IWRG (SUN) 01/18 Arena Naucalpan [the gladiatores]
1) Galactik b Comando Gama
2) Eragon & Goleador b Anticristo Jr. & Avisman
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro DQ Chico Che, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II
4) Pendulo, Trauma I, Trauma II b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Tetsuya, Toxico AAA, Veneno b Freelance, Fuerza Guerrera, Zumbido
Fuerza did not turn on his teammates, but appears to be done as a tecnico here. Tecnicos bumbled their way to a loss and Fuerza and Zumbdio fought each other after the match and talks about doing a title match. (Fuerza’s IWRG Welterweight champ, hard to remember.) I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds it weird that Freelance is back with no explanation. I know you have to go back and do it again so you don’t get scared of it, but I think I’d still take a week off after going into convulsions. This may be why I’m not a luchador!
Though Pendulo was announced as in the match, Zatura is supposed to be the Traumas third. He couldn’t be this week because the Oficials beat him so badly last match, and he came out before the match to apologize. So, the Oficials beat him up again. Tecnicos still won the match in two falls to set up the title match tonight. Ovaciones has an interview with the Oficials tonight, who say the Traumas & Zatura are skilled, but they’ll hold onto the title and hope to take the hairs of Black Terry & the Cerebros this year.
(fixed) Gemelo Fantasticos are having issues with referee Reyes Rosas. They tried to get him booted from the match before it started, but the commission would not allow it. One of the Gemelos hit Rosas by accident to get the first fall DQ. Second fall was also a rudo DQ win, when a Gemelo hit the other referee this time, Cerebro Negro fouled that twin, faked his own foul and got the win off the fake.
CMLL (MON) 01/19 Arena Puebla [hugo999 @ Box Y Lucha]
1) King Jaguar, Super Star, SWAT b Aguila Guerrera, Ares, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Karisma, Policeman, Toro Bill Sr. b Blue Center, Lestat, Tigre Rojo
3) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela b Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
4) La Máscara, Místico, Valiente b Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) La Sombra b Mephisto [NWA WELTER]
Mephisto had his father Kahoz as his cornerman. Didn’t help.
Dr. Wagner Jr. is listed as wrestling on the March 2 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo show. That’s an AAA spot show and he’s teaming with Silver King vs Zorro & Electroshock. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s joining AAA – he can work spot shows without every being on TV – but there has been talk in that direction. The indy scene is not a fun way to make a living, but March 2nd is also a long way away.
(Reforma via Jazzo) Black Spider, as NWA-Mexico VP, adds more to what Blue Demon has been saying lately; they’re running a show in Japan in March as part of the Lucha Festival, celebrating the relationship between Mexico and Japan, invited their by NJPW. That’s going to be awkward. They also have been invited to the US by the NWA there in March, but dates aren’t set.
Also in Reforma, Villano 3 wants Blue Panther’s hair.
The Original Gronda is expected to be out a full year after suffering from acute pancreatitis. Basically, he felt sick, couldn’t keep any food down, and went to the hospital. They weren’t sure what was wrong until they did exploratory surgery and found kidney stones and a nearly exploded pancreas. Until some enzymes in his system go down to a much lower level, he can’t actually put anything in his stomach, so he’s stuck in the hospital on intravenous fluid until things get better and it’ll be a long recovery after that. Gronda mentions he was oh so close to return to a major company – there were talk of him going back to AAA (to work with the other Gronda) but it sounded like it fell apart on money. FWIW, here’s a link to the causes of acute pancreatits.
NWE is not running in February. They told SuperLuchas that it was economy issue, and they’re now planning on running 07/03 in Monterrey and 07/04 in Mexico City, and then elsewhere in Latin America in September. That’s a long way off.
Hiroka talks to Box Y Lucha about her career. When Pequeno Damian went to Japan for Dradtion, Hiroka went with so they could visit her family for the first time. Hiroka says her parents were upset when she moved to Mexico, but are now happy because she won a lot and took Lady Apache’s hair. Hiroka also says she’d like to be a mom this year.
Princesa Blanca explains the deal with her turn to Box Y Lucha – she was minding her own business, and Marcela would “accidentally” hit her every week, and then Lady Apache and Sahori started doing and Blanca was not going to stand for that. Blanca says she’s Marcela needs to accept that Blanca is the better wrestler. Plus, now Felino is teaching Princesa Blanca all sorts of helpful rudo tricks, so she’ll be even better.
Super Fly says “Fuerza Aerea” is an AAA owned concept so Pegasso & Rey Cometa can’t really be Fuerza Aerea in CMLL. Still, he knows they’ll be great there if given the opportunity. Super Fly wants a big match with Electroshock at TripleMania and to advance farther in Rey de Reyes.
Chessman explains he’s teaming with the Psycho Circus because they’re winners and he doesn’t team with losers. Fair enough.
Bam Bam says he’d be willing to fight Freelance to see who’s best, but they’ll have to do it in a gym some place because it’ll be a while before Freelance makes it to Arena Mexico. Bam Bam’s 2009 goals are Mr. Aguilita’s hair, a chance at the lightweight title, and a rematch with Pequeno Damian. He also wouldn’t mind being like Virus and getting a shot at being a full weight. 2008 was a good year – he won title, he won Pequeno Violencia’s hair, and his first daughter was bron.
Hector Garza’s responce to Alex Koslov accusing him of ripping him off? “Who is Alex Koslov?” Also, foreigners have ripped off everything from the Mexicans so it should be theirs to begin with. Garza’s goals for 2009 were revenge on Averno & Mephisto and getting back the trios titles. One down!
Villano III and Gran Cochisse talk about Aguila India. Super Muenco talks about his recently deceased father El Sanguinario.
AAA mentioned a whole bunch of foreign wrestling sites who cover AAA. Except, they don’t really.
Of them, powerwrestling.de, wrestlingcorner.de, kingdomofdesire.de, wrestlingferver.de don’t seem to have covered AAA recently. The Chinese site is just a reprint of the AAA/Warped Tour press release. wrestlingzone.ru does write about AAA and CMLL, but only as it comes up in the usual newsbites taken from the WrestlingObserver. swewrestling.com might have been covering AAA, but has switched to just being a wrestling forum. And mehr20dad.persianblog.ir is actually a (heavily WWE/TNA) match sharing site. It does have old AAA matches. wrestlingrevolution.de doesn’t seem to exist (or is a site to promote an indy now.)
WagnerMania looks at the Astro de Oro vs Dr. Wagner Jr. feud in Guatemala.
SuperLuchas is now selling offical Lizmark and Axxel gear.
LuchaWorld has Robert on the MVS shows from 08/18 and 08/19/07, CMLL 07/28/07 and 07/06/07, as well as KrisZ’s news update.