CMLL Guadalajara on Teleformula #5 (07/31/2010)

taped Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, 07/06/2010 – well, kind of.

Los Angels

The crowd seemed a lot more full (definitely) and a lot louder (subjectively) for the main event than the opener, and I could not figure it out. Maximo and Garza are guys who are better if you don’t see them every week, but still. The way the main event, it seem to set up a rematch for the follow week either. It wasn’t until I was about to post it that I rechecked Fuego’s recap that I realized this was a combination of two tapings. Opener was 07/06, main event was actually the rematch from 07/13. (The 07/06 version of this match ended in a DQ, the recap of the 07/13 matches this finish exactly.) Not sure what that means for this upcoming week.

This was basically the Angels doing the same matches they do everywhere, and the main event guys doing the matches you’d expect. Yoshihashi seems lost at times, but not so bad to alone justify his (apparent) ban from DF. I do wonder if some of it is this Japaneses guy paying the price for the last Japanese guy not working so well, just like Taichi might have benefited from No Limit working out.

Loco Max/Rush, Vipers, CMLL/TNA, lineups

CMLL.com

Loco Max & Rush signed contracts yesterday for a hair vs hair match next Sunday. Article says it’ll be in Arena Mexico, so they’ll be running shows there back to back Sundays.

Cibernetico is offended that the current Vipers would team with his rivals – he started the Vipers, they can’t go against the founders. I’d believe someone if they told me this was the first time Cibernetico realized there were new Vipers.

Amusing story for a slow day: a teaser for a “shoot” interview with Dixie Carter mentions one of the CMLL luchadors propositioned her when they were in for the World X Cup in 2008. That team was Ultimo Guerrero, Averno, Volador and Rey Bucanero, and the preview clip shown doesn’t name any of them specifically. The post linked to wonders if maybe that’s why there’s no CMLL/TNA agreement now, but it’s worth remembering the TNA guys showed up in CMLL after the World X Cup, won the Gran Prix and challenged the CMLL Trios titles. At the time, CMLL was building towards an Alex Shelley/Ultimo Guerrero hair vs mask match, but it was said the two sides couldn’t agree on money and haven’t worked much together since (outside of Dark Angel working in both places.)

Maldito Jr. & Ninja de Fuego retained the Hidalgo Tag Team championship in Arena Aficion.

Over the weekend, Puebla futboler Gabriel Pereyra got yellow carded for putting on a Mistico mask after scoring a goal This is his move; back in 2005, Pereya was playing with Cruz Azul when he also wore a Mistico mask and a Cruz Azul mask. It started catching on, so FIFA banned it.

Estrellas del Ring has an interview with Cien Caras Jr.

The Gladiatores has video interviews with Tiffany, Hijo de Dr. Wagner, Tirantes, and Oriental.

Segunda Caida finishes the 2009 IWRG reviews.

Slammin’ Stan returns tonight.

This past weekend’s Ras de Lona is up. As it this week’s Lucha Libre USA.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineup

CMLL (TUE) 08/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Metalik
2) Black Metal & Magnum vs Ebola & In Memoriam
3) Gallo & Leo vs Mr. Trueno & Ráfaga
4) Delta, Metro, Rush vs Euforia, Loco Max, Pólvora
5) Máscara Dorada & Místico vs Averno & Jushin Lyger

Decent main event.

CMLL (TUE) 08/10 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Trueno vs Mortiz & Semental
2) Ángel Azteca, Ángel de Plata, Diamante vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Eléctrico vs Saturno, Fantasy, Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Cisne [cibernetico]
4) Máximo, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Rotoporky vs Terrible, Texano, Último Guerrero
5) Hijo del Fantasma vs Charly Manson

Random minis cibernetico followed a trio of Maximo, Rayo and Porky. This one has a bit for everyone.

08/08-09 Lucha Times

chart

AAA-US: Billy/Tigre vs Aero/Super Fly, Alex/Christian/Jennifer vs Apaches/Pimpi, and Perros vs 187/Wagner. Also, the Park/Parka rematch.

52MX: Fabian/Dr. X continues, plus Villano V returns to team with Pesta Negra vs Fantasma, Mascara and Toscano.

LATV: Oro/Diamante/Rush vs Cancerbros, plus Porkky/Ray/Shocker vs Atlantis/UG/Bernard.

GDL: the Exterminador/Magica vs Stuka/Metal feud gets started, plus a rematch of last week’s tag match.

LLUSA: Magno/Brewer rematch, Oriental/Tinieblas vs Luji/Marco in the tag team tournament, and Dorada/PR Powers vs Neutron/Halloween/the debuting Saber Claw (maybe the guy who was listed as El Matador?)

There’s this weird thing MTV2 is doing on the Lucha Libre USA Twitter: they’re actually hyping the matches which will air on their television show this week. What a crazy concept. (Makes my life easier, too.)

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CMLL: Block B of the Universal tourmaent, and Sombra/Mistico/Shocker vs the Invaders.

AAA: Taping from this past week in Toluca, with a new group formed and 187 vs Alex/Damian/Halloween in the main event.

FOX: Rush vs Loco Max, Averno vs Invaders.

C3: Trios title match, Charly/Histeria

Puebla: over? not airing? maybe had their slot taken away for a group starting soon?

ACM: Canek Jr. & Fishamn Jr. vs Ejecutor & Rey Hechicero

Perros: Everyone time I see WarriorX2000 put this show up on YouTube, it’s matches from the same Tijuana taping. At some point, they may show something else, but that’s only a “may”.

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CMLL-TFN: Ark/Flash, Poder Mexica vs No Limit/V5, and Atlantis/UG/Niebla vs Hector Garza/Shocker/Toscano

Trios champs retain, AAA/IWRG

CMLL LLA (SUN) 08/01 Arena Solidaridad [MT]
1) Gato Volador & Panthro b Potro Jr. & Tigre II
2) Mascarita Dorada & Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
3) Sagrado & Stuka Jr. b Misterioso II & Virus
4) Blue Panther & La Sombra DQ Terrible & Texano
5) Héctor Garza b Último Guerrero and Místico [Cinturon Azteca]

This was for – Cinturon Azteca – a title Ultimo Guerrero won here last December with Atlantis. Elimination match, with Garza beating both guys primarily by fouls.

The Tigre II in the opener turned out to be Tigre Universito, changing to the rudo side.

CMLL (TUE) 08/03 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones (PDF), SuperLuchas]
1) Horus & Trueno b Cholo & Zayco
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Metálico, Molotov b Durango Kid, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Diamante, Fabián el Gitano, Rush b Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel
4) Charly Manson, Histeria, Universo 2000 b Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Sagrado
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano Jr. [CMLL TRIOS]

Rudos took the first, tecnicos took the second. Third fall was referee shenanigans. Tirantes decided La Mascara gave up to a submission when he clearly did not, then Tigre Hispano slow counted Garza’s pin on Sombra, and fast counted Sombra’s pin on Garza for the win.

Charly got the pin on Fantasma after pulling his mask. Fantasma demanded a singles match. Charly asked the fans if they wanted to see it. They did! Next week.

CMLL (TUE) 08/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) In Memoriam & Nube Roja b Meteoro & Nocturno
2) Silueta b Princesa Maya
3) Exterminador & Máscara Mágica b Hierro & Leo
4) Delta & Valiente b Shigeo Okumura & Yoshihashi
5) Jushin Liger, Mephisto, Negro Casas b Místico, Rotoporky, Shocker

Liger pinned Mistico clean with a brainbuster, and then talked about being better in Spanish (recap: “the words were not properly delivered”, but people understood what he meant.)

AAA will be taping on August 19 (corrected), in Arena Naucalpan.

Mistico says CMLL or the commission must stop Tirantes and his biased referee, because people are tired off seing it and someone may attack him.

In injury updates, Dark Angel will return at the end of August, and Polvora is out 15 days but will be getting some revenge on Delta.

Gallo says he’ll need a week off to recover from his successful title defense.

In Monterrey, Insane defeated Cyber Payaso for his hair.

Vanguardia has an interview with Saltillo wrestler Red Flamer and his kids.

Cronicas Y Leyendas has posts on the new star of 1975, Cien Caras (some awful colors) and Tauro vs Ringo Mendoza.

Segunda Caida’s Black Terry reviews look strangely like a review of last week’s CMLL’s TV.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 08/09 Arena Puebla
1) Guerrero Maya Jr., Leono, Starman vs ?, Inquisidor, Puma King
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Atlantis, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
5) Místico vs Charly Manson

Volador on the rudo side sure is interesting. No explanation.

CMLL.com actually lists the opener as 3 on 2, which seems unfair to me.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. The Perros ran in at AAA’s TV taping, the most newsworthy show of the Lucha Libre Expo. The idea was to push the Perros/Legion union, though there appears to be some backstage issues that may not keep AAA working with Perro Jr. for long.
  2. Other news from the expo: the Perros ran their last announced show (for the moment), Blue Demon won PWR’s title, Joe Lider’s won DTU title, Silver King kept IWRG’s title and the Traumas got kicked out of DTU.
  3. Mesias returned as an AAA regular to set up the trios match with Perro Jr. for Verano de Escandalo. That card was also officially announced.
  4. After two straight weeks of feuding, Mistico vs Psicosis seems to be the most likely Anniversary main event.
  5. Sombra won the first block of the CMLL Universal Tournament.
  6. Dorian Roldan complained about Santo over Twitter. Santo is suing AAA over being on the TripleMania DVD

Other stuff

  • An actual group consisting of Decnnis, Billy Boy, Tigre Cota and Chris Stone was formed.
  • Sexi Star visited Florida!
  • Silueta lost her mask
  • Metal Blanco & Stuka won hair matches
  • Loco Max and Rush are feuding towards a hair match
  • “Charlie” Manson debuted in CMLL, quickly found himself in feuds with Mistico & Hijo del Fantasma
  • Heroes del Ring announced a new roster, having most of the people you’d expect it to have.
  • IWRG ran a lot of ciberneticos
  • Rey Bucanero appears to have a large green parrot.

CMLL on LATV #15 (07/31/2010)

taped Arena Mexico, 06/06/2010

Stuka Jr.

Bam Bam & Shockercito vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito: This was going good until Shockercito’s monkey flip headscissors to the floor went so bad, and it’s hard to think of the match besides it. I went back and forth about using Shockercito’s spot as the accompanying picture, and ultimately decided I didn’t want to see it on this page for a week. It’s ugly, seemed more ugly stuff gone bad, and I can’t believe he worked five days later in Torreon. (No, really, I can’t believe it, newspaper must’ve been wrong.)

Metro, Rush, Stuka Jr. vs Histeria, Maniaco, Monsther: and now we know why Maniaco and Chucky haven’t been around much. Maniaco & Rush went completely off the rails for a while, and Rush clearly thought it was all Maniaco’s fault and needed to get some revenge after the match was actually over. (Seems to be a pattern with him.) Chucky seemed either to not be able to see well or was afraid to actually hit/be hit. Monsther II – it’s definitely a new one, there’s no doubt – is lucky not to join them with his own misaimed performance.

AAA on Televisa #949 (07/31/2010)

Domo del Mar, Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, 07/02/2010

Much less interesting than previous weeks.

"BOOM"

Laredo Kid, Mari Apache, Súper Fly vs Billy Boy, Jennifer Blake, Tigre Cota: Much as I’d like to be, I’m no evil mastermind. Still, it seems to me, if you’ve got someone who’s going to turn on your opponents whenever you ask, maybe you tell them to do it right away instead of waiting eight minutes. Still, best match on the show.

AAerostar & Fabi Apache vs Alex Koslov & Christina Von Eerie for the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship: I’m pretty sure Christina Von Eerie would like large stretches of this match back to do again. At least the finish was okay enough, and that’s the only part they’ll show.

Jack Evans & Rocky Romero vs Damián 666 & Halloween: Rocky was in the right and was going to turn rudo about it, that’s about how things usually go here. Also, this match, which cleverly illustrated the difference the difference between building to a cresendo and just doing more moves because they haven’t hit the time mark yet.

Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Hernandez & Zorro: Eh. I guess the idea is the Legion didn’t care about winning or losing because they just wanted to destroy Lider & Nicho, but Hernandez did kind of seem to care about losing in the end. I didn’t care, so it evened out.

Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs Chessman & LA Park: The house show match with the TV show finish. It felt stretched out here, but I’m sure the fans got their money’s worth and all.

Brazo vs Scorpio for Guapito? Mistico/Charly, trios

IWRG (SUN) 08/01 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Super Halcon Jr. b Alan Extreme
2) Comando Negro & Magia Negra DQ Eragon & Fly Star
3) Nygma & Pasion Kristal b Dinamic Black & Miss Gaviota
4) Hijo del Cien Caras & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG) & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [IWRG IC TAG]
5) Chico Che, Scorpio Jr., Veneno DQ El Brazo, Electroshock, Gato Eveready

El Brazo faked a foul from Scorpio in the third. They proposed a hair vs hair match, where the winner also gets possession of Guapito. I had no idea you could gamble minis like that.

Champs retain in the semimain.

Tercera was Gaviota’s chance for revenge on Kristal (who unmasked him in the cage match), but Nygma managed to trip up the IWRG wrestler from the outside to set up a Kristal Michinoku Driver for the win.

unlikely!/Fuego en el Ring

CMLL (MON) 08/02 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Sauron & Siki Osama b Black Tiger & Stigma
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Marcela, Silueta b Amapola, Seuxis, Yeska
3) Fuego, Metro, Stuka Jr. b Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Charly Manson, Héctor Garza, Psicosis b Místico, Rotoporky, Shocker

Tirantes tripped up Mistico and Charly took advantage to get the surprising win. This sets up a singles match next week. I wonder if Manson has a title Mistico can win to get that match with Psicosis. I know he’s not champion, but I bet he still has a belt…

Thinking Polvora probably didn’t work the tercera, but he’s the guy the recap has listed.

SuperLuchas has a preview tonight’s title match, which also goes over the note CMLL.com posted yesterday: should Terrible, Texano and Hector Garza win the CMLL World Trios Championship from Sombra, La Mascara and Mascara Dorada, Terrible would take La Mascara’s spot in this week’s Block of the Universal Tournament. (Texano had his shot, Garza is getting his with the tag titles, Mascara Dorada is already out.) It seems to be Sombra’s earned his birth in the final no matter what happens, but it seems to me that this is all irrelevant because the champions will retain this time. At the same time, I don’t think this will be the last shot for this rudo trio.

CMLL Magazine says there will be a press conference tomorrow for Rush vs Loco Max in a hair match. It appears the match will take place this Sunday, though I’m not 100% sure of it.

Vangelis replaces Polvora on Friday’s Arena Mexico card. Polvora’ out due to the head injury from Sunday.

AAA talks about the Psycho Circus, Mascara Sagrada, and the new Alebrije and Cuijie visiting a hospital for children with cancer.

SuperLuchas notes the schedule for FCW’s tryout session and Sexi Star’s visit to Florida happen to perfectly coincide. By the schedule, she’ll find out if she makes it on Friday, when she’ll be in Puebla for the AAA TV taping.

Lucha Libre USA drew a 0.08 rating this week, down .01 from last. I’m pretty sure these numbers aren’t as accurate to the hundreds as they’d like to pretend; it’s really just the same number as last week.

A La Parka/Pimpi vs LA Park/Alex tag match this past Sunday in Irapuato took place in front of 5,000 people.

Heavy Metal says he’ll beat Electroshock easily, and points out Electroshock couldn’t manage to defend the AAA title once.

Today in Guadalajara rudos complaining about poor refereeing, Evola whines about the excessive violence call against him that cost him the Occidente Light Heavyweight Title. He’s demanding a rematch, with a new referee. I think these are the problems you’re bound to run into when your head referee is named “El Loco”.

R de Rudo has an interview with Super Z, who’s actually a indy wrestler from WSWF in Pennsylvania.

Robert previews Block B of the Universal Title Tournament.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

I think there’s a typo in the Segunda Lucha on this card. If not, I want to see that gimmick.

Hereos del Ring roster, take 3

Resisted doing a separate post on this for a day, but then decided it might be useful to have it this way to look up later.

The new new roster is pretty much what we were looking for. The guys who appeared not on the Wii – Wagner! – will be on the Wii. Many of the who’ve dropped off the roster have been mostly added as DLC, plus a couple new names. No one still knows who La Fresa is.

PS3/XBOX 360 Downloadable Content (no release date/price) – new in blue
Alex Koslov
Aerostar
Joe Lider
Laredo Kid
Crazy Boy
Nicho el Millonario
Polvo de Estrellas
Pimpinela Escarlata
Rocky Romero
Último Gladiador

Still OUT
Chris Stone
La Parkita
Mascarita Divina
Mascarita Sagrada
May Flowers
Juventued Guerrera
Groon XXX
Teddy Hart
Octagoncito
X-Pac

I’ll take it.