12/15: Coliseo, GDL

CMLL (SUN) 12/14 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones]
1) Puma King & Tiger Kid b Sensei & Trueno
2) Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Halloween, Pequeño Universo 2000 b Mascarita Dorada, Nino de Acero, Pequeno Ninja
3) Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, Valiente DQ Ephesto, Skandalo, Texano Jr.
4) Flash & Stuka Jr. b Euforia & Nosferatu [ARENA COLISEO TAG]
5) Black Warrior, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero b Marco Corelone, Mascara Purpura, Toscano

After all that, the tecnicos still held onto the belts.

Negro replaced Lizmark Jr. in the main event, Mascara Purpura replaced Dos Caras Jr. (improvement? late change for sure.) No Hijo del Cien Caras, Skandalo took his spot. Texano Jr. fouled Sagrado in the tercera for that DQ. Mini Halloween fouled Mascarita Dorada and got away with it for the minis pin.

indy (SUN) 12/14 Guadalajara Lucha Libre Festival [informador, El Occidente]
1) Cruz Diablo Jr. & Jaque Mate Jr. b Pinocho 3000 & Super Muneco Jr.
2) Kung Fu Jr. & Ultramán Jr. b Canek Jr. & Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG)
3) Angel Blanco Jr., Axxel, Rayman b Cien Caras Jr., Hijo del Diablo, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
4) Americo Rocca & Hijo del Rey Misterio b Hijo de Huracan Ramirez & Huracan Ramirez and Fuerza Guerrera & Juventud Guerrera and El Fantasma & Fantasma Jr. [torneo]
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Tinieblas Jr. b el Hijo Del Anibal & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Wagner fouled Perro for the winning pin.

I wonder if Axxel is done with CMLL for working this show, running against the CMLL special in GDL. I forgot he was announced for the card. Angel Blanco Jr.’s shown up in Arena Coliseo GDL plenty before, as a local outsider, but might face similar issues.

America Rocca replaced Rey Misterio Sr.

There’s a post on LMdLL saying Nueov Laredo wrestler Flecha Verde has passed away.

There’s a message board post on el Martinete saying shots were heard in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara last night.

You may think the news from this show in Merida with Santo/Intocable vs Zumbido/Crazy is notable for the massive amounts of empty seats. I think it’s notable for Santa Claus versus Batman on the undercard (and Santa working as a rudo!)

Ohtani’s Jacket looks at some recent Oficials & Freelance matches and hopes to get a match with the Oficials versus more solid wrestlers soon. Hope he gets the title change!

The Lucha Look-In looks at Mistico vs Avero

LLF (FRI) 12/12 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Dreamer & RBD b Bombo & Hija de Karonte
2) Perla Negra b Angelica [LLF Juvenil]
3) Tsunami b Bandiada
4) La Chacala & Tigre del Norte b Pink & Simply Luscious

Lucha Listen-In Podcast #3

The newest show is up now at thecoolkidstable.net

Cubsfan of luchablog.com and I talk about the upcoming (now happened) debut of the Perros Del Mal Promotion, the return of Mistico!, our thoughts on Konnan being “AAA company president”, our favorite matches of the year and we also answer some your questions on OUR BEST SHOW YET!

It totally is. Please check it out, and if you like it, make sure to drop some positive comments over on Tony’s site too. Thanks!

12/14: GDL Festival (mask loss), Fuerza, lineups

indy (SAT) 12/13 Guadalajara Lucha Libre Festival [MT 1, 2, 3, ESTO, informador]
2) Pandita, Super Muneco, Super Pinocho b Coco Rojo, Coco Verde, Cocolores
3) Super Pinocho b Pandita [mask]
4) Solar I b Negro Navarro, Engendro
5) Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 b Emilio Charles Jr., Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
6) Cibernetico, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Tinieblas Sr. b Head Hunter I, LA Park, Monsther

The big news here: Super Pinocho was incensed with losing the second match, blamed Pandita and challenged him to an immediate mask match. Surprisingly enough, Pandita and the promoters said yes. Pinocho worked rudo and dominated Pandita (who was said to look bad and close to retirement) for the mask win. Pandita is Luis Hernandez Cruz, 28 years a wrestler.

Rayo beat Park in an exchange of fouls to take the main event. Dinamita cheated to beat the Guapos.

Meanwhile, the owner of Arena Emiliano Zapata says poor attendence at his show (400, less than half capacity) and for AAA’s show here on Day 1 was due to the ecnomic downturn.

Hijo del Avernos were all this is just the start of us taking over after winning the Leyenda de Plata.

Dark Angel talked about her career with El Universal; this version has a little bit more of the article, but you may prefer the first picture.

Al Filo Del Ring has lots on Fuerza Guerrera: the start of his career, his favorite move (half crab), being mistaken for a kidnapper, the possibility of nephew Furia Guerrera someday becoming Fuerza Guerrera II (greater than 0, surprisingly – Furia is said to have been working under names during his long abscene) and the strength of being an independent. This is a teaser for more in this week’s Guerreros del Ring.

Blue Panther will do a web chat on Monday @ TelevisaDeportes.

Juvi is still talking up his past and possible future feud with Perro Aguayo Jr.. Please book it for him already.

SuperLuchas continues their series of look back at Vampiro with his 1992 year and his hair match with Pirata Morgan

kcidis notes AAA cartoon trading cards as a giveaway with cookies, and how the illustrations have “more muscles than Batista and Gronda put together”. If a product licensed by AAA spells a member of the Dark Family as “Spiritu”, is that the official version or can I continue randomly alternating that version with Espiritu?

WagnerMania looks at the 2nd day of the GDL Lucha Libre Festival

Accion showed the CMLL main event (UG nailed Mistico with the canvas, because he was readying it before Mistico dove) and the cage match from GdT (looked like Super Fly might have helped Porky climb up and escape). WWE match was Misterio vs Kofi Kingston. (There was a mixed match, but no woman vs woman match on RAW this week.)

LuchaWorld has Robert on 05/06/07 AAA, IWRG 05/17/07, CMLL 05/12,

There’s also KrisZ’s news from Friday and Saturday

Ohtani’s Jacket watches Brazo de Oro vs Pirata Morgan for the NWA LH Title in 1989, Brazo de Plata/El Brazo vs Verdugo/Hombre Bala in a double hair match from the same show and Eddie & Santo vs Espanto/Estarada in 1993 AAA

Lineups (heavily helped by Super Luchas #294)

CMLL (THU) 12/18 Arena Monterrey
1) Mascara Dorada, Máscara Púrpura, Máximo vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Dragon Rojo Jr., Virus
2) Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza, Mark Corleone vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
3) Blue Panther vs Tiger Universitario, Diluvio Negro II [hair]
4) Místico vs Último Guerrero, Volador Jr., Diluvio Negro I, Mr. Niebla, Difunto II, Averno, La Sombra, Rey Hechicero, Valiente, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca [mask]

This is the infamous show where they promoted the main event mask match without mentioning any of the local wrestlers (who are sure to lose.)

indy (FRI) 12/19 Feria de la Pinata, Acolman, EdM
1) Luic Cirio, Manny Cirio, Tony Cirio vs Insecto, Mosca, Principe Celeste
2) La Parkita & Octagoncito vs Mini Ciber & Mini Scorpio
3) Espantapajaros, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Barba Roja, Pirata Morgan Jr., Toxico AAA
4) Antifaz del Norte & Ogun vs Monsther & Pierko el Boricua
5) Cibernetico & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Head Hunter I & Head Hunter II

Wonder if Rey Cometa & Pegasso will still be working this show. Cibernetico & Wagner are working a lot of days this week.

IWRG (FRI) 12/19 Arena Naucalpan
1) Freelance, Jack, Zatura vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
2) Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido [IWRG IC TAG]

This is also the yearly award show.

CMLL WFS (FRI) 12/19 Velvet Night Club, DF
1) Bam Bam vs Pequeño Damian 666 [CMLL MINI]
2) Dark Angel vs La Nazi, Princesa Sujei
3) Dos Caras Jr., Mark Corleone, Shocker vs ?, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

This card is ever evolving. I’d wager the mystery rudo ends up being Black Warrior, since this is otherwise the same exact main event they’re running in Arena Mexico.

I’m spelling Corleone correctly now, right?

CMLL (SUN) 12/21 Arena Coliseo
1) Hijo del Faraon & Pegasso vs Camorra & Semental
2) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Tony Rivera vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Loco Max
3) Mascarita Dorada, Nino de Oro, Shockercito vs Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Mascara Dorada, Máximo, Sagrado vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Mark Corleone, Shocker, Toscano vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Texano Jr.

Okay, there has to be something going on with the minis for that match to be tercera. Lightweight defense coming up early 2009? Meanwhile, one wonders if Sangre Azteca and Dragon Rojo can coexist five days after being in a title match. Pegasso being all the way down in the novato match is a disappointing on the surface, but Hijo del Faraon isn’t there normally so perhaps there’s something holiday wise going on, a card change coming.

IWRG (SUN) 12/21 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eragon vs Judas el Traidor
2) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Fantasma de la Ópera & Nemesis IWRG
3) Freelance, Jack, Pendulo vs Dr. Cerebro, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Head Hunter I & Veneno vs Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
5) Scorpio Jr. vs Máscara Año 2000, Fuerza Guerrera, Tetsuya, Arlequin, Cerebro Negro, Pierroth II, Zumbido, Oficial 911, Multifacético [cage, hair, mask]

Arlequin lost his mask just six weeks ago. I would guess he, Tetsuya or Pierroth would be the most likely suspects.

12/13: Mexico results, CMLL plans change, GDL Festival

CMLL (FRI) 12/12 Arena Mexico [superluchas, ESTO, Ovaciones, SoloLucha]
1) Inquisidor & Pólvora b Sombra de Plata & Starman
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Lluvia b Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei
3) Terrible b Marco Corleone, Texano Jr., Dos Caras Jr., Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Shocker, Blue Panther, Rey Bucanero, Toscano, Villano V, Sagrado, Misterioso II, Valiente, Ephesto, Máximo [LdA]
4) Místico DQ Último Guerrero

Main event was a near 20 minute match. UG took the first, Mistico took the second, and the third ended by DQ when Mistico dived towards Ultimo, but Ultimo grabbed Tony The Cartoonist’s canvas and smached with Mistico with it on the way down. SuperLucha has the first fall over in about 3 minutes, which ESTO lists as “less than five minutes.”

People voted for 11 different people to win the Leyenda de Azul. Terrible got no voes and won. Order of elimination is listed above, with Villano V replacing Lizmark. Story of the match was the three Hijos de Averno working together. When it was down to Dos/Marco and Terrible/Texano, the two rudos took out Dos together. Texano got pinned next, but he and Ephesto stayed around ringside to distract Corleone into being fouled by Terrible. SuperLuchas has the match at 36 minutes, I think.

SoloLuchas says attendance was up, but it doesn’t look good from the shot of Mistico and Ultimo Guerrero. They both could be right.

Ovaciones reportes CMLL has changed their minds and will continue to run Arena Mexico Tuesday and Friday for the rest of the year. CMLL is thinking of running big shows on 12/23 and 12/30 (Fridays) and may announce them well in advance, plus Tuesday January 6 will be another fan appreciation day.

I thought IWRG was supposed to be done this week as well, but there’s a mention of them running a 10 man cage match next Sunday with Scorpio Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Arlequin, Pierroth II, Multifacetico, Zumbido, Cerbero Negro, Tetsuy and Mascara Ano 2000.

Lots of articles on the first day of the Guadalajara Lucha Libre expo
– Local papers Informador, milenio and La Jornada covered the show, as well as a local reporter for MT who filed three different articles: the AAA undercard, on the main event, and on those being honored and what’s to come the next two days.

Milenio says 3000 people showed up for the wrestling portion of the show. It sounds like attendance was not as expected; the show was delayed 30-40 minutes as they waited for “enough” people to move to the bleachers to start the show, and the Milenio article mentioned ticket giveaways. The MT report has a good photo of the setup. Having this outdoors in December did not help, with a lot pointing out how cold it was while watching the events.

AAA (FRI) 12/12 Guadalajara Lucha Libre Festival
5) La Parka Jr., Mesias, Octagón b Jack Evans, Konnan, Teddy Hart

Main event was supposed to be Parka/Octagon vs Mesias/Konnan, but Mesias and Konnan refused to get along based off current storylines and they turned it into a trios. The other matches sound like they happened as scheduled, just no results reported.

The MT article says the idea was great but the execution was horrible. A complete lack of security put the wrestlers in danger. The semimain guys were pelted with drinks for the bleachers. (There were announcements to stop it, but no one actually forcing them too.) After the main event, the crowd jumped the barricade to get close to the tecnicos, who had to fight thru the crowd to get to the back. AAA wrestlers were angry enough to blow off the press after the show.

WagnerMania has video and pictures of the booths and other parts of the show not relating to the AAA show.

SuperLuchas has the first round results of the Latin American tournament in Peru.

News American has an article on San Jose lucha promotion >Pro Wrestling Revolution and includes this line:

According to American wrestler “Strongman” Jon Andersen, Pro Wrestling Revolution is the most successful wrestling promoter in the United States.

CMLL (TUE) 12/16 Arena Mexico
1) Angel de Oro & Tigre Blanco vs Camorra & Inquisidor
2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skandalo
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Mascara Dorada, Valiente vs Ohara, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
4) Sangre Azteca vs Dragon Rojo Jr. [MEX WELTER]
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Shocker vs Black Warrior, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

2009 came early! I suspect this is the beginning of a long series between the ex-Air Force and the Tuareg. Between Cometa and Pegasso making the card and Ohara being back on a proper CMLL show for the first time in a long while (the Leyenda de Plata tournament), I think people are already headed off for vacation.

CMLL (FRI) 12/19 Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Angel de Oro vs Calígula & Méssala
2) India Sioux, Marcela, Princesa Blanca vs Amapola, Hiroka, Medussa
3) Flash vs Pólvora [lightning]
4) Mascara Dorada, Máximo, Valiente vs Felino, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) La Máscara, Toscano, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Terrible, Texano Jr.
6) Dos Caras Jr., Mark Corleone, Shocker vs Black Warrior, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

That’s a random but fun sounding lightning match. They haven’t done one of those for a while – last one I see is June 30, 2006 between Mascara Purpura & Stuka. A Lightning match is just a 10 minute time limit one fall match, usually between young guys.

Nice that they’re bundling Los Hijo del Averno as a rudo trio, but shouldn’t the guy who won Leyenda de Azul get the main event?

The opener is an ongoing feud. Maybe “ongoing” is too strong, “continuing” without making progress works better.

Mistico is in Tijuana on this night.

While you’re waiting for this week’s shows, here’s last week’s Ras de Lona:

12/13 GALLI show

GALLI (SAT) 12/13 Addison Community Center [CPW]
1) El Chilango vs Carlos Robles
2) Centellas de Oro, Furia Roja, Pinocho vs Emperador Azteca, Funebre, Venom
3) Dave Storm vs Tony Scarpone
4) El Tigre & Meteoro I vs Bryce Benjamin & Gringo Loco
5) Slayer vs Amenaza del Siglo
6) Guardian, Nemesis, Tokio Lee vs Guerrillero, Pentagon del Inferno, Yakuza
7) Samuari vs Charly Manson Jr. [GALLI]

Tickets are $10 and $15 unless you buy before hand (and you didn’t, I’m guessing) – normal 7pm start. I may make it out this one, or I may be busy, or I may be taking a nap. One of those things, for sure.

They’re also running a show on Sunday in Cicero to wrap up their year. Both sound like they should be fun.

12/12: Mexico preview, Bucanero show, GDL festival

Tonight’s card, the last Arena Mexico show of the 2008 (probably)

CMLL (FRI) 12/12 Arena Mexico
1) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Lluvia vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei
2) Dos Caras Jr. vs Marco Corelone, Blue Panther, Sagrado, Toscano, Shocker, Valiente, Máximo, Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Lizmark Jr., Terrible, Texano Jr., Misterioso II, Rey Bucanero, Ephesto [LdA]
3) Místico vs Último Guerrero

Previews
Ovaciones
Notimex
ESTO

Ovaciones is the best, having quotes from Mistico and UG. Mistico wants that mask match, so he hopes to force UG into it with a win. UG doesn’t seem worried. Depending on how much time they plan on spending on the Leyenda de Azul, an opener may be added, but I don’t see any specific mention of one. This is Lluvia’s Arena Mexico debut and Sagrado’s return from a shoulder injury.

Most note that we’ve got 3 of the 4 past Leyenda de Azul winners involved in tonight’s edition: Panther, Toscano and Bucanero. (Universo is the one missing.) Ovaciones goes with Blue Panther, Altanits, and Valiente as the favorites with Ephesto as a dark horse candidate. Who do you have?

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I sure hope this ends up as a cibernetico; doing 15 singles matches before a huge main event singles match doesn’t seem to make much sense. Like I said earlier in the week, this is one where just about anyone could win and the winner will be as interesting as any angles they set up along the way.

Lots of press also about Rey Bucanero’s show tonight NEXT WEEK in the Velvet night club. It’s going to be a combination of wrestling and male dancing, and sounds much like the AAA Solo Por Muertes shows. Fabian el Gitano is in charge of the dancers; good job going with your strengths. Rey says there will be three matches – a title match, a women’s match and a super main event – and hopes to make this into an national (shows in Toluca, Monterrey and GDL mentioned) and even international thing. Based on the talent roster, the matches look like

Bam Bam vs Pequeno Damian 666 [CMLL MINI]
Dragon Rojo Jr., Volador Jr. vs Mictlan, Fabian el Gitano
La Nazi, Princesa Sujei vs India Sioux, Dark Angel
Marco Corleone, Dos Caras Jr., Shocker (w/Monito) vs Ultimo Guerrero, (a replacement for) Olimpico, Rey Bucanero

Which looks like four matches. And yea, the tag match makes no sense. It’s “funny” how this is a Friday night show that’s competing with Arena Mexico show – it’s a different time and marketed at a different audience – and CMLL doesn’t see this as the same sort of competition that caused them to pull out from the Perro del Mal promotion. Almost like CMLL made that reason up!

There are some articles about the GDL Lucha Libre Festival, kicking off today. Abuelo Carrilo, Pepe Casas, el Faraon, Americo Rocca, Paco Garica and Rito Romero will be honored today, and the AAA show takes place this evening.

(SoloLuchas) Black Spirit says he’s LA Park’s star pupil. That may be true, and he still could be Park’s son. They also talk to Hijo de Faraon about how he’s improved since starting with CMLL.

The Gladiatores have video interviews with Skayde, Black Thunder and El Templario Skayde introducing the rest of his Gimnasio Latinoamericano students (which includes Mini Kenzo Suzuki) and Flor de Luna. There’s also a recap of an undated show out near me in Waukegan.

Rellik is on the cover of the next Dos de Tres. “Rellik si lo escribes al revés es Killer” – nooooooooo

SuperLuchas looks back at a much younger Vampiro from 1991 and his quick rise to fame despite being really bad in the ring.

Ohtani’s Jacket really enjoyed El Dandy vs Javier Llanes from 1994 CMLL.

Luchaworld has Robert on CMLL 12/09/06, AAA 08/20/06 (young stars tournament) and KrisZ’s news update

12/11: Neza, Panther remasked, Sombra challenges Demon

indy (SAT) 12/06 Plaza La Canela, Xochitepec, Morelos [the gladiatores]
1) Aikido, Eragon, Scanner b Centinela, Kadafi, Marte
2) Afrodita & Zeuxis b Princesa Zareth & Zorra
3) La Parkita & Mascarita Sagrada b Espectrito I & Espectrito II
4) El Hijo del Diablo & Sultan Jr. b Coclores & Coco Verde
5) Dr. Cerebro, Mr. México, Septiembre Negro II vs Freelance, Pendulo, Ultramán Jr.
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Dandy, Fuerza Guerrera b Head Hunter I, Hijo del Cien Caras, Veneno

I don’t why it’s surprising, but it didn’t occur to me until now that there was actually someone wrestling as Zorra. They’d be way over at an AAA show.

CMLL (SUN) 12/07 Arena Neza [the gladiatores]
1) Beta & Maullido b Bizarro & Templario
2) Black Lancer & Tarasco b Angel de los Ninos & Mr. Katana
3) Black Thunder, Skayde, Vampiro Metálico b Carta Brava, Soldado del Futuro, Turbo
4) Starman & Tony Rivera DQ Puma King & Tiger Kid
5) Dos Caras Jr., Máscara Púrpura, Toscano b Black Warrior, Felino, Heavy Metal

A little bit under the radar compared to the other shows going on last Sunday. Tercera was said to be match of the night.

Blue Panther is getting his mask back. Only for a day, though. As Panther’s part of participation in the campaign for non-violence against women, he’s wearing the mask because people know him masked so much better than unmasked. (Elsewhere in the article, Panther says he thinks his post mask loss career is going well.)

(Reforma via Wagnermania) Sombra says that if Blue Demon wants his NWA Welterweight Title, he’ll have to beat him in a match. What a crazy idea. Historian Sombra notes that, back in the 40s, the NWA didn’t have many wrestlers in smaller weight classes, so they gave the opportunity to Mexicans to win the titles. If they have those wrestlers now, they need to beat Sombra to earn the belt, not request it be handed over in meaningless way. No such match will ever be booked, because that’s the way CMLL likes it, but Blue Demon so needs to make a grandstand Sombra vs Skyade/Turbo/Trauma II/SOMEONE challenge right now.

They also post a photo of the Perros del Mal show, after the semimain, disputing the 4,500 attendance number. They look to have a point. the Gladiatores and hablando de catch also wrote about the show, so you can check their pictures too.

Speaking of titles, Dos Caras Jr. is okay with giving Mr. Niebla a CMLL World Heavyweight Championship match, but would like Mr. Niebla to stop being silly/AAA-ish in the ring. Dos heads the fans demanding wrestling when he’s in the ring with rudos like Mr. Niebla, and thinks it’s because the fans didn’t pay their ticket to see Mr. Niebla dancing. I can think of other reasons. Dos expects the title match to go down before 2008, and at a Friday night in Arena Mexico (which is odd, since CMLL said they’re done with those after next week.)

Wagnermania also has video of Dr. Wagner wrestling in Rodeo Potro and on Tercera Caida, as well as video of Guerra de Titanes. I think I can wait to see that.

AAA looks back at what Abismo Negro was doing ten years ago. (A: actually having matches!)

The Gladiatores has an interview with Hector Guzman Chavez, who’s part of the Arena Lopez Mateos management.

After the fact, CMLL updated it’s Arena Mexico’s listing to note Tuesday’s Cibernetico was for the national title.

SuperLuchas looks back at Los Brazos coming to Arena Coliseo.

Ohtani’s Jacket looks back at Blue Panther vs Angel Azteca for the National Middleweight Championship in 1992.

Ovaciones is down at the moment, but here’s a direct link to today’s edition; nothing much interesting today.

CMLL (MON) 12/15 Arena Puebla
1) Karisma & Sauron vs Centella de Oro & Legionario
2) Asturiano, Hijo del Faraon, Pegasso Xtreme vs Policeman, Semental, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Blue Panther, Mictlán, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Shocker vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

There’s an unsourced interview with Pegasso and Rey Cometa on Box Y Lucha’s forum (Edit: original story is from Deporte1), where they confirm they’re getting a trial run in CMLL (DF) starting in January. They’re more gracious to AAA then I think they’ve been in previous interviews.

CMLL (TUE) 12/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Quazar vs Milenio
2) Carlo Roggi vs Ebola
3) Thunder Boy vs Asesino Negro
4) Metatron vs Mr. Trueno
5) El Gallo & Leon Blanco vs Malefico & Satánico
6) La Sombra, Marco Corelone, Toscano vs Heavy Metal, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Back to normal here. Maybe less CMLL guys here, actually. Note Satanico mixing in with the locals.

12/07 Arena Naucalpan results

IWRG AZTECA (SUN) 12/07 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Eragon & Goleador b Anticristo Jr. & Nemesis (IWRG)
2) Comando Negro & Trauma II b Freelance & Pendulo
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro [EdM TRIOS]
4) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Cien Caras b Arlequin, Pierroth II, Trauma I
5) Scorpio Jr. DQ Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. [Rey del Ring]
6) Fuerza Guerrera, Super Astro, Tinieblas Jr., Zumbido b Head Hunter I, Masada, Mascara Ano 2000, Tetsuda

The reign of the Oficials is over! They held these belts for 17 months with (relatively) frequent defenses. They picked up the IWRG IC Trios belts along the way, and are still champions of those belts (I think.)

In the semimain, Masada was Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.’s cornerman and interfered often. (Intocable was Scorpio’s second, even though he wasn’t working on the show.) Masada fouled Scorpio to set up the pin, but the referee belatedly listened to the crowd and called for the DQ. MA2K Jr. wasn’t happy with Masada and Scorpio wasn’t happy with either of them, and it sounds like this might lead to a three way apuesta match (IWRG’s announced they’ll be doing one of those to wrap the year up, so there you go.)

After that, MA2K and foreigners didn’t get along in the main event, which led to the loss. All the junior Capos ran out for the save after the match.

Rudos lost the fourth match after getting DQed for excessive violence, then got beat in the second.

12/13-14 Lucha Times

box. slightly better than last week, but still not clear.

FSE: not on in the US, again. It’s listed as on next week, and we’ll see what happens when it airs, but it lists as airing that week’s episode. Which means the Averno/Mephisto vs Garza/Mistico match will NOT air in the US, as is. If you get the Fox Sports Latin America channel and can help us out with taping this, let me know or comment on the site. Besides the tag title match, I’m guessing the Laguneros vs Panther/Dos Jr./Toscano also airs here.

52MX: of course, this airs in the US, except no one gets it. Sombra/Ephesto and probably Pesta vs tecnicos.

AAA: Back, and back with the full 2:30 show, so maybe editing it won’t be as painful. Not sure if they’ll show the episode they skipped last week, or if they’ll proceed on schedule (with DGM vs MPs/Billy) and HF2/Mesias vs Sect.

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CMLL: Probably not much more than Leyenda de Azul and Mistico/UG, and one of those will be clipped.

AAA-MEX: First part of GdT, not sure how it’ll be split.

C3: Mexican welterweight cibernetico, main event, and maybe the women’s tag. This is back on at 7pm on Saturday.

12/10: Puebla, GDL, Mexico, Santo, Abismo, Mistico’s new group?

CMLL (MON) 12/08 Arena Puebla [eric0891 @ el martinete]
1) Blue Center, Legionario, SWAT b Aguila Guerrera, Ares, Mr. Rafaga
2) Pequeño Black Warrior, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Violencia b Bam Bam, Nino de Acero, Pequeno Ninja
3) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca b Máximo, Stuka Jr., Valiente
4) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Toscano ?? Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
5) Místico b Negro Casas [CMLL WELTER]

Not sure on the semifinal result. Nino de Acero was hurt in his match. Main event was said to be good.

hes really growing it out/CMLL
he's really growing it out/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 12/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT, MT]
1) Acertijo b Saturno
2) Plata b Fraile de la Muerte
3) Magnifica b Silueta
4) Nube Roja b Exterminador
5) Dark Angel b Hiroka
6) Hijo del Fantasma & Valiente b Misterioso II & Sangre Azteca
7) Terrible & Texano Jr. DQ Blue Panther & Volador Jr.

Hijo del Fantasma appeared to suffered some ankle/lower leg injury in the second fall of his match. Fantasma was checked out by the commission, but continued to the clean win. He was immediately attended to by doctors after the match, and taken to a hospital. (In an ambulance! I think he owes Mistico one for making some noise about getting better medical assistance here.) No word on his condition.

In the main event, Panther replaced Garza. Texano got caught fouling Volador Jr. for the loss.

Card was a little bit shuffled: the Magnum/Inferno match seems to have not taken place. Dark Angel and Hiroka were added for a singles match (they were in town to promote Sunday’s show; Mistico did a phone conference, I think.) The 1st match is actually a couple trainees as a bonus match; wonder if Satanico’s already making changes here.

CMLL (TUE) 12/09 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Tigre Blanco & Tony Rivera b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Amapola & Princesa Sujei b India Sioux & Marcela
3) Dragon Rojo Jr. b La Máscara, Máscara Púrpura, Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Flash, Mictlán, Felino, Black Warrior, Loco Max, Heavy Metal, Virus [Mex WELTER, cibernetico]
4) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero b Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Toscano

Negro replaced UG in the main event. Ultimo never misses a show and Negro’s not your normal fill in guy, so something was known in advance. Niebla snuck a foul on Dos and got away with it for the win. Not that I actually believe there’s a direction here, but I’d be so okay with Mr. Niebla, CMLL Heavyweight Champion Of The World, which is a long way off from where we started in 2008.

#1 Contenders match was a cibernetico, with rudo and tecnico sides. Dragon Rojo (in new gear?) beat La Mascara to take it. No order of elimination info yet. I’m fascinated by what kind of match Dragon Rojo Jr. vs Sangre Azteca will be next week. Normally, the champions got to stick as a rudo, but tecnico offense has not been Rojo’s strong suit.

This was Ramstein’s first Arena Mexico match in two months. They’ve got to advertise better when the king of Neza wrestles here.

El Hijo del Santo says he could see himself going back to CMLL, if they paid him the right amount of money, but feels CMLL thinks too much of it’s own name and has stopped bringing in the big names, which is causing the public to stop coming.

Abismo Negro is scheduled to return to AAA on the 12/17 Xalapa TV Taping. Surely by no concidence, the Vipers are on the show as well.

Clark_El on SML says Diario Record says Rey Cometa and Pegasso will be starting with CMLL in January.

Perhaps eventually related, Mistico is talking about creating his own group to combat the Hijos del Averno. Mistico wins my heart by mocking Hector Garza’s complete fail of a tecnico group and assures he’d be more dedicated to raising the level of any young wrestlers who are allied with him. Like Averno, Mistico says he doesn’t want to be the leader of a group that he’d obviously be the leader; no one likes being management. Mistico figures his ideal team would be Volador, Sombra, Mascara Purpura, Astro Boy, and Valiente with the idea that he could take on any opponents with the first three, and he could get more attention for the later two. If Mistico could actually make this happen as opposed to talk, I’d be so impressed I wouldn’t question his judgement on Purpura. Hector’s welcome to join if he’d like to actually support the guys and innovate. (Is Mistico secretly Alex Koslov?)

Meanwhile, Mistico’s good friend Apolo Dantes says Sunday’s loaded show at Arena Coliseo Guadalajara is The Biggest Show In The 49 Year History Of The Building. I can’t think of a better one, but I hope he’s wrong, because this just a normal Friday Arena Mexico show and there had to be bigger matches. I mean, it’s a treat to get this show, but there had to be some huge mask match in this building. Apolo would like to do these major type shows with discounted tickets once a year, which will surely happen if the GDL lucha libre festival runs once a year with Perro Jr.

(El Manana) Monday’s show in Arena Cuatro Camino de Nuevo Laredo was a benefit show for Black Phoenix, so of course a rudo went after him.

SoloLuchas thinks Mr. Niebla is winning the Leyenda de Azul. Eh, why not. Since y’all were scary accurate voting for Dragon Rojo yesterday (and an explaination of how you figured that out would be intersting), I definitely need to do another poll on that tommorow.

CMLL’s Blog says there are several errors in the 101 Llaves Y Lances book, but if you find three of them and post in their comments, they’ll give you a free ticket. That’s a fun way to proofread.

Ovaciones has notes on El Toreo’s destruction, the CMLL Guadalajara show, IWRG’s award show on 12/19 (with Jr. Capos vs Scorpio/Zumbido for the tag titles) and Rey Bucanero’s CMLL show on 12/19 at the Velvet night club (after the usual Friday night show.)

On his day off, Silver King saw the sights of London. Blue Demon was on that tour, and is now back and alleging CMLL is only doing NWA title matches to take advantage of NWA Mexico bringing value back to the name. Naaaah.

SuperLuchas looks back at Pegasus Kid vs Gran Hamada

I’m pretty sure SuperLuchas had this a while ago, but WWE got around to offically announcing their February SD! shows in Tijuana and GDL. No Mexico City date on this tour, which is unusual. Jeff Hart vs Edge for their title should be fine. Triple H/Undertaker vs Big Show/Vladimir Koslov not so much. Tickets for the second show are running betwen 280 and 1800 pesos ($20 to $133US), which seems high.

Guerreos del Ring #169 has the El Toreo tribute show. Luchas 2000 #449 completely ignored that show and went with CMLL/Perros/Santo headlines.

Third part of Arena Quereatro year in review.

Ohtani’s Jacket watches good AAA from ’92.

LuchaWorld has Robert on 09/23/06 CMLL, 09/30 CMLL, 10/14 CMLL and 10/21 CMLL….

Corleone is freakin’ amazing in Mexico and was a great pick-up by CMLL. He’s gonna be huge over as a tecnico some day soon.

I forgot to point out Alan’s notes on the Perro del Mal’s debut show, so make sure you’ve read that.

indy (FRI) 12/19 Auditorio de Tijuana [Jorgito-Casanova @ SML]
1) Horus & Tony Casanova vs Astucia & Sangre Guerrera
2) Extasis, Kid Relampago, Randuz vs Scream, Silver Star, Tucan
3) Black Spider & Celestial vs Mortiz & Star Boy
4) Astro Boy & Cmamaleon de Oro vs Enfermero & Venum Black
5) Héctor Garza & Místico vs Averno & Mephisto

Guess Mistico won’t be going for seven.