Mexico results, GDL cancelation notes, Mother’s Day Lineup changed

CMLL (FRI) 05/08 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, SuperLuchas, ESTO]
1) Astro BoyTruenoPuma KingTiger Kid
2) Arkangel de la MuerteLoco MaxSkandaloFlashPegassoRey Cometa
3) Black WarriorDragon Rojo Jr.Sangre AztecaMaximoMictlanSagrado
4) Misterioso IIMetro [lightning]
5) Hector GarzaHijo del FantasmaShocker DQ Dos Caras Jr.Ray Mendoza Jr.Texano Jr.
6) Blue PantherLa MascaraMisticoFelinoMr. NieblaNegro Casas

ESTO puts the turnout as just over 2000, a low low turnout (though more than they seem to do for a lot of Tuesday and Sunday shows.) Record has some pictures which show the ‘no one can sit next to another’ order was pretty much ignored. The article also mentions they had everyone come down to ringside so it’d look a little less awful on TV.

Earlier, I asked why La Mascara was in the main event. Turns out, it was to set up a title match. He got Negro clean with la campana and challenges were exchange for the welterweight championship, though we may be a couple weeks away from that.

I’m not exactly sure what the finish was in the semimain – I’ve seen Shocker yanking Dos’ mask for a pin and Dos getting himself DQed against Shocker. Either way, seems like the feud has switched from Dos/Hector to to Dos/Shocker.

Misterioso doesn’t get to go to Japan, but he gets to beat Metro in a bonus match! (Poor Misterioso.)

As mentioned last night, Arena Coliseo Guadalajara is staying off for two more weeks due to flu deaths in the area. Apolo Dantes says they’re canceling all shows up to and including the Tuesday May 19th show. First show back would be May 24th. Refunds are being handed out for the Friday show, which Dantes says was planned to be taped. All the wrestlers found out about the show being canceled as they were making their way there, and had to turn around and go home. SuperLuchas says Record’s show will be on June 20th, so that’s when last night’s CMLL show will be rescheduled.

Tommorrow’s show has had a some wrestlers bolted on to make up for no GDL show.

CMLL (SUN) 05/10 Arena Mexico
1) MolotovSensei vs CamorraInquisidor
2) Dark AngelMarcelaSahori vs AmapolaHirokaMima Shimoda
3) Bam BamMascarita DoradaShockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666Pequeño ViolenciaPequeño Warrior
4) La MascaraMictlanSagrado vs Black WarriorMisterioso IIShigeo Okumura
5) Hijo del FantasmaMetroValiente vs AvernoHeavy MetalTexano Jr.
6) Blue PantherMisticoShocker vs Dos Caras Jr.EphestoMephisto
7) Hector GarzaLa SombraVolador Jr. vs AtlantisRey BucaneroUltimo Guerrero

Match 4 and 6 are the new ones. I don’t think I’ve seen CMLL have seven matches before when it’s not been a tournament or something. This will clearly change what airs next weekend – no chance of the minis or women.

The Kid’s Day show has been rescheduled to “sometime this summer”

Given a couple weeks off to think about things, Averno has decided he now wants a triangle apuesta match with Mistico & Negro Casas at the Anniversary show. That’s what too much time off does to your mind. Averno would welcome Dos Jr. into Hijo del Avernos if he wants to join, but he’s not going to force anyone to join.

WWE has announced new lineups for it’s Mexico tour at the end of the month, which would confirm it’s still on. Wrestling is also on in Torreon this weekend.

Vampiro’s two latest DVDs were released in Canada. Mil Mascaras is filming a movie in Columbia, Missouri, which includes a giant explosion.

AAA looks at the careers of Nicho, Laredo Kid, and Alan Stone.

Segunda Caida ranks Villano V as #21 of 2008 and watched 04/23/09 IWRG

On second thought, no lucha libre in GDL tonight

SuperLuchas is reporting local government in Guadalajara has ordered schools closed and public events canceled until May 18th due to 3 new deaths. CMLL has canceled tonight’s Arena Coliseo Guadalajara show, and this alert would appear to mean the announced cards for Sunday and Tuesday are scraped. Next regular show would  be the Tuesday May 19th show.

No mention of the Record show being canceled yet, but it’d have to be for the same reasons. They’ll surely reschedule it (and CMLL will reschedule this show for the same date.)

Arena Puebla shows to resume Monday

Figured they would, with everyone else starting, but CMLL didn’t officially mention it yesterday. Here’s the lineup:

CMLL (MON) 05/11 Arena Puebla [peridocio digital]
1) Black Tiger & King Jaguar vs Karisma & Mr. Rafaga
2) Electrico, Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Flash, Pegasso, Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Maximo, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero

Minis are getting a lot of work. Vangelis continues to exist, a disappiontment for all. Fun fact: Okumura is supposed to be part of Pesta Negra (who knew?), so I think we’re down to just Lizmark Jr. and Vangelis as unaffilated rudos. Think about those two as a team.

Mexico, GDL previews, Porky arrested?

CMLL (FRI) 05/08 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Trueno vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Flash, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) Maximo, Mictlan, Sagrado vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, Shocker vs Dos Caras Jr., Ray Mendoza Jr., Texano Jr.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Blue Panther, La Mascara, Mistico

Previews: Notimex, ESTO, Ovaciones.

This is not a particular noteworthy show if it wasn’t The First Show Back. It is interesting to see how much they think of La Mascara; I’d expect any of the tecnicos in the semifinal over him. It’ll be all about Mistico/Negro and Dos Jr. as a rudo (momentum got stalled on that one, maybe for the best?)

The real battle is in GDL, where CMLL runs another big card to compete with the Perros/Record show:

CMLL (FRI) 05/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Angel de Oro & Angel de Plata vs Dr. X & Hooligan
2) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Saturno vs Pequeno Black Warrior, Pequeño Damian 666, Pierrothito
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Blanca
4) Mascara Dorada vs Virus [CMLL SL]
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr. vs Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero [CMLL TAG]

I think the time off makes it more likely the tecnicos are going to win, just to do the happy finishes to make people feel glad they choose to come out. Dorada should be showcased in his home town. There’s no real reason to do a title change here, but that may not stop them.

PERROS (FRI) 05/08 Guadalajara
1) Rabia & Ritual vs Kunami & Pesadilla
2) Celestial & Cosmico vs Mr. Aguilita & Pequeno Halloween
3) Histeria, Psicosis, X-Fly vs Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila [ladder]
4) Intocable, Olimpico, Super Porky vs Cibernetico, Head Hunter I, Super Crazy
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Card subject to change (see below.) If Wagner actually loses clean, then I’d believe he’s really on his way out of here.

Ovaciones also mentioned that IWRG will be back running Arena Naucalpan on 05/14 (Navarros vs Fuerza/Juvi/Dr. Cerebro!) and 05/17 (the Traumas/Gemelos relevos suicida rescheduled match), but they’re not sure when they’re running Xochimilco.

Luchando Libre says Brazo de Plata spent the night in jail. I’m not sure why from the article; it mentions AAA says Porky breached his contract, but can they put you in jail for that in Mexico?

DJ Spectro looks at Brazo de Plata vs Ultraman.

Box Y Lucha has a video piece on Billy Boy opening his own gym.

Cesar looks at the real list of AAA departures

Dos de Tres’ cover photographer has a great page of photos his website.

WagnerMania links to video of Vamp vs Electro vs Zorro vs Wagner.

Segunda Caida watched IWRG 04/16/09.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

05/18 AAA TV Lineup (Leon)

AAA TV (MON) 05/18 Domo de la Feria de Leon
1) Billy Boy, Decnnis, El Brazo vs Argenis, Gato Eveready, Pimpinela Escarlata
2) Laredo Kid vs Alan Stone [AAA Cruiser, SF]
3) Jack Evans vs Extreme Tiger [AAA Cruiser, SF]
4) Alex Koslov vs Nicho el Millionario [AAA Cruiser, SF]
5) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz vs Dr. Wagner Jr., La Parka Jr., Super Fly
6) Latin Lover, Marco Corleone, Mesias vs Chessman, Electro Shock, Kenzo Suzuki

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#889)
Mexico: 05/24
US: 06/13

You know, Thursday are usually slow days. Not today. I think I’m thrown off by the hustle and bustle of having actual lucha libre shows to discuss.

This is attempt three at the Latin Lover/Marco Corleone teaming. First time, Latin missed the show. Last time, the swine flu canceled the show. I do’t know what’s going to happen here.

Mostly, it looks like a poor show to be a rudo. Even if there’s a fluke at the Black Family win the semimain, there’s zero chance they’d actually beat that group of tecnicos (even with Super Fly involved.) Main event is not really a lot better.

I’d heavily favor all the guys on the left side of the cruiserweight tournament matches.

I don’t know how Billy’s going to manage being in a match no involving an Apache.

No Konnan and Vampiro in action, hooray. Konnan is still supposed to be there, booo.

CMLL DF to start running shows on Friday (lineups)

YAY! I love CMLL being back in all their crazy ways, including updating the Arena Mexico events page and neglecting to actually include Friday’s lineups. Luckily, the hi5 page has it:

CMLL (FRI) 05/08 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Trueno vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Flash, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) Maximo, Mictlan, Sagrado vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, Shocker vs Dos Caras Jr., Ray Mendoza Jr., Texano Jr.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Blue Panther, La Mascara, Mistico

You know, I don’t like the chances of the Black Plague in the first show back from the swine flu. Doesn’t seem like it’d be their night. (Or Virus in GDL, sadly.)

CMLL TV should now be expected to have the top 3 now, of course.

CMLL (SUN) 05/10 Arena Mexico
1) MolotovSensei vs CamorraInquisidor
2) Dark AngelMarcelaSahori vs AmapolaHirokaMima Shimoda
3) Bam BamMascarita DoradaShockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666Pequeño ViolenciaPequeño Warrior
4) Hijo del FantasmaMetroValiente vs AvernoHeavy MetalTexano Jr.
5) Hector GarzaLa SombraVolador Jr. vs AtlantisRey BucaneroUltimo Guerrero

Dark Angel (still here!), Marcela, Amapola, Hiroka, both Doradas, Bam Bam, Warrior, Damian, Volador, Sombra, and Atlantis are all working Friday in Guadalajara and then coming back for this show; that’s about half the lineup, 12. Coincidentally (or not), 12 guys go the other way, from working DF on Friday to GDL Sunday.

Top 3 will air on one or the other MVS shows next weekend. I’m okay with either segunda airing, actually. (You may differ.)

Tickets are all 40 pesos for both shows just Sunday. I think everyone’s going to have a hard time drawing at first, because I think people are more unsure if the flu scare is really over than they are anxious to get out (and I’m sure we’ll be seeing flu masks in crowd shots for months to come), so doing these as cheap shows makes sense.

SuperLuchas has the Tuesday lineup as well, and mentions the buildings will not be allowed to be more 50% full for the moment.

CMLL (TUE) 05/12 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Metalico vs Apocalipsis & Zayco
2) Estrella Magica, Lady Apache, Lluvia vs Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Shockercito, Tzuki, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Pequeno Damian 666, Pequeno Universo 2000, Pierrothito
4) Maximo, Metro, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Estrella Magica’s debut. Tzuki wrestles!

GDL restarting, DF not restarting yet, Nitro

LINEUPS! If only they weren’t just for GDL. The Friday show appears unchanged, so starting with Sunday:

CMLL (SUN) 05/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata vs Artillero, Polvora, Super Comando
3) Flash, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo
4) Black Warrior, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura vs La Mascara, Mictlan, Sagrado
5) Blue Panther, Mistico, Shocker vs Dos Caras Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto

CMLL’s only done full DF card in GDL for special shows. Unless the Perros are running another show on Sunday, I think this is more about getting their DF guys an extra booking and seems to indicate Sunday’s Arena Coliseo show is not happening. They wouldn’t be sending the undercard guy to GDL if they could just book them nearby.

CMLL (TUE) 05/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Milenio
2) Idolo vs Virgo
3) Casanova vs Rey Trueno
4) Angel de Oro & Angel de Plata vs Arkangel de la Muerte & Skandalo
5) La Mascara & Mascara Dorada vs Black Warrior & Virus
6) Mictlan, Sagrado, Shocker vs Atlantis, Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero

This is more like usual.

A lot of articles mention Friday’s GDL card as resumption of (CMLL) lucha libre, but ESTO‘s adds CMLL is planning a press conference tomorrow morning to explain what their plans are for running shows in DF. I don’t think they’d run a show with a two day turnaround, so perhaps the Tuesday show on the 12th is the restart date. (This would screw MVS, who’d have no footage for a third week for the Guerreros del Ring shows.)

Did I miss any followup to the “Arena Mexico and Arena Coliseo DF will be inspected for damage, post-earthquake” story? I’m guessing there’s was none or little and so there was no followup, and I guess we’d find out different tomorrow.

Arena Solidaridad will not run this weekend, but will start shows on 05/17.

Ovaciones talks to Nitro, who’s still months away from coming back from his knee injury.

They’re running again today in Laguna, with the usual Thursday night show at AOL.

Charlotte Observer has photos from the Cindo de May Lucha Va Voom show in LA.

Mini Charly Manson will be out 3 to 6 months due to a knee injury. This is going to seriously hurt the momentum of the AAA minis division.

Cinemania previews the AAA movie, though there’s not a lot new here.

SuperLuchas posts a Televisa PSA featuring Amapola. SuperLuchas is now selling some Rey Bucanero gear.

Cesar rates Hijo de Lizmark and his lack of confidence.

LuchaWorld has Robert on 52MX 03/22 and 03/29/08, ACM 08/19/07 & 09/04/07 and KrisZ’s news update.

indy (SAT) 05/23 Coliseo Centenario de Torreon [El Siglo de Torreon
1) Bella Rubi & Sexy Piscis vs Dulce Paola & Sexy Libra
2) Cosmico & La Parkita vs Halloween & Mr. Aguilita
3) Flor Metalica & Josseline vs Lady Warrior & Mujer Demente
4) Olimpico vs Damian 666, Intocable, Super Crazy, X-Fly, Mr. Aguila [mask, hair, cage]
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Cibernetico

This should look familiar; it was scheduled for 05/01.

05/09-10 Lucha Times

box. Another easy week, and not much useful outside AAA.

AAA US: Wagner’s first AAA match, with Mesias vs Lider/Nicho, plus Alan/Escoria and Tiger/Crazy in tournament matches.

This is the first taping after the cast knew of Abismo’s death; all of you who are following this show on YouTube have a better idea than people like myself who just wait for on TV, but I’d think some tribute might turn up here. I’ve been catching up on the last three episodes of AAA this week (I got to Lider/Nicho and lost the will to go on) and it’s startling to go from the Rey de Reyes show dedicated to Abismo to the follow up shows where he’s completely unacknowledged. It’s a circumstance of when these were taped, but it doesn’t make it less weird for Abismo to become a non-person in one week.

AAA MEX: AAA helps out here: the Las Vegas taping will air, meaning Cibernetico returns to AAA TV for the first time since Guerra de Titanes. That actually works out pretty well if, say, Cibernetico ends up being a surprise memeber of AAA’s team at TripleMania. I forgot we had results from the Vegas taping: it’s Psycho Circus vs Parka/Marco/Vamp in the main event, Mesias vs Electro, Charly/Ciber vs Lider/Ozz, Crazy/Super Fly vs Jack/Teddy and Fabi/Octagon/Pimpi vs Decnnis/Mari/Mini Abismo

FOX/LATV/52MX/CMLL TV/Cadena3: reruns and such. Even if CMLL runs on Sunday, those matches won’t turn up until next week.

Don’t forget that LATV has changed it’s schedule – the new episode (which won’t be this week) is the same, but the reruns are moved around. I’ve never gotten a correct programming grid on my system, so I need to change around some manual recordings.

In other things that maybe only matter to me: thank god someone finally fixed the picture on Galavision (or someone between me and Galavision fixed their problem, it’s the same to me.) It’s so much better, like a real network.

I really should start to figure out the Veo lineups for this.

updated AAA TV taping schedule

AAA’s posted about the new plans.

Here’s the lineup, and it’s a busy stretch of four tapings in two weeks.

05/18 Leon
05/21 Aguascalientes – rescheduled from 04/30, but new (unknown) lineup
05/25 Tlaxcala
05/30 Acapulco

and then TripleMania. Before the swine flu, there was a taping in Hidalgo after Acapulco, and I’m not sure if that’s been rescheduled or just omitted. By replacing Hidalgo with Aguascalintes, TripleMania’s air date is not pushed back (starting 06/28 in Mexico and 07/18 in the US), though Tlaxcala and Acapulco fall back a week. Not that it matters, since we don’t know what’s meant to be on them.

Edit: I’ve lost track somewhere along the lines, but if I add it up correctly, TripleMania starts 06/21 and 07/17, a week earlier than I had them previously. Unless plans change again.

No word if the Lucha Libre Expo show is still planned to be taped, but we’ve got a couple weeks to figure that one out.

AAA also updated the cruiserweight tournament, which is being compressed due to the cancellations. The Leon taping will feature all three semifinals: Alex vs Nicho, Alan vs Laredo and Jack and Extreme Tiger having a rematch to settle the tie. The winners meet for the title on 05/21.

The winner of Jack & Tiger is the clear favorite. If that winner wasn’t seen as necessary for the final (at least at the moment), they would just eliminate both of them and move on with one less match to worry about. It’s also clear that those in the final are already penciled in other (more important) matches for TripleMania and even the weeks leading up to it, or there’d be no need to rush it.