05/07: Coliseo, Monterrey, Lucha Libre Expo

CMLL (SUN) 05/06 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones, Alvin @ el Martinete]
1) Mini Halloween & Mr. Aguilita b Bracito de Oro & Tzuki
2) Dark Angel, India Sioux, Sahori b Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico b Felino, Mictlan, Tony Rivera
4) Alex Koslov, Neutron, Ultimo Dragon b Mephisto, Misterioso II, Virus
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Marco Corelone, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Olimpico, Tarzan Boy

Marco replaced Shocker. Neutron filled in for Maximo, and that’s the first time we’ve seen Neutron as Neutron since the cage match last summer. Ovaciones says the women’s match was the best match of the night.

indy (SUN) 05/06 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC @ lo mejor de lucha libre]
1) Karis, Orus, The Mummy b Angel Mortal, Gallego, Mr. Condor
2) Latin Boiler & Martha Villalobos b La Hechicera & Rey Infernal
3) Monje Negro Jr. b La Fiera, Sangre Chicana [bull terrier]
4) Antifaz & Mr. Niebla b Aventurero & Hator
5) Alebrije & Gronda II b Monsther & Pirata Morgan

The Mummy turned on his teammates. Looks like that trio has come unraveled.

Lots of articles on the Lucha Libre Expo
La Cronica does the lucha libre article for people who don’t know what lucha libre is but are reading articles about lucha libre anyway
Notimex has a general one from Friday’s show, I believe. Mistico was scheduled, and appeared in sling to sign 200 autographs. Shocker took his place there. The report here was the expo was good, but could be improved.
El Vanguarida has notes from a panel discussion about the future of lucha libre, with Cibernetico, Pierroth (speaking as a wrestler and a CMLL front office guy), Canek and Dorian Roldan. No big insights here, and the usual “Mistico will never be able to reach the Mil/Santo level because he’s not a cross-platform star” discussion. According to Roldan, AAA averages an “8” rating (no idea what that means in Mexico), currently employs 114 wrestlers (quick, name all 114!) and promoted 200 functions in Mexico last year. CMLL has over 200 wrestlers under contract (which means they have no idea how many).
Blue Demon Jr. brought 50 kids from the local children’s hospital and spoke about his own battle with cancer. This, naturally, led to a match with Veneno.
– There’s some fan reports; Mr. Reyes has pictures from Day 1, 2 and 3, and there’s a thread of unhappy people on box y lucha, feeling the expo over promised and under delivered.

IWRG’s site is still down.

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05/06: Mistico injury may be worse, Lucha 2000 show, FSE

Mistico’s situation might have gotten quite a bit worse. According to an article on Esmas, he was telling people at the lucha libre expo that he could be out 6-8 months. It appears the initial “3 weeks” estimate is actually how much time they want him resting before they take another look at it, and see if surgery is necessary. If it is, he’s out till ’08.

The story of Mistico’s injury keeps changing. In that article, they’re going with the idea Perro hurt it (as hype to build up to the match, which might just happen a bit later.) KrisZ noted Mistico seemed hurt Tuesday in a match in Cuervanaca, but I think that just might have been the last bump before they got him to the doctor. CAN52 had the kid’s day Warrior/Mistico match from Sunday, and Mistico’s left shoulder was already heavily taped. During the match, Mistico took Warrior’s bullet tope into the front row, with his left shoulder going directly into the seats, and this article credits that dive as well (thought that may be hype as well.)

If Mistico is out for an extended period of time, CMLL wouldn’t necessary half to strip him of his championships, and filling three titles at once might be a bit much. On the other hand, it allows them to get the belts off Mistico without Mistico actually jobbing. I’d guess they’d take away the tag team titles – Averno & Mephisto vs Negro and a replacement partner seems about right – but the two singles titles could be inactive for a half year and it wouldn’t be a problem.

CMLL’s going to have to startnig planning the rest of the year without Mistico. I suspect we’ll get a Perro stips match, and they seem like they’re pushing towards Shocker/Ultimo once again. Lots of stuff will have to be worked out.

Mistico being hurt long term would seem to end his chances of jumping to WWE at this point; CMLL would probably pay him more while sitting out than WWE would, at least until he’s established there.

LUCHAS 2000 (SAT) 05/05 Arena Mexico [ovaciones, Mr. Reyes]
1) Valiente b Cerebro Negro, Danger, Extreme Tiger, Flash, Free Lance, Leono, Mascara Purpura, Mictlan, Super Nova, Texano Jr., Virus
2) Volador Jr. & Volador Sr. b Hijo de Rey Misterio & Rey Misterio Sr. and Stuka I & Stuka Jr. and Misterioso Jr. & Misterioso Sr.
3) Rayman & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Lizmark Jr. & Lizmark Sr. and Cien Caras & Hijo de Cien Caras and El Hijo del Mascara Ano 2000 & Mascara Ano 2000
4) LA Park b Villano III, Blue Demon Jr., Villano IV, Silver King, El Hijo del Solitario [hair]

LA Park took Villano III’s hair. Not much to Virus and Valiente were said to have a good sequence at the end of the opening cibernetico; hopefully, we’ll see a bit more of that with Virus’ rudo turn.

Sign On San Diego has a big story on lucha libre, talking a little bit about the shows in Tijuana. Isn’t there indy lucha libre in San Diego? I thought so…

Accion:

CMLL: Main event trios, with Mistico’s cameo. Mistico had three of his belts with him – no IWRG. Aguila had Groon-like painted on muscles. I’m not sure that’s the way to go. Lots of dives highlighted, and Perro picked up another clean win, this time over Negro.

AAA: Highlights from the cage match, with Abismo leaving and Cibernetico and Mesias left in. Mesias chairshots Cibernetico, but Zorro throws in the cane to him and Cibernetico rallies with that, and a chokeslam. No post match uniting is shown.

FSE has
04/29 Coliseo: Averno, Dos Caras Jr., Mascara Sagrada b Mascara 2000, Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000
04/29 Coliseo: Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila b Maximo, Sagrado, Texano Jr. [MEX TRIOS]

IWRG’s site is still down.

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Mini’s match from today’s CMLL TV

Just to see if this works. Can’t do much to make it look better without moving to Mexico.

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05/05: Mexico, lineups, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 05/04 Arena Mexico [Super Luchas, ovaciones, ESTO
1) Astro Boy & Stuka Jr. b Artillero & Super Comando
2) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico b La Mascara, Mictlan, Virus
3) Heavy Metal, Sagrado, Ultimo Dragon b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero b Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Marcela b Princesa Sujei [MEX WOMEN]
6) Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila b Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas, Volador Jr.

Women’s match was longest of the night; Ocampo says it was the best. Wagner and Perro made challenges after their match. Virus turned on his teammates in the segunda – why was he even on the tecnico side?

Mistico did show up on the card to explain his injury, but he got booed – for not wrestling or because there were a lot of Perro fans. Perro Sr. was at the show, to help campaign to keep Perro Jr. on his reality show.

CMLL (TUE) 05/08 Arena Coliseo
1) Electrico & Fantasy vs Mini Damian 666 & Mini Halloween
2) Sensei, Starman, Trueno vs Arkangel, Jeque, Nitro
3) Ogun, Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera vs Loco Max, Misterioso II, Ohara
4) Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila vs Metro II, Mictlan, Sagrado
5) Atlantis, Jushin Liger, Ultimo Guerrero vs Dos Caras Jr., Hijo de Lizmark, Ultimo Dragon

This includes the injury changes for Leono (Ogun) and Maxmio (Metro II). Flash was subbed out for Treuno as well.

CMLL (FRI) 05/11 Arena Mexico
1) Brillante, Leono, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
2) Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
3) Atlantis, Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr., Olimpico, Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Ultimo Guerrero vs Alex Koslov, Goto, Jushin Liger, Marco Corelone, Minoru, Okumura, Pierroth, Ultimo Dragon [Gran Prix]

They usually run four matches on cibernetico weeks, but with no Mistico, there’s not an obvious missing feud. No Perros, but the guys who’d face him are booked elsewhere. Maybe a women’s match.

CMLL (SUN) 05/13 Arena Coliseo
1) Sensei & Trueno vs Artillero & Super Comando
2) Brillante, Leono, Tigre Metalico vs Loco Max, Mr. Mexico, Nitro
3) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
4) Felino, Heavy Metal, Sagrado vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Averno, Black Warrior, Ultimo Guerrero

Guess Liger is just working Tuesday to Saturday.

GdR #76 has
04/29 Mexico: Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., Marco Corelone b Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero
04/29 Mexico: Mistico b Black Warrior [NWA MIDDLE]

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05/04: Riot in SLP, Guadalajara, Mexico Preview, IWRG, AULL

(see the previous post for Mistico’s injury)

El Sol de San Luis Potosi has news on the Auditorio Miguel Barragan show on Wednesday. Everything was going fine till the semimain ended. There was a 15 unexplained minute break, and I guess the wrestlers tried to go out there without Mistico. (Koslov took his place) The fans were ticked, and nothing the tecnicos could do would settle them down. The fans started throwing things at the ring, and the wrestlers abadoned the match and headed to the back. The fans went more crazy – “suddenly, they began to burn Mistico masks”, chairs were thrown and security was totally overwhelmed. People ran to get out of the building and save themselves.

At 12:30 am, Mistico finally arrived at the arena. Not sure how late that would put him. He talked with the press, explaining his delay (plane flight?) and his shoulder injury (listed here as right.) 700 fans were still left in the arena, so Mistico head to the ring, where the fans chanted “FRAUD” at him. (Why did they stay, then?) Mistico explained himself, and ended up doing some spots with Mr. Aguila and Damian, maybe just to get the people home.

The recap mentions Hijo de Pierroth was the promoter here. Probably not going to work out on him doing another show.

KrisZ says AAA (via Konnan) are talking to Hulk Hogan and Paul Wight (Big Show/the Giant.) Can AAA pay what Hogan wants? I dunno.

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CMLL (SUN) 04/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Fraile de la Muerte b Estrella de Jalisco
2) Metal Blanco, Metalik, Metatron b Depredador, Guero Loco, Infierno
3) Carlo Roggi b Valentin Mayo [hair]
4) La Mascara & Stuka Jr. b Efesto & Goto
5) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Volador Jr. b Eclipse, Tarzan Boy, Terrible

Eclipse was busted open outside, and ended up down in a “pool of his own blood”. That doesn’t sound good.

CMLL (TUE) 05/01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Flama b Thunder Boy
2) Rey Trueno b Casanova
3) Mr. Trueno CO Idolo
4) Evola b Danger (Guadalajara)
5) Leon Blanco b Egipcio
6) Malefico, Mascara Magica, Toxico b Gallo, Magnum, Stuka Jr.
7) Rayman & Vampiro CO Black Warrior & Eclipse

Eclipse was back here, so it couldn’t have been so bad, I’d hope. Ending was a bit weird. Rayman and Eclipse were inside, Warrior dived out on top of them, and Vamp…just hung out in the ring for the twenty count. A win is a win. Magica fouled Stuka, so that feud is still going. Something went wrong in the Mr. Trueno/Idolo match, and Idolo ended up getting carried out.

ESTO has a story on the lucha libre convention, as does Radio Formula.

The updated lineup for Arena Mexico.

CMLL (FRI) 05/04 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Stuka Jr. vs Artillero & Super Comando
2) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico vs La Mascara, Mictlan, Virus
3) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto vs Heavy Metal, Sagrado, Ultimo Dragon
4) Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Marcela vs Princesa Sujei [MEX WOMEN]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas, Volador Jr. vs Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila

Just that one change, since Volador wasn’t working the show. Dunno where this leaves the Tijuana show, as well as the five hundred other places Mistico’s scheduled to work in the next few weeks. Besides the previous linked previews, La Presna and NOTIMEX also have them, but they’re before Mistico’s substitution.

I’m thinking Marcela wins the title.

(ESMAS) CMLL wrestlers are campaigning for Perro Aguayo Jr., so he doesn’t get voted off his reality show. They figure he’s representing all of lucha. Conspicously, they only quote rudos in the article.

IWRG (THU) 04/26 Arena Nauacalpan [Héctor Albores @ the gladiatores]
1) Antaris b Golem
2) Trauma I & Trauma II b Kid Tiger & Star Boy
3) Cerebro Negro, Kai, Yamato b Black Terry, Fantasma de la Opera, Puma King
4) Kraneo, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Okumura DQ Dr. Cerebro, Esfinge, Hijo de Anibal
5) Alex Koslov, Mascara Sagrada, Suicida b Hijo de Cien Caras, Pierroth, Terrible

Hijo de Cien Caras was blinded in the main event, and accidentally fouled his own partner Terrible. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. took off his mask and flung it to Anibal, and the ref caught Anibal with it.

IWRG’s site is still down.

AULL (SAT) 04/28 Arena Lopez Mateos [Inteligencia Decibelica @ thegladiatores]
1) Tortuga Mutante I, Tortuga Mutante II, Tortuga Mutante III b Dragon Chino, Hakun, Yakuza
2) Misterio & Sepulturero I b Ice Killer & Sepulturero II
3) Epidemia, Robin Maravilla, Terry 2000 b Psicopata, Sadico, Sensei
4) India Sioux & Lady Apache b Hiroka & Mima Shimoda
5) Black Warrior, LA Park, Misterioso II b Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, La Mascara

indy (SUN) 04/29 Arena Emiliiano Zapata [Héctor Albores @ thegladiatores]
1) Comando del Aire & Raziel b Hombre Azul & Lookman
2) Platino, Skay Blue, Super Maguito b Coyote Dorado, Diabolico I, Diabolico II
3) Disturbio, Furia 2000, Macho Jr. b Caramelo, Fenix, Rey Fenix
4) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Pierroth II, Sangre Azteca b El Sagrado, Electrodo Jr., Mano Negra Jr.
5) Fuerza Maligna b Rey Mariscal [mask]
6) Dr. Wagner, Felino, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Olimpico, Universo 2000

Rey Mariscal is Marcos Saul Mariscal.

CMLL (THU) 05/03 Arena Solidardad [Andrade, RFC @ lomejordelalucha]
1) Arkangel de la Muerte & Tigre Metalico vs Orientale I & Orientale II
2) Mano Negra, Mongol Chino, Negro Navarro vs Black Terry, Gato Volador, Solar I
3) Black Warrior, Caifan I, Vaquero Romo vs Diluvio Negro I, Diluvio Negro II, Estrella Dorada Jr.

Notes because it’s listed as being taped for TV.

Univision has an article about Intocable’s character on his telenovela.

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Mistico out for three weeks

Sources: ESTO, El Norte via lomejordelucha, ovaciones

They’re saying left shoulder injury. Volador Jr. replaces Mistico in the main event tonight, and everyone else is up in the air.

Norte’s story says Mistico got hurt on San Luis Potosi, but I believe that’s an error – there was a fan report stating a near riot broke out when he no showed. Ovaciones confirms Mistico didn’t make that date, so this injury must’ve gone down earlier in the week.

Update: CMLL.com has confirmed this, going with the storyline that Damian and Halloween attacked Mistico and caused the injury in SLP, on orders from Perro.

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05/03: Queretaro, Liger, Monterrey, Mistico not in SLP

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According to Ovaciones, Leono and Maximo will be out two weeks. Leono hurt his right elbow, Maixmo hurt an ankle.

CMLL (TUE) 05/01 Arena Queretaro Lineup [Knotty @ el martinete]
1) Alasthor b Furia Dorada Jr.
2) Drabek I, Drabek II b La Flecha, Lince [1, LLQ TAG]
3) El Corsario, El Toro b Espiritu Negro, Ozuno
4) Loco Max, Nitro b Mictlan, Satanico
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero b Olimpico, Tarzan Boy

Satanico turned on Mictlan, naturally. Show on the 15th will have a cibernetico with Stuka Jr., Super Nova, Maximo, Leono, Flash, and Astro Boy.

CMLL (TUE) 05/08 Arena Coliseo Lineup [CMLL Magazine]
2) Flash, Starman, Sensei vs Arkangel, Nitro, Jeque
3) Leono, Tony Rivera, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso II, Ohara, Loco Max
4) Mr. Aguila, Damian 666, Halloween vs Sagrado, ?, Mictlan
5) Jushin Liger, Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero vs Dos Caras Jr., Hijo de Lizmark, Ultimo Dragon

Jeque lives! Also, Liger. (The ? is Maximo, but obviously no.)

According to this post (El Halcon), Mistico no-showed the SLP show yesterday and a riot ensued.

indy (FRI) 05/04 Arena Monterrey
1) Perla Negra vs Paty Rey
2) Indio Payutla & Mosco vs Dark Side & Sika
3) Cazador, Ejecutor, Tormenta Negra vs Puma de Plata, Relampago Azul, Zorro Plateado Jr.
4) Calaquita & La Parkita vs Mini Batman & Mini Killer
5) Black Power, Hijo del Diablo, Shu el Guerrero vs Angel del Amor, Azteca Warrior, Casanova

Note because they haven’t been running Friday shows previously.

Ovaciones also hypes up the Luchas 2000 show for this weekend.

A new arena has opened up Monclova, which they’re calling “Arena Monclova“. That must’ve been tough. They’re planning on twice monthly AAA shows along with boxing and other entertainment on other days. Judging from the picture, it’s not a building, just an open space with bleachers and chairs set up.

Univision has an article on Intocable, who’s apparently in one of their telenovals. The subtitle of the article is “El nuevo latin lover” and that’s very amusing.

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CMLL FSE GDR #38

taped 04/22, aired 04/29

You know, I was thinking about, it watching the trios match here and I’ve decided they’ve made mistake doing a tournament with the Mexican Women’s Title. No, no, no – it should’ve been Women’s TAG TEAM titles.

It’d have to be CMLL Women’s Tag Titles and not Mexico, but there’s enough logical teams

Amapola/Princesa Sujei
India Sioux/Lady Apache
Hiroka/Mima Shimoda
Diana la Cazadora/Marcela
Dark Angel/foreign woman to be named later – let’s say Sara del Ray, so it can be some Can-Am Express 2K7 deal
Medussa/Rosa Negra
Sahori/Luna Magica
uh…La Nazi/Diosa Maya

Instead of deciding the “secondary champion”, you get something that’s unique. Instead of excluding the top women and just suddenly expecting the lesser women to mean something, you get everyone involved even. The real purpose here is that fourth team – someone’s with Diana’s personality and Marcela’s skill would be perfect, but I don’t think you combine them into one person with medicine quite yet. You CAN make them a tag team, and I think it’d be pretty successful. And it’d work fine with the other top five teams as well.

things you might care about: if there was any plan to turn Texano before it happened last Tuesday, Texano and Maximo didn’t know it here. As always, there’s gotta be a story there and I have no idea what it is.

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05/04-06 Lucha Times

AAAUS: Triangle Mixed match for a title shot, Air Force vs Dark Family and Hell Brothers vs Foreign Legion

GdR: As I put together these listings, I realized that Women’s Cibernetico might not air after all. With six matches on Sunday’s show, and the matches being bigger than usual, it’d be easy just to take skip the usual Mexico match. Anyway, Mistico/Warrior should be here

FSE: …because they’ve building to the Mex Trios match here.

CMLL Mex:
It wasn’t till last weekend till I figured out that GalaMex isn’t updating their links to post to the news schedule each week – they’re stuck in two weeks behind, for whatever reason. This is this weekend’s schedule. This week’s show is 2:15, so maybe they hae time for another match – especially if that is a women’s title match, which shouldn’t be all that long.

AAA Mex: Cage match and Zorro’s unmasking.

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My interview on Figure 4 Radio is up. It’s subscriber only, but if you listen, tell me what you think.

The tags on each post should be working again, though it doesn’t quite have the functionality of before. I may add to it, but the old way was causing server problems.

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