New CMLL Champion

El Occidental

Mistico won the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, defeating Mephisto on Tuesday in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara. Mistico is the 22nd champion. Mephisto had held the belt since Feburary 24, 2004.

El Occidental has the story, and a bloody victorious Mistico appears on today’s cover.

Mistico winning this belt substantially increases the chances he’ll lose the tag team titles on Friday. I do not believe he’ll have two belts for long, and I think it’s more of a matter of deciding if it makes sense for Perro and Aguila to have two belts (and probably do another title change with the tags or the trios), or if Negro/Mistico retain on Friday and drop them soon to someone else. Mistico did hold both the NWA Middleweight and the CMLL Tag Team titles for a few months last year, but CMLL has seems to avoid doing that sort of thing.

Mistico is a three belt champion at the moment – he also still the IWRG Super Welterweight Champion, though that belt is not known to been defended since just after it was created.

The only other result listed from the show is Dr. Wagner over Averno, which is odd because they weren’t originally on the card.

Update: CMLL mentions this in it’s news section.

It occurs to me that I have no idea if Arena Coliseo Guadalajara is still/back on the air, and which day they’re taping. Anyone know?

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04/10: Parka Jr., IWRG, Monterrey, Puebla,

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La Parka Jr. will be out an extended period of time due to injury. He’s got an interview today in La Presna, where he explains he was driving to Zamora but a tire blew out and things got worse from there. Parka Jr. thought he had a spine injury at first, but it turned out to be just a shoulder. The article, via translation, says his right shoulder is “completely destroyed”, but then also says he’s going to start rehabbing it soon, so I’m not sure the extent of it. He’ll be out a few weeks at least, and should be considered off any upcoming cards.

IWRG (SUN) 04/08 Arena Naucalpan
1) Puma King b Golem
2) Antaris, Cyborg, Turbo b Trauma I, Trauma II, Vampiro Met�lico
3) Kai & Yamato b Masada & Shigeo Okumura
4) Fantasma de la �pera b Suicida [IWRG IC WELTER]
5) Dami�n 666, Halloween, Hijo de Cien Caras b Alex Koslov, Electro Shock, Marco Corelone

Title match went to a fourth fall after the third was a double DQ. Yamato got busted open in his match, but rallied back to win, and the description says that sets up a hair match between these two teams, but it’s not in the cards for this week.

IWRG (THU) 04/12 Arena Naucalpan
1) Mr. Randal vs Golem
2) Ave Fenix & Puma King vs Macho II & Narco Satanico II
3) Astro Boy, Freelance, Kid Tiger vs Kraneo, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Kai, Negro Navarro, Suicida, Yamato vs Enfermero Jr., Masada, Okumura, Veneno
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo de Anibal, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Bestia Salvaje, Hijo de Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000

IWRG (SUN) 04/15 Arena Naucalpan
1) Celestial & Super Espia vs Extrano & Forastero
2) Bacteria & Puma King vs NarcoSatanico I & NarcoSatanico II
3) Astro Boy, Esfinge, Freelance vs Dr. Karonte Jr., Macho II, Nemesis
4) Kai, Negro Navarro, Suicida, Yamato vs Fantasma de la Opera, Kraneo, Masada, Okumura
5) Bestia Salvaje, Pierroth, Veneno vs Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V

Which Nemesis would this be?

CMLL (SUN) 04/08 Arena Solidaridad [rfc]
1) Cadillo, Coco Rayado, Tacua b Amenaza Roja, Cazador, Eclipse (Monterrey)
2) Mini Gato Volador, Mini Sombra, Mini Tigre Universitario b Mini Hator, Mini Mongol Chino, Mini Venum
3) Orientales I & Orientales II b Apolo Estrada Jr. & Caifan I
4) Diluvio Negro I & Gato Volador b Monje Negro & Sergio Romo Jr. [NORTHEAST TAG]
5) Mano Negra, Solar, Texano Jr. b Angel Blanco Jr., Lasser, Negro Navarro
6) Diluvio Negro II, Estrella Dorada Jr., M�stico b Averno, Mephisto, Tarzan Boy

indy (SUN) 04/08 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Mr. Cuervo & Tequilita ?? Larry Miranda & Mini Burro
2) La Pulga & Ricochet b Borrico & Burrito
3) Arcangel (Monterrey), Chuy Escobedo Jr., Poly Star b Guerrero Griego, La Bandida, La Furia
4) Ejecutor, Sexy Piscis, Vudu b Black Nazi, Corazon Adicto, Sky
5) Difunto I & Difunto II b Androide & Rey Sagitario [FILL TAG]
6) Golden Boy, La Kalaka, Stuka I b Konnan King, Potro Jr., Super Konnan

indy (TUE) 04/10 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Arcangel (Monterrey) & Black Nazi vs La Furia & Toro Blanco
2) Coredro Azteca & Rosa Salvaje vs Borrico & Rudy Reyna
3) Burrito, Corazon Adicto, Rey Apostol vs Ejecutor, Guerrero Griego, Vudu
4) Golden Boy, Sky, Turbina vs Hijo de Espanto II, Pancho Tequila, Potro Jr.
5) Konnan Big vs Cepty Boy, Gongora, Torin

I assume this is TV people?

AAA (SUN) 04/15 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Panterita del Ring II & Rey Imagen vs Apolo Negro & Euforia
2) Karis la Momia, Orus, Virtual X vs Ben Hur, Guerrero Negro Jr., Rey Infernal
3) el Angel & Martha Villalobos vs el Brazo & Tiffany
4) Alan, Billy Boy, Decnnis vs Angel Mortal, Gallego, Mr. Condor
5) Elegido, Intocable, Mascara Divina vs Aventurero, Espiritu, Hator

Hey, AAA people back in Coliseo Monterrey.

CMLL (MON) 04/09 Arena Puebla [hugo999 @ box y lucha]
1) La Mafia & Mr. Rafaga b Forajido & Super Star
2) Karisma, Siki Osama Jr., Toro Bill Jr. b Blue Center, SWAT, the Tiger
3) Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro, Sangre Azteca b Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde, Leono
4) La M�scara, M�stico, Negro Casas b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Shocker b Universo 2000

Loco Max hurt his ribs on a dive. Mistico pinned Averno clean with La Mistica; the rudo fans here were chanting “SANTO” at him as a taunt. I don’t know how that actually works. Shocker beat Universo with a foul.

El Heraldo de Chiapas has an interview with Tiffany. Her goal for the year is to take Fabi and Estrellita’s hair.

On a radio show, Mascara Ano 2000 said his ‘kids’ would be debuting in CMLL in late May.

Another article about the lucha libre expo here.

The Monclova is threatening to drop the hammer on local luchadores, according to Zocalo. Out of the 45 local wrestlers, only 1 has gotten licensed. They’ve got 11 days left till the deadline, OR ELSE. I don’t recall anything actually happening when the Torreon ByL commission threatened the same.

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CMLL CAN52 GDR (#72)

taped 04/01/07

You’ve seen the minis match. Main event was the usual frustration of people showing glimpses of being good, but opting to go thru the motions instead.

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04/20 AAA TV Lineup

previous: 03/25, 04/01, 04/15

AAA TV (FRI) 04/20 Estadio Colon De Xalapa [rodrigo_park @ box y lucha]
1) Apocalispis (AAA), Astroman, Erick Montana vs Dallas Yango, Ricky Estrada, Ringo Estrada
2) Estrellita, Fabi Apache, Sexy Star vs Miss Janeth, Rossy Moreno, Tiffany
3) Laredo Kid, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Super Fly vs El Apache, Kaoma Jr., Policeman, Toxico
4) Alan, Billy Boy, Decnnis vs Cuervo, Ozz, Scoria
5) Charly Manson & Chessman vs Kenzo Suzuki & Mesias
6) Elegido, La Parka Jr., Octagon, Zorro vs Abismo Negro, Antifaz, Histeria, Mr. Niebla

Airs
Mexico: 04/29
US: 05/19

Kenzo and Mesias will have Konnan in their corner, while the Hell Brother’s corner person is a mystery.

Nothing much seems to be progressing, though there are some interesting matches.

Next:
04/27 @ Hidalgo

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04/09: Demon/Solitario, Coliseo

LUCHAS 2000 #363 teases Blue Demon Jr. vs Hijo del Solitario in a mask match on 05/05. I wonder what match will actually happen, if there’s an actual match here.

CMLL (SUN) 04/08 Arena Coliseo [ova]
1) Carrona & Vaquero b Espiritu Maligno & Karisma
2) Sombra de Plata, Super Nova, Valiente b Artillero, Pólvora, Súper Comando
3) Leono, Stuka Jr., Virus b Dr. X, Jeque, Loco Max
4) Damián 666, Halloween, Mr. Águila b Máximo, Satánico, Tigre Metálico
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Terrible b Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Shocker

Terrible used the ropes to pin Marco in the main event. Metalico replaced Metal (fair enough), and Sombra de Plata filled in for Flash. Jeque might have gotten DQed for ripping Stuka’s match to set up the mask match.

indy (THU) 04/12 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [siglo de torreon]
1) Flashman & Scriba Jr. vs Fuego & Mini Star
2) Centella Azul Jr., Dorado Jr., Sexy Libra vs Dulce Paola, Scriba, Semental
3) Hijo del Angel Azteca & Piloto Suicida vs Mr. Guerrero & Muerte Siniestra
4) Hijo del Soberano vs Piloto Negro [mask, hair]

Negro won the JWA title from Soberano last week, so they’re doing a stips match this week.

The Martinete column in El Manana write that Mistico and Santo cost way too much (25000 pesos; $2,275 US), so promoters should use other stars instead. The column also rips Pierroth and Lizmark Sr. (need to retire) and Lizmark Jr. & Tarzan Boy (don’t do any thing in the ring.)

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04/08: Jeque/Stuka, Accion, FSE

CMLL.com has announced Jeque vs Stuka Jr. (for masks) is signed for 04/15.

Accion:

CMLL – Marco/Sagrado/Mistico vs Demon/Aguila/Perro: So the story here is Mistico got La Mistica on Perro in an early fall to win it, and since he never gets it twice, that was a sign. Perro ended up beating him clean in the third fall – that’s where you get the “Perro is the new King”, because he actually beat Mistico clean, but I think it’s just set up of the tag title reign.

Corelone looked as bad as he’s looked in CMLL in the highlights.

AAA: Scorpio, Zumbido, Alan Stone, Hator vs Alebrije, Zorro, Oriental, Intocable from Hidalgo – this is the debut of Guapocito. Here, he’s a mini with dyed blond hair wearing a suit. He fouls Cuije, Alebrije is distracted, Scorpio fouls him. Scorpio goes on to slam Guapocito onto Alebrije to set up the pin.

CMLL on FSE has
04/01 Coliseo: Leono, Stuka Jr., Virus vs Dr. X, Jeque, Loco Max
04/01 Coliseo: Heavy Metal, Máscara Sagrada, Shocker vs Máscara Año 2000, Misterioso II, Olímpico
en case de Black Warrior

I don’t have much to say, so…here’s the minis match.

If you’re doing a ballot, you’ve got to get in – now.

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I don’t know that this means anything

but…

There does seem to be a fresh round of Mistico/WWE rumors floating around again, though they seem to be nothing firmer than “wasn’t this about the deadline for him to go” queries (and I don’t even know if that’s true.) It got me thinking about Ovaciones’ recap of the Arena Mexico show, and how they super hyped the significance of a seemingly insignificant trios match. Like, say, this line:

La noche de ayer terminó el reinado de Místico. ¡El rey ha muerto… Viva el rey!

which google translates to

The night of finished the reign of Mystic yesterday. The king has died… The king lives!

What is THAT about? Over dramatic at the least. I’d dismiss it if Ovaciones (and others) didn’t appear to delight in making me read between the lines to figure out the actual news.

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04/07: Mexico, Lineups, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 04/06 Arena Mexico [ova, esto]
1) Super Nova & Tony Rivera b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Hirooki Goto, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura b Felino, Máximo, Valiente
3) Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Tarzan Boy
4) Blue Demon Jr., el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Águila b Marco Corelone, Místico, Sagrado
5) Último Guerrero b Héctor Garza

ESTO claims this show had a larger attendance and was of better quality than than last week’s PPV. However, they also mention that a noticeable amount of fans left after the semimain. ESTO’s theory is the show was so good to that point, fans were satisfied and didn’t need another match. I think the show is over for a lot of folks once Mistico wrestles. Ovaciones doesn’t mention any of this.

Rudos won the semimain, with Perro challenging for a tag team title shot (!) versus Mistico and Negro next week, which is signed. Perro must’ve attacked Mistico some more, because Ultimo came out early to attack Perro, and we’re supposed to wonder if maybe Mistico and Ultimo are secretly allied now. In the main event, Ultimo pinned Hector using the ropes, though I’ve seen some mention Hector was strechered out.

Flash was supposed to work the opener as his return from injury, but was replaced by Tony. Perhaps he’s not all the way back yet?

Lineups…

CMLL (TUE) 04/10 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Electrico, Celestial vs Pierrothito, Mini Violencia
2) Valiente, Super Nova, Trueno vs Hooligan, Apocalipsis, Ramstein
3) Tony Rivera, Satanico, Metro vs Arkangel, Euforia, Nosferatu
4) Maximo, Virus, Texano Jr. vs Eclipse, Ephesto, Okumura
5) Rey Bucanero, Heavy Metal, Alex Koslov vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Sangre Azteca

It seems like they’re giving Euforia and Nosferatu time to get used to their new gimmicks before putting them on TV, which is good.

CMLL (FRI) 04/13 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Tsuki, Shockercito vs Fire, Mini Mr. Aguila
2) Dark Angel, Sahori, Luna Magica vs Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Mima Shimoda
3) Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr. vs Universo 2000, Tarzan Boy, Sangre Azteca
4) Marco Corelone, Shocker, Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Olimpico
5) Mistico, Negro Casas vs Perro Aguayo Jr., Mr. Aguila [CMLL TAG]

That third match is so full of hate. I could swear CMLL themselves told me Lizmark turned rudo, and he’s a tecnico yet again. Worse still is the resumption of Rayo/Universo.

I’m thinking no title change.

CMLL (SUN) 04/15 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Tigre Blanco, Tiger Metalico, Tony Rivera vs Mr. Mexico, Arkangel, Dr. X
2) La Mascara, Leono, Mictlan vs Mephisto, Ephesto, Misterioso II
3) Sagrado, Maximo, Texano Jr. vs Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
4) Mistico, Rey Bucanero, Lizmark Jr. vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Ultimo Guerrero

Four matches announced, no Jeque/Stuka – looks like the mask match is going down here. Note the (for the moment) tercera has the Mexico Trios champs teaming up for the first time in a while, against a logical team to challenge them.

airing on CAN52 Guerreros del Ring
04/01 Coliseo: Mini Damian 666, Mini Halloween, Mini Mr. Aguila b Mini Olímpico, Tzuki, Último Dragoncito
04/01 Coliseo: Atlantis, LA Park, Último Guerrero b Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween
en casa de Black Warrior

YAY MINIS.

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CMLL on FSE #14 (11/12/06)

taped 11/05/06

With Groon and Eclipse, it’s impossible to believe you’re getting a good match as soon as you know they’re involved. I go in wondering if this might be a remarkable awful match, and when it turns out to be just bad, it’s kinda disappointing.

Opener was just about getting Emilio out there while bald, which makes sense.

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04/06: Skayde/Mistico, Monterrey, Puebla, Tijuana, Lucha Expo

the gladiatores

CMLL (SAT) 03/31 Plaza de Toros El Cortijo [The Gladiatores]
1) Kai & Skayde Jr. b Bazooka Negra & Yamato
2) Destroyer & La Flecha b Arcano & Estruendo
3) Black Thunder, Pandillero, Rey Lobo b Black Man Jr., Cerebro Negro, Turbo
4) Tigre Volador & Valiente b Dr. X & Super Comando
5) Atlantis, Tarzan Boy, Ultimo Guerrero b Marco Corelone, Radioactivo, Shocker
6) Mistico b Skayde [mask]

In the main event, Mistico won the first fall and Skayde won the second. They did a bit at the end of the fall where Mistico’s knee was hurting so bad, he might not be able to continue. Of course he came back, and won with a Mistica.

Radioactivo’s mask is definitely odd. Those have to be foam bits sticking out of his head, but I’ve never seen stuff like that on the back of a mask, and I’d think your head would hit something weird at least a once match.

Flecha and Arcano have apparently been feuding here, and agreed to a hair/mask match on the 21st. It doesn’t sound good for Flecha.

CMLL LLA (SAT) 05/12 Arena Monterrey [rfc]
1) Dark Angel, Diana la Cazadora, Lady Apache vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
2) Felino, Mascara Purpura, Maximo vs Loco Max, Misterioso II, Texano Jr.
3) Ephesto, Mephisto, Tarzan Boy vs Alex Koslov, Negro Casas, Silver King
4) LA Park, Super Parka, Volador Jr. vs Damian 666, Hector Garza, Perro Aguayo Jr.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Mistico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Averno, Ulitmo Guerrero

This is the semiannual big Monterrey show in a big arena. If Toryumon is still running on this Saturday, they’re not running with any of these guys.

CMLL (MON) 04/09 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) La Mafia & Mr. Rafaga vs Forajido & Super Star
2) Blue Center, SWAT, the Tiger vs Karissma, Siki Osama Jr., Toro Bill Jr.
3) Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro, Sangre Azteca vs Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde, Leono
4) La Mascara, Mistico, Negro Casas vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Shocker vs Mascara Ano 2000

MORA (TUE) 04/17 Auditorio de Tijuana [Maquiavelico_TJ]
1) Hijo de Rey Misterio, Nicho, Rey Misterio vs Black Panther II, Ohara, Okumura
2) Mistico & Volador Jr. vs Averno & Tarzan Boy

The Gladiatores also have interviews from the Lucha Libre Expo press conference. Podcasts don’t work well for me – there’s no translation button on my iPod – but I’m going to try to listen to these over the weekend. If you listen to them and hear anything neat, feel free to explain it to me.

Notice that Gladiatores is covering the expo and Pancracio is sponsoring the show (as is Super Luchas) – what exactly am *I* doing for you? I think I’m a slacker.

It looks like IWRG and CMLL will both be running shows at the expo Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and obviously Friday’s the busy day with Mistico there (in the afternoon, so he should still be good for the Mexico show later.) Everyone’s signing autographs and later wrestling, and the cards themselves seem pretty decent. IWRG is even doing a cage match on Saturday. This is the same weekend as the Luchas 2000 show, so lots of wrestling.

AAA posted photos from it’s last taping.

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