Triplemania PPV, Stuka, Valiente, Vangelis, Fuego advance, Chicas Vuelta Vuelta

TripleMania will be on conventional PPV. AAA confirmed this last night and posted the pricing today. If you order before the show, it’s $18, plus $5 more for HD, plus $2 more if you call to order instead of using the internet. If you wait until Sunday, there’s another $5 surcharge in there.  Whatever way you do it, it’s cheaper to buy the iPPV – but you get on TV, which is nice and I’d pay a little extra not to have to deal with cords and multiple screens.  No word about that movie theater plan.

AAA’s been doing a lot of press all week to talk about TripleMania. The annual pilgrimage, taking place the same day as Antonio Pena’s birthday, is happening right now.

CMLL closed the En Busca de un Idolo polling much earlier this week, updated the scoreboard, then took the scoreboard down and just posted the final totals. They might have done this because the polling scores made no sense. This is what they appeared to be (based on what they had for the last 3 weeks.)

40 Stuka
39 Valiente
37 Vangelis
22 Fuego
5 Sangre Azteca
4 Tiger
4 Hijo del Fantasma
0 Misterioso

The numbers on the website didn’t make any sense as they were listed. It looked like they gave Fuego 42 points for the 40 point poll (despite giving the actual winning 40 to Stuka for the third straight week.) What appears to actually have happened is Fuego got 22 points for votes, and they threw in the 20 points for winning his match over Misterioso in the same column. (The last update still had him listed as 1 win instead of 2.)

The final totals were 333 Valiente
280 Vangelis
278 Stuka Jr.
208 Fuego – should’ve been 206 but there was a typo never fixed
202 Hijo del Fantasma
164 Tiger
140 Sangre Azteca
113 Misterioso Jr.

Walking thru the math fails is truly exciting, but the bigger point here is even the people running this system can’t keep track of these numbers – this point system is wildly unsuccessful.  Please make this easy to follow next year, if there is a next year.

For what it’s worth, if you take out the fan poll points, the order would’ve been Valiente, Hijo del Fantasma, Vangelis, Tiger, Stuka, Fuego, Sangre Azteca and Misterioso. The 3/4/5 group are all grouped in within 4 points.

Valiente, Vangelis, Stuka and Fuego advance, three tecnicos and one rudo like last year. Valiente and Stuka are the favorites for making the final two. The intermission trios match this Friday will be Negro Casas, Valiente & Stuka vs Vangelis, Virus and Fuego. Schedule, based on what they announced at the start, looks like

06/21: Valiente vs Vangelis, Stuka vs Fuego
06/28: Valiente vs Fuego, Vangelis vs Stuka
07/05: Valiente vs Stuka, Vangelis vs Fuego

That’ll probably change.

You can now rent the CMLL edecanes – for your corporate or private event. The 16 women currently working as ring girls for CMLL are going to be working as a group named “Chicas Vuelta, Vuelta”, they’ll be booked out thru CMLL’s office the same as the luchadors, they’ll be available to be booked on lucha libre shows as well as other events and they can work as dancers and singers as well. There’s been mentions in the past of some of the CMLL edecans having to choose between working for the promotion or working elsewhere due to conflicts, and this would seem to give them more work if they stay with CMLL. Having all of them at the Father’s Day show this Sunday is the kick off to the initiative.

Rob has highlights of AAA 06/17/07 Toluca, AAA 05/12/13 Durango, and CMLL from the first, second, third and fourth week of May 2007. Plus, typical CMLL editing.

Bill has highlights of 06/07/12 IWRG.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Super Crazy gets his GHC Junior Heavyweight title shot against Taiji Ishimori on July 7.

Super Crazy teams with Ricky Marvin NOAH’s July GHC Junior Tag Team tournament. Pesdailla teams with someone who translates to “Dual Force” as the “Ultraviolent Lucha Libre.” team Maybe Santo Jr. – I guess you can get from Tempestad to Dual Force. The South American team of Kaiser & Gaston Mateo are back as well.


Soul Rocker says Machine is (back?) wrestling with the group tomorrow.

Daga wants to settle outstanding accounts with Davey Richards.

AAA is taking part in the campaign against childhood obesity again.

Hugo Savinovich likes AAA’s innovation and WWL and AAA working together.

Blue Demon & Hijo del Santo defend their PWR tag team titles in Watsonville, CA in July (assuming they get by Zumbi & Karaoui next Saturday.)


CMLL (TUE) 06/18/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Robin vs Camorra & Ramstein
2) Pegasso, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura [lightning]
4) Bushiroad, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado vs Felino, Pólvora, Puma
5) Máscara Dorada vs Averno [NWA WELTER]
Mascara Dorada is champion. First defense.
6) Mistico, Titán, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

I guess if your usual high flying Guadalajara tecnico partner is busy, Titan is a good fill-in.

Dorada vs Averno should be great.

CMLL (TUE) 06/18/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Metal, Leo, Magnus vs Disturbio, Magnum, Sádico
2) Marcela & Silueta vs Amapola & Princesa Sugheit
3) Gallo, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Kráneo, Maléfico, Sangre Azteca, Vangellys
4) Bam Bam vs Mercurio [hair]
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Shocker vs Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.

I really have no idea how that hair match is going to go.

Kraneo vs Guerrero Maya! An actual good CMLL women’s tag match! Wish this was still airing.

IWL, Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero, final 1st round matches of En Busca de un Idolo, Goyito Perez, Parka Negra

AAA IWL (SAT) 06/08/2013 Atras del Teatro, Atizapan de Zaragoza, Estado de Mexico [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), R de Rudo]
2) Atomic Star, Payaso Carroña, Payaso Terror, Peirko b Infierno Kid Jr., Ojo Diabólico Jr., Sepulturero I, Último Vampiro and Ángel Del Amor, Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Yakuza and Centinela, Quimico, Samael, Tormento
Perico moonsaulted Samael and Centinela
3) Oficial AK47, Pantera I, Slash, Suicida b Camikaze, Freelance, Super Boing, Super Pascual
Super Boing, Super Pascual, and Camikaze are Las Frutas. AK-47 beat Super Boing.
4) Fresero Jr., Lolita, Ninja de Fuego b Pasion Kristal, Pentagón Jr., Sexy Lady
Pentagon beat Fresero
5) Ludark Shaitan b Crazy Mary [Copa Femenil Extrema IWL]
expected hardcore match.
6) Carta Brava I, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera b Cíclope, Niko, Pagano and Epitafio, Leviatham, Rocky Santana and Scorpio Jr., Tony Rivera, Zumbudo and Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro and Drastik Boy, Paranoiko, Super Mega and Eterno, Súper Nova, X-Fly and Argenis, Drago, Fénix
Ultimo Gladiador replaced Super Nova. Ciclope was the mystery luchador on his team. Preshow press conference had built up the AULL/IWL rivarlry, and team IWL won.
7) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett [IWL TRIOS]
Clowns won the trios titles back with a distraction from Rocky Santana

The opener, who’s names I’m sure of so no listed here, was the only match to get money thrown in. Luchador count: 62! There looks to be so many people standing on the apron during the 4 way atomicos, I don’t know how anyone saw the match. Outdoor arena looked about a 1/4 full (and also looked like it would be a great venue if full.)  Ludark’s match is on her YouTube channel. The entire show looks to have been taped for TVC Deportes.

CMLL (MON) 06/10/2013 Arena Puebla [El Popular]
1) Ares, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón b Águila Egipcia, Meyer, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Aguila Egipcia’s debut here.
2) Hombre Bala, Stigma, Super Halcon b Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Nitro
3) Blue Panther, Fuego, Sagrado DQ Morphosis, Olímpico, Vangelis
Morphosis fouled Blue Panther. Fuego listed as wrestling again.
4) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Terrible
Diamante Azul replaced Shocker, Terrible replaced Gran Guerrero. Pierroth’s debut (under that name; last here in July 2003 under his last name.) Azul beat Niebla with the German suplex.
5) Atlantis b Último Guerrero
Atlantis took fall won with a rana, Ultimo Guerrero took second with a powerbomb with his feet on the ropes. UG tried to use the Atlantida in the third, but Atlantis escaped and beat him.

Popular lists Fuego as working this show, but then they had him working last week’s show and it turned out to be Stigma instead. This is important because Fuego’s scheduled to wrestle tonight in the final night of the first round of the En Busca de un Idolo, in a classic “win and get a lot of votes and get some favorable reviews and make sure they never fix their scoring typo” situation.

Fuego is 65 points behind Fantasma based on CMLL’s standings. It should be 67, but they’ve embarssingly never fixed a wrong score. As of the moment, Fuego would get 28 points more than Fantasma from the poll, which leaves Fuego with 38 points to pick up tonight. It turns out Fuego has averaged 18 points from the judges, and that and 20 points from a win would give exactly the number he needs. The trailing people in the polls have gotten more points than they earned most every week, so Fuego probably needs to get closer to 24 to feel any safe. Fuego faces Misterioso tonight and as bad as Misterioso has done for himself, his opponents have averaged 25 points from the judges so far. That would be plenty.

And yet, we don’t know if Fuego is actually okay. He’ll probably fight because luchadors are crazy people who fight when they should not – which is the same reason I’d assume Stuka and Mistico will also be on tonight’s card – but there’s a chance for mass chaos here.

CMLL Gaceta has a preview of tonight’s show, where the Avernos are dismissive of the Estetas and the entire concept of championships. “We do not need the trios titles to know we’re the best team in world”, says Ephesto.  Perhaps they’re slightly bitter they were left out.

Parka Negra said on Twitter he was in a car accident with Super Parka. Actually, he says “I finally awoke from a car accident”, which sounds not good at all, but he says he’s okay.

AAA announced mexican born UFC fighter Erik “Goyito” Perez will second Octagon at TripleMania. AAA’s been working on this since Perez mentioned he was a fan of Octagon growing up and wore an Octagon inspired mask to the octagon for a UFC fight. (It appears he also generally likes lucha libre; he posted photos with Volador Jr. and Volador Sr. a couple weeks ago.) I would expect Perez does something that’ll can be used as a highlight elsewhere, and that AAA will want to stay close to Perez and MMA as time goes on.

The lucha show over the weekend in New York with Blue Demon, Bestia, Damian, and Extreme Tiger among others drew poorly and many wrestlers did not get paid. It’s different promoters, but there seems to be a bad track record with New York based lucha libre promotions.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, including results from Cancun. Thunder worked the show. Los Colisenos says the Thunder Facebook linked to last week is a fake account, though frustratingly in a fashion where no one could have known what he was talking about.

Texano reassures the world that Texano will not be losing his title at TripleMania. I feel better.

Apolo Valdes mentioned this year’s Lucha Libre Expo will be November 8-10th. Probably more coming tomorrow.



CMLL (SUN) 06/16/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Akuma & Zayco
2) Molotov, Soberano Jr., Stigma vs Apocalipsis, Espanto Jr., Inquisidor
3) Dark Angel vs Lluvia, Estrellita, Goya Kong, Dalis la Caribeña, Tiffany, Princesa Sugheit, La Comandante, Zeuxis, La Seductora [cibernetico]
Dark Angel replaces Silueta
4) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS, final]
Final of an eight team tournament. Winner becomes 25th champions.

This tournament seems set up for Estetas del Aire winning to popularize them as the great new team – but are you really going to be able to popularize a CMLL trio on the day of TripleMania?

It’s great Dark Angel is back, but that match also needed Silueta and like three more. Oh well. I still haven’t gotten to the matches with Lluvia yet, maybe she’s awesome now.

CMLL (SUN) 06/16/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Idolo & Javier Cruz vs Satara & Thunder Boy
2) Esfinge, León Blanco, Virgo vs Espectrum, Infierno, Ráfaga
3) Azteca de Oro & Sky Kid vs Demonio Rojo & Sádico and El Hippie & Leo and Évola & Exterminador
listed as Full Ring de Parejas
4) Luna Mágica vs Princesa Blanca [lightning]
5) Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Tritón

“Full Ring de Parejas” has not been previously done, may be a four way tag.

Satara is from the Dantes Lucha Factory.

Casandro honored, Stuka & Fuego remain eternal champions, TripleMania

indy (SAT) 09/08/2012 Gimnasio de Arte Y Cultrua, Av. Alvaro Obregon [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del Ring
***Casandro Homage***
1) Estrella de Luz, Mini Cibernetico, Mini Oriental b Aereo, Mini Groon XXX, Octagoncito
2) Esther Moreno & Marcela b Diosa de Plata & Rossy Moreno
Marcela & Rossy feuded.
3) Black Thunder, El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Rostro Maligno b Magnus, Murano, Skayde, Star Boy Jr.
Medico Asesino & Wagner pulled Magnus’ mask to set up the win.
4) Bestia 666, Damián 666, Súper Nova b Diva Salvaje, Nygma, Pasion Kristal

Other wrestlers, including Demus 3:16, Rush, Pimpinela, and Diamante Azul, were at the show. It’s notable not just because they were honoring Casandro, but it’s a ultra rare show with AAA and CMLL wrestlers together.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 09/09/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Leono & Sensei b Apocalipsis & Cholo
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Goya Kong, Lady Afrodita, Luna Mágica
moved to third match. Afrodita replaced Estrellita. Rudas took 1/3.
3) Aereo, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito DQ Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
moved to the second match. Rudos won straight falls, Fantasy losing his mind and unmasking Mercurio in the second.
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Super Porky b Niebla Roja, Taichi, Vangelis
Tecnicos took 2/3, Porky splashing Taichi for the middle rope.
5) Fuego & Stuka Jr. b Namajague & Shigeo Okumura [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Namajague german suplexed Stuka and Okumura gave Fuego a brainbuster to take fall one. Fuego submitted Namajague and Stuka splashed Okumura in the second. Namajague and Fuego pinned each other in the third. Stuka missed his splash, but survived Okumura’s reverse DDT and Michinoku Driver, and then dropped Okumura in and landed the splash the second time to keep the titles.
6) Felino, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla b Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker
Felino beat Atlantis in a surprise finish in the first, and Niebla & Felino beat Atlantis & Azul in the second. Rudos immediately challenged for a title match, tecnicos immediately accepted.

In Memoriam lost his mask to Esfinge in the Guadalajara cage match tonight. Rush kept his title over Rey Bucanero.

AAA has put up TripleMania XX Part 3, with Consejo & Octagon vs Psycho Circus & La Park, and Dr. Wagner vs Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

Perros del Mal announced Taya Valkyrie will not appear on their show tonight, because she was not actually given a contract  for the show. That’s right, Perros del Mal is more concerned with false advertising than CMLL.

Rob has highlights of Puebla 01/16/12, 01/27/12 & 02/31/12 CMLL, and 08/21/21 CMLL, as well as Zumbido vs Ricky Marvin match from 2002.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and Alfredo’s Five to Watch. I agree with the list, but I’m not so sure Namajague is losing his mask before going back to Japan.

Lucha Libre in Japan

09/09 Reina X World:
Arisa Nakajima b Crazy Star
Silueta b Alex Lee

09/09 NJPW: Averno, Alex Kozlov, Rocky Romero & Low Ki [O] b Mascara Dorada, BUSHI [X], Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA
Match includes a Low Ki picture tweet. You can tell which NJPW shows are staffed by the Spanish media translator. Some have quotes, some like this have “Mascara Dorada yells angrily about Averno and Chaos”.

Rayo de Jalisco Jr. will appear on Ultimo Dragon’s 25th Anniversary show in Tokyo on 11/07.



IWRG (SUN) 09/16/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Serpiente de Oro vs Infierno Kid Jr.
2) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Saruman vs Carta Brava Jr., Imposible, Matrix Jr.
3) Chicano vs Cerebro Negro [WWS WELTER]
Chicano is champion
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Temerario Infernal [EdM Trios]
Oficials are the champs.
5) Fresero Jr., Hijo de LA Park, Trauma II vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Eterno
6) Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Trauma IHijo de Máscara Año 2000 [Rey de Ring, mask, IWRG JUNIORS]
Pirata puts the Rey de Ring title on the line, Trauma I puts his mask, and Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 puts his Junior titles on the line.

Chicano was feuding with La Cobra, but perhaps there was a change tonight.

Metal Blanco keeps his title, Diamante broken, Juvi/Super Crazy

CMLL (SUN) 06/26/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) El Divino & Hierro b Ángel del Mal & In Memoriam
2) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Apocalipsis & Mortiz
Mortiz was stretchered out after a Rey Trueno powerbomb.
3) Ángel Azteca, Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman b Arkángel de la Muerte, Ráfaga, Skándalo
Guerrero Maya was the big hero for his team.
4) Metal Blanco b Tiger Kid [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
Metal Blanco took falls 1/3 to keep the title.
5) Naito, Terrible, Texano b Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Toscano
Naito got along with his partners and beat Fantasma.

Tiger is convinced he won the match, is the uncrowned champion, and challenged Metal Blanco to a mask match. There’s no explanation of why Tiger thinks these things, but he wants a rematch in Arena Mexico and then another one here.

CMLL (MON) 06/27/2011 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio]
3) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
4) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Angel de Plata? Diamante b Felino, Pólvora, Rey Escorpion
Felino replaced Misterioso. Not sure what the deal is with Diamante’s replacement – Angel de Oro is listed twice.
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla
Mascara got Averno with a campana. Another mask vs hair challenge.

Other News

Diamante suffered a fracture of his 3 of his toes and dislocation of another on Friday night, which will leave him out of action for five to six weeks. Toe injuries are pretty rare.

Juvi explains he’s facing Super Crazy because they have unresolved issues over the Mexicools not becoming the biggest faction in all of wrestling. It’s all Super Crazy’s fault, Juvi explains. (Juvi also takes credit for opening doors for Sin Cara & Alberto del Rio being in WWE. I’ve missed Juvi.) Meanwhile, Perros del Mal are talking about taking over Super X.

Arkangel’s 7/17 anniversary show will include an Arkangel tournament (the cibernetico?) and an exhibition by his students. On his blog, Mr. Cacao thanks CMLL for allowing him to return for the trios main event with Arkangel.

CMLL hype for the Dr. X vs Fuego feud mentions Fuego was supposed to be thinking about turning rudo (to continue the team with Polvora.) Hadn’t considered that. Anyway, he’s a tecnico because Dr. X keeps messing with him.

Black Terry Jr. posted the Oficial 911 vs Multifacetico title match: fall 1, fall 2, fall 3

Rob has highlight video of Rey Del Aire 2011! That’s quick turnaround.

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indy (SUN) 07/03/2011 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Dangerous & Galactar vs Androide & Rey Sagitario
2) Hijo del Ninja, Humberto Garza Jr., Ninja Jr. vs Neurosis, Sky, the Beast
3) Golden Boy, Rey Demonio, Simbolo vs Angel Dorado Jr., Dralion, Máscara Púrpura

Start of a new era show, so I could be bothered to suss out the alignments and post the lineup. I hope this works for them, but I kind of wonder if the problem with this arena is there is no long term continuity of luchadors. There’s vast turnover around ever three weeks, it’s got to be hard to form a connection being gone for three month stretches.

Super X (FRI) 07/15/2011 Arena Azteca Budokan
1) Eterno vs Daga
2) Marcela vs Rossy Moreno [GPCW WOMEN, tournament]
3) Histeria II, Oriental, Zumbido vs ?, Súper Nova, Zumbi
4) Villano IV & Villano V vs Negro Navarro & Solar I
5) Juventud Guerrera vs Super Crazy [NWE CRUISER]

Not sure how the women’s tournament works or if there are any  more matches than that. The GPCW SUPER-X Monster Championship, I’m sure you recall, was part of the initial tournament for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship. Perros del Mal actually showing up would be sort of interesting with the CMLL-allied talent on the show (but then, Super Crazy is already there.)

Fuego/Dr. X, Mil Mascaras vs Leathface, Dandy, Ayumi

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Record]
1) Camaleón & Höruz b Ramstein & Zayco
Tecncios won the last two falls. This one did not sound good.
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia b Aereo, Astral, Eléctrico
3) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Palacio Negro b Dr. X, Hijo del Signo, Tiger Kid
Tecnicos took 2/3. After weeks of Dr. X messing with Fuego, Fuego pinned the doctor clean here.
4) Ángel de Oro, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. DQ Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
Euforia replaced Misterioso. Tecnicos took it in straight falls. Polvora fouled Angel de Oro and took his mask; that might be next week’s final Forjando un Idolo match up.
5) Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Volador Jr. b Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada
Rudos took falls 1/3, Volador beating Dorada and Atlantis submitted Panther in the third.

CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Leo b Black Metal
2) Metatrón & Virgo b Acertijo & León Blanco
3) Pierrothito b Último Dragoncito
4) Delta, Diamante, Metro b Rey Escorpion, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
Metro german suplexed Rey Escorpion for the win.
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca, Toscano
Rudos took 1/3. Porky tried a dive in the third fall, but took out poor Sangre Azteca. Triple powerbomb on Fantasma for the win.

indy (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Lancelot b Rocky Lobo
2) Dinastía & Profecia b Concord & Konami
Profecia replaced Black Fire
3) Chapuline Negro, Katomico, Peligro b Low Rider, Pesadilla, Rex
Peligro got the win on his birthday.
4) Chica Tormenta & Super Crazy b Crazy Sid & Io Shirai
Mexicans took falls 1/3.
5) Canek, Mil Mascaras, Villano IV b Leatherface, Nosawa, XL
Villano IV replaced Canek. Mil submitted Nosawa to a bearhug, and V4 did the same to XL.

Other news

Scott Steiner reappeared in TNA for last night’s tapings, so perhaps he might show up in AAA tonight as well.

El Pancracio has a good long interview with El Dandy about his career and what he’s doing now (physical therapy – he’s not in it, he’s helping other people with it.)

Ayumi Kurihara will be in CMLL starting June 6. No word about how long she’s here for (it was just a week last year.) She’s owed a title shot at Amapola.

Dark Angel was interviews on a TV show, until Princesa Sujei ran in. I like to imagine Sujei just flipping thru channels at home, angrily spotting Dark Angel on an interview show, and storming down to the studio to destroy a Canadian. This was actually promotion for the DTU show.

Mi Lucha Libre has a video interview with Charly Manson! (It’s only about Drago, that’s why it’s down here.)

Los Traumas talk about their AULL Tag Title win, and there’s footage of the AULL vs IWRG ciberentico.

Rob has highlights of the 03/01/2011 CMLL show.

Box Y Lucha #3026 has WWE in Mexico, and Marco wanting to get back into CMLL (still.)



CMLL (MON) 05/23/2011 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Centella de Oro vs Aguila Guerrera & Fuerza Chicana
2) Höruz, Metatrón, Stigma vs Puma King, Siki Ozama Jr., Tiger Kid
3) Ángel de Plata, Delta, Fuego vs Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel
4) Sagrado, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso Jr.
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Okay, not a trios title match! Maybe I should stick with Atlantis/Sombra, since that’s what they were building up on TV.

The same day Ultimo Guerrero is supposed to be in Guadalajara to defend the CMLL Heavyweight Title versus Sombra, this Sunday, he’s supposed to be in Guatemala to defend the CMLL Universal Title. Which is also odd because he doesn’t have the Universal Title. the Guatemala promotion has brought in CMLL guys before and has specifically been advertising UG as coming in during May for over a month, and this particular day for a couple weeks.

CMLL Forjando un Idolo matches, week 3

didn't want any Polvora on his shirt?

Or at least the ones that are left. No Puebla, Coliseo matches turned on up on 52MX, Friday matches aired on Galavision, which just leaves the Tuesday shows.


Ángel de Plata vs Pólvora, taped Arena Mexico, 04/26/2011: felt like an ordinary lightning match, outside of Angel de Plata deciding to see how many times he could trip up Pólvora in a row. The great thing about this tournament is I know for sure know two moves Plata does – springboard faceslam, cristo faceslam – that are not dives or moves everyone does. Not sure about the stuff Pólvora does.


Fuego vs Magnus, taped Arena Mexico, 04/26/2011: Fuego has had a fun tournament so far but this was probably the least of it. Magnus is just not ready for this sort of tournament. He has spots, but it takes everything he has just to do those spots and there’s not a lot interesting about him besides the dive of death (and he really shouldn’t be doing that every match, or every month.)

Fuego/Dr. X, Rush keeps his title, AAA/TNA


CMLL (TUE) 05/10/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLL, MT, Record]
1) Astro Boy & Bengala b Disturbio & Semental
2) Estrellita, Princesa Sujei, Tiffany b Dalys la Caribeña, Estrella Mágica, Luna Mágica
Sujei beat Luna.
3) Diamante, Fuego, Rey Cometa DQ Dr. X, Hooligan, Virus
Tecnicos took falls 1 and 3, with Dr. X fouling Fuego by DQ. Fuego & Dr. X have ended up in a DQ three of the last four weeks.
4) Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas b Ángel de Oro, Hijo del Fantasma, Valiente
Rudos took falls 1 and 3. Mephisto replaced Dragon Rojo.
5) Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Mr. Niebla b Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Strong Man
Rudos took falls 1 and 3, with Atlantis sneaking in a foul on Blue Panther.

CMLL (TUE) 05/10/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) El Divino b Thunder Boy
2) Magnum & Metatrón b Ángel del Mal & Exterminador
Angel del Mal’s first match here since 2011-01-25.
3) Delta, Gallo, Metro b Misterioso Jr., Puma King, Tiger Kid
4) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, La Comandante, Princesa Blanca
Goya Kong splash on everyone, of course.
5) Rush b Psicosis [CMLL LH]
Seconds were Misterioso & Metro. Psicosis took the first fall, Rush took the second, Psicosis used the middle rope to pin Rush in the third, but ref Loco figured it out and ordered the match continued. (Rush getting ‘lucky breaks’ is probably the least helpful thing for him.) Rush went onto to submit Psicosis to keep the title.

Dorian says Mickie James will be appearing at TripleMania. Jeff Jarrett continues to rant in videos for AAA; this one teases AAA appearances by Kurt Angle, Sting and Jeff Hardy.

Chessman explains the difference between Los Maniacos and Los Maniaquia is more anarchy. Not sure that’ll go well for Konnan. They’re in the semimain on the 05/18 SLP taping vs the Psycho Circus; rest of the card still TBA.



CMLL (MON) 05/16/2011 Arena Puebla
1) Stigma & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Espiritu Maligno & Sauron
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica vs Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Sensei vs Hooligan, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Olímpico
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

CMLL Trios champs teaming up in the main event.

Averno outsmarts Mascara, Oro & Fuego advance, Parka, TNA/AAA, Fantasma

CMLL (FRI) 05/06/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLLRecord (1-2, 5-6)Record (3-4)]
1) Estrellita, La Comandante, Princesa BlancaDalys la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica
La Comandante beat Goya Kong with a splash.
2) Ángel de Plata, Delta, Stuka Jr.Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
Plata got some Forjando un Idolo redemption by cradling Polvora as he went for a leg lock for the win.
3) FuegoDiamante [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
Fuego (UG) used a leglock to get the upset over Diamante (Panther, undefeated up till this.)
4) Ángel de OroGuerrero Maya Jr. [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
Ultimo Guerrero student over a Shocker student. Maya went for a second rope senton, missed, and Oro immediately put him in a campana for the victory.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, TexanoBlue Panther, Rush, Strong Man
Rudo trio is using the name Fuerza TRT. Rudos avoided Strong Man in the first fall, but he finally got in and cleaned house to set up the tecnico fall. Rudos came back for the less two, all pinning Strong Man in the third after a superbomb.
6) Averno, Negro Casas, Último GuerreroLa Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada
Negro Casas replaced Atlantis. Rudos took the first and the third. Mascara had UG in the campana and seemed about to beat him. Meanwhile, Dorada springboarded at Averno (who’s mask was ripped up by Mascara.) Averno fouled him, distracted the ref, yanked Mascara’s mask off, and pinned Dorada as UG pinned Mascara.

Forjando un Idolo matches

La Parka is making official his new group of himself, the Dark Family, and Drago, and calling it “El Inframundo” (the underworld.) Parka explains he’s a dancing skeleton, Ozz, Cuervo, Espiritu are the living dead, and Drago is an immortal dead dragon. (Of course!)

Dorian Roldan was asking followers on Twitter to tell him which TNA wrestlers they’d like to see. Right now, he’s running a Twitter poll until Monday for which women they would like to see and it seemed like Mickie James & Velvet Sky were winning. Mickie James is probably the best idea of the women available (Dark Angel not being an option), though I’m not sure the Dorian’s Twitter follows are close to an accurate representation of AAA’s fans (who mostly aren’t on Twitter) and bringing in women from TNA or who are now in TNA has produced consistently bad matches leaning towards disasters usually met with indifference from the crowd.

Hijo del Fantasma has often been mentioned as luchador who would do better than others in a US promotion, because he speaks conversational English. According to yesterday’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, this is now a problem: CMLL has stepped down Fantasma’s push because they fear WWE will eventually snatch him away, so they don’t want to put Fantasma on top and look like they’re losing a top star. (This is exceedingly dumb if true, but it would explain why the Mephisto feud has totally vanished.)

Rush, talking about the trios title match on Ras de Lona, said he didn’t respect anyone. A fine tecnico. In talking about his title win, Valiente said he’d like to defend against rudos or tecnico in Arena Mexico, mentioning Ultimo Guerrero and Sombra, or move to a bigger weight division. Marcela, Amapola and Mima Shimoda are headed to Japan this weekend for the first Reina show.



CMLL (TUE) 05/10/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs El Divino
2) Magnum & Metatrón vs Ángel del Mal & Exterminador
3) Delta, Gallo, Metro vs Misterioso Jr., Puma King, Tiger Kid
4) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Princesa Blanca
5) Rush vs Psicosis [CMLL LH]


CMLL (TUE) 05/10/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Bengala vs Disturbio & Semental
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Estrella Mágica, Luna Mágica vs Estrellita, Princesa Sujei, Tiffany
3) Diamante, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Virus
4) Ángel de Oro, Hijo del Fantasma, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Negro Casas
5) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Strong Man vs Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Mr. Niebla

Tercera should be fun. Ras de Lona had Hector Garza and Volador instead of Felino & Negro Casas, and all of Peste Negra in the main event. Volador hasn’t been on any card since last Sunday.

CMLL (FRI) 05/13/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Höruz, Robin, Trueno vs Artillero, Mortiz, Súper Comando
2) Ángel Azteca, Ángel de Plata, Pegasso vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
3) Pólvora vs Hijo del Signo [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
4) Delta vs Rey Escorpion [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
5) Máximo, Super Porky, Toscano vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
6) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada vs Averno, Ephesto, Último Guerrero

Ras de Lona had Texano in Negro’s spot, and Mephisto in Ultimo Guerrero’s spot. Might have wanted to get the coaches matches since they have to be there for their students anyway. hasn’t updated their subsite, but it doesn’t look like the first semifinal is this week.