Continuing with #3 in our series
El Hijo del Santo [c] & Negro Casas & Felino vs. Bestia Salvage [c] & Scorpio, Jr., & Black Warrior
This would be a revenge match from last week where Bestia ripped off Santo’s mask to score an illicit pinfall.
I can’t be sure, but I think Bestia Salvage comes out to the Miami Vice theme music. Tecnicos come out one-by-one with all three rudos in the ring, which is just plain dumb, and Felino gets jumped as soon as he enters in the ring. Casas runs out, same result. Santo, ditto.
Primera Caida: Lots of kicks, punches, and chokes. Santo gets strangled with his own cape, with has to suck. Tecnicos get knocked to the outside, then try attacking ninja style, with Casas and Santo getting knocked right back outside. Felino comes and Warrior holds him, but Bestia and Scorpio accidentally clothesline their own partner. Santo and Casas come in to clean house while Felino flattens Warrior with a Silver King dive. Casas gets Scorpio with a Yakuza kick, and while he’s pinning the rude, Santo jumps off of them and hits Bestia with a dropkick. Caballo seals the deal. (2:19)
Funny bit in between falls, as Felino wants to dive from the apron onto Warrior on the floor, but Bestia’s corpse is blocking his way on the apron, so he gives up and just jumps to the floor.
Segunda Caida: Scorpio and Santo start us off, and end with Santo sending Junior to the floor with a satellite headscissors (by the way, no one does a better headscissors than Santo). Felino and Warrior work a light-speed segment, which sees Warrior take this crazy knee-destroying backdrop to the floor. Bestia comes in and he has these awesome “awww shit” expressions when he sees Casas coming in. He feigns a handshake but opts to kick Casas right in the face with this awesome jumping kick thing. Casas fights back with a Yakuza kick, but makes the mistake of trying to attack the rudo corner, which segues us nicely to the rudo beatdown. Santo comes in but Scorpio overpowers him while Warrior sends Felino to the floor with a dropkick. Bestia gets Casas with a folding powerbomb while Santo gives up to a wacky submission from Scorpio. (3:03)
Replay shows Warrior DDT’ing Felino on the floor.
Tercera Caida: More rudo beatdownery. Bestia makes a half-hearted attempt to tear off Santo’s mask, only making a slight rip. We see a replay of Bestia attacking a downed Felino with a soda (honest). Tecnicos start their comeback when Felino grabs Casas coming off the ropes, confusing the heels and allowing Negro to flatten Scorpio with a big boot. Bestias, who I love way too much in this match, has these great “what the hell is going on?” expressions. Santo shows Scorpio how to rip a mask by opening a nice gash in Junior’s mask. Things settle down and we get another Felino/Warrior segment that again sees Warrior sailing to the outside. How does this man still walk? Scorpio comes in and powerbombs Casas, but Negro slips out of a second attempt and hits a lariat for the pin, only to have Bestia come in and eliminate him after the jumping kick and a senton. Then Santo comes in and dropkicks Bestia to the outside, then flattens him with a HYUGE plancha. That leaves Warrior and Felino, and while Felino’s on the top rope, Warrior pretty much runs at him and tries…something, only to end up in the perfect position for a top rope Niagra Driver. Jackknife cover from Felino and there’s the 1-2-3 to a big pop. (4:04)
Santo yells into the mic post-match. Warrior does a stretcher job, and Felino tries to attack him while he’s on the stretcher! Not a very tecnico thing to do. We get a nice view of Scorpio’s bacne to take us out.
Interesting booking as its Felino that scores the big pinfall, and actually the Felino/Warrior situation was pushed just as hard as the Santo revenge story. This match wasn’t much longer than the last one, but there was a lot more wrestling packed in. Good stuff all around, especially Bestia, with his awesome facials and fantastic rudoism.
Next time: an lWo sighting!