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Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
June 30, 2012
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com

CMLL

CMLL 06/22 Arena Mexico Results
1) Molotov & Tigre Blanco def. Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Rey Cometa, Starman, & Stuka Jr. def. Puma King, Sangre Azteca, & Virus via DQ
3) Lady Apache, Princesa Blanca, & La Seductora def. Dark Angel, Goya Kong, & Estrellita
4) Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Rey Escorpion def. Diamante Azul, La Sombra, & La Mascara via DQ
5) En Busca de un Idolo: Titan def. Euforia
6) Mexican National Trios Titles: Volador Jr., Mr. Aguila, & Black Warrior def. Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. (c) to win the titles!

CMLL 06/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Brillante def. Acertijo
2) Espectrum & Infierno def. Halcon de Plata & Sky Kid
3) Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno, & Taurus def. Esfinge, Javier Cruz Sr., & Smaker
4) Hair vs. Hair 3-Way Match: Javier Cruz Jr. def. Leo & Barbaro Cavernario
5) Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Escorpion def. Diamante Azul & Valiente

CMLL 06/24 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Bengala & Camaleon def. Camorra & Zayco via DQ
2) Aereo, Nino de Acero, & Pequeno Halcon def. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Diamante, Mistico II, & Triton def. Cancerbero, Niebla Roja, & Raziel
4) Blue Panther, Sagrado, & Brazo de Plata def. Averno, Polvora, & Vangelis
5) CMLL Heavyweight Title: El Terrible (c) def. Yujiro to retain the title!
6) Psicosis II, Kraneo, & Olimpico def. Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush

CMLL 06/25 Arena Puebla Results
1) Espiritu Maligno & Policeman def. Blue Center & Lestat
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeno Violencia, & Pierrothito def. Astral, Electrico, & Ultimo Dragoncito
3) Diamante, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. def. Euforia, Sangre Azteca, & Vangelis
4) CMLL Womens Title: Marcela (c) def. La Seductora to retain the title!
5) Mascara Dorada, La Mascara, & Hijo del Fantasma def. Shigeo Okumura, Yujiro, & Namajague
6) Volador Jr., Black Warrior, & Mr. Niebla def. La Sombra, Atlantis, & Diamante Azul

CMLL 06/26 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bengala & Horuz def. Inquisidor & Zayco via DQ
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Molotov, & Super Halcon Jr. def. Artillero, Bobby Zavala, & Super Comando
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Skandalo def. Angel Azteca Jr., Fuego, & Pegasso
4) Lightning Match: Rey Cometa def. Puma King via DQ
5) Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, & Hijo del Fantasma def. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid
6) Angel de Oro, Shocker, & Maximo def. Mr. Niebla, Felino, & Yujiro

CMLL 06/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Relampago Azul & Thunder Boy def. El Divino & Virgo
2) Evola & Malefico def. Black Metal & Metatron
3) Princesa Blanca def. Marcela
4) Sagrado, Stuka Jr., & Valiente def. Shigeo Okumura, Sangre Azteca, & Namajague
5) Volador Jr., Mephisto, & Averno def. Mascara Dorada, La Mascara, & Brazo de Plata

CMLL 06/29 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Metalico & Starman vs. Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., & Sagrado vs. Misterioso II, Puma King, & Virus
3) Lightning Match: Valiente vs. Ephesto
4) Diamante Azul, Maximo, & Rush vs. Volador Jr., Rey Bucanero, & Mr. Aguila
5) La Sombra, Atlantis, & Titan vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Euforia
6) Mask vs. Hair Steel Cage Match: Dark Angel vs. Estrellita vs. Dalis la Caribena vs. Goya Kong vs. Marcela vs. Tiffany vs. La Seductora vs. Lady Apache vs. Princesa Blanca vs. La Amapola

CMLL 07/01 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Leono & Sensei vs. Apocalipsis & Disturbio
2) Aereo, Mini Fantasy, & Nino de Acero vs. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Nitro, & Pequeno Warrior
3) Fuego, Mr. Cacao, & Triton vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, & Skandalo
4) Lightning Match: Delta vs. Tiger Kid
5) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, & Shocker vs. Mephisto, Niebla Roja, & Polvora
6) CMLL Trios Titles: Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush (c) vs. Psicosis II, Kraneo, & Olimpico

CMLL 07/01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Divino & Halcon de Plata vs. Gran Kenut & Infierno
2) Leon Blanco, Metatron, & Esfinge vs. Evola, Exterminador, & Taurus
3) Dark Angel & Luna Magica vs. Princesa Blanca & Tiffany
4) Hair vs. Hair Match: Leo vs. Barbaro Cavernario
5) Valiente vs. Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL 07/02 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, & Silver vs. Akron, Fuerza Chicana, & Sauron
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Stigma, & Tigre Blanco vs. Apocalipsis, Inquisidor, & Taurus
3) Fuego, Mr. Cacao, & Stuka Jr. vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Skandalo
4) Shocker, Brazo de Plata, & Valiente vs. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid
5) Atlantis vs. Black Warrior

CMLL 07/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Sky Kid & Soberano Jr. vs. Sadico & Taurus
2) Smaker & Starman vs. Demonio Maya & Virus
3) Goya Kong, Luna Magica, & Silueta vs. Hikaru, Tsukasa, & La Comandante
4) Diamnate, Gallo, & Sagrado vs. Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura, & Malefico
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, & Brazo de Plata vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto

CMLL 07/03 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Bengala & Robin vs. Ramstein & Zayco
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Molotov, & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, & Hooligan
3) Lightning Match: Electrico vs. Pequeno Nitro
4) Mr. Cacao, Stuka Jr., & Valiente vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, & Skandalo
5) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, & Valiente vs. Felino, Polvora, & Vangelis
6) Mr. Niebla, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Rey Escorpion vs. Mascara Dorada, Angel de Oro, & Rush


AAA

Abyss Not Coming to AAA

This week the Wrestling Observer reported that TNA has pulled 1/2 of the AAA Tag Team Champions, Abyss, from the 06/30 TV Tapings (no reason given) but will be sending someone to replace him. AAA is supposedly interested in bringing in Robbie E & Robbie T (do not ask me why other than Robbie T is a big guy).


INDY & OTHER NEWS

CHIKARA Star Appears in TNA, More Coming?

This week CHIKARA star Jigsaw appeared on TNA's "Impact Wrestling" taking part in their current X-Division Tournament to sign new X-Division stars. Jigsaw appeared as "Rubix" wearing his usual mask and had a great showing against former TNA star Sonjay Dutt in a losing effort. PWInsider reported that Jigsaw won't be the last CHIKARA star to appear in this Tournament and that TNA hopes to work out a relationship with CHIKARA to get more X-Division stars as well as have TNA stars appear in TNA.

DG-USA Signs Tag Titles Match
This week Dragon Gate USA announced the plans to name new Open the United Gate Champions at their July events. CIMA & Ricochet never actually lost their belts (having to vacate them at the last DG-USA events due to a CIMA injury) and now that Ricochet & Naruki Doi have been stripped of the belts as well DG-USA will give CIMA & Ricochet the chance to get back the belts they never lost, with one catch. Ricochet & CIMA are no longer partners and no longer in the same stable so instead they will each pick a partner of their choosing and the two teams will face off at the 07/29 Chicago, IL event with the winning team being crowned the new Open the United Gate Champions. CIMA & Ricochet have been given one week to decide on who they are choosing for their partners.

Hernandez Re-Signs with TNA
As PWInsider and we reported earlier this week, TNA star and former AAA star Hernandez re-signed with AAA back on May 17th to a one year extension. I personally confirmed the one year extension with Hernandez myself. Hernandez is also currently running his own Lucha based promotion in Houston, TX and is working on developing his own line of Supplements with G-Power Works as well as filming for a movie in September.

CHIKARA Debuting in Alabama
This weekend CHIKARA announced that they would be making their debut in my home state of Alabama in October (10/06) in Piedmont, AL and smartly scheduled it for Alabama's bye week for the 2012 season. I am definitely going to be making my best effort to make it up there for my first CHIKARA show but Piedmont is about 4 hours away from me so we'll see how it goes.

PWR 06/23 Oakland, CA Results
1) Rey Tigre def. El Pistolero
2) La Pantera Jr. def. The Grappler III
3) El Ultimo Panda def. Sheik Kahn Abadi
4) Lady Apache & El Mariachi def. La Furiosa & Mondo Matt Cool

CHIKARA 06/23 "The Foggiest Notion" Strathroy, Ontario, Canada Results
1) Sara del Rey def. Leah Von Dutch
2) Sugar Dunkerton def. Tim Donst
3) YLC 1st Round 4-Way Elimination Match: Jakob Hammermeier def. Sebastian Suave, Ethan Page, & Dirty Bucks Bellmar to advance to the Semifinals
4) Dasher Hatfield def. El Generico
5) The Shard, assailANT, & deviANT def. Soldier Ant, Green Ant, & Mike Quackenbush
6) Ophidian def. Jigsaw
7) Shane Matthews & Scott Parker def. Lance & Harlem Bravado
* NOTES *
- Mike Bailey was scheduled for the YLC Match but was unable to make the show so he was replaced by Dirty Bucks Bellmar. It came down to Hammermeir and Suave with Hammer getting the win.

CHIKARA 06/24 "Smack In The Middle" Syarcuse, NY Results
1) Green Ant def. deviANT
2) Jakob Hammermeier def. Sugar Dunkerton
3) Jigsaw def. The Shard
4) Sara del Rey def. Tim Donst
5) UltraMantis Black & Hallowicked def. Lance & Harlem Bravado
6) YLC 1st Round 4-Way Elimination Match: Mr. Touchdown def. Ryan Rush, Tripp Cassidy, & Jason Axe
7) assailANT def. Soldier Ant
8) Shane Parker, Scott Matthews, El Generico, & Gran Akuma def. Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, Icarus, & Ophidian
9) CHIKARA Grand Champion: Eddie Kingston (c) def. Dasher Hatfield to retain the title!

PWR 06/24 Concord, CA Results
1) El Pistolero def. Cazador del Alma
2) The Grappler III & Sheik Kahn Abadi def. The Wise Guy & Jeckles The Jester
3) Oliver John def. El Mariachi
4) Lady Apache def. La Diabolico

IWRG 06/24 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Eita & Imposible def. Centrvion & Charly Madrid
2) Chicano & Dr. Cerebro def. Carta Brava Jr. & Heddi Karaoui
3) Head Hunter I, Super Nova, & X-Fly def. Danny Casas, Niko, & Veneno
4) Gran Legado Tag Team Cibernetico: Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan def. Ultraman Sr. & Danny Casas, Damian 666 & Bestia 666, Mascara Sagrada, & Hijo de Mascara Sagrada, El Pantera & Hijo del Pantera, and Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo del Mascara Ano 2000

IWRG 06/28 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Infierno Kid & Matrix Jr. def. Alan Extreme & Serpiente de Oro
2) Douki & Eita def. Centvrion & Mr. Magia
3) Oficial Factor, Oficial Rayan, & Oficial Spartan def. Chicano, Danny Casas, & Golden Magic
4) Scorpio Jr., X-Fly, & Heddi Karaoui def. Dr. Cerebro, Trauma II, & Veneno
5) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Niko def. Damian 666, Bestia 666, & Super Nova

IWRG 07/01 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Centvrion, Charly Madrid, & Mr. Magia vs. Imposible, King Drako, & The Mummy
2) Golden Magic, Niko, & Relampago vs. Douki, Eita, & Pete Powers
3) IWRG IC Lightweight Title: Carta Brava Jr. (c) vs. Chicano
4) Dr. Cerebro, Mascara Sagrada, & Veneno vs. Cien Caras Jr., Pirata Morgan, & Scorpio Jr.
5) IWRG Juniors Title vs. Masks 3-Way Match: Bestia 666 (c) vs. Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 vs. Hijo de Pirata Morgan
* NOTES *
- Bestia's belt is on the line along with both Pirata & Mascara's masks.

PWR 07/28 "Noche de Campeones" Watsonville, CA Lineup
1) Cazador del Alma vs. Rey Tigre
2) Derek Sanders vs. El Galan
3) Sheik Kahn Abadi & Pantera Jr. vs. Willie Mack & El Ultimo Panda
4) PWR Jr. Heavyweight Title: El Mariachi vs. Bryan Cage (c)
5) PWR Womens Title: Lady Apache (c) vs. La Diabolica
6) PWR Tag Team Titels: Rik Luxary & Famous B vs. El Dinamita & KAFU (c)
7) PWR Heavyweight Title: Oliver John vs. Blue Demon Jr. (c)


Where Are They Now?! Shocker

After Hector Garza was banned from entering the United States in 2005 (after attempting to take steroids across the border) his spot in TNA Wrestling in America was taken up by former CMLL and AAA star Shocker. At this point Shocker had gained some momentum after appearing in a popular McDonald's commercial and almost immediately began feuding with Christopher Daniels in TNA over the X-Division Championship. He teamed with Jeff Hardy a few times and then at Lockdown '05 defeated Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt, & Michael Shane in an X-Division Xscape Steel Cage Match to earn a shot at the X-Division Title. He and Daniels had their first encounter at Hard Justice '05 with Daniels coming out on top. Shocker then began a fun 4 month feud with younger X-Division star Alex Shelley which began with a "Lucha Rules" Match at Slammiversary '05 with Shocker coming out on top. The feud continued into the 2005 Super X-Cup Tournament where the two met in the 1st Round with this time Shelley coming out on top. The two finally met in the "rubber match" at Sacrifice '05 with Shelley again coming out on top.

Shocker and Shelley met once again in a Tournament the next month, this time in the Chris Candido Memorial Tag Team Cup. Shocker and Chris Sabin were a team and ended up making it to the finals to face Shelley & Syxx-Pac (Shocker & Sabin defeated the teams of Simon Diamond & Mikey Batts and Sonjay Dutt & Ron Killings along the way). Shelley & Syxx ended up winning that Tournament after Shocker turned on his partner Sabin after the two had several miscommunication problems during the Tournament. Shocker only made sporadic appearances for TNA for the rest of 2005 and then completely disappeared from TNA TV at the end of the year, showing up in AAA more often. Then, in May of 2006 Shocker made his return at the 2006 World X-Cup Tournament captaining Team Mexico with Magno, Incognito, and Puma. WWE fans may know Incognito better as Sin Cara Negro or the current Hunico. Shocker lead Team Mexico to one win in the Tournament as he and Magno teamed up to defeat Eric Young & Johnny Devine of Team Canada in a Tag Team bout but Team Mexico only finished 3rd in the entire Tournament. Shocker once again disappeared from TNA TV and this time for good.

Following his departure from TNA Shocker remained with AAA turning rudo and facing off with Sangre Chicana in a long feud before taking Chicana's hair at the end of 2006. In 2007 Shocker once again returned to CMLL and has had an up and down relationship with CMLL ever since. He's won several championships since returning to CMLL but has also no showed several events, been fired at least once, and been suspended multiple times. In 2010 Shocker won the NWA Light Heavyweight Title from Texano Jr. but then less than a week later suffered a bad patellar tendon rupture (the same injury Sin Cara suffered last year) and an MCL tear in his knee. Shocker eventually made a full recovery and actually became one of the stars of A&E Latino's lucha libre based reality show "El Luchador" along with a few other CMLL stars. Shocker will also take part in Season 2 of "El Luchador."