09/07: Mexico, Neza, Lineups, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 09/07 Arena Mexico [ova, ESTO, superluchas]
1) Starman & Trueno b Caligula & Messala
2) Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus b Mictlan, Super Nova, Valiente
3) Damian 666, Mr. Aguila, Texano Jr. b Sagrado, Sombra, Volador Jr.
4) Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible b Alex Koslov, Marco Corleone, Rey Bucanero
5) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas b Lizmark Jr., Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

Clean finishes everywhere but the tercera, where Agula yanked Sagrado’s mask and pinned him. I guess we are getting that trios title match sooner or later.

CMLL (THU) 09/06 Arena Neza [heri99]
1) Black Man & Renegado b Daredevil & Hombre Bala Jr.
2) Vaquero & Zayco b Molotov & Sensei
3) Artillero, Polvora, Super Comando b Astro Boy, Metalico, Tigre Blanco
4) Arkangel, Colmillo Blanco, Okumura b Leono, Ramstein, Valiente
5) Hijo de Lizmark, Misterioso II, Olimpico b Blue Panther, Maximo, Volador Jr.

All rudo wins. Ramstein ended up working tecnico, filling in for Maximo who filled in for Dos Jr.

CMLL (SUN) 09/09 Arena Neza
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Ramstein & Zayco
2) Bracito de Oro, Electrico, Pequeno Olimpico vs Pequeno Damian, Pequeno Halloween, Pequeno Mr. Aguila
3) Angel Azteca Jr., Super Nova, Tony Rivera vs Caligula, Dr. X, Messala
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., La Mascara, Valiente vs Arkangel, Atlantis, Euforia

CMLL (TUE) 09/11 Arena Coliseo
1) Tiger Kid & Trueno vs Caligula & Messala
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Pequeno Damian 666, Pequeno Halloween, Pequeno Violencia
3) Fabian el Gitano, Metalico, Neutron vs Mr. Mexico, Ohara, Okumura
4) Maximo, Ogun, Sagrado vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Marco Corelone vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Sangre Azteca

CMLL (FRI) 09/14 Arena Mexico
1) Angel Azteca Jr. & Tiger Kid vs Polvora & Vaquero
2) Leono, Mictlan, Super Nova vs Euforia, Loco Max, Nosferatu
3) Mascara Purpura, Sagrado, Sombra vs Damian 666, Mr. Aguila, Texano Jr.
4) Heavy Metal, La Mascara, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Black Warrior, Hijo de Lizmark
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Negro Casas vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Villano V

BLACK WARRIOR LIVES. If Warrior actually took a 3 month vacation just because he wanted to, and came back to the same spot, he’s the greatest man alive.

CMLL (SUN) 09/16 Arena Mexico
1) Pequeno Olimpico & Shockercito vs Fire & Sombrita
2) Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Sahori vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei
3) Alex Koslov, Maximo, Rey Bucanero vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Blue Panther, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas vs Hijo del Lizmark, Olimpico, Toscano
5) Atlantis & Mistico vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Ultimo Guerrero [pi]

I bet Emilio/Mascara gets added during the week.

CMLL CAN52 GdR #94 has
08/31 Mexico: Felino, Heavy Metal, Sagrado b Ephesto, Texano Jr., Virus
09/02 Coliseo: el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Villano V b Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.
more interviews about Dr. Wagner Sr.

Fantasma is being made head of the DF Box Y Lucha comission starting today.1

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09/07: Mexico preview, anniversary notes, GDL

Today’s card:

CMLL (FRI) 09/07 Arena Mexico
1) Starman & Trueno vs Caligula & Messala
2) Mictlan, Super Nova, Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
3) Sagrado, Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Damian 666, Mr. Aguila, Texano Jr.
4) Alex Koslov, Marco Corleone, Rey Bucanero vs Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible
5) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas vs Lizmark Jr., Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

ESTO’s preview pushes the Ultimo/Wagner (first match back in Mexico) and Lizmark/Panther feuds in the main event.

Ovaciones focuses on the anniversary, getting quotes from Panico. He says CMLL always tries to gives surprises to the fans, and they think this cage match is just going to be great. Panico vows that this match will not resolve everything (well duh), and we’ll have a mask or hair match in December. Panico says this show could air on PPV, or it could not. Why did I even bother typing that?

Univsion gets quotes from cage match participants. Mistico vows not to leave the cage! Kinda.

Blue Panther tells ESTO he plans to learn many new holds from his friends so he’s better prepared for the cage match. In fact, he’s going to lock himself in the gym so he’s totally focused on preparing. Blue Panther is awesome. Panther likes the 8 man cage better than triangle match, because this way it won’t be 2 on 1.

Super Luchas has ticket prices for the show: front row is 1000 pesos ($90 US), cheap seats are 200 pesos ($18).

CMLL (SUN) 09/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Milenio
2) Casanova & Estrella de Jalisco vs Fraile de la Muerte & Impostoe
3) Metalik & Metatron vs Depredador & Exterminador
4) El Gallo & Sombra vs Malefico & Sangre Azteca
5) Leon Blanco vs el Lobo [mask]
6) Maximo, Negro Casas, Sagrado vs Misterioso II, Toscano, Toxico

They’ve been building up to this mask match for a while. Leon Blanco should win.

CMLL (TUE) 09/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Quazar vs Virgo
2) Carlo Roggi vs Rey Trueno
3) Nube Roja vs Egipcio
4) Oro II vs Danger (Guadalajara)
5) Magnum vs Infierno
6) La Mascara & Sombra vs Misterioso II & Texano Jr.
7) Blue Panther & Rey Bucanero vs Toscano & Ultimo Guerrero

(RFC) La Fiera is in the hospital after his hair match versus Abismo earlier this week.

This time for sure: Incognito is working that CHIKARA cibernetico. Please don’t let there be a fake Incognito. He seems to work shows Sicodelico Jr., who works here at times, so that’s probably the deal. There’s still a mystery open spot on the lineup with rumors of being another luchador, but I haven’t heard names.

In California on Sunday, El Hijo del Santo will be honored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium for his work for ocean conservation. Meanwhile, El Diario published the usual: Santo expanding his business article, though they do drop his real name in this article.

Today in lucha libre history: Mr. Aguilta was born, Blue Panther successfully defended his mask, and Medico Asesino took the Mexican Heavyweight Championship from Jose Lothario, among other events.

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thoughs on the anniversary lineup

I’m so disappointed: if they put Lady Apache in there instead of Luna Magica, it could’ve been really great. That’s crushing.

ALSO, I’d love the opener if they swapped Loco Max and Virus. Viva Nuevo Infernales/Stuka fued.

Actually, I know I’m supposed to be so disappointed by the show being a one match card, and not even a GOOD match at that, but I’m neither disappointed nor surprised. Once they went from three way match to eight way cage match, whatever expectations I had for this show divebombed. Throwing all the feuds CMLL was doing in one match meant they didn’t really have to do any other match of meaning to continue feuds. If CMLL was feeling like it, maybe they’d throw in a new feud or a possible really good match as a token, but CMLL hasn’t felt like doing any more than minimally necessary all year and I guess now wasn’t the time to change that.

CMLL’s obviously thinking they’ll draw the same amount with a random, Sunday Coliseo-ish undercard as they would without – it’s all on Mistico and Perro being in a cage meaning something. It probably will, but I don’t think it helps down the road, when fans are giving a pointless undercard and a probable unsatisfying finish (they’re not paying to see Villano V, Blue Panther, or probably Lizmark Jr. lose his mask, unless it’s to Mistico and even then it’s a maybe.)

This Anniversary show, and Verano de Escandlo, are hyped as special shows because they’re supposed to be SPECIAL – and the promotion is going to charge special prices as a result. If they don’t deliver on that (and the shows could still surprise us), then they’re killing their own concept. I don’t think either lineup is very special – CMLL for lack of effort, AAA for repetitiveness.

AAA bugs me more, because they try new and interesting ideas at times, but when it really counts, they prefer to stay with a pat hand as long as possible. They have the potential to do more, so it’s frustrating when they don’t. CMLL’s worn me down with a year of inactivity and little effort, so I’ve long given up on being frustrated.

(The lack of depression might also be because my baseball team got utterly crushed about 30 minutes before I found out the lineup, and I now lack the ability to feel any emotion. But that’s another post somewhere else.)

I’m more interested in the 09/16 card than either ‘major show’. I figure a Dark Family member – not Ozz, probably Espiritu – will lose his hair at VdE, and nothing much will be actually settled. (There’s actually be more suspense if it was an Atomicos Title match, and then the new title match could be the main event – that’s also another poster.) I figure someone anticlimactic will lose their mask at Anniversary and nothing much that matters will be settled. Maybe Mascara Purpura will break out for the pack in his (probable) hair/mask match. Maybe there will be a trios match and we’ll get to see something crazy.

It at least still has a chance of being an interesting lineup. This one’s DOA.

edit:

One last thing, and then I don’t want to think about this card for 3 weeks.

Without subbing a guy, I can change the lineup to this

CMLL (FRI) 09/28 Arena Mexico [cmll.com]
1) Metalico, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Euforia, Loco Max, Nosferatu
2) Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Texano Jr., Virus [non-title?]
4) Negro Casas, Dos Caras Jr., Ultimo Dragon vs GdA (Olimpico, Sangre Azteca, Toscano)
5) High Society (Marco Corelone, Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero) vs Triad of Terror (Averno, Mephisto, Ephesto)
6) Mistico vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Villano V, Dr. Wagner Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, Hijo de Lizmark, Blue Panther, Atlantis [cage, hair, mask]

The only guy with tenure who gets moved down is Negro, and I’m willing to forget that, or just swap 4 and 5. (Or maybe swap the rudos.) I don’t think my lineup is great; there’s still nothing going on, but at least you could get the idea that they might be using this show as a launching pad for stuff down the road because of all the units teamed up.

What does the original card have that’s better than this? Why didn’t they choose to go this way?

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09/28 CMLL Anniversary Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 09/28 Arena Mexico [cmll.com]
1) Metalico, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Euforia, Loco Max, Nosferatu
2) Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) La Sombra, Ultimo Dragon, Volador Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Texano Jr., Virus
4) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Sagrado vs Ephesto, Sangre Azteca, Toscano
5) Marco Corelone, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Averno, Mephisto, Olimpico
6) Mistico vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Villano V, Dr. Wagner Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, Hijo de Lizmark, Blue Panther, Atlantis [cage, hair, mask]

Also of note, Mistico will return to the ring on the 09/16 (Sunday) Coliseo Mexico show.

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09/06: Coliseo, NL, Monterrey, Torero Cuatro Caminos to be bulldozed?

CMLL.com

CMLL (TUE) 09/04 Arena Coliseo [cmll]
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II b Artillero & Super Comando
2) Fire, Pequeno Violencia, Pierrothito b Bam Bam, Bracito de Oro, Pequeno Olimpico
3) Leono, Metalico, Tigre Blanco b Arkangel, Dr. X, Loco Max
4) Eclipse, Okumura, Satanico DQ Felino, Mascara Purpura, Sombra
5) Averno, Lizmark Jr., Mephisto b Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Sagrado
Mr. 4:40 replaced Heavy Metal in the main event and accidentally got Sagrado with the silla in the final fall. Panther was killed by the rudos.

Rudos were well on their way to losing the semimain, so Satanico fouled Felino to end it.

I’m always amused about how the Lion and Tigers are still teaming up, despite Metalico no longer being a jungle animal. Since it’s not like they were about to push anyone, they totally went the wrong way on the name change – they should’ve turned him into Tigre Alumino or something.

AAA (MON) 09/03 Cancha de Futbol Rap, Nuevo Laredo [El Manana via RFC]
3) En Insolito, Hombre sin Miedo, Sangre Chicana b Mr. Niebla, Viper 2007, Zumbido
4) Abismo Negro b La Fiera [hair]

AAA (SUN) 09/09 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Iron Xtreme & Panteria del Ring II vs Dr. Cianuro & Dranser
2) Mercurio vs Aguila Extrema, Criminal [bull terrier]
3) Guerrero Blanco & Iron vs Monje Negro Jr. & Virtual X
4) Antifaz & Viper 007 vs Rey Infernal & Sangre Chicana
5) Alan Stone, Alebrije, Elegido vs Hator, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido

I’ll update later in the day if the full Anniversary lineup gets to the ‘net today; it surely will by tomorrow morning. Reforma (via Omar Valencia @ el Maritente) suggests the National Trios defense vs either a Guerrero or a Perro team.

Noti AAA Blog has the Verano de Escandalo lineup, which you’ve already seen. Down the right side of the page, they’ve also got quotes from some of the cage participants and a quick recap of the recent AAA Heavyweight Tournament matches. (Of note, they don’t mention Zorro vs Chessman as being a UWA title match. Maybe it looked different on TV?)

According to ESTO, the owners of El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos are talking about selling the building to a developer, who will tear it down and build a mall. That would not be good for AAA.

Periodico Digitial Puebla writes about a local free lucha libre school
where people as young as 12 are trained. The instructor says it’s kinda like learning self-defense. Anyway, a whole bunch of trainees will debut on 09/16.

One more article on the lucha libre anthology comic coming out in the US today. (Thanks odessa.)

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CMLL FSE GdR #53

Toscano’s knee meets Atlantis’ head
FSE

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on FSE #53, taped 08/03 and 08/05, aired 09/02 in the US.

Wrestlers react to in-match injuries completely different in Mexico than I’m used to seeing in the US. US wrestlers have no problem giving up the match if someone gets hurt. Luchadors seem to go the complete opposite way – Wagner was more aggressive and more interesting in actually fighting after Atlantis then before (when he was posing and strutting.) It’s not just this match – the last Sunday Arena Coliseo Mexico show, where Famila de Tijuana attacked Maximo multiple times as he was being carried out comes to mind. I’m not sure if it’s just what you’re expected to do to protect the integrity of the match, it just seems very odd to my eyes.

Women’s trios was another good match, but it’d be nice if there was some sort of direction here.

I think I prefer the editing to be done in the first fall, but I prefer they cut out two more minutes of pointless stuff and just show complete matches.

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09/07 – 09/09 Lucha Times

FSE (US): Last week’s episode repeats Saturday afternoon, just before AAA on GALA starts. New show is the regular time: another women’s trios and the start of Lizmark vs Dos.

CAN52 (US): The segunda from Arena Mexico aired on the regular show, so I’m thinking the segunda from Coliseo (Sombra de Plata makes TV?) and the Perros vs Tecnicso main event.

AAA (US): Stop me if you’ve heard this before – Hell Brothers vs Sect. Minis gets a tag match and Air Force face Dark Family.

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09/05: Sunday Mexico show on 09/16, anniversary lineup tomorrow, Puebla, Juarez, Monterrey, IWRG, comics, Chivas, TNA

CMLL.com has a few announcements

– they’re running another Sunday Arena Mexico show on 09/16. That’d gotta be Purpura vs Emilio. Ovaciones also floats a Stuka/Satanico feud; I don’t know if that’s it, but there surely will be another noteworthy match.

– the full card for the anniversary show will be announced at a press conference. The cage match participants will sign the contract for their match at that time

– groups of people were waiting outside the ticket booth Tuesday morning just to be the first ot buy tickets.

CMLL (MON) 09/03 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) Blue Center, Forajido, The Tiger DQ Mr. Rafaga, Siki Osama, Siki Osama Jr.
2) Furia Chicana, Karissma, Toro Bill b Cerebro Negro, Kraken, Maniacop
3) Maximo, Sagrado, Volador Jr. b Eclipse, Efesto, Sangre Azteca
4) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero b Averno, Lizmark Jr., Mephisto
5) Perro Aguayo Jr. b Ultimo Guerrero

Perro snuck in a low blow on Ultimo. In the opener, rudos got DQed on the “no tossing the guy over the top rope” rule.

AAA (SUN) 09/02 Poliforo Juan Gabriel, Ciudad Juarez
1) Galaxy b Hermes
2) Peluchin I & Peluchin II DQ Guerrero Escarlata & Rey Guerrero
3) La Parkita & Mini Hator DQ Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman
4) Gran Apache, Rocky Star, Scorpio Kumbig King b Billy Boy, El Increible, Trimegistro
5) El Brazo, Magno, Super Clamato b Ari Romero Jr., Cinta de Oro, Zumbido
6) Ari Romero, Hator, Mr. Niebla b El Hijo Del Santo, Mil Mascaras, Tinieblas Jr.

Romero beat Mil in the main event, and challenged him to put up his IWA Heavyweight Championship. Mil said he’s going to Japan for two weeks, and he’ll ask the IWA commission there if he can.

In the 4th match, Rocky Star destroyed El Increible, yanking off a leg. (It’s a prostetic.)

Between the 3rd and 4th matches, they did a Santo mask giveaway with a local TV personality. Hator confronted the TV person for being in the ring and tore up the mask. Ari Romero ran out for the save, but turned on on the TV guy too. This should air on local TV today.

Mini Hator was filling in for Mascarita Divina and turned on Parkita.

This group is planning on running every other week, so they’re back on September 16th running matches off these results

AAA (SUN) 09/02 Poliforo Juan Gabriel Juarez
1) ? vs ?
2) ? & Cinthia Moreno vs La Sirenita & Martha Villalobos
3) Guerrero Escarlata, Peluchin I, Peluchin II, Rey Guerrrero vs Hurricane Hector, Nathan Sin, Randy Terrez, Scorpio Kumbia King
4) Magno, Super Astro, Super Clamato vs ?, Ari Romero Jr., Rocky Star
5) Brazo de Plata & El Brazo vs Hator & Sangre Chicana
6) Ari Romero vs Mil Mascaras

Third match is Team Juarez vs Team El Paso. I don’t like El Paso’s chances on Mexican Indepedence day. Main event will be a title match if Mil can get permission.

indy (TUE) 09/04 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup [RFC]
1) Mini 5X, Tigrito Universitario b Mini Hator, Coquito Amarillo
2) Morvius, Glactar b Azteca Warrior, Black Soul
3) Pancho Tequila, Red Flamer, Vudu b Sexy Francis, Diva Salvaje, Sexy Libre
4) Furor, Raiden, Cats b Rey Hechicero, Gitano, Apostol
5) Anibal el Vampiro, Ares, Silver Star b Sky, Humberto Garza Jr., Casanova

IWRG (THU) 09/06 Arena Naucalpan
1) Golem vs Akuma
2) Tortuguillo Ninja I & Tortuguillo Ninja II vs Pan Demonium & Puma King
3) Freelance, Marco Rivera, Samba vs Kai, Sasaki, Yamato
4) Cerebro Negro, Felino, Negro Navarro vs Cyborg, Hijo de Cien Caras, Septiembre Negro II
5) Alex Koslov vs Blue Demon Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. [Copa Azul]

IWRG (SUN) 09/09 Arena Naucalpan
1) Freelance, Halcon Salvaje, Marco Rivera vs Black Terry, Fantasma de la Opera, Macho II
2) Cerebro Negro, Felino, Negro Navarro vs Cien Caras Jr., Enfermero Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
3) Hijo de Anibal & Hijo de Solitario vs Hijo de Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

CMLL (WED) 09/05 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [el siglo de torreon]
1) Rey Fobia & Venum vs Imperio Negro & Star Jr.
2) Baby Olmos, Moro Jr., Pequeno Star vs Espacial, Flecha Veloz, Scriba Jr.
3) Piloto Suicida & Sexy Piscis vs Diamante Negro & Mr. Guerrero [LUM TAG]
4) Heavy Metal & Negro Casas vs Terrible & Ultimo Guerrero

AULL (SAT) 09/15 Arena Lopez Mateos [rudos de neza]
1) Babe Torres & Star Cat vs Herejia & Militar
2) ?, Robin Maravilla, Yakuza vs Brian Lee, Masusaki, Wataru
3) King Star Tiger, Mr. Potro, Psicopata vs Black Jaguar, Onita Sanatna, Rey Krymen
4) Terry 2000 vs Sadico [AULL LIGHT]
5) Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Toscano

indy (SUN) 09/02 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [Salomon Duarte]
1) Flamita & Vengador Azul b Flecha Amarilla & Tigre Negro
2) Mr. Krimen, Rey del Vudu I, Rey del Vudu II b King Flash, Ninja de la Sombra, Rey Tormenta
3) Black Hunter I, Black Hunter II, Mecano b Black Lancer, Lacandon I, Lacandon II
4) Mohicano I, Mohicano II, Super Yidra, Yaqui b Black Bird I, Black Bird II, Chico Che, Chiva Rayada
5) Flama Roja b Kid Star [hair]

Ovaciones has an extended interview with Blue Panther about the cage match. He sizes up his competitors and vows to be one of the first out of the cage. He does not plan to retire, should he lose his mask.

You recall the Lucha Libre comic book, already published in Europe and being brought to the US (which, concidentally, ships tommorow?) There’s already a deal to turn it into a movie. Filming would start early next year.

Speaking of remembering things – do you recall Mike Quackenbush’s July interview on Joe Versus the World where he hinted there was some talk with AAA people? Los Chiva Rayadas are working their 09/22 Cibernetico show. That’s perfect. (Thanks to Dr. Keith) Never mind. I didn’t figure on TWO teams of soccer playing goats.

In other crossover news, the latest Figure Four Weekly says the next TNA in Mexico show are scheduled for 12/15 at Toreo de Cuatro Caminos and 12/16 at Arena Monterrey. I presume this is also in SuperLuchas, but I haven’t seen it. Anyway, AAA’s planning on running Guerra de Titanes on 12/16 at Toreo, the very next day, so there are going to be issues. TNA’s talking about using Park, Demon and Santo, but I’ll believe it when it happens.

Box Y Lucha #2834 features the four individual feuds in the cage match (which are more interesting than the cage itself), and the funeral for Karloff Lagarde.

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09/16 AAA TV Lineup (Guadalajara – Verano de Escandalo)

Previous: 08/31 (Moroleon), 09/09 (Chihuahua), 09/13 (Dolores, Hidalgo)

AAA TV (SUN) 09/16 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progress de Guadalajara [El Reforma via Jazzo @ el martinete]
1) Aero Star, Estrellita, Octagoncito, Rey Cometa vs Mini Chessman, Alfa, Fabi Apache, Gran Apache
2) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo vs Decnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
3) Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera vs Antifaz, Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis II
4) La Parka Jr., Laredo Kid, Latin Lover, Ricky Marvin vs Abismo Negro, Kenzo Suzuki, Ron Killings, Sabu
5) El Mesias vs Chessman or Charly Manson [AAA HEAVY]
6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico, Zorro vs Cuervo, Escoria, Espiritu, Ozz [dome cage, hair]

Air Date (approx)
Mexico: 09/30
US: 10/27

Chessman and Charly will meet the taping before to determine the finalist. I don’t think either will be working double – Parka getting subbed in seems like a good bet. Still seems underwhelming.

September 4 Post

Ovaciones is reporting this lineup

* Mesias vs Charly Manson vs Chessman [AAA HEAVY]
* Hell Brothers vs La Secta [dome cage, hair]

When did AAA turn into Blue’s Clues? How many times are they going to do that cage match this year?

Also, the tournament doesn’t make any sense at all. Also, it sucks that Mesias is going to beat up both Charly and Chessman by himself (because Mesias is winning the title), even though they should have a brain and beat him up first. I can’t imagine Charly and Chessman looking like anything but goofs after that match.

ALSO, so I guess the Hell Brothers would be Cibernetico and two guys who aren’t Hell Brothers (Zorro and Parka?).

(I’ll bump this post up whenever we get a full lineup.)

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09/04: Guadalajara, Madero, Marvin, Magazines

CMLL (SUN) 08/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Milenio & Valentin Mayo b Quazar & Virgo
2) Casanova & Mach I b Azazel & Egipcio
3) Infierno, Lobo, Toxico b Gallo, Leon Blanco, Magnum
4) Rayman & Sagrado b Cien Caras Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 [OCCIDENTE TAG]
5) Ephesto, Mephisto, Universo 2000 b La Sombra, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

Lobo & Gallo are having a mask match in two weeks. Mephisto snuck a foul on Negro.

CMLL (TUE) 08/28 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Estrella de Jalisco b Impostor
2) Nube Roja b Danger (Guadalajara)
3) Guerrero Samurai II b Exterminador
4) Lobo & Máscara Mágica b Gallo & Metatron
5) La Sombra b Sangre Azteca
6) Cien Caras Jr. b Sagrado
7) Máscara Año 2000 & Último Guerrero DQ Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone

ultimo faked a foul in the main event. Sangre/Sombra was said to be real good.

CMLL (SUN) 09/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Mayu @ el martinete]
3) ?, Lobo, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. b Gallo, Leon Blanco, Magnum
4) Rayman b Sangre Azteca
5) Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas b Mephisto, Toxico (Guadalajara), Ultimo Guerrero

Toxico replaced Toscano. Not sure who filled in for him in his match. Sangre’s losing a lot of singles matches here for someone who’s a single champion. Maybe there’s a title match coming up?

AAA (SUN) 09/02 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC
1) Dr. Cianuro & Scravos b Iron Xtreme & Rey Imagen
2) Aguila Extrema & Virtual X b Euforia (Monterrey) & Mercurio
3) Monje Negro Jr. & Rey Infernal b Guerrero Blanco & Hombre Sin Miedo
4) Kauro Ito & Sangre Chicana b Ayako Hamada & Viper 007
5) El Mesias & Espiritu b Octagon & Zorro

Octagon didn’t really participate in the match.

CMLL (WED) 09/05 Centro de Convenciones Madero [El Sol de Tampico]
1) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Luna Magica vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei
2) Astro Boy, Super Nova, Valiente vs Artillero, Dr. X, Súper Comando
3) La Máscara & Lumino vs Iron Boy, La Sombra, Baby Lover, Brazo de Platino, Satánico, Silver Fox, Euforia, Mensajero de la Muerte, Mascara Negra, Nitro [gran alternativa]
4) Máximo, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Sangre Azteca
5) Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Vampiro vs Damián 666, Lizmark Jr., Mr. Águila
6) Averno, LA Park, Último Guerrero vs Dr. Wagner Jr., el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, LA Park

This is a rescheduled show due to the hurricane, if I recall right. The article says Mistico will be on the Ultimo Guerrero team, but doesn’t specify a fourth guy on the other team, so I think he’ll just be seconding them (and maybe doing spots.) Some of the 4th and 5th match participants have changed – Lizmark got moved to the rudo side, just in time to make that wrong too.

Boxere Erik Morales is starting up WBC Wrestling World Championship, a lucha libre division of boxing’s World Boxing Council. They’re going to use the boxing infrastructure to promote wrestling events with El Hijo del Santo. They’ll be promoting in Japan and the Phillapenes. It reads like this is an offshoot of the usual Tijuana stuff – both Rey Misterio Sr. and Benjamin Mora (WWA) are specifically mentioned as being involved.

AAA (FRI) 09/07 Gimnasio del Estadio Carlos Serdan Arechavaleta [Notiver]
1) Century & Tiger Boy vs Comet Williams & Kronos (indy)
2) Katin, La Parkita, Rey Egipto, Rocko Marvin vs Black Love, El Espectrito, Mini Charly Manson, Siniestro
3) Apolo, Black Baby, Celestial (Veracruz), Matematico Jr., Sange y Fuego vs Acero, Caballero Imperial, El Buitre, Sombra Guerrero, Triple XXX
4) Ferrari Jr., Laredo Kid, Rey Cometa, Ricky Marvin vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz, Rockero Infernal
5) Elegido, Intocable, Super Porky vs Charly Manson, Chessman, Corsario Matriz

El Sol de Hidalgo has an obit for Karloff Lagarde.

Magazines
Guerrero del Ring #103 has Atlantis & Ultimo ripping at a Villano III mask as tease for the cage match.
Super Luchas #384 hypes the cage match
SuperLuchas #228 has Misterio’s WWE return, Karloff Lagarde’s passing, and Atlantis and sons in Japan.

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