IWRG on Teleforumla #15 (02/13/2010)
Match 1: Eragon & Héros vs Heavy Boy & Hijo del Signo
Arena Naucalpan, 01/31/2010
Match Time: 21:12
Notes: For the first time since I've been watching this show, there's actual introductions. No on screen graphics, but the ring announcer saying names is a distinct improvement. Heavy Boy is using Crazy Boy's music, Hijo del Signo is using Mascara Dorada's music. Also, Hijo del Signo appears to have a brand new body since the November match. Heros is dressed like a red Místico, and even has Gregorian chants for his music. Oh, Heros pulls of the mask to reveal a more unique looking one. Heavy Boy seems to have some sort of issue with Eragon, though it only be in his head. One of the announcers sounds like he’s a thousand miles from his microphone. Referee is shown talking to the wrestler about the rules though I don't know why.
1: Signo & Heros start. After some usual opening fall counters, they move to more focused arm attacks. Signo works over Heros with a hammerlock for a while, but armdrags Heros away. Heros takes control in the next change, and has a double armbar on before Heavy Boy intercedes. Heros gets a submission attempt on the next exchange, a weird leg hook /toe hold combo, but Signo reverses it into a surfboard, then dominates Heros for the next minute or so. Signo uses armdrag to actually rut the arm, as opposed to the normal sending people away bit. Heros is eventually able to sneak in a crooked figure four, but Signo reaches the ropes for a break. It's about about 5m30s of mat wrestling, and they both stop at this point to wave to the crowd and make sure they get back into it. Next, Heros tries a behind the back double armbar Indian Deathlock thing, but it never really seems to cover together. Referee seems to be spending more time arguing with Heavy Boy on the apron than anything. Next sequence seems to fall apart before it get started, and maybe they need to remember they have partners. I think the referee reminds them, then leads the crowd in claps when they tag out. Eragon flips in, Heavy Boy teases flipping in, then goes thru the ropes. Subtle. Eragon/Heavy is much faster paced and not as interesting. The first set seemed to be building to submission holds, while these two – and mostly Eragon, since he dominates – build as much to armdrags as submissions. Announcers appear to call the rudo Heavy Metal at least once. Signo and Heros back in, and chopping each other. Signo pulls off Heros shirt. Heros looks didn't just have it on because he's skinny, but because he's got some ugly pec tattoos. They speed it up, with Heros getting a slingshot headscissors, and then another in the middle of the ring to send Signo out. Heros joins him with a top. Other two in, Heavy Boy sets Eragon on the top rope but take his time joining him. Eragon grabs him on the top rope, and pulls him off with a middle rope La Rosa. Eros helps cover, and both celebrate as Signo stands around on the outside – he could come in to beat the countout, but doesn't seem to much care.
2: Eragon and Signo need some work on the fake handshake bit, but I guess this attempt counts as practice. Eragon goes thru Signo with a bodyscissors armdrag, then reverses a spinning slam to DDT Heavy Boy. One of those moves where it's no clear who got the better of it unless someone stands up quick, and Eragon stood up quick. That was good. Less good was Eragon standing above Heavy Boy, hands on the rudo's mask, and just starting towards the right side of the screen, waiting, waiting, and getting blasted by Signo's dropkick eventually. Don't stand and wait! Rudos take over two on one from there. Rudos tag team offense is nothing notable at all. Signo goes after Hero's mask and nearly pulls it all the way off for no reason. After a couple minutes of holding guys for kicks, Heavy Boy lands a top rope senton on Eragon for one pin. Heros takes an Olympic Slam and legdrop from Signo. Signo has the idea he's going to win this fall with a submission hold, but his partner is actually already punning Heros. Video screws up here, because there hasn't been any embarrassing technical issues in minutes.
3: Between falls is clipped. Crowd is all the suddenly much louder, because the rudos have been beating the técnicos right in front of them for a little bit, evidently. Signo breaks Heros back inside to work him over, while Heavy Boy leaves Eragon deposited on the floor. Signo tosses Heros up in the air, Heros lands on his feet right where he left it, and Signo dropkick him. That is odd. Rudos take turns doing moves on Heros. They appear to have no chemistry as a team and aren't good at overcoming that issue. I think Signo pull guard on Heros at one point, which is at least weird. That's the start of the rudos actually getting it together for some double teams, although it's not much complicated, and they exist to set up the comeback – double back drop on Eragon sets up Heros landing on his feet after a double backdrop, then ducking a double clothesline and being boosted in a dropkick on both. Técnicos tope the rudos on the same side – they seem to have figured out which side is camera side and are doing all the dives that way. Everyone recovers and brawls on the outside for a bit., Eros and Signo most of all. The other two come in, Eragon gets Heavy Boy in a submission, and Signo break it up. Signo gets Eragon in a submission, and Heros break sit up. Heros gets Signo in a submission, and Heavy Boy breaks it up. Apparently, Heavy Boy knows no submissions, because he just swats Heros out of the ring and waves Eragon in. Eragon misses a bad dropkick and gets slapped. Corner whip, Eragon catches Heavy Boy and puts him on the top rope, then climbs up and pulls him off with a 'rana. Cover, one two three. Signo was ready to break it up, but waited. He misses a punch, and Eragon German suplexes him. One two three.
Match 2: Angelico, Hijo del Pantera, Pantera vs Gringo Loco, Trauma II, Veneno
Arena Naucalpan, 01/31/2010
Winner: tecnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:14
Rating: kind of fell apart with injuries
Notes: No introductions for this one. It appears joined in progress, but I’m not sure if that means right after the whistle or later on. Pantera and Trauma II are already in and battling for position on the grounded. Pantera traps Trauma with a headstand backslide, but Trauma falls over on the ropes. Pantera holds on and gets a top rope dropkick, then a double top wristlock, reaching under Truama’s arms to bind him. Into a cavernaria. I guess Veneno is not as interested in this as I am, because he suddenly drops down from the apron, walks around the ring, and gets into a shoving match with Angelico. If there’s something that set this up, for this particular moment and not in general, it’s something that’s not shown from this angle. Angelico’s ready to meet Veneno before Veneno gets there, so he must know why Veneno wants to punch him and it’s just us who are confused. Angelico throws the first punch and they start brawling on the outside, while Pantera just keeps his hold on. As they’re shown the outside, Gringo Loco rushes in and breaks the hold with a stomp, then brawls with the Kid Panther. Angelico looks to be at least even and maybe winning the fight on the outside, but because the rules of the beatdown, he must immediately start losing that fight. Trauma takes Pantera while Gringo goes to work over the kid. Lots of 3 on 3 brawling, everyone picking a corner. Angelico gets his own random comeback. Panthers drops Hijo del Pantera on the barricade, them comes back to the ring. Rudos have Angelico isolated, and Veneno kicks him in the head. Angelico rolls thru, and Pantera tries rushing Veneno, only to get attacked by the others. Double whip, Trauma drops down and rolls towards Pantera (?), Pantera stops and elbow drops the Navarro kid. Rudos all punch him again. Double whip, double clothesline, out goes Pantera. In comes Hijo, who gets slapped around the face some. He’s back out soon, while Veneno knees Angelico in the face a lot. Hijo del Pantera back in. Rudos hold him for a Veneno punch. Pantera back in, and everyone punches him a lot. This is the match of punching. Angelico rushes Veneno again, but Trauma attacks him from behind to stop him. Trauma holds Angelico in a seated surfboard while Veneno headbutts the técnico many times, and that’s kinda of cool. Veneno takes out Angelico with a jumping DDT, lets Pantera check on Angelico, then rolls Angelico in the corner and covers. Referee is paying no attention to the pin, so Angelico is down for about 10 seconds before the pin is counted.
Meanwhile, Gringo Loco has Pantera set up on the mat, but when he tires his top rope 450, he over rotated and spikes his forehead on the mat. Gringo is completely out of it – he’s crawling of the pin toward the center of the ring, even as the referee is trying to count the three. Announcers have no idea something went wrong (no shock), but no one beside the referee seems to notice either. Referee Rosas waves for help, which takes it’s time getting there. IWRG’s doctor (they have a doctor!) does make it in the ring to check on him. Trauma disposes of the younger Pantera, checks to make sure Gringo’s alive, then gets rid of the other Pantera. Doctor is checking Gringo Loco’s eyes, and they appear to be talking to each other. Referee Rosas raises Trauma and Veneno’s arms. Veneno, maybe for the first time in the minute since it’s happens, notices Gringo Loco is not with him. He sees Gringo Loco laying on the mat, shoves the doctor aside, pulls Gringo Loco to his feet, and raises his arm. This is why Veneno is not a doctor. Gringo Loco immediately sinks back to one knee, with Trauma II checking on him, and Veneno arguing with the doctor.
2: Gringo Loco is gone, and will remain that way the rest of the match. Depiste being down 2 vs 3, Rudos still manage to keep the beatdown. Announcers are talking about the history of Pantera. Veneno is trying to work his feud with Angelico, which leaves Trauma to take care of both Panteras. It works better at some points than others, but it works best when everyone just goes back to their corners. Angelico start the comeback with a corner leg lariat, then adds a top rope silla. Angelico throws fiery punches on the mat towards Veneno, and they brawl around. Panteras and Trauma end up outside too. I think Hijo del Pantera is in this match to make Angelico’s punches look a whole lot better. Pantera gives Trauma a Styles Clash, and Hijo del Pantera covers for the pin. Técnicos mill around for a moment, and it seems like no one’s quite sure if the fall is over or not. Normally, they’d need to pin Gringo Loco here as well (presumably Veneno is the captain, though that’s a guess), so the referee could rule that Gringo Loco is eliminated and that’s the fall, or that they still need to pin Veneno to officially win the fall. It ends up being both – first referee Rosas directs them to get Veneno, but then changes his mind after they’ve gotten Veneno.
3: Announcers suggest migration has finally caught up with Gringo Loco, and deported him (maybe with Landon Donovan?) Angelico and Veneno start off, Veneno quickly getting in the DDT but covering with just two hands and Angelico kicking out. Veneno picks up Angelico and tries a chinbreaker but Angelico just doesn’t go with him (looks odd) and locks on a figure four. It does not look so good, surprise. Angelico lets go, and then Veneno puts on a crooked reverse one. Pantera walks in, looks over the situation, and breaks up the hold with a kick. Trauma argues, not that’s getting him anywhere. Pantera gives Angelico a quebradora and puts on a reverse seated double armbar, but Trauma breaks that up. Whip, dropkick sends Pantera out. Trauma barely backs up before rushing forward for a tope, and just barely getting there. Hijo del Pantera sets him self up, and gets a lot more speed for his tope. Veneno and Angelico back in, Veneno misses a punch, Veneno tires a foul kick, Angelico catches it, drops the leg, and fouls Veneno himself. Veneno goes to his knees in pain, and Angelico mirrors him, faking his own foul. Referee Rosas turns around, sees them both claiming the foul, asks the crowd - it’s hard to hear the crowd – and gives the fall to Angelico, and the crowd seems mostly pleased.
Angelico celebrates, walking around as if he’s hurt, but also pointing to his noggin. Trauma is angry, but it doesn’t help. Veneno gets the microphone to complain about the shoddy referee work.