Rush in Japan
After a strong start to CMLL star Rush’s appearance in New Japan’s G1 Tournament with wins over Hirooki Goto, Lance Archer, & Testuya Naito (he was 3-1 last week), he has now dropped his last two matches falling to 3-4 in the Tournament with 6 points.
– Rush, Karl Anderson, MVP, & Shelton Benjamin def. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Taka Michinoku, & Taichi (07/29)
– Rush def. Hirooki Goto (08/01)
– Rush def. Lance Archer (08/03)
– Kazuchika Okada def. Rush (08/04)
– MVP def. Rush (08/05)
– Rush def. Tetsuya Naito (08/07)
– Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Rush (08/08)
– Togi Makabe def. Rush (08/10)
CMLL 08/03 Arena Mexico Results
1) Arkangel de la Muerte, Nosferatu, & Skandalo def. Molotov, Starman, & Tigre Blanco
2) Diamante, Fuego, & Triton def. Misterioso II & La Fiebre Amarilla (Shigeo Okumura & Namajague)
3) Lightning Match: Felino def. Stuka Jr.
4) Mistico II, Angel de Oro, & Valiente def. Ephesto, Mephisto, & Euforia
5) Mascara Dorada, Shocker, & Maximo def. Negro Casas, Volador Jr., & Mr. Niebla
6) CMLL Tag Team Titles: Atlantis & Diamante Azul def. Los Guerreros del Infierno (Ultimo Guerrero & Dragon Rojo Jr.) (c) to win the titles!
* NOTES *
– Fray Tormenta was there for the 4th Match to present the new Mistico.
– Niebla and Volador were beefing in the Semi-Main which resulted in their team losing in 2 straight falls. They started brawling after the match and Casas took Niebla’s side.
– In the Main Event Atlantis & Diamante end Los Guerreros’ near 2 year reign as the champions. Rojo and Guerrero had communication issues in the 3rd fall resulting in the loss and then they argued after the match.
– Legendary Rock group Metalica was in attendance for this show (they have upcoming shows in Mexico).
– Attendance was really good here (possibly best of the year so far) which means Mistico II is already a success as the response to him was very well received. He didn’t botch a ton of stuff either (though there were a few slip ups) and he hit a couple of wild spots (two that I noticed was a Springboard Shooting Star and a Double Spring into a Hurricanrana on the outside).
CMLL 08/04 Arena Neza Results
1) Camorra & Super Comando def. Bengala & Robin
2) Cachorro, Mr. Leo, & Neza Kid def. Super Colt, Taurus, & Vampiro Metalico
3) Fuego, Guerrero Mixtico, & Starman def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Principe Azteca, & Skandalo
4) Lady Apache & Tiffany def. Estrellita & Goya Kong
5) Maximo & Shocker def. Felino & Mr. Niebla via DQ
6) Atlantis, Mistico II, & Titan def. Ultimo Guerrero, Negro Casas, & Dragon Rojo Jr.
CMLL 08/05 Arena Mexico Results
1) Astral, Electrico, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Warrior
2) Hijo del Fantasma, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa def. Niebla Roja, Puma King, & Virus
3) Los Independientes (Psicosis II, Morphosis, & Kraneo) def. Blue Panther, Diamante, & Guerrero Maya Jr.
4) Lightning Match: Mr. Niebla def. Shocker via DQ
5) La Sombra, Maximo, & Brazo de Plata def. Averno, Black Warrior, & El Terrible
6) Hair vs. Hair Match: Marcela def. Tiffany
* NOTES *
– Shocker asked his girlfriend to marry him after the Semi-Main with cameras all around so it was likely for the El Luchador show.
CMLL 08/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) El Tapatio & Indigo def. Demonio Rojo & Pirana
2) Rey Trueno & Sadico def. Brillante & Halcon de Plata
3) Esfinge & Metatron def. Acertijo & In Memoriam via DQ
4) Smaker def. Mr. Trueno via DQ
5) Espectrum & Malefico def. Gallo & Leo
6) Atlantis, Mistico II, & Titan def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Mephisto, & Ephesto
CMLL 08/06 Arena Puebla Results
1) Cancerbero, Nosferatu, & Virus def. Pegasso, Sensei, & Starman
2) Lightning Match: Namajague def. Triton
3) Averno, Ephesto, & Niebla Roja def. Diamante, Maximo, & Sagrado
4) Relevos Suicidas: Volador Jr., Atlantis, & La Sombra def. Ultimo Guerrero, Mascara Dorada, & Mr. Niebla via DQ
CMLL 08/07 Arena Mexico Results
1) Apocalipsis & Inquisidor def. Fresbee & Robin
2) Nino de Acero, Mini Fantasy, & Shockercito def. Mercurio, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Lightning Match: Hijo del Signo def. Molotov
4) Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus) def. Los Guerreros Tuareg (Arkangel de la Muerte, Skandalo, & Nitro)
5) Delta, Diamante, & Guerrero Maya Jr. def. La Fiebre Amarilla (Namajague & Shigeo Okumura) & Vangelis
6) Diamante Azul, Titan, & Valiente def. Los Hijos del Averno (Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto)
CMLL 08/07 Arean Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Azteca de Oro & El Divino def. Relampago Azul & Thunder Boy
2) Evola & Rafaga def. Soberano Jr. & Starman
3) Artillero & Super Comando def. Javier Cruz Jr. & Sky Kid
4) Nosferatu, Polvora, & Sangre Azteca def. Black Metal, Leo, & Smaker
5) Volador Jr. & Mr. Niebla def. La Mascara & Maximo
CMLL 08/10 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Bobby Zavala & Disturbio
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, & Triton vs. Puma King, Raziel, & Sangre Azteca
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, & Luna Magica vs. Lady Apache, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei
4) Lightning Match: Angel de Oro vs. Rey Bucanero
5) Atlantis, La Mascara, & Mistico II vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Euforia
6) Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla vs. Volador Jr., Psicosis II, & Mr. Aguila
CMLL 08/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Azteca de Oro & Javier Cruz Jr. vs. Sadico & Thunder Boy
2) Cibernetico: Leon Blanco vs. Smaker vs. Metatron vs. Esfinge vs. Halcon de Plata vs. Mr. Trueno vs. Espectrum vs. In Memoriam vs. Acertijo vs. Infierno
3) Atlantis & Titan vs. Dragon Rojo Jr. & Ultimo Guerrero
4) Hair vs. Mask Match: Gallo vs. Malefico
CMLL 08/12 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Bengala & Leono vs. Camorra & Cholo
2) Camaleon, Pegasso, & Sensei vs. Artillero, Herodes Jr., & Super Comando
3) Dalis la Caribena, Lady Afrodita, & Marcela vs. La Seductora, Tiffany, & Zeuxis
4) Lightning Match: Stuka Jr. vs. Namajague
5) Marco Corleone, Hijo del Fantasma, & Brazo de Plata vs. Rey Escorpion, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid
6) La Sombra vs. Averno
CMLL 08/13 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Blue Center & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs. Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Bengala, Soberano Jr., & Stigma vs. Artillero, Bobby Zavala, & Super Comando
3) Dalis la Caribena, Lluvia, & Marcela vs. La Comandante, Princesa Sujei, & Zeuxis
4) Lightning Match: Sensei vs. Nosferatu
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Shocker, & Brazo de Plata vs. Averno, Felino, & Polvora
6) Relevos Suicidas: Volador Jr., La Sombra, & Atlantis vs. Mascara Dorada, Ultimo Guerrero, & Mr. Niebla
CMLL 08/14 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Freesbe & Oro II vs. Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Mini Fantasy, Nino de Acero, & Shockercito vs. Mercurio, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Lightning Match: Robin vs. Artillero
4) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Hijo del Signo, Raziel, & Virus
5) Angel de Oro, Delta, & Guerrero Maya JR. vs. Sangre Azteca, Tiger Kid, & Vangelis
6) Diamante, La Sombra, & Titan vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Polvora, & Niebla Roja
CMLL 08/14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Divino & Virgo vs. El Hippie & Evola
2) Leo & Sky Kid vs. Disturbio & Inquisidor
3) Occidente Middleweight Title #1 Contenders Cibernetico: Triton vs. Smaker vs. Starman vs. Black Metal vs. Skandalo vs. Arkangel de la Muerte vs. Magnum vs. Demonio Maya Jr. vs.
4) Hijo del Fantasma & Sagrado vs. Psicosis II & Rey Escorpion
5) Maximo vs. Mr. Niebla
TripleMania To Be Released on DVD in America
This week Masked Republic revealed that they would be releasing (along with AAA) “TripleMania XX” on a Special DVD in American with Spanish & English commentary. The DVD is expected to be released in November at LuchaShop.com.
AAA 08/05 TV Taping Results
1) Fabi Apache, Fenix, Octagoncito II, & Pimpinela Escarlata def. Sexy Star, Dark Dragon, Mini Charly Manson, & Yuriko
2) Relevos Suicidas Steel Cage Match: La Hermandad 187 (Psicosis & Joe Lider) lost to Juventud Guerrera & Chessman, La Familia de Tijuana (Extreme Tiger & Halloween), and Hart Foundation 2.0 (Jack Evans & Teddy Hart)
3) La Parka Jr. & Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown) def. El Consejo (Semental, Toscano, & Texano Jr.) & Octagon
4) Hair vs. Hair Match: Psicosis def. Joe Lider
5) Seconds Hair vs. Hair Match: Electroshock & L.A. Park w/Joaquin Roldan def. Kurt Angle & Jeff Jarrett w/Dorian Roldan
6) AAA Heavyweight Title: El Mesias (c) def. Perro Aguayo Jr. to retain the title!
7) Mask vs. Mask Match: Dr. Wagner Jr. def. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
* NOTES *
– Vampiro interfered in the Cage Match and ended up tossing Chessman off the top of the cage through a table. Lider & Psicosis were the final two left in the cage.
– AAA inducted Perro Aguayo Sr. into the Hall of Fame and then Mascara Ano 2000 Sr. came out and challenged the legend to a Mask vs. Mask Match which Perro said “no” to.
– Octagon accidentally costed his team the match and then afterward El Consejo jumped him. Parka made the save.
– All kinds of hardcore stuff in the Psicosis/Lider match with Lider getting put through a table to give Psicosis the win.
– Abyss came with the TNA team to the ring and his interference ended up backfiring on Angle allowing Electro to pin him. After the match Dorian appologized to his family and Joaquin forgave him and waved the hair stipulation. The TNA guys then jumped Electro & Park and helped Dorian beat Joaquin down and shave HIS head!
– Perro had Mesias set up for a Piledriver but Hector Garza (who was in Perro’s corner) argued with him and eventually wacked him with a chair! This led to Mesias keeping his belt and after the match Perro argued with Garza again and again Garza took him out!
– Mascara Ano 2000 Sr. stood in Mascara Jr.’s corner while Dr. Wagner III & Silver Kain were in Wagner’s corner. Silver Kain ended up actually turning on his brother and almost costing him the match. Eventually Wagner hit a dive that took out both Mascara’s and Silver Kain in a big spot. In the end Wagner blasted Mascara with a bottle (like Mascara did a couple of weeks ago to Wagner) to take his mask!
AAA 08/07 Arena Aficion Results
1) Alejandro I def. Kid Jaguar
2) Crazy Rock & Golden Magic def. Pandemonium & Samot
3) Mari Apache & Sexy Lady def. Fabi Apache & Lolita
4) Texano Jr., Toscano, & Maldito Jr. def. Cerebro Negro, Drago, & Super Fly
5) Mascara Ano 2000 & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. Dr. Wagner Jr. & Dr. Wagner III
AAA 08/10 TV Taping Lineup
1) Fabi Apache, Lolita, & Octagoncito II vs. Mari Apache, Sexy Star, & Mini Charly Manson
2) Real Fuerza Aerea (Aerostar, Atomic Boy, & Fenix) vs. Daga, Dark Dragon, & Gran Apache
3) Drago, El Elegido, & La Parka Jr. vs. TBA
4) L.A. Park, Joe Lider, & Psycho Clown vs. Octagon, Psicosis, & Texano Jr.
5) Cibernetico & El Mesias vs. Perros del Mal (Perro Aguayo Jr. & Hector Garza)
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
Super Crazy In Japan
Lucha star Super Crazy started his tour of Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan this week with a big win a 3-Way Dance where he pinned GHC Jr. Champ Kanemura leading to their title match on 08/25.
– 3-Way: Super Crazy def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Katsuhiko Nakajima (08/09)
– Super Crazy vs. Satoshi Kajiwara (08/12)
– Super Crazy & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Ricky Marvin & Takeshi Morishima (08/14)
– Super Crazy vs. Ross von Erich (08/15)
– Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin vs. Marshall von Erich & Ross von Erich (08/18)
– GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles: Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy (c) vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Genba Hirayanagi (08/19)
– GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title: Super Crazy vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) (08/25)
– Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin vs. KENTA & Maybach Taniguchi
Hijo del Pantera in Japan
The son of the legendary El Pantera, Hijo del Pantera, spent the last two weeks over in Japan working for the WNC promotion. He spent the majority of the time facing Toryumon regular Hajime Ohara (and losing to Ohara) in singles matches.
King of Trios Teams
CHIKARA announced the 15th team for this year’s King of Trios and one of the more interesting teams is Team WWF which will feature Sean Waltman once again returning to CHIKARA under the 1-2-3 Kid name (which he did at last year’s King of Trios) as the Captain. Former ECW Champion Justin Credible will return to his Aldo Montoya gimmick which he hasn’t used since the early 90’s. Former WWF/WWE star Tatanka rounds out the team. Only one more team is yet to be announced for the big Tournament.
1) The Extreme Trio: Tommy Dreamer (Captain), Too Cold Scorpio, & Jerry Lynn
2) F.I.S.T.: Chuck Taylor (Captain), Johnny Gargano, & Icarus
3) The Batiri: Kobald (Captain), Kodama, & Obariyon
4) The Spectral Envoy: UltraMantis Black (Captain), Frightmare, & Hallowicked
5) The Throwbacks: Mr. Touchdown (Captain), Dasher Hatfield, & Matt Classic (Colt Cabana)
6) Team JWP: Kaori Yoneyama (Captain), Tsubasa Kuragaki, & Commando Bolshoi
7) Team ROH: Mike Bennett (Captain), Nick Jackson, & Matt Jackson
8) The Swarm: combatANT (Captain), deviANT, & Soldier Ant
9) Team QuackSaw: Mike Quackenbush (Captain), Jigsaw, & Manami Toyota
10) The Faces of Pain: Meng (Captain), Barbarian, & The Warlord
11) Team Osaka Pro: Takoyakida (Captain), Ebessan, & Kikutaro
12) Team Sendai Girls: Meiko Satomura (Captain), Sendai Sachiko, & Dash Chisako
13) Team 3.0: Gran Akuma (Captain), Shane Matthews, & Scott Parker
14) The Colony: Fire Ant (Captain), Green Ant, & assailANT
15) Team WWF: 1-2-3 Kid (Captain), Aldo Montoya, & Tatanka
Special CHIKARA Event This Weekend
This weekend CHIKARA Pro will hold a special event at Reading, PA’s First Energy Stadium on 08/12 called “Reading Phillies” which will be a special charity event. Any person that gives a $5 donation to Baseballtown Charities will be admitted free to the event. There is going to be 8 matches (no matches announced yet) featuring Dasher Hatfield, Grizzly Redwood, Soldier Ant, Kodama, Hijo del Ice Cream, Green Ant, Icarus, Hallowicked, Sugar Dunkerton, Ice Cream Jr., Kobald, Chuck Taylor, Obariyon, UltraMantis Black, Fire Ant, & Mike Quackenbush.
PWR 08/05 Santa Clara, CA Results
1) Grappler III def. Pantera Jr.
2) 3-Way Dance: El Galan def. Famous B & Bryan Cage
3) Derek Sanders def. El Dinamita
4) El Mariachi def. Oliver John
5) Hijo de Rey Misterio & Ultimo Panda def. Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre)
IWRG 08/05 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Electro & Matrix Jr. def. Dragon Celestial & Fly Star
2) Infierno Kid & The Mummy def. Galaxy & Serpiente de Oro
3) Carta Brava Jr. & Violencia Jr. def. Freelance & Golden Magic
4) Gran Cruzada Battle Royal: Hijo de Pirata Morgan def. Hijo de L.A. Park, Heddi Karaoui, Damian 666, X-Fly, Bestia 666, Niko, Super Nova, El Pantera, Veneno, La Cobra, Dinamic Black, Fuerza Guerrera, Chicano, Eterno, Aleman, Eita, Oficial Fierro, Oficial AK47, Oficial 911, Oficial Rayan, Oficial Spartan, Danny Casas, Centvrion, Relampago, Bombero Infernal, Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Multifacetico, & Suicida
IWRG 08/09 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Galaxy & Tonatiuh
2) Charly Madrid & Dinamic Black vs. Eita & The Mummy
3) Centvrion, Chicano, & Golden Magic vs. Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., & Imposible
4) Danny Casas, La Cobra, & Veneno vs. Eterno, Oficial 911, & Heddi Karaoui
5) Damian 666, Super Nova, X-Fly, & Bestia 666 vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Barba Roja
IWRG 08/09 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Centvrion def. Tonatiuh
2) Charly Madrid & Dinamic Black def. Eita & The Mummy
3) Carta Brava Jr., Imposible, & Matrix Jr. def. Centvrion, Chicano, & Golden Magic
4) Eterno, Heddi Karaoui, & Oficial 911 def. Danny Casas, La Cobra, & Veneno
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Barba Roja def. Damian 666, Bestia 666, X-Fly, & Super Nova via DQ
IWRG 08/12 “Night of Champions” Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) WWS Welterweight Title: Eterno (c) vs. Golden Magic
2) IWRG Junior de Juniors Title: Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 (c) vs. Hijo de L.A. Park
3) EdM Trios Titles: Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro (c) vs. Damian 666, Bestia 666, & Super Nova
4) IWRG IC Heavyweight Title: Cien Caras Jr. (c) vs. X-Fly
5) Rey del Ring Title: Oficial Factor (c) vs. Hijo de Pirata Morgan
FUSION ICHIBAN 08/17 Lucha Expo Lineup
1) Belial vs. Belial II
2) Barbaro I, Barbaro II, & Demasiado vs. Argus, Stukita, & Tornado
3) Angel del Misterio, Dave The Clown, & Mambra vs. Ares, Hantar, & Ikaro
AULL 08/17 Lucha Expo Lineup
1) AULL Lightweight Title Cibernetico: Tortuguillo Ninja vs. Spider Boy vs. Rey Kristal vs. Guru vs. Mascara Universal vs. Celeste vs. Latigo vs. Rey Inmortal
2) Angel de la Noche, Angel del Amor, & Mr. Flama vs. Misterio, Sadico, & Violento
3) Cerebro Maligno, Herejia, Judas el Traidor, & Rey Krimen vs. Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, & Tormento
4) AULL Trios Titles: Negro Navarro, Rocky Santana, & Robin Maravilla (c) vs. Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, & Yakuza
CHIKARA 08/17 “Shoot A Crooked Arrow” Milwaukee, WI Lineup
1) The Mysterious & Handsome Stranger vs. Tim Donst
2) 4-Corners Elimination Match: The Spectral Envoy (UltraMantis Black & Frightmare) vs. 3.0 (Shane Matthews & Scott Parker) vs. Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin vs. Bravado Brothers (Lance & Harlem Bravado)
3) Jigsaw vs. 17
4) YLC Semifinals: Anthony Stone vs. Mr. Touchdown
5) YLC Semifinals: ACH vs. Jakob Hammermeier
6) The Swarm (assailANT & combatANT), The Shard, & Soldier Ant vs. F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, & Icarus) & Sugar Dunkerton
7) Mike Quackenbush vs. Colt Cabana
CHIKARA 08/18 “Ring of Wax” Indianapolis, IN Lineup
1) Saturyne vs. Tim Donst
2) The Colony (Fire Ant & Green Ant) & 3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews) vs. F.I.S.T. (Johnny Gargaon, Chuck Taylor, & Icarus) & Sugar Dunkerton
3) The Mysterious & Handsome Stranger vs. Lancelot Bravado
4) The Spectral Envoy (UltraMantis Black & Frightmare) vs. Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin
5) Eddie Kingston vs. Harlem Bravado
6) QuackSaw (Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw) vs. Gekido (17 & The Shard)
7) The Swarm (assailANT & combatANT) & Soldier Ant vs. The Batiri (Kodama, Kobald, & Obariyon)
8) YLC Finals: TBA vs. TBA
DTU 08/21 Arena Aficion Lineup
1) AAAcademia Tag team Titles Torneo Cibernetico: Lucky Boy & Nino de Ebano vs. Kaleth & Lanceloth vs. Nino Hamburguesa & Rocky Lobo vs. Hacker & Slayer Pack
2) Fatal 4-Way: Keira vs. La Vaquerita vs. Lily Fighter vs. Palomo Rouse
3) Arana de Plata Jr., Fantasma de la Opera, Pequeno Cobra, & Terremoto Negro vs. Hormiga, Juventud 2000, Principe Halcon, & Rey Capricornio
4) DTU Title #1 Contenders 4-Way: Paranoiko vs. Tony Rodriguez vs. Rebelde Punk vs. Cerebro Negro
5) Triple Threat: Ciclope vs. Drastik Boy vs. Aeroboy
6) Cibernetico: Ricochet vs. Eita vs. Flamita vs. Black Fire vs. Super Nova & Eterno
7) Triple Threat Trios: Black Terry, Villano III, & Villano IV vs. Damian 666, Bestia 666, & X-Fly vs. Joe Lider, Pesadilla, & Violento Jack
DTU 08/24 Arena Queretaro Lineup
1) Scramble Match: Lucky Boy vs. Kaleth vs. Nino Hamburguesa vs. Rocky Lobo vs. Hacker vs. Slayer Pack
2) Fatal 4-Way: Reina Azteca vs. Sherry Diva vs. Paloma Rouse vs. Chica Yeye
3) Arana de Plata, Ciclope, Pequeno Cobra, & Terremoto Negro vs. Dragon de Oriente, Mr. Rebelde, Ursus, & TBA
4) Scramble Match: Rey Latino vs. Juventud 2000 vs. Tony Rodriguez vs. Pesadilla vs. Rebelde Punk vs. Black Fire
5) Triple Threat Tag: Eita & Ricochet vs. Flamita & TBA vs. Drastik Boy & Super Nova
6) Triple Threat Tag: Joe Lider & Paranoiko vs. Eterno & X-Fly vs. Aeroboy & Violento Jack
LyC 09/02 “ColiseoMania I” Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup
1) Super Libre Match: Simbolo vs. Rico Rodriguez
2) Axxel, Laredo Kid, & Super Parka vs. Difunto I, Pirata Morgan, & Villano V
3) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hector Garza vs. Silver Kain & Hijo del Ninja
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: ESSA RIOS (aka Mr. Aguila)
American fans probably remember luchador Mr. Aguila as Essa Rios from his stint in the WWF (WWE) back in the early 2000’s where he was managed by Lita and won the Light Heavyweight Championship and had a memorable feud with Eddie Guerrero and Chyna. Aguila actually spent the early parts of his career as the masked Mr. Aguila in CMLL but when the WWF decided to try and push a Light Heavyweight division in the late 90’s Aguila was one of several luchadors signed for the division (others included Super Loco aka Super Crazy and El Pantera). Aguila dropped his mask in Mexico to another young, up and coming luchador called Ultimo Guerrero and returned to the WWF as “Aguila.” Aguila spent the majority of his time in WWF wrestling in dark matches and on syndicated shows, outside of a WrestleMania match with Taka Michinoku, until he was repackaged as Essa Rios with Lita. After splitting with Lita and a brief feud with the Hardy Boyz and a very brief feud with Kurt Angle (finishing a Sunday Night Heat Main Event) Rios was soon released from the WWF and returned to Mexico.
He came to AAA in 2002 and was a part of all of the Team Mexico teams in TNA during the America’s X-Cup and World X-Cup Tournaments in 2003 and 2004. He wrestled for TNA outside of the X-Cup’s on several occasions, including a great X-Division Title match against AJ Styles. Aguila had a big feud with El Zorro in 2004 and 2005 and formed a group with Juventud Guerrera and Charly Manson called the “X-Team” before jumping to CMLL in 2005. Aguila immediately joined Perro Aguayo Jr. & Hector Garza’s Los Perros del Mal group and began a feud with Los Guerreros de la Infierno. That feud resulted in a Double Hair vs. Hair Match pitting Aguila and fellow PdM member Damian 666 against Rey Bucanero & Tarzan Boy with Aguila & Damian losing the match. During this time Aguila and Mexico’s Most Wanted (Damian 666 & Halloween) won the Mexican National Trios Titles in 2007 and then he teamed with Hector Garza & Perro Aguayo Jr. to win the CMLL World Trios Titles in as well. He, Garza, & Perro held those belts and were never defeated for them as they were stripped from the belts when Aguayo left CMLL to start his own Perros del Mal promotion.
Shortly after Perro left CMLL, Aguila followed him and joined the Perros del Mal promotion. After a few years working for PdM and occasionally for AAA Aguila returned to CMLL as a part of the Los Invasores group. Aguila teamed up with his former PdM buddy Hector Garza in Los Invasores and the two even won the CMLL World Tag Team Titles together. Eventually the Los Invasores angle lost steam (especially after Garza left CMLL again) and Aguila started feuding with his old rival Rey Bucanero again leading to a match in America for PWG and even a Hair vs. Hair Match that Bucanero won. Guila then formed a team with Volador Jr. & Black Warrior called “Los Desperadores del Aire” (The Predators of the Air) and won the Mexican National Trios Titles which they still hold today.
Los Desperadores del Aire (Aguila, Warrior, & Volador)