FEATURE: Viva la Raza! Lucha Weekly 5/24/14

Viva la Raza!: Lucha Weekly
May 24, 2014
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com


Former WWE Writer Signs with AAA/El Rey
Wrestling Observer has revealed that AAA and El Rey have hired former WWE writer Chris DeJoseph, formerly known as Big Dick Johnson, as a writer for the new AAA-USA show that will air on the El Rey Network later this year. He is not the only former WWE writer expected to be brought in.

AAA 05/17 “Sin Limite TV Taping” Results
1) Ludxor, Venum, & Nino Hamburguesa def. Carta Brava Jr.. Fresero Jr., & Gran Apache
2) Fabi Apache, Jennifer Blake, Mascarita Sagrada, & Pimpinela Escarlata def. Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie, Mini Abismo Negro, & Mamba
3) Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown) def. La Anarquia (Daga, Eterno, & Steve Pain)
4) Texano Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. Alan Stone, Axxel, & El Elegido
5) Averno, Pentagon Jr., & Chessman def. Cibernetico, Fenix, & Psycho Clown
– Everyone expected the surprises in the Main Event would be Averno and Sin Cara, but we were only half right there. Averno was announced as the rudo surprise and was actually using the CMLL name of Averno which was a bit shocking. The tecnico surprise turned out to just be Psycho Clown which was disappointing to the crowd. Averno ended up beating Fenix clean in the match and then the rudos continued beating on the tecnicos. Sin Cara’s “Mistico” theme music played as it did way back in February and then he appeared wearing all white making the save for the tecnicos. It was a bizarre scene as Sin Cara was not addressed by his name and was wearing all white plain gear. Averno didn’t just use his CMLL name but was even wearing his official Averno hoodie that CMLL made. AAA is back at it on 05/24 and again there are mystery spots announced for the main event on both sides. It’s pretty clear Averno is one of those but will Sin Cara actually wrestle in that match and will they give him a new name? They don’t see too worried about CMLL copywrites to be using the Averno name, and hell Ricky Marvin’s new Bengala character is using the same name as a CMLL undercard luchador.

AAA 06/04 “Sin Limite” TV Taping Lineup
1) Aerostar, Ludxor, & Venum vs. Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
2) Mexican Powers (Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, & Nino Hamburguesa) vs. La Anarquia (Steve Pain, Eterno, & Daga)
3) AAA Reina de Reinas Title #1 Contenders Torneo Cibernetico: Sexy Star vs. La Jarochita vs. Taya Valkyrie vs. La Magnifica vs. Mari Apache vs. Cinthia Moreno vs. Sexy Lady
4) AAA Trios Titles: Psycho Clown (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown) (c) vs. El Consejo (Texano Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, & Silver King)
5) Cibernetico, La Parka Jr., & TBA vs. Perro Aguayo Jr., Parka Negra, & TBA

AAA 06/15 Arena Azteca Budokan Lineup
1) TBA vs. TBA
2) Cinthia Moreno, Pasion Kristal, & La Jarochita vs. Black Mamba, La Hechicera, & Sexy Lady
3) Dinastia, Mini Drago, & Octagoncito II vs. Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, & Mini Psycho Clown
4) Argenis, Fenix, & Nino Hamburguesa vs. Chessman, Daga, & Eterno
5) Triple Threat: Psycho Circus vs. El Consejo (Argos, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Texano Jr.) vs. Los Inferno Rockers (Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, & Soul Rocker)


Final En Busca de un Idolo Tournament Standings
Heading down the final stretch of the tournament Hechicero, Cavernario, Cachorro, & Dragon Lee are now the Final Four and will go on to the Semifinals of the tournament.
1) Hechicero (565 points)
2) Cavernario (451 points)
3) Cachorro (433 points)
4) Dragon Lee (423 points)
5) Star Jr. (406 points)
6) Soberano Jr. (395 points)
7) Super Halcon Jr. (339 points)
8) Guerrero Negro Jr. (336 points)

CMLL 05/18 Arena Mexico Results
1) Magnus & Molotov def. Camorra & Zayco
2) Espanto Jr., Hooligan, & Nitro def. Dragon Lee, Metatron, & Star Jr.
3) Polvora, Tiger Kid, & Virus def. Black Panther, Stigma, & Triton
4) Lightning Match: Fuego def. Felino
5) Gran Guerrero, Euforia, & Niebla Roja def. Marco Corleone, Rey Cometa, & Titan
6) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Rush def. Volador Jr., Mascara Dorada, & Valiente

CMLL 05/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) El Pirana & Jocker def. Dr. Frezzer & Indigo
2) El Brillante def. Acertijo
3) Javier Cruz Jr. & Leo def. Espectrum & Evola
4) Sky Kid & Smaker def. Infierno & Magnum
5) Cibernetico: Cavernario def. Delta, Rey Bucanero, Gallo, Pierroth, Stuka Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr., Bobby Zavala, Leon Blanco, & Rafaga

CMLL 05/19 Arena Puebla Results
1) Aguila Egipcia & Metatron def. Ares & Guerrero Espacial
2) Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior def. Asturiano, Meyer, & Tigre Rojo Jr.
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, & Sagrado def. Cancerbero, Kamaitachi, & Raziel
4) Felino, Negro Casas, & Mephisto def. Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Maximo
5) Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, & Niebla Roja def. Volador Jr., Mascara Dorada, & Valiente via DQ

CMLL 05/20 Arena Mexico Results
1) Metatron & Sensei def. Espanto Jr. & Zayco
2) Goya Kong, La Vaquerita, & Silueta def. La Comandante, La Seductora, & Princesa Blanca
3) Black Panther, Oro Jr., & Starman def. Disturbio, Hooligan, & Metalico via DQ
4) En Busca de un Idolo Tournament: Dragon Lee fought Hechicero to a DRAW
5) En Busca de un Idolo Tournament: Star Jr. def. Guerrero Negro Jr.
6) Puma King, Tiger Kid, & El Terrible def. Diamante Azul, Mascara Dorada, & Rey Cometa
7) CMLL Trios Titles: Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia, & Niebla Roja (c) def. Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. to retain the titles!

CMLL 05/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Esfinge & Leo def. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Canelo Casas, Demonio Maya, & Skandalo def. Black Metal, Magnus, & Stigma
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, & Lluvia def. La Amapola, Tiffany, & Zeuxis
4) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Valiente def. Herodes Jr., Rey Bucanero, & Cavernario
5) Volador Jr. def. Rey Escorpion

CMLL 05/25 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Bengala & Molotov vs. Akuma & Cholo
2) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Stukita vs. Demus 3:16, Mercurio, & Pequeno Universo 2000
3) Gallo, Super Halcon Jr., & Triton vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Sangre Azteca, & Skandalo
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, & Sagrado vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Ephesto, & Mephisto
5) La Mascara, Marco Corleone, & Titan vs. Niebla Roja, Pierroth, & Shocker
6) Volador Jr. vs. Rush

CMLL 05/25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Meteoro vs. Relampago Azul
2) El Divino & El Idolo vs. El Yaqui & Infierno
3) Explosivo vs. Angel del Mal
4) Exterminador & Javier Cruz Jr. vs. Espectrum & Evola
5) Black Metal, Esfinge, & Metatron vs. Bobby Zavala, Cavernario, & Demonio Maya
6) Black Panther, Cachorro, & Diamante Azul vs. Mr. Aguila, Olimpico, & Rafaga

CMLL 05/26 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Black Tiger, Leono, & Star Jr. vs. Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, & Toro Bill Jr.
2) Aguila Egipcia, Asturiano, & Paris vs. Mercurio, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Warrior
3) Rey Cometa, Stigma, & Stuka Jr. vs. Kamaitachi, Puma King, & Shigeo Okumura
4) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, & Rush vs. Negro Casas, Felino, & Mephisto
5) Volador Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL 05/27 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Bengala & Magnus vs. Akuma & El Rebelde
2) Esfinge, Gallo, & Pegasso vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Disturbio, & Espiritu Negro
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, & Silueta vs. Dalis la Caribena, Tiffany, & Zeuxis
4) Lightning Match: Blue Panther vs. Puma King
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Marco Corleone vs. Cavernario, Herodes Jr., & Kraneo
6) NWA Light Heavyweight Title: Diamante Azul (c) vs. El Terrible
– Terrible is the CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, going for a Light Heavyweight Championship now.

CMLL 05/27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Brillante & Virgo vs. Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
2) Oro Jr., Sky Kid, & Smaker vs. Artillero, Super Comando, & Sadico
3) Gallo, Stuka Jr., & Triton vs. Malefico, Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca
4) La Mascara, Titan, & Valiente vs. Ephesto, Mephisto, & Rey Escorpion
5) La Sombra, Maximo, & Rush vs. Negro Casas, Shocker, & Rey Bucanero


Mexican Senator Going After Major Promotions
This week Wrestling Observer reported on an issue that Mexican Senator Diva Hadamira Gestelum Bajo has been bringing up about the classification of luchadors as “independent contractors” in major promotions in Mexico. She argues that the major promotions (CMLL and AAA for example) should not be able to classify their luchadors as “independent contractors” because they have the power to block their wrestlers from working certain shows, for example CMLL blocks their guys from working any independent shows that feature AAA talent or stars like Sin Cara or El Hijo del Santo. AAA doesn’t really care about things like that but they have blocked stars from appearing on indy shows just the same. The primary reason that the promotions, TNA and WWE do this as well, is because they don’t have to give them benefits like a regular full time employee would require. Bajo is calling for an investigation by the Mexican government over this issue. These types of things have been brought up in America but it has never really gone anywhere because let’s be honest, a politician isn’t going to go to bat for American wrestlers like a Mexican politician would be willing to do for luchadors. Wrestling is looked as a joke in mainstream America while Lucha Libre is still a huge way of life in Mexico.

INDY 05/16 Tijuana Results
1) Kanalla & Pensamiento Negro II def. Classico & Mercurio
2) Black Spider, Rubi Gardenia, & Venum Black Jr. def. Enfermero Jr., Leatherface, & Memo Velazquez
3) Black Silver, Brazo de Oro, & Super Rino def. Mr. Tempest, Samurahi, & Shamu
4) Latin American Trios Titles: Apolo Estrada Jr., Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Damian 666, El Hijo de Black Silver, & Halloween to win the vacant titles!
5) La Sombra & Rush def. Felino & Ultimo Guerrero
6) Mask vs. Hair Steel Cage Match: El Oriental lost to Angel Blanco Jr., Bestia 666, Black Silver Jr., Brazo de Plata, Histeria II, & Misterioso II

INDY 05/17 Arena San Juan Pantitlan Results
1) Andy Boy & Sky Man def. Coquito & Rayo Star
2) Estrellita & Marcela def. La Amapola & Tiffany
3) Cocolores, Coco Rojo, & Coco Verde def. Super Muneco, Super Pinocho, & Super Raton
4) Atlantis, Heavy Metal, & Mascara Sagrada def. Rush, Shu el Guerrero, & Villano IV
5) Satanico def. El Dandy

Lucha Fan Fest 05/17 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Zoom Driver def. Carisma
2) Mochiano II, Mohicano I, Mohicano Jr., & Piel Roja def. Argus, Aztlan, Black Thunder, & Skayde
3) India Mazahua, Mayu Iwatani, Princesa Mohicana, & Xena fought Estrella Negra, Kairi Hojo, Krazy Star, & Mystique to a NO CONTEST
4) Matt Striker & Super Crazy def. Bryant Starr & X-Fly
5) Triple Threat: Impulso def. Belial & Astro Rey Jr.
6) Stardom World Title: Lo Shirai (c) def. Star Fire to retain the title!
7) El Canek, El Fantasma, & Mil Mascaras def. Astro Rey, Mascara Ano 2000, & Villano IV

INDY 05/18 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Cruz Infernal, Harry el Sucio, & Mercenario def. Letal, Love Star, & Tigre Veracruzano Jr.
2) Triple Threat: Destructor def. Eclipso & Identix
3) Angel Espacial & Cuerno de Chivo def. Black Geminis & Silver Geminis
4) Atomo & Lady Maravilla def. Polly Star & Solovino
5) Promociones KDNA Title Triple Threat: Desafio def. Galactar & Memo Valle to win the vacant title!
6) Coco Viper, La Momia, & Sergio Romo Jr. def. Panthro, Pasion Kristal, & Tigre Universitario
7) Drago & La Parka Jr. def. Texano Jr.& Silver King

INDY 05/18 Plaza Morelos Results
1) Caballero de Plata & Cisne de Oro def. Profeta Jr. & Rey Autoptomo
2) Guerrero Olimpico, Holkan, & Skull Metal def. Death Fly, Halcon Negro Jr., & Vagabundo Jr.
3) La Parkita & Voladorcito def. Mini Black Abyss & Mini Espiritu
4) Black Shadow Jr., La Diva Salvaje, & Mascara Sagrada Jr. def. Johnny Villalobos, Pandemonium, & Sepulcro
5) Diamante Azul, Dr. Wagner III, & Oro Jr. def. Canek Jr., Negro Casas, & Ripper

IWRG 05/18 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Electro Boy & Zurdog def. Astro Rey Jr. & Latigo
2) Alan Extreme, Golden Magic, & Metaleon def. Guerrero Mixtico, Hip Hop Man, & Orion
3) Apolo Estrada, El Hijo del Diablo, & Tony Rivera def. Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, & Veneno via DQ
4) Demon Clown, Eterno, & X-Fly def. Hijo de Dos Caras, Super Nova, & Toscano
5) IWRG Rey del Ring Title: Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 (c) def. Hijo de Pirata Morgan to retain the title!

IWRG 05/21 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Power Bull & Skull Metal def. Black Niko & Sky Angel
2) Guerrero Mixitco & Hip Hop Man def. Latigo & Metaleon
3) IWRG IC Tag Team Titles: Apolo Estrada & El Hijo del Diablo def. Alan Extreme & Veneno (c) to win the titles!
4) IWRG Rey del Ring Title: Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 (c) def. Oficial AK47 to retain the title!
5) Mask vs. Mask Match: Imposible def. Hijo de la Bestia

CHIKARA 05/25 “You Only Live Twice” iPPV Palmer, PA Lineup
1) Jervis Cottonbelly vs. Juan Francisco de Coronado
2) The Spectral Envoy (UltraMantis Black, Hallowicked, & Frightmare) vs. BDK
3) The Batiri (Obariyon, Kodama, & Kobald) vs. Sinn Bodhi & Odditorium
4) Archibald Peck vs. Jimmy Jacobs
5) 4-Corners Elimination Tag Match: 3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Mathews) vs. 17 & deviANT vs. Jigsaw & The Shard vs. TBA
6) The Colony (Green Ant, Fire Ant, & Worker Ant) vs. The Colony: Xtreme Force (Arctic Rescue Ant, Missile Assault Ant, & Orbit Adventure Ant)
7) CHIKARA Grand Champion: Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Icarus
– CHIKARA finally releases a lineup less than a week before the damn show. They also annoyingly did not even bother to mention who are the members of BDK now so I have no clue who is facing The Envoy in that match.

IWRG 05/25 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Alfa & Omega vs. Atomic Star & Electro Boy
2) Ciclon Black & Latigo vs. Anubis Black & Hip Hop Man
3) Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, & Imposible vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
4) Demon Clown, Trauma I, & Trauma II vs. Hijo de Dos Caras, Relampago, & Super Nova
5) Mask vs. Hair Prison Cage Match: Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 vs. X-Fly vs. Eterno vs. Hijo de Pirata Morgan
– All lucahdors are chained to the cage in the Main Event and they must get a key to free themselves and then try to escape the cage. Last man in has his head shaved or mask removed.

IWRG 05/28 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Black Niko, Dragon Blanco, & Lady Dragon vs. Mercenario de la Muerte, Ultimo Caballero, & Sexy Girl
2) Chicanito, Principe Diamante, & Vampiro Metalico vs. Black Angel, Fly Boricua, & Skull Metal
3) Blue Monster, Payaso de Plata, & Payaso Extreme vs. Cosmos Fugas, Matrix Jr., & Muerte Infernal
4) Galaxy, Sky Angel, & Zumba vs. Atomic Star, Electro Boy, & Power Bull
5) Aramis, Latigo, & Metaleon vs. Anubis Black, Hip Hop Man, & Zurdog
6) Torneo Cibernetico: Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Fuerza Guerrera, Ojo de Tigre, El Pantera, & Tony Rivera vs. Golden Magic, Guerrero Mixtico, Impulso, Ursus, Voltar, & Zoom Driver


On May 31st the SWA’s annual “WrestleMania of the Gulf Coast” super card will take place in Crestview, FL and one of the featured matches will feature the two top luchadors in the Florida/Gulf Coast area in Lucha Locura and former CHIKARA star Lince Dorado. I had a chance to speak with Lucha about the much anticipated first time matchup between he and Dorado.

JOSH BOUTWELL: This is a bit of a different matchup then fans down here in the Gulf Coast are used to seeing with your match against Lince Dorado, what are you guys looking to show them?
LUCHA LOCURA: Well even tho we both do the lucha style Lince is a bit more of an acrobatic luchador were I on the other hand mix my Lucha with so technical styles so expect a unique fast pace wrestling experience.

JB: You’re both from Puerto Rico, what are the differences in the Lucha style in Puerto Rico and Mexico?
LOCURA: Well there are a few ppl in Puerto Rico that do Lucha but it’s usually indy wrestling style that they use. Like myself Lince probably learned his art from someone else.

JB: The mask is obviously a big deal in Lucha Libre, what does your mask mean to you guys?
LOCURA: Well I’ve had many ppl ask to see my face but like I say to them our mask is our tradition. We both get our super powers from our mask

JB: Lucha, you’ve quickly become a favorite on the gulf coast but this will be potentially one of your biggest tests to date. What are your thoughts on Lince Dorado?
LOCURA: Your right it definitely is a test as Lince has done TNA and more Lucha shows wjere I have done more overseas, but like every match I study my opponent and learn everything about them. I’m definitely ready for Lince Dorado.

JB: This match has “show stealer” written all over it in my opinion, are you guys looking to go out there and steal the show?
LOCURA: Oh I’m pretty sure Lince is very competitive like myself so stealing the show is what I plan on doing. I know he would want that too.

JB: How do you plan to defeat Lince?
LOCURA: Well he has the speed so I’m just gonna have to use my strength and weight against him.

JB: Recently you faced Justin Overstreet for the AIWF World Heavyweight Championship, what are your thoughts on that match and a potential rematch?
LOCURA: I really enjoyed the match against Justin. I wish there would be no interference that way we can pull out all the stops. I hope AIWF gives me the rematch, I’m pretty sure I had the 1 2 3.

JB: Who has your favorite opponents been as of late?
LOCURA: Billy Rayz is still by far the best opponent we both gave 110% still waiting on that rematch.

JB: What are your plans for the immediate future past Mania of the Gulf Coast?
LOCURA: My future plans after Mania is to become NHW Heavyweight champion and CSW Heavyweight champion. I will pull out all the stops.

JB: Where are some of your upcoming shows fans can see you peform at?
LOCURA: Well of course SWA where I face Lince Dorado then of course NHW in june, mid month, and CSW at the end of the month.

JB: Do you have any final comments for your opponent at SWA, Lince Dorado, or for the fans?
LOCURA: For the Fan’s I say prepare yourself for a 5 star classic, we will blow the roof off. As for Lince Dorado bring your A game because I’m going to be one step ahead and ready for everything he throws at me. I even got new gear made for this show so expect my A game.

For more information on the May 31st SWA card check out my preview for the stacked card: https://www.wrestleview.com/roh-indy-wrestling-news/48601-preview-for-5-31-swa-indy-event-in-florida

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