Viva la Raza: Lucha Weekly
May 29, 2009
By: Josh Boutwell of


CMLL Set to Hold Universal Champion Tournament!
CMLL announced at the end of last week that they would be holding a ‘Tournament of Champions’ to crown the new Universal Champion! The tournament will include all CMLL World & National Champions (and that includes Tag & Trios Champs). Announced for the tournament are Ultimo Guerrero (CMLL World Heavyweight Champion), Rey Bucanero (CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion), Texano Jr. (NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion), Averno (CMLL World Welterweight Champion & NWA World Middleweight Champion), Negro Casas (CMLL World Welterweight Champion), La Sombra (CMLL World Tag Team Champion), Sangre Azteca (Mexican National Welterweight Champion & Mexican National Trios Champion), Mascara Dorada (CMLL World Super Lightweight Champion), Volador Jr. (CMLL World Tag Team Champion), La Mascara (CMLL World Trios Champion), Hector Garza (CMLL World Trios Champion), Mephisto (NWA World Welterweight Champion), Hijo del Fantasma (CMLL World Trios Champion), Black Warrior (Mexican National Trios Champion), & Dragon Rojo Jr. (Mexican National Trios Champion)! This will be a tournament that will be held in a three week span and it is of course single elimination and it will start in early June. This was originally planned to be a new Championship but it will be an Annual Tournament instead and also Mistico may end up in the tournament. After Mephisto’s title win midweek he has been thrown into the mix as well, La Sombra will remain in it becuase he is also one half of the CMLL World Tag Team Champions.

CMLL Stars Traveling to Europe
CMLL stars: Sangre Azteca, Stuka Jr., Dragon Rojo Jr., & Hijo del Fantasma will be traveling to Belgium and Switzerland to wrestle at an arts festival and will be gone from June 9th until June 14th.

Mephisto Wins NWA Welterweight Title!
On Wednesday night Mephisto defeated La Sombra to win his NWA Welterweight Championship snapping La Sombra’s near year and a half title reign. Full results coming next week. This win means that every member of Hijos del Averno have gold! Averno carries the NWA and CMLL Middleweight belts, Mephisto now with the NWA Welterweight belt, Ephesto is the CMLL Light Heavyweight Champion after his win last week, Texano Jr. is the NWA Light Heavyweight Champion and carries the Occidente Tag Titles along with El Terrible, and finally Misterioso II is the Occidente Light Heavyweight Champion!

CMLL 05/19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Thunder Boy def. Acertijo
2) Virgo def. Idolo
3) Casanova def. Rey Trueno
4) Nube Roja def. Exterminador
5) Gallo & Metal Blanco def. Mascara Magica & Satanico
6) Mascara Dorada & Sagrado def. Dragon Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca
7) Hector Garza, Mictlan, & Shocker def. Averno, Dos Caras Jr., & Mephisto

CMLL 05/22 Arena Mexico Results
1) Ramstein & Semental def. Principe Valiente & Trueno
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata def. Dr. X, Hooligan, & Skandalo
3) Lightning Match: Pequeno Olimpico def. Pequeno Universo 2000
4) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca def. Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, & Mascara Dorada
5) Blue Panther, La Sombra, & Volador Jr. def. Averno, Ephesto, & Mephisto
6) Dos Caras Jr., Negro Casas, & Ultimo Guerrero def. Hectro Garza, Mistico, & Shocker via DQ

CMLL 05/24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Angel del Mal & Relampago Azul def. Hierro & Skaxy
2) Drago & Rafaga def. Metatron & Palacio Negro
3) Leon Blanco & Magnum def. Asesino Negro & Infierno
4) Neutron, Stuka Jr., & Virgo def. Mr. Trueno, Vangelis, & Virus
5) Black Warrior, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. def. Blue Panther, Mascara Dorada, & Sagrado
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas def. Hector Garza, Mistico, & Shocker

CMLL 05/24 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Metalico & Sensei def. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Amapola, La Nazi, & Prinesa Sujei def. Estrella Magica, Lady Apache, & Sahori
3) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Shigeo Okumura def. Leono, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa
4) La Mascara, La Sombra, & Volador Jr. def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Lizmark Jr., & Misterioso II
5) Averno, Ephesto, & Mephisto def. Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, & Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL 05/26 Arena Mexico Results
1) Apocalipsis & Ramstein def. Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II
2) Amapola, Crazy Star, & La Seductora def. Marcela, Sahori, & Star Fire
3) Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito def. Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, & Shockercito
4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas def. La Sombra, Mistico, & Volador Jr.
5) CMLL Light Heavyweight Title: Ephesto def. Rey Bucanero (c) to win the title!
– In the Main Event, Rey won the first fall and then lost the second. In the third fall Ephesto threw Rey over the top the floor and he injured his knee. The doctor fame out and said that Rey couldn’t continue so he forfeited the third fall giving Ephesto the win and then he was awarded the belt. Its still unclear at this point whether it was a work or whether a real injury that turned into a work.

CMLL 05/29 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Astro Boy & Trueno vs. Caligula & Messala
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max & Polvora
3) Lightning Match: Pegasso vs. Hooligan
4) Mascara Dorada, Maximo, & Valiente vs. Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca
5) Hector Garza, Shocker, & Volador Jr. vs. Dos Caras Jr., Tetsuya Naito, & Yujiro
6) CMLL Middleweight Title: Averno (c) vs. Blue Panther
– No Limit’s (Naito & Yujiro) debut.

CMLL 05/31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Thunder Boy & Virgo vs. Acertijo & Azazel
2) Casanova & Nube Roja vs. Asesino Negro & Rafaga
3) Metal Blanco & Neutron vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Blue Panther, Maximo, & Mictlan vs. Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca
5) La Sombra, Mistico, & Volador Jr. vs. Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas

CMLL 05/31 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Bengala & Principe Valiente vs. Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo de Ultrama, & Starman vs. Rene Guajardo Jr., Skandalo, & Vangelis
3) Fabian el Gitano, Flash, & Stuka Jr. vs. Euforia, Nosferatu, & Virus
4) Sagrado, Shocker, & Valiente vs. Altantis, Rey Bucanero, & Ultimo Guerrero
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara vs. Dos Caras Jr., Tetsuya Naito, & Yujiro
– All the new second generation wrestlers start on this show.

CMLL 06/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Quazar vs. Milenio
2) Hierro vs. Angel del Mal
3) Metatron vs. Infierno
4) Ceusis & Lluvia vs. La Seductora & Magnifica
5) Dark Angel & Lady Apache vs. Amapola & Princesa Blanca
6) Occidente Tag Titles: El Terrible & Texano Jr. (c) vs. Mictlan & Shocker

CMLL 06/10 Pierroth Benefit Show Lineup
1) Pequeno Universo 2000, Pequeno Violencia, & Pierrothito vs. Saturno, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito
2) Black Silver Jr., Hijo de Black Silver, & Ludwig Star vs. El Destroyer, La Orca, & Pez Tigre
3) Cien Caras Jr., Euforia, Hijo de Pierroth IWR, & Pierroth II vs. Fabian el Gitano, Marco Rivera, Tony Rivera, & Vangelis
4) Pierroth Cup Fatal 4-Way: Misterioso II, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. vs. Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, & Rey Bucanero vs. Lizmark Jr., Shocker, & Veneno vs. Villano III, Villano IV, & Villano V
– First time in awhile IWRG and CMLL have teamed for a show.

CMLL 06/20 Lineup
1) Flash & Stuka Jr. vs. Arkangel de la Muerte & Skandalo
2) Dark Angel & Marcela vs. Amapola & Princesa Blanca
3) Sagrado & Valiente vs. Dragon Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, & La Mascara vs. Misterioso II, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas
5) Atlantis, Dos Caras Jr., & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Mistico, Shocker, & Volador Jr.


Konnan Rants About Other Luchadores
This past week Konnan did an interview with Box y Lucha and he ripped many former members of AAA as well as the top luchador in Lucha Libre today. Konnan started by saying L.A. Park was a liar and wanted to come back to AAA but they just don’t want him. He pretty much calls Juventud a liar and an idiot and says that Damian666 will return to CMLL soon because Perros del Mal has no TV. He then rips Perro Aguayo Jr. for not ever being a big star anywhere other than CMLL (unlike himself of course, please), and then says that Mistico is not as good as he once was and is on the decline. Do I really even need to say anything about this guy?

AAA 05/14 Results
1) Cyborg & Dark def. Centinela & Principe Condor
2) Furia Problana & Super Rockero def. Guayuka & Pachuco Salvaje
3) Cinthia Moreno & La Hechicera def. Mari Apache & Tiffany
4) AULL Tag Titles: Silver Cat I & Silver Cat II (c) def. Epidemia & Simbolo to retain the titles!
5) Alan Stone & Octagon def. Black Abyss & Electroshock
– Another AULL Title defense on a AAA spot show.

AAA 05/21 TV Taping Results
1) Mascarita Divina, Mascarita Sagrada 2007, & Octagoncito def. Mini Absimo Negro, Mini Chessman, & Mini Psicosis
2) Fabi Apache, Gato Eveready, & Pimpinela Escarlata def. Billy Boy, Polvo de Esterllas, & Sexy Star via DQ
3) Charly Manson, El Mesias, & X-Pac def. Electroshock, Teddy Hart, & El Zorro
4) Latin Lover & Marco Corleone def. Joe Lider & Kenzo Suzuki
5) AAA Cruiserweight Title Tournament Finals: Alex Koslov def. Extreme Tiger & Alan Stone to win the title!
6) Cuervo & Silver King def. Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr.
– Legion announced that Electroshock was the third member of their team (along with Silver King & Kenzo Suzuki).
– In the Cruiser Finals Tiger eliminated Stone with the 450 and then Alex won the match with the Red Scare on Tiger to become the very first AAA World Cruiserweight Champion! Congratulations Alex!

AAA 05/25 Results
1) Fabi Apache, Gato Eveready, Mascarita Sagrada 2007, & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Billy Boy, Mini Histeria, Polvo de Esterellas, & Sexy Star
2) Alan Stone, Crazy Boy, & Extreme Tiger def. Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II
3) Jack Evans & Vampiro def. Chessman & Teddy Hart
4) Escoria, Ozz, & El Zorro def. Charly Manson, Rocky Romero, & X-Pac
5) Electroshock, Konnan, & Silver King def. Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., & La Parka Jr.
– The rest of the TripleMania teams were announced, Jack Evans & Vampiro added to Team AAA and Chessman & Teddy Hart added to Team Legion.

AAA 05/26 Results
1) Linterna Verde, Mario Mora, & Misterio Negro def. Shyru Dragon, Spartan, & Terremoto King
2) Torneo Abismo Negro: Nicho el Millionario def. Joe Lider, Cuervo, Black Abyss, Extreme Tiger, Gato Eveready, Relampago, & Kemp Dragon to win the first annual Torneo Abismo Negro!
3) Chessman, Konnan, & Silver King def. La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone, & Silver King

AAA 06/13 “TripleMania XVII” PPV Revised Lineup
1) TBA
2) TBA
3) AAA Cruiserweight Title Hardcore 4-Way: Alex Koslov (c) vs. Alan Stone vs. Crazy Boy vs. Extreme Tiger
4) AAA Tag Titles: Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario (c) vs. Marco Corleone & Latin Lover
5) Title vs. Title: AAA World Champ: El Mesias vs. UWA World Champ: Dr. Wagner Jr.
6) Steel Cage Match: Team AAA (El Hijo del Santo, Jack Evans, Octagon, La Parka Jr., & Vampiro) vs. Team Legion (Chessman, Electroshock, Teddy Hart, Silver King, & Kenzo Suzuki)
– So things have changed up a bit since I posted the preliminary card. I keep hearing this is going to be a PPV but then I also will hear it’s not so I’m still unsure on whatsup with that. I really hope it is on PPV (that means we’ll get it online sooner).
– The two matches left I would assume will include something between X-Pac and El Zorro as well as somemore high flyers, minis, and possibly ladies. Also another match may be added.
– The Title vs. Title Match may end up being just for the AAA Title as I’m hearing that Wagner may end up getting stripped of his UWA belt if he signs an exclusive contract with AAA. When everything is set in stone which should be next week I will post the full lineup.


CHIKARA Getting Ready for Hot Summer!
This Summer is sure to be a big one for the CHIKARA promotion as they will be holding their first shows in Japan plus co promoted Dragon Gate USA’s debut and holding a Fran Appreciate Night along with the Young Lions Cup! In June CHIKARA is traveling to Japan for their Japan Showcase shows (cards below) and then in July they will be having a big 8-Man Tag Match at Dragon Gate USA’s debut show along with co-promoting it. Then, on July 31st CHIKARA will be holding a Fan Appreciation Night called “Never Kneel A tThe Altar of Conformity” before returning full force for the 3 Night “Young Lions Cup VII” event in Easton, PA and Philly.

Lizmark Sr. Set to Retire
This week lucha legend, Lizmark Sr., plans to retire on the 4th of July after his match at the Luchas 2000 show in Arena Coliseo. Lizmark plans to continue running his gym training other young stars. Lizmark has been wrestling since the 70’s and was one of the first superstars to jump to AAA when Antonio Pena started it up. His son, Lizmark Jr., will continue to carry the Lizmark legacy.

Dragon Gate USA Announces New Match Type for Debut Show
Last week DGUSA Vice President, Gabe Sapolsky, announced via Dragon Gate USA’s website that they would be debuting a new type of match called “The Fray” at the DGUSA debut show in Philly. The following are the rules for the match: The rules of The Fray are simple. There will be eight participants. Their entry into the match will be drawn at random. The match will start with two contestants. Every three minutes another competitor will join The Fray. Eliminations can take place at anytime by pinfall, submission or DQ. There are no countouts. The final survivor is your winner. Sapolsky had this to say about the match: “We will put eight of the most exciting, hungry and talented wrestlers we can find and cut them loose in The Fray,” Sapolsky said. “This will be a reputation and star making opportunity. I believe this match concept will provide plenty of action as well as some interesting match ups and scenarios.” The match will be a ‘bonus’ match for all Golden Ringside ticket holders to see before the actual event begins, but will also be shown on the DVD when it’s released as well. No participants have been announced as-of-yet.

INDY 05/19 Arena Queretaro Results
1 El Blanco & Galaxy def. Black Saia & Rostro Maligno
2 Mascarita Sagrada & Voladorcito def. Pentagoncito & Piratita Morgan
3 Vicki Carranza & Esther Moreno def. La Diaolica & Rossy Moreno
4 Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido def. Mascara Sagrada & Olimpico
5 Cibernetico & Super Crazy def. L.A. Park & X-Fly

IWRG 05/21 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Comando Gama def. Daga
2) Eterno & Galactik def. Mixteco Jr. & Vampiro Metalico
3) Diva Salvaje, Freelance, & Miss Gaviota def. Avisman, Carta Brava Jr., & Xibalva
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro def. Capitan Muerte, Durango Kid, & Negro Navarro via DQ
5) Trauma I, Trauma II, & Zatura def. Oficial AK47, Oficial 911, & Oficial Fierro

CHIKARA 5/23 “Aniversario Yin” Easton, PA Results
1) Hallowicked & Frightmare def. Jagged & Shane Mathews via pinfall (Rydeen Bomb)
2) Grizzly Redwood def. Hydra via pinfall (Schoolboy)
3) Eddie Kingston def. Create-A-Wrestler via pinfall (Backfist to the Future)
4) Icarus, Gran Akuma, & Chuck Taylor def. Helios, Lince Dorado, & Jigsaw via pinfall (Yoshi Tonic)
5) Delirious def. Arik Cannon via pinfall (Praying Mantis Bomb)
6) Tim Donst def. STIGMA via pinfall (CHIKARA Special)
7) Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, Player Uno, & Player Dos def. El Hijo del Ice Cream, Ice Cream Jr., Ophidian, & Amasis via pinfall (The Anthill)
8) Vin Gerard def. Claudio Castagnoli via pinfall (rollup)

CHIKARA 05/24 “Aniversario Yang” Philly Results
1) Brodie Lee & Grizzly Redwood def. El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr. via pinfall (Logger Pin)
2) Ophidian def. Arik Cannon via pinfall (O’Connor Roll)
3) UltraMantis Black, Delirious, & Crossbones def. Player Dos, Player Uno, & Create-A-Wrestlers via pinfall (Praying Mantis Bomb)
4) Glacier & D-Lo Brown def. Vin Gerard & Colin Delaney via pinfall (Cryonic Kick)
5) Jagged & Shane Mathews def. Hydra & Tim Donst
6) Hallowicked, Frightmare, Cheech, & Cloudy def. Lince Dorado, Helios, Jigsaw, & Mike Quackenbush via pinfall (Shining Wizard/Powerbomb combo)
7) Eddie Kingston def. Claudio Castagnoli via pinfall (Oklahoma Roll)
8) Double Mask vs. Double Hair: Fire Ant & Soldier Ant def. Icarus & Chuck Taylor
– The Colony save their masks and take the hair of Icarus & Taylor.

IWRG 05/24 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Eterno def. Comando Negro
2) Avisman & Comando Gama def. Galactik & Goleador
3) Azoka, Fantasma de la Opera, & Tetsuya Bushi def. Gemelo Fantastico II, Jack, & Mike Segura
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro def. Freelance, Trauma I, & Trauma II
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Juventud Guerrera, & Veneno def. Angelico, Scorpio Jr., & Zatura

IWRG 05/28 Arena Nauclapan Lineup
1) Gizmo vs. Zaico
2) Galactik & Mascara Magnifica vs. Carta Brava Jr. & Vampiro Metalico
3) Diva Salvaje, Goleador, & Miss Gaviota vs. Avisman, Fantasma de la Opera, & Xibalva
4) Angelico, Chico Che, & Freelance vs. Capitan Muerte, Duragon Kid, & Tetsuya Bushi
5) Oficial AK47, Oficial 911, & Oficial Fierro vs. Trauma I, Trauma II, & Zatura

IWRG 05/30 Arena Xochimilco Lineup
1) Eterno vs. Comando Negro
2) Exodia & Jack vs. Avisman & Hijo del Signo
3) Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, & Sexy Gladys vs. Carta Brava Jr., Fantasma de la Opera, & Vampiro Metalico
4) Bobby Lee Jr., Trauma I, & Trauma II vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
5) El Alebrije, Olimpico, & Zatura vs. Pirata Morgan, Tetsuya Bushi, & Veneno

IWRG 05/31 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Exodia & Galactik vs. Chico del Barrio & Mixteco Jr.
2) Chico Che, Freelance, & Turbo vs. Avisman, Black Thunder, & Tetsuya Bushi
3) Angelico, Olimpico, & Zatura vs. Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II
4) Fuerza Guerrera, Juventud Guerrera, & Veneno vs. Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro

CHIKARA & BJW Present: CHIKARA Japan Showcase 06/12 Saitama, Japan Lineup
1) Green Ant vs. Mask Man
2) Chuck Taylor vs. Michael Nakazawa
3) Jagged & Shane Mathews vs. Mototsugu Shimizu & Atsushi Ohashi
4) Fire Ant & Soldier Ant vs. UltraMantia Black & Crossbones

CHIKARA & BJW Present: CHIKARA Japan Showcase “Global Gauntlet II” 06/13 Tokyo Lineup
1) Daikokubo Benkei vs. Atsushi Ohashi
2) CHIKARA vs. BJW: UltraMantis Black & Crossbones vs. Shadow WX & Yuichi Taniguchi
3) CHIKARA vs. BJW: Chuck Taylor vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
4) CHIKARA vs. BJW: Jagged & Shane Mathews vs. Yoshihito Sasaki & Ryuichi Kawakami
5) Takashi Sasaki & Shinobu vs. Michael Nakazawa & Mask Man
6) CHIKARA vs. BJW: Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, & Green Ant vs. Jaki Numazawa, Yuji Okabayashi, & Shinya Ishikawa

It’s now time for the monthly Roll Call of Champions!

Lucha Roll Call of Champions

World Heavyweight Champion: Ultimo Guerrero (since December 22, 2008)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Ephesto (since May 26, 2009)
World Middleweight Champion: Averno (since September 17, 2006)
World Mini-Estrella Champion: Bam Bam (since July 27, 2008)
World Super Lightweight Champion: Mascara Dorada (since April 7, 2009)
World Tag Team Champions: La Sombra & Volador Jr. (since January 16, 2009)
World Trios Champions: Hijo del Fantasma, Hector Garza, & La Mascara (since January 18, 2009)
World Welterweight Champion: Negro Casas (since March 20, 2009)
World Women’s Champion: Amapola (since November 26, 2007)
Mexican National Trios Champions: Sangre Azteca, Black Warrior, & Dragon Rojo Jr. (since February 2, 2009)
Mexican National Welterweight Champion: Sangre Azteca (since December 17, 2006)
NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion: Texano Jr. (since April 3, 2009)
NWA World Middleweight Champion: Averno (since November 30, 2007)
NWA World Welterweight Champion: Mephisto (since May 27, 2009)
Arena Coliseo Tag Team Champions: Flash & Stuka Jr. (since June 29, 2008)
Occidente Tag Team Champions: Texano Jr. & El Terrible (since August 26, 2008)
Occidente Light Heavyweight Champion: Misterioso II (since August 31, 2008)

World Heavyweight Champion: El Mesias (since December 6, 2008)
World Tag Team Champions: Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario (since September 14, 2008)
World Mascot Tag Team Champions: VACANT (since April 7, 2009)
World Mixed Tag Team Champions: El Oriental & Cynthia Moreno (since September 14, 2008)
World Minis Champion: Mini Charly Manson (since September 14, 2008)
World Cruiserweight Champion: Alex Koslov (since May 21, 2009)
Reina de Reinas Champion: Faby Apache (since March 27, 2007)
Northern Tag Team Champions: Rio Bravo & Tito Santana II (since 2008)

Intercontinental Welterweight Champion: Fuerza Guerrera (since November 16, 2008)
Intercontinental Lightweight Champion: Freelance (since May 29, 2008)
Intercontinental Tag Team Champions: El Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. (since May 31, 2007)
Intercontinental Trios Champions: Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro (since September 28, 2008)
Distrito Federal Trios Champions: Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro (since December 7, 2008)

NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Blue Demon Jr. (since October 25, 2008)
NWA Mexican Lightweight Champion: Turbo (since March 2009)
NWA International Jr. Heavyweight (Toryumon Mexico) Champion: Hajime Ohara (since December 14, 2008)
UWA World Heavyweight Champion: Dr. Wagner Jr. (since June 18, 2004)
UWA World Jr. Light Heavyweight Champion: Diluvio Negro II (since February 25, 2007)
WWA World Welterweight Champion: El Hijo del Santo (since July 5, 2008)
WWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Dr. Wagner Jr. (since February 23, 2008)
WWA World Heavyweight Champion: Rayo de Jalisco Jr. (since March 31, 2003)
DTU Extreme Champion: Paranoiko (since May 04, 2008)
PWR Heavyweight Champion: Oliver John
PWR Tag Team Champions: Rey Mysterio Sr. & El Hijo de Rey Mysterio
CHIKARA Tag Team Champions: Ophidian & Amasis (since October 19, 2008)
CHIKARA Young Lions Cup: Equinox (since January 25, 2009)
Salvador Americas Title: Solar I
AULL Lightweight Champion: Sadico (since August 25, 2007)
AULL Tag Team Champions: Silver Cat I & Silver Cat II (since November 02, 2008)
AULL Trios Champions: Rey Krimen, Sadico, & Sepulturero I (since May 03, 2008)
LLF Juvenil Champion: Angelica (since May 23, 2008)

Lucha Match Spotlight:

That’s right I didn?t forget about the Cruiser Title Tournament either!

AAA Cruiserweight Title Tournament Quarterfinals
Escoria (Dark Scoria) vs. Alan Stone

This is our 3rd Quarterfinals Match and our first one with non-tag partners. They lockup but then push each other away. They lockup again and again no one can get the advantage so they shove each other away. Finally Stone gets in a side headlock and then he shoves Escoria into the corner. Stone goes for a splash but Escoria moves and then hits a running clothesline to Stone in the corner. Escoria then slides through the ropes onto the ring apron and hits another clothesline from the apron followed up by the springboard Tornillo! Escoria’s version of the move, though, is much different then others. He stands up on the middle rope from the apron with his back to the ring and then springs off the middle rope going over the top rope twisting into the Corkscrew Moonsault. It’s hard to explain but is a gorgeous move. 1?2?NO Stone kicks out. Escoria with a side kick to the back of Stone and then he taunts him. Stone jumps to his feet and hits a running Enziguri! 1?2?NO Escoria kicks out! Stone lights up Escoria’s chest with chops and then attempts to whip him into the ropes but Escoria counters with a drop toe hold and then an Elbow Drop. Escoria hits a nasty running kick to the side of Stone’s head as he lay on the mat, 1?2?NO Stone still kicks out! Escoria and Stone trade stiff chops from their knees and then Escoria leaps up with an Enziguri off of his knees! Escoria with more stiff chops and then he attempts to whip Stone into the corner but he reverses it and then charges in. Escoria gets his boot up and then climbs to the top and goes for the Corkscrew Tope but Stone catches him with a facebreaker in midair!

Winner: Alan Stone via pinfall (Facebreaker)

(Decent action but it was extremely short (shortest match of the tournament I believe) going in under 5 minutes. Decent match nonetheless just far too short. *1/2)

AAA Cruiserweight Title Tournament Quarterfinals
Extreme Tiger vs. Crazy Boy

This is the battle of a former Mexican Powers member against the current leader of the Mexican Powers. Both were members of the group when it was at it’s strongest (the group consisted of Juventud Guerrera, Extreme Tiger, Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, and even Ricky Marvin and Taiji Ishimori from Japan were members at one time or another). Their teams feuded over the tag titles last year when Crazy was still teaming with Joe Lider and when Tiger teamed with Halloween and both teams traded the tag belts with each other. Crazy is also the cousin of Super Crazy. They circle each other as the bell rings and then lockup and Crazy throws Tiger back. Crazy then hits a wicked forearm and then charges Tiger but gets tripped with a drop toe hold. Tiger taunts Crazy and then goes for a side headlock but Crazy avoids it and goes for a Suplex, but Tiger lands on his feet. Tiger goes for a dropkick but Crazy moves. Tiger sits up and Crazy goes for a head kick but Tiger ducks it and then jumps to his feet only to get dropkicked into the turnbuckles. Crazy charges Tiger but he moves and then charges Crazy himself, but Crazy avoids him and rolls him up. 1?2?NO Tiger kicks out! Tiger charges at Crazy but Crazy catches him and goes for a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Tiger counters into a small package and gets a nearfall. Both guys clap for each other. Tiger comes off the ropes and Crazy drops down as Tiger goes over him and then hits Tiger with a big lariat for a nearfall. Crazy attempts to whip Tiger into the ropes but Tiger counters with a rolling small package, but Crazy rolls right through and kicks Tiger in the face. Crazy goes for the Asai Moonsault but Tiger moves and then whips Crazy into the ropes and goes for a hurricanrana, but Crazy shoves him off and then whips him into the ropes. Tiger springs off of the ropes and hits a double foot stomp to the back of Crazy as he charged at Tiger! Crazy is hung up in the middle rope and Tiger hits a springboard Guillotine Leg Drop. They spill out to the floor as we see a replay of the move. Everytime I see Tiger hit that move he always hooks his arm around the top rope as he lands on his opponent and If he keeps doing that he’s going to end up tearing a ligament in that arm but it snatches his arm hard. Back in the ring Tiger charges at Crazy and Crazy goes for a tilt-a-whirl but Tiger lands on his feet. Crazy kicks Tiger in the gut and then the face and then hits a sunset flip Lung Blower! 1?2?NO Tiger kicks out. Crazy with a neckbreaker and then he hits a front suplex for another nearfall. Crazy comes off the ropes and Tiger shoves him and then he lays down between Crazy’s legs and then rolls him over into a kind of modified Boston Crab. Crazy reaches up slaps Tiger hard and then he charges Tiger in the corner but Tiger jumps up and puts Crazy in a head scissors. Crazy flings Tiger’s legs over the top rope but he lands on the apron. Tiger then hits a Feint Kick as Crazy charges and then hits springboard Guillotine Legdrop to the groin of Crazy! Tiger then goes for the Asai Moonsault but Crazy gets his knees up and covers, 1?2?NO Tiger kicks out! Crazy goes for the Crazy Bomb but Tiger blocks it and hits a dropkick salto. Crazy bails out to the floor and Tiger hits a GORGEOUS Springboard Corkscrew Moonsault off the top rope onto Crazy on the floor! Tiger gets back in the ring and Crazy finally starts to crawl up on the apron. Crazy tries to punch Tiger but he ducks and then grabs Crazy’s feet and trips him. Crazy lands in a seated position on the apron and then Tiger hits a sliding dropkick to the face of Crazy sending him crashing back to the floor. They show the replay and when we get back to live action Crazy has the advantage again but they don?t show how. Back in the ring Crazy lights up Tiger with chops and kicks to the chest and then he goes for a running forearm in the corner but Tiger moves. Crazy goes for his see-saw kick as he was hung up in the ropes but Tiger sees it coming and grabs him by the back of the neck and hits a hanging neckbreaker! 1?2?NO Crazy gets his foot on the bottom rope. Tiger comes off the ropes but Crazy lifts him up in a press slam and drops him right down into a Diamond Cutter! 1?2?NO Tiger kicks out! Crazy puts Tiger up on his shoulders in a Fireman’s Carry and runs his head into the top turnbuckle and then drops him with a DVD. Crazy slides out to the floor and grabs 2 steel chairs! Crazy nails Tiger with them, why he’s not DQ?ed? Who knows. Crazy drops that chair and picks up the other one and climbs to the top. Crazy goes for the Crazy Jump (top rope Moonsault while holding a steel chair) but Tiger moves and then Tiger places the chairs on Crazy’s chest and climbs to the top. Tiger hits the 450-Splash but he kind of botches it with his knee landing on the chairs driving them into Crazy harder actually. 1?2?3 and it’s over with.

Winner: Extreme Tiger via pinfall (450-Splash)
(Pretty decent stuff and both guys are notorious for botching moves but neither did it too much here though they both worked a little too slow at times. Some good counter wrestling and some really nice high spots especially the springboard corkscrew from Tiger. **)

Next week is Super Fly vs. Laredo Kid and Rocky Romero vs. Alex Koslov in the final two Quarterfinals matches.