CMLL Mini Line - 06/05/04 (#132)
Welcome To The Show Vignette: Terrible! In a suit even. Give a man a big match and he'll dress up. Terrible mentions both big matches here, which semi-surprises me.
Vignette: Zumbido and Felino debate who's going to win this title match on the high seas. Well, no, it's the usual black background but the camera is especially rocky here. Face off and we're done.
Match 1: Zumbido, Super Crazy, Olimpico (c) vs Felino (c), Safari, Volador Jr. (champions) for the
Mexican Trios Championship
Arena Mexico, 03/19/04
Winner: Felino, Safari, Volador Jr. (champions retain)
Match Time: 8:23
Approx Rating: 86 (fun for the time it got, but unless you were really into the Olimpico rudo turn storyline, it's not epic)
Other Match Notes: Rudos come out to Gina G's "Ooh Ah Just A Little Bit" of all things. I guess they give me a little love I can't ignore. Tecnico's come out to Felino's usual song and do a big pose on the steps with a raining sparkler effect. Safari is wearing a bear head cover on his head. Quite wacky. He does talk to the camera! Somewhat a surprise for Olimpico to be captain, though this does all revolve around his rudo turn. They get in the pose with the belts, though we don't really get a good angle till too late.
Clip to start! Always great. Safari and Olimpico are chain wrestling as we resume. Safari and Olimpico are wearing similar red and white outfits, which either may be a wacky coincidence or a story point, as they were partners till Olimpico turned on him. Safari mockingly claps for Safari when they reach a standoff, and they swap out for Zumbido and Volador. Let's look at the announcers talk because that's what the WWE does, I guess. Zumbido and Volador do out maneuver exchange, with flips for everyone. Volador headscissors Zumbido out, but slips setting up the Asai Moonsault. Wasn't good but could've been a lot worse, as it turned into some sort of springboard back elbow thing and Zumbido moved in his parth to defect the blow. Back in the ring, Crazy and Olimpico use a bit of double teaming on Safari, Crazy slingshotting him into Olimpico's boot in a nice spot. Crazy puts on a standing octopus hold (while grabbing the ropes) while Safari stops Felino from getting involved with a missile dropkick. Crazy uses the ropes to turn it into a Tarantula; we don't get any clear indication if it's legal or not, but it prevents Safari from helping out Felino, who's getting put in a inverted facelock choke with a leg grapevine by Olimpico. It's like Paydirt upside down, and Felino gives up before referees starting trying to figure out if they should be counting Olimpico's shoulders down. During the replays, the announcers say Super Crazy's Tarantula is illegal, and we'll have to see if it stays that way. They also call Olimpico's move "a terrible combination", which makes my description helpful.
Volador starts the fall for his team, charging Olimpico in the rudo corner. Olimpico just side steps, and all the sudden Volador has three guys on him. Not so good for him, and the beatdown is on. Let's look at the crowd instead of wrestling. Back in time to see Super Crazy give Volador a second rope moonsault, and Zumbido add a top rope moonsault. They're still not done, as Volador's held up to be driven from the ring by a jumping knee. Felino tries to sneak up on Zumbido, but he's caught with a kick and subdued. Elaborate sequence to get to a double chop, and a less elaborate one to give him a dropkick to the midsection. Safari comes in trying to brawl, but he's no Satanico and he's not going to win three on one. Safari whipped into the corner, Crazy whipped in after him but Safari sidesteps the splash, and catches Olimpico with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Zumbido manages to duck the clothesline to hook on a full nelson, but Safari moves before Crazy can kick him. Safari manages to get Crazy in a waistlock, Crazy elbows out only to get a kangaroo kick (!) by Safari to knock him out of the ring. Safari wastes no time - TOPE! Felino back in and ducking Zumbido's strikes. Corner whip, reversed, Zumbido charges in, Felino's long gone and Zumbido takes the knee bump tot he floor. Felino also wastes no time, springboard corner somersault bodyblock! Volador tries restarting this fall with another charge towards Olimpcio, but Olimpico moves away from Volador's attempted in ring tope. Olimpico tries to take advantage with a tope, but Volador moves out with the way himself. Volador off the ropes, bodyscissors into a small package, Safari back in to hold down Olimpico's legs one two THREE. They managed to fit the normal three falls all in there. This is moving along at a quick pace, so I wonder what they'll have left for the finish.
Captains to start it off. Olimpico just wants a handshake. Felino ask the crowd. Lots of smoke al the sudden - I think the firework smoke just floated in front of the light, which makes it illuminate. Anyway, Olimpico doesn't get the shake quick enough for him, so he slaps Felino on the chest and demands it aging. Kick instead. Felino's clothesline is caught, headlock, shot off and Felino shoulderblocks him. Cover for zero. Felino clothesline, cove for zero. Olimpico off the ropes, powerslam by Felino, armbar on Olimpico and Crazy is in to break it up. Corner whip, reversed, and I guess Safari slipped it to give Crazy a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker because we were looking at Olimpico. Safari with a chest slap, whip, tilt-a-whirl reversed into a Crazy small package, one two NO. Dropkick by Crazy, and he pulls Safari into a rolling kneebreaker. No one knows what to make of it, but Crazy tries a pin, one two no. Crazy with an armbar, and decides not to. Crazy off the ropes, 'rana blocked, sit down powerbomb not! One two thr-Zumbido breaks it up with a kick. He tried to time it to the last instant there and was nearly late. Abdominal stretch on Safari, but he's not giving up yet. Volador in and setting himself up - superkick! Whip for Zumbido, reversed, Zumbido tosses him up, Volador comes down with a 'rana one two NO. Volador open hand slap, corner whip, Zumbido springboards to the apron, Volador's slap is blocked, Zumbido's is not. Zumbido going up but Volador's not that out of it and joins him up there. Both standing on the top rope - top rope 'rana! One two NO. Zumbido it with a hard chest slap, and both men stand there a second letting it sink in. Volador chest slap, Zumbido chest slap, Volador's slap is ducked, Zumbido's hard shot to the side of the head is not and Volador slumps to the mat. Zumbido covers one two NO. Volador and Zumbido exchange slaps, then ducks slaps, then Zumbido pulls out a climb up enziguri one two NO! Crazy or Olimpico tries starting a Zumbido chant, which just gets cheers the other way. Volador off the ropes with a handspring, but Zumbido's ready and dropkicks him. Volador ends up sitting on the apron, and Zumbido helpfully dropkicks him the the ground. This leaves Volador laying on the floor, so Zumbido tries the slingshot somersault senton the floor, and only really connects with his elbow (and makes an awful thump noise, but he seems relatively okay.) Back in the ring, Felino apparently misses a dropkick and Crazy tires to clothesline him out, only to get sent to the apron via backdrop. Felino gets the better of chest slaps, then goes to the top rope - flying 'rana off the apron to the floor! That leaves Safari and Olimpico, the long time friends turned rivals in the ring. Olimpico gets the advantage with a pair of dropkicks, but Safari comes back with a 'rana one two rolled thru one two NO! Safari tries another 'rana but Olimpico catches it and shoves him down. Olimpico says this is it, and lifts Olimpico by his legs - but Safari scissors his legs around Olimpico's head, and pulls him into a roll up one two THREE. (4:26) Champions retain again. Crowd is thrilled, tecnicos are even more thrilled.
Stellar Moments - We get some highlights of the first Guapos match in here, with the rudos apparently winning their first match. Safari drops Mephisto with a tope about a tenth of a second after Mephisto got out of the ring. Virus quebrada's right onto Zumbido's lifted up knees, youch.
Vignette: Mascara Aņo 2000, Cien Caras, Terrible and Hijo del Perro Aguayo all give words about their upcoming match. Capos seem to be thinking along the lines of "men vs boys", while Perro still wants to commit some level of Capo-cide.
Match 2: Cien Caras & Mascara Aņo 2000 vs Terrible & Hijo del Perro Aguayo in a hair match
Arena Mexico, 03/19/04
Winner: Terrible & Hijo del Perro Aguayo
Match Time: 11:39
Approx Rating: 75 (missed too much to tell if this was actually GOOD, which is an odd thing to be saying about an actual 11+ minute match)
Other Match Notes: No entrances! Capos are beating on Terrible (still in his jacket) in the ring as we come in. What, we've got 26 minutes left in the show. Oh well, better than clipping the match.
After Terrible is knocked form the ring, Perro recovers from the beatdown he surely took on the apron and charges the ring. This works well on Mascara but not as much when Cien is over to help. Aguayo takes a hair beal, which can't be fun. Double underhook suplex by Cien. Did he shave his mustaches? It looked like it in the interview but I thought it might be the lights. Aņo with a gutbuster, Caras with a suplex. Aņo's going to finish this off with a forward legsweep roll into a grounded octopus hold. Terrible's in but goes after Cien instead of breaking it up, what a dummy. (:22) Terrible manages to corner Caras but as soon as Aņo's got the win, he's free to let go of Terrible and help. Help how, we don't see, because we're more interested in the announcers. There we go. Hiptoss, elbow drop. Double whip, double flapjack, double dropkick. Done yet? No, Another double whip into a trip, and a double half crab to do it. (1:21) Double half crab, yes I know. Replays.
Beatdown's going to go into the second fall, obviously. Nice one match got to break out of the formula today. Double boot for Terrible as this match is so big, we're going to hype other cards during it. Aguayo tries rushing the ring, and it works for a couple seconds. Oh, yea, Perro Sr. is their corner man here. I think they said Apolo - yep, there he is. We see Apolo because they CLIP OUT AGUAYO TURNING THE TIDE. You can hear the crowd noise jump, as they've gotten loud for the Aguayo doing whatever he did. Aguayo slams Aņo as Terrible pulls Cien out of the ring through the ropes. Aguayo has obvious thoughts of a top rope double stomp, but they're a little too obvious and Apolo pulls him off the ropes. Did the ref see it? There's one right over the re looking it at Apolo, but he's not doing anything. Perro Sr. attacking Apolo, and they brawl, which gets the crowd loud but doesn't seem to accomplish much. The Commissioner has to step in - is he throwing Perro Sr. out? Well now we've got a discussion as various suits and security keep people separated. Aguayo is being escorted to the back, which seems awful unfair if Apolo isn't going. Ah, he is too, though he's getting to go by himself, which means he can pose with his boys before going. Aņo and Caras turn to see him off, and get stereo dropkicks from the tecnicos. Brawling brawling brawling. Terrible and Cien are left in the ring while Aguayo takes Aņo on a tour of nearby ring posts. Terrible blows a corner kip up, not getting his left leg over Caras. Cameras helpfully zoom in on the action. Seated rocking horse on Caras will take care of him, while the other two make it back in (6:47). Aguayo clotheslines Aņo down, off the ropes, double stomp! One two three (6:54) Replays and break here.
Fourteen minutes left, so let's start with a clip! I think we've got at least one more break. Looks like Caras and Terrible have been wrestling for a while, and Caras clothesline Terrible down. Waiting for Terrible to get back up, clothesline is caught and (slowly) turned into Shocker's hammerlock/headscissors rollup thing one two three. (:26) Huh, show must be going short today. Oh, the haircuts, that must be it. Let's look at the crowd and miss how Aņo sneaks up behind Terrible and pulls him into an inside cradle one two NO. Aguayo in with right hands, off the ropes, cross body but Aņo ducks down and out goes Perro. Terrible back in - CLIP! - and now Terrible's climbing the top rope with Aņo in the ring, missile dropkick. One two NO. We're dramatically counting slow here. Terrible with a right hand, whip, spinebuster, jacknife cover one two - Caras breaks it up with a low blow punch from the outside which the ref misses. Aņo does not, covering one two three (2:32) Down to Aguayo and Aņo, as we look at replays and CLIP AGAIN. Aņo cover one two NO. Oh man I really thought he was going to get him with the move we didn't see; actually, sarcasm aside, the reason we're getting this cover is Aņo ends up getting knocked off into the referee. Aņo takes one look at the blinded referee, and immediately kicks Aguayo low. Perro jumps on the kick, making it look huge. Cover - right near the ropes, but Aņo is wise enough to hook the outside leg - one two Aguayo grabs the ropes! Well, maybe he wasn't wise enough. Aņo pulls Perro in the middle of the ring - EL CABALLO! This could do it! This could lead to Perro Sr. reappearing for no particular reason! It's the latter, and he's here to argue and distract. Perro Jr. sneaks up on Aņo - low blow uppercut! Aguayo Sr. stops the argument and walks away, and the ref turns around to see Aguayo covering one two THREE. (3:24) Everyone celebrates, Perro Sr. back in to check on his kid. Ten minutes left in the program. Just saying. Wow, look at all that confetti. It's all coming down on the ramp and the seats around it instead of the ring. Barber's wearing his usual outfit, I see. Aguayo Jr. can't stand up because of that devastating low blow, but Terrible and Senior. help him up to celebrate. Replays, as the rudo announcer complains about low blows. Back live, they're already shaving off hair. Aņo first, and we go to end (6 minutes before the hour) before they even get to Caras.