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Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
January 22, 2010
By: Josh Boutwell of WrestleView.com


CMLL

New Japan Stars to Mexico

Already in 2010 Ultimo Guerrero and Averno have traveled to Japan to compete in NJPW and El Terrible, Texano Jr., and Shigeo Okumura are going in February. Now CMLL announced that in 2010 Taichi Ishikara, Giant Bernard (formerly Prince Albert in WWE), Jushin Thuder Liger, and Hiroshi Tanahashi. I believe this would be Bernard & Taichi's first time in Mexico. The only date that's been announced so far for any of them is Taichi coming in on 02/14. Taichi and fellow New Japan youngster Kazuchika Okada, are going on extended international tours. Okada will be heading over to TNA Wrestling in America while Taichi is heading south of the border to CMLL. Taichi has been competing in New Japan's Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Division with former Toryumon (Dragon Gate when Ultimo Dragon still owned it) standout Milano Collection AT. This week Milano announced his retirement stemming from a severe eye injury that has never healed properly. Taichi is an 8 year pro that has competed all over Japan including stints in HUSTLE, All Japan, and now his home in New Japan. Some may remember Taichi for his appearance in TNA's 2004 World X-Cup (the very first World X-Cup). He competed (and lost) in a Battle Royal as well as a Ladder Match. He was the first man eliminated in the Battle Royal and then took part in a 4-Way Ladder Match against Eric Young (Canada), Jerry Lynn (USA), and Mr. Aguilta (Mexico). Taichi failed to win the match which resulted in Team Japan being eliminated from the Tournament. This will be Taichi's first experience in Mexico and he is expected to spend considerable time there much like No Limit last year.

CMLL 01/13 Auditorio Miguel Baragan Results
1) Amapola & Princesa Sujei def. Dalis la Caribena & Lluvia
2) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, & Hijo del Fantasma def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Ray Mendoza Jr., & Sangre Azteca
3) Relevos Increibles: Mistico & Negro Casas def. Hector Garza & Mr. Niebla

CMLL 01/15 Arena Mexico Results
1) Artiller & Super Comando def. Starman & Tigre Blanco via DQ
2) Cibernetico: Pequeno Warrior def. Ultimo Dragoncito, Pequeno Olimpico, Shockercito, Fantasy, Pierrothito, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Ntiro
3) Lightning Match: Raciel def. Angel de Plata
4) Tetsuya Naito, Shigeo Okumura, & Villano IV def. Angel de Oro, Hijo del Fantasma, & Metro
5) El Terrible, Texano Jr., & Vangelis def. Brazo de Plata, Volador Jr., & Mascara Dorada
6) Hector Garza def. Ultimo Guerrero
* NOTES *
- This is Villano IV's first CMLL appearence in half a year.
- This was Ultimo Dragoncito's big return from his car accident this past fall. It came down to him and Warrior with Warrior getting the win.

CMLL 01/17 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Serverus def. Enrique Vera Jr.
2) El Divino & Thunder Boy def. In Memoria & Titanio
3) Asesino Negro & Drago def. Magnum & Samurai
4) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno def. Infierno & Leon Blanco
5) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Valiente def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, & Shigeo Okumura
6) Brazo de Plata def. El Terrible via DQ

CMLL 01/17 Arena Mexico Results
1) Principe & Trueno def. Cholo & Disturbio
2) Delta, Leono, & Metatron def. Apocalipsis, Durango Kid, & Inquisidor
3) Angel de Oro, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa def. Dr.X, Hooligan, & Loco Max
4) Averno, Negro Casas, & Mephisto def. Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, & La Mascara
5) Mistico, Hector Garza, & Shocker def. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis

CMLL 01/18 Arena Puebla Results
1) Mr. Rafaga & Policeman def. Asturiano & SWAT
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Sagrado def. Tetsuya Naito, Shigeo Okumura, & Nosferatu
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, & Valiente def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca, & Vangelis
5) Ultimo Guerrero, Felino, & Mr. Niebla def. Shocker, Volador Jr., & La Sombra

CMLL 01/19 Arena Mexico Results
1) Apocalipsis & Ramstein def. Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II
2) Artillero, Disturbio, & Super Comando def. Delta, Molotov, & Starman
3) Hiroka, La Comandante, & Yezca def. Dalis la Caribena, Estrella Magica, & Marcela
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, & Fuego def. Euforia, Polvora, & Virus
5) Rey Bucanero, Felino, & Tetsuya Naito def. Brazo de Plata, Hector Garza, & La Sombra

CMLL 01/19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Nube Roja def. Skaxy
2) Acertijo & Exterminador def. Idolo & Virgo
3) Ebola & Rafaga def. Astaroth & Hierro
4) La Mascara, Metal Blanco, & Stuka Jr. def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Mascara Magica, & Sangre Azteca
5) Shocker & Valiente def. Ephesto & Texano Jr.

CMLL 01/22 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Sensei & Trueno vs. Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Diamante, Metalico, & Pegasso vs. Bronco, Dr. X, & Hooligan
3) Angel de Oro, Fuego, & Metro vs. Cancerbero, Raciel, & Virus
4) National Parejas Tourney 1st Round Matches featuring El Terrible & Volador Jr., Maximo & Mr. Niebla, Ephesto & Euforia, Averno & Mistico, Hijo del Fantasma & Mephisto, Dragon Rojo Jr. & La Sombra, Atlantis & Mascara Dorada, Blue Panther & Misterioso II
5) CMLL World Heavyweight Title: Ultimo Guerrero (c) vs. Hector Garza

CMLL 01/24 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Astro Boy & Super Camaleon vs. Cholo & Durango Kid
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Plata, & Fabian el Gitano vs. Puma King, Tiger Kid, & Skandalo
3) Electrico, Mascarita Dorada, & Pequeno Olimpico vs. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
4) Rush, Sagrado, & Toscano vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca
5) Brazo de Plata, Hector Garza, & Hijo del Fantasma vs. Negro Casas, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.

CMLL 01/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Meteoro vs. Skaxy
2) Astaroth & Saturno vs. Acertijo & In Memoria
3) Hierro & Palacio Negro vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Metro, Stuka Jr., & Valiente vs. Cancerbero, Polvoro, & Raciel
5) Shocker & Volador Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Bucanero

CMLL 01/25 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Centella de Oro & Lestat vs. Fuerza Chicana & Policeman
2) Delta, Metalico, & Starman vs. Puma King, Tiger Kid, & Super Comando
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, & Rush vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Skandalo
4) Mascara Dorada, Maximo, & Sagrado vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
5) Super Libre: Shocker, Volador Jr., & La Sombra vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Felino, & Mr. Niebla

CMLL 01/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Meteoro & Nube Roja vs. In Memoria & Titanio
2) Angelo & Idolo vs. Thunder Boy & Virgo
3) Neutron & Palacio Negro vs. Drago & Leon Blanco
4) Blue Panther, Mascara Dorada, & La Mascara vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Texano Jr.
5) CMLL Light Heavyweight Title: Ephesto (c) vs. Valiente


AAA

AAA News

This week's Wrestling Observer reported that AAA is discussing a shakeup on the creative team as well as possible renewing their former relationship with TNA Wrestling in America (I was under the impression TNA and CMLL still had a working relationship). Also, AAA wants to have a bigger impact in American wrestling and plans to bring in more outside talent. Teddy Hart is said to be on a short leash with AAA and if he makes many more mistakes could be gone soon. Black Warrior is (like I said last week) expected to start soon with AAA but Heavy Metal is also rumored to be coming back in as well.

AAA Holds Tryouts
This Tuesday AAA held open tryouts in Van Nuys, California at the Fit Pit Pro Wrestling School. No signings resulted from those tryouts but AAA will be holding more tryouts, this time in Los Angeles, soon and some from the first tryouts are going to be called back for these set of tryouts. AAA is hoping to find some new, fresh talent to bring in.

AAA 01/17 TV Taping Results
1) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, & Mini Psicosis def. La Parkita, Mini Charly Manson, & Octagoncito
2) Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria III, & Psicosis III def. Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz, & Espiritu via DQ
3) Nicho el Millionario & Joe Lider def. Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans
4) Silver King, Electroshock, & Ultimo Gladiador def. La Parka Jr., Crazy Boy, & Laredo Kid
5) Cibernetico, Monster Clown, Psycho Clown, & Murder Clown def. Chessman, Konnan, Kenzo Suzuki, & El Zorro

AAA 01/18 Feria 2010 de Tenago del Valle Results
1) Monje Loco II def. Fase
2) Glaxy & Solmur def. Black Demon & Monje Loco via DQ
3) Monster Clown, Psycho Clown, & Murder Clown def. Aerostar, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly
4) El Elegrido, Marco Corleone, & La Parka Jr. def. Silver King, Electroshock, & Ultimo Gladiador via DQ

AAA 02/01 TV Taping Lineup
1) Atomic Boy, Gato Eveready, & Zumbi vs. Angel Mortal, Mantra, & Tigre Cota
2) Fabi Apache, Mari Apache, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Cinthia Moreno, Polvo de Estrellas, & Sexy Star
3) Aerostar, Argenis, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly vs. Psicosis III, Histeria III, Black Abyss, & Amnesia
4) Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger, & Rocky Romero vs. Nicho el Millionario, Joe Lider, & Decnnis
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, & Ultimo Gladiador vs. Alex Koslov, Chessman, & El Zorro

AAA 02/03 San Jose Iturbide Lineup
1) Mini Charly Manson & Octagoncito vs. Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Chessman
2) Aerostar & Fabi Apache vs. Billy Boy & Cinthia Moreno
3) Argenis, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly vs. Monster Clown, Psycho Clown, & Murder Clown
4) Alan Stone, El Elegido, & La Parka Jr. vs. Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki, & Silver King


DRAGON GATE

Tommy Dreamer to DGUSA?!

The last few weeks Dragon Gate USA has been teasing an 'extreme' wrestler for this Saturday's even in Chicago. This week they issued a teaser saying that "You won't be DREAMING" when things get hardcore in Chi-town." Tommy Dreamer was recently released from his WWE contract.

Dragon Gate 01/17 Osaka Results
1) Twin Gate Tourney Semifinals: K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. Don Fujii & Magnitude Kishiwada
2) Twin Gate Tourney Semifinals: Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino def. Takuya Sugawara & KAGETORA
3) Kzy def. Super Shenlong
4) Triple Threat Tag: YAMATO & Akira Tozawa def. BxB Hulk & Naoki Tanisaki and NOSAWA & MAZADA
5) CIMA, Gamma, & Dragon Kid fought Yasushi Kanda, Genki Horiguchi, & Kenichiro Arai
6) FIP Heavyweight Title: Masaaki Mochizuki (c) def. Shingo Takagi to retain the title!
7) Open the Twin Gate Tournament Finals: Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino def. K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka
* NOTES *
- During the 6-Man Tag Osaka Pro stars, Black Buffalo (who wears a very Psicosis-like mask) and Tigers Mask, invaded Dragon Gate and attacked CIMA. CIMA supposedly took some shots at Osaka in the Japanese column he writes. The Osaka guys challenged he and Gamma to come to Osaka Pro.
- Doi & Yoshino win the tournament and earn a shot at the Open the Twin Gate Titles against Gamma & CIMA.

Dragon Gate 01/19 "Battle of Tokyo 2010" Results
1) Battle of Tokyo Block A Semifinals: Super Shisa def. Madoka
2) Battle of Tokyo Block A Semifinals: Akira Tozawa def. Shinobu
3) Battle of Tokyo Block B Semifinals: GENTARO def. Kzy
4) Battle of Tokyo Block B Semifinals: Takuya Sugawara def. KAGETORA
5) Super Shenlong & Daisuke Masaoka def. Shisa Boy & Kotoka
6) Battle of Tokyo Block A Finals: Super Shisa def. Akira Tozawa
7) Battle of Tokyo Block B Finals: Takuya Sugawara def. GENTARO
8) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. Naoki Tanisaki & Masato Yoshino
9) Battle of Tokyo 2010 Fiinals: Takuya Sugawara def. Super Shisa to win the tournament!

Dragon Gate 01/20 Tokyo Results
1) Yasushi Kanda, Kenichiro Arai, & Kzy def. Naoki Tanisaki, Anthony W. Mori, & Shisa Boy
2) KAGETORA & Shinobu def. Akira Tozawa & Super Shenlong
3) BxB Hulk & Masato Yoshino def. Gamma & Dragon Kid
4) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, & Super Shisa def. K-Ness, Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi
5) Three-Way Dance Elimination: Takuya Sugawara def. Naruki Doi & Shingo Takagi
6) YAMATO def. CIMA
* NOTES *
- After YAMATo beat CIMA clean he challenged Doi for a shot at the Dream Gate Title. Doi was about to accept when Sugawara came out and said he deserved the shot. A match was made for the 02/10 Tokyo show pitting YAMATO against Takuya Sugawara in a No Ropes No DQ Match to name the #1 Contender to the Open the Dream Gate Title! Also on that card CIMA & Gamma will face Doi & Yoshino to name the Twin Gate Champions.

DGUSA 01/23 "Fearless" Chicago, IL Lineup
- PRE SHOW: 6-Way Elimination: Arik Cannon vs. Lince Dorado vs. Hallowicked vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Kyle O'Reilly vs. Jon Moxley
- PRE SHOW: AAW Heavyweight Title: Silas Young (c) vs. TBA
1) Grank Akuma vs. TJP
2) Brian Kendrick vs. Jimmy Jacobs
3) CIMA & Super Crazy vs. Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw
4) 3-Way Elimination Tag: The Young Bucks vs. Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi vs. Shingo Takagi & YAMATO
5) FIP Heavyweight Title: Masaaki Mochizuki (c) vs. Davey Richards
6) Open the Freedom Gate Title: BxB Hulk (c) vs. Dragon Kid
* NOTES *
- TJP is also known as TJ Perkins or Puma.

Dragon Gate 02/07 Fukuoka Lineup
1) Dragon Kid & Anthony W. Mori vs. Super Shisa & Mark Haskins
2) Naoki Tanisaki vs. Yasushi Kanda
3) Shingo Takagi & Akira Tozawa vs. Kzy & KAGETORA
4) YAMATO vs. Don Fujii
5) Open the Brave Gate Title: K-Ness (c) vs. PAC
6) 3-Way Trios Match: CIMA, Gamma, & Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk vs. Susumu Yokosuka, Takuya Sugawara, & Genki Horiguchi


INDY & OTHER NEWS

Blue Demon Jr. Set to Return to ROH

This week Ring of Honor announced that NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Blue Demon Jr., would be making his return to ROH in over a year on April 3rd in Charlotte, North Carolina. Several other luchadores are expected to be signed for the show as well.

Wagnermania 01/10 Cuerva Torreon Results
1) Arana del Futuro, Chamuco Trevino, & Psycho def. Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King, & Dr. Wagner III
* NOTES *
- They celebrated Silver King's 42nd birthday before the match.

IWRG 01/14 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Volaris def. Flama Eterna
2) Comando Negro & Hijo del Signo def. Dinamic Black & Imperial
3) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco def. Brazo de Plata Jr., Brazo Jr., & Brazo Metalico
4) Trauma I & Trauma II def. Suicida & Zatura
5) Angelico, El Pantera, & Solar I def. Bombero Infernal, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Negro Navarro

PdM 01/17 Arena Lopez Results
1) Skayde Jr. def. Carta Brava Jr.
2) Cosmico def. Mini Talisman
3) Rey Krimen, Sepulturero I, & Terry 2000 def. Iron Love, Robin Maravilla, & Sadico
4) Celestial & Turbo def. Black Thunder & Mr. Aguilita
5) Veneno & X-Fly def. El Angel & Nova
6) Perro Aguayo Jr., Halloween, & Damian666 def. Charly Manson, Groon XXX, & El Oriental

IWRG 01/17 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Keshin Black def. Angel de la Noche
2) Dinamic Black & Guizmo def. Comando Negro & Guerrero 2000
3) Chico Che, Eragon, & Ultraman Jr. def. Alan Extreme, Hijo del Signo, & Trauma II
4) El Hijo del Diablo & Gringo Loco def. Black Terry & Dr. Cerebro
5) IWRG IC Tag Titles Semifinals 4-Way: Negro Navarro & Trauma I def. El Canek & El Hijo del Canek, El Pantera & Hijo del Pantera, and Olimpico & Suicida
* NOTES *
- This was the father/son Tournament (the first part) to crown new Tag Champs but Olimpico's son wasn't there because Exodia (his son) was hurt so Suicida replaced him.

IWRG 01/21 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Epidemia vs. Volaris
2) Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota vs. Dinamic Black & Imperial
3) Brazo Jr., Brazo Metalico, & Daga vs. Avisman, Gringo Loco, & Hijo del Signo
4) Solar I, Suicida, & Zatura vs. Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., & Samoth
5) Salvador Americas Title: Negro Navarro (c) vs. Angelico

IWRG 01/24 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Mascara Magnifica vs. King Drako
2) Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota vs. Epidemia & Heavy Boy
3) Eragon, Hijo del Pantera, & Zatura vs. Alan Extreme, Gringo Loco, & Hijo del Signo
4) IWRG Intercontinental Title Tournament Semifinals: Brazo de Plata & Brazo de Plata Jr. vs. Fuerza & Juventud Guerrera vs. Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. vs. Mascara Ano 2000 & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

INDY 01/24 Coliseo Tulancingo Lineup
1) Artikuz & Rocky Lobo vs. Amnesia & DK
2) Chalapa, Principe Kentzal, & Rex vs. Amo de la Noche, Lalo Lokuras, & Toro Deguanoro
3) Piloto Suicida, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Rayo del Ring vs. Pesadilla, Super Crazy, & Teaz el Feroz

UWE 01/29 Arena Lopez Lineup
1) Hormiga Atomica & Rey Krystal vs. Pequeno Demonio & Pequeno Troll
2) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, & Mr. Potro vs. Hombre sin Miedo, Kilvan, & Ronny Ventura
3) AULL Tag Titles: Silver Cat I & Silver Cat II (c) vs. Super Panda & Tortuguillo Ninja
4) Brazo Jr., Brazo de Plata, & Brazo Metalico vs. Cerebro Maligno, Epitafio, & Herejia
5) Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana, Sadico, & Yakuza vs. Psicopata, Rey Krimen, Sepulturero, & Terry 2000
6) El Alebrije, Blue Demon Jr., & Olimpico vs. Histeria Xtreme, Psicosis Xtreme, & L.A. Park

PWR 01/30 San Francisco, CA Lineup
1) Fatal 4-Way Elimination: Captain Calico vs. Alexander the Brute vs. Billy Blade vs. Dylan Drake
2) Polyester Express vs. The Weapons of Masked Destruction
3) Mr. Wrestling IV vs. Vinni Massaro
4) Bryan Cage, Vaquero Fantasma, & Rik Luxury vs. Ulysses, El Amante, & Chupacabra
5) PWR Women's Title: Alissa Flash vs. Lady Apache
6) Strong Man & Shocker vs. Oliver John & Derek Sanders

CHIKARA 01/31 "A Touch of Class" Philly Lineup
1) Green Ant vs. Pink Ant
2) Male vs. Female Tag: Amasis & Ophidian vs. Daizee Haze & Sara del Ray
3) Grizzly Redwood, Pelle, Primeau & Andy Ridge vs. Delirious, UltraMantis Black, & Crossbones
4) Hallowicked vs. Brodie Lee
5) Create-A-Wrestler, Sugar Dunkerton, & Player Uno vs. Vin Gerard, STIGMA, & Colin Delaney
6) Young Lions Cup: Player Dos (c) vs. Tim Donst
7) Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Lince Dorado, & Equinox vs. Claudio Castagnoli, Ares, Tursas, & TBA
8) CHIKARA Tag Titles: Fire Ant & Soldier Ant (c) vs. Gran Akuma & Icarus

PdM 01/31 Magdalena Mixhuca
1) Cosmico & La Parkita vs. Mr. Aguilita & Mini Talisman
2) Lizmark Jr., Super Nova, & Celestial vs. Gran Sorpresa, Pesadilla, & Veneno
3) Super Libre: Charly Manson vs. X-Fly
4) Dr. Wagner III, El Oriental, & Groon XXX vs. Halloween, Damian666, & Mr. Aguila
5) El Hijo del Santo & L.A. Park vs. Perro Aguayo Jr. & Blue Demon Jr.
* NOTES *
- This is the first show combining Perro's "Perros del Mal" and Santo's "Todos x Todos" promotions. The following is the official (great looking) poster for the show (courtesy of Perros official facebook):


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