CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX #266 (12/25/2010)

Arena Coliseo, 12/19/2010

Rey Cometa is quite the catch

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the battle royal: Why I am uploading the battle royal? Metal Blanco is unstoppable in battle royals!

Euforia, Nosferatu, Pólvora vs Fuego, Molotov, Rey Cometa [MEX TRIOS, #1, QF]: Nosferatu is never ever going to get his Cancerberos card. He was still enjoyable here. He and Euforia did their best to finish off Cometa for good in the spot over there. Molotov seems like he’s getting a bigger opportunity lately, and I only wish he was at least sort of interesting. I don’t have as much problem with Polvora, but it’s so weird how he and Raziel do the same big moves, and the comparison does not benefit Polvora. Whatever happened to Vaquero?

Palacio Negro of the Week

Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro, Sagrado vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo [MEX TRIOS, #1, QF]: YES. A really good start. Not just for Palacio & Metal, but for this match up. We might see Blanco/Negro vs Tuareg a few more times. This wasn’t as big a showcase as the next match, but they’re building.

Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro, Sagrado vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Pólvora [MEX TRIOS, #1, SF]: Also, YES. I don’t have much to say about the match, because you should go ahead and watch it and you don’t need me for that. I just want to marvel at the beautiful asymmetry taking place. Sagrado will forever be the guy set up to be a fantastic new tecnico, but totally fell apart during his introductory match. Now he’s the guy teaming with the fantastic new tecnicos of 2011 and was the one making sure it didn’t come together. You never get a second chance at a first time, but this was a neat consultation prize.

top six stories of the last two weeks

not including today

  1. AAA returned to TV taping, with Cibernetico revealing he’d hurt Parka’s three year old.
  2. Angel de Oro, Diamante and Rush won the Mexican Trios Titles
  3. Blue Demon vs Santo drew very well in TJ, after a Misterio Sr. benefit show did very poorly
  4. CMLL started airing in HD
  5. La Mascara beat Psicosis clean, while Mephisto cheated to beat Hijo del Fantasma. Both have been teased as Dos Leyendas match ups.
  6. Fray Tormenta won a hair

Other
– Damian 666 & Hijo de Lizmark won Copa Higher Power
– Comando Negro & Scorpio Jr. won IWRG’s Toreno Proyeccion
– Mistico beat Negro Casas and Ultimo Guerrero in singels matches.
– CMLL/NJPW lineups announced.
– FMLL offically announced for March with lineups
La Parka wouldn’t share his dessert

Marcela gets her 10th title chance, Truneo/Puma, Rafa el Maya

CMLL (TUE) 01/18 Arena Mexico [CMLL (via Estrellas del Ring), Cesar]
1) Apocalipsis & Cholo b Camaleón & Freesbe
2) Marcela b Princesa Blanca, Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Estrellita, Princesa Sujei, Tiffany, La Comandante, Luna Mágica, Zeuxis, Lluvia, Mima Shimoda, Dalys la Caribeña, La Seductora [#1 Contenders, CMLL WOMEN]
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis b Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Sagrado
4) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, La Sombra, Místico

La Mascara replaced Mascara Dorada, who worked for a week after the Tokyo Dome and hasn’t been seen since. RadioCMLL mentioned his knee problems in explaining why he wasn’t on the show, but that’s the only official word. If it wasn’t for the trios title defense, I don’t think Dorada would be going on this tour and he’s probably getting more time off it after.

Rudos took the first and third clean, with an Atlantida and Bucanero Destroyer.

Women’s match is listed in reverse order of elimination, with Sujei & Estrellita being the required double pin. They did a battle royal for sides before the match, so the match was full of rudo/rudo and tecnico/tecnico matches. Cesar says the cibernetico was very exciting, but it’s amazing CMLL has made me feel disappointed with getting an Amapola/Marcela. That’s probably going to be a pretty good match. It probably was all 9 other times they’ve done that match during this title reign. I’d still rather see a new idea be tried (even if fails) than CMLL running the same old idea into the ground.

Happier note: first win of the year for Cholo!

CMLL (TUE) 01/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) In Memoriam b Hierro
2) Demus 3:16 & Durango Kid b Robin & Sensei
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno DQ Puma King & Tiger Kid
4) Shigeo Okumura, Virus, Yoshihashi b Delta, Metal Blanco, Stuka Jr.
5) Héctor Garza & Volador Jr. b Rush & Super Porky

A stupendous night for evil doers!

Rudos took the main event and semimain (Virus on Stuka) clean.

Rookie referee Samurai was out of position in the tercera, and so Mr. Trueno faked a foul from Puma King to get the win again. Truenos 2, Cats 0, but somehow Puma talked Mr. Trueno into defending his Occidente Middleweight championship. Do the Truenos no longer have the Pacific Coast tag team titles? Note to JCR: please air these matches on Teleformua. Please. Thank you!

Rafa el Maya think he should be CMLL Referee of the Year for officiating 32 title and apuesta matches in 2010. I didn’t know there was such an award, but it’s CMLL press release so something’s up. This feels like a setup to Tirantes winning, somehow.

Mi Lucha Libre has a good interview with Tribal, a DTU & IWL luchador who’s shown up in AAA dark matches. (Trivia: he was one of the opponents for the original Bizarros one and only AAA match.) He says he moved to Puebla to train under Black Tiger when he was 16, has learned from Gran Apache and now trains with El Mexicano.  They have another interview with Halcon 78 Jr., who the son of Halcon 78/El Mexicano and La Briosa. Halcon 78 is a tecnico gimmick, but Briosa is a famous ruda and wants her son to be more rudo-ish.

Sangre Azteca insists he’s 100% rudo, he just happens to be in feuds with all rudos. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

Links

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 01/25 Arena Mexico
1) Leono, Molotov, Starman vs Durango Kid, Escorpion, Tiger Kid
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Sensei vs Hooligan, Loco Max, Nitro
3) Diamante, Metro, Valiente vs Euforia, Vangelis, Virus
4) Amapola vs Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]
5) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Olímpico

Mascara Dorada is the only guy on the NJPW tour working this show. Except he’s not going to be working this show.

I guess Puma couldn’t challenge for the tag titles because Tiger Kid will be back in Mexico City on the important business of wrestling Leono.

CMLL Guadalajara on Teleformula #27 (12/26/2010)

taped Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, 11/30/2010

Dragon Rojo, Submission Wizard!

download: http://av2.radioformula.com.mx/vidMUL/luchamania/101226_luchamania1_v.wmv – I bet the show doesn’t end 3 seconds after the finish in this version.

Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr. vs Blue Panther, Máximo, Toscano: a Blue Panther match. As required by statue, Averno is invovled – also feels like Toscano is around for a lot of these. I hope people are paying enough attention to Panther’s ideas on how to layout a match so we might see them after Panther’s not around. Nice surprise finish too.

La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr.: This match was better than Sombra/Aguila, though perhaps more so in acheivement than merit. The story was really nice too. This was not two equal men going at it with one guy eeking it out, or the young guys surprising the vet. This was Dragon throwing every thing he had at Sombra, only to find out he didn’t have nearly enough. Sombra survived the Dragon Bomb, beat Dragon Rojo with his own big move, and clearly proved he was the superior man. 2010!

01/15-16 videos

Should’ve been up much earlier, but WordPress ate it.

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01/16 CMLL Teleformula is here but wasn’t really much. Mistico/Mephisto is like every Mistico singles match of late.

WarriorsX2000 has

Over on his YouTube page, WarriorsX2000 says his capture device failed last weekend.

AAA on Televisa #970 (12/25/2010)

Auditorio Benito Juarez, Zapopan, Jalisco, 12/05/2010

That must've sucked

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Aerostar, El Elegido, Octagón vs Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Súper Fly in a street fight: they got over the seriousness of the Octagon/Super Fly feud at the expensive of having much of an interesting feud. Looks like they’ll have more chances at that.

Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Zorro for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship: – Terrible. So below expectations for these two, I spent the next couple days fishing for reasons why, totally expecting a “Zorro stole Dr. Wagner’s ice cream and they refused to work together so they had to do a whole bunch of interference spots” or “Wagner’s nursing an injury and just needed to get thru the match” story to turn up. Never did. It may have just been a dramatically overbooked mess, because it was AAA. Still: AAA gave Wagner & Electroshock twenty two minutes to do a clean technical match (on a show that equally needed one) at TripleMania, then gives Wagner & Zorro thirteen minutes with eleven minutes of people breaking up pins to close the year. Zorro can’t be too offended since he won the title, but that seems to reflect poorly on him.

Silver King & Último Gladiador vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario and El Ilegal & Hernandez for the in a ladder match AAA World Tag Team Championship (and part 2): If you read the recap, you’ll get your fill of me wondering why the rudo teams were fighting with each other so I’ll not mention it again. This was a good match for this style. I did again use a gif of something going wrong, but things went right more often than usual.

Puebla, FMLL, CMLL, Wagner

CMLL (MON) 01/17 Arena Puebla [SporTimes, El Sol de Puebla, Cinco Radio]
1) Fuerza Chicana & Sauron b Black Tiger & Blue Center
2) Bronco, Escorpion, Inquisidor b Astro Boy, Fabián el Gitano, Höruz
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Hooligan b Fuego, Sensei, Starman
4) Blue Panther, Rush, Toscano b Ephesto, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr. b La Máscara, La Sombra, Valiente (replacing Máscara Dorada)

SporTimes appears to have wrong finishes for the top two matches; the other recaps both agree that the tecnicos took the semimain and the rudos the main event. Misterioso & Sangre Azteca had problems yet again, with Sangre telling the press that Poder Mexica was done for good. Sombra & Volador feuded in the main event, and Averno & Mephisto defeated Mascara & Dorada with a pair of Devil’s Wings. If Mascara, Sombra and Dorada hold onto the trios titles this weekend (which we expect), these three rudos are the next challengers.

FMLL (Festival Mundial de Lucha Libre) announced their March shows via press conference. Same lineups we had on Sunday, all to take place in Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso. The previous shows took place in Plaza Liberacion. Tickets run from $600 ($50 US) to $80 ($6.65) and go on sale 02/01 via Ticketmaster.

Generacion 2011 inspires Apolo Valdez of MedioTiempo to look back at Generacion75 and other promotion’s efforts at new stars. Promotions with less stars push more new stars is the trend. Of Gen75, Valdez only has Fantasma and Dragon Rojo as making it; Metalik becoming Mascara Dorada is public knowledge now so he should make that list. Puma King and Tiger Kid will definitely get there, and there’s still hope for Bronco, Skandalo and Super Nova. Cesar also looks at luchadors hyped as future CMLL stars who never quite make. I forget how much potential Rayman had when he changed to the Hijo de Rayo de Jalisco Jr. – Mistico was an attempt to redo & fix Sagrado (better luchador), but Sagrado sort of was an attempt to redo Rayman (gimmick they could own and wouldn’t be taken away.)

CMLL returned to Arena San Juan Pantitlan (holding lucha shows again) this weekend. The Gladiator has the recap. CMLL.com had the main event as Dorada & Maximo vs Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero. It ended up being Toscano & Maximo vs Olimpico & Nitro. That’s not good. Dr. Landru posted video of Amapola/Zeuxis vs Luna Magica/Lluvia and Delta/Bengala vs Virus/Polvora. Good week for Bengala making video!

Box Y Lucha #3009 teases Dr. Wagner Jr.’s return to Arena Mexico. Maybe he just really wants to see the women’s cibernetico tonight? It’s unclear if it’s Wagner starting another rumor to increase leverage or Box Y Lucha doing the same to increase readership, but it’s a story that’s hard to believe until Wagner actually sets foot in the building. I wouldn’t be surprised if he did this year, but I would’ve said the same before the cover.

Speaking of magazine teases, Cesar responds to the Luchas 2000 cover: Mr. Niebla is due back soon, but Black Warrior is only training in the Arena Mexico gyms and not signed to return at this point. He’d like to and he’d be useful if he felt like being useful. Cesar comes to the same conclusions about Wagner as I.

Chica de Arabia did not get his/her hair cut in Arena Coliseo Monterrey after losing their hair vs mask on Sunday. The promoter is saying Chica’s shoulder was hurt and so they couldn’t stay out there to get shaved, but would return this Sunday to get the hair cut. I guess we’ll know Sunday.

Octagon says Super Fly hasn’t earned a mask match. Huh. Octagon also appears to believe Super Fly was never the guy who attacked him, but just took pretended to be the mystery man to take advantage of the confusion. That makes as much sense as anything!

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Links

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX #265 (12/18/2010)

Arena Mexico, 12/12/2010

FIGHT

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Dalys la Caribeña, Dark Angel, Lluvia vs La Comandante, Princesa Sujei, Zeuxis: for a nine minute women’s match with three rookies, this was fine. The newer girls are still very mechanical, but the only thing that’s going to fix that is more matches. In an alternate universe where CMLL actually does things, I think Zeuxis and Comadante are a tag team, having bonded over their appreciation of Puerto Rico and wrestling in matches while wearing street clothes. My new theory on her gear is Zeuxis is supposed to be ruda Lara Croft.

La Máscara, Rotoporky, Strong Man vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero: amusing enough comedy match. I still miss Mr. Niebla but Bucanero (and Parrot) have fit into this group fine. Speaking of tag teams and things that aren’t actually going to happen, I would like to see Ultimo Guerrero & Dragon Rojo vs STRONG MAN & Rotoporky, just to see it attempt to occur.

CMLL Guadalajara on Teleformula #26 (12/19/2010)

Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, 11/28/2010

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Electrico Cristo

Meteoro, Mini Maximo, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito: This was much better than previous week’s match, and I didn’t spend an hour looking around at Speed Racer pages on wikipedia this time. For a guy who appeared from nowhere and still hasn’t really been explained, Mercurio was perfectly fine as a mini rudo. I’d rather see him than Pequeno Universo 2000.

La Sombra, Máximo, Metro vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Negro Casas: a match. Some Sombra/Dragon Rojo setup for next week’s singles match.

Copa Higher Power Tag Tournament, Mascara retains title

Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 01/16 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry @ flickr, Al Filo del Ring, Estrellas del Ring, Mi Lucha Libre (1), Mi Lucha Libre (2)]
1) Alan Extreme & Imposible b El Pollo & Eragon
2) Freelance, Multifacético, Super Kendo b Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro, Eterno
3) Ángel Mortal & Gran Apache DQ Black Terry & Negro Navarro [super libre]
4) Damián 666 & Hijo del Lizmark b Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47 [Copa Higher Power Tag, semifinal]
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b Trauma I & Veneno [Copa Higher Power Tag, semifinal]
6) Damián 666 & Hijo del Lizmark DQ Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan [Copa Higher Power Tag, final]

Four team tag tournament had it’s share off issues. The Perros del Mal team beat the Oficials via foul. Piratas won clean to get to the finals and were 50/50 with the Perros in the main event. Just when they were getting to the finish, the Oficials ran in the main event and attacked the Perros for the DQ. Morgans were not happy, and the Perros talked of a trios title match (with Halloween as the third man) versus the Oficials. Pirata and son are tag champs here, so that’s probably also supposed to be wrapped up somewhere in here.

Maestros match was supposed to be super libre, but ended with Gran Apache faking a foul to draw a DQ. That seems not to work in that match. Angry Black Terry challenged the AAA-ers to a hair match. Angel & Apache easily accepted, because Terry will be at a disadvantage. Negro Navarro’s bald, so he can’t put up anything, and Black Terry will be in triangle with two rivals.

Super Kendo is debuting here; I presume it’s the new one introduced a couple months back, not the ex-Transformer. (I bet I’d know this already if I listened to DJ Spectro’s interview.) Sounded like that tecnico team did well. Eterno suffered some significant injury in the first fall of the match, but managed to finish. The recaps praise his professionalism.

Pollo maybe needs a new name if he’s not dressing like a chicken any more. He’s back to the Kevin look.

Black Terry Jr. has video of the opener: (fall 1, fall 2?) and of the Angel/Apache vs Terry Apache (part 1, part 2) Al Filo del Ring’s recap mentions he’ll have video of Apache/Angel vs Navarro/Terry later. His youtube account is GuerrerodelRing207. If you like any of this stuff, make sure you’re clicking the Like button to let the uploaders know.

CMLL (SUN) 01/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [El Occidental, Fuego en el Ring]
1) Acertijo b Metalik
2) Inquisidor & Loco Max b Metatrón & Virgo
3) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata b Drago & Exterminador
4) Gallo, Hijo del Fantasma, Valiente DQ Felino, Sangre Azteca, Volador Jr.
5) La Máscara b Rey Bucanero [MEX LH]

Bucanero took the first fall, Mascara the second. Bucanero went after Mascara’s mask in the the third fall. After some near falls, Bucanero yanked Mascara’s mask for a pin, but Mascara kicked out. Fantasma, Mascara’s second, tossed his mask back to him and Mascara took the match with a casita.

Felino fouled Gallo for the DQ. Issues!

I have no links or lineups. Very odd.