As I?ve already said in my Impact recap, I missed last week due to coming down to the Swine Flu, but this week I will be throwing in all the news and notes (results as well) that I had planned for last week in this week's edition as well in a jammed packed Viva la Raza. Also, I did a write-up for the big Gran Alternativa Tournament that happened last week and I decided to include it as well despite the Gran Alternativa taking place last week. Let's get to it!
The History of Gran Alternativa & Info Since 1994 the CMLL promotion has used the Torneo Gran Alternativa (the tournament was not held in 1997, 2000, & 2002 but was held twice in 1996 & 1998) to help usher in young talent to be seen as equal to other top veteran talent. 8 teams are involved in the tourney and all 8 teams consist of a veteran and a young wrestler. This tournament has helped to build such stars as Hector Garza, Shocker, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero, Alan Stone, Mistico, La Mascara, La Sombra, as well as others. Also, great veteran stars (and some legends) such as Negro Casas, Silver King, Emilio Charles Jr., Blue Panther, Felino, Villano IV, El Hijo del Santo, Atlantis, & Perro Aguayo Jr. have helped build these young stars in this tournament. In it's history only 3 men have won the tournament twice: the legendary Emilio Charles Jr. and the two top current wrestlers in CMLL: Mistico & Ultimo Guerrero. Also, only two men have won the tournament as a young wrestler and then later as a veteran: Mistico & Guerrero once again. In 1994, the tournament's first year, veteran Negro Casas teamed with then young star Hector Garza (this was even pre-WCW for Garza) and the two team went on to defeat the teams of Halcon Negro Jr. & Dr. Wagner Jr. (another future superstar), Pierroth & Guerrero de la Muerte (now Toxico), and in the finals Satanico & Arkangel de la Muerte. Garza is now one of the top wrestlers in CMLL (as well as in AAA in the past) and has traveled all over the world competing in such companies as WCW and TNA Wrestling in America. In 1995 the team of Silver King & Shocker went onto win the tournament defeating Pierroth Jr. & Chicago Express, Bestia Salvaje & Corazon Salvaje (now known as Azazel), and Dr. Wagner Jr. & Astro Rey Jr. (who later became Mephisto) along the way. Shocker, like Garza, is now a top star in CMLL (also was in AAA as well) and has also traveled all over the world competing for TNA (like Garza) and even was the star of a McDonalds commercial a few years ago. In 1996 two different tournaments were held. In the first, the team of Bestia Salvaje & Chicago Express won the tourney defeating Dos Caras Sr. & Bronco, El Hijo del Santo & Olimpico (a huge win), and Atlantis & Atlantico in the finals. Chicago Express is one of the few exceptions to the rule as he never really got going anywhere. The 2nd tournament that year was a bit more successful in the long run as Emilio Charles Jr. teamed up with the young Rey Bucanero to win it defeating the teams of Lizmark Jr. & Jaguar, Satanico & Karloff Lagarde Jr., and Hector Garza & Mr. Niebla. Bucanero went onto become a very successful star in CMLL winning several championships and too has competed in both the United States and Japan. In 1998 Emilio Charles Jr. repeated this time teaming with Tony Rivera to defeat Bestia Salvaje & Guerrero de la Muerte in the finals. Rivera has since garnered moderate success around Mexico in both CMLL and IWRG. In 1999 once again two tournaments were held in the year. The first saw the team of the legendary Blue Panther & the young and hungry Ultimo Guerrero winning the tourney defeating great teams like the legendary Fuerza Guerrera & Rey Bucanero, the previous years winners Emilio Charles Jr. & Tony Rivera, and in the finals Mr. Niebla & Atlantico. Guerrero has since gone onto become one of the biggest stars in CMLL as well as Mexico in general and has too competed all over the world. The 2nd tourney in 1999 saw the team of Felino & Tigre Blanco win it and defeat the legendary Mascara Ano 2000 & Sangre Azteca, Ringo Mendoza & Ricky Marvin, and Scorpio jr. & Fugaz (now known as Ramstein). In 2001 the team of Olimpico & Psicodelico Jr. (the son of the original and cousin of Dos Caras Jr.) teamed up to win this years tournament defeating Gran Markus Jr. & Dr. X, Blue Panther & Virus, and Black Warrior & Sangre Azteca on the way to their win. Psicodelico Jr. bounced around Mexico and the United States wrestling for various INDY's after leaving CMLL before singing a developmental contract with the WWE. He has since been released by the WWE, however. In 2003 Villano IV teamed with Alan Stone to defeat Mascara Ano 2000 & Sagrado in the finals. Alan Stone has become a midcard fixture in Mexico for CMLL and AAA (currently) as well as forming a great tag team wtih his brother. In 2004 the legendary El Hijo del Santo teamed up with the man, that at that time, was seen as the future of the business in Mistico to win the tournament. The historic duo defeated the father-son team of Misterioso I & Misterioso II, Atlantis & Volador Jr., and Ultimo Guerrero and Dr. X along the way. Mistico, along with Guerrero, are probably the biggest success stories of this tourney. After this tourney Mistico went straight into the Main Event and hasn't left since. In 2005 Atlantis & La Mascara teamed up to win the tourney defeating Damian666 & Apocalipsis, Ultimo Guerrero & Sangre Azteca, and Dr. Wagner Jr. & Misterioso II along the way. La Mascara is currently one of the top young stars in CMLL. In '06 Perro Aguayo Jr. teamed up with Misterioso II (in his 3rd attempt in the tourney) to win it defeating Lizmark Jr. & Mascara Purpura, Hectro Garza & Hombre sin Nombre, and Ultimo Guerrero & Nitro along the way. In 2007 Mistico returned to the Gran Alternativa this time as a veteran and he teamed with La Sombra to win it again beating Heavy Metal & Super Nova, Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mascara Purpura, and Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia along the way. La Sombra has since become, like Mascara, one of the top young up-and-comers really getting noticed in 2008 and forming a great tag team with Volador Jr. eventually winning the Tag Titles. Last year Ultimo Guerrero teamed with youngster Dragon Rojo Jr. to win the tourney defeating Shocker & Angel Azteca Jr., Blue Panther & Axel, and Dos Caras Jr. & Metalik. The tournament was actually the debut of the Dragon Rojo Jr. persona (he had previously wrestled as Diamante Negro Jr.). Rojo is now a member of the Poder Mexica group is a co-holder of the CMLL World Trios Titles. This years tournament feature great young-veteran teams such as Angel de Oro & Mistico, Blue Panther & Rey Cometa, Rouge & Shocker, Hector Garza & Angel de Plata, Atlantis & Camorra, Mr. Niebla & Tiger Kid, Averno & Olvora, and Yujiro & Semental (which I'm not sure who is who because Semental debuted in 2005 while Yujiro debuted only a year earlier). The teams to really watch this year are Mistico & Angel de Oro and Blue Panther & Rey Cometa. On 09/25 Shigeo Okumura teamed with Yujiro and won the 2009 Gran Alternativa Tournament and for the first time a Japanese tandem walked away with the tourney crown.
CMLL Posts Preview Videos of Anniversary Show
Earlier this week CMLL posted special videos on their official youtube page previewing the big Anniversary Show that went down this past weekend. The first video is an awesome video that shows off CMLL's new stage/ramp and takes a special trip around the arena as the company is getting ready for the show. Setting up the stages, lights, cameras, etc. and then the 2nd video shows highlights from the Womens Match featuring Dark Angel & Lady Apache facing Amapola & Hiroka. The third video features highlights from the Minis Match pitting Bam Bam, Electrico, & Pequeno Olimpico against Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito. The the show show should be debuting on Mexican TV in October. The videos are below:
Sarita aka Dark Angel Wins Title in TNA This past Sunday at TNA's "No Surrender" PPV Sarita (Dark Angel in CMLL) and Taylor Wilde won the finals of the Knockouts Tag Team Titles Tournament (defeating the Beautiful People) to become the very first champions in TNA's history. - Sarita & Taylor celebrate with their new belts (courtesy tnawrestling.com):
Lizmark Jr. Leaves CMLL Super Luchas broke the news this week that CMLL star (and former WCW star) Lizmark Jr. has left the CMLL promotion to join up with Perro Aguayo Jr.'s Perros del Mal! More info as it comes.
CMLL 09/16 Dia de la Independica Results 1) Calugila & Messala def. As Jr. & Guerrero Maya Jr. 2) Astro Boy, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa def. Euforia, Nosferatu, & Virus 3) Bam Bam & Mascarita Dorada def. Pequeno Damian666 & Pequeno Warrior 4) El Terrible, Heavy Metal, & Texano Jr. def. Sagrado, Stuka Jr., & Valiente 5) Mistico, Las Sombra, & Volador Jr. def. Felino, Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla via DQ
CMLL 09/18 "76th Anniversary Show" Results 1) Dark Angel & Lady Apache def. Amapola & Hiroka 2) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Pequeno Olimpico def. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito 3) Hijo del Fantasma, Mascara Dorada, & Sagrado def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca 4) La Mascar, La Sombra, & Volador Jr. def. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto via DQ 5) Team Japan (Jushin Thunder Liger, Shigeo Okumura, Tetsuya Naito, & Yujiro) def. Team Mexico (Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, Black Warrior, & Hector Garza) 6) Mask vs. Hair: Mistico def. Negro Casas * NOTES * - Said to be a sellout or at least very close. - In the Segunda Bam Bam was stretchered out after the match. - In the 3rd fall of the 4th match La Sombra were a black Spiderman (Venom?) type of gear while Volador wore a new half Volador and half Joker mask. Volador was said to have been very off in this match and seemed to have some type of foot or leg injury early on. Averno pulled on the mask of Volador causing the DQ. - In the Semi-Main Shocker was pulled from the show due to no showing some shows this week (or maybe he just no showed this one) and was replaced by Atlantis. Liger got the pin in the third fall on Guerrero with his feet on the ropes. - In the Main Event Mistico had La Sombra in his corner and Negro had Felino in his. Mistico took the first fall, Negro the 2nd, and Mistico got the 3rd fall to take the hair of Negro Casas. The match went around 27 minutes total and afterwards Mistico challenged Felino and belted him with a trash can. This was Mistico's 7th Luchas de Apuesstas and he's undefeated in those bouts taking the hair of Antrax & Ebola (in a Double Hair vs. Mask Match), Misterioso II, and now Negro Casas as well as the masks of Black Warrior, Hijo del Diablo, Sepulturero, & Skayde. This was Negro's 22nd Apuestas and only his 6th loss in such a match. - Mistico takes the hair of Negro Casas (courtesy of Super Luchas);
- Mistico & Negro Casas (freshly shaven) grace the cover of Super Luchas following their match:
CMLL 09/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Principe Dylan def. Nocturno 2) Angel & Saturno def. El Acertijo & In Memoria 3) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro def. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno 4) Mask vs. Mask: Astaroth def. Fraile de la Muerte 5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, & Metro def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Nosferatu, & Sangre Azteca 6) Hector Garza, Shocker, & La Sombra def. Mephisto, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
CMLL 09/21 Arena Puebla Results 1) Policeman & Sauron def. Crazy Black & King Jaguar 2) Metalico, Molotov, & Sarman def. Apocalipsis, Ramstein, & Tiger Kid 3) Pequeno Olimpico, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior 4) Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto def. Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, & Toscano 5) Jushin Thunder Liger, Shigeo Okumura, & Yujiro def. Blue Panther, Hector Garza, & Mistico
CMLL 09/25 "2009 Gran Alternativa" Arena Mexico Results 1) Flash, Metro, & Stuka Jr. def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Skandalo 2) Mexican Lightweight Title: Pierrothito (c) def. Electrico to retain the title! 3) Ephesto, Mephisto, & Texano Jr. def. La Mascara, Toscano, & Volador Jr. 4) Gran Alternativa Quarterfinals: Hector Garza & Angel de Plata def. Averno & Polvora 5) Gran Alternativa Quarterfinals: Shigeo Okumura & Yujiro def. Rouge & Toscano 6) Gran Alternativa Quarterfinals: Mistico & Angel de Oro def. Atlantis & Camorra 7) Gran Alternativa Quarterfinals: Mr. Niebla & Tiger Kid def. Blue Panther & Rey Cometa 8) Gran Alternativa Semifinals: Shigeo Okumura & Yujiro def. Hector Garza & Angel de Plata 9) Gran Alternativa Semifinals: Mistico & Angel de Oro def. Mr. Niebla & Tiger Kid 10) Gran Alternativa Finals: Shigeo Okumura & Yujiro def. Mistico & Angel de Oro to win the 2009 Gran Alternativa Tournament! 11) CMLL Heavyweight Title: Ultimo Guerrero (c) def. Jushin Thunder Liger to retain the title! * NOTES * - Yujiro was originally teaming with Semental (which made NO sense because Yujiro debuted in 2004 and Semental in 2005) but Shigeo Okumura came out and they beat down Semental (which MAKES sense because Okumura is an actual veteran). Yujiro said he refused to team with anyone other than another Japanese wrestler. - This was Pierrothito's first title defense of the Lightweight Title and obviously his first successful defense. - Yujiro & Shigeo become the first Japanese tandem to win the Gran Alternativa. - Guerrero successfully defended his belt for the 7th time which moves him into sole 2nd place for the most the successful Heavyweight Title defenses. Only Universo 2000 is ahead of him with 16, but it should be noted that not even Universo 2000 had this many defenses in a one year time span (Universo's big title run spanned from 1999 until 2003).
CMLL 09/26 Arena Coliseo Acapulco Results 1) Kuman & Titere def. Factor Miedo & Fenix via DQ 2) Destroyer & Pocima Letal def. Capitan Atomo & Cobra 007 3) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino, & Super Brazo def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Demonio Negro, & Skandalo 4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, & Sagrado def. Euforia, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. 5) Hector Garza & Mistico def. Jushin Thunder Liger & Negro Casas via DQ
CMLL 09/27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) Principe Dylan def. Johnny Dinamo 2) Nube Roja & Thunder Boy def. Katana & Skaxy 3) Acertijo & Rafaga def. Magnum & Samurai via DQ 4) Gallo & Hierro def. Asesino Negro & Leon Blanco 5) La Mascara, Mictlan, & Rouge def. Ephesto, Euforia, & Virus 6) Mistico, Shocker, & Toscano def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Texano Jr., & Yujiro
CMLL 09/27 Arena Coliseo Results 1) Bengala & Trueno def. Caligula & Messala 2) Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei def. Amapola, Dark Angel, & Mima Shimoda 3) Fabian el Gitano, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa def. Dr. X, Loco Max, & Vangelis 4) Ray Mendoza Jr., El Terrible, & Tetsuya Naito def. Hijo del Fantasma, Maximo, & Sagrado 5) Blue Panther, Hector Garza, & Volador Jr. def. Black Warrior, Felino, & Ultimo Guerrero via DQ * NOTES * - Finish of the Main Event saw Guerrero foul Volador behind the ref's back for the pin in the 3rd foul and a pissed off Volador challenging Guerrero to a one-on-one match will take place next week!
CMLL 09/28 Arena Puebla Results 1) Black Tiger, Lestat, & Milenium def. Mr. Rafaga, Sauron, & Siki Osama 2) Artillero, Polvora, & Super Comando def. Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Plata, & Sensei 3) Euforia, Nosferatu, & Skandalo def. Flash, Metro, & Stuka Jr. 4) Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Tetsuya Naito, & Yujiro def. Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, Black Warrior, & Dragon Rojo Jr. 5) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Mistico (c) def. Jushin Thunder Liger to retain the title! * NOTES * - This was Mistico's 2nd IWGP Jr. Title defense and his 2nd successful defense. Liger got the first fall with the Liger Bomb and they teased an injury even putting Mistic on on a stretcher, but Mistico refused to go and got a pin in the 2nd with a Suplex. He won the final fall after a Shoulderbreaker to retain his belt. This will be one Liger's final match in this tour of Mexico.
CMLL 09/29 Arena Mexico Results 1) Camorra & Cholo def. Freesbee & Super Camaleon 2) Bronco, Dr. X, & Escorpion def. Diamante, Fabian el Gitano, & Tony Rivera 3) Lady Apache, Lluvia, & Marcela def. Amapola, La Nazi, & Princesa Blanca via DQ 4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca def. Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. 5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara def. Ray Mendoza Jr., Atlantis, & Heavy Metal
CMLL 09/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results 1) In Memoria & Relampago Azul def. El Divino & Meteoro 2) Angel del Mal & Drago def. Idolo & Metatron 3) Gallo & Palacio Negro def. Malefico & Rey Trueno 4) Mictlan & Rouge def. Shigeo Okumura & Virus 5) Ephesto, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. def. Maximo, Shocker, & Toscano
CMLL 10/01 Arena Olimpico Lineup 1) Power Ranger I & Power Ranger II vs. Camorra & Demencia 2) Cesar Garza & Dorado Jr. vs. Arana del Futuro & Aspid 3) Sexy Piscis vs. Gran Davis Jr. 4) Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Shigeo Okumura & Yujiro
CMLL 10/02 Arena Mexico Lineup 1) Leono & Tigre Blanco vs. Apocalipsis & Ramstein 2) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Mascarita Dorada vs. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior 3) Lightning Match: Metro vs. Euforia 4) La Sombra, Volador Jr., & Valiente vs. Mephisto, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. 5) Hector Garza, Shocker, & Angel de Oro vs. Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla 6) Mistico, Ultimo Guerrero, & Black Warrior vs. Shigeo Okumura, Tetsuya Naito, & Yujiro
CMLL 10/04 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup 1) Metatron & Nube Roja vs. Guero Loco & Titanio 2) Occidente Welterweight Title Cibernetico: Palacio Negro vs. Acertijo vs. Virgo vs. Angel del Mal vs. Saturno vs. Relampago vs. El Divino vs. In Memoria vs. Meteoro vs. Thunder Boy 3) Fabian el Gitano & Metro vs. Hooligan & Loco Max 4) Hector Garza, La Mascara, & Hijo del Fantasma vs. Atlantis, Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla * NOTES * - Occidente Welterweight Title is vacant, last champion was Metalik who is now wrestling as Mascara Dorada.
CMLL 10/04 Arena Coliseo Lineup 1) Delta & Trueno vs. Semental & Zayco 2) Astro Boy, Metalico, & Starman vs. Caligula, Messala, & Rene Guajardo Jr. 3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, & Rey Cometa vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Vangelis, & Virus 4) Blue Panther, Mistico, & Toscano vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto 5) Ultimo Guerrero vs. Volador Jr.
CMLL 10/06 Arena Coliseo Lineup 1) El Divino & Virgo vs. Ebola & Skaxy 2) Infierno & Leon Blanco vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno 3) Mascara Magica & Satanico vs. Astaroth & Horus 4) Fabian el Gitano, Metro, & Neutron vs. Dr. X, Hooligan, & Loco Max 5) Hijo del Fantasma & Mistico vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis
Go Shiozaki Brings GHC Heavyweight Championship to AAA Pro Wrestling NOAH's Go Shiozaki will be coming to AAA down in Mexico in October as backup for Kenzo Suzuki's La Yakuza faction. Shiozaki is the current reigning GHC (Global Honor Crown) Heavyweight Champion of the NOAH promotion in Japan, one of the more prestigious belts in all of Japan. Shiozak just retained his belt against challenger, Akitoshi Saito, earlier this week. La Yakuza has been down a man since El Oriental left AAA. Shiozaki's first match in AAA will be for the 10/09 TV Taping when La Yakuza face's Dr. Wagner's La Wagnermania faction (Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King, & Ultimo Gladiador) in a Trios Matchup. It is unknown just how long Go will be in Mexico (probably a few weeks like NOAH's other ace, KENTA, does when he comes) or whether he will defend his Title or not.
Charly Manson Leaves AAA This week Charly Manson left the AAA promotion only days before his big Hair vs. Hair showdown with Chessman at the "Heroes Immortales" event. Manson was eventually replaced in the event by his brother, Electroshock, after AAA postured for several days claiming that Manson would have to show up due to a contract (which there obviously wasn't). Meanwhile, Charly Manson was announced as the newest member of the Perros del Mal promotion along with El Oriental & Lizmark Jr. (who recently left CMLL as well)! The following is the first picture of Perro Aguayo Jr. & Charly (courtesy of La Wagnermania):
Apparently Manson had been unhappy with AAA for quite some time and finally decided to bail, probably before he got his head shaved.
AAA 09/26 "Heroes de Inmortales III" Results 1) Glow In The Dark Match: Argenis, Atomic Boy, & Laredo Kid def. Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II 2) AAA Cruiserweight Title Ladder Match: Extreme Tiger def. Sugi San, Jack Evans, Teddy Hart, & Rocky Romero to win the vacant title! 3) Hardcore Steel Cage Match: Gronda, Nicho el Millionario, & Joe Lider def. Gronda II, Decnnis, & El Elegido 4) AAA Reina de Reinas Title Bull Terrier Match: Sexy Star def. Fabi Apache (c) to win the title! 5) Hair vs. Hair: Chessman def. Electroshock 6) 2009 Copa Pena: Cibernetico def. La Parka Jr., Octagon, Silver King, Alan Stone, El Zorro, Ultimo Gladiador, Kenzo Suzuki, Electroshock, Marco Corleone, Pimpinela Escarlata, Ozz, & Konnan Big 7) AAA Mega-Heavyweight Title: Dr. Wagner Jr. (c) def. El Mesias to retain the title! * NOTES * - Tiger wins the Cruiserweight Title for the 2nd time. It would be nice if maybe they started a one-on-one feud over the belt or at least put some different guys in thet title hunt. - Elegido got put through a table and then pinned in the Hardcore Cage Match. - Sexy Star wins the Reina de Reinas Title for the first time (which AAA is now recognizing as an Official Championship). After the match Konnan brought his new chicks out and they put the strap on Sexy but then turned on her and beat her down. So a nice swerve there, we'll see where it goes. - Of course Charly Manson has left AAA so he was obviously not going to be there for the Hair Match. AAA brought out 4 possible replacements for Chessman to choose from. The choices were La Parka Jr., El Zorro, Cibernetico, & Konnan Big (oh good god), but before Chessman could make his choice Electroshock (real life brother of Manson) walked out and demanded to replace his brother. It was granted and the fight was on. Said to be a ton of blood in this one and Konnan (the real Konnan not that goof Konnan Big) actually ended up throwing powder in Electro's face because he turned his back on the Legion. They shaved Electro's head and then La Parka Jr. came out and grabbed referee Hijo de Tirantes and shaved his head for not 'seeing' what happened with the powder. - Konnan Big was the surprise entrant in the Pena Cup, joy. It wasn't a gauntlet match this year, instead just a big Battle Royal. - Wagner retains his belt for the 2nd time.
AAA 10/03 Plaza de Toros el Pinal Lineup 1) Fabi Apache & Gran Apache vs. Billy Boy & Sexy Star 2) Alan Stone & Relampago vs. Pasion Kristal & Pimpinela Escarlata 3) Cibernetico & Groon XXX vs. Gronda II & Kenzo Suzuki
AAA 10/09 TV Taping Lineup 1) Mascarita Sagrada 2K7, Mini Charly Manson, & Octagonicto vs. Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, & Mini Psicosis 2) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs. Cinthia Moreno & Sexy Star 3) Laredo Kid, Octagon, & Super Fly vs. Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz 4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, & Ultimo Gladiador vs. Go Shiozaki, Kenzo Suzuki, & Sugi San 5) El Mesias, La Parka Jr., & Marco Corleone vs. Cibernetico, Joe Lider, & Nicho el Millionario
AAA 10/22 Dallas, TX Lineup 1) Fabi Apache & Octagoncito vs. Mini Abismo Negro & Sexy Star 2) Crazy Boy, Marco Corleone, & Super Fly vs. Murder Clown, Monster Clown, & Psycho Clown 3) Jack Evans, Laredo Kid, & La Parka Jr. vs. Silver King, Teddy Hart, & Ozz * NOTES * - This is AAA's return to the United States!
Freedom Gate Tournament Format Finalized This week DGUSA finalized the format of this November's Open The Freedom Gate Championship Tournament to crown the very first Open the Freedom Gate Champ. The tournament will have on Qualifying round that will feature 4 matches with 13 participants. Each match will have one winner and the winner of each of those matches will move onto the Final Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match. The first 2 matches in the Qualifying Round will be one-on-one singles matches. The 3rd match will be a Triple Threat (one fall) Match and the final Qualifying Match will be a huge 6-Way Scramble (one fall). DGUSA has already signed Nick Jackson (The Young Bucks), Matt Jackson (The Young Bucks), CIMA, Brian Kendrick, Davey Richards, Mike Quackenbush, and YAMATO for the tournament with 6 more participants to be announced. The Fray will not go down at the "Open the Freedom Gate" but instead the special pre-show bonus match will be a one-on-one singles match. Also, DGUSA released the special poster for the "Untouchable" PPV (which will feature the "Open The Untouchable Gate" show) which features Davey Richards, CIMA, Naruki Doi, Shingo, Bryan Danielson, & Brian Kendrick on it. The following is the poster (courtesy DGUSA.tv):
Dragon Gate To Have 3 Titles Defended In October On 10/14 the Open The Triangle Gate Champions: Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & PAC will defend their belts against Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, & Akebono. On 10/18 YAMATO & Shingo Takagi will defend their newly won Open The Twin Gate Titles against Kenichiro Arai & Yasushi Kanda. Finally, on 10/25 Naruki Doi will defend the Open The Dream Gate Title against Susumu Yokosuka.
Dragon Gate 09/21 Niigata Results 1) Masato Yoshino & BxB Hulk def. Taku Iwasa & Dragon Kid 2) Masaaki Nochizuki def. Jackson Florida 3) Shingo Takagi & YAMATO def. Genki Horiguchi & Kenichiro Arai 4) Naruki Doi & Naoki Tanisaki def. Don Fujii & Anthony W. Mori 5) CIMA, KAGETORA, Susumu Yokosuka, & Gamma def. Cyber Kong, Yasushi Kanda, Ryo Saito, & Kazy
Dragon Gate 09/27 Tokyo Results 1) Ikuto Hidaka & Yuta Yoshikawa def. Masaaki Mochizuki & Kotoka Shiiba 2) Jushin Thunder Kiku-iger def. Jushin Stalker 3) K-Ness & Dick Togo def. Super Shenlong & Gran Hamada 4) Takashi Okita def. Cyber Kong 5) Taku Iwasa, YAMATO, & Shingo Takagi fought Minoru, Hayato Jr., & Ikuto Hidaka to a DRAW 6) Minoru, Hayato Jr., & Ikuto Hidaka def. Taku Iwasa, YAMATO, & Shingo Takagi
Dragon Gate 09/01 "Gate of Victory" Yamaguchi Results 1) Genki Horiguchi, Kzy, & Yasushi Kanda def. Akira Tozawa, Dragon Kid, & Anthony W. Mori 2) K-Ness def. Jackson Florida 3) CIMA & Gamma def. Ryo Saito & Cyber Kong via DQ 4) Shingo Takagi & YAMATO def. KAGETORA & Susumu Yokosuka 5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & Naoki Tanisaki def. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Super Shisa, & Akebono
Dragon Gate 10/03 Okayama Lineup 1) Genki Horiguchi, Kzy, & Cyber Kong vs. Don Fujii, K-Ness, & Kotoka Shiiba 2) Syachihoko Machine vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa 3) Naruki Doi & Naoki Tanisaki vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Anthony W. Mori 4) Masato Yoshino & BxB Hulk vs. Ryo Saito & Yasushi Kanda 5) CIMA, KAGETORA, Gamma, & Susumu Yokosuka vs. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid, & Akira Tozawa
Dragon Gate 10/04 Saga Lineup 1) Ryo Saito, Cyber Kong, & Yasushi Kanda vs. K-Ness, Dragon Kid, & Akira Tozawa 2) CIMA vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa 3) Don Fujii vs. Shisa Boy 4) YAMATO & Shingo Takagi vs. Masaki Mochizuki & Anthony W. Mori 5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk vs. KAGETORA, Susumu Yokosuka, & Gamma 6) Open The Brave Gate Title: Naoki Tanisaki (c) vs. Genki Horiguchi
Dragon Gate 10/05 Fukuoka Lineup 1) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & Naoki Tanisaki vs. CIMA, KAGETORA, & Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa 2) Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Jackson Florida 3) Don Fujii & Kotoka Shiiba vs. K-Ness & Shisa Boy 4) Susumu Yokosuka & Gamma vs. BxB Hulk & Anthony W. Mori 5) YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Dragon Kid, & Akira Tozawa vs. Ryo Saito, Cyber Kong, Genki Horiguchi, & Yasushi Kanda
Dragon Gate 10/06 Miyazaki Lineup 1) Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi, & Yasushi Kanda vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Anthony W. Mori, & Kotoka Shiiba 2) K-Ness vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa 3) YAMATO & Akira Tozawa vs. Don Fujii & Shisa Boy 4) Shingo Takagi & Dragon Kid vs. Cyber Kong & Kzy 5) CIMA, SusumuYokosuka, KAGETORA, & Gamma vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & Naoki Tanisaki
Dragon Gate 10/07 Oita Lineup 1) Ryo Saito, Cyber Kong, & Kzy vs. Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & Shisa Boy 2) Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Anthony W. Mori 3) Don Fujii & K-Ness vs. Skull Reaper A-ji & Umanosuke Ueda 4) Akebono vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa 5) Naoki Tanisaki & Naruki Doi vs. Yasushi Kanda & Genki Horiguchi 6) CIMA, KAGETORA, Susumu Yokosuka, & Gamma vs. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Akira Tozawa, & Dragon Kid
Dragon Gate 10/13 "World 1 Presents The World Is One" Tokyo Lineup 1) Naoki Tanisaki & Bear Fukuda vs.PAC & Kotoka Shiiba 2) Triple Threat: Masato Yoshino vs. Syachihoko Machine vs. Johnson Florida 3) Super Shenlong 50 Match Series: Super Shenlong vs. Kazuchika Okada 4) Masato Yoshino & BxB Hulk vs. Shinobu & Madoka 5) Naruki Doi & Koji Kanemoto vs. YAMATO & Akira Tozawa
Dragon Gate 11/01 "Dragon Gate Invasion: UK" Oxford, UK Lineup 1) Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito vs. Johnny Storm & Marty Scurll 2) KAGETORA vs. Mark Haskins 3) Dragon Kid vs. Masato Yoshino 4) Susumu Yokosuka vs. Shingo Takagi 5) Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, & PAC vs. CIMA & The Young Bucks
INDY & OTHER NEWS
CHIKARA DVD Special Lucha/Puro DVD site, SmartMarkVideo, has a special CHIKARA Sampler DVD special going on this week. This special sampler features 5 CHIKARA matches as well as some bonuses. The bonuses are a look at what went down in August in CHIKARA, a special trailer for the "Aniversario Yang" DVD, and Episode #173 of CHIKARA's weekly online podcast. The matches featured on the DVD are below: 1) Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Helios, & Lince Dorado vs. Hallowicked, Frightmare, Hallowickedcito, & Frightmarecito ("Aniversario Yang" 2009) 2) Eddie Kingston vs. Claudio Castagnoli ("Aniversario Yang" 2009) 3) Team F.1.S.T. vs. The Future Is Now ("King of Trios 2009 Night 3" 4) Kota Ibushi vs. Jigsaw vs. El Generico vs. Matt Jackson ("King of Trios 2009 Night 2") 5) Osirian Portal vs. The Colony ("Revelation X") The best thing about this special sampler is that it's only $1.99 so it is a great deal, but they're only doing this special through October 3rd so you have to hurry. The following is the link to the page to order it: http://www.smartmarkvideo.com/Chikara-DVD-2009-Chikara-Sampler/
Perros del Mal Get TV Deal This week (through gritamx.com) Perro Agyao Jr.'s PdM (Perros del Mal) finally announced their TV deal that they have been talking about for months. Starting this weekend (showing older PdM matches) their TV show will begin airing every Saturday on Televisa Canal 9 (which also airs AAA and CMLL programming). The first TV Taping will be on 10/011! Looks like we might finally get to actually SEE Perro's product.
Rey Mysterio Jr. Returning at Hell In A Cell WWE superstar, Rey Mysterio Jr., will be making his official comeback from his suspension (due to wellness policy violation) at the Hell In A Cell PPV this Sunday teaming up with Batista to face the WWE Unified Tag Team Champions, Chris Jericho & Big Show, for the titles. This will be Rey's first match since he lost the Intercontinental Title to John Morrison last month. Despite the PPV name, this match will not be in the Hell In A Cell cage, only the 3 Main Events will be inside the infamous cage.
Fire Ant & Soldier Ant to Captain Teams in Cibernetico CHIKARA will be holding their "Cibernetico Incredible" show on 10/18 in Philly and the captains of both teams for the annual Torneo Cibernetico have been announced. The new Tag Team Champions of CHIKARA, Fire Ant & Soldier Ant, have been named the captain of each team. Fire Ant has already selected CHIKARA ace, Mike Quackenbush, as the first member of his team and Soldier Ant has already selected Jigsaw (the longtime partner of Quack) as his first partner. Each man will choose 6 more partners for the huge 16-man Torneo Cibernetico. Also, the night before at "An Optimistic View of a Pessimistic World" in Easton, PA Fire Ant & Soldier Ant will team up to defend their belts for the first time against the team of Grizzly Redwood & Brodie Lee!
Super Crazy Faces Off with Kaz Hayashi On the 09/26 All Japan show Super Crazy got his shot at Kaz Hayshi's AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Championship. The two faced off each other in the Jr. League Tournament earlier this summer and fought to a draw, but this time around Kaz was able to pull off the win in what was said to be a very exciting bout between the two.
PdM 09/16 Cuernavaca Results 1) Desilizador de Plata & Pathfinder def. Fabian & Ghost Rider 2) Carta Brava Jr. & Turbo def. Black Thunder & Skayde 3) Leo & Riviero def. Mr. Aguilita & X-Fly 4) Chain Match: Kung Fu Jr. & Ultraman Jr. def. Histeria & Psicosis II via DQ 5) Perro Aguayo Jr. & Damian666 def. El Oriental & Tineblas Jr.
PWR 09/20 Watsonville, CA Results 1) Polyester Express def. Billy Blade & Rik Luxury 2) Ulysses & Shinobi 3) Mr. Wrestling IV def. Derek Sanders 4) Hijo del Sicodelico & Hijo de Rey Mysterio def. Shogun & Vaquero Fantasma 5) El Amante def. Oliver John 6) PWR/NWA World Minis Title: Octagoncito def. El Espantito to become the first champ!
IWRG 09/20 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Rey Tempestad def. Dark Saint 2) Eragon & Star Boy def. Hijo del Signo & Menfis 3) El Hijo del Diablo & Gringo Loco def. Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II 4) Tetsuya Bushi, Chico Che, & Freelance def. Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro 5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro def. Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana Jr., & Veneno
IWRG 09/24 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Guizmo def. Extrano 2) Imperio Azteca & Miss Gaviota def. Black Thunder & Hijo del Signo 3) Eragon & Jack def. Blasfemia & Xibalba 4) Tetsuya Bushi, Exodia, & Freelance def. Avisman, Gringo Loco, & Toxico 5) Hair vs. Hair: Chico Che & Rigo def. Arlequin Amarillo & Arlequin Rojo
INDY 09/27 Results 1) Furia Azteca & Relampago Azteca Jr. def. Estrella Rebelde & Jungla Jr. 2) Chokman, Endeavor, & Lalo el Loco def. Challenger Jr., Fantasma Blanco Jr., & Practicante 3) AULL Tag Titles: Silver Cat & Super Cat (c) def. Epidemia & Super Panda to retain the titles! 4) Mascarita Sagrada & Voladorcito def. Bracito de Plata & Piratita Morgan 5) El Hijo del Santo def. Blue Demon Jr. via DQ
IWRG 09/27 Arena Naucalpan Results 1) Rey Tempestad def. Dark Saint 2) Eragon & Pendulo def. Epidemia & Heavy Boy 3) Tetsuya Bushi, Gemelo Fantastico I, & Gemelo Fantastico II def. Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco 4) Black Terry, Dement, & Toxico def. Chico Che, Exodia, & Rigo 5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, & Pirata Morgan Jr. def. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
IWRG 10/01 Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Fly Star vs. Halcon 2000 2) Eragon & Jack vs. Carta Brava Jr. & Hijo del Signo 3) Tetsuya Bushi, Exodia, & Hombre Bala Jr. vs. Gringo Loco, Memphis, & Xibalba 4) IWRG IC Lightweight Title: Avisman (c) vs. Freelance 5) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Pirata Morgan vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
IWRG 10/04 Arena Naucalpan Lineup 1) Dinamic Black vs. Rey Tempestad 2) Eragon & Imperial vs. Maldito Jr. & Samoa 3) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, & Star Boy vs. El Hijo del Diablo, Fantasma de la Opera, & Gringo Loco 4) Tetsuya Bushi, Pendulo, & Suicida vs. Dement, Toxico, & Veneno 5) Chico Che, Exodia, & Rigo vs. Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro
INDY 10/05 Estadio de Fut Rap Lineup 1) Solar I, Super Astro, & Ultraman vs. Black Terry, El Signo, & Negro Navarro 2) IVP Mixed Tag Titles: Cinthia Moreno & El Oriental vs. Pentagon Black & Xochitl Hamada vs. La Diabolica & Zumbido 3) El Hijo del Santo, L.A. Park, & Super Porky vs. Blue Demon Jr., Charly Manson, & Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
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