Viva la Raza!: Lucha Weekly
March 10, 2013
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
CMLL 03/01 Arena Mexico Results
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr. def. Bobby Zavala & Disturbio
2) Dalis la Caribena, Estrellita, & Silueta fought La Amapola, Tiffany, & Zeuxis to a DRAW
3) National Parejas Increibles Torneo 1st Round: Averno & La Mascara def. Felino & Hijo del Fantasma
4) National Parejas Increibles Torneo 1st Round: La Sombra & Volador Jr. def. Guerrero Maya Jr. & Negro Casas
5) National Parejas Increibles Torneo 1st Round: Mr. Niebla & Shocker def. Kraneo & Marco Corleone
6) National Parejas Increibles Torneo 1st Round: Mascara Dorada & Mephisto def. Maximo & Mr. Aguila
7) National Parejas Increibles Torneo Quarterfinals: La Sombra & Volador Jr. def. Averno & La Mascara
8) National Parjeas Increibles Torneo Quarterfinals: Mr. Niebla & Shocker def. Mascara Dorada & Mephisto
9) National Parejas Increibles Torneo Semifinals: La Sombra & Volador Jr. def. Mr. Niebla & Shocker
10) Atlantis, Mistico II, & Rush def. Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia, & Niebla Roja
CMLL 03/03 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Acocalipsis & Inquisidor def. Freesbe & Oro Jr.
2) Acero, Pequeno Halcon, & Shockercito def. Mercurio, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior
3) Diamante, Rey Cometa, & Sagrado def. Puma King, Sangre Azteca, & Vangelis
4) Lightning Match: Misterioso II def. Triton
5) CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Titles: Namajague & Shigeo Okumura def. Fuego & Stuka Jr. (c) to win the titles!
6) Averno, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Mr. Niebla def. Atlantis, Mistico II, & Diamante Azul
CMLL 03/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Brillante & Meteoro def. Relampago Azul & Thunder Boy
2) Halcon de Plata, Metatron, & Smaker def. Evola, Exterminador, & Gran Kenut
3) El Alteno & Leon Blanco def. Espectrum & Infierno
4) Angel de Oro & Delta def. Niebla Roja & Tiger Kid
5) CMLL Welterweight Title: Polvora (c) def. Mascara Dorada to retain the title!
CMLL 03/04 Arena Puebla Results
1) Espiritu Maligno & Fuerza Chicana def. Centauro de Fuego & Siki Osama Jr.
2) Dalis la Caribena, Lady Afrodita, & Luna Magica def. La Seductora, La Vaquerita, & Zeuxis
3) Sagrado, Fuego, & Stuka Jr. def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Vangelis
4) Lightning Match: Shigeo Okumura def. Rey Cometa
5) La Peste Negra (Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla) def. Diamante Azul, Hijo del Fantasma, & Mascara Dorada
6) La Sombra, Atlantis, & Thunder def. Ultimo Guerrero, Volador Jr., & Euforia via DQ
CMLL 03/05 Arena Mexico Results
1) Aereo & Pequeno Halcon def. Mercurio & Pequeno Universo 2000
2) Camaleon, Magnus, & Molotov def. Akuma, Apocalipsis, & Artillero
3) Sangre Nuevo Torneo Cibernetico Semifinals: Taurus def. Guerrero Negro Jr., Disturbio, Super Halcon Jr., Sensei, Oro Jr., Robin, Zayco, Inquisidor, & Genesis
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Brazo de Plata, & Valiente def. Black Warrior, Kraneo, & Misterioso II
5) Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla def. Blue Panther, La Mascara, & Maximo
CMLL 03/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Black Metal & Sky Kid def. In Memroiam & Sadico
2) Nitro & Rafaga def. Starman & Stigma
3) Diamante, Fuego, & Triton def. Raziel, Sangre Azteca, & Skandalo
4) Occidente Middleweight Title: Barbaro Cavernario (c) def. Esfinge to retain the title!
5) Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto def. Angel de Oro, Delta, & Hijo del Fantasma
6) Marco Corleone, Rush, & Thunder def. Ultimo Guerrero, El Terrible, & Euforia
CMLL 03/08 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Astral & Mini Fantasy vs. Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, & Stuka Jr. vs. Shigeo Okumura, Virus, & Namajague
3) National Parejas Increibles Torneo Block B: Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Rush & El Terrible vs. Diamante Azul & Euforia vs. Angel de Oro & Ephesto vs. Polvora & Valiente vs. Dragon Rojo Jr. & Niebla Roja vs. Blue Panther & Rey Escorpion vs. Tiger Kid & Delta
4) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Mistico II vs. Averno, Negro Casas, & Mephisto
CMLL 03/10 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Bengala & Metatron vs. Camorra & Cholo
2) Leono, Metalico, & Pegasso vs. Bobby Zavala, Hijo del Signo, & Nosferatu
3) Goya Kong, Luna Magica, & Marcela vs. La Amapola, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei
4) Lightning Match: Delta vs. Vangelis
5) Angel de Oro, La Mascara, & Shocker vs. Olimpico, Puma King, & Tiger Kid
6) La Sombra, Maximo, & Rush vs. Averno, Volador Jr., & Dragon Rojo Jr.
* NOTES *
– This is the first time Puma & Tiger have teamed together in quite some time.
CMLL 03/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Azteca de Oro & El Divino vs. Demonio Rojo & El Pirana
2) El Hippie, Halcon de Plata, & Sky Kid vs. Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno, & Sadico
3) Gallo, Leon Blanco, & Smaker vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Espectrum, & Malefico
4) Mask vs. Mask Match: El Alteno vs. Infierno
5) Diamante Azul, Sagrado, & Valiente vs. Misterioso II, Rey Escorpion, & El Terrible
CMLL 03/12 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Metatron & Robin vs. Akuma & Inquisidor
2) Mini Fantasy, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Pequeno Violencia, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
3) Fuego, Pegasso, & Starman vs. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus
4) Sangre Nuevo Torneo Finals: Soberano Jr. vs. Taurus
5) Angel de Oro, Blue Panther, & Valiente vs. Mr. Aguila, Psicosis II, & Morphosis
6) Marco Corleone, Rush, & Shocker vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla Roja, & Euforia
CMLL 03/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Leo & Virgo vs. Evola & Magnum
2) Black Metal, Molotov, & Stigma vs. Hooligan, Rafaga, & Skandalo
3) Goya Kong, Luna Magica, & Silueta vs. Princesa Sujei, Tiffany, & Zeuxis
4) Diamante, Diamante Azul, & Brazo de Plata vs. Olimpico, Sangre Azteca, & Vangelis
5) Mistico II, Thunder, & Maximo vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Polvora, & Rey Escorpion
Blue Demon Coming to AAA, Possible UFC Fighter
In some pretty surprising and big news this weekend, AAA announced that Blue Demon Jr. would be returning to AAA for “Rey de Reyes” to challenge Texano Jr. for the AAA Heavyweight Title! Demon hasn’t been in AAA in about a decade and this will easily be the highest profile match of Texano’s career. Also, the Wrestling Observer reported this week that AAA is in talks with UFC’s Erik Perez to make an appearance at “Rey de Reyes,” possibly walking Octagon out to the ring.
TripleMania Date Announced
This week AAA announced that TripleMania XXI will take place on June 16 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.
AAA 03/01 Fusion TV Results
1) Flamita & Jinzo def. Lucky Boy & Nino de Ebano
2) Reina de Reinas Quarterfinals: Mari Apache def. Lolita
3) Reina de Reinas Quarterfinals: LuFisto def. Cinthia Moreno
4) Reina de Reinas Quarterfinals: Fabi Apache def. Sexy Lady
5) Reina de Reinas Quarterfinals: Taya Valkyrie def. Jennifer Blake
6) AAA Fusion Title Torneo Elimination Quarterfinals: Juventud Guerrera def. Pentagon Jr., Aerostar, & Ultimo Gladiador
7) AAA Fusion Title Torneo Elimination Quarterfinals: Crazy Boy def. Super Fly, Angelico, & Halloween
8) Los Inferno Rockers (Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, & Soul Rocker) def. Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown)
* NOTES *
– Pics courtesy of Black Terry Jr.
– Atomic Boy was supposed to team with Flamita in the opener but Gran Apache ran out and beat Atomic down before the match. Jinzo was named his replacement:
– Sexy Lady, LuFisto, & Mari Apache all ran out during the final Quarterfinals match and helped Taya beat Blake:
– Lolita, Cinthia, & Fabi then ran out after the match and ran off the rudas.
– Aerostar flies:
– Gladiador spikes Pentagon!:
– Pentagon eliminates Aerostar:
– It came down to Juvi & Pentagon in the 1st Fusion Title Tourney Match with Juvi getting the pin:
– Afterward both Pentagon & Aerostar were taken to the hospital due to injuries.
– This was Crazy Boy’s first AAA appearance in well over a year and his return to the ring from the knee injury. He was the mystery person in the 2nd Elimination Match and Super Fly replaced Ricky Marvin (who was in Germany):
– Crazy Boy tells the referee that he’s #1:
– The South African Luchador wows the crowd:
– Angelico introduces his feet to Crazy’s back!:
– Crazy Boy gets a huge win in his return:
– The huge Uro Rocker distracted the clowns to help his buddies get the win and the Inferno Rockers challenged the clowns to put up their Trios Titles at Rey de Reyes.
– After the show AAA announced LuFisto vs. Fabi Apache vs. Mari Apache vs. Taya Valkyrie in an Elimination Match for the Reina de Reinas Title at Rey de Reyes, and also Fenix vs. Daga vs. Juventud Guerrera vs. Crazy Boy in the finals of the Fusion Title Tournament.
AAA 03/03 TV Taping Results
1) Atomic Boy, Nino Hamburguesa, & Zumbi def. Black Mamba, Gran Apache, & Ultimo Gladiador
2) Jennifer Blake, LuFisto, & Taya Valkyrie def. Cinthia Moreno, La Jarochita, & Lolita
3) Los Inferno Rockers def. Angelico, Drago, & Jack Evans
4) AAA World Heavyweight Title: Texano Jr. (c) def. Zumbi to retain the title!
5) Mexican Powers (Juventud Guerrera, Joe Lider, & Crazy Boy) def. Los Perros del Mal (Psicosis, Halloween, & Daga)
6) AAA Trios Titles: Psycho Circus (c) def. El Consejo (Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., & Argos) to retain the titles!
7) No DQ Match: Cibernetico, El Mesias, & Electroshock def. L.A. Park, Perro Aguayo Jr., & Chessman
* NOTES *
– Pics courtesy of AAA.
– Gran Apache jumped Atomic Boy before the opener which caused Atomic Boy to be taken to the back:
– Late in the match Atomic Boy came back and tossed a drink in Apache’s face. That led to Apache getting pinned:
– After the second match the rudas turned on Jennifer and beat her down.
– Inferno Rockers took Evans out:
– Texano Jr. issued an open challenge to defend his AAA Heavyweight Title and Zumbi accepted:
– It didn’t take long for Texano to beat Zumbi:
– Then Blue Demon Jr. shocked every one by walking out. He accepted Texano’s Open Challenge for Rey de Reyes but Texano wasn’t having any of that. Joaquin Roldan then walked out and signed the match right there!
– Juvi reunited the original Mexican Powers with Lider & the returning Crazy Boy. Lider pinned Daga clean for the win but after the PdM stapled all the Mexican Powers members:
– Daga asks Lider what the five fingers say to the face:
– Psycho Circus retained their belts but after the match El Consejo beat them down until Blue Demon ran out for the save:
– Cibernetico Chokeslammed Perro through a table for the win in the Main Event and afterward Park & Perro argued.
– Words can’t explain this one:
AAA 03/17 “Rey de Reyes ’13” Monterrey Lineup
1) Psycho Circus vs. Los Inferno Rockers
2) Rey de Reyes Semifinals Elimination: Perro Aguayo Jr. vs. Cibernetico vs. Electroshock vs. Silver Kain vs. Toscano vs. TBA
3) Rey de Reyes Semifinals Elimination: El Mesias vs. Heavy Metal vs. La Parka Jr. vs. Parak Negra vs. Octagon vs. Pentagon Jr.
4) Rey de Reyes Semifinals Elimination: L.A. Park vs. Jack Evans vs. Psicosis vs. Drago vs. Chessman vs. TBA
5) AAA Fusion Title Tournament Finals Elimination: Juventud Guerrera vs. Daga vs. Fenix vs. Crazy Boy
6) Reina de Reinas Tournament Finals Elimination: Fabi Apache vs. Mari Apache vs. Taya Valkyrie vs. LuFisto
7) AAA World Heavyweight Title: Texano Jr. (c) vs. Blue Demon Jr.
8) Rey de Reyes Finals
INDY & OTHER NEWS
El Hijo del Santo’s Debuting Soon
This week Japanese website Puroresu Spirit revealed that El Hijo del Santo’s youngest son El Nieto del Santo (means “Grandson of Santo”) will begin training in the Pro Wrestling NOAH dojo in May for 3 months, and then he will make his debut (in Mexico) 3 months later. He’s been training with his father for quite some time plus with Black Terry, Negro Navarro, & Solar I having good relationships with Santo I would imagine they have had a hand in his training. When this kid debuts it’s going to be a huge deal in Mexico.
Marvin & Crazy In Germany
Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy took part in a few events in Germany this past weekend, including a tournament called the 24 Karat Tournament. Marvin lost in the 1st Round while Crazy was eliminated in the Quarterfinals. They then teamed up on the final night to defeat Dragon Gate USA stars Chuck Taylor & Ricochet.
– 24 Karat Tourney 1st Round: Super Crazy def. Masada (03/01)
– 24 Karat Tourney 1st Round: Jonathan Gresham def. Ricky Marvin (03/01)
– 24 Karat Tourney Quarterfinals: Karsen Black def. Super Crazy (03/02)
– Ricky Marvin def. Jay Skillet (03/02)
– Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy def. Chuck Taylor & Ricochet (03/03)
PWR 02/23 San Francisco, CA Results
1) El Pistolero & Dark Angel def. Grappler III & Cheerleader Melissa
2) Kung Fu Hustle (Willie Mack & El Ultimo Panda) def. Fantasma de la Opera & El Pantera
3) Pequeno Halloween def. Octagoncito
4) El Mariachi def. Famous B
5) PWR Womens Title: Cheerleader Melissa def. Dark Angel to win the vacant title!
6) KAFU, El Dinamita, & Blue Demon Jr. def. The Border Patrol (Bryan Cage, Derek Sanders, & Phoenix Star)
TxT 03/02 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Esther Moreno & Rossy Moreno def. Diosa Maya & Star Fire
2) Dinamic Black, Freelance, & Golden Magic def. Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro, & Suicida
3) Black Terry, Fuerza Guerrera, & Pirata Morgan def. Decnnis, Dr. Wagner III, & El Oriental
4) Huracan Ramirez, Solar I, & Super Astro def. Negro Navarro, Scorpio Jr., & Shu el Guerrero
5) El Hijo del Santo & Villano IV def. Angel Blanco Jr. & El Hijo del Solitario via DQ
* NOTES *
– Despite the drama in the Mexican media over the past few weeks between Santo & the Villano’s, he and Villano IV got along fine in the Main Event.
IWRG 03/03 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Avisman & Imposible def. Alan Extreme & Mr. Leo
2) Chico Che, Dinamic Black, & Saruman def. Dave The Clown, Rothen Clown, & Niko
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Eita, & Tomahawk def. Centvrion, Dr. Cerebro, & El Pantera
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Super Astro, & Veneno def. X-Fly, Eterno, & Scorpio Jr.
5) Losers Advance 3-Way: Oficial 911 def. Trauma II & El Angel
6) Mask vs. Mask Match: Trauma II def. El Angel
INDY 03/03 Monterrey Results
1) Furi Boy & Novato def. El Cavernicola & Sagaz
2) King Fenix & Muerte Guerrera def. Danger BOy & Rudy el Buitre
3) Erika Sotelo, Larry Miranda Jr., & Sexy Maciel def. Beto Alcala, Coyote, & Destroyer
4) 2/3 Falls Match: Barbi Hayden def. Lady Jaguar
5) Black Spider fought Sadica to a DRAW
INDY 03/03 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Diablo def. Estruendo
2) Angel Diabolico & Enviado def. Destructor & Papi Chulo
3) Bengali, Sexy Queen, & Viernes 13 def. Clave 20, Pancho Tequila, & Reyna de Corazones
4) Amo del Aire Torneo Cibernetico: Silencio def. Babe Fox, Babe Power, Dralion, Gato Fantasma, Golden Boy, Jack, & Pedro Navajas
5) La Avalancha Alvarado (Brazo de Plata & Maximo) def. Neurosis & Simbolo 2000
INDY 03/03 Arena Jaguar Results
1) La Rebelde & Muerte Guerrera def. Jack & Lady Maravilla
2) Beto Alcala & Sky Kid def. Flecha & Goliath
3) La Gaviota, La Tamalera, & Sexy Maciel def. Coyote Jr., Destroyer Jr., & Rudy el Buitre
4) Rey Demonio Jr. def. Sombra del Ring
5) Nuevo Leon Extreme Title 3-Way: Mortifero def. Pedro Navajas (c) & Sadica to win the title!
INDY 03/04 Arena Cuatro Caminos Results
1) Black Mamba, La Hiedra, & Mini Pitbull def. Chika Tormenta, Decnnis, & El Brazo
2) Espartaco & Solar I def. Mongol Chino & Negro Navarro
3) Los Traumas (Trauma I & Trauma II) & Rio Bravo def. Fenix, Laredo Kid, & Perseus
4) Los Perros del Mal (Psicosis, Halloween, & Daga) def. El Consejo (Texano Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Argos)
LLA 03/05 Arena Aficion Results
4) Triple Threat: X-Fly def. Violento Jack & Aeroboy
5) Mr. Aguila, Super Nova, Eterno, & Fresero Jr. def. Extreme Tiger, Super Crazy, Zumbi, & Groon XXX
NICE 03/05 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Aguila Azteca, La Nazi, & Viernes 13 def. Eclipso, Enviado, & Principe Galileo
2) Galactar, Gemelo Muerte I, & Gemelo Muerte II def. Legendario I, Legendario II, & Legendario III via DQ
3) Copa Crucero Torneo Cibernetico Quarterfinals: Dralion & Rey Orion def. Silencio, Gato Fantasma, Chico de Barrio, Androide Negro, Dark Genix, Black Crazy, & Misionero
4) Androide, Hijo del Mongol Chino, Mongol Chino, & Potro Jr. def. Bengali, Difunto I, Monje Negro Jr., Potro I via DQ
IWRG 03/07 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Fulgore def. Galaxy
2) Alan Extreme & Imposible def. Angel del Amor & Mr. Leo
3) Black Terry, Eita, & Tomahawk def. Chico Che, Freelance, & Saruman
4) Centvrion, Dinamic Black, & Golden Magic fought Argenis, Drago, & Fenix to a DRAW
5) Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown) def. Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & X-Fly
CHIKARA 03/08 “Just Shadows In The Fog” Tampa, FL Lineup
1) Archibald Peck vs. Obariyon
2) Gran Akuma vs. Johnny Gargano
3) 4-Corners Elimination Match: Mike Quackenbush & Green Ant vs. F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor & Sugar Dunkerton) vs. The Batiri (Kodama & Kobald) vs. Jigsaw & The Shard
4) Hallowicked vs. X-Pac
5) Young Lions Cup: Mr. Touchdown (c) vs. Jakob Hammermeier
6) Fire Ant, assailANT, Dasher Hatfield, & Saturyne vs. Solder Ant & TBA
7) Eddie Kingston vs. Amazing Kong
8) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles: 3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews) (c) vs. The Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster & Blaster McMassive)
CHIKARA 03/09 “Watchmaker” Orlando, FL Lineup
1) Eddie Graves vs. Oliver Grimsly
2) Hallowicked vs. Jakob Hammermeier
3) Ophidian & The Batiri (Obariyon, Kodama, & Kobald) vs. Soldier Ant & TBA
4) Tim Donst vs. Archibald Peck
5) Mike Quackenbush & Fire Ant vs. Jigsaw & The Shard
6) assailANT vs. Mr. Touchdown
7) 3.0, Gran Akuma, Dasher Hatfield, & Saturyne vs. Devastation Corporation & F.I.S.T. (Icarus, Sugar Dunkerton, & Johnny Gargano)
8) CHIKARA Grand Champion: Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Green Ant
IWRG 03/10 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) TBA vs. TBA
2) Galaxy & Serpiente de Oro vs. Fulgore & Imposible
3) Centvrion, Chico Che, & Freelance vs. Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, & Cerebro Negro
4) Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, & El Angel vs. Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., & Oficial 911
5) Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Pirata Morgan vs. Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
AULL 03/10 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Black Storm, Cerebro Maligno, Cirujano, & Pecador vs. Conde Bartock, Misterio, Pancho el Malo, & Violento
2) Los Payasos Tricolor (Coco Azul Jr., Coco Rojo Jr., Hijo de Coco Azul, & Coco Verde) vs. Los Bastardos (Epitafio, Leviathan, Samael, & Tormento)
3) Hijo del Black Shadow, Super Pinocho, & La Chispita vs. Rocky Santana, Septiembre NEgro II, & Lola Gonzalez
4) Psicosis II, Kraneo, & Morphosis vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo del Fishman, & El Torero
5) Copa Joyas de Lucha Libre Parejas: Brazo de Platino vs. Super Brazo vs. Ringo & Cachorro Mendoza vs. Coco Amarillo & Coco Azul vs. Mascara Ano 2000 & Villano IV
V5 03/16 “Ray Mendoza Jr. Retirement Show” Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera Lineup
1) Corsario Negro Jr., Eragon, Extreme Boy, & Pankratos vs. Fresero Jr., Gallego, Mohicano, & Romano Garcia
2) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Kaving, & Kortiz vs. Fenix, Eita, Freelance, & Suicida
3) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II vs. Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr., Barba Roja, & Scorpio Jr.
4) El Pantera, Heavy Metal, Super Astro, & Super Muneco vs. Chessman, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Villano III
5) Ruleta de la Muerte Mask vs. Hair Steel Cage Match: Ray Mendoza Jr. & Villano IV vs. El Mesias & Mil Mascaras vs. Mascara Ano 2000 & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Cassandro & Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs. Cien Caras & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. L.A. Park & Universo 2000 vs. Solar I & Toscano
IWRG 03/17 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Galaxy & Mr. Leo vs. Arana de Plata & Fulgore
2) Angel del Amor & Saruman vs. Avisman & Imposible
3) Chico Che, Golden Magic, & Veneno vs. Black Terry, Apolo Estrada Jr., & Tomohawk
4) IWRG IC Welterweight Title: Dinamic Black (c) vs. Carta Brava Jr.
5) Mask vs. Hair Steel Cage Match: Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs. Cien Caras Jr. vs. Pirata Morgan
TxT 03/23 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera Lineup
1) Lobito vs. Rockerito
2) Mascarita Sagrada vs. Tsuki
3) Imposible vs. Alan Extreme
4) Saruman vs. Dinamic Black
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hijo del Solitario vs. Derek Sanders & Shaun Ricker
6) WWA Welterweight Title: Angel Blanco Jr. (c) vs. Rayman
7) CMB Wrestling Title: El Hijo del Santo (c) vs. Oliver John
DG-USA 04/06 “Open The Ultimate Gate ’13” iPPV Secaucus, NJ Lineup
1) Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno & Player Dos) vs. Eita & TBA
2) Six Way Freestyle: Chuck Taylor vs. Arik Cannon vs. Jigsaw vs. Tony Nese vs. Fire Ant vs. Shane Strickland
3) Jon Davis vs. Samuray del Sol
4) Brian Kendrick vs. Rich Swann
5) Sami Callihan vs. Uhaa Nation
6) Akira Tozawa vs. Ricochet
7) Open the United Gate Titles: CIMA & AR Fox (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)
8) Open the Freedom Gate Title: Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Shingo Takagi
DG-USA 04/07 “Mercury Rising ’13” iPPV Secaucus, NJ Lineup
1) Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno & Player Dos) vs. Sami Callihan & Arik Cannon
2) Brian Kendrick vs. Chuck Taylor
3) Ladders Legal Fray: Matt Jackson vs. Nick Jackson vs. Samuray del Sol vs. Facade vs. TBA
4) Shingo Takagi vs. Akira Tozawa
5) Team CIMA (CIMA, Eita, & TBA) vs. Team Gargano (Johnny Gargano & TBA)
THE YOUTH MOVEMENT
Some of the most exciting luchadors in Mexico are also some of the youngest. I decided to compile a list of the top (in my opinion) young up and coming luchadors the great sport of Lucha Libre has to offer.
15) Dr. Wagner III aka Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.
It was almost unfair of me to include the youngest of the Wagner bunch on this list because of very little I’ve actually seen of him. Unlike Hijo de L.A. Park he didn’t have to hang around the undercard for awhile before being put in the spotlight. Wagner III immediately started tagging with his father on the independents and usually faced off against L.A. Park and his son Hijo de L.A. Park in tag matches. He and Hijo de L.A. Park seem to be forming a bit of a rivalry early on their careers. He was trained by his mother (Rossy Moreno) and his aunt & uncle El Oriental & Esther Moreno along with his father. He also is part of a massive Lucha Family Tree that includes his grandfather Dr. Wagner Sr., father Dr. Wagner Jr., mother Rossy Moreno, several uncles (Silver King, El Oriental, Mini Cibernetico, Groon XXX, & Extasis), aunts (Alda Moreno, Esther Moreno, & Cynthia Moreno), and his grandfather Alfonso Moreno. So the pedigree is definitely there along with the potential but getting out on his own, away from his father’s shadow, is going to be a big move for him if he can do it.
14) Zeuxis – CMLL – 22 years old
The young ruda was trained by Negro Navarro, Satanico, Alimana, and Huracan Ramirez and has formed a successful tag team with La Comandante over the past few years. She seems to continue to get better as time goes on and with her getting more exposure in places like Japan she could become one of the top luchadoras in CMLL in the future.
13) Mistico II – CMLL – 21 years old
Mistico was originally trained by his father Toro Blanco, Rush (his brother), and uncles Franco Columbo & Pitbull before debuting under the Dragon Lee mask in 2010. Under that name he struggled and made as many bothces in the ring as he did spectacular moves. After appearances on the popular reality TV show “El Luchador” he was then given the “Mistico” name replacing the legendary original who moved onto WWE. This was a massive controversy in lucha as many fans were disappointed by Dragon Lee being given this honor because of his inconsistencies. Under the Mistico II name he has been just as inconsistent and continues to fight injury after injury (allot of time due to blown spots). Still he has the backing of CMLL and obvious potential if he can just get more consistent going forward.
12) Titan – CMLL – 22 years old
This 22 year old luchador was trained by Satanico and has been paired with Triton for the majority of his young career thus far. The two formed a trio with Shocker and had a decent feud with Reyes del Atlantida before Shocker got into some personal problems. After that initial surge for Titan and he Triton went on a long losing streak that CMLL started to turn into a storyline, but then abandoned soon after. The two remain strong luchadors in the undercard but need something more to bump them up another level, and with Titan’s young age he should have plenty of time to succeed at this.
11) Hombre Bala Jr. – CMLL – 21 years old
After initially training with his father, the younger son of Hombre Bala then joined CMLL’s training school and was trained by Talisman, Arkangel de la Muerte, & Shocker. His career suffered a big setback before he could make his debut in CMLL as he suffered a severe broken leg in a motorcycle accident. He finally debuted in 2011 as a part of the Generacion 2011 graduating class along with Magnus, Dragon Lee (Mistico II), Enrique Vera Jr., Super Halcon Jr., Hijo del Signo, & Bobby Zavala. Bala began teaming with Generacion 2011 member Super Halcon Jr. in a feud against Los Rayos Tapatio which led to the youngsters taking the masks of the veteran Rayos Tapatios in early 2012 marking their first major win. Bala continues to team with fellow Generacion 2011 members and though he may not have received the push from CMLL that fellow graduate Dragon Lee (now Mistico II) has, Hombre Bala Jr. has been much more consistent thus far in the ring.
10) Eita – INDY – 21 years old
This 21 year old Japanese star only debuted in 2011 as a part of Dragon Gate, and has been wrestling in Mexico since May of 2012. Eita was trained by Dragon Gate’s famed Dragon Gate Dojo and in 2012 he won the King of the Chop Tournament which also featured young Dragon Gate stars and several very established ones included Shingo Takagi, Akira Tozawa, Cyber Kong (who Eita defeated in the Semifinals), Naruki Doi, Rich Swann, & others. Right after this Eita moved to Mexico to begin trained in Lucha as well as wrestling across the country. Eita has been a mainstay for IWRG ever since. He’s also been a regular for DTU, IWL, and Perros del Mal along with even appearing for AAA. The former MMA fighter has been able to adapt well to Lucha Libre and his blending of MMA moves and high flying has made him very unique thus far. It’s obvious that the Japanese star will eventually head back to Dragon Gate in Japan but if he chose to stay in Mexico he could very well end up with a spot on either AAA or CMLL’s rosters.
09) Rush – CMLL – 24 years old
The older brother of Mistico II (still only 24 years old), Rush has become a top star in CMLL holding both of the CMLL World Light Heavyweight & CMLL World Trios Titles at different times. Rush has started to mix in Perro Aguayo like brawling into some of his more flashy moves and obviously has the trust of the promotion to continue on as a top star in Mexico, but injuries and a strong dislike by a certain portion of the fans has slowed him. With the rudo like brawling at times it seems that a rudo turn could really push Rush forward in the future.
08) Hijo de L.A. Park/Black Spirit – INDY – 24 years old
The son of the legendary original La Parka (L.A. Park) has had a much different path in lucha than Dr. Wagner Jr.’s son as he started out under a different name, on the undercards of events, and with his father denying their relation. He was trained by Skayde, Pierko el Boricua, L.A. Park, Tony Salazar, & El Oriental before debuting as “Black Spirit” in 2008. He wore a mask and gear that did look very similar to L.A. Park’s (with some differences) but both of them denied their being any relation (though fans expected otherwise). Black Spirit started wrestling on the undercards of events (most of which L.A. Park was also working) against fellow Skyde students Turbo, Black Thunder, Skyde Jr., and even Skyde himself which only helped as he was working with some of the better high flyers in wrestling (as well as the legendary Skyde). In early 2010 L.A. Park and his son revealed that Black Spirit was, in fact, the son of L.A. Park and thus he began using the name Hijo de L.A. Park. At this point Hijo de L.A. Park began working further up the card, even in some main events teaming with his father. Hijo de L.A. Park has teamed with Dr. Wagner III at times but has also had some pretty bloody battles with him as well, as he has started adding some brawling (from his father’s influence) to his impressive high flying. He and the Traumas have also had some impressive matches over the last year, even some bloody ones. Oddly, in early 2013 Hijo de L.A. Park changed his name back to Black Spirit (though some still call him Hijo de L.A. Park) because he said he wanted to make a name for himself on his own merits rather than his father’s name. He is much skinnier than his father ever was (about 158 lbs.) but also about his height at 6’0″ making him rather lanky. He’s also become a much better high flyer than his father was thus far along with adding some solid mat wrestling like his dad and even some brawling. The sky is the limit for Black Spirit and the fact that his dad made him wrestler on the undercard for awhile before even admitting their relationship will only benefit him.
07) Bestia 666 – INDY – 23 years old
Much like Hijo de L.A. Park, Bestia 666 started out under a different name with no mention of his relationship to his father Damian 666. Bestia began wrestling under a mask, as Leo working the undercard for the majority of his first year. Then in 2010 he changed his name to Bestia 666 and instead of a mask wore face paint much like his father does. Because of this Bestia has shot up the cards everywhere because of this and has even appeared for AAA at times. Over the last two years he’s also made more appearances in America working for the Urban Wrestling Federation in 2011 and then becoming a stable part of Shane Douglas’ ECW resurrection (or attempt) Extreme Rising where he has begun a feud with Hijo de Rey Misterio II. Bestia is smaller than his father and is a much better high flyer than his father ever was as well, but also incorporates the hardcore style his father primarily uses now as well.
06) Dinastia – AAA – 18 years old
The diminutive and extremely young Dinastia has been wrestling since 2009 when he was only 14 years old and started training when he was only 12! He was trained by his cousin Super Crazy and Rey Cuervo. Pesadilla & Crazy Boy are also cousins of Dinastia. The exciting high flyer wrestled for various indy promotions before winning AAA’s Reality Show in 2011 to earn his first contract with a major promotion. Dinastia (though not actually a midget) began wrestling in AAA’s Minis Division and has been dropping jaws and wowing fans ever since he started. Dinastia won the AAA Minis Championship earlier this year and will likely only get better as he gets older. One thing he won’t be able to improve is his height/size, but that didn’t stop Rey Misterio Jr. either, and could very well be the path that Dinastia goes on.
05) Daga – AAA – 24 years old
Daga won the same Reality Show that Dinastia did to earn a AAA contract but before that he was trained by a trio of legends in Black Terry, Negro Navarro, and Ringo Mendoza. In 2009 and 2010 Daga started to make a name for himself on indy shows in Mexico City, really getting noticed on IWL events where he won the IWL Internet Title and IWL International Juniors Title. After debuting with AAA he quickly started to get noticed with his style of blending Japanese strong style and high flying eventually joining the Perros del Mal group and winning the AAA Cruiserweight Championship (which he still holds). Daga is one of the few unmasked high flyers in AAA and seems to be far from as good as he will eventually be.
04) Puma King – CMLL – 22 years old
Part of the great Casas Family Tree, Puma King may actually turn out to be one of the best of the clan. His grandfather is Pepe Casas and his father is Felino. His uncles are Negro Casas, Heavy Metal, and his aunt is Dalis la Caribena. Princesa Blanca is also his step-mother. He and his older brother Tiger Kid formed a pretty good tag team over the past few years but it was the younger Puma King who broke out in 2012 with his awesome feud with Rey Cometa that led to a stellar Mask vs. Mask Match with Puma taking the veteran’s mask. One interesting aspect of Puma (and Tiger’s) early careers was that they and their father kept the fact that he was their father a secret (to try and make them succeed on their own merits rather than their families name) before finally revealing it to the lucha world when they had started making names for themselves in CMLL. Despite all of his success, thus far Puma King hasn’t won a championship in CMLL just yet.
03) Fenix – AAA – 22 years old
Fenix burst onto the major scene in 2011 as a new AAA tecnico Fenix opposite his brother Dark Dragon wowing the fans with his athleticism and high spots. Fenix is considered one of the top rising stars in AAA and with it looking like he will start making appearances in America in 2013 as well the sky is the limit for this youngster. Fenix was trained by two of the very best in lucha in Skayde and Gran Apache. Some of the best matches from AAA in 2011 & 2012 involved Fenix and his older brother Dark Dragon.
02) Mascara Dorada – CMLL – 24 years old
There may not be a more athletic luchador in the entire world than CMLL’s high flying phenom Mascara Dorada. Dorada was trained by his father Gitano & CMLL’s head trainer Satanico and then he started as Gitano Jr. before being given the gimmick of Metalik by CMLL. As Metalik he dazzled fans with his incredible high spots but was inconsistent and often botched moves. Then, CMLL changed his name to Mascara Dorada a “large” version of the popular and amazing Mascarita Dorada. As Dorada he continued to amaze fans and other luchadors with his athleticism and high flying moves but he was also getting considerably better by working with veterans like Averno, Negro Casas, Mephisto, Atlantis, Mistico, and others. Dorada quickly soared up the ranks in CMLL and became one of the more popular stars in the promotion. He continues to get better and is expected to remain one of the top stars in Mexico.
01) La Sombra – CMLL – 23 years old
Easily the #1 wrestler on this list, La Sombra is barely 23 years old yet is already one of the top luchadors in all of Mexico. The current NWA Middleweight Champion isn’t just one of the top luchadors in Mexico in name but he’s also one of the best all around wrestlers in the sport as well as one of the top high flyers. Sombra was trained by a group of legends which included his uncle Moro III, his father Brillante, Satanico, Stuka Sr., and current CMLL booker Franco Colombo. That along with his massive lucha family true (the Moro Family) makes his pedigree in Lucha Libre second to none. Sombra has had some of the best feuds in Lucha over the last few years which included classic battles with the likes of La Mascara, Volador Jr., Mistico, and Averno among others, and he has held a slew of Championships including the CMLL World Tag Team, Trios, and Universal Championships. He’s also won several tournaments (2007 Torneo Gran Alternativa (with Mistico), 2011 Universal Champions Tournament, 2012 La Copa Juniors Tournament, & 2013 Reyes del Aire Tournament) and Awards (CMLL Trios of the Year (with La Mascara & Mascara Dorada), CMLL Tag Team of the Year (with Volador Jr.), and CMLL Tecnico of the Year (2010), among others). The scary thing about Sombra is that he can still be even better, and will likely only get better.
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