Some quick stats on Averno/Mistico

Some quick stats on Averno/MisticoThey meet tonight, and I’m far more hyped about this than any other match I can think about. It helps a lot that I know I’ll be able to see it next Saturday.

Known Averno vs Místico singles matches

2005-01-01 Arena Coliseo                Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-01-30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara    Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-02-11 Arena Mexico                 Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-02-14 Arena Puebla                 Místico b Averno [lightning]
2005-02-21 Arena Puebla                 Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-07-19 Arena Coliseo                Místico b Averno
2005-09-11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara    Místico vs Averno
2005-10-16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara    Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-12-29 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca   Místico b Averno [NWA Middle]
2006-01-16 Arena Puebla                 Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2007-01-05 Arena Mexico                 Místico b Averno
2007-02-20 Arena Queretaro              Averno b Místico [CMLL MIDDLE]
2007-02-26 Arena Puebla                 Averno b Místico [CMLL MIDDLE]
2007-04-18 Gimnasio Municipal de Oaxaca Averno b Místico
2007-06-24 Poliforum Zamna de Merida    Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2007-06-30 Arena Solidaridad            Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2007-09-30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara    Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]

13 Mistico wins, 3 Averno wins, and 1 GDL match I don’t have a result for. 81.25% is a lower winning percentage than I thought for, and I wonder if that April 18th match was meant to be a title match as well (because that’s the only reason Averno won – they may not want to put another title on Mistico for fear of never finding a way off of him.)

Mistico and Averno have met 32 times in Arena Coliseo matches (singles, tags, trios) and Mistico’s team is 25-7 (78%) in those. They’ve met 37 times in Arena Mexico matches, and Mistico is 32-5 (86.5%) in that building. Four of the five losses were the early tag title parts of the Black Warrior turn and the other was to set up a title match.

Under the name Mistico (so not including Astro Boy records), Mistico’s won 76% of the time in Arena Coliseo and Arena Mexico.

I’ve watched the leadup trios on CAN52 (recap to be posted.) Mistico had his NWA Middleweight belt, Averno did not have his, and Averno won the first fall completely clean before winning the third fall via low blow. Sure seems like it’d set up a Mistico title win today – so why isn’t it on the line? They did talk awful lot about mask vs mask (but they always do.)

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10/18 AAA TV Results (Aguascalientes)

AAA TV (THU) 10/18 Auditorio Morelos de Aguascalientes [AAA Functions blog]
1) Cinthia Moreno & Sexy Star b Fabi Apache & La Diabólica
2) Jesse, Nygma, Polvo de Esterllas, Yurkio b Cassandro, el Ángel, Pimpinela Escarlata, Super AAA
3) Aero Star, Rey Cometa, Super Fly b Extreme Tiger, Halloween, Nicho el Millionario
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera b Decnnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
5) El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Octagón b Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis II
6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico b Electroshock, Mesias, Zorro

Air Date (if Pena show is two parts)
Mexico: 11/04
US: 11/24

Pictures of the matches, including the local match, are slowly going up on the blog.

Electroshock was the surprise partner in the main event, and Konnna interfered, but it sounds like the tencios still won. Cibernetico warned Konnan about getting in involved, saying he might be sent back to the hospital. Cibernetico’s got a point.

No mention of the missing people in the semimain. Tecnicos won clean.

Decnnis pinned Juvi with a little help from Guapito in their match.

Before the tercera, Halloween introduced the most recent addition to his group, Psicosis (I). Unfortuantly for Halloween, it was actually Psicosis (II) under the mask, and the Vipers beat the heck out of Famila de Tijuana. I’m not sure if a match actually took place after, because the recap doesn’t mention it. Maybe this will be clearer when pictures go up.

Polvo beat Pimpi with the assist of a cane of some sort.

Cinthia beat Fabi in the women’s tag. Billy attacked both tecnicas post match, so it seems like the happy couple is staying rudo.

Announced Upcoming Taping
– 10/20: Orizaba
– 10/26: Veracruz

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10/19: Mexico, lineups, CAN52

CMLL (FRI) 10/19 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, ovaciones, ESTO]
1) Sombra de Plata & Starman b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico b Felino, Leono, Stuka Jr.
3) Averno, Mephisto, Samurai Shiro b Sagrado, Valiente, Volador Jr.
4) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Dos Caras Jr., La Sombra, Shocker
5) Atlantis & Último Guerrero b Místico & Negro Casas

Los Perros won the semimain when Terrible yanked Dos’ mask. They appeared to go to the back after their match, but snuck threw the crowd to punk out Mistico and Negro before their match. Atlantis and Ultimo easily won the first fall, tecnicos rallied back to get the second, and the Guerreros took the third with Atlantidas. After the match, both sides agreed to a tag title match.

Damian 666 got a round of applause before his match to celebrate his 25th anniversary of wrestling. No tournament, though.

Valiente went for a dive in the third fall, but Shiro cut him off, dropping him back in the ring and putting him in a guillotine for the win. CMLL’s going with Texano and Terrible being the two new Perros that Aguayo promised, even though Terrible has appeared to be part of the group for well over a year.

Show was said to be better than past weeks, but the attendance wasn’t.

CMLL (TUE) 10/23 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Polvora & Vaquero
2) Astro Boy, Starman, Super Nova vs Artillero, Ramstein, Super Comando
3) Fabian el Gitano, Flash, Neutron vs Arkangel, Hooligan, Loco Max
4) Felino, La Mascara, Mictlan vs Misterioso II, Olimpico, Virus
5) Blue Panther, Mistico, Sagrado vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL (FRI) 10/26 Arena Mexico
1) Metalico & Tigre Blanco vs Caligula & Messala
2) Diana la Cazadora, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) Sombra, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero, Sagrado vs Damian 666, Misterioso II, Toscano
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Shocker vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila, Terrible

No tag title match yet on the schedule. It’ll be added sometime this week, I hope.

CMLL CAN52 Guerreros del Ring #99 has
10/12 Mexico: Leono, Stuka Jr., Super Nova b Loco Max, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura
10/14 Coliseo: Averno, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero b Marco Corelone, Místico, Volador Jr.
Outside the ring: Nosferatu

Mistico/Averno is a fine way to celebrate 100 episodes.

Dr. Wagner Jr. told Ovaciones he’s not going to be part of the Santo tournament, though he’d be fine facing him one on one.

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10/19: AAA taping notes, Mexico, Santo/Park

the first report on last night’s AAA TV tapings aren’t totally clear about finishes but mention a whole lot of replacements. Abismo Negro and Laredo Kid (obviously) were both missing from the semimain, so that became a trios. Nicho was missing and replaced by Psicosis II (awesome – I wonder if Nicho’s done here already, to return again in 6 months.) Pegasso, who Arturo Rivera mentioned was just about ready to return, did not return on this show and was replaced with Cassandro instead.

Electroshock was the surprise rudo in the main event. It’s not clear how much Mesias wrestled (or anyone wrestled, by the sound of the match.) Meanwhile, TNA set out a message to it’s text message subscribers this past week that Mesais would be out indefinitely (so they don’t know what’s going on here either.)

CMLL (FRI) 10/19 Arena Mexico
1) Sombra de Plata & Starman vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Felino, Leono, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico
3) Sagrado, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Mephisto, Samurai Shiro
4) Dos Caras Jr., La Sombra, Shocker vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Místico & Negro Casas vs Atlantis & Último Guerrero

ESTO‘s preview, which includes a bit about Bam Bam wanting to make the Virus leap to full size wrestling. The push for the show is all in the main event, where we may be setting up a rematch for the titles next week. Texano Jr. is pretty high up on the card, and this is part of him being an offical Perro.

Ovaciones says the Santo “Todo X El Todo” show will include Lola Gonzalez defending her European title. Now I’m totally sold. Actually, it also says that only Santo, Park and Demon are actually signed for the show and everyone else is in talks, which means this card could change again in the next six weeks.

There’s related, but outdated stories about Santo from NotiMex and ESTO. Both are more written about Santo hitting 25 years, and talk about LA Park/Santo being expanded to a triangle or four way match. Notiver has an updated story, focusing on the boxing-like skirmmish at the press confrence. Santo here says he’s got no plans to work the TNA shows.

LA Park is interviewed in Rumbo, talking about his career and hyping up a local show on 10/27. They’ve got the wrong date for the Santo match, but Park’s real name in the first line of the story. Park is going with the “Hijo del Santo is just living off his father’s name” taunt for this feud. Park’s son wants to wrestle, but he’s not really high on the idea and is insisting the kid (who’s 19) get his law degree first.

Meanwhile, the TNA press conference was canceled, no reason given.

Sangre Chicana was telling people he was retiring soon. Sometime this millennium, I’m sure.

A Tuscon, Arizona lucha indy is running a Russian Roulette tournament next Wednesday. The show will be taped for TV Azteca (I assume just the local station.)

El Universal has a short story on the AAA VIP shows, sorta.

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Park vs Santo match expanded to give all old wrestlers a payday

(superluchas)

It’s a sixteen man tournament on 12/08 loser advance style.
– Hijo del Santo
– Mil Mascaras
– Blue Demon Jr.
– LA Park
– Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
– Canek, if he’s healthy by then, or TBA
– Dos Caras Sr.
– Super Muenco
– Lizmark Sr.
– Mascara Sagrada
– Fishman Jr.
– Angel Blanco Jr.
– Solar I
– Rayman
– Hijo de Solitario
– Hijo de Anibal

Seriously, would they draw any worse if they had just the top 8 guys? the top 4 (or the top 3 and whomever is losing)? Congrats to Hijo de Solitario for getting a pay day, but why? Theoretically, all these guys would/should be banned from CMLL for working on a Santo show and we’ll see if that happens.

In the video, LA Park is all “wait, what happened to the singles match?” He’s supposed to be the rudo, but I don’t see how.

Guys with high chances of losing include Lizmark Sr., Fishman Jr. (who may not hold rights to use that name) and Blue Demon Jr., I guess. Really, you know Santo, Mil, Rayo, Canek and Dos Caras aren’t losing, because they’re either never losing or holding out for a bigger match. I think they wouldn’t waste their time getting 14 other guys if it was just going to be Santo and Park in the end, so he’s safe too. Everyone else is a possibility if the money’s right.

If this had been presented as “Santo’s annivesary show, featuring 16 wrestlers with their masks on the line, and lots of teasing towards Park/Santo”, I might have gotten into it. Getting Santo vs Park direct hype as bait into this switch kills all my interest for this show. Way to promise big and deliver small.

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10/18: Puebla, Laguna, Merida

Today’s the 25th Anniversary of Hijo del Santo start in wrestling (under that name), so it’s no coincidence that the press conference for the show involving him and LA Park (and a cast of thousands) is later today. If news from the press conference gets out (read: if superluchas posts something interesting), I’ll update it with it later. The buzz is we’re getting some 8 man Russian roulette tournament. KrisZ mentioned Pentagon Black’s name, and he’d seem like a possible loser – he was supposed to have lost it to Santo in LA on a show that was canceled. We’ll probably go thru the whole Blue Demon identity saga again too.

Medio Tiempo (via NotiMex?) has an interview with Santo right now if you can not wait. Still not a fan of Axxel using Nieto del Santo.

Video of Blue Demon Jr. vs Espectro Jr. is up on YouTube: Part 1 and Part 2. There’s also clips of Mistico taking Misterioso’s hair. (Thanks to chemdude @ elmartiente)

CMLL (MON) 10/15 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) the Tigre & Zigma b Aguila Guerrera & Mr. Rafaga
2) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Blade, Espiritu Maligno, Policeman
3) Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda b India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marcela
4) Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr. b Felino, La Máscara, Volador Jr.
5) La Sombra, Negro Casas, Shocker b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Villano III, Villano V

indy (THU) 10/18 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [El Siglo de Torreon]
1) Pequeno Star & Zaracatan Jr. vs Cadete de la Atlantida & Flashman
2) Psycho & Super Star vs Espacial & Scriba Jr.
3) Difunto I & Difunto II vs El Tackle & Stuka I
4) Brillante I vs Mr. Guerrero [LAGUNA WELTER]

CMLL (SUN) 10/28 Poliforum Zamna de Merida [Yucacool @ box y lucha]
1) Cobraman, Estrella de Fuego, Misterio Maya vs Gamos el Centauro, Mensajero del Diablo, Proverbio
2) Corazon Rockero, Espartano I, Krishna vs Halcon Rojo, Halcon Rojo Jr., Lobo Salvaje
3) Black Soul & Titanik vs Chupacabras & Guerrero Blanco
4) Pierroth & Pierroth Jr. vs Cachorro Jr. & Rebelde Punk
5) Sombra, Super Nova, Valiente vs Azhor, Euforia, Virus
6) Averno, Hijo de Lizmark, Ultimo Guerrero vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Villano V

Sounds like Mistico won’t be on tonight’s Puerto Vallarta show.

Black Warrior hypes up a show in Tabasco on 11/03.

On 10/24, there will be a mass at Arena Coliseo, remembering deceased luchadores. The family of Oro is expected to be there.

A recent poll (published in La Voz, from by Consulta Mitofsky) says lucha libre is the 4th favorite sport in Mexico.
40% Soccer
14% Basketball
10% Baseball
6% Lucha Libre

34% of those polled say they follow lucha libre.

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10/19 – 21 Lucha Times

Full chart is here

AAAUS: Verano de Escandlo Part 1: Dome Cage, Latin Lover/Ricky Marvin Atomicos match, MPs vs Vipers and Alfa revealed.

CAN52US: Averno/Mistico trios setup should air here, plus Arena Mexico segunda

FSEUS: Women’s Trios, High Society vs the Guerreros. This is later than usual, with the time subject to change if there’s no Game 7 of MLB’s ALCS. Regardless, the game is repeated around 7.

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10/26 AAA TV Lineup (Veracruz city)

Previous: 10/07 (Pena Memorial Show), 10/18 (Aguascalientes) [lineup], 10/20 (Orizaba, Veracruz) [lineup]

AAA TV (FRI) 10/26 Estadio de Beisbol Carlos Serdan Arechavaleta
1) La Parkita & Mascarita Divina vs Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman
2) Angel, Cassandro, Pimpinela Escarlata, Super Fly vs Jesse, Nygma, Polvo de Estrellas, Yuriko
3) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo vs Decnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
4) Elegido, Intocable, Octagon vs Abismo Negro, Electroshock, Kenzo Suzuki
5) Cibernetico & La Parka Jr. vs Mesias & Zorro

Expected Air Date (with Pena Memorial Show airing over two weeks)
Mexico: 11/18
US: 12/08

Holding pattern continues.

Mesias may be healthy enough to make this match. On the undercard, the Night Queens get a match to continue their feud with Cassandro and Pimpi, and the Guapos and the Stones. I’m hoping those are pretty good, because I have less hope for the top two matches.

Announced Future Tapings
– none (but we ought to start hearing about Guerra de Titanes soon.)

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10/17: Wagner/TNA, Bam Bam wins another hair, Monterrey, Neza, Bucanero

the gladiatores

SuperLuchas says Dr. Wagner Jr. is signed to work TNA’s 12/14 Arena Monterrey show, and Silver King will likely sign on if/when he returns from Japan. This is a one-shot appearance right now, as neither are scheduled to even work the 12/15 show at Toreo de Cuatro Caminos. Super Luchas report says rumors of others participating (Perro, Aguila, Santo, etc) are just rumors at this point, even if they’ve said more in interviews.

CMLL (TUE) 10/16 Arena Coliseo [ovaciones, cmll]
1) Molotov, Tiger Kid, Trueno b Caligula, Messala, Zayco
2) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, Marcela b Diosa Maya, Medussa, Rosa Negra
3) Ephesto, Mentallo, Samurai Shiro b La Mascara, Maximo, Stuka Jr.
4) Bam Bam b Pequeno Violencia [hair]
5) Black Warrior, Lizmark Jr., Mictlan b Alex Koslov, Shocker, Volador Jr.

You can’t stop Bam Bam. This is his third hair win on Tuesday Coliseo shows in 3 months.

Mictlan filled in for Toscano (so no, he didn’t turn rudo), and Lizmark got away with a low blow on Volador for the win. Ephesto replaced Mephisto. Mentallo (on the left) is from Winnipeg and has been in Mexico since August, but this was his CMLL debut. Diosa Maya replaced Amapola, and Luna Magica ended up being strechered to the back after one of her dives went wrong. She’s holding her head in a picture, so I’m going to say it was a head injury.

indy (TUE) 10/16 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
2) Former Lover, M Sol, Scrabos b Dranzer, Fuerza Vengadora, Mr. X
3) Sex Piscis, Sexy Francis, Sexy Libra DRAW Chica de Arabia, Orquidea Negra, Potro Jr.
4) Cats, Gitano, Silver Star b Raiden, Rey Hechicero, Tigre Universitario
5) 5X, Huracan Ramirez, Huracan Ramirez Jr., Kung Fu Jr. b Anibal el Vampiro, Ares, Hijo de Espanto II, Kaoma Jr.

Kaoma Jr. working this show would seem to indicate he’s not working for AAA, and maybe hasn’t for quite some time.

indy (SUN) 10/21 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) La Pulga & Ricochet vs Aguila Azteca & Tequilita
2) Black Killer & Viernes 13 vs Hijo del Trueno & Rayo Universitario
3) Chacos & Ejecutor vs Errante Soliltario & Huracan Ramirez Jr.
4) Solar vs Negro Navarro [AMERICAS LH]
5) Hijo del Santo, Huracan Ramirez, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Enfermero Jr., Gran Markus Jr., Medico Asesino Jr.

CMLL (THU) 10/11 Arena Neza [The Gladiatores]
1) Dare Devil & Exodia b Black Dancer & Disturbio
2) Gitanito, Pequeno Violencia, Pierrothito b Celestial, Electrico, Pequeno Olimpico
3) Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda b India Sioux, Lady Apache, Princesa Blanca
4) Felino, Kid Tiger, Metalico b Arkangel, Loco Max, Super Comando
5) Black Warrior, Olimpico, Sangre Azteca b Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Volador Jr.

Gitanito beat Mini Olimpico with a foul, as did Warrior with Shocker in the main event. Kid Tiger replaced Flash.

CMLL (SAT) 10/13 Arena Neza [the Gladiatores]
1) Bengala & Skar b Emperador & Estruendo
2) Bracito de Oro & Fantasy b Mr. Aguilita & Pierrothito
3) Princesa Blanca b La Nazi
4) Princesa Blanca b India Sioux
5) La Nazi b India Sioux
6) Alex Koslov, La Mascara, Sagrado b Misterioso II, Ramstein, Virus
7) Dos Caras Jr., Mistico, Shocker b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Rosa Negra wasn’t there for the scheduled women’s tag, so they did a three step triangle match instead. Ramstein replaced Texano, Bracito de Oro replaced Shockercito. The main event ended with Averno and Mistico in the ring and the conventional finish.

Toryumon UDG (SUN) 10/14 Arena Coliseo [thegladiatores]
1) Daisuke Hanaoka b Satoshi Kajiwara
2) Amigo Suzuki, Arkangel de la Muerte, Negro Navarro b Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde
3) Mini Damian 666 & Mini Halloween b Bracito de Oro & Toshiya Matsuzaki
4) Luna Magica & Marcela DRAW Halloween & Mima Shimoda
5) La Mascara & Maximo DQ Ohara & Okumura
6) Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Ultimo Dragon b Atlantis, Samurai Shiro, Ultimo Guerrero

This is the typical Ultimo Dragon show.

CMLL (SUN) 10/14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [KrisZ]
3) Atlantis & Olimpico b Infierno & Toxico [torneo, qf]
4) Gallo & Leono Blanco b Malefico & Pierroth [torneo, qf]
5) Dos Caras Jr. & Rey Bucanero b Mr. Aguila & Terrible [torneo, qf]
6) Rayman & Sagrado b Mascara Ano 2000 & Universo 2000 [torneo, qf]
7) Atlantis & Olimpico b Gallo & Leon Blanco [sf, torneo]
8) Rayman & Sagrado b Dos Caras Jr. & Rey Bucanero [sf, torneo]
9) Dos Caras Jr. & Rayman b Atlantis & Olimpico [torneo, final]

That final match looks a little off, but that’s because Dos Caras Jr. replaced Sagrado after he got hurt in the semifinal. The semifinal saw Rey Bucanero working rudo, ripping up Sagrado’s mask and was credited with injuring him.

The Rey Bucanero/La Diabolica divorce story Arutro Rivera was referring to yesterday was reported Monday in La Reforma (thanks to Jazzo.) Bucanero was in jail for a few hours, having been accused of trying to kidnap his children from his wife. The article is mostly Bucanero denying the kidnapping charges and accusing the police of gross negligence in investing the case and abuse of authority; he’s implying here that his (soon to be ex) wife made all of this up to discredit Bucanero before they go to court over custody of the children and the police fell for it. This sounds very messy.

On Sunday, AAA ran a show in a (women’s?) prison. The NotiAAA blog has photos from the Santa Martha Acatitla Penitentiary, which ran the show to celebrate it’s 50th year of existence. So weird. The show was either for the staff of the building or it was family day at the prison, judging from the pictures. Sadly, there’s no wacky “rudo locked behind bars” photos here.

The Guardian Angels, led by Vampiro, will be handling security for weekly weekend street festival thru the end of the year.

El Universal has a review of Lourdes Grobet’s photo book.

This week’s DeporTV America lucha clip was not of Arena Coliseo, but a one minute piece on AAA’s Only For Women shows.

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10/16: Averno/Mistico, Queretaro, IWRG, Super Astro

the impossible dream/CMLL

This is a bit rushed, so if I missed anything (like the AAA TV taping), I’ll get to it later or tomorrow.

CMLL (SUN) 10/14 Arena Coliseo
1) Bam Bam, Mini Olimpico, Tzuki DQ Mini Violencia, Mr. Aguilita, Pierrothito
2) India Sioux, Lady Apache, Luna Magica b Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
3) Dr. X, Nitro, Skandalo b Fabian el Gitano, Leono, Neutron
4) Mephisto, Texano Jr., Toscano b Heavy Metal, La Mascara, Sombra
5) Averno, Black Warrior, Ultimo Guerrero b Marco Corelone, Mistico, Volador Jr.

Get this: it came down to Averno vs Mistico, Mistico went for La Mistica – and Averno escaped!(!!!!!!) He’s good for one of those a year and he made fine use of it here, getting away with a low blow and pinning Mistico.

Despite Ovaciones hitting in a middleweight unification direction and Averno making that specific challenge, CMLL is listing a non-title Averno/Mistico match for next Sunday. You don’t think Averno could beat Mistico twice in a row to set up a title match, do you? Naaaaaaah.

CMLL (SUN) 10/21 Arena Coliseo
1) Astro Boy & Sensei vs Polvora & Vaquero
2) Fabian el Gitano, Leono, Tony Rivera vs Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Mr. Mexico
3) Felino, La Mascara, Valiente vs Misterioso II, Skandalo, Virus
4) Black Warrior, Olimpico, Samurai Shiro vs Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
5) Averno vs Mistico

There’s no additional wrestlers to the card (except Polvora replacing Artillero in the opener.) The match that’s now the opener was just changed into a parajes (as most openers are) and two guys got bumped up from each match.

Mini Violencia punted Bam Bam in Sunday’s opener to end that match, as final build to their hair match tonight. You’d think CMLL would be putting the mini rudos over strong to set up Mascarita Dorada vanquishing them, but this one definitely feels like another Bam Bam win. Whatever the thought process, they’ve finally got this division unstuck the last few months, now they just need to get it on TV.

Arturo Rivera’s column says Laredo Kid will be out five more weeks (I think! – “cinco semanas”) Mesias will be out two more, which means his matches on both TV tapings this week were planned false advertisements.

Rivera also mentions Rey Bucanero and La Diabolica are having martial issues. Arturo makes a point of saying he wouldn’t mention this if it wasn’t already public, though I hadn’t heard about till this column. Is this La Diabolica not the AAA one? I always get that confused.

CMLL (TUE) 10/16 Arena Queretaro [Diario de Queretaro]
1) Perro del Ring & Sindrome vs Eragon & Zarna
2) Neurosis & Startron vs Drabek I & Drabek II
3) El Blanco & Principe Valiete Jr. vs Espiritu Negro & Lince
4) Villano III & Villano IV vs Damian 666 & Hector Garza
5) Mistico & Ultimo Guerrero vs Averno & Dr. Wagner Jr. [pi]

That semimain makes no sense, but whatever.

IWRG (THU) 10/18 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon Salvaje & Latin Brother vs Judas el Traidor & Rockero del Diablo
2) Ave Fenix, Goldem, Samba vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Xibalba
3) Centauro, Fabian el Gitano, Hijo de Anibal vs Black Terry, Enterrador 2000, Septiembre Negro II
4) Negro Casas vs Damian 666, Villano III, Oficial Fiero, Nitro, Ultraman Jr., Bogeman, Felino [IWRG MIDDLE, torneo, sf]

Ovaciones says this is week one of a tournament for the vacant title. Last champion was Pentagon Black, who hasn’t really been around much. Ovaciones says this is part 1 of the tournament, though the Box Y Lucha listing isn’t as clear. You gotta figure this is going to the sponsored wrestler.

the previous thought was previously left unfinished. Edited to make sense

IWRG (SUN) 10/21 Arena Naucalpan
1) Ave Fenix & Kid Tiger vs Judas el Traidor & Rockero del Diablo
2) Fabian el Gitano, Golem, Samba vs Capitan Muerte, Cyborg, Xibalba
3) Bogeman, Centauro, Negro Navarro vs Cirujano, Electroshock, Enterrador 2000
4) Fantasma de la Opera & Freelance vs Black Terry & Cerebro Negro [mask, hair, IWRG IC WELTER]

Perhaps they’re moving the title to Freelance before they blow off Black Terry/Fantasma de la Opera?

indy (WED) 10/17 Arena Emilano Zapata
1) Meteoro Kid vs Tigre Serval
2) Astro Boy & Comodin vs Comando del Aire & Macho Jr.
3) Hijo de Valiente & Valiente Jr. vs Halcon Diabolico I & Halcon Diabolico II
4) Bacteria & Halcon Salvaje vs Medico I & Medico III
5) Caramelo & Kung Fu Jr. vs Negro Navarro & Violencia

Just to point out both Valiente cousins are working here now.

CMLL (WED) 11/07 Auditorio Miguel Barragan [El Sol de San Luis Potosi]
1) Mensajero del Mal vs Coyote Jr., Danny Boy, King Flash
2) Bam Bam & Mascarita Dorada vs Mini Damian 666 & Mr. Aguilita
3) Luna Magica & Marcela vs Hiroka & Mima Shimoda
4) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Maximo vs Black Warrior, Loco Max, Sangre Azteca
5) Lizmark Jr., Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero vs Hector Garza, Terrible, Texano Jr.

The article mentions this will be the first time the SLP people will be able to see the face of Olimpico. I presume they meant Lizmark Jr. and are not breaking news. That’s the first definite Dorada booking I’ve seen, a couple days before his announced Arena Mexico debut.

Magazines:
Box Y Lucha #2840 has Wagner’s departure from CMLL. Sounds like
Guerreros del Ring #109 has the AAA returns of Nicho, Konnan and Electroshock

Both hype “Super Astro has left AAA” stories.

Among the winners of this year’s Califa de Oro awards for outstanding work in television, radio, theater, and movies was CMLL referee Babe Richard.

Noticas-Oax has an bio of local ex-wrestler Demon Red, who reveals his real name.

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