Viva la Raza!: Lucha Weekly
December 14, 2013
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Dark Family in Japan
This week AAA’s Cuervo and Ozz of the Dark Family finished up their tour of All Japan as a part of the Real World Tag League. They didn’t have much success in the tournament but closed out the tour teaming with the legendary Ultimo Dragon in a trios win.
– Real World Tag League: Akebono & Yoshinobu Kanemaru def. Cuervo & Ozz (11/30)
– Real World Tag League: Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori def. Cuervo & Ozz (12/01)
– Real World Tag League: Cuervo & Ozz def. D-Lo Brown & Kenso Suzuki (12/02)
– Real World Tag League: Cuervo & Ozz def. Atsushi Aoki & Kotaro Suzuki (12/03)
– Real World Tag League: Joe Doering & Suwama def. Cuervo & Ozz (12/04)
– Real World Tag League: Go Shiozaki & Kento Miyahara def. Cuervo & Ozz (12/06)
– Real World Tag League: James Raideen & Maybach Beta def. Cuervo & Ozz (12/07)
– Cuervo, Ozz, & Ultimo Dragon def. Jun Akiyama, SUSHI, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (12/08)
AAA 12/08 “Guerra de Titanes ’13” TV Taping Results
1) Dinastia, Ludxor, & Venum def. Gran Apache, Machine Rocker, & Mini Charly Manson
2) Angelico, Jack Evans, & Fenix def. Juventud Guerrera, Pentagon Jr., & Steve Pain
3) Hair vs. Hair Steel Cage Match: Pimpinela Escarlata lost to Taya Valkyrie, Mamba, Jennifer Blake, Fabi Apache, Pasion Kristal, Yuriko, Sexy Star, & Polvo de Estrellas
4) AAA Latin American Title: Blue Demon Jr. (c) def. Electroshock to retain the title!
5) AAA Trios Titles: Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown) (c) def. El Consejo (Hijo del Fantasma, Silver Kain, & Texano Jr.) to retain the titles!
6) Cibernetico, Perro Aguayo Jr., El Mesias, & La Parka Jr. def. Daga, Jeff Jarrett, Parka Negra, & Psicosis
* NOTES *
– In the Main Event Mesias pinned Jarrett clean and then El Consejo ran out and attacked the tecnicos. El Zorro ran out and acted like he was going to help the tecnicos but then attacked them and helped the rudos.
– After the Main Event Perro turned on the tecnicos attacking Cibernetico.
– For a major event this was a pretty standard, boring show with not much happening. The second match should be a pretty good watch however. The Main Event read as yet another iteration of La Sociedad once again, yes the same thing they’ve been doing over and over for a decade. AAA fans everywhere are really not happy about this and have been going at AAA on social media about rehashing La Legion/La Sociedad yet again. The worst thing is that Konnan does these things and then will turn right around and criticize other promotions for not being creative or rehashing old ideas.
AAA 12/14 TV Taping Jalisco Lineup
1) El Elegido, Jennifer Blake, & Mascarita Sagrada vs. Cuervo, Mini Abismo Negro, & Taya Valkyrie
2) Angelico, Australian Suicide, & Jack Evans vs. Daga, Steve Pain, & Toscano
3) Blue Demon Jr., Cibernetico, & Fenix vs. Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagon Jr., & Silver Kain
* NOTES *
– This will take place at a Hard Rock Hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
Angel de Oro Undergoes Surgery
This week CMLL’s Angel de Oro revealed on his Facebook that he had undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL, and that he would be out for 6-8 months at least.
Sombra In Japan
CMLL’s La Sombra finished up his tour with New Japan this week taking part in their World Tag League Tournament teaming with Tetsuya Naito. Naito and Sombra were unable to make it to the Semifinals of the tournament.
– World Tag League Block B: Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI def. La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito (11/23)
– La Sombra, Tetsuya Naito, Tiger Mask IV, KUSHIDA, & Jushin Thunder Liger def. Gedo, Jado, Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI, & Yujiro Takahashi (11/24)
– La Sombra, Tetsuya Naito, & Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Jado, Kazuchika Okada, & Tomohiro Ishii (11/25)
– World Tag League Block B: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima def. La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito (11/26)
– La Sombra, Tetsuya Naito, & KUSHIDA def. Gedo, Kazuchika Okada, & YOSHI-HASHI (11/28)
– World Tag League Block B: La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito def. Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson (11/29)
– La Sombra, Tetsuya Naito, & Tomoaki Honma def. Gedo, Kazuchika Okada, & YOSHI-HASHI (11/30)
– World Tag League Block B: La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito def. Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano (12/01)
– World Tag League Block B: La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito def. Minoru Suzuki & Shelton Benjamin (12/03)
– Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, & Jushin Thunder Liger def. La Sombra, Tetsuya Bushi, & Tetsuya Naito (12/05)
– World Tag League Block B: Jax Dane & Rob Conway def. La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito (12/06)
– La Sombra, Tetsuya Naito, & Tetsuya Bushi def. Gedo, Kazuchika Okada, & YOSHI-HASHI (12/07)
– La Sombra, Tetsuya Naito, Tiger Mask IV, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & Jushin Thunder Liger def. Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi, Gedo, Kazuchika Okada, & Shinsuke Nakamura (12/08)
CMLL 12/06 Arena Mexico Results
1) Aereo & Stukita def. Pequeno Nitro & Pequeno Olimpico
2) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., & Super Halcon Jr. def. Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, & Raziel
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Stuka Jr. def. Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, & Virus
4) Lightning Match: Titan def. Polvora
5) Ultimo Guerrero, El Terrible, & Tama Tonga def. Diamante Azul, Rush, & Brazo de Plata
6) Mr. Aguila, Psyco Reaper, & Kraneo def. Volador Jr., Mistico II, & Valiente via DQ
CMLL 12/08 Arena Mexico Results
1) Herodes Jr. & Zayco def. Metatron & Oro Jr.
2) Bobby Zavala, Hooligan, & Sangre Azteca def. Pegasso, Sensei, & Stigma
3) Blue Panther, Fuego, & Sagrado def. Misterioso II, Namajague, & Puma King
4) Lightning Match: Diamante Azul def. Dragon Rojo Jr.
5) Mascara Dorada, Thunder, & Valiente def. Averno, Euforia, & Tama Tonga
6) Volador Jr., Rush, & Maximo def. Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla via DQ
CMLL 12/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) El Brillante def. Samael
2) Angel del Mal & Demonio Rojo def. Martin Escobedo & Tony Escobedo
3) Sadico def. El Divino via DQ
4) Demonio Maya, Espectrum, & Infierno def. El Idolo, Esfinge, & Leon Blanco
5) Gallo, Solar I, & Stuka Jr. def. Barbaro Cavernario, Negro Navarro, & Rafaga
6) Ultimo Guerrero & Gran Guerrero def. Atlantis & La Mascara
CMLL 12/09 Arena Puebla Results
1) Aguila Egipcia & Bengala def. El Malayo & Zayco
2) Leonon & Robin def. Espiritu Maligno & King Jaguar
3) Camorra, Cancerbero, & Raziel def. Sagrado, Starman, & Stigma
4) Kraneo, Mr. Aguila, & Olimpico def. Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Titan
5) Averno def. Blue Panther
6) Atlantis & Mistico II def. Ultimo Guerrero & Gran Guerrero via DQ
CMLL 12/10 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bengala & Metatron def. Cholo & Zayco via DQ
2) Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, & Nosferatu def. Metalico, Molotov, & Sensei
3) Fuego, Soberano Jr., & Stigma def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Sangre Azteca
4) Lightning Match: Dark Angel def. Dalis la Caribena
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, & Thunder def. Felino, Mr. Aguila, & Tiger Kid
6) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, & Maximo def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, & Rey Escorpion
CMLL 12/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Black Metal & Leo def. Exterminador & Malefico
2) Mr. Trueno, Raziel, & Rey Trueno def. Magnus, Sky Kid, & Smaker
3) Goya Kong, Marcela, & Silueta def. La Amapola, La Comandante, & Tiffany
4) Negro Navarro, Olimpico, & Psyco Reaper def. Sagrado, Solar I, & Stuka Jr.
5) Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto def. Mascara Dorada, Mistico II, & Valiente
CMLL 12/13 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Camaleon & Oro Jr. vs. Canelo Casas & Herodes Jr.
2) Fuego, Pegasso, & Triton vs. Bobby Zavala, Shigeo Okumura, & Virus
3) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
4) Lightning Match: Valiente vs. Negro Casas
5) La Mascara, Marco Corleone, & Rush vs. Tama Tonga, El Terrible, & Vangelis
6) Volador Jr., Mistico II, & Titan vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla Roja, & Psyco Reaper
CMLL 12/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Capitan vs. El Pirana
2) Halcon de Plata & Javier Cruz Jr. vs. Acertijo & Sadico
3) Leon Blanco vs. Magnum
4) Esfinge, Gallo, & Leo vs. Demonio Maya, Infierno, & Malefico
5) Diamante Azul, Titan, & Triton vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Espectrum, & Rafaga
6) La Mascara vs. Gran Guerrero
CMLL 12/16 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Aguila Egipcia & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs. Espanto Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Milenium & Starman vs. Hooligan & Siki Ozama Jr.
3) Lightning Match: Stigma vs. Camorra
4) Fuego, Stuka Jr., & Triton vs. Misterioso II, Namajague, & Shigeo Okumura
5) Volador Jr., Diamante Azul, & Shocker vs. Kraneo, Mr. Aguila, & Olimpico
6) Atlantis vs. Ultimo Guerrero
CMLL 12/17 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Bengala & Camaleon vs. Akuma & Cholo
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Canelo Casas, Hijo del Signo, & Nosferatu
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, & Marcela vs. Dalis la Caribena, La Seductora, & Princesa Blanca
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Stuka Jr. vs. Morphosis, Mr. Agula, & Psyco Reaper
5) La Sombra, Rush, & Brazo de Plata vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Gran Guerrero
6) CMLL Light Heavyweight Title: Rey Escorpion (c) vs. Maximo
CMLL 12/17 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Javier Cruz Jr. & Leo vs. Acertijo & Disturbio
2) Fuego, Gallo, & Triton vs. Raziel, Sangre Azteca, & Shigeo Okumura
3) Occidente Tag Team Titles: Sky Kid & Smaker (c) vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Atlantis, Blue Panther, & Shocker vs. Euforia, El Terrible, & Vangelis
5) CMLL Trios Titles: Mascara Dorada, Mistico II, & Valiente (c) vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
IWRG 12/05 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Zurdog def. Latigo
2) Douki, Imposible, & Kalim Black def. Alfa, Dragon Celestial, & Omega
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, & Oficial AK47 def. Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, & Dr. Cerebro
4) IWRG IC Welterweight Title: Golden Magic def. Canis Lupus (c) to win the title!
5) Alan Extreme, Mascara Purpura, & Veneno def. Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, Trauma I, & X-Fly via DQ
LLF 12/06 “13th Anniversary Show” Arena Femenil Results
1) LLF Tag Team Titles Torneo Semifinals: Katary & Shekinah Elijah def. Gacela & Lady Maldad
2) LLF Tag Team Titles Torneo Semifinals: Lady Flamer & Lady Puma def. Baby Puma & Lady Star
3) Super Libre Match: Diana la Cazadora def. La Chacala
4) LLF Tag Team Titles Torneo Finals: Lady Flamer & Lady Puma def. Katary & Shekinah Elijah to win the vacant titles!
5) 3-Way Hardcore Match: Sadica def. Lady Star & Tsunami
6) Mask vs. Hair Match: Estrella Explosiva def. Angelica
INDY 12/06 Auditorio de Tijuana Results
1) Kanalla & Pitbull def. Dementor & TG Power
2) Black Zygon, Camaleon de Oro, Rubi Gardenia, & Venum Black Jr. def. Cholo, Dinamantina, King Azteca, & Shamu
3) Mascarita Sagrada & Nino de la Calle def. Pentagoncito Black & Pirata Morgan
4) Hijo de Rey Misterio II & L.A. Park def. Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Hijo del Solitario
5) Hair vs. Hair Match: Rayo de Jalisco Jr. def. Super Parka
* NOTES *
– Lots of people angry at the Main Event. Parka looked to be injured and not able to do much which led to the match being just one fall with tons of interference. Then, after Parka was beat he didn’t even get his head shaved. Instead they just cut a bit of his hair off and he went to the back. This was Parka’s first Hair Match since 2007.
INDY 12/07 Gimnasio Factores Mutuos Results
1) Muerte Extrema def. Azrael
2) Chikara & Super Jack def. Ciber Payaso & Mortifero
3) El Ninja Jr. fought Ultimo Ninja to a DRAW
4) Golden Boy, Pedro Navajas, & Rico Rodriguez def. Babe Fox, Dralion, & Harry Boy
5) Titanik def. Galactar
6) Demenzia & Epidemius def. Dranser & Scravos
XMW 12/08 Mexico City Results
3) Copa Grand Prix Torneo Cibernetico: Herdoes Jr., Marc Haus, Stukita, & Yuriko def. Belial, Fly Warrior, Low Rider, & Wotan
4) XMW Light Heavyweight Title Torneo Cibernetico: Vamper def. Legendario, Metaleon, Terremoto, & Mascara Sagrada Jr. to win the vacant title!
5) XNL Title: Ricky Marvin (c) def. Arez to retain the title!
6) Tournament of Death: Demoledor def. Ludark Shaitan, Obscuro, Fly Star, & El Dollar
IWRG 12/10 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Black Nico, Lady Drago, & Voltar def. Mercenario de la Muerte, Sexy Girl, & Ultimo Caballero
2) Skrull Metal & Versus def. Muerte Infernal II & Vampiro Metalico II
3) Alfa, Omega, & Seiya def. Arana de Plata, Atomic Star, & Electro Boy
4) Anubis Black, Fulgor II, & Kalim BLack def. Black Lancer, Hip Hop Man, & Serpiente de Oro
5) Torneo FILL Cibernetico: Dragon Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I, Latigo, Matrix Jr., Power Bull, Sky Angel, & Zurdog def. Alan Extreme, Astro Rey Jr., Blue Monsther, Canis Lupus, Centvrion, Fresero Jr., Golden Magic, & Picudo Jr.
DTU 12/21 “6th Anniversary Show” Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) TBA vs. TBA
2) Scramble Match: Jhonky vs. Kalibus vs. Crazy King vs. Gramlin vs. Chika Ye-Ye vs. Benji vs. Energy vs. TBA
3) JC McLean, Keira, La Magnifica, Zuzu Divine, & TBA vs. Diosa Atenea, Mystique, Princesa Ahy Leen, Reina Dorada, & Star Fire
4) DTU Title Torneo Cibernetico: Jinzo vs. Hacker vs. Poson vs. Black Fire vs. Septimo Dragon vs. Slayer Pack vs. Hormiga
5) Scramble Match: Super Crazy vs. Lethal vs. Crazy Boy vs. Lanzeloth vs. Pesadilla vs. Artikus
6) DTU Consagrado Title: Joe Lider (c) vs. Dance Boy vs. Angel o Demonio vs. Shyru Dragon
7) Violento Jack vs. Aeroboy
8) Mask vs. Mask Scramble Match: Angel del Misterio vs. Kaleth vs. Rey Celestial vs. Pequeno Cobra vs. Drastik Boy vs. Gemelo Muerte I
9) Hair vs. Mask Scramble Match: Paranoiko vs. Ciclope vs. X-Fly vs. Ovett vs. Miedo Extremo vs. Demente Extreme
With the recent signing of former AAA star Extreme Tiger to TNA in America this week’s Lucha Spotlight goes on Tiger, now wrestling as Ultimate Tiger, and a look at his career thus far.
Tiger was initially trained by the legendary Rey Misterio Sr. who is responsible for training Rey Misterio Jr., Konnan, Psicosis, Cassandro, Damian 666, and many others. Starting at a very young age, 17, Tiger made his official debut in the late 90’s under the name Tyger Mask a take on the legendary Tiger Mask from Japan. Tiger began working under the Extreme Tiger name for the WWA in Tijuana and then began working on underground lucha events, meaning they weren’t sanctioned by the Lucha Commission, adopting a more hardcore style working in death matches. Tiger eventually began working for hardcore promotions NGX and DTU.
Through the connection DTU shared with AAA, primarily becasue of AAA star Crazy Boy running DTU, Extreme Tiger was signed by AAA. Tiger’s AAA career began as an undercard wrestler and then in 2007 he won the Alas de Oro (Wings of Gold) Tournament, a tournament featuring young high fliers. Tiger then joined Juventud Guerrera’s Mexican Powers group along with Crazy Boy and Joe Lider.
A few months later Tiger was recruited by fellow Tijuana wrestler Halloween to join his new La Familia de Tijuana along with Nicho el Millionario (original Psicosis). Halloween and Tiger began teaming together regularly and even won the AAA Tag Team Titles from Tiger’s former Mexican Powers teammates Crazy Boy & Joe Lider. After a near 6 month title reign, Tiger’s first major title, Tiger and Halloween dropped the belts to La Hermandad 187 which consisted of two other former Tiger stable mates (Nicho from La Familia de Tijuana and Lider from Mexican Powers). Immediately after the match Halloween left AAA and Tiger was on his own.
Tiger attempted to defend his Alas de Oro crown in the 2008 version of the tournament falling to eventual winner Aerostar. As Tiger began to grow more confident as a singles wrestler he began to do less and less hardcore spots in his matches as well. Tiger made it all the way to the finals of the tournament to crown the very first AAA Cruiserweight Champion in 2009, but fell to Alex Koslov in the Finals. Just a few weeks later, however, Tiger won the title at TripleMania XVII from Koslov in a 4-Way Dance. Later in the year Tiger lost the belt back to Koslov at “Verano de Escandalo” but only weeks later Koslov was fired from AAA and forced to vacate the belt.
At “Heroes Inmortales III” Tiger won the belt back in a Ladder Match to crown a new champion and then Koslov returned to AAA and the two began feuding over the belt. Tiger retained the belt in their subsequent matches but eventually lost the belt to Jack Evans in an elimination match at TripleMania XVIII in 2010.
In 2011 Tiger won the Rey de Reyes Tournament defeating Carlito Colon, El Mesias, and the legendary L.A. Park in the Finals to earn a World Title shot that he would never receive. Just days after winning Rey de Reyes Tiger teamed with Jack Evans, the man who beat him for the AAA Cruiserweight Title a few months before, won the AAA Tag Team Titles from Los Maniacos (Silver King & Ultimo Gladiador). Tiger and Evans retained the belts until Heroes Inmortales ’11” against Abyss and Chessman in a TLC Match.
In 2012 Tiger teamed up with his former tag partner Halloween in a Parejas Suicidas Mask vs. Hair Steel Cage Match in which both were able to escape without losing their mask/hair. For the rest of the year Tiger bounced around the midcard given not much of a direction and never receiving the World Title shot he was guaranteed because of winning the 2011 Rey de Reyes Tournament.
Tiger then left AAA in November of 2012 and began working all across Mexico for various independent promotions including IWRG. Tiger also worked for various promotions in America before getting his try out with TNA last week. He wrestled Zema Ion and Cury Man on back to back nights in matches taped for TNA’s Youtube show Xplosion. Tiger could be a much needed breath of fresh air in TNA’s X-Division as the first true luchador the promotion has had in years.
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