CMLL Line - 08/24/03 (#91)
Oh wow, someone let their kid wear a Halloween/Damien split paint job. That's scary.
In Other Action: Wait, this isn't the Capos and Boricuas! In fact, it's GdI vs Guapos (Arena Coliseo - 06/02/03) and apparently the third fall. GdI is going black/purple/white for this, while the Guapos have picked red. It's nice to actually see them on TV for once, though a full match would be best.
After a bit of posturing, we end up with Rey and Mascara Magica. Magica tells Rey to bring it, and Rey does - kick, shove into the corner, right, right, right, turned around in the corner and Magica has better punches. Rey talks trash and gets a clothesline. Ultimo has snuck in - shot to Magica' back, corner whip, charge right into a double boot. Magica charges out, bodyscissors on Rey leads to the headscissors/armdrag on two people spot - better than Porky! Tag champs miss the double clothesline, and Ultimo throws Magica up into a dropkick on his partner, unfortunately. Magica off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl reversed into a spinning armdrag of his own. Tag champs are both out of the ring, so Tarzan (he and Shocker are captains, if the scoreboard is to be believed) is in. Quick kick to Magica works, but another is sidestepped and Tarzan is ever so briefly crotched before Magica bounces the rope to make Tarzan fall off. Clothesline takes Tarzan down, and Magica grabs the leg. Magica looks to the fans, and they get happy, knowing they're about to see Magica's award winning legdrop on the leg. There you go. Tarzan Boy manages to get outside and tries to help the pain in his leg. Rey back in for his team, and (Damien) el Terrible for the other. When we last left Mr. Terrible, he was...um, tall. And no one was calling him Damien much. And that's all I have. I hope he has some more. He still is tall (for the standards of this promotion), as Rey demonstrates while getting into an open hand slap battle. Rey misses a clothesline, but manages to block Terrible's. Terrible tries a kick, but Rey has the rookie scouted - spin Terrible and knock him down with a clothesline. Forearm celebration. Slap, whip, reversed, and Rey gives himself a hiptoss. Dropkick by Terrible looks fine enough. Perhaps he's more CMLL's Mark Jindrak than Sean O'Haire? Choices. Terrible off the ropes, getting fast so he can - quickly get through the ropes as he goes to the outside. Slap battle again, till Rey gets bored with it and walks off. Terrible challenges him to come take it like man. Rey thinks about it, then gives Terrible a obscene hand signal like a man. Next in the ring - hey, Ultimo and Shocker. Haven't seen that match in a few weeks. They're scoring this like it's rudo vs rudo, but fans are back behind Shocker again, as you might figure when they're given this kind of choice. Ultimo starts in with knife edge chops, whip, Shocker slides under a leapfrog, Shocker back with the reverse bodyscissors into their SOP teeter-totter spot, with Shocker being flipped but landing on his feet. Ultimo's clothesline is blocked and turned into a short one from Shocker. Corner whip from Shocker, reversed, Ultimo charges in but Shocker ducks and takes the knee bump to the floor. (The key there between Ultimo and Zumbido is that you don't see it coming till the last second - more up to the opponent to not obscure us from Ultimo going for it till the last second.) Back in the ring, Shocker is loading up for a dive but meets a double boot from the remaining members of the rudo team. Magica in to defend his team, and Rey loudly wants to take him on one on one. It's the battle for worst looking dye job! Open hand slap battle goes to Rey as Magica concedes, but then goes low for a double leg takedown. Magica holds on to the legs and yells to the crowd, then - well, Tarzan Boy had to figure whatever Magica was eventually going to do was going to be so incredibly lethal he couldn't wait around anymore for it to happen. Tarzan celebrates his clothesline with a dance, neglecting to notice Terrible coming in to behead him. He's mostly successful, but Rey clotheslines Terrible in turn. Wait, why are they talking about Genetico? I almost though they were talking about Genetico being a new lucha star, but no one said “Sagrado” so I guess they must’ve been talking about Terrible beating him. So confused. I've got to learn more Spanish. Terrible retreats to a corner, and Tarzan and Rey try to whip Magica into him, but Terrible leapfrogs, hits a double clothesline, and boosts Magica into a double dropkick to knock those two out of the ring. STEREO TOPES! Watch the front row guy do his best to protect himself from Rey crashing in his lap, and Rey opting to sit on him in reward. Who's left standing? Ultimo and Shocker are finally back up, and the crowd is loud for Shocker - he nails a high boot, causing Ultimo to do a crazy flip. And another. And a - no, Ultimo catches it, spins Shocker, pulls off his mask, and throws it Shocker's hands! Shocker is ticked, but probably should've ditched the mask immediately - now the referees have stopped looking at the four guys on the outside and see a guy without a mask and another guy with a mask that he shouldn't have. I think Shocker doesn't try to fight it too hard because he knows he's screwed. Yep, there's the DQ call (4:06) To his credit, Shocker doesn't seem to be in any hurry to give back the mask. You can see Ultimo's face pretty well here. (Enough to say: "You're probably better with a mask, dude.") Ultimo gets his mask back and Shocker has words for him, but they're not good enough to prevent us from this break.
Did Leobardo just call Takemura "el King Kong Japonese!" That's awesome.
|1||Pierroth (c), Sadam, Takemura
vs Mascara Ano 2000 (c), Gran Markus Jr., Veneno
06/06/03, Arena Mexico
|Pierroth sunset flip Markus
Pierroth dragon sleeper Veneno
|You know the drill.|
|2||3:46||Pierroth half crab Mascara|
Notes: Why isn't THIS clipped? I was really digging that last match. Takemura has a wacky mask. We've got Mini Violencia, Mini Pierroth and Commando Girl II as backup, though the midgets are probably gone as soon as the match starts. Judging by the turtleneck Veneno is wearing, his gimmick has switched from being "the human incarnation of a deadly disease" to "male model". I guess it's not a huge leap. I love Takemura and Veneno's a cool guy at times but I think we'd all think less of me if I did complete play by play for this match.
Punk out before the tecnicos make it to the ring, but it gets clipped to when they do get in to the ring. Total brawl. Crowd shot shows a guy a lot happier about this match then his date. Pierroth with slam on the floor for Mascara! That surely is the end of him. Did Take just slam Markus? We missed it. Veneno is loud when selling. Sadam and Takemura are working well as a team, that's kinda unexpected. I buy how a double clothesline might hurt more than a single one, but a triple backdrop? I dunno. They put Markus on the top rope and double beal him off! Really, maybe it's Masada under the mask this week because Takemura and Sadam are completely in sync on timing. Double spinebuster leaves Markus open for Pierroth's devastating sunset flip. The other two help hold him down, and he's done. (2:57) Veneno in. Veneno has great facial expressions. He's held for Pierroth to work over. Veneno's also a funny seller. Pierroth uses the Dragon Sleeper! He's a submission master! Sadam adds kicks to the chest and this is stopped (3:27) though Pierroth is in no hurry taking that off. Beatdown is gonna go on through falls. We go to break in mid sentence, great editing.
Brawl didn't stop during the break. Hey, look, the belt's legal this week. Markus ducks a belt punch aimed at him. It doesn't come within two feet of hitting Sadam but he sells it anyway. Ah, Markus has it. Everyone gets shots on Pierroth. In their spot of the night, Markus has Mascara jump on his shoulder, and drops him down on Takemura. Babyfaces are running through the tecnicos. Veneno gets backdropped into a dive on Pierroth. They're calling him Muga Takemura again. Mascara holds Pierroth in the corner for a Markus running corner smash, but Pierroth manages a low blow for him, then moves out of the way so Mascara gets the squash. Pierroth misses a clothesline on Markus, but Takemura shows up to dropkick him. Make a wish on Mascara, and he's turned over for a half crab. Takemura and Sadam go for armbars (blatantly using the ropes for leverage) and they call it. (3:46) Straight falls to the Boricuas.
Post match, Pierroth promises Mascara that he's going to do the same thing to his brother, before stomping him out of the ring. More taunting outside. Like he beat Markus for his hair, like he beat Mascaras for his hair, like he beat Apolo Dantes for his hair, he's going to beat Cien for his hair. And then, he's going after Universo's mask. Mascaras is still complaining about the low blow no one saw. Pierroth is putting his belt back on his pants. CGII is trying to get Pierroth's attention but Pierroth is telling her to shut up. He really should listen - Cien Caras has shown up from the crowd, and he's got a present for Pierroth. EL KABONG! Cien scares the rest of the Boricuas away with the handle of the guitar while we wonder what he's doing with one in the first place. Cien grabs the mic, promises that Pierroth's hair will be gone, and "arriba Mexico!" Pierroth decked with what's left of the handle. Pierroth is eventually taken out on a stretcher. Pretty effective angle the first time I saw it, excluding who's involved and all that. Except why does Cien have a guitar? (So it can shatter in many pieces.)
Spectacular Moments - Tapitos win one - someone is quite into the Fujiwara armbar. Triple - wait, no, Neutron bails on the vie, but does pretty good on his own. Tzuki with a nice tope for Mini Pierroth. There's Mephisto's killer sunset flip powerbomb to the floor on Damien. It's not that Damien's gonna have a splitting headache from that, he's lucky if he just doesn't have a split head. And Ultimo and Rey retained their titles. Wait, how can Ultimo be rudo number one and Satanico be rudo number one? I think someone needs to make up their mind.
|2||FdT (Halloween, Damien (c))
and Violencia vs Infernales (Satanico, Averno,
06/06/03, Arena Mexico
|Halloween F5 Damien
Rudos DQ (press slam over top rope)
|A bit one sided and more to set up next week than to have something here, but okay|
|2||4:36||Satanico backslide Damien|
Notes: Notes: Damien and Halloween have their belts again- they're only announces as the Mexican National Trios Champions. I think Halloween has Nicho's belt. Violencia does the strutting and posing with them. Satanico seems content with staying on the apron, but Mephisto charges the ring and that gets the brawl started.
Halloween finds a large block of wood on the outside to run into Averno. That's interesting. He comes back in so they can triple team on Satanico - triple boot takes him out. Mephisto in but worked over in the corner. Double chop, arms crossed run into the corner chest firs, then whipped in again. Mephisto rebounds out, and Halloween spears him. Averno's turn - spinebuster by Damien. Giant swing/dropkick to the head combo - the swing looks a lot better, but the dropkick sorta misses, as exposed by the overhead angle. Cover anyway one two th-they pull 'em up. Okay. Averno shoulderblocked out, and Satanico back in. He's worked over in the corner, but shows that trademark ability to fight back. Corner whip, Violencia whipped in but he takes a knee, boot for Halloween, and side step for Damien as he flies in with a splash. Satanico tries to brawl 3 on 1 but his partners aren't able to help him and he's beaten to the floor, grabbing his head, after being knocked through the ropes. Mephisto back in and managing to hold off Damien and Violencia with slaps, but Halloween sneaks in Sweet Chin Music to quiet him. Double whip into Halloween's boot. Damien may be the captain, but Halloween sure in charge. They put Mephisto into three of woe and everyone kicks - Satanico back in but is stopped with double back elbows. He's whipped into Mephisto, then they use Mephisto's head to crotch Satanico! That's no good! Mephisto falls out of the Tree of Woe, but right onto his partner. Averno back in - boot for Violencia lands him in the corner, and Damien takes a drop toe hold into Violencia's crotch. Halloween, not wanting to be one upped in his wacky crotching spots, strikes quickly with a wheel kick. Rudos back up on Averno - corner whip, Violencia with a clothesline, Halloween with his pound clothesline, Damien with Poetry In Motion. F5 on Averno, Rings of Halloween and he's done (3:39) though the other two put on submissions and they take their time. Aren't we short another person? They're acting like this fall is over. Well, maybe not - triple press for Averno, and he's thrown out of the ring onto his partners. As we know from experience, a press slam to the floor always causes a DQ, and it's no different here. (DQ 4:17) Your winners are the guys on the floor grabbing their injured body parts. Replays.
The ring doctor is checking on Satanico, who is down and holding his wrist as we start up with fall two. Mephisto is being beat down as the whistle rings - whip, back with a 'rana but blocked and shoved off by Violencia. Damien has gone to the floor to beat people there - a replay shows he threw Averno into the boot not to long ago. Mephisto has been laid out in the ring- Halloween comes out to get Satanico. Averno manages to cut him off, but he gets brought in instead. Set up on the top rope, and lifting off by Damien- there's the Damien neckbreaker. Averno is kicking the mat in pain, but the rudos are really too busy posing to cover. Averno is slapped out of the ring- they want Satanico, and he's in. Quickly beat down - whip, spinebuster, triple legdrop combo. He's dumped, and the rudos hold the ring. Mephisto back in, catches a boot but leaves himself open for a Violencia clothesline. Whip, Violencia with a big spinebuster. Averno is going to try, but he's got no shot. Crowd shot. Back, and Averno is almost out on his feet. Halloween is offering to go one on one - and shoves him. Averno back with a slap, slap, Halloween slap, Averno slap, Halloween slap, Halloween pumps himself up, Averno slap, Averno slap, Averno misses, Halloween catches Mephisto coming in and slaps him, then misses on Averno. Averno with a full nelson hold, Mephisto yells, off the ropes, boot gets his partner. Halloween misses a back elbow, Mephisto with chops on him and Halloween's slid to the floor. Violencia in, Mephisto leapfrogs him and monkey flips Violencia into the ropes. Mephisto shoulderblock, off the ropes, tripped up and pulled out by Halloween. Halloween's going try the full nelson hold - Violencia poses, off the ropes and Averno pulls him out. Now we're all brawling again, with Satanico in to take Damien. Damien misses a corner splash, and Satanico throws him down after another ropes spot. Damien manages to whip Satanico in the corner to be worked over by all three rudos, but Satanico battles out - only to get tripped up and crotched intro the post. He's held there and Damien sets up for a sliding dropkick, but the Junior Infernales are waiting for him - Damien's crotched on the ring post too. Averno and Mephisto in - and out, stereo somersault topes! Damien and Satanico going at again in the ring- Satanico with a backdrop, and now a backslide one two THREE! (4:36) Infernales have won again, and this time in straight falls!
Satanico gets the microphone - the Infernales want a match for the National Trios Titles right now! Damien says they'd love to, but they can't do it without Nicho being here. But okay, next week. Satanico points out it was two straight falls. They'll win the titles next week! Replays.
Next Week: Damien, Violencia, Averno, Mascara Ano, Cien Caras, Halloween, Lizmark, Satanico, Negro Casas, Mr. Niebla, Blue Demon and much much more.
Rating: Bases on the quality of the finish, ring work, internal/external storyline, consistency and my whims. Also, various other (random) factors that I can't think of right now. 0-100 for matches.
|Breakdowns:||2.5 Matches (20:12) about 31.1% of showtime (65:00);|
|Average Match Rating 73
Overall Match Rating: 2
1 Tecnico over Rudo wins
2 Rudo over Tecnico wins
|Show Assessment: Sets up future fine, but not much here.|
1. I'm not totally giving up on Terrible, but Magica was the fourth best
guy in a three man group when he was with the GdI, and now he's easily the
second best guy in the Guapos.
2. I totally need more of the Guapos vs GdI at any rate. Next week...
3. If it was ANYONE but Capos and the Boricuas, I would be really interested in the hair match next week.
4. This was probably Takemura's last standard trios match that'll make TV. His particpation in the upcoming trios tournament may air, and he's in the cibernetico after, but no standard matches of his are on the schedule.