10/26 AAA TV Lineup (Veracruz city)

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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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10/15: Angel v Angel, Monterrey, Acaplco, Magazines

I held off posting because I know Arena Coliseo results will turn up the moment I do, but I can wait no longer.

(SuperLuchas) The press conference for Santo/LA Park will be on 10/18 (Thursday). It really shouldn’t be called Santo/LA Park at this point, because Blue Demon Jr. is strongly rumored to be included and this post suggests Mascara Sagrada might be as well. Luchas 2000 suggests Rayo de Jalisco, Sagrada, Pentagon Black, Super Muneco and Dr. Wagner Jr. being involved. I’d be shocked if LA Park dropped his mask at this point.

Dark Angel was wrestling in SHIMMER this past Saturday. She lost a three falls match for their title belt to Sara del Ray (American Angel.)

Breaking news: Octagon wants to take Fuerza Guerrera’s mask. AND it’s happening really soon now, totally.

indy (SUN) 10/14 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Viento Negro I & Vientro Negro II DRAW Hampon I & Hampon II
2) Mr. Secuestro & Viernes 13 b Corazo Adicto & Gayver
3) Cazador, Ejecutor, Tormenta Negra b Angel del Amor, Bam Bam (Monterrey), Casanova
4) Enfermero Jr. & Medico Asesino Jr. b Huracan Ramirez & Huracan Ramirez Jr.
5) Mano Negra & Negro Navarro b Solar & Super Astro

CMLL (SAT) 10/13 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [Columbiux @ Satanico’s Mansion]
3) Mascara Purpura, Maximo, Valiente b Dr. X, Nitro, Virus
4) Dos Caras Jr. & Sombra DQ Hijo de Lizmark & Toscano
5) Dr. Wagner & Perro Aguayo Jr. b Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero

Rudos yanked Dos’ mask. in the semimain.

AAA’s site list a couple of shows in Chipas for the end of November with both Guapito (w/Scorpio Jr.) and the return of Mandrox (w/Alliens). It may be a busy night for a small man. What’s really weird is they don’t have Alebrije and Cuije booked on the show, at least as it’s currently listed.

Magazines
Luchas 2000 #390 has Espectro Jr. unmasked; he’d hid his face after the match under a towel, so the magazine that was promoting the match would be the one that would get unmasked photo.
Super Luchas #234 teases Dr. Wagner to TNA. (No.) There’s a good interview with Pierroth in there too.

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2007 lucha WON HOF results

KCook on DVDVR posted some of the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame Balloting results. The Rock was the only person who got votes in this year, receiving 86% of the votes (and 100% of the active wrestler vote.) Three more, from the early days of wrestling, were also selected.

Lucha Names and other people who are making AAA cameos (60% gets you in)
59% Paco Alonso (+2)
58% Konnan (+4)
54% Villano III (+5)
41% Rey Misterio Jr. (first time on the ballot)
41% Dr. Wagner Sr. (-15)
34% Blue Panther (+10)

(don’t have last year’s numbers for)
12% Sabu
11% Gran Hamada
11% Vampiro

Over 10% keeps you on the ballot. Paco Alonso is creeping closer to election each year. This year’s poor CMLL performance should cause him to drop back a bit next year, but if they were judging things like I do, he wouldn’t have gone up this year either. He’s so close, he’ll get in.

Barring some major disaster, Konnan’s getting in. If AAA does run in the US, that’ll clinch it easily, but AAA becoming a hip promotion for insider fans again and staying that way till next year is all Konnan really needs.

I chalk up Rey Jr.’s numbers to people making the weird “first ballot” distinction and figure he’ll springboard in or close next year. I’m amazed Villano III went up, and he may actually have a chance since the Villanos seem to be around in CMLL for one more high profile match, which could be enough to push him over. Blue Panther is moving in the right direction, but not so close.

Wagner Sr. going down is odd, because it’s not like he his career is any different in 2007 than it was in 2006. It’s probably not a coincidence he went down by about the same much V3 and Panther went up. One of those three getting in might free up some votes (and establish easier standards) for the other two. This concept and the first ballot concept are things I dislike about hall of fames, but I know it happens.

You can find last year’s lucha results here, and the post I made talking about the candidates (many of the same ones) here. I don’t think I wrote anything up about this year’s list, but I do remember conversations about it with Joe Gagne on the show where we both agreed Rey Jr. should totally be in this year, and he was a little more uncertain (and correct!) about him not actually getting the votes this year.

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10/14: lineups, highlights

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

Wagner was originally announced in Sombra’s spot.

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

Opener is a dummy match, so we’re getting a match based on something that went down tonight. (That also means Tony Rivera is now working openers; sucks for him.) Ovaciones teased Mistico vs Averno (title unification) in it’s preview, so perhaps that’s the match. Nah.

Among other things of note in Arturo Rivera’s Sunday column is Laredo Kid’s injury magically becoming less severe as the week goes by. It’s listed as six week injury here, with Rivera basically explaining “his family is poor, so he’s going to rush back.” Couldn’t they just pay him for four months what they normally would’ve paid him, since he got hurt on their clock? Crazy talk, I know. Arturo buries Latin Lover, so he’s done here for sure (for this week.)

Accion’s CMLL clips were from the main even of Arena Mexico, naturally. Shocker and Ultimo Guerrero are doing the Shocker/UG spot again, that’s amusing. Mistico & Negro go for the usual win, Guerreros cheat them out of it, and that sets up the rematch next week. Seems like we can pencil in a title match for 10/26 too. AAA’s highlights were the Villahermosa main event. Somehow, Chessman and X-Pac battled on the top of a trailer truck. Zorro superkicked Chessman off for his token big bump (Chessman missed on of the two tables) and they beat Charly for the win.

I’m sure I saw my TiVo recording DeporTV, but it wasn’t there when I went to watch it later. I must’ve screwed something up. Anyway, you can see last week’s clips, including unaired Rey de Air highlights on their website.

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CMLL FSE #58

CMLL FSE #58, aired on 10/07 in the US, taped 09/09

So Emilio wins last week in two straight falls, screwing Purpura in the last fall, and then he wins this week 2-0, screwing Purpura in the last fall, and that’s the difference getting to watch the show makes. There’s no way Purpura isn’t winning the hair match next week, because no one would bother to bury a guy that much, they’d just drop him.

The story seems to be Purpura’s not in Emilio’s league, as shown in the finish and spoke about in Emilio’s promos. I guess the idea is if Purpura beats him, he rises to Emilio’s level – but I tend to believe it’ll be more like Emilio dropping to Purpura’s level. I guess we’ll see.

Opener wasn’t really really bad (it was just bad), and that’s kinda disappointing.

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CMLL CAN52 #98

CMLL CAN52 GdR #98, aired in the US on 10/06, taped on 09/28

This trios tournament was better than your typical CMLL tournament, in that we had no three minute matches (besides the battle royal.) It wasn’t anything special, and it’s an odd footnote for Wagner to go out on, but it was fine enough. Odd that the Guerreros had to cheat to beat the Villanos, but the tecnicos put down the (non-Aguayo) Perros clean, and not even with big moves.

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AAA #645

AAA #645, aired in the US on 10/06, taped on 09/09.

So weird to have a show with no Cibernetico and no Mesias. I’m not complaining in the least.

It’s kinda of amazing AAA didn’t put over the Sect stronger going into the dome cage match, to at least pretend Ozz and company might win. At this point, the Mexican Powers have nothing of note (and certaintly nothing that’s supposed to draw the show) for Verano de Escandlo and the Sect still can’t get a clean win on them. The Sect wins the cage match, but it’s a minor detail in the Chessman/Zorro stuff. Maybe they’re just trying to focus on the numbers, but I don’t think they’ve hit it hard enough that Cuervo, Ozz, Escoria and Espiritu would have a 4-3 edge in the cage; it wasn’t obvious until the results of the show came in.

As long as we’re booking Santo’s fictional promotion and pretending they’ve got lots of money they want to spend on wrestling, I gotta figure Latin Lover vs Abismo Negro in an apuesta match has a better chance of finally happening there than in AAA, since it seems to be moving no closer. (Maybe that’s why it seemed downplayed here.)

This reminds me, I should put up a 09/09 results entry just to have it listed.

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CMLL FSE #57

CMLL FSE #57, aired in the US on 09/30, taped on 09/02.

And now, the list of Micltan vs Infernales matches on the satellite shows

CAN52 #77: “An angle.”
FSE #40: “Eh. Not as good as their first match, for sure.”
CAN52 #79: “Eh. There’s been better recently. ”
FSE #46: “Decent.”
FSE #50: “About normal”
CAN52 #95: “Fun Infernales squash”
FSE #55: “Short, eh.”
FSE #57: “One of the better matches from this ‘feud'”

Eight matches, about one every other week. I hear CMLL has a really large roster, but sometimes it’s tough to tell. This was good.

I’ll save Purpura/Emilio for the next recap, but please note this was a two fall win for Mr. Charles.

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