CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX #325 (02/11/2012) 
Recapped: 02/19/12

starting this week, there are 20 second videos of random high spots (all from Arena Mexico) shown thru the show to pad out the time.

Rey Bucanero joins the announcers this week.

Match 1: Felino ©, Terrible, Volador Jr. vs Blue Panther ©, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara
Arena Coliseo, 02/05/2012

  1. rudos

  2. técnicos
  3. técnicos

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:58
Rating: ok
Notes: Zacarias skips to the back before the match starts. Comadante sticks around. Referee is Terror Chino. Volador is (American) football gear, leaving on the shoulder and thigh pads to wrestle.

1: Técnicos work together to dominates the first couple of minutes. Rudos get ticked when a Terrible to tag to Volador is not counted, and just start the beatdown down. Rudos take turns doing moves until they get around to ending it. Terrible puts Fantasma in a chinlock after the fact, and Felino gets the free kick.

2: Beatdown goes on. Volador gets Mascara with a good superkick and a nice tackle. He used the hit stick on that one. Rudos are busy wandering around and fighting outside. There's a sudden cut to Mascara finishing the campana on Felino in the ring, and help doesn't arrive in time. Máscara rips off his shirt and chases after Volador. Técnicos busy themselves with revenge in between falls, though Mascara spends most of his time walking slowly after Volador. Replay shows Felino was just running around the inside of the ring like a circle when Mascara just jumped into the casadora, and that was that.

3: Rudos are in no hurry on the outside. Volador takes off his shoulder pads before facing off with Mascara. Crowd is loud for both men. Volador just walks off. Fantasma/Felino goes better than Terrible/Panther. Fantasma quickly sheds Volador with a headscissors, and Comandante helping out only gets an accidental slap from Terrible. Mascara and Felino are weirdly tentative with each other, Terrible knocks Máscara down twice and takes a superkick out. Crowd loud for La Mascara, but mostly with pro and anti-Mascara chants. Volador slaps Mascara out, then kicks him as he comes back in. Volador kicks again misses, Máscara knocks him clear of the ropes and splashes him on the way in. Volador sidesteps the rolling dropkick, Máscara flips him to the apron, Volador forearms Mascara from the apron and rests there with Mascara’s head in his hand. Turnbuckles mash – blocked, Volador kicked down to the floor and Mascara follows with a plancha. Máscara seem tired. Felino boosts Fantasma into a 'rana on Terrible and walks into the fujiwara to finish it.

Match 2: Marco Corleone ©, Máximo, Rush vs Averno ©, Ephesto, Mephisto 
Arena Coliseo, 02/05/2012

  1. Avernos

  2. técnicos
  3. técnicos

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 18:07
Rating: eh
Notes: Neither side in a hurry to start. Referee is Tiger Hispano.

1: Pairs are Ephesto/Rush, Averno/Máximo, and that's about it. Máximo gets in a triple kip up an armdrag, and a spinning armdrag, and the rudos decide to rush him right then and there. Averno taking it to Marco with punches is a thing to see. Rudos slowly work over each fore a few minutes before going for the pins on the second time thru.

2: Rudos still in control, content with slow brawling and face yanking for the cameras. Rush corner whip turns around the tide, obvious a minute before it happens. Rush dropkicks out Averno, rudos timing gets a bit off but Máximo lands a good tope on Averno. Técnicos finish up.

3: Marco gets in his usual run, though he's even more nonchalant about getting slapped than usual. Ephesto gets decked. Averno see it coming for him and runs for his life. Mephisto makes fun of him after. Rush tosses Mephisto far and smacks him around. Máximo also gets in his usual, but does a double springboard headscissors on Averno instead of the usual butt bump. Other rudos pull him out, but Rush flattens Ephesto with a tope con giro, and Rush pulls them both together for Marco's Air Italiano. Averno and Máximo left in, Averno misses a dropkick, Máximo blocks everything, goes for the kiss, Averno desperately blocks and frees himself. Averno clothesline missed, Máximo kiss cradle, one two three.

Máximo immediately makes the title challenge. Averno refuses to defend the title in this arena in front of these people.