11/13: Gudalajara, TNA, Santo, Tulancingo, magazines, Demon

CMLL (SUN) 11/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [ix @ box y lucha]
1) Milenio b Virgo
2) Depredador (Guadalajara) & Exterminador b Ebola & Golden
3) Infierno & Malefico b Gallo & Mach 1
4) Maximo, Metal Blanco, Super Nova b Angel Blanco, Toxico, Virus
5) Alex Koslov, Rayman, Rey Bucanero b Black Warrior, Hijo de Lizmark, Texano Jr.

Mach I turned on Gallo, so there’s the rooster’s next feud. Warrior pinned Rayman in the main and asked for a title shot. That’s the tag titles, right?

You know how I said it’d be cooler if Dr. Wagner wandered thru TNA instead of Konnan Big. He (and Silver King) did and it was. Though they argue with James Storm, they’ll be facing AJ Styles and Samoa Joe on 12/14 (at this point.)

Box Y Lucha has a three part interview with Nigma about his career, and with Juvi about the show he’s promoting on Saturday.

Ovaciones previews tonight’s Arena Mexico show by hyping Mistico and teasing a Valiente/Sangre title match spinning out of the main event. That would be fun.

The unnamed Japaneses wrestler El Hijo del Santo will face (and beat) on Wednesday for the WBC lucha championship turns out to be Gran Hamada.

El Sol de Tulancingo has a multipart series about lucha libre in Tulancingo. I can find links to part 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Magazines
Box Y Lucha 2844 has Pimpi claiming discrimination and Babe Face in bad shape
Luchas 2000 #394 has Valiente winning a mask (over Explosion 2000 on November 1, in Aguascalientes) and LA Park
super luchas #239 has an interivew with Dr. Wagner.

Add:

Almost forgot about this – Blue Demon Jr. renewed his deal with Coca Cola for the Full Throttle drink. Notice how the press release talks about the deal being done with Blue Demon Jr. and no one else is mentioned.

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11/11 AAA TV Results (Irapuato)

Previous: 10/18 (Aguascalientes), 10/20 (Orizaba, Veracruz), 10/26

AAA TV (SUN) 11/11 Instalaciones del Inforum de Irapuato [superluchas]
1) La Parkita, Mascarita Divina, Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria
2) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu b Extreme Tiger, Halloween, TJ Extreme
3) Electro Shock & Zorro b Charly Manson & Chessman
4) Brazo de Plata & Super Fly b Antifaz, Head Hunter I, Ozz
5) Decnnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido b Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo
6) Zorro b Cibernetico

Projected Air Date (#655)
Mexico: 11/25
US: 12/15

Mesais was declared unable to wrestle, so Zorro took the match with the promise of getting a title shot if he beat Cibernetico. He did, with Konnan’s help. That so perfectly sets up the future matches, it had to be the plan all along.

Scorpio pinned Alan with the ropes.

Fourth match was missing Elegidio (who was taken out by the rudos before the match), Abismo Negro and Kenzo Suzuki (replaced by Headhunter and Ozz.) The original Mosco de la Merced also made an appearance with the rudos – I wonder if they were just trying to round up enough guys for this match and ended up with too many rudos, because it doesn’t appear Mosco did anything but show up. Porky still ended up flattening the rudos for the win.

Second and third matches were connected with run-ins. Chessman accidently hit Halloween when going for Scoria in his seugnda, leading Halloween to cost Chessman the tercera. TJ Extreme is Tijuana wrestler TJ Power, taking Nicho’s spot.

Divina beat Mini Abismo in the opener.

Upcoming Tapings
11/15 Xalapa
11/19 Domo de la Feria, Leon
11/30 Centro de Convenciones de Ciudad Madero

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Konnan Big in TNA?

I was hoping this “Konnan Big to TNA Mexico’s show” was some message board fiction. I had read about the pre-show bit with the Spanish announce crew and a Random Mexican, but didn’t put it together till the photos and post on superluchas.

LAX ended up confronting Konnan Big. I don’t know why I’m brining this up right here, but Konnan Big and Mr. Texas feuded over the FILL Heavyweight Championship in 2005. So, if one the members of LAX had secretly been Mr. Texas, that may be the connection that got him here.

Why in the world would TNA bring in Konnan Big? He got over as a local star because he was pushed insanely hard versus local TV celebrities – he got over because the promoter decided they’d do whatever it take to get him over (and look at how ACM is doing now). He can’t work, he wasn’t a good promo, all he had was a look – which apparently hasn’t meant much since leaving NICE, since he’s done almost nothing. Maybe that’s why he was here – Wagner/Aguila/Abismo/Mistico/whomever else had actual bookings and Konnan Big was available.

This would’ve been cool with Dr. Wagner Jr. Konnan Big, not so cool. TNA, not so cool. Writing two posts a day about this TNA in Mexico show which I still don’t see how is going to draw a soul, not so cool.

This bit didn’t make the TNA PPV and so I think it’s just publicity for the TNA Mexico shows – maybe they’ll splice it into their broadcast of the show. If that’s it, then was just probably not worth the effort but nothing horrible. If they use him on TV, and the tapings are the next couple of days, then TNA is crazier than usual.

(I’m sure Konnan Big is a wonderful person.)

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11/12: Park back to CMLL, Coliseo, GNL

This weekend, CMLL.com announced LA Park will return to Arena Mexico on 11/30. This puts a knife in the Todos X Todos show, since (teased) Park/Santo was supposed to draw and Park’s not working that show if he’s back in CMLL. I don’t know if Todos X Todos will happen; it doesn’t have much of a chance of success unless they change the format.

CMLL (SUN) 11/11 Arena Coliseo
1) Tiger Kid & Trueno b Polvora & Vaquero
2) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, Marcela b Amapola, La Nazi, Medussa
3) Leono, Mascara Purpura, Stuka Jr. DQ Euforia, Mr. Mexico, Nosferatu
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b La Mascara, Sagrado, Ultimo Dragon
5) Damian 666, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila b Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr.

So, we’re heading to a Shocker/Perro hair match as the main event of the End Of Year Sure. No, really! Perro may have been goofing around more with the camera people during this match.

Mr. Mexico fouled Leono in that match.

CMLL (WED) 11/07 Auditorio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi [El Sol De SLP]
4) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Máximo b Black Warrior, Loco Max, Sangre Azteca
5) Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Lizmark Jr., Olímpico, Último Guerrero

CMLL LLA (SUN) 11/11 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon [RFC]
1) Angel Dorado Jr. & Beto Alcala b Black Soul & Voltaje Negro
2) Flecha Azul, Furor, Galactar b Regio Boy, Rey Apostol, Voltaje Negro
3) Bengali, Crazy Demon, Tacua b Hijo del Espanto II, Memo Valles, Pancho Tequila
4) Gitano, Golden Boy, Rey Hechizero b Orientale I, Orientale II, Tigre Universitario
5) Blue Panther & Dr. Wagner Jr. b Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL.com mentions Sunday Coliseo shows are moving to Arena Mexico on 12/02, so all the talk about the work getting done quicker seems to be wrong. (Also, all the talk about them already moving all shows to Arena Mexico is wrong – Sunday’s still in Coliseo till the end of the month.)

12/15 TNA Toreo de Cuatro Caminos changes: TNA now lists Mr. Aguila as wrestling, and not Mistico or Abismo Negro. They’ve got a month to keep changing their minds.

Arena Mexico will be accepting canned food for flood victims today.

ABC.es has a Q&A with a mask collector in Spain.

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11/11: DeporTV, Accion, lineups, FSE

Ovaciones didn’t update their lucha stuff for Sunday. I never wrote about Arturo’s column but there’s not much to write. He promises Irapuato results on Monday, that’ll be good.

DeportTV: they extended the deadline to 6:30pm. So if you taped this and didn’t watch it live, you had a whole 90 minutes to watch it if you recorded it on TV. This despite it being on the internet forever and ever when they put up on Thursday. This means I may miss this show in future weeks.

Tuesday’s crowd looks like a usual Tuesday’s Coliseo crowd in Arena Meixco (empty in some shots, very empty in other shots)

4) Ephesto, Máscara Año 2000, Sangre Azteca b Felino, Mictlan, Sagrado
– not much of note. Rudos win with everyoneg etting pinned at the same time.

2) Atomo, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito b Mini Black Warrior, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
– no Atomo and very little Warrior highlights. Atomo does appear to be tiny. Usual tag stuff from the other four. Dragon does a pescado, and we miss Olimpico’s dive.

3) Fabián el Gitano, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Loco Max, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura
– Loco Max is black Spiderman. We get a run of Stuka offense, and Valiente monkey flipping Stuka off the apron into a dive – that’s nuts. Valiente gets in Asai Moonsault of his own. Stuka beats Loco Max for the match.

5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Shocker b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Universo 2000
– Lots of Dos/Universo. Warrior and Panther still appear to be feuding, and Dos’ finisher still appears to be having his German suplex blocked so he can do something else.

Accion:

CMLL Main Event – they had to find a photo of Texano. Some wrestling, some Perros goffing around for the cameras. Negro and Panther tap out Texano and Aguila with cross armbreaker variants, and that’s it. I think we’re supposed to be intrigued by Shocker/Perro at this point.

AAA for Orizaba: Electro, Mesais, Zorro vs Parka, Octagon, Gronda – so we see the Hell Brothers in the ring and Kenzo, Niebla, Konnan, and X-Pac all wandering to ringside. Not sure they used the right graphic. Maybe they did, it’s tough to tell with AAA. Anyway, HBs get beat up some and there’s no apparent finish.

Notable cards for next week, most from SuperLuchas

CMLL (MON) 11/12 Arena Puebla
1) Centella de Oro, Lestat, SWAT vs Furia Chicana, Kraken, Maniacop
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Princesa Blanca vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei
3) Felino, La Sombra, Sagrado vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Alex Koslov, Blue Panther, Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Olímpico, Toscano
5) Shocker vs Último Guerrero

CMLL (TUE) 11/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Virgo
2) Nube Roja vs Exterminador
3) El Lider vs Asesino Negro
4) Leon Blanco, Mascara Purpura, Máximo vs Máscara Mágica, Shigeo Okumura, Texano
5) Rey Bucanero & Shocker vs Atlantis & Toscano

CMLL (THU) 11/15 Arena Neza
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Pólvora & Vaquero
2) Ohara, Shigeo Okumura, Súper Comando vs Ángel Azteca Jr., Metálico, Stuka Jr.
3) Pequeño Olímpico vs Gitanito [mask]
4) Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Terrible vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Universo 2000

Gitanito will go from debuting to losing his mask in 53 days, should Mini Olimpico happen to beat him.

CMLL (THU) 11/15 Arena Xalapa
1) Gabriel o Gabriela & Gore vs Crazyman & Rey Garfio Jr.
2) Cosmos, Jaguar, Samuray vs Caballero Negro Jr., Guerrero del Infierno, Perro Mocho Jr.
3) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Mascara Purpura, Stuka Jr., Valiente
4) Mistico, Rey Bucanero, Shocker vs Averno, Black warrior, Ultimo Guerrero
5) LA Park vs Pierroth [hair, mask]

no word if Pierroth will wrestle in the US with his hair

IWRG (THU) 11/15 Arena Naucalpan
1) Latin Brother vs Rockero del Diablo
2) Golem & Kid Tiger vs Judas el Traidor & Puma King
3) Freelance, Multifacetico, Veneno vs Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro, Radioactivo
4) Bogeman, Fantasma de la Ópera, Negro Navarro vs Black Terry, Capitan Muerte, Enterrador 2000
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver King vs Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

Silver King returns to Mexico, faces Diamanata Juniors, immediately books ticket back to Japan

CMLL (SUN) 11/18 Arena Coliseo
1) Atomo & Fantasy vs Fire & Pequeno Black Warrior
2) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
3) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Mictlán vs Euforia, Mr. México, Nosferatu
4) Felino, La Máscara, Negro Casas vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Sangre Azteca
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Shocker vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Texano Jr.

This week, the tecnicos make Leono look not as bad in comparision.

IWRG (SUN) 11/18 Arena Naucalpan
1) ? & Latin Brother vs Puma King & Rockero del Diablo
2) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Halcon Salvaje vs Kratos, Trauma I, Trauma II
3) Filoso, Golem, Kid Tiger vs Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro, Radioactivo
4) Fantasma de la Ópera, Freelance, Multifacetico vs Black Terry, Sasaki, Yamato
5) Hijo del Cien Caras, Pierroth, Villano III vs Bogeman, El Hijo del Solitario, Pantera

Traumas return!

CMLL FSE #66 (because what I have on lucha times is way off for some reason)
10/14 (2) India Sioux, Lady Apache, Luna Magica b Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
10/14 (4) Mephisto, Texano Jr., Tozcano b Heavy Metal, La Máscara, La Sombra

Last week’s was goofed up as well – there was a Super Comando trios show from 10/07. It’s on the recaps to come.

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11/10 NWA Midwest/NWA Pro show in Hammond, IN

I got lost. I got lost while listening to a radio program about GPS car navigation. I tried to use my phone GPS navigation to get unlost while the radio show discussed how awful phone GPS navigation can be. I still made it in plenty of time.

Attendance guess is 600. Considering what they were charging for tickets ($22 to $42), they still might have done some good money. Crowd was a weird mix of indy fans, Mexican lucha libre fanatics, and kids. Crowd was as easy as I’ve ever seen – there were some angles during the night that might have gotten groans from different people, but the people (and particularly the kids) were totally into.

Show was scheduled to start at 7. Being an indy show, it started a bit after 7pm. They had a nice setup, with guardrails around the ring and down the entranceway. They had a camera (and spotlight) on the upper bowl and a handheld camera at ringside. Timekeeper looked oddly familiar. We got a ten bell salute for Moolah, the Mexican National Anthem (which wasn’t announced in English before hand, so it took about 10 seconds for everyone to realize they ought to be standing for this song), and the US National Anthem.

Show was run better than any lucha show I can remember going to. They had a match, it was over, adn then they had someone introduce the next match instead of everyone sitting around for ten minutes. It’s CRAZY.

1) Skullkrusher over Tyler Black – basic coward heel (Black) vs cartoony power wrestler (Skullkrusher) match. The eight year near me for this (and the rest of the show) made it far more fun than it would’ve been otherwise. Black got the heat by posting ‘krusher on the outside, and Skullkrusher came back to win (in a method I forget to write down)

2) ??? vs Misterioso – no idea who this was, didn’t catch the name and wasn’t on the original lineup. Misterioso’s apparently won his mask back, again. He ran wild early, mystery indy heel took over for a long stretch with strength stuff (a few burts of comeback mixed in.) Match dragged a bit, particularlly in a lengthy bearhug where the fans were rooting for a comeback but Misterioso was instead fading away. Mystery heel powerbombed Misterioso in the middle of the ring, walked around the ring to tell everyone he was going to do it again, and Misterioso reversed it into a ‘rana for the winning pin.

3) Roughneck Ryan vs Metal Master – Roughneck Ryan’s music goes from the Bonaza theme into random metal, and he so should’ve stuck with Bonaza. He looks less like the missing member of Disorderly Conduct and more like a four generation Bobby Duncam Jr. clone (though with an odd German flag tattoo on his right leg.) Match seemed good while it lasted. Masters sent Ryan out, followed with a pescado and guys alternated in whipping the other guy into the rail until the ten count. (Double countout.)

4) Jason Dukes vs Special E – Since I’ve last seen Dukes (a while), he’s gone from being a fat guy to a guy who’s only fat compared to other wrestlers, he’s dyed his hair Ric Flair blond, got the robe too, and at least for this show has a new manager – Davari! Special E is the Eugene gimmick, but maybe the “U-Gene” name didn’t get cleared. He was wearing something like his superhero outfit and brought a dog stuff animal. The match itself was the extended dance remix of every Eugene Heat match ever. Test of strength dancing, riding his opponent like a horse, all the usual spots. After the Hogan Comeback spot, he’s added Cena’s back suplex into a powerbomb and the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Just when he was going for the airplane spin, Davari grabbed the dog and yanked his head off. Stuffing flew everyone, it was so sad. Dukes got the rollup win.

5) Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre) vs the Real American Heroes (Joey Ryan & Karl Anderson) for the NWA Tag Team Titles – Joey’s Real American look is great. The lucha fans wanted someone lucha to root for at this point, and the rest of the fans were willing to boo the people with the USA flags. Los Luchas flattened Ryan and Anderson with tope con giros to start the match, destroyed Ryan in the ring for a couple minutes, and hit their double springboardy finish, but Anderson pulled out the ref, which was somehow a DQ.

Los Luchas complain about all the cheap finishes in their title matches and demand the match continue, no DQ. The ref goses along with this, and the match restarts with more dives.

6) Match goes a lot longer, of course – good, fast paced match that keeps moving. Los Luchas go for their springboardy finish on Anderson early, but Ryan and the Evil Fat Manager yank them off the ropes to get control. Skipping ahead to the end, Phoenix Star has Ryan beat, so the Evil Fat Manager hits the ring and breaks up the pin. Phoenix Star works over the manager in the corner, but turns into an Anderson chair shot to the head. (get your hands up!) That’s good enough for three. Zokre takes out both Ryan and Anderson post match, and Adam Pearce runs down to uneven the numbers. Heels have control for a couple moments, but X-Pac runs out to make the save. (Crowd goes nuts – yes, X-Pac as a wildly over face.) X-Pac wants to do his title match Right Now, but Pearce decides to leave.

That’s the cue for intermission. X-Pac sells $10 photos at the merchandise table, and is taking pictures for the entire intermission. He did some pretty good business.

7) Rocky Romero & Magno vs Cassandro & TJ Perkins – Romero does NOT have the CMLL Super Liegro Championship (given all the NWA midwest belts showing up in the first half of the show, was nearly an upset), but he does have Scorpio Jr.’s music and one Intocable-style dance move. TJ Perkins replaced Cobra II. Incognito missed the show, or he was just living the name a bit too soon. They worked this complete lucha style, Cassandro & Perkins as the tecnicos and Romero & Magno doing the long beatdown. Cassandro got over well with this crowd, and he and Perkins won with clean cradles.

8) X-Pac vs Adam Pearce for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship – X-Pac has no (announced) weight, green and black gear with “Pac” on it, and the DX music. I guess you can do that? Both NWA and AAA are doing it. This was a nice back and forth match with neither guy getting much lengthy control. X-Pac missed on the Bronco Buster early, so the rest of the match was about getting back to that spot and hitting it. After Pac did, he got the X-Factor, covered and the Real American Heroes ran in for the DQ. This is where I think another crowd would’ve rolled their eyes and groaned, but the people here were still into it, and went nuts when Los Luchas made the save. The Evil Fat Manager got the Bronco Buster to finish him off.

9) Super Parka & Nicho vs LA Park & Blue Demon Jr. – Super Parka won his mask back too! Amazing. As usual, Nicho came to the ring wearing his mask and took it off after being announced. LA Park was announced as that name. Blue Demon Jr. has Full Throttle ads on his trunks. Nicho cut a promo on Blue Demon before the match, and it started as a total lucha brawl, even into the crowd for a bit. Match settled enough down for LA Park to get in his usual spots in the ring. Referee was an indy one, not a lucha one, and occasionally befuddled about what he had wandered into (like when Park had him beating up the rudos.) The teams changed corners during the match, which was amusing. Match broke down late with the introduction of a chair. Nicho went to hit Park, got Super Parka, and Demon took him outside. They brawled as Park hit the corkscrew plancha for the win. Nicho ran for his life to the back, Demon chased him, and Park beat up Super Parka a little more and celebrated alone in the ring (highlight: pole dancing.)

Show wrapped up at 10:22.

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quick results from 11/10 NWA Pro/NWA Midwest in Hammond

taped for Colours network (“late December” air date)

1) Skullkrusher (c) b Tyler Black [NWA HEARTLAND]
2) Misterioso I b ??? (indy wrestler)
3) Metal Master DCO Roughneck Ryan [NWA MIDWEST HEAVY]
4) Jason Dukes b Special E (Eugene, didn’t use ‘U-Gene’)
5) Phoenix Star & Zokre DQ Joey Ryan & Karl Anderson [NWA TAG]
restart
6) Joey Ryan & Karl Anderson b Phoenix Star & Zokre [NWA TAG, No DQ]
intermission
7) Cassandro & TJ Perkins b Rocky Romero & Magno
8) X-Pac DQ Adam Pearce [NWA HEAVY]
9) Blue Demon Jr., LA Park b Nicho, Super Parka

Fun show. Professional show.

More detailed stuff in the morning (probably)

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11/10: Mexico, lineups, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 11/09 Arena Mexico [ovaciones, ESTO]
1) Atomo & Mascarita Dorada b Mini Black Warrior & Mini Damian 666
2) Amapola b Dark Angel, Princesa Sujei, Marcela, Hiroka, Luna Magica, Mima Shimoda, Rosa Negra [ciber]
3) Alex Koslov, Felino, Volador Jr. DQ Misterioso II, Olimpico, Sangre Azteca
4) Black Warrior, Lizmark Jr., Ultimo Guerrero b Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero, Sombra
5) Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Shocker b Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila, Texano Jr.

Misterioso hit the referee to end his match.

Cibernetico came down to Amapola and Dark Angel, who came up just short again. Title match next week.

CMLL (TUE) 11/13 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Super Tri, Super Camaleon vs Caligula, Messala
2) Shockercito, Pequeno Olimpico, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mini Damian 666, Pierrothito, Mini VIolencia
3) Leono, Tony Rivera, Fabian el Gitano vs Loco Max, Nitro, Arkangel
4) Sombra, La Mascara, Felino vs Damian 666, Terrible, Ohara
5) Mistico, Marco Corelone, Valiente vs Ultimo Guerrero, Black Warrior, Sangre Azteca

This is Valiente’s big main event shot. (Though Sangre’s there too. It IS a Tuesday.) Do Super Tri and Super Camaleon actually exist?

CMLL (FRI) 11/16 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Rayo Tapatio I, Rayo Tapatio II vs Polvora, Vaquero
2) Super Nova, Metalico, Neutron vs Virus, Nitro, Loco Max
3) Volador Jr., Sagrado, Valiente vs Mephisto, Ephesto, Misterioso II
4) Lady Apache vs Amapola [CMLL WOMEN]
5) Rey Bucnaero, Sombra, Shocker vs Toscano, Lizmark, Black Warrior
6) Mistico, Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr. vs Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Averno

Unless they juggle things, this means the cibernetico will air on CAN52 and the title match it sets up MAY air on the main show. That’s a bit annoying.

Marco Corelone in a suit.

CMLL Guerrreros del Ring #103 has
11/02 Mexico: Máximo, Sagrado, Último Dragón b Averno, Mephisto, Olimpico
11/04 Coliseo: Atlantis, Lizmark Jr., Último Guerrero b Blue Panther, Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero
No Outside The Ring bit again. Maybe it’s been canceled.

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November Lucha shows in the Chicago area.

There’s a run of them all of the sudden. Or I haven’t been paying attention. Each is easily possible. These are the four I know about right now

The NWA Pro/NWA Midwest show is Saturday in Hammond, IN. (map) Here’s the final card

1) The Skullkrusher vs Tyler Black [NWA HEARTLAND]
2) Jay Ryan vs The Metal Master [NWA MIDWEST HEAVY]
3) U-Gene Dinsmore vs Jason Dukes
4) Misterioso Sr., Magno vs El Dandy, Incognito
5) Adam Pearce vs X-Pac [NWA WORLD HEAVY]
6) Karl Anderson, Joey Ryan vs Phoenix Star, Zokre [NWA TAG]
7) Cassandro vs Cobra II vs Rocky Romero
8) Blue Demon Jr., LA Park vs Nicho, Super Parka

The poster includes Sicodelcio Jr. and Rob Conway – just a little outdated.

The Gary Post-Tribune has the same basic preview that’s been posted mentioned elsewhere.

They’ve got the building set up for 4,800. It’ll be interesting to see how they draw. Anyone else going? The card itself doesn’t feature anything I haven’t seen live (except maybe El Dandy) or anything I know is going to be blow away awesome, so I mostly interested in going just because I haven’t gone to a show in quite some time and have nothing better to do.

Naturally, someone’s running a lucha show at Congress Theater on Sunday. You’d think this would be a weekend to avoid, but you’re not promoting lucha shows in Chicago.

1) Silueta Azul, Galactivo vs Tigre Oriental, Bomanunta
2) Impact Rojo, Tigre vs Bazooka, Mr. Ceraje
3) Silueta Dorada, Pone El Suuuuuelta vs Angel de la Muerte, Pentagono del Infierno
4) Great Malaky, Great Cheyenne vs Atlo, La Princesa
5) Discovery, Samuary vs El Reo, Infernal
6) Huracan Ramriez Jr., Huracan Ramirez vs Guerrerio del Futuro, Aguila del America

If you’re flying in Huracan Ramirez, are you really flying in anyone? No offense to the Huracan Ramirez clones out there reading this, but it’s basically a random guy in a Huracan Ramirez mask, and one of a dozen different guys under the mask. You don’t really need plane tickets, just the masks. I hope they’re not flying someone in.

That’s not all! This thread says someone (else) is running Congress on 11/23 (the Friday after Thanksgiving, which is a smart day)

4) Super Muneco, Octagoncito vs Lucifer, Guerrerito del Futuro
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Lizmark vs Villano III, Hijo de Cien Caras

Eh.

A promotion I’m unfamiliar with at a location I don’t know is also running a lucha show with local names only on 11/30 (Fri). I’ve at least heard of the guys

1) Spider Boy vs Quiet Storm
2) Samuray del Sol vs Isasis Velaquez
3) Ultimo Akara vs Lamar Titan
4) Bazzuka, Reo vs Impacto Rojo, Angel del Infierno
5) Sulieta Dorada, Pentagon vs Pepe Suavesito, Mr. Coraje
6) Dorado, Discovery vs Aguila del America, Infernal

Since a lot of the top guys are repeats from this Sunday’s Congress show, I wonder if there’s same promoter? Who can say. If I had any idea where this neighborhood was, I’d be more interested in going than either of the Congress shows. I’m down on the whole Congress Theater experience at this point and don’t feel like trucking down there for average cards. On the other hand, this location appears to be a random warehouse with not much parking nearby, which presents it’s own issues.

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11/09: Neza, new CMLL wrestlers, Blue Demon Jr. at a gas station near you

CMLL (THU) 11/01 Arena Neza Results [the Gladiatores]
1) Diturbio b Angus
2) Hermano Muerte I b El Extrano
3) Mini Olimpico, Bracito de Oro, Bam Bam DQ Mini Damian 666, Gitanito, Pequeno Violencia
4) Stuka Jr., Super Nova, Sagrado b Skandalo, Virus, Dr. X
5) Shocker, Dos Caras Jr., La Mascara b Toscano, Olimpico, Black Warrior

Tecnicos won the first fall of the minis match, and rudos got themselves DQed throwing Mini Olimpico out of the ring onto Bam Bam.

CMLL (SUN) 11/04 Arena Neza Lineup [the Gladiatores]
1) Insecto, Ambar b Black Danger, Black Heart
2) Principe Celeste, Lobo Azul b Luis Cirio, Tony Cirio
3) Dr. Karonte Jr., Luis Cirio Jr. b Super Tri, Chac-Mol
4) Ramstein, Apocalipsis, Super Comando DQ Maximo, Rayo Tapatio I, Rayo Tapatio II
5) Lizmark Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis DQ Negro Casas, Blue Panther, Rey Bucanero

Ramstein faked a foul from Maximo. Ultimo Guerrero faked a foul in the main event as well.

A couple of the newer CMLL guys are profiled today. Ovaciones writes about Atomo. He’s 18 and 1.15m (3′ 9″) tall. If that’s accurate, he’s significantly smaller than Mascarita Sagrada original (1.35m) and Tzuki (1.21m) Atomo says he’s from Torreon where he wrestled as Morito. I do remember seeing KeMorito once mentioned; I went to search my results before I realized search was done. Stupid database connection. Ultimo Guerrero discovered Atomo, and he’s not the Atomo of the 80s, obviously.

ESTO profiles Diamante Negro Jr., who’s dropped the Jr. at least for this interview. That seems to be common practice for names that didn’t have big runs in Mexico City. The diamond on Negro’s mask has five sides, which are said to represent passion, aggressiveness, strength, dedication, and professionalism. (As opposed to people who have a diamond on their mask just because they think it looks cool.) Diamante Negro previously wrestled as Zaracatan Jr.

The director who’s finished the Atlantis direct to home DVD movie wants to do one with the Dinamitas next and Perro Aguayo Jr. next.

Another (or the same but related differently) Blue Demon Jr. interview as hype for his appearances in Atlantis this weekend. It’s too late to tell you this now, but Blue Demon Jr. was signing autographs at a BP gas station yesterday. Lots of Wal-Marts on his schedule.

I keep forgetting to write about this (because I can’t find the link), but Blue Demon Jr. graffiti-ed Santo’s store in Mexico City last week, as hype for the Todos X Todos show. You know, the show where those two guys may or may not actually face each other. It actually wouldn’t surprise me if they did face each other and they just did a horrible job of building up.

Gladiatores (Lord_Grishnack @ Satanico’s Mansion) have talked to the TNA Latin American promoters and they’re saying AJ Styles vs Mistico is still in negotiations. Dr. Wagner Jr. is scheduled to face Samoa Joe on the Monterrey show – maybe Joe can not win heavyweight championships in three different countries this year.

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