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Announcers are JCR, JCC, Miguel and Magadan.
Match 1: Black Warrior ©, Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca vs Euforia, Vangelis ©, Virus
Arena Mexico, 11/20/2011
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 14:08
Notes: How is Vangelis in charge? That seems to be a poor call. Monito is hanging with the técnicos. Well, maybe Fantasma, can't see him hanging out with the other two. Referee is Terror Chino.
1: Pairs are Fantasma/Virus, Sangre/Vangelis, Warrior/Euforia. Middle section gets the most time, not that the crowd seems to care about any of this. Fun headscissors spot with the last two, anyway. 619 gets booed, slightly. It sounds like there is no one there, and doesn't look much better. Warrior wheel kicks Euforia off the apron, and Fantasma follows with a tope. Warrior trips up Virus to the floor, and Sangre lands on him with a tope. Warrior and Vangelis in, and Warrior finishes that. Told you not to have Vangelis as captain.
2: Sangre gets the better of the Cancerberos. Low blow kick: 1! Mixed of boos and cheers when he goes to pose. Fantasma basic showcase thru the three rudos. Warrior gets Virus with a quebradora and Vangelis with a spear, then Euforia dropkicks his own partner on a the sunset flip reversal. Virus finally get a kick thru the ropes to start the beatdown. Everyone takes turn kicking Warrior. Sangre is finished off while being held in a sloppy careta, and the big Cancerbero submission takes care of Fantasma.
3: After a minute, Fantasma ducks a double clothesline, and Warrior holds him to start the kick/stunner comeback. Fantasma sets up Virus for the Sangre Azteca low blow dropkick for that pin, before rushing off to set up his usual finish.
Match 2: Shocker vs Atlantis, Felino, Volador Jr., La Máscara, Rey Bucanero, Jushin Lyger, Último Guerrero, Metro, Negro Casas, Super Porky, Terrible, Averno, Máximo, Texano, Delta in Copa Revolución Mexicana
Arena Mexico, 11/20/2011
Felino middle rope elbow drop Delta (8:35)
Match Time: 22:35
Notes: Joined very obviously in progress. Negro Casas & Super Porky are in the ring. Tiger Hispano is referee.
Sumo spots do not go well for Negro, but they most stick to kicks. Negro is looking like in bodybuilding shape. Tags to Máximo and Texano, who bails immediately. Ultimo Guerrero then. Máximo spins away from lockups twice. UG gets annoyed and shoulderblocks Máximo out of the ring, right to where all the rudos can pound him. Técnicos rush over to make the save, and they have a bit of a brawl for a bit. Referees get in between. Terrible pulls Bucanero back while groping him, odd team we've got here. Negro Casas and Delta end up in the ring and clothesline each other. La Mascara and Bucanero are all in and sort of watching until Bucanero strikes Mascara. Felino rushes in – and grabs Bucanero so Mascara can hit. Mascara is just confused, but Texano rushes over to pound Felino. Felino rolls out before Terrible can get in a shot. Shocker in and going after Terrible, while Porky grabs Negro Casas and brings him over to the técnicos, and so everyone can hit him. Negro just gets away.
People are settle down, and Máscara and Texano end up in. Quick reversal, but moves all seem to go Mascara's way. Standoff and tags – Delta and Ultimo Guerrero again. We've got a little out of order, I guess. UG back elbow Delta, whip, clothesline misses, Delta back with a headscissors. Delta runs – tope to UG connects, but leaves Delta in the wrong side of town. Rudos all rush over and beat up on Delta. Shocker rushes over, knocking over Terror Chino (announcers are initially unsure if it's him or Bestia Negra – I'm the only one!) while trying to get those rudos. Replay as the fight settles down. Terrible and Atlantis in. Terrible wants handshake Atlantis keep slapping it away, and Terrible punches him in the head. Atlantis comes back with armdrag and a dropkick. Terrible crawls out, Volador in, and Metro in to make height jokes. Crowd behind Volador. BREAK.
Picked up where we left off. Volador corner whip, corner charge misses, Metro monkey flip, and Volador goes flying. One more , back the other way. Volador gets out and lays on the floor – so Shocker runs over to stomp him! Shocker's in some mood here. Terrible and Negro make the save. Averno and Máximo in. Crowd chant for a kiss. Averno rolls his eyes and pokes Máximo in the chest. Slap to the face! Máximo cries. Averno screams at him. Máximo slaps back, and Averno goes all shaky legs. Averno is the best. Máximo headscissors, Averno out, Máximo handspring pose, Bucanero gets caught trying to sneak in and back off. Shocker in, but both Negro and Bucanero inf or him. Negro says, and they chop it out. Maybe a clip in here. Negro beats shocker with a kicks to the chest. Shocker sneaks in an inside cradle for two. Negro heel kick looks dangerously low. Whip, reversed, Shocker hiptoss, front facelock, Shocker backed tn the corner – its' the rudo corner, so Bucanero and Felino are both up and forearming him. Bucanero jumps in the ring, stomps Shocker, and then slaps Felino off the apron. Felino charges in, but Bucanero has Shocker to deal with too. Bucanero backs out of the ring – right to the técnico corner. Oops! Técnicos pound Bucanero into the front row, right onto fans who were totally not expecting this. Rudos jump on top of the pile in making the save, and there's just a mess of humanity here. Porky jumps onto the pile! Terrible jumps back onto the pile! Rey Bucanero finally gets free and flees thru the crowd. Delta and Felino in, Delta taking a clothesline and Felino's armpit. Felino misses another clothesline, Delta flip over him, waved by, and Delta back with a springboard armdrag. Delta off the ropes again, Felino scoops him up, fireman's drop, middle rope elbow drop. One two three. One down!
Ultimo Guerrero and La Mascara in. Evasion Mascara headscissors, out goes UG. Mascara runs, bit right into a Volador superkick! Averno in to help whip, rebound hiptoss. Averno back out, and Volador kicks Mascara out. Porky in. Volador ready for him, but Texano takes himself in, and then starts screaming to Porky. Slaps, headlock, shot off, back with a big shoulderblocks. Porky goes down. Texano screaming pose! Porky off the ropes, into a Texano backdrop. Porky off the ropes, one of the rudos grabs a leg, Porky turns around to look, and Texano kicks him. Whip, reverses, Texano sunset flip, Porky sit, one two three. And that's why you quit CMLL.
Bucanero, aghast at Texano being beat, is in versus Metro. Or was,- after replays, Metro is down, Bucanero is looking at the crowd, and Shocker is in for some reason. Metro spins to his feet, ducks a clothesline, and gives Bucanero a giant armdrag as they go to break.
Metro superkicks Bucanero out of the ring, then slides out after him. Bucanero backs up towards the rudos – only Felino shoves him form behind back towards Metro. Terrible gets in the middle to stop that. Mascara and Negro Casas in. Chest slap fight, Negro wins with a forearm to the face. Forearms back and forth, Negro switches to kicks. Whip, head down too soon, Máscara kicks Negro in the backside, Negro dances around, clothesline misses, Mascara superkick does not. UG in, Metro on for the técnicos, but Shocker is grabbing Negro by the head and yanking him around on the apron. Whip, UG takes the knee bump out to the técnicos side, but they back off – Metro apron tope con giro connects. Shocker attacks UG before he gets away. Bucanero and Máximo in, a battle over the most girlish reactions to slaps. Armdrags, and Bucanero drops Máximo with a quebradora. Máximo block punches kiss, but it's Bucanero who sneaks in the inside cradle, one two three. Might have been a tights pull there.
Jushin Lyger, who is in this match, faces Averno. Spinning headscissors since Lyger to the ropes. Averno knocks him down with a back elbow, then screams “SI SE PUEDE!” to the crowd. Machete slap, corner whip, Lyger charges in, Averno sits him on the top rope, spins around, slap kicked away, Lyger headscissors Averno. Lyger 'rana, Averno rolls thru one two NO. Lyger waves his finger no. Averno shot to the midsection, double underhook – Devil's Wings escaped. Averno clothesline misses, Lyger crucifix cradle, one two three. I think Volador tried to break it up and got caught in the ropes.
Shocker and Terrible in. Shocker trips up terrible, misses the senton, and Terrible kicks him in the spine. Corner whip, reversed, Shocker clothesline in, bulldog out. Pose! Boos. Shocker seems annoyed. Terrible seems like he's waiting for Shocker turn turn around, then just goes head and slaps him. Kick to the chest. Shocker crawling to make a tag, pulled back, crawling again, Terrible pulls him back, Shocker crawls again, Terrible pulls him back. And slaps him. Hair pull. Whip, Terrible heads down too soon, Shocker kicks it, both tries clothesline, neither works well. Terrible slaps Shocker in the chest. Shocker tells him to do one more, Terrible does, and Shocker nearly collapses. A third, also sending Shocker into the ropes, a fourth – Shocker ducks that one and boots Terrible in the face. Shocker fired up. DDT, float around cover one two three.
UG and Porky in, UG running into armdrags. UG dodges the hiptoss, kicks Porky and – suplex! UG covers one two three.
Negro Casas & Atlantis in. Shoulderblocks, no one goes down. Atlantis double leg, crab, Negro quickly gives. We're in a hurry now. Negro's submission sis so quick, no one's quite sure it happened.
Volador and Metro in. Volador off the ropes, over, flipping run caught into a Metro's waistlock. Volador frantically back elbows free while being lifted up. Off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl, escape , Volador off the ropes again, double rotation headscissors into a crossface. That's vaguely familiar! Metro gives. They're down to Shocker, Atlantis, Lyger, Mascara vs Felino, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero, and Volador.
Lyger & Guerrero in. Lyger clothesline Guerrero to boos. Drop toe hold, tapatía, both sets of shoulders down, neither man gets them up, there's your double elimination. Six left.
Mascara in and kicking Bucanero in the back of the head. That gets two. Mascara clothesline reversed into a Tormenta Buacnero. Bucanero does the taunt instead of pinning, which seems like a bad idea. Bucanero off the ropes, Felino trips him up. Bucanero reaches after him, Mascara inside cradle, one two three.
Both rudos are now on the ramp after a replay. Bucanero tries to clothesline Felino, Felino ducks by on his way to rolling back into the ring, and Mascara promptly shoulderblocks him down. Máscara off the ropes, Felino clotheslines and quick dropkicks him. One two three. Wait, that's a finish? Four to go.
Volador and Atlantis in, waiting for the replay to end to do anything (or that's just magic) Volador evades, but runs into the quebradora con giro. Atlantis tries for a second, Volador flips out, duck a clothesline, frontcracker. Volador pounds the mat, poses, charges for the backcracker – and gets scooped up into the Atlantida. Thanks for coming, play again next time.
Felino and Shocker in, Felino looking for a chant. Chest slap fight. Shocker tells Felino to bring it, shoulderblocks and Shocker doesn't go down. Shocker off the ropes, sunset flip, Felino rolls thru and kicks Shocker in the face. Felino rallying the Felino fans. Shocker pounds the mat. Felino picks up Shocker, slaps him in the face off the ropes, armdrag, Shocker goes another, they get caught up in each other for a second, then Shocker slap him down. Crowd boots. Felino misses a clothesline, Shocker spinebuster, holding it to turn into a half crab.
All the rudos are out, leaving Shocker vs Atlantis for the cup. Shocker calls Atlantis in. They are not friendly here. Circling. Chest slap fight. For reasons unknown, Lyger is kneeling down and hiding at ringside. He's new here, he may not know that was a double pin. Atlantis gets the better of the slap fight, but Atlantis misses a clothesline a dropkick. Shocker small package one two NO. Atlantis small package, one two NO. Shocker kicks misses, Atlantis waistlock, Shocker heel kick foul – I don't know who Tiger Hispano missed that, but we're saying he did. Crowd boos even as Shocker is covering – one two three.
Lyger helps Atlantis to the back. Fans are were not happy with Shocker and this did not change their mind. They stick with the post match long enough to see Shocker with the Copa.