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Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
January 7, 2012
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com


CMLL

Histeria II & El Alebrije Change Their Names

After wrestler for almost 2 years in CMLL under the Histeria II & El Alebrije names those two stars are now changing their names. CMLL has pretty much dropped the Los Invasers angle and are really moving forward since AAA has started its own invasion angle with ex-CMLL wrestlers, so they want to repackage these two guys. Histeria II will now be known as Morphosis and El Alebrije will be known as Kraneo. Though they are repackaging both guys with new names/masks they also make sure that everyone is aware that it's Histeria and Alebrije, and Histeria is still claiming in interviews that he owns the "Histeria" name not AAA but he's changing his name because CMLL wants him to. Psicosis II is also expected to be repackaged but there is no word on when that might happen.

El Luchador Returning for Season 2
A&E Latino has announced that they are picking up the reality series "El Luchador" for a second season and all of the CMLL stars involved in the first one are expected to return for season 2. Taping is expected to start early this year.

CMLL 12/26 Arena Puebla Results
1) Arissma & Policeman def. Lestat & Stigma
2) Metalico, Molotov, & Sensei def. Apocalipsis, Bronco, & Inquisidor
3) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, & Marcela def. La Amapola, La Comandante, & Zeuxis
4) Black Warrior, Metro, & Valiente def. Ephesto, Polvora, & Rey Escorpion
5) La Mascara, Maximo, & Brazo de Plata def. Averno, Volador Jr., & Mephisto

CMLL 12/30 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bobby Zavala & Disturbio def. Metalico & Robin
2) La Amapola, La Seductora, & Tiffany def. Dalis la Caribena, Estrellita, & Lluvia
3) Lightning Match: Sangre Azteca def. Raziel
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Metro def. Ephesto, Rey Escorpion, & Shigeo Okumura
5) Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid def. Mascara Dorada, La Mascara, & Valiente
6) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush def. Volador Jr., Mr. Aguila, & Olimpico

CMLL 01/01 Arena Mexico Results
1) Horuz & Molotov def. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Mask vs. Mask: Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr. def. Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II
4) Delta, Hijo del Fantasma, & Metro def. Negro Casas, Hijo del Signo, & Rey Escorpion via DQ
5) Averno, Mr. Niebla, & Mephisto def. La Mascara, Angel de Oro, & Maximo
6) CMLL Heavyweight Title Tournament Finals: El Terrible def. Rush to win the vacant title!

CMLL 01/01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Acertijo & Thunder Boy def. El Divino & Javier Cruz Jr.
2) Lady Apache, Luna Magica, & Marcela def. La Amapola, La Seductora, & Tiffany
3) Dragon Lee, Titan, & Triton def. Hooligan, Skandalo, & Loco Max via DQ
4) Black Warrior, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Sangre Azteca def. Cancerbero, Shigeo Okumura, & Virus
5) Rey Bucanero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Polvora def. Volador Jr., Mr. Aguila, & Olimpico

CMLL 01/02 Arena Puebla Results
1) Espiritu Maligno, Policeman, & Siki Ozama Jr. def. Blue Center, Milenium, & Stigma
2) Lluvia, Luna Magica, & Marcela def. La Seductora, Tiffany, & Zeuxis
3) Diamante, Sangrado, & Sangre Azteca def. Ephesto, Shigeo Okumura, & Vangelis
4) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush def. Rey Bucanero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & El Terrible
5) NWA Middleweight Title: La Mascara (c) def. Volador Jr. to retain the title!
* NOTES *
- Mascara-Volador said to have been VERY good.

CMLL 01/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Evola & Metalik def. Esfinge & Virgo
2) Pequeno Nitro & Pequeno Warrior def. Meteoro & Ultimo Dragoncito
3) Fuego def. Malefico
4) Olimpico & Psicosis II def. Metro & Sangre Azteca
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Maximo, & Rush def. Negro Casas, Mr. Niebla, & Polvora

CMLL 01/03 Arena Mexico Results
1) Enrique Vera Jr. & Horuz def. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Metalico, Molotov, & Starman def. Bronco, Inquisidor, & Puma King
3) Diamante, Dragon Lee, & Pegasso def. Cancerbero, Loco Max, & Raziel via DQ
4) Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto def. Blue Panther, Angel Azteca Jr., & Brazo de Plata
5) CMLL Middleweight Title: Dragon Rojo Jr. (c) def. Angel de Oro to retain the title!

NJPW 01/04 "Wrestle Kingdom VI" PPV Tokyo Dome Results
- PRE-SHOW: Tama Tonga & Captain New Japan def. Tomoaki Honma & Kyosuke Mikami
1) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles: Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi def. Davey Richards (ROH) & Rocky Romero (c) to win the titles!
2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, KUSHIDA, & Mascara Dorada (CMLL) def. Atlantis (CMLL), Valiente (CMLL), Taka Michinoku (K-Dojo), & Taichi
3) Kazuchika Okada def. Yoshi-Hashi
4) Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono (All Japan) def. Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue
5) MVP & Shelton Benjamin (ROH) def. Masato Tanaka (Zero-1) & Yujiro Takahashi
6) IWGP Tag Team Titles: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima def. Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson (c) to win the titles!
7) Hirooki Goto def. Takashi Sugiura (Pro Wrestling NOAH)
8) Togi Makabe def. Yoshihiro Takayama
9) Go Shiozaki & Naomichi Marfuji (Pro Wrestling NOAH) def. Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano
10) Keiji Muto (All Japan) def. Tetsuya Naito
11) IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) def. Minoru Suzuki to retain the title!

CMLL 01/06 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Camaleon & Leono vs. Bobby Zavala & Disturbio
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, & Rey Cometa vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, & Skandalo
3) Stuka Jr., Titan, & Triton vs. Euforia, Misterioso II, & Shigeo Okumura
4) Lightning Match: Sagrado vs. Polvora
5) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Rey Escorpion
6) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush vs. Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla

CMLL 01/08 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Bengala & Robin vs. Cholo & Zayco
2) Metalico, Molotov, & Sensei vs. Apocalipsis, Hijo del Signo, & Hooligan
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, & Sangre Azteca vs. Misterioso II, Vangelis, & Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Brazo de Plata, & Valiente vs. Kraneo, Morphosis, & Shigeo Okumura
5) La Sombra, Blue Panther, & La Mascara vs. Averno, Volador Jr., & Mephisto

CMLL 01/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Alteno vs. In Memoriam
2) Brillante & Javier Cruz vs. Angel del Mal & Metalik
3) Esfinge & Leo vs. Evola & Exterminador
4) Triton vs. Mr. Aguila
5) Atlantis & Tritan vs. Rey Bucanero & Tiger Kid

CMLL 01/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Relampago Azul vs. Thunder Boy
2) El Divino vs. Acertijo
3) Black Metal & Virgo vs. Disturbio & Inquisidor
4) Estrellita & Marcela vs. Princesa Sujei & Tiffany
5) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Volador Jr., Morphosis, & Psicosis II
6) Maximo vs. Mr. Niebla

CMLL vs. NJPW 01/21 "Fantastic Mania 2012 Day 1" Tokyo, Japan Lineup
1) Danshoku Dino & Maximo vs. Taichi & Taka Michinoku
2) King Fale & Tama Tonga vs. Shigeo Okumura & Yoshi-Hashi
3) Prince Devitt, Tiger Mask IV, & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Gedo, Jado, & Misterioso II
4) Hirooki Goto & KUSHIDA vs. Mascara Dorada & Rush
5) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tetsuya Naito, & Diamante vs. Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Yujiro
6) La Sombra & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Volador Jr. & Kazuchika Okada

CMLL vs. NJPW 01/21 "Fantastic Mania 2012 Day 2" Tokyo, Japan Lineup
1) Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tama Tonga, & Tiger Mask IV vs. Gedo, Jado, Shigeo Okumura, & Yoshi-Hashi
2) Jushin Thunder Liger & Maximo vs. Misterioso II & Taichi
3) CMLL Welterweight Title: Mascara Dorada (c) vs. KUSHIDA
4) Hirooki Goto vs. Rush
5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito, & Diamante vs. Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Kazuchika Okada
6) NWA Welterweight Title: La Sombra (c) vs. Volador Jr.


AAA

AAA In Japan

The Dark Family returned to Japan this weekend and continued their success once again retaining their AJPW Tag Team Titles. Former AAA star Kenzo Suzuki then showed up and challenged Dark Family to defend their belts next against he and Kaz Hayashi.
- Seiya Sanada, KAI, & Hiroshi Yamato def. Ozz, Cuervo, & Kenny Omega
- AJPW Tag Team Titles: Ozz & Cuervo (c) def. Seiya Sanada & KAI to retain the titles!


INDY & OTHER NEWS

DG-USA Announces 1st Matches of 2012

This week Dragon Gate USA announced the first matches for their 2012 debut in January. On 01/27 DG-USA makes it's 2012 debut in Los Angeles, CA and the first matches signed for that event are Masato Yoshino vs. Naruki Doi in a battle of former partners turned enemies, PAC vs. Akira Tozawa in a rematch from "Mercury Rising 2011", and CIMA & Ricochet defending the United Gate Titles against Masaaki Mochizuki & Jimmy Susumu (formerly Susumu Yokosuka)!

CHIKARA Announces 1st Matches of 2012
CHIKARA makes it's 2012 debut on 01/28 in Easton, PA with "The Thirteenth Hat" and the first matches signed for the their "Season 11 Premiere" were announced this week. Gran Akuma will face Icarus in a battle between former F.I.S.T. partners and Ophidian goes one-on-one with his Osirian Portal partner (or maybe former partner?) Hieracon. Will Hieracon want revenge for his fallen buddy Amasis?

PWR On Demand
This week American Lucha INDY Promotion Pro Wrestling Revolution announced that they have launched an On-Demand site where fans can go to watch various matches from PWR over the past few years (for .99 a match) featuring stars like Octagoncito, L.A. Park, Blue Demon Jr., Rayman, Mascarita Dorada, Hurracan Ramirez Jr., Super Crazy, Hijo de Rey Misterio, Rey Misterio Sr., and many more. Visit the On Demand service below:
https://prowrestlingrevolution.fordela.com/players/playlist/5323

IWRG Announces 2012 Schedule
This week IWRG announced it's going to have a "major show" every month and announced what they plan to have on those shows this year.
- January: "El Protector" will feature "new stars."
- February: "Guerra de Sexos" will feature a men vs. women Steel Cage Match
- March: "Rebelion de Los Juniors" will feature a Juniors Tournament.
- April: "Guerra del Golfo" will feature a Hair/Mask Cage Match.
- May: "Rey del Ring" will feature the annual Rey del Ring Battle Royal.
- June: "Legado Final" will feature a Father/Son Tag Team Tournament.
- July: "Festival de la Mascaras" is the annual show where older wrestlers can wear their old masks again for one night.
- August: "La Gran Cruzada" will feature a Rey del Ring #1 Contenders Tournament where the winner faces the Rey del Ring winner for the trophy.
- September: "Ruleta de la Muerte" will feature the annual Ruleta de la Muerte Tournament where the loser gets his head shaved or unmasked.
- October: "Guerra Revolucionaria" will feature a Lumberjack Strap Match.
- November: "Castillo del Terror" will feature a 10-man Mask Match in the cage!
- December: "35th Anniversary of Arena Naucalpan" will be a super show.,

AULL 12/25 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
4) Flamita, Super Nova, & Yakuza def. Trauma II, Epitafio, & Herjia
5) Hormiga Atomica, Rey Kristal, Super Panda, & Tortuguillo Ninja def. Hombre sin Rostro, Kilvan, Pequeno Demonio, & Ronny Ventura
6) Hair vs. Hair: Iron Love def. Chico del Barrio
7) UWA Tag Team Titles: Ray Mendoza Jr. & Villano IV (c) def. Hector Garza & Chucho el Roto to retain the titles!

XMW 12/30 Arena Nueva Aragon Results
1) Fly Metalic, Fly Star, Fulgore I, & Fulgore II def. Black Condor, Black Puma, Fly Warrior, Infierno Kid
2) Triple Threat Tag: Impulso & Wotan def. Maiden & Super Calo Jr. and Centinela & Metalion
3) Scramble Match: Shiranami def. Hanaoka, Yoruba, Oscuro, Nino de Ebano, & Daikirai
4) Low Rider def. Tribal
5) Black Label & Demoledor def. Dollar & Juan el Ranchero
6) XMW Tag Team Titles Scramble Match: Saruman & Terremoto def. Pesadilla & Peligro (c), Astro de Plata & Astro Rey Jr., Ares & Cronos, and Mascara Oriental & Sairus to win the titles!
7) Losers Advance: Big Memo & Dance Boy lost to Ludark Shaitan, Super Crazy, Angel o Demonio, Toxico, Ojo Diabolico, Demente Extreme, & Sexy Lady
8) OLX Title: Dance Boy def. Big Memo to win the title!

IWRG 01/01 "15th Anniversary" Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Astro Rey Jr., Centurion, & Eragon def. Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, & Pacto Negro
2) Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., & Imposible def. Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, & Saruman
3) Centurion, Chico Che, & Ultraman Jr. def. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
4) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Eterno, & Canis Lupus def. Ultraman Jr., Freyser, & Mr. Magia
5) Hair vs. Hair: Multifacetico def. Apolo Estrada Jr.

INDY 01/01 Arena Azteca Budokan Results
1) Chaman, Corcel, & Lord Freeze def. Adrenalina, Mr. Lee, & Principe Imperial
2) Charly Boy, Corcel de Plata, Jhon Terry, & Rey Neza def. El Puma, Espiral Negro, Golden Bull, & Shiranami
3) Ludark Shaitan & Sexy flor def. Rossy Moreno & La Chola
4) Mr. Aguilita, Mini Cibernetico, & Pequeno Halloween def. Celestial, Mini Oriental, & El Angelito
5) Dick Togo, El Alebrije, & Dr. Wagner III def. Histeria II, Golden Bull, & El Puma
6) Fatal 4-Way: El Oriental lost to Intocable, Lizmark Jr., & Scorpio Jr.
* NOTES *
- Dick Togo is currently on a "Worldwide Retirement Tour" and this will be one of his final matches in Mexico ever.

INDY 01/01 Arena Neza Results
1) Guerrero Mixteco, Mr. Leo, & Turbo def. Black Thunder, Comando Negro, & Super Colt
2) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Black Terry, Skayde Sr., & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
3) Mask vs. Hair: Neza Kid & Super Nova def. Dr. Cerebro & Vampiro Metalico
4) Gran Markus Jr., Villano IV, & El Hijo del Solitario def. Blue Demon Jr., Pirata Morgan, & El Hijo de Anibal
5) WWA Welterweight Title: Angel Blanco Jr. (c) def. El Hijo del Santo to retain the title!

PdM 01/01 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Alan Extreme & Ek Balam def. Fresero Jr. & Garra de Aguila
2) Cosmico & Golden Magic def. Mini Talisman & Triton
3) Celestial & Mr. Aguilita def. Dinastia & Freelance
4) PdM Light Heavyweight Title Triple Threat: Super Nova (c) def. Pesadilla & Peligro to retain the title!
5) PdM Extreme Title Triple Threat: X-Fly (c) def. Violento Jack & Aeroboy to retain the title!
6) Perro Aguayo Jr., Halloween, & Head Hunter I def. Texano Jr., Toscano, & Zumbi

IWRG 01/05 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Pacto Negro def. Astro de Plata
2) Chucky, Mini Espectro de Ultratumba, & Mini Mascara Ano 2000 def. Aguilita Solitaria, Bracito de Oro, & Mini Super Brazo
3) Centurion, Dinamic Black, & Triton def. Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., & Imposible
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, & Eterno def. Chico Che, Golden Magic, & Multifacetico
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown def. Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.

AULL 01/06 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Rey Kristal, Super Panda, & Tortuguillo Ninja vs. Buitre, Cat Metal, & Pequeno Demonio
2) Epitafio, Leviathan, & Samuel vs. Hombre sin Rostro, Kilvan, & Ronny Ventura
3) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, & Terry 2000 vs. Cerebro Maligno, Herejia, & Sadico
4) Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana, & Yakuza vs. Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul, & Coco Rojo

IWRG 01/08 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Rolling Boy vs. Super Black
2) Centurion & Eragon vs. Imposible & Pacto Negro
3) Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, & Multifacetico vs. Apolo Estrada Jr., Carta Brava Jr., & Eterno
4) Tony Rivera, Trauma I, Trauma II, & Ultraman Jr. vs. Chico Che, Oficial AK47, Oficial 911, & Oficial Fierro
5) Hector Garza, Angelico, & Veneno vs. Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Mascaras Ano 2000 Jr.

AULL 01/14 Aren Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Lince X & Sol de Oriente vs. Karma & Spider Boy
2) Celestial, Cosmico, & Rey Kristal vs. Mini Talisman, Mr. Aguilita, & Pequeno Demonio
3) Chika Tormenta, Keira, & Vanely vs. Felina Metalica, La Vaquerita, & Yuki Star
4) Daga, Eterno, & Flamita vs. Sadico, Trauma I, & Trauma II
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, & Solar I vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Felino, & Negro Navarro

PWR 02/18 San Francisco, CA Lineup
1) Cazador del Alma vs. El Mariachi
2) Persian Prince vs. Mr. Wrestling IV
3) Kung Fu Panda vs. Famous B
4) Bryan Cage, Derek Sanders, & Oliver John vs. El Galan, Dinamita, & KAFU
5) Dr. Wagner III & Hijo del Misterioso vs. Hijo de L.A. Park & Hijo del Bala de Plata Jr.