08/03 AAA TV Lineup (Queretaro)

AAA TV (FRI) 08/03 Auditorio Jose Maria Artega de Queretaro [noti aaa]
1) Mascarita Divina & Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
2) Aero Star, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Super Fly vs Cuervo, Espiritu, Scoria, Toxico AAA
3) Alfa, Apache, Fabi Apache vs Cinthia Moreno, Laredo Kid, Oriental
4) Alan Stone, Super Calo, Zumbido vs Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger, Joe Lider
5) Elegido, Intocable, Zorro vs Abismo Negro, Antifaz, Histeria
6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico vs Kenzo Suzuki, Ozz, X-Pac

Air Date (assuming everything airs)
Mex: 08/19
US: 09/08

Guapos versus Mexican Powers is slightly new, I guess. Everything else continues on aimlessly. Nice to see Chessman still won’t be out selling anything ever.

Hey, Toxico’s still around. The listing makes it sound like he’s part of the Sect, but that can’t be right.

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CMLL Anniversary Show List

Why didn’t I think to check prowrestlinghistory.com? I’m dumb. It was probably better for double checking and validating that I went and spent a week building my list before looking at theirs, but still, dumb.

Anyway, this – http://www.luchawiki.org/index.php?title=CMLL_Anniversary_Show_Results – is what I’ve got. It needs to be better formatted, but I’ll get to that later. I’m thinking about asking in broken spanish on ByL if anyone can fill in any of the blanks, but if you can think of better ideas, let me know.

07/30: Coliseo, Monterrey, Neza

CMLL (SUN) 07/29 Arena Coliseo
1) Jeque & Vaquero b Sensei & Trueno
2) Metálico, Super Nova, Tigre Blanco b Apocalipsis, Dr. X, Ramstein
3) Amapola, La Nazi, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Diana La Cazdora, Marcela
4) Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Virus b La Máscara, La Sombra, Tony Rivera
5) Atlantis, Olímpico, Tozcano b Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Negro Casas

Amapola beat Marcela again, so they agreed to a title match next week. In the semimain, Virus and Tony Rivera challenged each other to a hair match. That match apparently will actually happen, though it’s not clear if it’ll be this week or next. CMLL did post next Sunday’s card, but it’s the version with a placeholder dummy match instead of either singles match.

CMLL (SUN) 08/05 Arena Coliseo
1) Cadaver de Cielo I & Cadaver de Cielo II vs Anima del Convento I & Anima del Convento II
2) Angel Azteca Jr. & Molotov vs Vaquero & Zayco
3) Stuka Jr., Super Nova, Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico
4) Heavy Metal, La Mascara, Maximo vs Averno, Mephisto, Sangre Azteca
5) Dos Caras Jr., Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Toscano

Ovaciones also complains about Jeque’s push.

indy (SUN) 07/29 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Aguila Extrema & Iron Extreme b Akido & Mercurio
2) Iron & Ramses b Barba Roja & Hijo del Pirata Morgan [super libre]
3) Alan, Rey Infernal, Super Calo b Chiva Rayada, Latin Boiler, Xtreme Tiger [bull terrier]
4) Hator & Monje Negro Jr. b Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. [seconds hair]
5) Antifaz & X-Pac b Intocable & Tinieblas Jr.

Fans got their heads shaved, not Arturo Rivera. As if there was going to be another finish.

CMLL (SAT) 07/28 Arena Neza
1) Bacteria & Sakura b ? & Rey Mariscal
2) Pequeño Violencia & Pierrothito b Electrico & Shockercito
3) Luna Magica & Sahori b La Seductora & Rosa Negra
4) Fabián el Gitano, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. DQ Hijo de Pierroth, Hirooki Goto, Shigeo Okumura
5) Místico, Sagrado, Volador Jr. b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Pierroth Jr. fouled La Mascara in the semimain.

CMLL (SAT) 08/11 Ciudad Juarez
1) Sagrado & Volador Jr. vs Skandalo & Texano Jr.
2) Sangre Azteca vs Maximo [MEX WELTER]
3) Alex Koslov & Heavy Metal vs Olimpico & Terrible
4) Mistico & Negro Casas vs Averno & Dr. Wagner Jr.

Maximo’s a welterweight? He’s listed at 176 lb, weight limit is 172 – time for a diet! I know weight classes are fake, but I’m slightly worried about miscarriage of justice going down there.

I think Flecha lost his hair, though that box y lucha post doesn’t make it too clear.

El Manana has a photo of Felino and company practicing for their singing/dance contest. Just the picture is amusing. Did this air this week, or next week?

Mascarita Sagrada appears in rock group Kinky’s new video for “Uruapan Breaks.” Apparently, he’s a friend of theirs, but they met him thru mySpace, so I guess all the lucha mySpace profiles aren’t fake ones. I’ve only seen the first :30 of the video, but I can tell you it’s fantastic.

El Hijo del Santo is still in Spain, soon to wrestle Blue Demon Jr.

A reporter writes about his one match lucha libre career on OC Register. Over in the Daily Pilot (thanks to mikeinformer), Martin Marin of WPW talks about the time he wrestled an 80 minute trios match in the Yucatan. And then he caught a fish that was THIS big. Oh, you should’ve been there.

Magazines
Luchas 2000 #379 teases Wagner/UG and LA Park/Electroshock.

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08/02 IWRG Lineup

IWRG (THU) 08/02 Arena Naucalapn
1) Mr. Randal vs Golem
2) Halcon Salvaje & Samba vs Macho II & Puma King
3) Freelance, Kid Tiger, Marco Rivera vs 911, AK47, Fierro
4) Astro Boy, Ultraman Jr., Veneno vs Black Terry, Kai, Yamato
5) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Anibal vs Black Warrior, Hijo de Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

HE LIVES! I didn’t think it’d take two months for Jesus to rise again.

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07/29: Accion, Naucalpan, FSE

Accion

CMLL: Mistico vs Wagner, of course. Even in clips, there’s lots of shots of the soap opera costars. Mostly Wagner highlights, with Mistico getting in his stage dive. They skip the setup to the Ultimo run-in and the Mistico pin. Heroic job by Baby Richard for not noticing Ultimo climbing the ropes as he came back in to count the pin.

AAA: TripleMania main event, though it’s listed as Kenzo/Mesias vs Ciberentico/Chessman. We do get to see Charly and X-Pac, so who knows what that’s about. Chessman’s suicide attempt gets the skeletal replay, and it’s listed as 6m (19.6 feet) dive. The table not breaking sure didn’t help anything. Mesias’s accidental fire spot is well done, as those things go, and I was all set to mock it.

I missed DeporTV America today, but the video should be up tomorrow.

IWRG (THU) 07/26 Arena Naucalpan [superluchas, IWRG]
1) Halcon Salvaje b Shuriken
2) Yamato b Cerebro Negro, Nitro, Alex Koslov, Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, Black Terry, Villano III, Pierroth, Pierroth JR., Electroshock, Loco Max, Kai, AK47, Hijo del Solitario, HIjo de Anibal, Hijo del Diablo, Captian Muerte, Fantasma de la Opera, Kid Tiger, Trueno, Marco Rivera, Freelance, Fierro, 911, Cyborg, Xibalba, Sasaki, Ave Fenix, Star Boy, Misterio Verde [Rey del Ring]

That’s in reverse order of elimination (Yamato is the winner, Cerebro Negro was second to last, etc.) Match went 1h40m and airs on a special IWRG/TVC broadcast, August 13th.

(box y lucha foro) On Tercera Caida, Konnan said he plans to be back in two months. He floated bringing in ROH guys to AAA. I expect US indy guys to show up in AAA in the next couple months, and almost would be disappointed if they don’t. At the same time, I don’t expect them to be specifically ROH guys – since they won’t have much name recognition in Mexico, you find better bargains in cost and availability elsewhere, and ROH has been down on lucha forever – like about since Konnan’s match there, right? Not that I’m trying to make a connection, that’s just the last time I can think of it happening, maybe there was some Super Crazy stuff after.

THAT was a pointless digression.

CMLL on FSE #48 had
07/01 Coliseo: Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico b Felino, La Mascara, Valiente
07/01 Coliseo: Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero b Toscano, Ultimo Guerrero, Universo 2000

Did I score a perfect on my lineup project this week? Yay for me. (The FSE lag helps.)

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07/27 AAA TV Results (Cd. Madero)

Previous: 07/06 (Puebla), 07/15 (TripleMania), 07/16 (Leon)

AAA TV (FRI) 07/27 Centro de Convenciones de Ciudad Madero [aaa photo blogger]
1) Cinthia Moreno, Octagoncito, Oriental, Pimpinela Escarlata b Alfa, Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Mini Histeria
2) Extreme Tiger b Laredo Kid, Aero Star, Super Fly, Escoria, Hombre Sin Miedo, Rey Cometa, Pegasso [Torneo Alas de Oro]
3) Alan Stone, Scorpio Jr., Super Calo, Zumbido b Alberije, Brazo de Plata, El Elegido, Zorro
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera b Head Hunter I, Scoria, Shryu Dragon, X-Pac
5) Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias, Ozz b Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico [cage]

Air Date (assuming everything airs)
Mex: 08/12
US: 09/01

The recap doesn’t exactly list results, but you can put it together based on the pictures.

Legion won the main event cage match with some outside help from X-Pac. Chessman took a big move off a ladder thru a table. Hell Brothers had a valet, but I’m kinda expecting it to be a one time deal.

No Ron Killings in the semimain. I’m not sure that Head Hunter I and Scoria were both supposed to be in the match replacing him, but it effectively worked out that way. Extreme Tiger ran into help his side, and it was very much your usual Mexican Powers match. Shryu Dragon is another indy hardcore wrestler – he fits the Sabu tease without actually costing Sabu money. It looks like Crazy Boy got hurt by the end of this match, and Joe Lider really should be as well. After multiple tables being broken and Extreme Tiger coming off a balcony with a dive, the finish was X-Pac trying to Tombstone Juvy, and Extreme Tiger knocking Juvy on top with a dropkick. Makes you wonder what the point of everything else was.

Super Calo appears to still be wrestling under that name, but as a member of the Guapos. This match was the usual between these sides, and I think Calo picked up the win with a guillotine legdrop (and some help from Alan.) Zorro’s been eating a lot of pins for a guy who seemed to be their new top star.

Tons of dives in the Alas de Oro tournament; that should be interesting to see. Extreme Tiger beat Super Fly to take it.

Oriental won the opener by giving Alfa a German suplex, a reverse of the TripleMania finish and an indication that this will be ongoing. Figure a title match at one of the next two tapings.

Announced Future Tapings
– 08/03 Auditorio Jose Maria Artega de Queretaro
– 08/16 Gimnasio Agustin Millan de Toluca

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AAA Madero Photos

seem to be going up here. You can keep track of all the different blogs the AAA Photo Guy has by checking his profile; it’s a handy way to see if he’s started a new one.

So far, only the opener and the high fliers match up. That must’ve been the longest dive train ever.

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07/28: Mexico, lineups, GdR

ESTO

CMLL (FRI) 07/27 Arena Mexico [ova, superluchas, ESTO, Galeno del Mal @ box y lucha]
1) Astro Boy & Sombra de Plata b Calígula & Méssala
2) Hirooki Goto, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura b Leono, Stuka Jr., Super Nova
3) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b La Sombra, Mascara Purpura, Valiente
4) Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Sagrado b Damián 666, Texano Jr., Villano V
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone DQ Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Terrible
6) Místico b Dr. Wagner Jr.

Wagner won the first, and was well in control in the second fall, but pulled Mistico up one too many times. Mistico rolled him up for the win. Mistico’s mask was ripped and he was bleeding. He even got a new mask in the third fall, but you could still see the bleeding and it got ripped before long as well.

With Wagner laying on the ramp, Mistico tried an Asai Moonsault, but Wagner got his feet up. Wagner gave Mistico a brutal powerbomb on the ramp, and celebrated as doctors and officials checked if Mistico could still go. While he was celebrating, and the referees were helping check on Mistico, Ultimo Guerrero snuck in the ring, and ended up giving Wagner the Guerrero Special. Mistico got back up, springboarded onto Wagner, and got the win, though the match clearly laid out Wagner as the better wrestler.

Fans were very displeased over Mistico getting another unearned win, and showered the ring with drink cups and boos. Ultimo was taken off by security. Security tried to take Wagner but he bumped one of them. The fans were behind Wagner going into the match, and more so coming out of it.

Tecnicos won the semimain in two falls. Perros ripped off Blue Panther’s mask in the second fall, as that feud goes on.

Sombra was strechered out of his match, again, but the finish of the match was an off the middle rope Devil’s Wings, so perhaps that was a planned injury.

CMLL (TUE) 07/31 Arena Coliseo
1) Celestial & Electrico vs Fire & Sombrita
2) India Sioux, Luna Magica, Sahori vs Diosa Maya, Medusa, Seductora
3) Fabian el Gitano, Leono, Ogun vs Goto, Loco Max, Okumura
4) Felino, Mictlan, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Misterioso Jr.
5) Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr. vs Olimpico, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL (FRI) 08/03 Arena Mexico
1) Shockercito & Tzuki vs Pequeno Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Dark Angel, Diana la Cazadora, Lady APache vs Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
3) Heavy Metal, Sombra, Stuka Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Blue Panther, Mistico, Negro Casas vs Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Lizmark Jr.

Guerreros del Ring #88 has
07/20 Mexico: India Sioux, Luna Magica, Marcela b La Nazi, Medussa, Rosa Negra
07/22 Coliseo: Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr. b Terrible, Villano III, Villano V
profile: Metalico

Superluchas has complete IWRG Rey del Ring results, and I’ll get that up here later.

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07/27: Mexico, Puebla, AAA, Gudalara, Xalapa, Veracruz

ESTO

Big main event in Arena Mexico tonight:

CMLL (FRI) 07/27 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Sombra de Plata vs Calígula & Méssala
2) Leono, Stuka Jr., Super Nova vs Hirooki Goto, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura
3) La Sombra, Mascara Purpura, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Sagrado vs Damian 666, Texano Jr., Villano V
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone vs Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila, Terrible
6) Mistico vs Dr. Wagner Jr.

I finally get this feud, now that CMLL’s preview has taken me by the hand and walked me thru it.

Up till, say, three weeks ago, Dr. Wagner Jr. was confident he was The Best Wrestler In The World. Mistico had some big matches, Mistico won some titles, Mistico won some belts, but Dr. Wagner Jr. just thought he was a good kid who won a lot. (And his belt is bigger and shinier.) Wagner & Mistico made a good team when they teamed, but Wagner knew for sure that if they ever faced, he could swat the kid down, because he’s The Best Wrestler In The World.

Then, Mistico (& la Sombra) beat Wagner (& Purpura) and Wagner’s perspective on the world was shattered. It’s no wonder he joined the rudos, he had to join the rudos to face Mistico and he had to face Mistico to beat him. Wagner wasn’t looking to be a rudo full time, he was just looking for a way to prove he’s the best. He got the win in the the trios match, and then he grabbed a partner and beat Mistico in a tag match. And just because people thought he fouled Mistico, he’d do one more tag title match to unquestionably prove the point. When Mistico stole the win, Wagner was shattered again, and so we’ve come to this.

If Wagner wins, he can once again claim to be The Best Wrestler In The World (though the matter isn’t totally finished, especially if it’s not clean.) If Mistico wins, then what? The mask challenge, which probably won’t happen, for sure. Would they let Mistico wrestler for a heavyweight title?

Ovaciones has a preview of the show, as does ESTO and NOTIMEX, all focusing on the main event. ESTO says the trio of Averno, Mephisto and Ephesto “is more dangerous than Satan.”

There’s a thread over on DVDVR discussing the show.

Ovaciones has an article on the Rowdy Tecnico fans.

How long till a rematch?

CMLL (MON) 07/30 Arena Puebla [cmll, hugo999]
1) Legionario & the Tiger vs Ares & Toro Bill
2) Batman & Lestat vs Blade & Skandalo
3) Flash, Stuka Jr., Super Nova vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
4) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador vs Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
5) Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Averno, Ultimo Guerrero
6) Mistico vs Dr. Wagner Jr.

Meanwhile, AAA’s running a TV taping in Tampico.

AAA TV (FRI) 07/27 Centro de Convenciones de Ciudad Madero
1) Cinthia Moreno, Octagoncito, Oriental, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Alfa, Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Mini Histeria
2) Laredo Kid vs Aero Star, Super Fly, Escoria, Extreme Tiger, Hombre Sin Miedo, Rey Cometa, Pegasso [Torneo Alas de Oro]
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera vs ?, Ron Killings, X-Pac
4) Alberije, Brazo de Plata, El Elegido, Zorro vs Alan Stone, Scorpio Jr., Super Calo, Zumbido
5) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico vs Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias, Ozz [cage]

El Sol de Tampico has a preview. Dark match opener is listed here Impluso & El Lince vs Disturbio & Arana Maligna. Note the main event is in a cage – I’m going to go out on a limb and guess Chessman will attempt suicide and be fine by the next taping. Show starts at 9 PM local time.

I’m picking Super Fly to continue his winning streak and take the high fliers match.

(ESTO) Monito suffered a nose injury, and underwent surgery on Monday. He’s supposed to be out 15 days,

ESTO reports a team of CMLL wrestlers will take on the cast of a night time TV in a TV music contest. The show’s called “En Busca de la Nueva Banda”, and the CMLL representatives are Fabian el Gitano, Nitro, Felino, India Sioux, Princesa Blanca, and Amapola. This MUST make it on to YouTube. I think this airs on Sunday.

Atlantis is filming a (direct to video) movie called “Atlantis al recate“. The movie is about using dolphin therapy for people with psychologically and neurological issues.

Rocky Mountina News interviews Psicosis II about the Warped Tour. SPOILER: They give away his real name in the second paragraph. I may have ruined lucha libre by linking to that.

Thursday was the 65th Anniversary of Santo’s debut

CMLL (TUE) 07/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Mafia DQ Impostor
2) Azazel b Quazar
3) Metatron b Exterminador
4) Magnum b Infierno
5) Asesino Negro & Egipcio b Leon Blanco & Lider
6) Virus b Valiente
7) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Vampiro b Cien Caras Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

Universo tried to give Wagner the Black Hammer, but the ref shoved him over, and Wagner cradles him for the win. In the 5th match, Asesino Negro snuck in a foul on Leon Blanco for the win.

CMLL (THU) 07/26 Puerto Jarocho, Veracruz [escualoasesino @ box y lucha]
1) Jaguar b Mercenario Jr.
2) El Gitano & Rey Garifo b Gabriel o Gabriela & Samuray
3) Dr. X & Super Colt b Fabian el Gitano & Tony Rivera
4) La Mascara, Mictlan, Volador Jr. DQ Sangre Azteca, Skandalo, Virus
5) Maximo, Mistico, Rey Bucanero b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Rey filled in for Heavy Metal, Super Colt for La Morgue, El Gitano for Perro Mocho Jr. and the opener was announced as a tag match originally.

CMLL (THU) 07/26 Arena Xalapa [escualo @ el martiente, doogie05 @ Satanico’s Mansion]
1) Jaguar & Linterna Verde b Guerrero del Infierno & Soldado Anonimo
2) Gabriel o Gabriela & Samuray b Perro Mocho Jr. & Rey Garfio
3) Dark Angel & Sahori b Hiroka & La Nazi
4) La Sombra, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Dr. X, Nitro, Skandalo
5) Averno & Dr. Wagner Jr. b Mistico & Ultimo Guerrero

AAA (MON) 07/30 Cancha de Futbol Rap, Nuevo Laredo [RFC]
1) Insolito, Maravilla Lopez, Rey Galactico vs Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
2) Brazo, Chiva Rayada I, Extreme Tiger vs Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan
3) Asrtuto, Super Calo, Tinieblas Jr. vs Antifaz, El Cobarde, Pirata Morgan
4) Hombre sin Miedo vs the Custom [mask]

I’ve never heard of the Custom. I have no record of him wrestling before. I can’t possibly guess who’s going to win here.

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07/26: AAA to NOAH, Monterrey

AAA/the Animal

Did we ever get an explanation about “the Animal”? I think because there was confusion over who he was and distraction from trying to figure out the 8 other things that happened from scattered reports, we didn’t spend much time discussing this “surprise.”

Hyped surprises always take on lives of their own. It’s somewhat unfair to the promotion – they didn’t say Black Warrior was going to be there, so they shouldn’t be blamed when Warrior doesn’t show up – but then it’s not like this doesn’t happen every time and so promotions should be well aware of what they’re getting into.

I think the Animal was even a disappointment beyond that. He wasn’t bad because he wasn’t Warrior, he was bad because he was some random stiff in a wacky outfit, who it seems we’ll never again (and I’m fine with that.) What the heck happened there? If it was a last minute replacement, then why did they have the suit? If they were planning The Animal all along, why? It’s all so strange.

CMLL says both Perro Aguayo Jr. and Lizmark Jr. will return next Friday. AULL kinda gave this way a week ago by listing both on their card that Saturday.

Noti Triple A says Oriental, Histeria, Antifaz and Laredo Kid will be heading to Japan for NOAH. They start with the promotion on 08/19 (though they’ll leave a couple days sooner.) No return date is announced, but I’d presume they’d stick around till the AAA/NOAH show in September.

You can also see photos of Cibernetico assuatling Annoying Wacky Entertainment Reporter at that site. Surely an angle, but I actually prefer to pretend it’s real, just for the thought of Cibernetico playing “got your nose!” in the middle of an argument.

indy (SUN) 07/29 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Aguila Extrema & Iron Extreme vs Akido & Mercurio
2) Barba Roja & Hijo del Pirata Morgan vs Iron & Ramses [super libre]
3) Chiva Rayada, Latin Boiler, Xtreme Tiger vs Alan, Rey Infernal, Super Calo [bull terrier]
4) Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Hator & Monje Negro Jr. [seconds hair]
5) Intocable & Tinieblas Jr. vs Antifaz & X-Pac

The semimain is fans hair vs Arturo Rivera’s hair.

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