AAA #912 (11/14)

taped at Auditoio Teopanzolco, Cuernavaca on 10/17/2009.

Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz vs El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Pimpinela Escarlata – so, it turns out they did show the Black Family angle. No one was paying attention, because the tecnicos were doing their own fakeup break up angle for no reason (except maybe to make sure the camera stayed on them.) Not that this is going anywhere.

Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Laredo Kid & Súper Fly – this aborted non-feud was better than I thought. Air Force were not as squashed as they’ve been of late and I wouldn’t have minded seeing the title match.

Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache vs Goddess, Jennifer Blake, Rain – promotion clearly has no plans for Goddess going forward. She actually wasn’t as awful as she was in her last days of CMLL, but they nearly edited off the turn (and made it seem quite inexplicable), then totally edited off her appearance on the next taping. Match wasn’t good and the foreign women aren’t clicking – no problem with Rain, but there’s gotta be something more from Jennifer Blade.

Marco Corleone vs Chessman – the trios Marco Corleone match, only with less people – leapfrogging, beatdown, more leapfrogging. Kinda hoped for more than that. Feels like they could’ve done the surprise reveal of Alex in a more meaningful way – what’s the big deal about Koslov getting reinstated if he’s already getting involved? (The usual bit is the masked heel interferes, making it clear he’s the old heel hiding under a mask, and the tecnicos demand to have them reinstated so they can get revenge. Not so much here.)

Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King vs Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown – Eh. The idea that Konnan is getting revenge on the guys who left the Legion, and ends up in a feud with the WagnerManiacs, is actually pretty well thought out, though I don’t know that the matches will be much good. (Also, when are they getting revenge on Kenzo?)

UWE, Arena Isabel final show, Monterrey, Arena Mexico, Morgan vs Bucanero?

UWE (WED) 12/16 Arena Lopez Mateos [Al Filo del Ring, SuperLuchas 345]
1) Climax I & Climax II b Barba Negra & Rey Lobo
2) Aguila Solitaria, Ciclón Ramírez, Pantera b Al Rojo Vivo, Escuedro Rojo, Simbolo
3) Cachorro Mendoza, Mogur, Ringo Mendoza DQ Enfermero Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Super Halcon
4) Javier Cruz, Javier Rocca, Javier Valaguez DQ Hombre Bala, Pirata Morgan, Verdugo
5) Carlos Plata, El Dandy, Lizmark Sr. DQ Emilio Charles Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Sangre Chicana

Carlos Plata replaced El Faron, who got hurt hanging up holiday decorations (but did show up.)  Top 3 matches ending by DQ really makes me feel sad I missed the old days.

CMLL (FRI) 12/18 Arena Isabel Cuernavaca, Morelos [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Demonio Negro, Mosco de la Merced, Signo Jr. b Carta Brava Jr., Drako, Zokar
2) Dalis la Caribeña & Marcela b Amapola & La Nazi
3) Carta Brava Jr. & Halcon Tarin b Demonio Negro & Ice Killer
4) Brazo Cibernetico Jr., Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino, Super Brazo b Durango Kid, Ephesto, Euforia, Skándalo
5) El Fantasma, Máscara Dorada, Shocker DQ Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas

Substitutions:

OUT: Hector Garza, Super Porky, Rey Bucanero, Canek, Maximo, Stuka Jr., Valiente, Sangre Azteca, Misterioso II, Loco Max, Muñeca De Plata, Signo Jr.
IN: Fantasma, Mascara Dorada, Felino, Brazo Cibernetico Jr., Ephesto, Euforia, Durango Kid, Carta Barva Jr., Demonio Negro, Dalis La Caribena, Signo Jr., Zokar, Drako

That’s TWELVE no shows. I don’t know what happened here, I don’t know who’s to blame, but someone owes a big apology. If only there was someone involved in the national commission at the the show who could investigate the situation. If only!

Anyway. They can’t be accused of killing the building, because this was already supposed to be the last show here. No one still seems quite sure what the end result will be for this 56 year old home for lucha libre – this newspaper article isn’t sure if it’s being torn down or just being bought by folks who don’t want lucha libre, while another article (who’ve link I seem to have lost) quotes the current owner as saying the building is being bought by religion people, and he’s getting out because the shows aren’t drawing any more – but this is was both the final show and a benefit show for local wrestler Impacto, recently paralyzed. That makes it doubly odd to end the show with Felino fouling Fantasma and yanking off his mask.

CMLL LLA (SAT) 12/19 Arena Monterrey [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Mascarita Dorada & Shockercito b Pequeño Black Warrior & Pequeño Damian 666
2) Stuka Jr. & Valiente b Dragon Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca
3) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Máximo DQ Misterioso II, Terrible, Texano
4) Héctor Garza, Místico, Shocker b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas [semifinal]
5) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto [semifinal]
6) Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Místico, Shocker, Rey Bucanero [LLA CHAMP]

Kinda forget about this show. As they’ve done with previous events here, there was a mini trios tournament to lead to a final elimination match. This time, it was to win a belt that’ll never be mentioned again (as opposed to someone lose a mask or hair.) Eliminations in the final went Rey (by Shocker), Shocker (by Atlantis), Mistico (by Garza!), and Atlantis & UG teamed up to beat Garza. That left Atlantis & UG. Atlantis didn’t want to fight, and Rey suggested sharing the belt as a team, but Guerrero insisted on fighting it out. Ultimo killed his good friend with the Guerrero Special to win the belt, but everyone seemed okay with each other after the match.

CMLL (SUN) 12/20 Arena Mexico [Cesar]
1) Delta & Molotov b Durango Kid & Ramstein
2) Diamante, Pegasso, Rush b Artillero, Disturbio, Súper Comando
3) Amapola, La Comandante, Yezca b Lluvia, Marcela, Star Fire
4) Sagrado, Toscano, Valiente b Rey Bucanero, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
5) La Sombra, Místico, Shocker DQ Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Mr. Niebla fouled Shocker, then challenged him for a mask vs hair match. Shocker agreed. I can’t even think of a suitable ridiculous thing to dare to do if that match actually occurred next week, but that’s okay because it’s not happening.

In the deciding moment of the semimain, Toscano had Bucanero rolled up, Rey reversed it, and KeMonito waddled over and re-reversed it, putting Toscano back on top of the pin. MONKEEEEEEEEY!

La Comadante is indeed La Nazi, and the story we’re going with is it’s in tribute to Pierroth.

Judging from Black Terry Jr.’s pictures, there was Toryumon show this afternoon, the annual Young Dragon’s Cup. Also, Juvi beat Angelico (with a new belt!) for his NWE Cruiserwieght Title. Which looks a lot more like Solar/Negro Navarro’s title than I previously recall. Huh.

SuperLuchas notes that no one knows what the deal is with the Mexican Trios Titles tournament on Tuesday. In the comments this weekend, Rob noted CMLL gave the impression that Tuesday’s tournament was the entire tournament, those four teams being the whole field. That’s so absurd I could believe CMLL would do it. Ras de Lona only gave the tournament the briefest mention. The more I think about that, the more I believe it means this was decision made late in the week, because Ras de Lona lives to interview people in random tournaments.

What was mentioned on CMLL TV was the Fuerza Guerrera, who mention he’s written an autobiography, but just hasn’t put it out yet because of the economy. Also, a not-so-veiled shot at the CMLL booking crew and find out what Fuerza’s mask colors mean.

In more interviews, Canek says he’s not hurt or retired, his doctor just told him he can only wrestle once a month at the moment (which would seem to mean he’s hurt), and those matches just happen to take place in New Mexico and Texas, so we just haven’t heard about them. Also, he may look less massive, but it’s because he’s on a new diet. I see.

And one more: Pirata Morgan & Rey Bucanero talk about a possible hair match. Morgan explains he wanted to see who’s better, him or his nephew, so now that his nephew is back, they can face off in a triangle match. See, the actual deal is Pirata Morgan and Charly Manson are supposed to have a hair match on Christmas Day, and Pirata notes Rey hasn’t actually asked permission to do this (so it’s not happening.) Rey wants no part of this match, since Pirata is his mentor and all, and would hope that Charly would lose if they faced off.

AAA has bios up for Histeria III, Psicosis III and Amnesia.

Perro Aguayo Jr. thinks the Perros del Mal are sweepign the entire industry.

DJ Spectro has his pick for tag team of the year, and another recap of Friday’s AAA TV taping.

Cronicas Y Leyendas look back at Black Cat and Black Gordman losing his hair to Mil Mascaras.

SuperLuchas #345 has the new Vipers and the newly unmasked. There’s also an interview with Dr. Wagner Jr. about Dr. Wagner III – apparently, the new kid asked Dr. Wagner Sr. long ago if he could take up the mask, and the original said he could, but not only he was 18. He turned 18 on 09/04, and so he’s here.

For what it’s worth, SuperLuchas report on the IWRG cage match says the Capitan Muerte unmasked was indeed Bombero Infernal. This is SuperLuchas last edition of the year; enjoy the week off!

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 12/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro & Nube Roja vs Katana & Skaxy
2) Hierro & Relampago Azul vs Ebola & Exterminador
3) Drago & Ráfaga vs Asesino Negro & Infierno
4) Fuego, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Héctor Garza vs Atlantis

This is where Poder Mexica is at, when their trios titles are apparently being decided. Hope they remember to leave them behind. (Actually, no, let’s not.) Odd to have a rudo/rudo match.

indy (FRI) 12/25 Plaza de Toros Cuatro Caminos, Jalatlaco, EdM
1) Josseline & Mr. Tenpes vs La Diabólica & Tigre Tatuado
2) La Nueva Parkita & Octagoncito vs Mr. Aguilita & Pequeño Halloween
3) el Ángel vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hombre Bala, Lobo Vikingo, Barba Roja, Demencia [AML CHAMP]
4) Monsther vs Pirata Morgan Jr., ? [mask]
5) Pirata Morgan vs Charly Manson, Rey Bucanero [hair]

I’m being charitable listening Rey Bucanero in that match. Beware mask matches where a participant is not announced.

CMLL (SUN) 12/27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino vs Titanio
2) Metatrón & Saturno vs Exterminador & Malefico
3) Gallo & Metal Blanco vs Ángel del Mal & Ebola
4) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata vs Shigeo Okumura & Vangelis
5) Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

A show.

Mexico, Mex Trios title tournament, lineups

CMLL (FRI) 12/18 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, ESTO]
1) Delta, Leono, Trueno b Apocalipsis, Camorra, Inquisidor
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Pólvora b Molotov, Rouge, Sensei
3) Astral, Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico b Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Sagrado b Misterioso II [lightning]
5) Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero b Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Toscano
6) La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr. b Mephisto, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Not much news out of this. Sounds like attendance was good, but that doesn’t mean much of a gate, with all three free tickets they gave away.

Dorada pinned Damian, not Pierrothito, in the atomicos match. No title match coming up there after all. ESTO kills the Sagrado/Misterioso, feeling all of Sagrado’s offense was cold and repetitive. Rey Bucanero got carried around on his teammates shoulders after they got the win in the semimain. Mistico & Mephisto did mask challenged after the main.

Fuego en el Ring caught up to Sangre Azteca when he was in Guadalajara, to talk about his travels to France and, like everyone else when talking to Sangre lately, ask what the deal is with Black Warrior. This time, Sangre said he’d be heading to the CMLL offices this week to get some resolution on the situation, but it sounded like a non-committal answer he gave just because there’s no real answer he could give.

Perhaps Sangre Azteca really did got to the CMLL offices, because we do finally have some resolution. To recap: Black Warrior hasn’t been seen in about two months, since shortly after losing his hair to Yujiro. The word about him since is he’s done with lucha libre and has moved on. The only problem is he was technically Mexican National Trios champ as part of Poder Mexica. Sangre Azteca & Dragon Rojo have already moved on, replacing Warrior with Misterioso, but they can’t change the titles that easy, the commission isn’t going to allow them just to change members of the champion trio. They’d have to give up the titles.

It appears that’s what happened. Starting Tuesday, there’s are elimination matches for the Mexican National Trios Championship. There is no mention about how many teams or how long the tournament will take yet – the news page doesn’t even mention the tournament – but the four teams entered so far:

  • Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Metro
  • Cancerbros (Euforia, Virus, Polvora)
  • Angels (Oro, Plata, Azteca)
  • Guerreros Tuareg (Arkangel, Skandalo, Loco Max)

Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr. and Metro have 0 previous appearances as a team. Off to a great start! The big question here is if it’s a 8 team tournament (which would indicate this is title is moving down a couple levels in importance) or a 16 one (who knows.) Guess the rest of the teams in the comments.

Blue Demon talks about a feud with Perro Jr.

In an undercard mask match at CMLL’s Arena Xalapa show, Jason La Maquina lost his mask to Caballero Ninja. Real name is Manuel Alvarez.

DJ Spectro picks his Star of 2009.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 12/22 Arena Mexico
1) Principe & Súper Camaleón vs Cholo & Ramstein
2) Leono, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Apocalipsis, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo vs Ángel Azteca, Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata and Euforia, Pólvora, Virus and Máscara Dorada, Metro, Stuka Jr. [MEX TRIOS, tournament]
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Shocker, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

CMLL (FRI) 12/25 Arena Mexico
1) Delta & Trueno vs Camorra & Inquisidor
2) Lady Apache, Lluvia, Marcela vs Hiroka, La Comandante, Princesa Sujei
3) Fuego vs Sangre Azteca [lightning]
4) Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico, Shockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior
5) La Máscara, Sagrado, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Brazo de Plata, Místico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Comadante “debuts” on Sunday, so we should know if it’s a renamed La Nazi after that. Wouldn’t bet on the rudos to win on Christmas.

12/18 AAA TV Results (Chilpancigo)

AAA TV (FRI) 12/18 Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo [AAA]
1) Gran Apache & Último Gladiador b Tribal & Zumbi
2) Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana b Argenis, Atomic Boy, Relampago
3) Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria III, Psicosis III b Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Pimpinela Escarlata, Súper Fly
4) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario b Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Chessman, Teddy Hart, Zorro
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King b Crazy Boy, El Mesías, La Parka Jr.

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#921)
Mexico: 01/18 – if they air 2 best ofs
US: 01/31

Opener was not advertised and probably won’t air, but AAA did mention it on their website. Zumbi is a wrestler from Brazil, who did a dive off the light support.

Vipers won in thier debut, Black Abyss getting Aerostar. (They’re off to a better start than the Cancerberos!) After the match, for reasons unclear so far, the Psycho Circus attacked the Vipers to set up a new feud.

Lider & Nicho destroyed Tiger & Jack. Speaking of – Jack Evans and Teddy Hart are going to miss tonight’s ROH show too, because of a canceled flight (snow.) That’s some bad luck. Edit: late word is Jack & Teddy are trying for a flight that would get them there last minute, if there are no delays. Hope it works out for everyone, wouldn’t bet on it. Probably will be a good show regardless, but if you’re buying it online just to see that match, hope you’re okay with just seeing an Alex/Rocky one.

Clowns appear to be at win #505. Konnan ordered the troops to attack the Psycho Circus after the match. Cibernetico ran out for the save, though he was far more concerned with getting Konnan than helping out the Psycho Circus. Konnan was begging off at the end, until he was rescued by his men.

Crazy Boy replaced the injured Marco Corleone in the main event. Electroshock wore his Ultamtium mask (his original gimmick, back in CMLL) to the ring.

Next taping: next year!

Capitan Muerte loses his mask, 3 tapings tonight, UG

IWRG (THU) 12/17 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores via Luchando Libre]
1) Chico Che & Eragon b Arlequin Amarillo & Arlequin Rojo
2) Avisman & Gringo Loco b Bushi & Freelance
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro [copa Pirata Moreno]
4) Capitán Muerte L Zatura, Xibalba, Exodia, Pendulo, Trauma I, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Ultramán Jr., Fantasma de la Ópera, Tóxico [mask, cage]

Capitan Muerte lost his mask to Zatura in the cage match. Capitan Muerte is Guillermo Martinez Cid, 8 years a wrestler from Tlanepantla. That info is a bit surprising; we were under the belief that this was the former Bombero Infernal, who would’ve been wrestling for 21 years, but the name sort of matches up. More important to me at the moment is I finally figured out Captain is actually spelled Capitan in Spanish and I’m not losing my mind when I think the other way looks right.

For what it’s worth, Toxico did make the show.

Arena Mexico previews: Notimex

Big stories on the show are the Super Sky Team team up in the main event, and Rey Bucanero’s first match here in seven months.

There are bigger shows elsewhere today. AAA’s final taping of the year takes place in Chilpanicgo, with WagnerManicas vs AAA on top and the debuts of the newest Vipers. Also, Perros del Mal is advertising it’s show tonight in Acapulco as a TV taping, but where the show will air or when the show will air are mysteries, as usual. Main event is the usual Perros vs Park & Friends (Hijo de Lizmark, Charly) bit.

Ultimo Guerrero is now teasing he may retire, because he’s been losing too much and he hurts. I do not take this seriously at all.

Felino says he will not risk his mask versus Mistico, and hopes to retire with it. Time for Mistico to move on. Felino also says Princesa Blanca is hurt and out of action until next year.

Also hurt: Zayco, who dislocated a shoulder on Tuesday.

AAA talks to new champ Mini Abismo Negro, who says the Roldans have told him he’ll be the only Abismo Negro, and he’s representing Abismo Negro at the movie premier. Mini Abismo was happy to directly beat Charly in the Guerra de Titanes match, to prove he should be the champ, and hopes to successfully defend the title (unlike Charly.)

Axxel tells SuperLuchas that, were El Santo alive, he’d die of disappointment due to Hijo del Santo’s treatment of his uncles and nephew. Axxel also says he’d work with CMLL if they called.

Fuego en el Ring talks to Los Traumas about wrestling Guadalajara.

Extremely minor deal department: someone updated the CMLL’s Arena Mexico lineups to change “RUSH” back to “Rouge” for Sunday. Only took five days!

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Principe Island winning a title, before disappearing and never being seen again. There’s also an article on Huracan Ramirez, who’s been seen everywhere since.

Kcidis wonders about Cibernetico’s future backup.

Raging Noodles and Ohtani Jacket’s look at Rambo vs Villano III in 2001 IWRG. OJ also writes about Freelance vs Oficial Fierro.

DJ Spectro picks Bobby Lee Jr. as the Batallador de 2009.

Proyeccion Luchistica has photos from the Reyes del Ring year end party.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

The latest Slamming Stan is up.

DTU (SUN) 01/10 Arena Lopez Mateos [DTU]
1) ? & Dement Xtreme vs Flamita & Talaxys and Hormiga & Muerte Bucanera
2) Dance Boy vs Juan el Ranchero, Chico Che
3) Drastick Boy vs Dinastia
4) Black Fire & Freelance vs Cerebro Negro & Terry 2000 and Money Pack & Sadico
5) Magnifico vs Ragde, Pesdailla
6) Último Gladiador vs Super Mega, Epitafio, Sepulturero I, Rey Krimen
7) Areoboy & Violento Jack vs Crazy Boy & Insane

No sign of Toxico and Paranoiko, for what it’s wroth.

EAW (THU) 01/01 Gimansio Juan de la Barrera [EdR, NotiMex]
1) Dinastia & Pesadilla vs Konami & Radge
2) Dinamita Kid & Silver Dragon vs Neurosis & Startron
3) Alto Voltaje & Turbo vs Black Thunder & Kukuxtlan
4) El Alebrije & Pollo vs Monsther & Pirata Morgan Jr.
5) Pantera & Super Crazy vs Charly Manson & Juventud Guerrera
6) Canek Jr., Groon XXX, Tinieblas Jr. vs Histeria, Pirata Morgan, Psicosis II

You can get a free ticket if you bring a toy to be given away to kids. Notimex article says the building currently seats 3,500 in the stands and 400 on the floor.

Puebla, EAW

CMLL (MON) 12/14 Arena Puebla [El Sol de Puebla, R de Rudo]
1) Asturiano & Tigre Rojo b Karisma & Mr. Rafaga
2) Ares, Hooligan, Policeman b Guerrero Maya Jr., Lestat, Starman
3) Fantasy, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito b Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca b Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Rouge
5) Brazo de Plata, Strong Man, Toscano DQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Rey snuck in a foul on Strong Man and the sources differ from there on the official finish. El Sol says Bucanero got the win, R de Rudo says Bucanero got DQed.

Rudos won the semimain in straight falls, which sets up the title match for next week. Hijo del Fantasma and Sangre Azteca as Sangre was talking to the press after the match.

Ares replaced Escorpion, which makes two shows Escorpion’s MIA from. Injured? Being regimmicked? Busy shopping for holiday gifts?

In addition to all the other discounts (1 adult = 5 kids tickets free) going on this month, CMLL is also letting in any child under 5 years old for free.

DJ Spectro starts his Best of 2009 with special recognition to Mr. Niebla.

EAW is supposed to announce a show for New Years Day in Mexico City today.

12/19-20 Lucha Times

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Still hadn’t gotten around to this:

last week’s IWRG – haven’t watched
last week’s 52MX – have watched! Dalis is not ready for prime time, but which of the CMLL luchadora novatas are?

AAA-US: Dunno. This was the week where AAA had no new material, and we found out nothing about what aired except the Dorian vignette. To complicate things further, there’s no Saturday afternoon airing.

52MX: Fabian/Rouge/Metro (3 straight weeks) vs Euforia/Nosferatu/Skandalo, plus Sombra/Shocker/STRONG MAN vs Terrible/Texano/Vangelis

IWRG: more Bushi vs the Oficials, and more Pirata vs Super Porky

AAA on MexicoTV: two facts I probably should’ve known already
– even those these are listed as 2 hours, they’re two 1 hour shows stapled together
– each one hour show is two (nearly random) match from a taping
– they’re going to be speeding thru these at that rate
– the title card for these say “Lucha Libre USA” – are these the 1 hour episodes to be redubbed with English commentary? Doing 3 years old episodes seems a bit silly.

CMLL: only two hours, so the minis atomicos is no-man’s land unless something changes. Probably make TV next week. But you do get the Rey Bucanero/Ultimo Guerrero reunion.

AAA-MEX: Guerra de Titanes part 1

CMLL-FOX: on at 5pm. Fox Sports redid their sites, and the links to their programming schedule are either not working or not visible, so my times for these may be off. Both title matches seem headed for this show.

AAA-FOX: Not sure if this is the last new show or not – they’ll have the last two points matches, but they always could spin the actual final into another show.

C3: METRO. And people getting hurt. Would be cool if they’re actually going to deliver on that Blue Panther/Negro Casas match.

Puebla: Can’t find a working link to TVC Deportes listing anywhere – the one on their site doesn’t seem to be listing actual program names, sadly – so time is probably wrong. Matches probably aren’t any better.

Monterrey: Gotta be the top 3 from last Sunday’s show, right?

Naucalpan, Mexico, GDL, Wagner, Juvi

IWRG (SUN) 12/13 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Dinamita Kid b Cometa De Fuego
2) Maldito Jr. & Samoth b Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
3) Capitán Muerte, Gringo Loco, Xibalba b Eragon, Exodia, Zatura
4) Angelico, Bushi, Mike Segura DQ Trauma I, Trauma II, Veneno
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Cien Caras, Pirata Morgan b Canek, Pantera, Scorpio Jr.

In the main event, Pirata fouled Canek and got his feet on the ropes for a pin. They challenged for a singels match.

Traumas are rudos. Did I miss a turn? Veneno was trying to slap Angelico late, and knocked down a ref instead. The other ref let the match continue, but just as Veneno was making a winning pinfall, the victimized ref recovered enough to call the DQ.

Tercera pushed a Xibalba/Exodia feud. They’re both in tomorrow’s cage match.

CMLL (TUE) 12/15 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Astro Boy & Bengala b Cholo & Zayco
2) Fabián el Gitano, Metatrón, Tigre Blanco ?? Inquisidor, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata b Cancerbero, Pólvora, Raciel
4) Fuego, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. DQ Sangre Azteca, Vangelis, Virus
5) Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino, Negro Casas b Blue Panther, La Sombra, Metro

Captain Negro beat captain Panther in the third fall. Panther challenged Negro to a singles match, but Negro was non-committal.

Rudos lost the semiman in straight falls. Sangre fouled Stuka in the second

Cancerbero & Raciel debut and lose, even though Angel de Oro was hurt during the match. Cholo was also hurt in the opener, but Zayco wasn’t as lucky.

No mention of the segundas.

CMLL (TUE) 12/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) El Divino & Thunder Boy b Ebola & Exterminador
2) Neutrón & Virgo b Malefico & Ráfaga
3) Gallo b Mr. Trueno
4) Rouge & Valiente b Nosferatu & Shigeo Okumura
5) Atlantis & Averno b Héctor Garza & Máscara Dorada

Atlantis snuck in a foul on Garza, who demanded a singles matches for next week.

We had it wrong, and DJ Spectro breaks the story wide open: Fabi Apache magically grew her hair back in 48 hours! It all makes sense now.

Even though Mesias won the title match at Guerra de Titanes, Dr. Wagner Jr. still considers himself the better man. Why did I even write that sentence? That was the most unnecessary sentence in the history of a weblog paying way too much attention to Mexican wrestling. If Dr. Wagner did not consider himself the better man (compared to anyone, ever, in the history of time), he’d stop being Dr. Wagner. Anyway, Wagner would like Mesais’ hair, and he could use some better hair.

Here’s a thought, and I think I’m stealing it from someone in on a message board, but I can’t remember who: Wagner signed with AAA for a year sometime before TripleMania. Next year’s TripleMania is still about half a year away, but with Latin/Mesias locked for Rey de Reyes, Wagner’s not going to main event a major show again until after that contract runs out. Is he going to sign for another year? Maybe we’ll be able to tell by how they use him on Rey de Reyes?

AAA quotes Cibernetico as saying he thought the Guerra de Titanes street match would be a one on one battle with Konnan. Really? Cibernetico’s gotta be smarter than that.

SuperLuchas has an interview with Mistico, who says he’ll rest for six months before going back to NJPW – he doesn’t want to overexpose himself in Japan. Also, he’d like Felino’s mask.

In an another interview with SuperLuchas, Juvi says Super X is still ongoing (though the myspace link he gives doesn’t work), still teases a lawsuit against Konnan (and cuts quite the promo on him), and wants to do a Super X/CMLL partnership. That last part would mostly be Juvi (successfully) defending his NWE belt against CMLL’s wrestlers, while CMLL would get…?

Mini Black Warrior won an unidentifiable title.

The Blue Demon Jr. vs Konnan Big scheduled for yesterday in Monterrey was canceled. Officially, it’s electrical issues in the building, but only about a 100 people had shown up to the building at that point. It’s supposedly rescheduled for next month.

Your the wrestlers of the day aren’t as good as the wrestlers of old article, in the guise of talking about tonight’s UWE show at Arena Lopez Mateos. Keep forgetting to post the lineup for that one, how about here:

UWE (WED) 12/16 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Climax I & Climax II vs Rojo Vio & Simbolo
2) Aguila Solitaria, Ciclón Ramírez, Pantera vs Rocco Valente, Tony Arce, Vulcano
3) Javier Cruz, Javier Rocca, Javier Valaguez vs Hombre Bala, Pirata Morgan, Verdugo
4) El Dandy, Faraon, Lizmark Sr. vs Emilio Charles Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Sangre Chicana

These sometimes air on AYM Sports, if I could actually record the shows there.

The annual Gomez Palacio Luchador 5K Run is this Sunday.

Kcidis looks back at Mistico’s 2009 and wishes for 2010.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo’s IWRG recap, which I need to wait to read until I get a chance to watch it (tonight? I hope? and maybe I should post the video at some point?)

Cesar rates the top CMLL rookie of the year, the most improved and wrestler of the year.

CMLL’s Twitter notes Avenro retained the Mexican Light Heavyweight Championship over Mephisto. Oh, so close.

CMLL (MON) 12/21 Arena Puebla
1) Blue Center, King Jaguar, Milenium vs Ares, Barbaro I, Espiritu Maligno
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman, Tony Rivera vs Artillero, Durango Kid, Súper Comando
3) Metro, Rouge, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma vs Sangre Azteca [CMLL MIDDLE]
5) La Máscara, Místico, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Title match should be good.

Monterrey, Fabi’s haircut, Poder Mexica, new Vipers

indy (SUN) 12/13 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Furor, Lover Boy, Solovino b Angel Dorado Jr., Gato Fantasma, Sky
2) Astro Negro Jr., Bengali, Dark Shadow, Koko Viper b Coliseo 2000, Gato Volador, Hijo del Ninja, Zodaico
3) Diluvio Negro II, Potro Jr., Tigre Universitario b Difunto I, Difunto II, Vaquero Romo, X-Fly
4) Black Spirit, LA Park, Super Parka b Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, X-Fly
5) Pierko el Boricua L Silver Star and Diluvio Negro I [mask]

You may want to sit down for this: it turns out that Pierko el Boricua is actually the former Salsero! Silver Star gets credit for the win.

Due to Hijo de Rey Misterio & Incognito being elsewhere (across the border for the WWE show?), semimain turned into a Parka trios act. Not sure if Black Spirit has given in yet and admitted the relationship there.

Black Terry Jr. updated his flickr page with photos from the AAA show, which include Fabi Apache with her new short haircut. Not bald. Go check out his photos from Day 2 and Day 1 too.

FMLL says they drew 20,000 people over the weekend. I thought the temporary arena sat 4,000, which would leave a lot of people who just walked around the booths on the outside. Whatever the number, they clearly did well and surely will be running another edition in 2010 (where Mistico will defend his title.)

ESTO illustrates their story about the AAA FMLL show with a picture of Dr. Wagner Jr. unmasked.

They also write about Sangre Azteca & Nitro in France. Sangre got the winning pin to defend Mexico’s honor against France, then requested a title shot when he comes back to Europe. SuperLuchas trumps that with an interview with Sangre Azteca himself. On Black Warrior, Sangre says he respects Warrior very much and can not speak to what’s going on with Warrior, but he’s happy to be teaming with Dragon Rojo and Misterioso II because they all have the same ambitions and think alike. Not hard to read into that.

AAA posted the first picture of the new Vipers. Rumors over on SML about the new Vipers say the Mexico City Toxico may be the new Psicosis III. It’s also noted there that Toxico teams with Paranokio all the time on DTU shows, so he’d make sense for Histeria III. Toxico is supposed to be in Thursday’s IWRG mask cage match, and then on Sunday’s IWRG show as well, but would seem to be unlikely to do both those and AAA TV.

CMLL’s made a slight change to Friday’s card. Inquisidor drops to the opener, replacing Escorpion. Loco Max works the segunda instead.

BBN3 has a video report on Denver lucha libre.

Estrella del Ring writes about Arena Isabel’s Sunady show. Pequeno Leopardo beat Icaro for his mask in the finals of a ruleta de la muerte. Icaro is Adan Morales Mendoza, 24, and appears to be the last person to ever lose his mask in this soon to be closed building.

Fuego en el Ring talks to Estrellita Magica, who wants to win Princesa Sujei’s mask and Amapola’s hair. It’s good to dream. They’ve also got an interview with Mesias, who wants to see what happened with him and Latin.

My friend on Twitter, AAA, hypes the Xtreme Tiger & Jack Evans tag team this Friday, and mentions Billy on the radio tonight. Note that Teddy & Jack working this Friday’s AAA TV taping is why they got pulled from this Friday’s ROH show. Alex and Rocky are still working both shows.

R de Rudo interviews Cadaver de Ultratumba Jr., who has been out a year and is feuding with Ultimo Dragoncito. Who knew?

Cesar picks his top CMLL female wrestler of the year.

Slam has a review of the new Rey Mistersio Jr. autobiography.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update. Also, Ras de Lona has STRONG MAN PULLING A BUS.

More lineups

indy (THU) 12/17 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [El Siglo de Torreon]
1) Stukita vs Espantito
2) Espacial & New Warrior vs El Astuto & Oso Negro
3) Dorado Jr., Eterno, Sexy Piscis vs Arana del Futuro, Mr. Guerrero, Psycho
4) Hooligan & Último Guerrero vs Conflictos & Hijo del Soberano

Laguna wrestlers starting to head home. They should be running the big cibernetico this week or next (assuming the shows aren’t bumped to Friday.)

CMLL (FRI) 12/18 Arena Isabel Cuernavaca, Morelos
1) Marcela & Muñeca De Plata vs Amapola & La Nazi
2) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino, Super Brazo vs Loco Max, Mosco, Skándalo
3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Heavy Metal, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Héctor Garza, Santa Porky, Shocker vs Canek, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

No idea who this mysterious Santa Porky may be. Guess he won’t be wrestling next Friday. This is a benefit show for local wrestler Impacto.

indy (SUN) 12/20 Col. Santo Tomás, Tlanepantla, EdM
1) ?? & Tromba vs ? & Salamandro
2) Andy Barrow vs Bobby Villalobos, Sombra Vengadora Ii, Black Killer, Cobarde Del Condado, Saint Seiya, Big Boy, Xtreme Mask, Black Ducku, Rey Tribal, Mascara Magnifica, Fraile Maldito [cibernetico, copa Soleil]
3) Quidam vs Katharsis [666 WELTER]
4) ?, Pequeño Alebrije, Súper Ángel vs ?, Freelance, Pequeño Suicida

I don’t know why the 666 Welterweight Title is now in Mexico State, but someone needs to know.

CMLL (SUN) 12/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Nube Roja vs In Memoria
2) Angelo & Idolo vs Acertijo & Mr. Trueno
3) Astaroth & Neutrón vs León Blanco & Rey Trueno
4) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata vs Dragon Rojo Jr. & Máscara Mágica
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

12/18 AAA TV Lineup (Chilpancingo)

AAA TV (FRI) 12/18 Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo [AAA]
1) Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana vs Argenis, Atomic Boy, Relampago
2) Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria III, Psicosis III vs Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Pimpinela Escarlata, Súper Fly
3) Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Teddy Hart, Zorro
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King vs El Mesías, La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#921)
Mexico: 01/18 – if they’re doing Best Ofs, and who knows
US: 01/31

The big news is the debut of the latest Histeria and Psicosis (as well as the new Amnesia, who is a new addition to the Vipers, according to AAA’s Twitter.) I pretend to know a lot of stuff I really don’t know, but pretending I know Mexican copyright law is too much of a stretch. However, I can guess that it probably helps AAA out to have people using these names from time to time (and Alebrije, soon enough), to make it clear they still own the rights to them.

Not that this means they’re around long term. Last year, AAA debuted a new Espectro de Ultratumba at this taping, and he was never seen again. Since then, Mantra has also seemed to do a single appearance and never has made it back to TV. Maybe they have ideas for the Vipers and just didn’t want to use them with the last batch under these names, but let’s wait and see.

At least Black Abyss gets on TV. The other guys could be anyone, from the guys who seem to hang around the edge of AAA’s roster (anyone who was, is or could be a Barrio Boy) to people brought in from DTU, to anyone else who’s just might be starting up with AAA and would be thrilled to be the new Histeria, no matter how it ended for the last one. I would’ve blindly guessed Poder del Norte, but clearly I would’ve been wrong.

I ask AAA for one favor: have a video bit where the new Psicosis meets Nicho. It writes itself.

Not all gimmicks to debut on this annual taping have been one and done. The Psycho Circus debuted on this show two years ago, and have had success and appearances (though a lot of one and few of the other.) They’ve been mostly kept away from the Legion, but this will be at least their second matchup – they beat Jack, Teddy and Kenzo, working as tecnicos for the match. Presumably, this will work similar.

Latin/Mesias probably will do pretty well on Rey de Reyes. It may actually be a better thing if Latin isn’t around all the time until then, because like 12-14 straight weeks of that feud will drive everyone mad. Just don’t know what Mesias does in the meantime. Maybe this main event will lead to something.