more chicago lucha over the next 9 days

All of them are using GALLI talent

GALLI (SAT) 03/15 European American Banquet Hall, Cicero, IL [CPW]
1) Centella de Oro & Nemesis (Chicago) vs Meteoro I & Meteoro II
2) Coco Liso vs Negrotistico
3) Blade & Silueta Dorada vs Chilango & Funebre
4) el Tiger, Samuray, Slayer vs Demencia, Guerrillero, Pentagon del Inferno
5) Charly manson Jr., Hijo de Rey Misterio, Rey Misterio Sr. vs Amenaza del Siglo, Gringo Loco, Yakuza

Address is 3121 S. 48th Court, Cicero, IL, 60804.

Tickets are $10 for GA kids, $20 for GA Adults, $25 Ring Side. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7.

(this next one was listed last week.)

GALLI (SUN) 03/16 Ramada Inn, Glendale Heights, IL [CPW]
1) Meteoro I & Meteoro II vs El Chilango & Venganza
2) El Tiger & Sileuta Dorada vs Demencia & Pentgaon del Infierno
3) Blade & Samuary vs Isias Velazques & Steve Boz
4) Charly Manson Jr. vs Yakuza [GALLI CHAMP]
5) Hijo de Rey Misterio, Rey Misterio Sr., Slayer vs Amenaza del Siglo, Coco Liso, Gringo Loco

Same venue as the GALLI show two weekends ago, 780 North Ave, Glendale Heights, Il, 60139. Doors open at 5, show starts at 6. Tickets are $10 for General Admission for kids, $20 adults for General Admission, and $25 for ring side.

GALLI (SAT) 03/22 Cicero Stadium, Cicero, IL [CPW]
1) Galactico vs Centella de Oro
2) El Tigre & Silueta Dorada vs Pentagon del Infierno & Resistencia
3) Discovery & Slayer vs Demencia & Guerrilero
4) Gringo Loco, La Nazi, Yakuza vs Blade, Charly Manson Jr., Medussa
5) Arkangel de la Muerte & Violencia vs Pantera & Ultraman

It looks like GALLI’s co-promoting this with someone, but I can’t decipher their logo/acronym.

“Cicero Stadium” is definitely the setup to jokes I’m afraid to make. It’s located at 1909 S. Laramie Cicero, IL, 60804. Star ttime is listed at 7pm, tickets are $15 general, $25 for VIP.

Not sure which Ultraman that may be. Of all the women from CMLL, those two seem the most improbable. THIS is a show I’d go to Cicero for.

I’m going to Sunday’s show, and may make one of the Cicero’s show.

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03/14: Mexico, Marco, Ultimo, Evans, lineups

CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 03/14 Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Metálico vs Pólvora & Vaquero
2) Flash, Máscara Púrpura, Stuka Jr. vs Loco Max, Nitro, Skandalo
3) Dark Angel, Goddess, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
4) Alex Koslov, Blue Panther, Negro Casas vs Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Villano V
5) Héctor Garza, Marco Corelone, Místico vs Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mephisto

Ovaciones notes this is a main event to build to next week’s show and nothing else. Notimex says the same thing. I think many will end up agreeing and this one’s going to struggle to draw. In ESTO, Hector is surprised he’s teaming so well with Mistico.

(Reforma via Jazzo) Marco talks about the disbanding of the High Society. With Rey a rudo and Shocker MIA, it’s officially gone, and Marco thinks it never worked because the two foreigners worked together and Rey & Shocker teamed up some, but they didn’t come together as a unit. I’m still championing a new High Society of Marco, Alex and Valiente.

Meanwhile, Ultimo Guerrero is not happy with the former Pandilla using “Guerreros del Desierto or Guerrero Tuareg” as a name. Neither am I, since I could swear they were calling themselves Rebeldes Tuareg and everyone forgot. Ultimo is looking for more support from CMLL: he wants to talk to people in charge about getting Toscano back in the fold, giving Olimpico & Sangre something to do, and finding out why he and Atlantis aren’t getting their rematch. UG figures CMLL will be holding a decision match for the CMLL Trios titles soon too, and wants the Guerreros in on that.

ESTO’s article on the Lucha Libre Expo mentions NWA Mexico as one of the participating promotions. So at some point, they will be promoting something. The “Expo” wrestler is a 10 year IWRG veteran getting (yet another) new gimmick. The expo has a website @ http://www.remexexpos.com/lucha/.

Ovaciones says Hijo del Santo was honored by the Huixquilucan, Mexico State govenrment for 25 years of lucha libre.

Jack Evans was on Figure Four Daily earlier this week, and talked a bit about AAA
– He starts on April 5 (“thru something”), and he believes he’s wrestling in Mexico City
– Jack being announced and replaced on Verano de Escandalo was his fault; he got bookings for ROH and AAA on the same day, and neglected to tell either side. AAA and ROH talked it out themselves and there’s no problem there.
– he’s super excited to wrestle in Mexico, because he thinks he might learn the style Skayde and Pentagon Black use. From AAA.

Slightly odd teams, but okay.

Argentina’s Pagina 12 writes about the life of Italian Jose Ricardo Gattone, who wrestled in Argentina as Gran Gattoni and then traveled to the US to wrestle in the AWA as Baron Gattoni. A book was recently released about him in Argentina.

indy (SUN) 03/16 Bandolero Discoteque, El Paso, TX [albert cerda]
1) Huracan Ramirez Jr., Serpiente Blanca, Serpiente Blanca Jr. vs Los Payasos Triple AAA & Rocky Star
2) Hijo del Marquez vs Cinta de Oro
3) Octagoncito, Punisher, Yury Star vs Black Fish, La Sirenita, Pierrothito

CMLL (SUN) 03/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Quazar vs Azazel
2) Golden vs Milenio
3) Idolo & Oro II vs Fraile de la Muerte & Guero Loco
4) Metal Blanco, Metatron, Virgo vs Depredador, Exterminador, Vaquero
5) Flash, Metalik, Stuka Jr. vs Infierno, Satánico, Shigeo Okumura
6) Blue Panther & LA Park vs Terrible & Texano Jr.

This is Vaquero’s debut in GDL, I think. I wonder if there’s something coming up with him, because it’s unusual for him to wrestle outside of DF.

CMLL (MON) 03/17 Arena Puebla
1) Toro Bill & Toro Bill Jr. vs Mr. Rafaga & Zigma
2) Coco Rojo, Coco Verde, Cocolores vs Espiritu Maligno, Furia Chicana, Policeman
3) Fantasy, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito vs Pequeño Black Warrior, Pequeño Damian 666, Pierrothito
4) Heavy Metal, Último Dragón, Volador Jr. vs Misterioso II, Olímpico, Sangre Azteca
5) Héctor Garza, Marco Corelone, Shocker vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Texano Jr.

CMLL (TUE) 03/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Valentin Mayo
2) Carlo Roggi vs Ebola
3) Virgo vs Vaquero
4) Magnum vs Exterminador
5) Lider vs Destroyer
6) Flash, Gallo, Stuka Jr. vs Malefico, Satánico, Shigeo Okumura
7) Averno vs Negro Casas [NWA MIDDLE]

This date is listed wrong on the website. Don’t lose another title, Averno!

FCW (SAT) 03/29 Shrine Auditorium [FCWLive]
1) Acero Dorado, Joey Ryan, Shamu Jr. vs Lil Cholo, Phoenix Star, Zokre
2) Hijo de Rey Misterio & Máximo vs Black Metal & Cyanide
3) Espectro Jr. & Medico Asessino Jr. vs Enigma de Oro & Kayam
4) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V vs Aaron Aguilera, Olímpico, Piloto Suicida (California)
5) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Rey Misterio Sr., Shocker vs Averno, Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Terrible

odds of everyone appearing would seem to be low. Good luck anyway.

CMLL (WED) 04/09 Plaza de Toros Monumental El Paseo [El Sol de San Luis]
1) Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Volador Jr. vs Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Terrible
2) Blue Panther, Místico, Negro Casas vs ?, ??, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Wagner (SUN) 04/13 Palacio del Deportes, Tabasco [el heraldo de tabasco]
1) Atlantis, Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza, Último Vampiro

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AAA #822 (03/01)

taped 02/01, aired in the US 03/01

I was let down a little by the NOAH match. I really wanted to see more of Chessman vs Morishima and they even teased that, then didn’t do much with it besides the clotheslines bits. The match was okay, maybe good, but it could’ve used less Kenzo and a non dumb finish. Why do they always wait till the last minute to do the turn they’ve planned all along?

in completely random compliments: Jesse has some promise. He’s a few years away from meaning anything but this is a perfect role for him to get some experience.

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Rey de Reyes preview

triplea.com.mx

Hey, remember how all 4 major AAA shows were supposed to be on PPV in the US this year? Not quite happening with this one. I don’t know that there’s a match here great enough to make want to pay for this show, but I am interested on how the tournament works out.

1) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown vs Cuervo, Ozz, Scoria

SQUASH. They’re going to be one taping short of 100, so maybe they face the Hell Brothers on the next show? Or maybe the clowns can make a friend and go for the Atomicos titles.

2) Chessman vs Teddy Hart, Halloween, Extreme Tiger, Juventud Guerrera, Joe Lider [ladder]

They’ll be hanging 250,000 Mexican Pesos ($23,000 US) in a bag and the winner has to climb and get it. Hopefully Chessman is okay with winning this time. Figure on Chessman and Halloween taking each other out. If this is supposed to lead anywhere, it’d make most sense to set up a tag team challenge, and not one with a guy who’s only in for major shows. I guess Exteme Tiger takes this to restart the tag feud.

3) El Elegido vs Mr. Niebla, Mascara Divina, Zumbido [Rey de Reyes, sf]

Divina is happy to be here. Elegido and Zumbido wouldn’t be bad choices if they were doing anything more than group filler. It’s gotta be Niebla.

4) Alan Stone vs Decnnis, Head Hunter I, Pirata Morgan [Rey de Reyes, sf]

I was amused by superluchas giving Head Hunter 1 a 1 in 10 shot. That may be high. I still think it would’ve been more fun to sneak a Jr. Pirata here, but as long as Pirata Morgan is here he has a shot to sneak in the final. I think they should and will put Alan feud, but there’s no real storyline reason he needs to be there more than Pirata or Decnnis.

5) Abismo Negro vs Super Porky vs Psicosis II vs Aerostar [Rey de Reyes, sf]

I wonder if someone realized they had three tecnicos and Abismo on his way to being one, and Abismo was swapped out. Or maybe ESTO’s tables were just hard to read and I goofed up.

Abismo gets to goof around against Super Porky one last time before becoming a tecnico (and goofing around WITH Super Porky.) He’s the only one with Rey de Reyes experience, due to smaller fields with lots of outside talent and plenty of turnover since they last ran this format in 2002.

6) Zorro vs Scorpio Jr., Billy Boy, Super Fly [Rey de Reyes, sf]

Zorro would look quite dumb if he didn’t at least make the finals. This seems like the best match of the four.

7) ?, Alebrije, Charly Manson, Laredo Kid vs Electroshock, Kenzo Suzuki, Ron Killings, Scott Steiner

Just like with the last taping, I think La Parka Jr. was expected to be back by now and his continued injury problems caused the mystery spot, instead of AAA planning this all along. It’s possible Parka wrestles here anyway, though it’d be dumb. There’s no strong rumors of a jump this time around, which is okay since they rarely seem to happen. It could be Octagon, who was in Alebrije’s spot but now is MIA, but I think they’d just announce him. Gronda would be the most likely in-house candidate, but I’m betting on an indy name coming in for one night.

Laredo Kid should get his injury revenge on Ron Killings here, but I’m not too certain about it. Charly/Electro stuff should be interesting.

8) Group A winner vs Group B winner, Group C winner, Group D winner [Rey de Reyes, final]

AAA should be setting up it’s next major title challenger here. Won’t be Alan, won’t be Niebla. It’s definitely possible Abismo does the swerve rudo turn, but the easiest path is Zorro winning. They’ve given him enough wins in the leadup stretch to make believe AAA may actually do it this time.

9) Cibernetico vs Mesias [AAA HEAVY]

If Cibernetico were to get a full measure of revenge, he’d not only win the title, but he’d light Mesias on fire (again) and Mesias would be gone for a while, but can he actually leave just after returning? I think Mesias’ is definitely toast here.

TV: All the non-Rey de Reyes matches for the first week, and then all the Rey de Reyes plus a repeat of the title match for the second week.

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