Next week’s lineups.

Bonus midnight post to mention you’ve still got about 10 hours to buy the Chikara Sampler. GO DO IT.

IWRG (THU) 10/08 Arena Naucalpan
1) Keshin Black vs Halcon 2000
2) Jack & Miss Gaviota vs Epidemia & Heavy Boy
3) Eragon vs Hijo del Signo
4) Bushi, Exodia, Hombre Bala Jr. vs Arlequin Amarillo, Arlequin Rojo, Gringo Loco
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.

Main probably should be a title match, but it’s not listed as one yet and AK47 wasn’t around last week to give the challengers the non-title win. Arlequins do reappear, a mild upset. Not sure if Hombre Bala turned when I wasn’t paying attention, or if really deosn’t matter at all. Also don’t know why that singles match going. Do know this has to be a cheap card to put on, labor wise.

CMLL (FRI) 10/09 Arena Mexico
1) Delta & Diamante vs Disturbio & Escorpion
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Zeuxis
3) Máximo vs Misterioso II [lightning]
4) La Máscara, Sagrado, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, Virus
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
6) Black Warrior, Shocker, Strong Man vs Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro

Main event is an odd way to debut Strong Man. No Limit should be winning, and Strong Man should have people to throw around. As is, they’re the better matches, but the top 2 rudo teams kinda should be switched (with Warrior going with Yujiro.)

CMLL (SUN) 10/11 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Principe vs Inquisidor & Semental
2) Leono, Metálico, Tony Rivera vs Apocalipsis, Pólvora, Ramstein
3) Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Sagrado vs Felino, Heavy Metal, Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

Strong Man all over the place. Speaking of people coming in, this week’s Ras de Lona apparently says Steele is returning. Also, I saw a link for a Reforma article talking to Super Porky about his CMLL return, but it was behind their subscriber only window.

CMLL (SUN) 10/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy & Virgo vs Idolo & Metatrón
2) Leon Blanco & Samurai vs Egipcio & Magnum
3) Horus & Metal Blanco vs Angel del Mal & Asesino Negro
4) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata vs Euforia & Nosferatu
5) Máximo, Toscano, Volador Jr. vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Terrible, Texano Jr.

On the undercard, we haven’t seen Egipico here in a year, and perhaps that’s a relevos match? Main event should have some Maximo/Texano issues.

IWRG (SUN) 10/11 Arena Naucalpan
1) Imperial vs Extrano
2) Eragon & Star Boy vs Maldito Jr. & Samoa
3) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Fantasma de la Ópera & Gringo Loco
4) Bushi, Negro Navarro, Trauma I vs Avisman, Fantasma de la Ópera, Veneno
5) Chico Che, Exodia, Rigo vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro

Again, main event probably should be a title match, and maybe it will be in a week.

SuperLuchas also has the lineups for December Gudalajara shows. I usually don’t bother with lineups that far in advance, because it’s never worth taking lineups too seriously until the week before. These are a little extra notable because it’s their annual Lucha Libre Festival, GDL’s answer to the DF’s Expo. Last year, CMLL ran against the AAA show, but they’re contributing the Friday night show this year. (Main event is a multi-man cage match for a singles title. Dunno how that actually works. Also, since they still may run a loaded show that at ACG on Sunday.)

Saturday is the indy show (where it looks like a Coco will lose his mask), and Sunday is the show that we’d talked about being Sexi vs Fabi. In fact, it’s listed as Sexi & Billy vs Fabi & Aero. The rest of the show is filler stuff – it’s a full AAA show, but it looks more like a spot show than a TV taping, and not even close to a major show lineup. Main is Wagner/Parka vs Silver/Mesias in what looks like a relevos increible match, but there’s nothing of any consequence in the undercard. This is not the Guerra de Titanes show after all.

Cuernavaca, Yujiro & Warrior in two weeks

CMLL (THU) 10/01 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [EdR]
1) Flama & Juventud Dorada b Hechicero & Nahual
2) Astuto & Brazo de Platino b Skándalo & Vampiro Metálico
3) Black Thunder, Euforia, Nosferatu b Horus, Máscara Dorada, Turbo
4) Héctor Garza, Shocker, Toscano b Black Warrior, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Still running shows here, though it doesn’t soung like it’s that often. Tecnicos won in straight falls to set up Toscano challening Texano for a NWA LH title shot. Looks like it was actually Turbo (and Black Thunder) here.

CMLL (FRI) 10/02 Arena Mexico [el universal, Cesar, superluchas]
1) Leono & Tigre Blanco b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada b Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Metro CO Euforia
4) La Sombra, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Mephisto, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Ángel de Oro, Héctor Garza, Shocker
6) Black Warrior, Místico, Último Guerrero DQ Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro

Mistico & UG won fall one, then Yujiro fouled Warrior in fall two for the straight fall win. The two finally agreed to a hair mask. It sounds like it’ll be 10/16, with a press confrence this Thursday to hype it up.

After the semimian, won via Garza taptia on Negro, Negro challenged Angel de Oro to a singles match next week, where Angel de Oro gets to stay in the top matches if he wins. Not actually sure if Angel de Oro agreed, though it seems like an easy decision. Fans were behind Negro and against Angel de Oro.

Sombra got hurt on a dive gone wrong in his match. The lightning match actually was stopped by the commission when Euforia took a powerbomb on the stage and could not continue, but they counted him out anyway.

Charly Manson tells OEM that he hopes to go to CMLL so he can show case his traditional lucha libre style.

Fuego en el Ring interviews Horus, who talks about el Faraon (says he’s actually his godfather) and Angel Blanco (grandson of the original, thought about switching to “Nieto de Angel Blanco”, though that wouldn’t work.)

AAA teases a return of X-Pac. Which might be the only thing to get them to do something with Zorro.


CMLL (TUE) 10/06 Arena Mexico
1) Camorra & Cholo vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Bengala
2) Hiroka, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca vs Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache, Star Fire
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo vs Flash, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
4) Máximo, Rouge, Stuka Jr. vs Felino, Heavy Metal, Misterioso II
5) Ray Mendoza Jr., Terrible, Texano Jr. vs Blue Panther, Shocker, Toscano

Discounted prices, and it’s a show that could use them. This is Star Fire’s first match here since May (where she hurt her knee.) Apolo Estrada Jr. is an Arena Solidarid wrestler getting a tryout here, maybe related to CMLL running there now. Or, it could be someone completely else and they typed the wrong name. Who can say.

No Friday lineup yet.

Cibernetico & Konnan argue, “unauthorized video” posted to YouTube

According to YouTube, there have only been 373 views of this video since it was posted last night on Box Y Lucha. I do better than that! So, let’s note, I’m trying to help them out by getting this video to the people. I don’t know why AAA doesn’t love me, I care.

The idea here is this is really real real shoot security cam footage from Arena Monterrey, of Konnan exploding at Cibernetico at some point during or after Heroes Inmortales, and someone’s ripped it from the security and posted it online. The “unofficial” video accompanies AAA’s press release masquerading as an interview, which was sent to all the people who’d publish it Konnan amazingly doing the same exact rant on Cibernetico as he did with other magazines this week.

And now, my favorite parts of this really really real real super shoot unauthorized totally not an attempt at a viral video:

– Not only is there a security camera, you can clearly see a second camera man for the first half of the video, and you can see a light set up for the scene if you look at the mirror as they walk in. Also, the security cameras don’t typically pan across the room to pick up the action. But it’s in black and white and there’s a time stamp on it, so we know it’s totally totally real.

– If I had security camera access to AAA show, this is not the footage I’d be looking to put on the internet. Danger had better ideas. (1) Truly, the only thing missing here is the random filler shot of the crowd.

– Zorro gets more character moments in a fake shoot video on YouTube then he has on television since TripleMania. (2)

– La Parka is able to hold Cibernetico back by himself! You don’t really want to fight when it just takes Parka and his one good arm to hold you back. Sure seems like Parka is the only one who leaves with Cibernetico too.

– Gran Apache & Konnan are seen in the same room, which means they exist in the same universe. I’m always disappointed when that occurs, because it just reminds me all the Apache stuff will be crushed one day. Gran Apache seems confused the whole way thru.

– Joe Lider, bored with this and looking right at the camera for about 10 seconds. Why is his in his gear and Nicho is in his normal clothes? More surprised Lider wasn’t still wearing his belt here.

– This appears to building a Cibernetico vs Konnan match, which would make Gronda vs Gronda look like a classic. And I know at least Konnan knows it’d suck. Plus, Cibernetico just turned rudo – so would Konnan (currently blackmailing AAA for control) be turning tecnico? He’s sure treated that way here, but that wouldn’t make any sense in the short term, and if you’re not doing anything with in the short term, why do it?

Maybe AAA can not spend their time working the internet (3) and actually put on good television shows. As someone trying to go back over a month’s worth of shows, I’d really appreciate it.

(1) Maybe Danger’s the mysterious uploader! They have done GTV yet, there you go.

(2) Actually, before this all happened, I was thinking the other day about Zorro going to CMLL (yes, again) and how Averno’s really much more an Arn than a Flair because they’ve never given him a big win that’s stuck (like, instead of burying Leono six feet under, maybe Averno should’ve taken his hair first). Zorro would work – Zorro teaming with Terrible & Texano alone would work. Though, I must be totally wrong – clearly the better use of him is anonymous jobs and calming Konnan down.

(3) which Konnan told us they don’t do! So, again, this must be totally real.

Freelance, Mexico, notes, Puebla

I think the AAA video needs it’s own post. Let’s save that for later.

IWRG (THU) 10/01 Arena Naucalpan [twitter/gladiatores, Black Terry Jr. @ box y lucha]
1) Halcon 2000 b Imperial
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Hijo del Signo b Eragon & Jack
3) Bushi, Exodia, Trauma I b Gringo Loco, Menfis, Xibalba
4) Avisman b Freelance [IWRG IC Light]
5) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Hombre Bala Jr., Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro

Not sure where Oficial AK-47 went, but Hombre Bala got moved up and Trauma I got added. Still think they’re setting up a trios title match here.

The big news from the card was Freelance being hurt in the second match. He went for an Asai, Avisman moved, and Freelance hit the rail chest first. That was the end of that match.

Previews for tonight’s Arena Mexico show.
ESTO – quotes Ultimo, who sees the main event as Ultimo Guerrero coming to the save of Mistico and CMLL, since they can’t beat the Japanese without him

Less interesting than past shows. Still waiting on them to pull the trigger for Yujiro/Warrior, and they might be holding that off all the way to the year end show (don’t think they will.) The only other things of note is Angel de Oro getting a consolation semifinal, and the lightning match is Metro/Euforia. Why wasn’t Metro in the Gran Alternativa? (Maybe they plan on saving him for when he gets his real gimmick.) I don’t expect there to be any response to the Gran Alternativa backlash, but I guess we’ll see. Reports had last week’s show at a disappointing 8,000 attendance, and I figure this’ll be below.

And now a section I’ll title “stuff I read this week but keep forgetting to mention because I don’t have a link to hand you, but probably should’ve been mentioned days ago”

– In this week’s SuperLuchas, Princesa Sujei mentions she’s had talks with CHIKARA about coming in.
– On his biweekly F4WOnline interview, Steve Sims says it’s always been standard AAA practice not to tell anyone finishes to their matches until TV tapings, so what Charly was asking for was a bit unusual. Steve also says Charly expected Chessman to leave AAA with him, but Chessman declined. The WON says AAA did pay for Charly’s most recent surgery, for what it’s worth.
– This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter has a lot more AAA notes.
* They’ve hired six writers to work on storylines. If they’re just hired, that can only help. If they’re the people who’ve been writing since TripleMania, boy do they suck. Note that six writers are more writers than matches on many TV tapings, and it’s not like they’re writing anything on the first half of the shows.
* Mr. Kennedy was the first guy looked at for the mystery spot. When he was booked elsewhere, they tried Umaga, but didn’t agree to money. Then they went to Latin Lover, who would only come in if he got to win the match, and they decided it wasn’t a good idea to give the big win to someone who’s not a full timer. Perhaps they have learned something from TripleMania?
* Negro Casas tried to get Joe Lider & Nicho to jump to CMLL, but only if they brought the tag belts with them. Lider & Nicho wisely have not jumped.
* AAA feels like their fans are interested in the product for the AAA brand, and not for individual wrestlers. Konnan (via Meltzer) compares this to what WWE does. Still, they’re running far few spot shows of late because local promoters don’t think they can make any money.

In an interview with Fuego, Okumura says he knows won the Gran Alterntiva the wrong way, but he wanted the chance – and also Yujiro didn’t want to team with a Mexican anyway. He’s still looking for that trios title shot, and says Liger wanted to stay in Mexico longer but New Japan told him he had to come home.

AAA notes Mesias wore a Kahoz mask at Heroes Inmortales, and looks back at when Pena used that name..

Estrella del Ring writes about the upcoming Pierroth tribute show.

Ohtani’s Jacket and Raging Noodles are on a quest to find the best matches of the 00’s, and start with Perro Aguayo Sr. vs Universo 2000, their 03/01 hair vs mask match.

CMLL (MON) 10/05 Arena Puebla
1) Akron & Espiritu Maligno vs Blue Center & Centella de Oro
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Sensei, Trueno vs Inquisidor, René Guajardo Jr., Tiger Kid
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Nosferatu, Vangelis, Virus
4) La Máscara, Toscano, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Héctor Garza, Shocker, Strong Man vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Terrible, Texano

Speaking of things I keep forgetting to post. I hope they’re really going with “Strong Man” as his name, that’s exactly what it should be in Mexico. Gets right to the point.

I see an Akron in Xibalba’s group in 2007, but nothing else. Hopefully we get an interview with him too.

10/03-04 Lucha Times

box. Putting Dreamweaver back on this computer was one of the last things I got done, so this had to be held off a day.

Worth noting right off the bat that there’s no Perros del Mal show on Televisa’s schedule this week, at least as far as I find. If someone else sees differently, please let us know in the comments, but I thought the show wasn’t going to air until the middle of October. But I misread things all the time.

AAA-US: shifted to 5:30 pm on Saturday, because of FIFA U20 soccer. Should be the first post Verano show, with the cruiserweight cage match. Surprised the guy who’s gone didn’t come back before this finally aired.

52MX: Flipping turns – women’s trios, main event Panther/Garza/Volador vs Warrior/Felino/UG

CMLL: Usual time, usual matches – top 3, including Warrior/Mistico/UG vs Naito/Okumura/Yujiro. Hey, did Ras de Lona know they were doing that main event when they spent all that time talking about Mistico teaming with Warrior and UG in the past?

AAA-MEX: First part of Heroes de Inmortales. Don’t know which way they’re going here, but I’ll guess the hair match is the first week just to get it out of the way.

FSE-CMLL: Fuerza CMLL/Fabian vs Tuareg/Vangelis, plus V5/Terrible/Naito vs Fantasma/Maximo/Sagrado

FSE-AAA: maybe two straight weeks of new shows? Again, not sure what’ll air for AA, but guessing the relevos match and the Jack/Marco/Zorro vs Alex/Chessman/Electro

C3: Atlantis & Mendoza do not like the idea of a match with them teaming together on the rudo side. I agree.

Puebla: segunda seems much more likely to be dropped here than the main event.

Monterrey: Gato/Silver/Tigre vs Hijo Cien/Potro/Sagitario

Perros del Mal TV, Villano IV, Semental

(LuchandoLibre) Perros del Mal will air on Televisa’s Canal 9 (same station as AAA & CMLL) on Saturdays. That’s about as good a spot as they could hope for – actually, better than I had any hope for. Seems like the show would start on 10/17, after the 10/11 taping.

Villano IV wants to bring in his brothers to gain revenge on Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero, but figures CMLL is to concerned with protecting their guys to help out. I think this is all just justification for why he’s teaming with the Japanese.

Speaking of them, Fuego en el Ring interviews Semental, who complains about the racist Japanese taking him his spot in the Gran Alternativa. (They only want to team with other Japanese, so yea, racism.) Semental suffered a shoulder injury in the beatdown, but he vows this will not stop him, and this will only make him stronger. I love Fuego en el Ring for interviewing Semental about this.

They also have an interview with Vengador, who tells the story of wrestling Sangre India in the match that ended his life. It also changed Vengador’s, who didn’t want to leave behind a family and decided to start looking at a career outside lucha libre. It’s a story worth reading.

Box Y Lucha has a video interview with Rene Guajardo Jr.

This week’s Ras de Lona has me so excited for next week’s paintball game.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s update

CMLL (TUE) 10/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Virgo vs Ebola & Skaxy
2) Infierno & Leon Blanco vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Máscara Mágica & Satánico vs Astaroth & Horus
4) Fabián el Gitano, Metro, Neutrón vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Loco Max
5) Hijo del Fantasma & Místico vs Atlantis & Último Guerrero

luchawiki is back up! (mostly) is back up and open for editing. I encourage people to try it out, and see if I’ve broken anything. I probably have. should redirect to the site shortly, but I’m waiting on a DNS change. If you’re seeing something about a suspended page, you need to try

Thanks for your patience.

AAA in Dallas, AAA/WWC (maybe), Mexico, Guadalajara

I keep forgetting to mention this, and it’s not going to last too much longer so I better get to it.

CHIKARA is offering a two dollar ($2US) DVD sampler thru SmartMarkVideo. (Deal is only in the US, sorry my friends in Mexico.) It’s 2 hours. It’s 5 matches. It’s really good stuff. If you a person who is interested enough in lucha libre to be reading this blog regularly and have not already checked out CHIKARA, you need to go buy this DVD right now. Stop reading, go do it! Deal ends 10/03, so you need to stop wasting time.

IN FACT, I’m going to make a one time offer. IF you are a regular on this blog (and I know who you are, because there’s really only like 13 of you) who hasn’t seen CHIKARA before, IF you buy this DVD and do not get your $2 worth, you can send it to me, and I’ll paypal you TWO DOLLARS back.

(I am making this deal because I do not expect to be paying any money back, and plus I will not pay your shipping costs so you’d might be losing money on the refund, but the principal is there. Also, it’s TWO DOLLARS. )

Go to SmartMarkVideo, order the DVD, enjoy the DVD. Actually, while you’re at SmartMark, go buy something else that looks good, because there’s no way they’re making money on TWO DOLLAR DVDs.

End free plug.

AAA will be returning to the US on 10/22 in Dallas, TX at the Escapade 2001 night club.

AAA (THU) 10/22 Escapade 2001, Dallas, TX
1) Fabi Apache & Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro & Sexy Star
2) Crazy Boy, Marco Corleone, Súper Fly vs Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown
3) Jack Evans, La Parka Jr., Laredo Kid vs Ozz, Silver King, Teddy Hart

That’s a lot smaller venue then they were running in California, though they have hosted lucha libre before. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, somewhere. (Thanks to LLL for pointing this out.)

Might not be the only show in the US this year. Apparently, Teddy Hart told the hosts of the Sunday Night Showdown show (on their latest show, around 2:03:50) about upcoming plans for AAA and himself. According to Teddy, AAA and Puerto Rico’s WWC have reached an agreement where each side will be sending a dozen over to work against each other, with a major AAA vs WWC show in Puerto Rico in December. Teddy also says he and Jack will be getting a tryout with WWE’s Florida Championship Wrestling in late October. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is coming from Teddy Hart, involves AAA doing something, plus it’s surely possible something may have gotten misunderstood here – it’s a 50/50 bet at best, and probably shouldn’t be thought about too much until/IF! it actually happens on TV. Even the hosts of the show point that out. Thanks to Latino718 for pointing this out to me.

CMLL (TUE) 09/29 Arena Mexico [ESTO, CMLL]
1) Camorra & Cholo b Freelance? & Súper Camaleón
2) Bronco, Dr. X, Escorpion b Diamante, Fabián el Gitano, Tony Rivera
3) Lady Apache, Lluvia, Marcela DQ Amapola, La Nazi, Princesa Blanca
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca b Máscara Dorada, Sagrado, Stuka Jr.
5) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara b Atlantis, Heavy Metal, Ray Mendoza Jr.

As suggested, Atlantis and Mendoza could not get along. It appeared Mendoza cost his team the first fall, so Metal took Atlantis side. Rudos managed to get it together for most the second fall, but Mendoza got annoyed with his teammates, they kicked him out of the ring, and the tecnicos pulled them into campanas for the win. Metal and Atlantis beat up V5 after the match.

Semimain sounds good.

No word on the DQ in the women’s match, but I’d assume Blanca pulled Lluvia’s mask again. CMLL mentions the DQ but doesn’t even show a picture of it.

CMLL lists the opening match partner of Super Camaleon as “Freelance”, but it’s a masked guy who doesn’t appear to be the Freelance we all know. It was supposed to be “Freesbee”, and it probably still was, but we’ll wait for the correction.

CMLL (TUE) 09/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) In Memoria & Relampago Azul b El Divino & Meteoro
2) Angel del Mal & Drago b Idolo & Metatrón
3) Gallo & Palacio Negro b Malefico & Rey Trueno
4) Mictlán & Rouge b Shigeo Okumura & Virus
5) Ephesto, Terrible, Texano b Máximo, Shocker, Toscano

Rudos appeared to have won clean. Rouge hurt himself on a dive in the third fall of the semimain, but was able to recover enough to get his hand raised. Amusing to see Okumura lose here given the push in DF.

The Gladiatores has an interview with Charly Manson, who might have a little to talk about. There’s also a text interview with Oriental about his career and look, and more video interviews with Pantera and a two part interview with UWA wrestler Babe Face

Estrella del Ring has text interviews with Cuernavaca wrestler Eddy Vega and Acapulco’s Captian Atomo.

Hablando de catch takes a look at the work of the primary belt maker in Mexico, Santos Rodriguez and his many belts. He started out as a wrestler, as Estadio de Mexico lightweight champion, who wanted to have a copy of the belt, so he learned how to make them. I didn’t notice this before, but upon close inspection of the CMLL Universal Championship, it appears Rodriguez agrees with those who no longer rate Pluto as a planet.

Kcidis has a picture of Solar.

Ohtani’s Jacket watches Policeman vs Centella de Oro from the Arena Puebla anniversary show

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s update.

quick note about the luchawiki move

It’s taking forever. I was up to 2am last night and still couldn’t get some of the folders to sync off the old server to my PC.

I’m already putting them up on the new server, but no idea how long uploading the database is going to take, and I can’t do that until I change the DNS, and I don’t want to do that until I get all the files off. The site may be down for editing until this weekend, though I’m obviously hoping for better.

We may have a situation where one of the address points to the old site until I get the new site running, but but I’ll let you know when I get that far.

Not really keen on making this move, but server costs went up 6x last month so I didn’t feel like I had much of a choice. Luchawiki is not a non-profit, it’s a non-revenue, so there’s not exactly money in the budget for such increases. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Update!: Progress is going much better, but these thumbnails are killing me.

Anyway, for the time being

  • is the CURRENT(/old) site – you can still look up things there, though I haven’t played it with much
  • avoid for the time being.

Pirata in IWRG, UG vs Volador, Mistico retains, Charly left AAA because…

IWRG (SUN) 09/27 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr./Esterlla del Ring]
1) Rey Tempestad b Dark Saint
2) Eragon & Pendulo b Epidemia & Heavy Boy
3) Bushi, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II b Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
4) Black Terry, Dement, Tóxico DF b Chico Che, Exodia, Rigo
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Pirates destroyed the Oficials. Dement is a guy in knockoff Mankind gear, including the mask.

CMLL (SUN) 09/27 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Trueno b Calígula & Méssala
2) Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Amapola, Dark Angel, Mima Shimoda [Relevos Increíbles]
3) Fabián el Gitano, Pegasso, Rey Cometa b Dr. X, Loco Max, Vangelis
4) Ray Mendoza Jr., Terrible, Tetsuya Naito b Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Sagrado
5) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Volador Jr. DQ Black Warrior, Felino, Último Guerrero

The third fall ended with Garza, Volador and UG in the ring. Garza, facing away from the rudo, boosted Volador up for a ‘rana, only for UG to duck under and heel kick foul him on the way down. Hector checked on Volador after the match, but Volador angrily pushed him away (!) then challenged UG for a match next week.

As suspected, the second match ended up with all the rudas stomping a mudhole on poor Dark Angel. If only she had some sort of partner who could help her out here.

CMLL hasn’t announced it on their site yet, but ESTO has posted a modified lineup for Sunday.

CMLL (SUN) 10/04 Arena Coliseo
1) Delta & Trueno vs Semental & Zayco
2) Astro Boy, Metálico, Starman vs Calígula, Méssala, René Guajardo Jr.
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Vangelis, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Místico, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Volador Jr. vs Último Guerrero

Poder Mexica, Valiente, and Mictlan all appear dropped. Unless they just add them to go to the usual six match card with a singles main event.

CMLL (MON) 09/28 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring, SuperLuchas]
1) Black Tiger, Lestat, Milenium b Mr. Rafaga, Sauron, Siki Osama
2) Artillero, Pólvora, Súper Comando b Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Sensei
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Skándalo b Flash, Metro, Stuka Jr.
4) Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero
5) Místico b Jushin Liger [IWGP JH]

HOORAY for Fuego en el Ring having full Puebla results on Tuesday. Figure it’s a special thing for Mistico/Liger, but would love to see it every week.

Liger beat Mistico with a crushing Ligerbomb in the first fall. Mistico was so hurt, they put him on a strechered and started to carry him to the back, but Mistico refused to go down that way and rallied back. He won the second fall with a suplex, and the third with what sounds like a shoulderbreaker. Two defenses, who’s next?

Liger ends the tour 5-6, as far as matches we’ve heard about, but it sure feels stronger than that. He went 4-1 in Coliseo/Mexico. I think CMLL booked Liger trip in as well as they’ve booked anything of late; he got build up super strong, and the top guys got to vanquish him before he left. That’s the way to do it.

Dragon Rojo replaced Mr. Niebla. Warriro did the hair challenge to Yujiro again. Nosferatu snatched Stuka’s mask in their match, though the rudos were winning that anyway.

According to last week’s Wrestling Observer Radio, AAA never told Charly Manson he was going to lose his hair. Instead, AAA just refused to tell him anything. Apparently, the current policy is to not tell the wrestlers what their finishes will be until the day of the show (presumably only for TV tapings.) Charly thought it was disrespectful not to be told, and so he left. Meanwhile, AAA lauds Electroshock for taking the hair match in place of his brother, and ESTO says AAA still plans to sue.

Fuego en el Ring interviews Rayo de Jalisco. He thinks CMLL has too much young vs young, and the fans want to see youth vs experience. He’ll never go back to AAA – “I spend three weeks in Triple and I think it was the worst experience I had in my life.” Rayo de Jalisco believes the last strong rivalry in lucha libre was Rayo de Jailsco vs Cien Caras. There was a mix up previously where he was advertised to make an return to Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, and Rayo blames that on Apolo Dantes promoting him without actually checking with the office to see if he could be back there. He hopes to be back in GDL by the end of the year, but there’s not the usual “I’m coming back to CMLL in a few months” bit here.

Konnan’s talk about Cibernetico doesn’t appear to be anything new; the usual “I was a star in the US, Cibernetico never accomplished anything” bit, plus the “there are no up and coming stars like there was when I was an up and coming stars.”

Fuego also talks to Leono, who would like to turn rudo. His brother is in the CMLL school, and may end up wrestling with the same name Leono started with (Mustang).

AAA explains who Konnan Big is by embedding a link to his music video. Well played. No music video for Go Shiozaki, which is disappointing.

Following up on the odd listing of Cinthia Moreno & Oriental teaming up on an indy show, Dr. Landru @ box y lucha foro (and others) say it’s a typo and it’ll actually be Rossy Moreno working the show.

ESTO notes today’s main event rudo side probably is fated for disaster. Atlantis and Villano V doesn’t quite work as a team, with Atlantis responible for V3’s mask loss and Atlantis’ best friend Ultimo Guerrero taking Villano V’s mask. Good thing there’s the level headed presence of Heavy Metal to settle them down.

Proyeccion Luchistica has photos of lucha libre fan fest, and R Rudo talks about the shows. Similar pricing complaints as the lucha libre expo.

Luchas 2000 #489 has what you’d expect: Electrico & Pierrothito with the belts, Charly joining the Perros, and Okumura winning Gran Alternativa. No AAA results.

Ohtani’s Jacket checks out the opener from 09/14/09. A best of Puebla 2009 is a fine idea.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

AAA (SAT) 10/03 Plaza de Toros el Pinal, Teziutitlan [AAA]
1) Fabi Apache & Gran Apache vs Billy Boy & Sexy Star
2) Alan Stone & Relampago vs Pasion Kristal & Pimpinela Escarlata
3) Cibernético & Gronda vs Gronda II & Kenzo Suzuki

BEST WORKER IN THE MAIN IS KENZO SUZUKI. I need sirens and a big red button to hit when something like that happens.

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IWRG (TUE) 09/22 Arena Naucalpan [Proyeccion Luchistica]
1) Maldito Jr., Poseidon, Samot b Espada de Plata, Halcon Fire, Master
2) Gringo Loco b Imperio Azteca, Keshin Black, Fly Star, Imperial, DVD, Serpiente Dorada, Halcon 2000, Hijo del Signo, Alan Extreme, Comando del Diablo, Fenix, Dinamic Black [cibernetico]

Gringo Loco wins! Just a two match trainee show, of guys who work first and second matches (and Gringo Loco.) Proyeccion Luchistica is high on Fly Star’s perfomance here, though I wish he would’ve labeled more of the pictures.