Piratas defend their gold, AAA in Leon & Tijuana, CMLL preview

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 06/13/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Fulgor I b Seiya
2) Imposible & Picudo Jr. b Ángel Del Amor & Mr. Magia (2013)
Mr. Magia is said to be making his debut, so not the one from last year.
3) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro [super libre]
Centvrion hurt his knee in the second fall to a hospital. 911 pulled Dinamic’s mask again, but Dinamic rolled him up anyway for the win. Dinamic wants a shot at 911’s Rey del Ring.
4) Decnnis, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Scorpio Jr. b Chico Che, Pantera, Veneno
Guapito fouled Veneno and Scorpio pinned him for the win.
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Eterno, Súper Nova, X-Fly [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas took 1/3, when Super Nova twice hit Eterno with dives by mistake. Pirata submitted X-Fly for the win. Piratas’s second defense.

Last Thursday’s show was taped for AYM/LAS. This week’s Thursday show was not taped at all.

AAA quietly has a taping today in Leon. It’s been understandable lost in the TripleMania build up, because it’s a show apparently being taped before AAA’s biggest show of the year to air after. Not much can happen, though a lot of the major people from the TripleMania show will be on this one. Perro & Cibernetico are the exceptions, but all three guys in the heavyweight championship picture and many of those battling for the tag team championship are on this show. The scheduled main event is Chessman, Texano, and Villano IV vs Canek, Mesias and La Parka, which is a much odder set off teams than when this show was first announced. Canek is a rudo on TripleMania teaming with V4 but facing him here. Mesias also may be a rudo by the end of TripleMania. Chessman and Texano are definitely not friends too, but how much AAA of that wants to play out is questionable.

Electroshock & Heavy Metal take on Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Silver King in the semimain, with another Secta vs Perros del Mal encounter in the fourth match. Steve Pain makes his AAA TV debut teaming with Carta Brava & Eterno against Angelico, Drago and Jack Evans, and the second match continues the Atomic Boy vs Apache feud in a mixed trios. There’s an opener, but the participants have not been listed (and I’d guess it’s local guys given they’re announcing Eterno in a match.)

The 2nd & the 3rd matches seem like the sort of matches which would air on Fusion, which would make this only a single week of TV for AAA Sin Limite. The problem with that is AAA hasn’t announced any tapings post TripleMania, and would need to be taping next weekend if Leon is going to last only one week. (Maybe TripleMania will air on TV after all?)

Cibernetico, Perro Aguayo Jr., Flamita, Pentagon Jr., Jennifer Blake and others are in Tijuana tonight, part of a The Crash show. Cibernetico and Perro Aguayo have a singles match two days before their hair match, and others are involved in a cruiserweight title tournament.

CMLL’s Arena Mexico show’s main event pushes the perennial Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis and La Sombra vs Volador Jr. feuds, with the odd ball combination of Titan and Pierroth rounding out the trios. Many of the guys who’ve made recent hair match challenges are bunched together in the semifiinal, so that should end with even more challenges. Dragon Rojo vs Rey Cometa is the lightning match, back for one week with no En Busca de un Idolo singles matches. That tournament continues with a Negro Casas, Stuka, Valiente vs Virus, Vangelis, Fuego. (I may not be able to record that; this would be a good week to message me when the live stream turns up.) NJPW’s Bushi debuts here in a good looking tercera, but everything is probably going shorter than usual with six trios and one singles match tonight.

R de Rudo, Estrellas del Ring and MedioTiempo have stories about AAA’s annual pilgrimage parade. A lot the same as every year, though it looks like they got COMEX to sponsor it this year. As usual, there’s mystery people in big group picture – who’s the guy in the Tinieblas style mask?

Frequent retiree Vampiro says he’s back full time and signed a five year deal. Riiiiiiiight. I’ve been concerned on Chessman’s behalf for a while about how AAA keeps calling him Vampire Killer and even though I doubt any five year deal in lucha libre, this fits with that concern. I’d recommend Chessman not climb up any tall objects or set up any tables on Sunday.

La Lucha se la Hace, the SLP based lucha show I’ve been posting for the last few months, will now start airing on Mexicanal Sundays at 5pm central. The quality of the webstream has been pretty poor, so this might be much improved if it airs as scheduled. (Which reminds me, the GALLI show never aired on either of the two announced times.)

Rompe Huesos looks back at other TripleMania hair match.

Kcidis has a drawing of Fuerza and Juventud Guerrera for Father’s Day. Fuerza is smiling, which seems totally unlike him unless Octagon is slumped on the ground nearby.

A press release on TripleMania’s iPPV notes 26% of their website traffic comes from other countries.

Sadica wants a title match with LLF champ Angelica.

Local luchadors were honored in Arena Coliseo Mexicali.

TV commercial for next week’s CMLL show in Arena Queretaro.

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DTU, Piratas vs Brazos, Puebla

Dark Angel & Hormiga/photo by Black Terry

DTU (SUN) 05/22/2011 Arena Lopez Mateos [Al Filo del Ring, Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, R de Rudo]
1) Violento Jack b Kaleth, Pequeno Cobra, Jhonky, Radical, Hacker
Violento Jack is stuck with the trainees, but at least he won.
2) Arana de Plata Jr., Ashley, Megan b Garra de Aguila, Vanely, Yuki Star
Garra de Aguila was strechered out.
3) Keira, Máscara Oriental, Zairus b Lily Fighter, Trauma I, Trauma II
Chucho el Roto & Yakuza ran in to distract the Traumas (AULL Tag Team title issues!) setting up their loss. Lily Fighter almost killed herself on a dive.
4) Daga b Flamita, Ciclope, Eterno, Yakuza, Pesadilla, Hormiga, Black Fire, Masivo, Chucho el Roto
Daga beat Eterno. Violento Jack hit the ring after the match, angry about being demoted to the opener.
5) Zumbi DRAW Sick Boy
No word on how they got to the draw, but everyone seems unhappy with this the non-ultraviolentness of this match. (“A mockery of the public”)
6) Drastik Boy b Aero Boy, Judas el Traidor, Paranoiko, Muerte Bucanera, Shitara, Dement Xtreme
Big win for Drastick Boy, beating Aeroboy. Judas and Aero left injuried.
7) Chica Tormenta & Dark Angel b La Vaquerita & Princesa Sujei
Dark Angel’s team won clean. Chica Tormenta and Princesa Sujei feuded after the match

Get the vibe this show did not go well, even outside Zumbi/Sick Boy. DTU posted a note sort of apologizing for the show quality, promising the next show (07/02) will be better. Nice bit of candor.

IWRG (SUN) 05/22/2011 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Saruman b Alan Extreme
2) Dinamic Black & Golden Magic DRAW El Imposible & El Pollo Asesino
Rudos took the first, tecnicos the second. Dinamic Black put Pollo in a tapatia, and leaned him forward for the double pin.
3) Avisman, Comando Negro, Oficial AK47 b Centurión, Freelance, Multifacético
Rudos won 1/3 clean.
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b El Brazo & Hijo del Brazo [IWRG IC TAG]
Straight fall win for the champs, though not without issue. Piratas cheated the Brazos frequently in the first fall, until El Brazo got annoyed and tried to foul Pirata Sr. He was caught for the DQ. Piratas got away with their own foul in the second fall to sweep.
5) Fresero Jr., Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Oficial 911 DQ Drago (AAA), Electroshock, Veneno
Tecnicos took the first, rudos the second, Electroshock was DQed for a chair shot on 911.

CMLL (MON) 05/23/2011 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio]
3) Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel b Ángel de Plata, Delta, Fuego
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso Jr. b Sagrado, Stuka Jr., Valiente
Sagrado was stretchered out.
5) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b La Máscara, La Sombra, Strong Man
Mr. Niebla did appear, and Peste Negra was with him. After the heavy feuding in previous weeks, it sounds like the tecnicos just won clean, taking the last two falls. La Mascara put Negro in the campana in the third.

Shocker, promoting his new restaurant, says he’s hoping to be back a month. That makes the lineups plugging Shocker’s return last Friday odder still.

CMLL’s put out press about the CMLL Super Lightweight tournament, though there’s no mention of who’s in next week’s block. The two blocks will be fought in ciberenticos. Picking favorites depends on which of CMLL’s multiple personalities is in charge of this tournament, and that’s always unknown. I’d rate Hijo del Signo, Palacio Negro and Guerrero Maya as the favorites, Rey Cometa, Magnus, Hombre Bala as the next group and Inqusidior and Trueno as highly unlikely.  I’m going to pick Palacio Negro because I like Palacio Negro and Maya has other things to do and there’s not much more to go on.

My guess at next week’s sides: Metal Blanco, Delta, Puma King, Tiger Kid, Angel de Plata, Fuego, Pegasso and Bobby Zavala. I figure Angel de Oro, Diamante and Polvora are above this title, Rey Escorpion is too big, and Dragon Lee is still injured. I would have Yoshihashi in this tournament, just because it’s supposed to be a world championship so you might as well include one non-Mexican, but I think he’s trying to be a non-Super Lightweight. Angel Azteca Jr. was the runner up last time, but seems completely forgotten and a long shot to even make it in.

Jeff Jarrett continues to threaten that TNA will replace AAA, which is nice because it’ll give me two less hours of TV to recap a week. He’s a swell guy. Also, Rob Van Dam says “Doctor Wagner Junior” and appears to think he’s on Sesame Street. I do totally now want to see Dr. Wagner punch RVD in the face, mission accomplished!

Rob has a post on like a dozen different things. Also August ’95 AAA highlights and a great Rey Misterio highlight

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.



CMLL (SUN) 05/29/2011 Arena Coliseo
1) Freesbe & Principe vs Artillero & Ramstein
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hombre Bala Jr., Super Halcon Jr. vs Hooligan, Rayo Tapatío I, Rayo Tapatío II
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Sensei vs Dr. X, Nitro, Skándalo
4) Black Warrior, Metro, Valiente vs Euforia, Mephisto, Vangelis
5) Blue Panther, Strong Man, Super Porky vs El Alebrije, Psicosis, Shinsuke Nakamura

Main event needs to be built around Shinsuke Nakamura/Cuije spots.

I wonder how the person booking the Rayos vs Bala/Maya storyline feels about no longer being on TV. I wonder if CMLL will ever tell us what Dragon Lee’s injury is.

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Navarros beat Morgans, more CMLL rookie matches

(photo by Black Terry Jr.)

IWRG (THU) 04/14/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Record (1-3), Record (4)]
1) Centurión & Saruman b Carta Brava Jr. & Vampiro Metálico
2) Dinamic Black, Dragon Fly, Golden Magic b Alan Extreme, Fresero Jr., Imposible
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Avisman, Bombero Infernal, El Hijo del Diablo [lumberjack strap]
Bombero Infenral replaced Gringo Loco, and this was suddenly a one fall lumberjack strap match.
4) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan
Navarros dominated the mat portion of the first fall, but the Pirata would rush in and break up their holds. When the Navarros argued, the Piratas attacked from behind and won the fall. Navarros came back at the end of the second fall to take it. Negro & Trauma beat Pirata & Hijo in the third to take it, and that probably sets up another tag title mat

Arena Mexico has Guerreros del Atlantida teaming up to take out a trio of psuedo-outsiders: Goto, Volador & Garza. Semimain includes Rey Bucanero & Mr. Aguila inexplicably teaming. Tonight is also night 3 of the Forjando un Idolo matches, with Dragon Lee/Delta & Metal Blanco/Guerrero Maya. Dragon Lee is nervous and excited for his Forjando un Idolo match.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


  • Maricela Pena did a video interview at the annual AAA show for Escuela Antonio Pena. Pretty sure this interview is not pre-empted by a Santo one.
  • Rush says the era of Rey Bucanero is over, and now’s the time of Rush. He wants the hair match to prove it.
  • Ultimo Guerrero explains he was harsh with Escorpion because he’s taught the entire group techniques to win, and he goes out and gets disqualified instead. UG wants good clean competition, how odd.
  • Aerostar says he, Laredo and Octagon haven’t decided which one gets to have the Super Fly mask match, but he wants it.
  • Black Warrior is happy the fans have welcomed him back and wouldn’t mind feuding with Negro Casas.
  • Chica Tormenta thinks this weekend’s DTU show is her biggest opportunity yet, but also hasn’t seen her child since New Year’s Day. That’s rough.
  • Drastick Boy is looking forward to his big match.
  • Martha Villalobos is running a charity show.
  • Blue Demon Jr. (via Luchando Libre) is opening a wrestling school. Like every other school, Negro Navarro & Solar may teach classes.
  • Besides the previously announced PWR date, Hijo de La Park mentions he’s heading to Colorado.
  • Estrellas del Ring chronicle’s Dinastia’s ninth defense of the LJLL title.
  • Porra Fresa previews Monday’s Arena Puebla show.
  • A new R de Rudo podcast is up.


CMLL (SUN) 04/17/2011 Arena Coliseo – just the two mystery matches, via Box Y Lucha
1) Freesbe & Principe vs Disturbio & Semental
2) Dragon Lee, Enrique Vera Jr., Hijo del Signo, Hombre Bala Jr., Super Halcon Jr. vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Rayo Tapatío I, Rayo Tapatío II, Súper Comando [cibernetico]

A big match in the Gen11 vs Primera war…not even listed on CMLL’s official poster.

CMLL has simultaneous told these three stories:

  1. The debuts of the Generacion 2011 luchadors and the opening match wrestlers fighting back against them to protect their spots*
  2. The traditional Gran Alternativa tournament
  3. The Forjando Un Idolo tournament

Some wrestlers are only involved in one of the stories, some of the Gen11 guys are involved in all three, but there’s not a shred of continuity shared between the stories. The Rayo Tapatio activities are not mentioned outside the second match on Sundays. The Gran Alterantiva winner has not been treated any special on other shows, but instead immediately shamed in the Forjando tournament. At best, these storylines are operating completely independent of each other; in reality, they’ve worked at cross purposes, causing no one to stick out.

Three** different stories means (at least) three different programmers. All clearly given the same marching orders (push some young people NOW), but also all working on their own ideas and not interested in supporting each other’s concepts. This is a definite change – it’s always seemed to be one voice from CMLL, but there’s clearly a lot of individuals shouting and not much listening. We’ve talked about how CMLL needs to focus more on a smaller group of guys to get them over, but if everyone’s going to got agree which guys to push at the top, and they can’t even agree 0n eight rookies to push somewhere in the middle.

This is really where someone who supervises these people needs to pick the direction and get everyone behind it. If only CMLL had a hall of fame promoter who could do that.

* – that reasoning for the feud hasn’t really been explained well enough, but I’m 100% sure it’s based on real tensions. There’s only so many matches go to around, adding a dozen new guys means the older guys will lose and be a bit bitter about it.

** – maybe four, if you want to count Palacio Negro & Metal Blanco’s run to the trios titles, but that may be someone doubling up.

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03/30: Coliseo, AAA departures

CMLL (SUN) 03/29 Arena Coliseo [Ovaciones]
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II b Cholo & Zayco
2) Fantasy, Pequeño Olímpico, Tzuki b Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
3) Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra b Dark Angel, Marcela, Sahori
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Mictlan, Sagrado b Ephesto, Lizmark Jr., Terrible
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Mistico b Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Skandalo

Mistico got Negro with a castia for the win, and wants a title rematch. They may just end up adding the title stip to the GDL match this Friday if they think it’ll help. Skandalo was filling in for Metal, still out hurt.

Ovaciones says the tecnicas lost the third match in the sub-headline, but says that they won in the body of the article.

Ovaciones has an interview with Villano V, who says the change to Ray Mendoza Jr. is permanent, to honor his father.

indy (SUN) 04/05 Arena Solidaridad [Josedjesus @ LMDLL]
1) Baby Fox, Sky, Turbina vs Boomerang, Kokox Klan, Misionero
2) Axl, Burrito, Furor vs Black Demon, Mongol Chino Jr., Sexy Psicis
3) Monje Negro II, Monje Negro III, Monje Negro Jr. vs Centurion Negro, Karonte, Mongol Chino
4) Histeria, Maniaco, Psicosis II vs Diluvio Negro I, Estrella Dorado Jr., Gato Volador
5) Antifaz del Norte, Blue Demon Jr., Hator vs Aventurero, Diluvio Negro II, La Park

This would seem to confirm that Psicosis and Histeria out of AAA. Dr. Landru says Pirata Morgan (and Hijo de Pirata Morgan) have left AAA, with Alebrije possibly also going. Pirata’s already turning up on indy lineups too.

FWIW, on the long ‘Daniel being his usual completely absurd self and everyone trying to get him to act sane’ comment thread – it seemed like there was an assumption AAA decided it no longer wanted Super Porky. Super Porky could’ve decided he no longer wanted AAA.

Pretty much all of the AAA guys of a similar age and a similar level have left; perhaps El Brazo is the last one left? Who knows how long he lasts. There’s probably now enough guys who were in AAA from 97 to 07 to run an AAA nostalgia promotion.

On the last Wrestling Observer Radio show, Dave Meltzer killed the quality of the AAA show, saying Jack, Rocky and Pimpi were the only ones who stuck out as good, and hated the Psycho Circus match (though noted Parka was the most over guy on the show.) In the comments, Sexington sounds like he enjoyed it more.

Box Y Lucha remembers Dinamico I, who passed away yesterday from a heart attack after his match.

Dr. Wagner Jr. has decided he’s ignoring that Canek beat Cibernetico to earn a shot at his title – he’s only doing the title match if he faces (and beat) both of them back in a triangle match.
Lizmark Sr. talks about proper lucha libre training.

Dos de Tres March has Vampiro on the cover. I like how there’s an article on the Psycho Circus as an Atomicos champs, an angle already long forgotten (and a story that could’ve only been written during a very short time.)

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07/31: Puebla, Naucalpan, Guadalajara, Leon


CMLL (MON) 07/30 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) Ares & Toro Bill Jr. b Legionario & the Tiger
2) Blade & Skandalo b Batman & Lestat
3) Flash, Stuka Jr., Super Nova b Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila b La Sombra, Sagrado, Volador
5) Atlantis, Averno, Ultimo Guerrero b Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
6) Mistico b Dr. Wagner Jr.

Reverse of Friday’s match – Ultimo interfered again, but this time attacking Mistico while the ref and Wagner were distracted, so Wagner got the free pin. Correction: Wagner got laid out by Ultimo, much like Friday. Ultimo and Atlantis celebrated being evil, and Negro and Rey ran them off post match.

I think Ultimo screwing over Wagner really should’ve been the finish on Friday, but maybe they’ll make it work in the long run.

IWRG (SUN) 07/29 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Samba b Comando Gama
2) Macho II & Puma King b Golem & Tortugillo Ninja
3) Halcon Salvaje, Kid Tiger, Star Boy DQ Capitan Muerte, Cyborg, Xibalva
4) Black Terry, Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. b Marco Rivera, Tony Rivera, Veneno
5) Alex Koslov, Cerebro Negro, Negro Navarro, Ultraman Jr. b Hijo del Cien Caras, Kai, Misterioso II, Yamato

Cerebro Negro pinned Yamato, which is setting up something for next week. In the tercera, the rudos would not stop beating on Halcon Salvaje, so the DQ. Halcon and Cyborg are headed to a hair match.

IWRG (SUN) 08/05 Arena Naucalpan
1) Tortuguillo Ninja vs Comando Gama
2) Halcon Salvaje & Samba vs Macho II & Rockero del Diablo
3) Centauro, Freelance, Kid Tiger vs Captian Muerte, Hijo del Diablo, Xibalba
4) Alex Koslov, Negro Navarro, Ultraman Jr. vs Black Terry, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Nitro
5) Yamato vs Cerebro Negro [Rey del Ring]

Yes, apparently you can defend the Rey del Ring title this year. IWRG really needed another belt to be defended.

CMLL (SUN) 07/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Mayu]
3) Infierno, Malefico, Rey Lobo b Leon Blanco, Magnum, Metal Blanco
4) Cien Caras Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 b Máximo, Rayman, Vampiro
5) Lizmark Jr., Terrible, Texano Jr. b Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.

Metal Blanco may have got hurt in his match; it was a quick finish.

CMLL (SUN) 07/29 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon [RFC]
1) Coco Viper, Memo Valles, Tacua b Gitano, La Sombra, Silver Star
2) Bengali, Cats, Raiden b Mongol Chino Jr., Rey Hechicero, Tigre Univeristario
3) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver King b Hector Garza & Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL (SUN) 08/05 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon [RFC]
1) Mongol Chino Jr., Rey Hechicero, Tiger Universitario vs Gitano, La Sombra, Silver Star [captains mask]
2) Ephesto & Ultimo Guerrero vs Felino & Negro Casas

LUM (SAT) 08/04 Parque Tolteca [GABRIEL MARTINEZ O @ LMDLL]
1) Venum & Vudu vs Dranser & Scravos
2) Bengali, Cats, Raiden vs Chica de Arabia, el Tacua, Orquidea Negra
3) Difunto I, Difunto II, Hijo del Espanto vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Aventurero, Estrella Dorada Jr.
4) Gato Volador, Principe Franky, Tigre Universitario vs Monje Negro Jr., Sergio Romo Jr., Silver Star
5) Pirata Morgan vs Potro Jr. [hair]

I think you can go edit that one into the wiki.

AULL (FRI) 08/03 Arena Lopez Mateos [Brina
1) La Rebelde & Yezka vs Diosa Maya & Princesa Zareth
2) Luna Magica, Princesa Blanca, Sahori vs La Briosa, La Nazi, Rosa Negra
3) Lady Apache vs Marcela vs Hiroka
4) Dark Angel vs Amapola vs Mima Shimoda vs India Sioux

Four ways and three ways for absolutely no reason! This is indy.

Perro Aguayo Jr. is interviewed in Ovaciones, complaining about Wagner stealing his groups gig of being neither tecnico or nor rudo. He expects to be the center of the promotion upon his return and to get Mistico’s match shortly.

AAA hypes the 08/03 taping as the return of the Intocable.

SuperLuchas #223 has Wagner humiliating Mistico.

The magazine FAMA has a special lucha libre issue.

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06/26: Merida, Puebla, Monterrey

I’m not going to write much more about the Chris Benoit story at this point, but it is pretty much all I’m thinking about.


CMLL PYCV (SUN) 06/24 Poliforum Zamna de Merida [YucaRod]
1) Corazon Rockero, Espartano I, Jhony Reyna DQ Cachorro JR., Chupacabras, Proverbio
2) Panther Boy L Butire Lee, Rey Persa, Dr. Siniestro [hair]
3) Caballero Galactico, Mascara Purpura, Máscara Sagrada b Dr. X, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
4) Alex Koslov, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. DQ Guerrero Blanco, Mephisto, Texano Jr.
5) Místico b Averno [NWA MIDDLE]

AAA (SUN) 06/24 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Aguila Extreme & Panterita del Ring II b Invasor & Mercurio
2) Barba Roja & Karis b Orus & Ramses
3) Estrellita & Josseline b May Flowers & Polvo de Esterllas
4) Antifaz del Norte & Hator b Pimpinela Escarlata & the Mummy
5) Charly Manson & Gronda II DQ Monsther & Pirata Morgan

Pirata Jr., Drake, and Barba Roja ran in the main event to help Pirata and get DQed, after the tecnicos dominated most of the match.

CMLL (MON) 06/25 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) Mr. Rafaga & Siki Osama Jr. b King Jaguar & Legionario
2) Batman, SWAT, the Tiger DQ Black Terry, Fuerza Chicana, Kraken
3) Felino, Mascara Purpura, Mictlan b Goto, Ohara, Okumura
4) Averno, Mephisto, Sangre Azteca b La Mascara, La Sombra, Sagrado
5) Atlantis, Lizmark Jr., Olimpico b Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr.

Black Terry fouled the Tiger in the segunda, causing his team to lose in two falls. Batman may have been hurt in that match.

A couple of CMLL card changes for later in the week. Shocker is out of Gran Alternativa. Valiente will instead team with Dos Caras Jr. Dos will all wrestle on Sunday, as the added match will be a trios rematch from last week – Ultimo, Toscano, Universo vs Rey, Marco, and Dos. CMLL.com says it’s “sin limites”, but I don’t believe it has super libre rules.

In today’s Ovaciones, Blue Demon Jr. says his mask match with Espectro Jr. will take some time in August, and he’s hoping to come back to CMLL after that.

CMLL (MON) 06/25 Monclova [Zocalo.com.mx]
1) Pierroth & Satanico b Neutron & Tigre Blanco

indy (TUE) 06/26 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Black Thunder & Pequeno Cometa vs Crazy Star & Mascara Negra
2) Ave Azul & Chuy Escobedo Jr. vs Mortifero & Mr. Cuervo
3) Angel Negro & Corazon Adicto vs Ben Hur & Maldito
4) Chakos & Sika vs Ejecutor & Mr. Secuestro
5) Konan Gay, Konan King, Super Konan vs Golden Boy & Pancho Tequila

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

The Tijuana comission will be holding a exam for new wrestlers trying to get their lucha license on Wednesday. They’re expecting about 20 people to tryout, and the test will go three hours.

In Veracruz, a promoter bought the rights to hold AAA’s Guerra de Titanes on June 15. You may have noticed there was no Guerra de Titanes on June 15th. The local promoter dealt with a middle company, not AAA. The local promoter is claiming the middle company lied to them and took their money, and the middle company says they didn’t sign anything. No quotes from AAA at all here.

El Sol de Tampico writes about the 07/04 Auditorio Municipal Tampico show with Wagner vs Atlantis vs Park

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02/23 AAA TV Results

previous: 02/09, 02/16

AAA TV (FRI) 02/23 Auditorio Jose Maria Arteaga, Queretaro
1) Estrellita, Mascarita Divina, Pimpinela Escarlta, Rey Cometa b Kaoma Jr., Mini Charly Manson, Polvo de Estrellas, Tiffany
2) Alan Stone & Zumbido b Charly Manson & Pirata Morgan [AAA TAG, torneo]
3) Cuervo & Ozz b Alebrije & Brazo [torneo, AAA TAG]
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Psicosis b Black Bufalo, Josh Raymond, Nate Webb
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana b Intocable, Octagon, Zorro
6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico b Abismo Negro, Antifaz, Histeria, Mr. Niebla

Yes, 3 beat 4 (and Charly and Pirata worked twice.) El Elegido did help out the Hell Brothers in the main event, and the Hell Brothers repaid him by beating him up. If it was someone other than Elegido, I might be appalled.

Consgrados cheated to win the the semimain. Fuerza and Pirata challenged for a shot at the tag team titles – I guess it’s about time for La Parka and Octagon’s annual defense of those Mexican Titles. Seriously, though, Pirata loses in a tag team match as part of a tag team tournament not 90 minutes before, and is demanding a shot another tag belt? Couldn’t they have had Chicana in the team? (I guess not if Fuerza’s meant to win it.)

Josh Raymond is US midwest indy wrestler Josh Abercrombie – Josh Raymond is the name he uses in MTV’s WSX promotion, and he and Nate Webb were working as their Trailer Park Boys gimmick from that group. (This opens the door to Vampiro/WSX/AAA speculation – though it’s equally likely Banderas or someone else recommended them.) I’m not sure there was an actual finish in that match – Psicosis had Bufalo beat, Head Hunter I and the Dark Family ran in, and chaos broke out. Psicosis ended up laying out Bufalo, and he might be done for the time being.

Gonna have to make a list of everyone who’s ever been in this Foreign Legion at some point. It’s a small army by now.

12 4 Super Fly & Rey Cometa/Pegasso*
12 4 Crazy Boy & Joe Lider
12 4 Cuervo & Ozz
9 4 Alan Stone & Zumbido*
3 2 Antifaz & Histeria
3 3 Alebrije & El Brazo
3 3 Charly Manson & Pirata Morgan
3 3 Chris Stone & Hator
3 3 Mascara Divina & Oriental
3 3 El Angel, Laredo Kid
3 3 Alliens, Gran Apache
3 3 Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis II
3 4 Espiritu & Scoria*
3 4 May Flowers, Pimpinela Escarlata
3 4 Alan & Decnis*
0 1 El Elegido & Intocable

AAA’s recap notes that Cuervo & Ozz have 12 points, so either they’ve actually been keeping count, or they’ve been looking here. I endorse either options. SADLY, they also say “only the Mexican Powers also have that number” – maybe we’re meant to count the modified Fuerza Aerea team as two different ones? That ain’t happening.

You know, if AAA doesn’t know that Pegasso & Super Fly have 12 points, that probably means they’re still unaware they’ve repeated a match. On the other hand, if it was just a web guy typo, they ought to have Alan & Zumbido win at the next way taping just to force the 4 way tie at 12, and end it there (unbalanced and all), and run a 4 way to decide it. I’d be fine with that.

Next: 03/03, 03/10, and I still don’t have any confirmation on the Rey de Reyes lineup.

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02/23: Notes

Ovaciones mentions CMLL will try selling tickets via TicketMaster for the 03/09 and 03/16 Arena Mexico shows. It sounds like it’s a trial situation, especially since they’re not committing doing it for to the big show.

There’s like a 90% chance I’m going to try to buy a ticket to Arena Mexico for one of those shows, even though I won’t be within 4000 miles of Mexico City. Won’t be the biggest waste of ticket money I’ve made, I can tell you today.

There’s also an interview with Pirata Morgan, pointing out Consgrados doesn’t mean old, it means accomplished.

AAA’s posted a bunch of lineups. Sexy Star is the mystery women in the second match of the 03/03 taping – the Linda Star idea makes as much sense as any. They’ve got to run an angle to introduce her tonight, right?

La Presna has a generic preview of tonight’s Arena Mexico show. So does Notimex. So does ESTO. Does CMLL send out releases with this info? (It’s basically the three version of the same story.) What are the odds of me getting on that list? (not so good.)


Esto also talks to Alex Koslov about his start in Mexico and his tecnico turn. You know, I actually tried to tried to get Alex Koslov for an interview on Joe Versus The World, but he hasn’t gotten back to me on e-mails – you don’t want me to try and book guests for your show, is all I’m saying. I think I need to be a newspaper? I think I need to talk to someone better at this.

Meanwhile, Maximo would like a shot at Averno’s title, and Ultimo’s mask. Usually, I’d say something like “It’s good to have dreams”, but Maximo really doesn’t have much to lose if he puts his hair up for his mask, and everything to gain.

You know how the Torreon Box Y Lucha comission expected about 140 people to get their lucha libre licenses? Only 4 have. The deadline is March 1st, and the comission is very unhappy. Spokesperson for them threatens to ban non-licensed promoters, but I guess most wrestlers must not be taking it seriously.

A year after being announced, the Monclova Box Y Lucha commission was finally made official by the Mayor. They’re going to work to have a doctor at every show, make sure every wrestler has a physical, and improve the security at events. Meanwhile, the local wrestlers and referees union has postponed a strike, scheduled to take start today. They’re pushing it back to 03/18. The union is looking for some sort of social security; currently, if you’re hurt wrestling, the most you’ll get from a promoter tin can to go beg fans for money. That’s pretty harsh.

There’s a post on Box Y Lucha claiming to be the Box Y Lucha forum claiming to be the Rey de Reyes site, but I there’s not enough there to believe. They’ve got Scott Steiner working the main event, which I’m not sure is likely, and they’ve don’t cite seeing it on a poster or reading it on a newspaper or tapping Konnan’s phone or anything to cite where it came from. It’s possible, but I’m going to wait for it to turn up from another source.

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02/20: 02/23 AAA TV Lineup, IWRG

Not much going on, so I’m going to roll two posts into one. The big story today is I don’t have to eat my hat!

AAA TV (FRI) 02/23 Auditorio Jose Maria Arteaga, Queretaro Lineup
1) Rey Cometa, Pimpinela Escarlta, Estrellita, Mascarita Divina vs Kaoma Jr., Polvo de Estrellas, Tiffany, Mini Charly Manson
2) Pirata Morgan, Charly Manson vs Alan Stone & Zumbido vs Cuervo & Ozz vs Alebrije & El Brazo [AAA TAG, torneo]
3) Joe Lider, Psicosis, Crazy Boy vs Nicho, Head Hunter I, Black Bufalo
4) Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana vs Octagon, Intocable, Zorro
5) Cibernetico, Chessman, Charly Manson vs Abismo Negro, Mr. Niebla, Histeria, Antifaz

I’m going to guess the Pirata Morgan/Charly Manson tag team is replaced or something instead of having them work twice. I have no idea why the main event is listed as 4 vs 3. They didn’t actually list the Foreign Legion guys the Mexican Powers would face, but I’m guessing.

IWRG (SUN) 02/18 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Mr. Randal b Volcan Negro
2) Antaris, Bacteria b Black Jaguar, Vampiro Metalico
3) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Dr. Cerebro, Estallido, Supremo Jr.
4) Avisman, Black Terry DQ Freelance, Suicida
5) Bestia Salvaje, Black Pentagon, Pierroth b Dr. Wagner Jr., Mascara Sagrada, Villano III

Villano III turned on Dr. Wagner in the main event, helping the rudos win. Freelance accidentally hit the referee in the third fall of his match, causing the DQ. Dr. Cerebro was a tecnico fill in on the rudo side, and of course that didn’t work. He and Supremo ended up fighting.

IWRG (SUN) 02/25 Arena Naucalpan
1) Mr. Randal vs Volcan Negro
2) Antaris, Kai, Yamato vs Black Jaguar, Black Stone, Vampiro Metalico
3) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde vs Macho II, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Freelance vs Avisman [IWRG IC WELTER]
5) El Dandy, Negro Navarro, Villano III vs Bestia Salvaje, Black Pentagon, Nosawa

El Sudcaliforniano previews an AAA show featuring the Mexican Powers vs “los Biper Revolution”.

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01/18: IWRG, Box Y Lucha


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.

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