CMLL GDR - 05/27/06 (#27)
Qs for Mephisto. As usual, I almost think I follow but am so confused I don't bother writing down responses. It's a lot of talk about his family.
Magadan talks to rudos in the next match. Mascara almost forgets who he's cutting a promo on (Lizmark). Universo wants La Mascara? Ah, because Volador and Misterioso have the secret second generation death feud going. Misterioso is very pumped to have these two as partners.
Tecnicos talking is less interesting. They're all sedate. Volador doesn't seem to sound like a 14 year old anymore, which I find horribly disappointing.
Match 1: Mascara Ano 2000, Misterioso II, Universo 2000
(c) vs La Mascara, Lizmark (c), Volador Jr.
Arena Coliseo, 05/21/05
Winner: Rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:15
Approx Rating: Okay.
Other Match Notes: La Mascara is wearing his belt, which is small as those things go. Of course, Universo isn't wearing his. There may be a well hid clip to start the match.
Misterioso and Volador start, getting no where, while the announcers talk about Misterioso I/Volador I's feud with Tony Arce and Vulcano. Tags shortly to Lizmark and Mascara, who try and get the crowd going before they get going. Universo's left shoulder is slightly taped up. Universo complains about a tights pull after an armdrag. Lizmark starts rolling on Universo, so Mascara comes into help. That backfires at first, but then the rudos decide it's time for the beatdown. Mascara gets thrashed first. Volador is stomped down. Lizmark comes in and gets nowhere. Mascara fireman's carry into a Universo gut buster on him. La Mascara comes back to be worked over again. He ends up getting whipped into Misterioso's Gory Neckbreaker. One two three. (4:07) Volador back in, and he takes a double hiptoss, a Universo senton, and is lifted up for Universo's giant sit. One two three. (4:38) They put the "1" for the end of the fall up before the rudos even covered, because it was in no doubt.
Beatdown goes on to start the first fall. They run thru everyone once, but corner whip Lizmark on the second cycle thru (after about two minutes), Misterioso tries to charge him, Lizmark moves, and Misterioso eats the corner. The Capos are all "darn kids these days!" and the comeback is on. Volador and La Mascara work together on Universo while Lizmark works over La Mascara - Misterioso recovers and wanders. The tecnicos decide to all team up on Mascara bit. It segues into a La Mascara/Volador vs Misterioso bit, with Volador getting an off the top rope 'rana, Mascara trying to break it up but ends up senton-ing his own partner. Pin. (3:39) Lizmark has to work for a double underhook suplex on Mascara, but gets it for the other pin. (3:41) Off deep in the crowd, Mascara hit someone that looked like a SUPERKICK on Lizmark, but I'm going to pretend I don't see it.
Third fall is a cold start. Opening sequence was Lizmark and Misterioso, and Lizmark is perfectly adequate, doing the Atlantis tecnico run (or the other way around.) There a clip here, and the next thing we get is Universo and Volador. Universo manages to make Volador look the wrong way, but it's only after where he is able to grab the advantage. Universo dodges most of Volador's agile stuff - it's his evasiveness which pays off, ducking a clothesline that takes Universo out of the ring. Misterioso and Lizmark again - they've been cutting on La Mascara here, I suppose. Lizmark gets a near submission on Misterioso, the Capos break it up, and it turns into a four way with the Capos vs the Kids. They work the usual team spots, leading to a double tope. Misterioso and Lizmark are left in, and Misterioso makes the mistake of too obviously telegraphing a clothesline. Lizmark ducks it and lands a short one of his own. Misterioso ends up posting himself again moments later. Lizmark climbs up, slips on the ropes, drops back down, and does a tope instead. That's the first real old moment he's had here, and he tried to make it up on the tope. Back to the other four - Volador and La Mascara gets 'ranas, but Capos kick out at 2. They try for rollups again, but the Capos reverse them, and that's that. (3:56) That's sort of a depressing finish. It's definitely a "not yet" one.
Survey: Heavy Metal or Negro Casas? Negro, Negro, Heavy, Negro, Negro, Heavy, Negro, Heavy, Negro, Heavy, Negro, Heavy, no pick. First: We may have to contact PETA about the unethical treatment of Felino here. Second: all the women picked Heavy. I just found that funny.
Interview with the rudos in the next match. Rey talks up their opponents. Averno & Mephisto talk about being the best team in the world.
Interview with the tecnicos: Negro can't stand in one place. Dos is happy. Metal is confident.
Match 2: Averno, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero (c) vs Dos Caras Jr. (c), Heavy Metal, Negro Casas
Arena Coliseo, 05/21/05
Winner: Tecnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 10:52
Approx Rating: all angle. The angle is done fine.
Other Match Notes: Averno and Mephisto's entrance may cause seizures. Way to aim the camera directly into the strobes. Rey enters to GdI music. Sounds like there's crowd support for Rey.
After everyone finally gets settled, Metal and Rey start. I swear Metal's lost some weight. He seems faster. After their initial exchange ends with Mep kicking Metal while he had Rey in a hold, Rey has words with Mephisto and Averno. They tease fighting right there and then, but calm down. Back to Metal and Rey. Metal gets a submission and looks over - nope, they're not coming in. Rey gets out on his own, and they reach a standoff. Rey starts to go back to his corner, but Metal's just lookin' at him. Metal wants a handshake? Rey thinks about it, and his partners get angry that he's even thinking about it! No, he won't do it. They seem to clip out a Mephisto/Negro sequence - why? We come back with Averno being stuck with Dos and not liking it. Averno tries for a pose off. That goes badly. Averno gets offended when Caras makes fun of Averno's midsection. Okay, Mephisto versus Dos instead. Mep gets the edge when he bails out on a dropkick, and he slaps Negro in the face for good measure. Mep and Averno try double teaming on Dos, and it goes not too well. Corner enziguri on Mep, twisting headscissors on Averno, Rey comes in and he's kicked into a dropkick on his partners! That's not good. Rey tries to clothesline Dos, Dos ducks under and grabs Rey's arm - to lift up in victory! Rey doesn't appreciate, and Averno and Mephisto like it less. They shove Rey out of the ring, hard, and then charge the rudos - where' they're immediately beat. Negro Crossface on Averno and Code Red on Mep (4:15) Metal and Rey have a very un-intense standoff.
Rudos try to regroup on the outside, but when Averno and Mephisto wants to do the Guerrero Huddle Dance, Rey wants no part of it! I think he's sick of dancing with people who are only temporary friends. Wait, now Rey did it with Dos! That's quite strange. His partners want nothing to do with him when he comes back to the corner, so Rey decides to stand at a neutral corner. Eventually, Averno and Metal start. Averno lets a corner whip reversed, and Metal works over him with chest slaps. Mephisto comes in to help out his corner, and ends up running into a boot. Metal takes care of both of them, finally KO-ing Mephisto with the Heavy Punch. Rey comes in when his partners are down. What's he going to do? He's going to wrestle! They evade off the ropes for a bit, Rey eventually hamstring kicking Metal into the ropes. Rey misses on a senton, and they transition into dueling zero counts. And there's the handshake! Averno and Mephisto have had just enough of this - they tell Rey to stay out of their corner, basically, and then decide to rush the tecnicos. They 2 on 3 actually works, mostly because Negro gets poked in the eye and wanders away. Rey stands back and watches, and then refuses to get the cheap shot kick on Negro while the other two are holding him, actually freeing him and ushering him back to his corner. Averno and Mephisto beat Metal by themselves, and Rey tells them he's going to help this time. Rey slams Heavy and heads up for the Castigo - but Averno and Mephisto sneak in and cover Metal! (3:47) Bucanero just stands on the top rope and watches. Dos comes into help his partner, and also because we need one more person to be pinned. Averno and Mep get a reverse double step over armbar (4:15) as Rey says "enough with them" and walks off. Mephisto goes after Dos' mask. Good luck on that.
Either the shortest break between falls ever, or there's a clip in here. Beatdown is still on, because the law apparently requires it. Rey stands back and watches quite a bit, and the other tecnicos are stuck outside while Averno and Mephisto work over Metal. The rudos eventually all get back together enough for Averno & Mephisto to feed Metal for a Rey superbomb, but Metal easily escapes with a 'rana. That's the comeback point. Metal kicks Rey early, but Rey backs off and the tecnicos just worry about the other two. Negro even gives Rey a high five before hitting the corner square dropkick on Averno. Metal wants one more chance, so they pick up with the wrestling. Rey is able to hamstring kick him out, and follows with a pescado. Averno and Mephisto to rush the other two, but Dos turns that around, Negro gets a fujiwara armbar on Averno (3:12) and Dos uses his press slam into a German suplex on Mephisto (3:22) That's it for the match, but the Casas brothers are still taking to Rey - Negro has Rey's arms raised for victory.
They skip ahead to a post match interview with Rey and the tecnicos, though Averno and Mephisto break it up for a moment, trying to assassinate Rey. Negro and Dos run the rudos off, and Metal gives Rey the hard sell on going tecnico. Rey seems to think, if the fans want it, maybe he'll do it, but his problems were with his tag partners.