04/07 CMLL.com news

CMLL (TUE) Arena Coliseo 04/02 Results [CMLL.com]
1) Ultimo Dragoncito, Pequeno Olimpico & Bracito de Oro b Pierrothito, Sombria & Gitanito
2) Neutron, StarMAN & Brazo de Plata Jr. b Reyes Veloz, Koreano, Jeque
3) Felino, Volador Jr., & Tony Rivera b Emilio Charles, Bestia Salvaje & Pierroth Jr.
4) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, & Blue Panther DQ Mascara 2000, Averno, Mephisto
5) Mistico b Rey Bucanero

I believe the only hopes the Guerreros have of stopping Mistico now are either Tarzan Boy beating him, or Mistico being elected Pope.

angles don’t die, they just take forever: Remember those two weeks last year when it seemed like they were building up a Universo 2000 vs Blue Demon feud – Universo won the Leyenda de Azul and exchanged words with Jr. during the plaque presentation, and then Demon got used as fodder for the continuing discussion of what is or is not an illegal piledriver? Yea, they’re following up now – Demon’s going to be in for next week’s Negro Casas Spectactular, in the undercard against Universo.

04/07 Ovaciones News

No CMLL news in the paper today. Lots of little bits about other things and hyping up IWRG’s Thursday card. Avisman and American Gigolo were scheduled to have a title match, but switched to a hair/hair one instead.

El Dandy beat La Parka to win back the Mexican National Light Heavyweight championship in Acapulco. The original title match was pretty good, though I still haven’t seen it.

Atlantis’ kid show is scheduled for 04/30 in Coliseo, wiht a main event of Black Warrior, Blue Panther and Atlantis vs Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero and Tarzan Boy. Show starts at 11, much earlier than usual.

Super Parka beat El Texano in a hair/hair match in Tijuana.

Martha Villalobos is opening her own (AAA-affilated) promotion in Ecatepec. First is on 04/16, with Charly Manson and Monsther vs Intocable and Alebrije.

Yesterday was the 19th anniversary of el Solitario’s death. (La Arena)

Interviews on Box y Lucha

Ovaciones has no lucha news, but they did have a blurb on the Heat killing the Bulls last night. So wrong.

Over on Box Y Lucha, there’s an interview with Super Crazy about WWE. He signed a week ago for a three year (!) deal. (Crazy plans on wrestling five more years in total.) He doesn’t have a start date as of yet; it sounds like he may wrestle a few more times in Mexico before he starts up (but only after a hand injury he suffered in Japan heals up.) Crazy hopes to wrestle in Mexico during his WWE stint but notes it says ‘exclusive’ on the contract.

There’s also interviews with Damian and Halloween about their return to Arena Mexico and relationship with Konnan and with Loco Max talking about his debut in ’93.

No sign of last night’s Coliseo results as of yet.

Rocky Romero got the Black Tiger (IV) gimmick from NJPW last weekend (as you can read here); I presume the current Black Tiger can keep on using it as long as he’s in Mexico. Black Tiger vs Black Tiger would be sorta neat, though.

04/05 news

ovaciones news

Get ’em while they’re active.

Sagrado would like to be as big as Mistico. Well no duh.
Arena Coliseo turned 62 this past Saturday. The first match was el Santo vs Black Shadow, mask vs mask, with a reported sell out and 5000 outside wanting tickets.
CMLL Lineups

CMLL (TUE) Arena Coliseo 04/02 Lineup
1) Ultimo Dragoncito, Pequeno Olimpico & Bracito de Oro vs Pierrothito, Sombria & Gitanito
2) Neutron, StarMAN & Brazo de Plata Jr. vs Reyes Veloz, Koreano, Jeque
3) Felino, Volador Jr., & Tony Rivera vs Emilio Charles, Bestia Salvaje & Pierroth Jr.
4) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, & Blue Panther vs Mascara 2000, Averno, Mephisto
5) Mistico vs Rey Bucanero

CMLL (FRI) Arena Mexico 04/08 Lineup
1) Tigre Blanco & Tigre Metalico vs Super Comando & Artillero
2) Virus vs Loco Max [lightining match]
3) Satanico, Zumbido & Alan Stone vs Okumura, Taguchi & Masada
4) Sagrado, Safari, Maximo, La Mascara & Misterioso Jr. vs Nitro Dr. X, Sangre Azteca, Hooligan, Koreano [cibernetico]
billed as CMLL vs Guerrero Gang
5) Universo 2000, Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Canek & Canek Jr.
Canek Jr.’s Arena Mexico debut
6) Dr. Wagner, Mistico & Negro Casas vs Damian 666, Halloween, Pierroth

CMLL (SUN) Arena Coliseo 04/10 Lineup
1) Rayos Tapatios vs Flecha & Vaquero
2) Texano Jr., Ultimo Vampiro & Sombra de Plata vs Ramstein, Mogur & Guerrero Del Futuro
3) Brazo de Oro, Ring Mendoza, Virus vs Mr. Mexico, Arkangel & Loco Max
4) Satanico, Sagrado & Alan Stone vs Emilio Charles, Taguchi & Okumura
5) Shocker, Atlantis & Mr. Niebla vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Tarzan Boy & Ultimo Guerrero

News I thought I posted this weekend

– Averno & Mephisto are your new tag team champions

This is pretty awesome, because I’m big fans of these guys and they seem to be moving up the cards. I hope it means the titles are more visible than they were under Atlantis and Blue Panther.

CMLL FRI (04/01) Arena Mexico Results [O’Campo]
1) Valiente/Meteorix b Polvora/Vaquero
There was a screw up here, as the referees got to 20 on the countout with everyone outside the ring, but they let the match keep going because that wasn’t the finish, instead waiting for the tecnicos to make it back in.
2) Dr. X/Nitro/Sangre Azteca b Misterioso/Zumbido/Sagrado
3) Universo 2000/Mascara 2000/Apolo Dantes DQ Perro Jr./Canek/Pierroth
Apolo beat Perro with a DVD in the first fall. The second fall saw Canek Jr. debut, attacking the Capos. I sure hope Canek Jr. is good or becomes good, because I think we might be stuck with him for a while. His first match is this Friday.
4) Damian/Halloween/Black Tiger b Heavy Metal/Mr. Niebla Safari/Felino
No sign of Niebla, so Safari took his place. Halloween gave Felino an F5 on the floor in the third fall, and as he got stretchered out, Damian hit Heavy Metal with the kendo stick. Referees were looking the wrong way.
5) Averno & Mephisto b Atlantis & Blue Panther to become the twentieth CMLL Tag Team Champions
About a twenty minute match. Clean finish.

– Vampiro jumped to AAA, and is part of LLL

Sorta surprising on the surface, but Vampiro’s seemingly been demoted from a guy having his own feuds to a fall guy for Pierroth and others, which would seem like a good point to leave. Konnan booking for AAA may play into his decision.

More surprising is, despite skipping his Friday Puebla date to show up in AAA, Vampiro did make his last CMLL match in Arena Coliseo versus Shocker. That’s a pretty cool move – I can’t imagine it’d ever happen in the US (either the guy wouldn’t be willing to show, or the company wouldn’t let him show; sounds like everything was kept professional here.)

CMLL SUN (04/03) Arena Coliseo Results [ovaciones]
1) Rayos Tapatios b Flecha & Koreano
2) Rey Infierno/Zayco/Guerrero del Futuro b Tony Rivera/Tigre Metalico/Tigre Blanco
3) 8 Tag Team Tournament
3a) 1st Round: Taguchi and Okumura b La Mascara and Alan Stone
3b) 1st Round: Rayo de Jalisco and Sagrado b Pierroth and El Hijo del Pierroth
3c) 1st Round: Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata b Bestia Salvaje and Terrible
3d) 1st Round: Ulitmo Guerrero and Rey Bucanero b Safari and Satanico
3e) Semifinal: Rayo de Jalisco and Sagrado b Taguchi and Okumura
3f) Semifinal: Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucanero b Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata
3g) Final: Rayo de Jalisco and Sagrado b Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucanero
Just so you know no one’s following Robert’s advice, GdI finished off Sagrado, but Rayo beat both of them.
4) Shocker b Vampiro
Two falls to one

The entry angle to AAA has Antonio Pena (as AAA owner) getting revenge on Cibernetico (as LLL leader who recently turned Tineblas Jr.) by signing Vampiro and making him the new leader of LLL. I think I’m missing something there.

– Gronda is still with AAA

And everyone’s thrilled about that.

– The big Casas trios match is 04/25.

SuperLucha’s cover is here.

Lucha Times

Page is updated now, with what actually aired on TLN as well.

Saturday should be the first half of La Copa Jr. I don’t think we’ll be getting the second Best Of.

Be careful if you tape the overnight; Saturday night is the DST switch – depending on how your recording device works, you may need to extend your taping an extra hour. (Or just tape the afternoon one, which is my plan.)

04/01 news & notes

Ovaciones has an interview with Charly Manson (mostly re: feud with Electroshock).

There’s also an Arena Mexico preview article – this is the third time Averno and Mephisto have met Atlantis and Blue Panther (07/20/04 and 08/30/04), and the champions third title defense versus Guerrero members (Olimpico/Bucanero I remember, the Tarzan/Ultimo one I do not.)

In the notes, Terrible claims he’s not afraid of a hair match with Shocker – he just wants a big enough match to do it “unlike Vampiro, who bets his hair against anyone and always loses it.” That’s not keeping with the brotherhood of rudos.

Your Daily Gronda Update: He’s supposed to main event AAA’s card tonight, so there should be an answer on his status. (Same thing with Vampiro, since he’s supposed to be in Arena Puebla for CMLL.)

I may not have the lucha times page update till late tonight, but I can at least save you the trip to Gala’s listings.

Saturday: 3-5pm (before the soccer) on the east coast feed, 5-7pm (after the soccer) on the west coast feed. Overnight is usual 3-5am.
Sunday: 2-4pm

03/31 news

Back to daily stealing from Ovaciones.

Bucanero did end up accepting Mistico’s challenge for a singles match (though not for a hair/mask match). They meet in the main event of Arena Coliseo next Tuesday. The rest of the card hasn’t been announced.

In addition to the usual Monday show in Puebla, CMLL is adding another show “every fifteen days”, which is an odd schedule. First added show is tommorow

CMLL 04/01 (FRI) Arena Puebla Lineup
1) King Jaguar & Iron vs Ares & Black Masters
2) Tiger Rojo & Zigma vs Toro Bill & Toro Bill Jr.
3) Tsuki, Shockercito, Mini Olimpico vs Mini Pierroth, Mini Volencia, Espectrito
4) La Mascara, Black Warrior, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Okumura, Taguchi
5) Dos Caras Jr., Negro Casas and Mistico vs Hector Garza, Tarzan Boy and Vampiro

That goes head to head with an AAA show. While nothing of importance, it’s at least the level of the usual Arena Coliseo show. Tarzan Boy goes from here to Guatemala for a show on 04/03.

Your Daily Gronda Update: the bit this week says Gronda left AAA because he wasn’t a good tecnico – which still means he’s just going to LLL, I believe.

Upcoming Congress Theatre shows

I didn’t hear anything about the OELL shows or a Congress Theatre show which I didn’t even know about but was apparently the same day?

The next lucha show in the area seems to be ELL-MEX (I’m guessing!) at Congress Theatre on 04/09 (SAT). Over on CW, there’s this post over on CW.com’s board.

The lucha card for April 9th has been changed due to conflicts of schedules so Dr Wagner Jr,Vampiro,Psicosis and Blue Demon Jr WILL NOT be at this card[though Blue Jr is scheduled for a May card for LUCHAVAVOOM in the same theatre] and these guys are now replaced by Tinieblas and his mascot Alushe,Super Porky,Emilio Charles,Scorpio,and Bestia Salvaje.

It’s gotta be a new Alushe, right? Tickets are $15 and $25. Bell time is listed at 6 PM. How often do you get to see the Taliban in Chicago? (Wait, don’t answer that.)

(In a weird hilarious concidence, I’m going to a Shins concert on the five days later – which is also at Congress. Can’t get away from the building.)

The Lucha Va Voom show refered to in that post is listed on their site, and is the Cinco De Mayo show Dave Meltzer refered to a few days ago.

TicketWeb actually expands on the lineup a little bit. Blue Demon Jr. & Solar vs Rey Misterio & Psicosis will be the main event, and is being advertised as Nicho’s last match before heading to WWE. Semi-main has super minis Tzuki and Mascarita Sagrada not only appearing in the same place at the same time (so it’d going to be quite a trick for one guy to be both this time!) taking out Cassandro and Misterioso. What a strange match, Misterioso’s gotta be ticked he signed that contract. Chilango, Durango, and the ladies are also listed. Hosts are the Guy From Beat The Geeks and SpongeBob (and five billion other voice roles, wow.)

Per usual, tickets are bit more pricey for Va Voom shows, $20 and $40 ringside. Unlike the last time they unoffically did a LVV show at Congress, it’s “18 and older” show.