04/15: Mexico, Tampico, IWRG

CMLL (TUE) 04/14 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Semental & Zayco b Starman & Trueno
2) Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Fantasy, Pequeño Olímpico, Shockercito
3) Flash, Pegasso, Rey Cometa b Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo
4) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca b Mascara Dorada, Mictlan, Sagrado
5) Ephesto, Mephisto, Terrible b Blue Panther, La Sombra, Volador Jr.

ESTO says good attendance. I do not know why. Nothing of note occurred.

Ovaciones doesn’t cover the show, talking up Friday’s card. They also break the news that Lluvia took Magnifica’s mask two weeks ago.

CMLL SPARTAN (WED) 04/08 Auditorio Municipal de Tampico [The Gladiatoes]
1) Oro Negro & Transmetal b Alejandro Montana and Guerrillero and Super Lobo and Mercurio and Iron Boy and Jimmy Torres [cibernetico]
2) Shockercito & Tzuki b Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito
3) Astro Boy b Pegasso and Rey Cometa and Angel de Oro and Angel de Plata and King Boy
4) Black Warrior, Dr. Karonte, Sangre Azteca b Bronco III, Loco Castillo, Maximo
5) Oro Negro b Transmetal [SPARTAN STATE]
6) Dos Caras Jr., Hector Garza, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Ultimo Guerrero

I guess they forgot to send a replacement for Toscano, because Volador got bumped up to his spot in the main event and Bronco worked on the rudo side with Dr. Karonte fillng in as a tecnico.

IWRG (SUN) 04/12 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) COmando Negro b Gizmo
2) Azoka & Daga b Carta Brava Jr. & Chico del Barrio
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Capitan Muerte, Testuya Bushi, Xiblaba
4) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II b Trauma I & Trauma II
5) Angelico, Fuerza Guerrera, Super Porky b Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Negro Navarro, Veneno

Angelico beat Negro Navarro clean, but the build is to a no DQ Fuerza/Veneno match. In the semimain, one of the Gemelos pinned one of the Traumas with a rana and his arms holding the ropes, which seems to indicate which team is turning. Xibalba challenges for a title shot despite losing – champs said no.

The Gladiatores also posted their recap of the AAA Neza show and an interview with Fureza Guerrera’s students

DJ Spectro reprints Picudo telling Box Y Lucha he’s out of AAA and adds Angel to the rumored departure list. Picudo’s going to continuing training wrestlers, just outside of AAA. Meanwhile, it looks like Nygma is part of a new unit Cibernetico’s formed, called the Bizzaros. Bad name. I feel like I should be able to identify the other guys but can’t.

El Siglo de Torreon folows up on Silver King’s claim that he can wear his mask. They ask El Fantasma, who says Silver King is wrong – he lost that mask to Hijo del Santo and can’t wear it again. Also, can’t put on any new mask until five years after he lost the Black Tiger mask (which means a 2011.) Me and Fantasma, we’re on the same page. Also ALSO, Silver King is currently in trouble with the DF commission because he told them he was going to just wear the Silver King mask to the ring recently, then just went ahead and wrestled with it, and bolted from the dressing room before they could question him about it. It’s up the indiviual comissions to enforce the rules here, but it sounds like Silver King is not supposed to be able to wrestle in Mexico City until this clears up. (We’ll see.)

AAA denies a rumor about Ozz going to WWE, a rumor I did not know existed until AAA denied it. Ozz would go to WWE only if there was a talent sharing relationship. I would drive to the moon only if the roads were toll free.

In the comments, Roberot posted Tercera Caida’s preview of the AAA Neza show, including the Juvi parody. That press confrence is today.

In Oaxaca, Zigdried retired from wrestling this Sunday. He had made a deal with his parents that he would end his career whenever he lost his third hair match, and Challenger’s victory over him was number 3.

Kcidis has a cartoon about Texano’s title win.

Cesar evaulates Mictlan & Maximo. My guess is the final rating is not meant to be an addition of the other ratings, but I’m not sure.

Updated card for tonight’s AAA show in SLP has Pimpi in Alebrije’s spot and an trofeo Abismo Negro torneo to replace Abismo Negro vs Black Abyss.

The founder of the Lucha Libre Expo talks it up to Notimex.

Alex Koslov will be joining the Solo Por Muerte

Ohtani’s Jacket watches Satanico vs Super Astro from 1984; I can’t believe Satanico ever had awesome hair.

LuchaWorld has Robert on CMLL 12/22/07, Cadena3 12/15/07 and KrisZ’s news update.

04/14: AAA, Box Y Lucha

Highlight of my day is AAA’s website writing about the Montreal Screwjob. See, the idea is, if you’re going to be vastly derivative, you should at least explain who and what you’re deriving from, and the Jack/Lider/Konnan skit is being said to being like a follow up skit WWF did a week later (with a midget and stickers.) Why that skit, and not the dozens of much more recent examples, who can say. It’s also amusing that they go over that this is a copy of something someone else did somewhere else, but don’t explain why AAA would be doing it at this point. I saw a post on Box Y Lucha saying AAA justified it, and it doesn’t read that me to me – they’re only explaining their joke.

Juvi and Lizzy Valentine are mentioned as “apparently not longer part of AAA”, which is one of those lines that makes me sure luchalibreaaa is actually just a fan run site who gets press releases from AAA.

AAA also says El Brazo has not left. No word on the other half dozen guys. There’s also an article about the Jack/Teddy issues.

Ovaciones previews Dos Caras Jr. as a rudo, ESTO highlights Black Warrior’s return

AAA’s posted their lineup for Friday’s TV Taping: Marco is in Dr. Wagner’s spot (though elsewhere on their site, they list it as surprise wrestler.) Wagner’s booked on a Perros show the same night, so that’s was probably why. Lineups still feature a lot of 2 tecnicos vs 3 rudo matches, as well as Alebrije booked next Sunday. No sign of El Brazo – if El Brazo is with AAA but doesn’t wrestle, does it matter?

Sicodelico Jr. has signed a developmental deal with WWE and will be headed to their Florida Championship Wrestling developmental promotion. This has been talked about for nearly a year now; his dark match was back in June (at the recommendation of Super Crazy!) but most of the attention has focused on his cousin, Dos Caras Jr. Over WrestleMania week, Rey Misterio Jr. mentioned his concern about the lack of Mexican wrestlers coming to the WWE in a few different places, so maybe there was a recent push to get this finally resolved. Sicodelico is a former Gran Alternativa winner and worked CMLL from Oct 2000 till the end of 2003 and worked in CMLL and IWRG in 2006, but has mostly been based in Texas and worked for US indies (including the NWA), off the usual radar of this blog. Since he’s worked with US workers so much, I wouldn’t expect he’ll have any style problems with WWE. Like everyone else, he’s just got to wrestle at least okay with FCW and hope someone in WWE had an idea for him (and until they come up with that idea, no idea if he’ll keep his mask or not – though I would expect a name change.)

On Box Y Lucha:
Villano III talks about recently passed friends Dianamico I & Alejandro Romero
– A story about Mistico praising Absimo Negro turned into another discussion of the Arena Mexico fans and Mistico. Mistico says only those fans boo him, and they only boo him because he’s hitting Negro Casas, but he’s got tired of being hit by Negro Casas so he had to fight back. He has no interest in turning rudo and notes he’s the only star wrestler who stays a half hour to sign autographs after matches. He’s headed to Japan on May 3rd (so no shot of him being added to the 05/03 NJPW card) and hopes to do well.
Sombra talks about his time off; he rehabbed and he went home to visit his classmates. Sombra hopes to be a star of wrestling of the level of Blue Panther, Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis or Mistico, and then to also wrestle in a Japanesse or American company, but his progress has been faster than he imagined.

Kcidis has a cartoon of new champ Mascara Dorada

Guerreros del Ring #185 has Negro Navarro & Los Trauamas. There’s an interview with Psicosis and Histeria inside.

There’s a masked Mexican in a Burger King ad. Don’t care.

Cesar writes about Blue Demon’s ill thought out attempts at a deal making with CMLL and the higher level of risk running an independent show than CMLL faces running it’s own.

Ohtani’s Jacket checks out the Black Terry/Cerebro Negro/Dr. Cerero vs Negro Navarro/Traumas trios from 03/28/09.

WrestlingObserver has their AAA TV recap.

04/13: Mexico, GDL, Perros

CMLL (SUN) 04/12 Arena Mexico [box y lucha, SuperLucha, Ovaciones, proyeccion luchistica, Cesar]
1) Sombra de Plata & Trueno b Cholo & Semental
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Hooligan b Leono, Metalico, Molotov
3) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, Stuka Jr. b Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
4) Marcela b Rosa Negra [mask]
5) Atlantis, Lizmark Jr., Ultimo Guerrero b Dos Caras Jr., Maximo, Shocker
6) Negro Casas b Mistico [CMLL WELTER]

Negro took the first with a castia, Mistico did one of his own for the second. In the third, Negro Casas pinned Mistico when Mistico’s second (La Mascara) accidentally distracted the ref, and Negro took Mistico’s mask. The crowd booed Mistico. Stop me if any of this sounds familiar. In the usual mask vs hair mic work after the match, Mistico talked about liking boos, which is a sure way to get the crowd to cheer him.

Dos turned on his partners, of course, and rudos took in straight falls. They seemed to reunite Dos and Lizmark. If I was planning long term here, those two be the next challengers to the tag team titles, so let’s thank god I am meaningless. SuperLuchas did an interview with Maximo this week, and it sounds like he hasn’t decided if he’s leaving or not, but he’d be going to the indies and not AAA if he did.

Rosa Negra vs Marcela reads like a brutal match. Maybe not even in match quality, but in destroying the particpants. Marcela got hurt early on – Rosa moved out of the way of a dive and Marcela hit the stage – and SuperLuchas says she spent most of the match crying. Rosa Negra suffered what is believed to be a major elbow injury in the finishing sequence, and she was put on a stretcher after returning to the locker room, and taken to the hospital. Match still sounds like it’s pretty good, so I hold out hope it’s better than Villano V vs Ultimo Guerrero.

Rosa Negra is Jessica Dayna Hernandez, from Mexico City, 17 years a professional wrestler (and no age given.) The PL link has video (of the MVS video on the big screen) of her unmasking. Obviously, she didn’t stick around for the post match publicity pictures, so it seems everyone just took a picture of her while she was on the stretcher. Remind me never to be a luchaddor.

Molotov’s chin connected hard with the ropes in his match, taking him out of it and requiring seven stitches.

Cesar – who’s new blog looks really interesting – says Tuesday drew over 12,000 and Sunday over 10,000, though these are at Fan Appreciation prices.

CMLL (SUN) 04/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en El Ring, MT: 4, 5]
1) Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy b Angel del Mal & Infierno [torneo tanque dantes]
2) Palacio Negro & Samurai b Acertijo & Mr. Trueno [torneo tanque dantes]
3) Katana & Malefico b Boomerang & Gallo [torneo tanque dantes]
4) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Mascara Dorada b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Rey Bucanero b Volador Jr.

In the most important wrestling league format tournament to end on April 12 (except maybe this one), the favorites were robbed of victory in the final match. Palacio Negro & Samuari reached 8 points (4 wins, 1 loss) with their win. Boomerang & Gallo need to win to match, but Malefico yanked Gallo’s mask and covered him for the win, the first for his team in the tournament. That wraps up the tournament:

8: Palacio Negro & Samurai
7: Boomerang & Gallo (and Meteoro)
5: Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy
4: Acertijo & Mr. Trueno (and Rey Trueno)
4: Angel del Mal & Infierno
2: Katana & Malefico

Note the top 3 teams are the tecnico pairs. Rudos went 2-7 against tecnicos.

In matches people beside me might care about, Rey got Volador clean in the main event, with mask/hair challenges after. In the semimain, Panther caught Averno with an armbar for the finish and requested a shot at his title. Quick, which title is that?

PERROS (SUN) 04/12 Plaza de Toros, Texcoc [SuperLuchas]
1) Dr. Wagner Jr. b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Cibernetico

The bit they did here, and on Wednesday in Acapulco, is Cibernetico snapping on Perro Jr. after one too many accidents. It is about time for them to get a new main event feud and Cibernetico vs Perro sounds like it – they’ve already got it on the cover of Luchas 2000 #466.

Pierroth II and Pierroth Jr., talking about their recent benefit show for Pierroth and plans for future ones mention that Pierroth is in motor and language rehab right now.

Al Filo del Ring talks to the original Mascarita Sagrada, La Parkita and Octagoncito about AAA passing their names on to others. All have no problem with the men using the name since them – they’re just working under orders – but are unhappy with AAA trying to pretend they don’t exist and trying to keep them from using the name.

Super Astro thinks cage matches are crap lucha and should stop. I love Super Astro.

WagnerMania covers Dr. Wagner Jr.’s first AAA TV match, noting that AAA held a moment of applause for Abismo Negro before the main event. Mr. Reyes has tons of pictures of the show, from the upcoming Gladiatores report. AAA’s recap of the show omits the Juvi skit and mentions Fabi’s not happy with Aerostar for kissing her.

There’s a odd licensing wrestling situation in Los Mochis. Usually, when licensing comes up, it’s that the wrestlers haven’t bothered to get themselves licensed. Here, the wrestlers want and need to get licensed, and the commission hasn’t gotten around to issuing licenses. Local wrestlers have been prevented from working shows outside Los Mochis because those commissions won’t let them work unlicensed, but their commission is ignoring requests to hand out licenses.

Box Y Lucha 2918 has Dr. Wagner in AAA. The article headlines include two more AAA departures: Picudo, and Espectro de Ultratumba (one and done!). FWIW, “Mascara Divina” is listed as working a Villalobos card. Maybe he’s left AAA too, but it could always be one of her characters misspelled. There’s also a new episode of their TV show.

Ohtani’s Jacket checked out Atlantis, El Hijo del Santo, Tony Salazar vs El Satanico, El Dandy, Espectro Jr. from the mid-80s, and Mascara Dorada, Metro, Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus from this week. Why won’t CMLL just do the Valiente/Virus feud already?

CMLL (WED) 04/15 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [apux @ box y lucha]
1) Fuego Negro, Orca, Pez Tigre vs Black Silver Jr., Capitan Atomo, Hijo de Black Silver
2) El Guerrero vs Histrion [hair]
3) Dark Angel & Marcela vs Amapola & Princesa Blanca

First CMLL lineup I’ve heard in this building – which was a weekly stop at one point – since last November.

04/12: notes

Is it just me (or my cable system), or has Galavision come in awful this weekend? The picture is way too dark, the reds are way too red. Every other channel is normal, so I don’t think it’s my TV.

As promised, Juvuented Guerrera will have a press conference on his situation with AAA. It’s scheduled for Wednesday, location unknown. I don’t figure he’ll have much new to say, but the idea is surely to spread his grievances with AAA beyond the wrestling press.

WagnerMania points to video of Dr. Wagner Sr. vs Dos Caras Sr..

Interviews

– The Gladiatores has an interview with Bobby Lee Jr.
– Al Filo del Ring catches up with the Space Cadets, who read pleasantly humble.
– On the other hand, Canek explains he’ll never do a mask match, because he’ll have everything to lose and nothing to gain.
– El Manana profiles local rudo group La Fraternidad: Violento, Oscuridad, Black Mamba and luchadora Doyma

An article on am.com.mx raves about a local AAA show. The main event? Vipers Revolution vs Super Porky & Alebrije. Not so much AAA right now.

SuperLuchas #310 is heavy on WM coverage.

LuchaWorld has Robert on CMLL 12/15/07, 12/14/07 AAA, KrisZ’s news update.

IWRG (THU) 04/16 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 200 vs Zayco
2) Daga & Eterno vs Chico del Barrio & Comando Negro
3) Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Sexy Glady vs Avisman, Hijo del Signo, Mixteco Jr.
4) Arlequin & Arlequin Verde vs Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG) & Pierroth II
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro

Back to two shows a week, and back to the Arlquin Verde bit. Main is either going to be a title match or set up one for next week.

IWRG (SUN) 04/19 Arena Naucalpan
1) Guizmo vs Zayco
2) Daga & Eterno vs Chico del Barrio & Vampiro Metalico
3) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Arlequin, Arlequin Verde, Toxico DF
5) Angelico, El Alebrije, Super Porky vs Head Hunter I, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Veneno

And apparently back to the Gemelos/Trauma feud.

04/11: Mexico

CMLL (FRI) 04/10 Arena Mexico [ESTO, Ovaciones, SuperLuchas]
1) Tigre Blanco & Tony Rivera b Artillero & Super Comando – maybe? I GIVE.
2) AmapolaHirokaPrincesa SujeiDark AngelLady ApacheSahori
3) HooliganMetalico [lightning]
4) Mascara DoradaMetroValienteEuforiaNosferatuVirus
5) FElinoHeavy MetalNegro CasasBlue PantherHijo del FantasmaMaximo
6) AvernoMephistoTerribleDos Caras Jr.Hector GarzaLa Mascara

Rudos won in straight falls when Dos ripped off La Mascara’s mask and fouled Garza. Somehow, Dos is still not sure if he’s going rudo! Fans decided and booed. No member of the Caras/Mascara family has ever been rudos, but Dos Sr. worked a couple matches on the rudo side on some of the recent UWE shows.

Maximo did wrestle, did lose, did hurt his right leg. Fourth match was said to be really good. Attendance was said not to be.

DJ Spectro notes the passing of Ivan el Bronco.

Ohtani’s Jacket loves Dos Caras Sr. vs Dr. Wagner Sr. from AJPW.

DTU has Jimmy Jacobs talking up their show.

LuchaWorld has Robert on 11/30/07 AAA, and Monterry Feb 2004, plus a link to Dorada and Damiancito in Japan.

CMLL (MON) 04/13 Arena Puebla [Mundio Hispano]
1) Angel Azteca JR., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata vs Caligula, Méssala, Polvora
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) La Mascara, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero
4) Dos Caras Jr., Mistico, Shocker vs Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Missing the local opener.

CMLL (FRI) 04/17 Arena Puebla [Mundio Hispano]
1) Molotov, Sensei, Trueno vs Apocalipsis, Ramstein, Semental
2) Estrella Magica, Lluvia, Sahori vs Amapola, La Nazi, La Seductora
3) Stuka Jr. vs Flash, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Angel de Oro, Astro Boy, Misterioso II, Loco Max, Nosferatu, Dr. X, Vangelis, Euforia [ciber]
4) Ultimo Guerrero vs Ray Mendoza Jr. [CMLL HEAVY]

I’ll update with more lineups.

Edit

CMLL (TUE) 04/14 Arena Mexico
1) StarmanTrueno vs SementalZayco
2) FantasyPequeño OlímpicoShockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666Pequeño WarriorPierrothito
3) FlashPegassoRey Cometa vs Arkangel de la MuerteLoco MaxSkandalo
4) Mascara DoradaMictlanSagrado vs Black WarriorDragon Rojo Jr.Sangre Azteca
5) Blue PantherLa SombraVolador Jr. vs EphestoMephistoTerrible

Warrior is back from his double secret suspension, about five weeks off from Mexico City.

CMLL (FRI) 04/17 Arena Mexico
1) Puma KingTiger Kid vs Angel Azteca Jr.Sombra de Plata
2) Bam BamMascarita DoradaUltimo Dragoncito vs Pequeño ViolenciaPequeño WarriorPierrothito
3) Dark Angel vs Hiroka [lightning]
4) Mascara DoradaMetroValiente vs Shigeo OkumuraSkandaloVirus
5) Blue PantherHijo del FantasmaLa Mascara vs FelinoHeavy MetalNegro Casas
6) Hector GarzaMisticoShocker vs Dos Caras Jr.TerribleTexano Jr.

Guess I need to update Dos’ status, he’s on the rudo side already.

CMLL (SUN) 04/19 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Fabian el Gitano, Metalico, Tony Rivera vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Hooligan
3) Lady Apache, Marcela, Sahori vs La Nazi, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
4) Metro, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Black Warrior, Felino, Heavy Metal
5) Blue Panther, La Mascara, La Sombra vs Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr., Negro Casas

Pretty high up for that trio of Metro/Stuka/Valiente. Theortically, Marcela would be wrestling bald for the first time – Rosa Negra is nowhere to be seen.

04/10 AAA TV Results (Neza)

AAA TV (FRI) 04/10 Explanada del Estadio Neza 86, Neza [LuchandoLibre]
1) Cinthia Moreno & La Diabolica vs Fabi Apache & Mari Apache
2) Extreme Tiger b Crazy Boy [AAA CRUISER, torneo]
3) Alan Stone b Escoria [AAA CRUISER, torneo]
4) Laredo Kid, Super Fly, Ultimo Gladiador b Electro Shock, Jack Evans, Teddy Hart
5) El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone b Cuervo, Ozz, Silver King
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mesias b Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#885)
Mexico: 04/26
US: 05/16

Hermandad tried to instigate Wagner and Mesias into the fight, but eventually lost the non-title match (which was changed to the main event.) They teased the title match, but then Konnan showed up to remind us he has all the power and so he’s just not going to make that match.

In between the 4th and 5th matches, AAA finally responded to Juvi’s comments. They responded via parody, with Billy Boy playing the role of Juvi and Jack Evans playing the role of Lizzy Valentine (also staring Konnan as Konnan), apparently just mocking Juvi and the whole situation. 3 thoughts

1) Why would you do this? Will they have a skit about falsely advertising a dead man next week?
2) I must see this.
3) AAA’s clearly trying to portray this as an angle, but to what end? (No end. They’re not thinking ends here.)

Jack and Teddy fell apart as a team and lost. Jack does appear to be turning tecnico.

Marco & Elegido may be a new team. Tiger and Alan move onto the next round. Not sure why the opener got changed (no Aerostar and no Billy, plus Diabolica in for Sexi Star), but there it is.

Next taping is in Tepic next Friday.

04/10: Mexico preview

CMLL (FRI) 04/10 Arena Mexico
1) Tigre Blanco & Tony Rivera vs Artillero & Super Comando
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Sahori vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) Metalico vs Hooligan [lightning]
4) Mascara Dorada, Metro, Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
5) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Maximo vs Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
6) Dos Caras Jr., Hector Garza, La Mascara vs Averno, Mephisto, Terrible

Preview: ESTO, Ovaciones, Televisa Deportes

As with every Friday show at this time of the month, it’s less interesting than the fan appreciation shows around it. The two stories to watch
– Dos Caras’ continuing rudo turn – he accidentally cost his team the match last Friday, and screwed his team over in Guadalajara later in the week. Probably more of the same here.
– Maximo’s status with CMLL

It’d also be nice to actually get a picture of Mascara Dorada with the new belt, since that strangely hasn’t turned up (though it’s clearly the same belt.)

Interestingly, both ESTO and Ovaciones also preview the AAA taping in Neza tonight, though only ESTO notes the Latin/Elegido change

Was I the only one who didn’t know that Fuego en El Ring, a site totally dedicated to Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, existed? This looks kind of awesome, I’ll start you with an interview with Super Comando & Artillero and encourage you to look around more. I think I’ll spend the afternoon trying to double check the torneo tanque dantes.

El Sol de Xalapa talks to local wrestler Rey Jaguar.

Ohtani’s Jacket watches IWRG 03/26/09 and then seeks on some more Black Terry

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA 11/22/07, CMLL TV 12/08/07, and KrisZ’s news update.

04/09: GDL

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CMLL (TUE) 04/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Skaxy b Novato
2) Plata b Angel del Mal
3) Boomerang b Meteoro
4) Casanova b Exterminador
5) Dragon Rojo Jr. b Metro
6) Amapola, Magnifica, Princesa Blanca b Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Silueta
7) Hector Garza & Maximo DQ Felino & Mr. Niebla

The final round of Torneo Tanque Dantes is here this Sunday.

One viewpoint we haven’t gotten much about Abismo Negro’s passing:Black Abyss. Abyss gives Abismo Negro a lot of credit for training him, and he’s planning onto continuing wrestling under that name as a tribute to Abismo Negro. The fans have been positive to him.

In promoting an upcoming show in Torreon, Silver King explains he put his mask back on because the fans demanded it. He also says out the Mexico regulations allow you to remask five years after you lose your mask. Two problems with that

– he lost the Black Tiger mask only three years ago
– the rule actually says you can put a mask on, but under a different name. (Article 237, which actually says only 4 years)

You know, since he’s a rudo, why not just be more honest and say something like “I thought I could be more marketable with a mask on, and it’s not like anyone’s going to stop me.” And none of this is going to fly if he ends up doing the mask match with Parka, which they still appear to be teasing.

On his myspace (and reposted in the comments) Juvy says, in response to what was written in this week’s F4, both Jack and Konnan have been suspended and notified of it, AAA hasn’t tried to set up a meeting with him but has tried to suspend it. The Gladiatores also have an interview with Fuerza Guerrera.

Lo Mejor de Lucha Libre has launched a wordpress blog

Rey Bucanero & Fabian el Gitano will run a How To Strip session at the Lucha Libre expo. They’re bringing in professionals this year, but they’re “very careful not to be vulgar.”

El Hijo del Santo talks about what he usually talks about.

There’s a story on a Villahermosa spot show for June 28th, which lists a Guapo U team of Scorpio Jr., Decnnis & Guapito. Typo, I think.

SuperLuchas is now selling Kung Fung Jr. masks.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Robert on Monterrey 01/18/04 and AAA 11/19/07

Latin Lover off tomorrow’s AAA TV taping

Via AAA’s website. Elegido will get a main event opportunity, teaming with Marco Corleone and Parka vs Silver King, Ozz and Cuervo. Very nice job  of AAA getting the word out a day ahead of time of a card change. I hope this the start of a trend.

And so ends the useful portion of this post…

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04/11 – 12 Lucha Times

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AAA-US: Rey de Reyes week 1: semifinals of the tournament (Abismo’s last TV match) and the hair match

52MX: The Rosa Negra/Marcela feud seems to be taking place here (so LATV will be stuck with Negro/Mistico), so that trios and probably Fantasma/Mascara/Dorada vs Ephesto/Felino/Lizmark

LATV: Panther/Villano in the Colisoe main event, and than maybe the women’s segunda from Arnena Mexico

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CMLL: top 3, usual

AAA-MEX: Monterrey taping – first set of Cruiserweight singles matches, Billy/Sexy vs Fabi/Aero, Elegido/Marco vs Black Abyss/Electro (Black Abyss’ last TV appearance?), Silver King/Parka and Chessman/Scoria/Zorro vs Manson/Mesias/Vamp

C3: Top 3 should include two title matches.