Viva la Raza!: Lucha Weekly
April 12, 2015
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Verano Escandalo Date Revealed
A member of the AAA staff revealed via a Facebook comment that “Verano de Escandalo” will take place 06/14 in Monterrey with Rey Misterio Jr. competing at the event. The comment was deleted and AAA is likely upset about him leaking the information.
Psycho Clown Engaged to a Casas
This weekend AAA’s Psycho Clown got engaged to Zaraida Casas, the daughter of the legendary Negro Casas. That marriage will link possibly the two most prolific families in the history of lucha libre, the Casas family and the Brazo family, together. Psycho’s father is none other than CMLL star Brazo de Plata (Super Porky in AAA) and both families go back generations in Lucha. Zaraida has never wrestled herself to my knowledge but other than her father she has dozens of family members still in lucha today let alone in the past and the same can be said for the Brazo family.
AAA 04/30 “Sin Limite” TV Tapings Lineup
1) Dinastia, Ludxor, & Venum vs. Gran Apache, Carta Brava Jr., & Mini Psycho Clown
2) Copa Victorica Mexico Team 2 Selection Triple Threat: Fenix vs. Electroshock vs. Hijo del Fantasma
3) Angelico & Jack Evans vs. Cuervo & Escoria
4) Copa Victoria Mexico Team 2 Selection Triple Threat: La Parka Jr. vs. Texano Jr. vs. Cibernetico
5) Drago & Myzteziz vs. Joe Lider & Pentagon Jr.
6) Alberto el Patron vs. Brian Cage
* NOTES *
– They are holding a tournament where the winners will be the second team made for the Copa Victoria Tournament in May, the World Cup of Lucha show.
Tetsuya Naito Returning to CMLL
This week New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Tetsuya Naito was heading back to Mexico to work for CMLL for about a month. Naito spent the better part of two years a couple of years ago with his former partner Yujiro.
Mr. Niebla Updates
Recently Mr. Niebla returned to action with CMLL after seemingly being fired following the January “FantasticaMania” events in Japan. Wrestling Observer revealed this week that Niebla disappeared from the other wrestlers on the third night of the Japan tour and didn’t show up for the bus to go to the next town. He was found passed out in his room and was taken to the hospital where he spent three days. New Japan was extremely pissed off and forced CMLL to pay the hospital bill causing CMLL to fire him. Mima Shimoda also got a lot of heat for the issue because it is her job to keep the luchadors out of trouble during those Japanese tours. CMLL reportedly hired Niebla back partly to force him to work off the money he owes to CMLL for the hospital stay.
Rey Bucanero Causes More Controversy
A few weeks ago CMLL’s Rey Bucanero caused some controversy when he was quoted as saying that Rey Misterio Jr. told him he was going to retire. Bucanero later told reporters that he was misquoted and never said Misterio would be retiring. Last week Bucanero reportedly attacked a ring announcer at a “private show” (sometimes rich people or big companies will pay CMLL or other promotions to put on “private show” for friends or business partners that is closed to the public) when the ring announcer announced a ring girls name instead of Bucanero’s during his entrance. Bucanero ooked at it as a sign of disrespect and reportedly punched and kicked the ring announcer.
CMLL 04/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Relampago & Satara def. Brillante & Linterna Verde Jr.
2) El Chakal & El Gitano def. Nube Roja & Toro Negro
3) Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, & Evola def. El Divino, Frezzer, & Virgo
4) Leo, Omar Brunetti, & Pepe Aguayo def. Furia Roja, Pitbull I, & Pitbull II
5) Exterminador & Malefico def. Forastero & Gallo, Sanson & El Cuatrero, and Flash I & Flash II
CMLL 04/06 Arena Puebla Results
1) Black Tiger & Zaeta Roja def. Ares & Hijo del Signo via DQ
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, & Super Halcon Jr. def. King Jaguar, Policeman, & Toro Bill Jr.
3) Lightning Match: Marcela def. Syuri
4) Barbaro Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, & Polvora def. Angel de Oro, Stigma, & Stuka Jr.
5) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush def. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Vangelis
6) Volador Jr., Mistico II, & Valiente def. Euforia, Ultimo Guerrero, & Shocker
CMLL 04/07 Arena Mexico Results
1) Mercurio & Pequeno Universo 2000 def. Fantasy & Ultimo Dragoncito
2) Flyer, Magnus, & Robin def. Artillero, Disturbio, & Super Comando
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, & Sangre Azteca def. Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., & Star Jr.
4) Lightning Match: Virus def. The Panther
5) Blue Panther, Titan, & Valiente def. Ephesto, Hechicero, & Luciferno
6) Dragon Lee, La Mascara, & Stuka Jr. def. Negro Casas, Kamaitachi, & Euforia
CMLL 04/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Brazo de Oro Jr., Leono, & Magnum def. Espanto Jr., Furia Roja, & Jocker
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, & Syuri def. La Amapola, Dalis la Caribena, & La Comandante
3) Misterioso II, Pierroth, & Sagrado def. Brazo de Oro, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr.
4) Mistico II def. Mephisto
5) Atlantis, Maximo, & Brazo de Plata def. Barbaro Cavernario, Felino, & Mr. Niebla
CMLL 04/10 Arena Mexico Results
1) Astral, Electrico, & Fantasy def. Mercurio, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pierrothito
2) Fuego, Pegasso, & Triton def. Bobby Zavala, Puma King, & Tiger Kid
3) CMLL Womens Title: Marcela def. Syuri (c) to win the title!
4) Angel de Oro, Atlantis, & Brazo de Plata def. Rey Escorpion, Ultimo Guerrero, & Gran Guerrero via DQ
5) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush def. Rey Bucanero, Shocker, & El Terrible via DQ
6) La Sombra def. Volador Jr.
* NOTES *
– Main Event was very good.
CMLL 04/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Alteno & El Tapatio vs. El Pirana & Satara
2) El Divino, Frezzer, & Indigo vs. El Chakal, Evola, & Gran Kenut
3) Lightning Match: Virgo vs. Demonio Maya Jr.
4) Flash I & Flash II vs. Exterminador & Malefico
5) Esfinge, Magnum, & Omar Brunetti vs. Jocker, Rafaga, & Sadico
CMLL 04/13 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Arkalis & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs. El Malayo & Guerrero Espacial
2) Astral, Astro, & Electrico vs. Espiritu Maligno, Pierrothito, & Sauron
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, & Stuka Jr. vs. Luciferno, Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Maximo vs. Kraneo, Rey Escorpion, & Ripper
5) Volador Jr., Mistico II, & Atlantis vs. Mephisto, Ephesto, & Shocker
CMLL 04/14 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Acero & Aereo vs. Pequeno Olimpico & Pequeno Universo 2000
2) Magnus, Robin, & Sensei vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, & Nitro
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., & Star Jr. vs. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Sangre Azteca
4) Lightning Match: Virus vs. Fuego
5) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., & The Panther vs. Misterioso II, Pierroth, & Sagrado
6) Atlantis, Dragon Lee, & La Mascara vs. Kamaitachi, Rey Bucanero, & El Terrible
CMLL 04/14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Divino & Virgo vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Leo, Starman, & Stigma vs. Inquisidor, Malefico, & Metalico
3) Goya Kong, Marcela, & Silueta vs. La Comandante, La Seductora, & Tiffany
4) Angel de Oro, Stuka Jr., & Brazo de Plata vs. Hechicero, Shocker, & Vangelis
5) Mistico II, Volador Jr., & Valiente vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, & Euforia
CMLL 04/17 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Flyer & Molotov vs. Akuma & Espiritu Negro
2) Oro Jr., Pegasso, & Triton vs. Canelo Casas, Disturbio, & Shigeo Okumura
3) Marcela, Princesa Sujei, & Silueta vs. La Amapola, Dalis la Caribena, & Narumiya
4) Lightning Match: Titan vs. Polvora
5) La Sombra, Maximo, & Marco Corleone vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Escorpion, & Thunder
6) Volador Jr., Mistico II, & Valiente vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas
Rey Horus Coming to EVOLVE
This week the EVOLVE promotion announced that luchador Rey Horus would be making his debut with EVOLVE at the 04/18 “EVOLVE 42” iPPV event when he faces high flying Andrew Everett in one on one action. Horus opened a lot of eyes late last month during WrestleMania weekend with his performances at the King of Indies Tournament, and will likely be getting a lot more attention in the U.S. this year. Horus was the second Hijo de Rey Misterio, given the name by Rey Misterio Sr. who also trained him, before changing his name to Rey Horus last year (combining the Rey Misterio name and his former Horus moniker).
CHIKARA’s Challenge of the Immortals Standings
Currently CHIKARA is in the midst of their huge Challenge of the Immortals Tournament. The Tournament consists of ten teams whose captains drafted their teams. The point based tournament features singles, tag teams, trios, and atomicos matches. The standings for the tournament thus far is below.
1) The Wrecking Crew (Max Smashmaster, Blaster McMassive, Flex Rumblecrunch, & Jaka): 3 points
2) Dasher’s Dugout (Dasher Hatfield, Mr. Touchdown, Icarus & Heidi Lovelace): 3 points
3) The Arcane Horde (UltraMantis Black, Kodama, Obariyon, & Oleg the Usurper): 3 points
4) Nightmare Warriors (Hallowicked, Frightmare, Silver Ant, & Blind Rage): 3 points
5) Battle Hive (Amasis, Fire Ant, Worker Ant, & Ashley Remington): 2 points
6) United Nations (Juan Francisco de Coronado, Mr. Azerbaijan, Prakash Sabar, & The Proletariat Boar of Moldova): 2 points
7) The Gentleman’s Club (Chuck Taylor, Drew Gulak, Orange Cassidy, & Swamp Monster): 1 point
8) The Snake Pit (Ophidian, Eddie Kingston, Shynron, & Argus): 1 point
9) Crown & Court (Princess KimberLee, Jervis Cottonbelly, El Hijo del Ice Cream, & Ice Cream Jr.)
10) Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (Jakob Hammermeier, Soldier Ant, Nokken, & Pinkie Sanchez): 0 points
CaraLucha Holding Big Tournament
This week Indy promotion CaraLucha announced that they will be holding a 16 person “Bestiario” tournament which will be much like CMLL’s En Busca de un Idolo. They will hold a seminar with a trainer, 8 of the best from the 16 will then move on to a single elimination tournament. Instead of moving on via winning their matches the lucahdor that scores the highest from the judges (featuring a referee, a luchador, a media member, a fan, and a CaraLucha staff member) will move on to the next round. The winner of the tournament will face Flamita on the 05/30 event.
Laredo Kid Gets Second WWE Tryout
Former AAA star Laredo Kid received his second WWE try out this time in front of a live crowd at a Smackdown! taping in Texas. Laredo Kid worked without a mask as “Tony Guevara” in a Tag Team match with another unknown local wrestler against Los Matadores. Laredo Kid was said to have been impressive flying around a lot but it is unknown if WWE will offer him a deal or not.
INDY 03/29 Arena Azteca Budokan Results
1) Mini Cibernetico & Pumita def. Mini Oriental & Nino de la Calle
2) Dulce Queen & Lady Apache def. Rossy Moreno & Quimera
3) Chac-Mol, Comando Rivera, & El Puma def. Black Abyss, Psicosis, & Demoledor
4) Arena Azteca Budokan Title: El Oriental def. Zumbido (c) to win the title!
5) Dr. Jekylls & La Ola Blanca (Dr. Wagner III & El Hijo del Medico Asesino) def. El Hijo de Anibal, Hijo de Lizmark, & Huracan Ramirez
Toryumon Mexico 03/29 “Yamaha Cup ’15” Mexico City Results
1) Triple Threat: Chapulin def. Chokma & Principe Asgard
2) Reyna Isis & Xena def. India Sioux & Lady Boricua
3) Daisuke Hanaoka & Sonni def. Ikaro & Fiero
4) JC Navarro, OT Fernandez, & Patan def. El Hijo de Kendo, Kendo, & Super Ciudadano
5) Pantera I, Shocker, & Ultimo Dragon def. Rey Bucanero, Euforia, & Arkangel de la Muerte
UWE 04/01 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Gato Montes, Kaving, & Rey Infierno def. Robin Maravilla Jr., Shibata, & Sky Fly
2) WWS Title: Star Fire (c) def. Sexy Girl to retain the title!
3) Los Tortuguillos Karatekas (Donatello, Leonardo, Miguel Angel, & Rafael) def. Los Tortugas Ninja (Leo, Mike, Rafy, & Teelo)
4) Judas el Traidor & Los Diabolicos (El Gallego, Rocky Santana, & Romano Garcia) def. Los Bastardos (Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, & Tormento)
5) UWE Tag Team Titles: Dr. Wagner III & Hijo de Dos Caras (c) def. Los Compadres Extremos (Aeroboy & Violento Jack) to retain the titles!
6) Hair vs. Hair Match: Dr. Wagner Jr. & Pirata Morgan def. L.A. Park & Negro Navarro via DQ
CHIKARA 04/03 “For British Eyes Only” Wolverhampton, England Results
1) UltraMantis Black def. Mr. Azerbaijan
2) Oleg The Usurper def. Juan Francisco de Coronado
3) Challenge of the Immortals Match: The Wrecking Crew (Blaster McMassive, Max Smashmaster, & Jaka) def. The Battle Hive (Amasis, Fire Ant, & Worker Ant)
4) Challenge of the Immortals Match Arcane Horde (Kodama & Obariyon) def. The Gentleman’s Club (Chuck Taylor & The Swamp Monster)
5) Soldier Ant def. Silver Ant
6) Challenge of the Immortals Match: The Nightmare Warriors (Blind Rage, Frightmare, & Hallowicked) def. Dasher’s Dugout (Icarus, Mr. Touchdown, & Dasher Hatfield)
INDY 04/04 Acapulco Results
1) Demonio Chino & Fenix def. Kid Silver & Titere
2) Robin & Starman def. Kromo & Rey Tiburon
3) El Oriental & Hombre Bala Jr. def. Morphosis & Tyson la Bestia
4) Groon XXX, La Mascara, & Maximo def. Barbaro Caernario, Mr. Niebla, & Rey Bucanero
CHIKARA 04/04 “Let Em Eat Cake” Wolverhampton, England Results
1) Challenge of the Immortals Match: Dasher’s Dugout (Dasher Hatfield & Mr. Touchdown) def. Crown & Court (El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.)
2) Challenge of the Immortals Match: Amasis (Battle Hive) def. Prakash Sabar (United Nations)
3) Challenge of the Immortals Match: The Gentleman’s Club (Chuck Taylor, Drew Gulak, Orange Cassidy, & The Swamp Monster) def. Arcane Horde (Oleg The Usurper, UltraMantis Black, Obariyon, & Kodama)
4) Silver Ant def. Jaka
5) Challenge of the Immortals Match: Juan Francisco de Coronado (United Nations) def. Icarus (Dasher’s Dugout)
6) The Colony (Fire Ant & Worker Ant) & N_R_G (Hype Rockwell & Race Jaxon) def. Frightmare, Hallowicked, & The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive & Max Smashmaster)
CHIKARA 04/05 “Pier Pressure” Cardiff, Wales Results
1) Elimination Match: The Gentleman’s Club (Drew Gulak & Chuck Taylor) def. Los Ice Creams (Ice Cream Jr. & El Hijo del Ice Cream), The United Nations (Juan Francisco de Coronado & Prakash Sabar), and The Wrecking Crew (Jaka & Oleg The Usurper)
2) Mark Andrews def. Silver Ant
3) Challenge of the Immortals Match: The Nightmare Warriors (Blind Rage & Frightmare) def. Battle Hive (Fire Ant & Amasis)
4) Challenge of the Immortals Match: Dasher’s Dugout (Icarus, Dasher Hatfield, & Mr. Touchdown) def. The Arcane Horde (UltraMantis Black, Kodama, & Obariyon)
5) Soldier Ant def. Worker Ant
6) CHIKARA Campeonats de Parejas Titles 2/3 Falls Match: The Devastation Corporation (c) def. N_R_G to retain the titles!
INDY 04/05 Cuernavaca Results
1) FOIDHE PROCONMEX Extreme Title Torneo Cibernetico: Principe Kronos def. Angel Flyer, Bronco Gonzalez, Bronco Gonzalez Jr., El Espanol, Raksas, Nahual, M1, Fenix, Kid Latino, Hechicero, & Goskart to win the vacant title!
2) PCM Interamericano Trios Titles: Los Colombianos (El Colombiano, Miserable, & Ricky Ricon) (c) def. La Demencia Dorada (Dragosth, Gargola, & Golden) to retain the titles!
3) Casandra, Lady Apache, & Lady Gonzaleth def. Esther Moreno, Miss Janeth, & Migala
4) Angel Jr., El Espartano, El Rayo Tapatio II, Ludxor, & Mascara Divina def. Caricia, El Hijo de Fishman, May Flowers, Picudo, & La Chona
5) El Rayo Tapatio I, Mascara Sagrada Jr., Super Muneco, & Super Pinocho def. Lokillo, Mosco de la Merced II, Pirata Morgan, & Psicosis Jr.
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Shocker, & Super Brazo def. El Canek, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & L.A. Park
IWRG 04/05 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) AIWA Argentina Cruiserweight Title: Hip Hop Man def. Dragon Celestial (c) to win the title!
2) Los Tortugas Ninja (Leo, Mike, Rafy, & Teelo) def. Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Electro Boy
3) IWRG Rey del Ring Battle Royal: Ricky Cruz def. Spartan, Tony Rivera, Oficial 911, Pantera I, Rayan, Liderk, Oficial AK47, Hijo del Alebrije, Cerebro Negro, Emperador Azteca, Astro Rey Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, Yakuza, Danny Casas, Black Terry, Rafy, Hijo de Mascara Sagrada, Golden Magic, Hijo del Fishman, Universo 2000 Jr., Relampago, Metaleon, Chicano, Apolo Estrada Jr., Mascara Sagrada, X-Fly, Eterno, Hijo de Dos Caras, & Veneno
INDY 04/05 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Mini Difunto def. Mini Big Neurosis
2) Bestia I & Bestia II def. Baby Chavez & Sexy Piscis
3) Centauro, Demenzia, & Gato Fantasma def. Ninja Jr., Obsesion, & Super Jack
4) LyC Cruiserweight Title Torneo Cibernetico: Epydemius def. Tigre Uno, Dralion, Kaientai, Rico Rodriguez, & Galactar to win the title!
5) Blue Demon Jr., Hombre sin Miedo, & Silver King def. Hijo del Ninja, Humberto Garza Jr., & Ultimo Ninja
CHIKARA 04/06 “Afternoon Delight” Islington, England Results
1) Challenge of the Immortals Match: Battle Hive (Amasis, Fire Ant, & Worker Ant) def. The United Nations (Juan Francisco de Coronado, Mr. Azerbaijan, & Prakash Sabar)
2) Blind Rage def. UltraMantis Black
3) Dasher Hatfield, Hype Rockwell, & Kodama def. Mr. Touchdown, Obariyon, & Race Jaxon
4) Oleg the Usurper def. Silver Ant
5) Challenge of the Immortals Match: The Wrecking Crew (Blaster McMassive, Max Smashmaster, & Jaka) def. The Gentleman’s Club (Chuck Taylor, Drew Gulak, & The Swamp Monster)
6) CHIKARA Grand Champion: Hallowicked def. Icarus (c) to win the title!
IWRG 04/12 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Aeroman & Astro Rey Jr. vs. Arana de Plata & Atomic Star
2) Los Tortugas Ninja vs. Electro Boy, Hip Hop Man, Imposible, & Picudo Jr.
3) Hijo de Mascara Sagrada, Relampago, & Yakuza vs. Canis Lupus, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Oficial 911
4) Chicano, Ricky Cruz, & Veneno vs. Eterno, Pirata Morgan, & X-Fly
5) IWRG IC Heavyweight Title: Hijo de Dos Caras (c) vs. Negro Navarro
All Elite 04/19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Angel de Oro & Golden Magic vs. Esfinge & Gallo
2) Draego & Emperador Azteca vs. Dragon Lee & Rayman
3) Tigre Uno & Ultimo Guerrero vs. L.A. Park & Volador Jr.
4) Negro Casas & Octagon vs. Satanico & Fuerza Guerrera
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Rush
AULL 04/19 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Sky Fly & Super Terry vs. Kain & Rey Inmortal
2) AULL Lightweight Title Holkan (c) vs. Ironia
3) AULL Welterweight Title: Angel del Amor (c) vs. Yakuza
4) AULL Light Heavyweight Title: Leviatham (c) vs. Terry 2000
5) AULL Heayweight Title: Herejia (c) vs. Judas el Traidor
6) AULL Tag Team Titles: Samael & Tormento (c) vs. Decadente & Psicopata
7) AULL Trios Titles: Gallego, Rocky Santana, & Romano Garcia (c) vs. Dante, Euro, & Filder
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