This week CMLL released a Press Release from Averno where he once again reaffirms that he is not going to the WWE and this time even claims he’s never had any discussions with them (which we know is completely untrue). At the moment it looks like Averno’s deal with the WWE is definitely not going to go through.
CMLL 05/11 Arena Mexico Results
1) Bobby Zavala & Disturbio def. Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr.
2) Astral, Mini Fantasy, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Black Warrior, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. def. Misterioso II, Rey Escorpion, & Shigeo Okumura via DQ
4) En Busca de un Idolo: Niebla Roja def. Triton
5) En Busca de un Idolo: Dragon Lee def. Euforia via DQ
6) Blue Panther, La Mascara, & Atlantis def. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Ultimo Guerrero
7) Volador Jr., Psicosis II, & Yujiro def. Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush
CMLL 05/13 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Aereo & Pequeno Halcon def. Mercurio & Pequeno Universo 2000
2) Metalico, Molotov, & Starman def. Artillero, Inquisidor, & Super Comando
3) Fuego, Pegasso, & Titan def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Skandalo
4) Namajague, Polvora, & Shigeo Okumura def. Diamante, Sangre Azteca, & Stuka Jr.
5) La Sombra, Shocker, & Diamante Azul def. Negro Casas, Mr. Niebla, & Dragon Rojo Jr.
CMLL 05/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Virgo def. Relampago Azul
2) El Caudillo & Halcon de Plata def. Exterminador & Infierno
3) Black Metal, Javier Cruz Jr., & Leo def. Barbaro Cavernario, Espectrum, & Sadico
4) La Amapola & Tiffany def. Marcela & Silueta
5) CMLL Welterweight Title: Mascara Dorada (c) def. Mephisto to retain the title!
CMLL 05/14 Arena Puebla Results
1) Akron & Siki Osama def. Black Tiger & Dinamiko
2) Artillero, Disturbio, & Super Comando def. Molotov, Robin, & Super Halcon Jr.
3) Espiritu Maligno, Karisma, & Lestat def. Dragon lee, Hombre Bala Jr., & Pegasso via DQ
4) Mephisto, Ephesto, & Euforia def. Delta, Angel de Oro, & Guerrero Maya Jr.
5) Atlantis, Shocker, & Diamante Azul def. Volador Jr., Psicosis II, & Kraneo via DQ
CMLL 05/15 Arena Mexico Results
1) Camaleon & Horuz def. Camorra & Ramstein
2) Aereo, Pequeno Halcon, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Universo 2000 via DQ
3) Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, & Sagrado def. Shigeo Okumura, Virus, & Namajague
4) En Busca de un Idolo: Titan def. Polvora
5) En Busca de un Idolo: Diamante def. Puma King
6) Blue Panther, Valiente, & Maximo def. Averno, Felino, & Niebla Roja
7) Psicosis II, Rey Bucanero, & El Terrible def. Marco Corleone, Mascara Dorada, & Rush
CMLL 05/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) El Divino & Sky Kid def. Demonio Maya & Thunder Boy
2) Sensei & Soberano Jr. def. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Smaker, Stuka Jr., & Triton def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Malefico
4) Estrellita def. La Amapola
5) Volador Jr. & Mr. Niebla def. Atlantis & La Mascara
CMLL 05/18 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Bengala & Starman vs. Apocalipsis & Bobby Zavala
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Fuego, & Pegasso vs. Hooligan, Nitro, & Skandalo
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, & Goya Kong vs. La Seductora, Princesa Sujei, & Tiffany
4) En Busca de un Idolo: Titan vs. Puma King
5) En Busca de un Idolo: Diamante vs. Polvora
6) Black Warrior, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Psicosis II, Olimpico, & Rey Escorpion
7) Atlantis, La Mascara, & Diamante Azul vs. Volador Jr., Negro Casas, & Yujiro
CMLL 05/20 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Leono & Tigre Blanco vs. Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Mini Fantasy vs. Mercurio, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior
3) Fuego, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. vs. Misterioso II, Polvora, & Sangre Azteca
4) Marco Corleone, Rush, & Maximo vs. Ultimo Guerrero, El Terrible, & Yujiro
5) CMLL Middleweight Title: Dragon Rojo Jr. (c) vs. La Sombra
CMLL 05/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Caudillo & Esfinge vs. Acertijo & Metalik
2) Smaker vs. Malefico
3) Javier Cruz Sr., Javier Cruz Jr., & Leo vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Evola, & Sadico
4) Silueta vs. Tiffany
5) Leon Blanco, Rush, & Valiente vs. Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Exterminador
CMLL 05/21 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Tigre Rojo & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs. King Jaguar & Sauron
2) Estrellita, Luna Magica, & Marcela vs. La Amapola, Princesa Sujei, & Tiffany
3) Cibernetico: Arissma, Asturiano, Espiritu Maligno, Lestat, Milenium, & Stigma vs. Dragon Lee, Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Puma King, Skandalo, & Super Comando
4) La Sombra, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Psicosis II, Mr. Aguila, & Olimpico
5) Atlantis vs. Volador Jr.
CMLL 05/22 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Bengala & Freesbe vs. Apocalipsis & Zayco
2) Metalico, Sensei, & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Artillero, Disturbio, & Super Comando
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, & Titan vs. Hooligan, Loco Max, & Skandalo
4) En Busca de un Idolo: Triton vs. Euforia
5) En Busca de un Idolo: Dragon Lee vs. Niebla Roja
6) Diamante Azul, Maximo, & Rush vs. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Yujiro
7) CMLL Welterweight Title: Mascara Dorada (c) vs. Psicosis II
CMLL 05/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Virgo vs. Thunder Boy
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Metatron, & Starman vs. Demonio Maya, Magnum, & Rey Trueno
3) Gallo, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. vs. Espectrum, Misterioso II, & Rey Escorpion
4) La Sombra & La Mascara vs. Volador Jr. & Dragon Rojo Jr.
5) Atlantis vs. Mr. Niebla
AAA Celebrates 20 Year Annivesary
20 years ago (May 15, 1992) CMLL booker Antonio Pena broke away from his long time employer and formed his own company: Asistencia Asesoria y Adminstracion (AAA) along with one of the biggest luchadors in the country: Konnan. Pena also brought a group of extremely talented young stars over from CMLL like El Hijo del Santo, Blue Panther, Octagon, Negro Casas, and Eddie Guerrero along with young upstarts Rey Misterio Jr. and Psicosis. Pena pushed forward new and exciting stars featuring amazing high flying as well as the crazy gimmicks and characters he came up with (characters like Psicosis, La Parka, Abismo Negro, Histeria, etc. came from Pena’s mind). For the first time in a long time the oldest wrestling promotion on the Earth (CMLL) finally had a legit contender facing it, and for some time AAA truly was taking it to CMLL with huge crowds and amazing events. Some of the most exciting events and matches in Lucha Libre took place in AAA and it was the stars of AAA that popularized the cruiserweight/high flying style in America in WCW. On October 06, 2006 AAA’s head and it’s mind, Antonio Pena, passed away due to a heart attack. Since that time Pena’s family members Marisela Pena (sister), Joaquin Roldan (brother-in-law), and Dorian Roldan (nephew) have run AAA alongside Pena’s closest confidant over the years and his first star, Konnan. For all of the frustrations that AAA causes me (and many other fans) there is no way to discredit the impact the company has had on Lucha Libre and the amazing talent it has produced, and for a company that many said wouldn’t last months, a 20 year anniversary is an amazing milestone. Congratulations to the Pena family and AAA.
AAA 05/19 “Night of Champions” TV Taping Lineup
1) AAA Minis Title: Mascarita Dorada vs. Mini Psicosis (c)
2) AAA Reina de Reinas Title Fatal 4-Way Bull Terrier Match: Sexy Star (c) vs. Mari Apache vs. Fabi Apache vs. Lolita
3) AAA Cruiserweight Title Extreme Match: Jack Evans (c) vs. Teddy Hart vs. Psicosis vs. Juventud Guerrera
4) AAA Trios Titles: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown (c) vs. Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., & Toscano
5) AAA Latin America Title 5-Way Dance: L.A. Park (c) vs. Perro Aguayo Jr. vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Cibernetico vs. Chessman
* NOTES *
– “Night of Champions” comes a month early but no sign of the World Title (Mesias is injured) or either Tag Titles (World Tag Titles or Mixed Tag Titles).
– The Women’s Title and Cruiserweight Title Matches are perfect examples of one of AAA’s biggest problems. They have two matches there, both 4-Ways that could be absolutely excellent matches (especially the Cruiserweight match) yet instead of just letting the talent go out there and put a great match on they add stupid, unneeded stipulations to them. What possible reason could you have for putting 4 women in a Dog Collar Match? That makes NO sense. Why is it not enough that 4 of the best high flyers in the world (two of them legends: Juvi & Psicosis) are all in the ring together and could have an awesome match that you have to add stupid garbage wrestling to it? It’s so frustrating.
Rey Misterio Sr.’s Sons Arrested
This week Rey Misterio Sr.’s sons Hijo de Rey Misterio I and another younger son (not believed to be Hijo de Rey Misterio II) were arrested on drug possession in Mexico. Police claim the two were fighting outside their fathers house in front of their vehicle. After breaking up the fight the police searched the vehicle and found what the cops described as a “kilo of ice” (methamphetamines). A kilo (about 2 pounds) of ice would be worth around $50,000 on the street, not what you would consider something for personal use I wouldn’t think.
Gargano Defends DG-USA Belt
At this past weekend’s EVOLVE 13 event in Concord, NC Open the Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano successfully defended the belt against fellow DG-USA star, the high flying AR Fox. Fox had to defeat DG-USA’s Ricochet and Samurai del Sol and CHIKARA’s Jigsaw in a wild Fatal 4-Way earlier in the match to get the shot at the belt.
Lucha Stars in Mel Gibson Movie
A few weeks ago I reported about Lucha legend Blue Demon Jr. starring in a new Mel Gibson film called “Get The Gringo” (https://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1335036316). That movie was released this month on DirectTV’s InDemand PPV services and not only was Blue Demon Jr. in the film, but Luchador Magno (who you may remember from his stints in ROH and Lucha Libre USA) was also featured. The two were shown facing each other at a Lucha Libre event held inside of the Mexican prison (yes you read that right) Mel Gibson’s character was held in. You can check “Get The Gringo” out on DirecTV all month long on InDemand and next month on every other PPV provider before it hits stores in DVD and Blu-Ray later this Summer.
PWR 05/12 Turlock, CA Results
1) El Mariachi def. The Grappler III
2) Mondo Matt & Panda Warrior def. Persian Dragon & Sheik Khan Abadi
3) PWR Jr. Heavyweight Title: Bryan Cage (c) def. El Galan, Galactico, & Famous B to retain the title!
4) Dr. Wagner III def. Cazador del Alma
5) KAFU, Dinamita, & Blue Demon Jr. def. Oliver john, Derek Sanders, & Vaquero Fantasma
Toryumon Mexico 05/12 “DragonMania VII” Arena Mexico Results
1) Kato Kung Lee, Rock Star, Rolling Boy, & Tetsuki def. Akuma 3:16, Tornado, Voraz, & Zuma
2) Negro Navarro & Solar I def. Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Hanaoka, Hiasamaru, & Masao Orihara def. Aaron Alexander, Alex Diangelo, & Amenaza
4) Kana def. Syuri
5) Astral & Electrico def. Demus 3:16 & Pequeno Nitro
6) Handicap Match: Akebono & Brazo de Plata def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Rey Bucanero
7) NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title Scramble Match: Ultimo Guerrero fought Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Ohara, Ultimo Dragon (c), Hijo del Fantasma, Magnus, Durango Kid, Skandalo, Angelico, Nitro, & Taurus to a NO CONTEST
8) NWA International Jr. Heavyweight Title Triple Threat: Ultimo Dragon (c) def. Ultimo Guerrero & Ohara to retain the title!
* NOTES *
– The Scramble Match was elimination rules via over the top and it came down to Dragon, Guerrero, & Ohara with Guerrero tossing Dragon & Ohara out at the same time, but for some reason (that noone could possibly give a reason for that makes season) instead of giving Guerrero the belt which should be the result there they instead called it a draw and held a 3-Way between them. Dragon ended up winning the match after a bunch of pointless run ins and screwiness.
– Japanese high flying legend Hayabusa made an appearance after the show.
LyC 05/13 Arena Coliseo Monttery Results
1) Fatal 4-Way: Rey Orion def. Xtreme Boy, Angelus, & Dark Fenix
2) Golden Boy & Rey Demonio Jr. def. Hijo del Mongol Chino & Misionero
3) Lady Puma, Ninja Jr., & Silencio def. Gemelo Muerte I, Gemelo Muerte II, & Sexy Star
4) Rico Rodriguez & El Zorro def. Neurosis & Zimbolo
5) Fatal 4-Way: Hijo del Ninja def. Hector Garza, El Elegido, & Toscano
IWRG 05/13 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Imposible & Pacto Negro def. Crosby & Johnny Rivera
2) Chicano & Freelance def. Alan Extreme & Suicida
3) Argenis, Fenix, & Super Fly def. 14K, Doukie, & Secret Sasuke
4) Angelico, Negro Navarro, & Trauma I def. Bestia 666, Eterno, & Super Nova
5) Damian 666, Head Hunter I, & X-Fly def. Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown
IWRG 05/17 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dragon Celestial def. Matrix Jr.
2) Centrvion, Charly Madrid, & Freelance def. Avisman,. Carta Brava Jr., & Pacto Negro
3) Johnny Rivera & Templario def. Serpiente de Oro & The Mummy
4) Copa Higher Power Torneo Cibernetico: Chicao, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Imposible, Saruman, Trauma II, & Veneno def. 14K, Douki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kento Miyahara, Mitsuhiro Kitamiya, NOSAWA, Satoshi Kajiwara, & Secret Sasuke via DQ
IWRG 05/17 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dragon Celestial vs. Matrix Jr.
2) Johnny Rivera & Templario vs. Star Boy Jr. & The Mummy
3) Centvrion, Charly Madrid, & Freelance vs. Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro, & Pacto Negro
4) Copa Higher Power Torneo Cibernetico: Chicano, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Imposible, Saruman, Trauma II, & Veneno vs. 14K, Douki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kensuke Sasaki, Kento Miyahara, NOSAWA, Sasuke Secret, & Satoshi Kajiwara
5) Angelico, Shadow Phoenix, & Trauma I vs. Head Hunter I, Super Nova, & X-Fly
CHIKARA 05/19 “Aniversario: A Horse of Another Color” Easton, PA Lineup
1) Satomura & Kagetsu vs. Chisako & Sachiko
2) Mixed Martial Archie vs. Darkness Crabtree
3) Dasher Hatfield vs. Ophidian
4) Eddie Kingston, Scott Parker, Saturyne, & Soldier Ant vs. Jigsaw, Shane Matthews, Sara del Rey, & Green Ant
5) Colt Cabana vs. Mr. Touchdown
6) 17, The Shard, combatANT, deviANT, & assailANT vs. Hallowicked, UltraMantis Black, Icarus, Mr. ZERO, & Dragonfly
CHIKARA 05/20 “Aniversario: The Ogg & I” Manhattan, NY Lineup
1) Sachiko & Chisako vs. Lance & Harlem Bravado
2) Saturyne vs. Kagetsu
3) Ice Cream Jr. & El Hijo del Ice Cream vs. Tim Donst & Jakob Hammermeier
4) Colt Cabana vs. Dasher Hatfield
5) Shane Matthews & Scott Park vs. 17 & The Shard
6) Meiko Satomura vs. Sara del Rey
7) Fatal 4-Way Trios: UltraMantis Black, Hallowicked, & Frightmare vs. deviANT, assailANT, & combatANT vs. Delirious, Tim Donst, & Jakob Hammermeier vs. Kodama, Kobald, & Obariyon
8) CHIKARA Grand Champion: Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Jigsaw
PWR 05/20 Chowchilla, CA Lineup
1) Persian Dragon & Sheik Khan Abadi vs. El Galan & El Mariachi
2) Famous B vs. El Dinamita
3) Bryan Cage & Ultimate Panda vs. Derek Sanders & The Grappler III
4) Cazador del Alma vs. El Galactico
5) KAFU vs. Oliver John
VO 05/27 Rodeo de Jefe Lineup
1) Cerebro Maligno, Herejia, & Rey Krimen vs. Destello Negro, Halcon 2000, & Heavy Boy
2) Argos & Sugi San vs. Letal & Peligro vs. Kaiser & Latin Star vs. Mr. Blacka & Ztzizan
4) Joko Winterscheidt & Tinieblas Jr. vs. Super Crazy & Sadica
5) Triple Threat: Electroshock vs. Daga vs. Heddi Karaoui
CHIKARA 06/02 “CHIKARAsaurus Rex: How To Hatch A Dinosaur” iPPV Philly Lineup
1) UltraMantis Black vs. Ophidian
2) Ladder Match: Gran Akuma vs. Icarus
3) Handicap Match: Sara del Rey & Saturyne vs. Obariyon, Kodama, & Kobald
4) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles 2/3 Falls Match: Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Nick & Matt Jackson
5) Hallowicked vs. Tim Donst
6) Eddie Kingston, Jigsaw, Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, & Green Ant vs. 17, The Shard, deviANT, combatANT, & assailANT