Santo/Wagner/Park, Consejo vs Wolves/Tomahawk, Titan/Averno, Charly Manson

indy (SUN) 06/30/2013 Arena Solidaridad [KrisZ, LuchaMania]
1) Caballo Dorado, La Coronela, Solovino b Black Hanibbal, Destructor, Mini Hator
2) Atomo, Crazy Demon, Demonio del Caribe b Dark War, Norteño, Norteño Jr.
Demon used the ropes to win.
3) Ciber Payaso & Mortifero b Ángel o Demonio & Obett and Chamaco Gurrola & Galactar
Less extreme than you’d expect (maybe because of Santo?) Payaso used the ropes to get the pin.
4) Diluvio Negro II, Orquídea Negra, Silver Star b Koko Viper, Mongol Chino, Sergio Romo Jr.
Romo fouled Silver, Diluvio fouled Mongol, ref counted that second pin.
5) Trauma I & Trauma II b Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro
Best match of the night. Trauma II beat Cerebro Negro with a Canadian Destroyer.
6) LA Park b El Hijo Del SantoDr. Wagner Jr.
Complete brawl, into the crowd and mark ripping. LA Park complained about Santo getting involved in a match with Wagner & Park before the match and warned him he’d pay if didn’t back out. Santo didn’t back out, and LA Park gave him a martinete. Wagner got the pin somehow. Santo was strechered and taken to the hospital. Park powerbombed Wagner thru a table after 10 more minutes for the win. Wagner was also strechered out, though not before LA Park mimed burying him.

The latest on the Hijo del Santo injury storyline is he says he went under surgery this week and will be back in the ring in September. Pretty good turn around on neck surgery to be back in two months. Despite this, his Record column is still coming out tomorrow. For his part, LA Park blames Santo for getting involved in his fight with Dr. Wagner Jr.  Park doesn’t try to pivot the feud to Park vs Santo, which is peculiar because Santo seems to be setting that up as the replacement match. Easiest explanation is a Santo/Park/Wagner/??? four way with the fourth guy losing their mask.  CFan Deportes uses the opportunity to write about famous martinetes in lucha libre.

FLM (SUN) 06/30/2013 Auditorio Siglo XXI, Yucatan, Merida [Estrellas del RingR de Rudo]
1) Angel Vengador & Torino b Mensajero del Diablo & Rebelde Punk
Announced match had been Fly Warrior, Shadow, Tornado (DF) vs Belial, Fly Metalik, Metaleon.
2) Ángel del Misterio, Niño Hamburguesa, Psico Kid b Dragosth, Golden, Juana La Loca
Psico Kid’s team represents ICHIBAN, the other team are members of Demencia Dorada. Gargola, Nino Hamburguesa and Dave the Clown dropped from the ICHIBAN side.
3) La Magnifica & La Sádica b Demasiado & Faby Apache
Demasiado replaced Keira. Magnifica was Sadica’s surprise partner. Juana La Loca distracted Demasiado for the loss.
4) Argenis, Fenix (AAA), Yuta b Argos, Crazy Boy, Pentagón Jr.
Nino Harmburgesa will be with Crazy Boy
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Texano Jr. b Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, Tomahawk T.T.
Foreigners took fall 1, Consejo fall 2. Referee Copetes fouled the other referee (who was helping the foreigners) and helped the Consejo team win.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 07/02/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. b Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Nosferatu b Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Súper Halcón Jr.
Nitro replaced Disturbio. Rudos took 2/3, helped by a Soberano error.
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
Tecnicos took 2/3. Phantom Attack on Misterioso.
4) Virus b Bushiroad [lightning]
Virus won in six minutes and looked dominant.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr.
TRT took 1/3, won with a Tormento Guerrero.
6) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente b Averno, Pierroth, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3. Titan beat Averno again, and Averno finally conceded to a title match.

Averno accepted the challenge over on YouTube. Titan says he’s still the real champion.

CMLL (TUE) 07/02/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Esfinge & Smaker b Évola & Exterminador
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Artillero & Súper Comando b Leo & Sky Kid
DF rudos beat GDL tecnicos, taking falls 2/3.
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Silueta DQ Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3. Blanca dropkicked the ref by mistake. Goya & Blanca challenged each other post match.
4) Shocker DQ Mr. Águila
Aguila won the first with a moonsault, Shocker pinned him in the second, and Aguila tried to sneak in a foul on Shocker but was caught for the DQ.
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Princesa Blanca took Goya Kong’s mask, but is now stuck feuding with her for the rest of time. A genuine monkey’s paw situation.

CMLL has a press event Thursday at noon. It’s the usual bit of not announcing it publicly ahead of time, but bits and pieces leaked out.

  • The Infierno en el Ring cage match should be announced. We know the participants (the 10 guys in the cibernetico on Friday), and the only thing left is to say if it’ll be on 07/12 or 07/19.
  • Another major show will take place on Friday August 16, likely involving the same group of independent luchadors seen on the Arena Coliseo Anniversary show.
  • Marco Corleone teased a positive injury update which will be announced Thursday.
  • Titan vs Averno will definitely be spotlighted. Guerrero Maya plans on challenging for the Arena Coliseo tag team titles next Sunday, so maybe that’ll be officialized here. That show will probably also be an Arena Mexico one.
  • There should be updates on the En Busca de un Idolo tournament and CMLL’s recent adventures in Japan. It’s possible CMLL may mention their participation in the G1 tournament, since NJPW will be releasing the full list of participants in about 15 hours later.

There’s probably a bit more than that. It sure looks like there’s also a cage match coming in Puebla (on 07/14 or 07/21) and that’s something that should be stated here. Something spotlighting the Estetas makes sense.  Ideally, they’d go as far as announce the Anniversary show date as well.

AAA had a video interview with Electroshock last night, talking about how he got interested in lucha libre, the origin of his character and Charly Manson’s status.  One summary says Charly has still never been formerly sentenced and no one knows how long he’s in for.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Links

Lineups

DTU (SUN) 07/07/2013 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo
1) Kalibus vs Corazon LatinoYutaSacristanMantraFactor Miedo?
2) JC Maclean & La Magnifica vs ? & Zuzu Divine
3) Ángel del Misterio & Príncipe Halcón vs Jhonky & Jorge Kebrada
4) Black Fire & Slayer Pack vs Crazy King & Principe Escorpion and Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo and Miedo Extremo & Pequeno Cobra
5) Aero Boy, Cíclope, Paranoiko, Violento Jack vs Artikus, Drastik Boy, Hormiga, Principe Orion
6) Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Hacker & Kaleth

One more DTU show, also supposed to be taped by TVC Deportes. Autolavado = car wash parking lot, but this setting looked great when they showed clips from the most recent DTU show here.

IWRG (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Freelance & Galaxie vs Araña de Plata & Fulgor
2) Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Freeyser vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, Tomahawk
3) Astro Rey Jr. vs Imposible, Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
title is vacant, final survivors from a three way last week
4) Trauma I, Trauma II, Veneno vs Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., X-Fly
5) Negro Navarro vs Solar I [FMLL MASTER]
Negro is listed as champion

I’ve seen that match! It’s a good match.

indy (SUN) 07/07/2013 Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi
1) Galactar Jr. & Vandor vs Metal & Neurosis
2) Dragon Fury, Magnifico (slp), Rey Deimante vs Gemelo I, Gemelo II, Judoka
3) Aster Boy, Meteoro (slp), Turbo Kid vs Cachorro, Kukuxklan, Mensajero
4) Divino, Faraon De La Meurte, Oro Azul vs Black Extreme, Drack Conde, Extrem Fly
5) Bogar vs Virus [CMLL SL]
Virus is champion. Fourth known defense.

For real. Could Bogar become the Super Lightweight champion of the world? He’s got more of a chance than you do (unless you’re Virus.) First known defense of this belt since last October.

CMLL (MON) 07/08/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Fresbee vs Blue Center & Espanto Jr.
2) Leono, Pegasso, Robin, Stigma, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Disturbio, Espíritu Maligno, Inquisidor, Siki Ozama Jr., Skándalo
not listed as a cibernetico, but ten man tags usually are in CMLL.
3) Bushiroad, Diamante, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker vs Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Último Guerrero

They teased Skandalo & Espiritu Mailgno vs Stigma this past Monday, so probably more of that here (and no new main event program until that’s resolved.)

CMLL (TUE) 07/09/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Luna Mágica vs La Vaquerita, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Rey Bucanero, Tiger
4) Averno vs Titán [MEX WELTER]
Averno is champion. First defense.
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Thunder vs Mr. Niebla, Niebla Roja, Pierroth

If you go with the theory that Titan, La Mascara and Rush won the trios titles more by happening to be around the week CMLL decided they needed to do a trios change, then maybe it has little effect on the outcome here. Or maybe Averno just wins to keep the titles spread out. Should be really good either way, and the tercera does not look bad either. Namajague’s worked as a Terrible replacement before.

CMLL (TUE) 07/09/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Virgo vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Leo, Starman, Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Ráfaga, Skándalo
3) Goya Kong vs Princesa Blanca
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, Super Porky vs Olímpico, Psicosis, Sangre Azteca
5) Mistico, Shocker, Valiente vs Felino, Mephisto, Volador Jr.

A show!

IWL (TUE) 07/30/2013 Arena Aficion
1) Lolita, Medics III, Payaso Terror, Peligro vs Pasion Kristal, Pentagón Jr., Perico, Sexy Lady
2) Arkanos, Kid Jaguar, Shadow vs Centinela, Medics 1, Quimico Jr.
3) Argenis, Drago (AAA), Fenix (AAA) vs Freelance, Pantera I, Suicida
4) Infierno Kid, Ojo Diabólico Jr., Último Vampiro vs Aeroboy, Cíclope, Drastik Boy
5) Carta Brava Jr. I, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera vs Loco Max, Tony Rivera, Zumbido and Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro
6) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Obett [IWL TRIOS]

Only 41 luchadors on this show, anorexic by IWL standards. IWL appears to only have one main event. Tercera could be good if given time (and everyone shows up, which is not always the case with the ex-IWRG trio.)

Atlantis/Sombra, Mil Mascaras stamp, DragonMania

CMLL (MON) 05/09/2011 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio, Porra Fresa]
1) Black Tiger & Centella de Oro b Espiritu Maligno & King Jaguar
Tirantes, working here as usual, was slow counting the tenicos and didn’t want to raise their arms after the match.
2) Lestat, Metálico, Starman b Apocalipsis, Arissma, Inquisidor
Slowest match of the night.
3) La Comandante, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Lluvia
Rudas took 2 & 3.
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano b La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Máximo
Rudos took 1 and 3.
5) La Sombra, Rush, Tigre Rojo Jr. DQ Atlantis, Averno, Último Guerrero
Averno replaced Dragon Rojo, and young Tiger Rojo Jr. replaced Toscano (probably means it was a last minute switch.) Atlantis attacked Sombra as he walked into the ring and they feuded throughout. Rudos took the first, tecnicos face the second, Atlantis fouled Sombra in the third.

Mil Mascaras is getting his own stamp. The unveiling of the stamp was last night. El Hijo del Santo, who was on a stamp a few years ago. Black Terry Jr. has photos from the press conference, and there are more recaps here and here. It looks like there are only 3 designs; I want a thousand.

Mi Lucha Libre has a good interview with Fresero Jr. Fresero Sr. was a long time referee, first for UWA and later for AAA. His son explains that one time, attending the matches, he saw Abismo Negro give his father the Black Hammer and screamed at the rudo that he’d avenge his father. Later, he met Abismo Negro and took his lucha classes, and found out Abismo was actually a decent guy. Fresero Jr. actually grew up wanting to be a soccer player, and played for the second division Atlante squad before switching to lucha. Fresero started in the Arena Mexico school (maybe the underage class) before switching to IWRG.

The grand opening for Shocker‘s restaurant (Che Guapo) was yesterday. He’s kept busy while out of action.

Cesar points out AAA bringing in TNA guys isn’t quite consistent with Dorian’s talk about trying to keep out the foreigners from invading Mexican wrestling. The first flaw here is believing anything anyone says on the internet.

The WON talked about the new Hijo de Rey Misterio debuting in Tijuana on May 27. Dave often puts “other lucha”‘ items in the CMLL section, but someone misread that as Hijo de Rey Misterio joining CMLL on that date. That’s not what’s happening, it’s just an indy show.

In other news from the newsletter, the reason Charly Manson was able to do so much damage to the police officers is reportedly because he had stones in his hands. (Might as well use that for a finish.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Where did Mercurio go?

Links

  • Record ranks the top groups in Mexico. The first group is so great, their one star had to rush back to make sure they had any credibility.
  • CMLL Gaceta has profiles of Arkangel, Averno, and Rush (85% experience! I am so fascinating by these frivolous ratings.)
  • DJ Spectro writes about Rene Guajardo.
  • An interview with Espartano (not the one in Monterrey)
  • An interview with Veracruz’s Tormenta.

Lineups

 

Toryumono Mexico (SAT) 05/14/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Marcela & Shuri vs La Comandante & Mima Shimoda
2) Hijo del Solar & Solar I vs Negro Navarro & Trauma I
3) ?, Hijo del Fantasma, Tajiri vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero
4) Black Tiger V vs Último Dragón [mask]

Lineup via Mask Mania!

Black Tiger has been haunting Ultimo Dragon for about a year, setting this up.

Someone should hook up Ultimo with some recent CMLL video, so he can find out Sangre’s a good guy now. The mystery man is “carrying on the legacy of Mistico”, so either Magnus or Mistico II (or both.)

Shuri is from Tajiri’s SMASH promotion. Too bad they couldn’t find a way to get Tajiri on the CMLL shows for old time’s sake.

3 more matches to be added, including the usual Dragon Rumble.

Late Add:

CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Höruz vs Ramstein & Zayco
2) Aereo, Astral, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
3) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Palacio Negro vs Dr. X, Hijo del Signo, Tiger Kid
4) Ángel de Oro, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pólvora, Virus
5) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada vs Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Volador Jr.

More Dr. X vs Fuego with some new partners. Black Warrior continues to exist.

Guerrero Maya advances, Psicosis/Rush, Charly freed, Psychos/Perros apuesta match

Guerrero Maya/photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 05/03/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Record]
***Fan Apperciation Day, May (TUE)***
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Camaleón & Robin
2) Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Bam Bam, Mini Maximo, Pequeño Halcón
Pierrothito replaced Pequeno Nitro. Current champion Olimpico beat former champion Bam Bam.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Skándalo DQ Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
Dr. X was about to submit to the Fuego-lock, but the ref was distracted, so Dr. X tossed his mask to Fuego to draw the DQ.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Metal Blanco [Forjando un Idolo, eightfinal]
Guerrero Maya advances! He took out Blanco with a double underhook piledriver (which was not called one, of course) and faces Angel de Oro on Friday.
5) Diamante, Metro, Sangre Azteca b Misterioso II, Raziel, Virus
Sangre Azteca beat his old friend Misterioso.
6) Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Mr. Niebla b Black Warrior, Máximo, Super Porky
Atlantis replaced Dragon Rojo, and got the win with a surprise small package on Porky.

CMLL already has video up of the tiebreaker match.

CMLL (TUE) 05/03/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) In Memoriam COR Javier Cruz Jr.
2) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Evola & León Blanco
Rudo vs Rudo battle ended with Mr. Trueno eliminated but sneaking back in to foul Leon Blanco to set up the victory.
3) Metálico & Starman b Infierno & Malefico
Metalico replaced Maya, off in Arena Mexico.
4) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Magnus b Cancerbero, Loco Max, Pólvora
Loco Max replaced Euforia. As required, recap of Magnus match points out he’s not very good.
5) Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Psicosis b La Sombra, Rush, Toscano
Psicosis beat Rush with some illicit help from Olimpico. Psicosis and Rush agreed to a title match next week.

I would describe Psicosis’ chances of defeating Rush as “microscopic”, but maybe I’m overstating them. Turnout for this show was said to be poor, which is not surprising with the Invasors on top, but doesn’t say much for Sombra or Rush.

Charly Manson was released on bail last night. There’s not much information; Charly’s brother thanks the AAA and Electroshock (who is also Charly’s brother) and says Charly is well. No info about how Charly got bail or if this means the case against him has changed. Charly’s still not publicly explained his side of the story. Charly’s associate seems to have disappeared from this story. It would not be a surprise if Charly just started appearing back on AAA shows while everyone avoided talking about that situation.

Perros del Mal announced a May 29th TV taping in Mexico City with Los Perros vs Psycho Circus, hairs vs masks. AAA’s under the impression that they’re also doing this match sometime this year, which indicates there’s an out ocming. The specific Perros del Mal included are not named, which is probably really important. They also imply it’s one side losing, but it could just be one person. But who? WHO?

Konnan was on Tercera Caida last night. Retro80s90s posted video: part 1, part 2, part 3. A lot of stuff came up that’s come up before (El Hijo del Santo! CMLL & AAA!) but Konnan did drop the news that AAA would be starting a tournament for AAA trios titles. (Dr. Cerebro, Cerbero Negro, Eterno were mentions as IWRG trio participating – that was the IWRG team that one last time AAA taped in Arena Naucalpan.) Depending on how soon this starts, that could be another match for TripleMania. AAA really doesn’t need any titles when they’re about to hit a year since the Cruiserweight title has been defended, but luchadors love title belts.

The annual Mexico City Lucha Libre La Experiencia Expo will be July 23rd and July 24th. Only two days this year (no more Friday.)

Hernandez is listed on a Nuevo Laredo card next week. Might just be for the show.

Pirata Morgan wants a retirement match with Negro Navarro, “not just a retirement speech, but I want Navarro to disappear forever from wrestling.” He also wants the Hijo del Pirata/Trauma I feud to finish.

Cesar begins a list of the Three Biggest Moments of The First Third of 2011 in CMLL with the Gen 2011 vs Opening Match Types, even while noting there was no real story to begin this feud or any explanation why the Gen 2011 guys are all actually teaming up. Since this feud continue to go on past the May Fan Appreciation shows, Cesar notes this feud could be heading to a major show in June (like the midcarder cage match last year, but with a much more focused build.)

Box Y Lucha has a bunch of video interviews: Poseidon, Star Fire (those two are married), Xena, and Piel Roja (same with those two.)

Rob reviews week 2 and week 3 of Forjando un Idolo.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL in NJPW
05/04: Wataru Inoue, Kushida, Mascara Dorada (O) b Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Liger (X), Tiger Mask IV
Dorada still getting wins when it doesn’t matter is a good sign. The only pinfall he personally took on the tour was in the title match.

Links

Fuego & Polvora advance, Charly Manson

walking the dog

CMLL (TUE) 04/26/2011 Arena Mexico [Record (3-4), Record (2, 5-6), CMLL]
1) Bengala & Cancerbero DQ Apocalipsis & Zayco
Cancerbero replaced Trueno. That ended poorly for Bengala, Cancerbero turning on him.
2) Estrellita, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany b Dark Angel, Estrella Mágica, Luna Mágica
3) Pólvora b Ángel de Plata [Forjando un Idolo]
Polvora [9] joins Delta as clean sweeping his group. Angel de Plata [0] was cut down with a dropkick for the loss.
4) Fuego b Magnus [Forjando un Idolo]
Magnus [3] dominated the match, but Fuego [6] caught him in a submission for the win. Fuego advances.
5) Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro, Sangre Azteca DQ Ephesto, Euforia, Raziel
Straight fall win for the tecnicos. Raziel fouled Sangre in the second.
6) Blue Panther, Máximo, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano
Tecnicos took the last two falls.

CMLL’s slowed down on the Magnus push. He’s not appearing in Mexico City outside of this tournament and the Gran Alternativa. (He’s only barely in the Gen11 vs veterans feud.) The plan all along was to introduce him and then have him get ring work off TV without exposing him; they still ended up exposing him, but I think they know enough not to push him thru the tournament. CMLL has known enough to have Magnus no longer wear the white Mistico-like outfit (just pink) and he’s no longer using La Mistica. I don’t think they’ve given up on him, but they’ve give on him being a star in the next five minutes.

The reason Charly Manson was denied bail is because his medium sentence – not the maximum, but close to the average – is over five years in jail, which makes it a felony offense, and that automatically triggers no bail. Yesterday’s run of articles have the police accusing Charly of using a wrestling move in the fight, “La Dormilona”, which normally refers to a head to head tope. I’m thinking they actually just mean a headbutt. KrisZ has the complete police report, which notes the maximum penalty is 8 to 10 years and it was actually four officers which eventually got in the fight. The latest articles mention Charly is also accused of stealing a radio, which may start to explain why the conversation with the police officers turned into a fight.

AAA’s reaction, as illuminated by Mi Lucha Libre, is we (and they) should wait to believe anything until Charly gives his side of the story. There’s also a sentiment that the police are not to be trusted, but Charly’s still well screwed if that was the case.

CMLL’s report on the last round of Group Charly matches sidesteps the question of who’s the second luchador to advance entirely. Hmmm. It’d actually be a  more confusing situation without the bonus points, since Dragon Lee, Metal Blanco and Guerrero Maya each have one win, and they can’t have known who would’ve gotten those bonus points when they were planning the tournament. Assuming the poll is legit.

CMLL in NJPW
04/27: Davey Richards, Rocky Romero (O), Mascara Dorada b Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi (X), Jushin Liger

Links

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 05/02/2011 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Blue Center, Silver vs Aguila Guerrera, Ares, Centauro de Fuego
2) Ángel de Plata, Milenium, Sensei vs Akron, Hijo del Signo, Hooligan
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Metro vs Shigeo Okumura, Terrible, Texano
4) Valiente vs Virus [MEX WELTER]
5) Black Warrior, Rush, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

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Charly Manson in jail, Forjando un Idolo, Arturo Rivera, Rey Escorpion?

Charly Manson

Charly Manson will be in jail until his trial starts. He was brought in a front of a judge to be officially charged for attacking three police officers, aggravated assault, and attacking authority figures. He was not given the option to meet bail, will be in prison for now, and could face up to 15 years in prison (thanks Kris). It may be a long time before we see him again.

No word on his assistant, Adrian Lopez Reyes. He’s listed as 33 years old in this article. I suspect he’s a luchador, because luchadors tend to hang with their own, but no one’s mentioned any other identity. Edit: Apolo Valdes says Adrian Lopez Reyes is not a luchador.

The two police officers attacked are still in the hospital. One was in intensive care with a fractured skull, the other underwent nose surgery and a neck strain. That one may leave the hospital this week, the other one is unclear. A police spokesman explained the police officers were not as well trained in melee combat as the wrestlers, which is why they got the worst of the fight. It doesn’t quite fit with the idea that Charly & friend being very drunk; if you read thru comments on at least one article, it’s being alleged that Charly was under the influence of substances other than alcohol. The articles seem to imply Charly thought the police officers had something to do with his car’s disappearance – this is not unthinkable in Mexico – but it’s completely unclear if there’s any validity to this or if it was just the thought processes of a person under the influence.

Last night, AAA took the stance of being against violence outside wrestling (bold) but also said they’d let the legal process play out before doing anything with Charly. Charly’s scheduled for tomorrow’s TV taping, and probably was on the lineup for Saturday’s show. If he’s in jail, it’s not like they can use him regardless, but I don’t know how AAA doesn’t just fire him right now and make a public show of distancing themselves from him. It’s not like they can’t pick him up later if stories change (he’s got no other options), and AAA needs to show that they’re not running a promotion full of scoundrels. I’m sure people in the know could probably clue me in plenty of scandals that got quieted up in time, but AAA ones seems to always find the press: Charly and Metal’s DUI this year, Octagon’s DUI and the Billy/Mesais/Hijo de Tirantes substance fueled fight with a taxi driver in years past are the ones I can easily remember and I may be missing something. If someone (who mattered) started putting these things together, it’s going to hurt AAA’s image when it comes to sponsors and such. Charly was brought back to AAA as a favor to Cibernetico, and I’m sure Cibernetico doesn’t want to see his friend abandoned at a time like this, but they do have to consider everyone else working at the company who did not (allegedly) break a police officer’s skull and shouldn’t have to pay any part of the price for it.

CMLL (MON) 04/25/2011 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio]
3) Metal Blanco b Dragon Lee [Forjando un Idolo]
Metal Blanco [4] beat Dragon Lee [3]. Dragon Lee was stretchered out.
4) Delta b Guerrero Maya Jr. [Forjando un Idolo]
Delta [9] sweeps the group. Maya is at 4 points.
5) Shigeo Okumura, Virus, Yoshihashi b Rush, Sagrado, Valiente
6) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, La Sombra ?? Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
No finish reported. Unknown if Mr. Niebla appeared.
7) Último Guerrero b Hirooki Goto
UG won the first, Goto pinned him with his feet on the ropes (ignored by Tirantes) and UG returned the favor (and Tirantes ignored it again) for the win.

Looking forward to Porra Fresa’s recap.

CMLL confirmed Maya won the second bonus point yesterday, which leads the group standings as
9 Delta
4 Guerrero Maya Jr.
4 Metal Blanco
3 Dragon Lee

The new Guerrero Maya Jr. profile page says he’s advanced and the Metal Blanco profile page says he’s eliminated. That would make sense with Maya beating Metal Blanco earlier in their head to head match. However, there’s still one more bonus point, which would seem to possibly give Blanco the playoff birth. Or, Dragon Lee could win the bonus point and confuse this more.

Tonight’s matches in Group Delta are Fuego vs Magnus and Angel de Plata vs Polvora. The first one is the one that matters; winner advances, loser is out, tie keeps them tied.

Arturo Rivera has left intensive care and is recovering. It’s believed that he’ll eventually be able to return to announcing.

The newest Luchas 2000 teases a new Invasor, which seems like a pointless idea at the moment, but let’s go with it. The luchador is wearing a combo Histeria/Psicsois’ mask. Black Abyss is still hanging around somewhere, waiting to get a new gimmick and a spot here, but the preview mentions international experience. That would seem to point to Durango Kid, who hasn’t been seen under that name in two months. He’s also Histeria’s brother, which makes the partnership obvious.

Speaking of magazines, what do you make of this tweet? I presume we shouldn’t get too attached the box y lucha forum.

Black Terry Jr. has video of Black Terry, Alan Extreme, Dinamic Black vs Bombero Infernal, Comando Negro, Hijo del Diablo: fall 1, fall 2, fall 3

Magnus says his cousin Sin Cara gave him some lessons, which is he has a similar style, but he’s never mentioned the relationship because he feels it’s important to make his own name. Magnus’ father told him he’ll have to work twice as hard to overcome the detractors. Magnus really should take over CMLL booking today, he’ s got a much better handle on it than the people who put him on TV.

Crazy Boy, who’s been missing for the a while, says he underwent knee surgery.

All the mentions of Io Shirai coming in for the Lucha Fan Fest seem to miss that she was actually in Mexico, last year, on TV quite a few times. I don’t think it’s people keeping (very obvious non-)secrets, it’s more of a sign about how little most people seem to pay attention to AAA’s TV.

CMLL in NJPW
04/26: Mascara Dorada (O) & No Limit beat Jushin Liger (X) & Bad Intentions

AAA in AJPW
04/26: Jr. Tag League: Super Crazy (O) & BUSHI [6] b Masanobu Fuchi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (X) [4]
Crazy and Bushi are now in 4th, 2 points out of the lead.

CMLL in REINA
Matches announced for the joshi promotion’s (sort of) debut show on 05/08
4) Takako Inoue, Silueta vs Hiroyo Matsumoto & Tomoka Nakagawa
5) Yumiko Hotta & Manami Toyota vs Hailey Hatred & Seuxis
6) Ayumi Kurihara vs Mima Shimoda – winner gets a shot the CMLL Women’s title
8) Amapola vs Marcela [CMLL WOMEN] – assuming Amapola is still champ (she will be)

Suspect they’re setting up Ayumi vs Amapola, which could be great.

Links

Lineups

CMLL UWE (SAT) 04/30/2011 Arena Lopez Matoes
1) Ángel de la Noche, Hormiga Atomica, Rey Krystal vs Halcon Diabolico I, Halcon Diabolico II, Ronny Ventura
2) Gallo Tapado Jr., Robin Maravilla, Sadico vs Hombre sin Rostro, Kilvan, Yakuza
3) Rey Krymen, Sepulturero I, Terry 2000 vs Cerbero Maligno, Epitafio, Herejia
4) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Solar I vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Atlantis, Escorpion, Último Guerrero vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Scorpio Jr., Villano IV

Kid’s Day show. That main event is extra interesting, because Scorpion Jr. has said he’s not happy about Escorpion using that name. Also, the show will feature a Michael Jackson impersonator.

CMLL (SUN) 05/01/2011 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Freesbe vs Bronco & Disturbio
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hombre Bala Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Rayo Tapatío I, Rayo Tapatío II, Virus
3) Rey Escorpion vs Palacio Negro [Forjando un Idolo]
4) Ángel de Oro vs Rey Cometa [Forjando un Idolo]
5) Diamante, Metro, Rush vs El Alebrije, Misterioso Jr., Olímpico
6) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, La Sombra vs Atlantis, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.

Further complicating the name issue is Escorpion appears to be switching to “Rey Escorpion”. Alexis used the name in his last Forjando un Idolo match, and it’s on the poster here. There is another Rey Escorpion around El Paso – I believe that was the one who was in CHIKARA for a while – but I suspect it’s not a concern here. As for the tournament, the Palacio Negro vs Rey Escorpion match is the critical one; winner advances, loser is out, and a draw is confusing.

Semimain is a pseudo-rematch from this week, Metro replacing Angel de Oro since he’s otherwise needed. The Negro Casas vs Blue Panther bit is dropped here, so it’ll be a Mexican Trios Title match next week for the Fan Appreciation show. (Which also means Angel de Oro’s tournament match can’t take place next Sunday.)

Stuka & Virus in the second match is so odd, but there’s no other place with every other angle they’ve got running here and I’d guess someone wanted to just give them a match, so they and Maya got drafted in the Gen2011 vs Vets feud for a night. I actually have a record of Stuka & Tigre Blanco facing the Tapatios in 2005, but no results was found. Virus actually teamed up with the Tapatios back in 2006 in Arena Neza, and faced them in 2000 Arena Coliseo Tag Team Tournament. (Fugaz was Virus’ partner.)

CMLL (SUN) 05/01/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) ?
2) ?
3) Astro Boy & Tigre Blanco vs Mortiz & Semental
4) Lluvia, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Estrellita, Princesa Sujei, Tiffany
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano vs Máximo, Toscano, Valiente

Maybe they’re actually sticking with the new trio? Nah.

Panther vs Casas in a hair match, Charly Manson vs 2 police officers

CMLL (SUN) 04/24/2011 Arena Coliseo [Cesar, CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & RamsteinFreesbe & Robin
Ramstein beat Freesbe with a Michinoku Driver and may have KOed him.
2) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío IIEnrique Vera Jr. & Hombre Bala Jr.
Straight win for the vets: clean win in fall 1, Rayos pulling an illegal switch in the second. Bala wants a mask vs mask match.
3) Guerrero Maya Jr.Dragon Lee [Forjando un Idolo]
Sounds like Dragon Lee blew a shooting star press near the finish. Might have supposed to be the finish, because Lee won with another top rope move soon after. Both have 3 points, and Maya was reported to be injured coming out of the match. Both guys have 3 points at the moment, but Maya will pick up this week’s bonus point – he’s way ahead – and be up to 4. That point might be crucial. Los Rayo Tapatios attacked Dragon lee after the match, but Hombre Bala made the save and they teased that tag match again.
4) DeltaMetal Blanco [Forjando un Idolo]
Delta submitted Metal Blanco. Delta [6] is in control of the group. Blanco [1] isn’t out because of that bonus point, but needs a lot of help.
5) El Alebrije, Misterioso Jr., OlímpicoÁngel de Oro, Diamante, Rush
Olimpico reversed a roll up and uses the rope to pin Rush. Diamante was stretched out after a dive.
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey BucaneroBlack Warrior, Metro, Palacio Negro
Pesta Negra took the last two falls. Mr. Niebla did appear.
7) Blue PantherNegro Casas
Panther took falls and 1/3 for the win. The two appeared to agree to a hair vs hair match.

Group Charly standings
6 Delta
4 Maya
3 Lee
1 Blanco

tomorrow in Puebla, assuming Maya gets the second bonus point (which seems to be certain)

– Delta advances with a win or a draw

– Guerrero Maya Jr. advances with a win or a draw and a Dragon Lee loss.

– Dragon Lee advances with a win and a Maya draw/loss. If Maya wins and Dragon Lee wins, Delta & Dragon Lee are tied for the last spot, pending the third vote point.

– Metal Blanco would need a win, another bonus point, Delta & Maya going to draw, and CMLL figuring out another tie breaker. So he’s probably out.

Record reports Charly Manson was arrested early Saturday morning. The story goes Charly and “his assistant”, Adrian Lopez Reyes, were looking for Charly’s car and could not find it where it had been parked. They went to two “auxiliary police” to ask for help, and somehow ended up in a fight with the police officers. A third policeman showed up as a backup, and “in his excitement”, shot Adrian Lopez Reyes in the leg. Charly was taken to jail, Lopez Reyes was taken to one hospital, and the two police officers were taken to another hospital. Charly is scheduled on a bunch of shows this upcoming week, including this Wednesday’s AAA TV taping and tonight’s IWRG show. No word if he’s been released.

photo via Black Terry Jr.

Just images, no results so far, from the Villano III tribute show. Black Terry Jr. has video of Black Terry, Villano IV, Villano V vs Oriental, Pantera, Solar (part 1, part 2, part 3), and Segunda Caida has a review.

Manny Guzman, leader of the National Lucha Libre Union in the early 90s (and probably before) passed away Saturday. Guzman’s run as leader is probably best remembered for the 1991 lucha libre strike, where wrestlers refused to work EMLL/CMLL shows after Televisa started airing Friday night Arena Mexico shows in Mexico City. Guzman, and others in the organization, feared more television would hurt the industry and cost many jobs, because people wouldn’t pay to see something they could watch on TV for free. The strike was eventually settled, in part, by also getting UWA/LLI a television slot (on a weaker network.) UWA wasn’t as focused by the bias, and a pre-existing feeling that the union favored the older UWA luchadors over the CMLL guys was increased by the result. The union’s power was broken by the formation of AAA, who formed their own separate union and sped up the (inevitable) decline of UWA. CMLL formed their own in house union in 1994 (run by Brazo de Oro the last we heard) and the old one hasn’t been heard from since.

In the undercard of an AAA spot show at Arena Neza, Mike Segura (as local talent, not part of AAA) beat Neza Kid in a bloody match. They’ve been feuding for a while, and agreed to a mask vs hair match for the next show (not sure of a date.) Neza Kid is very obviously another wrestlers associated with IWRG though not active there now; he hasn’t bothered to cover up his identifiable shoulder tattoo.

Porra Fresa has a good interview with Puebla’s Lestat. Yes, Jeff Hardy is one of his favorite wrestlers. (Also, Rey Misterio and Super Crazy.)

CMLL in NJPW
04/24: Tiger Mask & Mascara Dorada (O) b Jushin Liger (X) & KUSHIDA
Dorada picked up his first direct win on this trip

AAA in AJPW
04/23: Jr. Tag League: Super Crazy (O) & Bushi [4] b Koji Kanemoto (X) & Minoru [4]
04/24: Jr. Tag League: Shuji Kondo (O) & Hiroshi Yamato [5] b Super Crazy & Bushi (X) [4]

Dr. Landru posted video of Sexy Lady, Sexy Star & Eterno vs Fabi Apache, Zumbi & Ludark Shaitan (part 2.)

No SuperLuchas this week, though they added an 2007 Super Luchas Grafico featuring Mil Mascaras to their app store.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Links

AAA Rey de Reyes (03/18/2011)

taped @ Plaza de Toros Monumental Aguascalientes, 03/18/2011

recap: here
file: here (via WarriorsX2000)

professionalism

I’ve got links to the TV versions of the two matches that have aired, but the PPVs are complete. WarriorX2000 has them up, though they may be in his PPV section.

Gran Apache, Mari Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Hijo de Tirantes, Mini Histeria, Sexy Star, Yuriko: Told the Apache/Tirantes story well, everyone else played their part. Tirantes took the loss but still made the eventually singles match meaningful.

Jack Evans, Joe Lider, La Parka, Nicho el Millionario vs Billy el Malo, Cibernético, Escoria, Nygma: Usually bit of slight of hand to allow Cibernetico to wrestle about 1 minute of a 19 minute match. Not sure if Parka is actually the guy in better shape in the feud (doubtful) or if Cibernetico’s just decided the best thing for this feud is for him to not have to sell much (likely). The whole bit with the fire was reckless but unsurprising.

Dr. Wagner Jr., Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween, Super Crazy: Again, the same hardcore match they’ve been doing nearly weekly, with a few ‘special’ spots for shock value. (Shocked the cameraman, who missed the table being on fire right in front of him.) If this is end for Perro Jr. for now, he goes out with a clean (as they go here) win over Dr. Wagner; they were clearly building both Wagner/Perro and Perros/Clowns (for the masks) for future matches, and at least one of those is now off.

Zorro vs Charly Manson for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship: Horrid. Back at Guerra de Titanes, I was confused as to why they didn’t let Dr. Wagner and Zorro have any semblance of a match without constant interference. They had much less interference (at least during most of the match) and let these two guys work. These two were just very bad at it. Charly tried, but there’s only so much Charly can do. Zorro – I have no idea what the actual deal with Zorro here was, but he performed a lot like a guy in no condition to perform. The Mr. Aguila/Rey Bucanero match had a crowd that came in only caring about Tirantes and the two guys weren’t good enough to get them when Tirantes left. This crowd was totally willing to get into Zorro & Charly, and that crowd was quiet by midway thru.

Tiger wins

Electroshock vs Heavy Metal: announced as a bull terrier match, but it turned out to just be a three falls match. And a three falls match where the first two falls were relatively pointless, so who knows. I think they had a lot of ideas, but did not do the best job of putting them together in a coherent manner (Like: Pepe Casas gets bumped at the end – and then it changes absolutely nothing.) There was a story they were telling with the guitars, but sometimes it was a lethal match ender, and sometimes it was just a bit at the start of matches. This was okay, but didn’t feel like the best match in the series. Seemed like this should’ve built to Metal & Electroshock teaming up from here on out, but Metal might have driven himself out of that spot.

Extreme Tiger vs El Mesías, LA Park, Carlito for the Rey de Reyes Tournament: Piero is pretty patient in starting his countout. The big bump was not big by Mesias crowd brawling standards, but the brawl was good enough to make up for it, and they gave Carlito and Extreme Tiger enough time to get the crowd to start paying attention to them and not the fight they just saw. Tiger’s win was marginalized by Wagner walking out to the ring and essentially cutting his promo for him – TIger at least needed to say a few words, and it was a lot better when they just cut that off in the TV version. Still, if they wanted Tiger to come off as an AAA star, he should’ve beat an AAA star, rather than just a guy passing thru.

01/20: Puebla, Charly

Waiting for full results of last night’s Puebla show to turn up too. What we do know is Sombra retained his title and Mistico challenged Sangre for a shot at his title. Sangre needs to start running and never look back, no good can come of that match.

In other news I feel like I’m missing part of: Charly Manson may OR may not be already back in AAA. There’s an interview in the latest Luchas 2000 (#454), where he said he was going to stick with AAA after all, changing his mind (and getting a better offer) after the new of his jump to Perros del Mal hit the internet. However, just last night, KrisZ noted an interview where Charly said he was going to the Perros because they’d let him work as a referee while he was rehabbing and AAA wouldn’t let hm do anything. (The Luchas 2000 article has Charly saying AAA’s doctors gave him the green light.) Something’s not adding up here.

Looking ahead, ESTO and Ovaciones preview today’s Arena Mexico card. Not as much going on compared to recent shows, even with the Panther/Mistico/Marco vs V3/Averno/Mephisto main event.

The 02/08 show in Tabasco with Cibernetico/Juvi vs Wagner/Fuerza is off. (That’s the one with the WWE Minis title on the line.) Article says Cibernetico took a booking in the US instead, but spends more time running down the card of the show that’s no longer happening than explaining the situation.

WagnerMania has recaps of el Toreo shows in Neza and Arena Lopez Mateos as well as video of the Hora Cero minis cage match.

Apaculo wrestlers Super Loco, Nemesis and Principe Vegueta are threatening to lead a sit-in protest after their promotion’s wrestling ring was kicked out of it’s building. They’d been using the building for the last three years, but the newly authority of sports in town is evicting them so they can use the building for a basketball league instead. The luchadors case seems to be that they were there first, they’re willing to move the ring (donated by AAA!) out for special occasions, there are other places to play basketball and the sports council will not work with them.

Dos de Tres January 2009 has >Abismo Negro on the cover.

Ohtani’s Jacket is not a big fan of Volador & Sombra vs Averno & Mephisto.

LuchaWorld has Robert on CMLL TV 07/21/07 and 08/11 & 08/12/07 FSE, plus KrisZ’s news update.

Charly Manson joins the Perros

Perros del Mal announced yesterday that Charly Manson is joining the group. Box Y Lucha has a brief about it, SoloLuchas has quotes from a (tele?)conference about it with Perro Jr. There’s also a Diario Record story aruonds somewhere. Perro said they’re not sure how far Charly is along on rehab, but they’ll talk to him and announce a start date. That makes no sense, if you stop to think about it. How exactly did that conversation take place?

Charly: “Perro, I’d like to come work with you and team with Ciber-“
Perro: “Great! I’ve got to call the press and let them know!”
Charly: “Don’t you want to know when I can start?”
Perro: [has already hung up]

The other thing is, AAA was paying Charly while he was out hurt. They do that with all the injured wrestled – there was a Laredo Kid interview linked here a while back that mentioned it – and while it’s not what they get paid while they work (and quite probably not enough), it’s an income. Plus, he’s appearing on TV now and getting paid for that.

It’d be really great if the Perros could afford to do the same, but it’s inconceivable that they could afford to support someone who got hurt in another promotion and isn’t yet ready to wrestle. They’re only getting money for working shows and selling merchandise, and that money is dived up already to the people who are working. There’s still no TV deal. If they’re making so much money that everyone involved is getting all the money they want, and they have left over money to pay to people not involved, they’d be far exceeding the most optimistic projections for the company. And that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Which leaves two possibilities

1) AAA pays injured guys so little, Charly decided to just skip it and hang out with his friend Cibernetico
2) this is a(nother) worked departure from AAA to set up a big return later

With Cibernetico, I said it was a work because it looked like works I’d seen before. With Charly, I hope it’s a work, because if it’s not, it kinda says some really terrible things about how AAA (and lucha promotions in general) treat wrestlers who get hurt in their ring. Some things we probably already knew, but still depressing to see.

There’s circumstantial evidence to back up it being a work. AAA was building a Charly/Chessman match, but if Chessman’s going to be involved with the Circus, the Sect, and the Atomicos titles, then there’s no hanging storyline for Charly. If this was a work, it’d be better for Charly to go to Perros and be part of that group when they (inevitable) come back to AAA – he’ll give them a new act and more credibility to the group to help keep it afloat. Plus, the Perros shows seem to have plenty of healthy people talking and not doing much already, so an injured guy doing the same would fit right in.

Charly joining the Perros doesn’t seem to be a huge surprise to those reporting the story. It’s (now) mentioned he was seen at some of the shows, hanging around with Cibernetico.

10/23: Perros, GDL, Charly Manson, ByL

Took a couple days, but there’s finally more about Perro Aguayo Jr. He spoke to both Reforma and SoloLuchas. Between both of the articles, it sounds like this is a full split to form a different organization, but Perro’s still on good terms with CMLL. (Perro says he owns the “Perros del Mal” name, which would certainly be indicative of this.) SoloLuchas says the PdM is right next to Arena Mexico and CMLL and PdM wrestlers could work against each other on shows (probably similar to how indy guys like Intocable and Demon are employed by local promoters who also bring in CMLL wrestlers.)

watch out for flying Sombras/CMLL
watch out for flying Sombras/CMLL

No one besides Perro is mentioned by name as going with his group. It’s only clear that it’s not expected to be the whole current group and will probably include those not in the group (Perro mentions bringing in tecnicos of good quality and recruiting worthwhile foreigners.) Only Perro says he won’t be working on CMLL shows anymore; it’s possible all the rest might still work CMLL TV and have the rest of the days booked out of their own office, as this idea was originally mentioned. We’re still grasping for details – no first show is mentioned, there’s obviously a press conference to officially announce this on the way but not sure when that is either.

CMLL (TUE) 10/21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
6) Metalik & Rayman b Damián 666 & Mr. Águila
7) Héctor Garza & Marco Corelone DQ Terrible & Texano Jr.

Perros are still working their normal schedule. In the main event, Terrible faked a foul to get the win. Corelone was angry and kicked the ref after the match.

CMLL (TUE) 10/21 Arena Mexico
1) Angel de Oro & Trueno b Inquisidor & Pólvora – now it can told.

Box Y Lucha posted a lot of articles from it’s last issue
Charly Manson hopes to be back in the ring by December, but may not make the end of the season. Charly says here that he’s not planning on supporting either Cibernetico or Chessman, instead to go his own way and perhaps start his own faction.
Dorian Roldan says WWE will barely affect lucha libre, because it’s a different audience. Dorian also says the Abismo Negro gimmick was one of Antonio Pena’s creations, so it should be with someone who deserves it (Black Abyss.)
Amapola says she hurt her knee just the day before she lost her hair to Lady Apache. What tragic luck. Then she hurt her other knee compensating, which sounds about right. She wants some revenge on Lady Apache when she comes back.
Villano V says Ultimo Guerrero is a hypocrit, for feuding with Blue Panther and then suddenly deciding to defend him. Ultimo Guerrero says the Villanos just went too far.
– Talking with Rocky and X-Pac about Romero’s jump, the author asked about a rumor of Juventud Guerrera being another member; X-Pac: “Juvi stinks – if he comes back to AAA, he won’t be with us.”
La Parkita says the AAA one (him) is the only true one and the one who owns the gimmick. The other wrestler who worked as Parkita apparently claims he owns the gimmick, but this one says it’s untrue.

Villanos press tour continues in AAA, who they vow to beat any trio. They’re also as confused as to what side Atlantis is supposed to be on, since he’s from Guadalajara.

SoloLuchas has a interview with Ephesto, who recalls his Hombre sin Nombre days (“dos mesas”) as a lot shorter than I do. He’d like a main event singles match with a star so people would see him as a star. That sounds rational.

Super Fly wants to face Electroshock in a retirement match. That sounds irrational.

Fuerza Guerrera wants to face Hijo del Santo in a mask match. That sounds unlikely. Fuerza tries to make his case, though, saying no one can truly be invincible after Blue Panther lost so maybe he’d unmask Santo. If any has a shot, Fuerza says, it should be one of him, Negro Casas or Blue Panther, since they’ve been Santo’s best rivals. (I know who’s not going back to NWA Mexico!) Fuerza pictures this as the main event of another Todos x el Todos show (big stadium show = $$$, enough he might actually do it.)

SuperLuchas talks to the Siniestro on the NWA cards, who is apparently a new person under that name. He says he’s wrestled as Horus in AAA for 3 years, but I can’t find any record of that name; misspelling? He was out of the business, but they were looking for a muscular guy and he fit the bill. The character itself is based on a Mexican comic book character (and not the DC one.)

Ovaciones has an interview with Mujer Demente, who’s reached 16 years of wrestling.

Romero/Negro in NJPW: 10/22 LOSS to Togi Makabe and Toru Yano, Yano on Romero as part of the tag tournament. Will they win a torneo match?

LuchaWorld has Robert on 05/18/06 AAA and 06/10 CMLL as well as KrisZ’s news update.