Viva La Raza! # Dieciocho: Lucha Weekly
March 20, 2009
By: Josh Boutwell of WrestleView.com
It's been a big week for AAA, not so much for CMLL or any of the INDY's so I?m going to start off with AAA this week. Other than AAA it has been extremely slow this week but things should pick up tomorrow and going into next week with CMLL's Leyandas taping and another AAA TV Taping on Friday. AAAMarco Corleone (Mark Jindrak), Juventud Guerrera, & Dr. Wagner Jr. jump to AAA!
It was a huge week for AAA in terms of picking up some big time talents. Juventud was the first (in terms of showing up in the show) to make the jump to AAA. Juventud left AAA back in August of last year and has been competing mostly on the INDY scene along with wrestling for the NWE over in Europe and he is still the NWE Cruiserweight Champion to my knowledge. Juventud made his surprise return at the end of the X-Pac, Alex Koslov, & Charly Manson vs. Hart Foundation 2.0 & El Zorro match and helped DMEX & Manson win.
Afterwards he vowed to end La Legion for good. The day after the Rey de Reyes taping Juventud thanked AAA in a press conference for welcoming him back and said that he and AAA worked out their differences. He clarified that he hadn?t joined D-Generation MEX but he liked their style and it's an option, but he still is very fond of the Mexican Powers (which he founded several years ago). I smell a DMEX vs. Mexican Powers feud coming over who gets Juvi. Great to see him back with AAA though as now we?ll get to see him in the ring more.
Marco officially made his debut in AAA at "Rey de Reyes" shocking most people (including me) as Marco has said over and over that he wasn't leaving CMLL when the rumors started several months ago. Marco helped Vampiro when his Seconds Hair Match (full results below) and there have been talks about him joining D-Generatino MEX and if that's true then DMEX went from being a upper midcard group to one of the top groups in all of a Lucha Libre in one night with Juvi (if he joins) and Marco joining. Marco talked about his jump in a blog post and said that he had gone as far as a foreigner simply can go in CMLL, and talked about CMLL not giving him the push that he should've been given due to how over he was with the crowd. He also talked about being there for more than 2 1/2 years and not getting one Championship (which I agree with) and how CMLL refuses to do more modern wrestling, rather than traditional lucha libre. Juvi also said that he would be fulfilling all of his obligations that he is overseas and on the INDY scene including his scheduled appearances in the Perros del Mal promotion.
After the Main Event Dr. Wagner Jr. shocked the world by showing up (with his UWA Heavyweight Title I may add) and challenged El Mesias for the AAA Heavyweight Title! This comes only a few weeks after Wagner flat out denied that he was in negotiations with AAA (probably to keep the shock value). After the challenge Konnan offered Wagner a spot in the Legion and said he had only one week to make up his mind.
AAA 3/15 Rey de Reyes TV Taping Results
1) Aerostar, Fabi Apache, & Gran Apache def. Billy Boy, Cinthia Moreno, & Tigre Cota
2) Rey de Reyes Semifinals: Latin Lover def. Abismo Negro, Ozz, & Black Abyss
3) Rey de Reyes Semifinals: Silver King def. El Elegido, Alan Stone, & Joe Lider
4) Rey de Reyes Semifinals: Electroshock def. Octagon, Super Fly, & Nicho el Millionario
5) Rey de Reyes Semifinals: La Parka Jr. def. Super Porky, Escoria, & Kenzo Suzuki
6) Jack Evans, Teddy Hart, & El Zorro def. X-Pac, Charly Manson, & Alex Koslov
7) Seconds Hair Match: Vampiro w/Joaquin Roldan def. Konnan w/Arturo Rivera
8) Rey de Reyes Finals: Electroshock def. La Parka Jr., Silver King, & Latin Lover to win the 2009 Rey de Reyes!
9) AAA World Heavyweight Title Cage Match: El Mesias (c) def. Chessman to retain the title!
* NOTES *
- After the opener Aerostar asked Gran Apache for permission to kiss his daughter (but didn't say which daughter), and Billy Boy didn't care because he said he's in love with Sexi Star (WTF?!) now. Talk about a soap opera.
- In the Trios match between Hart Foundation 2.0 & Zorro against DMEX & Charly, X-Pac fought Zorro to the back and Juvi came in to help DMEX get the win. After the match Juventud Guerrera vowed to end the Legion!
- In the Seconds Hair Match Marco Corleone made his jump to to AAA and was in Vampiro & Roldan's corner and eventually helped Vampiro win.
- In the Rey de Reyes Finals Silver King eliminated Parka and then Latin eliminated Silver King and finally Electroshock eliminated Latin Lover to win the 2009 Rey de Reyes!
- In the Main Event Dr. Wagner Jr. shocked everyone by coming out and challenging Mesias to a match for Mesias' AAA Heavyweight Title! Konnan then offered Wagner a spot in the Legion and gave him a one week deadline to make his decision.
AAA 03/16 Results
1) Encapuchando, Mario Mora, & Terremoto King Jr. def. Linterna Verde, Tygon, & Wilbert
2) Kempo Dragon & Relampago def. Cuervo & Escoria via DQ
3) Extreme Tiger & TJ Extreme def. Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
4) Charly Manson & Super Fly def. Electroshock & Ozz
5) Black Abyss, Konnan, El Zorro, & Silver King def. Abismo Negro, El Mesias, & Relampago
* NOTES *
- This show was said to be very confusing so I?m not even going to attempt to try.
AAA 03/22 TV Taping Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup
1) Billy Boy & Cinthia Moreno vs. Sexy Star & Mystery Partner
2) AAA Cruiserweight Title: ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ???
3) Abismo Negro & El Elegido vs. Black Abyss & Electroshock
4) Silver King vs. La Parka Jr.
5) Charly Manson, El Mesias, & Vampiro vs. Chessman, Escoria, & El Zorro
* NOTES *
- Still unsure on what the deal with this Cruiserweight Title is going to be. Some are saying that the final four or first four out of the Dome Cage will get a shot at the Cruiserweight Title here in the four way.
CMLLPequeno Damian666 & Others Finish Up Successful Tour of Japan with Dradition
CMLLL mini, Pequeno Damian666, wrestled for the Dradition promotion in Japan on the 3/9, 3/10, 3/12, & 3/14 cards. Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino, & Ultimo Dragon were also part of the tour. On 3/09 4L Blazer, El Blazer (the very talented Takuya Sugi), & KAZE def. Bear Fekuda, Pequeno Damian666, & Nozomi Kudo and then later on in the show Pequeno Damian666 made it to the final 2 in a 14-man Battle Royal but fell to El Blazer in the end. Also, Brazo de Oro & Brazo de Platino beat Hajime Ohara & Amigo Suzuki on the card. On 3/10 Pequeno Damian666 teamed with Hiro Saito to defeat Azteca & El Blazer. Also on the card Ultimo Dragon teamed with Brazo de Oro & Brazo de Platino to beat Bear Fukuda, Hajime Ohara, & Sataoshi Kajiwara. On 03/12 Pequeno Damian666 teamed with Bear Fukuda and beat El Blazer & Sataoshi Kajiwara while Ultimo Dragon once again teamed up with Brazo de Oro & Brazo de Platino to defeat the team of Otokosakari, Mineo Fujia, & Hajime Ohara. On the 03/14 card the team of Ultimo Dragon, Brazo de Platino, & Brazo de Oro was once again succesful as they beat Otokosakari, Hajime Ohara, & Amigo Suzuki. Azteca & El Blazer then got revenge on Pequeno Damian666 & Bear Fukuda. In the Main Event Brazo de Platino won a 14-Man Battle Royal defeating El Blazer & Pequeno Damian666 as the final 3. Not sure if they are booked for anymore shows this month.
CMLL 03/13 Arena Mexico Results
1) Sombra de Plata & Trueno def. Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, & Rey Cometa def. Hooligan, Loco Max, & Polvora
3) Lightning Match: Mascarita Dorada def. Pequeno Warrior
4) Maximo, Metro, & Sagrado def. Misterioso II, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, & Ultimo Guerrero def. Averno, Mephisto, & Villano V via DQ
6) Heavy Metal, Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla def. Dos Caras Jr., Mistico, & Marco Corleone
CMLL 03/15 Arena Mexico Results
1) Caligula & Messala def. Molotov & Trueno
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Skandalo def. Fabian el Gitano, Flash, & Stuka Jr.
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, & Marcela def. Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, & Sahori
4) Angel Azteca Jr., Blue Panther, & La Sombra def. Lizmark Jr., Mr. Niebla, & Rey Bucanero
5) CMLL World Trios Titles: Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara (c) def. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto to retain their titles!
CMLL 03/17 Arena Mexico Results
1) Puma King & Tiger Kid def. Sombra de Plata & Trueno
2) Hooligan, Skandalo, & Vangelis def. Fabian el Gitano, Metalico, & Tony Rivera
3) Lady Apache, Sahori, & Marcela def. Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei via DQ
4) Mascara Dorada, Mictlan, & Valiente def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Ephesto, & Virus
5) Blue Panther, La Sombra, & Sagrado def. Misterioso II, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
CMLL 03/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Torneo Tanque Dantes: Acertijo & Mr. Trueno vs. Katana & Malefico
2) Torneo Tanque Dantes: Palacio Negro & Samurai vs. Angel del Mal & Infierno
3) Torneo Tanque Dantes: Boomerang & Gallo vs. Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy
4) Mascara Dorada, Mictlan, & Valiente vs. Felino, Satanico, & Virus
5) Averno, Mephisto, & Texano Jr. vs. Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, & Ultimo Guerrero
CMLL 03/22 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Molotov & Sensei vs. Caligula & Messala
2) Bam Bam, Saturno, & Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Pequeno Warrior, Pequeno Violencia, & Pierrothito
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, & Marcela vs. Amapola, Princesa Blanca, & Rosa Negra
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, & La Sombra vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, & Misterioso II
5) Marco Corleone, Mistico, & Shocker vs. Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas
INDY & OTHER NEWSOrlando Colon Fails to Win Zero-1 Title
Orlando Colon of the famous Puerto Rican Colon family had his shot at the Zero-1 World Heavyweight Title, as I reported last week, against champion: Shijori Ohtani on March 15th, but the youngster came up short and was pinned after a Spiral Bomb in the 13:54 matchup. Also, on the card former TNA X-Division wrestler, Sonjay Dutt, made his first post-TNA appearence and did so in style. He defeated Ikuto Hidaka for the International Jr. Heavyweight Title. Congrats to Sonjay.TNA Putting on Show in Puerto Rico Afterall
Last week I reported about TNA cancelling their upcoming show in Puerto Rico, but they announced this week that they are just pushing it back until the summer. The word going around is that the local promoter they are doing the show with wanted to push it back.
IWRG 03/15 Arena Naucalpan "Night of Champions" Results
1) Comando Negro & Judas el Traidor def. Garra de Aguila & Latin Brother
2) EdM Trios Titles: Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro (c) def. Gemelo Fantastico I, Trauma I, & Trauma II to retain their titles!
3) IWRC Intercontinental Lightweight Title: Zatura def. Tetsuya Bushi (c) to win the title!
4) IWRG Intercontinental Trios Titles: Oficial AK47, Oficial 911, & Oficial Fierro (c) def. Arlequin, Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), & Pierroth II to retain their titles!
5) IWRG Intercontinental Tag Titles: Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. (c) def. Head Hunter I & Head Hunter II to retain the titles!
* NOTES *
- Night of Champions ends with only one changing head, Bushi dropping the Lightweight Title to Zatura.
GROON 03/21 Tribute Show Lineup
1) Rey Neza vs. Tony Cirio vs. Maquina de la Muerte vs. Skyderman vs. Potro de Plata vs. Galactico vs. Demente vs. Espiral Negro vs. Pilio vs. Caballero Bus
2) Mini Cibernetico, Mini Ozz, & Mini Scorpio vs. Mini Apache, Mini Oriental, & Mini Zumbido
3) Womens Cage of Death: Rossy Moreno vs. Lola Gonzalez vs. Vicky Carranza vs. Esther Moreno vs. Crazy Star vs. Valentina vs. Flor Metalica vs. La Chola vs. Afrodita vs. Cyber Star vs. Demente vs. Miss Janneth
4) Solar I, Super Astro, & Ultraman vs. El Signo, Negro Navarro, & Rambo
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Scorpio Jr., Ultraman Jr., & Zumbido vs. Cien Caras Jr., Hijo del Solitario, Hijo de Leatherface, & L.A. Park
La Rosa 03/29 Arena Solidaridad Lineup
1) Baby Fox, Sky, & Turbina vs. Guerrero Griego, Neon, & Titanik
2) Bella Karina, Galactar, Martha Villalobos, & Mini Gato Voldador vs. Linda Star, Mini Hator, Sexi Psicsis, & Simbollo
3) Diluvio Negro I, Estrella Dorada, & Gato Volador vs. Apolo Estrada, Mongol Chino, Monje Negro Jr.
4) Juventud Guerrera, Diluvio Negro II, & Intocable vs. Antifaz del Norte, Olimpico, & Scorpio
5) El Hijo del Santo, Aventurero, & Tinieblas Jr. vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Hator, & Super Parka
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