CMLL GDR - 12/10/06 (#55)
Show got delayed a day due to all day teleton coverage on Sunday.
Person Who Lost Their Mask: Amapola! Gee, I can hardly remember back to the days where Amapola lost her mask. All the way back in 2006. Amapola seems a bit torn up about losing her mask, and I can't follow it enough to figure out exactly why.
Dr. Wagner Jr. wishes us happy holidays. I'm not sure I can do three weeks of these.
Match 1: Fabian el Gitano (c), Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera vs Arkangel, Hooligan, Loco Max (c)
Arena Coliseo, 12/03/06
Winner: Tecnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 8:48
Approx Rating: below average
Other Match Notes: Fabian el Gitano enters to Too Sexy and strips. El Elegido thought that was gay. Tony Rivera shouts a taped pre-match promo.
1: Opening exchanges are Tony/Arkangel, Loco/Fabian - and it stops there, because Loco beats down Fabian! Didn't see that coming. Loco urges his team onto the beatdown, which is a bit of a surprise to them too. In the middle of the beatdown, Loco Max sits on the top rope for a while waiting for his partners to set up Stuka for a dive...and Arkangel puts him in Haas of Pain submission hold instead. Stuka gives up, and then Fabian breaks it up. Nice timing. No hard camera during all of this, which makes it a bit harder to follow. Arkangel gets his pin with a standing figure four hold, and Loco gets a leg lock on Fabian for fun. Loco Max takes his time letting go, has words with the ref, and goes off to pose on his own. Someone's moody.
2: Rudos in control as we return, with Fabian taking a double axhandle to the midsection before the bell. Tony either doesn't last long, or his beatdown is basically clipped out. Hart Attack on Stuka Jr. Loco finds a weird way to do a splash, because he's Loco Max. Tony back in, and held by the ropes. Arkangel gives him a dropkick, knocking him from the apron to the floor. Loco Max puts Fabian in a full nelson, Fabian slips free and Loco ends the double clothesline. Loco is suddenly less a tough guy. Fabian gives him a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, as he used to doing. Those two are knocked out of the ring so the other four can go at it, and the rudos hang the tecnicos in tree of Woe. Sliding dropkicks to the had are missed, rudos end up on the outside, and tecnicos gives them plancha. Fabian and Loco back in, and Fabian's devastating abdominal stretch wins it for the time (sorta, countout helps too.)
3: Showcase time. Stuka gets to show off, his first real look of the match, followed by Tony. He goes thru the rudos, setting up Fabian for a pescado on Loco Max, and then the other four all are in. Arkangel get a fireman's carry, frog splash combo for the win. One two three. Stuka tries spinning Hooligan after his STO, and they count even though it doesn't count and Hooligan wasn't actually down. Otherwise it was great. Short fall here.
Match 2: Alex Koslov, Eclipse (c), Sangre Azteca vs
Felino, La Mascara, Satanico (c)
Arena Coliseo, 12/03/06
Winner: Rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:56
Approx Rating: Good in parts. Eclipse's protection was memorable.
Other Match Notes: I would call La Mascara's yellow suspenders 'gay' if I had not just seen Fabian el Gitano. They're just questionable. Satanico does the prematch interview and looks exhausted already. Sangre seems to be a in a jolly mood about his 20th straight appearance on this show. There are Alex Koslov fans in the audience, who even have the hat and do the worst version of the Russian dance possible . It's fantastic. Also fantastic is Alex putting the hat on his valet. Eclipse still has the half mask. Way not to have an identity. Eclipse gets to do the interview! I would've like the other two guys.
1: Bizarrely, the insert for the 1st Fall is actually the insert for the 1st fall of the last match - Tony Rivera doesn't look like anyone in this match. Alex and Mascara battle on the mat to start. Alex seems a bit better, but Mascara fights his way free from holds. Alex gets frustrated, rips off his elbow pads (Mascara drops his straps), and Alex - leaves. And urges Eclipse to go take his place. Announcers are talking about "people we know named Alex" during this. Eclipse and Satanico next, and Satanico ends up beating him up before tossing Felino on top in a pescado. Satanico wraps up Sangre Azteca in a figure four pin (this time a submission hold) and Mascara gets Alex Koslov with a plancha and a Casas special for three.
Averno & Mephisto wish you feliz navidad. That's the best one of all.
2: Sangre and Felino start, which makes sense since they did nothing last time. It also makes sense they face each other, since Sangre Azteca has worked hard on his mocking of Felino's poses and can't wait to show them off. Felino responds by chest slapping him and sending him cross ring with a headscissors. Sangre goes out, and Eclipse storms into get himself some cat, but Satanico stops him with a front facelock. Satanico holds him there forever, and Sangre comes in to help attack. Is the beatdown or just a double team? Looks like a beatdown, because Koslov is getting a turn to beatup Satanico too. Nope, they missed on the double boot. Satanico headbutts Sangre out, who then argues with Eclipse over what just happened. Meanwhile, Koslov and Alex have a shoving match, which ends with Alex kicking Mascara in the back of the head. Alex rolls out to get the Russian hat from has fans. TIME TO DANCE. Most fans do not dig it. Sunset flip, but Mascara rolls thru and knocks off Alex's hat with a dropkick. Mascara over, under, clothesline misses, spinning headscissors works, and a tilt-a-whirl backbreakers to follow. Sangre in, and it's his turn take a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Sangre tries the worst attempt at drawing a foul ever. Eclipse in, so Satanico into face him - Eclipse is only going to work him. Satanico knocks him around with some running back elbows, but gets dropkicked when covering. Sangre works over Satanico with kicks, and then Alex gets his turn. Sangre mocks Felino some more, but he gets jumped by Koslov. They're not even letting Eclipse in to help on the early beatdown! Oh, there he is, though doing very little. Sangre gives Felino the running off the middle rope spinning headscissors. Eclipse adds an elbow drop to get the pin, and is very happy. Alex Koslov uses the Red Scare (one of 'em, anyway), and gets Mascara to give. That's the fall.
3: Straight into the third fall, with Koslov battling it out against La Mascara in the aisle. Suplex on the ramp! If Mascara was taller, he might have hit the overhand there. The other rudos are just kinda holding the tecnicos in place. Eclipse finally gets some revenge on Satanico, who's pretty much owned him, but Eclipse is not allowed to do anything more than hold him. The rudos set up for triple bulldogs, and that goes slightly bad. After the rudos all boink into each other, Eclipse and Koslov roll out, and Sangre takes the cover charges, including Felino suing a Sangre-like dropkick to the groin. Satanico assures us that it's legal. Koslov gets the same. Magadan thinks those aren't quite legal. Eclipse's turn - no, Sangre pulls Felino out. Tecnicos start to help, but take a double clothesline from Eclipse (not good!) Alex cleans Felino clock on the outside, and the rudos take care of business on the inside - Eclipse gets Satanico in an abdominal stretch (can't be too complicated!) and Sangre pins Mascara after a face first crucifix powerbomb. That's the match - something of an upset.
Magadan talks to Sangre Azteca. Sangre has to remember who he beat up, but after that, he's all good. Including yelling an obscene English word! Alex has been working hard, I see! Magadan nearly loses it.
Total match time: 21:44