03/25 AAA TV Results

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AAA TV (SUN) 03/25 Plaza de Toros de Tula, Hidalago [triplea.com]
1) Gallego & Mr. Cóndor b Chiva Rayada I & Chiva Rayada II
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Psicosis b Alan, Billy Boy, Decnnis
3) Cinthia Moreno, Faby Apache, Miss Janeth, Rossy Moreno, Sexi Star, Tiffany b Estrellita, Joseline, La Chola, La Diabolica, La Hechicera, Lady Rabbit, Lola Gonazlez, Martha Villalobos, Mujer Demente, Vicki Carranza [Reina de Reinas, semifinal]
4) Alan Stone, Hator, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido b Alberije, Intocable, Oriental, Zorro
5) Tiffany b Cinthia Moreno and Fabi Apache and Miss Janeth and Rossy Moreno and Sexi Star [Reina de Reinas, final]
6) Kenzo Suzuki b Cibernetico and La Parka Jr. [bull terrier]

Airs
Mexico: 04/08
US: 04/24
(I think I’ve got these right now. Links are to full TV listings.)

Looks like Nicho is indeed done with the company (for now). No mention of him was made in the results. Kenzo replaced him in the main event. Cibernetico and La Parka tried to get along, but it all fell apart again. Pres Roldan may have suspended both of them for a month. That’s kinda rough.

The Guapos now have their own mascot, Guapito. I wonder if it’s a red monkey. (No pictures yet.) Scorpio Jr. and Guapito wasted no time in starting a feud with Alebrije and Cuije.

The Reina de Reinas final was six women this year, probably so they could get all three Brujas in against three other people. Not three pople who got along – Sexi Star and Faby are still feuding. Faby beat Sexi, Cinthia defeated Rossy, Janeth beat Cinthia, Fabi beat Janeth, and Tiffany beat Fabi, with some help from Sexi Star. Tiffany’s now a four time Reina de Reinas winner.

Billy Boy was not in the mood for fighting, which is kinda bad when you have a match. This caused the loss, and also seemed to cause the break up of the Barrio Boys, though it may not be officially over yet.

Next Taping: 04/01

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CMLL FSE #33

taped 03/18

Mogur and Leono wasn’t anything. Neither guy seems good enough to carry long stretches of match, and that was even apparently in a seven minute match. You’d hope Mogur would have something beside doing the same sequence of big moves for near falls in the first fall and the third fall. Crowd was respectful of the match, but not really caring about it. Hope Mogur got his hair cut totally later on – I think I remember seeing it cut later on, but I can’t stumble across a photo right now.

Opener was nothing to write about.

CAN52 wins this week! I guess I should watch AAA to compare, but…I think I’m doing my taxes tommorow.

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03/26: Coliseo, Queretaro, Monterrey

CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 03/25 Arena Coliseo [ovaciones, CMLL]
1) Bracito de Oro & Shockercito b Fire & Sombrita
2) Luna Magica, Marcela, Princesa Blanca b Medussa, Mima Shimoda, Rosa Negra
3) Jeque, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura b Metro, Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera
4) Damián 666, Halloween, Mr. Águila b Leono, Máscara Sagrada, Mictlan
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Místico DQ el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Terrible

Perro fouled Mistico to lose the main event, and then pulled his mask. There’s a photo of unmasked Mistico, but it’s so small, I’m not sure if they blurred his face. Looks like they didn’t, if I had to guess. Pretty strange either way.

Jeque fouled Stuka Jr., so that indeed is the random feud. Women’s match was a three falls match, which CMLL’s recap says is the first for the women since they’ve been brought back. Not sure I would’ve picked that crew to be first, but whatever.

indy (FRI) 03/16 Arena Queretaro [Knotty @ el martiente]
1) Aviador b Estrella Dorada
2) Dragon de Oriente I & Dragon de Oriente II b Atomico & Espiritu Negro
3) Toro & Ursus b Corsario & Flecha
4) Black Terry, El Hijo del Diablo, Shu el Guerrero b Batman, Hombre Arana, Robin
5) Electro Shock & Mil Mascaras b El Hijo del Solitario & Negro Navarro

They had a moment for Black Shadow before the semimain. When everyone was walking to the back, Hijo del Diablo got into an argument with Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Platino, who were just here hanging out (I guess.) After the semimain, the Brazos came back up and teased a future match.

CMLL (TUE) 03/20 Arena Queretaro [Knotty @ el martiente]
1) Alasthor b Sindrome
2) Felino & Principe Valiente b Nitro & Sangre Azteca
2) Espiritu Negro & Skandalo b Lince I & Lince II
3) Hiroka & Mima Shimoda b Luna Magica & Sahori
3) Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween b Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.

Next show is 04/10 with Rayo Jr.

indy (TUE) 03/27 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Rey Morgan vs Jimmy Navarro
2) Angel Negro vs Erin Snake
3) Ultraman Jr. vs Ejecutor
4) Konnan King vs Huracan Ramriez Jr.
5) Pancho Tequila vs Super Konan
6) Nygma vs Silver Cat

VATOS LOCOS COLLIDE! This will draw 12 people.

Luchas 2000 #361 has CMLL’s side of the Santo split.

This is the “has Nicho left AAA already?” thread on Box Y Lucha. The story is he had a public argument with Roldan, and noshowed the last two TV tapings because he bookings elsewhere. I think we’d be able to tell, if AAA would actually share results of their shows.

CMLL photographer Rosalio Vera Franco is exhibting her photography on Thursday at Club Fotografico de Mexico.

Today in Quito, Ecuador, there will be a lucha show with Ricky Banderas, Savio Vega, Orlando Jordan and Rikishi. It’s being promoted by WWE Spanish commentator Hugo Savinovich.

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GdR #70

aired 03/24, taped 03/16, 03/18

Thought this was a good show this week. Main event was fun – not a great match, but enjoyable. Women’s trios was fine – Luna Magica was awful on the first time she was in (that we saw) but things picked up from there. Nothing really meaningful here, they didn’t even seem to play up Mistico/Ultimo fighting here and teaming later (not that they ever do), but a good hour. The Bucanero segments were even okay.

It’s nice to have a break from the Mexico segunda guys.

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03/25: IWRG, Dos Leyenda, FSE

On Friday’s Figure Four Daily, Vampiro said he and CMLL talked things thru, and he expects to back in the promotion in June. He plans on working a limited schedule.

That Vampiro interview was quite something. It’s worth $7.95 for it – heck, it almost was worth $79.95.

IWRG

IWRG (THU) 03/22 Arena Naucalpan
1) Comando Gama b Aguila Oriental
2) King Boy & Puma King b Sadico & Supremo Jr.
3) Black Terry, Fantasma de la Ópera, Peligro b Ave Fenix, Freelance, Kid Tiger
4) Kraneo, Pierroth Jr., Veneno b Astro Boy, Kai, Leono
5) Alex Koslov, El Hijo del Solitario, Negro Navarro DQ Bestia Salvaje, Damián 666, Masada

Yamato was supposed to be in the semimain, but Veneno gave him a martiente before the match, and that was the end of Yamato. See the neck brace over there. I’m guessing this guy’s AJPW trainee Hiroshi Mihara and Kai is Atsushi Sakai, but I may have that backwards.

In the main Damian fouled Koslov, but Solitario pulled the ref and counted himself, which got Damian to stop covering. Solitario then faked a foul for the win.

Ovaciones says Dos Leyenda will start rotating around each year, honoring Luttertoh and another random legend. This would be entirely sensible if we didn’t know the actual inspiration for this change.

Ovaciones also says tickets for that show will be up any second now on ticketmaster – looking right now, they’re still not.

Accion wasn’t on at it’s normal time this week, and the next replay isn’t till 4 AM. I’ll add it tomorrow if I remember.

CMLL on FSE has:
03/18 Coliseo: Alex Koslov, La Mascara, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
03/18 Coliseo: Leono vs Mogur [hair]

You know, you haven’t really seen the Burger King till you’ve seen him playing three card monty in Spanish.

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2006 Tapatia Awards Ballot

For more information, read the 2006 Tapatia Awards Information

Please cut and paste the following ballot to luchaawards@thecubsfan.com. Do not post your ballot in this or any thread. E-MAIL THE BALLOT.

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2006 Tapatia Award Information

Hi!

This is the third Tapatia awards, designed to honor the best in lucha libre over the past year. We encourage all fans to vote, and let their voice be heard on the previous twelve months of Mexican lucha libre. This year of voting will cover the calendar year 2006. Matches are eligible if they were TAPED in 2006, regardless of when they aired.

This year, we’ve changed the awards to ten categories.

Voting will be held from March 24th to April 8th, subject to change. One ballot per person. Send completed ballots to (and only to) luchaawards@thecubsfan.com. Ballots sent to other addresses or posted may not be counted.

Scoring: Categories with first thru third voting will give 5 points for first, 3 points for second, 2 points for third. Categories with first thru sixth voting will give 17 points for first, 12 points for second, 8 points for third, 5 points for fourth, 3 points for fifth and 2 points for second. TIE VOTES ARE NOT ALLOWED. There will be a quiz on this later.

Any match in any location using the Mexican lucha libre style are eligible to be included. Shows in the US and elsewhere using this style are included. Japanese lucha libre promotions such as Michinoku Pro are not included, but Japanese tours by Mexican lucha libre promotions are included. Female and mini wrestlers are eligible for all categories, unless otherwise specified.

Quick descriptions of the awards:
1) Best Wrestler – top wrestler over the last year.
2) Best Match – please include dates, location where possible
3) Best Tecnico – greatest good guy
4) Best Rudo – for the entertaining evil-doers
5) Best Female – women only. Sorry, no exoticos.
6) Best Unit – tags, trios, atomicos, other groups – must’ve been a team in 2006
7) Best Promotion/Territory – CMLL, AAA, IWRG, AULL, “the group that runs Arena Coliseo Monterrey” or other – specific enough so we can identify a group
8) Best Rivalry – most interesting/exciting/entertaining feud. Can be person vs person, or people vs people.
9) Most Improved – wrestler who stepped up their game the highest from 2005
10) Most Underutilized – wrestler who’s deserving of more attention from both the promotion and the fans

I (thecubsfan) am the sole dictator of the awards, and my decisions will be final.

Please cut and paste the ballot to luchaawards@thecubsfan.com . Do not post your ballot in this thread.

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03/24: Mexico, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 03/23 Arena Mexico [Alvin @ el Martiente, ovaciones]
1) Mini Olímpico & Último Dragoncito b Mini Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Leono, Máximo, Sagrado b Hirooki Goto, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura
3) Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II
4) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila b Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS]
5) Lizmark Jr., Marco Corelone, Místico DQ Black Warrior, Olímpico, Universo 2000

First fall was rudo DQ for excessive beatdown, second fall was Mascara Ano 2000 running in for the DQ. Obviously the idea is Corleone gets all kinda of worked over to set up the big comeback next week, but it made for a poor main event this week. They teased Mistico and Lizmark not getting along, but very slightly. Perro low blowed Atlanbtis and Ultimo in the final fall of the title match, and he and Hector got the pins.

Alvin also posted Tuesday’s lineup

CMLL (TUE) 03/27 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Angel Azteca Jr., Explosivo vs Carrona, Zayco
2) Tzuki, Shockercito, Electrico vs Mini Damian 666, Mini Halloween, Mini Mr. Aguila
3) La Mascara, Virus, Texano Jr. vs Hirooki Goto, Okumura, Ohara
4) Lady Apache vs Amapola [CMLL WOMEN]
5) Shocker, Rey Bucanero, Heavy Metal vs Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Misterioso Jr.
6) Averno vs Dr. Wagner Jr.

Huh. This is the most interesting Tuesday card in a while. Figured Avenro pinning Wagner was leading to something, but not a singles match. Why do they keep booking Shocker in matches? It’s not going to work out! I think the women’s match is scheduled the best for all of – I get the feud to move on in some measure, and you get no chance of it airing on TV. I presume Electrico is an Electro Shock mini, and that can’t be a good idea. Though it makes sense he’s teaming with Shockericto. CMLL.com talks about Angel Azteca Jr., and notably doesn’t say he’s Angel Azteca’s son – but if he’s just some guy who bought the gimmick, why is he being rushed on to a card?

Friday is the PPV lineup, and there are no changes there.

CMLL (SUN) 04/01 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Rayo Tapatio I, Rayo Tapatito II vs Messala, Caligula
2) Ultimo Dragocnito, Tzuki, Mini Olimpico vs Mini Halloween, Mini Damian 666, Mini Mr. Aguila
3) Virus, Stuka Jr., Leono vs Loco Max, Dr. X, Jeque
4) Shocker, Heavy Metal, Mascara Sagrada vs Olimpico, Misterioso II, Mascara Ano 2000
5) LA Park, Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Damian 666, Halloween

GdR has
03/16 Mexico: Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Sahori
03/18 Coliseo: Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr., Mistico b Black Warrior, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero
and a look at Rey Bucanero’s house.

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CMLL on FSE #6 (09/17/06)

for Victor, and if there’s anyone else who noticed, the links should be working these posts

taped 09/10/06

This is a show completely wrecked by clipping – you lose the finish of the first match, and the first fall of the second match.

We – or I, at least – see the rudos in the opener plenty, but the Tigres don’t make TV that much (and neither really does Stuka, as we move on), so it would’ve been fun to see their comebacks.

Main event had some good parts, but the indelible memory is Averno reaching and missing for that inside cradle, since that flash pin was supposed to set up the challenge, I’d think. It could’ve been worse, but you expect better from those two.

TV Update: I gave in and got the Latino package, though I may change my mind later. Theoretically, I’ll continue to have recaps on the CAN52 and add the FSE shows, but we’ll see.

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03/23: Mexico change, AULL, Tijuana

Ovaciones notes a change in tonight’s lineup…

CMLL (FRI) 03/23 Arena Mexico
1) Mini Olimpico & Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mini Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Leono, Maximo, Sagrado vs Goto, Ohara, Okumura
3) Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II
4) Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero vs Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila, Perro Aguayo Jr. [CMLL TRIOS]
5) Marco Corelone, Mistico, Shocker vs Black Warrior, Olimpico, Universo 2000

Little late in the week to suddenly be making the semifinal a title match, but that’s what we’ve got. CMLL’s been pushing the idea of Sangre getting called up to the big leagues here and having a change to stick with GdA if he performs well – I think winning the trios titles would qualify. (Though I’m betting against a title change.)

Alexis put the poster for next week’s Dos Leyendas show here. Note that with Santo split from CMLL, they’ve changed one of the legends. Tickets are $5 to $27.

AULL (SAT) 03/17 Arena Lopez Mateos [the gladiatores]
1) Chico de Barrio b Aguila Azteca
2) Angel de Fuego & Euforia b Syka & Yakuza
3) Tortuguillo Ninja I, Tortuguillo Ninja II, Tortuguillo Ninja III b Mini Angel, Mini Demonio, Mini Rebelde
4) Ogun, Robin Maravilla, Terry 2000 b Conde Bartok, Negro Navarro, Psicopata
5) Alex Koslov, Hijo de Lizmark, Villano III b Black Warrior, Okumura, Satanico

Lizmark Jr. was LATE, so they had a break to wait for him. Dandy did commentary and teased fights with Satanico and Villano III (the IWRG fued) after the match. The AULL Tag Team Tournament ends on 03/31

AULL (SAT) 03/31 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Hermano Muerte I & Hermano Muerte II vs Samba & Venum
2) Dr. Karonte I & Dr. Karonte Jr. vs Sasaky & Yakuza
3) Pierroth Jr., Sadico, Satanico vs El Dandy, Gallo Tapado Jr., Ultimo Gladiador
4) Cerebro Negro & Fantasma de la Opera vs Epidemia & Robin Maravilla and Dravek I & Dravek II [AULL TAG, FINAL]
5) Hiroka & Mima Shimoda vs Dark Angel & India Sioux
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mistico vs Mr. Aguila & Perro Aguayo Jr.

First person to figure out the brackets for this tag tournament wins.

Veneno and Diablo sing the US anthem

indy (SAT) 03/17 Deportivo Moctezuma [The Gladiatores]
1) Celestial b Incognito
2) Trauma I & Trauma II b Ninja de Fuego & Puma King
3) Avisman & Bacteria b Freelance & Kid Tiger
4) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Negro Navarro
5) Felino, Heavy Metal, Spiderman b Hijo de Diablo, Veneno, Villano IV

Ovaciones has a story about Super Crazy in it’s print edition, but it doesn’t appear uploaded. ESTO has an article seemingly about Super Crazy, but the text is the Arena Mexico preview. Conspiracy!

indy (FRI) 03/23 Auditorio de Tijuana Lineup
5) Damian 666, Halloween, Terrible vs Fobia, Angel Mensajero, Psycho

This is a commission run charity show for the local asylum.

More Santo vs the Enemies of the Sea articles – ESTO, Cambio Sonora, Todito. EHUI has a general Santo article.

Wrestlers in Tuxtla Gutierrez are trying to get their new local Comision de Lucha Libre certified by the national commission. They’ve split from the boxing commission. (El Heraldo de Chiapas)

Pulso SLP talks to Rossy Moreno, Princesa Blanca, Marcela, and Martha Villalobos about women in lucha libre.

La Voz has an article about updated version of Guerrera de Titanes in Argentina, calling itself 100% Lucha.

The Gladiatores posted edition #34 today. I want to point you to the IWRG 03/15 show – scroll down to the semimain, and look at all the empty seats.

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