Match 1: Demus 3:16 vs Pequeño Warrior in a hair vs hair match.
Arena Mexico, 09/18/2011
Pequeño Warrior top rope elbow drop (1:52)
Winner: Demus (2-1)
Match Time: 9:54
Notes: Warrior appears to have jumped Demus before the whistle. Corner men are Pólvora and Black Warrior. Ref is Terror Chino.
1: Warrior dives onto Demus, but they cut the edecanes in the middle of the the dive – that's a massive screwup somewhere, not sure if it was on the dive or the director. Warrior works over Demus with shots to the midsection. Warrior turns to yell at the people, as Demus crawls in. Warrior in with a slingshot elbow drop, adjusting as Demus continues to roll. Off the ropes, dropkick sends Demus into the ropes. Warrior tries to start a Warrior chant. Stomp. Clothesline doesn’t take Demus down, a second one does. Warrior sits on top, one two no. Demus seems a bit out of it. Whip, Warrior kick, Demus backs into the corner, Warrior chops and shoulders to the midsection. Warrior yells at the crowd one more time. Pequeño Warrior places Demus on the top rope, top rope 'rana. Warrior up top – flying elbow drop, one two three. That was easy. Fans boo.
Highlights of the segunda (!)
2-1: Sangre planchas Yoshihashi, Plata quebrada/inverted campana on Arkangel, Maya's sort of inverted suástica on Skándalo
2-2: Yoshihashi submits an unconscious Sangre Azteca, Arkangel gives Maya low blow axhandle (?)
2-3: Sangre air aircraft dropkick on Yoshihashi, Guerrero Maya reverse tope + HEADBUTTS on Skándalo, Plata tope on Arkangel
2: Warrior chokes Demus in the corner. Facebite! Pulling his jaw and nose apart! Whip, reversed, clothesline misses, Demus quebradora con giro. Demus pounds Warrior with punches to the head, kicks to the side, choke, and a bite his own way. Whip, shoulder powerslam. Demus appeals to the crowd, who are behind him. Whip, shoulder powerslam again. Demus with a lot of pointing to the crowd. Double underhook piledriver, one two three.
Normal Sized Black Warrior argues that was a piledriver. He has a point.
Highlights of the tercera
3-1: Fantasma topes Terrible, Delta gets Bucanero with a reinera, and Black Warrior pins Pólvora
3-2: Pólvora submits Black Warrior to nudo lagunero, giant swing/dropkick on Delta.
3-3: Delta moonsault on Pólvora, Phantom lariat on the other rudos, Warrior and Fantasma both go for pinning moves, but while Warrior's casita works on Bucanero, Terrible rolls thru Fantamsa's 'rana for the pin - and win, since Fantasma is the captain (and Bucanero is not.)
3: Must've missed more, because Warrior's gear is all ripped up. Demus has him on the ramp side apron and chops him Warrior asks for more, gets more. Back in. Kneelift by Demus. Slap. Back to the face bite. This has been disappointing. Demus ducks Warrior in the center of the ring and covers, one two NO. Whip, Warrior headscissors sort of into a double armbar. Demus in trouble, though the fans don't buy it and Warrior doesn’t have the near arm scissosred. Warrior lets go, grabs Demus by the hair, and chants for Warrior. Crowd is loud responding. Whip, Warrior 'rana. one two Demus barely kicks out. Demus waves for cheer,s but Warrior attacks him form behind. Whip, kick into the ropes, Warrior slides thru, Demus runs – thru the rope roll to the floor, and Warrior kicks him down. Demus doesn't have a dive, that's a problem. Warrior rips up Demus' pants at the knees. Demus rolled back in, Warrior in with a slingshot stomp. Fans boo. Demus thrown into the corner. Warrior charges, clothesline, and hammering clothesline and he stands there. Shot to the knee drops Demus to the mat. Warrior taking off his wrist tape, and I guess choking Demus with it, though it takes some time for the directors to show it. OH! Warrior isn't tying the tape around Demus' neck, he's threaded thru one of Demus' ear piercing holes and has tied that to the ropes! Demus' earl lobe is pulled away from his head. Warrior stomps Demus while he's stuck. Pólvora tries to get Demus loose while Warrior steps away, but Warrior comes for more stops. The referee and Pólvora are finally able to get Demus free. Demus charges, and Demus slid out. Warrior with a slingshot sit to the floor, which gets a replay. Demus slid back in, Warrior slingshot spinning elbow drop, but to near the ropes. Warrior rolls him away, senton, one two NO. Crowd not really into this. Whip, reversed, Warrior clothesline misses, Demus spears and kicks and punches to Warrior. Crowd now booing Demus too. Demus does manage to get some to cheer. Warrior planted on the top rope, setup, pulled off, spinning valaguez one two three. Wow, no near falls.
Haircut guy is not the usual hair cut guy!
Match 2: La Sombra vs Volador Jr. for the NWA World Welterweight Championship
Arena Mexico, 09/18/2011
Volador backcracker (2:58)
Match Time: 15:40
Rating: ok/good match that was clearly better live
Notes: They don't have Sombra's music for the graphcis. Huh. Referee is Tiger Hispano. Joined probably a couple seconds in progress. Seconds are Dragon Rojo and Angel de Plata
1: Circling, no progress. Crowd seems split. Volador armbar, step over and around into a cross armbreaker, but Sombra immediately squirms free on his own, Volador escape to his own just a quick, leg trip avoided, and both up. Circling. Volador stop tot soak in the Volador support. Lockup, no, Volador kick. Whip, avoidance, Sombra shoulderblock, springboard – uh, that was blown. Crowd boos. Volador whip, Sombra back, headscissors sends Volador out. More boos. Sombra runs – high speed tope knocks Volador in the second rope. Both gather themselves, Sombra seemingly upset about that botch. Both up, Sombra springboard plancha in, fireman's carry drop, Sombra up top – Volador trips him up. Sombra falls of the corner. Volador circling. Front cracker, Sombra stumbles around, Volador poses, waits, and drops him with the backcracker. One two three.
JCR narrates highlights of the main event – except, we get a shot of the ring, in between matches, from the far camera. Very odd.
2: Running. Volador flipping runs is caught by Sombra for a German suplex, But Volador flips out of that. Volador flips off the top rope on a Sombra toss. Sombra shoulderblock, hide in the ropes, Volador thinks about it, charges, and throws himself out. Lotus of boos. Sombra off the ropes, slide out, Volador back in. Volador gives Sombra an opening, Sombra crawls in, Volador kicks him back out. Volador runs – big tope con giro. Replay. Both slow back in. Sombra clothesline misses, Volador shoulderblock, Volador hops to Sombra's shoulders, Sombra drops him down a bit and German suplexes him one two three. That was strong. Crowd boos.
3: Joined in the middle of dueling flipping runs. Volador headscissors Sombra, Sombra gets back up and manage the rope flip backspin headscissors he wanted in the first fall. Volador out, Sombra handspring fakes out, then backs up and runs for an over the corner tope con giro flip instead. Angel de Plata over, to immediately pull up the back of Sombra's pants. I didn't know you could do that. Replays.
Both back in. Volador frontcracker on Sombra, Sombra falls backwards into the corner. Volador says this is it, charge, Sombra moves, Brillante Bomb one two NO. Volador dropkick to the knee, casita, Sombra rolls thru, casita, one two NO. Sombra charges, and Volador hiptosses him all the way to the floor. Volador slings to the apron – Asai moonsault connects with Sombra, and people in front row. Hey, move when he's bouncing your way. Replays.
Clip, both back in and down. Maybe we missed a move? Volador off the ropes, Sombra leapfrogs, Volador keeps running, Sombra leapfrog around, Volador slides to a stop, Sombra comes down on him, then steps back and puts a caverneria on him. That didn't work out just right, and the crowd boos Sombra getting the hold on. Volador escapes, though. Sombra whip, quick reverse, Volador rolling legsweep cradle into an inverted figure four - that's a Felino move there. Sombra in trouble, and stuck in stuck in the middle of the ring. Volador holds onto the leg tight, but Sombra pulls towards the ropes - and he's got the bottom one. Ckip. Volador flips Sombra to the apron, Sombra slaps back, Sombra up top, Volador swing kicks him and goes out. Volador climbs up, both standing on the top rope – Volador super 'rana. One two NO! Volador can not believe it. Crowd way into the match now. Camera also working hard to find the Sombra fans. Volador misses a dropkick and hanging on the ropes, Sombra hops to the top rope, guillotine legdrop one two NO! Sombra thought it was over. Clip again, Volador on Somrba's shoulder, Sombra fighting to pull him away from the ropes – so Volador pulls out an inverted 'rana! One two NO. Sombra's fans are making themselves heard. Volador gathers himself on the ropes. Charge, Sombra dumps Volador out of the ring and out. Sombra up top – moonsault to the floor! Replays. Both down.
Back live, Sombra is in, and Volador is down on the mat near the corner. Sombra checks to see if Volador is moving, then decides to go up. Booing again. Sombra poses- rope flip moonsault meets knees, Volador ready for him the whole way. One two NO! Crowd is way into this. Corner whip, Volador charges in, Sombra flips to the apron and climbs up, Volador cut him off with another swing kick. Both up top again. What now? Top rope moonsault side slam! One two NO. Volador shakes his head sadly no. Crowd loud. Wow, the crowd isn't to very deep on the camera side. Volador goes up again, thought his fans aren't sure about this. Sombra hurries and crotches him on the ropes. Boos. Sombra climbs up to join him, top rope superplex, one two th-NO. Sombra waves for support, then grabs Volador – Volador small package one two NO. Sombra off the ropes, Volador casadora, legs tied one two NO. Both up quick, Sombra' rana, Volador rolls thru, one two NO. Both guys slowly up, and it seems like everyone int eh crowd is yelling for one guy other other. Sombra clothesline misses, Volador superkicks him. Volador signals that's it, corner headscissors driver, but Sombra – escapes? Maybe? It was not very clear, except he's not selling it. Volador stumbles to the corner, and Sombra tries it – corner headscissors driver is not as nice looking as it the other way, but one two three for the win.