CMLL on CadenaTres #276 (03/16/2013) 
Recapped: 03/19/2013

Announcers say hi. We're down to 3 this week, though Karla turns up later.

Match 1: Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito © vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito ©
Arena Mexico, 03/12/2013

  1. técnicos

  2. rudos
  3. técnicos

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 14:22
Rating: eh
Notes: Shockercito seems to have a new hair cut. Tigre Hispano is referee. Dragoncito is wearing a H2L Dragoncito shirt – sad.

1: Warrior is already screwing around, walking out the ramp to chat while Fantasy and Violencia start, then wandering out there to yell while they do inconsequential mat work. Dragoncito and Pierrothito start off with a quick sunset reversal dropkick, but Pierrothito is delayed from following up by Warrior coming in for a high five. Dragoncito quebradoras Pierrothito, and tags out. Shockercito stands on the top rope while Warrior talks to everyone, then yells to Shockercito to get down. Warrior finally comes over for a headscissors. They do the one arm lift bit a couple times. Shockercito armdrags and headscissors Warrior around, and sort of huracanrana him into the buckles. That didn't come off too strong, but it leads to the reinera.

Warrior is not the captain, so the fall goes on, long enough for Fantasy to fight off both rudos and land the guillotine moonsault on Fantasy. Dragoncito gets a 'rana that shouldn't count on Pierrothito, and Tigre Hispano counts that because he doesn't care.

2: Shockercito chops around and flip armdrags out Pierrothito. Violencia chops Shockercito down and tosses him into a suplex. Warrior corner clotheslines Fantasy and celebrates too much. Whip, Fantasy is supposed to land a dropkick, Warrior moves or is in the wrong place, Fantasy gets up and tries another one, Warrior walks out rather than take it. Pierrothito jumps in and they continue fine – Fantasy escapes a monkey flip, but takes a spear. Fantasy tries to roll out, but Pierroth keeps him in for a few more chops. Dragoncito in but powerbombed by Pequeño Violencia and kicked out by Warrior. Rudos hang Shockercito in the ropes for a dropkick to the butt to the apron. Pierroth submits Fantasy. Dragoncito's held up for a dropkick, then given an inverted powerslam for the pin.

3: Tecnicos randomly are back in control when they return. Dragoncito headscissors Warrior out. Shockercito and Pierrothito have a chop battle, then Shockercito headscissors Pierrothito out. Fantasy takes Violencia out with a dropkick, but gets tripped up going for a dive and is pulled out for Warrior's legdrop. That's less a legdrop and more a sit by the day. Dragoncito comes in, sees Warrior in, and turns around for no reason. Warrior kicks him out, then just leaves. Shockercito tries a 'rana on Violencia, Violencia blocks it, and foul kneelifts Shockercito. Tigre Hispano goes to raise Shockercito's arm, is slightly shoved – maybe even shoved is too strong a word – by Violencia, and falls down. Yep.

Match 2: Fuego, Pegasso, Starman vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
Arena Mexico, 03/12/2013

  1. Cancerberos

  2. técnicos
  3. Cancerbero

Winner: Cancerberos (2-1)
Match Time: 17:43
Rating: good
Notes: Karla joins the announcers. Referee is Maya.

1: Virus works on a Fuego shoulder, which makes a lot of sense. Virus does not work with the shoulder brace on it, which does not make a lot of sense. Fuego has a nice headscissors escape from a surfboard. Starman and Cancerbero have the next mat section, which is mostly just keeping each other grounded. Starman headscissors Cancerbero from the mat and backs him into the corner of the ringside area, which gets everyone else involved in a standoff. Pegasso quickly flip armdrags Pegasso out, and the técnicos out smart the rudos. Triple dive teased, técnicos all side out, rudos come back in, and keep the técnicos out. Pegasso fights his way back in, but gets clotheslined by everyone. Cancerbero hooks on the motocicleta for the submission. Pegasso is the captain? Pegasso is the captain.

2: Rudos take charge. Fuego gets trapped in the ring by the rudos for a while, annoying the técnicos. Raziel gets in a good dropkick to the face before Fuego stumbled into his corner after back elbow. Pegasso grabs onto Virus, but the other rudos rush into attack and the referee is not there to stop him like he had the técnicos. Raziel dropkicks Pegasso, but whips him to the técnico corner, and Pegasso springboards out with an armdrag. Cancerbero flips Pegasso the técnico apron, and Fuego comes in with an armdrag to send him out. Virus kicks Fuego away, but runs into a Starman armdrag. Virus manages to trip Starman, but Starman kicks out at zero and Virus tumbles out. Starman rope running slingshot tope con giro, and the other two técnicos wrap things up on their own.

3: Fuego blocks an armdrag, does front rolls, dances under a clothesline and flip armdrags Cancerbero out. Starman missile dropkicks Virus out, and armdrags him on the floor. Virus is devastated. Pegasso gets his headscissors inside cradle on Raziel, but Raziel escapes at two. Pegasso tries another trick headscissors into a cradle, but still two. Pegasso going over the top headscissors doesn't come together – Pegasso drops behind and Raziel just punches him in the face a few times. Raziel vertical suplex powerbomb, still two. Raziel brings in Virus for a lot of chops, but Pegasso turns around for a quebradora. Pegasso tags in Starman, who does a much better quebradora. Casadora cradle one two NO. Starman inside cradle, Virus tries to roll it to a double armbar cradle, has to force Starman in position, and gets the pin.

Fuego dropkick Virus out, but Cancerbero knocks him down. Fuego bounce armdrags Cancerbero out, teases a dive, and lets Pegasso do his slingshot tope con giro. Raziel in, and Fuego pulls him to a short clothesline. Dropkicks, dropkick, Fuego' rana, blocked into a powerbomb. Raziel hooks on a, uh, reverse Indian deathlock, and Fuego is in trouble. Fuego gives, and that's it. Fans are slow on picking up the match is over, because Maya doesn't raise Raziel's arm. Or anyone's arm until Cancerbero comes back.

Match 3: Soberano Jr. vs Taurus in Sangre Nueva final
Arena Mexico, 03/12/2013

  1. Soberano Indian Deathlock with double armbar (2:59)

  2. Taurus Toroslam (3:06)
  3. Soberano springboard guillotine moonsault (6:49)

Winner: Soberano Jr. (2-1)
Match Time: 12:54
Rating: good
Notes: Referee is Terror Chino. Robin is there as Soberano's second. Hijo del Signo is Taurus' second

1: Early mat wrestling. First big spot is undecipherable – maybe Soberano went for a flying headscissors, or maybe Taurus way out of position. It didn't work well, Taurus goes out anyway, and Soberano topes him. Soberano waits back in a corner of the ring, Taurus goes around the corner on the outside, and Soberano flattens him with a nice looking tope con giro. Soberano back in and fired up. Taurus runs into an urange, and Soberano ties him up in an Indian deathlock with a double armbar. That's fall one for Soberano. One fan is very happy. The rest can take or leave it right now.

2: Fall starts with an apron diving headscissors on Taurus. Things are not going well for him. Taurus comes back in at the same time, which greatly pains Soberano. Evasion spots, and Taurus lays Soberano out with a clothesline. Taurus chops Soberano lightly and Soberano goes down hard. Corner whip, Soberano kips up and out, poses, charges back in, flipped to the apron, swing kick knocks Taurus down. Soberano easily walks to the ramp, then walk/jogs back – climbs the ropes on the outside, across the corner to the middle rope, and off for a headscissors. That was leisurely done, if not quickly. Soberano goes to the top rope, falls off to the apron, tries a diving headscissors form there instead, and Taurus blocks and smashes him into the barricade. Taurus is happy things are working for him finally. Back in, dropkick. Taurus fired up. Chops. Corner whip, Taurus sits on the middle buckle and calls Soberano up. Soberano won't go, so Taurus gives in and steps down, just in time for Soberano to run over and clothesline him. Soberano decides to put Taurus back up on the buckles, rookie move. Taurus is jabbed, spun around, and thrown with the Toroslam. That's enough for the three count and the third fall.

3: Taurus is beating up Soberano on the outside in between falls, but throws him back in after the whistle. Taurus fireman's drops Soberano in the corner of the ring and – stomps him enroute to walking around. Taurus is in no hurry. Soberano goes down easy (and a beat too soon) on a chop again. Soberano flipped to the ramp, Taurus charges and takes a hiptoss to join him there. Soberano backs up, runs, and gives Taurus a ramp bounce armdrag to send him up the ramp. Soberano stomps Taurus a couple times, runs up the ramps, carefully positions himself on the stage, and moonsaults off! Just got enough distance on that one. Somehow, Terror Chino's count is only up to six by the time Soberano makes it back in. That's amazing. Replay of the dive. Back live, Soberano powerslams Taurus, front handstands over him to the ropes, springboard moonsault, one two NO. Taurus fires up, Soberano is frustrated. Taurus chops Soberano down, double wristlock leverage spot leads to a layout front slam by Taurus, and a two count. Both slow up again. Taurus drops Soberano in the center of the ring, Taurus goes up top, senton con giro misses, Soberano rolls out of the way. Soberano goes thru the ropes, springboard legdrop as Taurus is bent over one two NO. Crowd into it. Soberano springboard, but right into an anti-air dropkick. Taurus thinks he's got this. Pumphandle spinning faceslam – this is the same move he tried last week and I'm still not sure what it is – still two. Taurus vertical suplex swung back down into a urange, one two NO. Signo argues the speed of the count. Taurus waits for Signo to get up, and dropkicks him. It takes longer for Soberano to fall down on the dropkick than the chops. Soberano flips Taurus to the apron, Taurus slaps him back and goes up, Soberano stops him and climbs up, both almost fall off the top rope before a super armdrag. That was not what they wanted, crowd knows and slightly boos, one two NO. Soberano trips Taurus in the ropes, guillotine springboard moonsault one two three.

Match 4: Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Valiente vs Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
Arena Mexico, 03/12/2013

  1. técnicos

  2. rudos
  3. rudos

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 10:46
Rating: good
Notes: Referee is Tigre Hispano. Mije is with the técnicos

1: Valiente and Psicosis have a quick exchange to start. Usual bit of Blue Panther trying to put on holds and getting stomped by the rudos for doing it. Oro fights back from a 2 on 1, and gets the mecedora on Psicosis to end it.

2: Valiente and Aguila have a flipping contest, only Aguila nearly falls down on his springboard flip and the crowd is amused. Aguila does land on his feet off a monkey flip, but he's headscissored out. Valiente flips off a Morphosis boost, Morphosis puts on a wristlock and walks the ropes, Valiente lets go and Morphosis crotches himself. Nice plan. Double running tope spot with Panther. Panther dumps Valiente on top of Morphosis for a splash, then shoves him off since Valiente is no longer legal. Aguila slingshot in with a kick to break it up anyway. Panther tricks Morphosis to spearing the post. Psicosis knocks down Panther and take a shot at Oro while he's at it, but gets sent back to the ropes and into Oro’s superkick. Outside in moonsault gets two. Match is moving along fast. Oro flipping run, Psicosis just watches and watches some more , but blocks the headscissors and slams Oro onto his face. Psicosis grabs Angel de Oro's legs and arms – tapatía. Aguila knocks Valiente over with a jumping heel kick, Morphosis slams Valiente, and Mije adds the low blow headbutt. That's enough to with the fall.

3: Psicosis tosses Valiente around, then suckers Panther into an attack from behind. Catapult hold legdrop for him. Snap kicks for Angel de Oro, and a second. Oro then leads the 21 on 3 dropkick, though Valiente does help by tripping up Morphosis from the outside, Rudos get it together to block a Angel de Oro 'rana, dropkick him in the head, and two man powerbomb Oro to pin him. That end back and forth quick.

Valiente comes in and chops everyone, dropkicking Aguila out. Rudos whip, Valiente miss, twice and Valiente topes Aguila. Panther's left in two on 1, but catches Morphosis with the armbar. Psicosis breaks that up, Morphosis drops Panther and Psicosis adds the top rope senton. Three count, and a winner.

Angel de Oro threatens to go over the rail after someone after the match, but the crowd reacts like it's a joke so maybe it was. We only see a tiny bit of it.

Stellar Moments

Doloroso: Astral springboards into a ramp powerbombed

Admirable: Namajague German suplex on Rey Cometa

Espectacular: Rey Cometa tornillo on Okumura

Tecnico: Valiente Special on Ultimo Guerrero

Triunfo: Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero advance in the tournament

Match 5: Marco Corleone, Rush, Shocker vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Arena Mexico, 03/12/2013

  1. Guerreros

  2. técnicos
  3. técnicos

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:14
Rating: ok
Notes: Referee is Tirantes.

1: Pairs are Euforia/Shocker, Niebla Roja/Rush, and Ultimo Guerrero/Marco. That last one last just long enough for UG to hug Marco low to set up the attack by his partners. Two man press powerbomb on Rush looks really good, though it's the following springboard dropkick that ends it. UG suplexes Marco, holding him up for a moment, and Euforia follows with a senton for the finish.

2: Tornillo flying sit on Shocker to start the fall. Rush is limping after being knocked to the outside, and is probably hurt before that based on the way he asked not to be whipped. Rudos try to corner whip Marco, fail in the usual leapfroggy version. Today, Rush has the good sense to 'only' try a pescado with his hurt leg, Shocker does the same, and Marco beats Guerrero.

3: Tecnico showcases go Shocker, Rush, and Marco. UG throws himself out before he can do the spot with Ultimo Guerrero. Crowd boos Rush as required. Marco clotheslines dives at UG off the apron to take them out and leave the other four to fight - slowly, thanks to Shocker. Tirantes and Rush argue out of habit after the match.