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CMLL (SUN) 06/30/2013 Arena 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) 06/30/2013 Arena 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.
Hijo del Santo was taken to the hospital after his match in Arena Solidaridad with LA Park and Dr. Wagner. His wife posted a photo of Santo being strechered backstage still in his gear, which suggests this is a storyline and probably build to the mask match they’d like to do in September. The building looks 60% full for the match, which must be a disappointment and suggests it may not be a big deal.
Rob has highlights of 05/28/12 CMLL.
You can see the Infierno en el Ring promo here.
Black Terry Jr. has photos of the Marketing Wrestling show. Skandalo and Coco Rojo bled a disgusting amount.
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.
NJPW confirmed the Shinsuke Nakamura vs Sombra rematch on 07/20 will now be for the IWGP IC championship.
CMLL (FRI) 06/28/2013 Arena 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.
- Oficial AK-47 lost his hair to TJ Boy in Tijuana.
- Ursus won the Queretaro Heavyweight championship.
- Black Terry Jr. has photos from a Casandro led exotico focused show.
- Porra Fresa has a preview of Monday’s Arena Puebla card.
- Funcion Estelar talks to DTU luchador Kaleth.
- AAA posted the second part of their interview with the Mexican Powers.
- SuperLuchas looks back at the history of the mini luchadors, and the history of Arena Pavillon.
CMLL (FRI) 07/05/2013 Arena 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.
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) 10/29 Arena 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) 10/30/2012 Arena 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) 10/30/2012 Arena 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.
Shocker & Brazo de Plata beat Terrible & Dragon Rojo in Arena Queretaro. In the undercard, Amapola (replacing Tiffany) was beat by local luchador Reyna Azteca in a tag match. The Quereatro wrestler challenged for a title match.
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.
Arena Neza’s Facebook writes Vampiro will miss this weekend’s AAA Fusion taping. Vampiro’s said the same, going on to say he’s busy with another show and AAA never told him he was on this show. Same thing happened last time Vampiro missed a taping. Mesias will take his place, which greatly improves the match. AAA hasn’t acknowledged the change yet.
Quien Pinta Por La Corona held a press conference in Guadalajara for the event there on 11/10 and 11/11. QPPLC also posted profiles of some of the finalists: Rey Maya (nephew of Canek!), Forajido (inspired by Cibernetico and Gronda), Full Back Jr. (snuck off to train with Canek), Demoledor (36 years old), and New Fire Jr.
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.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Lucha Libre in Japan
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.
- AAA has the second part of their interview with Silver King & Chessman.
- Fenix & Dark Dragon say very generic things to hype up the AAA Fusion title tournament. I can count on TVC Deportes to give me tournament brackets, right?
- Brazo & Pimpinela beat Rico Rodriguez & Genocida in Monterrey.
CMLL (TUE) 11/06/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Sky Kid & Virgo vs Èvola & Thunder Boy
2) Esfinge & Gallo vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Espectrum
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Mistico vs Felino, Psicosis, Rey Escorpión
4) Shockercito vs Último Dragoncito, Pequeño Halcón, Aereo, Astral, Fantasy, Pierrothito, Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Violencia [cage, hair, mask]
Cage match, just not at all the one I thought. Warrior winning the Reyes del Aire means he’s a favorite to lose here.
Terrible picks up another win, Bombero Infernal & AK-47 lose their hair, Rush on Terrible, Terrible on Rush
CMLL (TUE) 09/04/2012 Arena 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) 09/06/2012 Arena 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?
CMLL’s preview of the card mentions Estrellita will take Dark Angel’s place on the card. Metalico makes his return from a broken leg in the second match, replacing Angel Azteca Jr. (who hasn’t been in an CMLL ring since June.) Neither of these changes are listed on CMLL.com, but on the info they’ve sent other sites.
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.
Rob has his five top spots of the week. And Tercera Caida has their top 10 moments of the week. I put their whole episode in a playlist for easy viewing; make sure you check out the soccer game.
LuchaWorld has upcoming posters for the week.
- Samuray del Sol, in an AAA article that actually introduces him to the AAA audience (!!!!), says he’s preparing for the Infernal Rockers by watching their match on the internet.
- CMLL Gaceta sums up Puma King’s career until now, skipping over the part where he and Tiger Kid kidnapped UNAM’s mascot.
- Puma King tells Queretaro’s Haciendo la Lucha how he’s going to beat Queretaro’s Rey Cometa
- Part 2 and Part 3 of AAA’s interview with Sexi Star
- DTU’s Alto Impacto championship is officially vacant, with a new champion to be determined on the next back of shows.
- Llaves and Candados has highlights of ColiseoMania I and the backstage attack on Simbolo.
- Hijo del Espanto Jr. talks about owning the rights to the name, mentioning the soon to be Espanto Jr. in CMLL previously wrestled as Hijo de Pentagon.
- Drastick Boy doesn’t like the idea of a barbed wire match, or of Ciclope getting to pick his own matches.
- R de Rudo notes a lucha libre fighting game (with licensed characters) being advertised on the Mexico City Metro.
- Estrellas del Ring has an interviews with luchadoras Bastet, Paloma Rouse, and La Hielera, and exotico Casandro.
- Mercurio (of Acapulco) took Guerrero’s hair in Acapulco.
- Kronoz, one Dark Dragon’s indy trios partners (and either his brother or his cousin), is headed to El Paso.
- There’s a lucha libre show coming up in Minnesota.
Lucha Libre in Japan
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) 09/09/2012 Arena 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) 09/11/2012 Arena 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.
Tercera is Gallo‘s debut in Arena Mexico.