Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
February 25, 2012
By: Josh Boutwell of


CMLL 02/17 Arena Mexico Results
1) Sensei & Tigre Blanco def. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, & Skandalo def. Angel Azteca Jr., Dragon Lee, & Rey Cometa
3) Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura, & Vangelis def. Fuego, Sagrado, & Sangre Azteca
4) National Parejas Increibles Block A Quarterfinals: Mascara Dorada & Volador Jr. def. Euforia & Guerrero Maya Jr.
5) National Parejas Increibles Block A Quarterfinals: La Sombra & Mr. Aguila def. Mephisto & Maximo
6) National Parejas Increibles Block A Quarterfinals: Atlantis & Mr. Niebla def. Kraneo & Brazo de Plata
7) National Parejas Increibles Block A Quarterfinals: Averno & La Mascara def. Olimpico & Valiente
8) National Parejas Increibles Block A Semifinals: La Sombra & Mr. Aguila def. Volador Jr. & Mascara Dorada
9) National Parejas Increibles Block A Semifinals: Atlantis & Mr. Niebla def. Averno & La Mascara
10) National Parejas Increibles Block A Finals: Atlantis & Mr. Niebla def. La Sombra & Mr. Aguila
– In Dragon Lee’s return from injury he was said to have been very impressive.
– In the 5th match Maximo kissed Mephisto by mistake so Mephisto went nuts and hit him with the Devils Wings to allow the other team to win. Mephisto was so enraged that he took out the referee as well.
– The Sombra/Aguila vs. Dorado/Volador match was said to have been excellent but Volador seemed to injure his leg (maybe hamstring?) late in the match.
– They teased dissension between Mascara & Averno all night (obviously) and it came to a head in the Semifinals with them actually fighting to set up the Atlantis/Niebla win.

CMLL 02/19 Arena Mexico Results
1) Pequeno Nitro & Pequeno Violencia def. Aereo & Pequeno Halcon
2) Bobby Zavala, Hooligan, & Inquisidor def. Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., & Super Halcon Jr.
3) Hijo del Signo, Loco Max, & Namajague def. Diamante, Titan, & Triton
4) Blue Panther, Delta, & Hijo del Fantasma def. Negro Casas, Felino, & Rey Escorpion via DQ
5) CMLL Trios Titles: Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush def. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto (c) to win the titles!

CMLL 02/20 Arena Puebla Results
1) Akron & Siki Ozama Jr. def. Black Tiger & Silver
2) Dalis la Caribena, Goya Kong, & Lady Apache def. Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei, & Zeuxis
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, & Centella de Oro def. Euforia, Loco Max, & Virus
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, & Polvora def. Angel de Oro, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr.
5) Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid def. Mascara Dorada, La Mascara, & Rush

CMLL 02/21 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bobby Zavala & Cholo def. Camaleon & Freesbe
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pierrothito def. Ultimo Dragoncito, Aereo, & Pequeno Halcon
3) Cancerbero, Puma King, & Raziel def. Pegasso, Rey Cometa, & Starman
4) Mascara Dorada, Hijo del Fantasma, & Brazo de Plata def. Morphosis, Olimpico, & Shigeo Okumura
5) Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid def. Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr.

CMLL 02/24 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Astral & Electrico vs. Pequeno Nitro & Pequeno Warrior
2) Dalis la Caribena, Estrellita, & Marcela vs. La Amapola, La Seductora, & Zeuxis
3) Diamante, Dragon Lee, & Triton vs. Hijo del Signo, Shigeo Okumura, & Namajague
4) National Parejas Increibles Tournament Block B: Ultimo Guerrero & Marco Corleone vs. Rey Bucanero & Felino vs. Delta & Ephesto vs. Black Warrior & Rey Escorpion vs. Rush & El Terrible vs. Polvora & Stuka Jr. vs. Psicosis II & Angel de Oro vs. Hijo del Fantasma & Misterioso II

CMLL 02/26 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Bengala & Horuz vs. Apocalipsis & Super Comando
2) Metalico, Molotov, & Sensei vs. Bronco, Disturbio, & Inquisidor
3) Fuego, Mr. Cacao, & Titan vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Skandalo
4) Angel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Sangre Azteca vs. Mr. Aguila, Olimpico, & Vangelis
5) Volador Jr., Averno, & Polvora vs. La Mascara, Maximo, & Valiente

CMLL 02/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Eros vs. In Memoriam
2) Javier Cruz Jr. vs. Infierno
3) Esfinge, Gallo, & Leon Blanco vs. Demonio Maya, El Barbaro, & Espectrum
4) Stuka Jr. vs. Rafaga
5) La Sombra, Rush, & Hijo del Fantasma vs. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid

CMLL 02/27 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Asturiano, Lestat, & Stigma vs. Espiritu Maligno, King Jaguar, & Sauron
2) Centella de Oro, Loco Max, & Pegasso vs. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus
3) Mexican National Womens Title: Princesa Blanca (c) vs. Dalis la Caribena
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., & Valiente vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Escorpion, & Polvora
5) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush vs. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid

CMLL 02/28 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Black Metal & El Divino vs. Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Leo, & Rey Cometa vs. Exterminador, Malefico, & Raziel
3) Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei, & Tiffany vs. Dark Angel, Lady Apache, & Marcela
4) Negro Casas, Mr. Aguila, & Mr. Niebla vs. Mascara Dorada, Hijo del Fantasma, & Diamante Azul
5) Marco Corleone vs. Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL 02/28 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Bengala & Robin vs. Cholo & Ramstein
2) Astral, Mini Fantasy, & Pequeno Halcon vs. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Nitro, & Pierrothito
3) Fuego, Mr. Cacao, & Pegasso vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, & Skandalo
4) Black Warrior, Sagrado, & Sangre Azteca vs. Morphosis, Shigeo Okumura, & Vangelis
5) Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid


Charly Manson Sentenced?

The Wrestling Observer confirmed this week that Charly Manson has been sentenced to 15 years in jail regarding his assault on two police officers last year. There has been NO confirmation about this from AAA (and may not ever be) but regardless it seems like we have seen the last of Charly Manson for a very long time (maybe forever, at least in a wrestling ring). If you don’t remember what went down in the arrest last April (click here) Manson and a friend were out one night and could not find Manson’s car. They thought it was stolen so they approached 2 nearby cops. The cops felt that they were both HEAVILY drunk (or intoxicated in some way) and decided to arrest them instead of look for the car. This resulted in an argument between the cops and Manson and Manson ended up picking up a rock and slamming it into both officers’ heads repeatedly. This left one of the cops with a fractured skull and brain trauma and the other with a broken jaw (which required surgery to repair), broken nose, and broken orbital bone (eye). It ended up that Manson’s car was nearby where the incident took place and he had just simply forgotten where he parked it.

El Consejo “hacks” AAA’s Website
Today rudo group El Consejo has “hacked” AAA’s official website and has posted several articles and such promoting themselves. When you go to the site you’re greeted with a message from El Consejo that says, “Surprise, AAA people! El Consejo has arrived! Ha-Ha-Ha!” This is being done to continue the invader storyline. El Consejo’s logo is the background on the site:

AAA 02/23 TV Taping Results
1) Pimpinela Escarlata & La Braza def. Pasion Kristal & Yuriko
2) Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, & Oficial 911 def. Gran Apache, Fenix, & Daga
3) AJPW Tag Team Titles: Ozz & Cuervo (c) def. Ultimo Gladiador & Chessman to retain the titles!
4) Rey de Reyes Semifinals Fatal 4-Way Elimination: Hector Garza def. Heavy Metal, Joe Lider, & Toscano
5) Rey de Reyes Semifinals Fatal 4-Way Elimination: Perro Aguayo Jr. def. Cibernetico, Juventud Guerrera, & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
– The segunda (2nd match) was said to have been excellent and Los Oficiales get their first win in a AAA ring.
– Juventud Guerrera was the mystery wrestler in the Main Event and he makes a surprising return to AAA once again (pic courtesy of AAA’s Facebook):

– Juventud had been rumored to be returning for awhile now (and supposedly he had been telling people at INDY shows that he was coming back) and it will be interesting to see if this is a long term thing or not, and how Juvi can get along with people in AAA considered what went down last time. They are going with the story that AAA brought Juvi back to help fight against La Sociedad & El Consejo.


Veneno in Japan

Lucha INDY star Veneno took part in Japanese promotion SMASH’s 2nd to last event on 02/19 in Tokyo, Japan (he’s been wrestling regularly there for awhile). SMASH is run by former WWE and ECW star Yoshihiro Tajiri and is officially closing its doors with big supercard on 02/19 and “SMASH Final” on 03/14. Veneno will also take part in the final show as well. Also, Ultimo Dragon, Ricky Fuji, Shinjiro Otani, Masato Tanaka, Ikuto Hidaka, Sabu, Kenso Suzuki, El Samurai, Dave “Fit” Finlay, & Tajiri competed on the card. Veneno and his partner Kenso Suzuki (former WWE and AAA star) faced off against ECW legend Sabu & Jun Kasai in a Hardcore Tag Match where Sabu pinned Kenso. Full results from the 02/19 card is below:
1) Ultimo Dragon, Yusuke Kodama, Takashi Doi def. Hisamaru Tajima, YO-HEY, & Jiro Kuroshio
2) Nanae Takahashi, Tomoka Nakagawa, & Kagetsu def. Makoto, Lin Bairon, & Aki Shizuku
3) Takuya Kito, Pehlwan, Ruu Rururu, & Ricky Fuji def. Keizo Matsuda, Katsumi HIrano, Takashi Okano, & Keisuke Yamada
4) Shinjiro Otani, Masato Tanaka, & Ikuto Hidaka def. Starbuck, Hajime Ohara, & Jessica Love
5) Hardcore Tag Team Match: Sabu & Jun Kasai def. Veneno & Kenso Suzuki
6) AKIRA & Hisakatsu Oya def. Tatsumi Fujinami & El Samurai
7) SMASH Divas Title: Shuri def. Kana (c) to win the title!
8) SMASH World Title: Dave Finlay (c) def. Yoshihiro Tajiri to retain the title!

Lots of DG-USA News
This past week Dragon Gate USA has announced several news items related to their WrestleMania weekend shows at the end of March. First, they have announced a THIRD show to their WrestleMania weekend lineups. The 03/29 event added to the lineup will be a joint show with Philadelphia based hardcore promotion Combat Zone Wrestling in Hollywood, FL. CZW will be providing 2 Death Matches for the show while DG-USA talent will round out the rest of the show. That event will be headlined by a big Trios 3-Way Dance (elimination style) as Ronin (Johnny Gargano, Chuck Taylor, & Rich Swann) faces D.U.F. (Sami Callihan, Arik Cannon, & Pinkie Sancehz), and Blood Warriors (Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, & Uhaa Nation)! That show will also feature PAC vs. AR Fox in one-on-one action for the very first time! CIMA, Ricochet, & Low-Ki will all be in action that night as well. Also, 3 big matches in the 2012 Stable Shootout for 03/30 in Miami have been signed! This years Stable Shootout will be between D.U.F. (Sami Callihan, Arik Cannon, & Pinkie Sanchez) and Team Fox (AR Fox, Sabu, & Jon Davis). In a Street Fight Sabu & Jon Davis will team up to face Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sancehz. Then, in the 2nd match AR Fox will be picking an opponent for Sami Callihan, which will be BxB Hulk! Finally, Callihan has picked Uhaa Nation for AR Fox to face! Then on 03/31 Sabu will face off against Sami Callihan in a No Rules Fight which is playing off the angle that was set up last month at the final ECW Arena show when Callihan bloodied Sabu after Sabu took part in the FINAL match in the Arena’s history. Japanese wrestling veteran Bobby Fish has been signed to compete on all 3 cards for DG-USA.

Davey Richards Coming to GALLI
This week Chicago, IL lucha promotion GALLI confirmed to me that ROH World Heavyweight Champion Davey Richards would be coming into the promotion on April 21st and April 22nd for two events. So far his match for 04/21 has been confirmed as he will face former WWC & IWA Puerto Rico star Noriega in one-on-one action!

INDY 02/18 Arena Neza Results
1) Comando Negro, Dr. Cerebro, & Suicida def. Guerrero Mixteco, Neza Kid, & Turbo
2) Pinocho 3000, Super Muneco, & Super Raton def. Coco Blanco, Coco Verde, & Cocolores
3) Skayde Sr., Solar I, & Hijo del Solar def. Black Terry, Negro Navarro, & Scorpio Jr.
4) Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000, & Universo 2000 def. Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Blue Panther
5) Villano III, Villano IV, & Villano V def. Brazo de Plata, Brazo de Oro, & Brazo de Platino

PWR 02/18 San Francisco, CA Results
1) El Mariachi def. Cazador del Alma
2) El Pistolero def. Persian Prince
3) Triple Threat: Famous B def. Kung Fu Panda & Willie Mack
4) Bryan Cage, Derek Sanders, & Oliver John def. El Galan, Dinamita, & KAFU
5) Hijo de L.A. Park & Dr. Wagner III def. Vaquero Fantasma & Bala de Plata Jr.

DDD 02/19 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Terremoto Negro, Tornado, & Triton def. Belial, Black Mamba, & Hades
2) Angelico def. Zumbi
3) Lucha POP Womens Title: Lufisto def. La Vaquerita (c) to win the titles!
4) Juventud Guerrera def. Zema Ion via DQ
5) X-LAW Jr. Heavyweight Title 3-Way Dance: Daga def. Super Crazy (c) & Joe Lider to retain the title!
6) AULL Tag Team Titles: Sami Callihan & Samurai del Sol def. Trauma I & Trauma II (c) to win the titles!
– Lufisto is an American women’s wrestler who is known for Hardcore matches and she actually wrestled in several Luchadora Death Matches in Mexico with other women like Princesa Sujei years ago.
– Juventud looked to have Zema beat when Sami Callihan & Samurai del Sol ran out to cause the DQ. Juvi challenged Zema to a Hair vs. Hair Match in the future which I’m sure TNA will just be thrilled about. That is not happening.
– ROH World Champion Davey Richards was scheduled for this show and the other X-Project but he suffered a concussion working for ROH last week causing him to miss this show. They replaced it with Crazy defending his X-LAW Jr. Heavyweight Title in a 3-Way Dance which Daga won.
– The Americans take Los Traumas belts in what was said to have been a great show.

X-Project 02/19 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Dark Side, Epidemia, & Heavy Boy def. Angelical, Crossfire, & Stukita
2) Mohicano III & Ray Richard def. Danny Boy & Gran Apache II
3) X-Project Title: Drako def. Tony Rodriguez, Sadico, Kaientai, & Icaro to win the title!
4) Copa Cesar: Cerebro Maligno, Crazy Star, Dr. Cerebro, Epitafia, Herejia, Kansuke, & Rey del Krimen def. Destello Negro, El Abuelito, Halcon 2000, Hijo de Climax, Latin Star, Maravilla Negra, & Maverick
5) Vanely & Yuki Star def. Big Mama & La Felina
6) Fenix, Freelance, & Sugi San def. Dark Dragon, Samurai del Sol, & Zema Ion
7) Triple Threat: El Mesias def. Blue Demon Jr. & Sami Callihan
8) L.A. Park, Super Parka, & Super Parka def. Raven, Tommy Dreamer, & Super Crazy
– In the 6th match it was said to have been so good that fans threw pesos in the ring and was easily the best match on either card.
– Los Traumas walked out in the Semi-Main and distracted Sami allowing Mesias to Spear him through a table to get the win.
– Los Parkas beat the former ECW stars when Park pinned Raven. There was lots of violence and bleeding in this one. Super Parka wore a combination mask with half of it being his son Volador Jr.’s mask.
– Cameras were on hand and X-Project said they were recording these two shows for a DVD release.

IWRG 02/19 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Astro de Plata & Astro Rey Jr. def. Pacto Negro & The Mummy
2) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, & Violento Jack def. Charly Madrid, Dinamic Black, & Golden Magic
3) IWRG IC Lightweight Title: Carta Brava Jr. (c) def. Alan Extreme to retain the title!
4) IWRG IC Lightweight Title: Eterno (c) def. Centrvion to retain the title!
5) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000, & Cien Caras Jr. def. Angelico, Texano Jr. & Toscano via DQ

INDY 02/19 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Principe Leon def. Xtreme Boy
2) Black Poison & Rudy Butire def. Angel Solitario & Danger Boy
3) Gardeina Azteca, Rosa Salvaje, & Sexy Maciel def. Androide, Hijo del Mongol Chino, & Maravilloso Jr.
4) Angel Dorado Jr., Dralion, & Turbina fought Gemelo Muerte I, Gemelo Muerte II, & Genocida via DQ
5) Hijo del Ninja & Rey Apostol def. Genocida & Hijo del Mongol Chino
6) Big Neurosis, Golden Boy, & Tun-Tun def. Mago Miadow, Rico Ridriguez, & Simbolo

IWRG /FILL 02/21 “XXI Torneo FILL” Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dragon Celestial & Kaving def. Blue Metal & Serpiente de Oro
2) Guerrero 2000 & Pacto Negro def. Empreador Azteca & Galaxi
3) Blue Monsther, Galactico Infernal, & Halcon 2000 def. Pikachu, Serpiente Dorada, & Volaris
4) Guerrero Mixteco, Imposible, & Super Black def. Matrix Jr., Sky Angel, & Triton
5) Copa FILL Recargada: Angelico, Apolo Estrada Jr., Black Terry, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Tony Rivera, Trauma I, Veneno, & X-Fly def. Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Centvrion, Dinamic Black, Eterno, Freyser, Golden Magic, & Saruman

CHIKARA 02/25 “A Death Worse Than Fate” Reading, PA Lineup
1) Green Ant vs. Ophidian
2) Fire Ant & Soldier Ant vs. Dasher Hatfield & Mr. Touchdown
3) Jigsaw vs. Brodie Lee
4) Colt Cabana vs. Kobald
5) Eddie Kingston, Gregory Iron, Scott Park, & Shane Mathews vs. Tim Donst, Jakob Hammermeier, Obariyon, & Kodama
6) Sara del Rey vs. Archibald Peck
7) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles 2/3 Falls Match: UltraMantis Black & Hallowicked vs. Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor (c)

CHIKARA 02/26 “Caught In The Spider’s Den” Deer Park, NY Lineup
1) Archibald Peck vs. Ophidian
2) Francis K. Stevens vs. Kobald
3) Colt Cabana vs. UltraMantis Black
4) Dasher Hatfield & Mr. Touchdown vs. Shane Mathews & Scott Parker
5) Gran Akuma vs. Chuck Taylor
6) Sara del Rey vs. Saturyne
7) Tim Donst, Jakob Hammermeier, Obariyon, & Kodama vs. Soldier Ant, Fire Ant, Mike Quackenbush, & Jigsaw
8) CHIKARA Gran Champion vs. Career Match: Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Vin Gerard

LyC 02/26 Arena Colise Monterrey Lineup
1) Torneo de Dinastias: El Ninja & Ninja Jr.v s. Dranser & Scravos
2) Torneo de Dinastias: Hijo del Mongo Chino & Mongol Chino vs. Chamaco Maravilla & Genocida
3) Gemelo Muerte I, Gemelo Muerte II, & Misionero vs. Black Star, Core, & Rey Scorpion

DTU 02/26 Tulancingo Lineup
1) Electro Boy & Keira vs. Alison Evans & ATM
2) Dinastia, Flamita, & Hacker vs. Aero Boy, Ciclope, & Drastik Boy
3) Triple Threat: Cerebro Negro & Fantasma de la Opera vs. Hormiga & XL vs. Pesadilla & Violento Jack
4) Paranoiko vs. Onita Santana

IWRG 02/26 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Astro de Plata & Kiwoc vs. Acero & Mr. Temples
2) Chicano & Triton vs. Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
3) Centvrion, Dinamic Black, & Golden Magic vs. Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, & Eterno
4) Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs. Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000
5) Texano Jr. & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs. Angelico & Negro Navarro

LEGENDS 03/03 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Malloneta & Piel Roja vs. Black Hunter I & Black Hunter II
2) Dragon Chino II & Toro Negro vs. Mohicano I & Tauro de Creta
3) Cuchillo, Kahoz, & Rambo vs. Gallego, Rocky Santana, & Romano Garcia
4) Relevos Suicidas: Danny Boy & Ray Richard vs. Gran Apache II & Mohicano III
5) Hair vs. Hair Match: TBA vs. TBA
6) Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000, & Universo 2000 vs. Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown

IWRG 03/04 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Cibernetico: Astro de Plata, Astro Rey Jr., Charly Madrid, Imposible, Matrix Jr., Pacto Negro, Saruman, & Triton vs. Aldi Boy, Arcano, Black Center, Chakalo, Guerrero Mixteco, Huitro, Lucian, & Munra
2) Angelico, Dinamic Black, & Tony Rivera vs. Alan Extreme, Black Terry, & Bombero Infernal
3) Aeroboy, Violento Jack, & Hormiga vs. Dr. Cerebro, Suicida, & Freyser
4) IWRG IC Tag Team Titles: Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan (c) vs. Trauma I & Trauma II
5) El Mesias & Drago vs. Cien Caras Jr. & Eterno

GALLI 03/10 “Culminacion Final” iPPV Elgin, IL Lineup
1) Furia Roja, Atomico, & Pentagon vs. Emperador, Funebre, & Destructor Alfa
2) Lince Dorado & El Rebelde Noriega vs. GPA & Rob Michaels
3) GALLI Tag Team Titles: Ovirload & Joshua Cristian (c) vs. Acid Jazz & Jake Shining
4) Lucha Chicago Title: Ripper (c) vs. Bandolero
5) NWA Mexico Welterweight Title: Skayde Sr. (c) vs. Discovery
6) Jorge Paez & Rey Fuego vs. Chavo Guerrero Sr. & Gigolo Americano

IWL vs. DTU 03/10 Tlalnepantla Lineup
1) Kaleth, Nino Hamburguesa, & TBA vs. Cintinela, Jaguar, & Quimico Jr.
2) Chica Ye-Ye & Lolita vs. Keira & Mari Apache
3) ATM, Cerebro Negro, & TBA vs. Demente Extreme, Demoledor, & Pesadilla
4) Triple Threat: Hijo de Carta Brava, Emo Extreme, Sepulturero I vs. Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., & Saruman vs. Arana de Plata, Ciclope, & TBA
5) Scramble Match: Fantasma de la Opera vs. Kemp Dragon vs. Drastik Boy vs. Furor vs. Saturno vs. Reptilius
6) Triple Threat: Tony Rivera vs. Jack Evans vs. Flamita
7) TLC Match: Super Mega vs. Suicida vs. Joe Lider
8) Triple Threat: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown vs. Angel o Demonio, Leon Rojo, & Ovett vs. Eterno, Hormiga, & Paranoiko

Where Are They Now?! WCW’s Lucahdors

A couple of years ago on the Wrestleview forums someone asked me where all of the Lucahdors from WCW are now and I did a short little list of guys and where they were. Now I’m going to start doing these “Where Are They Now” with luchadors that American wrestling fans will be familiar with and I’m going to start with the group of wrestlers that truly made WCW’s Nitro different than what the WWF was putting out (other than the nWo) at the time, the cruiserweights and most notably the luchadors. These guys helped bring the lucha libre style of wrestling which helped mold what we see in TNA’s X-Division (and much of Light Heavyweight wrestling in the INDY’s) today.

– Chavo Guerrero Jr. – One of the more succesful (in terms of American success at least) of the WCW luchadors. He was EXTREMELY young when Chavo was first brought but after some pretty ridiculous angles he was able to be one of the final Cruiserweight Champions for the company. Following that he had alot of success with the WWE first as the Cruiserweight Champion and then as a tag team with his cousin, Eddie, as Los Guerreros. Following Eddie’s death Chavo really never got a substantial run in WWE other than a brief ECW Title run before being humiliated at WrestleMania in 30 seconds by Kane. Chavo was released from the WWE last year and currently wrestles independently in both America and Mexico as well as for TNA’s promotion in India, Ring ka King. He is 1/2 of the RKK Tag Team Champions with Bulldog Hart (Harry Smith/DH Smith).

– Damian 666 – One of the MANY underutilized luchadors in WCW. He was able, however, to show in WCW a more hardcore style of Lucha Libre which would become his staple years later in Mexico. Damian has bounced between CMLL and AAA ever since leaving WCW and has won countless championships. He is currently a member of Perros del Mal and wrestles for AAA as a member of that group, as well as many independent shows in Mexico. His son is a young up and coming luchador, Bestia666, who regularly teams with Damian and his longtime partner Halloween. Damian has said many times recently that he is in the final years of his career and retirement will come sooner rather than later. He, Halloween, & X-Fly were crowned the very first AAA World Trios Champions last year and still hold those belts.

– El Dandy – Another not often used luchador in WCW, after leaving WCW El Dandy returned to AAA but left less than a year later. He and L.A. Park actually had the 2004 Box y Lucha (Mexican Website/Magazine) Match of the Year. He had a brief stint with CMLL before returning to the Independent’s and in 2010 he was named the President of NWA Mexico, but that didn’t last very long. Dandy makes fewer and fewer wrestling appearances these days and will likely call it a career soon as well.

– Eddie Guerrero – Eddie doesn’t need any introduction, everyone knows how great he was, and after leaving WCW he became a HUGE star and World Champion in WWE before sadly dying due to heart disease in 2005. R.I.P. Eddie.

– Ciclope/Halloween – Halloween wrestled the majority of his WCW career under the Ciclope mask. Interestingly enough the biggest moment for the “Ciclope” name was with someone else under the mask entirely. At WCW Slamboree 1998 “Ciclope” won a Cruiserweight #1 Contenders Battle Royal to face Chris Jericho for the belt. He then took off the mask revealing it to actually be Dean Malenko, who then went on to win the belt. Halloween did work that Battle Royal though as the masked El Grio (The Cricket). Following his WCW career he set out to reinvent himself, changing his name to Halloween and eventually dropping his mask (though he started to wear facepaint after that) and moving to more of a brawler style. He formed a tag team with Damian666 known as Mexico’s Most Wanted and the two have continued to work together to this day. Halloween is a member of Perros del Mal and AAA today and continues wrestling independently across Mexico (though not as much as his partner).

– Hector Garza – Garza was one of the younger stars to be brought into WCW back in those days and was most well known for his Corkscrew Moonsault and a shocking win over Scott Hall in a match on Nitro (that never led to anything and no push). Following his departure from WCW Garza returned to AAA where he remained until 2004 when he returned to the United States joining TNA. Garza was well thought of by TNA and was seen as a potential main event player because of his combination of athleticism and look. Garza even gained a clean pin over AJ Styles on Impact and was scheduled to face Scott Hall on PPV before being arrested crossing the border (for possession of steroids which were legal in Mexico, but not America). Garza was banned from entering the U.S. for 5 years thus ending his TNA career and he returned to Mexico, but this time joined CMLL. Garza enjoyed a ton of success in CMLL with feuds with stars like Perro Aguayo Jr., Mistico (WWE’s Sin Cara), La Sombra, and many others, but in late 2011 Garza decided to jump ship from CMLL to AAA/Perros del Mal where he currently wrestles. Garza is the Mexican National Heavyweight Champion, winning it this month at a Perros del Mal event.

– Juventud Guerrera – Juvi was one of the more successful luchadors in WCW and extremely popular. Following his depature from WCW he had brief stints in both WWE and TNA before settling back down in Mexico. His time in WWE was very up and down with him being the most successful member of the terrible Mexicools group, winning the Cruiserweight Championship and having several stellar matches. Juvi returned to AAA in 2006 and remained there for several years staring up his own group called the Mexican Powers (which included Psicosis II, Joe Lider, Extreme Tiger, & Crazy Boy) and had a much talked about feud with his father Fuerza Guerrera. Juvi left AAA once again in 2008 and started touring all over Mexico and the UK before making a VERY brief return to AAA in 2009 which was filled with controversy. Juventud returned at the 2009 Rey de Reyes event and joined the group D-Generation MEX (led by X-Pac) but immediately left the company only days later after an incident backstage where he got into a fight with Jack Evans after Juventud accused Evans of “defecating” in his bag (which X-Pac later admitted to doing). Juventud returned to the Independent scene and then starting his own promotion called Super-X which hasn’t made many waves and hasn’t had an event in quite some time. Juventud also released a Rap Album in 2010 and he continued to wrestle in the independents until this week when he made another shocking return to AAA on the 02/23 TV Taping where he was a surprise entrant in a 4-Way Rey de Reyes Semifinal Match. It will be interesting to see what Juventud and AAA’s relationship will result in.

– Konnan – Konnan is the man that fans can thank for seeing Lucha Libre on American TV because he was behind stars Rey Misterio Jr., Psicosis, La Parka, and himself being brought into ECW and then later helped broker the deal to bring in the AAA stars into WCW. Following his up and down WCW career Konnan he joined TNA and remained there through 2007 where he started a tag team with BG James & Ron Killings called 3-Live Kru as well as managing Latin American Xchange. During this time he also returned to AAA, primarily as a booker. After leaving TNA Konnan continued his career with AAA and his influence in AAA only strengthened. He remains a big part of the behind the scenes part of AAA as well as one of the top heels (though primarily in a non-wrestling fashion due to his many injuries) in the company.

– La Parka – Following his departure from WCW the extremely popular La Parka returned to Mexico but decided to wrestle for the independents there as well as in the states (like MLW). AAA founder Antonio Pena had no problem with Parka using the “La Parka” name (which Pena owned) at that point, but when Parka signed a contract with AAA’s biggest rival CMLL he had a problem. Parka was forced to change his name to L.A. Park which he currently now works under. Park spent the rest of his time primarily working for CMLL and the Independents but shocked many people in 2010 when he returned to AAA (who Park had alot of heat with at the time) and had a wild and violent feud with La Parka Jr. (the man who replaced Park in the La Parka gimmick in AAA). Now Park is actually tagging with Parka Jr. as the two are currently rudos and members of Konnan’s La Sociedad though Park has shown signs of a possible turn soon.

– Lizmark Jr. – Lizmark was another very young star that WCW brought in and was never given much of an opportunity in WCW. After leaving WCW Lizmark returned to Mexico but went to CMLL instead and became a big star and consistent Main Eventer for the company. Lizmark lost his mask to Blue Panther in a multi-man Steel Cage Match at the 74th CMLL Anniversary in 2007. In 2010 Lizmark joined the upstart American Lucha promotion Lucha Libre USA on MTV2 and eventually became the first LL-USA Heavyweight Champion before MTV canceled the show. Lizmark has since returned to AAA (along with Perros del Mal) for the first time in almost 20 years and he also continues to wrestle on the independent scene.

– Psicosis – Along with Rey Misterio, Konnan, and Juventud he was one of the more well known luchadors and successful ones in WCW. Following his departure from WCW Psicosis briefly returned to the company that he saw his first American action in, ECW. After a brief run in ECW which included stellar matches with Tajiri and Little Guido he began wrestling for various promotions around the world including the short lived PPV company World Wrestling All-Stars, XPW, and All Japan Pro Wrestling. Psicosis also took part in TNA’s two first PPV’s in 2002 and was actually involved in the very first X-Division Championship Match along with Jerry Lynn, AJ Styles, & Low-Ki in the Round Robin Challenge. Upon returning to Mexico Psicosis had a dispute with AAA because they owned the Psicosis name and had put another wrestler under the mask and gimmick. Psicosis decided to take up the name Nicho el Millionario and began wrestling primarily in his hometown of Tijuana as well as dates for CMLL. He continued to wrestle for CMLL and occasionally for TNA before finally returning to AAA in 2005. His return was to face off against Psicosis II in a Name vs. Name battle which was supposed to culminate in a Ladder Match where the winner would own the name. Instead both men’s former partner Histeria II ran out and snatched the contract down from the ladder to take the name for himself. This turned int o a 3-way feud which eventually lead to Psicosis II winning it. Psicosis appeared at WWE’s ECW One Night Stand event against his longtime rival and best friend, Rey Mysterio Jr., impressing WWE officials. WWE signed Psicosis (under the Psicosis name) along with fellow luchadors Super Crazy and Juventud Guerrera and the trio was put together as the Mexicools group. The Mexicools was an unbelievably stereotypical (and some argue racist) gimmick where the trio came down to the ring in jump suits driving lawn mowers (which they called Juan Deer’s). After Juventud Guerrera was fired from WWE Psicosis and Super Crazy’s team didn’t last very long and then Psicosis was also released after an incident in November of 2006 resulted in him stealing his girlfriend’s car and being arrested. Psicosis returned to CMLL and the Nicho el Millionario name but after less than 2 years he once again returned to AAA. Nicho has spent the majority of his time in AAA as a rudo and formed a very successful team with Joe Lider as La Hermandad 187. They held the AAA World Tag Team Championships for well over 500 days (the longest reign in AAA history) before eventually splitting up. Nicho joined Perros del Mal saying that AAA has mistreated him for years. For the majority of his current run with AAA (mostly since forming the team with Lider) Psicosis has switched to a more hardcore style rather than the technical and high flying traditional lucha style he wrestled for his entire career. Psicosis is still one of the best wrestlers in the country when he chooses to revert back to that but seems content (unfortunately) to remain with the Hardcore style for now.

– Rey Misterio Jr. – Unquestionably the most successful luchador of the WCW group and probably the most successful (worldwide) luchador ever. After the closing of WCW he breifly returned to Mexico and wrestled for CMLL now unmasked (it was Rey’s dream growing up to compete for CMLL). He was able to wrestle some of his many past rivals like Juventud & Fuerza Guerrera, Psicosis (now wrestling as Nicho), El Hijo del Santo, and others. In June of 2002 Rey Misterio Jr. made his debut as Rey Mysterio in the WWE now back to wearing his mask. Rey was able to quickly become a fan favorite yet again in America with his dazzling moves and quickly won the Cruiserweight Championship. Rey continued to have countless amazing matches over the first few years in WWE winning several titles (Tag Team Titles, Cruiserweight, Intercontinental, etc.), but it wasn’t until the 2006 Royal Rumble when Rey Mysterio got his biggest push. Rey Mysterio entered the Royal Rumble Match as the 2nd entrant and lasted over 62 minutes (a Royal Rumble record) before eliminating Randy Orton to win the match becoming not only the first masked wrestler to win it, but also the first Mexican wrestler and the smallest wrestler to ever win it. This was an extremely emotional time for Rey as his good friend Eddie Guerrero had passed away only 2 months earlier in November of 2005. Rey went on to WrestleMania 22 and defeated Randy Orton & Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Mysterio went on to win that belt one more time as well as a run with the WWE Championship. He remains one of the most popular wrestlers in the world and (in my opinion) pound for pound the greatest wrestler in the world. He currently is out with another knee injury, but he should be ready to return to the ring in the next few months where a feud with (also injured) Sin Cara has been rumored which would mean two of the biggest luchadors of the last 25 years would face off, not in Mexico but in America for the WWE.

– Silver King – The son of legendary Dr. Wagner Sr. and the brother of Dr. Wagner Jr. Silver King was one of the more veteran luchaodrs that WCW brought in but was still never given much of an opportunity. After a very unforgettable run in WCW Silver King was released in 2000 and returned to CMLL in Mexico. Silver King also went to Japan and took up the Black Tiger mask which Eddie Guerrero also once wore. He continued to work under that gimmick for several years off and on before dropping the mask to L.A. Park in 2005. In 2007 Silver King had a run in All Japan before debuting for AAA in 2008 where he still wrestles. Silver King was forced to change his name in 2008 to Silver Kain after a dispute with the Lucha Commission so he could continue to wear his mask (that he had lost back in the 80’s to El Hijo del Santo). The rule in Lucha Libre is that when a wrestler loses a mask he must wrestled unmasked for 5 years before he can once again don a mask, but the catch is it CANNOT be under the same name he had before. Silver Kain remains one of the top rudos in AAA.

– Super Calo – Arguably the luchador with the coolest look, his mask that had sunglasses and a hat on it made him stand out more so than any other luchador. Despite being a very exciting wrestler in WCW and putting on countless exciting efforts he was never given much of an opportunity to showcase what he could do. He returned to Mexico after leaving WCW and bounced between AAA, CMLL, and the independents until 2007 when he returned to AAA full time. In 2007 Super Calo dropped his mask to youngster Super Fly at TripleMania unmasking himself from the mask he wore for over 15 years. Super Calo changed his name to Jordy Stone and revealed that he was the real life brother of the younger Alan & Chris Stone. They all 3 joined the Guapos VIP group briefly but then turned on them and started their own Los Bello Stones group. He then went back to using the Super Calo name and the feud between Guapos VIP and Los Bello Stones came to a head at the 2007 Guerra de Titanes in a Hair vs. Hair Steel Cage Match which saw the leader of Guapos VIP Scorpio Jr. forced to shave his head. Shortly after that match both Chris Stone & Super Calo left AAA while Alan Stone remained. Since then Chris has returned to AAA while Super Calo wrestled sporadically on the independent scene but focused much of his attention on his newly founded Wrestling School, Free Style Wrestling.

– Los Villanos (Villano IV & V) – The most seasoned luchadors that WCW brought in were in WCW for 4 years but save for a few PPV tag team matches where never showcased much. Villano IV is most well known for suffering a near career ending neck injury in a Tag Team match (with his brother) against Raven & Kanyon, but he was able to return to WCW in 2000 before the brothers were released. After the release the brothers returned to Mexico and began teaming their older brother Villano III. They spent the majority of their time since then in CMLL. Villano had a series of big matches in 2008 and 2009 when he had an unbelievable Mask vs. Mask Match with fellow legend Blue Panther which saw Villano unmask Panther causing him to unmask the mask he wore for over 30 years. The match was so well received pesos were thrown into the ring afterward. Then in 2009 Villano once more put his mask on the line, this time against the much younger Ultimo Guerrero. Guerrero took Villano’s mask in what was a kind of passing of the torch and afterward Villano V actually surprisingly dropped the Villano name and began wrestling under his given Ray Mendoza Jr. name in tribute to his father. All 3 brothers currently wrestle on the independents and occasionally for CMLL but have slowed down considerably due to their age.