Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre:
AAA matchmaker Konnan joined Mister Saint Laurent on this week’s episode of MLW Radio, available right now at MLW.com. He spoke about CMLL’s decision to introduce a new Mistico to replace WWE’s Sin Cara.
“Everyone knows who he is,” said Konnen. “It’s a guy called Dragon Lee. He’s a young high flyer who is actually very good and does some really wild [stuff], but isn’t as polished as Mistico and he’s not very well liked even though he’s a face in CMLL. One of the reasons is because Mexico City mostly likes heels. Mostly everyone gets booed in Arena Mexico that are babyfaces. He’s already getting booed and usually guys, whether it’s the guy who took over the Psicosis gimmick or the guy that took over the La Parka gimmick, at the beginning they get a lot of heat from the people because they know they’re not the original and people shout [stuff] at them.
“Usually guys that were clones weren’t as good as the original guys and this guy isn’t going to be the exception. I think that it’s CMLL being desperate because nothing they’re doing right now is really drawing. They don’t really have any real big stars. They have a lot of good young wrestlers and some good veteran wrestlers, but they don’t have those stars where you can bring them to a TV station and ask them to do an interview.”
– EMLL announced a new concept called En Busca de un Idolo, which is similar to last year’s Forjano un Idolo. This special competition features eight luchadores competing in lightning matches at Arena Mexico on both Tuesdays and Fridays, starting on April 27. The winners get points from victories and points from categories judged by a chosen panel: character, charisma, personality and fan response. The fans will get to vote online at enbuscadeunidolo.com. The matches will air on Cadena Tres and on a special web show each Wednesday.
The competitors in the tournament will be Diamante, Dragon Lee, Titan, Triton, Euforia, Niebla Roja, Polvora, & Puma King. The tecnicos will be coached by Atlantis & Franco Columbo and the rudos will be coached by Ultimo Guerrero & Tony Salazar. The tournament is expected to last a couple of months.
– At the press conference announcing the tournament, a big dustup happened between Fuerza TRT (Damian el Terrible, Rey Bucanero & Tiger) and the CMLL Trios champions La Tercia Sensacion (Marco Corleone, Maximo & Rush). Terrible and Rush were especially going after each other, and a match was set up for the Dia de los Ninos show on April 29 at Arena Mexico.
– Halloween claimed that the situation between him and Los Perros del Mal in AAA was that he was just fulfilling his dates at first, but he has settled all matters with the Perros and he is back with them for good. He is currently working out his dates with Familia de Tijuana.
– Rey Misterio Sr. is resigning from his position on the Baja California Box y Lucha Commission. He will become a promoter exclusively.
Sarita has returned to Mexico after missing Tuesday’s CMLL show at in Mexico City due to an emergency requiring her to visit her native country Canada. She said on Facebook that she’ll be on hand for Saturday’s Lockdown InterAction Fanfest and Sunday’s Lockdown pay-per-view.
Sarita stated Wednesday on Facebook that she will be wrestling at this Friday’s Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre event at Arena Mexico. The TNA Knockout has not competed since taking a scary fall during a two out of three falls tag team match at the same venue on November 22, 2011. She slipped on the top rope while attempting to dive and fell flat on her face onto the wooden floor. She was placed on a stretcher while the match continued and subsequently hospitalized.
More of the same regarding luchador Averno finally coming to WWE. Averno recently lost his one singles title with the CMLL promotion in Mexico, which immediately started the talk up of him leaving for the WWE roster.
Averno’s WWE debut faces another roadblock this time as Sin Cara is injured and out of action until some time in 2012. The upside for Averno is that WWE may bring him up now to feud with Hunico, Epico and Primo since Cara is out.
- Despite being hospitalized last week after taking a bad bump in Mexico for the CMLL promotion, TNA Knockout Sarita won CMLL’s annual bodybuilding competition this weekend. Sarita has now won the competition 6 years in a row.
- The ratings for Thursday’s Thanksgiving episode of TNA Impact Wrestling are delayed due to the holiday.
- Below is video of TNA Knockout Christy Hemme discussing her early days in wrestling and Trish Stratus. The clip comes from Hemme’s new Bloodstained Memoirs DVD.
Sarita was hospitalized Tuesday after taking a hard fall during a two out of three falls match in Mexico City, Mexico.
Sarita, who appears as Dark Angel for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, slipped on the top rope while attempting to dive and crashed onto the hardwood floor. She was placed on a stretcher and immediately hospitalized.
Wednesday evening on Facebook, Sarita thanked her fans for their well wishes and stated that while she remains sore, she has since recovered. She says she fully intends on competing in today’s CMLL bodybuilding competition, which she has won five years in a row.
She wrote, “Gracias a todos por la buena vibra! Ando dolorida por la lucha y caida de ayer, pero estoy completa! Tengo toda intencion de presentarme manana en el concurso de fisicoconstructivismo. Espero verlos ahi, la entrada es con el boleto de las luchas de este viernes. Ustedes me inspiran, GRACIAS!”
Meanwhile, Power Slam reports she has made a full recovery from her facial paralysis.
To view photos from the incident, click here.
Mexican mini wrestler Mascarita Dorado, who is one of the best right now, was told he would be offered a WWE contract after a strong performance at the tryouts in Mexico City last month. Several other lucha stars were expected to be offered contracts. They won’t be coming in any time soon as there are visa issues to take care of, among other things.
As noted before, Averno is expected to arrive soon.
Some of the stars who tried out for WWE when the company was in Mexico earlier this month were El Hijo de LA Park (son of LA Park), Bestia 666 (son of Damian 666), Zumbi, La Sombra, El Hijo del Fantasma, Volador Jr., CMLL star Magnus, Dr. Wagner III (son of Wagner Jr.) and Averno.
It was reported earlier that WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio got most of these guys their tryouts but apparently the only one he recommended was Bestia 666.
All of the masked men worked matches in the ring for WWE producers, without their masks, and were video taped.
Regarding Averno, it’s believed he is coming to WWE still, as soon as they are ready for him to feud with the original Sin Cara.
Regarding the recent WWE tryouts in Mexico, it’s being reported there that Dr. Wagner III, Hiji del LA Park and Bestia 666 were some of the stars who got tryouts. They are the sons of their famous fathers. Apparently they got the tryouts at the behest of Rey Mysterio, who is close to their fathers.
Brazilian wrestler Zumbi is also rumored to have worked a tryout. Word is that of the 7 CMLL guys who got tryouts on Sunday, one has been offered a deal but it’s unknown if they accepted or not.
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As noted before, several CMLL, AAA and independent wrestlers worked tryouts with WWE when they were in Mexico this
past week. Regarding CMLL, it’s said 7 or so talents got tryouts and there were implied threats that if anyone was found to have worked a tryout, they would be suspended or fired from the promotion.
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7 stars from the CMLL promotion in Mexico received tryouts on Sunday at the SmackDown tapings. It’s being reported that a group of independent wrestlers and talents from Mexico’s AAA promotion received tryouts at the RAW tapings on Saturday.
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Averno said in an interview over the weekend that many people thought that once he lost his mask that he would go on a downward spiral in his career but that has not been the case as he has felt reborn since losing it because he now has his family’s honor to uphold. Averno also talked about the report by Super Luchas in May that he was signing with WWE and said that nothing was ever concrete and that while it is a dream of his to become a star in the United States as he has already conquered Mexico along with having success with New Japan his home is with EMLL. Averno said that if WWE comes with a deal that he would listen to it of course but his heart is in Mexico. Averno then talked about WWE becoming big in Mexico and said that the wrestlers themselves are to blame because they go out and throw around these big challenges for mask and hair matches but never deliver which angers the fans because they get their hopes up and some of these guys never follow through.
The Record in Mexico has yanked their interview with Sin Cara discussing his WWE Wellness Policy suspension offline. I was told yesterday that WWE was very upset about him discussing the issue publicly, specifically his claim that he didn’t understand why he was being suspended.
Word going around yesterday and at last night’s RAW was that WWE will not be bringing Sin Cara back after he failed a Wellness test. As noted before, it’s believed that Cara actually failed the test in mid-June but was just suspended yesterday. There is a lot of heat on Cara for the suspension because he’s been promoted as Triple H’s first major international hire.