10/08: Scorpio, NWA Mexico

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MEDINA (SAT) 10/11 La Plaza de Toros Vicente Segura [LuchandoLibre]
1) Black Thunder, Mohicano I, Mohicano II vs Black Spirit, Metal Boy, Turbo
2) Esther Moreno & Xochitl Hamada vs Flor Metalica & Rossy Moreno
3) Enfermero Jr. & Gran Markus Jr. vs Hijo de Huracan Ramirez & Huracan Ramirez Jr.
4) Antifaz del Norte, Intocable, Rayman vs Head Hunter I, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Pentagon Black
5) Mil Mascaras vs LA Park, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Espanto Jr., Pierroth II, Mr. Texas, Angel Blanco Jr. [cage]

Pierroth II hasn’t been wrestling under that name since May and probably doesn’t have authorization to be using it at this point, so he’s the most likely candidate. Mr. Texas doesn’t seem impossible either, but you’d figure he’d lose it in Monterrey.

IWRG SCORPIO (FRI) 10/17 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Halcon 2000 vs Avisman
2) Eragon & Miss Gavitoa vs Carta Bravo & King Drako
3) Freelance, Pegasso Xtreme, Rey Cometa vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Latino, Multifacético, Super Astro vs Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Shu el Guerrero
5) Fuerza Guerrera, LA Park, Máscara Año 2000 vs El Hijo Del Santo, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Zumbido

This is a Scorpio tribute show, and there will be on more on 10/25 in Xochimilco. They’re moving the show from Thursday to Friday for this show. This will air on TVC Deportes.

This whole El Dandy meeting at the DF Box Y Lucha commission article is fascinating. For one, Fantasma shows up for work as President in overalls? Anyway, for piledriving Blue Demon and not caring, El Dandy is suspended for one month starting yesterday, which would mean he’s back on November 7th. Meanwhile, Blue Demon says the NWA has authorized a NWA Heavyweight match between him and Adam Pearce on November 25, but he’s not yet sure if he’ll be medically cleared. He’s still having issues from the piledriver, so it’ll be up to the doctors. Note that el Dandy will be cleared to wrestle by that date. Dandy continues to believe the presidency of NWA Mexico is on the line in every match Blue Demon wrestles.

Arturo Rivera talks about Antonio Pena.

Someone finally got the most important viewpoint of the Grey Shadow jump: Sangre Azteca explains Grey Shadow was just scared of losing his mask to Sangre. Sangre explains this is not the first time that’s happened to him; Rayman apparently left the company the night he was supposed to fight him for the Occidente Light Heavyweight title (Sangre assures us he had a great match with Terrible instead), and it gives him joy any time one of his rivals is so scared of him that he runs. Sangre says he’ll turn his attention back to La Mascara’s mask.

Lots of photos of Goddess as Aurora in Monterrey, now that they can be officially connected.

Classes at Fabian el Gitano’s gym include tai bo and belly dancing. Of course they do!

WrestlingObserver has their FSE recap

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10/07 Arena Mexico Results

Goddess unmasked/ESTO
Goddess unmasked/ESTO

CMLL (TUE) 10/07 Arena Mexico [ESTO, SoloLuchas, Willy @ el Martiente]
1) Angel de Oro, Astro Boy, Sombra de Plata b Apocalipsis, Ramstein, Super Comando
2) Bronco III, Euforia, Nosferatu b Hijo del Faraon, Metálico, Tigre Blanco
3) Felino, Misterioso II, Nitro b Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, La Sombra
4) Princesa Sujei b Goddess [mask]
5) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza DQ Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Tecnicos took the first fall of the main event, and Niebla fouled Wagner in the second.

Mask match was typical quick quick long. If ESTO is to be believed, Goddess actually knocked herself out on a missed plancha, and that’s how the match ended. What a way to go. Everyone else says it was a Sujei Driver. Goddess gave her name as Aurora Reina, from Vancouver, 4 years a professional wrestler. “Aurora Reina” sounds like a worked name, or at least a better ring name than Goddess. I may be biased towards the first name, I guess. Goddess says she’s not done, and hopes to take Sujei’s mask one day.

Goddess was previously Aurora in LLF.

Nitro replaced Vangelis. Bronco did end up getting Halcon Negro’s spot.

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10/07: Mexico preview, notes

Today’s Arena Mexico card:

Goddess
Goddess vs Sujei

CMLL (TUE) 10/07 Arena Mexico
1) Apocalipsis, Ramstein, Super Comando vs Angel de Oro, Astro Boy, Sombra de Plata
2) Hijo del Faraon, Metálico, Tigre Blanco vs Euforia, Halcon Negro, Nosferatu
3) Felino, Misterioso II, Vangelis vs Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, La Sombra
4) Goddess vs Princesa Sujei [mask]
5) Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza

Ovaciones, Reforma, SoloLuchas, ESTO, Deporte1 and Notimex all preview today’s Arena Mexico card with a focus on the hair match. Yay for getting press! It’s a Fan Appreciate 30 pesos to sit anywhere show.

This was asked in the comments over the weekend and I never got to it, so I might as well get to it here – I still think Goddess is losing her mask. CMLL seems to have a core group of women (Amapola, Marcela, Lady Apache, Dark Angel, Princesa Sujei, I’m probably forgetting someone) who can lose to each other but aren’t losing big matches to anyone outside the group. If this was just about establishing Goddess closer to that level, they could’ve had her feud with Rosa Negra or Seductora or another person outside the protected group, same as when India Sioux got her big win over Medussa. Goddess beating Princesa Sujei doesn’t seem plausible as her first big step unless Goddess had been on a metoric rise and impressing everyone, which doesn’t seem the case.

This feud seems to be following the pattern of Amapola & Diana la Cazadora, where Diana didn’t seem to be working out they way they hoped and CMLL just decided to cut their losses by having her lose big on her way out. The victories have been back and forth, but the build in the press has been all lopsided for Sujei, with everyone making it clear that Goddess is not on her level and may be finishing up here. (In ESTO, it reads that Goddess is leaving even if she wins!)

There’s a lot of little reasons. If Sujei’s going to lose, shouldn’t she lose her mask to Dark Angel in a revenge match? The way they keep bringing that up in this feud, I’ve got to figure they’re going back to that at some point. Goddess isn’t going to be hurt as much long term; she’s supposedly nice looking under the mask and she’s probably wrestling unmasked after leaving Mexico anyway.

Of course, this is not too dissimilar to Villano V/Panther (though the press there was a failed attempt at convincing people they were on the same level) or Loco/Tony (except no one cared), and I was the one who thought Sujei was losing her mask a couple months ago. There’s nothing stopping CMLL from doing the wrong finish again. Still, Sujei seems to be as strong a favorite as you’re going to get.

Ultimo Guerrero says he wants Panther’s hair, both Villanos masks and Dr. Wagner’s mask. It’s good to want things. Speaking of high hopes, Villano V wants a mask match with Mistico in late October or early November; no waiting until next year for him.

There’s not a lot else going on here. Niebla/Wagner continues to exist, slightly. We should start a Halcon Negro replacement guessing game. I’m taking Arkangel!

It won’t be Amapola – she underwent knee surgery, and will be out a few weeks.

An article about Sunday’s Arena Coliseo Reynosa show notes the attendence was way down.

AAA’s recap of Sunday’s taping doesn’t have much new, except for an inferiority complex with WWE. In Reforma, it sounds like Romero did tell CMLL he was leaving, though after he no-showed Coliseo and possibly after he debuted. AAA promises another big surprise for this Friday. Perhaps they’ll get around to announcing an actual match for the Pena show?

Another goodbye to El Toreo.

Guerreros del Ring #160 has Groon XXX

AAA and the Tijuana Box Y Lucha comission donated masks and lucha tickets to the local child protection organization.

WrestlingObserver has the AAA recap. Luchaworld has KrisZ’s news update.

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AAA #849 (09/06)

taped 08/08, aired 09/06

I watched Alas de Oro at least 4 times due to various boring reasons. It’s not a match you need to watch four times and even one was plenty. It’s disappointing compared to last year – there was no big dive train spot, there was not a lot of time before the eliminations, and the n hey were as rapid fire as possible. The match didn’t have any time to get anyone over except the finalists, and even that didn’t work so well when Aerostar blew his finish.

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I’m sure they were heading to Jack/Aerostar even if Aerostar hits his move (I think Jack kicked out and has been taught to not end matches on blown moves, but it might have been part of the angle), but at least they used the controversy instead of pretending it didn’t happen.

5 matches in 90 minutes, all clipped up more than even usual AAA standards, was really absurd. The only match that had an any storyline impact was the minis tournament, Alas de Oro, and the main event (presumably, they ran the mystery man angle with a plan to resolve at one point, though they’ve clearly forgotten it now. They should’ve just saved the others for another week instead of repeating Alas de Oro.

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10/06: Coliseo, GDL, AAA notes, Mistico having more surgery?

CMLL (SUN) 10/05 Arena Coliseo [ovaciones]
1) Metálico & Tigre Blanco b Arkangel & Hooligan
2) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Stuka Jr. b Ephesto, Vangelis, Virus
3) Damián 666, Mephisto, Mr. Águila b Grey Shadow, Sagrado, Volador Jr.
4) Loco Max b Tony Rivera [hair]
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr. b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Mr. Niebla

Loco Max beating Tony for Loco Max’s first hair is an upset, but not as a big surprise. They tipped off the finish with the note posted on CMLL.com announcing this match. Even if they didn’t, Loco’s lost his hair plenty but always to young guys who they’re trying to get more attention. Rivera’s long stop being a young guy. This seems just so next time Loco is in a hair match (which probably won’t be that long), they can point out he hasn’t lost every single one of them.

I believe Shadow listed as working is a typo on Ovaciones part, but might as well for confirmation. I suppose he could’ve finished up quick there and booked it to AAA just to say he was in both places on the same night (and then would they show it on FSE? Yea, probably.)

SuperLuchas has more on the Rocky Romero jump. Konnan had been talking to him about it for a bit, and Romero jumped because he didn’t feel CMLL was supporting him.

CMLL (SUN) 10/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT]
5) Lizmark Jr. DQ Marco Corelone

Match was worked around a knee injury to Corelone’s left knee. Sounded more like a story point for the match (and a run thru for the hair match) and not a injury that’ll take Corelone out, but it’s not totally clear. Corelone snuck in a fall with a small package, but Lizmark got him with a half crab in the third fall. Marco gave, gave some more, and Lizmark wasn’t interested in letting go, so Corelone won by DQ.

Box Y Lucha has also sorts of fun teasers for this week’s edition (#2891)
– Mistico is apparently heading back to the operation room, which sounds like he’s going to be out more
– Dos says he’s NOT vetoed from CMLL, which conflicts with what he just said two days ago.
– The Goddess interview makes it sound like she’s already lost her mask (a week early?)
– Paco Alonso is quoted, saying he doesn’t care about WWE TV coming in.

LuchandoLibre has clips of the NWA Mexico show. SuperLuchas updates injuries on the show: Super Muneco is visiting a chiropractor. Blue Demon is in a neck brace, and he and Dandy have a meeting at the DF Box Y Lucha commission tomorrow. SoloLuchas now has it’s notes on the semimain and main and

Al Filo del Ring talks to TVC Deportes about their lucha coverage (they signed a 2 year contract with WWE for RAW, and a 5 year contract with CMLL to show Arena Puebla) and Groon XXX (who says both AAA and CMLL want him and are just waiting for him to say yes, but he wants to wait six more months.) If WWE was willing to pay him what he’s worth and put him top, Groon says he’d go there too.

El Sol de Cuautla previews Tuesday’s shows. I’ll do that…Tuesday.

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10/05 AAA TV Results (Puebla)

AAA TV (SUN) 10/05 Plaza de Toros el Relicario, Puebla, Puebla [morgan_alebrije @ el martinete]
1) La Parkita, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Chessman b Mascarita de la Muerte, Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Kenzo Suzuki
2) Decnnis, El Brazo, Escorpion Negro Jr. b Billy Boy, Gato Eveready, Pimpinela Escarlata
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b El Alebrije & El Elegido
4) Alan Stone & Chris Stone b Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
5) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Aerostar, Silver King, Vampiro
6) Cibernetico, La Parka Jr., Súper Fly b Jack Evans, Teddy Hart, Zorro

2008 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#8570
Mexico: 10/12
US: 11/02

There were multiple, colliding big angles. X-Pac opened the show, attempt to introduce D-Generataion-X, only to be interrupted by Konnan. Konnan wanted to know why X-Pac returned and turned on the Legion, a reasonable question, but never got the answer as they both were interrupted by Prez Roldan on the big screen. (Yes, this is WWE RAW.) Roldan wanted to let Konnan he was paying him back for breaking his car’s windows a few weeks by doing the same to Konnan’s. And that was that for the opening segment, but Konnan wasn’t going to let this show end without getting revenge. So, after the main event (where Parka beat Jack with a powerbomb), Konnan stole the urn of Antonio Pena’s ashes and ran away. SoloLuchas confirms this really did happen.

The semimain was listed as an atomicos, but turned into a trios with Espiritu just interfering whenever (a lot like TripleMania, actually.) Rudso won with a distracted ref and a foul.

Stones (“Los Sexy Boys”) beat Hermandad despite chairs, tables and ladders coming into play. After the match, X-Pac came back out to introduce the new member of his group – Grey Shadow! Who unmasked to reveal himself as Rocky Romero.

Pirata Sr. stole Elegido’s mask and rolled him up for the win.

The Billy/Gato/whoever trio hit a snag against the Guapos. Decnnis beat Gato clean.

It didn’t make sense for Mini Abismo to be left out of the minis match, since the only feud is him and Mini Charly. So Mini Abismo replaced Jerrito, but his team still lost when Mini Charly beat Mini Kenzo.

Diario Cambio article says 10,000 people showed up.

Next taping is Queretaro on Friday. Pena Memorial show isn’t until the Friday after, so Konnan may have those ashes for a while.

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AAA’s Big Surprise is Rocky Romero

No fooling! I have 500 “so, he’s not in CMLL!” jokes to make here, but it’s confusing enough as it is. Rocky had been wrestling as Grey Shadow, and as apparently is no longer wrestling as Grey Shadow. Though, unless they make that clear to the AAA audience, it’s just going to look like a random foreigner from years past showing up in AAA and not a big jump – and even if they did, Grey Shadow’s been relegated to a minor role. He’s joining X-Pac’s D-Generation-Mex group.

(Sorry, Shocker!)

AAA picking up a ROH guy does fit their mood! I can not even begin to fathom the matches, though I think this is for sure a better move for Rocky’s spot. Guess he won’t be getting Sangre Azteca’s mask!

I’m crushed the Alex/Shadow team isn’t happening. They were so fun on FSE.

How does that NJPW G1 Tag Team work now, with Negro probably not too thirlled with Rocky? I can’t see an AAA and CMLL guy teaming up in Japan.

Does Rocky still have the CMLL Super Lightweight Belt? HMMMMM.

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10/05: IWRG, NWA Mexico, lineups

In Ovaciones, Arutro Rivera says Perro Jr. and Mistico are being pressured to come back ASAP, but aren’t medically cleared (and may want to wait until they’re actually healed.)

AAA (SUN) 09/28 Chapa de Mota, EdM [Super Luchas #284]
1) Angel Enmascarado & Heavy Boy b Black Misterio & Chico Malo Jr.
2) La Rebelde b Mayam
3) Reyna Herodes & Sauxis b Princesa Zareth & Yeska
4) Casandro & Estrellita Magica vs Lady Sensacion & Mujer Demente
5) Atomic Boy & Octagoncito b Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman
6) Abismo Negro & El Elegido b Cuervo & Escoria

Abismo Negro here looks liks Black Abyss. Well, I mean, he was wearing Black Abyss’s gear.

IWRG (THU) 10/02 Arena Naucalpan [Super Luchas #284]
1) Eragon b Epidemia
2) Pendulo & Terror Negro b Judas el Traidor & Sauron
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Freelance, Pegaso Extreme, Rey Cometa
4) el Hijo Del Anibal, Latino, Multifacético b Black Terry, el Hijo del Pierroth, Ghost Rider
5) Shocker & Zumbido b Fuerza Guerrera & Toscano

So they did team up at least once! Never mind then. Scorpio Jr. made an appearance to mention his benefit show here on 10/17, and to take photos with Shocker and Zumbido to tease them as a new/old trio.

AAA (FRI) 10/03 Auditorio de Tijuana [frontera]
2) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario b Extreme Tiger & Psicosis II and Arandu & TJ Boy [AAA TAG, ladder]
4) Cibernetico b Chessman [cage]

Kenzo attacked Cibernetico, Mesias attacked Chessman, Mesias did a better job of it.

Psicosis replaced Halloween, who’s out with an injured ankle, though there’s a rumor Halloween may be done in AAA. This would also seem to confirm TJ Extreme is done here, because he otherwise would’ve been the logical replacement. Extreme Tiger climbed up the ladder (this wasn’t originally listed as a ladder match but apparently ended up being one), Tiger had a chance to grab the belts, but opted to dive off the ladder instead. Lider ended up powerbombing him and, according to this, pinned him for the win. In a ladder match. I don’t know!

NWA Mexico (SAT) 10/04 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera [SuperLuchas, SoloLuchas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
1) Turbo b Black Thunder
2) Dr. Cerebro b Skayde
3) Pierko el Boricua CO Super Muneco
4) Incógnito b Danger
5) Black Terry b Negro Navarro and Solar I and Shu el Guerrero
6) Blue Demon Jr. DQ El Dandy
7) Juvi, Mil Mascaras, Tarzan Boy b Antifaz, Hator, Head Hunter I

In the main event, Mil Mascaras had Head Hunter I beat but the other rudos distracted the referee, and Head Hunter II returned to attack Mil and take his brother’s place. One brother subbing for another during a match, can you imagine such a thing? Anyway, it’s Mil so he still won.

Dandy gave Demon a martinete and was shocked to be DQed. Piledrivers are not DQs by NWA rules, Dandy pointed out. He may have something there. Demon was strechered out.

Super Muneco knocked himself out on a bump to the floor, which cause them to retighten the ropes and adjust the mats. Everyone says Black Thunder has a dive which will certainly get him killed. Sounds fun. Turbo got new gear.

Attendance is estimated at 600, up from the first show.

LuchaWorld has Robert on IWRG 03/23/06, AAA TV 03/31/06 and CMLL TV 04/01/06 and KrisZ’s news update.

Of all the lucha coverage, Accion spent the most time on a video package marking the second anniversary of Antonio Pena’s death. CMLL main event was shown (Atlatnis looked like an older man than Panther, and Panther doesn’t have a mask) as was AAA’s Cibernetico vs Mesias vs Chessman match (no finish was evident here; Chessman seems to have new gear, which probably could be improved upon.) No WWE clips.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 10/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Milenio
2) Virgo vs Ebola
3) Samurai vs Rafaga
4) Palacio Negro vs Rey Trueno
5) Gallo & Leon Blanco vs Máscara Mágica & Toxico
6) Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone vs Olímpico & Último Guerrero
7) Atlantis vs Alex Koslov [NWA LH]

I like how this match happens after I make fun of Atlantis not defending this title just a couple days ago.

IWRG (THU) 10/09 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eragon & Miss Gavitoa vs King Drako & Nemesis IWRG
2) Freelance, Pegasso Xtreme, Rey Cometa vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
3) Head Hunter I vs Toscano, el Hijo Del Anibal, Zumbido, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Hjio de Pierroth, Latino, Multifacético, Aeroman, Fuerza Guerrera

I think the main event may be a 10 way strap match. I’m not sure, because that doesn’t sound right.

CMLL (SUN) 10/12 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Inquisidor & Semental
2) Dark Angel, Princesa Blanca, Sahori vs Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
3) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico
4) Grey Shadow, La Máscara, Máximo vs Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Terrible
5) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza vs Black Warrior, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Dos working a lot for a guy not working here anymore. Dark Angel’s back, yay. Infernales together, yay.

CMLL (SUN) 10/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Neon vs Relampago Azul
2) Metatron & Samuari vs Exterminador & Güero Loco
3) Casanova, Leon Blanco, Magnum vs Cien Caras Jr., Infierno, Malefico
4) Blue Panther & Sagrado vs Ephesto & Mephisto and Damián 666 & Texano Jr. and La Sombra & Metalik
5) Marco Corelone vs Lizmark Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 10/12 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Carta Brava
2) Eragon & Miss Gaviota vs Furia Guerrera & King Drako
3) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro
4) Fenix, Freelance, Pendulo vs Ghost Rider, Sauron, Toxico AAA
5) Latino, Super Astro, Zumbido vs Fuerza Guerrera, Head Hunter I, Veneno
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

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