CMLL 10/14 Arena Mexico Results 1) Magnus, Sagrado, & Soberano Jr. def. Camorra, Inquisidor, & Ramstein 2) Fuego, Mr. Cacao, & Stuka Jr. def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, & Skandalo 3) Goya Kong, Leon, & Marcela def. La Seductora, Mima Shimoda, & Zeuxis 4) Mask vs. Mask Match: Mini Fantasy def. Mercurio 5) Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, & Maximo def. Negro Casas, Tama Tonga, & Rey Escorpion via DQ 6) Volador Jr. def. Diamante Azul
CMLL 10/12 Arena Mexico Results 1) Bobby Zavala & Disturbio def. Leono & Sensei 2) Fuego, Starman, & Triton def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Shigeo Okumura, & Skandalo 3) CMLL-Reina International Title: La Amapola def. Leon (c) to win the title! 4) Leyanda de Azul Torneo Cibernetico: Diamante Azul def. Ultimo Guerrero, Volador Jr., Atlantis, La Sombra, Mr. Aguila, Euforia, Shocker, Tama Tonga, Marco Corleone, El Terrible, Rush, Brazo de Plata, Kraneo, Diamante, & Misterioso II 5) Mascara Dorada, Mistico II, & Titan def. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto via DQ
CMLL 10/15 Arena Puebla Results 1) Fuerza Chicana & Sauron def. Blue Center & Dinamikoo 2) Asturiano, Stigma, & Super Halcon Jr. def. Bobby Zavala, Espiritu Maligno, & Siki Ozama Jr. 3) Lightning Match: Demus 3:16 def. Astral 4) La Amapola, Mima Shimoda, & Princesa Blanca def. Dark Angel, Lady Afrodita, & Leon 5) Ryes del Aire Torneo Cibernetico: Valiente def. Dragon Rojo Jr., La Mascara, Mephisto, Mascara Dorada, Averno, Mistico II, Euforia, Rey Escorpion, Angel de Oro, Titan, & Niebla Roja 6) Volador Jr. def. La Sombra
CMLL 10/16 Arena Mexico Results 1) Genesis & Robin def. Cholo & Ramstein via DQ 2) Disturbio, Herodes Jr., & Taurus def. Camaleon, Oro Jr., & Soberano Jr. 3) La Comandante, La Seductora, & Princesa Sujei def. Dalis la Caribena, Leon, & Silueta 4) Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., & Valiente def. Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura, & Namajague 5) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. def. Psicosis II, Olimpico, & Kraneo 6) La Sombra def. Volador Jr. * NOTES * - After the Main Event Volador challenged Sombra to put his mask on the line in a match with Volador and Sombra said he'd do it right then and there in a one-fall match to decide everything. The Lucha Commisioner stepped in and squashed that idea. Volador & Sombra have been tearing it up everytime they get put in a match with each other.
CMLL 10/19 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Metalico & Molotov vs. Artillero & Super Comando 2) Acero, Pequeno Halcon, & Shockercito vs. Pequeno Olimpico, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior 3) Mascara Dorada, Shocker, & Brazo de Plata vs. Black Warrior, Mr. Aguila, & Puma King 4) Lightning Match: Maximo vs. Rey Bucanero 5) Angel de Oro, La Mascara, & Mistico II vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto 6) Dragon Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpion, & Tama Tonga vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia, & Niebla Roja
CMLL 10/21 Arena Coliseo Lineup 1) Bengala & Leono vs. Inquisidor & Zayco 2) Angel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, & Sensei vs. Cancerbero, Hooligan, & Raziel 3) Lightning Match: Bam Bam vs. Pequeno Olimpico 4) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, & Triton vs. Hijo del Signo, Misterioso II, & Vangelis 5) Marco Corleone, Mascara Dorada, & Brazo de Plata vs. Felino, Polvora, & Tiger Kid 6) Atlantis, Blue Panther, & Diamante Azul vs. Volador Jr., El Terrible, & Tama Tonga
CMLL 10/21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Brillante vs. Sadico 2) Black Metal & Javier Cruz Jr. vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno 3) El Divino & Mascara Magica vs. Demonio Maya & Rafaga 4) Eros, Gallo, & Leo vs. Barbaro Cavernario, In Memoriam, & Infierno 5) Hijo del Fantasma, Maximo, & Valiente vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Niebla Roja, & Sangre Azteca
CMLL 10/22 Arena Puebla Lineup 1) Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs. Akron & Policeman 2) Lightning Match: Super Halcon Jr. vs. Taurus 3) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, & Stigma vs. Artillero, Super Comando, & Inquisidor 4) Sagrado, Stuka Jr., & Triton vs. Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, & Virus 5) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & El Terrible 6) CMLL Middleweight Title: Dragon Rojo Jr. (c) vs. Valiente
CMLL 10/23 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Genesis & Soberano Jr. vs. Apocalipsis & Guerrero Negro Jr. 2) Bengala, Metalico, & Sensei vs. Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, & Raziel 3) Lightning Match: Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Pierrothito 4) Fuego, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. vs. Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, & Vangelis 5) Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid vs. Angel de Oro, Diamante, & Hijo del Fantasma 6) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Black Warrior, Volador Jr., & Mr. Aguila
CMLL 10/23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Virgo vs. Thunder Boy 2) Black Metal & Metatron vs. Exterminador & Malefico 3) Aereo, Pequeno Halcon, & Shockercito vs. Pequeno Olimpico, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior 4) Ephesto, Mephisto, & Tama Tonga vs. La Sombra, Marco Corleone, & Rush 5) Maximo vs. Averno
Hector Garza Announces Retirement Due to Serious Illness
This week Perros del Mal announced the reason behind AAA star Hector Garza's recent absence from AAA events. He has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer and will begging chemotherapy to battle the cancer immediately. Garza's last match was at AAA's "Heroes Inmortales" where he took part of the Copa Antonio Pena Battle Royal. Garza is most known by American fans from his time in WCW and his stint in TNA several years ago. Garza has also been a top star in Mexico for both CMLL and AAA for about a decade. He has been partners and rivals of some of the biggest stars in Lucha Libre including Mistico (the original), Psicosis, Juventud Guerrera, Rey Misterio Jr., Perro Aguayo Jr., Konnan, Negro Casas, and many more. Garza still hopes to return to the ring if he is able to beat the cancer. My prayers go out to Garza and his family and hope for a speedy and full recovery.
AAA 10/12 Mexico City Results 1) La Parkita & Mascarita Dorada def. Mini Murder Clown & Mini Psicosis 2) La Braza, Super Fly, & Mari Apache def. Decnnis, Jennifer Blake, & Polvo de Estrellas 3) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Heavy Metal def. Billy Boy & L.A. Park
AAA 10/12 TV Taping Results 1) Argenis, Mascarita Sagrada, & Pimpinela Escarlata def. Dark Dragon, Mini Charly Manson, & Pasion Kristal 2) El Elegido & Fabi Apache def. Gran Apache & Sexy Star 3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown def. Chessman, Silver Kain, & Daga 4) El Mesias, Electroshock, & Joe Lider def. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., & Toscano 5) Steel Cage Match: Perro Aguayo Jr., Psicosis, & Teddy Hart def. Cibernetico, Jack Evans, & Ozz
AAA 10/14 Puebla Results 1) Mini Psicosis, Semental, & Sexy Star def. Dinastia, Fenix, & Jennifer Blake 2) Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz def. Daga, El Elegido, & Pimpinela Escarlata 3) Electroshock, Jack Evans, & Vampiro def. Chessman, Silver Kain, & El Zorro
AAA 10/21 "Fusion TV" Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup 1) Astro de Plata & Freelance vs. Dr. Cerebro & Suicida 2) La Braza, Nygma, & Polvo de Estrellas vs. La Hechicera, Mari Apache, & Sexy Star 3) Aerostar, Extreme Tiger, & Super Fly vs. Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, & Soul Rocker 4) GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles: Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin (c) vs. Daga & Halloween 5) El Mesias, Fenix, & Vampiro vs. Chessman, Silver Kain, & Ultimo Gladiador
INDY & OTHER NEWS
IWRG 10/14 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Astro Rey Jr. & Johnny Rivera def. Epidemia & Star Boy Jr. 2) Dinamic Black & Freelance def. Comando Negro & Jack 3) Oficial Factor, Oficial Rayan, & Freyser def. Carta Brava Jr., Oficial AK47, & Oficial 911 via DQ 4) El Angel, El Pantera, & Veneno def. Scorpio Jr., Violencia Jr., & Zumbido 5) Relevos Increibles: Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 & Pirata Morgan def. Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Toryumon Mexico 10/14 Sala de Armas Magdalena Results 1) AGU, Dowki, & Hanaoka def. Akuma 3:16, Celestik I, & Celestik II 2) Dalis la Caribena & Mima Shimoda def. Goya Kong & Muneca de Plata 3) El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Signo, & Taurus def. Magnus, Mr. Rolling, & Platino 4) Mexican National Lightweight Title: Astral def. Demus 3:16 (c) to win the title! 5) Ultimo Guerrero & Negro Casas def. Ultimo Dragon & Hijo del Fantasma * NOTES * - Dragon did this show to benefit Electrico, who was injured at the last Toryumon Mexico event.
UWE 10/14 Arena Lopez Mateos Results 1) Beda, Oberon, & Spider Boy def. Antheus, Pakal, & Striker 2) Angel de la Noche, Angel del Amor, & Yuki Dragon def. Herejia, Judas el Traidor, & Psicopata 3) Cerebro Maligno, Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, & Rey Krimen def. Black Lemus, Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana, & Yakuza 4) Esther Moreno, Rossy Moreno, & Taya Valkyrie def. Big Mama, Felina Metalika, & La Vaquerita 5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Super Crazy, El Oriental, & Eterno 6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Dr. Wagner III def. El Canek & Canek Jr. via DQ
INDY 10/15 Mexico City Results 1) Batman, El Mimo, & Mascara Sagrada def. Gran Markus Jr., El Hijo del Gran Markus, & Pirata Morgan via DQ 2) Chispita, La Hiedra, & Selva Salvaje def. La Catrina, La Hielera, & La Llorona 3) Audaz Jr., Black Shadow Jr., El Hijo de Anibal, & Huracan Ramirez def. El Hijo del Fishman, Perseus, Sangre Chicana, & Scorpio Jr. via DQ 4) El Canek Jr., El Pantera, Solar I, & Super Astro def. Abogado del Diablo, Ice Killer, Jaque Mate, & Mosco de la Merced 5) El Pulpo & Trio Fantasia (Super Muneco, Super Pinocho, & Super Raton) def. Coco Blanco, Coco Blanco Jr., Coco Rojo, & Sangre Chicana Jr.
IWRG 10/18 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Matrix Jr. def. Atomic Star 2) Bracito de Plata, Imposible, & La Sadica def. Amazona, Dinamic Black, & Voladorcito 3) Carta Brava Jr., Toxico, & Comando Negro def. Freyser, Golden Magic, & La Cobra 4) Alan Extreme, Black Terry, & Heddi Karaoui def. El Angel, Tony Rivera, & Veneno 5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Damian 666, Bestia 666, & Eterno via DQ
IWRG 10/21 Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Epidemia & Matrix Jr. vs. Astro Rey Jr. & Dragon Celestial 2) Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, & Saruman vs. Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., & Comando Negro 3) Relampago, Trauma I, & Trauma II vs. Eterno, Heddi Karaoui, & Violencia Jr. 4) Negro Navarro, El Angel, & Veneno vs. Cien Caras Jr., Scorpio Jr., & Zumbido 5) IWRG Junior de Juniors #1 Contenders Match: Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 vs. Hijo de Pirata Morgan
The Cibernetico Returns in CHIKARA
On November 18th the Torneo Cibernetico Match will return in CHIKARA at "The Cibernetico Rises" event in Manhattan, NY. ROH World Champion Kevin Steen will lead one team consisting of 8 stars against CHIKARA Grand Champion Eddie Kingston and his team of 8!
DG-USA 11/02 "Fearless '12" iPPV Everett, MA Lineup 1) Sami Callihan vs. Samuray del Sol 2) Akira Tozawa vs. Jon Davis 3) Open the United Gate Titles #1 Contenders Match: Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito vs. The Super Smash Bros. 4) AR Fox vs. Ricochet 5) CIMA, Rich Swann, & ACH vs. Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, & Drew Gulak
DG-USA 11/03 "Uprising '12" iPPV Voorhees, NJ Lineup 1) Soldier Ant vs. ACH 2) Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez vs. Jigsaw & Fire Ant 3) Akira Tozawa vs. Samuray del Sol 4) 2/3 Falls Match: El Generico vs. Sami Callihan 5) Ricochet & Rich Swann vs. Losers of Genki & Saito/Super Smash Bros. Match 6) Open the United Gate Titles: CIMA & AR Fox (c) vs. Winners of Genki & Saito/Super Smash Bros. Match
DG-USA 11/04 "Freedom Fight '12" iPPV Long Island, NY Lineup 1) Arik Cannon vs. ACH 2) Jigsaw & Fire Ant vs. The Super Smash Bros. 3) CIMA vs. Sami Callihan 4) Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito vs. El Generico & Samuray del Sol 5) Open the Freedom Gate Title Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match: Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Akira Tozawa vs. AR Fox vs. Ricochet
CHIKARA 11/10 "Zelda The Great" Chicago, IL Lineup 1) Da Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz, Marshe Rockett, & Willie Richardson) vs. The Batiri (Kobald, Kodama, & Obariyon) 2) Soldier Ant & deviANT vs. F.I.S.T. (Johnny Gargano & Chucky Taylor) 3) Mike Quackenbush vs. Colt Cabana 4) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles 2/3 Falls Match: The Young Bucks (c) vs. The Spectral Envoy (UltraMantis Black & Hallowicked)
CHIKARA 11/11 "A Piece Of The Action" Cleveland, OH Lineup 1) Dasher Hatfield vs. Tim Donst 2) Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. The Shard & deviANT 3) Young Lions Cup: Mr. Touchdown (c) vs. Saturyne 4) 3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews), Gran Akuma, & El Generico vs. The Young Bucks & Bravado Brothers (Lancelot & Harlem Bravado)
LUCHA SPOTLIGHT Remembering Promo Azteca
In the early 1990's Lucha legend Fuerza Guerrera (father of Juventud Guerrera) started is on INDY Lucha promotion called PROMELL (Promotora Mexicana de Lucha Libre) and eventually started using AAA stars in his promotion, bunt in 1995 Guerrera left AAA and the relationship between the two promotions ended. Longtime AAA star and (at the time) WCW star Konnan then had a falling out with AAA and ended up helping Mexican television company TV Azteca buy the promotion from Guerrera in 1996. Konnan's goal was to start up his own promotion that would be a place for WCW luchadors to work in Mexico while they weren't working for WCW (as WCW had promised to allow all the luchadors to continue to work in Mexico) as well as a place to build new luchadors for the future. Konnan & TV Azteca renamed the promotion Promo Azteca and immediately brought in WCW stars like Konnan himself, Psicosis, Juventud Guerrera, Rey Misterio Jr., La Parka, Super Calo, Los Villanos, Hector Garza, Halloween, Damian 666, Lizmark Jr., El Dandy, Norman Smiley, and Venum along with other lucha stars like future WWE & ECW star Super Crazy, the legendary Blue Panther, Negro Casas, Venum, & others.
Promo Azteca started out hot with all of the WCW stars and the new introduction of one-fall matches (at the time all lucha libre was 2/3 Falls matches) and more hardcore elements. One of the more memorable Promo Azteca incidents was a near riot that happened after a massive Cibernetico Match in 1997. Things got ugly when Rey Misterio Jr. actually turned on Psicosis after the match (one of his few rudo/heel turns) and even ripped Psicsois' mask off. The fans were enraged and one fan actually hit Rey Misterio Sr. with a chair which he then returned with a chair of his own. Fans all around the arena then started throwing chairs at the wrestlers resulting in a huge melee. The craziest thing is that this one is only so memorable because it was got on camera. According to Rey Misterio Jr. it was just one of many near riots and not the worst one (he talks about a few riots in his book "Behind The Mask").
Promo Azteca was also the home of several really young luchadors who would later go onto stardom. Super Crazy was first noticed in Promo Azteca before becoming a bigger star in ECW and later WWE. Pantera del Ring would go onto become a star in CMLL as Ephesto, Ultimo Rebelde would become Hooligan in CMLL, and even CMLL superstar Ultimo Guerrero got his start in Promo Azteca. Mr. Aguila, who was later known by WWE fans as Essa Rios, got his start there as well as future AAA & CMLL stars El Zorro and Toscano. Even Japanese stars like Yoshihiro Tajiri, CIMA, and Kaz Hayashi (known then as Shiryu) made some of their first Mexican appearances in Promo Azteca.
The fast paced, high flying, and sometimes hardcore style was fresh but Promo Azteca's success didn't last long as WCW feared injury to it's contracted wrestlers and reneged on the agreement to allow them to work in Mexico. Without it's top stars Promo Azteca quickly fell apart and by 1998 was done for good. Despite it's short existence Promo Azteca did have a significant impact on Lucha Libre. The obvious is the future stars it spring boarded like Ultimo Guerrero, Super Crazy, Toscano, El Zorrro, etc. but also the match formats. Promo Azteca used the more Americanized one-fall matches which AAA would later adopt and even CMLL uses in it's "Lightning Matches." Also, some of the hardcore elements have been adopted (and some would argue used TOO much) by AAA and all of the "extreme" promotions in Mexico.
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