Anniversary Show Main Event Announced

CMLL.com says

09/28: Blue Panther vs Lizmark Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero [mask]

So no one had this one.

This as good as any option they’ve come up with, and maybe Ultimo will get a mask win he needs.

The press conference was TODAY, and I can’t read. Chaos broke out after the main event was announced, with various challenges being thrown out to be added to the card.

– Perro wanted Lizmark Jr.’s mask
– Mistico wants Perro’s hair.
– Wagner wants Mistoco’s mask
– Villanos want Ultimo and Atlantis

Ultimo pointed out Atlantis is not in the hemisphere at the moment and isn’t due back for the anniversary show, which would seem to be an issue. Anyway, CMLL says they’re think about it, and if anyone’s really willing to sign their names to pieces of paper, they will find some time in September to run their match too.

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08/30: Coliseo, press conference pushed back one more day today

CMLL (TUE) 08/28 Arena Coliseo [cmll]
1) Pólvora & Vaquero b Sensei & Trueno
2) Apocalipsis, Dr. X, Ramstein b Ángel Azteca Jr., Super Nova, Tony Rivera
3) Leono, Mictlán, Stuka Jr. b Euforia, Nosferatu, Skandalo
4) Ephesto, Misterioso II, Satánico b Alex Koslov, Máximo, Ogun
5) Blue Panther, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr. b Lizmark Jr., Tozcano, Universo 2000

CMLL updated the pictures, but not the text, so I’m looking and guessing. I think Panther won the main event in two falls, with Lizmark yanking his mask for the first fall DQ and Panther cradling him for the second. Satanico may have faked a foul to win the semimain.

The big press conference is now Friday Today. CMLL.com wants you to know that the show could be one week earlier or one week later than expected. I hope they figure this out before tomorrow. (I wonder if depends on how fast Mistico’s healing.)

I’m changing my cage prediction to Perro/Hector vs Villanos vs Ultimo/Lizmark vs Panther/Wagner, mostly because I forgot about him. He’s apparently working this week, or scheduled to:

CMLL (THU) 08/30 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [El Sol de Cuervnava]
1) Antares & Linterna Verde vs El Cholo & Vampiro Metalico
2) Celestial, Robin, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) La Mascara, Mascara Purpura, Valiente vs Dr. X, Misterioso II, Nitro
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Sangre Azteca, Toscano, Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL (TUE) 09/11 Arena Queretaro [cristian1380 @ el martinete]
1) Eragon & Galaxy vs Bull Terry & Estrella Dorada Jr.
2) Dark Boy & Fuego Latino vs Dark Crazy & Furia Dorada Jr.
3) Perro del Ring vs Hijo del Fantasma [QUERETARO JH]
4) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico vs Principe Valiente Jr., Super nova, Valiente
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Volador Jr. vs Terrible & Ultimo Guerrero

In Tampico, the local director of sports (and person in charge of the Municipal Auditorium) explained last month’s Evolucion XXI show was canceled because the promotion had left the building in bad shape after previous events. It sounds like the director let the promotion know by padlocking the doors on the day of the show. I think a phone call might’ve worked better.

Noti AAA has highlights from an interview with the AAA guys on the Warped Tour about their experiences. There’s a link to the full video of the interview at the bottom. On the sidebar, they mention Konnan is resting at home in San Diego and hopes to return to Mexico in three weeks, which would be around the time of big show in Guadalajara.

Looks like Sadico won the AULL Lightweight Championship this past weekend.

Cibernetico has a new website up. It’s a wrestler website, so have the buttons list things Coming Soon.

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AAA #639

taped 07/16, aired 08/25

“Mini Extreme Tiger” was so great.

The big idea for the show was putting the rudos back over strong, to counterbalance the loss at TripleMania. I can understand that, but I would’ve been more into a new direction being set up. They really didn’t play up the La Parka Jr. injury angle or next week’s cage match as much as I thought they would.

Mini Histeria is just eh. The bigger problem is there’s no fun in having the minis matches as ridiculously overbooked as the rest of the card.

I hope the Guapos split means they do more with them. Outside of the Guapito skits here (still don’t know why he wanted a match where his guys lost aired), their matches on this show just kinda reminds me how underutilized they’ve been this year with the Intocable and Brazo de Plata feuds being dropped.

I’m sure the Mexican Powers are thrilled with the idea of feuding with Sabu, which makes 3. I presume they’re just going to wait till Guerrera de Titanes to do the match, without much more build. I’m sure the dream idea is to do Crazy/Lider vs Sabu/RVD for the tag titles, but RVD was disinterested in the business last I heard.

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08/29: Nuevo Laredo

No Coliseo results yet. Didn’t seem like there would be any news with them, so I’ll just post them tomorrow if/when they show up. Last Tuesday’s clips are up at TerraTV’s video site – they’re four minutes long this week. A week or so ago, I was trying to view one of these clips on a computer I didn’t regularly use, and found that updating my Java helped to get it to work.

The Anniversary press conference originally announced for Tuesday got moved to Thursday over the last few days.

I might as well take a run at this – guessing the names in the cage:

Lizmark Jr.
Perro Aguayo Jr.
Ultimo Guerrero
Villano V
Villano III
Blue Panther

Those six seem pretty sure. Maybe Sombra and a Perro (Hector?) to round it out and pitch it as four different teams: Perro/Hector vs Villanos vs Ultimo/Lizmark vs Panther/Sombra.

AAA (MON) 09/03 Cancha de Futbol Rap [RFC]
1) La Parkita & Mini Laredo Kid vs Mini Charly Manson & Mini Chessman
2) Mosco de la Merced, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II vs Billy Boy, El Brazo, Insolito
3) Hombre sin Miedo, Sangre Chicana, Sangre Chicana Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Viper 2007, Zumbido
4) Abismo Negro vs La Fiera [mask, hair]

Will Abismo Negro lose his mask on a spot show?!?!?!? (No.)

indy (SAT) 09/01 Club Deportivo Alianza [MARY @ lo mejor de la lucha]
1) Hechicero III vs Bad Boy
2) Angel del Silencio & Capitan Star vs Abogado del Diablo I & Abogado del Diablo II
3) Panthro Jr. & Tigro vs Codigo Rojo & Dr. Tormenta
4) Panthro vs Karonte [super libre]
5) Angel Dorado Jr. vs Azteca Warrior [mask, hair]

La Opinion talks to the people behind Lucha Va Voom. They’ll have a fifth anniversary show at the Mayan Theater on Thursday. I hope they come back to Chicago at some point.

La Parkita (one of ‘em, anyway), among other luchadors and artists, joined the Mexico City branch of the PAN political party at a press conference on Tuesday. The article says Parkita took off his mask to pose for a group photo.

AAA IN NOAH (thanks to Green Destiny)
08/28: Ricky Marvin, Oreintal, Laredo Kid b Antifaz, Histeria, Akihiko Ito [Marvin pin Oto]
08/29: Ricky Marvin, Oriental, Laredo Kid b Rocky Romero, Antifaz, Histeria [Marvin pin Romero]

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08/31 Arena Mexico Lineup (Updated)

CMLL (FRI) 08/31 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Tony Rivera vs Arkangel de la Muerte & Nitro
2) Fabian El Gitano (replaces Flash), Mascara Purpura, Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Shigeo Okumura
3) Felino, Heavy Metal, Sagrado (flips with Sombra) vs Ephesto, Texano Jr., Virus
4) Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Sombra (flips with Sagrado) vs Averno, Lizmark Jr., Mephisto
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Villano V vs Tozcano, Último Guerrero, Universo 2000

Odd to flip guys like that. Maybe Sombra’s scheduled for the cage match and Sagrado’s elsewhere that day.

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AAA #619

taped 03/10, aired 04/07 in the US, recap posted much much later

This taping felt much more relevant, even if it’s still many months dated. At least in the Elegidio/Abismo feud, it hasn’t moved along a beat because Abismo’s been gone so much.

Not that I care, since we never see him again and he mostly only exists to me as text results over on lomejordelucha, but why did Corazon de Barrio change his name to Aventurero anyway? He was guy, and now he’s still a guy.

The poor job of blurring Sexi Star’s face in the skit – you could totally see it at the end – is so AAA. I can’t remember if we weren’t supposed to know whom Billy Boy was talking to there, but it probably would’ve been a lot easier just to have her wear her Sexi Star mask (especially since Alfa is wandering around in the world wearing his mask nowadays.)

I thought the street fight might be better than it is, but crowd brawling works much better in smaller places and live than it does on TV, I think. They probably didn’t need to do this with the hair match next week, but it did push Fabi’s idea that Billy and Apache were going to destroy each other.

I wish more matches were as long as the Fuerza/Pirata vs Octagon/Fuerza one.

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08/28: Monterrey, Puebla, lineups

AAA (SUN) 08/26 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Baby Fox & Iron Extreme b Dr. Cianuro & Euforia (Monterrey)
2) Aguila Extrema, Guerrero Blanco, Iron b Dr. Ares, Mercurio, Virtual X
3) Fabi Apache & La Diabólica b Ayako Hamada & Kaoru Ito
4) El Elegido & Pimpinela Escarlata DQ Monje Negro Jr. & Rey Infernal
5) Cibernetico & Octagón b Espíritu & Hator

Monje Negro Jr. fouled Elegido to get DQed. Women’s match was said to be pretty good. Hamada and Ito turned on each other after the match.

indy (TUE) 08/28 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Black Nazi vs Aguila Azteca
2) Borrico vs Rey Cazador
3) Corazon Adicto vs Burrito
4) Ejecutor vs Dr. Tormenta
5) Hijo de Trueno & Pancho Tequila vs Bam Bam (indy) & Golden Boy

CMLL (MON) 08/27 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) La Mafia & Siki Ozama Jr. b Forajido & King Jaguar
2) Lestat, the Tiger, Tigre Rojo b Kraken, Negro Navarro, Skandalo
3) Lady Apache, Marcela, Sahori b Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
4) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero DQ Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000
5) Lizmark Jr., Olímpico, Último Guerrero b Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible

Ultimo got away with a foul on Perro for the main event win. Perro wants a singles match next week.

Alex replaced Negro (hurt) in the semimain. Universo fouled Dos, got caught, and then yanked Dos’ mask for good measure.

NotiVer(acruz) has a long interview with El Hijo del Santo, who worked Veracruz on Sunday. He worries CMLL is squeezing Mistico like an orange and he’ll be tossed aside as soon as all the juice is gone. He doesn’t like Wagner’s prancing in the ring of late.

Some Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 08/28 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Estrella de Jalisco vs Impostor
2) Nube Roja vs Danger (Guadalajara)
3) Guerrero Samurai II vs Exterminador
4) Gallo & Sagrado vs Lobo & Máscara Mágica
5) La Sombra vs Sangre Azteca
6) Vampiro vs Cien Caras Jr.
7) Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone vs Máscara Año 2000 & Último Guerrero

CMLL (THU) 08/30 Arena Neza
1) Marcela, Princesa Blanca, Sahori vs La Nazi, Medusa, Rosa Negra
2) Rayo Tapatio II & Rayo Tapatito I vs Caligula & Messala
3) Flash, Sombra de Plata, Starman vs Arkangel, Ramstein, Super Comando
4) Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero, Sagrado vs Terrible, Villano III, Villano V

IWRG (THU) 08/30 Arena Naucalpan
1) Tortuguillo Ninja I & Tortuguillo Ninja II vs Golem & Puma King
2) Halcon Salvaje vs Macho II
3) Fabian el Gitano, Freelance, Star Boy vs 911, AK47, Fierro
4) Mr. Aguila vs Damian 666, Ultraman Jr., Cerebro Negro, Bestia Salvaje, Blue Demon Jr., Negro Navarro, Enfermero Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. [Copa Azul]

AULL (SUN) 09/02 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Blasfemia vs Chico del Barrio
2) El Luchador, Pequeno Black Shadow, Rey Krystal vs Pequeno Angel, Pequeno Demonio, Pequeno Rebelde
3) Mr. Potro, Star Cat, Yakuza vs Black Jaguar II, Epitafio, Shuriken I
4) Epidemia, King Star Tiger, Robin Maravilla vs Rey Krymen, Tortuga Mutante I, Tortuga Mutante II
5) Psicopata, Terry 2000, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Onita Santana, Sadico

CMLL (SUN) 09/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Golden & Neno vs Impostor & Valentin Mayo
2) Guerrero Samurai & Nube Roja vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Gallo, Leon Blanco, Magnum vs Lobo, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Toxico
4) Rayman vs Sangre Azteca
5) Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas vs Mephisto, Toscano, Ultimo Guerrero

IWRG (SUN) 09/02 Arena Naucalpan
1) Andros & Tortuguillo Ninja vs Narco Satanico I & Narco Satanico II
2) Tormenta I & Tormenta II vs Chavo Extrem & Golem
3) Halcon Salvaje, Kid Tiger, Samba vs Fantasma de la Opera, Macho II, Puma King
4) Cerebro Negro, Freelance, Marco Rivera vs Kai, Sasaki, Yamato
5) Hijo de Anibal, Ultraman Jr., Veneno vs Electroshock, Hijo de Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

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AAA #616

taped 02/16, aired 03/17 in the US, recapped a half a year later.

I had some time, so I’m making some progress in clearing off my AAA backlog. This one of a few recaps which should turn up this week today and maybe tomorrow – they’re pretty bare bones, but the time of random openers is forever preserved.

This is one of the shows I had sitting around on my TiVo for so long, it’s showing it’s age even in slow motion AAA. It was strike how each match had something that’s either mostly or completely irrelevant by now

1) Diabolica/Martha feud
2) + 3) tag team tournament
4) appearances by Brazo de Plata Jr. and Tinieblas Jr.
5) Super Porky vs Scorpio Jr. feud (which just faded out)
6) Black Bufalo (which was meant to be that way) and Nicho

This is pre-Mesias’s return, which explains some of it, but I think there was also a lot of stuff which was plain not good (large portions of the women’s trios stick out) and they’ve just been weeded out. I’ve watched this week of AAA in between watching this show and writing up this post, so I know there’s plenty of things which still annoy me about AAA, but it’s better than it was earlier this year for fine.

Black Bufalo was fun enough for one appearance. I have more questions about how Nicho would’ve worked long term here.

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AAA World Heavyweight Tournament, so far

As best I can figure, culled from results and Chui’s comments about what’s aired on TV, this is where we are:

(dates listed are taping dates)
FIRST ROUND
08/16: Charly Manson b Kenzo Suzuki
08/16: Cibernetico b Mr. Niebla
***** Cibernetico REMOVED from tournament for losing IWC Heavyweight Title to Mesias *****
08/19: Mesias b La Parka Jr.
08/19: Chessman b Zorro

SECOND ROUND
09/09: Charly Manson vs X-Pac (replacing Cibernetico)
09/13: Chessman vs Mesias

FINAL
09/16: Verano de Escandalo – Guadalajara (Mesias vs Charly?)

Can’t ever make it easy, huh. Please just do a cibernetico for the next one.

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