CMLL GDR - 04/29/06 (#23)
Recapped: 04/29/06 - skipping two weeks because I've already watched this title match about two times today, so I might as well write about it.
Match 1: Hiroka vs Marcela for the CMLL World Women's Championship,
Arena Coliseo, 04/23/06
Winner: Marcela (via Wagner Driver)
Match Time: 13:00
Approx Rating: 84. Could've been better if they didn't spend the middle section working over her Marcela's shoulder and then immediately drop it. Probably the best you could expect a Hiroka/Marcela match to be.
Other Match Notes: Before the match, they interview Hiroka and Marcela. Hiroka has her hair in dreadlocks for reasons only understood to her. I don't understand anything she says, but even I can tell Hiroka isn't a very natural interview - not sure if she's having trouble thinking the words she wants to say. Marcela has quite the tan this week.
Hiroka is wearing the Japanese flag as a modified cape again. Two people have Marcela posters. She using Pink for her entrance music, which is the first time I've thought about Pink in years. (I had to forget after our torrid affair went so wrong.) There may be a clip in here. One fall.
Crowd behind Marcela, as you'd expect. Lockup, break. Lockup, Hiroka grabs a hammerlock. Marcela escapes and gets an under arm armbar. They're honking the air horns in a very distracting car horn fashion; it's only when I pauses the tape that I'm sure my car's alarm isn't going off. Marcela drags Hiroka to the mat, but Hiroka kips up and hiptosses out of the hold. Zero leg trip by Marcela, stand-no, Hiroka's recalled she should do a zero leg trip, and there it is. And there's the standoff. Memorize your clichés, kids! Circle. Hiroka charges, gets a waistlock, takes Hiroka down. Boot while she's there. Hiroka gets a pumphandle armbar and figures she might as well bit Marcela's hand while she's there. The ref warns her, and Marcela uses the distraction to use an inside cradle to escape. Marcela stands up instead of spinning, and Hiroka pulls her in a spinning headscissors from the mat. Hiroka takes time to yell at the mat before following up, and walks right into a drop toe hold. Marcela ties up the legs, rolls Hiroka onto her stomach, and holds her up in a bow and arrow submission. Marcela can't keep her there long, and Hiroka spins free and on top for a cover, one two NO. Big kickout. Both up, both circling, Hiroka's clothesline is caught and Marcela loads her up into an inverted Gory Special. Hiroka isn't fairing well, especially as Marcela spins, but she breaks free to turn it into a bodyscissors cradle one two, reversed by Marcela, one two NO. Marcela off the ropes, waved by, back with a spinning headscissors. Hiroka slides out, Marcela teases a dive and just taunts. Hiroka takes her time coming back in, yelling at the rowdy tecnico fans. Hiroka tells the fans to keep it up. Hiroka really testing the twenty count here - I think Marcela keeps breaking it by getting too close to the ropes and distracting the ref. Hiroka back in, Marcela charging her immediately, but Hiroka sidesteps the dropkick. Hiroka off the ropes, clothesline misses, Marcela pulls her into a waistlock rollup, back bridge pin, one two NO. Hiroka immediately locks on a fujiwara armbar and, though she's no Blue Panther, she's got Marcela pounding the mat. Why is Hiroka biting her fingers again? She's really got a thinking about that. Hiroka loosens the hold to drop an elbow on the arm, and then pulls Marcela to her feet for an armbar and more shots to the left shoulder. Hiroka sets Marcela on the mat for a stomp and a rolling shoulder yank in one. Stomps. Hiroka helps Marcela up, trips her down, and does the shoulder snap move once more. Marcela rolls out to recover, and Hiroka makes "I'm winning the belt!" motions rather than followup. Will this title change on CO? I know it changes on DQ. Hiroka eventually decides to follow Marcela out, and (5:13)
the first of our Amapola segments, talking about life without a mask.
Who's your favorite? Kids, many masked, are asked - and some pick people who go counter to their mask they're wearing: Mistico, Abismo Negro (!), Negro Casas, Ultimo Guerrero, Black Warrior, Ultimo Guerrero, Ultimo Dragon, Perro Aguayo, Mistico, Perro Aguayo
Interview with the Guerreros about today's main event.
Back at the match, Hiroka is ramming Marcela shoulder first into the post, then gets into an argument with a front row fan. Enraged, Hiroka kicks a Marcela poster, rips it out of the person's hand, and throws it the ground. Marcela's back in, so Hiroka follows her, kicking the bad left shoulders. Snap mare with plenty of hair, and back to the pumphandle armbar. Marcela forces herself free, but Hiroka just dropkicks her in the arm. Kneeling abdominal stretch near the ropes, but Marcela just fights her way free instead of getting to them. Stomp. Hiroka mocks the Marcela support. Spinebuster, legs tied - Hiroka puts Marcela in something like a double armbar Indian deathlock. The problem is, she can't do it and keep her balance, so she has to keep telling the referee to check Marcela so she can safely grab the ropes, and Marcela still manages to get free. While the ref and Hiroka argue about the legality of holding the ropes on a submission hold, Marcela gets to her feet and recovers. dropkick to the knee, La Majistral, one two NO. Small package one two NO. Inside cradle one two NO. Hiroka double checks that was two and catches her breath. Both up, Hiroka misses a clothesline, Marcela does not miss a dropkick. Hiroka goes out, Marcela out on the apron, and she lands an apron silla! Both women are down. Both slow up and in, but Marcel's is in first and stomping Hiroka as he comes in. Off the ropes, 'rana, but Hiroka reverses to a powerbomb, one two NO. Hiroka is angry. Off the ropes, wheel kick connects with Marcela's head, one two no. Hiroka stomps Marcel and yells. Whip, reversed, and Marcela puts Hiroka in the Atlántida! She can't keep her there, but when Hiroka tries a bodyscissors, Marcela reverses to a bridging wheelbarrow suplex one two NO. Both are slow now. Marcela hasn't been feeling any shoulder pain since her comeback, and she's more concerned about her head right here. Both up, Marcela misses on a clothesline, Hiroka doesn't miss on the Chick Kick. Hiroka has trouble getting Marcela's shoulders down, one two no. Hiroka looks dazed, and that's probably not the best condition to go to the top rope. Also not a good idea to stop to taunt the tecnico fans and then climb slowly. Marcela meets her there, stop her with a punch, and superplexes her off one two no. Marcela goes up top, and connects on a missile dropkick. Hiroka flies all the way to the other corner of the ring, and Marcela moves her off the ropes as she goes up again - another missile dropkick, but Hiroka sidesteps this one and covers one two no. Hiroka stomps Marcela as she tries to get up and grabs her. Fisherman's suplex, Hiroka stops the bridge, holds on, sets up for another cradle move (grabbing the opposite leg this time), and gives Marcela a cradle powerbomb! One two th-NO! Hiroka can't believe that. She can't have much left, but she can kick Marcela in the head as he gets up. Whip, reversed, Hiroka misses on a clothesline, Marcela kicks her, double underhook backbreaker looks sharp. One two NO. Marcela doesn't hesitate - Wagner Driver! Marcela sits on top of her, planting a hand on Marcela's face as the ref counts, one two THREE. (13:00) Good look at the Women's belt as Marcela gets it back here - it's silver, at least here. Hiroka is slow to recover from the driver, but is getting up after the replays. Marcela celebrates with a Marcela poster. Will Marcela and Hiroka shake? Doesn't seem that way as we break.
More with Amapola - "what are people saying to her?" Unmasked Amapola looks like a soccer chick. I wish I had any idea what she was saying.
And then there's a weird bit with the main event tecnicos popping up from behind the valets. Break.
Interview with the tecnicos. Mistico does the lead talking for the group. Lizmark is wearing a shirt, you'll be happy to know. But this is backstage, so I guess that's why. Mistico still wants the mask match with UG. Good luck on that.
And then there's a weird bit with the main event rudo popping up from behind the valets. Too much time on someone's hands.
Match 2: Olimpico, Tarzan Boy, Ultimo Guerrero (c) vs
Hijo de Lizmark, Mistico (c), Ultimo Dragon
Arena Coliseo, 04/23/06
Winner: Tecnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 7:51
Approx Rating: 80.
Other Match Notes: The Guerreros are proceeded by about seven valets. Olimpico's right arm is either taped, or he's wearing a bicep sleeve. Ultimo does the huddle dance with Guerrero fan club in the front row. Mistico enters first for the the tecnicos, and Ultimo punks him up. Olimpico takes the equally difficult task of beating down Monito. Ultimo Dragon and Hijo de Lizmark rush out, but only when their music starts to play. Then again, this happens so often, why would you hurry. There's an odd transition that's seems like a clip here.
Mistico gets the sky high flapjack form Ultimo as Olimpico watches. Tarzan is working Lizmark over in the aisle, but he return to the ring to join in on the Mistico beating. Ultimo presses Mistico, and drops him on Olimpico's knees. Rudos hold the ring with Dragon and Lizmark pulling themselves up on the outside. Mistico gets a Stunner over the top rope and another flapjack in the ring. Ultimo decides now is the time to rip the mask, but the refs warn him so he stops. Instead, he just press slams Mistico out of the ring. That can't feel good. Lizmark in and immediate dropkicked. Tarzan and Ultimo have new matching tights. Corner clothesline, corner clothesline, corner headstand sit. Olimpico suplexes Lizmark and everyone pins him. (1:40) Dragon in and making some progress on Guerrero until he gets attacked form behind. Crowd - lots of kids - is still cheering for Mistico. Dragon's lifted up for a Olimpico springboard dropkick, and that's it for the fall. (2:10) TRIPLE POSE! Replaces and a lot of time filling before
Back to Amapola - what she's going to do in the future? Win trophy, masks, hairs, champs - the same things as always. And she's going to get her revenge on Dark Angel. She's going to keep being a professional luchadora, mask or not. I think she talks about people being upset with her not really showing her face after the Arena Mexico match and promises to return to show her face or something like that, but as usual, I'm guessing here.
Rudos have the tecnicos tied up in Trees of Woe as we return. , but don't do much with them there. They end up kicking and dragging all the rudos out of the ring. Lizmark eventually comes in so they can work over someone. Double clothesline by Tarzan and Olimpico is hilariously misaimed (Lizmark ducks, and they go really high just to make sure), and Mistico lands his trademark comeback staring missile dropkick. Swinging headscissors sends UG out (and gets booed? - it was a bit loose), and Mistico follows him out with a slingshot 'rana. Back in, Olimpico runs into Lizmark's spinning side slam (1:18) and Tarzan takes the Dragon Cutter (1:21) That was speedy. Ultimo wants no further part of Mistico for the moment. Replays.
Back to Amapola again. "Les Ofrezco una disculpa", which google translates to "I offer an excuse to them", which I'm guessing is "Why did you not show your face?" And I'm guessing her answer is "I lost and I freaked out about losing a bit." Break.
I think if I see this ad for the Fired Up album again, I'm going to start stalking the lead singer of Alice Deejay.
Another Amapola thing here.
Ultimo and Ultimo start off the third fall. Guerrero gets Dragon down with a kick, but Dragon uses the jumping snap mare to escape. Dragon out agiles Guerrero and only gets more destructive when Tarzan tries to help. There's a handspring elbow to send Guerrero out, and Olimpico comes into take the three kick combo. Dragon tease a dive, but doesn't when the Guerreros hide. Olimpico and Tarzan have an argument about something. UG listens, talks to them both, and makes them shake. And it's instantly all okay. UG is some leader. Olimpico and Lizmark. Shockingly, we do not get a pose off. We do get Lizmark flipped for no reason, so it's not all a loss. Again Tarzan comes into hold a tecnico, again the tecnico gets loose, but Olimpico holds off on the chop at the last second. It's all good. Double chop to Lizmark works and the rudos are happy about it. Meanwhile, Lizmark is spinaroone-ing up. Armdrag for Olimpico, Tarzan is stripped into dropkicking his partner out, and Lizmark gives Tarzan a Stunner for good measure. UG runs in, and Lizmark drop toe hold's him into Tarzan's crotched. Ultimo gets back up, Lizmark ducks the clothesline and gives him a superkick. Lizmark poses - the Guerreros fans boo, but it's mostly cheers. Mistico in. His mask is untied, which surely will come up. Olimpico in to take him, or to pose. Whatever. So Mistico poses. Olimpico is choked that he gets boos and mocks Mistico. SUPERKICK. Stop it already. Olimpico over, under, handspring flip for no reason, Olimpico misses a clothesline, Mistico comes back with the twisting 'rana. Tarzan tries to help, but Mistico blocks his clothesline and turns it into a twisting Mexican armdrags. Tarzan tries to slide out, but ends up crotching himself on the ring post in the process. UG in and we have a staredown. Mistico listens to the fans cheering his name. Charge, and Ultimo slams him down by one hand. The referees are concerted Mistico's finally bought it, but he won't give, oh no. Mistico grabs the bottom rope, and flips to his feet when UG grabs his legs. Mistico ends up on UG's shoulders and headscissors out. UG goes out, and Mistico flies after him with a springboard plancha. Tarzan in, and Lizmark gives him a drop toe hold into the corner. Lizmark charges Tarzan after he gets up, and Tarzan boots him. Tarzan charges out, sunset flip on Lizmark, Lizmark rolls thru, Tarzan kips up to his feet and celebrates, Lizmark "superkicks" him in the back, but the kick visibly misses. TOPE does not misses. Olimpico out on the apron to Asai Moonsault, perhaps, but Mistico trips him up and pulls him off the apron hard. Now Ultimo to the apron, and he does connect on his Asai Moonsault! Mistico and UG left in the ring, with Monito in the tecnico corner. Mistico ducks the clothesline, La Mistica, Ultimo throws him off, and kicks him low. Everyone saw that one, and there's no way he's getting a count. That's a tecnico win. (DQ 4:40) UG seems shocked he did it as much as anyone. Maybe it's instinct by this point! Guerrero decides if he's not getting out with a win, he is getting out by beating Mistico some more. Lizmark and Dragon pull Mistico back to safety before he can do much harm. Replays of the final fall highlights. Yea, there's no question that was a low blow, and both refs saw it.
No interviews. Everyone leave now! That's it.