04/21: Latin, Electroshock, Cibernetico

CMLL (TUE) 04/21 Arena Mexico
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Apocalipsis & Semental
2) Caligula, Messala, Polvora vs Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata
3) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior
4) HIjo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Lizmark Jr., Misterioso II
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto vs La Mascara, Mistico, Volador Jr.

Previews: Ovaciones, ESTO – hype is around another matchup of Averno & Mistico, which reminds me how funny it was to hear the announcers talk about Negro Casas being Mistico’s biggest rival. Mistico has a lot of biggest rivals.

AAA says Latin Lover is scheduled to appear at tonight’s AAA taping. I was starting to wonder who Latin would be parodying, but it occurs to me that maybe the parody will be of Latin Lover.

Electroshock talks about the Lucha Libre Expo, his career, his time outside of AAA (“I was wrong, I needed help, therapy”), and haters on the internet.

(Reforma viz Jazzo) Cibernetico talks about making peace with the Perros, but also calls them all babies. I don’t think that’s going to work. The whole back and forth still seems like an angle being worked thru the press rather than Cibernetico leaving the promotion.

Kcidis illustrates Dos Caras Jr., the applause seeking rudo. Maybe CMLL thought they needed a new Wagner?

Hablando de Catch, which confused me this morning with it’s new template, takes photos of lucha merchandise outside of arenas and a preview of a series of CMLL books on the history of lucha libre. That should be good.

The Las Vegas Sun had lots of fun at Sundy’s show with Super Crazy & Super Parka and took some pictures.

Paraiso de la Lucha Libre has photos of a sparely attended benefit shot for Ricky Ricon.

Box Y Lucha #2919 has Mistico’s hand print (slow week?). Inside, Alebrije, Cuije, Nygma and Angel all talk about leaving AAA. (Is it time for a new list?) Also, It reads like Valiente was asked to lose weight if he’s going to get pushed. He’s has dropped a bunch of weight. Box Y Lucha also has an article full of Luchadores Versus Animals, with pictures.

Luchas 2000 #467 has a similar assemblage of headlines.

DTU has photos of their wrestlers attempting to look stern at a press conference for their show on Sunday.

Wrestling Obsverer has their AAA recap

Segunda Caida watched 03/26/09 IWRG.

Ohtani’s Jacket catches up with some recent CMLL off YouTube.

Cesar grades Mascara Purpura (marked down for being roja! – wait, he’s supposed to be a Cardinal?), Bronco and Ephesto.

LuchaWorld has Robert on CMLL TV 01/12/08 and C3 from 01/05/08 and KrisZ’s news update

07/17: Naucalpan, Guadalajara, Puebla, magazines

In today’s Ovaciones, Hijo de Perro Aguayo announced he’ll return to the ring on 08/03. No match is announced, but Perro would enjoy teaming with the Perros against Mistico. That’s sure possible.

Speaking of strange people who want to challenge Mistico, the goofy band which was calling him out before, Loco Solitario, announced they want Mistico to have to sing when he loses. Mistico responded by uping the stakes, exactly as he usually does – Mistico will sing and unmask if he loses to the band leader, but if (when) he wins, everyone in the band has to shave their head. Mistico is very anti-hair.

Pegasus News/Angel @ Warped Tour

IWRG (SUN) 07/15 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Samba & Tortugilo Ninjo b Comando Gama & Golem
2) Cyborg, Fantasma de la Ópera, Xibalba b Ave Fenix, Kid Tiger, Marco Rivera
3) Cerebro Negro, Tony Rivera, Ultraman Jr., Veneno b Black Terry, Dr. Morvus, El Hijo del Diablo, Enfermero Jr.
4) Hijo de Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. b Electroshock & Hijo de Anibal [IWRG IC TAG]

Fantasma de la Opera ran in the tercera to attack Black Terry, which helped the tecnicos. There’s probably another match here, but IWRG didn’t report it. I’m just happy they’re reporting anything.

CMLL (SUN) 07/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Mayu @ el Martiente]
3) Dr. X, Infierno, Mr. Trueno b Astro Boy, Oro II, Plata
4) Marco Corelone, Máscara Sagrada, Rayman b Cien Caras Jr., Eclipse, Olimpico
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. b Terrible [UWA HEAVY]

Lots of pictures at the link.

Olimpico replaced Lizmark Jr. I have not seen a result with Lizmark Jr. in it since the June 29th main event against Blue Panther. Maybe he’ll show up for his scheduled match today in GDL, or maybe he’s vanished for three weeks and I’ve just now noticed.

Speaking of, no Black Warrior at TripleMania makes his disappearance all the more strange.

CMLL (MON) 07/16 Arena Puebla [hugo999 and others @ box y lucha]
1) Blue Center, Forajido, the Tiger b Centella de Oro, Espiritu Maligno, Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde DQ Fuerza Chicana, Skandalo, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Mascara Purpura, Maximo, Valiente b ? (japanesse), Goto, Okumura
4) Alex Koslov, Sagrado, Volador Jr. b Averno, Sangre Azteca, Toscano
5) Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero b Blue Panther, Mistico, Negro Casas

Evil Monkey distracted the ref in the main, and UG fouled Panther for the pain. Not sure about that semimain result. Ohara was supposed to be in the tercera, but was replaced by a Japanesse man the regulars couldn’t identify. (I’d presume one of the IWRG crew.) Skandalo yanked Coco Verde’s mask.

AAA (TUE) 07/17 Gimnasio Revolucion Culiacan [Noro Este]
1) Extreme Tiger & Laredo Kid vs Espiritu & Scoria
2) X-Pac vs Super Porky, Scorpio Jr. [bull terrier, $10000]
3) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Polvo de Estrellas, May Flowers, Cassandro, Jessy, La Rebelde [hair, mask, cage]

I just like the idea of someone winning $10000 in a match. The cage match is not too hard to figure out.

AAA (THU) 07/19 Arena Tigre Padilla [Zocalo.com.mx]
1) Aguila Plateada vs Demonio Negro
2) Black Boy & King Warrior vs Carvenicola & Konan Gay
3) Capricornio, Coyote, Garlin Boy vs Euforia (Monterrey), Negro Villa, Simbolo
4) Barba Roja, Hijo del Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Baby Rap, Golden Boy, Rey Demonio, Sky

As best I can now figure, this is how everything has gone

Kaleth -> Barba Roja
Nemesis IWRG -> Drake Morgan -> BACK to Nemesis IWRG
? -> Hijo de Pirata Morgan

and no one’s a clown. That’s some other people. Anyway, I think I have to go correct some Monterrey results now.

Magazine Covers
Super Luchas #221 has the new tag team champions
Box Y Lucha #2827 managed to hold it’s cover till after TripleMania, which is a pretty nice trick. You’ve got Kenzo shaved and Calo unmasked.

ESTO has a preview of the minis hair match.

Today’s eSdSLP preview.

07/12: Lucha on TV, Aficion, lineup changes, Intocable

Any SOLID word on a new TV show I’m not aware of?

Well, apparently, yes.

AULL on US TV.

If you have access to one of these stations, you get AULL’s Lucha Libre show on Saturday
KTNC-TV in San Francisco / Sacramento, California – 4 PM
KAZH in Houston, Texas – 3 PM
KAZR-CA in Reno, Nevada – 4 PM
KAZO-LP in Omaha, Nebraska – SUNDAY 3 AM

Show is listed as two hours long.

These are all small, low power, former Azteca America stations, so you may need to hunt around to find the right channel number on your system. It looks like they started showing AULL last Saturday, when they dropped the Azteca affiliation.

(No, I can not believe Omaha is getting lucha libre and you’re not.)

Those are former Azteca America channels. If you check out the sports section of the Azteca America site (and have WMP installed), you can see video of last Tuesday’s Coliseos how. What does this mean? I have no idea, but they caption it as being on DeporTV America, which is available on Azteca America stations. May just be a 3 minute clip piece talking about lucha libre, but I’m going to check the show on this week just to see. It’s on Sunday afternoon.

CMLL (TUE) 07/10 Arena Aficion [ETARRA88 @ Satanico’s Mansion]
1) Dragon Chino & Furia Xtreme b Sacristan Del Diablo & Tigerman
2) Carta Brava & Super Astro 2000 b Jorge el Elegante & La Chona
3) Astro Boy, Enfermero, Payaso Arenita b Blade, Cerebro Negro, Titan
4) Averno & Misterioso II b Dr. Wagner Jr. & Místico [pi]

Mistico & Wagner had issues in the final fall. Building was 80% full.

Some rejiggered cards today. First, IWRG…

IWRG (SUN) 07/15 Arena Naucalpan
1) Samba & Tortugilo Ninjo vs Comando Gama & Golem
2) Ave Fenix & Halcon Salvaje vs Asesino Negro & Macho II
3) Kid Tiger, Marco Rivera, Misterio Verde vs Cyborg, Guardia, Xibalba
4) Cerebro Negro, Tony Rivera, Ultraman Jr., Veneno vs Black Terry, Dr. Morvus, El Hijo del Diablo, Enfermero Jr.
5) Hijo de Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs Electroshock & Hijo de Anibal [IWRG IC TAG]

and in Guadalajara

CMLL (SUN) 07/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Neon & Virgo vs Imposter & Valentin Mayo
2) Estrella de Jalisco & Nube Roja vs Danger (Gudalajara) & Guero Loco
3) Astro Boy, Oro II, Plata vs Dr. X, Infierno, Mr. Trueno
4) Marco Corelone, Máscara Sagrada, Rayman vs Cien Caras Jr., Eclipse, Lizmark Jr.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Terrible [UWA HEAVY]

That’s Wagner’s first known defense in 11 months. That semifinal is frightening.

And this is the early released card for Tuesday @ Coliseo

CMLL (TUE) 07/17 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sombra de Plata vs Caligula & Messala
2) Stuka Jr., Super Nova, Tony Rivera vs Arkangel, Loco Max, Nitro
3) Felino, Mictlan, Valiente vs Goto, Ohara, Okumura
4) Mini Damian 666 vs Bam Bam, Mini Halloween [hair]
5) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Sagrado vs Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero, Universo 2000

VIP (SAT) 07/14 Auditorio de Tijuana [El Sol de Tijuana]
1) Kimura & Transformer vs Mazambula & Mozambique
2) Ninja & Pandillero I vs Diamantina & Super Rino
3) Palaca, Pandillero II, Tornado Negro vs Enfermero Jr., King Azteca, Venum Black
4) Hijo de Kendo & Super Muneco vs Nicho & Perro Russo

Same VIP promotion as the DF one. These people believe in Super Muneco as a draw, I guess.

There’s a ByL forum post saying Intocable has resigned with AAA.

Over on PWInsider (hope you’ve got ad block working), Adam Gerstein writes about his experience going to Mexico City for the two weekend CMLL shows and WWE’s Saturday show. It’s pretty good.

This Hoy Internet article talking about the lucha show in LA this weekend is great. This is Cien Caras’ last match ever! He’s getting close to triple digits Last Match Evers.

03/13 and 03/18 Arena de Chicago shows

Arenas de Chicago lists shows this week with Blue Demon Jr., LA Park, Electroshock, and Hijo de Cien Caras. There’s the normal Sunday show at Congress Theater, but they also list a show in Round Lake on Tuesday.

That’s all I got about that show – Dave Meltzer posted an street address last week, but that isn’t a street in Round Lake. I’m far more likely to go the Tuesday show if I go to either one, but obviously it’s gonna be a tough one if I don’t know where (or when) it is.

I sent an e-mail to the promotion, so I’ll update this if I get any info.

The website also lists a 04/08 show, presumbably at Congress.

02/19: Coliseo, Tijuana, NJPW, Magazines

CMLL (SUN) 02/18 Arena Coliseo Results [ova, hugo999]
1) Bracito de Oro, Mini Olimpico b Fire, Sombrita
2) Super Nova, Tony Rivera, Valiente b Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Ramstein
3) Arkangel, Mogur, Nitro b Leono, Texano Jr., Virus
4) Blue Panther, La Mascara, Mictlan b Alex Koslov, Ephesto, Misterioso II
5) Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero b Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero

Dos went down in the main event, which doomed the tecnicos. Alex had a falling out with his partners, so he’s indeed going tecnico. Texano went down in the tercera, and Mogur fouled Leono to lead his team to victory before challenging for a hair match. Tony Rivera replaced Flash and got hurt. Three is an above average day.

el sol de Tabasco

Black Warrior and Mistico signed a lot of autographs while in Tabasco this weekend, and occasionally held up large banners. Didn’t see results for this show yet

CMLL PRI (SAT) 02/17 Plaza de la Unidad Results [El SOl de Toluca]
1) El Tigre, The Thing b Bengala, Damian el Inmortal
2) India Sioux, Marcela b Amapola, Hiroka
3) Destroyer, Emperador, Flecha DQ Estruendo, Skar, Sombra de Plata
4) Felino, Sagrado, Volador Jr. b Alex Koslov, Okumura, Veneno
5) Astro Boy, Mistico, Negro Casas b Averno, Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo

I would attend political functions in the United States if they, like the PRI here, sponsored lucha libre battles. Anyway, the biggest news of the day is surely that Flecha and Sombra de Plata are feuding, if the report can be believed. Flecha faked a foul here. Astro Boy and Averno were added to the main event, and the finish was the finish you know and love.

indy (FRI) 02/16 Arena Queretaro Results [Knotty @ El Martinete
2) Dark Boy, Dark Crazy b Galaxy, Luminoso
3) Artillero, Super Comando DRAW Lince I, Lince II [LLQ TAG]
4) Batman, Robin b Blade, Perro del Ring
5) Huracan Ramirez, Huracan Ramirez Jr., Principe Valiente Jr. DQ Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde
6) Electroshock, Hijo de Solitario b Pierroth Jr., Rambo

Tecnicos won when Solitario turned on Electroshock. I hate that – why should they get the win because they couldn’t get along? If you fight each other and cause the end of the match that way, you’re a loser. If I were Hijo de Pierroth or Rambo, I’d protest this to the commission.

indy (FRI) 02/16 Guaymas, Sonora Results [Contragolpe @ El Martinete]
1) Black Devil b Negrosino
2) Enfermero Jr. b Chacal
3) Sombra I, Sombra III b Azteca & Contragolpe
4) Cien Caras, Willy Cortez, Dr. Karonte b Super Halcon, Rey Centella Jr., Mastodonte

Why is Cien Caras doing random matches? ($$$?)

CMLL (SUN) 02/11 Arena Neza Results [The Gladiatores]
1) Chamaco Vadillo, Dark Devil b Ambar, Boaz
2) Mohicano I, Mohicano II DRAW Luis Cirio, Tony Cirio
3) Danger, Flash b Caligula, Messala
4) Rayo Tapatio I, Rayo Tapatio II, Satanico b Apocalipsis, Dr. X, Nitro
5) Felino, Mistico, Sagrado b Ramstein, Tarzan Boy, Ultimo Guerrero

La Mascara (Sagrado), Averno (Tarzan) and Mephisto (Ultimo) were all supposed to be in the main event. La Mistica on Ultimo. Flash did a 450 to win here, and the report didn’t note an arm injury here. Maybe another show the same day? Tough for him to be in Guadalajara the same day, unless my geography is way off. Ramstein is the (unofficial) Rey de Neza.

CMLL (SUN) 02/11 Colonia Aguil Azul, Neza Lineup [The Gladiatores]
1) Senky, Sculman, Can Star b Lobo Vikingo, Bestia Metalca, Sobredosis
2) Mini Olimpico, Ultimo Dragoncito b Mini Halloween, Mini Damian 666
3) La Nazi, Amapola, ? b Marcela, Sahori, Flor Metalica
4) Misterioso II, Okumura, Makabro DQ Fantasma, Hijo del Fantasma, Fantasma Jr.
5) Dos Caras Sr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Felino b Olimpico, Mascara Ano 2000, Tarzan Boy

BAJA STAR (SAT) 02/10 Auditorio de Tijuana Results [The Gladiatores]
0) Cazador, Rey Divino b Inmortal, Siniestro
1) Calavera, Clon b Duende, Kimura
2) Ricochet, Super Rhino b Angel Negro Jr., Pancho Cachondo
3) Extassis, Star Boy b Enfermero Jr., Pierroth Jr.
4) Hijo de Rey Misterio, Rey Misterio Sr., Super Astro DQ Mortiz, Principe Arandu, TJ Boy
5) LA Park, Latin Lover b Hector Garza, Super Parka

Latin’s apparently making his own schedule, which is how he ends up facing a CMLL guy while working on AAA TV.

AAA Villalobos (SAT) 02/10 Auditorio Local de La Magdalena Atlicpac Results [The Gladiatores]
1) Callejero, Perro Cibernetico b Angel del Metal, Super Destello
2) Mascara de Oro Y Plata, Super Mascara b Iluminado, King Demon
3) La Parkita, Mascarita Magnifica b Mini Charly Manson, Mini Cuervo
4) Demonio Cibernetico, Guerrero Negro, Johnny Villalobos b Laredo Kid, Nemesis AAA, Super Fly
5) Diabolica, Monster, Muerte del Diablo b Alebrije, Martha Villalobos, Zorro

There are also AULL results over on The Gladiatores, but author pretty much passed on giving results in the tag team tournament, as far as I could tell, and nothing much of note happened.

AAA Munoz (WED) 02/14 Auditorio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi Results [El Sol de SLP]
3) Fabi Apache, Martha Villalobos b La Diabólica, Miss Janeth
4) Alberije, Billy Boy b Gran Apache, Monsther
5) Billy Boy, El Elegido, Zorro b Abismo Negro, Alan Stone, Cibernetico

Negro Casas and Texano are headed back to Japan next month, with Texano getting a title match against Minoru for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. This title match is out of nowhere, and I thought this was just a case of “Japan loves cowboys”, but no, there’s a ISSUE here

Minoru explained that when he went to Mexico around four years ago, he and Texano developed an unusual hatred for each other and that Texano tricked him when telling him directions and Minoru ended up in a taxi for about five hours. If he defeats Texano, he wants the young Mexican to pay him back the taxi fare.

(courtesy Strong Style Spirit)

So I guess Minoru has heat with Texano. How much is 5 hours of taxi fare in Mexico City? We may have to open up a collection box.

TV question: Did the Tag Title match air this weekend? Which match aired last weekend?

Magazines
Super Luchas celebrates it’s 200th issue. Congratulation to them.
Luchas 2000 356 has the new trios champs, Volador Jr. with his trophy, and Rayo de Jalisco’s return to Arena Mexico.

Charly Manson chats at boxylucha.com on Wednesday.

La Estrella De Iquique has an interview with Guerrera de Titanes old Numbero Uno fan (that was his gimmick, apparently.)

01/18: IWRG, Box Y Lucha

CMLL

IWRG (SUN) 01/14 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Trauma I, Trauma II b Golem, Puma King
2) Bacteria, Freelance, Turbo b Avisman, Black Terry, Black Thunder
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Suicida DQ El Hijo del Diablo, Fantasma de la Ópera, Veneno
4) Camorra, Canek, Mascara Ano 2000 b Dos Caras, Negro Navarro, Sagrado
5) Electroshock b Mascara Sagrada [1, IWRG IC HEAVY]

Electro gets his title shot versus Canek on 02/04; I’m shocked they’ve announced the date. Trios champs lost the tercera when Fantasma piledrove Suicida, which will do it to you every time.

Ovaciones’ preview of IWRG’s Sunday card says the Corp/tecnicos atomicos has been changed to a trios match for the belts.

AAA’s redesigned their site. It’s still not great, but it’s better than a few hours ago when they had some completely unreadable buttons up. They didn’t actually add much of new content.

Box Y Lucha has posted more articles from it’s latest edition
Cibernetico says the people like them because he’s real, and he’s says what they want to say, to anyone. Ciber echos the “Latin Lover’s forgotten his people” and drops Kawaghi’s name.
The Villanos share their memories of Villano I. Villano III’s stories all are about winning street fights against thugs with superior numbers.
India Sioux talks about her start in lucha libre. She’s going be in Japan from 01/23 to 01/30 (or 02/01 by the time she’s back). CMLL.com says Marcela and Hiroka are going as well.
Pirata Morgan reminds us that the eye patch is not a work, he really has one eye. But he also explains he’s strengthened that one eye so much, he has perfect peripheral vision. That’s why he’s the best in the world.
– Pirata Morgan has a hot daughter, which just boggles my mind. Perla Negra is training (apparently while not wearing much if you believe these pictures), but not yet wrestling.
Perro Aguayo Jr. tells everyone who think the Perros are cooling off to shut up. Okay. (Guess they’re cooling off.)
Rambo talks about the saddest day in his life; the day his father died.
Arena Queretaro celebrates 24 years of lucha libre.

Villano III chats with Box Y Lucha on 01/23 at 2:00pm.

In today’s Ovaciones, Coco Rojo and Super Muneco hype up this weekend’s VIP show by talking about having a mask match…sometime later. For now, it’ just a singles match.

WWE pushed it’s Mexico tour back a week.

03/22 (THU) Mexico City
03/23 (FRI) Mexico City
03/24 (SAT) Chihuahua (not Tijuana)
03/25 (SUN) Monterrey

…so CMLL is totally running the week before. I wonder what they’ll do in a Arena Coliseo Monterrey that week.

Tickets range between $23 up to $183 US. I think Chris Benoit is the biggest lucha libre name value draw included in the list of people on this tour (subject to change); Chavo’s there too, but he hasn’t had much of a Mexican career. They’re going after a different fanbase, so maybe that’ll be fine, but it didn’t seem like things were strong enough last time to do two shows in the same city. Rey Mysterio is not listed as participating at this time.

Sunday is Brazo de Plata’s 30 year anniversary of starting his lucha libre career.

11/20 Teleton Arena Mexico Results

CMLL (MON) 11/20 Arena Mexico Results
1) Super Muenco, Super Pinocho, Super Raton b Hombre Sin Nombre, Loco Max, Sangre Azteca
2) Virus CO Mascara Purpura
3) Dos Caras Jr., Mascara Sagrada, Shocker b Blue Demon Jr., Hector Garza, LA Park
4) Blue Panther, Canek, Super Parka b Negro Navarro, Signo, Texano Jr.
5) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V b Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
6) Pierroth, Ultimo Guerrero, Universo 2000 b Electroshock, Satanico, Silver King

I’ve read three reports
– Ovaciones, which says the show was super and drew 10,000
– poster Cesar on Box Y Lucha, who did not like the wrestling at all and found the show far poorly executed than usual
– poster Alvin on El Martiente, who was somewhere in the middle (but definitely on the thumbs up side.)

I don’t know why I didn’t notice this earlier, but it’s funny that in Electroshock’s big return to Arena Mexico, he’s teaming with Silver King and facing Ultimo Guerrero. Last time in Arena Mexico, as part of his one month stint, he was in a trios match teaming with Bronco (Silver King) and facing the Guerreros (including Ultimo), Electro looked bad, the crowd turned on the tecnicos about halfway in the match and there was a rumor the Guerreros had sabotaged Electro’s debut on purpose. This time, Electro got booed just for being there and the crowd never let up on him – if he’s going to be around (and he probably shouldn’t be), they’re going to have to turn him rudo immediately.

At least Electro was there. Groon was MIA. After the second match, they had representatives of each match come out and draw a number to determine the order for the rest of the show (which leads into another issue I’ll get to in a moment.) By incredible luck, Groon’s match happened to be moved to the main event. Combine that with the previously unannounced Virus/Mascara Purpura match (which was said not to be good), and Cesar’s mentioning of long breaks between matches, and it seems like they were stalling for Groon to get to the building. He never did, so either he couldn’t get from wherever else he was working that day in time, or perhaps he was holding CMLL up for more money (it’d fit his rep), but I can’t think missing a CMLL Arena Mexico main event is going to be good for your career. (Of course, they still employ Lizmark Jr., so who really knows.)

In connection with the order drawing, CMLL hyped up that they’d award a trofeo to the best winning trio in the top four matches, and they’d decide the best by bringing them all into the ring at the end of the show, and letting the fans cheer for who they want. Apparently, none of the wrestlers were listening or cared, because everyone else had left by the time was the main event was over. The officials handed the trofeo to the rudos and got out of there. Whoever was in charge of running the show did not have a good night.

Sounds like Mascara Sagrada and Canek were the worst guys on the show, though people weren’t high on the Villanos, El Signo and others on the show, including Satanico in the main event. Blue Panther and Negro Navarro did a lot mat sequence in the first fall, which Ovaciones thought was the greatest thing ever, but Cesar thought was quite bad. Super Parka wore his mask for the whole match, which is something they’ve had people do on legends shows, but never in Arena Mexico before.

Mr. Aguila tried Halloween’s ring announcing spot for the Perros and apparently didn’t learn enough English during his WWE stint – that’s the one thing I want to see from this show.

The 10,000 attendance number is probably not too far off – Monday was a holiday, so they drew a big crowd and may have made some money for the Teleton. I don’t believe this was successful enough to change future plans, but I do believe they’d opt to do it again next year rather than do a show with AAA.