02/15: Mistico, AAA in the US, lineups

Mistico beat Mephisto in NJPW’s show at the Sumo Hall today to retain the CMLL World Welterweight Title. Unfortunately, Mistico seemed to hurt a knee in the opening moments of the match and suffered the rest of the way thru. No telling how bad it is, or what plans NJPW had for him next.

Ovaciones mostly talks about tonight’s show in Arena Mexico. It does continue cover of Mascarita Ano 2000’s feud with Bracito de Oro, which is apparently taking place in Cancun (yet no room for the AAA taping)

As noted in the comments (and in a story on ESTO and on WagnerMania), Halloween resurfaced with Los Perros on the 02/13 Arena Neza show. After Wagner refused to join the Perros, they beat him down. Wagner made peace with Santo and Demon to set up a main event for next time – Wagner/Santo/Demon vs Perro/Damian/Halloween.

AAA teases more info about it’s video game in the latest Dos y Tres. (Which is what seemed to be shown on Tercera Caida.) Of note, the graphic to promote this says 2010, so don’t be running to GameStop for a deposit.

A post on F4Wonline’s board pointed out lineups for a couple of US Tour shows have been posted. Subject to change, of course.

AAA (SAT) 03/28 Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA[Arco Arena]
1) Decnnis & Mini Abismo Negro vs Mascarita Sagrada 2007 & Pimpinela Escarlata
2) Chessman vs Vampiro
3) Crazy Boy & Super Fly vs Jack Evans & Joe Lider
4) Abismo Negro, La Parka Jr., Laredo Kid vs Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie CLown
5) Charly Manson, Cibernetico, Mesias vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz

Notice Vampiro’s returning to the ring. No big surprise.

AAA (SAT) 04/04 San Diego Sports Arena [San Diego Sports Arena]
1) Fabi Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Decnnis, Mari Apache, Mini Abismo Negro
2) Crazy Boy & Super Fly vs Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
3) Mesias vs Chessman
4) Charly Manson & Cibernetico vs ? & Joe Lider
5) Abismo Negro, Electro Shock, La Parka Jr., Vampiro vs Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown

Obviously the main event is wrong. Interesting that the Clowns are on both weekends at this point – you wouldn’t have expected that a few months ago (and it’s still surprising now.)

03/27 at the Save Mart Center (Fresno), 03/29 HP Pavilion and the 04/05 LA Sporta Arena (taping?) do not have more info posted yet.

A couple notes from SuperLuchas #302
– Cassandro says “Satanico el Exocito” was a mishearing that got spread on the internet, and he’s back in TNA on 02/23 and 02/24
– Super Crazy says he told AAA he’s staying indepedent for the time being. We’ll see on Wednesday

LuchaWorld has Robert on Lucha Libre Azteca 62, AAA from Morelon on 08/31/07, KrisZ’s news update and 81-90 in the Top 100 countdown.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 02/17 Arena Mexico
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Artillero & Super Comando
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skandalo
3) Lluvia, Marcela, Sahori vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Mascara Dorada, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino, Sangre Azteca
5) La Mascara, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Ultimo Guerrero

A show. CMLL.com lists the main event as for the Mexican National Trios Titles, for the third week in a row. (It’s not.)

IWRG (THU) 02/19 Arena Naucalpan
1) Halcon 2000 vs Comando Gama
2) Eragon & Fenix vs Hijo del Signo & Judas el Traidor
3) Chico Che, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Bushi, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Opera
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Multifacetico, Pendulo, Zatura
5) Freelance vs Dr. Cerebro

Okay, keep that main event in mind.

CMLL (FRI) 02/20 Arena Mexico
1) Metalico, Starman, Trueno vs Apocalispis, Inquisidor, Ramstein
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Flash vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Euforia, Nosferatu
3) Mascara Dorada vs Virus [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Maximo, Ultimo Guerrero vs Averno, Texano Jr., Villano V
5) Hector Garza, Marco Corleone, Mistico vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero

This show still feels a match short. But at least Arkangel gets his shot at Flash and Ramstein exists. Also, we get to see how good Virus is (though he can’t prevent the ropes from eating Mascara Dorada up.)

Maximo’s involvement in that feud is still really odd. He’s comedy, that’s not an issue that needs comedy.

PERROS DEL MAL (FRI) 02/20 Plaza de Toros el Relicario, Puebla, Puebla
1) La Parkita, Mini Kung Fu, Piratita del Caribe vs Mr. Aguilita, Pequeno Halloween, Piratita Morgan
2) La Nazi vs Lizzy Valentine
3) Konami, Super Nova, X-Fly vs Momia, Murcielago, Vampiro (local)
4) Angel Blanco Jr. vs Olimpico [WWA MIDDLE]
5) Damián 666, Juventud Guerrero, Mr. Aguila vs Blue Demon Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Intocable
6) Cibernetico & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Super Crazy

Uh oh. Was wondering what the deal with Mini FdT was, and it looks like Halloween and Aguilita have split town. That’s not good for anyone. (Don’t qutie feel as strong abotu La Nazi.)

Meanwhile, that WWA Middleweight title match is listed as for a vacant title. Angel Blanco held that title regularly until he dropped it to Mistico, and there’s also a Monterrey version floating about. I’m thinking this is neither, and Angel Blanco has just decided to declare himself champion. All the WWA titles are jokes, vanity belts of the umpteenth degree, and this seems no different.

CMLL MD (SAT) 02/21 Lienzo Charro de Atlacomulco, EdM
1) Bengala & Principe vs Flecha & Fobia
2) Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Halloween vs Pequeño Olímpico & Ultimo Dragoncito
3) Amapola & Hiroka vs Lady Apache & Marcela
4) Estruendo, Maximo, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Emperador, Misterioso II
5) Mistico & Volador Jr. vs Atlantis & Rey Bucanero

or, maybe the mini FdT is still with CMLL? Hmmm. This is one time where I really wish I was a person who could get an answer for these questions.

IWRG (SAT) 02/21 Arena Xochimilco
1) Galactik vs Comando Gama
2) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Anticristo Jr. & Vampiro Metalico
3) Chico Che, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Opera
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Dr. Cerebro, Freelance, Multifacetico [IWRG IC TRIOS]
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Scorpio Jr., Tinieblas Jr. vs Head Hunter I, Hijo del Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

Cerebro and Freelance fight Thursday, get a title shot on the Saturday. That seems a bad idea. Looks like they’re getting close to the Traumas and Chico Che getting a DF Trios shot.

CMLL (SUN) 02/22 Arena Coliseo
1) Sensei & Sombra de Plata vs Camorra & Carrona
2) Goddess, Lady Apache, Lluvia vs Amapola, La Nazi, Rosa Negra
3) Flash, Metro, Stuka Jr. vs Loco Max, Shigeo Okumura, Skandalo
4) Mascara Purpura, Sagrado, Toscano vs Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr., Terrible
5) Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corleone, Volador Jr.

And La Nazi is scheduled to work here. Huh. Note no Ultimo Guerrero – however the singles match went tonight, he and Dos are done for the time being.

Given the big push for Metro, you’d figure he’d be in the semimian and Purpura would be in tercera.

CMLL (SUN) 02/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Skaxy vs Relampago Azul
2) Astaroth & Nube Roja vs Ebola & Valentin Mayo
3) Magnum & Metatron vs Rafaga & Rey Trueno
4) La Mascara, Mictlan, Shocker vs Blue Panther, La Sombra, Mascara Dorada and Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto and Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca [torneo]

They haven’t run a tournament here for a while. One of those other matches should be part of their ongoing tag team tournament (if it’s still ongoing.)

IWRG (SUN) 02/22 Arena Naucalpan
1) Goleador & Miss Gaviota vs King Drako & Vampiro Metalico
2) Eragon, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Anticristo Jr., Judas el Traidor, Nemesis IWRG
3) Freelance, Multifacetico, Zatura vs Avisman, Bushi, Fantasma de la Opera
4) Mascara Ano 2000 & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs Head Hunter I & Head Hunter II

Setting up a tag title match here? The Capos and the believers (Veneno & Head Hunters and Bushi on some weeks) have fallen into a rudo/rudo feud.

02/14: Mexico

CMLL (FRI) 02/13 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, SuperLuchas]
1) StarmanTigre BlancoPuma KingTiger Kid
2) Ángel Azteca Jr.PegassoRey Cometa b Bronco IIIPólvoraSkandalo
3) Pequeño Damian 666Bam Bam [lightning]
4) La MáscaraShockerToscanoBlack WarriorDragon Rojo Jr.Sangre Azteca
5) Blue PantherMaximoÚltimo Guerrero DQ EphestoTexano Jr.Villano III
6) La SombraVolador Jr.Heavy MetalNegro Casas [CMLL TAG]

Champs retain. Casas took the first fall with Casitas, but then the champs tok the second with the guillotine legdrop and a german suplex, then Volador got Negro with a casita while Sombra took out Metal with a dive for the win. Rudos would like another try.

Pretty much everyone who was subbed out during the week ended up showing up. For the semifinal, that meant the rudo side started with Ephesto, Villano and Texano Jr., but ended up with Averno & Terrible joining in for the third fall DQ.

Shocker did show up for the tercera, and his team won. That ends Poder Mexica’s undefeated streak in the building, so unless they’re setting up a title match from a random trio, that probably means only whomever is charge of Tuesday’s programming is really interesting in pushing Sangre, Dragon and Warrior.

Perhaps Heavy Metal will get over the loss at today’s music concert for his 21st anniversary of wrestling.

SANTO (FRI) 02/13 Arena Neza [Black Terry Jr.]
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno b Freelance, Mike Segura, Veneno
4) Coco Verde & Cocolores b Hermano Muerte I & Hermano Muerte II
5) Damián 666 & Villano IV b Scorpio Jr. & Villano III
6) Blue Demon Jr. & El Hijo Del Santo b Dr. Wagner Jr. & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

According to Ovaciones, V3 and Scorpio Jr. agreed to a hair match here in two weeks. Either V3 is winning, or that throws a monkey wrench into the proposed V3/V5 vs Panther/UG match for Dos Leyendas.

Alfredo has started his countdown of the top 100 wrestlers of 2008 over at Luchaworld. Where will Marco rank this year?

Box Y Lucha has interviews with Laredo Kid (happy for Pegasso & Rey Cometa’s success, just doesn’t want them to call themselves the Air Force since that’s a Pena idea) and Mini Abismo Negro (always training to get better, not causing problems like others who’ve come and gone.)

SuperLuchas links to a Santo interview in Colombia.

LAist has an article and lots of pictures from last week’s Lucha Va Voom; sure looks like Hector Garza some how made it to the US from that. I hope that means his legal issues with entering the US are over.

Al Filo del Ring talks to Juvi about how to react (and not react) when you lose your mask.

SuperLuchas looks back at Irma Gonzalez vs Vicky Williams

No lineups up yet.

02/13 Site Notes

Just a few things worth talking about briefly. (ha, not.)

* for the last week or so, I’ve been doing breaking news/quick takes on shows on my new twitter account, http://www.twitter.com/luchablog .If you’re on twitter and want a stream of lucha news, go ahead and follow me. (If you’re not on twitter, there’s an RSS feed at the link, and all the tweets get posted on the sidebar here.)

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02/18 AAA TV Lineup (Celaya)

AAA TV (WED) 02/18 Parque de Beisbol de Celaya, Guanajuato [luchalibreaaa]
 1) Rio BravoTigre CotaTito Santana II vs el ÁngelGato EvereadyGran Apache
2) Laredo Kid & Super Fly vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
3) Abismo Negro vs Black Abyss
4) Crazy Boy & Super Crazy vs Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
5) La Parka Jr. vs Silver King
6) Charly MansonLatin LoverX-Pac vs Electro ShockKonnanZorro

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#877)
Mexico: 03/01
US: 03/21

Edit: The local poster (via a box y lucha thread and Rob) reveals all the surprises:

  • Super Crazy returns to team with his cousin as the new Mexican Power. Everything’s come full circle, not the least of which is Super Crazy coming back to his first major promotion – he was the original Histeria.
  • Silver King faces La Parka Jr., which is not much of a surprise given the angle at the last taping. Either they planned to release the lineup on AAA’s website much earlier or we’re supposed to believe the turn isn’t set yet (but will be after Sunday)
  • Super Fly is Laredo’s partner, which is not a big surprise.

Original: The big news is Charly’s return. He didn’t look all that close to ready on the stuff that’s aired on US TV. Hopefully he got a lot better in the last couple months, but one would expect Charly to return as soon as he can get paid for coming back, not waiting until he’s 100%

Subtitle for La Parka Jr.’s match is listed as “insanity”, so that’ll be nice. I’m guessing the opponent will be the other AAA traitor Konnan teased last week.

Kinda odd that the tag match with the team that can’t win the tag team titles is way higher up the card than the match with the tag team champions. (I’m complaining about the tag team titles, not the position.) There have been hints of a new Mexican Power, and I’d presume that’s what we’re getting here. Easiest in-house option remains Extreme Tiger, since they like him enough to still use him and he’s without a group.

Abismo Negro vs Black Abyss feels like it should be setting up a mask/mask match at Rey de Reyes, but both are in the tournament. (Which, BTW, hasn’t updated since Wednesday.) I don’t really see the point in stretching it out to TripleMania, because Abismo’s no sure thing to make it that long. Perhaps this is the blow off to this issue for the time being. Or maybe Black Abyss will actually win a match in this feud?

I have no guesses at Laredo’s partner. Or why it’s just not Aerostar or Super Fly.

2009 is the year of Poder Norte!

Next taping is in Cuernavaca. Last year, AAA said they were running Reina de Reinas in February and that’s the last taping this year. There’s been no setup or mention it besides that one mention on TV, but maybe thee’ll do a six way match or something.

02/13: GDL, Naucalpan

CMLL (TUE) 02/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Relampago Azul b Eskaxy
2) Samurai b Milenio
3) Rey Trueno b Bommerang
4) Magnum b Mr. Trueno
5) Gallo b Máscara Mágica
6) Mictlán & Neutrón DQ Satánico & Shigeo Okumura
7) Místico & Volador Jr. b Atlantis & Black Warrior

Satanico got caught fouling Mictlan for the DQ.

IWRG (THU) 02/12 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. @ el Martinete]
1) Carta Brava & Shuriken b Eragon & Galactik
2) Freelance, Trauma I, Trauma II b Avisman, Fantasma de la Ópera, Judas el Traidor
3) Multifacético, Pendulo, Zatura b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) El Hijo del Solitario, Emilio Charles Jr., Fantasma Jr., Scorpio Jr. b Head Hunter I, Hijo del Cien Caras, Tetsuya, Veneno

Photos here.

CMLL (FRI) 02/13 Arena Mexico
1) Starman & Tigre Blanco vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Bronco III, Pólvora, Skandalo
3) Bam Bam vs Pequeño Damian 666 [lightning]
4) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Toscano vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Maximo, Último Guerrero vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Villano III
6) La Sombra & Volador Jr. vs Heavy Metal & Negro Casas [CMLL TAG]

Previews: ESTO, Ovaciones

Maximo is in for Misterioso, which is an odd fit for the match. Terrible replaces Ephesto according to ESTO. Stuka’s already a replacement for Shocker.

Way too early for a title change. This should be the new champions just getting another big win.

RFC says AAA tapes in ACM on 03/22

WagnerMania has been busy ripping videos: Mil, Dos Sr., Canek and V5 talking about Saturday’s UWE/el Toreo show, Sombra about his recent wins and the main event of the recent Wagner shows.

ESPNDeportes has columns about Indepedent Dr. Wagner (hopefully will not run into Relationship Dr. Wagner) and the UWE 8 Man Cage match on Saturday. By the way, they finally set up an RSS feed for this blog.

One more UWE-related article: SuperLuchas looks back at the 25th Anniversary of Francisco Flores’ promoting career, 25 years ago.

Ohtani’s Jacket looks at Gran Hamada vs Centurion Negro from 1982. I think I missed his Ringo/Atlantis/Ultraman vs Satanico/Masakre/MS-1 post from earlier this week.

CMLL (MON) 02/16 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Centella de Oro vs Artillero & Super Comando
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca
3) Stuka Jr. vs Virus [lightning]
4) Dos Caras Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara vs Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) La Sombra, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Black Warrior, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Ultimo Guerrero vs Hector Garza [CMLL HEAVY]

This is a big show, an Arena Mexico lineup basically, just two weeks after the fan appreciation show. I have no idea why or what they’re doing here. I assume Mr. Niebla being advertised means he’s out of the hospital, but one can never be sure.

FELIX (SUN) 02/15 Salon the Wild Wild West, El Paso, TX
1) Fantasma del Caribe, Jinete de la Muerte Jr., Joocker vs Fuego, Inmortal, Violento
2) Maquina 45 Jr., Nacho Libre, Vaquero (El Paso) vs Bestia I, Bestia Jr., Scorpio Jr.
3) Black Fish, Cinta de Oro, Rocky Santana vs Hector Garza, Hijo del Marquez, Magno

Hector Garza in El Paso! Hmmm.

AAA #867 & #868 (01/17 and 01/24)

taped on…a sunny day? and indoors, with varying lighting

We’re not supposed to notice the offices the Legion took over are not the offices AAA made a big deal of moving to, are we? Maybe that was explained and I missed it. Probably the same time they explained Hijo de Tirantes rudo turn.

Recapping the second half of 2008 reminded me how much I totally hated the second half of 2008. It was quite accurate.

02/12: notes, GDL

FCW (SAT) 02/07 Cudahy Sports Center, CA [el maldito enmascarado, SuperLuchas]
1) Roeglio Ruiz & Timothy Thatcher b Phoenix Star & Zokre
2) Candice La Rea DQ Aiden Riley
3) Black Metal b Chris Kaddilack
4) Enigma de Oro & Kayam b Brandon Cutler & Dustin Cutler [FCW TAG]
5) Hijo de Rey Misterio, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson b Joey Ryan, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Scott List
6) Scorpio Jr. b La Park, Mascara Sagrada, Rey Misterio Sr., Tinieblas Jr, Diabolic, Cyanide, Kamala, Jaguar de Oro, Super Porkirio, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Black Metal, Joey Ryan, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson, Vintage Dragon, Scott Lost, Rogelio Ruiz, Perfectly Rude, Chris Kaddilack, Roeglio Ruiz, Timothy Thatcher, Phoenix Star, Zokre, Brandon Cutler, Dustin Cutler, Enigma de Oro, Kayam, Hijo de Rey Misterio, ? [FCW, battle royal]

Main event was a 30 man battle royale and no one could keep track of everyone in it. Scorpio own, though LA Park though he was cheated.

Mistico, who should be on his way to Japan by now, is already looking past Mephisto and talking about facing Tiger Mask IV. Mistico isn’t particular about who’s putting up what title but just wants the challenge.

While Mistico head to Japan, SuperLuchas back at Mil Mascaras and Dos Caras Sr.’s 1983 trip to All Japan’s Tag Tournament.

In Ovaciones, Arkangel throws out a challenge to Flash & Stuka. He’d take their masks or the tag team titles. It is about right for the Guerreros Tuareg to get a title shot, though promos in Ovaciones don’t actually mean anything. Arkangel also says he’s leaving this week for a two show tour of the United States. Where?

Ovaciones also says IWRG will resume airing on TV Azteca in March. The poster for today’s show lists it airing on TVC Deportes.

Tercera Caida, via WagnerMania, had a story on the AAA video game. They mentioned it’ll be available on the 360, PS3, Wii and DS and it’ll include Cibernetico. It looks like they’re just showing a story from the latest Dos de Tres.

Notes from theGladiatores recap of IWRG’s 02/08 show: Fuerza may be back on the tecnico side already, since he saved Zumbido from a post-title match by Fuerza’s second (Oficial 911, who had early gotten thrown out for interfering.) The semimian wasn’t just a title match, but the usual IWRG title/mask/hair deal. Dr. Cerebro was first out, and will have to be a hair match later on. Bushi totally had his feet on the ropes for the pin.

The Gladiatores also have a recap with yet to debut CMLL female wrestler Star Fire, who trained with Vicky Carranza, Mr. America and Skayde before joining CMLL.

The Katharis lucha libre museum exhibit has move to Nuevo Leon

Hablando de Catch has lots of photso from the Santo de mi Devocion art show. There’s another Santo related art show today.

(SuperLuchas) Ultimo Dragon‘s next major show in Japan on 03/20. Presumabrly, this is the show people (Brazo de Oro) were talking about going over for, but only Okumura and Ohara have been officially announced.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, as well Arena Coliseo Monterrey 03/02/03 (los Caifans!), CMLL TV 09/08/07, AAA 08/19/07:

This feud is draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaging. Get healthy Konnan!

CMLL (SUN) 02/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Palacio Negro & Samurai vs Katana & Malefico
2) Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy vs Acertijo & Mr. Trueno
3) Boomerang & Gallo vs Angel del Mal & Infierno [Torneo Alfonso Dantes]
4) Valentin Mayo vs Nube Roja
5) Averno, Ephesto, Satanico vs Marco Corleone, Mascara Dorada, Mictlan
6) Shocker vs Terrible

That tournament is apparently a points format. I trust Apolo Dantes and whomever else is programming here over the AAA bookers, but I could use actual details.

CMLL (TUE) 02/17 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs Milenio
2) Atenea vs Magnifica
3) Idolo vs Skaxy
4) Metratron vs Dragon
5) Neutron vs Rafaga
6) Blue Panther & Mictlan vs Averno & Ephesto
7) Marco Corleone & Toscano vs Black Warrior & Mr. Niebla

01/11 Arena Puebla

Taped 01/05

So, I’ve gotten into watching Arena Puebla, but I’m very slow at posting the recaps. This is from about a month ago, and was a pretty good show. I was sold on following this show by the opener alone, but the second match and the cibernetico were pretty enjoyable.

I have more I want to say about the locals here, but I’lll save it for a fresher recap.

Sangre/Mictlan was as good as it’s going to be, which is not good enough to go out of you way but not bad enough to embrass anyone. Mictlan’s still so limited, they just do the same thing they do with all limited tecnicos here – do as many dives instead of sustained offense.

02/14-15 Lucha Times

two to zero! I’m guessing the first 15 pages of Ovaciones are dedicated to this tomorrow.

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AAA-US: First taping of 09. Apaches vs Morenos/Billy and Poder del Norte vs Air Force should be good. Plus, DMEX vs HF/Zorro, the Atomicos title match and Abismo/Parka/Mesias vs Legion

52MX: Fabian & Leono seem to team up here every week, which is good for people who don’t have this channel. Poder Mexica vs Panther/Fantasma/Mascara in the main event

FOX/LATV: Dos Angels & Metalico vs Tuareg would be interesting if it wasn’t in the clipped match spot. Astro Boy/Caligula should have at one good dive. Guerreros/Lizmark vs Dos/Marco/Mistico in the main.

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CMLL: Tag Title match, plus more Laguneros vs V3/Hellions

AAA-MEX: Mesias vs Chessman ends, kinda. KENTA & Tiger vs Alex & Rocky, Apaches vs Morenos/Billy (sounds familiar) and minis, plus Silver King’s big move

C3: A show. Angels/Astro Boy vs Tuareg; I think we’re just starting a million match feud between those sides. Main event is Fantasma/Marco/Shocker vs Lizmark/Rey/UG

02/10: Mexico, Monterrey

CMLL (TUE) 02/10 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Rayo Tapatío II b Carrona & Semental
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Astro Boy b Apocalipsis, Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Sahori b Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
4) Felino, Heavy Metal, Virus b Mascara Dorada, Metro, Sagrado
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Marco Corleone, Shocker DQ Lizmark Jr., Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

UG fouled Shocker. Whatever the reason for Stuka subbing for Shocker on Friday must not be to injury, since he made this match.

FILL (TUE) 02/10 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Toro Blanco b Mr. Cuervo
2) Rey Sagitario b Sergio Romo Jr., Simbolo, Latin Heart, Humberto Garza Jr., Androide, Maldad Adicta, Golden Boy, Erick Snake, Corazon Adicto [FILL LH]

Is it just me, or does the belt (pictured at the link) appear not to mention the weight class at all? I guess you only need to have three that way.

Ovaciones article is on Arena Coliseo Guadalajara turning 50. The first show was June 20, 1959 and they’re planning a major show on June 21st.

AAA confirms they’ll be a part of the Lucha Libre Expo this year.

El Manana catches up with Mini Laredo Kid.

WagnerMania looks back at Mascara Sagrada’s battle for his name.

Kcidis has a drawing of Abismo Negro in all his many colors.

NWA MEXICO (SAT) 02/14 Restaurant el Rancho, Tepotzotlan [superluchas]
1) Fantastico Celestial vs Utlimo Vampiro
2) Arkanos vs Black Spider
3) Extrano vs Alma Infernal
4) Marco Rivera vs Rey Lobo
5) el Hijo Del Anibal & Huracan Ramirez vs Coloso & Mr. Mexico
6) Blue Demon Jr. vs El Dandy [NWA HEAVY]

Will the NWA Heavyweight Championship change hands at a restaurant? Mr. Mexico teaming with Coloso is intersting because Mr. Mexico used to be Coloso.