03/17: Mexico, lineups, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 03/16 Arena Mexico [ova, superluchas, ESTO]
1) Polvora & Vaquero b Sombra de Plata & Super Nova
2) Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Sahori
3) Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso Jr. b Felino, Lizmark Jr., Mictlan
4) Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000 b Heavy Metal, Sagrado, Volador Jr.
5) Alex Koslov, Marco Corleone, Shocker DQ Damian 666, Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Perro fouled Marco. Sounds like the Perros were cheered over the new tecnico group. Ocampo says they were NOT announced as High Society.

Lizmark Jr. filled in for Blue Panther in the tercera, and they teased a rudo turn after the loss.

CMLL.com says Averno, Mephisto and Ephisto want a shot at the CMLL trios titles. So, as you’d quite expect, the trios champs are teaming up next week to fight a completely different unit. Wait, no, that makes absolutely no sense.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 03/20 Arena Coliseo
1) Bracito de Oro & Mini Fantasy vs Mini Halloween & Mini Mr. Aguila
2) Danger, Sombra de Plata, Trueno vs Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Ramstein
3) India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, La Nazi, Rosa Negra
4) La Mascara, Mictlan, Virus vs Eclipse, Misterioso II, Olimpico
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal, Shocker vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

I was wondering where Dr. Wagner went.

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.
5) Marco Corelone, Mistico, Shocker vs Black Warrior, Olimpico, Universo 2000

At least the main event builds up the big show, sorta. I was worried about that. This is the show that’s running against WWE in DF.

CMLL (SUN) 03/25 Arena Coliseo
1) Bracito de Oro & Shockercito vs Fire & Sombrita
2) Luna Magica, Marcela, Princesa Blanca vs Medusa, Mima Shimoda, Rosa Negra
3) Metro, Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera vs Jeque, Ohara, Okumura
4) Leono, Mascara Sagrada, Mictlan vs Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Mistico vs Hector Garza, Perro Aguayo Jr., Terrible

I wasn’t wondering what happened to Mascara Sagrada. Leono’s so winning tomorrow.

GdR has
feature: Ultimo Guerrero’s house (again)
03/11/07 Coliseo: el Hijo del Pierroth, Pierroth, Shigeo Okumura b La Máscara, Mictlan, Tigre Metalico
03/02/07 Mexico: Alex Koslov, Místico, Rey Bucanero b Averno, Black Warrior, Mephisto

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Santo and CMLL split

Some weeks, it doesn’t pay to get out of bed.

Big news out of Mexico is that EMLL President Paco Alonso has decided that he won’t work with Hijo del Santo anymore and has banned EMLL contracted wrestlers from working on any show that Hijo del Santo is on like the old Konnan rule. The reason for this is because supposedly Santo is aligning with some promoters in Monterrey who are planning to run around the country as a national group and Paco views this as competition.

CREDIT: KRIZ – world wide wrestling and box y lucha foro. Go read KrisZ’s post for the full story. Check the DVDVR thread too.

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03/16: Puebla, Dos Leyendas, Mexico preview

CMLL (THU) 03/15 Arena Puebla
1) Fenix & Kirvan b Ares & La Mafia
2) Bobby Jack, Karissman, Siki Osama Jr. b Centella de Oro, SWAT, Tigre Rojo
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela b Amapola, Hiroka, Nazi
4) Eclipse, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca b Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde
5) Dr. Wagner, Rey Bucanero, Shocker DQ Efesto, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

Efesto replaced Tarzan Boy, who seems to miss Puebla every other week.

Lots of articles on CMLL’s 03/30 Dos Leyenda press conference
– They officially announced the High Society group that’s been talked about for a few weeks. Shocker, Bucanero, Corelone and Koslov are in the group. They hope to recruit every metrosexual wrestler. Is Maximo the new member?
– Universo and Marco talked trash. Usual experience vs youth.
– This will be the first Ticketmaster show (though they’re not up there yet, as far as I can see.)
– Perro Aguayo Jr. is going to be filming a reality show. I think this is what the documentary bit yesterday was about. He’ll be scaling back his non-Mexico City wrestling while he’s working on it.

Sources: CMLL, La Presna (what’s the deal with Shocker’s shirt?), La Jornada, ESTO (1 2), Ovaciones.

ESTO has a preview of tonight’s card. Nothing special. They’ve also got stories about the VIP show

Tonight’s lineup:

CMLL (FRI) 03/16 Arena Mexico
1) Sombra de Plata & Super Nova vs Polvora & Vaquero
2) Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Sahori vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei
3) Blue Panther, Felino, Mictlan vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso Jr.
4) Heavy Metal, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000
5) Alex Koslov, Marco Corleone, Shocker vs Damian 666, Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Two weeks out, and the big push looks to be behind the new tecnico unit, which has nothing to do with the big show. They’re not really building anything for 03/30 here (though I’m sure Universo will distract Corelone in the main event or something), almost like someone completely different booked this card and the 03/30.

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03/30 Arena Mexico (Two Legends) Card Announced

That bit yesterday? SWERVE.

CMLL (FRI) 03/30 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Dark Angel, Marcela, Lady Apache vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Amapola
2) Sagrado, Volador Jr., Leono vs Misterioso II, Tarzan Boy, Black Warrior
3) Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Olimpico vs Mr. Aguila, Damian 666, Halloween
4) Lizmark Jr., Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero vs Averno, Mephisto, Ephesto
5) Mistico, Ultimo Guerrero vs Perro Aguayo Jr., Hector Garza [ri]
6) Marco Corelone vs Universo 2000

boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

day since (as of this PPV)
Marco lost his hair: 105 – last major show
Universo last lost his hair: 378 – same major show last year
Universo defended his title in Mexico City: 689
Universo defended his title in Arena Mexico: 1442 (or 206 weeks or 3.95 years, in an building they run every week)

Not that I’m thinking there’s any way where Marco/Universo is a suitable big show main event. But I could not care about Universo getting his head shaved, which obviously is happening. Maybe last time, you could sell it as the first time ever, but this just feels like the start of Universo dropping his hair each and every year for a payday.

That’s admittedly zany semifinal, but they seem to putting all their eggs in the Marco/Universo basket so far – maybe they’ll push the Ultimo/Mistico teamup in weeks to come? The only other ongoing is the women’s match, and I’m still not sure they’re going to end up doing anything with Apache/Amapola.

How about Black Warrior being in the segunda? With Leono? Leono’s not losing his hair. That has a chance to be a pretty good match. I’m not sold on anything besides it and the semifinal.

At six matches, it’s highly unlikely we’re getting a late addition. It is what it is.

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03/15: Naucalpan, Neza

Ovaciones: Black Warrior and his 17 year old son were driving up to an ATM, when another car pulled up beside them, and started hollering insults at him and his son – just mostly because Black Warrior is a rudo. There were three people in the other card – one was disabled – and in between yelling, they also managed to damage Black Warrior’s car. Warrior eventually got them to calm down, but is still hoping they’ll pay for the car damage.

IWRG (SUN) 03/18 Arena Naucalpan
0) Celestial vs Diablo Jr.
1) Samba & Venom vs Black Jaguar & Vampiro Metalico
2) Kai, Kid Tiger, Yamato vs Black Jaguar, Macho II, Supremo Jr.
3) Efinge, Freelance, Suicida vs Black Terry, Trauma II, Truama I
4) El Dandy vs Pierroth Jr., Cerebro Negro, Villano III, Veneno, Alex Koslov, Dr. Cerebro, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Fantasma de la Opera, Bestia Salvaje [MEX LH, mask, hair, IWRG IC WELTER]

That’s a ten way cage match. I meant to post this one in the news yesterday, but I wasn’t sure if Cerebro Negro was Welterweight or Middleweight champ, so I went to the wiki to check, and things fell off a cliff from there.

CMLL (SUN) 03/11 Arena Neza
1) Intrepid & Jaguar Doradgo b Cibelius & Guardian de la Noche
2) ChicoChe & Piel Roja b Black Danger & Black Heart
3) Chac-Mol, Eskar, Estrueno b Angel Negro, Destroyer, Samy Rivera
4) Rayo Tapatio II, Starman, Tony Rivera b Hooligan, Loco Max, Virus
5) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., La Mascara DQ Canek Jr., Olimpico, Ramstein

I presume Virus was filling in for someone, but they focused on a Virus/Rayo II rivalary. Olimpico yanked Dos’ mask, which ended the main event. Can’t believe el Rey de Neza lost again.

Zocalo is nearing a lucha strike still.

Super Luchas posted their Black Shadow obit. There’s also one in Figure 4, written by Steve Sims.

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03/18 Lucha Times

AAA (US):
taping from 02/09/07 – Black Buffalo! Tinieblas Jr.! Tecnicos vs Vipers and Hell Brothers vs Foreign Legion. Chui wrote about the show a couple days ago.

GdR:
03/09/07 Leono, Metro II, Virus b Loco Max, Nitro, Shigeo Okumura
03/11/07 el Hijo del Pierroth, Pierroth, Shigeo Okumura b La Máscara, Mictlan, Tigre Metalico

C’mon. COME ON! I better be wrong.

FSE:
The Leono/Mogur build seems to be finishing here. Last build up this week, hair match next week. Note that the show’s much earlier this week in the US.

BTW, Fox Sports Latin America has an exclusive interview with Ultimo Guerrero (IE only), but it’s mostly remixed clips from last week’s shows.

AAA (MEX): taping from 03/03; Black Magic, Latin Lover, and the penultimate tag team matches.

CMLL (MEX):
03/11 Coliseo India Sioux, Lady Apache, Luna Magica b La Nazi, Medussa, Rosa Negra
03/16 Mexico Heavy Metal, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000
03/16 Mexico Alex Koslov, Marco Corleone, Shocker vs Damian 666, Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo

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CMLL announces 03/30 show (kinda)

CMLL.com posted a note saying Mistico, Perro Jr., Marco and Universo will be involved on the card. Sounds like a tag match to me. This sounds marginally better than straight Marco/Universo.

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03/10 AAA TV Results

previous: 02/16, 02/23, 03/03

AAA TV (SAT) 03/10 Tlaxacalita [KrisZ]
1) Alan, Aventurero, Decnnis b Ángel Mortal, Gallego, Mr. Cóndor
2) Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Mini Chessman, Polvo de Esterllas b Billy Boy, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata, Sexy Star
3) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Psicosis II
4) Juventud Guerrera & Octagón b Fuerza Guerrera & Pirata Morgan
5) Abismo Negro, Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Mr. Niebla b Alberije, El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Zorro

Air Date (projected)
Mexico: 03/18
US: 04/07

No more details than that. Dulce Poly is apparently wearing a mask as Sexy Star, which means I just gave away her secret identity right there. Sorry about that.

I would guess Abismo used the Martiente Driver on a ref and/or someone on the tecnico team (and maybe the Sect interfered), Juvi pinned Fuerza, the Sect cheated to win the tercera, and Billy refused to fight his wife, costing his team the match.

Upcoming:
* 03/18 (Rey de Reyes)
* 03/19
* 03/25

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03/14: Puebla, Coliseo, IWRG, Monterrey, Torreon, Santo

CMLL

Fishman chats on Boy Y Lucha’s site tomorrow.

Perro Aguayo Jr. wants to make a documentary of Perro Aguayo. (ovaciones)

CMLL (MON) 03/12 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) Blue Center & Super Star b Mafia & Mr. Rafaga
2) Centella de Oro, SWAT, the Tiger DQ Ares, Fuerza Chicana, Siki Osama
3) Fabian el Gitano, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Arkangel, Cerebro Negro, Kraken
4) Felino, Heavy Metal, Valiente b Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
5) Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr., Marco Corelone DQ Olimpico, Terrible, Universo 2000

Valiente filled in for Ogun in the semifinal. Terrible replaced Black Warrior in the main event.

CMLL (TUE) 03/13 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II b Artillero & Super Comando
2) Amapola, La Nazi, Rosa Negra b India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marcela
3) Goto, Ohara, Okumura b Brillante, Valiente, Virus
4) Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila b Felino, La Mascara, Maximo
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero

Someone liked the idea of outside teammate help to win tonight – it happened in the women’s match (Amapola pinning Apache with some help from La Nazi) and it happened in the main event (Averno getting the win with help from Mephisto.)

IWRG (SUN) 03/11 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aguila Oriental b Sasaki
2) Macho II & Vampiro Metálico b Antaris & Ave Fenix
3) Trauma I, Trauma II, Vampiro Metalico b Kai, Kid Tiger, Yamato
4) Bestia Salvaje, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Pierroth Jr. b El Dandy, Esfinge, Suicida
5) Cerebro Negro DQ Black Terry [hair]

Pierroth Jr. interfered in the main event, costing fellow rudo Black Terry his hair. That’s gotta suck. Bestia fouled Dandy to pick up the win in the semifinal. Bestia wants a title match, Dandy wants a hair match. Traumas cheated to beat Kid Tiger in the tercera.

indy (TUE) 03/13 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
0) Mascara Negra & Mr. Cuervo b Black Thunder & Reggaeton
1) Borrico b Angel Negro
2) Hollywood b Black Nazi
3) Golden Boy b Ejecutor
4) Humberto Garza Jr. b Al Barone
5) Hijo de Anibal & Konan Big DQ Hijo del Solitario & Pancho Tequila

Anibal faked a foul from Solitario.

indy (SUN) 03/18 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Borrico & Tequilita vs Burrito & Mini Burrito
2) La Bella & La Bestia vs La Bandida & Loco Tormenta
3) Angel Negro, Hollywood, Silver Star vs Al Barone, Black Nazi, La Sombra
4) Nygma, Picudo, Silver Cat vs Black Dragon, Huracan Ramirez Jr., Ultraman Jr.
5) Axel vs Hijo de Espanto [FILL MIDDLE]
6) Konnan Big, Laro, Pancho Tequilla vs Casanova, Golden Boy, Humberto Garza Jr.

Konnan Big appears to be calling himself Super Konnan now. Hijo de Esapnto was the champ before Axxel (and before he and Konnan Big passed it back and forth), so this is his rematch for the belt.

indy (THU) 03/15 Deportivo Lee Roy
1) Sepultura & Shuriken vs Black Bull & Terrorista
2) Dark Saint & Rey Tempestad vs Chakor & Vengador
3) Cirucs & Payasito vs Latino Jr. & Muerte Negra
4) Arana Cibernetica & Arana del Futuro vs Rey Halcon & Vaquero Salazar
5) Centella Azul Jr. & Junior Halcon vs Moro Jr. & Psycho

SIGMA (SUN) 03/18 Coliseo Laguna
1) Barrio Boy & Scriba Jr. vs Baby Maravilla & King Azteca
2) Violencia I & Violencia II vs Montana I & Montana II
3) Guerrero Inca & Mini Star vs Angel de Oro & Fuego
4) Psycho & Scriba vs Indio Chirikawa II & Tackle
5) Black Jet, Diabolico I, Kain vs Dimante Negro, Indomable, Spiderman

JUNIORS (SUN) 03/18 Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi
1) Gronda XXX & Super Tri vs Halcon Dorado Jr. & Ice Killer
2) Breack Demon vs Mensajero, Fleachdor Justiciero, Pantera Silva, Creazy Star, Bat Boy, Tigre del Ring, Coyote Azul [trofeo Arena Coliseo 2007]
3) Coyote Azul Jr. & Lagarto vs Asesino Maldito & Tromba

This sounds like a new promotion taking over the building, though I thought people were promoting with the JUNIORS name in SLP already. Maybe that’s some place else.

Santo wants to open Santo stores in Tokyo and LA in 2007. He tells the story of negotating the contract with Cartoon Network – he wore his mask, and he asked if they had negotated in person with the Powerpuff Girls. Santo notes that he’s different.

EHUI writes about a show that’ll have lucha libre and kickboxing matches.

Zocalo writes about a Monclova female wrestler named Lilit. There are no other local women wrestlers, so she’s wrestling with the men.

New magazine Lucha Libre had Huracan Ramirez on issue #1 and Ultimo Guerrero on #2.

While in India to hype WWE shows, it looks like Rey Mysterio outsourced his gimmick. (Thanks to mikeinformer).

Ask A Mexican explains lucha masks:

My theory? Masks are cool. As great as El Santo — Mexico’s most famous wrestler — was in the ring, he became an icon mostly because of a luminous silver mask that accompanied him through dozens of films and even into the afterlife. Masks allow wearers to bend societal norms and participate in activities that proper Mexicans would frown upon, like lucha libre or hatching a revolution in the Chiapan jungles. Without those masks, the wearer is just another Mexican — and who wants to be that?

KrisZ’s AAA results get their own post in a bit.

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