07/29 AAA TV Lineup (Toluca)

AAA TV (THU) 07/29 Gimnasio De La Unidad Deportiva, Toluca, Estado De Mexico
1) Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready, Relampago vs Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Estrellas, Yuriko
2) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Christina Von Eerie & Sexy Star
3) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, Tigre Cota
4) Extreme Tiger, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario vs Alex Koslov, Damián 666, Halloween
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs Hernandez & Silver King

2010 AAA TV Charrt
Projected Air Date (#949)
Mexico: 08/08
US: 08/21

Things are always changing. Just a few hours ago, the Wrestling Observer reported the main event of this show was supposed to be Silver King vs Vampiro with the winner getting the title shot at Verano de Escandalo. No sign of Vampiro now. Perhaps that will now happen at the Lucha Libre Expo (which WON lists with a similar Wagner/Silver tag match with Octagon & UG in the other spots; their lineup is not complete and AAA has not posted it.)

Semimain is a possible preview of a Verano. Instead of the straight tag match they’ve been teasing, WON says it’ll be a trios with Perro Jr. & the returning Mesias.

Tercera is probably more problems with the Air Force, based on what they did at the last taipng.

Segunda is definitely people being kicked in the head.

Relampago continues to wrestle as a tecnico. Maybe they’ll do something with him and Tiger on this show.

AAA lists 08/06 in Puebla as the next taping.

07/18 Arena Mexico Lineup (Infierno en el Ring)

CMLL (SUN) 07/18 Arena Mexico
***Infierno en el Ring, 2010***
1) Metatrón & Tigre Blanco vs Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Lady Apache, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Fuego, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Euforia, Misterioso II, Virus
4) Brazo de Plata, Místico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Jushin Lyger
5) Ángel de Oro vs Ángel de Plata, Ángel Azteca Jr., Diamante, Fabián el Gitano, Sensei, Histeria, Hooligan, Monsther, Puma King, Tiger Kid, Dr. X [cage, mask]

Both @cmllmagazine and Box y Lucha have the lineup. Tickets run from 200MPto 30 ($15.50 to 2.33USD).

11 of 12! I feel pretty good. The only miss is Hooligan (who had be feuding with Diamante in one of those bits they seemed to have forgotten) in place of Maniaco or Oriental. Histeria takes the other spot, which would seem to indicate a positive finish to his mask match on Monday. (Or card subject to change.)

This has largely been about Fabian vs Dr. X and I still think that’s the most likely way this ends. Monsther is the oldest guy who looks certain to lose but probably won’t. Hooligan & Sensei are the older guys who’ve been around forever and could possibly finally meet their end (like Tigre Blanco last year.) Histeria is the other possibility, depending on how their court case is going (and they were very eager to talk about it when nothing was going on, so you’d think we’d hear more if there was a positive outcome.)

The rest of the card is usually undercard for a big show – names, no other big matches. Shocker must not be in too much trouble if they left him on the card here. Tercera tecnico trio all has belts, so they could actually set up a feud if they wanted. Nice touch to include Tigre Blanco on this card.

Cage match and tercera will air on Fox Sports on 07/25, Mistico/Lyger trios and women’s trios will air on 52MX on 07/24.

Puebla, Guadalajara, Demus wins, ratings, lineups

CMLL’s news page says they’re announcing the lineup for Inferno en el Ring today, but nothing is up as I write this. Separate post later.

CMLL (MON) 07/05 Arena Puebla [Luchas2000, R de Rudo]
1) King Jaguar & Tigre Rojo b Fuerza Chicana & Toro Bill Sr.
2) Apocalipsis, Inquisidor, Loco Max b Astro Boy, Centella de Oro, Starman
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica b Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Máximo b Jushin Lyger, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada

After picking up the win here, Mr. Niebla wants a trios title shot. That actually makes sense!

Astro Boy was hurt in the second match. While one ref was distracted by that, Loco Max pinned Centella de Oro with his feet on the ropes for the win.

Fuerza Chicana replaced Policeman.

CMLL (TUE) 07/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Thunder Boy b Relampago Azul
2) Acertijo & Infierno b Astaroth & Virgo
3) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro b Ángel del Mal & Malefico
4) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Stuka Jr. b Cancerbero, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
5) Máximo & Sagrado DQ Héctor Garza & Texano

via @cmllmagazine
via @cmllmagazine

Garza fouled Maximo for the DQ. CMLL hasn’t been doing near as much with Yoshihashi as they did with No Limit & Taichi. Though I guess they’re doing it with Lyger to make it with it, but it’s Lyger (and it’s Lyger getting repeatedly kissed by Maximo), so it’s cool.

CMLL (TUE) 07/06 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas]
1) Metálico & Trueno b Cholo & Semental
2) Euforia, Pólvora, Virus b Ángel Azteca, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr.
3) Demus 3:16 b Bam Bam [hair]
4) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Toscano DQ El Alebrije, Histeria, Psicosis
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada, Místico b Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Demus wins! He took the first with a valagueza. Demus went for another in the second fall, but Bam Bam escaped into a rana for the pin. Demus killed him Bam Bam with his double underhook piledriver to take the hair. This should set up a title match soon, though they didn’t strongly indicate that direction after the match.

Alebrije fouled Super Porky for the DQ in semimain. Brazo de Plata was replacing Shocker, who may face some severe repercussions if this was an unexcused absence. I believe Dr. Lucha will be explaining this later on his biweekly Figure Four interview.

Fantasma & Dorada got the pins on Bucanero & Atlantis.

Ratings for this past weekend

CMLL: 2.9 (up 0.6)
AAA: 4.7 (down 1.5)
SD!: 6.5 (down 0.1)

AAA & CMLL were not going against futbol this weekend, and those are two of the lower numbers they’ve gotten in the last five months. SmackDown remains way down from where it was just a month ago.

AAA’s show was the first post-TripleMania show. Dropping down that far doesn’t indicate a lot of interest in the Perros del Mal invasion.

The World Cup final is this Sunday, so AAA & CMLL will get hit hard one more time.

In this thread on LMdLL, Rey Misterio Senior’s paralyzing injury from a while back is said to be from being thrown from a horse, which then fell on him (and caused him to walk with a cane), and then falling down stairs. Later on in the thread, Nicho & Extreme Tiger are mentioned as saying Misterio is doing better.

Octagon was a surprise for a Make a Wish kid.

El Pancracio interviews Ringo Mendoza (wants to come back for one last tour), Mascara Ano 2000 (notes the fans toda are bored by seeing the same thing week after week, then talks about his feud with Rayo going again), Alto Voltage and Escorpion II.

Chico Che talks about his feud with Los Perros. Chico Che is doing better against Damian and friends than AAA can manage.

SuperLuchas suggests 22 names for the impending CMLL 12 man cage match. Dick Vitale would be proud of that post.

R de Rudo has a video interview with Hija de Karonte

Perros del Mal are hyping up today’s podcast with Joe Lider & Nicho, which is a bit odd if you actually think about it.

Segunda Caida has three more Black Terry matches.


CMLL (SUN) 07/11 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Principe vs Disturbio & Mortiz
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs La Comandante, Princesa Sujei, Yeska
3) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano vs Maniaco, Monsther, Oriental
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Super Porky vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Héctor Garza, Texano Jr., Último Guerrero
6) Místico vs Mr. Niebla

Lineup keep changing. This time, it’s matches 4 and 5. Volador has not been back in Mexico City since the relevos matches where he was partners with Avenro. Elsewhere, he’s stuck as a tecnico. This same tecnico unit is together on Friday, and they’ve gone thru an extra bit of effort to match them up for two straight shows. I think Sombra’s about to be asked to make a choice.

CMLL (MON) 07/12 Arena Puebla
1) Blue Center & Crazy Black vs Ares & Toro Bill Sr.
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Pequeno Maximo vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Black Warrior, Pequeño Nitro
3) Centella de Oro, Rush, Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Loco Max, Raziel
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Toscano vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Vangelis
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, Super Porky vs Felino, Negro Casas, Ray Mendoza Jr.

We forgot about Ray Mendoza! Disappointing about that. Also, Dragon Rojo seems to be healthy already.

top six stories of the last two weeks

A slow two weeks.

1) Scorpio passed away

2) CMLL officially announced the CMLL vs Invasors show for Nuevo Laredo next Monday.

3) La Parka got his win back over LA Park, on the AAA TV taping in Merida.

4) World Cup overshadows everything, no one tries to do much

5) The Fabian/Dr. X feud has ramped up again, as well as other midcard feuds. Meanwhile, Ovaciones says Inferno en el Ring is coming soon.

6) Perros del Mal announced their card for the Lucha Libre Expo card (which might be their last card as an independent promotion for a now)

Other stuff
– Rocky Romero turned rudo, joined the Legion
– Mr. Niebla returned
– Silver King won IWRG’s heavyweight title, as AAA continues to dominate IWRG in their feud
– Alex Koslov & Christina Von Eerie won the mixed tag titles
– Psicosis and Ultimo Guerrero feuded in Guadalajara
– Passion Cristal took Sexy Gladys’ mask. Dr. Cerebro took Bombero Infernal’s hair.
– Rayo de Jalisco Jr. retained the WWA Heavyweight Title over Universo 2000.
– Relampago explained he had no reason to turn on Extreme Tiger. A day later, he explained he turned on Extreme Tiger for a reason he refuses to explain. Neither are on television much, so it doesn’t really matter.
– Twitter fights!

Demus/BamBam, Gran Prix, Inferno, Psicosis II & WWE?

No full results from Puebla last night, but Luchas2000 says Peste Negra took the main event, and Loco Max got a win up on Centella de Oro as they continue to feud.

Ovaciones previews the Demus vs Bam Bam hair match tonight, going over the list of victories for Bam Bam. This is the third hair match between them

July 24, 2007: Bam Bam defeated Mini Damian 666 for his hair
August 17, 2008: Mini Damian 666 defeated Bam Bam for his hair.

My guess is the man who’s wife is pregnant is probably going to end up with some extra money for the new child, but it’s no sure thing. You should follow @cmllmagazine to get the results tonight.

The same article says Ovaciones will soon be announcing a Gran Prix event. It’d be the 12 Gran Prix in the “CMLL” era, and the article says it’ll be a cibernetico as in recent years. These are usually Mexico/CMLL vs International 16 man matches (the last one was in 2008, CMLL vs TNA, where Alex Shelley won over Ultimo Guerrero.) Dinamitas and Rayo are mentioned, so it’ll probably be something like CMLL vs Invasors/NJPW.

ESTO, after also talking about the hair match, mentions CMLL will soon be running a show called Inferno en el Ring, which will feature a 12 man cage match. Just to repeat the guess from Sunday: Diamante, Fabian el Gitano, Sensei, Dr. X, Tiger Kid, Puma King, Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Monsther, Oriental, and maybe Olimpico. The last spot is a bit iffy, because Maniaco is part of the feud, but the article says it’ll be 12 masked men. Maniaco both isn’t actually masked, and also lost the thing he wears on his face once already. (Or the article could just be wrong.)

CMLL’s added Mistico vs Mr. Niebla to Sunday’s Arena Coliseo show. This is Niebla’s first singles match since returning, a big opportunity and probably a check to see where he’s at. Volador Jr. gets moved up to the semimain in Mistico’s spot, and La Mascara gets on the card in the fourth match.

Likewise, Mascara Dorada vs Averno has been added to next Sunday’s Guadalajara show. That’s the final of the feud that’s been going for a few weeks, with Averno replacing Dragon Rojo when he went down to injury. The outcome will probably be the same as if Dragon Rojo was involved; CMLL has kept Dorada strong in Guadalajara. Teleformula is showing Tuesday’s shows, so this match is not scheduled to air.  (Misterioso takes Averno’s spot in the semimain.)

Psicosis II says he’ll be getting tryout matches with WWE at the end of July. That’s unexpected. The whole name issue becomes beside the point if he’d get a job with them. Psicosis says it was Jesse Hernandez who recommended him to WWE.

Talking to Dos de Tres, Rocky Romero explained Alex Koslov was actually right to turn on him all that months ago, and now they’re friends again since they’re together in the Legion. To Box Y Lucha, Rocky explains it was not a betrayal, but an awakening.

Joaquin Roldan tells Des de Ringside that the taping in Carmen was part of an effort to do TV tapings in new places. Des de Ringside also talks to LA Park, who says the fans know who won at TripleMania, and they’ve been yelling at La Parka to stop using that name whenever they wrestle at shows. They’ve also got video of the Carmen taping.

AAA’s taping in Merdia on Sunday looks 70% full, less than they must’ve expected for the first Parka/Park rematch. It is a lot better than the indy show in Arena Neza did on Sunday – it looks 1% full in some of the photos. Maybe no one should run that building after all.

Atlantis tells Fuego en el Ring that he’s in no hurry to face Rayo de Jalisco Jr. in a mask match and all the pressure is on Olimpico next Monday in the ruleta de la muerte. If they win, they win, and if they lose, Atlantis isn’t that worried about Olimpico beating him.

Damian 666 says he’s very proud to be invading AAA – now even they’re saying it – because they’re tired of clowns like Cibernetico, Dr. Wagner Jr. and La Parka.

Seuxis wants the impending mask match between her and Silueta to take place in Guadalajara, so she can destroy the tecnica in front of Silueta’s home fans. I hope this feud goes well enough for Seuxis that she might be able to afford actual gear by the mask match. (Actually, maybe not, because it does give Seuxis a single identifying trait. What would I be left with? “She’s the one who’s good compared to the other new ones but still not near the level of the others”? “She’s the one who’s Puerto Rician except they never bring it up?” Sujei already has the “no one is sure exactly how that name is supposed to be spelled” gimmick.)

Heddi Karaoui, the Frenchman the Perros del Mal are hyping up, has an entertaining wikipedia page. Not only do can you learn Revolution Free Style was(/is!) the third biggest promotion in Mexico, but it lasted long enough for someone to win twelve matches.

Latin Lover, talking about damage in Monterrey from Hurricane Alex, talks about finishing up the dance show this Sunday and heading out for a tour soon. I hope not all the comments to the post are about this paragraph or about other comments to this paragraph. Or maybe I’ll just start deleting stuff again.

The Gladiatores has an interview with Scorpio Jr. about his father, and with the winner and loser of the cage match.

Cuadrilatero Peninsular reprints an interview with Halcon Rojo Jr. from Box Y Lucha.

SuperLuchas looks at the possibilities for the Anniversary show.

Box Y Lucha 2981 hypes the rematch of Parka vs Park.

Segunda Caida continues it’s reviews of Black Terry matches.

07/25 Perros del Mal show (Lucha Libre Expo)

PdM (SUN) 07/25 Centro Banamex
1) Drastik Boy & Konami vs Pesadilla & Ragde
2) Celestial & Cósmico vs Mr. Aguilita & Talisman
3) Annie Social & Diva Salvaje vs Medussa & Shelly Martinez
4) el Ángel, El Hijo de Rey Misterio, Hijo de LA Park vs Bestia 666, Black Fire, TJP
5) Supreme vs X-Fly [hardcore]
6) Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween vs Black Warrior, El Hijo Del Santo, LA Park

R de Rudo points out this lineup is up with the other ones.

You’ll note that the matches built up on Viva Va Lucha, with promos and everything, are not the matches which occur to be happening. The NWA/Demon show has the match it’s supposed to have, so it’s Los Perros being Los Perros. The first two matches should be good, the women’s match will be what it’s supposed to be and the fourth match is intriguing.

If Santo still is anti-PPV, that means none of the main Perros will be in a PPV match (though they’ll probably show up in the semimain and fourth match, again.) Match will be fun, who knows/if when we’ll see it. Go to the show and watch it!

Obvious guess is Bestia 666 is Damian’s son. All credit to Damian for not giving the world yet another Hijo or Junior, but this appears to be his debut match and it’s a tough position for one of those. FdT and Crazy are working Arena Aficion every Tuesday lately, you’d think they could get Besita a couple warmup matches there. (Maybe he’s been wrestling under another name and I’m worrying about nothing.)

If this is the same Black Fire (and it looks like there might have been multiple), he’s started in Super Crazy’s LLJL kid’s promotion and has worked DTU shows. This would be his biggest match, easily.

No sign of the guy from France or the guy from Brazil. Are the Perros promoting more shows? Are the Perros hyping up people who are just friends of theirs? Who can say! I need a YouTube here.

That’ll work.

07/03-04 video links

My policy is not to include download links for any show which is already available on-demand on the internet. It’s much better for people to use those sites to watch the shows, because each download there is a vote in favor of keeping the show on the air. I won’t be putting Guadalajara up on download sites, but I will try to give a link to it and there is plenty of software and browser add-ons for you to download the file itself if you want.


AAA aired part 1 of TripleMania, and there are plenty of download links for that already. My TiVo didn’t record 100% Lucha due to conflicts; it should be recorded. LATV remains a rerun; I believe they’ve stopping purchasing episodes again due to issues.

My listings say Once TV International is airing “Zona de Combat” (reruns AULL or IWRG) at 6pm today. Online listings do not reflect this, so I think it’s just a data error.

07/04 AAA TV Results (Merida)

AAA TV (SUN) 07/04 Poliforum Zamna, Merida, Yucatan [Yucatan]
1) Billy Boy & Tigre CotaAerostar & Súper Fly
2) Alex Koslov, Christina Von Eerie, Jennifer BlakeFabi Apache, Mari Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata
3) Alex Koslov, Hernandez, ZorroCibernético, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero
4) Damián 666, Halloween, Super CrazyDr. Wagner Jr., Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario
5) La Parka Jr.LA Park

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#947)
Mexico: 07/25
US: 08/07

The article says over 6,000 people showed up, but they have some slight errors elsewhere in the article.

Aerostar took Laredo Kid’s spot. After he and Super Fly lost, Super Fly was angry with his partner. Here we go again! I guess Octagon only made peace with  Fly & Laredo, not Aero.

Pimpi was about to kiss Alex when Alex stopped him and superkicked him for the win. This was the last ‘week’ of Mari’s time as a maid, so she attacked the rudas after the match. Alex attacked back, and Aerostar ran out for the save.

Alex came back to work the tercera, subbing for Chessman. Lucky for him, it was a short match. Unluckily for the tecnicos, it was short because Rocky Romero turned on them, joining the Legion. Later in the show, Joaquin vowed to make Rocky regret joining the Legion. It seems like he’s getting the cruiserweight match at Verano, so I don’t believe he’ll regret it all that much.

Damian pinned Nicho clean with the la valagueza to take the semimain.

The main event had plenty of shenanigan – Piero, Hijo de Tirantes, Konnan, and Super Crazy all got involved for one side or another- but Parka got his pinfall, the only tecnico win of the night. Legion & Perros ran in post match, AAA ran them off.

AAA mentioned the next couple of tapings on TV this past Sunday
07/25 – Mexico City (Expo) – a three week break.
07/29 – Toluca

Also, Verano was announced as 08/14, a week later than originally mentioned. That means they’ve still got to announce an early August taping as the usual lame duck show.

AAA hasn’t announced any matches for Verano yet, though it’s not difficult to guess a lineup. The Lucha Libre Expo taping looks to be very important; that’s the show people are going to see a couple weeks before the event, so they’ve got to make the top matches very clear by then.

Ultimo Guerrero/Psicosis, Miss Gaviota unmasked, Heroes del Ring pushed back?

CMLL (SUN) 07/04 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [InformadorFuego en el Ring]
1) NocturnoQuca
2) Javier Cruz Jr. & MagnumEbola & Templario
3) Dark Angel & SiluetaLa Comandante & Seuxis
4) Atlantis, Averno, Rey BucaneroLa Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada
5) Último GuerreroPsicosis

UG won the first fall, Psi took the second with a powerbomb and his feet on the ropes, Guerrero got his own pin with feet on the ropes in the third.

In repeats of previous weeks, Averno beat Dorada and requested a shot for the Super Lightweight championship, while Silueta and Seuxis continue to feud in the women’s matches.

IWRG (SUN) 07/04 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Comando NegroMixteco Jr.
2) Eterno & Hijo del SignoEragon & Hijo del Pantera
3) Canek Jr., Gringo Loco, Kung Fu Jr.Chico Che, Eterno, Suicida
4) Bobby Lee Jr., Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Máscara Año 2000 Jr.Jack, Scorpio Jr., Veneno [lumberjack strap match]
5) Miss GaviotaPasion KristalMantraDiva SalvajeNygmaSexy Gladys [cage, hair, mask]

Subs all over the place: Mantra for May Flowers (not working out the rest of his matches), Jack sort of getting Hijo del Cien Caras’ spot, Eterno in for Centauro, and Canek Jr. as an announced apparent for the tercera.

Pasion Kristal beat Miss Gaviota to win the cage match. IWRG loses to everyone. Miss Gaviota gave his name as Wendy Martinez Cabrera. Link has the unmasked photo.

Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. snuck in a foul on Scorpio Jr. Gringo Loco celebrated US Independence Day with his own cheating to win.

CMLL has Diamante working the second match on Friday, instead of two Molotovs.

Gamestop now lists Heroes del Ring as coming out October 12, which would be a two month delay.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Invasors/Angels, lineups

CMLL (SUN) 07/04 Arena Coliseo [@cmllmagazine]
1) Bengala & HorusCamorra & Cholo
2) Hooligan, Nitro, SkándaloFabián el Gitano, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata DQ Histeria, Monsther, Oriental
4) Ephesto, Texano, VangelisHijo del Fantasma, Metro, Toscano
5) Brazo de Plata, Místico, ShockerJushin Liger, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla

Fabian replaced Tony Rivera, who’s been showing up on a lot of outside bookings lately. Nitro beat Fabian for the win, and probably should teach Dr. X how to accomplish that.

Not really high on the Invasors losing to the Angeles if we’re still supposed to be taking them seriously as a top threat, but it happened in a smart way. The rudos tossed Angel de Oro over the top rope in the third fall, which isn’t called a DQ any place outside of CMLL. Invasors should be claiming ignorance. It does seem like this isn’t the end of this feud.

Not a lot about the top 2. Texano got Fantasma for the deciding pinfall in the semimain. I suspect there was a Mistico/Liger challenge in the main event.

LuchaLibreAAA.com is down because they forgot to renew the domain. Someone probably stopped using whatever email address they used to sign up for it, never got a reminder notice, and didn’t know it was expiring out until it stopped working today. (I am familiar with this sequence of events happening to others.) They should be back as soon as they get the right person to answer an email – and they still have http://triplea.com.mx/ if they want to use a different domain. In theory, the domain is open to anyone to buy one it expires, but domain companies usually hold onto it for 30 days in case something like this happens. More than you wanted to know!

Prior to his singles match with Ultimo Guerrero, Psicosis was excited to prove he was as good as Ultimo Guerrero, though he’d prefer to have a fair referee like Tirantes officiate the match.

Cronicas Y Leyendas has a photo of a bloody Ray Mendoza in California.

DJ Spectro has a look back at Lou Thesz vs Canek, a match which actually occurred, Aguila del America in 1985, and posts video of some Pavillion Azteca matches.

SuperLuchas has an interview with Oaxaca’s Vuelo Especial. #371 of the magazine has an exclusive interview with Rey Misterio.

Also, in his own interview, Dr. X suggests a cage match with Sensei, Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Angel Azteca, Diamante, Fabian el Gitano Puma King, Tiger Kid, and los Cancerberos. That was probably about what the match – should happen sometime in August, maybe as one of the Fan Appreciation shows – was scheduled to be at the time, though Dr. X probably should’ve mentioned his Tuareg amigos (?) as possibilities. The theme is young tecnicos vs old rudo, the names are always subject to adjustment. Now, between the finish in the terecera today, and the lineup below, there may be a third group (or at least an expansion in contest of the second group.)


IWRG (THU) 07/08 Arena Naucalpan
1) Héros vs Dark Devil
2) Eragon & Super Halcon Jr. vs Fishman Jr. & Hijo del Signo
3) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Jack Evans, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly vs Dr. Cerebro, Freelance, Suicida
5) Máscara Año 2000 & Veneno vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan

Even though we might see the match, I’m entertained by the semimain match occurring at all. Main event builds off the finish this past week; Piratas have now down as many tag feuds after having the tag titles as they did while having the titles.

AAA (SAT) 07/10 Arena Neza
1) Mini Charly Manson & Octagoncito vs Mini Histeria & Mini Psicosis
2) Aerostar & Fabi Apache vs Billy Boy & Sexy Star
3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
4) La Parka Jr., Octagón, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Electroshock, Silver King, Último Gladiador

AAA’s running Arena Neza. Someone should.

IWRG (SUN) 07/11 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eragon, Hijo del Pantera, Super Halcon Jr. vs Crazy Star (M), Imposible, Magia Negra
2) Bobby Lee Jr., Chico Che, Miss Gaviota vs Canek Jr., Kung Fu Jr., Trauma I
3) Centauro, Pantera, Veneno vs Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Oficial Fierro
4) Extreme Tiger, Gato Eveready, La Parka Jr. vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Oficial 911, Pirata Morgan

Crazy Star (M) because I assume it’s not the former CMLL women. They’ve both been active in the DF indies at the same time, I wonder if one ever gets calls for the others.  Kind of odd to have the Oficials in separate matches and Pirata teaming with Mascara Jr. while he’s feuding with Mascara Sr. I’m guessing the IWRG crowd will not be big fans of Parka, but I’m not sure.

CMLL (SUN) 07/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Meteoro vs Cerveruz & Quca
2) Javier Cruz Jr. & Metatrón vs Infierno & Templario
3) Lady Apache & Silueta vs Amapola & Seuxis
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Toscano, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Card subject to change. Silueta/Seuxis continue to feud.

CMLL (SUN) 07/11 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Principe vs Disturbio & Mortiz
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs La Comandante, Princesa Sujei, Yeska
3) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano vs Maniaco, Monsther, Oriental
4) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Felino, Negro Casas
5) Brazo de Plata, Místico, Shocker vs Héctor Garza, Texano Jr., Último Guerrero

Angels & Fabian continue to feud with the Invasors, which seems to put those rudos – and not the Canceberos or other Tuareg – in line for the cage match.

Of course, Oriental can only put his mask on the line in a cage match in August if he doesn’t lose it next Monday. They can always sub someone else in this feud for Oriental and everyone’s not always on the same page about who’s going to be available when. However, and not solely because of one result and one lineup, I’m less certain events are occurring as I thought they would. I still think Mistico is beating Oriental for his mask, and I still think it’ll happen in Nuevo Laredo. It just may not happen in July.