10/05 AAA TV Results (Puebla)

AAA TV (SUN) 10/05 Plaza de Toros el Relicario, Puebla, Puebla [morgan_alebrije @ el martinete]
1) La Parkita, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Chessman b Mascarita de la Muerte, Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Kenzo Suzuki
2) Decnnis, El Brazo, Escorpion Negro Jr. b Billy Boy, Gato Eveready, Pimpinela Escarlata
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b El Alebrije & El Elegido
4) Alan Stone & Chris Stone b Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
5) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Aerostar, Silver King, Vampiro
6) Cibernetico, La Parka Jr., Súper Fly b Jack Evans, Teddy Hart, Zorro

2008 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#8570
Mexico: 10/12
US: 11/02

There were multiple, colliding big angles. X-Pac opened the show, attempt to introduce D-Generataion-X, only to be interrupted by Konnan. Konnan wanted to know why X-Pac returned and turned on the Legion, a reasonable question, but never got the answer as they both were interrupted by Prez Roldan on the big screen. (Yes, this is WWE RAW.) Roldan wanted to let Konnan he was paying him back for breaking his car’s windows a few weeks by doing the same to Konnan’s. And that was that for the opening segment, but Konnan wasn’t going to let this show end without getting revenge. So, after the main event (where Parka beat Jack with a powerbomb), Konnan stole the urn of Antonio Pena’s ashes and ran away. SoloLuchas confirms this really did happen.

The semimain was listed as an atomicos, but turned into a trios with Espiritu just interfering whenever (a lot like TripleMania, actually.) Rudso won with a distracted ref and a foul.

Stones (“Los Sexy Boys”) beat Hermandad despite chairs, tables and ladders coming into play. After the match, X-Pac came back out to introduce the new member of his group – Grey Shadow! Who unmasked to reveal himself as Rocky Romero.

Pirata Sr. stole Elegido’s mask and rolled him up for the win.

The Billy/Gato/whoever trio hit a snag against the Guapos. Decnnis beat Gato clean.

It didn’t make sense for Mini Abismo to be left out of the minis match, since the only feud is him and Mini Charly. So Mini Abismo replaced Jerrito, but his team still lost when Mini Charly beat Mini Kenzo.

Diario Cambio article says 10,000 people showed up.

Next taping is Queretaro on Friday. Pena Memorial show isn’t until the Friday after, so Konnan may have those ashes for a while.

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AAA’s Big Surprise is Rocky Romero

No fooling! I have 500 “so, he’s not in CMLL!” jokes to make here, but it’s confusing enough as it is. Rocky had been wrestling as Grey Shadow, and as apparently is no longer wrestling as Grey Shadow. Though, unless they make that clear to the AAA audience, it’s just going to look like a random foreigner from years past showing up in AAA and not a big jump – and even if they did, Grey Shadow’s been relegated to a minor role. He’s joining X-Pac’s D-Generation-Mex group.

(Sorry, Shocker!)

AAA picking up a ROH guy does fit their mood! I can not even begin to fathom the matches, though I think this is for sure a better move for Rocky’s spot. Guess he won’t be getting Sangre Azteca’s mask!

I’m crushed the Alex/Shadow team isn’t happening. They were so fun on FSE.

How does that NJPW G1 Tag Team work now, with Negro probably not too thirlled with Rocky? I can’t see an AAA and CMLL guy teaming up in Japan.

Does Rocky still have the CMLL Super Lightweight Belt? HMMMMM.

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10/05: IWRG, NWA Mexico, lineups

In Ovaciones, Arutro Rivera says Perro Jr. and Mistico are being pressured to come back ASAP, but aren’t medically cleared (and may want to wait until they’re actually healed.)

AAA (SUN) 09/28 Chapa de Mota, EdM [Super Luchas #284]
1) Angel Enmascarado & Heavy Boy b Black Misterio & Chico Malo Jr.
2) La Rebelde b Mayam
3) Reyna Herodes & Sauxis b Princesa Zareth & Yeska
4) Casandro & Estrellita Magica vs Lady Sensacion & Mujer Demente
5) Atomic Boy & Octagoncito b Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman
6) Abismo Negro & El Elegido b Cuervo & Escoria

Abismo Negro here looks liks Black Abyss. Well, I mean, he was wearing Black Abyss’s gear.

IWRG (THU) 10/02 Arena Naucalpan [Super Luchas #284]
1) Eragon b Epidemia
2) Pendulo & Terror Negro b Judas el Traidor & Sauron
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Freelance, Pegaso Extreme, Rey Cometa
4) el Hijo Del Anibal, Latino, Multifacético b Black Terry, el Hijo del Pierroth, Ghost Rider
5) Shocker & Zumbido b Fuerza Guerrera & Toscano

So they did team up at least once! Never mind then. Scorpio Jr. made an appearance to mention his benefit show here on 10/17, and to take photos with Shocker and Zumbido to tease them as a new/old trio.

AAA (FRI) 10/03 Auditorio de Tijuana [frontera]
2) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario b Extreme Tiger & Psicosis II and Arandu & TJ Boy [AAA TAG, ladder]
4) Cibernetico b Chessman [cage]

Kenzo attacked Cibernetico, Mesias attacked Chessman, Mesias did a better job of it.

Psicosis replaced Halloween, who’s out with an injured ankle, though there’s a rumor Halloween may be done in AAA. This would also seem to confirm TJ Extreme is done here, because he otherwise would’ve been the logical replacement. Extreme Tiger climbed up the ladder (this wasn’t originally listed as a ladder match but apparently ended up being one), Tiger had a chance to grab the belts, but opted to dive off the ladder instead. Lider ended up powerbombing him and, according to this, pinned him for the win. In a ladder match. I don’t know!

NWA Mexico (SAT) 10/04 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera [SuperLuchas, SoloLuchas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
1) Turbo b Black Thunder
2) Dr. Cerebro b Skayde
3) Pierko el Boricua CO Super Muneco
4) Incógnito b Danger
5) Black Terry b Negro Navarro and Solar I and Shu el Guerrero
6) Blue Demon Jr. DQ El Dandy
7) Juvi, Mil Mascaras, Tarzan Boy b Antifaz, Hator, Head Hunter I

In the main event, Mil Mascaras had Head Hunter I beat but the other rudos distracted the referee, and Head Hunter II returned to attack Mil and take his brother’s place. One brother subbing for another during a match, can you imagine such a thing? Anyway, it’s Mil so he still won.

Dandy gave Demon a martinete and was shocked to be DQed. Piledrivers are not DQs by NWA rules, Dandy pointed out. He may have something there. Demon was strechered out.

Super Muneco knocked himself out on a bump to the floor, which cause them to retighten the ropes and adjust the mats. Everyone says Black Thunder has a dive which will certainly get him killed. Sounds fun. Turbo got new gear.

Attendance is estimated at 600, up from the first show.

LuchaWorld has Robert on IWRG 03/23/06, AAA TV 03/31/06 and CMLL TV 04/01/06 and KrisZ’s news update.

Of all the lucha coverage, Accion spent the most time on a video package marking the second anniversary of Antonio Pena’s death. CMLL main event was shown (Atlatnis looked like an older man than Panther, and Panther doesn’t have a mask) as was AAA’s Cibernetico vs Mesias vs Chessman match (no finish was evident here; Chessman seems to have new gear, which probably could be improved upon.) No WWE clips.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 10/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Milenio
2) Virgo vs Ebola
3) Samurai vs Rafaga
4) Palacio Negro vs Rey Trueno
5) Gallo & Leon Blanco vs Máscara Mágica & Toxico
6) Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone vs Olímpico & Último Guerrero
7) Atlantis vs Alex Koslov [NWA LH]

I like how this match happens after I make fun of Atlantis not defending this title just a couple days ago.

IWRG (THU) 10/09 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eragon & Miss Gavitoa vs King Drako & Nemesis IWRG
2) Freelance, Pegasso Xtreme, Rey Cometa vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
3) Head Hunter I vs Toscano, el Hijo Del Anibal, Zumbido, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Hjio de Pierroth, Latino, Multifacético, Aeroman, Fuerza Guerrera

I think the main event may be a 10 way strap match. I’m not sure, because that doesn’t sound right.

CMLL (SUN) 10/12 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Inquisidor & Semental
2) Dark Angel, Princesa Blanca, Sahori vs Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
3) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico
4) Grey Shadow, La Máscara, Máximo vs Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Terrible
5) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza vs Black Warrior, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Dos working a lot for a guy not working here anymore. Dark Angel’s back, yay. Infernales together, yay.

CMLL (SUN) 10/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Neon vs Relampago Azul
2) Metatron & Samuari vs Exterminador & Güero Loco
3) Casanova, Leon Blanco, Magnum vs Cien Caras Jr., Infierno, Malefico
4) Blue Panther & Sagrado vs Ephesto & Mephisto and Damián 666 & Texano Jr. and La Sombra & Metalik
5) Marco Corelone vs Lizmark Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 10/12 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Carta Brava
2) Eragon & Miss Gaviota vs Furia Guerrera & King Drako
3) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro
4) Fenix, Freelance, Pendulo vs Ghost Rider, Sauron, Toxico AAA
5) Latino, Super Astro, Zumbido vs Fuerza Guerrera, Head Hunter I, Veneno
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

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10/04: Mexico, lineups

CMLL (FRI) 10/03 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, Ovaciones, Aficion]
1) Molotov & Trueno DQ Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Último Dragoncito DQ Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween, Pequeño Warrior
3) Black Warrior, Felino, Olimpico b Alex Koslov, Mictlán, Valiente
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corelone b Lizmark Jr., Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
5) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza b Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

Bad attendence, which Ovaciones blames on WWE on TV Azteca. I think it’d still be in a post Anniversary hangover, but it may be both.

Tecnicos won the first fall clean, then second fall by DQ when Ultimo fouled Panther. Ultimo challenged him Panther to a mask vs hair match after. Garza got hurt in this match.

That wasn’t specifically agreed to, but Marco and Lizmark did agree to a hair match after Corelone won their latest match. No date was announced. As noted in the comments, Bucanero replaced Dragon Rojo, which seems a bit suspicious with SD! on Azteca and Dragon Rojo showing up as Diamante Negro last weekend.

Though I guess we’d really know if he just showed up as Diamante Negro here, which he did not. And four out of the six guys in the tercera were changed from what had been originally announced, so something else was obviously going on. Valiente landing face first on the apron on Sunday and working both Tuesday and Friday shows (plus who knows how many more) is quite something. Olimpico and Rey Bucanero being added to this show after being on that poll is interesting.

Yesterday, Panico said CMLL was planning to talk to Shocker about coming back in about two weeks. Not sure that’s happening now. Panico also says CMLL plan on more 75th Anniversary celebration shows.

Noroeste says they know who will be the members of D-Generation-Mex: one indepedent guy, and one who’s been in trios in CMLL. Which doesn’t narrow it down at all! Also in the useless AAA info department, they put up a list of AAA stars signing autographs at various car service places. They tell you who, on which day, but they don’t tell you actually when or where these places are. Good luck!

KrisZ’s news update from yesterday is up.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 10/07 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Apocalipsis, Ramstein, Super Comando vs Angel de Oro, Astro Boy, Sombra de Plata
2) Hijo del Faraon, Metálico, Tigre Blanco vs Euforia, Halcon Negro, Nosferatu
3) Felino, Misterioso II, Vangelis vs Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, La Sombra
4) Goddess vs Princesa Sujei [mask]
5) Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza

OUT: Bronco, Ephesto
IN: Super Comando (add), Sombra de Plata (add), Halcon Negro (!!!), Felino

CMLL (FRI) 10/10 Arena Mexico
1) Sensei & Starman vs Calígula & Méssala
2) Dr. X, Loco Max, Skandalo vs Ángel Azteca Jr., Flash, Máscara Púrpura
3) Mictlán, Sagrado, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Marco Corelone, Volador Jr. vs Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr., Negro Casas
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

Funny how this is the fourth straight main event with the guy who LOST his mask. Everyone’s on pause anyway – no hair match this week.

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10/03: AAA’s big jump revealed?, IWRG, NWA Mexico

La Orjea had a panel of AAA wrestlers on to discuss whether wrestling is real or fake. According to the article, those on the panel were Octagon, Super Porky, Cibernetico, Mesias, Konnan and Shocker. Yes, Shocker. Perhaps we know who’s the big surprise on Sunday.

If this is correct, that means – as you’ll see below – Shocker not only convinced IWRG to run a multi-week main event angle around he and Zumbido stopping the feud and teaming up again only take off before they actually team up, but Shocker will also be no-showing a charity show to make to AAA TV. Burn, bridges, burn!

BTW, AAA’s time has changed yet again: the website says it’s 2h30m now.

Two Crown Trios Champs/the gladiatores
Two Crown Trios Champs/the gladiatores.com

IWRG (SUN) 09/28 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) Avisman b Imperio Azteca
2) Eragon & Zatura b Carta Brava & Drakot Kid
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Nemesis IWRG b Gemelo Fanatstico I, Gemelo Fanatstico II, Jack
4) Fenix, Freelance, Pendulo b Black Terry, el Hijo del Pierroth, Negro Navarro
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Capitán Muerte, Cyborg, Xibalva [IWRG IC TRIOS]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Juventud Guerrera, Shocker b Head Hunter I, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Zumbido

Zumbido was turning tecnico during this match, so the rudos pretty much failed. After the match, Zumbido and Shocker announced they were teaming up now and challenged the Jr. Capos for a tag team title shot.

Oficials now hold the IWRG IC and Mexico State trios titles.

Cerebros snuck in fouls on the Gemelos to take the third match.

AAA (TUE) 09/30 Parque Revolucion de Culiacan [noroeste]
3) Kempo Dragon, Monster Truck, Relampago b Doberman, Mario el Desalmado, Psiclope [Copa Culiacan 477]
4) Jack Evans & Teddy Hart b Aerostar & Súper Fly and Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
5) Kenzo Suzuki, Konnan, Zorro b Cibernetico, Mascara Divina, Silver King

Rudos (who had Arturo Rivera with them) snuck in a foul on the Cibernetico. In the triangle tag match, Lider/Nicho were first out. Attendence is listed as 3,000.

AAA (MON) 10/27 Parque Revolucion de Culiacan
1) Octagoncito & Sexy Star vs Mini Abismo Negro & Tiffany
2) Cuervo & Ozz vs Abismo Negro & La Parka Jr.

Again, Abismo and Tiffany showing up.

Tonight: Ovaciones hypes Niebla/Wagner. Someone should! ESTO goes with Panther/UG. Notimex goes with both.

AAA says La Hechicera will be out a month with a leg injury. Good to know that, but out of all the injuries and disappearances in the last six months, they only one they feel like publicizing is La Hechicera.

SoloLuchas talks to Hooligan, who has the most generic future plans possible for a luchador. (He’s like to win something! He’d like to move up the card!) His son, a fan of rock music, came up with the idea for the gimmick. Hooligan also celerbates the Santos winning the championship. This article finds a way to mention La Alianza, so Cesar Cruz Garcia must be a lurker in the comments. There’s no other way.

NWA Mexico gets some decent coverage: Luchando Libre explains the concept of the NWA. Blue Demon Jr. hypes up the show in ESTO, also mentioning that Santo’s not coming back until December (they’re worried about oversaturation.) SoloLuchas starts their article this way, according to the translation

The day after the Blue Demon got rid of a group of zombies who had a sunny kindergarten near his gallery and withstood the charms of female vampire that bothered him all night

NWA Mexico president is a tough job!

Gato Eveready & Hijo del Pirata Morgan will be on the Deportes 830 station at 8pm on Sunday.

Luchando Libre writes about Dos Caras Jr. going to WWE.

SuperLuchas posts video of Argentina’s 100% Lucha and about Campeones de Lucha Libre. SoloLuchas talks to Dragon Rojo Jr. talks about the movie. “They should not think that the film is based on my life, but rather represents an adventure that many of us, both wrestlers and fans at some point in our lives we imagined when we were kids.”

The Gladiatores also catches up with former wrestler Bello Adan/the Rose, who’s now a mask seller outside of Arena Mexico, and had photos from the DF New Wrestler Licensing Evalutation from Arena Coliseo.

CMLL (MON) 10/06 Arena Puebla
1) Lestat & Toro Bill vs Espiritu Maligno & Zigma
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Fire, Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Black Warrior
3) Axxel, Flash, Metalik vs Skandalo, Vangelis, Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Sangre Azteca
5) Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza, Marco Corelone vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

You know, being this is CMLL, I wouldn’t be totally surprised if Dos just worked that show anyway. But I’m thinking not.

A play opening up tonight in Xalapa: Mascara contra cabellera.

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10/03 overnight update

Dos Caras Jr. to WWE

Dos Caras Jr. expects to sign with WWE tomorrow or Saturday, and he’s got no problem ripping CMLL on the way out the door.

If you recall, back when this story first broke, it was right before CMLL announced the CMLL Spain tour. At the time, Dos intimated the news getting out had caused some issues in his relationship Paco Alonso and CMLL Management. Turns out, once CMLL found out Dos was talking with WWE, the relationship was done. Dos stuck around to work out the rest of his contracted dates, but it sounds like there were very hurt feelings on both sides. Dos rips management without really being specific, saying they’re “doing bad things” (poor communication seems to be an issue), blaming CMLL for general discontent with the locker room.

Dos makes it clear that he fully planned on leaving the CMLL Heavyweight Title with CMLL on his way out, because it’s their title. It doesn’t sound CMLL was particularly interested in getting it back, or having him drop it in a title. “CMLL has no rivals for me to defend this belt.” I don’t think he’s saying no one in CMLL is on his level, it’s that CMLL hasn’t had any challenge him.

Dos is looking at doing farewell to Mexico shows in Tijuana and SLP. He’s done in Arena Mexico. No start date for WWE is mentioned, and it’s still impossible to figure.

A couple points to make
– Sicodelico Jr.’s almost positively going to CMLL as well.
– doesn’t sound CMLL made any attempt to keep him
– if CMLL knew Dos was going, why did they give him a spot on the anniversary show? That seems extremely dumb, there surely would’ve been someone else thrilled to have the spot.
– I think the Lizmark/Corelone feud was planned to have a hair match blowoff – it seems headed that way, and it seems like there’s people booking for the own day of the week shows without any knowledge of what else is going with only occasional oversight or communication – but they might as well might that title match then doing a pointless tournament. The belt means zero right now, don’t waste time on deciding a new champ.

Of course, Dos might not be the only done here…

AAA teases a CMLL jump

Just in case they remove it, here’s the poll currently on AAA’s site:

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They’re asking which one of these guys will be the big surprise on AAA’s show this Sunday. They can worm out of it or even just ignore it later, but at the moment, they’re pretty much saying one of these four guys is showing up at the TV taping.

why it won’t be them:
– Tarzan Boy and Shocker are currently independent guys, but both who’ve expressed a strong desire to return to CMLL. Shocker’s said as much in the last week.
– Olimpico and Rey Bucanero are working for CMLL; there’s no telling if they’re actually under a contracted, but they surely have contracted dates.

why it will be them:
– Tarzan’s been on the outside a long time and probably could use the steady employment. Shocker didn’t say he wouldn’t go back to AAA when he asked.
– Rey Bucanero has been the subject of quite a few AAA jump rumors since his tecnico turn
– Olimpico was ticked to be off the anniversary show

where they’re supposed to be on Sunday
– Olimpico is part of a tag tourny in GDL
– Shocker headlines the Scorpio benefit show at Arena Emilano Zapata
– Rey Bucanero wrestled last Sunday, and has no known future matches. Doesn’t mean he’s absolutely not working, just not in a show that’s on our radar. (Odd factoid: he’s only worked Coliseo, Mexico and Puebla this month, so he may not be working small shows.)
– Tarzan works the NWA Mexico show on Saturday, but has nothing for Sunday.

what impact they’d make
– Olimpico: little. Taking Niebla’s role is probably the best to hope for, and can’t imagine him as a tecnico
– Rey Bucanero: moderate, depending on how quick they lose interest
– Tarzan Boy: same – can’t seem to find much to do with Alan Stone, what are they going to do with an older version one the jump wears off?
– Shocker: moderate, because it’d be hard to trust him at this point

If I had to pick any of them, I’d guess Tarzan Boy because he’s probably given up on waiting for CMLL. But, my real pick is none of the above. It might be some other outsider (surprised they didn’t throw in Black Warrior, though a ex-WWE to capitalize on RAW moving in would make more sense), but I think this is mostly done to cause rumors, speculation, and discontent inside of CMLL. It’ll be the buzz of the internet and people will be ticked if it’s not a jump, but this is going be something much more known to people inside the business than the average fan watching AAA when this taping airs next weekend. The speculation isn’t going sell tickets or increase ratings, but it’s going to tick off CMLL and AAA’s always counting that as a win.

This is also a brilliant way to take the spotlight off AAA acknowledging their timeslot is being moved and cut. And this sucks for the guys named who aren’t jumping.

Let’s take a moment to note how hilarious/CMLL-rific it would be for Bucanero to jump, and CMLL to lose it’s Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight champion in one weekend. If I had any faith in NWA Mexico to do better, forget the idea I suggest yesterday afternoon – they should just point out how much a joke titles are in CMLL, how titles go seasons (or years!) without being defending, say they’re not champions worth recognizing, and move on.

CMLL puts date to Goddess/Princesa Sujei mask match

CMLL (TUE) 10/07 Arena Mexico [the Punisher Wagner @ el Martinete]
1) Apocalipsis & Ramstein vs Angel de Oro & Astro Boy
2) Hijo del Faraon, Metálico, Tigre Blanco vs Bronco III, Euforia, Nosferatu
3) Ephesto, Misterioso II, Vangelis vs Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, La Sombra
4) Goddess vs Princesa Sujei [mask]
5) Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza

This is CMLL’s first Tuesday show of the month, so it’ll be a discount show. That’s also probably why the mask match is happening this week as well as the other better than usual matches. CMLL determines success by the number of people in Arena Mexico seats; even with as underpaid the guys are, this particular show surely can not be making them money, but if it looks decent for once they’ll probably be happy.

I feel pretty safe picking Sujei. Well, I’d feel pretty safe picking Sujei, because having Goddess beating Sujei would make as much sense as Villano V beating Blue Panther and we sure found that one out.

Regardless, this probably isn’t the losers farewell – Diana la Cazadora worked the next week and twice more after her hair match. Even if Goddess is headed back to Canada, they’ll surely keep her around for a week so everyone can see her unmasked.

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CMLL FSE #104 (08/03)

(thanks for the assist!)

video fixed!

taped 07/27, aired 08/03

Despite the referee confusing everyone, despite Loco Max being the world’s worst cornerman (seriously, what the heck), this title match was still a pretty good match. I put the hair match ahead of it, but I give both lots of credit for working two different singles matches in a short time. Most guys seem to be working the same exact match with everyone, these two figured out how to do different things with the same opponent.

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Is there an advantage because they’re paired more often than open weight guys who’d be feuding? I do know that I’m voting Pequeno Damian 666 as my luchador of the year unless someone gives me a good opposing reason.

Alex & Grey are MAGIC, but I’ve got another show where I can go off on that in great length.

(I’m setting this to post while I’m off watching the Game. If anyone wants to turn this into another thread about how minis don’t draw on FSE without also providing mountains of actual evidence and zero antecodes – which has absolutley nothing to do with any content in this post – you are risking being an easy target for an aggigated man. BEWARE!)

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10/02: Juarez, NWA Mexico, Monterery

Ovaciones talks to Tony Rivera, who says Loco Max is a dangerous opponent who he’s going to defeat. Tony hopes this win will move him up in CMLL (noting he’s been there 10 years) and would like Satanico next.

Ángel Azteca Jr. & Sombra de Plata beat Semental & Zayco in Tuesday’s opener. Now you know!

AAA (SUN) 09/28 Poliforo Juan Gabriel, Juarez [thanks to albert cerda]
1) Espectro III & Hermes b ? & Rey Halcon
2) Maquina 45 Jr. & Samuray b Chucky & Rey America
3) Cinta de Oro, Pirata Morgan Sr., Rey Guerrero b Gato Eveready, Magno, Takeda
4) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown DQ El Alebrije, Octagón, Super Porky
5) Cibernetico & La Parka Jr. b Kenzo Suzuki & Mesias

Show drew much better than the last CMLL show here – this was close to the sell out. (CMLL is back here with Park vs Wagner on 10/12.)

Princesa Sujei: likes punching Canadians/CMLL
Princesa Sujei: likes punching Canadians/CMLL

In the semimain, they did a finish where Porky fouled a clown, covered him, and got the three to end the undefeated streak (big reaction), but the referee changed his mind and awarded the DQ.

At the Arena Cuatro Caminos show, Parka Jr. met with a kid suffering from leukemia. Sounds like Laredo Kid and the local promoter set it up.

AAA says Psicosis (II) is heading to Germany on 11/01. Not sure who for. There’s gotta be someone from cagematch.de reading this who knows.

SuperLuchas says NWA Mexico is setting up a Adam Pearce vs Blue Demon for the NWA World Heavyweight for a future sure. That sounds about right for the third show, and I’m sure we’ll know after this week’s show. Speaking of, El Dandy wants to face Demon in a retirement match, defeat him (of course), and take over NWA Mexico. Blue Demon notes they normally go with mask versus hair, and if Dandy still wants one after their singles match enough to sign a contract, he will too.

Sticking with NWA Mexico but on the other end of the spectrum, SuperLuchas has a reall good interview with Black Spider. Spider is NWA Mexico’s “techinical advisor”, which basically means he’s the one in charge of deciding which guys get in their school (of 60 who tried, half were cut) and which of those get on to their shows. Skayde’s teaching at this school, Black Thunder, Turbo and Suicida are among those training here.

Confirming what was mentioned by Suicida last week, they’re planning on running a NWA Lightweight tournament at the next NWA Mexico show. (This would dovetail with Pearce/Demon for the Heavyweight title nicely, because you get to have NWA Officals on hand to make the new title nice and offical.) I am surprised that it’s going to be an NWA *World* Lightweight Championship; seeing as they’re unhappy with the other weight division titles being in Mexico for all time, why would they do the same thing agian?

And yes, there’s the usual “Demom COULD strip the CMLL holders of the NWA titles” bit. Since CMLL has now been using those titles without any concern for the NWA’s approval for decades already, I don’t think they’d react at all if they said anything (and it’d be a confusing lawsuit if they want that route.) The only way I can see this working – besides the obvious of CMLL champions working NWA shows – is if they set some public deadline for Averno, Sombra and Atlantis to defend their titles against an NWA approved challenger. CMLL still probably wouldn’t care, but NWA Mexico gets to publicly act like they tried to make this work and maybe a few days of articles about the promotion if they hype it right. You’ve got to make your empty gestures look like they mean something (that is the essence of professional wrestling.)

Do I get points for naming the NWA champions off the top of my head? I think I do! Does Atlantis even know he’s champion?

Marco Corelone says it’s about time to have the hair mask with Lizmark Jr.

indy (TUE) 09/30 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Bom Bom & Dama de Hierro b Angelica & Cybergata
2) Mini Tiger Universitario b Chico de Barrio & Coquito Amarillo
3) Karonte & Panthro b Black Soul & Kahoma Jr.
4) 5X & Rey Apostol b Golden Boy & Papichulo and Hermano Diablo I & Hermano Diablo II [UXF TAG]

This was the final, following up semifinal matches from 3 weeks ago.

indy (THU) 10/02 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [el siglo de torreon]
1) Camorra & Oso Negro Jr. vs Aguila Negra & Espacial
2) Brilalnte & Tackle vs Arana Cibernetica I & Arana Cibernetica I
3) Piloto Negro, Piloto Suicida, Sexy Piscis vs Chamuco Trevino, Escriba, Sexy Libra
4) Stuka I vs Mr. Guerrero [Coahuila LH]

Stuka’s defending this title here for the first time, but he’s done some with it in Torreon. The article lists it as the North Light Heavyweight championship but I think it’s the same title. And that’s your day in obscure regional titles.

SCORPIO TRIBUTE (SUN) 10/05 Arena Emiliano Zapata [LuchandoLibre]
1) Mini Flecha Verde vs Babe Star
2) King Dragon & Super Mayito vs Flecha Verde & Macho Jr.
3) Caramelo & Rey Fenix vs Alucin & Coyote Dorado
4) Carta Brava & Carta Brava Jr. vs Rambo Jr. & Super Colt
5) Halcon Diabolico I & Halcon Diabolico II vs Electrodo Jr. & Meteoro Kid [Emiliano Zapata TAG]
6) Emilio Charles Jr., Rambo, Shocker vs Máscara Sagrada, Super Muneco, Villano III

Another Scorpio benefit show.

Hoy Internet talks to the Bucio mask making family.

ESTO writes about the Jr. Capos as IWRG tag champs, and lucha libre as part of Mexican culture.

52MX is replacing WWE programming with TNA and kickboxing programming..

LuchaWorld has Robert one two episodes of July ’06 CMLL TV:

It’s only a matter of time before someone realizes “WTF, we’ve been booking Panther as a tecnico for the last 3 years?!?!?!?!?!”.

KrisZ’s news update is up too.

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10/04-05 Lucha Times

chart. FWIW, I’ve got three or four recaps that are 90% done. Just need to find time for the extra ten percent.

AAA-US: the Pachuca taping I never got results for! I’m sure I could look around somewhere to find out, but I can just be surprised on Saturday (or whenever I get to this.) Who knows how long this’ll turn out to be either. Last week’s show changed from 2h00m to 2h30m sometime between Wednesday and Saturday. This show is listed with three different lengths:

2h30m for the Saturday Afternoon Eastern (main) feed airing
2h00m for the Saturday Afternoon Western (alt) feed airing and the Saturday/Sunday overnight airing
3h00m for the Sunday Afternoon airing

Fox Sports: More with Tony/Loco. Who do you root for when Pesta Negra faces Los Perros?

On FSE, this show starts getting bounced around next weekend to accomadate the MLB Playoffs.

52MX: the Metalik/Faraon/Stuka opener should be interesting. Tecs vs Guerreros in the main. I hear nothing about this show anymore, but I did update it with the correct air times finally.

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CMLL-MEX: first, let’s note that for at least the third straight week, the listings on http://www.esmas.com/galavision/ don’t work. I’d guess they’ve just abandoned that site in favor of , but there’s no listings for anything but fubtol on that page. So, again, I’m using the TV Guide.com‘s listings. That’s more interesting for the AAA show. This show is 2 hours long, so top 3 including Panther vs the Guerreros.

AAA-MEX: You know how we’ve been wondering “Will people actually watch five straight hours of wrestling on Galavision Mexico every Sunday?” Well, I’m here to tell you they most definitely will not.

AAA’s show has been shortened to 2 hours, and looks to be running from 5-7. It may be a one week thing, but I wouldn’t count on it. I wonder what’s going to go down here when RAW runs it’s next 3 hour show (November.)

CTres: more Sujei/Goddess, Sombra/Marco/Sagrado vs Averno/Terrible/Texano.

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