CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-06-13

Thunder face rearranged

Recapped: 06/18/2015.

A rare angle heavy show (though not rare it’s all Ultimo Guerrero angles)

Match 1: Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas ©, Niebla Roja vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión ©
Arena México, 05/29/2015

animal cruelty
  1. Guerreros
    • Dragon Bomb on Niebla Roja (5:23)
    • Rey Escorpion mask pull Gran Guerrero (5:45)
  2. Guerreros
    • Ultimo Guerrero pulpo Guerrero Rey Escorpion (2:37)
    • DQ Ultimo Guerrero [interference as Gran Guerrero] (2:46)

Winner: Guerreros (2-0)
Match Time: 8:31
Notes: Revolucionarios jump the Guerreros. Negro Casas and Zacarias stroll out on their own. Rudos ripped up Gran Guerrero’s mask, so he left for the back. “Gran” returned, cleaned house, and submitted Rey Escorpion quickly, but then unmasked to reveal he was really Ultimo Guerrero. (The UG pants were a slight giveaway.) The Guerreros were disqualified, but chased off the Revolucionarios

Review: [ok] More just angle with an amusing spot than a match. The spot was good and would help this feud get over if anyone in México would’ve seen it on TV. Great subtle move by Escorpion to pull Babe Richard away from Gran Guerrero when raising his arm, so Babe Richard wouldn’t see his mask was removed. Revolucionarios not getting a DQ after completely removing Gran Guerrero’s mask and completely waving it around was less cool, but the bit it set up was amusing enough. It didn’t make sense for Ultimo to unmask him, but the illusion would’ve fallen apart quickly anyway.

Match 2: Fuego vs Misterioso Jr. in a lightning match
Arena México, 05/29/2015

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Winner: Misterioso (Gori Special)
Match Time: 4:59

Review: [ok] The only question to ask of a Misterioso match is if he managed to lose while doing something dumb. This time, he actually won, which vastly disappointing. You don’t need to ask if Fuego back bended and then dances, because of course he did. This felt like a match seen many times before. It didn’t last too long this time; even without the editing, it would’ve been under six minutes

Match 3: La Sombra, Naito, Rush © vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero ©
Arena México, 05/29/2015

Euforia smashed
  1. Ingobernables
    • Sombra double knee smash Euforia (2:12)
    • Rush corner dropkick Thunder (2:53)
  2. Guerreros
    • Euforia Nirvanalock La Sombra (5:51)
    • Naito Liontamer Euforia (6:27)
    • Thunder cradle suplex Rush (7:54)
  3. Guerreros
    • Ultimo Guerrero Pulpo Guerrero Rush (0:58)

Winner: Guerreros (2-1)
Match Time: 11:45
Notes: Times/review are based on the NJPW World version, which appears to be unedited. Azteca version includes the entrances and is a few minutes shorter. Thunder pulled Rush away into a suplex as Ultimo Guerrero was trying to drop on him for the senton de la muerte. Thunder got the pin but UG was unhappy with him. UG repaid by stealing Rush away to put him in the Pulpo Guerrero. Thunder attacked UG after the match, but Rush attacked both of them as both teams brawled. Thunder tried separated himself from the Guerrero, but the Ingobernables beat him up and stole his mask. Thunder was handed a Blue Demon mask to put on instead. Three way promos followed, only Thunder never got to talk since the Ingobernables surprised him by taking his mask. UG said everyone betrays him but the Arena México crowd, and challenged Rush to a hair match. The promos didn’t air on Azteca, cutting to the show recap after the first time Thunder lost his mask.

Naito tries to stand with UG, regrets it

Review: [ok] Decent action took a back seat to breaking up Thunder from the Guerreros. Thunder psychology didn’t make sense, as he walked out on fighting Rush, then was angry someone else was fighting him about a minute later, but they got to where they wanted by the end. Naito fit in well enough by the Ingobernables. It was surprising how cleanly they got beat here, but they destroyed Thunder afterwards to make up for it.

twisting moonsault to the floor
Rush tries to trip Thunder up in the corner four times, he never gets it.