02/14: Nicho back in CMLL?, Vampiro, lineups

In a newspaper interview, Nicho says he’d like to get back into CMLL again. LA Park got him in last time, and they’re hoping to do that again. Nicho says he left AAA because he wanted more pay if he was going to do extreme matches. That actually sounds reasonable. Nicho was also unhappy with the people chosen for the Familia group – he wanted larger and more experienced guys than Extreme Tiger. Nicho talks about returning to CMLL as if it’s already a fact, so either he’s confusingly referring to spots shows or he’s announced something before CMLL has.

AAA (WED) 02/13 Polideportivo de la BUAP [morgan_alebrije @ box y lucha]
1) Billy Boy & el Ángel b Gran Apache & Pirata Morgan Jr.
2) Estrellita, Mascarita Sagrada 2007, May Flowers b Fabi Apache, Mini Chessman, Polvo de Esterllas
3) Aero Star & Rey Cometa DQ Extreme Tiger & Halloween
4) Alan Stone, El Alebrije, Octagón b Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis II
5) Electroshock, Kenzo Suzuki, Zorro b Cibernetico, El Elegido, La Parka Jr.

La Parka Jr. was a surprise, he’s now even working shows they didn’t advertised him on. Electro replaced X-Pac, and Zorro might have hurt his knee. Tiger tossed his mask to Aero Star for the DQ. Sounds like a full hose.

triplea.com.mx hypes Cibernetico‘s return tomorrow.

Vanguardia writes about the celebrities involved on Tuesday’s Arena Coliseo Monterrey. RFC says Ricardo Elizondo, nephew of the ACM promoter, is the new Nuevo Leon Box Y Lucha commissioner.

A two time Police Officer Of The Year has been arrested for exorting money from vendors outside Arena Mexico.

The Dead Sleep Easy, starting Vampiro airs in Toronto this weekend. It’s a sequel to Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, which is the best name for a movie ever.

CMLL (THU) 02/14 Arena Isabel de Cuervanaca
1) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Valiente
2) Grey Shadow & Místico vs Averno & Último Guerrero

There’s another data point. The trios match was a rematch from two weeks ago, where challenges were made for this to be a title match. Not sure if it actually will be, though that seems to be trend.

AAA (SUN) 02/17 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [triplea.com.mx, RFC]
1) Rossy Moreno vs Estrellita vs La Hechizera
2) ?, Billy Boy, Sangre Chicana vs Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Psicosis II
3) El Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata, Super Porky vs Extreme Tiger, Halloween, Zorro

CMLL (SUN) 02/17 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon [RFC]
1) Arkangel de la Muerte, Rey Hechicero, Skandalo vs Starman, Súper Nova, Tigre Universitario

CMLL (MON) 02/18 Arena Puebla [cmll]
1) Blue Center & SWAT vs Mr. Rafaga & Zigma
2) Furia Chicana, Negro Navarro, Veneno vs Asturiano, Centella de Oro, Tigre Rojo
3) Mascarita Dorada, Tzuki, Último Dragoncito vs Halloween, Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Damian 666
4) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs La Máscara, Máscara Púrpura, Valiente [MEX TRIOS]
5) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Shocker vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Texano Jr.

3 and 4 are matches. Didn’t see results from Monday’s show, but you can kinda guess how things went.

CMLL (THU) 02/21 Plaza de Toros de Cancun [warriorxtremevip @ box y lucha]
1) Amapola & Dark Angel vs Marcela & Princesa Sujei
2) Sangre Azteca vs Máximo [MEX WELTER]
3) Máscara Púrpura, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Valiente
4) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Terrible vs Dr. Wagner Jr., LA Park, Marco Corelone

Maybe they’re setting up the MEX Trios match here too. Either I read the opener wrong or it’s a women’s parajes incredible.

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02/15-17 Lucha Times

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Based on the last few weeks and other chatter, it seems like CMLL’s divvied up the DF shows, one per network

Tuesday: CadenaTres
Friday: Televisa
Sunday: MVS (FSE/CAN52)
nothing: Azteca

There hasn’t been much of one taping showing up on others lately.

FSE-US: Another week of two shows. They do not have a new episode listed for Friday, which will leave this show still one week lagged behind. Still, a little more is better than nothing.

FSE FRIDAY: Volador vs Perro Jr., which I’m really amped to see. I know there’s a chance this is nothing more than Perro getting by, but I’m hoping for much better. This is Volador’s tenth anniversary match, and maybe the first time he’s had a singles main event in this sort of arena. I expect him to be very motivated. If this is what I think it is, I’ll probably rip it to DailyMotion over the weekend.

FSE SUNDAY: This is much more normal – 12 guys, all kinda just killing time.

AAA US: Stuff from 2008! Wow. Vipers leadership drama in the main event, Halloween/Chesman in the semimain.

CAN52: not sure how Sunday’s getting split up this week, but I’m guessing Super Comando & Astro Boy (and also Mistico, LA Park, and a self destructing rudo team) are on this show.

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02/12: Mexico, GDL lineups

CMLL (TUE) 02/12 Arena Mexico
1) Sombra de Plata & Trueno b Angel Perverso & Ciber Black
2) Godess, Luna Mágica, Sahori b Amapola, La Seductora, Rosa Negra
3) Fabián el Gitano, Mictlán, Stuka Jr. DQ Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico
4) Felino, La Máscara, Valiente b Ephesto, Misterioso II, Virus
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Shocker b Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Terrible

Tecnicos won the main event clean. Semimain was said to be good. Tecnicos took the tercera in straight falls, Infernales yanking ALL of the tecnicos masks to get the second fall DQ. I guess if you’re going to lose, lose with style. Satanico told Reforma (via Jazzo) this outcomes proves the Infernales are “simply better”. They’re going to ride their rudoness to the top.

indy (TUE) 02/12 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
2) Mini Gato Volador & Mini Tigre Universitario b Mini 5X & Mini Hator
3) Bengaly, Galactar, Titanic b Golden Boy, Rey Demonio Jr., Simbolo
4) Diluvio Negro II & Gitano b Chamaco Becerra & Tiger Universitario
5) 5X, Dama de Hierro, Freedom 3X, Kaoma Jr., Rey Apostol b Anibal el Vampiro, Ares, Facundo, Vampiro 2008

Notimex writes about Friday’s changed lineup without noting it’s a new lineup.

CMLL (TUE) 02/19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Golden vs Azazel
2) Virgo vs Fraile de la Muerte
3) Lider vs Destroyer
4) Metal Blanco vs Mr. Trueno
5) Casanova vs Toxico
6) Gallo vs Cien Caras Jr.
7) Alex Koslov vs Tony Rivera, Leono, Leon Blanco, Texano Jr., Malefico, Infierno, Máscara Mágica [cage, hair, mask]

Unless I’m forgetting something, Leon Blaco seems to be only local tecnico involved. He’s a masked guy, so I think he’s winning this.

CMLL (SUN) 02/17 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Milenio vs Thunder Boy
2) Ebola vs Danger (Gudalajara)
3) Metatron & Nube Roja vs Depredador & Exterminador
4) Gallo, Metalik, Tony Rivera vs Diamante Negro, Misterioso II, Rey Trueno
5) Angel Blanco Jr. vs Máximo [WWA MIDDLE]
6) Dos Caras Jr., La Máscara, Sagrado vs Cien Caras Jr., Mephisto, Universo 2000

CMLL.com actually lists that as a UWA title match. I don’t think anyone should have to remember what title Angel Blanco Jr. has (unless Averno beats him to create his own triple crown.)

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quick news notes

if this is up right, the upgrade is working. Working for you, anyway, it’s all messed up on this side of the interface. Need to refresh or something.

Forgot to include this morning:

– During an online audio interview Juvi said X-Pac had recently tried to commit suicide. PWTorch quotes Sean Waltman (scroll down to Monday’s entry) saying he accidentally mixed anti-depressants and alcohol. Either way, WWE extended an offer to pay for rehab for any of it’s ex-wrestlers, and X-Pac’s taking them up on it right now. I wouldn’t expect to see him on upcoming tapings.

– Updated card on CMLL.com

CMLL (FRI) 02/15 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Metálico vs Pólvora & Vaquero
2) Bam Bam, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Black Warrior, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Heavy Metal, Máximo, Sagrado vs Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
4) Alex Koslov, Grey Shadow, Marco Corelone vs Damián 666, Héctor Garza, Terrible
5) Místico, Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mephisto

Sombra and Grey Shadow swapped spots. Shadow got demoted. There’s no explanation given by CMLL, though I guess we’ve now got a Foreign Tecnico trio.

I dunno it really matters for finishes, because the semimain looks like it’s just the Perros turning on Hector again, and Garza figures on determining the main event too.

– This isn’t really news, but I notice it comes up in the RSS feeds I check every morning: David Brashear at Inside Pulse sure appears to be just rewording my stuff for his own use. I can usually tell when people do this sort of stuff (though rarely with me), because they report the also report the same errors I report.

I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to be upset about this, and I’m not for some reason. I think it’s because I feel like much of what I’m doing is also just rewording stuff written elsewhere (it takes more work when it’s another language.) And I think lucha needs more coverage, and if I can’t be bothered to do it, someone else might as well do it for me, using me.

The thing is, his report is completely without links – both to me, and to the people I’m linking to who actually wrote the original stuff. Without links, the way David Brashear is writing it currently, it’s plagiarism. This isn’t the crime of the century, but it’s still not the way to go about things, and I hope this message is enough to change things.

As far as ‘mainstream wrestling’ articles that continually pop up in my lucha RSS feeds, the far more annoying one is 411Mania’s weekly Buy or Sell article. Google news pulls it because “BUY or SELL focuses on topics like the U.S. Independent scene, Lucha Libre, Japanese Wrestling and pretty much anything else that isn’t mainstream wrestling,” is included in every edition. That’s actually a neat concept, but the reality is ROH, ROH, ROH, a bit more ROH, other people trying to do their own versions of ROH, more ROH, and occasionally some NOAH or DG when there’s some ROH crossover. Slight exaggeration, but I’m pretty sure there’s not been any lucha libre.

Maybe they should take lucha libre out of their boilerplate until they’re ready to Buy or Sell “AAA really has a plan for this Rey de Reyes tournament.” If only there was some sort of ROH/CMLL connection.

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02/12: Tampico, Monterrey

Gato Eveready/MT

Ovcaiones previews Tuesday’s Coliseo card and other events this week. The also go over the 2/10 AAA results, with not much new info. Arturo Rivera‘s column also goes over the show, mentioning Laredo Kid got strechered out after his match. Arturo also suggests CMLL find some gear for Goddess that’s not a Sexi Star copy and wonders why CMLL brought in American to push hard instead of using one of the many guys on the roster.

Arturo also mentions Nicho is (co-)promoter of this Friday’s AAA show in Tijuana.

MedioTiempo also has the same results, but they also have pictures.

IWRG (THU) 02/07 Arena Naucalpan [Estadio, via Adolfo Rivera @ el Martinete]
1) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Fantasma, Silver King b Hijo del Cien Caras, Masada, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

Ref bump set up the finish, and the finish sets up this week’s tag team match between the Wagners and the fake Capos.

AAA Corsario Blanco (SAT) 02/09 Auditorio Municipal de Tampico [El Dentista @ LMDLL]
1) Rayo Veloz & X Man b Misterio de la Muerte & Reptilius
2) Corsario Blanco, Flash (Tampico), Impulso b Arana Maligna I, Arana Maligna II, Pastro Diabolico
3) Billy Boy & La Guerrera b Gran Apache & La Diabólica
4) Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Psicosis b Black Master, Bulldozer, Okusono
5) Electro Shock & Espíritu b Cibernetico & El Elegido

AAA (SUN) 02/10 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
2) Aguila Extrema, Dranser, Scravos b Kaientai, Lord Byron, Ramses (Monterrey)
3) Rio Bravo & Tito Santana II b Iron & Principe Diamante [AAA NORTH TAG]
4) Virtual X b Euforia (Monterrey) [mask]
5) Argenis, el Ángel, La Momia b Antifaz del Norte, Guerrero Negro Jr., Sangre Chicana

This is the second mask lost for this Euforia in a year.

Reforma (via Jazzo stories)
Hector Garza says Perro apologized to him after Friday, but is generally confused and it’s either him or Averno & Mephisto. Garza thinks adding Averno & Mephisto makes the Perros too much like the Guerreros with too many members. Garza outright suggests him vs Perro in a hair match in March. I think we’re either getting that or Averno somehow taking Garza’s hair as part of the Year of Averno.
Blue Panther thinks he’s going to win Atlantis’ mask this year. It’s good to dream. Also, Panther’s ignoring Lizmark’s rematch challenges – Lizmark had his chance and lost.
Dr. Wagner is interested to be part of a multiman World Boxing Council (CMB) wrestling championship match on 03/08 in Cancun. This articles suggests either a six way match or (more likely) a trios title of some sort, but the WBC had decided not to do a combo wrestling/boxing event. I’m all sorts of confused. Anyway, Wagner’s not actually on the show but kinda campaigning to get tied up with Santo now.

Box Y Lucha #2857 has the Hector/Perro break up.

Site may be down later – I need to upgrade the blog software.

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02/10 AAA TV Results (Ixtapaluca)

Previous: 01/19 (Guanajuato), 01/26 (Puebla, 1), 02/01 (Puebla, 2)

AAA TV (SUN) 02/10 Plaza de Toros de Ixtapaluca, EdM
0) Billy Boy & Gato Eveready b Alan & Operativo
1) Aero Star, Estrellita, Fabi Apache b Gran Apache, La Diabólica, Mari Apache
2) Mini Charly Manson, Mini Dizzy, Octagoncito b Mascarita de la Muerte, Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Chessman
3) Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera, Ultimo Gladiador b Extreme Tiger, Halloween, TJ Extreme
4) Abismo Negro b Mr. Niebla
5) Intocable, Laredo Kid, Octagón DQ Decnnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
6) Kenzo Suzuki, Ron Killings, Zorro b Alan Stone, Charly Manson, El Alebrije

Zorro beat Charly clean. Really, Zorro won a clean match, by submission even. After, Chessman appeared to announce Cibernetico would be appear on the 02/15 show. Good thing Zorro got a win while he still could.

Scorpio yanked Octagon’s mask, and Piero caught him and disqualified him for doing so. Piero! Anyway, Octagon and Scorpio are apparently feuding.

Absimo beat Niebla, and Prez Roldan immediatly apppeared to announce that match did not matter at all. Abismo was not pleased. Roldan declared there’d be no new leader of the Vipers until the next taping, where the same two guys meet in a bull terrier match.

Crazy Boy made an appearance for the Mexican Powers match, though he’s still recovering. MPs won with some help from Chessman. Meanwhile, Mini Chessman turned on his rudo mini parnters, and hopefully this is the end of him being booked on rudo teams. Not much to note about the mixed match except Fabi pinned Mari, and AAA actually listed (what I presume is) the dark match opener.

Projected Air Date
Mexico: 02/17
US: 03/08

Announced Future Tapings
02/15: Auditorio Jose Maria Artega, Queretaro
02/23: Centro de Convenciones, Minatitlan
03/01: Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
03/05:
Gimnasio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi
03/09: Plaza de Toros de Texcoc, Mexico State
03/16: Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Rey de Reyes)

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02/11: Coliseo, Metal says he’s NOT going to AAA, Moody Jack says he IS going to AAA

CMLL (SUN) 02/10 Arena Coliseo [ovaciones]
1) Sensei & Trueno b Vaquero & Zayco
2) Dr. X, Hooligan, Súper Comando b Astro Boy, Metálico, Neutrón
3) Ohara, Shigeo Okumura, Virus b Fabián el Gitano, Máscara Púrpura, Mictlán
4) Alex Koslov, Blue Panther, Felino b Black Warrior, Olímpico, Satánico
5) Dos Caras Jr., LA Park, Místico b Averno, Héctor Garza, Mephisto

Rudo main event team failed to get along the whole match, but managed to take it to three falls. Averno & Mephisto beat up Garza after the match until Dos and Mistico made a save. (No LA Park, naturally. He has no friends!) Looks like Garza is going full tecnico rather than an unaligned rudo. He’s surely getting killed again on Friday, teaming up with more Perros, and it can’t be a coincidence this angle has gone down on the same week the March show was announced.

How long till they vacate the CMLL Trios titles?

Heavy Metal told Reforma (reposted by Jazzo) he has no plans to jump to AAA, and he’s happy in CMLL.

Moody Jack Melendez posted on PWRESTLING.com that he’s starting with AAA on 02/19, doing creative and production work for them. Sounds like he’s already bringing over all his friends from Puerto Rico. Yay for personal agendas.

SuperLuchas interviewed Rey Misterio before the WWE show in Guadalajara, and Rey noted Mistico copies some of his moves, though probably because CMLL wants him to (and they do.) Misterio also suggests Perro Aguayo Jr. is good enough to go the WWE and should already be there, but I have no idea how Perro would actually fit in there. Probably not well.

Latin Lover plans on going to Argentina, but has to get permission from Televisa. They’ve apparently got him under an exclusive contract, so it’s their call. Latin returns to wrestling briefly this weekend and plans to do more TV and wrestling until he’d leave in early March.

Mascara Sagrada has an offical podcast. I have no idea why.

CMLL (SAT) 02/02 Polideportivo Universitario Pachuca, Hidalgo [superluchas #250]
1) Destroyer, Emperador, Flecha b Bengala, Damian el Inmortal, Estruendo
2) Amapola b Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]
3) Celestial, Rey Bucanero, Sagrado b Mephisto, Misterioso II, Texano Jr.
4) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Místico b LA Park & Último Guerrero [pi]

CMLL (SAT) 02/09 Gimnasio Municipal Juarez [TheGame_666 @ el Martiente]
1) ?, Takeda, Trimigistro ?? Demonio Negro, Rafaga, Yankee Star
2) Marcela b Amapola [MEX WOMEN]
3) La Máscara & Mascara Purpura b Euforia & Virus
4) Crazy 33, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas b Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., LA Park, Rey Bucanero b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Texano Jr.

This was Crazy 33’s retirement show, but he says he’ll sticking around as a promoter. Perro turned on Garza again.

El Mexicano talked to Crazy 33 about the death of Babe Sharon. Sharon was dealing with diabetes before his death.

indy (SUN) 02/10 Arena Solidaridad [RFC]
1) Androide & Furor b Azteca Warrior & Dralion
2) Corazón de Barrio, Hijo de Trueno, Morvius b Apolo Estrada Jr., Black Diamond, Estrella Dorado Jr.
3) Dark Angel b Princesa Sujei
4) Sky DRAW Orquidea Negra [hair]
5) Diluvio Negro II, Super Astro, Valiente b Caifan I, Potro Jr., Rey Misterio Sr.

Sky and Orquidea Negra both lost their hair. Valiente must’ve been thrilled to be teaming with Super Astro

Three kids in Tijuana are wrestling in the street during stop lights for cash.

Only 30 people showed up for a wrestling show in Columbia, so the promoter postponed the show. Excuses given by the promoter include everyone being used to Thursday shows but this was the first Friday show (though mostly they sound completely baffeled.) Promotion waited an hour after bell time to open the door but had everyone from the locker room take pictures and sign autographs for the people who came.

A Mexican toy museum includes a lucha libre exhbit.

Lineups

CMLL LLVIP (SUN) 02/10 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon [Columbiux @ Satanico’s Mansion]
1) Beto Alcala & Sombra del Ring vs Marrullero & Voltaje Negro
2) Angel Dorado Jr. & Regio Boy vs Flecha Azul & Rey Demonio Jr.
3) Gato Volador, Principe del Oro, Rey Apostol vs Bengali, Gitano, Golden Boy
4) Flash, Oriental II, Sombra de Plata vs Calígula, Méssala, Vaquero Romo
5) Starman, Súper Nova, Tigre Universitario vs Diamante Negro, Loco Max, Rey Hechizero

Romans in Monterrey? If they’re traveling, you have to start pushing them. I think that’s the rule.

CMLL (THU) 02/14 Arena Neza
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Pólvora & Vaquero
2) Artillero & Súper Comando vs Calígula & Méssala
3) Pequeno Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito vs Mr. Aguilita, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween
4) Alex Koslov, Máximo, Shocker vs Olímpico, Rey Bucanero, Sangre Azteca

Whoever is booking Neza is doing a fantastic job (except they need Fire in Universo’s spot – a Pierroth and a Dinamita teaming up? Never!) The Militia vs Romans is literally a dream match. If they were just short on tecnicos this week, they need to be short every week.

IWRG (THU) 02/14 Arena Naucalpan
1) Angel de Oro & Soberano vs Trauma I & Trauma II
2) Freelance, Multifacético, Ultramán Jr. vs Black Terry, Ogun, Veneno
3) El Fantasma & Negro Navarro vs Black Fish & Septiembre Negro II
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver King vs Hijo del Cien Caras & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

It was noted this week on Box Y Lucha Foro, and I’m noticing it now looking at the lineups – CMLL’s stopped providing talent to IWRG. Outside of the Villanos and the Wagners (all of which consider themselves as independents and book themselves out), no one has worked the show since the promotion used Santo. That’s two less chances for CMLL guys to get booked per week and a long term relationship damaged as part of CMLL’s vendetta against Santo. I hope this pays off in some way. Not particularly holding my breath on that.

Anwyay, it looks like the Todos X El Todos guys are helping fill the gap. Black Fish is the former Fishman Jr. who switched to the name at the Santo show.

CMLL LLVIP (FRI) 02/15 Palenque Expomex, Nuevo Laredo [RFC]
1) Dralion & Morvius vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Black Diamond
2) Corazón de Barrio & Hijo de Trueno vs Androide & Pancho Tequila
3) Princesa Sujei vs Sahori
4) La Máscara, Silver Star, Valiente vs Caifan Rockero I, Sangre Azteca, Texano Jr.
5) Alex Koslov, Negro Casas, Shocker vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Nicho el Millionario

CMLL VIP (SAT) 02/16 Arena Solidaridad [RFC]
1) Dralion & Morvius vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Black Diamond
2) Corazón de Barrio & Hijo de Trueno vs Androide & Pancho Tequila
3) Princesa Sujei vs Sahori
4) La Máscara, Silver Star, Valiente vs Caifan Rockero I, Sangre Azteca, Texano Jr.
5) Alex Koslov, Negro Casas, Shocker vs Atlantis, Nicho el Millionario, Último Guerrero

NICHO? Nicho the guy who started as AAA promoter in Tijuana a half second ago? This is a record, even for him.

AULL (SAT) 02/16 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Rey Krystal & Super Panda vs Cadaver De Ultratumba & Hombre de Guerra
2) Epidemia, Robin Maravilla, Robotman vs Dr. Muerte, Heavy Boy, Ice Killer
3) Rey Krimen, Rocky Santana, Sadico, Sepulturero I vs Cerebro Maligno, Epitafio, Herejia, Judas el Traidor
4) La Sombra, Sagrado, Último Vampiro vs Averno, Ephesto, Ultimo Gladiador

IWRG (SAT) 02/16 Centro Social Municipal Zihuatanejo, Guerrero
1) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Trauma I & Trauma II
2) Katito, La Parkita, Voladorcito vs Espectrito I, Nino de la Calle, Pentagoncito
3) Fantasma de la Ópera, Freelance, Multifacético vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Nemesis IWRG
4) Ogun, Pantera, Ultramán Jr. vs Black Fish, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Veneno
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Hijo del Cien Caras [WWA HEAVY]

AULL (SUN) 02/17 Salon Quinta Paraiso, Cuautitlan Izcalli, EdM
1) Mini Tortuguillo Ninja I & Mini Tortuguillo Ninja II vs Pequeno Demonio & Pequeno Rebelde
2) Rey Krystal & Spider Boy vs Hombre de Guerra & Kivlan
3) Robin Maravilla & Super Panda vs Epitafio & Judas el Traidor
4) Psicopata, Terry 2000, Yakuza vs Rey Krimen, Sadico, Sepulturero I
5) Alex Koslov, La Sombra, Último Vampiro vs Averno, Loco Max, Rocky Santana

CMLL (SUN) 02/17 Arena Coliseo
1) Sensei & Trueno vs Méssala & Zayco
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Flash, Metálico vs Hooligan, Nitro, Ramstein
3) Dark Angel, Luna Mágica, Sahori vs Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
4) Felino, Máscara Púrpura, Valiente vs Ephesto, Olímpico, Texano Jr.
5) Marco Corelone, Negro Casas, Shocker vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero

IWRG (SUN) 02/17 Arena Naucalpan
1) Angel de Oro & Soberano vs Guerrero Inca & Semental
2) Avisman, Freelance, Star Boy vs Oficial 9111, Oficial AK-47, Oficial Fierro
3) Bogeman, Coco Verde, Cococolores vs Cerebro Negro, Cyborg, Veneno
4) ?, Multifacético, Pantera vs Black Fish, Black Terry, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000

CMLL (SAT) 03/01 Auditorio Municipal de Tampico [DR.COLOSO.IV @ box y lucha]
1) Chuntaro & DASH vs Aborto & Mensajero de la Muerte
2) Darling Boy & Iron Boy vs Aejandro Montana Jr. & Baby Ruiz
3) Loco Max, Nitro, Silver Fox vs Alex Koslov, Oro Negro, Valiente
4) Máximo vs Loco Castillo, La Máscara [hair, mask]
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Mr. Águila vs Atlantis & Lizmark Jr.

indy (SUN) 03/02 Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas [RFC]
1) Constelacion & Gato Volador vs Cougar Boy & Kukuxklan
2) Asterisco & Corazón de Barrio vs Halcon de Oro & Maldicion
3) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito vs Mini Payaso & Pierrothito
4) Maravilla Azteca & Sicodélico Jr. vs Black Fish & Maniaco
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & Super Porky vs Antifaz del Norte & Hator
6) Latin Lover & Tinieblas Jr. vs Blue Demon Jr. & Pentagon Black

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02/10: GALLI, Pierroth, GDL

At the last minute, I had a chance to go to the GALLI show after all. So glad it worked out, because this was a pretty fun show and the promotions seems to be pretty well run. Didn’t take any notes, so hopefully I’m not messing this up too much. (Assume I’m referring to a local guy in all same name cases, and skip to the —– if you don’t care about Chicago lucha.)

GALLI (SUN) 02/10 Addison Community Center
1) Negrocito Fantastico b White Guy From Iowa
2) ? & El Chilango b Bazooka & Funebre
3) Blade b Resitencia
4) Charly Manson Jr. b Gringo Loco, Guerrillero, Pentagono del Infierno, Slayer, Discovery, Guerrerito del Futuro, El Infernal, el Tiger, Aguila del America, Amenza del Siglo, Golden Star [GALLI, royal rumble]
5) Yakuza b Huracan Ramirez Jr. [IWC]
6) Jerry Lynn & Samuary b Isaias Velazquez & Steve Boz

Two guys who drove in from “Iowa, Illinois” who were added to the show. Perfectly fine indy opening match, and Negrocito was actually fantastic.

We were told Mr. Zeus, Chilango’s announced partner, was hurt in training and he was replaced by a man who’s name I’m completely blanking out. Again, another okay match.

Announcer explained this match was happening because they’d been partners last show and turned out each other. That’s a fine way of making your angles mean something for this show – make sure people are aware that angles from last show meant something and are being followed up on here. Blade, the tecnico, won by countout after an Asai Moonsault to the floor. The crowd was totally okay with a countout finish, but Blade was not for whatever reason, and demanded three falls and demanded a mask match.

They negelcted to explain the rules to the GALLI Title match (new title, no prior champ) before they happened, not just to the fans, but apparently to the wrestlers and referees. The referees stayed in the ring (and just got in the ring) for the Rumble, and no wrestler seemed to know that going to floor in any fashion (not just over the top) meant elimination until it happened. That’s totally how (tecnico) Slayer got eliminated – he had one of those moments when you just start dropkicking everyone out of the ring, including referees. Slayer slid out of the ring to pound the rudo referee, but everyone else was aware he should be eliminated. A long argument ensued, and while people were telling him to leave, Slayer came back in and quickly got sent back out to make it a moot issue.

And then Gringo Loco entered the ring, stepped out of the ring and dropped to the floor. Someone smartened him up a little too late. I guess it’s okay if you don’t dropkick the referee first (and if you’re part of the finish.) Charly Manson Jr. had a Pequeno Charly Manson Jr. (8 years old-ish?) who got in lots of armdrags and then was killed by a Gringo Loco boot in perhaps the greatest moment ever. Match ended up wtih a singles match between Manson and Gringo, with Charly quickly winning. He did not get a belt, but did get a bowling trophy. Best spot was Tigre holding onto the outside of the ring post and hanging on for his life while Futuro tried to pry his hands loose. Tigre must’ve fought to hold on for thirty seconds and almost pulled it off.

I don’t think this Yakuza was the same guy from Mexico. The IWC Title Belt is quite modest, and I couldn’t quite see enough of it to figure out what IWC was supposed to stand for. Thought it was kinda weird they’d have some other title match after they just declared a champ (and an intermission), but it worked out perfectly in the end. Charly Manson Jr. was Huracan Ramirez Jr.’s corner man and so got a chance to get in a dive he couldn’t in the rumble. Yakuza’s corner man, Amenaza del Siglo, slipped into foul Huracan Ramirez Jr. and Yakuza got on top for the win. After everyone played a fine game of toss the microphone (and talk on it), the Guy In Charge declared there would be only one title in GALLI and they would unify the belts at the next show.

Main event was US standard tag. I don’t think I’ve seen Samuary before, but he looked good. Lynn was over but not hugely. I think there were a handful of people there to see him, but most of the crowd (~200?) was the normal latino families. After Samuray was stuck in the ring for a long time (and Boz and Velazquez and their unnamed female manager made that work well), tecnicos rallied back to win totally clean, simultaneous finishers to end it.

There was a stunning lack of BS on this show. Being an indy show, it did start late, but there were no interminable pauses during the show – either we got another match, or they told us it was a ten minute intermission and to go buy stuff. (I just realized I didn’t buy the local lucha magazine they were selling there, which is very sad.) There wasn’t pointless chair shots and random hardcore stuff, and not every match ended with people making mask/mask challenges no one belived would happen. I don’t know if any of the matches were *** or above based on match quality (though the Royal Rumble was ***** in entertainment in moments), but this was exactly the type of lucha show I keep hoping to see elsewhere. I’ll be at their next show…

…which is March 16. Different venue this time, Glendale Heights Ramada (if I remember right.) They announced the top two matches, though I’m not totally sure about the main event rudos either.

-) Charly Manson Jr. vs Yakuza, Galli Title vs IWC Title
-) Rey Misterio Sr., Hijo de Rey Misterio, Huracan Ramirez Jr. vs Amenza de Siglo, El Infernal, Gringo Loco

This is the only promotion I’ve ever noticed who actually say “Rey Misterio SENIOR”, so bonus points there. Kids in front of me were still going boinkers like the SmackDown guy was going to be there. Really interested in seeing Hijo de Rey Misterio.

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Ovaciones says Pierroth is in the hospital. He’s suffering from pancreatitis, due to excess weight. Not sure if this is connected to his previously alluded to health issues.

Ovaciones previews both the Coliseo show today (Garza + Averno & Mephisto = likely tecnico win) and quotes Mr. Niebla promising victory of Abismo Negro at the AAA taping today.

CMLL (SUN) 02/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT]
5) Misterioso II b Gallo, Sagrado, Stuka Jr., La Sombra, Casanova (GDL), Damián 666, Mr. Trueno, Toxico, Ephesto [ciber, OCCIDENTE LH]
6) Marco Corelone b Último Guerrero

Eliminations:

Casanova (by Toxico)
Stuka Jr. (Damian 666)
Mr. Trueno (Sombra)
Toxico (Gallo)
Damain 666 (Sagrado)
Sombra (Gallo!)
Sagrado (Misterioso, with the ropes)
Gallo (Misterioso, with a low blow)

UG was stretchered out after the main event.

AULL (SUN) 02/03 Arena Lopez Mateos [The Gladiatores, The Gladiatores]
1) Demonio Rojo & Miserable b Enrique Ricon & Soldado del Futuro
2) Hermano Shadow I & Hermano Shadow II b Hombre de Guerra & Mini the Killer
3) Cerebro Diabolico, Epitafio, Herejia b King Star Tiger, Robin Maravilla, Tortuguillo Ninja III
4) Rey Krimen, Sadico, Sepulturero I, Ultimo Gladiador b Psicopata, Terry 2000, Ultimo Vampiro, Yakuza
5) Damián 666 & Mano Negro Sr. b LA Park & Villano III

Damian pinned Park after a low blow. This sets up Mano vs Villano in a hair match soon. Sadico snuck in a foul on Terry 2000.

CMLL (SUN) 02/03 Arena Neza [The Gladiatores]
1) Dr. Trauma & Jimy Boy Jr. b Chamaco Vadillo & Gran Kendo
2) Cosmotron & Okawa DRAW Gringo sin Ley & Turako
3) Black Danger & Black Heart b Ambar & Winners Black
4) Chaco-Mol, Rayo Tapatío I, Starman b Artillero, Chamaco Davila, Dr. X
5) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Ramstein

Accion highlights

CMLL: Main event atomicos. You know, when Garza’s accidently kicked teammates for months, you tend not to take it too seriously. They did on this day. It started with Perro having one of this mad swinging bits, except one caught Garza and Garza angrily shoved down Perro. Garza hit Perro back with the low kick that always misses, and the ex-Infernales swarmed him. The first half of the clips heavily teased Averno/Mephisto vs Rey/Ultimo, but breakup stuff was played much more important than the finish. Dr. Morales called it the surprise of the year. Well, it is February.

AAA: NOAH trios. Marafuji looked good, but the clips didn’t make Morishima look much better than your average fat wrestler. They also didn’t air any turn before the finish, only showing Kenzo and Morishima shoving after the fact.

DeportTV vanished before I could see it, but I’m thinking the lucha clips are gone from there. Check when it goes up on their site.

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AAA #819

aired 2/9/8, taped 12/14/07. It wasn’t that long when the lag was much longer, but this felt kinda ancient.

This was better than I thought it’d be:

(or sendspace)

As always, we need more NOAH guys to keep Juvi moving. I’m pretty sure this was better than each and every garbage match the MPs did in 2007. That said, had I watched the whole show before making the video file, I would’ve thrown in Chessman’s spear. That was the best AAA garbage wrestling spot ever (among spots that went as planned.)

Fictional AAA Velocity/Guerreros del Ring Lineup
– Lady Rabbit, Estrellita, Sexi Star vs Mujer Demente, Lola Gonzalez, La Chola
– Consgrados vs Alan + Barrio Boys
– Nemesis, Dizzy vs Barba Roja and Hijo de Pirata Morgan
– Chris Stone vs Joe Lider

Gotta have Lady Rabbit. We’re coming on her annual Reina de Reinas apperance, right?

The finish of the main event didn’t make any sense – Mesias is gone for three months but can’t lose on the way out? Legion are crossing names off a murder list, and plan on getting Cibernetico next even though the show started by informing everyone he wouldn’t be around for a while? There were two weeks between the GdT and this show, they knew Cibernetico wasn’t going to be back any time soon.

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03/01 AAA Taping Lineup (Orizaba)

Previous: 02/10 (Ixtapaluca), 02/15 (Queretaro), 02/23 (Minatitlan, Veracruz; no lineup)

AAA TV (SAT) 03/01 Plaza de Toros la Concordia de Orizaba [KrisZ, El Sol de Orizaba]
1) Alan, Javi, Kevin, Ricky vs Barba Roja, Drake Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.
2) Estrellita, Gato Eveready, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Gran Apache, Jerrito Estrada, Mari Apache, Yuriko
3) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown vs Cuervo, Espíritu, Ozz
4) Charly Manson, Chessman, Juventud Guerrera vs Ron Killings, Sean Waltman, Zorro
5) Gronda II, Laredo Kid, Octagón vs Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis II
6) Alan Stone & Brazo de Plata vs El Elegido & Intocable and Electro Shock & Kenzo Suzuki and Escoria & Zumbido [cage, Rey de Reyes tornero]

Projected Air Date (#826)
Mexico: 03/09
US: 03/29

I can only guess Escoria is with Zumbido because they really wanted to do a Sect vs Clowns match here (instead of logically putting two members of the Sect in the tournament as a team) and they couldn’t figure out a fourth Guapo to insert in this tournament. They really need Monsther!

Tecnicos in the opening match are the newest iteration of the Barrio Boys, though I don’t give them quite much hope. Javi’s the Kumbia Kid who stuck around to team with pre-Night Queen Jesse. Actually, Kevin was in the Kumbia Kids too and, with the way everyone’s recycled, would anyone really be surprised if Ricky was X-Fly? I’m kinda hoping for that now.

Niebla being back with the Vipers means I have no idea how this is going.

Upcoming Tapings
03/05: Gimnasio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi
03/09: Plaza de Toros de Texcoc, Mexico State
03/16: Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Rey de Reyes)

AAA Rey de Reyes Torneo, so far

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