on LATV #10 (05/01/2010)
Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro ©, Ángel de Plata vs
©, Nosferatu, Pólvora
Arena Mexico, 04/09/2010
Match Time: 9:15
Notes: Bestia Negra & Babe Richard are referees. Angel Hermanos are wearing blue outfits, so of course Azteca chooses this day to wear white and black
1: Plata dominates Pólvora to start, Pólvora taking rope to rope monkey flips. Euforia runs over Plata with a big boot, but misses a corner charge when Plata jumps to the ropes, and Plata bowls him over with a nice tope con giro to the floor. Other four all in, and the rudos take momentary advantage. Looks like it's going to go bad when Nosferatu boosts Pólvora onto Azteca and Azteca grabs the rudo, but that turns out to be set up for Pólvora middle rope inverted powerslam. Meanwhile, Nosferatu wins with an actual Gory Stretch.
2: Beatdown. Not really interesting. Oro ducks a double chop, and the rudos get Nosferatu instead. Double handspring back elbows gets them both down. Nosferatu boots Oro out, but Plata comes in to take out everyone . Dropkick on Nosferatu, superkick for Euforia, quebradora for Pólvora. Nosferatu manages to surprise him with a clothesline, and avoid Azteca's running tope. Rudos regroup on Azteca, but he reveres a double backdrop into a sunset flip on Euforia, then rolls him back in time to get dropkicked. Azteca ducks a double clothesline (but stops running for a moment), then stands astride the top rope as the other Angels dropkick the rudos out. Oro & Plata with a quebrada, and Azteca with a springboard version, which Euforia has no chance of actually catching. Angles slip back in the ring, and get the count out win.
3: After a showy set of moves from Angel de Oro, Azteca tries to handspring past Nosferatu. Azteca yells, Nosferatu get bleeped (?), then knocks him down. Rudos take out the técnicos all over again. Comeback spot to the mini beatdown seems designed to be Plata backdropping a charging Pólvora away, but the backdrop gets screwed up. Everyone seems off for a moment, but the rudos just keep dealing out more offense instead of giving another opportunity. Nosferatu holds Plata hanging off the apron, and Pólvora drops him to the floor with a top rope splash. Nosferatu knocks down Oro, then clotheslines a flipping Azteca. Azteca tries to reverse monkey flip up to Euforia's shoulders, but he misses that headscissors, and Euforia just body slams him. Nosferatu adds a top rope splash, one two three.
Oro comes off the top rope with his own plancha, but Euforia and Nosferatu catch him, toss him behind, wave him by, and drop him with a double spinebuster. Two man tapatía, Pólvora jumps on Angel's back and pulls him into a reverse double armbar, with the ex-Infernales grapeving the legs. That's a neat looking triple submission, and enough for the match.
Panther, Stuka Jr., Toscano vs Averno,
Arena Mexico, 04/09/2010
Match Time: 12:20
Rating: fine progression of Triada/Panther thing that never went anywhere after this
Notes: Refs are Tigre Hispano and babe Richard
1: Averno offers and received a handshake from Panther. Averno raises Panther's arm up, and that's the cue for him to be jumped. Rudos are in a hurry, quickly clearing the other técnicos and pinning Panther. Toscano returns to the ring just in time to argue the count. I'd say the fall was so short that Toscano doesn't have time to take off his shirt, but then he never takes off his shirt.
2: Rudos beatdown. Blue Panther goes into convulsions after taking a Mephisto spinebuster. It's amazingly over dramatic, past the point where you'd think he might have actually hurt himself, and onto the point where you wonder what point he's trying to make. Rudos throw Toscano around by his hair, then rip his shirt. That's $5 he won't get back. Stuka is held on the apron for a dropkick to knock him to the floor. Toscano is spanked, literally. Crowd is loud and into this match, despite a lot of breaks in the action. Stuka evades a corner charge from Averno, handspring past guys who are already moving out of the way, and get booted down by the rudos. (That's why they were moving out of the way! Maybe.) Toscano planchas Ephesto and Mephisto, Averno grabs him, but eats a double chop. Panther boosts Toscano into a dropkick on the other two rudos. Toscano topes Mephisto, and Stuka drops on Ephesto with his turning top rope plancha to the floor. Averno and Panther alone. Averno kicks Panther, then picks him up by the hair - and Panther immediately hooks on a shoulder lock? That's it! I haven't seen that hold, and neither had Averno. Panther doesn't want to let go, and Tiger Hispano pulls him off by his hair, which leads to a near incident between the two. Babe Richard and Toscano are able to keep them apart, barely. Of the two, Tigre Hispano angrier about getting shown up.
3: Stuka, who hasn't gotten to do much in this match, gets a big showcase run to start of this fall. It's good but not spectacular, which makes it all the more weird when Panther decides Stuka needs a ride on his shoulders around the ring in triumph. Panther is very dramatic today. Panther coming into face Averno makes Avernos' shoulder hurt. This matchup features Panther ground and pound. Rudos help out Averno, Panther fights them off, and goes for Averno’s mask. Tiger Hispano pulls him off, which leads to more issues between them. Rudos tease leaving. Toscano, to a mixed reaction, looks OK versus the rudos. His bit ends with a springboard dropkick on Mephisto, dropping him right in position for Stuka’s top rope splash. That does it for one rudo. Técnicos celebrate a bit much, and Stuka promptly blowing it, sliding out of the ring against a running Ephesto. That sets up the usual tope. Panther and Averno in. Averno backdrops Panther, but runs into a Toscano quebradora. Toscano takes himself out with a springboard plancha that gets - oops, Stuka. That was a bad miss. Ephesto pounds Toscano on the outside, while Panther starts to put on a tapatía on Averno. Referees are both busy with Ephesto and Toscano, missing Mephisto slip back in and foul Panther from behind. Averno covers, Babe Richard turns around, one two three. Triada got Panther again. Hmmm.