Averno retains over Charly, La Fiera, Aaron Grundy, Mistico/Volador, lineups

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CMLL (SUN) 09/12 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, Cesar]
1) Camorra, Cholo, SementalBengala, Robin, Trueno
2) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa SujeiDalys la Caribeña, Estrella Mágica, Star Fire
3) Fabián el Gitano, Fuego, SagradoPólvora, Virus, Yoshihashi
4) Místico, Strong Man, Valiente DQ Terrible, Texano Jr., Volador Jr.
5) Averno DQ Charly Manson [NWA MIDDLE]

CMLL’s now calling this “the NWA World [Historic] Championship”. PICK A NAME AND STICK TO IT. Volador was Averno’s second and kind of screwing around throughout. Charly did not have a second, but Tirantes was ref. Averno took the first, Mistico took the second. In the third, Charly accidentally kicked Tirantes. Tirantes is loyal to the Invasors until he gets hit, because he’s actual loyal to himself first. Manson got DQed and this hasn’t solved anything.

Shocker was MIA, so Valiente moved up and Fabian el Gitano took his place. The match had no chance of a clean finish with Volador/Mistico; Volador went for Mistico’s mask, Mistico blocked, Volador fouled him instead.

Sujei replaced Yeska. Match was still poor.

Two passings in the last day. La Fiera passed away Saturday. Fiera was a significant part of CMLL from the early 80s to the mid 90s, with a lot of big hair match wins and losses and a great reputation as a wrestler in his young days. Fiera first vanished in the late 90s (jailed for drug dealing), returned, then left for good in 2000s, resurfacing every few years in AAA (and looking progressively in worse shape.)

I don’t have any record of him wrestling since 2007, and any mention of him in the last few years was about him either being in a bad way, or his death being falsely reported. The most recent interview I can find with Fiera is one from Dos de Tres, talking about a previous report of his passing. I was half expecting to hear this one was somehow false too, but it appears he didn’t cheat death this time. Wrestling Observer reports Fiera was stabbed five times Saturday and died later in the hospital.

Remembrances: SuperLuchas, Estrellas del Ring, DJ Spectro, Dos de Tres. CMLL held a moment of applause for him during their show.

Mike Shaw, who wrestled in CMLL as Aaron Grundy, also passed away this weekend. Canoe has a great bio of his career.

Mistico sets up next Friday’s match with Volador by ripping him for several paragraphs. Mistico says Volador talked trash about Brazo de Plata and Rayo de Jalisco, so Mistico is going to shut his mouth next week. Mistico says he created the Super Sky Team and made Volador famous and, as soon as Mistico stops talking about Volador, he’ll disappear from lucha libre. This time around, Mistico suggests Mascara Dorada, La Mascara and Valiente as Super Sky Team candidates.

Peste Negra is livid with Tirantes refereeing, with Bucanero saying he’s always respected the referees, but he may disrespect this particular one and take whatever punishment the commission deals out.

As part of CMLL’s celebration on 09/17, they’re bringing back a lot of wrestlers from the 70s and 90s.

AAA explains the Extreme Tiger/Relampago teamup as “Joaquin Roldan says all of AAA needs to work together, starting with the feuding guys.” This is why Dorian & Konnan are winning.

The Gladiatores has an interview with Decnnis.

Los Perros del Mal joined the walk of fame.

DJ Spectro writes about Monje Loco beating Espectro Jr. II for the NWA Middleweight Championshp. That is a copy of the belt that Espectro Jr. has had for many years. Not sure where it came from, but it has nothing to do with Demon or CMLL. DJ Spectro also looks back at Black Shadow Jr. winning 11 masks in a year and El Rebelde vs Ciclon Rojo for the masks in 1959.

Cesar has his look at this week’s lineups, picks his current leaders for wrestler of the year, and comments on Olimpico’s new look.

SuperLuchas #381 goes with Volador vs Mistico.

Luchas 2000 #538 has Dorada, Volador, Mistico and Electro.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 09/16 Arena Naucalpan
1) Super Halcon Jr. vs Mixteco Jr.
2) Brazo Metalico & Dinamic Black vs Imposible & Nemesis
3) Eragon, Freelance, Hijo del Pantera vs Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro, Magia Negra
4) Dr. Cerebro vs Decnnis [IWRG IC WELTER]
5) Cibernético, Espíritu, Gato Eveready, Silver King, Último Gladiador vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Oficial 911, Pirata Morgan, Trauma I

IWRG’s contribution to the 09/16 war – IWRG’s running it’s normal show, but we’ve got CMLL in AULL’s home, the Perros del Mal surviving to run a show another day, and and the Morenos/Invasors running one of their own in Arena Azteca.

IWRG title makes more sense than WWF one. Decnnis really is getting elevated (in IWRG.)

Someone really loves these AAA vs IWRG 10 man ciberneticos.

CMLL (SUN) 09/19 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Principe vs Apocalipsis & Zayco
2) Metálico, Molotov, Tony Rivera vs Durango Kid, Escorpion, Inquisidor
3) Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Black Warrior, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
4) Delta, Diamante, Valiente vs Misterioso II, Pólvora, Sangre Azteca
5) Máximo, Strong Man, Toscano vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

Seems like a questionable card. Tony Rivera shouldn’t be here, and Delta & Diamante are higher than normal, though their partners are not. There didn’t seem to be any obvious match set up, though.

IWRG (SUN) 09/19 Arena Naucalpan
1) Máscara Magnífica vs Guerrero 2000
2) Brazo Metalico & Dinamic Black vs Epidemia & Nemesis
3) Black Terry, Eragon, Jack vs Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro, Magia Negra
4) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Mike Segura vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Escoria
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs La Parka Jr., Scorpio Jr., Tinieblas Jr.

There was a tease of Suicida joining the rudo side last week, this may be a bit of that. Will Parka, Scorpio, and Tinieblas be the team to finally stop the streak? (No.)

CMLL (SUN) 09/19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Relampago vs Quca
2) Black Metal & Idolo vs Drago & In Memoriam
3) Hierro & Virgo vs Ángel del Mal & Mr. Trueno
4) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Gallo vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
5) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada vs Jushin Liger, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.

About the usual here.

Mistico defeats Sombra, faces Volador next week, Invasors win, Ciber

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CMLL (FRI) 09/10 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, Cesar]
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Guerrero Maya Jr. b Durango Kid & Puma King
2) Cancerbero, Demus 3:16, Raziel b Diamante, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
3) Blue Panther & Máscara Dorada b Hijo del Fantasma & Stuka Jr. [Copa Bicentenario, eightfinal]
4) La Sombra & Místico b Sagrado & Toscano [Copa Bicentenario, eightfinal]
5) Brazo de Plata & Máximo b Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & Valiente [Copa Bicentenario, eightfinal]
6) La Máscara & Shocker b Rush & Strong Man [Copa Bicentenario, eightfinal]
7) La Sombra & Místico b Blue Panther & Máscara Dorada [Copa Bicentenario, quarterfinal]
8) La Máscara & Shocker b Brazo de Plata & Máximo [Copa Bicentenario, quarterfinal]
9) La Sombra & Místico b La Máscara & Shocker [Copa Bicentenario, semifinal]
10) Místico b La Sombra [Copa Bicentenario tecnicos, final]
11) Charly Manson, Olímpico, Psicosis b Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

Straight fall win for the Invasors. First fall was a DQ on Rey for shoving Tirantes (though it appears Bucanero just pointed at Tirantes and Tirantes fell down, then got back up to call the DQ.) Charly snuck a foul on Negro for the sweep.

The first match of the tournament was said to be really strong. The Porky/Maximo vs Rayo/Valietne match was said to be really poor. Rayo had red/white/green accents to his mask instead of his usual white. Stuka broke out a new black/white outfit for his loss, and Mistico & Sombra had fused outfits. Crowd was really behind Shocker in the tag final, but Mistico & Sombra beat La Mascara & Shocker with their own finishes. Sombra/Mistico was said to be good, with Mistico escaping La Mistica and applying it on Sombra for the win. Volador was at the announce desk, and he and Mistico had words to set up next week’s match.

Both Durango and Pegasso needed help after their matches.

La Parka says Cibernetico isn’t returning his phone calls since Parka accidentally him last week. Seems like they’re setting up a breaking point with Cibernetico on next week’s taping. In related news, AAA has a brief history of Cibernetico which tends to focus on the groups he’ s been part of.

Luchas2000 has Decnnis and Dr. Cerebro hyping a WWF Welterweight championship match for next Thursday. This is the random title Hijo del Diablo showed up with. There’s also a listing of where CMLL’s rolling museum will be appearing over the next couple months.

Canek wants to come back to Arena Mexico. “My performance has not decreased, and I am in a very good stage despite the injuries.” Hmmm. They haven’t given him any dates. Canek assures the writer that he’s working constantly in the north of the country, off TV, but he just thinks he’d fit in well with the Invasors.

AAA will have a press conference/concert to kick off Heroes del Ring on 10/07. It’s going to be a month away tomorrow, might actually want to go preorder it.

For what it’s worth, they were calling Averno’s belt the “NWA Historic” championship. CMLL’s going from using the NWA belt but not the name to using the name but not the belt, and I’m not sure why one is better than the other. Show also featuring Volador explaining how he could beat all 16 guys in the tecnico tournament, and Negro Casas wearing a blank belt while declaring himself #1 contender to Dorada’s title and then taking a phone call from Felipe Calderon.

In actual news: There was a tease of a Invasors/Pesta Negra hair match with all six hairs on the line in a trios match. Olimpico did his first post mask loss interview on this show and came across strong (though I’m not sure what to make of the teased feud with Psicosis since they teamed last night.) There was some hype for a CMLL show at Arena Lopez Mateos…on 09/16, running against the Perros and Invsaors shows. No full lineup, but Mistico & Sombra were names mentioned. Tiffany (using that spelling) was interviewed in the park about her upcoming debut.

Quick links

Dorian Roldan is complaining me at Twitter for something (the size of Arena Naucalpan?) but I’ve legit been too busy to figure it out yet. I’m sure I’m wrong and he’s right.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 09/17 Arena Mexico
1) Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
2) Ayumi, Dark Angel, Marcela vs Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca
3) Virus vs Demus 3:16 [lightning]
4) Brazo de Plata, Shocker, Strong Man vs Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Charly Manson, Olímpico, Psicosis
6) Místico vs Volador Jr. [Copa Bicentenario]

No hair match, though they continue that feud. Ras de Lona had Felino in Mr. Niebla’s spot. Bet they just didn’t figure he’d show up this week.

Battle of the super minis!

Much better match for Ayumi on this show. Dark Angel/Amapola again.

09/19 AAA TV Lineup (Ecatepec)

AAA TV (SUN) 09/19 Centro Civico de Ecatepec
1) Cinthia Moreno & Esther Moreno vs Jennifer Blake & Sexy Star
2) Crazy Boy, El Brazo, Gato Eveready vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, Tigre Cota
3) Aerostar & Laredo Kid vs Alan Stone & Chris Stone
4) Silver Kain & Último Gladiador vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario [AAA TAG]
5) El Mesías, Heavy Metal, Octagón vs Electroshock, Hernandez, Zorro
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans vs Damián 666, Halloween, LA Park

2010 AAA TV Lineup
Projected Air Date (#956)
Mexico: 09/26
US:  10/09

Lineup from Luchas2000. Six matches? Huh.

Esther’s been occasionally appearing on spot shows since her return last August (the Fabi/Aero/Sexi/Billy cage match, where Fabi got beat up after and Esther made the save and it never went anywhere.) Typically, when Esther is around, so is Groon XXX, but there’s been no mention of him for a long time.

Brzo vs the Militia. If that match airs, it seems like the first TV match for Crazy and Gato in a while.

Third match could be really good.

I keep thinking 187 are actually the tag team champions, so I’m glad they’re getting the tag title shot. Maybe I’ll figure it out one way or another. Worth noting that Electroshock’s whole team is listed as The Society; that seems to tip that the Maniacos are joining the super rudo faction and might get a little extra help in their title match.

Wagner, in a match. Hooray. Assuming they’re running a title match on Heroes Inmortales IV, they probably should be setting it up here – maybe Wagner vs Park.

IWRG, Masked Warrriors, GDL, Bicentenario, Mistico, Olimpico

IWRG (THU) 09/09 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), @gladiatores, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Alan Extreme b Super Halcon Jr.
2) Brazo Metalico & Dinamic Black b Carta Brava & Comando Negro
3) Chico Che, Eragon, Freelance DQ Avisman, Bombero Infernal, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, Oficial Marshal DQ Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
5) Decnnis, El Mesías, Último Gladiador b Dr. Cerebro, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan

Edit/Rewrite:

Pirata got caught pinning Mesias with his feet on the ropes, but Mesias got away with it for the win.

DQ in the semimain was for Hijo de Cien hitting 911 with a chair. Bloody match.

Chico Che replaced Hijo de Pantera. His team won in straight falls. DQ was for Bombero punching Chico Che with a chain.

MW (THU) 09/09 Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, Texas [@jeremysirio]
1) Chi Chi & Rosetta Park b Azteko & Mini Park
2) Súper Nova b Magno
3) Charly Malice b Oriental
4) Pequeño Halloween & Torerito b Mascarita Dorada & Octagoncito
5) Marco Corleone b Lizmark Jr.
6) Blue Demon Jr. b RJ Brewer

Stadium was 2/3rds filled. IIRC, this was the cheapest prices for a Lucha Libre USA show so far, with lots of $10/$5 tickets and the highest being $30 (where it’s been more like $60/30/20 elsewhere.)

Azteko and Mini Park held a Dance Off between the third and fourth match with people from the crowd. Last weekend, Rocky Romero was said to have done a bit of dancing during PWG’s Battle of LA tournament, and I suspect his mind gets possessed by the spirit of Azteko now and then.

Rudos pulled Dorada’s mask to get the upset win. If this happens to be the last show, I’d be thrilled that Pequeno Halloween went out a winner.

Jeremy says they announced the fifth match as the finals of a tournament, so I think they wrapped up the heavyweight title brackets off TV and Marco’s the champ, but we’ll see if they ignore this later. Super Nova and Sydistiko (??) were the seconds, Marco took the first, Lizmark took the second with some help, and the help backfired to allow Marco to win the third.

Blue Demon Jr. had the owners of the stadium in his corner for the main event.

CMLL FRAM (THU) 09/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Luna Mágica, Marcela
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Bam Bam, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
3) Hooligan, Loco Max, Skándalo b Ángel Azteca, Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente b Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Místico b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

The FRAM sponsors shows come to Guadalajara! Or they’ve been there for a while and this one just got a report. Valets were showing off the latest in FRAM autoparts. VIPs got to watch the show with Sombra, La Mascara, Maximo, Valiente and Dragon Rojo, and also got free food. Good times.

Mascara Dorada got Negro Casas again with the casita to take the match.

Shockercito was a replacement for Mascarita Dorada, who was busy with that Masked Warrior show. Demus was with the minis because this lineup was done in advance of him winning the tournament. It might likely be his last minis match, so he killed Bam Bam for old time’s sake. CMLL.com posted an update today saying Demus has “declared war on” Sombra, Shocker, Mistico and STRONG MAN. Demus is a hero. I think, retroactively, we have to declare Pequeno Halloween and Pequeno Damian 666 the greatest tag team ever.

Generic preview of today’s shows. Generic SuperLuchas post of not manning up and making a pick. (C’mon, Alex, don’t pick two.) Generic poll for today’s show.

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My pick is Sombra. Why not. It can’t be more off than Averno taking Mr. Niebla’s mask. Today, CMLL.com says Volador has only faced Sombra & Mistico in singles matches, and never any of the other 14 guys.  This is not exactly accurate, because he just faced Valiente & La Mascara in the Universal tournament, but perhaps they mean a three fall match.

Otherwise occupied tonight, or I might have run a chat; I’m very interesting in how this match is going to go. Might do one next week if it is the hair match and final, and probably will hold one on 10/01 since both promotions are running.

Fuego en el Ring talks to Olimpico, who is sad and nostalgic but content his mask went out fighting. Olimpico says Exodia has undergone four surgeries to repair a knee cap and it sounds like there’s nothing more they can do to repair it.

On Sunday in Guadalajara, after Mistico and Volador had their match, Mistico yelled at the fans for booing him. Both Mistico ripping the fans and Mistico getting booed in the first place are not big surprises, but I didn’t see this reported elsewhere.

Juvi, Damian, Halloween and Bestia 666 are headed to Italy for a show on 10/09. Looks like Angelico, who left Mexico a while back, is on that show too.

NJPW is running a Super J Tag League in November, a league format of junior tag teams. Mascara Dorada & Valiente were part of the single elimination version earlier this year and it’d make sense for a CMLL team to be included again, except the league is only 4-6 teams and that might not be enough for a CMLL team to make the cut. Worth watching to see if anyone (Sombra?) drops a mention of heading to Japan soon.

Mini Histeria is working hard in the gym to be ready for his title match.

Ephesto talks about surviving the cage match, and possibly having a title match soon with Gallo. Oddly, Ephesto, world champion of light heavyweights, wants a shot at being the Guadalajara champion of light heavyweights. Though I bet that gives away which way this is going.

IWL has added Damian 666 v Villano III to it’s next show, which should be a world title tournament match.

Heroes del Ring bios: Joe Lider (“the Monster Washing Machine” – wha?) and Kenzo Suzuki.

R de Rudo has video of Blue Demon Jr. vs Generico, though that match of epic proportions is shown at an odd proportion.

Stan the Embryo has the latest Slammin’ Stan.

Lineups

LOdLL (THU) 09/16 Arena Azteca Budokan
1) Concord & Rey Cronos vs Rey Neza & Skoolman
2) Histeria II, Mini Alebrije, Rossy Moreno vs Mini Oriental, Pequeno Angel, Tiffany
3) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Canek Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Ultramán Jr., Hijo de LA Park, El Hijo de Aníbal, Kung Fu Jr., Fishman Jr. [Copa Jr. 200th Nueva Leyendas]
4) Marco Corleone vs Lizmark Jr., Juventud Guerrera, Oriental, Charly Manson, Zumbido [cage, hair]

This show runs in opposition to the Perros show, and includes a guy whow as on the original lineup for that show (Marco) and plenty of guys who used to be on those shows. I’m thinking Charly isn’t losing his hair on Thursday. The semimain pushes the meaning of the words “Nueva” & “Leyendas”.

JUBA (SUN) 10/03 Aragon Music Hall
1) El Hijo Del Santo & Laredo Kid vs ? & Sangre Chicana Jr.

Odd for Laredo to be working an indy show with Santo.

Charly Manson, LLUSA, Perros, DTU

Charly Manson told SuperLuchas “Charly Manson, Mr. Aguila, and Hector Garza will face Rey Bucanero, Felino, Negro Casas in a hair match on 09/17“. That’s a lot more interesting match with Garza in it, though Pesta Negra still ought to win. In the interview, Charly points out he and Bucanero are about the same age, started about the same time, and were trained by the same people (Charly says Pirata Morgan, but Hombra Bala as well), so it’s actually a natural rivalry. SuperLuchas has a video interview with Pesta Negra, hyping up the match.

Charly’s interview also has info about Lucha Libre USA – Charly says he’s under a three year contract, signed back in March, but would like to renegoitation the contract to make CMLL the priority.  He was told they stopped filming shows because they were having problems with the cameras and the audios which was delaying tapings (???), but that they plan to start shooting TV in Albuquerque in about a month (!?!?!?), which would be the studio show we’ve heard mentioned. Today is the last currently scheduled Lucha Libre USA show – in Corpus Christi, TX – and maybe they’ll have more info after that.

I guess the Perros del Mal column is rotating thru different people. This week, Damian 666 complains about DF commission not giving them the right to do whatever hardcore bit they’d like, and calls CMLL’s Anniversary main event unsurprising. In case you might have forgotten, Perros del Mal is the promotion where every main event ends in a screwjob and aren’t exactly known for delivering surprising finishes. The shows can be entertaining, but I can’t think of a meaningful main event they’ve run in two years; the only reason they skate is because they run so few shows (and the message board types & the magazines cut them a metric ton of slack.)

Though it was set up on Sunday, CMLL’s waited until last night to announce the Averno vs Charly Manson title match for this Sunday. It’s listed as “Campeonato Mundial Historico NWA de Peso Medio.” That can’t be right; if they could have used the NWA name, why do this whole dance? It’s been a pretty lame dance. Like the sprinkler. Assuming you can trust Charly to have a singles title (and only lose it once), I think he might actually win this to build him up. I put no title change out of reach at the moment.

CMLL’s kept the card at five matches. However, instead of pulling the women’s match, they’ve removed the minis match. So, welcome back Star Fire and Estrella Magica? (I think I may recap Fox next week.)

GranTourismo writes about visiting Arena Mexico as a tourist.

Actual quotes from the Hereos del Ring Elegido bio

“Repent, wicked ones, the king El Elegido is near!”, these were some of last words spoken by AAA founder Antonio Pena before he passed to the great lucha  match in the sky. At first, the arrival of El Elegido did cause a something of a frenzy; but it was mostly among the female fans who were enamored with his impressive physical attributes. Before long, discussions of his good looks gave way to observations about his fine abilities in the ring. Soon Pena´s suspicions were confirmed, as El Elegido became the symbol of quality Mexican Lucha Libre.

It’s a good thing this is a blog, because I can laugh for five minutes and then continue typing like nothing’s gone wrong. On the other hand, if this was a podcast, I could do a dramatic reading of this passage. Anyway, they also have a Zorro bio.

AAA’s site notes Extreme Tiger & Relampago teaming up has some interest. Also, they wonder if anyone will just get suspended 90 days to help out the Legion or AAA in the main event. Black Abyss and the Psycho Circus really have nothing to lose.

The Gladiatores writes about Mini Olimpico working on the rudo side on Monday; he seemed to be feuding with Electrico and it may have been a permanent switch. Hopefully Ras de Lona will explain this. Given Pequeno Olimpico’s age (44), there may be a plan for how he’s going to end his career going to wrap up.

Mascara Dorada, four belt champion. Who was his second, who also was wearing a Dorada mask?

SuperLuchas has a post saying the Guadalajara Demon/Santo show was canceled because the luchadors were pulled off the show. That doesn’t really make any sense, because all of those guys were indy guys, and it’s not like there was another big indy show elsewhere they worked instead. Maybe it’s what they told people.

Cesar notes Tiffany debuting on Tuesday and wonders how she’ll be used.

FMLL is bringing in Latin Lover, LA Park and Dr. Wagner Jr. to Pico Rivera on 09/25.

Random luchador interviews, in bullet points

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Fabuloso Blondie.

Ras de Lona has hype for the anniversary show.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineup

DTU (SUN) 09/26 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Ludark Shaiten vs Flamita, Muerte Bucanera, Sexy Lady, Tacuba
2) Zumbi vs Hormiga, Tribal
3) Daga vs Eterno
4) Sexy Star & Tony Rivera vs Chica Tormenta & Tigre Cota
5) Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Mari Apache vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
6) Paranoko vs Aero Boy, Violento Jack, Dance Boy [fans bring the weapons]
7) Silver King vs Crazy Boy

Poster here. Fifth match is my pick for match of the year. Doesn’t matter that it hasn’t happened yet.

I think Tony Rivera is here as a completely random indy person. I have no idea what AAA would do with him.

Silver King is listed here as “M.A.L.O.”, just like the guys on the next DTU show. Is this a DTU thing? Is this an AAA thing they’ve done on TV but have forgotten to mention elsewhere, again?

09/11-12 Lucha Times

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AAA-US: Verano remainder bin. Relevos AAA, Jack/187 vs Legion/Nosawa, and Perro Aguayo Jr.’s in ring return.

52MX: La Militia (CMLL) & Puma King vs Guerrero Maya, Tigre Blanco and Molotov, which is alone enough to sell me. Main event adds Lyger/ReyBuc/UG vs Valiente/Rush/Toscano. Close.

LATV: if they air a new episodes, this taping week had everything air but the opener. So surely Molotov/Sensei vs Disturbio/Durango (a double Molotov week?!?) and probably a repeat of the minis trios. By the way, I figured out the accidental break during this past week’s show did not overlap between airings, so I might be able to frankenstein together complete versions of both matches. If I can find the time. Edit: so they didn’t air the tercera (I thought they did) so that’ll definitely air. Maybe with a rerun, hopefully without.

GDL: last week’s show still isn’t up on the internet, so who knows. This is supposed to be the Lyger/Mistico week. Guess we’ll see! Edit: that aired, so instead of seeing Lyger vs Mistico, the main event is Atlantis & Mr. Niebla vs Rotoporky & Maximo. I hate you, Teleformula.

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CMLL-MEX: Back to Saturday, back to recent footage. Tecnico Bicentenario tournament + Pesta Negra vs Invaders + time for more?

AAA-MEX: Mari vs Sexi for the women’s title, Metal/187 vs FdT/Electro in a street fight, and Ciber/Mesias/Parka vs Hernandez/Perro/Zorro.

CMLL-FOX: Yoshihashi/Cancerbros vs Fabian/AirForce + Invaders vs Hijos de Averno (Olimpico’s first unmasked match.)

C3: Dorada/Negro + rudo Bicentenario tournament

Puebla: they skipped ahead a week; Sombra/Volador is on YouTube already. That brings them back up to a same week turaround, so this show builds up the Dorada/Mistico tag title challenge.

ACM: dunno.

Perros: All that’s left from the expo: the opener + Angel/Hijo de Misterio/Hijo de Park vs Bestia/Warrior/TJP. That’s actually an interesting show.

IWRG-TVC Deportes: They’re back! Sunday, 10pm to midnight. No idea what.

CMLL-TFN: skipping the anniversary show week and evading the Gran Alternativa, that leaves Avernos vs Maximo/Toscano/Volador and Ultimo Guerrero vs Jushin Lyger for the Heavyweight Championship.

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AAA-PERU: A triple header of storylines that went nowhere: Ishimori & Morishima challenges 187 for the tag team titles, Cibernetico & the Clowns wrestle in an atomicos, and Pimpinela teams up with the WagnerManiacos. I guess that tag title change did start the Nicho/Lider tecnico turn, but the wrong team came back to drop the belts, CiberClowns are in the same place four months later, and I’ve forgotten they forget the whole Pimpi deal.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX #250 (09/04/2010)

Tirantes isn't THAT helpful here

Arena Coliseo, 08/29/2010

Delta, Fuego, Metro vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Pólvora: A better Delta match than the Guadalajara one! That’s not saying much, and this wasn’t much itself. Your usual OK B-show match.

Averno, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Charly Manson, Olímpico, Psicosis: This went even less – not much time for the show when they’re building up a cage match which happened the day prior – but it was good for while it lasted and Olimpico seemed as motivated as his partners. They probably should’ve set up more with Averno & Charly before deciding that was the big finale we were all waiting for, but the rest of this feud should be fun.

Volador wins Copa Bicentenario, Dorada picks up title 4, Demon, IWL

CMLL (TUE) 09/07 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, Cesar]
1) Rayo Tapatío II & Robin b Disturbio & Zayco
2) Goya Kong, Luna Mágica, Marcela b Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Seuxis
3) Averno & Mephisto b Dragón Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca [Copa Bicentenario Rudos, eigthfinal]
4) Atlantis & Último Guerrero b Héctor Garza & Mr. Águila [Copa Bicentenario Rudos, eigthfinal]
5) Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. b Jushin Lyger & Shigeo Okumura [Copa Bicentenario Rudos, eigthfinal]
6) Terrible & Texano b Felino & Rey Bucanero [Copa Bicentenario Rudos, eigthfinal]
7) Averno & Mephisto b Atlantis & Último Guerrero [Copa Bicentenario Rudos, quarterfinal]
8) Terrible & Texano b Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. [Copa Bicentenario Rudos, quarterfinal]
9) Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. b Averno & Mephisto [Copa Bicentenario Rudos, semifinal]
10) Volador Jr. b Mr. Niebla [Copa Bicentenario Rudos, final]
11) Máscara Dorada b Negro Casas [CMLL WELTER]

new (quatro) champion/@cmllmagazine

Mascara Dorada won the final two falls for the surprise title change; this felt like a status quo title match and just a continuation of the off & on Tuesday feud between the two. (Mascara Dorada lost a previous challenge back in December.) Dorada is now a four belt champion: CMLL World Trios Champion, Mexico National Trios Champion, CMLL Super Light Champion, and CMLL Welterweight Champion (which are adjacent championships, so it actually makes sense.)

Mistico was a five belt champion. This is arguable more impressive because Mistico won both WWA & IWRG titles and never actually did anything with them (and didn’t defend the Mexican Light Heavyweight Championship much.) Dorada’s defended (or won) all four of his titles in the last three months. If this wasn’t already Sombra’s year, it might be Dorada’s.

The final format for the Bicentnario tournament are two sets of eight team tag team tournaments, with the winning tag team facing off, and then the tecnico winner face the rudo winner. It’s not a tough concept, but CMLL didn’t really explain it well.

Usual battle royal to set up seeds. Interesting to see the current tag team champs not escape the opening round. Garza accidentally fouled Aguila to set up the finishes, so they were slightly protected. Otherwise, everything looks to have been a clean finish, which seems incredible for a tournament full of rudos. (Figure they’ll make up for it on Friday.) Loco Mr. Niebla beat Jushin Thunder Lyger with La Nieblina, which is the greatest thing ever (today.)

Volador was the tecnico-ish guy in the final. The teammates hugged before the fought, and Niebla attacked Volador via hug. Niebla tried three straight powerbombs, but Volador was able to get a ‘rana on the third for a near fall. Volador ended up winning with a “frontcracker’ followed by a backcracker.

your top rudo/@cmllmagazine

Now, Volador faces the winner of Friday’s tournament. One more look at those teams

  • Blue Panther & Máscara Dorada
  • Hijo del Fantasma & Stuka Jr.
  • La Sombra & Místico
  • Sagrado & Toscano
  • Brazo de Plata & Máximo
  • Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & Valiente
  • Rush & Strong Man
  • La Máscara & Shocker

Remember, if a team wins, they immediately face of in a singles match. If Mistico & Sombra win, like most figured when these teams were announced, that means Mistico vs Sombra for the first time ever, with little advance bill (I still don’t think this concept is over to the public) and with high stakes. Either man versus Volador is a huge match, and surely big enough to not do a hair match on the same show. In the big picture, if Friday’s tournament ends with Sombra defeating Mistico, fresh off winning his second significant mask of the year, then CMLL might have reached a point where Mistico is no longer the undisputed top guy on whatever side he’s on. He’d still be Mistico and still be a catalyst, but Sombra beating Mistico changes the natural order of things.

Also, how would this month look?

09/03: Sombra wins Olimpico’s mask
09/10: Sombra vs Mistico
09/17: Volador vs Sombra or Mistico
09/24: maybe Charly Manson vs Rey Bucanero in a hair match

Absurd. So they’ll probably have Mascara and Shocker go to the final. They really can’t do Sombra/Mistico like that. (Can they?)

I can’t believe I buried this all the way down here, but the real big news from this show Sexius might have gotten some actual gear. HOORAY.

Diario Basta has the poster for Heroes Inmortales IV, which hypes the Mesias vs Perro Aguayo Jr. show. It’s usually a show where every match has a stipulation, but that match does not appear to have one. There’s also an interview with Sexi Star, about how she got into lucha libre.

Despite ceasing publication, Dos de Tres’s facebook is still being merrily updated. Meanwhile, Dorian’s announced a new project named “Hurracarrana“. I think these news bits are related. There was a recent lucha magazine named Hurracarrana – I have a copy on my desk at home! – but I don’t think this is quite that.

CMLL (TUE) 09/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy b Metalik
2) Black Metal & El Divino b Ángel del Mal & In Memoriam
3) Hierro & Magnum b Drago & Ráfaga
4) Hijo del Fantasma & Rush b Ephesto & Vangelis
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Shocker b Charly Manson, Olímpico, Psicosis

Nothing really of note here.

Blue Demon Jr. says canceling the show in Guadalajara had nothing to do with CMLL’s show across town, and they won’t move to Sunday, because people are clearly going to come to see them. (Except they weren’t, and that’s why the show was moved to December.) Demon says he’s still working on those NWA tournaments. In the same interview, Santo says they can’t do Santo vs Demon in a mask match, because people would be too sad if someone lost.

Fuego en el Ring has a short profile with Escorpion, but doesn’t ask where he’s been since January. I’m going to guess he was in the Mojave deserts, studying scorpions to become a more effective one. Where ever Escorpion’s been, he’s got a hair cut.

Message board gossip: Diamante & Angel del Oro are dating daughters of Negro Casas. Diamante had been mentioned previously.

El Manana has an interview with Monterrey refreee La Maestra, who says her name came from her previous gig as a music teacher for children.

Arena Xalapa is holding a benefit show on 09/19 for local wrestler Crazy Man, who’s out six months with a leg injury.

Hereos del Ring: bio of Gran Apache.

Ohtani Jacket watches an AAA 1994 trios match, finds it forgettable. As someone who finds himself watching a lot of AAA I don’t actually like: don’t do that.

Lineup

CMLL (MON) 09/13 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Milenium, Stigma vs Ares, Espiritu Maligno, Karisma
2) Leono, Lestat, Tigre Blanco vs Bronco, Camorra, Hooligan
3) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Pólvora
4) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Sagrado vs Averno, Jushin Lyger, Mephisto
5) Máscara Dorada & Místico vs Héctor Garza & Mr. Águila [CMLL TAG]

Can Dorada get up to five? I put nothing past him. This is an interesting time.

CMLL (TUE) 09/14 Arena Mexico
1) Horus & Robin vs Disturbio & Semental
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano vs Cancerbero, Dr. X, Raziel
3) Ayumi, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Tifany
4) Metro, Toscano, Valiente vs Averno, Jushin Lyger, Shigeo Okumura
5) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Shocker vs Atlantis, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.

Poor AYUMI. I hope she gets better partners for her Friday match. I’m just thrilled to see a non-evil person from Japan. Kinda worried about whatever must be going on there, an island full of rudos or something. This time for sure for Tiffany?

Lyger’s never going home.

CMLL (TUE) 09/14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thonder vs Templario
2) Astaroth & Metatrón vs Acertijo & León Blanco
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno vs Exterminador & Malefico
4) Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro, Rush vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Strong Man vs Mephisto, Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla

Palacio Negro semifinals are always wins, but Palacio Negro vs Poder Mexica is booking for things which will entertain me particularly on a future Sunday (if Teleformula doesn’t suck.)

IWL (SAT) 09/25 Deportivo Tlalli, Tlalnepantla
1) Daga vs Eterno, Low Rider, Fantasma de la Ópera, Naruto, Suicida, Freelance, Lobo, ?, ?? [TLC, IWL INTERNET]
2) Tiffany vs Medussa
3) Super Crazy vs Charly Manson [IWL CONTINENTAL]
4) Canek vs Heddi Karaoui

IWL is moving to the same building AAA is taping from next. I believe IWL is moving to this building because they can’t fill Arena Lopez Mateos, and that’s the building AAA is taping from? Huh.

The Internet Title is the fifth different title IWL has created since forming in August. They might actually give this one out. Main event may be in the title tournament (they’ve both advanced, thought the brackets worked differently), may not, may not matter.

On Lo Mejor de La Lucha, there’s a lineup for a 10/23 (Saturday?) show at Arena Coliseo Monterrey with CMLL wrestlers (and, oddly, Lyger & Shinsuke Nakamura from Japan, when a NJPW tour would be kicking off.) No one else in the thread believes the lineup to be accurate.

CMLL Guadalajara on Teleformula #10 (08/28/2010)

DDT?

Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, 08/03/2010

Opener was really long and not really good. I would’ve thought they would’ve matched up Delta and Yoshihashi against the veterans, but they went the other route and it wasn’t much good. Just a lot of people looking at each out, a bit lost, while Valiente was the guy with the clue. If we were going to get a novato match, I’d rather have seen the locals. Main event was comedy dominated with the Mistico knockout bit not really fitting in. Crowd was really into it, even if I wasn’t.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX #249 (08/28/2010)

cat doesn't always land on his feet

Arena Coliseo, 08/22/2010

Astro Boy, Metálico, Starman vs Inquisidor, Puma King, Tiger Kid: Didn’t get much into the early stuff, but it picked up in the last couple falls and the Cats remain always fun. In the alternate universe where CMLL does stuff with the Arena Coliseo Tag Team titles, this sets up a Puma/Tiger vs Astro Boy/Metalico title match

Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada, Toscano vs Jushin Liger, Sangre Azteca, Terrible: Rudo team is much, much cooler than the tecnico team, and that’s even with Dorada. Sangre Azteca probably could use a highspot that isn’t a dropkick.