on LATV #11 (05/08/2010)
& Metro vs Euforia
Arena Mexico, 04/30/2010
Match Time: 5:34
Rating: good, but way too short
Notes: Crowd is mute, which is very odd for a Kid's Day. Terror Chino is the only referee for this tag match. Oh, wait, there's a rudo chant.
1: Despite the full entrances, the match itself is joined in progress. Someone's got Miguel's microphone turned up way too high, it's peaking out. It takes all of a minute for the first dive, Raziel missing a corner charge on Metro, flying out to the floor, and Fuego following with a handstand on the ring post into a tope con giro! Crazy. Metro carefully gives Euforia a slow quebradora, then locks on a – an Anaconda Vice? Also unexpected. That'll do for Euforia. Raziel isn't moving, so Fuego easily crawls back in for the pin.
Que Monito dances with a cow bell in here.
2: Metro armdrags and tosses people around, and Fuego gets in his wacky headscissors and fiery dance. (It still feels forced.) Cancerberos manage to hold up from hitting each other, then flip Fuego onto his face with simultaneous leg flips. It's a swinging gate sort of thing. Metro comes in to help, but Raziel drops him, ties up the técnicos legs, and pulls Metro up to his feet. It's almost like the rudos are forcing Metro to put a tapatía on his partner, only the rudos just grab and bar both guys arms instead. It looks very good, and it's enough for the submission.
3: Rudos still in control – for a moment. Raziel dropkicks Metro down, then backs up, charges, and eats a monkey flip to the floor. Poor planning by Raziel. Euforia tries a clothesline, but Metro catches it, scoops Euforia, drops him and Fuego goes up. 450, Euforia moves, Fuego lands on his feet and rolls forward. Raziel – who apparently had no actual reason to take that huge bump to the floor – tries a clothesline, but Fuego grabs him in armbar, Russian legsweep, hooks a leg and puts on armbar. That's it for Raziel. Meanwhile, Euforia tries a bodyscissors on Metro, but Metro blocks it, drops him, and picks him up for a suplex puente olimpico. That'll do. Way too short.
Angel, Lady Apache © Luna Mágica vs Hiroka,
Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca ©
Arena Mexico, 04/30/2010
Match Time: 14:38
Notes: Mima Shimoda has perfect music for Mima Shimoda. Either Hiroka or Princesa Blanca – both whom are married (not to each other!) - are using Single Ladies as their music. Maybe it's the Zorra's music. The Zorras would have to exist for that. No one felt like doing captain graphics this week? I guess if they had to do it for only one, they weren't doing it. Refs are Pompin and Babe Richard.
1: Hiroka/Dark Angel is good. Mima/Luna is – well, Hiroka/Dark Angel was good. Crowd loudest for Lady Apache. Apache and Blanca have an amusing sequence, and Black backdrops Apache into a pescado on Mima. Dark Angel lifts Luna Magica into a sunset flip on Blanca, and that's enough for one point. Hiroka charges right into the other pin. Fall didn't seem as long as I've timed it.
2: Dark Angel and Hiroka start of again, with Sarah just barely pulling off the double rotation headscissors on Hiroka to end the sequence. She's still really good. Luna tries a cartwheel on her showcase, lands it, and Blanca blasts her with a dropkick to start the beatdown. Probably a good idea to end it before Luna ruined it. Lots of kicking. Rudas not totally on the same page when they try a combo move. Throwing Luna down by her hair goes better. Corner charges on Apache, including Hiroka attempting to take off Apache's nose with a kick to the face. Hiroka hits people hard. Blanca gives Dark Angel a big shoulder powerslam, and Mima drops Hiroka off her shoulder for a splash. That's one pin. Luna is dumped out, because Blanca would rather beat Apache. Inverted figure four does it.
3: Beatdown continues, and continues with the rudas on slightly different pages. Rudas hold Dark angel, but Mima Shimoda's missile dropkick gets them instead. Apache dropkicks Mima as Dark Angel takes care of the other two. Armdrags and quebradora. Técnicas clear the ring, but go to their corner instead of diving. Luna is left in with Mima, and Mima immediately turns it around with a hair pull. Mima tries a sunset flip on Luna, Luna scoots out, and Lady Apache drops on Mima with a tope rope senton con giro. Hiroka kicks Apache down, then points at Luna. Clothesline misses, and Luna dropkicks Hiroka out. Dark Angel up top – plancha onto Hiroka, completely taking the Japanese woman out. Blanca around Luna in, Luna with a passable headscissors. Oh no! Luna tries an Asai Moonsault, and luckily they planned to have three people there to catch it. Mima and Apache in. Apache with a top rope plancha, off the ropes, dropkick to the knee, tapatía! Rolling it, up one, up twice and that's it. Announcers actually count out the other rudas, not that the announcers pay any attention to it.