CMLL on CadenaTres #290 (06/22/2013) 
Recapped: 06/30/2013

The open graphic now has a JCR voice over hyping the anniversary in September.

Announcers say hello.

Match 1: Camaleón & Metatrón vs Camorra & Ramstein
Arena Mexico, 06/18/2013

  1. técnicos

  2. rudos
  3. rudos

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:10
Rating: ok
Notes: Referee is Maya.

1: Pairs are Metatron/Camorra and Camaleón/Ramstein. Both opening sequences are quick and simple, then they both go again for very short bits that lead to the finish. Camaleón and Ramstein appear on different pages as they finish up.

2: Tecnicos continue to roll. Metatron tries to play to the crowd a bit. Camorra struggles taking a casadora armdrag. Camaleón drops down too soon, Ramstein legdrops him, and that's turns it. Camaleón is easily beat, and Ramstein goes thru the motions of cutting off a Metatron pescado, slamming him, and dropping a second rope legdrop.

3: Rudos stay in control until Metatron sidesteps a corner charge. His strategy seem to be to make Ramstein run a lot, which seems like a good move. Rudos hit each other, técnicos cover them both, two counts. Rudos immediately finish anyway.

Match 2: Pegasso ©, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hooligan, Nitro ©, Skándalo
Arena Mexico, 06/18/2013

  1. rudos

  2. técnicos
  3. rudos

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 14:23
Rating: ok
Notes: Referee is Maya, again?

1: Pairs are Pegasso/Nitro, Starman/Hooligan, Halcón/Skandalo. Rudos take over after the last one. Halcon takes a dropkick to the backside/suplex off the apron bit. Camel clutch, double dropkick to the face on Starman. Pegasso is just powerbombed for the pin.

2: Tuareg get on with their low blows. Rudos do their bit of going after Pegasso's left arm with no particular end game in mind, and trap Pegasso in the ring along time only to low blow dropkick him out. Halcón escapes a double clothesline to start the comeback, with the other técnicos a little behind on the headscissors and such. Everyone ends up in their corner instead of the big comeback spot, but Starman gets a casadora cradle on Hooligan instead. Halcón flying armdrags Skándalo out, and boots Pegasso into a huracanrana on Nitro that almost goes disaster bad. Nitro rolls thru to make it look better, Halcón breaks up that pin, and they go right to another finish to wrap it up.

3: Halcón is doing the Ultimo Dragon corner headstand escape and dropkick. Starman moves fast with Hooligan and rebound armdrags him out. Pegasso and Nitro are much more stilted, but finish with an apron dive headscissors. Everyone dropkicks everyone (Hooligan just running over Halcón because it's easier than a dropkick) until Starman and Nitro are left in. Starman traps Nitro in a sunset flip, rudos break it up. One more low blow dropkick for Starman. Rudos are very discombobulated, so Halcón has to wait on the top rope for a bit until Hooligan comes over to take his plancha, and then he's just dropkicked around. Pegasso is the captain, so he's hits last, and is sent into the Skándalo Driver. Pegasso fights it, fights, still takes it.

Match 3: Bushiroad, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado vs Felino, Pólvora, Puma
Arena Mexico, 06/18/2013

  1. rudos

  2. técnicos
  3. rudos

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 9:03
Rating: okay
Notes: Felino is running around in his mask, which is never a good sign. Referee is Maya, who may be the only referee tonight.

1: Puma and Bushi quickly trade even holds. Pólvora had new white, red and black gear. He and Sagrado are also even. Announcers bring up Bushi being in Mexico before, though not what happened that way. Felino surprises Sagrado with a back elbow, but Fantasma flips his partner to safety and does his own zero pins to Felino. Fantasma poses, Felino trips him up and arm pits Fantasma. Fantasma back at him with a big spinning DDT. Felino rolls out, Fantasma after with a big tope. Sagrado jumps into a Pólvora dropkick and Puma wraps up Bushi.

2: Felino assaults Fantasma more with his arm pit. Sagrado sneaks in a quebradora on Pólvora, but the other rudos stomp the técnico. Pólvora refuses to stop screwing up, missing a corner charge and taking a headscissors from Sagrado. Felino tries to grab Sagrado, Sagrado shrugs him off, and springboard tope con giros onto Pólvora. Other four in, técnicos submit rudos.

3: Puma requests a handshake from Bushi. Bushi considers it, Puma gets him to bow, and takes him out with the kick to the chest, superkick combo. Puma is so proud of himself. Bushi rallies back with a back leg head kick and a helicopter headscissors. Slingshot headscissors to the floor too. Sagrado does the usual with Pólvora, but Felino trips him up going for the moonsault, and Pólvora launches out on him with a plancha. Fantasma takes Felino's fast dropkick. Bushi runs into and dropkicks Felino while he's dancing, but Puma clotheslines the Japanese técnico and powerbombs Fantasma. Felino top rope elbow drop, and that's enough for the win.

Match 4: Máscara Dorada vs Averno for the NWA World Welterweight Championship
Arena Mexico, 06/18/2013

  1. Averno Devil's Wings (4:15)

  2. Mascara Dorada springboard rope bounce casadora cradle (2:26)
  3. Mascara Dorada springboard flip torito (10:35)

Winner: Mascara Dorada (2-1)
Match Time: 17:16
Rating: good
Notes: In ring introductions for this one. No weights announced. Averno's second is Okumura, Metatron for Mascara Dorada. Dorada asks for a handshake before the match, but Averno just spits in the hand. Referee is Tigre Hispano.

1: Lockup, into the ropes. Averno fakes out Dorada on the lockup a bit, then gets yanked into an armdrag. Standoff. Dorada gets in another armdrag, another standoff. Dorada headlock, Averno out to a wristlock, Dorada trips him up and ties up the leg. Averno tries to get out by forcing an elbow to the face, Dorada fends that off, Averno around into an arm trap armbar. Dorada headscissors from the mat, Averno flung across the ring. Circle, Averno making faces to the crowd. Evasion, Dorada springboard headscissors sends Averno out, and Dorada follows with a big tope con giro. Averno back in, Dorada swing kicks him, springboard huracanrana blocked, and Averno powerbombs Dorada into the corner. Devil's Wings, that's fall one.

2: Dorada flapjacked and kicked. On the way down. Averno throws Dorada, out, and crotches him on the barricade. Averno poses in the ring while Dorada crawls back in. Corner whip, Averno charges in, Dorada tosses him into the buckle. Averno flips Dorada to the apron, Dorada slaps him back, backs up, charges and springboard into a high headscissors on Averno. Averno tries to roll out, gets stay and Dorada springboard bounces into a casadora cradle. One two three.

3: Faceoff. Dorada off the apron, waved by, flipping run, waved by again, and back with a headscissors into n armdrag. Averno out, Dorada slides out after him, Averno misses a clothesline, Dorada hops back onto the apron and off with an nice looking headscissors. A lot of velocity on that one. Back in, Dorada huracanrana one two NO. Dorada casadora cradle, one two NO. Dorada off the ropes, spinning headscissors blocked into an Averno faceslam, one two NO. Dorada ducks under a clothesline, Averno flips him to the apron, Averno back in with a springboard headscissors. Dorada tope – but Averno sidesteps and throws him down! That's no good. Averno throws Mascara Dorada back in. Devil's Wings. Averno calls for one more? One more! Dorada turns over, Averno reclines on top one two NO. Averno can't believe it. He and Okumura argue the count. Averno goes for the leg lock that never happens, Dorada small package one two NO. Dorada torito one two NO. Averno kicks Dorada in the midsection, charges, and takes a hiptoss all the way to the floor. Dorada running again – running slingshot tornillo bounces off Averno and keeps on going. No one can seem to catch that dive. Dorada makes it back in first, but not in great shape. Averno misses a clothesline, Dorada flipped to the apron, but slapping Averno back. Springboard sunset flip in, Averno rolls thru and puts on an STF! Dorada breaks free enough to get to the ropes. Evasion, Dorada huracanrana, Averno revers to a powerbomb and puts his feet on the ropes, one two NO. Tigre Hispano never caught it, but Dorada got free anyway. Averno argues anyway, and Dorada inside cradles him for two. Metatron argues and waves his towel. Dorada puts Averno on the middle rope, second rope Devil's Wings? Yes! Averno won't cover! He looks around an says he's going up, though he needs a moment to catch his breath. This won't end well. Averno points to the crowd from the apron, which also seems like a bad idea. Top rope senton con giro misses, of course, and Dorada falls on top one two NO. Metatron can't believe it. Mascara Dorada drops Averno in the corner and slaps the buckle. Up top – Moonsault eats feet to the midsection! Averno covers one two kickout. Dorada fired up, but slow up to his feet. Crowd behind Dorada as they both struggle up. Dorada ducks a clothesline, dropkick to the knee, casita, shoved off, Averno casita one two NO. Averno flips Dorada to the apron, Dorada swings kicks him back, Gold Rush springboard flip into a torito one two three!

Averno acts like he's walking off with the belt, but the

Stellar Moments

Castigo: Hooligan guillotine senton con giro on Starman

Llave: Bushiroad modified surfboard on Namajague

Doloroso: Triton dropkick to Namajague's face.

Triunfo: Sacrifica Maya on Namajague, Bushi bridging cradle on Puma.

Rudo: Dragon Rojo Dragon bomb on Rey Cometa

Match 5: Mistico, Thunder, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Arena Mexico, 06/18/2013

  1. técnicos

  2. técnicos

Winner: Tecnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 8:47
Rating: below average
Notes: Místico and Valiente have their belts. Referee is Tirantes.

1: Pairs are Valiente/Gran, Místico/Euforia, and Thunder/UG. The big news is I think I can tell the difference between Gran Guerrero and Ultimo Guerrero. I will shortly be proven wrong. The first two exchanges are two short, the last is all about chops. Guerreros all attack Thunder and do the flying sit on the ramp. Gori Strecth double bulldog on Místico, though Euforia and Místico have problems with the follow up behind the back faceslam. Valiente is dropkicked all around. Thunder evades a corner charge to start the quick comeback. Thunder is slow, it makes it hard o how in Gifs, but hard to watch live. The whole comeback bit is not snappy by anyone, though Thunder's tope con giro is impressive. Tecnicos win in the meantime.

2: There's about five minutes left in this show, so this isn't going to be much. Gran Guerrero flips Valiente on a clothesline, and Gran Guerrero comes back with a headscissors. Místico does Místico things with Euforia. Thunder and UG last a leapfrog and a chokeslam. Rudos hit each other by mistake, Valiente misses a corner charge on no one (Gran Guerrero moving way too soon), then Gran charges and takes a bad knee bump out. Valiente boosts Místico in a headscissors on the outside on Euforia, where Gran Guerrero gets in the way instead. Valiente does the Guerrero Special onto Gran Guerrero, who goes catch him fine. One more Thunder leapfrog, and UG easily fouls him for the DQ.

Announcers wrap up.