Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly
June 25, 2011
By: Josh Boutwell of


Bizarre CMLL Protest

On Friday morning (06/17) several buses parked right in front of Arena Mexico’s entrance blocking it off. Former CMLL star Tony Rivera led a protest group called El Barzon Popular (which is a well known Mexican group that has served many protests). There was a little over 100 people there for the protest but Rivera is the only wrestler believed to be there. Rivera claimed to be protesting for all luchadors as well as older luchadors or are now confined to wheel chairs. He also claimed that CMLL wrongfully fired him and that the split of revenue in CMLL was disgusting. At first they claimed that they wouldn’t move the buses until a meeting with CMLL owner Paco Alonso was set up (haha yeah right). They also threatened to do this at ever Arena Mexico show until Alonso gave them their meeting. Rivera went on to claim that CMLL offered him 9,000 pesos ($756 U.S.) to leave but that wasn’t enough. So you claim that you’re doing this for all of the luchadors, especially ones that are injured yet you are asking for money for YOURSELF?! How ridiculous is this? CMLL released a press release that said Rivera was fired “with cause” and all of his claims are bogus and that the show would go on as planned. One of the Barzon leaders Cresencio Morales claimed to be demanded 2,000,000 pesos ($160,000 U.S.) in one of the most ridiculous and “ain’t gonna’ happen” things I’ve ever heard. Eventually at about 3:00 p.m. (central time) the buses had left and SuperLuchas reported that River had a meeting with CMLL management (no Paco Alonso mention) and that he would meet with them again on Monday morning, but no money was mentioned.

NJPW-CMLL Swapping Stars
New Japan’s Tetsuya Naito will begin his next tour of Mexico this weekend and will stay through the end of July. CMLL’s Mascara Dorada will remain in Japan for the Trios Tournament and both Hector Garza (07/08-07/18) and Strong Man (07/03-07/18) will be spending the bulk of July in Japan’s NJPW as well. Garza & Strong Man’s matches set for their Japanese tour are below with the exception of 07/18 (which is a Japanese PPV) which has yet to be announced.
– Strong Man & Tomoaki Honma vs. Masato Tanaka & Yujiro (07/03)
– Hector Garza, Yujiro, & Masato Tanaka vs. Jushin Thunder LIger, Kyosuke Mikami, & Hiromu Takahashi (07/08)
– Strong Man, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & Hirooki Goto vs. Giant Bernard, Karl Anderson, & King Fale (07/08)
– Strong Man, Yutaka Yoshie, & Tomoaki Honma vs. Masato Tanaka, Yujiro, & Tomohiro Ishii (07/10)
– Hector Garza, Giant Bernard, & Karl Anderson vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, & Jushin Thunder Liger (07/10)
– Hector Garza & Toru Yano vs. MVP & Jushin Thunder Liger (07/13)
– Strong Man, MVP, & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Hector Garza, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Toru Yano (07/15)
– Strong Man, Tomoaki Honma, & KUSHIDA vs. Masato Tanaka, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Yujiro (07/16)
– Hector Garza, Giant Bernard, & Karl Anderson vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, & Jushin Thunder Liger (07/16)
– TBA (07/18)

Mascara Dorada Wins Welterweight Title Back
This past weekend (06/18) CMLL’s Mascara Dorada regained his CMLL World Welterweight Title when he beat Ryusuke Taguchi for the belt. Dorada becomes the 26th champion in the belts history and this is his 2nd reign. Taguchi held the belt for 6 months and successfully defended it twice in Japan. He is one of 3 Japanese stars to hold that belt previously (joining NOSAWA and Super Delfin).

Mascara Dorada in Japan
After the Best of Super Jr.’s Tournament, CMLL star Mascara Dorada remains in Japan for the “J-Sorts Crown 6-Man Openweight Tag Team Tournament” where he will be teaming with Hiroshi Tanahashi & KUSHIDA. Dorada’s team won their 1st Round match against TNA’s Brian Kendrick & Jado & Gedo, but fell to the team of Bad Intentions & Jushin Liger in the Semifinals. That team eventually made it to the Finals but fell to Apollo 555 (Hirooki Goto, Prince Devitt, & Ryusuke Taguchi). Dorada’s final match of his Japanese tour was a crazy 10-Man Tag which saw him team with Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tiger Mask IV, Tenzan, & Wataru Inoue, but the team fell to Tanaka, Yujiro, Jado, Gedo, & Dick Togo. Dorada now returns to Mexico with his CMLL Welterweight Title.
– J-Sports Crown 1st Round: Mascara Dorada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & KUSDHIA def. Brian Kendrick, Jado, & Gedo (06/21)
– J-Sports Crown Quarterfinals: Giant Bernard, Karl Anderson, & Jushin Thunder Liger def. Mascara Dorada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & KUSHIDA (06/22)
– Masato Tanaka, Yujiro, Jado, Gedo, & Dick Togo def. Mascara Dorada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Wataru Inoue, & Tiger Mask IV

CMLL 06/17 “Jucio Final” Arena Mexico Results
1) Metro & Stuka Jr. def. Shigeo Okumura & Yoshihashi
2) Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Texano Jr. def. Brazo de Plata, Hijo del Fantasma, & Valiente
3) Forjando un Idolo Trios: Negro Casas, Diamante, & Hijo del Signo def. Blue Panther, Fuego, & Polvora
4) Forjando un Idolo Trios: Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. def. Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Escorpion, & Angel de Oro
5) La Sombra, Rush, & Strong Man def. Mr. Niebla, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Mephisto
6) Mask vs. Mask Match: La Mascara def. Averno
– Pics courtesy of
– Attendance was said to have been about 14,000:

– La Sombra led his team to victory:

– Averno went all out in what is likely his final big match in CMLL as he and Mascara hit each other with everything they had and went at it for over 30 minutes:

– In the end Mascara hit Averno with his own Devils Wings followed by La Campana to get the win in the 3rd fall:

– Averno loses his mask to La Mascara and surprisingly this was only the 2nd Mask Match Averno has had under the “Averno” name (I hadn’t realized that before hand) and 4th Mask vs. Mask Match overall. This was his first loss. This was La Mascara’s 3rd Mask Match and his 3rd win. Averno’s real name is Renato Ruiz Cortez and he’s 34 years old (16 years as a wrestler):

– In a bit of bad news for those of us not fortunate to be among the 14,000 in attendance, CMLL will NOT be airing the Main Event on TV for several months. They announced this last week. It’s a way for them to try and get more people to show up at the shows by not showing the big matches on TV for “free.” This is extremely disappointing for Lucha fans not in Mexico City.

CMLL 06/19 Arena Mexcio Results
1) Leono & Metalico def. Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Dalys la Caribena, Goya Kong, & Luna Magica def. Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei, & Tiffany
3) Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma, & Sangre Azteca def. Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, & Virus
4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, & Toscano def. Hector Garza, Psicosis II, & Ephesto
5) La Mascara, Maximo, & Strong Man def. Averno, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Dragon Rojo Jr. via DQ
CMLL 06/20 Arena Puebla Results
1) Ares & Fuerza Chicana def. Tigre Rojo & Tigre Rojo Jr.
2) Bobby Zavala, Puma King, & Tiger Kid def. Metalico, Stigma, & Trueno
3) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Plata, & Guerrero Maya Jr. def. Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Skandalo
4) Histeria II, Olimpico, & Vangelis def. Hijo del Fantasma, Metro, & Sagrado
5) Averno, Mr. Niebla, & Mephisto def. La Sombra, La Mascara, & Rush

CMLL 06/21 Arena Mexico Results
1) Camaleon & Horuz def. Bronco & Ramstein
2) Hooligan, Nitro, & Skandalo def. Angel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, & Rey Cometa
3) Blue Panther, Fuego, & Sangre Azteca def. Felino, Ephesto, & Dr. X via DQ
4) NWA Light Heavyweight Title Tournament Finals: Rey Bucanero def. Hijo del Fantasma to win the title!
5) La Sombra, Strong Man, & Angel de Oro def. Shinsuke Nakamura, Mr. Niebla, & Rey Escorpion
– Pics courtesy of
– The NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship:

– Fantasma dives onto Bucanero with a Tope:

– Fantasma flies again:

– Bucanero answers with a Somersault Plancha:

– In the 3rd fall Fantasma went for his Fantasma Lariat but Bucanero avoided it and hit the Buca Storm to win the belt:

– Bucanero wins the NWA LH Title for the 1st time and is the 67th champion in the titles history joining the likes of Ray Mendoza Sr., Gory Guerrero, Dr. Wagner Sr., Chavo Guerrero Sr., Roddy Piper, Mascara Ano 2000, El Dandy, Tarzan Boy, Dr. Wagner Jr., Atlantis, and many more greats:

CMLL 06/24 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Molotov & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, & Marcela vs. La Amapola, Estrellita, & Princesa Sujei
3) Metro, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. vs. Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura, & Virus
4) Lightning Match: Valiente vs. Polvora
5) Forjando un Idolo Trios Finals: Atlantis, Delta, & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Negro Casas, Diamante, & Hijo del Signo
6) Ultimo Guerrero, Averno, & Dragon Rojo Jr. vs. La Mascara, Maximo, & Brazo de Plata

CMLL 06/26 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Semental & Zayco vs. Bengala & Freesbe
2) Bam Bam, Electrico, & Pequeno Halcon vs. Mercurio, Pequeno Universo 2000, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Rey Cometa, Sensei, & Dragon Lee vs. Euforia, Inquisidor, & Loco Max
4) Hector Garza, Psicosis II, & Histeria II vs. Shigeo Okumura, & Shinsuke Nakamura, & Ephesto
5) Blue Panther, La Mascara, & Black Warrior vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Averno, & Volador Jr.

CMLL 06/26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Divino & Hierro vs. Angel del Mal & In Memoriam
2) Apocalipsis & Mortiz vs. Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Angel Azteca, Guerrero Maya Jr., & Starman vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Rafaga, & Skandalo
4) Occidente Welterweight Title: Metal Blanco (c) vs. Tiger Kid
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, & Toscano vs. El Terrible, Texano Jr., & Tetsuya Naito
– Talk about a weird rudo team in the Main Event. No Limit and TT had a big feud last year which resulted in TT beating No Limit in a Hair vs. Hair Match, and they even took the feud to Japan.

CMLL 06/27 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Blue Center & Silver vs. Centauro de Fuego & Siki Osama
2) Estrella Magica, Lluvia, & Luna Magica vs. La Amapola, Mima Shimoda, & La Seductora
3) Astral, Bam Bam, & Electrico vs. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Nitro, & Pierrothito
4) Angel de Oro, Delta, & Diamante vs. Misterioso II, Polvora, & Rey Escorpion
5) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Rush vs. Averno, Mephisto, & Mr. Niebla

CMLL 06/28 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Camaleon & Robin vs. Disturbio & Semental
2) Dragon Lee, Starman, & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Inquisidor, Puma King, & Tiger Kid
3) Fuego, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, & Skandalo
4) Black Warrior, Diamante, & Toscano vs. Psicosis II, Histeria II, & Olimpico
5) Delta, Maximo, & Brazo de Plata vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Tetsuya Naito, & Rey Escorpion

CMLL 07/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Dalys la Caribena & Luna Magica vs. La Comandante & Princesa Blanca
2) Mascarita Dorada, Astral, & Electrico vs. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Nitro, & Pierrothito
3) Fuego, Sangre Azteca, & Stuka Jr. vs. Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, & Yoshihashi
4) Maximo, Rush, & Toscano vs. Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, & Texano Jr.
5) Ultimo Guerrero, Volador Jr., & Dragon Rojo Jr. vs. Psicosis II, Mr. Aguila, & El Alebrije



Last week AAA redesigned their website and in the new layout interestingly enough the “TNA” logo is present underneath the AAA logo alongside AAA partners and Corona.

Also, in the post TripleMania press conference they teased Jeff Jarrett vs. Dr. Wagner Jr., and Zorro said that he was going to go to TNA to get revenge on Jarrett. The thing is the storyline with Jarrett has him leaving TNA for the time being “moving to Mexico.” There are rumors that Zorro is definitely done with AAA for awhile but it’s unclear for what reason. There have been rumors of an injury for awhile and the poor shape he was in at TripleMania may lean to that. Then again, he could very well be heading to TNA which has been another rumor for almost a year now. TNA Officials were present backstage at “TripleMania” as well.

AAA 06/18 “TripleMania XIX” PPV Results
1) Aerostar, Argos, Fenix, & Sugi San def. Dark Dragon, Decnnis, Tigre Cota, & Tito Santana II
2) Mickie James, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, & Sexy Star def. Fabi Apache, Mari Apache, Cinthia Moreno, & Lolita
3) Tables, Ladders, & Chairs War: Electroshock, Heavy Metal, & Joe Lider def. Silver Kain, Ultimo Gladiador, & Chessman
4) Cibernetico, Charly Manson, Escoria, & Billy el Malo def. La Parka Jr., Octagon, Drago, & Ozz
5) AAA Tag Team Titles Steel Cage Match: Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans (c) def. Mr. Anderson & Abyss to retain the titles!
6) AAA Trios Titles Tournament Finals: Damian666, Halloween, & X-Fly def. Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown to win the titles!
7) AAA World Heavyweight Title: Jeff Jarrett def. El Zorro (c) to win the title!
8) Mask vs. Hair Match: L.A. Park def. El Mesias
9) AAA Latin America Title: Dr. Wagner Jr. def. Rob Van Dam to win the title!
– All pics courtesy of
– The gorgeous TripleMania set:

– Opener was a dark match that I HOPE makes TV or at least the DVD release.
– Argos flies!:

– Before the PPV opener Konnan & Joaquin Roldan came out and said that if anyone ran out tonight and interfered in ANY match they would be suspended (they had previously said fired).
– The Beautiful People reunite in Mexico:

– Mickie James makes her AAA debut with the Knockouts Title belt:

– Fabi Apache takes it to Mickie:

– Fabi & Mickie brawl:

– Knockouts & Sexy Star won their match when Mickie hit her Mickie-DT on Fabi for the clean win:

– Octagon was inducted into the AAA Hall of Fame:

– For some reason Electroshock replaced Nicho in the TLC Match (disappointing). EVERYONE bled in this one:

– Metal was taken out early with an injury so Nicho ran out to help and put Chessman through a table with a Rolling Guilotine Leg Drop:

– Tecnicos get the win after Electro Powerbombed Chessman through a table:

– Nicho was suspended “indefinitely” for interfering. No idea if they are going to stick with the ‘suspension’ angle or if Nicho will show up on the next AAA taping. Then again this could be a good way to get him in TNA for a few weeks, most notably Destination X since they’re hyping up former X-Division stars showing up (Nicho was apart of the very FIRST X-Division Title Match as well as appearing several other times over the years).
– Drago hits a Springboard Corkscrew Moonsault:

– During the next match Taboo came out holding La Parka Jr.’s son hostage (yes he is really holding an axe at this kid’s damn head):

– This distraction allowed Cibernetico to Chokeslam Parka for the pin. Taboo then released Parka’s son and revealed then revealed that he (Taboo) was actually Parka’s brother (he really is) and that he was the one that passed the X-Ray’s way back of Parka’s son to Ciber. Storyline continuity!
– The X-Division Champion, Abyss, makes his 2nd TripleMania appearence:

– Evans & Tiger double team the TNA World Champ:

– Evans hits a Standing Moonsault on Abyss:

– Tiger did a huge dive off the cage onto Abyss:

– Tiger escaped and then Anderson escaped leaving Evans & Abyss. Eventually Abyss tried to escape but Evans Powerbombed him off the top onto some thumbtacks to retain the titles:

– This is a pretty big win for Evans & Tiger despite Anderson & Abyss not being a regular team. Anderson is the current TNA World Heavyweight Champion and Abyss is the X-Division Champion:

– In the Trios Titles Match, Perro was in fact replaced by X-Fly.
– This is why clowns freak me the hell out, they even have a mini Clown now!:


– This one got hardcore quick:

– They did a spot where Damian was Powerbombed onto an exploding table or something. In the end Halloween hit Psycho with a DVD through a table for the win to make Perros del Mal the very first AAA Trios Champions:

– El Zorro vs. Jeff Jarrett for the AAA Title:

– Jarrett takes Zorro out with the trusty guitar:

– Zorro took a page out of Jarrett’s rival Kurt Angle with the Ankle Lock:

– The new AAA World Heavyweight Champion:

– Hijo de L.A. Park was in his dads corner for the Mask vs. Hair Match. The wheelchair bound Pierroth also accompanied Park to the ring:

– This was a LONG match where the two used everything on each other and it got very bloody:

– Eventually Park hit Mesias with a pair of Brass Knuckles to KO Mesias and shave his hair:

– Park celebrates with locks of Mesias’ hair:

– In the Latin America Title Match Wagner came out to a big traditional Mexican musical performance:

– RVD came out draped in an American flag:

– Dr. Wagner III was in his dad’s corner as well. They got alot of time here and hit each other with everything:

– After RVD actually kicked out of the Wagner Driver, Wagner hit a Hanging Spike DDT to finally take RVD out:

– After the match Wagner celebrated with the AAA tecnicos and with Maricela Pena:

– Overall the PPV went well over 4 hours long which will probably be butchered and edited down on TV. TNA went 2-2 on the show but took AAA’s World Heavyweight Title. Jeff Jarrett was beat by Kurt Angle on Impact Wrestling last week and “sent to Mexico” so it’s unlikely Jarrett will just take the belt back to TNA. He will probably remain in AAA and defend it.


Dragon Gate 06/17 Fukuoka Results
1) Naruki Doi & Ricochet def. Dragon Kid & Gamma
2) Don Fujii def. Rich Swann
3) Shingo Takagi def. Naoki Tanizaki
4) Masato Yoshino & PAC def. Akira Tozawa & Genki Horiguchi
5) CIMA, BxB Hulk, & Yasushi Kanda def. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, & Super Shisa

Dragon Gate 06/18 Fukuoka Results
1) Masaaki Mochizuki, Super Shisa, & Rich Swann def. Yasushi Kanda, Ryo Saito, & Tomahawk TT
2) Naoki Tanizaki def. Don Fujii
3) Akira Tozawa def. Susumu Yokosuka
4) Cyber Kong & Genki Horiguchi def. Shingo Takagi & Dragon Kid
5) Open The Brave Gate Title: PAC (c) def. Ricochet to retain the title!
6) Open The Triangle Gate Titles: Masato Yoshino, YAMATO, & Gamma def. Naruki Doi, CIMA, & BxB Hulk (c) to win the titles!

Dragon Gate 06/19 Fukuoka Results
1) Naoki Tanizaki, Tomahawk TT, & Ricochet def. Don Fujii, Gamma, & Super Shisa
2) Cyber Kong def. Susumu Yokosuka
3) CIMA & Akira Tozawa def. Masato Yoshino & Rich Swann
4) Naruki Doi & BxB Hulk def. Shingo Takagi & YAMATO
5) Open The Twin Gate Titles: Dragon Kid & PAC def. Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi (c) to win the titles!
6) Open The Dream Gate Title: Masaaki Mochizuki (c) def. Yasushi Kanda to retain the title!

Dragon Gate 06/22 Aichi Results
1) CIMA & Naruki Doi def. Gamma & Rich Swann
2) Masaaki Mochizuki def. Naoki Tanizaki
3) Masaaki Mochizuki & Dragon Kid def. Yasushi Kanda & Naoki Tanizaki
4) Masato Yoshino & PAC def. Ryo Saito & Ricochet
5) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, & Cyber Kong def. Shingo Takagi, YAMATO, & Susumu Yokosuka

Dragon Gate 06/30 Shizuoka Lineup
1) CIMA & Naruki Doi vs. Gamma & Rich Swann
2) Genki Horiguchi vs. Dragon Kid
3) Masato Yoshino vs. Naoki Tanizaki
4) PAC vs. Yasushi Kanda
5) Naniwa Elimination Match: BxB BHulk, Akira Tozawa, Ryo Saito, & Ricochet vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, & Susumu Yokosuka

Dragon Gate 07/01 Okayama Lineup
1) CIMA & Ricochet vs. Gamma & Rich Swann
2) Masato Yoshino vs. Shachihoko Machine
3) Dragon Kid vs. Naoki Tanizaki
4) Akira Tozawa & Genki Horiguchi vs. Shingo Takagi & PAC
5) BxB Hulk, Ryo Saito, & Naruki Doi vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, & Susumu Yokosuka

Dragon Gate 07/03 Osaka Lineup
1) Kzy & Naoki Tanizaki vs. Don Fujii & Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
2) 3-Way Dance: PAC vs. Ricochet vs. Rich Swann
3) Best of 5 Match #1: Genki Horiguchi & Tomahawk TT (BW) vs. KAGETORA & Gamma (JIII)
4) Best of 5 Match #2: Yasushi Kanda (BW) vs. Super Shisa (JIII)
5) Best of 5 Match #3: Naruki Doi (BW) vs. Susumu Yokosuka (JIII)
6) Best of 5 Match #4: Akira Tozawa & Genki Horiguchi (BW) vs. YAMATO & Shingo Takagi (JIII)
7) Best of 5 Match #5: CIMA, BxB Hulk, & Ryo Saito (BW) vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, & Masato Yoshino (JIII)
– The Best of 5 Series is between Blood Warriors (BW) and Junction Three (JIII).

Dragon Gate 07/08 Tokyo Lineup
– DARK MATCH: Kotoka vs. Super Shenlong
1) Taku Iwasa & Kenichiro Arai vs. Susumu Yokosuka & PAC
2) Naruki Doi, Ryo Saito, & Genki Horiguchi vs. Masato Yoshino, Super Shisa, & Rich Swann
3) Naoki Tanizaki & Kzy vs. Don Fujii & Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
4) Cyber Kong vs. KAGETORA
5) CIMA, Yasushi Kanda, & Ricochet vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, & Gamma
6) Akira Tozawa vs. YAMATO
7) BxB Hulk vs. Shingo Takagi

Dragon Gate 07/17 “DG Kobe Festival 2011” Hyogo Lineup
1) Akira Tozawa vs. Shingo Takagi
2) Open The Twin Gate Titles: Dragon Kid & PAC (c) vs. CIMA & Ricochet
3) Open The Triangle Gate Titles: YAMATO, Masato Yoshino, & Gamma (c) vs. Naruki Doi, Cyber Kong, & Yasushi Kanda
4) Open The Dream Gate Title: Masaaki Mochizuki (c) vs. BxB Hulk


CHIKARA Announces Major July Events

This week CHIKARA Pro announced two major events for July called “Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Sequel Night 1” and “Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Sexuel Night 2” in Reading, PA and Philly respectively. Last years “Chikarasaurus Rex” broke CHIKARA’s live attendance record and this year CHIKARA plans on doing things even BIGGER! There will be SEVERAL special guests competing at these events. UK stars Johnny Saint & Johnny Kid will be competing as well as Japanese joshi stars Makoto, Tsukasa Fujimoto, and CMLL’s Mima Shimoda! More stars to be announced following this weekends CHIKARA events.

CHIKARA Prepares Release of Card Game
This week CHIKARA is officially launching the Pre-Orders for their new “CHIKARA Pro Wrestling Card Game” produced by Filsinger Games. The game will officially be released at CHIKARA’s Chicago event this weekend (06/24). If you’re not able to attend the event and get the game, you can pre-order the game now. There are two editions of the game you can order. First, is the regular edition that comes with the cards (24 in all), game handbook, dice, action charts, instructions, and more. Also, there is a “Package Deal” you can order that includes 3 bonus cards (Delirious green mask version, Tim Donst, and the Dark Menace). The regular edition is $29 and the Package Deal is $35. To Pre-Order the game visit this link:

Viva la Lucha Live Event
On 07/22 Masked Republic & Viva la Lucha will be holding a live event in San Diego, CA featuring AAA’s L.A. Park & Konnan, Hijo de Rey Misterio, Solar I, former WWE star Kizarny, Black Tiger, Puma, and more. Tickets are only $10 for kids, $20 for adults and an extra $5 for VIP tickets (granting early entry plus meet & greet with the luchadors before the show). Tickets on sale July 1st, more information here:

IWL Coming to iPPV
This week Internet PPV (iPPV) company GoFightLive announced that Lucha Libre promotion IWL was going to air a live iPPV on July 3rdon GFL! This is the first Mexican Lucah promotion to run an iPPV (and the first of many most likely). The cull card is below in the Lineups section but it will be headlined by a Hardcore Trios Match pitting Mad Man Pondo, Zumbido, & Fantasma de la Opera against Super Crazy, Angel o Demonio, & Tony Rivera as well as Heddi Karaoui vs. Zumbi one-on-one. The event is called “IWL presents Lucha Libre – The Madman Takes Over Mexico” and will cost $14.99 and will be available in ALL countries. I sent GFL an e-mail about what language this PPV will be broadcast in (English or Spanish or both) but haven’t received a response yet.

INDY 06/15 Palenque de la Feria de Atlixco Results
1) Desafio & Pistolero def. Bandido & Desconocido
2) Black Devil & Bracito Metrosexual def. Nube Negra & Zeus Jr.
3) Octagoncito II & La Parkita def. Mini Histeria & Mini Psicosis
4) Octagon def. Chessman

INDY 06/16 Unidad Deportiva de Cuautla Results
1) Astin, Elektro, & Vector F222 def. Black Hangman, Raksas, & Voraz
2) Dalys la Caribena & Goya Kong def. La Amapola & Princesa Blanca
3) Electrico, Kalaquita, & Pequeno Maximo def. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Halcon, & Pierrothito
4) Brujo del Cat, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Mephisto def. Angel de Oro, Arana, & Maximo
5) Volador Jr., Hector Garza, & La Mascara def. Ultimo Guerrero, Averno, & Mr. Niebla

IWRG 06/16 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Alan Extreme & Keshin Black def. Triton & Volaris
2) Carta Brava JR., El Pollo Asesino, & Imposible def. Comando Negro, Dinamic Black, & Hijo del Pantera
3) 2011 Rey del Ring: El Pantera def. Ultimo Gladiador, Bestia666, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Black Terry, Veneno, Multifacetico, Oficial 911, Scorpio Jr., Trauma I, Oficial Fierro, Oficial AK47, Bobby Lee Jr., Cerebro Negro, Centurion, Villano IV, Pimpinela Escarlata, Drago, Dinamic Black, Fresero Jr., Dr. Cerebro, Avisman, Chico Che, El Hijo del Diablo, Golden Magic, Eterno, Bombero Infernal, Trauma II, Hijo del Brazo, & Saruman

INDY 06/18 Palacio de los Deportes Results
1) Drastik Boy & Pequeno Espiritu def. Kaleth & Pequeno Cobra
2) Ashley & Sexy Angel def. Dashuri & Keira
3) Black Mamba, Silver Tiger, & Tiger Lee def. Barbaro I, Barbaro II, & Pitbull Devastador
4) Black Fire & Silver Star def. Blazer & Violento Jack
5) Daga & Freelance def. Eterno & Suicida

LL-USA 06/18 “Masked Warriors” TV Taping Albuquerque, NM Lineup
1) Rocky Romero def. Petey Williams
2) El Oriental def. Tinieblas Jr.
3) Handicap Match: Marco Corleone def. Head Hunter I & Head Hunter II
4) Super Nova def. Jon Rekon via COUNTOUT
5) Mr. Aguila def. El Oriental
6) Jay Lethal def. Medianoche
7) LL-USA Tag Team Titles: Petey Williams & Jon Rekon def. Rocky Romero & Super Nova to win the vacant titles!
8) Pequeno Halloween, Octagoncito, & Mini Park def. Vladamiro, Chrissy Cialis, & Rebecca Reyes
9) LL-USA Heavyweight Title 3-Way: RJ Brewer def. Lizmark Jr. (c) & Marco Corleone to win the title!
– After Oriental surprised Tinieblas by pinning him, Tineblas’ new group Sol ran out and beat down Oriental until Aguila ran out to make the save. Aguila then took out Oriental!
– To get into the Title Match Marco had to beat both Head Hunters which he did.
– RJ Brewer & The Right, Marco, & Lizmark came out to sign the contract for the 3-Way. Lizmark added stipulations to the match where if RJ lost The Right would have to disband and if Marco was pinned his head would be shaved! RJ said he didnt need The Right to win the belt which pissed off Petey & Rekon so they argued up the ramp. Marco then attacked Lizmark and left him lying in the ring.
– Aguila pinned Oriental clean in what was said to have been a great match.
– Pequeno Halloween came to the ring with Jay Lethal and Mini Park came with Medianoche for the Lethal-Media match. After Lethal’s win Halloween & Park shook hands and agreed to join up against Rebecca Reyes and her team at the Finale.
– Lizmark came back out and said he would retain his belt. Marco then came out followed by RJ Brewer. The two Americans attacked Lizmark and beat him down until Sol ran out and beat down Marco & Brewer. The lights went out and when they came back on Sol was standing in the ring surrounding Lizmark. Lizmark then raised his hands in the air followed by the rest of Sol signifying that Lizmark was now leading the group.
– Petey won the belts for The Right after a Canadian Destroyer on Rocky Romero.
– Halloween pinned Rebecca Reyes in the Minis vs. Chicas match.
– The 3-Way was said to have been a great match. Marco hit the Marc of Excellence on Lizmark but also hit the referee in the process. Sol ran out but Marco hit the Air Corleone over the top onto Sol taking them out! Marco slid back in the ring and Lizmark took him out with a cane shot. Announcer (and former WWE/ECW/TNA star) Stevie Richards then slid in the ring and Stevie Kicked Lizmark! He then rolled RJ over Lizmark and woke up the referee giving RJ the win and the title!
– The rest of The Right came out and the group celebrated with all the titles and the new member Stevie Richards.
– These were the last 3 shows of what is to be Season 2 of “Masked Warriors” with the final 3 matches being the finale.
– Alex Roberts of PWTorch compiled all of the results for this (and the rest of Season 2 of LL-USA as well). Roberts spoke with the LL-USA Head of Creative, Alex Abrahantes, after the show. Abrahantes said that all of the shows from December until this one would comprise the 13-episode Season of “Masked Warriors” and Season 3 would also be 13 episodes. When will Season 3 start taping? July 30th. When will season 2 begin airing? No one knows. LL-USA assures everyone that it WILL be airing but the problem is that neither MTV2 nor LL-USA has given us even a month of when they plan on airing Season, and now before (likely) we even hear when/if Season 2 will air they’re taping Season 3 in July.

UWE 06/19 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Radamantis & Warrior Steel I def. Diabolic & Super Mega Jr.
2) Angel de la Noche, Rey Krystal, & Tortuguillo Ninja def. The Killer JR., Leopardo Negro III, & Yoruba
3) Chico Bonice, Chucho el Roto, & Zumbi def. Daga, Epitafio, & Eterno via DQ
4) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, & Juventud Guerrera def. Daga, Eterno, & Misterio
5) Ray Mendoza Jr., Villano III, & Villano IV def. Rambo, Sangre Chicana, & Scorpio Jr.

IWRG 06/19 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Saruman & Triton def. Dark Devil & Keshin Black
2) Alan Extreme & Imposible def. Dinamic Black & Triton
3) Carta Brava Jr., El Pollo Asesino, & Fresero Jr. def. Centurion, Golden Magic, & Hijo del Pantera
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Multifacetico def. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
5) Super Crazy, Bestia666, & Cerebro Negro def. El Pantera, Argos, & El Angel

IWRG 06/23 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Dinamic Black & Saruman vs. Alan Extreme & Imposible
2) Eterno, Golden Magic, & Hombre Azul vs. Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, & El Pollo Asesino
3) Argos, Ronin, & Sugi San vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown vs. Super Crazy, Mascara Ano 2000, & Villano IV

CHIKARA 06/24 “The Case of the Bulletproof Waldo” Chicago, IL Lineup
1) Ophidian & Hieracon vs. Emperador & Ripper
2) El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr. vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Jakob Hammermeier
3) Soldier Ant & Green Ant vs. Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor
4) Eddie Kingston vs. Colt Cabana
5) 12 Large Summit Block A: Icarus vs. Sara del Ray
6) 12 Large Summit Block B: UltraMantis Black vs. Fire Ant
7) Willie Richardson, Acid Jaz, & Marshe Rockett vs. Ares, Tim Donst, & Tursas

CHIKARA 06/25 “A Demon In His Pocket” Taylor, MI
1) Cameron Skyy, Bryce Benjamin, & Joey Marx vs. Gavin Quinn, Tommy Treznik, & Ded Vaughn
2) Dasher Hatfield & Sugar Dunkerton vs. Tim Donst & Jakob Hammermeier
3) Hieracon vs. Vin Gerard
4) Icarus vs. Gregory Iron
5) Hallowicked & Frightmare vs. Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano
6) Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, & Green Ant vs. Ares, Claudio Castagnoli, & Tursas
7) 12 Large Summit Block A: Ophidian vs. Mike Quackenbush
8) 12 Large Summit Block B: UltraMantis Black vs. Eddie Kingston
– Amasis’ partner Ophidian is replacing him in the Tournament due to Amasis’ recent injury.

CHIKARA 06/26 “The Evil That Lies Within Pt. 4” Lakewood, OH
1) Ophidian vs. Sugar Dunkerton
2) Cheech vs. Jakob Hammermeier
3) Dasher Hatfield vs. Tursas
4) 4-Corner Tag Team Elimination: Jimmy Olsen & Colind Delaney-Olsen vs. Ice Cream Jr. & El Hijo del Ice Cream vs. Flip Kendrick & Louis Lyndon vs. Kobald & Obariyon
5) UltraMantis Black & Hallowicked vs. Ares & Tim Donst
6) CHIKARA Young Lions Cup: Frightmare (c) vs. Kodama
7) Eddie Kingston vs. Hieracon
8) Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, Green Ant, & Mike Quackenbush vs. Vin Gerard, Chuck Taylor, Icarus, & Johnny Gargano
– Flip Kendrick & Louis Lyndon in that 4-Way Tag are the team known as Aeroform, but also they are the masked Puerto Rican Powers in Lucha Libre USA.

IWRG 06/26 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Saruman & Triton vs. Dark Devil & Keshin Black
2) Dinamic Black & Eragon vs. Alan Extreme & Imposible
3) Centurion, Golden Magic, & Hijo del Pantera vs. Bombero Infernal, Carta Brava Jr., & El Pollo Asesino
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Multifacetico vs. Oficial AK47, Oficial 911, & Oficial Fierro
5) El Pantera, Argos, & El Angel vs. Super Crazy, Bestia666, & Dr. Cerebro

AULL 06/26 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Belial & Diabolic vs. Pavor & Seiya
2) Fulgores I, Fulgores II, & Pequeno Valiente vs. El Demente, Yoruba, & Zoom Driver
3) Chico Bonice, Mr. Potro, Sadico, & Yakuza vs. Epitafio, Judas el Traidor, Misterio, & Sepulturero
4) AULL Light Heavyweight Title: Terry 2000 (c) vs. Iron Love
5) Juventud Guerrera, Fuerza Guerrera, & Scorpio Jr. vs. Damian666, Bestia666, & X-Fly

UWE 07/03 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Chico Bonice, Mr. Potro, & Super Panda vs. Epitafio, Herejia, & Judas el Traidor
2) AULL Lightweight Title: Sadico (c) vs. TBA
3) AULL Trios Titles: Rey Krimen, Sepulturero, & Terry 2000 (c) vs. Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana, & Yakuza
4) UWE Tag Team Titles: Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis (c) vs. Ray Mendoza Jr. & Villano IV

IWL 07/03 “Lucha Libre: The Madman Takes Over Mexico” iPPV Deportivo Tlalli Lineup
1) Epidemia & Heavy Boy vs. Centinela & Quimico Jr.
2) Eterno, Freelance, & Tribal vs. Cerebro Negro, Cyborg, & Veneno
3) IWL Internet Title 3-Way Dance: Suicida vs. Low Rider vs. Pesadilla
4) Brazilian Shoot Fight: Heddi Karaoui vs. Zumbi
5) Hardcore Trios Match: Fantasma de la Opera, Madman Pondo, & Zumbido vs. Super Crazy, Angel o Demonio, & Tony Rivera