CMLL (SUN) 05/06 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones, Alvin @ el Martinete]
1) Mini Halloween & Mr. Aguilita b Bracito de Oro & Tzuki
2) Dark Angel, India Sioux, Sahori b Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico b Felino, Mictlan, Tony Rivera
4) Alex Koslov, Neutron, Ultimo Dragon b Mephisto, Misterioso II, Virus
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Marco Corelone, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Olimpico, Tarzan Boy
Marco replaced Shocker. Neutron filled in for Maximo, and that’s the first time we’ve seen Neutron as Neutron since the cage match last summer. Ovaciones says the women’s match was the best match of the night.
indy (SUN) 05/06 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC @ lo mejor de lucha libre]
1) Karis, Orus, The Mummy b Angel Mortal, Gallego, Mr. Condor
2) Latin Boiler & Martha Villalobos b La Hechicera & Rey Infernal
3) Monje Negro Jr. b La Fiera, Sangre Chicana [bull terrier]
4) Antifaz & Mr. Niebla b Aventurero & Hator
5) Alebrije & Gronda II b Monsther & Pirata Morgan
The Mummy turned on his teammates. Looks like that trio has come unraveled.
Lots of articles on the Lucha Libre Expo
– La Cronica does the lucha libre article for people who don’t know what lucha libre is but are reading articles about lucha libre anyway
– Notimex has a general one from Friday’s show, I believe. Mistico was scheduled, and appeared in sling to sign 200 autographs. Shocker took his place there. The report here was the expo was good, but could be improved.
– El Vanguarida has notes from a panel discussion about the future of lucha libre, with Cibernetico, Pierroth (speaking as a wrestler and a CMLL front office guy), Canek and Dorian Roldan. No big insights here, and the usual “Mistico will never be able to reach the Mil/Santo level because he’s not a cross-platform star” discussion. According to Roldan, AAA averages an “8” rating (no idea what that means in Mexico), currently employs 114 wrestlers (quick, name all 114!) and promoted 200 functions in Mexico last year. CMLL has over 200 wrestlers under contract (which means they have no idea how many).
– Blue Demon Jr. brought 50 kids from the local children’s hospital and spoke about his own battle with cancer. This, naturally, led to a match with Veneno.
– There’s some fan reports; Mr. Reyes has pictures from Day 1, 2 and 3, and there’s a thread of unhappy people on box y lucha, feeling the expo over promised and under delivered.
IWRG’s site is still down.