AAA #904 (09/19) – Verano de Escandalo, part 1

taped 08/21/2009

No explanation, or even a hint that something’s changes, for the Psycho Clowns names or Ultimo Gladiador’s look or alignment. Six writers, you think one could bother.

Killer Murder Clown, Psycho Clown ©, Zombie Monster Clown vs Kenzo Suzuki ©, Oriental, Sugi – more anticlimactic finish? The Yakuza’s push or the end of this match?

Extreme Tiger vs Jack Evans and Rocky Romero and Teddy Hart and Alex Koslov for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship (and part 2) – hey, look a big injury angle that’ll be completely ignored the next show. Don’t see that often.

This picked up nicely down the stretch, and I’ve really been enjoying Koslov the last few weeks. He’s acting like a proper rudo, getting beat up and cheating to win, and it’s a big difference than the heel stuff on these shows.

La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone, Octagon vs Electroshock, Silver King, Ultimo Gladiador – this went exactly the right time; I appreciate them not trying to get everything in, because it usually drags when they do that and no one really needs to see everything (much less everything every match, because then it just turns into Teddy Hart’s Checklist of Moves.)

Aerostar vs Fabi Apache, Billy Boy, Sexy Star for the mask and a hair in a cage match (and part 2)- better than I expected; not the mess most lucha cage matches were, and better than the other one. Billy looks disinterested, but does hold up his end in the match, Fabi and Aero are good and Sexi Star is Sexi Star.

We spent 100x more discussing the foreign women than the impact they had on the show. They really could’ve picked any three women out of wrestling school and had them mean the same thing. (And since two seem not to be coming back, they might as well.) You don’t really need to fly good wrestlers in if they’re only going to stomp people for about a minute and not actually have wrestling matches. There were a lot cheaper ways to overshadow the finish here.

The Esther Moreno stuff is going to go into the pile of angle setups that went nowhere, right?

Puebla, GDL, Leon, 12 Corazones

CMLL (MON) 10/12 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Asturiano & King Jaguar b Alarido & Ares
2) Diamante & Guerrero Maya Jr. b Calígula & Méssala
3) Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Warrior b Eléctrico & Tzuki
4) Volador Jr. b Mephisto, Averno, La Máscara, Texano, Valiente, Black Warrior, Sagrado, Ephesto, Máscara Dorada, Sangre Azteca, Flash [cibernetico]
5) La Sombra, Místico, Strong Man DQ Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Niebla tried tossing his mask to Strong Man for the DQ, but the refs figured it out and DQed Niebla. Niebla challenged Strong Man to a singles match for next week, which would be remarkable. Kcidis already has an illustration of this.

Semimain did turn out to be a cibernetico. Volador was last tecnico standing against both Averno & Mephisto, but got the moonsault slam on Averno and a ‘rana on Mephisto for the win. Match was said to be good. Sangre/Dorada was the required double elimination pinfall.

CMLL (TUE) 10/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Informador, Fuego en el Ring]
1) Angelo & Saturno b Ebola & Egipcio
2) Acertijo & Malefico b Metal Blanco & Samurai
3) Ángel del Mal & Máscara Mágica b Gallo & Horus
4) Nosferatu & Vangelis b Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata
5) Héctor Garza, La Máscara, Strong Man b Naito, Terrible, Yujiro

Strong Man beat both of No Limit for the win.

Princesa Blanca retained the Mexican Women’s Championship last night. CMLL has photos but not results up.

AAA posted the lineup for the Monday Leon taping. Minis opener is Octagoncito/Divina/Charly vs Abismo/Psicosis/Histeria, and everything else is as it was.

Box Y Lucha says the other AAA teams on the 12 Corazones show were Sexi Star & Billy Boy, Fabi Apache & Aerostar, Estrellita & Elegido, Jenny (edecan?) & Gronda (!!), with Marco Corleone as one of the hosts. Clearly this show isn’t fixed, because there’s no way Brazo & Hechicera win over those couples unless it somehow legit. Plenty of pictures here, but of course video is blocked for people in the US. Looks like there was a random Gran Apache/Billy Boy fight, as tends to happen. It does appear like it’s all Elegido’s fault that Estrellita still isn’t making it back onto TV.

Early previews for Friday’s hair match: Ovaciones, Box Y Lucha.

The Gladiatores has an interview with Ultimo Dragon about his career.

The random Japanese women with Bushi on last Sunday’s IWRG show were Revolucion Amandra, Atsuko Emoto, Tomoka Nakagawa, and Kyoko Kimura, who will be wresting with IWRG and on a mystery Toryumon show over the next two weeks. I think Emoto is wrestling for CHIKARA (just not as Emoto) this weekend.

LuchandoLibre points to Tiger Mask IV talking about Canek.

There’s a lucha libre reality show airing in Tampico, though it sounds less like reality and more like people pretending to be real. Which is a lot like reality shows, actually.

Gotonami’s lucha libre lineup blog is moving to

Cronicas y Leyendas de la Lucha Libre looks back at Nitron and Liger in 1991.

Luchas2000 491 previews the upcoming CMLL stip matches, and also has an interview with Groon XXX. Groon says he expected to be in the main events like the star he clearly is, so when AAA had him third from the top facing an imposter, they were totally disrespecting him. (Where did Groon work on the Perros show? Third from the top.) Groon spends 2/3rs of the interview ripping AAA, then says Esther Moreno (past/current? significant other) is staying with AAA. Maybe not after that interview, plus I’d guess Esther was brought back just to sweeten the deal for Groon.

Speaking of Perros del mal, they have their own facebook page, with a promise of updating their website “soon”. They’re still saying the first episode airs Saturday at 9pm Central Time on Canal 4 Televisa. Right now, Televisa lists that slot as the last half hour of La Rosa del Caribe. Something’s not right here; if Morales and Riano were not at the TV taping, and if the Perro weren’t so insistent about the show (to the point where they’re going to look bad if it doesn’t come off), I’d think this was all made up. On the other hand, it’s not like Televisa is ever that good about listings.

Totally random story of the day: Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors (that’s basketball), successfully sued someone who had registered the domain and was holding it hostage. You’re not allowed to domain squat other people’s names, and so Bosh and his legal team got the rights to that domain…plus all the other domains they were hording. Most of it’s basketball players, but there’s MMA fighters and other completely random names. Most random?! AAA ought to either read this post or this pdf, since Bosh’s people are giving this all back to the rightful people for free.

10/17 AAA TV Lineup (Cuernavaca)

AAA TV (SAT) 10/17 Auditoio Teopanzolco, Cuernavaca [AAA]
1) Billy Boy & Sexy Star vs El Brazo & La Hechicera
2) Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache vs Jennifer Blake, Nikki Roxx, Rain
3) El Mesías & Marco Corleone vs ? & Chessman
4) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz vs El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Pimpinela Escarlata
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King vs Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown

(AAA doesn’t mention the building as I type this, but Auditoio Teopanzolco is where they ran back in February.)

2009 AAA TV Chart – which will be out of date for a bit
Projected Air Date (#910)
Mexico: 10/25
US: 11/07

The idea of the main event is the Clowns asked for bigger matches, so they got one they might not be able to handle. I…don’t really care one way or another. There are surely better ways to end the Clowns winning streak, but it’s not like they’re headed to any of them. AAA reminds us that Wagner (and Marco and Laredo) almost beat the Psycho Clowns last time they met, but he pinned Zombie/Monster and not captain Psycho.

In another case of “being listed high on the card doesn’t mean they’re actually doing anything with you”, it’s the Dark Family! Would kinda bet on it being dropped to the tercera by the time it happens. In fact, if Parka wasn’t involved, I’d totally put the women in the semimain spot – if this is as big story as they’ve been treating it via run-ins, why not at least start it out at a high spot on the card?

There’s no hint on the lineup as to Chessman’s partner, but look at the Leon lineup and you’ve got three good strong guesses. At least they’re going to show Chessman getting tied up with his new group.

This is the women trios that actually works, so I guess they just didn’t want to do the same match twice in weekend. And it also makes sense that the women are in when they run 2 TVs in 3 days. Doesn’t actually mean Goddess makes sense, but ok.

Brazo and Hechicera both make their returns to TV after, and I may have this wrong, they won a one off dancing contest on a reality show (and won a cruise too.) From the photo I saw, the other team includes Estrellita – so you’re getting La Hechicera instead. Life is unfair.

Trios defense in IWRG, Mistico returns to NJPW, Ras de Lona

IWRG (SUN) 10/11 Arena Naucalpan [DJ Spectro]
1) Keshin Black b Imperial
2) Eragon & Star Boy b Maldito Jr. & Samoth
3) Fantasma de la Ópera & Gringo Loco b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
4) Bushi, Negro Navarro, Trauma I b Avisman, Fantasma de la Ópera, Jack
5) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Chico Che, Exodia, Mike Segura [EdM Trios]

Suicida replaced Rigo. Match was said to be pretty good.

(Strong Style Spirit) NJPW’s announced Mistico will defend the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship versus Tiger Mask V on 11/08 in Sumo Hall. That means he probably misses the 11/06 Arena Mexico show.

Ras de Lona #67 notes:
– Ultimo Dragoncito was in a car accident on Saturday
– Val Venis (still spelled Vines) debuts on 11/06
– Flash does not live up to his gimmick on a go cart! What a failure. I wasn’t as surprised by Tiger Kid losing the rudo race. Even with the mask, he looks like he can be legally old enough to drive.

Record talks to Perro Aguayo Jr., who wants a hair vs mask match with Park after he disrespected Perro Sr. Perro promises more stars coming to his group. Record also has a preview of their monthly magazine, with a feature on LA Park.

Mistico vows to be a tecnico as long as he’s alive.

Angel de Oro was as surprised to be in the 12 man cage match as Dr. X.

A news story on Konnan kidnapping Dorian Roldan. Meanwhile, Konnan tells Vanguardia everyone but Zorro & Chessman are hiding their shortcomings thru gimmicks. Isn’t that sort of the idea? Anyway, today he’s decided Chessman is the future of the business, and he hopes the Legion wins all the belts in 2010.

Ovaciones previews Lady Apache title match tonight with a picture of Fabi Apache. Oops. ESTO goes with Princesa Blanca with the belt. I’m thinking no change today.

AAA says Sugi is hurt again, though it may just be part of the finish at the last taping, and has photos of Sexi Star in Dos de Tres

La Union has Ricky Cruz in what was Guerrero Maya Jr.’s spot for the Pierroth benefit show, later this month.

Fighting Spirit Distribution, the company who brought the CMLL workers to Monaco for their sports television marketing convention, has interesting facts about CMLL on their website. Arena Mexico always sells out it shows, but for CMLL’s biggest events, they run an 80,000 person building. How am I missing writing about 80,000 people shows? Totally dropping the ball.

(Are they even going to draw 80,000 this entire month to Arena Mexico? Thinking no.)

A Meican lucha exhibit is coming to the Mexican consulate in Montreal tomorrow until 11/09.

Cronicas and Leyendas de la Lucha Libre writes about Matematico in Panama and the first manager of the Killer.

Ohtani’s Jacket and Raging Noodles check out Dandy & Ultimo Vampiro vs Negro Navarro & Pantera from 4/4/02 IWRG.

indy (THU) 10/15 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [el siglo de torreon]
1) Pequeno Star & Super Star vs Brillante & New Warrior
2) Arana del Futuro & Mr. Guerrero vs Cesar Garza & Dorada Jr.
3) Blue Panther & Conflictus vs Mr. Niebla & Psycho
4) Último Guerrero vs Yujiro [CMLL HEAVY]

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update

10/19 AAA TV Lineup (Leon)

Edit: Hey, you know how we thought this was the next taping? Not so much. Lineup coming soon for 10/17.

AAA TV (MON) 10/19 Domo de la Feria de Leon [KrisZ]
1) ?, ??, ??? vs ????, ?????, ??????
2) Fabi Apache, Goddess, Mari Apache vs Jennifer Blake, Nikki Roxx, Rain
3) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Decnnis & Extreme Tiger
4) Marco Corleone, Pimpinela Escarlata, Súper Fly vs Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana
5) El Mesías, Jack Evans, La Parka Jr. vs Cibernético, Kenzo Suzuki, Zorro
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King, Último Gladiador vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Konnan, Teddy Hart

2009 AAA TV Chart below is updated
Projected Air Date (#911)
Mexico: 11/01
US: 11/14

So. This is kinda interesting. I presume either the episode that aired this weekend in Mexico, or the one from Xalapa which will air this upcoming week, has is going to be doing a lot of explaining. The big news is the latest iteration of the Foreign Legion starts here.

Opener should be a minis match.

The women’s match should probably be either AAA vs Legion or Mexico vs Foreigners (or both), but Goddess randomly makes her debut here with the Apaches. It doesn’t make any sense, unless Goddess is going to turn on them. Which actually work make a lot of sense from a booking stand point; assuming the other women are still in only part time and Goddess is still living in Mexico City (dunno), having a local evil foreigner cuts down on flight costs. The problem is Goddess was really quite poor as she was finishing up with CMLL; I haven’t seen any of Jennifer Blake, but Goddess is the least of the other five women and not the one I’d pick to center this match around. Match should actually be pretty good if they can work together, and who knows on that.

Decnnis & Extreme Tiger have made a team based around unexplained tecnico turns, I think. Why do any of the people in the match who have titles actually have those titles?

Poder del Norte in the tercera is random, but I don’t like their chances. Maybe they’ll go some place with Super Fly’s bit; the TV episode airing in the US this past weekend sure seemed to drop Gato/Pimpi angle.

Semimain looks like six guys thrown together but maybe it’ll mean more.

In a shocking turn of events, Alex Koslov actually never left AAA at all. Hey, it lasted longer than I figured, I’ll give them that. Truly a bizarre way to introduce a new top rudo group by pairing them off against the your other new top rudo group. (Or are WagnerManiacs tecnicos now? Or is AAA trying to move beyond rudos/tecnicos to the place where no one cares about anyone because that never actually works?) Assume Chessman is actually part of the Legion; Konnan’s talking him up in the press, and there’s a tease of him getting a title shot real soon in the newest Record.

Should be word about another taping relatively soon.

Perros del Mal Televisa show, UG vs SM,

PERROS (SUN) 10/11 Centro Civico de Ecatepec [Alan, Alan’s pics, Dr. Landru’s pics, SuperLuchas, EdR]
1) Black Spirit & Skayde Jr. b Beta & Black Thunder
2) el Ángel & Konami b Pesadilla & Rage
3) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Hombre Bala, Skayde, Turbo
4) Casandro & X-Fly b Leo & Riviero
5) Celestial & Cósmico DRAW Mini Talisman & Mr. Aguilita
6) Groon XXX, Hijo del Lizmark, Oriental b Head Hunter I, Pirata Morgan, Súper Nova
7) Mr. Águila, Scorpio Jr., Veneno b Histeria, Mosco de la Merced, Psicosis [TLC]
8) Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween b Brazo de Plata, El Alebrije, LA Park

As noted earlier, this is supposed to air on Canal 4 this Saturday, but it’s not actually listed on their schedule. They did backstage interviews between the matches, even the early ones, so the plan would seem to be for all of this to air. Doesn’t sound like they mentioned anything about a next show (though this one might last a month, if they just have an hour slot.)

You ought to have read Alan’s recap if you have not already, but the big fued pushed Park/Perro, complete with Perro Sr. dropping Park after the main event.

Perro Sr. was earlier presented with a plaque for being Perro Sr.

Tirantes worked the last three matches. Groon was an unadvertised addition, and surely not a cheap one.

Semimain saw Charly Manson run in and help out Mr. Aguila (X-Team reunited?) to set up a Aguila/Charly vs Histeria/Psicosis cage match with hair and mask on the line. Estrella de Ring got the impression that the non-Dr. Morales commentators – Leo Riano and Poncho Vera – also were to have their hairs on the line.

Riano has shown up on CMLL TV a couple times, worked at Box Y Lucha, and I believe is Morales’ son-in-law if I’m remembering right. Vera is apparently a radio DJ turned TV host and former Big Brother contestant; I just remember him because 52MX used to show commercials for Ya Veremos every single break during Guerreros del Ring.

Cassandro did a big dive off the light tower in his match. That man is crazy.

FWIW, I think y’all are looking for connections between this group and AAA that aren’t there. If the Perros could manage to co-promote with someone, they’d still be in CMLL. No one’s really that good about keeping things secret either.

In non Perros news, CMLL says Ultimo Guerrero vs Strong Man will be added for the 10/18 card. Awful quick, but I guess we’ll get a good idea of CMLL’s plans by how that one goes. Don’t think that or the cage match will really sway anyone from going to the WWE who’s undecided.

Al Filo del Ring talks to Bobby Lee Jr., who seems bitter about his time in AAA, much earlier this decade. He says his father’s character deserves respect, “even though many people do not remember my father.” He’s like to face Santo in a mask match to avenge his father’s loss. Al Filo aslo has an audio interview with Canek about his friendship with Solitario.

Box Y Lucha #2943 teases Black Warrior vs Yujiro

indy (THU) 10/15 JC Arena, Anaheim, CA
1) Annie Socia & Dinasty vs Generico & Sara del Rey
2) Dogura & Magura vs Delirious & Hallowicked
3) Kojiky & Onryo vs Shinobu & Yuko Miyamoto and Quidam & Sempai and Great Aku & Milano Collection AT and CIMA & Ha Harkuru [Great Alternative 666]

The novato (listed second?) winner gets a shot at the 666 Welterweight Title in Japan on 10/29. 666 is a tiny promotion in Japan, and I thought I’d post this lineup just on the odd chance someone follows both that and this.

The highlight of Box Y Lucha’s lineups: Rey del Ring has an opening tag team of Antrax and H1N1.

Mexico, GDL, Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 10/11 Arena Mexico [Cesar]
1) Inquisidor & Semental b Molotov & Principe
2) Leono, Metálico, Tony Rivera b Apocalipsis, Pólvora, Ramstein
3) Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico DQ Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Sagrado b Felino, Heavy Metal, Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, Strong Man DQ Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

I *think* UG fouled Strong Man for the DQ (welcome to CMLL!), but I may be reading it wrong and the rudos may have gotten away with it. Why don’t you tell me what the finish is, that’ll be easier. No obvious bonus match set up next week – maybe Shocker/Strong Man vs Atlantis/UG in a tag?

DQ in the minis was for Damian fouling Dorada. We’re back to La Mascara putting Sangre Azteca in a campana every time they meet. This would be a good build to a title program if a) Sangre’s team was still intact, b) Mascara’s team didn’t already have trios titles, and c) either of them still had a singles title.

CMLL (SUN) 10/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Nocturno b Halcon
2) Idolo & Metatrón b Thunder Boy & Virgo
3) Egipcio & Magnum b Leon Blanco & Samurai [Relevos Increíbles]
4) Horus & Metal Blanco b Ángel del Mal & Asesino Negro
5) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata b Euforia & Nosferatu
6) Ray Mendoza Jr., Terrible, Texano Jr. b Máximo, Toscano, Volador Jr.

Rudos won clean.

Reforma talks to Cibernetico about his appearance on the El Pantera TV show.

Segunda Caida writes about IWRG 07/23/09 and puts Blue Panther #2 as best of 2008. If I were them, I’d set the #1 to post at 11:58 on New Years Eve just to screw with people, but then I also liked the Guizmo spot tomk suggested as a bad idea, so they probably have a different ideas.

Estrella del Ring has a video interview with DF Commission member, Dr. Ortiz

Cronicas de Leyendas de Lucha Libre has the Toreo debuts of Magnifico, Los Infernales and Konnan

SuperLuchas #335 has an interview with Skandalo.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

IWRG (THU) 10/15 Arena Naucalpan
1) Guizmo vs Comando Negro
2) Eragon & Jack vs Epidemia & Heavy Boy
3) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Gringo Loco
4) Bushi, Exodia, Pendulo vs Arlequin Amarillo, Arlequin Rojo, La Rata
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. [IWRG IC TRIOS]

Pirates vs Police! A mythic rivalry. I have nothing interesting to say here (or ever) but I think, if the Perros are going to run a full promotion, they should pull a CMLL and steal the titles from here (with no intention to return) instead of creating new ones. Pirata winning the trios titles would be a fine start.

And speaking of other promotions interacting with IWRG – what happened to Super X? I presume the regular shows promised just never happened and everyone agreed never to mention it again.

A new rat? Is IWRG borrowing CMLL’s idea of midcard singles matches? Has that even really worked for CMLL? If we have to pause to think of even one lightning match that’s actually meant anything, that’s a no.

AULL (SAT) 10/17 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Danger, Platino, Solar Jr. vs La Kripta, Trauma I, Trauma II
2) Negro Navarro & Solar I vs Black Terry & Shu el Guerrero
3) ?, Hijo de Rey Misterio, Huracan Ramirez vs el Mosco, Pierko el Boricua, Veneno
4) Canek Jr. vs Fishman Jr., Pierroth II, Gran Markus Jr., El Hijo De Huracan Ramirez, Jaque Mate Jr., Septiembre Negro II, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [mask]

Said to be taped for TV. Presumably TVC Deportes.

CMLL (SUN) 10/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Virgo vs In Memoria & Relampago Azul
2) Rafaga & Samurai vs Egipcio & Leon Blanco
3) Metal Blanco & Neutrón vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Blue Panther & La Máscara vs Misterioso II & Sangre Azteca
5) Héctor Garza, Máscara Dorada, Shocker vs Atlantis, Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino

IWRG (SUN) 10/18 Arena Naucalpan
1) Miss Gaviota & Star Boy vs Carta Brava & Hijo del Signo
2) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Maldito Jr. & Samoth
3) Bushi, Chico Che, Exodia vs Avisman, Fantasma de la Ópera, Sangre Chicana
4) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro

Strong Man debuts in Arena Mexico, Piratas, lineups

CMLL (FRI) 10/09 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, ESTO, ]
1) Delta & Diamante b Disturbio & Escorpion
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela DQ Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Zeuxis
3) Misterioso II b Máximo [lightning]
4) La Máscara, Sagrado, Valiente b Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, Virus
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. DQ Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
6) Black Warrior, Shocker, Strong Man b Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro

Tecnicos won the main event clean, taking the last two falls. SuperLuchas says Strong Man looked OK, but should improve. Strong Man got Okumura with a chokebomb and Warrior hit his legdrop on Yujiro in the deciding fall. ESTO says Strong Man was very powerful, but showed no technique. Cesar says Strong Man was very charismatic, but needs to learn how lucha libre matches work. They aired a promo with Shocker and Strongman in between the last few matches.

DQ in both the 2nd and 5th were for mask pulls. Averno yanked Volador’s, and Sujei took Lluvia’s.

ESTO thought Delta looked really good in the opener. Cesar says Scorpion was injured in that match.

IWRG (THU) 10/08 Arena Naucalpan [EdR]
1) Halcon 2000 b Keshin Black
2) Eragon b Hijo del Signo
3) Jack & Miss Gaviota b Epidemia & Heavy Boy
4) Bushi, Exodia, Hombre Bala Jr. b Arlequin Amarillo, Arlequin Rojo, Gringo Loco
5) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Pirates destroyed Oficials and demanded a title shot.

Dr. X did not know he was in a cage match until Fuego en el Ring asked him (Tuesday) how he thought he would do. Adjust your predictions accordingly.

El Hijo del Santo & Pirata Morgan main event a show at Congress Theater next Sunday.

Record has the first part of their magazine interview with Sagrado.

A new promotion in Tijuana held a press conference yesterday, saying they’d debut with LA Park, Super Parka, Super Porky vs Perro Jr., Damain 666, and Halloween on Halloween

Black Terry is #4 on Segunda Caida’s top of 2008.

CMLL (TUE) 10/13 Arena Mexico
1) Rayo Tapatío II & Trueno vs Camorra & Zayco
2) Delta, Metálico, Sensei vs Bronco, Escorpion, Puma King
3) Princesa Blanca vs Lady Apache [MEX WOMEN]
4) Máximo, Rush, Toscano vs Euforia, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
5) Mephisto, Terrible, Texano Jr. vs La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr.

Rush = Rouge. Not sure if that’s a name change or mispelling; if you listen to Magadan say his name, that’s probably how you’d spell it. Maybe it’s a just a description of the how CMLL is pushing him. Maybe he has a new robotic dog look?

CMLL (FRI) 10/16 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Starman vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Volador Jr. vs Averno [lightning]
5) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
6) Black Warrior vs Yujiro [hair]

I don’t want to influence any yet to be opened polls, but Black Warrior winning the week prior seems to strongly hint at the outcome here. Both the Averno/Volador and Sujei/Lluvia issues seem to be ongoing. (Is Lluvia secretly Canadian? Maybe she just likes hockey?) Tercera should be really good.

CMLL (SUN) 10/18 Arena Mexico
1) Dr. Muerte & Practicante vs Aspirante & Infierno II
2) Bam Bam, Máscara Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000
3) Metro, Toscano, Volador Jr. vs Heavy Metal, Naito, Terrible
4) Flash vs Tiger Kid, Ángel de Oro, Pegasso, Tigre Blanco, Rey Cometa, Astro Boy, Hooligan, Dr. X, Skándalo, Arkangel de la Muerte, Pólvora [cage, mask]

Been a while since we’ve got an obvious fake out opener. Figuring a title match is to be added, and to be set up tomorrow. That show features

– Mascarita Dorada (Mexican Minis champ, though we never see that belt)
– Pierrothito (Mexican Lightweight)
– Máscara Dorada (CMLL Super Light)
– Último Guerrero (CMLL Heavyweight)

UG is the one most likely to make a difference in attendance, and you could have him face Shocker with Strong Man in the corner to tease that match. Plus, it works with Friday’s main event pretty well.

10/09 AAA TV Results (Xalapa)

AAA TV (FRI) 10/09 Arena Xalapa [luchalibreaaa]
1) Mascarita Sagrada 2007, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito DQ Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis
2) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache b Cinthia Moreno & Sexy Star
3) Laredo Kid, Octagón, Súper Fly b Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Último Gladiador b Go Shiozaki, Kenzo Suzuki, Sugi
5) Cibernético, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario b El Mesías, La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#909)
Mexico: 10/18
US: 10/31

In the middle of the show, Mesias came out for a promo – to challenge Wagner for a title shot. Again. Wagner talked with him, turned to leave, and got jumped by Mesias. Electro & Gladiador ran out and destroyed Mesias (who kinda deserved it), and Parka and Marco finally came out of the save. Mesias was strechered out.

When the main event came around, Octagon came out in Mesias’ spot, but Mesias showed up and insisted no wrestling. So he did, and Cibernetico beat him. HOORAY.

Electro beat Sugi in the semimain, just like Electro beats every cruiserweight. Sugi got stretched out, but when the Mexicans knocked him off the stretcher, Go got to beat Gladiador. Probably made for good photos.

Laredo got Scoria with a Spanish Fly, but Super Fly got the pin. Issues.

Sexi Star turned on Cinthia after their loss, and the Apaches came back to make the save. Maybe the foreign women are coming in full time and teaming with Sexi (even though they attacked her at the last show?)

Mini Abismo lost the opener by DQ for a piledriver. Which people have been using left and right without a DQ for a while now. Maybe because it was a martinete? Maybe because no one cares? That’s it.

Next taping is 10/19 in Leon.

Luna Magica, Mexico, Puebla

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66.30 Mexican Pesos
5.21 Canadian Dollars
447.15 Japanese Yen
3.39 Euros
179.75 Dominican Pesos
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If there was only a catchy often repeated song about five dollars that could be used to promote this…

In El Sol de Tampico, there’s an interesting interview with Luna Magica. She explains that she’s living and training in Ciudad Madero for the moment due to custody issues. She separated from her husband, her husband wanted to take their child to Madero for a vacation (? – maybe we’re talking about her first child now?), and then the husband then decided just not to return. So Luna followed him and they’re in a legal battle, which obviously more important than wrestling in CMLL. She is training and hoping to return.

It’s not mentioned here, but it’s been said before that the father of Luna’s new child is Franco Colombo, a member of the CMLL programming team. He can’t possibly have run off to Madero, or you think we would’ve heard that – this has to be her (unknown?) first husband.

Arena Mexico previews
– and that’s pretty much it, but there’s plenty of coverage of Yujiro/Warrior. Warrior wants all of Mexico to unify behind him against the evil Japanese. More talk trash here.

Tonight’s main event pushes that match, as well as the debut of Strong Man in Arena Mexico. The special and semimain should be pretty good. With no Guerreros and no Pesta Negra, it’s a (relatively) young rudo side on the top matches (though I forget how old Mephsito and Ephesto actually are.)

Really, the CMLL shows are the least important of the weekend. AAA resumes TV tapings tonight in Arena Xalapa (who have their own evil Japanese to deal with; also, the champs of NOAH & AAA meeting in unnoteworthy fashion), and Perros tape a TV show this Sunday in Ectapec. AAA also has a spot show in Mexico City; the article says Silver King will not be wearing his mask. We’ll see.

El Pancracio has profiles of local luchadors Orus & el Sable.

They actually called the double underhook faceslam Devil’s Wings in the CMLL Llaves y Lances book?????

CMLL (MON) 10/12 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) Asturiano & King Jaguar vs Alarido & Ares
2) Diamante & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Calígula & Méssala
3) Eléctrico & Tzuki vs Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Warrior
4) Flash, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Sagrado, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Black Warrior, Ephesto, Mephisto, Sangre Azteca, Texano
5) La Sombra, Místico, Strong Man vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Strong Man versus Pesta Negra is a fine idea. Not sure if the fourth match is meant to be a cibernetico or a trios tournament. Someone get Tzuki a strong cup of coffee before his match.