02/20: Leon, Puebla, DF, Guadalajara, Tijuana

(terceracuerda @ box y lucha) Blue Demon Jr. is scheduled to announce NWA Mexico today.

AAA (MON) 02/18 Domo de la Feria de Leon [AM.Com.Mx]
1) Fuerza K9, Krimen, Skud b Apolo Star, Cenella Inca, Kukukklan
2) Jesse, Nygma, Yuriko b Dragon Fly, El Angel, Zinder
3) La Parkita & Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Chessman
4) Gran Apache, Mari Apache, Polvo de Esterllas b Casandro, Martha Villalobos, Rey Cometa
5) Abismo Negro, Pirata Morgan, Scorpio Jr. b Alan Stone, Gronda II, Octagón

Pirata snuck in a foul on Gronda.

CMLL (MON) 02/18 Arena Puebla [hugo999 @ box y lucha]
1) Blue Center & SWAT b Mr. Rafaga & Zigma
2) Furia Chicana, Negro Navarro, Veneno b Asturiano, Centella de Oro, Tigre Rojo
3) Mascarita Dorada, Tzuki, Último Dragoncito b Halloween, Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Damian 666
4) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador Jr. b La Máscara, Máscara Púrpura, Valiente [MEX TRIOS]
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Alex Koslov, Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr.

Champs retain, and the match was said to be superb. Texano Jr. either fouled Wagner or faked a foul in the main event. Next week has Guerreros vs Nuevo Perros.

CMLL (TUE) 02/19 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Sensei & Trueno b Angel Perverso & Ciber Black
2) Pequeño Black Warrior, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito b Bam Bam, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito
3) Flash, Máscara Púrpura, Stuka Jr. ?? Loco Max, Nitro, Skandalo
4) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador Jr. b Ohara, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
5) La Máscara, Marco Corelone, Místico b Olímpico, Rey Bucanero, Sangre Azteca

CMLL posted the results for the minis match twice instead of the tercera. Trios champs won in the third fall with everyone doing a move from the same corner at the same time, same as Puebla.

CMLL (TUE) 02/19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [cmll]
1) Azazel b Golden
2) Fraile de la Muerte b Virgo
3) Destroyer DQ Lider
4) Metal Blanco b Mr. Trueno
5) Casanova b Toxico
6) Gallo DQ Cien Caras Jr.
7) Tony Rivera L Malefico, Leono, Leon Blanco, Texano Jr., Alex Koslov, Infierno, Máscara Mágica [cage, hair, mask]

Texano Jr. brought his bullwhip into the cage, used it on the tecnicos, tied them all together, and the rudos all left the cage. Sadly, they left in two minutes, and escapes weren’t allowed until seven minutes. Fine plan though. Tecncios made sure to use the rope on Texano. Once the seven minutes were up, escapes went Leono, Leon Blanco (who teased a top rope dive but just left), Mascara Magica, Inferino, Alex Koslov (who attacked Tony Rivera on his way out) and Texano Jr. (who abandoned Malefico.) Malefico powerbombed Tony and pinned him for the upset.

Cien Caras Jr. fouled Gallo and yanked the mask. Ref caught both.

CMLL (SUN) 02/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Quazar vs Azazel
2) Thunder Boy vs Virgo
3) Nube Roja & Oro II vs Fraile de la Muerte & Guero Loco
4) Leon Blanco, Metalik, Súper Nova vs Diamante Negro, Máscara Mágica, Texano Jr.
5) Misterioso II vs el Gallo [OCCCIDENTE LH]
6) Heavy Metal, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Title change? I’d think so.

CMLL (TUE) 02/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Milenio
2) Idolo vs Danger (Guadalajara)
3) Silueta vs Atena
4) Casanova vs Super Maquina
5) Lider vs Destroer (Guadalajara)
6) Magnum & Súper Nova vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
7) Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza, Último Dragón vs Damián 666, Euforia, Texano Jr.

(Reforma/Jazzo)) Mini Damian and Pierrothito had a press conference to talk up their title match tomorrow in Neza. Damian plans on winning the title, then taking Pierrothito’s mask, then forcing him out of wrestling and into a career of selling tacos and juice. Now that’s a man with a plan.

Meanwhile, Hector Garza wants revenge. It’s still all Averno & Mephisto’s fault.

WWA (SAT) 02/23 Palenque de Parque Morelos [LIDER_TJ @ Satanico’s Mansion & olimpiko89 @ box y lucha]
1) Extasis vs Yorel, Supremo Jr., Silver Star, Mr. Maldito, Black Spider, Extreme Kid, Animaniac, Colibri, Star Boy [WWA AIRE]
2) Brazo de Oro, Rubi Gardenia, Super Astro vs Angel Blanco Jr., Arandu, TJ Boy
3) Tarzan Boy vs El Dandy
4) Averno & Místico vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. [ri, losers advance]
5) ? vs ? [CMLL WELTER, CMLL MIDDLE, UWA HEAVY, WWA HEAVY]

The losing tag team meets in a title versus a title match. Being this is a WWA show, I’m guessing it’s Rayo vs Doc, but when it turns into vanity title versus vanity title, I have no idea how they book their way out of it. I’m guessing Dr. Wagner wins.

AAA (FRI) 03/07 Salon Medina, Campeche [EspirituMaya @ el Martiente]
1) Angel Apocaliptico & Espiritu Maya vs Apolo Sureno Jr. & Mamba
2) Pasion Cristal & Pimpinela Escarlata vs Gatubela & Yuriko
3) Billy Boy & Fabi Apache vs Gran Apache & Mari Apache
4) Cibernetico & El Alebrije vs Mesias & Zorro

First match back for Mesias that I know of.

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Rey de Reyes main event: why?

The main event of Rey de Reyes, as currently advertised, is going to be a match between

– one man who will be appearing on the televisions shows but not wrestling
– one man who will not even be appearing on the television show

This is the dumbest thing ever. They can’t even ‘fix’ it by having both work on the 03/09 taping, because it won’t air till a week after Rey de Reyes takes place. There are so many problems here

* How dumb was it to have Mesias retain the title at Guerra de Titanes? Not as dumb as to put Cibernetico thru a flaming table! My best guess is they planned to have Cibernetico run thru guys to get revenge before getting to Mesias, while he was in TNA. Of course, Mesias’ beatdown on the December taping doesn’t work with any of that.

* Why start to turn Mesias tecnico before Cibernetico got his revenge on him? Apparently the revenge isn’t all that important.

* Why not just reintroduce both guys at Rey de Reyes and do the title match sometime after? If the Rey de Reyes concept is a draw, and if Big Foreign Stars are a draw (and AAA appears to believe both of these things), you really shouldn’t need the title match. You could just slide both men into ? spots in the atomico match and use that to start making the title match seem more important than something randomly thrown in.

The actual answer is either
– They’re not confident Mesias will be around a lot
– They’re in a desperate hurry to turn Mesias tecnico (and team with Cibernetico and/or La Parka Jr. to fight the Legion) and clearing the deck to make it happen ASAP. Which would be a strange priority order

None of this makes much sense.

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two shows around the Chicago area this weekend

GALLI’s running a bonus show on the 02/22 at the Glendale Heights Ramada Inn. There March show still sounds on, and I don’t know if they wanted to try out the venue first or if they just felt like running another show.

GALLI (FRI) 02/22 Ramada Inn, Glendale Heights, IL [Chicago Pro Wrestling]
1) Joey Marx vs Negrotistico
2) Aguila Tapatia Jr. & Galactico vs El Chilango & El Funebre
3) Blade & Centella de Oro vs Resistencia & Venganza
4) Discovery & El Tigre vs Demencia & Guerrillero
5) Charly Manson Jr., Samuary, Slayer vs Coco Negro Chicago, Coco Verde Chicago, Gringo Loco

Doors open at 6:30, bell time is scheduled at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for ringside, $15 for GA, and $10 for kid. If you print off the flyer at the link, you get a kid (under 10) ticket free for one adult ticket.

Main event looks like it could be pretty fun. I think the guys in the opener are the guys who worked last weke’s opener.

On Saturday, FMLL is back in Congress with a, uh, experienced main event.

FMLL (SAT) 02/23 Congress Theater [Chicago Pro Wrestling]
1) Angel de la Muerte & Bazooka vs Impacto & Pepe el Suavecito
2) Silueta Azul vs Tigre Oriental
3) Mascarita Sagrada vs Guerrerito del Futuro [? MINI]
4) Sicodélico Jr. & Slayer vs Aguila del America & Lucifer
5) Mil Mascaras & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Emilio Charles Jr. & Hijo del Cien Caras

Show lists 6 PM, which could be the time the doors open, or the bell time, or just a time that happened to be on the flyer. No ticket price is listed. The same crew works in California on Sunday.

You never quite know which Mascarita Sagrada you’re getting at any day. I kinda hope it’s Dorada, and he’s defending a Mexican National Championship in Mexico, but I don’t know it to be true and I’d actually presume it’s the original.

I’d like to go to the Friday show, but won’t know if I can till a few hours before. The minis singles match should be good, but I think I’m going to be doing non-lucha stuff on Saturday, and a long cold trip gets colder and longer when you’re paying to see Mil Mascaras. I’m sure I’m not going to both.

If YOU are going to either, let me know how the shows go. (Same thing with any other lucha show you might go to.)

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02/19: notes

Arturo Rivera heard the Heavy Metal to AAA rumor about two weeks after everyone else and also throws out a Latin Lover to CMLL rumor.

Ovaciones says Multifacetico did defeat Kaminari for his hair on Sunday, and Rayo de Jalisco did not lose the WWA Heavyweight championship on Saturday.

AAA (SAT) 02/16 Plaza de Toros Torreon [KrisZ]
1) Pentagoncito & Ricky Estrada b Dragoncito & El Lobo
2) Estrellita & La Bandida b La Hechicera & Rosy Moreno
3) Billy Boy & Pegasso b El Tackle & Tony Rodriguez
4) Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis II b Animaniac, Extreme Tiger, Halloween
5) Intocable, La Parka Jr., Super Porky b Espiritu, Kenzo Suzuki, Zorro

indy (SUN) 02/17 Poliforum Zamna de Merida [KrisZ]
1) Halcon Rojo Jr., Piloto I, Piloto II DQ Drako, Panther Boy Jr., Tormenta Negra Jr.
2) Halcon Rojo, Johny Reyna, Lobo Salvaje b La Chona, Sexy Geminis, Torinto
3) Angelito Vengador b Arkanos [mask]
4) el Hijo Del Anibal & Rayman b Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
5) Blue Demon Jr. & Latin Lover b Héctor Garza & LA Park

Latin briefly talked about this show with La Oreja.

indy (TUE) 02/19 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Pedro Navajas & Perla Negra vs Lady Puma & Tequilita
2) Guerrero Griego & Laser Man vs Fomer Lover & Metalic
3) Gardenia Azteca, Mariposa Monarca, Rosa Salvaje vs Angel Negro, Misionero, Sika
4) Bengaly & Karonte vs Ejecutor & Maravilla Azteca
5) Angel Dorado, Corazon Adicto, Golden Boy vs Rey Demonio Jr., Simbolo, the King

el maldito enmascarado has pictures from one of the LA lucha va voom shows.

WAGNER (SAT) 03/08 Plaza de Toros Torreon [el siglo de torreon]
1) Autentico & Fantastico vs Rey Sagitario & Vaquero Salazar
2) Centella Azul Jr. & Maquina 27 vs Super Leopardo & Super Star
3) Dorado, Emperador Azteca, Sexy Piscis vs Chamuco Trevino, Moro II, Sexy Libra
4) Máscara Púrpura & Súper Nova vs Nitro & Super X
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park vs Héctor Garza vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

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CMLL FSE #76

taped 01/13, aired 02/10

Unfortunately boring show. Triad of Terror didn’t look especially strong, despite controlling or winning all the falls. I’m not going to miss them teaming up with Ephesto. He seemed to gel better with the other two early on than at the end.

Main event was, in fact, a Perros match. They’re building towards Volador/Perro fine, though it was very odd how this was the one week where the post match promos would’ve worked well (since they had an actual match they could actually agree on and would actually occur shortly after), and so nothing was said. Bad episodic television there.

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03/16 AAA TV Lineup (Monterrey, Rey de Reyes)

This is not a complete lineup. Obviously there are tons of question marks to fill in, but maybe there’s another match. That may be tough with half the regular roster in one match.

(edit: lineup updated 03/10; based on lineup on company website)

AAA TV (SUN) 03/16 Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon [Marco Rivera @ box y lucha]
1) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown vs Cuervo, Ozz, Scoria
2) Chessman vs Teddy Hart, Halloween, Extreme Tiger, Juventud Guerrera, Joe Lider [ladder]
3) El Elegido vs Mr. Niebla, Mascara Divina, Zumbido [Rey de Reyes, sf]
4) Alan Stone vs Decnnis, Head Hunter I, Pirata Morgan [Rey de Reyes, sf]
5) Abismo Negro vs Super Porky, Billy Boy, Aerostar [Rey de Reyes, sf]
6) Zorro vs Scorpio Jr., Psicosis II, Super Fly [Rey de Reyes, sf]
7) ?, Alebrije, Charly Manson, Laredo Kid vs Electroshock, Kenzo Suzuki, Ron Killings, Scott Steiner
8) Group A winner vs Group B winner, Group C winner, Group D winner [Rey de Reyes, final]
9) Cibernetico vs Mesias [AAA HEAVY]

Projected Air Date (#829, #830)
Mexico: 03/16, 03/23
US: 04/19, 04/26

03/10 edit

That’s the complete lineup. There’s no mention of money being on the line in the ladder match, but something out to be. The atomicos is billed as Mexico vs the US. Did Electro and Kenzo get citizenship? (Not that quick!)

02/18 edit

As mentioned previously, Decnnis and Scorpio are locked in the tournament, and I think the other names are based on the poster, but they surely could change between now and then. The ladder match lineup is more definite.

Teddy Hart and Scott Steiner are back, because the promotion liked how each guy did last time. This should be Killings farewell. They’re probably still negotiating with ex-WWE people for those spots (on both sides.)

Unless there’s a surprise on the 03/09 taping, it doesn’t seem like Mesias is going to be on TV at all before this title match. Odd build.

Announced Future Tapings
– none, but I’m sure some will get announced by time we get here.

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02/18: lots of results, lots of lineups

CMLL (THU) 02/07 Arena Neza [the gladiatores]
1) Astro Boy b Dr. X
2) Trueno b Ramstein
3) Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito b Bam Bam and Tzuki and Fantasy and Shockercito and Electrico and Ultimo Dragoncito and Pequeño Halloween and Mr. Aguilita and Pequeño Violencia and Pequeno Universo 2000 [ciber]
4) Olímpico, Rey Bucanero, Universo 2000 DQ Héctor Garza, Terrible, Zayco

The minis cibernetico is old news by now, but Zayco in the main event gets special attention. Damian was apparently running late, because he ran in during the match for the DQ.

PROLLM (SUN) 02/10 Coliseo Coacalco [SuperLuchas #251]
1) Forastero & Stigma b John Taylor & Lobo Metalico
2) Alarido Nocturno & Storm b Eterno & Terrorista
3) Hanaoka, Satoshi, Suzuki b Ave Nocturna, Huizar, Yakuza
4) Magnifico, Negro Navarro, Último Vampiro b Tony Rivera, Valiente, Yakuza

Main event was said to be great, but I’m fascinated by “John Taylor.” Doesn’t it have to be a Canadian or an American who traveled for lucha libre and ended up working the opener for Coliseo Coacalco? Someone has a story to tell.

CMLL (THU) 02/14 Arena Neza [Heri 99 @ el Maritnete , KrisZ
1) Angel de la Noche & Dark Devil b Black Lancer & Crismar
2) Hombre Bala Jr. & Rayo Tapatío II b Pólvora & Vaquero
3) Calígula & Méssala b Artillero & Súper Comando
4) Pequeno Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito DQ Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween
5) Alex Koslov, Rayo Tapatio I, Shocker b Olímpico, Rey Bucanero, Sangre Azteca

I think Mini Perros got DQed for excessive violenice. Reforma quotes the minis about the developing Mini Damian vs Mini Pierroth feud, which should lead to a title match any second now. Check the lineusp for more.

CMLL (FRI) 02/15 Poza York, Veracruz [rabano enmascarado @ el martiente]
1) Lee Panther & Muerte Nocturna b Magneto & Piloto Infernal
2) Byron Temerario & Dr. Cerebro b Piloto Suicida (Veracruz) & Serval
3) Luna Mágica & Marcela b Amapola & Hiroka
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Felino DQ Ephesto & Último Guerrero

Ultimo got DQed for a foul in the main event. Not a good weekend for Ultimo.

CMLL VIP (SAT) 02/16 Arena Solidaridad [RFC]
1) Apolo Estrada Jr. & Black Diamond b Dralion & Morvius
2) Corazón de Barrio & Hijo de Trueno b Androide & Pancho Tequila
3) Princesa Sujei b Sahori
4) La Máscara, Silver Star, Valiente b Black Warrior, Sangre Azteca, Texano Jr.
5) Atlantis, Nicho el Millionario, Último Guerrero b Alex Koslov, Negro Casas, Shocker

Nicho showed! Yay. 600 attendance. Shocker did show up here, and a lot of the crew worked the day before in Nuevo Laredo. So maybe he just has a thing about working Arena Coliseo.

AAA (SUN) 02/17 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Iron Extreme b Invasor
2) Animaniac & Euforia b Dorado Jr. & Virtual X
3) Estrellita & Rossy Moreno b La Bandida, La Hechizera
4) Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Psicosis II b Billy Boy, La Momia, Sangre Chicana
5) Extreme Tiger, Halloween, Zorro b El Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata, Super Porky

What an odd semimain tecnico trio.

CMLL (SAT) 02/16 Gimnasio Estatal Ninos Heroes [CORA_an @ Satanico’s mansion]
1) Kit Relampago, Pancho Pistolas, Vaquero (local) b Indomable, Rayo de Plata, Super Sonic
2) Chupacabras & Saddam Hussein b Maracame & Sobra
3) Black Diablo, Diablo Sadiel, Enviado del Diablo b Chavo Santana, Fuerza Negra, Loco Gonzalez
4) Cien Caras Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Universo 2000 b Angel Blanco Jr., el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza

Hector and Perro did not get along. Saddam Hussein?

CMLL (SUN) 02/17 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [mediotiempo, cmll]
1) Thunder Boy b Milenio
2) Ebola b Mr. Trueno
3) Metatron & Nube Roja b Depredador & Exterminador
4) Gallo, Metalik, Tony Rivera b Diamante Negro, Misterioso II, Rey Trueno
5) Angel Blanco Jr. b Máximo [WWA MIDDLE]
6) Dos Caras Jr., La Máscara, Sagrado b Cien Caras Jr., Mephisto, Universo 2000

Title match had a clean finish. Maximo gave Angel Blanco Jr. credit for winning after. Dos pinning Cien clean. Gallo pinned Misterioso and demanded a shot at his title. That figures. It’ll happen next week.

SuperLuchas Graphico #27 has a lot of good features, including some neat Andre the Giant photos. The 251th edition of the weekly magazine has an interview with Rey Misterio (check out the next paragraph) and with Hijo de Pierroth (who’s changing his name to Pierko el Boricua.)

Mural (via Jazzo) has excerpts from the interview in Super Luchas with Rey Misterio Jr.. Misterio notes that Tiger Mask pioneered the 619, but he feels like he’s innovated it something his own. Misterio’s concerned Mistico’s similar eye contacts, crosses and moves make him less unique, but they’re two different wrestlers. Rey also says he’d tell WWE to sign Perro Aguayo Jr. today if he spoke English. Rey’s not going to last forever, and maybe not much longer, and there’s going to be an opportunity for a Mexican wrestler who can speak English well enough to do decent promos – I’d think luchadors with international aspirations would see learning English as an investment. But then I really shouldn’t talk here, you don’t want to know how many investments I’ve defaulted on.

Box Y Lucha chats with Super Fly on Tuesday.

A normal article about Ciclon McKey’s first mask being created by what became Deportes Martinez also states CMLL has 250 wrestlers (and peculiar notes there are 2 Japanese, 1 Russian and 1 Italian-American.)

Perro Jr. was offended by the latest celebrity wrestling in Monterrey. Perro says no one should be advertised as wrestling if they have not mastered the sport. Too easy. Latin Lover was not quite as offended but still suggests wrestling classes for the celebrity if they plan on doing this often.

Intocable’s issues with Poncho de Nigir’s dance troop made Ovaciones today.

Articles where lucha libre will be used to keep kids off drugs always make me laugh a little bit.

Lourdes Grobet‘s lucha libre photos will be exhibited in Montpellier, France until 04/20.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 02/17 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon [RFC]
1) Cowboy Jr., Rey Demono Jr., Simbolo 2000 b Difunto I, Difunto II, Hijo de Espanto II
2) Bengali, Flecha Azul, Sergio Romo Jr. b Gato Volador, Oriental II, Rey Apostol
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Rey Hechicero, Skandalo b Starman, Súper Nova, Tigre Universitario

Next show here is 03/09.

CMLL (TUE) 02/19 Arena Aficion
1) Samoth vs Aquila
2) Arenita & Platino vs La Chona & Malidto
3) Cerebro Negro & Septiembre Negro vs Black Terry & Radioactivo
4) Enfermero & Negro Navarro vs Coco Verde & Shu el Guerrero
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Loco Max vs LA Park & Mephisto

Never mind! What a couple of odd teams. It’s like someone no-showed in advance.

CMLL (THU) 02/21 Arena Neza
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Disturbio & Ramstein
2) Angel Azteca, Flash, Leono vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Caligula, Mesala
3) Pequeño Damian 666 vs Pierrothito [CMLL MINI]
4) Dos Caras Jr., Negro Casas, Shocker vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

SuperLuchas has the correct lineup here. I’m guessing Mini Damian holds onto the title. Has Angel Azteca Jr. progressed to the point where he could do a reasonable singles match with Arkangel on GdR? Not a mask match, just something to do since they’re doing nothing else, and to let people know there may be a mask eight years from now. Tuareg could even get a big win out of it. I need to stop typing before I turn this into an Arena Coliseo Tag Team titles pitch.

AULL (SAT) 02/23 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Rey Krystal & Space Warrior vs Pequeno Porro I & Pequeno Porro II
2) Cerebro Maligno, Epitafio, Herejia vs Blasfemia, Chavo Extreme, Judas el Traidor
3) Hijo de Enrique Vera, Psicopata, Yakuza vs Rey Krymen, Sadico, Violento
4) Chuho el Roro, Terry 2000, Último Vampiro vs Rocky Santana, Sepulturero I, Ultimo Gladiador
5) el Hijo Del Anibal, El Hijo del Solitario, Enrique Vera vs Damián 666, Mr. Águila, the Killer Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 02/24 Coliseo Coacalco
1) Epidemia, Heavy Boy, Terrorista vs Espartano I, Espartano II, Storm
2) Ave Nocturna, Wizard, Yakuza vs Hanaoka, Satoshi, Suzuki
3) Felino, Kid Tiger, Puma King vs Panterita, Suicida, Último Vampiro
4) Dark Angel & Goddess vs Amapola & La Nazi

CANADA VERSUS MEXICO. Also Japan and Mexico, but been there, done that, will do it again in May. SuperLuchas lists this as an IWRG card, which presents some obvious issues (which will hopefully all be ignored.)

CMLL (SUN) 02/24 Arena Neza
1) Ambar & Super Chiva vs Black Bird & Black Heart
2) Black Bird I & Black Bird II vs Terror Boricua & Teutron
3) Rayo Tapatío I, Starman, Súper Nova vs Calígula, Méssala, Ramstein
4) Marcela vs Hiroka [MEX WOMEN]
5) Místico & Último Guerrero vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Olímpico [pi]

Hiroka might have marryied her way into eligibility. Weird main event.

AAA (SUN) 03/02 Gimnasio Municipal Ciudad Juarez [elcobardeimpostor]
1) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Rey Cometa vs Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown
2) Charly Manson vs Electro Shock
3) Cibernetico, El Elegido, Intocable vs Kenzo Suzuki, Ron Killings, Zorro

That singles match should be interesting.

AAA ARJONA (SUN) 03/02 Poliforum Zamna de Merida
1) Argenis & Path Finder II vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr.
2) Alan, Javi, Kevin vs Ángel Mortal, Gallego, Mr. Cóndor
3) Mascara Divina, Mexicano, Oriental vs Extreme Tiger, Halloween, TJ Extreme
4) La Parka Jr., Octagón, Super Porky vs Abismo Negro, Head Hunter I, Konnan

Latin Lover/Blue Demon are working this same arena this week the previous weekend. I wonder who’ll draw better.

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02/10, 02/14 IWRG Results, lineups for this week

IWRG (SUN) 02/10 Arena Naucalpan [superluchas #251]
1) Comando Gama & Rey Estreundo b Bacteria & Halcon 2000
2) Avisman & Star Boy b Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Arlequin, Dr. Muerte, Masada b Coco Verde, Cocolores, Freelance
4) Black Terry, Kaminari, Veneno b Multifacético, Negro Navarro, Ultramán Jr.
5) Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. b el Hijo Del Anibal & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. [IWRG IC TAG]

The booking fees for CMLL talent is apparently now being used on blades, bandages, and bags of white powder – like the one Hijo de Cien Caras pulled out here, throwing the powder in Rayo’s face to take the match. In the semimain, Kaminari (which I’ve thought was a misspelling of Kalimari and have been correcting it so) yanked Multifacetico’s mask for the pin. Challenges were made for a title vs mask vs hair match, with Black Terry supplying the title. That should’ve gone down last night, though Ovaciones had reported it as straight hair vs mask deal. I’m pretty sure Multifacetico didn’t lose either way.

IWRG (THU) 02/14 Arena Naucalpan [superluchas #251]
1) Anubis b Blasfemia
2) Trauma I & Trauma II b Angel de Oro & Soberano
3) Black Terry, Cyborg, Veneno b Fantasma de la Ópera, Freelance, Multifacético
4) El Fantasma, Negro Navarro, Ultraman Jr. DQ Black Fish, Ogun, Septiembre Negro II
5) Hijo del Cien Caras & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver King [IWRG IC TAG]

Jr. Capos win again, this time via foul. Reporter Alejandro Islas notes this is the fifth consectuive Thursday show with a foul for the finish of the main event. Semimain also ended with a foul, Black Fish to Ultraman. Black Terry bled an intense amount in his match with Multifacetico.

Haven’t seen 02/17 results yet.

IWRG (THU) 02/21 Arena Naucalpan
1) Anubis vs Guerrero Inca
2) Angel de Oro & Chico Che vs Nemesis IWRG & Radioactivo
3) Multifacético vs Black Terry
4) Kalimari, Mr. Matanza, Ogun, Veneno vs Centauro, Fantasma de la Ópera, Freeelance, Negro Navarro
5) Groon XXX, Pantera, Ultraman vs Cien Caras Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Septiembre Negro II

Just when you thought IWRG main events couldn’t get more iffy, GROON. I presume this was set up by Ogun working the main event last week, and I hope both of them working here means they can’t work DF any more.

IWRG (SUN) 02/24 Arena Naucalpan
1) Ambar & Anubis vs Comando Gama & Rey Estruendo
2) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Guerrero Inca & Semental
3) Angel de Oro, Freelance, Soberano vs Cerebro Negro, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Bogeman, Centauro, Filoso IWRG vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) El Hijo del Solitario, Multifacético, Pantera, Ultramán Jr. vs Black Terry, Enterrador 2000, Kalimari, Pierroth II

Haven’t seen the Oficials listed as much lately. Not sure if Soberano is Euforia’s brother or someone else.

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02/23 AAA TV Lineup (Minatitlan)

Previous: 02/01 (Puebla, 2), 02/10 (Ixtapaluca), 02/15 (Queretaro)

AAA TV (SAT) 02/23 Centro de Convenciones Minatitlan [triplea.com.mx]
1) Argenis, Chiva Rayada I, Gato Eveready vs Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. [Rey de Reyes torneo]
2) Aerostar, el Ángel, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Jesse, Nygma, Polvo de Esterllas, Yuriko [Rey de Reyes torneo]
3) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo vs Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis [Rey de Reyes torneo]
4) Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera, Ultimo Gladiador vs Electro Shock, Head Hunter I, X-Pac [Rey de Reyes torneo]
5) El Alebrije, Laredo Kid, Mascara Divina vs Extreme Tiger, Halloween, TJ Xtreme [Rey de Reyes torneo]
6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Intocable vs Kenzo Suzuki, Konnan, Zorro [Rey de Reyes torneo, bull terrier] not a cage match

Yes, really. For this taping, the winning captain on each team gets advanced to the Rey de Reyes torneo. Including the opener, so there’s a chance for Chiva Rayada I one yet. AAA’s website says there will be 16 in the tournament by the time we’re done.

2 from Queretaro (Decnnis, Scorpio Jr.)
6 from this taping
4 from Orizaba (noted in box y lucha’s lineups)
2 from SLP
2 from Texcoc? Or maybe 4 from SLP.

Anyway, this kinda makes every match on the show more important.

I suspect the 4th and 5th match will be switched by the time this airs.

Upcoming tapings
03/01: Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
03/05: Gimnasio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi
03/09: Plaza de Toros de Texcoc, Mexico State
03/16: Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Rey de Reyes)

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02/17 Coliseo results, next week’s lineup, Atlantis chat

CMLL (SUN) 02/17 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones, SickMistico @ box y lucha – photos]
1) Sensei & Trueno b Méssala & Zayco
2) Hooligan, Nitro, Ramstein b Ángel Azteca Jr., Flash, Metálico
3) Dark Angel, Luna Mágica, Sahori b Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
4) Ephesto, Olímpico, Satanico b Felino, Máscara Púrpura, Valiente
5) Leono, Marco Corelone, Negro Casas DQ Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero

Leono replaced Shocker. Shocker was booked in three places on the same day, but people he was scheduled to work with made this show (except Texano Jr., who was replaced by Satanico.) If they’re going to push Leono, they might as well put him in the main event at some point. Tecnicos won in straight falls, winning the first clean and UG decided just to foul Corelone on Sunday.

CMLL (SUN) 02/24 Arena Coliseo
1) Carrona & Cholo vs Sombra de Plata & Trueno
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Loco Max vs Ángel Azteca Jr., Fabián el Gitano, Metálico
3) Dark Angel, Luna Mágica, Princesa Blanca vs Amapola, Medussa, Rosa Negra
4) Blue Panther, Felino, Grey Shadow vs Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Terrible
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Místico vs Lizmark Jr., Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Note that Rocky Romero works Friday and Saturday on ROH, but there’s no Sunday show. That’s not going to be fun travel. Romero has a tag title match on Saturday, so he could always drop the belt there if he was about to work in Mexico full time. At any rate, that match should make one of the GdR shows.

Big day for Cholo! Whomever that is.

Atlantis hosts a video chat at 4pm today on esmas.

More later.

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