09/03 AAA/NOAH SEM results

AAA NOAH (MON) 09/03 Tokyo Differ Ariake [Ryan @ DVDMB]
1) Mascarita Divina & Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
2) Chikayo Nagashima, Oriental, Pimpinela Escarlata b Casandro, Fabi Apache, Takashi Sugiura
3) Laredo Kid & Super Fly b Atsushi Aoki & Ippei Ota
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera b Antifaz del Norte, Fuerza Guerrera, Histeria and El Elegido, Kenta, Taiji Ishimori
5) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico NC Mushiking Terry, Naomichi Marafuji, Ricky Marvin

Main event went to a no contest when the Vipers ran in. Everyone beat them up and pinned them.

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09/02: Coliseo, Japan, Azteca

Ovaciones has a bio of Karloff Lagarade today.

CMLL (SUN) 09/09 Arena Coliseo
1) Bam Bam & Fantasy vs Pequeno Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Astro Boy, Molotov, Tiger Kid vs Apocalipsis, Loco Max, Ramstein
3) Fabian el Gitano, Leono, Ogun vs Hooligan, Okumura, Skandalo
4) Felino, Mascara Purpura, Maximo vs Averno, Emilio Charles Jr., Mephisto
5) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

First time Hooligan’s been around for a while, and he gets stuck with a goof troop match. That must be some sort of hazing. I guess I’m off on my Purpura/Emilio date – maybe next week.

LUCHA IN JAPAN

CMLL in Michinoku Pro: (Strong Style Spirit, SuperLuchas, KrisZ)

09/01 (they changed around brackets a little bit from what I had)
– Atlantis b El Samurai [Fukumen World League, qf, torneo]
– Tiger Mask IV b Olimpico [Fukumen World League, qf, torneo]

09/02
– Atlantis b Yoshitsune [Fukumen World League, sf, torneo]
– Gran Sasuke, Jushin Liger, Ultimo Dragon, Super Delfin, El Samurai b Rasse, Billy Ken Kid, Super Shisa, Shibaten, Olimpico [Sasuke b Shibaten]
– Tiger Mask IV b Atlanits [Fukumen World League, final, torneo]

soooooo close. Atlantis was the defending champion, but not so much anymore. Michinoku Pro really must love him – this is the same promotion he held the Tohoku Jr. title for a while.

If Olimpico’s team won the ten man tag, I would’ve put it over Appalachian State b Michigan as upset of the weekend – there’s out classed, and there’s what was going on there.

AAA in NOAH (Green Destiny)
1) Tajiri Ishimori, El Oriental, Laredo Kid b Rocky Romero, Antifaz, Histeria

AAA’s show is just a day or two away.

DeportTV highlights
2) Angel Blanco has a rope flip armdrag to the outside. We get a triple tope for the tecnicos in his match. Tony’s going with short blind hair for the moment. Rivera had Ramstein on his shoulders for a Super Nova plancha, but Ramstein got in the victory roll and Apocalpisis did the counter dropkick for the win
3) Stuka’s Asai Moonsault is shown, as well as bottom rope springboard headscissors to the outside. Leono and Mictlan hit a tornillo and a over the top rope tope on the same side of the ring to complete the dives, and Stuka hits a more DDT-ish STO to pin Eufroia for the win.
4) Maximo is strechered out after an abdominal stretch. That can’t be right. Alex hit moves, but Satanico faked a foul out of nowhere for the win. I guess it’s supposed to get him heat because he cheated to win in a situation where they could’ve easily won by numbers. (Or maybe he wasn’t supposed to win clean?)
5) Lizmark ambushed Panther and jumped him as he came out. Lizmark finds folded up umbrellas on you. Highlights of Universo being unable to stand on Bucanero’s back for the submission pose. That may have been the spot, since Panther was coming in to break it up. We see a very bad looking superkick in here, Lizmark hits the side slam, and then flash ahead to the rudos pushing down the rudos so they can rip off Panther’s mask.

Accion was a half hour and started six minutes later. I presume this means nothing aired, since that’s what happens on half hour shows, but I’ll tape the 4AM.

Updates may be at unusual time tomorrow.

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08/31 AAA TV Results (Moroleon)

Previous: 08/03 (Queretaro), 08/16 (Toluca), 08/19 (Salamanca)

AAA TV (FRI) 08/31 Plaza de Toros Moroleon [superluchas]
1) Alfa, Gran Apache, Toxico AAA b Aero Star, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
2) Cinthia Moreno & Estrellita b Ayako Hamada & Kaoru Ito
3) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz DQ Alberije, el Ángel, Extreme Tiger, Tinieblas Jr.
4) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo DQ Decnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
5) El Mesias & Kenzo Suzuki DQ Cibernetico & La Parka Jr.

Air Date
Mex: 09/08
US: 09/29

Rudos won in the main event by faking a foul. As noted previously, Decnis is the new Guapo. Zumbido fouled Alan to end that match. Cibernetico ran in the tercera to get that DQ.

AAA hasn’t updated their blog yet.

Upcoming Tapings
09/09
– 09/13
– 09/16 (Guadalajara, Verano de Escandalo)

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09/01: Lagarde, Mexico Results, Anniversary Show Main Event (this time for sure),

Alex via e-mail

Karloff Lagarde passed away last night. He was 79. (superluchas, ESTO)

CMLL (FRI) 08/31 Arena Mexico [ova, superluchas, ESTO, ova]
1) Arkangel de la Muerte & Nitro b Metálico & Tony Rivera
2) Euforia, Nosferatu, Shigeo Okumura b Fabian El Gitano, Mascara Purpura, Valiente
3) Felino, Heavy Metal, Sagrado b Ephesto, Texano Jr., Virus
4) Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Sombra b Averno, Lizmark Jr., Mephisto
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Villano V b Tozcano, Último Guerrero, Universo 2000

Perros won the main event in straight falls, getting away with a foul on Ultimo to take it. Panther beat Lizmark with his hands on the ropes.

CMLL has announced a new Anniversary main event, and we’re right back where we started

Mistico vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Blue Panther vs Ultimo Guerrero vs Villano V vs Hijo de Lizmark vs Atlantis [cage of death]

CMLL (TUE) 09/04 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Artillero & Super Comando
2) Fire, Pequeno Violencia, Pierrothito vs Bam Bam, Bracito de Oro, Pequeno Olimpico
3) Leono, Metalico, Tigre Blanco vs Arkangel, Dr. X, Loco Max
4) Felino, Mascara Purpura, Sombra vs Eclipse, Okumura, Satanico
5) Blue Panther, Heavy Metal, Sagrado vs Averno, Lizmark Jr., Mephisto

CMLL (FRI) 09/07 Arena Mexico
1) Starman & Trueno vs Caligula & Messala
2) Mictlan, Super Nova, Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
3) Sagrado, Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Damian 666, Mr. Aguila, Texano Jr.
4) Alex Koslov, Marco Corleone, Rey Bucanero vs Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible
5) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas vs Lizmark Jr., Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

The new Guapo on the AAA TV Taping yesterady was Decnnis, according to posts and that picture up there.

CAN52 Guerreros del Ring #93 has
08/24 Mexico: Euforia, Loco Max, Nosferatu b Leono, Neutrón, Valiente
08/26 Coliseo: Misterioso II, Terrible, Texano Jr. b Alex Koslov, Felino, Heavy Metal
interviews with people about Dr. Wagner Sr.

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08/31: CMLL spots shows, Japan

CMLL (THU) 08/30 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [Dark Atlantis @ El Martinete]
1) El Cholo & Vampiro Metalico b Antares & Linterna Verde
2) Euforia, Loco Max, Skandalo b Celestial, Robin, Stuka Jr.
3) La Mascara, Mascara Purpura, Valiente b Dr. X, Misterioso II, Nitro
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Sombra, Volador Jr. DQ Euforia, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero

Euforia worked double to replace Toscano. Ultimo fouled Wagner, and they did the deal where the referee counted the pin, then awarded the DQ. Celestial worked as a non-mini and is apparently feuding with Skandalo. Attendance was said to be not good.

CMLL Rayo de Plata (THU) 08/30 Feria Nacional Potosina [El Mojado @ el martiene]
1) Tiger Boy & Tomahawk b Camaleon & Genesis
2) ?, Black Fanatasy, Fuerza Maligna, Sabu Jr. DCO Futuro 2000, Lover Boy, Muerte Sagrada, Rayo de Plata Jr.
3) Emilio Charles Jr., Texano Jr., Virus b Felino, Leono, Super Nova
4) Blue Panther, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas b Ephesto, Mephisto, Universo 2000

There’s lots of photos at the link, and a story about everyone mocking Leono.

Both Ovaciones and ESTO do stories from the press conference. When you step back and think about it, CMLL actually booked a press conference to put out the message “most of our wrestlers are disappointed with the anniversary main event” AND they’re teasing much bigger matches they’re unlikely to deliver to drill that first point home. That’s a unique method of selling things.

ESTO’s article mentions Dr. Wagner is “totally recovered.” Elsewhere, Villano IV hopes to be back at the end of October or early November.

LUCHA IN JAPAN

Super Luchas

Mecha Mummy as Jushin Lyger

AAA in NOAH (Green Destiny)
08/31: Rocky Romero, Antifaz, Histeria b Oriental, Laredo Kid, Akihiko Ito [Romero beat Ito]

CMLL in Michinoku Pro (KrisZ, Super Luchas)
08/30: Olimpico b Super Shisa [Fukumen World League, torneo, 1st]
08/30: Atlantis b Super Delfin [Fukumen World League, torneo, 1st]
08/30: Ultimo Dragon b Great Sasuke [Fukumen World League, torneo, 1st]

08/31: Olimpico vs Yoshitsune [Fukumen World League, torneo, qf]
08/31: Atlantis vs Tiger Mask IV [Fukumen World League, torneo, qf]
08/31: Jushin Liger vs Ultimo Dragon [Fukumen World League, torneo, qf]

This seems like a wacky tournament, so I think Atlantis actually has a chance to move on. (Superluchas has video of Atlantis hanging out in Japan.) Yoshitsune is the last Michinoku Pro guy left standing and Olimpico is Olimpico, so I don’t have much hope there.

Super Luchas is in Japan for the next few days to cover this show, AAA and probably other stuff, so I’d keep an eye on their site.

Strong Style Spirit has a summary of a NJPW interview with Hirooki Goto, who talks about his time in Mexico a bit. Sounds like the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title is dead already. I keep forgetting to note this here, but Kazuchika Okada has also started in NJPW; he worked on the Toryumon Gym shows and occasional spot shows with other members of that gym.

Silver King is on the next AJPW tour.

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AAA/CMLL Friday Preview

Medio Tiempo
Ultimo Guerrero, PROfessional wrestler

Both CMLL and AAA have TV Tapings today.

CMLL (FRI) 08/31 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Tony Rivera vs Arkangel de la Muerte & Nitro
2) Fabian El Gitano, Mascara Purpura, Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Shigeo Okumura
3) Felino, Heavy Metal, Sagrado vs Ephesto, Texano Jr., Virus
4) Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Sombra vs Averno, Lizmark Jr., Mephisto
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Villano V vs Tozcano, Último Guerrero, Universo 2000

ESTO’s preview focuses on Universo 2000’s return. This is what passes as a major story for this card. Ovaciones just runs the lineup, writing more about the press conference.

Panther, Lizmark and Ultimo should kinda be in the same match if we’re meant to believe that’ll be the main event at the anniversary show. I guess alternate plans get set up here.

AAA is in a bullring in Moroleon.

AAA TV (FRI) 08/31 Plaza de Toros Moroleon
1) Aero Star, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Alfa, Gran Apache, Toxico AAA
2) Cinthia Moreno & Estrellita vs Ayako Hamada & Kaoru Ito
3) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo vs ?, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
4) Alebrije, el Ángel, Extreme Tiger, Tinieblas Jr. vs Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz
5) Cibernetico & La Parka Jr. vs El Mesias & Kenzo Suzuki

There’s been little buzz for Zumbido and Scorpio’s partner. I think everyone’s presuming Shocker has jumped back to AAA. He hasn’t been listed on a show since the first week of July and hasn’t been mentioned much in that time. Shocker leaving CMLL to go to AAA was a much bigger deal two years ago, and he has nowhere near the momentum after his diminished performances. Hopefully he’ll finally get back on track, but it’s smart move by AAA to not just catapult him back to the top.

Elsewise, we’ve got a lot of random filler, as everyone who’s heading to Japan besides Cibernetico (and backstage types) have been left off this card. The main event is typical, but there’s stuff on the undercard you don’t normally see: Gran Apache and crew vs the lesser Air Force, the first women’s match since June without Fabi, Tinieblas Jr.’s continued existence and so on. This may be Angel’s first match back from the Warped Tour, and it should be his first TV appearance since Feburary.

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08/31 – 09/03 Lucha Times

AAAUS: Alas de Oro – highfliers tournament said to be quite good. 86%-rematch of the TripleMania cage match, this time in a regular cage.

FSEUS: Women’s trios and Guerrerso vs Dos/Wagner/Volador

Also, there’s another 1 hour lucha doc on Monday: “Masks vs Hair”

CAN52: Seems like Nuevo Infernales + Loco vs segunda tecnicos and the Coliseo semimain

AAAMEX: second half of the 1st round of the Heavyweight Tournament

CMLLMEX: Top 3 + Coliseo Women’s match. I keep waiting for a “good week” to try paying for XEJTV, but that week isn’t coming.

FSEMEX: Purpura/Emilio + Coliseo main

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Anniversary Show Main Event Announced

CMLL.com says

09/28: Blue Panther vs Lizmark Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero [mask]

So no one had this one.

This as good as any option they’ve come up with, and maybe Ultimo will get a mask win he needs.

The press conference was TODAY, and I can’t read. Chaos broke out after the main event was announced, with various challenges being thrown out to be added to the card.

– Perro wanted Lizmark Jr.’s mask
– Mistico wants Perro’s hair.
– Wagner wants Mistoco’s mask
– Villanos want Ultimo and Atlantis

Ultimo pointed out Atlantis is not in the hemisphere at the moment and isn’t due back for the anniversary show, which would seem to be an issue. Anyway, CMLL says they’re think about it, and if anyone’s really willing to sign their names to pieces of paper, they will find some time in September to run their match too.

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08/30: Coliseo, press conference pushed back one more day today

CMLL (TUE) 08/28 Arena Coliseo [cmll]
1) Pólvora & Vaquero b Sensei & Trueno
2) Apocalipsis, Dr. X, Ramstein b Ángel Azteca Jr., Super Nova, Tony Rivera
3) Leono, Mictlán, Stuka Jr. b Euforia, Nosferatu, Skandalo
4) Ephesto, Misterioso II, Satánico b Alex Koslov, Máximo, Ogun
5) Blue Panther, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr. b Lizmark Jr., Tozcano, Universo 2000

CMLL updated the pictures, but not the text, so I’m looking and guessing. I think Panther won the main event in two falls, with Lizmark yanking his mask for the first fall DQ and Panther cradling him for the second. Satanico may have faked a foul to win the semimain.

The big press conference is now Friday Today. CMLL.com wants you to know that the show could be one week earlier or one week later than expected. I hope they figure this out before tomorrow. (I wonder if depends on how fast Mistico’s healing.)

I’m changing my cage prediction to Perro/Hector vs Villanos vs Ultimo/Lizmark vs Panther/Wagner, mostly because I forgot about him. He’s apparently working this week, or scheduled to:

CMLL (THU) 08/30 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [El Sol de Cuervnava]
1) Antares & Linterna Verde vs El Cholo & Vampiro Metalico
2) Celestial, Robin, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) La Mascara, Mascara Purpura, Valiente vs Dr. X, Misterioso II, Nitro
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Sangre Azteca, Toscano, Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL (TUE) 09/11 Arena Queretaro [cristian1380 @ el martinete]
1) Eragon & Galaxy vs Bull Terry & Estrella Dorada Jr.
2) Dark Boy & Fuego Latino vs Dark Crazy & Furia Dorada Jr.
3) Perro del Ring vs Hijo del Fantasma [QUERETARO JH]
4) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico vs Principe Valiente Jr., Super nova, Valiente
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Volador Jr. vs Terrible & Ultimo Guerrero

In Tampico, the local director of sports (and person in charge of the Municipal Auditorium) explained last month’s Evolucion XXI show was canceled because the promotion had left the building in bad shape after previous events. It sounds like the director let the promotion know by padlocking the doors on the day of the show. I think a phone call might’ve worked better.

Noti AAA has highlights from an interview with the AAA guys on the Warped Tour about their experiences. There’s a link to the full video of the interview at the bottom. On the sidebar, they mention Konnan is resting at home in San Diego and hopes to return to Mexico in three weeks, which would be around the time of big show in Guadalajara.

Looks like Sadico won the AULL Lightweight Championship this past weekend.

Cibernetico has a new website up. It’s a wrestler website, so have the buttons list things Coming Soon.

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AAA #639

taped 07/16, aired 08/25

“Mini Extreme Tiger” was so great.

The big idea for the show was putting the rudos back over strong, to counterbalance the loss at TripleMania. I can understand that, but I would’ve been more into a new direction being set up. They really didn’t play up the La Parka Jr. injury angle or next week’s cage match as much as I thought they would.

Mini Histeria is just eh. The bigger problem is there’s no fun in having the minis matches as ridiculously overbooked as the rest of the card.

I hope the Guapos split means they do more with them. Outside of the Guapito skits here (still don’t know why he wanted a match where his guys lost aired), their matches on this show just kinda reminds me how underutilized they’ve been this year with the Intocable and Brazo de Plata feuds being dropped.

I’m sure the Mexican Powers are thrilled with the idea of feuding with Sabu, which makes 3. I presume they’re just going to wait till Guerrera de Titanes to do the match, without much more build. I’m sure the dream idea is to do Crazy/Lider vs Sabu/RVD for the tag titles, but RVD was disinterested in the business last I heard.

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