IWRG & AAA split, Yoshihashi, Sin Salida

Invasores/Record

IWRG (THU) 05/20 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), @gladiatores, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Dinamic Black DRAW Keshin Black
2) Comando Negro & Hijo del Signo b Daga & Eragon
3) Último Gladiador CO Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
4) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco b Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro [EdM Trios]
5) Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. DQ Alex Koslov, Chessman, Cuervo

Missing much of the specifics, but I assume there was some chicanery in the main event. Update: Alex Koslov got caught with a Dinamitas mask for the DQ. Rudos had tossed it to him before it.

Ultimo Gladiador got the singles win for AAA via countout, according to AAA, then was attacked by the Dinamitas.

Gladiatores’ Twitter says the Gringos retained over Terrible Cerebros, so I presume that was a title match. Avisman was hurt during the match.

Opener needs to rematch for rights to use the Black surname.

In addition to the news from the press conference, CMLL.com mentions NJPW’s Yoshihashi will come to Mexico after the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Not sure for how long, though he’s the usual level (low on the totem pole) for a long stay. Also, I love all the picture showing the chain fence wall between the CMLL guys in the Invasors.

UPDATE: CMLL.com has removed the portion about Yoshihashi from it’s news page. Huh.

I have no confirmation, but I believe CMLL still is running the Infierno en el Ring sometime in June. The 6/6 Sin Salida card is really just a fan appreciation card pumped up a bit to run against TripleMania; nothing they’re doing on that card precludes them from running a bigger show on Friday. CMLL did announce they’d be running Infierno en el Ring sometime in June, and I don’t think it’s just a matter of changing the names. CMLL will run occasional large shows on Sundays, but Friday is still the biggest day of the week. They may want until the end of the month, but they’re still doing their cage match before the month is out.

Rob has thoughts on this lineup, including CMLL & Invasors teaming up already.

Psicosis III, the one who’s never on TV, declared he is the authentic Psicosis than the one who’s in CMLL right now. Psicosis III comes to this conclusion by noting Nicho endorsed him as the actual Psicosis. By that logic, doesn’t that mean La Parka Jr. is most definitely not the real La Parka?

Milenio has an article about a Tampico celebration yesterday of Dia de Luchador. Yesterday was Dia de Luchador?

Chessman explains “I have no luck, luck is for losers”, while vowing to win AAA World Mega title before the end of the year. Also in the article, with quotes from the TripleMania conference, Mini Black Abyss says he’s recovering from injury (maybe that’s why the minis were off TV?)

The Wagner/Octagon combo mask is actually really cool.

LLF has canceled their show tonight, saying the city has asked all wrestling shows to take a week off after the gun shots fired at Arena Coliseo Monterrey this Tuesday. No word if the show there will be canceled this Sunday or Tuesday, or if any other shows are actually being canceled.

DJ Spectro tries to figure out which wrestler has lost the mask the most times, based on results we do know.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and video from Los Guerreros in WIN.

Late Addition: You can buy Mima Shimoda’s pictorial here, for $2.44.

CMLL on LATV #10 (05/01/2010)

Arena Mexico, 04/09/2010

* Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Pólvora: good, if a little on the short side. Nosferatu is not as awful as he was earlier this year, so maybe there’s hope for him left.

* Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto: I really want to live in the alternative universe where the Averno/Blue Panther thing was not dropped. Where was that going? How would it end? Did they plan a title change and then totally forgot about it?

06/06 Arena Mexico Sin Salida Lineup (CMLL vs Indepedents)

Wireless must’ve gone down or something, because both @CMLL_Oficial & and @CMLLMagazine stopped posting for a while. Maybe the main event just knocked them out? They’re back now, and have a full lineup.

CMLL (SUN) 06/06 Arena Mexico
1) Bam Bam & Shockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito
2) Metro, Rush, Stuka Jr. vs Histeria, Maniaco, Monsther
3) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Shocker vs El Alebrije, Olímpico, Psicosis
4) Máscara Dorada, Místico, Mr. Águila vs Averno, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
5) Brazo de Plata, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Strong Man vs Giant Benard, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

They’re using the Sin Salida (No Exit) name for this show.

Very suspicious that Hector Garza is not listed on this show. He was introduced as a member of the Indepedentes earlier today, friends again with Mr. Aguila. The heavyweight trios match of doom was announced as the main event, but it would not be a surprise for a Hector Garza vs ??? (Sombra? Ultimo Guerrero?) singles match to be added on top.  I’m going to hold off on celebrating 52MX getting the better matches for the moment.

No new Indepedents members announced with this card, besides Tirantes Sr. working as a referee. I’d presume this means Perros del Mal need a new referee. Update: Estrellas del Ring has photos of Tirantes hiding under a Pandita mask for the first part of the press conference.

This is not an overwhelming card to go up against TripleMania. The people who are thrilled to see the Dinamitas vs Rayo de Jalisco are not the people who’d be going to see 2010 AAA, and I’m not sure that anyone who was hyped for LA Park vs La Parka Jr. will change their mind for this. The person who just want to go see lucha probably ends up going to the TripleMania show, because that still seems much more meaningful. That can change if another match is added.

Mascara Dorada, Mistico, and Mr. Aguila is a dream team, and a welcoming indication that Tuesday’s Super Sky Team reunion is designed to fail. There’s no better time for Volador to test out a rudo twist then when he’s teaming with Averno & Negro Casas.

That opener needs to turn up somewhere. Put it up on YouTube, CMLL!

In news not related to this show, but expected, Jushin Liger will be returning to CMLL sometime soon to defend the CMLL World Middleweight Championship. The Best of Super Juniors tournaments concludes on 06/13 and the next set of shows (preceding the next tour) doesn’t start until 06/28. There’s a taping in between that Liger would miss, but that time span makes the most sense.

CMLL vs Indepedents show announced, Zumbido, Satanico/Solar

CMLL held a press conference today, mostly for the Invader’s sake. Hector Garza was officially introduced as part of the group; it looks like Garza & Aguila may be co-leaders at the moment. To solve the problem of the clearly biased CMLL referee, the Indepedentes have their own referee: Tirantes Senor, of course.

June 6th was announced as a CMLL vs Invader show, not so coincidentally going up against TripleMania. They only announced the main event (or at least one match, which I figure is the main event), and what a match it is: Strong Man, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Super Porky vs Giant Benard, Mascara Ano 2000, Universo 2000. That’d be a good match for Fox Sports to get! No word on the rest of the card, but we’ve got enough guys already to fill out two more trios matches (Psicosis, Histeria, Alebrije, Maniaco, Olimpico, Monsther – though he hasn’t been mentioned much since that first appearance.) They need about five more guys to fill out a card.

On that note, Zumbido tells Fuego en el Ring that he’s coming back to CMLL in a month or a month in a half. At any other time, it’d come off as empty talk to stir up interest (like when he did the same interview in February, or the times before that), but he is a name that’s been brought up for returning and would fit in with the Indepedent group. A month or six weeks is a little late for a show in three weeks.

There are clips of the AAA TV taping on the Box Y Lucha board.

Satanico responds to Solar, saying he never called himself the right hand of Diablo Velasco, just one of many people caring on his legacy, but would be open to a Solar/Satanico singles match for the 51st Arena Coliseo Guadalajara anniversary show.

Olimpico is very happy to be back with CMLL. He doesn’t care who he faces or where they put him on the card, he just wants to stay in CMLL long after the CMLL/Invader storyline ends.

DTU has listed third card for next Sunday. Besides the usual collection of guys, there’s also Cuervo & Espiritu vs the Traumas, and Ultimo Gladiador and Fabian el Gitano on opposite sides of a trios match.

Hernandez was back at this week’s TNA tapings, so he may not be long for AAA.

La Parka Jr., Octagon, Kenzo Suzuki, Alex Koslov, Chessman and the Psycho Circus visited a children’s hospital.

Maldito Jr. & Ninja de Fuego won the vacant Hidalgo Tag Team titles.

El Hijo del Santo is described as “a bit slow at times, but impeccable dressed” for his speech at the Tijuana book fair.

The Gladiatores has a video interview with Black Warrior about joining Los Perros.

R de Rudo has video interviews with Insane & Extremoso.

Juventud Guerrera has an interviw with Hijo de Rey Misterio.

Rob has a review of Dos Leyendas 2010, and random matches from CMLL, IWRG and ACM. Rob also twitter that Leo left the Perros del Mal, surely changing the landscape of lucha libre, but I can’t find the post about it.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Ras de Lona #98 has the new trios champs. I wonder what they’re doing for #100?

05/19 AAA TV Results (Actopan, Hidalgo)

AAA TV (WED) 05/19 Arena Actopan [DosDeTres, R de Rudo]
1) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis b Mascarita Divina, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito
2) Jennifer Blade, Rain, Sexy Star b Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache
3) Silver King & Último Gladiador DRAW Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
4) Chessman, LA Park, Zorro b Cibernético, Heavy Metal, Nicho el Millionario
5) Electroshock b Dr. Wagner Jr. [cage]

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#939)
Mexico: 05/23
US: 06/05

Minis did TLC spots to set up the TLC match at TripleMania. It read like they did enough that you didn’t need to see the match at TripleMania, but it may look different. Absimo pinned Divina, who needed medical help after the match. Hopefully that’s just selling and he’s not hurt in his debut match.

Tecnicas had the segunda won, but Hijo de Tirantes was the ref so that didn’t work out. Rain pinned Fabi Apache, then tried to put a maid’s outfit on her. Gran Apache made the save.

In between the second and third matches, the Parkas and Roldans signed the contract for TripleMania. Parka asked Joaquin to be his second. Still unclear if that’s actually happening, but they’re surely getting involved one way or another. After the contract was signed, Dorian brought out police to arrest La Parka Jr. for piracy, then slapped Joaquin.

Piero & Hijo de Tirantes counted simultaneous pins by each teams in the tag match for a title shot at TripleMania. Normally, that means both teams will be in the TripleMania match, though AAA’s recap says it’s unclear what happens. Lider & Nicho threatened Konnan after the match.

If they do just add both teams to the tag title match, that’s probably it for matches on the PPV (though there’s always a chance of something like Psycho Circus vs Air Force as a dark match.) That means no match for Mesias, after being a main part of this group for the last 18 months. He could still make an appearance.

Nicho worked twice, replacing Parka (still arrested) and feuding with old friend LA Park. Rudos snuck in a foul on Cibernetico for the win. Parka was unarrested just in time to come out after the match. Joaquin was with him, challenging Dorian to a fight. Dorian left, telling Joaquin he’s not a blood relative of Antonio Pena and shouldn’t be leading AAA.

Wagner had an Octagon-ish mask. He did not have Octagon, which might have helped since Silver King & Ultimo Gladiador had no one stopping them from interfering and that’s what they did.

Next taping is Saturday.

AAA on Televisa #936 (05/01/2010)

Gimnasio San Damian, San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, 04/06/2010

* Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready, Laredo Kid vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, El Brazo: This wasn’t super great – I never get as much Atomic Boy as I want – but it still was fun.

* Aerostar & Fabi Apache vs Alex Koslov & Sexi Star: Loved this match and so glad they’re (mostly) going back at again for the Mixed Tag Titles. This was one of those mixed tag that’s actually more dual singles matches, but the action kept moving throughout. I’d much rather see Alex Koslov continually fight the Apaches than fight Extreme Tiger even once more.

I took a break from watching this show for a few days right there. Good call!

* Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz: weird finish. Not just the unbelievable bit of Tirantes counting a pin without seeing it to allow for a tecnico to actually win the match, but they have people escaping the Metal Claw Punch before it actually starts to work? Wrong order there. Still OK.

* Cibernético, El Mesías, Heavy Metal vs Joe Lider, Konnan, Nicho el Millionario: At least they had a story to tell. Nicho & Konnan have good backstage segments, maybe they can stick to that.

* Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King vs Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki, Zorro: KENZO SUZUKI WON A MATCH. Kenzo had not won a match since December 13th. Also, the whole break up thing – Dr. Wagner Jr. sure comes off as a jerk for a tecnico, but that’s normal. There’s really no shock in doing the ‘surprise’ turn when they’ve been building it up for weeks, which maybe hopefully someone learned from this. Makes sense more to me just to continue the tension form the backstage segment until Electro betrays Wagner, instead of acting like it’s not there.

05/22-24 Lucha Times

box. Besides the normal shows, there’s a half hour special on MTV2 called “Lucha Libre: Behind the Mask” airing Monday night at 8:30 (and then repeating a bunch on MTV2 and MTVTr3s the next few weeks.) It looks to be an introduction to lucha libre for the Masked Warrior show.

AAA-MEX: the first half of the last AAA taping from April: a near relevos AAA, a cruiserweight trios match that’s said to be pretty good, and WagnerManiacos vs Maniacos.

52MX: Women’s trios and Invaders vs Porky/Garza/Toscano

LATV: if a new episode airs, a great looking minis trios match and 2/3rds of Poder Mexica + Virus vs Fuego, Stuka, Sagrado. That’ll work!

IWRG: if a new episode airs, Copa Higher Power (YouTube reviews didn’t sound high on it) and Oficials vs Gringos.

CMLL-MEX: Still on Sunday, at least from all the listings I’ve seen, though CMLL hasn’t mentioned it yet. Is this new the status quo? Top 3 includes title match (probable change) and Mistico vs the Triad, reliving the highlights of 2006.

AAA-MEX: the taping that just got done two hours ago. I’d refer you to the results post but, uh, I think I’ll sleep and do it tomorrow.

CMLL-FOX: notRomanos/Arkangel vs Metro/Rush/Valiente, and Sombra vs Psicosis

C3: top 4 from Tuesday, including Sombra/Volador/Porky vs Atlantis/Negro/Rey

Puebla: Listed as only 1 hour on Monday, and they don’t have Sunday’s listings up yet. TVCDeportes is weird. Taichi/Mascara and Atlantis/UG/Tanahashi vs Garza/Shocker/Strong Man are good bets to air.

ACM: Maybe not the main from Tuesday? Though that would be weirdly interesting?

Puebla: Top 2 from San Luis Potosi? Angel/Nova/Oriental vs Damian/Halloween/Aguila looks pretty fun.

CMLL-TFN: Unaired minis match! (It’s Pequeno Olimpico vs Pequeno Universo, it sounded better when I left that part out.)

IWRG on Teleformula #25 (04/24/2010)

Arena Naucalpan, 04/18/2010

* el Ángel, La Roca, Suicida vs Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro, Veneno (part 2) – La Roca is not good, and this match spent the first six minutes with Veneno and La Roca wrestling. So there’s that.

* Canek & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. vs Pirata Morgan & Scorpio Jr. in a relevos suicidas match – they resulting singles match had two different visual pinfalls to protect Canek, which was actually about three less than I was expecting. Theat match was still hilariously one sided as well.

Teleformula has not aired a new episode since this one, and I don’t feel like I missing much.

05/25 CMLL Arena Mexico & Guadalajara lineups

CMLL (TUE) 05/25 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Horus vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Ángel Azteca, Fabián el Gitano, Leono vs Bronco, Durango Kid, Inquisidor
3) Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Sujei
4) La Máscara, Sagrado, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Vangelis
5) La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

La Sombra, Mistico, Volador, the Super Sky Team, has not teamed up as a trio since 12/18/2009. Anything happen since them? (Maybe this is just part of setting up a tag team title match and Mistico will turn on his teammates. But it’s still so annoying.)

CMLL (TUE) 05/25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Acertijo & Nube Roja vs Thunder Boy & Tondar
2) Metatrón & Virgo vs In Memoriam & León Blanco
3) Hierro, Leo, Palacio Negro vs Drago, Ebola, Ráfaga
4) Máscara Dorada & Strong Man vs Mephisto & Último Guerrero
5) Brazo de Plata vs Asesino Negro [hair]

A week later, the hair match is still on. Mephisto running in this week makes sense if they had that tag match planned (though Maximo really should be in Dorada’s spot.)