CMLL (FRI) 05/20/2011 Arena Mexico [Record (1-2, 5-7), Record (3-4)]
1) Bronco & Inquisidor b Bengala & Robin
In the third, Inquisidor got Robin with the Storm Cradle Driver, and Bronco submitted Bengala.
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela b Amapola, Estrellita, Tiffany
Marcela top rope double stomped Tiffany, then submitted her. Dark Angel submitted Estrellita. You don’t want to be an Invasor in CMLL.
3) Pólvora b Delta [Forjando un Idolo, semifinal]
Polvora goes onto the final in about 9 minutes. The Panther student used his counter dropkick and a nudo lagunero for the win.
4) Ángel de Oro b Fuego [Forjando un Idolo, semifinal]
Angel de Oro won in about 7 minutes. Fuego tried to put on his figure four, but Angel de Oro small packaged him for teh pin. Panther and Ultimo Guerrero skrimished after he match.
5) Metro, Valiente, Super Porky b Terrible, Texano, Rey Bucanero
In the first, Bucanero pinned Super Porky, but Terrible and Texano beat up Monito and Tiger Hispano ruled it a DQ. (That goes counter to every other time they’ve beat up Monito.) TRT easily beat the tecnicos in the second fall. Tecnicos rallied in the third, Valiente diving on Bucanero and Metro on Texano, leaving Porky to roll up Terrible to win. TRT’s first loss as a trio comes to Brazo de Plata (though they lost as a trio just before they got the name.)
6) Averno DQ La Máscara
Straight falls for Averno in a mask ripping match. Averno got the pin in the first, then forced La Mascara into fouling the referee (Tirantes) in a convoluted spot for the DQ. La Mascara challenged Averno for a mask match, Averno said NO.
7) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Rush
Mr. Niebla did appear. Rudos took falls 1/3 for the win, all clean, working too well as a team to be beat.
The idea behind Polvora being in the final, I’d guess, is next week’s Angel de Oro vs Polvora Forjando un Idolo final match is not the last time we’ll see those two match up. this may be a feud going forward with eventual plans of an apuesta final. That’d require Angel de Oro facing a rudo in the final. Hijo del Signo, Rey Escorpion, Puma King, and Polvora were the only four rudos in the tournament, Escorpion is unmasked, and it’s much too early on for Signo & Puma to lose their masks. that leaves Polvora. Though, at CMLL speed, such a match would take a couple years to get to.
Prior to the Averno vs La Mascara, Averno noted he’d already turned back the challenge of Mascara Dorada and La Mascara isn’t worthy of a title chance. Averno says La Mascara doesn’t want a mask match, because Averno would win and La Mascara would be forced to get plastic surgery to fix his hideous face if it was exposed. It’d be neat if the idea here was Averno beating each of Generacion Dorada one by one until the last guy (Sombra?) stopped him, but I don’t have quite that much faith.
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