Euforia and Nosferatu

Judging from the LUCHAS 2000 cover and the Coliseo photos (thanks for the links, RL)

This guy is Euforia

This guy is Nosferatu

Now we just have to figure out who’s been put under the mask. They’re claiming it’s new people, but they’re always claiming it’s new people. There is a guy named Euforia who’s been wrestling infrequently, as far back as 2004 in my results, and as recently as the 03/17 AULL show. Same guy?

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Lucha Times

AAA: 03/10 taping. Figure out who Aventurero is! Vipers/tecnicos main event.

CAN52: I have no idea. Maybe the rudos/rudos match

FSE: 10 PM EST start time this week. Preview lists Stuka vs Okumura, and I guess if you wanted to be picky, you’d point out that was the match last week, and is highly unlikely to be this week. I’m expecting too much, I know.

AAAMEX: 03/25 Reina de Reinas

CMLLMEX: Top 2-3 for the PPV, I’d assume. 1:45 airs.

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04/03: Coliseo, AULL, Tijuana

CMLL (TUE) 04/03 Arena Coliseo
1) Fire & Sombrita b Bracito de Oro & Celestial
2) Danger, Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metálico b Artillero, Hooligan, Super Comando
3) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Satánico b Euforia, Loco Max, Noseferatu
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II b Máximo, Mictlan, Virus
5) Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero DQ Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Shocker

Atlantis fouled Metal (replacing Corelone.) New guys lost in their debut. No pictures yet.

AULL (SAT) 03/31 Arena Lopez Mateos [Santo Rey via KrisZ]
1) Sasaki & Yakuza b Hermano Muerte I & Hermano Muerte II
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Samba, Venum b Dr. Karonte I, Dr. Karonte Jr., Lasserman
3) Epidemia & Robin Maravilla b Cerebro Negro & Fantasma de la Ópera and Dravek I & Dravek II [AULL TAG, FINAL]
4) Dark Angel b Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
5) Black Tiger, Gallo Tapado Jr., Ultimo Gladiador b Mascara Ano 2000 Mil Jr., Pierroth Jr., Sadico
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mistico b Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero and Halloween & Hector Garza

CMLL (MON) 04/02 Domo de la Feria de Leon
1) Groon XXX, Lizmark Sr., Sagrado b Emilio Charles Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Pierroth Jr.
2) Místico b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

This bares little relation to the announced card, but Mistico/Perro is more noteworthy than a trios, I’d think.

MOOR (THU) 04/05 Auditorio de Tijuana [El Sol de Tijuana]
1) Mandigo, Mazambula, Mozambique vs Thunder Boy, Thunder Mask, Thunderbird
2) Enfermero Jr., Pandillero I, Pandillero II vs Kimura, Ninja, Rubi Gardenia
3) Depredador, Espectro Jr., Fobia, Inferno vs Black Panther II, Black Spider, Hijo de Rey Misterio, Rey Misterio
4) Hijo de Santo & Latin Lover vs Blue Demon Jr. & Nicho

A Thursday show, since Friday is Good Friday. According to the report, this is Latin’s last non-AAA booking. Haven’t seen results from last week yet.

Edit: maybe if I paid more attention…

VIVA LA LUCHA (FRI) 03/30 Palenque el Parque Morelos, Tijuana [KrisZ]
1) Animaniac, Pancho Cachondo, Shamu b Scream, Tazmania, Viernes 13
2) Disco Machine & Human Tornado b Joey Ryan & Karl Anderson
3) Angel Mensajero & Super Astro b Psaico & Venum Black
4) Iron Boy, Luminoso, Voltron b Cobra II, Phoenix Star, Zokre
5) Mini Tigre & Octagoncito b Espectrito & Piratita Morgan
6) El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr. b Jigsaw & Lince Dorado
7) Xtreme Tigre b Mortiz
8) LA Park & Rey Misterio b Fobia & Nicho

AAA (SUN) 04/15 Plaza de Toros Reynosa [rfc]
1) La Parkita vs Mini Psicosis
2) Octagon & Super Porky vs Antifaz & Pirata Morgan
3) Hijo del Santo & Latin Lover vs Abismo Negro & Fuerza Guerrera

Looks like Santo is going to start working AAA house shows, since he can’t work the CMLL ones. Don’t think this means there’s a deal to get him on TV, but I’m sure things will head that way eventually.

CMLL (SUN) 04/08 Arena Solidaridad [rfc]
1) Flash, Mini Gato Volador, Mini Tigre vs Mini Hator, Mini Mongol, Mini Venum
2) Apolo Estrada & Caifan vs Orientales I & Orientales II
3) Monje Negro & Vaquero Romo vs Diluvio Negro I & Gato Volador [NORTHEAST TAG]
4) El Dandy, Silver King, Texano Jr. vs Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Solar I
5) Diluvio Negro II, Estrella Dorada, Mistico vs Averno, Mephisto, Tarzan Boy

(Milenio) There will be a three day lucha libre expo in Mexico City, starting May 4th. CMLL and IWRG will participate – AAA’s busy on those days. They’ll have shows, and wrestlers will be selling merchandise. Tickets are 150 pesos ($13.5 US).

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CMLL on FSE #12 (10/29/06)

(no, I’m not really up at this time. hopefully.)

Main event should’ve been bad considering the assortment of heavyweights included – so I guess it’s an achievement just to be okay. They didn’t build up Universo/Corelone at all – I was waiting for some intrateam tension that just never came. The great part here was Heavy Metal as small rudo who has no idea that he’s a small rudo. I’m convinced Heavy Metal could be really fun nowadays on a regular basis if they gave him an opportunity, but they really haven’t done anything with him since the Casas Family/Familia de Tijuana stuff. This reminded me that I needed to get him on my tapatia ballot.

Opener was just a hard sell for next week’s hair match, and that’s fine.

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CMLL on FSE #11 (10/22/06)

Nothing to write home about here.

There’s been better ciberneticos here, and I kinda wonder why they didn’t have Emilio/Maximo play into the finish of the match, since that seemed to be the point of this match. The Sagrado turn on Virus was so well done, it either should’ve been the finish of the match or the start of a turn. It was nice random thing here anyway.

Main event wasn’t much, though Black Warrior looked sleek on his Mistico mask yank.

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Update and reminder

I’ve just wrapped up some spring cleaning on the Lucha Rosters. The CMLL, AAA and IWRG pages were checked for additions, changes, and pictures needed.

There was someone who e-mailed complaints about where a couple people were positioned, I guess I should check to see if I listened to them. The groupings are more so unfamiliar people can quickly track down who’s who without searching the whole alphabet. If you know it’s a midcard match, the idea is you can look thru the mid level wrestlers first to figure out who’s who.

IWRG is sorted by frequency of matches, because the promotion switches top programs way too often for their to be distinct stratas of push and I’d have to be redoing the whole thing every week.

If you’ve got questions, comments, corrections about this, or anything else involving the database (or if you noticed that the profile cards stopped working for over a month), let me know.

Don’t Forget: You’ve got till Saturday to vote in the 2006 Tapatia Awards. Still got plenty of time, but don’t forget. The info’s on the top of the page.

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04/03: IWRG, Puebla, Luchas 2000, Monterrey

IWRG (SUN) 04/01 Arena Naucalpan
1) Vampiro Metalico b Celestial
2) Kid Tiger & Puma King b Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Astro Boy, Suicida, Turbo b Black Thunder, Dr. Karonte Jr., Fantasma de la Ópera
4) Black Terry, Hijo de Cien Caras, Masada b Esfinge, Negro Navarro, Yamato
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Máscara Sagrada b Damián 666 & Halloween

No Perro; he way way overbooked this day. No Rayman either, and much of the undercard was shuffled and changed. Yamato and Masada feuded. The recap was a little surprised that Japanese people would fight each other. Suicida and Fantamsa agreed to a title match.

They’re taking Thursday off for Good Friday (?), so the next show is Sunday.

IWRG (SUN) 04/08 Arena Naucalpan
1) Puma King vs Black Stone
2) Antaris, Freelance, Turbo vs Trauma I, Trauma II, Vampiro Metalico
3) Kai & Yamato vs Masada & Okumura
4) Fantasma de la Opera vs Suicida [IWRG IC WELTER]
5) Alex Koslov, Electroshock, Marco Corelone vs Damian 666, Halloween, Hijo de Cien Caras

CMLL (MON) 04/02 Arena Puebla
1) Forajido & Super Star b Fuerza Tiger & Muecielago
2) Espiritu Maligno, Toro Bill, Toro Bill Jr. b Ares, Fuerza Chicana, Furia Chicana
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura b Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde, Leono
4) Felino, Heavy Metal, La Máscara b Ephesto, Mephisto, Terrible
5) Alex Koslov, Lizmark Jr., Shocker DQ Atlantis, Máscara Año 2000, Último Guerrero

Shocker filled in for Marco, so he does still know how to get to Arena Puebla. Rudo fans chanted at him to go back to AAA. Loco Max snuck in a foul on Coco Rojo in the tercera, and there were challenges for a hair match.

indy (SUN) 04/01 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Black Nazi & Tequilita b Larry Miranda Jr. & Mini Payaso Zero
2) Borrico & Burrito b Erin Snake & Marrullero
3) La Kalaka & Sky b Guerrero Griego & Master Boy
4) Aero Boy, Aracnido, Silver Star b Al Barone, Ejecutor, Vudu
5) Casanova & Konan King b Humberto Garza Jr. & Super Konan
6) Golden Boy L Konnan King and El Hijo del Solitario and el Hijo Del Anibal [hair]

Konnan King beat Golden Boy.

indy (TUE) 04/03 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Toro Blanco vs Corazon Adicto
2) Sky vs Loco Tormenta
3) Potro Jr. vs Ejecutor
4) Konan King vs Super Konnan
5) Casanova vs Golden Boy

In Tabasco, the Acuario promotion is suspending activity, claiming the local commission, the building owners, and the other local promotion are working together to make it impossible for them to run shows without losing a bunch of money. At least they figured this out and stopped running shows.

indy (MON) 04/02 Auditorio Municipal de Tampico [El Sol de Tampico]
1) Corsario Blanco, Impulso, Loco Castillo b Arana Malgina I, Arana Maligna II, Disturbio
2) Caricia, La Chamagol, La Parkita b Calaquita, Lady Warrior, Lalo El Exotico
3) El Bronco, Hijo de Anibal, Huracan Ramirez b Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde
4) Groon XXX, Hijo del Santo, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. DQ Blue Demon Jr., Hijo de Anibal, Ice Killer

Hijo de Cien Caras, Cien Caras Jr., and Angel Blanco Jr. were MIA from this card. The newspaper report says they were pulled due to the Santo/CMLL fall out. I’m thinking those three aren’t being booked by CMLL, but would like to be.

LUCHAS 2000 (SAT) 05/05 Arena Mexico [Santo Rey]
1) Cerebro Negro vs Danger, Extreme Tiger, Flash, Freelance, Leono, Mascara Purpura, Mictlan, Super Nova, Texano Jr., Valiente, Virus [ciber]
2) Hijo de Rey Misterio & Rey Misterio Sr. vs Stuka I & Stuka Jr. and Misterioso II & Misterioso Sr. and Volador Jr. & Volador Sr. [torneo]
3) Hijo de Mascara 2000 & Mascara 2000 vs Hijo de Lizmark & Lizmark Sr. and Cien Caras & Hijo de Cien Caras and Rayman & Rayo de Jalisco [torneo]
4) Villano III vs ? [hair]

This is the annual Luchas 2000 show, though they’ve been held at Arena Coliseo previously. I’m not completely sure if that’s supposed to be two different tournaments, or one combined one. It’s a father/son thing, though in some cases that’s not true – the Stukas are brothers, one much younger than other. Hijo de Mascara 2000 is a new (fake?) son of Mascara Ano 2000, not the one who’s been in IWRG. Rayman and Rayo teaming together is interesting – you think it’s possible it’s a new Rayman?

Not sure what the deal is with the main event, if someone’s losing their way in to that spot or what.

Is Dragon still running on the 12th? That’d be back to back three show weekends.

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04/15 AAA TV Lineup

previous: 03/19, 03/25, 04/01

AAA TV (SUN) 04/15 Boca del Rio, Veracruz
1) Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela, Rey Cometa vs Kaoma Jr., Mini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Estrellas
2) Cinthia Moreno & Oriental vs Apache & Fabi Apache [AAA MIXED TAG]
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Psicosis vs Alan Stone, Scorpio, Zumbido
4) Charly Manson & Chessman vs Cuervo & Ozz
5) Alebrije, La Parka Jr., Zorro vs Head Hunter I, Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias

Airs
Mexico: 04/22
US: 05/12

I presume we’re setting up a title change here so the Apaches work against Billy/Sexy for the titles in spot shows everywhere. It’d be a use for the belts, which is nice. Semimain appears to be setting up our for AAA TAG defense on the next taping.

Next:
– 04/20 @ Xalapa
04/27 @ Hidalgo

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04/01 AAA TV Taping Results

previous: 03/18 (Rey de Reyes), 03/19, 03/25

AAA TV (SUN) 04/01 Plaza de Toros, Zitacuaro, Michoacan
1) Mascarita Sagrada 2000 & Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
2) Fabi Apache & Gran Apache b Billy Boy & Sexy Star and Cinthia Moreno & Oriental
3) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz b Laredo Kid, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Super Fly
4) El Elegido, Juventud Guerrera, Octagón, Zorro b Alan Stone, Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Scorpio Jr.
5) Charly Manson & Chessman b Kenzo Suzuki & Mesias

Airs
Mexico: 04/15
US: 05/05

They worked an angle off Nicho’s firing. Konnan came oout early in the show, and protested Nicho being fired, seeing as he was an indy wrestler allied with the Legion, not an AAA one, so how could AAA fire him? Konnan vowed to cause chaos until he got a face to face in ring discussion with an AAA offical. Before the semimain, Konnan got that discussion – with Cibernetico, who decided he was good enough. Cibernetico claimed Nicho was irresponsible and a coward, so he ran. On the other hand, Cibernetico was happy Konnan didn’t run, because that would mean Cibernetico could end him for good. Unlike all the foreign guys who Konnan has brought into to end Cibernetico, Cibernetico was going to get the job done on Konnan.

Main event had interference, but the Hell Brothers ended up winning. Zorro won the semimain with a foul on Fuerza (I think), and then Fuerza and Octagon brawled. Ozz pinned Laredo Kid in the atomico, and Laredo had to be stretchered out.

The mystery team in the segunda was – uh, no one. Exciting! Gran Apache beat Oriental, so we might have a mixed tag title defense coming up. After the minis won the opener, Kenzo and Mesias beat them up to set up Konnan’s first bit.

Next:
– 04/15 @ Boca del Rio Veracruz; I’m guessing we don’t get a lineup this week
– 04/20 @ Xalapa
04/27 @ Hidalgo

Bonus:

For the first time I can recall, AAA also posted detailed house show previews on their webpage – they’ve been nondescript listings previously. They don’t actually say much, but…

AAA (FRI) 04/06 Arena Azteca Budokan Lineup
1) Canibal & Kaori vs Takamura & Takuya Lee
2) Kumo & Maxima vs Galactico & Skyderman
3) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito vs Mini Apache & Mini Cibernetico
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Oriental vs Escoria, Ozz, Scoria
5) Chessman & Cibernetico vs La Parka Jr. & Super Porky

Funny thing is, they’ve already posted the 04/13 lineup here. There’s not much related between the two, except Maxima and Skyderman are apparently feuding.

The other lineup is the 04/03 Feria Internacional del Caballo one. The preview talks about AAA running this building for 20 years, which…no. There’s a math issue there.

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Why Old Luchadores Should Not Be Taking Wacky US Indy Moves

Rob posted this over on luchaworld, but if you haven’t seen it yet – this is Lizmark and Terrible

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