NJPW CMLL (SUN) 01/20/2013 Korakuen Hall [NJPW]
***FantasticaMania, Day 3***
1) Taichi b Máximo
8:40. Various kiss related moments during the match, including guest announcer Naito taking one for Maximo. TAKA and the ref also were also kissed or nearly kissed by Maximo. Taichi kissed Maximo, then fouled him for the finish. Taichi kissed Maximo again after the match. This was billed as the end of their feud, though Maximo suggested a Bufete del Amor vs Suzuki-Gun trios title match in post-match interviews.
2) Gedo, Ishii, Jado, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi b Bushi, Diamante, Jushin Liger, Máscara Dorada, Tiger Mask, Titán [cibernetico]
Eliminations with Gedo (Liger, 7:32), Liger (Misterioso Jr.!, 7:49), Misterioso (Titan, 8:49), Titan (Jado, 9:55), Jado (Tiger Mask, 10:47), Diamante (Okumura, 11:33), Okumura (Mascara Dorada, 12:27), Mascara Dorada (Yoshihashi, 13:55), Yoshihashi (Tiger Mask, 14:53), Tiger Mask (Ishii, 16:43), Bushi (Ishii, 19:41) leaving Ishii as the winner. Final four were NJPW guys.
3) Rush b Rey Escorpión
Rey Escorpion jumped Rush before the match, and two brawled outside the ring a lot. This time, Escorpion went for his piledriver, but Rush escaped and gave Escorpion his own Rush Driver for the win. In post match interviews, Rush said he didn’t want to face any more Mexicans in Japan, and demanded Japanese (Tanahashi, Okada, Nakamura)
4) La Sombra b Dragón Rojo Jr. [NWA MIDDLE]
Dragon Rojo came in as champion. Mistico seconded Sombra, Dragon Rojo did not have a second. One fall match, as all (non-cibernetico) matches were on this tour. Sombra won the title in 11:38 with the Brillante Bomb, becoming the 6th champion (Dragon falling in his second defense.) Sombra talked about facing Tanahashi or getting a rematch with Makamura.
5) La Máscara b Volador Jr. [MEX LH]
Mascara kept the title in his ninth defense, fourth versus Volador in 14:40. Maximo seconded Mascara, Volador had no second. Mascara won with the campana. Mascara said he was happy with his tour and suggested a mask match between him and Volador for the Anniversario. Volador wanted a rematch in Japan, to prove he doesn’t lose all the time.
6) Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Prince Devitt b Euforia, Kazuchika Okada, Mephisto
9:58. Atlantis submitted Mephisto an Atlantida, in what’s called an upset.
So ends FantasticaMania for the year. Atlantis said they’d be back next year, but then he also talked about running a show in a Tokyo Dome and was clearly kidding there so I wouldn’t hold them on it. Average attendance for the 3 shows was down from last year, but total attendance was up for running 3 shows.
Mima Shimoda, who hasn’t been around CMLL much of late, accompanied Okumura on these shows.
CMLL (SUN) 01/20/2013 Arena Coliseo [@therealfredo, CMLL]
1) Camaleón & Robin b Camorra & Espanto Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Nosferatu b Magnus, Molotov, Super Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Magnus used Alberto Del Rio’s armbar to win the second fall, and Halcon took a crazy fall to the floor but seemed okay. Nosfeartu powerbombed Magnus for one third fall pinfall, then tripped up Molotov to distract him into a Zavala roll up. Post match, Molotov said they lost because they do not train together enough. Magnus said he and Halcon were fine and it was Molotov’s fault. Molotov and Magnus shoved each other while Halcon tried to keep the peace. Seemed like Magnus was turning rudo here.
3) Hijo del Signo b Hombre Bala Jr. [lightning]
Moved down one spot. Bala took most of the match, including two dives, but could not finish him off. Signo trapped him in a submission for the win in 6:13. Hombre Bala Sr. was said to be in the crowd.
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Tritón b Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca
Moved up one spot. Tecicos took 2/3, Fantasma and Sagrado beating Cancerbero & Raziel. Fantasma was said to be in the crowd.
5) Blue Panther, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Averno, Ephesto, Puma
Tecnicos took 1/3. Panther dove onto Averno, and Maya & Delta submitted Puma & Ephesto. Averno teased fighting Blue Panther, then walked out.
6) Shocker, Super Porky, Valiente b Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Pólvora
Tecnicos took falls 1/3, Porky splashing Zacarias and Niebla in the third.
Feed was good until the main event, where it was not good at all.
CMLL (SUN) 01/20/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Demonio Maya & Demonio Rojo b El Divino & Idolo
Demonios took 2/3.
2) Leo b Black Metal, Thunder Boy, Azteca de Oro, Relampago Azul, Acertijo, Índigo, El Tapatío [OCCIDENTE WELTER, semifinal]
Winner advances to final for vacant title (last held by Triton/Metal Blanco). Eliminations went Tapatio (by Acertijo), Indigo (Azteca de Oro), Acertijo (Leo), Relampago Azul (Black Metal), Azteca de Oro (Thunder Boy), Thunder Boy (Leo), Black Metal (Leo) leaving Leo as the winner.
3) Halcón de Plata & Smaker b Bárbaro Cavernario & Exterminador
Barbaro was DQed for pulling Halcon de Plata’s mask in the first, then the tencicos took the second to sweep. Halcon de Plata & Barbaro agreed to a title match (Barbaro’s Occidente middleweight title)
4) Namajague & Vangelis b Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 2/3, Namajague sneaking in a foul on Stuka.
5) Último Guerrero b Diamante Azul
Azul took 1/3. UG was stretchered out after the finish.
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