10/03: Park/Santo, Coliseo, Leon, Puebla, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey, Aficion

Ovaciones clarifies that the Santo vs Parka mask match is with LA Park, not La Parka Jr. (That seemed clear to me in the original story, since they did use LA Park’s real name and all.) Otherwise, they confirm the story, but now there’s no set date – LA Park says it could be December or January. No date and no building and no signed contract so far.

Ovaciones also writes about Pena’s Minis as hype for the tribute show.

CMLL (TUE) 10/02 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Tiger Kid DQ Artillero & Vaquero
2) Mini Violencia & Pierrothito b Bam Bam & Mini Olimpico
3) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, Marcela b Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
4) Virus b Valiente and Super Nova and Loco Max and Trueno and Angel Azteca Jr. and Euforia and Metalico and Astro Boy and Nosferatu and Skandalo and Stuka Jr. [Reyes del Aire]
5) Mistico, Sagrado, Volador Jr. b Misterioso II, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

Teams ended up Metalico, Super Nova, Trueno, Virus, Nosferatu, Skandalo versus Valiente, Angel Azteca Jr., Star Boy, Stuka Jr., Loco Max, Euforia. Virus beat Valiente to win it.

Mini Rudos snuck in a low blow on Bam Bam.

Molotov got hurt in the opener, leaving it two on one. The rudos still lost when Artillero yanked Tiger Kid’s mask.

The AAA Functions Blog has lots of photos from last week’s AAA taping, while AAA’s site has posted Verano de Escandlo photos.

AAA (MON) 10/01 Domo de la Feria de Leon
1) Relampago & Tiempo Negro b Nahuales I & Nahuales II
2) Fuerza K-9, Krimen, Maquina Infernal b Bobby Lee Jr, Rey Leon, Skud
3) Mascarita Divina & Octagoncito b Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman
4) Fabi Apache & Martha Villalobos b Mujer Demente & Rossy Moreno
5) Elegido, Intocable, Zorro b Alan Stone, Scorpio Jr., Super Calo
6) Chessman & Cibernetico b Head Hunter I & Kenzo Suzuki

Kenzo replaced Mesias. Espiritu interfered in the main event, which didn’t actually help much. Fabi and Martha won their match in straight falls.

CMLL (MON) 10/01 Arena Puebla [hugo999
1) Blue Center & SWAT b Ares & Karissma
2) Batman, Lestat, the Tigre b Espiritu Maligno, Kraken, Negro Navarro
3) Felino, Mascara Purpura, Stuka Jr. DQ Euforia, Nosferatu, Skandalo
4) Sangre Azteca, Toscano, Universo 2000 b Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero, Siki Osama
5) Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero b Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Shocker

Lizmark Jr. wasn’t cleared to wrestle – Atlantis replaced him – but I guess he technically just wasn’t clear to take bumps, since he thrashed Blue Panther on the outside during the match. Click on the link, take a look at the pictures, and figure out what those brown splotches on Blue Panther’s back are – I have no clue.

Siki Osama replaced Heavy Metal – must’ve been a last minute thing for no one to be moved up to his place. Nosferatu fouled Pupura in the third to get the DQ.

AAA (MON) 10/01 Cancha de Futbol Rap, Nuevo Laredo [rfc]
1) Baby Rap, Rey Cometa, Tigre Cota b Mosco de la Merced AAA, Rio Bravo, Tito Santana II
2) Maravilla Lopez b Hombre Sin Miedo
3) Casandro, La Diabolica, Viper 2007 b el Brazo, Pimpinela Escarlata, Sexy Star
4) Alebrije, Brazo de Plata, Sangre Chicana b Monsther, Pirata Morgan, Psicosis II

That second match finish directly sets up next week’s semimain:

AAA (MON) 10/08 Cancha de Futbol Rap Nuevo Laredo
[RFC]
1) ?, Halloween, Xtreme Tiger vs Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera
2) Maravilla Lopez vs Hombre Sin Miedo [mask]

indy (TUE) 10/02 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC
1) Corazon de Adictro, Dr. Tormenta, Hijo de Trueno DQ Guerrero Griego, Hijo de Espanto II, Mr. Cuervo
2) Difunto II & Herodes b Golden Boy & Pancho Tequila
3) Somoano b Bam Bam (Monterrey)

Dr. Tormenta turned on his teammates in his match. Herodes beat Pancho Tequila, setting up

indy (SUN) 10/07 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Pancho Tequila vs Herodes [FILL SH]
2) Hijo de Solitario vs Rene Guajardo Jr.

CMLL (SUN) 10/07 Arena Solidaridad [RFC]
1) Mini Cibernetico & Mini Hator vs ? & ??
2) Caifan I, Difunto I, Diluvio negro I vs Los Divos
3) Brazo de Platino, Maximo, Super Brazo vs ?, Aventurero, Sergio Romo
4) Hator, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Texano Jr. vs Diluvio Negro II, Felino, Heavy Metal

CMLL (TUE) 10/02 Arena Aficion [GALENODELMAL @ box y lucha]
1) Aero Boy & Konamy b Ragde & Violento Jack
2) Cholo & Fantasma de la Opera b Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Arenita & Furia Extreme b La Chona & Sexy Geminis
4) Enfermero Jr., Huracan Ramriez Jr., Vampiro (indy) b Cerebro Negro, Negro Navarro, Radioactivo
5) Mistico & Sangre Azteca DQ Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Mascara [ri]

Finish of the main event was Mistico yanking Wagner’s mask, Wagner fouling Mistico, and the foul being called. Opener, including Bihari’s favorite wrestler, was said to be quite awful.

CMLL (THU) 10/04 Arena Neza [Heri 99]
1) Rayo Tapatio I, Rayo Tapatio II, Tiger Kid vs Apocalipsis, Artillero, Ramstein
2) Bracito de Oro, Fantasy, Pequeno Olimpico vs Gitanito, Pequeno Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Felino, Leono, Mictlan vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico
4) La Mascara, Sagrado, Shocker vs Averno, Black Warrior, Tozcano

CMLL PYCV (SUN) 10/28 Poliforum Zamna de Merida [YUCACOOL @ el Martiente]
1) Cobraman, Estrella de Fuego, Misterio Maya vs Gamos el Centauro, Mensajero del Diablo, Proverbio
2) Corazon Rockero, Espartanto I, Krishna vs Halcon Rojo, Halcon Rojo Jr., Lobo Salvaje
3) Black Soul & Titanik vs Chupacabras & Guerrero Blanco
4) Hijo de Pierroth & Pierroth vs Cachorro Jr. & Rebelde Punk
5) Sombra, Super Nova, Valiente vs Azhor, Euforia, Virus
6) Averno, Hijo de Lizmark, Ultimo Guerrero vs Perro Aguayo Jr., Terrible, Villano V

There’s YouTube Clips of Averno & Mistico in GDL on Sunday (swatcat @ Satanico’s mansion) and photos of the show (Mayu @ el Martiene)

Laguna area wrestler Diamante Negro is headed to Mexico City to train with CMLL. He was invited in by Ultimo Guerrero, and is coming off winning the Reyes de Aeros at AOL.

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10/02: Wagner rumors, Park/Santo mask match?, Monterrey

Arturo’s Tuesday column makes note of Dr. Wagner’s unhappiness with CMLL.

Record (via Pegasso Original @ LMdL) has a note about Santo facing La Park in a mask match on 12/01. It reads to me like they’re floating the idea to see who bites, rather than having everything locked down.

Edit: dime_vakerochris transcribed the article on the ByL forum. After reading the article, it seems a lot more definite than I had already thought.

I wonder if this is connected with the World Boxing Council/Erik Morales promoting wrestling news from last month. That’d provide the money for this match and the building they’re talking about running (Palacio de Deportes or Toreo de Cuatro Caminos)

AAA (SUN) 09/30 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Criminal & Virtual X b Baby Fox & Dr. Cianuro
2) Mercurio & the Beast b Aguila Extrema & Ramses
3) Monje Negro Jr. b Rey Infernal [bull terrier]
4) Pirata Morgan & Sangre Chicana DQ Rey Cometa & Super Fly
5) Alebrije, Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata b Antifaz, Casandro, Monsther

Casandro was said to be really good. He and Monsther have restarted on the road over the last couple of weeks.

AAA (TUE) 10/02 Casino Los Fresnos [mariotepicense @ El Martiente]
1) La Sombra (Tepic), Loco Gonzalez, Muerte Negra vs Gallego, Mario Mora, Mr. Condor
2) Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman vs Chavo Santana & Nino Suicida
3) Cuervo & Ozz vs Laredo Kid & Super Fly
4) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Chris Stone & Super Calo [AAA TAG]
5) Kenzo Suzuki & X-Pac vs Cibernetico & La Parka Jr.

X-Pac seems to be the fill in for all of Mesias’ spot show dates.

Lots of pictures of the last AAA taping at El Martiente, via Jofran_Mascaras, and IWRG pictures from Mr. Reyes @ Box Y Lucha. Looks like Black Terry vs Fantasma de la Opera was set up there – for this Thursday, perhaps?

Mil Mascaras talked about his career at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, as part of their month of Cultural Diffusion.

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10/01: Coliseo, Guadalajara, El Paso

CMLL (SUN) 09/30 Arena Coliseo [ova, alexrace23]
1) Bam Bam & Fantasy b Fire & Mr. Aguilita
2) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, Marcela b Medussa, Rosa Negra, Seductora
3) La Mascara, Sombra, Volador Jr. b Ohara, Okumura, Satanico
4) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero b Perro Aguayo Jr., Terrible, Texano [torneo, sf]
5) Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero b Black Warrior, Villano III, Villano V [torneo, sf]
6) Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero b Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero [torneo, final]

Ultimo yanked Villano V’s mask to win the semifinal, Atlantis yanked Blue Panther’s mask to win the final. I see the Guerreros had a strategy for this tournament. Atlantis/Blue Panther seems to be the new direction spinning out of the cage match – CMLL.com pushes it as well, and Alex’s recap says Panther accepted the mask match (though I don’t believe that’ll stick yet.) You’ve got to something to build off the Panther’s mask win; it almost seems a waste if he’s not in another big match within six months, and Atlantis versus Panther would be a big match. (It’s funny how this was already discussed on DVDVR before it happened.)

CMLL (SUN) 09/30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [swatcat @ satanico’s mansion, ix @ box y lucha]
1) Estrella de Jalisco & Golden b Danger (Guadalajara) & Destroyer (Guadalajara)
2) Infierno & Mr. Trueno b Metatron & Oro II
3) Malefico, Mascara Magica, Toxico b Leon Blanco, Leono, Magnum
4) Alex Koslov, Gallo, Maximo b Ephesto, Mephisto, Toscano
5) Mistico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]

Main event was said to be pretty good.

DELGADO (SUN) 09/30 El Paso, TX (Thanks to Albert)
1) Punisher (El Paso) b Fuego
2) Nascar & Skybird b Epidemia & Rey Halcon
3) Impostor Jr., Nacho Libre, Serpiente Blanca, Sexy Flower b Bestia I, Galactico, Rey Guerrero, Tigre Man
4) Mystico b Cobarde Jr. [ref hair]
5) Cobarde & Rey Escorpion b Hijo de Rey Misterio & Rey Misterio Sr.

The report I got said Hijo de Rey Misterio was going out of his way to sign autographs (they were charging for them, but he was doing them for free as well) and stayed for more than an hour after the show to take care each other. Attendance was in the 400-500 range.

Lots of pictures from AULL’s show by Mr. Reyes (box y lucha)

CMLL (MON) 10/01 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) Blue Center & SWAT vs Ares & Karissma
2) Espiritu Maligno, Kraken, Negro Navarro vs Batman, Lestat, the Tigre
3) Felino, Mascara Purpura, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Skandalo
4) Sangre Azteca, Toscano, Universo 2000 vs Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Rey Bucanero
5) Lizmark Jr., Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero vs Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Shocker

Celestial of Veracruz (not to be confused with Celestial of Mexico City) talks about his feud with Triple X; they were part of a trios match yesterday.

A Chilean TV host got to live his dream of tried to live his dream of being a Mexican luchador, but hurt his knee before he could wrestle in Arena Azteca Budokan.

Magazines
* Box Y Lucha #2838 has Lizmark Jr. unmasked
* Super Luchas #232 has Lizmark Jr. unmasked
I’m going to go ahead and guess Luchas 2000 has Lizmark Jr. unmasked. Wonder if Guerreros del Ring will have the right cover.

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09/30 AAA TV Results (Tabasco)

Previous: 09/09 (Chihuahua), 09/13 (Dolores, Hidalgo), 09/16 (Guadalajara, VdE)

AAA TV (SUN) 09/30 Parque Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco [SuperDefeño @ El Martinete, Abismo_Neo @ Satanico’s Mansion, El Heradlo de Tabasco]
1) Cinthia Moreno & Oriental b Billy Boy & Fabi Apache
2) Decnnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido b Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo
3) Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera b Cuervo, Espiritu, Ozz, Scoria
4) La Parka Jr., Laredo Kid, Octagon DQ Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis
5) Kenzo Suzuki, X-Pac, Zorro b Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico

Approx Air Date – assuming VdE + whatever is a second week without getting into the next TV taping
Mexico: 10/14?
US: 11/04?

Kenzo replaced Mesias, who appeared but did not wrestle. Zorro replaced Mesias when it came to doing a big dangerous spot with Chessman. Charly was going to beat Kenzo, but everyone ran in and I think the Legion got the pin (rather than a DQ).

Laredo wrestled the great majority of the semifinal and got his masked ripped off for the DQ.

After the tercera, Halloween came out and convinced Extreme Tiger to turn on the Mexican Powers with light tubes and the such. Not sure why the MPs would beat the Atomicos champions seconds before they break up. I’m hate this feud already, what a surprise.

Guapito snuck in a low blow on Alan, and the ref missed it. The ref was Piero, so we may be back to him being the Guapos ref.

Billy Boy came out with an Alfa mask, and left on a stretcher after a powerbomb onto a chair.

Announced Upcoming Tapings
10/07: El Toreo (Pena Memorial)
10/18: Aguascalientes
10/20: Orizaba

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last two FSEs

I swore I wrote a lucha times post and put up it Wednesday, but I don’t know where it is. I only figured it out because I was looking back to figure out what aired on FSE in Mexico the last couple weekends.

I’m guessing it was

09/21 FSE
09/16 Coliseo: Hijo del Lizmark, Olimpico, Toscano DQ Blue Panther, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
09/16 Coliseo: Mascara Purpura b Emilio Charles Jr. [hair]

09/28 FSE
09/23 Coliseo: India Sioux, Lady Apache, Sahori DQ Amapola, La Nazi, Mima Shimoda
09/23 Coliseo: Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero b Eclipse, Sangre Azteca, Toscano

Is that correct?

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10/01: Panther, highlight shows

In today’s Ovaciones, Blue Panther says he’d like to win Atlantis’ mask next. Good luck on that. The IWRG Oficiales are interviewed was well – their feud with the AJPW guys has been dropped for one versus the clowns.

In Arturo Rivera’s weekend column, he mentions how Extreme Tiger would work much better as a rudo teaming with Halloween rather than as Mexican Power tecnico. I think he’s been reading ahead. The preview is written under the impression Mesias is working tonight’s taping, if it means anything.

Box Y Lucha’s got next Sunday’s lineup:

CMLL (SUN) 10/07 Arena Coliseo
1) Bracito de Oro & Pequeno Olimpico vs Mr. Aguilita & Sombrita
2) Fabian el Gitano, Leono, Tony Rivera vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Super Comando
3) La Mascara, Sombra, Volador vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico
4) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone vs Black Warrior, Sangre Azteca, Toscano
5) Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero vs Hector Garza, Villano III, Villano V

Tercera could be pretty fun. ByL does not have the IWRG lineups, so I don’t know if they’ll turn up this week.

Accion was only 40 minutes this week, but they did leave in the lucha segment – which went no longer than a minute. We got about 30 seconds of each cage match. Funny how that worked out, both having cage matches the same day (and one was free.) Seemed there was more time spent on the AAA one, but we got to see Lizmark Jr. unmasked and didn’t really see Espiritu get shaved. Looks like the Hell Brothers tied a rope to the top of the cage to climb out, but it backfired with Cibernetico getting choked by the rudos. Also, we had another table that didn’t break right.

DeporTV had highlights of from last Tuesday.
1) Astro Boy does a moonsault to the floor, sense beats Zyaco with an inverted Gory Strech
2) Fantasy send out Fire and follows with a Asai Moonsault, Electirco does a slingshot headscissors into the ring and a no hands tope con giro out. Bam Bam hits his tornillo too. PIerorth goes for a dive, gets tripped into the ropes, and Fantasy hits a guillotine top rope moonsault, which is new. Bam Bam powerbombs Fire for the other pin.
3) Tony Rivera highlight bit, with Fabian having eh timing. Triple tope by the tencicos. Fabian sends Arkangel out, and then Valiente does – well, pictures are better.

Fabian uses a reverse tope for a finish.
4) is SKIPPED. That is okay.
5) Lots of posing, imagine that. Wagner bounces V5 around with armdrags, poses, and gets blant low blow kicked.

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09/29: More Anniversary, lineups, CAN52

More recaps of yesterday’s show:
SuperLuchas (very upset with the way the media was treated)
ESTO
Espada @ box y lucha

CMLL (TUE) 10/02 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Tiger Kid vs Artillero & Vaquero
2) Bam Bam & Mini Olimpico vs Mini Violencia & Pierrothito
3) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
4) Metalico vs Super Nova, Loco Max, Trueno, Angel Azteca Jr, Euforia, Valiente, Astro Boy, Nosferatu, Skandalo, Stuka Jr., Virus [Reyes del Aire]
5) Mistico, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Misterioso II, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL (FRI) 10/05 Arena Mexico
1) Bracito de Oro & Tzuki vs Fire & Pierrothito
2) India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Rosa Negra
3) Rey Bucanero, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Texano Jr.
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Shocker, Sombra vs Averno, Black Warrior, Mephisto
5) Blue Panther, Mistico, Negro Casas vs Atlantis, Lizmark Jr., Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL CAN52 Guerreros del Ring #97
09/21: Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Marcela b Hiroka, Medusa, Rosa Negra
09/21: Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila, Terrible DQ Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero
Outside the ring with Sangre Azteca

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09/28 CMLL Arena Mexico Anniversary Show Live Notes

This should automatically appear on the site around 6 PM. If I’m around and there are results, I’ll be editing this live with whatever. If you want to discuss the show, comments go below.

There’s live radio coverage of the show on the internet, starting at 7:30.

8:30 Update – the show should be starting, but if you can’t wait to find out next week’s main event…

As of 9:20 CST

Live result threads besides the audio
Satanico’s Mansion
box y lucha

1) Metalico, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Euforia, Loco Max, Nosferatu
– I think, not sure, but the announcers mentioned it. This post seems to say so.

2) Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Marcela b Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
–1) Tecnicas
–2) Rudas
–3) Tecnicas

Valiente’s being interviewed by the announcers. He seems to be fence sitting on the main event.

3) La Mascara, Ultimo Dragon, Volador Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Texano Jr., Virus
–1) Rudos
–2) Tecnicos (with help from Que Monito)
–3) Tecnicos (La Mascara beats Virus with La Campana)

4) Alex Koslov, Sagrado, Sombra b Ephesto, Sangre Azteca, Toscano – entrances
–1) Tecnicos
–2) Rudos
(Cubs win the division HERE and I get distracted by people pouring liquor on each other)
–3) Tecnicos (Toscano yanked Sombra’s mask for the DQ)

5) Marco Corelone, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero b Averno, Mephisto, Olimpico
–1) Rudos
–2) Tecnicos
–3) Tecnicos (CO after Corelone wiped the rudos out with a dive)

That’s 5 tecnico wins. Hmmmmmm.

Dance number in between matches. They don’t have enough time for matches! (Oh, right, they’re putting up the cage.)

On Now
6) Mistico vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Villano V, Dr. Wagner Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, Hijo de Lizmark, Blue Panther, Atlantis [cage, hair, mask]
Order of entrances

Villano V
Blue Panther
Hijo de Lizmark
Atlantis
Ultimo Guerrero
Dr. Wagner Jr.
Perro Aguayo Jr.
Mistico – starts to get booed (maybe 65/35 for him) and the announcers talk over it.

Mistico big plancha – CHECK!

We’re into the time killing while waiting for the cue to split.

Order of exit
1) Villano V!
the guy who isn’t Julio Cesar and isn’t Valiente is sounding like he’s going to run out of oxygen at any time.
2) Atlantis, leaving UG behind
3) Dr. Wagner Jr.

Mistico big dive #2

4) Ultimo Guerrero
5) Mistico

Perro Jr., Lizmark Jr. and Blue Panther remain. It appears it will be a triangle match from here, which is different – Babe Richard is entering the cage.

6) Perro Aguayo wins his way out.

Holy carp, Blue Panther vs Lizmark Jr. really is your anniversary main event. I hope CMLL doesn’t make me very sad in the next five minutes.

7) BLUE PANTHER MAKES LIZMARK JR SUBMIT!

Lizmark Junior’s stats:
Name: Juan Carlos Baños
Experience: 16 years
Hometown: Acapulco, Guerrero

I’ll post show reports links here if they turn up in the next couple of hours. Otherwise, see you tomorrow and thanks for reading.

Lizmark Jr. unmasked

via JLazaror

Live Notes
Galeno del Mal @ box y lucha

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09/28: Anniversary Show pre-notes

Not much news besides stuff directly relating to the Anniversary show.

(SuperLuchas) Mistico is hurt (again) (again) Sounds like he was knocked out after a head scissors gone bad with Efesto in Toluca. Mistico was/is hospitalized but wanted to leave at SuperLuchas last report. There’s no word if he’ll make the anniversary show but I suppose he will.

I know I should be more concerned about, but this story is quite repetitive. It doesn’t really matter if Mistico should or should not wrestle, he’ll wrestle and probably win. You hope he gets some time off and he may or may not.

Everyone’s previewing the anniversary show. That’s Ovaciones’ story, NotiMex writes the usual, ESTO gets quotes from most everyone (and says it’ll be a 7 minute delay before people can leave),

Luchas 2000 #387 hypes the main event by having everyone take their masks off for photos. (Perro Jr. is unable to remove his hair.)

ESTO talks to Villano V, who says none of the Villano children will be allowed to use the Villano name. They’ll have have to make their own names, just like they did not use the name of their father, Ray Mendoza. Villano V is disappointed because many thinks he’ll lose his mask, but is using it as motivation.

ESTO makes quick mention of the TNA in Arena Monterrey show on 12/14. Interestingly, they say Mr. Aguila and Perro Aguayo Jr. are going to work the show (facing two Americans) and Mesias is still scheduled for it. That’s gotta be a problem.

Not sure if there will be live coverage on the site, but I’ll post something for comments at the least. I’ve got some backloaded recaps that ought to be posted as well.

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CMLL Anniversary Predictions

CMLL (FRI) 09/28 Arena Mexico
1) Metalico, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Euforia, Loco Max, Nosferatu
2) Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) La Sombra, Ultimo Dragon, Volador Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Texano Jr., Virus
4) Alex Koslov, Sagrado, Sombra vs Ephesto, Sangre Azteca, Toscano
5) Marco Corelone, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Averno, Mephisto, Olimpico
6) Mistico vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Villano V, Dr. Wagner Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, Hijo de Lizmark, Blue Panther, Atlantis [cage, hair, mask]

As noted when this card came out, there’s nothing very interesting about this card. Various important people are putting their mask (or hair) on the line, but there’s not much chance of them losing. The main event will draw a full house by itself, but CMLL is too aware of that and just threw together a bunch of names in unappealing matches for the rest of the show.

Still, might as well throw some guesses together on the stuff that matters. SuperLuchas ran a poll to guess the loser, and Villano V ran away with it. Lizmark Jr. is second, and those are the two safe bets – I’m 95% sure it’ll be one or the other.

As Steve Sims pointed out on Figure Four Daily, figuring out the winner is more interesting. Someone gets to put a famous mask on their resume forever and gets the post-mask loss program for a couple of months.

Who do you have as the last two? Who’s going to lose their mask? I’ll put my guesses after the link.

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