DTU, Fiebre Amarilla vs Atlantida, Black Metal defeats caveman for title, Canek

photo by Black Terry Jr.

DTU (SAT) 07/06/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingR de Rudo]
1) Yuta b JhonkyKalibusJorge KebradaKiubyArtikusÁngel del MisterioOsirisAtomic StarMiedo Extremo
Jhonki, Atomic Star replaced Kalibus, Pequeno Cobra, Slayer Pack. Reports differ on if Kiuby or Arana de Plata was the third addition; best guess is Kiuby based on the pictures. Yuta beat Miedo Extremo for the win.
2) Kaleth & Niño Hamburguesa b Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano and Crazy King & Principe Escorpion and Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo and Araña de Plata & Pequeno Cobra
Locker/Rocker team scheduled for this match moved up one. Arana de Plata & Pequeno Cobra team seems to have replaced them, according to EdR.
3) Carta Brava Jr. I, La Magnifica, Locker b Comando Negro, Keira, Rocker
Match had been listed as three way tag with Arana/Perro Mocho (who seems to have missed all DTU shows), Carta Jr./Comando Negro vs Carta IWL/Cerebro Negro.
4) Epitafio, Judas el Traidor, Samael, Tormento NC Black Fire, Chica Ye-Ye, Demente Extreme, Peligro
Tormento replaced Leviatham, Peligro was the mystery man on the DTU side. Los Porros ran in to attack everyone, then got into an argument with Ciclope.
5) Steve Pain b Fenix (AAA)Príncipe HalcónJinzoOrionSádicoTomahawk T.T.HackerHormiga [#1 Contenders, DTU AI]
Fenix and Steve Pain replaced Septimo Dragon and Poison. Pain beat Fenix for the win, and wins a shot against Flamita at some point.
6) Drastik Boy & Flamita b Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards and Daga & Eterno
switched to the semi main (in before the ring was filled with leftovers from the hardcore match.) Upset win for Flamita & Drastik
7) Aero Boy & Violento Jack b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Cíclope & Paranoiko
switched to the main. Besides the usual violence, the LA Park Chair On Fire spot has made it’s way to DTU. Arana de Plata ran into help Ciclope, setting up lamps on the match, but Violento Jack put Ciclope thru them for the win.

It sounds like the fifth match was the best, but there’s not too many notes about the match quality. There’s really nothing said about the sixth match. I maybe have gotten the wrong Carta Brava.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Höruz & Robin b Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo b Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr.
Soberano replaced Starman. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Tritón b Raziel [lightning]
Triton won with a moonsault tornillo in a good match.
4) Bushiroad, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Boby Zavala, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos toko 2/3 in a good match. Delta & Maya challenged for a title shot next week, and Okumura & Namajague accepted.
5) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Thunder b Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr. b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3 in a slightly disappointing match.

Main event seemed to start a Estetas del Aire vs Avernos/Volador feud, similar to Puebla. They’re probably a few weeks away from doing that match.

Next week’s show is in Arena Mexico, according to the announcers at the end of the show. This might have been made clear during the earlier microphone challenges, but the ring microphone wasn’t plugged into the Terra feed from the second match on. There was no sound entirely from midway in the second match until Triton’s post match promo.

CMLL (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Brillante & Capitan (Guadalajara) b Relampago Azul (Guadalajara) & Samael (Guadalajara)
Debut for Capitan. Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Demonio Maya, El Yaki, Satara b Halcón de Plata, Idolo, Javier Cruz Jr.
Yaki back as a rudo, which makes since with that name. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Acertijo, Jocker, Sádico b El Hippie, Sky Kid, Tony Escobedo
Escobedo’s debut. Rudos took 1/3, Acertijo snuck in a foul on Hippie to set up the rudo win.
4) Black Metal b Bárbaro Cavernario [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE]
Metal took falls 1/3 to win the championship. Barbaro falls on fourth defense. Barbaro demanded a rematch in precisely two weeks.
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Rush b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Bucanero
Tecnicos took 2/3.

The title change could be a setup to Barbaro coming to Mexico City. He was good in his three day stint last month. It’s not like Arena Coliseo Guadalajara to care that much about their championships; they didn’t take them off Palacio Negro or Metal Blanco when they knew they were leaving or even when they came back.

Canek was the unadvertised surprise luchador on AAA TV’s taping in Ecatepec. Unclear why they brought in Canek and didn’t advertise him. La Parka worked the AAA TV taping and not the WWL show, while Eita did the opposite. More details about the AAA TV taping, though there’s not that many details to go around.

AAA had a photoshoot with Angelico & Jack Evans and the Reinas del Ring, along with a promo for Sunday’s taping which helps you not at all now. Sorry! Jack Evans yelling “woo” holds up.

The next TxT show appears to be on 07/27. This poster doesn’t make any matches clear except that the usual woman will face each other, and I think you could’ve figured that. It’s a Mexico vs the World Theme, which is pretty much the same as most of the TxT shows this year. Hijo del Santo is on the poster even though he’s said he’s not wrestling on the show.

Rob has video of a Los Payasos photobomb and CMLL 06/04/13

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL posted highlights of their press conference.

Cronicas y Leyendas looks back at the fall of the Intocables, Andre el Gigante in 1980, and video of Ray Mendoza & Cavernario Galindo vs Memo Rubio & Pantera Blanca from 1964.

SLP luchador Magico is out of action due to appendicitis.

Big match for Joel Lider on Friday.

New CMLL Tag Team champions don’t seem so scary.

Piratas defend their gold, AAA in Leon & Tijuana, CMLL preview

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 06/13/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Fulgor I b Seiya
2) Imposible & Picudo Jr. b Ángel Del Amor & Mr. Magia (2013)
Mr. Magia is said to be making his debut, so not the one from last year.
3) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro [super libre]
Centvrion hurt his knee in the second fall to a hospital. 911 pulled Dinamic’s mask again, but Dinamic rolled him up anyway for the win. Dinamic wants a shot at 911’s Rey del Ring.
4) Decnnis, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Scorpio Jr. b Chico Che, Pantera, Veneno
Guapito fouled Veneno and Scorpio pinned him for the win.
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Eterno, Súper Nova, X-Fly [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas took 1/3, when Super Nova twice hit Eterno with dives by mistake. Pirata submitted X-Fly for the win. Piratas’s second defense.

Last Thursday’s show was taped for AYM/LAS. This week’s Thursday show was not taped at all.

AAA quietly has a taping today in Leon. It’s been understandable lost in the TripleMania build up, because it’s a show apparently being taped before AAA’s biggest show of the year to air after. Not much can happen, though a lot of the major people from the TripleMania show will be on this one. Perro & Cibernetico are the exceptions, but all three guys in the heavyweight championship picture and many of those battling for the tag team championship are on this show. The scheduled main event is Chessman, Texano, and Villano IV vs Canek, Mesias and La Parka, which is a much odder set off teams than when this show was first announced. Canek is a rudo on TripleMania teaming with V4 but facing him here. Mesias also may be a rudo by the end of TripleMania. Chessman and Texano are definitely not friends too, but how much AAA of that wants to play out is questionable.

Electroshock & Heavy Metal take on Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Silver King in the semimain, with another Secta vs Perros del Mal encounter in the fourth match. Steve Pain makes his AAA TV debut teaming with Carta Brava & Eterno against Angelico, Drago and Jack Evans, and the second match continues the Atomic Boy vs Apache feud in a mixed trios. There’s an opener, but the participants have not been listed (and I’d guess it’s local guys given they’re announcing Eterno in a match.)

The 2nd & the 3rd matches seem like the sort of matches which would air on Fusion, which would make this only a single week of TV for AAA Sin Limite. The problem with that is AAA hasn’t announced any tapings post TripleMania, and would need to be taping next weekend if Leon is going to last only one week. (Maybe TripleMania will air on TV after all?)

Cibernetico, Perro Aguayo Jr., Flamita, Pentagon Jr., Jennifer Blake and others are in Tijuana tonight, part of a The Crash show. Cibernetico and Perro Aguayo have a singles match two days before their hair match, and others are involved in a cruiserweight title tournament.

CMLL’s Arena Mexico show’s main event pushes the perennial Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis and La Sombra vs Volador Jr. feuds, with the odd ball combination of Titan and Pierroth rounding out the trios. Many of the guys who’ve made recent hair match challenges are bunched together in the semifiinal, so that should end with even more challenges. Dragon Rojo vs Rey Cometa is the lightning match, back for one week with no En Busca de un Idolo singles matches. That tournament continues with a Negro Casas, Stuka, Valiente vs Virus, Vangelis, Fuego. (I may not be able to record that; this would be a good week to message me when the live stream turns up.) NJPW’s Bushi debuts here in a good looking tercera, but everything is probably going shorter than usual with six trios and one singles match tonight.

R de Rudo, Estrellas del Ring and MedioTiempo have stories about AAA’s annual pilgrimage parade. A lot the same as every year, though it looks like they got COMEX to sponsor it this year. As usual, there’s mystery people in big group picture – who’s the guy in the Tinieblas style mask?

Frequent retiree Vampiro says he’s back full time and signed a five year deal. Riiiiiiiight. I’ve been concerned on Chessman’s behalf for a while about how AAA keeps calling him Vampire Killer and even though I doubt any five year deal in lucha libre, this fits with that concern. I’d recommend Chessman not climb up any tall objects or set up any tables on Sunday.

La Lucha se la Hace, the SLP based lucha show I’ve been posting for the last few months, will now start airing on Mexicanal Sundays at 5pm central. The quality of the webstream has been pretty poor, so this might be much improved if it airs as scheduled. (Which reminds me, the GALLI show never aired on either of the two announced times.)

Rompe Huesos looks back at other TripleMania hair match.

Kcidis has a drawing of Fuerza and Juventud Guerrera for Father’s Day. Fuerza is smiling, which seems totally unlike him unless Octagon is slumped on the ground nearby.

A press release on TripleMania’s iPPV notes 26% of their website traffic comes from other countries.

Sadica wants a title match with LLF champ Angelica.

Local luchadors were honored in Arena Coliseo Mexicali.

TV commercial for next week’s CMLL show in Arena Queretaro.

AAA QPPLC, IWRG, Toryumon, Caneks vs Wagners

AAA QPPLC (SUN) 10/14/2012 Centro Expositor, Puebla [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Mini Psicosis, Semental, Sexy Star b Dinastía, Fenix, Jennifer Blake
2) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Daga, El Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata
3) Electroshock, Jack Evans, Vampiro b Chessman, Silver King, Zorro

Weird teams appear to just be who ever was around.

This stop did a big crowd. 4,458 stopped by on Saturday, 7,908 on Sunday. Trainers were El Apache, Fabi Apache, Brazo and Konnan, and judges were Zorro, Silver King, and Chessman. 50 luchadors tried out.

advancing to the year end final

  • Apolo Estrada Jr. (former Monterrey guy who worked in openers in CMLL in 2009-2011 and IWRG in 2011. Last seen in Acapulco.)
  • Lucky Boy (DTU Academy, has also trained with the Navarros, Puebla indy wrestler, finalist from Puebla last year)
  • Blazer (Arena Aficion regular for a while, advanced to finalist last year, ended up in Silver King’s Wagner Promotions)
  • Paloma Rouse (new DTU girl, originally from Veracruz)
  • Niño Hamburguesa (DTU cult favorite)
  • Rey Celestial (Puebla indy wrestler)
  • Rocky Lobo (DTU trainee, originally part of the Super Crazy group of kid luchadors which produced Dinastia)
  • Astro de Plata (IWRG trainee)
  • Bárbaro I (ex-Arena Puebla local, now Puebla indy, advanced to final last year)
  • Bárbaro II (Puebla indy)
  • Jinzo (??)
  • Hey Lex (?? – from Puebla) – spelled Hycharius here.

Next QPPLC sessions in Guadalajara on November 10/11th. It’s a few weeks before Guerra de Titanes, and the last preliminary round before the final on December 8.

IWRG (SUN) 10/14/2012 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Astro Rey Jr. & Johnny Rivera b Epidemia & Star Boy Jr.
Star Boy is back as a rudo, Astro Rey is just back. Straight falls for the tecnicos, though the rudos dominated most of the match.
2) Dinamic Black & Freelance b Comando Negro & Jack
Yack is back as a rudo, replacing Impossible. Tecnicos took 2/3, Freelance winning with a top rope ‘rana on Comando Negro. Money thrown back in the ring.
3) Factor, Freyser, Rayan DQ Carta Brava Jr., Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
Freyser replaced Carta Brava I. Rudos took 2/3, Factor tossing his mask to AK47 for the DQ.
4) el Ángel, Pantera, Veneno vs Scorpio Jr., Violencia Jr., Zumbido
Tecnicos took 2/3. Violencia Jr. wants a title match with Angel, but it was Veneno who beat Violencia Jr. with a senton for the win. Money thrown in the ring.
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Pirata Morgan b Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Relevos Increíbles]
family didn’t want to fight finally, but the Hijo de Pirata/Cien team jumped the opposition and took the first. Fans yelled at the teams until they fought their usual partner. Pirata Sr./Hijo de Mascara rallied back to take second. Factor was doing a ringside interview in the third, and Hijo de Pirata & Cien attacked him. Third fall saw Pirata Sr. beat Cien and Mascara beat Hijo de Pirata with a top rope powerbomb. Factor came for revenge with a chair, setting up another triangle match with Hijo de Pirata and Hijo de Mascara

This show may air tonight on AYM Sports.

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 10/14/2012 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca [Estrellas del Ring]
1) AGU, Dowki, Hanaoka b Akuma 3:16, Celestik I, Celestik II
Japan vs Mexico
2) Dalis la Caribeña & Mima Shimoda b Goya Kong & Muñeca De Plata
the Brazo sisters teamed, but lost.
3) El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Signo, Taurus b Magnus, Mr. Rolling, Platino
Hijo de Medico Asesino pulled Magnus’ mask and cradled him for the iwn.
4) Astral b Demus 3:16 [DF LIGHT]
Astral won the title in Demus’ first known defense. Demus demanded a rematch.
5) Negro Casas & Último Guerrero b Hijo del Fantasma & Último Dragón
Negro snuck in a foul on Ultimo Dragon

This was the benefit show from Electrico, who was hurt at the previous Toryumon show.

Astral and Demus rematch in a lightning match in Puebla tonight.

UWE (SUN) 10/14/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos [Estrellas del Ring, MT]
1) Beda, Oberón, Spider Boy b Antheus, Pakal, Striker
2) Ángel de la Noche, Ángel Del Amor, Yuki Dragon b Herejía, Judas el Traidor, Psicópata
3) Cerebro Maligno, Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Rey Krimen b Black Lemus, Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana, Yakuza
Rocky and Yakuza want a title match versus Iorn Love & Chucho el Roto
4) Esther Moreno, Rossy Moreno, Taya Valkyrie b Big Mama, Felina Metalika, La Vaquerita
straight falls. Big Mama and Felina Metalika replaced Keira, Taya joined the Morenos.
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Eterno, Oriental, Super Crazy
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. DQ Canek & Canek Jr.
Caneks took the first, Wagners the second. Both tried martinetes in the last, and Canek yanked off Dr. Wagner Jr.’s mask when trying to martinete Canek Jr. for the DQ. Caneks just took all the Wagner masks after the match and challenged for the UWA title.

Hector Garza is off this weekend’s AAA show in Arena Coliseo Monterrey. Zumbi takes his place. Garza seems to have an odd illness which prevents him wrestling except for Heroes Inmortales. I’m sure this will be resolved one way or another.

The third part of Dorian and Konnan’s interview is here. I’m listening to this as I type this, but I forgot the link!

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No one stains Rayo’s name quite like Rayo does.

Fantasy says he told everyone he was going to win, no one believed him, but now he’s got Mercurio’s mask and he wants a title match next.

Rob has highlights of 03/23/12 CMLL.



IWRG (THU) 10/18/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Johnny Rivera vs Matrix Jr.
2) Amazona, Centvrión, Voladorcito vs Bracito De Plata, Imposible, La Sádica
3) Carta Brava Jr., Freyser, La Cobra vs Carta Brava, Comando Negro, Tóxico
4) el Ángel, Tony Rivera, Veneno vs Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Heddi Karaoui
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Eterno

Carta Brava Jr., who’s tagline is that he’s the best rudo, appears to be a tecnico in his feud now.

CMLL (SUN) 10/21/2012 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Leono vs Inquisidor & Zayco
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, Sensei vs Cancerbero, Hooligan, Raziel
3) Bam Bam vs Pequeño Olímpico [lightning]
4) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, Triton vs Hijo del Signo, Misterioso Jr., Vangelis
5) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Felino, Pólvora, Tiger
6) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Diamante Azul vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Volador Jr.

If he shows, it’s Bam Bam’s first match since June. The minis mentioned a month back that he was cleared to returned but frozen out on a return date.

Announcers have been calling Tonga “Samoan Terrible”. They’ll team with Volador here.

CMLL (SUN) 10/21/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante vs Sádico
2) Black Metal & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) El Divino & Máscara Mágica vs Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
4) Eros, Gallo, Leo vs Bárbaro Cavernario, In Memoriam, Infierno
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Niebla Roja, Sangre Azteca

Dragon Rojo pinned Hijo del Fantasma with his feet on the ropes yesterday, but Fantasma still wants a title match.

03/22: IWRG, Toreo, Mistico, Wagner, Juvi, Dos Leyenda, lineups

IWRG (SAT) 03/14 Arena Xochimilco [SuperLuchas #307]
1) Mixteco Jr. b Goleador
2) Galactik & Miss Gaviota b Avisman & Vampiro Metalico
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Multifacetico, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman Jr. DQ Arlequin, Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Pierroth II
5) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. b Scorpio Jr. [Rey del Ring]

New champ. Scorpio had MA2K Jr. done in a half crab, but both he and the refree were distracted by Hijo de Pierroth (Mascara’s second) beating up Multifacetico (Scorpio’s second) on the outside. Scropio let go, Mascara snuck in a foul and pinned him for the win. DQ in the semimain was for Pierroth II yanking Solar’s mask.

El Toreo (WED) 03/18 Arena Lopez Mateos [SuperLuchas #307]
1) Sombra Escarlata & Spider Boy b Mr. Flama & Sol de Oriente
2) Azabache Negro, Rey Cobra, Sismo b Black Man II, Falcon, Flecha (Skayde)
3) Romano Garcia b Danny Boy [hair]
4) Robin Hood Jr. & Super Panda b Epitafio & Terry 2000
5) Canek b Cibernetico [#1 Contenders, UWA HEAVY]
6) Dos Caras Sr., Killer Jr., Sicodelico Sr. DQ Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V

Mil was supposed to be in the main event, but was angry about something – I think the article says about not being in the main event, which doens’t make sense – and walked out of the building before his match (walking in front of the crowd to make sure they knew he showed.) Doesn’t look like this bit is drawing sell outs any more, at least not this night. Villano V yanked Dos’ mask for a DQ.

It took Cibernetico being accidentally hit by his second (Killer Jr.) and being fouled by Canek for him to lose here. That’s actually not as much as I’d thought.

Again, fighting between the seconds (Robin Hood Jr. and Rocky Santana) allowed Romano to sneak in a piledriver on Danny Boy for the win.

SuperLuchas #307 also has a big interview with Mistico. Besides the usual “I’d like to face whoever win the mask match” bit, Mistico also notes that when he was in Japan and CMLL did a Sombra/Volador vs Averno/Mephisto tag title match, it was a poor house. Mistico wants more people to be stars, but feels he should get more credit for how much he means and how hard he works. Mistico feels like he’s winning the crowd back little by little this year (though that didn’t seem to be case Friday night.) This interview is totally worth going out of you way to read for yourself.

IWRG (THU) 03/19 Arena Naucalpan
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Zatura b Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Mascara ANo 2000 Jr., Oficial 911

Give him credit – Dr. Wagner indeed made this show. The usual trend for guys who join one of the big 2 is to promise they’ll still be doing all their independent bookings when the press is there, and then quickly bail on them. (Silver King and Super Porky come to mind.) Lots of respect for Wagner if he’s breaking that tend.

Coincidentally, Wagnermania has Wagner cutting a promo on website commenters critical of him joining AAA. Dr. Wagner Jr. is a YouTube shooter, which can only mean the world is coming to an end. The Gladiatores have their own interview with Dr. Wagner about current effects.

Didn’t occur to me last night, but there was no Wagner angle on Friday’s AAA taping despite one being obviously set up in Madero. AAA is now listing Wagner’s self promoted shows, which are now using AAA talent.

The other news not exactly mentioned on luchalibreaaa.com is a backstage incident with Juvi, at least if you’re willing to believe his story in Record. “The leader of the Mexican Powers” (that’s what the article says) tells Record that he went out for his match, and came back to find his bag filled with human waste. Juvi went to Jack Evans to accuse him of doing it, when Konnan attacked him and Jack joined in. Juvi claims he’s got a broken nose, and bruises on his face and body.

This is surely the same story Lizzy Valentine is referring to on her mySpace page when talking about leaving AAA. This is also all Juvi’s side of the story, and his history of telling tall tales makes it really hard to take anything he says at face value – there’s definitely more going on here. (FWIW, Jack was in Juvi’s match, and still in the ring when Juvi escaped the cage, so Juvi really could really stand to improve his sleuthing abilities.)

However, the general public (and the press) are probably going to be unaware of Juvi’s history and this story looks really bad for AAA if it gets picked up in more places. It really depends on how far the story gets, but it’s tough to spin the leader of the wrestlers taking part in a two on one mugging and there’s probably some public punishment coming if this gets taken seriously. Also, whomever gave to okay to hire Juvi back inside the company (not Konnan!) is probably not too thrilled with it going so bad so quick.

Short term, Juvi’s done in AAA. I’d assume Ultimo Gladiador takes his spot in the cruiserweight tournament. Ultimo Gladiador seems to be a good dude, but no one’s been as quite as fortunate with absences as he has in AAA – he got started their with Crazy Boy’s injury and has gotten to hang around and better spots because of Juvi’s flakiness (and Super Crazy not coming in.)

Dos Leyenda follow up stories:

Villano V says he never even considered he was going to lose, and was hoping to main event a third straight anniversary show. He vows to continue fighting.

Ultimo Guerrero wants Villano IV to finish the Villanos off. UG credits Blue Panther with coming up with the idea to use the toque universal to pin Villano in the end, and goes as far as dedicating the win to Panther.

– ESPNDeportes restates the point that Villano IV is and will be the last masked Villano standing; they’ve told their sons to create their identities and not take their names (just as they did with their father Ray Mendoza), so there’ll be no Villano VI coming.

– Televisa Deportes picture comes along with tons of pictures

– I was wrong – Accion indeed has video of this match tonight. If ever one needed to understand the difference between the two promotions, this was a good two minutes for you – CMLL had a huge match decided by an abdominal stretch cradle, and this was followed by Chessman/Mesias in a cage using light tubes, and walking above the cage on barbed wire cords. Are they really both promoting the same lucha libre?

Box Y Lucha posted a truck load of articles Friday morning, none of which I saw until much later because Google Reader decided not to show new articles in half my feeds. (I think I fixed it, but who knows. As always, if I miss something worth reading, let me know.) There’s so many of them, I’m not going to write as much about them, but that doesn’t mean they’re not interesting.

They’ve got La Parka Jr. telling LA Park to get over it already and complaining about not being nominated for the the Televisa luchador award (he thought the idea was for the nominees to just be Mexican)

Dos Caras Jr. explaining his teased rudo turn was resolved off camera (everyone’s friends again, hooray), Axel talking the end of his CMLL sting much like in his SuperLuchas interview, Dark Angel talking about her trip to Japan (and not TNA, yet), Star Fire talking about her short career so far (totally wins me over in one interview, I’m a sucker), Sombrita and Mascara Dorada talking about the Puebla cage match, and Juanito Diaz, lightweight champion of the 60s. There’s also columns on Solar/Negro Navarro, Villano III on backstage fights (how timely!) and history pieces on Angel Azteca. Plus, a couple look back at Ultimo Guerrero‘s career, as if teasing a major change this past Friday.

An editoral in El Siglo de Torreon complains about the quality of libre referring. For some odd reason, they don’t think referee Viruta getting caught in the moment and doing a top rope plancha onto the wrestlers shows much impartiality.

LuchaWorld has Robert on the 12/08-9 and 12/15-16 CMLL MVS Shows, as well as KrisZ‘s news update.


IWRG (THU) 03/26 Arena Naucalpan
1) Garra de Aguila vs Keshin Black
2) Galactik & Mascara Magnifica vs Carta Brava Jr. & Mixteco Jr.
3) Fantastik, Freelance, Turbo vs Black Terry, BLack Thunder, Capitan Muerte
4) Head Hunter I, Head Hunter II, Veneno vs Arlequin, Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Pierroth II
5) Fuerza Guerrera vs Oficial 911 [IWRG IC WELTER]

911 lost, will get a title shot. OKAY. Turbo and Black Thunder appear to have become regulars here (as much as anyone who’s not a core guy is a regular.)

IWRG (SAT) 03/28 Arena Xochimilco
1) Garra de Aguila vs Comando Negro
2) Eragon & Latin Brother vs Carta Brava Jr. & Vampiro Metalico
3) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito I vs Espectrito de Ultratumba & Piratita Morgan
4) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Universo 2000 vs Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG) & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. [relevos sucidas]
6) ? vs ?? [mask]

Actually, I’m taking a leap and assuming they’re doing the final on this show, but the tag match is solicated as a relevos suicidas. Pretty clear favorite to lose of the four.

CMLL (SUN) 03/29 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Cholo & Zayco
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Mictlan, Sagrado vs Ephesto, Lizmark Jr., Terrible
4) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Mistico vs Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Been racking my brain all day, trying to figure out what the bonus match is. There’s no feud that I can think of – the show two weeks ago has little to do wtih the today’s show (thanks to all the subs.) One of Bam Bam, Pierrothito, Sombra or Sangre Azteca is probably defending their title here, if it’s at all being set up tonight. Feels like it could just be a typo.

CHOLO! Getting worried about him for a bit. Speaking of MIA guys, anyone seen Mascara Purpura lately? No matches in the last month, since the lightning match in Puebla.

CMLL (SUN) 03/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Katana & Malefico vs Angel del Mal & Infierno [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
2) Palacio Negro & Samurai vs Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
3) Boomerang & Gallo vs Acertijo & Mr. Trueno [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
4) Maximo, Sagrado, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) a replacement for Toscano, Hector Garza, Shocker vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero

Toscano’s booked like normal this week, but can’t make any of those shows. Warrior continues to work in GDL. That’s round 4 of the torneo, and I’m sure I’ll do a breakdown of the tournament later (so you know there’s a post coming to skip.)

02/05: IWRG, Wagner

IWRG (THU) 01/29 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) Imperio Azteca b Comando Gama
2) La Parkita & Mascarita de Oro b Espectrito I & Espectrito II
3) Jack, Trauma I, Trauma II DQ Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Chico Che, Freelance, Pendulo
5) Multifacético, Zatura, Zumbido b El Hijo del Solitario, Tetsuya, Toxico AAA

El Hijo del Solitario had been a rudo, but faught with his teammates and turned tecnico here. Multifacetico/Tetsuya feud still being pushed.

Freelance looks good in his match and wants a title shot against the Oficials, but he did lose. Chico Che got busted open again. Traumas want a title shot and won, though the win came when Black Terry decided to piledrive Jack. Opener was a sweep for Azteca.

After the main event, Veneno stormed out, wondering how IWRG could have a new Corporacion on the next show, since he knew nothing about it owned the trademark. The promoter told Veneno to take it up with the new group, not him.

IWRG (SUN) 02/01 Arena Naucalpan [the gladiatores]
1) Avisman & Nemesis IWRG b Eragon & Fenix
2) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Chico Che, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II [EdM TRIOS]
3) Tetsuya DQ Freelance
4) Fantasma Jr., Hijo del Solitario, Tinieblas Jr. b Capitán Muerte, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

And the twist is, the new Corp is a group of second generation tecnicos. This will not make Veneno happy.

For no apparent reason, Dr. Cerebro was Freelance’s second in special non-title singles match. Naturally, Cerebro got carried away and fouled Tetsuya, causing the DQ. Freelance was ticked, and there were three way challenges all around.

Gemelos and Chico Che fell apart as a team in the third fall of their title match. Gemelos may be going rudo.

Wagnermania (SUN) 02/01 Salon Issste 2000, Fransico Villa SN, Entrada A Los Heroes Ixtapaluca, EdM [the Gladiatores]
1) Moto Cross II, Potro de Plata, Rey Neza b El Pillo, Golden Bull, Rey Dragon
2) Bugambila, La Chola, Mini Ozz b Flor Metalica, Mini Oriental, Miss Gaviota
3) Mini Cibernetico & Mini Scorpio b Mascarita de Oro & Rey Parkita
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Super Calo b Monarca Jr. & Zumbido
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Olimpico DQ Hijo del Cien Caras & Scorpio Jr.

Canek attacked Wagner in the main event for the DQ (no clean pins!), and to demand a shot at  UWA Heavyweight title.

AAA (FRI) 01/30 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [the gladiatores]
1) Infinito & Miserable b La Chona & Ricky Ricon
2) La Parkita, Mini Billy Boy, Octagoncito b Mascarita de la Muerte, Mini Astuto, Mini Kenzo Suzuki
3) Cinthia Moreno, Dizzy, Tiffany b Bryan, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache
4) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown b Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
5) Chessman & Konnan b La Parka Jr. & Mesias

Mini Billy Boy! Bryan, whomever that is, does a stripping act. So dancer-hating Konnan walked out and destroyed him and the Apaches lost. Clowns are said to be at 269. Konnan got away with a foul on Parka for the win.

Alan Stone is the #2 man in Rey de Reyes. He’s also probably not winning.

(RFC) Pancho Tequila won the 50 man Royal Rumble in Arena Coliseo Monterrey.

Box Y Lucha has an interview about exotico La Chona getting into a fight on TV

Mr. Niebla chats on Box Y Lucha on 02/09 at 2pm.

LuchaWorld has Robert on AULL 08/04/07 (near the peak for them), CMLL GdL 07/29 and 08/05/07 and Rey del Ring 07.

01/21 Congress Theater Lineup


This Sunday, there’s a lucha libre card at the Congress Theatre. I’ve mentioned it before, but in case you’re still unaware

(ongoing thread about it on CPW.)

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to go to a show, so I was actually considering this. The main event is scary – Rayo and Mil are two guys firmly entrenched the ‘living on their reps’ stage of their career. I’m sure there will be plenty of people there who grew up watching them and seeing them in person will take them back to those warm happy memories, but I didn’t, so I’m just left with a bad match. Even still, the undercard could be fun…

…except, as I called when I first mentioned this show, the Bears are playing the same day. It’s not the same time, but the Bears game is pretty much the day. If they win, I want to stick around my TV to find out who they’re playing, and if they lose, I will hate the world and not want to deal with the pain of getting to the Congress Theatre from where I live.

Why aren’t they running on Saturday? They’re running on Friday in LA, so there’s either a show FMLL isn’t mentioning on their site, or they’re just paying Mil and Rayo and the others to hang out for a day. I’m not sure which is better.

I am entertained by them not bothering to announce matches for the undercard. Since they’re no better than half right and don’t mean anything, that’s probably for the best. It’s still too bad they haven’t figured how to announce a start time – that poster lists 6 (bell time?) and AdC’s site goes with 5 (doors open?)

If you check it on Sunday, let me know how it goes.

01/21 Congress Theater Lineup

FMLL (SUN) 01/21 Congress Theater Lineup
4) Lucifer, Aguila del America, Guerrero del Futuro vs SWAT Kat, Rayo Lazzer, El Dorado
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Mil Mascaras vs Canek, el Cobarde

Also listed as appearances: Lupillo, Lancer 2000, Gringo Loco, Coco Negro, Coco Verde, Mascara de Jade, Angel de la Muerte, Sulieta Azul

I have a perverse desire to see that main event, though I’m not sure I could actually pay for it and look myself in the mirror in the morning. Also, that’s the day of the AFC/NFC Conference Championships, so if the Bears actually win a playoff game, no one’s showing up here.

06/03 and 06/04 Chicago lucha shows

Three? shows this weekend in the area

Saturday, there’s a regular show at Chi-Town. It looks like the usual lineup, with Gallo Tapado Jr. and AAA’s Cassandro the guys brought in this time.

Congress has Lizmark & Canek vs Emilio and Satanico on Sunday show. Tickets are free, but they haven’t posted any other info about it – no start time, no other matches, no nothing. I would assume the same 5PM bell time as last time, but I don’t know.

Congress’s website has a banner ad (at the bottom) for a match on Saturday featuring those same four. Address is listed as 14 N 963 Route 25, East Dundee, IL 60618. That address should’ve been proofread once more; Dundee’s zip code is 60118. The bigger problem is I can’t find a map which has 14 N 963 Route 25 on it. (East Dundee is not so big that you probably couldn’t drive around and find it, though.) Wherever the show is, it’s listed as starting at 11am – though I think may just be for the festival, and not specifically the wrestling show.

Anyone going to these? I’m surely going to the Congress show, and if the times worked and I’m free, I would consider doing the double shot on Saturday if I knew how to get to various places.

If you’re involved with running either show (or are booked on the show), I’d love to have more info to pass along. I really don’t want to actually have to call people, but I just might.