Coliseo, AAA taping schedule, LA Park

CMLL (SUN) 11/22 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II
2) Dark Angel, Estrella Mágica, Star Fire b Mima Shimoda, Yezca, Zeuxis
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Starman DQ Dr. X, Hooligan, Loco Max
4) Máscara Dorada, Máximo, Rouge b Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
5) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, Místico b Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

CMLL’s recap says “if not for the loss, it would’ve been a perfect debut for Cancerberos.” That is true, but the loss takes away pretty much all of it. CMLL!

The recap says Mr. Niebla wrestled in the main event, but Negro Casas is in all the pictures. Oh well.

Rudos got DQed for taking Starman’s mask.

AAA’s listed it’s final TV tapings for the year. It’ll work something like this:

                  MEX   USA
11/20 Orizaba         11/29 12/12
??/?? ??????????      12/06 12/19 - nothing announced
12/06 Monterrey (ACM) 12/13 12/26
12/11 Madero          12/20 01/02
                      12/27 01/09
Best of #1?           01/04 01/17
Best of #2?           01/11 01/24
12/18 Chilpancingo    01/18 01/31

(They haven’t announced the Best Ofs, but let’s assume they just do them as they normally do. The Chilpancingo date is confirmed.)

Not sure what the deal is with the one missing taping; there’s nothing for the 12/06 weekend. They tape Arena Coliseo Monterrey the same day, but not until hours after the show airs. Either they’ve got one more they’re about to announce really soon, they’re planning on airing a rerun, or they know they’ll be pre-empted this weekend or next.

In CMLL, tonight’s the Mascara Dorada vs Negro Casas main event. ESTO has the preview.

The director of the CMLL France (EFM) tour says “it’s not been a total success, but a victory

In Reforma, LA Park wants to be credited as the best hardcore wrestler there is. He talks about traveling to ECW and WCW to face the best wrestlers in matches with barbed wire, fire, explosions, and tacks. I must’ve missed that Nitro. Park says extreme isn’t hitting someone with light tubes, it’s gotta be something where your life is in danger and the audience leaves happy. Park talks about how long the memories of his matches with Sabu & Sandman will last with his fans.

Cronicas and Leyendas looks back at Art Barr, 15 years later and Canek vs Inoki.

Des de Ringside talks to Pasion Cristal about his career.

DJ Spectro reposts his interview with Vulanco.

Penisular Quadrilaterial reposts their Box Y Lucha article about Yucatan wrestlers Rayo de Plato and Drako.

Kcids has sad Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero break up. The really crazy thing about this, if this sticks (not sure it will, what other rudos is solo UG going to be teaming up anyway?), we all they’d do the big split one day to get Atlantis back to the tecnico side, and perhaps to have UG get his mask. Guess not?

Random Fire sighting! Note, he’s wearing his mask. Apparently, a lucha libre match was part of Japanese day on a street in Mexico City. Shrug.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Ras de Lona #73 has tecnicos vs rudos in futbol!. This match pretty much illustrates the differences in ages between the two sids.

IWRG (THU) 11/26 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamita Kid vs Comando Negro
2) Eragon & Miss Gaviota vs ? & Vampiro Metálico
3) Exodia, Pendulo, Ultramán Jr. vs Dr. Cerebro, Gringo Loco, Oficial Fierro
4) Avisman vs Bushi [IWRG LIGHT]
5) Angelico, Pantera, Super Porky vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Oficial 911

Like Sunday for Rayo, this is for Panter’s 25 years of professional wrestling. He just hit 24 on 11/05.

indy (SUN) 12/13 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LMdLL]
1) Angel Dorado Jr., Gato Fantasma, Sky vs Dralion, Furor, Lover Boy
2) Coliseo 2000, Gato Volador, Hijo del Ninja, Zodaico vs Astro Jr., Bengali, Dark Shadow, Koko Viper
3) Black Spirit, Diluvio Negro II, Potro Jr., Tigre Universitario vs Difunto I, Difunto II, Vaquero Romo, X-Fly
4) Hijo del Rey Misterio, Incógnito, LA Park vs Charly Manson, Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
5) Silver Star vs Diluvio Negro I, Pierko el Boricua [mask]

11/29 AAA Lucha Libre Premier (Six Flags Mexico)

AAA LLP (SUN) 11/29 Six Flags Mexico [AAA]
1) Fabi Apache, Jennifer Blake, Mascarita Divina vs Mini Histeria, Rain, Sexy Star
2) Marco Corleone, Pimpinela Escarlata, Rocky Romero vs Decnnis, Kenzo Suzuki, Polvo de Esterllas
3) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Extreme Tiger vs Chessman, Teddy Hart, Electroshock
4) Alex Koslov & Cibernético vs Crazy Boy & Jack Evans

projected air date
Mexico: 12/05 (rerun on 12/12), 12/19 (rerun on 12/26)
US: does not air in the US

Had to make sure to use the colors here. In fact, had to throw in a couple more colors to point out the WagnerManiacs and the completely unclear status of Cibernetico at the moment.  These teams are completely divorced from alliances – that has to be the point, right? Even though there’s nothing on the website to actually point that out? Either that, or the CMLL match selecting hat has jumped. There’s not one match with everyone on each side getting along.

Relevant point standings, as counted by AAA

15 Jack Evans
15 Dr. Wagner Jr.
12 Pimpinela 
11 Marco Corleone
09 Elegido
09 Mesias

A wrestler can theoretically pick up a maximum of 7 points per show (3 points for the win, 3 points for the direct pinfall/submission, 1 point for the arbitrary Move Of The Show), leaving just these 6 as possible winners coming into this final taping. Obviously, Elegido’s not on the taping, so cut it down to 5.

Even more so, cut it to 4 – Mesias has no chance of winning. Even if Mesias picks up all 7 points, goes to 16 and everything else goes in his favor, he’ll still get passed by his partner Dr. Wagner Jr., who will get to 18 with a Mesias win.

As for the other four

– Marco has to get the direct pinfall to have a chance to take the championship, and Jack & Wagner have to lose their matches for Marco to do better than tying.

– If Pimpi gets the direct fall and the bonus ponus point, Wagner & Jack can’t simple have their teams win, but need to either pick a direct pinfall or a bonus point of their own.

– Jack & Wagner are about equal, and the favorites.

Jack seems like the best bet. He’s not stuck with a partner who he’s feuding with and has a good shot of picking up a bonus point. (Until they change the whole system again to give Mesias the win.)

Among the women…

06 Faby Apache
06 Rain
03 Mary Apache - not on this show
03 Koa - not on this show
02 Sexy Star
00 Jennifer Blake

Which ever side wins the opener is the high women. Blake and Star can’t catch up, with pushing Fabi & Rain higher past them.

The only minis who have points aren’t on this show. Perfect.

France, Guadalajara, IWRG, Super J

CMLL EFM (SAT) 11/21 Dock Oceane, La Havre [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Marcela b Hiroka
2) Dragon Rojo Jr. & Nitro b Hijo del Fantasma & Valiente
3) Sagrado & Stuka Jr. b Misterioso II & Sangre Azteca

There was also a match between French locals. Recap says Stuka is popular in France, which historically hilarious.

CMLL (SUN) 11/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Cuca b Halcon Furia
2) El Divino & Metatrón b Ebola & Exterminador
3) Astaroth & Magnum b Dragon & Egipcio
4) Horus & Neutrón b Ráfaga & René Guajardo Jr.
5) Fabián el Gitano, Gallo, Metro b Arkangel de la Muerte, Mr. Trueno, Skándalo
6) Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis b La Máscara, Shocker, Toscano

Texano got Shocker for the pin. Fuego has an interview with Rene Guajardo Jr., who hopes to one day win the NWA Middleweight Championship, since his grandfather held it 8 times. (Hmm, we’re missing two.)

IWRG (SUN) 11/22 Arena Naucalpan [Al Filo del Ring]
2) Exodia & Tortugillo b Alan Extreme & Hijo del Signo
3) Black Terry & Jack b Oficial 911 & Oficial Fierro
4) Bobby Lee Jr., Suicida, Ultramán Jr. b Dr. Cerebro, Fuerza Guerrera, Gringo Loco
5) Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. DQ Angelico, El Alebrije, Hijo del Lizmark

Lizmark fouled Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., and the recap think he’s headed to the rudo side. First time the tag champs (Jr. Capos) have been around in months.

Ultraman stole Bobby Lee’s pin on Fuerza Guerrera in the semimain, which sets up a match between the two tecnicos where the winner will get a shot at Fuerza and his IWRG Welterweight championship.

Black Terry was an injury fill in for Freelance, which is kinda odd because of the match they’ve got set up next week:

IWRG (SUN) 11/29 Arena Naucalpan [Luchas 2000]
3) Jack & Oficial 911 vs Freelance & Oficial Fierro [relevos suicidas]
4) Ultramán Jr. vs Bobby Lee Jr. [#1 Contenders, IWRG IC WELTER]
5) Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Tóxico vs Angelico, Hijo del Lizmark, Rayo de Jalisco Jr.

Main event is a 35th anniversary to Rayo Jr. He started in 11/1975, so my math says 34, but whatever.

I’d suspect Freelance was going to lose, but if he’s hurt?

Maybe they’re setting up a big title match show to end the year? This title match, the trios champs are feuding, they can always do something with the lightweight title, the tag team champs are back in town.

Box Y Lucha 2949 has Mesias vs Dr. Wagner. Even though that’s the 4th big match between those two in 6 months, the magazines still think it’s bigger deal than the Texano/Terrible vs No Limit hair match (and they’re probably right.) Box Y Lucha also has a story on a company planning to promote lucha libre (AAA and indies) in China. Their first show would be in May of 2010.

NJPW announced 14 of the 16 wrestlers for the Super J Cup and Sombra isn’t on the list. He’s still rumored to be one of the last spots. I’d feel better about that rumor if I thought it was coming from someone besides me, and it kinda is: NJPW’s article about the meetings in Mexico specifically mention Sombra (and Texano) as guys they’d like to bring over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’d be in the tournament. I know SuperLuchas said this past weekend that Sombra was confirmed for the tournament, but I believe they were sourcing a purolove post (scroll down to Osaka Pro, 21.11.2009), which just had Sombra on a list of 4 names that had been rumored for the show.

Sombra still could be in the tournament, I just feel less certain about it. He’s surely going over to NJPW some point soon.

If I’ve accomplished nothing else, I managed a paragraph linking to articles in four different languages. So there’s something. And, I dunno why I’m worried about looking dumb about this, since no one else who’s mentioned this has credited me with bringing it up. I’m off the hook!

Speaking of NJPW and stuff I’m just making up, Jushin Liger is headed back to this continent on 01/30 for PWG’s Kurt Russellmania (and Wrestlereunion 4); perhaps that’ll be about the time he’s expected back in CMLL.

I’m still not yet buying the rumors of Los Romanos as Raciel & Cancerbero of the Cancerberos – it seems like too much wishful thinking, I’d need to see it myself to believe it regardless – but it is nice to know Raciel is a misspelling of Raziel, a Jewish Angel of Mysteries. Hey, maybe it’s Jeque.

Over on Box y Lucha, Black Terry Jr. posts Dr. Wagner on the cover of Dog Planet, with the random dog Electroshock had on TV that one time. Perhaps that whole bit was just get in ring photos for a magazine shoot.

Luchas 2000 #497 has the hair match and Konnan/Cibernetico. Nothing on Wagner/Mesias on that one.

AAA #909 (10/24)

taped 09/26/09

Argenis, Atomic Boy, Laredo Kid vs Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II – such a dumb stip for an OK match. I want a gold star for being able to tell apart Cota and Santana in the dark. I can not tell the new Rio Bravo from the old one and totally would not believe it if there weren’t newspaper stories.

Sexy Star vs Fabi Apache in a bull terrier match for the Reina de Reinas – I’m voting Sexi Star as most improved and I’m voting this as feud of the year. Until I change again. The rudas attacking the winning ruda is pretty clear proof no one here thinks past the major show they’re doing at the moment – Sexi wasn’t going to tecnica side, so they were inevitably going to have team up despite this big logic hole. And that’s what they did.

Electroshock vs Chessman in a hair vs hair match (and part 2) – actually had no problem with this before the match stopped so the stuntmen could set up their stunts, and if I just wanted a stunt show I’d go watch a movie. I hear they’re good! Anyway, at least we found out when Hijo de Tirantes turned rudo, and you can even make up a storyline to explain it (unlike Electro, he was staying loyal.)

Copa Pena (and part 2) – boring battle royal. If Konnan Big was supposed to be a joke, and everyone treated him like a joke when he came out for the hair match, why did they have him last until the end? Have to keep Konnan Big happy? Have to justify your own surprise?

Cuernavaca, special shows on Saturday, a parade

CMLL (THU) 11/19 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [EdR]
1) Hechicero & Jungla b Araña Jr. & Flama
2) Brazo de Platino, Brazo Jr., Halcon Tarin, Super Brazo b Astronave, Demonio Negro, Ice Killer, Vampiro Metálico
3) Dark Angel & Lluvia b Amapola & Princesa Sujei
4) Texano Jr. b Toscano [NWA LH]
5) La Máscara, Místico, Strong Man b Averno, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Mistico & Mascara got their submissions for the win. Texano/Terrible was said to be good.

CMLL AU (SAT) 11/21 Arena Mexico
1) Dark Angel & Lady Apache b Amapola & Princesa Sujei
2) Delta, Máximo, Rouge b Euforia, Nosferatu, Skándalo
3) Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito b Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Blue Panther, La Máscara, Volador Jr.
5) Héctor Garza, La Sombra, Místico b Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Sponsored show by Bus company. All the matches aired on C3. Well attended, as the sponsored shows tend to be. Of course, the sponsored shows tend to be flooded with free and discounted tickets, but at least they got the the people to show up.

Not that Arena Mexico was the only CMLL locale with a special show on Saturday…

indy (SAT) 11/21 Arena Puebla [Reforma via El Siglo de Torreon, sporttimes]
1) Black Heart, Meyer, Sexy Arana b Dimanikoo, Sexy Boy, Silver
2) Charly Boy, Crazy Black, Milenium b Akron, Centauro, Sauron
3) Aguila Guerrera, Black Silver, Karisma vs Blue Center, Iron, Lestat
4) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Centella de Oro vs Espiritu Maligno, Siki Osama, Toro Bill Sr.

This was the 8th annual Puebla Dia del Luchador, with a special show in Arena Puebla. One article only lists matches but not finishes, another article lists results for a bonus match and the opener and then cuts off. Eh.

Of more note, pretty much everyone on the local roster was honored here (so it’s an easy way to figure out who’s around): King Jaguar, Mr. Rafaga, Tiger Rojo, Toro Bill Sr. & Jr., SWAT, Karisma, Ares, Lestat, Forajido, Asturiano, Siki Osama, Centella de Oro, Espiritu Maligno, Black Tiger, Blue Center are listed in one group, and those listed as “amateur” are Milenium, Crazy Black, Suaron, Akron, Black Silver, Iron, Super Clawn, Barbaro, Super Star, Alardio, Guerrero Mantis and Aguila Guerrera. Also honored were promoters Benjamin Mar Medina & Manual de Jesus Mar Hernandez, and various members of the media.

AAA particpated in the annual Mexico City Sports parade, with such stars as Decnnis, Gato Eveready, and Polvo de Estrellas! (Parade was on Saturday, half the roster was probably still asleep in Orizaba from the Friday taping, what are you going to do?)

Politcal party PAN is on a recruitment drive, starting with getting Atlantis to join.

Also, this month’s Dos y Tres features an article on El Espantapajaros. I know someone who wants a copy.

Cesar looks at the Tuesday, Friday, Sunday CMLL lineups.

SuperLuchas #341 has Dr. Wagner’s challenges, and the return of El Faraon. Hope he’s not bringing a son with him.

Mexico, Neza, IWRG, Ultimo Guerrero, lineups

CMLL (FRI) 11/20 Arena Mexico [Cesar, SuperLuchas]
1) Guerrero Maya Jr. & Metálico CO Disturbio & Semental
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata b Puma King, Skándalo, Tiger Kid
3) Máscara Dorada b Euforia [lightning]
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, Virus b Blue Panther, La Sombra, Volador Jr.
5) Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro b Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis
6) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man b Averno, Felino, Negro Casas

Clean finish in the main event, Mistico pinned Averno. No Limit pinned both Texano & Terrible for the win.

4th match finish set up Ephesto/Mephisto challenging for the tag team titles. CMLL emphasizes this, so they’re likely doing it before the end of the year.

CMLL (FRI) 11/20 Arena Neza [EdR]
1) Carta Brava & Vampiro Metálico b Black Ninja & Super Ninja
2) Bugambilia & Halcon Tarin b El Canalla & Punker
3) Black Thunder, Demonio Negro, Ice Killer b Brazo de Platino, Super Brazo, Turbo
4) Pequeño Violencia & Pequeño Warrior b Eléctrico & Pequeño Olímpico
5) Dark Angel & Lady Apache b Amapola & Princesa Sujei
6) La Máscara, Místico, Volador Jr. b Felino, Negro Casas, Texano Jr.

Mistico got Texano in the main event. Mascarita Dorada is still hurt, and replaced by Electrico. Maybe putting correct lineups for non-main shows is too much to ask for CMLL, but they really should at least mention when someone’s going to be hurt and possibly missing a whole bunch of shows.

IWRG (THU) 11/19 Arena Naucalpan [Estrella del Ring]
1) Mascara Magnifica b Comando Negro
2) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II b Keshin Black & Menfis
3) Bushi & Freelance b Avisman & Hijo del Signo
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Angelico, Hijo del Lizmark, Ultramán Jr. DQ Gringo Loco, Máscara Año 2000, Tóxico

DQ for MA2K fouling Lizmark. Both 911 and AK47 were hurt in the semimain. Avisman gave Freelance a martinete behind the ref’s back, but Bushi still beat Avisman to pick up that win.

Remember, a couple weeks ago, how Ultimo Guerrero talked about Guerreros del Atlantida getting a new start once Rey Bucanero returned? This week, he says the group is done, and he’s going his own way. UG says you’ve always got to find something new, so he’s going to make a career on his own. What happened the last couple of days? UG explains some of his matches with Strong Man haven’t been good because Strong Man is brutalizing him (because he’s so strong) and he’s working hurt.

Also, Ultimo Guerrero talks about his school for refeees with R de Rudos. It’ll offically open in January.

Paris-Normadie has an article promoting the CMLL shows, and the wrestlers were honored this past week.

Hijo del Santo was in Costa Rica this weekend, playing on the Latin American Poker Tour.

Hablando de Catch has a photo tour of Arena Mexico.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras vs Herodes, Hijo del Santo’s 1996 and micro-luchadors.

CMLL (TUE) 11/24 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Súper Camaleón vs Camorra & Zayco
2) Estrella Mágica, Lady Apache, Lluvia vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei, Zeuxis
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
4) Felino, Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura vs Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Máximo
5) Máscara Dorada vs Negro Casas

Not title match. Mixed signs on the Cancerberos – in the tercera, but facing Los Angeles. It’ll be tough to get an exact read until everyone comes back from Europe, and we see if these guys are slotted in comparison to Poder Mexica.

CMLL (FRI) 11/27 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Starman vs Durango Kid & Escorpion
2) Flash, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Dark Angel vs Amapola [lightning]
4) La Sombra, Toscano, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis vs Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro
6) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero vs Héctor Garza, Shocker, Strong Man

No Mistico, but plenty of Ultimo Guerrero/Strong Man. Semimain is a rematch, and fourth match is more to build up that tag team title match. They can’t be doing the top two matches as 4 man tag matches on 12/04, so perhaps the title match is coming the week after?

CMLL still lists Flash as Flash.

CMLL (SUN) 11/29 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Sensei vs Calígula & Méssala
2) Leono, Tigre Blanco, Tony Rivera vs Inquisidor, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Euforia, Pólvora, Virus vs Ángel de Oro, Fabián el Gitano, Rouge
4) Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro vs Máscara Dorada, Metro, Toscano
5) Blue Panther, Místico, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

A show!

indy (SUN) 11/29 Estadio Monclova [MT]
1) Helcon Negro, Rebelde, Tiger Negro vs Ai Kido, Puma de Oro, Rambo
2) Bracito de Oro, Coquito Azul, Mini Lizmark vs Mascarita 2000, Pequeno Espanto, Pequeno Fishman
3) Estrella Mágica & Lluvia vs Yezca & Zeuxis
4) Difunto I, Difunto II, Herodes vs Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

Billed as Herodes’ retirement show, facing notable retiree Cien Caras. Oh well.

Perros (SAT) 12/19 Unidad Deportiva Acapulco [WagnerMania]
1) Black Spirit & Turbo vs Black Thunder & Skayde
2) Celestial & Cósmico vs Mini Talisman & Mr. Aguilita
3) Leo, Riveiro, Súper Nova vs Scorpio, Veneno, X-Fly
4) El Alebrije, el Ángel, Oriental vs Histeria, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
5) Charly Manson, Hijo del Lizmark, LA Park vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween

Advertised as a TV Taping.

11/20 AAA TV Results (Orizaba)

AAA TV (FRI) 11/20 Plaza de Toros la Concordia de Orizaba [AAA]
1) Mascarita Divina, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis
2) Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache b Jennifer Blake, Rain, Sexy Star
3) El Elegido & Rocky Romero DQ Alex Koslov & Ozz
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King b Chessman, Teddy Hart, Zorro
5) El Mesías, Latin Lover, Marco Corleone b Joe Lider, Konnan, Nicho el Millionario

2009 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#914)
Mexico: 11/29
US: 12/12

Main event was changed. Between the third and fourth match, Cibernetico came out to the ring to talk, but was attacked by the entire Legion, plus Nicho & Lider. AAA calls it “the worst beating of Cibernetico’s life.” No one helped Cibernetico.

Konnan replaced him in the main event, but his squad lost when Latin got Lider with a casita. Legion tried another group beatdown after the main event, only for Mesias to turn the tables.

Semimain was about referee shenanigans. Hijo de Tirantes helped the Legion team again, but Piero walked out, kicked hi out of the match, and counted the pinfall for Wagner beating Chessman.

Alex appeared to win the tercera with a foul on Rocky, but Piero listened to the crowd and overturned his own finish, calling for the DQ.

Cinthia replaced Estrellita in the women’s match for reasons unknown (except Estrellita appears to never be making it back to TV.) Mari pinned Rain, but Alex ran out to attack the tecnicas post match, and Sexi snipped off a little bit of Fabi’s hair.

Mini Abismo took a bad bump on his head in the minis match and had to be strechered out.

No next taping announced, but there should be at least one before Guerra de Titanes.

AAA Movie, Ciber/Konnan, Mexico preview

AAA says their movie will debut on January 22, 2010.

Naito/CMLL
Naito/CMLL

Yesterday’s Cibernetico press conference included the obligatory Konnan run-in. Yelling and fighting ensued, and a non-sanctioned match is signed for Guerra de Titanes. That’s 2 matches for the show, which is good since there’s only 2 more tapings before the show.

Preview of tonight’s show:
ESTO – pushed as Mistico/Felino
– the notimex one from earlier in the week, who’s link I don’t have handy here.

With the hair match set for 12/04, this week is all about discovering if they’ve to a co0main event (Averno/Mistico?) to the show.

SuperLuchas has photos from yesterday’s CMLL press confrence. I’m high on the Cacncerbero’s gear (and wondering why Cancerbero himself has the Semental logo on his gear) and this art, but down on Fuego’s new mask.

ESTO thinks CMLL announced Averno & Ultimo Guerrero will be working the 01/04 NJPW show. Not sure about that.

In an interview before his match in Arena Xalapa on Wednesday, Mistico says he was happy to hold the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship longer than any Mexican ever, but he would’ve been okay to have it for even one day. Plus, he had beaten Tiger Mask in Tiger Mask’s home, so Mistico considers the whole thing a success. (Mistico’s got to be someone who doesn’t want tape of his own matches.) Mistico teases matches CMLL will not do for months if ever for the remainder of the article.

Pancracio has good career interviews with Lizmark Sr. and Black Shadow.

Ohtani’s Jacket & Raging Noodles look back at Black Terry vs Multifacetico in a hair/mask match

Hair match signed, new group, new name, more CMLL/NJPW, Catrin

CMLL held one of their regular press conferences this afternoon, and actually had a lot of news.

The big item is the end of the year match has been set. It will indeed be Terrible & Texano Jr. taking on Yujiro & Naito in a double hair match, on 12/04, 3 Friday’s from now. The show will be called “Sin Salida” (Dead End.) Insert joke here.

I don’t know how this match will draw, but I’d suppose this won’t be the only notable match on the card. We do know No Limit will be heading back to Japan soon after this match (maybe they’ll stay around a week to be bald in public), and CMLL will be taking two months off from doing anything starting 12/05.

CMLL also announced the formation of a new group, Los Cancerberos del Infierno. Not to be confused with Los Guerreros del Infierno, who are not to be confused with Los Guerreros Tuareg. Also, not to be confused with fellow hell theme groups Hijos del Averno & Los Inferanles (who are defunct; wait a paragraph.) “Cancerberos” is known in English as Cereberus, the three headed dog of hell. An evil dog, if you will. How did they ever come up with that one? Between this name, and Sunday’s recap dubbing Okumura’s finishing more “Okumura Special”, someone really needs to be spending time coming up with more distinct names.

Anyway, the three headed dogs of hell (who’ll probably be referred to as CdI until CMLL forgets they exist and stops booking them together) are:

– Virus (leader! hooray!)
– Euforia
– Polvora
– Cancerbero (yes, same name as the group)
– Raciel

Euforia and not Nosferatu. The Infernales are done, which presumably might stop them from getting any more Arena Coliseo tag team titles shots. Those two just teamed up Tuesday, but had not done that in DF for a long time prior, and that was Nosferatu’s first match in Arena Mexico in two months. Something happened, but I have no idea.

Quite a rise for Polvora, who’s was an opening match tag wrestler with a missing partner, did nothing except win a bodybuilding contest, and has since won a mask and gotten into a group. When that bodybuilding contest happens next week, and the pictures that turn up long wrong on many different levels and you wonder why they’d do this, you have to remember Polvora’s year.

Cancerbero (why introduce a new guy and a new group? so annoying) and Raciel were introduced as new wrestlers. Odds are, they’re opening match guys who’ll spend the next two months trying to ID. Does Raciel mean anything in Spanish? Only see it mentioned as an uncommon first name.

Still at the press conference, CMLL announced Flash would be changing his name and look, and now be called Fuego. Guessing a licensing issue.

CMLL also talked about the NJPW/CMLL alliance. Ultimo Guerrero (they can afford him!), Negro Casas, Sombra, Terrible, Texano, and Mistico are mentioned as heading to Japan, with Liger, Tanahashi, Nakamura, Tiger Mask IV and others going to CMLL. Still, treat this all as ideas and hopes until they actually are announced with dates.

Finally, they’ve got a new giveaway. If a person goes to one show a week in DF (any of the Tuesday/Friday/Sunday ones) from 12/01 to 03/13 (16 weeks) and keeps their ticket stubs, then they can trade those ticket stubs for…a chance at a 76 question quiz about the history of CMLL. The best score on the quiz will win…actually, I’m not sure. It’s not too clear. Google translates it to winning the prize department, which is probably not right.

Not sure how this would actually help ticket sales; the people who aren’t going to shows right now aren’t going to start going to one a week and to take a quiz. The people CMLL need to get back are actually the people who would fail those quizzes miserably. Their money is good too. The person who is going to inevitable win will be of the type who already goes to one (or more) shows every week. Hooray for them getting a prize out of it, at least.

And now that you’ve read next week’s Ras de Lona…

Juarez referee el Catrin passed away on Wednesday. He’d been paralyzed after a (ring?) accident a months ago, and died due to pneumonia. This Catrin was a long time Juarez fixture, and worked with AAA in the first year of their existence. Besides refereeing, he was also a local promoter of younger wrestlers. He was seen last month, watching his guys when they were working on the undercard of an AAA spot show, having arrived to the arena on a hospital gurney.

(He’s not the masked ref of the same name from Baja California, I think.)

As mentioned in the comments, MultimediosTV is rolling out on Time Warner stations in Los Anegles (it’s already in other places.) Included is 500 hours of Arena Coliseo Monterrey lucha libre, though one would assume they’re not putting it all up at once.

R de Rudo shows you Damian 666’s scars.

Veneno’s blog has Veneno (and others) on Mexico’s Next Top Model. Looks like they were doing a photo shoot in Arena Naucalpan.

Tiger Marino looks back at his first mask

CMLL (THU) 11/19 Arena Isabel Cuernavaca, Morelos
1) Hechicero & Jungla vs Araña & Flama
2) Brazo de Platino, Brazo Jr., Super Brazo vs Demonio Negro, Ice Killer, Vampiro Metálico
3) Dark Angel & Lluvia vs Amapola & Princesa Sujei
4) Texano Jr. vs Toscano [NWA LH]
5) La Máscara, Místico, Strong Man vs Averno, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Title match tonight. I’d be stunned if Texano lost.

CMLL (MON) 11/23 Arena Puebla
1) Ares & Sauron vs Asturiano & King Jaguar
2) Aguila Guerrera, Artillero, Súper Comando vs Diamante, Guerrero Maya Jr., Lestat
3) Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior vs Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito
4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Máximo vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Fun main event.

11/18 AAA TV Results (SLP)

AAA TV (WED) 11/18 Auditorio Miguel Barragan [AAA]
1) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly b Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Esterllas, Yuriko
2) Gran Apache & Mari Apache b El Brazo & La Hechicera
3) Alex Koslov & Ozz b El Elegido & Rocky Romero
4) Teddy Hart b Jack Evans
5) El Mesías, La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone b Cibernético, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King b Chessman, Teddy Hart, Zorro

Big news here was the stips for Wagner vs Mesias 4
– It’ll take place in the dome cage
– It’ll be Mesias final shot
– No one will interfere

This is their second cage match, with the last one booked around pointing how stupid the escape the cage rules are. I presume they’re doing the same rules in this match, though it’s not actually said. Could totally see Wagner losing his title without taking a pin, anyway. If he loses, they can do even more rematches.

Main event didn’t have much going on. Wagner won. Chessman took a stretcher ride after being put thru a table.

Mesias pinned Cibernetico with a F5. After the match, Konnan, Alex, Teddy and Chessman confronted Cibernetico. Cibernetico fought them off until Zorro turned up to hit him with a chair. Legion taunted Cibernetico, who rallied back to chokeslam Alex and challenge Konnan for something at Guerrea de Titanes. That’d be match #2 for that show.

Teddy/Jack wasn’t listed on the card, but got added along the way. Nicho & Lider helped out Teddy here. Maybe Teddy paid them? Otherwise, not sure why they’re helping the Legion here, and then teaming with one of the Legion’s biggest enemies (Cibernetico) in the following match. Rudos continued to beat up Jack after the match, Marco made to save and carried Jack out.

Rocky had Alex beat, but Hijo de Tirantes made the save, Rocky argues with him, and Alex rolled him up for the win.

For reasons unknown, Sexi Star stole Mari Apache’s gear. So, she just wore her street clothes and won the match anyway.

Laredo beat Yuriko for the pin in the opener.