CMLL Mini Line - 07/16/05 (#179)
recapped: 11/10/05, 11/19/05
Welcome To The Show Vignette: none. Maybe I should discontinue this till one actually happens?
Match 1: Veneno, Mr. Mexico (c), Arkangel vs Alan Stone, Sagrado (c), La Mascara
Arena Coliseo, 02/08/05
Winner: Rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 7:50
Approx Rating: Bad for this crew and level.
Other Match Notes: Veneno is very briefly wearing the IWRG Heavyweight Championship, but we get a great look at it right before the match actually starts. These guys are C-level star tecnicos when you really have no one else to call, they're available - or maybe Alan and Sagrado are just here to warn Mascara how it goes after they've dropped your big push.
Sagrado/Veneno with chain wrestling to start. Sagrado doesn't blow anything, good for him. We crowd shot transition into Ark and Alan, who do more running stuff. Ark it sent out, but Alan just poses instead. La Mascara and Mr. Mexico are thirds, and last very short before Sagrado sneaks in for a side backbreaker and Alan adds a springboard splash. The other rudos are taken care off, and even though we don't see the count, I'll believe it happened. (2:37) Break right as the second fall is starting.
Just go to the beatdown already. They don't. Mascara gets the better of Ark. Alan tries to slug it out with Mr. Mexico, and that'll do it. Bad move Alan. Sagrado takes a triple boot. Mascara gets what I was sure was La Safarina by Arkangel, and that's the end of him. (1:46) The other two tecnicos are worked over, Sagrado getting a long choke before Mr. Mexico finally gets his sharpshooter w/armbar on Alan. (1:50) Do the Mr. Mexico Pose. There we go. Replays.
Rudos lay off between falls, but rush the tecnicos to get the beatdown back on at the start of the third fall. Veneno's very pumped about throwing Alan around by his hair. Sagrado gets a corner whip, and quickly sidesteps an Ark splash to turn it around. La Mascara goes after Arkangel's mask, which is unfair because Ark didn't do anything. Sagrado yanks Mr. Mexico around by his hair some. Rudos all get knocked from the ring except Arkangel, and he and Mascara tease fighting while waiting for everyone to get back to the corners. Mascara ends up with a sunset flip, Ark won't go, so Alan clotheslines him over. Veneno breaks that up, and he and Alan take their places in the ring. Sunset flip roll thru dropkick spot here. Alan gets a Boston crab, but Mr. Mexico breaks that up. Clothesline for Sagrado as he comes in. Captain vs Captain here. Sagrado gets thrown into the rudo corner and Ark and Veneno help from outside. Sagrado turns the tables with a corner whip, Mr. Mexico gets crotched in the corner, and Sagrado knocks down the rudos from the apron. Mascara and Alan hit topes on them, and we're left with the captains. Mr. Mexico gets big powerbomb on Sagrado; Sagrado grabs his head and neck in pain, and since Mr. Mexico is trying to pose thru his pin, Sagrado's shoulders aren't actually down and the refs can't count. They'd really like to, though. Mr. Mexico can't understand why he has to pose this long, and the refs just give up and count Sagrado down even though at least one shoulder is clearly up. (3:23) Well, that's one ending. I think I laugh and point out Sagrado almost made it thru without failing, but came up short.
Vignette: Averno's wants his title back, thanks to his experience.
Vignette: Mistico's gonna keep it; he won last time.
Match 2: Averno vs Mistico in a NWA World Middleweight Championship
Arena Mexico, 02/11/05
Winner: Mistico (2-1)
Match Time: 16:04
Approx Rating: 86. A good match, but disappointing. First fall was bad.
Other Match Notes: We join after everyone's gotten to the ring, just as the title is being presented. Averno, wearing a purple outfit, in at 94 kg, and Mephisto is his cornerman. Mistico wearing an outfit that's sliver on the left and gold on the right, is 91kg, and he's got Safari as his backup. Averno refuses to shake hands before the match, because this isn't Ring of Honor.
Circle. Lockup, break. Lockup, Averno armdrag, armbar, Mistico back up to his feet so Averno armdrags him down again. Lockup, Mistico with a waistlock, into a full nelson, Averno escapes it with an armdrag, Mistico comes back with his own, and another move we miss on a camera switch. They break, and circle. Lockup, double wristlock, Averno turns and pulls Mistico over his shoulder. Rolling armbar? Close enough. Averno pins Mistico with double wristlocks for a one count, then brings up to flip him around some more. Both up, separated. Reaching out - Double crossed wristlock doesn't last long till Mistico lets go of one wristlock and puts on a hammerlock. Averno reverse so to a headlock Mistico gets a front facelock, then a headlock then is shot off - over, well, that wasn't good. They tried for Mistico being tossed up but flipping off Averno on the way down, but Mistico slipped on the flip and just fell. Completely exposed, and the fans boo a little. Averno wanders into a drop toe hold, and Mistico puts on a grounded headlock so they can talk, I guess. Averno soon escapes out to an armbar, and it ends up being a shoulder to shoulder test of strength. Averno takes a short cut with a back heel trip, pinning him down with a double wristlock again, one two bridge up. Averno tries to put all his weight on Mistico, Mistico blocks and use it to monkey flip up and monkey flip Averno down. Averno holds onto the double wristlock, and the ref considers them both to be pinned, one two both up. Mistico rolls backwards to his feet, pulling Averno up with him. Averno jumps up and uses the ropes for balance on a monkey flip of his own, but Mistico lands on his feet. No problem, Averno just trip him down instead, elbow drop added. Averno gets back to his feet, but Mistico sweeps him, and quickly drops on to him with a corkscrew splash! One two NO. Standoff. Crowd gets into it. MIST E KO. We take a look at the crowd, coming back in the middle of a running the corners sequence, which ends up with a Mistico quebrada caught, but Mistico armdragging an escape anyway. Averno rolls out, Mistico tease a running dive, but instead doing a ropeflip moonsault to the floor. That didn't look right either - Averno was one step too far to the right (or Mistico was one step too far to the left), so the moonsault didn't connect correctly and Averno had a delayed sell. Not exactly hitting on all cylinders in the first fall. The corner men aren't even waving the towels right! Averno & Mistico both beat the count inside, Averno up first and landing a clothesline. Infernal Wings! Wacky leg scissors/headscissors submission for the win. (5:15) I guess that's why we don't get lengthy first falls. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Look at those people who are bored and sleepy - in fact, they come back to them, so they must be Very Important People I Do Not Know. Break.
Replays. You know, it's only up from here. That's not what Mistico is thinking during these replays, but you get the idea.
Both charge, but Averno nails Mistico with a clothesline. Whip, high flapjack. Mistico lets the world know he's not giving up yet. He may want to think about after Averno just crushed him with a boot; Mistico's out of the ring. Averno tenses a dive but slides out instead. Mistico tries to get him with a clothesline, but Averno ducks, kicks him in the midsection, and loads him up. Fireman's carry flapjack onto the apron! He's dead for sure. Averno poses. He probably should go back inside - yep, he did. Averno celebrates his soon to be countout win by looking out of the ring, away from Mistico. We miss Averno's surprise at not winning while looking at a bald stagehand who they mockingly call Loco Max. Looks like Mistico charged at Averno when he got back in the ring, was tossed up in the air, and landed on the buckle. Before Mistico can try anything, Averno shoves him to crotch him, and pulls him down into the tree of Woe. Averno backs up cross ring, and gives Mistico a running dropkick to the head. Mistico is dropped free, so Averno dropkicks him all the way out of the ring. Averno fakes a dive and poses. Look at the crowd, while Mistico tries to pull it together and come back in. He crawls in, and Averno looks at the crowd. Mistico picked up, corner whiped, Averno charges, and Mistico waves him by. Averno staggers out, and into a drop toe hold. Mistico off the ropes, 619 to Averno, and a springboard dropkick to add to it. Mistico runs by Averno, and gets him with a running up and over Code Red. One two three. (2:44) All tied up. Safari is stoked. People in the crowd have M I S T I C O spelled out, which is nice. Replay of the 619. and the finish. Leobardo seems to call it a inverted 'rana, which isn't quite right but on the right path. Break.
Averno tries the Doomed Third Fall Dropkick, and it fails. Off the ropes sequence ends up with a pointless Mistico handspring, and then a spinning headscissors. Off the ropes again, and he gets a spinning armbar. Averno goes out, Mistico goes out after him with a double jump corkscrew armdrag! He celebrates for a half a second before being in pain just about everywhere. Replay makes me wonder how he doesn't kill his foot landing light, but he is Mistico and we are not. Both back in, Mistico gets tossed up but comes down with a 'rana one two NO! Mistico trying to rally with the crowd. Both slow up. (clip here?) Mistico off the ropes, springboard bodyscissors caught and turned into a wheelbarrow suplex. Averno with a jumping sorta-hip drop, one two NO. MIST E KO honkhonkhonk MIST E KO. Averno has Mistico up in an over the shoulders backbreaker, and drops him for a powerbomb, one two NO. Stomps. We look at Safari and miss how Mistico trips up Averno (I assume), but Mistico is running when we turn back. Averno backdrops him, Mistico lands on the apron, gets in his forearm, and springboards in for a sunset flip, one two NO. Both slow up. Averno charges, waved by, waved by, waved - no, slid out this time. Mistico 619's him while he's standing outside, and Asai Moonsaults - into Averno's boots! What was Mistico going for there? He wouldn't have come close to hitting Averno if Averno didn't raise his boots - maybe he wanted a showy way of going to the floor? Instead, he got his head smacked and a hard landing. Averno in first, Mistico in after him. Mistico rolls back out to apron, as Mephisto tries to rally the crowd to his man. Kinda backfires. Averno charges Mistico, Mistico (sorta) spin kicks him in the midsection, and springboards - into a powerbomb one two NO! That one had twinges of a slow dramatic count. Both men are feeling dead. Averno up first, and pulled Mistico in - Infernal Wings reversed into an armbar takedown! Fujiwara! Averno's in trouble, but he's moving. To the ropes, crawling, crawling, just out of reach for a while here - but he's got 'em. That took a lot of Mistico too, but he's the first to stir. We look at the crowd at the wrong time again, but don't miss anything - just back for a Mistico swinging headscissors, sending Averno out - and Mistico lands on him with a corkscrew plancha! Mistico lands on his feet, but crashes into the front row on the momentum. Obvious clip here.
Mistico thinks about going up, but the crowd doesn't like the idea. He does it anyway, Averno moves, but Mistico's moonsaulted onto his feet anyway. Dropkick to Averno's knee, La Majistal, Averno rolls thru and puts on his own one two th-NO! Fans got real scared when Averno got his own La Majistral. MIST E KO. Both slow up. Mistico off the ropes, waved by, under, back again, tilt-a-whirl but lands on his feet, La Mistica! Can Averno get to the ropes again? He's crawling, Mistico's pulling him back - and rolling over to get in the middle of the ring! That'll do it! (8:05) That felt like a Benoit finish.
Mistico's presented the belt, which is kinda too big for him.
Punishment: Polvora & Vaquero give Espiritu a double cradle neckbreaker? I think.
Triumph: "La Mascara Jr." (huh?) topes Hooligan, and Alan Stone gets the springboard splash on Loco Max as Tony Rivera gives Dr. X a Gory Special.
Lance: Tigre Metalico moonsaults to the floor onto Koreano. Bodybuilder Girl gives this clip a thumbs down? BOOO.
Flight: Sangre Azteca with a plancha to the floor on Volador.
Tope: Safari topes Sangre Azteca
Match 3: Ultimo Guerrero (c), Rey Bucanero, Mephisto vs
Shocker (c), Satanico, Super Porky
Arena Mexico, 02/11/05
Match Time: Downhill from the entrances. Not a good Porky match.
Other Match Notes: Rey's got a crazy facemask with him. This seems an awful lot of people for a trios match - Sangre Azteca, Nitro, Hooligan, Dr. X, Arkangel, Loco Max, and Koreano are all out. All matching outfits (more or less) They've got a big GdI flag to wave. Hahaha, Nitro holds up the flag, and they do a giant huddle dance around him! They have a song! It's all good. I think Shocker's face thing is his super hero mask. The only thing I can figure is he's fighting crime on the side. Shocker wisely opts not to fight 9 men on his own! Porky gets last entrance. Ultimo takes the microphone to announce Los Guerreros at ringside; I guess he's challenging him to do something about it?
Rey and Shocker start on the mat. Good exchanges. Ultimo and Porky next. Porky doing the sunset roll thru dropkick means the spot has fallen into parody at this point. It was good comedy on how long it took for him to get back up and do the dropkick, after the roll thru. Mephisto and Satanico do more off the rope spots, and brawl, Mephisto beating down his former maestro before Satanico rally back by stepping back and causing Mephisto to splash the mat on A Mexican armdrag. He gets the better of Rey by letting him run into a backdrop to the floor, but Ultimo kicks and punches him out of the ring. Shocker and Ultimo. Crowd gets louder here, but it doesn't last long before we go to a crowd shot. Back in time for a Shocker double jump plancha on Ultimo. The other four are in the ring, and the rudos try to whip the tecnicos into each other - it hurts Satanico much more than Porky, and Porky feels sort bad about it. They try it again, but the whips are slowly reversed. Porky gets the big corner sandwich splash on both, and a sit down on Mephisto for the pin (5:24) and Satanico gets a forward legsweep cradle on Rey. (5:27) Replays, no break.
Second fall starts off without mayhem, just a normal Mephisto and Shocker exchange. Shocker gets the armdrag Mephisto was going for before, and Mephisto slides out off the ring, right into a cameraman! Poor cameraman gets dropped to the floor, while Mephisto hides in the first row. Satanico comes in, and Ultimo and Rey deicide to rush the tecnicos 2-3. It actually works, mostly because Porky doesn't do all the much. Satanico takes a double front suplex and a double elbow drop. Porky's next, protesting the 3 on 1. Porky ends up getting pinned on a schoolboy trip of all things. Not from behind, mind you: Ultimo and Rey flip him and whip him, Mephisto goes to all fours, Porky is unable to stop himself and goes tumbling over Mep (luckily not landing on him), we see a crowd shot, and come back to the pin. Maybe there was some devastating elbow drops in there or something, but that's an epic pinfall. (1:33) Shocker next, and he takes a Gory Special into a double bulldog, a little more of an effort. Everyone grabs an appendage and yanks, and that's it. (2:03) Replays. We check in, and the camera guy appears to be okay. More importantly, so is the camera.
GdI start the fall off right, with a GdI sit on Porky. Satanico tries his 1-3 comeback and it fails, but he sidestep a corner whip and it's on. Porky does a lot of standing around, because Rey's nowhere near him when they're supposed to fight and Porky's really not in the mood to move anymore. Shocker leads Ultimo around outside the ring, and smashes him face first into Que Monito's boots, although he almost didn't a kick up in time. Monito gets in a apron drive splash too. Ultimo tries to crawl after him and presumably kill him, but Shocker cuts him off. In the ring, Mep and Satanico have settled down into the normal match, with Mephisto even getting a front facelock/hammerlock cradle submission. (1:49) Can't win like a normal person today. Mephisto and Porky next, with Mephisto taking a high backdrop to the floor. Rey and Ultimo came into whip Porky, and tried a double drop down, but Porky stopped, splashed Rey (Ultimo having wised up and moved) and put a camel clutch on him to win. Shocker got Ultimo with the headscissors/hammerlock dealio, and that's that. (2:13) Replays, and when they come back live, Shocker is carrying Que Monito around in the crowd like a sack of potatoes, having evidently gone far back. That's weird. Break.
Match 4: Universo 2000 (c), Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000 vs
El Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Pierroth, Vampiro (c)
Arena Mexico, 02/11/05
Winner: Capos (2-0)
Match Time: 8:28
Approx Rating: usual
Other Match Notes: Joined during Vampiro's entrance, which is okay because he's the first one out. La Nazi is with Pierroth. Perro comes back to the stage to talk to Pierroth during his entrance - ah, he's going to hide under the steps. While hiding under the steps, Perro still claps for Pierroth's introduction. Capos are completely unaware of Perro's fiendish trick, and when Pierroth and Vampiro create a standoff on the ramp, Perro slips in behind and attacks. Looks like Mascara got wise to the scam at the last second, but it's still funny. It was probably planned because the valet's knew not to get in the middle way ahead of time.
Brawl, all going Perro's way. Perro finds a belt and chokes Cien out with it a bunch, and Pierroth gets a hold of it to hit people with. Nothing here you haven't seen. I think Perro gets Universo with a beer at some point. Universo gets dragged around by a belt and his hair, and the ref's decide that's legal enough. Capos completely randomly decide they're all fine, with Perro getting crotched on the top rope and the Capos making a the big comeback in the first fall, with no pins having been tried. I can tell this match is going to annoy me. Universo and Vampiro combine for a bad dropkick. I don't think either knew what the other way thinking. Universo gets a top rope splash on Vampiro for the pin. (5:13) Brawling continues with belts shots going the other way in revenge. Pierroth takes quite a beating. Perro hides out on the stage, as usual. Better to gawk at the ring girl from there.
Second fall. Perro STEALS THE RING CARD SIGN, but it gets stolen and broken over his head! That thing just shattered. No more second falls. Universo gets handed a belt form someone in the crowd, but opts not to use it. Back in, where he takes all sorts of Capos violence. Pierroth next, Vampiro last. Camera cuts to Perro backstage, having grabbed something form someone in half darkness, then marching back to ring. Is that a suitcase? It's a VCR, I think. He brings it, and smashes it over Mascara Ano's head. That's it, for the match and the VCR. (3:15) Perro's faction leaves the Capos laying, and celebrate their two fall loss. Perro gets a ride on Pierroth's shoulders. They bring the Capos back in for more beating. Perro reiterates the hair match challenge. Pierroth notes that they are the best.
Break, and back for the Capos retort. I so don't care. Cien Caras spelling can't make me caring. Cien Caras rudely trying to start a comeback while Universo is doing a promo doesn't make me care. Everyone gets bored with talking and starts fighting again, but that's not going anywhere either. Another break?
Next Week: Dos Caras Jr., Hector Garza, Mistico, Dr. Wagner, Ultimo Guerrero, Shocker, Pierroth, Vampiro, Black Warrior, Negro Casas, Cien Caras, Taguchi, Rey Bucanero and much more. You know how much time they had to kill this week? Dr. Morales said everyone's name calmly and slowly, with two nicknames for everyone.
More screwing around after the main event. Half the crowd has gone home by now. We see replays of the send of the Segunda Caida sign. It was a good sign, and had served us well. I wonder if this is all coming out of Perro's pay? He didn't even really smash the VCR over Mascara's head - he swung it at him, and at the last second, he let it go, perhaps thinking it would hurt less, but instead flinging it right into his forehead. Looks gruesome, and I'm not just talking about the VCR.