A little busy, site down a little, so this is a little shorter than usual.
1) Rouge, Rey Cometa, Pegasso vs Loco Max, Skandalo, Hooligan
Just your normal segunda as an opener. Rey Cometa will try his dive and hopefully not die. Rouge will probably get to pin Loco Max. Everyone else will move on.
2) Mascarita Dorada vs Mini Damian 666
This should be superb. One of the disappointments of 2009 is CMLL hasn’t done nearly the amount of big minis matches as it was doing last year, but this still should be a nice treat. I’d guess Dorada wins because it’s shaping up to be that kind of show, but it could go either way
3) Brazo de Plata, Maximo, La Mascara vs Misterioso II, Negro Casas, Felino
La Mascara and Misterioso somehow got pulled into what will be an comedy match otherwise. Either it works and it’s amusing or it doesn’t work and it’s the worst match on the show, but I suspect this is not the last time CMLL does a Brazos/Peste Negra match any time soon. Might as well take the rudos in that case.
4) Strong Man, Mistico, Hector Garza vs Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, Mr. Niebla
This was being billed as the Last Time The Guerreros del Atlantida Would Team, which was never actually going to be true to begin with and seems even less so now. Strong Man took the personal loss last week, so he’s got to get the win back here unless they’ve already decide to part ways with him (and it is that time of year – may not be worth it to bring Strong Man in for the next couple months if they’re not going to be doing much), but there’s still no idea where they’re ultimately going with him. Doesn’t seem like CMLL has confidence enough in him to do the singles title match with UG, but there’s no other way out of this feud.
Mistico’s not losing on this big show anyway.
5) Volador Jr. & Sombra vs Mephisto & Ephesto [CMLL TAG]
This feels like a status quo match to showcase the tecnicos and keep them as champions. Mephisto & Ephesto aren’t a normal team, not that means CMLL won’t put the titles on them just to be random. I really just think this just fits in line with the other high profile defenses Volador & Sombra have had this year (Metal/Negro, Atlantis/Bucanero, plus Felino/Negro and Terrible/Texano in Puebla), where the tecnicos triumphs over names to try and establish themselves as top guys. Not sure this will get them there still, but it won’t hurt.
This also seems added just to add a really good match to the show. Even though it’s a new pair matchup on the rudo side, these sides have faced off roughly a thousand times in slightly better matches. This should be great, as lon as they’re not bored with it.
6) Texano Jr. & Terrible vs Naito & Yujiro [hair]
Reasons No Limit could actually win
– This isn’t the end of Mexico vs Japan
– CMLL makes weird decisions
That’s all I got. CMLL once had Terrible beat Cien Caras in a hair match, years before they actually decided to do anything with Terrible (though mostly because Mascara Ano 2000 and Perro Aguayo Jr. were also involved), and Terrible’s not even the high ranking member of his team. It would be amazing to see Texano and Terrible to take the loss here, but only amazing in how dumb that would be.
No idea on how this will turn out as a match.
I plan to have some sort of live coverage tonight, though I’m not exactly sure what.