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CMLL (SUN) 06/09/2013 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Magnus & Soberano Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte & Skándalo b Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 2/3 in a not good match.
3) Delta & Niebla Roja b PólvoraStuka Jr.Rey CometaTigerValienteMr. Águila [seeding battle royal]
Usual battle royal. Stuka apparently was hurt on his elimination.
4) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr. [CMLL TRIOS, quarterfinal]
long trios and good trios match between the two teams, ending with a Mistica on Volador.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rey Cometa [CMLL TRIOS, quarterfinal]
Much quicker match. Sombra & Mascara had their Generacion Dorada jerseys while Cometa was still in his normal gear. Tecnicos jumped the rudos and landed topes, then had big dives near the end, but Terrible still beat Sombra clean with his take on the Air Raid Crash.
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger [CMLL TRIOS, semifinal]
music started to introduce the next quarterfinal, then they sent out the semifinal of this group instead. TRT attacked the Estetas before the whistle. Tecnicos rallied back for a triple moonsault to the floor spot. Match ended with Mistico’s Operacion Dragon onto Terrible – which Terrible could not catch and Mistico hit the floor hard. Tecnicos immediately hit their moves for the win. Mistico looked very shaken up and had trouble standing.
7) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr. [CMLL TRIOS, quarterfinal]
Stuka was limping after the leg injury in the battle royal and they did the best to cover it with a mostly brawl of a match. Polvora top rope frog splashed Panther to advance.
8) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. [CMLL TRIOS, quarterfinal]
Usual Atlantis/UG feuding, but it was the other Guerreros beating the other Atlantida to win.
9) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión [CMLL TRIOS, semifinal]
Brawl, with the Revolucionarios getting in shots on the Guerreros but going down to a triple submission. Estetas vs Guerreros next week for the trios titles.
10) Rush b Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura defeated Rush with an armscissors in the first, Rush beat Nakamura in a second fall. Quick opening falls, longer hard hitting third fall. Nakamura escaped the Rush Driver, went for the Bomb-Ye, Rush moved and ended up dropping Nakamura with the Rush Driver for the win. Nakamura’s last night in. Fans got behind Rush, so Rush’s crazy post match promo included challenges to Terrible (heavyweight title), Sombra (IWGP IC title) and the fans (stop cheering him you dogs!)

Mistico looked shaken up significantly. Luchadors do come back from looking shaken up two days later – that’s when Mistico’s next booked – but given this luchador’s injury history, nothing should be taken as granted. In past situations where there’s been an injury to someone due to be a tournament final, CMLL’s awarded the other team the titles, and usually held a non-title match with a replacement in it’s place with the scheduled match happening a little later. CMLL hasn’t said anything about Fuego, so there’s no sense in expecting them to say anything about Mistico.

CMLL (SUN) 06/09/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Índigo & Metalik b El Piraña & Relampago
Tecnicos took 1/3. Metalik’s first action here since May 2012.
2) Azteca de Oro, El Divino, Sky Kid vs Acertijo, Demonio Rojo, Sádico
Rudos DQed in the first for excessive violence, Azteca de Oro pinned Demonio Rojo in the second.
3) Maléfico & Shigeo Okumura b Black Metal & Esfinge
Gallo, Triton, and Malefico were originally in this match, but changed to a tag with Black Metal. Rudos took 2/3.
4) El Hippie b Exterminador [hair]
Hippie took 2/3 to take Exterminador’s hair. Exteminador tried to leave without getting his head shaved, btu was brought back.
5) Bárbaro Cavernario, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla b Gallo, Hijo del Fantasma, Tritón
Maximo was replaced by the three guy missing from the tercera. Rudos took 1/3, Niebla pulling Fantasma’s mask, Triton pulling Niebla’s mask and Barbaro pinning Triton.

That’s two wins for Hippie in a very short time.

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