Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
April 9, 2010
By: Josh Boutwell of


Delta’s Insane Spot

I was watching some videos this past weekend trying to catch up on some lucha matches when I got to a trios match from the 03/20 edition of CMLL’s LATV (I’m pretty sure it was taped 03/12 from Area Mexico). It features Guerrero Maya Jr., Delta, & Diamante against Dr. X, Hooligan, & Nitro. Overall it was a very fun match but there was one spot that was just out of this world. Delta did a dive over the top onto Hooligan. Delta actually sprang off of the middle rope inside the ring over the top and then landing on the middle rope on the outside springboarding himself up and into a gorgeous hurricanrana on Hooligan on the floor. He hit it in one fluid motion and flawlessly. I actually found it on YouTube so I figured I would share it:

Negro Casas to Tour with New Japan Through April, Tanahashi Coming to CMLL in May
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced this week that Negro Casas has signed on to tour with New Japan from 04/17 through 05/03. The 05/03 date is a PPV and on that card he will defend his CMLL Welterweight Title against the legendary Jushin Thunder Liger! Also, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi will be making his debut in CMLL in May.

New Japan Unveils Super J Tag Tournament Lineup With CMLL Representatives
A few weeks ago New Japan announced that they would be debuting a new tag team tournament highlighting the Jr. Heavyweights in May called the Super J Tag Tournament (the brother of the Super J-Cup pretty much) and it would feature competitors from all across the world, including Mexico. CMLL stars Mascara Dorada and Valiente will be teaming up in the tournament. Also, former TNA Tag Team Champion, Consequences Creed, will be in the tournament (teaming with Kota Ibushi), ROH’s Davey Richards will team with Tiger Mask IV, and El Samurai makes his return to Japan teaming with the legendary Koji Kanemoto. The entire tournament will take place on one night, 05/08/10, from Tokyo, Japan. The full lineup is below.

CMLL 04/02 Arena Mexico Results
1) Horus & Metalico def. Disturbio & Durango Kid
2) Bracito de Oro, Electrico, & Mascarita Dorada def. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
3) Lightning Match: Fuego def. Polvora
4) Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto def. Blue Panther, Rush, & Sagrado
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara def. El Terrible, Texano Jr., & Taichi
6) Volador Jr., La Sombra, & Brazo de Plata def. Mistico, Negro Casas, & Felino
– Mistico got into another argument with his teammates which resulting in Casas & Felino not even attempting to break it up when Volador had Mistico locked in his own La Mistica. After the match Mistico claimed that the feud with Volador was over and he was going back to the tecnico side. Volador called Mistico a traidor and said their feud was not over. The rudos didn’t care for Mistico either way.
– Is that a new Mascarita Dorada in the 2nd match? I have no idea.

CMLL 04/04 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Artillero & Super Comando def. Astro Boy & Sensei
2) Dalis la Caribena, Lady Apache, & Lluvia def. La Amapola, La Seductora, & Princesa Blanca
3) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Fabian el Gitano def. Dr. X, Euforia, & Polvora via DQ
4) Mascara Dorada, Metro, & Toscano def. Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura, & Virus
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, & Brazo de Plata def. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Negro Casas
6) Mistico def. Atlantis

CMLL 04/04 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Johnny Dinamo def. Meteoro
2) Relevos Increibles: Mr. Trueno & Samurai def. Leon Blanco & Virgo
3) Occidente Welterweight Title: Metal Blanco def. Angel del Mal (c) to win the title!
4) Stuka Jr. & Valiente def. Cancerbero & Raziel
5) Hector Garza, La Sombra, & La Mascara def. El Terrible, Texano Jr., & Vangelis via DQ

CMLL 04/05 Arena Puebla Results
1) Espiritu Maligno & Sauron def. Blue Center & Tigre Rojo
2) Fabian el Gitano, Metalico, & Starman def. Artillero, Bronco, & Super Comando
3) Lady Apache, Lluvia, & Marcela def. La Amapola, Mima Shimoda, & Princesa Blanca
4) Sagrado, Toscano, & Valiente def. Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, & Vangelis
5) Averno, Mephisto, & Dragon Rojo Jr. def. La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & La Mascara

CMLL 04/06 Arena Mexico Results
1) Cholo & Mortiz def. Camaleon & Robin
2) Electrico, Pequeno Olimpico, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
3) Delta, Fuego, & Rush def. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus
4) Mexican National Trios Titles: Mascara Dorada, Metro, & Stuka Jr. (c) def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca to retain the titles!
5) Mistico, Ultimo Guerrero, & Rey Bucanero def. La Sombra, Sagrado, & Toscano
– MSM Fly retained their titles for the first time.
– Mistico went super rudo once again in the Main Event, going after Sagrado’s mask.

CMLL 04/09 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Astro Boy & Trueno vs. Camorra & Inquisidor
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata vs. Euforia, Nosferatu, & Polvora
3) Lightning Match: Valiente vs. Sangre Azteca
4) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., & Toscano vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara vs. El Terrible, Texano Jr., & Vangelis
6) Mistico, Mascara Dorada, & La Sombra vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino, & Negro Casas

CMLL 04/11 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Bengala & Principe vs. Disturbio & Semental
2) Fabian el Gitano, Molotov, & Sensei vs. Dr. X, Puma King, & Tiger Kid
3) Lady Apache, Lluvia, & Marcela vs. Amapola, La Comandante, & Princesa Sujei
4) Blue Panther, Sagrado, & Toscano vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca
5) Brazo de Plata, Hector Garza, & Strong Man vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis

NJPW 05/08 “Super J Tag Tournament” Tokyo, Japan Lineup
1) Super J 1st Round: Gedo & KUSHIDA vs. Kota Ibushi & Consequences Creed
2) Super J 1st Round: Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Mascara Dorada & Valiente
3) Super J 1st Round: Koji Kanemoto & El Samurai vs. Tiger Mask IV & Davey Richards
4) Super J 1st Round: Jushin Thunder Liger & Nobuo Yoshihashi vs. Fujita Jr. Hayato & Taro Nohashi
5) Super J Semifinals: Winners of Match #1 vs. Winners of Match #2
6) Super J Semifinals: Winners of Match #3 vs. Winners of Match #4
7) Super J Tag Tournament Finals


AAA Looking To Bring in TNA Stars for TripleMania

The Wrestling Observer mentioned this week that AAA is hoping to bring in some TNA stars for this years TripleMania. Some of the names mentioned thus far are Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, and Jeff Hardy. I’m not sure with Hardy’s legal troubles if he would even be allowed to go to Mexico.

More Details on MTV’s AAA/Lucha Libre Show
Last weekend a few more details were revealed about MTV’s new Lucha Libre series coming this summer. Cookie Jar Ent. (I reported on Cookie Jar & AAA’s licensing deal last year: click here) brokered the deal with MTV to bring Lucha Libre to America. The article posted on mentioned that 52 weeks of the new “Lucha Libre USA” show will be brought to MTV2 and MTV Tr3s and also a documentary called “Behind The Mask” which will study the history of Lucha Libre will be shown. No word on what matches (or when they took place) will be shown on the new show. To see the full article:

AAA 04/06 TV Taping Results
1) Billy Boy, Decnnis, & El Brazo def. Atomic Boy, Gato Everdeady, & Laredo Kid
2) Alex Koslov & Rain def. Aerostar & Fabi Apache
3) Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, & Rocky Romero def. Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz
4) Konnan, Nicho el Millionario, & Joe Lider def. Cibernetico, El Mesias, & Heavy Metal
5) El Zorro, Kenzo Suzuki, & Chessman def. Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King, & Electroshock
– Nicho & Lider were forced by Konnan to remain with the Legion.
– In the Main Event Wagner & Electroshock couldn’t get along which eventually led to Electro attacking Wagner allowing Kenzo to pin him. After the match Wagner & Electro brawled until Silver King got between them, only to attack his brother Dr. Wagner Jr.! Pimpinela Escarlata ran out to make the save for Wagner but Electro & Silver King beat on both of them.

AAA 04/11 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup
1) Darling Boy & Pedro Navajas vs. Babe Fox & Pee Wee
2) Angel Dorado Jr., Babe Rap, & Sky vs. Androide, Lover Boy, & Rey Sagitario
3) Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz vs. Golden Boy, Rey Demonio Jr., & Simbolo
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown vs. Rio Bravo II, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II
5) Extreme Tiger, La Parka Jr., & Jack Evans vs. Chessman, Joe Lider, & Sobredosis

AAA 04/12 Arena Caminos de Nuevo Laredo Lineup
1) Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz vs. Rio Bravo II, Tito Santana II, & Tigre Cota
2) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown vs. Babe Rap, Hombre Sin Miedo, & Sangre Chicana Jr.
3) Mask vs. Hair: Black Mamba vs. Pimpinela Escarlata
4) Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, & La Parka Jr. vs. Chessman, Joe Lider, & Sombredosis


Dragon Gate 04/03 Hyogo Results
1) Takuya Sugawara, Yasushi Kanda, & Kzy def. Don Fujii, Super Shisa, & Genki Horiguchi
2) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. Akira Tozawa & Super Shenlong
3) King of Gate Block A 1st Round: Dragon Kid def. KAGETORA
4) King of Gate Block A 1st Round: Gamma def. Naruki Doi
5) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. BxB Hulk & Naoki Tanisaki
6) King of Gate Block A 1st Round: Masato Yoshino def. CIMA
7) King of Gate Block A 1st Round: Masaaki Mochizuki def. YAMATO

Dragon Gate 04/04 Kyoto Results
1) Kzy & Kenichiro Arai def. Kotoka & Super Shenlong
2) YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa def. Masaaki Mochizuki, Super Shisa, & Anthony W. Mori
3) King of Gate Block B 1st Round: Genki Horiguchi def. Don Fujii
4) King of Gate Block B 1st Round: Shingo Takagi def. Takuya Sugawara
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & Naoki Tanisaki def. CIMA, Gamma, & Dragon Kid
6) King of Gate Block B 1st Round: BxB Hulk def. Cyber Kong
7) King of Gate Block B 1st Round: K-Ness def. Susumu Yokosuka

Dragon Gate 04/09 Gifu Lineup
1) Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Anthony W. Mori
2) Kzy & Yasushi Kanda vs. Naoki Tanisaki & Kotoka
3) King of Gate Block B 2nd Round: Shingo Takagi vs. Genki Horiguchi
4) King of Gate Block B 2nd Round: K-Ness vs. BxB Hulk
5) YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa vs. CIMA, Gamma, & Dragon Kid

Dragon Gate 04/10 Shizuoka Lineup
1) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka vs. CIMA & Genki Horiguchi
2) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong vs. Don Fujii & Super Shisa
3) King of Gate Block A 2nd Round: Dragon Kid vs. Gamma
4) King of Gate Block A 2nd Round: Masato Yoshino vs. Masaaki Mochizuki
5) YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa vs. Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, & Naoki Tanisaki

Dragon Gate 04/11 Mie Lineup
1) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk vs. Dragon Kid, Gamma, & Anthony W. Mori
2) Susumu Yokosuka vs. Daisuke Masaoka
3) CIMA vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
4) Super Shisa vs. Genki Horiguchi
5) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong vs. Yasushi Kanda & Kzy
6) Open the Triangle Gate Titles: Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, & Akebono (c) vs. YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa

DGUSA 05/08 “Uprising” PPV Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Lineup
1) Naruki Doi & PAC vs. Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw
2) CIMA & DRagon Kid vs. YAMATO & Shingo Takagi
3) Open the Freedom Gate Title: BxB Hulk (c) vs. Masato Yoshino
– Also, already announced for the show is Masaaki Mochizuki, Jimmy Jacobs, Jon Moxley, Gran Akuma, & Hallowicked (more to come)!


Luchadores Invade ROH

This past weekend at ROH’s “The Big Bang” iPPV live from Charlotte, North Carolina several luchadores made their presence felt. First, Cassandro made his ROH debut when he went one-on-one with Rhett Titus. Originally Cassandro was scheduled to face Magno but apparently Solar wasn’t able to make the show so Magno replaced him in the Lucha Tag. Cassandro got the pin on Titus with a victory roll. Word is that Cassandro broke his tibula on the dive (which definitely puts his appearance in CHIKARA in doubt if true). In the Main Event of the show Super Parka teamed up with the original Misterioso to face former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Blue Demon Jr. and Magno! Magno got the pin in the match with a Corkscrew Moonsault on Misterioso.

Another Team Added to King of Trios
This past weekend CHIKARA added yet a 13th team to the King of Trios 2010 lineup. This time it’s Team Osaka Pro representing Osaka Pro Wrestling from Japan. The trio will consist of the former Blood & Guts group from Osaka Pro consisting of Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada, & Tadasuke. That leaves only one open spot left in the tournament.

PWR 03/27 Santa Maria, CA Results
1) Bryan Cage def. Orion
2) PWR Jr. Heavyweight Title Tourney Semifinals: Mr. Wrestling IV def. Rock of Love
3) El Hijo del Chupacabras def. Rik Luxury
4) PWR Jr. Heavyweight Title Tourney Semifinals: Derek Sanders def. Brandon Bonham
5) Oliver John & Misterioso Sr. fought KAFU & Strong Man to a DOUBLE DQ
6) PWR Jr. Heavyweight Title Tourney Finals: Mr. Wrestling IV def. Derek Sanders to win the title!
7) Blue Demon Jr. def. Vaquero Fantasma
– Well, I have no clue what happened to this big 8-man Tournament they were supposedly going to do here. Every one of the guys advertised for the tournament were on the card but apparently only Sanders & Mr. Wrestling’s matches were title tournament matches.
– Anyway Mr. Wrestling IV is officially the first Jr. Heavyweight Champion (though he looks about 260 lbs. to me) in PWR’s history. PWR says this will complete their championships (for now at least). They now have a Heavyweight Champion (Oliver John), Tag Team Champions (Border Patrol), Women’s Champion (Lady Apache), Mini Champion (Octagoncito), and Jr. Heavyweight Champion (Mr. Wrestling IV).

INDY 03/28 Deportivo Pavon Results
1) Black Lord & Black Sabath def. Parkita & Terry Boy
2) Azteca de Bronce, Cosmo Negro, & Monstruo def. Blue Rider, Bull Rider, & Manbis
3) Oficial AK47, Suicida, & Yakuza def. Coco Amarillo Jr., Cocolores, & Robin Maravilla
4) Juan el Ranchero & Super Panda def. Epitafio & Iron Love
5) Ruleta de la Muerte: Cerebro Negro & Fantasma de la Opera lost to Cien Caras Jr., Huracan Ramirez, Kung Fu, La Rata, Oficial AK47, Olimpico, Super Muneco, Super Nova, & Veneno
6) Hair vs. Hair: Fantasma de la Opera def. Cerebro Negro

PdM 04/03 Plaze de Toros de la Feria Ciudad Valles Results
1) Estrellita & Mascarita Dorada def. Medussa & Mr. Aguilita
2) Nova & El Oriental def. Celestial & Histeria II
3) Charly Manson def. X-Fly
4) Perro Aguayo Jr., Halloween, & Damian666 def. Groon XXX, Hijo de L.A. Park, & Lizmark Jr.

IWRG 04/04 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Comando Negro def. Hero
2) Maldito Jr. & Samoth def. Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
3) Chico Che, Eragon, & Miss Gaviota def. Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Oficial AK47
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Cien Caras, & MAZADA def. Dr. Cerebro, Jack, & Scorpio Jr.
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Pirata Morgan def. El Canek, El Angel, & Olimpico

PdM 04/18 Lienoz Charro de los Terrenos de la Feria Lineup
1) Estrellita, Mascarita Dorada, & Sexy Flor vs. Medussa, Mini Cibernetico, & Rossy Moreno
2) El Hijo de Damian666, Mr. Aguila, & X-Fly vs. El Oriental, Sangre Fria, & Zumbido
3) Perro Aguayo Jr., Damian666, & Halloween vs. Charly Manson, Marco Corleone, & Juventud Guerrera
– Marco makes his debut in PdM and Damian666’s son El Hijo de Damian666 makes his official debut.

IWRG 04/08 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dinamic Black vs. Epidemia
2) Daga & Heros vs. Comando Negro & Hijo del Signo
3) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, & Zatura vs. Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Trauma II
4) Chico Che, El Angel, & La Roca vs. Barba Roja, Black Terry, & Dr. Cerebro
5) Americas Light Heavyweight Title: Trauma I (c) vs. Hijo de Pirata Morgan