10/18 Mexico Results, Perros del Mal

I’m going to save most things for tomorrow, but the two necessary things:

CMLL (SUN) 10/18 Arena Mexico [Cesar, DJ Spectro]
1) Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000 b Bam Bam, Máscara Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico
2) Heavy Metal, Naito, Terrible b Metro, Toscano, Volador Jr.
3) Strong Man DQ Último Guerrero
4) Tigre Blanco L Pólvora, Ángel de Oro, Arkangel de la Muerte, Flash, Skándalo, Rey Cometa, Dr. X, Pegasso, Tiger Kid, Hooligan, Astro Boy [cage, mask]

The cage match is listed in reverse order of escape (so Astro Boy was out first, Hooligan, etc.) When it got down to the final for, Arkangel helped Polvora, then snuck out on him. Angel de Oro did something similar to Tigre Blanco. Blanco/Polvora had a four minute match, with Polvora hitting (I think) the wheelbarrow powerbomb for the win.

Tigre Blanco is Sergio Guzman Silva, 35 years, 15 years a wrestler, from Mexico City. He hid his face from the cameras and hurried to the back; I’d guess that means someone specific was supposed to get the first shot. A quick search on Google doesn’t turn up anything interesting for that name. As this was a Sunday show, and all the mags (and magazine shows) go to print on Saturday, it might be a bit before we get the picture and What’s Next interview.

Edit: SuperLuchas has Tiger Blanco unmasked.

Strong Man won in straight falls. He won the first fall clean, then hit his Strong Bomb in the second. Ultimo Guerrero threw his mask at him in desperation and Strong Man caught it, but referee Pompin saw UG throwing the mask and called for the correct disqualification. The story is Strong Man might not have gotten the pinfall win, but he otherwise dominated him. They’re getting behind him. Cesar says this was Strong Man’s best match since coming in.

DJ Spectro is low on this show, saying it came in under 2 hours and there was very little good wrestling. He also wonders if Heavy Metal was drunk in his match. I’d question the sobriety of who booked the match; why not get behind Volador 1/8th as much as they’ve gotten behind Strong Man, and have him win a couple matches leading up his big matches on Friday? It’s as if whomever is booking Sunday and Tuesday go out of their way to even out the results from the main show.

DJ Spectro estimates the crowd at 4,000, and that’s a pretty believable number given the crowd. Now, this same show in Arena Coliseo, with the 12 in the cage instead in trios matches, would’ve drawn 1/3rd to 1/4th that number, so maybe someone can claim it as a success. It certainly doesn’t look that way when they’re playing to 25% full buildings, while the WWE was around 95% for their shows here.

The other important news is the Perros del Mal show aired, with no commercials, at the announced 10:30 time. Alan mentions in the comments that it was 5th (Cassandro) and 8th (main) matches from the 10/11 taping, with teases for the 6th and 7th next week. No commercials means they’re buying the time, and there’s no a good history of buying TV time working out; their only shot is they impress Televisa with a strong ratings number for this spot. That’s going to be tough, given the promotion they did for the show.

Stuff which will have more detail tomorrow
– Pierroth II lost his mask in the big “2nd Generation” mask match; he’s the ex-Anticristo, of no relation to Pierroth
– IWRG has booked a completely pointless Flor Metalica vs one of the Joshi girls mask match for Thursday. I don’t think I’m running a poll.

12 Mask Match Preview

No point in doing a person by person why/why not preview. There’s zero story reason why one person should be the winner or one person should be the loser. It’s not even especially clear why these 12 men were picked for the cage match – why Flash and not Stuka? why Puma King and not Tiger Kid? why Tigre Blanco and not Metalico? why every masked Tuareg member but not Nitro? That last would’ve actually been an interesting idea – after months and months of Tuareg trios taking on tecnico trios, a cage match as the big blow off would’ve made a lot of sense. Unfortunately, this match isn’t about making sense – it’s about running competition against a show that had already almost sold out by the time they announced this match – so you really can’t expect much sense in the finish either. We can only base it on the reasons outside the ring, and we know very little of that.

Tiger Blanco is the obvious loser. Since his head injury (in 2004? – if only I remembered to write things on the wiki), he’s had long stretches of being out of the ring, and has openly talked about not being able to continue. Most of the wrestlers from his ‘generation’ have either made it to a significant level by now or are being phased out, and he’s definitely in the later group. In a year or two, Tigre Blanco might not be a big enough name to be in these sort of cage matches (he’s arguable the lowest ranked guy in the match) – this isn’t the best way to end a stage of your career, but it might be the best spot Tigre Blanco gets.

[poll id=”47″]However, CMLL has been pretty consistent in NOT having the most likely guy losing these cage matches. The last 4 cage match losers in Arena Mexico were Shockercito, Toscano, Heavy Metal, and Hijo del Lizmark, and none of those guys stuck out as the most likely going in. If they continue on with that booking, who else is possible?

The Tuareg: For what their roles are (experienced rudos helping younger tecnicos thru early matches), they really don’t have to be masked. If you take the long view, and there’s no reason you actually should here, it’d be better for them to be unmasked, so they could lose their hair every so often to a guy on the way up. Better than just having Loco Max do it.

Individually, it doesn’t work out as well. Hard to believe Dr. X was going to lose his mask in a match he didn’t even know was going to happen. Arkangel does enough stuff with Ultimo Dragon where being a masked rudo luchador probably means more than average for him. Skandalo is too young and probably on his way to more important things. Of the four in the match, Hooligan seems most likely to lose – he’s not around as much as the others – but there’s the unfortunate business of this not being his first mask.

Flash, Angel de Oro, Pesgaso, and Rey Cometa all make much more sense as masked. With Astro Boy, you could make the same case of being passed by as with Tigre Blanco – enough to make him the second most likely tecnico, but doesn’t seem like a strong bet with who he’s related to. Likewise, Tiger Kid losing his mask wouldn’t make any sense, unless we immediately found out he was actually Negro Casas Jr. or something like that.

Which leaves, unless I’ve skipped someone here, Polvora. He would actually make some sense. Polvora’s lost his old tag partner and could use an image overhaul. Unlike Tigre Blanco, Polvora losing could be the start of something new. I’m picking him, but I wouldn’t actually wager on it.

Picking a winner is even more random. If they were consistent from show day to show day, Angel de Oro would be the strong pick, but they’ve been doing the opposite; Volador’s feud with Ultimo Guerrero on Sundays is completely forgotten for Volador’s feud with Averno on Friday’s. This is pick a name out of the hat reasoning, so I’ll pick…Astro Boy. Hey, he’s got a movie out, it’s a good time.

A short note about Arena Mexico closing time

Mostly because I think we have this wrong. Or confused.

Yujiro & Warrior finished at 11:16
Ultimo Guerrero & Jushin Liger ended at 11:42
Mistico & Negro ended at 11:30, and they were still chatting in the ring as late as 11:36
Naito beat Toscano at 11:30
Villano V name was revealed at 11:14

Got these times off my twitter updates, so they’re probably a minute or two late. And I had to convert hourts a little bit. But the takeaway points are

– Yujiro and Warrior going short was a choice by someone, not a result of the rest of the show going long
– you could probably say the same about many other show main events
– I’m totally lost as to when the cut off time is (and so I may still be wrong about the first two points)

10/17 AAA TV Results (Cuernavaca)

AAA TV (SAT) 10/17 Auditoio Teopanzolco, Cuernavaca [luchalibreaaa]
1) Billy Boy & Sexy Star b El Brazo & La Hechicera
2) Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache b Goddess, Jennifer Blake, Rain
3) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario b Laredo Kid & Súper Fly
4) Marco Corleone DQ Chessman
5) El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Pimpinela Escarlata b Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
6) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King

<A href=”http://www.thecubsfan.com/cmll/?page_id=4156″>2009 AAA TV Chart</a>
Projected Air Date (#910)
Mexico: 10/25
US: 11/07

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#910)
Mexico: 10/25
US: 11/07

The episode of TV where they do all the angles for the next cycle. They got it out of the way quick.

To begin the show, Konnan offered to return Dorian – if Roldan reinstated Alex Koslov. I don’t know about you, but if that was my son, that would’ve taken .00001 seconds to decide. Of course, it goes on for the show.

Billy Boy & Sexi Star managed to win the battle of the couples.

No Nikki Roxx – Goddess was introduced as a member of the Legion instead. Fabi pinned Goddess clean with a German suplex, Blake and Rain turned on her, and the tecnicas made the save. This explains why she’s a tecnica, at least.

3rd match wasn’t on the lineup. Hijo de Tirantes is back to being a rudo. Roldan is supposed to fire him if he was a rudo again, but I bet this leads to Hijo de Tirantes joining the Legion again. Air Force got destroyed, no sense of any Super Fly rudo turn, except if he wants to be angry about taking the pin when Laredo was too busy being dead.

Right here, in turned into open mic night. First, it was Cibernetico responding to Konnan. Cibernetico brought up Konnan leaving in 1996 and trying to destroy the company, but Cibernetico stayed because he had principles, the same principles that caused him to leave when Konnan got in charge last year, and the same principles the people of Mexico have. Yea, he’s a tecnico again.

Next, Mesias appeared in street clothes, saying he was too hurt from the last taping to wrestle today. If you recall, that was the taping where he was hurt, told not to wrestle, and wrestled anyway. So either he got smarter in the last week (doubtful) or plans changed for the next match.

Instead of Mesias/Marco vs Chessman/?, they just did Marco vs Chessman with no mention of a mystery man. At the end of the match, a masked man – looking very similar to the masked man who kidnapped Dorian – fouled Marco. Unfortunately for him, the masked man did not have a sound exit strategy, and the AAA tecnicos cut him off before he could run away. The masked man was unmasked as Alex Koslov. Konnan appeared, threatening violence to Dorain if Alex wasn’t freed. Dorian is the 2009 version of Antonio Pena’s urn.

For reasons unclear to me, Ozz made friends with the tecnicos after taking the loss. Cuervo and Scoria got ticked and walked out on him. Of all the shows where the Dark Family were on the shows doing absolutely nothing of note, the show with 500 things is the time to do this bit?

Crowd was behing the WagnerManiacs in the main event. Silver King was left alone in the ring with one of the Clowns, but was distracted by Konnan, Rain and Blake, then beat for the win. Legion interference sets up Monday’s main event, but Clowns going with the Legion might actually be useful.

Mexico results, Box Y Lucha

CMLL (FRI) 10/16 Arena Mexico [box y lucha, SuperLuchas, ESTO]
1) Molotov & Starman b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei b Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Marcela
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Volador Jr. b Averno [lightning]
5) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man DQ Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
6) Yujiro b Black Warrior [hair]

Main event went under 7 minutes (the 11:15 time limit in action)

Box Y Lucha posted a lot of articles on Friday, including interviews with Dr. Wagner Jr., Tirantes, Psicosis II, Xtreme Tiger, Sexi Star, Hiroka, CMLL trainee Acuarius, CMLL trainee Insolito, and Chipas area champ Rey Persa. Plus, Villano III talks about learning to stick up wounds.

Newspaper rankings for AAA wrestlers have Sexi Star 1st, evil Zorro 5th, and good Zorro 10th.

DJ Spectro has a good post about the different types of referees.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 10/20 Arena Mexico
1) Apolo Estrada Jr. & Sensei vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Dr. X, Hooligan, Nitro vs Astro Boy, Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman
3) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito vs Bracito de Oro, Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada
4) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Toscano vs Felino, Heavy Metal, Virus
5) Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Yujiro vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

The segunda has 3 of the 12. I’ve been leaning towards Hooligan as my pick for loser, but would he really just show up 2 days later without a mask? (Yea, maybe.) Minis match has a good spot though not the best lineup. They haven’t done No Limit/V5 vs Avernos before – usually they’re together. Hmmm.

CMLL (FRI) 10/23 Arena Mexico
1) Yezca & Zeuxis vs Estrella Mágica & Lluvia
2) Pequeño Damian 666 vs Bam Bam [lightning]
3) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca vs Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Valiente
4) Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro vs Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Héctor Garza
5) Averno vs Volador Jr. [NWA MIDDLE]
6) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

How do they determine which middleweight title it is? Coin flip? Does Averno just reach into a dark closet, and it’s whatever title he pulls out.

Lots of rematches – 3, 4 (maybe it’ll be Garza/Panther? vs No Limit – building new stars!!), 5, 6, and they’ve done the lightning match before. That opener is also exciting for all the wrong reasons.

CMLL (SUN) 10/25 Arena Mexico
1) Inquisidor & Semental vs Bengala & Trueno
2) Amapola, La Nazi, La Seductora vs Estrella Mágica, Marcela, Zeuxis
3) Leono, Starman, Tony Rivera vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Máximo, Sagrado, Valiente vs Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
5) Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Shocker vs Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Yujiro

And, he’s back. There was some talk that AAA had taken ownership of “Brazo de Plata” (and “Super Porky”), and CMLL was staying away from all ex-AAA guys who didn’t own their names. Doesn’t appear to be the case, but it’s something worth watching.

Poder Mexica should not be succesfully teaming with Okumura.

We can add Arkangel and Skandalo to those working the next week, which leaves:

  • Flash
  • Tiger Kid
  • Ángel de Oro
  • Pegasso
  • Tigre Blanco
  • Rey Cometa
  • Pólvora

None of those 7 are scheduled for Puebla. We don’t have a Tuesday lineup for GDL yet.

Actual News Item: CMLL.com confirms that Misterioso II is in and Black Warrior is out of Poder Mexica. No mention of where this leaves the Mexican National Trios Titles.

10/16 Arena Mexico – Black Warrior vs Yujiro occasionally live results

SuperLuchas is doing live results, covering the stuff I wasn’t around to listen to. EstadioW seems to have been going for quite some time. Crowd is loud.

CMLL (FRI) 10/16 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Starman b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei b Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Marcela
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Volador Jr. b Averno [lightning]

As expected, Volador asked for the mask match. Averno decided to distract him by offering a title match too. No one said the name of the title, which makes me believe neither man could remember what title Averno has. It took me a second to remember Averno still had a title.

I wish I hadn’t messed up the poll. Oh well.

Random interesting article to keep you busy in between results. I always tell my groupies not to do interviews, but what are you going to do. (It gets less interesting from there.)

5) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man DQ Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

  • tecnicos win fall one
  • UG fouls Strong Man in fall 2.

6) Yujiro b Black Warrior [hair]

  • Okumura &  Dragon Rojo are seconds.
  • Black Warrior wins a super quick first fall
  • Yujiro wins a slightly longer second fall
  • Warrior started off the third fall with a big dive, which caused the non Julio Cesar Rivera announcer to see how long he could hold a single note. A couple times.
  • Yujiro gets the win to mild boos. Couldn’t have been more than 15 minutes, probably less.
  • Doesn’t seem like they’re doing anything post match. So that’s it.

Mexico Preview, lucha libre premier

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Previews of tonight’s Arena Mexico show
ESTO
notimex
luchandolibre

CMLL (FRI) 10/16 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Starman vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Volador Jr. vs Averno [lightning]
5) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
6) Black Warrior vs Yujiro [hair]

Can’t think of anything good to say about this show. Yujiro will probably win. Not many people will be there to see it. Regardless of who loses, someone who has a longer term future for CMLL should be winning (Dr. Lucha speculated Warrior may just be about done with lucha libre), but it’s not as though there are long term plans.

[poll id=”46″]

Semimain is a trailer for the Sunday match. Volador/Averno probably will end in a mask challenge, but there’s no reason to believe they’re actually going somewhere with it. It probably would be really good for one or the another to actually win the mask, because neither really has much of a significant mask/hair win, but that’s not how things go here. Tercera should be rally good, but it looks to be in a non-air spot unless TDN picks up. I wonder if Estrella Magica will actually air this time.

IWRG (THU) 10/15 Arena Naucalpan [EdR]
2) Eragon & Jack b Epidemia & Heavy Boy
3) Arlequin Amarillo, Arlequin Rojo, La Rata b Bushi, Exodia, Pendulo
4) Emoto Atzuki, Kimura Kioko, Nakagawa b Diabolico, Flor Metalica, Josseline
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. [IWRG IC TRIOS]

Oficials retain. Women’s trios instead of the Gringo Loco/Hombre Bala Jr. match.

LuchandoLibre says AAA will indeed be taping the next Lucha Libre Premier on 10/23 in Mexico City.

El Sol de Cuautla has an interview with AAA mini tecnicos. Mini Charly Manson says he may actually defend his title sometime soon.

Mesias visited a sick child in the hospital, which is very nice of him. Mesias promised the kid he’d win back the AAA title, which is not nice of him – no more Mesias/Wagner, for the sake of the children, please.

Vangelis figures 2010 is the year he’s going to beat Mistico to win the National Light Heavyweight title. It’s great that he’s never given up on this. If only someone else was aware of this concept. Vangelis was disappointed the Gran Alternativa turned out like it did, but figures if he’s really good, he’ll get opportunities. Vangelis also thanks god more times than you’d expect for a Nazi.

Hijo del Santo is now in Belgium to promote his comic. They published it in French and Flemish for Belgium.

DTU inaugurations it’s new school on 11/19 with a wrestling show. Main event is Electroshock vs Negro Navarro.

A grade school had an assembly on water conversation, ending with a lucha libre match. The rudo tried to encourage the children to waste water, but was soundly beat.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news junket and the latest Slammin’ Stan.

10/17-18 Lucha Times

If you’re reading this on Facebook, HELLO. Someone’s ripping of my RSS feed. It’s kinda lame! You should unfriend this person! Let’s all hit the Report Page link and see what happens!

Also, the other guy who’s posting these on a newsboard without even giving me a link, please correct yourself before I remember what site it is I’m talking about.

box. I’m not sure if you can tell, but I’m still sick. And bored with it.

I wasn’t going to put Perros del Mal on the chart, because I have no idea what to do with it. I figured I don’t know what to do with most of this anyway, and I still guess. Here’s what we know: Perros del Mal says they’re on 4TV at 9 pm on Saturday. No one else has said that. That’s about it. We don’t even know how long the show is!

AAA-US: If I’ve got this right, it’s the AAA Heavyweight Title, the AAA Cruiserweight Title, and the end of Groon XXX in AAA. Also, the new AAA production. I think I’m not going to get done watching this past week’s AAA yet so I don’t have to have an opinion on this yes.

52MX: Panther/Shocker/Strong MAN vs Guerreros/Niebla plus exciting Leono action

CMLL: starts at 4, only 45 minutes. Thought they might skip the hair match anyway, and that gives them the oppurtinty. Maybe just the lightihg match and the Mistico trios.

FOX-CMLL: Pesta Negra/Sangre vs Mascara/Mascara/Sagrada, plus minis

FOX-AAA: nothing this weekend, which saves them effort of the (required?) rerun. If they’re showing a new one every other week, that makes the last show from the first taping airs next week, and they’ve got to actually tape a new show soon.

AAA was advertising tapings for 10/23 (DF) and 10/30 (Veracruz? mind is blanking, so I may have screwed a date too) this past week on their TV in addition the two they’ve already announced. That’d put them very far ahead on tapings. I’m betting the 10/23 show is either a spot show with extra promotion, or the next Lucha Libre Premiere taping. There’s no Ticketmaster listing, or anything on AAA.com about it yet, but I suppose we’ll find out soon.

C3: Blanca vs Apache and other stuff. Has Escorpion’s already made TV more in CMLL than AAA?

Perros: Ok, if I’m running this show, Perro Junior and the main event has to air on the first show, has to air. But then what do you do with the other match? One of the opening card matches (which might not grab people) or one of the other top 3 matches (which doesn’t leave you much for week 2)? Or are their multiple matches? Or are their a week 2? 48 hours out, and we don’t know.

One thing I don’t know – does 4TV have a web feed? It’s never come up before.

Puebla: uh…no segunda. Which leave locals, minis, cibernetico, Strong Man/Mistico/Sombra

Monterrey: I am never right.

AAA #905 (09/26) – Verano de Escandalo, part 2

taped 08/21/2009

Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs El Elegido & Gronda II in a hardcore rules match – predictably useless. Magically how Gronda II wrestled the match as normal, then was a monster after the match. One more time for the gif:

protip: hook the arm
protip: hook the arm

I’m thinking Groon might give us a few more before his TV appearances are over.

Charly Manson vs Chessman in a street fight match (and part 2) – or, a death match. If that’s your thing, I think this might have actually been your thing. It’s not my thing.

Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Cibernético, El Mesías in a cage match for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship (and part 2)- better flaunting of the dumb rules here – Cibernetico climbing out of the cage, only to be told he’s can’t win at this point (and arguing it!), or Mesias and Wagner sitting on top of the cage and fighting, even though the rules of AAA cage escape means one or the other should’ve been awarded the match that point. Of all the things to take from the US, I wish they’d started with “you must get both feet on the floor to win”.

As noted in the comments, this match was better with Cibernetico in it. I believe that automatically disqualified Dr. Wagner from winning wrestler of the year. He and Mesias appeared to work the last half of the match as if to win a contest for least interesting match possible. If Wagner just stood back and let him go, would Mesias continue to climb the same corner of the cage, right by the WagnerManiacs, and get knocked down by the third time, for the rest of eternity? This seemed to last half as long as eternity.

Blanca retains, contract signing for 12 man match match

CMLL (TUE) 10/13 Arena Mexico [CMLL, ESTO, mt]
1) Rayo Tapatío II & Trueno b Camorra & Zayco
2) Delta, Metálico, Sensei b Bronco, Escorpion, Puma King
3) Princesa Blanca b Lady Apache [MEX WOMEN]
4) Máximo, Rouge, Toscano b Euforia, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
5) Mephisto, Terrible, Texano Jr. b La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr.

Blanca took falls 2 and 3 to retain. Doesn’t appear to be much in the way of story notes at this show. Or fans.

(Thanks to CMLL for bolding the winners, so I can be less dumb. Anyone else notice that not only is Fuego en el Ring covering Puebla, but suddenly so is CMLL’s website?)

Yujiro is excited for tomorrow’s main event, so he can win a hair just like Naito did.

The press conference for the 12 man mask match was not even held in the nice press conference area. (SuperLuchas also has photos.) That does seem about right for this crew. Wrestlers will be required to stay in the cage for 10 minutes, at least until they change their mind on Sunday.

Euforia has no idea if the Infernales are supposed to still be together. He’s assuming they are until CMLL tells him different, but they’re not telling him much and he hasn’t talked to Nosferatu much lately. That’s CMLL booking right there.

ESTO has an interview with the Psycho Circus, which is much the same as the most recent interview with the AAA site.

Blue Demon Jr. has an article on ESPN (and ESPNDeportes) that’s good in parts, but a bit rambling. I think it’s because it’s actually not really as much an article, but pulled from a video interview they were doing; it would explain why he goes from topic to topic. In one part, he talks about the bad business in Mexico, and blames it too much lucha on TV and the Mexico-based promotions not doing a good enough job.

Though it seems like the Mexican Powers are dead with Ultimo Gladiador joining Wagner’s group, Crazy Boy does is not letting a little thing like never being on TV stopping him from announcing plans for a new group, with young wrestlers.

Hablando de Catch has tons of photos of Arena Aficion.

Express Online profiles local (Ciudada Victoria) tag team champions Rocker Boy and Comando Extremo.

El Hijo del Santo is in Paris, promoting his new comic book.

A local wrestler on a Zacatecas show today is listed with the name “Teacher Sex“.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.