Viva La Raza! # Ocho: Lucha Weekly
January 9, 2009
By: Josh Boutwell of WrestleView.com

Hey guys, welcome to another edition of Lucha Weekly tonight on the night of the National Championship which I will not be watching for two reasons (I???ll be covering Impact and because it hurts to bad after how bad my Crimson Tide got whooped this weekend). There is tons of news and I???m going to do something different for this edition so let??’s get right to it.

CMLL

Mistico Impresses In Japan

Mistico’s first Japanese appearence was a very successful one at the huge January 4th Wrestle Kingdom III Tokyo Dome show. Mistico teamed up with New Japan stars Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt to defeat CMLL rival Averno, Jado, & Gedo in an exciting Trios Match. The fans obviously knew who Mistico was and got behind him quickly. Mistico impressed not only the fans but the New Japan bookers as well seeing how he has been invited back for a February date. I had a chance to see the match a few days ago and it was very good. Mistico pulled out all the stops in the match with several variations of hurricanranas, tons of dives (including a Tope Suicida, a beautiful Asai Moonsault, and a Springboard Plancha all on Averno), great high spots, and nice kicks to go along with some good mat wrestling as well. Mistico was blessed with great partners and a great opposing team as well. After about 10 minutes of back and forth action between the two teams Mistico amazed the Japanese crowd when he locked Averno in the La Mistica and forced him to tap out. If you have a chance to see this match and you haven’t seen Mistico yet, this is a perfect match for a first time watcher. I posted video of it in the forum so check it out.

Fox Drops CMLL

FSE (Fox Sports Espanol) has officially parted ways with CMLL and will no longer show their programming in the United States. That means that no American fans can watch CMLL anymore (other than on the internet). That??’s bad news for CMLL.

CMLL Stars Meet Mexican President

CMLL stars Ephesto, Ultimo Guerrero, Felino, and Hijo de Fantasma had a chance to meet Mexican President Felipe Calderon at an event sponsored by the Mexican National Sports Commission. To see a picture of the luchadores and President Calderon go this link…

http://www.boxylucha.com/images/stories/news-byl/2903/felipe-calderon-luchadores.jpg

Mistico Returning to Japan in February Along With Mephisto

After his successful trip to Japan this month Mistico will be returning to New Japan Pro Wrestling for their February 15th show and he will face Mephisto in a special one-on-one matchup. This will be Mephisto’s debut in Japan.

Rey Bucanero Defends Light Heavyweight Championship

On CMLL’s January 06th Arena Coliseo Guadalajara card Rey Bucanero successfully defended his CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship against Maximo in an exciting matchup.

Nitro Undergoes Knee Surgery

CMLL undercard luchadore Nitro underwent double knee surgery this past Saturday that was said to have gone very successful. He is expected to be out for at least 6 months (expect far more).

CMLL 01/02 Arena Mexico Results

1) Astro Boy & Tony Rivera def. Camorra & Policeman

2) Amapola, Hiroka, & La Nazi def. Marcela, Princesa Blanca, & Sahori

3) Angel Azteca Jr. def. Puma King

4) Maximo, Mictlan, & Stuka Jr. def. Euforia, Nosferatu, & Shigeo Okumura

5) Dragon Rojo Jr., Negro Casas, & Sangre Azteca def. La Mascara, Mascara Dorada, & Sagrado

6) La Sombra, Shocker, & Volador Jr. def. Black Warrior, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.

CMLL 01/04 Arena Coliseo Results

1) Sensei & Starman def. Artillero & Super Comando

2) Cosmico, Electrico, & Mini Fantasy def. Pequeno Halloween, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Warrior via DQ

3) Fabian el Gitano, Mascara Purpura, & Maximo def. Bronco III, Skandalo, & Vangelis

4) El Terrible, Texano Jr., & Virus def. Mascara Dorada, Sagrado, & Valiente

5) Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, & Ultimo Guerrero def. Shocker, Toscano, & Volador Jr.

CMLL 01/05 Arena Puebla Results

1) Black Tiger, Centella de Oro, & Tigre Rojo def. Karisma, Mr. Rafaga, & Siki Ozama Jr.

2) Asturiano, Blue Center, & Lestat def. Ares, Espiritu Maligno, & Fuerza Chicana

3) Torneo Cibernetico: Hijo del Fantasma def. Loco Max, Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus, Skandalo, Valiente, Pegasso, & Mascara Dorada

4) CMLL World Welterweight Title: Sangre Azteca (c) def. Mictlan to retain the title!

5) La Sombra, Hector Garza, & Volador Jr. def. Mephisto, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.

CMLL 01/06 Arena Coliseo Lineup

1) Angel Azteca Jr. & Angel de Oro def. Camorra & Semental

2) 2008 Pequeno Reyes de Aire (Mini Kings of the Air) Torneo Cibernetico: Pequeno Warrior def. Mascarita Dorada, Ultimo Dragoncito, Pequeno Violencia, Pequeno Ninja, Pequeno Halloween, Pequeno Damian666, Nino de Acero, Bam Bam, & Mr. Aguilita to become the 2008 Reye de Aire!

3) Euforia, Lizmark Jr., & Nosferatu def. Mictlan, Sagrado, & Toscano

4) Hector Garza, Mistico, & Shocker def. Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas

CMLL 01/09 Arena Mexico Lineup

1) Molotov & Starman vs. Inquisidor & Polvora

2) Lluvia, Marcela, & Princesa Blanca vs. Amapola, Princesa Sujei, & Rosa Negra

3) Stuka Jr. vs. Euforia

4) Mascara Dorada, Mascara Purpura, & Valiente vs. Felino, Shigeo Okumura, & Virus

5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara vs. Heavy Metal, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.

6) La Sombra, Mistico, & Volador Jr. vs. Averno, Ephesto, & Mephisto

CMLL 01/11 Arena Mexico Lineup

1) Pegasso & Rey Cometa vs. Caligula & Messala

2) Flash & Stuka Jr. vs. Euforia & Nosferatu

3) Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, & Shocker vs. Ephesto, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.

4) La Sombra, Mistico, & Volador Jr. vs. Black Warrior, Mr. Niebla, & Rey Bucanero

5) Mask vs. Mask Cage of Death Match: Mascarita Dorada vs. Pequeno Olimpico vs. Shockercito vs. Pequeno Ninja vs. Tzuki vs. Pequeno Universo2000 vs. Pierrothito vs. Pequeno Warrior vs. Nino de Acero vs. Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Fantasy vs. Electrico vs. Cosmico

CMLL 01/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup

1) Astaroth & Saturno vs. Milenio & Relampago

2) Hair vs. Hair Three Way: Carlo Roggi vs. Ebola vs. Depredador

3) Angel de Oro, Cassanova, & Neutron vs. Exterminador, Mascara Magica, & Satanico

4) Mascara Dorada vs. Dragon Rojo Jr.

5) Ultimo Guerrero, Negro Casas, & Atlantis vs. Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara *

* not listed as a title match but it could possibly be made a Trios Championship match.

AAA

AAA 01/04 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results

1) Baby Fox & Rey Imagen def. Jorobados del Mal I & Jorobados del Mal II

2) Ejecutor & Mr. Secuestro def. Aguila Extrema & Relampago Azul

3) Tigre Cota def. Chris Stone

4) Kenzo Suzuki, Monje Negro Jr., & Tiffany def. Dama de Hierro, Mascarita Divina, & TDN

5) AAA North Tag Titles: Rio Bravo & Tito Santana II (c) def. La Momia & Virtual X to retain the titles!

AAA 01/11 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup

1) Epydemius vs. Sicario

2) Guerrero Blanco vs. Diabolik

3) Jorobad del Mal 1 & Jorobad del Mal II vs. Ejecutor & Mr. Secuestro

4) AAA North Tag Titles: La Momia & Virtual X vs. Rio Bravo & Tito Santana II (c)

5) Aerostar & El Alebrije vs. Jessa & Tigre Cota

INDY

PdM Returning In February

Perro Aguayo Jr. said this week that his Perros del Mal promotion would be holding a show in the second half of February but wasnt quite sure where it would be held at. It’ll either be in Mexico City, Toluca, Queretaro, Puebla, or Guadalajara.

NWE Coming To Mexico

NWE will be coming to Mexico in February for a huge show. Perros del Mal will be cross promoting the show and it will feature some huge stars including Rob Van Dam, Ultimo Dragon, Damian666, Mr. Aguila, Super Crazy, and more. The Main Event will be Juventud Guerrera defending the NWE Cruiserweight Championship against Perro Aguayo Jr.!

PdM New Years Day Arena Neza Results

1) Chac Mool def. Coco Rojo

2) Damian666, Scorpio Jr., & Zumbido def. Los Villanos (Villano III, Villano IV, & Villano V)

3) Perro Aguayo Jr. & Cibernetico def. Dr. Wagner Jr. & Super Crazy

* NOTES *

– The undercard of this match has yet to be reported but I figured I would go ahead and post the results of the uppercard and then when I get the rest of it (probably next week) report on it then.

WWC Euphoria 2009 (January 3rd) Results

1) Los Aereos (Carlitos & Hiram Tau) def. The Sons of Tonga (Kava & Nuku)

2) Tommy Diablo def. Angel

3) Mini Profe def. El Profe

4) WWC Tag Titles #1 Contenders Match: Rico Suave & Hurcan Castillo def. Bad Boy Bradley & Ricky Reyes

5) Eugene def. Snitsky

6) Charles Evans def. Chicky Star via DQ

7) WWC Peurto Rican Title: BJ (c) def. Steve Corino to retain the title!

8) Thunder & Lightning def. Armando Estrada & Elijah Burke

9) Ray Gonzalez fought El Bronco to a NO CONTEST

* NOTES *

– Shout out to Ricky Reyes who made his debut in the World Wrestling Council on this card and e-mailed over the Christmas holiday to let me know he would be doing big things in WWC. Look out for him!

– Kava and Nuku which are billed as the Sons of Tonga are the sons of former WCW and WWE superstar Meng aka Haku.

IWRG 01/04 Results

1) Imperio Azteca def. Shuriken

2) Goleador & Miss Gaviota def. Antircristo Jr. & King Drako

3) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, & Jack def. Fantasma de la Opera, Trauma I, & Trauma II

4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro def. Freelance, Ultraman, & Zatura

5) Bushi, Capitan Muerte, & Veneno def. Fuerza Guerrera, Multifacetico, & Pendulo

I???m going to do something new this week and instead of doing a ???Lucha Spotlight??? I will be doing a ???Roll Call of Champions??? instead. I???ve gotten a few questions about who is and isn???t Champions around Mexico so expect this once a month from now on.

Lucha Libre Roll Call of Champions

CMLL

World Heavyweight Champion: Ultimo Guerrero (since December 22, 2008)

World Light Heavyweight Champion: Rey Bucanero (since July 14, 2006)

World Middleweight Champion: Averno (since September 17, 2006)

World Minis Champion: Bam Bam (since July 27, 2008)

World Super Lightweight Champion: VACANT (last held by Rocky Romero)

World Tag Team Champions: Averno & Mephisto (since December 7, 2008)

World Trios Champions: Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Negro Casas (since August 12, 2008)

World Welterweight Champion: Mistico (April 10, 2007)

World Women??’s Champion: Amapola (since November 16, 2007)

Mexican National Trios Champions: Sagrado, La Sombra, & Volador Jr. (since August 13, 2007)

Mexican National Welterweight Champion: Sangre Azteca (since December 17, 2006)

NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion: Atlantis (held since July 22, 2005)

NWA World Middleweight Champion: Averno (held since November 30, 2007)

NWA World Welterweight Champion: La Sombra (held since November 27, 2007)

AAA

World Super Heavyweight Champion: El Mesias (held since December 6, 2008)

World Tag Team Champions: Nicho el Millionario & Joe Lider (held since September 14, 2008)

Mascot Tag Team Champions: El Alebrije & Cuije (held since August 20, 2004)

World Mixed Tag Team Champions: El Oriental & Cynthia Moreno (held since September 14, 2008)

World Women??’s Champion: Faby Apache (held since March 25, 2007)

Mexican National Atomicos Champions: Ozz, Escoria, Cuervo, & Espiritu (held since May 20, 2007)

Mexican National Middleweight Champion: Octagon (held since July 15, 2006)

IWRG

Intercontinental Welterweight Champion: Fuerza Guerrera (held since November 16, 2008)

Intercontinental Lightweight Champion: Freelance (held since May 29, 2008)

Intercontinental Tag Team Champions: El Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. (held since May 31, 2007)

Intercontinental Trios Champions: Oficial AK47, Oficial 911, & Oficial Fierro (held since September 28, 2008)

Distrito Federal Trios Champions: Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro (held since December 7, 2008)