AAA notes, Crazy Boy, Hija de Sangre Chicana

AAA is altering the name of the next major show to “Heroes Inmortals III: Homenaje a Don Antonio Pena”. WORDY. Moving Pena’s name to the subtitle makes it seem as though they might stop using it at some point, but it’s hard to imagine such things actually occurring with how visible his name is on an weekly basis. Perhaps instead, this will become like Dos Leyendas, where it’s always the founder (Salvador Lutteroth there) and a wrestler. Though I’d assume the HOF inducement is done at TripleMania because that’s what WWE does, it also might work better to do it on this show, since this is the looking back one.

AAA TV update: There’s no AAA taping on 09/18 in Puebla. There is an AAA show on that date, but it’s a normal house show, and AAA says the mention of it on TV was to just to promote it. There will be no more tapings until the Heroes Inmortales show because they’re so far behind on what’s aired. That show looks to air about a week after it takes place, which gets them back to normal.

Al Filo del Ring catches up with Crazy Boy, who’s seems like a rare AAA rank and file wrestler going on record to support the changes in the promotion over the last few years and excited about the foreigners being brought in. There’s a little talk about DTU too.

Guadalajara wrestler Robert Paz has passed away.

Estrella del Ring looks at six names used in CMLL, which had already been long in use Cuernavaca. The implication here is the names have been stolen, but I tend to believe in ignorance (though sometimes willful) over malice when this sort of thing happens. There are only so many one word names. It’s probably happened forever and will continue to happen, but now it’s just more noticeable since everyone’s linked together tighter. The only solution is some national name registry (probably linked with some national licensing situation), and that’s never ever going to happen.

Cesar rates the main eventers, midcarders and opening match wrestlers in the least few weeks, figuring out who deserves to be on the anniversary show.

Hablando de Catch has an interview with Ricky Cruz, about this pre-Mexico career.

SuperLuchas #331 has Mistico & Negro on the cover, and an interview with Oriental. Oriental is not as high about people new to the company getting guaranteed deals while he couldn’t get any work. There’s also an interview with Lluvia, where she reveals herself to be Sangre Chicana’s daughter.

The new edition of Dos de Tres includes Cibernetico talking about his return, and Jack Evans teaching you how to breakdance.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Liger defeats UG, Casas wins going into hair match, lineup

CMLL (FRI) 09/11 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, Record, Cesar]
1) Camorra & Escorpion b Diamante & Starman
2) Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeno Nitro, Pierrothito vs Eléctrico, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito
3) Máximo, Mictlán, Rouge b Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis
4) Terrible b La Máscara [lightning]
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Toscano
6) Jushin Liger, Naito, Yujiro b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero

Though CMLL tried to show a hype video for Liger before he entered, Black Warrior rushed Yujiro to start the fight. Atlantis attacked Naito, so of course Ultimo ended up with Liger. Japan took fall one (Liger brainbuster Guerrero, No Limit beating Warrior), Mexico rallied back to win the second (Warrior on Yujiro, Altantis on Naito), and Liger fouled UG and pinned him for the win. Liger seemed in full rudo mode – he was running away from UG at the end of the second fall.

Negro picked up a clean win on last year’s Anniversary loser in the deciding fall in the deciding fall. Tecnicos didn’t win a fall on their own, only picking up the second after Pesta Negra starting using their trash can.

Three injuries in the early matches: Terrible beat La Mascara with the Styles Clash and Mascara needed help. Rouge had a random arm injury (which could be a chronic issue for him) in his team’s win. Camorra’s top con giro at the close of the opener ended up hitting one of the tecnicos directly in the face – SuperLuchas says Starman, Cesar says Diamanate.

IWRG (THU) 09/10 Arena Naucalpan [EdR]
1) Imperial b Comando del Diablo
2) Bushi, Exodia, Turbo b Carta Brava Jr., Gringo Loco, Heavy Boy
3) Freelance b Avisman
4) Bobby Lee Jr. & Suicida b Blasfemia & Nosawa
5) Masada & Pirata Morgan b Angelico & Scorpio Jr.

No Ricky Cruz or Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., which causes some changes on the top of the card. Freelance won in straight falls and asked for a title match.

Fuego en el Ring interviews Maximo about Brazo de Plata’s return to CMLL and the chances of a trio with La Mascara or other Brazos.

Tribuna Campeche talks to Lizmark about his career. He’s wrestling a retirement show on the 19th there. The mysterious new Lizmark Jr. is pictured but not mentioned in the article.

The Gladiatores has an interview with La Nazi

CMLL (WED) 09/16 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Cholo & Zayco
2) Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeno Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pierrothito
3) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata vs Hooligan, Loco Max, Pólvora
4) Maximo, Metro, Rouge vs Atlantis, Hijo de Lizmark, Misterioso II
5) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto [CMLL TRIOS]

In addition to GDL, this is also the day where they’ve got a full lineup going out to SLP, so this is sort of a third tier lineup. Not sure what they’ll do if Rouge is unavailable here; they’re probably waiting to after the anniversary to bring back Super Porky as a special deal, but maybe he ends up wrestling here instead.

Friday’s lineup, you know.

Friday notes

I’m busy and afraid to look in the comment section. (More than usual!) Quiet day anyway.

Previews of tonight: ESTO, Ovaciones (hooray for posting today’s article, since the PDF isn’t up), LuchandoLibre. The big story here is Liger’s debut match, as good as bet as they have for drawing a good house the week before the anniversary show. Looks like he’ll be headlining every show he’s on as a rudo and teaming with No Limit most of the time. There sure seems to be a Liger/UG match coming before he goes back to Japan (which makes one wonder if UG is headed back to Japan at some point in the near future.) No Mistico on the card, but with Negro in the semimain, it wouldn’t shock anyone to see a surprise appearance. Terrible/Mascara as the lightning match is interesting in light of Terrible’s pals getting a shot at Mascara’s trios titles next week.[poll id=”43″]

CMLL announced the anniversary show will start a half hour earlier, to show a video of past anniversaries. So, an episode of Ras de Lona then? Or maybe they’ll help us fill some gaps on the list of Anniversary main events?

El Pancracio writes about new CMLL wrestler Disturbio and Puebla wrestler with Tigre Rojo.

Luchas 2000 486 has many pages on Alex Koslov – having wholy and completely different articles on the show, Alex on losing the cage, Roldan talking about the Cruiserweight Title, and the CMLL booking committee saying he’s not coming in is completely normal and still odd. It’s all the same story.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s upcoming lineuips.

FWIW: I had planned to do a move on the luchawiki server this weekend which would take it down a few hours. Not sure if that’s going to happen, but I’ll try to give warning (both here and the wiki) if it does.

XLAW, Koslov, lineups

X-LAW (TUE) 09/08 Coliseo Tulancingo [X-LAW
1) Rocky Lobo b Angel Suicida, Drastik Boy, Lancelot, Black Fire, Masterson Boy, Slayer, Concord, Dinastia, Korey
2) Impostor b Alfil
3) Epidemia & Heavy Boy b Konami & Rex
4) Angel o Demonio, LEon ROjo, Ovett b Payaso Carrona, Payaso Miedo, Payaso Terror
5) Kai & Ragde b Bushi & Pesadilla
6) Jiro Hachmitsu, Masada, Oriental b Fantasma de la Opera, Genesis, Suicida
7) Super Crazy b Damián 666, Nosawa [XLAW JH]

Oriental and Suicida were added to the show.

Alex Koslov is still in AAA. If you didn’t believe me before, and if you didn’t read Meltzer mocking the angle in yesterday’s Observer, here’s two articles that might get you to believe:

– Alex Koslov told Record he’s planning to sue AAA to get his job back, claiming unfair dismissal. Which doesn’t quite flow from neither the angle where he was fired for losing a match he agreed to, either from the fake-shoot-angle where he was leaving AAA for opportunities elsewhere.

– Luchas2000 included an interview with CMLL’s booking crew, who said they had not heard from Alex and would definetly not be bringing Alex back.

This is just a vacation, during a slow period in spot shows. (Slow enough that people are complaining to the Observer about it; not enough work is the reason cited for Oriental leaving.)

Shocker explains the new Guapos will be himself and Jon Strongman, because they don’t need anyone else. In fact, they’ll be so great together, they could battle trios, or atomicos, or five men teams, or street musicians, or soccer teams that want to tkae on the Guapos. It’s good to believe in yourself.

Speaking of shows, CMLL has an odd looking schedule next week, moving shows on to accommodate Independence Day on Wednesday

CMLL (MON) 09/14 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Centella de Oro vs Ares & Barbaro I
2) Delta, Horus, Metálico vs Bronco, Inquisidor, Scorpion
3) Leono, Rouge, Tony Rivera vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Místico vs Jushin Liger, Naito, Yujiro

Barbaro I?

CMLL (WED) 09/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Saturno vs Ebola & In Memoria
2) Angelo & Hierro vs Angel del Mal & Drago
3) Fabián el Gitano, Flash, Mascara Dorada vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
4) Mictlán vs Máscara Mágica [hair]
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, Último Guerrero vs Jushin Liger, Naito, Yujiro

CMLL (WED) 09/16 Arena Coliseo
1) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto [CMLL TRIOS]

This replaces the usual Arena Mexico show. Sunday is also an Arena Coliseo show, with the idea that Arena Mexico will be shut down for the week leading up the anniversary show. IWRG will be moving it’s Thursday’s show to Wednesday as well.

La Raza has a preview of Lucha Va Voom in Chicago, including what looks like an actual lineup of matches. No way that can be right.

The Gladiatores has interviews with Nosawa and Oriental.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news updates.

09/09-10 Lucha Times

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AAA-US: Mesias/Wagner in a bull terrier match, Billy & Sexi vs Fabi & Aero in a street fight, and the Elegido/Gronda vs Joe Lider/Nicho rematch.

52MX: probably the Flash/Metaro/Rogue vs Euforia/Tigre/Virus match and the Atlatnis/Warrior/Lizmark vs Dorada/Mictlan/Sagrado semimain.

CMLL: top 3, which means the Lyger debut teaming with No Limit vs Atlantis/Guerrero/Warrior

AAA-MEX: part 2 of VdE, which should have HX vs Elegido/Gronda II, Charly/Chessman, and the titlte match.

FOX: Minis, maybe, and the No Limit/V5 vs Garza/La Mascara/Toscano. It is awfully concidental timing that Mendoza goes down with an injury just when his use to the promotion has ended for the time being (they don’t need him to team with No Limit with Lyger around. They didn’t need him when Lyger wasn’t around either, but that’s what they were doing.)

C3: Mephisto vs Garza and more.

Puebla: figure the tercera gets dropped, and maybe we figure out what’s the deal with the new names in the opener.

Monterrey: Ninja/Orientals vs Hombre sin Miedo, Black Diamond, Caifan

09/26 AAA TV Lineup (Monterrey) – Antonio Pena Memorial show

Don’t trust people with 1 post and hot info. Let’s try this again!

AAA TV (SAT) 09/26 Arena Monterrey [AAA]
1) Argenis, Atomic Boy, Laredo Kid vs Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II [glow in the dark]
2) Decnnis, El Elegido, Gronda II vs Gronda, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario [cage, hardcore]
3) Extreme Tiger vs Sugi SanJack EvansTeddy HartRocky Romero [AAA CRUISER, Ladder]
4) Sexy Star vs Fabi Apache [Reina De Reinas, bull terrier]
5) La Parka Jr. vs OctagónSilver KingElectro ShockAlan StoneZorroÚltimo GladiadorKenzo SuzukiMarco CorleonePimpinela Escarlata,CibernéticoOzz? [copa Pena]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs El Mesías [AAA HEAVY]
7) Charly Manson vs Chessman [hair]

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#907, #908)
Mexico: 10/09, 10/16
US: 10/24, 10/31

Zorro takes Elegido’s place in the copa Pena, with Elegido being sucked into the hardcore cage match disaster area.  No one knows why Decnnis is teaming with the tecnicos. Whatever happened the Guapito’s promotion, anyway? They haven’t done anything with that angle in months. Also, it just occured to me that they’re going to set up a cage and take down a cage during this show, where every match is getting a lot time. Remind me not to live blog this.

Sexy/Fabi has been made a bull terrier match, which they just did on TV, with the same exact seconds (Billy & Aero), so…that match did have it’s moments, but not enough that I needed to see it again.

Poder del Norte vs Fuerza Aerea will be better than the Psycho Clowns, so I think this is all a net impovment.

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Puebla, Mexico, Guadalajara, Lyger

CMLL (MON) 09/07 Arena Puebla [SuperLuchas]
5) Yujiro b Shocker [copa Puebla]

Yujiro snuck in a foul and won himself a big trophy.

CMLL (TUE) 09/08 Arena Mexico [ESTO, CMLL]
1) Sensei & Trueno b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata b Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. b Pólvora, Vangelis, Virus
4) La Sombra, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Mephisto b Héctor Garza

Main was said to be cold and boring. Mephisto snuck in a foul. Tecs lost the first fall of the semimain, but took the last two.

CMLL (TUE) 09/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Metatrón & Nube Roja b Skaxy & Titanio
2) El Divino & Hierro b Infierno & Rey Trueno
3) Dr. X & Loco Max b Pegasso & Rey Cometa
4) Máscara Mágica, Mr. Niebla, Felino b Blue Panther, Máximo, Mictlán
5) Shocker b Terrible

Terrible took the first, but Shocker won the second and third. Mascara Magica cheated to beat Mictlan again, and they’ll have a hair match next week. Felino replaced Negro Casas, which I hope is just randomness.

Lyger is in Mexico; a day early, since the pictures all say the 7th. Nice shirt! Lyger’s promo sure sounds like he’s going to be a rudo.

AAA adds Alan Stone to the Pena match at the Pena show, but otherwise the lineup posted a couple days ago has been dead on. They announced the Charly/Chessman hair match yesterday.

IWRG Copa High Power, AULL with AJPW, Oriental, Koslov

IWRG (SUN) 09/06 Arena Naucalpan [Estrella del Ring, Black Terry Jr. photos, Al Filo del Ring]
1) Keshin Black b Alan Extreme
2) Dark Saint & Menfis b Rey Tempestad & Star Boy
3) Blasfemia, Capitán Muerte, Mr. America b Angelico, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II
4) Bushi, Chico Che, Exodia b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Bobby Lee Jr. b Masada, Nosawa, Fuerza Guerrera, Kai, Veneno, Suicida, Juventud Guerrera, Gringo Loco, Pendulo [copa higher power]

Bobby Lee Jr. wins this tournament? Not that they really had regulars here besids Suicida and Pendulo.

AULL (SUN) 09/06 Arena Lopez Mateos [EdR]
1) Gallito de Oro & Principe Torbellino DRAW Hormiga Atomica & Rey Cristal
2) Super Halcon Jr., Super Panda, Tortuguillo Ninja DQ Conde Bartock, Epidemia, Psicopata
3) Robin Maravilla, Sadico, Yakuza DQ Cerebro Maligno, Epitafio, Herejia and Angel o Demonio, Leon Rojo, Ovett [AULL TRIOS]
4) Masada b Rocky Santana, Sepulturero I, Terry 2000, Último Vampiro, Jiro Hachimitsu, Kai, Nosawa [XLAW INTERNATIONAL]

Masada got Rocky Santana with a foul and covered him to win the vacant title in the main event. Porros (Angel O Demonio’s team) got eliminated form the three way for a DQ, so they kept interfering until they get the other challengers DQ too.

Ras de Lona promoted the upcoming return of Brazo de Plata and hyped up the anniversary show. The segments with Mini Violencia’s kids and India & Maximo’s newborn were cute, but I was totally lost on the news bit with Medusa, Black Warrior and Black Warrior’s wife.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico card is built around Mephisto vs Hector Garza.

DJ Spectro posted the Oriental is leaving AAA article from Box Y Lucha.

Chuck Palumbo worked the AAA show in Tijuana this past Friday. Seems to only work the Tijuana shows.

Box Y Lucha #2938 has Mistico vs Negro, plus Alex trying the “if CMLL brought back Mr. Niebla, why wouldn’t they bring back me?” Of course, Niebla didn’t leave CMLL, CMLL dropped him admits much talk of personal issues.

El Pancracio has an interview with Puebla wrestler King Jaguar.

Kidnapped by Ninjas is a new lucha libre product review site. First review is the Lourdes Gorbet book.

Kcidis illustrates Mistico trashing Peste Negra.

411 Mania has a review of the EAW show that aired. The EAW people did interviews last week vowing a return, but didn’t

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Ohtani’s Jacket didn’t like the style of Santo/Casas for the NWA Welterweight Title in 95.

09/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara results

CMLL (SUN) 09/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
0) Nocturno b Johnny Dinamo
1) Fraile de la Muerte & Titanio b Astaroth & Virgo
2) Angelo & Metatron b Acertijo & Rafaga
3) Gallo, Hierro, Metal Blanco b Angel del Mal, Asesino Negro, Leon Blanco
4) La Sombra, Shocker, Valiente b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Averno b Blue Panther [NWA MIDDLE]

Panther took the first, Averno took the second. Panther grabbed Averno in the fujiwara in the third, Averno gave up, and the referee signaled the win…then noticed Averno’s foot had been outside the ring, so the hold should’ve been broken. Panther was too busy celebrating to realize what had happened, and Averno pulled him in the same armbar for the submission. Fuego interviewed all three people involved in the decision, though you can probably work out what they said. Referee says it’s Panther’s own fault for premature celebration.

Valiente replaced Volador.

09/06 Arena Coliseo results

CMLL (SUN) 09/06 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, Ovaciones]
1) Sensei & Trueno b Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Eléctrico, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito
3) Flash, Metro, Rouge b Euforia, Tiger Kid, Virus
4) Atlantis, Black Warrior, Hijo de Lizmark b Mascara Dorada, Mictlán, Sagrado
5) Héctor Garza, La Máscara, Toscano b Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Yujiro

Ray Mendoza Jr. got knocked out catching Hector Garza on a plancha. He was taken to the hospital and held for observation.

Atlantis broke out a green outfit in support of the national team.