I didn't even realize I had this one still on TiVo, which kinda explains how backed up I am. (The other clue is this being six months after the fact.) Like always, I have no idea what I'm actually doing this, but this time, I'm trying to make it easy on myself.
Match 1: Mini Abismo Negro vs Mascarita
Sagrada for the Mexican Mini National Championship
Jalapa, Veracruz, 11/19/04
Winner: Mascarita Sagrada (CO)
Match Time: 14:40
Other Match Notes: Mini Abismo has two belts. Obviously, one's the title on the line, and I believe the other one is announced as the LLL Mini championship and not on the line. I'm afraid to guess, but they only present one of the belts. Your ref is Hijo; I always wonder why he's got the Batman symbol, because he's certainly no detective. One fall.
Nice mat wrestling to start. Sagrada gets a hold of teh arm and wil not let go, not when Abismo hangs him upside down, not when Abismo raises him up in the air - that part really backfires because it gives Sagarada moemtnual to drag him down. Abismo tries using that to his advantage to keep Sagarda's shoulders pinned, but Sagrada manages to raise them to escape the three count. (This spot isn't so good, because it's obvious Abismo is actually doing all the work and lifting Sagrada up at 2. Nice thought, though.) Sagrada gets a near fall on a bodyscissors cradle. Look at the crowd. Please don't clip! This is a match I might not hate.
No clip, but they do back up and reassess. Abismo powers Sagrada down on a takedown, and then gets his own armbar. Sagrada does a nice job of reversing to a leg hold, but Abismo holds on and gets a slight cross armbar, before relenting to show off a legdrag. Mascarita and the fans are not impressed. Abismo shows off his strength again, tossing around Mascara from a waistlock. Sagrada manages to heel kick his way out of another, and dropkicks Abismo down. One two no. Sagrada with chops, whip, reversed, Abismo slap and down goes Sagrada. Abismo sets him up in another corner (there are six!) and slaps him down. Running kick to the head. Another? Yea, scrapping Sagrada a lot. Corner whip, Sagrada moves on the charge and lands another dropkick. Spinning headscissors sends Abismo out. Sagrada gets to running - tope! Replay as kids chant Mascarita's name.
Both back in. Sagrada off the top rope, Abismo catches him, and drops him with a belly to belly suplex. One two no. Grounded crucifix, one two no. Legscissors sleeper - is it a choke? Sagrada won't give. Mascarita's arm drops once. Drops twice. Drops THREE TIMES? Wha? And he's checking again? Fourth time is the charm. Abismo rolls over to his stomach to try something, and Sagrada escapes. Legs tied, arm grabbed. Sagrada lets go and rolls into a front facelock, but Abismo escapes and picks up Sagrada like a sack of potatoes. Sorta-fallaway slam, holding on for one two no. Whip, dropkick to the knee. Going for a Sharpshooter? Yes! Sagrada repeatedly says no to surrendering, so Abismo lets go. Suplex. One two no. Abismo sure makes the moves look violent. Complaining about the speed of the count now. Stomp for Sagrada. Corner whip, Abismo charges in, Sagrada moves, Abismo takes the hamstring bump but lands on his feet (!), but Sagrada inside cradles him anyway. One two no. A little slow to start the count. Sunset flip one two NO. Double leg takedown, spinning elbow drop - did the announcers just say "Mini Tigre Blanco" and what could have then been possibly talking about? Senton. Gonna cover? Gonna go up! Second rope moonsault kinda hits, kinda doesn't. Sagrada is the one feeling better after it. Why is the arena floor smoking? IS that the lights? Sagrada repositions Abismo and hits the moonsault this time. One two no. Let's try it again - or not, as he gets knees to the midsection. Hijo stops the match to check on Sagrada because it's a devastating blow - actually, they're playing this out long enough where you start to wonder if he's hurt, and then we come back from a replay to see Abismo ready to attack some more. Must've knocked the win out of him. Whip, Abismo clothesline misses, Sagrada cross body. Spinning headscissors into a spinning armdrag back to the spinning headscissors! Dropkick, square to the head. Armbar! Well, that's not that exciting. Cross armbreaker IS! Abismo won't gibe won't give won't give won't give now thing about it now won't give won't give and now he's free. His arm is still hurting, and Sagrada dropkicks him in it. Abismo heads up, and Sagrada keeps an eye on him. Abismo back in - ah, he'll just hang out on the apron. Sagrada turns away, Abismo charges, Sagrada moves out of the way, Abismo takes the hamstring bump to his feet again, and ends up dropkicking Sagrada in his knee. Running kick. Sagrada is picked back up. Whip, spinning armbar into a headscissors! Abismo goes out to he apron, and Sagrada knocks him off with a springboard dropkick - or not, as Abismo just falls a little bit and gets back up for the next spot - headscissors to the floor! Off the top rope headscissors to the floor! Crazy! And somehow we transport to the WWE, because it's break time. (11:27)
They stopped the tape machine while were gone. How nice. Both come back in, Abismo actually first because Sagrada went around the ring. Sagrada tries to go up, but gets slapped down. Corner whip, corner smash. Corner whip, corner smash. Abismo is pumped about pulling that off twice in a row. Corner whip, Sagrada back with a top rope reverse tope! One two no. Both guys tired. Sagrada's dropkick is waved away. Abismo slams him, and he's going up. Abismo is up too, and crotching him. Foul? No. Sagrada is looking confident. Sagrada tries a headstand pin, and gets pushed off into Hijo. Hijo doesn't go down, but when Abismo tries slapping Sagrada, Sagrada ducks and Hijo gets it. Great. It's not AA until the ref bumps. Sagrada instantly gets the headscissors armbar finish, and Abismo Negro shows up to break it up. Sagrada is tossed around as Hijo is selling the slap like death. Luckily for Sagrada, Abismo tries a corner charge and spears the post when Sagrada moves. Mini Abismo also tries a charge, Sagrada moves, charges himself, gets thrown to the top, and they immediately cut away - he must've screwed up the dive pretty bad or the editing is horrible. When we look back, Sagrada is jumping off the corner for a flying headscissors on Maxi Abismo, so who knows. Maxi Abismo gets the better of the fight on the outside, but when Mini Abismo tries to add a tope, he gets his partner instead. Hijo is counting like he plans on getting someone with it - Sagrada gets in at 19, Mini Abismo never does. (CO 3:13, 14:40 total) After the match, the tecnicos try to claim Sagrada won both the Mexican and the LLL Mini titles, but the Abismos say their title doesn't change hands on a countout. It never looked like it was supposed to be on the line here, but what do I know. At any rate, Abismo tries to take off with both belts, but Sagrada eventually gets his and is the new Mexican National Champion.
Interview: Scoria and Cuervo talk about how awesome the Black Family is. They're the atomico champs.
Match 2: Black Family (Cuervo (c), Scoria, Ozz)
vs Barrio Boys (Decniss, Billy Boy (c), Alan)
Jalapa, Veracruz, 11/19/04
Winner: Barrio Boys (Billy pins Cuervo)
Match Time: 9:41
Other Match Notes: Your refs are Los Dos Tirantes. So I spend a half hour trying to figure out where this show and when this show is, because wrestling-titles doesn't have the title change above, I don't have notes on this show (and no one else seems to), no one's else done a recap of this (that I can find) and there's no other way to know. You know, unless, of course, the announcer just randomlly announces "Viernes, the 19th". There's only one Friday the 19th in 2004 that fits. Thanks, announcer guy! (Of course, then I remember to check tape lists and spot it. Oh well, got it now.)
Less typing this time. Cuervo gets a Crossface locked in with in the first ninety seconds, so it's tough to take this as more than a spot fest. And a spot fest it is. Everyone gets to do their flashy offense, get a chance at victory, and get kicked hard by someone by the other team so they can break it up. Barrio Boys get a triple dropkick to setup a triple tope, which does look pretty cool. (3:57)
Oh my, I just saw a Royal Rumble ad. I am behind!
Again, we pick up right where we left off - Dark Family quickly transition us into a beatdown, or not, as they start to fall apart on the team work after the first combo move. The Barrio Boys get to do some combo moves instead, though they don't seem all on the same page. And then they kinda throw themselves into being in a disadvantage. And now Pena is talking to the announcers. Barrios randomly transition back in control and use their skateboards as weapon. Momentum seems to be a non-existent concept, because it just starts and stop without much effort during the match. Decniss (I think) pins Scoria with a La Majistral to eliminate him (3:59, 7:56 total), but everyone does remember he's not the captain. Yea, it's Decniss, and he gets squashed by an Ozz top rope corkscrew plancha for another pin. (4:31, 8:28) Alan ends up sliding Ozz to the floor, and almost makes it all the way on a slingshot corkscrew plancha. That leaves the captains, but of course both referees are looking away when Billy has a 'rana and a possible win (though it didn't seem 2). Scoria comes in and low blows kicks Billy, Decniss comes in and low blow kicks Cuervo, and pulls Billy on top. Hijo counts it, and that's it. (5:44, 9:41 total)
Match 3: Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Lady Apache
(c) vs May Flowers, Polvo de Esterllas, Pimpinella
Escarleta (c) in women versus exoticos match
Jalapa, Veracruz, 11/19/04
Winner: Exoticos (DQ for Elektro interference)
Match Time: 9:24
Other Match Notes: Fabi has her Mixed Tag title. Lady Apache is wearing the Reina de Reinas title and holding the Mexican National Women's title. May's outfit has the Thundercats logo on it - I don't even want to know. Pimpy flirts with a camera guy.
Quick break after the opening Polvo/Cinhtia sequence leaves Polvo in the front row. (2:45)
Pimpi gets the better of Fabi on size, but Fabi rallies back. Pena talks during this match as well. It all breaks down into a six way, and just as suddenly back into a normal match. Hard match to get into; a lot of it seems too pre-planned, like a bit where all the women get top rope 'ranas, one after another. They're working it like a "big person vs small person" match. The women repeatedly try to get the crowd into the match, but it's not really taking. Cinthia gets a couple near falls on Pimpi, but the last is broke up and she's beatdown by all three Exoticos. Fabi gets powerbombed hard. Lady Apache gets a superbomb! They have Lady pretty much dead, but they're screwing around and stomping instead of a pin. Music - I bet that's Electroshock? Yea. He's not in so much a hurry that he can't walk and look at the crowd. Electro is warned away from the ring by Hijo, but ends up getting in Pimpi's face. He doesn't really do anything, though Pimpi looks to want a fight - and then Hijo gets involved again, he gets shoved down, and Electro slaps the heck out of Pimpi. And that's a DQ. (6:39, 9:24 total) So they could've done the clean win, but elected not to because, I dunno. They didn't really protect the women, because they were obviously dead. Anyway, Electro goes to clean the ring, but gets himself distracted with May while Polvo is still stomping his wife. Electro slaps Polvo down, and teases a low blow. He eventually gets around to checking on Lady Apache, and carries her to the back. Then they do some weird bit where May wants to kiss Tirantes but gets Polvo instead - and that leads to a mic segment! Now you know I'm not paying attention.
- new wrestler: Bravo del Norte. Who, now?
- AAA wrestlers were in Japan. This was one of the Wrestle One shows, right?
- AAA exoticos and Poncho de Nigras were on a TV show? Is this the fat guy who ended up making a save later? Ah, okay, working backwards, I guess that's how they set up that match. Here's "Alfonso de Nigris" at the Televisa offices to make the challenge, I believe. They keep calling him Poncho. They talk about his preparation for wrestling.
Interview: Nautallis in the park - oh, no, Alliens is hiding behind that bush. Ain't hiding no more - beatdown in the park. SLAM. Alliens takes time from his attack to cut a promo. Rudo announcer helps holds down Nautallis for him
Match 4: Alliens, Abismo Negro (c), Charly Manson
vs Nautallis, Alfa, Zorro (c)
Jalapa, Veracruz, 11/19/04
Winner: Tecnicos (Zorro splash Abismo)
Match Time: 10:59
Other Match Notes: They list Juvi on the graphic, but it's Charly Manson unless he really changed his look. I am so glad that we are under 20 minutes here. What ever happened to Alfa? What ever happened to Nautallis? Guys just disappear with AAA, and I don't know if they're hurt, gone, or repackaged.
Naut/Manson typical opener exchange to start. Abismo/Alfa next. Alfa's really not much taller than a mini. He pulls off the tiger mask corner flip, and the running Tornado DDT. Alfa does a tope, and we get the worst possible camera shot to see it. They do give us a better replay. Naut vs Alliens is your typical "I'll take them all out" bit. Pena talks again. Get a life, dude. Zorro vs Abismo. Again we look faraway. Zorro strays a little to close the rudos and gets a triple team in the corner. Abismo and Zorro tease tombstones for no real reason, and then they end with a DT which doesn't look clean. Manson tries his turn and doesn't fair better. Manson does the stupid "run into the corner, hit my move, backflip" back bit, and Zorro superkicks him after he does it one too many times. Abismo/Alfa, and into the beatdown. Abismo brings in a chair, which is kosher in this match. After everyone gets one turn, they whip Alfa off the ropes and Abismo chairs him in the head. That move doesn't seem meaningful much if it's not legal. Same for Naut. Zorro, of course, ducks the chair shot and hits everyone with his cane, which just happens to be in the right place. They set up the chair for a post way ahead of time - that, or they forget as they went to the "one two someone breaks it up" sequence. People eventually start ending up on the floor. We get down to Alfa and Abismo, then cut away, and back to see Alfa missing and Chessman shoving Abismo for no clear reason. Abismo is happy to return it. Now Cibernetico is in and he gives Abismo a chairshot. Chessman laughs ad leaves. Zorro splashes Abismo and covers one two three. (10:59) LLL guys help Charly to the stage. Alliens stays to check on his partner. Break.
We don't get much more after the break. Replays of Abismo giving Alfa a running chair shot, Zorro turning the tide, Naut doing a dive on Alliens (huh), and the turn. I try not to think about it, since I don't remember Abismo ever being a tecnico or doing a bit to rejoin LLL.