Reyes del Atlantida vs Invasors, Quien Pinta Por La Corona final


CMLL (SUN) 12/09/2012 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Metatrón & Robin b Cholo & Zayco
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Acero, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
Rudos took falls 1/3 with mixed performances.
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Fuego, Sagrado, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Raziel & Cancerbero beat Stuka & Fuego both times, then unmasked Fuego and Stuka after the match.
4) Marcela b Amapola [lightning]
Marcela won via Michinoku Driver in 8:46. Good match.
5) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Invasors jumped the tecnicos and won the first fall. Atlantida rallies to take the second, but the rudos tied Atlantis mask to the ropes and beat the other two to take the match. Psicosis asked the commission to grant them a trios titles match. Aguila beat up Atlantis and challenged him. Maya yelled at them and accepted the challenged, but the rudos beat him up for it.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone b Euforia, Terrible, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a match that played to the women in the crowd.

Invasors vs Reyes del Atlantida will take place next week. It seemed like they’re setting up an Arena Coliseo Tag Team Title defense on 12/23, but it’s no certainty.

The announcers said this would be the last Arena Coliseo show of the year. They’re probably not back in the building until 01/13, since a 01/06 Three Kings show surely will be in Arena Mexico as well. They also announced the usual Monday show at Arena Puebla on 12/24 will be on Christmas Day (Tuesday) instead. CMLL always moves it’s shows off Christmas Eve. It may be an interesting card, since CMLL will then have Christmas Day shows in Puebla, Guadalajara and Mexico on the same night; CMLL is big enough to run three TV cards in one night, but maybe not when people are on holiday vacations. Not sure if CMLL’s TV crew is big enough to handle all 3 either. No word if the following (New Year’s Eve) Puebla show will be moved as well.

Quien Pinta Por La Corona

This weekend was the Mexico City regional tryout for Quien Pinta Por La Corona on Saturday, then the semifinals and the finals on Sunday. They sent out a photo of the DF tryout winners, though not any names. It seemed like a lot of Perros del Mal opening match luchadors and and those from DTU who weren’t working this weekend  happened to win an AAA contest, but some other independents and people from around Mexico City advanced. (Black Terry Jr. has photos from that whole day.)

Sunday included everyone from the tryouts in two sets of cut downs. The first cut down included all the regional winners…

AAA QPPLC SF (SUN) 12/09/2012 Centro Banamex [AAA Twitter, QPPLC Twitter]
1) ? vs ??
may have involved Rayo Star
2) Ashley & La Jarochita vs Keira & La Hiedra
3) Centviron (IWRG), Dave The Clown, Terremoto Negro b Evan Adams, Hard Man, Red Bird
4) Lucky Boy, Mini Dizzy, Rocky Lobo b Gemelo Muerte I, Gemelo Muerte II, Mini Hator
minis group
5) Douki, Emperador Azteca, Red Tiger b Angel del Misterio, Hanaoka, Pegasus
6) Last Lion, Mercurio (qpplc), Saturno b Luxor, Principe Escorpion, Reggae Boy
unclear who this Mercurio is, or if it’s the CMLL one
7) Lancelot & Nino Hamburguesa b Murcy Jr. & Warrior Steel
8) Big Mama, Black Fury, Paloma Rose b Black Mamba, Dama de Hierro, Estrella Explosiva
mixed tag match
9) Astro de Plata, Jinzo, Persus b Apolo Estrada Jr., Barbaro I, Barbaro II
10) Demoledor, Forajido, Fullback Jr. b Centenario, New Fire Jr., Rey Maya
11) Gotita De Plata, Pequeno Bonsai, Rey Celestial b Heylex, Mini Diamond, Mini Exorcista
minis match

Of note: Didn’t see a picture of the Mercurio, though the CMLL one hasn’t been around much the last couple months. Warrior Steel was on last year’s Arkangel’s tribute show as one of his trainees. Jinzo is a friend of Zumbi.

After these 11 matches, the judges cut it down to the finalists (via Apolo Valdes)

tecnicos: New Fire Jr., Rayo Star, Pegasus, Saturno, Astro de Plata, Red Bird, Niño Hamburguesa and Jinzo.
rudos: Luxor, Alacrán, Emperador Azteca, Dave The Clown, Black Mamba, Centurión and Apolo Estrada Jr.
minis: Exorcista, Rey Celestial, Hey Lex, Gotita de Plata and the Gemelos Muerte.
women: Keira, Hiedra, Big Mama and Jarochita

Another set of matches with the finalists followed, though results are incomplete for those. They brought the luchadors out one more time, and announced the overall winners:

Women: La Jarochita – May be originally from Veracruz, but has been wrestling around Mexico City for the year last, including for IWS in a multi-women’s match which included Marcela. Must have qualified in the DF group on Saturday
Mini: Rey Celestial – Puebla based mini, often teaming with Lucky Boy. Previously scheduled to make his DTU debut next weekend.
Men: Saturno. Originally named Boomerang, he’s the son of Gran Cochisse and was a regular in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara in 2009 and 2010, and made a handful appearances in Mexico City as part of the minis division. Left CMLL soon after CMLL fired Cochisse and has wrestled in indies around Guadalajara since, with no obvious way to advance past that point until now.

AAA had one more show of it’s regular luchadors to end the night. Mini Abismo Negro, for the first time in Mexico City in over two years, and La Magnifica, who was acknowledged as last year’s female winner, both appeared. New champion Texano lost by chokeslam to Cibernetico in the main event.

Other News

Apolo mentioned an independent luchador told him two CMLL wrestlers had gone to AAA to look for work.

SuperLuchas announced they would have no magazine this week, but be back next week.

Rob has highlights of 10/12/12 AAA TV

LuchaWorld has the latest LuchaWorld Podcast.

La Catedral picks CMLL’s best foreigner, best luchadora and best tag team.

Mistico did not work in Acapulco last weekend.

Inquisidor and Polvora endorse a fruit energy drink.

Octagoncito and Mini Monster Clown visited a children’s hospital.

Fenix and Dark Dragon visited ImproLucha.

Lucha Libre In Japan

12/09 NOAH: Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin [O]  b Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Genba Hirayanagi [X] [GHC JR TAG]
Third defense for the Mexitosos! Ricky’s coming back to Mexico next year, the titles may be coming back with him.


IWRG (THU) 12/13/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxie vs Araña de Plata
2) Dinamic Black & Saruman vs Eita & Imposible
3) Mini Rey Cometa, Mini Super Astro, Voladorcito vs ?, Bracito De Plata, Piratita Morgan
4) Black Terry, Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro vs Canis Lupus, Cerebro Negro, Fuerza Guerrera
5) Extreme Tiger, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Eterno, Oficial 911, X-Fly

Extreme Tiger back here as an independent.

Cerbero Negro and Dr. Cerbero agreed to a hair match next Sunday. (Figures.) The last time they had a hair match, Dr. Cerbero defeated Cerebro Negro in what was the finals of a loser advance cage match show. Cerbero Negro has beat Dr. Cerbero in the only other two times I’ve got recorded.

AAA QPPLC, IWRG, Toryumon, Caneks vs Wagners

AAA QPPLC (SUN) 10/14/2012 Centro Expositor, Puebla [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Mini Psicosis, Semental, Sexy Star b Dinastía, Fenix, Jennifer Blake
2) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Daga, El Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata
3) Electroshock, Jack Evans, Vampiro b Chessman, Silver King, Zorro

Weird teams appear to just be who ever was around.

This stop did a big crowd. 4,458 stopped by on Saturday, 7,908 on Sunday. Trainers were El Apache, Fabi Apache, Brazo and Konnan, and judges were Zorro, Silver King, and Chessman. 50 luchadors tried out.

advancing to the year end final

  • Apolo Estrada Jr. (former Monterrey guy who worked in openers in CMLL in 2009-2011 and IWRG in 2011. Last seen in Acapulco.)
  • Lucky Boy (DTU Academy, has also trained with the Navarros, Puebla indy wrestler, finalist from Puebla last year)
  • Blazer (Arena Aficion regular for a while, advanced to finalist last year, ended up in Silver King’s Wagner Promotions)
  • Paloma Rouse (new DTU girl, originally from Veracruz)
  • Niño Hamburguesa (DTU cult favorite)
  • Rey Celestial (Puebla indy wrestler)
  • Rocky Lobo (DTU trainee, originally part of the Super Crazy group of kid luchadors which produced Dinastia)
  • Astro de Plata (IWRG trainee)
  • Bárbaro I (ex-Arena Puebla local, now Puebla indy, advanced to final last year)
  • Bárbaro II (Puebla indy)
  • Jinzo (??)
  • Hey Lex (?? – from Puebla) – spelled Hycharius here.

Next QPPLC sessions in Guadalajara on November 10/11th. It’s a few weeks before Guerra de Titanes, and the last preliminary round before the final on December 8.

IWRG (SUN) 10/14/2012 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Astro Rey Jr. & Johnny Rivera b Epidemia & Star Boy Jr.
Star Boy is back as a rudo, Astro Rey is just back. Straight falls for the tecnicos, though the rudos dominated most of the match.
2) Dinamic Black & Freelance b Comando Negro & Jack
Yack is back as a rudo, replacing Impossible. Tecnicos took 2/3, Freelance winning with a top rope ‘rana on Comando Negro. Money thrown back in the ring.
3) Factor, Freyser, Rayan DQ Carta Brava Jr., Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
Freyser replaced Carta Brava I. Rudos took 2/3, Factor tossing his mask to AK47 for the DQ.
4) el Ángel, Pantera, Veneno vs Scorpio Jr., Violencia Jr., Zumbido
Tecnicos took 2/3. Violencia Jr. wants a title match with Angel, but it was Veneno who beat Violencia Jr. with a senton for the win. Money thrown in the ring.
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Pirata Morgan b Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Relevos Increíbles]
family didn’t want to fight finally, but the Hijo de Pirata/Cien team jumped the opposition and took the first. Fans yelled at the teams until they fought their usual partner. Pirata Sr./Hijo de Mascara rallied back to take second. Factor was doing a ringside interview in the third, and Hijo de Pirata & Cien attacked him. Third fall saw Pirata Sr. beat Cien and Mascara beat Hijo de Pirata with a top rope powerbomb. Factor came for revenge with a chair, setting up another triangle match with Hijo de Pirata and Hijo de Mascara

This show may air tonight on AYM Sports.

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 10/14/2012 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca [Estrellas del Ring]
1) AGU, Dowki, Hanaoka b Akuma 3:16, Celestik I, Celestik II
Japan vs Mexico
2) Dalis la Caribeña & Mima Shimoda b Goya Kong & Muñeca De Plata
the Brazo sisters teamed, but lost.
3) El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Signo, Taurus b Magnus, Mr. Rolling, Platino
Hijo de Medico Asesino pulled Magnus’ mask and cradled him for the iwn.
4) Astral b Demus 3:16 [DF LIGHT]
Astral won the title in Demus’ first known defense. Demus demanded a rematch.
5) Negro Casas & Último Guerrero b Hijo del Fantasma & Último Dragón
Negro snuck in a foul on Ultimo Dragon

This was the benefit show from Electrico, who was hurt at the previous Toryumon show.

Astral and Demus rematch in a lightning match in Puebla tonight.

UWE (SUN) 10/14/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos [Estrellas del Ring, MT]
1) Beda, Oberón, Spider Boy b Antheus, Pakal, Striker
2) Ángel de la Noche, Ángel Del Amor, Yuki Dragon b Herejía, Judas el Traidor, Psicópata
3) Cerebro Maligno, Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Rey Krimen b Black Lemus, Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana, Yakuza
Rocky and Yakuza want a title match versus Iorn Love & Chucho el Roto
4) Esther Moreno, Rossy Moreno, Taya Valkyrie b Big Mama, Felina Metalika, La Vaquerita
straight falls. Big Mama and Felina Metalika replaced Keira, Taya joined the Morenos.
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Eterno, Oriental, Super Crazy
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. DQ Canek & Canek Jr.
Caneks took the first, Wagners the second. Both tried martinetes in the last, and Canek yanked off Dr. Wagner Jr.’s mask when trying to martinete Canek Jr. for the DQ. Caneks just took all the Wagner masks after the match and challenged for the UWA title.

Hector Garza is off this weekend’s AAA show in Arena Coliseo Monterrey. Zumbi takes his place. Garza seems to have an odd illness which prevents him wrestling except for Heroes Inmortales. I’m sure this will be resolved one way or another.

The third part of Dorian and Konnan’s interview is here. I’m listening to this as I type this, but I forgot the link!


No one stains Rayo’s name quite like Rayo does.

Fantasy says he told everyone he was going to win, no one believed him, but now he’s got Mercurio’s mask and he wants a title match next.

Rob has highlights of 03/23/12 CMLL.



IWRG (THU) 10/18/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Johnny Rivera vs Matrix Jr.
2) Amazona, Centvrión, Voladorcito vs Bracito De Plata, Imposible, La Sádica
3) Carta Brava Jr., Freyser, La Cobra vs Carta Brava, Comando Negro, Tóxico
4) el Ángel, Tony Rivera, Veneno vs Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Heddi Karaoui
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Eterno

Carta Brava Jr., who’s tagline is that he’s the best rudo, appears to be a tecnico in his feud now.

CMLL (SUN) 10/21/2012 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Leono vs Inquisidor & Zayco
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, Sensei vs Cancerbero, Hooligan, Raziel
3) Bam Bam vs Pequeño Olímpico [lightning]
4) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, Triton vs Hijo del Signo, Misterioso Jr., Vangelis
5) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Felino, Pólvora, Tiger
6) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Diamante Azul vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Volador Jr.

If he shows, it’s Bam Bam’s first match since June. The minis mentioned a month back that he was cleared to returned but frozen out on a return date.

Announcers have been calling Tonga “Samoan Terrible”. They’ll team with Volador here.

CMLL (SUN) 10/21/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante vs Sádico
2) Black Metal & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) El Divino & Máscara Mágica vs Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
4) Eros, Gallo, Leo vs Bárbaro Cavernario, In Memoriam, Infierno
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Niebla Roja, Sangre Azteca

Dragon Rojo pinned Hijo del Fantasma with his feet on the ropes yesterday, but Fantasma still wants a title match.