Dark Angel/Sarita Turns Rudo/Heel Current CMLL and TNA luchadora/Knockout, Dark Angel (known in TNA as Sarita), went rudo/heel last week on Impact when she turned on her tag team partner (for the better part of the last year) Taylor Wilde following Taylor Wilde's loss to TNA Knockouts Champion: Madison Rayne (see my recap here for the results: click here). Sarita and Taylor Wilde had been teasing tension the last few weeks on TNA's International TV show (and web series) "Xplosion". Sarita nailed Taylor with a vicious right hand at the end of the brawl:
CMLL 07/02 Arena Mexico Results 1) Metalico & Tigre Blanco def. Disturbio & Semental 2) Fabian el Gitano, Molotov, & Sensei def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Puma King, & Tiger Kid 3) Lightning Match: Fuego def. Cancerbero 4) La Amapola, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei def. Lady Apache, Luna Magica, & Marcela 5) La Mascara, Maximo, & Toscano def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Shigeo Okumura, & Yoshihashi 6) Mistico, La Sombra, & Shocker def. Negro Casas, Mr. Niebla, & Felino via DQ * NOTES * - Mistico & Sombra are back to being buddies apparently with no explanation to Volador's rudo ways. - Mr. Niebla ripped Sombra's mask off during the match resulting in the DQ (courtesy of SuperLuchas):
CMLL 07/04 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Nocturno def. Quca 2) Javier Cruz Jr. & Magnum def. Ebola & Templario 3) Dark Angel & Silueta def. La Comandante & Seuxis 4) Averno, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis def. La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & La Mascara 5) Ultimo Guerrero def. Psicosis II * NOTES * - Pics from the first-time ever one-on-one matchup between Guerrero & Psicosis II (courtesy Fuegoenelring.com):
CMLL 07/04 Arena Coliseo Results 1) Bengala & Horus def. Camorra & Cholo 2) Hooligan, Nitro, & Skandalo def. Fabian el Gitano, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa 3) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata def. Histeria II, Monster, & El Oriental via DQ 4) Ephesto, Texano Jr., & Vangelis def. Hijo del Fantasma, Metro, & Toscano 5) Mistico, Shocker, & Brazo de Plata def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Mephisto, & Mr. Niebla
CMLL/UWE 07/04 "Impacto Benefit Show" Arena Lopez Mateos Results 1) Mini Hooligan I & Mini Hooligan II def. Mini Robin & Mini Spiderman 2) Lady Apache & Marcela def. La Amapola & Mima Shimoda 3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Skandalo, & Loco Max def. Carta Brava Jr., Fuego, & Robin 4) Brazo de Oro, Stuka Jr., & Valiente def. Epitafio, Hooligan, & Virus 5) Parejas Increibles Trofeo Bicentenario Semifinals: Toscano & Texano Jr. def. Volador Jr. & Ephesto 6) Parejas Increibles Trofeo Bicentenario Semifinals: Mistico & Negro Casas def. Hijo del Fantasma & Mephisto 7) Parejas Increibles Trofeo Bicentenario Finals: Mistico & Negro Casas def. Tocano & Texano Jr. 8) Trofeo Cenenario: Mistico def. Negro Casas to win the Tournament! * NOTES * - The rules of the Tournament were 4 teams made up of enemies face off. The winning team then faces each other with the winner winning the Centenial Trophy.
CMLL 07/05 Arena Puebla Results 1) King Jaguar & Tigre Rojo def. Fuerza Chicana & Toro Bill Sr. 2) Apocalipsis, Inquisidor, & Loco Max def. Astro Boy, Centella de Oro, & Starman 3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, & Luna Magica def. Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei 4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, & Maximo def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Shigeo Okumura, & Yoshihashi 5) Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla def. La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & La Mascara
CMLL 07/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Thunder Boy def. Relampago Azul 2) Acertijo & Infierno def. Astaroth & Virgo 3) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro def. Angel del Mal & Malefico 4) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Stuka Jr. def. Cancerbero, Shigeo Okumura, & Yoshihashi 5) Sagrado & Maximo def. Hector Garza & Texano Jr. via DQ
CMLL 07/06 Arena Mexico Results 1) Metalico & Trueno def. Cholo & Semental 2) Euforia, Polvora, & Virus def. Angel Azteca, Fuego, & Guerrero Maya Jr. 3) Hair vs. Hair: Demus 3:16 def. Bam Bam 4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, & Toscano def. Psicosis II, Histeria II, & El Alebrije 5) Mistico, Mascara Dorada, & Hijo del Fantasma def. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis * NOTES * - Bam Bam loses a Hair vs. Hair Match for only the 2nd time in his career (and both were against Demus). Demus wins his first under the new name and his 4th overall.
CMLL 07/09 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Bengala & Horus vs. Artillero & Super Comando 2) Molotov, Sensei, & TBA vs. Durango Kid, Puma King, & Tiger Kid 3) Lightning Match: Mascarita Dorada vs. Pierrothito 4) Maximo, Sagrado, & Valiente vs. Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, & Yoshihashi 5) Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Averno, & Mephisto 6) Volador Jr., La Sombra, & La Mascara vs. Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila, & Olimpico
CMLL 07/11 Arena Coliseo Lineup 1) Camaleon & Principe vs. Disturbio & Mortiz 2) Dalys la Caribena, Lluvia, & Luna Magica vs. La Comandante, Princesa Sujei, & Yeska 3) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Fabian el Gitano vs. Maniaco, Monsther, & El Oriental 4) Blue Panther, Shocker, & Brazo de Plata vs. Rey Bucanero, Negro Casas, & Atlantis 5) Volador Jr., La Sombra, & La Mascara vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Hector Garza, & Texano Jr. 6) Mistico vs. Mr. Niebla
CMLL 07/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) El Divino & Meteoro vs. Cerveruz & Quca 2) Javier Cruz Jr. & Metatron vs. Infierno & Templario 3) Lady Apache & Silueta vs. La Amapola & Seuxis 4) Toscano, Hijo del Fantasma, & Valiente vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
CMLL 07/12 Arena Puebla Lineup 1) Blue Center & Crazy Black vs. Ares & Toro Bill Sr. 2) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Pequeno Maximo vs. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Warrior, & Pequeno Nitro 3) Centella de Oro, Rush, & Stuka Jr. vs. Cancerbero, Loco Max, & Raziel 4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, & Toscano vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Vangelis 5) Shocker, Blue Panther, & Brazo de Plata vs. Ray Mendoza Jr., Negro Casas, & Felino
CMLL 07/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Nube Roja vs. Black Metal 2) Astaroth & Samurai vs. Drago & In Memoriam 3) Hierro & Leo vs. Rafaga & Rey Trueno 4) Metal Blanco, Stuka Jr., & Valiente vs. Averno, Mascara Magica, & Exterminador 5) Sagrado & Maximo vs. Hector Garza & Texano Jr.
CMLL 07/18 "2010 Infierno en el Ring" Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Metatron & Tigre Blanco vs. Cholo & Inquisidor 2) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, & Marcela vs. Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei 3) Fuego, Stuka Jr., & Valiente vs. Euforia, Misterioso II, & Virus 4) Mistico, Shocker, & Brazo de Plata vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Atlantis, & Hector Garza 5) Mask vs. Mask Infierno en en Ring Cage Match: Angel de Oro vs. Angel de Plata vs. Angel Azteca Jr. vs. Diamante vs. Fabian el Gitano vs. Sensei vs. Histeria II vs. Hooligan vs. Monsther vs. Puma King vs. Tiger Kid vs. Dr. X
CMLL 08/28 Guatemala Lineup 1) Pegasso & Slayer vs. Loco Max & Asesno 2) Angel de Oro & Angel de Plata vs. Puma King & Tiger Kid 3) Rayo Chapin, Toscano, & Voltron vs. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus 4) Hijo del Fantasma & Valiente vs. Dragon Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca 5) Mistico, Mascara Dorada, & Shocker vs. Hector Garza, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
Rocky Romero Leaves AAA Following the last TV Taping Rocky Romero unexpectedly left the AAA promotion. AAA wanted him to take a pay cut and he didn't want to take it. You would think returns to either CMLL or Ring of Honor are strong possibilities but possibly even Lucha Libre-USA as well.
Chessman Injured This past week Chessman, already suffering from an injury, was supposedly injured in a backstage fight with Nicho. Apparently Chessman fractured his ankle this fight and will be out for several months. All of this is according to the Wrestling Observer (via the LuchaBlog).
AAA Video Game Pushed Back This week the release date for AAA's first video game, "AAA Lucha Libre: Heroes del Ring", has been pushed back to October 12th from its original August release date.
AAA 07/02 TV Taping Results 1) Billy Boy, Jennifer Blade, & Tigre Cota def. Laredo Kid, Mari Apache, & Super Fly 2) AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles: Alex Koslov & Christina Von Eerie def. Aerostar & Fabi Apache (c) to win the titles! 3) Damian666 & Halloween def. Jack Evans & Rocky Romero 4) Nicho el Millionario & Joe Lider def. Hernandez & El Zorro via DQ 5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. def. L.A. Park & Chessman
AAA 07/04 TV Taping Results 1) Billy Boy & Tigre Cota def. Aerostar & Super Fly 2) Alex Koslov, Christina Von Eerie, & Jennifer Blade def. Pimpinela Escarlata, Fabi Apache, & Mari Apache 3) Hernandez, Alex Koslov, & El Zorro def. Cibernetico, Jack Evans, & Rocky Romero 4) Super Crazy, Damian666, & Halloween def. Dr. Wagner Jr., Nicho el Millionario, & Joe Lider 5) La Parka Jr. def. L.A. Park * NOTES * - Rocky Romero turned on his team in the 3rd match, joining La Legion. - La Parka Jr. gets his win back here after tons of interference on both sides.
AAA 07/10 Arena Neza Lineup 1) Mini Charly Manson & Octagoncito vs. Mini Histeria & Mini Psicosis 2) Aerostar & Fabi Apache vs. Billy Boy & Sexy Star 3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown vs. Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz 4) Octagon, La Parka Jr., & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Electroshock, Silver Kain, & Ultimo Gladiador
AAA 07/29 TV Taping Lineup 1) Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready, & Relampago vs. Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Estrellas, & Yuriko 2) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs. Christina Von Eerie & Sexy Star 3) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly vs. Billy Boy, Decnnis, & Tigre Cota 4) Nicho el Millionario, Joe Lider, & Extreme Tiger vs. Damian666, Halloween, & Alex Koslov 5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs. Hernandez & Silver Kain
Dragon Gate Announces Summer Adventure Tag League Lineup This week Dragon Gate announced the lineup for the Summer Adventure Tag League IV Tournament which will being on 07/30 and run through 08/24. The Blocks and teams are below: BLOCK A: - Susumu Yokosuka & K-Ness - Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino - PAC & Mark Haskins - CIMA & Gamma - KAGETORA & Cyber Kong BLOCK B: - YAMATO & Shingo Takagi - BxB Hulk & Naoki tanisaki - Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii - Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito - Kzy & Yasushi Kanda
Dragon Gate 07/08 Tokyo Results 1) Kotoka fought Super Shenlong to a DRAW 2) Kzy, Yasushi Kanda, & Kenichiro Arai vs. Super Shisa, Mark Haskins, & NOSAWA 3) Don Fujii & Masaaki Mochizuki def. Makoto Hashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 4) PAC def. KAGETORA 5) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. CIMA & Gamma 6) Three Way Dance: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk def. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, & Cyber Kong and Ryo Saito, Dragon Kid, & Genki Horiguchi
INDY & OTHER NEWS
First Entrants In Lion Cup VIII Announced This week CHIKARA announced the first 9 entrants in the annual Young Lions Cup which will take place on August 27-29. The tournament will feature 24 young superstars from all around the world with the only requirement being the competitor must be 25 years old or younger. So far CHIKARA's own Lince Dorado, Green Ant, Sugar Dunkerton, Ophidian, and Amasis. Also, DGUSA and INDY star Johnny Gargano along with Kaio representing Italy, Adam Cole representing CZW, and Skull representing Real Championship Wrestling have been signed. Also, on Night 1 Grizzly Redwood will make his CHIKARA return against Tursas.
Dos Caras Jr. Vignettes The past 2 weeks vignettes have aired on Smackdown! hyping up it's newest star, Alberto del Rio, formerly known as Dos Caras Jr. in CMLL down in Mexico. The now unmasked star is going to be portraying a wealthy rudo/heel. The first two vignettes are below:
Lucha Libre USA Reveals Official Roster This week Lucha Libre USA posted up its official roster on it's website. At the bottom I've included a bios of the majority of the roster. The following is the roster split up between technicos and rudos: TECHNICOS: - Marco Corleone - Super Nova - Charly Malice - Lujo Esquire - Solid - San Juan Kid - PR Flyer - Octagoncito - Magno - Mascarita Dorada - Mascara Purpura - Mini Park (NOT the La Parkita of AAA) RUDOS: - Lizmark Jr. - El Oriental - Tinieblas Jr. - RelliK - Pequeno Halloween - Mini Dragoncito (NOT the CMLL Ultimo Dragoncito) - Tigresa Caliente - Chi Chi - Neutronic - Sydistiko - RJ Brewer
LL-USA Releases First Official Trailer, Next Tapings This week Lucha Libre USA released the first official trailer/sneak preview for the "Masked Warriors" Show. It shows some pretty nice highlights from the first TV Tapings. Also, they announced the next tapings dates. The next TV Taping will be on 08/07 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's a pretty large venue. The trailer for "Masked Warriors" is below:
Super Crazy Returning to Japan It was announced this past weekend that Super Crazy would be returning to All Japan at the end of July (July 25-August 08) for the annual Junior Heavyweight League Tournament. Crazy competed in last years tournament ending up in Second Place after losing to Shuji Kondo in the tournament Finals. Former TNA, WCW, and WWE star, Jimmy Yang along with former IWRG Lightweight Champion: Tetsuya Bushi and former WWE star (of the short lived Heart Throbs tag team) Antonio Thomas will also take part in the tournament. The full list of competitors in both Blocks are below: Block A: Super Crazy, Kaz Hayashi, Hiroshi Yamato, Minoru, Antonio Thomas, & Hikaru Sato Block B: Shuji Kondo, KAI, Tetsuya Bushi, MAZADA, Taka Michinoku, & Jimmy Yang
IWRG 07/01 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Epidemia def. Guizmo 2) Heros & Tonatiuh fought Dark Devil & Imposible to a DOUBLE COUNT OUT 3) Comando Negro, Eterno, & Hijo del Signo def. Brazo Metalico, Daga, & Eragon 4) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco fought Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro to a DOUBLE COUNT OUT 5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown def. Mascara Ano 2000, Trauma I, & Veneno via DQ * NOTES * - Two Double Countouts and a DQ, that just sucks. - One of the awesomely bloody Los Oficiales (courtesy of Black Terry Jr.):
INDY 07/04 San Pablo del Monte de Tlaxcala Results 1) Mascarita Sagrada & Mini Skayde def. Pentagoncito & Piratita Morgan 2) Black Tiger & Siki Osama Jr. def. Espiritu Maligno & Fuerza Chicana 3) Luna Magica & Marcela def. La Amapola & Medussa 4) Valiente & Stuka Jr. def. Mephisto & Virus
IWRG 07/04 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Comando Negro def. Mixteco Jr. 2) Eterno & Hijo del Signo def. Eragon & Hijo del Pantera 3) Canek Jr., Gringo Loco, & Kung Fu Jr. def. Chico Che, Eterno, & Suicida 4) Lumberjack Match: Bobby Lee Jr., Hijo de Pierroth, & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. Jack, Scorpio Jr., & Veneno 5) Mask vs. Hair Cage Match: Miss Gaviota lost to Pasion Kristal, Mantra, Diva Salvaje, Nygma, & Sexy Gladys
IWRG 07/08 Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Heros vs. Dark Devil 2) Eragon & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Fishman Jr. & Hijo del Signo 3) Avisman, Gringo Loco, & El Hijo del Diablo vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro 4) Jack Evans, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly vs. Dr. Cerebro, Freelance, & Suicida 5) Mascara Ano 2000 & Veneno vs. Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
IWRG 07/11 Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Eragon, Hijo del Pantera, & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Crazy Star, Imposible, & Magia Negra 2) Bobby Lee Jr., Chico Che, & Miss Gaviota vs. Canek Jr., Kung Fu Jr., & Trauma I 3) Centauro, El Pantera, & Veneno vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Oficial Fierro 4) Extreme Tiger, La Parka Jr., & Gato Eveready vs. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Oficial 911, & Pirata Morgan
CHIKARA 07/25 "CHIKARASaurus Rex" Philly Lineup 1) Amasis, Ophidian, & Drake Younger vs. Colin Delaney, STIGMA, & Vin Gerard 2) Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, & Hallowicked vs. Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi, & BxB Hulk 3) Awesome Kong & Raisha Saeed vs. Sara del Ray & Daizee Haze 4) Chuck Taylor, Icarus, & Gran Akuma vs. Dragon Kid, CIMA, & Masaaki Mochizuki 5) Tommy Dreamer & Eddie Kingston vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Ares
PdM 07/25 Lucha Expo Lineup 1) Drastik Boy & Konami vs. Pesadilla & Ragde 2) Celestial & Cosmico vs. Mr. Aguilita & Talisman 3) Annie Social & Diva Salvaje vs. Medussa & Shelly Martinez 4) El Angel, Hijo de Rey Misterio, & Hijo de L.A. Park vs. Bestia 666, Black Fire, & TJP 5) Hardcore Match: X-Fly vs. Supreme 6) Perro Aguayo Jr., Damian666, & Halloween vs. El Hijo del Santo, L.A. Park, & Black Warrior * NOTES * - Some of these matches will likely end up on the next Viva La Lucha PPV, but definitely not the Main Event.
LUCHA LIBRE SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: LUCHA LIBRE-USA
THE STARS OF LUCHA LIBRE-USA
Lizmark Jr. Height: 6'2" Weight: 260 lbs. Birthplace: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico Trainer: Lizmark Sr. Lizmark Jr. (also known as Hijo de Lizmark) is the son of the legendary luchador Lizmark Sr. who has traveled all across the world competing in various promotions. Lizmark Jr. competed in WCW as a young star in the cruiserweight division in the mid-late 90's and also competed in both AAA and CMLL. He made his biggest impact in CMLL where he became one of the top rudos and a member of Los Perros del Mal. Lizmark took the hair of Mascara Ano 2000 before losing his mask to Blue Panther in 2007. Lizmark will once again don the legendary mask of his father in Lucha Libre USA.
Pequeno Halloween Height: 5'3" Weight: 143 lbs. Tijuana, Baja California Trainers: Rey Misterio Sr., Psicosis (original), Fobia, Medico Asesino, & Satanico Pequeno Halloween spent the majority of his career in CMLL where he became one of the best minis in the promotion. In the last two years, however, Pequeno Halloween has competed in Japan as much as he has in Mexico. He was trained in the late 1990's by Rey Misterio Sr., Nicho el Millionario (then known as the original Psicosis), Nicho's brother Fobia, Medico Asesino, and Satanico so he has a great pedigree.
Mascara Purpura Height: 5'5" Weight: 176 lbs. Birthplace: Florida, United States Trainers: Mario Segura & Gran Markus Sr. Mascara Purpura is an extremely young star and the son of "El Ninja" Mario Segura. Purpura made his debut in 2005 after being trained by his father and the legendary Gran Markus. Purpura fits in well in Lucha Libre USA as he was born in the United States and speaks fluent English. He has spent the majority of his young career in CMLL and is best known for his incredible high flying moves.
Octagoncito Height: 4'3" Weight: 101 lbs. Birthplace: Unknown Trainers: Anima, Rayo Vengador, & El Torbellino This is the original Octagoncito who wrestled for AAA in the 90's (not the current AAA Minis Champion). Octagoncito has won many big matches including Mask vs. Mask and Title Matches. He is a former Mexican National Minis Champion as well as WWA Minis Champion, and currently holds the PWR World Minis Championship in the United States. http://www.myspace.com/octagoncito0474
Chi Chi Height: unknown Weight: 210 lbs. Birthplace: San Francisco, California Trainers: unknown One of the Lucha Libre Exotico's and partners with Tigresa Caliente.
Sydistiko Height: unknown Weight: 180 lbs. Birthplace: Seattle, Washington An American masked star who is said to be "sadistic and ruthless" grew up idolizing Lizmark Jr., now is his 'minion'.
Super Nova Height: 5'5" Weight: 170 lbs. Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Trainers: Texano Sr., Vaquero, & Satanico Super Nova is another very young high flying star in LL-USA. Nova made his debut in 2002 in CMLL and has worked the majority of his career there. Super Nova has a very good bloodline to go along with his technical abilities as he is the son of Texano Jr. and the brother of Texano Jr. (as well as the cousin of Mictlan). Super Nova has wrestled in Europe as well as America (where he wrestled a match in ECW in 2009 alongside an unmasked Incognito). He was also shortly signed with the WWE as a developmental talent in FCW before being released.
Charly Malice (aka Charly Manson) Height: 5'9" Weight: 181 lbs. Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico Trainers: Hombre Bala The former Charly Manson (he either changed his name due to the negative image that name has in America or because AAA owns it) comes to LL-USA after his lengthy career in AAA. Malice is one of the more popular stars in Mexico and has been known as one of the better luchadores as well (despite several serious knee injuries). Malice has held several belts (including the Mexican National Heavyweight Title, Mexican National Atomicos Titles, and the UWA Lightweight Title, among others). Malice was one-third of Los Hell Brothers alongside Cibernetico & Chessman at one time. His brother is current AAA star Electroshock.
RelliK Height: 6'2" Weight: 250 lbs. Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia Trainers: Paul Orndorff & Dwayne Bruce RelliK started out his career as part of The Mamalukes in WCW as Johnny Stamboli. He won the WCW Tag Team Championships with partner Big Vito as well as the WCW Hardcore Title. After WWE bought WCW Stamboli eventually joined the company and became part of the F.B.I. faction alongside Chuck Palumbo & Little Guido (aka Nunzio). After his WWE career was over Stamboli revamped his look and gimmick donning a mask and wrestling under a creepy gimmick. He started out as RedruM (Murder spelled backwards) but then had his name changed to RelliK (Killer spelled backwards) when he joined TNA. After leaving TNA he continued to wrestle as RelliK and even competed in AAA last year. RelliK is definitely one of the more unique stars in LL-USA.
Amazing Kong (aka Awesome Kong) Height: 5'9" Weight: 272 lbs. Birthplace: Carson, California (though she is billed as hailing from Tokyo, Japan) Trainers: Jesse Hernandez and All Japan Dojo Kong is best known for her time as the dominating Awesome Kong in TNA Wrestling where she won both the TNA Knockouts Championship and the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (with Hamada) as well as her big feud with Gail Kim in 2008. Kong has also wrestled all over the world, most notably in Japan as part of the HUSTLE promotion as well as All Japan Pro Wrestling. Kong is seen as one of the best females wrestlers in the world.
Mini Park Height: uknown Weight: unknown Birthplace: unknown Trainers: L.A. Park Not to be mistaken as the deceased La Parkita or the current La Parkita in AAA. He is believed to have been trained by L.A. Park and is the mini version of him. Not much is known about the young star.
Magno Height: 6'1" Weight: 215 lbs. Birthplace: Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Trainers: El Pirata, Babe Sharon, & Hurricane Hector Magno made his debut in 1999 and has mainly wrestled on the independent scene in both Mexico and the United States since. His biggest times were probably his membership of Team Mexico in TNA Wrestling's 2006 World X-Cup. Magno has also competed for Ring of Honor in America as well as CHIKARA. Magno is yet another good, young high flyer.
RJ Brewer (aka John Walters) Height: 6'0" Weight: 225 lbs. Birthplace: Framingham, Massachusetts Trainers: Killer Kowalski Walters has primarily wrestled on the independent circuit in America as well as some in Japan. He also wrestled for Ring of Honor from 2003-2006 as well as signing a developmental deal with the WWE.
Mascarita Dorada Height: 4'5" Weight: 110 lbs. Birthplace: Veracruz, Mexico Trainers: Indio Vitela Dorada is widely considered to be the best Lucha Mini in all of Lucha Libre and is known for his incredible hurricanrana and head scissors variations. Dorada has competed all over the world and for both AAA and CMLL. He's also held titles in both AAA and CMLL. He is the brother of El Novillerito and Misteriosito.
El Oriental Height: 5'6" Weight: 176 lbs. Birthplace: Plan Deportivo Sexenal Trainers: Blue Panther & Dr. Wagner Sr. Oriental is one of the more seasoned wrestlers and one of the bigger names on the LL-USA roster. Oriental is a near 20 year veteran and has spent the bulk of his career in AAA. He recently debuted in CMLL where he is currently feuding with Mistico. Oriental has wrestled all over the world including America and Japan. Oriental won the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles as well as the CMLL Japan Tag Team Titles (with Tsubasa). Oriental is apart of the great Moreno family, his father being Alfonso Moreno and his sisters being Alda, Esther, Rossy, & Cinthia Moreno. Oriental was trained by two legends, the late Dr. Wagner Sr. and Blue Panther.
Tinieblas Jr. Height: 6'4" Weight: 238 lbs. Birthplace: Mexico City Trainers: Felipe Ham Lee and Fantasma de la Quebrada This 20 year veteran is the son of the legendary Tinieblas. Tinieblas Jr. has been a big star in Lucha Libre for 20 years most recently competing for IWRG. Tinieblas Jr. brings a legendary name to the LL-USA promotion.
Marco Corleone Height: 6'6" Weight: 265 lbs. Birthplace: Auburn, New York Trainers: Paul Orndorff Corleone's career started in WCW where he was trained and became a part of the Natural Born Thrillers tag team where he won the Tag Team Titles twice with partner Sean O'Haire. After a brief stint in the WWE Marco came to Mexico where he quickly became a huge star in CMLL. After a few years in CMLL he jumped ship to AAA where again he was a top star in the promotion. He has since left and is one of the leaders of this Lucha Libre-USA promotion.
Neutronic (aka Neutron) Height: 5'9" Weight: 190 lbs. Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Trainers: Cesar Curiel & Diablo Velazco Neutronic is the son of legendary Cesar Curiel but instead of taking up his fathers name he decided to take his own path in Lucha. Neutronic's biggest career achievements have taken place in CMLL where he won the Occidente Light Heavyweight Title and Ocidente Trios Titles.
Peurto Rican Flyers (PR Flyer & San Jaun Kid) Height: unknown Weight: 170 lbs. (SJK) and 180 lbs. (PR Flyer) Birthplace: Puerto Rico Not much is known about this new, young high flying duo hailing from Puerto Rico.
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