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Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
August 4, 2012
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com


Volador Jr. in Japan

This past weekend CMLL's Volador Jr. got his rematch with Prince Devitt for the NWA Middleweight Title on the 07/29 event for New Japan, but Devitt was able to retain his title in what was said to have been a very good matchup. The match actually Main Evented the card which was the 40th Anniversary of the famed New Japan promotion which is a really cool thing for Volador and surprising. On the same card CMLL's Rush teamed up with former WWE stars MVP & Shelton Benjamin along with another American Karl Anderson in defeating Minoru Suzuki, former TNA star Lance Archer, Taka Michinoku, & Taichi in a big 8-Man Tag Match. The full results from the show are below:
1) Captain New Japan & KUSHIDA def. Jado & Gedo
2) Wataru Inoue, Jushin Thunder Liger, & Tiger Mask IV def. Ryusuke Taguchi, Testuya Bushi, & Tama Tonga
3) Karl Anderson, MVP, Shelton Benjamin, & Rush def. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Taka Michinoku, & Taichi
4) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, & Yuji Nagata def. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, & Tomohiro Ishii
5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto, & Tetsuya Naito def. Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, Yujiro, & YOSHI-HASHI
6) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Kota Ibushi def. Low-Ki (c) to win the title!
7) NWA Middleweight Title: Prince Devitt (c) def. Volador Jr. to retain the title!

Rush in Japan
CMLL's Rush kicked off his tour of Japan as a part of New Japan's G1 Tournament. He started it with wins of Hirooki Goto and former TNA star Lance Archer.
- Rush, Karl Anderson, MVP, & Shelton Benjamin def. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Taka Michinoku, & Taichi (07/29)
- Rush def. Hirooki Goto (08/01)
- Rush def. Lance Archer (08/03)

CMLL 07/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Demonio Rojo & Spark def. El Tapatio & Indigo
2) Brillante & El Divino def. El Hippie & Relampago Azul
3) Lightning Match: Halcon de Plata def. Infierno
4) Mr. Trueno, Acertijo, & In Memoriam def. Esfinge, Metatron, & Smaker
5) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Gallo def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpion, & Malefico via DQ

CMLL 07/29 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Nino de Acero & Pequeno Halcon def. Mercurio & Pequeno Nitro via countout
2) Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, & Nitro def. Molotov, Starman, & Stigma
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, & Marcela def. La Amapola, Princesa Blanca, & Tiffany via DQ
4) Lightning Match: Sagrado def. Polvora
5) Angel de Oro, Hijo del Fantasma, & Valiente def. Black Warrior, Tiger Kid, & Vangelis
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, & Maximo def. Psicosis II, Kraneo, & Morphosis

CMLL 07/30 Arena Puebla Results
1) Blue Center & Dinamikoo def. Ares & Espiritu Maligno
2) Horuz, Soberano Jr., & Stigma def. Apocalipsis, Disturbio, & Inquisidor
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Bobby Zavala, & Nitro def. Molotov, Pegasso, & Sensei
4) Lightning Match: Polvora def. Fuego
5) Kraneo, Morphosis, & Rey Escorpion def. Angel de Oro, Sagrado, & Valiente
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, & Maximo def. Psicosis II, Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla

CMLL 07/31 Arean Mexico Results
1) Bengala & Robin def. Camorra & Cholo
2) Dalis la Caribena, Lluvia, & Luna Magica def. La Amapola, La Seductora, & Lady Afrodita
3) Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, & Raziel def. Hombre Bala Jr., Rey Cometa, & Super Halcon Jr.
4) Lightning Match: Hijo del Fantasma def. Virus
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Sagrado def. Black Warrior, Niebla Roja, & Vangelis
6) La Mascara, Titan, & Brazo de Plata def. TRT (Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid)

CMLL 07/31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) El Hippie & Thunder Boy def. Azteca de Oro & El Divino
2) Evola & Sadico def. Javier Cruz Jr. & Virgo
3) Cibernetico: Black Metal, Gallo, Leo, Sky Kid, & Smaker def. Artillero, Olimpico, Polvora, Sangre Azteca, & Super Comando via DQ
4) Lightning Match: La Sombra def. Mephisto
5) Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia def. Marco Corleone & Maximo

CMLL 08/03 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Molotov, Starman, & Tigre Blanco vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Nosferatu, & Skandalo
2) Diamante, Fuego, & Triton vs. Misterioso II, Namajague, & Shigeo Okumura
3) Lightning Match: Stuka Jr. vs. Felino
4) Angel de Oro, Mistico II, & Valiente vs. Mephesto, Ephesto, & Euforia
5) Mascara Dorada, Shocker, & Maximo vs. Volador Jr., Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla
6) CMLL Tag Team Titles: Ultimo Guerrero & Dragon Rojo Jr. (c) vs. Atlantis & Diamante Azul

CMLL 08/05 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Astral, Electrico, & Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Warrior
2) Hijo del Fantasma, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa vs. Niebla Roja, Puma King, & Virus
3) Blue Panther, Diamante, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Psicosis II, Kraneo, & Morphosis
4) Lightning Match: Shocker vs. Mr. Niebla
5) La Sombra, Maximo, & Brazo de Plata vs. Averno, Black Warrior, & El Terrible
6) Hair vs. Hair Match: Tiffany vs. Marcela

CMLL 08/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Brillante & El Tapatio vs. Demonio Rojo & El Pirana
2) Halcon de Plata & Virgo vs. Rey Trueno & Sadico
3) Esfinge & Metatron vs. Acertijo & In Memoriam
4) Smaker vs. Mr. Trueno
5) Gallo & Leon Blanco vs. Espectrum & Malefico
6) Atlantis, Mistico II, & Titan vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Mephisto, & Ephesto

CMLL 08/06 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Asturiano & Black Tiger vs. King Jaguar & Policeman
2) Aereo, Astral, & Pequeno Halcon vs. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Warrior
3) Pegasso, Sensei, & Starman vs. Cancerbero, Nosferatu, & Virus
4) Lightning Match: Triton vs. Namajague
5) Diamante, Maximo, & Sagrado vs. Averno, Ephesto, & Niebla Roja
6) Relevos Suicidas: Atlantis, La Sombra, & Volador Jr. vs. Mascara Dorada, Ultimo Guerrero, & Mr. Niebla

CMLL 08/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Azteca de Oro & El Divino vs. Relampago Azul & Thunder Boy
2) Soberano Jr. & Starman vs. Evola & Rafaga
3) Javier Cruz Jr. & Sky Kid vs. Artillero & Super Comando
4) Black Metal, Leo, & Smaker vs. Polvora, Sangre Azteca, & Raziel
5) La Mascara & Maximo vs. Volador Jr. & Mr. Niebla

CMLL 08/06 Domo de la Feria de Leon Lineup
1) Electrico & Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, & Marcela vs. La Amapola, La Comandante, & Princesa Blanca
3) Delta, Fuego, & Stuka Jr. vs. Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, & Skandalo
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, & Diamante Azul vs. TRT (Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid)
5) Mistico II, Shocker, & Titan vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Euforia, & Mephisto

CMLL 08/07 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Freesbe & Robin vs. Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Mini Fantasy, Nino de Acero, & Shockercito vs. Mercurio, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Lightning Match: Molotov vs. Hijo del Signo
4) Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, & Skandalo
5) Delta, Diamante, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, & Vangelis
6) Diamante Azul, Titan, & Valiente vs. Averno, Ephesto, & Mephisto

CMLL 08/08 Morelia, Michoacan Lineup
1) Cibernetico: Estrellita vs. La Amapola vs. Goya Kong vs. Tiffany vs. Lady Apache vs. La Comandante vs. Marcela vs. Princesa Blanca vs. Zeuxis vs. Dark Angel
2) Delta, Diamante Azul, & Mascara Dorada vs. Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, & Skandalo
3) Blue Panther, Shocker, & Maximo vs. Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas
4) Atlantis, Mistico II, & Titan vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Euforia


TripleMania Parade

This week AAA held a parade in Ciudad to celebrate "TripleMania's" 20th anniversary and to promote "TripleMania XX." It looked like most, if not all, of the AAA roster was on hand (including a lot of guys who haven't been around for quite some time like Gronda II, Crazy Boy, and others). Pictures from the parade (courtesy of MedioTiempow:
- The AAA roster celebrates TripleMania's 20th anniversary:

- World Champion El Mesias carries the AAA flag while Maricela Pena carries the ashes of her father and founder of AAA, Antonio Pena:

- AAA stars celebrating the anniversary with a Parade:

AAA's Animated Film Coming to America
This week AAA released the trailer for their animated film (which came out in Mexico last year) "AAA La Pelicula: Sin Limite en el Tiempo." Masked Republic is handling the distribution for the film outside of Mexico and it's release in America will feature English language in it and the new title will be "AAA: Battle For Time." Characters that can be seen in the film include La Parka, Abismo Negro, Charly Manson, Chessman, Mascarita Dorada, Octagon, Faby Apache, Gronda, El Zorro, Kenzo Suzuki, and more. No word on a release date yet. The trailer for the English version of the film is below:

AAA 07/27 TV Taping Results
1) Fabi Apache & Lolita def. Jennifer Blake & Mari Apache
2) Dinastia, Mascarita Dorada, & Octagoncito II def. Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria, & Mini Psicosis
3) Inferno Rockers (Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, & Soul Rocker) def. Aerostar, El Alebrije II, & Fenix
4) Chessman, Octagon, & Ultimo Gladiador def. Extreme Tiger, La Parka Jr., & El Elegido
5) El Conesejo (Texano Jr., Toscano, & Argos) def. Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown)
6) Super Libre: Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. Dr. Wagner Jr.

AAA 07/29 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Mini Sangre Chicana & Urano def. Black Soul & Tootsy
2) Fabi Apache & Lolita def. Sexy Lady & La Hechicera
3) Mini Psycho Circus (Mini Monster Clown, Mini Murder Clown, & Mini Psycho Clown) def. Blacky, Mascarita Sagrada, & Octagoncito II
4) Dark Dragon, Espiritu, & Escoria def. Aerostar, Argenis, & Atomic Boy
5) PdM (Daga & Halloween) fought El Consejo (Semental & Texano Jr.) to a DRAW

AAA 07/31 Mexico City Results
1) Dinastia, Mascarita Divina, & Mascarita Sagrada def. Mini Psycho Circus (Mini Monster Clown, Mini Psycho Clown, & Mini Murder Clown)
2) Drago & El Elegido def. Dark Dragon & El Brazo

AAA 08/05 "TripleMania XX" Lineup
1) Dark Dragon, Mini Charly Manson, Sexy Star, & Yuriko vs. Fenix, Octagoncito II, Fabi Apache, & Pimpinela Escarlata
2) El Consejo (Semental, Texano Jr., & Toscano) & Octagon vs. La Parka Jr. & Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown)
3) Seconds Hair vs. Hair Match: Jeff Jarrett & Kurt Angle w/Dorian Roldan vs. L.A. Park & Electroshock w/Joaquin Roldan
4) 4-Way Parejas Suicidas Steel Cage Match: Juventud Guerrera & Chessman vs. La Familia de Tijuana (Extreme Tiger & Halloween) vs. Hart Foundation 2.0 (Jack Evans & Teddy Hart) vs. La Hermandad 187 (Psicosis & Joe Lider)
5) Mask vs. Hair Match: Losers of Match #4
6) AAA World Title: El Mesias (c) vs. Perro Aguayo Jr.
7) Mask vs. Mask Match: Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.


CHIKARA King of Trios Teams

This week CHIKARA added a few more teams to the King of Trios Tournament in September, Only 2 more are left to be 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), Obariyon, & Kodama
4) The Spectral Envoy: UltraMantis Black (Captain), Hallowicked, & Frightmare
5) The Throwbacks: Mr. Touchdown (Captain), Dasher Hatfield, & Matt Classic (Colt Cabana)
6) Team JWP: Kaori Yoneyama (Captain), Tsubasa Kuragaki, & Commando Bolshoi
7) Team ROH: Mike Bennett (Captain), Nick Jackson, & Matt Jackson
8) The Swarm: combatANT (Captain), deviANT, & Soldier Ant
9) Mike Quackenbush (Captain), Jigsaw, & Manami Toyota
10) The Faces of Pain: Meng (Captain), Barbarianm & The Warlord
11) Team Osaka Pro: Takoyakida (Captain), Ebessan, & Kikutaro
12) Team Sendai Girls: Meiko Satomura (Captain), Sendai Sachiko, & Dash Chisako
13) Team 3.0: Gran Akuma (Captain), Scott Parker, & Shane Matthews
14) The Colony: Fire Ant (Captain), Green Ant, & assailANT

Johnny Gargano Re-Signs with DG-USA
After Johnny Gargano revealed that he had re-signed with Dragon Gate USA following the 07/28 DG-USA event, Dragon Gate USA issued a Press Release announcing that Gargano had signed a 2-year contract extension with both Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE Wrestling.

PWR 07/28 "Night of Champions" Watsonville, CA Results
1) Cazador del Alma def. Rey Tigre
2) Willie Mack, El Ultimo Panda, & El Galan def. Sheik Kahn Abadi, Pantera Jr., & Derek Sanders
3) PWR Jr. Heavyweight Title: Bryan Cage (c) def. El Mariachi to retain the title!
4) PWR Women's Title: La Diabolica def. Lady Apache (c) to win the title!
5) PWR Tag Team Titles: El Dinamita & KAFU (c) def. Rik Luxary & Famous B to retain the titles!
6) PWR Heavyweight Title: Oliver John def. Blue Demon Jr. (c) to win the title!

DG-USA 07/28 "Untouchable '12" iPPV Taylor, MI Results
1) Jon Davis def. Jake Manning
2) Rich Swann def. Chuck Taylor via DQ
3) Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno & Player Dos) def. The Scene (Caleb Konley & Scott Reed)
4) YAMATO def. Ricochet
5) D.U.F. (Pinkie Sanchez & Arik Cannon) def. N8 Mattson & Derek Ryze
6) MASADA def. Pinkie Sanchez
7) CIMA & AR Fox def. El Generico & Samuray del Sol
8) Open the Freedom Gate Title: Johnny Gargano (c) def. Akira Tozawa to retain the title!
- After Gargano successfully defended his belt he then addressed the rumors from this week that said he may be going to the WWE. He said that Dragon Gate USA offered him a new contract and he took it and that he wasn't leaving WWE until he has taken it to the "promise land."

CHIKARA 07/28 "The Great Escape" South Portland, ME Results
1) Green Ant def. assailANT
2) YLC 1st Round Elimination Match: Anthony Stone def. Kobald, Jivin Jimmy, & Cameron Matthews
3) Ophidian def. Frightmare
4) The Handsome Stranger (Archibald Peck) def. Icarus
5) 3.0 (Shane Parker & Shane Matthews) & Gran Akuma def. Soldier Ant & The Swarm (deviANT & combatANT)
6) The Batiri (Obariyon & Kodama) def. Tim Donst & Jakob Hammermeier
7) Sugar Dunkerton def. The Shard
8) Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Hallowicked, & UltraMantis Black def. The Heart Throbs & The Young Bucks
9) CHIKARA Grand Champion: Eddie Kingston (c) def. Sara del Rey to retain the title!

CHIKARA 07/29 "Give 'Em The Axe" Evertt, MA Results
1) The Spectral Envoy (Frightmare, Hallowicked, & UltraMantis Black) def. The Swarm (assailANT & deviANT) & Soldier Ant
2) Ophidian def. Sugar Dunkerton
3) The Mysterious & Handsome Stranger def. The Shard
4) 3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews) & Gran Akuma def. The Batiri (Kobald, Kodama, & Obariyon) via DQ
5) Icarus def. Sara del Rey
6) Jakob Hammermeier def. Jigsaw
7) Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.) def. Green Ant & Steve Weiner
8) YLC 1st Round Elimination Match: ACH def. JT Dunn, Vinny Marseglia, & Aaron Epic
9) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles 2/3 Falls Match: The Young Bucks (c) def. The Throwbacks (Mr. Touchdown & Dasher Hatfield) to retain the titles!
- Green Ant was supposed to team wtih Marty Jannetty in Match #7 but Jannetty no showed the event.

DG-USA 07/29 "Enter The Dragon '12: 3rd Anniversary" iPPV Chicago, IL Results
1) MASADA def. Jake Manning
2) The Scene (Caleb Konley & Scott Reed) def. Zero Gravity
3) Samuray del Sol def. Shane Hollister
4) The Super Smash Bros. def. The D.U.F.
5) I Quit Match: Johnny Garganon def. Chuck Taylor
6) Jon Davis def. YAMATO
7) Akira Tozawa def. El Generico
8) Open the United Gate Titles: CIMA & AR Fox def. Ricochet & Rich Swann to win the vacant titles!

IWRG 07/29 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Infierno Kid & Matrix Jr. def. Galaxy & Sky Angel
2) Dinamic Black & Hijo del Pantera def. Comando Negro & Eita
3) Alan Extreme, Black Terry, & Bombero Infernal def. Chicano, Danny Casas, & Golden Magic
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro def. Dr. Cerebro, El Pantera, & Trauma II
5) Hijo de L.A. Park, Dr. Wagner III, & Veneno def. Head Hunter I, Heddi Karaoui, & Oficial 911

IWRG 08/02 "Festival de Mascaras" Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Comando Negro, Eita, & Imposible def. Centvrion, Matrix Jr., & Panterita
2) Dr. Cerebro, Orito, & Trauma II def. El Hijo del Diablo, Eterno, & Oficial AK47
3) El Pantera, Veneno, & La Cobra def. Alan Extreme, Black Terry, & Temerario Infernal
4) Villano III, Villano IV, & Villano V def. Cuchillo, Kahoz, & Rambo
5) El Canek, Octagon, & Solar I def. Cien Caras Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, & Negro Navarro

CHIKARA 08/17 "Shoot A Crooked Arrow" Milwaukee, WI Lineup
1) The Mysterious & Handsome Stranger vs. Tim Donst
2) YLC Semifinals: Anthony Stone vs. Mr. Touchdown
3) YLC Semifinals: ACH vs. Jakob Hammermeir
4) Mike Quackenbush vs. Colt Cabana

CHIKARA 08/18 "Ring of Wax" Indianapolis, IN Lineup
1) Saturyne vs. Tim Donst
2) The Colony (Fire Ant & Green Ant) & 3.0 (Shane Matthews & Scott Parker) vs. F.I.S.T. (Johnny Gargano, Chuck Taylor, & Icarus) & Sugar Dunkerton
3) The Spectral Envoy (UltraMantis Black & Hallowicked) vs. Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin
4) YLC Finals: TBA vs. TBA