04/01: Maximo gone, GDL, Solidaridad, Monterrey

Maximo’s hair loss to Texano was his farewell: Reforma (via Jazzo) has him leaving CMLL to rejoin the independents. Maximo repeatedly complains CMLL is totally focused on one guy and only that guy, and everyone is unhappy because they don’t get as much, though he doesn’t actually mention this one guy’s name.

He means Mistico, I know. (Maximo also said the same thing on a radio show.) I do wonder at the thought process here – if you annoyed at being a big enough star, you’re going to go to promotions who have little or no TV? That’s what matters in 2009. Maximo seems pretty clear that he’s going independent and not to AAA, but I’m not sure AAA would be looking for his kinda of character right now.

India Sioux hasn’t been on any CMLL card we know of since mid February and nto in Arnea Mexico since December. She could keep working here, but she’s not really working much at all.

CMLL (SUN) 03/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Mongol b Milenio
2) Katana & Malefico b Angel del Mal & Infierno [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
3) Palacio Negro & Samurai b Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
4) Boomerang & Gallo b Acertijo & Mr. Trueno [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
5) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca b Hector Garza, La Sombra, Shocker
6) Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr. b Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero

Assuming I’ve got it right, and who really knows anymore, these are the standings going into the final round

7: Boomerang/Meteoro & Gallo
6: Palacio Negro & Samurai
4: Katana & Malefico
3: Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy
2: Acertijo & Rey & Mr. Trueno
2: Angel del Mal & Infierno

The leading team faces Katana & Malefico, who still have something to play for if second place matters. I’m still not sure first place matters. Negro/Samurai face one of the trailing teams,, Angel del Mal & Inferino, which one would presume they will win.

LA Rosa (SUN) 03/29 Arena Solidaridad [RFC & josedjesus]
1) Baby Fox, Sky, Turbina b Guerrero Griego, Neon, Titanik
2) Bella Karina, Galactar, Martha Villalobos, Mini Gato Volador b Linda Star, Mini Hator, Mongol Chino Jr., Sexi Psicsis
3) Diluvio Negro I, Estrella Dorada, Gato Volador b Apolo Estrada, Mongol Chino, Monje Negro Jr.
4) Antifaz del Norte, Olimpico, Scorpio b Diluvio Negro II, Intocable, Zumbido
5) Aventurero, El Hijo Del Santo, Tinieblas jr. DQ Fuerza Guerrera, Hator, Super Parka

Hator took Santo’s mask for the DQ and they talked hair vs mask after. Zumbido replaced Juvi, still out. RFC says 5000 fans.

CMLL (TUE) 03/31 Arena Mexico [ESTO, SuperLuchas, Avellaneda @ box y lucha]
1) Artillero, Inquisidor, Super Comando b Molotov, Sombra de Plata, Trueno
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Astro Boy Sensei b Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Vangelis
3) Shockercito b Fire [hair]
4) Maximo, Mictlan, Shocker b Felino, Heavy Metal Okumura, Mr. Niebla
5) Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero b La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr.

Shockercito took falls 1 and 3 clean. Rudos challenged for a tag title shot after their main event win; sounds like it’ll be Atlantis/Rey as the team next week for Fan Appreciation day. Sunday’s main event appears to be a Marcela vs Rosa Negra mask versus mask match, which should fill Arena Mexico to the brim.

AAA trumpets Alex Koslov in ROH. (CMLL does not mention half the trips people go on.) Looks like the lucha particpation matches are going to be

– Generico vs Blue Demon Jr. vs Brent Albright vs Claudio Castagnoli
– Kevin Steen, Jay Briscoe, Magno vs Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, Incognito
– Bryan Danielson vs Alex Koslov (!)

– Alex Koslov vs Roderick Strong
– Kevin Steen, El Generico, Jay Briscoe, Magno vs the American Wolves, Chris Hero, Incognito
– Nigel McGuiness, Claudio Castagnoli vs Blue Demon Jr., Brent Albright

Bobby Lee is interviewed about his career. He’s currently commissioner in Leon, and complains Santo cheated to beat him. In a unusual occurrence of links working in tandem, DJ Espectro talks to Bobby Lee Jr., suspected to be the original Ice Cream. DJ Espectro also asks for more visitors leave comments; sometimes, I’ve personally found that’s a better idea in theory than it is in practice.

DTU interviews Chris Hero about coming in.

Lucha libre will be on CSI. Don’t care.

Maska Lucha points out some Dos Caras inspired baseball caps. I still need to get an Artillero one.

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA’s 07 Pena show, and CMLL 10/27 and 11/03.

AAA (MON) 05/04 Centro Banamex
1) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Super Fly vs Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
2) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
3) ? & Vampiro vs Chessman & Extreme Tiger
4) Alex Koslov, Rocky Romero, X-Pac vs Kenzo Suzuki, Silver King, Zorro
5) ?, Charly Manson, Mesias vs Electro Shock, Konnan, Ozz

Looks like status quo is still the way to go. Let’s be honest: I don’t care who the mystery people are.

CMLL (TUE) 03/31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Hierro vs Skaxy
2) Silueta vs Atenea
3) Idolo vs Depredador
4) Virgo vs Ebola
5) Metal Blanco & Valiente vs Mascara Magica & Satanico
6) Dos Caras Jr., La Mascara, Sagrado vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca

CMLL (SUN) 04/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Astaroth & Hierro vs Fraile de la Muerte & Relampago Azul
2) Casanova, Magnum, Neutron vs Asesino Negro, Güero Loco, Rey Trueno
3) Dark Angel & Lady Apache vs Amapola & Princesa Blanca
4) Dos Caras Jr., Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
5) Texano Jr. vs Atlantis [NWA LH]

Fan appreciation show. Big week for Atlantis!

03/28: IWRG, Neza, Mexico

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

Fuerza retains the title. The Pierroth/Arlequin alliance fell apart, and a green Arlequin (Arlequin Verde?) showed up to set up a tag feud.

indy (FRI) 03/27 Arena Neza [proyeccion luchistica, Mr. Reyes]
1) Dr. Trauma & Iron Black b Lider & Super Chiva
2) Furia Roja & Motocross b Dragon Extreme & Rey Neza
3) La Parkita & Mascarita de Oro b Espectrito I & Mini Black Cat
4) Hermano Muerte II & Hermano Muerte III b Coco Verde & Cocolores
5) Head Hunter I & Head Hunter II b Fuerza Guerrera & Scorpio Jr.
6) Damian 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween b Dr. Wagner Jr., El Hijo Del Santo, La Park

Santo had Perro in the camel clutch, but the Perros broke it up and fouled him for the win. Muertes and Cocos agreed to a mask match.

CMLL (FRI) 03/27 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, SuperLuchas, ESTO]
1) Sensei & Trueno b Inquisidor & Semental
2) Flash, Leono, Stuka Jr. b Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) Ultimo Dragoncito b Pequeno Violencia [lightning]
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca b Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara
5) Dos Caras Jr., Mascara Dorada, Shocker b Averno, Mephisto, Terrible
6) Texano Jr., Villano IV, Villano V b Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero

Villano V (announced here as Rey Mendoza Jr.) beat UG clean. Tecnicos took the second in straight falls, DQ in the first for throwing Dorada over the top rope (that only seems to happen to Averno & Mephisto teams) and Shocker & Dos got submissions in the second. Dorada is said to have looked good. Pseudo Poder Mexica won again and demanded a title shot next week.

Ultimo Guerrero tells el Siglo de Torreon he was satisfied with the mask match and wants Villano IV next.

Remember that WWA Middleweight Title match between Angel Blanco and Olimpico, which didn’t seem to make much sense because Mistico seemed to still have the belt. Well, Olimpico is upset, because he won and never actually got the belt. WWA belts = jokes.

WWE’s Rikishi talks about wrestling in Chile.

Terra TV has been running clips from interviews with Santo on their site all week: on Todo x el Todo, indepedent wrestling, CMLL, why he loves lucha libre, and tougest mask matches.

Proyeccion Luchistica also has an interview with female indy wrestler Corazon de Fuego Jr.

LuchaWorld has Robert on 10/13/07 CMLL and Arena Coliseo Monterrey 2004.

CMLL (TUE) 03/31 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov, Sombra de Plata, Trueno vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Super Comando
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Sensei vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Vangelis
3) Shockercito vs Fire [hair]
4) Maximo, Mictlan, Shocker vs Felino, Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla
5) La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

One week build to hair match. That’s IWRG-rific.

CMLL (FRI) 04/03 Arena Mexico
1) Angel Azteca Jr. & Starman vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Lady Apache, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Blanca
3) Valiente vs Virus [lightning]
4) La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Lizmark Jr., Mephisto
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca [CMLL TRIOS]
6) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Shocker vs Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Everyone not here is in GDL. They probably should put the title match in the main event, but I don’t think they see anyone besides Garza as a star.

10/27 Arena Puebla Results

CMLL (MON) 10/27 Arena Puebla [morgan_alebrije @ box y lucha]
1) el Tigre, Legionario, SWAT b Espiritu Maligno, Mr. Rafaga, Zigma
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Lluvia b La Seductora, Medussa, Princesa Sujei
3) Máximo, Mictlán, Valiente b Dragon Rojo Jr., Olímpico, Sangre Azteca
4) Último Dragoncito b Fire [mask]
5) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero b Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr.

Fire is Vicente Serrano, 8 years under that name, and originally from Aldea, Guanajuato. Match was said to be under 10 minutes and one fall. Fire blamed his loss on an elbow injury.

Atlantis snuck in a foul on Wagner in the main event.

10/16: Puebla, GDL

CMLL (MON) 10/13 Arena Puebla [KrisZ]

1) Fire, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween b Nino de Acero, Pequeno Ninja, Último Dragoncito
2) Averno, Mephisto, Terrible b Fabián el Gitano, La Máscara, Volador Jr.
3) Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero b Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza, Marco Corelone [CMLL TRIOS]

They’re teasing a Fire/Dragoncito mask match here. Just like MVS and CTres, I’m sure TVC Deportes wants to have their own four week feuds.

CMLL (TUE) 10/14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [cmll, MT]
1) Virgo b Azazel
2) Impostor b Fraile de la Muerte
3) Rafaga b Carlo Roggi
4) Rey Trueno b Palacio Negro
5) Damián 666 b Rayman
6) Metal Blanco, Metalik, Sagrado b Mr. Águila, Mr. Trueno, Toscano
7) Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone b Atlantis & Cien Caras Jr.

Metalik back in action here (and winning in straight falls), so I guess he’s okay. Tecnicos won the main event clean. Damian did foul Rayman and got away with it, so it’s not like there was all clean finishes or anything crazy.


CMLL (TUE) 10/14 Arena Mexico
1) Carrona & Zayco vs Molotov & Sombra de Plata
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Hijo del Faraon b Calígula, Hooligan, Méssala

AAA makes it sound like Latin Lover is back and not just making a one week appearance. AAA is slowly putting up info about last night’s taping, and I’ll post it here after it all goes up.

Blue Panther is pleased with the creation of Ola Lagunera, but has no plan on going back to the rudo side. Misterioso II was surprised to be to considered among possible Ola Lagunera members, but would join if Ultimo or Panther asked.

Rey Misterio was added to the Tijuana Walk of Fame.

Los Campeones de la Lucha Libre: another interview with the voice of Dragon Rojo Jr., interview with the voice and director, and SuperLuchas giving away the tickets.

SoloLuchas has interviews with IWRG’s Miss Gaviota (claims Pimpinela is his cousin) and Aerostar (defensive about his innovation, Pena sketched out his look but didn’t come up with the name before he died), and an injury update on Amapola (hurrying to come back in 3 to 4 weeks.)

Spanish language review of “LUCHA LIBRE: Life Behind The Mask.

The Gladiatores has video interviews with Hijo de Solitario, Xochitl Hamada and Esther & Rossy Moreno.

Kcidis has a nice color restoration of a black and white photo of Astro de Oro.

07/07 (2): DF Lineups

As per new standard operating procedure, only Tuesday and Friday ones. Bihari, you may want to be seated for the Arena Mexico lineup. Actually, everyone should, there’s a pretty fun surprise.

CMLL (TUE) 07/10 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Caligula & Vaquero
2) Bam Bam, Bracito de Oro, Celestial vs Mr. Aguilita, Pequeno Damian, Pequeno Halloween
3) Fabian el Gitano, Flash, Tony Rivera vs Arkangel, Hooligan, Nitro
4) La Mascara, Maximo, Volador Jr. vs Satanico, Texano Jr., Virus
5) Heavy Metal, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000

I think that’s as high as Flash has been, but it’s Tuesday. Is Sangre Azteca’s story inspiring because, after all this time, he’s finally up in the main events or is depressing for it to take all this time for him to finally be up in the main events?

CMLL (FRI) 07/13 Arena Mexico
1) Sombra de Plata & Stuka Jr. vs Artillero & Polvora
2) Bam Bam vs Pequeno Olimpico, Bracito de Oro, Fantasy, Electrico, Pequeno Halloween, Pequeno Damian 666, Mr. Aguilita, Fire [ciber]
3) Alex Koslov, La Mascara, Mascara Purpura vs Damian 666, Euforia, Texano Jr.
4) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Sombra vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Sangre Azteca
5) Mistico & Negro Casas vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Ultimo Guerrero [CMLL TAG]

Who’s missing? No Ultimo Dragoncito, Tzuki, Pierrothito and Pequeno Violencia – that’s gotta be a tag match at a spot show somewhere. Mini cibernetico’s gotta make air.

No apparent follow up on the Panther vs Perros stuff. News page teases Villano V vs Blue Panther in a mask match. Eh, no.

With Atlantis in the building for the main event tag, perhaps we’ll know how he feels about Ultimo hooking up with his archrival and offering him membership in the Guerreros. I wonder how Bucanero feels about this! (I bet he doesn’t know yet.)