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 & Mistico, new AAA champs, Perros

CMLL (FRI) 07/02 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, SuperLuchas]
1) Metálico & Tigre Blanco b Disturbio & Semental
2) Fabián el Gitano, Molotov, Sensei b Arkangel de la Muerte, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Fuego b Cancerbero [lighting]
4) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Lady Apache, Luna Mágica, Marcela
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Toscano b Jushin Lyger, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
6) La Sombra, Místico, Shocker DQ Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Shocker & Mistico where wearing matching outfits. At least they were, until Mr. Niebla pulled Sombra’s mask for the DQ. Two straight weeks with those two in the finish, which should indicate next week’s main event. (It doesn’t, different direction.) The Mistico/Sombra best buddies bit is the programming equivalent of Chessman’s moonsault. There’s no teasing it, there’s no letting the fans anticipate the union, they just jumped ahead to being friends in such a way to make it mean less.

Semimain tecnico win is a slight upset.

Second match was a sweep for the tecnicos. Rudos ripped up masks in the first, but got pinned there and the second. This week, they were setting up a Fabian/Sensei vs Puma/Tiger mask match, just days after trying to get a Angel de Oro/Puma King feud over in press release. This feud is the opposite, all tease and no action. It’s like a booking version of Golidlocks and the Three Bears, except we don’t get that bed that’s just right too often.

Masked Warriors: the Lucha Libre USA group on MTV2 will be taping in the 18,000 seat Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on 08/07. Tickets are in the usual range, $20 at the cheapest, $58 for the closest. Since both tapings had everyone move closer to the ring, and neither of those tapings cracked 300 people (1/60th of capacity of this building), I’m thinking you should buy the cheap tickets.

The TV is going to have to be a huge, dramatic success for this show to work. AAA did not do well in similar size buildings, and they were coming in with more recognizable names. The other two tapings proved that just putting lucha libre on the billboard wasn’t enough to draw. This is all reliant on the TV show being something people really want to see live. The promotion and/or the network doesn’t seem that excited about the TV taped so far, or they wouldn’t have shown so little of it and so much of the AAA footage. I’d like to see everyone do well, but this is ridiculousness.

By my count, Masked Warriors doesn’t actually have enough tapings to make it to this 08/07 taping. At 3 episodes a taping, they’re out of footage by 07/27. There’s been no mention of a July taping and it sounds like there won’t be one.

Friday night AAA TV: It looks like neither Dos de Tres or AAA’s website made the trip to Carmen for the taping. When Dorian Roldan wasn’t busy arguing with Rob – I am not making that up – he did mention Alex & Christina won the mixed tag titles. There was talk in a recent Wrestling Observer about AAA being unhappy with Rain and Von Eerie likely getting her spot, and that seems to be the deal there. I’ve thought Blade was the lesser of the two Gringas Locas, but Rain has seemed to slip of late. Also, Halloween & Damian beat Jack & Rocky, as expected. I’ll do a separate post with full results if/when they come in.

I’d like to pretend that Dorian handed his phone off to someone, and actually did have better things to do during an AAA TV taping than to go back and forth with Rob on Aerostar. There’s surely dead time to do to tweet during an AAA show (that’s when I return emails), but you’d hope the guy who supposed to be running the place has his focus elsewhere. Maybe I’ve made a false assumption in this paragraph. I will say, it was a nice change of pace from Dorian’s normally quite boring twitter posts of complaining about travel and chatting back and forth with girls.

Ras de Lona did not have much news. Dragon Rojo’s injury is to his lower back. They played Mistico’s challenge to Lyger for a title match in Guadalajara, so that may actually be happening.

Perros del Mal hyped Heddi Karou (unknown guy from France, presumably a different group than the one Sangre Azteca works with), Naruto (Brazilian, I think, based on the phone number they left on the picture for who knows what reason; tough to research a guy with that name), Ragde and Pesdailla for the Lucha Libre Expo show. That sounds like a tag amtch.

Laredo Kid taught his first class at his wrestling school, with guest instructor Aerostar. Both pitch as something for the kids to do while they’re on summer vacation. Laredo mentions his brothers, also luchadors, will lead the classes when he’s not around. The plural is interesting, since we Oscuridad is the only brother we know of.

Newspaper recap of an AAA show in Durango says the attendance was bad, as was the main event.

LLF canceled their show last night due to Hurricane Alex.

Estrellas del Ring has an interview with returning Morelos area wrestler Starbick.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


CMLL hasn’t posted their lineups, but Ras de Lona had Friday’s as

CMLL (FRI) 07/09 Areno Mexico
1) Bengala & Horus vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Molotov, Molotov, Sensei vs Durango Kid, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Mascarita Dorada vs Pierrothito [lighting]
4) Máximo, Sagrado, Valiente vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Averno, Jushin Lyger, Mephisto
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Olímpico

Negro vs Lyger, finally. Garza, not with the invaders, teams with the invaders. And Volador is a tecnico unless he’s facing Mistico, unless there’s a turn here.

CMLL (SAT) 08/28 Domo Polideportivo, Zona 13, Guatemala
1) Pegasso & Slayer vs Asesno & Loco Max
2) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
3) Rayo Chapin, Toscano, Voltron vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma & Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca
5) Máscara Dorada, Místico, Shocker vs Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano

Retry for this show, which was canceled the first time. Lineup is a little shuffled but basically the same guys.

CMLL (FRI) 07/02 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine]
1) Metálico & Tigre Blanco b Disturbio & Semental
2) Fabián el Gitano, Molotov, Sensei b Arkangel de la Muerte, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Fuego b Cancerbero [lighting]
4) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Lady Apache, Luna Mágica, Marcela
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Toscano b Jushin Lyger, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
6) La Sombra, Místico, Shocker DQ Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

What I know that I didn’t know this morning

Well, lucha-wise.

LATV has picked up the Guerreros del Ring episode which used to air on Fox Sports Espanol. Check their website for availability.  Airings are 7pM EST on Saturday and Sunday, and maybe Wednesdays at 11. Your cable guide listing may not have this show listed yet, but it’s there. The hope(/worry) is LATV won’t start airing reruns (as they do for Ras de Lona) or randomly move it around (as FSE did.)

The 52MX version of this show is still only on that channel, which means the minis cage match may be lost to the wind. Unlike FSE, LATV is airing the same episode the same week as airs in Mexico, so this week was the Blanca ruda turn, Euforia/Stuka and Sombra/Volador/Mistico vs Niebla/Bucanero/Warrior, and next week is Warrior/Mistico.

AAA aired a Best of on Galavision (US) today

It wrapped up with TripleMania, clearly part 1 of 2. Besides illuminating that the period just before, thru, and after Rey de Reyes was the company’s creative peak for the year, this means Xalapa and Chilpancingo got one week of tapings each, and Accion was confusing the issue with it’s highlights. I was right when I started guessing, less so after.

They also got their 2h30m timeslot back in the US.

AAA announced their upcoming tapings (last week)

I’m slow. This was on their TV show.

  • 01/25 – Salamanca
  • 01/31 – Plaza de Toros Joan Sebstian, Chalco, EdM

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Next Week’s CMLL Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 01/20 Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Molotov vs Carrona & Cholo
2) Astro Boy, Metálico, Sensei vs Calígula, Hooligan, Méssala
3) Máscara Púrpura, Máximo, Mictlán vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Skandalo
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Sagrado vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Averno, Mephisto, Villano III vs Blue Panther, Mark Corleone, Místico

Poder Mexica looking to extend their Arena Mexico streak, and since we’re making a deal of it, they stand a good shot. Main event is obvious V3/Panther stuff. Romanos making allllll the way up to the second match!

CMLL (FRI) 01/23 Arena Mexico
1) Calígula & Méssala vs Sombra de Plata & Starman
2) Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei vs Dark Angel, Marcela, Sahori
3) Pegasso vs Súper Comando
4) Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus vs Flash, Stuka Jr., Valiente
5) Averno, Lizmark Jr., Mephisto vs Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza
6) Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr.

Pesta Negra, actually teaming up. I hope this is another win for this tecnico trio – they may actually be establishing a set tecnico team. Dos Caras going back to dealing with Lizmark is fine for me (except to watch it.) Look, Flash & Stuka fighting Euforia & Nosferatu, a shocking turn of events. Pegasso vs Super Comando could be really good. Does Blanca make the challenge this week?

LATV actually aired a new episode of Ras de Lona this week

Of course, it’s covering everything up to last week’s cage match, but better.

If you ever wanted to know exactly how much the heavyweight title means to this promotion, it’s given a ten second still picture summary, after interviews with Cosmico (third string mini), Sensei (novato! hurt and no one knew!), and Arkangel (theorizing about a tecnico turn.)

Definite proof of Mr. Niebla starts at the 9:34 mark in the first video.

This one features Sangre’s awesome outfit.

02/08: Coliseo, IWRG, Monterrey


CMLL (SUN) 02/04 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Bracito de Oro, Mini Fantasy b Fire, Mini Violencia
2) India Sioux, Luna Magica, Sahori b Amapola, Medussa, Rosa Negra
3) Fabian el Gitano, Metro II, Satanico b Arkangel, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Felino, Maximo, Sagrado b Alex Koslov, Apocalipsis, Ephesto
5) Black Warrior, Misterioso II, Olimpico b Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal, Mistico

Loco Max apparently now believes he’s Spider-Man. It happens.

CMLL (TUE) 02/06 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Bracito de Oro, Mini Olimpico b Fire, Sombrita
2) Artillero, Super Comando, Zayco b Danger, Sensei, Trueno
3) Hooligan, Loco Max, Nitro b Leono, Stuka Jr., Valiente
4) Mictlan, Ogun, Satanico b Alex Koslov, Emilio Charles, Okumura
5) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Rey Bucanero DQ Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero

Tarzan Boy missed both shows, being replaced by Misterioso II and Sangre Azteca in the main events. Ultimo Guerrero decided he rather foul than lose by pinfall in the main event.

Tecnicos were winning the segunda, but Sensei got hurt and carried in the second fall and the military took advantage of the numbers.

IWRG (SUN) 02/04 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Francotirador b Meteoro
2) Muerte II, Muerte III b Celestial, Golem
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Suicida b Black Terry, Cyborg, Macho II
4) Dos Caras, Electroshock, Virus b Enterrador 2000, Okumura, Veneno
5) Avisman b Freelance [hair]

Avisman won in straight falls. That’s gotta suck. There were challenges for Veneno/Electro and Terry/Suicida.

indy (SUN) 02/11 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup
1) Borrico, Burrito vs Armageddon, Rey Morgan
2) Guerrero Griego, Red Flamer vs Cazador, Tormenta Negra
3) Androide, Rey Sagitario, Vudu vs Corazon Adicto, Difunto I, Difunto II
4) Borciua, Pancho Tequila, Potro Jr. vs Casanova, La Kalaka, Sky
5) Dulce Poly, Humberto Garza Jr. vs La Bella, the Beast [FILL MIXED TAG]
6) Hijo de Espanto II, Konnan Big, Medico Asesino Jr. vs Axxel, Huracan Ramriez Jr., Ultraman Jr.

At the Olimpico Laguna show today, Sultana del Norte has been pulled from the main event, and replaced with Ultimo Guerrero. Is that an upgrade? That sounds kinda like an upgrade.

LA Times Calendar Live has a story about things to do on Valentine Day, including Lucha Va Voom shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. I don’t read many articles that refer to Blue Demon Jr. as “ultra-sexy”.

Adolph Moreno, founder of IWRG, will receive an award from Naucalpan tonight at the show. (Ovaciones)