01/11: Hora Cero, GDL

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CMLL (SUN) 01/11 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, CMLL, WiLlYeR @ elMartinete, cesar @ box y lucha]
1) Pegasso & Rey Cometa b Calígula & Méssala
2) Euforia & Nosferatu b Flash & Stuka Jr.
3) Blue Panther, Mark Corleone, Shocker b Ephesto, Terrible, Texano Jr.
4) Black Warrior, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero b La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr.
5) Shockercito L Pierrothito, Mascarita Dorada, Último Dragoncito, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Olímpico, Tzuki, Nino de Acero, Pequeno Ninja, Fantasy, Electrico, Cosmico [mask, cage]

Wrestlers had to stay in the cage for seven minutes, but all the tecnicos just left at the start of the match to confound the rudos. They were ordered back in the cage, and Dorada and Shockercito ended up doing dives off the top of the cage as their way of getting back in. Pequeno Ninja ended up leaving early again and didn’t seem like he realized it, because the ring announcement to allow escape was just after, but the referees explained it to him and he climbed back in and then climbed back out later.

Order of escape went Cosmico, Electrico, Fantasy, Pequeno Ninja, Tzuki, Pequeno Olimpico, Pequeno Universo 2000, Pequeno Black Warrior. This left it 3 tecnicos (Dragoncito, Dorada, Shockercito) vs Pierrothito. Dragoncito took off and escaped, and Shockercito seemed to be next, but Dorada did a “spectacular” series of moves to escape before Shockercito, leaving him with Pierrothito. Those two wrestled to a fall, and Pierrothito made Shockercito give up to a bridging reverse facelock. Shockercito is Javier Cortes Sanchez from Villanueva, Oaxaca, 8 years a professional wrestler (so he’d wrestled a little over a year before taking this gimmick.)

Shockercito unmasked photos: CMLL, box y lucha. This match seemed to be on track for 52MX, but CMLL.com’s preview of the show says “EVENTO GRABADO PARA LA TV POR TELEVISA CANAL 9 GALAVISIÓN”, so perhaps it WILL be on the main show? Maybe they can save the tape for the next time they plan on running a notPPV.

Warrior blatantly foul kicked Mistico, but got away with for the semimain win. They have a singles match next Sunday.

CMLL.com’s recap mentions Euforia and Nosferatu’s win may have set them up for a third shot at the tag team titles. Attendance is said to be good – maybe 75%?

CMLL (SUN) 01/11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT]
4) Mascara Dorada b Dragon Rojo Jr.
5) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara b Atlantis, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Garza pinned UG clean in a third, then demanded (and received) a trios title shot for next Sunday. Dorada pulled Rojo’s mask before pinning him for the semifinal win.

Dos Jr. is still listed as working tomorrow in Arena Mexico. We’ll see!

In Monterrey, Caifan is hurt again. This time, it’s an abdominal injury, which will require three months of rest. He’s had nothing but bad luck the last year.

Box Y Lucha #2905 has Mistico conquering Japan and Chessman explaining his first wrestling payday was a chicken pie. Article teasers include Bam Bam responding to Freelance, Super Fly saying the only real Fuerza Aerea, Hector Garza saying he’s not copying Alex Koslov and memories of Aguila India.

SuperLuchas looks back at Silver King’s past failures and success in Tijuana.

WrestlingObserver posted their AAA recap

AAA (SUN) 01/11 Arena Cuatro Caminos Nuevo Laredo [RFC]
1) Anubis, Lady Storm, Mini Laredo Kid vs Mandragora, Mini Black Mamba, Mini Rio Bravo
2) Black Fenix, Power Ranger I, Street Boy vs Black Mamba, Oscuridad, Violento
3) Principe Diamante, Sangre Chicana, Universal vs Hombre de Negro, Kendor, Soberdosis
4) Estrella Universal, Hombre Sin Miedo, Laredo Kid vs Rio Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II

Or, you know, they’re not taking two months of here.

15 thoughts on “01/11: Hora Cero, GDL

  1. AAA (SUN) 01/11 Arena Cuatro Caminos Nuevo Laredo [RFC]

    Or, you know, they’re not taking two months of here.
    “””

    Although they changed the day and time slot (from Monday to Sunday and from 21 hours to about 14:00 -a bit earlier-), or who knows, they also run shows on Saturdays at 18:00, so maybe it was that show the one which got moved and not the other one…

  2. Under the Comments and Recaps on the sidebar, it’s in the Meta section.

    The sidebar is legit impossible at this point.

  3. “and Shockercito seemed to be next, but Dorada did a “spectacular” series of moves to escape before Shockercito,”

    Does the crowd love Mascarita or what?

  4. Could this weekends main CMLL show be the best show in many a year?

    Whole show – just the 2 matches. 2 possible MOTYC’s. Tag Titles and mini’s.

    Ok, maybe not. Has the potential though if they miss out the semi and cuarta crap to air them in full :)

  5. Tercera Caida just showed highlights of Hora Cero and it does look impressive. Hopefully they do air it on the main show, though honestly with that card, it is probably worthy of one of their Saturday night specials. Highlights shown:
    1. Tzuki being helped out of the cage (sorry Rob).
    2. Dorada’s twirling around the cage for his escape which has to be seen to understand.

    The show also had clips of the new blonde Shockercito in Puebla.

    And, I’m guessing that Dos Caras was at Arena Mexico since it looked like they aired a backstage interview with him.

  6. @Alan: Well let me stand up for my third favorite wrestler of all-time. To be fair even though he got help escaping, it was his second time escaping! All the mini tecnicos escaped earlier in the match even though it was illegal and he had no help there.:D

    The proof: http://www.cmll.com/02_resultados/domingo_Mex/estelar06.htm

    Box y Lucha board keeps saying the match will be on FSE this weekend. I was hoping they’d air a special of the show instead. Knowing FSE they’ll join it in progress…

  7. @Rob: Heh, I actually think Tzuki is great. I was half expecting them to do a spot with the rudos tossing him and having him fly nearly over the cage.

    Has anyone reported how long the match went on Sunday? If it airs on FSE, hopefully they go with last Friday’s womens match (only two falls and they could clip it) or the lightening match and give the cage match its proper amount of time. But, joining in progress does seem likely.

    Wow, they just aired footage of Mesias dancing as Ricky Banderas on his way out to the ring. I never thought I’d see anything that made me appreciate the Mesias character, but I guess that it is better than Ricky Banderas doing a Latin Lover impersonation.

  8. Well let me stand up for my third favorite wrestler of all-time
    ———-
    After Rey Jr and…… Micro Volador! :-p

  9. @Alan: Oh man that’d be the greatest escape ever if Pierrothito flung him up in the air so high that Tzuki just grabbed the top of the cage and left.:D I’m kinda glad he didn’t go nuts and do a dive off the cage. Lately his knees don’t like he’d be able to make it…

  10. @Alan: Well…

    1. Rey Misterio Jr.
    2. Mistico
    3. Tzuki
    4. Skayde
    5. Whoever the currently flyer of the moment is. A few who have occupied this space at one time or the other: Metalik, Jeff Hardy (1999/2000ish), Red, Jason Cross, Flying, Venum Black, Mr. Aguila, Yoshitsune, Jack Evans, Ricky Marvin, Turbo, Valiente, Deranged and Sabu.

    Although it should be noted Mascarita Dorada and La Sombra are rapidly climbing into that 5th position.

    Honorable mention of course to my childhood hero Hulk Hogan (1988 – 1994) and my secondary childhood hero Shawn Michaels (1995 – 1997).

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