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.

Reyes del Atlantida win trios titles back, Bufete del Amor keep theirs, CMLL minis cage match

CMLL (MON) 10/29 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Ares & Centauro de Fuego b Dinámikoo & Tigre Rojo Jr.
Rudos took 2/3, early falls went very quick.
2) Höruz b Cholo [lightning]
Cholo dominated the match, but Horuz pulled it out with an armbar.
3) Asturiano, Metálico, Molotov vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Espiritu Maligno
Tecnicos took 2/3. Molotov submitted Espiritu, Metalico pinned Disturbio.
4) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Tiffany
Tecnicas took 1/3.
5) Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Tama Tonga b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma
Rudos took 2/3. Tonga beat Maya to win in his debut and the best match of the night Maya had to be strechered out. Delta tried to help with that, but Tonga attacked him too.
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Mistico DQ Averno, Felino, Mephisto
Felino replaced Ephesto. Mascara pinned Averno in the first, then Mephisto pulled Mistico’s mask in the second in a disappointing match. Mistico challenged Mephisto a singles match.

Mr. Aguila/photo by CMLL

Was Ephesto hurt on Sunday and I’ve forgot about it?

CMLL (TUE) 10/30/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón b Exterminador
2) Pequeño Warrior b Shockercito and Aereo and Pequeño Halcón and Astral and Último Dragoncito and Fantasy and Demus 3:16 and Pierrothito and Mercurio and Pequeño Olímpico and Pequeño Violencia [Mini Reyes del Aire]
Pequeno Warrior won the match, which set up a cage match next week! Shockercito may have been hurt on a dive.
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush b Averno, Mephisto, Tama Tonga [CMLL TRIOS]
Tama Tonga replaced Ephesto. Love Buffet came in as champs, and took falls 2/3 to keep the titles. Last week’s match was Maximo vs Averno, and this week Maximo kissed and cradled Averno to keep the titles.

Results were from radio station Canal58, which appears to be doing live PBP of Tuesday and Sunday Guadalajara shows. Satanico joined the commentators a couple times.

new/old champs
photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 10/30/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, CMLL Gaceta]
1) Akuma & Camorra DQ Freesbe & Oro Jr.
Camorra fouled Freesbe
2) Artillero, Hooligan, Súper Comando b Camaleón, Pegasso, Sensei
Camaleon replaced Angel Azteca Jr. Isis was with Hooligan. Rudos took 1/3. Sensei was strechered out with a knee injury and Pegasso was hurting (as usual.)
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Triton b Arkángel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, Raziel
Tecnicos won in straight falls when Arkangel and the Cancerberos turned on each other.
4) Rey Cometa b Sangre Azteca [lightning]
Cometa won with a 450 splash in 8:10.
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Diamante Azul, Mistico, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 2/3, Euforia & Niebla getting the pins while Mistico dove onto Mistico.
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Black Warrior, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr. [MEX TRIOS]
Volador, Mr. Aguila, and Black Warrior came in as champs. Delta & Maya took 1, Volador took the second with a backcracker on Atlantis, and Atlantis won the match with an Atlantida on Volador (again!) Reyes del Atlantida are champions as a team for a third time, Atlantis has won the titles three times.

Shocker & Brazo de Plata beat Terrible & Dragon Rojo in Arena Queretaro. In the undercard, Amapola (replacing Tiffany) was beat by local luchador Reyna Azteca in a tag match. The Quereatro wrestler challenged for a title match.

The semi-official Noti AAA Facebook site confirmed Decnnis was leaving AAA, then took down that post, put up another post saying all the rumored people leaving AAA (Tiger, Wagner) were not true. That’s totally not confusing. In the comments of the last post, they say Wagner is joining going back to being an independent who works with AAA. (The difference there is if AAA controls his booking for non TV shows and what cut they need; someone the level of Wagner doesn’t need AAA for that.) As for Extreme Tiger, he’s scheduled to work tonight’s Halloween show in Arena Lopez Mateos, which would be an easy time for him to confirm or deny rumors.

Arena Neza’s Facebook writes Vampiro will miss this weekend’s AAA Fusion taping. Vampiro’s said the same, going on to say he’s busy with another show and AAA never told him he was on this show. Same thing happened last time Vampiro missed a taping. Mesias will take his place, which greatly improves the match. AAA hasn’t acknowledged the change yet.

Quien Pinta Por La Corona held a press conference in Guadalajara for the event there on 11/10 and 11/11. QPPLC also posted profiles of some of the finalists: Rey Maya (nephew of Canek!), Forajido (inspired by Cibernetico and Gronda), Full Back Jr. (snuck off to train with Canek), Demoledor (36 years old), and New Fire Jr.

Samuray del Sol was on Figure Four Daily yesterday (subscriber only) in a really good interview where he talked a lot about his career. His story about being in last year’s QPPLC contest was my favorite part. Samuray never actually signed up for the contest himself, Crazy Boy just invited him to come to Veracruz, then signed Samuray up without him knowing to get Samuray in front of AAA people. Samuray was under the impression the talent contest – at least by the final – was set up for Daga to win, saying AAA officials wanted him specifically to work with Daga since he could do the style Daga likes to do and Daga would look like a star.

Rob has highlights of 04/13/12 CMLL and has updated his MOTYC list.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Fabi Apache, Sexi Star, Lolita and Jennifer Blake are headed to WAVE for their AAA Reina de Reinas on 11/27. The Japanese promotion had previously announced the show, this is the first time the Mexican promotion has acknowledged it. The article is mostly talking about Fabi Apache’s training and previous time in Japan. WAVE also mentions Pimpinela and Fenix working on the show in a bonus match with CIMA, which hasn’t yet been announced by AAA.



CMLL (TUE) 11/06/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Sky Kid & Virgo vs Èvola & Thunder Boy
2) Esfinge & Gallo vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Espectrum
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Mistico vs Felino, Psicosis, Rey Escorpión
4) Shockercito vs Último Dragoncito, Pequeño Halcón, Aereo, Astral, Fantasy, Pierrothito, Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Violencia [cage, hair, mask]

Cage match, just not at all the one I thought. Warrior winning the Reyes del Aire means he’s a favorite to lose here.

Mascara vs Averno, unfriendly TRT, Polvora & Delta advance, Suicida shaved

CMLL (FRI) 05/13/2011 Arena Mexico [CesarCMLLRecord]
1) Artillero, Mortiz, Súper ComandoHöruz, Robin, Trueno
Rudo win, taking 2/3. Trueno took Mortiz’s spanish fly. Robin had a poor night.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, SkándaloÁngel Azteca, Ángel de Plata, Pegasso
Rudos took 1/3.
3) DeltaRey Escorpion [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
Crowd got into this match. Rey Escorpion tried to cheat again, but Ultimo Guerrero stopped him and Delta eventually took the win. Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Escorpion had real problems after this one, shoving each other on (and off) the ramp.
4) PólvoraHijo del Signo [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
Hijo del Signo was the last Group Alfa (Negro Casas) member standing. He lost, and Polvora becomes the second group Delta (Blue Panther) member to get thru.
5) Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro, Stuka Jr.Euforia, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
Bonus match, added midweek (but not publicized.) Probably not airing.
6) Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, TerribleMáximo, Super Porky, Toscano
Rudos won, but Terrible & Bucanero turned on Zacarias and Negro Casas post match. Members of Fuerza TRT do not want anything to do with other rudos.
7) Averno, Ephesto, Último Guerrero DQ Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada
Rudos won in straight falls, with La Mascara angrily ripping off Averno’s mask in the second fall. More mask/mask challenges.

AAA (FRI) 05/13/2011 Arena Neza [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Montana Infernal & Muercielado NocturnoÁngel Mortal Jr. & Marabunta Jr.
2) Black Lancer, Okawa, Vampiro MetailcoCarta Brava, Hermano Muerte II, Hermano Muerte III
3) Mari Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela EscarlataMini Chessman, Polvo de Estrellas, Sexy Star
Mari replaced Fabi.
4) Neza KidMike Segura [hair]
Mike Segura lost his hair, so the mystery of Neza Kid lives another day (though it’d be more of a mystery if he wore a shirt and covered up his shoulder tattoos.) Ultraviolent match, though the finish was Suicida suplexing Neza Kid three times, reaching to pick up Neza again, and being cradles for the three count.
5) El Mesías, Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown Bestia 666, Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, X-Fly
X-Fly was over here instead of the TV taping. Monster Clown hurt his ankle and fought in one shoe for a while. Mesias gave Perro a backcracker for a clean win!

Crowd looks pretty decent, strong by Arena Neza standards. Curious to know who the ‘local’ promoter is.

The lucha news was dominated by WWE’s show in Mexico City, and their announcement of television tapings in Palacio de los Deportes this October. WWE will record Raw on October 15 (Saturday) and SmackDown on October 16 (Sunday). With tapings finally happening, the new dangling carrot was maybe running WrestleMania in Azteca Stadium (but they probably need to work on airing something live first.) CMLL tends to run a mid level show the second week of October and AAA runs the Heroes Inmortales show in early October, so this may affect both of their plans.

At the press conference, Big Show said Alberto del Rio reminded him of an actor, like Frank Sinatra (?) but he’s ugly and should go back to wearing a mask. I want to watch movies with Sin Cara.

Perros del Mal are calling their anniversary show PerroMania XIX.

Ras de Lona included an interview with Hombre Bala Junior and Senior. Good to see Senior on his feet. They actually sort of mentioned Psicosis’ poor outcomes in title matches (biased refereeing, naturally) and Psicosis talked about his upcoming international matches (including Lucha Libre USA, which I believe is the first time they’ve actually mentioned that group by name here; Marco was also spotted in the brief about Shocker’s restaurant opening.)

Looks like the CMLL TV changes from last week were not a one time thing; CMLL Fox is airing matches from last Friday, so LATV is likely getting the Mex trios title match today.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.



CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo vs Black Metal
2) Metatrón & Virgo vs Acertijo & León Blanco
3) Último Dragoncito vs Pierrothito
4) Delta, Diamante, Metro vs Ephesto, Scorpion, Vangelis
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Odd to see a singles non-title minis match here, but they’ve actually done this same match here twice in 2008, splitting the results. They’re 3-3 versus each other in singles matches all time.

CMLL (FRI) 05/20/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Robin vs Bronco & Inquisidor
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Estrellita, Tiffany
3) Delta vs Pólvora [Forjando un Idolo, semifinal]
4) Ángel de Oro vs Fuego [Forjando un Idolo, semifinal]
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano vs Metro, Super Porky, Valiente
6) La Máscara vs Averno
7) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Rush

Not too big of a surprise that match is not a title match; it hasn’t been about the title. Wish they’d put their big singles matches in the main event spot.

Back when Rey Bucanero was added to Peste Negra, it was because they needed another man. Mr. Niebla was not around. Mr. Niebla is back now, but history indicates we should not expect him to stay around forever. Yet, CMLL doesn’t seem to be concerned at all now, making sure we know Bucanero is split from the group. I hope that’s a positive sign about Niebla, but I wonder if it means they’re much less concerned about keeping Peste Negra going or they’ve got a new member planned.

Interestingly, Ras de Lona had Shocker in Mascara Dorada’s place. Must’ve been some hope he’d been back this week. Should be soon.

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.

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



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


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.

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

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.

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.



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.