04/20: Jeque, Shocker, Mexico preview

ESTO has a couple of interviews today. They talk to Jeque

They also talk to Shocker. It’s a career bio, but they briefly touch on WWE (without mentioning it by name.) Shocker says he’s not going back to the US, because they don’t respect his experience and level. Shocker figures he’s got 10-15 years left in him, as long as he stays in shape.

The producer of the soap opera Mistico will be on starting in July plans to unmask Mistico. Figuratively – we’re going to see the real man behind the mask who started out living on the streets (so ‘real’ is slightly not real.)

Arena Mexico previews
– Ovaciones

The main event is High Society vs Guerreros, but one again, the real main event is the semimain – Mistico and amigos vs the Trio of Terror.

CMLL (FRI) 04/20 Arena Mexico
1) Danger & Moltov vs Caligula & Messala
2) Leono, Valiente, Virus vs Euforia, Nosfearatu, Satanico
3) Alex Koslov, Blue Panther, Ultimo Dragon vs Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Tarzan Boy
4) Mistico, Negro Casas, Sagrado vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Marco Corleone, Rey Bucanero, Shocker vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

I think Satanico’s a rudo just for one night, but we’ll see.

Tonight’s also an AAA TV taping – they tape this Friday and next Friday, so no Dr. Morales for AAA for a bit. I presume they’ll start mentioning the May tapings on AAA TV this weekend.

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

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04/19?: IWRG, Laguna, new AAA wrestler,

AAA’s posted it’s first notice that La Parka Jr. is out of circulation. They’re saying it’s a deltoid muscle tear. It would take 8-10 weeks for a normal person to heal, but because he’s in good shape and used to working hard, they think he may be able to cut that time in half, plus a couple of weeks of getting back into ring shape. Parka was stuck in his wrecked car for 15 minutes before someone helped him get out.

Toro Irrison is La Parka Jr.’s good friend, and you can only conclude that’s why he occasional shows up on TV.

IWRG (THU) 04/19 Arena Naucalpan
1) Bacteria & Celestial vs Golem & Puma King
2) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Hermano Muerte II & Hermano Muerte III
3) Astro Boy, Halcon Salvaje, Kid Tiger vs Black Terrey, Dr. Karonte Jr., Kraneo
4) Esfinge, Hijo de Anibal, Suicida vs Enfermero Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Veneno
5) Alex Koslov, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Black Warrior, Hijo de Cien Caras, Misterioso II

IWRG (SUN) 04/22 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aguila Oriental vs Puma King
2) Bacteria, Halcon Salvaje, Samba vs Black Jaguar, Black Thunder, Macho II
3) Astro Boy, Esfinge, Kai vs Black Terry, Dr. Karonte, Kraneo
4) Bestia Salvaje, Pierroth, Veneno vs Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V [super libre]
5) Dandy, Electroshock, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Enfermero Jr., Gran Markus, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

IWRG’s site is still down. These are from Box Y Lucha.

indy (THU) 04/19 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio
1) Fuego & Pequeno Star vs Cadete de la Atlantida & Flashman
2) Diamante Negro & Muerte Siniestra vs Centella Azul Jr. & Tackle
3) Diva Salvaje, Hijo del Sobeanro, Sexy Piscis vs Espanto V, Piloto Negro, Sexy Francis
4) Mr. Guerrero vs Piloto Suicida [hair, mask]

Hijo del Sobearno beat Piloto Negro for his hair last week.

AULL (SUN) 04/22 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Depredador & Star Cat vs Exterminador & Mini Demonio
2) Mr. Potro & Regional vs Misterio & Violento
3) King Star Tiger, Rocky Satana, Ultimo Gladiator vs Psicopata, Sadico, Shu El Guerrero
4) Terry 2000 vs Rey Krymen [AULL LIGHT]
5) Maximo, Mistico, Texano Jr. vs Black Warrior, Hijo del Diablo, Sepulturero

The end of Terry 2000? I think so.

In today’s Ovaciones, Damian says he, Halloween, and Mr. Aguila will not be on the VIP show Sunday. Contracts were never signed. The VIP promoters usually post on Box Y Lucha, so there may be a thread over there explaining the situation (I just haven’t seen it yet.)

Ovaciones introduces AAA yet to debut rudo Skymon. His stats

Style: Rudo
Home: Brazil
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 96 kg
Family: referee el Fresero (father)
Maestros: Abismo Negro, Histeria, Gran Apache, Shu el Guerrero, Canek

He’s gotta be some AAA guy being repackaging with that group of trainers. Any guesses? He should start sometime in May.

Ovaciones says the 05/13 Toryumon show in Arena Mexico will feature the retirement of (Atsushi) Onita. That’s a bit random.

Nitro and Emilio will wrestle in Guatemala in Sunday.

La Cuarta has an interview with Chiliean wrestler Funky Shop.

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04/19 (1): Guadalajara


(More to come as I catch up a bit – splitting it up to make it easier on myself.)

Additonal notes from 04/15, since CMLL’s posted their recap
Opener Result: 1) Estrella de Jalisco & Neon b Fraile de la Muerte & Imposter

After the tercera, Mr. Trueno challenged Metatron to put his Occidente Middleweight Championship on the line next week. Recap says it was agreed on, but it’s not listed on their lineup and those guys are involved in a tag match. Perhaps it’ll be changed later.

CMLL (TUE) 04/17 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Destroyer CO Exterminador
2) Infierno CO El Gallo
3) Magnum b Malefico
4) Metal Blanco & Metro II b Nitro & Sangre Azteca
5) Sagrado b Mascara Magica [hair]
6) Olimpico & Ultimo Guerrero b Rey Bucanero & Shocker

Finish of the hair match was ref bump -> Magica foul/pin -> no count -> Magica checks on ref -> Sagrado foul/pin -> ref counts. Couldn’t just have Sagrado beat Magica clean.

Rudos won main event in straight falls.

CMLL (SUN) 04/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Neon & Thunderboy vs Flama & Milenio
2) Carlo Roggi & Metatron vs Mr. Trueno & Valentin Mayo
3) Leon Blanco & Oro II vs Infierno & Malefico
4) Felino, Negro Casas, Rayman vs Averno, Mephisto, Misterioso II
5) Marco Corleone vs Universo 2000

CMLL (TUE) 04/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Casanova vs Imposter
2) Azazel vs Rey Trueno
3) Evola vs Super Maquina
4) Nube Roja vs Egipcio
5) Metal Blanco & Metalik vs Depredador & Infierno
6) El Gallo & Magnum vs Malefico & Toxico
7) Blue Panther & Hijo de Lizmark vs Mascara Ano 2000 & Universo 2000

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04/21-23 Lucha Times

AAA: the night after Rey de Reyes with lots of rematch-y matches. Dark Family/Air Force Atomico in the undercard.

GdR: 3 Falls women’s match, which got lesser reviews, and the main event from Sunday.

FSE: the preview is still trailing a week behind. Obviously, Stuka Jr./Jeque should air here. It’ll be interesting to see if the Perros/MexTrios champs air here – it seems like GdR’s turn for an ongoing angle.

AAA Mex: Taping form earlier this week. It didn’t occur to me how bad that main event lineup is – Gronda vs Head Hunter! Some of the undercard stuff looks fine.

CMLL Mex: More Ephesto and Mephisto than you can shake a stick at.

I aim to catch up on recaps tomorrow.


04/18: Coliseo

CMLL (TUE) 04/17 Arena Coliseo [ova]
1) Polvora & Vaquero b Molotov & Tiger Kid
2) Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda b Luna Magica, Marcela, Sahori
3) Felino, Maximo, Virus b Arkangel, Ephesto, Misterioso Jr.
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo de Lizmark, Negro Casas b Halloween, Mr. Aguila, Terrible
5) Atlantis b Alex Koslov

Ovaciones called the show “tedious and boring.” Atlantis dominated the main event, but still used the ropes.

Ovaciones says La Parka Jr. will evade surgery, and is estimated to return after six weeks of rest and rehab.


04/17: Puebla, magazines


AAA posted photos of their newest taping, as you can see.

CMLL (MON) 04/16 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) King Jaguar & Super Star b Ares & Murcielago
2) Espiritu Maligno, Karisma, Toro Bill Jr. b Centella de Oro, the Tiger, Zigma
3) Dr. X, Skandalo, Toro Bill Sr. b Furia Chicana, Leono, Stuka Jr.
4) Atlantis, Olimpico, Tarzan Boy b La Mascara, Maximo, Negro Casas
5) Alex Koslov, Hijo de Lizmark, Rey Bucanero b Damain 666, Halloween, Hector Garza

Guessing at the main event finish – hugo walked out before the end, but that usually means the tecnicos were going to win. Leono got hurt in his match, where Furia Chicana replaced Valiente (and I had Astro Boy in that spot.)


Box Y Luchas has the Mistico Double Belt picture I was hoping for, so I’m listening them first. That’s cover B for the week – cover A covers La Parka Jr.’s accident and wrecked vehicle. (Ovaciones has an update on this story which really doens’t update much – it sounds like the arm injuries might not be as bad as originally feared but no one’s even hinting at a return date.)

Super Luchas #208 has multi-champion Mistico, though no double belt picture on the cover. Of all the championships he current holds, I’m sure the Tapatia Wrestler Of The Year award means the most to him.

Luchas 2000 #364 talks about the Parka accident and Apache dropping (selling?) her title, but also promotes it’s upcoming show for next Saturday – which now has an updated poster. I’m still not exactly sure what the main event is, but I guess it’s a five way match: Villano III vs Silver King vs Blue Demon Jr. vs Hijo del Solitario vs Villano IV with hair, belts, and titles on the line – though, isn’t Silver King the only one with a belt? Who else would be betting their hair? I dunno. Looks like the Rey Misterios have dropped out of the show.

IWRG’s site is still done, but their lineups and a bunch of others are in Box Y Lucha’s usual weekly roundup, which I hope to get when I have more time.

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04/15 AAA TV Results

previous: 03/19, 03/25, 04/01

One day turn around! Yay for AAA. They’re pushing a theme of faction wars for this taping and the next two.

AAA TV (SUN) 04/15 Boca del Rio, Veracruz
1) Hedi Montana, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata b Mini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Esterllas, Tormento Chino
2) Cinthia Moreno & Oriental b Fabi Apache & Gran Apache [AAA MIXED TAG]
3) Charly Manson & Chessman CO Cuervo & Ozz
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Psicosis b Alan Stone, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
5) Alberije, Gronda II, Zorro b Head Hunter I, Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias

Mex: 04/22
US: 05/12

Gronda replaced La Parka Jr. in the main event, and that seems like a good possibility for Parka’s other missing dates. Zorro beat Mesias for the win.

Crazy Boy did a moonsault off the stage. CHECK.

Mesias and Cibernetico both interfered in the tag match. This has gotta be setting up a title shot, right? Who knows.

Fabi Apache was all about to pin Oriental to win the titles, but Sexi Star interfered. Way to go, Oriental.

Next tapings:
04/20 – Xalapa
04/27 – Hidalgo

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04/16: Coliseo, Guadalajara, Monterrey

Jeque unmasked
via Ovaciones

CMLL (SUN) 04/15 Arena Coliseo [ovaciones, alvin @ el martiente]
1) Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Mr. México b Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metálico, Tony Rivera
2) Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II b La Máscara, Leono, Mictlán
3) Damián 666, Halloween, Mr. Águila b Máximo, Sagrado, Texano Jr.
4) Stuka Jr. b Jeque [mask]
5) Lizmark Jr., Místico, Rey Bucanero DQ Atlantis, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero

Jeque is Marrio Moreno Garcia, from Mexico City, and he’s been wrestling for 25 years. Third fall finish was a bit odd; Stuka got the pin, but Jeque popped back up, continued fighting, got his valagueza, and covered – and the ref counted three, before awarding the match to Stuka. Jeque complained after the match that Stuka’s pinfall was only a two count, and declared his mask loss to be a robbery, but unmasked because he’s a professional. It’ll be interesting to see how that comes off on TV. This match didn’t do anything for attendence, but then I’d be shocked if it did.

Warrior fouled Mistico in the main event. The Lizmark Jr. seems to be off, again. I will now communicate my anger about this in exclamation points: !!!!!!!!! !!!!!! !!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! !

Not only did the Perros beat the Mexican Trios champs, but Damian tried to out Maximo Maximo himself! Harsh.

CMLL (SUN) 04/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [El Occidental]
1) Estrella de Jalisco & Neon ?? Fraile de la Muerte & Imposter
2) Guero Loco & Valentin Mayo b Azazel & Carlo Roggi
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Metal Blanco & Metatron
4) Nitro & Sangre Azteca b Gallo & Metro II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Rayman, Shocker b Mascara 2000, Toxico, Universo 2000

Toxico replaced Cien Caras Jr., and Rayman replaced Rayo de Jalisco (hmmm).

CMLL (SAT) 04/14 Palenque de Gallos de la Feria Chipas [El Heraldo de Chipas]
1) Murcy Jr. b ?
2) Americano, Bugambilia, Guerrerito Zulu b Angel Maligno, Psicopata, Sangre de Aguila
3) Capitan Furia, El Mexicano, El Terrorista b Dragon Negro, Guerrero Zulu, Halcon Samurai
4) Tzuki & Ultimo Dragoncito b Pequeno Violencia & Pierrothito
5) Mistico & Volador Jr. b Black Warrior & Ultimo Guerrero

AAA (SUN) 04/15 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Panterita del Ring II & Rey Imagen DRAW Apolo Negro & Euforia (Monterrey)
2) Ares, Karis la Momia, Orus, The Mummy b Ben Hur, Escorpio Negro, Guerrero Negro Jr., Rey Infernal
3) el Angel & Martha Villalobos b el Brazo & Tiffany
4) Alan, Billy Boy, Decnnis b Angel Mortal, Gallego, Mr. Condor
5) Elegido, Intocable, Mascara Divina b Aventurero, Espiritu, Hator

ESTO‘s recap of Friday’s Arena Mexico show says the women’s match was boring. In Notimex‘s article, Perro Jr. declares that any time he loses via a foul, it’s a win for him, and Mistico wishes he was a rudo. They also talk to the winners, where Negro explains it’s his years of experience which allows Mistico and himself to work as great partners despite never actually teaming with each other.

El Manana’s Martiente column is about – uh, I’m not sure. He’s not happy with promoters for some reason; I can’t figure it out.

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04/15: new non-champion, Prision Fatal, bad week, CMLL DF lineups,

CMLL.com says Lady Apache has relinquished the Mexican National Women’s Championship. Apache had held the title since 2004, and thru multiple jumps between AAA and CMLL. Before Lady Apache’s first jump, it’d been AAA’s top year-round women’s title. Somewhere along the line, the belt became Lady Apache’s personal championship.

Historically, wrestlers are supposed to drop any National title they hold when they win a World championship in the same division. Lady Apache didn’t, and I presumed it was to guarantee she’d still have a belt when CMLL wanted to move their title onto someone else. Apache dropping the Mexican title would seem to mean she’s not worried about losing the CMLL belt for quite a while. I guess there’s a small chance the commission actually complained about the situation.

(That would also mean it may be a long time before Dark Angel wins a belt, since she wouldn’t be eligible for the Mexican title and would be aced out of the World title.)

CMLL says they’ll run a decision match for the belt in Arena Mexico soon.

According to Ovaciones, today’s IWRG main event is now a La Prision Fatal match, with 10 guys putting up their hair and masks:
– Astro Boy
– Okumura
– Masada
– Fantasma de la Opera
– Kai
– Yamato
– Dr. Cerebro
– Cerebro Negro
– Kraneo
– Esfinge

IWRG’s site is still down.

Ovaciones has a list of Bad Things That Happened This Week
04/07 – Referee El Acapulco died
04/07 – La Parka Jr.’s car accident
04/09 – Loco Max fractured two ribs in Puebla
04/12 – Dos Caras suffered a concussion
04/12 – when a dive goes wrong, Ultimo Dragoncito bruised his testicles
Next Tuesday, Puebla regular Asturiano is undergoing knee surgery.

The latest update on La Parka Jr., also from Ovaciones, is that he’s in Mexico city, and he’s got multiple fractures in his left arm and shoulder.

CMLL cards for the week

CMLL (TUE) 04/17 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Tiger Kid, Molotov vs Polvora, Vaquero
2) Marcela, Sahori, Luna Magica vs Hiroka, Amapola, Mima Shimoda
3) Felino, Maximo, Virus vs Ephesto, Misterioso Jr., Arkangel
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo de Lizmark, Negro vs Halloween, Mr. Aguila, Terrible
5) Alex Koslov vs Atlantis

Big match for Koslov. I don’t think Tiger Kid works a non-IWRG show without Felino. Assuming Tiger Kid is the same guy as Kid Tiger, which may kill me down the road.

CMLL (FRI) 04/20 Arena Mexico
1) Danger & Moltov vs Caligula & Messala
2) Leono, Valiente, Virus vs Euforia, Nosfearatu, Satanico
3) Alex Koslov, Blue Panther, Ultimo Dragon vs Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Tarzan Boy
4) Mistico, Negro Casas, Sagrado vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Marco Corleone, Rey Bucanero, Shocker vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

This could be an excellent gauge of High Society’s popularity. I figure there will be people leaving after the semimain. It’s Euforia and Nosferatu’s Arena Mexico debuts, and they may make it on CAN52 from here.

CMLL (SUN) 04/22 Arena Mexico – though CMLL doesn’t seem to note this site change on their site, so I dunno. Maybe next week instead?
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Polvora & Vaquero
2) Brillante, Tiger Metalico, Tigre Blanco vs Apocalipsis, Dr. X, Hooligan
3) Diana la Cazadora, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, Gatubela, Princesa Sujei
4) Hijo de Lizmark, Maximo, Texano Jr. vs Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
5) Mistico, Rey Bucanero, Sagrado vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Eclipse

That semimain is 5/6th rematch. I think it’s possible they switch Lizmark and Sagrado and go with a title match after the show tonight, but then again, this might be the Kids Show and why have the rudos get the win there? This is actually Diana la Cazadora’s first Arena Coliseo match, she’s worked a handful of Arena Mexico matches. I presume this Gatubela is the same women who was working in Arena Coliseo Monterrey in 2003 (and must’ve changed her name, since I haven’t seen her mentioned since – there’s a male wrestler also using that name.)

Brillante is the same guy as Brilliante Jr. in AOL – is he the same guy as the one in Xalapa? I have no idea of the geography of these things.

04/08 Leono, Stuka Jr., Virus b Dr. X, Jeque, Loco Max
04/08 Damián 666, Halloween, Mr. Águila b Máximo, Satánico, Tigre Metálico

FSE is much quieter than the rest of my channels for some reason.


CMLL: Tag Team Titles. We get a wide shot of the stage side, and the building does lock packed. Mistico bleeds a bunch here – there’s not a focus on it, but the upper half of his mask is turned red.

AAA: Muerte/Kenzo vs Charly/Chessman – more tag team action than you can shake a stick at. Kenzo’s selling is unusual. Chessman embraces his inner high spot demon and tries a top rope corkscrew moonsault. That fails, and the Legion gets the heat. Konnan gets out of his wheelchair long enough to use a cane to cheat, but the Hell Brothers make a comeback and Charly wins with an inverted figure four on Kenzo.

AAA’s TV tapings start back up tonight with a TV in Veracruz. Note that the main event will obviously have to change with no Parka – maybe Intocable or Octagon in his spot?

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04/14 TV Notes

Guerreros del Ring has
04/06 Mexico: Hirooki Goto, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura b Felino, Máximo, Valiente
04/08 Coliseo: el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Terrible b Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Shocker
feature: outside the ring with Heavy Metal (his new shop)

AAA did have the Rey de Reyes show. Just to blow my mind, they start with the tag team titles, and all of the sudden say there were GROUPS. Was this explained on TV and I missed it? We’re about ready for another AAA binge and purge session.

Grupo 1: Psicosis & Juventued Guerrera, Pirata Morgan & Charly Manson, Alan & Decnnis, Ozz & Cuervo
Grupo 2: Mascara Divina & Oriental, Hator & Chris Stone, Scoria & Espiritu, Crazy Boy & Joe Lider
Grupo 3: Histeria & Antifaz, Angel & Laredo Kid, Intocable & Elegdio, Alan Stone & Zumdbio
Grupo 4: May Flowers & Pimpienla, Alliens & El Apache, Rey Cometa & Super Fly, El Brazo & Alebrije.

This is actually far more needlessly complex than just saying “the team with the top 4 points won”, and the teams are displayed while the announcers are hyping up the crowd and not really talking about them. I thought they were just listening them in order of finish (per group), but no, not on the bottom. Also, Pegasso wants his spot back. When they do video entrances for each team (!), he does indeed get it.

By Group
Group 1
12 4 Cuervo & Ozz
6 5 Alan & Decnis
3 3 Charly Manson & Pirata Morgan
3 3 Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis II

Group 2
12 4 Crazy Boy & Joe Lider
6 5 Espiritu & Scoria
3 3 Chris Stone & Hator
3 3 Mascara Divina & Oriental

Group 3
10 5 Alan Stone & Zumbido
3 2 Antifaz & Histeria
3 3 El Angel, Laredo Kid
0 1 El Elegido & Intocable

Group 4
10 5 Super Fly & Rey Cometa/Pegasso
3 3 Alebrije & El Brazo
3 3 Alliens, Gran Apache
3 4 May Flowers, Pimpinela Escarlata

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