CMLL GDR - 08/26/06 (#40)
All matches were taped at Arena Coliseo on 08/20, as part of a one night tag team tournament.
Match 1: Misterioso II, Hombre Sin Nombre, Okumura,
Hijo de Pierroth vs Metro II, La Mascara, Texano Jr., Hijo de Lizmark
1: Metro (by Misterioso, 716-910)
2: Hombre Sin Nombre (by Texano Jr., 716-945)
3: Hijo de Pierroth (by La Mascara, 716-1014
4: Texano Jr. (by Okumura, 716-1026
5: Lizmark Jr. (by Okumura and Misterioso, 716-1058)
6: Misterioso (by Mascara, 716-1106)
Survivors: Okumura and La Mascara
Match Time: 2:50
Other Match Notes: Someone's using a Mortal Kombat theme, including the bit where the guy yells Mortal Kombat. This quite the collection of rudo goofs (and Misterioso.) I like how they stick all the younger guys in here to take the extra bumps. Why they are taking bumps in this match, I would not know. But there's La Mascara going down ten seconds in. Lots of screwing around to tease eliminations. Metro is dumped out of nowhere - we just catch the tail end of it. Rudos and tecnicos are vaguely sticking together. Hombre Sin Nombre takes a bump off the ropes to the floor from a Texano dropkick. Hijo de Pierroth and La Mascara work their end exchange while the others stall; Pierroth charges Mascara for a monkey flip, La Mascara catches him, time stops, and then Pierroth is finally thrown out. Texano throws himself out, going for a running jumping spear on Okumura and ending up flying out when Okumura drops down. Rudos team up to double clothesline Lizmark out, then argue over beating up Mascara. Mascara ends clotheslining Misterioso in the confusion. La Mascara gets to armdrag Okumura around, until it's finally explained that the match is later. They race thru all the matchups to come here.
Pre-Match interviews: nothing special from the tecnicos, though we're pretending Metro is this young new guy. Always good to see Safari and Olimpico best friends forever. Olimpico explains that this duo is on a different level, and I must agree.
Match 2: Hombre Sin Nombre & Olimpico vs
Felino & Metro II in a quarterfinal
Winner: Hombre Sin Nombre & Olimpico
Match Time: 1:26
Other Match Notes: Match appears clipped slightly. Felino fakes a knee injury to sneak a kick on HsN, then tags in Metro, but there's no one left to fight - Olimpico's been sent out already. You could clip out the part where nothing is happening, I guess. They get the heat on metro for about ten seconds, Metro makes the 1 on 2 comeback, and then a 'rana is reversed into an Olimpico powerbomb for three. HsN gets Felino with a shoulderbreaker, and that's that.
Pre-Match interviews: Pierroth is happy to win it for the Boricuas. Hijo is happy to be teaming with his dad. Pierroth throws out random challenges to the Guerreros and the Perros, because that's what he does. Texano points out he teamed up with Metal in the Gran Alternativa. (Where they lost in the first round.) Heavy Metal says Texano Sr. was a friend, so he's making sure Texano Jr. turns out okay. I dunno about you, but I don't really trust Heavy Metal to mold the minds of young men, especially when he seems way too unnaturally wired and fidgety here.
Match 3: Hijo de Pierroth, Pierroth vs Heavy Metal, Texano Jr.
in a quarterfinal
Winner: Heavy Metal & Texano
Match Time: 3:00
Other Match Notes: Heavy Metal leaves his valet in the dust on his entrance. We get a split screen with highlights of Aniversario CRIT - the highlight is Averno wearing his mask at a public function, for sure. I think that's part of the annual children's telethon. I think I trust Averno more with our youth than I do metal, and Averno is a demon from hell. Meanwhile, Hijo de Pierroth and Texano are doing mat wrestling, which is almost as exciting as it might sound. Normal opening sequence, which may not be best plan when it's going to be a four minute match. Texano also makes a bad move by charging Hijo while he's laying on the mat - that always means monkey flip to the floor. Hijo adds a tope, even. Pierroth and Metal in, they take turns missing on dropkicks, though Pierroth was slightly beyond hopeless there. Metal telegraphs the concept of telegraphing the La Majistral, and Pierroth shoves him off. Pierroth goes for his finisher (low blow kick) and Metal shoves him down. Pierroth uses the ropes to get up, they play 'duck the punch', Pierroth stops ducking, and Heavy punches him. Here's a very leisurely La Majistral for three. Texano and Hijo come in just in time to add a fireman's carry head crusher, and that's three. Texano is THRILLED they didn't lose in the first round again.
Match 4: Terrible, Misterioso II vs Lizmark Jr., Lizmark in a quarterfinal
Winner: Terrible & Misterioso II
Match Time: 2:50
Other Match Notes: Terrible has a crazy Terrible shirt (which really doesn't look much like him.) Are we not getting interviews here? That'd be fine. Oh, here they are.
Pre-Match Interviews: Lizmark is awful wet. Lizmark Jr. seems to mumble. I guess we're not getting rudo interviews? Sad.
Second tier tall rudo versus second tier tall rudo. A battle which may yet headline someplace. Spinarooni, CHECK, though Lizmark does not get the stand up quite right. His superkick looks less than usual , and he checks his left leg to see if it's still working. Misterioso wants the old man, because he's smart. YOGURT. Misterioso takes the usual monkey flip-rific Lizmark Sr. offense, blocking one so he can get pulled down by his mask too. Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, check. Terrible comes in, and Lizmark holds him up forever of the side slam - that allows Terrible to get free, and he and Misterioso end up powerbombing the tecnicos at the same time. One two three. No one kicks out in first round matches.
Pre-Match Interview: Emilio thinks there's no Mexico/Japan problem here, because Okumura has been here for three decades. Okumura shows off limited Spanish; I could almost cut the same promo. Panther explains his team is a classic experience/youth mix. He's going to teach and win. This a grand opportunity.
Match 5: Emilio Charles Jr., Okumura vs Blue Panther, La Mascara in a quarterfinal
Winner: Blue Panther & La Mascara
Match Time: 2:18
Other Match Notes: Blue Panther has his awesome Blue Panther shirt here, though I think the ones in Chicago were in black. As with all good tournament matches, this one starts with people standing around, and then a clip to the middle of action. Oh man, Okumura actually kicked out of a plancha. He's going to be stuck here another three decades for such things. More so than Texano Jr. early, La Mascara is intent on doing a sequence of wrestling maneuvers, which will take up 75% of this match and mean nothing with the sudden finish happens. Don't do a dive! Okay he only did a pescado. Panther get a sunset flip and doesn't hold on - how odd. Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, whip, reverses, Emilio puts his head down too soon and gets it smashed. Panther knocks him over with a dropkick, then takes him down as he gets up. STF? Just the ST. La Mascara comes back into get Okumura with a bodyscissors cradle, and we're down with round one.
Match 6: Hombre Sin Nombre & Olimpico vs
Heavy Metal, Texano Jr.
in a semifinal
Winner: Heavy Metal & Texano Jr.
Match Time: 2:31
Other Match Notes: Rudos thankfully pummel the tecnicos the moment they step in the ring. Make the best use of your time, I say. Texano's wasted on the outside, so HsN and Olimpico can double team Metal, and then toss him out in time for Texano to come in. It's strategy! They have double teams and all this stuff, almost like they were 2/3rds trios champions in another lifetime. Texano is sent out after double shoulderblock an double elbow drops, and Metal's back in to be thrown around by his stringy hair. Boot to send him out. Texano's chopped on entrance, and takes a beel in. Olimpico sure has a dumb looking running splash, and deservingly only gets two. Wacky/screwed up spot where Metal's supposed to be double suplexed and is supposedly sticking his foot in the ropes to block (which is a huh to start with), only he's not close enough to the ropes to actually do that, so they just screw around for a while, and then Metal tries a double DDT but they won't go, and then Olimpico just walks off. Hey, this is fake! What an awful sequence. Luckily, they go almost directly to the end game, with Metal getting another La Majistral, and Texano using a reverse figure four. They're on to the finals.
Match 7: Terrible, Misterioso II vs Blue Panther, La Mascara in a semifinal
Winner: Terrible & Misterioso II
Match Time: 3:00
Other Match Notes: Again, the rudos just jump the tecs in the aisle, though I think we had a clip here. Someone blow the whistle. There you go. Terrible gets to toss around La Mascara, which only fun for one of them. Again with the 2 on 1 rudo beatdown. Panther comes in, and they just while La Mascara into him to send him back out. Panthers comes in again, and turns it around for his team, climaxing with a clotheslines for Terrible that ends him out and gets him toped by Panther. Misterioso and Panther are left in, and they milk the crowd reaction for a good twenty seconds. Again, Panther is the man who hates to see sunset flips end with a pin, as he rolls out to reverse from one and odes nothing. Misterioso is shoulderblocked out, and Panther adds a tope of his own. Hey, someone, in the ring? Time for some replays. La Mascara lays out Misterioso on the outside and throw sin Terrible. Wait, now e got all four in, and it's over like that - Misterioso gives La Mascara the Rosa Driver, and Terrible bats Panther with a Fujiwara! That's not right. That's not right at all! Fans boo technical wizard Terrible (and Misterioso, sure.)
Match 8: Terrible, Misterioso II vs Heavy Metal, Texano Jr.
in a final
Winner: Heavy Metal & Texano Jr.
Match Time: 2:46
Other Match Notes: We start with this match in progress; I assume the tecnicos just ran out there, but they probably should've done a better job, since they're getting beat again Double boot for Heavy, who's getting the most reaction from the crowd. He's kicked and kicked until he'll finally leave the ring. Texano make a momentary comeback, but he takes a double boot too. Metal back in, and the rudos make a wish with him. Metal reaches to make a tag to Texano, which would be the first one ever! I don't think they actually touched hands there, but they're letting it go on. Texano sidesteps a charge, Misterioso spears the post, and Texano gets in the superkick on Terrible. Double jump plancha on Misterioso. Heavy slingshot tope con giro! Everyone down! Someone ought to get in the ring! Ah, there's Texano and Misterioso, I feel batter. Texano with a drop toe hold, La Majistral, one two three. Heavy Metal gets tossed up high, but comes down into a 'rana, and Texano helps hold it - one two three! Texano and Metal are so ecstatically happy, you'd thought they'd won something with actual meaning. Misterioso and Terrible are a bit distraught too. This would be actually be great if they ever followed up on it, but I think we know the score there. Here's some replays, and then they've got to get out of there quick.