CMLL & New Japan Have Meetings in Mexico This past week New Japan President Naoki Sugabayashi & Massao Hattori met with CMLL owner Paco Alonso in Mexico City to discuss plans to continue the relationship between the two companies going forward. CMLL wants to bring in Okada (who wrestled in Mexico before) as he has become a big star in Japan since returning from TNA.
Negro Casas In Japan This week CMLL's Negro Casas began his tour of New Japan. He and partner Tetsuya Bushi fell in the 1st Round of the Best of Super Juniors Tag Team Tournament, but Casas will remain in Japan for several more weeks. - Super Jr.'s Tag Tournament 1st Round: Taka Michinoku & Taichi def. Negro Casas & Testuya Bushi (10/21) - Negro Casas, Prince Devitt, & Ryusuke Taguchi def. Low-Ki, Brian Kendrick, & Jado (10/24) - Brian Kendrick, Jado, & Low-Ki def. Negro Casas, Jushin Thunder Liger, & Tetsuya Bushi (10/25) - Negro Casas, Alex Shelley, & KUSHIDA vs. Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov, & Gedo (10/27) - Negro Casas & Tetsuya Bushi vs. Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov (10/28) - Negro Casdas, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima, & Testsuya Bushi vs. Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Taka Michinoku, Taichi, & Minoru Suzuki (10/30)
CMLL 10/19 Arena Mexico Results 1) Metalico & Molotov def. Artillero & Super Comando via DQ 2) Pequeno Olimpico, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior def. Acero, Pequeno Halcon, & Shockercito 3) Mascara Dorada, Shocker, & Brazo de Plata def. Black Warrior, Mr. Aguila, & Puma King 4) Lightning Match: Rey Bucanero def. Maximo 5) La Mascara, Angel de Oro, & Mistico II def. Los Hijos del Averno (Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto) 6) Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia, & Niebla Roja def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpion, & Tama Tonga via DQ
CMLL 10/21 Arena Coliseo Results 1) Inquisidor & Zayco def. Bengala & Leono 2) Cancerbero, Hooligan, & Raziel def. Pegasso, Sensei, & Super Halcon Jr. 3) Lightning Match: Pequeno Olimpico def. Bam Bam via countout 4) Hijo del Signo, Misterioso II, & Vangelis def. Rey Cometa, Sagrado, & Triton 5) Blue Panther, Mascara Dorada, & Marco Corleone def. Felino, Tiger Kid, & Polvora 6) Volador Jr., El Terrible, & Tama Tonga def. Atlantis, Rush, & Diamante Azul
CMLL 10/21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Sadico def. Brillante 2) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno def. Black Metal & Javier Cruz Jr. 3) Demonio Maya & Malefico def. El Divino & Mascara Magica 4) Barbaro Cavernario, In Memoriam, & Infierno def. Eros, Gallo, & Leo 5) Hijo del Fantasma, Maximo, & Valiente def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Neibla Roja, & Sangre Azteca
CMLL 10/22 Arena Puebla Results 1) Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo Jr. def. Akron & Policeman 2) Lightning Match: Taurus def. Super Halcon Jr. 3) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, & Stigma def. Artillero, Super Comando, & Inquisidor 4) Sagrado, Stuka Jr., & Triton def. Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, & Virus 5) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush def. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & El Terrible via DQ 6) CMLL Middleweight Title: Dragon Rojo Jr. (c) vs. Valiente
CMLL 10/23 Arena Mexico Results 1) Apocalipsis & Guerrero Negro Jr. def. Genesis & Soberano Jr. 2) Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, & Raziel def. Bengala, Metalico, & Sensei 3) Lightning Match: Pierrothito def. Ultimo Dragoncito 4) Fuego, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. def. Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, & Vangelis 5) Niebla Roja, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid def. Angel de Oro, Diamante, & Hijo del Fantasma 6) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. def. Black Warrior, Volador Jr., & Mr. Aguila
CMLL 10/26 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Camaleon & Tigre Blanco vs. Bobby Zavala & Disturbio 2) Pegasso, Starman, & Triton vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Skandalo 3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, & Marcela vs. La Amapola, Lady Apache, & La Comandante 4) Lightning Match: Diamante Azul vs. Misterioso II 5) Mascara Dorada, Brazo de Plata, & Titan vs. Felino, Psicosis II, & Mephisto 6) Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla Roja, & Euforia vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpion, & Tama Tonga
CMLL 10/28 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Azteca de Oro vs. Acertijo 2) Battle Royal: Gallo vs. Smaker vs. Leo vs. Rafaga vs. In Memoriam vs. Esfinge vs. Barbaro Cavernario vs. Infierno vs. Eros vs. Espectrum vs. 3) Guerrero Maya Jr. & Rey Cometa vs. Puma King & Tiger Kid 4) NWA Middleweight Title: Dragon Rojo Jr. (c) vs. Hijo del Fantasma
CMLL 10/28 Arena Coliseo Lineup 1) Freesbe & Oro Jr. vs. Camorra & Cholo 2) Horuz, Leono, & Stigma vs. Ramstein, Super Comando, & Zayco 3) Lightning Match: Molotov vs. Cancerbero 4) Angel Azteca Jr., Fuego, & Sagrado vs. Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura, & Virus 5) Angel de Oro, Blue Panther, & Mascara Dorada vs. Averno, Ephesto, & Polvora 6) La Mascara, Shocker, & Diamante Azul vs. Felino, El Terrible, & Tama Tonga
CMLL 10/29 Arena Puebla Lineup 1) Dinamikoo & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs. Ares & Centauro de Fuego 2) Lightning Match: Horuz vs. Cholo 3) Asturiano, Metalico, & Molotov vs. Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, & Espiritu Maligno 4) Dalis la Caribena, Goya Kong, & Marcela vs. La Amapola, Mima Shimoda, & Tiffany 5) Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, & Tama Tonga vs. Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Hijo del Fantasma 6) Atlantis, La Mascara, & Mistico II vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
CMLL 10/30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Metatron vs. Exterminador 2) Mini Reyes del Aire Torneo Cibernetico: Shockercito vs. Aereo vs. Pequeno Halcon vs. Astral vs. Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Mini Fantasy vs. Demus 3:16 vs. Pierrothito vs. Pequeno Olimpico vs. Pequeno Violencia vs. Pequeno Warrior vs. Mercurio 3) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Mascara Dorada vs. Psicosis II, Olimpico, & Kraneo 4) CMLL Trios Titles: Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush (c) vs. Hijos del Averno (Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto)
CMLL 10/30 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Freesbe & Oro Jr. vs. Akuma & Camorra 2) Angel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, & Sensei vs. Artillero, Hooligan, & Super Comando 3) Fuego, Sagrado, & Triton vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, & Raziel 4) Lightning Match: Rey Cometa vs. Sangre Azteca 5) Diamante Azul, Mistico II, & Stuka Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia, & Niebla Roja 6) Mexican National Trios Titles: Volador Jr., Mr. Aguila, & Black Warrior (c) vs. Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr.
TNA Holds "Tryout" In Mexico Wrestling Observer claims this week that TNA held a "try out" for luchadors at AAA's 10/21 "Fusion TV" tapings (results below). AAA stars and also indy wrestlers came in and tried out for TNA presumably for the X-Division. Al Snow and Bruce Prichard from TNA were in attendance for this and I'm sure AAA was probably embarrassed to have TNA there with one of the lowest TV Taping attendances for AAA in a while (a little over 300 fans). Al Snow & Bruce Prichard from TNA also had meetings with AAA officials at this event along with scouting talent to bring to TNA. Mesas, Vampiro, & Super Crazy have all wrestled in TNA before, but I would assume more of the Jr. Heavyweights are the guys TNA is looking at for the X-Division. Daga, Aerostar, Extreme Tiger, Fenix, and Chessman are the guys I would imagine would interest TNA from this show. Along with others from AAA's rosters like Dark Dragon, Drago, Jack Evans, Psicosis, Dinastia, and even Fabi Apache (for the Knockouts).
AAA Stars Live Cam Chats This week AAA announced that several AAA stars will be having "live cam chats" via Twitter over the next month. For more info: http://luchalibreaaa.mx/broadcast.html the schedule is below: - Silver Kain & Chessman (10/25) - Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Texano Jr. (11/01) - Psycho Circus (11/08) - El Mesias (11/15) - Joe Lider & Extrem Tiger (11/22) - Octagon (11/29)
AAA 10/21 "Fusion TV" Taping Results 1) Astro de Plata & Freelance def. Dr. Cerebro & Suicida 2) La Hechicera, Sexy Star, & Mari Apache def. La Braza, Nygma, & Polvo de Estrellas 3) Los Inferno Rockers (Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, & Soul Rocker) def. Aerostar, Extreme Tiger, & Super Fly 4) GHC Jr. Heavyweight Titles: Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy (c) def. Daga & Halloween to retain the titles! 5) La Maniarquia (Chessman, Silver Kain, & Ultimo Gladiador) def. El Mesias, Fenix, & Vampiro * NOTES * - Super Fly injured himself on a dive in the 3rd match. - Halloween suffered broken ribs during the GHC Jr. Titles Match. - Chessman pinned Vampiro clean in the Main Event.
AAA 11/03 "Fusion TV" Taping Lineup 1) Astro de Plata & Freelance vs. Trauma I & Trauma II 2) Cuervo, Fabi Apache, & Lolita vs. Gran Apache, Mari Apache, & Sexy Lady 3) AAA Fusion Title Tournament 1st Round: Fenix vs. Drago vs. Toscano vs. Dark Dragon 4) Vampiro & Joe Lider vs. Chessman & Daga 5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & L.A. Park vs. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Silver Kain
AAA 11/04 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup 1) Lobo Rojo & Viernes 13 vs. Principe Guerrero I & Principe Guerrero II 2) Atomo & Demonio del Caribe vs. Dr. Tormenta & Norteno Jr. 3) Gardenia Azteca & Pee Wee vs. Mortifero & Norteno 4) Gato Fantasma, Orquidea Negra, & Principe de Oro vs. Androide, Iron, & Memo Valles 5) Fenix, Super Fly, & Silver Star vs. The Shadow, Tigre Universitario, & Vaquero Romo 6) Drago, Electroshock, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Texano Jr., Toscano, & Diluvio Negro I * NOTES * - AAA sponsored event with mostly local guys in the first 4 matches.
AAA 11/09 TV Taping Lineup 1) Lolita, Mascarita Dorada, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Taya Valkyrie, Mini Psicosis, & Polvo de Estrellas 2) AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles: Halloween & Mari Apache (c) vs. Cuervo & Fabi Apache 3) The Dark Family (Escoria, Espiritu, & Ozz) vs. Los Inferno Rockers (Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, & Soul Rocker) 4) Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown) vs. El Consejo (Silver Kain, Toscano, & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.) 5) Cibernetico & El Mesias vs. Perro Aguayo Jr. & Texano Jr. * NOTES * - Don't expect that 2nd Match to happen with Halloween suffering broken ribs at the last set of TV tapings.
INDY & OTHER NEWS
Sean Waltman Reforming Tag Team In CHIKARA This week CHIKARA announced that former WWE/TNA/WCW star Sean Waltman would be returning to CHIKARA under the 1-2-3 Kid moniker and would be reforming his tag team with Marty Jannetty to face off against The Heart Throbs (Antonio Thomas & Romeo Roselli) at the 11/18 "The Cibernetico Rises" event in New York! Kid & Jannetty actually won the Tag Team Gauntlet at last month's show and are looking to earn a title shot by earning more points against the former WWE & TNA tag team.
INDY 10/20 Arena Aragon Results 1) Arceus def. The Power 2) Belial & Terremoto def. Metaleon & Tornado 3) Estrella de Fuego & Muenca de Plata def. Sherry & Bastet 4) Johnny Villalobos, La Chola, & Leon Dorado def. Big Mama, Desafio, & Metaleon 5) Los Colombianos (El Combiano, Miserable, & Ricky Ricon) def. Chica Yeye, Loco Max, & Samoth
INDY 10/20 Sinaloa, Mexico Results 1) Dr. Necropsia & Wilbert def. El Pajaro & El Principe 2) El Sinaloense & Fly Metal def. Black Ninja & Hechicero 3) Real Fuerza Aerea (Argenis & Atomic Boy) def. Psion Kristal & Tabu 4) Mascarita Divina & Mascarita Sagrada def. Dinastia & Mini Charly Manson 5) Drago & La Parka Jr. def. Dark Dragon & Octagon
NWG 10/20 Arena Roberto Paz Results 1) Avispon de Plata, Dorado Jr., & Red Swan def. Black Golden, Hyspano, & Rey Neron 2) Conde Jr., Kal-El, & Latin Brother def. El Hijo de Andy Barrow, Geovanni, & Rey Star 3) Capitan Cobra, El Roquero, & Rudy Santana def. Alex Romano, Guero Loco, & Roberto Paz Jr. via DQ 4) 3-Way Dance: Keira def. La Pantera & La Vaquerita 5) 4-Way Ultraviolent Extreme Match: Makabre def. Aeroboy, Shiryu Dragon, & Tony Rodriguez
INDY 10/21 Arena Cuautepec Results 1) Black Roster, Charly Boy, & Jonhy Crazy def. Kivito, La Mole, & Thanator 2) Relampago Dorado def. Elektro Man 3) Los Oficials Elite (Oficial Factor, Oficial Rayan, & Oficial Spartan) def. Adamantium, Centella Oriental, & Cosmos Negro 4) Hijo del Signo, La Mancha, & Mantyz def. Demencia, Kid Acero, & Kid Flash via DQ 5) Los Hermanos Dinamita (Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000, & Universo 2000) def. El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Scorpio Jr., & Villano III
INDY 10/21 Arena Azteca Budokan Results 1) Torneo de Novatos Cibernetico: Caballero Bush def. Adrenalina, Angel Divino, Artillero 2000, Baby Latino, Black Falcon, Corazon Latino, Corcel de Plata, Crazy Latino, El Gato, Esparta, Factor Miedo, Herom, Jaguar, Jou Tewy, Kick Drako, Logan Extreme, MC Killer, Principe Fenix, Principe Imperial, Principe Mixteco, Principe Veneno, Seiya, Shaman Jr., Skyman, Spartako, Turel, & Zonaka 2) Copa Acorazado Moreno Torneo Cibernetico: Golden Bull def. Acorazado Moreno, Decnnis, El Burgues, Elemento, El Intrepido, El Pillo, Rayo Tapatio II, Espiral Negro, Estrella del Futuro, Hell Boy, La Furia, Mixteco, Principe Gitano, Shaman, Showper Boy, Templario, & Z4 3) Arena Azteca Budokan Minis Title Cibernetico: Mini Oriental def. Mini Cibernetico, Mini Headhunter, Mini Histeria, & Octagoncito to win the vacant title! 4) Cynthia Moreno, Esther Moreno, & Rossy Moreno def. Cachetada, Diva Salvaje, & Pimpinela Escarlata 5) Arena Azteca Budokan Title: Soldado del Futuro (c) def. El Puma to retain the title! 6) The Psycho Circus (Psycho Clown, Murder Clown, & Monster Clown) def. La Familia de Tijuana (Damian 666 & Bestia 666) & Nortux la Momia 7) Dr. Wagner Jr., Dr. Wagner III, & El Oriental def. El Consejo (Texano Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Toscano) * NOTES * - Main Event is kind of awkward. Wagner Jr. teaming with his ex-brother-in-law (Oriental) who is also Wagner III's uncle. Wagner Jr.'s ex-wife Rossy was also on the card with her sisters.
LyC 10/21 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results 1) Chamaco Gurrola, Darkgenis, & Mini Hator def. Crazy 93, Extreme Boy, & Mini Neurosis 2) Triple Threat: Jennifer Blake def. Lady Puma & La Hiedra 3) Copa 57th Anniversario Torneo Cibernetico: Antifaz del Norte def. Mascara Purpura, Rico Rodriguez, El Tackle, Lumino, Gabanelli, Genocida, Perseus, Bengali, Angel Dorado Jr., Rey Imagen, Caballo Dorado, Potro, & Rey Orion 4) Pirata Morgan, Difunto I, & Monje Negro Jr. def. Super Parka, Gemelo Muerte I, & Gemelo Muerte II 5) Hijo del Ninja, Humberto Garza, & Zumbi def. Cuervo, Espiritu, & Ozz via DQ 6) Jack Evans & La Parka Jr. def. Perro Aguayo Jr. & Psicosis
IWRG 10/21 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Epidemia & Matrix Jr. def. Astro Rey Jr. & Dragon Celestial 2) Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., & Comando Negro def. Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, & Saruman 3) Eterno, Heddi Karaoui, & Violencia Jr. def. Relampago, Trauma I, & Trauma II 4) Cien Caras Jr., Scorpio Jr., & Zumbido def. El Angel, Negro Navarro, & Veneno 5) IWRG Junior de Juniors #1 Contenders Match: Hijo de Pirata Morgan def. Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 6) IWRG Junior de Juniors Title: Hijo de Pirata Morgan def. Oficial Spartan (c) to win the title!
IWRG 10/25 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Matrix Jr. & Star Boy Jr. def. Arana de Plata & Astro Rey Jr. 2) Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., & Yack def. Cerebro Negro, La Cobra, & Relampago 3) Oficiales Elite (Oficial Factor, Oficial Rayan, & Oficial Spartan) def. Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro, & Toxico via DQ 4) IWRG IC Middleweight Title: El Angel (c) def. Oficial AK47 to retain the title! 5) La Dinastia de la Muerte (Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II) def. Los Piratas (Pirata Morgan, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Barba Roja)
UWE 10/31 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup 1) Beda, Olimpus, & Spider Boy vs. Conde Bartok, Magia Negra, & Violento 2) Cerebro Maligno, Herejia, Judas el Traidor, & Rey Krimen vs. Demencia Dorada, Dragosth, Gargola, & Golden Psicopata 3) Big Mama vs. Taya Valkyrie 4) Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, & Tormento vs. Dowki, Hanaoka, Nihon Dragon, & Samurai 5) Hair vs. Hair Match: Rocky Santana vs. Iron Love 6) Juventud Guerrera, Psicosis, & Super Crazy vs. Extreme Tiger, Joe Lider, & Ultimo Gladiador * NOTES * - Juvi, Psicosis, & Crazy reform The Mexicools (from their WWE run) for the first time since 2006. Tiger, Lider, & Gladiador are all former Mexican Powers members as well which was also a group with Juvi. Also Psicosis II and Crazy Boy (Super Crazy's cousin) were members of that group.
IWRG 11/01 "Castillo del Terror '12" Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Mini Super Astro & Voladorcito vs. Bracito de Plata & Mr. Aguilita 2) Amazona, Fenix, & Ludark Shaitan vs. Cristal, La Sadica, & Pasion Kristal 3) Copa Higher Power Torneo Cibernetico: Alan Extreme, Centvrion, Comando Negro, Dinamic Black, Eterno, Golden magic, Imposible, & Saruman vs. Dragon Celestial, Electro Boy, La Cobra, Matrix Jr., Relampago, Serpiente de Oro, Sky Angel, & Violencia Jr. 4) Psycho Circus (Psycho Clown, Murder Clown, & Monster Clown) vs. Cien Caras Jr., Espiritu, & Heddi Karaoui 5) Mask vs. Mask Steel Cage Match: Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 vs. Trauma I vs. Oficial Spartan vs. Oficial 911 vs. Oficial Factor vs. Trauma II vs. Carta Brava Jr. vs. Oficial Fierro vs. El Angel vs. Hijo de Pirata Morgan
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. (Player Uno & Player Dos) 4) AR Fox vs. Ricochet 5) CIMA, Rich Swann, & ACH vs. Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, & Drew Gulak 6) Johnny Gargano vs. EITA
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 vs. Super Smash Bros. 6) Open The United Gate Titles: CIMA & AR Fox (c) vs. Winners of Genki/Saito vs. Super Smash Bros.
DG-USA 11/04 "Freedom Fight '12" iPPV Long Island, NY Lineup 1) Arik Cannon vs. ACH 2) Jon Davis vs. EITA 3) Jigsaw & Fire Ant vs. The Super Smash Bros. 4) CIMA vs. Sami Callihan 5) Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito vs. El Generico & Samuray del Sol 6) 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) Soldier Ant & deviANT vs. F.I.S.T. (Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor) 2) The Batiri (Kodama, Obariyon, & Kobald) vs. Da Soul Touchaz (Willie Richardson, Marshe Rockett, & Acid Jaz) 3) Gran Akuma vs. Tim Donst 4) Mike Quackenbush vs. Colt Cabana 5) El Generico vs. The Shard 6) 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) Sugar Dunkerton & Icarus vs. Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano 2) Dasher Hatfield vs. Tim Donst 3) Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. The Shard & deviANT 4) Young Lions Cup: Mr. Touchdown (c) vs. Saturyne 5) The Young Bucks & The Bravado Brothers vs. 3.0 (Shane Matthews & Scott Parker), Gran Akuma, & El Generico
INDY 11/17 Arena Neza Lineup 1) Mr. Leo, Saruman, & Turbo vs. Black Thunder, Super Colt, & Vampiro Metalico 2) Dr. Cerebro, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Suicida vs. Henry, Neza Kid, & Rey Lobo 3) Comando Negro vs. Guerrero Mixtico 4) El Hijo de Anibal, Ray Mendoza Jr., & Solar I vs. Black Terry, Negro Navarro, & Pirata Morgan 5) El Hijo del Santo & Villano IV vs. Blue Demon Jr. & Fuerza Guerrera
LUCHA SPOTLIGHT: Konnan & The Luchadors vs. Jerry Lynn & X-Division
Former WCW star and Lucha superstar Konnan appeared on TNA Wrestling's very first show in 2002 but did not return until February of 2003. By that point one of the things that had made TNA unique was it's X-Division, which Konnan claimed was a complete "ripoff" of Lucha Libre. When Konnan returned he came to prove that Lucha was superior to the X-Division while former ECW Champion and TNA "pioneer" Jerry Lynn stood up to him. Konnan acknowledged Lynn's time in WCW as the masked Mr. JL and how he wrestled Psicosis, Juventud Guerrera, Rey Misterio Jr., and others during that time, which Lynn responded to by saying that he was the only American that could make them "look good." Every week for 2 months Konnan brought in a different luchador to battle Lynn.
In the first match Konnan enlisted the help of the S.A.T. (Jose & Joel Maximo), cousins of former X-Division Champion Amazing Red, to face off against Lynn in a Triple Threat. During the entire match the S.A.T. double teamed Lynn but miscommunication resulted in Lynn outsmarting the tag team. An irate Konnan then recruited former WCW Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera the next week and claimed that every X-Division wrestler has studied tape of Juvi at one point or another. After a fantastic match with Juvi, Lynn again was able to pull off the victory following a rollup when it seemed that Juvi was close to a victory. During the match Juvi had shown Lynn respect and in doing so had pissed Konnan off.
For Lynn's next challenge Konnan recruiting someone that Lynn had history with, former ECW TV Champion "The Insane Luchador" Super Crazy! After yet another fantastic match Lynn still was able to best one of Konnan's luchadors when Lynn reversed a Crazy Frankensteiner from the top into a rollup. Konnan attacked Crazy after the match, irate at him losing to Lynn. The next week Konnan decided to amp things up a bit by bringing in a top tag team from Mexico: Mexico's Most Wanted (Damian 666 & Halloween). Lynn teamed with David Young to face off against the violent tag team. During the match Young injured his knee on a dive and Konnan then went after the knee as well leaving Lynn alone against Damian & Halloween. After being double teamed for several minutes Lynn was yet again able to squeak out a victory when it looked like defeat was certain, and an irate Konnan attacked Lynn after the match this time to the point where Mexico's Most Wanted actually had to restrain him.
Konnan decided it was time to take things into his own hand and got into the ring the next go around teaming with Juventud Guerrera to face Jerry Lynn and young X-Division star Jason Cross. Finally the luchadors were able to gain a victory when Konnan countered a Lynn Sunset Flip attempt and holding onto the ropes for added leverage. The next week would be the culmination of this feud with Konnan and Lynn finally stepping into the ring one-on-one. Before the match Konnan claimed that TNA had taken "70 years of Lucha Libre" and simply renamed the X-Division which Lynn took exception to. Lynn was able to win yet another one after an extremely physical match. The following week Konnan and Lynn had one final face-to-face in the ring. This time Lynn acknowledged the influence Lucha Libre has had on not just the X-Division but also his career. He noted how he and Sean Waltman (X-Pac/Syxx-Pac) would watch lucha tapes to try and pick things up. Lynn put over some of the luchadors he had faced in his career like Dos Caras Sr., Rey Misterio Jr., Villano III, and Los Brazos and said that it was a honor to do so. Konnan shook Lynn's hand and said Lynn had earned his respect. Following this feud a masked wrestler would attack Lynn repeatedly while Konnan continually denied being any part of it. The masked "luchador" ended up being Kid Kash's manager/valet Trinity which resulted in her costing Lynn the X-Division Title (and shots at it) several times.
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