03/12 AAA TV Results (Queretaro/Rey de Reyes): the return of LA Park

AAA TV (FRI) 03/12 Plaza de Toros Santa Maria, Queretaro [AAA]
1) Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari ApacheChristina Von Eerie, Rain, Sexy Star
2) ChessmanLa Parka Jr.ZorroOctagón [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
3) HernandezEl ElegidoCrazy BoyKenzo Suzuki [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
4) Marco CorleoneJack EvansOzzDecnnis [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
5) Extreme TigerAlex Koslov [AAA CRUISER]
6) Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario, Pimpinela EscarlataDr. Wagner Jr., Silver King, Último Gladiador
7) CibernéticoKonnan [lumberjack]
8) ChessmanMarco Corleone and Hernandez [Rey de Reyes, final]
9) ElectroshockEl Mesías and Mr. Anderson [AAA HEAVY]
2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Dates (#930, #931)
Mexico: 03/21, 03/28
US: 04/03, 04/10
Where should I start with this? Where do YOU want to start? I think I need a second. You sure can’t complain about nothing happening here. I think inverted pyramid and copious bolding is the rule of the day. Before even that, it might be worth a trip to Dos de Tres’ facebook page, which out did AAA’s own website in live coverage, including video of the biggest events. I’ve tried to link the video in the proper spots.
There were definitely big events, and the biggest was the run-in by L.A. Park, the original La Parka. He showed up after the conclusion of the seventh match, where all the legion’s men (including Hernadnez) and women were fought off by the Psycho Circus, and Cibernetico was able to cleanly defeat Konnan. That seemed to cap off that feud, but the Legion attacked again after the match. Mesias ran out for the save, but a mystery man in a black coat and hood ran in and helped the rudo. As Koslov and Hernandez continued to stomp Mesias and Cibernetico, the man in black revealed himself to be LA Park.
Prior to this match, Dorian Roldan was talking to someone about the start of the Era of Dorian Roldan, and this was now revealed to be LA Park. La Parka Jr. and Joaquin Roldan immediately walked out and had to be held back from fighting LA Park.  Park reminded us he was with Konnan in WCW, and now Konnan brought him back to his rightful place in AAA. La Parka Jr. thanked Dorian for bringing Park here, so he could unmask “this pig”. Parka did his dance in the ring, which angered LA Park, but the Legion held him back.
Hopefully, those involved have learned something from how the Gronda/Gronda feud went, and everyone involved is on the same page about what’s going to happen and how long it’s going to take. Even though it’d be awful fast by lucha libre standards, I would not be surprised to see the mask match happen at TripleMania. It’s a TripleMania main event level match for sure, and there’s no sense in holding it over for a year. Thematically, it might fit better at the Antonio Pena show, but the longer they string it out, the more chances for it to never make it to the finish.
As for that finish…for the last 13.5 years, AAA has treated La Parka Jr. as the one true La Parka. Occasionally, that meant going as far as pretending he was the only Parka that ever existed, and crediting him with the accomplishments of the first. Now that it’s near the end, or close to it for both guys, I would be surprised to see AAA change their minds.
It’s probably not a coincidence Hijo del LA Park is getting his start Sunday. Don’t have the slightest clue how this affects Los Perros del Mal’s plans for LA Park. He could probably work both if both promotions were okay with it, but they never are.
You think reading Park/Parka is confusion, how are those chants going to work?
Buried underneath this is Electroshock winning the AAA World Heavyweight Championship. In a triple threat match, where the first victory carried the day, Electro beat Mr. Anderson with the Electrolock. Mesias was outside the ring, and too slow back inside to break it up, so he lost the title without being directly defeated. Mesias was strechered out after the match. Before the match, Anderson did a promo on the crowd, and may have attacked Arturo Rivers. After the match, Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King, and Ultimo Gladiador showed up and circled Electro as if they were about to attack. Wagner offered a handshake, Electro thought about it, shook, and Wagner raised his arm in congratulation. It appears they’re back on the same page.
Latin Lover was unaccountably missing from all of this. There’s no explanation from AAA. It appears he either did not show or just decided not to go out there for this match. This is probably the end for Latin Lover in AAA for the time being. I don’t want to say it’s for good, because he always comes back, but he’s probably not back any time soon.
Who challenges Electroshock first? It seems to be certainly Mesias, since the Rey de Reyes winner is Chessman, and I don’t think they’re going to do Electro/Chessman. Chessman won his semifinal with a spear on La Parka Jr. and a super fast count from Hijo de Tirantes (who seemed back to being a total rudo on this show; he was kept out of the title match for that reason.) Marco and Hernandez picked up clean wins in their semis, then feuded with each other in the final. Marco eliminated Hernandez, but Hernandez came back to attack Marco, setting him for Chessman’s superkick to win the tournament. I would guess this means they’ve have more of a plan for Hernandez/Marco than for Chessman’s next match, but we’ll see if plans change.
The other title match saw no change, but apparently some extreme bits. Thumbtacks were used in the Tiger/Koslov match, which led to Koslov bleeding during it. Koslov still manages to sneak in a foul, but Tiger recovered for the win and retained his title.
As expected, Pimpinela Escarlata paid for the assistance of Hermandad Extreme. With Nicho and Lider’s help, Pimpi defeated Los WagnerManiacos (Nicho & Lider on Gladiador) to earn a spot with them. WagnerManiacos were still not sold on this idea after the match, so this story is far from complete. Pimpi did not appear with the rest of the WagnerManiacos at the close of the show.
The women’s match ended with a dive train. After Mari did a tope, Sexi was preparing to do who knows what, but Cinthia snuck up behind her, turned her around, and finished her with a chinbreaker. That sets up the title match for next Friday.
Speaking of, after tonights’ show…
  • Pimpinela Escarlata is probably the person teaming with Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver King as the new WagnerManiaco
  • LA Park is likely the mystery man teaming with the Foreign Legion against Cibernetico & the Psycho Circus.

Trauma/Angelico, Rey de Reyes, Valiente/CHIKARA, Dorada

CMLL
CMLL

IWRG (THU) 03/11 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
4) Barba Roja, Negro Navarro, Trauma II DQ Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Hijo del Signo
5) Trauma I b Angelico [SALAVADOR AMERICAS]

Trauma’s the new champion, and video’s already up. Navarros did not not get along with Barba Roja, which led to the DQ.

Didn’t get around to doing a preview for Rey de Reyes, and I’m not planning to run a chat tonight. The plan is to do one next week, but you’re welcome to comment on the shows if you’re hitting F5 all night. Not a lot of news today about Rey de Reyes. AAA noted Hernandez had arrived last night (but not Kennedy/Anderson yet? – odd to do a deal with TNA, when they seem not to be using that guy’s TNA name because no one knows it.)

Ovaciones has an interview with Latin Lover, who pushes himself as the Mexican hero of lucha libre, out to prove Mexican lucha libre is the best by taking the title away from the Puerto Rician and making sure the American doesn’t get it. He’s got no way to talk about Latin as if it he was an outsider, but give him time. Latin also talks about wanting to renegotiate his contract after Rey de Reyes; it sounds like he wants more dates (and more money that goes with it.)

[poll id=”60″]Previews of tonight’s Arena Mexico show: El Sol de Cuatula, Notimex, ESTO, Record. Obviously a lame duck show, but the Bracito de Oro/Mini Warrior lightning match might be going somewhere. In a short interview about that feud, Mini Warrior says he’s disappointed Mascarita Dorada has left CMLL, but Oro’s mask would look good in his trophy case.

Hijo del Santo’s version of the events (in his column in Record, via mariogdl at el martinete): the day before he was supposed to leave, CMLL offered to double Mascarita Dorada’s pay if he no-showed Santo’s tour. Dorada said no, because he had give his word. CMLL then threatened to fire him if he used the Dorada name on the tour, despite Dorada believing he was the one who owned that name. Dorada used the Mascarita Plateada name (Santo owns the name, gave him permission for only one night) on the tour to make CMLL happy, hoping he could patch things up on his return, but no such luck. Santo turns this into a rant about how CMLL’s has a vendetta against him (“warning” the people on this tour that everyone was going to not show up, calling immigration on him on a trip in the US) and steals people’s gimmicks (Mistico/Incognito.)

News reporter types keep asking Volador if Mascara Dorada will be the new member of Super Sky Team, Volador continues to say they’re not taking applications at the moment and Dorada is missing something. The job market is tough right now.

People who are getting jobs: Valiente, who will team with Skayde and Turbo as Team Mexico for CHIKARA’s King of Trios next month.

If you purchase a ticket for Dos Leyenads, CMLL will allow you to attend a public training session for the four luchadors in the mask main event. The session is Wednesday at 4:30 pm, an odd time.

Dhani Jones explains he was just in Mexico to learn lucha libre, but then Bam Bam Bigelow shoved him Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. yelled at his friend and he had to intervene.

Tinieblas is looking for a new Alushe. A bit late in the game for that.

The Gladiatores has a recap of the Park/Rayo vs Demon/Canek show in Chicago last week (which looks like it sold out.)

R de Rudo has a recap of their interview with Halloween, Damian, and X-Fly.

There’s an interview here about the AAA video game, but I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet.

LuchaWorld had Alferdo on IWRG from 02/28, and the latest Slammin’ Stan.

Segunda Caida finds end more 2009 IWRG, this time from 08/13.

Kcidis’ Dinastia Wagner poster meets the Dinastia Wagner.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 03/14 Arena Naucalpan
1) Daga, Eragon, Freelance vs Alan Extreme, Eterno, Hijo del Signo
2) Oficial 911 & Oficial Fierro vs Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Bobby Lee Jr., Suicida, Ultramán Jr. vs Maldito Jr., Samoth, Veneno
4) Black Terry, Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
5) Dhani Jones vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr.

Complete changed lineup. Main event is one fall.

Eterno was a tecnico last time here was here. Maybe not now.

CMLL (MON) 03/15 Arena Puebla
1) Centauro de Fuego, Espiritu Maligno, Toro Bill Sr. vs Crazy Black, King Jaguar, Lestat
2) Diamante, Metro, Rush vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Sagrado vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Bam Bam vs Pequeño Violencia [hair]
5) Atlantis, Místico, Rey Bucanero vs Máximo, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr. [super libre]

Bam Bam has a title defense on Sunday, and a hair match here on Monday. I guess they couldn’t really announce a title match on back to back days, but it does seem like a 5% chance that there’s no Bam Bam by Tuesday.

Crazy Black was a rudo last time he was here. Maybe not now? Centauro seems to be a debut.

CMLL (TUE) 03/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs Saturno
2) Astaroth & Idolo vs Acertijo & León Blanco
3) Hierro & Palacio Negro vs Ebola & Máscara Mágica
4) Pegasso & Rey Cometa vs Arkangel de la Muerte & Skándalo
5) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, Máximo vs Asesino Negro, Atlantis, Último Guerrero

Brazo de Oro/Asesino Negro feud continues. Saturno goes from the big title match all the way back to the opener.

indy (TUE) 03/16 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Black Poison & Crucifijo vs Infinito & Principe Azteca
2) Mini Rey Sagitario, Neurosis, Rosa Salvaje vs Angel Night, Mini Androide, Orquídea Negra
3) Furor, Galactar, Lover Boy vs Erick el Rojo, Pedro Navajas, Principe de Oro
4) Angel Dorado Jr., Babe Rap, Máscara Púrpura vs Golden Boy, Rey Demonio Jr., Simbolo
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Estrella Dorado Jr., Hator, Monje Negro Jr.

2009 Tapatia Awards Results

Hi!

These are the results for 2009 Tapatia Awards. Thanks to everyone who voted, and thanks for those who didn’t for reading this. We had 17 19 voters this year, a substantial moderate decrease over last year. I’ll try to hold it sooner next year. Thank you to everyone who did voted, and thank you to everyone who’s participated in the site this past year.

2009 was the year of Negro Casas in these awards. He was the winner of 4 different awards, including the one of the biggest. AAA, despite finishing a worst in Best Promotion, still managed to steal a surprising award (and an unsurprising one.) IWRG was not able to win any awards, but finished very strongly in many categories. One winner was so talented, they’re no longer employed.

Comments included in the ballots are listed after each award (but only Rob commented.) If I missed yours, or if you have more to say after seeing who won, feel free to post in the comments. That’s always such fun.

Full results from past years: 2004200520062007, 2008

This year’s results, after you click on the link.

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mexican national titles: scourge or menace?

My esteemed colleague over at Luchando Libre posted a column on Wednesday, noting the devaluation of titles (especially in recent days), and suggests a new National Lucha Libre commission should be formed, taking the power away from the DF group and extending it over the entire country to make sure the rules and regulations are actually enforced.

This seems a fine, but impractical solution. I do not presume to understand the business of governing Mexico, but I’d guess they have better things to do with their time. Much in the same way where I’d like it if President Obama pushed a college football playoff system thru for the US, but would actually prefer he take care of one or two other more pressing issues. Lucha libre would definitely benefit from an empowered national commission; beyond titles, universal policies about licensing (which greatly varies from state to state now) and nationwide name registry would cut back on some reoccurring issues. I just don’t think it’s a priority for anyone without some hurricane strength pressure to push it thru, and the stuff with Charly Manson was really no more than a drizzle.

The easier option, and the option I’d slightly prefer, is kind of the direct opposite: box y lucha commissions should get out of the business of promoting national titles. There’s no guarantee of a commission backed title meaning anything any more: very few of the actual champions right now would be considered the best in their weight class, or even the best besides those who have world championships. Most are title holders at most, and the commission has shown no power to force them to do more than that. The commissions have no power over how the titles are being defended in a promotion, and they’re irrelevant in regulating titles matches between major promotions, because that’s mostly a thing of the past.

The championships currently representing the Mexican National Commission of Lucha Libre include

  • 1 belt, the Minis title, in complete disarray – Mascarita Dorada is the rightful champion, but AAA has the belt and isn’t giving it up. This is actually worse than X-Fly/Charly, yet it never gets mentioned.
  • 3 belts held by Octagon & La Parka (the middleweight, cruiserweight, and tag team), which are never defended. A fourth belt, the atomicos team championship, is also sitting in an AAA closet somewhere, despite being vacant and theoretically reverting back to the commission.
  • X-Fly as the best heavyweight wrestler in Mexico. Based on the way the Perros never book the Manson/X-Fly feud for the main event, even they don’t believe this.

By those standards, the belts being held by CMLL wrestlers look pretty upstanding, but even those are rarely defended or strangely held by people who wouldn’t normally belong in that division (but it was easier than just creating another minis title.)

Still, does backing those six titles – jokes on different levels – actually help the commission perform their jobs any better? It seems like the opposite, that these titles mock the credibility of the commission every moment they exist, and the commission appears powerless to fix this. They should be out of the business promoting titles.

The only problem is, if we take away the titles from the commission, it kinda seems like we’re leaving them with just a couple jobs:

  • pestering Silver King
  • props in CMLL angles

In reality, I think they can do a lot of work in protecting the fans – making sure the wrestlers who are in the ring actually should be there, making sure promoters who put on events can actually do it without cheating the fans or the luchadors. That sort of stuff matters a lot more than silly belts no one takes seriously.

http://gritamx.com/el-valor-de-un-campeonato/

Monterrey, Shocker/Bucanero, Sombra injury, Dorada to Perros

indy (TUE) 03/09 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring]
2) Maldito Jr. & Samot b Brazo Metalico & Chico Che
3) Trauma I & Trauma II b Hermano de la Muerte I & Hermano de la Muerte II
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Puma King, Tiger Kid b Guerrero Maya Jr., Orux, Semental

1st/2nd match CMLL wrestlers have been showing up here of late, as well as early IWRG guys. In this main event, the Cats got the pins on Maya and Orux for the win, which led to some mask challenges.

LMLL (TUE) 03/09 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Zodiaco b Neurosis
2) Dranser & Scravos b Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II
3) Erick el Rojo, Gato Fantasma, Silver Star b Furor, Galactar, Koko Viper
4) Golden Boy, Lover Boy, Rey Demonio, Simbolo b Androide, Corazon Adicto, Raiden, Rey Sagitario
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. DQ Estrella Dorado Jr., Hator, Monje Negro Jr.

Dueling fouls in the main event.

CMLL (TUE) 03/09 Arena Mexico [Fuego en el Ring, CMLL]
1) Disturbio & Zayco b Rayo Tapatío II & Súper Camaleón
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Lady Apache, Marcela b Amapola, La Comandante, Seuxis
3) Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Raziel b Ángel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura b Ángel de Oro, Metro, Valiente
5) Máximo, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero DQ Hijo del Fantasma, Shocker, Toscano

Bucanero faked a foul for the two fall win. Marcela got Amapola in the women’s match and asked for a title match. It’s been about four months, it must be time to do that match again.

On Tuesday’s Guadalajara show, Sombra suffered a dislocated left toe, according to Fuego en el Ring. He’ll need a week of rest and have to be evaluated then. It seems like he’ll still be good to go for the mask match, but they may pull him from Friday’s show.

Lots of articles about Mascarita Dorada joining Perros del Mal: audio interview from Perros del Mal, photos from Perros del Mal (so they still do have the WWA tag title – one of ’em, anyway), Perros del Mal video, Estrellas del Ring, Record, Box Y Lucha, Notimex, SuperLuchas, Fuego En El Ring, and ESTO. Mascarita Dorada’s version is he gave Paco Alonso his notice, saying he explained he needed to leave because he needed to get enough work to support his family. Mascarita Dorada says he’s close to Hijo del Santo – they’re talking on the phone all the time – so of course he went on that tour. He may change his name at some point, but he’s says he owns the name “Mascarita Dorada” and the gimmick. Dorada has bookings thru March outside the country, so he won’t actually start with Perros until later.

Pierrothito says Dorada will be fine outside of CMLL, but still wants that mask vs mask match. Pierrothito also says comments by “several people” indicate the minis matches are the best, and he vows to uphold it by giving 1000%. He’ll defend the lightweight title against anyone who’s a lightweight.

The other story getting a lot of attention today is a Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs Dhani Jones contract signing. IWRG’s getting extra attention for this bit from the lucha press – EdR, Record, Ovaciones – but it doesn’t seem to have crossed over beyond that. Still kind of surprised they’re actually doing a singles match and not just a trios. EdR notes this match is approved by the commission, so maybe Dhani Jones got his wrestler license this week? (Naaaaah.) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. revealed his secret past as playing fullback, so clearly a linebacker is his natural rival.

AAA held a press conference for tomorrow’s Rey del Ring, with it’s own site giving it the most coverage. Hernandez from TNA has officially been announced as the mystery person in the Rey de Reyes tournament. Neither TNA guy was there, nor Konnan or Latin Lover. Electroshock and Mesias talked about their opponents; they were respectful towards each other, but denigrated the guys who weren’t there. Mesias said wrestling is just a part time hobby for Latin Lover, and you must be full time to hope to defeat Mesias. Electroshock says he’s lost no sleep about facing Mr. Kennedy, while Mesias noted he was recently fired from WWE and stated Kennedy will not bounce back here.

There’s also an AAA article noting they have no idea what would happen if Mr. Kennedy were to win the title. That’s one of those things you’re better off not saying aloud. Another thing is saying it’s the first time a current guy in one major promotion has challenged for the biggest title in another promotion; SuperLuchas says maybe it’s the first time in the West (“Keiji Muto“), but I’d like to point to WWE’s Tazz winning the ECW title from Mike Awesome. Unless you want to say ECW wasn’t major at that point, which might be right. It hasn’t happened in Mexico because no one’s had The Biggest Title In The Promotion until now.

AAA’s recap doesn’t mention it, but SuperLuchas says they also confirmed NOAH’s Morishima and Ishimori would be challenging for the AAA World Tag Titles next Friday, and Ozz & Chessman would be traveling to AJPW. AAA says they’re not making an exclusive alliance with any one specific promotion, but just trying to bring in new people for new matches. It is kinda amusing, with all NOAH’s injury issues, they’re sending people to work with Joe Lider. Unneccesary risk!

CMLL also held a press conference to talk about the big show they’re running in Michocan. It turns out to be a part of a greater plan to bring more entertainment events to poorer communities. Tickets for this event will be cheap, money from the gate will be used to buy a new roof for the disabled children’s building in he community. and the promoter is planning to do movie screenings and other events.

Estrellas del Ring checks on Pierroth, who recently celebrated his 52nd birthday. He looks a lot more like his old stuff, and he’s recovering speech and memory, but isn’t walking.

Box Y Lucha’s articles include Perro Aguayo talking about his promotion (now teasing a three way mask match, without Santo), Kenzo Suzuki talking about his career, Villano III talks about trouble making entrances, and LA Park accuses Demon and Santo of being hypocrites for always accidentally attacking him and not putting up their masks.

Hablando de Catch looks at a cage being put assembled.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Ras de Lona #89 has more Dos Leyendas hype.

Kcidis illustrates the problem in Rayo de Jalisco vs Zombies.

Lineups

PdM (SUN) 03/21 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon
1) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V vs Centurion Negro, Karonte, Mongol Chino
2) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman vs Black Terry, el Signo, Negro Navarro
3) Groon XXX & Hijo del Lizmark vs Damián 666 & Halloween
4) Charly Manson vs X-Fly
5) Rey Hechicero vs Caifan Rockero I [mask, hair]
6) Konnan Big vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

This is the lucha show that’s part of a lucha libre convention. The Villanos are appearing at the convention, which is why they (and the others in the second match) are making an appearance here.

the Perros vs AAA feud that never happened

This slipped past the past week, but has been discussed on the background a while. It doesn’t seem to have leaked into the general lucha libre spanish language discussion, so maybe it still is news.

There was a plan for the Perros del Mal to invade the 02/05 AAA TV taping in Puebla, starting a promotion vs promotion feud. Rey de Reyes would’ve been unchanged, with the Perros making minimal appearances before then, but the story would’ve taken centerstage leading up to TripleMania. I do not know who specifically would’ve appeared, but it seemed more like the core Perros del Mal rudos (Perro Jr., Halloween, Damian, Mr. Aguila) and not necessarily the guys who’ve left AAA on bad terms (Park, Manson) or those loosely aligned with the group (Santo, Demon.)

Instead, for reasons unclear (but mostly guessed to be the Perros backing out), the invasion never happened, and the whole thing was kept quiet until Olimpico made that random comment about it in Box Y Lucha a couple weeks back. The feud can always be brought – next Friday’s DF show seems like a logical place – but there’s been no specific mention that it would.

The Perros could’ve used the relevance that comes from appearing on Televisa, and AAA could’ve used the buzz and change of status quo the new feud would provide. This kind of feud would required a lot of co-operation and teamwork between rival promotions, not something the wrestling business is known for, and probably is a reason why it’s not happening.

Since dropping their participation in this feud, the Perros del Mal have ramped up their live event schedule, so it seems like they’re making a stronger push to make it on their own.

03/13-14 Lucha Times

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AAA-US: Mesias, Latin Lover vs Chessman, Zorro, WagnerManiacos vs Parka/Marco/Pimpi

52MX: A show including Fabian, Leono, Rush, and Toscano.

Also, the Saturday Ras de Lona has moved to 12:30 pm ET, meaning they’ve got six less hours to get the Friday highlights on this show.

LATV: Women’s Trios, and Raziel vs @DIAMANTECMLL. You’d think all the guys from Hell would be the ones with Twitter accounts.

IWRG: assuming there’s a pattern here – crazy! – top 2 include Gringos vs Terry/Cerbero/Chico, and a match with Tinieblas.

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CMLL: when the top 3 includes the Arena Coliseo Tag Team Feud, they’re taking it easy this week. Or they need to give those titles to someone a little lower. Or both.

AAA-MEX: Parka vs Silver King, Mesias/Marco/Octagon vs WagnerManiacos, leading into Rey de Reyes

CMLL-FOX: Pequeno Rey de Aires, Negro/Volador

C3: top 3 includes more Shocker/Bucanero fun.

Puebla: Mistico/Volador in a trios, Bam Bam/Rafaga/Asturiano vs Mini Universo/Violencia/Pierrothito

Monterrey: WagnerManicos vs Warrior/Mesias/Parka, Piratas vs Dorada/Hator/Negro. Don’t think there will be room for a third with those two.

PdM: Leftovers from 02/20 taping – minis (sorta) tag, and Histera/Pesadilla/Ragde vs Celestial/Lizmark/Oriental trios

CMLL-TFN: Just a couple of random trios, by the looks of it.

Monterrey, GDL, Ozz & Chessman to AJPW

CMLL LLU (SUN) 03/07 Arena Solidaridad [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Vudu & Zodiaco b Azteca Warrior & Koko Viper
2) Diana La Cazadora & Perla Negra b La Bandida & La Chacala
3) Bengali, Espanto Jr., Potro Jr. DQ Coliseo 2000, Gato Volador, Panthro
4) Humberto Garza Jr., Ninja Jr., Tigre Universitario b Difunto I, Difunto II, Pirata Morgan
5) Averno, Mephisto, Místico b Ephesto, Máximo, Valiente

Weird main event. Averno & Mephisto weren’t down with fighting Epehsto, but Mistico didn’t care. He also fouled Maximo for the win, claimed he wasn’t neither tecnico or rudo and then challenged Maximo to a hair match and Valiente for a mask match. Show drew 3,000 for the debut of this group.

CMLL (TUE) 03/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Acertijo & Titanio b Relampago Azul & Virgo
2) Ebola & Ráfaga b Metatrón & Palacio Negro
3) Pierrothito b Saturno [MEX LIGHT]
4) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, La Máscara b Asesino Negro, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Felino b La Sombra

Felino pulled Sombra’s mask and rolled him up again. Sombra’s got to figure out a way to stop that before the 19th. Brazos were triumphant in their big team up, but this probably isn’t the end: Asesino Negro is looking for revenge on the family for taking his hair and injuring his knee a while back. Pierrothito retained his title, but Saturno got to have a match with Pierrothito, so who’s the real winner?

Fuego has partial results for Tuesday’s Arena Mexico show, but no one seems to have full results so I’ll wait a day on those. Bucanero foiled Shocker in the main event again.

CMLL

Ozz and Chessman were announced for All Japan Pro Wrestling’s 03/21 Sumo Hall show (taped for PPV!) They’ll be facing Kiyoshi & Bushi, both who’ve passed thru IWRG, so the idea is probably to do a lucha libre style match. Of note for Mexico, Chessman is currently scheduled for the 03/19 AAA TV taping in DF, which wouldn’t leave much time to make it to Japan. Ozz isn’t scheduled, and I wonder if Chessman might get replaced before the show occurs.

You’d think AAA would mention this on their site, but I’m guessing they’re just finding out.

CMLL recaps of the Volador/Negro Casas stuff from Sunday indicates Volador wants to focus on the mask match before he does any title match with Negro Casas and no one knows which or how many of the 5 titles will be on the line. None of them are NWA titles, sadly. Negro was carrying all four titles to the ring and did not acquire a new one in the last week, so that’s great.

In today’s Ovaciones, Volador Jr. says the four way match is complicated, he’d rather just have the singles match, but he’d like Mistico’s mask most of all. I don’t think it’ll happen this way, but if one of the rudos got pinned, would his tecnico rival just get himself DQed to guarantee the match up?

Record, Notimex, Estrellas del Ring, and Perro’s Tumbler have quotes from a shared interview with Hijo del LA Park. He insists he’s in Sunday’s Perros del Mal main event because he’s a high quality wrestler, not because of the name. Hijo del LA Park is looking forward to facing Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. for the first time. And then feud with him forever to no end, one presumes. It is amusing that he’s just using the same exact mask he was as Black Spirit (the news articles don’t even mention that gimmick), when he was saying he wasn’t related to LA Park. It’s almost as if you can’t actually believe what people have to say!

SuperLuchas has Cassandro talking about his trip to Belgium, and Halloween and Damian talking about the upcoming X-LAW show.

Random: Los Chivos with Bob Sagat.

Kcidis illustrates Maximo & Mr. Niebla.

Segunda Caida has video of Hector Garza & Lil’ Kissing Bandit vs Cassandro & Lil’ Chicken from Lucha Va Voom.

Ohtani’s Jacket writes about IWRG 03/08.

IWRG, Monterrey, Puebla, Dorada

Schedule:

  • Video links will go up tonight
  • Trying for Tapatia awards to be up on Thursday
  • Recaps maybe coming this week? Less sure.

IWRG (SUN) 03/07 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, Black Terry Jr.]
1) Alan Extreme b Héros
2) Brazo Metalico Jr., Daga, Eragon b Hijo del Signo, Maldito Jr., Samoth
3) Oficial 911, Trauma I, Trauma II b Freelance, Jack, Ultramán Jr.
4) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco b Black Terry, Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Scorpio Jr., Veneno b Angelico, el Ángel, Tinieblas Jr.

This was the show with Dhani Jones getting into it with MA2K Jr. Semimain was a brawl with the two teams tearing up the building. Ultraman Jr. was hurt on a dive in a tercera.

AAA (SUN) 03/07 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Angelica & Mari Apache b Hija de Karonte & Sexy Star
2) Tigre Cota & Tito Santana b Angel Dorado Jr. & Sky [AAA NORTH TAG]
3) Babe Rap, Máscara Púrpura, Pimpinela Escarlata b Androide, Rey Sagitario, Rió Bravo
4) Aerostar, El Elegido, Laredo Kid b Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King DQ Black Warrior, El Mesías, La Parka Jr.

Wagner got in a foul on Mesias without the ref seeing, but Parka got caught fouling Silver King for the DQ. Poder del Norte won the tag team titles in the segunda; I really need to make a title history for that on the wiki. Tercera was aid to be very good.

CMLL (MON) 03/08 Arena Puebla [R de Rudo]
1) Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr. b Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo b Ángel Azteca Jr., Astro Boy, Trueno
3) Asturiano, Bam Bam, Mr. Rafaga DQ Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Shocker b Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
5) Atlantis, Místico, Rey Bucanero DQ Máximo, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr.

Mistico fouled Volador for the DQ in the main, as you’d expect. Looks like a strong turnout. No word on the DQ in the tercera, but presumably Violencia fouled Bam Bam since the two were challenging each other after the match. The twist is it wasn’t a title challenge, but one for the hairs.

Today’s CMLL show features the Maximo & Mr. Niebla on the rudo side. Why is Niebla wearing a Canada jersey in that picture?

The La Quebrada column says the CMLL minis are unhappy about not being on Dos Leyendas. Which is now kind of obvious now that I write it out.

SuperLuchas notes the prices for Dos Leyendas tickets: from $90 ringside to as little as $8 for GA. I’m thinking they won’t be doing the 5 on 1 ticket deal here.

The world going on Mascarita Dorada’s new name is he’ll be Mascarita Plateda, a mini Santo without actually using that name.

AAA notes the Psycho Circus will be lumberjacks for the Cibernetico/Konnan match. The interview with Psycho Clown makes it sound like the Legion will not be at ringside, which is a bit hard to believe. Normally, it’d be half Cibernetico guys and half Konnan guys, and that ensuing fight would be a fine destruction. They also continue posting Rob’s Rey de Reyes videos.

La Mascara tells Fuego that he’s excited to team with his father. As noted elsewhere – CMLL originally annoucned this week’s main event would be a repeat of the last two, but they’ve since subbed out Mascara Dorada and put this La Mascara in his place. Not that it really makes a difference.

Ultimo Guerrero wants a shot at the CMLL World Trios championships, noting titles are there to be defended, and he’s defended his a bunch lately.

Shockercito @ Box Y Lucha has an interview with Super Mega.

Perros del Mal has a 6 minute video hyping up their promotion.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

LMLL (TUE) 03/09 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Zodiaco vs Neurosis
2) Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II vs Dranser & Scravos
3) Furor, Galactar, Koko Viper vs Erick el Rojo, Gato Fantasma, Hijo del Ninja
4) Golden Boy, Lover Boy, Rey Demonio, Simbolo vs Androide, Corazon Adicto, Raiden, Rey Sagitario
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Estrella Dorado Jr., Hator, Monje Negro Jr.

Changed card. That’s a lot of rudo.