Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
January 21, 2012
By: Josh Boutwell of


Drama Over Volador Jr.’s Masks

In a ridiculous turn this week drama in CMLL over Volador Jr.’s different variations of masks and gear was discussed in various Volador (and others) interviews. Volador says that he is a huge fan of Comic Books and Spider Man and he started using the different variations to gain attention because you have to do new things to get noticed or become stale. The problem is some inside CMLL’s programming department don’t like it and thinks that it “confuses” the fans (this just blows my mind). In a ridiculous quote Blue Panther claimed that the best wrestlers never change their mask and actually used Mil Mascaras as a damn example (you know… the guy known as the “Man of 1,000 masks!”). Volador says that he has even been punished (suspended?) by CMLL over wearing new/different gear. This is just beyond ridiculous and it was one of the more fun out of the ring things in Lucha last year to see all of the different looks Volador would come up with. Just one of the many ways you can see how far behind in the times CMLL really is.

Dragon Lee Injured
CMLL star Dragon Lee injured his knee last week in a match in Arena Mexico and had to undergo surgery on the knee (no specifics on the injury). He will be out for some time.

CMLL 01/13 Arena Mexico Results
1) Aereo & Pequeno Halcon def. Mercurio & Pequeno Universo 2000
2) Lightning Match: Hombre Bala Jr. def. Disturbio
3) Dark Angel, Dalis la Caribena, & Marcela def. La Amapola, Princesa Blanca, &Zeuxis
4) Stuka Jr., Titan, & Triton def. Euforia, Misterioso II, & Shigeo Okumura
5) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. def. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
6) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & La Mascara def. Volador Jr., Psicosis II, & Mr. Aguila
– Final two matches were said to be excellent. Fans even threw pesos in the ring in the Main Event, which is the first time that’s happened in CMLL this year so far.
– Things got wild in the Semi-Main:

– It came down to the vets and Atlantis submitted Averno with the La Atlantida:

– Dorada wore his half-Liger mask from the Tokyo Dome Show:

– And Aguila painted half of his face like Venom from Spider Man:

– Things got wild in this one too:

– In the end Mascara submitted Volador with La Campana:

CMLL 01/15 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bobby Zavala & Bronco def. Horuz & Leono
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeno Nitro, & Pierrothito def. Bam Bam, Electrico, & Ultimo Dragoncito
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, & Diamante def. Skandalo, Vangelis, & Virus
4) Rey Bucanero, Negro Casas, & Rey Escorpion def. Blue Panther, Fuego, & Valiente via DQ
5) La Sombra def. Mephisto via DQ
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, & Rush def. Ultimo Guerrero, Volador Jr., & Mr. Niebla

CMLL 01/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Acertijo & Demonio Maya def. El Divino & Indigo
2) Esfinge def. Evola
3) Espectrum, Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno def. Black Metal, Leon Blanco, & Metatron
4) Lightning Match: Titan def. Tiger Kid via DQ
5) Mascara Dorada & La Mascara def. Averno & Ephesto

CMLL 01/16 Arena Puebla Results
1) Asturiano & Tigre Rojo def. Akron & King Jaguar
2) Apocalipsis, Hooligan, & Nitro def. Metalico, Molotov, & Starman
3) Diamante, Pegasso, & Stuka Jr. def. Hijo del Signo, Puma King, & Raziel
4) Mascara Dorada, Brazo de Plata, & Valiente def. Ultimo Guerrero, Averno, & Rey Bucanero
5) Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla def. La Sombra, Atlantis, & Blue Panther

CMLL 01/17 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bengala & Robin def. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Mercurio, Pequeno Nitro, & Pequeno Warrior def. Pequeno Halcon, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Skandalo def. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus
4) Angel de Oro, Brazo de Plata, & Valiente def. Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura, & Vangelis
5) Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto def. La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Rush

CMLL 01/17 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Angel del Mal def. Javier Cruz Jr.
2) Magnum & Rafaga def. Hierro & Leo
3) Demus 3:16, Pequeno Violencia, & Pierrothito def. Astral, Bam Bam, & Electrico
4) Polvora & Rafaga def. Titan & Triton
5) Mexican National Trios Titles: Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. (c) def. Volador Jr., Psicosis II, & Morphosis to retain the titles!

CMLL 01/20 Aren Mexico Lineup
1) Camaleon & Horuz vs. Bronco & Inquisidor
2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, & Sensei vs. Hooligan, Nitro, & Skandalo
3) Lightning Match: Estrellita vs. La Amapola
4) Fuego, Sagrado, & Sangre Azteca vs. Cancerbero, Euforia, & Virus
5) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Rey Escorpion
6) Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, & La Mascara vs. Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla

NJPW vs. CMLL 01/21 “Fantasticmania 2012” Tokyo, Japan Results
1) Danshoku Dino & Maximo vs. Taka Michinoku & Taichi
2) Tama Tonga & King Fale vs. Yoshi-Hashi & Shigeo Okumura
3) Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Tiger Mask IV vs. Jado, Gedo, & Misterioso II
4) Hirooki Goto & KUSHIDA vs. Rush & Mascara Dorada
5) Tetsuya Naito, Jushin Thunder Liger, & Diamante vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro, & Mephisto
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi & La Sombra vs. Volador Jr. & Kazuchika Okada

NJPW vs. CMLL 01/22 “Fantasticmania 2012” Tokyo, Japan Results
1) Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask IV, & Tama Tonga vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Jado, Gedo, & Shigeo Okumura
2) Jushin Thunder Liger & Maximo vs. Misterioso II & Taichi
3) CMLL Welterweight Title: Mascara Dorada (c) vs. KUSHIDA
4) Hirooki Goto vs. Rush
5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito, & Diamante vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, & Mephisto
6) NWA Welterweight Title: La Sombra (c) vs. Volador Jr.

CMLL 01/22 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Enrique Vera Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs. Bobby Bonales & Disturbio
2) Dalis la Caribena, Goya Kong, & Marcela vs. La Amapola, Princesa Sujei, & Princesa Blanca
3) Sangre Azteca, Super Halcon Jr., & Hombre Bala Jr. vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Puma King
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Metro, & Stuka Jr. vs. Euforia, Polvora, & Vangelis
5) Blue Panther, Marco Corleone, La Mascara, & Brazo de Plata vs. Rey Bucanero, Kraneo, Morphosis, & Olimpico

CMLL 01/23 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Lestat & Milenium vs. Fuerza Chicana & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Loco Max, Puma King, & Skandalo
3) Angel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, & Titan vs. Cancerbero, Euforia, & Raziel
4) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Kraneo, Morphosis, & Olimpico
5) Ultimo Guerrero, Mr. Niebla, & Dragon Rojo Jr. vs. Averno, Psicosis II, & Mr. Aguila

CMLL 01/24 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Metalico & Sensei vs. Bobby Zavala & Zayco
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Rey Cometa, & Sangre Azteca vs. Hijo del Signo, Puma King, & Skandalo
3) Euforia, Raziel, & Virus vs. Hooligan, Loco Max, & Nitro
4) Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma, & Stuka Jr. vs. Mr. Aguila, Kraneo, & Morphosis
5) Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla vs. La Mascara, Angel de Oro, & Brazo de Plata

CMLL 01/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Javier Cruz Jr. & Thunder Boy vs. Acertijo & In Memoriam
2) Black Metal & Starman vs. Arkangel de la Muerte & Evola
3) Titan vs. Polvora
4) Triton vs. Rafaga
5) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Marco Corleone vs. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid


El Hijo del Santo Drama

Recently drama over former AAA star Intocable and his girlfriend Niurka (mostly from legend Hijo del Santo, yeah I know it’s REALLY shocking Santo is once again getting in some drama in public) over Intocable getting her into Lucha Libre. Niurka is a Mexican singer and is considered the Paris Hilton/Kim Kardashian of Mexico (being famous with really not much talent at all if any). She and Intocable have run shows together and she has wrestled on them and because of her popularity those shows have drawn very well. El Hijo del Santo has come out publicly and said that this the very reason that Lucha is “going downhill.” He says that promoters are ruining their reputation and the legacies of great arenas like Arena Coliseo Monterrey are being ruined by promoters using her and others. Is some of what he saying true? Yeah I guess, I know I wouldn’t want to see her in the ring (nor Intocable for that matter), but why he is he saying? Because his shows don’t try half of what they used to anymore and it frustrates him that an untalented person like that can draw more fans to the shows than he can now.

New MEXPW Info
This week the new cross-promotional venture, MEXPW, between Mexican Hardcore Lucha Libre promotion Perros del Mal and American Hardcore company XPW announced the first match set for the MEXPW debut show as well as several names scheduled to appear at “Los Angeles Occupied” on 02/25 in L.A., California. In a match that MEXPW is hyping up as “10 years in the making” Supreme will face off against Messiah in a Death Match where Barbwire, Thumbtacks, Lightbulbs, & rat traps are being advertised as being involved. Other stars confirmed for the debut event are Joey Kaos, Damian 666, former NWA World Championship The Almighty Sheik, Bestia 666, “White Trash” Johnny Webb, Carnage, Vinnie Massaro, CJ Kurz, Famous B, Vertigo, Vintage Dragon, and Evan Stone plus more to be announced.

AULL 01/14 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Karma & Spider Boy def. Lince X & Sol de Oriente
2) Epitafio, Leviathan, & Samael def. Rey Kristal, Super Panda, & Tortuguillo Ninja
3) Chika Tormenta, Keira, & Vanely def. Felina Metalica, La Vaquerita, & Yuki Star
4) Sadico, Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Daga, Eterno, & Flamita
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, & Solar I fought Ultimo Guerrero, Felino, & Negro Navarro to a DRAW
– Semi-Main was said to be excellent.
– Main Event was made a One-Fall Match for some reason and the fans were not happy, they were even less happy about the draw.

LyC 01/15 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Chamaco Gurrola & Rey Gladiador def. Ciclon & Rey Orion
2) Drago & Misionero def. Demonio del Caribe & Shakira
3) Genocida, Lady Maravilla, Mini Big Neurosis, & Rosa Salvaje def. Gardenia Azteca, Hijo del Mongol Chino, Lady Puma, & Mini Hator
4) Dralion, Gato Fantasma, & Silencio def. Antonio Cortez, Golden Boy, & Rey Demonio Jr.
5) Big Neurosis, Ernesto Chavana, & Tun Tun def. Rico Rodriguez, Simbolo, & The Beast

IWRG 01/19 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Astro de Plata & Astro Rey Jr. def. Pacto Negro & Super Black
2) Golden Magic, Oficial Rayan, & Oficial Spartan def. Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, & Kortiz
3) Alan Extreme, Black Terry, & Bombero Infernal def. Saruman, Tony Rivera, & Veneno via DQ
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Carta Brava Jr., & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. def. Angelico, Dinamic Black, & Triton
5) Centvrion, Negro Navarro, & Ultraman Jr. def. Eterno, Impossible, & X-Fly

IWRG 01/22 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) TBA vs. TBA
2) TBA vs. TBA
3) Charly Madrid, Dinamic Black, & Eragon vs. Alan Extreme, Gemelo Fantastico I, & Gemelo Fantastico II
4) Golden Magic, Tony Rivera, & Saruman vs. Apolo Estrada Jr., Black Terry, & Eterno
5) Negro Navarro, Veneno, & Angelico vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & X-Fly

AULL 01/22 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Rayito Mendoza & Shark Boy vs. Buitre & Maligno Negro
2) Love Angel, Rey Kristal, & TBA vs. Chico del Barrio, Sol de Oriente, & Super Colt
3) AULL Lightweight Title: Sadico (c) vs. Flamita
4) AULL Tag Team Titles Fatal 4-Way: Trauma I & Trauma II (c) vs. Angel o Demonio & Super Crazy vs. Daga & Judas el Traidor vs. Chucho el Roto & Iron Love
5) AULL Trios Titles: Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana, & Yakuza (c) vs. Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul, & Coco Rojo

DG-USA 01/27 Los Angeles, CA Lineup
1) BxB Hulk vs. Sami Callihan
2) Johnny Gargano, Chuck Taylor, & Rich Swann vs. AR Fox, Nick Jackson, & Matt Jackson
3) Masato Yoshino vs. Naruki Doi
4) PAC vs. Akira Tozawa
5) Open The United Gate Titles: CIMA & Ricochet (c) vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Jimmy Susumu

CHIKARA 01/28 “The Thirteenth Hat” Easton, PA Lineup
1) Mr. Touchdown vs. TBA
2) Jigsaw vs. Kobald
3) Hallowicked vs. Archibald Peck
4) Fire Ant & Soldier Ant vs. Obariyon & Kodama
5) Icarus vs. Gran Akuma
6) Hieracon vs. Ophidian
7) Scott Parker & Shane Mathews vs. Tim Donst & Jakob Hammermeier
8) Green Ant vs. Mike Quackenbush
– Mr. Touchdown is a new CHIKARA star making his debut.