this week’s CMLL lineups

CMLL (TUE) 08/18 Arena Mexico
1) As Jr. & Bengala vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Horus, Metálico, Tigre Blanco vs Calígula, Inquisidor, Méssala
3) Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Mascara Dorada vs Hijo de Lizmark, Mr. Niebla, Virus
5) Ephesto, Terrible, Texano Jr. vs Héctor Garza, Shocker, Toscano

Pierrothio gets to celerbate his mask win with a tercera. Fantasma/Mascara/Dorada trios continues to team. They’ve won the last two weeks, though they’re facing an odd combo this week.

CMLL (FRI) 08/21 Arena Mexico
1) Principe & Sensei vs Cholo & Zayco
2) Ángel Azteca, Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman vs Dr. X, Pólvora, Tiger Kid
3) Lady Apache vs Hiroka [lightning]
4) Máximo, Metro, Valiente vs Euforia, Misterioso II, Nosferatu
5) Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Yujiro vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero
6) Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas vs Blue Panther, La Sombra, Místico

Mistico returns to face the usuals. Will they make the mask/hair match official here, one month out? Black Warrior recruits the Guerreros to fight No Limit, which makes as much sense as you’re going to get to keep Mendoza around one more week. Note Azteca in the segunda; LuchandoLibre had a lineup for an Arena Neza show last night where Ultraman Jr. was working the semimain, so I wonder if he’s done here.

Hiroka is 2-0 a singles match.

CMLL (SUN) 08/23 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Camorra & Semental
2) Nitro, Pólvora, Skandalo vs Astro Boy, Delta, Tigre Blanco
3) Estrella Magica, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Mascara Dorada, Sagrado vs Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro
5) Héctor Garza, La Máscara, Místico vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Blanca/Lluvia goes on. Good for Delta, starting at the segunda level.

Mexico results, Mr. Rafaga loses mask, Mistico wins IGWP JH

CMLL (FRI) 08/14 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, Cesar]
1) Bengala & Horus b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Arkangel de la Muerte b Flash [lightning]
3) Metro, Pegasso, Rey Cometa b Loco Max, Nitro, Skandalo
4) Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Ephesto, Misterioso II, Virus
5) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca b Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Yujiro
6) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero b Héctor Garza, Shocker, Toscano

In the main, Atlantis got Garza with an Atlantida and Ultimo Guerrero got Shocker with a reinera.

No Limit got DQed in the first fall for excessive violence, Poder Mexica took the second.

Nitro returns and loses. Oh well. I think they might have switched around the lineup so they could do the Nitro return after Arkangel’s lightning match, but it’s still a bit odd. Horus looked bad in the opener.

Mistico and his new belt
Mistico and his new belt

Ovaciones says Mr. Rafaga lost the Puebla cage match to Pierrothito. Mr. Rafaga is Arturo Santillan. DJ Spectro says he’s 50 years old. I had no idea he was that old.

Earlier today, Mistico won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship from Tiger Mask IV. Mistico is the second Mexican to have won that championship (Juvi’s sometimes discounted reign is technically first.) There’s video of the match here. Okumura took the direct loss in the opener.

indy (THU) 08/13 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [El Siglo de Torreon]
4) Último Guerrero b Ephesto [CMLL HEAVY]

UG won the first fall, Ephesto the second, UG the third.

The Escorpion debuting next week in Puebla is Escorpion Negro, who was hadn’t been on TV since earlier January, but was scheduled to be working AAA shows as late as this Monday.

PY has an interview with Crazy Star, who explains she’s out due to a bacteria that’s attacking her liver and kidneys. That’s quite rough.

AAA’s note on the Lucha Libre Premier show says the shows will not air until September, so maybe we’ve got more weeks of CMLL before things settle out. The article also says they’ll be taping in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla and elsewhere.

An interview with Joaquin Roldan says AAA will be rolling out a mobile messaging service, though if they have trouble getting the latest information on their website (still no listing for a TV taping in two days), adding on to it doesn’t seem like a greatest idea. There’s a mention at the end mentioning AAA redoing their logo in the upcoming weeks.

Veneno’s blog has pictures of him at the lucha libre expo, under the purple mask as the official luchador of the expo.

Ohtani’s Jacket checks out Sergio el Hermoso & Bello Greco vs Fujiwara & Kimura in NJ + Chicana, Fiera, Cota vs Los Infernales from 1983 + Karadagain & Mummy, and also Dr. Wagner & Espanto Jr. vs Celestial & Coloso, and Espanco IV & Espanto V vs Estrella Blancas from UWA 1992.

No lineups up, of course.

Oficials retain in Naucalpan, notes on tonight’s shows

IWRG (THU) 08/13 Arena Naucalpan [EdR, Mr. Reyes, twitter/the gladiatores]
1) Keshin Black b Imperial
2) Blasfemia & Heavy Boy b Eragon & Star Boy
3) Avisman & Gringo Loco CO Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
4) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Negro Navarro, Trauma II, Trauma II [IWRG IC TRIOS]

Navarros took the first fall, Oficials took second and third. Piratas won again, and will get a title match in the next two falls. Gemelos celebrated their return by losing the first fall, then somehow getting counted out in the second fall.

Ovaciones hypes Nitro return as the big story of tonight’s Arena Mexico. It’s great that Nitro is back, but that doesn’t say much for the show. Everyone says six matches, so the trio listed on ESTO appears to be correct.

Really, it’s the AAA taping and the Puebla shows which are the two big matches. ESTO previews that first, noting 08/10 was the 17th anniversary of the CMLL minis division.

Estrellas del Ring also has an interview with Konnan Big and indy wrestler Sioux

The Gladiatores has interviews with Martha Villalobos, Tercera Caida announcers, and from the Super X press conference. Their debut show is tomorrow.

Cesar rates last week’s CMLL wrestlers. Sagrado was really the big midcard guy? Worrisome. Also, he’s critical of those were critical of Apolo Dantes but are now working with him.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 08/17 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo vs Ares & Guerrero Mantis
2) Centella de Oro, Delta, Diamante vs Artillero, Fuerza Chicana, Súper Comando
3) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Tony Rivera vs Durango Kid, Escorpion, Loco Max
4) Máximo, Mictlán, Rouge vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Mictlán, Shocker, Toscano vs Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Sagrado and Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro and Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Héctor Garza vs Último Guerrero [CMLL HEAVY]

This is Hector’s third shot at this title here. Not sure why they’re running six matches + a tournament. Poder Mexica continues to team up here. Three debuts in the openers – Guerrero Mantis (who appears to be a new local based on that position; there was someone in Veracruz by that name), Diamante (who we know is Principe Diamante), and Escorpion (???).

CMLL (TUE) 08/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro & Virgo vs Güero Loco & In Memoria
2) Angelo & Idolo vs Infierno & Malefico
3) Casanova, Gallo, Neutrón vs Asesino Negro, Dragon, Leon Blanco
4) Mictlán vs Misterioso II [OCCIDENTE LH]
5) Blue Panther, Máximo, Sagrado vs Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas

Guero Loco returns here after being out with a knee and shoulder injuries.

PWR (SAT) 09/12 Santa Maria Fairpark, Santa Maria, CA [PWR]
1) Melissa Coates & Rock of Love vs Polyester Express
2) Alexander the Brute & Rik Luxury vs Captain Calico & Mr. Wrestler #4
3) Dragon del Infierno, Joey Ryan, Vaquero Fantasma vs Chimera, Hijo del Sicodelico, Leon de Oro
4) Oliver John vs LA Park

Lucha Libre Premier press conference notes

Luchando Libre has the point system for the Lucha Libre Premier championship, from yesterday’s press conference to hype it. (So, no, it’s not canceled.) This is delightful:

  • everyone on the winning team gets 3 points
  • person who personally picks up the win gets 3 points
  • “whoever makes the most dramatic movement of the show”, 1 point.
  • DQs will cost you one point

Top 2 point gets face off at the end of the season for the championship.

Chances AAA has this all planned out now: 0%
Chances AAA keeps this all straight: 30%

I’d like to obsessively track this on the site, because that’s what I do, but the best wrestler of the show point is going to be tough to figure from results. I guess they could make this clear, but, uh, they won’t. They’ll just do random matches, and they we’ll end up with 2 of Wagner, Cibernetico and Mesias (if they’re all there) having a match at the end. I know this. And yet…

At the press conference yesterday, the two mystery women were announced as Rain (announced under her real name) and Koa-Marie Gabric, a WWE 2007 Diva Search woman who I have absolutely no recollection of. I’m sure she’ll be fantastic. Konnan will be color commentator for the show, for those who are in withdrawal.

The Televisa Deportes doesn’t even specifically mention the channel the show is on, so not a lot of news there.

First show is tonight. Results are appreciated.

Edit: The Koa-Marie Gabric name is still in my search box, and I’m thinking about how I know I’ve seen that name before, somewhere. And then it finally clicks – Koa Marie is the heel valet on all the GALLI shows and I’ve seen her plenty of times. She’s a lovely person who works well as the hot girl with the jerk boyfriend, but…you know, maybe she’s been working matches some place else, since GALLI hasn’t really run women’s matches and I’m sure she and Rain will work out something in advance, but from the physical interactions I’ve seen her in GALLI, in-ring wrestler is not the role for her at this point. (She’s Nikki, really.) I’m happy for her getting the opportunity, just like it’s cool every time Gringo Loco’s name pops up in IWRG, but this is not a good casting decision by AAA.

08/15-16 Lucha Times

box. Waited an extra day to see if the Catch Channel was going to upload last week’s 52MX so I could confirm, then remembered Alan posted the Fox lineup and I could work backwards from that. Oh well.

AAA-US: Again, this is listed as 2h30m, although it aired for 2h00 this week. Take this, and every other, time with a grain of a salt. Electro/Lider/Nicho vs Ciber/Parka/Marco might be reason to stop watching the show earlier regardless. Rest look OK.

52MX: one more Valiente/Sangre trios, plus Garza/Fantasma/Volador vs Lizmark/Naito/UG

CMLL-MEX: TVGuide lists as three hours. It will not be, but I assume that means they don’t know when the live event before it will exactly end. Top 3; Flash vs Arkangel might be the best.

FSE: The start of WagnerMania. Maybe Wagner being rudo makes sense on TV. Maybe, a lot of things. Also, Chessman/Ciber vs Charly/Mesias.

C3: women’s trios, Infernals vs Fabian/Flash/Metal, Fantasma/Mascara/Dorada vs Averno/Mephisto/Texano, and Casas Brothers vs Panther/Sombra/Volador

Puebla: please skip the Mictlan/Maximo/Rouge trio. Title match, CMLL vs Puebla relevos (it’s almost like an idea I had) are sure things, and Garza/Fantasma/Toscano vs No Limit/Okumura seems a strong bets.

Monterrey: Scorpion/Mini Psicosis vs Chris/Octagoncito seems good, and is a remainder that Chris Stone is still with AAA.

Mistico to Japan, Lyger to Mexico

Mistico won his first match in Japan on this tour, teaming with Tiger Mask IV to beat Tomohiro Ishii & Okumura (Okumura took La Mistica.) The big title match between Mistico and TM4 is the next show, Saturday.

Ovaciones previews tomorrow’s Puebla vs Minis cage match. A side note mentions Lyger will be coming to CMLL from 09/08 (his first match being 09/11) thru 09/28, including the anniversary show. Think that clinches the anniversary show as 09/25, so we’re only 7 Fridays away.

Elsewhere on this information superhighway, I was trying to figure out last week who’d ultimately take the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title from Mistico. (I fiercely believe Mistico’s not going to Japan to lose on Saturday, it’s not even a question.) The list of possibles I came up with was:

– Negro Casas: he’s a big enough name for NJPW and it’ll build to the anniversary match, but they’re already doing a similar bit with the CMLL Welterweight Title
– Felino: seems a lot less likely he’s the anniversary main event now, so this can be skipped
– Naito: this would be heavily a NJPW decision, but I guess it’d continue to build him up for the inevitable
– Lyger: can you imagine how crazy (some) people would be for Lyger vs Mistico as a main event in Arena Mexico? Lyger means enough where even a clean loss isn’t going to hurt Mistico at all, provided they have a really good match (and maybe that Lyger comes back a year later and returns the loss.) Lyger as a champ to set up a young face in NJPW winning the belt makes some sense.

If Mistico does win, there’s not extreme urgency in getting NJPW back the title – all the IWGP titles but their heavyweight one have been out of the promotion or not especially interesting this year – but I really want them to do the Mistico vs Lyger match. I don’t ask for much, all I’m asking is for a match that will make people money.

Fuego en el Ring interviews Terrible, who talks about almost losing his eye in a match. Also, Monito on being Monito.

Hablando de Catch has a look back at the Lucha Libre Expo.

Estrellas del Ring talks to Hator about being in the cage match this weekend.

ESTO interviews Scorpio Jr. about Super X and his recovery from where he was a year ago.

LuchaWorld has Robert on 06/21/08 C3 and 06/29/08 AAA, as well as KrisZ’s news update. Slammin Stan’ broadcasts tonight at 9 CT.

Mexico, GDL, arrest in murders, Diamante to CMLL

Quiet day. Not much going in Mexico.

UFFFF! (ovaciones)
UFFFF! (ovaciones)

No, actually, I’m taping the game, so I’ll be ignoring parts of the internet after 3. Ovaciones has bumped it’s usual Tuesday Mexico coverage in place of tons of World Cup Qualifying coverage (pretty sure they don’t have two page fold outs on the game not involving the US where I live), but that doesn’t mean no lucha. I urge you to check out Dr. Wagner vs Marco Corleone in Estadio Azteca, a 3 page comic.

CMLL (TUE) 08/11 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Delta & Sensei b Calígula & Méssala
2) Dark Angel, Estrella Magica, Marcela b Amapola, Hiroka, Yezca
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis b Fabián el Gitano, Flash, Metro
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Mascara Dorada b Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr.
5) Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas b Blue Panther, La Sombra, Volador Jr.

Negro stole Volador’s mask and pinned him without being caught. ESTO doesn’t actually list the third match, but that seems to be the finish based on context.

CMLL (TUE) 08/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Hierro & Meteoro b Katana & Relampago Azul
2) Drago & Infierno b Magnum & Metatron
3) Gallo DQ Leon Blanco
4) Mictlán & Stuka Jr. b Ephesto & Misterioso II
5) Hijo de Lizmark & Terrible b Sagrado & Shocker

Lizmark got the pin on Sagrado. Micltan pinned Misterioso, so he’ll get a title shot next week. Gallo got away with a foul on Leon, Leon did not get on Gallo.

(Via SuperLuchas) The second woman in the Parkita/Espectrio murder case has been arrested in Hidalgo. She’s saying the whole thing was that other woman’s idea. Which is why she ran to Hidalgo, I guess.

(Via LMDLL) Nuevo Laredo wrestler Principe Diamante traveled to Mexico City to try out for AAA. He’s worked dark matches on their TV tapings before. Once he got to DF, he ran into some wrestlers, and they told him he should try out to make CMLL instead. Diamante was convinced, tried out, impressed Satanico and other trainers, and was offered a spot. (This must’ve happened months ago, because he hasn’t been seen since April in his usual places.) Principe Diamante – who will now go as ‘Diamante’ – says he’ll debut in Puebla next Monday.

Perro and LA Park headline a show in Tijuana next Friday. Where did they hold the press conference? Applebees. Press tried to talk Park (only one there) into making it hair/mask. Park said he’d need more money, but perhaps it could happen in Tijuana. It seems like they’re multiple promotions are starting to run shows in TJ, which I hope is a sign of some progress there.

Estrellas has an interview with Hijo del Santo, Celestial and Canelo Casas (Jr.) Casas says Heavy Metal is his uncle. That family sure has a lot of nephews wrestling, and yet no sons. Also, an interview with Diluvio Negro I, about his past mask wins and his upcoming cage match in Arena Solidardad.

LuchandoLibre didn’t like how Plata lost his mask in such an undignified way. This is another reason that Ras de Lona segment bugged me; it was pretty explicitly “hey, remember how Oro died? Well, now his brother is going to lose his mask – BUY TICKETS NOW.” Doesn’t reflect well on anyone involved.

What we know about AAA on FSE

This was a running topic in the comments yesterday, but it’d be easier to find it. It’s a little info and a lot of guessing based off it.

AAA will start taping shows for Fox Sports International (Mexico) this week. The shows will be an hour long, and take the place of the CMLL episodes on the same channel. Early reports said they’d be on Fox Sports Espanol (the US version of the same channel). Neither channel’s website listings do not list any lucha libre show, but they were never much accurate a week out when I was paying attention to them.

Techinically, the shows are being promoted as “Lucha Libre Premiere”. These shows are going to feature AAA wrestlers and presumably run by the same AAA people. AAA claims they own the AAA name on their website, but something must be up – like Televisa still owning the rights to use it on TV – for them not to be using the name here. AAA tried this same ‘promoting under a different name’ years ago with LLL, and it didn’t seem to last long, but perhaps they’ve figured out some things in the meantime.

(Maybe the name issue is why AAA’s mentioned none of this on their website?)

The first 2 shows will be taped at Foro Scotiabank this Friday and Saturday, part of 8 tapings. Each taping looks to be 4 matches and runs 2 hours, which should last TV for two weeks. The show is expected to start on 08/22, so these shows will take them thru 09/12, far past Verano de Escandalo.

Lineups

AAA LLP (FRI) 08/14 Foro Scotiabank [ticketmaster]
1) El Elegido, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Decnnis, Mini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Esterllas
2) ? & Fabi Apache vs ?? & Sexy Star
3) Dr. Wagner Jr., Jack Evans, Rocky Romero vs Alex Koslov, Electro Shock, Teddy Hart
4) El Mesías & Marco Corleone vs Cibernético & Kenzo Suzuki

The opener is actually listed as “Relevos Atomicos”, which would probably mean two women added to the match. Which would mean practically the entire women’s division would make TV.

AAA LLP (SAT) 08/15 Foro Scotiabank [ticketmaster]
2) Fabi Apache & Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro & Sexy Star
3) Jack Evans, Marco Corleone, Zorro vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Electro Shock
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Rocky Romero vs Cibernético, Kenzo Suzuki, Sugi San

Wagner appears to have been booked as a rudo as of the last TV taping, but he’s a tecnico on these tapings. Zorro hasn’t appeared as a tecnico at all, so no clue one what is supposed to be going on there.

Notable omissions: Latin (exclusive to Televisa?), Parka, Octagon. Billy and Aerostar seem to be removed from their feud.

Sexi and Fabi’s Saturday’s match (and possible the Friday one) will air after Verano de Escandalo takes place, where one of them could’ve lost their mask or hair. Sexi losing her mask seems like the most likely outcome in that match, so perhaps she’ll be appearing with it still on for a while after.

In the PR work AAA wrestlers did to hype this on Monday, and in the description of the event, there’s a mention of a championsihp to be decided in league format. The cards do not seem to reflect that, but they’ve been so certain of it, I’m sure it’ll pop up somehow and not make any sense. If it wasn’t for the mention of accumulating points, I’d figure it be like the CMLL Record show, where someone just gets handed belts randomly.

Given about a week to turn post-produce this, the next set of episodes would be around 09/05.

Foro Scotiabank is a 4,000 seat building. Tickets range from 200 to 700 Pesos ($15.40 to $53.90.) Between those prices and the building, it seems much closer to the club shows AAA was doing earlier in the year then their normal TV taping or even their normal spot show.

Not sure if they’ll keep taping here, but sticking around Mexico City seems a safe bet. It’s not clear who’s actually producing the shows (FSE? some third party?), but it’s easier to tape it if they don’t have to leave the metro area. Doing two tapings one a month makes the most sense; it’s an easy fit on any week they’re not running TV on the weekend. Like with the MVS shows, expect for this shows to reflect the main storylines but not actually progress them, and maybe do smaller midcard feuds.

Of course this has to turn into something about CMLL: The current CMLL shows who were produced by MVS and sold to Fox Sports, so MVS could presumably sell them to another network, add an hour to the current MVS show, or just drop that hour. No hint of a decision there, but I’d presume they’ll just be dropped for the time being.

Bonus match on Friday, Latino profile, links

ESTO lists Valiente, Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Misterios II, Virus on Friday’s card. CMLL.com doesn’t have this.

Fuego en el Ring has an interview with Mascara Dorada about defending his title. They also talk to Rouge, who gives some bio information: he’s 20, from Guadalajara, the former Latino from IWRG, he’s the son of Toro Blanco/Poder Boricua/Poder Mexica, and he says he’s worked well as a team with Mictlan, Fabian and Leono. Yes, he’s aiming to be one of those.

Here’s a thought: find someone who can actually work, and then have someone coach him up into looking good (or guapo) if you really need someone for that spot. CMLL sure seems set on trying it the other way. Or just steal Alan Stone back, that’d work.

Idolo was buried in his mask. Yep, photos of him in the (open) coffin.

Kcidis’s cartoon is on Mistico picking a rival for the anniversary show.

ESTO previews tonight’s CMLL card..

Cesar stumps for a trio of Texano, Terrible, and Hijo del Lizmark

AAA’s newest Dos y Tres includes a big interview with Dr. Wagner, and a piece on regulation of lucha libre. That ought otbe fascinating.

Ras de Lona has Averno and Plata hyping their mask match.

Luchas 2000 #482 has Mistico doing the CM Punk look (that’s a lot of wrist tape for a cut), plus Park vs Perro (in TJ, on the 21st) and Sangre vs Valiente.

Ohtani’s Jacket is pleasantly surprised with Dandy vs Emilio from ’93.

WrestlingObserver has their AAA recap.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news report plus Alfredo on the second half of TripleMania.

indy (THU) 08/20 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [El Siglo de Torreon]
1) Camorra Jr. & Oso Negro vs Demoledor & Imperio Negro
2) Aries & Autentico vs Bumerang & Tackle
3) Brillante & New Warrior vs Camorra & Super Punk
4) Último Guerrero vs Ephesto [CMLL HEAVY]

I don’t know why, but OK.

New IWRG Tag Champs, Averno wins mask, Coliseo, GDL

Almost just the results today. At least there’s a lot of interesting stuff.

IWRG (SUN) 08/09 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Guizmo b Comando del Diablo
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Hijo del Signo b Exodia & Goleador
3) Freelance, Jack, Pendulo DQ Arlequin Amarillo, Arlequin Rojo, Arlequin Verde
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Bushi, Chico Che, Rigo
5) Ricky Cruz & Scorpio Jr. b Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. [IWRG IC TAG]

Third fall saw the Jr. Capos beat Scorpio Jr., but Ricky Cruz beat them both to win the tag team titles. Not the way I thought that was going. Scorpio and Ricky Cruz are 14th champions, both winning these belts for the first time. Jr. Capos held the belts since May of 2007, for 801 days.

Chico Che missed a dive and Black Terry picked up the win. Tercera was all about Jack and Arlequin Amarillo (the original) feuding, with Jack’s mask getting yanked for the DQ.

CMLL (SUN) 08/09 Lagos de Moreno [goldvillano @ elmartinete]
1) Metálico & Sensei b Apocalipsis & Zayco
2) Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito b Pequeño Olímpico & Tzuki
3) Dark Angel & Lady Apache b Amapola & La Nazi
4) Máximo & Sagrado b Arkangel de la Muerte & Dr. X
5) Averno b Plata [mask]

Plata won the first with an escalera, Averno took the second, Plata went for the escalera again in the third, but Averno reversed it into the finish. Plata’s name was not audible over the microphone – they were taping this for Ras de Lona, so figure on it turning up next week – but he did say he was from Guadalajara, 20 years a wrestler.

CMLL (SUN) 08/09 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones, Record]
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II b Camorra & Inquisidor
2) Estrella Magica, Lluvia, Marcela b La Seductora, Princesa Sujei, Yezca
3) Fabian el Gitano, Flash, Valiente b Ephesto, Heavy Metal, Sangre Azteca
4) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, Volador Jr. b Hijo del Lizmark, Naito, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Shocker b Yujiro

Talk of hair matches at the main event. Valiente won again, and he and Sangre agreed to a title match next Monday.

CMLL (SUN) 08/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT, Informador, fuego en el ring]
1) Meteoro & Nube Roja b Ebola & Skaxy
2) Acertijo & Milenio b Hierro & Novato
3) Mictlan, Rogue, Stuka Jr. b Hooligan, Loco Max, Polvora
4) Mascara Dorada b Virus [CMLL SL]
5) Mephisto, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Blue Panther, La Mascara, La Sombra

Mephisto pinned Panther with his feet on the ropes. Dorada retained the titles.

Box Y Lucha #2934 has Negro pinning Mistico this past Friday.