04/22: SLP, Neza, Laguna, lineups

Ovaciones is back up with a redesign. I need to change all my shortcuts. The lucha libre articles and columns do not appear to be up yet, but they do have a digitial version of the whole newspaper. You can find today’s lucha articles on page 20, including Alex wanting a shot at Atlantis’ title.

(Reforma via Jazzo) Hector Garza does not understand why he’s not champion right now. Hector says himself and Mistico have never recieved an explaination of why the belts were taken away from them when it was all Averno’s fault for starting it. Meanwhile, Perro says generic things to talk about tonight’s main evnt.

CMLL PROLLM (SUN) 04/13 Coliseo Coacalco [SuperLuchas #270]
1) Alma Negra, Betos Boy, Espejismo b Guman, Joe Black, Thunderbill
2) Mini Robin & Mini Spiderman b Mini Hooligan I & Mini Hooligan II
3) Ave Nocturna, Eterno, Storm b Alexander, Valentine, Vincent
4) Gallito de Oro, Hijo de Enrique Vera, Mano Negra Jr. b America, Epidemia, Heavy Boy
5) Enrique Vera, Justiciero, Tony Rivera b Euforia, Killer, Veneno

Lesser attendance than usual for this show, with the America/Chivas game blamed.

SuperLuchas also mentions Solar’s “America” title is the Campeonato de Sudamérica de El Salvador. Why a Central American country would have a championship of South America is beyond me but I’ll go with it.

Esmas posted a transcript of Shocker’s chat.

AAA writes an article (IN ALL CAPS) about a third anniversary show for the Antonio Pena lucha libre school.

CMLL’s note about Sunday’s Sangre Azteca vs Grey Shadow semimain event hypes it as a battle of nations. Does this mean they finally decided on a nation for Grey Shadow (like maybe Cuba) or is his home country offically “Latino Hertiage”?

AULL (WED) 04/16 Arena Lopez Mateos [SuperLuchas #270]
1) Cerval b Torbellino Martinez
2) Hijo del Valiente & Valiente Jr. b Cerebro Maligno & Medieval
3) Dragon Chino, Dragon Sagrado, Tortuguillo Ninja, Yakuza DQ Rey Krimen, Rocky Santana, Viento Negro, Violento
4) Negro Navarro, Sadico, Sepulturero I b Chucho el Roto, Máscara Sagrada, Robin Maravilla
5) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V b Atlantis, Olímpico, Sangre Azteca

V5 pinned Atlantis clean in the quick main event (under 10 minutes.) The recap said Hijo del Valiente and Valiente Jr. did not show themselves worthy of their names and Valiente ought to be rethink it.

CMLL (WED) 04/16 Auditorio Miguel Barragan [el Mojado @ el Martinete]
1) Cat Metal & Leopardo b Brujo Cosmico Jr. & Sombra del Misterio
2) Black Fantasy, Fuerza Malgina, Sabu Jr. b Futuro 2000, Lover Boy, Star Boy
3) Mascarita Dorada, Tzuki, Último Dragoncito b Mini Halloween, Mr. Aguilita, Pequeno Damian 666
4) Ohara & Shigeo Okumura b Lover Boy & Máscara Púrpura
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Shocker b Black Warrior, Damián 666, Mr. Águila

CMLL (THU) 04/17 Arena Neza [Heri 99 @ el Martinete]
1) Sakura & Yidra b Mr. Buho & Tormenta II
2) Dark Angel, Luna Mágica, Marcela b Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
2) Celestial, Electrico, Último Dragoncito b Fire, Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Violencia
3) Calígula & Méssala b Pólvora & Vaquero
3) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V b La Máscara, Negro Casas, Stuka Jr.

AULL (WED) 04/23 Arena Lopez Mateos [SuperLuchas #270]
1) Cosmico & Eagleman vs Corsario de Plata & Rollin Boy
2) Hijo del Valiente, Shuriken, Valiente Jr. vs Medieval, Trauma I, Trauma II
3) Faraon jr., Kung Fu Jr., Mano Negra Jr. vs Carta Brava, el Mosco, Ultimo Gladiador
4) Rocky Santana, Villano III, Villano IV vs Mano Negra, Negro Navarro, Shu el Guerrero
5) Blue Panther & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Canek & Villano V

IWRG (THU) 04/24 Arena Naucalpan [SuperLuchas #270]
1) Halcon 2000 vs Rey Estruendo
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Chico Che vs Nemesis IWRG & Quarterback
3) Aeroman, Freelance, Zatura vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman vs El Hijo del Diablo, Negro Navarro, Veneno
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Multifacético, Pantera vs Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000

CMLL (THU) 04/24 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [el siglo de torreon]
1) Oso Negro Jr. & Venum b Espacial & Scriba Jr.
2) Atomo vs Pentagoncito [LAGUNA MINI]
3) Hooligan & Mr. Guerrero vs Piloto Negro & Piloto Negro
4) La Sombra, Shocker, Stuka Jr. vs Diamante Negro, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

IWRG (SUN) 04/27 Arena Naucalpan [SuperLuchas #270]
1) Ambar & Galactik vs Judas el Traidor & Kore Back
2) Miss Gaviota & Pareja vs Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Coco Verde, Cocochips, Cocolores vs Payaso Carrona, Payaso Miedo, Payaso Terror
4) Aeroman, Freelance, Zatura vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
5) El Dandy, El Fantasma, Fantasma Jr. vs el Hijo del Pierroth, Fuerza Guerrera, Septiembre Negro II

Is this the new Pierroth who was just introduced or is the IWRG one different? Is this CMLL second generation Fantasma or the other one? Is Kore Back meant to be Quarterback? I have no questions about clown on clown violence.

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04/21: Coliseo, Monterrey


In addition to everything else, I’ve been sick for the last couple of days and still am. I hope this is coherent but do not expect it to be so.

CMLL (SUN) 04/20 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sombra de Plata b Carrona & Cholo
2) Apocalipsis, Euforia, Nosferatu b Metálico, Neutrón, Tony Rivera
3) Flash, Máscara Púrpura, Mictlán b Dr. X, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura
4) Damián 666, Misterioso II, Satanico b Alex Koslov, Felino, Máximo
5) Sangre Azteca, Toscano, Último Guerrero DQ Grey Shadow, Místico, Negro Casas

Shadow and Alex were swapped, and it seems like there was a chance of plans here. After a couple weeks of UG/Mistico build, the finish here was Sangre faking a low blow from Shadow. It’ll be those two in a singles match next Sunday.

Alex didn’t get to be in the main event, but did get Maximo hitting on him. So that’s something. Satanico replaced Texano.

Micltan knocked himself out on a dive (looks like a tope con giro that went short). He was taken to the hospital and regained consciousness, but was not 100%. I hope they don’t let him rush back to the ring.

indy (SUN) 04/20 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Aguila Extrema & Guerrero Blanco b Diabolik & Euforia (Monterrey)
2) Mascarita Sagrada & Mini Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
3) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown b Aerostar, La Momia, Sangre Chicana
4) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo
5) La Parka Jr., Laredo Kid, Octagón b Antifaz del Norte, Espíritu, Kenzo Suzuki

indy (TUE) 04/22 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Chuy Escobedo Jr. & Puma Negro vs Black Rider & Mortifero
2) Huesitos & Rey Demonio Jr. vs La Furia & Viernes 13
3) Angel Negro & Corazon Adicto vs Genocida & Mariposa Monarca
4) Tonina Jackson vs Red Flamer [FILL SH]
5) Golden Boy, Super Nico, Ultramán Jr. vs Ejecutor, Jaque Mate, Simbolo

AAA (TUE) 04/29 Gimnasio el Parque Revolucion, Culiacan, Sinaola [rodi-619 @ box y lucha]
1) Oriental vs Casandro [CHIKARA WELTER]
2) Extreme Tiger & Halloween vs Crazy Boy & Joe Lider [extreme]
3) Cibernetico vs Chessman, Black Abyss, Mesias [cage]

Now I’m seeing things, not a good sign. I’m hoping Chui or someone can explain what I’m misunderstanding. Oriental is the one meant to be defending to the title that doesn’t actually exist in CHIKARA. Maybe this is the “Intercontinental” title?

CMLL PYCV (SUN) 05/04 Poliforum Zamna de Merida [Yucacool @ el Martinete]
1) Anubis, Buitre Lee, Fugitivo Maya vs Angel Infernal, Fuego Infernal, Lobo Salvaje
2) Suicida Jr., Torinito, Tormenta Negra Jr. vs Panther Boy, Proverbio, Rebelde Punk
3) Luna Mágica & Marcela vs la Bruja & Princesa Sujei
4) El Dandy, Enrique Vera, Rey Persa vs Black Terry, Enfermero Jr., the Killer Jr.
5) Averno & Místico vs La Sombra & Último Guerrero [ri]

Tiger Hispano says he suffered a fractured rib from Hector Garza’s inadverdant dropkick. It did look rough, because he got dropkicked back first into the turnbuckle instead of just being knocked down. He’s supposed have total rest for three weeks, but he made an appearance on Sunday’s Coliseo show to explain his absence.

Feburary’s WWA show, where Dr. Wagner beat Nicho for his WWA Junior Heavyweight Title aired on the Pacific Spanish Network Television. (El Misterioso @ box y lucha). I’d never heard of this network until that post.

This is the box y lucha thread discussing Nicho’s apparent return to AAA. I think we need to start a pool on how many TV taping he’ll last this time. Anyway, it read that Nicho’s reason for not coming to the IWRG shows was that they never agreed on money.

El Martinete will be interviewing Tinieblas, and posted a questions thread on their board.

Bolivan female wrestling now appears to include fire spots. I’m thinking that’s not the smartest idea with those long skirts. Sure looks like they drew a big crowd in those pictures.

Ovaciones is still down. This has happened before, and at least there’s more sources for news than in the past.

This story about a new show Latin Lover is doing digresses into a controversy about real vs fake. Not about lucha libre, but about Latin Lover’s butt. I don’t know how to follow that.

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04/20: Neza, Naucalpan, lineups

If anyone else gets CAN52 or FSE and tapes Guerreros del Ring, I’d really love to get a copy of this week’s shows. There’s an outside chance I might be able to get the FSE replay tomorrow night, but I’ve got little hope.

CMLL (SUN) 04/13 Arena Neza [thegladiatores]
1) Cosmico b Mosca (Neza)
2) Ahijado de la Muerte & Super Insecto b Guerrero Mixteco Jr. & Principe Celeste
3) Dr. Trauma & Torbellino Negro b El Pachuco & Piloto Suicida
4) Super Aguila I & Super Aguila II b Super Chiva I & Super Chiva II
5) Astro Boy, La Sombra, Rayo Tapatio I b Misterioso II, Ramstein, Virus
6) Averno & Mephisto b Místico & Volador Jr.

Averno yanked Mistico’s mask and rolled him up for the win.

IWRG (THU) 04/17 Arena Naucalpan [superluchas]
1) Trauma I & Trauma II b Comando Gama & Semental
2) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Aeroman, Freelance, Zatura
3) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman b Arlequin, Septiembre Negro II, Veneno
4) Black Dragon, El Fantasma, Pantera DQ Hijo de Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000
5) Multifacético b Black Terry [hair]

In the third fall, Pantera interfered to help Multifacetico and got ejected. Veneno got involved, got ejected, came back, fouled Multifacetico, and Multifacetico still won. Multifacetico, the heavily pushed tecnico, is being turned on by the fans (for being too much of a heavily pushed tecnico.) Black Terry fractured his ribs, or Multifacetico did it for him.

Nicho no-showed. SHOCKING. Rudos got DQed in the semimain for excessive violence in the third fall.

Sounds like the fans were ticked about the finish to the Friday Arena Mexico main event. Not much of a surprise. SuperLuchas has that situation and Black Terry’s hair loss.

Accion’s CMLL highlights were of the title match, of course. Very tough to follow in the (sped up?) clips they were showing. Tiger Hispano did take a big bump on Garza’s dropkick. No sign of things being throw in the ring. AAA was the Legion vs Sect trios match from Toluca, though I don’t know I saw Ozz or Scoria in the clips at any point. Mesias worked as a tecnico, beat up Zorro, and then got attacked by Cibernetico.

CMLL (MON) 04/21 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Lestat, Tiger vs Ares, Karisma, Mr. Rafaga
2) Policeman, Toro Bill, Toro Bill Jr. vs Cerebro Negro, Kraken, Siki Ozama
3) Goddess, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
4) Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Shocker vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
5) Héctor Garza vs Dr. Wagner Jr.

That seems quite random for a main event.

CMLL (TUE) 04/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Palcio Negro vs Relampago
2) Milenio vs Virgo
3) Idolo vs Jeque
4) Gallo vs Exterminador
5) Fabián el Gitano, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Malefico, Nitro
6) Felino & Negro Casas vs Satánico & Último Guerrero

CMLL (TUE) 04/22 Arena Mexico
1) Celestial & Electrico vs Fire & Mr. Aguilita
2) Leono, Molotov, Tony Rivera vs Apocalipsis, Arkangel de la Muerte, Ramstein
3) Máscara Púrpura, Metálico, Mictlán vs Nosferatu, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura
4) Lizmark Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca vs Alex Koslov, Máximo, Volador Jr.
5) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, LA Park vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Águila

That semimain could actually be good depending on who ends up replacing Lizmark Jr.

CMLL (FRI) 04/25 Arena Mexico
1) Pequeño Violencia & Pierrothito vs Pequeno Maximo & Ultimo Dragoncito
2) Felino, Máscara Púrpura, Máximo vs Diamante Negro, Euforia, Nosferatu
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Marco Corelone vs Black Warrior, Olímpico, Universo 2000
4) Heavy Metal, Negro Casas, Shocker vs Atlantis, Toscano, Último Guerrero
5) Averno, Mephisto, Terrible vs Héctor Garza, LA Park, Místico

Seeing as there’s probably a title rematch coming, that’s a lot of Averno/Mephisto vs Mistico/Garza in a short time. Should be very interesting to see what attendence is like.

Could Pequeno Maximo be Bracito de Oro with a new gimmick? It’d work.

CMLL (SUN) 04/27 Arena Coliseo
1) Legendario & Rayo de Luz vs Mr. Creible & Tenebroso
2) Astro Boy, Rayo Tapatío I, Rayo Tapatío II vs Carrona, Vaquero, Zayco
3) Sensei, Starman, Trueno vs Hooligan, Pólvora, Ramstein
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Valiente vs Loco Max, Satánico, Vangelis
5) Héctor Garza, Marco Corelone, Shocker vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Águila

Obviously the first match is going to be dropped for a main event to be added (UG/Mistico, I’d presume), but there still seems to be a lot of novatos on the card.

Shocker chats with esmas.com on Monday.

Box Y Lucha posted a lot of articles
Dr. Wagner does not think he should have to work a tryout match for WWE, expects to be treated as a top star. This isn’t happening.
Super Crazy sounds far more rational talking about the situation. He’s going to Mexico for the DTU show, partly to support his cousin (Crazy Boy) and partly to pick up a highlight video of Mike Segura to show to WWE. Super Crazy says he’d only recommend people who are not only good wrestlers, but good people and he thinks Suicida fits.
Axxel talks about his first Arena Mexico show.
Americo Roca talks about his career. He’s working small shows in Guadalajara now.
DTU wrestlers hype the show.

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I am sorry for the spam mail

Without asking me, without informing me, Comcast connected my computer directly to the internet. This was clearly not what I wanted to do – I had a firewall router in between those two when I had set it up, and he had to unplug it at both ends. If Comcast requires user install for routers, he could have informed me and I would’ve fixed it or unplugged the computer. Going on the internet without a router is stupid and any tech with any training at all is fully aware of that.

As a result, my computer was hacked via remote connection software I left on the computer. GMail was open, and so the hacker apparently sent spam to everyone who’d I’d sent a gmail message too. Hopefully, in many cases, your email provider sorted it out as the spam it was. If not, I am deeply sorry you were on the list and got spam mail. I want to reassure you that I’m doing everything I can to prevent it from happening. Because I was otherwise occupied, I did not know this was going on until 24 hours later, but am working quickly to catch up.

I apologize again – we’ve all known Comcast had horrible service and I should’ve know to check their work. After a four hour Comcast visit yesterday, they had screwed up much more than they had gotten correct and it’s causing me no end in frustration. If you can get avoid using Comcast, I’d urge you to do so. If there was another possible local supplier of cable cards, I’d be dumping them right this moment.

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Saturday Open Thread

Results, lineups, and TV discussion here. How does AAA’s Rey de Reyes look on Galavision? Feel free to let me know what aired on CMLL, since I won’t be near watching it.

Edit: quick results from last night

CMLL (FRI) 04/18 Arena Mexico
1) Starman & Trueno DQ Calígula & Méssala
2) Diamante Negro, Euforia, Nosferatu b Fabián el Gitano, Máximo, Stuka Jr.
3) Atlantis, Black Warrior, Toscano b Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
4) Blue Panther, Marco Corelone, Shocker b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Villano V
5) Héctor Garza & Místico DDQ Averno & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]

Titles are held up due to multiple low blows and attacks on refs – the commission stopped the match and are holding up the titles. A decision on what’s next is to come on Tuesday.

I think I’m going to figure out a solution on Sunday, but right now I can’t record any of the weekend shows. Comcast is just brillant.

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Friday Open Thread

Unless there was a midweek change and I forget to update this, this is tonight’s card:

CMLL (FRI) 04/18 Arena Mexico
1) Starman & Trueno vs Calígula & Méssala
2) Fabián el Gitano, Máximo, Stuka Jr. vs Diamante Negro, Euforia, Nosferatu
3) Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Toscano
4) Blue Panther, Marco Corelone, Shocker vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Villano V
5) Héctor Garza & Místico vs Averno & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]

You’d think AP superstar Maximo could do better than the segunda. Anyway, the stress is on the tag team title match, but there’s a few different feuds going on in the segunda: not only Panther/Villano V, but Marco appears to be feuding with both Perro and Terrible.

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04/16 AAA TV Results (Celaya)

Previous: 03/16 (Monterrey, Rey de Reyes), 04/05 (Torreon), 04/10 (Celaya)

AAA TV (WED) 04/16 Parque de Beisbol Ciro Soto, Celaya, Guanajuato [triplea.com]
1) Danger, Gato Eveready, Milenium b Bestia Metalico, Mega, R-15
2) Billy Boy, Pegasso, Super Fly b Gallego, Gran Apache, Mr. Cóndor
3) Extreme Tiger, Halloween, TJ Xtreme b Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera
4) Jack Evans & Teddy Hart b Charly Manson & Chessman
5) Black Abyss, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis II b Abismo Negro, Intocable, Super Porky
6) Konnan & Zorro b Cibernetico & La Parka Jr.

Projected air date (#833)
Mexico: 04/27
US: 05/17

In the main event, Konnan fouled Parka and Zorro caned Cibernetico for the win. Mesias ran out to attack Konnan & Zorro and got beat down too. Zorro was happy. It won’t last.

Mr. Niebla is now admitting he’s responsible for Black Abyss. I don’t know why it was meant to be a secret last taping, but there you go.

Sounds like Jack and Teddy won easily over the Hell Brothers. As you’d figure.

After the Familia beat the Mexican Powers (setting up the tag title match), Joe Lider yelled at Juvi, blaming him for recent losses and not caring enough about the group. A bit random, but I wonder if Juvi’s about to be kicked out of his own group.

The Apache sisters got involved in the segunda. Fabi’s still mad at Billy.

Upcoming Tapings
– 04/27 Zapopan
– 04/30 Aguscalientes

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04/17: links

Notimex (on MT) has three articles on Pierroth’s retirement: a bio, Pierroth talking about his career, and the current Hijo de Pierroth talking about carrying the name on. They’re going with the story that this one is the actual son of Pierroth, but that’s the story they always go with. The current Pierroth says the current Hijo de Pierroth will change his name to “Pierroth” as soon as the older one retires, so there won’t be Hijos or Juniors running around.

Box Y Lucha posted their video interviews with Fuerza Guerrera (says he’s starting in IWRG next Thursady and AAA wouldn’t pay him what he wanted for his mask match with Octagon) and Diamante Negro (which I have no details about.)

(Reforma via Jazzo) Mistico wants that singles match with Ultimo Guerrero, Crazy Boy is thrilled to bring in Generico, similar notes from the Pierroth retirement announcement.

CMLL (TUE) 04/15 Arena Aficion
1) Hombro Lobo vs Sacristian del Diablo
2) Judas el Traidor & Xibalva vs Maldito & Samoth
3) Cerebro Negro & Último Vampiro vs Freelance & Titan [ri]
4) Dark Angel vs Hiroka
5) Ephesto, Euforia, Nosferatu vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Hijo del Faraon, Tigre Blanco Jr.

This is obviously a couple days ago, but “Tigre Blanco Jr.” is interesting.

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04/19 – 21 Lucha Times


FSE-US: This episode has the Infernales taking it to the Tony Rivera Handsome Boys Modeling Club and mix and match in the main.

For no particular reason, they’ve moved the original episodes to Friday afternoon. I believe they’re airing Friday night in Mexico, but we’re still two weeks behind in the US.

I have Comcast cable scheduled to show up between 2 and 6, and they have to deal with the cable cards on my TiVo. I figure I have a 2% chance of actually getting this show taped. Luckily, they’re keeping the Monday midnight replay.

This reminds me I ought to backup everything on my TiVo I might want to keep before something horribly goes wrong.

AAA-US: Rey de Reyes, part 1. It’s like it was on PPV, except many weeks later and for free.

CAN52: Diamante Negro leads the Infernales vs the high flying segunda crew, and more Mistico vs UG in the main event.


CMLL: We were off by a week – Televisa lists the matches from the PPV to air this week. There’s an 1:45 scheduled Saturday night from 7 to 8:45. The regular show is only 75 minutes, so something will have to be cut up a lot if they’re fiting three matches in.

AAA-MEX: perhaps your only chance to see Operativo on TV this year. In relevant action, it’s a Legion/Sect main event and more Abismo than you can handle in in the semimain.

FSE-MEX: Fabian el Gitano almost dies in the opener, and Sagrado, Mascara, Felino vs Ohara, Misterioso and Ohara in the main.

Cadena3: Mistico vs Warrior in trios action

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Pierroth retirement match announced

CMLL.com confirms what Pierroth has been saying for the last while – CMLL’s throwing him a retirement show on August 15th. The main event will be Pierroth teaming with the man who unmasked him, LA Park to face contemporaries Atlantis & Satanico.

CMLL says the match will be a double hair/mask vs hair/mask match. I must be misunderstanding that, because that would mean Atlantis or LA Park would lose their mask and that’s ain’t happening. So I dunno about this except the match will surely be taking place four months from now.

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