Viva la Raza!: Lucha Weekly
February 23, 2014
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Sin Cara Debuts with AAA
Wrestling Observer confirmed before this weekend that Sin Cara was set to debut for AAA on Friday which is something that had been rumored for over a month, but the Observer also claimed he would be the surprise wrestler in the Rey de Reyes Tournament match which was not the case. Sin Cara's old rival Black Warrior was actually the surprise in that match as he re-joined Perros del Mal. Sin Cara made his "appearance" at the end of the night when his music played and then the lights went out. The lights came back on and he appeared in the ring, but then the lights went back out and he was gone again. It is a bit of a bizarre way to bring Sin Cara/Mistico into the company to say the least, and AAA hasn't even confirmed that it was in fact Sin Cara just saying the luchador was a mystery.
AAA Works Out Deal With Mexico City Arena
This week AAA held a joint press conference with the Mexico City Sports Department to announce a deal that they had signed to run 12 events at Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera in 2014 as well as Lucha Classes in the arena. This is an interesting development because AAA usually runs less than 5 events inside Mexico City (with a few outside the city) a year because Mexico City is seen as CMLL territory. AAA will be running 12 events in that arena alone not to mention all of the other shows (likely 2-4) in the city as well.
Various AAA News
Along with confirming the news of Sin Cara, Wrestling Observer stated that AAA was trying hard to get Blue Demon Jr. to sign a contract with the promotion. Right now he is primarily working just major events on a per show agreement. He doesn't want to sign a contract because he is still making good money on the independents as well as working for AAA. The Observer says Mesias' shoulder injury is going to keep him out for at least another month likely knocking him out of Rey de Reyes. Also, AAA is trying is concerned about the physique of many of the luchadors as they get set for American TV, and said they would be prohibiting luchadors from wearing t-shirts in the ring by the spring.
AAA 02/21 "Sin Limite" TV Taping Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera Results
1) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, & Mini Histeria def. Dinastia, Mascarita Sagrada, & Mini Drago
2) Pentagon Jr., Sexy Star, & Taya Valkyrie def. Drago, Fabi Apache, & Jennifer Blake
3) Angelico, Australian Sucide, & Zumbi def. Los Inferno Rockers (Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, & Soul Rocker)
4) Street Fight: Daga, Juventud Guerrera, & Steve Pain def. Fenix, Crazy Boy, & Joe Lider
5) Rey de Reyes Torneo Cibernetico Semifinals: Black Warrior def. Texano Jr., Psicosis, & Psycho Clown
6) Chessman, El Zorro, Jeff Jarrett, & Perro Aguayo Jr. def. Cibernetico, Jack Evans, La Parka Jr., & Electroshock
* NOTES *
- Sin Cara's music hit after the Main Event and then someone who looks alot like Sin Cara briefly appeared in the ring but the lights went out and when they came back on he was gone.
AAA 03/03 "Sin Limite" TV Taping Irapuato, Guanajuato Lineup
1) AAA Minis Title: Dinasita (c) vs. Mini Charly Manson
2) Fabi Apache, Jennifer Blake, & Zumbi vs. Sexy Lady, Sexy Star, & Steve Pain
3) Angelico, Australian Suicide, & Jack Evans vs. Daga, Pentagon Jr., & Psicosis
4) Axxel, Electroshock, & TBA vs. Chessman, Hijo del Fantasma, & Silver Kain
5) La Parka Jr., Cibernetico, & Psycho Clown vs. Texano Jr., El Zorro, & Parka Negra
AAA 03/30 Arena Fusion Lineup
1) TBA vs. TA
2) TBA vs. TBA
3) AAA Fusion Title: Fenix (c) vs. Belial
4) INDY Strong Style Title: Pentagon Jr. vs. Arez (c)
5) AAA Trios Titles: Psycho Circus (Psycho Clown, Murder Clown, & Monster Clown) vs. Los Inferno Rockers (Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, & Soul Rocker)
The Wrestling Observer reported this week that CMLL's La Sombra was punished for appearing on Sin Cara's return show earlier this month by being taken off of several shows following that event. According to the Observer CMLL warned all of its talent to have nothing to do with that event or Sin Cara in general to the point they had been warned not to even go to the show as a fan. Sombra didn't care and did the show out of loyalty to Sin Cara for helping him earlier in his career and he knows that there is no way CMLL would fire him right now for something like that as popular as he is. Sin Cara has also claimed that both Rush and La Mascara agreed to appear on the show originally but backed out after CMLL's threats.
CMLL 02/14 Arena Mexico Results
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. def. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, & Shigeo Okumura def. Fuego, Pegasso, & Starman
3) Lightning Match: Dalis la Caribena def. Marcela
4) Blue Panther, Rush, & Brazo de Plata def. Negro Casas, Felino, & Shocker
5) Gran Altenrantiva Finals: Mr. Niebla & Cavernario def. Volador Jr. & Soberano Jr.
6) Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, & Euforia def. Mascara Dorada, Mistico II, & Valiente
CMLL 02/16 Arena Mexico Results
1) Astral, Electrico, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Demus 3:16, Mercurio, & Pierrothito
2) Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, & Nitro def. Hombre Bala Jr., Metatron, & Super Halcon Jr.
3) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. def. Puma King, Virus, & Kamaitachi
4) Diamante Azul, Fuego, & La Mascara def. Ephesto, Pierroth, & Vangelis
5) CMLL Welterweight Title: Mistico II def. Polvora (c) to win the title!
6) Marco Corleone, Volador Jr., & Brazo de Plata def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Mr. Aguila, & Kraneo
CMLL 02/16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Relampago Azul def. Meteoro
2) Javier Cruz & William Rock def. El Yaqui & Evola
3) Espectrum, Infierno, & Rafaga def. Halcon de Plata, Leo, & Sky Kid
4) El Cavernario def. Smaker
5) Blue Panther & Solar I def. Negro Casas & Negro Navarro
6) Mephisto def. Titan
CMLL 02/17 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Paris, Tigre Rojo, & Tigre Rojo Jr. def. Artillero, Disturbio, & Super Comando
2) Metalico, Metatron, & Robin def. Espiritu Maligno, Siki Ozama Jr., & Toro Bill Jr.
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, & Sagrado def. Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca, & Shigeo Okumura
4) Rush def. Vangelis
5) Felino, Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla def. Mascara Dorada, Mistico II, & Valiente
CMLL 02/18 Arena Mexico Results
1) Cholo & Inquisidor def. Flyer & Metatron
2) Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito def. Angelito, Fantasy, & Shockercito
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Super Halcon Jr., & Triton def. Cancerbero, Puma King, & Raziel
4) Tiger Kid def. Stuka Jr.
5) Ephesto, Misterioso II, & Pierroth def. Blue Panther, Black Panther, & Cachorro
6) Mexican National Trios Titles: Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla def. La Mascara, Rush, & Titan (c) to win the titles!
CMLL 02/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Acertijo & Sadico def. El Brillante & El Divino
2) Canelo Casas, Demonio Maya, & Nosferatu def. Dragon Lee, Esfinge, & Magnus
3) Camorra def. Stigma
4) Gallo, Sagrado, & Brazo de Plata def. Kamaitachi, Shigeo Okumura, & Virus
5) FLLM Maestro Title: Negro Navarro def. Solar I (c) to win the title!
6) Fatal 4-Way: La Sombra & Marco Corleone def. Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia, Atlantis & Diamante Azul, and Rey Bucanero & El Terrible
CMLL 02/21 Arena Mexico Results
1) Camaleon & Leono def. Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Astral, Electrico, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Demus 3:16, Mercurio, & Pequeno Olimpico
3) Dark Angel, La Silueta, & Marcela def. Dalis la Caribena, La Amapola, & Zeuxis
4) Lightning Match: El Terrible fought Diamante Azul to a DRAW
5) Barbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, & Ultimo Guerrero def. Soberano Jr., Volador Jr., & Valiente
6) Felino, Negro Casas, & Shocker def. Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush
CMLL 02/23 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Bengala & Metalico vs. Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Pegasso, Starman, & Stigma vs. Hechicero, Hijo del Signo, & Nitro
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, & Lady Afrodita vs. Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei, & Tiffany
4) Lightning Match: Delta vs. Bobby Zavala
5) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Titan vs. Euforia, Gran Guerrero, & Niebla Roja
6) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Marco Corleone vs. Averno, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Mephisto
CMLL 02/24 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Aguila Egipcia & Black Tiger vs. Ares & King Jaguar
2) Astral, Asturiano, & Electrico vs. Pequeno Warrior, Pierrothito, & Sauron
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Pegasso vs. Bobby Zavala, Kamaitachi, & Shigeo Okumura
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Shocker, & Rey Escorpion vs. Blue Panther, Maximo, & Rush
5) Mascara Dorada, Mistico II, & Valiente vs. Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla
CMLL 02/25 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Flyer & Oro Jr. vs. Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., & Stigma vs. Espiritu Negro, Guerrero Negro Jr., & Hijo del Signo
3) Lightning Match: Hechicero vs. Starman
4) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, & Brazo de Plata vs. Misterioso II, Pierroth, & Vangelis
5) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Cavernario, Herodes Jr., & Mr. Niebla
6) La Mascara, Maximo, & Triton vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Bobby Zavala
CMLL 02/25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Metatron & Smaker vs. Demonio Maya & Exterminador
2) Astral, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Demus 3:16, Mercurio, & Pequeno Warrior
3) Cachorro, Fuego, & Stuka Jr. vs. Cancerbero, Malefico, & Raziel
4) La Sombra, Rush, & Titan vs. Negro Casas, Shocker, & Ultimo Guerrero
5) Marco Corleone vs. Euforia
Extreme Tiger Signs with TNA
PWInsider revealed this week that former AAA star Extreme Tiger has signed with TNA Wrestling in America. Tiger worked a pair of matches for TNA in December under the Ultimate Tiger name which he is likely to work under in TNA going forward.
El Hijo del Santo Retiring?
This week SuperLuchas broke the news that a source claims El Hijo del Santo's neck is worse than previously thought and that he will need surgery that would end his in-ring career. The report claims that Santo is going to rest for 6 months and then return at the end of the year for a retirement tour before getting the surgery and then retiring. The report claims that after retirement Santo plans to manage the career of his son and open a wrestling school. Santo has yet to address the report so for now it's still considered a rumor.
Dragon Gate Tryout in Mexico
This week Dragon Gate star CIMA has announced that he will be holding a tryout for Dragon Gate in Mexico City at Gimnasio Hercules on 02/26. The fee for the tryout is only 100 pesos (which is about $8 American).
Box y Lucha Changing Format
This past weekend Lucha magazine Box y Lucha Mag announced that they were changing to a bi-weekly format rather than the traditionally weekly format they have been doing since its inception. At one point Mexico had three weekly Lucha magazines but to show how bad things have gotten two of those (Box y Lucha and Super Luchas) have switched to bi-weekly while Luchas 2000 is the only weekly magazine left at that format. Super Luchas even closed down completely for awhile in 2013.
Lucha Event at ECW Arena
Masked Republic and Extreme Rising have announced a lucha libre event in Philadelphia's famed ECW Arena on April 27th will be taking place headlined by Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. L.A. Park! The second bout signed was a trios pitting the CHIKARA trio of the Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian) and Green Ant against Chuck Taylor, Papadon, & Orange Cassidy. Sabu, Damian 666, Bestia 666, Negro Navarro, Solar I, Cassandro, Christina Von Eerie, and Pierrothito have also been confirmed for the event, and I would bet that Hijo de Rey Misterio II and Dr. Wagner III will likely be on the card as well if they aren't booked elsewhere on that day.
IWRG 02/16 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Fulgor I & Power Bull def. Angel del Amor & Dragon Celestial
2) Electro Boy, Oficial Rayan, & Tupac Amaru Jr. def. Chico Che, Diva Salvaje, & Miss Gaviota
3) Super Libre Match: Alan Extreme & Veneno def. Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47
4) Golden Magic, Mascara Purpura, & Relampago def. Eterno, Tony Rivera, & Trauma II via DQ
5) La Rebelion de Los Juniors Torneo Cibernetico: Super Nova def. Hijo de Dos Caras, Hijo del Lizmark, Trauma I, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Fishman, Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Fresero Jr.
WWS 02/16 Arena Aragon Results
1) Diosa Atenea def. Lady Dragon
2) India Mazahua & Princesa Mohicana def. Pumita Star & The Rouse
3) Canadian Diamond & La Abogada def. Arumi & Sayre
4) Dark Magic & Estrella Negra def. Princesa Ahy Leen & Reina Dorada
5) Mystique, Sexy Angel, & Zuzu Divine def. Crazy Star, Diosa Atenea, & Star Fire
IWRG 02/19 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Matrix Jr. def. Galaxy
2) Mini Black Abyss & Mini Rockercito def. Dragoncito de Oro & Mini Multifacetico
3) Amazona, La Sadica, & Zurdog def. Atomic Star, Cristal, & Emperador
4) Copa Higher Power Cibernetico: Team FILL (Alfa, Dragon Celestial, Fulgor I, Imposible, Omega, Power Bull, Seiya, & Sky Angel) def. Team Skayde Gym (Aztlan, Cheyene, Destino, Jorge Kebrada, Kanon, Onix, Prodigio, & Vertize)
5) Eterno, Fuerza Guerrera, & Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 def. Mascara Purpura, Relampago, & Super Nova
* NOTES *
- The Cibernetico was a rematch from last week's match of the same kind; it also ended in a DQ like last week. It came down to Fulgor from FILL and Kanon from Skayde Gym. Fulgor twisted Kanon's mask so he couldn't see and then Kanon wildly kicked the referee in the balls causing him to get DQ'd and Team FILL to lose. Team Skayde refused to win the Trophy that way, like last week, and then a match pitting four FILL students teamed with their maestro Black Terry against Skayde and four of his students in another rematch was proposed.
IWRG 02/23 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Hip Hop Man & Sky Angel vs. Matrix Jr. & Power Bull
2) Dragon Celestial, Emperador Azteca, & Latigo vs. Dowki, Hanaoka, & Hijo de la Bestia
3) Angel del Amor, Chico Che, & Golden Magic vs. Apolo Estrada Jr., Spartaco, & Tupac Amaru Jr.
4) IWRG IC Tag Team Titles: Alan Extreme & Veneno (c) vs. Oficial 911 & Oficial AK47
5) Lizmark Jr., Relampago, & Super Nova vs. Eterno, Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & X-Fly
DG-USA "Revolt '14" 02/22 iPPV Elmhurst, NY Lineup
1) Ivelisse vs. Su Yung
2) Tony Nese vs. Rich Swann
3) Jigsaw vs. Shane Strickland
4) AR Fox vs. Drew Gulak
5) Open the United Gate Titles: Bravado Brothers (c) vs. Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy
6) Open The Freedom Gate Title: Johnny Gargano (c) vs. CIMA
DG-USA 02/23 "Way Of The Ronin '14" iPPV Brooklyn, NY Lineup
1) Gargano/CIMA loser vs. TBA
2) Fire Ant vs. Jigsaw
3) EVOLVE Title: AR Fox (c) vs. Chris Hero
4) Open the Fredom Gate Title: Gargano/CIMA winner (c) vs. Roderick Strong
WWL 03/09 Mexico City Lineup
1) Apolo vs. Cien Caras Jr.
2) Skayde, Vengador Radioactivo, & Zumbi vs. Astro Rey Jr., El Hijo del Medico Asesino, & Dr. Wagner III
3) Zeuxis vs. Paloma Rouse
4) Hardcore Match: Sabu vs. X-Fly
5) WWL Tag Team Titles: Mr. & Sexy B (c) vs. Hijo de Dos Caras & Sicodelico Jr.
6) Carlito Colon & Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera & Ricky Marvin
7) Octagon vs. Fuerza Guerrera
8) WWL Heavyweight Title: Blue Demon Jr. vs. Monster Pain (c)
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