04/26: AAA TV scheduled, Ticketmaster, Queretaro,

AAA’s announced it’s May TV tapings in Ovaciones.
– 05/06 Oaxaca
– 05/12 Apizaco, Tlaxcala
– 05/20 Morelia
– 05/26 Minatitlan, Veracruz
– 05/30 San Luis Potosi

What’s great is El Sol de San Luis Potosi writes a lucha libre article about every day and quite of the same exact article (I swear there’s been ten weekdays straight of hype for the Mistico show on 05/02), so we’ll know how the month ends well before the middle cards are announced. Ovaciones says AAA is not sure when they’ll run TripleMania yet and may do it in May, which would be a surprise to me.

Ovaciones also says CMLL is talking about starting selling tickers on Ticketmaster again, starting on 05/19.

Luchas 200 #365 teases the return of Perro Aguayo Sr.

CMLL (TUE) 04/24 Arena Queretaro Lineup [Knotty @ El Martinete]
1) Espiritu Negro b Alasthor
2) Drabek I & Drabek II vs Fuego Latino & Ozuno
3) El Corsario & Perro del Ring b Toro & Ursus
4) Arkangel & Dr. X ?? Leono & Sagrado
5) La Mascara, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Averno, Mephisto, Sangre Azteca

AAA (TUE) 04/24 Foro Tecate de Culiacan [KrisZ,
rodi-619 @ el martinete
]
1) Doberman & El Anesteciador b Astro Boy & Frank el Payaso
2) El Delfin & Orion b ? & El Halcon
3) La Parkita & Mini Path Finder b Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera b Cuervo, Espiritu, Ozz
5) Octagon b Fuerza Guerrera [MEX MIDDLE]

Top 3 matches were all people sneaking in fouls for wins. YAY lameness.

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CMLL FSE GDR #36

Taped 04/08, aired 04/15

These four week builds to stip matches, they’re not really working. I mean, this was fitting enough to build up the match, but I don’t think anyone really cares about the match or feud or whatever. It worked with Flecha because it hadn’t been done a bunch and because Flecha was a more interseting wrestler. Jeque is pretty nondescript, and Stuka needs some help to carry this.

There’s something deeply amusing about Tiger Metalico bailing out on Halloween’s big move it hits.

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CMLL CAN52 GDR #74

Taped 04/15/07, aired 04/21/07

FdT vs Maximo and friends is a comedy feud, which I guess I should’ve figured. In that vein, this should be a perfect title match for Kid’s Day, though probably not with the happy finish or anything.

Interesting that the main event challenges were around the tag team belts, not the NWA Title as it’s turning it out. Could they not figure out a partner for Warrior? Is Negro busy? Is Negro hurt? Maybe it was a simple change of plans.

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04/27-04/29 Lucha Times

AAAUS: Kenzo vs Ciber vs Parka in a bull terrier match, and Reina de Reinas.

CAN52: The Debut of The New New New New Infernals! (Probably)

FSE: Pushed off to midnight, maybe, probably. Preview says Dark Angel vs Princesa Sujei, which would be, in fact, a preview for this week instead of this past week. Mex Trios lead up match too.

AAAMEX: Lucha in the rain.

CMLLMEX: Not quite sure how the Cibernetico affects things, if that’ll shift to CAN52 GdR or what. If they pull the Coliseo match, Brillante makes TV.

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04/24: Coliseo, Vampiro, Mass at Arena Mexico

Last night’s Coliseo show was an odd one. Someone felt like booking angles, which is bizarre for a Tuesday show.

CMLL (TUE) 04/24 Arena Coliseo [ovaciones, cmll, DIOS @ box y lucha]
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II DQ Caligula & Messala
2) Brillante, Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera b Artillero, Hooligan, Super Comando
3) Euforia, Loco Max, Nosferatu b Felino, Mictlan, Satanico
4) Maximo, Texano Jr., Virus DQ Goto, Ohara, Okumura
5) Alex Koslov, Negro Casas, Shocker b Atlantis, Tarzan Boy, Ultimo Guerrero

Alex submitted Atlantis in the main event. This is their fourth straight Tuesday opposing each other, and it sounds like it’ll be five, because Alex wants a shot at the NWA Light Heavyweight Title.

Maximo and Texano Jr. got ramped up for their big title defense on Sunday…by turning on each other! It looks like Maximo got a five man beating, with both Texano and Virus attacking him (which someone meant they won by DQ, but never mind.) No idea why – Ovaciones mentions “miscommunication”, and hints we’re already headed to a Virus/Maximo hair match. Sagrado/Texano/Maximo have zero chance of retaining the Mexican trios belts on Sunday.

In the tercera, Satanico returned to do rudo side on a permanent basis, betraying Mictlan and Felino to help his new students (Eufora and Nosferatu.) After the match, the Nuevo Nuevo Nuevo Infernales beat up Loco Max for good measure.

Caligula yanked one of the Tapatios masks. Stuka beat Super Comando.

CMLL (TUE) 05/01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Milenio
2) Casanova vs Fraile de la Muerte
3) Idolo vs Mr. Trueno
4) Evola vs Danger
5) Leon Blanco vs Egipcio
6) Gallo, Magnum, Stuka vs Malefico, Mascara Magica, Toxico
7) Rayman & Vampiro vs Black Warrior & Eclipse

So he’s back as a tecnico. Good to know.

(El Porvenir) Arena Mexico is often called the cathederal of Lucha Libre. This Saturday, it’s going to be a stand in church. As far as I can tell from the article, they’re having a religion convention at the normal huge church in town. It wraps up on Sunday, but theyr’e not going to be able to hold Saturday mass there as a result, and so they’re renting out Arena Mexico. To cover the rent, they’re selling tickets to church – ringside tickets are 50 pesos ($4.55US). I hope service is randomly interrupted by a Mistico chant.

This means Arena Mexico will have an event three straight days (normal Arena Mexico, mass, special show on Sunday), and also three Saturdays in a row (mass, Luchas 2000, Toryumon)

AAA’s preview of Friday’s taping including Crazy Boy talking about extreme wrestling.

(Suburban Chicago News) About 1.5 hour away from me, in Waukegan, IL, the library will be celebrating Day of the Kid by bringing in Espectro and La Parkita (listed here as brothers) to talk about life as lucha libre wrestler. Those pictures sure look familiar.

(Beaumont Journal) Beaumont, TX’s first ever Cinco de Mayo festival will include some lucha libre matches; main event is Pentagon Black/Xochitl Hamada vs Sicodelico Jr./Miss Vicky. Tickets are $15-$25 for the whole event, including a music peformance which seems to be the main act. You can get the tickets around town, and at ticketmaster.com

El Sol de Tampico has a obit for wrestler Alejandro Montana.

IWRG’s site is still down. So is El Halcon’s.

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04/24: Puebla, Solidaridad, IWRG, AULL

CMLL (MON) 04/23 Arena Puebla [hugo999 @ box y lucha]
1) Mr. Rafaga & Murcielago b Aguila Guerrera & Fuerza Tiger
2) Fuerza Chicana, Furia Chicana, Siki Osama Jr. b Blue Center, Centella de Oro, Zigma
3) Ohara, Okumura, Toro Bill Sr. b Astro Boy, Leono, Valiente
4) Felino, Negro Casas, Ultimo Dragon b Averno, Mephisto, Nitro
5) Damian 666, Halloween, Hector Garza b Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero, Shocker

Toro Bill reversed a pin on Leono to pick up the win. Leono wants a hair match. Garza got a foul on Rey for a pin.

CMLL (SUN) 04/22 Arena Solidaridad
1) Tacua b Arquero
2) Enrique Aguilera & Ramrio Ramirez L Cadillo, Difuno II, Difunto I, Diluvio Negro I, Jhonatan, Llamarada, Monje Negro Jr., Sergio Romo Jr., Venum [cage, hair]
3) Difunto I, Difunto II, Monje Negro Jr. vs Cadillo, Gato Volador, Venum
4) Caifan I, Eclipse (Monterrey), Ephesto b Diluvio Negro I, Estrella Dorada Jr., La Mascara
5) Dos Caras, Dr. Wagner Jr., Shocker b Satanico, Tarzan Boy, Terrible

That’s the referee and the ring announcer losing the hair match.

IWRG’s site is still down, but scattered info is in from other places.

IWRG (THU) 04/12 Arena Naucalpan [the gladiatores]
1) Golem b Mr. Randal
2) Macho II & Narco Satanico II b Ave Fenix & Puma King
3) Kraneo, Trauma I, Trauma II b Fabián el Gitano, Freelance, Kid Tiger
4) Kai, Negro Navarro, Suicida, Yamato b Enfermero Jr., Masada, Okumura, Veneno
5) Bestia Salvaje, Cien Caras Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. b Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo de Anibal, Rayo de Jalisco Jr.

IWRG (THU) 04/26 Arena Nauacalpan [boxylucha]
1) Antaris vs Golem
2) Kid Tiger & Star Boy vs Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Cerebro Negro, Kai, Yamato vs Black Terry, Fantasma de la Opera, Puma King
4) Dr. Cerebro, Esfinge, Hijo de Anibal vs Kraneo, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Okumura
5) Hijo de Cien Caras, Pierroth, Terrible vs Alex Koslov, Mascara Sagrada, Suicida

IWRG (SUN) 04/29 Arena Naucalapan [boxylucha]
1) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde vs Puma King, Trauma I, Trauma II
2) Negro Navarro, Solar I, Suicida vs Black Terry, Fantasma de la Opera, Kraneo
3) ?, el Dandy, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Bestia Salvaje, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Pierroth

AULL has a website up http://alianzauniversal-luchalibre.com/, though it seems to have more unfinished pages than finsihed ones.

AULL (SAT) 04/14 Arena Lopez Mateos [AULL]
1) Magnifico & Samba b Rey de Corazones & Venom
2) Brian Lee, Sasaki, Yakuza b Hanaoka, Iguanita, Pequeno Demonio
3) Epidemia, Kid Star Tiger, Robin Maravilla b Heavy Boy, Sepulturero I, Sepulturero II
4) Rocky Santana, Sagrado, Terry 2000 b Psicopata, Rey Krymen, Sadico
5) La Mascara, Marco Corelone, Ultimo Gladiador b Atlantis, Nitro, Satanico

AULL (SAT) 04/28 Arena Lopez Mateos [boxylucha]
1) Dragon Chino, Hakun, Yakuza vs Tortuga Mutante I, Tortuga Mutante II, Tortuga Mutante III
2) Misterio, Psicopata, Sepulturero I vs Ice Killer, Sepulturero II, Violento
3) India Sioux & Lady Apache vs Hiroka & Mima Shimoda
4) Epidemia, Robin Maravilla, Terry 2000 vs Pierroth Jr., Rey Krymen, Sadico
5) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, La Mascara vs Black Warrior, LA Park, Misterioso II

The tecnicos on the semimain are listed as a Trio Of Champions, so I’m thinking Terry 2000 retained his title.

CMLL (SUN) 04/29 Coliseo Coacalco
1) Dr. Enigma & Dragon Metalico vs Fire Fox & Orion Negro
2) Ave Nocturna, Eterno, Wizard vs Buitre, Cat Metal, Estigma
3) Alex Steel, Heavy Boy, Rudy Garduno vs Black Spider, Hermano Niebla Negra I, Hermano Niebla Negra II
4) Fabian el Gitano, Justiciero, Rey de Corazones vs Black Jaguar, Dr. Cerebro, Universo 2000
5) Sangre Azteca vs Magnifico [MEX WELTER]

(rfc) “Don Pepe” Jose Martinez Garza, who acting as a Box Y Lucha commision member in Monterrey, passed away on Monday.

La Jornada has an interview with Axxel.

El Occidental has a bio of Diablo Velasco.

(SignOnSanDiego) Tonight’s edition of “Stories de la Frontera” – a local show in San Diego, airs at 9:30 on KPBS (and also Friday at 5PM on Cox Cable Channel 4) – includes a segment on lucha libre on Rey Misterio Sr.

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04/23: Mistico moves one step closer to holding every belt in the world, Sewage Man news

CMLL (SUN) 04/22 Arena Coliseo [ovaciones]
1) Polvora & Vaquero b Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II
2) Brillante, Tiger Metalico, Tigre Blanco b Apocalipsis, Dr. X, Hooligan
3) Diana la Cazadora, Marcela, Sahori b Amapola, Diosa Maya, Princesa Sujei
4) Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila b Maximo, Sagrado, Texano Jr.
5) Lizmark Jr., Mistico, Rey Bucanero b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Eclipse

Mistico pulled the ol’ “mask underneath my mask” trick on Black Warrior, so Mistico didn’t drop to cover his face and instead beat Warrior for the win. Mistico wants a shot at Warrior’s NWA Middleweight Championship, and that will indeed be the main event of next week’s Kids Day show. Perros will also be getting a title shot (two straight non-title wins over the champs), so the new card looks something like this:

CMLL (SUN) 04/29 Arena Mexico
1) Sombra de Plata & Super Nova vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Mini Olimpico, Shockercito, Tsuki vs Mini Damian 666, Mini Halloween, Mini Mr. Aguila
3) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Mascara Sagrada vs Mascara 2000, Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000
4) Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila vs Maximo, Sagrado, Texano Jr. [MEX TRIOS]
5) Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., Marco Corelone vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero
6) Mistico vs Black Warrior [NWA MIDDLE]

Mistico’s going to be a four belt champion come Sunday, ain’t he? The odds are heavily stacked in his favor – they can’t have Mistico lose on Kids Day two years in a row, without running a major angle. He’d be champ of four different divisions – Welter, Super Welter (IWRG), Middle, Tag – so I don’t think they’re going to make my dreams come true and unify some of these belts (and knock ‘em of existence).

Why not put every belt on Mistico? I’m all for it. The rudos will always be able to punk him out before matches, because how can you walk when carrying all those titles?

I was figuring no title change on this Mexican Trios program before we knew Mistico was in the main event. Since they can send the fans home happy with that, I’m leaning towards the Perros picking up the belts here (making Aguila a double trios champ.)

Magazines
Box Y Lucha 2815 wonders if Mistico will appear without his mask in his upcoming soap opera. (I’m gonna say NO)
Super Luchas #209 highlights the Hell Brothers and the newest Nuevos Infernales.

In San Diego, EarthFair 2007 festivites included lucha libre matches, including a match between Sewage Man and Agua Limpia. I don’t like the rudos chances on Kids Day, I don’t like Sewage Man’s chances on Earth Day.

IWRG’s site is still down.

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CMLL CAN52 GDR #73

Taped 04/06, 04/08/07, aired 04/13/07

Two okay matches. The Okumura/Ohara/Goto crew looked good, I liked Maximo, and it was really Valiente who needed to do a little more in his more high profile opportunity. Main event was fine, with the usual shenanigans but not an annoying amount of them. Finish seemed to set up Marco/Terrible for down the road – it’s too big of an upset to ignore. I don’t know if that would actually work, but I’d be for more interested in finding out than Universo/Marco, that’s for sure. The post match interviews kinda ignored the point and they’re not listed as working together an time soon, so it’s just sorta odd.

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04/22: More AAA TV notes, Jeque/Stuka finish, Accion

Rodrigo_Park @ box y lucha has a recap of the 04/20 AAA Xalapa taping. Notes not mentioned in Ovaciones:
– the taping started 3 hours late; it was an outdoor show, so they didn’t want to start till the rain stopped, but that doesn’t help the fans who were stuck out waiting.
– the show suffered due to the wet ring; a Fuerza Aerea member blew a spot badly because of it
– Joe Lider and Crazy Boy ran in the Sect/Barrios match for the usual spots. Joe might have hurt his knee in here
– Cibernetico was nowhere to be found on the show, so after the tag match, you had a scene of Charly and Chessman versus the whole Sect and the whole Vipers. It did not fair well for the Hell Brothers.
– La Parka Jr introduced Tinieblas Jr. as his replacement.

The recap mentions Octagon was walking strange to the ring and, friends of his noted (so this secondhand, thirdhand when you’re reading it here) they smelled alcohol on him. Seeing as the wrestlers must’ve been sitting backstage with nothing to do for three hours, it certaintly seems possible they might have had a beer while killing time. I don’t know if it means he was drunk or what.

CMLL FSE was as noted yesterday, which means
04/13 Mexico: Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Sahori
04/15 Mexico: Stuka Jr. b Jeque [mask]

I have to say, my personal highlight from the the mask match was Arkangel (and Jeque’s family) wearing a Jeque shirt – I can not believe such a thing exists.

Jeque TOTALLY got screwed. Stuka sorta did too, because the match story wasn’t Stuka getting a big win, it was Tigre Hispano screwing up. Jeque missed a top rope move, Stuka covered him, Jeque kicked out at 2, and Tigre Hispano counted three anyway. I had feared it was Jeque doing a little business for himself, but from the move that led to the finish and the amount of time left in the show, it was pretty obviously designed to be a near fall and Hispano screwed it up. FSE showed slow motion replays clearly showing Jeque getting his shoulder up – this was bad. After the three count, everything fell apart; I think Jeque wanted to ignore the three count and keep going, but Hispano didn’t immediately wave off the three count, Jeque quickly realized they were screwed and gave up the goat.

They MIGHT be able to do a return hair match here, but they sure shouldn’t be putting Tiger Hispano in another big match anytime soon.

We got a crying child though. That was great.

Accion:

CMLL: MONKEY VS MONKEY, though they really didn’t explain what was up with that, and Evil Black Monkey got beat up by Bucanero and strechered out too. Lots of focus on Ultimo/Shocker to build up next week’s match, and the finish.

AAA: Mexican Powers vs Guapos. Crazy Boy moonsault off a high object, CHECK. Joe Lider’s new outfit is ugly, but he was good enough to beat up Guapocito and Scorpio Jr. for the win.

According to Bob Barnett on Figure Four Daily, part of Vampiro’s return to CMLL is to set up a deal between the promotion and a Canadian PPV company. That would be cool, if it happens.

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04/20 AAA TV Results

previous: 03/25, 04/01, 04/15

AAA TV (FRI) 04/20 Estadio Colon De Xalapa [ova]
1) Apocalispis (AAA), Astroman, Erick Montana ?? Dallas Yango, Ricky Estrada, Ringo Estrada
2) Miss Janeth, Rossy Moreno, Tiffany b Cinthia Moreno, Estrellita, Sexy Star
3) Laredo Kid, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Super Fly b El Apache, Policeman, Super Calo, Toxico
4) Cuervo, Ozz, Scoria b Alan, Billy Boy, Decnnis
5) Charly Manson & Chessman b Kenzo Suzuki & Mesias
6) Elegido, Octagon, Tinieblas Jr., Zorro b Abismo Negro, Antifaz, Histeria, Mr. Niebla

Airs
Mex: 04/29
US: 05/19

Tinieblas Jr. was this show’s La Parka Jr. fill in. Parka appeared on the show to thank the fans.

The Vipers were helping out the Sect/Legion here, not that you can actually tell by the results. Abismo’s crew got involved in the semimain, and Mesias and Chessman got in the main event.

Is Cibernetico hurt again? Doing tag matches that keep him out is one thing – we could at least pretend they were setting up a tag title defense here – but not doing the run-in makes me wonder. He hasn’t looked 100% (but I’m so behind again.)

No details on the Barrio Boys loss, but I can only imagine Billy was acting up. Fabi was replaced in the women’s trio by Cinthia, but surfaced to attack Sexi Star and cost the tecnicas the match. I wonder when we get the mask/hair match?

Next tapings:
04/27 – Hidalgo
– sometime in May – somewhere

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