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Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
June 18, 2010
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com


CMLL

Mr. Niebla Set to Make His Return

At a press conference this week CMLL announced that Mr. Niebla would be making his return from a knee injury (that they claim he was rehabbing in the U.S.) in the next couple of weeks. There has been rumors that he'd been suspended him for some reason but CMLL swears that he was simply injured. No date was set for his return but it's expected to be either next week or the week after.

La Sombra In Japan
This week CMLL star La Sombra finished up his tour of New Japan. Sombra ending up with only 4 wins (including one tag team match) on his tour but he did end up beating both Tiger Mask IV and Jushin Thunder Liger (easily the two biggest Japanese names in Mexico involved in the tournament) and impressed everyone (New Japan and the fans). In the match against Liger, Somrba won by countout. Liger was out on the floor and Sombra went to the apron and then did a springboard off the top into an insane Imploding 450-Splash (kind of a reverse springboard 450 that Aeorstar likes to do) onto Liger on the floor. I don't remember seeing Sombra hit this in the past (he may have and I just don't remember) but this got a pretty big reaction and Liger sold it like he was near dead. The video of the match is below underneath the result of the Sombra/Liger match. It's a pretty short match and the big spot happens around the 4 minute mark. Irish star Prince Devitt ended up winning the tournament, pinning youngster Kota Ibushi (both of whom Sombra lost to in exciting bouts during the tournament) in the Finals.

- 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, Tetsuya Naito, Yujiro, & 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: Prince Devitt def. La Sombra (06/11)

- Super Jr. Tourney: La Sombra def. Jushin Thunder Liger via COUNTOUT (06/12)



- La Sombra & Davey Richards def. Jushin Thunder Liger & Nobuo Yoshihashi (06/13)

CMLL 06/11 Arena Mexico Results
1) Metalico & Starman def. Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Rush def. Cancerbero, Euforia, & Raziel
3) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca def. Mascara Dorada, Stuka Jr., & Metro
4) Mexican National Welterweight Title: Valiente (c) def. Virus to retain the title!
5) Brazo de Plata, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Shocker def. Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Giant Bernard via DQ
6) Relevos Increibles: Volador Jr., Hector Garza, & Olimpico def. Mistico, Negro Casas, & Hijo del Fantasma via DQ

CMLL 06/13 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bengala & Horus def. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Lightning Match: Astro Boy def. Mortiz
3) Leono, Tony Rivera, & Trueno def. Bronco III, Durango Kid, & Inquisidor
4) Goya Kong, Lady Apache, & Marcela def. La Amapola, La Comandante, & Mima Shimoda
5) La Mascara, Maximo, & Valiente def. El Alebrije, El Oriental, & Psicosis II
6) Relevos Increibles: Volador Jr., Averno, & Negro Casas def. Mistico, Mr. Aguila, & Mascara Dorada

* NOTES *

- In the Main Event Volador & Averno pinned Mistico in the 1st fall, Mistico then got the second fall, and in the 3rd all kinds of crazy stuff went on. Mistico had Volador pinned but Tirantes (the rudo referee) refused to make the pin. Mr. Aguila then distracted Mistico (his teammate in the match) allowing Volador to hit Mistico with the La Mastica. Tirantes then called for the bell signaling that Mistico had tapped despite that he never did. After the match Mr. Aguila jumped Mistico as well.

CMLL 06/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Tondar def. Titanio
2) El Divino & Leo def. Acertijo & In Memoriam
3) Exterminador & Malefico def. Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro
4) Metro, Rush, & Sagrado def. Misterioso II, Polvora, & Shigeo Okumura
5) Giant Bernard, Mascara Ano 2000, & Universo 2000 def. Hijo del Fantasma, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Shocker via DQ

CMLL 06/14 Arena Puebla Results
1) Black Tiger, Blue Center, & SWAT def. Barbaro I, Centauro de Fuego, & Policeman
2) Molotov, Sensei, & Starman def. Bronco III, Durango Kid, & Mortiz
3) PWR Women's Title: Princesa Sujei def. Lady Apache (c) to win the title!
4) Brazo de Plata, Sagrado, & Toscano def. El Terrible, Texano Jr., & Vangelis
5) Negro Casas, Atlantis, & Universo 2000 def. Volador Jr., Blue Panther, & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. via DQ

* NOTES *

- Apache drops the PWR Women's Title in her first defense. Kind of surprising since PWR is an NWA affiliated promotion and all of the problems CMLL has had with the NWA recently.

- The new PWR Women's Champ (courtesy of PWR):



CMLL 06/15 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bengala & Metatron def. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Fantasy def. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Nitro, & Pequeno Violencia via DQ
3) Diamante, Sagrado, & Valiente def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Nosferatu, & Virus
4) Mistico, Delta, & Brazo de Plata def. Averno, Mephisto, & Polvora
5) CMLL Light Heavyweight Title: Ephesto (c) def. Rey Bucanero to retain the title!

* NOTES *

- In the Main Event Bucanero pinned Ephesto in the first fall and then Ephesto got Bucanero in the 2nd fall. In the 3rd, Bucanero hit Ephesto with the Bucanero Storm and looked ready to reclaim his belt but Ephesto surprised everyone by kicking out and then catching Bucanero with the Ephesto Cradle for the win! This was Ephesto's first defense of the belt since winning it from Bucanero over a year ago.

CMLL 06/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Relampago def. Cerveruz
2) Angel del Mal & Infierno def. Astaroth & Magnum
3) Hierro & Neutron def. Ebola & Rafaga
4) Angel Azteca, Metal Blanco, & Rush def. Cancerbero, Euforia, & Raziel
5) Ultimo Guerrero & Hector Garza def. Shocker & Toscano via DQ

CMLL 06/18 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Camaleon & Robin vs. Camorra & Disturbio
2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, & Fabian el Gitano vs. Dr. X, Hooligan, & Loco Max
3) Lightning Match: Princesa Sujei vs. La Amapola
4) Mexican National Trios Titles: Mascara Dorada, Metro, & Stuka Jr. (c) vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Maximo, & La Mascara vs. Shigeo Okumura, Taichi, & Yoshihashi
6) Rayo de Jalisco Jr., La Sombra, & Blue Panther vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis

CMLL 06/20 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Horus & Metalico vs. Cholo & Zayco
2) Astral, Bam Bam, & Shockercito vs. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
3) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Diamante vs. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Skandalo
4) La Mascara, Mascara Dorada, & Sagrado vs. Mephisto, Ephesto, & Misterioso II
5) Shocker, Maximo, & Toscano vs. Hector Garza, Jushin Thunder Liger, & El Terrible
6) Mistico vs. Mr. Aguila

CMLL 06/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Divino & Leo vs. Acertijo & In Memoriam
2) Dalys la Caribena, Dark Angel, & Lluvia vs. Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca, & Seuxis
3) Fuego, Stuka Jr., & Valiente vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Shigeo Okumura, & Yoshihashi
4) Ultimo Guerrero, Negro Casas, & Felino vs. Psicosis II, Histeria II, & El Alebrije
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Universo 2000

* NOTES *

- Yikes, is it 1997 again?

CMLL 06/21 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Centella de Oro & Crazy Black vs. Ares & Karisma
2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, & Sensei vs. Loco Max, Nosferatu, & Skandalo
3) Fuego, Metro, & Valiente vs. Euforia, Misterioso II, & Polvora
4) Blue Panther, Toscano, & La Mascara vs. Atlantis, Shigeo Okumura, & Yoshihashi
5) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Negro Casas, & Universo 2000

CMLL 06/22 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Camaleon & Robin vs. Disturbio & Semental
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, & Lady Apache vs. La Amapola, La Comandante, & Mima Shimoda
3) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, & Tzuki vs. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
4) Delta, Toscano, & Valiente vs. Polvora, Shigeo Okumura, & Yoshihashi
5) Mascara Dorada, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Brazo de Plata vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Negro Casas, & Atlantis

CMLL 06/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Silueta vs. Princesa Maya
2) Angelo & Virgo vs. Drago & Ebola
3) Gallo, Metal Blanco, & Palacio Negro vs. Angel del Mal, Mr. Trueno, & Rey Trueno
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, & Maximo vs. Mephisto, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
5) Shocker vs. Hector Garza


AAA

AAA at E3

This week AAA invaded the E3 Video Game Convention in L.A. to promote their upcoming video game "Heroes del Ring: AAA Lucha Libre." They held wrestling matches throughout the convention featuring the likes of the lucha minis, Psycho Clowns, luchadoras, and a big Tag Team Match to decide the star that will grace the cover of the game. Though, I'm not sure on the results of each days matches (does it really matter though), the big one was a tag match pitting Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver King against La Parka Jr. & El Elegido with the man who gets the winning fall becoming the cover man of the game. Wagner got the win and it will be his face (or mask) that will be on the official cover of the game. A few videos have made their way to Youtube (and it was said that the big tag match would be taped so I'm guessing it will too soon).

- Psycho Circus in action against Air Foce:



- Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Charly Manson vs. Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito (great quality):



- And the Press Conference/Weigh In for the big Tag Match which features Silver Kain, El Elegido, and La Parka Jr. weighing in with a special promo video from Wagner as well (he was still in Mexico for the TV Taping):



AAA/INDY 06/11 Tijuana Results
1) Clasico & Flecha Roja def. Kanalla & Viento
2) Camaleon Negro & Silver Star def. Kid Relampago & Randuz
3) Mr. Maldito, Pancho Cachondo, & Tony Casanova def. Hijo del Kendo, Horus, & Spyder Black
4) Nicho el Millionario & Joe Lider def. Arandu & TJ Boy
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Alan Stone, & Pimpinela Escarlata def. Electrshock, Silver Kain, & Konnan

AAA 06/12 Puebla Results
1) Relevos Increibles: Fabi Apache & Sexy Star fought Mari Apache & Tiffany to a DRAW
2) Relevos Increibles: Laredo Kid & Psycho Clown def. Aerostar & Ultimo Gladiador
3) Relevos Increibles: Alan Stone, Alex Koslov, & Pimpinela Escarlata def. Chris Stone, El Elegido, & Kenzo Suzuki
4) Relevos Increibles: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Super Kiss, & El Zorro def. Dante, Jack Evans, Octagon, & Tinieblas Jr.
5) AAA Parejas Increibles Tag Team Titles Fatal 4-Way Elimination: Cibernetico & Konnan def. Electroshock & Super Fly, Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver Kain, and L.A. Park & La Parka Jr. to win the new titles!

* NOTES *

- Every match was Relevos Increibles. That second match actually looks really good.

- In the Main Event Super Fly & Electro were eliminated first and then Parka Jr. eliminated Wagner & Kain by pinning Kain. Finally, La Parka Jr. and L.A. Park turned on each other with La Parka Jr. fouling Park and then Ciber winning the belts. Konnan didn't even do anything in the match, Alex Koslov came out and worked for Konnan in his place. Does it really matter, though? These belts likely won't even appear on TV once.

AAA 06/16 TV Taping Results
1) Gato Eveready, Gran Apache, & Relampago def. Billy Boy, Decnnis, & El Brazo
2) Cuervo & Escoria def. Alan Stone & Chris Stone
3) Alex Koslov, Chessman, & Kenzo Suzuki def. Heavy Metal, Jack Evans, & Pimpinela Escarlata
4) Electroshock & Ultimo Gladiador def. Dr. Wagner Jr. & Octagon
5) L.A. Park, Hernandez, & El Zorro def. Cibernetico, Nicho el Millionario, & Joe Lider

* NOTES *

- During the show Wagner came out and said he would defend his belt against anyone. Vampiro then came out and said that years ago Wagner injured his knee (who knows) and he wants revenge. They then brawled in the ring.

- In the Semi-Main Electro go the pin on Wagner. After the match Vampiro ran out and jumped Wagner while Electroshock watched.

- In the Main Event Park Powerbombed Joe Lider onto some chairs to get the pin.

AAA 06/19 Ciudad Valle Lineup
1) Mascarita Divina & Octagoncito vs. Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Psicosis
2) Aerostar & Fabi Apache vs. Billy Boy & Sexy Star
3) May Flowers, Pimpinela Escarlata, & Polvo de Estrellas vs. Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock & Silver Kain

AAA 06/20 TV Taping Lineup
1) Mascarita Divina, Mascarita Sagrada, & Octagoncito vs. Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, & Mini Psicosis
2) Fabi Apache, Chikayo Nagashima, & Meiko Satomura vs. Jennifer Blade, Christina Von Eerie, & Sexy Star
3) Alan & Chris Stone vs. Cuervo & Ozz
4) Heavy Metal, Octagon, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Electroshock, Silver Kain, & Ultimo Gladiador
5) Extreme Rules: Extreme Tiger, Nicho el Millionario, & Joe Lider vs. Chessman, Alex Koslov, & TBA (probably Relampago)
6) Cibernetico, Dr. Wagner Jr., & La Parka Jr. vs. L.A. Park, Hernandez, & El Zorro


DRAGON GATE


Dragon Gate USA Announces First Matches for July Event, Plus the return of Bryan Danielson!

This week DGUSA announced the first two matches set for the 07/24 "Enter the Dragon 2010" PPV from Philadelphia. First, a big multi-man tag team match that will see the stables CHIKARA Sekigun facing off against Kamikaze USA (the actual participants will be announced later) in a match that will end their feud. Next, BxB Hulk defends his Open the Freedom Gate Championship against Masaaki Mochizuki. Also scheduled to appear on the card are YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, CIMA, Dragon Kid, Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Jimmy Jacobs, Jon Moxley, Johnny Gargano, Chuck Taylor, and more. Also, fresh off the heels of his much publicized firing in the WWE, "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson returns to Dragon Gate USA! His opponent for the July 24th showdown will be announced next week. The show will be a PPV taping but Danielson won't be wrestling on the PPV portion of the event (due to his 90-day no compete clause with the WWE), but will wrestling in the Main Event following the PPV taping. That match WILL be released on the DVD release of the show.

Dragon Gate 06/11 "VeteranXGurentai" Tokyo Results
1) Munenori Sawa fought Hikaru Sato to a DRAW
2) Chicken Boy def. Genki Horiguchi & Ricky Fuji
3) Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii def. Minoru Suzuki & Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
4) Dragon Kid def. FUJITA
5) BxB Hulk def. Darkside Kiku
6) Gamma & MAZADA def. CIMA & NOSAWA

Dragon Gate 06/12 Saitama Results
1) Mark Haskins def. Super Shenlong
2) CIMA & Gamma def. PAC & Naoki Tanisaki
3) Dragon Kid def. Kzy
4) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi
5) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. YAMATO & KAGETORA
6) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk def. Takuya Sugawara, Kenichiro Arai, & Yasushi Kanda

Dragon Gate 06/13 Hyogo Results
1) Super Shenlong def. Takuya Takomokai
2) Yasushi Kanda, Kzy, & Kenichiro Arai def. Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi, & Dragon Kid
3) Naoki Tanisaki def. Super Shisa
4) CIMA & Gamma def. KAGETORA & Mark Haskins
5) Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii def. K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka
6) Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, & PAC def. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, & Cyber Kong
7) Open the Dream Gate Title #1 Contenders Match: Masato Yoshino def. Takuya Sugawara

Dragon Gate 06/17 Aichi Results
1) Kotoka fought Takuya Takomokai to a DRAW
2) Ryo Saito & Gamma def. Masaaki Mochizuki & Mark Haskins
3) K-Ness def. Syachihoko Machine
4) Susumu Yokosuka def. Genki Horiguchi
5) CIMA & Dragon Kid def. Naruki Doi & Noaki Tanisaki
6) Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & PAC def. Shingo Takagi, KAGETORA, & Cyber Kong

Dragon Gate 06/19 Fukuoka Lineup
1) Gamma & Dragon Kid vs. Kenichiro Arai & Kzy
2) Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Mark Haskins
3) PAC vs. Ryo Saito
4) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka vs. CIMA & Genki Horiguchi
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, & KAGETORA

Dragon Gate 06/21 Yamaguchi Lineup
1) Ryo Saito & Gamma vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Super Shisa
2) Don Fujii vs. Mark Haskins
3) BxB Hulk vs. Yasushi Kanda
4) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka vs. Dragon Kid & Genki Horiguchi
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & PAC vs. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, & Cyber Kong


INDY & OTHER NEWS

Dhani Jones Tackles Lucha Libre

Monday the episode of NFL Linebacker, Dhani Jones', show "Dhani Tackles The Globe" which covered Lucha Libre aired (I would have given you guys a heads up last week had I known before Friday that it was going down this week). Dhani gave a little background on Mexico City and then some history on Lucha Libre. Some nice clips of IWRG are shown before he meets the man who will be his 'mentor' while in Mexico: Ignacio "Nacho" Vargas. Nacho makes and sells silver pendants of Lucha Libre masks (the ones that I recognized were El Santo, Rey Mysterio Jr., Mil Mascaras, and I think Fuerza Guerrera). More clips IWRG are shown and the impact that Lucha has had on Mexico is shown (with clips of movies, paintings on walls of luchadores, merchandise, etc.). Nacho speaks on becoming a fan of Lucha Libre as a child and then the mask is put over (Dhani even mentions that the word 'persona' means the mask worn by an actor which I had no idea). They put great emphasis on the Lucha Libre mask. Dhani then visits an IWRG event with Nacho and a friend of his and a former Luchadora that went by the name The Empress. During a match between Heros and Alan Extreme Dhani seems to be extremely impressed by the high flying moves and Extreme even dives out onto Heros sending both of them crashing into Dhani and his friends in the front row. More clips of Dhani seeming to get into the action as it goes on are shown. Dhani mentions how losing a mask is seen as the biggest form of humiliation in lucha and then talks about how Lucha brings in people of walks of life together to watch. Shots of a very bloody Black Terry are shown as well. Empress gets into it with Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. at ringside and throws her beer on Mascara. Mascara then grabs her which causes Dhani to shove him away and then jump the guardrail (yes this is all a work). Dhani gets in Mascara's face before security breaks him up and then they break away and start to scrap some. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. gets on the microphone and says (in Spanish, with English subtitles for us to follow along) that Dhani may be a great American Football player but in Mexico they respect Lucha Libre so Dhani challenges Mascara to a match the next week which Mascara accepts. Dhani says that this is what he came for before questioning if he bit off a little more than he can chew. After the break Dhani Jones and Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. pose for pictures at the press conference announcing the match formally to hype up the event. Mascara says that Dhani will remember this fight for the rest of his life. The legendary Black Terry will be the one who trains Dhani for this match. Black Terry talks about how it takes usually 3 or 4 years to become a great fighter but he will teach Dhani the basics. He first teaches Dhani tumbling before moving into basic grappling. When some luchadores do a demonstration for Dhani he seems to be blown away and nervous. Dhani moves onto Suplexes and then learning how to properly take one (which gets a "OH SH*T" when he hits the mat). Dhani visits a few old Mexican ruins before getting back to the training. They teach him how to run the ropes, perform leapfrogs, dropdowns, etc. before questioning if he's rehearsing or training or if he's going to be a wrestler or an actor. Black Terry explains to him he has to be prepared for everything and then begins teaching him some submission moves and some takedowns. Dhani performs his first successful sequence of moves and gets an applause from Terry (it still looked sloppy but not bad for a guy that's been training for just a few days). Dhani goes to a local bar where Dhani cant even escape lucha in a bar as one of the Liquor's is called "Enmascardo" and has the picture of a masked luchadore on the label. Dhani then attends a bullfight and even tries it (with a calf). Back to the lucha Dhani visits a mask shop and then asks a fortune teller to predict his future as a luchadore (she tells him that after his fight his life will change cause it will make him a better person). The IWRG promoter comes to watch Dhani train where he learns to do a Dropkick for the first time. Dhani demonstrates what he's learned to the promoter who likes what he saw. They show Dhani getting ready for the match, getting advice, and talking to other luchdadores before the match. Dhani is completely decked out in ring gear (tights, boots, even a mask and entrance cape). Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. plays up to the fans wearing Mexico's colors. Dhani refers to himself as "Solid Gold" and throws 'gold' coins to the crowd. He's playing this up really well and he says he wants everybody to see his face so he takes off the mask before the match (in actuality I believe he wanted to wear the mask but the Lucha Commission stopped him for some reason). Dhani actually hits Mascara with a perfect Suplex and even a Fireman's Carry Slam and even takes some bumps (including a DVD). Mascara even dives over the top with a Plancha onto Dhani on the floor! Dhani answers Mascara with some kicks and tossing him into the guardrail and ring post. Dhani dives off the top with a Cross Body (kind of) and then puts Mascara in a Armbar. Mascara comes back on Dhani and punishes him with a dropkick that knocks the referee down as well. Dhani low blows Mascara while the referee is down and then gets the pin! The referee then reverses the decision and DQ's Dhani as the show comes to an end. All in all I think it was a pretty solid show. It painted a pretty positive light on lucha and gave IWRG a nice rub in the process, and Dhani played up to the legacy of the sport and didn't try to make jokes about wrestling. Aside from the non-lucha stuff during the show, it gave a great behind the scenes look at Lucha Libre. I would definitely urge everybody to take a look at the show.

PWR Premiers Debut Web Show
This week Pro Wrestling Revolution debuted the Pilot Episode of their new Web Show "Uprising." The show will feature different shows held at PWR shows held during the year. The Pilot Episode is an hour long show and is hosted by Nic Aragon. It features a Handicap Match pitting CMLL's Strong Man against the team of the Polyester Express (Matt Carlos & Dave Dutra) from February 21st of last year; a Trios Match pitting the team of Vaquero Fantasma, Tito Aquino, and Rayman (formerly Hijo de Rayo Jalisco Jr.) against El Amante, Ulysses, and Hijo de Rey Misterio; and finally Blue Demon J. one-on-one with Oliver John for John's PWR Heavyweight Title. The opening Handicap Match was really just a showcase of Strong Man's incredible strength. The air he got on the Chokeslam on Carlos was crazy. Not a good match but a good introduction to the huge Strong Man. The Trios Match was a fun lucha match with some great wrestling and is a great match to introduce unfamiliar fans with the stars. Hijo de Rey Misterio was easily the MVP of the match. The finish came when Misterio hit a One-Man Spanish Fly on Tito. The Demon-John match was their first match against each other in that feud that lasted all of last year. Demon was still the NWA World Champion at this time. It's an entertaining match for the most part, though I've never been impressed with John. Putting these two against each other in the Main Event of this first show was obvious though. All in all I think this is one of the better wrestling-related web shows out there and a great way for PWR to reach new fans to come out to their shows. The webisode is below:

Pro Wrestling Revolution: UPRISING - Pilot Episode from Gabriel Ramirez on Vimeo.



Lucha Libre: Behind The Mask Finally Airing
After the MTV2 documentary, "Lucha Libre: Behind The Mask", was canceled last month at the last minute (with no explanation) MTV2 has finally announced that it will be airing on June 26th (debut) at 1:00 pm with several replays on MTV2 & MTV Tr3s. Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors debuts next month on July

Viva la Lucha PPV Update
Did you order the first Viva la Lucha PPV "Revolucion" this past weekend? If you did and plan on buying the next two PPV's from the promotion: "eXtreme Rebellion" in August and "Retribution" in October, then I would suggest saving your cable bills for that month. If you do order all 3 of those PPV's and you send a copy of your cable bills for those 3 months showing the purchase to Masked Republic then you will receive a FREE limited edition (adult zie) Hijo de Rey Misterio mask. Not only that, but you will be entered into a contest as well. There will be 3 grand prize winners in the contest. One will win an AUTOGRAPHED Professionally made Hijo de Rey Misterio mask, one will win an AUTOGRAPHED Professionally made Blue Demon Jr. mask, and one will win an AUTOGRAPHED Professionally made L.A. Park mask. All three of those masks will come with a Certificate of Authenticity (which will also be signed by the wrestler). Also, one Grand Prize winner will win a custom mask made by Masked Republic. Who custom makes it? The winner does! The winner will be allowed to design their own custom made, professionally done Lucha mask. For all the info (and the address to send the bill copies to) go here:

http://wwww.vivalalucha.com/maskgiveaway.html

Amazing Kong Coming to CHIKARA
This week CHIKARA announced that former TNA Knockouts Champion, Amazing (Awesome) Kong, would be coming in for the July 25th show in Philly "CHIKARAsaurus Rex". Kong will team up with her former TNA partner, Raisha Saeed (Cheerleader Melissa/Alissa Flash) to face the team of Sara del Ray & Daizee Haze in a huge Women's Tag Team Match. Also, booked for the card is a big CHIKARA vs. Dragon Gate Trios Match! CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Masaaki Mochizuki will make their CHIKARA debuts representing Dragon Gate as they go up against Icarus, Chuck Taylor, & Gran Akuma. Also, Tommy Dreamer & Eddie Kingston will team up to face the CHIKARA Tag Team Champions, Claudio Castagnoli & Ares (who will be defending the belts if they are still champions by this time)!

PWR 05/31 Sacramento, CA Results
1) El Cazador def. El Galactico
2) Matt Carlos & Dave Dutra def. Rik Luxury & Vincenzo Massaro
3) El Chupacabras def. Brian Cage
4) Octagoncito def. Pierrothito
5) Oliver John def. Mr. Wrestling IV
6) Mascara Sagrada & Rey Tigre def. Vaquero Fantasma & Psicosis II

IWRG 06/10 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Tonatiuh def. Imperial
2) Eterno & Hijo del Signo def. Imposible & Silver Boy
3) Super Libre: Suicida, Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco
4) Bombero Infernal def. Dr. Cerebro via DQ
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Cien Caras, & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. Silver Kain, Ultimo Gladiador, & Espiritu

IWRG 06/13 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Guizmo def. Halcon 2000
2) Comando Negro & Magica Negra def. Alan Extreme & Fly Star
3) Eragon, Freelance, & Jack def. Hijo del Signo, Nemesis, & Trauma II
4) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Trauma I def. Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan via DQ
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown def. Hijo del Cien Caras, Scorpio Jr., & Tinieblas Jr. via DQ

IWRG 06/17 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Mascara Magnifica vs. Carta Brava Jr.
2) Eterno & Hijo del Signo vs. Imposible & Silver Boy
3) Dr. Cerebro vs. Bombero Infernal
4) Distrito Federal Trios Titles: Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco (c) vs. Suicida, Trauma I, & Trauma II
5) Gato Eveready, Octagon, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Cerebro Negro, Fuerza Guerrera, & Veneno

IWRG 06/20 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dinamic Black vs. Alan Extreme
2) Daga & Silver Boy vs. Eterno & Impossible
3) Eragon, Freelance, & Suicida vs. Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., & Samot
4) IWRG IC Tag Team Titles: Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan (c) vs. Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
5) Monster Clown, Psycho Clown, & Murder Clown vs. Scorpio Jr., Tinieblas Jr., & Veneno

CHIKARA 06/26 "We Must Eat Michigan's Brains" Taylor, MI Lineup
1) Green Ant vs. Darkness Craptree
2) Player Uno & Player Dos vs. Lince Dorado & Pink Ant
3) Amasis & Ophidian vs. Lince Dorado & Pink Ant
4) CHIKARA Young Lions Cup: Tim Donst (c) vs. Frightmare
5) Eddie Kingston vs. Delirious
6) Shane Mathews, Jagged, Helios, & Equinox vs. Chuck Taylor, Icarus, Vin Gerard, & STIGMA
7) Claudio Castagnoli, Ares, & Tursas vs. Acid Jaz, Marshe Rockett, & Willie Richardson

CHIKARA 06/27 "Faded Scars & Lines" Cleveland, OH Lineup
1) Amasis & Ophidian vs. Vin Gerard & STIGMA
2) Green Ant, Fire Ant, & Soldier Ant vs. Acid Jaz, Marshe Rockett, & Willie Richardson
3) Player Uno vs. Johnny Gargano
4) Jagged & Shane Mathews vs. Icarus & Chuck Taylor
5) Player Dos vs. Tursas
6) Mike Quackenbush & Frightmare vs. Lince Dorado & Pink Ant
7) Eddie Kingston vs. Tim Donst
8) Claudio Castagnoli & Ares (c) vs. Helios & Equinox