CMLL Luchadora Semi-Retires This past weekend on one of CMLL's weekly shows luchadora, Hiroka, announced that she would be retiring for a few years so that she can start a family. Hiroka is married to Pequeno Damian666 (Demus 3:16 now). She has been wrestling since 2002 and is a former CMLL World Minis Champion and was trained in Japan by Shinobu Kandori and then in Mexico by Jose Luis Feliciano and El Hijo del Gladiador. She says that she plans on making a return eventually. Good luck to Hiroka and Damian in starting their family, hopefully she will be gracing a lucha ring once again soon.
Pequeno Damian666 Changes His Name This week it was announced by CMLL that Lucha Mini Pequeno Damian666 would be officially changing his name to Demus 3:16, supposedly Damian666 owns the rights to the name and will no longer let him use it. Demus says that the name is an Arabian demon.
La Sombra In Japan La Somrba's tour of Japan continues. Sombra now has 4 points and is likely eliminated from possibly making it to the Semifinals (unless something major happens, like an injury). Sombra has wins over Gedo and Tiger Mask IV and losses to Kota Ibushi, Davey Richards, & KUSHIDA along with appearing (and losing) in 3 multi-man Tag Team Matches. - Super Jr. Tourney: La Sombra def. Tiger Mask IV (05/30) - Super Jr. Tourney: Kota Ibushi def. La Sombra (06/01) - Jushin Thunder Liger, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Prince Devitt def. La Sombra, Kota Ibushi, & KUSHIDA (06/02) - Super Jr. Tourney: La Sombra def. Gedo (06/04) - Super Jr. Tourney: Davey Richards def. La Sombra (06/05) - Manabu Nakanishi, Yutaka Yoshie, & Tomoaki Honma def. La Sombra, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Mitsuhide Hirasawa (06/06) - Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Yujiro, Tetsuya Naito, & Tomohiro Ishii def. La Sombra, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Yuji Nagata, & Wataru Inoue (06/08) - Super Jr. Tourney: KUSHIDA def. La Sombra (06/10) - Super Jr. Tourney: La Sombra vs. Prince Devitt (06/11) - Super Jr. Tourney: La Sombra vs. Jushin Thunder Liger (06/12)
CMLL 06/04 Arena Mexico Results 1) Astro Boy & Sensei def. Mortiz & Semental 2) Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior def. Astral, Mascarita Dorada, & Ultimo Dragoncito 3) Lightning Match: Virus def. Valiente 4) Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr., & Metro def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca via DQ 5) Hector Garza, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. def. Volador Jr., La Mascara, & Maximo 6) Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Giant Bernard def. Shocker, Toscano, & Strong Man * NOTES * - In the middle of a show judges for a Dance Reality Show were presented as Special Guests for the show, and one of those judges was none other than Latin Lover! After the Semi-Main Event Lover and Hector Garza met face-to-face and Lover offered a handshake to his old buddy. Lover accepted it but then all of a sudden decked Lover! They then began brawling around ringside with Texano & Terrible helping Garza. Lover later on declared he would get his revenge in Arena Mexico. A video of the incident is already up:
CMLL 06/06 "Sin Salida" Arena Mexico Results 1) Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito def. Bam Bam & Shockercito 2) Metro, Rush, & Stuka Jr. def. Histeria II, Maniaco, & Monsther 3) Shocker, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara def. Psicosis II, El Alebrije, & Olimpico via DQ 4) Relevos Increibles: Mistico, Mr. Aguila, & Mascara Dorada def. Volador Jr., Averno, & Negro Casas via DQ 5) Giant Bernard, Mascara Ano 2000, & Universo 2000 def. Strong Man, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Brazo de Plata 6) Hair vs. Hair: Maximo def. Taichi * NOTES * - Demus gets a win in his first match since changing his name. - Hector Garza ran in during the third match causing the DQ. Rudos destroy the tecnicos afterward. - In the Relevos Increibles Averno came out wearing his Averno/Mistico combo mask (that he and Mistico wore in the Parejas Increibles Tournament earlier this year. He offered the other mask to Mistico but he declined it. Averno then took off his mask revealing a Volador Jr./Averno combo mask and Volador was also wearing one! Volador went all-out rudo during the match and got DQ'ed in the 3rd fall. CMLL posted up highlight pics of the match (where you can see Volador & Averno's combo masks):
- Giant Bernard injured Strong Man in the Semi-Main and won the match for his team. - Taichi loses his first Mask vs. Mask Match.
CMLL 06/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Black Metal def. Nocturno 2) Nube Roja & Tondar def. Quca & Titanio 3) Infierno & Leon Blanco def. Angelo & Metatron 4) Delta & Diamante def. Dragon Rojo Jr. & Polvora 5) Occidente Light Heavyweight Title: Gallo def. Mr. Trueno to win the vacant title! 6) Blue Panther, Toscano, & Sagrado def. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis * NOTES * - Gallo FINALLY wins the Occidente Light Heavyweight Title.
CMLL 06/07 Arena Puebla Results 1) Akron, Fuerza Chicana, & Toro Bill Sr. def. King Jaguar, Lestat, & Tigre Rojo Jr. 2) Angel de Plata, Fabian el Gitano, & Sensei def. Dr. X, Hooligan, & Nitro 3) Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei def. Dalys la Caribena, Lady Apache, & Luna Magica 4) Blue Panther, La Mascara, & Toscano def. Olimpico, Shigeo Okumura, & Taichi 5) Giant Bernard, Mascara Ano 2000, & Universo 2000 def. Shocker, Brazo de Plata, & Strong Man
CMLL 06/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Virgo def. Meteoro 2) El Divino & Leo def. Angel del Mal & In Memoriam 3) Gallo & Palacio Negro def. Rafaga & Rey Trueno 4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca def. Delta, Metal Blanco, & Rush 5) Giant Bernard & Hector Garza def. Shocker & Brazo de Plata
CMLL 06/08 Arena Mexico Results 1) Rayo Tapatio II & Robin def. Cholo & Semental 2) Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei, & Yeska def. Estrella Magica, Lluvia, & Luna Magica 3) Angel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, & Rey Cometa def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Skandalo 4) Polvora, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. def. Blue Panther, Toscano, & Sagrado 5) Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis def. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto * NOTES * - Bucanero pinned Ephesto clean in the 3rd fall and then challenged Ephesto for the Light Heavyweight Title which he accepts.
CMLL 06/11 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Metalico & Starman vs. Puma King & Tiger Kid 2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Rush vs. Cancerbero, Euforia, & Raziel 3) Mascara Dorada, Metro, & Stuka Jr. vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca 4) Mexican National Welterweight Title: Valiente (c) vs. Virus 5) Shocker, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Brazo de Plata vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Giant Bernard 6) Mistico, Negro Casas, & Hijo del Fantasma vs. Volador Jr., Hector Garza, & Olimpico
CMLL 06/13 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Bengala & Horus vs. Artillero & Super Comando 2) Lightning Match: Astro Boy vs. Mortiz 3) Leono, Tony Rivera, & Trueno vs. Bronco III, Durango Kid, & Inquisidor 4) Goya Kong, Lady Apache, & Marcela vs. La Amapola, La Comandante, & Mima Shimoda 5) La Mascara, Maximo, & Valiente vs. El Alebrije, Psicosis II, & El Oriental 6) Mistico, Mr. Aguila, & Mascara Dorada vs. Averno, Negro Casas, & Volador Jr. * NOTES * - Another awesome Main Event, should be really good. - El Oriental is in CMLL now, interesting.
CMLL 06/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Tondar vs. Titanio 2) El Divino & Leo vs. Acertijo & In Memoriam 3) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro vs. Exterminador & Malefico 4) Metro, Rush, & Sagrado vs. Misterioso II, Polvora, & Shigeo Okumura 5) Shocker, Hijo del Fantasma, & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Mascara Ano 2000, Universo 2000, & Olimpico
CMLL 06/14 Arena Puebla Lineup 1) Black Tiger, Blue Center, & SWAt vs. Barbaro I, Centauro de Fuego, & Policeman 2) Molotov, Sensei, & Starman vs. Bronco III, Durango Kid, & Mortiz 3) PWR Women's Title: Lady Apache (c) vs. Princesa Sujei 4) Brazo de Plata, Sagrado, & Toscano vs. El Terrible, Texano Jr. & Vangelis 5) Blue Panthera, Volador Jr., & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Atlantis, Negro Casas, & Universo 2000 * NOTES * - This is the first time Apache is defending her U.S. title (PWR Women's Championship).
CMLL 06/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Relampago vs. Cerveruz 2) Astaroth & Magnum vs. Angel del Mal & Infierno 3) Hierro & Neutron vs. Ebola & Rafaga 4) Angel Azteca, Metal Blanco, & Rush vs. Cancerbero, Euforia, & Raziel 5) Shocker & Toscano vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Hector Garza
CMLL 06/15 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Bengala & Metalico vs. Artillero & Super Comando 2) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Fantasy vs. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Nitro, & Pequeno Violencia 3) Diamante, Sagrado, & Valiente vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Nosferatu, & Virus 4) Mistico, Detla, & Brazo de Plata vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Polvora 5) CMLL Light Heavyweight Title: Ephesto (c) vs. Rey Bucanero * NOTES * - The last time Bucanero faced Ephesto for this belt, he tore his knee to shreds.
Silver King Changes his Name This weekend AAA announced that Silver King is officially changing his name. He is changing to to Silver Cain. The reason is because under this NEW gimmick he can legally (by Lucha rules) wear his mask again and not have any problems with the Lucha Comission. I hate the name but they're doing it.
AAA Video Game Update Just a quick update on AAA's upcoming video or at least the pre-order on the game. Right now if you pre-order the game (due out in August) you will receive a free Official AAA Lucha Mask. If you order online you will get a Dr. Wagner Jr. mask, but if you pre-order in store you can choose from Dr. Wagner Jr., Abismo Negro, Octagon, or La Parka Jr. (some stores may only have one or two of the masks though). The video game will be available on Playstation 3, X-Box 360, or Wii. The official cover still has yet to be revealed.
L.A. Park Punchout Video on ESPN This week the already infamous video of L.A. Park punching out the video who decided to put his hands on Park, was shown during P.T.I. (Pardon The Interruption) on ESPN! It was played during their "Who's Side Are You On?" segment where Michael Wilbon said he thought the fan was a plant (as in AAA put him there to get knocked out in an angle). Yeah, Wilbon isn't very bright apparently. Tony Kornheiser said he didn't blame Park for knocking the guy out. I wish I had video of it on ESPN but couldn't find any online as of yet.
La Parka-Lucha Commission Drama Coming off the heels of the big L.A. Park vs. La Parka Jr. showdown at TripleMania there continues to be controversy over the finish to the Main Event (to read the full results, see below). After outside interference from Perros del Mal, helping Park get the win, the Lucha Commission declared that they were overruling the outcome of the match and declaring it a No Contest. Later, at the post-show Press Conference, AAA said that L.A. Park was the official winner no matter what anyone else says. During the week the Lucha Commission issued a statement once again saying that the match has been ruled a No Contest citing actual rules from the Lucha Rulebook. This all pretty much seems to be, at least in my opinion, the Commission messing with AAA and just trying to get some controversy (as there is numerous Main Events with tainted finishes that they say nothing about, including TripleMania's Main Event in the past). There logic is that the referee that started the match (Copetes Salazar) isn't the one who counted the pinfall (which was Hijo de Tirantes, he came in after Salazar got knocked out). Most likely AAA will just continue to ignore them and go on with the angle as they had planned, but that may not be the case because Thursday AAA noted that the Commission has officially ruled the match a No Contest so L.A. Park will remain L.A. Park and La Parka Jr. will remain La Parka (Jr.) at this point. I'm so confused. The Lucha Commission is typically more of a pain in the a** than anything else.
L.A. Park's Bottle Throwing Incident on Video 2 weeks in a row we get an awesome video of L.A. Park being, well, awesome. This is the bottle throwing incident that I mentioned last week where some fans were throwing bottles at L.A. Park and then Park decided to toss them right back at the fans. The incident starts at 0:19 seconds in the video:
Pics from TripleMania I was going to just insert these into the notes of the results but I decided to just post them separately because there are so many great ones. Pictures are courtesy of various sites (Black Terry Jr., Estrellas del Ring, Gritamix.com, and AAA).
- The Mini Vipers are in full force:
- Mini Charly Manson slams Mini Abismo onto a ladder:
- Mini Abismo Negro eats a chair:
- La Parkita flies:
- Octagoncito wins the Minis Championship:
- Jennifer Blade & Rain:
- Sexy Star dives:
- TNA's Beer Money Inc. invades Mexico!:
- La Hermandad goes at it with Beer Money of TNA:
- The Tower of Doom in the Tag Titles 4-Way:
- TNA's Hernandez dives off the cage:
- Chessman hits a Moonsault off the top of the cage:
- Cinthia Moreno & Fabi Apache double team Blade:
- The Cruisersweights battle it out:
- Jack Evans hits the 630 Splash on Daniels to win the Cruiserweight Title:
- Electroshock dives onto Dr. Wagner Jr.:
- Dr. Wagner Jr. hits the Wagner Driver on Electroshock:
- El Mesias presents Wagner with the belt:
- 10 years in the making:
- A bloody (and with a ripped mask) L.A. Park dives onto La Parka Jr.:
- A bloody L.A. Park:
- An incredible picture of the two bloody Parkas:
- L.A. Park hits La Parka Jr. with the Martinete (Tombstone):
- Perros del Mal stand tall in a AAA ring!:
- Perros del Mal again (from left to right: Black Warrior, mystery man, Damian666, La Parka, Hijo de L.A. Park, Halloween, Pesadilla, Perro Aguayo Jr., & Super Crazy; kneeling: X-Fly & Damian666 Jr.):
- Silver King & Ultimo Gladiador pose with the Tag Titles backstage:
- Dr. Wagner Jr. and Jack Evans pose with their titles at the Post-PPV Press Conference:
AAA 06/06 "TripleMania XVIII" PPV Results 1) AAA Minis Title Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match: Octagoncito def. Mini Abismo Negro (c), Mini Charly Manson, Mascarita Divina, Mini Histeria, Mascarita Sagrada, La Parkita, Mini Chessman, & Mini Psicosis 2) Losers Are The Winners Maids: Jennifer Blade, Rain, & Sexy Star def. Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, & Mari Apache 3) AAA Tag Team Titles Fatal 4-Way Elimination: Silver King & Ultimo Gladiador def. Atsushi Aoki & Go Shiozaki (c), James Storm & Robert Roode, and Nicho el Millionario & Joe Lider to win the titles! 4) Seconds Hair vs. Hair Cage Match: Alex Koslov, Chessman, & Hernandez w/Hijo de Tirantes def. Heavy Metal, Octagon, & Pimpinela Escarlata w/Piero 5) Extreme Rules: Cibernetico & Abyss def. Vampiro & El Zorro 6) AAA Cruiserweight Title Fatal 4-Way Elimination: Jack Evans def. Extreme Tiger (c), Christopher Daniels, & NOSAWA to win the title! 7) AAA Heavyweight Title: Dr. Wagner Jr. def. Electroshock (c) to win the title! 8) Name vs. Name: L.A. Park def. La Parka Jr. to win the rights to the La Parka name! * NOTES * - La Parkita & Mini Chessman were added to the Minis Title Match last minute. Mini Abismo Negro and La Parkita were injured during the match. Octagoncito wins the Minis Title for the first time, ending Mini Abismo Negro's 6 month reign. - For 30 days Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, & Mari Apache will be the maids for Jennifer Blade, Rain, & Sexy Star. - La Hermandad eliminated Aoki & Shiozaki first, then Beer Money eliminated La Hermandad, and finally Silver King & Gladiador beat Beer Money to win the titles. Afterward Junior Dinamitas (Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.) ran out and attacked King & Gladiador continuing the AAA vs. IWRG feud. - The Seconds Hair Match was turned into a Cage Match for no apparent reason, just usual AAA booking. During the match the big spots were Hernandez's big Plancha off the top of the cage and Chessman's Moonsault off the cage onto Heavy Metal. It came down to just Heavy Metal and Chessman with Chessman getting the win and then the rudos shaving Piero's head afterward. - In the Extreme Rules Tag Match Konnan tried to throw powder into Cibernetico's eyes but hit Vampiro instead. Cibernetico then Chokeslammed him for the pin. Koslov, Daniels, & Hernandez then attacked Cibernetico but Cibernetico along with La Hermandad chased them off. - In the Cruiserwegiht match the champion, Tiger, was eliminated when a man dressed in Extreme Tiger's mask ran out and distracted him. The man unmasked revealing he was Relampago! Evans beat Daniels to win the belt. - Wagner got the clean win on Electroshock to regain the title after a Wagner Driver. El Mesias came out after the match to present Wagner with the belt (I then proceeded to beat my head against my desk because the thought of El Mesias vs. Wagner Pt. 500 makes me physically ill). - In the Main Event in a bit of a shocking result L.A. Park wins back the rights to the La Parka name when he beats La Parka (Jr.). Park hit Park Jr. with a Martinete and then punched out Joaquin Roldan when he jumped in the ring to protest it, but Park ended up hitting Dorian as well. Dorian got up and nailed Park with a chair! Mexicos Most Wanted (Damian666 & Halloween) ran out and threw Dorian out of the ring and placed Park on top of Parka Jr. for the win! The rest of Perros del Mal (Perro Aguayo Jr., X-Fly, Black Warrior, Super Crazy, Hijo de L.A. Park, and Damian's son) came out and celebrated with Park , and then AAA stars ran out to try and run off Perros del Mal. Perro Aguayo Jr. gets on the mic and claims that PdM is the best Lucha Libre promotion (did someone forget to tell CMLL?) and that lucha libre needs change and PdM is change. Park and Perros del Mal then declared war on AAA. After a rock band performed Maricela Pena got in the ring and announced that supposedly the Lucha Commission had annulled L.A. Park's win declaring the match a NO CONTEST because of Perros del Mal's interference. The fans were not happy about this at all. AAA then clarified at the post-show Press Conference that L.A. Park IS the winner of the match (apparently the Lucha Commission attempted to get involved and force AAA to call it a No Contest but they pretty much told them to go shove it). So Park owns the rights to the La Parka name now!
AAA 06/15 "E3 Video Game Convention" Los Angeles, CA Lineup 1) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly vs. Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown 2) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito vs. Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Charly Manson 3) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly vs. Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown * NOTES * - This is the video game convention where they will be hyping the AAA video game. The reason there is the same match twice is they will be doing the first match at one time and the next one at a later time during the day.
AAA 06/16 "E3 Video Game Convention" Los Angeles, CA Lineup 1) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito vs. Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Charly Manson 2) Aeorstar, Super Fly, & Laredo Kid vs. Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown 3) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito vs. Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Charly Manson
AAA 06/16 TV Taping Lineup 1) Gato Eveready, Gran Apache, & Relampago vs. Billy Boy, Decnnis, & El Brazo 2) Alan Stone & Chris Stone vs. Cuervo & Escoria 3) Heavy Metal, Jack Evans, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Alex Koslov, Chessman, & Kenzo Suzuki 4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Octagon vs. Electroshock & Ultimo Gladiador 5) Cibernetico, Nicho el Millionario, & Joe Lider vs. Hernandez, Vampiro, & El Zorro
AAA 06/17 "E3 Video Game Convention" Los Angeles, CA Lineup 1) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly vs. Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown 2) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver King vs. La Parka Jr. & El Elegido
Dragon Gate 06/05 Aichi Results 1) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. Yasushi Kanda & Kzy 2) Cyber Kong def. Naoki Tanisaki 3) Shingo Takagi def. PAC 4) Ryo Saito & Gamma def. YAMATO & KAGETORA 5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk def. Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, & Anthony W. Mori
Dragon Gate 06/10 Tokyo Results 1) Kotoka def. Super Shenlong 2) Naruki Doi, PAC, & Mark Haskins def. Dragon Kid, Ryo Saito, & Makoto Hashi 3) Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii def. Yasushi Kanda & Kenichiro Arai 4) Masato Yoshino & BxB Hulk def. Takuya Sugawara & Kzy 5) K-Ness def. Naoki Tanisaki 6) Susumu Yokosuka def. Cyber Kong 7) Open the Triangle Gate Titles: CIMA, Gamma, & Genki Horiguchi (c) def. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, & KAGETORA to retain the titles!
Dragon Gate 06/20 Fukuoka Lineup 1) Yasushi Kanda, Kenichiro Arai, & Kzy vs. Ryo Saito, Dragon Kid, & Mentai Kid 2) K-Ness vs. Super Shisa 3) YAMATO & KAGETORA vs. Masato Yoshino & Mark Haskins 4) Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii vs. Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong 5) BxB Hulk vs. Susumu Yokosuka 6) Open the Triangle Gate Titles: CIMA, Gamma, & Genki Horiguchi (c) vs. Naruki Doi, Naoki Tanisaki, & PAC
Dragon Gate 06/24 Osaka Lineup 1) Yasushi Kanda & Kzy vs. Mark Haskins & Super Shisa 2) Ryo Saito & Dragon Kid vs. Cyber Kong & KAGETORA 3) Susumu Yokosuka or K-Ness vs. Masaaki Mochizuki or Don Fujii 4) Susumu Yokosuka or K-Ness vs. Masaaki Mochizuki or Don Fujii 5) CIMA, Gamma, & Genki Horiguchi vs. Naruki Doi, Naoki Tanisaki, & PAC 6) Masato Yoshino & BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO & Shingo Takagi
INDY & OTHER NEWS
Viva la Lucha: Revolucion PPV Premiers Tonight Tonight on PPV (presented by InDemand) Masked Republic, Perros del Mal, and Viva La Lucha present the new companies first ever PPV "Revolucion", which will be the very first Lucha Libre PPV in America presented in HD (with English Commentary as well). There will be 5 matches along with a big showdown between Blue Demon Jr. and Oliver John with a special appearance from PdM's (and now AAA) Perro Aguayo Jr.! Featured on the show are NWA Mexico Lightweight Champion: Turbo, Blue Demon Jr., PWR Heavyweight Champion: Oliver John, CMLL star: Mr. Aguila, former TNA star TJP (TJ Perkins/Puma), PdM and AAA stars Halloween, Damian666, & X-Fly, former AAA star and current Lucha Libre USA star Charly Manson (now known as Charly Malice), CMLL star El Oriental, the son of Rey Misterio Sr. and cousin of Rey Misterio Jr.: Hijo de Rey Misterio, former ECW, WWE, and TNA star: Sabu, and current AAA star and the original La Parka: L.A. Park. The show airs tonight at 9 p.m. (10 eastern time) and is available on any provider that carries InDemand PPV (the one's that I've been able to verify through their websites are Charter Cable, Comcast Cable, Dish Network, and DirecTV) for $20. The full card is below: 1) NWA Mexico Lightweight Title: Turbo (c) vs. Black Thunder 2) Mr. Aguila vs. TJP 3) Extreme 5-Way Cibernetico: Damian666 vs. X-Fly vs. Supreme vs. Charly Manson vs. Halloween 4) X-LAW Heavyweight Title: L.A. Park (c) vs. Sabu 5) Hijo de Rey Misterio & Groon XXX vs. Super Nova & El Oriental Plus, a showdown between Blue Demon Jr. and Oliver John as well as a special appearence by Perro Aguayo Jr.!
More Lucha Libre USA News The color commentators for the new MTV2 Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors show (taped this past weekend) will be Gary Michael Cappetta and Nigel Sherrod. Sherrod is a former WWE developmental talent from Deep South Wrestling. Cappetta was a ring announcer for the WWF from 1974-1985 and later with AWA and WCW. More recently he worked as a backstage interviewer for Ring of Honor. He is bilingual so he at least speaks Spanish as well. According to PWInsider, Lucha Libre USA contacted Colt Cabana about doing Color Commentator, but the two sides couldn't come to an agreement. A preview episode will premier on June 26th and the official debut of the show will be July 17th.
IWRG 06/03 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Comando Negro def. Keshin Black 2) Tokoa Nakagawa def. Ayumi 3) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco def. Suicida, Trauma I, & Trauma II 4) Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., & Samot def. Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro 5) CIMA, Kenzo Suzuki, NOSAWA, & Tozawa def. Gato Eveready, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., El Pantera, & Veneno
Lucha Libre USA 06/06 "Masked Warriors" TV Taping Results 1) Masked Warriors Tag Team Titles Tournament: Lujo Esquire & Octagoncito def. RelliK & Misteriocito 2) Magno def. RJ Brewer via DQ 3) Lizmark Jr. & Sadistiko def. Charly Malice (Charly Manson) & Super Nova 4) Pierroth Jr., Neutroncito, & El Oriental def. Mascara Purpura, PR Flyer, & San Juan Kid 5) Pequeno Hallowen & Chi Chi def. Mascarita Dorada & Mini Park 6) Masked Warriors Heavyweight Title Tournament: Marco Corleone def. Tinieblas Jr. * NOTES * - Supposedly this is the first 3 shows. They are doing two title tournaments right off the bat. The Heavyweight Title is obvious, the Tag not so much. The teams were a regular sized wrestler teaming with a mini. I'm not sure if its going to be like that always or what. The Octagoncito is the original (not the one in AAA now, I know confusing). - Charly Manson has changed his name (probably just for this promotion) to Charly Malice. - Next taping is later on this month.
666 Mexico 06/06 Azcapoltzalco Results 1) 3-Way: Guerrero Universal def. Aslan & Nocturno 2) 3-Way: 300 def. Xtreme Mask & Corteo 3) Enrique Chimeyo def. Andy Barrow Jr. 4) Majestik, Mini Zumbido, Sombra Vengadora II, & Sombra Vengadora Jr. def. Pillo, Rex Dragon, Seuplcro, & Sepulcro Jr. 5) Freelance, Hiram, & Gran Alebrije def. Andry Barrow, Bobby Villalobos, & Killer 6) 666 Welterweight Title: Quidam (c) def. Katharis via DQ to retain the title! * NOTES * - 666 is apparently a Japanese promotion who decided to start up in Mexico as well.
IWRG 06/06 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Eterno def. Mascara Magnifica 2) Daga & Hijo del Pantera def. Alan Extreme & Magia Negra 3) Aerostar, Super Fly, & Laredo Kid def. Cerebro Negro, Freelance, & Suicida 4) Fatal 4-Way: Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan def. Trauma I & Trauma II, Maldito Jr. & Tozawa, and El Hijo del Diablo & Gringo Loco 5) IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Title: CIMA def. Dr. Cerebro (c) to win the title! * NOTES * - CIMA wins the IWRG Welterweight Title for the 2nd time. During this tour CIMA said that Dragon Gate would be starting Dragon Gate Mexico. I'm not sure if it's going to be an actual new promotion or branch of Dragon Gate like Dragon Gate USA or if Dragon Gate will just be running some shows in Mexico.
IWRG 06/10 Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Imperial vs. Tonatiuh 2) Eterno & Hijo del Signo vs. Imposible & Silver Boy 3) Suicida, Trauma I, & Trauma II vs. Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco 4) Dr. Cerebro vs. Bombero Infernal 5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Cien Caras, & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs. Silver King, Ultimo Gladiador, & Espiritu * NOTES * - Why the hell is Wagner teaming with the IWRG guys?
IWRG 06/13 Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Guizmo vs. Halcon 2000 2) Comando Negro & Magia Negra vs. Alan Extreme & Dinamic Black 3) Eragon, Freelance, & Jack vs. Hijo del Signo, Nemesis, & Trauma II 4) Super Libre Match: Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Trauma I vs. Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan 5) Monster Clown, Psycho Clown, & Murder Clown vs. Tinieblas Jr., Scorpio Jr., & Hijo del Cien Caras
CHIKARA 06/26 "We Must Eat Michigan's Brain" Taylor, MI Lineup 1) Green Ant vs. Darkness Crabtree 2) Player Uno & Player Dos vs. Fire Ant & Soldier Ant 3) Amasis & Ophidian vs. Lince Dorado & Pink Ant 4) CHIKARA Young Lions Cup: Tim Donst (c) vs. Frightmare 5) Equinox, Helios, Jagged, & Shane Mathews vs. Icarus, Chuck Taylor, Vin Gerard, & STIGMA 6) Acid Jaz, Marshe Rockett, & Willie Richardson vs. Claudio Castagnoli, Ares, & Tursas
CHIKARA 06/27 "Faded Scars & Lines" Cleveland, OH Lineup 1) Green Ant, Fire Ant, & Soldier Ant vs. Acid Jaz, Marshe Rockett, & Willie Richardson 2) Player Uno vs. Johnny Gargano 3) Player Dos vs. Tursas 4) Mike Quackenbush & Frightmare vs. Lince Dorado & Pink Ant 5) Eddie Kingston vs. Tim Donst 6) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles: Claudio Castagnoli & Ares (c) vs. Equinox & Helios
El Pantera has been wrestling for over 20 years and has been one of the best wrestlers from the era of 1980's that birthed such stars as Negro Casas, El Hijo del Santo, and many others. Despite that he isn't one of the most well known anymore, but still to this day remains a great wrestler on the INDY scene. In the mid-80's Pantera was trained by El Carnicerito, Pirata Moreno, Rafael Salamanca, & Raul Reyes. Pantera made his debut in 1985 under the El Pantera name and mask. Pantera took some time to get noticed but in late 1987 Pantera defeated Guerrero Samurai to win his first championship, the Mexican National Lightweight Championship. Pantera held that belt for almost a year. After dropping the belt the next year Pantera formed a group with Aguila Solitaria & the legendary Ciclon Ramirez known as Las Saetas del Ring (The Arrows of the Ring). The trio became highly successful even becoming triple champions when they won the Nuveo Leon State Trios Titles, Veracruz State Trios Titles, and the Distrito Federal Trios Titles. After dropping the belts Pantera chanced his persona, donning a new red, yellow, & blue mask and calling himself America as he joined the oldest wrestling promotion in the world, CMLL (EMLL at that time). In 1992 America defeated the legendary Fuerza Guerrera to win his first major title, the CMLL World Welterweight Title. After a long title reign he dropped the belt to El Felino and then returned to his El Pantera persona. Pantera regained the Welterweight Title holding the belt for nearly 2 years (defeating the likes of Felino 3 times, legendary Japanese star Great Sasuke, and Arkangel de la Muerte on the way). Pantera decided to leave CMLL and travel Japan among other places so CMLL stripped him of the belt. Pantera settled in the young IWRG and even became the first IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Champion defeating Tony Rivera in the Tournament Finals. In 1997 Pantera joined the WWF in America as a part of the Light Heavyweight Division. His most notable feuds were with Taka Michinoku (which resulted in a memorable WWF Light Heavyweight Title match between the two at the 1998 No Way Out PPV) and Aguila (aka Essa Rios and Mr. Aguila). Pantera left the WWF in 1999 and returned to IWRG. By this time IWRG had a working agreement with CMLL which resulted in Pantera returning to CMLL as well. In 2001 Pantera defeated Japanese star, NOSAWA, to win the CMLL Welterweight Title yet again and then later once again won the IWRG Welterweight Title. After dropping both those belts Pantera joined a group known as La Corporacion (The Corporation) alongside Black Tiger III (Silver King), Pentagon Black, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Scorpio Jr., & Veneno. He, Pentagon Black, and Black Tiger III defeated Los Villanos in a Tournament Finals to win the IWRG Intercontinental Trios Titles. After dropping the belts Pantera left La Corporacion and formed a team with El Felino and won the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Titles defeating the champions, Dr. Cerebro & Cerebro Negro (Pantera's former partners in La Corporacion). In July of 2006 Pantera faced Misterioso II in Arena Mexican in a Mask vs. Mask Match where Misterioso II won unmasking the longtime luchadore. Pantera had won all 10 of his previous Mask/Hair Matches and has never won one since. Pantera bounced back by winning the IWRG Middleweight Title when he beat Veneno for the belt. When CMLL and IWRG's working agreement ended in 2007 Pantera and Felino ended their partnership after losing the Tag Titles to Los Juniors Capos (Hijo del Cien Caras & Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000) on May 31, 2007. Pantera would once again don the Pantera mask in 2008 when he joined the CHIKARA promotion in America for a short time. During that time he along with Lince Dorado and Incognito even won the 2008 CHIKARA King of the Trios Tournament defeating Eddie Kingston, Ruckus, and Joker in the Finals. Pantera continues to wrestle in IWRG along with other INDY promotions in Mexico as well as train young wrestlers including his son Hijo del Pantera (who made his debut in IWRG this year) and his nephew: AAA star, Ultimo Gladiador. Pantera made not be the most well known star in Mexico but his impact has been felt all across the world.
El Pantera (in the back holding up the title belt) with La Corporacion in IWRG:
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