Sombra defeats Terrible, Guerreros vs Guerreros, Estrellita wins women’s title, DTU

CMLL (MON) 11/26/2012 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Dinámikoo & Lestat b Centauro de Fuego & King Jaguar
King Jaguar replaced Blue Center. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Hooligan b Black Tiger, Pegasso, Stigma
Black Tiger replaced Hombre Bala Jr., making it Puebla vs CMLL. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Astral, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 2/3, Pierrothito snuck in a foul on Dragoncito.
4) Rey Cometa b Puma King [lightning]
Rey Cometa wore face paint and won in 5:57 with a top rope ‘rana.
5) Euforia, Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla b Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Shocker
Rudos had Mije & Zacarias and took 2/3 for the win. Niebla beat Panther and Euforia beat Shocker.
6) La Sombra b Terrible
Comandate was with Terrible. Terrible took the first with a cavernaria. Sombra caught him with a small package in the second. Comandante interfered in the third fall, but Sombra still won with a double moonsault. Sombra told Terrible he just proved he was better, and he’d be winning the Heavyweight title on Sunday. Best match on the show.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 11/27/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Höruz & Oro Jr. b Ramstein & Zayco
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Silueta b Amapola, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis
tecnicas took 1/3, Silueta pinning Zeuxis and Goya splashing Amapola.
3) Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus b Fuego, Starman, Triton
Starman replaced Hijo del Fantasma. Rudos took 1/3, Namajague powerbombing Triton and Virus submitting Starman.
4) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente b Black Warrior, Ephesto, Felino
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Niebla Roja DQ Pólvora [lightning]
Polvora pulled Niebla Roja’s mask in 7:25. Ultimo Guerrero ran out for the save, but Rey Escorpion ran in thru the crowd to help Polvora. Guerrero fouled Escorpion.
6) Tama Tonga, Terrible, Último Guerrero b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky

Estrellita won the Mexican National Women’s championship from Princesa Blanca in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara last night. It’s not a big surprise, Estrellita has been doing well in CMLL for the last year and they might have done this weeks ago if Estrellita didn’t cut her hand in a match and had to sit out for a few weeks. Marcela is the world champion, but CMLL presents Estrellita as the biggest female star. If you’re going to go with Estrellita, you might as well go strongly and having Estrellita with a belt is step in that direction.

It’s actually more surprising it didn’t take place on a big show. Blanca and Estrellita have been slightly feuding on the El Luchador show: an early episode included a pull apart when Blanca found out Estrellita was dating Puma King and tonight’s episode appears to center around the cage match they were both involved in. I’m still not sure if the A&E reality show makes a tangible difference to CMLL business – the worst period of CMLL last year was when season 1 aired – but it seems like worth trying to capitalize on it somehow. Right now, the only way they might be doing it is making sure Mistico is back in the ring just in time for the El Luchador episode where he becomes Mistico airs.

Princesa Blanca was champion for nearly 4 years. Amapola was world champion for most of that time, so they’ve gone in a couple months from the rudas dominating the championships to the tecnicas. (It also means the bodybuilding contest tomorrow is the only title Dark Angel is probably getting a shot at in the near future.)


Lucha Libre in Japan

11/28 NJPW: MVP & Shelton Benjamin [O] b Rush & Diamante Azul [X]
Rush & Diamante Azul finish 2-4, in last place. Good job, good effort. They’re off until Saturday where they’re in non-tournament action.


DTU (FRI) 12/07/2012 Arena Queretaro
1) Jhonky vs Jorge Quebrada, Artrus, Eragon Kid, Extreme Boy, Slayer Pac, Radical, Gremelin, Astro Latino [DTU AAACDEMIA]
2) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano vs Avaricia & Talaxys and Ángel Del Misterio & Konami and Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo
Lucky Boy & Nino de Ebano are Maxima Velocidad, Talaxys and Avaricia are MAX Rapidos, Rocky Lobo & Lanzeloth are part of Dinastia Crazy
3) Keira vs Reyna Azteca, ?
mystery woman is a finalist from this year’s QPPLC
4) Lily Fighter, Niño Hamburguesa, Paloma Rouse vs ?, La Magnifica, Sherry Diva
mystery person is a SLP exotico
5) Eita vs Flamita, Tribal, Principe Halcón, Hacker, Daga
6) Aero Boy & Black Fire vs Draztick Boy & Rey Latino and Demente Extreme & Séptimo Dragón and Draego & Tony Rodríguez
Dreago & Tony Rodriguez represent GDL’s NWG promotion.
7) Araña De Plata Jr, Ciclope, Loco Max, Pequeno Cobra vs ?, Drabek, Mr. Rebelde, Ursus [cage, hair, mask]
Los Mazisos vs Queretaro locals, last one in loses hair or mask
8) Paranoiko & Pesadilla vs Halloween & Psicosis and Makabre & Super Mega

DTU tour. I think it’s neat how it’s not just Tulancingo & Mexico City wrestlers on the show, but luchadors from places they go to regularly (Guadalajara, SLP) are involved. Also nice is how they’ve getting tag teams together for an extended period prior to having titles (which I assume are coming sometime soon); it’s much better than the other way.

Whenever’s last week’s Fusion recap gets posted (2014), I’ll go over this again, but you really want to book Nicho el Millionario and not Psicosis I right now. Nicho is alright. Psicosis I has been back for months and hasn’t gotten a mask he can actually see and work out of it.

A long long time ago (earlier this year), Daga vowed he was done with DTU. He’s back because of the Perros del Mal deal.

I would guess a local is losing their hair in the cage match. But that must mean Loco Max has hair again.

DTU (SAT) 12/08/2012 Arena Margarita, San Luis Potosi
1) Artikus & Sherry Diva vs ? & Lily Fighter and Radical & Ramieth
mystery person is a SLP exotico
2) Crazy Power I, Crazy Power II, Eragon Kid vs Niño de Ébano, Pequeno Cobra, Talaxys and Extreme Boy, Jorge Quebrada, Slayer Pack
3) Hormiga vs Black Fire, Septimo Dragon, Galaxy, Aranita, Rey Angel, Araña de Plata Jr.
4) Super Mega vs Paranoiko, Dement Extremee, Chica Yeye, Centella Inca, Rey Latino, Alex Guajardo
5) Eita vs Flamita, Principe Halcon, Angel Del Misterio, Hacker [DTU ALTO]
Eita is the champion
6) Ciclope vs Aero Boy, Drastik Boy [mask]
7) ?, Astro Latino, Jhonky vs Joe Lider
Mystery wrestler is a DTU trainee, as Lider takes on new wrestlers.
8) Pesadilla vs Cerebro Negro [DTU]
Pesadilla is the champion

Pesadilla is the DTU champion though Joe Lider still seems to defend this title from time to time.

Semifinal appears to be 1 vs 3 and not a four way, but I could be reading the poster wrong. The idea is Lider is going to destroy some rookies.

The three way mask match has been teased for a while. It’s a long term feud with an actual payoff. Those of us who just follow AAA and CMLL may be unfamiliar with the concept.

11/11 CMLL Arena Mexico results – Polvora wins the CMLL Welterweight Championship


CMLL (SUN) 11/11/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Metálico, Metatrón, Molotov b Espanto Jr., Guerrero Negro Jr., Herodes Jr.
Metatron had a new mask. Tecnicos took 1/3. Second fall finish was screwed up somehow – Guerrero Negro was supposed to pin Metalico but Metalico left, so Espanto had Metatron pull off his mask for the DQ but the music guy thought the tecnicos won the fall (or thought it was supposed to be a two fall match. Rest of the match was not much better.
2) Goya Kong, Lady Afrodita, Luna Mágica b Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis
Sugheit replaced Dalys on Sunday. A Zeuxis tornillo in the second fall was the highlight of the match. Tecnicas took 2/3.
3) Delta, Pegasso, Sagrado b Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel
Delta replaced Starman on Tuesday. Terra announcers said Euforia & Polvora were officially out of the group (or, those guys are going places and these guys are staying where they are.) Delta went for the moonsault in the first fall, but rudos cut him off and beat him. Delta’s mask was accidentally pulled off in the second fall (seemed like an actual mistake), then the third fall was a quick tecnico win. Cancerbero suffered a left shoulder injury.
4) Pólvora b Máscara Dorada [CMLL WELTER]
Mascara Dorada is champion. Polvora’s second was his brother Inquisidor, Dorada’s second was former Guadalajara trios partner Metatron. Dorada won the first with a torito, Polvora the second with a powerbomb, and then Polvora won the championship an Inqusidior Storm.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Volador Jr. b Shocker, Super Porky, Valiente
Shocker is now using Gangnam Style. Escorpion powerbombed Valiente for the win.
6) Tama Tonga b Diamante Azul
Tonga pulled Azul’s mask to win again.

I did not see this show! Based on what I’ve read on Twitter – and used up there, thank Rob & Fredo – that sounds like it was a good thing. What I ended up watching was not much better and had a unsatisfying result though not as sad as the fourth match.

CMLL hasn’t had too many plans for Mascara Dorada this year; he’s just been around, and occasionally in Japan. He doesn’t have a set rival – they seemed to head that direction with Psicosis but then dropped it – or a tag or trios partner. The title match last fall with Mephisto seemed like a break thru moment, and Dorada has become a steady main eventer, but he’s one in need of a stronger support by someone in CMLL management. Dorada’s talent is not in doubt, but he hasn’t been able to use it as much as he should this year and this is a sad way to end it.

Perhaps next year will start better for him. He’s on FantasticaMania (and I’ll get to that next), the WON’s reported NJPW is high on him, and those shows are usually filled with title matches.

This had been an interesting year to be Polvora – he spent most of the year as national champion, he was somewhat humiliated in En Busca de Un Idolo, he had a few good title matches, and he ends up as a world champion (with the bodybuilding contest still to come.) This might not be the end of it for him; if you want to start New Mistico off with a full feud with a beatable guy, Polvora is your man. He’s worked well with guys working Mistico’s style, he’s got a title belt New Mistico could win, and he’s really got a mask New Mistico could win (and it’s be the right time for Polvora to lose it.) I would not have picked Polvora as a world champion because there was still mileage in him being an ex-champion trying to win a title back, and there are more deserving rudos to choose from, but this might be a start of a bigger program.

Tama Tonga & Diamante Azul is more easily understandable. I don’t think Terrible & Tonga are winning the tag titles on Tuesday, but I was so completely wrong about this title match.

Tama Tonga vs Diamante Azul & Polvora vs Mascara Dorada set for next week, AAA TV in Villahermosa

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 11/04/2012 Arena Coliseo
1) Herodes Jr. & Ramstein b Bengala & Robin
Robin replaced Camaleon on Tuesday. Rudos took 1/3. Herodes pinned himself while pinning Bengala, but Tigre Hispano did not notice.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Super Halcon Jr. b Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Zayco
Tecnicos took 2/3, Halcon powerslam into the buckles on Disturbio while Bala split legged moonsaulted ayco.
3) Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis b Fuego, Stuka Jr., Triton
Rudos took 2/3, Okumura superplexing and sentoning Fuego. Namajague hurt his left shoulder but finished the match.
4) Misterioso Jr. b Diamante [lightning]
Misterioso won in 8:57 via Gori SPecial.
5) Kráneo, Pólvora, Psicosis b Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada
Dorada and Polvora feuded the entire match. The announcers suggested a title match between them before it started. Dorada surprised Psicosis with a pinfall in the first, Polvora powerbombed Dorada in the second, and they ripped each other’s masks in the third. A Mije splash beat Panther in the third, Dorada springboard splashed Kraneo to defeat him, and Polvora pinned Dorada for the win after a Valagueza into a low blow. Polvora made the title match challenge after the match.
6) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Shocker DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Tama Tonga, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos won by DQ when Tonga unmasked Azul. Azul challenged him to a singles match next week, Tonga accepted.

AAA’s TV announced a TV taping for 11/25 in Villahermosa, Tabasco. That would air the day before Guerra de Titanes. There’s no taping announced between this Friday’s taping in Puebla and this new show, so the Puebla taping is two weeks of taping. AAA doesn’t have to set up the whole card by the end of Puebla, but the main events should be clear.

Rob has highlights of 04/20/12 CMLL.

Mazambula was unmasked in Tijuana.

Dr. Wagner had fans scream insults at LA Park to end the Fusion taping.

SuperLuchas #487 has Fierro, Ultimo Guerrero and Santo on the cover.

Luchas 2000 #645 has Angel, Ultimo Guerrero, and Santo on the cover.

Averno outsmarts his opposition, Angel de Oro is un Idolo

these trophies keep getting smaller!/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 05/27/2011 Arena Mexico [CesarCMLLRecord (4)]
1) Starman & Tigre BlancoDisturbio & Mortiz
1/3 for team old man tecnico
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, MarcelaAmapola, Estrellita, Princesa Sugheit
1/3 for the tecnicas. In the closing sequence, Amapola took out Goya with a dive, and Goya’s right leg got caught underneath her. She was stretchered out and taken to the hospital for observation.
3) El Alebrije, Histeria, OlímpicoHijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Valiente
1/3 for the Invasors. Fantamsa took the swinging gate bomb in the third, and was pinned by everyone for the loss. Finally the Invasors have found the one guy they can beat!
4) Ángel de OroPólvora [Forjando un Idolo, final]
Switched around to the fourth match, so it will air on Televisa. First two falls were quick, Polvora using the nudo lagunero and Angel de Oro using a tapatia variant. Long third fall, Angel de Oro getting the win with a UG style front superplex. Sounded like a really good match, Polvora’s best ever.
5) Héctor Garza, Mr. Niebla, Último GuerreroBlue Panther, Strong Man, Super Porky
Rudos take 1/3, capitalizing on some tecnico miscommunication. Niebla & Garza double suplexed Porky for the win.
6) Averno, Terrible, TexanoLa Máscara, La Sombra, Máximo
Straight falls for the rudos, Averno specifically. Averno shoved La Mascara off of him into Tirantes, and Tirantes called the DQ on La Mascara in the first. In the second, Tirantes slow counted Mascara on a casita, Mascara turned to punch him, and Averno fouled Mascara and inside cradled him for the quick three.

Ras de Lona mentioned Naito is headed back again. Over in NJPW, Yujiro turned on him a couple of days and Naito was kicked out of the group, so he’s probably getting some time here before returning as a face there.

A lot of focus on Averno & La Mascara, thought I suspect more in the next couple of weeks. The post contract signing fight came off well, and Averno had a getaway driver when he stormed out.

Texano had a TRT shirt, so eventually Bucanero won’t look so goofy wearing a Doble T one. (Though Terrible & Bucanero were standing there in the same bit wearing the old shirt, so it may take some time.)

Things sure are busy for Guerrero Maya, who’s got a Sunday feud, a Tuesday title tournament (introduced all the guys in the tournament on Ras de Lona and doing a fine job) and is involved in Forjando un Idolo on Fridays. Is SuperLuchas sure they got the correct Guerrero who joined the programming department? (Kidding.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s update.

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CMLL (FRI) 06/03/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Metálico vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Estrellita, La Comandante
3) Astral vs Pequeño Nitro [lightning]
4) Diamante, Hijo del Signo, Negro Casas vs Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Shocker
5) Ángel de Oro, Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero vs Blue Panther, Fuego, Pólvora
6) Shinsuke Nakamura, Terrible, Texano vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Strong Man

Fourth and fifth matches are playing off Forjando un Idolo, with the vets teaming with their top two finishers. That means the return of Shocker, just about 8 days after they stripped him of his title for not wrestling. It was inactive for five months, why didn’t they wait a week more?

No Averno, though I’m sure he’ll impact this card some way.

Mascara vs Averno, unfriendly TRT, Polvora & Delta advance, Suicida shaved

CMLL (FRI) 05/13/2011 Arena Mexico [CesarCMLLRecord]
1) Artillero, Mortiz, Súper ComandoHöruz, Robin, Trueno
Rudo win, taking 2/3. Trueno took Mortiz’s spanish fly. Robin had a poor night.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, SkándaloÁngel Azteca, Ángel de Plata, Pegasso
Rudos took 1/3.
3) DeltaRey Escorpion [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
Crowd got into this match. Rey Escorpion tried to cheat again, but Ultimo Guerrero stopped him and Delta eventually took the win. Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Escorpion had real problems after this one, shoving each other on (and off) the ramp.
4) PólvoraHijo del Signo [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
Hijo del Signo was the last Group Alfa (Negro Casas) member standing. He lost, and Polvora becomes the second group Delta (Blue Panther) member to get thru.
5) Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro, Stuka Jr.Euforia, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
Bonus match, added midweek (but not publicized.) Probably not airing.
6) Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, TerribleMáximo, Super Porky, Toscano
Rudos won, but Terrible & Bucanero turned on Zacarias and Negro Casas post match. Members of Fuerza TRT do not want anything to do with other rudos.
7) Averno, Ephesto, Último Guerrero DQ Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada
Rudos won in straight falls, with La Mascara angrily ripping off Averno’s mask in the second fall. More mask/mask challenges.

AAA (FRI) 05/13/2011 Arena Neza [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Montana Infernal & Muercielado NocturnoÁngel Mortal Jr. & Marabunta Jr.
2) Black Lancer, Okawa, Vampiro MetailcoCarta Brava, Hermano Muerte II, Hermano Muerte III
3) Mari Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela EscarlataMini Chessman, Polvo de Estrellas, Sexy Star
Mari replaced Fabi.
4) Neza KidMike Segura [hair]
Mike Segura lost his hair, so the mystery of Neza Kid lives another day (though it’d be more of a mystery if he wore a shirt and covered up his shoulder tattoos.) Ultraviolent match, though the finish was Suicida suplexing Neza Kid three times, reaching to pick up Neza again, and being cradles for the three count.
5) El Mesías, Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown Bestia 666, Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, X-Fly
X-Fly was over here instead of the TV taping. Monster Clown hurt his ankle and fought in one shoe for a while. Mesias gave Perro a backcracker for a clean win!

Crowd looks pretty decent, strong by Arena Neza standards. Curious to know who the ‘local’ promoter is.

The lucha news was dominated by WWE’s show in Mexico City, and their announcement of television tapings in Palacio de los Deportes this October. WWE will record Raw on October 15 (Saturday) and SmackDown on October 16 (Sunday). With tapings finally happening, the new dangling carrot was maybe running WrestleMania in Azteca Stadium (but they probably need to work on airing something live first.) CMLL tends to run a mid level show the second week of October and AAA runs the Heroes Inmortales show in early October, so this may affect both of their plans.

At the press conference, Big Show said Alberto del Rio reminded him of an actor, like Frank Sinatra (?) but he’s ugly and should go back to wearing a mask. I want to watch movies with Sin Cara.

Perros del Mal are calling their anniversary show PerroMania XIX.

Ras de Lona included an interview with Hombre Bala Junior and Senior. Good to see Senior on his feet. They actually sort of mentioned Psicosis’ poor outcomes in title matches (biased refereeing, naturally) and Psicosis talked about his upcoming international matches (including Lucha Libre USA, which I believe is the first time they’ve actually mentioned that group by name here; Marco was also spotted in the brief about Shocker’s restaurant opening.)

Looks like the CMLL TV changes from last week were not a one time thing; CMLL Fox is airing matches from last Friday, so LATV is likely getting the Mex trios title match today.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.



CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo vs Black Metal
2) Metatrón & Virgo vs Acertijo & León Blanco
3) Último Dragoncito vs Pierrothito
4) Delta, Diamante, Metro vs Ephesto, Scorpion, Vangelis
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Odd to see a singles non-title minis match here, but they’ve actually done this same match here twice in 2008, splitting the results. They’re 3-3 versus each other in singles matches all time.

CMLL (FRI) 05/20/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Robin vs Bronco & Inquisidor
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Estrellita, Tiffany
3) Delta vs Pólvora [Forjando un Idolo, semifinal]
4) Ángel de Oro vs Fuego [Forjando un Idolo, semifinal]
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano vs Metro, Super Porky, Valiente
6) La Máscara vs Averno
7) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Rush

Not too big of a surprise that match is not a title match; it hasn’t been about the title. Wish they’d put their big singles matches in the main event spot.

Back when Rey Bucanero was added to Peste Negra, it was because they needed another man. Mr. Niebla was not around. Mr. Niebla is back now, but history indicates we should not expect him to stay around forever. Yet, CMLL doesn’t seem to be concerned at all now, making sure we know Bucanero is split from the group. I hope that’s a positive sign about Niebla, but I wonder if it means they’re much less concerned about keeping Peste Negra going or they’ve got a new member planned.

Interestingly, Ras de Lona had Shocker in Mascara Dorada’s place. Must’ve been some hope he’d been back this week. Should be soon.

CMLL on CadenaTres #175 (04/09/2011)

recap: here
YouTube: 1 2 (Astral/Pierrothito 4 min in) 3 4 (Valiente/Polvora starts here)5 6 7 8

taped @ Arena Mexico, 04/05/2011

I reviewed all the matches, but these are the matches that actually matter.

Pierrothito vs Astral for the Mexican National Lightweight Championship: Pierrothito looked great here, and Astral didn’t look bad, so Pierrothito must’ve been great. Crowd was way into the match, another testament to Pierrothito here. Much better than it should’ve been, would’ve liked to see more of it. Can’t believe Pierrothito was the only one who did a dive in this match. Would’ve liked to see a longer version of this match, but it might be possible that editing helped.

Valiente vs Pólvora for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship: Also much better than I would’ve expected, which is a testament to Valiente here. This is a good match, but the end of the third fall didn’t come together as well as I’d like. The Valiente Special is so important, it’s tough to believe the match is going to end until he pulls it out (maybe he’d be better off using that one early and saving the tope for late), and there was no real point after that dive where it felt like Polvora might actually win. Polvora had two moves that could win for him, the Polvora Driver (he won with in the first fall, never tried to go back for it) and the counter dropkick (which he landed, but made no attempt to win.) He could’ve used something else, but there was a missing portion where Polvora did use something else. Like in between Valiente his move the first time and the second time.

Fuego & Polvora advance, Charly Manson

walking the dog

CMLL (TUE) 04/26/2011 Arena Mexico [Record (3-4), Record (2, 5-6), CMLL]
1) Bengala & Cancerbero DQ Apocalipsis & Zayco
Cancerbero replaced Trueno. That ended poorly for Bengala, Cancerbero turning on him.
2) Estrellita, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany b Dark Angel, Estrella Mágica, Luna Mágica
3) Pólvora b Ángel de Plata [Forjando un Idolo]
Polvora [9] joins Delta as clean sweeping his group. Angel de Plata [0] was cut down with a dropkick for the loss.
4) Fuego b Magnus [Forjando un Idolo]
Magnus [3] dominated the match, but Fuego [6] caught him in a submission for the win. Fuego advances.
5) Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro, Sangre Azteca DQ Ephesto, Euforia, Raziel
Straight fall win for the tecnicos. Raziel fouled Sangre in the second.
6) Blue Panther, Máximo, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano
Tecnicos took the last two falls.

CMLL’s slowed down on the Magnus push. He’s not appearing in Mexico City outside of this tournament and the Gran Alternativa. (He’s only barely in the Gen11 vs veterans feud.) The plan all along was to introduce him and then have him get ring work off TV without exposing him; they still ended up exposing him, but I think they know enough not to push him thru the tournament. CMLL has known enough to have Magnus no longer wear the white Mistico-like outfit (just pink) and he’s no longer using La Mistica. I don’t think they’ve given up on him, but they’ve give on him being a star in the next five minutes.

The reason Charly Manson was denied bail is because his medium sentence – not the maximum, but close to the average – is over five years in jail, which makes it a felony offense, and that automatically triggers no bail. Yesterday’s run of articles have the police accusing Charly of using a wrestling move in the fight, “La Dormilona”, which normally refers to a head to head tope. I’m thinking they actually just mean a headbutt. KrisZ has the complete police report, which notes the maximum penalty is 8 to 10 years and it was actually four officers which eventually got in the fight. The latest articles mention Charly is also accused of stealing a radio, which may start to explain why the conversation with the police officers turned into a fight.

AAA’s reaction, as illuminated by Mi Lucha Libre, is we (and they) should wait to believe anything until Charly gives his side of the story. There’s also a sentiment that the police are not to be trusted, but Charly’s still well screwed if that was the case.

CMLL’s report on the last round of Group Charly matches sidesteps the question of who’s the second luchador to advance entirely. Hmmm. It’d actually be a  more confusing situation without the bonus points, since Dragon Lee, Metal Blanco and Guerrero Maya each have one win, and they can’t have known who would’ve gotten those bonus points when they were planning the tournament. Assuming the poll is legit.

04/27: Davey Richards, Rocky Romero (O), Mascara Dorada b Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi (X), Jushin Liger



CMLL (MON) 05/02/2011 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Blue Center, Silver vs Aguila Guerrera, Ares, Centauro de Fuego
2) Ángel de Plata, Milenium, Sensei vs Akron, Hijo del Signo, Hooligan
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Metro vs Shigeo Okumura, Terrible, Texano
4) Valiente vs Virus [MEX WELTER]
5) Black Warrior, Rush, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto


09/15: Coliseo

Mascara Purpura, a second before busting Virus’ forehead/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 09/14 Arena Coliseo [cmll]
1) Arkangel & Pólvora b Molotov & Trueno
2) Euforia, Hooligan, Nosferatu b Fabián el Gitano, Hijo del Faraon, Metálico
3) Leono, Máscara Púrpura, Tony Rivera b Loco Max, Skandalo, Virus
4) Alex Koslov, Grey Shadow, La Máscara b Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr.
5) Blue Panther, Héctor Garza, La Sombra b Averno, Black Warrior, Mephisto

Panther’s on form, beating Avenro clean here. Alex replaced Valinete. Mascara Purpura has new gear (flipped colors) and busted Virus open something fierce. Hooligan continues to be on “replace Halcon Negro” duty. Arkangel replaced Semental, and the CMLL recaped mused about Polvora someday joining the Tuareg. Polvora can do better.

IWRG (SUN) 09/14 Arena Naucalpan [Ovaciones]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., el Hijo Del Anibal, Multifacético b Fuerza Guerrera, Head Hunter I, Veneno

ESTO has a profile of Princesa Sujei, who wants to take the title and the hair from Marcela, and the mask from Goddess before sending her back to Canada (“I don’t even know what she is doing here.”)

SoloLuchas has an interview with Acuarius, who’s training in CMLL.

Victor recapes the FSE show. Luchaworld has Robert writing about AAA in Toluca in ’06.

Anyways, what a better way to open up a TV show then with – *20 MINUTES OF GREAT MINI’S ACTION*!

That ain’t happening in AAA anytime soon.