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CMLL (FRI) 04/01/2011 Arena Mexico [MedioTiempoRecord (3-9), CMLL, Record (1-2, 10)]
1) Höruz & RobinBronco & Cholo
Horuz had his new mask on. He had a good day. No one else did. Cholo was hurt early and may have turned ligaments in his left knee. Bronco wrestled the last two falls by himself. The third fall lasted under a minute, with them going right to the finish (Robin coming up way short on a top rope splash on Bronco, then grabbing his head.) It is too bad LATV is no longer showing openers.
2) Dr. X, Hooligan, NitroMetálico, Starman, Tigre Blanco
Tuareg took falls 2 and 3.
3) Dragon Lee & Volador Jr.Hombre Bala Jr. & La Máscara [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
Dragon Lee did a SSP to the floor and Volador got Mascara about backcracker.
4) Máscara Dorada & Metal BlancoMephisto & Tiger Kid [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
Tiger Kid eliminated Puma in the battle royal. Karma paid him back with a loss here, even thought Tirantes was slow counting the rudos.
5) Negro Casas & Puma KingGuerrero Maya Jr. & Máximo [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
Double castias by the Casas for the win.
6) Averno & Palacio NegroBlack Warrior & Lestat [Gran Alternativa, eightfinal]
Rudos won. Black Warrior was very displeased and walked out on his partner after the match. Poor Lestat.
7) Máscara Dorada & Metal BlancoDragon Lee & Volador Jr. [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
Mascara Dorada dive plus Metal Blanco hurracrrana.
8) Averno & Palacio NegroNegro Casas & Puma King [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
9) Máscara Dorada & Metal BlancoAverno & Palacio Negro [Gran Alternativa, semifinal]
Palacio Negro & Metal Blanco had hugged before the seeding battle royal, but found themselves on opposite sides in the final. Averno, killer of dreams, lost his mind and unmasking Dorada to cost his team the match and Palacio Negro a chance in the final. Averno challenged for a mask match with Dorada, and I hope he never gets it.
10) Rush, Strong Man, Super PorkyHirooki Goto, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
Straight falls for the tecnicos, Aguila and Olimpico taking the pin. Goto has got to find a better level of criminal to team with. Cancerbros have had a better year than the Invasors.

Lestat wasn’t involved in the Ras de Lona interview everyone segment, and Valiente didn’t get to talk about his title match. We did get a Strong Man promo, and Ultimo Guerrero and Escorpion talked about all their possible challengers when they were standing right behind them. That seemed rude. Sombra was favoring his elbow again in Tuesday’s match.

Apolo Estrada, formerly a CMLL opening match rudo, is back home in Nuevo Laredo.

Matt Cross is not appearing today in Arena Lopez Mateos.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

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CMLL (FRI) 04/08/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Trueno vs Inquisidor & Tiger Kid
2) Ángel de Plata, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
4) Metro, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Misterioso Jr., Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura
5) La Sombra, Rush, Strong Man vs Hirooki Goto, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Escorpion & Último Guerrero vs Máscara Dorada & Metal Blanco [Relevos Increíbles, final]

Totally rooting for Escorpion.