02/05 AAA TV Results (Puebla)

AAA TV (FRI) 02/05 Gimnasio Ignacio Manuel AltaMirano de la BUAP, Puebla [AAA]
1) Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito DQ Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis
2) Atomic Boy, Lasser Boy, Zumbi b Angel Mortal, Gran Apache, Mantra
3) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz DQ Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria, Psicosis
4) Alex Koslov, Chessman, Zorro b Alan Stone, El Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King b El Mesías, La Parka Jr., Latin Lover

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#924)
Mexico: 02/14
US:  02/27

The big news that was expected didn’t seem to occur on this show. There were a few minor notes.

No word on the DQ in the minis match.

They played up the La Parka/Lasser Boy connection, with Parka introducing Lasser Boy after his debut, then congratulating him after his win.

Secta quickly and definitively beat the Vipers in their match. The Secta never do that to anyone, so clearly they’re going somewhere with this.

Semimian was even until Konnan showed up as a distraction. Zorro nailed Pimpi with the cane and submitted him for the win. Pimpi was strechered out.

Mesias and Latin Lover got along fine in the main event. Electroshock submitted La Parka clean, then demanded to be the third man in the title match at Rey de Reyes. Electro noted he won Rey de Reyes last year (but got no title shot) said he was tired of being other people’s henchmen and wanted to do something for himself.

Next taping is Sunday. It’s Mesias/Marco vs Electro/Wagner, so if they’re going somewhere with the Electro challenge, they can easily follow up on it there.

lucha chat this Friday

[poll id=”58″]This Friday night (02/05), I’ll be hosting a chat for this site thru CoverItLive.

AAA will be holding a taping in Puebla that night (featuring Mesias & Latin Lover attempting to team up), while CMLL will have the finals of the National Parajes Incriedble tournament and the much anticipated Volador vs Mistico match. We’ll be following them both and talking about whatever things are going.

You can join the chat via this link on Friday. It should start around 8:30pm Central Time.

Chat is now live.

Monterrey, Volador/Mistico, Santo, IWRG

indy (TUE) 02/02 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Ángel Espacial b Black Poison
2) Gian Carlo & Solovino b Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II
3) Coliseo 2000 & Pulpo b Koko Viper & Pulpo Negro
4) Angel Dorado Jr. & Sky b Lover Boy & Simbolo [AAA NORTH TAG]
5) Furor b Hijo del Ninja [FILL LH]

Furor won the vacant title, while Dorado and Sky held on theirs.

Arena Mexico previews:

Tonight’s Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 02/05 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Tony Rivera vs Durango Kid & Inquisidor
2) Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Marcela vs Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Hijo del Fantasma vs Rey Bucanero [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Terrible
5) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada vs La Máscara & Negro Casas [natl pi, final]
6) Místico vs Volador Jr.

The luchablog research department put together a list of all known previous Mistico vs Volador matches

8/20/2004   Arena Mexico               El Hijo Del Santo & Místico b Atlantis & Volador Jr. [Gran Alternativa, semifinal]
7/10/2005   Gimnasio Nuevo Leon	       Super Parka & Volador Jr. vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Místico [Relevos Increíbles]
6/4/2008    Auditorio Miguel Barragan  Místico & Último Guerrero b Dr. Wagner Jr. & Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
12/18/2008  Arena Monterrey            Averno, Misterioso II, Volador Jr. b Místico, Rey Hechicero, Sangre Azteca [semifinal]
1/22/2010   Arena Mexico               Averno & Místico b Terrible & Volador Jr. [natl pi, quarterfinal]
1/31/2010   Arena Mexico               Atlantis, Místico, Último Guerrero b Máximo, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

It’s been 5 years, 6 months and 17 days since Mistico (& Santo) beat Volador & Atlantis to win the 2004 Gran Alternativa, the event that set up Mistico as the future star of the company. Depending on how you look at it, either that date, or Mistico’s debut, or the 1/1/2005 match where he beat Averno for his first title (and moved from “future star” to “star”) is the start of the Era Of Mistico in CMLL. Mistico will still be on top of CMLL at the end of the night, but it may also be a totally different era.

I’ve heard people guess that tonight’s main event will end with Mistico officially joining the rudos, or with Volador swerving everyone and ending up wiht Hijos del Averno. I could see them both being friends again after the match (Mistico has said the Super Sky Team is done, but Mistico says a lot of things.) I could also see a third party – Avernos, Peste, who knows – getting involved to unite the pair again. If you ever wanted to make up a rumor about a finish, this would be the one to do, because people are willing to believe just about anything about this one. CMLL’s hinting strongest towards Mistico turning rudo, not that really means much.

It’s my guess that no one really knows for sure at the moment. Whatever decision they’ve made isn’t final until it actually happens, and there’s surely more people trying to be heard on this decision than any other. Especially at the highest level. Even the most distant boss off all time will be personally involved in this decision. Tecnico Mistico has carried the company in many ways, but being a draw is most important to those who work at the company. There’s no other tecnico on hand who would fill that spot on Day 1, but Tecnico Mistico is starting to see some diminishing returns, and Rudo Mistico might be a better draw in the short term.

Besides the main event, the national parajes increidble tournament, the thing that actually started all this, is wrapping up tonight. It’s kind of a mirror match up of beloved rudo & young up and coming tecnico vs beloved rudo & young and up coming tecnico. Except, La Mascara’s not really a young guy (more of a factor of many even younger guys coming in than aging.) Also, Mascara moved up faster than a lot of his contemporaries, but they’ve mostly caught and passed him. Dorada, a two belt champion in the middle of a hot stretch, is one of those guys. Still, La Mascara & Negro Casas are the home team and should be easy crowd favorites.

As fate would have it, today is also the anniversary of El Santo’s death. Articles:

And AAA is taping tonight in Puebla, with #1 Contender Latin Lover teaming with Champion Mesias. We’ll be talking about this show (assuming live results are up as usual) and the CMLL show (for how ever long radio goes with the show – they may not be able to stick around for the mian event!) tonight in the chat.

Misterioso, thru Fuego en el Ring, demands a shot at Ultimo Guerrero and the heavyweight championship. He’s clearly been reading himself for that weight division. Misterioso wants to face everyone for hair, mask and titles, but figures knocking off Ultimo Guerrero will springboard him into a position where he actually gets those matches.

Fuego en el Ring also talks to Diamante, and mentions him being the New Sombra. Because the old Sombra is quite old at 20. The actual point is Sombra started with CMLL at 17, Diamante did the same, and they’re both good.

El Pancracio has an interview with Villano IV (says he’s not back with CMLL, just filling in for the one appearance), and the four guys in last Sunday’s Perro main event.

The La Sombra del Asno blog has some neat illustrations of lucha libre, though it’s more greco-roman wrestling.

Kcidis has the Wagner family.

Segunda Caida checks out 01/03/10 IWRG.

LuchaWorld has the newest Segunda Caida.

Lineup

IWRG (SUN) 02/07 Arena Naucalpan
1) Imperial vs Alan Extreme
2) Eragon & Eros vs Avisman & Hijo del Signo
3) Chico Che, Hijo del Pantera, Pendulo vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Angelico, Pantera, Rayman vs Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Veneno
5) El Hijo del Diablo vs Gringo Loco, Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro [cage, hair]

Updated lineup. Besides the four way, this is Rayman’s first appearance here in a year and a half.

second Felino, Mistico/NJPW, team GDL

Clean up from Tuesday’s show: part of the finish of the Sombra/Felino match was a second person in a Felino gear showing up on the ramp. That was the distraction for both Sombra and the ref to set up the low blow. The mystery person has not been identified – CMLL just refers to him as “a representative of Peste Negra” – and I haven’t spotted any clear photo of him. The only hint is the photo from >the ESTO article, but it’s still not a clear shot. If it was simply Tiger Kid or Puma King, I would think someone would’ve identified them.

Mistico talked to Fuego en el Ring, mostly about tomorrow’s match, and mostly what he’s been saying everywhere the last couple weeks, especially on not being a tecnico or rudo. (Still, “Volador think he’s the original King of Air, but I’m the King of Air!”) Near the end, Mistico digresses, complaining about New Japan Pro Wrestling. Mistico feels disrespected that Ultimo Guerrero & Averno, two of the top wrestlers in his company, were placed in the second match of the NJPW show, while every guy from NJPW is put in top positions in Mexico. Mistico’s only satisfaction in this matter is that he did beat Tiger Mask. (FWIW, Terrible/Texano are 6th on a 9 match card in 10 days.)

Ovaciones and ESTO both have interviews with Atlantis and Mascara Dorada, who have respect for their DF opponents and their school, but vow to make sure Guadalajara wins the tournament. Atlantis says Diablo Velasco’s training was key to his career.

AAA has Lasser Boy talking about his debut tomorrow.

The anniversary of Santo’s death is tomorrow, and there’s a new book coming out, promising unseen personal photos.

While talking about his situation once more, Super Nova says he’ll only go to the WWE if he gets to keep his mask. (So he won’t be gone, then.)

Cronicas Y Leyendas has the career of Hector Guerrero and a picture of the Shadow “brothers”

Segunda Caida has 2009 IWRG awards and starts in on 2010 with KrisZ’s news update, and a new Slammin’ Stan later tonight.

Ras de Lona #83 has lots and lots of Mistico vs Volador.

02/06-8 Lucha Times

box. A couple new shows, and I’ll update this weekend when Televisa lists when their shows are actually supposed to air.

AAA-MEX: back to ‘new’ tapings, though this is the 12/18 Chilpancigo taping. WagnerManiacos vs AAA, Circus vs Legion

52MX: 2/4 means the women’s trios, and more Fantasma/Negro

IWRG: should be two title matches: Cerebro/Diablo for the lightweight (on what planet is Diablo a lightweight?) & Piratas vs Navarros for the tag team ttiles.

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CMLL-MEX: thinking this will actually be top four. They’re not schedulding Fantasma/Bucanero and leaving it off TV. Have they actually made it clear if the tournament final is meant to be three falls?

AAA-MEX: quick turnaround on Monday’s show, with Mesias/Morishmia and WagnerManiacos vs Legion

CMLL-FOX: moved to 5pm CT this week, with a rerun on Sunday. 3/5 gives this Poder Mexica/Okumura vs Fuego/Metro/Valiente, and the big relevos match.

C3: top 4, including Felino/Sombra (and the angle I missed and should remember to go over tomorrow.)

Puebla: probably the whole show, including the tag team title match.

Monterrey: Ninja vs Furor? I should check results. By the way, last week’s show, in complete: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9WNJEGV8

Perros: they should be on to this past weekend’s taping, but sure what airs first. It’s only an hour slot, and they do need to stretch this for 3 weeks if the next taping isn’t until 02/20. Maybe the marquee tag match and the Super Crazy appearance.

CMLL-TFN: Sombra/Volador vs Averno/Mepshtio, and the Guerreros vs Garza/Mistico/Marco? This is old stuff.

top six stories of the last two weeks

1) Mistico might be going rudo. He definitely has an issue with Volador Jr., fouling him to advance in the regional tournament, throwing a drink in his face, and then pulling Volador’s mask off the following Sunday to win that match. They’ll face in a singles match for the first time this upcoming Friday, and Mistico has declared himself neither tecnico nor rudo.

2) Atlantis & Mascara Dorada (representing Guadalajara) and Negro Casas & La Mascara (representing Mexico City) advanced to the finals of the National Relevos Incriedble tournament.

3) Perros del Mal held their first show with El Hijo del Santo & Blue Demon Jr. (It ended in a DQ.) Despite CMLL running a special show at Arena Mexico, Perros had a strong turnout.

4) AAA held their first taping of three this week. NOAH’s Takeshi Morishima lost to Mesias in a special singles match. The Legion tried to attack the WagnerManiacos in the main event, but Pimpinela Escarlata surprisingly made the save, and may join forces with the WagnerManiacos

5) AAA held an open tryout in LA. No one was signed, but AAA talked about opening a school (and office) in the area.

6) Terrible & Texano Jr. were suspended from wrestling in Guadalajra for two months after getting into a fight with a fan.

Other notes: AAA’s movie officially premired. Lasser Boy, debuting in the movie as La Parka’s younger brother, will start soon in AAA…Among a few different title defenses, Ultimo Guerrero defeated Hector Garza to hold onto the heavyweight title…Tinieblas Sr. announced a long running retirement tour…Tzuki was fired from CMLL for no-showing.

IWRG, GDL, Felino/Sombra, Black Warrior

IWRG (SUN) 01/31 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Epidemia b Guizmo
2) Heavy Boy & Hijo del Signo b Eragon & Eros
3) Angelico, Hijo del Pantera, Pantera b Gringo Loco, Trauma II, Veneno
4) Dr. Cerebro b El Hijo del Diablo [IWRG IC Light]
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b Negro Navarro & Trauma I [IWRG IC TAG]

Morgans are the new tag team champs. Rough night for the Gringos – Diablo lost in his title match, and Gringo Loco planted his head in the mat on a bad top rope 450, injuring himself and missing the rest of the match.

CMLL (TUE) 02/02 Arena Mexico [ESTO, Fuego en el Ring, CMLL]
1) Astro Boy & Trueno b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache, Star Fire b La Comandante, La Seductora, Mima Shimoda
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Rush b Cancerbero, Loco Max, Nosferatu
4) Blue Panther, Metro, Valiente b Averno, Ephesto Virus, Mephisto
5) Felino b La Sombra

Felino snuck in a foul on Sombra for the win. Tecnicas won the second match in straight falls.

CMLL (TUE) 02/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring, Informador]
1) El Divino b Meteoro
2) Ebola & In Memoria b Angelo & Virgo
3) Astaroth & Hierro DQ Asesino Negro & Ráfaga
4) Ángel Azteca, Diamante, Metal Blanco b Euforia, Máscara Mágica, Shigeo Okumura
5) Máscara Dorada & Místico b Misterioso II & Último Guerrero

Mistico worked as a tecnico, won clean with La Mistica. No word on the tercera DQ.

Ovaciones interviews Negro Casas & La Mascara, who respect their opponents but will not let DF finish second. When asked, Negro says Mistico might have been getting booed, but that doesn’t make him a rudo and figures he’ll go back to being a boring old tecnico.

AAA recaps the Pimpi/WagnerManiacos devolpments, and wonders if Pimpi will join the group. This has to be discussed on Slammin’ Stan.

Laredo Kid visited a local school to talk about his job and how kids need to train in a school before wrestling.

A title match in Cuernavaca was announced as for the local welterweight championship, but Estrellas del Ring noted the belt actually said “Torneo Novato de Oro 1996“. Ring announcer gamely attemped to cover by declaring they were actually fighting to see who was better in 1996.

Cronicas y Leyenda has part II of it’s look at Mil Mascaras vs Billy Graham.

Segunda Caida has more 06 & 07 Cassandro.

One lineup of note:

AAA (SAT) 02/27 Coliseo Centenario, Torreon
1) Esther Moreno & Goddess vs La Hechicera & Tiffany
2) El Dorado, Pimpinela Escarlata, Yuriko vs Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana
3) Gronda II, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagón vs Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
4) Black Warrior, El Elegido, La Parka Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King

Yep, Black Warrior. He could just be back home and working this as a one off, but since there were already rumors of Warrior joining AAA, this is probably a bit more permanent. Wagner III has been working around here when not working with the Perros, so his status is a more murky. The women in the opener still do work for AAA, though you wouldn’t know it from TV.

Monterrey, Puebla, El Paso

indy (SUN) 01/31 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Misionero & Principe Guerrero b Gemelo Muerte I & Mortifero
2) Dranser & Gato Fantasma b Black Soul & Titanik
3) Corazon Adicto, Raiden, Voltaje b Furor, Hijo del Ninja, Zodiaco
4) Estrella Dorado Jr., Hijo del Cien Caras, Monje Negro Jr. b Brazo de Plata Jr., Sangre Chicana, Sangre Chicana Jr.
5) Hator, Histeria Xtreme, Psicosis II b Aventurero, Máscara Púrpura, Silver Star

Hator celebrated his birthday with a foul on Silver Star, getting away with it for the win.

CMLL (MON) 02/01 Arena Puebla [R de Rudo]
1) Black Tiger, Blue Center, Tigre Rojo b Akron, Barbaro I, Sauron
2) Molotov, Sensei, Tigre Blanco b Bronco, Dr. X, Hooligan
3) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela
4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Toscano b Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr. b Felino & Mr. Niebla [CMLL TAG]

Regular turnout for the title match, champions retraining by taking falls 2/3. Tecnicas did not have a good night enroute to their loss. Opener was one fall.

indy (SAT) 01/30 Mission Valley Ballroom, El Paso, TX
1) Drako & Principe RBD b ? & Ghost Rider
2) Samuray, Samuray Jr., Trimigestro b ??, Rey Infernal, Scorpio Jr.
3) Freddy Kruger & Rey Escorpion b Principe RBD II & Sexy Flowers
4) Black Fish, Crazy 32, Crazy 33 DQ Hijo de Marques, La Divina, Magno
5) Hijo del Fantasma & Místico b Texano Jr. & Último Guerrero

Mistico got Texano in a really good match. DQ was for Crazy 32 faking a foul. No exact number, but the ballroom was packed. Promoters mentioned more CMLL names coming in, but gave no date.

Arena Mexico has the Felino vs Sombra singles match in the main event today.

There’s a Santo Film festival in the Czech Republic to celebrate Mexican independence this month. El Hijo del Santo and Cassandro will wrestle in Belgium on on Feburary 20th and 21st as part of another Mexican festival.

The Gladiatores posted video of Hijo del Santo and Blue Demon Jr.’s post Perros press conference.

FMLL has La Park and Blue Demon in LA on 02/05. Speaking of Park, Dragon Gate USA has announced Park and Hijo del Rey Misterio for their 03/26 & 03/27 Phoenix shows.

Box Y Lucha 2959 has Volador Jr. vs Mistico.

Kcidis illustrates final exams!

Ohtani’s Jacket has a January 2010 IWRG Round Up

Segunda Caida finishes off IWRG 2009 with a few extraneous matches.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Alex Koslov makes his directorial debut in “I Killed Marco Corleone“.

Lineup

indy (SUN) 02/07 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LMDLL (Lineup)]
1) Mini De La Selva & Mini Gato Volador vs Mini Hator & Tequilita
2) Metrosexual & Quinto Elemento vs Gemelo Muerte I & Lover Boy
3) King Balam & Monarca Jr. vs Raiden & Voltaje Negro
4) Estrella Dorado Jr., Monje Negro Jr., Pierko el Boricua vs Gato Fantasma, Hijo del Ninja, Máscara Púrpura
5) Silver Star vs Hator [hair]

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on CAN52 #219 (01/30/2010)

taped Arena Coliseo, 01/24/2010

Megaupload: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WSJEHTU7

Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano vs Puma King, Skándalo, Tiger Kid – fun match. I have some time, Puma King and Tiger Kid should be Arena Coliseo Tag Team champions (or at least that’s the level where those title should be), Skandalo & Plata is good, and Angel Azteca Jr. is really smooth for his experience, including that moonsault. And Fabian was perfectly acceptable!

Rush, Sagrado, Toscano vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca – this was a bit by the numbers, but reminded me to catch up on some Puebla TV because I’m sure I’m missing some Poder Mexica triple teams which are only hinted at here. I guess Toscano winning is better than Rouge?

New Feature: NAME THIS MOVE (after the jump, because it’s a huge GIF.)
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02/01 AAA TV Results (Tehuacan)

AAA TV (MON) 02/01 Polyforum La Huizachera, Tehuacan, Puebla [AAA]
1) Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready, Zumbi b Angel Mortal, Mantra, Tigre Cota
2) Fabi Apache, Mari Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata b Cinthia Moreno, Polvo de Esterllas, Sexy Star
3) Aerostar, Argenis, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly b Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria, Psicosis
4) Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger, Rocky Romero b Decnnis, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario
5) El Mesías b Takeshi Morishima
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Último Gladiador NC Alex Koslov, Chessman, Zorro

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date #924
Mexico: 02/06
US: 02/20

It took a little while to get here, might have gotten held up by UPS, but AAA’s Christmas gift appears to be arrived. A nice big box of continuity.

Gato Eveready beat Tiger Cota in the opener. (That’s not what I meant.)

Back in October, Sexi Star turned on Cinthia Moreno. Cinthia had not forgotten, and did not get along with Sexi Star during the match. Polvo tries to broker a peace, but it did not work and the rudas fell. (Recap actually says Pimpi beat Fabi, which obviously isn’t right. Pimpi picked up the win, that’s for sure.) Just like in October, Sexi jumped Cinthia after the match and the Apaches made the save. Sexi Star needs to make some new friends.

In between matches, Konnan, Zorro, Alex, Chessman, Lider and Nicho hit the ring for Konnan’s usual monologue. Konnan’s New Year’s Resolution is Legion Holds All The Titles. I’m looking forward to the Rain/Zorro mixed tag team challenge! For some reason, Nicho & Lider are reported to be unhappy about this, so maybe they’re not actually in the Legion this week?

Air Force beat Vipers 2.0, amazingly enough. Air Force literally got the jump on the Vipers with some dives as the rudos came to the ring, the Vipers got the edge after Amenisa attacked the tecnicos weak point (foul on Argenis, Piero missed it.) Black Abyss attempted to end Laredo Kid (and my running bit!) with a martinete, but Super Fly broke it up with a dropkick to Laredo, landing him on top for the pin. After all this time, Super Fly finally kicks Laredo Kid, and it’s so they can win a match together! (No turn, don’t get confused.) Vipers beat up Air Force post match.

Back at Heroes Inmoratles, Joe Lider nearly crippled Guapito, and then feuded with Decnnis off an on for the next few months. Decnnis has held on to his grudge. The issues in the women’s match seemed to be more arguing and accidental hitting, but it sounds like the Hermandad threw Decnnis out of the ring and into some furniture very much on purpose. Decnnis survived to help the tecnicos win.

WagnerManiacos dominated the main event, up until Konnan got involved to uneven the numbers. Out for the save came – well, remember around the final Lucha Libre Premier show, where Dr. Wagner seemed to be running his own angle about a possible new member of his group, because they were from the same area, but it seemed like his own angle because it had nothing to do with what was actually going on? Turns out, Dr. Wagner is also psychic: Pimpinela Escarlata hit the ring to make the save. WagnerManiacos, saved, teased walking out on Pimpi and leaving him to die, but came back to return the save. Pimpinela, of the many recent wins, wants in the WagnerManiacos. Will they accept him?

Next taping is Friday. So is Mistico/Volador. Think we should do a chat?