Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
May 7, 2010
By: Josh Boutwell of


Jushin Liger Wins CMLL Middleweight Title in Japan!

On 05/03 Jushin Thunder Liger unseated Negro Casas as the CMLL World Middleweight Champion defeating him in Fukuoka, Japan. This was actually Negro’s very first defense of the belt. Liger is the 16th champion in the titles nearly 20 year existence. This would lead you to believe that Liger is most likely headed back to Mexico pretty soon.

CMLL 04/30 Arena Mexico Results
1) Leono & Starman def. Bronco & Inquisidor
2) Fuego & Metro def. Euforia & Raziel
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, & Luna Magica def. Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, & Princesa Blanca
4) Mask vs. Mask: Pequeno Warrior def. Bracito de Oro
5) 2010 Gran Alternativa Finals: Hector Garza & Polvora def. Volador Jr. & Delta to win the 2010 Gran Alternativa Tournament!
6) Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr., Shigeo Okumura, & Taichi def. Mistico, La Mascara, Hijo del Fantasma, & Strong Man
– Pequeno Warrior gets his first Mask win under this gimmick. Bracito de Oro loses for the first time (out of 5) in Mask Matches. Warrior & the newly unmasked Bracito de Oro show their respect for each other (courtesy SuperLuchas):

– The Tournament Finals was said to be a very good, lengthy match. In the end Polvora snuck in a foul to get the win.

CMLL 05/02 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bengala, Metalico, & Trueno def. Camorra, Cholo, & Zayco via DQ
2) Dr. X, Puma King, & Tiger Kid def. Angel Azteca Jr., Diamante, & Fabian el Gitano via DQ
3) Blue Panther, Sagrado, & Metro def. Euforia, Vangelis, & Virus
4) La Sombra, Toscano, & Brazo de Plata def. El Alebrije, Histeria II, & Psicosis II
5) Volador Jr. def. Mistico
– In a crazy turn of events Mascara Ano 2000 & Universo 2000 ran out and attacked Sombra, Toscano, & Brazo in the Semi-Main apparently joining the ex-AAA invaders! This is really crazy because they’re scheduled to face current AAA stars this week in IWRG!

CMLL 05/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Nocturno def. Metalik
2) Thunder Boy & Virgo def. Acertijo & Nube Roja
3) Occidente Light Heavyweight Title Tourney Semifinals: Malefico def. Infierno
4) Occidente Light Heavyweight Title Tourney Semifinals: Drago def. Neutron
5) Gallo & Samurai def. Mr. Trueno & Rafaga
6) Averno, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. def. Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara
7) CMLL Super Lightweight Title: Mascara Dorada (c) def. Dragon Rojo Jr.
– Dorada retains his belt for the 3rd time and 2nd time against Dragon.

CMLL 05/03 Arena Puebla Results
1) Karisma & Mr. Rafaga def. Black Tiger & Blue Center
2) Leono, Starman, & Tony Rivera def. Disturbio, Mortiz, & Semental
3) La Comandante, La Seductora, & Princesa Blanca def. Estrella Magica, Lluvia, & Luna Magica
4) Blue Panther, Valiente, & Sagrado def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca
5) El Alebrije, Histeria II, & Psicosis II def. La Sombra, Shocker, & Hijo del Fantasma via DQ

CMLL 05/04 Arena Mexico Results
1) Molotov & Trueno def. Inquisidor & Semental
2) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Fuego def. Cancerbero, Virus, & Raziel
3) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Mascarita Dorada def. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
4) Felino, Misterioso II, & Dragon Rojo Jr. def. Blue Panther, Volador Jr., & Shocker
5) Mistico, La Sombra, & Mascara Dorada def. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, & Atlantis
– Mascarita Dorada is back. Is this for good this time?

CMLL 05/04 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) In Memoria def. Relampago Azul
2) Magnum & Virgo def. Acertijo & Infierno
3) Gallo, Metal Blanco, & Palacio Negro def. Exterminador, Malefico, & Mr. Trueno
4) La Mascara def. Averno
5) Toscano, Brazo de Plata, & Maximo def. El Terrible, Texano Jr., & Asesino Negro

CMLL 05/07 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Leono & Sensei vs. Apocalipsis & Durango Kid
2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, & Rush vs. Loco Max, Nitro, & Skandalo
3) Lightning Match: Angel Azteca Jr. vs. Arkangel de la Muerte
4) Brazo de Plata, Maximo, & Toscano vs. Ephesto, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
5) Volador Jr., La Sombra, & Delta vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Polvora
6) CMLL Trios Titles: Hector Garza, La Mascara, & Hijo del Fantasma (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shigeo Okumura, & Taichi

CMLL 05/09 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Camaleon & Metalico vs. Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Dalys la Caribena, Lady Apache, & Luna Magica vs. La Amapola, Princesa Sujei, & Seuxis
3) Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata, & Fabian el Gitano vs. Dr. X, Hooligan, & Nosferatu
4) Fuego, Stuka Jr., & Metro vs. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca
5) Shocker, La Sombra, & Brazo de Plata vs. El Alebrije, Histeria II, & Psicosis II

CMLL 05/09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Relampago Azul vs. Quca
2) El Divino & Hierro vs. Acertijo & Infierno
3) Occidente Light Heavyweight Title Tourney Quarterfinals: Astaroth vs. Rafaga
4) Occidente Light Heavyweight Title Tourney Quarterfinals: Gallo vs. Rey Trueno
5) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro vs. Ephesto & Shigeo Okumura
6) Hijo del Fantasma, Toscano, & Maximo vs. Negro Casas, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.

CMLL 05/10 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Asturiano, Centella de Oro, & Milenium vs. Centauro de Fuego, Fuerza Chicana, & Toro Bill Sr.
2) Astro Boy, Leono, & Metalico vs. Durango Kid, Puma King, & Tiger Kid
3) Delta, Diamante, & Sensei vs. Loco Max, Nitro, & Skandalo
4) Hijo del Fantasma vs. Psicosis II
5) Mistico, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & Taichi vs. Negro Casas, Volador Jr., & La Mascara

CMLL 05/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Johnny Dinamo vs. Virgo
2) Drago & Leon Blanco vs. Leo & Samurai
3) Ebola & Mr. Trueno vs. Magnum & Neutron
4) Angel de Oro & Angel de Plata vs. Dragon Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca
5) Relevos Increibles: Brazo de Plata, Maximo, & Asesino Negro vs. Ultimo Guerrero, La Mascara, & El Terrible

CMLL 05/11 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Bengala & Trueno vs. Disturbio & Mortiz
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Molotov, & Starman vs. Bronco, Hooligan, & Inquisidor
3) Fabian el Gitano, Rey Cometa, & Pegasso vs. Dr. X, Euforia, & Nosferatu
4) Blue Panther, Valiente, & Toscano vs. Mephisto, Ephesto, & Polvora
5) Volador Jr., La Sombra, & Mascara Dorada vs. Rey Bucanero, Averno, & Atlantis


AAA Announces Huge Tag Match for Fan Fest

The Lucha Libre Fan Fest that is coming up at the end of the month just got a pretty big match set for it. AAA (alongside Super Luchas Magazine) has announced that La Hermandad Xtreme (Nicho el Millionario & Joe Lider) will be taking on the team of former ECW originals, Super Crazy & Sabu!

Abyss Coming to AAA
It was announced this week by AAA that current TNA superstar, Abyss, will be coming into AAA for the big TripleMania show in June.

AAA 04/30 TV Taping Results
1) Jennifer Blade & Rain def. Fabi Apache & Mari Apache
2) Aerostar & Relampago def. Billy Boy & Decnnis
3) Alex Koslov, Christopher Daniels, & Joe Lider def. Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, & Rocky Romero
4) Chessman, Hernandez, & Kenzo Suzuki def. Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown
5) Electroshock, Silver King, & Ultimo Gladiador def. Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagon, & Pimpinela Escarlata
6) Cibernetico, Heavy Metal, & La Parka Jr. fought El Zorro, Nicho el Millionario, & L.A. Park to a NO CONTEST
– In the opener referee Hijo de Tirantes cheated for the rudos and after the match tecnico referee Piero challenged Hijo de Tirantes to a match at TripleMania. Each man will pick a 3-man to represent him. If Tirantes team loses then he gets his head shaved, if Piero’s team loses then he gets his head shaved.
– After the 3rd match Koslov & Daniels attacked Joe Lider (on behalf of the Legion who’s still pissed at La Hermandad).
– It looked like the Legion team was going to beat the clowns but ended up getting themselves DQ’d for getting a little too violent.
– L.A. Park came out and accepted La Parka Jr.’s challenge for a match at TripleMania, but still no stipulation has been set.
– The Main Event was bizarre with pretty much all the tecnicos and rudos coming out and getting in a big brawl. Konnan was at ringside for the rudos which pissed off Nicho because of what the Legion did to Lider earlier. Nicho even spit on Konnan at one point which brought out Alex Koslov who started to brawl with Nicho. Lider then came out to help Nicho which brought out the rest of the Legion who jumped on La Hermandad. The match was thrown out at this point and security was too busy trying to seperate La Parka Jr. & L.A. Park to worry about Ciber & Heavy Metal whooping up on rudo referee Hijo de Tirantes and El Zorro. Vampiro ran out and saved Zorro for some reason. Apparantely they’re buddies now.

AAA 06/06 “TripleMania XVIII” PPV Lineup
1) AAA Minis Title Ladder Match: Mini Abismo Negro (c) vs. Mini Charly Manson vs. Octagoncito vs. Mascarita Divina vs. Mini Histera vs. Mascarita Sagrada vs. Mini Psicosis
2) Maid Match: Jennifer Blake, Rain, & Sexy Star vs. Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, & Mari Apache
3) AAA Cruiserweight Title Fatal 4-Way: Extreme Tiger (c) vs. NOSAWA vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Alex Koslov
4) L.A. Park vs. La Parka Jr.
5) AAA Heavyweight Title: Electroshock (c) vs. Dr. Wagner Jr.
– Former NWA World Champion and current TNA star, Abyss, is scheduled to appear as well. Also, they teased Beer Money competing in a multi-team tag match.


Dragon Gate 05/01 Hiroshima Results
1) Susumu Yokosuka & K-Ness def. Super Shisa & Super Shenlong
2) Naruki Doi def. Syachihoko Machine
3) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. Yasushi Kanda & Kzy
4) Masaaki Mochizuki & Makoto Hashi def. YAMATO & KAGETORA
5) CIMA, Gamma, & Genki Horiguchi def. Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & Naoki Tanisaki

Dragon Gate 05/02 Toyama Results
1) K-Ness def. Takuya Tomakomai
2) Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino def. Genki Horiguchi & Yoshiaki Yago
3) Susumu Yokosuka def. Naoki Tanisaki
4) BxB Hulk def. Super Shisa
5) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. Don Fujii & Anthony W. Mori
6) CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki, & Gamma def. YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Akira Tozawa

Dragon Gate 05/03 Ishikawa Results
1) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. KAGETORA & YAMATO
2) Naoki Tanisaki def. Anthony W. Mori
3) Don Fujii def. Akirat Tozawa
4) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. Super Shisa & Gamma
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk def. CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki, & Genki Horiguchi

Dragon Gate 05/04 Shizuoka Results
1) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong def. Gamma & Anthony W. Mori
2) Naoki Tanisaki def. Super Shisa
3) Don Fujii def. KAGETORA
4) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. YAMATO & Akira Tozawa
5) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & BxB Hulk def. CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Genki Horiguchi

Dragon Gate 05/05 “Dead or Alive 2010” Aichi Results
1) KAGETORA & Super Shenlong def. Shachihoko Machine & Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
2) Super Shisa def. Takuya Tomakomai
3) K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka def. NOSAWA & MAZADA
4) Loser Returns to Dark Matches: Cyber Kong def. Akira Tozawa
5) Open the Brave Gate Title: Tigers Mask (c) def. Dragon Kid to retain the title!
6) Open the Triangle Gate Titles No DQ Match: Takuya Sugawara, Yasushi Kanda, & Kzy (c) def. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, & Akebono (c) to win the titles!
7) Naniwa Elimination Match: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & Naoki Tanisaki def. CIMA, Gamma, Genki Horiguchi, & Ryo Saito
8) Open the Dream Gate Title: YAMATO (c) def. Shingo Takagi via REF STOPPAGE to retain the title!

DGUSA 05/07 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Lineup
1) Tyson Dux & Jon Bolen vs. Brad Martin & Xtremo
2) Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. Gran Akuma & Akira Tozawa
3) CIMA vs. Jimmy Jacobs
4) FIP Heavyweight Title: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Phil Atlas
5) Naruki Doi vs. Masaaki Mochizuki
6) 2/3 Falls Match: Dragon Kid vs. Masato Yoshino
7) BxB Hulk & PAC vs. YAMATO & Shingo Takagi

DGUSA 05/08 “Uprising” PPV Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Lineup
– PRE-SHOW – The Fray: Phil Atlas vs. Brodie Lee vs. Cheech vs. Cloudy vs. Xtremo vs. Brent B vs. Anthony Fiasco vs. Michael Elgin
1) Tyson Dux vs. Gran Akuma
2) Jimmy Jacobs vs. Jon Moxley
3) Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Akira Tozawa
4) Naruki Doi & PAC vs. Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw
5) CIMA & Dragon Kid vs. YAMATO & Shingo Takagi
6) Open the Freedom Gate Title BxB Hulk (c) vs. Masato Yoshino

Dragon Gate 05/13 Tokyo Lineup
1) Akira Tozawa vs. Naoki Tanisaki
2) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, & PAC vs. Ryo Saito, Don Fujii, & Dragon Kid
3) Kenichiro Arai vs. Makoto Hashi
4) BxB Hulk vs. KAGETORA
5) Open the Triangle Gate Titles: Takuya Sugawara, Kzy, & Yasushi Kanda (c) vs. CIMA, Gamma, & Genki Horiguchi
6) Open the Twin Gate Titles: Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong (c) vs. K-Ness & Susumu Yokosuka
7) Open the Dream Gate Title: YAMATO (c) vs. Masaaki Mochizuki


Lucha Star from 70’s & 80’s Passes Away

This week (05/04/10) former Lucha Libre star, El Supremo, passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 59. Supremo was trained by the legendary Diablo Velasco and originally was the tag partner of Espectro Jr. where he gained his first big success. Supremo wrestled throughout the 1970’s, 80’s, and even into the 90’s. Supremo was at his peak in the 1980’s as a part of the CMLL promotion. Throughout his career Supremo won the Distrito Federal Welterweight Title, NWA World Welterweight Title, & National Welterweight Title as well as taking the masks of 3 luchadores (Robot R-2 in 1979, Lawrence de Arabia in 1980, and Guerrero Azteca in 1987). He dropped his own mask in 1992 in CMLL to Pierroth Jr.
R.I.P. EL SUPREMO (JULY 8, 1950-MAY 4, 2010)

Dos Caras Jr. Dons The Mask Again
This week Dos Caras Jr. handled his interviews for WWE on their current tour of Mexico while wearing his old Dos Caras Jr. mask (the old design) despite the fact that he has been wrestling without the mask in WWE under the Dos Caras name as of late. Dos told reporters he didn’t want to talk about taking the mask off so there was no clarification on whether he will go back to wearing the mask when WWE returns to the states or if he will take the mask back off. Dos still hasn’t debuted on TV yet.

Dos Caras masked again:

MTV2 Lucha Libre Show Update
PWInsider revealed some new details on the upcoming Lucha Libre TV show coming ot MTV2. First off, it won’t be starting this month like was previously stated. Second, AAA won’t be apart of the show anymore. Marco Corleone will be a major factor in the show/promotion which will begin taping shows in Las Vegas at the end of this month (05/29 and 05/30). Marco Corleone himself on the Luchablog stated that the official start date for the show would be June 19th.

CHIKARA Tag Team Travels to Japan
This week former CHIKARA Tag Team Champs, Osirian Portal (Ophidian & Amasis), traveled to Japan to compete for the Zero-1 promotion. On 05/05 Amasis & Ophidian made their debuts when they defeated Munenori Sawa & Shota Takanishi in a tag team bout. A few nights later on 05/08 the team will get a shot at the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles when the tandem faces the champions: Ikuto Hidaka & Munenori Sawa (which should be an excellent match). Interestingly enough recently released from WWE, Sho Funaki, also made his return to Japan on the night that Amasis & Ophidian debuted in Japan when Funaki teamed with Ikuto Hidada and defeated Sandy Beach & Chad Aloha.

IWRG 04/29 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Keshin Black def. Dinamic Black
2) Alan Extreme & Eterno def. Guizmo & Miss Gaviota
3) Black Terry & Cerebro Negro def. Trauma I & Trauma II
4) Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, & Oficial 911 def. Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., & Samot
5) Distrito Federal Trios Title Tournament Finals: Avisman, Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco def. Mascara Ano 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 to win the titles!
– Before the Main Event AAA star, Silver King, walked out and shook hands with the fans and then sat down in the front row to watch the match. When it came down to the 3rd fall where Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. and El Hijo del Diablo were going at it. Mascara Ano 2000 then snuck back into the ring and fouled Gringo allowing Jr. to get the pin. Silver King then jumped hte guardrail and told the referee what happened. So obviously using wrestling logic the referee believed him and reverses the decision giving Los Gringos the win. Los Oficials then ran out and had words with Silver King. King low blowed Oficial 911 and then claimed he would bring in his buddies (Electroshock & Ultimo Gladiador) next week to face Los Mascaras. The Oficials demanded to face the Black Family (boy that’s random). AAA has even recognized that this went down on their official Facebook page. So we have an ex-AAA stars invasion in CMLL and now a AAA invasion of IWRG (and possibly IWRG invasion of AAA next) going on right now.
– Gringos being presented their titles with Silver King in the background (courtesy SuperLuchas):

INDY 05/01 “El Signo Retirement Show” Arena Neza Results
1) Mixteco Jr. def. Challenger
2) Alan Extreme, Hermano Muerte, & Keshin Black def. Angel de la Noche, Dinamic Black, & Vuelo Espacial
3) Cocolores, Cosmico, Diamante Azul, & Super Electra def. Comando Negro, Crazy Boricua, Dark Zombie, & Redentor
4) Solar I & Ultraman def. Black Terry & Negro Navarro
5) El Canek, Mascara Ano 2000, & Universo 2000 def. Ultimo Guerrero, Villano III, & El Fantasma
6) Hair vs. Hair Cage Match: Halcon Dorado Jr. lost to Hijo del Signo, Ultraman Jr., Rambo, Tauro de Creta, Fishman Jr., Hijo del Solar, Hijo de Canek, El Signo, & Villano IV

PdM 05/01 Tijauna Results
1) Silver Star def. Zaeta
2) Extasis def. Felino Salvaje
3) Mr. Maldito, Tony Casanova, & Zaico def. Xtorm, Angel Metalico, & Horus
4) Hair vs. Hair: Charly Manson def. X-Fly
5) Blue Demon Jr. & Perro Aguayo Jr. def. El Hijo del Santo & L.A. Park
6) Mask vs. Hair Cage Match: Halloween lost to Super Nova, Damian666, Lizmark Jr., Hijo de L.A. Park, Groon XXX, & El Oriental
– Charly Manson is still undefeated in Luchas de Apuestas matches making him 7-0. X-Fly, on the other hand, has not been so lucky. He’s actually NEVER won one making him 0-14.
– Rudo miscommunication resulted in X-Fly & Halloween losing their hair. Halloween attempted to help out X-Fly in the first Hair vs. Hair match but accidentally hit X-Fly allowing Halloween to get the pin. The same happened when X-Fly attempted to help Halloween out in the Main Event.

PdM/Masked Republic 05/02 “!Viva! La Lucha !Revolucion!” PPV Results
1) NWA Mexican Lightweight Title: Turbo (c) def. Black Thunder to retain the title!
2) Diva Salvaje, El Angel, & Leo def. Medussa, Pesadilla, & Ragde
3) Mr. Aguila def. TJP
4) El Hijo de Rey Misterio & Groon XXX def. Nova & El Oriental
5) Hardcore 5-Way Elimination Match: Damian666 def. X-Fly, Supreme, Charly Manson, & Halloween
6) El Hijo del Santo, Latin Lover, & Marco Corleone def. Blue Demon Jr., Perro Aguayo Jr., & Lizmark Jr.
– This PPV is still scheduled for June 11th. I still haven’t gotten another e-mail about the PPV since Valiente Lucha Libre pulled out, but their website has all these matches confirmed for the PPV except the Main Event. Surprisingly the biggest match (star wise) isn’t listed so I don’t know if that means it won’t be on the PPV or they’re waiting for some reason. Also, Sabu has been billed as appearing on the card but he was nowhere to be found.
– After the Misterio/Groon vs. Nova/Oriental tag match Perro Aguayo Jr. came out and challenged Misterio to a fight. Los Perros del Mal eventually all ran out and helped Pero beat up Misterio and leave him laying.
– In the Hardcore 5-Way the mystery wrestler was former XPW Champion and hardcore wrestler, Supreme. Talk about a HORRIBLY disappointing mystery wrestler.
– TJP vs. Aguila was said to be the best match of the night which isn’t that surprising though I would imagine Turbo & Thunder were right there as well.
– Black Terry Jr. posted a great set of photos from the event (which shows the attendance to be pretty good) here:

PWR 05/01 “Cinco de Mayo Celebration” San Francisco, CA Results
1)Mascot Battle Royal: Lou Seal wins
2) Pierrothito def. Mascarita Dorada
3) Mr. Wrestling IV, El Amante, & El Chupacabra def. Derek Sanders, Vaquero Fantasma, & KAFU

PWR 05/02 Los Banos, CA Results
1) Galactico def. El Cazador
2) Rik Luxury def. El Dragon del Infierno III
3) Mr. Wrestling IV def. Vaquero Fantasma
4) PWR Tag Titles: Derek Sanders & Bryan Cage def. El Amante & El Chupacabras (c) to win the titles!
5) KAFU def. Oliver John
6) Mascarita Dorada def. Pierrothito

INDY 05/02 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Lady Maravilla & Lady Puma def. Rebelde & Rey Jaguar
2) Chipendale & Spider def. Rosa Salvaje & Sexy Maciel
3) Aero Boy, Tigre Universitario, & Violento Jack def. Principe Guerrero, Rey Demonio Jr., & Sangre Chicana Jr. via DQ
4) FILL World Title: Red Flamer (c) def. Pancho Tequila to retain the title!
5) Hair vs. Hair Cage Match: Lover Boy lost to Simbolo, Golden Boy, Monje Negro Jr., Hator, & Estrella Dorada Jr.

IWRG 05/02 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco def. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
2) Black Terry, Chico Che, & Jack def. Cerebro Negro, Maldito Jr., & Samot
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Universo 2000 def. El Pantera, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Scorpio Jr.

WWE 05/05 Monterrey, Mexico Results
1) Evan Bourne def. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
2) Kofi Kingston def. Zack Ryder
3) Mark Henry def. Carlito
4) Eve Torres def. Maryse w/Special Ref: Santino
5) Christian def. Ted DiBiase Jr.
6) Dos Caras Jr. def. William Regal
7) John Cena & Randy Orton def. Batista & Shaemus
– So Dos Caras Jr. (masked) gets on the Semi-Main of his first show back in Mexico since coming to the WWE. The show was said to have drew almost 14,000 people.

IWRG 05/06 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dark Devil vs. Alan Extreme
2) Daga & Dinamic Black vs. Comando Negro & Eterno
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro vs. Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco
4) Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
5) Electroshock, Silver King, & Ultimo Gladiador vs. Mascara Ano 2000, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., & Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000
– This is the official start of AAA vs. IWRG.

IWRG 05/09 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dinamic Black vs. Comando Negro
2) Daga & Tonatiuh vs. Alan Extreme & Eterno
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Jack vs. Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., & Samot
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro vs. Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & Gringo Loco
5) Dr. Cerebro, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Scorpio Jr. vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, & Hijo de Pirata Morgan

CHIKARA 05/22 “Aniversario Zehn” Tyngsboro, MA Lineup
1) Green Ant vs. Amasis
2) UltraMantis Black vs. Ares
3) Fire Ant vs. Pink Ant
4) Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Hallowicked, & Frightmare vs. Gran Akuma, Chuck Taylor, Vin Gerard, & Colin Delaney

CHIKARA 05/23 “Aniversario Elf” Union City, NJ Lineup
1) Amasis vs. Vin Gerard
2) 4-Corner Tag Team Elimination Match: Equinox & Helios vs. Jagged & Shawn Mathews vs. Gran Akuma & Chuck Taylor vs. TBA
3) Fire Ant vs. Lince Dorado
4) CHIKARA Young Lions Cup: Soldier Ant vs. Tim Donst (c)
5) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles: Hallowicked & Frightmare vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Ares (c)
6) Eddie Kingston vs. Tommy Dreamer

This month we’re going to go back to 1998 in the WWF (at the time) when WWF attempted to showcase the Light Heavyweights (which was very short lived) using such Japanese and Mexican talent as Taka Michinoku, El Pantera, the then masked Aguila (later known in WWF as Essa Rios and then later on as Mr. Aguila in AAA & CMLL), Super Loco (aka Super Crazy), and many more including at one time even bringing in big lucha stars like Blue Panther and Perro Aguayo. This is a battle between El Pantera (who still wrestles on the Mexican INDY scene primarily for IWRG) and the then WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku. This time around I’m going ot include links to watch the match for you guys as well:

Part 1:

Part 2:

WWF Light Heavyweight Championship
Taka Michinoku (c) vs. El Pantera
WWF No Way Out 1998 (February 15, 1998)

Sunny (Tammy Lynn Sytch) is the special guest Ring Announcer while Brian Christopher (Brian Lawler) is on commentary with Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. The storyline leading into this match was that the Raw before this PPV Aguila and Taka faced Christopher & Pantera in a tag match. In the match Christopher had pulled out some brass knuckles but Taka knocked them out of his hand. Pantera then grabbed them and stuck them in his mask. Pantera then dive off the top rope with a Flying Headbutt on Taka that got him the pin setting this match up for the belt. Pantera kicks the match off with some chops to Taka and then he whips him into the ropes. Taka slides underneath Pantera and then hits him with a nice spinning heel kick. Taka nails Pantera with chops and then whips him into the ropes and goes for a clothesline, but Pantera ducks it and then hit’s a gorgeous Spinning Armdrag that sends Taka through the ropes to the floor. Pantera fakes out a dive onto Taka but then when Taka turns around Pantera follows it up with a Somersault Plancha over the top onto Taka on the floor! Back in the ring Pantera hit’s a Single-leg Takedown on Taka and then runs the ropes and then counters a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker by Taka into another arm drag. Pantera follows up with a gorgeous spinning head scissors takeover. Pantera charges at Taka but Taka ducks out of the way sending Pantera crashing through the ropes to the floor. Taka hits his No-hands Springboard Plancha onto Pantera on the floor! On the floor Taka nails Pantera with a Running Forearm and then slides back into the ring. Pantera rolls back in and Taka puts the boots to him. Taka whips Pantera into the corner and hits him with a Running Forearm. Taka hit’s a Snapmare Takeover on Pantera and then dropkicks Pantera to the back of the head. Taka then follows up with a Sliding Dropkick to the face of Taka. Taka throws Pantera into the corner and then attempts to whip him into the opposite corner but Pantera reverses it. Pantera charges at Taka in the corner and Taka backdrops Pantera over the top rope. Pantera lands on the apron and starts to climb to the top but Taka turns around and nails him with a right hand. Taka hits Pantera with an Axe Handle Drop and then attempts another one but Pantera was able to avoid it causing Taka to hit his head on the top turnbuckle. While Taka is still standing on the apron (with his back to Pantera) Pantera climbs to the top rope and hits an incredible Reverse Hurricanrana off the top down to the floor! Pantera follows it up with an insane Running Tope through the top and middle ropes (while on the apron) onto Taka on the floor sending Taka into the guardrail (the move is called the Corner Tope Suicida in Mexico)! Pantera lays Taka out on the floor and then hit’s a Double Foot Stomp on him. Pantera rolls Taka back into the ring and hit’s a Double Underhook Backbreaker on him and then locks Taka in a Camel Clutch. Taka fights the hold and is able to get to the ropes and break the hold. Pantera hit’s a Hiplock Takeover on Taka and then kicks Taka in the back hard. Pantera follows up with the Mexican Surfboard! Pantera is able to transition into a Crossface while he still holds Taka in the Mexican Surfboard, but Pantera’s shoulders were on the mat so he faced a near fall. Pantera then transitions back into a Seated Mexican Surfboard and then he transitions by putting his feet into the back of Taka which would be referred to as La Cruceta Tapatia (The Crosspiece of Guadalajara). Taka refuses to give up so Pantera releases the hold. Pantera hit’s a Knee Strike on Taka and then follows up with a dropkick. Taka is able to come back with a firearm and a series of rights. Taka charges at Pantera but he backdrops Taka over the top rope all the way to the floor! Pantera then hit’s a Slingshot Dropkick through the ropes to the back of Taka. With Taka laid out on the floor Pantera hit’s a Somersault Senton Backsplash over the top onto Taka on the floor and then he hits an elbow drop and rolls Taka back into the ring. Back in the ring Pantera decides to stretch Taka out with an insane submission hold where he has the legs locked in a modified Deathlock with one foot and then stands on the back of Taka with the other while pulling back on one of Taka’s arm. Pantera releases that hold only to put Taka in another wicked submission hold. He puts Taka in a modified Sharpshooter but then reaches back and pulls back on both of Taka’s arm in kind of a Reverse Rocking Horse type of hold! Pantera then rolls Taka over with all of Taka’s limbs still trapped into a pin! 1…2…NO Taka kicks out! Pantera hit’s a Backbreaker on Taka and then climbs to the top and hit’s a Flying Elbow Drop. Pantera whips Taka into the ropes and hit’s a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker! Taka rolls out to the apron and then Pantera starts to drag Taka back in but Taka slaps the taste out of Pantera’s mouth and climbs to the top! Pantera climbs up with Taka and hit’s a Superrana! Pantera follows up with a Fireman’s Carry Slam and then he hit’s a Diving Moonsault off the top! 1…2…NO Taka kicks out! Pantera goes for another Moonsault but Taka moves and then climbs to the top and hit’s a Flying Knee Strike off the top! Taka goes for the Michinoku Driver but Pantera rolls him up! 1…2…NO Taka kicks out! Pantera then hit’s the La Magistral Cradle! 1…2…NO Taka kicks out again! Pantera goes for a Hurricanrana but Taka counters into a Powerbomb! 1…2…NO Pantera kicks out! Taka climbs to the top and hit’s a Missile Dropkick to the back of Pantera and follows it up with the Michinoku Driver! 1…2…3 and Taka retains his belt! Brian Christopher threatens to attack Taka but when Lawler goes over to stop his son Taka hit’s a Plancha off the top onto both of them.

Winner & STILL Light Heavyweight Champ: Taka via pinfall (Michinoku Driver)

(This was an excellent match and one of my favorite Light Heavyweight Matches from the WWE ever. Pantera really pounded on Taka the whole match while Taka played the baby face great making his comeback and never giving up. Great high spots throughout the match along with Pantera’s insane submissions. Brian Lawler’s commentary was pretty entertaining with him and his dad acting up and J.R. egging them on. Lawler was great minus the very racist comment he made about Taka (referring to him as a ‘slant eye’). ****)