AAA #646

AAA #646, taped 08/31, aired US 10/13

I have no idea why stomping is worse than the stuff they’ve been doing for the last five minutes or why beatdowns that have gone longer have been allowed or why the Sect is headlining the next PPV and can’t even get a 5 on 1 pin on Laredo Kid. This is awful, awful booking designed to draw zero dollars and zero pesos and I’d like to say I’m numb to it at this point, but I just spent a lot of words on something I’m supposedly numb on – sounds like extreme annoyance actually.

I think I actually hated the triangle match MORE.

It had to be Konnan not being around to help closely watch things this month, right? I actually prefer the slow as molasses nothing happening for three months booking we had before this month, and that was awful. This is just worse.

There must’ve been something on this show I liked, but I’m too blinded by aggravation to recall.

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10/22: Mistico/Averno, Anniversary PPV to air, IWRG, GDL, Pierroth Jr., Tijuana

CMLL (SUN) 10/21 Arena Coliseo
1) Astro Boy & Sensei b Pólvora & Vaquero
2) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Tony Rivera b Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Mr. México
3) Felino, La Máscara, Valiente b Misterioso II, Skandalo, Virus
4) Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero, Shocker b Black Warrior, Olímpico, Samurai Shiro
5) Místico b Averno

Tecnico sweep. Averno had Mistico in the Devil’s Wings, in the third fall, but Mistico escaped to an armbar. They fought a bit longer, but Mistico ended up getting La Mistica for the win. CMLL.com’s notes teases further matches, but I’m not so sure.

Shocker pinned Samurai Shiro in the semimain.

(El_Blue on El Martiente) Mexico’s Galavision is scheduled to air the CMLL Anniversary show on 10/28. I’ve looked at the TV listings for Sunday, and they list Lucha Libre AAA twice in a row, both two hours long. A shorter AAA show makes sense – whenever AAA splits up a taping in half, they usually have about 5 hours of original stuff and one hour of filler repeat, and this should be the second week of the Pena show.

IWRG (THU) 10/18 Arena Naucalpan [SuperLuchas]
1) Judas el Traidor & Rockero del Diablo b Halcon Salvaje & Latin Brother
2) Fantasma de la Ópera, Golem, Samba b Capitan Muerte, Oficial 911, Xibalva
3) Black Terry, Enterrador 2000, Septiembre Negro II DQ Centauro, el Hijo Del Anibal, Negro Navarro
4) Oficial Fiero b Ultraman Jr. [IWRG IC MIDDLE, qf]
5) Negro Casas b Nitro [IWRG IC MIDDLE, qf]
6) Negro Casas b Ultraman Jr. [IWRG IC MIDDLE, sf]

Instead of two brackets of eight, IWRG was actually running two brackets of four. They had all eight wrestlers here for the seeding battle royal (which means people worked one minute and were done for the day), so Bogeman, Damian 666, Villano III and Felino all move on to next week. Negro’s not a regular here and there’s no built in rivalry. Bogeman was my pick going into this and still seems like the safe bet, but I could see any one of the other four moving on to face him.

IWRG (SUN) 10/21 Arena Naucalpan [SuperLuchas]
1) Simbolo & Tortuguillo Ninja b Asesino del Futuro & Comando Gama
2) Kid Tiger & Samba b Macho II & Radioactivo
3) Capitan Muerte, Cyborg, Xibalva b Centauro, Fabián el Gitano, Golem
4) Cirujano, Enterrador 2000, Nitro b Bogeman, Felino, Ultraman Jr.
5) Fantasma de la Ópera & Freelance DQ Black Terry & Cerebro Negro [ri]
6) Cerebro Negro DQ Black Terry [IWRG IC WELTER]

Everyone had a hard time with the concept of excessive violence on this show. The relevos incredible came down to Cererbo Negro vs Freelance, and Cerebro Negro got a submission for the win. He wouldn’t let go, so the ref DQed them. Black Terry was naturally ticked at his partner for throwing a way a win, and beat him up good. The referee tried to get Terry to back off, Black Terry pushed him away and finished off Cerebro Negro. Of course, the referee DQed Black Terry, and Cerebro Negro wins the welterweight title for the fifth time. Something out of Fantasma de la Opera, Black Terry and Cerebro Negro should be part of the yearly Castle of Terror show next week.

IWRG’s website is starting to sort of work. The lineup page is updated. Links or hit or miss on working the rest of the site and there’s not much content. There doesn’t seem to be a results page, and you still get a full screen of javascript code if you go to the homepage in Firefox.

CMLL (TUE) 10/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [superluchas #235]
1) Impostor b Thunder Boy
2) Estrella de Jalisco b Fraile de la Muerte
3) Metatron b Danger (Guadalajara)
4) Mr. Trueno b Magnum
5) Sagrado NC Máscara Mágica
6) Blue Panther & Rey Bucanero b Damián 666 & Mr. Águila
7) Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone b Atlantis & Terrible

Ref caught both Mascara Magica and Sagrado fouling each other and threw the match out. Those two have been feuding for quite a while and must be close to a hair match.

AAA AYALA (TUE) 10/16 Lienzo Charro de Ciudad Mante [superluchas #235]
1) Baby Lover & Chuntaro b Atomo Negro & Mensajero de al Muerte
2) Jesse & Yurkio b Brazo de Plata Jr. & Spider-Boy
3) Alebrije & Cuije b Chucky & Monsther [AAA MASCOT TAG]
4) Nemesis AAA & Super Fly b Alan & Decnis
5) Brazo de Plata Jr., Elegido, Gronda II b Decnis, Monsther, Taliban
6) Alan Stone, Elegido, Gronda II b Scorpio Jr., Taliban, Zumbido

A bus breakdown caused people to be quite late for the show, so they kinda did the main event twice. Barrio Boy Alan does still exist, good to know.

Superluchas says the belt Lola Gonzalez is defending is from “EWF”, but the letters on the belt appear to be EWWC. Don’t know of either.

In last week’s SuperLuchas, Pierroth said he’d be the only Pierroth by the end of the year, because he wasn’t happy with how things turned out (after he sold he sold the rights to his “son” gimmicks to various people.” This week, on the cover of SuperLuchas (and a video at that link), Pierroth Jr. unmasks himself. As previously figured, he was the original Mosco de Merced, later known as X-Fly. I’m surprised he didn’t lose his mask in a match, and Mosco claims he didn’t want to be a fraud by losing it. According to Mosco, Pierroth offered him the mask for five years and is backing out after only two, but they only had a verbal agreement, nothing on paper. (Always get it on paper!)

Figure on Hijo de Pierroth, which is the one who’s been a regular in CMLL (but may be out of it now) to figure out a new gimmick if/when he comes back from AJPW.

indy (FRI) 10/26 Auditorio de Tijuana [d3v1lb0y @ box y lucha]
1) Forastero & TJ Power vs Hades & Mr. Maldito
2) Scream, Tazmania, Viernes 13 vs Excalibur, Iron Boy, Luminoso
3) Bam Bam & Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mini Damian 666 & Mini Halloween
4) Bobby Lee Jr. vs Hijo de Kendo, Angel Blanco Jr., Kiss Jr., Hijo de Rey Misterio, Black Shadow Jr., Hijo del Faraon [cage, mask, hair]

Links
* In a radio interivew, Teddy Hart says he and Jack Evans have been offered spots in AAA by Konnan, but even Teddy notes it’s not confirmed. There’s been talk for a while about Konnan bringing in indy name high fliers from US (and Canada) and this would fit with that.
* El Sud de Californiano writes about an AAA spot in Los Cabos.
* On a show on Thursday in Thursday Perro and Hector worked tecnico, while Alex and Marco were evil foreigners. Or the reporter could just be confused, but it does make sense that Los Perros would be cheered in places.
* Medusa chats with Box Y Lucha on Tuesday.

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10/20 AAA TV Results (Orizaba)

Previous: 09/30 (Tabasco), 10/07 (Pena Memorial Show), 10/18 (Aguascalientes)

AAA TV (SAT) 10/20 Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz [Salvador Rodriguez Cruz @ el martiente]
1) Billy Boy, Fabi Apache, Mary Apache b Cinthia Moreno, Oriental, Rossy Moreno
2) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo b Decnnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
3) Alberije, El Elegido, Intocable b Antifaz, Histeria, Psicosis
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera NC Extreme Tiger, Halloween
5) Electro Shock, Mesias, Zorro b Gronda II, La Parka Jr., Octagón
6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico b Kenzo Suzuki, Konnan, Mr. Niebla, X-Pac

Air Date (if Pena show is two parts)
Mexico: 11/11
US: 12/01

In between the second and third match, Prez Roldan called out Mesias to the ring to set up a AAA Title match. Roldan suggested Alebrije, Octagon, La Parka Jr. and Intocable, but it sounds like Mesias buried them all. It didn’t really matter, the swerve was Cibernetico is #1 contender and getting the shot. I’m not sure why we needed a skit for that, but okay.

Main event was 3 v 4 because Niebla hadn’t been used, I guess. (Antifaz was the Abismo replacement earlier.) Cibernetico still won clean with a chokeslam on Kenzo. Previously, Mesias won his match with a belt shot, so they ended with the big title match tease.

We still have many weeks before Guerra de Titanes, but it would not be a surprise for AAA to autopilot the main event scene towards that title match. Hopefully they start clearing things up underneath.

The other story of the show was Alan and Intocable interfering in each other’s matches to help each other win. I guess they’re teaming up? This was hinted at back when the Guapos first split up, when Intocable made the save for Alan and checked on him (rife with subtext.)

The Mexican Powers/Familia de Tijuana match didn’t reallly happen. Instead of Nicho being there for a match, Konnan came out and lead his assembled forces (Legion, Vipers, Familia) into destroying the Mexican powers.

The Apaches/Moreno match was said to be a good technical match. Gran Apache made an appearance with his daughters. He was walking here with the use of a cane, so at least things are improving. Gran Apache tried to interfere at the end of the match, but accidentally tripped up Mary. That lead to the loss, Mary arguing with Gran Apache after the match, and everyone turning on Mary after the match. How random. She was stretchered out and Cinthia needed medical help as well. Not sure what happened with her, but Cinthia has had her shoulder in a modified sling for quite some time.

Announced Upcoming Taping
– 10/26: Ciudad de Veracruz

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10/21: Accion, DeporTV

Ovaciones’ news update mentions Mistico took a foot to the eye from an Ultimo Guerrero kick on Friday. In his column, Arturo Rivera wonders how TNA is doing to draw anything when they’re canceling press conferences and wonders why Santo would silhouette Santo/Park into a Russian roulette with non-important people. We think alike! Sounds like AAA had no idea Nicho was going to no-show. Psicosis is mentioned as leader of the Vipers, so don’t hold your breath waiting for Abismo to turn up again.

Accion had the usual main event highlights.

CMLL: UG getting his double spinning submission, dives by Mistico, and Negro just doing set up work. UG rips up Mistico’s mask before both he and Atlantis get Atlantida.

AAA: Intocable, Chessman, Cibernetico vs Zorro, Abismo Negro, Electroshock from the Pena show. Electroshock highlighted as a big surprise. He seems to have lost that vest, which was good move. Cibernetico is only seen on the outside, beating up Escoria. With it down to three, Intocable escapes as Chessman cuts off Zorro. Chessman tries to spear Zorro thru a flaming table, but Zorro moves and Chessman breaks the table by himself. The table breaks clean and the fire almost goes out on impact, so it seems to be one of the safer dumb bumps Chessman’s taken lately.

DeporTV America was back to the usual Tuesday highlights

CMLL (TUE) 10/16 Arena Coliseo
2) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, Marcela b Diosa Maya, Medussa, Rosa Negra
– Picked up just before the comeback, it’s a usual women’s trios match. Apache beats Amapola clean with a Atlantida.

3) Ephesto, Mentallo, Samurai Shiro b La Máscara, Máximo, Stuka Jr.
– almost all Maximo highlights. We do see Shiro, but he’s just taking Maximo’s corner butt bump to the crotch. Mentallo schoolboy trips Maximo while he’s running the ropes, but ends up taking a kiss. Maximo falls backwards onto Ephesto for the winning pin.

4) Bam Bam b Pequeño Violencia [hair]
– Bam Bam loves his tornillo dives. Violencia takes a monkey flip to the floor, and Bam Bam follows with a double jump tornillo. Violencia takes a huge bump on a headscissors, and Bam Bam gets in his running slingshot tornillo. ‘rana for the win. We do see Violencia cut and shaved 90% of the way.

5) Black Warrior, Lizmark Jr., Mictlán b Alex Koslov, Shocker, Volador Jr.
– announcers explained Shocker is not only 1000% Guapo, but “1000% Awesome.” I did not know. Not much Evil Mictlan except for him taking a Volador dive and a hold. Lizmark fouls Volador rather obviously at one point, but Alex and Shocker get clean submissions/pins for the match.

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Some quick stats on Averno/Mistico

Some quick stats on Averno/MisticoThey meet tonight, and I’m far more hyped about this than any other match I can think about. It helps a lot that I know I’ll be able to see it next Saturday.

Known Averno vs Místico singles matches

2005-01-01 Arena Coliseo                Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-01-30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara    Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-02-11 Arena Mexico                 Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-02-14 Arena Puebla                 Místico b Averno [lightning]
2005-02-21 Arena Puebla                 Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-07-19 Arena Coliseo                Místico b Averno
2005-09-11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara    Místico vs Averno
2005-10-16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara    Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2005-12-29 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca   Místico b Averno [NWA Middle]
2006-01-16 Arena Puebla                 Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2007-01-05 Arena Mexico                 Místico b Averno
2007-02-20 Arena Queretaro              Averno b Místico [CMLL MIDDLE]
2007-02-26 Arena Puebla                 Averno b Místico [CMLL MIDDLE]
2007-04-18 Gimnasio Municipal de Oaxaca Averno b Místico
2007-06-24 Poliforum Zamna de Merida    Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2007-06-30 Arena Solidaridad            Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]
2007-09-30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara    Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]

13 Mistico wins, 3 Averno wins, and 1 GDL match I don’t have a result for. 81.25% is a lower winning percentage than I thought for, and I wonder if that April 18th match was meant to be a title match as well (because that’s the only reason Averno won – they may not want to put another title on Mistico for fear of never finding a way off of him.)

Mistico and Averno have met 32 times in Arena Coliseo matches (singles, tags, trios) and Mistico’s team is 25-7 (78%) in those. They’ve met 37 times in Arena Mexico matches, and Mistico is 32-5 (86.5%) in that building. Four of the five losses were the early tag title parts of the Black Warrior turn and the other was to set up a title match.

Under the name Mistico (so not including Astro Boy records), Mistico’s won 76% of the time in Arena Coliseo and Arena Mexico.

I’ve watched the leadup trios on CAN52 (recap to be posted.) Mistico had his NWA Middleweight belt, Averno did not have his, and Averno won the first fall completely clean before winning the third fall via low blow. Sure seems like it’d set up a Mistico title win today – so why isn’t it on the line? They did talk awful lot about mask vs mask (but they always do.)

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10/18 AAA TV Results (Aguascalientes)

AAA TV (THU) 10/18 Auditorio Morelos de Aguascalientes [AAA Functions blog]
1) Cinthia Moreno & Sexy Star b Fabi Apache & La Diabólica
2) Jesse, Nygma, Polvo de Esterllas, Yurkio b Cassandro, el Ángel, Pimpinela Escarlata, Super AAA
3) Aero Star, Rey Cometa, Super Fly b Extreme Tiger, Halloween, Nicho el Millionario
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera b Decnnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
5) El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Octagón b Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis II
6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico b Electroshock, Mesias, Zorro

Air Date (if Pena show is two parts)
Mexico: 11/04
US: 11/24

Pictures of the matches, including the local match, are slowly going up on the blog.

Electroshock was the surprise partner in the main event, and Konnna interfered, but it sounds like the tencios still won. Cibernetico warned Konnan about getting in involved, saying he might be sent back to the hospital. Cibernetico’s got a point.

No mention of the missing people in the semimain. Tecnicos won clean.

Decnnis pinned Juvi with a little help from Guapito in their match.

Before the tercera, Halloween introduced the most recent addition to his group, Psicosis (I). Unfortuantly for Halloween, it was actually Psicosis (II) under the mask, and the Vipers beat the heck out of Famila de Tijuana. I’m not sure if a match actually took place after, because the recap doesn’t mention it. Maybe this will be clearer when pictures go up.

Polvo beat Pimpi with the assist of a cane of some sort.

Cinthia beat Fabi in the women’s tag. Billy attacked both tecnicas post match, so it seems like the happy couple is staying rudo.

Announced Upcoming Taping
– 10/20: Orizaba
– 10/26: Veracruz

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10/19: Mexico, lineups, CAN52

CMLL (FRI) 10/19 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, ovaciones, ESTO]
1) Sombra de Plata & Starman b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico b Felino, Leono, Stuka Jr.
3) Averno, Mephisto, Samurai Shiro b Sagrado, Valiente, Volador Jr.
4) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Dos Caras Jr., La Sombra, Shocker
5) Atlantis & Último Guerrero b Místico & Negro Casas

Los Perros won the semimain when Terrible yanked Dos’ mask. They appeared to go to the back after their match, but snuck threw the crowd to punk out Mistico and Negro before their match. Atlantis and Ultimo easily won the first fall, tecnicos rallied back to get the second, and the Guerreros took the third with Atlantidas. After the match, both sides agreed to a tag title match.

Damian 666 got a round of applause before his match to celebrate his 25th anniversary of wrestling. No tournament, though.

Valiente went for a dive in the third fall, but Shiro cut him off, dropping him back in the ring and putting him in a guillotine for the win. CMLL’s going with Texano and Terrible being the two new Perros that Aguayo promised, even though Terrible has appeared to be part of the group for well over a year.

Show was said to be better than past weeks, but the attendance wasn’t.

CMLL (TUE) 10/23 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Polvora & Vaquero
2) Astro Boy, Starman, Super Nova vs Artillero, Ramstein, Super Comando
3) Fabian el Gitano, Flash, Neutron vs Arkangel, Hooligan, Loco Max
4) Felino, La Mascara, Mictlan vs Misterioso II, Olimpico, Virus
5) Blue Panther, Mistico, Sagrado vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL (FRI) 10/26 Arena Mexico
1) Metalico & Tigre Blanco vs Caligula & Messala
2) Diana la Cazadora, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) Sombra, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero, Sagrado vs Damian 666, Misterioso II, Toscano
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Shocker vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila, Terrible

No tag title match yet on the schedule. It’ll be added sometime this week, I hope.

CMLL CAN52 Guerreros del Ring #99 has
10/12 Mexico: Leono, Stuka Jr., Super Nova b Loco Max, Ohara, Shigeo Okumura
10/14 Coliseo: Averno, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero b Marco Corelone, Místico, Volador Jr.
Outside the ring: Nosferatu

Mistico/Averno is a fine way to celebrate 100 episodes.

Dr. Wagner Jr. told Ovaciones he’s not going to be part of the Santo tournament, though he’d be fine facing him one on one.

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10/19: AAA taping notes, Mexico, Santo/Park

the first report on last night’s AAA TV tapings aren’t totally clear about finishes but mention a whole lot of replacements. Abismo Negro and Laredo Kid (obviously) were both missing from the semimain, so that became a trios. Nicho was missing and replaced by Psicosis II (awesome – I wonder if Nicho’s done here already, to return again in 6 months.) Pegasso, who Arturo Rivera mentioned was just about ready to return, did not return on this show and was replaced with Cassandro instead.

Electroshock was the surprise rudo in the main event. It’s not clear how much Mesias wrestled (or anyone wrestled, by the sound of the match.) Meanwhile, TNA set out a message to it’s text message subscribers this past week that Mesais would be out indefinitely (so they don’t know what’s going on here either.)

CMLL (FRI) 10/19 Arena Mexico
1) Sombra de Plata & Starman vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Felino, Leono, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico
3) Sagrado, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Mephisto, Samurai Shiro
4) Dos Caras Jr., La Sombra, Shocker vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Místico & Negro Casas vs Atlantis & Último Guerrero

ESTO‘s preview, which includes a bit about Bam Bam wanting to make the Virus leap to full size wrestling. The push for the show is all in the main event, where we may be setting up a rematch for the titles next week. Texano Jr. is pretty high up on the card, and this is part of him being an offical Perro.

Ovaciones says the Santo “Todo X El Todo” show will include Lola Gonzalez defending her European title. Now I’m totally sold. Actually, it also says that only Santo, Park and Demon are actually signed for the show and everyone else is in talks, which means this card could change again in the next six weeks.

There’s related, but outdated stories about Santo from NotiMex and ESTO. Both are more written about Santo hitting 25 years, and talk about LA Park/Santo being expanded to a triangle or four way match. Notiver has an updated story, focusing on the boxing-like skirmmish at the press confrence. Santo here says he’s got no plans to work the TNA shows.

LA Park is interviewed in Rumbo, talking about his career and hyping up a local show on 10/27. They’ve got the wrong date for the Santo match, but Park’s real name in the first line of the story. Park is going with the “Hijo del Santo is just living off his father’s name” taunt for this feud. Park’s son wants to wrestle, but he’s not really high on the idea and is insisting the kid (who’s 19) get his law degree first.

Meanwhile, the TNA press conference was canceled, no reason given.

Sangre Chicana was telling people he was retiring soon. Sometime this millennium, I’m sure.

A Tuscon, Arizona lucha indy is running a Russian Roulette tournament next Wednesday. The show will be taped for TV Azteca (I assume just the local station.)

El Universal has a short story on the AAA VIP shows, sorta.

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Park vs Santo match expanded to give all old wrestlers a payday

(superluchas)

It’s a sixteen man tournament on 12/08 loser advance style.
– Hijo del Santo
– Mil Mascaras
– Blue Demon Jr.
– LA Park
– Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
– Canek, if he’s healthy by then, or TBA
– Dos Caras Sr.
– Super Muenco
– Lizmark Sr.
– Mascara Sagrada
– Fishman Jr.
– Angel Blanco Jr.
– Solar I
– Rayman
– Hijo de Solitario
– Hijo de Anibal

Seriously, would they draw any worse if they had just the top 8 guys? the top 4 (or the top 3 and whomever is losing)? Congrats to Hijo de Solitario for getting a pay day, but why? Theoretically, all these guys would/should be banned from CMLL for working on a Santo show and we’ll see if that happens.

In the video, LA Park is all “wait, what happened to the singles match?” He’s supposed to be the rudo, but I don’t see how.

Guys with high chances of losing include Lizmark Sr., Fishman Jr. (who may not hold rights to use that name) and Blue Demon Jr., I guess. Really, you know Santo, Mil, Rayo, Canek and Dos Caras aren’t losing, because they’re either never losing or holding out for a bigger match. I think they wouldn’t waste their time getting 14 other guys if it was just going to be Santo and Park in the end, so he’s safe too. Everyone else is a possibility if the money’s right.

If this had been presented as “Santo’s annivesary show, featuring 16 wrestlers with their masks on the line, and lots of teasing towards Park/Santo”, I might have gotten into it. Getting Santo vs Park direct hype as bait into this switch kills all my interest for this show. Way to promise big and deliver small.

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10/18: Puebla, Laguna, Merida

Today’s the 25th Anniversary of Hijo del Santo start in wrestling (under that name), so it’s no coincidence that the press conference for the show involving him and LA Park (and a cast of thousands) is later today. If news from the press conference gets out (read: if superluchas posts something interesting), I’ll update it with it later. The buzz is we’re getting some 8 man Russian roulette tournament. KrisZ mentioned Pentagon Black’s name, and he’d seem like a possible loser – he was supposed to have lost it to Santo in LA on a show that was canceled. We’ll probably go thru the whole Blue Demon identity saga again too.

Medio Tiempo (via NotiMex?) has an interview with Santo right now if you can not wait. Still not a fan of Axxel using Nieto del Santo.

Video of Blue Demon Jr. vs Espectro Jr. is up on YouTube: Part 1 and Part 2. There’s also clips of Mistico taking Misterioso’s hair. (Thanks to chemdude @ elmartiente)

CMLL (MON) 10/15 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) the Tigre & Zigma b Aguila Guerrera & Mr. Rafaga
2) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Blade, Espiritu Maligno, Policeman
3) Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda b India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marcela
4) Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr. b Felino, La Máscara, Volador Jr.
5) La Sombra, Negro Casas, Shocker b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Villano III, Villano V

indy (THU) 10/18 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [El Siglo de Torreon]
1) Pequeno Star & Zaracatan Jr. vs Cadete de la Atlantida & Flashman
2) Psycho & Super Star vs Espacial & Scriba Jr.
3) Difunto I & Difunto II vs El Tackle & Stuka I
4) Brillante I vs Mr. Guerrero [LAGUNA WELTER]

CMLL (SUN) 10/28 Poliforum Zamna de Merida [Yucacool @ box y lucha]
1) Cobraman, Estrella de Fuego, Misterio Maya vs Gamos el Centauro, Mensajero del Diablo, Proverbio
2) Corazon Rockero, Espartano I, Krishna vs Halcon Rojo, Halcon Rojo Jr., Lobo Salvaje
3) Black Soul & Titanik vs Chupacabras & Guerrero Blanco
4) Pierroth & Pierroth Jr. vs Cachorro Jr. & Rebelde Punk
5) Sombra, Super Nova, Valiente vs Azhor, Euforia, Virus
6) Averno, Hijo de Lizmark, Ultimo Guerrero vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Villano V

Sounds like Mistico won’t be on tonight’s Puerto Vallarta show.

Black Warrior hypes up a show in Tabasco on 11/03.

On 10/24, there will be a mass at Arena Coliseo, remembering deceased luchadores. The family of Oro is expected to be there.

A recent poll (published in La Voz, from by Consulta Mitofsky) says lucha libre is the 4th favorite sport in Mexico.
40% Soccer
14% Basketball
10% Baseball
6% Lucha Libre

34% of those polled say they follow lucha libre.

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