CMLL GdR - 02/03/07 (#63)
Randomly helping out with the announcers: Super Nova
Unmasked: Dark Angel, who turns out to be Dark Angel.
Perro reveals the answers to last week's questions.
Match 1: Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra vs Dark Angel, India Sioux, Luna Magica
Arena Mexico, 01/19/07
Match Time: 6:52
Approx Rating: Above average. They didn't miss Hiroka and Lady Apache. India is hit and miss, often within seconds.
Other Match Notes: Luna Magica has an entrance video? This is the one with Dark Angle in the bobsled outfit. They're spelling it Sugieth on her entrance video, so maybe that's it? Of course, for the half second the intro graphics are on the screen, it's S-U-J-E-I. This one will never be solved. This match is supposed to be about Amapola vs Lady Apache, I presume, but Lady Apache
Amapola and India Sioux started with an extend and good mat sequence. It was probably due to Amapola, but India looked as good as she's looked. Sujei was in for a moment, but it instead became Rosa/Luna, and that was interrupted (abruptly) with a break. They can't get the timing good for these breaks.
Promo: Ramstein. No, really. I think we can win his mask? Felino does the same bit later.
After the break, Amapola took over on Luna. I think Luna's slightly better than Sahori, but you could argue that to the death. Luna runs corners oddly. Amapola carried her thru some things, looking really good this match. Dark Angel finally got in, and looked great against Amapola and Rosa Negra (corner walking flip armdrag), but she and Sujei got totally lost during a bit. You'd never guess they were the one who'd feuded. Dark Angel ended up waylaying her with an enziguri. The tecnicas all stood in the ring for no reason, and eventually the rudas beat them with kicks. That was strange. Beatdown time anyway - side slam dropkick to the ad combo on India, double flapjack and a catapult/assisted legdrop on Luna (that was great madness), triple first first powerbomb and triple dropkick on Dark Angel. India is brought back in, corner whip, Rosa Negra lands the corner charge clothesline, Rosa whips her out, India is boosted up by Sujei and tries to come down with a headscissors on Amapola, but darn near lands on her head. Tecnicos get their comebacks in - India springboard plancha, Luna we lost track of, and Dark Angel with a tope rope plancha. Amapola and India back in - India gets a 'rana, Amapola rolls thru one two NO. Amapola's angry about the count. India off the ropes, headscissors into a satellite armbar! That's it. I have no idea where they're going here, but that was above average. Well, I guess India and Amapola shoving should be a clue.
Replays shows Luna did a tope con giro off the apron. Now you know.
Match 2: Ephesto, Misterioso II (c), Shigeo Okumura vs
Felino, Mictlan, Negro Casas (c)
Arena Coliseo, 01/28/07
Winner: Rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:20
Approx Rating: Okay.
Other Match Notes: Mictlan has new music, I think. It's been like a month, I haven't been paying close attention. The director is in love with a "as they come thru the entrance curtain" shot this week. It's hard to see anyone because of the lights. Felino does the tecnico prematch promo. Ephesto has Averno & Mephisto's music. He's still the same guy. He's still talking to the camera on the way to the ring. Misterioso does NOT assault any members of the crowd. Ephesto's promo involves lots of pointing.
1: Negro and Misterioso briefly start, but don't get far before making tags to Mictlan and Okumura. They get the long open instead, and it's standard zero leg trip stuff. Ephesto and Felino have issues, or at least act as if they do. The highlight is Felino doing a fireman's carry lift dropped into a double knee gutbuster, but the other highlight is Felino laying on top of Ephesto, and just rolling both of them over and over until they got to the corner. I guess Ephesto was supposed to be helping, but it was all Felino. That gets Felino the pin, and moves them out of the way for Mictlan to plancha Misterioso and wrap him up in a 'rana. Negro chases Okumura around the ring.
2: Okumura and Negro start with kicks and chops. When Negro gets the edge, Misterioso decks him with a clothesline. Negro rallies back to get in his DDT. While the rudos discuss not coming in, the tecnicos randomly goof around, Felino crotching his brother. It ends with Mictlan and Misterioso. Mictlan hasn't impressed me as being identifiably different than anyone else, just a little bit bigger. He's a replacement Mr. Niebla ('cause he has the springboard back elbow). I like him more than I liked Mr. Niebla, but that's not high praise. Okumura just decides to boot the tecnicos, and the beatdown is on. Felino takes a triple dropkick. Negro evades the corner charges, but Misterioso stops his run with a clothesline anyway. Okumura knocks him down with a missile dropkick, and that's that.
3: Rudos continue on thru the fall (and commercial) break. Felino takes corner charges. Mictlan takes the side backbreaker/middle rope legdrop Ephesto was doing as Hombre Sin Nombre. He also finds the camera to talk to it some more. Negro takes the triple boot out. Felino gets a boot and is in and out quick. Mictlan is corner whipped, and he makes the escape, with a nice headscissors on Misterioso and a backbreaker on Ephesto. Felino posts Misterioso. Negro gives Okumura a jawbreaker and then does a victory dance. Negro starts to head to the apron when everyone goes to the corner, and Felino forces him into wrestling. I'm pretty sure they're goofing around and this isn't an angle, but you never know. Misterioso and Negro try to out chop each other, and Misterioso clubs Negro in the back of the head when he bends over from one. Negro comes back, kicks him, puts on a hold, the rudos break it up, and the other tecnicos are in. Ephesto and Okumura are whipped into each other, but the tecnicos take too long setting up their next move - both storyline wise and work wise, and Mictlan's boosted dropkick turns into a Ephesto powerbomb. He's done. As Misterioso clears Negro off the apron, Okumura gives Felino a reverse DDT and pins him too. Rudos win clean. A bit of an upset.
Rudos cut promos, and that's it.
Total Match Time: 19:12