Mistico Signs with WWE All the rumors started this weekend about Mistico signing with the WWE and I tried my best to keep everyone updated here on WrestleView courtesy of Adam Martin. It all started Saturday when SuperLuchas released their newest Magazine which announced on the cover that Mistico had signed with the WWE. The rumors about this had started about this last year even before the Japan trip. We've now learned that Mistico had a Try-out with the WWE late last year without CMLL's permission and impressed WWE officials and Mistico let CMLL know even before the trip to Japan that he was leaving. Mistico flew to the U.S. last week to sign his contract and didn't let CMLL know until after the deal was done. Almost immediately CMLL removed most everything that had Mistico's name or face on their website, but then came back on Saturday night and company officials denied that Mistico had signed with WWE. Going as far as releasing a Press Conference on the subject. Another reporter spoke to Mistico himself Monday and Mistico confirmed the WWE deal was one. Dave Meltzer then revealed that Mistico was expected to start in FCW sometime in February this month. The only questions really now are what will Mistico be called in WWE and will he wear a mask? Also, what will CMLL do with the Mistico gimmick since they own it. Some have suggested they may just put someone else under the mask but that would probably not be a great idea. One other thing to note is that Mistico will now be in FCW with the "Mystico" (or Incognito) who now wrestles as Hunico in FCW. He claimed that CMLL and Mistico stole the name and gimmick from him. This is a big loss for CMLL but it's not devastating because they DO have the new young tecnicos like La Sombra and Mascara Dorada who could end up being as big as Mistico potentially. It's a bigger loss for Lucha FANS, but a gain for American fans and WWE fans. We can all just now hope that the WWE doesn't water Mistico down, unmask him, or treat him like the Mexicools now. I'm sure everyone looks at the success of Alberto del Rio and automatically assume Mistico will have the same success. It's not guaranteed, del Rio has one big thing (that's huge in Vince McMahon's eyes) that Mistico doesn't: size. One thing he does have on his side is Rey Mysterio who has reportedly said that he wants Mistico to be the guy he passes the torch to.
Mr. Aguila vs. Rey Bucanero in L.A. At this past weekends big WrestleReunion festival in Los Angeles Mr. Aguila and Rey Bucanero faced off at PWG's "Kurt RussellReunion 2" event. The two were said to have had a great back and forth lucha match with Aguila going over Bucanero in the end. Also, the Guerrero brothers: Mondo & Chavo Sr. wrestled in a Legends Battle Royal.
CMLL 01/28 Arena Mexico Results 1) Tigre Blanco & Trueno def. Cholo & Mortiz 2) Estrellita, La Comandante, & Tiffany def. Goya Kong, Lluvia, & Luna Magica 3) Lightning Match: Electrico def. Astral 4) Angel de Oro, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. def. Misterioso II, Polvora, & Sangre Azteca 5) Maximo, Rush, & Toscano def. Volador Jr., El Terrible, & Texano Jr. 6) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Hijo del Fantasma def. Averno, Negro Casas, & Mephisto via DQ
CMLL 01/30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Virgo def. Evola 2) Black Metal & Starman def. Camorra & Leon Blanco 3) Fuego, Stuka Jr., & Valiente def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Euforia, & Skandalo 4) Ultimo Guerrero, Hector Garza, & Dragon Rojo Jr. def. La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Hijo ddel Fantasma 5) Occidente Light Heavyweight Title: Gallo def. Felino (c) to win the title!
CMLL 01/31 Arena Puebla Results 1) Asturiano & Stigma def. Ares & Espiritu Maligno 2) Demus 3:16, Dr. X, & Durango Kid def. Metatron, Sensei, & Starman 3) Fuego, Metro, & Sagrado def. Loco Max, Shigeo Okumura, & Skandalo 4) Averno, Volador Jr., & Mephisto def. La Sombra, La Mascara, & Maximo 5) Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Negro Casas def. Psicosis II, Hector Garza, & Mr. Aguila via DQ
CMLL 02/01 Arena Mexico Results 1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II def. Camorra & Mortiz 2) Escorpion, Hooligan, & Nitro def. Fabian el Gitano, Metatron, & Trueno 3) Nosferatu, Vangelis, & Yoshihashi def. Delta, Fuego, & Guerrero Maya Jr. 4) Ephesto, Misterioso II, & El Terrible def. Metro, Sagrado, & Rush via DQ 5) La Sombra, Blue Panther, & Hijo del Fantasma def. Atlantis, Hector Garza, & Felino
CMLL 02/01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Nube Roja def. Robin 2) Exterminador & Malefico def. Metalico & Molotov 3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno def. Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. 4) Arkangel de la Muerte & Euforia def. Black Metal & Palacio Negro 5) Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, & Dragon Rojo Jr. def. Maximo, Toscano, & Valiente via DQ
CMLL 02/04 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Astro Boy & Bengala vs. Apocalipsis & Bronco III 2) Pequeno Maximo, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Pequeno Olimpico, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito 3) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata vs. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus 4) Lightning Match: Hijo del Fantasma vs. Olimpico 5) La Mascara, Maximo, & Sangre Azteca vs. Volador Jr., Dragon Rojo Jr., & Texano Jr. 6) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Brazo de Plata vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Averno, & Mephisto
CMLL 02/06 Arena Coliseo Lineup 1) Camaleon & Horuz vs. Ramstein & Semental 2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, & Marcela vs. La Comandante, Mima Shimoda, & Princesa Sujei 3) Cibernetico: Mascarita Dorada vs. Electrico vs. Pequeno Maximo vs. Astral vs. Mini Fantasy vs. Pierrothito vs. Pequeno Nitro vs. Pequeno Olimpico vs. Pequeno Violencia vs. Mercurio 4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, & Valiente vs. Rey Bucanero, Felino, & Ephesto 5) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, & Toscano vs. Volador Jr., Hector Garza, & Negro Casas
CMLL 02/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Thunder Boy & Virgo vs. Artillero & Super Comando 2) Guerrero Maya Jr. & Rey Cometa vs. Drago & Rafaga 3) Delta & Stuka Jr. vs. Cancerbero & Polvora 4) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & La Mascara vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Dragon Rojo Jr.
CMLL 02/07 Arena Puebla Lineup 1) Black Tiger, Lestat, & Stigma vs. Akron, King Jaguar, & Siki Ozama Jr. 2) Astral, Mini Maximo, & Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Violencia 3) Maximo, Toscano, & Valiente vs. Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi, & Vangelis 4) Mascara Dorada, Blue Panther, & Hijo del Fantasma vs. Averno, Atlantis, & Dragon Rojo Jr. 5) Ultimo Guerrero vs. Psicosis II
CMLL 02/08 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Enrique Vera Jr. & Leono vs. Bronco III & Mortiz 2) Cibernetico: Fuego vs. Stuka Jr. vs. Angel de Plata vs. Rey Cometa vs. Dragon Lee vs. Hombre Bala Jr. vs. Virus vs. Dr. X vs. Puma King vs. Demus 3:16 vs. Hijo del Signo vs. Durango Kid 3) Hijo del Fantasma, Brazo de Plata, & Toscano vs. Hector Garza, Texano Jr., & Shigeo Okumura 4) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Rush vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
2011 Rey de Reyes On PPV This week Dorian Roldan of AAA announced via his Twitter that this years "Rey de Reyes" event would air on Mexican PPV on March 19th. It's doubtful the PPV will air in America but will still likely show up as 3 episodes of their AAA show in America when it does air here.
Gato Eveready Changes his Name AAA star has officially changed his name to El Gato from Gato Eveready. AAA no longer gets a sponsorship from Eveready Battery which is the reason for the change. The dumb battery logo on his chest will be gone as well.
AAA/PdM/IWL 02/01 Arena Aficion Results 1) Silencioso def. Blazer 2) Magia Jr. & Payaso Arenita def. Intruso & Kevin 3) Black Soul, Fantasma de la Opera, & Kung Fu Jr. def. El Hijo del MEdico Asesino, Fishman Jr., & Samot via DQ 4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown fought Bestia 666, Ek Balam, & X-Fly to a DOUBLE DQ 5) Jack Evans, Extreme Tiger, & La Parka Jr. def. Perro Aguayo Jr., Halloween, & Damian666 via DQ * NOTES * - This was the 59th Anniversary of Arena Aficion and it was the biggest crowd this arena has had in awhile. A sold out 2,800 were en attendance. AAA, IWL, & PdM all came together to help promote the event for the arena.
AAA/UWE 02/02 Arena Lopez Mateos Results 1) Epitafio & Ronny Ventura def. Heros & Super Mascara 2) Cerebro Maligno, Robin Maravilla, Sadico, & Terry 2000 def. Aerostar, Argenis, Super Fly, & Gato Eveready 3) UWE Tag Team Titles Tourney 1st Round: Chucho el Roto & Iron Love def. Aeroboy & Violento Jack 4) UWE Tag Team Titles Tourney 1st Round: Villano III & Villano IV def. Fuerza Guerrera & Juventud Guerrera 5) UWE Tag Team Titles Tourney 1st Round: Cien Caras Jr. & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido 6) UWE Tag Team Titles Tourney 1st Round: Murder Clown & Psycho Clown def. Coco Azul & Coco Rojo via DQ 7) UWE Tag Team Titles Tourney Quarterfinals: Chucho el Roto & Iron Love def. Villano III & Villano IV via DQ 8) UWE Tag Team Titles Tourney Quarterfinals: Cien Caras Jr. & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. Murder Clown & Psycho Clown * NOTES * - The UWE Tournament will end in a Four Way Final.
Dragon Gate Web-Magazine Available Now Last month Dragon Gate released their first issue of the new Dragon Gate Web-Magazine but they released it on a Japanese website that was very hard to navigate, but now they have released it on an English language site. You can get the Magazine IN ENGLISH at the link below: http://www.fastpencil.com/publications/1171-Dragon-Gate-E-magazine-Vol-1
Dragon Gate USA Announces Stable Shootout This week DG-USA announced they will be holding a first ever "Stable Shootout" at the April 2nd event in Burlington, North Carolina. The Shootout will involve 3 stages which will pit Blood Warriors members Naruki Doi, CIMA, & Ricochet against Ronin members Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, & Rich Swann. The two teams will get to put each other through special challenge matches in each stage. The stages are below: - STAGE 1: Each team will pick a member and the two will face off one-on-one. - STAGE 2: This will be a Dream Partner Tag Team Match. Each team gets to pick one member from their team and then another wrestler OUTSIDE the group to form a Dream Tag Team to face each other in a special Tag Match. - STAGE 3: In the final Stage there will be two matches. Each stable will get to book a member of the opposite stable in a one-on-one match against ANY available wrestler on the roster!
DG-USA 01/28 "United: NYC" iPPV Results 1) Akira Tozawa def. Sami Callihan 2) Jon Moxley def. Jigsaw 3) Open the Freedom Gate Title: YAMATO def. BxB Hulk (c) to win the title! 4) Brodie Lee def. Jimmy Jacobs 5) Open the United Gate Titles Tournament: Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano def. Naruki Doi & Ricochet to earn 2 points 6) Austin Aries def. Rich Swann 7) Open the United Gate Titles Tournament: Masato Yoshino & PAC def. CIMA & Dragon Kid to earn 2 points * NOTES * - After the first event of the triple shot weekend both Taylor/Gargano and PAC/Yoshino are tied for 1st place with 2 points. CIMA/Dragon and Doi/Ricochet have 0 points.
DG-USA 01/29 "United: Philly" iPPV Results 1) Open the Freedom Gate Title: YAMATO (c) def. Brodie Lee to retain the title! 2) Rich Swann def. Jimmy Jacobs 3) Six-Way Freestyle: Sami Callihan def. AR Fox, Cheech, Jigsaw, Frightmare, & Rexx Reed 4) Akira Tozawa def. Austin Aries 5) BxB Hulk def. Jon Moxley 6) Open the United Gate Titles Tournament: Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano def. CIMA & Dragon Kid 7) Open the United Gate Titles Tournament: Masato Yoshino & PAC def. Naruki Doi & Ricochet * NOTES * - Homicide didn't make it to the show for some reason. - After the 2 Tournament matches bout Yoshino/PAC and Taylor/Gargano have 4 points a piece and CIMA/Kid and Doi/Ricochet have 0 which eliminates those two teams from a chance at winning the belts. That leaves it down to PAC/Yoshino and Taylor/Gargano.
DG-USA 01/30 "United: Finale" Union City, NJ Results 1) Brodie Lee def. Rich Swann 2) AR Fox def. Cheech 3) Akira Tozawa def. BxB Hulk 4) No Rules: Jon Moxley def. Homicide 5) Rexx Reed def. Pinkie (Pink Ant) Sanchez 6) CIMA, Naruki Doi, Dragon Kid, & Ricochet def. Jimmy Jacobs, Austin Aries, YAMATO, & Sami Callihan 7) Open the United Gate Titles Tournament Finals: Masato Yoshino & PAC def. Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor to become the FIRST United Gate Champions! * NOTES * - CIMA & Dragon Kid were supposed to face Naruki Doi & Ricochet in a Tournament Match, but they came out after the first match (when Brodie destroyed Swann) and said that they were all brothers so they wouldn't face each other. Really, both teams had 0 points and the other two teams both had 4 so that match would have been pointless. So they set a big 8-Man Tag Team Match pitting Blood Warriors (CIMA, Dragon Kid, Naruki Doi, & Ricochet) against Jimmy Jacobs and 3 partners of his choosing, after he came out and challenged them. Throughout the night Jacobs went around looking for his partners. - Tozawa-Hulk was said to have been an early Match of the Year Candidate. - Homicide hit Moxley with a Cop Killa in their match but instead of pinning him, he actually pulled Moxley on top of him to give Moxley the win. Homicide then said he doesn't give a sh*t about wins and losses and he did that to prove it. He then grabbed some scissors and said he was going to shut Moxley up for good. He "attempted" to cut Moxley's tongue out but Tozawa came out to make the save. - The 8-Man Tag was said to have been "amazing." - Same goes for the Tag Team Finals. PAC and Yoshino are the first ever Open the United Gate Champions and both are now double champions. PAC is also the Open the Brave Gate Champion and Yoshino is also the Open the Dream Gate Champion. After the match Ronin snatched the belts away from World-1, but then they handed them back and shook their hands.
INDY & OTHER NEWS
Alberto Del Rio Wins Royal Rumble This past Sunday former CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio (known as Dos Caras Jr. in CMLL), won the 2011 Royal Rumble at the Royal Rumble PPV. del Rio came in at #38 in the Rumble and eliminated Randy Orton and then finally Santino to win the Rumble. He will go on to WrestleMania and face whoever the World Heavyweight Champion is (Edge at this time).
Alberto Del Rio Post-Rumble Interview Following his Rumble win Alberto del Rio did a VERY candid interview with Peter Rosenberg where he spoke about many things including Luchadores he looked up to, Lucha Libre in general, his respect for Rey Mysterio Jr., the origin of the "Dos Caras" name, his dream opponent, winning the Rumble, WWE, and more! It's a fantastic interview:
CHIKARA Announces First 4 King of Trios Teams CHIKARA has officially announced the first four teams in this years King of Trios Tournament which will take place on April 4th from the ECW Arena. The first 4 teams are below: 1) The Colony: Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, & Green Ant 2) F.I.S.T.: Icarus, Chuck Taylor, & Johnny Gargano 3) The Osirian Portal: Ophidian, Amasis, & Hieracon 4) Da Soul Touchaz: Acid Jaz, Marshe Rockett, & Willie Richardson
DTU 01/29 Arena Lopez Mateos Results 1) Muerte Bucanera & Oyuki Star def. Dement Xtreme & Lily Monster 2) 3-Way Tag: Keira & Tribal def. Lolita & Pesadilla and Lily Fighter & Oficial AK47 3) 3-Way Tag: Sexy Star & Zumbi def. Hormiga & Vaquerita and Angelica & Cinthia Moreno 4) 3-Way Trios: Ciclope, Eterno, & Megan def. Drastic Boy, Mascara Oriental, & Vanely and Ashley, Cyrus, & Flamita 5) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache def. Trauma I & Trauma II 6) Aeroboy & Chica Tormenta def. Cerebro Negro & Shitara 7) Paranoiko def. Violento Jack 8) 3-Way Dance: Super Mega def. Joe Lider & Rey Latino * NOTES * - Apache Girls vs. Los Traumas was said to have been great and the fans threw money into the ring. Video of the match is below (courtesy of Black Terry Jr.):
- I have a few things to say about this. The first and this is always true when it comes to the Apache sisters. The best thing about this match was the lack of hesitation in it. When you ever get a match where women and men interact or get physical at all, you get times where spots seem awkward or as if the guy or girl is hesitant to put their hand in certain places or to touch that spot. That's not here at all. Also, you get the hesitation with the males to pull punches or to not be as physical, that's not here at all. Los Traumas treat the women as if they were just another male tag team out there and the Apache's are never going to pull any punches. Overall it's a really good match, in fact probably one of the best male vs. female matches I've seen. You have to love the lack of ego here by the Traumas. Regardless of how talented a female wrestler is (and the Apaches are beyond talented) they are always going to be seen as inferior to males and the Traumas take this loss clean. That's one of the top young tag teams in wrestling too.
IWRG 01/30 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Lily Fighter & Ludark Shaitan def. Lolita & Sexy Lady 2) Chico Che, Dinamic Black, & Freelance def. Hammer, Magnfico, & Masada 3) IWRG IC Lightweight Title: Comando Negro def. Dr. Cerebro (c) to win the title! 4) IWRG IC Tag Team Titles: Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan (c) def. Veneno & El Brazo to retain the titles! 5) IWRG IC Trios Titles: Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro (c) def. Damian666, Bestia 666, & X-Fly to retain the titles!
IWRG 02/01 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Imperial, Infierno Kid, & Mini Zumbido def. Aereocross, Mascarita de Oro, & Smika Extreme 2) Galeno King, Guerrero 2000, & Muerte de Plata def. Halcon 2000, Imperio Azteca, & Sky Angel 3) Black Sky, Infierno Kid, & Muerte Infernal def. Centurion, Guizmo, & Volaris 4) Keshin Black & Tonatiuh def. Killer Jr. & Leopardo Negro III 5) Imposible & Loky Boy def. Fulgore I & Fulgore II 6) Hijo del Pantera & Saruman def. Cometa de Fuego & Star Tron 7) Comando Negro & Explosivo def. Eterno & Fresero Jr. 8) Angel Mortal Jr. & Montana def. Alan Extreme & Dinamic Black
PWR 02/05 San Francisco, CA Lineup 1) 4-Corners Match: El Mariachi vs. Vinnie Massaro vs. El Cazador vs. El Galactico 2) Timothy Thatcher vs. Mr. Wrestling IV 3) Derek Sanders & Bryan Cage vs. El Hijo de Chupacabras v& El Dragon de Plata II 4) Taylor Wilde Retirement Match: Taylor Wilde vs. Alissa Flash 5) Oliver John vs. KAFU 6) Vaquero Fantasma & Amnesia vs. Hijo de Rey Misterio & Anarkia
IWRG 02/06 Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Guizmo vs. Guerrero 2000 2) Alan Extreme & Dinamic Black vs. Impossible & Keshin Black 3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, & Multifacetico vs. Bombero Infernal, Comando Negro, & Hammer 4) Black Terry, El Brazo, & Negro Navarro vs. Angel Mortal, Gran Apache, & TBA 5) Junior de Juniors Cibernetico: Hijo de L.A. Park vs. Bobby Lee Jr. vs. Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs .Bestia 666 vs. Kung Fu Jr. vs. Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 vs. El Hijo del Canek vs. Trauma I vs. Ultraman Jr.
CHIKARA 02/19 "Caught In A Cauldron of Hate" Reading, PA Lineup 1) Jagged & Shane Mathews vs. STIGMA & Vin Gerard 2) Sugar Dunkerton vs. Brodie Lee 3) Gregory Iron vs. Icarus 4) Dasher Hatfield vs. Claudio Castagnoli 5) Young Lions Cup: Frightmare (c) vs. Rich Swann 6) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles: Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw (c) vs. Obariyon & Kodama
CHIKARA 02/20 "Clutch of Doom" Easton, PA Lineup 1) Madison Eagles vs. Sara del Ray 2) Four Corner Elimination Tag Match: Amasis & Hieracon vs. Jagged & Shane Mathews vs. Ice Cream Jr. & Hijo del Ice Cream vs. Delirious & Daizee Haze 3) Max Boyer vs. Eddie Kingston 4) Jigsaw vs. Tim Donst 5) Fire Ant & Soldier Ant vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Tursas
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