X-LAW results, IWRG & GDL lineups

X-LAW (SAT) 08/08 Arena Lopez Mateos [SuperLucha]
1) Dinastia & Okuzono b Aborto & Mensajero de la Muerte
2) Angel o Demonio, Big Memo, Leono Rojo, Ovett b Payaso Carrona, Payaso Escalofrio, Payaso Miedo, Payaso Terror
3) Damián 666 & Halloween b Krakatoa & Tokyo Monster
4) Suicida b Mr. Aguila, Super Mega
5) Bunker, Epidemia, Giant Warrior, Heavy Boy, Konami, Relampago b Black Soul, Catman, Fantasma de la Ópera, Serval, Titanik, Triton
6) Panama Jack Daniels b Halloween [RXW Heavy]
7) Super Crazy b Panama Jack Daniels [XLAW JH]
8) LA Park b the Sandman [XLAW HEAVY]

If you read the comments on SuperLuchas post, and elsewhere, there’s complaints about the performance of Sandman here. I don’t understand that at all; if you’re truly a fan of the Sandman and you’re aware of what year it is, I’m not sure what you could find fault in. You’re just paying for his entrance in 2009 (and it’s not like you were ever getting much than that.) If Sandman ‘only offered the memories of ECW’, it’s odd that it’s seen as a cheat here, when guys like Canek and Mil are praised while seemingly doing the same. On the hand, if you didn’t know who Sandman is, then hopefully you find out more about what you’re buying next time thru.

The Halloween/Tokyo Monster match was turned into a tag team match for no clear reasons, except to set up Los Porros beating up Damian and Halloween, making Damian unavailable to wrestle later and Halloween easy pickings for Panama Jack Daniels. (On a different note, the point of Panama Jack Daniels seems to be missing as well, as no one seemed to have heard of him before the AAA/RXW show in Panama a month ago, and very few seemed to know of it.) Super Crazy, wrestling under a mask during the match, showed up to face Daniels in the real match. Perhaps this was all the original plan, but no one was sure if Crazy would be back in time from Japan to be on this show to advertise him? I’m sure the idea is people would be happier about getting the extra star than be upset about not getting the scheduled match, but I’m not sure if that’s how it worked out.

The 12 man match was originally 10 men, and I didn’t realize it was sort of Rey del Ring style until reading the results. With a lot of guys people may surely were not familiar with, that probably was very tough to follow unless they made the teams exceptionally clear.

I’m not sure if I should take the second match as a “got you, people who think the Porros are also the Payasos Diabolico” or “no one really cares about who’s under any interchangeable mask on the indies.”

Aguas Digital writes an article about the the history of a promotion in Aguascalientes, though it reads much like a fawning profile.

Cesar is not a big fan of “Super Sky Team”, looks at next Friday’s card and Mistico’s matches in Japan. Also, “Dos Caras Jr. entonces es un mentiroso.

SuperLuchas #326 has second place Super Crazy on the cover. My favorite part of the magazine is a thoughtful, sensible interview with No Limit, which somehow ends with Naito proclaiming: “If people go to the arena to see Mistico and feel he’s the biggest star in Mexico…I will be better than Mistico. That will happen very soon.” It’s good to have goals.

Lineups

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

It’s a weird tercera when the only guy I’m expecting to see there is Avisman. I’d be more worried about the Oficials retaining if there weren’t plenty of people who would like to see harm to the Navarros.

CMLL (SUN) 08/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Angelo & Saturno vs Ebola & Expreso
2) Metal Blanco & Neutrón vs Angel del Mal & Rafaga
3) Acertijo & Novato vs Hierro & Milenio
4) Mictlán, Rogue, Sagrado vs Ephesto, Heavy Metal, Skandalo
5) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara vs Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr.

Third match appears to be a parajes increible match, unless something’s gone down in advance. I’m assuming Expreso = Express Continental.

IWRG (SUN) 08/16 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Siniestro Negro
2) Exodia & Goleador vs Blasfemia & Menfis
3) Freelance, Star Boy, Suicida vs Capitán Muerte, Gringo Loco, Signo Jr.
4) Trauma II vs Avisman [IWRC IC LIGHT]
5) Ricky Cruz vs Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Trauma I, Oficial AK47, Chico Che, Black Terry, Bushi, Fantasma de la Ópera, Jack, Arlequin [hair, mask]

I’m worried this show will be a nightmare for Jack. This is try #2 for Avisman at the ligthweight title. A guy named Siniestro Negro just won a main event mask match in Arena Aficion last week; maybe the same one? It’s him, Arlequin and Bushi who stick out as possiblities.

Freelance is back in action. It turns out, he was wrestling on a muscle tear up thru the cage match, then finally had someone really take a look at it. They found out it was a fracture in his femur. And so, he’s been off for a month.

CMLL Gutierrez (MON) 08/17 Cancha del FutRap [el manana]
1) Mini Cibernetico, Mini Loared Kid, Sexy Flor vs Cristal, Mini Black Mamba, Mini Scorpio
2) Histeria, Maniaco, Psicosis vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000
3) Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Promoter is insistent Mistico will be on this show. It’s probably his first show back from Japan. No, that segunda doesn’t mean any of those guys are in CMLL.

08/07 AAA TV Results (Zacapuaxtla)

AAA TV (FRI) 08/07 Plaza de Toros del Batallon de Zacapuaxtla, Puebla [AAA, LuchandoLibre]
1) Argenis, Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready b Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
2) Billy Boy & Sexy Star b Aerostar & Fabi Apache [bull terrier]
3) Alex Koslov & Sugi San b Jack Evans & Rocky Romero
4) Chessman & Cibernético b Charly Manson & El Mesías
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electro Shock, Silver King b Alan Stone, La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#901)
Mexico: 08/16
US: 09/05

Electro beat Alan with his submission. SEE. Electro’s officially in Wagner’s WagnerMania group.

Cibernetico pinned Mesias with a powerbomb. Charly Manson ended up bloody thanks to his former friends.

Xtreme Tiger was hurt and unable to wrestle, so the cruiserweight trios was changed to a tag. Alex beat Rocky and demanded a title shot. Sounds like Roldan gave it to him for Verano de Escandalo.  (Which I guess would mean Tiger isn’t going to be out for long.) He still needs to give 3 more people shots…

Billy got to all the corners – they say four here, so it’s the square ring – for the win, and the hair/mask match was made for Verano de Escandalo. Or at least more clear.

Next taping is a week from Monday. No lineup yet.

this week’s CMLL lineup

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

Delta debuts in the opener. There appears to be another Delta in Hidalgo, but this one is Monterrey’s Hijo de Trueno under a new mask. I would not be able to resist teaming him up with his brother on his first night, so they’re better than me.

Tecnico trio in the semimain is the same as this past week, but the rudos are all different so I guess it’s just a coincidence. No sign of the minis title match they appeared to be setting up here.

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

First five match Friday night show since January. Other guys are working Puebla’s special show, or in Japan (Mistico & Okumura – hence the amazing return of Ray Mendoza Jr.) The Poder Mexica/No Limit match is apparently about a possible Black Warrior/Yujiro hair match. Maybe both of No Limit are winning a hair match before the inevitable tag loss (to Shocker and Garza?)

Flash is 1-0 in lightning matches. Arkangel hasn’t been in one yet.

This is Nitro’s return from having double knee surgery, and a 7.5 month layoff.

CMLL (SUN) 08/16 Arena Mexico
1) As Jr. & Molotov vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Leono, Metálico, Tigre Blanco vs Dr. X, Durango Kid, Pólvora
3) Lady Apache, Lluvia, Sahori vs La Nazi, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
4) Naito, Terrible, Yujiro vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Hijo de Lizmark
5) La Sombra, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Still figure on Valiente vs Sangre Azteca being added to this lineup sometime this week. Durango Kid isn’t just the one-time appearance he seemed to be on the first match (though that trio is full of guys CMLL doesn’t seem to have much use for at the moment.) I think that women’s match resumes the Lluvia/Blanca feud, but I’m hoping they’ve forgot.

IWRG and others later. Looks like AAA’s PR department sent out results from Friday night’s tapings to other websites (never, ever this one) but just hasn’t put them on their site yet, so that’ll be up later too.

Negro pins Mistico, Apolo Dantes back in business

CMLL (FRI) 08/07 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, Cesar]
1) Artillero & Super Comando DQ As Jr. & Trueno
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skandalo b Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis b Metro, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
4) Mephisto b Sagrado [lightning]
5) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Toscano DQ Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Hector Garza, Mistico, Shocker

Mistico was about the wrap up the main event with a casita, but Negro escaped and got the pin with his feet on the ropes to end Mistico’s win streak. They challenged each other after the match.

Team Japan got DQed for either generally excessive violence, or for hitting a referee after being warned to stop using closed fists. Either way, it was the only tecnico-ish win on the night. DQ in the opener was for Trueno’s mask being yanked off.

CMLL (THU) 08/06 Palenque de la Feria, Aguascalientes [Aduas Digitial]
3) Mascarita Sagrada b Mini Gran Cochisse [hair]
4) Hijo del Lizmark, Lizmark Sr., Satánico b Negro Navarro, Solar I, Terrible
5) Mistico & Volador Jr. b Mr. Niebla & Negro Casas

Mistico was said to have a cut on his right hand here. This is said to be the 67th anniversary of the promoter.

SuperLuchas says Apolo Dantes is starting up Dantes Lucha Factory, and will be running shows in Jalisco featuring everyone else who’ve been exiled from Arena Coliseo Guadalajara.

Univision notes Dr. Wagner seems to be forming his own group in AAA.

LA Park promises to defend Mexico against the Sandman. Meanwhile, Damian 666 says he’ll to defeat Panama Jack Daniels.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo on the first half of TripleMania ’09.

No lineups yet.

CMLL CAN52 GdR #190 (07/11)

taped 07/05

Electrico, Mascarita Dorada ©, Shockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666 ©, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior – Universo and Electrico didn’t do much for me – though Electrico really should get the Mini Hector Garza gimmick – but everyone else was good and Dorada spun himself dizzy, so this is a thumbs up. Dorada and Pierroth and Skayde and Turbo in CHIKARA next week is going to be awesome.

Ephesto ©, Misterioso II, Virus vs Sagrado ©, Stuka Jr., Valiente (part 2) – they seemed to set up Sagrado vs Epehsto here, which could be interesting if not especially compelling. Really, it’s the same deal for tonight’s lightning match versus Mephisto – in a singles match, Sagrado figures either to be just OK or just totally self destruct in remarkable fashion, so it’s more of a battle to see if Ephesto or Mephisto could keep it together. Of course, tonight’s his first singles match in Arena Mexico in two years, since he lost to Aguila in the 2007 Leyenda de Plata, so maybe things will be different. This match here was a good outcome of the CMLL random midcard match generator – nothing you need to see but something that’s good on a weekly show.

Idolo, IWRG Thursday results, Friday notes

Panamanian wrestler el Idolo, Danilo Echavarria, passed away on Wednesday. He was 71, and is said to have retired just 10 years ago. Horacero and TodoSports have obits. Idolo feuded with various Mexican wrestlers back when Panama was a regular touring stop. Idolo won a world championship and was possibly the biggest wrestling star in the history of the company.

IWRG (THU) 08/06 Arena Naucalpan [Estrella del Ring, more photos at Mr. Reyes, the Gladiatores twitter]
1) Blasfemia b Imperial
2) Eragon & Star Boy b Carta Brava Jr. & Heavy Boy
3) Avisman & Fantasma de la Opera b Bushi & Exodia
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Negro got 911 clean, so they’ll be a title match coming up. In the semi, Hijo de Pirata tossed his mask to Black Terry to take the second fall, so Black Terry got away with a foul in the third fall. Pirates want a title match regardless. There’s got to be a show with all title matches soon. Exodia crashed, burned, and was taken to the back in the third match. Bushi fought the rudos 2 and 1, but Fantasma beat him with a powerbomb and feet on the ropes.

Previews of tonight’s show: El Sol de Cuautla, ESTO – sure tonight is setting up a Mistico vs Felino mask match, LuchandoLibre, Ovaciones. Very amused how Naito’s go to pose now is showing his eye is open. The man may never sleep again.

The storylines to watch are the weird semimain – will Black Warrior get along with his partners to defeat No Limit and Okumura – and Mistico’s win streak in the main event. Misico’s going for 8 tonight. he’ll definitely not be going for 9 next week; he’ll be in Japan for the NJPW shows by then.

LuchandoLibre explains Turbo really does have a different title than Skayde. I just normally assume it’s the same belt and no one’s looking too closely at it, but I guess they both have belts. Obviously, I need to be listening to his show.

Hablando de Catch looks at X-Law’s show Saturday. I guess I need to be linking to these if it’s just two days away.

Fuego en el Ring talks to Metal Blanco, who hopes to follows his old tag team partner Metalik to Mexico City.

Estrellas del ring also has an interview with indy wrestler Mongol.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, plus Robert on AAA TripleMania ’08 and CMLL GDL 05/25 & 06/01/08

Ohtani’s Jacket rates Los Infernales (El Satanico/MS-1/Masakre) vs. Rayo de Jalisco Jr./La Fiera/Tony Salazar, CMLL 1987 as one of the best of the 80s.

Aficion, Xalapa, links

indy (SUN) 08/02 Arena Aficion [the gladiatores]
1) Cholo Extreme b Kripton
2) Karis La Momia & Ludge b Escorpion & Rey Fenix
3) Arenita, Exotico, Godzilla b Chester, Hannibal, Malidto Jr.
4) Siniestro Negro b Dark [mask]

Dark is Luis Carlos Chaves, from DF, 6 years a wrestler

indy (TUE) 08/04 Arena Aficion [Proyeccion Luchistica]
1) Lugar b Antax
2) Atena & Lady Monster b Kore & Lili Fighter
3) Arenita, Jusiticero, Magnifico b Hermano Muerte II, Hermano Muerte III, Maldito Jr.
4) La Plage b Tony Rivera, Bugambilia, Vangelis, Cerebro Negro, Chico Che, Colmillo Blanco [cage, hair]

Tony Rivera won a hair! It’s like it’s early 2000s over all.

indy (SUN) 08/09 Arena Xalapa [Diario de Xalapa]
1) Totem II vs Fugaz
2) Gitano & Soldado Anomio vs Divino & Mexican Dragon
3) Corsario de Fuego & Totem vs Full Contac & Pitufo
4) Gore, Samuary, Tigre Cosmico vs Eslabon Perdido, Perro Mocho Jr., Poseidon
5) Black Thunder vs Turbo [NWA MEX LIGHT]

In previewing this main event:

“Turbo won the welterweight title last year in an elimination with Skayde, Black Thunder, Carta Brava, Vampiro Metalico, Hermano Muerte II, Blanck Lancer, and Black Spirit”. This actually confuses me more – am I wrong in assuming this is the same time, and someone actually made up a Welterweight Title? (It didn’t look like a different title in IWRG.) Why would Skayde defend his title in a cibernetico? Why do I care about the NWA Mexican Lightweight Championship? I don’t know, but I spent an hour looking for missing Arena Xalapa results and didn’t find one with that match. If anyone’s figured out what’s gone on here, please clue me in.

Estrella del Ring looks at the independent scene with Super X starting up.

Cesar note seeing a dragon suplex and Durango Kid in CMLL rings – which do you suppose will turn up again first?

Kcidis has it’s latest Kato Aven-Tiaras.

Ohtani’s Jacket thinks Lizmark vs Jerry Estrada was like

The Gladiatores new issue includes interviews with belt maker Santos Rodriguez and Hijo de Rey Misterio

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update

08/08-09 Lucha Times

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AAA-US: Galavision lists the same times as usual, even though they should be getting a half hour shorter starting this week. Why do I even bother. Brothers Wagner vs Parka/Mesias in the main, plus the Yakuza in the semimain, and an actual Super Fly appearance in the opener.

52MX: Fuerza Aerea/Flash vs Infernales/Okumura + Sangre vs Valiente trios

CMLL-MEX: listed as 2 hours, so the lightning match with Sagrado and Mephisto should make air, plus Toscano vs Naito and Mistico tries to keep his win streak going.

FSE: Euforia/Skandalo/Virus vs Flash/Metalico/Stuka and Atlantis/No Limit vs Sombra/Tag Champs

C3: minis rematch of the match you didn’t see, women’s trios, Fantasma/Mascara/Dorada vs Warrior/Lizmark/Virus, and Panther/Toscano/Volador vs Guerreros/Metal

Puebla: Guessing the segunda gets dropped, leaving us with a local tag, another CMLL Mini/local trios, Poder Mexica vs Fantasma/Dorada/Valiente and Mistico/Volador/Mascara vs Los Hijos.

Monterrey: Scorpion Negro/Tigre Cota vs Aerostar/Laredo Kid is your big AAA match.

08/17 AAA TV Lineup (Tehuacan, partial lineup)

AAA TV (MON) 08/17 Polideportivo la Huizachera, Tehuacan
3) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs El Elegido & Gronda
4) Billy Boy & Sexy Star vs Aerostar & Fabi Apache [street]
5) Chessman & Cibernético vs Charly Manson & Marco Corleone
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs El Mesías [bull terrier]

2009 AAA TV Schedule
Projected Air Date (#902)
Mexico: 08/23
US: 09/12

This is the usual odd swing taping; it’ll be taped before VdE, but air after. They’ve been treating these like there’s nothing at all, continuing to build for the show despite the time issues, so I would expect no different here.

Two matches are to be added. Since everything else here seems to be building to Verano, we’re probably missing a cruiserweight match, and either/or a Psycho Circus or Team Yakuza match.

You know, if you’re Charly Manson, why aren’t you just turning rudo? You wanted Chessman and Cibernetico back together, and now they’re together and you’re the one keeping the Hell Brothers from being united. Awful rude of him.

(That’s still not the original Gronda.)

08/10, 08/15 Puebla Lineups

CMLL (MON) 08/10 Arena Puebla
1) King Jaguar & Trueno vs Aguila Guerrera & Semental
2) Astro Boy, Black Tiger, Starman vs Fuerza Chicana, Inquisidor, Pólvora
3) Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito, Tzuki, Último Dragoncito vs Asturiano, Blue Center, Mr. Rafaga, Sauron [Relevos Increíbles]
4) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca vs Máximo, Mictlán, Rogue
5) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, Toscano vs Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro
6) Místico vs Averno [MEX LH]

As of this moment, the CMLL page lists this show as Mexican championship on the line, Mexico vs Japan, and a Relevos Incredible match. Problem is, they’ve got two matches where a Mexican National title could be on the line. By the way everything’s ordered, I believe it’s main event, so we’ll go with that. Relevos match is noticably CMLL Minis vs Puebla, only with rudos and tecnicos crossing over to set up…

CMLL (FRI) 08/14 Arena Puebla
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei vs Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Lluvia
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Mephisto, Terrible, Texano Jr.
4) Mascarita Dorada vs Fantasy, Sauron, Pierrothito, Pequeño Olímpico, Tzuki, Mr. Rafaga, Último Dragoncito, Asturiano, Pequeño Universo 2000, Eléctrico, Bracito de Oro, Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeno Nitro, Espiritu Maligno [cage, hair, mask]

16 man Infierno en el Ring. Kinda funny that the Puebla locals are being treated on the same level of the minis. This is the 4th Infierno en el Ring (the one last week, the January minis one in Arena Mexico, and the February women’s one) and the year’s not 2/3rds over. I guess someone figured they draw better than one on one feuds?

CMLL (FRI) 08/14 Arena Puebla
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei vs Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Lluvia
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Mephisto, Terrible, Texano Jr.
4) Mascarita Dorada vs Fantasy, Sauron, Pierrothito, Pequeño Olímpico, Tzuki, Mr. Rafaga, Último Dragoncito, Asturiano, Pequeño Universo 2000, Eléctrico, Bracito de Oro, Blue Center, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeno Nitro, Espiritu Maligno [cage, hair, mask]