Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
April 23, 2010
By: Josh Boutwell of


CMLL Duo to Have A Shot at New Japan Titles

This week New Japan stripped the team of Apollo 55 (Taguchi & Prince Devitt) of their IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles due to not defending them in over 30 days. Now, the upcoming Super J Tag Team Tournament will crown a new championship team. CMLL stars Valiente & Mascara Dorada are teaming up in that tournament and are actually facing the former champions in the 1st Round! How awesome would it be for the CMLL team to beat the former champs and then go on to win the belts. Apollo 55 could then come down to Mexico to get them back. The full lineup for the tournament is below.

Minis Mask Match Set
The long talked about Bracito de Oro/Pequeno Warrior Mask vs. Mask Match has officially been signed. The proposed date for the match is 04/30 right now but not set in stone yet.

The History of Gran Alternativa & Info (updated to include last years winners info)
Since 1994 the CMLL promotion has used the Torneo Gran Alternativa (the tournament was not held in 1997, 2000, & 2002 but was held twice in 1996 & 1998) to help usher in young talent to be seen as equal to other top veteran talent. 8 teams are involved in the tourney and all 8 teams consist of a veteran and a young wrestler. This tournament has helped to build such stars as Hector Garza, Shocker, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero, Alan Stone, Mistico, La Mascara, La Sombra, as well as others. Also, great veteran stars (and some legends) such as Negro Casas, Silver King, Emilio Charles Jr., Blue Panther, Felino, Villano IV, El Hijo del Santo, Atlantis, & Perro Aguayo Jr. have helped build these young stars in this tournament. In it’s history only 3 men have won the tournament twice: the legendary Emilio Charles Jr. and the two top current wrestlers in CMLL: Mistico & Ultimo Guerrero. Also, only two men have won the tournament as a young wrestler and then later as a veteran: Mistico & Guerrero once again. In 1994, the tournament’s first year, veteran Negro Casas teamed with then young star Hector Garza (this was even pre-WCW for Garza) and the two team went on to defeat the teams of Halcon Negro Jr. & Dr. Wagner Jr. (another future superstar), Pierroth & Guerrero de la Muerte (now Toxico), and in the finals Satanico & Arkangel de la Muerte. Garza is now one of the top wrestlers in CMLL (as well as in AAA in the past) and has traveled all over the world competing in such companies as WCW and TNA Wrestling in America. In 1995 the team of Silver King & Shocker went onto win the tournament defeating Pierroth Jr. & Chicago Express, Bestia Salvaje & Corazon Salvaje (now known as Azazel), and Dr. Wagner Jr. & Astro Rey Jr. (who later became Mephisto) along the way. Shocker, like Garza, is now a top star in CMLL (also was in AAA as well) and has also traveled all over the world competing for TNA (like Garza) and even was the star of a McDonalds commercial a few years ago. In 1996 two different tournaments were held. In the first, the team of Bestia Salvaje & Chicago Express won the tourney defeating Dos Caras Sr. & Bronco, El Hijo del Santo & Olimpico (a huge win), and Atlantis & Atlantico in the finals. Chicago Express is one of the few exceptions to the rule as he never really got going anywhere. The 2nd tournament that year was a bit more successful in the long run as Emilio Charles Jr. teamed up with the young Rey Bucanero to win it defeating the teams of Lizmark Jr. & Jaguar, Satanico & Karloff Lagarde Jr., and Hector Garza & Mr. Niebla. Bucanero went onto become a very successful star in CMLL winning several championships and too has competed in both the United States and Japan. In 1998 Emilio Charles Jr. repeated this time teaming with Tony Rivera to defeat Bestia Salvaje & Guerrero de la Muerte in the finals. Rivera has since garnered moderate success around Mexico in both CMLL and IWRG. In 1999 once again two tournaments were held in the year. The first saw the team of the legendary Blue Panther & the young and hungry Ultimo Guerrero winning the tourney defeating great teams like the legendary Fuerza Guerrera & Rey Bucanero, the previous years winners Emilio Charles Jr. & Tony Rivera, and in the finals Mr. Niebla & Atlantico. Guerrero has since gone onto become one of the biggest stars in CMLL as well as Mexico in general and has too competed all over the world. The 2nd tourney in 1999 saw the team of Felino & Tigre Blanco win it and defeat the legendary Mascara Ano 2000 & Sangre Azteca, Ringo Mendoza & Ricky Marvin, and Scorpio jr. & Fugaz (now known as Ramstein). In 2001 the team of Olimpico & Psicodelico Jr. (the son of the original and cousin of Dos Caras Jr.) teamed up to win this years tournament defeating Gran Markus Jr. & Dr. X, Blue Panther & Virus, and Black Warrior & Sangre Azteca on the way to their win. Psicodelico Jr. bounced around Mexico and the United States wrestling for various INDY’s after leaving CMLL before singing a developmental contract with the WWE. He has since been released by the WWE, however. In 2003 Villano IV teamed with Alan Stone to defeat Mascara Ano 2000 & Sagrado in the finals. Alan Stone has become a midcard fixture in Mexico for CMLL and AAA (currently) as well as forming a great tag team wtih his brother. In 2004 the legendary El Hijo del Santo teamed up with the man, that at that time, was seen as the future of the business in Mistico to win the tournament. The historic duo defeated the father-son team of Misterioso I & Misterioso II, Atlantis & Volador Jr., and Ultimo Guerrero and Dr. X along the way. Mistico, along with Guerrero, are probably the biggest success stories of this tourney. After this tourney Mistico went straight into the Main Event and hasn’t left since. In 2005 Atlantis & La Mascara teamed up to win the tourney defeating Damian666 & Apocalipsis, Ultimo Guerrero & Sangre Azteca, and Dr. Wagner Jr. & Misterioso II along the way. La Mascara is currently one of the top young stars in CMLL. In ’06 Perro Aguayo Jr. teamed up with Misterioso II (in his 3rd attempt in the tourney) to win it defeating Lizmark Jr. & Mascara Purpura, Hectro Garza & Hombre sin Nombre, and Ultimo Guerrero & Nitro along the way. In 2007 Mistico returned to the Gran Alternativa this time as a veteran and he teamed with La Sombra to win it again beating Heavy Metal & Super Nova, Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mascara Purpura, and Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia along the way. La Sombra has since become, like Mascara, one of the top young up-and-comers really getting noticed in 2008 and forming a great tag team with Volador Jr. eventually winning the Tag Titles. Last year Ultimo Guerrero teamed with youngster Dragon Rojo Jr. to win the tourney defeating Shocker & Angel Azteca Jr., Blue Panther & Axel, and Dos Caras Jr. & Metalik. The tournament was actually the debut of the Dragon Rojo Jr. persona (he had previously wrestled as Diamante Negro Jr.). Rojo is now a member of the Poder Mexica group is a co-holder of the CMLL World Trios Titles. This years tournament feature great young-veteran teams such as Angel de Oro & Mistico, Blue Panther & Rey Cometa, Rouge & Shocker, Hector Garza & Angel de Plata, Atlantis & Camorra, Mr. Niebla & Tiger Kid, Averno & Olvora, and Yujiro & Semental (which I’m not sure who is who because Semental debuted in 2005 while Yujiro debuted only a year earlier). The teams to really watch this year are Mistico & Angel de Oro and Blue Panther & Rey Cometa. On 09/25 Shigeo Okumura teamed with Yujiro and won the 2009 Gran Alternativa Tournament and for the first time a Japanese tandem walked away with the tourney crown. The success of Gran Alternativa continued with these new winners. Though Okumura hasn’t done much since then Yujiro on the other hand has done quite well. He took the hair of Black Warrior in October but did (along with Naito) lose his hair in a Double Hair vs. Hair Tag Match against El Terrible & Texano Jr. right before No Limit left to return to Japan. Upon returning to Japan No Limit defeated the legendary Team 3D (of TNA) to capture the IWGP Tag Team Championships for the first time! A few months later they got revenge on Terrible & Texano as they made their way to Japan and were defeated by the new champs. No Limit continue to carry those belts to this day.

CMLL 04/15 Arena Xalapa Results
1) Jaguar & Linera Verde def. Guerrero del Infierno & Lobo Solitario
2) Black Thunder, Skandalo, & Vampiro Metalico def. Demonio Negro, Skayde Sr., & Turbo
3) Hair vs. Hair Cage Match: Super Brazo lost to Virus, Tony Rivera, Maximo, Texano Jr., Rush, Shigeo Okumura, & Taichi
4) Volador Jr. & La Sombra def. Mistico & Felino

CMLL 04/16 Arena Mexico Results
1) Apocalipsis & Bronco def. Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II
2) Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito def. Bracito de Oro, Electrico, & Shockercito
3) 2010 Gran Alternativa 1st Round: Blue Panther & Rey Cometa def. Rey Bucanero & Semental
4) 2010 Gran Alternativa 1st Round: Hector Garza & Polvora def. La Mascara & Sensei
5) 2010 Gran Alternativa 1st Round: Diamante & La Sombra def. Canerbero & Mephisto
6) 2010 Gran Alternativa 1st Round: Atlantis & Inquisidor def. Disturbio & El Terrible
7) 2010 Gran Alternativa Quarterfinals: Hector Garza & Polvora def. Blue Panther & Rey Cometa
8) 2010 Gran Alternativa Quarterfinals: Diamante & La Sombra def. Atlantis & Inquisidor
9) Hector Garza & Polvora def. Diamante & La Sombra
10) Felino def. Mistico
– Felino defeated Mistico clean in this one.
– Garza went rudo throughout the tournament. The 2nd block of the tournament is this week.

FULL/CMLL 04/18 Arena Solidarida Results
1) Jan Carlos, Solovino, & Wolly Wonker def. Crucifijo, Face Man, & Principe Azteca
2) La Bestia, Coco Viper, & Sexy Girl def. Chamaco Ortiz, Cop Machine, & Gato Fantasma
3) Dark Shadow, Diluvio Negro I, Diluvio Negro II, & Zodiaco def. Bengali, Mongol Chino, Potro Jr., & Vaquero Romo
4) Difunto I, Difunto II, & Pierko el Boriqua def. Humberto Garza Jr., Hijo del Ninja, & Silver Star
5) Mistico, Averno, & Mephisto def. Volador Jr., La Sombra, & Astro BOy

CMLL 04/18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Tondar def. Acertijo
2) Hierro & Magnum def. Astaroth & Rey Trueno via DQ
3) Mr. Trueno & Rafaga def. Metal Blanco & Samurai via DQ
4) Hijo del Fantasma & Valiente def. Misterioso II & Sangre Azteca
5) Rey Bucanero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Ephesto def. Blue Panther, Mascara Dorada, & La Mascara

CMLL 04/18 Arena Mexico Results
1) Metalico & Trueno def. Cholo & Zayco
2) Dr. X, Nitro, & Raziel def. Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Molotov
3) Fuego, Metro, & Pegasso def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Euforia, & Nosferatu
4) Brazo de Plata, Maximo, & Sagrado def. Villano IV, Shigeo Okumura, & Taichi via DQ
5) Relevos Increibles: Shocker, Strong Man, & Toscano def. Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Hector Garza
– After the Semi-Main the Ex-AAA guys once again hit the ring and attacked the tecnicos. This time it was Psicosis Xtreme, Histeria Xtreme, Maniaco, Monsther, & Chucky. They laid out the tecnicos and then escaped in cars that were waiting outside. Here is a pic of the ex-AAA guys before they escaped (courtesy CMLL Magazine):

CMLL 04/19 Arena Puebla Results
1) Akron & Ares def. King Jaguar & Lestat
2) Electrico, Fantasy, & Shockercito def. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pierrothito
3) Cancerbero, Euforia, & Polvora def. Fuego, Metro, & Stuka Jr.
4) Mascara Dorada, Volador Jr., & Strong Man def. Ultimo Guerrero, Felino, & Taichi via DQ
5) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Brazo de Plata def. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto

CMLL 04/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Leo def. Virgo
2) El Divino & Magnum def. Acertijo & Angel del Mal
3) Relevos Increibles: Ebola & Nutron def. Exterminador & Gallo
4) Misterioso II & Sangre Azteca def. Palacio Negro & Valiente
5) Felino, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Texano Jr. def. Toscano, Hijo del Fantasma, & Brazo de Plata

CMLL 04/20 Arena Mexico Results
1) Apocalipsis & Disturbio def. Bengala & Camaleon
2) Dr. X, Hooligan, & Nitro def. Fabian el Gitano, Horus, & Starman via DQ
3) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Pequeno Olimpico def. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pierrothito
4) Maximo, Rush, & Sagrado def. Nosferatu, Taichi, & Vangelis
5) Hector Garza, La Sombra, & La Mascara def. Mephisto, Ephesto, & El Terrible

CMLL 04/23 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Molotov & Trueno vs. Inquisidor & Mortiz
2) Lightning Match: Bracito de Oro vs. Pequeno Warrior
3) 2010 Gran Alternativa Block B: Volador Jr. & Delta, Valiente & Guerrero Maya Jr., Shocker & Angel Azteca Jr., Toscano & Pegasso, Averno & Raziel, Texano Jr. & Durango Kid, Ultimo Guerrero & Puma King, and Felino & Tiger Kid
4) Mistico, Blue Panther, & Strong Man vs. Rey Bucanero, Atlantis, & Dragon Rojo Jr.

CMLL 04/25 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Dalis la Caribena, Estrella Magica, & Lady Apache vs. La Amapola, La Seductora, & Princesa Sujei
3) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Astro Boy vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Skandalo
4) Hector Garza, Shocker, & Toscano vs. Rey Bucanero, Shigeo Okumura, & Taichi
5) Relevos Increibles: Atlantis, Volador Jr., & Strong Man vs. Mistico, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.

CMLL 04/25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Divino vs. Thunder Boy
2) Leo & Palacio Negro vs. Drago & Leon Blanco
3) Volador Jr., La Sombra, & Mascara Dorada vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Dragon Rojo Jr.
4) Cage Match: Metal Blanco vs. Rey Trueno vs. Magnum vs. Rafaga vs. Guerrero Samurai II vs. Mr. Trueno vs. Hierro vs. Astraroth

CMLL 04/26 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Tigre Rojo & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs. Siki Ozama Jr. & Toro Bill Jr.
2) Metalico, Tigre Blanco, & Tony Rivera vs. Artillero, Mortiz, & Super Comando
3) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Nitro
4) Blue Panther, Toscano, & Strong Man vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & El Terrible
5) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Hijo del Fantasma vs. Psicosis II, Histeria II, & Gran Alebrije
– The AAA guys are in the ring for CMLL for the first time. Psicosis II and Histeria II are being billed under those names in CMLL so I’m going to go back to referring to them as such unless they start going by Psicosis Xtreme & Histeria Xtreme again.

CMLL 04/27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Johnny Dinamo vs. Quca
2) Nube Roja & Virgo vs. Infierno & Malefico
3) Neutron & Palacio Negro vs. Asesino Negro & Mascara Magica
4) Hair vs. Hair: Ebola vs. Exterminador
5) Brazo de Plata, Hector Garza, & La Mascara vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Texano Jr.

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


El Mesias Undergoes Shoulder Surgery (Supposedly)

AAA reported this week that El Mesias underwent successful shoulder surgery on Tuesday and he still hopes to make it back in time for TripleMania but it’s unknown whether he will be able to or not.

Christopher Daniels Coming to AAA
This week AAA announced that recently released TNA star, Christopher Daniels, would be coming into AAA soon. No word on a start date yet.

AAA 04/17 TV Taping Results
1) Cuervo, Escoria, & Espiritu def. Crazy Boy, Gato Eveready, & Relampago
2) Fabi Apache & Mari Apache def. Jennier Blake & Rain
3) Billy Boy, Decnnis, & Ozz def. Extreme Tiger, El Generico, & Jack Evans
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. def. Sabu
5) La Parka Jr., Octagon, & Pimpinela Escarlata def. Electroshock, Silver King, & Ultimo Gladiador via DQ
6) Chessman, Hernandez, & El Zorro def. Ciberentico, El Mesias, & Heavy Metal
– La Parka Jr. came out after the 2nd bout and challenged L.A. Park to a match at TripleMania. He offered Park to come up with the stipulation, any stipulation he wanted (Mask vs. Mask, Name vs. Name, whatever). Parka Jr. then said L.A. Park turned his back on AAA when he left and that AAA owns the La Parka name so that makes HIM the true La Parka.
– El Generico made his debut in AAA and got pinned.
– Wagner beat Sabu clean after putting Sabu through a table and then hitting the Wagner Driver.
– L.A. Park ran out and hit Parka Jr. with a Martinete and then he and the rudos beat on the tecnicos. Dr. Wagner Jr. ran out to even the odds and after chasing off the rudos suggested that he, Pimpi, and Octagon form a new version of WagnerManiacs.
– El Zorro and the rudos went after El Mesias’ arm (legit hurt arm) and eventually forced him to submit. Rudos continued to attack the tecnicos after the match until Joaquin Roldan ran out with Vampiro to make the save. Vampiro then turned on Joaquin and hit him with a Nail In the Coffin.

AAA 04/30 TV Taping Lineup
1) Aerostar & Relampago vs. Billy Boy & Decnnis
2) Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, & Rocky Romero vs. Alex Koslov, Nicho el Millionario, & Joe Lider
3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown vs. Chessman, Hernandez, & Kenzo Suzuki
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagon, & Heavy Metal vs. Electroshock, Silver King, & Ultimo Gladiador
5) Cibernetico, El Mesias, & La Parka Jr. vs. L.A. Park, El Zorro, & Mystery Partner
– L.A. Park makes his official return to a AAA ring. It’s been nearly 14 years since he last wrestled for AAA.
– El Mesias supposedly had shoulder surgery and may not be back for TripleMania but is back in a match a little over a week later? What the hell? Either this was just part of the storyline and the shoulder really isn’t hurt or he won’t be wrestling here.


Dragon Gate 04/16 Aichi Results
1) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. KAGETORA & Takuya Tomakomai
2) BxB Hulk def. Genki Horiguchi
3) Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii def. Yasushi Kanda & Kzy via DQ
4) CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Gamma def. Naoki Tanisaki, Masato Yoshino, & Naruki Doi
5) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. YAMATO & Akira Tozawa

Dragon Gate 04/17 Gifu Results
1) Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino def. Don Fujii & Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
2) Masaaki Mochizuki def. Yasushi Kanda
3) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. Naoki Tanisaki & BxB Hulk
4) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. Genki Horiguchi & Dragon Kid
5) YAMATO, Akira Tozawa, & KAGETORA def. CIMA, Gamma, & Super Shenlong

Dragon Gate 04/18 Osaka Results
1) Yasushi Kanda def. Takuya Tomakomai
2) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk def. K-Ness, Susumu Yokosuka, & Super Shenlong
3) Dragon Kid def. Kzy
4) YAMATO def. Naoki Tanisaki
5) Don Fujii & CIMA def. Brahma Takuya & Shoichi Uchida
6) Open the Brave Gate Title: Tigers Mask def. Super Shisa (c) to win the title!
7) Masaaki Mochizuki, Gamma, & Anthony W. Mori def. Shingo Takagi, KAGETORA, & Cyber Kong
– Osaka Pro’s Tigers Mask shockingly upsets Super Shisa for the Brave Gate Title in Shisa’s 2nd defense. Dragon Kid immediately came out and challenged Tigers for the belt.
– Dragon Gate announced the very first Dragon Gate vs. Osaka Pro show that will take place in June!

Dragon Gate 04/24 Gifu Lineup
1) Kenichiro Arai & Diablo vs. Gamma & Anthony W. Mori
2) Dragon Kid vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
3) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong vs. BxB Hulk & Super Shenlong
4) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka vs. CIMA & Genki Horiguchi
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & Naoki Tanisaki vs. YAMATO, Akira Tozawa, & KAGETORA

Dragon Gate 04/26 Nagasaki Lineup
1) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka vs. YAMATO & Akira Tozawa
2) Naoki Tanisaki vs. Jackson Florida
3) Masaaki Mochizuki & Super Shisa vs. Gamma & Don Fujii
4) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong vs. Kenichiro Arai & Yasushi Kanda
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk vs. CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Genki Horiguchi

Dragon Gate 04/29 Yamaguchi Lineup
1) YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, & Gamma
2) K-Ness vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
3) Susumu Yokosuka vs. Super Shisa
4) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong vs. Yasushi Kanda & Kzy
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk vs. CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Genki Horiguchi

Dragon Gate 04/30 Hiroshima Lineup
1) Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii vs. BxB Hulk & Kotoka
2) CIMA vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
3) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka vs. Gamma & Super Shisa
4) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong vs. Dragon Kid & Genki Horiguchi
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & Naoki Tanisaki vs. YAMATO, Akira Tozawa, & KAGETORA

Dragon Gate 05/05 “Dead or Alive 2010” Aichi Lineup
1) KAGETORA & Super Shenlong vs. Anthony W. Mori & Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
2) Super Shisa vs. Takuya Takomokai
3) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka vs. NOSAWA & MAZADA
4) Loser Returns to Dark Matches: Akira Tozawa vs. Cyber Kong
5) Open the Brave Gate Title: Tigers Mask (c) vs. Dragon Kid
6) Open the Triangle Gate Titles No DQ Match: Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, & Akebono (c) vs. Takuya Sugawara, Yasushi Kanda, & Kzy
7) Naniwa Elimination Match: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & Naoki Tanisaki vs. CIMA, Gamma, Genki Horiguchi, & Mystery Partner
8) Open the Dream Gate Title: YAMATO (c) vs. Shingo Takagi

DGUSA 05/07 “Open the Northern Gate” Windsor, Ontario, Canada Lineup
1) FIP Heavyweight Title: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Phil Atlas
2) Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. Gran Akuma & Akira Tozawa
3) Naruki Doi vs. Masaaki Mochizuki
4) 2/3 Falls: Dragon Kid vs. Masato Yoshino
5) BxB Hulk & PAC vs. YAMATO & Shingo Takagi

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

INDY & OTHER NEWS’s Top 100 Luchadores of 2009 Countdown has started their annual Top 100 Luchadores List for 2009, check it out as it’s always a great list and great read.

Team Mexico In CHIKARA Possibly Out
CHIKARA reported on their twitter today that Team Mexico was having problems getting a flight out of Mexico to come in for the King of the Trios. No official word yet but it doesn’t look good for them getting to the tournament. This is a big disappointment as Team Mexico was one of the better looking teams in the tournament. If they can’t get there by Friday I would expect them to keep trying to get Turbo in for Rey de Voladores on Saturday at least. Also, it looks like CHIKARA is saying that Valiente hasn’t returned calls or e-mails they have sent out nor does he have his plane ticket so Valiente, AT THE LAST, will not be at the show. This really seems fishy all the way around but DO NOT expect Valiente to be in Philadelphia for King of Trios at all this weekend.

IWRG 04/15 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Keshin Black def. Dragon Fly
2) Comando Negro & Eterno def. Guerrero 2000 & Heros
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro def. Alan Extreme, Dinamic Black, & Suicida
4) Distrito Federal Trios Titles Tourney Quarterfinals: Mascara Ano 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Hijo de Mascara ano 2000 def. Chico Che, Ultraman Jr., & Zatura
5) Distrito Federal Trios Titles Tourney Quarterfinals: Brazo de Plata, Brazo Metalico, & Hijo del Brazo de Plata def. Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., & Samoth
6) Distrito Federal Trios Ttiles Tourney Semifinals: Mascara Ano 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 def. Brazo de Plata, Brazo Metalico, & Hijo de Brazo de Plata

LLM 04/18 Los Angeles, CA Results
1) Jalen Wu def. Jose Murrieta
2) Ponky Boy def. Ultrastar
3) Triple Threat: Darkside def. Sexy Chino & Mike Violence
4) 2/3 Falls: Capitan Calico, Cyanide, & Vintage Dragon def. Johnny Starr, Ciclon Moreliano, & Monje
– Photos courtesy of Mark LaRoue.
– The tecnicos-Capitan Calico, Cyanide, & Vintage Dragon:

– The rudos are fourced to submit by the tecnicos in a crazy triple submission hold called the Row Boat:

DTU 04/18 Coliseo Coacalco Results
1) Ciclope def. Pequeno Cobra
2) Daga def. Aguila Misteriosa, Sexy Gary, Muerte Bucanera, Eterno, Flecha Amarilla, Flamita, & Wotan
3) Fans Bring the Weapons 3-Way: Juan el Ranchero def. Dolar & Ms. Chef
4) Blasfemia, Epitafio, & Judas el Traidor def. Hormiga, Iron Love, & Magnifico
5) Triple Threat: Low Rider def. Lasser Boy & Black Fire
6) Psicosis III fought Paranoiko to a DRAW
7) DTU Title Fatal 4-Way: Aeroboy def. Trauma I, Violento Jack (c), & Trauma II to win the title!
8) Triple Threat: El Generico def. Ultimo Gladiador & Crazy Boy
9) Gran Apache fought Skayde Sr. to a DOUBLE COUNTOUT
10) DTU Title: Aeroboy (c) def. Violento Jack to retain the title!

IWRG 04/18 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Alan Extreme def. Heros
2) Daga & Dinamic Black def. Comando Negro & Eterno
3) Chico Che, Eragon, & Jack def. Dr. Cerebro, Maldito Jr., & Samoth
4) El Angel, La Roca, & Suicida def. Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro, & Veneno
5) Relevos Suicidas: Pirata Morgan & Scorpio Jr. def. El Canek & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
6) IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. El Canek (c) to win the title!
– Good lord I had forgotten about this title damn near it. El Canek has held that belt since 2006 and hasn’t defended it since then either. He had only defended it twice previously (once against Dr. Wagner Jr. and once against Rayo de Jalisco Jr. both in 2006).

PdM 04/19 Nuevo Laredo Results
1) Mask vs. Hair Cage Match: Mini Laredo Kid, Mascarita Dorada, Mini Espiritu, Mini Oriental, Mini Path Finder, Mini Cibernetico, Mini Ozz, Mini Histeria, Mini Hator, & Mini Parkita
2) Fatal 4-Way Mixed Tag: El Oriental & Rossy Moreno def. Estrellita & Leo, Juventud Guerrera & Medussa, and Gran Alebrije & Sexy Flor
3) Hardcore Match: X-Fly def. Charly Manson
4) El Hijo del Solitario, Dr. Wagner III, & Sangre Fria def. Damian666, Halloween, & Mr. Aguila
5) Blue Demon Jr. & L.A. Park def. Perro Aguayo Jr. & Marco Corleone
– Don’t have a result on the opener yet.

PdM 04/20 Arena Queretaro Results
1) Dark Saint def. Galaxi
2) El Blanco def. Fuego Latino def. Lince & Rey Aztlan
3) Queretaro Tag Titles: Drabek I & Drabek II (c) def. Alex Guajardo & Ursus via DQ to retain the titles!
4) Triple Threat: Leo def. Sexy Diva & Medussa
5) Perro Aguayo Jr., Damian666, & Halloween def. El Hijo del Santo, Hijo de L.A. Park, & Lizmark Jr.

IWRG 04/22 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dragon Fly vs. Epidemia
2) Brazo Metalico, Daga, & Heros vs. Alan Extreme, Comando Negro, & Eterno
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro vs. Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., & Samoth
4) EdM Trios Tournament: Cerebro Negro, Kaso, & Veneno vs. Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II vs. Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gring Loco vs. Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, & Hijo del Signo

CHIKARA 04/23 “2010 King of Trios Night 1” Philly Lineup
1) King of Trios 1st Round: Team Perros del Mal (Gran Alebrije, Cuije, & El Oriental) vs. Team Delicioso (Curry Man, Hijo del Ice Cream, & Ice Cream Jr.)
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 Corbin, & 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, & Yuji 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 (Max Buck, Jeremy Buck, & 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 All Trios 1st Round: Bruderschaft des Kreuzes Team #2 (Claudio Castagnoli, Ares, & Tursas) vs. Team Mexico (Valiente, Turbo, & Skayde Sr.)

CHIKARA 04/24 “2010 King of Trios Night 2” Philly Lineup
1) King of Trios Quarterfinals: TBA vs. TBA
2) King of Trios Quarterfinals: TBA vs. TBA
3) King of Trios Quarterfinals: TBA vs. TBA
4) King of Trios Quarterfinals: TBA vs. TBA
5) Open Challenge: Brodie Lee vs. TBA
6) Rey de Voladores 4-Way Elimination Semifinals: Cheech vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA
7) Rey de Voladores 4-Way Elimination Semifinals: Cross vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA

CHIKARA 04/25 “2010 King of Trios Night 3” Philly Lineup
1) King of Trios Semifinals: TBA vs. TBA
2) King of Trios Semifinals: TBA vs. TBA
3) 2010 Rey de Voladores Finals: TBA vs. TBA
4) Annual Tag Team Gauntlet Elimination Match: UltraMantis Black & Crossbones vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA
5) Eddie Kingston vs. TBA
6) 2010 King of Trios Finals: TBA vs. TBA

IWRG 04/25 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dinamic Black vs. Keshin Black
2) Daga & Heros vs. Alan Extreme & Eterno
3) Chico Che, Eragon, & Jack vs. Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro, & Oficial AK47
4) Black Terry & Dr. Cerebro vs. Maldito Jr. & Samoth
5) El Pantera, Scorpio Jr., & Tinieblas Jr. vs. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Veneno

PWR 05/01 San Francisco, CA Lineup
1) Mascarita Dorada vs. Pierrothito
2) KAFU, Ulysess, & El Amante vs. Vaquero Fantasma, El Chupacabras, & Mr. Wrestling IV
– This is a special event PWR is putting on alongside the San Francisco Giants where everyone that has a ticket to that afternoons ball game will get a special seat at the lucha show. There will also be a “Bay Area Mascot Battle Royal” at the show as well as a “Lucha Libre Seminar”.

EAW 05/02 “1 Year Anniversary” Hidalgo Lineup
1) Mascara Purpura, Super Nova, & Turbo vs. Black Thunder, Pirata Morgan Jr., & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
2) Gran Alebrije & Pollo vs. Henry & Monsther
3) Gigante Zodiako & Dr. Wagner III vs. Gigante Extasis & Hijo de L.A. Park
4) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & Tinieblas Jr. vs. L.A. Park & Psicosis Xtreme