LuchaWorld Monthly September 2010
This Month’s features…
KRISZ’S NEWS & NOTES:
CMLL announced that Averno, Hijo del Texano, & Mephisto will get new title belts with the name being CMLL Historic Lt. Heavyweight, Middleweight, & Welterweight titles and the old belts were being retired.
La Peste Negra expanded as Rey Bucanero is now the 4th member of the group telling everyone that he has left Los Guerreros because they wanted Olimpico to return and he didn’t. Mr. Niebla then mentioned that his body rejected the original implant he had in his knee so he had to get additional surgery to replace it.
Lady Apache has been missing from shows lately and the reason why has been confirmed as she announced in August that she is pregnant. Her husband is Electroshock for those of you that don’t know.
Dr. Wagner Jr. was asked about the recording that Silver Kain played at Verano de Escandalo that featured their father saying that SK was the better of the two sons and he said that he simply can’t believe it. Doc said that the tape was obviously edited because he would never say one was better than the other and he has no doubts in his mind regarding that. Doc said that his father is his idol and strives to be like him every day so this was just another of the dirty tricks by his brother to put a wedge in their relationship. Doc said that he isn’t afraid to fight his brother and would make him pay for his treachery soon.
La Legion Extranjera invaded a Smashing Pumpkins concert on 8/26 in Mexico City which was being taped for various MTV networks with Alex Koslov leading the attack on lead singer Billy Corgan on stage. Koslov, Hernandez, & Decnis showed up got on the mic and Koslov told Corgan that their music is horrible and demanded that they stop the concert which Corgan brushed off so they attacked him. Hernandez had him ready for a Border Toss Extreme Tiger, El Mesias, & La Parka Jr. showed up to make the save. This was quite the spectacle.
Alex Koslov made an appearance on WWE Smackdown! on the show that aired on August 27th in a match against Alberto Del Rio. He wrestled under the name “Carlos Sanchez”. Alex Koslov will be heading to WWE’s developmental group in Florida. We wish him all the best!
CMLL 77TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW – LA SOMBRA WINS!
The rise of La Sombra continued on September 3rd when he took the mask of Olimpico in CMLL’s biggest event of the year. That is now two mask victories in 2010 as he won the mask of Felino at the Dos Leyendas show earlier in the year. At only 20, La Sombra has already accomplished a number of things in his career and may already be the best all-around performer in CMLL. He’s won big matches in CMLL, held numerous titles, and had a very good showing for New Japan’s Best of the Super Junior Tournament.
While La Sombra continues to rise up the CMLL ladder, Olimpico may have seen his last big money match. He hasn’t been the same wrestler since suffering an injury years ago and then adding a ton of weight that made him even slower. He left CMLL in late 2008 and spent about one and half years on the independent circuit, wrestling primarily for Perros Del Mal. He spent the latter portion of his time letting everyone know how much he regretted his decision to leave CMLL and begged them to come back. When the invasion angle began, he quickly jumped at the chance to return. Upon his return, he kissed the ring at Arena Mexico, thankful for coming back. He’ll have a place in the promotion moving forward, but he’s probably in that upper mid-card level now.
5. Steel Cage Match where the loser must unmask: La Sombra eliminated Olimpico who unmasked as Joel Bernal Galicia, 45 years old, with 19 years experience from Distrito Federal. Order of Elimination: Averno/Mephisto/Ephesto/Histeria/Alebrije/Mr. Niebla/Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero/Volador Jr./Mistico/Psicosis/Olimpico. Alebrije & Histeria tried to come back but were thwarted by Atlantis & UG then you had Olimpico & Psicosis turning on each other as they tried to leave the cage with Psicosis keeping Olimpico inside.
The cage match was described as being better than most other cage matches. Mistico has complained about how going to cage matches or multi-person masks or hair matches is killing off business as fans want to see rivalries. I tend to agree with Mistico on this, but he also tends to think he should be the one working those said matches as well. If you could get a great singles rivalry and give it a conclusion at one of the four big CMLL events, that would be great, but we live in an era were promoters will book the same matches a lot and with the way the economy is, you don’t get guys leaving a promotion to head to another that easily.
If the idea is that the CMLL guys are going to take the masks off the Invasores, having multi-person matches makes sense as none of the masked Invasores is a main event caliber guy who in a singles match would draw a larger crowd to Arena Mexico. I do think if they put say Psicosis/Histeria/Maniaco in a masks vs. hair match against a solid trio and have them feud for more than just 2 weeks, that would draw as it would kind of be a battle of CMLL’s traditional style vs. the Antonio Pena-era of AAA. Perhaps a Psicosis/Histeria/Maniaco vs. La Sombra/Mascara Dorada/Mistico match. I don’t think Alebrije should lose his mask. He’s the one guy I’d probably stick with using that gimmick. Maybe change it up if the AAA legal issue can’t get resolved.
The rest of the show results:
1. Dark Angel/Luna Magica/Marcela beat Amapola/Princesa Blanca/Princesa Sugei
2. Angel de Oro/Delta/Stuka Jr. defeated Arkangel de la Muerte/Escandalo/Polvora
3. Blue Panther/La Mascara/Mascara Dorada beat El Poder Mexica (Dragon Rojo/Misterioso II/Sangre Azteca)
4. La Peste Negra (Felino/Negro Casas/Rey Bucanero) defeated Mr. Aguila/Charly Manson/Hector Garza with Rey challenging Manson to a hair match afterwards and Negro challenging Aguila but he told him that he wasn’t going to risk his beautiful mohawk.
ESPANTO II PASSES AWAY (written by Kris Zellner)
Fernando Cisneros Carillo more famously known as Espanto II died yesterday in Gomez Palacio after an undisclosed illness. Espanto II was born on August 25, 1932 in Torreon and was a weightlifter before his brother convinced him to go into wrestling which he would in 1952 under the name of La Furia then becoming Toro Cisneros. It wasn’t long though before he would hook up with childhood friend Espanto I (Jose Eusebio Vazquez) to form Los Espantos and even though they weren’t blood brothers, they were just as tight. The local promoter for Ciudad Juarez who was Carlos “Gorilla” Ramos gave them the gimmick and they made their debut as a team on January 24, 1961 and they would start a streak of 34 consecutive wins on the Tuesday shows at Arena Mexico before moving to the Friday shows which was rare because back then you had to go from Tuesday to Sunday to Friday but they were so good they skipped Sunday all together. Los Espantos would soon form a partnership with El Santo that was successful until a violent breakup took place on June 22, 1962 when during a match against Rayo de Jalisco, Rito Romero, & Henry Pilusso, Espanto II attacked Santo and beat him bloody but also got bloodied in his own right and this started a long feud with Santo. They would take the Mexican National Tag Titles from Santo & Rayo in 1966 and in this time period they feuded with all the big stars around the world even Lou Thesz who would come in as the NWA champion and they faced him & Blue Demon at Arena Mexico and with Huracan Ramirez at Arena Puebla in matches that Espanto II would call the best of his career. Espanto II would lose his mask though against Ruben Juarez on September 6, 1963 at Arena Mexico but that didn’t effect his name as along with his partners who would all lose their masks soon thereafter even bigger stars. The original Espantos would have their last match as a team on May 30, 1968 in Monterrey as after the match, Espanto I was killed in a barroom brawl by the owner of the bar in what was the worst timing for everyone as the Espantos were scheduled to start a world tour in June going all over Europe & Japan. Espanto II was offered to go alone but he wouldn’t and couldn’t do it in honor of his best friend. This devastated Espanto II and he decided to scale back wrestling to only the northern parts of Mexico throughout the 70’s until he had his retirement match against Gran Hamada in 1979 in Monterrey. Descanse en Paz Espanto II
CMLL 2010 ROSTER BREAKDOWN
Perhaps no other wrestling promotion in the world has the amount of talented performers within their roster like CMLL currently has. When looking over the full roster which also includes local wrestlers who work almost exclusively in Puebla and Guadalajara, CMLL has over 200 wrestlers available to them. With such a deep roster, CMLL at times seems to reap from the benefits from so much talent and at other times it feels like they have too many wrestlers. At some points its great to have this amount of depth, especially when there’s injuries or if they need to fill out a cage match or a tournament (two things CMLL is doing often nowadays). At times it feels like some guys are just stuck in the same spot for so long that it hurts them from having any type of upward movement in the promotion.
So what better thing to do than to rundown and take a look at some of the wrestlers currently in CMLL.
THE BIG FOUR: Mistico, La Sombra, Volador Jr. & Mascara Dorada
In the past, you had Mistico and everyone else. There would be main events without him, but if he was anywhere on the card, you just knew he was the top star. In the last 2 years, CMLL has really gotten behind elevating some younger talent and they earmarked La Sombra, Volador Jr. and Mascara Dorada.
- Mistico – The top tecnico (babyface) in CMLL. He gets mixed crowd reaction as he’s still popular with kids and some adults, but he’s drawn the ire of the rudo fans, who are the loudest fans attending CMLL shows. Early in 2010, it looked like Mistico was going to move on to the rudo side, when CMLL put the kibosh on the turn. In some ways, Mistico’s complaints of late may have more to do with him not being given a run as a rudo and also the fact that this year CMLL has been giving three other wrestlers a chance to move up to his level.
- Volador Jr. – Mistico’s former teammate in the trio Super Sky Team along with La Sombra. Initially, when the Mistico rudo turn occurred earlier in the year, he was the tecnico going against Mistico. When Mistico’s rudo turn was stopped, CMLL kept their feud going. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when Volador Jr. was the one that CMLL decided to turn rudo and he’s done a good job. One of the bigger issues in the past 2 years (or at least since Perro Jr. left) was a lack of a top level rudo that the fans would either really hate or in the bizarro world of pro wrestling, would like and Volador Jr. seems to be that guy for CMLL. He had prior experience as a rudo having worked on that side while in Nuevo Leon.
- La Sombra – Despite being younger than Volador Jr. and Mistico, La Sombra might actually be the more well-rounded worker or at least the one more willing to adapt to other people. La Sombra’s recent trip to Japan really showed he could have good matches against a vast array of opponents. He’s currently the #2 tecnico in CMLL and he’s won two of the bigger matches of the year by taking the masks of both Felino and Olimpico.
- Mascara Dorada – The most spectacular of the big four with his high-flying, death-defying moves. Started off slowly in CMLL and really didn’t look like much when he first donned the new gimmick (previously known as Metallik). This being pro wrestling, most promotions would have waved the white towel and given up on him, despite him being talented and its possible he could have been stuck in the mid-card for years. However, CMLL went the opposite direction with Mascara Dorada and placed him in matches with veterans like Felino, Negro Casas and Virus. He’s spent the past year feuding with Negro Casas and also made his first tour of Japan with more to come. He’s won numerous titles too. He’s a solid #3 tecnico in CMLL now.
Since CMLL runs so many shows and some of their wrestlers work for other promoters throughout the country, as well as trips outside of Mexico, they have a revolving door of guys who work main event matches. However, when you go through that list of main event guys you can still notice the difference in how they’re presented to the fans. You’ve got your obvious big four that I wrote about and then you have what are the headliners, top stars or main eventers followed by a next tier of guys who pop up in main events, but are mostly semi-main eventers.
Here’s my list of the headliners:
- Ultimo Guerrero – The CMLL World Heavyweight Champion. Hasn’t really had a stand-out 2010 and he’s been more in the background with the top rivalries revolving around Mistico, La Sombra and Volador Jr. He has had title defenses against Hector Garza and Shocker and he’s still in main event matches, but it just hasn’t felt like he’s done anything special this year.
- Averno – Averno’s been part of the 2 top angles in CMLL with him being one of the instigators in the Mistico vs. Volador Jr. rivalry were he teamed with Mistico earlier in the year and when they had matching masks, it looked like we were going to get a pretty bad ass rudo team. Once CMLL squashed that it, Averno still worked main event matches, but he also was matched against other young luchadores like La Mascara and Mascara Dorada. He’s also been involved in the CMLL vs. Invasores feud.
- Hector Garza – I like Garza as a tecnico, but he’s even better as a rudo were he can work in his “innocent” gimmick and it comes off even better on a rudo. CMLL’s rudo side the past year or two had an issue were they didn’t have a really charismatic guy to be the lead guy. Most of the current rudos are solid workers, but didn’t have the main event appeal that someone like Garza or in the case of Mistico (turn squashed immediatley) and Volador Jr. have. He joined Los Invasores when the group lacked a true main event leader and he’s been great for them.
- Negro Casas – Casas is a master of finding ways of staying on top even when it looks like he’s about to go down, he somehow gets himself back into a main event position. Now he’s become an effective rudo working with some of CMLL’s up-and-coming young tecnicos and has gotten credit for helping Mascara Dorada and a few others improve in the ring. He’s also involved in the CMLL vs. Invasores feud with the other members of La Peste Negra. While Mr. Niebla is the de-facto leader of that group, with him being erratic in showing up, Casas has done a great job of keeping that group relevant and continuing with the gimmick.
- Strongman – He’s been a main eventer since he showed up in CMLL and tossed a few chairs, carried some luchadoras and minis on his arms and pulled a bus. He’s been kept strong and not exposed due to working mainly trios matches and against smaller wrestlers, who have done a great job bumping around for him. Strongman has also taken the similar route that Mark Jindrak did were he’s been more than willing to learn the style, including doing planchas off the tope rope, and found ways to implement some of what he does well into his matches. Plus, it helps that he’s the only guy that looks like he does in the promotion.
- Mr. Niebla – He’s got two things going for him right now, his mask and a great gimmick with La Peste Negra. With all the issues he’s had with CMLL from no-showing events, to disappearing for stretches of time, etc., you would think there would be a risk of him being shown the door. La Peste Negra gimmick has really kept him in a position that in 2010, he probably shouldn’t be in.
- Shocker – He’s in a similar situation and has had the same issues in CMLL that Mr. Niebla has had with the no-showing and other things just popping up and suddenly disappearing. He’s also shown more of a decline in the ring. He’s someone who is in danger of slipping into the next category of CMLL wrestlers.
- Felino – Dropped his mask to La Sombra early in the year, but like his brother, has kept himself on top by working with the younger tecnicos and unlike others who might have dropped their masks over the years and regressed, Felino’s look suits La Peste Negra’s dirty gimmick.
- Atlantis – A legend and a staple in CMLL’s main event scene. He’s still in terrific shape and is still capable of having good matches. He should be near the top up until he finally decides to put his mask on the line.
- Jushin Liger – Whenever he travels to Mexico, he’s pretty much a lock to be a main eventer as he’s held in pretty high regard. He’s also one of the few wrestlers sent in by New Japan who is capable of working lucha libre style immediately. He’s also shown a ton of personality in CMLL this year as he’s not only done great promos, but he’s shown a few dance moves. Probably the best thing to come out of the New Japan-CMLL working agreement.
- Mephisto – Part of Los Hijos del Averno and the long-time tag team partner of Averno. He works primarily main events and semi-main events for CMLL. Has held numerous titles. He’ll likely continue in the same position he’s at.
Second-tier headliners are guys who’ll sometimes work main events when someone isn’t around or if they’re in a smaller venue, but are mostly thought of as upper mid-card wrestlers. Group consists of guys who can now see their best days in their rear-view window, some guys who already work main events but are still on the outside of that group, and some guys who are slowly rising into that group or could very well be in that mix if given a chance right now.
- Ray Mendoza Jr. (Villano V) – Whenever he shows up on a CMLL card he’s still in this mix mostly due to his name and family history. Has seen his better days pass him by.
- Maximo – Usually works main events in trios matches, but he’s been used on a few shows this year in main event singles matches at Arena Mexico and in Guadalajara. Part of the Alvarado family (Los Brazos), so that tends to work in his favor. It also probably helps that he’s the only exotico in CMLL, so his character is completely different from everyone else.
- Misterioso II – Part of the Poder Mexica trio. He’s usually in upper mid-card matches as high as the semi-main event. It would be interesting if CMLL would team him with Volador Jr. to bring back old memories, but I doubt they’d do it. “El Rey del Yoghurt” looks like he’s solidified his spot within the promotion.
- Sangre Azteca -He carries himself like a main eventer, but it feels like he’s reached the highest point he can reach in CMLL despite being one of the guys who gets booked to appear outside of Mexico as he’s traveled to Europe and Japan in the past. The leader of Poder Mexica and that trio works primarily in upper mid-card matches.
- Ephesto – Part of Los Hijos del Averno and a semi-main eventer. He’s the low man in the Hijos del Averno totem pole as he’s a good worker, but stays more in the background. As long as he’s part of this group, he should be in the same position.
- Valiente – He’s an upper mid-carder, but he’s been working more semi-main events this year. One of the more exciting and better wrestlers in Mexico. His leaner look might have contributed to his push up the ladder and its helped him in the ring as well as he hasn’t missed some of his signature spots as often as he did before.
- Stuka Jr. – He’s probably the ideal guy to move up on the tecnico side to work in main event trios matches alongside any combination of Mistico, La Sombra and Mascara Dorada, but CMLL seems to have about 3-4 other guys they’d rather go to among the younger guys followed by the usual cast of veterans. The good news is he’s in semi-main events and has performed well.
- Toscano – He’s possibly the one guy in CMLL who will get fans to start channel surfing when he’s in a match on TV. He’s been pretty awful in the ring.
- La Mascara – One of CMLL’s top tecnicos. He’s in that near main event level mix. Works main event trios matches and holds the trios titles with La Sombra and Mascara Dorada. He’s benefited from working with several veteran rudos over the past year.
- Hijo del Fantasma – Similar to La Mascara in that he’s near that main event mix. He also helped his cause by being able to speak multiple languages, which has helped him when touring outside of Mexico (primarily Europe).
- Terrible – Teams regularly with Texano Jr. and both are in the mix of being somewhere between main and semi-main event status. Terrible relies more on his persona and look, but as a tag team they’ve done well and have toured Japan in the past and will be making their way there again in the near future.
- Texano Jr. – Is in the same position as teammate, El Terrible. Looked like he was going to move ahead of him after last year’s push, but it kind of feels like he’s tapered off at the current position he’s in. You always feel like he and Terrible could do a little more than they usually do. It might be due to CMLL focusing more on other things.
- Rayo de Jalisco Jr. – He returned this year and he’s in that main and semi-main event level. CMLL could make money off a Rayo vs. Atlantis mask match, but I doubt Rayo would drop his mask and I don’t think CMLL would really want Atlantis losing his mask to Rayo.
- Blue Panther – He’s still highly regarded as a “maestro” and still is a very good worker. However, without the mask you see he’s an older guy and its had an effect on how people view him. His days of working a big main event singles program are pretty much gone.
- Brazo de Plata (RotoPorky) – Lost a ton of weight this year. However, he’d older and slower. Might be better served if he were used like Rusher Kimura was in the ’90s in All Japan.
- Dragon Rojo Jr. – He has the bodybuilder look that CMLL likes. He’s part of the upper card trio of Poder Mexica. He’s shown some improvement over the past 2 years in the ring.
- Psicosis II – He’s really been the one invader that’s upped his game in CMLL. He’s worked main events and held his own as one of the leaders of Los Invasores, which is something that I don’t think anyone thought he could do. He’s a mid-card caliber guy who’s really doing a great job and has been placed in that upper mid-card/semi-main event cast.
- Mr. Aguila -He’s in the main event group. When he’s motivated he’s in that first level of headliners, but mostly he’s in the second level as he tends to slack off at times. He has the tendency of having really good 2-3 month runs every year. He makes a great number 2 guy to Garza.
- Olimpico – He’s somwhere between Shocker and Toscano. A guy who’s kind of just there. Dropping his mask was a nice pay day and it helped elevate La Sombra. Losing the mask hasn’t had a major effect on him since he really hasn’t done much the past couple of years.
- Charly Manson – He went from looking near-death his final year in AAA to a guy who seems motivated and reborn in CMLL. However he still has a contract with Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors and might want to keep that handy since he’s a guy who at the moment CMLL could get a lot out of, but once he drops his hair, he could be left out in the cold.
- Oriental – He seems to be gone already. In his brief time in CMLL though and in the past couple of non-CMLL shows (Masked Warriors and Viva La Lucha PPV) I’ve seen him on, he’s really not looked as good as he did in the past. Dropped his mask to Mistico and has apparently moved on. As far as were he’d stand in CMLL. There’s so many guys who have looked better than him this year, he’d definitely be in the mid-card, which oddly enough was about the same spot he was in when he first left CMLL over a decade ago.
- Monsther – He could be gone to. Might be the one Invasor who might not even be a mid-card guy in CMLL. He seemed to be working too high on the card.
- Maniaco – He’s also another one that appears to be gone. I liked him going back to his time with Los Vatos Locos. I think he’d be a good mid-card guy, but CMLL has so much talent on their roster that I could see why he wasn’t used as much. I still like the idea of a Vipers type quartet working in the midcard against some of the younger tecnicos.
- Histeria – He’s worked pretty high up on the card and he’s the guy everyone seems to pick as the likeliest one of the masked Invasores to drop his mask. In fact Dorian Roldan’s picked him a few times. He’s a guy who’d be acceptable in CMLL’s mid-card cast, but with him being a part of the Invasores angle, he’s worked a few main events and is probably in that second-tier of headliners. If that angle was done, he’d either be a full-time independent or he’d settle in the midcard.
- El Alebrije – I’ve always found him to be a bit underrated by most fans as he gets overshadowed by Cuije and he kind of got grouped in with all the bad workers in AAA due to him usually being in bad matches. I think he’s ok and has a great gimmick. I think he’s somewhere between a semi-main event and tercera type of guy. He’d be a great fit if CMLL did special attraction matches.
- Máscara Año 2000 , Universo 2000 – Both seem to be in and out of CMLL. They’ll always have a higher spot on lineups due to name recognition.
This is really were CMLL separates themselves from other wrestling promotions. They have a lot of depth in the mid-card with guys who are either on their way up, stuck in mid-card purgatory, placed in the right spot on the card, or in here with occasional appearances higher in the card.
- Angel Azteca Jr. -He works primarily the second of third match on the card and that’s about right for him at the moment given that there are a lot of tecnicos in that mix ahead of him.
- Angel de Oro , Angel de Plata – I think they’re two guys who will move up at some point. Along with Angel Azteca Jr. they’re a fun lower card trio. Angel de Oro was one more win away at the 2009 Gran Alternativa were he probably would have been placed higher on CMLL’s depth chart.
- Arkángel de la Muerte , Dr. X , Hooligan , Loco Max , Nitro , Skandalo , – Los Guerreros Tuareg are one of the primary rudo factions that works regularly in the mid-card. Their role is to get CMLL’s younger tecnicos to learn the ropes.
- Cancerbero , Raziel – Part of the Cancerberos faction. They’ve been a tag team for several years now. They’ve actually moved up a few spots as in the past they were mostly in openers and now they will usually work the third match on a card. Very talented duo.
- Delta – He had a similar run and chance to move up the ladder like Angel de Oro by reaching the Finals of the 2010 Gran Alternativa, but he’s still in the midcard. However, he’s shown some promise.
- Demus 3:16 – Formerly part of the minis division. Demus 3:16 won a tournament to earn the right to compete with the big boys. I see him reaching a similar level as Virus, but he’s probably going to have a hard time getting higher up on the card due to his size, which is the same thing that’s hurt Virus throughout his career. He’ll be in the mix working 3rd or 4th on the card matches.
- Diamante – He’s still at the stage were he misses a lot of spots, but he fits the current mold of what CMLL is looking for in their tecnicos. He’s probably a longer way from moving up due to the current depth of guys that are similar to him and still looking relative green in the ring.
- Euforia , Nosferatu -Formerly part of Los Infernales and now part of Los Cancerberos. These two are a regular tag team. Euforia seems to be the one of the two with a better shot at moving up.
- Fabian El Gitano – Dropping his mask probably puts an end to him ever moving up. However he’s still entrenched in CMLL’s midcard.
- Fuego – Frequent tag team partner of Stuka Jr. He primarily works in the second or third match of the card. Seems to have been passed over by a number of other tecnicos.
- Leono – Had his chance to climb up the card a few years ago and didn’t do well. He’s a good looking guy, but he really doesn’t do anything particularly well that would put him back in position to move up again. He’s either going to have to be satisfied being part of the midcard or possibly leave and see if he can get a shot with AAA.
- Metro – He’s the third guy to wrestle under this gimmick and is better than his predecessors. He’s close to semi-main event status, but is probably still more of an upper mid-card guy.
- Pegasso , Rey Cometa – They’ve been teammates going back to their days in AAA. In about the same position as they were in AAA working in the midcard. They’ve been passed over by some other young CMLL tecnicos. However, they tend to have fun trios matches when teaming with other CMLL tecnicos going against trios made up of Los Guerreros Tuareg or Los Cancerberos.
- Polvora – He has the body builder look that CMLL likes and won the torneo Gran Alternativa this year, teaming with Garza. Has moved up a bit and now works either the third or semi-main event match more frequently.
- Puma King , Tiger Kidd – Part of the Casas family. They’ve both shown some promise and have a bright future in CMLL.
- Rush – CMLL is rather high on him, so I wouldn’t be shocked that by 2011 he’ll be higher on the card on a far more regular basis. Two things holding him back are his lack of skills and his history of injuries. I’d be shocked if by 2011 he wasn’t challenging Ultimo Guerrero for the CMLL World Heavyweight Title.
- Sagrado – Part of the Alvarado family. He works primarily in third and semi-main event matches. Is placed at times too high since there are a few guys better than him that are still getting less of a push than him.
- Shigeo Okumura – Got a big push when Yujiro and Naito were in Mexico as the third member of the Japanese team. He tends to work higher on cards depending if New Japan sent in someone to work in Mexico. He’s usually a midcard guy.
- Vangelis – Has improved quite a bit since his days in AAA and from the time he came in to CMLL. He’s reached the upper mid-card working at times in semi-main event matches.
- Virus – One of the better workers in all of Mexico. Is considered a “maestro” in CMLL and has found himself to be one of the guys who is used to elevate a young CMLL wrestlers and he’s also a trainer. He was one of Mascara Dorada’s opponents that helped him get through some of the problems he had when he started in CMLL. Leader of Los Cancerberos. His size has always held him back from reaching the main event level.
- Yoshihashi – Had less of an impact than Taichi had in CMLL. Didn’t really do anything particularly memorable to warrant him ever coming back.
It’s a little too soon to tell on some of the lower card luchadores to figure out were they’re headed. A few are pretty much locked in opening matches, while others are just starting out. There’s also some who have experience, but just haven’t been around as long, so they’re lower on the card.
- Tigre Blanco – Wrestles infrequently since dropping his mask.
- Ramstein – He’s been around for a long time working opening matches in CMLL and it doesn’t appear that is going to change.
- Durango Kid – A long-time Southern California luchador, who once saved Vandal Drummond from spending an evening in Compton. Made his way into CMLL in mid-2009 and he’s been working opening and second matches since joining. I think he has a shot at moving up, but he’s no spring chicken and there are others he’d have to leapfrog over to move ahead of.
- Escorpion -Disappeared for much of 2010, but made his way back in August. He’s been working early card matches, but he’s shown some ability to climb higher on the card.
- Astro Boy -He’ll probably move up the card down the line as he’s related to a number of folks in CMLL with enough power to get him placed higher.
- Robin – Part of the Brazo/Alvarado family. Will most likely be moving up the card in the future.
- Bronco III -Tall, lanky luchador. Has shown some potential in the ring. He’s still pretty green in the ring, so its probably going to take some time for him to move up.
Others: Sensei, Apolo Estrada Jr., Starman, Inquisidor, Super Comando, Guerrero Maya Jr., Principe Valiente, Zayco, Artillero, Camorra, Apocalipsis, Disturbio, Cholo, Aereo, Bengala, Horus, Super Camaleon, Trueno, Freesbe, Metalico, Molotov, Semental, Rayo Tapatia I & II.
- Amapola – The top ruda in CMLL. One of the better female performers in the world. She’s held the CMLL Women’s Title since November 2007.
- Dalys La Caribeña – She’s the wife of Negro Casas, so you know that’s going to help her stick around. She’s still relatively new.
- Dark Angel – Splits her time between CMLL and TNA. Still very popular in Mexico.
- Goya Kong – I would expect her to move up within the division as she’s a third generation wrestler and that tends to bode well for others in CMLL. She’s currently on the tecnica side, but I think at some point she’ll find more success as a ruda.
- Hiroka – Out of action do to being pregnant.
- La Comandante – Formerly known as La Nazi. She’s more of a valet to Terrible and Texano Jr. nowadays, but still wrestles on a semi-regular basis.
- Lady Apache – Just announced recently that she was pregnant, so she’ll be out of action for awhile.
- Marcela – The other top tecnica in CMLL. She too is one of the better workers that can be found in women’s wrestling.
- Mima Shimoda – I wonder if she’s still searching for a Mexican boyfriend? Is usually just part of trios matches.
- Princesa Sujei – Part of the ruda faction known as Las Zorras with Princesa Blanca and Hiroka. Another very good worker in the women’s division.
- Tiffany – Part of the women invading CMLL as part of the “Invasoras”. She’s been in and out of wrestling of late, but she’s a good addition to CMLL’s women’s division as lately CMLL had been going with a lot of inexperienced women with poor results in terms of match quality. Tiffany’s a pretty good worker, so it should make some of the women’s trios watchable again.
- Princesa Blanca – She’s a much better overall performer as a ruda than she ever was as a tecnica. She’s not at the level of some of the top female workers in CMLL, but she carries herself really well as a ruda.
- Estrellita – She’s a late addition as she’s joining CMLL as part of the “Invasoras”. Not quite the worker that Tiffany is, but she’s better than some of the other women they’ve used of late.
Rest of Women: Star Fire, Silueta, Estrella Magica, La Seductora, Lluvia, Luna Magica, Yeska, Rosa Negra, Seuxis, Ayumi Kurihara
The minis division seems to be lacking in depth of late. In the past 2 years they’ve lost Pequeno Halloween, Mr. Aguilita, and now Demus 3:16 has been moved up to the regular-sized roster. It still features some really good minis like Mascarita Dorada, Pierrothito, and Bam Bam, but the bottom of the division is either too young or not very good.
- Bam Bam – He’s a very talented worker. He’s pretty much done everything in the minis division and is tall enough to work with the regular-sized roster. I suspect if CMLL holds another tournament to elevate a mini, he’ll be next in line.
- Mascarita Dorada – Awesome worker. Its a good thing CMLL backed away from severing ties with him after he worked an El Hijo del Santo show because without him and now with Demus 3:16 being elevated to the big leagues, this division would be in trouble.
- Tzuki – Sometimes he shows up and sometimes he doesn’t. Very talented, but he’s too unreliable. Rob Bihari has been planning on intervention for the li’l fella. Hopefully that works out.
- Ultimo Dragoncito – A long-time fixture in CMLL’s minis division. He’s very talented and is always fun to watch. He’s recovered well from severe burns he suffered while attempting to fix a furnace in 2009.
- Pequeño Violencia – With Demus 3:16 gone from the division, he’s been more of a regular of late.
- Pequeño Warrior – Talented rudo. Should probably be the mini rudo that moves up a spot with Demus 3:16 now in the big leagues.
- Pierrothito – Outstanding rudo and with Demus 3:16 no longer in the division, he’ll be the lead rudo amongst the minis.
Other Mini Luchadores: Saturno, Shockercito, Pequeño Universo 2000, Astral, Cisne, Nino de Acero, Pequeño Halcon, Pequeño Olimpico, Electrico, Fantasy
This is were CMLL separates itself from every other wrestling promotion in the world. They dominate the mascot scene. This past summer, the Miami Heat created a super team when they added Lebron James, Chris Bosh to their own star, Dwayne Wade. Well, guess were they got the idea from? That’s right, Pat Riley is a big lucha fan and noticed how Que Monito for years carried the mascot scene in CMLL. Then he marveled when CMLL added Cuije and Chuky to the roster and the mascots ran roughshod through CMLL and turned Ras de Lona upside down, inside-out! Then they added Periquito and that’s similar to what if Michael Jordan, unretired, found the fountain of youth (its rumored to be in Florida) and made a comeback with the Miami Heat. Granted they’d still end up losing to the mighty Lakers, but that’s not the point…The point is, Periquito is like the Michael Jordan of lucha libre. A once in a lifetime star. Enjoy him while you can and I do mean that because this being wrestling, you just never know what’s gonna happen!
- Chuky – He’s taken a backseat to the other four. Obviously the Chris Bosh of these mascots. Don’t tell him that because chances are he’ll kill you. Seriously, I’ve seen him run around with sharp objects in various parks threatening to kill people…well Cuije, but still. He’s like Sabu, homicidal.
- Cuije – Has been one of the bigger stars for Los Invasores since taking his talents to the Distrito Federal. His feud with Que Monito is one that might have to lead to a stipulation match.
- Periquito -Ever since he debuted he’s been a show-stealer. He can bump and he can dance with the best of them.
- Que Monito – The heart and soul of CMLL. Its a real shame that Dave Meltzer and his cast of Wrestling Observer voters have blackballed Que Monito from ever being part of the WON Hall of Fame. Shame on y’all! He rates high on the Gordy List. Probably the best bump-taker in all of pro wrestling.
Guadalajara seems to be the developmental territory for CMLL. Satanico handles the training of CMLL’s younger talent there and usually what you’ll find in Guadalajara that is different to Puebla is that there’s always some young upstart working in Guadalajara exclusively (most recently Mascara Dorada) while in Puebla they’ll usually send young talent already working in Mexico City to wrestle against a very loaded veteran talent pool.
- Ebola – One of the better locals in Guadalajara. Use to team with Anthrax. Works up and down Guadalajara cards.
- Exterminador – Local rudo, who gets “Pirurris” chants since he looks like actor/comedian, Luis de Alba.
- Gallo – The top local tecnico in Guadalajara. He’s been there for awhile now and it looks like there are already 2 or 3 tecnicos who are about to jump ahead of him as far as who is next in line to get a shot in Mexico City.
- Máscara Mágica – His best days are past him. He’s now the booker in Guadalajara and wrestles less frequently.
- Metal Blanco – High flyer fits the type of tecnico CMLL likes. I’d expect him to get a shot soon and move up the depth chart.
- Metatrón – He’s already made his way into Arena Mexico and Arena Coliseo, so they’re high on him.
- Palacio Negro – The next break-out star to come out of Guadalajara. He’ll probably follow the same path as Mascara Dorada including getting a name change. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him move up early 2011 and perhaps as part of the Gran Alternativa tournament.
Others from Guadalajara: Acertijo, Ángel del Mal, Angelo, Astaroth, Black Metal (not Jake!), Cerveruz. Dragon (GDL), El Divino, Guerrero Samurai II, Hierro, Idolo, In Memoriam, Infierno, Javier Cruz Jr., Metalik II, Meteoro, Templario, Thunder Boy, Titanio, Tondar, Virgo, Nocturno (GDL), Nube Roja, Principe Leon (GDL), Quca, Relampago Azul (GDL), Rey Trueno, Magnum, Leon Blanco, Malefico, Mr. Trueno
Puebla is one of the better territories in Mexico with plenty of quality, talented local luchadores. They usually stick to only wrestling in Puebla and CMLL hasn’t really brought any of those guys to Mexico City for any long stretch of time.
Talented tecnicos in Puebla.
- Black Tiger, Centella de Oro, Blue Center, Asturiano, Lestat – Talented tecnicos with all, but Lestat being veterans of the local scene. Centella de Oro is the most pushed of them as he usually gets involved in a big stipulation match every year. Lestat patterns his in-ring style to that of Jeff Hardy. Asturiano being a smaller guy sometimes works against minis. Black Tiger and Blue Center have been around for a long time. Both have been very impressive and have garnered an online fan following due to being in televised matches.
- Espiritu Maligno – Crazy bump-taker and fun rudo to watch.
- Policeman – Usually pops up every once in awhile to build up to a hair match. Wrestled less frequently this year at Arena Puebla, but he’s still one of the better rudos in Mexico.
Other Puebla Locals: Akron, Ares, Centauro de Fuego, Crazy Black, Karisma, King Jaguar, Milenium, Tigre Rojo, Siki Ozama Jr., Silver, Stigma, Sauron, Fuerza Chicana, SWAT, Mr. Rafaga, Toro Bill Sr., Barbaro I
STRONGMAN IN NEW JAPAN’S G1 CLIMAX 2010 TOURNAMENT
Prior to making his trip down to Mexico, STRONGMAN had previously wrestled a few matches in Japan for other promotions. He didn’t really show much. He traveled to Mexico and became a big hit down there and now he’s in demand and made his way back to Japan for New Japan’s annual G1 Climax Tournament! Of course, as a big STRONGMAN fan, I was really looking forward to him sweeping through the competition and hoisting that giant check for 1 bazillion yen over his head and standing next to the trophy that’s bigger than Que Monito, but a las things did not turn out well in the end for STRONGMAN! After spending some time depressed, I later found out STRONGMAN‘s on Twitter, so now I can get all the STRONGMAN updates I need. He can eat like a dozen chickens during lunch! That’s pretty fucking awesome!
Day One, 8/6/10 – G1 Climax – Block A: Prince Devitt  b. STRONGMAN  (7:35)
Before I get to the match, your probably wondering why I put STRONGMAN‘s name in all caps and well, if some of those puny guys like FUJITA or TAKA or KENTA or CIMA can have their fans put their names in all caps, I think STRONGMAN is far more deserving of that honor. If you combine those four, they’re only the size of one of STRONGMAN‘s arms.
First opponent in the tournament for STRONGMAN is Prince Devitt, who is having an amazing 2010. Devitt’s having a year similar to that of La Sombra or Mascara Dorada in that they’ve taken huge steps to being top stars in their respective promotions this year. Despite all of Devitt’s succes, I just didn’t think he stood a chance since he’s the size of STRONGMAN‘s right wrist. I imagined this would go 30 seconds and end with STRONGMAN ripping apart Devitt’s arms and beating him into unconsciousness with them. Didn’t turn out like I thought it would.
This was a match-up featuring STRONGMAN‘s strength vs. Devitt’s agility and its a good thing Devitt’s agile because he got thrown around like a rag doll. Match starts off with Devitt throwing in some chops that have zero effect on STRONGMAN, so STRONGMAN responds with chops of his own. Devitt throws a couple dropkicks and finally drops the big man down to the outside. Referee stops Devitt from going outside and that gives STRONGMAN time to move to the other side. However, Devitt hits STRONGMAN with a slingshot plancha, but STRONGMAN catches him. Devitt escapes from STRONGMAN‘s massive grasp and tries for forearm smashes which have no effect again. STRONGMAN chops him and then lifts him over his shoulders and tosses Devit into the second row! UNBELIEVABLE! Devitt elbow-smashed some lady accidently and she can be seen selling it quite well. While STRONGMAN celebrates, Devitt recovers and hits a dropkick off the railing. He then climbs back to the ring and hits a no-hands plancha on STRONGMAN. Fans start a “Let’s Go! Devitt!” chant and he hits a top rope dropkick on STRONGMAN. STRONGMAN applies a bearhug and sucks the life out of Devitt. STRONGMAN takes control of the match with a series of chops and forearm smashes. Devitt tries to make a comeback with chops, but again zero effect on STRONGMAN! STRONGMAN throws Devitt into the corner and Devitt lays on the mat for awhile. STRONGMAN is dominating with his sheer power and yells “ARGH!” throughout. He goes for a corner shoulder block, but Devitt moves and goes with a double foot stomp to STRONGMAN‘s back, followed by another double foot stomp on STRONGMAN‘s 6-pack! Quick pin attempt, but STRONGMAN kicks out.
STRONGMAN puts Devitt in the Torture Rack into a slam and pin attempt, but Devitt kicks out. STRONGMAN applies a full-nelson and loses his grip, so Devitt slides over and rolls up STRONGMAN for the pin. STRONGMAN WAS ROBBED!!!! HIS SHOULDER IS CLEARLY NOT ON THE MAT! I DEMAND REMATCH! BOOOO!!!!!
Here’s a screenshot of the 3 count and notice STRONGMAN’s shoulder isn’t even touching the mat.
Day Two, 8/7/10 – G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi  b. STRONGMAN  (6:50)
Next up for STRONGMAN, who I’m sure didn’t dwell on the screwjob from the previous day, was New Japan fan favorite, Hiroshi Tanahashi. Fans are clearly on Tanahashi’s side. Tanahashi challenges STRONGMAN to a posedown and loses. STRONGMAN in control of the match early using his strength to throw Tanahashi out of the ring. STRONGMAN goes for a quick pin attempt after a suplex, but Tanahashi kicks out. Tanahashi recovers and throws a flurry of offense on STRONGMAN. Nothing seems to be working for Tanahashi, so he keeps on chopping. STRONGMAN throws Tanahashi into the corner and clotheslines him about 10 times. Follows that up with a fist to the forehead. Fans are in shock.
Tanahashi gets in some quick offense, but STRONGMAN catches him and goes for his STRONGMAN SLAM for a pin attempt. Tanahashi kicks out and STRONGMAN immediately tosses him into the corner and then hits him with a splash off the second rope. Tanahashi kicks out of another pin attempt. STRONGMAN goes for a chokeslam, but Tanahashi reverses it and follows up with a lariat. He hits a second one and then climbs the top rope and hits a frogsplash for the pin.
Day Three, 8/8/10 – G1 Climax – Block A: Toru Yano  b. STRONGMAN  (5:16)
Toru Yano insults STRONGMAN by throwing water at him. Yano gets hiptossed and I guess his brain got scrambled because he decides to pose against STRONGMAN. Fans laugh and then STRONGMAN shows off his muscles. Yano asks to shake hands with STRONGMAN and when he does, Yano thinks he has the edge in strength, but STRONGMAN‘s grip is stronger and he proceeds to squash Yano’s hand. Yano can’t break out of the handshake, until he reaches the ropes, but then STRONGMAN clotheslines him out of the ring. STRONGMAN heads outside, but Yano tosses him into the railing. Yano heads back into the ring and removes the single turnbuckle in one corner. He then tosses STRONGMAN into the exposed corner. Every move Yano tries gets countered by STRONGMAN. STRONGMAN places Yano in the torture rack, but Yano slips out. STRONGMAN tries his move again and this time slams Yano down. Yano kicks out of a pin attempt. STRONGMAN hits the exposed corner and gets knocked down. Yano sets up a chair in another corner and the ref argues with him. While this is going on STRONGMAN charges at Yano, but Yano moves. STRONGMAN stops as he’s about to hit the referee. Yano fouls STRONGMAN from behind and then kicks him into the chair. He then rolls STRONGMAN up for the pin! BOO!!!!
Day Four, 8/10/10 – G1 Climax – Block A: Togi Makabe  b. STRONGMAN  (5:57)
STRONGMAN still looking to score some points in this tournament as he’s so far been shut-out now faces Togi Makabe. They both have a staredown as soon as STRONGMAN steps into the ring. Fans are on Makabe’s side. STRONGMAN challenges Makabe to a Test of Strength and suggests that Makabe use both hands against the one arm raised by STRONGMAN. STRONGMAN dominates and proceeds to win the challenge, but slam Makabe to the mat. Makabe slides to the outside upset. Gets back in and continues to feel the wrath of STRONGMAN.
Makabe can’t handle STRONGMAN! Clotheslines and forearms are hit with frequency on Makabe. Makabe tries to slam STRONGMAN, but can’t lift him. STRONGMAN slams Makabe and gets a two count. STRONGMAN goes for his STRONGMAN SLAM for another pin attempt. Slow count from the ref draws the ire of STRONGMAN. Makabe gets up and hits three consecutive clothesline that finally drop STRONGMAN! Makabe finally is able to slam STRONGMAN and climbs the top rope and drops the King Kong Knee Drop on STRONGMAN for the pin.
Day Five, 8/12/10 – G1 Climax – Block A: STRONGMAN  b. Karl Anderson  (6:30)
Japanese fans refuse to root for STRONGMAN, so they root for Anderson. Anderson and STRONGMAN start posing and that gets a good laugh from STRONGMAN. Same formula to other matches with Anderson unable to contain the mastodon, known as JON STRONGMAN ANDERSON! STRONGMAN goes for a torture rack on the outside, but Anderson escapes and throws him into the ringpost. Anderson is no match to STRONGMAN, who later throws him over the railing with a vicious clothesline.
Back in the ring, STRONGMAN hits a brainbuster. Anderson putting on a gutsy performance against a man who’s thigh is bigger than his entire body. Anderson recovers and hits a bunch of punches and a clothesline for a nearfall. Anderson escapes a torture rack and a chokeslam. STRONGMAN goes for another STRONGMAN SLAM for the victory!
Day Six, 8/13/10 – G1 Climax – Block A: Manabu Nakanishi  b. STRONGMAN  (8:41)
I noticed a commercial for the latest WWE Action Figures and STRONGMAN looks like them except he’s real…VERY REAL!!! This is a match-up between two of the strongest men in the history of the universe. Also a battle of torture rack moves.
They start the match sizing each other up. STRONGMAN gest Nakanishi in a headlock and refuses to let him loose. They both exchanges chops in one corner. Nakanishi throws in a couple of headbutts. Most of the match is them exchanged elbows and at one point each caught each other in an attempted chokeslam, but they did it at the same time. More chops, followed by love taps by Nakanishi. Nakanishi with a really cool suplex drops STRONGMAN. Nakanish goes for his torture rack, but STRONGMAN breaks out and then lifts Nakanishi in his torture rack and slam combo for a pin attempt. STRONGMAN starts posing and goes for a powerbomb, but Nakanishi flips him over. SPEAR by Nakanishi on STRONGMAN. They go back and forth trying to knock each other down. Nakanishi hits a top rope move and then lifts STRONGMAN up in his torture rack, followed by a slam on STRONGMAN for the pin. Match picked up a bit later, but about what you’d expect from these two.
Day Seven, 8/14/10 – G1 Climax – Block A: STRONGMAN  b. Tetsuya Naito  (7:55)
Naito’s nickname appears to be “Stardust Genius”. That’s a wacky nickname. I would have gone with “Mucho Ojo” since he’s always doing that eye thing. Naito should be familiar with STRONGMAN from his time in Mexico. Naito is impressed by all the muscles STRONGMAN has. He should be! Total comedy match. Naito throws a dozen chops that have zero effect on STRONGMAN. ARGH! STRONGMAN hits some chops of his own. Fans seem to be warming up to STRONGMAN now. He tackles Naito and sends him to the outside. STRONGMAN then does some push-ups to the delight of the fans. STRONGMAN grabs Naito by the hair and throws hiim back in the ring.
Naito finally gets some offense that hurts STRONGMAN by hitting a senton and then a top-rope dropkick on STRONGMAN‘s left leg. Naito works STRONGMAN‘s massive left leg. Naito puts STRONGMAN in a reverse Figure Four leglock, but STRONGMAN grabs the rope to break the hold. ARGH!!!! More dropkicks by Naito and STRONGMAN‘s left leg. STRONGMAN tries to make Naito’s head explode by grabbing it and squishing it with his hands. He follows that up with a shoulder tackle. Naito gets a near pinfall when he slips out of STRONGMAN‘s grasp. Near pinfalls by Naito as he escapes several of STRONGMAN‘s moves. Naito goes for a huracanrana, but STRONGMAN catches him and powerbombs him for the WIN!!!! AAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!
Overall, I thought STRONGMAN‘s run through the G1 Climax Tournament was a success. Despite getting clearly robbed by Prince Devitt, who probably should buy him lunch next time he’s in Japan as compensation for costing STRONGMAN that giant paycheck which I’m sure could have been used to buy a lot of food in Mexico, he came across pretty well. Naito and him had a fun comedy match. His match was Devitt was probably the best of the bunch.
AUGUST 2010 RESULTS:
EMLL 8/1 – Arena Coliseo
1. Los Rayos Tapatios I y II beat Apocalipsis & Mortiz by DQ when Mortiz ripped off Rayo I’s mask.
2. Fabian el Gitano/Guerrero Maya Jr./Starman defeated Dr. X/Inquisidor/Nitro
3. Cancerbero/Loco Max/Polvora beat Delta/Metro/Rush by DQ when Loco faked a foule by Rush. Polvora suffered a head injury in the first fall and had to leave.
4. Felino/Ray Mendoza Jr./Negro Casas defeated Hijo del Fantasma/La Mascara/Toscano
5. La Triada del Terror (Averno/Ephesto/Mephisto) beat Mr. Aguila/Charly Manson/Olimpico
EMLL 8/1 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Black Metal & Divino beat Metalik & Titanio
2. Magnum & Thunder Boy defeated Acertijo & Rafaga
3. Occidental Lt. Heavyweight Title: El Gallo beat Evola by DQ due to excessive roughness to retain his title.
4. Maximo & Valiente defeated Dragon Rojo & Sangre Azteca
5. Rayo de Jalisco Jr./Shocker/Volador Jr. beat Atlantis/Jushin Thunder Liger/Rey Bucanero – Atlantis then challenged Rayo to a shot at his WWA Heavyweight Title afterwards.
Independent 8/1 – Arena Azteca Budokan de Neza
1. Principe Infernal & Rey Neza beat Cinico & Golden Bull
2. Genesis/Skayderman/Mini Oriental defeated Dr. Jenkins/Mini Apache/Pequeno Halloween
3. La Chola/Rossy Moreno/Tiffany beat Flor Metalica/La Italiana/Vanely
4. Alebrije/Cocolores/Ultraman defeated Histeria/Loco Max/Monsther
5. Mr. Aguila/Charly Manson/Olimpico beat Cocolores (subbing for Huracan Ramirez)/Dr. Wagner III/Oriental when Manson fouled and pinned Doc.
Independent 8/1 – Arena Coliseo de Coacalco
1. Chicago Rush & Predator beat Drigger & Thunderbird
2. Daga & Eterno battled Aramis & Kalibus to a double countout.
3. Continental Lt. Heavyweight Title: Arturo Gaona defeated Ztizan to retain his title.
4. Judas el Traidor & Negro Navarro beat Cyborg & Dr. Cerebro
5. Magnifico & Tony Rivera defeated Josef von Schmidt & Super Z
Herdez 8/1 – Arena Mexico (This was a sold show)
1. Lady Apache/Lluvia/Princea Blanca beat Amapola/Princesa Sugei/Mima Shimoda
2. Bam Bam/Electrico/Ultimo Dragoncito defeated Demus 3:16/Nitrito/Pierrothito
3. Damian el Terrible/Hijo del Texano/Los Sicarios del Infierno (Averno y Mephisto) beat La Mascara/Maximo/La Sombra/Toscano
4. Hector Garza/Jushin Thunder Liger/Negro Casas defeated Mistico/Shocker/Volador Jr.
5. Cuadrangular de Parejas por la Copa Herdez: Los Guerreros del Infierno (Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero) beat Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & Atlantis who had communication problems to win. Other teams: Brazo de Oro & Brazo de Plata and Mascara Ano Dos Mil & Universo Dos Mil
Independent 8/2 – Palenque de la Feria Expo Fresas de Irapuato drawing 5,000 fans
1. Dark Black & Radamantis beat Red Dragon & Vengador
2. Guerrero Universal & Relampago defeated Orion & Virus Negro
3. Alan Stone/Octagoncito/May Flowers beat Billy Boy/Mini Abismo Negro/Polvo de Estrellas
4. La Parka Jr. & Pimpinela Escarlata defeated Alex Koslov & L.A. Par-K
IWRG 8/1 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Alan Extreme beat Super Halcon Jr.
2. Comando Negro & Magia Negra defeated Eragon & Fly Star by DQ.
3. Nygma & Pasion Kristal beat Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
4. IWRG Tag Titles: Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr. defeated Hijo del Pierroth & Hijo del Pirata Morgan to retain their titles.
5. Chico Che/Scorpio Jr./Veneno beat Gato Eveready/El Brazo/Electroshock by DQ when Brazo faked a foule by Scorp. Team AAA had issues here and Brazo accidentally hit Guapito who juiced. After the match, Scorp demanded a hair match with Brazo with the winner also getting Guapito as well.
Lucha Libre Azteca 8/1 – Arena Solidaridad
1. Potro Jr. & Tigre Universitario beat Gato Volador & Panthro
2. Fuego & Rey Cometa defeated Arkangel de la Muerte & Escandalo
3. Mascarita Dorada & Ultimo Dragoncito beat Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
4. Sagrado & Stuka Jr. defeated Misterioso II & Virus
5. Blue Panther & La Sombra beat Damian el Terrible & Hijo del Texano by DQ when Texano ripped off Sombra’s mask.
6. 3 Way Dance por el Campeonato Azteca: Hector Garza defeated Ultimo Guerrero to win the title after Terrible ran out to foule UG after a ref bump. Garza eliminated Mistico earlier with a foule behind the ref’s back.
EMLL 8/2 – Arena Puebla
1. Sauron & Siki Osama beat Black Tiger & Stigma
2. Dalis la Caribena/Marcela/Silueta defeated Amapola/Yesca/Zeuxis
3. Fuego/Metro/Stuka Jr. beat Arkangel de la Muerte (subbing for Polvora)/Euforia/Virus
4. Blue Panther/Valiente/Volador Jr. defeated El Poder Mexica (Dragon Rojo/Misterioso II/Sangre Azteca)
5. Charly Manson/Hector Garza/Psicosis beat Brazo de Plata/Mistico/Shocker when Manson pinned Mistico with a little help from Tirantes who tripped up Mistico.
EMLL 8/3 – Arena Mexico
1. Horus & Trueno beat Cholo & Zayco
2. Guerrero Maya Jr./Metalico/Molotov defeated Durango Kid/Kid Tiger/Puma King with Puma getting stretchered out.
3. Diamante/Fabian el Gitano/Rush beat Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Cancerbero/Euforia/Raziel)
4. Charly Manson/Histeria/Universo Dos defeated Hijo del Fantasma/Maximo/Sagrado when Manson ripped off Fantasma’s mask and pinned him with Tirantes counting. Fantasma then challenged Manson to a singles match for next week and he accepted.
5. CMLL Trios Titles: La Mascara/Mascara Dorada/La Sombra beat Damian el Terrible/Hector Garza/Hijo del Texano to retain their titles. This had a lot going on as Tirantes was slow counting followed up by Tigre Hispano slow counting, then interference from La Comandante who was seconding the heels then more slow counting and a fast count by Hispano when Sombra had Garza pinned.
EMLL 8/3 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. In Memoria & Nube Roja beat Meteoro & Nocturno
2. Silueta defeated Princesa Maya
3. Exterminador & Mascara Magica beat Hierro & Leo
4. Delta & Valiente defeated Shigeo Okumura & Nobuo Yoshihashi
5. Jushin Thunder Liger/Mephisto/Negro Casas beat Brazo de Plata/Mistico/Shocker with Liger going over Mistico after a brainbuster that would force him to leave on a stretcher.
Independent 8/3 – Arena Aficion de Pachuca
2. Antar/Cronos/Sairus beat Ares/Mascara Oriental/Nino de Fuego
3. Hidalgo Tag Titles: Maldito Jr. & Nino de Fuego defeated Big Boy & Exotico to retain their titles.
4. Steel Cage Match: Halloween left Hijo del Cien Caras in the cage to win the match with help from X-Fly who broke a light tube over his head as he tried to leave. Order of Elimination: X-Fly/Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr./Cien Caras Jr./Pierko el Boriqua/Halloween
Independent 8/4 – Unidad Deportiva Miguel Aleman Valdez de Celaya
3. Mascara contra Caballera: Ursus beat El Toro
4. Nicho el Millionario/Fabi Apache/Octagoncito defeated El Brazo/Christina von Eerie/Mini Histeria
5. La Parka Jr. & Rocky Romero beat Electroshock & L.A. Par-K by DQ when Par-K fouled Parka.
IWRG 8/5 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Imperial beat Mixteco Jr.
2. Dinamic Black & Keshin Black defeated Alan Extreme & Impossible
3. Cerebro Negro/Eragon/Miss Gaviota beat Comando Negro/Eterno/Magia Negra
4. Los Gringos VIP (Avisman/Gringo Loco/Hijo del Diablo) defeated Brazo Metalico/Chico Che/Freelance
5. Electroshock/Ultimo Gladiador/Zorro beat Pirata Morgan/Hijo del Pirata Morgan/Trauma II
EMLL 8/6 – Arena Mexico
1. Bengala & Starman beat Los Hombres del Camoflaje (Artillero y Super Comando)
2. Electrico/Mini Fantasy/Tzuki defeated Nitrito/Pequeno Violencia/Universito Dos Mil
3. Blue Panther/Sagrado/Toscano beat Felino/Shigeo Okumura/Vangelis – The story of this match was that a rudo version of Que Monito called Perequito came out with Felino to counter Que Monito in the tecnico corner.
4. Torneo por la CMLL Universal Title – Block B – Quarterfinals: Hector Garza defeated Metro who was pinned after arguing with Tirantes about a slow count.
5. Torneo por la CMLL Universal Title – Block B – Quarterfinals: Jushin Thunder Liger beat Negro Casas
6. Torneo por la CMLL Universal Title – Block B – Quarterfinals: Volador Jr. defeated Valiente after ripping his mask off then destroyed him after the match.
7. Torneo por la CMLL Universal Title – Block B – Quarterfinals: La Mascara beat Mr. Aguila
8. Torneo por la CMLL Universal Title – Block B – Semifinals: Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Hector Garza
9. Torneo por la CMLL Universal Title – Block B – Semifinals: La Mascara beat Volador Jr. by DQ when Volador ripped off his mask and he was rudoing it up bigtime here.
10. Torneo por la CMLL Universal Title – Block B – Finals: Jushin Thunder Liger defeated La Mascara and he will face La Sombra next week for the title.
11. Mistico/Shocker/La Sombra beat Alebrije/Olimpico/Psicosis
AAA 8/6 – Plaza de Toros el Relicario de Puebla (TV taping)
1. AAA Mixed Tag Titles: Alex Koslov & Christina von Eerie beat Aero Star & Fabi Apache to retain their titles.
2. Alan y Chris Stone/Decnis defeated Elegido/Laredo Kid/Relampago – Alan is now aligned with the Legion Militia.
3. La Hermandad 187 (Joe Lider y Nicho el Millionario) beat Mexico’s Most Wanted (Damian 666 & Halloween)
4. Cibernetico/The Psycho Circus (Monster Clown/Murder Clown/Psycho Clown) defeated Black Abyss/Hernandez/Psicosis III/Zorro
5. Dr. Wagner Jr./Heavy Metal/La Parka Jr. beat Los Maniacos (Electroshock/Silver Kain/Ultimo Gladiador)
EMLL 8/8 – Arena Mexico
1. Apocalipsis & Mortiz beat Los Rayos Tapatios I y II
2. Goya Kong/Luna Magica/Marcela (subbing for Lady Apache) defeated La Comandante/Princesa Blanca/Princesa Sugei
3. Delta/Metro/Rush beat Dr. X/Escandalo/Loco Max by DQ when Loco fouled Rush.
4. La Triada del Terror (Averno/Ephesto/Mephisto) defeated Alebrije/Histeria/Psicosis when Rodolfo Ruiz (Averno’s dad) finally counted out the invaders as Tirantes was counting very slowly. The invaders then challenged La Triada to a masks match but only if Tirantes was the referee. The invaders would get chased out but left Cuije behind to be roughed up by La Triada until Alebrije came back to save him and he got his mask ripped for his trouble.
5. Relevos Increibles: Mistico/Rayo de Jalisco Jr./Damian el Terrible/Hijo del Texano beat Brazo de Plata/Volador Jr./Atlantis/Rey Bucanero by DQ when Atlantis ripped off Rayo’s mask.
EMLL 8/8 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Hijo del Javier Cruz beat Templario
2. Drago & Infierno defeated El Idolo & Virgo
3. Angel del Mal & Rey Trueno beat Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro – Angel then challenged Metal to a rematch for the Occidental Welterweight Title afterwards.
4. Electrico/Mascarita Dorada/Meteoro defeated Demus 3:16/Pequeno Warrior/Pierrothito
5. Jushin Thunder Liger/Negro Casas/Ultimo Guerrero beat La Mascara/Shocker/La Sombra when UG pinned Shocker using his feet on the ropes.
IWRG 8/8 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Super Halcon Jr. beat Alan Extreme
2. Comando Negro & Magia Negra defeated Dinamic Black & Jack
3. Mexican State Trios Titles: Los Gringos VIP (Avisman/Gringo Loco/Hijo del Diablo) beat Los Cerebros Terribles (Black Terry/Cerebro Negro/Dr. Cerebro) when Diablo pinned Cerebro with help from the ropes.
4. Los Oficiales (AK-47/Fierro/Marshall/911) defeated La Fuerza Aerea (Aero Star/Gato Eveready/Laredo Kid/Super Fly) when 911 fouled Aero Star behind the ref’s back.
5. Scorpio Jr./Trauma I/Veneno beat Los Metrosexuales (Billy Boy/El Brazo/Decnis) when Guapito accidentally hit Brazo with a steel chair and Scorp pinned him. Both Scorp & Brazo bled here and the challenges for a hair match plus possession of Guapito continued afterwards.
Toryumon Mexico 8/8 – Sala del Armas Magdalena Mixhuca del Distrito Federal
1. Brazo de Platino Jr. & Insolito beat Negro Casasola & Semental
2. 3 Way Dance: Mima Shimoda defeated Lluvia & Marcela
3. Las Traumas I y II beat Camaleon & Ministro
4. Super Makita (Brazo de Platino under a hood) & Super Suzuki (no idea) defeated Medico Asesino Jr. & Nitrito
5. Hijo del Fantasma/Stuka Jr./Ultimo Dragon beat Brazo de Oro (subbing for Shocker)/Rey Bucanero/Ultimo Guerrero by DQ when Rey fouled and ripped off UD’s mask.
Independent 8/8 – Arena Neza
1. Estrella del Futuro beat Super Alfa
2. Chamaco Badillo & Dragon Extreme defeated Comando Rivera & Matanza 69
3. Chico Che/Majestic/Rapina beat Cachetada/Caricia/Toby
4. Mini Misterio de la Muerte & La Parkita defeated Los Mohicanos I y II
5. Dr. X & Loco Max beat Angel Azteca Jr. & Fabian el Gitano when Doc fouled and pinned Fabian.
Independent 8/8 – Auditorio Jose Maria Arteaga de Queretaro
1. Lord Reader & Ursus beat Atomico & Dance Boy
2. Golden King & Sangre de Dragon defeated Fiscal Nocturno & Traidor
3. Mascarita Divina & Octagoncito beat Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Chessman
4. Alebrije/Angel Mortal/Octagon defeated Cuervo/Espiritu/Ozz
EMLL 8/10 – Arena Mexico
1. Metalico & Trueno beat Mortiz & Semental
2. Dr. X (subbing for Arkangel de la Muerte)/Escandalo/Nitro defeated Angel Azteca Jr./Angel de Plata/Diamante
3. Torneo Ciberentico Mini Reyes del Aire (with the ultimate winner graduating to the regular division) – Block A: Demus 3:16 beat Electrico to advance to the next round. Order of Elimination: Cisne/Mini Fantasy/Pequeno Olimpico/Pequeno Violencia/Saturno/Nitrito/Electrico
4. Damian el Terrible/Hijo del Texano/Ultimo Guerrero beat Brazo de Plata/Maximo/Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
5. Charly Manson defeated Hijo del Fantasma
Independent 8/7 – Auditorio Municipal de Tampico
1. Danny Trueno & Tormenta beat Cisticerco & Soldado Universal
2. Misterio de la Muerte/Reptillus/Sadico defeated Black Master/Lumino/Reyes Veloz when Misterio ripped off Reyes’ mask and pinned him.
3. Cuervo & Cinthia Moreno beat Disturbio & Sexy Star
4. 4 Way Extreme Dance: Joe Lider defeated Crazy Boy by putting him through a flaming board. Other participants: Escoria & Ultimo Gladiador
5. Cibernetico & El Mesias beat Electroshock & Hernandez
EMLL 8/9 – Arena Puebla
1. Guerrero Maya Jr./Leono/Starman beat Dr. X/Inquisidor/Puma King
2. Torneo Ciberentico Mini Reyes del Aire: Pierrothito defeated Mascarita Dorada to win and celebrated with Tirantes after the match. Order of Elimination: Nitro/Astral/Pequeno Violencia/Electrico/Bam Bam/Pequeno Warrior/Mascarita Dorada
3. El Poder Mexica (Dragon Rojo/Misterioso II/Sangre Azteca) beat Angel de Oro/Stuka Jr./Valiente
4. La Mascara/Rayo de Jalisco Jr./La Sombra defeated Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero/Volador Jr. by DQ when Volador fouled Sombra. Volador ripped off Sombra’s mask after the match as well.
5. Mistico beat Charly Manson when he accidentally kicked Tirantes so when Mistico had Manson pinned, Tirantes gave a fast count.
EMLL 8/10 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Thunder Boy beat Metalik
2. Black Metal & Magnum defeated In Memoria & Rey Trueno
3. El Gallo & Leo beat Rafaga & Mr. Trueno
4. Delta/Metro/Rush defeated Euforia/Loco Max/Nosferatu
5. Averno & Jushin Thunder Liger beat Mascara Dorada & Mistico when Liger fouled and ripped off Mistico’s mask and they are having a singles match next week.
IWRG 8/12 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Tonatiuh beat Guerrero Dos Mil
2. Dinamic Black & Super Halcon Jr. defeated Carta Brava Jr. & Nemesis
3. Chico Che/Eragon/Miss Gaviota beat Comando Negro/Impossible/Magia Negra
4. Christina von Eerie & Sexy Star defeated Fabi y Mari Apache when Fabi complained about a Reyes Rosas slow count so when Sexy cradled her up, he gave her a fast count. That’s a common finish these days.
5. Los Oficiales (AK-47/Fierro/Marshall/911) beat Gringo Loco/Hijo del Diablo/Alex Koslov/NOSAWA (subbing for Avisman who was there wearing a neckbrace) after Diablo accidentally hit Gringo. Fierro then gave Avisman a Martinete after the match for his trouble.
EMLL 8/13 – Arena Mexico
1. Molotov & Sensei beat Disturbio & Durango Kid by DQ when Durango ripped off Sensei’s mask.
2. Demus 3:16/Pequeno Warrior/Pierrothito defeated Astral/Mascarita Dorada/Ultimo Dragoncito
3. Mr. Aguila/Charly Manson/Hector Garza beat La Peste Negra (Felino/Negro Casas/Rey Bucanero) when Garza pinned Negro who was arguing with Tirantes for refusing to make a count when he had a Casita on Garza.
4. Cuadrangular de Tercias – Semifinals: Dragon Rojo/Mr. Niebla/Volador Jr. defeated La Triada del Terror (Averno/Ephesto/Mephisto) and Niebla kissed Volador on the mouth somewhere during this match as a welcome to the rudo side.
5. Cuadrangular de Tercias – Semifinals: La Mascara/Mascara Dorada/Mistico beat Atlantis/Olimpico/Ultimo Guerrero by DQ when Histeria & Psicosis attacked Mistico with Tirantes calling for the DQ. Atlantis & UG were pissed at Olimpico after the match for his buddies interfering so he joined his buddies in attacking them. Atlantis & UG then demanded to be in the steel cage main event at the anniversary show to get some revenge.
6. Cuadrangular de Tercias – Finals: Dragon Rojo/Mr. Niebla/Volador Jr. defeated La Mascara/Mascara Dorada/Mistico when Niebla cutback a Casita by Mistico using the ropes to get the pin. Mistico then demanded that Niebla put his name in the cage match as well but Niebla said that he would rather take Mistico’s mask in a singles match.
7. CMLL Universal Title Tournament – Finals: Jushin Thunder Liger beat La Sombra to win the title in what sounded like an awesome match where Sombra had his coming out party going move for move with Liger. Shigeo Okumura was with Liger at ringside and distracted Babe Richard so that Liger the opportunity to take off Sombra’s mask and pinned him. Sombra then demanded a mask match with Liger afterwards.
IWL 8/13 – Arena Lopez Mateos
1. Space Warrior beat La Hormiga Atomica
2. Kilvan & Yoruba defeated Los Silver Cats I y II
3. Chucho el Roto/Iron Love/Robin Maravilla beat Cerebro Maligno/Herejia/Tormento
4. Los Porros (Angel o Demonio/Leon defeated Rocky Santana/Sadico/Yakuza in a match full of blood & weapons.
5. Torneo por la Copa Mundial: Heddi Karouhi beat Ryan Taylor
6. Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr. defeated Histeria & Psicosis
7. Torneo por la Copa Mundial: Chuck Palumbo beat Charly Manson
AAA 8/14 – Plaza de Toros la Concordia de Orizaba (Verano de Escandalo)
1. Elegido/Cinthia Moreno/Octagoncito/Pimpinela Escarlata beat Alan Stone/Jennifer Blake/Mini Abismo Negro/Yuriko
2. Aero Star/Fabi y Mari Apache defeated Alex Koslov/Christina von Eerie/Sexy Star with Mari pinning Sexy and winning her Reina de Reinas title. The stip was that if the rudos lost then the one who was pinned would lose their title.
3. Heavy Metal & Octagon beat Electroshock & Ultimo Gladiador in a match where Metal bled a lot but after nailing Electro with a guitar numerous times got the win with a Casita.
4. Jack Evans & La Hermandad 187 (Joe Lider y Nicho el Millionario) defeated Hernandez/NOSAWA/Zorro and after the match Konnan led the Legion Miltia out to attack the tecnicos but the tecs took care of them and Konnan ended up being put through a table by Hermandad as the crowd went nuts.
5. 3 Way Dance for the AAA Mega Heavyweight Title: Dr. Wagner Jr. beat Silver Kain & Vampiro to retain his title. Decnis & Hernandez was at ringside with Vamp but he didn’t want their help so they decided to get involved anyway by attacking Wagner. Vamp then attacked Hernandez as Kain put Doc in the Wagner Driver so Vamp came back in and attacked him but as this was happening, Decnis waffled Vamp with a steel chair and Doc covered him for the win. The Militia continued to attack Vamp after the match as SK had a recording played by Dr. Wagner Sr. saying that he was a better wrestler than Jr. which angered him. The fans were really into Doc here chanting his name like crazy and it looks like Doc & SK are heading to a match for the title.
6. Perro Aguayo Jr./Damian 666/L.A. Par-K defeated Cibernetico/El Mesias/La Parka Jr. – This was a cluster as expected featuring the Roldan’s getting involved leading to Perrito nailing Mesias with a steel chair to win. Perrito then demanded that Mesias return to Puerto Rico because he was a dirty foreigner and that he is ruining AAA. Then they threw out challenges ending with Perrito wanting Joaquin Roldan’s hair. Ciber was all pissed off at this afterwards saying that AAA isn’t doing enough to counter this new alliance so he is taking matters into his own hands then put on a Bizarros shirt and left.
EMLL 8/15 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. El Divino beat Metalik
2. Astaroth & Relampago Azul defeated Acertijo & Nube Roja
3. Torneo Cibernetico: Angel del Oro eliminated Metal Blanco to win with help from Angel del Mal who is feuding with Metal. Other participants: Angel Azteca Jr./Angel de Plata/Delta/Fuego/Angel del Mal/El Gallo/Leo/Palacio Negro
4. Shocker/La Sombra/Toscano beat Jushin Thunder Liger/Negro Casas/Ultimo Guerrero
IWRG 8/15 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Dinamic Black beat Alan Extreme
2. Impossible & Magia Negra defeated Eragon & Super Halcon Jr.
3. Brazo Metalico/Chico Che/Freelance beat Avisman/Comando Negro/Marshall
4. Los Oficiales (AK-47/Fierro/911) defeated La Fuerza Aerea (Aero Star/Gato Eveready/Super Fly)
5. El Brazo/Gringo Loco/Hijo del Diablo/NOSAWA beat Cerebro Negro/Dr. Cerebro/Scorpio Jr./Veneno – After the match, Guapito told Brazo & Scorp that he didn’t need either of them and called them idiots.
EMLL 8/15 – Arena Mexico
1. Astro Boy & Bengala beat Los Hombres del Camoflaje (Artillero y Super Comando)
2. Amapola/Princesa Blanca/Mima Shimoda defeated Dalis la Caribena/Luna Magica/Marcela
3. Mr. Aguila/Hijo del Texano/Shigeo Okumura (subbing for Ephesto) beat Hijo del Fantasma/Metro/Sagrado
4. Caballera contra Caballera: Rush defeated Loco Max – Loco brought out his son to cut his hair and his son told Rush that he would get revenge on him when he grew up. Loco’s son then started shaving his head but the barber wanted to finish the job which pissed off Loco who walked out but he would soon come back out to finish the job.
5. Atlantis/Hector Garza/Rey Bucanero beat Mistico/Rayo de Jalisco Jr./Rotoporky when Atlantis fouled Rayo behind the ref’s back. They are headed to a singles match.
Independent 8/15 – Arena Azteca Budokan de Neza (45th Anniversary Show)
1. Por la Copa Anniversario Azteca Budokan: King Power & Stratus beat Dr. Yekins & Elemento
2. Mini Apache & Sexy Rubi defeated Mini Oriental & Zurco
3. Azteca Budokan Title: Soldado del Futuro beat Titan to win the title which is actually a replica of the WWE ECW belt.
4. Kendra/Cinthia y Esther Moreno defeated Jennifer Blake/Sexy Star/Vannelly
5. Cibernetico/Extreme Tiger/El Mesias beat Electroshock/Hernandez/Ultimo Gladiador
Super Stars 8/15 – Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana
1. Pensamiento Negro II beat Flecha Roja
2. El Galeno & Maquiavelico defeated Cholo & Zaeta
3. Hijo del Kendo & Super Kendo beat Espectro II Jr. & Star Boy
4. Relevos Suicidas: Arandu & TJ Boy defeated La Hermandad 187 (Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario) with help from Copetes Salazar
5. Caballera contra Caballera: Nicho el Millionario beat Joe Lider – At one point, Nicho was stretchered out after being put through a table but he would come back to return the favor to Lider who lost and was shaved.
6. La Parka Jr. defeated L.A. Par-K after an exchange of fouls.
EMLL 8/16 – Arena Puebla
1. Espiritu Maligno/Karissma/Mr. Rafaga beat Asturiano/Blue Center/Millenium
2. Arkangel de la Muerte/Dr. X/Nitro (subbing for Hooligan) defeated Angel Azteca Jr./Pegasso/Sensei
3. Delta/Rush/Sagrado beat Euforia/Misterioso II/Polvora
4. Mexican National Welterweight Title: Valiente defeated Dragon Rojo to retain his title and both guys got a standing ovation after the match.
5. Los Sicarios del Infierno (Averno y Mephisto)/Volador Jr. beat Rotoporky/Maximo/La Sombra when Volador ripped off Sombra’s mask and pinned him. The rudos would beat on Sombra some more afterwards until Sombra recovered and challenged Volador to a mask match but Volador said that he wouldn’t give the fans the chance to see that since they turned on him. Volador was said to have gotten great heat here.
EMLL 8/17 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Hijo del Javier Cruz beat Titanio
2. El Idolo & Metatron defeated Drago & Metalik
3. Hierro & Magnum beat Malefico & Rey Trueno
4. Hijo del Fantasma/Rotoporky/Sagrado defeated Damian el Terrible/Ephesto/Felino
5. Mistico beat Jushin Thunder Liger
EMLL 8/17 – Arena Mexico
1. Horus & Tigre Blanco beat Los Hombres del Camoflaje (Artillero y Super Comando)
2. Diamante/Fabian el Gitano/Metro defeated Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Cancerbero/Raziel/Virus)
3. Torneo Ciberentico Mini Reyes del Aire (with the ultimate winner graduating to the regular division) – Block B: Pierrothito eliminated Bam Bam to win and faces Demus 3:16 next week. Order of Elimination: Aereo/Pequeno Halcon/Universito Dos Mil/Astral/Ultimo Dragoncito/Ultimo Dragoncito & Pequeno Warrior/Bam Bam
4. Los Sicarios del Infierno (Averno y Mephisto)/Vangelis beat Blue Panther/Maximo/Toscano
5. La Mascara/Mascara Dorada/Shocker defeated Atlantis/Dragon Rojo/Negro Casas
Independent 8/17 – Arena Aficion de Pachuca
2. Konami/Pesadilla/Ragde defeated Guerrero Negro/Caricia/Diva Salvaje
3. El Angel/Celestial/Tony Rivera beat Bestia 666/Maldito Jr./X-Fly
4. Los Perros del Mal (Perro Aguayo Jr./Damian 666/Halloween) defeated Hijo del L.A. Par-K (subbing for Black Warrior)/Hijo del Lizmark/Super Nova
IWL 8/19 – Arena Lopez Mateos
1. Ronny Ventura beat Angel de la Noche
2. La Banda Panda (Panda Kid/Panda Lee/Super Panda) defeated Los Tortuguillos Ninjas (Donatello/Leonardo/Miguel Angel)
3. Torneo por la IWL Femenil Title: Medusa beat La Fugitiva
4. Torneo por la IWL Femenil Title: Tiffany defeated Vanelly
5. Torneo por la IWL Tag Titles: Heddi Karouhi & Naruto beat La Secta Negra (Carta Brava Jr. & Fantamsa de la Opera)
6. 6 Way Dance por la IWL Intercontinental Title: X-Fly defeated Chucho el Roto to win the title. Other participants: Sepulturero/Ovett/Bestia 666/Epitafio
7. Torneo por la Copa Mundial: Showtime Summers beat Halloween
8. Torneo por la Copa Mundial: Damian 666 defeated Val Venis after a foule and interference from his friends.
Promociones Furia Blanca y CANIRAC 8/19 – Cancha German Evers de Mazatlan
2. Mario Mora/Muerte Negra/Serpiente Marina defeated Centella/Fly Metal/Tornado
3. Black Angel/Mercury Boy/Sangre Maligna beat Furia Extreme/Indio Ladino/Viento Negro
4. Kempo Dragon & Metal Blanco defeated Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno by DQ when the rudos ripped off Kempo’s mask.
5. Malefico & Tiger Boy beat Palacio Negro & Serpiente Marina
6. Latin Lover & Toscano defeated Hector Garza & Hijo del Texano by DQ when Garza fouled Latin.
AAA 8/19 – Arena Naucalpan (TV taping)
1. La Fuerza Aerea (Aero Star/Gato Eveready/Laredo Kid) beat Los Oficiales (AK-47/Fierro/911)
Konnan showed up after the match on crutches and said that Billy Boy & Decnis would take his place in the main event then demanded that Los Maniacos make a decision on whether they are Legion members or not.
2. Argenis/Crazy Boy/El Relampago defeated Los Metrosexuales (Billy Boy/El Brazo/Decnis) – Brazo was pinned and after the match was offered a spot in the Militia by Decnis but he declined. Brazo was then beaten down then Hilario tried to make the save but he was beaten down too so the tecnicos returned to make the save.
3. Alan y Chris Stone beat Elegido & Heavy Metal – Electroshock came out and used Metal’s guitar on both tecnicos before leaving.
4. AAA Tag Titles: Silver Kain & Ultimo Gladiador defeated Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr. to retain their titles. The Militia showed up here and attacked Hijo del Cien which distracted Hijo del Tirantes enough for SK to use a Martinete on MA2K Jr. to win. Veneno and the Oficiales ran off the rudos afterwards.
5. Jack Evans/El Mesias/La Parka Jr. beat Billy Boy/Decnis (both subbing for Konnan)/L.A. Par-K/Zorro
EMLL 8/20 – Arena Mexico
1. Angel de Oro & Angel de Plata beat Escandalo & Loco Max
2. Fuego/Stuka Jr./Valiente defeated Misterioso II/Shigeo Okumura/Nobuo Yoshihashi
3. Lightning Match: Hijo del Texano beat Sagrado
4. Revancha Match: La Peste Negra (Felino/Negro Casas/Rey Bucanero) defeated Mr. Aguila/Hector Garza/Charly Manson when Felino had Garza in a Casita, Tirantes decided to yell at some fans so Bestia Negra made the count for him. ReyBu challenged Aguila to a hair match along with Casas & Manson.
5. Relevos Increibles: “Strongman” Jon Anderson/Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero beat Rotoporky (subbing for Rayo de Jalisco Jr.)/Histeria/Psicosis by DQ when the Vipers ripped off the Guerreros masks for the DQ.
6. Mascara Dorada/Mistico/La Sombra defeated Jushin Thunder Liger/Mr. Niebla/Volador Jr. by DQ when Volador ripped off Mistico’s mask then Sombra’s mask for good measure.
Promociones Gutierrez 8/21 – Veterans Field in Laredo, Texas
3. Ruleta de la Muerte: Tigre Universitario beat Karla Maria taking his hair.
4. La Diabolica/Sexy Flor/Tiffany defeated La Dinastia Moreno (Cinthia/Esther/Rossy) when Rossy turned on her sisters.
5. Corazon de Barrio/Hijo del L.A. Par-K/Olimpico/Skam 13 beat Angel Blanco Jr./Athor/Dr. Wagner III/Super Parka
6. Mr. Aguila/Charly Manson/Oriental defeated Alebrije/Histeria/Psicosis
7. Intocable/Latin Lover/Marco Corleone beat Hijo del Lizmark/L.A. Par-K/Pirata Morgan
IWRG 8/22 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Epidemia beat Alan Extreme
2. Freelance/Guerrero Dos Mil/Jack defeated Carta Brava Jr./Comando Negro/Impossible
3. Avisman & Hijo del Diablo beat Fierro & 911 by DQ when AK-47 & Marshall interfered which prompted almost everyone from the next match to come down leading right into it.
4. Black Terry/Cerebro Negro/Chico Che/Veneno defeated AK-47/Marshall/Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr./Mr. Power
5. Winner gets Guapito: El Brazo beat Scorpio Jr. with help from Guapito who distracted Scorp. Scorp then demanded a hair match afterwards and for Guapito to come to his senses but he walked off with Brazo.
DTU 8/22 – Arena Lopez Mateos
1. Drastick Boy & Fly Star beat Dinamic Black & Imperial
2. 3 Way Dance: Hormiga/Tacuvo/Chica Tormenta defeated Lobo Metalico/Muerte Bucanera/Ludark & Ciclope/Flamita/Sexy Lady
3. 3 Way Dance: Black Fire beat Relampago & Tribal
4. Las Traumas I y II defeated Gran Apache & Negro Navarro after Navarro turned on Apache.
5. 3 Way Dance: Aero Boy & Violento Jack beat Cuervo & Psicosis III and Kaientai & Murder Angel in a very bloody match.
6. Eterno & Silver Kain defeated Crazy Boy & Daga with help from Los Maniacos and Crazy Boy being put through a flaming table. Another match full of weapons and blood.
7. 3 Way Dance: Joe Lider beat Paranoico & Ultimo Gladiador in another match full of blood and weapons. Zumbi who appeared in AAA last year and is Brazilian challenged Lider after the match to a Vale Todo/Extreme Rules match.
EMLL 8/22 – Arena Coliseo
1. Bengala/Metatron/Trueno beat Camorra/Disturbio/Semental
2. Astro Boy/Metalico/Starman defeated Inquisidor/Kid Tiger/Puma King
3. Metro/Rush/Stuka Jr. beat Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Euforia/Polvora/Virus)
4. Damian el Terrible/Jushin Thunder Liger/Sangre Azteca defeated Hijo del Fantasma/Mascara Dorada/Toscano
5. La Mascara/Mistico/Rayo de Jalisco Jr. beat Atlantis/Mr. Niebla/Volador Jr. by DQ when Atlantis ripped off Rayo’s mask. The usual mask challenges were thrown around afterwards.
EMLL 8/22 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Tondar beat Thunder Boy
2. Leon Blanco & Rafaga defeated Samurai & Virgo
3. Occidental Welterweight Title: Metal Blanco beat Angel del Mal to retain his title.
4. Luna Magica/Marcela/Silueta defeated Amapola/Princesa Blanca/Princesa Maya
5. Blue Panther/Shocker/”Strongman” Jon Anderson beat Mephisto/Rey Bucanero/Ultimo Guerrero with Shocker & UG heading to a singles match next week.
EMLL 8/23 – Arena Puebla
1. Lestat & Metatron beat Centauro de Fuego & Espiritu Maligno
2. Diamante/Molotov/Starman defeated Disturbio/Durango Kid/Semental
3. Dalis la Caribena/Goya Kong/Marcela beat Princesa Sugei/La Seductora/Yesca
4. El Poder Mexica (Dragon Rojo/Misterioso II/Sangre defeated Hijo del Fantasma/Stuka Jr./Valiente
5. La Mascara/Mascara Dorada/La Sombra beat Los Sicarios del Infierno (Averno y Mephisto)/Volador Jr. with Sombra & Volador heading to a singles match next week.
EMLL 8/24 – Arena Mexico
1. Apocalipsis & Apolo Estrada Jr. beat Astro Boy & Frisbee
2. Fuego/Pegasso/Rey Cometa defeated Arkangel de la Muerte/Escandalo/Loco Max by DQ
3. Dragon Rojo/Los Sicarios del Infierno (Averno y Mephisto) beat Sagrado/Toscano/Valiente
4. Torneo Bicentario de Minis – Finals: Demus 3:16 defeated Pierrothito and will graduate to the regular division. This match was praised as they had double juice and a hot 3rd fall.
5. La Peste Negra (Felino/Negro Casas/Rey Bucanero) beat Blue Panther/Mascara Dorada/Shocker when Negro ripped off Dorada’s mask and pinned him.
Independent 8/24 – Arena Aficion de Pachuca
2. Crazy Star & Vanely defeated Dama del Hierro & Vaquerita
3. Ares/Mascara Oriental/Nino de Fuego beat Antar/Cronos/Sairus by DQ when Cronos fouled Ares.
4. Hijo del Solitario/Tony Rivera/Titan defeated Maldito/Veneno/X-Fly
EMLL 8/24 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Nube Roja & Relampago beat Cerveruz & Templario
2. Astaroth & Black Metal defeated Infierno & Titanio
3. Palacio Negro beat Evola
4. Shigeo Okumura/Sangre Azteca/Nobuo Yoshihashi defeated Angel de Oro/Angel de Plata/Rush
5. Atlantis & Mr. Niebla beat Rotoporky & Maximo when Atlantis fouled Porky behind the ref’s back.
IWL 8/26 – Arena Lopez Mateos
1. Tormento beat Ronny Ventura
2. Torneo por la IWL Intercontinental Title: Sadico eliminated Eterno to advance. Other participants: Daga/Low Rider/Angel o Demonio/Ovett
3. Torneo por la IWL Femenil Title: Sara del Rey defeated Annie Social
4. Torneo por la IWL Tag Titles: Chucho el Roto & Iron Love beat Las Traumas I y II
5. Por la Copa Mundial: Villano III defeated Scorpio Jr. (subbing for Scorpio Sky)
6. Por la Copa Mundial: Blue Demon Jr. beat El Generico
IWRG 8/26 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Imperial beat Fly Star
2. Dinamic Black & Super Halcon Jr. defeated Carta Brava Jr. & Guerrero Dos Mil
3. Comando Negro/Imposible/Magia Negra beat Chico Che/Eragon/Hijo del Pantera
4. IWRG Intercontinental Trios Titles: Los Oficiales (AK-47/Fierro/911) defeated La Fuerza Aerea (Aero Star/Gato Eveready/Laredo Kid) to retain their titles.
5. Los Maniacos (Electroshock/Silver Kain/Ultimo Gladiador) beat Hijo del Cien Caras/Hijo del Mascara Ano Dos Mil/Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr. by DQ when MA2K Jr. went to the dressing room returning with light tubes and bashing them over Gladiador. The Dinamitas then continued to beat the hell out of Gladiador forcing him to be stretchered out.
Independent 8/26 – Plaza de Toros Los Triunfadores de Monclova
1. Principe del Rap/Rebelde Rojo/Naomi beat Black Toro/Demonio Negro/Dama de Hierro
2. Gatito Volador/Sagitarito/Mini Silver Star defeated Coquito Amarillo/Mini Hator/Panchito Tequila by DQ.
3. Espanto Jr./Indio Kikapoo/Pirata Morgan beat Cien Caras Jr./Hijo del Cien Caras/Dr. Cronos even after Espanto turned on Pirata.
4. Juventud Guerrera & Tinieblas defeated Alebrije & Charly Manson
EMLL 8/27 – Arena Mexico
1. Diamante & Sensei beat Inquisidor & Mortiz
2. Astral/Electrico/Ultimo Dragoncito defeated Nitrito/Pequeno Violencia/Pequeno Warrior
3. Lightning Match: Ephesto beat Maximo
4. Mr. Aguila/Hector Garza/Hijo del Texano defeated La Peste Negra (Felino/Negro Casas/Mr. Niebla) with help from Tirantes.
5. “Strongman” Jon Anderson/Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero beat Alebrije/Histeria/Olimpico but the highlight of the match was Que Monito delivering a vicious spear to Cuije.
6. Mistico/Shocker/La Sombra defeated Damian el Terrible/Jushin Thunder Liger/Psicosis by DQ when Liger fouled Mistico.
Independent 8/29 – Arena Neza
1. Flecha Amarilla & Fuego Azul beat Mongus & Pulpo Negro
2. Flamita/Potro de Plata/Caricia defeated Flama Roja/Los Hermanos Muerte I y II
3. Apocalipsis & Ramstein beat Fantastik & Starman with Ramstein & Fantasik headed to a singles match.
4. Alebrije/Histeria/Psicosis defeated Toscano/Averno/Dr. X when Psicosis fouled and pinned Averno.
IWRG 8/29 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Guerrero Dos Mil beat Pikachu
2. Jack & Super Halcon Jr. defeated Comando Negro & Epidemia
3. Magia Negra & Mr. Power beat Simbolo & Miss Gaviota
4. Cuadrangular de Parejas: Black Terry & Cerebro Negro defeated AK-47 & Fierro to win. Other participants: Avisman & Hijo del Diablo and El Angel (subbing for Chico Che who suffered a knee injury after the match started) & Micke Segura
5. Elimination Match: Dr. Cerebro eliminated Chris Stone to win. Other participants: Freelance/Hijo del Pirata Morgan/911/Veneno/El Brazo/Decnis/Ozz/Ultimo Gladiador
EMLL 8/29 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Eros beat Halcon Furia
2. El Divino defeated In Memoria
3. Hierro & Virgo beat Malefico & Mr. Trueno
4. Amapola/Princesa Sugei/Mima Shimoda defeated Goya Kong/Marcela/Silueta
5. CMLL Heavyweight Title: Ultimo Guerrero beat Shocker to retain his title. UG had been running smack before the match saying that everytime Shocker brings his dad to their singles matches, he ends up losing so maybe he should bring his mom to this one. Shocker did just that which angered UG who wanted her kicked out but the commission refused. UG ended up winning anyway and Shocker injured his left knee.
6. La Mascara/Mistico/La Sombra defeated Damian el Terrible/Hijo del Texano/Mr. Niebla
EMLL 8/29 – Arena Coliseo
1. Los Hombres del Camoflaje (Artillero y Super Comando) beat Bengala & Robin
2. Angel Azteca Jr./Brazo de Oro/Fabian el Gitano/Metalico defeated Los Tuareg (Arkangel de la Muerte/Dr. X/Hooligan/Nitro)
3. Delta/Fuego/Metro beat Euforia/Nosferatu/Polvora
4. Blue Panther/Rotoporky/Toscano defeated Felino/Jushin Thunder Liger/Ray Mendoza Jr. by DQ when Mendoza fouled BP.
5. Charly Manson/Olimpico/Psicosis beat Averno/Negro Casas/Rey Bucanero with some help from Tirantes. Averno then demanded a match with Manson afterwards.
6. Atlantis defeated Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
FULL 8/29 – Arena Solidaridad
1. Medico Infernal beat Black Silver
2. Exhibition Match (because they were between 10 & 14 years old): Obsession & Lady Flamer defeated Cachorro del Ring & El Ciclon
3. Crucifico/Face Man/Principe Azteca beat Black Soul/Mortifero/Titanik
4. Coco Viper/Memo Valle/Veneno Extremo defeated El Poder del Norte (Rio Bravo II/Tito Santana/Tigre Cota)
5. Caballera contra Caballera: Tigre Universitario beat Panthro
6. Estrella Dorada Jr./L.A. Par-K/Silver Kain defeated Dr. Wagner Jr./Elegido/Hijo del Ninja by DQ when Doc fouled Kain.
EMLL 8/30 – Arena Puebla
1. King Jaguar & Stigma beat Fuerza Chicana & Sauron
2. Torneo Cibernetico: Raziel eliminated Lestat to win. Order of Elimination: Black Tiger/Puma King/Asturiano/Escorpion/Durango Kid/Centella de Oro/Lestat
3. Delta/Diamante/Rush defeated Dr. X/Hooligan/Nitro
4. Blue Panther/Mascara Dorada/Mistico beat Mr. Aguila/Hector Garza/Psicosis and after the match Dorada & Mistico challenged Aguila & Garza to a shot at their CMLL Tag Titles afterwards.
5. Mexican National Lt. Heavyweight Title: Volador Jr. defeated La Sombra to retain his title in what was called a helluva match.
EMLL 8/31 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Hijo del Javier Cruz beat Quka
2. El Idolo & Samurai defeated Acertijo & Leon Blanco
3. Leo beat Rey Trueno
4. El Gallo/Metal Blanco/Palacio Negro defeated Ephesto/Euforia/Vangelis by DQ when Ephesto fouled Gallo.
5. Hijo del Fantasma/Rayo de Jalisco Jr./Valiente beat Atlantis/Averno/Dragon Rojo
EMLL 8/31 – Arena Mexico
1. Camorra & Inquisidor beat Camaleon & Robin
2. Maximito/Shockercito/Ultimo Dragoncito defeated Pequeno Violencia/Pequeno Warrior/Universito Dos Mil
3. Fuego/Leono/Metro beat Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Cancerbero/Nosferatu/Virus) by DQ when Virus fouled Metro.
4. Damian el Terrible/Hijo del Texano/Shigeo Okumura defeated Angel de Oro/Sagrado/Toscano
5. La Mascara/Mascara Dorada/Mistico beat La Peste Negra (Felino/Negro Casas/Rey Bucanero) with Dorada using a Casita to beat Negro and challenged him to a shot at his CMLL Welterweight Title afterwards.
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