02/22: NWA, EAW, IWRG, Lineups

NWA MEXICO (SAT) 02/14 Restaurant el Rancho, Tepotzotlan [The Gladiatores]
1) Okawa b Dragos
2) Fantastico Celestial b Utlimo Vampiro
3) Arkanos DRAW Black Spider
4) Marco Rivera b Rey Lobo
5) Extrano b Alma Infernal
6) Skayde b Coloso
7) el Hijo Del Anibal & Huracan Ramirez Jr. DQ Mascara Sagrada & Mr. Mexico
8) Blue Demon Jr. b El Dandy [NWA HEAVY]

From the pictures, this looks like it took place outside the restaurant, under a big tent. Looks like a decent crowd too. Blue Demon won clean, so that may be the end of that. DQ in the semimain was for Mascara Sagrada (back? still? a rudo here) pulling Anibal’s mask.

EAW (THU) 02/19 Gimansio Marcelino Gomzalez [MT, SuperLuchas]
1) Taurocosis b Rafaga
2) Sol Ardiente & Voltron b Maverick & Payasito Luchin
3) Skayde & Tony Rodriguez b Black Thunder & Okawa
4) Incognito & Turbo b Magno & X-Fly
5) Excalibur, Iron Boy, Luminoso TLDRAW American Rebel, Mike Castillo, The Rocker
6) Kid Kamikaze & Marcelo Gadel b Pantera & Violencia
7) El Hijo del Solitario & Nieto de Rene Guajardo b Antifaz del Norte & Hator
8) Dr. Wagner Jr., Sangre Chicana Jr., Super Crazy b Black Metal, LA Park, Zumbido

The Two Ring Show! As it turned out from the pictures, the bottom rope on the high ring was at the same height of the top rope in the main ring, so there wasn’t as severe a difference as in some of the pictures. There’s a great picture of it on the link (you can NEARLY make out the URL for the promotion – probably shouldnt’t be news at this point that they have a website), and they apparently had a mjaor league entrance/video boards stuff going on, so this should look good on TV (should it get to TV.) There’s highlights on YouTube, though I can’t find any with them using both rings. I know they’re out there, and not so impressive. Over on DVDVR, Black Metal says they didn’t have any practice working in this setup until they got in the ring for the match, so they just kinda worked around it for a normal match (Park/Wagner brawl, mask match tease, video via WagnerMania.) Anyway, quite the All Star lineup of Whatever Happened To on this show and this promotion is a win if they’ve got people video taping footage of Skayde trainees and it makes it to my comptuer somehow.

IWRG (THU) 02/19 Arena Naucalpan [Al Filo del Ring, Black Terry Jr., SuperLuchas #301]
1) Comando Gama b Keshin Black
2) Hijo del Signo & Judas el Traidor b Comando Negro & Eragon
3) Bushi, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Opera b Chico Che, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Multifacetico, Pendulo, Zatura b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Dr. Cerebro b Freelance [hair]

These two met as a result of losing that three way match for the Lightweight Title. Looks like it was bloody war. Cerebro Negro, as Dr. Cerebro’s second, hit Freelnace with an object to bust him open in the first fall, but Freelance won that fall. Cerebro Negro tired to do it again in the second fall, but Freelance got the weapon and used it on Dr. Cerebro. Naturally, he was caught for the DQ. Freelance missed a dive, moonsaulting onto the barricade. Dr. Cerebro brought him in and finished him off.

Elsewhere in SuperLucahs, there’s the reoccuring “wrestler tells about occasion where I almost died” interview. This week, it’s Freelance about that match a month ago. He blacked out for two hours and doesn’t remember anything of it, except that referee Reyes Rosas got him home. His parents don’t want him to wrestle any more, because they feel like everything he does is crazy.

Semifinal sets up a trios title match.

Mr. Reyes has photos of the DTU show on his mySpace blog.

El Universal has an interview with Prinecsa Blanca about her career. Similiarlly, Al Filo del Ring talks to Cien Caras Jr. about being Cien Caras “Jr.”

(via Mr. Reyes) Proyeccion Luchistica has the schedule for Lucha Libre Expo.

ESPN Deportes writes abuot AAA’s movie and video game.

WagnerMania has video of Dr. Wagner Jr. & Perro Aguayo Jr. vs Hijo del Santo & Blue Demon Jr., highlights of AAA in Ecatepec, a Tercera Caida interview with Fishman,

SuperLuchas looks back at the formation of CMLL and the the first heavyweight tournament.

Ohtani’s Jacket watches the Puebla opener from 01/26/09 & random 2008 IWRG.

LuchaWorld has Robert on 09/13/07 AAA and IWRG 10/18/07, KrisZ’s news report and 60 to 51 on the top 100 countdown.

SuperLuchas #303 says Mistico is back in NJPW on 05/03.


CMLL (MON) 02/23 Arena Puebla
1) Bam Bam, Nino de Acero, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Pequeno Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
2) Mascara Purpura vs Loco Max [lightning]
3) Lady Apache, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, La Nazi, Princesa Blanca
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Marco Corleone, Shocker, Toscano vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero

Not a single local. Has that ever happened? If there’s setting up a minis match here, it’s odd to do it on the opener.

IWRG (THU) 02/26 Arena Naucalpan
1) Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II vs Judas el Traidor & Nemesis IWRG
2) Eragon, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Araftah, Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Multifacetico, Pendulo, Zatura [IWRG IC TRIOS]
4) Emilio Charles JR., Fuerza Guerrera, Scorpio Jr. vs el Hijo del Pierroth, Tetsuya Bushi, Toxico DF

Why not put the trios title match on top here?

IWRG (SAT) 02/28 Arena Xochmilco
1) Eragon vs Avisman
2) Fenix & Miss Gaviota vs King Drako & Vampiro Metalico
3) Freelance, Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II vs Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Fantasma de la Opera
4) Fantasik, Multifacetico, Zatura vs Andy Barrow, el Hijo del Pierroth, Tetsuya Bushi
5) Damian 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Cien Caras vs Fantasma Jr., Scorpio Jr., Tinieblas Jr.

Hey, look who’s here. Though it’s not listed, there’s got to be TV for this show, I’d think.

CMLL (SUN) 03/01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Carlo Roggi vs Acertijo
2) Idolo & Palacio Negro vs Angel del Mal & Drago
3) Metatron & Nube Roja vs Rey Trueno & Valentin Mayo
4) Maximo, Sagrado, Toscano vs Misterioso II, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Hector Garza, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Black Warrior, Mr. Niebla, Ultimo Guerrero

IWRG (SUN) 03/01 Arena Naucalpan
1) Fenix & Miss Gaviota vs King Drako & Vampiro Metalico
2) Eragon, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Black Terry, Capitan Muerte, Xibalva
3) ?, Freelance, Zatura vs Avisman, Fantasma de la Opera, Tetsuya Bushi
4) Head Hunter I & Head Hunter II vs Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

That probably should be a tag team title match, based on the recent feuds, but it’s possible not offical yet.

CMLL (SUN) 03/01 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Inquisidor & Semental
2) Fantasy, Pequeño Olímpico, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Bracito de Oro, Mascarita Dorada, Nino de Acero
3) Flash, Metro, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, Mascara Dorada vs Atlantis, Felino, Negro Casas
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, Shocker vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Just like Sombrita, last we saw of Bracito de Oro, he was fill out the ranks for the lightweight title tournament. Last we heard, Bracito de Plata was feuding with Mascarita Ano 2000 in a mask match in Cancun (and it sounded like Bracito was losing), so plans have definitely changed. Swelling the ranks for the Puebla cage match?

10/25 NWA Mexico Results (new NWA HEAVY champ)

NWA MEXICO (SAT) 10/25 Centro Banamex [superluchas, LuchandoLibre]
1) Arkano & Hermano Muerte II TLDRAW JA & Okawa
2) Fantastico b Angus
3) Pendulo b Black Spider
4) Black Terry & Negro Navarro b Solar I & Super Astro
5) Magno b Incógnito
6) Dos Caras Sr., Máscara Sagrada, Sinestro b Cien Caras Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Super Parka
7) Blue Demon Jr. b Adam Pearce [NWA HEAVY]

If you’re like me, your first instinct upon seeing the result is wondering how they’re going to overturn this once everyone NWA-wise is out of Mexico. I don’t think Blue Demon jr. makes any less sense as NWA Champion than Adam Pearce, but that does seem to be the way of the title. Anyway, LuchandoLibre points out Pearce was arguing that he had his arm under the ropes when Demon beat him with a half crab to win the title. The NWA officials in attendance did credit Demon with the victory, for now.

Video highlights of the match. Who ever is manning that camera focuses in on the hand under the ropes like their life depends on it. Perhaps it does. Demon cuts a promo in English during that, which is just odd.

Super Parka replaced Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.. He also tried to wear his mask, but Sagrada (back to being a tecnico) stole it from him before the match.

Next NWA Mexico Show Lineup

NWA MEXICO (WED) 10/25 Centro Banamex
1) Hermano Muerte II vs Okawa
2) Fantastico vs Angus
3) Black Spider vs Pendulo
4) Incógnito vs Mango
5) Solar I & Super Astro vs Black Terry & Negro Navarro
6) Dos Caras Sr., Máscara Sagrada, Sinestro vs Cien Caras Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
7) Adam Pearce vs Blue Demon Jr. [NWA HEAVY]

Not so sure of the date, becuase SuperLuchas just says it’s happening between the 23rd and the 25th. This part of the Congreso Mundial del Deporte ’08 expo, so they wouldn’t be trying to draw a crowd as much as put on a show for the crowd that’s already there. This doesn’t include a NWA Lightweight Tournament, so I don’t know if that’s just happening later or what. This is different from the date floated earlier this week too.

I’m expecting Dandy to cost Demon his shot at the title, but he’d still be suspended at this point.

07/02: Quereatro, Solidaridad, AULL, Coliseo, Nicho


CMLL (THU) 06/28 Arena Quereatro [Knotty @ elmartinete]
1) Rey Aztlan & Sindrome b Alasthor & Aviado
2) Drabek I & Drabek II b Fuego Latino & Ozuno
3) Principe Valiente Jr. & Ursus b Dr. X & Nitro
4) Averno, Mephsito, Tozcano b La Mascara, Maximo, Sagrado
5) Sangre Azteca b Alex Koslov [MEX WELTER]

CMLL (SAT) 06/30 Arena Solidaridad [RFC]
1) Pequeno Olimpico & Ultimo Dragoncito b Pequeno Damian 666 & Pequeno Halloween
2) Stuka Jr. & Valiente b Loco Max & Virus
3) Damain 666 & Hector Garza b Alex Koslov & Silver King
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. b Dos Caras Jr., Maximo, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Ephesto, Mr. Aguila, Ultimo Guerrero, Volador Jr. [gran prix]
5) Mistico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]

RFC says the building was 75% full, and the gran prix was quite good.

Viva La Lucha (SAT) 06/30 Southwestern College Gym, Chula Vista, CA [So Cal Uncensored]
1) Black Machine & Shamu b Huracan Negro & X-Torm
2) Aquiles & El Galeno b El Faraon & Wama
3) Brent Albright b Fred Sampson [NWA HEAVY, torneo, 1st]
4) Candice LeRae & Furball b Espantito & Nikki
5) Cobra II & Karl Anderson b Misterioso Sr. & Scream
6) Cassandro & Rubi Gardenia b Magno & Rey Escorpion
7) Hijo de Rey Misterio & Rey Misterio Sr. b Nicho & TJ Boy

AULL (SUN) 07/01 Arena Lopez Mateos [observador @ box y lucha]
1) Brazo de Platino & Texano Jr. b Rocky Santana & Solar I
2) Villano III & Villano IV b Negro Navarro & Rambo
3) Villano III & Villano IV b Brazo de Platino & Texano Jr.
4) Maximo & Sagrado DQ Mascara Ano 2000 & Universo 2000
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero b Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

This is the Signo tribute show, and pretty well shuffled from what was originally announced. There were matches before these, but no results and they didn’t match original listings. Later in the thread, someone mentions India Sioux appeared but didn’t wrestle due to a (broken?) nose operation.

CMLL (SUN) 07/01 Arena Coliseo [ova]
1) Astro Boy & Trueno b Carrona & Zayco
2) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico b Felino, La Mascara, Valiente
3) Bam Bam, Shockercito, Fantasy b Mr. Aguilita, Pequeno Damian, Pequeno Halloween
4) Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Olimpico, Sangre Azteca
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero b Toscano, Ultimo Guerrero, Universo 2000

Dos pinned Universo clean in the main event, which does set up a title match next week. I’m far less believing of a title change than Bihari. I can’t believe Universo will actually lose this title til five minutes after it happens. (I can’t believe Universo still has the phyiscal belt either, so maybe I’m just a skeptic. Or maybe there will be panicked cleaning at the ranch this week.)

Fantasy replaced Shockercito in the minis match, which was bumped up to tercera.

Tracking the minis…
06/24 SUN Coliseo: 2) Mr. Aguilita, Peque�o Damian 666, Peque�o Halloween b Bam Bam, Peque�o Ol�mpico, �ltimo Dragoncito
07/01 SUN Coliseo: 3) Bam Bam, Shockercito, Fantasy b Mr. Aguilita, Peque�o Damian 666, Pequeno Halloween
07/08 SUN Coliseo: 2) Ultimo Dragoncito, Pequeno Olimpico, Bam Bam vs Pequeno Halloween, Pequeno Damian 666, Mr. Aguilita

Bam Bam is the only constant on the tecnico side, though Olimpico and Dragoncito are showing up twice.

About five months late, CMLL tickets are on TicketMaster. (Assist to Wagner_Driver @ box y lucha.) Only for this Friday’s show. It looks like they’re not offering all the seats – the cheapest seats don’t appear to be listed.

AAA’s upcoming cards list Abismo Negro on a 07/28 show. Typo?

Zocalo.com.mx has a really good interview with Nicho, about his life in wrestling. He talks about WWE a bit, but also about the start of his career – Pena gave him the Psicosis name, but the gear actually came from a friend who didn’t get picked up by AAA and so couldn’t use it, and it just happened to work out beautifully.

Both Box Y Lucha 2825 and Super Luchas 219 have Chris Benoit on the cover. ByL teases Big Show in Mexico, which I would presume to be the TripleMania rumor.

Sicodelico Jr. moved onto the second round in the NWA World Heavyweight Championship tournament, beating Roughneck Ryan. He moves onto the quarterfinals to face Claudio Castignoli. Logically enough, that match will take place at a CHIKARA show on 07/21 in Wallingford, CT.

Before that match, Sicodelico Jr. will team with Incognito in a triangle match for the NWA World Tag Team Titles. The other two teams are Billy Kidman & X-Pac and Joey Ryan & Karl Anderson (who would seem to be the safe bet.)

Noticas-Oax.com.mx writes about lucha libre stars making the jump to other TV work (mentioning Mistico, Latin, Demon and Intocable.)

SLP indy wrestler El Divino suffered a bad leg fracture, and will be out around six months. BTW, here’s your daily SLP AAA article, this time about Gronda.

Another El Sol de Tampico article about the Atlantis vs Wagner vs Park show there tomorrow.

Auburn Journal talks to Shane Hanson, who claims to have been wrestling as El Gran Fangoria for 15 years. (Thanks to mikeinformer)

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05/23: Coliseo, La Parka Jr., LdP change, NWA tournament, AULL anniversary show, Guadalajara, Monterrey

CMLL (TUE) 05/22 Arena Coliseo [ova]
1) Mini Olimpico & Ultimo Dragoncito b Mini Damian 666 & Mini Halloween
2) Sensei, Stuka Jr., Trueno b Artillero, Jeque, Super Comando
3) Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metalico, Tony Rivera b Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Ephesto, Okumura, Sangre Azteca b Fabian el Gitano, Felino, Mictlan
5) Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Universo 2000 DQ Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.

Main event was all pushing Ultimo Guerrero vs Volador Jr., with Ultimo ripping Volador’s mask and faking a foul for victory. In the segunda, Starman was replaced by Stuka, and Jeque filled in for Ramstein, so the Jeque/Stuka feud was back for at least one night.

In it’s recap of AAA’s 05/20 TV Taping, Ovaciones states La Parka Jr.’s rehab is not going well, he’s not close to being cleared, and will be out longer than expected.

This week’s Leyenda de Plata lineup has changed. As expected, Mistico is out of the tournament itself, moved to the main event in Marco Corelone’s spot (so they can begin teasing Aguila/Mistico for 06/01.) Sagrado takes his place, and since we’re not actually rebooking anything after lineup changes, he’s the heavy favorite to win. Texano replaced La Mascara, who’s out hurt.

Sicodelico Jr. will be part of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. (Oddly, there’s a video promo with Nicho challenging for the belt, but not Sicodelcio. Plans change.) It’s a 16 man tournament, and he’s got to face someone named “Roughneck Ryan”, who’s theoretically one of the top 16 contenders in all the world despite being named “Roughneck Ryan”. Also, I’m not sure why two guys from the Texas area are having a first round match in Tennessee, but them there’s the breaks. If Sicodelico Jr. moves on, and gosh I hope he doesn’t lose to Roughneck Ryan, he’ll probably face Claudio Castagnoli and I would totally endorse that match happening. If Sicodelico Jr. wins the NWA Title, I think we’ll have to change the “Did the Gran Alternativa win lead him onto bigger things?” bit on the wiki to a Yes.

The word on the street – people all over the streets are talking about the NWA title tournament, naturally – is Byran Danielson will win end up winning the tournament. (Though now that even I know, it’ll be switched.) In a recent interview with Figure Four, Danielson talked a bit about wanting to do a stretch of wrestling in Mexico to learn how to wrestle lucha – he’s worked one Toryumon Mexico show, but that’s about it. If Bryan Danielson wins the NWA Title, CMLL absolutely must bring him in, because that’d be the awesomest thing possible ever. I’d be cool too if it was Claudio or Sicodelico and I’d understand if Danielson’s NOAH tieup means he’s got to AAA (because that’d could brilliantly insane), but just the concept of Danielson with the NWA Heavyweight Belt taking on, say, Mistico would be so fun, and probably draw. I think the NWA name actually might mean more in Mexico than it does in the US, because the Light Heavyweight title has fared quite a bit better than Heavyweight one over the last 18 years.

AULL (SAT) 05/19 Arena Lopez Mateos [KrisZ]
1) Tortugillio Ninja I, Tortugillio Ninja II, Tortugillio Ninja III b Pequeno Porro I, Pequeno Porro II, Pequeno Porro III
2) Haku, Mr. Potro, Yakuza b Angel de Fuego, Infierno, Kilvan
3) Epidemia & Robin Maravilla b El Solito & Psicopata [AULL TAG]
4) Sepulturero I b Hermano Sepulturero [name]
5) America Salvaje, Rey Krimen, Sadico b King Star Tiger, Mano Negra Jr., Terry 2000
6) Dos Caras Jr., Vampiro, Volador Jr. b Hijo de Cien Caras, Hijo del Cien Caras, Universo 2000

There’s a billion photos of this show over at El Martinete. AULL will be hosting a benefit show for El Signo on 07/01, who needs money for spinal surgery.

CMLL (SUN) 05/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [KrisZ]
1) Casanova b Flama
2) Exterminador & Metatron b Destroyer & Rey Trueno
3) Rayman b Sagrado, Flash, Gallo, Metal Blanco, Cien Caras Jr., Mr. Trueno, Toxico, Malefico, Infierno [ciber]
4) Damian 666, Mr. Aguila, Terrible b Hijo de Lizmark, Vampiro, Volador Jr.

In the main, Terrible pinned Vampiro once again after a foul. Rayman & Sagrado want a shot at the Cien Caras Junior brothers Occidente Tag titles.

AAA (SUN) 05/20 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Mercurio & Virtual X b Ben Hur & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Ramses (ACM) & the Mummy b Karis & Orus
3) Estrellita, Hombre Sin Miedo, Octagoncito b Hechicera, Mini Chessman, Rey Infernal
4) Aventurero, Hator, Histeria b Angel, Brazo, Pimpinela
5) Charly Manson b Alan Stone

Pimpi is hurt, obviously so, and worked anyway.

indy (FRI) 06/01 Auditorio de Tijuana
1) Sparks vs Conde Murcielago
2) Pandillero I & Pandillero II vs Hijo de Kendo & Super Rino
3) Rubi Gardenia & Torando Negro vs Diamantina & Enfermero Jr.
4) Ku Kluk Klan I & Super Muenco vs Hijo de Rey Misterio & Ninja [ri]
5) Blue Demon Jr., Medico Asesino Jr., Rey Misterio vs Cien Caras Jr., Espectro Jr., Nicho

This is being promoted at Medico Asesino Jr.’s retirement match.

Medio Tiempo has a long interview/biography of Cibernetico on their site. Being an antihero and all, he doesn’t understand how parents would allow their children to be fans of his, though he gets why kids might be fans anyway.

(Notimex) A new lucha libre gym was opened in the Jardin Balbuena section of Mexico City.

Either this week’s GdR review or the opener y’all want to hear about will be posted later tonight – that’s the plan, anyway.