AAA Announces Brand Split

After months of talking on the MLW Radio Podcast and a recent announcement by AAA to work with FactoryMade Ventures to expand AAA’s America prescience  it finally looks like AAA will tour America. While dates have not announced, at Rey de Reyes it was announced AAA would have a brand split coming.

AAA Fusion will be run Joaquin Roldin and Dorian will run AAA Evolucion. Evolucion is RUMORED to be the American brand. On the March 14 MLW Radio Podcast, Konnan talks about the eventual plans to have a new AAA show on El Rey, a bi-lingual hispanic television station to come to American airwaves in 2014. This will likely be the home of Evolucion though details are sketchy at the moment.

The only name that has been truly passed around through the pipeline is El Mesias (mainly cause Konnan mentioned that he is a Puerto Rican citizen and will not need a passport the same way say Cibernetico would as well as him being bi-lingual.) Others that could be assumed are Teddy Hart, Jack Evans and Octagon Jr. (if he does not goto WWE anytime soon) without looking at Mexican talents who have passports and are in good standing.

It will be interesting to see how AAA Evolucion shapes up. I do not see AAA Fusion being much different than how it is currently except for a few wrestlers not being used as they are in America now. As news comes out, we will keep up with it.


AAA Rey de Reyes Results and

AAA held their annual Rey de Reyes  on March 17 out of Plaza de Toros in Monterrey, Mexico.

In the finals of the AAA Fusion title tournament Fenix defeated AAA Cruiserweight champion Juventud Guerrera, Daga and the returning Crazy Boy to become the first AAA Fusion champion.

Sexi Star vacated the Reina de Reinas title last month leading to four qualifying matches leading to a fatal four-way that was held at Rey de Reyes. Fabi Apache beat Mari Apache, Taya Walkyrie and LuFisto to win the fatal four-way and start her second Reina de Reinas title reign.

Texano Jr. successfully defended the AAA title over Blue Demon Jr. Blue Demon Jr. later mad a mask vs. hair challenge for TripleMania. (If this happens color me shocked.)

El Mesias beat Canek and LA Park to win Rey de Reyes. Earlier in the show El Mesias out lasted Heavy Metal, La Parka, Parka Negra, Octagon and Pentagon Jr. to enter the finals while LA Park beat Jack Evans, Villano IV, Psicois, Drago and Chessmans and Canek beat Perro Aguayo Jr., Cibernetico, Electroshock, Silver King & Toscano to enter the finals.

Elsewhere on the show Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker & Soul Rocker beat Monster Clown, Murder Clown and Psycho Clown in a six-man tag match. The AAA Trios titles were not on the line.

Lucha Libre USA 2013 Tour

Lucha Libre USA is a promotion that runs lucha libre shows in America. In 2009 they worked together with AAA to bring a two show tour to California and Las Vegas however the two promotions would not work together. In summer 2010, Lucha Libre USA debuted the somewhat successful Masked Warriors program on MTV2  airing 7 shows in 2010 as a part of season 2 before airing 4 more in 2011. If you want to watch these they are available on Hulu (you do not even need to have a plus account to access these episodes.)

After scrapping the tv show for 2012, Lucha Libre USA ran a tour in 2012. After weeks of rumors sparked by sponsor Dr. Pepper 10, Lucha Libre USA will continue their second year of running tours. The touring group for the show includes Blue Demon Jr., RJ Brewer (John Walters to you early Ring of Honor fans), Lizmark Jr., Jon Rekon (Strong Man), Stevie Richards, Psicosis (the CMLL one), Mr. Aguila, El Hijo Del Fantasma, Super Crazy, Super Nova, Pequeno Halloween, Mascara Purpura, Solar, Melina, Hurricane Helms and more include RCW wrestlers for some shows.

The dates of the show have been announced with only the Phoenix show naming a venue, the Grand Canyon University Arena.

04/12: San Jose, Ca
04/14: Los Angeles, CA
04/19: Houston, TX
04/21: Phoenix, AZ
04/26: Austin, TX
04/27: Laredo, TX
04/28: San Antonio, TX
05/03: Chicago, IL
05/05: Dallas, TX

Interesting to note that Marco Corelone and Rocky Romero who have been fixtures of Lucha Libre USA are not a part of the tour. Marco wrestles for CMLL but so does Psicosis, Aguila and Fantasma. Rocky Romero has since become a regular for New Japan Pro Wrestling so perhaps that is why he is not going to wrestle for Lucha Libre USA this time around.


Full Dragon Gate Cards for Champion Gate in Osaka

3/2/2013: Champion Gate Night 1 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
1. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora vs. Akira Tozawa, Mondai Ryu, Kzy
2. Naruki Doi & Shachihoko BOY vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! & Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Dolphin
3. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi & Super Shenlong vs. Jimmy Susumu, Kotoka & Cyber Kong
4. Masato Yoshino & Rich Swann vs. CIMA & Super Shisa
5. Open the Twin Gate Champions Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii defend vs. BxB Hulk & Uhaa Nation
6. Open the Brave Gate Champion Dragon Kid defends vs. HUB

3/3/2013: Champion Gate Night 2 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
0. Jimmy Kagetora vs. Chihiro Tominaga
1. Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk & Uhaa Nation vs. Don Fujii, Dragon Kid & HUB
2. Mondai Ryu & Kzy vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa & Cyber Kong
3. YAMATO vs. Jimmy Susumu
4. Shingo Takagi & Super Shenlong vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Kotoka
5. Open the Triangle Gate Champion Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! & Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Dolphin defends vs. Naruki Doi, Shachihoko BOY & Rich Swann
6. Open the Dream Gate Champion CIMA defends vs. Masato Yoshino

It is interesting to note that Tominaga is set to face off with Kagetora again. In recent weeks, Tominaga faced off with Kagetora in the first matches or dark matches on several shows. I would not read too much.

CIMA enters into the third defense of his Every Month title defense series.

Now you may think it is weird to see Dragon Kid and HUB to team up the next night but remember they are both members of the Veteran Army.

Gamma is still injured so he is likely replaced by Kotoka in match 4.

Nice to see Uhaa Nation getting in the mix with the second match. I am interested in seeing how his knee holds.

I don’t know if any of the matches will be title title changes. If I had to put money on any of them, I would say the Triangle Gate match.


Dr. Wagner Says He Wants Out of AAA

The often controversial Dr. Wagner Jr. wants to leave AAA (again.) Rather than showing up at a CMLL show that his son was on in 2010, this time he made a comment on a La WagnerMania (a lucha fan site) and says that he wants to go home (one would assume CMLL.) Wagner claims that he is being held to AAA due to his contract going into 2014. Dorian Roldan (the owner of AAA) responded by stating that while Dr. Wagner Jr. cannot leave for CMLL and will not be used until Wagner admits he is still under contract. As of right now, CMLL claims they don’t want him.


Wagner could jump to CMLL if he walks away from the deal. By walking away, Wagner will likely face a lawsuit with AAA. Though a lawsuit has not blocked wrestlers going to CMLL rather than staying out of the light like a wrestler would in America. Los Invasores faced lawsuits when they first jumped to CMLL but the issues never affected them jumping. Just the names except for Psicosis as there is the second Psicosis in CMLL and the original Psicosis took back his name and the mask after getting a fireball in the face during feud last year.

This is at least the second time Wagner has teased a jump. During the height of the CMLL Invasores angle in 2010, Wagner teased a jump to CMLL by saving his son Hijo de Dr. Wagner from an attack after his match. At the time, Wagner Jr. was the AAA champion and claimed to several reporters he was jumping to CMLL. However he ended up not departing AAA and the issue would eventually become swept up as a simple rub to his son.

As more news comes out on Wagner’s contract status, we will bring it to you.



Truth Gate In Kobe Sambo Hall Results and Updated Cards for Champion Gate and Korakuen Hall

2/15/2013 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall – 850 Attendance
0. Jimmy Kagetora defeated Chihiro Tominaga by pinfall following a vertical drop brainbuster at 5:23.
1. Jimmy Susumu and Ryo Jimmy Saito defeated Mondai Ryu and Kzy when  Susumu pinned Kzy following the Genkai at  9:57.

  • Mad Blankey attack the Jimmys after the match only for Mr. Pii Pii Tomakomai Penguin to come out frot the save.

2. HUB defeated Cyber Kong by pinfall following the Jackhammer at 7:58.

  • After the match, HUB challenged Dragon Kid for his Brave Gate title. Kid accepted the challenge.

3. CIMA and Don Fujii defeated Rich Swann and Shachihoko BOY when CIMA pinned BOY after the Schwein at 12:39.

  • Following the match Team Veteran Returns sang Happy Birthday to Swann and gave him a present. A Fujii chokeslam.

4. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi and Super Shenlong defeated Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid and Kotoka when Shenlong pinned Kotoka after a swan dive guillotine drop at 15:33.

  • Kotoka replaced an injured Gamma.

5. Open the Dream Gate #1 Contender Match: Masato Yoshino defeated Naruki Doi by submission with the SolNaciente at 19:36.

  • Doi would challenge The Jimmys to a Triangle Gate shot teaming with BOY and Swann. It was granted for Champion’s Gate.

6. Special Tag Match: Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk defeated Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin and Mr. Pii Pii Tomakomai Penguin{L} when Hulk pinned Tomakomai after the First Flash.

  • Mad Blankey continue to attack Penguin after the match. Hulk even took scissors and cut Tomakomai’s hair.  
  • Team Veteran Returns would make the save.
  • The two units would argue and set for an all out war elimination match that would end up being a 5 on 5 match as Tozawa announced that Uhaa Nation would make his first appearance in Dragon Gate after getting a major ACL injury during DGUSA Heat 2012’s triangle six-man match. Though, Team Veteran would need to team with Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa.
  • After this, Hulk challenged MochiFujii for the Twin Gate, They assumed it would be Mondai Ryu teaming with Hulk but it would be announced that Uhaa would be his partner.
  • After all of this, Tomakomai stated the he would recover from his recent losing streak first losing his name, being kicked from Mad Blankey, this match and now his hair. He also stated that for now, he will be a lone wolf not aligning with any unit.

Based on the results from the Kobe Sambo Hall event, the cards for Champion’s Gate and the March 7 Korakuen Show have been updated. The Korakuen Hall event has its full car formally announced.

3/2/2013 Champion Gate Night 1: Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
-Open the Brave Gate Title Match: Dragon Kid defends vs. HUB
-Open the Twin Gate Title Match: Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii defends vs. BxB Hulk, Uhaa Nation

3/3/2013 Champion Gate Night 2: Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
-Open the Triangle Gate: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Dolphin defends vs. Naruki Doi, Shachihoko BOY, Rich Swann
-Open the Dream Gate: CIMA defends vs. Masato Yoshino

3/7/2013 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko BOY vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda
2. Open the Owarai Gate Title Match: Kikutaro defends vs. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
3. Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin vs. Super Shisa
4. Pro Wrestling – Singing – Alcohol Best of 3 Falls 3 Way Match: Don Fujii vs. Jimmy Kagetora vs. Rich Swann
5. Captains Fall Match: Kenichiro Arai, Kotoka(c), Cyber Kong vs. YAMATO, Super Shenlong III, Chihiro Tominaga(c)
6. K-ness vs. Shingo Takagi
7. MAD BLANKEY vs. Team Veteran Returns Elimination Match: Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Mondai Ryu, Kzy, Uhaa Nation vs. CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, HUB, Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa


CMLL Crowns Reyes del Aire 2013 Champion and a Match of Bets Challenge is Accepted

After Thunder’s debut and the the title matches CMLL has some major news come out.

Over the last two weeks on CMLL’s weekly Arena Mexico shows on Friday. To qualify for the finals there were two 16-man torneo ciberneticos where the winner would advance (rather than a single torneo like the last few years where Angel de Oro won the annual tournaments in Arena Mexico in February and Virus won a one-off 12-man tournament in Arena Puebla during October.

On the February 1 Arena Mexico  show; Averno, Delta, Dragon Rojo, Euforia, Hijo del Fantasma, Felino, La Mascara, Mr. Aguila, Namajague, Polvora, Rey Cometa, Sagrado, La Sombra, Stuka Jr., Tiger and Titan would enter the first cibernetico. La Sombra won and would advance to the finals on February 15. On the February 8 Arena Mexico show; Angel de Oro, Diamante, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Mascara Dorada, Maximo, Mephisto, Nibela Roja, Psicosis, Puma, Rey Escorpion, Sangre Azteca, Triton, Valiente, Virus and Volador Jr would enter the second. Volador Jr. would win leading to the continuation of the Sombra-Volador feud in the finals to determine the Reyes del Aire for 2013.

Rather than the lightning matches, the finals were held under two out of three falls rules like typical lucha matches. In typical lucha fashion Mephisto and Mije seconded Volador and Mascara seconded Sombra. Sombra won with a double moonsault in fall 1, Volador won with a backcracker in fall 2. Sombra won the third fall with a cradle. After the match, both Volador and Sombra made mask match challenges between the two.

Elsewhere on the February 15 show, Namajague  and Stuka Jr. continued their feud. In recent weeks Stuka has made mask match challenges to Namajgue. Recently Rey Cometa has entered the argument challenging Namajague’s partner Okumura challenging him to a hairs match. Finally after weeks of teasing, Namajague and Okumura accepted the challenges and will likely have a tag team mask and hairs match at CMLL’s yearly Dos Leyendas when CMLL is known for bet matches for their bigger shows.