IWRG Thursday results, Bucanero out, Ozz, Panther, Averno, lineups

IWRG (THU) 05/28 Arena Naucalpan [py]
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Vampiro Metalico b Galactik & Mascara Magnifica
3) Diva Salvaje, Goleador, Miss Gaviota DQ Avisman, Fantasma de la Opera, Xibalva
4) Angelico, Chico Che, Freelance b Capitan Muerte, Durango Kid, Tetsuya Bushi
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Trauma I, Trauma II, Zatura [IWRG IC TRIOS]

DQ was for Fantasma fouling Gaviota. In slightly different IWRG news, Mr. Reyes has photos of Freelance and others doing MMA matches.

Rey Bucanero will undergo surgery this week on his left knee, following being injuried by Ephesto at the end of Tuesday’s title match. Rey will be out six months, hoping to be back before Christmas and get his rematch. Bucanero hopes Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis can get some revenge on him, but he wants Ephesto’s mask.

Record talks Ozz about his career (though no mention of anything before Ozz.) The name comes from the old HBO prision TV show, and Ozz says he got the role when they needed someone after Charly Manson’s injury, and based his look on pictures he saw in metal magazines.

Blue Panther plans on going to El Fantasma to demand a rematch date versus Averno, after Ephesto distracted him. Panther was happy with the battle, and realizes he’ll have to wait until after the Chapions tournament, but he wants a rematch with no seconds to get involved.

Meanwhile, Averno is looking to win the champions tournament, then get his mask match with Mistico. Averno has no recollection of any interference in his match.

Cesar writes about Friday’s Arena Mexico show.

Indy Profiles: DJ Spectro writes about Monje Loco, Proyecction Luchistica does the same for Zaico, Guizmo and Oasis.

SuperLuchas #317 has Konnan on the cover. Not a lot new, except he wants the Juvi case to go to court because he feels like Juvi & Fuerza just are trying to get money out of this and Konnan wants to make an example out of them. There’s also an interview with Fantasma, who says Jack and Silver King are still banned from working in DF and AAA will be fined if they work TripleMania as planned.

Box Y Lucha 2924 has Cibernetico complaining about Perro Jr.

LuchaWorld has Robert on CMLL TV 02/23/08 and Cadena 3 02/09/08, as well as KrisZ’s news update.


IWRG (THU) 06/04 Arena Naucalpan
1) Avisman, Fantasma de la Opera, Tetsuya Bushi vs Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Pendulo
2) Trauma I, Trauma II, Zatura vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
3) Angelico, Bobby Lee Jr., Scorpio Jr. vs Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Ricky Cruzz

The return of Ricky Cruzz. He was here last June wrestling as the masked Ricky Cruzz, lost his mask, and revealed his real name was Ricky Cruz. Never would’ve figured it out.

IWRG (SAT) 06/06 Arena Xochimilco
1) Guizmo vs Radamantis
2) Eragon & Mascara Magnifica vs Avisman & Vampiro Metalico
3) Chico Che, Goleador, Jack vs Azoka, Carta Brava Jr., Fantasma de la Opera
4) Bobby Lee Jr., Trauma I, Trauma II vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Angelico, Tinieblas Jr., Zatura vs Ricky Cruzz, Tetsuya Bushi, Veneno

CMLL (SUN) 06/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Ceusis, Marcela, Sahori vs Hiroka, La Nazi, Magnifica
3) Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Dos Caras Jr., Ultimo Guerrero

SuperLuchas spells the new woman’s name “Seuxis”. Dunno what’s right yet.

IWRG (SUN) 06/07 Arena Naucalpan
1) Freelance, Pendulo, Turbo vs Avisman, Black Thunder, Tetsuya Bushi
2) Trauma I, Trauma II, Zatura vs Arlequin, Arlequin Rojo, Arlequin Verde
3) Angelico, Bobby Lee Jr., Olimpico vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Funny, I don’t remember asking for another Arlequin.

CMLL (SUN) 06/07 Arena Coliseo
1) Principe Valiente & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo de Ultraman, Starman vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
4) Maximo, Mictlan, Sagrado vs Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr., Misterioso II
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara vs Black Warrior, Naito, Yujiro

Maybe the trios title for next week’s Fan Appreciation show? Or maybe the minis title?

Mexico Results, next week’s lineups

CMLL (FRI) 05/29 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, ESTO]
1) Caligula & Messala b Astro Boy & Trueno
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Polvora b Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata
3) Pegasso b Hooligan [lightning]
4) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca b Mascara Dorada, Maximo, Valiente
5) Dos Caras Jr., Tetsuya Naito, Yurijo b Hector Garza, La Sombra, Volador Jr.
6) Averno b Blue Panther [CMLL MIDDLE]

Very rudo night. Panther took the first fall of the main event, Averno evened it up, and both were going for submissions in fall three. Reports have Panther being in control, but cornerman Ephesto distracted him and Averno cradled Panther for the win. There may be a rematch coming. Ovaciones says the match went 40 minutes, which probably means about 20 minutes of bell to bell (and less than that airs.)

Sombra replaces Shocker. Dos & No Limit won easily, with Hector being strechered out.

No notes on the rest of the show.

LuchandoLibre has more on the new Santo exhibit, which Hijo del Santo thinks Santo wuold be surprised to find his movies are still popular.

Fuego en el Ring talked to Mictlan about his tag team title challenge (bringing the tag belts home to GDL) and Stuka about heading to Europe.

SegundaCaida watches 05/21’s IWRG. Ohtani Jacket writes about good wrestlers in bad matches.

Lineups when they go up.

Edit: and they’re up

CMLL (TUE) 06/02 Arena Mexico
1) Pequeno Universo 2000, Pequeno Violencia, Pequeno Warrior vs Bracito de Oro, Electrico, Fantasy
2) Horus, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Shigeo Okumura, Skandalo
3) Shockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666 [hair]
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Horus is an Egyptian falcon-looking god. Not sure who he is here (random people have used the name, none consistently), but someone surely decided we needed another new guy. Hair match should be good, main is a rematch from this past week. This is a fan appreciation show.

CMLL (FRI) 06/05 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Bengala vs Caligula & Messala
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, La Nazi, Princesa Blanca
3) La Mascara, Metro, Sagrado vs Heavy Metal, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura
4) Averno vs La Sombra, Sangre Azteca, Hijo del Fantasma, Dragon Rojo Jr., Mascara Dorada, Black Warrior, Texano Jr. [CMLL UNIVERSAL, torneo]
5) Hector Garza, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Dos Caras Jr., Naito, Yujiro

People familiar with the mathematical concept called “counting” will note there’s eight wrestlers announced in the seven man tournament block. Left to come, based on the originally announced lineup:

  • Negro Casas
  • Rey Bucanero
  • Ultimo Guerrero
  • Volador Jr.
  • La Mascara
  • Hector Garza

That’s six, and they certainly could do a tournament of six if they wanted to. However, it’d be easy to replace Rey with Ephesto (title change), add Mephisto as 7, and Mistico as 8. They ought to announce that at some point if things have changed and that’s the case.

Note that this block has all three Poder Mexica members. Back when this tournament was announced, I think I only had Averno among these eight as a possible winner, but he’s not that far ahead of the rest of this bunch. Dorada and Dragon would be huge surprises, Texano and Fantasma would be mild surprises, but the only sure thing is the winner of this block is going to be an underdog with the winner of the second block.

Main event is a sort of rematch from the previous week. They’re very clear on building to No Limit vs Sombra/Volador, but that won’t be possible for a couple weeks at least.

Mexico Preview, No Limit, Sangre wants Ultimo, AAA people unsuspended (or not?)

CMLL (FRI) 05/29 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Trueno vs Caligula & Messala
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Polvora
3) Pegasso vs Hooligan [lightning]
4) Mascara Dorada, Maximo, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Hector Garza, Shocker, Volador JR. vs Dos Caras Jr., Tetsuya Naito, Yurijo
6) Averno vs Blue Panther [CMLL MIDDLE]

There’s been two plot threads in CMLL the last few days: title changes and Hijos de Averno success. One of those is coming to an end tonight. Will Panther become the third new champion in four days, or will the leader of the Avernos continue their big match dominance? Elsewhere on the card, Shocker & Dos continue their feud, with Naito & Yurijo debuting. This is the last week of a ‘regular’ looking Friday lineup for a while, with the Champs tournament starting next week, and so Pegasso & Hooligan is probably the last lightning match for the time being.

Ovaciones hypes the Averno/Blue Panther match, with lots of facts and figures (as usual, directly from the wiki without acknowledgement.) There’s also a bit about No Limit (looks like something being taped for Ras de Lona.)

No Limit says they’re coming to Mexico to show that they’re the best. Tiger Hattori is with them as a NJPW rep, and Okumurua is their translator.

Sangre Azteca is looking forward to the champions tournament, and hopes to face Ultimo Guerrero. Sangre says his goal since leaving that group was to get on the same level and prove they made a mistake by not doing anything with him while he was with the team, and the tournament is a perfect opportunity to do it. That is actually a great story, and I hope they do that match. (I know it’ll be four minutes and I’ll be sad, but anything to buy into this tournament a little bit.)

Thought there was resolution between AAA and DF last night, but after reading Ovaciones this morning, not so sure. The latest Wrestling Observer had said:

– Konnan received an injunction to block his suspension
– Jack Evans suspension appears to be over
– Silver King agreed not to wear his mask

Today’s Ovaciones has Fantasma saying

– Konnan is still suspended
– Jack Evans is still suspended (and AAA’s been notified about this)
– Silver King is not allowed to wear his mask
– Rey Misterio Jr. is allowed to wear his mask, because he lost in the US and WWE sent a letter to specifically ask permission.

Honestly? I’m betting Silver King wrestles without his mask (though there’s some shenanigan involved), Konnan and Jack just wrestle, and the commission barks loud but never bites.

AAA says Zorro and X-Pac will have some special match at TripleMania.

LuchandoLibre talks to Zumbido, who was apparently listed on a poster as working on an AAA show. Zumbido says he’s never ever going back, as his experience there went back a few months after Pena died – he didn’t feel as supported by the new management, and there was lots of jealously in the locker room.

The Gladiatores has a bunch of interviews: Damian 666, Gran Apache, the EAW promoters, Dr. Wagner Jr., plus photos from Rossy Moreno’s restaurant. Congrats on reaching 3 years!.

A blog posted some pictures from the Katharsis lucha libre exhibit, now in Monterrey.

A Santo exhibit opened at Universidad Iberoamericana, which is worth it for the pictures alone.

Dos de Tres has a feature on Silver King in Japan.

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA 02/23/08 and CMLL TV 02/16/08, as well as KrisZ’s lucha news.


CMLL (MON) 06/01 Arena Puebla
1) Blue Center & Iron vs Espiritu Maligno & Siki Osama
2) As Jr., Black Tiger, Principe Valiente vs Puma King, Rene Guardado Jr., Tiger Kid
3) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Mascara Dorada vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Vangelis
4) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Hector Garza, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

As Jr.’s debut. To answer the comment, Tiger Kid & Puma King have been here a bunch for guys of their level:

2008-08-11  	Arena Puebla  	2 of 5: Angel de Oro, Asturiano, Hijo del Faraon b Fuerza Chicana, Puma King, Tiger Kid
2008-08-25 	Arena Puebla 	3 of 5: Axel vs Hijo del Faraon, Astro Boy, Hijo del Fantasma, Metalik, 
Ángel Azteca Jr., Dragon Rojo Jr., Vangelis, Bronco III, Skandalo, Tiger Kid, Puma King [Gen75, cibernetico]
2009-04-20 	Arena Puebla 	2 of 5: Asturiano, Metalico, Starman vs Artillero, Puma King, Tiger Kid

I think the 04/20 show was pre-cancellations.

indy (TUE) 06/09 Arena Solidaridad
1) Cibernetico vs Konnan Big

The perfect matchup.

CMLL 52MX #183 (05/16/09)

taped 05/10

Links are to theCatchChannel on YouTube. Thanks for uploading the matches!

Mini Warrior, Mini Damian 666 ©, Mini Violencia vs Mascarita Dorada ©, Shockercito, Bam Bam – the depth isn’t there since Halloween and Aguilita left town, but the top mini rudos are still really great. Damian/Shockercito should be a lot of fun.

Averno ©, Texano Jr., Heavy Metal vs Hijo del Fantasma ©, Valiente, Metro – Classic Heavy Metal mail in. I hope Heavy’s music store and other enterprises succeed to a great degree, so he won’t have any need to wrestle any more. The desire sure seemed long gone on this night.

this might be the first time I’ve closely watched this Metro, and he seems OK, though they’re not showing us a lot of him here.

Fantasma is really energetic; he’s much better at seeming interested in the match when he’s waiting for his spot (rather than the distracted from other stuff/focused on waiting for their moment stuff most seem to fall in to.) Still, it was nice to see Averno actually win a match cleanly.

Mephisto dethrones Sombra, Konnan conquers Sinola, IWRG results

CMLL (WED) 05/27 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [CMLL, chorino69 @ box y lucha]
4) Mephisto b La Sombra [NWA WELTER]

Raise your hand if you saw that one coming. (No one should have their arm up.) I blame Sensei. Someone must’ve decided they needed to have a memorable return in Acapulco. This is the first world title change in Acapulco since Atlantis & Lizmark beat Gran Markus Jr. & Hijo del Gladiador for the tag team belts in 1996, and there were long stretches of weekly shows since that time.

Sombra held the Welterweight for a year an a half, and this was Mephisto’s third shot at it. Mephisto would seem to be about 25 pounds too heavy for the Welterweight division, if such things still mattered. The larger member of the Averno/Mephisto tag team is champion in the smaller division.

It’s the second title switch in two days, and the two in tandem mean all members of Hijos del Averno are carrying a belt

Averno: NWA Middle, CMLL Middle
Mephisto: NWA Welter
Ephesto: CMLL Light Heavy
Texano: NWA Light Heavy, Occidente Tag
Terrible: Occidente Tag
Misterioso: Occidente LH – if he’s still meant to be in this group

Sombra still makes sense for the upcoming champs tournament, because he’s still tag team champion. Mephisto winning the belt means it should be a 15 man tournament – really 16 man with Mistico being involved. We’ll see.

There’s no full results from this show, as far as I’ve seen, but kkarmma @ box y lucha says the building was 70% full.

IWRG (THU) 05/21 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) Comando Gama b Daga
2) Eterno & Galactik b Mixteco Jr. & Vampiro Metalico
3) Diva Salvaje, Freelance, Miss Gaviota b Avisman, Carta Brava Jr., Xibalva
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro DQ Capitán Muerte, Durango Kid, Negro Navarro
5) Trauma I, Trauma II, Zatura b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Traumas defeated Oficial 911 for the deciding fall, which sets up a trios title match. Black Terry faked a foul for the semifinal DQ.

WRG (SUN) 05/24 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) Eterno b Comando Negro
2) Avisman & Comando Gama b Galactik & Goleador
3) Azoka, Fantasma de la Opera, Tetsuya Bushi b Gemelo Fantastico II, Jack, Mike Segura
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Freelance, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Juventud Guerrera, Veneno DQ Angelico, Scorpio Jr., Zatura

Terrible Cerebros won the semimian (Trauma II took a big powerbomb and was helped to the back), then got involved after the main event. That finish was Scorpio pulled Fuerza’s mask, Fuerza fouling Scorpio, the ref turning around to see both of them down, and giving it to rudos. Black Terry & company ran out to attack Fuerza, Juvi and Veneno after the match, which turned out ot be a long brawl.

Suicida returned (at least as Suicida) to fill in for Gemelo I.

AAA (TUE) 05/26 Cancha German Evers [noroeste]
1) Linterna Verde, Mario Mora, Misterio Negro vs Shyru Dragon, Spartan, Terremoto King
2) Nicho el Millionario b Joe Lider, Cuervo, Black Abyss, Extreme Tiger, Gato Eveready, Relampago, Kempo Dragon [torneo Abismo Negro]
3) Chessman, Konnan, Silver King b La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone, Silver King

Nicho win the tournament with help from Lider, then both ran interference in the main event to help set up a Konnan foul on Parka. Since Konnan’s team won, he gets to run the next show here, on July 1st.

CMLL (TUE) 05/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT]
7) Blue Panther, Mictlan, Shocker b Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Shocker & Mictlan got Terrible and Texano in the final fall, and all four agreed to…

CMLL (TUE) 06/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Quazar vs Milenio
2) Hierro vs Angel del Mal
3) Metatron vs Infierno
4) Ceusis & Lluvia vs La Seductora & Magnifica
5) Dark Angel & Lady Apache vs Amapola & Princesa Blanca
6) Terrible & Texano Jr. vs Mictlan & Shocker [OCCIDENTE TAG]

Ceusis is debuting, and doesn’t appear to be actual word. Typo?

AAA notes they did a tournament of champions back in 1996, says Guapito’s promotion is on the rise, wonders if we’ll get Fabi/Sexy in an mask/hair match at TripleMania (nah, but eventually) and says the Psycho Circus will be on TripleMania, though the lineup they just put up for TripleMania does not include them. Or anything besides the cage match and the title matches.

Box Y Lucha has it usual ton of articles at once.
– In one interview, Konnan rips LA Park (lying about not wanting to come to AAA), Juvi (being Juvi), Mistico (in decline), Damian 666 (has no real TV, going back to CMLL in a year or less), and Perro Jr. (can’t claim I’m insignificant when I’ve been a big star in other places, unlike Perro.) The thing I want to know, just because I like to ask stupid questions, is if Konnan’s claim about making more money than any Mexican wrestler in the last ten years is true, how come he had to solicit donations to pay his medical bills? (Maybe it’s not how much money you make, but how much you still have at the end of the day.)
Sombra talks about being born into the wrestling business. He started training in wrestling when he was six, and debuted at thirteen – with many of the fans making fun of how skinny he was.
Arkangel’s film is being shown as the Cannes Film Festival. I knew Arkangel was playing Tequila Joe, but didn’t realize that was also the name of the movie. His big nemesis in the movie? Escargot Man. Wish I could find anything about this film outside Arkangel interviews.
Goya, daugther of Super Porky talks about her short career so far. Porky made her get a career before he’d let her wrestle, so she studied graphic design and dress making.
Principe Valiente Jr. talks about his debut.
– Indy wrestlers Black Sky & Demoledor talk about working for Martha Villalobos’ Rey del Ring promotion. These two are training under Fire right now.
– Villano III talks about contemporary Genio Negro.
a luchador chess set!. Santo & Demon are the kings, of course. A mother taking her child to wrestling is the queen. Huracan Ramirez is the bishop, The knight is Cavernario Galindo, and the rook is Mil Mascaras. The pawns are anonymous wrestlers just unmasked, which sounds perfect.
– Fact sheets on Angel Blanco and Ray Mendoza.

Volador Jr. talks to Reforma about trying to live up to what his father did wth the name.

Mascara Dorada talks to Ovaciones about being in the Champions tournament. I think this is the first time it’s acknowledged that he’s the former Metalik (and Plata II.) I did not know Mascara Dorada is another reused name; the article says Vicente Ramirez used the name in the 30s and 40s.

Medussa is a new mom.

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA 02/15/08 and KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL #924 (05/16)

taped 05/15.

I’ve been working on TV listings lately, and it’s completely apparent how those show numbers are so hilariously off. They’re also still the best I’ve got.

I got this show via download and don’t have DM links for it. But you can easily track it down on YouTube; it’s just not easily broken down into matches for me to link to.

Amapola vs Marcela – about as good a lightning match you’re going to get, because they were all about working the clock as a countdown timer and working in as much as they could before it hit zero. The only nitpicky bit was Amapola has been snapping off her finisher a lot cleaner and quicker than she got it here, and so this finish was missing some of the impact of other recent ones. But it was really good, and it made me wonder why I haven’t recapped Marcela/Rosa yet. (It’s in the pipeline now.)

La Mascara, La Sombra, Sagrado vs Ephesto, Terrible, Texano Jr. – an okay exhibition to set up the angle. Which was funny, because as much as they tried to make it seem like an unplanned incident, everyone around was reacting to it like a typical fight.

Dos Caras Jr. ©, Mephisto, Averno vs Shocker, Mistico ©, Blue Panther – Hector Garza is the smartest man in the world for extracting himself from this Dos Caras feud. And it’s going to be a legitimate shame if Shocker’s first hair loss comes to Dos Jr. Dos as a rudo has essentially become a more reliable but less interesting rudo Lizmark Jr.. Someone’s got do something to fix this, right?

05/30-31 Lucha Times


AAA-US: The Las Vegas show, with Cibernetico’s cameo and the Psycho Circus actually facing a decent team.

52MX: Angels vs Tuareg, Avernos vs Guerreros

LATV(maybe)/FOX: Tuareg vs Cometa/Pegasso/Leono, plus the grab back of Mascara/Sombra/Volador vs Dragon/Lizmark/Misterioso


CMLL: Averno vs Panther, plus No Limit debuts and Poder Mexica actually teams up.

AAA: Cruisereweight finals, previews of TripleMania.

C3: Rey vs Epehsto, Mistico & co vs Pesta Negra, minis

Puebla: Mistico vs UG, Fantasma/Sombra/Volador vs Pesta Negra, probably the locals and not the women. Did we ever get a lineup for Puebla last week?

Ephesto defeats Bucanero, AAA & CMLL schedule updates

CMLL (TUE) 05/26 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, Avellaneda @ box y lucha]
1) ApocalipsisRamsteinRayo Tapatio IRayo Tapatio II
2) AmapolaCrazy StarLa SeductoraMarcelaSahoriStar Fire
3) Pequeño Damian 666Pequeño WarriorPierrothitoBam BamMascarita DoradaShockercito
4) FelinoMr. NieblaNegro CasasLa SombraMisticoVolador Jr.
5) EphestoRey Bucanero [CMLL LH]

Ephesto is the 11th Champion. Rey tookk the first fall, Ephesto took the second. In the third, Ephesto threw Rey out of the ring, where he hurt his left knee. The match was paused to check on Rey’s knee, and the doctor said Rey could do more, ending the match. Rey was taken to the hospital, and Ephesto got the belt. Could be a story, could be an injury, could be a real knee injury that they turned into a story to write him out, we’ll have to wait to see. Bucanero is supposed to be in Acapulco today, and then on the Sunday Coliseo show.

Can anyone think of a CMLL title change before on a ref stop? I guess they could’ve ruled it a CO too.

Total rudo night, and the main event wasn’t the only one affected by injuries. Rookies Star Fire (right leg) and Crazy Star (neck) both were hurt in the women’s match.

Shockercito and Mini Damian will have their hair match next week.

Lizmark says he’s going to retire on July 4th, after a Luchas 2000 Arena Coliseo show. Lizmark’s been calling himself self-retired in recent years, not having wrestled much in recent years. Lizmark says he doesn’t feel like he’s at the top of his game anymore, and probably wouldn’t beat able to successfully defend his mask, so he’s getting out while he still can. Lizmark plans to continue running his gym, and notes that he retired to do that one before in 1992, but was convinced by Antonio Pena on to join AAA and started up again. Lizmark feels his best work was in the 70s and 80s.

AAA says the next taping is June 7th in Pachuca, so that Acapulco taping was either a mistake or rescheduled. BTW, AAA mentioning me on their site and accusing me of professionalism feels so strange. “Critical of all promotions and wrestlers” is hilarious accurate. It is clear that I like lucha libre, right?

CMLL has an updated list of their June notable shows. Some of this is repeat info, but just to put all in one place:

06/02: Tuesday Fan appreciation show (Mini Damian/Shockercito)
06/08: GDL Sunday Fan appreciation show
06/12: Kid’s Day makeup show! There’s nothing kids like better than seeing part 2 of a three part pointless tournament. Actually, I take my hat off to CMLL here for it’s scheming – if you’re taking your kids to this show for cheap tickets, you’re surely less likely to walk up and buy tickets to TripleMania the next day. And it’s easier than building a match people want to see!
06/14: Sunday Fan appreciation show
06/19: Friday Arena Puebla appreciation show (plus the tournament final in Arena Mexico)
06/21: GDL 50th Anniversary show; the date is pretty close to accurate, so it may not be a show just to run against an indy show.

WagnerMania is closing on June 26th. The last part of the notice mentions they’ll be doing a new page on lucha libre, and I hope they do, because they’ve done a good job with the current site.

Kcidis looks at the evolution in rudo struggles.

Box Y Lucha has an interview with Matematico & Cotorreando con Box Y Lucha has a tearful interview with Axxel.

SuperLuchas has Santo gear.

Luchas 2000 #471 has Santo in AAA, the champs tournament in CMLL and Canek & Villano III on their own show on the 4th.

Segunda Caida watches 05/14/09 IWRG. Ohtani’s Jacket also checks out IWRG: Black Terry vs Fantasma de la Opera from 2007, and the 05/21/09 show

LuchaWorld has Robert on CMLL 52MX 05/31/08 and 06/07/08 and Cadena3 2/2/2008 – in retrospect, it’s great that they’ve forgot the Fabian/Diamante feud – plus KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL (WED) 06/10 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [poster]
1) Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito vs Saturno, Shockercito, Ultimo Dragoncito
2) Black Silver Jr., Hijo de Black Silver, Ludwig Star vs El Destroyer, la Orca, Pez Tigre
3) Cien Caras Jr., Euforia, Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Pierroth II vs Fabian el Gitano, Marco Rivera, Tony Rivera, Vangelis
4) Misterioso II, Terrible, Texano Jr. vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero and Lizmark Jr., Shocker, Veneno and Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V [Copa Pierroth]

Benefit show for Pierroth, which accounts for the IWRG names. Though, there’s been enough periodic rumors that the Junior Capos are headed to CMLL that I wouldn’t be surprised if this lineup is a hint.

CMLL (SAT) 06/20 Auditorio Benito Juarez [Notiver]
1) Flash & Stuka Jr. vs Arkangel de la Muerte & Skandalo
2) Dark Angel & Marcela vs Amapola & Princesa Blanca
3) Sagrado & Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara vs Misterioso II, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Atlantis, Dos Caras Jr., Ultimo Guerrero vs Mistico, Shocker, Volador Jr.

Intersting to see them do full shows for someplace besides Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara.

Tuesday notes, GDL full results, Guerrero Maya Jr.

Preview of tonight’s Arena Mexico show: Ovaciones. The show is all on Rey vs Epehsto for the CMLL LH title. As noted earlier, Ephesto has never won a singles title in CMLL. (He did win the very short lived Middleweight title in Promo Azteca back when he was Pantera del Ring.) This may be the only second chance he’s had at one; I don’t see another challenge besides the really good match versus Sombra last Decemeber for the NWA Welterweight Title. Rey has held has championship for 34.5 months with 15 known defenses, but hasn’t defended in Mexico City since last October. The level of the belt has dropped during Rey’s reign, but some of that is because previous champion Ultimo Guerrero was pushed as the best wrestler in the company when he had the championship (and after), while Rey’s just been yet another guy holding a belt.

CMLL (SUN) 05/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en El Ring]
1) Angel del Mal & Relampago Azul b Hierro & Skaxy
2) Drago & Rafaga b Metatron & Palacio Negro
3) Leon Blanco & Magnum b Asesino Negro & Infierno
4) Neutron, Stuka Jr., Virgo b Mr. Trueno, Vangelis, Virus
5) Black Warrior, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Blue Panther, Mascara Dorada, Sagrado
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Hector Garza, Mistico, Shocker

Covered the top 2 matches when MedioTempo wrote about this show, but there are a couple underneath things worth noting. Neutron and Mr. Trueno are apparently building towards a title match. I have zero idea what belt they’re supposed to be feuding over; Neutron’s the champ in the feud. Also, the opening match guy named “Drago” is the same guy who’s sometimes listed as “Dragon”; I don’t think we’re sure what we’re supposed to be close by.

(Guerrero Maya Jr. picture from DJ Spectro, originally from Luchas 2000 I believe.)
(Guerrero Maya Jr. picture from DJ Spectro, originally from Luchas 2000 I believe.)

There’s a post on Box Y Lucha’s forum saying Sunday’s debuting Guerrero Maya Jr. is better known as IWRG’s Multifacetico. Multifacetico last turned up in IWRG just before the flu cancellations, but seemed downplayed the last couple months. Photo is to the right, you can make the call.

The story CMLL’s telling is Guerrero Maya retired to Merida after his five years of wrestling in CMLL, pursing other careers, but now his son is taking the name. Guerrero Maya Sr. never lost his mask. In reality, this would seem to indicate Multifacetico is one of Black Terry’s sons (though not BlackTerryJr), which gives a different spin on all that feud between Black Terry and Multifacetico.

Averno is looking forward to facing Blue Panther, but is not afraid of him. Averno points out Panther knows how good he is, because Panther picked him to wrestle in his 25th anniversary match. Averno says he’s not giving Mistico another shot at his belts, because Mistico had his chance and lost. All Mistico is getting a mask or a hair match.

In Box Y Lucha (via DJ Spectro) has Principe Valiente talking about his debut.

Universo 2000 has opened his own gym. Universo doesn’t look much like Universo in the pictures.

(via SuperLuchas) Northern California indy Pro Wrestling Revolution is bringing Mephisto and Shocker in, sometime this summer.

Ras de Lona has everyone visiting a torture exhibit. Almost no sight of anything from Thursday’s press conference (only Mima’s centerfold discussion – and that might have been from a previous press conference), though they did have interviews from backstage on Friday.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, including hugo999’s Puebla results I can never seem to find anymore. Go click on the link and check them out.

CMLL (WED) 05/27 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [eventos_acapulco @ box y lucha]
1) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Ephesto, Terrible, Texano Jr.
2) La Sombra vs Mephisto [NWA WELTER]
3) Hector Garza, Mistico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Dos Caras Jr., Ultimo Guerrero

An actual lineup! There’s a women’s match we’re missing, and a locals one. It’d be nice if we got results for this show but I’m not exactly holding my breath.

EAW (SAT) 06/06 El Pinal, Teziutlan
1) Iron Boy, Luminoso, Skalibur vs American Rebelde, Mike Castillo, the Rocket
2) Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido vs Histeria & Psicosis II
3) El Alebrije, Intocable, La Park vs Monsther, Pirata Morgan, Super Crazy

An actual EAW show, wow. Poster says it’s being taped for TV, so it may turn up on TVC Dpeortes at some point. Kinda weird to do a promotion built around having two rings for bigger stunts, when really Super Crazy is the only one in the main event who is going to use it. Park and Pirata are ending up in the crowd, Monsther and Alebrije are doing comedy.

05/25 AAA TV Results (Tlaxaca)

AAA TV (MON) 05/25 Auditorio Municipal de San Bernardino Contla, Tlaxaca
1) Fabi Apache, Gato Eveready, Mascarita Sagrada 2007, Pimpinela Escarlata b Billy Boy, Mini Histeria, Polvo de Esterllas, Sexy Star
2) Alan Stone, Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger b Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
Jack Evans & Vampiro b Chessman & Teddy Hart
4) Escoria, Ozz, Zorro b Charly Manson, Rocky Romero, X-Pac
5) Electro Shock, Konnan, Silver King b Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., La Parka Jr.

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#891)
Mexico: 06/07
US: 06/27

Opener sounds like the usual relevos AAA. Guapito was at ringside to watch his minis. Fabi may now be feuding more with Sexi Star than Billy.

Still not sure if Extreme Tiger is meant to be a tecnico. That team still got along enough to win. After the match, Alex and Konnan ended up in the ring, which Konnan demanding Koslov pick one of the winners to be his opponent at TripleMania for the cruiserweight title. Alex decided to pick all three for a four way hardcore title match. Not Alex’s smartest move.

I was wrong on AAA’s team – Jack did end up returning as a rep of Roldan on this show, teaming with Vampiro. Before that, Chessman and Teddy were presented as offical members of the Legion’s team, so we’ve got the full five on five now. Jack got destroyed again in this match and strechered to the back, but made the non-surprise return to help win the match for his team. Everyone from AAA came out to welcome him to their side.

Top two matches seem devoid of major plot developments. Zorro did get X-Pac clean with a submission. Electro beat the new champ Alex clean with his submission.  New cruiserweight champion lost on his first show with the belt, another non-surprise.

Next show is Saturday in Acapulco, though we haven’t heard much about that show since it was announced.