CMLL (SUN) 06/30/2013Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Sensei b Camorra & Zayco tecnicos took 1/3 in a boring match.
2) Bushiroad, Diamante, Leono b Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo Leono replaced Starman. Tecnicos took 1/3 in a boring match.
3) Princesa Blanca b Dark Angel [lightning] Blanca beat Angel with an cradle and a hand on ropes in 8:43. Good match, best of the show so far. Blanca threw around hair match challenges post match.
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado b Felino, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura Tecnicos took 2/3, including Delta and Guerrero Maya beating Namajague & Okumura. No hint of a title match challenge post match.
5) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Shocker DQ Pierroth, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr. Tecnicos took 1, with Azul breaking Pierroth on a german suplex. Volador fouled Sombra in the second.
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis [MEX TRIOS] Tecnicos took 2/3 in a disappointingly sloppy match to win the titles. Rush was clearly holding the ropes on the pinfall, but no one brought any attention to it. Invasors fall in their third defense. Post match celebration was pre-empted by another earthquake drill.
Main event title change is very weird.The show ending very quickly (because of the earthquake drill) added to the strange feel. It feels like a hurried change because they had to get the titles off the Invasors because someone is leaving and they’d figure out the rest later. Mr. Aguila is still the strong favorite to lose the Infierno en el Ring cage match, so maybe it’s him. Or maybe someone woke up and decided Rush had to have a title belt. CMLL Universal tournament is not that far away.
Dark Angel vs Princesa Blanca was the best match on the show. Sombra’s listed for a Tuesday night show in Guadalajara and then he’s off to Japan. Terrible finishes up Tuesday in Arena Mexico. That’s going to be a tough turnaround for the NJPW 07/05 show.
CMLL (SUN) 06/30/2013Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Virgo b Évola & Magnum Divino took 1/3.
2) Esfinge, León Blanco, Metatrón b Acertijo, Espectrum, Infierno Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Black Metal, Gallo, Leo, Súper Popular b Bárbaro Cavernario, Exterminador, Maléfico, Ráfaga Tecnicos took 1/3, Metal defeating Cavernario. Debutee Popular wasn’t involved in any of the finishes.
4) Demonio Rojo b Azteca de Oro [mask] Azteca de Oro pinned Demonio Rojo in the first, Demonio Rojo took the second, and submitted Oro in the third. Azteca de Oro is Antonio Escobedo, 25 years old, 11 years a vet, which means he started wrestling professionally at 14.
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja Estetas took 1/3, Mistica on Euforia in the third.
6) Último Guerrero b Atlantis Atlantis was again honored for 30 years of wrestling. Atlantis took the first, UG the second, and Gran Guerrero and Ultimo Guerrero pulled a switch in the third fall to get the win.
First time we’ve seen them pull that switch, and probably won’t be the last time.
Impume Mex (or whoever they copied this from, it’s shown up in a couple places) has thoughts about lucha libre Television.
Lucha Libre in Japan
2) Mima Shimoda, Tiffany [O], Marcela b Rabbit MIU [X], Ray, Leon
3) Estrellita b Makoto
4) Dump Matsumoto b GOYA KONG
06/30 REINA – 300 fans
3) Mima Shimoda [O], Makoto b Cherry [X], Sareee
4) Leon vs Estrellita [REINA IJ] – succesful defense
5) GAMI & Ayumi Kurihara [O] vs Tiffany [X], Goya Kong
6) Marcela b Ray [CMLL WOMEN] – succesful defense, said to be good.
CMLL (FRI) 06/28/2013Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus b Pegasso, Starman, Tritón Starman’s trio are apparently Los Cadetes del Espacio, a team name used extensively in AAA previously. They did not wear matching gear and showed no indication they were meant to be a new trio, and lost their debut match. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla b Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Mistico Titan was announced, but was replaced by Blue Panther on Monday. Panther received his award from the Durango Congress before the match. Rudos were DQed for excessive violence in the first. Niebla beat Mistico in the second, and Panther submitted Averno to the nudo lagunero in the third (with Averno giving up before Panther even got him off the mat!) Averno and Panther challenged each other after the match. Panther wanted a date for a hair match, Averno would only accept if it was a one fall submission match.
4) Valiente b Fuego [En Busca de un Idolo] Valiente won in a hurried feeling match. Judges seemed okay with it; Valiente scored a 10, 7, 8 and 7. for a 32. Fuego scored a 8, 8, 7, 8 for a 31. Tirantes’ harshest criticism were for referee Bestia Negra, who stopped and restated his count during the finish because Fuego’s shoulder was slightly off the mat.
5) Vangellys b Stuka Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] Vangelis ripped Stuka’s mask open and submitted him, putting a kneebar on Stuka’s bad leg. Judges loved Vangelis, giving him a 10, 10, 9, 10 for a 39. Tirantes was critical of Stuka for wrestling hurt, and Stuka scored a 8, 9, 8, 3 for a 28.
6) Negro Casas, Shocker, Terrible DQ Máximo, Rey Escorpión, Rush [Relevos Increíbles] Straight falls. Rush got his team disqualified in the first, then fought with partner Rey Escorpion to cause his team to lose in the second. Negro, Shocker, and Escorpion challenged Rush to hair matches, but the match was preceded by a Infierno en el Ring teaser video.
7) La Sombra b Volador Jr. [IWGP IC] Mistico and Averno were seconds. Volador had a Superman outfit on. Sombra took the first fall with a Dragonrana, Volador Jr. tied it up with a Spanish Fly in the second, and both guys kicked out everything in the third. Volador finally fouled Sombra, pulled his mask, and covered. Referee Rafael el Maya counted three, then awarded the match to Sombra by disqualification. Usual challenges followed between these two after the match and fought a bit more. La Sombra made his first defense.
CMLL honored edecan Anabel, who is leaving that role, with an in-ring ceremony including Panico and Guerrero del Futoro. I can’t recall CMLL doing this before for an edecan or a luchador leaving the promotion. It’s very mysterious to us, though I’m sure there are people behind the scenes who know exactly why this was done.
CMLL updated the point table for the first week of En Busca de un Idolo, right after week two finished. Putting it all together:
145 Valiente (40 on fan poll)
122 Vangellys (5 on the fan poll)
96 Stuka Jr. (34 on fan poll)
85 Fuego (17 on fan poll)
Stuka is 0-2, Vangellys is 2-0 and yet Stuka will be ahead of Vangelis if the poll numbers are the same next week. Vangellys needs a big turnaround in the polls to have a chance.
CMLL (FRI) 07/05/2013Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Sensei vs Cholo & Disturbio
2) Dark Angel, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, La Vaquerita
3) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Thunder vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Pólvora
4) Stuka Jr. vs Fuego [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Valiente vs Vangellys [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Shocker vs Rush, Máximo, Blue Panther, Super Porky, Negro Casas, Averno, Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión, Rey Bucanero [cibernetico]
7) Atlantis, Mistico, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
That’s the usual cibernetico before a cage match. July 12th seems like the date for the cage match, though it could slip one more week.
TxT (SAT) 06/22/2013Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, MedioTiempo, Yahoo Deportes]
1) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. b Centvrión Match had been announced as Dinamic Black & Imposible vs Golden Magic & Poseidon. 0 for 4.
2) La Chola & Rossy Moreno b Esther Moreno & Lady Apache Chola landed a splash on Esther Moreno. Still teasing the hair match here.
3) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón DQ Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero [WWA TRIOS] Straight falls for the champions. Second (at least) defense. More tease of Shu/Muneco.
4) Blue Demon Jr. & El Hijo Del Santo b Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi [PWR TAG] Demon put Zumbi in la de a caballo while Demon submitted Heddi to an armbar to win. Santo & Demon’s first defense.
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & Universo 2000 b Canek & Máscara Año 2000 [ruleta de la muerte, semifinal]
6) LA Park & Super Parka b Pirata Morgan & Villano IV [ruleta de la muerte, semifinal]
7) LA Park & Super Parka b Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & Universo 2000 [ruleta de la muerte, final]
8) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Universo 2000 [hair] Rayo took falls 2/3 to win Universo’s hair. Universo has lost his last four recorded hair match.
A feud that restarted for CMLL this spring ends in TxT. Not to a great crowd; looks like maybe a third full. The ruleta de la muerte format does not appear to be a draw; this seems like it would’ve done the same amount if they just announced Rayo vs Universo.
CMLL (SUN) 06/23/2013Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Fresbee b Cholo & Herodes Jr.
2) Bárbaro Cavernario, Disturbio, Hijo del Signo b Black Metal, Metálico, Molotov Barbaro & Metal’s DF debuts. Barbaro did a lot better. Signo submitted Metalico in the third.
3) Namajague, Puma, Shigeo Okumura b Bushiroad, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. Rudos took 2/3, Okumura fouling Maya. Bushiroad looked good and seems to fit right in. Puma suffered a left shoulder injury in the first fall and was favoring it after the match, but you wouldn’t be able to tell in his wrestling.
4) Diamante b Boby Zavala [lightning] Diamante won with an armbar headscissors in 5:09.
5) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Mistico b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto Tecnicos took 2/3, winning the last with a star and an Azul tapatia on Averno in the middle.
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán b Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr. Tencicos took 2/3, Rush & Mascara getting clean pins in the third. La Mascara pointed out he’d beaten Invasors two weeks in a row, and challenged for a trios title match. Rush & Titan supported him, and the Invasors agreed – though there was lots of talk about mask or hair matches to come, and Psicosis threw out a challenge for Mascara’s title.
Show was okay. Title match came out of left field and doesn’t feel like a chance for a title change. Maybe it’s a chance for Aguila to get a convincing win so people won’t suspect he’s losing his hair. Maybe the story will be how Rush reacts if his team loses.
CMLL (SUN) 06/23/2013Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Índigo b Samael (Guadalajara)
2) El Divino & Virgo b Acertijo & Jocker Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Esfinge & León Blanco b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno tecnicos took 1/3, Blanco plancha on Rey Trueno
4) Leo b Starman, Gallo, Smaker, Halcón de Plata, Arkángel de la Muerte, Espectrum, Ráfaga, Maléfico, Exterminador [Copa 54 Anniversario] Exterminador replaced Olimpico. Battle royal set sides. Eliminations: Halcon de Plata (Exterminador), Exterminador (foul on Smaker), Smaker (Espectrum), Espectrum (Rafaga), Starman (Leo), Rafaga (Gallo), Gallo (Arkangel), Arkangel (Leo), Malefico (Leo) leaving Leo as the winner. Americo Rocca and Gran Markus Jr. were honored after the match.
5) Atlantis & Valiente DQ Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero Tecnicos took 2/3, Ultimo Guerrero fouling Atlantis for the DQ. This sets up a singles match next week.
So much for me assuming the Puebla match would be their last singles match for the time being.
DTU (SAT) 07/06/2013Arena Lopez Mateos 1) Yuta vs Kalibus, Boris, Kyubya, Artikus, Ángel del Misterio, Jorge Kebrada, Pequeno Cobra, Slayer Pack, Miedo Extremo 2) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano vs Locker & Rocker and Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo and Kaleth & Niño Hamburguesa and Crazy King & Principe Escorpion 3) Araña de Plata Jr. & Perro Mocho Jr. vs Carta Brava Jr. & Comando Negro and Carta Brava Jr. I & Cerebro Negro 4) Epitafio, Judas el Traidor, Leviatham, Samael vs ?, Black Fire, Chica Ye-Ye, Demente Extreme 5) Septimo Dragon vs Poison, Príncipe Halcón, Hacker, Jinzo, Tomahawk T.T., Orion, Sádico, Hormiga [#1 Contenders, DTU AI] 6) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Cíclope & Paranoiko and Aero Boy & Violento Jack 7) Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs Drastik Boy & Flamita and Daga & Eterno
This’ll be a TV taping. Main event is Daga’s revenge. Nice to see Davey & Eddie in a match not with Crazy & Lider.
Tercera has the Carta Brava vs Carta Brava that was dropped (or no longer could be pursued) in both IWL and IWRG.
CMLL released new on two international (related) events in the last 24 hour.
Coming up first is Noche Briticana, a special Arena Mexico show on 12/07. The announcers mentioned it in passing on last night’s Terra broadcast, and Ticketmaster already has some details.
BRITISH NIGHT una lucha con causa… es un evento que están organizando la Embajada Británica y el Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre para recaudar fondos para la Fundación John Langdon Down. Los luchadores Ultimo Guerrero y La Sombra se disputarán “Las Joyas de la Corona” en un ambiente muy británico en la cual, la arena México tendrá música y motivos ingleses. El público podrá ver y tocar el “London Bus” (el camión de doble piso inglés) y verá guardias reales dentro de la arena México. Este evento será el 7 de diciembre a las 8:30 p.m. en la majestuosa Arena México.
As you can read, it’s a copromtoion with the British Embassy, and will include British music, a double decker bus, and Buckingham Palace soldiers. It sounds like an Ultimo Guerrero vs La Sombra singles main event, but I guess they could also be just leading teams.
The John Langdown Down Foundation helps children with Down’s Syndrome. That weekend is the same as the annual Televisa supported “Teleton” to help special needs children, so there’s probably some connection there, though it appears CMLL may be donating a different charity.
That date would seem to mean any major CMLL year end show wouldn’t happen until later in December. However, there’s yet to be any hint of CMLL actually running a major show in December. (I haven’t seen any CMLL TV this weekend yet, so maybe you know something I don’t.) It is possible CMLL says Ultimo Guerrero vs Sombra with British people is enough and calls it a year. We won’t know that for certain for a few weeks, but it’s possible.
In a dream world, Sombra wins the main event when new rudo faction of Rey Escorpion, Dragon Rojo, and Hooligan (british! going for revenge on his old partner!) cost Ultimo Guerrero the match. I dream too much, but Hooligan’s got to be on the card. He’s the only British guy they’ve got! Volador dressing up as one of the Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band alone is not going to be good enough.
CMLL & NJPW also announced the CMLL participation for the three day FantasticaMania event. Tecnicos are Mistico, Titan, La Sombra, Rush, La Mascara, Mascara Dorada, Maximo, and Diamante. Rudos are Volador Jr., Mephisto, Dragon Rojo Jr., Rey Bucanero, Euforia, Misterioso and Okumura. It’s not stated, but I expect Namajague will be back in NJPW in January and would also be on these shows, in addition to the regular NJPW wrestlers. CMLL is also sending ring announcer Ivan and edecan Bruni.
Mistico and Titan are the tecnicos making the NJPW debut. Euforia is the only rudo making his debut here. NJPW also introduces Rey Bucanero, who’s been in NJPW as part of the team with Ultimo Guerrero prior but not in many years (and not under the current regime.) It’s a total of 14 CMLL wrestlers this time, up from 9 on previous shows.
The tour is being promoted around the first appearance of the new Mistico. NJPW mentions the previous one was IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship, setting the bar for this one (though I’d imagine that’s not something happening this year.)
Titan earned this spot by winning En Busca de Un Idolo, but the 2nd (Euforia), 3rd (Mistico) and 4th (Diamante) place finishers all got in as well. That makes the winning a bit cheap (though true to most reality shows), but I’m not certain Titan would’ve made it if he didn’t make the final 2 of the tournament given where he was before the tournament. This is still a win for #porraTitan.
There is plenty of pressure on the younger guys, but La Mascara might have the most to prove. Mascara was embarrassingly poor on the first FantasticaMania shows, looking in no condition to perform on both shows. It was said Mascara was ill and tried to work thru it (and the wrestlers on the show defended him against criticism), but everything he tried looked abysmally bad. Just having OK matches would be a vast improvement, but the Brazos have a great reputation in Japan and I’m certain La Mascara will be motivated to raise his families name back up.
FantasitcaMania had four title matches in 2011 involving CMLL wrestlers (and one that was between NJPW & DDT), and two in 2012. FantasticaMania expands to three days this year, and so the title match number is likely to increase. Titan (National Welterweight), Rush (CMLL Light Heavyweight), La Mascsara (National Light Heavyweight), Dragon Rojo Jr. (NWA & CMLL Middleweight), Rey Bucanero (NWA Light Heavyweight) all have major CMLL titles. Dragon Rojo’s already stated he’ll defend against either Jushin Lyger or Prince Devitt on these shows. Lyger makes more sense. Rush being a spotlight match (rematch vs Yujiro? Goto?) seems to fit with CMLL goals, as well as Mascara Dorada getting a big match (Bucanero is not doing much with his belt). Titan vs Euforia would also be a fun showcase for both guys, and it’d be weird if Volador and Sombra weren’t involved in something big. There’s a lot of possibilities. Unless there’s a title change between now and January, there won’t be a CMLL pairs or trios title on the line (though Okumura and Namajague are still facing Stuka & Fuego a lot.)
NJPW and CMLL will announce actual matches at a later time, probably early January, and we’ll likely know if any of these will be an iPPV around the same time. There will also likely be CMLL participation on the 01/04 NJPW Toyko Dome show. That usually includes 1 or 2 guys who don’t end up working these shows.
CMLL (MON) 10/29Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Ares & Centauro de Fuego b Dinámikoo & Tigre Rojo Jr. Rudos took 2/3, early falls went very quick.
2) Höruz b Cholo [lightning] Cholo dominated the match, but Horuz pulled it out with an armbar.
3) Asturiano, Metálico, Molotov vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Espiritu Maligno Tecnicos took 2/3. Molotov submitted Espiritu, Metalico pinned Disturbio.
4) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Tiffany Tecnicas took 1/3.
5) Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Tama Tonga b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma Rudos took 2/3. Tonga beat Maya to win in his debut and the best match of the night Maya had to be strechered out. Delta tried to help with that, but Tonga attacked him too.
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Mistico DQ Averno, Felino, Mephisto Felino replaced Ephesto. Mascara pinned Averno in the first, then Mephisto pulled Mistico’s mask in the second in a disappointing match. Mistico challenged Mephisto a singles match.
Was Ephesto hurt on Sunday and I’ve forgot about it?
CMLL (TUE) 10/30/2012Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón b Exterminador
2) Pequeño Warrior b Shockercito and Aereo and Pequeño Halcón and Astral and Último Dragoncito and Fantasy and Demus 3:16 and Pierrothito and Mercurio and Pequeño Olímpico and Pequeño Violencia [Mini Reyes del Aire] Pequeno Warrior won the match, which set up a cage match next week! Shockercito may have been hurt on a dive.
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush b Averno, Mephisto, Tama Tonga [CMLL TRIOS] Tama Tonga replaced Ephesto. Love Buffet came in as champs, and took falls 2/3 to keep the titles. Last week’s match was Maximo vs Averno, and this week Maximo kissed and cradled Averno to keep the titles.
Results were from radio station Canal58, which appears to be doing live PBP of Tuesday and Sunday Guadalajara shows. Satanico joined the commentators a couple times.
CMLL (TUE) 10/30/2012Arena Mexico [CMLL, CMLL Gaceta]
1) Akuma & Camorra DQ Freesbe & Oro Jr. Camorra fouled Freesbe
2) Artillero, Hooligan, Súper Comando b Camaleón, Pegasso, Sensei Camaleon replaced Angel Azteca Jr. Isis was with Hooligan. Rudos took 1/3. Sensei was strechered out with a knee injury and Pegasso was hurting (as usual.)
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Triton b Arkángel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, Raziel Tecnicos won in straight falls when Arkangel and the Cancerberos turned on each other.
4) Rey Cometa b Sangre Azteca [lightning] Cometa won with a 450 splash in 8:10.
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Diamante Azul, Mistico, Stuka Jr. Rudos took 2/3, Euforia & Niebla getting the pins while Mistico dove onto Mistico.
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Black Warrior, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr. [MEX TRIOS] Volador, Mr. Aguila, and Black Warrior came in as champs. Delta & Maya took 1, Volador took the second with a backcracker on Atlantis, and Atlantis won the match with an Atlantida on Volador (again!) Reyes del Atlantida are champions as a team for a third time, Atlantis has won the titles three times.
The semi-official Noti AAA Facebook site confirmed Decnnis was leaving AAA, then took down that post, put up another post saying all the rumored people leaving AAA (Tiger, Wagner) were not true. That’s totally not confusing. In the comments of the last post, they say Wagner is joining going back to being an independent who works with AAA. (The difference there is if AAA controls his booking for non TV shows and what cut they need; someone the level of Wagner doesn’t need AAA for that.) As for Extreme Tiger, he’s scheduled to work tonight’s Halloween show in Arena Lopez Mateos, which would be an easy time for him to confirm or deny rumors.
Samuray del Sol was on Figure Four Daily yesterday (subscriber only) in a really good interview where he talked a lot about his career. His story about being in last year’s QPPLC contest was my favorite part. Samuray never actually signed up for the contest himself, Crazy Boy just invited him to come to Veracruz, then signed Samuray up without him knowing to get Samuray in front of AAA people. Samuray was under the impression the talent contest – at least by the final – was set up for Daga to win, saying AAA officials wanted him specifically to work with Daga since he could do the style Daga likes to do and Daga would look like a star.
Fabi Apache, Sexi Star, Lolita and Jennifer Blake are headed to WAVE for their AAA Reina de Reinas on 11/27. The Japanese promotion had previously announced the show, this is the first time the Mexican promotion has acknowledged it. The article is mostly talking about Fabi Apache’s training and previous time in Japan. WAVE also mentions Pimpinela and Fenix working on the show in a bonus match with CIMA, which hasn’t yet been announced by AAA.
CMLL (FRI) 09/14/2012Arena Mexico [CMLL, CMLL Gaceta (4), Kaiser Sports (4), Kaiser Sports (6), Kaiser Sports (other), La Catedral, R de Rudo (6), Yahoo (photos, 1-4), Yahoo (photos, 5-6)] ***79th Anniversary Show***
1) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany Tecnicas took 1/2. Marcela pinned Tiffany with Dalis helping Marcela with leverage. Tiffany challenged Marcela to a trios rematch next week, and Marcela accepted.
2) Ephesto, Mephisto, Niebla Roja b Delta, Stuka Jr., Valiente Rudos took 1/3. In the third, Stuka pinned Ephesto, but the rudos beat Stuka, and then Mephisto defeated Delta for the win.
3) Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Titán b Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi Tecnicos took 1/3, Sombra beating Taichi in the third fall.
4) Puma King b Rey Cometa [mask] Seconds were Tiger & Espiritu Negro. Rey Cometa dived off the stage on Puma with a tornillo before the bell. Puma still pulled out the fall with a leg hold in 1:16. Cometa went into the barricade again in the second fall, but came back to win with the 450 splash in 4:26. Rey Cometa is Mario Alberto González, 29 years old, 13 years a wrestler, from Quereraro. Both gave each other credit for their effort after the match, and Puma thanked the very supportive crowd.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Negro Casas, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Mistico, Prince Devitt Rudos took 1/3, Dragon Rojo beatting Devitt each time and setting up a title match between the two.
6) Rush b Terrible [hair] Seconds were Toro Blanco for Rush and Rey Bucanero and Comandante for Terrible. Terrible won the first and Rush took the second in usual quick falls. Both bled were said to have bleed; Rush did so from the mouth, and Terrible’s wound is not visible in the pictures (maybe a slight bit on his forehead.) Much less than Volador/Niebla. Rush finally won with the martillo negro. Fans sided with Terrible even after the match, upsetting Rush. Mistico, out to celebrate, settled down his brother, but the entire family was pelted with drinks until they left. Terrible was also sent to the back to calm down the crowd, but returned to get his hair cut (doing some himself) and thanked the fans. In the locker room, Rush said he didn’t care about the boos and they just made him stronger, while Terrible said he didn’t lose tonight, but just won more fans and it’s not over with Rush.
Don’t have an attendance number, just some guesses. I guessed 12,000 looking at the pictures around middle of the show. People who were there are saying 80%, which would put it at 14,000. There was said to be some sections that did not fill up (the blue section on the floor.) It was a not a sell out, and CMLL thought they could get one out of this show.
The actual poster for Heroes Inmortlaes is online. Somehow, I typed in the date wrong; it should be October 7th (Sunday). The Copa Pena looks like a twelve man match, not teams, but the exact format is not stated. “Tommy Boy” is a mishearing of “Atomic Boy”, which makes for a really good mixed match. No mention of Sexi Star as a special referee, but no mention of referees at all so we’ll see.
AAA tapes it’s first show in a nearly a mouth this Sunday. It’ll be nice to have something to talk about.
The Gladiatores say Latin Lover is in the hospital, recovering from an appendix removal surgery.
09/15 NOAH: Ricky Marvin b Bobby Fish, Super Crazy TLD Eddie Edwards.
09/15 NJPW: Low Ki & Averno [O] b Mascara Dorada [X] & Bushi
Averno & Mascara Dorada tag matches from 09/07 and 09/08 are online. Sure seems like whatever has stopped Japanese videos from turning up has started to get fixed, great news for those fans.
CMLL (FRI) 09/21/2012Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr. vs Bobby Zavala & Disturbio
2) Triton vs Raziel [lightning]
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Niebla Roja, Puma King, Virus
5) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Prince Devitt vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Águila, Taichi
6) Máximo, Rush, Shocker vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero
Tiffany was pinned and made the challenge in the women’s match, but is oddly not in the rematch. Overall, they decided to just go with build up trios instead of the matches they seemed to be setting up last night. Maybe they expect a drop off.
CMLL’s anniversary starts at 8:30 pm CT and will go close to 3 hours. Final results are below.
CMLL (FRI) 09/14/2012Arena Mexico ***79th Anniversary Show***
1) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany Tecnicas took 1/2, Marclea using the ropes to pin Tiffany. Tiffany challenged Marcela to a match next week.
2) Ephesto, Mephisto, Niebla Roja b Delta, Stuka Jr., Valiente Rudos took 1/3. In the third, Stuka pinned Ephesto, but the rudos beat Stuka, and then Mephisto defeated Delta for the win.
3) Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Titán b Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi Tecnicos took 1/3, Sombra beating Taichi in the third fall.
4) Puma King b Rey Cometa [mask] Seconds were Tiger & Espiritu Negro. Rey Cometa dived off the stage on Puma with a tornillo before the bell. Puma still pulled out the fall with a leg hold in 1:16. Cometa went into the barricade again in the second fall, but came back to win with the 450 splash in 4:26. Rey Cometa is Mario Alberto González, 29 years old, 13 years a wrestler, from Quereraro. Both gave each other credit for their effort after the match, and Puma thanked the vary supportive crowd.
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Prince Devitt b Dragón Rojo Jr., Negro Casas, Último Guerrero Rudos took 1/3, Dragon Rojo beatting Devitt each time and setting up a title match between the two.
6) Rush b Terrible [hair] Seconds were Toro Blanco for Rush and Rey Bucanero and Comandante for Terrible. Terrible won the first and Rush took the second in usual quick falls. Both bled in the long third fall. Rush finally won with the martillo negro. Fans sided with Terrible even after the match, upsetting Rush. Mistico, out to celebrate, settled down his brother, but the entire family was pelted with drinks until they left.
CMLL (TUE) 09/04/2012Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Évola & Sádico b El Divino & Virgo
2) Sky Kid b Disturbio Sky Kid pulled the upset.
3) Amapola & Princesa Blanca b Lady Afrodita & Marcela moved to the tercera. Afrodita made her GDL debut as a fill in for Dark Angel (who was never actually going to be here.)
4) Gallo, Smaker, Stuka Jr. DQ Artillero, Maléfico, Súper Comando moved to the semifinal. Malefico pulled Stuka’s mask and fouled him, setting up a lightning match for next week.
5) Terrible b Shocker Terrible took 2/3.
IWRG (THU) 09/06/2012Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Epidemia b Johnny Rivera Epidemia won wrestling like a tecnico.
2) Carta Brava, Chicano, Eita b La Cobra, Relampago, Saruman Saruman’s return. Cobra feuded with Chicano, submitted him for the win, and challenged for a title match.
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Trauma II b Heddi Karaoui, Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro Rudos jumped the tecnicos, and took 1/3 to win. 911 pulled Trauma II’s mask and cradled him for the win.
4) Oficial AK47 & Súper Nova b Veneno, Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Trauma I, Temerario Infernal, Hijo de Pirata Morgan [seeding battle royal] AK47 was left semiconscious after a Pirata Morgan piledriver, but still survived to the final two.
5) Trauma I b Veneno [ruleta de la muerte, quarterfinal] Total tecnico battle, which meant Trauma I submitted Veneno after some nearmisses.
6) Temerario Infernal b Eterno [ruleta de la muerte, quarterfinal] Eterno won with a Super Styles Clash.
7) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Hijo de Pirata Morgan [ruleta de la muerte, quarterfinal] Mascara illegally used a chain to Pirata’s head to win, then celebrated big.
8) Súper Nova DQ Oficial AK47 [ruleta de la muerte, quarterfinal] Nova toped AK-47 before he got to the ring, toped him again when he got up, and went for a third tope but AK-47 moved out of the way and Super Nova hit the barrier. Referee Rubinsky yelled at AK-47, and AK-47 threw him in the crowd. That got the DQ (in under a minute.) Nova’s was taken by strecher to the locker room with a shoulder injury.
9) Veneno b Temerario Infernal [ruleta de la muerte, semifinal] Veneno won with karate chop and top rope senton.
10) Hijo de Pirata Morgan DQ Oficial AK47 [ruleta de la muerte, semifinal] 911 was with AK-47 here, and getting involved whenever possible. Rubinsky was in the middle of ejected 911 from the ring when AK47 dropped Pirata with a martinete. Ref must’ve saw it, because that was AK-47’s second disqualification.
11) Temerario Infernal DRAW Oficial AK47 [hair, ruleta de la muerte, final] Bombero (w/Alan Extreme) rushed AK47 to try and get the quick win. Both seconds got involved, and both wrestlers bled. At one point, Infernal tried to tope AK47, but missed and hit referee Reyes Rosas (outside the ring.) Both wrestlers got visual pinfalls while both seconds tried to get the ref back into the ring. AK-47 tried to suplex Infernal, Infernal turned into a double pin small package, and the ref returned to make the three count. Both wrestlers begged for an additional fall, but were denied and shaved.
The main event of tonight’s Arena Mexico is the Bufete del Amor defending the CMLL World Trios Championship against the Guerreros. Dragon Rojo, Rey Escorpion and Ultimo Guerrero aren’t just battling Maximo, Rush and Marco Corleone, but also their recent group internal problems. They should be resolved one way or another. Ultimo Guerrero sulked off last week, angry about his partners actions, but now says he likes their rebellious attitude and they’re more united than ever. Maximo points out his team already “humiliated” the Guerreros in Puebla and will win again. Rush and friends should keep their titles to give Rush one more win before next week’s big match.
The semimain is a Mexico versus Japan cibernetico. As we know, Taichi is not exactly getting along with his partners, but they did have a strategy session to figure out La Mascara, Negro Casas, Black Warrior and Valiente. Possible topics discussed in the strategy session:
beware of the casita at all times!
if Valiente starts running, you need to start running
don’t let Mascara put you in a casadora, or sit on your head, or stand over you, or…
everyone should do frog splashes
Negro Casas is the best ever
The Mexicans biggest decision might come down to their second. Zacarias hangs out with Negro. Monito is often seen in the company of Valiente and La Mascara. Mije’s even been seen when Black Warrior when he teams up with the Invasors! Would having all three mascots in the corner cause massive chaos, or give the Mexico team the greatest braintrust in the history of man?
In the second part of an interview with Kaiser Sports, Rush repeatedly talks about his match with Terrible being something more than just a match, but a kind of fight the fans have not seen in many years, since the days of Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, “no technical wrestling, a stout serious fight” like the Villanos, the Brazos, or the Dinamitas. Rush is looking forward to being the boos. He’s proud to be the only luchador booed by everyone (tecnico and rudo fans) and feels powered by the negative reaction of the crowd.
The references Rush makes are to brawls, but especially wild, out of control, and bloody brawls. He never says blood, but the interviewer does and it’s clearly implied in Rush’s quotes. It’s the right style of match for Terrible and Rush, and CMLL has relented on it’s no blood rules in recent big matches, but it’s also the exact kind of match which ended Dr. Wagner Jr. & LA Park’s time in CMLL four years ago, and the same kind of match which led to Mr. Niebla & Volador Junior’s current suspensions. Mr. Niebla has confirmed the suspension, saying rules are meant to be broken but you still have to pay the consequences. Niebla also calls the match, which will be locked in CMLL’s video vault forever, “one of the best singles matches I’ve had in the last five years” and “an essential type of battle that has been missed.” Sounds like Rush may agree.
In an interview on MedioTiempo, Terrible gives Rush some credit, saying he wins a lot and could’ve been part of TRT if he had the correct attitude. Instead, Terrible believes Rush is a rookie who needs to wait his time and know his place. Terrible can not believe Rush thinks he’s the better man: Terrible has been wrestling 10 years, Rush only 2,Terrible has put has hair on the line 12 times and won ever time, Rush has only done it twice. Terrible says the fans boo him because they know he deserves the attention, but they boo Rush because they know he’s not a good wrestler. Taking Rush’s hair will be like taking candy from a baby. Terrible’s real goal is to take his rudo-ness to 100% and send Rush to the hospital.
09/06 NOAH: 4) Super Crazy [O] & Naomichi Marufuji b Atsushi Aoki [X] & Go Shiozaki
09/07 NJPW: 2) Low Ki, Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov & Averno [O] beat Ryusuke Taguchi, Alex Shelley, BUSHI & Mascara Dorada [X] – Averno beat Macara Dorada via middle rope Devil’s Wings. NJPW still hasn’t announced all the lineups for this tour, but a title match between Dorada and Averno seems likely (and likely to be good.)
IWRG (SUN) 09/09/2012Arena Naucalpan
1) Serpiente de Oro vs Matrix Jr.
2) Golden Magic & Saruman vs Carta Brava Jr. & Imposible
3) Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Temerario Infernal vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Relampago vs Chicano, Heddi Karaoui, Loco Max
5) Hijo de LA Park, Trauma I, Trauma II vs El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Main event continues the new Park vs Wagner issue, buries the Mascara vs Pirata issue (or maybe not?)
Loco Max’s first match here since the 2007 Rey del Ring. It’s taken a while for him to start turning up on the usual indy shows.
CMLL (TUE) 09/11/2012Arena Mexico
1) Niño de Acero & Pequeño Halcón vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Camaleón, Molotov, Sensei vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Inquisidor
3) Gallo, Hombre Bala Jr., Super Halcon Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
4) Fuego vs Hijo del Signo [lighnting]
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Shocker, Triton vs Rey Bucanero, Tiger, Vangelis
6) Delta, Diamante Azul, La Máscara vs Felino, Rey Escorpión, Volador Jr.
The only person to work both this show and the Anniversary show is Delta. He goes from the main event on Tuesday to the second match on Sunday. Interesting to see Shocker and Bucanero in the semimain behind some of the guys in the main.