CMLL on CadenaTres #311 (11/16/2013) 
Recapped: 11/20/2013

Enrique, Gerardo and Karla introduce the show.

Match 1: Metatrón & Sensei vs Akuma & Guerrero Negro Jr.
Arena Mexico, 11/12/2013

  1. técnicos
  2. rudos
  3. rudos

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 10:33
Rating: below average/ok
Notes: Referee is Bestia Negra.

1: Pairs are Metatron/Guerrero Negro and Sensei/Akuma. Akuma is taller than Sensei; he's not meant to go with the minis. As usual, match wraps quickly in the second cycle. It would've been even quicker, but Metatron stops to celebrate before tagging in Sensei to allow him to finish.

2: Akuma is befuddled by Sensei's karate. Metatron tries a backwards roll, and rolls right into a kick from Guerrero Negro Junior. That's the takeover spot. Rudos specialize in cheap shots from behind and surprisingly use a double team to beat Metatron.

3: Rudos dominate for about a half minute until Sensei heel kicks Akuma on a corner charge. Negro gets him, Metatron springboard headscissors him, and Akuma spears Metatron as he teases a dive. Sensei tries a bicycle kick but misses and gets kicked in the ropes. Akuma has to whip Sensei across the ring to set him up for the valagueza, but gets it. Negro powerbomb on Metatron for the other pin.

Match 2: Bam Bam, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
Arena Mexico, 11/12/2013

  1. rudos
  2. técnicos
  3. rudos

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 13:07
Rating: below average/okay
Notes: Referee is Tirantes. Pierrothito is finishing up yelling in the microphone, which is not picked up on TV's audio. Bam Bam shoves him and both sides yell at each other before actually starting.

1: Highlight of the opening fall is Karla going into hysterics trying to read the promo for Sunday's show. Pairs are Fantasy/Violencia (all the mat work), Dragoncito/Pierrothito (quebradoras) and Bam Bam/Warrior (lat one backdrop before Pierrothito gets involved.) Bam Bam, Warrior and Pierrothito set up for some big spot on the rope that goes awry. This is partly because Warrior forgets he's supposed to be in the spot, leaves the ring, and then is swings back over (or may be he was trying to break the count?) Warrior faceslams Bam Bam off Pierrothito's shoulders, which is not supposed to be the spot based on how Pierroth and Bam Bam react. Warrior drops Bam Bam in the corner for a Pierroth middle rope splash instead, and Pierrothito does a middle rope senton. Violencia tags himself in to and elbow drop and a pin. Pierrothito stands in front of the técnico corner with his arms held wide, asking Fantasy to plancha him. Fantasy does, then he's dropped by a Warrior German suplex for the other pin. Rudos have looked happier winning falls.

2: Picked up with the rudos getting the best of the rudos everyone, including Warrior choking and dropkicking Bam Bam on the ramp a few times. Brawling in the ring is not notable, except Pierrothito shows off good punches with Fantasy. Warrior and Violencia whip Dragoncito and step out of the way so he can dropkick Pierrothito. Warrior headscissoring Violencia via Dragoncito hamstring kick is just as lazy – Warrior is going for a headscissors before Dragoncito touches him. Dragoncito and Pierrothito both a clothesline spot. Fantasy and Pierrothito try to get the crowd back with a comedy slap fight, but the crowd wasn't really into it much to start with. Fantasy barely gets Violencia with the guillotine moonsault, and Dragoncito wraps up Pierroth while Warrior runs away from Bam Bam. Even the announcers aren't paying attention to each other.

3: After ending the last fall by running to the back, Warrior has no problem starting with Bam Bam and is just quebradora-ed a few times. Fantasy makes quick work of Violencia. Dragoncito trips Pierrothito thru the ropes, teases dive, and poses with Bam Bam instead. Violencia throws himself thru the ropes after Bam Bam's finished this fake out - that's probably more Bam Bam for he timing. Bam Bam tries an Asai, but Warrior clips him. Warrior goes for his guillotine legdrop, only Violencia isn't holding Bam Bam, band Bam Bam moves. Warrior hits the floor, then gets up and starts stomping Bam Bam. In the meantime, Pierrothito submits Dragoncito.

Warrior continues to stomp Bam Bam after the fact, and it seems like something not part of the match. He stands Bam Bam up for some knees as well. Warrior comes back, gets his hands raised, and then appears to go out after Bam Bam again, but C3 doesn’t show it to us. Replays do not include the bad missed double stomp.

Match 3: Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
Arena Mexico, 11/12/2013

  1. rudas
  2. técnicas
  3. técnicas

Winner: técnicas (2-1)
Match Time: 10:31
Rating: ok
Notes: Tecnicas play rock, paper scissors to see who goes first and Estrellita wins. Referee is Tigre Hispano.

1: Seductora faces her and they struggle with timing early. And late. Seductora both moves to the side of a dropkick and sells it as well. I don't know. Things go slightly better with Blanca in, but Estrellita is still way off on headscissors. Marcela is better with Blanca, of course, as they go thru cascading sequences building to Amapola versus Goya Kong. Goya trying a backwards is not a graceful thing. Goya misses an elbow drop, and helpfully lays on the mat until Seductora lands a top rope splash for one pin. Blanca aims to beat Estrellita with a casita, but they a roll right into Goya. Tigre Hispano doesn’t care, counts the pin anyway.

2: Rudas beatdown goes thru everyone, until they're still enough to leave Seductora in with Goya. Seductora tries a sunset flip, and is lonely saved from a sit by the other rudas knocking Goya down to complete the move. Other técnicas cradle the other rudas, everyone kicked out at two. Everyone but Amapola and Goya are cleared out, and Goya beats Amapola with the Rosa.

3: A short third fall included Goya diving off the apron onto Amapola and the other técnicas beating the other rudas. Estrellita can't complete the bridge again this week, no one cares.

Stellar Moments

La Llave: Astral puts Pequeño Pierroth in a kneeling tirabuzón

Lo Doloroso: Marcela springboards into Princesa Blanca's feet

Lo Admirable: Máximo tope on Rey Escorpion

Lo Sensacional: Rush & La Mascara dropkicks to the face and chest of Tama Tonga and Rush.

La Marrullería: Rush fakes a foul from Tama Tonga.

Match 4: Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Thunder vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Arena Mexico, 11/12/2013

  1. rudos
  2. rudos

Winner: rudos (2-0)
Match Time: 8:29
Rating: ok
Notes: Revolucionarios enter second, brawl with Porky in the aisle. Referee is Tirantes.

1: Pólvora pulls Angel de Oro's mask off, but off by the stage and Tirantes doesn't notice it. Escorpion knocks Plata around. Rudos come together to toss Oro into a Pólvora dropkick, then land corner charges on Thunder. Lesser rudos double suplex Porky to set up a Rey Escorpion top rope legdrop. Escorpion puts on a rear naked choke, and holds it in past Tirantes warning. Tirantes call the DQ, raising Porky's hand without breaking up the hold. Porky waves with his other hand, just to make sure we know he's not actually hurt.

2: Escorpion switches to punching Porky outside while the other two double team the técnicos. Thunder wanders in, has no idea what to do, brawls with Escorpion and gets booted by the rudos. Porky is too fast for corner charges and lands diving punch on Escorpion, but the others stomp him out. Match resets to técnicos all getting in their offense. Rey Escorpion/Brazo de Plata is pretty much normal Brazo de Plata and not like their feud. Thunder and Dragon Rojo is limited and exist to set up Thunder's tope con giro. Angel de Oro doesn’t have time to get in much more than his usual moonsault to the floor. Escorpion and Porky come back in to finish it. Porky back elbows Escorpion away, belly bumps him down, and lands the splash for the win.

History Capsule: La Fiera. I have no idea what the point of showing footage from a recent opener in a filter serves.

Match 5: Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Volador Jr.
Arena Mexico, 11/12/2013

  1. Invasors
  2. Estetas
  3. Invasors

Winner: Invasors (2-1)
Match Time: 9:16
Rating: ok
Notes: Yoda Mije is with Darth Kraneo. Referee is Tigre Hispano.

1: Valiente and Olímpico start on the mat, but Kraneo follows by pulling the UG trick of ramming Místico out of the ring to start the rudo attack. Místico is brought quickly back in for the swinging gate bomb. Dorada takes the seated dropkick off the apron. Valiente takes Olimpico's springboard splash. Double three man powerbomb on Místico finishes the fall.

2: Mije lands the middle rope headbutt drop on Valiente. Dorada has his usual wild ride to the ramp. Místico gets the running heel kick to the face. More corner charges on Valiente, but Valiente dumps Volador on his charge and headscissors Olímpico. Kraneo stomps Valiente only for Místico to headscissors him, but the camera void that to watching Dorada pull of a diving headscissors on Volador. Místico and gives Olímpico a bad huracanrana to finish and crowd boos him even before the move goes bad. Valiente submits Kraneo.

3: Valiente manages to backdrop Kraneo, an impressive feat of strength. Crowd boos him anyway. Olímpico kicks around Místico, takes headscissors anyway. Crowd chants for Volador as he faces off with Dorada, so Volador goes and poses instead, then tags out to Kraneo. Dorada is confused but goes with it, until he's spun out by Kraneo. Dorada rallies back with the corner spin headscissors, but the rudos knock him down to stop his momentum. Boost dropkick sends Olímpico out, headscissors sends Volador out. Valiente topes into Kraneo, Dorada tope con giro onto Volador and Místico planchas Olímpico. Tecnicos come in for consecutive tope spot on poor Kraneo, which finally gets the crowd to cheer loudly for the técnicos. Back inside, Volador slips in the superkick and backcracker on Valiente to pin him. Místico, Olímpico and Dorada exchange dropkicks, leaving in Dorada and Volador for flipping runs. Volador kicks first, and drops Dorada on his head with a Canadian Destroyer, enough for three.

Volador says hello the people to get cheers. Volador calls Dorada a champion on paper and challenges for the title (and knows which one Dorada has!) Crowd boos Dorada when he responds. Dorada says he likes big challenges, and accepts to prove he's the técnico Rey del Aire and it doesn't matter if the crowd boos. Dorada also asks for mask versus hair match, which Volador just smirks at. Volador says the fans made him (to get the crowd to cheer) and he'll be the new champion. Volador says he'll accept the apuesta match after the title match. Dorada tries to get the crowd back on his side but it doesn't take