Ultimo Dragon unmasks Black Tiger V, Peste Negra

Black Tiger/photo by Black Terry Jr.

Toryumon Mexico (SAT) 05/14/2011 Arena Mexico [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingThe Gladiatores]
1) Crazy SidXL
2) Hanaoka, Kato Kung Lee, RobinBizarro, Histeria Jr., Mr. Rolling
3) Lluvia, Marcela, ShyuriDalys la Caribeña, La Comandante, Mima Shimoda
4) Hijo del Solar & Solar I DRAW Negro Navarro & Trauma II
double pin
5) OharaDemus 3:16, Trauma IHeddi KarouiBrazo de OroSkándaloNitroLoco MaxBrazo de PlatinoDurango Kid
first appearance of Durango Kid in quite some time. Demus (who might have been supposed to wrestle Mascarita) Dorada on this show helped Ohara win, so they split the prizes. Hooray friendship!
6) El Fantasma, Magnus, TajiriAtlantis, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero
Tajiri beat the rudo for the night Sangre Azteca
7) Último DragónBlack Tiger V [mask]
Demus & Ohara helped out Black Tiger, so Brazo de Oro & Brazo de Platino helped Ultimo Dragon. Tiger pinned Dragon for the win in the third fall, but Dragon happened to have a foot on the rope and the comisssioner ordered a restart. Referee (Maya) got taken out, a second referee appeared, Black Tiger V looked like he was going to win again, but Ultimo Dragon spit red mist for the win. Black Tiger V is (for this night) Tatsujito Takaiama Tatsuhito Takaiwa, who had previously lost this mask to Tiger Mask V in Japan.

CMLL (SUN) 05/15/2011 Arena Mexico [Cesar, CMLL]
***Fan Appreciation Show, May (Sun)***
1) Bronco & RamsteinCamaleón & Freesbe
Rudos took 2 & 3.
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Mascarita DoradaDemus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
Tecnicos took the final two falls.
3) Metro, Sagrado, Stuka Jr.Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Sangre AztecaMisterioso II, Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura
CMLL.com focus was on Blue Panther facing his Forjando un Idolo pupil (Polvora), though it was also a sort of Poder Mexica reunion. Tecnicos took the last two falls.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro CasasHéctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
Mr. Niebla did appear, pinning Psicosis for the win. Peste Negra took the last two falls.

SuperLuchas #413 is all over the WWE Tour. Inside, there is a mention of the Hijo del Fantasma non-push story.



IWRG (THU) 05/19/2011 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragon Fly & Tritón vs Dark Devil & Imposible
2) Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Hijo de Clímax vs Alan Extreme, Comando Negro, El Pollo Asesino
3) Dr. Cerebro, Multifacético, Veneno vs Bombero Infernal, Fresero Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, X-Fly

Triton and Dark Devil are making the jump from working the last trainee show. Speaking of that, Villano Gym and IWRG Trainees are having a third match at Lucah Libre Expo.

IWRG (SUN) 05/22/2011 Arena Naucalpan
1) Saruman vs Alan Extreme
2) Dinamic Black & Golden Magic vs El Imposible & El Pollo Asesino
3) Centurión, Freelance, Multifacético vs Avisman, Comando Negro, Oficial AK47
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan vs El Brazo & Hijo del Brazo [IWRG IC TAG]
5) Drago (AAA), Electroshock, Veneno vs Fresero Jr., Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Oficial 911

This is supposedly Hijo del Brazo’s second match, and he’s in line for a title shot. Huh.

Hey, Freelance is back. Wonder what he’s been up to.

03/05: Dragon, Wagner, IWRG, Puebla, GDL

Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 03/01 Arena Coliseo [The Gladiatores]
1) Trauma I & Trauma II b Ministro & Super Camaleon
2) Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Universo 2000 b Iguanita & Pequeno Ninja
3) Solar I b Negro Navarro
4) ?, Adam Bridle, Durango Kid b Loco Max, Shigeo Okumura, Skandalo
5) Ohara b Brazo de Platino [hair]

That’s the 13th hair match loss this decade (that we know off) for Brazo de Platino. After the main event, Ohara and Ultimo Dragon agreed to a hair vs mask match for 05/09 on the annual Dragonmania show.

Solar wants another title shot, of course. (FWIW, this is match #23 since March of 2004 that I’ve counted.) Iguanita was probably a replacement for Nino de Acero and ended up turning on Ninja, who was destroyed.

Wagner (SUN) 03/01 Arena Lopez Mateos [the Gladiatores]
1) Chico del Barrio & Yakuza b Angel O Demonio & Carta Brava
2) Rey Krimen, Sepulturero I, Terry 2000 b Epitafio, Herejia, Rocky Santana
3) Bugambilia & Rossy Moreno b Caricia & Esther Moreno
4) Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido b Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. [torneo, semifinal]
5) Super Calo & Veneno b Intocable & Yakuza [torneo, semifinal]
6) Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido b Super Calo & Veneno [torneo, final]
7) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Olimpico DQ Canek & Cibernetico

Main event teams fell apart, Canek Jr. and Blue Demon Jr. made surprise run-ins, and Cibernetico fouled Wagner for the DQ.

Zumbido tried to set up a hair match with Super Calo after the tournament, but Intocable interrupted to remind Zumbido (and us all) that they have a hair match in San Juan on 03/20.

IWRG (SUN) 03/01 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Galactic b Soldado del Diablo
2) Imperio Azteca & Vampiro Metálico b Fenix & Miss Gaviota
3) Black Terry, Capitán Muerte, Xibalva b Chico Che, Eragon, Trauma I
4) Freelance, Pendulo, Zatura b Avisman, Fantasma de la Ópera, Tetsuya Bushi
5) Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. DQ Head Hunter I & Head Hunter II

Jr. Capos won the first fall. Head Hunters had the second fall won, but ended up getting DQe for excessive violence. Still, they want a tag title shot.

Semimain was also two straight falls (as was the opener). Zatura and Tetsuya feuded thru the match, with Zatura getting the pin at the end. Rudos destroyed the tecnicos after the match.

Chico Che filled in for Trauma II, who was hurt (on the Toryumon show?) but still showed up to corner his team. Black Terry taunted Trauma II before, after, and probably during the match on way to the win.

Vampiro Metalico suffered a knee injury in the third fall, but Imperio Azteca was still able to pull out teh win.

The Glaidiatores also has a remembrance of recently deceased photographer Luis Napoles Salas.

Tickets have gone on sale for Dos Leyandas, running from $1400 MX ($90US) for ringside to $100MX ($6.50US) for the worst seats.

Over on LMdlL, Ricardo Figueroa has a video interview with Dr. Wagner from his AAA appearance.

Box Y Luchas writes about the Guerreros Tuareg visiting Nitro (Camorra is included as a member of the group here, which I believe is a first), a look back at El Murcielago & Kahoz, Okumura returning to Japan, and a couple articles on Pierroth: Pierroth II organizing the charity show for the recent one next month, and Villano III talking about a benefit show for the original Pierroth. There’s also new photos up of India Sioux, Chabela Romero, el Retador, Toro Negro and Black Shadow.

AAA has articles on Dr. Wagner on AAA shows. Alex Koslov to ROH and Konnan attacking Roldan

ESPN Deportes and Notifight also have articles about the donation to Fray Tormenta.

LuchandoLibre has a preview of Dos Leyendas.

LuchaWorld has Robert on IWRG 09/15/07 and CMLL GdR #10/13/07 and FSE 10/14/07 and KrisZ’s news update

CMLL (MON) 03/09 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Centella de Oro, Lestat vs Aguila Guerrera, Ares, Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Metalico, Tigre Blanco, Tony Rivera vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, Toscano vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) Blue Panther, Hector Garza, Volador Jr. vs Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Ultimo Guerrero vs Villano V


CMLL (TUE) 03/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Astaroth vs Skaxy
2) Virgo vs Guero Loco
3) Idolo vs Angel de Mal
4) Casanova vs Drago
5) Magnum vs Metatron
6) Maximo & Metal Blanco vs Misterioso II & Satanico
7) Shocker & Toscano vs Terrible & Texano Jr.

Oddly, Texano and Maximo are both on this show, the week before their hair match, and not actually facing each other.

AAA (FRI) 03/13 Arena San Juan Pantitlan [AAA]
1) Crazy Boy & Ultimo Gladiador vs ? & Extreme Tiger
2) Dizzy vs Bryan el Striper [mask, hair]
3) Abismo Negro, Alex Koslov, Silver King vs Black Abyss, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario

Totally going to steal the buzz of Villano 5/UG.

EAW (SAT) 03/14 Auditorio Jose Maria Artega [EAW]
1) The Profeith vs Resureccion, Scan 13
2) ?, Fantastick, Pantera vs ??, Violencia, Zumbido
3) El Hijo del Solitario, LA Park, Rene Guajardo Jr. vs Cien Caras Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Sangre Chicana Jr.

Plus four more matches in the two ring setup.

CMLL (SUN) 03/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Astro Boy, Sensei, Starman vs Artillero, Polvora, Super Comando
2) Pequeno Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito vs Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito
3) Shocker, Toscano, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Dos Caras Jr., Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
5) Maximo vs Texano Jr. [hair]

Head to head with Rey de Reyes, promoted as part of the year of Arena Coliseo Guadalajara anniversary celebrations.

09/30: links


Ovaciones hypes up tonight’s Arena Mexico show by teasing an Averno/Koslov title match. ESTO talks up Terrible/Corelone feud.

LuchandoLibre has Blue Demon Jr. working with a group that assists people dealing with lymphatic cancer.

The CMLL exhibit at the Mexico City Museum officially opens today. SoloLuchas has photos of the opening.

El Sol de Hidalgo interviews Mr. Aries Jr.

WagnerMania has video from CTres: Dorada vs Pierrothito, Valiente/Maximo/Alex vs Warrior/Olimpico/Bucanero, Panther/Marco/Volador vs Averno/Mephisto/Terrible.

Victor recaps this week’s CTres show. WrestlingObserver has this week’s CMLL on FSE. Robert writes about a whole bunch of March & April ’06 Guerreros del Ring:

Is there a worse worker in CMLL besides Ultimo Dragon? Is it possible TNA was fine with the list of guys CMLL sent them but wanted Ultimo Dragon pulled off the team and Ultimo wouldn’t budge? The guy is practically unwatchable.

(Does Mike Sempervive read this site? Hope all turns out well for him.)

There’s also KrisZ‘s news update.

Guerreros del Ring #159 has the TNA guys.

DTU (FRI) 10/24 Campo de Comanches [DTU]
1) Masivo vs Konamy, Mascarita de la Muerte, Mini Dizzy, Gabo, Drastick Boy, Flamita, Hormia, Black Fire, Charly X
2) Amo de la Noche vs Rockero [Tulancingo WELTER]
3) Talaxys & Turbo vs Black Thunder & Relampago de Fuego
4) Demente Xtreme vs Ragade, Aero Back, Pesadilal, Suicida, Money Pack, Parniko, Toxico AAA
5) Angel o Demonio vs Juan el Ranchero, Violento Jack, Dance Boy, King Cobra
6) Crazy Boy & Ultimo Gladiador vs Jack Evans & Teddy Hart and Extreme Tiger & Halloween [DTU TAG]

07/07: Mexico, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 07/06 Arena Mexico [ESTO, Galeno Del Mal de box y lucha, Alvin @ el Martinete]
1) Astro Boy & Sombra de Plata b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Nitro, Nosferatu, Virus b Flash, Mictlan, Valiente
3) Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kensuske Sasaki, Ultimo Dragon b Arkangel, Dr. X, Texano Jr.
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Alex Koslov, Felino, Stuka Jr.
5) Blue Panther, Heavy Metal, Sagrado b Terrible, Villano III, Villano V
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Euforia, Ultimo Guerrero b Mistico, Negro Casas, Sombra

Wagner back on the rudo side, though still posing like a tecnico. Mistico almost got La Mistica on him, but UG broke it up, and Wagner landed a Wagner Drive for the clean victory. After the match, Mistico was strecher-ed out. Guerrero welcomed Wagner “to the side you never should’ve left”, and invited him to team up for a tag title match versus Negro & Mistico next week. Wagner agreed to the idea.

Panther’s team won it’s match in two falls. Rudos yanked off his mask in the first, so he was forced to compete in a Sagrado replica for the second, but still managed to catch Terrible in a fujiwara armbar.

Dragon/Sasaki/Nakajima was a unannounced addition to the show. Can’t think of the last time that happened, but that means there surely is a Toryumon Mexico show going on some place, somewhere on Sunday. This was said to be good, though no one had any idea who the non-Dragon Japanese were – that’s the lack of adversiting.

Valiente did replace Super Nova, so trust ESTO over CMLL’s own site. Virus fouled him and pinned him for the win.

No results from the AAA Puebla taping yet, but Sabu made an appearance. Rikishi and his (cousin?) Black Pearl are supposed to be involved at TripleMania. Hopefully just run-ins. It’s not like I can hope for no run ins.

CMLL now has a traveling museum/bus. It’s filled with masks, trophies, newspaper clippings, etc. If this is to be believed, Pierroth was driving the bus on this day.

CMLL hasn’t put up lineups yet.

GdR #85 has
07/01 Coliseo: Bam Bam, Fantasy, Shockercito b Mr. Aguilita, Pequeno Damian, Pequeno Halloween
07/01 Coliseo: Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Olimpico, Sangre Azteca
Outside the ring: Terrible

07/05: notes


In an interview with SportsNavi, Ultimo Dragon talks about he, Kensuske Sasaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima working a Toryumon Mexico show on Sunday, and Arena Mexico tomorrow. I’ve heard zero about this in Mexico and obviously none of this is on the card for Arena Mexico, so I dunno. Ultimo Dragon is goofy.

Texano Jr. and Negro Navarro are headed to Japan to work a show with Dragon on 07/22.

El Herlad de Tabasco writes about the overexposure of Mistico. He’s scheduled to work one arena on Saturday, fly to Merida to do a show there Sunday afternoon, and fly back to work another arena in the original area on Sunday. The Sunday arena is an AAA local promoter, so the writer thinks there’s probably some chicanery going on, but because CMLL hasn’t come out and said he’s not working that Sunday show Mistico works so many dates, it’s a possibility. More so, to to the writer, Mistico coming to your town isn’t as special as it used to be, because he’s working so many matches a week – as a far, you’ve seen him, and you’re not seeing the best of him because of the manic schedule.

Today’s eSdSLP AAA show article: Intocable.

03/04: Ultimo Dragon @ Coliseo, Accion

UDG (SUN) 03/04 Arena Coliseo [Mostro_K-Bron @ Satanico’s Mansion]
1) Bryan Lee, Kazuchika Okada, Toshiya Matsuzaki b Arkangel, Daisuke Hanakoa, Negro Navarro
2) Mima Shimoda & Sahori b La Nazi & Rosa Negra
3) Shocker b Chad Malenko [NWA IJH, torneo, qf]
4) Hirooki Goto b Veneno [NWA IJH, torneo, qf]
5) Alex Koslov b Pierroth Jr. [NWA IJH, qf, torneo]
6) Ultimo Dragon DDQ Tajiri [NWA IJH, torneo, qf]
7) Brazo de Oro, La Mascara, Loco Max b Hajime Ohara, Hiromi Horiguchi, Okumura
8) Shocker b Alex Koslov [NWA IJH, torneo, sf]
9) Hirooki Goto b Shocker [NWA IJH, torneo, final]

In their match, Tajiri blew mist at Dragon when he went for a top rope ‘rana, Dragon faked a foul, and the ref decided that was enough of that. This gave Goto a bye to the final, and while Shocker gave him a hard fight, Goto beat him to take the title. Goto becomes the 18th champion, and the first after a 22 year hiatus. I have no idea what (or WHO) is going with this belt.

There was an opener that the reviewer didn’t catch. La Mascara beat Ohara to win that match, so they might still be feuding, once every four months. I’m not completely sure which Pierroth that was, but I’m going with the name they’ve been using. Next big DF show for this group is May 12th, I believe – it doesn’t matter enough to go back and check.


CMLL: Mistico vs Perro, what else? Mistico got busted one and his mask ripped apart in here, but railed to get in a dive and a La Mistica. Not as much shown of this match as I thought there might

AAA: Joe Lider, Crazy Boy, Psicosis vs Black Buffalo, Spider Nate Webb, Josh Raymond – Tim’s totally right, Josh Raymond gets wheel kicked in the face and that’s the end of Josh Raymond. Chessman helped drag Psicosis onto Black Buffalo for the pin, so there was likely some wackiness we didn’t otherwise see.

03/01: Coliseo


Brillante is on the left. It’s possible it’s Astro Boy, but I remember him thinner.

CMLL (TUE) 02/27 Arena Coliseo
1) Mini Violencia & Pierrothito b Bracito de Oro & Mini Olimpico
2) Moltov, Sensei, Sombra de Plata b Polvora, Vaquero, Zayco
3) Brillante, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Apocalipsis, Arkangel, Dr. X
4) Ephesto, Misterioso II, Okumura b Mictlan, Sagrado, Texano Jr.
5) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr. b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Pierroth

UDG (SUN) 03/04 Arena Coliseo
1) Bryan Lee, Kazuchika Okada, Toshiya Matsuzaki vs Arkangel, Daisuke Hanakoa, Negro Navarro
2) Mima Shimoda & Sahori vs La Nazi & Rosa Negra
3) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino, La Mascara vs Hajime Ohara, Hiromi Horiguchi, Okumura
4) Tajiri vs Ultimo Dragon, Chad Malenko, Alex Koslov, Shocker, Pierroth Jr., Hirooki Goto, Veneno [NWA IJH, toreno]

CMLL (WED) 03/07 Centro de Convenciones Madero
1) India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, La Nazi
2) Alex Koslov, La Mascara, Maximo vs Dr. X, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
3) Dos Caras Jr., Hijo de Lizmark, Shocker vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Marco Corelone, Mistico vs Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, LA Park

indy (THU) 03/01 Arena Olimpico Laguna
1) Insolito & Rey Sagitario vs Diestro & Tempestad
2) Piloto Negro Jr. & Tigre Chon vs Diamante Negro & Mini Star
3) Piloto Negro & Super Star vs Conflictus & Piloto Suicida
4) America Salvaje & Espanto V vs Enrique Vera & Sexy Piscis

Negro Casas gets a shot at Tiger Mask IV’s NWA Junior Heavy Championship on 03/18 during his and Texano’s Japan tour. No chance? No chance. (strong style spirit)

Blog Critics Magazine has a very positive review of the new Mondo Lucha A Go Go book.

La Voz has an interview with the creators of lucha libre cartoon El Tigre, which premiers on Nickeloden this Saturday.

Filmeweb has an interview with Raúl Cuesta about his new short documentary – “Maximo”. Yea, that one. It sounds like it’s about how it’s like playing an exotico. The film is describe as “An intimate portrait of a Lucha Libre wrestler in Mexico who has developed a homosexual character in the ring, although he himself isn’t gay.” They got picked up by the San Diego Latin Film Festival – looks like it’ll air next Friday night.

01/27: Mexico, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 01/26 Arena Mexico Results [ova]
1) Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metálico b Calígula, Mesala
2) Dr. X, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura b Mascara Purpura, Metro, Virus
3) Atlantis, Eclipse, Sangre Azteca DQ Blue Panther, Sagrado, Último Dragón
4) Lizmark Jr., Mascara Ano 2000, Shocker DQ LA Park, Marco Corelone, Último Guerrero
5) Dos Caras Jr., Místico, Rey Bucanero DQ el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween, Terrible

Three straight DQs. At least they were all different DQs
3) Sangre was DQed for yanking off Ultimo Dragon’s mask and going crazy on him.
4) Marco was DQed for excessive violence on Shocker after already beating him
5) Perro was DQed for a foul on Rey

I think the Sangre one is going somewhere, the Marco one was just to establish him as angry man after losing his hair to Shocker, and the Perros one was a usual Perros one. Ovaciones has a story about a CMLL photographer getting in the way of a Mistico dive by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

There’s a brief article from the Antonio Pena tribute, and Ovaciones also has an interview with Sepulturero, who talks up his (non existent) chances of beating Mistico for his mask tonight.

GdR aired
01/12: Fabian el Gitano, Leono, Texano Jr. b Arkangel, Loco Max, Nitro
01/21: Averno, Mephisto, Pierroth b Mictlan, Negro Casas, Sagrado

CMLL (SAT) 01/20 Deportivo Oceania Results [thegladiatores]
1) Bestia Metalica, Lobo Vikingo b Flecha de Fuego, Senky
2) Infierno (DF), Disturbio b Robin Maravilla, Chico Maravilla
3) Ultimo Gladiador, Terry 2000 b Rey Crimen, Sepulturero
4) Felino, Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Bucanero b Mascara Ano 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Macabro
5) Mistico, Heavy Metal b Universo 2000, Olimpico

indy (FRI) 01/19 Auditorio de Tijuana Results [the gladiatores]
1) Sparks b Harlequin
2) Angel Negro, Silver Star b Thunder Boy, Thunder Mask
3) Damian 666, Ifnerno, Rey Azteca b Ogun, Black Spider, Rubi Gardenia
4) Groon XXX b El Hijo del Solitario [torneo, losers advance, qf]
5) Electroshock b Coco Negro [torneo, losers advance, qf]
6) Lizmark b Coco Rojo [torneo, losers advance, qf]
7) Rayman b Super Muneco [torneo, losers advance, qf]
8) Blue Demon Jr. b Fantasma Jr. [torneo, losers advance, qf]
9) Hijo del Solitario, Coco Rojo, Fantasma Jr. b Coco Negro, Super Muneco [torneo, losers advance, sf]
10) Super Muneco b Coco Negro [torneo, final, mask]