NWG, Angel keeps his title, Sombra/Terrible, Pierrothito/Dragoncito, Decnnis

NWG (MON) 11/19/2012 Arena Robert Paz [Estrellas del Ring]
***NWG 10th Anniversary Show***
1) Lacandon Jr. b Black Golden, Red Swan, Sangre Fría Jr., Dorado Jr., Príncipe Escorpión, Avispón De Plata, Hijo De Andy Barrow, Rey Nerón, Dark Paymon, Rey Star, Kal-el, Hades, Hyspano, Black Tod, Luxor, Baby Cerratos, Belzebu, Latin Brother [royal rumble]
2) Draego, Mercurio Jr., Niño Hamburguesa b Alex Romano, Crazy King, Príncipe Egipcio
3) La Vaquerita b Keira, La Pantera
4) Reggae Boy b Shyru Dragon Jr., Rey Dinamico [NWG CRUISER]
Shyru Dragon Jr. came in as champion, but Reggae won thet itle.
5) Capitan Cobra, Güero Loco, Makabre, Roberto Paz Jr., Tigre Negro, Tony Rodríguez b Aero Boy, Ciclope, Demente Extreme, Drastik Boy, Eterno, Rudy Santana, X-Fly [Copa Fundadores]
Makabre and Aero Boy were the final survivors, Makabre winning it for the hometeam over the outside alliance
6) Loco Zandokan b Indio Cheroke [hair]
7) Damián 666 b Shyru Dragon [hardcore]
stip was Dragon had to retire from extreme matches if he lost (unclear if Damian agreed to the same.) Eterno & X-Fly ran in to help Damian, locals Luxor, Crazy King, Reggae Boy, Rey Dinámico and Lacandón Jr. (as Clika Rasta) ran in to help Dragon, but then turned on him and joined FdT, causing Dragon to lose. More NWG wrestlers and family members (Tony Rodríguez, Roberto Paz Jr, Draego, Mercurio Jr y Shyru Dragon Jr.) attacked the turncoats after the match, but Damian demanded Dragon live up to the stipulation.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 11/18/2012 Arena Naucalpan [AYM Sports (via @luchablog), Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Dragón Celestial & Epidemia b R-15 & Serpiente de Oro
Straight falls for Epidemia, who earlier won his match Coliseo Coalaco
2) Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Saruman b Alan Extreme, Imposible, Jack
Tecnicos took falls 1/3, in falls of 7:14, 2:35, and 5:21 (15:10 total). Saruman submitted Alan Extreme in the third. Moved to the second match (maybe a mistake originally?)
3) Carta Brava Jr., Eita, Oficial Fierro b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Trauma II
straight falls (8:17, 7:07), with the Cerebros having problems in the end. Cerbero Negro told the fans he didn’t want their support.
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Trauma I b Relámpago & Veneno and Fresero Jr. & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 and Cien Caras Jr. & Oficial AK47 [#1 Contenders, Rey del Ring, seeding battle royal]
Pirata & Trauma submitted Cien Caras Jr. together last.
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Relámpago [Rey del Ring, #1 Contenders, quarterfinal]
Mascara won in 5:31 of a bad match.
6) Fresero Jr. b Veneno [Rey del Ring, #1 Contenders, quarterfinal]
Fresero Jr. replaced Canis Lupus. A lot of action, and Veneno won in 2:53.
7) Oficial AK47 b Cien Caras Jr. [Rey del Ring, #1 Contenders, quarterfinal]
Cien win in 2:01 via suplex into a powerbomb.
8) Trauma I b Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Rey del Ring, #1 Contenders, quarterfinal]
Brawl. Trauma I had Pirata set up for his favorite hold, but was a bit too slow applying it and Pirata reversed it to a kneebar of his own for the win. 5:12.
9) Veneno b Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [Rey del Ring, #1 Contenders, semifinal]
Veneno won with a casita in 2:13.
10) Cien Caras Jr. b Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Rey del Ring, #1 Contenders, semifinal]
Cien advanced when Hijo de Mascara hit Pirata with a chair from outside. 5:34.
11) Veneno b Cien Caras Jr. [#1 Contenders, Rey del Ring, final]
Cien Caras Jr. won in 4:55 via chokeslam.
12) el Ángel DCOR Oficial 911 [IWRG IC WELTER]
Seconds were Hijo de Pirata and Cien Caras Jr. 911 wasn’t a fan of that idea, complaining that Fierro wasn’t allowed by the commission to be his second and threatening to walk out. He returned when he was about to be counted out. Oficial took the first fall, Angel tried to win the second fall by Code Red but it was botched and Cien yanked his mask off anyway for the DQ. Angel dived onto 911 in the third. 911 wasn’t going to make it back in time, but Angel was pulled back by Cien for the DCOR. Angel keeps his title anyway. Everyone challenged everyone after the match. Falls were 8:05, 3:21, 6:48. Everyone finally attacked 911.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (MON) 11/19/2012 Arena Puebla [CMLL]
1) Asturiano & Tigre Rojo Jr. b Espiritu Maligno & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Apocalipsis, Artillero, Súper Comando b Bengala, Génesis, Super Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 2/3, Super Comando pinning Super Halcon
3) Magnus b Inquisidor [lightning]
Magnus beat Inquisidor in 9:42.
4) Astral, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
Astral is back in action. Demus made it clear he wanted the DF minis title back. Tecnicos, led by Dragoncito, took falls 2/3. Dragoncito pinned Pierrothito in the third, and issued a challenge for the Mexican lightweight championship. Pierrothito refused.
5) Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Valiente b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
Porky and Kraneo swapped all three falls. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, La Sombra DQ Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Terrible
Niebla’s latest return. Straight falls, Terrible pulling Sombra’s mask in the second. Sombra challenged Terrible to a title match, which Terrible ignored.

Pierrothito/Dragoncito seems a couple weeks away from happening here. That same match happens to lead off Pro Wrestling Revolution’s TV show, which debuts 12/08 on a California Azteca America affiliate.

Decnnis says he would’ve liked to unmask Octagon and challenge Mesias for the Heavyweight championship, but he’s leaving with his head held high. Decnnis says he’s putting himself in God’s hands right now and is spending more time with his family and working on promoting shows at his gym.

Dr. Wagner Jr. missed this Sunday’s show in Ciudad Juarez due to a family emergency. The family emergency was ‘he was also booked on the Fusion taping and worked that instead.’ If Dr. Wagner Jr. was really in such a hurry to leave AAA, he probably would’ve worked the indy show instead. That link says “Hundreds of people went to the show”, this link says 6000. Both of those are quantities.


Lucha Libre In Japan

11/20 NJPW: Hirooki Goto, Karl Anderson [O], Jushin Liger, KUSHIDA b Rush, Diamante Azul, Tiger Mask, Bushi [X]

One night in, and Diamante Azul is pictured yelling and pointing at Karl Anderson with four guys holding him back, and Anderson isn’t even in his block. A fine start for Team Rage. They face Tenzan & Kojima, which sounds troubling for Tenzan (bad neck), and possible an Azul & Rush shock win to get off the usual CMLL start.


CMLL (MON) 11/26/2012 Arena Puebla
1) Dinámikoo & Lestat vs Blue Center & Centauro de Fuego
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Stigma vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Hooligan
3) Astral, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Rey Cometa vs Puma King [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Shocker vs Euforia, Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla
6) La Sombra vs Terrible

Sombra vs Terrible sounds like a interesting new match. Cometa vs Puma is not new, still great.

1 or 2 weeks from Dragoncito vs Pierrothito, which should be great. This is not bad in the meantime.

IWRG (THU) 11/22/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Seiya vs Súper Black
2) Dinamic Black & Galaxy vs Fulgore & Yack
3) Dr. Cerebro, Freyser, Relámpago vs Carta Brava Jr., Eita, Rayan
4) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman vs Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan
5) Canis Lupus, Damián 666, Eterno vs el Ángel, Pantera, Veneno

Random legends match in the semimain. Fulgore, Galaxy and Super Black (listed as “Zuper Black” but no) all making their first regular show appearance in a while. Canis Lupus may or may not show up after missing Sunday’s show.

Sombra vs Volador (in Puebla & Mexico), GdT location, Konnan & Dorian, Dr. X

CMLL (MON) 10/08/2012 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) King Jaguar & Siki Ozama Jr. b Black Tiger & Lestat
rudos took 1/3.
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Acero, Fantasy, Shockercito
rudos took 2/3, Mercurio pulling Fantasy’s mask and saying he’d do the same Sunday.
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Metatrón, Stuka Jr., Triton
rudos took 2/3.
4) Misterioso Jr. b Diamante [lightning]
Gori Driver for the win.
5) Negro Casas, Puma King, Tiger b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma
Straight falls for the Casas, Negro surprisingly Maya with a casita when the second fall seemed to be going the tecnicos ways.
6) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Rush DQ Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr.
Azul & Rush did a weird dance before the match. In the first fall, rudos kept breaking Azul & Sombra’s up holds. Rush jumped in the ring to kill them, Tiger Hispano cut him off, Rush accidentally shoved him, and Hispano fell, hitting the ropes as he went down. Crowd mocked the ref, who got up and awarded the fall – to Sombra! Crowd mocked more until Hispano realized he meant to DQ the other team and awarded the fall to the tecnicos instead. Tecnicos took second, and Volador yanked Sombra’s mask for the DQ after avoding him all fall. Sets up a singles match with them next match. Poor match.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 10/09/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLLKaiser SportsLa Catedral]
1) Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia b Aereo & Pequeño Halcón
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Super Halcon Jr. b Apocalipsis, Inquisidor, Zayco
Tecnicos took 2/3. Magnus looked as he did prior, inconsistent.
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Metatrón, Molotov DQ Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3. Signo fouled Molotov.
4) Black Warrior, Niebla Roja, Puma King b Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Rey Cometa
Tecnicos took 1/3. Puma beat Mascara with a campana.
5) La Sombra TLDRAW Volador Jr. [lightning]
Expected good match. Volador had Sombra beat with the Volador Spiral at the time limit, but not in time for the three count. Both pointed out how ridiculous it was for them to be limited to 10 minutes. They protested to the referee, who refused to give them more time. They then took it to ringside commissioner Rambo, who called up “the head of the DF commission” (Fantasma), who also turned them down. Fans and wrestlers were unhappy.
6) Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Shocker
Clean win, shockingly so. Rudos won falls 1/3 and only lost the second by DQ foul.

NOTI AAA Facebook, which is not the Offical AAA Facebook but apparently still official, says Guerra de Titanes will take place in Zapopan.

AAA’s been posting it’s uStream chat with Konnan and Dorian from last week on YouTube. Part 1 is here, part 2 is here, and part 3 should be up tomorrow.

The first part is the usual rudo “AAA is great because of you and me!” bit, plus them talking about the issues with Santo. I feel sorry for them having to explain over and over again why they don’t and wouldn’t want to do business with Santo, that’s got to get old. This retelling did have Konnan hilariously imitating the guests on Santo’s talk show telling Santo how great he is.

Part 2 has more interesting stuff to me. Konnan says they’er looking for someone who has that X-Factor, naming Rey Misterio Jr., Sin Cara, Evan Bourne, Eddie Guerrero and Bryan Danielson as guys who have it. A discussion of how happy they are with their relationship with TNA (very happy!) leads to Dorian picking young guys he’s high on and would like to see represent AAA in TNA: Texano & Daga. PPV is brought up, which first leads to a TV discussion.” Dorian says lucha libre doesn’t get the respect from Televisa as other sports, but suggests the full episodes will be available as part of AAA’s new site, which debuts tomorrow. (I’m not sure I totally got that right, which is why it’s not in bold and big print.)   If I understood right, not being on PPV has to do with a variety if issues, including distributors  price, and wanting to air the shows on TV a couple weeks later. Dorian says they’ll be back on TV in the US “pronto.”

photo by CMLL

Dr. X passed away one year agoSangre Azteca shared his memories.

Mr. Cacao is returning to CMLL this Sunday as part of his honeymoon. It takes a special woman to agree to that; Cacao’s new wife is Vancouver Cat, another wrestler from his promotion. Arkangel de la muerte, part time super villain, vowed to hurt Cacao so much, he won’t be able to spend one night with his wife.

The show at Sala de Armas de la Magdalena Mixhuca this weekend I assumed with the latest Toryumon Mexico show turns out to actually be a benefit for Electrico. Electrico broke his leg at the last Toryumon Mexico show and has just recently got the cast off, and the show is to help him out while he’s not working. Sombra, Asral, Mascara Dorada, Angel de Oro, Pierrothito, Fantasy, Mercurio and Hiroka are all giving gear to be sold off at the show. It reads like Titan and Triton will go back to their old gimmicks for one night, and then that gear will go to raffle winners. Tickets for the show are free if you buy a souvenir.

Rob has highlights of 03/16/12 CMLL.



IWRG (SUN) 10/14/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro Rey Jr. & Johnny Rivera vs Epidemia & Star Boy Jr.
2) Dinamic Black & Freelance vs Comando Negro & Imposible
3) Carta Brava, Oficial Factor, Rayan vs Carta Brava Jr., Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
4) el Ángel, Pantera, Veneno vs Scorpio Jr., Violencia Jr., Zumbido
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Pirata Morgan vs Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Relevos Increíbles]

Carta Bravas seem to have changed partners.

I’ll make the segunda down in the great column right now.

CMLL (TUE) 10/16/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Sky Kid vs Èvola
2) Black Metal & Metatrón vs Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
3) Fuego, Starman, Triton vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Titán vs Pólvora [MEX WELTER]
Titan is champ. This is a rematch of the title change.

In addition to the main event, the semimain is a rematch of the trios title change.

AAA (SUN) 10/21/2012 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
***Arena Coliseo 57th Anniversary***
1) Antifaz del Norte, Big Neurosis, Rico Rodriguez vs Ángel Dorado, Dralion, Máscara Púrpura and Caifan, Difunto I, Rey Orion [Copa 57 Anniversary]
2) Monje Negro Jr., Pirata Morgan, Potro Jr. vs Gemelo Muerte I, Gemelo Muerte II, Super Parka
3) Cuervo, Espíritu, Ozz vs Héctor Garza, Hijo del Ninja, Humberto Garza
4) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Teddy Hart vs Jack Evans & La Parka

There may be brawling in the main event. And a foul. Oh, such a foul.

Ultimo Guerrero keeps his title

DTU/photo by Black Terry

CMLL (SUN) 05/22/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring.]
1) Meteoro b Relampago
Relampago (GDL) is another one who disappeared in October and has reappeared here.
2) Evola & Infierno b Astaroth & Hierro
3) Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito b Mascarita Dorada & Shockercito
Demus and Pierrothito had issues, but still managed to win.
4) Ángel de Oro, Máscara Dorada, Sangre Azteca, Stuka Jr. b Mephisto, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
5) Último Guerrero b La Sombra [CMLL HEAVY]
Usual quick early falls. Sombra won the first, UG took the second and the third (Guerero Special) to take the match.

No results from the DTU show yet.

Spoiler watch: Angel de Oro is in the semimain of a 06/15 CMLL spot show in SLP.

Lucha Libre USA says Mr. Aguila will appear at their TV taping this Saturday.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


09/03 Arena Mexico results (Olimpico unmasked)

Exodia & Olimpico/@cmllmagazine

CMLL (FRI) 09/03 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, Reforma Twitter, SuperLuchas]
***CMLL 77th Anniversario***
1) Dark Angel, Luna Mágica, MarcelaAmapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
2) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Stuka Jr.Arkángel de la Muerte, Pólvora, Skándalo
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara DoradaDragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Felino, Negro Casas, Rey BucaneroCharly Manson, Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila
5) OlímpicoJushin LygerÚltimo GuerreroAvernoMephistoMr. NieblaHisteriaPsicosisMísticoLa SombraEl AlebrijeVolador Jr.EphestoAtlantis [cage, mask]

Order of elimination is a bit scrambled right now. SuperLuchas has it as

  1. Averno
  2. Mephisto
  3. Ephesto
  4. Histeria
  5. Alebrije
  6. Mr. Niebla
  7. Jushin Lyger
  8. Ultimo Guerrero
  9. Atlantis
  10. Volador
  11. Mistico
  12. Psicosis – he and Olimpico betrayed each other and tried to leave at the same time, but refs ruled Psicosis got out first
another win for Sombra/@cmllmagazine

After an 8 minute final, Sombra pinned Olimpico. Olimpico is Joel Bernal Galicia, 44. He said he was a 19 year pro; we have him turning 18 in a week or two – previously unrevealed gimmick? Roy Aguirre, Olimpico’s father, and Exodia, Olimpico’s son, helped him unmask. Exodia’s been retired due to injuries suffered in IWRG, but it’d be no surprise if he turned up in CMLL before long.

Sombra’s the wrestler of the year. I mean, we’ll have a vote and everything, but he won it with two major mask wins.

Everything went the tecnicos way tonight. Semimain was a straight fall win for the cheered Peste Negra. Excessive violence DQ in the first (on Bucanero) and Bucanero pinned Charly in the second. That appears to set up a straight singles hair match between Rey Bucanero and Charly Manson, an AAA match of a parallel reality. Mr. Aguila was also challenged to a hair match, but refused, saying his hair was a work of art. (Probably Aguila/Garza vs Negro/Felino for the tag titles coming soon.) Negro Casas feuded with Tirantes in this match and chased him out of the ring after. If only Negro knew a tecnico referee who could even the odds!

Mascara Dorada did a wacky dive. Dark Angel pinned Amapola in the opener, which may or may not lead anywhere.

Looks like a full house. And a lot of people in the chat.

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

Universo/Rayo in Puebla, Garza/Shocker in GDL, Tzuki returns

CMLL (MON) 06/21 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Ares & Karisma b Centella de Oro & Crazy Black
2) Loco Max, Nosferatu, Skándalo b Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Sensei
3) Fuego, Metro, Valiente b Euforia, Misterioso II, Pólvora
4) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Siki Osama b Atlantis, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
5) Jushin Lyger, Negro Casas, Universo 2000 b La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Rayo de Jalisco Jr.

Universo got in a foul on Rayo for the pin. Rayo demanded a mask vs hair match for Puebla’s anniversary show and a title match. Since he has a title, that one’s a little easier to pull off.

Siki replaced a missing Toscano. Mascara finished Atlantis with an Atlantida.

CMLL (TUE) 06/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Silueta b Princesa Maya
2) Drago & Ebola b Angelo & Virgo
3) Gallo, Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro b Ángel del Mal, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Máximo b Ephesto, Terrible, Texano
5) Héctor Garza DQ Shocker

Hector not only had to deal with Shocker in this match, but also Shocker’s mom. She was seated at ringside, but chased Garza around the outside at one point. Garza still won – he tried to foul Shocker, Shocker blocked it and fouled him, and the ref saw it. Shocker challenged Garza to a hair match, but Garza just said no.

CMLL (TUE) 06/22 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine]
1) Disturbio & Semental b Camaleón & Robin
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, La Comandante, Mima Shimoda
3) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Tzuki
4) Delta, Toscano, Valiente b Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
5) Máscara Dorada, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Super Porky b Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Tzuki actually showed up! Demus got his team the win with a foul on Bam Bam, and wants either a rematch or a title match.

Rayo’s team won, and he and Atlantis are still teasing the mask match.

Sombra talks to R de Rudo about his Best of Super Juniors experience. As expected, Sombra highlights how he beat “the two top figures in Japan” (in Tiger Mask and Jushin Lyger.)

Dos Caras Jr. debuted in a vignette at last night’s SmackDown taping as the unmasked Alberto del Rio. Since it’s a vignette, it could still be edited off the show before it airs this week, but it’s most likely his debut.

LuchaWorld has video of Satanico vs Super Astro for the UWA light heavyweight title from 1985.

CMLL (MON) 06/28 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Silver, Tigre Rojo vs Espiritu Maligno, Mr. Rafaga, Siki Osama
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Leono, Trueno vs Bronco, Durango Kid, Inquisidor
3) Ángel de Oro, Rush, Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) La Sombra, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Universo 2000 [WWA HEAVY]

Rayo has been champion for five years. Probably will be champion for another five years.

Mephisto dethrones Sombra, Konnan conquers Sinola, IWRG results

CMLL (WED) 05/27 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [CMLL, chorino69 @ box y lucha]
4) Mephisto b La Sombra [NWA WELTER]

Raise your hand if you saw that one coming. (No one should have their arm up.) I blame Sensei. Someone must’ve decided they needed to have a memorable return in Acapulco. This is the first world title change in Acapulco since Atlantis & Lizmark beat Gran Markus Jr. & Hijo del Gladiador for the tag team belts in 1996, and there were long stretches of weekly shows since that time.

Sombra held the Welterweight for a year an a half, and this was Mephisto’s third shot at it. Mephisto would seem to be about 25 pounds too heavy for the Welterweight division, if such things still mattered. The larger member of the Averno/Mephisto tag team is champion in the smaller division.

It’s the second title switch in two days, and the two in tandem mean all members of Hijos del Averno are carrying a belt

Averno: NWA Middle, CMLL Middle
Mephisto: NWA Welter
Ephesto: CMLL Light Heavy
Texano: NWA Light Heavy, Occidente Tag
Terrible: Occidente Tag
Misterioso: Occidente LH – if he’s still meant to be in this group

Sombra still makes sense for the upcoming champs tournament, because he’s still tag team champion. Mephisto winning the belt means it should be a 15 man tournament – really 16 man with Mistico being involved. We’ll see.

There’s no full results from this show, as far as I’ve seen, but kkarmma @ box y lucha says the building was 70% full.

IWRG (THU) 05/21 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) Comando Gama b Daga
2) Eterno & Galactik b Mixteco Jr. & Vampiro Metalico
3) Diva Salvaje, Freelance, Miss Gaviota b Avisman, Carta Brava Jr., Xibalva
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro DQ Capitán Muerte, Durango Kid, Negro Navarro
5) Trauma I, Trauma II, Zatura b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro

Traumas defeated Oficial 911 for the deciding fall, which sets up a trios title match. Black Terry faked a foul for the semifinal DQ.

WRG (SUN) 05/24 Arena Naucalpan [the Gladiatores]
1) Eterno b Comando Negro
2) Avisman & Comando Gama b Galactik & Goleador
3) Azoka, Fantasma de la Opera, Tetsuya Bushi b Gemelo Fantastico II, Jack, Mike Segura
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro b Freelance, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Juventud Guerrera, Veneno DQ Angelico, Scorpio Jr., Zatura

Terrible Cerebros won the semimian (Trauma II took a big powerbomb and was helped to the back), then got involved after the main event. That finish was Scorpio pulled Fuerza’s mask, Fuerza fouling Scorpio, the ref turning around to see both of them down, and giving it to rudos. Black Terry & company ran out to attack Fuerza, Juvi and Veneno after the match, which turned out ot be a long brawl.

Suicida returned (at least as Suicida) to fill in for Gemelo I.

AAA (TUE) 05/26 Cancha German Evers [noroeste]
1) Linterna Verde, Mario Mora, Misterio Negro vs Shyru Dragon, Spartan, Terremoto King
2) Nicho el Millionario b Joe Lider, Cuervo, Black Abyss, Extreme Tiger, Gato Eveready, Relampago, Kempo Dragon [torneo Abismo Negro]
3) Chessman, Konnan, Silver King b La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone, Silver King

Nicho win the tournament with help from Lider, then both ran interference in the main event to help set up a Konnan foul on Parka. Since Konnan’s team won, he gets to run the next show here, on July 1st.

CMLL (TUE) 05/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT]
7) Blue Panther, Mictlan, Shocker b Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Shocker & Mictlan got Terrible and Texano in the final fall, and all four agreed to…

CMLL (TUE) 06/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Quazar vs Milenio
2) Hierro vs Angel del Mal
3) Metatron vs Infierno
4) Ceusis & Lluvia vs La Seductora & Magnifica
5) Dark Angel & Lady Apache vs Amapola & Princesa Blanca
6) Terrible & Texano Jr. vs Mictlan & Shocker [OCCIDENTE TAG]

Ceusis is debuting, and doesn’t appear to be actual word. Typo?

AAA notes they did a tournament of champions back in 1996, says Guapito’s promotion is on the rise, wonders if we’ll get Fabi/Sexy in an mask/hair match at TripleMania (nah, but eventually) and says the Psycho Circus will be on TripleMania, though the lineup they just put up for TripleMania does not include them. Or anything besides the cage match and the title matches.

Box Y Lucha has it usual ton of articles at once.
– In one interview, Konnan rips LA Park (lying about not wanting to come to AAA), Juvi (being Juvi), Mistico (in decline), Damian 666 (has no real TV, going back to CMLL in a year or less), and Perro Jr. (can’t claim I’m insignificant when I’ve been a big star in other places, unlike Perro.) The thing I want to know, just because I like to ask stupid questions, is if Konnan’s claim about making more money than any Mexican wrestler in the last ten years is true, how come he had to solicit donations to pay his medical bills? (Maybe it’s not how much money you make, but how much you still have at the end of the day.)
Sombra talks about being born into the wrestling business. He started training in wrestling when he was six, and debuted at thirteen – with many of the fans making fun of how skinny he was.
Arkangel’s film is being shown as the Cannes Film Festival. I knew Arkangel was playing Tequila Joe, but didn’t realize that was also the name of the movie. His big nemesis in the movie? Escargot Man. Wish I could find anything about this film outside Arkangel interviews.
Goya, daugther of Super Porky talks about her short career so far. Porky made her get a career before he’d let her wrestle, so she studied graphic design and dress making.
Principe Valiente Jr. talks about his debut.
– Indy wrestlers Black Sky & Demoledor talk about working for Martha Villalobos’ Rey del Ring promotion. These two are training under Fire right now.
– Villano III talks about contemporary Genio Negro.
a luchador chess set!. Santo & Demon are the kings, of course. A mother taking her child to wrestling is the queen. Huracan Ramirez is the bishop, The knight is Cavernario Galindo, and the rook is Mil Mascaras. The pawns are anonymous wrestlers just unmasked, which sounds perfect.
– Fact sheets on Angel Blanco and Ray Mendoza.

Volador Jr. talks to Reforma about trying to live up to what his father did wth the name.

Mascara Dorada talks to Ovaciones about being in the Champions tournament. I think this is the first time it’s acknowledged that he’s the former Metalik (and Plata II.) I did not know Mascara Dorada is another reused name; the article says Vicente Ramirez used the name in the 30s and 40s.

Medussa is a new mom.

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA 02/15/08 and KrisZ’s news update.

02/16: Coliseo, IWRG, Monterrey

IWRG (FRI) 02/13 Arena Xochimilco [Black Terry @ el martinete]
1AvismanHalcon 2000
2) Crazy Star & Esther MorenoFlor MetalicaRossy Moreno
3) Dr. CerebroFreelanceMultifacéticoOficial 911Oficial AK47Oficial Fierro
4) Hijo del Cien CarasMáscara Año 2000Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.El Hijo del SolitarioScorpio Jr.Tinieblas Jr.
5) Fuerza GuerreraZumbido [IWRG IC WELTER]

Zumbido seems to have acquired a Guapito v2.0. Didn’t help. Crazy Star shouldn’t be here if she’s in CMLL, but I’m thinking I should completely ignore that Ras de Lona segment now.

CMLL (SUN) 02/15 Arena Mexico [ESTO, Ovaciones]
1) MolotovSombra de PlataTruenoArtilleroRamsteinSúper Comando
2) Mascarita DoradaNiño de AceroShockercitoMr. AguilitaPequeño HalloweenPequeño Violencia
3) Hijo del FantasmaLa MáscaraToscano DQ Black WarriorNegro CasasVangelis
4) AtlantisMr. NieblaRey BucaneroBlue PantherLa SombraVolador Jr.
5) Dos Caras Jr.Último Guerrero

Dos wins (Ovaciones says third fall with a press slam into a German suplex, ESTO says powerbomb), so he should get a heavyweight title shot. Except, there’s none listed. The idea seems to be that they need to wait until after UG defends the title tonight in Puebla against Hector Garza and see who the champion is after that before deciding anything.

ESTO is critical of Dos’ perfomance, saying he was too busy waving for reaction than fighting. There defintely was a part of the crowd behind UG.

Sombra hurt his rightshoulder on a dive in the semifinal and left the match. The rudos actually won three straight falls, just getting DQed for excessive violence in the second.

Rudos were DQed in the second for taking La Mascara’s mask. Vangelis replaced Heavy Metal.

UWE (SAT) 02/14 Arena Lopez Mateos [Ovaciones]
4) Mano NegraShu el Guerrero and El Fantasma and Dos Caras Sr. and Canek and Villano IV and Mil Mascaras [cagehairmask]

Mano Negra lost his hair to Shu el Guerrero, how did I not do a twitter update on that.

CMLL (SUN) 02/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT]
6) ShockerTerrible

Terrible took the first, Shocker surprised him in the second and took the third.

IWRG (SUN) 02/15 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. @ el Martinete]
1) Comando Gama b Halcon 2000
2) AvismanJudas el TraidorNemesis IWRGChico CheEragon, Mascara Magnifica
3) Trauma ITrauma IIZaturaArlequinFantasma de la ÓperaTetsuya
4) Oficial 911Oficial AK47Oficial FierroFreelanceFuerza GuerreraZumbido
5) Fantasma Jr.PenduloScorpio Jr.Head Hunter IHead Hunter IIMáscara Año 2000 Jr.

Head Hunters didn’t get along with Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., who ended up bleeding and beat.

AAA (SUN) 02/15 Arena Monterrey [RFC]
1) Dama de Hierro b Poly Star
2) Aguila Azteca & Aguila Extrema b Ejecutor & Mr. Secuestro
3) Relampago Azul & TDN b Decnnis & Escorpion Negro Jr.
4) Escoria & Ozz b El Alebrije & Virtual X
5) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown b El Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata, Silver King

Guapito was with Elegido.

AAA has put up half it’s TV recap, but is missing everything past X-Pac/Zorro. Looks like Chessman is still alive, running in the main event to attack Charly and perhaps allying with the Legion. I’ll do the full post when the full results come out.

AAA also advertises the big cover story for Dos de Tres – Charly Manson getting 30,000 pieces of fan mail while he was out. Still can’t buy the magazine on the website.

Abismo Negro told Notimex that AAA and WWE are the best two promotions in the world, and all they need to do now is unify their championships. This post was an hour late because I just started daydreaming about the possibilities of Edge as AAA World Mega Champion. Abismo’s actual purpose for this interview was to talk about a spot show he’s promoting in Ixtapaluca on 03/08.

indy (FRI) 03/20 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [Black Terry Jr.]
1) Darketela, La Chola, Rossy Moreno vs Corazon de Fuego, Esther moreno, Flor Metalica
2) La Parkita, Mascarita Dorada, Mini Zumbido vs Mini cibernetico, Mini Ozz, Mini Scorpio
3) Dinamico Negro vs Casas Sola, Comando Rojo, Rey Famthom, Batman del Futuro, Miserbale, Ricky Ricon, Payaso Obscuro, Kid Star, el Colombiano [mask, hair]
4) Emilio Charles Jr. & Scorpio Jr. vs Cien Caras Jr. & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. and Dr. Wagner Jr. & Veneno
5) Zumbido vs Intocable [hair]

Zumbido’s losing his hair, I see.

01/17: Mexico, NWA Mexico

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

I think it’s too soon, still, but it’s also pretty cool. Ovaciones times the match at 40 minutes (so expect no more than 25), with the first two falls going 5 minutes. Rudos stook the first, which ESTO says was very techinical and booed by the crowd. The tecnicos won the second – except Sombra hurt his arm on a tornillo and Volador had to go it alone to finish off both rudos. Sombra was taken to the back by medical personal, and Volador continued going it alone for “twenty minutes” of the final fall. Volador managed to defeat Averno, but Mephisto crushed him with two powerbombs. Mephisto wanted the belts, but the referees pointed out Sombra had just returned, so the match must go on. They battled for a few minutes longer, and Sombra reversed a cruceta into a pin for the win.

Volador and Sombra are the 29th champions, each winning this title for the first time. This is the first time Volador has won a World title. At age 19, Sombra is a triple crown champion, holding a singles title (NWA Welterweight), a tag title, and a trios title (Mexican National with Sagrado and Volador.) This is the second straight title reign for Averno & Mephisto which has ended without a successful defense.

This obviously puts even more interest in Monday’s title match in Arena Puebla between Sombra and Mephisto – will their be a title swap or will Sombra hold on to all three belts?

The big news in the semifinal is Mistico won a finishing hold that was NOT La Mistica. A new move! Everyone gets to shut up now. Atlantis and Mistico ripped each other’s masks.

Villano V got Panther to submit to win their match.

In Barranquilla, Colombia, El Hijo del Santo does the usual career talk, and also compares himself to Sammy Davis Jr.

Box Y Luchas has added new galleries, including India Sioux (original), el Sanguinaro (original), Los Bengalas and Los Dinamicos

SuperLuchas looks back at the Can-Am Express vs Texano Sr. & Silver King, mask vs hairs.

Ohtani’s Jacket watched Blue Demon Jr. vs El Hijo del Santo, with a pretty dead-on description of Blue Demon Jr. as a wrestler.

LuchaWorld has Robert on Guadalajara from 07/07 and CMLL 07/13/07

No CMLL lineups. Been waiting all morning but again they’re delayed.

NWA MEXICO (SAT) 01/31 Restaurant el Rancho, Tepotzotlan [SuperLuchas]
1) Eragon vs Trauma I
2) Extrano vs Alma Infernal
3) Angus vs Skayde Jr.
4) Pendulo vs Black Spider
5) Último Vampiro vs Mr. México
6) Blue Demon Jr. & el Hijo Del Anibal vs El Dandy & Septiembre Negro

Yes, it still exists. Been a bit quite for a while. They’re saving their money here by running a restaurant and a super cheap undercard. The main event is going to draw whatever they’re going to draw anyway. This is supposed to be the first show as part of a tour. SuperLuchas mentions Demon is headed to Japan from 03/17 to 03/23.

01/16: Mexico preview, Puebla

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

Previews: ESTO, El Sol de Cuatutla, Ovaciones hypes the tag team title match, with quotes from the challengers. There’s a note mentioning Averno & Mephisto had 15 defenses in their title run, exactly as much as listed in the wiki, yet still no mention of the wiki. I think I’m being trolled by a major sports daily.

Anyway, as it turns out, at least one of the challengers is returning the title defense:

CMLL (MON) 01/19 Arena Puebla
1) King Jaguar, Super Star, SWAT vs Aguila Guerrera, Ares, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Blue Center, Lestat, Tigre Rojo vs Karisma, Policeman, Toro Bill Sr.
3) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
4) La Máscara, Místico, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) La Sombra vs Mephisto [NWA WELTER]

HMMMM. Normally I’d be pretty confident of Sombra defending the title, but CMLL going Sombra -> Mephisto -> Mistico in Japan is not inconceivable. NWA’s a rare kind of title Mistico doesn’t hold, it’d mean more in Mexico, and, if Mistico starts fighting NJPW guys, it’s not a title CMLL would mind losing to another promotion for a long while. The title change is also not likely, but the possibility exists and grows if there’s a title change tonight.

And I guess we should talk about that. Ovaciones is pretty on when it notes this is Sombra and Volador’s big change to prove themselves as top wrestlers, and I think that’s pretty accurate. It’s a rare chance of breaking out of Mistico’s shadow and maybe satisfy those who like his style but want to see something new. I don’t figure on a title change – it feels much too soon – but this could be a pretty memorable match.

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It’s worth noting Mephisto and Averno have only lost the tag team titles to teams with Mistico. Not muc hype for anything else. Guerreros team up against Mistico and friends in the semimain. More Panther/V5 in the fourth. Purpura/Virus could be good. Blanca debuts as an offical ruda, and I wonder if we’ll get the title match with Marcela before the end of the month.

CMLL posted the GDL results. I’m skipping reposting them because there’s not much news in them, but it’s worth noting Neutron’s beat Satanico’s team on Sunday. Since the Gallo feud, Satanico been pretty much constantly putting people over here.

SoloLuchas has interviews with Super Pinocho and Enrique Vera Jr.

Kcidis shows of some Hijo del Faraon designs, now on t-shirts.

LuchaWorld has Robert on AAA 06/17/07 and CMLL 52MX on 07/21/07

Clip: I think I’ve seen enough cooking shows travling to Mexico City for the food that I know I can write the segment by heart. There’s the scene setting shot in the Zocalo, there’s the trip to see some lucha libre (and perhaps try it out), there’s riding the boats on the canal and there’s lot of eating. The difference with this one – No Reservations – is the lucha libre they went to see is AAA, not CMLL. In the clip below, the host travels to Gimansio Latino America and tries to fight Octagon. Finally, Octagon taking no offense is an advantage!