CMLL Star Murdered Thursday CMLL star Fabian el Gitano passed away after suffered a gun shot wound which website Notimex calls "the result of a drunken dispute." There's not many more details right now but hopefully next week more will be available. Gitano has wrestled for CMLL for the past 7 years and he was trained by the legendary Solar. Gitano's biggest match was his Mask loss in the Infierno en el Ring last year when Angel de Oro took his mask.
R.I.P. Fabian el Gitano
Dark Angel/Sarita Wins TNA Gold This past Sunday at TNA's "Victory Road" PPV CMLL and TNA star Sarita (Dark Angel in CMLL) won her 2nd TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship when she and her "cousin" Rosita defeated the Champions, Angelina Love & Winter, at the PPV. Sarita was 1/2 of the very first Knockouts Tag Champs back in 2009 when she and Taylor Wilde won the Tournament to crown the 1st Champions. Sarita, Taylor Wilde, and Hamada are the only 3 Knockouts to win the Titles twice. She and Rosita are part of Hernandez's new all Mexican group.
CMLL 03/11 Arena Mexico Results 1) Bengala & Molotov def. Disturbio & Semental 2) Bronco III, Escorpion, & Hooligan def. Fabian el Gitano, Metalico, & Sensei 3) Angel de Oro, Delta, & Sangre Azteca def. Ephesto, Misterioso II, & Polvora 4) Hair vs. Hair: Virus def. Demus 3:16 5) Volador Jr., Atlantis, & Dragon Rojo Jr. def. Rush, Toscano, & Valiente 6) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Brazo de Plata def. Averno, Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla * NOTES * - Virus beats Demus and takes his hair. Also per the stipulation, Demus goes back down to the Minis Division. That means he wasn't even out of it for a year before he goes back down. The match was said to have been very good.
CMLL 03/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Javier Cruz Jr. def. Metalik 2) Dragon & Leon Blanco def. Astaroth & Hierro 3) Meteoro & Virgo def. Pequeno Olimpico & Pequeno Violencia 4) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Stuka Jr. def. Escorpion, Euforia, & Vangelis 5) Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Dragon Rojo Jr. def. La Mascara, Rush, & Valiente
CMLL 03/13 Arena Mexico Results 1) Camaleon & Robin def. Cholo & Zayco 2) Cibernetico: Inquisidor, Mortiz, Rayo Tapatio I, & Rayo Tapatio II def. Bobby Zavala, Dragon Lee, Hijo del Signo, & Hombre Bala Jr. 3) Fuego, Metro, & Sagrado def. Dr. X, Shigeo Okumura, & Yoshihashi 4) Trios Tournament Semifinals: Psicosis II, El Alebrije, & Olimpico def. Averno, Rey Bucanero, & Ephesto 5) Trios Tournament Semifinals: Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla def. Volador Jr., El Terrible, & Texano Jr. 6) Trios Tournament Finals: Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla def. Psicosis II, Olimpico, & El Alebrije 7) CMLL Historic Welterweight Title: La Sombra def. Mephisto (c) to win the title! * NOTES * - Pics courtesy of CMLL.com. - The Cibernetico came down to just Rayo II & Dragon Lee. Lee looked like he was going to pull it off but Inquisidor came back out and got involved in the match. Rayo then yanked Dragon's mask and rolled him with a cradle for the pin. - Champion & Challenger pose before the match:
- Sombra hits a Split Legged Corkscrew Moonsault:
- Sombra lays out Mephisto with a Somersault Plancha:
- Mephisto answers with a dive of his own:
- Sombra hits the Asai Moonsault:
- Mephisto hits the Super Splash Mountain:
- Sombra then connected with the Imploding Somersault Plancha:
- Mephisto connects with a Muscle Buster:
- Sombra busted out a nice Dragonrana (Springboard Somersault Hurricanrana) to win the title:
- Mephisto congratulates Sombra:
CMLL 03/14 Arena Puebla Results 1) Blue Center, Lestat, & Stigma def. Ares, Centauro de Fuego, & Fuerza Chicana 2) La Amapola, Tiffany, & Zeuxis def. Dalys la Caribena, Goya Kong, & Luna Magica 3) Hair vs. Hair: Loco Max def. Escorpion 4) Volador Jr., El Terrible, & Texano Jr. def. La Mascara, Maximo, & Brazo de Plata 5) La Sombra def. Psicosis II * NOTES * - Sombra pins Psicosis clean in the 3rd fall which means Psicosis doesnt get his Mask Match.
CMLL 03/15 Arena Mexico Results 1) Inquisidor & Zayco def. Principe & Robin 2) Pequeno Olimpico, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Warrior def. Electrico, Fantasy, & Mini Maximo 3) Hijo del Signo, Puma King, & Virus def. Angel Azteca, Angel de Plata, & Rey Cometa 4) Delta, Fuego, & Sangre Azteca def. Polvora, Shigeo Okumura, & Yoshihashi 5) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara def. Volador Jr., Mr. Aguila, & Olimpico via DQ
CMLL 03/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Evola def. Acertijo 2) Camorra & Infierno def. Black Metal & Magnum 3) Goya Kong & Silueta def. La Comandante & Luna Magica 4) Diamante, Gallo, & Sagrado def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Skandalo 5) Negro Casas & Rey Bucanero def. Maximo & Rush
CMLL/FULL 03/20 Arena Coliseo Monterry Lineup 1) El Rudo & Goliat vs. Aguila Azteca & Chamaco Gurrola 2) Demenzia, Medico Infernal, & Panthro Jr. vs. Gemelo Muerte I, Gemelo Muerte II, & Sicario 3) ABC, Corazon Adicto, & Rey Imagen vs. Jesse el Elegante, Sombra Chicana, & Titanik 4) Lightning Match: Tiffany vs. Princesa Sujei 5) Relevos Increibles: Estrella Dorada, Hijo del Ninja, & Silencio vs. Diluvio Negro II, Mongol chino Jr., & Veneno Extremo 6) Angel de Oro, Rush, & Spartaco vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia, & Nitro
CMLL 03/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) El Divino vs. Leo 2) Bengala & Horuz vs. Artillero & Super Comando 3) Metalico & Starman vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno 4) CMLL Minis Title: Pequeno Olimpico (c) vs. Virgo 5) La Sombra, Valiente, & Maximo vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Dragon Rojo Jr.
CMLL 03/21 Arena Puebla Lineup 1) Asturiano & Stigma vs. Fuerza Chicana & King Jaguar 2) Centella de Oro, Metatron, & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, & Siki Ozama Jr. 3) Diamante, Dragon Lee, & Fuego vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Yoshihashi 4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca, & Delta vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto 5) Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis vs. Mr. Niebla, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
Heavy Metal Arrested AAA star Heavy Metal was arrested Friday morning on a D.U.I. and was sentenced to 30 hours in jail. He served 7 hours and was released. He was serve the rest of the sentence at a later date. No word if this will affect his stance in AAA, but now I know who I'm picking to lose the Hair Match at Rey de Reyes.
AAA 03/13 TV Taping Results 1) AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles: Alan Stone & Jennifer Blade def. Pimpinela Escarlata & Fabi Apache (c) to win the titles! 2) Best of 5 Series Match #4 Bull Terrier Match: Heavy Metal def. Electroshock 3) Charly Manson, Billy el Malo, & Tabu def. El Zorro, Silver Kain, & Ultimo Gladiador 4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown def. Perro Aguayo Jr., Damian666, Halloween, & Lizmark Jr. 5) El Mesias, La Parka Jr., & Joe Lider def. Cibernetico, Escoria, & Nygma * NOTES * - Fabi was able to make the match and was stretchered out afterward again. - After Metal tied up the Best of 5 Series to 2-2, Los Maniacos came out again and beatdown Electro. They then offered their hand to Metal again and again he walked out. This was less than 48 hours after Metal was arrested for a DUI. - Billy el Malo is apparently the new name for Billy Boy as he was revealed to be Los Bizarros mystery partner. Kind of a weird thing for him to jump from La Militia to the Bizarros. He got the pin on Zorro after a fake Zorro (in the Iron Mask) distracted him. - Lizmark Jr. made his return to AAA as a new member of PdM. The rudos ripped up the tecnicos masks after the match.
AAA 03/18 "Rey de Reyes 2011" PPV Lineup 1) Gran Apache, Mari Apache, Octagoncito II, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Hijo de Tirantes, Sexy Star, Mini Histeria, & Yuriko 2) Nicho el Millionario, Joe Lider, Jack Evans, & La Parka Jr. vs. Cibernetico, Escoria, Nygma, & Billy el Malo 3) AAA Heavyweight Title: El Zorro (c) vs. Charly Manson 4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clwon vs. Perro Aguayo Jr., Super Crazy, Damian666, & Halloween 5) Rey de Reyes Finals: Extreme Tiger vs. El Mesias vs. L.A. Park vs. Carlito Colon 6) Best of 5 Series Match #5 Hair vs. Hair: Electroshock vs. Heavy Metal
AAA 03/21 TV Taping Lineup 1) Angelico, Argenis, & Dralion vs. Dark Dragon, Polvo de Estrellas, & Tito Santana II 2) Cuervo, El Elegido, & Ozz vs. Alan Stone, Decnis, & Tigre Cota 3) Aerostar & Laredo Kid vs. Chris Stone & Super Fly 4) AAA Tag Team Titles: Silver Kain & Ultimo Gladiador (c) vs. Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans 5) La Parka Jr., Joe Lider, & Espiritu vs. Cibernetico, Charly Manson, & Escoria 6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Mesias vs. L.A. Park & Damian666
Earthquake Affect On Dragon Gate Following the devastating Earthquakes in Japan this past weekend no one from the Dragon Gate roster or staff were injured and only one date has been canceled thus far (03/18 in Shizuoka due to a power outage). Also, Dragon Gate has cancelled the 03/20 "Compilation Gate" PPV which was going to feature 3 Title Matches, a #1 Contenders Match, and the return of Taku Iwasa. There was fear over the possibility of radioactive material reaching the area (from one of the blow Nuclear Plants) as well as ongoing power outages there. Dragon Gate hasn't made any comments on whether they would be making the date up for the PPV or not. Dragon Gate is taking up donations for a relief fund at events. Americans Ronin (Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, & Rich Swann) and Ricochet were on tour in Japan during the Earthquake. Over at DGUSA.tv Dragon Gate USA will be donating 20% of all DVD sales this week to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.
Dragon Gate 03/12 Fukuoka Results 1) CIMA & Dragon Kid def. Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor 2) Naruki Doi def. Rich Swann 3) Genki Horiguchi def. Kotoka 4) YAMATO & Cyber Kong def. Gamma & Ricochet 5) Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & PAc def. Masaaki Mochizuki, Kenichiro Arai, & Super Shisa * NOTES * - Susumu Yokosuka was originally scheduled to compete at this event but he was unable to make it due to transportation issues caused by the Earthquake in his area.
Dragon Gate 03/20 "Compilation Gate" Tokyo Lineup - DARK MATCH: Takuya Tomakomai vs. Dr. Muscle 1) Naoki Tanizaki, Yasushi Kanda, & Gamma vs. Chuck Taylor, Rich Swann, & Johnny Gargano 2) KAGETORA & Fujita Jr. Hayato vs. Super Shenlong & Kotoka 3) Open the Brave Gate Title #1 Contenders Match: Naruki Doi vs. Kenichiro Arai 4) Taku Iwasa & Cyber Kong vs. Don Fujii & Super Shisa 5) Open the Twin Gate Titles: Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi (c) vs. YAMATO & Shingo Takagi 6) Open the Triangle Gate Titles: CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Ricochet (c) vs. BxB Hulk, Susumu Yokosuka, & PAC 7) Open the Dream Gate Title: Masato Yoshino (c) vs. Masaaki Mochizuki * NOTES * - If World-1 doesn't win the Trios Titles they must split up.
INDY & OTHER NEWS
CHIKARA Trios Tournament Field Finalized This week CHIKARA announced the final teams for April's King of Trios Tournament. One of the biggest surprise was the announce that former WWE & TNA (and WCW) star Sean Waltman (aka X-Pac/Syxx-Pac) would be Captaining his own Team Minnesota, but he's not coming as X-Pac or Syxx or even Sean Waltman! He will be making his CHIKARA debut for one last time as the 1-2-3 Kid! Waltman has not wrestled as The Kid since 1996. Waltman will be teaming with fellow Minnesota natives Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin. Also, the final team was announced as Dragon Gate will send a Trios to represent the Dragon Gate promotion! Akira Tozawa, Super Shisa, & KAGETORA. Team Captain Akira Tozawa and Super Shisa are not affiliated with any stables in Dragon Gate while KAGETORA is a member of Kamikaze. The only team left to be announced is Tim Donst's partners for Team BdK. 1) Team Michinoku Pro (Great Sasuke, Dick Togo, & Jinsei Shinzaki) 2) Team Osaka Pro (Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada, & Ultimate Spider Jr.) 3) Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, & Manami Toyota 4) The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, & Green Ant) 5) F.I.S.T. (Icarus, Chuck Taylor, & Johnny Gargano) 6) The Osirian Portal (Amasis, Ophidian, & Hieracon) 7) Da Soul Touchaz (Willie Richardson, Acid Jaz, & Marshe Rockett) 8) The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield, Sugar Dunkerton, & Matt Classic) 9) The Batiri (Kizarny, Obariyon, & Kodama) 10) BdK (Tim Donst, TBA, & TBA) 11) Team Australia (Tama Williams, Percy, & Kabel) 12) The S.A.T. (Amazing Red, Jose Maximo, & Joel Maximo) 13) Team 3.0le (El Generico, Jagged, & Shane Mathews) 14) The Spectral Envoy (Hallowicked, Frightmare, & UltraMantis Black) 15) Team Minnesota (1-2-3 Kid, Arik Cannon, & Darin Corbin) 16) Team Dragon Gate (Akira Tozawa, Super Shisa, & KAGETORA)
CHIKARA Posts 2010 King of Trios Match On this past weeks weekly CHIKARA "Podcast-A-Go-Go" CHIKARA aired the BdK vs. Perros del Mal Trios Match from last years King of Trios in full as a preview for this years King of Trios. The match so BdK members Claudio Castagnoli, Ares, & Tursas face the Perros del Mal trio of El Oriental, El Alebrije, & Cuije in the Quarterfinals of the Tournament. To view the match watch the video below:
CHIKARA 03/12 "Operation Big Freeze" Williamsport, PA Results 1) Tim Donst & Pink Ant def. Acid Jazz & Marshe Rockett 2) Toshie Uematsu def. Madison Eagles 3) Eddie Kingston def. Archibald Peck 4) Jagged, Shane Mathews, Sugar Dunkerton, & Dasher Hatfield def. Grizzly Redwood, Brodie Lee, STIGMA, & Vin Gerard 5) Fire Ant def. Icarus 6) Ophidian, Amasis, & Hieracon def. Kizarny, Obariyon, & Kodama via DQ 7) Tursas def. Willie Richardson 8) Mike Quackenbush, Hallowicked, & Frightmare def. Claudio Castagnoli, Tim Donst, & Sara del Ray * NOTES * - CHIKARA had been teasing Kingston going face-to-face with "The Band" and the Band was revealed to be Archibald Peck and Veronica. I have no idea who they are and I've been following CHIKARA for a long time so either a) I just don't remember (and can't find any info on them anywhere) or b) they are new and debuting. BDK attacked Kingston before the match and after they left The Band came out and the match got underway. It lasted barely 5 minutes and Kingston took Peck out with the Backfist To The Future. - Before the Relevos Atomicos (8-Man Tag) STIGMA & Gerard came out in street clothes claiming someone stole their ring gear. The match was said to be a crazy one and Mathews pinned Gerard with a reversal of a rollup. - CHIKARA gave a little preview of King of Trios with two teams that will be in the Tournament (The Osirian Portal & The Batiri). Kobald tried interfered in the match causing The Batiri to get DQ'd. Maybe a rematch at KOT.
CHIKARA 03/13 "Creatures From The Tar Swamp" Brooklyn, NY Results 1) Jakob Hammermeier def. Green Ant 2) Ophidian, Amasis, & Hieracon def. Tim Donst, Pink Ant, & Tursas 3) Jagged & Shane Mathews fought Vin Gerard & STIGMA to a NO CONTEST 4) Sara del Ray def. Toshie Uematsu 5) Lumberjack Match: Dasher Hatfield & Sugar Dunkerton def. Grizzly Redwood & Brodie Lee 6) CHIKARA Young Lions Cup: Frightmare (c) def. Obariyon to retain the title! 7) Kizarny def. UltraMantis Black 8) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles: Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw (c) def. Fire Ant & Soldier Ant to retain the title! 9) Claudio Castagnoli def. Eddie Kingston * NOTES * - The newest BDK member, Jakob Hammermeier, made his in-ring debut with a win over Green Ant (via a little help from BDK). - Osirian Portal gets their second Trios win of the weekend with a victory of the BDK team when Hieracon pinned Pinkie. Osirian Portal goes into KOT with 2 straight Trios wins. - The 3.0-Unstable tag match never even got underway as Vin Gerard attacked a female fan at ringside. - Kizarny beat Black and tore his mask up in the process in their Grudge Match. - The Colony took the 1st fall in the Tag Titles Match and then QuackSaw won the final 2 falls to retain their belts. It went just under 20 minutes. - The Kingston-Castagnoli match finally took place after over a years worth of feuding and after a wild brawl Claudio wrapped a chain around his arm and hit a European Uppercut for the win. After the match BDK then ran out and held Kingston down and Claudio beat him with a belt.
GALLI 03/13 Chicago, IL Results 1) Ovirload def. Joey Marx 2) G2L & Rey Fuego def. Funebre & Sepultura 3) Ace Martino, Diego Corleone, & Jack O'Neil def. Alex Olsen, Matt Knicks, & Nikita Allanov 4) Bryce Benjamin, Mason Conrad, & Valientino def. Furia Roja, Golden Star, & Guardian 5) Mascarita Dorada & Discovery def. Pierrothito & Yakuza 6) 450 Hammet, Samuray del Sol, & shiima Xion def. Low Rider, Pesadilla, & Emperador
IWRG 03/13 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Alan Extreme def. Keshin Black 2) Dinamic Black & Golden Magic def. Epidemia & Imposible 3) Eterno, Mari Apache, & Mascarita Divina def. Carta Brava Jr., Sexy Star, & Mini Charly Manson 4) Hijo de L.A. Park, Trauma I, & Multifacetico def. Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Comando Negro, & Hammer 5) El Pantera, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Scorpio Jr. def. El Canek, Head Hunter I, & Enrique Vera via DQ
UWE 03/16 Arena Lopez Mateos Results 1) Demonio Gato, Insolito, & Taurus def. Angel de la Noche, Epidemia, & Love Angel 2) 3-Way: Sexy Lady def. Afrodita & Ludark Shiatan 3) Eros, Super Panda, & Tortuguillo Ninja def. Hombre sin Rostro & Ronny Ventura, & Tormento 4) Blue Panther, Solar I, & Rocky Santana fought Ray Mendoza Jr., Black Terry, & Negro Navarro to a DRAW 5) UWE Tag Team Titles Tournament Semifinals: Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis def. Cien Caras Jr. & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. * NOTES * - Los Guerreros de la Atlantida advance to the Finals to meet the Los Invasers team of Hector Garza & Olimpico in an all-CMLL Tournament Final to crown new UWE Tag Champs.
IWRG 03/17 Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Dinamic BLack & Saruman vs. Dragon Celestial & Sky Angel 2) Eterno, Explosivo, & Miss Gaviota vs. Carta Brava Jr., Hammer, & Magnifico 3) Multifacetico, Trauma I, & Veneno vs. Comando Negro, Oficial 911, & Oficial Fierro 4) Damian666, Bestia666, & X-Fly vs. Ultimo Gladiador, Chris Stone, & Sugi San
LL-USA 03/19 "Masked Warriors" TV Tapings Albuquerque, NM Lineup 1) Nikki Roxx, ODB, & Rebecca Reyes vs. Jackie Moore, Krissy Vaine, & Tigressa Caliente 2) El Oriental & Tinieblas Jr. vs. Mascarita Dorada & Mini Park 3) Jon Rekon (Strong Man), Petey Williams, & RJ Brewer vs. Magno, Rocky Romero, & Super Nova 4) RelliK & Sydistiko vs. Marco Corleone & Shane Helms 5) Lucha Roulette: Petey Williams vs. RJ Brewer vs. Charly Malice vs. Rocky Romero vs. Shane Helms vs. Marco Corleone vs. Sydistiko vs. RelliK 6) El Oriental & Tinieblas Jr. vs. Magno & Super Nova * NOTES * - Looks like LL-USA is finally bringing in more Women/Luchadoras. - We found out after the last tapings that the new Right member Jon Rekon is actually CMLL's Strong Man. - Heavyweight Champion Lizmark Jr. is not listed on here and he will likely be in Mexico for Rey de Reyes. This is the first time they've announced a lineup before a taping I think. - I made a remark to Marco Corleone that they needed to announce the start date for Season 2 before doing another TV Taping which he responded by saying "I feel you, patiently waiting for a start date. Should get one soon." So at least they're not ignoring the problem. He also told me to ask him if I had any questions about anything in the future (for the column) which I will definitely be doing.
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