CMLL 04/08 Arena Neza Results
1) Aguilia Misteriosa & Mini Flash def. Hooligan I & Hooligan II
2) Carta Brava Jr., Halcon Tarin, & Halcon Tarin Jr. def. Bizarro, El Canalla, & Ice Killer
3) Brazo Cibernetico Jr., Brazo de Platino, & Super Brazo def. Demonio Negro, Loco Max, & Skandalo
4) Dark Angel, Lluvia, & Marcela def. La Amapola, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei
5) Volador Jr. & La Sombra def. Mistico & Felino
CMLL 04/09 Arena Mexico Results
1) Inquisidor & Semental def. Astro Boy & Trueno
2) Euforia, Nosferatu, & Polvora def. Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata
3) Lightning Match: Valiente def. Sangre Azteca
4) Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto def. Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., & Toscano
5) Vangelis, Texano Jr., & El Terrible def. Hector Garza, La Mascara, & Hijo del Fantasma
6) Mistico, La Sombra, & Mascara Dorada def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino, & Negro Casas via DQ
CMLL 04/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Relampago def. Cerveruz
2) Astaroth & Hierro def. Ebola & Rafaga
3) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno def. Magnum & Samurai
4) Diamante & Metal Blanco def. Euforia & Shigeo Okumura
5) Mistico, La Sombra, & Mascara Dorada def. Averno, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
* NOTES *
– Mistico was full on tecnico in this match and it really looks like he’s going back to 100% tecnico at this point.
CMLL 04/11 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Disturbio & Semental def. Bengala & Principe
2) Dr. X, Puma King, & Tiger Kid def. Fabian el Gitano, Molotov, & Sensei
3) La Amapola, La Comandante, & Princesa Sujei def. Lady Apache, Lluvia, & Marcela
4) Blue Panther, Sagrado, & Toscano def. Sangre Azteca, Misterioso II, & Dragon Rojo Jr.
5) Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis def. Brazo de Plata, Strong Man, & Hector Garza
CMLL 04/12 Arena Puebla Results
1) Centauro de Fuego, Fuerza Chicana, & Toro Bill Sr. def. Asturiano, Black Tiger, & Crazy Black
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata def. Hooligan, Loco Max, & Skandalo
3) Shigeo Okumura, Virus, & Taichi def. Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, & La Mascara
4) Mistico, Strong Man, Brazo de Plata def .Averno, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
5) CMLL Super Lightweight Title: Mascara Dorada (c) def. Dragon Rojo Jr. to retain the title!
* NOTES *
– After the third bout Psicosis Xtreme, Histeria Xtreme, Maniaco, El Alebrije, & Cuije shocked everyone by running in and attacking the tecnicos! Mistico, Strong Man, & Brazo came out for the save but were then attacked by Averno, El Terrible, & Texano allowing the invading ex-AAA guys to escape and leave in a black SUV. Is this a big invasion angle CMLL is trying? Or is it just an angle they’re doing for the Puebla shows (which they’ve done certain things as in the past)? It is interesting to note that all of those ex-AAA guys are signed to Perros del Mal.The following is a picture of Mistico hilariously tossing Cuije around (courtesy of LuchaBlog):
– Dorada retained his title for the 3rd time (and 2nd against Dragon).
CMLL 04/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Virgo def. Cerveruz
2) Acertijo & Rafaga def. Astaroth & Idolo
3) Drago & Ebola def. Exterminador & Leon Blanco
4) Diamante & Metal Blanco def. Misterioso II & Shigeo Okumura via DQ
5) Brazo de Plata, Maximo, & Toscano def. Asesino Negro, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
CMLL 04/13 Arena Mexico Results
1) Artillero & Super Comando def. Bengala & Principe
2) Fabian el Gitano, Leono, & Starman def. Durango Kid, Puma King, & Tiger Kid
3) Bam Bam, Fantasy, & Pequeno Olimpico def. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Violencia
4) Rush, Stuka Jr., & Valiente def. Euforia, Sangre Azteca, & Vangelis via DQ
5) Volador Jr., Shocker, & Strong Man def. Ultimo Guerrero, Averno, & Taichi
CMLL 04/15 Arena Xalapa Lineup
1) Jaguar & Samuary vs. Guerrero del Infierno & Perro Mocho
2) Demonio Negro, Skayde Sr., & Turbo vs. Black Thunder, Skandalo, & Vampiro Metalico
3) Hair vs. Hair Cibernetico: Brazo de Oro vs. Super Brazo vs. Tony Rivera vs. Maximo vs. Texano Jr. vs. Virus vs. Shigeo Okumura vs. Taichi
4) Mistico & Felino vs. La Sombra & Volador Jr
CMLL 04/16 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs. Apocalipsis & Bronco
2) Bracito de Oro, Electrico, & Shockercito vs. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
3) 2010 Gran Alternativa featuring: Diamante & La Sombra, Blue Panther & Rey Cometa, Hector Garza & Polvora, La Mascara & Sensei, Atlantis & Inquisidor, Disturbio & El Terrible, Cancerbero & Mephisto, and Rey Bucanero & Semental
4) Mistico vs. Felino
CMLL 04/18 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Metalico & Trueno vs. Cholo & Zayco
2) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Molotov vs. Dr. X, Nitro, & Raziel
3) Fuego, Metro, & Pegasso vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Euforia, & Nosferatu
4) Brazo de Plata, Maximo, & Sagrado vs. Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura, & Taichi
5) Shocker, Strong Man, & Toscano vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Vangelis
CMLL 04/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Relampago vs. Cerveruz
2) Astaroth & Idolo vs. Malefico & Quca
3) Hierro & Palacio Negro vs. Mr. Trueno & Rafaga
4) Hijo del Fantasma & Valiente vs. Misterioso II & Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, La Mascara, & Mascara Dorada vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Ephesto, & Rey Bucanero
CMLL 04/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Principe Leo vs. Virgo
2) El Divino & Magnum vs. Acertijo & Angel del Mal
3) Relevos Increibles: Ebola & Neutron vs. Exterminador & Gallo
4) Palacio Negro & Valiente vs. Misterioso II & Sangre Azteca
5) Brazo de Plata, Hijo del Fantasma, & Toscano vs. Felino, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Texano Jr.
AAA Video Game News
AAA had a viewing of their new video game “AAA Heroes en Ring 2011” with several different magazines and websites (GameInformer has a great review here: http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/04/09/news-lucha-libre.aspx). Things that have been confirmed are that Konami will handle distrubution for the United States and it will be released August 9th and Mask/Hair Matches will be included in the game! On the show GameSpot they had an interview with some of the developers and also showed game play footage. One interesting thing to note is the referees will actually be in the ring (and can be attacked). Also they revealed that the storyline mode will feature you creating your own luchadore and along the story you can unlock more characters. From the pictures on GameInformer I can see Abismo Negro, Psycho Circus, Dark Ozz, Dr. Wagner Jr., Kenzo Suzuki, Silver King, Vampiro, Gronda II, El Zorro, El Mesias, Escoria, & Extreme Tiger. The following is a list of wrestlers that have been confirmed to be in the game (with more to come):
La Parka Jr., Electroshock, Konnan, El Mesias, Cibernetico, Octagon, Psycho Clown, Murder Clown, Monster Clown, El Elegido, Charly Manson, Abismo Negro, Gronda II, Ozz, Chessman, Super Fly, Psicosis III, Cuervo, El Zorro, Vampiro, Extreme Tiger, Kenzo Suzuki, Dr. Wagner Jr., Silver King, Alan Stone, Escoria, Jack Evans, Chris Stone, Groon XXX, X-Pac, Nicho el Millionario, Joe Lider, & Alex Koslov.
Histeria II & El Alebrije Trying to Take AAA to Court
Last week Histeria II (or Histeria Xtreme) and El Alebrije met with AAA officials as well as lawyers in Mexico City to try and resolve the issue between the parties over the ownership of the wrestlers names as well as their claims of “unfair termination” from AAA. The two also said that Psicosis II (Psicosis Xtreme), Charly Manson, Cuije, Latin Lover, and more could possibly follow next if it goes well for Histeria & Alebrije. No compromise has been made yet and Histeria & Alebrije clame they will take AAA to court if it isn’t resolved.
AAA 04/11 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Darling Boy def. Pedro Navajas & Babe Fox
2) Angel Dorado Jr., Babe Rap, & Sky def. Androide, Lover Boy, & Rey Sagitario
3) Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz def. Golden Boy, Rey Demonio Jr., & Simbolo via DQ
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown def. Rio Bravo II, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II
5) Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, & La Parka Jr. def. Chessman, Joe Lider, & Sobredosis
AAA 04/12 Nuevo Laredo Results
1) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown def. Babe Rap, Hombre Sin Miedo, & Sangre Chicana Jr.
2) Mask vs. Hair: Pimpinela Escarlata def. Black Mamba
3) Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, & La Parka Jr. def. Chessman, Joe Lider, & Sobredosis
AAA 05/06 Cancha German Evers Lineup
1) Mario Mora vs. El Duro
2) Atomic Boy, Lasser Boy, & Relampago vs. Black Abyss, Histeria III, & Psicosis III
3) Triple Threat: Shiyu Dragon vs. Joe Lider vs. Espiritu
4) Fatal 4-Way Flag Match: El Mesias vs. Alex Koslov vs. Jack Evans vs. Chessman
* NOTES *
– In the Semi-Main this is for a shot at a title, but I have no idea what the title is.
– In the Main Event each wrestler has a flag they are supposed to go after. Koslov & Evans are supposed to attempt to retrieve an American flag, Chessman a Mexican flag, and Mesias a Peurto Rican flag.
First DGUSA Group Forms
This week Dragon Gate USA’s youtube channel released a video of Jon Moxley alongside YAMATO and Shingo Takagi announced that they were forming Kamikaze USA making it the first faction formed in Dragon Gate USA. The video:
Big 2/3 Falls Match Signed for DGUSA May Show
Dragon Gate USA announced this week that Masato Yoshino and Dragon Kid will take their feud to the next level when they battle in a 2/3 Falls Match at the 05/07 show in Windsor, Ontario, Canada!
Dragon Gate 04/09 Gifu Results
1) Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino def. Masaaki Mochizuki & Anthony W. Mori
2) Kzy & Yasushi Kanda def. Naoki Tanisaki & Kotoka
3) King of Gate Block B 2nd Round: Shingo Takagi def. Genki Horiguchi
4) King of Gate Block B 2nd Round: BxB Hulk def. K-Ness
5) YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa def. CIMA, Gamma, & Dragon Kid
Dragon Gate 04/10 Shizuoka Results
1) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. CIMA & Genki Horiguchi
2) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. Don Fujii & Super Shisa
3) King of Gate Block A 2nd Round: Dragon Kid def. Gamma
4) King of Gate Block B 2nd Round: Masato Yoshino def. Masaaki Mochizuki
5) YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa def. Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, & Naoki Tanisaki
Dragon Gate 04/11 Mie Results
1) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk def. Dragon Kid, Gamma, & Anthony W. Mori
2) Susumu Yokosuka def. Daisuke Masaoka
3) CIMA def. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
4) Super Shisa def. Genki Horiguchi
5) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. Yasushi Kanda & Kzy via DQ
6) Open the Triangle Gate Titles: Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, & Akebono (c) def. YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa to retain the titles!
Dragon Gate 04/14 “King of Gate 2010” Tokyo Results
1) Naruki Doi, Naoki Tanisaki, & Kotoka def. Genki Horiguchi, Gamma, & NOSAWA
2) King of Gate Block A Semifinals: Dragon Kid def. Masato Yoshino
3) King of Gate Block B Semifinals: Shingo Takagi def. BxB Hulk
4) Cyber Kong def. Makoto Hashi
5) Triple Threat: Yasushi Kanda & Takuya Sugawara def. Susumu Yokosuka & K-Ness, and Kenichiro Arai & Kzy
6) CIMA, Don Fujii, & Masaaki Mochizuki def. YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa
7) King of Gate 2010 Finals: Shingo Takagi def. Dragon Kid to win the 2010 King of Gate Tournament!
* NOTES *
– After the Finals, Shingo challenged YAMATO to a Dream Gate Title match and he accepted. He will take place at “Dead or Alive 2010” in May. Masaaki Mochizuki then came out and said that he beat Shingo for the FIP Title and defeated YAMATO in the King of Gate Tournament so he deserves a shot. Masaaki will get the winner of YAMATO-Shingo.
Dragon Gate 04/15 Nagaoka Results
1) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. Don Fujii & Gamma
2) Naoki Tanisaki def. KAGETORA
3) Masaaki Mochizuki def. Akira Tozawa
4) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. Yasushi Kanda & Kzy
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk def. CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Genki Horiguchi
Dragon Gate 04/16 Aichi Lineup
1) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka vs. KAGETORA & Takuya Tomakomai
2) BxB Hulk vs. Genki Horiguchi
3) Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii vs. Yasushi Kanda & Kzy
4) Naoki Tanisaki, Masato Yoshino, & Naruki Doi vs. CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Gamma
5) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong vs. YAMATO & Akira Tozawa
Dragon Gate 04/17 Gifu Lineup
1) Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino vs. Don Fujii & Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
2) Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Yasushi Kanda
3) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong vs. Naoki Tanisaki & BxB Hulk
4) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka vs. Genki Horiguchi & Dragon Kid
5) YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa vs. CIMA, Gamma, & Super Shenlong
Dragon Gate 04/18 Osaka Lineup
1) Yasushi Kanda vs. Takuya Tomakomai
2) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk vs. K-Ness, Susumu Yokosuka, & Super Shenlong
3) Dragon Kid vs. Kzy
4) YAMATO vs. Naoki Tanisaki
5) Don Fujii & CIMA vs. Brahma Takuya & Shoichi Uchida
6) Open the Brave Gate Title: Super Shisa (c) vs. Tigers Mask
7) Shingo Takagi, KAGETORA, & Cyber Kong vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma, & Anthony W. Mori
Dragon Gate 04/25 Fukuoaka Lineup
1) Don Fujii vs. Kotoka
2) Super Shisa vs. Mentai*Kid
3) Masaaki Mochizhuki & Dragon Kid vs. Naruki Doi & Naoki Tanisaki
4) Open the Triangle Gate #1 Contenders Match: YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa vs. CIMA, Gamma, & Genki Horiguchi
5) Handicap Elimination Match: K-Ness & Susumu Yoksouka vs. Takuya Sugawara, Kenichiro Arai, Yasushi Kanda, & Kzy
6) Open the Twin Gate Titles: Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong (c) vs. Masato Yoshino & BxB Hulk
DGUSA 05/07 “Open the Northern Gate” Windsor, Ontario, Canada Lineup
1) Naruki Doi vs. Masaaki Mochizuki
2) 2/3 Falls: Dragon Kid vs. Masato Yoshino
3) BxB Hulk & PAC vs. YAMATO & Shingo
* NOTES *
– CIMA, Jimmy Jacobs, Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Jon Moxley, Gran Akuma, & Hallowicked, & more to compete.
DGUSA 05/08 “Uprising” PPV Mississauga, Ontario Canada Lineup
1) Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Akira Tozawa
2) Naruki Doi & PAC vs. Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw
3) CIMA & Dragon Kid vs. YAMATO & Shingo Takagi
4) Open the Freedom Gate Title: BxB Hulk (c) vs. Masato Yoshino
* NOTES *
– Jimmy Jacobs, Jon Moxley, Gran Akuma, Hallowicked, & more to compete.
Dos Caras Jr. Wrestles on WWE’s European Tour
This past week during WWE’s tour of Europe Dos Caras Jr. made his official debut on the main roster competing for the RAW brand. Dos wrestled under the name “Dos Caras” yet wrestled without the mask. He faced Christian in what was said to be a very good match, with Christian getting the win. No word yet on whether or not he will be on TV soon.
Latin Lover Coming to PdM
Perros del Mal announced this past weekend that Latin Lover would officially be wrestling for them (starting 05/02). Will he actually show up? Nobody knows.
Curry Man Added to King of Trios
After Cassandro broke his leg a few weeks ago CHIKARA has announced a huge replacement for him in the upcoming King of Trios Tournament for Team Delicioso. Replacing Cassandro will be Curry Man! Under that mask is, of course, former TNA X-Division Champion: Christopher Daniels! Also, CHIKARA has revealed the full card for Night 1’s 1st Round (and they are below in the lineups section). CHIKARA also revealed that the always entertaining Rey de Voladores (King of Flyers) Tournament will be returning during King of Trios.
Bio Cards for Lucha Teams in King of Trios
Here are some cool bio cards for the lucha teams that will be competing in CHIKARA’s “King of Trios” Tournament later this month (courtesy of CHIKARA):
Team Perros del Mal:
IWRG 04/08 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Dinamic Black def. Epidemia
2) Comando Negro & Hijo del Signo def. Daga & Heros
3) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Trauma II def. Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, & Zatura
4) Chico Che, El Angel, & La Roca def. Barba Roja, Dr. Cerebro, & MAZADA
5) Americas Light Heavyweight Title: Trauma I (c) def. Hijo de Pirata Morgan to retain the title!
* NOTES *
– Trauma I retains his belt for the 2nd time.
IWRG 04/11 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Alan Extreme def. Dinamic Black
2) Maldito Jr. & Samoth def. Daga & Eragon
3) Eterno, Fishman Jr., & Hijo del Signo def. Black Terry, Chico Che, & Jack
4) IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Title: Dr. Cerebro (c) def. MAZADA to retain the title!
5) El Canek, Gran Alebrije, & Scorpio Jr. def. Hijo del Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Pirata Morgan
INDY 04/13 Arena Aficion Results
1) Maldito Jr. & Ministro de la Muerte def. Brazo Metalico & Guerrero Maya Jr.
2) Hair vs. Hair 3-Way: Aspid lost to La Chona & Sexy Alondara
3) Ultimo Dragon & Neutron def. Negro Navarro & Felino via DQ
IWRG 04/15 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dragon Fly vs. Dinamic Black
2) Guerrero 2000 & Heros vs. Comando Negro & Eterno
3) El Angel, Freelance, & Suicida vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
4) Distrito Federal Trios Titles Fatal 4-Way: Brazo de Plata, Brazo Metalico, & Hijo de Brazo de Plata vs. Mascara Ano 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 vs. Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., & Samoth vs. Chico Che, Ultraman Jr., & Zatura
* NOTES *
– Terry, Cerebro, & Negro were stripped of the titles due to Negro being out for more than 90 days.
IWRG 04/18 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Heros vs. Alan Extreme
2) Daga & Dinamic Black vs. Comando Negro & Eterno
3) Chico Che, Eragon, & Jack vs. Dr. Cerebro, Maldito Jr., & Samoth
4) El Angel, La Roca, & Suicida vs. Black Terry, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, & Veneno
5) El Canek & Scorpio Jr. vs. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Pirata Morgan
CHIKARA 04/23 “King of Trios Night 1” Philly Lineup
1) King of Trios 1st Round: Team Delicioso (Curry Man, El Hijo del Ice Cream, & Ice Cream Jr.) vs. Team Perros del Mal (El Oriental, El Alebrije, & Cuije)
2) King of Trios 1st Round: Team Osaka Pro (Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada, & Tadasuke) vs. The UnStable (Vin Gerard, STIGMA, & Colin Delaney)
3) King of Trios 1st Round: F1rst Family (Arik Cannon, Darin Corbon, & Ryan Cruz) vs. Bruderschaft des Kreuzes Team 1 (Tim Donst, Lince Dorado, & Pink Ant)
4) King of Trios 1st Round: Team Big Japan (Daisuke Sekimoto, Kankuro Hoshino, & Yujiro Okabayashi) vs. Team Frightning (Mike Quackenbush, Hallowicked, & Frightmare)
5) King of Trios 1st Round: F.I.S.T. (Gran Akuma, Icarus, & Chuck Taylor) vs. The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield, Sugar Dunkerton, & Matt Classic)
6) King of Trios 1st Round: The Future Is Now (Jigsaw, Equinox, & Helios) vs. The Jackson 3 (Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson, & Malachi Jackson)
7) King of Trios 1st Round: The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, & Green Ant) vs. The Jack of All Trios (Johnny Gargano, Flip Kendrick, & Louis Lyndon)
8) King of Trios 1st Round: Bruderschaft des Kreuzes Team 2 (Claudio Castagnoli, Ares, & Tursas) vs. Team Mexico (Valiente, Turbo, & Skayde Sr.)
* NOTES *
– The Jack of All Trios team is actually the winners of a Trios Tournament held last week in Ohio where the winning team won a slot in CHIKARA’s King of Trios.
PdM/Masked Republic 05/02 “Viva la Lucha Libre” PPV Lineup
1) NWA Mexico Lightweight Title: Turbo (c) vs. Black Thunder
2) Estrellita, Leo, & TBA vs. Medussa, Pesadilla, & Ragde
3) Nova & El Oriental vs. El Hijo de Rey Misterio & Groon XXX
4) Mr. Aguila vs. TJP
5) 5-Way Hardcore Match: Damian666 vs. X-Fly vs. Charly Manson vs. Halloween vs. TBA
6) El Hijo del Santo, Marco Corleone, & Latin Lover vs. Blue Demon Jr., Perro Aguayo Jr., & Lizmark Jr.
* NOTES *
– This is the Masked Republic promoted PPV that I talked about a few weeks ago. I had heard the PPV had been canceled (along with all of the Texas shows) but apparently it’s back on (with the help of Perro Aguayo’s Perros del Mal). I had been getting regular press releases from the promotion until the rumors about their shows being canceled. I haven’t heard anything from them yet so I’m following just what it says on their website. Sabu is supposed to be on the card (possibly in that Hardcore 5-Way as the “TBA”?). It’s going to be a PPV that will air on InDemand June 11 and will feature English (and Spanish) commentary. Also, it will be available in HD as well.
This week I’m bringing back the “Match Spotlight” (which I hope to bringing more of soon) for a special match review. I’ve been given the chance to preview a match from AIW’s recent “Jack of All Trios” Tournament (which will be available on DVD). Now the interesting thing to know about this tournament is the winning team earns a spot in this month’s upcoming “King of Trios” Tournament over in CHIKARA (see the tie-in to my column now?). Now onto the match.
Jack of All Trios Tournament Quarterfinals
Jack of All Trios Tournament Night 2 (April 10, 2010)
Team Oreo (Flip Kendrick, Louis Lyndon, & Johnny Gargano) vs. Team Beyond Wrestling (Jonny Mangue, Chase Burnett, & Zane Silver)
If the names in Team Oreo sound familiar to the readers of this column and Dragon Gate USA fans they should because all three of Team Oreo’s members have competed in Dragon Gate USA on more than one occasion. Team Beyond I am much less familiar with. Team Oreo are obvious fan favorites here and they make their way out to the ring to Lil’ Flip’s “Game Over”, which was a hit when I was in high school. Team Beyond are coming out to what sounds like the theme song from “Last Dragon”. I’m not familiar with Team Beyond but Johnny Magnue is in the Samoan wrestler in tropical shorts, Chase Burnett is in red trunks, and Zane Silver is in the black. Johnny Gargano and Burnett start the match off. Gargano and Burnett lockup and Gargano flings Burnett to the mat but Burnett nips right back up. Burnett lights Garagno up with some round kicks and then goes for a springboard wristlock into an arm drag but Gargano blocks it and then goes for a German Suplex. Burnett blocks it and then rolls backwards into an arm drag that sends Gargano crashing into the middle rope. Burnett charges at Gargano but he side steps him and kicks the legs out from under Burnett sending him flying through the ropes to take a sick bump on the floor! Silver comes down to check on Burnett but he says he’s fine. Back in the ring Flip Kendrick and Johnny Magnue will now takeover (lucha rules here, no tags needed). They lockup and Magnue gets the advantage with a wristlock and he begins head butting the wrist of Kendrick, but Kendrick backflips into a counter. Mangue counters right back and goes for a Pump Handle Slam, but Kendrick counters into a head scissors takeover. Magnue comes back with an arm drag and then charges at Kendrick in the corner but Lyndon gets a boot up. Lyndon then hit’s a beautiful springboard corkscrew arm drag! Kendrick whips Magnue into the ropes but eats a chop to the gut and then a snap mare. Magnue comes off the ropes and goes for a sliding dropkick but Kendrick moves out of the way and attempts a Running Shooting Star Press! Magnue moves out of the way and attempts to take Flip’s head off with a roundhouse kick, but Kendrick ducks and then hit’s a dropkick that sends Magnue out to the floor. Now Louis Lyndon and Zane Silver step into the ring. They lockup and both attempt roundhouse kicks and end up kicking each other’s legs. Silver goes for a leg sweep but at the same time Lyndon went for a cannonball splash with both men missing. Silver with a leg sweep and then a lateral press for a one count and Lyndon comes back with one of his own. Lyndon goes for a clothesline but Silver blocks it with a kick and then and then goes for a German. Lyndon reverses the waistlock but Silver shoves him off. Lyndon comes right back with a side headlock but Silver shoves him off into the ropes. Lyndon backdrops Silver over the top rope but Silver lands on the apron and then hit’s a shoulder block on Lyndon through the ropes. Silver backdrops a charging Lyndon over the top onto the apron with him now! Lyndon attempts to German Suplex Silver off the apron but he blocks it and counters with a back elbow that knocks Lyndon off the apron. Lyndon attempts to clothesline the legs of Silver but Silver jumps over the attempt and drops down right into a DDT on Lyndon into the apron! Silver rolls back into the ring and Gargano comes in and nails him with a Jumping Knee Strike. Gargano whips Silver into the opposite corner but Silver decides to springboard out of the corner into a hurricanrana onto Lyndon on the floor! Burnett nails Kendrick off the apron with a running elbow that sends him crashing to the floor. All three of the heels are in the ring now and setting up for a big dive spot when Gargano attempts to get back in the ring with a slingshot move. Gargano eats one of the nastiest triple team moves I’ve ever seen as Silver came off the ropes and delivered a sickening Running Double Knee strike to the front of Gargano’s head while Magnue & Burnett hit dual sliding dropkicks to the side of his head! Burnette hit’s a springboard somersault plancha onto Team Oreo and then Silver follows with a Diving Corkscrew Plancha off the top where this kid was so high he was touching a ceiling fan! Magnue sets up for a dive of his own but Flip Kendrick was able to sneak in the ring and fling Magnue over the top rope to the floor. Flip climbs to the top and hit’s a tremendous Corkscrew Moonsault onto everybody! Flip rolls Magnue back into the ring and goes for a Suplex but Magnue blocks it and throws a series of forearms and chops. Magnue attempts to whip Kendrick into the corner but he reverses it. Kendrick charges in for a Splash but Magnue moves out of the way and comes back with Neckbreaker and then a Rolling Diving Headbutt! Lyndon comes into the ring and attempts a roundhouse kick on Magnue, but he ducks only to eat a spinning Enziguri from Lyndon as he spun around! Lyndon goes for a clothesline but Magnue ducks and attempts a German Suplex. Lyndon reverses it and hit’s a NASTY Tiger Suplex! 1…2…NO Burnett breaks it up! Burnett and Lyndon trade forearms with Lyndon getting the better of it until Burnett comes back with a nasty Lariat on the ropes. Burnett then grabs Lyndon by the feet and flips him to the mat! Burnett then hit’s a crazy Moonsault dropkick to the back of a seating Lyndon! 1…2…NO Gargano breaks it up now! Gargano with a mule kick and then he whips Burnett into the corner. Burnett hits hard and sits down in the corner as Gargano charges. Burnett gets his foot up but Gargano catches the foot and then the other foot. Gargano lifts Burnett up and onto his shoulders by his feet! Gargano goes for what looks like maybe a Powerslam but Burnett shoves him into the waiting arms of Silver. Burnett then goes into a Wheelbarrow onto both Silver and Gargano and then rolls underneath them and shoves Gargano into a Superkick from Silver! Burnett hit’s a running Enziguri to the side of Gargano’s head in the corner! Burnett then hit’s a Springboard Van-Terminator dropkick on Gargano! 1…2…NO Kendrick & Lyndon break it up! Silver and Lyndon brawl to the floor as Kendrick hit’s a Standing Shooting Star Press on Burnett in the ring! 1…2…NO Silver breaks it up! Silver lights Kendrick up with a kick to the chest and then a nasty forearm. Silver whips Kendrick into the corner and Kendrick attempts to float over into a head scissors, but Silver blocks it and hangs Kendrick up in the ropes. Silver then hit’s a Hanging Reverse STO! 1…2…NO Kendrick kicks out! Silver rolls Kendrick backwards into the waiting arms of Magnue. Magnue lifts Kendrick up into a Wheelbarrow Slam right onto the knees of Silver! They hold him there as Burnett gets ready for a Springboard Moonsault onto the prone Kendrick but Gargano comes out of nowhere and actually leaps off of his partner’s body into a dropkick on Burnett in mid air in one of the crazies spots of the match! Lyndon comes in and hit’s a dropkick on Magnue and then a spinning Lariat on Silver! Lyndon & Kendrick both go for Superkicks on Magnue but he catches both of their feet until Gargano runs in with a Running Front Kick on Magnue as Kendrick & Lyndon hit dual Leaping Enziguri’s! 1…2…3 and Team Oreo gets the win!
Winners: Flip Kendrick, Johnny Gargano, & Louis Lyndon via pinfall (Triple Kick)
(Wow, this was a great introduction into AIW as both teams really busted their a**es out there. Flip Kendrick is incredibly athletic (all of them are but he was exceptional) and both teams really put on a great, entertaining high flying bout with tons of innovative moves especially double and triple team moves. ***½)
AIW has both Nights of their Jack of All Trios Tournament up for pre-order on their website, http://www.aiwrestling.com/, and after seeing this I would strongly recommend it as I personally am interesting in seeing more of these guys.