CMLL (SUN) 01/01/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, La Catedral]
Attendance: 5500 (middle point of La Catedral’s estimate)
1) Höruz & Molotov b Artillero & Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 2/3. Third fall saw rudos beat Horuz, but Molotov rally back to defeat both.
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr. b Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II [mask]
Rayos jumped the G11 team and defeated them cleanly in the first fall. Super Halcon pinned Rayo II with a moonsault in a second, Rayo I submitted Bala, then the Rayos pulled a switch and Rayo II submitted Halcon. Rayos celebrated the two fall win, but referee Maya figured it out and DQed the Rayos for illegally entering after being beat. Rayos threatened to walk out but returned for the usual long third fall. Halcon pinned Rayo I in the third (Rayo II nearly breaking it in time), Rayo II submitted Halcon. Lots of Rayo II/Bala near falls, Rayo shocked after a kickout, then shockingly rolled up for the losing pin. Rayo Tapatios are Jesús González Monroy, 43 years old, 28 years a wrestler, and Víctor Manuel González, 40 years old, 23 years a wrestler, both from Neza. Crowd was totally behind the rudo veteran Rayos, as expected.
4) Delta, Hijo del Fantasma, Metro DQ Hijo del Signo, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpion
Tecnicos took 1/3. Looks like a Fantasma/Negro feud (re)starting – Negro pinned Fantasma in the second, evaded the Phantom Lariat in the third, and pulled off his mask for the DQ.
5) Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla b Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Máximo
Rudos took 1/3. Mephisto escaped the campana, beat Mascara with the Rosa DDT, and pulled off his mask after the match.
6) Terrible b Rush [CMLL HEAVY]
Rush took the first, Terrible second in usual quick falls. Rush tried for his piledriver in the third, but Terrible escaped and pinned him with an over the shoulder powerbomb to win the vacant title.
CMLL has entered the Terrible Era.
As far as myself and Dr. Lucha could figure, this was the first CMLL promoted (Mexico/Coliseo) double mask vs double mask match since Lizmark & Atlantis beat the Animals (Eddie Watts & Chuck Walton) in November of 1990. Check out their wristbands in the picture – one set back, one red. That’s how Maya figured out the switch.
Detailed recaps tomorrow, but other New Years Day action included X-Fly and Angel Blanco keeping their titles, and Super Nova not only keeping his title on the Perros del Mal show, but teaming with Neza Kid to take Dr. Cerebro & Vampiro Metalico’s hair. Apolo Estrada also lost his hair, to Multifacetico on IWRG’s show. Head Hunter I, who’s been on Perros shows a few times in the past, was their surprise main eventer tonight.
Llaves & Candados announced they’ll have daily workouts and press conferences at Arena Coliseo Monterrey, starting on Monday. Hijo del Ninja is scheduled to vacate his championship at the press conference tomorrow, due to shoulder/knee injuries which will keep him out 10 weeks.
Rob has highlights of TripleMania IV
- La Catedral believes the return of the Nuevo Figura promos are no accident.
- Ohtani’s Jacket checks out Stuka & Virus.
- Soberano Jr. says lucha libre in Torreon and CMLL is very different (doesn’t say how)
- Lucha Libre in Ecuador.