Viva La Raza! # Diez: Lucha Weekly

Viva La Raza! # Diez: Lucha Weekly
January 23, 2009
By: Josh Boutwell of


Arkangel de la Muerte Tells Great Story About His Name

In an interview this week CMLL luchador Arkangel de la Muerte (The Arkangle of Death) told a story about how he came up with his name and gimmick. He said that his old name (Mr. Cid) just wasn’t working for him and he was actually thinking of retiring when he got into a bad accident that put him in a coma for over a week. While in a coma he said that he saw an Angel (the Angel of Death) and when he woke up he thought that would be an awesome idea for a name and gimmick so he ran with it. He feels like the young guys in Mexico are pushing him very hard right now and thinks he may need to retire soon. He also said that he would love to go back to Japan before he retires and wants to go to Canada and help train young wrestlers.

CMLL 01/16 Arena Mexico Lineup

1) Metalico & Sombra de Plata def. Camorra & Zayco

2) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei def. Dark Angel, Marcela, & Sahori

3) Virus def. Mascura Purpura

4) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, & Villano V def. Blue Panther, Shocker, & Toscano

5) Hector Garza, Mistico, & Marco Corleone def. Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, & Ultimo Guerrero

6) CMLL World Tag Titles: La Sombra & Volador Jr. def. Averno & Mephisto (c) to win the titles!


– Well that Tag Title reign was short. Match was said to be 40+ minutes and very good, though.

CMLL 01/17 Results

1) Hair vs. Mask Trios Match: El Conquistador, Forcado Mazateleco, & Serpiente Marina def. Brujo Mayor, Markamis I, & Markamis II

2) Dragon Rojo Jr. def. Mictlan

3) La Sombra & Volador Jr. def. El Terrible & Texano Jr. via DQ

4) Marco Corleone & Shocker def. Mr. Niebla & Negro Casas

CMLL 01/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results

1) Principe Leono def. Principe Dylan

2) Thunder Boy def. Acertijo

3) Depredador GDL & Exterminador def. Carlo Roggi & Ebola

4) Hijo del Faraon, Metal Blanco, & Metatron def. Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno, & Semental

5) Angel de Oro & Volador Jr. def. Rey Bucanero & Satanico

6) CMLL World Trios Titles: Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara def. Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, & Negro Casas (c) to win the titles!


– On the 01/18 Arena Coliseo show Volador Jr. & Angel de Oro got an upset victory over Rey Bucanero & Satanico and directly afterward Volador challenged Satanico to a Hair vs. Mask match. Bucanero was offended at Volador’s offer and said that he would give Volador a CMLL Light Heavyweight Title shot instead next week to beat some respect into Volador.

– Garza, Fantasma, & Mascara become the 20th Champions and this will be their 2nd reign as Champions together.

CMLL 01/18 Arena Coliseo Results

1) Molotov & Trueno def. Artillero & Super Comando

2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Polvora, & Skandalo def. Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Plata, & Astro Boy

3) Mascara Dorada, Mascara Purpura, & Sagrado def. Felino, Misterioso II, & Virus

4) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corleone, & Toscano def. Hooligan, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.

5) Mistico def. Black Warrior via DQ

CMLL 01/19 Arena Puebla Results

1) King Jaguar, Super Star, & SWAT def. Aguila Guerrera, Ares, & Toro Bill Jr.

2) Karisman, Policeman, & Toro Bill Sr. def. Blue Center, Lestat, & Tigre Rojo

3) Dark Angel, Lluvia, & Marcela def. Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, & Rosa Negra

4) La Mascara, Mistico, & Valiente def. Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca

5) NWA Welterweight Title: La Sombra (c) def. Mephisto to retain the title!

CMLL 01/20 Arena Mexico Results

1) Angel Azteca Jr. & Molotov def. Carrona & Cholo

2) Astro Boy, Metalico, & Sensei def. Caligula, Hooligan, & Messalo

3) Mascara Purpura, Maximo, & Mictlan def. Euforia, Nosferatu, & Skandalo

4) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca def. La Mascara, La Sombra, & Sagrado

5) Blue Panther, Mistico, & Marco Corleone def. Averno, Mephisto, & Villano III

CMLL 01/23 Arena Mexico Lineup

1) Caligula & Messala vs. Sombra de Plata & Starman

2) Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei vs. Dark Angel, Marcela, & Sahori

3) Pegasso vs. Super Comando

4) Euforia, Nosferatu, & Virus vs. Flash, Stuka Jr., & Valiente

5) Averno, Lizmark Jr., & Mephisto vs. Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., & Hector Garza

6) Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas vs. La Sombra, Mistico, & Volador Jr.

CMLL 01/25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup

1) Boomerang & Virus vs. Angel del Mal & Milenio

2) Casanova GDL & Leon Blanco vs. Ephesto & Toxico GDL

3) Dark Angel, Marcela, & Sahori vs. Amapola, Medussa, & Princesa Blanca

4) Mascara Dorada & Mistico vs. Averno & Mephisto

5) CMLL Light Heavyweight Title: Volador Jr. vs. Rey Bucanero (c)

CMLL 01/25 Arena Coliseo Lineup

1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs. Apocalipsis & Ramstein

2) Fabian el Gitano, Hijo del Faraon, & Leono vs. Arkangel del la Muerte, Polvora, & Skandalo

3) Mascara Purpura, Maximo, & Mictlan vs. Felino, Vangelis, & Virus

4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, & Toscano vs. Black Warrior, Lizmark Jr., & Negro Casas

5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corleone, & Shocker vs. Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, & Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL 01/27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup

1) Quazar vs. Meteoro

2) Plata vs. Samurai

3) Metatron vs. Rafaga

4) Marcela & Sahori vs. Amapola & Medussa

5) Dark Angel, Goddess, & Lady Apache vs. Hiroka, La Nazi, & Princesa Blanca

6) Marco Corleone & Shocker vs. Averno & Mephisto

CMLL 02/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup

1) Metal Blanco & Metatron vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno

2) Boomerang, Meteoro, & Virgo vs. Mr. Aguilita, Pequeno Damian666, & Pequeno Halloween

3) Mascara Dorada & Stuka Jr. vs. Ephesto & Mephisto

4) Maximo, Sagrado, & Shocker vs. Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca

5) Hair vs. Hair Luchadora Cage of Death Match: Dark Angel vs. Marcela vs. Lady Aapache vs. Amapola vs. Mima Shimoda vs. Sahori vs. Princesa Blanca vs. Goddess vs. Hiroka vs. Medussa vs. La Nazi


AAA Returning to California in March & April

AAA will be returning to Cali early this year with shows in March and April. The following are the scheduled events:

03/27 – Fresno, California

03/27 – Sacramento, California

03/29 – San Jose, California

04/04 – Los Angeles, California

04/05 – San Diego, California

AAA 01/18 TV Taping Results

1) Billy Boy, Cinthia Moreno, & Oriental def. Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, & Mari Apache

2) Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II def. Aerostar, El Angel, & Laredo Kid

3) Alex Koslov, Rocky Romero, & X-Pac def. Jack Evans, Teddy Hart, & El Zorro

4) Mexican National Atomico Titles: Chessman, Psycho Clown, Zombie Clown, & Killer Clown def. Escoria, Cuervo, Espiritu, & Ozz (c) to win the titles!

5) Abismo Negro, La Parka Jr., & El Mesias def. Black Abyss, Electroshock, & Konnan


– Billy Boy is turning super rudo and beat the hell out of Gran Apache and busted him open in the operner. Then, he came out in the Segunda and ripped up Laredo Kid’s mask. Looks like he’s looking for a new feud.

– El Mesias beat the hell out of Black Abyss and he was stretchered out.

AAA 01/25 TV Taping Lineup

1) Mascarita Davina, Mascarita Sagrada 2007, & Mini Charly Manson vs. Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, & Mini Psicosis III

2) El Angel, Gato Eveready, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, & Zombie Clown

3) Aerostar, El Elegido, & Laredo Kid vs. Decnnis, El Brazo, & Pirata Morgan

4) Abismo Negro, Gronda II, & Super Fly vs. Black Abyss, Teddy Hart, & El Zorro

5) El Mesias, La Parka Jr., & Silver King vs. Electroshock, Joe Lider, & Nicho el Millionario

AAA 01/31 TV Taping Lineup

1) Aerostar, Argenis, & Gato Eveready vs. Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II

2) Al Alebrije, El Elegido, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Decnnis, El Brazo, & Escorpion Negro Jr.

3) El Angel, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly vs. Electroshock, Teddy Hart, & Jack Evans

4) Abismo Negro, Alan Stone, & Gronda II vs. Black Abyss, Konnan, & El Zorro

5) Chessman vs. Ozz

6) La Parka Jr., El Mesias, & Silver King vs. Joe Lider, Kenzo Suzuki, & Nicho el Millionario


TNA Coming to Puerto Rico in March

TNA announced through their website today that they would be debuting in Puerto Rico on March 20th, 2009 at Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum. Mick Foley, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash (his 1st time ever competing in Puerto Rico), TNA Tag Team Champions: Beer Money Inc., L.A.X., X-Division Champion: Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin the Motor City Machineguns, Lethal Consequences, Sonjay Dutt, Petey Williams, The Beautiful People, Kip James, ODB, Roxxi, former Puerto Rican WWC star Shane Sewell are all scheduled to appear along with more!

NWA Mexico Joining Lucha Festival In Japan

NWA Mexico announced this week that they have been invited by New Japan Pro Wrestling to be apart of March’s Lucha Libre Festival in Japan celebrating Mexico’s long relationship with Japan.

Dr. Wagner Jr. Scheduled for AAA Spot Show

Dr. Wagner Jr. is scheduled to team with his brother, Silver King, to face Electroshock & El Zorro on March 2nd in Laredo. There has been rumors about Wagner negotiating with AAA so this could mean those rumors are true or it could mean that Wagner just wants to tag with his brother (INDY luchador’s can wrestle for AAA on spot shows without ever having to sign).

NWE Cancels February Shows In Mexico

I reported a few weeks ago that England-based promotion, NWE, was planning on running shows in Mexico during February, but they announced this week that those shows had been canceled. They did say that they plan on running shows on July 3rd in Monterrey and July 4th in Mexico City.

WWE Cancels Show In Tijuana

WWE has canceled their show scheduled in Tijuana for 02/18 due to poor ticket sales. As of right now the shows planned for Leon, Mexico (02/19) and Guadalajara, Mexico (02/20) are still on.

IWRG 01/15 Arena Naucalpan Results

1) Halcon 2000 def. Epidemia

2) Eragon & Galactik def. Anticristo Jr. & Avisman

3) Fenix, Freelance, & Goleador def. Demony, Fantasma de la Opera, & Nemesis IWRG

4) Trauma I, Trauma II, & Zatura def. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro

5) EdM Trios Titles: Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro (c) def. Barba Rojo, Capitan Muerte, & Pirata Morgan Jr. to retain the titles!

IWRG 01/18 Results

1) Galatik def. Commando Gama

2) Eragon & Goleador def. Anticristo Jr. & Avisman

3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro def. Chico Che, Gemelo Fantastico I, & Gemelo Fantastico II

4) Pendulo, Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro

5) Tetsuya, Toxico AAA, & Veneno def. Freelance, Fuerza Guerrera, & Zumbido

IWRG 01/22 Arena Naucalpan Lineup

1) Halcon 2000 vs. Comando Gama

2) Eragon & Miss Gaviota vs. Anticristo Jr. & Avisman

3) Chico Che & Goleador vs. Demony & Xibalva

4) Freelance, Pendulo, & Zatura vs. Tetsuya, Toxico AAA, & Veneno

5) IWRG Intercontinental Trios Titles: Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro (c) vs. Trauma I, Trauma II, & Zatura

NWA Mexico 01/31 Lineup

1) Eragon vs. Trauma I

2) Extrano vs. Alma Infernal

3) Angus vs. Skayde Jr.

4) Pendulo vs. Black Spider

5) Ultimo Vampiro vs. Mr. Mexico

6) Blue Demon Jr. & El Hijo del Anibal vs. El Dandy & Septiembre Negro

NWA MEXICO 02/04 Lineup

1) Pitufo vs. Totem

2) Full Contac, Samuray, & Tigre Cosmico vs. Crazy Man, GMC, & Eslabon

3) Black Spider & Pendullo vs. Caballero de la Noche & Fantastik

4) Blue Demon Jr. & Hurcan Ramirez Jr. vs. El Dandy & Scorpio Jr.

My Thoughts

I am loving all of these Title Matches CMLL is putting out right now and they?re not just having they are crowning new Champions left and right, and we still have a potentially great Light Heavyweight Title Match (Bucanero vs. Volador) to look forward to next week! Porder Mexica continues to look strong and are undefeated at Arena Mexico. Hopefully Mistico and Mephisto’s match in Japan will be made a Title Match in the coming weeks.

Dr. Wagner Jr. would be a big pickup for AAA after losing so many guys in the last few months. Billy Boy turning super-rudo is awesome and a feud with Laredo Kid should be very exciting.

NWA Mexico may want to put on a show where the NWA Title is actually defended. That’s just a thought though.