Remind me never to lose to Honduras.
Ovaciones not only previews tonight’s show, but mentions next Tueday’s Fan Appreciation show is two championship night. Not only will CMLL have the tag titles on the line (Volador/Sombra vs Atlantis/Rey), but the Super Light title – last seen in Arena Mexico in 2004 – will back in play. Ovaciones lists the former champion as “Ricky Romero”. The new champion will be determined in a “Reyes de Aires style torneo”, and we’ve even got the participants:
– Angel de Oro
– Angel de Plata
– Rey Cometa
– Super Comando
– Tiger Kid
– Masacara Dorada
– Angel Azteca Jr.
That’s 10, which is a little bit less than you’d expect for this time. I also wonder this might be a ‘two finalist meet next week’ deal; it’s not said, but that’s the usual for these type of things. It’s also a whole bunch of match 1/2 guys, with Mascara Dorada sticking out as being above the level and an obvious favorite. Kinda hope he doesn’t win; it’d be fun to have a Rey de Novatos title, to go along with the Arena Coliseo Tag Titles, and Dorada would be feuding with Virus and Felino instead (which wouldn’t be so bad either.) All I know is next weekend’s Cadena3 is the most interesting TV of the month.
Moving back to things that are happening today:
CMLL (FRI) 04/03 Arena Mexico
1) Angel Azteca Jr. & Starman vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Lady Apache, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Blanca
3) Valiente vs Virus [lightning]
4) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Lizmark Jr., Mephisto
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca [CMLL TRIOS]
6) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Shocker vs Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.
Regardless of the order, the trios title match is the main event here. It’d be strange to have two guys be trios champions with two different partners, but I don’t know if CMLL is really concerned about such things. Or, they could always have Poder Mexica just use a win here as an excuse to get out of being partners with Warrior if that’s a concern. The champs are the favorites, but not total ones.
The former trios champs are teaming in the fourth match, which could be a fun exhibition of spots. Valiente hasn’t been highlights in Mexico City much lately, so I hope this works out well for him. It’s Virus, it should be. The main event seems like a main event just to do a main event, which gives 50% chance of setting up a random angle.
Meanwhile, another portion of the CMLL crew is in Guadalajara for another Coliseo anniversary celebration. Big matches are rematches from Dos Leyendas: Mistico vs Negro (non-title), and Atlantis/UG vs V4/V5, plus a women’s cibernetico with the loser losing their masks. Sujei is really the only regular involved, so no one may know the difference.
The special CMLL GDL show is happening because, just like every time CMLL runs a special show in GDL, the Perros are running elsewhere in Guadalajara (at the University.) Main event is Santo/Rayo vs Wagner/Perro, which sounds like it should draw pretty well. There’s also the Pierroth benefit show in Arena Azteca Budokan, which has gotten decent press.
SuperLuchas will have a raffle to pay Kato Kung Lee’s medical bills. First prize gets you dinner with Santo & Demon and masks, plus lots more. Tickets are expected to be 1000 Mexican pesos ($72.63 US)
The Gladiatores has a interview with Psicosis and Histeria about leaving AAA and working for EAW (and a bunch other places.) Sounds like they, like others, blame the foriegn guys for taking their spots.
Mike Lano has an article on Slam about the San Jose AAA show.. No results from last night’s Las Vegas taping yet, but AAA has announced the Aguascalientes will be on April 30th, Kid’s Day. I can only imagine what AAA would plan for Kid’s Day in 2009. Between the Kid’s Day stuff and the Lucha Libre Expo, that’s going to be a busy stretch of time.
AAA looks back TripleMania III.
DJ Spectro defends Mil Mascaras.
Ohtnai’s Jacket raves about Valiente vs Rey Hechicero.