01/15 AAA TV Results (Ecatepec)

AAA TV (SAT) 01/15 Centro Civico de Ecatepec, EdM [AAA]
1) Mascarita Divina & OctagoncitoMini Histeria & Mini Psicosis
2) Fabi Apache & Pimpinela EscarlataSexy Star & Yuriko
3) Cuervo, Espíritu, OzzBilly Boy, Decnnis, Tigre Cota
4) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Súper FlyAerostar, El Elegido, Octagón
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown Bestia 666, Damián 666, Halloween
6) Charly Manson, Cibernético, EscoriaExtreme Tiger, Jack Evans, La Parka

Projected Air Date (#973, #974)
Mexico: 01/23, 01/30
US: 02/05, 02/12

There were also two different in ring interview bits, so there’s plenty of material for two weeks here. My guess is week 1 is 1/2/Bizarros interview/5, and week 2 is Konnan interview/3/4/6.

Konnan came to the ring before the opening match, crowing about all the Sociedad achievements at Verano de Escandalo. (Good idea, since it’ll be a month since anyone saw it.) Zorro won the title, Los Perros ended the Streak, and LA Park defeated Mesias. This last one causes Mesias to come out, and Konnan to clear the ring. Konnan promised Mesias would have to deal with LA Park and a surprise from AAA’s past. LA Park isn’t actually booked for the next taping, so maybe this is a long term Konnan plan.

Match order was flipped to have the minis start off the show. Octagoncito won via submission.

Pimpinela and Fabi are the mixed tag champions, which is thing I’ve forgetton since it’s been so long. They won the non-title match here, will do the trios version of this on the next taping.

Bizarros were over as tecnicos with the crowd. They’re supposed to be rudos. Cibernetico told a tale of about his three year old god son – La Parka’s son. The child is a brat, Cibernetico explained, so he had to make take corrective action. Cibernetico showed off an x-ray, so the idea is Cibernetico hit La Parka’s child so hard that he needed to go to the hospital. Okay. La Parka waited until Cibernetico finished his story to run out and try to kill the man, but the Bizarros beat Parka up. Tiger and Jack ran them off and Parka vowed revenge and all that.

Ozz beat Tiger Cota via Darketa. Super Fly and the Stones attacked the match, bleeding into the start of the next match. Alan yanked off Elegido’s mask and cradled him to win that one.

Bestia 666 made his AAA match debut, replacing X-Fly. I like to pretend X-Fly refused to do the job here because he’s a triple champion, but I’d guess the reason was a lot less dramatic. Bestia took the pin, but Perro Jr. turned up to help yank off their masks post match. Challenges after, and it feels like they’re setting up a triple masks vs hair match for down the road.

Charly returns to AAA with a submission win via El Pozo over La Parka, which I’m not sure he would’ve gotten had he not left on his 2010 odyssey. La Parka not only lost, but the Bizarros forced the x-ray print from earlier on him, then went off to celebrate.

Next taping is 12 days away in Toluca.

Mephisto keeps his title via punch, Porky vs Mistico?, school of hard juice

CMLL (FRI) 01/14 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Fuego en el RingMTCesarSuperLuchas]
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío IIEscorpion & Hijo del Signo
2) Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior, PierrothitoBam Bam, Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada
3) Dark AngelPrincesa Sujei [lightning]
4) Averno, Terrible, TexanoMetro, Rush, Toscano
5) MephistoHijo del Fantasma [NWA WELTER]
6) Felino, Negro Casas, Rey BucaneroMáximo, Místico, Super Porky

Semimain bled into the main event. Usual quick split falls (Mephisto, Fantasma) to set up a long third fall in the title match. Averno stuck around after his match to second Mephisto, and Mistico came out early to second Fantasma. That probably should’ve been a warning sign since they usually grab random guys from the undercard, not people who still have matches. Late in the third, Averno tripped Fantasma coming off the ropes. Mistico jumped on the apron to protest and the commissioner ordered Averno to the back. They were still calming down Mistico while Averno was leaving, and the referee (Tigre Hispano)  did not see Averno pass brass knuckles to Mephisto. Mephisto socked Fantasma with the knucks and covered him to retain the title. Fantasma was out and had to be helped to the back. One of the radiocmll announcers called it an Antonio Margarito punch, which was a fine line.

Angry Mistico attacked Averno and Mephisto, and the rudos laid him out and stole his mask. Besides setting up an interesting possible relevos suicidas for Dos Leyendas, that meant Mistico was getting medical attention in the back while the main event started. Pesta Negro took full advantage, rushing out to attack Maximo & Porky as the walked to the ring and winning a quick first fall. Mistico returned in time for the second, but took himself out with a dive onto Felino. Negro & Rey knocked down Maximo, front suplexed Porky on top of his son, held on for one pin, then rolled them over for another pin. It was nifty move and it got them the sweep. Super Porky was angry with Mistico after the match.

Toscano, the captain, took a double powerbomb for the loss in the fourth match. That was Rush’s first loss since Copa Junior.

Dark Angel won in 5:53

End of the minis match went bad for those involved. You can see it on the radiocmll.com clips (which should be up for all the matches), but the worst was Dorada not totally connecting on a diving headscissors to the floor. Dorada’s head slammed on the floor, knocking him out. Mascarita regained conciousness backstage but was held for observation. Bam Bam’s dive was off enough to kick Mini Warrior in the face on the way down. There was a tease of some Bam Bam/Mascarita Dorada tension in the first fall.

Tirantes worked as a referee on this show – in the minis show at least, and maybe more – but didn’t seem to influence the finishes. Attendance was very good.

Ras de Lona had a ton of interviews to catch up on recent news. Not a lot of news, though they did give us a interview with the next IWGP Tag Team champions Okumura & Atlantis. (Or not.) Those two, Mistico, Maximo and Mascara Dorada were all interviewed specifically about the shows in Japan. Announcers and Maximo did not seem to know who Dino is, so that’ll be fun.

Today’s the first AAA taping in 41 days. Hooray for something actually happening here.

One Entertainment is now licensing the CMLL brand and talking about DVDs and other products. We’ll see.

Juvi had a press conference for his new school. He’s limiting class size to 10 people, and bringing in Fuerza, Skayde, Negro Navarro, Solar and Durango Kid as trainers. The Gladiatores has video of the press conference.

Marco Corleone and Dorian Roldan had an animated conversation on Twitter last night. You can read all the tweets here, but I’ll try to sum it up for you:

Marco (earlier, here in the comments!): WWE is killing CMLL & AAA because the people who run them aren’t doing a good enough job
Dorian: sick of all these ungrateful foreigners who worked for AAA (cc: Marco)
Marco: Really? I was over and you didn’t do anything with me, just like CMLL said would happen
Dorian: JUDAS!
Marco: Can’t we have an adult conversation?
Dorian: [starts passively-aggressively ReTweeting sayings]

Maybe they had a better conversation in some other form, though it doesn’t look so from Marco’s followup. Dorian’s go to move is the ReTweet, between this and the Dancing Hijo del Santo thing. No one’s a more passionate defender of AAA than Dorian Roldan,k which makes it confusing that he’d ever bother to read this site.

Links

Lineup

CMLL doesn’t have next Friday’s lineup up yet. Ras de Lona had the top two matches, but I deleted it without writing the matches down. They were both generic trios matches. No follow up to Averno & Mistico (or Mistico & Porky) because they’ll be in Japan all next week, and no follow up to Mephisto & Fantasma (because Fantasma will be out with the head injury?)

PdM (TUE) 02/01 Arena Aficion
1) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Balam, Bestia 666, X-Fly
2) Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, La Parka Jr. vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween

This actually might be an IWL show, but the Perros announced it on their website. (The other Perros del Mal show has an IWL tag title defense.) I mention it more here because I finally realized that Balam is the previous unnamed big guy who was wearing a ski mask for months, and I wanted to see if I was the last to figure that out.

01/27 AAA TV Lineup (Toluca)

AAA TV (THU) 01/27 Gimnasio Agustin Milian
1) ?, Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready vs ??, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana
2) Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Billy Boy, Sexy Star, Yuriko
3) Aerostar & Octagón vs Chris Stone & Súper Fly
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Amadeus, Charly Manson, Escoria
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Mesías vs Chessman & Zorro

2011 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#975)
Mexico: 02/06
US: 02/19

WagnerMania found this.

The stirring return of Atomic Boy! Other people too but also Atomic Boy! The odd thing here is the Perros del Mal listed this date as one of their shows. Unless someone here joined up (ATOMIC BOY), there’s no Perros del Mal in matches. Maybe the Psycho Clowns should expect to see a run-in.

Wagner gets his rematch with Zorro, while Chessman and Mesias also get to appear.

The plans for the Psycho Circus after ending their winning streak looks a lot like the plans before the winning streak. Kind surprised they’re around at all, since AAA seemed only to keep them around out of obligation.

2nd/3rd are feuds just keep ticking.

CMLL Guadalajara on Teleformula #25 (12/12/2010)

Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, 11/16/2010

by posting this gif, more people will see this bit than were there live

website: http://av2.radioformula.com.mx/vidMUL/luchamania/101212_luchamania1_v.wmv

Mascarita Dorada, Meteoro, Shockercito vs In Memoriam, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior: Meteoro and In Memoriam were locals as last minute replacements, and sadly did not prove themselves ready for the opportunity. This was the minis equivalent of all those women’s trios where Marcela & Amapola have a great sequence and then Lluvia and Zeuxis do not, though I think the women are generally better than this. There still were four good guys here having a good match on their own.

Máximo, Rush, Sagrado vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Héctor Garza, Taichi: Usually Maximo match of wackiness. Alright for that, though you’ve probably seen it.

Comando Negro wins (again), many links

Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 01/13 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. @ flickr, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Epidemia & Imposible b Héros & Mascarita de Oro
2) Eragon & Flama Infernal b Carta Brava Jr. & Guerrero 2000
3) Black Terry & Keshin Black b El Hijo del Diablo & Muerte Infernal [Torneo Proyeccion, quarterfinal]
4) Multifacético & Trauma I b Alan Extreme & Chico Che [Torneo Proyeccion, quarterfinal]
5) Dinamic Black & Negro Navarro b Hammer & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Torneo Proyeccion, quarterfinal]
6) Comando Negro & Scorpio Jr. b Eterno & Veneno [Torneo Proyeccion, quarterfinal]
7) Multifacético & Trauma I b Black Terry & Keshin Black [Torneo Proyeccion, semifinal]
8) Comando Negro & Scorpio Jr. b Dinamic Black & Negro Navarro [Torneo Proyeccion, semifinal]
9) Comando Negro & Scorpio Jr. b Multifacético & Trauma I [Torneo Proyeccion, final]

The full name of the tournament was “Torneo Relámpago de Proyección a Nuevas Promesas de la Lucha Libre”, but you can just think of it as IWRG doing the Gran Alternativa bit. Comando Negro continues his winning ways. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. was supposed to be his partner, Scorpio Jr. filled in, and they won anyway. In the final, Comando took out Multifacetico with a dive and Scorpio snuck in a foul on Trauma. They got past the Eterno/Veneno team similarly.

Black Terry challenged the Gringos for a title match after beating Diablo in the quarter final.

Tonight’s CMLL show is highlighted by Mephisto vs Hijo del Fantasma for the NWA Historic Welterweight Championship. Not really sure who’s going to win – leaning towards Fantasma winning the title about a year after he lost the CMLL version – but we’re watching more to see if they’re continuing on towards a mask match or if this will just be the end point for the time being. Main event should be a crowd pleasing comedy match and the lighting match (Dark Angel vs Princesa Sujei) might be a preview of Tuesday’s cibernetico final.

CMLL sent out PR to hype Generacion 2011. All this really has to offer is much better pictures for profiles, but three quick points

  • Luchas 2000 is not official CMLL PR, I guess.
  • Everyone seems to be from Arkangel’s current class.
  • Typical CMLL lack of co-ordination to also debut Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro and NOT include them in this group. They really could’ve brought the average up. (Meteoro Mercurio is also new, not sure about the last part.)

Also, the new trios champions talk. Rush is happy to have won with his two best friends!

The newest Slammin Stan’ is up at Talkshoe. Update your RSS feed.

Links

AAA on Televisa #968 (12/11/2010)

Domo de la Feria Leon, 11/22/2010 – here’s where I tried to do shorter recaps. Never lasts.

download: http://www.multiupload.com/WXTOZSWX4P

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Jennifer Blake, Kayuga, Oyuki vs Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache – Kayuga & Oyuki were a lot of fun while they were here. It seems like they went home during the holidays and who knows if they’ll come back (which would be troubling since they had the Apaches belts and all) but they pretty easily had the best women’s matches while they were here.

Octagoncito vs Mini Chessman, Mascarita Divina, Mini Psicosis, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria for the AAA World Minis Championship – like I say in the recap, this just felt like someone was bored with doing minis trios and tried to do something else, and ended up with something far less good. Then again, maybe if they do this match only for five years straight, they’d get good at it.

Aerostar & El Elegido vs Alan Stone & Chris Stone in a lumberjack rules match – crowd is always into lumberjacks strapping people but it doesn’t work as well on TV. I’m really not sure if Aero took a planned fall and the cameras missed it, or if Aero blew something badly and they clipped it out. It never went anywhere, which doesn’t really answer either question.

Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, Halloween, X-Fly – they figured out they couldn’t do a finish here only after they booked the match. Oh well. This is actually where they should’ve brought in, like Ragde, Pesadilla and Cosmico, and had the Clowns squash the Perros midcarders AND run off these three when they try to run in post match, just to make it seem like the Perros are in for a world of trouble when they get in the cage. (I think I just made the argument they didn’t book the undefeated team strong enough. Something is wrong here.)

El Mesías, Jack Evans, La Parka vs LA Park, Silver King, Último Gladiador – This was a match just to have a match before the Bizarros stuff. It was a match.

2010 Lucha Libre Win/Loss Records

Checking off end of year stuff to do. There’s something else I’m forgetting…

I recorded 2,564 shows this year, up from 2,356 from last year.

Most Matches

2008: Ultimo Guerrero (228)
2009: La Parka Jr. (211)

204	Místico (top CMLL)
188	La Parka Jr. (top AAA)
184	La Máscara
180	La Sombra
175	Último Guerrero
157	Volador Jr.
153	Silver King
153	Atlantis
151	Brazo de Plata
151	Averno

Sombra’s matches do not include his matches in Japan, which push him to second. Mascara Dorada just missed the list at 150.

Top in IWRG: Dr. Cerbero (97). Eterno has more, but it only points out there’s multiple Eternos.
Top in GDL: Metal Blanco (50) or Astaroth (49) if you don’t count the DF matches for Blanco
Top in Puebla: Black Tiger (26)

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Fray Tormenta wins a hair match, Pirata Morgan, women’s cibernetico

If you like Black Terry Jr.’s videos, he’s looking for you to click on Like on them. Thanks.

indy (TUE) 01/11 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Aracnido & Nino Tormenta b Caribe King & Kyozer
2) Sexy Lady b Ludark
3) Maldito Jr. & Samot b Big Boy & Super Brazo
4) Bugambilia L Fray Tormenta and Super Crazy and X-Fly and Bestia 666 and Boy Danger [hair]

Fray Tormenta picked up a hair. He and Bugambilia were both down on a bridging pin in the third fall, but Tormenta evidently got a shoulder up. El Siglo de Hidalgo has a good bio of Tormenta.

As the Perros indicated, AAA’s taping 01/27 in Toluca.

Mi Lucha Libre vists Pirata Morgan’s lucha libre classes. He’s got four students, including the new Monsther. Unsurprisingly, Pirata is a hard teacher and scares many students off, but those that last have to wrestle up to his standards.

Shocker wants a singles match with Ultimo Guerrero when he returns, for knocking him off the stretcher and stomping him after Shocker was already hurt. Shocker is thankful the injury is to leg, and not to his face. (Article calls UG Ultimo Dragon in the first reference; oops.) He’s still out for 3 to 4 months.

In matches I keep forgetting to write about here: Mr. Aguila rematches Rey Bucanero at PWG’s Kurt Russellreunion 2. The show is January 29th, in LA.

Links

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 01/18 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Freesbe vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Dark Angel vs Estrellita, Marcela, Tiffany, Luna Mágica, Princesa Blanca, Lluvia, Zeuxis, La Comandante, Dalys la Caribeña, Princesa Sujei, Mima Shimoda, Goya Kong, La Seductora [#1 Contenders, CMLL WOMEN]
3) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Sagrado vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis
4) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Místico vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Amapola is in need of a challenger, so the winner of the cibernetico will get a shot next week. Cesar ranks the chances of everyone in the match. There are people in this match who would have a good match and Amapola is great, but Dark Angel is about three years overdue in winning the title and they might as well win it now. CMLL is loving same side matchups lately, so maybe it’ll be Sujei or Blanca in a champion vs champion match instead.

Super X (MON) 01/31 Deportivo Las Aguilas
1) Astro Boy, Sucesor, Voltron vs Dr. Karonte, Luzbell, Tanque Infernal
2) Mosco de la Merced, Mr. Cóndor, Pentagon vs Chico Che, Oriental, Torero
3) Fuerza Guerrera, Juventud Guerrera, Veneno vs El Dandy, Máscara Sagrada, Solar I

Fuerza & Juvi’s promotion is back, to promote a new lucha libre school Juvi’s opening.

01/15-16 Lucha Times

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AAA: part 2 of best of

LATV: rerurns

52MX: a very rare Rayo Tapatios match (first non-tournament match on a GdR show, first time as a team on a show since 2008) + the finals of the trios tournament. The Saturday afternoon airing of this show seems to have gone missing; it’s still on Sunday morning.

Teleformula: if they’re back to airing the usual stuff, this week is the Mistico vs Mephisto singles.

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CMLL-MEX: back to new stuff, including Mephisto vs Fantasma and Mistico/Maximo/Porky vs Pesta Negra in certain hilarity.

AAA: Part 4 and final of YiR.

CMLL-FOX: Guerrerso vs Panther, Sombra, Mistico

C3: La Mascara vs Psicosis + Hombre Bala’s debut.

CMLL-GDL: bonus match is Truenos vs Cats.

Puebla: listed as only an hour, so Mistico/Negro and the semimian.

Multimedios: back to the main event from this past Sunday? Or maybe the Medico/Chica singles match?

IWRG: back on Thursday this past week, so whatever happens tonight.

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CMLL-TFN: onto reruns