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

CMLL

Negro Casas Injured

Recently CMLL star Negro Casas underwent eye surgery to repair an injury he suffered against Shocker a few weeks ago. He's going to be out for several weeks as he recovers from the surgery.

CMLL 06/29 "Infierno en el Ring '12" Arena Mexico Results
1) Metalico & Starman def. Cancerbero & Raziel via DQ
2) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. def. Misterioso II, Puma King, & Virus
3) Lightning Match: Valiente def. Ephesto
4) Diamante Azul, Maximo, & Rush def. Volador Jr., Rey Bucanero, & Mr. Aguila
5) Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Euforia def. La Sombra, Atlantis, & Titan
6) Mask vs. Hair Steel Cage Match: Goya Kong lost to Princesa Blanca, La Amapola, Estrellita, Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Tiffany, Marcela, La Seductora, & Dalis la Caribena

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

CMLL 07/02 Arena Puebla Results
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, & Silver def. Akron, Fuerza Chicana, & Sauron
2) Apocalipsis, Inquisidor, & Taurus def. Angel Azteca Jr., Stigma, & Tigre Blanco
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Skandalo def. Fuego, Mr. Cacao, & Stuka Jr. via DQ
4) Shocker, Brazo de Plata, & Valiente def. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid
5) Atlantis def. Black Warrior
* NOTES *
- Atlantis beat Warrior in 2 straight falls in the Main Event.

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

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

CMLL 07/06 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Camaleon & Metalico vs. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, & Marcela vs. Lady Apache, Tsukasa, & Hikaru
3) Delta, Hijo del Fantasma, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura, & Namajague
4) Lightning Match: Fuego vs. Virus
5) Cibernetico: Atlantis vs. Titan vs. Diamante vs. Triton vs. Rey Cometa vs. Ultimo Guerrero vs. Euforia vs. Niebla Roja vs. Polvora vs. Puma King
6) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Diamante Azul vs. Volador Jr., Averno, & Mephesto

CMLL 07/08 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Freesbe & Horuz vs. Camorra & Cholo
2) Aereo, Ultimo Dragoncito, & Astral vs. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Warrior 3) Dalis la Caribena, Lluvia, & Luna Magica vs. Princesa Sujei, Hikaru, & Tsukasa
4) Lightning Match: Pegasso vs. Raziel
5) Angel de Oro, Delta, & Hijo del Fantasma vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
6) Volador Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, & Mr. Niebla vs. La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Shocker

CMLL 07/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Brillante & Indigo vs. Acertijo & Relampago Azul
2) Azteca de Oro & El Divino vs. El Hippie & In Memoriam
3) Smaker & Virgo vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Javier Cruz, Javier Cruz Jr., & Leo vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Evola, & Exterminador
5) Rey Bucanero & El Terrible vs. Rush & Sagrado

CMLL 07/09 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Asturiano & Milenium vs. Ares & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Astral, Mini Fantasy, & Pequeno Halcon vs. Demus 3:16, Mercurio, & Pierrothito
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, & Starman vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Skandalo
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, & Valiente vs. Kraneo, Psicosis II, & Morphosis
5) Marco Corleone, Rush, & Shocker vs. Volador Jr., El Terrible, & Mr. Niebla

CMLL 07/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Black Metal & Metatron vs. Espectrum & Rafaga
2) Esfinge & Sensei vs. Barbaro Cavernario & Virus
3) Luna Magica & Silueta vs. La Amapola & La Comandante
4) Occidente Light Heavyweight Title: Shigeo Okumura (c) vs. Sagrado
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, & Brazo de Plata vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto

CMLL 07/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Azteca de Oro & El Divino vs. Acertijo & Thunder Boy
2) El Alteno & Javier Cruz Jr. vs. Infierno & Magnum
3) Black Metal, El Adalid de Mexico, & Mascara Magica vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Demonio Maya, & Skandalo
4) Solar I & Valiente vs. Negro Navarro & Virus
5) Occidente Heavyewight Title Torneo Cibernetico Semifinals: Brazo de Plata vs. Euforia vs. Brazo de Oro vs. Misterioso II vs. Diamante vs. Espectrum vs. Hijo del Fantasma vs. Rafaga vs. Leon Blanco vs. Gran Kenut

CMLL 07/19 Arena Xalapa Lineup
1) Hanaoka & Tetzuya vs. Azelan & Rua
2) Estrellita & Marcela vs. La Amapola & La Nazi
3) Skayde Sr. & Turbo vs. Black Thunder & Carta Brava Jr.
4) Negro Casas & Negro Navarro vs. Blue Panther & Solar I
5) Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucnaero, & El Canek vs. Atlantis, Villano IV, & Villano V


AAA

AAA 06/30 TV Taping Results
1) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown def. Texano Jr., Toscano, & Argos
2) Teddy Hart def. Jack Evans
3) Cuervo & Ozz def. Brutus Magnus & Chessman
4) Daga & Halloween def. Juventud Guerrera & Extreme Tiger
5) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. Dr. Wagner Jr.
6) L.A. Park, Cibernetico, & Electroshock def. Perro Aguayo Jr., Hector Garza, & Psicosis
* NOTES *
- TNA's Brutus Magnus replaced Abyss in the 3rd match (Magnus has appeared in AAA before) and took the loss here. After the match Chessman jumped the Dark Family with a ladder until Vampiro ran out for the save.
- Daga was officially made a member of PdM before the 4th match and then pinned Juvi in the match.
- Mascara got the win on Wagner (after a ton of interference) and then the Mask vs. Mask Match for TripleMania was made afterward.
- After the Main Event Dorian Roldan announced that Jeff Jarrett was the first member of his team at TripleMania and then Jarrett announced that a "big star from the U.S." would be the 2nd member but didn't say who yet. L.A. Park then asked to be a part of Team Joaquin so he could go after Jarrett which Joaquin accepted.

AAA 07/13 TV Taping Lineup
1) Fabi Apache & Lolita vs. Sexy Star & Sexy Lady
2) Atomic Boy, Fenix, & Sugi San vs. Dark Dragon, Gran Apache, & Semental
3) Juventud Guerrera & Vampiro vs. Daga & Chessman
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown vs. Texano Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Toscano
5) Cibernetico & Jack Evans vs. Hector Garza & Teddy Hart
6) AAA Latin American Title: L.A. Park (c) vs. Abyss

AAA/AULL 07/15 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) La Vaquerita vs. Keira
2) Cerebro Maligno, Herejia, Judas el Traidor, & Rey Krimen vs. Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, & Tormento
3) Copa Arena Lopez Mateos Torneo Cibernetico: Angel de la Noche vs. Terry 2000 vs. Yakuza vs. Rey Kristal vs. Iron Love vs. Sadico vs. Chucho el Roto vs. Spider Boy
4) Daga, Super Crazy, & Texano Jr. vs. Negro Navarro, Robin Maravilla, & Rocky Santana
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Tinieblas Jr. vs. El Canek & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.


INDY & OTHER NEWS

Extreme Rising Brings Extreme Lucha Libre

At this past weekends "Extreme Rising" events in America (promoted by former ECW Champion Shane Douglas) he brought in Pesadilla (nephew of former ECW TV Champion Super Crazy) and Bestia 666 (son of Damian 666) in for both shows (06/29 in Queens, NY and 06/30 in Philly) to have "Extreme Lucha Libre" Matches. Those types of matches were made famous in the 90's by ECW when Psicosis, Juventud Guerrera, and Rey Misterio Jr. had a string of classic matches in the old ECW. The two 2nd generation luchadors had 2/3 Falls Matches with no rules on both nights with Bestia 666 coming out on top both shows. Both matches were very well recepted and both guys were said to have worked really hard in their appearances.

DG-USA July Main Events Set, High Flying Dream Matches, and more
This week Dragon Gate USA confirmed the Main Events for their 07/28 and 07/29 events. On 07/28 in Taylor, MI Johnny Gargano will defend the Open the Freedom Gate Title against Akira Tozawa and then at the 3rd Anniversary Show on 07/29 in Chicago Ricochet will team with Rich Swann to face off against CIMA and AR Fox in what should be a high flying masterpiece for the vacant Open the United Gate Titles! The tag titles match won't be the only match that weekend that Air Traffic Control should be notified about. Before CIMA & Fox battle for the belts they will team up on 07/28 to meet El Generico & Samuray del Sol in what should be another high flying classic. Generico & del Sol met in two singles matches last weekend at the EVOLVE events in Florida in what were described as amazing matches by everyone in attendance, including other wrestlers. On the 07/29 event Generico will also go one-on-one with Akira Tozawa and if Tozawa is the champ at that point the belt will be on the line! Former CHIKARA tag team Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno & Player Dos) have agreed to appear at both July events as well and Ricochet vs. YAMATO in YAMATO's first time back in DG-USA since dropping the belt last year has been signed for the 07/28 event. YAMATO has also signed on to face Jon Davis on 07/29.

PAC Headed to the WWE?
This past weekend after a big match for Dragon Gate's PAC he surprised everyone by standing in all four corners of the ring and bowing before saying goodbye to the arena. This is typically seen as a ritual done by foreign wrestlers when they are leaving. Rumors were that WWE has shown interest in the British high flyer.

CHIKARA Announces King of Trios Teams
This week CHIKARA confirmed the first 7 teams for this years King of Trios Tournament in September. The first team announced was the Extreme Trio of Jerry Lynn, Too Cold Scorpio, & Tommy Dreamer. Joining that trio is F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, & Icarus), The Batiri (Kobald, Obariyon, & Kodama), The Spectral Envoy (UltraMantis Black, Hallowicked, & Frightmare), The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield, Mr. Touchdown, & Matt Classic aka Colt Cabana), Team JWP (Comando Bolshoi, Tsubasa Kuragaki, Kaori Yoneyama), Team Ring of Honor (Mike Bennett, Nick Jackson, & Matt Jackson). I will keep up with all of the teams as they're announced.
1) The Extreme Trio (Tommy Dreamer (Captain), Too Cold Scorpio, & Jerry Lynn)
2) F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor (Captain), Johnny Gargano, & Icarus)
3) The Batiri (Kobald (Captain), Kodama, & Obariyon)
4) The Spectral Envoy (UltraMantis Black (Captain), Hallowicked, & Frightmare)
5) The Throwbacks (Mr. Touchdown (Captain), Dasher Hatfield, & Matt Classic)
6) Team JWP (Kaori Yoneyama (Captain), Comando Bolshoi, & Tsubasa Kuragaki)
7) Team Ring of Honor (Mike Bennett (Captain), Nick Jackson, & Matt Jackson)

Jigsaw In TNA Again
TNA President Dixie Carter announced after this week's Impact Wrestling that all of the X-Division wrestlers who lost qualifying matches for the upcoming Tournament at this Sunday's Destination X PPV will be given one more shot. The PPV will open up with a Fatal 4-Way featuring the 4 wrestlers who lost qualifying matches and the winner of that match will earn the final spot in the tournament. CHIKARA's Jigsaw (wrestling under the Rubix name) will be one of the four along with Mason Andrews (aka Scorpio Sky), Lars Only (aka Johnny Yuma), and Dakota Darsow who compete in the 4-Way at "Destination X." Kenny King, Sonjay Dutt, Rashad Cameron, Flip Casanova, Doug Williams, Kid Kash, & Zema Ion are already qualified for the Tournament. There will be four singles matches between the 8 qualifying X-Division wrestlers and the winners of those matches will then meet in the Ultimate X to crown a new X-Division Champion.

Cassandro Documentary
Lucha Libre Exotico Cassandro has released a documentary on Vimeo following him around as he prepares for an event and discussing his career:
http://cassandroelexotico.wordpress.com/online-el-estreno/

PWR Releases New DVD
This week California based INDY Lucha promotion PWR announced that they were releasing a new DVD for the complete 1st season of their local TV show "Uprising" (which started as a web series). This is PWR's 3rd official DVD (1st was Border Patrol vs. Mexico and 2nd was The Best of Hijo de Rey Misterio) and will feature every "Uprising" episode with matches Blue Demon Jr., The Border Patrol, Hijo de L.A. Park, Hijo de Misterioso and more! Amazon will be selling the DVD's (http://www.amazon.com/PWR-Uprising-Complete-First-Season/dp/B0076YFJDG/ref=sr_1_6?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1341420973&sr=1-6&keywords=masked+republic&fb_source=message) but aren't available for pre-order yet.

IWL 06/30 Tlalnepantala Results
1) IWL Internet Title TLC Match: Ninja de Fuego def. Centinela, Infierno Kid, Arkanos, Impulso, Terror, Carrona, & Fresero Jr. to win the vacant title!
2) IWL Tag Team Titles #1 Contneders 3-Way: Tony Rivera & Zumbido def. Ojo Diabolico Jr. & Sepulturero I and Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Zumbi
3) Black Terry & Carta Brava Jr. def. Carta Brava & Fantasma de la Opera
4) IWL Jr. Heavyweight Title 3-Way: Cerebro Negro def. Suicida (c) & Aeroboy to win the title!
5) Leono Rojo, Obett, & Perico def. Eterno, Super Nova, & X-Fly
6) Hardcore Scramble Match: Mad Man Pondo def. Angel o Demonio, Supreme, Damian 666, Violento Jack, & Super Mega

IWRG 07/01 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Imposible, King Drako, & The Mummy def. Centvrion, Charly Madrid, & Mr. Magia
2) Golden Magic, Niko, & Relampago def. Douki, Eita, & Pete Powers
3) IWRG IC Lightweight Title: Chicano def. Carta Brava Jr. (c) to win the title!
4) Dr. Cerebro, Mascara Sagrada, & Veneno def. Cien Caras Jr., Pirata Morgan, & Scorpio Jr.
5) IWRG Junior de Juniors Title vs. Masks 3-Way: Hijo de Mascsra Ano 2000 def. Bestia 666 (c) and Hijo de Pirata Morgan to win the title!

DTU 07/03 Arena Aficion Results
1) Scramble Match: Lanzelot def. Kaleth, Extreme Boy, Lucky Boy, Jhonky, Rocky Lobo, & Nino Hamburguesa
2) Triple Threat: Super Nova def. Flamita & Eita
3) Triple Threat Trios: Hormiga, Pesadilla, & Principe Halcon def. Bestia 666, Eterno, & Zumbi and Arana de Plata, Peqeno Cobra, & Terremoto Negro
4) Triple Threat Tag: Colmillo Blanco & Drastik Boy def. Cerebro Negro & Ciclope and Aeroboy & Fantasma de la Opera
5) DTU Title Scramble Match: Super Mega (c) def. X-Fly, Violento Jack, Paranoiko, & Tony Rodriguez
6) Electrified Steel Cage Match: Damian 666 def. Supreme

IWRG 07/05 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Dragon Celestial & Omega def. Alan Extreme & The Mummy
2) Douki & Eita def. Centvrion & Charly Madrid
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro def. Chicano, Golden Magic, & Relampago
4) Fresero Jr., Mascara Sagrada, & Negro Navarro def. Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Oficial Factor
5) Copa Pirata Moreno Semifinals: Veneno def. Scorpio Jr.
6) Copa Pirata Moreno Semifinals: X-Fly def. Trauma II
7) Copa Pirata Moreno Finals: X-Fly def. Veneno

IWRG 07/05 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dragon Celestial & Omega vs. Alan Extreme & The Mummy
2) Centvrion & Charly Madrid vs. Douki & Eita
3) Chicano, Golden Magic, & Relampago vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
4) Danny Casas, Mascara Sagrada, & Negro Navarro vs. Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Oficial Factor
5) Copa Pirata Morgan: X-Fly vs. Trauma II vs. Veneno vs. Scorpio

AULL 07/08 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Ice Killer & Monsther vs. Magia Negra & Violento
2) Ice Queen, La Hielera, & La Vaquerita vs. Felina Metalica, Keira, & Sadica
3) AULL Trios Titles: Negro Navarro, Robin Maravilla, & Rocky Santana (c) vs. Trauma I, Trauma II, & Zumbi
4) Hair vs. Hair Match: Angel de la Noche vs. Judas el Traidor
5) Mask vs. Mask Match: Mr. Flama vs. Herejia

AULL 07/14 "Arena Lopez Mateos 45th Anniversary Show" Lineup
1) Kid Tornado & Spider Boy vs. Beda & Stryker
2) La Vaquerita vs. Keira
3) Cerebro Maligno, Herejia, Judas el Traidor, & Rey Krimen vs. Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, & Tormento
4) Super Nova, Terry 2000, & Yakuza vs. Sadico, Trauma I, & Trauma II
5) Gran Apache, Rocky Santana, & Solar I vs. Black Terry, Fuerza Guerrera, & Negro Navarro
6) Triple Threat: L.A. Park vs. Electroshock vs. Super Crazy

CHIKARA 07/28 "The Great Escape" South Portland, ME Lineup
1) YLC 1st Round Elimination Match: Jivin Jimmy vs. Cameron Matthews vs. Kobald vs. TBA
2) Nick & Matt Jackson vs. TBA
3) Frightmare vs. Ophidian
4) CHIKARA Grand Champion: Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Sara del Rey

CHIKARA 07/29 "Give Em the Axe" Everett, MA Lineup
1) YLC 1st Round Elimination Match: ACH vs. JT Dunn vs. Aaron Epic vs. TBA
2) Jigsaw vs. Jakob Hammermeier
3) Shane Parker, Scott Matthews, & Gran Akuma vs. Kobald, Kodama, & Obariyon
4) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles 2/3 Falls Match: Nick & Matt Jackson (c) vs. Dasher Hatfield & Mr. Touchdown