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Viva La Raza!: Lucha Weekly
May 22, 2009
By: Josh Boutwell of WrestleView.com


Guadalajara Gives the Go Ahead!
Lucha Libre in Guadalajara has resumed this week (a little early), CMLL started up again on Tuesday.


AAA

El Hijo del Santo Shocks The Lucha World With AAA Return!
At Monday's AAA TV Taping legendary luchador, El Hijo del Santo, made his return to the company for the first time since 1995! Santo has worked a few spot/house shows in the past but has not competed in AAA in well over a decade. Santo was one of the first major lucha stars to jump to AAA in it's early days. Santo stated in his in-ring speech that he had returned to AAA to help bring back the company to Antonio Pena's family. Santo is the third member of Team AAA (joining La Parka Jr. & Octagon) of 5 to be announced for next month's huge TripleMania show which will feature the Main Event Domed Cage Match of Joaquin Roldan's Team AAA facing Konnan's La Legion with ownership of the company on the line! Santo said after the show in an interview that he had only signed a deal to appear at TripleMania at this point but that may change before then (hopefully). Full results from the show below.

Former AAA Star Passes Away
AAA announced on their site this wekek that former AAA lucha star, Canibal, passed away this week. They give the real name Julio Gomez. He was the 2nd Canibal and his uncle was the original. Last time he was in AAA was 2007. It has been revealed that he was struck by a truck while riding his motorcycle causing him to crash and killing him in the process. The funeral was held this past Thursday and he was buried in the place of his birth, Sierra de la Espperanza in Oaxaca.

AAA 05/08 Results
1) Dark Condor & Principe Condor def. Comando Nazi & Pachuco Salvaje
2) AULL Tag Titles: Silver Cat I & Silver Cat II (c) def. Furia Problana & Super Rockero to retain the titles!
3) La Parkita, Mari Apache, & Simbolo def. Epidemia, La Hechicera, & Mascarita de la Muerte
4) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, & Zombie Clown def. Chris Stone, Laredo Kid, & Octagon
* NOTES *
- AULL had their Tag Titles defended on a AAA house show, pretty good for them but odd nonetheless.

INDY 05/17 Results
1) Aerostar & Fabi Apache def. Oriental & Cinthia Moreno
2) El Brazo & El Halcon ?78 def. Angel Mortal & Gallego
3) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario def. Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
4) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, & Zombie Clown def. Alex Koslov, Rocky Romero, & X-Pac
5) Marco Corleone & El Mesias def. Konnan & Silver King

AAA 05/18 Arena Cautro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo Results
1) Aerostar, Crazy Boy, & Ultimo Gladiador def. Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II
2) Charly Manson, El Elegido, & Hombre Sin Miedo def. Black Abyss, Silver King, & Soberdossis
3) Hair vs. Hair Cage Match: Polvo de Estrellas lost to Black Mamba, May Flowers, Jesse, Yuriko, & Pasion Kristal
* NOTES *
- Came down to Polvo and Mamba as the final two in the cage.

AAA 05/18 TV Taping Results
1) Billy Boy, Decnnis, & El Brazo def. Argenis, Gato Eveready, & Pimpinela Escarlata
2) AAA Cruiserweight Title Tourney Semifinals: Alan Stone def. Laredo Kid
3) AAA Cruiserweight Title Tourney Semifinals: Extreme Tiger def. Jack Evans
4) AAA Cruiserweight Title Tourney Semifinals: Alex Koslov def. Nicho el Millionario
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., La Parka Jr., & Super Fly def. Cuervo Escoria, & Ozz
6) Chessman, Electroshock, & Kenzo Suzuki def. Latin Lover, Marco Corleone, & El Mesias via COUNTOUT
* NOTES *
- In the opener Billy got the pin on Argenis with a hurricanrana (after Guapito attacked him).
- Stone beat Laredo Kid clean in their Semifinals match.
- After Teddy attempted to interfere in the 2nd Semifinals match Jack Evans had Teddy ejected from ringside (as he wanted to win it on his own). Teddy then returned and costed Jack the match and his shot at the belt. After the match Teddy and the rest of the Legion attacked Evans and kicked him out of the group, so that means Evans is now full blown tecnico.
- Marco ran out and helped Koslov win his Semifinals bout. Marco and Latin Lover have a shot at Nicho & Lider's Tag Titles coming up.
- Big brawl in the Semimain comes to an end with Wagner hitting the Wagner Driver on Ozz for the pin.
- In the Main Event Wagner stayed at ringside to do guest commentary. They brawled all around the arena and eventually Electroshock was able to sneak back in the ring to give the Legion the win.
- After the Main, Nicho jumped Marco and the rest of the Legion came out to help them beat down Mesias and Latin as well. Konnan demanded that Roldan come out and reveal who the third member of Team AAA would be. Roldan then walked out with El Hijo del Santo by his side! Santo said that he had returned to AAA to bring back AAA to the Pena family!

AAA 05/21 TV Taping Lineup
1) Mascarita Divina, Mascarita Sagrada 2007, & Octagoncito vs. Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Chessman, & Mini Psicosis
2) Fabi Apache, Gato Eveready, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Billy Boy, Polvo de Estrellas, & Sexy Star
3) AAA Cruiserweight Tourney Finals: Alex Koslov vs. Extreme Tiger vs. Alan Stone
4) Charly Manson, El Mesias, & X-Pac vs. Electroshock, Teddy Hart, & El Zorro
5) Latin Lover & Marco Corleone vs. Joe Lider & Kenzo Suzuki
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs. Cuervo & Silver King

AAA 05/25 TV Taping Lineup
1) Fabi Apache, Gato Eveready, Mascarita Sagrada 2007, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Billy Boy, Mini Histeria, Polvo de Estrellas, & Sexy Star
2) Alan Stone, Crazy Boy, & Extreme Tiger vs. Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II
3) Chessman & Teddy Hart vs. Mystery Team
4) Charly Manson, Rocky Romero, & X-Pac vs. Escoria, Ozz, & El Zorro
5) Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., & La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock, Konnan, & Silver King
* NOTES *
- Koslov in the Main Event is a good look.

AAA 05/26 Cancha German Evers Lineup
1) Astro & Mario Mora vs. Loco Gonzalez & Shyru Dragon
2) Torneo Abismo Negro: Joe Lider vs. Nicho el Millionario vs. Cuervo vs. Black Abyss vs. Gato Eveready vs. Relampago vs. Kempo Dragon
3) Chessman, Konnan, & Silver King vs. La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone, & Mystery Partner

AAA 06/13 "TripleMania XVII" PPV Lineup
1) Billy Boy, Polvo de Estrellas, & Sexy Star vs. Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, & Pimpinela Escarlata
2) Charly Manson, Rocky Romero, & X-Pac vs. Escoria, Ozz, & El Zorro
3) ??? *
4) AAA Tag Titles: Nicho el Millionario & Joe Lider (c) vs. Latin Lover & Marco Corleone
5) Title vs. Title: AAA World Heavyweight Champ: El Mesias vs. UWA Heavyweight Champ: Dr. Wagner Jr.
6) Domed Cage Match for Control of AAA: Team AAA (Octagon, La Parka Jr., TBA, TBA, TBA) vs. Team La Legion (Kenzo Suzuki, Silver King, TBA, TBA, & TBA)
* NOTES *
- This is only the early lineup right now, it was announced on AAA's show this week. I was under the impression that it would be a PPV but now I'm hearing that may not be true after all. Members of each team in the Main Event being announced as the weeks go on. If La Legion wins he gets full control of AAA but if Team AAA wins then Konnan relinquishes all control from AAA.
- * Originally was scheduled to be the finals of the Cruiserweight Tournament but it may end up being a Cruiserweight Title Match now that the Finals is taking place this week.


CMLL

CMLL Signs 3 Young Second Generation Stars
CMLL has signed three new young up and coming stars, all three second generation wrestlers. Those three luchadores would be Ultraman Jr., As Jr., & Rene Guajarado Jr. Ultraman is the son of the original who was a star in the 70's and 80's. His father had feuds with the likes of Brazo de Oro, Jerry Estrada, and Perro Aguayo in the past. Ultraman Jr. has wrestled in IWRG, AAA, and some on CMLL spot shows as well as working with Toryumon Mexico some. As Jr. I am not familiar with As Jr. (other than his name means Ace Jr.) or Rene Guajardo Jr. as they have both only worked in local INDY shows so far. Rene Guarado Sr. (Rene Guarardo Jr.'s grandfather) is a legend in lucha as he was a star in the 60's, 70's, and early 80's. His father Rene Guajardo II made his debut in 1992 and has bounced around lucha, competing for CMLL in the early-mid 2000's with his biggest win being a Hair vs. Hair Match against former partner Stuka. He still competes on the INDY scene the last I saw and his son Rene Guajardo Jr. (or Rene Guajardo III) made his debut in 2008.

Toscano On The Verge of Returning
CMLL star, Toscano, who broke his ankle (which required surgery to repair) back on March 30th has said he is about 3 weeks away from returning to the ring. He will be forced to wrestle with a metal plate and screws in his ankle however which is surely to hamper his style in a pretty major way.

CMLL 05/19 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bengala & Molotov def. Cholo & Zayco
2) Electrico, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
3) Flash, Hijo del Sicodelico, & Stuka Jr. def. Euforia, Nosferatu, & Virus
4) Felino, Lizmark Jr., & Mr. Niebla def. La Sombra, Maximo, & Volador Jr.
5) Ephesto, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. def. Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, & Ultimo Guerrero
* NOTES *
- After the segunda Shockercito challenged Damian to a Hair vs. Hair Match.
- This was Hijo del Sicodelico's (remember this is not Sicodelico Jr. who just signed a developmental deal with WWE, this is his brother) debut in CMLL.
- In the Main Event the rudos won in two straight falls, Ephesto pinning Bucanero in the 2nd with an inside cradle. After the match Ephesto challenged Bucanero to a Mask vs. Hair Match!

CMLL 05/15 Arena Mexico Results
1) Sensei & Starman def. Inquisidor & Semental
2) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, & Shockercito def. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior
3) Lightning Match: Amapola def. Marcela
4) Mascar a Dorada, Mictlan, & Stuka Jr. def. Euforia, Nosferatu, & Shigeo Okumura
5) La Mascara, La Sombra, & Sagrado def. Ephesto, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
6) Blue Panther, Mistico, & Shocker def. Averno, Dos Caras Jr., & Mephisto
* NOTES *
- Rey Bucanero came early in the show and sat at ringside just to watch with some ladies and in the semi-main Ephesto and his team came over and starting arguing with him, eventually jumping him. This distraction caused them to lose their match and afterwards they traded words with Rey, who swore revenge on them.

CMLL 05/22 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Principe Valiente Jr. & Trueno vs. Ramstein & Semental
2) Dr. X, Hooligan, & Skandalo vs. Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata
3) Lightning Match: Pequeno Olimpico vs. Pequeno Universo 2000
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, & Mascara Dorada vs. Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, La Sombra, & Volador Jr. vs. Averno, Ephesto, & Mephisto
6) Atlantis, Dos Caras Jr., & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Hector Garza, Mistico, & Shocker

CMLL 05/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Hierro & Skaxy vs. Angel del Mal & Relampago Azula
2) Metatron & Palacio Negro vs. Dragon & Rafaga
3) Leon Blanco & Magnum vs. Asesino Negro & Infierno
4) Metro, Neutron, & Stuka Jr. vs. Mr. Trueno, Vangelis, & Virus
5) Blue Panther, Mascara Dorada, & Sagrado vs. Black Warrior, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
6) Hector Garza, Mistico, & Shocker vs. Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas

CMLL 05/24 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Molotov & Sensei vs. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Violencia vs. Bam Bam, Bracito de Oro, & Fantasy
3) Leono, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Shigeo Okumura
4) La Mascara, La Sombra, & Volador Jr. vs. Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr., & Misterioso II
5) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Averno, Ephesto, & Mephisto


INDY & OTHER NEWS

Another Luchador Passes
On May 15th former CMLL star from the 70's and 80's, Polaris I (real name Jose Argullo Luna) passed away at the age of 63. He also wrestled under the names Tarzan Luna, Pepe Luna, & Dr. Macabro during his career. Under the name Dr. Macabro he lost his mask in his most famous match against the legendary Huracan Ramriez. R.I.P. to Polaris.

Soldier Ant Second CHIKARA Wrestler Announed for DGUSA Debut
CHIKARA and Dragon Gate USA announced this week that Soldier Ant would join his regular partner, Fire Ant, from The Colony as two members of one of the teams for the big 8-Man CHIKARA tag team at the DGUSA debut show.

CHIKARA Stars Going to Japan Early
A few months ago I reported on CHIKARA doing some cross promotional shows in Japan this Summer with BJW, well CHIKARA is going to be sending 4 stars over to BJW in the beginning of June for a little preview of what's to come for the Japanese fans later on in June! In the first matchup UltraMantis Black will be facing Daisuke Masaoka, in the second the tag team of Fire Ant & Soldier Ant (of The Colony) will face Shinobu & Shinya Ishikawa, and in the Semi-Main Event Chuck Taylor will face Yuji Okabayashi. The full lineup is as follows:
BJW 06/09 "Dainichi Dash" Yokohama, Japan Lineup
1) Masashi Takeda vs. Atsushi Ohashi
2) UltraMantis Black vs. Daisuke Masaoka
3) Fire Ant & Soldier Ant vs. Shinobu & Shinya Ishikawa
4) Chuck Taylor vs. Yuji Okabayashi
5) Daisuke Sekimoto & Yoshihito Sasaki vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Daisuke Sasaki

IWRG 05/14 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Halcon 2000 def. Radamantis
2) Goleador & Jack def. Avisman & Mixteco Jr.
3) Capitan Muerte, Cerebro Negro, & Fantasma de la Opera def. Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, & Sexy Gladys
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro def. Chico Che, Freelance, & Zatura
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Dr. Cerebro, Fuerza Guerrera, & Juventud Guerrera
* NOTES *
- Cerebro takes the fall in the Main and afterwards Juvi & Fuerza turns on him.

INDY 05/15 Results
1) Money Pack & Soldada Diabolico def. Atomico & Dance Boy
2) Imperial & Mini Rey Cometa def. Mini Cibernetico & Mini Escoria
3) Cometa de Fuego, Path Finder, & Super Angel def. Barba Roja, Muerte del Diablo, & Pirata Morgan Jr.
4) Linda Star & Martha Villalobos def. La Diabolica & Miss Janeth
5) Histeria, Psicosis II, & Monsther def. Alebrije, Mascara Plateada, & Zumbido
6) Intocable, L.A. Park, & Olimpico def. Mr. Aguila, Halloween, & Damian666

AULL 05/16 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Rocky Santana & Super Astro def. Black Terry & Epitafio
2) Krimen, Seuplturero I, & Terry 2000 def. Psicopata, Sadico, & Yakuza
3) Salvador Americas Title: Solar I def. Negro Navarro (c)
* NOTES *
- Another belt that I had forgotten about.

IWRG 05/17 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Comando Negro def. Daga
2) Eterno & Goleador def. Avisman & Epidemia
3) Azoka, Tetsuya Bushi, & Capitan Muerte def. Chico Che, Galactik, & Jack
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro def. Bobby Lee Jr., Freelance, & Zatura
5) Trauma I & Trauma II def. Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico
6) Hair vs. Hair: Gemelo Fantastico I def. Gemelo Fantastico II
* NOTES *
- Revelos Suicidas in the semi-main, the Gemelo Fantastico's lost and had to face each other in the Hair vs. Hair.

INDY 05/17 Arena Coliseo de Coacalco Results
1) Drac & Espejismo def. Cyrus & Wotam
2) Betos Boy & Forastero def. Sangre Latina & Scriba Ja.
3) Huizar, Los Hermanos Negra I, & Los Hermanos Negra II def. Caballero Halcon Jr., Eterno, & Latino
4) Judas el Traidor, Magnifico, & Polvora def. Astro Boy, Flash, & Leono
5) Negro Casas & Mr. Niebla def. Justiciero & Negro Navarro

INDY 05/19 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Tribal def. 30-30
2) Pedro Navajas def. Pee Wee
3) Dralion & Streeth Boy def. Black Mamba & Kaientai
4) Mongol Chino Jr., Silver Star, & Tigre Universitario def. Angel Blanco Jr., Rey Sagitario, & Soberdosis
5) Black Diamond, Caifan Rockero I, & Golden Boy def. Angel Dorado Jr., Hombre Sin Miedo, & Mascara Purpura

IWRG 05/21 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Daga vs. Comando Gama
2) Eterno & Galactik vs. Mixteco Jr. & Vampiro Metalico
3) Diva Salvaje, Freelance, & Miss Gaviota vs. Avisman, Carta Brava Jr., & Xibalva
4) Capitan Muerte, Durango Kid, & Negro Navarro vs. Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro vs. Trauma I, Trauma II, & Zatura
* NOTES *
- Durango Kid on the card, haven't seen him in awhile. Last I saw he was still wrestling in Japan some.

CHIKARA 5/23 Easton, PA "Aniversario Yin" Final Lineup
1) Hydra vs. Grizzly redwood
2) Eddie Kingston vs. Create-A-Wrestler
3) Arik Cannon vs. Delirious
4) Fatal 4-Way: Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno & Player Dos) vs. The Colony (Fire Ant & Soldier Ant) vs. The Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian) vs. Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.)
5) 2.O (Jagged & Shane Mathews) vs. Incoherence (Hallowicked & Frightmare)
6) STIGMA vs. Tim Donst
7) Helios, Lince Dorado, & Jigsaw vs. Chuck Taylor, Icarus, & Gran Akuma
8) Vin Gerard vs. Claudio Castagnoli

CHIKARA 5/24 ECW Arena "Aniversario Yang" Final Lineup
1) Arik Cannon vs. Ophidian
2) The Sea Donsters (Tim Donst & Hydra) vs. 2.0
3) Los Ice Creams vs. The Roughnecks (Grizzly Redwood & Brodie Lee)
4) The UnStable (Vin Gerard & Colin Delaney) vs. Glacier & D-Lo Brown
5) Lince Dorado, Helios, Equinox, & Jigsaw vs. Hallowicked, Frightmare, Cheech, & Cloudy
6) The Order of Neo-Solar Temple (UltraMantis Black & Crossbones) vs. Super Smash Bros.
7) Claudio Castagnoli vs. Eddie Kingston
8) Double Hair vs. Double Mask Match: Icarus & Chuck Taylor vs. Fire Ant & Soldier Ant
* NOTES *
- In the Main Event either both Icarus & Taylor are losing their hair or both Fire & Soldier Ant's are losing their masks!
- Also on one of these cards more CHIKARA participants will be announced for the big 8-Man Tag at the Dragon Gate USA debut show!

IWRG 05/25 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Eterno & Goleador vs. Comando Gama & Comando Negro
2) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, & Jack vs. Azoka, Fantasma de la Opera, & Tetsuya Bushi
3) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma Ii vs. Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro
4) Angelico, Scorpio Jr., & Zatura vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Juventud Guerrera, & Veneno

PWR 06/06 San Francisco, CA Lineup
1) Rik Luxury vs. Mr. Wrestling IV
2) Border Patrol vs. Polyester Express
3) Pierrothito vs. Octagoncito
4) Vaquero Fantasma, Blackfish, & Anarkya vs. Hijo de Rey Mysterio, Ulysses, & El Amante
5) NWA Champion vs. PWR Champion: Blue Demon Jr. vs. Oliver John


Lucha Spotlight of the Week:
AAA Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Quarterfinals
Jack vs. Teddy Hart
03/22/09

This is the first matchup in the tournament to crown the very first AAA World Cruiserweight Champion and it pits partner vs. partner as the Hart Foundation 2.0 face off against each other to see who gets to move onto the Semifinals! Teddy and Jack come out together but Jack in front of Teddy and gets into the ring first. Tonight they have the long wooden ramp coming from the stage to the ring. Jack offers a handshake before the match but Teddy slaps him in the face instead! Jack is pissed and goes right to work with leg kicks and a big one to the gut but Teddy comes back everytime with forearms. Jack goes for another kick but Teddy catches his foot and then hits him with a big European Uppercut!

Teddy chokes Jack on the middle rope and then taunts the crowd somemore. Teddy puts the boots to Jack and then slaps him hard again. Teddy with knee strikes to the face and then he argues with the referee which allows Jack to kick him in the back of the knee staggering Teddy. Hart comes back with a poke to the eyes and then he its several crossface shots at a downed Jack. Hart hits another European Uppercut and a third, but Evans counters the fourth one into a back slide! 1?NO Hart kicks out! Jack goes for a roundhouse kick but Hart ducks and hits a nasty Lariat that turns Evans inside out! Hart screams some obscenities at the fans and then puts the boots to Evans somemore.

Hart mocks Evans with a headstand and some half-hearting dancing and then he chops Evans. Hart with a right hand and then he whips Evans into the ropes. Evans holds onto the ropes and then uses them to lift himself up into a backdrop salto to Hart and sending himself over the top rope onto the ramp. Hart goes for a right hand but Evans blocks it and hits a nice roundhouse kick to the side of Hart's head and then hits a gorgeous springboard corkscrew Enziguri! Hart is pissed and bails out to the floor but you are not safe there from Jack Evans! He hits the cartwheel into the corkscrew plancha over the top onto Hart on the floor! Both men are down on the ring and we see a replay of the beautiful move.

Though Jack was the aggressor it is Teddy who gets up first as Evans is selling it like he injured himself on the move. Hart climbs up on the apron and hits a split legged moonsault onto Evans who is still lying on the floor! Hart now sells it like he injured his knee on the move! The referee starts to give Jack the match but Teddy says he can continue. Hart with a stiff elbow to the face of Evans and then he throws him facefirst into the stage ramp. Hart not acting like he's fighting his boy right now as he snots on Jack and then continues to put the boots to him. Hart rolls Evans back in the ring and then drapes him over the middle rope and hits several front kicks to the face of Jack! Evans falls out onto the ramp and Hart puts the boots to Evans again.

Hart continues to taunt the fans and then he tries to suplex Evans off the ramp but Evans blocks it. Hart drops Evans and hits him with a knee strike and then a European Uppercut. Hart picks Evans up once more attempting the Suplex to the floor but Evans again blocks it this time by hitting a knee strike to the top of Hart's head. Hart comes right back with a right hand and then he threatens to DDT Evans on the ramp but Evans blocks it and goes for a Northern Lights Suplex on the ramp, but Hart counters into a Spike DDT onto the ramp! Evans falls off the ramp back onto the floor as we see a replay of the move. We go to commercial break and then come right back to see the fight back in the ring and Hart still with the advantage.

Teddy hits a neckbreaker/backbreaker combo over his knee and then he lays Jack down in the corner and Curb Stomps him into the bottom turnbuckle! Hart does the facewash on Teddy in the corner and then whips Evans into the ropes and goes for a clothesline, but Evans avoids it with a gorgeous backflip and then he hits a Leaping Enziguri! Evans then hits a cartwheel kick and then hits a front kick blocking a right hand attempt from Teddy followed by a crescent kick! Jack then hits the Ode to Blitzkrieg (Standing Corkscrew Moonsault)! 1?2?NO Hart kicks out! Evans whips Hart into the corner and then hits a cartwheel and flips over Teddy right into a reverse X-Factor! 1?.2?NO Hart kicks out! Jack with leg kicks and then a spinning back kick and then goes for a Bicycle Kick, but Hart avoids it and hits the Hart Rate (belly-to-back suplex flipped into a sitout powerbomb)!

1?2?NO Evans kicks out! Teddy shows his frustration and then hits the Powerbomb into a backcracker over his knees! That move is just freaking nasty! Teddy climbs to the top and attempts the Hart Attack (Shooting Star Press) but Evans gets his knees up! Evans then climbs up to the top himself and goes for the 630 Splash, but Teddy gets his knees up as well! Teddy sells his knee again and the referee checks on it but Teddy says he can continue. Teddy goes for the Hart Rate again but Evans counters with a gorgeous hurricanrana and he hooks the legs! 1?2?3 Evans wins!

Winner & advancing to the Semifinals: Jack Evans via pinfall (hurricanrana)

(Very good match between the two and the way that Hart was really, really heeling it up you wouldn?t have been able to tell they were tag partners if you didn?t already know. Classic rudo vs. tecnico stuff here with some great martial arts kicks, counters, and high spots to go along with it. I loved the finish with both men going for their favorite top rope moves and then Evans using his knowledge of what his partner would do to beat him. ***1/2)

AAA Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Quarterfinals
Nicho el Millionario vs. Joe Lider
03/22/09


Another partner vs. partner matchup here in the opening round. For those of you not too much up on AAA, Nicho is the original Psicosis that most American fans are familiar with. Nicho and Lider cut a promo before the match pretty much saying they?re boys but this is about the Cruiserweight strap. They come to the ring together as usual and man I love their music. I don?t speak fluid Spanish but it's still bada**. They shake hands and then lockup in the center of the ring. They stalemate and then lockup again. Lider with a hammerlock and then he transitions into a hiptoss. Nicho claps at his partner and smiles.

They lockup again and Nicho gets a waistlock and then a throw on Lider. They lockup once again and Lider puts Nicho in a side headlock, but Nicho counters with one of his own. Lider pushes Nicho off into the ropes but Nicho nails him with a clothesline and then comes off the ropes again. Lider leapfrogs NIcho and hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Lider goes for a clothesline but Nicho grabs his arm and hits an armdrag. Nicho goes for a backsplash senton but Lider moves. Lider goes for a somersault senton but Nicho moves! Nicho goes for a clothesline but Lider ducks and goes for a front kick, but Nicho catches his foot and spins him around.

Both men stare each other down once again as they stalemate. Lider claps at Nicho now and they shake hands again but this time Lider leaps across and slaps Nicho hard! No more sportsmanship I guess! Lider lights up Nicho's chest with chops and then whips him into the ropes and hits front kick followed by a running front kick to the side of the head and then a running Diamond Cutter! 1?2?NO Nicho kicks out! Lider whips Nicho into the corner and charges but Nicho gets his boot up and then goes for another kick, but Lider catches his foot and swings it right into the ropes hanging it up there. Lider then kicks Nicho in the knee and then hangs him up further in the ropes and hits a springboard Backcracker!

1?.2?.NO Nicho gets his foot on the ropes! Lider rolls Nicho under the ropes and onto the apron. Lider goes for a suplex there but Nicho blocks it and hits a Reverse DDT on the ring apron! Nicho then climbs back in the ring and hits a corkscrew plancha over the top onto Lider on the floor! We see a replay of the move and see that Nicho caught Lider with his knee to the head on the way down, flush. Back in the ring Nicho whips Lider into the ropes but he holds onto them. Nicho charges at Lider with a clothesline attempt, but Lider backdrops Nicho over the top onto the ring apron. Nicho with a right hand and then climbs through the ropes to the apron with him. Lider attempts to German Suplex Nicho off the apron onto the floor! Nicho blocks it so Lider hits a Spanish Fly off the apron onto the floor instead! Back in the ring Lider chops away at Nicho and then attempts to whip him into the corner but Nicho reverses it and hits a spinning heel kick. Nicho climbs to the top rope and goes for a Flying Cross Body but Lider catches him in midair! Lider then puts Nicho up on his shoulders and hits a DVD into the turnbuckles! 1?2?NO Nicho grabs the bottom rope again. Lider attempts to whip Nicho into the ropes but he reverses it and then hits a back elbow. Nicho hangs Lider's feet up on the top rope and hits a Roll of the Dice! 1?2..NO Lider kicks out! Lider comes back with a front kick and then he hangs Nicho up in the corner and climbs up top and double stomps to the back of Nicho sending him into the mat hard! 1?2?NO Nicho still kicks out! Lider charges at Nicho but Nicho backdrops him over the top rope onto the apron and then hits a slingshot Sunset Flip Powerbomb onto the floor! On the replay we see that Lider's head caught the guard rail. Back in the ring Lider takes the advantage back and he hits an Outsider's Edge (Crucifix Powerbomb) over the top rope onto the ramp! Lider drags Nicho back into the ring and covers, 1?2?NO Nicho still kicks out! Pepe Casas? counts have got to be the slowest in the world though. Lider goes for the move again but Lider blocks it and then he does it! He Crucifix Bombs Lider over the top onto the ramp! Nicho rolls Lider back into the ring and climbs to the top. Nicho leaps off and hits the Guillotine Leg Drop! 1?2?3 and it's over! No extracurricular activity after the match for this team though.

Winner & advancing to the Semifinals: Nicho via pinfall (Guillotine Legdrop)

(Another very good outing from tag partners. They really played up the whole ?I know you, you know me? thing in this one and worked for them. Things got a little personal with Lider's slap but not near as bad as Teddy and Evans. ***)