Negro defeats Fantasma, Terrible/Texano, Mistico/Volador, lineups

CMLL (SUN) 02/14 Arena Mexico [Cesar]
1) Camorra & Semental b Camaleón & Trueno
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrella Mágica, Marcela b Hiroka, Yezca, Zeuxis
3) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca b Máscara Dorada, Metro, Sagrado
4) Blue Panther, Strong Man, Toscano b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Negro Casas b Hijo del Fantasma [CMLL MIDDLE]

Fantasma won the first, Negro Casas won the second, Negro escaped Fantasma’s German suplex to pin him clean with a casita and win the championship. This was much more of a technical battle than Friday’s title match.

Negro Casas is the 15th champion and this is his second reign. He lost it back in 2006 to Averno, who was the man Fantasma beat for the title. Negro Casas is also now a two crown champion, holding both the CMLL welter and middleweight titles. (Volador and Mascara Dorada are also two belt champions, as far as belts CMLL counts.) After this weekend’s title changes, there are 15 recognized normal male champions.

As expected, No Limit defeated Terrible & Texano to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team titles. Naito got the pin on Texano in about ten and half minutes. Not much was said about the match quality.

Mistico/Volador links of the day

donnanews has a long and interesting story about lucha libre & media (magazines & TV), including stuff like the original name of Box Y Lucha. There’s a few interesting nuggets out of here, like Leobrado Magadan explaining Ras de Lona not covering WWE by saying there’s no cross over between fans of CMLL & WWE. I find that belief less than true.

Latin Lover says, if he wins the championship, he plans on wrestling more often.

In celebration of Valentines Day, AAA looks back at couples in AAA. No mention of Gato & Pimpi!

Estrellas del Ring has interviews with DTU champ Aero Boy and Hijo del Dr. Wagner

WagnerMania looks back at Dr. Wagner Jr. in Japan.

Cesar has a bunch of posts: looking at CMLLs cards, says Santos Perros del Mal match will NOT air (because Perro didn’t sign him to a deal for TV rights), suggest Black Warrior is listed as a surprise because you never know if he’ll show (he is listed with his name, more often than not),

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras almost winning the AWA World Title.

DJ Spectro looks back at El Hijo del Santos debut in Arena Naucalpan, the introductions of Los Marqueses and El Vagbundo

Ohtani’s Jacket looks back at Panther vs Atlantis, 1991 for his 200th post.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


IWRG (THU) 02/18 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black vs Keshin Black
2) Guizmo & Héros vs Alan Extreme & Carta Brava Jr.
3) Brazo Metalico, Chico Che, Fishman Jr. vs Avisman, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Angelico, el Ángel, Freelance vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Hijo del Pantera, Pantera, Zatura vs Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Hijo del Signo

Hijo del Signo has made it to the main event quick. Freelance back! Has Angel been good here? (In the one match that’s happened so far, I guess.)

CMLL (SUN) 02/21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Titanio
2) Angelo & Virgo vs Drago & In Memoria
3) Neutrón & Palacio Negro vs León Blanco & Mr. Trueno
4) Bam Bam & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Warrior
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Strong Man vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Minis in the semimain, huh. Sombra seems to be locked in against Peste Negra.

Perros del Mal (SUN) 02/21 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon
1) Charly Manson vs X-Fly
2) Groon XXX & Hijo del Lizmark vs Damián 666 & Halloween
3) Konnan Big vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Unrequested advice: Perro Aguayo Jr., you’re facing Konnan Big in a singles match, you need to re-evaluate the decisions you’ve made in your life. (I have no idea why the db thinks Charly is a rudo, but I don’t care too much.) Which of these three matches will deliver on the wrestling?

IWRG (SUN) 02/21 Arena Nacualpan
1) Eragon & Héros vs Alan Extreme & Hijo del Signo
2) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
3) Angelico, Chico Che, el Ángel vs Histeria II, Psicosis II, Veneno

Missing the opener and something else – maybe the Piratas and Mascara come back for a title match next week? Not only is Cerbero Negro back suddenly, but so is Avisman, to make it a trios feud.

Volador wins the title, Mistico keeps the belt

AAA (FRI) 02/12 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [Estrellas del Ring, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)]
1) Payasito Chicolin & Payasito Confeti b Jony Velta & Tonina Cirio
2) Caricia, Mohicano, Nino de Ebano, Super Brazo, Super Tarin b Colombino, M-1, Miserable, Ricky Ricon, Tony Cirio
3) Aerostar & Fabi Apache b Billy Boy & Sexy Star
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Histeria, Infinito, Super X
5) Dizzy, Extreme Tiger, La Parka Jr. b Psicosis III, Silver King, Último Gladiador
6) El Mesías & Electroshock b Chessman & Cibernético

Cheesman got pinned in the final fall of the main event, then tripped up Cibernetico from the outside so he’d lose too.

Silver King pulled Parka’s mask and rolled him up in the semimain, but Parka kicked out, used his long hair to cover his face, and rolled up Silver King for the win. After the match, the two seemed to agree to a loser must wear a dress match for the next show. However, the next show won’t be here; the EdR recap mentions this is the last show in this building for this promoter (Contreas). Elsewhere, Mr. Reyes says the promotion is moving to Arena Neza, and the future of this long time lucha building is uncertain.

CMLL (FRI) 02/12 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, Record, Cesar, Fuego en el Ring]
1) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. b Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Bam Bam, Bracito de Oro, Fantasy DQ Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Stuka Jr. b Virus [lightning]
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Valiente b Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
5) Brazo de Plata, La Sombra, Strong Man b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Volador Jr. b Místico [MEX LH]

Volador Jr. won the Mexican Light Heavyweight Championship, becoming the 61st champion. At the end of the night, Mistico is the one who walked home with the belt.

Volador took the first fall with either a poor La Mistica or something else that wasn’t very clear. Mistico took the second with a mask yank and cradle. Third fall (of another 20 minute match) saw Mistico kick out of Volador’s moonsault sideslam. Mistico went for a casita to finish Volador, Volador reversed it to his own cradle and GRABBED THE ROPES for the win.

Mistico lost his mind after the match, spearing Volador as the new champ was handed his belt and ripping up his gear. Mistico grabbed the belt back and hit Volador with it to lay him out. Tigre Hispano, the referee of the match, tried to break it up, but Mistico smacked him with the belt and then fouled the official as well. Mistico held onto the belt and started running up the ramp, only stopping to taunt the fans (and get pelted with beer glasses.)

My guess is Mistico will be suspended by the commission for a while. Besides the post match action, he also used the wooden steps from outside the ring during the second fall, including powerbombing Volador on them, which is usually illegal and can also be justification for a punishment. Mistico will disappear from Arena Mexico for 2-4 weeks, work thru his previous scheduled tecnico bookings elsewhere in the country, and then return to Arena Mexico in time to work the Dos Leyendas show as an official rudo. This is not confirmed, but this appears to be the direction.

Edit: WRONG! At least so far.

Not a lot of other news here, but what did you need? Semimain was said to be a good comedy match, while the cuatro was the best match on the show. There may be a new minis feud starting up, but it appears to involve Bracito de Oro and Mini Violencia Mini Warrior (Violencia Warrior took the mask for the DQ) so I’m okay with passing on the whole thing.

Show as a whole was said to be good, and attendance was again noticeable up.

Fuego en el Ring interviewed Semental, who hasn’t been in Arena Mexico for two months but will return this Sunday. The laguerno rudo says he sunk into a depression after being robbed of his spot in the Gran Alternativa. Darn that Yellow Wave! Semental says he’s back after dropping a little weight and feel like his time will eventually come if he keeps on working. Semental also has a lot of nice words for Satanico as a trainer.

Cesar makes the point that CMLL doesn’t really need Zumbido – Zumbido is not a draw, they’ve got other people who can work as well, they’ve got other people who can be Guapos, they even have other people who used to be Guapos (if you even want to restart the group, which is iffy.)

Ohtani’s Jacket enjoyed lots of last week’s IWRG, and some earlier CMLL.

Tomorrow is the last day to vote in CMLL’s awards. There’s a couple close ones Dragon Rojo/Mascara Dorada is the tightest. There’s also some with some fairly surprisingly outcomes: it looks like Angeles Rebeldes are going to win trio of the year and La Mascara is going to win tecnico of the year.

No lineups yet. Will update when I see them.

Addition: Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 02/16 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Robin vs Disturbio & Semental
2) Horus, Metatrón, Trueno vs Bronco, Durango Kid, Inquisidor
3) Fuego, Molotov, Sensei vs Nosferatu, Pólvora, Raziel
4) Blue Panther, Toscano, Valiente vs Ephesto, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Brazo de Plata, La Sombra, Shocker vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Doesn’t seem like they’re following up with anything from last week. Again, Nosferatu not being in the Cancerbros is awkward. If he stays in his spot, he’s going to continue to be teaming with the Tuareg or Cancerbros quite often.

Horus & Metatron are very much on the fringes of this roster, and Robin (Maravilla?) would be a debut. Last time Horus was listed, it turned out to be a fakeout to set up a singles match and lineup change, but there doesn’t seem to be any singles match set up for this show.

CMLL (FRI) 02/19 Arena Mexico
1) Delta & Diamante vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Bracito de Oro, Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada vs Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Sagrado vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura
4) La Sombra vs Felino [lightning]
5) Máximo, Mr. Niebla, Strong Man vs Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Taichi
6) La Máscara, Místico, Negro Casas vs Héctor Garza, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.

I have no idea. It appears the idea behind the main even is the runners up from DF in the national tournament with fellow DF rep Mistico take on the best of the rest. (The winners apparently have won a chance not to appear at all.) The main is not officially listed as relevos increidble but appears that way.

There definitely have been changes in plans in this lineup during this week. Okumura is on the card, but no longer taking with Naito & Taichi. No one would be too surprised if Mr. Niebla joined the tecnicos, but he just seems like a random inclusion here.

Correcting the results: it was Mini Warrior who pulled Bracito’s mask last night, so the segunda continues that issue.

CMLL (SUN) 02/21 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Principe vs Cholo & Zayco
2) Fabián el Gitano, Guerrero Maya Jr., Leono vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Ángel Azteca, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Blue Panther, Toscano, Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Místico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

And now Mistico is here as just a normal tecnico. CMLL is always slow moving guys over, but this seems a bit absurd.

Pantera/Cerebro, Volador/Mistico, AAA’s movie

IWRG (THU) 02/11 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Comando Negro b Volaris
2) Brazo Metalico & Héros b Alan Extreme & Avisman
3) Trauma I & Trauma II b Maldito Jr. & Samoth
4) Hijo del Pantera, Pantera, Zatura DRAW Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Hijo del Signo
5) Angelico, Super Porky, Ultramán Jr. b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Porky pinned two of the Oficials clean for the win. EdR and Gladiatores differ on the result of the semimain; the guys who broadcast the show say tecnicos won, Estrellas has Cerbero and Pantera in a double pin. That seems to be the next feud, either way. Whatever happened to Cerbero Negro?

[poll id=”59″]Previews of tonight’s Arena Mexico show: notimex, Universal, ESTO, superluchas, and Ovaciones.

Mistico has amazingly turned this all around into being Volador’s fault, accusing him of attempting a coup for leadership of the Super Sky Team. Maybe he expressed those sentiments during that tag match, and Mistico had no choice but kick him low? I mean, I can make that story work a lot easier than Mistico’s back story.

Terrible says the pressure is all on No Limit in Sunday’s tag title match, since Terrible & Texano won the last encounter. Terrible notes this is his first time in Japan, but Texano’s been there five times and they’re like one person, so he’ll be fine.

Because I’m going to forget to say this tommorow: no chance they’re coming home with the belts. Success is having a well received match, but I don’t expect them to do something like winning.

Fuego en el Ring noticed Zumbido was hanging out at Tuesday’s Arena Mexico show, and Zumbido said he hopes to return to CMLL in a couple months (but notes he has no firm return date.) Two months is a long time.

In anticipation of this year’s entrant at Rey de Reyes, AAA looks back at the previous inductees into the AAA Hall of Fame: Antonio Pena, Rey Misterio Jr., Eddie Guerrero, and Tropicasas. No hint as to the 2010 inducette; maybe Abismo Negro? Maybe Octagon?

Maybe La Parka Jr.? He says he’ll retire at the end of 2011. Luchadors say lots of things.

AAA is having a contest for free tickets to their movie for people in Mexico City.

Got me thinking about how the movie is doing. BoxOfficeMojo, which tracks this sort of thing, says the movie grossed $371,439 (US) in it’s first two weeks. That just up to 01/31, so the number right now is surely higher (and they strangely don’t have the first weekend listed individually, but part of the total.) Back before the movie came out, articles said the movie cost $2.35mil US, with hopes of making $6.27 mil. They’re $5.9 short of the goal so far. I would presume this is a movie that’ll fair better than most on DVD (typical kids movie that parents buy in bulk just to keep the kids quiet), but I have no idea how well DVDs sell in Mexico.

Also: AAA mentions Arena San Juan Pantitlan “are evaluating the fate of the arena”, which includes a modern remodeling. And is promising a video interview with AAA wrestlers next week, but the Wagner/Electroshock picture can’t be beat.

SoloLucha is sponsoring a Lucha Libre Festival in Monterrey on March 21, in the model of the other expos around the country.

Lucha Va Voom is running shows in LA and San Fransisco this Valentine’s Day weekend. Southern California Public Radio has a story on the promotion, and LA Weekly has a NSFW photo gallery from yesterday’s show. Or maybe last year’s show, I’m not actually sure.

NewsOK has a video of the Real Nacho Libre, which is not actually a Fray Tormenta story, but someone pretending to be the “real” Nacho Libre the movie was based on. HMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Pariso de la Lucha Libre talked with Hijo del Rey Misterio’.

SuperLuchas notes Blue Demon is scheduled for a cage match on California’s PWR show on 02/27. Also, there’s no link, but SuperLuchas website is teasing an XLAW show on 03/10 with LA Park.

Over on Segunda Caida, SLL adds some IWRG and CMLL to his 2010 MOTY List.

LuchaWorld has the newest Slammin’ Stan.

CMLL on Televisa #962 (02/06/2010)

taped 02/05/10 @ Arena Mexico

Off of YouTube, no links.

Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Terrible – bog standard match with these two teams, nothing that demanded to be seen. (The usual GdR main event, then.)

Atlantis & Máscara Dorada vs La Máscara & Negro Casas in the national parajes inciedble final match – Good match to end a good tournament. This goes dwon as a success, though it did sort of become a footnote at the end with what else was going on.

Místico vs Volador Jr. – “BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”. Evil Mistico is so so great. This match was lots of fun, though I’m kinda bumed about the 7 minutes of fun that was left on the editing room floor.

I do worry about Mistico doing this exact act three straight years from now, in a Dr. Wagner sense, but that’s a concern for three years from now. In this moment, it’s perfect.

Marcela & Hiroka, IWRG/TV Azteca?, Lineups

Article of the day is the Telegraph’s story: “Love but little money for Mexico’s female fighters“. Marcela, Hiroka and Hija de Karonte are all interviewed, with Hiroka eloquently explaining the difference between  wrestling in Japan and Mexico:

“I also like the atmosphere here, because people are very cold in Japan. They remain quiet. Here they are lively and sometimes drunk”

(Sometimes?) As the article indicates, the focus is on how little the women make from wrestling. Marcela and Hiroka aren’t talking, but the LLF promoter says he pays between 100 and 5000 pesos ($7.64 to $382US). If you’ve see pictures of crowd at those shows, even those numbers seem high. There’s also a video for the article.

This year’s Lucha Libre Expo will be July 24-26. Sorry, Alan.

Volador Jr. tells Ovaciones that he’ll prove tomorrow that he’s not a man of one hold or dive, but a man of infinite resources.

On AAA’s website, Mascarita Divina says he’ll begin walking again this week, and vows to murder Mini Abismo Negro.

Black Warrior is now on a poster for 03/01 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo.

Black Terry Jr.’s pictures from IWRG Sunday feature a lot of posed pictures in front of a TV Azteca banner. Congrats on the new TV deal? (Need to ask if we can use these for the wiki.)

DJ Spectro looks back at the debut of Cibernetico.

Lucha y Box Zacatecas writes about local rudo Garra de Tigre, who had a neat look.

Segunda Caida is up to IWRG 01/24. I can’t believe I couldn’t identify a cactus.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Alfredo on IWRG 01/24.

CMLL (MON) 02/15 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Lestat vs Espiritu Maligno & Fuerza Chicana
2) Bam Bam, Pequeño Olímpico, Shockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
3) Fuego, Rush, Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Pólvora, Raciel
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Valiente vs Ephesto, Misterioso II, Vangelis
5) Brazo de Plata, Místico, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

Mistico still a tecnico. Maybe they’re going somewhere with Misteriso/Panther? Arena Coliseo Tag team champions actually teaming up.

CMLL (TUE) 02/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Relampago vs Acertijo
2) Astaroth & Idolo vs Ángel del Mal & Exterminador
3) Hierro & Neutrón vs Asesino Negro & Mr. Trueno
4) Gallo, Metro, Rouge vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Máscara Mágica, Sangre Azteca
5) Máximo & Mr. Niebla vs Naito & Taichi

Taichi’s debut! And what a match that’ll be. I hope Naito tells him absolutely nothing about his opponents before the match (and then his reactions are recorded.) CMLL actually mentions on their website that Taichi will be arriving at 5pm on Monday at the airport, if you’d like to greet him.

CMLL’s title defense streak

This weekend, CMLL will hold two title matches. Mistico defends the Mexican Light Heavyweight Championship versus Volador Jr. on Friday, and Hijo del Fantasma defends his CMLL World Middleweight Championship on Sunday. Should we expect a title change?

That last title change in CMLL was Valiente defeating Sangre Azteca on August 16, 2009.

(known) Title defenses since

  1. 2009.08.17 Ultimo Guerrero defeated Hector Garza [CMLL HEAVY]
  2. 2009.09.06 Averno defeated Blue Panther [NWA MIDDLE]
  3. 2009.09.16 Hector Garza, La Mascara, Hijo del Fantasma b Averno, Mephisto, Epehsto [CMLL TRIOS]
  4. 2009.09.25 Pierrothito defeated Electrico [MEX LIGHT]
  5. 2009.09.25 Ultimo Guerrero defeated Jushin Liger [CMLL HEAVY]
  6. 2009.10.13 Princesa Blanca defeated Lady Apache [MEX WOMEN]
  7. 2009.10.23 Averno defeated Volador Jr. [NWA MIDDLE]
  8. 2009.10.30 Valiente defeated Dragon Rojo Jr. [MEX WELTER]
  9. 2009.11.02 La Sombra & Volador Jr. defeated Terrible & Texano Jr. [CMLL TAG]
  10. 2009.11.08 Mascara Dorada defeated Dragon Rojo Jr. [CMLL SL]
  11. 2009.11.19 Texano Jr. defeated Toscano [NWA LH]
  12. 2009.11.30 Averno defeated Volador Jr. [NWA MIDDLE]
  13. 2009.12.01 Texano Jr. defeated Toscano [NWA LH]
  14. 2009.12.01 Negro Casas defeated Mascara Dorada [CMLL WELTER]
  15. 2009.12.04 La Sombra & Volador Jr. defeated Mephisto & Epehsto [CMLL TAG]
  16. 2009.12.07 Amapola defeated Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]
  17. 2009.12.13 Mistico defeated Mephisto [MEX LH]
  18. 2009.12.13 Stuka Jr. & Fuego defeated Virus & Polvora [COLISEO TAG]
  19. 2009.12.21 Hijo del Fantasma defeated Sangre Azteca [CMLL MIDDLE]
  20. 2010.01.22 Ultimo Guerrero defeated Hector Garza [CMLL HEAVY]
  21. 2010.01.27 Mephisto defeated Valiente [NWA WELTER]
  22. 2010.02.01 La Sombra & Volador Jr. defeated Felino & Mr. Niebla [CMLL TAG]

22 title defenses is a lot, but that’s just an average of slightly over 1 title defense per the 18 active CMLL titles. Still, I’m thinking this list will be two longer by this time next week.

(I’m not counting the Mexican Trios tournament, since that was a vacant title and not a champion being defeated.)

02/13-15 Lucha Times


AAA-US: first taping of ’10. Cibernetico teams with Clowns for the first time, plus the WagnerManiacos versus Crazy/Parka/Laredo, and the Vipers vs La Secta

52MX: Azteca/Fabian/Guerrero vs Tuareg, Pesta Negra vs Fantasma/Sombra/Sagrado

IWRG: (if it airs!) Mascara/Mascara/Veneno vs Angelico/Pantera/Rayman, plus the four way cage match


CMLL: looks like an 1h30m slot right now (but don’t believe until Saturday), which would mean top 3 again. You know the main event.

AAA-MEX: This past Friday’s main event, with WagnerManiacos vs Mesias/Parka/Latin, and Lasser Boy’s debut. Of note, AAA says they’ll always be on from 4-6p (CT) from now on. It’d be nice if it actually worked out that way, and I’m sure they’ve be told that’s been the case, but…

CMLL-FOX: Looks like 11:30am this week. Rush/Stuka/Valiente vs Dragon/Misterioso/Okumura, and Guerreros vs Porky/Garza/Mistico

C3: Terrible/Texano/Vangelis vs Dorada/Sagrado/Shocker, but you should tune in for the Panther/Metro/Feugo vs Raciel/Okumura/Virus semimain.

Puebla: not actually listed on the TVC Deportes schedule as I type this, so not totally sure when/if it’ll air. If there’s only four matches, the Fabian/Rouge/Apocalipsis trio is sure to be cut.

Monterrey: Silver Star/Hator, again?

Perros: last week was 1&4, so maybe this’ll be 2&5? That’d be the minis match and Familia de Tijuana vs Groon/Wagner/Oriental.

CMLL-TFN: Have we given up on this? This week should have the Casas family teaming up against the not-yet-Super Sky Team. This show is so dated, Dos Jr., Lizmark Jr. and Heavy Metal are all involved.

Puebla, Mexico, Guadalajara, Rey de Reyes

CMLL (MON) 02/08 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Karisma & Siki Osama b Black Tiger & Milenium
2) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Tony Rivera b Apocalipsis, Espiritu Maligno, Policeman
3) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Asturiano, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
4) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada DQ Dragon Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Misterioso II
5) Místico, Strong Man, Toscano b Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

Mistico didn’t turn on his teammates, but didn’t get along with them and left them as soon as they won the match.

Misterioso fouled Blue Panther for the DQ.

CMLL (TUE) 02/09 Arena Mexico [Alan, ESTO]
1) Bengala & Principe b Cholo & Zayco
2) Astro Boy, Metálico, Sensei b Dr. X, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Rush DQ Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Metro b Raciel, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
5) Máscara Dorada, Sagrado, Shocker DQ Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis

Rudos were DQed in the main event four fouling Shocker, and DQed in the tercera for excessive violence (two fall wi for the tecnicos.) Semimain was very good, with money thrown in the ring.

CMLL (TUE) 02/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Relampago b Meteoro
2) Acertijo & Infierno b Thunder Boy & Virgo
3) Exterminador & Malefico b Astaroth & Gallo
4) Ángel Azteca, Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata b Cancerbero, Euforia, Pólvora
5) Strong Man & Toscano b Mr. Niebla & Rey Bucanero

Rudos took the first fall when Bucanero snuck in a foul on Strong Man, but then lost the last two.

AAA’s Rey de Reyes will be on 03/12 in Queretaro. Probable matches based on TV:

  • Rey de Reyes tournament, in some form
  • Alex Koslov vs Extreme Tiger [AAA CRUISER]
  • Cibernetico vs Konnan (probably not a multiman match, they need bodies for the tournament)
  • Mesias vs Latin Lover vs Electroshock [AAA HEAVY]

If they’re doing the usual 16 man/5 match tournament, then they probably only have room for one more match. Not sure they’re actually doing that until it’s announced.

AAA says TripleMania will be in DF, with more details coming. They also note Dorian is listening to Konnan again. They mean on TV.

A few different places have a CMLL article on Taichi. They’re talking about Taichi being trained by Hiroshi Hase and mention that he used to be a rival of No Limit, but they’ll be on the same page now. Ovaciones’ article says Okumura, Taichi and Naito will be a trio on next Friday’s card.

Fuego en el Ring talks to Metal Blanco & Gallo, who are ready for a mask match with Palacio Negro & Neutron. Also, Mascara Dorada talks about training with Atlantis in preparation for the tournament win.

SuperLuchas interviews X-Fly, who’s already thinking ahead to the hair match past this the announced championship team.

Box Y Lucha has an interview with indy wrestler Guardian de la Noche.

Ohtani’s Jacket starts a 1998 Sampler with Santo/Panther/Warrior vs Negro/Atlantis/Niebla.

The SegundaCaida folks have started an IWRG Message Board. I want to say something snarky like “for all your thoughts about Alan Extreme”, but that’s more a joke about naming yourself Alan Extreme. I’m pretty sure I’d be using my time wiser watching YouTube IWRG than finishing recapping lame duck AAA from December.

IWRG on Teleforumla #13 (01/30/2010)

taped 01/24/10 in Arena Naucalpan


Black Terry & Dr. Cerebro vs Hijo del Diablo & Gringo Loco – I’m not even sure I should bother writing anything here, because I’m still quietly marking out over a guy I’ve seen on shows in front of less than 50 people wrestling on an actual lucha libre show. This is so impressively cool, even if maybe only 50 people get this channel. Match was a good bloody brawl, nothing extraordinary but certainly something a lot different than on a normal CMLL or AAA show, but I was really too busy being amusing by the strangeness of life to form an objective opinion.

By the way, Hijo del Diablo’s listed weight on the luchawiki has to be most inaccurate fact we have on there, and that’s true even if someone’s added themselves as a profile in the last fifteen minutes. Even more the (intentionally inaccurate) Alushe bio! There’s no way Diablo’s under 200 lbs, I refuse to believe it.

IWRG IC Tag Tournament 2010, Block B: Part 1 Part 2 – I had the same problems with this match as the last one that aired; just way too much aimless fighting and people turning on each other fifteen times to make sure you didn’t care the sixteenth. The finish was all sorts of absurd, but at least I’ve delayed this long enough to find out they may actually be going somewhere with it. Still wouldn’t want to watch this again.