Mistico, Okomura succesful in Japan
On NJPW’s big 02/15 Sumo Hall card CMLL World Welterweight Champion, Mistico, succesfully defended his title against fellow CMLL superstar, Mephisto, after forcing him to submit to the La Mistica. It was said to be a decent performance but Mistico injured his knee early on in the match and had to struggle through to the finish. Its unclear as to how serious the injury is and we will have to just wait and see. In the opener CMLL star, Shigeo Okomura, teamaed with Japanese legend, Koji Kanemoto, to defeat the team of Kazuchika Okada & Nobuo Yoshihashi. Click the link below of a nice picture of Mistico
and Mephisto before their bout:
Check out that crazy chain Mistico is rocking. Don’t tell me he isn’t making crazy paper in Mexico.
Here’s to hoping his knee will be fine. I did get a chance to see the Mistico vs. Mephisto match early on in the week (I posted it in the forum) and you could clearly see where Mistico injured his knee. Early on (I’m talking seconds into the match) Mistico did his nipup into an arm drag but landed akwardly when he nipped up to his feet and from then on out he limped and grabbed his knee. At points it was clear he was in alot of pain but still fought through the pain and put on a heck of a show considering the injury. He even hit all his variations of hurricanranas, a somersault plancha, and even a springboard plancha on Mephisto in the crowd. They did have one botch late in the match where the knee came into play. Mistico had the crowd in the palm of his hands the entire match but he didn’t benefit from a particularly strong performance from Mephisto. It just seemed as if Mephisto wanted to be anywhere but there and really looked weak here. Mistico needed for Mephisto to do some improvisation in this match because of the injury but he did little to none. The one dive that Memphisto did perform nearly snapped Mistico’s back in two. The way the ramp was set up was that it stopped about 10 feet away from the ring and dropped off. Mephisto performed his Asai Moonsault on Mistico and in the process he squashed Mistico in between the himself and the ramp. I’m a little worried about Mistico’s knee but I’m fairly sure it’s not a tear seeing how he was able to fight through it and hit his high spots. Also, hopefully Mistico is able to come back to Japan and show what he can do as they didn’t put on the match that they had wanted to due to the injury. I’m hearing there could possibly be a Tiger Mask vs. Mistico match for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship in the future. If I’m not mistaken Juventud Guerrera was the last luchador to hold that belt.
Hector Garza Scheduled for INDY Show In El Paso, Texas
Local Texas and Mexican INDY promotion FELIX announced part of their card for their upcomming 02/15 show and Hector Garza is scheduled to appear. Now, I’m not sure what’s going on there because to my knowledge Garza still has 2 (maybe 3) more years on his ban from the United States. He is listed as teaming with Hijo del Marquez & Magno to face Rocky Santana, Black Fish, & Cinta de Oro in the Main Event. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
CMLL 02/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Relampago Azul def. Eskaxy
2) Samurai def. Milenio
3) Rey Trueno def. Boomerang
4) Magnum def. Mr. Trueno
5) Gallo def. Mascara Magica
6) Mictlan & Neutron def. Satanico & Shigeo Okumura via DQ
7) Mistico & Volador Jr. def. Atlantis & Black Warrior
CMLL 02/13 Arena Mexico Results
1) Starman & Tigre Blanco def. Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, & Rey Cometa def. Bronco III, Polvora, & Skandalo
3) Pequeno Damian666 def. Bam Bam
4) La Mascara, Shocker, & Toscano def. Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Maximo, & Ultimo Guerrero def. Ephesto, Texano Jr., & Villano III via DQ
6) CMLL World Tag Titles: Volador Jr. & La Sombra (c) def. Negro Casas & Heavy Metal to retain the titles!
* NOTES *
– This was Poder Mexica’s (Sangre, Dragon Rojo, & Warrior) first loss in Arena Mexico.
– In the main event Volador got the pin in the 3rd fall for his time after a Casita (La Majistral Cradle) to retain he and Sombra’s titles.
CMLL 02/15 Arena Mexico Results
1) Molotov, Sombra de Plata, & Trueno def. Artillero, Ramstein, & Super Comando
2) Mascarita Dorada, Nino de Acero, & Shockercito def. Mr. Aguilita, Pequeno Halloween, & Pequeno Damian666
3) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, & Toscano def. Black Warrior, Negro Casas, & Vangelis via DQ
4) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, & Rey Bucanero def. Blue Panther, La Sombra, & Volador Jr.
5) Dos Caras Jr. def. Ultimo Guerrero
* NOTES *
– Sombra said to hurt his shoulder in the semi and had to leave the match. No word on how serious.
– Dos earns a Heavyweight Title shot at the winner of Garza/Guerrero later this week.
CMLL 02/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Principe Dylan def. Nocturno
2) Valentin Mayo def. Nube Roja
3) Torneo Alfonso Dante: Palacio Negro & Samurai def. Katana & Malefico
4) Torneo Alfonso Dante: Acertijo & Rey Trueno def. Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy
5) Tonreo Alfonso Dante: Boomerang & Gallo def. Angel del Mal & Infierno
6) Averno, Ephesto, & Satanico def. Marco Corleone, Mascara Dorada, & Mictlan
7) Shocker def. El Terrible
CMLL 02/16 Arena Puebla Results
1) Asturiano & Centella de Oro def. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, & Marcela def. Princesa Blanca, Hiroka, & Mima Shimoda
3) Virus def. Stuka Jr.
4) Averno, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. def. Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, & Tigre Rojo
5) Sagrado, Shocker, & Volador Jr. def. Black Warrior, Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla
6) CMLL Heavyweight Title: Ultimo Guerrero (c) def. Hector Garza to retain the title!
CMLL 02/17 Arena Mexico Results
1) Artillero & Super Comando def. Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Skandalo
3) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei def. Lluvia, Marcela, & Sahori
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino, & Sangre Azteca def. Hijo del Fantasma, Mascara Dorada, & Valiente
5) La Mascara, Shocker, & Volador Jr. def. Heavy Metal, Negro Casas, & Ultimo Guerrero via DQ
CMLL 02/20 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Metalico, Starman, & Trueno vs. Apocalispis, Inquisidor, & Ramstein
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Flash vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Euforia, & Nosferatu
3) Mascara Dorada vs. Virus
4) Blue Panther, Maximo, & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Averno, Texano Jr., & Villano V
5) Hector Garza, Marco Corleone, & Mistico vs. Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, & Rey Bucanero
CMLL 02/21 Lineup
1) Bengala & Principe vs. Flecha & Fobia
2) Pequeno Damian666 & Pequeno Halloween vs. Pequeno Olimpico & Ultimo Dragoncito
3) Amapola & Hiroka vs. Lady Apache & Marcela
4) Estruendo, Maximo, & Valiente vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Emperador, & Misterioso II
5) Mistico & Volador Jr. vs. Atlantis & Rey Bucanero
CMLL 02/22 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Sensei & Sombra de Plata vs. Camorra & Carrona
2) Goddess, Laday Apache, & Lluvia vs. Amapola, La Nazi, & Rosa Negra
3) Flash, Stuka Jr., & Metro vs. Loco Max, Shigeo Okumura, & Skandalo
4) Mascara Purpura, Sagrado, & Toscano vs. Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr., & El Terrible
5) Atlantis, Negro Casas, & Rey Bucanaero vs. Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corleone, & Volador Jr.
CMLL 02/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Skaxy vs. Relampago Azul
2) Astaroth & Nube Roja vs. Ebola & Valentin Mayo
3) Magnum & Metatron vs. Rafaga & Rey Trueno
4) Torneo: La Mascara, Mictlan, & Shocker vs. Blue Panther, La Sombra, & Mascara Dorada vs. Averno, Mephisto. & Ephesto vs. Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca
AAA 02/15 Arena Monterrey Results
1) Dama de Hierro def. Poly Star
2) Aguila Azteca & Aguila Extrema def. Ejecutor & Mr. Secuestro
3) Ralampago Azul & TDN def. Decnnis & Escorpion Negro Jr.
4) Escoria & Ozz def. El Alebrije & Virtual X
5) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, & Zombie Clown def. El Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata, & Silver King
AAA 02/15 TV Taping Results
1) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, El Angel, & Gato Eveready def. Billy Boy, Rio Bravo, Tito Santana II, & Tigre Cota
2) Electro Shock & Hart Foundation 2.0 def. Crazy Boy, Ultimo Gladiador, & Super Fly
3) El Zorro fought X-Pac to a DOUBLE COUNTOUT
4) Chessman def. El Mesias
5) Abismo Negro, Alan Stone, & Latin Lover def. Black Abyss, Kenzo Suzuki, & Konnan
* NOTES *
– An insane spot occured in the opener where Aerostar climbed up the scaffolding that held the lights and dove off onto Billy Boy and Tito.
– X-Pac and Zorro fought each other to a double countout for the 2nd staight time. Konnan, Hart Foundation 2.0, Vampiro, & Black Abyss all got involved. These two will probably continue feuding into TripleMania.
– Chessman came to the ring for the semi-main in a neckbrace and on crutches but when Mesias turned around to face Konnan he attacked him. Said to be a wild brawl with the Legion getting involved.
– After the Main Event The Legion ran out and attacked the technicos. El Mesias came out to make the save but got beatdown too until Charly Manson made his big return for the save.
AAA 02/18 TV Taping Results
1) Rio Bravo, Tito Santana II, & Tigre Cota def. El Angel, Gato Eveready, & Gran Apache
2) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario def. Laredo Kid & Super Fly
3) Black Abyss def. Abismo Negro
4) Jack Evans & Teddy Hart def. Crazy Boy & Ultimo Gladiador
5) La Parka Jr. def. Silver King
6) Charly Manson, Latin Lover, & X-Pac def. Electroshock, Konnan, & El Zorro
* NOTES *
– In the opener Angel injured himself on a dive and attempted to continue the match, but actually passed out in the ring. No word on how serious the injury is.
– Well, obviously Super Crazy hasnt signed with AAA since he was supposed to make his debut here teaming with Crazy Boy, but instead Gladiador teamed with him like usual. I’m guessing he will do the same on the 28th when Super Crazy is scheduled to team with Crazy Boy again.
– Arturo Rivera and Joaquin Roldan got into a fight last week so they have signed a hair vs. hair match where each man will choose a luchador to represent them. Rivera chose Konnan and Roldan has until next week to choose his.
AAA 02/28 TV Taping Lineup
1) Darko & Kaliman Jr. vs. Euforico & Hombre de Negro
2) Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, & Mari Apache vs. Billy Boy, Oriental, & Tiffany
3) Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II vs. Aerostar, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly
4) Abismo Negro & El Elegido vs. Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
5) Crazy Boy, Super Crazy, & La Parka Jr. vs. Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario, & Silver King
6) El Mesias, Charly Manson, & Mystery Partner (X-Pac?) vs. Cuervo, Ozz, & El Zorro
AAA 03/04 TV Taping Lineup
1) Fabi Apache, Gato Eveready, & Gran Apache vs. Billy Boy, Cinthia Moreno, & Oriental
2) Alex Koslov & X-Pac vs. Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
3) Crazy Boy & Mystery Partner vs. Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
4) Abismo Negro, Charly Manson, & La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock, Silver King, & El Zorro
5) El Mesias vs. Chessman
AAA 03/28 Arco Arena (Sacramento, CA) Lineup
1) Decnnis & Mini Abismo Negro vs. Mascarita Sagrada 2007 & Pimpinela Escarlata
2) Chessman vs. Vampiro
3) Crazy Boy & Super Fly vs. Jack Evans & Joe Lider
4) Abismo Negro, La Parka Jr., & Laredo Kid vs. Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, & Zombie Clown
5) Charly Manson, Cibernetico, & El Mesias vs. Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz
* NOTES *
– Vampiro back in the ring again after swearing not to and I guess Cibernetico is officially back with AAA.
AAA 04/04 San Diego Sports Arena (San Diego, CA) Lineup
1) Fabi Apache, Octagoncito, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Decnnis, Mari Apache, & Mini Abismo Negro
2) Crazy Boy & Super Fly vs. Jack Evans & Teddy Hart
3) El Messias vs. Chessman
4) Charly Manson & Cibernetico vs. Joe Lider & Mystery Partner
5) Abismo Negro, Electroshock, La Parka Jr., & Vampiro vs. Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown, & Mystery Partner
INDY & OTHER
TNA Signs Dark Angel
PWI broke this week that TNA had officially signed former CMLL star, Dark Angel (Sarah Stock). Dark Angel had been with CMLL since 2004 but hadn’t wrestled as much in recent months. She was born in Canada but saw all her success in Mexico with her biggest win come in a Mask vs. Hair Match with former tag team partner, Amapola. Stock is a very solid wrestler and she has the look (very pretty and was also a former body builder). She could be the knockout that TNA has been looking for since the departure of Gail Kim in 2008. I think the biggest thing coming out of this is what CMLL and TNA’s relationship will be from here on out. To my knowledge Dark Angel was still employed by CMLL so either TNA stole her from CMLL or CMLL agreed to allow her to go to TNA because she wasn’t doing much in CMLL lately (and she could also come back to CMLL at certain times). There have been rumors that the Machine Guns would return to Mexico to face Volador Jr. & La Sombra for either the Guns IWGP Jr. Titles or Volador & Sombra’s CMLL Tag Titles very soon. Either TNA’s relationship with CMLL is over or it is strengthening.
3 Minis & Halloween Officially Sign With Perros del Mal
At a press conference this week Perro Aguayo Jr. introduced PdM’s newest signings: Pequeno Halloween, Mr. Aguilita, & Pequeno Cosmico as well as Halloween. Pequeno Halloween, Mr. Aguilita, & Pequeno Cosmico are all leaving CMLL to join the new promotion and work on the INDY scene because they felt they weren’t being used properly in CMLL.
Rey Mysterio Jr. Puts on Show at No Way Out
I usually don’t speak on the WWE or even TNA in this column unless its news of a luchadore going to one of those promotions, but I have got to speak on Rey Mysterio’s performance at this past Sunday’s “No Way Out” pay-per-view. It was nothing short of amazing, only 1 month after competing for almost an hour in the Royal Rumble match he competes in a brutal Elimination Chamber for almost 40 minutes from start to finish and was by far the star of the match. He used several stunning and creative ways to break out his offense as well as damn near kill himself. The spots where he did the Seated Senton off the Chamber and then when Jericho catapulted him into the chain and he caught himself on it like Spiderman (RVD-2002 style) and climbed up to the very top of the chain and leaped off into a hurricanrana onto Jericho were incredible. My hat goes off to one of the greatest luchadores in Lucha Libre history. Those fans really wanted to erupt for Rey if he got the pin as was I. Maybe soon he’ll get a REAL World Title reign.
IWRG 02/12 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Carta Brava & Shuriken def. Eragon & Galactik
2) Freelance, Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Avisman, Fantasma de la Opera, & Judas el Traidor
3) Multifacetico, Pendulo, & Zatura def. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
4) El Hijo del Solitario, Emilio Charles Jr., Fantasma Jr., & Scorpio Jr. def. Head Hunter I, Hijo del Cien Caras, Tetsuya, & Veneno
IWRG 02/13 Arena Xochimilco Results
1) Avisman def. Halcon 2000
2) Crazy Star & Esther Moreno def. Flor Metalica & Rossy Moreno
3) Dr. Cerebro, Freelance, & Multifacetico def. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
4) Hijo del Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000, & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. El Hijo del Solitario, Scorpio Jr., & Tiniebla Jr.
5) IWRG Intercontinental Title: Fuerza Guerrera (c) def. Zumbido to retain the title!
SANTO 02/13 Arena Neza Results
1) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, & Veneno def. Freelance, Mike Segura, & Veneno II
2) Coco Verde & Cocolores def. Hermano Muerte I & Hermano Muerte II
3) Damian666 & Villano IV def. Scorpio Jr. & Villano III
4) Blue Demon Jr. & El Hijo del Santo def. Dr. Wagner Jr. & Perro Aguayo Jr.
* NOTES *
– After their loss in the semi-main Scorpio Jr. & Villano agreed to a hair vs. hair match in two weeks.
– After the main event Perro offered Dr. Wagner a spot in Los Perros del Mal (the group) but he refused. Halloween then made his shocking appearence rejoining Los Perros and they beatdown Wagner setting up the big Main Event for next time: Los Perros del Mal (Perro Aguayo Jr., Halloween, & Damian666) vs. Dr. Wagner Jr., El Hijo del Santo, & Blue Demon Jr.! Now that match has some star power and it will be awesome to see Mexico’s Most Wanted together again.
IWRG 02/19 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Halcon 2000 vs. Comando Gama
2) Eragon & Fenix vs. Hijo del Signo & Judas el Traidor
3) Chico Che, Trauma I, & Trauma II vs. Bushi, Cerebro Negro, & Fantasma de la Opera
4) Oficial AK47, Oficial 911, & Oficial Fierro vs. Multifacetico, Pendulo, & Zatura
5) Freelance vs. Dr. Cerebro
PdM 02/20 Plazo de Toros el Relicario Lineup
1) La Parkita, Mini Kung Fu, & Piratita del Caribe vs. Mr. Aguilita, Pequeno Halloween, & Piratita Morgan
2) La Nazi vs. Lizzy Valentine
3) Konami, X-Fly, & Super Nova vs. Momia, Murcielago, & El Vampiro (not the real one)
4) WWA Middleweight Title: Angel Blanco Jr. (c) vs. Olimpico
5) Damian666, Mr. Aguila, & Juventud Guerrera vs. Blue Demon Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, & Intocable
6) Cibernetico & Perro Aguayo Jr. vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. & Super Crazy