MTY, IWRG, Mexico preview, impersonators

indy (TUE) 03/23 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Drako (Tijuana) & Volcan Negro b Lobo Rojo & Slayer Boy
2) Pee Wee DRAW Pedro Navajas
3) Lady Puma, Mini Rey Sagitario, Rosa Salvaje b Alondra, Mini Androide, Perla Negra
4) Hijo de Espanto II & Rey Demonio Jr. DQ Mongol Chino & Tigre Universitario
5) Androide, Corazon Adicto, Rey Sagitario b Golden Boy, Lover Boy, Simbolo

Corazon Adicto fouled Simbolo and got away with it for the main event win. In the semimain, Espanto threw his mask to Universitario to draw the DQ. Mini Sagitario unmasked Mini Androide for the pinfall in the tercera. Second match was best match of that night.

IWRG (THU) 03/25 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) Imperio Azteca b Imperial
2) Héros & Kid Tornado b Comando Negro & Heavy Boy
3) Chico Che, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II b Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., Samoth
4) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco b el Ángel, Suicida, Zatura
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan

Pirates took the first, Navarros took the second, Hijo de Pirata surprised Trauma I with an armbar to set up the win. (The rest of the Navarros were counted out.) This sets up a Hijo de Piarta Morgan/Trauma I Americas LH title match. It’ll be in two weeks, since they’re off next Thursday here.

Diablo yanked Angel’s mask and covered him for the win. Zatura was strechered out after a dive.

Previews of tonight’s card: Notimex, ESTO, Ovaciones. The show is just about Felino wrestling unmasked a week after losing his mask. In Ovaciones, Felino says he’s still thinking about how he’s going to change his look, he still wants some revenge on Mistico for leaving him to die in the mask match, and he’s not really happy with CMLL programmers for distorting Peste Negra. Felino specifically doesn’t like the Mr. Niebla teaming up with Maximo – they’re rudos, they shouldn’t be pairing with exoticos or tecnicos – and maybe that means they need to kick out Niebla.

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AAA lists Mascarita Divina as working a spot show on Tuesday, which seems about three months sooner than expected. He tore up his knee back at Guerra de Titanes.

Blue Demon Jr. will be part of an advertising campaign for adult diapers. Really.

Rene Guajardo Jr. is apparently running a business that rents out Parka, Mistico, Rey Misterio, Jeff Hardy and John Cena (impersonators) for kid’s parties.

Pancracio has interviews with Bam Bam & Mini Violencia about their hair match, La Hermandad (who give credit to their opponents), Heavy Metal (who says he just lives a couple blocks away from the AAA show and was just stopping by to say hi to his dad when he was suddenly in the show; craziness!), and La Monje from Tercera Caida. There’s also a long bio of Abismo Negro.

Cesar has thoughts on this past weekends’ indy shows.

R de Rudo has an audio interview with unmasked Felino.

TerraTV has the full Te Das o Te Rindes episode with Alex Koslov.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at the start of the bull terrier matches.

DJ Spectro looks back at Gran Markus vs Anibal, and the second part of the American Salvaje history. Also, there’s a mask expo this weekend.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo on this past weekend’s LATV, KrisZ’s news update, and this week’s Slammin’ Stan.

SuperLuchas has a story on AAA’s return to Peru TV and Atlantis signing autographs at the Mexico City fair.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 03/29 Arena Puebla
1) Karisma & Siki Osama vs Black Tiger & Milenium
2) Inquisidor, Puma King, Tiger Kid vs Guerrero Maya Jr., Molotov, Sensei
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Rush vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Pólvora
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
5) Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, La Sombra vs Felino, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Just a normal show.

CMLL (TUE) 03/30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo (GDL) vs Nube Roja
2) Idolo & Thunder Boy vs Acertijo & Dragon
3) Gallo, Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro vs Ebola, Exterminador, Rey Trueno
4) Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Máximo vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Brazo de Oro vs Asesino Negro [hair]

The big hair match. All the Brazos in the semimain probably means something is up here.

LA Park to make his AAA in-ring return on 04/17…maybe

Besides the one taping covered below, AAA also announced they’d be taping on 04/17 in Orizaba. No lineup, but

EN ESTE EVENTO VEREMOS A L.A. PARK LUCHAR

(Hey, he’s Original La Parka! And he has a pool!)

The small problem with LA Park making his in-ring debut on this show: just two days ago, Valiente Entertainment announced he’d be working for them in Austin, Texas that night. That’s a tough double shot, 800 miles apart. The best part of the LA Park press conference I forgot to mention was Park saying, at Rey de Reyes, he had his son waiting in a getaway car to get him out of town quick. Hijo de La Park is going to need a getaway jet plane for this one.

I figured Park’s indy bookings would conflict with AAA at some point, but didn’t think it would happen on the first show he was scheduled to wrestle.

04/06 AAA TV Lineup (San Martín Texmelucan)

AAA TV (TUE) 04/06 Gimnasio San Damian, San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla
1) Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready, Laredo Kid vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, El Brazo
2) Aerostar & Fabi Apache vs Alex Koslov & Rain
3) Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
4) Cibernético, El Mesías, Heavy Metal vs Joe Lider, Konnan, Nicho el Millionario
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King vs Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki, Zorro

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#932)
Mexico: 04/11
US: 04/17

They should be able to get this to air in five days, but this is about as long as they can wait to run another taping. Five matches means these all should air.

Electro is no longer friends with his teammates, so he teams with them here. Theoretically, this is a Chessman vs Electroshock TripleMania preview, but not at all in reality. Reality seems much more like they’re just killing time before running their TripleMania angles.

Hermandad also are not so happy with Konnan, so they team with him here. That match does not seem promising for Konnan.

I wonder if the Dark Family will destroy Jack Evans again. I wonder if I’m still supposed to be remembering that.

Genuinely excited for Alex/Rain vs Fabi/Aero. Alex vs the Apaches was much better than I had figured. If the Legion has to win all the the titles, they might as well take care of both sets of tag belts before moving on. We just need to figure out which random US indy guy shows up to win the Cruiserweight title (WON says they’re high on Flip Kendrick but haven’t offered him a deal), maybe have Von Eerie steal the Reina de Reinas title from Sexi Star, and then build that all to Chessman versus whomever for the Mega title at Verano de Escandalo or the Pena show.

Laredo Kid, the new star of the openers! Don’t care, match will be good, better than a lip service push.

LA Park has a pool, Seductora, Mephisto, Phoenix

CMLL (TUE) 03/23 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring, Hidalgo Sport]
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. & Neutrón b Ángel de Plata & Horus
4) Felino, Puma King, Tiger Kid b Fabio, Harlem, Sangre Azteca

Cats 1, France 0.

My favorite interview of the day is a telephone interview with LA Park about his feud with AAA Parka. Highlights include

  • he wants to be known as Original La Parka, because that’s the truth
  • he’s not coming to AAA for money, he’s got money.
  • “he’s owns a large ranch with a pool, unlike most people.”
  • La Parka Jr. should’ve never won those Televisa Deportes awards, because he didn’t accomplish as much. Park has accomplished a lot
  • LA Park might be piggy fat, but he can lose weight. La Parka Jr. can’t fix his broken arm.

LA Park is a fantastic man. “I HAVE A POOL” needs to be the catchphrase of 2010.

Ovaciones’ mention of La Seductora being a future star of CMLL doesn’t seem as much a random chance today: ESTO, and Notimex all have quotes with her from an interview. It’s mostly a career bio (from Chilachapa, started wrestling 18 years ago, retired shortly after to raise her kids, returned 10 years ago), but Seductora also says the new tecnicas are not very good, so she’d like to have a mask match with one of them for the easy win. This would be very interesting if she was actually feuding with someone. She’s been matched up with Star Fire most often in her 4 CMLL matches this year.

(Record‘s version of the article includes a picture of Dallys, so maybe they need to work on the PR campaign a little more.)

Fuego en el Ring has a short profile of Goya Kong, who actually beat her previously introduced sister (Muneca de Plata) to her first official CMLL match. Sounds like she expects to be on the rudo side eventually.

Fuego also notes Texano’s match on Tuesday was his return following his suspension there. Texano says he doesn’t feel like he’s really back until he’s teaming with Terrible there.

Ovaciones has an interview with Mephisto, who wants to get a mask from Sombra & Volador, and win the CMLL Welterweight or CMLL Middleweight titles (both held by Negro Casas.) Mephisto again says he’s not giving up his NWA Welterweight title unless someone beats him in the ring for it.

As part of the typical run of local newspaper wrestling articles leading up to a WrestleMania, the Phoenix New Times has a big feature length article about the local lucha libre scene. There are about 3 different lucha promotions in the area, of the 7 local groups.

Rob has random thoughts about indies and this Friday’s show.

Cronicas Y Leyendas has articles on Anibal losing his mask, Gori Guerrero showing off his invention, and Espanto Jr. vs Hijo del Santo.

Alfredo posted the Dhani Jones vs Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. match.

Lineup

AAA CANTU (MON) 03/29 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo
1) ? & Super Boy vs Duende Maldito & Guerrero Especial
2) Fabi Apache & Poly Star vs Hija de Karonte & Sexy Star
3) May Flowers, Nygma, Yuriko vs Angeluz, El Brazo, Estrella Universal
4) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Black Mamba [NORTH LH]
5) Jack Evans, Laredo Kid, Marco Corleone vs Alex Koslov, Konnan, Zorro

Don’t think Marco is working that show.

03/27-28 Lucha Times

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AAA: last show before Rey de Reyes, with Parka/Zorro and Mesias/Marco/Octagon vs WagnerManiacos.

52MX: Cats/Horse vs Astro/Maya/Rivera, and Fantamsa/Toscano/Valiente vs Euforia/Skandalo/Vangelis

LATV: This will be interesting; will they air the regularlly scheduled 2/3? That’s the Dos Leyendas show, which hasn’t otherwise aired. Not sure what else they’d show, and it’s not like they’ll be airing those matches on Galavision whenever they air the rest of the shows.

IWRG: It’d be Mascara Anos Father & Son/911 vs Bobby Lee Jr/Roca/Suicida and the big Cerebro/Diablo match, but they’ve been airing repeats every other week and this is that week.

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CMLL: Lighting match is four, so it’ll air on the main show. Otherwise, it’s Felino wrestling unmasked on the Friday show for the main time.

AAA-MEX: Rey de Reyes was the only thing unaired last week, so it airs complete here. Those matches didn’t go that long, so surely some repeats from last week.

CMLL-FOX: Mistico annoys people, and one other match.

C3: Mistico annoys people, and three other matches

Puebla: Mistico annoys Voaldor in particular.

ACM: One more Cibernetico/Circus vs Legion atomicos, in case you have a desperate need to see that again.

PDM: Histeria/Pesdailla/Ragde vs Celestial/Angel/Nova for sure, maybe the Aguilita/Talisman vs Dinastia/Drastik Boy as the other?

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CMLL-TFN: 03/06/09 taping, if I’ve got this right.

04/20 Perros del Mal Lineup (Queretaro)

PdM (TUE) 04/20 Arena Queretaro
1) Estrellita vs Medussa
2) C. Manson vs X-Fly
3) El Hijo Del Santo, Hijo de LA Park, Hijo del Lizmark vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween

Three more matched to be added.

Perros del Mal has the least interesting cards. This will be the fourth Charly/X-Fly match on Perros del Mal, and they’ve already announced two more for TV. And every main event is a variant of that main event.

I put together a TV chart for this group, but I still can’t figure out where they’re getting matches for the 04/12 & 04/19 shows.

Santo, GDL, MTY, Mexico, Parka vs Park

Gutierrez (MON) 03/22 Cancha de Fut-Rap [El Manana]
4) C. Manson, Groon XXX, Hijo del Lizmark, Zumbido b Histeria II, Mr. Águila, Oriental, X-Fly
5) El Hijo Del Santo, Hijo de LA Park, LA Park DQ Blue Demon Jr., Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Rayo de Jalisco Jr.

Tecnicos won by foul on Santo. Article says this show drew 7,000.

CMLL (TUE) 03/23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Cerveruz b El Divino
2) Acertijo & Quca b Nube Roja & Virgo
3) Hierro & Palacio Negro b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Diamante & Metal Blanco b Cancerbero & Raziel
5) Brazo de Oro, Máximo, Shocker b Asesino Negro, Ephesto, Mr. Niebla

Oro got the clean pin on Negro to set up next week’s hair match.

AAA (SUN) 03/21 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Mascarita Sagrada 2007 & Octagoncito b Mini Histeria & Mini Sobredosis
2) Black Mamba, Pit Bull, Sobredosis b Angel Dorado Jr., El Brazo, Sky
3) Rey Sagitario b Pimpinela Escarlata [super libre]
4) Hombre Sin Miedo, Laredo Kid, Máscara Púrpura b Escoria, Jesse, Rey Infernal
5) Cibernético, Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Alex Koslov, Espíritu, Konnan, Zorro

Jesse and Escoria tried to help the rudos in the main event, failed. The upside is Konnan might actually know Jesse exists now.

CMLL (TUE) 03/23 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II b Cholo & Disturbio
2) Bronco, Durango Kid, Súper Comando b Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Starman
3) Loco Max, Skándalo, Virus b Ángel Azteca, Delta, Fuego
4) Averno, Mephisto, Shigeo Okumura b Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Rush
5) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Vangelis b Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Místico

Mistico wrestled as a tecnico in the first fall, so his team won but the rudos were ticked at him. Mistico refused to help his partners in fall two, so the rudos won and the tecnicos were ticked at him. Misitco tried to help Panther in the third fall, but one hit the other and Atlantis picked up the winning pin.

Today’s Ovaciones pushes the idea that now that Dos Leyendas is over, CMLL needs to push new stars. (Wasn’t that why Sombra’s won? Not that it worked out that way, as kcidis notes.) Their picks for new stars: IWRG’s La Rocca & La Seductora. You could not be more random.

Dorian Roldan says LA Park vs La Parka Jr. will happen at TripleMania, but they’re not sure of what will be on the line. He mentions name vs name and no DQ, but not mask vs mask.

After taking Felino’s mask, Sombra‘s goals are to take Mistico & Dragon Rojo Jr.’s masks. That would be a fun team, Mistico should totally hang out with Poder Mexica.

At Monday’s Arena Puebla show, fans were prohibited from bringing food or drink into the building, or yelling vulgar language. That seems a harsh penalty for lucha libre fans. Over on Box Y Lucha, there’s a reposted newspaper column with the rudo fans complaining about being prohibited from throwing anything.

AAA wonders who will challenge Electroshock at TripleMania, which means we’re not supposed to think of Chessman/Electro as locked in.

Estrellas del Ring interviews Chilean luchadora Alison Evans.

Black Terry Jr. has photos from the Monterrey Lucha Libre Fesival.

LuchaVaVoom has shows in LA, New York and San Fransisco in May, and is back in Chicago on June 16th. That article says there are 7pm and 10pm shows, and I’m thinking you want to go to the late show.

Segunda Caida watched 09/10/09 IWRG.

Alfredo has a recap of this week’s IWRG. Find out how the main event turned out!

Queretaro, Naucalpan, Monterrey, Puebla, AAA on MTV2, DTU

indy (FRI) 03/19 Arena Queretaro [Estrellas del Ring, Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) Black Sain & Rey Aztlan b Dragon de Oriente & Galaxi
2) Anubis, Cuchillo Jr., Hijo del Cuchillo b Mascara de Fuego, Mascara Oriental, Mercurio
3) Canek b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Hijo del Medico Asesino, Axxel, Scorpio Jr., Fishman Jr., Tinieblas Sr., Black Terry, Rambo, Tinieblas Jr., Rene Guajardo III, Guerrero Maya Jr., Canek Jr., Dark Zombie, Cerebro Negro, Signo Jr., Sicopata, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, Oficial 911, Alex Guajardo, Terry 2000, Dr. Cerebro, Sepulturero I, Jack, Epitafio, Siki Ozama Jr. [royal rumble, copa de Amigo por Siempre]

That main event is by no means complete or accurate. It was a 38 man royal rumble style match (though eliminations by over the top, submission, and pinfall) and I’ve only found 27 names from the poster and the pictures. There were wrestlers from AULL, IWRG, Queretaro, Puebla and even a couple from CMLL; just missing a couple DTU guy sfrom making this the most indy match ever. Canek beat MA2K Jr. to win it after 1 hour and 25 minutes. Fishman, Carlos Maynes, Javier Llanes, Huracan Ramirez  and Carlos Hernández Valdéz were all honored at the show.

IWRG (SUN) 03/21 Arena Naucalpan [DJ Spectro]
1) Comando Negro & Eterno b Daga & Héros
2) Gringo Loco & Maldito Jr. b Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Chico Che, Freelance, Leopardo b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Oficial 911 b Bobby Lee Jr., La Roca, Suicida
5) Dr. Cerebro b El Hijo del Diablo [IWRG IC Light, WWF WELTER]

The boyhood dream has come true for Dr. Cerebro, he’s won the WWF (welterweight) championship. Surely a historic moment in all our lives.

911 worked twice because no one knew Veneno was actually in Panama? OK. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. beat La Roca and they’re already teasing that mask match. Mike Segura replaced Ultraman Jr., who’s missed two straight shows.

Gringo Loco replaced Samot, and after Maldito Jr. pinned Trauma II, he asked for a title shot. I have no idea what title that could be – Trauma I was the one who one the Americas title, right?

FLLR PdM (SUN) 03/21 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon [Estrellas del Ring, Al Filo del Ring]
1) Dama de Hierro & Poly Star b Angelica & Justiciera
2) Coco Azul, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Difunto I, Difunto II, Espanto Jr.
3) Kaentai & Lord Byron b Insane & Sick Boy
4) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V b Centurion Negro, Karonte, Mongol Chino Sr.
5) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman b Black Terry, el Signo, Negro Navarro
6) Damián 666 & Halloween b Groon XXX & Hijo del Lizmark
7) X-Fly b Charly Manson
8) Rey Hechicero b Caifan Rockero I [hair]
9) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Konnan Big

In both 7&9, the non Perro had the win, but Halloween & Damian ran in and cost them the match.

Estrellas del Ring also has a report on the actual Monterrey lucha libre festival part of the show.

CMLL (MON) 03/22 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Asturiano, Milenium, SWAT b Alarido, Ares, Barbaro I
2) Hiroka, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca b Goya Kong, Lady Apache, Marcela
3) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca b Metro, Stuka Jr., Valiente
4) Brazo de Plata, La Sombra, Toscano DQ Felino, Negro Casas, Taichi
5) Místico DQ Volador Jr.

Mistico won fall one, Volador pinned him using the ropes in fall two, and Mistico tossed his mask to Volador to draw the DQ in fall three. Mistico demanded a title shot for winning, but Volador refused.

The feud doesn’t stop in the semimain either. Tecnicos took the first, and Felino fouled Sombra for the stright fall loss. Felino’s face was completely black with face paint..

ESTO says everyone is confused about which way Mistico is going. I’m not sure that’s correct: most everyone (Hector Garza included) realizes Mistico is a rudo jerk, but the CMLL programmers (and Mistico) are in a denial. Ovaciones sees tonight’s main event as Vangelis’ big change for revenge on Misitco, though they seem to have forgotten about Volador winning the LH title.

Lucha Libre on MTV2 update: it starts in May, and it’s apparently reused AAA footage – I bet this the Lucha Libre USA that was talked about a while back. Next thing to figure it is how old it is .

AAA and SuperLuchas have video tributes to Abismo Negro

Arena San Juan Pantitlan is still running, this past weekend with a tribute to Dinamico I, who died there after a match a year ago. The night before, the coffin of  Genaro Contreras was brought to the building for one final visit for the long time wrestler there.

A new season of 100% Lucha starts in May.

NJPW is holding the first Super J Tag Tournament on 05/08. It’s a one night eight team tournament and they say they’ll have wrestlers from Mexico.

IWRG will be off on 04/01.

Another story on the DF commission clarifying X-Fly is the heavyweight champion of Mexico reminds me that absolutely no one cared about who was the actual heavyweight champion when that whole thing went down, and everyone just wanted Charly Manson to be sanctioned. They’ve done a very clever job of side stepping the actual issue.

Amapola says she prefers tough challengers, but Lady Apache might beat her this time. Naaaaah.

The Gladiatores has an interview with Supremo Jr., back in wrestling after complications with appendicitis.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of a MTY show from 03/20.

Boxing and lucha libre will return to Auditorio Municipal Torreon, though everyone else is upset about the damage they’ll do to the building (particularly the floor.)

An article about this week’s show says Laguna’s Piloto Negro lost his hair last week in Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio, though it doesn’t mention who beat him for it. It was a four way match with Sexy Piscis, Difunto III and Difunto II (who had been wearing the mask he lost to Ultimo Guerrero until the newspaper complaining about it daily finally got him to stop it.)

Someone’s posted HD clips of Amapola vs Marcela over on Vimeo.

Rob has thoughts on recent CMLL LATV & IWRG’s rookie show.

Box Y Lucha 2965 has Felino unmasked and AAA in DF.

Luchas 2000 513 has Felino unmasked. Inside, Joaquin Roldan says Black Warrior and Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. were brought in to shows by local promoters and are not signed with AAA, though he’d be willing to talk to either about a contract.

This Month’s Dos de Tres has an Abismo Negro feature.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 03/23 Arena Aficion [Hidalgo Sport]
1) Kristal Jackson vs Sacristan del Diablo
2) Arenita & La Plaga vs Anubis & Rey Galactico
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. & Neutrón vs Ángel de Plata & Horus
4) Felino, Puma King, Tiger Kid vs Fai Constantino, Herlen, Sangre Azteca

Rudo/rudo and tecnico/tecnico matches. The men teaming with Sangre Azteca are wrestlers from France – must be from the promotion they partnered with there (though I’m blanking on the name.)

AULL (SAT) 03/27 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Love Angel & Rey Kristal vs Jose Caporal & Yoruba
2) Mr. Potro, Super Panda, Tortuguillo Ninja vs Hombre sin Nombre, Kilvan, Tormento
3) Chucho el Roto, Robin Maravilla, Sadico vs ?, Rey Krymen, Terry 2000
4) Epitafio, Iron Love, Rocky Santana vs Angel o Demonio, Leon Rojo, Ovett
5) La Sombra, Olímpico, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Psicosis II

First time AULL has brought in CMLL wrestlers since late ’08. It’s kind of hyped as a team up with Perros del Mal, though we know Olimpico’s out of that group.

DTU (SUN) 04/18 Coliseo Coacalco
1) Wotan vs Daga, Flamita, Impulso, Masivo, Eterno, Anthony, Muerte Bucanera
2) Dolar vs Mr. Chef, Juan El Ranchero [fans bring the weapons]
3) Lasser Boy vs Low Rider, Drastik Boy
4) Hormiga, Iron Love, Magnifico vs Blasfemia, Epitafio, Judas el Traidor
5) Psicosis III vs Paranoiko
6) Aeroboy vs Trauma I, Violento Jack, Trauma II
7) Gran Apache vs Skayde
8) El Generico vs Último Gladiador, Crazy Boy [Ladder]

I think this is TVC Deportes, but I’m not sure. I’m thrown off by someone besides PROLLM running here. Also, that semimain, which seems to belong on a different show (but DTU always does a token straight match and it’s a fine token.) I guess ladder matches aren’t hardcore matches. Lasser Boy being here seems to indicate he was also here before he was Lasser Boy.

03/20 video links

  • 03/20 LATV – everyone’s raving about the Delta spot
  • 03/20 52MX – Puma & Tiger should permanently steal the Puma mascot.
  • 03/20 IWRGmissing the end of the Dhani Jones match; have I told you how little I think of TeleFormula this week?
  • 03/20 RFS – Yes, another episode!
  • 03/20 AAA – the usage of Chessman on the shows before the Rey de Reyes suggest they might have not thought of him as the next title challenger at that time, but maybe I’m not watching closely enough
  • 03/20 ACM – two helpings of Silver King vs La Parka this week.
  • 03/20 WWC – only the new hour. Let me know if this is correct.

I’d also like to point out to the lucha libre world that there’s six other days you can air stuff on it. Trust me on this.

04/ 25 Valiente Ent/Masked Republic Lucha PPV (Yonkers, NY)

Valiente PdM (SUN) 04/25 El Imperio Night Club, Yonkers, NY
1) El Conquisador, Phoenix Star, Zokre vs Angel (Exotico), Ricky Reyes, Scorpio Sky
2) Christina Von Eerie vs Cheerleader Melissa
3) Mascarita Dorada vs Mini Chupracabras
4) Tokyo vs Charly Manson
5) El Hijo de Rey Misterio vs Sabian vs Puma vs Mr. Águila
6) LA Park vs Tommy Dreamer
7) Magno & Misterioso vs Damián 666 & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Valiente’s run lucha shows in NY/NJ with some success (though not always in getting there guys there who’ve they promised.) They’re partnering with Masked Republic and inDemand, with the idea this will be a HD PPV in June, with commentary in both English and Spanish. No mention of price. Valiente’s blog entry says it’ll eventually air worldwide, though no date on that.. (Perros del Mal is only there for our sorting purposes; they’re just talent being brought in, doesn’t appear they’re running the show.)

The non-lucha people are combos of SoCal indy guys, East Coast indy guys, and Tommy Dreamer, who really should be putting together some sort of passport or picture book of every promotion he’s bizarrely working for this year. Von Eerie working here indicates she’s in AAA on a per night deal (which would probably be standard for the foreign women) and I don’t think this affects her status there. On the other hand, I have some doubts about the “Hijo de Rey Misterio is training with CMLL for a debut” story, since he seems to be spending a lot of time on indy shows. Maybe he was, but he isn’t right now. LA Park being here doesn’t affect his AAA schedule, but it’s a nice remainder that it can’t possible be a full time deal with all the other bookings he gets (and, if he should happen to lose his mask, he’ll probably continue wearing it for these sorts of shows.)

The key to making this work will be promotion – the AAA TripleMania PPV did not do so well because it barely got any promotion, and this group won’t have a TV show to work out of. I suspect this will eventually come out on DVD and sell more of those than on PPVs, but I guess we’ll see. They’ve got a lot of work to do, but I suppose they know that.

Besides these matches, they’re promising 3 more unbilled matches. They’ve also announced two shows for Texas on the previous weekend:

Valiente PdM (SAT) 04/17 The Criket Center, Austin, TX
1) Christina Von Eerie vs Knockout Nikki
2) Mini Chupracabras vs Pequeño Halloween
3) Tokyo Monster vs Charly Manson
4) Mr. Águila vs Turbo, Súper Nova, Sabian
5) Steve Pain vs Angel (Exotico)
6) El Hijo de Rey Misterio & LA Park vs Damián 666 & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Valiente PdM (SUN) 04/18 The Rodeo Mesquite, Dallas, TX
1) Christina Von Eerie vs Knockout Nikki
2) Tokyo Monster vs Angel (Exotico)
3) Mini Chupracabras vs Pequeño Halloween
4) Mr. Águila vs Turbo, Súper Nova, Sabian
5) Steve Pain vs Charly Manson
6) El Hijo de Rey Misterio & LA Park vs Damián 666 & el Hijo del Perro Aguay