El Fantasma who is the head of the Distrito Federal Box y Lucha Commission announced recently that they were going to be offering health insurance for luchadores and their families but it was originally believed that only the independent contractors would be taking part but many AAA luchadores and their families signed up for the service on Friday. This is a really good idea on their part especially the high flyers.
Ray Mendoza Jr. stated in an interview with Metro over the weekend that the luchadores that were scheduled to work his retirement show on 3/16 at Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera in Mexico City were informed by the Todos x Todos people that they would be banned from working their show in the same building on 3/23. Mendoza said that he booked the show first and that TxT followed his lead after Hijo del Santo wasn’t invited to work his retirement show because of his heat with AAA which would’ve killed his chances of getting talent from them. Mendoza said that Rayman, Cien Caras Jr., & Hijo del Mascara Ano Dos Mil have pulled out of his show with Rayman in particular saying to him that he would be blackballed from TxT if he didn’t pull out. A key factor in the decision making also seems to be the fact that the Mendoza show is also a charity show with the proceeds going to a children’s organization so the guys are going for the money. Santo vehemently denied this story on Twitter and said that Mendoza is being highly unprofessional because he has supported them over the years citing Villano IV winning the Copa TxT last year. Santo will have a press conference tomorrow to talk about his show and reveal the main event but I’m sure the main story will be Mendoza’s complaint. This is interesting as well because since being basically blackballed himself by EMLL, Santo has complained for years about promotions vetoing talent from working with him on shows and now it is being reported his promotion is doing the same thing.
EMLL 2/22 – Arena Mexico
1. Demus 3:16 & Mercurio beat Acero & Aereo
2. Pegasso/Starman/Triton defeated Escandalo/Hooligan/Nitro
3. Guerrero Maya Jr./Rey Cometa/Stuka Jr. beat Misterioso II/Namajague/Shigeo Okumura when Namajague sprayed mist in Okumura’s eyes by mistake and Cometa submitted him while Stuka fouled and pinned Namajague.
4. Mr. Aguila/Psicosis/Volador Jr. defeated Angel de Oro/Mascara Dorada/La Sombra
5. Lightning Match: La Mascara beat Averno
6. Marco Corleone/Rush/Shocker defeated Damian el Terrible/Mr. Niebla/Ultimo Guerrero when Rush fouled and pinned Terrible.
EMLL 2/24 – Arena Coliseo
1. Freesbee & Genesis beat Guerrero Negro Jr. & Ramstein by DQ due to excessive violence on Genesis.
2. Hombre Bala Jr./Stigma/Super Halcon Jr. defeated Los Hombres del Camoflaje (Artillero y Super Comando)/Taurus with Comando being stretchered out with possible broken ribs after a Spanish Fly from the apron to the floor.
3. Dalis la Caribena/Dark Angel/Estrellita beat Amapola/Princesa Blanca/Princesa Sugei by DQ due to excessive violence.
4. Lightning Match: Angel de Oro defeated Ephesto
5. Namajague/Niebla Roja/Shigeo Okumura beat Fuego/Maximo/Stuka Jr. with the Japanese going over Fuego & Stuka to win and demanded a shot at their Arena Coliseo Tag Titles next week.
6. Atlantis/Mistico II/La Sombra defeated Averno/Rey Escorpion/Volador Jr. with Mistico going unscathed except being booed by most of the fans.
EMLL 2/24 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Azteca de Oro & El Hippie beat Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
2. Smaker defeated Mr. Trueno
3. Espectrum & Infierno beat El Alteno & Leon Blanco by DQ.
4. Occidental Welterweight Title: Leo defeated Black Metal to retain his title.
5. Brazo de Plata & Mascara Dorada beat Mr. Aguila & Polvora with Dorada going over Polvora and challenged him to a shot at his CMLL Welterweight Title afterwards.
6. Occidental Heavyweight Title: Olimpico defeated Shocker using the ropes to retain his title.
IWRG 2/21 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Galaxy & Mr. Leo beat Arana de Plata & Fulgore
2. Angel del Amor & Dinamic Black defeated Eita & Imposible
3. Dave the Clown/Niko/Rothen Clown beat Centrvion/Chico Che/Freelance when Niko fouled and pinned Chico.
4. Carta Brava Jr./Fuerza Guerrera/Super Nova defeated Dr. Cerebro/Extreme Tiger/Veneno with the fans throwing money in the ring afterwards in appreciation.
5. Eterno/L.A. Par-K/X-Fly beat Hijo del Pirata Morgan/El Mesias/Trauma II when Par-K used brass knux on Mesias while the referees were arguing.
IWRG 2/24 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Epidemia & El Ranchero beat Fly Star & Galaxy
2. Freelance & Hijo del Pantera defeated Aleman & Fulgore
3. Alan Extreme/Cerebro Negro/Imposible beat Centrvion/Chico Che/Golden Magic when Negro fouled and pinned Centrvion.
4. Dr. Cerebro/Pantera/Las Traumas I y II defeated Canis Lupis/Carta Brava Jr./Decnis/Scorpio Jr. by DQ when Scorp fouled Pantera.
5. IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Title: Dinamic Black beat Rayan to win the title.