In a accidentally deleted version of my 06/08 entry, I said something along the lines of “if you bet on lucha libre – why? – put lots of money on Los Infernales to beat La Famila de Tijuana for the Mexican Trios Titles.”
It ended up a NC. A really screwy no contest (Mephisto pins Halloween, Halloween uses object on Mephisto, Nicho pins Mephisto and later Averno, commisioner throws out the whole fall) but a NC in any case. Never use me for betting advice.
This Friday (06/20) will be the CMLL 70th’s Anniversery Show, and this is the lineup
– Pierroth vs Cien Caras – hair/hair
– Los Infernales vs La Familia De Tijuana (c) for the Mexican National Trios Championship
– Vampiro, NJPW’s Heat, Villano IV vs Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero and Violencia
– Negro Casas, Felino, Sagrado [debuting] vs Masada, Nosawa, Black Warrior
– Safari, Olimpico, Tony Rivera vs Veneno, Arkangel, Nitro
– Tsuky Y Pequeno Olimpico vs Fire Y Guerrero Del Futuro
– If Violencia EVER wants to impress anyone that he can (still?) go, that would be the match to do it.
– They’re only refering to him as Heat. He’s working the non-TV Coliseo show as well.
– Sagrado translates via Babelfish to to Asylum. The presumption is that he’s Genetico, back under a mask.
– You can tell they’re packing a card – or at least trying to give that impression – when Negro is working 4th from the top
– Why is Veneno on the same team as Nitro? There’s a slight story problem there…
Last Sunday, at the Arena Coliseo show, Takemura managed to beat Mr. Mexico, straight falls, in a hair match thanks to a biased referee. NJPW.com is reporting that he’s injuried (he’d been scheduled for their LA gym’s debut show) – I wonder if it happened during the match or before it (making the screwyness needed to get through the match.)
Also at the show, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. did succesfully defend his WWA Heavyweight Title over Mascara Ano Dos Mil in a match that apparently went 40 minutes long. Sunday was not a TV taping (thank god) but I’d guess clips would eventually show up.
Last Tuesday’s Arena Coliseo show (6/10, TV) featured a rematch between the GdI and Guapo trios, with Shocker beating Ultimo to take it. This led to another Ultimo/Shocker singles non-title match last night (6/17, TV). Not sure who won yet.
In the Observer, Dave mentions that both El Dandy and Hector Garza have left AAA and want to get back into CMLL. He alludes to some burned bridges between Garza and CMLL – what was that about?
Maybe more later.