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

Guerrero Maya/photo by CMLL

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

CMLL already has video up of the tiebreaker match.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

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


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.

Metal Blanco & Mascara Dorada advance to GA final

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (FRI) 04/01/2011 Arena Mexico [MedioTiempoRecord (3-9), CMLL, Record (1-2, 10)]
1) Höruz & RobinBronco & Cholo
Horuz had his new mask on. He had a good day. No one else did. Cholo was hurt early and may have turned ligaments in his left knee. Bronco wrestled the last two falls by himself. The third fall lasted under a minute, with them going right to the finish (Robin coming up way short on a top rope splash on Bronco, then grabbing his head.) It is too bad LATV is no longer showing openers.
2) Dr. X, Hooligan, NitroMetálico, Starman, Tigre Blanco
Tuareg took falls 2 and 3.
3) Dragon Lee & Volador Jr.Hombre Bala Jr. & La Máscara [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
Dragon Lee did a SSP to the floor and Volador got Mascara about backcracker.
4) Máscara Dorada & Metal BlancoMephisto & Tiger Kid [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
Tiger Kid eliminated Puma in the battle royal. Karma paid him back with a loss here, even thought Tirantes was slow counting the rudos.
5) Negro Casas & Puma KingGuerrero Maya Jr. & Máximo [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
Double castias by the Casas for the win.
6) Averno & Palacio NegroBlack Warrior & Lestat [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
Rudos won. Black Warrior was very displeased and walked out on his partner after the match. Poor Lestat.
7) Máscara Dorada & Metal BlancoDragon Lee & Volador Jr. [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
Mascara Dorada dive plus Metal Blanco hurracrrana.
8) Averno & Palacio NegroNegro Casas & Puma King [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
9) Máscara Dorada & Metal BlancoAverno & Palacio Negro [Gran Alternativa, semifinal]
Palacio Negro & Metal Blanco had hugged before the seeding battle royal, but found themselves on opposite sides in the final. Averno, killer of dreams, lost his mind and unmasking Dorada to cost his team the match and Palacio Negro a chance in the final. Averno challenged for a mask match with Dorada, and I hope he never gets it.
10) Rush, Strong Man, Super PorkyHirooki Goto, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
Straight falls for the tecnicos, Aguila and Olimpico taking the pin. Goto has got to find a better level of criminal to team with. Cancerbros have had a better year than the Invasors.

Lestat wasn’t involved in the Ras de Lona interview everyone segment, and Valiente didn’t get to talk about his title match. We did get a Strong Man promo, and Ultimo Guerrero and Escorpion talked about all their possible challengers when they were standing right behind them. That seemed rude. Sombra was favoring his elbow again in Tuesday’s match.

Apolo Estrada, formerly a CMLL opening match rudo, is back home in Nuevo Laredo.

Matt Cross is not appearing today in Arena Lopez Mateos.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.



CMLL (FRI) 04/08/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Trueno vs Inquisidor & Tiger Kid
2) Ángel de Plata, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
4) Metro, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Misterioso Jr., Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura
5) La Sombra, Rush, Strong Man vs Hirooki Goto, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Escorpion & Último Guerrero vs Máscara Dorada & Metal Blanco [Relevos Increíbles, final]

Totally rooting for Escorpion.

06/28 (2): Guadalajara

I meant to post the results, because someone asked…

CMLL (SUN) 06/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [KrisZ]
1) Fraile de la Muerte & Valentin Mayo b Idolo & Magistral
2) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Azazel & Mach 1
3) Ephesto, Infierno, Malefico b Hijo del Faraon, Magnum, Metálico
4) Metal Blanco b Jeque [hair]
5) Lizmark Jr., Misterioso II, Terrible b La Máscara, Metalico, Sagrado

Metalico replaced Shocker. Lizmark replaced Warrior, and fouled Sagrado for the win.

Cards for this week. As you can see, Jeque appears to be staying on.

CMLL (SUN) 07/01/2007 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Casanova vs Fraile de la Muerte
2) Azazel & Mach-1 vs Depredador & Guero Loco
3) Mascara Purpura, Metal Blanco, Metalik vs Artillero, Jeque, Super Comando
4) Fabian el Gitano, Gallo, Sagrado vs Malefico, Mascara Magica, Toxico
5) Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Shocker vs Averno, Efesto, Mephisto

CMLL (TUE) 07/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Milenio
2) Estrella de Jalisco vs Danger (Guadalajara)
3) Guerrero Samuray vs Rey Trueno
4) Leon Blanco vs Asesino Negro
5) Mach 1 vs Jeque
6) Fabian el Gitano, Magnum, Mascara Purpura vs Angel Blanco, Artillero, Super Comando
7) Alex Koslov & Marco Corelone vs Olimpico & Ultimo Guerrero

unrelated: does Aero Star = Terry 2000?

11/29: Coliseo, Guadalajara, Monterrey

CMLL (TUE) 11/28 Arena Coliseo Results [el halcon]
1) Mini Olimpico, Ultimo Dragoncito b Mini Mr. Aguila, Mini Violencia
2) Danger, Flash, Starman b Apocalipsis, Artillero, Super Comando
3) Fabian el Gitano, Oro II, Valiente b Arkangel, Hombre sin Nombre, Mr. Mexico
4) Marco Corelone, Okumura, Olimpico b Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, La Mascara
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Shocker b Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero

Main wasn’t said to be great. Dos got a visual pin on Marco in the semi-main, but the refs were down and Marco got a foul in.

CMLL (SUN) 11/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results [cmll]
1) Virgo b Milenio
2) Exterminador DQ Destroyer
3) Golden, Idolo b Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
4) Infierno, Magnum b Metal Blanco, Metatron
5) Emilio Charles Jr., Mr. Power, Pierroth b Felino, Leono, Stuka Jr.
6) Blue Panther, Groon XXX, Volador Jr. b Eclipse, Olimpico, Tarzan Boy

After his loss, Metal Blanco wanted a mask match with Magnum, but was ignored. Leono wanted a hair match with Mr. Power after their match, and he’ll be getting it this weekend. (That’s a Leono win.)

indy (SUN) 11/26 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results [lomejordeluchalibre]
1) Corazon Adicto I, Corazon Adicto II ?? Payaso Loco I, Payaso Loco II
2) Burrito, La Pulga ?? Borrico, Richoche
3) Hijo del Senor Tormenta, Mistica, Red Flamer b Angel del Amor, Dulce Poly, Sky
4) Crazzy Demon, Pancho Tequila, Potro Jr. b Casanova, Enrqiue Vera, La Kalaka
5) Konnan Big, Slam Shady b Humberto Garza Jr., Vudu

Konnan fouled Humberto to get the win. Mr. Texas was originally scheduled to work the main event, but he would’ve been working at the TNA show around the same time.

Lineup for a CMLL “Duelo de Titanes” show at Arena Monterrey:

CMLL (SUN) 12/16 Arena Monterrey Lineup [lomejordeluchalibre]
3) Averno, Mephisto, Olimpico vs Blue Panther, Felino, Volador
4) Rey Bucanero, Negro Casas, Shocker vs Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, Tarzan Boy
5) Hijo de Santo, Mistico, Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Damian 666, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hector Garza

Looking at that main event, I’m thinking it’ll double TNA’s attendance.

The University of Communications (Mexico City) has an annual festival, showcasing the best work of it’s students. This year, the theme was lucha libre, and they brought in Starman, Stuka Jr., Heavy Metal, Mephisto, Felino, Shocker, Hanaoka and (not that) Brian Lee for a show. (Wait, that means Shocker’s still working rudo in places.) There’s a video clip of Stuka and Starman’s match (though very little of it.)

El Halcon has a story from El Siglo de Torreon about a lucha school in town.