AAA #847 (08/23)

aired in the US 08/23, taped 07/25

This was the worst AAA TV. I watched it about 18 days ago, and it still resonates as being awful

– the minis tournament is worthless
– they really needed to actually have an Moreno turn (and a Mari turn) rather than just announce this is the way things are. And La Hechicera really should’ve gone with Martha for all our sakes.
– Lider/Nicho vs Jack/Teddy was predictable awful. My tolerance for AAA has increased over the years, but the last four or five minutes of this was horrible
– not doing chain matches every month doesn’t mean they still won’t be boring when they do the same match every time. Two whole attempts at winning the match
– The Chessman/Cibernetico stuff is horrible done and making both guys look like goofballs. I had to put up with a tag team tournament that went for months, never made any sense, never planned to make any sense, and now these belts are completely pointless.
– A time limit draw at 18:33. Uh huh.

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09/11: notes

Rey Bucanero says he found out he was off the Anniversary show by the media calling him up and asking him why he’s off the show. Yay, CMLL ineptitude. (Luchando Libre goes on this point.) Rey’s only briefly quoted but sounds completely confused by this.

Ovaciones has an interview/bio of Villano V, Arturo Rivera’s column (Charly Manson will be a Verano) and the updated anniversary card.

CMLL (SUN) 09/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [cmll]
1) Azazel & Frayle de la Muerte b Impostor & Thunder Boy
2) Güero Loco & Rafaga b Idolo & Oro II
3) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Casanova, Máximo, Rayman [torneo, sf]
4) Gallo, Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr. b Angel Blanco Jr., Infierno, Toscano [torneo, sf]
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Gallo, Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr. [torneo, final]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. b Mr. Niebla

Ref bump, Niebla fouled Wagner, tried to get the ref to count, and get cradled by Wagner for the pin.

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Estadio W – Misterio picks Blue Panther over Villano V! Always knew he was a smart man.

SoloLuchas has interviews with Super Muneco and IWRG’s Jack. Jack is apparently doing a Jack Skellington gimmick.

Cesar @ box y lucha says May Flowers has left AAA again, which begs the question “May Flowers was back in AAA?” Apparently he was working AAA spot shows, but now is going to work Villalobos spot shows.

El Universal talks about the lucha libre art exhibits officially opening today around Arena Mexico, as part of the 75th Anniversary celebration.

This article says there’s a AAA taping in SLP coming up but seems to switch between October 15 and October 5 between paragraphs.

In Spain, El Hijo del Santo accepted an award on behalf of his father at an international Sci-Fi/Horror movie festival.

LuchaWorld has one two episodes of CMLL Guadalajara, IWRG ’06, and KrisZ’s news update

CMLL (TUE) 09/16 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) Lestat & SWAT vs Ares & Karisma
2) Centella de Oro, the Tiger, Tigre Rojo vs Espiritu Maligno, Policeman, Zigma
3) Axxel, Metalik, Valiente vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skandalo
4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas

Tuesday is apparently not a typo.

CMLL (TUE) 09/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Ebola
2) Carlo Roggi vs Rafaga
3) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro vs Depredador & Exterminador
4) Casanova & Rayman vs Cien Caras Jr. & Euforia
5) Gallo & Máximo vs Damián 666 & Mr. Águila
6) Marco Corelone vs Texano Jr.

Not going to leave a lot for Arena Mexico.

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09/13-14 Lucha Times

and we’re back. Chart

AAA-US: Listed for three hours, which is how I believe it aired in Mexico. Chessman/Ricky vs Jack/Teddy is the most interesting match, but they’ve also got another minis torneo match and the Consgrados returning in the opener. Main event is Cibernetico, Gronda II and Parka versus Electro, Kenzo and Zorro in what is sure to be a catch-as-can classic.

52MX: If I’m paying attention, the Mexico segunda aired on the main show last week, so I guess they grab the tercera instead. That means this show gets feuds that are basically over (Micltan/Dragon) and feuds that are going nowhere any time soon (Panther/UG)

FOX: Women’s title match for sure, and Dragon Rojo with the Guerreros vs Shadow/Sagrado/Mascara

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CMLL: Televisa doesn’t have their listings on their page; TV Guide says this is a 1:45 slot, so top 3

AAA-MEX: and this is to be a 3 hour slot, so whatever happened at the Hidalgo show happens here.

CTres: Mexican Lightweight Tournament, part 1, plus Lizmark/Corelone.

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updated 09/19 Arena Mexico anniversary show

CMLL’s Hi5 site lists a ‘official’ card for next Friday. Which is different, of course.

CMLL (FRI) 09/19 Arena Mexico
1) Alex Koslov, La Sombra, Maximo vs Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr.
2) Volador Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
3) Dos Caras Jr., Hector Garza, Marco Corelone vs Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr., Mr. Niebla
4) LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr.
5) Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero vs Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt [CMLL TRIOS]
6) Blue Panther vs Villano V [mask]
* Mistico and Perro Aguayo will be in their corners.

MOVED UP: Volador Jr., Hector Garza
IN: LA Park
OUT: Rey Bucanero, X-Pac

You know, Hi5 has a journal option that updates your friends when you post messages. OR, you could just put news in your Interest box, as was done here. I believe this is a legit lineup, but I’m waiting to update my records until they post it on their official site.

So why is X-Pac is gone? Did someone realize too late that he was from the US and they couldn’t find a way to say he was actually from Italy? Poor Rey Bucanero.

This is low on the issues here, but back when Mascara/Fantsama/Hector team won the trios titles, I didn’t like the idea because CMLL doesn’t see the younger guys on the same level as Hector and wouldn’t book them together. They proved me wrong for a while, but when push came to shove, it was more important to have Hector work a(n equally irrelevant) third match than keep them together. I’m sure I’m overthinking this – Ephesto’s still teaming with Avenro & Mephisto like they didn’t just kick him to the curb, so it’s pretty clear all the midcard stuff isn’t done with any plan of following thru.

Obviously, advance ticket sales haven’t been what they were hoping, or they wouldn’t be making sure Mistico and Perro would be there (and upstaging whatever mask loss goes down), nor would they be bringing Park back to play off the Dr. Wagner feud neither side really has any interest in resolving.

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09/10: Naucalpan, Puebla, Mexico, WWE

CMLL

IWRG (SUN) 09/07 Arena Naucalpan [Alvin @ el Martiente]
1) Anubis b DVD
2) Miss Gaviota & Super Halcon Jr. b Epidemia & Heavy Boy
3) Capitán Muerte, Cyborg, Xibalva b Emilio Charles Jr., Septiembre el Terrorista, Veneno
4) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Toxico AAA, Zumbido DQ Aeroman, el Hijo Del Anibal, Ultraman
5) Black Terry b Fuerza Guerrera , Multifacético [IWRG IC WELTER]

CMLL (MON) 09/08 Arena Puebla [KrisZ, hugo999 @ box y lucha]
1) Legionario & Toro Bill Jr. b Fuerza Chicana & Mr. Rafaga
2) India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marclea b Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Policeman b Asturiano, Flash, Stuka Jr.
4) La Máscara, Sagrado, Volador Jr. b Averno, Dragon Rojo Jr., Mephisto
5) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero b Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr.

UG had his feet on the ropes to pin Panther.

so they DO have the GDL tag titles/CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 09/09 Arena Mexico [CMLL, ESTO, Reforma]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Astro Boy & Sensei
2) Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra b Goddess, Marcela, Sahori
3) Pierrothito b Pequeño Olímpico, Shockercito, Mini Damian 666, Ultimo Dragoncito, Nino de Acero, Fire, Cosmico, Bracito de Oro, Mr. Aguilita, Mini Universo 2000, Pequeno Lizmark [cibernetico, MEX LIGHT, semifinal]
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Sagrado b Damián 666, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) La Sombra, Marco Corelone, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Lizmark Jr., Rey Bucanero

ESTO says low attendance. Main event was Lizmark/Marco focused, Lizmark getting DQed int he first and losing the second. CMLL.com lists order of elimination in the cibernetico as

Pequeno Lizmark (by Mr. Aguilita)
Mini Universo 2000 (by Bracito de Oro
Mr. Aguilita (by Nino de Acero – biggest upset)
Bracito de Oro (by Fire)
Cosmico (by Ultimo Dragoncito)
Fire (by Shockercito)
Nino de Acero (by Pierrothito)
Ultimo Dragoncito (by Pequeño Olímpico)
Mini Damian 666 (by Pequeño Olímpico)
Shockercito (by Pierrothito)
Pequeño Olímpico (by Pierrothito)
Pierrothito

There’s some people missing from the original lineup (Tzuki!) so perhaps things got shuffled around. There’s definitely another match next week, with the winners meeting on the 23rd. In the prematch photos, Cosmico is standing with the rudos. Could’ve just been to keep it six and six.

Lots of coverage on the WWE moving RAW to Galavision. They’ll be on Channel 9 in Mexico City, which is the channel which broadcasts CMLL and AAA, and they’ll be on at Sunday at 3pm, which is when AAA usually starts. The show will start on October 5th, which means the rest of this month will be normal before a new schedule kicks in. It doesn’t appear anyone mentioned what that new schedule will be, and Televisa said they haven’t decided who will announce the show. (Will they get to choose?) I’ve read elsewhere that it’ll be 1 hour, but it doesn’t seem to be in the press release. It does sound like Shane McMahon told the press that they’ll have a RAW in Mexico at some point, and the carrot on a stick of a PPV was brought out as usual.

For WWE, this is moving RAW from a network said to have under a million viewers (52MX) to one with 21 million viewers, though the difference wasn’t nearly as before Televisa’s associated cable/satellite systems dropped 52MX. For Televisa, they got a, uh, World Heavyweight Title with “Televisa” on the name plate. (Also, theortically higher ratings.)

Batista is quoted as saying the fans of Mexico will like WWE, because the US style has better athletes and they have the best Mexican wrestler. I guess Batista is going to be a rudo in Mexico?

Rey Misterio was asked if he thinks the guys in Mexico (specifically Mistico) who do his moves are ripping him off. He disagreed, saying it’s a homage and a sign of respect.

press release
Variety article
Notimex story
Ovaciones
El Semnario on RAW moving to Televisa as part of the greater Televisa/MVS conflict
ESTO
Superluchas
Mr. Reyes @ el Martiente

Rey Bucanero says he was just as surprised to find out he was defending his title vs X-Pac on the anniversary show as everyone else was. Bucanero says he and X-Pac wrestled in Japan – when? Is this something I should know am blanking out, or old Lightning Kid matches? Anyway, Rey’s looking forward to the opportunity to prove himself at an international level.

Okumura says he was taking pain pills to deal with his shoulder injury, but he felt something strange in his shoulder and got it looked it again. The screws in his shoulder moved (ow!), which is why they had to redo the surgery. In this interview, CMLL doctor says it’ll be 2 to 3 weeks before they can check to see how it’s healing this time and decide the next step. Okumura plans on getting revenge on Fabian for all of this.

Rayo de Jalisco says he’s going to Japan from 09/11 to 10/05, including defending his championship on 09/22. Who’s he wrestling for?

Wagnermania posted video of this week’s Stellar Moments and Ras de Lona’s match results of the week.

MT looks back at the last 17 years of Anniversary shows. Things I didn’t know
– the final fall of Atlantis/Emilio NWA LH title match in ’90 went 5 seconds
– the ’97 anniversary featured Lola Gonzalez’s retirement

They have slightly different dates than what we have in the wiki for a couple anniversary – it’s not the wrong date, it’s MT saying the week before or the week after (or two weeks) were the anniversary show. I think I was often just guessing based on what looked like the anniversary show for the modern results, so they may be more accurate.

Blue Demon Jr. hypes the second NWA Mexico show on YouTube. Of course.

Latin Lover’s wife is interviewed on Univision. Mostly so she can do a lot of “no, he’s still with me” responses.

Mr. Reyes posted photos of the DTU show. Taking bumps onto cactus is at least amsuing in it’s sillyness.

Box Y Lucha #2887 has Scorpio’s recovery on the cover. If they’re taking requests about articles to put on the website, I sure would like the Atomic Boy one.

The Gladiatores are broadcasting Thursday and Sunday’s IWRG shows on their website.

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09/09: notes

All we’ve got from the AAA taping is Vampiro and Arturo Rivera are still having issues.

WAGNER (SAT) 09/13 Plaza de Toros Torreon [WagnerMania]
1) Corazón de Barrio & Veneno vs Casanova & Moro II
2) Super Calo & Zumbido vs Antifaz del Norte & Hator
3) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Intocable vs Averno & El Hijo del Solitario

This is in celebration of Wagner Sr.’s 40th anniversary of wrestling.

Hablando de Catch writes about the death of El Toreo

LuchWorld has Robert writing about ’06 Guadalajara and IWRG, as well as KrisZ’s news update. F4Wonline has their FSE recap.

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09/08: Coliseo

AWS (SAT) 09/06 Result [Alfredo @ luchaworld]
1) Scott Lost b Charly Mercury
2) Candice LaRae & Carla Jade b ? & Aiden Riley
3) CK Jackson ?? Johnny Parside
4) Piloto Suicida b Mercurio Jr.
5) Young Bucks b Liger Rivera & Sonny Samson
6) Shamu Jr. DQ Kayam
7) Joey Ryan & Mikey Nicholls b the Culter Brothers
8) Scott Lost b Lil’ Cholo

Go read Alfredo’s recap.

CMLL (SUN) 09/07 Arena Coliseo [ovaciones]
1) Cholo & Soberano b Astro Boy & Sombra de Plata
2) Fabián el Gitano, Máscara Púrpura, Tony Rivera b Arkangel, Loco Max, Nitro
3) Amapola b Lady Apache [CMLL WOMEN]
4) Grey Shadow, La Máscara, Sagrado b Dragon Rojo Jr., Rey Bucanero, Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero

Panther beat UG with a cradle and the ropes. This is a fine slow build for Anniversary #76, I guess. Panther is getting some wins to build him up for next Friday, but it seems to take the focus away from that match when he’s feuding so much with someone else instead.

Amapola pinned Apache clean in the third fall. Mano Negra appears to have bailed on this gig for IWRG, Arkangel replaced him here. Cholo actually won? I may need a second source to confirm such things. YAY for Cholo anyway.

(refoma via Jazzo) Kenzo Suzuki likes Mexican wrestler the best of the stytles he’s been – Japan is too serious, US is too entertainment, Mexico is just right. His wife is spending two months in Mexico, then two months in Japan, then back two months in Mexico and so on, and is also working on a novel.

Ohtani’s Jacket writes about Atlantis vs Panther from Atlantis’ anniversery show

Noroeste talks to El Pilo Garcia, who wrestled from the late 60s to 2006.

Luchaworld has KrisZ’s news from Wednesday, Friday, and this weekend, as well as Robert writing about ’06 GdR one two three episodes and one IWRG episodes.

The AAA recap is up on Wrestling Observer.

AAA CANTU (MON) 09/08 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo [RFC]
1) Mini Hombre sin Miedo & Mini Laredo Kid vs Mini Black Mamba & Mini Rio Bravo
2) Black Fenix & Street Boy vs Black Mamba & Penumbra
3) Babe Rap, Pimpinela Escarlata, Principe Diamante vs Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
4) Brazo de Plata, Hombre Sin Miedo, Sangre Chicana vs Antifaz del Norte, Aventurero, Hator
5) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Extreme Tiger & Halloween [AAA TAG]

5X (TUE) 09/09 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Blue Ice vs Soldado Infernal
2) Karonte & Mongol Chino vs Panthro & Tigre Universitario [UXF TAG, torneo]
3) Cyber Gata & Erick el Rojo vs Black Metal & Dama de Hierro [UXF TAG, torneo]
4) 5x & Emperador Azteca vs Black Soul & La Kalaka de Tijuana [UXF TAG, torneo]

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09/07: Scorpio, IWRG, Neza

After he recovers, Scorpio Jr. is going back to AAA. I guess near death caused everyone to examine their positions. Probably sucks to be Escorpion Negro, was barely on screen with the group and surely can be bumped right back out. I suspect Zumbido’s still trying to get in to CMLL but who knows at this point.

IWRG (THU) 09/04 Arena Naucalpan [SuperLuchas #280]
1) Eragon b Anubis
2) Jack & Miss Gaviota b Epidemia & Heavy Boy
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Fantasma de la Ópera b Fenix, Freelance, Turbo
4) Emilio Charles Jr., Septiembre el Terrorista, Veneno b Aeroman, Mano Negra, Ultramán Jr.
5) Intocable, Mano Negra, Multifacético DQ El Dandy, Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo del Cien Caras

This was the main event where Head Hunter ran in to debut for the group and attack the tecnicos. Dr. Cerbero still wants a shot at Freelance’s title

ENESMA (FRI) 09/05 Arena Neza [LuchandoLibre, Sololuchas: 5, 6]
1) ?, Principe Celeste, Super Insecto b Luis Cirio, Sobredosis, Tony Cirio
2) Mini Cibernetico & Mini Scorpio b ? & Mascartia de Plata
3) Flor Metalica & Josseline b Chola & Lady Warrior
4) Fantastik, Principe Azteca, Turbo b Black Thunder, King Haku, Suicida
5) Canek Jr., Huracan Ramirez, Ultraman Jr. b Cazador, Lasserman, Toxico
6) Blue Demon Jr., Intocable, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Enfermo Jr., Gran Markus, Hijo de Gran Markus

Rudos tried to assault the tecnicos with bottles in the main event, but the commission put the ixnay on that. The White Wave rudo team appears to be locals ‘borrowing’ the names. Semimain was built around a teased Canek Jr. rudo turn and feud with Huracan, though their team still won. No big surprise CMLL pulled their women from this show – Martha’s group contributed the replacement match and the minis.

Today’s Ovaciones articles preview today’s Coliseo and Naucalpan’s matches and Tuesday’s title cibernetico.

Box Y Lucha posted a bunch of articles from the last edition
interview with Trueno (early 90s), who’s a baliff now, with a couple new details for the wiki. There’s also a bio of Zeuxis, a young women’s wrestler, when she’s not working as a paramedic.
– An interview with Mictlan notes he didn’t seem all that upset with losing his mask. On the other hand, Amapola‘s list of excuses for why she lost (everything up to “the sun was in my eyes”) seems a bit more believable. Mictlan seemed to be happy to be moving onto what’s next.
Satanico shares his memories of La Monarca, and Villano III talks about a long days journey with La Monarca, capped with fighting each other in a title match that went for an hour.
Cibernetico says he rather concentrate on wrestling than do movies. Anything we can do to change this? How about a remake of Scarface? This article reads like “no one’s offering me movies, so let me make it clear that I’m only not doing them because of I have such passion for the sport.”
Felino says no one was really begging him to stay tecnico and all his biggest successes were as a rudo, so why not go back to being the “true Felino.” Not that it is necessarily binding, but Felino’s already being listed as a member of Pesta Negra for shows later month.

Accion had CMLL’s main event (looked ordinary, if that) and AAA’s main event from Solidardad (completely tecnico domination until Cibernetico randomlly decides to attack Chessman, which leads to Chessman attacking him and basically forfieting the match.)

la Wagnermania posted video of a four way A href=http://www.lawagnermania.com/2008/09/lucha-en-jaula-desde-torreon.html>LA Park, Wagner, Solitario, Demon cage match from Wagner Promotion’s 07/26 show. Another TVC Deportes broadcast.

TabascoHoy talks to luchadore/lucha libre writer El Noruego.

Notimex history of el Toreo article.

SuperLuchas #280 has lots, including photos of Super Calo after his loss to Intocable in the 10 man hair/mask cage match last week. Calo’s hair looks trimmed a little but not much more – they note he left without really getting cut. They also show the “Texas Rangers” who lost in a cage match in Monterrey last week, and he also barely had his hair cut. Meanwhile, I watched a little bit of CMLL on FSE today, and Amapola is frighteningly bald two days after losing her hair. I guess we know who’s tougher (or maybe just who has to come back to the same building the next week and who’s never coming planning on coming back…)

Guerreros del Ring #156 has the SexiCools, with actual third member Toscano.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 09/08 Arena Puebla
1) Legionario & Toro Bill Jr. vs Fuerza Chicana & Mr. Rafaga
2) India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marclea vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) Asturiano, Flash, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Policeman
4) La Máscara, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Dragon Rojo Jr., Mephisto
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

CMLL (TUE) 09/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Plata vs Valentin Mayo
2) Virgo vs Milenio
3) Metatron vs Rey Trueno
4) Metal Blanco vs Exterminador
5) Leon Blanco vs Malefico
6) Máscara Púrpura, Máximo, Stuka Jr. vs Angel Blanco Jr., Máscara Mágica, Toscano
7) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

IWRG (THU) 09/11 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eragon vs Avisman
2) Jack, Miss Gaviota, Turbo vs Demente, Fantasma de la Ópera, Heavy Boy
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
4) Aeroman, Freelance, Ultramán Jr. vs Emilio Charles Jr., Negro Navarro, Septiembre el Terrorista
5) el Hijo Del Anibal, Groon XXX, Multifacético vs El Dandy, Head Hunter I, Veneno

CMLL (SUN) 09/14 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Pólvora & Semental
2) Fabián el Gitano, Hijo del Faraon, Metálico vs Euforia, Halcon Negro, Nosferatu
3) Leono, Máscara Púrpura, Tony Rivera vs Loco Max, Skandalo, Virus
4) Grey Shadow, La Máscara, Valiente vs Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr.
5) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, La Sombra vs Averno, Black Warrior, Mephisto

CMLL (SUN) 09/14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Impostor vs Fraile de la Muerte
2) Nube Roja & Samurai vs Egipico & Güero Loco
3) Magnum, Metal Blanco, Metatron vs Flash, Leon Blanco, Sagrado and Cien Caras Jr., Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno and Malefico, Máscara Mágica, Toxico [torneo]
4) Atlantis, Olímpico, Último Guerrero vs Terrible, Villano IV, Villano V

IWRG (SUN) 09/14 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Epidemia
2) Eragon & Jack vs Nemesis & Rockero del Diablo
3) Gemelos Fantasticos I & Gemelos Fantasticos II vs Heavy Boy & Xibalva
4) Fenix, Freelance, Zatura vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Aeroman, Centauro, Juventud Guerrera vs Ghost Rider, Toxico, Zumbido
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., el Hijo Del Anibal, Multifacético vs Fuerza Guerrera, Head Hunter I, Veneno

I’m sure I’m missing stuff, and will do my best to catch back up this week.

NWA Mexico (SAT) 09/27 Arena Mexico Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera Lineup [marotepicense @ el martiente]
1) Turbo vs Black Thunder
2) Skayde vs Dr. Cerebro
3) Super Muneco vs Pierko el Boricua
4) Negro Navarro & Solar I vs Black Terry & Shu el Guerrero
5) Incógnito vs Danger
6) Blue Demon Jr. vs El Dandy
7) Mil Mascaras, Shocker, Tarzan Boy vs Cien Caras, Head Hunter I, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

Screwed the location up. Sleepy.

Well, there’s a main event tecnico side sure to fail. No regular NWA wrestlers here, which I guess makes sense for an NWA territory. I dunno if this is going to draw any better, and it probably won’t, but I’m just impressed at them getting to show 2 (not counting the one Demon declared as an NWA show after the fact.)

I’m sure I’m missing stuff, and will do my best to catch back up this week.

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09/06: Mexico, lineups

CMLL (FRI) 09/05 Arena Mexico [ESTO, Superluchas, ovaciones]
1) Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Skandalo b Angel de Oro, Flash, Stuka Jr.
2) Máximo, Metalik, Valiente b Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Virus
3) La Máscara, Mictlán, Sagrado DQ Damián 666, Dragon Rojo Jr., Mr. Águila
4) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Marco Corelone DQ Atlantis, Lizmark Jr., Último Guerrero
5) Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Volador Jr. b Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Negro got carried out after the main event, with Dos and Volador pinning Metal and Casas. Lizmark got sick of Marco Corelone being Marco Corelone and fouled him – twice. Dragon Rojo fouled Micltan.

CMLL (TUE) 09/09 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Sensei vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Goddess, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
3) Pequeño Olímpico vs Tzuki, Shockercito, Nino de Acero, Mini Lizmark, Cosmico, Bracito de Oro, Pierrothito, Pequeño Damian 666, Fire, Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Universo 2000 [ciber, MEX LIGHT]
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Sagrado vs Damián 666, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) La Sombra, Marco Corelone, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Lizmark Jr., Rey Bucanero

the greatest promotion IN THE WORLD. Two mini titles and/or a backdoor to bringing people up to the main roster, it’s great either way. They say this is the first elimination, and it’s not clear if that means the final two advance or there’s 12 more men next week, (hopefully Loco Max types for a MINI vs NOT MINI finale.) I’m unreasonably excited about this.

CMLL (FRI) 09/12 Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Astro Boy vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Goddess, India Sioux, Princesa Blanca vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei
3) Máximo, Metalik, Mictlán vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Misterioso II
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Marco Corelone vs Lizmark Jr., Mr. Niebla, Olímpico
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Accidental hilarity
– they can’t even find another Villano to face Blue Panther the week before the mask match!
– they can’t even find Rey Bucanero to put him on the card so they can at least talk about his title match
– the point of Wagner/Niebla was….

I don’t care, they’re giving me another minis title. And they do at least have the CMLL Trios champs in a warmup match, though they’ve really got to win with V5 getting involved, right?

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