CMLL FSE GdR - 04/06/08 (#85)
Intro: how far behind am I on these? This has Dr. Wagner cutting a promo. A lot can happen in two months. Also, I completely forgot the order of things, and talked about the Volador/UG match as if it happened. I think I've cleaned it all up.
Open: Dr. Wagner makes a mask challenge to Atlantis and UG. I think about UG pointing how Wagner talks about mask matches but never doing them here. UG reminds us he has issues with Volador.
Outside the Ring: KeMonito. I'd never ever EVER show KeMonito unmasked as an actual person, but obviously someone else felt differently.
Match 1: Artillero, Super Comando vs Tiger
Arena Coliseo, 03/16/08
Winner: Rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:24
Approx Rating: Good, though not special besides the unusual participants.
Other Match Notes: Tiger Kid is occasionally Kid Tiger, and today is Tiger Kidd, though it says Tiger Kid on his gear. This a lot of people getting on TV who don't get on TV. It's knockoff from Dos Leyendas - Mexico segunda can't be used because it was for the PPV and regular TV stole a match from Coliseo, so the Coliseo opener actually gets aired. Molotov's vest is very shiny. During the tecnicos promos, Tiger Kid is in a race to get his words out, and Molotov just gets plain cut off. Guerrilleros look good in hats and seem more confident in their promos.
1: Molotov is good at basic stuff, including monkey flipping Super Comando (onto a ramp - happy to die for a TV appearance.) A bit of rudos being foiled from double teaming by the tecnicos (mostly Molotov), Tiger Kid gets in a Bam Bam like tornillo to the floor, and Molotov finishes the fall with a top rope quebrada for the win.
Inmortales: Rayo de Jalisco vs Blue Demon, 07/30/1989
2: Clip early on here, because what happens before the fall graphics doesn't match what happens after at all. Rudos start their beatdown soon after. Super Comando and Artillero are unsurprisingly very sold as a team, though the pinfall move on Molotov doesn't come off. They're hard to tell apart when looking quickly, but that's probably the idea.
El Diseno: Polvora
3: I've forgotten how annoying the fall graphics are. They can't put the names of the wrestlers in the El Diseno bits or the names of the moves in the moves segments, but they can fill up the whole screen with the fall number right as someone does a move? That doesn't seem to make sense to me. Tecnicos make their comeback on a miss corner charge, and it's backbreakers for everyone. Lots of brawling on the floor too. They kinda work it like a trios match, except they're missing the people who stay in the ring to work spots. Molotov and Super Comando end up back in the ring, brief enough for Molotov to dropkick him out, flip to the apron, kick Comando away and - Artillero kicks the middle rope away as Molotov goes for a quebrada. Molotov is down selling it, which means Artillero waits on the top rope for a while to do his dive. Super Comando helps out his brother by picking up Molotov, and Molotov takes Artillero's big top rope plancha. Tiger Kid and Comando back in, Tiger Kid off the ropes, picked up and dropped in a Gory Bomb. Comando Special, that's it.
Match 2: Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero (c) vs Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner
Jr. (c), Volador Jr.
Arena Coliseo, 03/16/08
Winner: Tecnicos (2-0)
Match Time: 9:38
Approx Rating: Good build to Volador/UG
Other Match Notes: They're dipping well into the generic music box for the tecnicos' theme here. Wagner has his WWA belt to go along with his UWA one. Dr. Wagner has his Heavyweight title. If only Volador Jr. had a title - oh wait. Volador is happy to have another shot at UG after last week. Rey has a weird mask and a padded coat. I have no idea what he's supposed to be. Volador tries to punk out UG on his way to the ring and gets leveled with a big boot. Perhaps he should've rethought that, or at least took off his coat first. Rudos do their promo as a group. Rey ends up talking about Dos Caras Jr. because he's the guy that's left.
1: Rudos controlled brawl to start. Rey hits Dr. Wagner with the UWA title in the back, and this causes Dr. Wagner to walk to the corner, climb the ropes, and pose. I'm really not going to miss this Dr. Wagner. Rey chokes Wagner with the belt, and Wagner actually sells that. Meanwhile, UG is not only ripping Volador's mask, but he's destroyed Volador's pants. It's good thing Volador is wearing shorts underneath, because we're seeing a lot of 'em. Wagner ignores the beatdown and goes into the crowd to get his name chanted. Crowd is paying no attention to they story they're trying to tell about Guerrero beating down Volador because Wagner is all LOOK AT ME, I'M DR. WAGNER. Guerreros keep the other tecnicos from getting involved, and Rey and Atlantis hold Volador a bunch for UG to get in his shorts. Volador takes a hard bump on the floor via a UG clothesline out. Wagner gets chopped around a lot and start to pose, before he gets punched again. Wagner attempts to clothesline out, but Volador trips him up from the outside, and that cue the comeback. Volador gets UG with a spinning kick, Dos get the other r with a double clothesline, and Wagner kicks Atlantis in between posing. Much much more posing. Atlantis is willing to play along and call time out repeated. Volador rips UG's mask, while Dos fool around with Rey a bunch. This match goes all the way thru a beatdown, to a comeback, to a post comeback one on one showcase, with UG taking the knee bump to the outside, and Volador following with a tope con giro. Wagner and Atlantis pose a lot before fighting. The other two quickly get involved. Wagner catches a kick from Rey, and holds a leg while while he and Rey discuss something (all on camera.) Wagner then gives Rey the dragon screw, totally twisting his knee. I'm thinking that's not what Rey wanted him to do there. Dos dutifully does the "I'm facing an old guy, let me tease a German suplex neither of us really want to happen before not doing it for no discernible reason" spot before locking in his hold for the win.
Volador brings his fight with UG back in the ring after the fall. UG seems to be bleeding from the mouth or lower lip a decent bit.
2: Wagner starts the fall. Again, the crowd is loud and Wagner spends time stoking it. Atlantis puts the end to the party with a dropkick. Whip, reversed, Atlantis misses a clothesline, Wagner off the ropes, plancha, one no. Wagner's unhappy with the slow reaction to count and threatens the referee. Off the ropes, into a backbreaker. Atlantis makes a spinny motion and keeps on making it for fun. I keep waiting for him to turn this into a one man conga line, but he heads to the ropes instead, then runs right into a backbreaker. Wagner goes for the mask, then doesn't to tease a fight with the referee again. Wagner charges Atlantis, who catches him and puts him on the top rope. Punch, and Wagner turns to look at the crowd back and forth until they start chanting for him. Wagner steps down from the corner, Atlantis charges, Wagner put shim on top, chops him, and pulls him off with a Stunner. As Atlantis walk out, Wagner turns to the rudos corner and taunts someone for coming in - ah, it's Rey, and they exchange hand/and gestures. Wagner off the ropes, clothesline turned into a full nelson by Rey, then turned into a reverse facelock for a series of backbreakers. Rey just drops Wagner over his knee, then picks him back up three times, finishing with an inverted facelock elbow driver. Rey dances for the crowd, which does not appreciate it. Wagner pops up, snap mares Rey down, pulls his shirt over his head, and kicks him in the spine.
Volador and UG back in, and UG lands the first blow with a clothesline. Kick, whip, clothesline misses, Volador's back with a spinning armdrag. Rey and Atlantis come in and kick Volador down, Wagner and Dos come in and miss dropkicks. Guerreros kick them to keep them at bay, high ten, charge, and eat double spinebusters. Both tecnicos catapult both rudos to the floor, thought Rey and Atlantis opt to take slow/sane bumps over the ropes. Dos flattens Rey with a tope, Wagner gets Atlantis with a hesitation tope con giro from the apron. Volador and UG back in, and we almost miss UG faking a foul. The referees both miss it too, but Volador sees it going wrong again and takes off his mask! Volador throws it towards UG, so you've got one man covering his face, one one man rolling around in pain, and Rafael el Maya has no idea what he should be calling when he comes back in. He looks to the crowd, goes back and forth a bit, and decides to rule for Volador JR. That's a win in straight falls. Volador got some revenge here.
Volador and UG argue back and forth - they agree on a singles match for next week, then go for each others masks again. All the photographers seem to run off in another direction - Wagner doing something in the crowd, I'd guess. They do a decent amount of hype for the match happening next week, and that's it.