Viva La Raza!: Lucha Weekly
May 1, 2009
By: Josh Boutwell of

First off, I have to start this week off by sending my best wishes out to all of those in and around Mexico as well as the rest of the south here in America that are being affected by the Swine Flu epidemic. It’s even now wormed it’s way into my state, Alabama. Due to this epidemic there is not a ton to report on this week with most of the shows being canceled all over Mexico, but I will do my best to report on what has happened and what is planned as well as give the final Roll Call of Champions for April.

Swine Flu Continues to Hurt Lucha

All of the Lucha shows in and around Mexico City this past weekend were canceled and almost all of the lucha shows in and around Mexico City for the remainder of the week up until at least Friday or Saturday have been canceled. I will keep you posted as more news comes out regarding upcoming shows.


NJPW’s No Limit Headed to CMLL

Former IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions: Yujiro & Tetsuya Naito who make up the tag team No Limit are on their way to CMLL. No Limit are currently wrestling in TNA feuding with the Motor City Machine Guns over the Jr. Titles. They are expected to make their first appearence in CMLL on May 11. I’m fairly sure that they will just be doing CMLL shows in between TNA tapings.

Mistico & Misterioso II Cancel NJPW Trip

The planned matches for May 5th featuring CMLL stars, Mistico & Misterioso II, will have to be changed up due to flights being restricted coming out of Mexico (due to the Swine Flu epidemic). Also, Shigeo Okumura (a NJPW and CMLL regular) will not be able to make the trip. NJPW hopes to bring the trio in sometime in the future.

Dos Caras Jr. Speaks Out Against CMLL

During the weekend shutdown of Mexico City CMLL did not pay any of their wrestlers for the shows since they were canceled so Dos Caras Jr. spoke out in the media this week about the problem. He feels that since CMLL still gets paid by TV and merchandising the luchadores should still be paid for the canceled shows, which I agree with.

CMLL 05/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup

1) Angel de Oro & Angel de Plata vs. Dr. X & Hooligan

2) Bam Bam, Mascarita Sagrada, & Saturno vs. Pequeno Black Warrior, Pequeno Damian666, & Pierrothito

3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, & Marcela vs. Amapola, Hiroka, & Princesa Blanca

4) CMLL Superlightweight Title: Mascara Dorada (c) vs. Virus

5) CMLL World Tag Titles: La Sombra & Volador Jr. (c) vs. Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero


– This is Dorada’s first Super Lightweight Title defense and Ultimo Guerrero has the chance to walk out as a double champion if he and Atlantis win the Tag Titles.


AAA 04/26 Results

1) Aztlan, Jaguar Sagrado, & Lobo Salvaje Jr. fought Amenaza Rojo Jr., Eterno, & Zar to a DOUBLE COUNTOUT

2) Angel Infernal, Fuego Infernal, & Imperio Dorado def. Enemigo, Super Piloto Jr. I, & Super Piloto Jr. II

3) Coberman, Lobo Salvaje, & Super Piloto def. Amanaza Rojo, Anubis, & Suicida Jr.

4) Argenis & Dizzy def. Angel Mortal & El Halcon

5) Pimpinela Escarlata & Sexy Star def. Tiffany & Yuriko

6) Gronda II, Mexicano, & Octagon def. Cuervo, Kenzo Suzuki, & Ozz

AAA 05/03 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup

1) Gallo de Oro vs. Aguila Azteca

2) Mercurio & TDN vs. Ares & Invasor

3) La Parkita & Mascarita Davina vs. Mascarita de la Muerte & Mini Chessman

4) Angel Mortal, Diabolico, & Gallego vs. Cuervo, Escoria, & Espiritu

5) Killer Clown, Psycho Clown, & Zombie Clown vs. El Elegido, Mascara Davina, & Pimpinela Escarlata


El Soberano Passes Away at Age 60

Longtime luchadore, El Soberano (Soberano I), passed away this past Saturday falling to Cancer. Soberano is the father of Hijo del Soberano and CMLL star, Euforia. Soberano was a longtime wrestler in the Laguna area as well as wrestling all over Texas in America.

CHIKARA Joins Forces with Dragon Gate USA

At this weekends CHIKARA shows (results are below for both shows) it was announced that CHIKARA would be joining forces with DGUSA starting at Dragon Gate USA’s debut show on July 25th at the ECW Arena in Philly! Skayde (Jorge Rivera) was a main focus of the video package highlighting the pairing. Skayde has worked for both promotions as a wrestler and trainer (currently with CHIKARA), and trained arguably the two greatest wrestlers from either promotion in Mike Quackenbush in CHIKARA and CIMA in Dragon Gate. Just the thought of guys like Lince Dorado, Skayde, Fire & Soldier Ant, Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, etc. with the Dragon Gate is AWESOME! So far it’s already been announced that 8 CHIKARA stars will be sent to the first DGUSA show and those 8 will be announced in the near future. Anytime I hear anything regarding this news I will update. Also, already confirmed for the debut DGUSA show are CIMA, Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid, 2 Cold Scorpio, & CHIKARA and Dragon Gate regulars The Young Bucks of Nick & Matt Jackson.

CHIKARA 04/25 “Behind The 8 Ball” Easton, PA Results

1) Jagged & Shane Mathews def. Frightmare & Hallowicked

2) Shark Girl def. Nevaeh

3) Helios def. Escorpion Egipcio

4) Player Dos, Brodie Lee, STIGMA, & Tim Donst def. Player Uno, Buck Hawke, Vin Gerard, & Hydra

5) Gran Akuma def. Shadow Phoenix

6) Icarus & Chuck Taylor def. Fire Ant & Soldier Ant

7) CHIKARA Young Lions Cup: Equinox (c) def. Colin Delaney to retain the title!

8) CHIKARA Tag Titles 2/3 Falls: Amasis & Ophidian (c) def. Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw to retain the titles!

CHIKARA 04/26 “The Boliographon” Philly Results

1) Claudio Castagnoli def. Shadow Phoenix

2) Fatal 4-Way Elimination: Cheech & Cloudy def. Jagged & Shawn Mathews, Player Dos & Player Uno, and STIGMA & Colin Delaney

3) UltraMantis Black def. Create-A-Wrestler

4) Hallowicked, Delirious, & Frightmare def. Eddie Kingston, Brodie Lee, & Grizzly Redwood

5) Sara Del Ray def. Shark Girl

6) Equinox, Helios, & Lince Dorado def. Ophidian, Amasis, & Escorpion Egipcio

7) Vin Gerard def. Glacier

8) Gran Akuma, Icarus, Chuck Taylor, & Buck Hawke def. Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Fire Ant, & Soldier Ant


– The aforementioned CHIKARA/DGUSA relationship was announced at intermission.

PWR 05/30 Milpatas, CA Lineup

1) Polyester Express vs. Jon Andersen

2) Joey Ryan vs. Rik Luxury

3) Golden Lion & Chimaera vs. Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)

4) Border Patrol (Zach Reeb & Derek Sanders) vs. El Amante & El Snowflake (Human Tornado as his “Nacho Libre” character)

5) Mascarita Dorada vs. Perriothito

6) NWA Herritage Title: Oliver John (c) vs. Mr. Wrestling IV

7) El Hijo de Rey Mysterio & Super Crazy vs. Incognito & Vaquero Fantasma


APRIL 2009:


World Heavyweight Champion: Ultimo Guerrero (since December 22, 2008)

World Light Heavyweight Champion: Rey Bucanero (since July 14, 2006)

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: El 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 16, 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)

Mexican National Womens Champion: Princesa Blanca (since January 30, 2009)

NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion: Texano Jr. (since April 3, 2009)

NWA World Middleweight Champion: Averno (since November 30, 2007)

NWA World Welterweight Champion: La Sombra (since November 27, 2007)

Occidente Light Heavyweight Champion: Misterioso II (since August 31, 2008)

Occidente Tag Team Champions: Texano Jr. & El Terrible (since since August 26, 2008)

Arena Coliseo Tag Team Champions: Stuka Jr. & Flash (since June 29, 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: NONE (Tournament ongoing)

Reina de Reinas Champion: Faby Apache (since March 25, 2007)

Northern Tag Team Champions: Rio Bravo & Tito Santana II


Intercontinental Welterweight Champion: Fuerza Guerrera (since November 16, 2008)

Intercontinental Lightweight Champion: Zatura (since March 15, 2009)

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, & Black Terry (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 Champion (Toryumon Mexico): Hajime Ohara (since December 14, 2008)

UWA World Heavyweight Champion: Dr. Wagner Jr. (since June 18, 2004)

WWA World Welterweight Champion: El Hijo del Santo (since July 5, 2008)

WWA World Jr. Light 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)