07/16: TripleMania, Coliseo, IWRG, Monterrey, Neza

cmll/gangs all here

Haven’t seen a news report on TripleMania, but there are still skattered bits from fan reports. I’d lead this off with an TripleMania picture, but there’s apparently 2 in all the land, and you’ve seen them.

Black Terry Jr. says there was a video for Ricky Marvin coming in September, but it’s not clear if this is just him working with the group while in Japan or what. Lita’s band performed after the main event due to time issues. He thinks the Chessman fall sell was more angle than actual death. I seriously looked at the cage photo a dozen times before I figured out that was Chessman taking the bump.

Chessman’s too valuable to the company to be attempting suicide on every major show, they’ve got to put a stop to it – Crazy Boy could do it.

– Skap_fett corrects a couple of finishes (opener, Guapos), lists Super Calo’s real name as Rafael Garcia, runs down the large injury list: Scoria (who wasn’t technically in a match!), Joe Lider, Laredo Kid, Zorro, Chessman, La Parka Jr. – those last two were hurting bad.
Dhani says Black Pearl was with the rudos in the Atomicos match, making it 5 v 4.

AAA TV (SUN) 07/15 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos
1) Alfa, Casandro, Fabi Apache, Mini Abismo Negro b Cinthia Moreno, Octagoncito, Oriental, Pimpinela Escarlata
2) Cuervo & Ozz DRAW Crazy Boy & Joe Lider [AAA TAG]
3) Gran Apache & Super Fly b Laredo Kid & Super Calo [losers advance, pi]
4) Super Fly b Super Calo [mask]
5) Fuerza Guerrera b Juventud Guerrera [street]
6) Alberije, El Elegido, Super Porky b Alan Stone, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
7) Head Hunter I, Rikishi, Ron Killings, Sabu b La Parka Jr., Latin Lover, the Animal, Zorro
8) Mesias L Kenzo Suzuki, Cibernetico, Chessman, Charly Manson, X-Pac [cage, hair]

I’m going to wait till Triple A or Super Lucha gives me official results before I do the results post, to save me from edits later. I’m still not sure about the tag title match. It’ll all end up in one place in the end.

An article that got picked up all over the place talks about AAA’s planned expansion in to the US. Not much new; I didn’t know Televisa didn’t want to produce the TV show in 2003. They list Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles and New York as cities where AAA will be going, but I’m not sure if they mean live events or if PPVs will just be available.

CMLL (SUN) 07/22 Arena Coliseo [cmll]
1) Astro Boy & Trueno vs Jeque & Messala
2) Lady Apache, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, Hiroka, Seductora
3) Fabian el Gitano, Leono, Tony Rivera vs Nosferatu, Satanico, Virus
4) Felino, Heavy Metal, La Mascara vs Emilio Charles Jr., Hirooki Goto, Okumura
5) Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Terrible, Villano III, Villano V
6) Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis [CMLL LH]

I know y’all said you don’t like this card, but I’m thrilled for that main event. Hopefully they’ll get more than 5 minutes this time. And the opener should be fine. It’s tougher defending the stuff in the middle, though building to Amapola/Marcela in a singles match should be fun.

Wagner’s been booked as a tecnico everywhere outside of Arena Mexico. He’s turned on Mistico when he’s teamed with him, but no one else. I think we’ll know if he’s a long term rudo by that finish (so there’s something redeemable about the match – or maybe it’s just build for Dos Caras Jr. versus Terrible for the Heavyweight Championship Of The World! I’m intrigued by the thought of that match too.

indy (SUN) 07/15 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Virtual X b Mercurio
2) Barba Roja & Hijo de Pirata Morgan b Aguila Extreme & Euforia (Monterrey)
3) Nygma, Picudo, Silver Cat b Chiva Rayada I, Iron, Ramses (Monterrey)
4) Aero Star, Nemesis AAA, Rey Cometa, Virtual X b ?, Alan, Polvo de Estrellas, Rey Infenral
5) Gran Hamada, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Antifaz, Hator, Monje Negro Jr.

indy (TUE) 07/17 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Rey Cazador vs Corazon Adicto
2) Konan Gay vs Borrico
3) Ejecutor vs Sika
4) Dr. Tormenta & Mr. Secuestro vs Chacos & Golden Boy
5) Pancho Tequila & Super Konan vs Konnan King & the Beast


CMLL (THU) 07/12 Arena Neza [Heri 99]
1) Cyber Black & Dr. Karonte Jr. b Super Camaleon & Super Tri
2) Súper Comando & Zayco b Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II
3) Astro Boy & Super Nova b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
4) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Maximo b Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro
5) Dos Caras Jr., La Máscara, Rey Bucanero b Atlantis, Eclipse, Olimpico

CMLL (THU) 07/19 Arena Neza [Heri 99]
1) Angus & Nakashima vs Federale I & Federale II
2) Fantasy & Pequeno Olimpico vs Pequeno Violencia & Pierrothito
3) Astro Boy & Sombra de Plata vs Caligula & Mesala
4) Fobia, Metalico, Tigre Blanco vs Arkangel, Hooligan, Loco Max
5) Dos Caras Jr., Maximo, Negro Casas vs Damian 666, Halloween, Terrible

IWRG (THU) 07/12 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Tortuguillo Ninja b Akuma
2) Macho II & Puma King b Celestial & Misterio Verde
3) Asesino Negro, Black Terry, Dr. Mortus b Ave Fenix, Kid Tiger, Star Boy
4) Kai, Ultraman Jr., Yamato DQ Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera, Tony Rivera
5) el Hijo Del Anibal, Máscara Sagrada, Negro Casas, Negro Navarro b Cien Caras Jr., Enfermero Jr., Hijo de Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

Black Terry attacked Fantasma de la Opera, wanting a shot at the Welterweight title. Mascara Sagrada & Negro Navarro want a shot at Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Hijo de Cien Caras’s tag titles. Mascara Sagrada & Negro Navarro want a shot, got that? Okay, look at this:

IWRG (THU) 07/19 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Misterio Verde & Tortugillo Ninja vs Macho II & Rockero del Diablo
2) Kai, Sasaki, Yamato vs 911, AK47, Fierro [EdM TRIOS]
3) Fantasma de la Opera vs Black Terry [IWRG IC WELTER]
4) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Suicida vs Cyborg, Guardia, Xibalba [IWRG IC TRIOS]
5) Hijo de Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs Hijo de Pierroth & Pierroth [IWRG IC TAG]

Pierroth != Negro Navarro. That’s a lot of title matches. Mexico State trios are vacant going into that match. Los Cerebros/Suicida are the Trios champs. Fantasma de la Opera turned tecnico and the Japanese turned rudo since the last time we really got weekly info on this group.

In Guadalajara, Dr. Wagner Jr. did retain the UWA World Heavyweight Championship.

CMLL AZTECA (WED) 07/25 Arena Xalapa Lineup [El Sol de Xalapa]
1) Jaguar, Linterna Verde vs Guerrero del Infierno, Soldado Anonimo
2) Samuray, Gabriel o Gabriela vs Perro Mocho Jr., Rey Garfio Jr.
3) Dark Angel, Luna Magica vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
4) La Sombra, Valiente, Stuka Jr. vs Nitro, Dr. X, Skandalo
5) Mistico, Ultimo Guerrero vs Averno, Dr. Wagner Jr. [pi]

That’s going to suck for Mistico. Article is actually more about the people who run the arena talking about how things have improved much lately (since a negative article about the arena.)

In Notimex, Wagner and UG crow about winning the tag team titles. Mask vs Mask challenge, check. Full show recap from Notimex is here.

El Sol de Tijuana writes about the intimate atmosphere of the VIP Tijuana show.

Daily eSdSLP AAA show article.

05/13: Mexico, VIP, TV notes


CMLL (FRI) 05/11 Arena Mexico [superluchas, ESTO]
1) Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus b Brillante, Leono, Stuka Jr.
2) Averno, Black Warrior, Mephisto b Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
3) Último Guerrero b Dr. Wagner Jr., Dos Caras Jr., Sagrado, Atlantis, Lizmark Jr., Rey Bucanero, Olímpico, Marco Corelone, Jushin Liger, Alex Koslov, Último Dragón, Hirooki Goto, Minoru Suzuki, Pierroth, Shigeo Okumura [Gran Prix, ciber]

It did indeed turn out to be a ciberentico, and 45 minute one at that. As seems to be the more common practice of late, most everything before the first elimination was cut out on TV. Ocampo has the elimination order, and the story points were

– Sagrado replaced Shocker (no explaination no show yet again). They seemed to give Sagrado the push they would’ve given Shocker, lasting to the final three over much usual higher profile guys. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to continue this trend – I think I’d like to see a summer long Sagrado/Ultimo feud as much as the proposed Shocker/Ultimo one, and I’m not sure there’s much of a difference in drawing power at this point.
– Alex and Atlantis got the token double elimination, so they may still be tied to each other for future matches.
– Ultimo and Rey teamed up a bit before Rey got tossed
– Minoru Suzuki got DQed on interference (Takayama came in and helped put the boots to Ultimo); no surprise the Triple Crown champ wasn’t taking a pinfall here
– Corelone pinned Dos after the Superman dive, and they teased that as future feud
– Liger pinned three men (Rey, the Doc, Sagrado) but was beaten by Ultimo Guerrero via Guerrero Special for the win.

Ultimo’s the first two time winner and first back to back winner. I think this means he’s entitled a shot at Open the Dream Gate championship, but please note only I think that.

The feud that was set up out of all this was…Negro Casas vs Black Warrior. Not sure why no Ephesto, except they needed Warrior in there to start a quickie hair match, which somehow came out of an otherwise unremarkable semimain. No date was announced, so I’m somewhat iffy on this, but from the reports and CMLL’s news update on it, we’re evidently supposed to take this seriously.

Opener was said to be good. It looks like Virus may have an alliance with the newest Infernals.

VIP (SAT) 05/12 Roots Magic Club [ESTO]
1) King Fish, Leon Guerrero, Super Nino b Black Heart, Halcon Guerrero, La Mosca
2) Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul, Coco Rojo b Axxel, Caramelo, Super Muneco
3) Negro Navarro & Solar I DRAW Black Terry & Mano Negra
4) Blue Demon Jr., El Dandy, Último Dragón b Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V

Odd sounding show – it reads as if either the commissioners want to enforce their powers on smaller shows, or there was just strangess. The Cocos came out for their match wearing their masks, and the comissioner demanded them to take off their masks (and they did.) Villano III wore his mask out for his match, and the same thing happened. I dunno. Dandy and Villano III ran in after the third match to demand to be in the next maestro match, and this led to a classic style tournament being announced for a future show.

Next Week’s Cards

CMLL (TUE) 05/15 Arena Coliseo
1) Pequeno Olimpico & Tzuki vs Fire & Sombrita
2) Danger, Sombra de Plata, Trueno vs Arkangel, Dr. X, Jeque
3) Fabian el Gitano, Ogun, Valiente vs Hijo de Pierroth, Ohara, Okumura
4) Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas vs Misterioso II, Texano Jr., Virus
5) Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr., Marco Corelone vs Averno, Black Warrior, Mephisto

I’m good with this not being taped. This is the first time NJPW tag partners Negro and Texano will oppose each other.

CMLL (FRI) 05/18 Arena Mexico
1) Mini Fantasy & Ultimo Dragonicto vs Pequeno Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sugeith vs Dark Angel, Diana la Cazadora, Marcela
3) Minoru, Takayama, Terrible vs Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Ultimo Dragon
4) Hijo de Perro Aguayo vs Negro Casas, Felino, Tarzan Boy, Mephisto, Maximo, Alex Koslov, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr., Mascara Purpura [LdP, ciber]
5) Dr. Wagner vs Atlantis

I don’t like the tecnicos chances in the tercera. We’ll break down the Cibernetico later in the week, but I will note here that I expect Mistico to get pulled from the 05/25 cibernetico, much like Atlantis was last year.

CMLL (SUN) 05/20 Arena Coliseo
1) Astro Boy & Sensei vs Polvora & Vaquero
2) Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metalico, Tony Rivera vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Brillante, Mascara Purpura, Mictlan vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Felino, La Mascara, Maximo vs Ephesto, Hijo de Pierroth, Pierroth
5) Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero vs Hirooki Goto, Minoru, Takayama

Whichever show gets stuck with the semimain is the loser for sure. Note Virus teaming up with his new boys, and I believe it was Robert who noted it’s Euforia and Brillante should’ve worked previously, having started in the same area.

TV Round Up

AAA airings were as expected.

05/06: Dark Angel, India Sioux, Sahori b Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
05/11: Averno, Black Warrior, Mephisto b Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
05/11: Gran Prix

05/04: Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico b La Máscara, Mictlán, Virus
05/06: Dr. Wagner Jr., Marco Corelone, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Olímpico, Tarzan Boy

05/06: Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico b Felino, Mictlán, Tony Rivera
05/06: Alex Koslov, Neutrón (though the show open lists Maximo), Último Dragón b Mephisto, Misterioso II, Virus

Feature for both shows was various bits from the Lucha Libre Expo, but FSE started with a Warrior clip and GdR started with Mistico talking about his injury. Haven’t had a chance to watch any of the shows indepth yet.


CMLL: Gran Prix highlights.

AAA: Sect vs Mexican Powers from Oaxaca

IWRG’s site is still down.

02/26: Coliseo, Solidaridad, VIP, Magazines


CMLL (SUN) 02/25 Arena Coliseo [ovacopmes]
1) Polvora & Vaquero b Molotov & Sombra de Plata
2) Caligula, Hooligan, Messala b Danger, Starman, Stuka Jr.
3) Leono, Sagrado, Virus DQ Arkangel, Mogur, Nitro
4) Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Rey Bucanero b Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
5) Black Warrior, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero b Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr.

Leono faked a foul from Mogur to draw the DQ. Ultimo got Wagner clean in the main event.

indy (SUN) 02/25 Arena Solidaridad [lemejordelucha]
1) Aguila, Hunter Jr., Norteno Jr. b Mini Gato Volador, Mini Venum, Mni Hator
2) Dranzer, Eclipse (Monterrey), Escrabod b Black Soul, Coco Rayaho, Mitsunori
3) Diluvio Negro I, Eros 69, Monje Negro b Apolo Estrada, Diluvio Negro I, Estrella Dorada Jr.
4) Diluvio Negro II b Silver King [UWA JLH]
5) Gato Volador b Vaquero Romo [hair]
6) Atlantis, Blue Demon Jr., Marco Corleone b La Park, Negro Casas, Shocker

Cerebro Negro won the IWRG Welterweight Championship in the main event relevos incredible on Sunday, which is incredible because he wasn’t supposed to be in this match. So he won a hair and a title in a week.

Jesus Perez Rodriguez, a lucha and boxing promoter in Aguascalientes for the last 65 years, passed away on 02/23. He was 91. (El Sol Del Centro)

Mundo De Hoy articles about VIP:
mask match announcement, promoters explain they want to work with everyone and just happen to not have CMLL guys this time. They also explain how they’re much better wrestling than WWE.
Super Muneco vows to retire if he loses his mask. That ain’t happening. Super Muneco explains how the feud started in AAA – Coco Rojo won the first 175 matches, and then Super Muneco won one.
Coco Rojo does not make that same vow. He’s (saying he’s) 39 and figures he could wrestler to 45 or 50. Coco Rojo sets this up as a battle between the 90s (him) vs the 80s (Muneco), which I don’t know is a good thing for ’07.

Both the participants were asked about the WWE; there seems to be an idea that they’re in competition with those WWE shows despite being two weeks before them.

El Salvador.com has a story about the small lucha scene in San Salvador – basically, one arena with weekly shows. There’s another article briefly discussing the history of lucha libre in San Salvador, talking a lot about local wrestler Rayman – he’s either Max Linares or suspiciously claims the same background as the original Rayo de Jalisco.

Luchas 2000 357 has Marco and Alex as smilin’ tecnicos
Super Luchas 201 teases Mistico/Perro
Box Y Lucha 2807 teases Mistico/Perro

Univision is settling a fine with FCC over not broadcasting the required amount of children’s programming for a stretch (they put kids in a telenovela instead). Taking care of this fine will allow the Univision sale to be completed, so it’s another domino falling.

02/22: Coliseo, IWRG, Tijuana, Monterrey,


CMLL (TUE) 02/20 Arena Coliseo Results [cmll]
1) Mini Fantasy, Mini Olimpico b Mini Violencia, Sombrita
2) Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Ramstein b Astro Boy, Explosivo, Trueno
3) Stuka Jr., Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metalico b Dr. X, Loco Max, Mr. Mexico
4) Felino, Mictlan, Ogun b Emilio Charles Jr., Misterioso II, Okumura
5) Black Warrior, Mascara Ano 2000, Universo 2000 b Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr.

Ramstein and Astro Boy were tearing masks in their match.

The Marco/Alex/Rey vs Atlantis/Ultimo/Universo Arena Mexico semifinal is now listed as a Relevos Increible – I don’t remember that being there when the lineups went up. Maybe not a tecnico turn?

Hijo del Santo says he was contacted by WWE, but turned down the offer because he wanted to remain an independent. He may not return to Arena Mexico until late in the year,, he thinks it’s far too soon to compare Mistico to his father – Mistico’s got to make some movies first. Santo says his Cartoon Network show is for 15 episodes. (Ovaciones)

Ovaciones also has an updated lineup for today’s IWRG card:

IWRG (THU) 02/22 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Mr. Randal vs Volcan Negro
2) Antaris, Kai, Yamato vs Black Jaguar, Black Stone, Vampiro Metalico
3) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde vs Macho II, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Freelance vs Avisman [IWRG IC WELTER]
5) Bestia Salvaje vs Villano III, Electroshock, Black Pentagon, El Dandy, Hijo del Diablo, Fantasma de la Opera, Suicida [hair, mask, IWRG IC MIDDLE]

The whole undercard changed – maybe Nosawa and Kaz can’t make it now and they shuffled everything else. That title match was originally scheduled for Sunday. That match got changed to a tag match with hair and the title on the line, adding Black Terry and Suicida – guess he isn’t losing his hair tonight.

Does “Mr. Randal” have some dramatic meaning in Mexico? Such an odd name for a wrestler.

WWA (FRI) 02/23 Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno Lineup [Sol de Tijuana]
1) Angel Negro Jr., Silver Star vs Thunder Mask, Thunderbird
2) Depredador, Fobia, King Azteca vs Black Spider, Rubi Gardenia, Super Astro
3) Blue Demon Jr. vs Dos Caras Jr., Espectro Jr., Hijo de Rey Misterio, Infierno, Mil Mascaras, Olimpico, Coco Rojo, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Tinieblas, Super Muneco, Volador Jr. [mask]

This was the show I was thinking of last week. It’s Espectro or Infierno, right? Right.

indy (TUE) 02/20 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
2) Corazon Adicto b Burrito
3) Golden Boy b Black Diamond
4) Pancho Tequila b Hijo de Senor Tormenta
5) Humberto Garza Jr. & Ultraman Jr. b Medico Asesino Jr. & Potro Jr.
6) Konan Big b Vudu

The next VIP card is supposed to be announced tomorrow (Ovaciones); Coco Rojo/Super Muneco for the masks has been rumored (which means they’re not losing in Tijuana.) Over on Superluchas, Migrejok responds to responses about a column critical of the VIP concept.

Box Y Lucha 2806 has Mistico, Televisa Deportes winner.

CMLL and Mexico Secretary of Health are partnering in a campaign against tuberculosis. Atlantis and Damian spoke at a clinic about the condition. Even rudos are against infectious diseases. (Ovaciones – pretty good day for them.)

La Presna has a basic preview of the 02/22 AAA TV taping.

Has Kenzo jumped to AAA? They’re always looking for more members of the Foreign Legion. I would put him ahead of Head Hunter I.