05/01 Perros del Mal TV Lineup (Tijuana)

Perros (SAT) 05/01 Plaza de Toros La Monumental Tijuana
1) Oriental vs Damián 666, Histeria II, Hijo del Lizmark, El Alebrije, Halloween, Groon XXX, Mr. Águila [cage, mask, hair]
2) X-Fly vs C. Manson [hair]
3) El Hijo Del Santo & LA Park vs Blue Demon Jr. & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Putting a lineup out for May kinda hints it might be a slow couple months in storyline progression.

From the Perros del Mal facebook. This is a bit overloaded, but it is a 21,000 person bullring. If they draw well here, maybe they come back to Tijuana for the big match involving the top 4 guys (if such a match were to actually occur.)

Charly really needs to start wearing a shirt with a shiny “C” on it instead of the mysterious “R”.

Normally, I would presume the unmasked guys (or someone not listed in the match) are the people who are going to lose their hair in that cage match. Howver, if there’s going to be a big payoff (giant if) and they have to spend the rest of your days fighting for the right to use their current gimmick anyway, wouldn’t a Alebrije or Histeria consider cashing in their masks right here? Oriental owns his name and Groon could not make it thru life without being Groon. And I guess maybe Alebrije can still do that bit forever. But Histeria?

Perros are either running more shows or (more likely) doing a better job of informing people of the shows they’re running. They’ve also posted lineups for the SLP and Monterrey shows, neither of which appears to be a TV taping. At least for now…

Mexico, GDL, Panama

CMLL (TUE) 02/23 Arena Mexico [Fuego en el Ring, CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Camorra b Principe & Robin
2) Dr. X, Hooligan, Nitro b Horus, Metálico, Starman
3) Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Zeuxis b Lady Apache, Lluvia, Marcela
4) Blue Panther, Metro, Rush DQ Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
5) Héctor Garza, La Máscara, Strong Man b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Tecnicos won the semimain in straight falls, second fall was a DQ for a foul.

CMLL (TUE) 02/23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) El Divino b Meteoro
2) Acertijo & Ebola b Nube Roja & Saturno
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Ángel del Mal & Ráfaga
4) Stuka Jr. & Valiente b Dragon Rojo Jr. & Misterioso II
5) Felino, Máximo, Mr. Niebla b Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Sagrado

Felino snuck in a foul on Sombra for the deciding fall. Recap notes Poder Mexica is on a losing streak here. In an interview with SuperLuchas, Maximo is evasive about joining the rudos.

Cesar notes the 03/19 AAA lineup is a bit lax because many AAA wrestlers were already supposed to go to Panama that weekend for RXW. Mesias, Marco, Jack, Nicho and Konnan are mentioned as going.

Mini Black Warrior wants, in order: 1) Bracito de Oro’s mask, 2) Bam Bam’s title and hair, 3) Pierrothito’s title, and 4) Mascarita’s mask in honor of the bicentennial. That’s a man with goals.

Over on El Martiente, Clark_El posted the Olimpico interview from Box Y Lucha. He’s very critical of Perros del Mal, bitter over the same guys being on top, and apologetic towards CMLL for ever leaving. Olimpico says people in the company have talked with both AAA & CMLL and tosses off a mention of an attempt of a Perros del Mal/AAA alliance (???). Olimpico clearly wants to be back in CMLL, but he’s in the spot as Zumbido. They need CMLL far more than CMLL needs them.

ROH announced more lucha names for their shows over the next few months: Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero return to face of on their 03/26 in Phoenix, and Solar has been added to their 04/03 show in Charlotte. That’s five lucha wrestlers for Charlotte, so they need one more, and there’s the obvious Solar opponent.

Today’s Ovaciones doesn’t have new news, but it does have Alex Koslov attacking someone with a chair in a computer lab.

AAA runs down the Rey de Reyes announcements from this week’s TV show, mentioned “Copa 187” is a contenders tournament for the tag team titles. Also, May Flowers is happy to be back on TV, and since Zorro said the numbers 12 and 21 are important, they look into meanings of the 12.

AAA action figures were shown off at last week’s New York Toy Fair, but the line is “currently on hold.” There are pictures of the Parka & Wagner figures at the link, if you haven’t seen them.

El Pancracio has one two stories about a lucha libre expo a couple weeks ago, plus interviews with Lobo Vikingo and Celestial.

SuperLuchas confirms LA Park will face Sabu on March 20th.

ESTO writes about The Voice of Santo, the many voice actors who supplied his voice for the movies.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Scorpio Jr. vs Black Scorpio.

DJ Spectro has a photo of Villano III before he was Villano III.

There’s a screen of Super Amigos in Toronto tonight.

411Mania reviews the 12/19/09 Perros del Mal show.

Luchas 2000 #509 has Volador Jr. & Negro Casas with their new belts, and Dr. Wagner Jr. teasing a punch to Electroshock’s mask (which is awesome. Also, have we ever seen Dr. Wagner and Dr. Doom in the same place at the same time?)

This month’s Dos de Tres includes a clever meeting of Psycho Circus and Los Payasos (theoretically the original Los Payasos, but given it’s Los Payasos, it’s probably not the originals.)

Lineup

CMLL (MON) 03/01 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Blue Center, Milenium vs Akron, Karisma, Mr. Rafaga
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache vs Princesa Blanca, Yezca, Zeuxis
3) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito vs Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) Blue Panther, Toscano, Volador Jr. vs Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
5) Strong Man vs Último Guerrero

Strong Man/UG this week, Bam Bam/Violencia next? It’s odd Naito is off Sunday’s show if he’s still around to work on Monday.

AAA on Televisa #925 (02/13/2010)

taped @ Centro Civico de Ecatepec, 01/17/2010

Megaupload: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M37MSWOB

Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz vs Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria, Psicosis III: and in match #2, the Vipers win by DQ when the Dark Family use a loaded glove. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the idea of Escoria’s loaded gloves. It’s a perfect bit for AAA, and I hope they start racking up many wins with them, but maybe AAA would’ve been served better in getting them a few wins before launching into a feud for them. (Assuming this is meant to be a feud and not just a random happening.)

Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario: PASS.

Crazy Boy, La Parka Jr., Laredo Kid vs Electroshock, Silver King, Último Gladiador: 14 minute match that felt like it needed to be 7. I think CMLL has broken me here, because I always expect the big comeback to be followed by a finish (which works there since they have 3 falls), but AAA comebacks often lead to tecnicos getting 2 minute showcases each and nothing’s really counting until momentum changes again. Or maybe CMLL is just right and AAA is wrong! (This site is still cmllblog.com, right?)

Cibernético, Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki, Konnan, Zorro: this was better timed, even if it there wasn’t actually that great. They tried hard to get the idea over that the Psycho Circus had been pushed harder than ever before, but it kind still is Konnan running from a tecnico while his henchman do the work.

IWRG, Puebla, AAA/TNA, Wagner

IWRG (THU) 02/18 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Dinamic Black b Keshin Black
2) Guizmo & Héros b Alan Extreme & Carta Brava Jr.
3) Avisman, Gringo Loco, Trauma II b Brazo Metalico, Chico Che, Fishman Jr.
4) Angelico, el Ángel, Freelance b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Hijo del Pantera, Pantera, Zatura b Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Trauma I [super libre]

Missed these results. Hijo del Signo missed his main event spot due to injury. Pantera surprised Terry with a roll up to take the final fall. Semimain win by the tecnicos led to a trios title challenge.

CMLL (MON) 02/22 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Ares & Toro Bill Sr. b King Jaguar & SWAT
2) Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico
3) Euforia, Pólvora, Virus b Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Rush
4) Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada b Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Shocker, Strong Man, Volador Jr. DQ Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Ultimo Guerrero fouled Strong Man. Strong Man demanded a singles match, and UG accepted.

Violencia pinned Bam Bam with an arm on the ropes. That’s two weeks in a row where Violencia has defeated Bam Bam.

SuperLuchas confirms AAA & TNA have agreed on some sort of alliance. On AAA TV this weekend, the main event of Rey de Reyes was hyped as a four way match (Mesias/Latin/Electro/???.) TNA’s Hernandez coming in has been discussed for a few months, so he makes as much sense as anyway. Also, Eric Bischoff’s facebook account has hinted at cruiserweight/lucha involvement on TNA’s debut of their 03/08 move to Monday show, so maybe that’s AAA wrestlers going the other way.

Box Y Lucha posted their interview with Dr. Wagner Jr. from a couple weeks ago. In one breath, Wagner says there’s no need for him to sign a contract and also that he has a signed a contract, so I really have no idea. Wagner does not care that Mesias got his title back – Wagner says it was his plan to lose so Mesias would stop bugging him, but now Wagner wants a hair match, since Mesias clearly cares about his hair a lot. Dr. Wagner Jr. says Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. has a responsibility to uphold his name, and Dr. Wagner Jr. has been watching his son’s matches incognito and being his toughest critic. I like the idea of Dr. Wagner Jr. hiding in the crowd, wearing a disguise, but still wearing his mask underneath.

Both Fuego en el Ring and Record have interviews from CMLL’s Misterioso II, who only found out there was another person from Satillo using his name when that Misterioso Jr. made Monterrey TV (which CMLL’s Misterioso saw.) CMLL’s one feels the other guy is ripping him off, and vows an angry phone call and action.

I believe half of all Fuego en el Ring interviews are “[Wrestler X] is unhappy no one is responding to his challenges.” This interview with Pequeno Damian 666 fits that half. He was supposed to go Japan in March, but will not because of economic issues. Guessing that was the 03/30 Dradition show.

Box Y Lucha has an interview with the Zorras (talking about being a great team, despite only teaming up once every two months) and Angel Azteca Jr. & Arkangel, still on the road to the mask match (in 2013.) In that last one, the Angeles Rebeldes are randomly mentioned as including Hector, Fantasma, Mascara, Metro, Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata and Angel Azteca Jr. This probably holds as much weight as all the other random listings of team members for this group. Also, Villano III shares his memories of El Rebelde.

This week’s Box Y Lucha (2962) has Olimpico hoping to return to Arena Mexico.

With Ray Mendoza being named as one of the Dos Leyandas next month, Fuego en el Ring. Ovaciones suggests the main event may be a cage match, which would be a disappointment.

AAA looks back at the in ring accomplishments of Latin Lover.

The Gladiatores has video interviews from the latest Perros show with Heavyweight Champion X-Fly, LA Park and Hijo del Perro Aguayo, as well as one with IWRG’s Gringos.

R de Rudo has Sepulcro introducing Sepulcro Jr.

CMLL (SUN) 02/28 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Disturbio
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Raziel
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Sangre Azteca, Vangelis, Virus
4) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Taichi
5) Shocker vs Último Guerrero [CMLL HEAVY]

Lineup changed due to the sudden title match. First time Taichi will be wrestling without Naito or Okumura on his team.

02/20-21 Lucha TV Roundup

I recorded 100% Lucha, which is doing Martín Karadagián-style Argentinian lucha, but when I try to pull it off at TiVo, it won’t actually play on my computer. I’ve try to run it thru VideoReDo to fix any corruption and convert it from .tivo to .mpg so it might be useful to anyone besides myself, but it freezes that program up every time I try.  If this post of free wrestling shows has lured someone in who might know how to fix this issue, please let me know.

Elsewhere, from people who are not me (make sure to thanks these people!):

2009 Tapatia Award Information

Hi!

This is the sixth Tapatia awards, designed to honor the best in lucha libre over the past year. We encourage all fans to vote, and let their voice be heard on the previous twelve months of Mexican lucha libre. This voting covers the calendar year 2009. Matches are eligible if they were TAPED in 2009, regardless of when they aired.

We’re using the same ballot as last year. You can find the full ballot here.

Voting will be held from February 3rd to February 17th, subject to change. One ballot per person. Send completed ballots to (and only to) awards@thecubsfan.com. Ballots sent to other addresses or posted may not be counted – please make it easy for me and send the ballots to that address.

Scoring: Categories with first thru third voting will give 5 points for first, 3 points for second, 2 points for third. Categories with first thru sixth voting will give 17 points for first, 12 points for second, 8 points for third, 5 points for fourth, 3 points for fifth and 2 points for second. TIE VOTES ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Any match in any location using the Mexican lucha libre style are eligible to be included. Shows in the US and elsewhere using this style are included. Japanese lucha libre promotions such as Dragon Gate are not included, but Japanese tours by Mexican lucha libre promotions are included. Female and mini wrestlers are eligible for all categories, unless otherwise specified.

Quick descriptions of the awards:

  1. Best Wrestler – top wrestler over the last year.
  2. Best Match – please include dates, location where possible
  3. Best Tecnico – greatest good guy
  4. Best Rudo – for the entertaining evil-doers
  5. Best Female – women only. Sorry, no exoticos.
  6. Best Unit – tags, trios, atomicos, other groups – must’ve been a team in 2009
  7. Best Promotion/Territory – CMLL, AAA, Perros del Mal, IWRG, DTU, – specific enough so we can identify a group
  8. Best Rivalry – most interesting/exciting/entertaining feud. Can be person vs person, or people vs people.
  9. Most Improved – wrestler who stepped up their game the highest from 2009
  10. Most Underutilized – wrestler who’s deserving of more attention from both the promotion and the fans
  11. Best Mini – top wrestler who regular wrestles as a mini

I (thecubsfan) am the sole dictator of the awards, and my decisions will be final.

Please cut and paste the ballot to awards@thecubsfan.com. Do not post your ballot in this thread.

Piratas/Mascaras, Shocker/UG, Perros

IWRG (SUN) 02/21 Arena Nacualpan [Black Terry Jr. (photos), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Comando Negro b Imperial
2) Alan Extreme & Hijo del Signo b Eragon & Héros
3) Freelance, Jack, Suicida b Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
4) Angelico, Chico Che, el Ángel b Histeria II, Psicosis II, Veneno
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b Máscara Año 2000 & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. [IWRG IC TAG]

Main event came down to Pirata Sr. and Mascara Sr. exchanging low blows. Pirata won.

Angelico pinned Veneno for the semimain win, sort of. Veneno appeared to kick out at 2, then demanded a title match.

CMLL (SUN) 02/21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Templario b Guerrero Romano
2) Nube Roja b Titanio
3) Drago & In Memoria b El Divino & Virgo
4) Neutrón & Palacio Negro b León Blanco & Mr. Trueno
5) Bam Bam & Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Warrior
6) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Strong Man b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Nothing much of note here. It was a Strong Man match.

CMLL (SUN) 02/21 Arena Mexico [ESTO, Ovaciones (PDF)]
1) Cholo & Zayco b Bengala & Principe
2) Fabián el Gitano, Guerrero Maya Jr., Leono b Dr. X, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo b Ángel Azteca, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
4) Blue Panther, Toscano, Valiente b Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Místico, Shocker b Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Mistico wrestled the main event without issue. The fans are booing him like he’s a rudo, even if the programmers haven’t seemed to catch on. Remember my old theory about Sunday and Tuesday booking being done by people who don’t actually talk to or watch the Friday shows? This seems like validation.

Anyway, the actual angle here was Shocker’s instant feud. On Tuesday, Shocker and Rey Bucanero suddenly remembered they disliked each other and wanted to face off in a hair match, so here we got…uh, set up for a Shocker/Ultimo Guerrero title match. Which may happen as soon as next week (but probably not.) I dunno.

Over the weekend, CMLL announced the two legends to be honored as Dos Leyendas will be Salvador Lutteroth (as always) and Ray Mendoza.

SuperLuchas has their Perros del Mal recap, noting two more pre-show matches. That should be enough for 3 weeks of TV. Probably something like this:

02/22 (TODAY!) – last matches from the 01/31 show
Damián 666, Halloween, Mr. Águila b Groon XXX, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Oriental
El Hijo Del Santo & LA Park DQ Blue Demon Jr. & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

03/01 – start of 02/20
Talisman b Dinastia
Histeria II, Pesadilla, Ragde DQ Celestial, Hijo del Lizmark, Oriental

03/08
Black Thunder b Turbo
X-Fly b Charly Manson [MEX HEAVY]

03/15
Cósmico & Konami b Black Fire & Mr. Aguilita
el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween, Mr. Águila b Blue Demon Jr., LA Park, Super Crazy

The next taping probably should be the March 13th/14th weekend, if they’re not skipping a week or something else.

Ovaciones also has a profile on Tinieblas Sr., with his retirement coming up (at some point.) There’s also a sidebar, explaining Alushe was created because his kids didn’t want to see the same movie him. I swear I’m not making that up.

And now, a run of morbid links:

Ohtani’s Jacket checks on IWRG 02/18.

Kcidis has the breakup of the WagnerManiacos.

One notable lineup

CMLL (THU) 03/04 Arena Coliseo Acapulco
1) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Máximo vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
2) Averno & Místico vs La Sombra & Volador Jr.

Someone’s actually got him on the rudo side, but then Volador is involved.

DTU, Rey de Reyes, Lineups

DTU (SAT) 02/20 Arena Lopez Mateos [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Flamita b Masivo, Antony, Draztick Boy
2) ? & Titan vs Hormiga & Iron Love
3) Cerebro Negro b Latino, Herejia
4) Último Gladiador b Relampago
5) Akai, Juan el Ranchero, Magnifico, Paranoiko b Dance Boy, Epitafio, Muerte Bucanera, Sepulturero I
6) Aero Boy b Crazy Boy [5000 tacks]
7) Joe Lider b Extreme Tiger, Violento Jack, Money Pack

From the pictures, the main event looks very bloody even for DTU standards. It apparently was very well recieved.

Crazy Boy lost again. It sounds like there was a lot of interference.

No Angelico. Relampago replaced him.

We’re starting to get an official Rey de Reyes card. Joaquin Roldan talked to Record, and confirmed the main event will now be Latin Lover vs Electroshock vs Mesias. “X-Treme Tyger” will challenge for the Cruiserweight title, and there will be “three groups” of luchadors competing for the Rey de Reyes tournament. That’s either a mispeak, or they’re changing the format on the tournament again. The article mentions the matches were announced on today’s TV show, so hopefully it’ll be on their website this week.

Mistico says he doesn’t want to wait until the Anniversary show to face Volador for his mask; “any day is a good day to remove a mask.”

Estrellas del Ring has an interview with Ricky Marvin, who won one half of the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles this weekend, teaming with Taiji Ishimori.

Speaking of Japan, there ought to be a mention of Juvi going to Dragon Gate Japan on 03/03. So there you go.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras vs The Destroyer.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 02/25 Arena Naucalpan
1) Guizmo vs Comando Negro
2) Dinamic Black & Héros vs Alan Extreme & Keshin Black
3) Eragon, Freelance, Suicida vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
4) Flor Metalica & Tiger Fuka vs La Diabólica & Lady Metal
5) Hijo del Pantera, Pantera, Zatura vs Dr. Cerebro, Hijo del Signo, Trauma I [captains hair]

The captains will be drawn by lots, but I think I can guess who’s going to lose this.

Tiger Fuka is Fuka on her retirement tour.

CMLL (SUN) 02/28 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs Virgo
2) Magnum & Metatrón vs Idolo & Samurai
3) Hierro & Metal Blanco vs Asesino Negro & Malefico
4) Lady Apache & Marcela vs Amapola & Mima Shimoda
5) Brazo de Plata, Máscara Dorada, Místico vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Mistico still continues to team with the tecnicos.

IWRG (SUN) 02/28 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eragon & Pegasso Kid vs Alan Extreme & Avisman
2) Hijo del Pantera, La Roca, Pantera vs Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., Samoth
3) Pirata Morgan vs Angelico, Arlequin Amarillo, el Ángel, Oficial 911, Jack, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., El Hijo del Diablo [loser advance, cage]
4) Tinieblas Jr. vs Veneno, Zatura, Scorpio Jr., Hijo del Signo, Gringo Loco, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Chico Che [loser advances, cage]
5) ? vs ?? [cage, hair, mask]

The Golfo de Guerra shows. Losers of the cage matches come back for a final one, with mask or hair on the line. What a fortune time for Jack and Arlequin to suddenly reappear.