03/20: San Juan, GDL, Mexico Preview, Cibernetico

AAA (FRI) 03/13 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [the gladiatores]
1) Caricia, Diva Salvaje, Lady Colombia b Astuto, Escorpion Dorado, M1
2) Infinito, Mohicano I, Rey del Espacio, Super Brazo b Bestia Metalica, Miserable, Mohicano II, Ricky Ricon
3) Crazy Boy & Ultimo Gladiador b Extreme Tiger & Violento Jack
4) Dizzy b Bryan el Striper [hair]
5) Abismo Negro, Alex Koslov, Silver King DQ Black Abyss, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario

Silver King turned on his partners, of course. Black Abyss and Crazy boy worked as seconds in the semimian, with Black Abyss liberally interfering and martineting Bryan in the third fall, allowing Dizzy to pick up the win. Bryan got stretched out and I don’t see a picture of him bald, so…

The Gladiatores also has an audio interview with Zatura and a video promo with the EAW promoter.

CMLL (SUN) 03/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Artillero, Polvora, Super Comando b Astro Boy, Sensei, Starman
2) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito b Pequeno Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Black Warrior, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca DQ Shocker, Toscano, Valiente
4) Dos Caras Jr., Mistico, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
5) Texano Jr. DQ Maximo [hair]

Warrior worked here as normal, so whatever’s going on with him is limited to DF for the moment. There was a post suggesting whatever’s going on with him has to do with the DF Lucha commission (and not CMLL) – I recall people being suspended in other places for no-shows but can’t think of any one in Mexico City (and there’d certainly should be other people.)

CMLL (TUE) 03/17 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Fraile de la Muertge b Hierro
2) Skaxy b Plata
3) Quazar b Relampago Azul
4) Shockercito b Meteoro
5) Boomerang b Pequeno Violencia
6) Nosferatu & Rafaga b Flash & Stuka Jr.
7) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara b Euforia, Felino, Negro Casas

No Heavy Metal, so Euforia moved up and Rafaga took his place. Champions won a non-title match, a rarity.

Tonight’s card:

CMLL (FRI) 03/20 Arena Mexico
1) Pequeño Olímpico, Shockercito, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Pequeno Violencia, Pequeno Warrior, Pierrothito
2) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
3) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) Dos Caras Jr., Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
5) Negro Casas vs Mistico [CMLL WELTER]
6) Villano V vs Ultimo Guerrero [mask]

Previews

ESTO: Youth vs Experience. Ultimo Guerrero is 37 years old. (Villano V is 47.) Villano V says they keep doubting him (the cage match at the 74th anniversary and the Panther match last year) but he keeps winning, plus he’s in perfect physical shape and is dedicated this match to his family, the first time he’s done such a thing. Ultimo Guerrero says he’s been trained by the best, and wants to win a historic mask.

Ovaciones: Gives as much space to Salavador Lutteroth as the title match, and wonder which referee will be assigned to the mask match – no one knows until 10 minutes before the match. I presume Baby Richard is doing the Mistico match, which leaves Tigre Hispano. (Aww. We need to Rank the CMLL Referees one day on a day I feel like starting trouble.)

ESPNDeportes: This would be Ultimo Guerrero’s biggest win of his career, but hopefully the winner will be…the fans.

El Hijo del Santo: is picking Ultimo Guerrero, though he admits he picked Blue Panther in September and was wrong then too. If Villano V loses, it’s probably the end of his career, but Santo thinks UG could still be a big star as a Perro Aguayo unmasked rudo type. If Villano V were to win again, Santo might try to see if he could get the job done himself.

Who do you have?

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Live Chat is tonight at 9:30. Or maybe sooner if the show starts sooner. There’ll be a post with the link before time. If we get live results, I’ll also try attempt to send them via the twitter account.

Of note, there’s also the AAA Taping in Madero, a show headling with Cibernetico/Perro vs Park/Tinieblas in Arena Xalapa, and the Zumbido/Intocable hair match in San Juan Pantitlan.

AAA has an interview with Cibernetico. I’m always happy for the people on the AAA website when they actually get to talk to a luchador. Cibernetico explains he’s working the US Tour because he agreed to the dates over a year ago, and made the promise personally to the Roldan family. He says he’s still not coming back to AAA until the virus (Konnan, not Virus) is gone, but he’s A Professional and will work these shows.

Last night, I thought I saw an article for a new Arena Mexico. Not so much. As SuperLuchas points out, Arena *Ciduad* Mexico would be a new modern stadium “in the heart of Mexico City”, taking the place of el Toreo as a non-CMLL major arena for lucha libre. Lucha would just be one occasional feature – the plan reads like it’s a large modern NBA Arena type building, which would hold concert, theater shows, other sports and other events. Article reads more like a plan than something solid, though they do mention it’s in “motion”, and the idea is to have it part of the bicentennial of Mexico City, which is in 2024. A little ways off, there.

Setting up the start of tonigth’s AAA cruiserweight tournament, AAA looks back at the recent creatred of the the minis title and the mega tournament. I’m eagrely anticipating the article about how they tag team tournament worked. It’s years later and I’m still not sure.

There’ll be lucha libre at the Yuma (Arizona) County Fiar at the end of the month.

Kcidis draws sad bald Maximo.

Luchas 2000 Especial 37 is a feature on Villano III.

LuchaWorld has Robert on IWRG from 12/01, 12/07 and 12/20/07, plus IWRG 10/27/07, plus KrisZ’s news update from Wednesday and Thursday.

CMLL (TUE) 03/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Novato vs Milenio
2) Coral vs Magnifica
3) Rey Trueno vs Exterminador
4) Casanova vs Rafaga
5) Magnum vs Mascara Magica
6) Flash & Mictlan vs Satanico & Virus
7) Shocker & Toscano vs Averno & Mephisto

CMLL (FRI) 04/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Trueno vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Super Comando
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Stuka Jr. vs Dr. X, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) Estrella Magica, La Seductora, Lluvia, Princesa Sujei vs Atenea, Coral, Magnifica, Silueta [ciber]
4) Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero vs Villano IV & Villano V
5) Mistico vs Negro Casas

Yet another fan appreciation show (though ticket prices are more spread out this time and aren’t cheap everywhere.)

If Mistico, UG, Villano V, and Negro Casas are headlining here, on a Friday, what could they possibly be doing in Arena Mexico in two weeks? (“a bad house”)

Main event is listed as a revenge match. HMMMMM. Third match is a Mexico City vs Guadalajara battle. Look, Guadalajara is up to FOUR women. Long night for Princesa Sujei.

Edit: Cibernetico is apparently a mask match. I dunno why. Estrella Magica doesn’t wear a mask and maybe one of the GDL women doesn’t either.

03/19: non-news notes

I’m spending the day watching basketball, so not in the way as much of news posts today. I got a little bit up early, but I encourage you to check out the Gladiatores (who put up a new magazine last night) and LuchaWorld for content I haven’t gotten to yet.

It’s an exceptionally weird slow news week anyway – all the Rey de Reyes stuff on Sunday/Monday, nothing for the rest of the week, and then sure to be chaos again on Friday/Saturday (Dos Leyendas and an AAA taping.) Thursday’s a slow day usually, and I suspect it’s not going to be any different this week. There’s nothing left to say about Villano V and Ultimo Guerrero.

I am planning on having a live blog for Dos Leyendas. I don’t know what coverage we’ll get – no live video, and none of the estadio w links I tried last week seemed to work for me (including the numeric one), but I’m hoping superluchas and message boards will be doing enough to work with, or we’ll just screw around for a couple hours.

Chat won’t start until late – first match isn’t until 2030 in Mexico City, which means 9:30pm CT is around when I’ll open the chat (though there will be a link here, and it was pretty easy to use last time.) If I’ve screwed up the time, let me know.

Just to tide you over for now:
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03/19: quick notes

AAA says Latin Lover will be Parka’s partner tomorrow. You think you might want to advertise that.

Ovaciones has hype for Mistico/Negro, but my highlight is they’ve just noticed Marco jumped to AAA. MT has an article talking about the jump, though they’re wrong about Marco not showing up last Friday. AAA’s website doesn’t seem to be sure which name they want to call Marco now.

ESTO looks back at the Cavernario Galindo.

Slam Wrestling tastes luchador wines.

03/21-22 Lucha Times

Box.

AAA-US: Abismo vs Abyss, Parka vs King, Charly in the main event.

52MX: Trios title match, and probably Tuareg vs Coliseo Tag champs & Fabian.

LATV: Women’s trios, minis lightning match, and main eventer Angel Azteca Jr.

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CMLL: You’ve got me. They saved last week’s main event to air this week, but it kinda has Mr. Corleone. If this was a promotion outside of Mexico, I’d say no way they’d ever air that match. It’s probably airing here. Otherwise, top 4 from Sunday’s show is divvied up between the two MVS shows, and there’s nothing less unaired but openers. Repeats?

AAA-MEX: First half of Rey de Reyes. I’m guessing it’s the tournament and the hair match, but not sure.

C3: Top 4 from Tuesday.

03/18: Sinola, Monterrey, Mexico

CMLL

AAA (SAT) 03/14 Domo del Mar, Ciudad del Carmen [Desde Ringside]
3) Cadaver I, Cadaver Jr., Capitan Furia b el Ángel, Laredo Kid, Super Mega
4) Gronda II, Super Porky, Torbellino b Espectro de Ultratumba, Espiritu, Picudo
5) La Parka Jr. & Octagón b Electro Shock & Konnan [MEX TAG]

Konnan ordered the champs second (Gronda) to the back and pretty much had Captian Furia wrestle for him. Rudos took the first, lost the second and third.

indy (SUN) 03/15 Wild West, El Paso [albert cerda]
1) Octopia & Sublime b Gecko & Netza
2) Darko & Principe RBD b Astro Man & Fuego
3) Peluchin I & Peluchin II b Espectro 3 & Scorpio Jr.
4) Baby Solis, Maquina 45 jr., Nacho Libre b Bestia, Bestia I, Muneco Infernal
5) Felino & Villano V b Crazy Boy 32 & Ultimo Guerrero

V5 snuck in a foul on UG, which seems to be the finish they’re doing eveywhere. This group is running a show this week with Halloween and Damian.

AAA (MON) 03/16 Cancha German Evers, Mazatlan, Sinaloa [Noroeste]
1) Encapuchando, Mario Mora, Terremoto King Jr. b Linterna Verde, Tygon, Wilbert
2) Kempo Dragon & Relampago DQ Cuervo & Escoria
3) Extreme Tiger & TJ Xtreme b Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
4) Charly Manson & Super Fly b Electro Shock & Ozz
5) Black Abyss, Konnan, Silver King, Zorro b Abismo Negro, Mesias, Relampago

Kempo Dragon turned on Relampago and joined the Foreign Legion (locally) in the second match. Electroshock ran out and gave Relampago a martinete. This seems unnecessary, but also turned out to be dumb. Kempo Dragon tried to help Lider & Nicho in the third match (a bloody hardcore match), but failed. Relampago shrugged off being piledrived and strechered out in two matches, running on to attack Electroshock and help Charly & Super Fly win, then running in again during the main event to help out the tenicos after Silver King turned on them, only to be pinned again. That’s about three shows of angles in an hour and half.

indy (TUE) 03/17 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Diva del ring b Shira la Guerrera
2) Orion b Trivial
3) Nazi (Monterrey) b Black Boy
4) Golden Boy, Rey Demonio Jr., Simbolo b Darling Boy, Osuridad, Violento
5) Sergio Romo Jr. b Silver Star [FILL LH]
6) Angel Dorado Jr. b Rey Sagitario

CMLL (TUE) 03/17 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Puma KingTiger KidSombra de PlataTrueno
2) HooliganSkandaloVangelisFabian el GitanoMetalicoTony Rivera
3) Lady ApacheMarcelaSahori DQ HirokaPrincesa BlancaPrincesa Sujei
4) Mascara DoradaMictlanValienteDragon Rojo Jr.EphestoVirus
5) Blue PantherLa SombraSagradoMisterioso IITerribleTexano Jr.

Sagrado replaced Marco, as CMLL.hi5 had said. DQ in the third match was for Blanca hitting Tigre Hispano. Given what’s usual for a Tuesday show, poor sounds quite vacant.

Televisa Deportes previews the AAA cruiserweight tournament by pointing out all the other (worthless) titles still around. Not getting hyped for this. They probably should’ve had Mini Charly defend his title at least once before creating another one. This article thinks the Atomicos titles are still with Chessman and the Psycho Circus and the national middleweight title still matters.

El Siglo de Torreon talks to Pirata Morgan, who says wrestling today is not as good as it used to be (as everyone over 35 says.) Pirata explains he’s allowed to work independent shows in places where there’s no regular AAA shows.

Laverdad has an interview with Marinero Acosta Jr. of Córdoba.

The weekly NotiVer talking about the show at Gimnasio Bimbo rips DTU for their low turnout and not paying the place they were to hold their press conference. FWIW, DTU says they’re running Monterrey next, and RFC already has the card up, though the building seems to be unlisted for the moment.

A movie about The Fighting Cholitas has been airing at film festivals and will be on IFC next Wednesday at 1. Gotta DVR that.

Guerreros del Ring #182 has Ultimo Guerrero & Villano V on the cover, though I’d buy it for the Olimpico interview.

WrestlingObserver has their AAA recap.

03/17: notes

If you haven’t seen it, Marco Corleone was nice enough to leave a comment explaining his decision to move to AAA.

Ovaciones is still hilariously under the impression Marco is wrestling in Arena Mexico today. Even the ad for the show still has Marco’s name listed. (Note the tiny article about Wagner showing up at Rey de Reyes.) ESTO figured out it will be someone else, perhaps because the have another article talking about the jump.

The Ovaciones ads says this is yet another discounted ticket show, right before they’re jacking up prices for the mask match. I don’t understand this business plan at all.

Ovaciones main article is Villano V & Ultimo Guerrero talking about their mask match. Reads like all quotes from the press conference weeks ago.

Box Y Lucha looks back at Anibal, who passed away 25 years ago. Anibal Jr. and Solitario Jr. are holding a show honoring their fathers on the 22nd fearturing a tag team tournament.

Al Filo del Ring also has an interview with IWRG’s Zatura, who says he wrestled in Arena Neza and Arena Coliseo DF retiring due to injury for a time and Toxico (DF) about wrestling in hardcore and traditional shows.

Tijuana is launching a tourism campaign called “120 Things To Do in Tijuana. Watch lucha libre and buy a mask are 2 of them. Being shot oddly does not make the list.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update from Thursday, Saturday, and Monday, and Robert on IWRG 11/22/07, ACM 04/15/07 and 05/01/07, ACM 06/03, 06/05, 06/17/07, ACM 06/24, 07/03 and 08/05 and GdR 12/01 and FSE 12/02/07.

LA Rosa (SUN) 03/29 Arena Solidaridad [RFC]
1) Baby Fox, Sky, Turbina vs Guerrero Griego, Neon, Titanik
2) Bella Karina, Galactar, Martha Villalobos, Mini Gato Volador vs Linda Star, Mini Hator, Sexi Psicsis, Simbollo
3) Diluvio Negro I, Estrella Dorada, Gato Volador vs Apolo Estrada, Mongol Chino, Monje Negro Jr.
4) Diluvio Negro II, Intocable, Juventud Guerrera vs Antifaz del Norte, Olimpico, Scorpio
5) Aventurero, El Hijo Del Santo, Tinieblas jr. vs Fuerza Guerrera, Hator, Super Parka

03/15 AAA TV Results (Guadalajara) – Rey de Reyes

Last Updated: 3/17 noon-ish

AAA TV (SUN) 03/15 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso [luchalibreaaa, Box Y Lucha, LMDLL,Televisa Deportes]
1) AerostarFabi ApacheGran Apache b Billy BoyCinthia MorenoTigre Cota
2) Latin Lover b Abismo NegroOzzBlack Abyss [torneoRey de Reyessemifinal]
3) Silver King b El ElegidoAlan StoneJoe Lider [Rey de Reyestorneosemifinal]
4) Electro Shock b OctagónSúper FlyNicho el Millionario [Rey de Reyestorneosemifinal]
5) La Parka Jr. b Super PorkyEscoriaKenzo Suzuki [Rey de Reyestorneosemifinal]
6) Jack EvansTeddy HartZorro b Alex KoslovCharly MansonX-Pac
7) Vampiro b Konnan [seconds hair]
8) Electro Shock b Silver KingLatin LoverLa Parka Jr. [Rey de Reyesfinaltorneo]
9) Mesias b Chessman [AAA HEAVYcage]

Projected Air Date (#880, #881)
Mexico: 03/22, 03/29
US: 04/11, 04/18

03/17: Televisa posted full results. Let’s go over everything one last time to fill in the gaps and correct the details.

Opener: Aerostar pinned Billy Boy. After the match, Aerostar asked Gran Apache permission to date his daughter. Aerostar did not actually specify which daughter and we are left to wonder. Billy Boy, who should’ve immediatly slapped some sense into the tecnico, said that was all fine and good, because he was now in love with Sexi Star. Like sands thru the hourglass, these are the days of our lives.

6th: Legion beat D-Mex/Charly, with X-Pac chasing Zorro to the back before the finish. Juvi appeared on the stage after the match, with girlfriend Lizzy, and voewed to end the Legion. I fear the inevitable Nikki/Lizzy match (meanwhile, Fabi Apache lucky to be in the opener.)

Konnan brought out Jack & Teddy with him for the hair match, so Marco showed up to take count them and help Vampiro win. It was all a plan by Roldan, who at least has been paying attention thru all the other Konnan matches (where Jack & Teddy always run in.)

Silver King eliminated Parka with a martinete, but then got pinned after he and Electroshock goofed up. I know I said they might as well had Electro win this year, but now that I think about Silver King being right there and not winning, I’m still not sure why he didn’t win. Swerve for the sake of doing one?

Legion ran in the title match to help Chessman. So did the Sect – did I miss something where they no longer hate Chessman? I’m not trying to be sarcastic, I’m really asking. AAA ran out to run those people out and Mesias beat Chessman.

Dr. Wagner Jr. appeared after the main event to challenge for a shot at the Mega title (Wagner had his UWA title, but no one mentions it being title vs title or anything like that). Konnan pitched Wagner to join the Legion, and gave him a one week deadline to decide between sides. I presume Dr. Wagner’s choosing Dr. Wagner.

That deadline means Wagner’s on the Madero taping (and probably the Monterrey) – I hope everyone who has Wagner booked this week has other plans. It also means we’re probably getting Rey de Reyes the first week (with maybe the hair match) and then everything else the second week.

Live Coverage:

AAA’s doing live updates – wow! – so I can do some live updates. I don’t suspect we’ll get the same thing next week. Updates as they come, and I suspect no full results until tomorrow morning.

Dr. Wagner Jr. has shown up. This must be a different Dr. Wagner than the one who’s been adamant about not joining AAA.

Chessman has won the AAA Mega Title. Charly should’ve just let him climb the ladder at Guerra de Titanes and saved us some time. Correction: Mesias still champ.

Marco Corleone has jumped to AAA. It sounds as though he turned out to be Roldan’s representative, not Vampiro. (???) Marco won, of course. I can not fathom Konnan vs Marco as an actual match. Marco worked as Vampiro and Roldan’s second, helping Vampiro win. Sounds like Marco may be in D-Mex as well.

Electroshock is your 2009 Rey de Reyes, beating Latin Lover in the final. The big change on top!

Block A: Black Abyss beat Ozz, Abismo Negro beat Black Abyss, and Latin Lover beat his old rival Abismo Negro to take the block.

Block B: Alan Stone beat Joe Lider, Elegido beat Alan Stone, Silver King beat Elegido.

Block C: Octagon beat Nicho, and Electro beat both Octagon and Super Fly.

Block D: Super Porky was first out, and La Parka beat both Kenzo and Scoria.

No decision mentions for the D-Mex/Legion trios match, but we do know Juvi returned to AAA and joined D-Mex. The comedy potential here is off the charts.

Tropicasas is the new member of the AAA Hall of Fame.

five quick thoughts about Rey de Reyes

While we’re all still waiting to find out how that opening trios turned out:

1) when they decided to tease Mesias vs Wagner, did they have a finish for that match in mind? Wagner’s not going to lose. AAA’s not going to give Wagner their title unless Wagner commits to stay there for a long period, and Wagner’s not down with that.

Then again, this poll question:
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2) In a year where you’re just doing the Rey de Reyes to do it, Electroshock is actually the perfect winner. Points for existing. (And points to RL for being the only non-anonymous person to pick him.)

If you check out the photos on Box Y Lucha’s Wagner to AAA story, you can see Electroshock is among a mass of goofballs laid out from something or other. (I presume Mesias beat up 12 men by himself.) That’s probably a sign of how meaningful that win was.

3) Do all the TV tapings for the next four weeks – including the US swing, that’s the number of lineups announced right now – get torn up this week or do guys like Marco and Juvi stay out of the ring four weeks?

Whatever way, we’ll probably have a good idea of the new programs by this time next week.

4) Is Konnan still in control of AAA? Is Vampiro still commissioner? (I don’t think so)? Did Padrino disappear when no one was paying attention?

5) If we want back to Guerra de Titanes, I think you’d the depth chart would go like

Tecnicos (top 4)
– Mesias
– Latin Lover
– La Parka Jr.
– Charly Manson

Rudos (top 4)
– Konnan
– Zorro
– Chessman
– Electroshock?

and today

Tecnicos (top 4)
– Mesias
– Dr. Wagner Jr.
– Marco Corleone
– Vampiro

Rudos (top 4)
– Konnan
– Silver King
– Electroshock
– Zorro

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Who’s got leverage and who doesn’t can change again this Friday.

03/16: Mexico, GDL, IWRG

CMLL (SUN) 03/15 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, SuperLuchas]
1) Caligula & Messala b Molotov & Trueno
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo b Fabian el Gitano, Flash, Stuka Jr.
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela b Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Sahori
4) Angel Azteca Jr., Blue Panther, La Sombra b Lizmark Jr., Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto [CMLL TRIOS]

Title match came down to Averno and Mascara, and Mascara got Averno clean with the campana. Angel Azteca was the fill in for Marco and looked good. That match was all about Panther and Lizmark cheating each other. Sahori filled in for Rosa Negra (who did not jump to AAA, as far as I know!), though she was a reluctant participant on the ruda side and may have caused her team to lose.

No updates on replacements for Marco tomorrow and Sunday yet.

CMLL (SUN) 03/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [ESTO, MT]
4) Dos Caras Jr., Mistico, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
5) Texano Jr. DQ Maximo [hair]

Texano won in straight falls. Backcracker to win the first. Texano and Maximo were brawling in the ring during the second fall. They were using punches, so Tigre Hispano got involved to stop them, Maximo tried to sneak in a kick, and Texano faked it as a low blow. Tiger Hispano bought it, and that was the end of Maximo’s pink hair.

Negro got Mistico with La Mistica on Friday, so Mistico got Negro with a casita here. The Dos Jr. turn seems to have disappeared this week.

IWRG (SUN) 03/15 Arena Naucalpan [Box Y Lucha; photos]
1) Comando Negro & Judas el Traidor b Garra de Aguila & Latin Brother
2) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Gemelo Fantastico I, Trauma I, Trauma II [EDM TRIOS]
3) Zatura b Tetsuya Bushi [IWRG IC LIGHT]
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Arlequín, Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Pierroth II [IWRG IC TRIOS]
5) Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. b Head Hunter I & Head Hunter II [IWRG IC TAG]

Only title change was Zatura beating Bush for the lightweight title.

Box Y Lucha #2914 has Villano V & Ultimo Guerrero. There’s also a new TV Episode.

Black Terry Jr. also has photos of the Kato Kung Lee benefit show. Dr. Landru has may from the EAW show in Queretaro. Mr. Reyes posted photos of the DTU show in Veracruz.

LA Times has the What is Lucha Libre article.

Televisa Deportes has a video interview with Villano V.

Pequeno Damian 666 (and other people) in Dradtion (via purolove)

03/09:
– Brazo de Oro & Brazo de Platino b Hajime Ohara, Amigo Suzuki (Oro pin Suzuki)
– 4L Blazer, El Blazer, KAZE b Bear Fukuda, Pequeno Damian 666, Nozomi Kubo
– El Blazer beat pequeno Damian 666 to win a 14 man battle royal

03/10
– Hiro Saito, Pequeno Damian 666 b Azteca, El Blazer
– Ultimo Dragon, Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino b Bear Fukuda, Hajime Ohara, Sataoshi Kajiwara (Oro pin Kajiwara)

03/12
– Bear Fukuda, Pequeno Damian 666 b El Blazer, Satoshi Kajiwara (Damian double underhook piledriver? Kajiwara)
– Ultimo Dragon, Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino b Otokosakari, Mineo Fujia, Hajiime Ohara (Oro pin Otokosakari)

03/14
– Ultimo Dragon, Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino b Otokosakari, Hajime Ohara, Amigo Suzuki (Oro pin Otokosakari)
– Azteca, el Blzer b Bear Fukuda, Pequeno Damian 666 (Blazer Firebird Splash Damian)
– Brazo de Platino defeats Blazer & Pequeno Damian to win 14 Man Battle Royal

Brazo de Oro getting the pin on every show is quite amusing.

03/15: Juvi, Warrior, Axxel, Lineups

(This news update is surely the most out of date before it’s published. At least partial Rey de Reyes results up next.)

COMING: Box Y Lucha is reporting Juvi has return to AAA, after a seven month absence. (He has already shown up, and I’ll get to it in a bit.)

GOING?: A Reforma article says Black Warrior is suspended indefinitely for no-showing events. Yet again – Reforma counts this as the fourth time, which sounds about right. Article notes Sangre Azteca and Dragon Rojo have no idea what this means for Poder Mexica.

GONE: Super Luchas #306 includes an interview with Axel, who confirms he’s done in CMLL. He’s sent in his resignation, but they just haven’t booked him since he appeared on the GDL Lucha Libre Festival (running against a CMLL show that night.) Axel explains that as having had permission to continue his indepedent schedule and having booked that date before signing with CMLL. In usual CMLL fashion, Axxel’s heard absolutely nothing from the company since that date. He also feels he was featured less after refusing to sign an agreement to give CMLL full rights over his name and identity (to the point where they could give it someone else someday – I would presume that’s standard for all the guys who are currently with CMLL full time.)

AAA’s website is promising an interview with Cibernetico about being booked on the US swing, since AAA’s office is not explaining it. AAA’s website talking to wrestlers, what a crazy idea. Meanwhile, they worry Abismo Negro might be distracted from winning Rey de Reyes by his feud with Black Abyss. Seeing as that happened last year, it’s a good bet.

ESTO previews Rey de Reyes, pegging Silver King as the favorite for Rey de Reyes, with Latin Lover, La Parka and Black Abyss strong candidates. Ovaciones also has a preview (and not another one of the GDL card) as well as the CMLL and IWRG ones.

Early reports out of Guadalajara say Chivas/Atlas was well out drawing Rey de Reyes early. I can only imagine how Coliseo is doing. There’s also a preview of both shows.

WagnerMania posts video of Charly Manson on Tercera Caida

A column in Box Y Lucha disputes the notion that flying lucha libre is a new thing.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 03/19 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galactik vs Epidemia
2) Miss Gaviota & Skayde vs Carta Brava Jr. & Heavy Boy
3) Freelance, Pendulo, Turbo vs Black Terry, Mr. Condor, Muerte Roja
4) Chico Che, Fantastik, Multifacetico vs Arlequin, Black Terry, Pierroth II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Zatura vs Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Oficial 911

Reps from NWA Mexico, UWE and Wagner here. Wish it was an ongong thing, but at least this show gives us Turbo working higher than Skayde for once. Pierroth’s are getting a big push here leading up to the Pierroth benefit show, I think.

GROON (SAT) 03/21 Arena Azteca Budokan
1) Rey Neza vs TOny Cirio, Maquina de la Muerte, Skyderman, Potro de Plata, Galactico, Demente, Espiral Negro, Pilio, Caballero Bus
2) Mini Cibernetico, Mini Ozz, Mini Scorpio vs Mini Apache, Mini Oriental, Mini Zumbido
3) Rossy Moreno vs Lola Gonzalez, Vicky Carranza, Esther Moreno, Crazy Star, Valentina, Flor Metalica, La Chola, Afrodita, Cyber Star, Demente, Miss Janeth [cage]
4) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman vs El Signo, Negro Navarro, Rambo
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Scorpio Jr., Ultraman Jr., Zumbido vs Cien Caras Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Hijo de Leatherface, LA Park

And this is the Groon Tribute show.

IWRG (SAT) 03/21 Arena Xochimilco
1) Galactik vs King Drako
2) Eragon & Latin Brother vs Avsiman & Mixteco
3) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Zatura vs Black Terry, Fantasma de la Opera, Tetsuya Bushi
4) Multifacetico, Pendulo, Ultraman Jr. vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Bobby Lee Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Scorpio Jr. vs Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Universo 2000

Zatura and Bushi still seemed tied up, so their feud is probably ongoing.

CMLL (SUN) 03/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Acertijo & Mr. Trueno vs Katana & Malefico [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
2) Palacio Negro & Samuari vs Angel del Mal & Infierno [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
3) Boomerang & Gallo vs Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
4) Mascara Dorada, Mictlan, Valiente vs Felino, Satanico, Virus
5) Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr. vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero

Yay, the right teams. Also, Felino, Satnaico and Virus are apparently the magical Dorada Carrying Trio.

IWRG (SUN) 03/22 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galactik & Halcon 2000 vs Comando Negro & Epidemia
2) Mascara MAgnifica & Miss Gaviota vs Africa Salvaje & Sangre Africana
3) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Pendulo vs Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Mixteco Jr.
4) Multifacetico, Ultraman Jr., Zatura vs Andy Barrow, Arlequin, Black Terry
5) Bobby Lee Jr., Fantasma Jr., Scorpio Jr. vs Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Pierroth II, Universo 2000

I like that second match, just to help IWRG pump up the unique wrestler count again.

CMLL (SUN) 03/22 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Caligula & Messala
2) Bam Bam, Saturno, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Pequeno Violencia, Pequeno Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Rosa Negra
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, La Sombra vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Marco Corleone, Mistico, Shocker vs Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Neither mask man here, but Negro and Mistico rematch.

Saturno? There’s a guy last year in Guadalajara and Monterrey with that name. Probably not the same guy! (Probably the GDL guy.)