03/06-07 Lucha Times

box. We’re up to 12 shows listed, and that doesn’t include the LuchaMania reruns on MexicoTV. Or whatever else I’m forgetting.

AAA-MEX: Wagner/Electro vs Mesias/Marco, Cibernetico & the Psycho Circus vs the Legion (again), Alex Koslov makes his debut as a women’s wrestler.

52MX: Cancerbero and the Cancerbros vs the Angels, Strong Man and Taichi in the main event.

LATV: It’s a bit early to be certain of a pattern, but 2/3 would be Fuego Aerea vs Tuareg and Mephisto dropping Fantasma on his head. (In retrospect, this explains his partnership with Angelico.)

IWRG-TF: WHO CAN SAY.

CMLL: top 3 include a main event rematch from last week, and two thirds of the Mexican Trios champs vs two thirds of the Triad. It’s only been two months, maybe they’ll all team up again at some point.

AAA-MEX: Cibernetico/Mesias vs Chessman/Zorro, Tiger/Latin/Marco vs Alex/Hermandad

CMLL-FOX: Ultimo Guerrero vs Shocker for the heavyweight title

C3: Naito’s last match in Mexico for a while.

Puebla: Strong Man vs Ultimo Guerrero

ACM: the first appearance of AAA wrestlers here in a while? Also, more Furor.

PdM: Super Crazy promo should mean the main event, and Thunder/Turbo makes sense for this week.

CMLL-TFN: Sombra/Volador vs Negro Casas & Heavy Metal for the tag titles.

Guadalajara, Porky/Intocable, NWA takes back it’s titles, Manson

I’ve received 3 tapatia ballots. You’ve got until Monday.

CMLL (TUE) 03/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Acertijo b Thunder Boy
2) Ráfaga & Titanio b Astaroth & Nube Roja
3) Astral & Saturno DQ Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito
4) Ángel del Mal & Asesino Negro b Gallo & Neutrón
5) Felino, Máximo, Mr. Niebla b Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Sagrado

Felino pulled Sombra’s mask and pinned him for the win in the main event. Pierrothito got caught unmasking Saturno in the tercera, which sets up a lightweight title match next week. Pierrothito is okay with this, as long as a mask match is next. Astral subbed for Dorada, who hopefully is not in trouble for working those Santo shows. (And why should he? It was clearly Mini Santo, not Mascarita Dorada.)

Tuesday Arena Mexico results have not shown up.

Intocable is accusing Super Porky of threatening to kill him. Intocable says he always saw Super Porky’s wife as a mother figure to him, so he was helping her out with money after Super Porky got let go from AAA. According to Intocable, Porky responded by leaving messages on his phone, threatening to kill him, because Porky thought Intocable was sleeping with his wife. Intocable assures us he was not. I dunno about this entire story. Carreto @ Box Y Lucha pointed out this story first, and a member of the Alvardo family responds in the thread. I’m not sure questioning Intocable’s wrestling skill and heterosexuality is the best defense, but it is the internet.

As of yesterday, the NWA World Welterweight Champion was Mephisto, the NWA Middleweight Championship was Averno, and the NWA Light Heavyweight Championship was Texano Jr. Today, it’s not particularly clear. Blue Demon Jr. (as NWA rep) held a press conference showing off new belts (same look, but they don’t have 40 years of use on them), declaring CMLL is officially prohibited from using their versions of these NWA championships, declaring these championships vacant and explaining they’ve sent letters to the commission to enforce these decisions. Demon then posed with the belts will people who clearly respect title belts, Los Perros del Mal. (Well, X-Fly had his title back anyway.) Of note, they had new light heavyweight and middleweight titles, but not a welterweight one, so maybe Mephisto’s in the clear. Demon says they’ll be holding tournaments for the titles, and CMLL and AAA are invited to send wrestlers.

I expect CMLL to respond by not responding at all. Or maybe they’ll just hold a match to show they can’t be stopped. This is not the first time the NWA and Demon has tried this, and CMLL hasn’t even acknowledged past attempts. The commission is probably going to end up looking bad here, not actually being able to stop CMLL.

The DF Box Y Lucha commission is said to be taking talking to people about Charly Manson dropping the belt. A post on Box Y Lucha says Perros del Mal was claiming the belt was with all along, but Fantasma wants to speak with Charly Manson about it. Charly is refusing comment on the situation, but people defending him claim Charly actually lost the Mexican Universal Championship, a belt that looked remarkably identical to the heavyweight championship. No one’s buying it.

Ovaciones and SuperLuchas posted photos of the Yellow Wave traveling to Teotihuacan, obviously trying to learn all the ancient secrets of Mexico to use against their opponents. Taichi posted more photos over on his blog.

Nicho is unhappy about not being on the Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera card. It is underwhelming, but I’m not sure Hermandad matches are helping. Now, a Nicho vs Juvi match…

Laredo Kid opened up his lucha libre school/gym yesterday, with the Psycho Circus signing autographs.

Televisa Deportes has a video chat with Ray Mendoza and Rey Bucanero at 8 pm tonight. Ask them if they have any idea what the Dos Leyendas card is yet.

Estrellas del Ring has photos of new Perros del Mal members Estrellita.

Fuego talks to Guero Loco about his impending return from knee injury.

R de Rudo talks to hopeful CMLL debutante Star King.

Kcidis wonders Who’s Mask Will Mistico Win?

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 03/06 Arena Municipal San Juan de Los Lagos, Jalisco [DJ Spectro]
1) Estrellita & Octagoncito (indy) vs Bracito de Oro & La Diabólica
2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Histeria II, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
3) Charly Manson, La Máscara, Místico vs Averno, Maniaco, Psicosis II

Combination CMLL/indy show.

XLAW (SAT) 03/20 Plaza de Toros Tula de Allende, Hidalgo [SuperLuchas]
1) Arsenal & Mensajero de la Muerte vs Black Silver & Sadico
2) Dinastía vs Drastik Boy, Konami, Serval, Black Fire, Sadico [XLAW WELTER]
3) Genesis vs Bunker
4) Leon Rojo & Ovett vs Epidemia & Heavy Boy
5) Grendell & Heimdall vs Fantasma de la Ópera & Mike Segura
6) Damián 666 & Halloween vs ? & Angel o Demonio
7) LA Park vs Sabu [XLAW HEAVY]

Sabu is the ex-ECW wrestler who they’ve been teasing.  No hint on the mystery man, but it really isn’t an XLAW show with no Super Crazy. I bet Sadico isn’t supposed to be working twice. XLAW Welterweight title is vacant.

PdM (FRI) 04/30 Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali [Perros del Mal]
1) El Alebrije, Groon XXX, Oriental vs Hijo del Lizmark, Histeria II, Mr. Águila
2) C. Manson vs X-Fly [hardcore]
3) Blue Demon Jr., El Hijo Del Santo, LA Park vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween

Looks like another taping, but can they really be taping back to back days?

top 6 stories of the last two weeks

1) AAA announced it’s Rey de Reyes card. The title match, originally a Mesias vs Latin Lover, is now Mesias vs Latin Lover vs Electroshock vs Mr. Anderson, and only Electroshock getting involved in the match has strongly been built. Konnan/Cibernetico has received the strongest push, and Extreme Tiger/Alex Koslov has been set up on TV, but everything else seems disconnected from the events on TV.

2) CMLL has not announced it’s Dos Leyendas card as of yet, despite having wrestlers talk about mask matches between Mistico and Volador, Felino and Sombra, and all four of the wrestlers in one match. There’s a press conference scheduled soon to make the match clear, but the card is up in the air 15 days out. The only thing CMLL has announced is Ray Mendoza and Salvador Lutteroth will be honored. Meanwhile, despite the events in Arena Mexico, Mistico generally continues to wrestle as a tecnico elsewhere when not matched up with Volador.

3) On the same night as Dos Leyendas, AAA has scheduled a show across town in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. The card itself is nothing different than a usual TV taping, including a Cibernetico/Psycho Clown vs Foreign Legion. Partially it’s because some wrestlers will be in Panama instead for a previously scheduled show, but AAA is still treading this DF show as if it’s extra special deal.

4) X-Fly defeated Charly Manson to win the Mexican Heavyweight Championship at the latest Perros del Mal taping. Apparently, Charly Manson kept the belt, because he lost it again to a indy wrestler the following weekend, apparently renting himself out to lose the belt to whomever. Getting back to X-Fly/Charly, they’ve been announced for a hair match for two months from now.

5) Taichi arrived in Mexico. He says he’s going to be here five months, though NJPW said maybe 2 years. Taichi hopes to win a title and a mask while he’s in Mexico. Taichi has silly hair, which he’s clealry going to lose.

6) In IWRG apuesta matches, Trauma I took Pantera’s hair (with some help from Dr. Cerebro) and Hijo del Diablo took the hair of Chico Che.

Other notes

  • Angelico & Hijo del Fantasma won Toryumon’s Yamaha Cup, which included IWRG and CMLL wrestlers
  • Santo & Todos x el Todos ran shows in Belgium.
  • Monito, caught in a tug of war between Shocker & Maximo (not litearlly, yet), walked out on both of them.
  • Juvi may or may not have won a case vs Konnan and may or may not be coming back to AAA. Very clear!
  • Misterioso II is unhappy about Satillo’s Misteroiso Jr. Somewhat more clear!
  • Olimpico went to the press to get back into CMLL; ripped Perros del Mal as being badly runned and doomed
  • Ultimo Guerrero retained the CMLL Heavyweight title over Shocker, may defend against Strong Man next Monday
  • Building CMLL feuds: Mini Warrior/Bracito de Oro, Mini Violencia/Bam Bam. And Maximo may be joining the rudos.

(What did I miss?)

Toryumon, MTY, UG/StrongMan, Manson loses belt he didn’t have

TORYUMON (SAT) 02/27 Sala de Armas [The Gladiatores, DJ Spectro, Black Terry Jr.]
1) Cosmotron b Iron Black
2) La Nazi & Mima Shimoda b Estrella Mágica & Luna Mágica
3) Mini Boricua, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro b Iguanita, Pequeno Tigre, Yogura
4) Angelico & Hijo del Fantasma b Brazo de Plata & Brazo de Platino [YAMAHA CUP, semifinal]
5) Rey Bucanero & Último Guerrero b Trauma I & Trauma II [YAMAHA CUP, semifinal]
6) Angelico & Hijo del Fantasma b Rey Bucanero & Último Guerrero [YAMAHA CUP, final]

Black Terry has video of these matches up: Fantamsa/Brazos,Trauma/UG/Rey (part 1 & part 2) and the final. Iguanita was hurt in his match.

Obviously, CMLL and IWRG worked on the same card here, occasionally on Coliseo Coacalco shows and they’ve been doing the same lately in Arena Aficion (though not this week.) I’m sure it’s happening on smaller shows too; everywhere but Arena Naucalpan.

AAA (SUN) 02/28 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Rió Bravo II, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II b Ángel Dorado, Babe Rap, Sky
2) Hija del Karonte, La Hechicera, Tiffany b Esther Moreno, Mari Apache, Poly Star
3) Último Gladiador b Rey Infernal
4) May Flowers, Pimpinela Escarlata, Yuriko b Caifan Rockero I, Karonte, Rey Sagitario
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b El Elegido, Hombre Sin Miedo, Máscara Púrpura
6) Electroshock, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King b Black Warrior, El Mesías, La Parka Jr.

I usually don’t post these on the blog portion, because there’s nothing to say beside the results. But this was the first AAA show back here, with Warrior and Dr. Wagner Jr. appearing. Mari Apache filled in for Goddess. Opener was said to be very good.

CMLL (MON) 03/01 Arena Puebla [R de Rudo]
1) Black Tiger, Blue Center, Milenium b Akron, Karisma, Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache b Princesa Blanca, Seuxis, Yeska
3) Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito b Asturiano, Bam Bam, Mr. Rafaga
4) Blue Panther, Toscano, Volador Jr. b Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
5) Strong Man DQ Último Guerrero

Strong Man won the first with a press slam. Ultimo took the second with the armbar, then fouled Strong Man and faked his own foul in the third. Referee polled the crowd (who were actually rooting for the rudo) and awarded the match to Strong Man. UG offered a title match.

Volador pinned Taichi to win the semimain.

Mascarita Dorada (on the flight home) and Shockercito (?) were both MIA from the minis match, which changed things around a bit for the locals. Pierrothito was strechered out after an Asturiano dive, and Violenca snuck in a foul on Bam Bam for the win.

Over the weekend, Charly Manson lost the Mexican Heavyweight title to local wrestler Maniaco in Coliseo Molina de Uruapan. As you may remember, Charly Manson lost the heavyweight title to X-Fly last weekend, but it appears he just held onto the physical belt and is selling title changes at local shows. That doesn’t work out well in 2010 – the box y lucha foro is going crazy over this, and Cesar has a takedown as well – though I wonder if this is actually the first time Charly did it, or just the first time the reset of the world heard on it.

It does explain why Charly had no problem losing the belt to X-Fly – he was keeping the belt anyway. Though…the commission just went thru a thing where they were threatening a suspension if the former champion didn’t hand over the belt to the current champion, which appears to have happened here as well. Except that was Mistico & Volador and planned (maybe, somewhat?) and this situation is more a general unplanned embarrassment. It’d be neat if Fantamsa took the belt away, but I doubt it and I expect Charly to go on Dos de Tres to halfheartedly explain it all away.

Ray Mendoza Jr. wants him and/or his brothers to face Brazo de Plata, Blue Panther, or Ultimo Guerrero for their hair or mask at Dos Leyendas. I’m thinking no, but I’ll be completely surprised if there’s not a Villanos trios match on the show.

The Gladiatores have pictures of Super Astro’s new Tijuana sandwich shop, and have interviews with Hijo del Diablo and Tinieblas Jr.

Beside the links above, Black Terry Jr. also has the Black Jaguar vs Latin Brother mask match, and Latin Brother unmasked.

Spin Fly Kick writes about the Sunday Todos x el Todos show in Brussels.

Perros del Mal posted their ad for next week’s episode.

Over 60% of Torreon wrestlers have gotten their license for the year, which seems higher than usual.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

indy (TUE) 03/02 Arena Aficion
1) Zoom Driver vs Chester
2) Maldito & Samot vs Angeluz & Brazo Metalico
3) Gran Alebrije & Mascara Sagrada Jr. vs Monsther & Ragde
4) Charly Manson, Exotico, Super Crazy vs Halloween, Oriental, Pesadilla

I thought Mascara Sagrada Jr. was the new Alebrije – or was it Mascara Sagrada AAA?

AAA (SUN) 03/07 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Goddess & Mari Apache vs Hija de Karonte & Sexy Star
2) Angel Dorado Jr. & Sky vs Tigre Cota & Tito Santana [AAA NORTH TAG]
3) Babe Rap, Máscara Púrpura, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Androide, Rey Sagitario, Rió Bravo
4) Aerostar, El Elegido, Laredo Kid vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
5) Black Warrior, El Mesías, La Parka Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King

Main event is a sort of rematch.

Gutierrez (MON) 03/22 Arena Fut-Rap [SuperLuchas]
1) Medico I, Medico II, Medico Jr. vs Comando I, Comando II, Comando III
2) Mini Laredo Kid, Mini Oriental, Mini Parkita vs Mascarita Ano 2000, Mini Black Mamba, Mini Hator
3) Estrellita & Sexy Flor vs Flor Metalica & Rossy Moreno
4) C. Manson, Groon XXX, Intocable, Súper Nova vs Hijo del Lizmark, Mr. Águila, Oriental, X-Fly
5) Blue Demon Jr., Hijo de LA Park, LA Park vs El Hijo Del Santo, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Rayo de Jalisco Jr.

Tickets are 80, 30 for kids. I don’t believe they have enough seats in this building to cover just talent costs for this show. Maybe they’ve got some sweet sponsorship deals or something.

AAA (SUN) 03/07 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Goddess & Mari Apache vs Hija de Karonte & Sexy Star
2) Angel Dorado Jr. & Sky vs Tigre Cota & Tito Santana [AAA NORTH TAG]
3) Babe Rap, Máscara Púrpura, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Androide, Rey Sagitario, Rió Bravo
4) Aerostar, El Elegido, Laredo Kid vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
5) Black Warrior, El Mesías, La Parka Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King

03/05 AAA TV Lineup (Poza Rica)

AAA TV (FRI) 03/05 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Poza Rica
1) Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis
2) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs ? & ??
3) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Jack Evans & Rocky Romero
4) Cibernético & Extreme Tiger vs Alex Koslov & Zorro
5) La Parka Jr. vs Silver King
6) El Mesías, Marco Corleone, Octagón vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Último Gladiador

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#929)
Mexico: 03/14
US: 03/27

This is the lame duck taping; it won’t air anywhere until two days after Rey de Reyes takes place. For that situation, it’s the Parka/Silver match is pretty big, since they’ve been building that one up for a month.

It feels like AAA has been building to Mesias vs Electroshock as the title match, with Latin and Anderson just extra parts. I expected some sort of Latin vs Mesias rivalry.

I would suspect Fabi & Mari’s opponents are Rain & Von Eerie, if they’re in Mexico by then.

Warrior, GDL, UG retains, Chico Che loses

AAA (SUN) 02/28 Arena Pavilion del Norte de Saltillo [Vanguardia]
2) Infernal & Lobo Negro b Destructor & Silver Star
3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagón, Pimpinela Escarlata
4) Black Warrior, Electroshock, Silver King b El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Relampago

Black Warrior did show. Match was usual Silver King ripping off Parka’s mask and pinning him.

CMLL (SUN) 02/28 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Templario b Guerrero Romano
2) Virgo b Meteoro
3) Idolo & Samurai b Magnum & Metatrón
4) Asesino Negro & Malefico b Hierro & Metal Blanco
5) Lady Apache & Marcela DQ Amapola & Mima Shimoda
6) Brazo de Plata, Máscara Dorada, Místico b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Mistico, wearing his tecnico mask (no horns) wrestled as a straight tecnico, beating Averno with La Mistica. Odd finish in the semifinal; Amapola was eliminated with a reinera in the final fall, but came back in to break up the submission on Mima for the DQ.

AAA (SUN) 02/28 Arena Pavilion del Norte de Saltillo [Vanguardia]
1) Gato Volador, Goddess, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Ave Negra I, La Hechicera, Yuriko
2) Infernal & Lobo Negro b Destructor & Silver Star
3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagón, Pimpinela Escarlata
4) Black Warrior, Electroshock, Silver King b El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Relampago

CMLL (SUN) 02/28 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones (PDF)]
1) Apolo Estrada Jr. & Disturbio b Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II
2) Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Raziel b Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. b Sangre Azteca, Vangelis, Virus
4) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Strong Man b Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Taichi
5) Último Guerrero b Shocker [CMLL HEAVY]

UG retains. Ovaciones says Taichi wasn’t on the same page as his partners.

PROLLM (SUN) 02/28 Coliseo Coacalco [Estrellas del Ring, Black Terry Jr. (photos)]
1) Depredador & Golden Cat b Drack & Maverick
2) Wotam & Ztizan b Nino de Fuego & Vengador
3) Angel Infernal & Chavo Lomeli b Caníbal Punk & Epidemia
4) Angelico, El Magnífco, Judas el Traidor DQ Dr. Cerebro, Fuerza Guerrera, Sangre Chicana
5) Black Jaguar b Latin Brother [mask]

Latin Brother is Jose Luis Bracamontes, from Mexico City.

IWRG (SUN) 02/28 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, Black Terry Jr. (photos), DJ Spectro]
1) Eragon & Pegasso Kid b Alan Extreme & Avisman
2) Dr. Cerebro, Hijo del Pantera, La Roca b Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., Samoth
3) El Hijo del Diablo L Oficial 911 and Angelico and Arlequin Amarillo and el Ángel and Pirata Morgan and Jack and Máscara Año 2000 Jr. [loser advance, cage]
4) Chico Che L Gringo Loco and Tinieblas Jr. and Zatura and Scorpio Jr. and Hijo del Signo and Veneno and Hijo de Pirata Morgan [loser advances, cage]
5) El Hijo del Diablo b Chico Che [cage, hair]

Dr. Cerbero was all over this show. He replaced Pantera in the segunda (against a group of rudos all wearing matching gear, so maybe they’ll be an ongoing fire-related trio.) Cerbero got involved with the cage matches, preventing Diablo from leaving (and saving Oficial 911 in the process.) Chico Che was beat by his rival Gringo Loco in his cage match.

Diablo had Chico Che beat in the final cage match. Dr. Cerebro intervened again, but Diablo was able to get past him this time. Diablo also gave Chico Che a martinete, so he got his hair cut in a neck brace.

La Roca is a new guy with six pack abs. I’m not sure this is a coincidence, but I notice Mictlan has been MIA from CMLL for 90 days as of today. (Not sure the skin tone matches.) Cage matches were clearly taped for the mysterious TV Azteca broadcast.

R de Rudo adds a couple notes from Saturday’s AAA taping: Sexi Star says “her new friend Konnan” will have a surprise for Fabi Apache, and the Sect got counted out when they were beating up Jack on the outside.

AAA has an interview with Gronda, who reminds us to stay away from drugs.

Kcidis has Cibernetico vs Konnan, one on “one”.

Box Y Lucha #2963 has Felino/Mistico vs Sombra/Volador. There’s also a post with Huracan Ramirez, Black Shadow Jr., Super Raton and Enrique Vera talking about lucha libre vs WWE. It’d be neat if Box Y Lucha did some reporting on this topic rather than just ask random luchadors (but that seems to be their bit.)

AAA (SUN) 02/28 Arena Pavilion del Norte de Saltillo [Vanguardia]
2) Infernal & Lobo Negro b Destructor & Silver Star
3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagón, Pimpinela Escarlata
4) Black Warrior, Electroshock, Silver King b El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Relampago

Black Warrior did show. Match was usual Silver King ripping off Parka’s mask and pinning him.

Box Y Lucha #2963 has Felino/Mistico vs Sombra/Volador. There’s also a post with Huracan Ramirez, Black Shadow Jr., Super Raton and Enrique Vera talking about lucha libre vs WWE. It’d be neat if Box Y Lucha did some reporting on this topic.

AAA (SUN) 02/28 Arena Pavilion del Norte de Saltillo [Vanguardia]
1) Gato Volador, Goddess, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Ave Negra I, La Hechicera, Yuriko
2) Infernal & Lobo Negro b Destructor & Silver Star
3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagón, Pimpinela Escarlata
4) Black Warrior, Electroshock, Silver King b El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Relampago

Todos x El Todos, CMLL/IWRG, Lineups

There’s one two different sets of photos already on line from today’s Todos x el Todos show in Brussels, plus one news story. Hijo del Santo’s twitter says they sold out the building. Looks like someone was wrestling as mini Santo, which hasn’t been done before.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of a show at Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca with IWRG vs CMLL matches. With this building and no promotion in the usual internet venue, this had to be an Ultimo Dragon-related bit. Videos include Traumas vs Rey & UG, which seems too good to have actually occurred. Actually, the big news here is Hijo del Fantasma, because the finishing powerbomb from Friday’s lighting match looks like a botched move ending with Fantasma dropping on his head.

Tinieblas plans for retirement include a book, multiple TV shows, and an animated movie. Not much of a retirement.

Cesar previews this week’s CMLL lineups, including Sunday, as well as AAA’s Rey de Reyes and the 05/01 Perros Tijuana show. Actually, the last two are more of a take down, but you know this.

Box Y Lucha has an interview with Gran Petronio.

DJ Spectro has a note on the passing of wrestler Mr. Cobra, who wrestled in the 70s and the 80s.

Segunda Caida watches 01/28/10 IWRG, then goes back to the archives to for 09/02/04 IWRG.

Ohtani’s Jacket talks about the captains hair match from 02/25 IWRG, and where it’s headed.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Scorpio vs Scorpio part 2, the dream team of Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras and Canek facing the Hawaiians (by way of Samoa)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 03/04 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black vs Comando Negro
2) Brazo Metalico & Héros vs Alan Extreme & Samoth
3) Eragon, Freelance, Zatura vs El Hijo del Diablo, Hijo del Signo, Maldito Jr.
4) Dr. Cerebro vs Hijo del Pantera [IWRG IC Light]
5) Angelico, el Ángel, Pantera vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I, Trauma II

Hijo del Pantera tries to avenge his father.

IWRG (SUN) 03/07 Arena Naucalpan
1) Héros vs Alan Extreme
2) Daga, Hijo del Pantera, Jack vs Hijo del Signo, Maldito Jr., Samoth
3) Chico Che, Freelance, Ultramán Jr. vs Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro, Trauma II
4) Angelico vs Veneno [SALVADOR AMERICAS]
5) el Ángel, Pantera, Tinieblas Jr. vs Máscara Año 2000, Scorpio Jr., Trauma I

That title match was inevitable. Scorpio might have changed sides since the last time we saw him here.

CMLL (SUN) 03/07 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Camaleón vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Fabián el Gitano & Leono vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
3) Eléctrico vs ShockercitoÚltimo DragoncitoPequeño OlímpicoBam BamPequeño Damian 666Pequeño WarriorPequeño NitroPequeño Universo 2000Pequeño Violencia [cibernetico, Pequeno Rey de Aires]
4) Máscara Dorada, Rush, Toscano vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis
5) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Taichi

FOX gets the Pequenos Reyes de Aires. 52MX gets Fabian & Leono as a tag team. I hope they’re not paying the same amount! I would assume Dorada and Pierrothito are busy somewhere, but Pequeno Universo 2000 is not exactly who comes to mind when I think King of The Mini Flyers.

CMLL (SUN) 03/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Angelo & El Divino vs In Memoria & Titanio
2) Astaroth & Magnum vs Drago & Infierno
3) Hierro vs Asesino Negro
4) Dalis la Caribeña & Lady Apache vs Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sujei
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, La Sombra vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

02/27 AAA TV Results (Cuernavaca)

AAA TV (SAT) 02/27 Auditorio Teopanzolco, Cuernavaca, Morelos [AAA]
1) Aerostar, Fabi Apache, May Flowers, OctagoncitoMini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Esterllas, Sexy Star, Último Gladiador
2) Billy Boy, Decnnis, El BrazoAtomic Boy, Crazy Boy, Lasser Boy
3) Jack Evans, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly CO Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
4) Extreme Tiger, Latin Lover, Marco CorleoneAlex Koslov, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario
5) Cibernético & El MesíasChessman & Zorro

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#928)
Mexico: 03/07
US: 03/20

Octagoncito got the pin on Mini Abismo Negro. Sexy got the microphone after the match to remind us she’s still champ.

El Brazo wore his mask, to celebrate his 29th year of wrestling. (They have his debut as 02/27/81, luchawiki has it as August 1980.) Brazo also got the win. Sad debut for the Boy trio. After the match, Guapito and Lasser Boy had issues, which led to Lasser Boy and Guapito’s new bodyguard Hilario having issues, which led to Lasser Boy getting beat up. Crazy Boy made the save.

Secta walked out of their match, then came back to beat up Jack. I dunno. (It might make more sense if the Sect beat up Jack backstage, costing them this match by countout, but I don’t think that happened either.)

Before the semimain, Alex Koslov vowed to defend the cruiserweight title every week after he defeats Extreme Tiger for it at Rey de Reyes. Note the lineup for after Rey de Reyes has Alex in an atomicos. HMMM. Anyway, Alex also pointed out this was part of Konnan’s plan for the Legion to win all the titles this year. Again, Lider and Nicho were unhappy. Koslov feuded more with Latin Lover during the course of the match, but Tiger got Alex with a inverted crucfix bomb, and Latin picked up the pinfall for the win.

Main event featured referee change (Piero in for Tirantes) and Konnan at the announce desk. Before the match, Mesias and Cibernetico tried to count up all the times they turned on each other. Hmmm

  1. the time Muerte Cibernetica pulled a coup in the Sect and kicked Cibernetico out (starting the Hell Brothers)
  2. the time Cibernetico returned and befriended Mesias for no reason except to turn on him (starting the Bizzaros – this one didn’t go as well)

The fire bit wasn’t actually a turn.

Anyway, the tecnicos won the match, and everyone ran in after. Legion was first, followed by Latin, Marco and Tiger to run them off. Konnan and Cibernetico vowed to end each other at Rey de Reyes, and Cibernetico and Mesias hugged.

Sombra/Volador vs Felino/Mistico, Monito, Von Eerie

CMLL (FRI) 02/26 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones (PDF), SuperLuchas, Cesar]
1) Astro Boy, Guerrero Maya Jr., Molotov DQ Artillero, Semental, Súper Comando
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa b Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
3) Mephisto b Hijo del Fantasma [lightning]
4) La Máscara, Shocker, Toscano b Dragon Rojo Jr., Máximo, Mr. Niebla
5) Terrible, Texano Jr., Último Guerrero b Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Taichi
6) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. b Felino, Místico, Negro Casas

Casas submitted Dorada to take the first fall of the main event, Dorada and Sombra got castias on the Casas brothers to win the second. In the third, Sombra pulled Mistico’s mask and Volador rolled him up. After the match, Felino and Mistico decided to join forces and challenge Volador & Sombra to a tag team mask match. Volador & Sombra (sort of cowardly) walked away without answering.

My best guess is this turns into a tag team title match. Which would be good, but not the stakes we’ve been led to expect.

UG got Mendoza with a powerbomb to take the semimain. Taichi still has not taken a fall.

Monito was caught in the middle of the fourth match. He started the match with Shocker, much to the disappointemnt of Maximo & Niebla. Tecnicos took the first, rudos took the second. After that fall, Dragon Rojo wanted revenge on Monito for something that happened earlier, but Niebla & Maximo stopped him. Shocker kicked at Dragon Rojo, but missed and hit Monito! Shocker apologized to Monito, but Monito was angry and ditched him. Mr. Niebla tried to get Monito on his side, but Monito walked off on him as well. Hmmmm. Mascara and Toscano won the fall and the match for the tencicos.

Mephisto got Fantasma in 9:44 with a Tiger Driver ’91. Fantasma was sterchered out. Artillero ripped off Molotov’s mask in the opener.

AAA has switched the foreign women in the trios to Christina Von Eerie, and pulled the article hyping Lacey Von Erich (though you can still see her name on a Rey de Reyes page, until they read this.) Cesar chronicles the whole weirdness about the Rey de Reyes situation. I always lean towards it these things being more bad coordination than works of deception. This isn’t the first time where it’s seemed like the person (people?) running the website have no idea are working with limited or no information based off what other parts of the company are doing. Anyway, SuperLuchas has all you need to know about Von Eerie and I think it’s a better match with her in it.

The headline of this article is “Lizmark says lucha libre is now a fraud“, but it’s more the standard complaint about kids these days not having a good amateur wrestling base before they start doing the wacky moves, and he’s going to start training people right.

Bam Bam tells Fuego en el Ring that Mini Violencia has not earned a championship match yet.

Relampago talks to his hometown paper about making it to AAA. Apache and Mexicano are training him now.

SuperLuchas has a video of Konami vs Drastik Boy. I’m glad we’ve agreed on a spelling for Drastik!

DJ Spectro writes about Brazos vs Aquamen for the masks, in 1980.

Cronicas Y Leyandas has posts on Dr. Wagner winning a title in 1975, Los Fantasticos, La Yaqui losing her mask, and a show featuring Emilio Charles Jr. trainees.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 03/02 Arena Mexico
1) Principe & Trueno vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Estrella Mágica, Marcela, Star Fire vs Amapola, La Comandante, La Seductora
3) Astro Boy, Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman vs Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Rush vs Euforia, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
5) Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Toscano vs Naito, Ray Mendoza Jr., Taichi

When you have Astro Boy & Starman in the tercera, this is the C show. (It still should be a pretty good match!)

CMLL (FRI) 03/05 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Sensei vs Disturbio & Durango Kid
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Lluvia vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei
3) Diamante vs Raziel [lightning]
4) Metro, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Vangelis
5) La Máscara, Shocker, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
6) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Místico, Negro Casas

Hey, that main event looks familiar. They really need to be airing these lighting matches.

No Sunday lineup so far.