04/10 AAA TV Results (Toluca)

Previous: 03/09 (Texcoco), 03/16 (Monterrey, Rey de Reyes), 04/05 (Torreon)

AAA TV (THU) 04/10 Gimnasio Agustin Milian [MT]
1) Argenis, el Ángel, Gato Eveready b Operativo, Picudo, Toxico AAA
2) Nygma, Polvo de Esterllas, Yuriko b Casandro, Pasion Cristal, Pimpinela Escarlata
3) Extreme Tiger & Halloween b Joe Lider & Juventud Guerrera
4) Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis II b Abismo Negro, Charly Manson, Chessman
5) Escoria, Mesias, Ozz DQ Electro Shock, Kenzo Suzuki, Zorro

Projected air date (#832)
Mexico: 04/20
US: 05/10

Mesias was denied his revenge on the Legion by Cibernetico running in. Ciber attacked Mesias before attacking Zorro, so the DQ goes that way. Three was feuding continues.

The story of the night was the semimain, where Abismo Negro refused to work with Charly Manson or Super Porky (replaced Chessman.) Vipers pinned Porky 3 on 1 thanks to Abismo.

Immediately after the match, a camera backstage found Abismo Negro tied up in the locker room. Absimo freed himself, ran to the ring, and got into a fight with the Abismo who had wrestled (who is actually the debuting Black Abyss – a clone, as suspected.) Black Abyss fouled Abismo Negro to get the better of him this time. Abismo Negro accused Mr. Niebla of this evil plan, but Mr. Niebla claimed to know nothing. Insert joke here.

Tijuana/MPs battle involved ladders and chairs. Crazy Boy returned to help out his partners, who lost anyway.

Upcoming Tapings
– 04/16 Celaya
– 04/27 Zapopan
– 04/30 Aguscalientes

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04/11: Mexico, interviews, Monterrey, Puebla

CMLL (FRI) 04/11 Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Metálico vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Flash, Stuka Jr., Súper Nova vs Diamante Negro, Euforia, Nosferatu
3) Hijo de Fantasma, La Máscara, Valiente vs Ephesto, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Blue Panther, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Villano V
5) Héctor Garza, Marco Corelone, Místico vs Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mephisto

There a couple previews of Hijo de Fantasma. He recently earned his BA in International Relations, which sounds like a decent degree for a big career. In Ovaciones, he says his goal is to work on the 75th anniversary show, which is strangely reasonable for luchador goals.

Main event hype is about the tecnicos demanding a rematch after last week’s shenanigans. MedioTiempo reprints the notimex article twice on same page, but there’s still not much content. Mistico & Hector are still tag champs, Averno & Mephisto are due a rematch.

Other ESTO articles
AAA plans to work at least one show a month in DF, starting with TripleMania.
– Santo is working with UNICEF.

For no discernible reason, an AP story about Maximo got picked up everywhere. It works if you pretend you never heard of exoticos before, and Maximo is a new star.

Box Y Lucha posted a bunch of interviews
Pimpinela is interviews about his career. He started out as non-exotico wrestlers, but found fan were shouting at him that he was gay, so the promoter told him to go with it.

La Parka Jr. protests Rey Misterio Jr. being nominated for Televisa Wrestler of the Year award, since he’s not actually Mexican after all. Parka suggests Mistico, Cibernetico or Dr. Wagner as better candidates and says Rey’s going to win easily. This is a little strange to me, because it’s recently (since the return of Konnan) felt like AAA considers Rey Jr. as one of their own who just happens to be wrestling elsewhere, but apparently that view isn’t universally held. Abismo Negro’s name never comes up in this discussion.

Parka says his left shoulder will require one more year of rehab, but he’s back in Celaya and warns he won’t be doing much.

– and there’s a Picudo one with no text, so you’ll have to watch the video to find out whatever exciting news Picudo has to say.

AAA (SUN) 04/13 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Baby Fox vs Dr. Cianuro
2) Aguila Extrema & Virtual X vs Diabolik & Euforia (Monterrey)
3) Gato Everady & Super Fly vs La Momia & Ramses
4) Ayako Hamada & Billy Boy vs Fabi Apache & Gran Apache [ri]
5) Brazo de Plata, El Alebrije, Sangre Chicana vs Antifaz del Norte, Escoria, Zumbido

CMLL (MON) 04/14 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Legionario, SWAT vs Aguila Guerrera, Karisma, Mr. Rafaga
2) Lestat, the Tiger, Trueno vs Cerebro Negro, Policeman, Ramstein
3) Felino, Máscara Púrpura, Mictlán vs Diamante Negro, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura
4) Alex Koslov, Grey Shadow, Último Dragón vs Atlantis, Olímpico, Último Guerrero
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Héctor Garza vs Averno & Mephisto

I hope Puebla doesn’t have to pay CMLL to bring in Trueno. That would be unfair.

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04/08 Mexico & Guadalajara Results

CMLL (TUE) 04/08 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Trueno b Puma King & Semental
2) Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito b Fire, Pequeño Black Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Mentallo, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura b Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Tony Rivera
4) Axel, Máximo, Sagrado b Olímpico, Sangre Azteca, Virus
5) Alex Koslov, Negro Casas, Shocker DQ Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Terrible

Perro were DQed in the main event for excessive violence. Axel is still winning his matches with the camel clutch.

CMLL (TUE) 04/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Milenio b Relampago
2) Idolo b Guero Loco
3) Asesino Negro b Nube Roja
4) Thunder Boy b Vaquero
5) El Gallo b Mr. Trueno
6) Casanova & Leon Blanco DQ Infierno & Super Maquina
7) Grey Shadow, Místico, Último Dragón DQ Atlantis, Toscano, Último Guerrero

Facing certain defeat, UG yanked Mistico’s mask this time. Semimain ended with one tecnico getting fouled and the other getting his mask pulled. Vaquero lost in unremarkable fashion.

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04/10: Neza, IWRG, Puebla

CMLL (SAT) 03/29 Gimnasio de la USMA, Panama City, Panama [TodoSports: title match, everything else]
1) Thunder Boy b Tornado
2) Guason o Wasson & Mala Sangre DQ Antorcha Jr. & Kumanchu
3) Destroyer, El Tahur, Pesadilla b Cazaor, Emperador, Kalalu
4) Amapola b Princesa Blanca [CMLL WOMEN]
5) Arkangel de la Muerte, Ken-Swi, Shigeo Okumura b Celestial (Panama), Negro Casas, Sandokan

Okumura gave Celestial a martinete and rematches were vowed. I think I know where Okumura is losing his hair in ’08. This is the son of the original Sandokan.

I found these articles from the luchandolibre blog (based in Panama?), which seems good. The entry about this match wonders what happened to Amapola’s IWRG title, so they’re aces with me already.

CMLL (THU) 04/03 Arena Neza [the gladiatores]
1) Enter & Exodo b Crismar & Gotico
2) Pólvora & Vaquero b Kid Tiger & Sensei
3) Calígula & Méssala DQ Artillero & Súper Comando
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Stuka Jr. b Arkangel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Skandalo
5) Atlantis, Olímpico, Último Guerrero b Dr. Wagner Jr., Shocker, Volador Jr.

DQ in the third match was because Polvora & Vaquero ran in and attacked the armed forces. That’s money.

CMLL (SUN) 04/06 Arena Neza [the gladiatores]
1) Spartano I & Spartano II b Golden Star & Mr. Cesar
2) Súper Camaleón & Súper Tri b Angel Perverso & Ministro
3) Chac Mool & Rayo Tapatío I b Calígula & Méssala
4) Bam Bam & Mascarita Dorada b Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Halloween
5) Rayo Tapatío II b Ciclon Furia [mask]

Ciclon Furia is Enrique Gonzalez Melgar, 34, 10 years a wrestler, and originally from Guatamala! Always interesting when a non-Mexican turns up.

IWRG AZTECA (SUN) 04/06 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) Avisman & Star Boy b Nemesis IWRG & Rockero del Diablo
2) Black Terry, Trauma I, Trauma II b Chico Che, Fantasma de la Ópera, Freelance
3) Aeroman, Freelance, Multifacético, Zatura b Masada, Septiembre Negro II, Veneno, Ventarron Negro
4) Negro Navarro b Solar I
5) el Hijo Del Anibal, El Hijo del Solitario, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Hijo del Cien Caras, La Park, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

Hijo de Cien Caras might hurt a shoulder in the blood, brawling main event.

The Gladiatores #79 is up, not just with recaps, but a ton of interviews, ranging from Messala & Caligula to Joaquin Roldan.

CMLL (MON) 04/07 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Policeman b Blue Center, Toro Bill Jr., Toro Bill Sr.
2) Loco Max, Nitro, Skandalo vs Máximo, Metálico, Stuka Jr.
3) Pequeño Damian 666 b Mascarita Dorada [CMLL MINI]
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza, Último Dragón b Averno, Ephesto, Terrible
5) Místico b Último Guerrero

Mistico won clean. The minis match was best of the night and got money thrown in.

AAA CANTU (MON) 04/07 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo [RFC]
4) Charly Manson & Cibernetico b Kenzo Suzuki & Mesias

Zorro and Chessman missed the match, announced as out 15 days due to injuries. Of course, Zorro wrestled in Torreon and both are supped to wrestle tonight in Toluca.

Crazy Boy returned on the DTU show, the last man appearing of a locker room emptying brawl, He dived off the same ledge he got hurt on at the last DTU show, though this time he didn’t try to do a moonsault and had the whole locker room catching him.

Ovaciones talks to Hijo de Cien Caras and Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. about their success in IWRG and random never happening mask challenges to Rayo de Jalisco Jr.

(El Norte via EL_Jawa @ Satanico’s Mansion & Reforma via Jazzo) Marco Corelone says he’s heard WWE is intersted in hiring him back, via his good friend Rey Misterio Jr., but wants to stay in Mexico for the time being. He’s looking for a big match versus El Terrible.

Also, Valiente wants a one on one match with Ultimo Guerrero. That could work.

El Occidental writes about a strange lucha libre sculpture in Gudalajara.

Blue Demon and Rebecca de Alba are sponsoring 5 and 10 mile runs to benefit children with cancer. The event is on 05/25, and there’ll be a lucha libe show after the runs.

Tampico area wrestler King Boy was arrested for “obscene touching of an eight year old.”

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04/11-13 Lucha Times

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AAA-US: Last stop before Rey de Reyes. Two last people get in, and Abismo spends a last day as a rudo for now.

CAN52: A quintessential segunda and Dos/Mistico/Shocker vs the Guerreros.

FSE-US: Rebeldes vs those low on the segunda totem pole: Metalico, Starman, Super Nove and random tecnicos vs random rudos in the main event.

Note that next week, the new FSE episode airs on Friday. Actually, it airs at 5PM Eastern, and I just happen to have scheduled some work for my cable system between 2 and 6. Luckily for me, it reairs on Sunday.

Mexico

CMLL: Gala list 1:45, so top 3.

AAA-MEX: quick turn around on the Torreon taping. The end of Fabi Apache for now, and Cibernetico vs Zorro in the main event.

FSE-MEX: Women’s match and Perros vs Tecnicos

Cadena3: Mentallo and other things that happned on Tuesday, where I still haven’t seen results.

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04/30 AAA TV Lineup (Aguscalientes)

Previous: 04/10 (Toluca), 04/16 (Ceyala), 04/27 (Zapopan)

AAA TV (WED) 04/30 Auditorio Morelos de Aguscalientes
1) Billy Boy, el Ángel, Gato Everady vs Ángel Mortal, Gran Apache, Mr. Cóndor
2) Extreme Tiger, Halloween, TJ Xtreme vs Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo
3) Crazy Boy & Juventud Guerrera vs Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
4) Abismo Negro vs Black Abyss
5) Escoria, Mesias, Ozz vs Electro Shock, Head Hunter I, Konnan
6) Cibernetico vs Zorro [1, AAA HEAVY]

Projected air date (#835)
Mexico: 05/11
US: 05/31

I’m listing this as #1 contenders match, but the wording makes it sound like it’s only for one guy. If Zorro wins, he gets a title shot. If Cibernetico wins, he gets a pat on the back and a firm handshake of congratulations, I guess. TripleMania is looking like Zorro/Mesias in a rudo/rudo battle with the Hell Brothers finally facing the Clowns, but that doesn’t sound TripleMania level.

Black Abyss will be around for all of three weeks before getting into the on one on one match. That appears to be on a fast track to a mask match.

Juvi/Crazy vs Teddy/Jack is probably the best possible match with the Mexican Powers involved. I hope Crazy Boy is 100% when he comes back, because he’s surely looking forward to these matches and hopefully can make the most of them.

Apache family drama seems to be on pause this month. I’m not sure if that’s why they ran the injury angle, or if the cause/effect is the other way around, but I don’t think we’re getting a hair match for TripleMania.

Upcoming tapings
– no less than 5 more tapings before
– 06/13 DF (TripleMania)

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04/27 AAA TV Lineup (Zapopan)

Previous: 04/05 (Torreon), 04/10 (Toluca), 04/16 Ceyala

AAA TV (SUN) 04/27 Auditorio Benito Juarez, Zapopan
1) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown vs Aerostar, Pegasso, Super Fly
2) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Extreme Tiger & Halloween [AAA TAG]
3) Alan Stone, El Alebrije, Laredo Kid vs Head Hunter I, Jack Evans, Teddy Hart
4) Abismo Negro & Super Porky vs Black Abyss & Mr. Niebla
5) Charly Manson, Chessman, La Parka Jr. vs Electro Shock, Kenzo Suzuki, Konnan
6) Cibernetico vs Zorro vs Mesias

Projected air date (#834)
Mexico: 05/04
US: 05/24

In most promotions, running the triangle match now means they’re not planning on running it later. In this promotion, I have no idea.

Black Abyss is clearly the mystery partner for the 04/16 taping. I’m thinking this is the Vipers taking the Abismo Negro gimmick and giving it to a new person, and it’s a rudo move. I’d think that’d be a tecnico move in AAA.

Jack Evans vs Alebrije = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Actually, if Head Hunter stays out of the way, that could be fun.

I’d lean towards a title change, but it’s not a certainty. Maybe the TV lead up will get a better idea.

Another win for the Clowns.

Upcoming tapings
– 04/30 Aguscalientes
– no less than 5 more tapings before
– 06/13 DF (TripleMania)

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04/06: Gudalajara

CMLL (SUN) 04/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Palacio Negro b Novato
2) Thunder Boy b Valentin Mayo
3) Fraile de la Muerte & Guero Loco b Metatron & Virgo
4) Depredador (Guadalajara), Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno b Flash, Máscara Púrpura, Metalik
5) Metal Blanco b Vaquero [hair]
6) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b La Sombra, Rayman, Sagrado

Down goes Vaquero! Tavomarz66 says Vaquero joined the Bald Brotherhood with Charles Barkley, but not Britney Spears (since she’ll just dishonor the group.) I’m thinking he’s a big PTI fan.

PYCV (SUN) 04/06 Unidad Deportiva Inalambrica [fusiont @ Satanico’s Mansion]
4) Rey Persa L Rebelde Punk, Super Piloto, Buitre Lee, Vaquero de Oro, Cachorro Jr., Lobo Salavje, Chupacabras, Tormenta Negra Jr., Corsario jr. [cage]

Rey Persa is Jose Maria Hernandez Garcia, 18 years a wrestler, from Tuxtla, Gutierrez, Chiapas.

CMLL (MON) 04/21 Cancha German Evers [Dragon_Extremo @ Satanico’s Mansion]
1) Kempo Dragon, Serpiente Marina, Tyogn vs Satgento Negro, Spartan, Terremoto King
2) Apocalipsis (NWG) vs Crazystin [ladder]
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno vs Metal Balnco & Mr. Trueno [PACIFIC COAST TAG]
4) Sangre Azteca vs Sagrado [MEX WELTER]
5) La Sombra & Místico vs Averno & Mephisto

The Truenos are the current champs. So is Sangre, but I figured you knew that one.

Rey Misterio Jr. is nominated for Faovrite Extreme Athlete in the American Latino TV awards (on the LatiNation network.) Voting is online, so I like Rey’s chances in this one, though the competition is more credible than Abismo Negro. What’s great is the press release doesn’t actually mention when the winners will be announced. You’d think that’d be important. (thanks to mikeinformer)

Vangelis told Reforma he’s in CMLL to win his title back. I think the right think for Mistico to do would be to give him the title so he goes away. Mistico has four other ones he doesn’t use and it’d be for the greater good.

Noticias-Oaxaca profiles local female wrestler Olimpia.

There’s a rumor Lady Apache is still out of action because she’s pregnant.

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05/02-04 Lucha Libre Expo Lineups

NotiMex has the whole lineup

El Pancracio (FRI) 05/02 Centro Banamex (Afternoon)
5) Coco Rojo, Coco Verde, Cocolores, Shu Guerrero vs Rambo, Rocky Santana, Super Muneco, Super Pinocho

IWRG (FRI) 05/02 Centro Banamex (Evening)
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Rayo de Jalisco Jr., XPO vs Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

AULL (SAT) 05/03 Centro Banamex (Afternoon)
5) LA Park & Super Parka vs Silver King & Villano III

CMLL (SAT) 05/03 Centro Banamex (Evening)
1) Pequeño Olímpico & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Warrior & Pierrothito
2) Dark Angel & Luna Mágica vs Hiroka & Princesa Sujei
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Sagrado vs Ohara, Shigeo Okumura, Skandalo
4) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
5) Marco Corelone, Místico, Shocker vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible

DTU (SUN) 05/04 Centro Banamex (Afternoon)
1) Dark Zinder & Hoit vs Dance Boy & Money Pack and Black Fire & Ragde
2) Angel O Demonio vs Amo de la Noche, Talaxys
3) Aero Boy, Kaientai, Nightmare vs Lord Byron, Pesaddila, Violento Jack
4) Crazy Boy & El Generico vs Joe Lider & Shiima Xion

AAA (SUN) 05/04 Centro Banamex (Evening)
4) Intocable, Laredo Kid, Super Porky vs Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Scorpio Jr.
5) Abismo Negro, Charly Manson, Chessman vs Electro Shock, Mr. Niebla, Zorro

There’s a poster listing all 200 people scheduled to appear, including those without announced matches, on the lucha libre expo’s website (scroll down a little.)

According to MedioTiempo AAA announced some non-match events for the Expo at the press conference to officially joint the show. Super Calo, Gran Apache and El Mexicano (?) will have a wrestling clinic for kids, Super Porky, Abismo Negro, Elegido, Psicosis and Cuervo will particpate in a “Rudos y Tecnicos” panel discussion.

I don’t anything about going to Mexico, but I would think that May 2nd week is the time to go. You can hit the Expo and Toryumon’s usually running a show about that time (which means guys in for the International Gran Prix.)

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Super Comando & Artillero vs Moltov & Tiger Kid

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While I’ve got you here, can I request that those who leave comments without a name please pick a name? If you post a comment without a name and with a link, there’s 90% chance the comment spam filter is going to junk it and no one’s going to see it for days. (It’s not a lot better odds if you don’t have a link.) Plus, I just assume all unnamed comments are Chui’s and that doesn’t seem to be accurate lately.

I’m not going to force anyone to change their ways, but if you want your comment noticed, it needs to have something in the name box. Thanks!

completely off topic: next time I run thru the roster, I need to change “Openers” to “Novatos” and then maybe split the midcard into segunda (anyone who ever faces or teams with Ohara or Okumura) and tercera divsions.

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