Estrellita champion, Oro/Casas, Fuerza Guerrera vs Black Terry, CMLL bodybuilding

CMLL (TUE) 11/27/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Infierno & Thunder Boy b Black Metal & Virgo
2) Esfinge & Smaker b Espectrum & Ráfaga
3) Espanto Jr., Hijo del Signo, Hooligan b Ángel Azteca Jr., Magnus, Pegasso
Espanto Jr.’s GDL debut
4) Estrellita b Princesa Blanca [MEX WOMEN]
Princesa Blanca came in as champion. Pegasso and Hijo del Signo were seconds. Estrellita surprised Blanca and pinned her in the first fall, Blanca won the second, Estrellita won the third with the Star Cross to win the championship. Estrellita celebrated big.
5) Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Titán DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Negro Casas, Psicosis
Negro Casas fouled Angel de Oro.

Estrellita’s been wrestling regularly since at least 2000, and this is her first championship win of any kind. (She’s not been in CMLL a lot of that time.) This ended Blanca’s near four year change; her title matches were good, but not especially frequent. Blanca gave Estrellita credit for being better on this night but also blamed a knee injury. Estrellita mentioned her recent injury absence wasn’t just due to the cut on her hand, but also an ankle injury. She spent her time out watching Blanca footage to look for a way to defeat her. Both talked about doing a hair vs hair match.

photo by Black Terry Jr..

IWRG (THU) 11/29/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Galaxie b Epidemia
Another spelling for Galaxy.
2) Dinamic Black & La Cobra b Alan Extreme & Eita
3) el Ángel b Eterno [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Angel kept the title
4) Bestia 666, Damián 666, Fuerza Guerrera b Dr. Cerebro, Pantera, Veneno
666s were in their Xolo jerseys. Black Terry hit the ring post match to argue with Fuerza, probably about the last FILL show. Fresero Jr., in jeans and a jersey shirt, worked as a referee for this show and separated the two.
5) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan b Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman [super libre]
remach from the previous week. Rudos took 2/3, Navarro pinning Solar. Fuerza hit the ring post match to challenge Terry to a singles match, and he accepted

Angel vs Eterno is up in three parts already.

Fresero Jr.’s father was a referee for AAA. IWRG only seems to have two referees, and it’s not clear if this a change of occupation or an emergency fill in situation. He should still make it rain as a referee.

CMLL held it’s annual bodybuilding contest yesterday.

1) Stukita – mini who has still yet to debut
2) Pequeno Olimpico
3) Pequeno Halcon – was very unhappy about finishing third and threw his trophy into an empty section of seats. Believed to be suspended for that, though he hasn’t been on cards for a couple weeks already.

Beginners (more of a weight distinction than a training one)
1) Flyer – Volador Jr’s nephew
2) Akuma
3) Super Halcon Jr.

1) Sensei
2) Guerrero Maya
3) Camorra

1) La Sombra
2) Valiente
3) Tama Tonga

1) Dark Angel – won for the seventh straight year, every year they’ve run this contest
2) Dalys la Caribena – second for the fourth straight year
3) Isis

The winners all came back for a final contest, and Sensei won that to become Mr. CMLL Absoluto. There was also an apparently unofficial Student group for those enrolled in CML classes. Aioria, who I’ve never heard of prior won. Second place went to Relampago, formerly of AAA and currently in IWRG, with IWRG opening match wrestler Epidemia finishing third.

Tonight’s the first half of Copa Junior. It’s a CMLL random tournament that doesn’t mean anything, but they like to spread out the wins as thinly as possible. Maybe someone who’s been near the top but hasn’t had a big win this year – Mephisto or Mascara Dorada? – will advance.

Rey Cometa either has a busy night or is missing a match tonight. He’s scheduled to main event a show in Queretaro, then wrestle in the tercera in Arena Mexico. I think it’s physically impossible to work both – there’s a 3 hour different start time, but more than 2 hours away from each other – so expect a sub tonight in CMLL.

AAA had a press conference for the 2012 Quien Pinta Por La Corona contest final. They hyped major surprises, then just tweeted out photos of people there. Maybe the major surprise is cameraphones.

LLF’s Perla Negra hurt her wrist, so tonight’s planned mask vs mask match with Lady Puma is off. LLF’s last show of the year is next week and Negra won’t be ready by then either, so the match is postponed indefinitely. The replacement match is Lady Puma versus a mystery woman.

Rob has the top 5 spots of the week.

stuff going on Sunday

(all times Central)
4pm CHIKARA iPPV (I ordered weeks ago without realizing I had other things to watch, oops – I can watch it later, it’ll work out)
4pm CMLL on EstrellaTV (which I usually just half pay attention to)
5pm CMLL on Terra with Terribile vs Sombra for the Heavyweight title.
(5pm Noche de Coliseo, though it seems in repeats)
6pm AAA Guerra de Titanes (time on the poster, maybe not so much)
6:3pm IWRG Prison Fatal

So. The plan is for a chat/live results this week, starting at 5pm and running until I have to stop. We’ll be talking the CMLL show, the AAA show and even the IWRG one if they continue sending out live results. Only the CMLL on Terra show will be available on the internet, so you may be very bored after 7:30pm. It’ll be a fun time until then!

By the way, tickets seem to be selling decently well for Guerra de Titanes. The closest ticket I could get on Ticketmaster was for the fourth ring around the building.



CMLL (MON) 12/03/2012 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Black Tiger vs Espiritu Maligno & King Jaguar
2) Astral vs Demus 3:16 [lightning]
3) Camaleón, Soberano Jr., Starman vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Ramstein
4) Fuego, Pegasso, Stigma vs Bronco, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Tiger
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Bronco! Giant goofy horse might actually be back. The best part is one more guy who can prevent the Cancerberos and Tuareg from accidentally being put on the same team.

Astral and Demus could set up a title rematch.

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.

01/10: IWRG, Neza, Mexico, lineups

IWRG (THU) 01/01 Arena Naucalpan [the gladiatores]
1) Trauma II b Imperio Azteca
2) Oficial AK-47 & Trauma I b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
3) Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro, Toxico AAA b Chico Che, Trauma II, Zatura
4) Dr. Cerebro L Pirata Morgan Jr., Veneno, Capitán Muerte, Nemesis (IWRG), King Drako [cage, semifinal]
5) Cerebro Negro L Barba Roja, Multifacético, Tetsuya, Pendulo, Jack [cage, semifinal]
6) Dr. Cerebro b Cerebro Negro [cage, hair, final]

Both the Pirates edged out both the Cerebros in the cage matches. The Cerebros did not turn on each other, instead talking before their match about how good friends they were and how much respect for each other, even each guy offering to shave their head to save the other and not do the match (or to do a double hair/double mask match with the Pirates.) The commission made them do the match, and Dr. Cerebro beat his partner. The Gladiatores recap says the crowd was quiet for all of this – they chalk it up to the fans not realizing the situation. IWRG seems to be setting up a Cerebros vs Pirates match. Probably a title match before they’re down, if only the Pirates had a third man in IWRG…

Trauma II, as a rudo, started the show replacing Shuriken in the opener. Oficial AK47 replaced Trauma II in the second match and teamed fine with Trauma I (including fouling the tecnicos for the win), but then Trauma II came back out to fill on for Freelance in the tercera as a tecnico, fighting the Oficials and Toxico (in for AK47). Confusing!

This appeared to annoy the Oficials as well, as they beat up Trauma II after their win. Trauma I ran out for the save, but was neutralized by Oficial AK47, and the referees had to break up both sides. Looks like a feud between the two units, though it’s not clear if the Traumas are meant to be tecnicos.

Perros (THU) 01/01 Arena Neza [the gladiatores]
1) Fuerza Roja & Moto Cross DRAW Dragon Xtream & Rey Neza
2) La Parkita & Mascarita de Oro b Espectrito de Ultratumba I & Espectrito de Ultratumba II
3) Black Thunder, Hermano Muerte II, Hermano Muerte III b Black Spirit, Carta Brava, XXX
4) Damián 666, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido b Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V
5) Cocolores b Chacmol [hair]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Super Crazy DQ Cibernetico & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Continuing the apparent Perros-related main events policy of “Everyone Has Fun, No One Gets A Pin”, Perro yanked Wagner’s mask. Full house.

Al Filo del Ring has quotes from Super Raton and Espantapajaros after 1/1 mask match.

CMLL NGW (THU) 01/08 Durango [Canal10]
2) La Máscara & Volador Jr. b Negro Casas & Rambo
3) La Sombra & Místico b Averno & Mephisto

CMLL (FRI) 01/09 Arena Mexico [Alan, Ovaciones, ESTO, superluchas]
1) Molotov & Starman DQ Inquisidor & Pólvora
2) Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra b Lady Apache, Marcela, Princesa Blanca
3) Euforia b Stuka Jr. [lightning]
4) Felino, Shigeo Okumura, Virus b Mascara Dorada, Máscara Púrpura, Valiente
5) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara b Heavy Metal, Terrible, Texano Jr.
6) La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr. b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Volador & Sombra beat the tag champs despite the rudos destroying their gear. They want a tag team title shot, which a pretty good idea (unless you’re Averno & Mephisto) and will get one next week.

Last time a rudo won a lightning match was when Vampiro beat Black Warrior in March of 2005. Though I don’t suppose that counts. So, Sangre Azteca on July 16, 2004. It’s been a while.

Virus snuck in a foul on Purpura. Blanca turned on her teammates in two falls and may finally be a ruda. Lady Apache replaced Lluvia in that match, so she’s still undefeated! Starman got his mask yanked in the open.

Ovaciones also includes a Damian 666 promoting the Perro-involved 01/30 show in SLP. Damian says his appearance on the AAA TJ show does not mean he’s leaving this group. He explains the Perros weren’t on many show lately because they were taking the holidays off.

Arturo Rivera has another column (catching up!) talks about Rellik’s mySpace post, makes vague statements about people going from CMLL to AAA, and evaluating the other announcers.

There’s also stories about Pantera Sureno and Lady Metal teaming up to form Penteras Metalicas and Juvi’s first training seminar (01/31 at the El Cuadrilatero, where he and Fuerza will have a old school/new school debate.)

I missed this yesterday, but Ovaciones posted a note saying CMLL doesn’t know if Dos Caras Jr. is going to WWE. No one knows, but my current estimate is:

45% returns to CMLL
40% goes to WWE
15% goes to AAA or some place else

Fancy way of saying ‘I dunno’.

El Universal interviews the “12” minis cage match. This was from the photoshoot which Tzuki missed, so I think that’s why he’s not counted. Quick sum-up of interesting comments
* Pequeno Ninja: big fan of Dorada so hopes to fight him at the end
* Mini Olimpico & Fantasy: everyone’s on their own, no friends
* Cosmico (listed as 22 years old): wants to stay till the end to win a mask
* Nino de Acero & Shockercito: getting out of the cage ASAP
* Mini Warrior: wants Olimpico or Dorado’s mask

An outdoor show at a fair is not unusual, except if it’s in Colombia.

Abismo Negro is on the cover of Dos de Tres.

Wagnermania posted video of the Copa el Toreo tournament from Arena Lopez Mateos.


CMLL (TUE) 01/13 Arena Mexico
1) Pegasso & Rey Cometa vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Fabián el Gitano, Tony Rivera vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Flash, Máscara Púrpura, Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura, Skandalo, Vangelis
4) Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., La Máscara vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Villano III

Both Dos and V3, huh. Villanos for sure seem to still be on good terms here despite working with Perro Jr. Dos, I’m not sure about.

CMLL (FRI) 01/16 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Sombra de Plata vs Camorra & Zayco
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Máscara Púrpura vs Virus [lightning]
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Toscano vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Villano V
5) Héctor Garza, Mark Corleone, Místico vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
6) La Sombra & Volador Jr. vs Averno & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]

Yes. A flip from yesterday, with mostly older tecnicos on the underd (and their rivals.) Blanca’s official a ruda.

CMLL (SUN) 01/18 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, Astro Boy vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Pólvora, Skandalo
3) Felino, Misterioso II, Virus vs Mascara Dorada, Máscara Púrpura, Sagrado
4) Dos Caras Jr., Mark Corleone, Toscano vs Lizmark Jr., Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Místico vs Black Warrior

That’s pretty random, but they are facing off in the semimain trios tommorow.

CMLL (WED) 02/18 Auditorio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi [El Sol de San Luis]
1) Mascarita Dorada & Tzuki vs Pequeño Damian 666 & Pierrothito
2) Mictlán & Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr. & Virus
3) Dos Caras Jr., Mascara Dorada, Máximo vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
4) Mark Corleone & Místico vs Averno & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]

Finally, a date. Card subject to change.

01/03: Mexico results, NWE, lineup

(FRI) 01/02 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, ESTO]
1) Astro Boy & Tony Rivera b Camorra & Policeman
2) Amapola, Hiroka, La Nazi b Marcela, Princesa Blanca, Sahori
3) Ángel Azteca Jr. b Puma King [lightning]
4) Máximo, Mictlán, Stuka Jr. b Euforia, Nosferatu, Shigeo Okumura
5) Dragon Rojo Jr., Negro Casas, Sangre Azteca b La Máscara, Mascara Dorada, Sagrado
6) La Sombra, Shocker, Volador Jr. b Black Warrior, Terrible, Texano

In the third fall of the main event, Shocker accidentally knocked down the ref. Terrible decided to fake a low blow. Instead of standing there and arguing, Shocker just covered him, and the ref revived to count the win for the tecnicos.

Marcela suffered an injury in the second match – ESTO calls it serious – and was strechered out in the second fall. Tecnicas still managed to win without her, which doesn’t seem like the direction they were headed there. Correction: Rudos won 3 on 2. teases a Princesa Blanca vs Sahori match, which sounds very scary (just as much for Marcela being out.)

Ovaciones says NWE (the European group) will be running it’s first show in Mexico in February. No date or location announced, but the main event is expected to be Juvi vs Perro Jr. for the NWE Cruiserweight Title. Juvi’s been building that match up in the press for a while. It reads as if it’ll be a joint Perro/NWE production based on the names announced (RVD, Dragon, all the Perros, Wagner, Super Crazy, etc.) NWE currently has TV on Mexico’s version of 52MX.

IWRG is running a 20 man cage match next Thursday. Back to back Thursday cage matches for them.


CMLL (TUE) 01/06 Arena Coliseo
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Angel de Oro vs Camorra & Semental
2) Mascarita Dorada vs Último Dragoncito, Bam Bam, Nino de Acero, Pequeno Ninja, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween, Mr. Águila, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Violencia [cibernetico, Pequeno Reres de Aire]
3) Mictlán, Sagrado, Toscano vs Euforia, Lizmark Jr., Nosferatu
4) Héctor Garza, Místico, Shocker vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Mr. Niebla

No typo, this is a Tuesday show in Arena Coliseo, first in almost exactly a year (01/08/07).

Previous Pequeno Reyes de Aire winners:
01/04/08: Mascarita Dorada (over Mini Damian)
07/13/07: Mini Damian 666 (over Bam Bam)

Maybe this is going to be an annual first week of the year tradition? Big week for the minis, with this and the cage match on the following Sunday.

Main event will be Garza’s first match back in Mexico City in a month; he starts up Sunday in Guadalajara.

Tickets for this show are discounted: $1 for children, 50, 30, 25 for adults.

No Friday lineup up yet. I’ll edit it in when it turns up (and I have a chance).

07/27: Mexico, Puebla, AAA, Gudalara, Xalapa, Veracruz


Big main event in Arena Mexico tonight:

CMLL (FRI) 07/27 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Sombra de Plata vs Calígula & Méssala
2) Leono, Stuka Jr., Super Nova vs Hirooki Goto, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura
3) La Sombra, Mascara Purpura, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Sagrado vs Damian 666, Texano Jr., Villano V
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone vs Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila, Terrible
6) Mistico vs Dr. Wagner Jr.

I finally get this feud, now that CMLL’s preview has taken me by the hand and walked me thru it.

Up till, say, three weeks ago, Dr. Wagner Jr. was confident he was The Best Wrestler In The World. Mistico had some big matches, Mistico won some titles, Mistico won some belts, but Dr. Wagner Jr. just thought he was a good kid who won a lot. (And his belt is bigger and shinier.) Wagner & Mistico made a good team when they teamed, but Wagner knew for sure that if they ever faced, he could swat the kid down, because he’s The Best Wrestler In The World.

Then, Mistico (& la Sombra) beat Wagner (& Purpura) and Wagner’s perspective on the world was shattered. It’s no wonder he joined the rudos, he had to join the rudos to face Mistico and he had to face Mistico to beat him. Wagner wasn’t looking to be a rudo full time, he was just looking for a way to prove he’s the best. He got the win in the the trios match, and then he grabbed a partner and beat Mistico in a tag match. And just because people thought he fouled Mistico, he’d do one more tag title match to unquestionably prove the point. When Mistico stole the win, Wagner was shattered again, and so we’ve come to this.

If Wagner wins, he can once again claim to be The Best Wrestler In The World (though the matter isn’t totally finished, especially if it’s not clean.) If Mistico wins, then what? The mask challenge, which probably won’t happen, for sure. Would they let Mistico wrestler for a heavyweight title?

Ovaciones has a preview of the show, as does ESTO and NOTIMEX, all focusing on the main event. ESTO says the trio of Averno, Mephisto and Ephesto “is more dangerous than Satan.”

There’s a thread over on DVDVR discussing the show.

Ovaciones has an article on the Rowdy Tecnico fans.

How long till a rematch?

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

Meanwhile, AAA’s running a TV taping in Tampico.

AAA TV (FRI) 07/27 Centro de Convenciones de Ciudad Madero
1) Cinthia Moreno, Octagoncito, Oriental, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Alfa, Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Mini Histeria
2) Laredo Kid vs Aero Star, Super Fly, Escoria, Extreme Tiger, Hombre Sin Miedo, Rey Cometa, Pegasso [Torneo Alas de Oro]
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera vs ?, Ron Killings, X-Pac
4) Alberije, Brazo de Plata, El Elegido, Zorro vs Alan Stone, Scorpio Jr., Super Calo, Zumbido
5) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico vs Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias, Ozz [cage]

El Sol de Tampico has a preview. Dark match opener is listed here Impluso & El Lince vs Disturbio & Arana Maligna. Note the main event is in a cage – I’m going to go out on a limb and guess Chessman will attempt suicide and be fine by the next taping. Show starts at 9 PM local time.

I’m picking Super Fly to continue his winning streak and take the high fliers match.

(ESTO) Monito suffered a nose injury, and underwent surgery on Monday. He’s supposed to be out 15 days,

ESTO reports a team of CMLL wrestlers will take on the cast of a night time TV in a TV music contest. The show’s called “En Busca de la Nueva Banda”, and the CMLL representatives are Fabian el Gitano, Nitro, Felino, India Sioux, Princesa Blanca, and Amapola. This MUST make it on to YouTube. I think this airs on Sunday.

Atlantis is filming a (direct to video) movie called “Atlantis al recate“. The movie is about using dolphin therapy for people with psychologically and neurological issues.

Rocky Mountina News interviews Psicosis II about the Warped Tour. SPOILER: They give away his real name in the second paragraph. I may have ruined lucha libre by linking to that.

Thursday was the 65th Anniversary of Santo’s debut

CMLL (TUE) 07/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Mafia DQ Impostor
2) Azazel b Quazar
3) Metatron b Exterminador
4) Magnum b Infierno
5) Asesino Negro & Egipcio b Leon Blanco & Lider
6) Virus b Valiente
7) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Vampiro b Cien Caras Jr., Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

Universo tried to give Wagner the Black Hammer, but the ref shoved him over, and Wagner cradles him for the win. In the 5th match, Asesino Negro snuck in a foul on Leon Blanco for the win.

CMLL (THU) 07/26 Puerto Jarocho, Veracruz [escualoasesino @ box y lucha]
1) Jaguar b Mercenario Jr.
2) El Gitano & Rey Garifo b Gabriel o Gabriela & Samuray
3) Dr. X & Super Colt b Fabian el Gitano & Tony Rivera
4) La Mascara, Mictlan, Volador Jr. DQ Sangre Azteca, Skandalo, Virus
5) Maximo, Mistico, Rey Bucanero b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Rey filled in for Heavy Metal, Super Colt for La Morgue, El Gitano for Perro Mocho Jr. and the opener was announced as a tag match originally.

CMLL (THU) 07/26 Arena Xalapa [escualo @ el martiente, doogie05 @ Satanico’s Mansion]
1) Jaguar & Linterna Verde b Guerrero del Infierno & Soldado Anonimo
2) Gabriel o Gabriela & Samuray b Perro Mocho Jr. & Rey Garfio
3) Dark Angel & Sahori b Hiroka & La Nazi
4) La Sombra, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Dr. X, Nitro, Skandalo
5) Averno & Dr. Wagner Jr. b Mistico & Ultimo Guerrero

AAA (MON) 07/30 Cancha de Futbol Rap, Nuevo Laredo [RFC]
1) Insolito, Maravilla Lopez, Rey Galactico vs Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
2) Brazo, Chiva Rayada I, Extreme Tiger vs Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan
3) Asrtuto, Super Calo, Tinieblas Jr. vs Antifaz, El Cobarde, Pirata Morgan
4) Hombre sin Miedo vs the Custom [mask]

I’ve never heard of the Custom. I have no record of him wrestling before. I can’t possibly guess who’s going to win here.