Victor, are you still watching FSE? Magadan said hello to you by name on the 04/25 episode and I totally marked out for it. (That’s about as far as I’ve caught up.)
CMLL (TUE) 05/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [SuperLuchas #264]
1) Azazel b Quazar
2) Virgo b Valentin Mayo
3) Idolo b Infierno
4) Cien Caras Jr. b Casanova
5) Rayman b Malefico
6) Héctor Garza, La Sombra, Metal Blanco, Metalik b Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
The biggest news here is Toscano missed a show in a lead up to his hair match (again), though he did make Friday’s show. Malefico filled in for him in the semimain.
IWRG (THU) 05/15 Arena Naucalpan [SuperLuchas #264]
1) Halcon 2000 b Avisman
2) Judas el Traidor & Misterio b Kazuki & Super Destello
3) Chico Che, Freelance, Turbo b Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Hijo del Espanto
4) Demony, Septiembre Negro II, Veneno b Aeroman, Chico Che, Multifacético
5) LA Park, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 b Dr. Wagner Jr., El Dandy, Silver King
Universo 2000 replaced Hijo de Cien Caras, who took the martinete last week. Of course, by the end, both Hijo de Cien Caras and Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. ran into attack Wagner, and Park yanked his mask before cradling him for the win. Somehow, this leads to Mascara Ano 2000 SENIOR challenging Wagner for his title.
CMLL (THU) 05/15 Arena Neza [SuperLuchas #264]
1) Argus & Fresbee b Cobalto & Miedo
2) Molotov & Trueno b Vaquero & Zayco
3) Celestial, Electrico, Último Dragoncito b Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween
4) Calígula, La Sombra, Méssala b Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Skandalo
5) Axxel, Sagrado, Volador Jr. b Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr.
Romans are tecnicos here in this arena only. It’s Santo all over again. Dragoncito challenged for a shot at the mini titles after a week.
The Chicago Tribune has a nice article about the Improv Lucha troop which performed at the Lucha Libre Expo. Lots of photos and video.
Lots of articles talking about next Friday’s Arena Mexico show, inclduing the new main event. The news of Perro putting his hair up has gotten the event more attention that it otherwise would, which is not much of a surprise. Toscano does not like this idea, though he wants to make it clear he’s not scared of facing Perro. He’d just like to settle things directly with Heavy Metal.
You’d think Accion’s CMLL highlights were of the semimain, since that’s got the big angle to set up next week. Nope, main event instead. Tons of Toscano highlights before the finish, so they know enough to highlight the right man, but not the right match. Maybe there’s a main event only rule?
AAA’s clips were of the Hell Brothers vs the Sect match from Veracruz. All Sect bits (mostly Espiritu), one crowd shot, and then Cibernetico chokeslams Scoria for the win. Also odd, but possibly accurate.
Abismo Negro will be appearing on “¡Qué tarde tan padre!””, a new entertainment humor show starting Monday on Televisa.
Notes from the two CMLL FSE show which aired tonight:
The evening broadcast was the Record show, as shown on Friday in Mexico. Matches include
CMLL RECORD (WED) 05/14/2008 Arena Mexico
1) Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico, Tzuki vs Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween – yes, I’ll put this up when I get to this show
3) Axxel, Máximo, Sagrado vs Euforia, Misterioso II, Nosferatu
4) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Volador Jr. vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Águila
5) Marco Corelone, Místico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero
(notice no results – when a news source puts on a show, they have to cover it and put out results because no one else will)
The late night broadcast
CMLL (SUN) 04/27 Arena Coliseo
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Valiente b Loco Max, Satánico, Vangelis
4) Grey Shadow b Sangre Azteca
As pointed out in the lucha times thread, this is actually the show FSE aired last week, and they skipped over an episode in the process. Now we’ve got it for two weeks in a row, though this week the title is correct. This is hard to track, but at least I’ll catch up faster.
Quick CHIKARA/lucha results – thanks to oddessa, and you really should head over to CHIKARAfans to discuss this in any meaningful context.
05/17: Hellertown, PA
6) The Order of the Neo-Solar Temple b El Pantera and The Colony
8) Claudio Castagnoli b Jorge Rivera
9) Incognito b Stupefied, Sonjay Dutt and Turboman [Rey de Voladores, sf]
The main came down to Incognito vs Turbo and went for a long time that way. Both that match and Claudio/Skayde were said to be pretty good.
05/18: Philadelphia, PA
5) Claudio Castagnoli, Pantera, Sonjay Dutt b Mike Quackenbush, Jorge Rivera, Turboman
10) Incognito b Helios [Rey de Voladores, final]
Incognito wins this tournament and was part of the winning Trios team, so it’s already a pretty good 2008 for him here.
“Turbo” > “Turboman” but it’s probably best to go with Dragon Gate over me.
CMLL (MON) 05/19 Arena Puebla
1) King Jaguar & Legionario vs Mr. Rafaga & Siki Osama II
2) Centella de Oro, el Tigre, Tiger Rojo vs Espiritu Maligno, Negro Navarro, Zigma
3) Axel, La Máscara, Súper Nova vs Escandalo, Nitro, Policeman
4) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Heavy Metal, Místico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Toscano, Último Guerrero
That’s the trios champs vs the no-longer Triad of Terror in the semimain. It seems like that breakup has only stuck in DF.
CMLL (TUE) 05/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Golden vs Azazel
2) Virgo vs Danger (Guadalajara)
3) Carlo Roggi vs Depredador (Guadalajara)
4) Oro II vs Super Maquian
5) Magnum vs Mafelico
6) Gallo, Leon Blanco, Máximo vs Damián 666, Misterioso II, Mr. Águila
7) Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone vs Atlantis & Lizmark Jr.
CMLL (THU) 05/22 Arena Neza
1) Kid Tiger & Trueno vs Cholo & Vaquero
2) Celestial, Electrico, Shockercito vs Fire, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Calígula, La Máscara, Méssala vs Dr. X, Nitro, Virus
4) Grey Shadow, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Black Warrior, Sangre Azteca, Toscano
I think there are some commenting on this site who would be fine with Messala and Caligula turning back to the rudo side during this match.
IWRG (THU) 05/22 Arena Naucalapan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Quarterback
2) Gallo Tapatio Jr. & Yack vs Nemesis IWRG & Rockero del Diablo
3) Centauro, Fantasma de la Ópera, Zatura vs Demony, Septiembre Negro II, Veneno
4) Multifacético, Rayman, Silver King vs Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Negro Navarro, Universo 2000
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Máscara Año 2000 [UWA HEAVY]
There’s that title match.
CMLL (SUN) 05/25 Arena Coliseo
1) Pistolero & Silver Star vs Dr. Sangre & Mr. Maldad
2) Molotov & Trueno vs Calígula & Méssala
3) Flash, Máscara Púrpura, Neutrón vs Bronco II, Loco Max, Virus
4) Grey Shadow, Metalik, Stuka Jr. vs Olímpico, Sangre Azteca, Satánico
5) Dos Caras Jr., Negro Casas, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Villano V
I started looking at this show from the main event down and was shocked (and happy) to see Stuka making the semimain. Makes much more sense when you notice that first match isn’t happening. Seeing as we still don’t know what happened last week, it’s tough to figure out what feud is going on here.
IWRG (SUN) 05/25 Arena Naucalpan
1) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Trauma I & Trauma II
2) Hijo del Espanto, Judas el Traidor, Rockero del Diablo vs Andros, Gallo Tapatio Jr., Goleador
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Coco Chips, Coco Verde, Cocolores [EdM TRIOS]
4) Black Danger, Rayman, Ultramán Jr. vs Demony, El Hijo del Diablo, Veneno
5) Multifacético vs ? [IWRG IC WELTER]
It won’t be a mystery opponent for long, but it’s dependent on who wins tonight’s #1 contender match.