All images courtesy of the WWE Network streaming service
- Hideo Itami w/ Akira Tozawa VS Lince Dorado w/ Lucha House Party; no contest.
- TJP VS Kenneth Johnson; TJP wins.
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Semifinal Match: Mustafa Ali VS Drew Gulak; Ali wins and faces Cedric Alexander for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Wrestlemania.
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The Cruiserweight Championship semifinals are halfway there!
After a brutal battle of backbreaking proportions between the Carolina Kid and the Messiah of the Backbreaker, it was Cedric Alexander who came out the victor. Now he takes one more step towards the title he’s sought for so long. Tonight, the other semifinal match happens, between two storied rivals who have gone back and forth with fierce intensity and even personal animosity. Will Alexander be facing friend or foe come Wrestlemania?
Hideo Itami w/ Akira Tozawa VS Lince Dorado w/ Lucha House Party!
After last week’s tag match ended with a tense stand-off, 205 Live GM Drake Maverick felt the Golden Lynx and Innovator of the GTS should get things out 1v1. Will lucha libre or Japanese Strong Style get the win when it’s 1v1?
The bell rings and the two approach into tying up. Lince puts Itami in a corner, and honors the break, but Itami doesn’t with that knee. Itami keeps on Lince with elbows and uppercuts, then more kicks before putting on a headlock. Lince works his way out of the hold but Itami brings him back in. Lince powers out this time, but Itami runs him over. Itami keeps moving to run Lince over again, and demands respect as things speed up. Lince throws Itami out, then fakes him out with the handspring. Lince taunts Itami while he regroups with Tozawa. The “Lucha! Lucha!” chant begins while Itami takes his time to return. Itami makes sure Lince stays back , but then he runs into a headlock takeover anyway.
Itami works his way out of the hold, standing up to put Lince in a corner. He rams in shoulders, but Lince clubs back. Itami whips him corner to corner but Lince goes up and over and keeps moving to then slide under. They speed up again, Lince headscissors and dropkicks Itami out of the ring, to then suddenly slingshot corkscrew plancha!
Down goes Itami, and Lince celebrates with Lucha House Party and the fans. The “Lucha! Lucha!” chants echo out again as Lince chops Itami, then puts him back in the corner. Lince takes aim and shoulders in to then slingshot headscissor Itami down. Another headlock takeover, and Lince holds Itami down again. Itami pulls on the mask, then rolls Lince, TWO. They stand up, Itami powers out, but Lince evades, only to run into the kitchen sink knee. Lince rolls to the apron, Itami boots him off! Itami follows him out to then ram him into the apron. They go back in the ring, and Itami stalks Lince as he toys with him. Itami dares Lince to do something, and slaps Lince across the face. So Lince slaps back, then unloads heavy hands and kicks.
Lince whips but Itami reverses, only to run into Lince’s heel kick! Lince kicks and kicks, then springboard crossbodies! He chops and whips but Itami reverses, so Lince handsprings, only for Itami to follow and clobber him with a lariat on the rebound! Cover, TWO, and Itami grows frustrated. He drags Lince up, gives a strike fest, and with Lince in the corner, Itami runs into a SUPERKICK! Lince takes a moment to recover while Itami crawls away. More “Lucha! Lucha!” chants begin, Itami runs in but gets thrown out through the ropes. Lince forearms Itami off the apron, and Lucha House Party stays back as Tozawa comes over.
Itami gets mad and shoves Gran Metalik, so Gran Metalik shoves Itami! The referee has no choice, this match is disqualified. But Lince doesn’t care, he gets in Itami’s face over this. This prompts Kalisto and Metalik to enter the ring, followed by Tozawa.
Seems only Tozawa and Kalisto are keeping the peace. The fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but that’s not happening. Kalisto somehow keeps his two amigos back while Tozawa gets Itami out of the ring. Will there be yet another match stemming from this tag team tension?
WWE and 205 Live take a look at Drew Gulak.
The Cruiserweight Crusader genuinely campaigns for a “better 205 Live” through #Drewtopia, but Drake Maverick called him out for going soft. To Maverick, Gulak went from a gritty grappler to a picket sign holding, PowerPoint preparing “goof”! Gulak doesn’t appreciate being called “a goof”, or not being taken seriously. He isn’t proving anyone wrong, just proving himself right. Being the champion means they’re “the one that everybody will look to, to set the example.” Gulak is the only one who can set an example. He vows not to lose but to reach that Cruiserweight title, and perhaps his new focus and aggression can do that. Gulak’s rules will be what led to his success, because all you need to do is bring your opponent down to the mat and pin them. Will Gulak keep his promise to the WWE Universe and himself here tonight?
Cedric Alexander speaks.
“Last week was the greatest moment of my entire career.” Alexander has “gone through Hell and back” to get this close to the Cruiserweight Championship. It still hasn’t sunk in that he’ll be competing in front of 70,000. But the journey isn’t over. He’s accomplished one dream: compete at Wrestlemania. But that dream won’t mean a thing if he doesn’t win at Wrestlemania. Can Alexander finally grab hold of the Cruiserweight Championship after fighting for so long?
TJP VS Kenneth Johnson!
The “Cruiser-Great” won the Cruiserweight Classic tournament to become the inaugural (New Era) champion, but he faces a returning face from that tournament in #WeazyWoo. Johnson promised the WWE Universe he’d be back one day, and that day has come. Can Johnson use his return to win this time? Or will the FilAm Flash send him home with another loss? For that matter, TJP doesn’t care that he was eliminated from the current tournament, nor does he care who wins at Wrestlemania. TJP just cares about who gets the next title shot after that, and promises the CWC winner will be that next contender. Will TJP keep his winning ways? Or end up losing and exploding like he has in the past?
The bell rings, the two circle and tie up. TJP gets a waistlock and slam, then floats on Johnson back to a waistlock. They stand up again, but TJP spins and trips Johnson to pick the leg. TJP cartwheels to the headlock, but Johnson powers out, only for TJP to run him over. TJP drives an elbow into Johnson, then whips, and hits a leaping back elbow to knock Johnson down again. Johnson gets to a corner but TJP catches the boot to give a stiff European Uppercut. TJP snap suplexes Johnson, slips around and–after an extra pump–hits the saido suplex. Johnson is down, so TJP hits him with the slingshot senton.
TJP embraces the heat while dabbing, but catches another boot. He wags his finger, but Johnson catches him with the other boot. Johnson evades, runs, and hits a unique senton body check! Cover, ONE, but Johnson keeps on TJP with strikes. Johnson runs again, but TJP dropkicks the legs out. TJP gets mad now as he kicks and shinbreaks one leg, into the dragon screw. TJP rocks Johnson with a roundhouse, then lifts him up for the Detonation Kick!
Johnson goes down, but TJP isn’t done there. He puts Johnson in the Kneebar!
Johnson taps, TJP wins! TJP holds on longer to torture Johnson, but does let go, to dab on ’em. The Cruiser-Great won after all, can he earn himself a post-Mania title match with this?
WWE and 205 Live take a look at Mustafa Ali.
The Pakistani Prince from Chicago, once a police officer, believes “the biggest thing that separates me from all the other guys in the Cruiserweight Division” is his heart. His work as a cop was prompted by wanting to be more than an activist but someone who actually acts on change. The tournament means a lot to Ali, for more than one reason. Yes, he wants to win the Cruiserweight Championship at Wrestlemania, but Ali wants to use that moment to “fix things.” Winning is important, but so is changing minds. People see “Mustafa Ali”, they might think to boo that name just on virtue of the name. But seeing Mustafa Ali fighting with all his heart, that will open people’s eyes. The only thing left is to see if he will do that on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
Backstage interview with Drake Maverick.
As 205 Live General Manager, what is his reaction to the ending of Lince VS Itami match? He’s livid! He put on a great match and the superstars lost their heads to ruin it. They need to keep heads. Luckily Tozawa and Kalisto kept the peace, and that will be rewarded. This is the end of the Cruiserweight Championship tournament, there will be one last match at Wrestlemania to crown the new champion. Which means that new champion will need new challengers. Maverick decides that next week will have Akira Tozawa, Kalisto, TJP, and because he impressed in the tournament, NXT’s Buddy Murphy! It will be a Fatal 4 Way #1 Contender’s match. Maverick is proud how he turned a positive into a negative. In a star-studded match like that, who will come out on top as the next challenger to the next champion?
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Semifinal Match: Mustafa Ali VS Drew Gulak!
Either the #Drewtopian gritty ground game, or Ali’s aerial athletics. Only one will conquer the other in this rivalry rematch and challenge Cedric Alexander at Wrestlemania, simple as that.
The bell rings and the two familiar foes lock eyes. Fans rally already for Ali as he circles with Gulak. The two tie up, Ali powers Gulak back but Gulak turns it around. Gulak puts Ali in a corner but Ali powers out to the center. Gulak turns things into a wristlock, then brings Ali down to the ground. Ali gets back up, and we see Alexander watching while Gulak brings Ali back down.
Ali rolls up to his feet then rolls and spins to reverse the hold onto Gulak. Gulak is brought to the mat now, but he gets up and spins. Ali brings him down in an armlock, but Gulak gets up again to scoop slam, only for Ali to hold on and bring things back to his control. Gulak stands up and powers Ali to a corner, but gives a stiff shove at the break. Ali shoves back, but Gulak gets the headlock back on. Ali powers out but Gulak runs him over, to then keep moving. Things speed up, Ali cartwheels and collides with Gulak. Neither man backs down, and Gulak wags his finger at Ali. Ali puts on the headlock now, but Gulak powers out to flapjack Ali down! He then stretches Ali back with a chinlock.
The fans rally for Ali and he stands up to fight out. Gulak knees Ali’s ribs, then whips him to ropes. Ali evades, then headscissors to throw Gulak! Ali keeps going, turning a flapjack into a dropkick. He goes after Gulak in the corner but the referee calls for the break. Ali honors it for a moment, then tries to grab Gulak at the ropes, but Gulak elbows him in the head! Gulak watches Ali reel back, to then clobber him with a clothesline to the back of the head! Cover, TWO, but Gulak knows he’s in control. He drags Ali up and whips him to a corner, but Ali elbows him away. Ali runs, slips out of the scoop, then rolls Gulak up, TWO. Ali hops up, hops back onto Gulak’s shoulders, and Gulak spins around into an Electric Chair Drop!
He bridges to the cover, TWO! Gulak keeps his cool, and even grins as he looms over Ali. The fans rally for Ali while Gulak kicks him on the mat and at the ropes. Gulak stomps and stomps and stomps, even as the referee backs him off. The ref checks on Ali but fans duel, some even chanting “PowerPoint! PowerPoint!” Gulak drags Ali up by his jaw, but Ali open hand strikes! Ali strikes again and again and again, Gulak shoves, but his boot is countered into a heel kick! Ali starts to rally on the groggy Gulak, takedown to furious right hands. The referee backs Ali off but the fans keep cheering. Gulak stands, Ali slips out and roundhouses him away, to then fire up and slingshot in for the facebuster! Cover, TWO!
Ali keeps his cool as he grimaces at Gulak. He toys with Gulak, paying him back with a stiff kick to the ribs. Ali kicks and stomps Gulak in return for all those other stomps, and almost stomps Gulak right out of the ring. He backs off to calm down, then brings Gulak up, only for Gulak to send him face first into buckles! Gulak drags Ali up now, dragon sleeper! Ali flails and reaches, and uses knees to Gulak’s head to break free, only for Gulak to run him over with a discus lariat! Gulak foams at the mouth and roars as he drags Ali up again for another clothesline. He does it again, then rolls to a cover. TWO, and Ali gets Gulak in a Koji Clutch!
Ali uses a submission on Gulak! Fans chant “TAP! TAP!” but Gulak rolls it to a cover. ONE, and Ali holds on to the hold. Gulak works his way to ropes, and gets the ropebreak with a foot under the ropes. Ali lets go and Gulak gets away to catch his breath. Fans boo and jeer while Ali climbs up top. Ali takes aim with a menacing glare, and jumps for a somersault senton!
Down goes Gulak! Ali hurries on him with furious rights, then drags him into the ring. The fans rally for Ali while he climbs back up. Ali takes aim but Gulak not only sweeps Ali’s legs out, but sends him crashing down to the ground! The referee checks on Ail after that landing while Gulak rests in the ring. A ring count begins, and reaches 5 before Ali stirs. Ali drags himself up to the apron, so Gulak attacks to send him back down. Gulak goes out and drags Ali up to throw him right into barriers. He puts Ali back in the ring, but Ali slips back out. Gulak won’t wait for the count this time, he slips out and runs at Ali, only for Ali to side step and send him tumbling over the announce desk!
Gulak crash lands near the time keeper’s area, and Ali sees him stirring. Ali adds on with a FLYING LEAP onto Gulak!
The furious Ali rains fast hands on Gulak, then backs off to return to the ring. However, Ali changes his mind, he wants to finish Gulak once and for all. He clears the announce desk, drags Gulak up and over, but Gulak fights back. The two waver, but then Gulak back body drops Ali off the table to the floor! Ali writhes while Gulak rests on the desk, both too sore to get to the ring. The referee checks on them and decides they’re okay to continue, so he starts a count. Gulak returns before 4, but Ali is a different matter.
The fans rally for him, but Ali doesn’t stir until 6. Gulak won’t let it end there, he slings Ali into the post! Gulak is savage as he brings Ali up again, to dump into the time keeper’s area! He returns to the ring to let Ali be prey to the ring count. Ali barely stirs before 4, and has so much ground to cover. Ali crawls but the count is already at 7. He stumbles and staggers, but beats it at 9 and a half! The fans are divided, some chant for Ali while others protest, “That was 10! That was 10!” Gulak drags Ali up to bring him into the dragon sleeper. Ali grabs ropes for the break but Gulak won’t let go. He powers Ali up and around, but Ali tornado DDTs instead! Ali somehow gets up the ropes and to the top, and hits the 0-5-4!!
Cover, ALI WINS!! Ali fought for his dream and now he gets to live it! Meanwhile, Gulak is beside himself with this defeat.
In-ring interview with Mustafa Ali.
Though he can barely stand, congratulations are in order. How does it feel to be going to Wrestlemania? Ali says that he’s not going to Wrestlemania, we are going. His entire life had one mission: “to prove it doesn’t matter what your name is, it doesn’t matter where you’re from, it doesn’t matter what the color of your skin is, all that matters is what’s in your heart!” The fans cheer for that. Dreams are prepared to collide on the Grandest Stage of Them All, who will walk away the new Cruiserweight Champion?
Another incredible episode right here. Good stuff with Itami VS Lince with their teammates ringside. Didn’t expect it to be “no contest” with the shoving between Itami and Metalik, but that seems to be the best for keeping both sides strong in the still-forming Cruiserweight Tag Team Division. This very well could be the story that brings us to the creation of that division and titles. But until then, I do like Rockstar Spud still using Tozawa and Kalisto as singles competitors. Their match with TJP and Buddy Murphy is going to be great. TJP more or less squashes the returning Kenneth Johnson. Maybe Johnson will return again much sooner to at least give more to the roster, the tournament already showed off everyone there is in the Division.
And of course, everything relating to the tournament was great. The video packages did great to capture what both Gulak and Ali have done and been about since 205 Live started. Then the match took that and went even higher to give amazing action and story telling. Gulak kept up the new level of brutality while Ali even showed his. It’s great to see how Ali has grown and adapted after matches with Gulak in the past, as well as Jack Gallagher during the tournament. The dragon sleeper to DDT was a great spot given all it probably took from both guys to make it work. Ali going over is perfect given his story, and now it’s a battle of friends at Wrestlemania. In fact, this match represents the year of progress the Cruiserweight Division has made, and it could easily steal the show.
My Score: 8.3/10
(NOAH) WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.31~ 21ST APRIL 2019
With the Global Tag League in full effect, Hisame brings us those weekly NOAH updates! Read up on one of the best Japanese promotions that tends to fly under the radar!
With the Global Tag League in full effect, Hisame brings us those weekly NOAH updates! Read up on one of the best Japanese promotions that tends to fly under the radar!
CURRENT TOUR RECAP
NOAH’s first show back on the mainland was held on a midweek night, and while the attendance was not good (819), the show was intense and the fans that did not go were lamenting that they were prevented from going due to it being a midweek night, and therefore, a work night.
Due to Quiet Storm sustaining a concussion after receiving a kick to the head from Kenoh in Sapporo, NOAH have changed their cards (no date has been given for a return of either himself or Kimya Okada yet), and 50 Funky Powers have so far been deducted four points, as per the rules of Global Tag League which counts a team being unable to compete as an automatic loss and a win for the other team (hence the reason why The Tough have two points), and Rocky Kawamura was drafted in to compete at Korakuen Hall. His gimmick is Rocky (the character from the films), and Mohammed
Yone took his name from Mohammed Ali, so you had two boxing fans together.
Yone laughed afterwards and said that he himself might try coming to the ring in boxing gloves.
True to his word, NOSAWA Rongai bought a “friend” to Korakuen Hall.
The “friend” turned out to be Hideki Suzuki who had a match in 2018 in NOAH against Naomichi Marufuji and Atsushi Kotoge (he teamed with Jay Bradley), but wasn’t seen at all again until 2019.
Suzuki got in the ring and asked for a tag match against Marufuji (Suzuki will team with NOSAWA), as he was at ringside (and all of the heavyweights are tied up in Global Tag League), Marufuji, after telling Suzuki that he should build his own gang, said “lets just have a match” and nominated Junta Miyawaki to be his partner. Miyawaki told NOSAWA that he was going to get the victory over him.
Match has been set for the last night of Global Tag League on May 4th.
When asked why he was here, Hideki said he was “job hunting” and hadn’t been employed since the beginning of the year. He later admitted that he was here for himself.
As if the Korakuen Hall crowd weren’t wound up enough, there was a HUGE upset for AXIZ when Masao Inoue (whom the crowd had been cheering on), got the sneak win over Katsuhiko Nakajima.
After the match, Inoue and Saito went to imitate AXIZ’S pose, but at the last moment Saito walked away leaving Inoue to crash to the floor.
The crowd laughed.
Saito laughed louder.
Nakajima, however, didn’t find anything amusing and said that Masao Inoue has borrowed something big, and he will be coming to take it back.
Whatever it is that is going on between Stinger and Daisuke Harada took another turn at Korakuen Hall.
Yoshinari Ogawa offered his hand to Daisuke Harada again, and Harada went to take it, but Tadasuke objected. Harada shoved him aside, and Tadasuke fell against the ropes with a look of surprise. Ogawa tried again, but this time YO-HEY came between them. After that, Harada looked at his hand and just left the ring.
AXIZ were not the only team to have a bad night at Korakuen Hall, their rivals in KAIOH did too.
Takashi Sugiura (complete with stitches after the headbutts from Atsushi Kotoge in Sapporo) stood still and staring at his two former protegees as they entered the ring.
They probably knew that it was a very very bad sign. This match was not about “The Sugiura Army” beating KAIOH, this was about Takashi Sugiura beating down two upstarts, and although they put him through hell, he prevailed with the headlock choke on Kaito Kiyomiya. After the match he got on the microphone and told Kiyomiya that he wouldn’t push the issue now as it was Global Tag League, but he wanted Kiyomiya to remember, that he would be coming for the title.
NOAH held their next event on Sunday 21st April at a new venue (which had been a former fish market) in springtime Niigata. Attendance was a full house of 865.
Naturally, being an event by the Shinano River, a fight went outside and to the riverside, and Marufuji almost threw YO-HEY in. Tadasuke thought it would have been funny, but YO-HEY said that the next time NOAH come to the venue, he is going to bring goggles and a flotation device for Marufuji.
Marufuji’s response was basically, “bring them for yourself”.
Fact is, that if NOAH go back there in the summer or autumn, someone will most likely go in (probably Kotoge in his cape).
Daisuke Harada made the first defense ever of the IPW Junior Heavyweight title against Hitoshi Kumano. While I don’t have too much details on the match itself, one fan did liken it to a fight that one of the Four Pillars would have put on. It was that intense.
Harada said that he wants his next challenger to be British, and said it would be interesting to see if anyone came over to NOAH. He also said that with Global Junior Tag League starting, he was equally interested to see if a team would enter.
When asked about the handshake with Ogawa, Harada walked away.
Yoshinari Ogawa had said that you could see how the situation was developing, as Kotaro Suzuki added, “If the leader’s heart is swayed, then the team is over”
Kaioh were almost beaten in Global Tag League by The Inferno. That was until Kiyomiya changed the tide of the match, and got the pin via the Tiger Suplex on Maybach Taniguchi.
So far Kenoh has not managed to get a single win at Global Tag League. Once the league is over, and especially if Kaioh do not win the titles, then his resentment is going to erupt.
As of the time of writing, The Sugiura Army lead the scoreboard with eight points.
Fortune Dream6 & “TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE 2”
On the 17th April at Korakuen Hall, Kenta Kobashi announced that Fortune Dream6 would return on June 10th. NOAH participation was announced as Go Shiozaki and Yoshiki Inamura vs Yuji Okabayashi & Kazusada Higuchi. Addtionally, Masa Kitamiya will team with Yuya Aoki against Shoki Kitamura & Towa Iwasaki.
Yoshihiro Takayama has announced via his official blog, that “TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE 2” will be held on Monday, August 26 2019 at Korakuen Hall.
Card to be announced.
Although Takayama cannot be at the show (although he wants to find a way to be there), there is good news on the horizon as he says that his condition is improving gradually and he can now feel the soles of his feet.
- GHC Heavyweight Champion: Kaito Kiyomiya
- GHC Junior Champion: Minoru Tanaka
- GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions: AXIZ (Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima)
- GHC Junior Tag Champions: Stinger (Kotaro Suzuki & Yoshinari Ogawa)
~ Although he cannot wrestle due to concussion, Kinya Okada has been seen at ringside doing his usual duties. Poor boy looks sad, like he did when he was unable to debut due to injury.
~ Minoru Tanaka was hungover at the Niigata event. Said he hoped it would help his hangover. It didn’t.
~ Each time Atsushi Kotoge went to do the “Revolutionary Hero” pose, Marufuji smacked his arm down (Yoshiki Inamura in Niigata was a little more game)
~ Takashi Sugiura said there are to be no further entries into the “Sugiura Army”, he also doesn’t like NOSAWA being put at the center of the group in the official photographs for the new “Sugiura Army” t-shirts.
~ I don’t want to know exactly what a “YO-HEY Teriyaki McBurger” is
~ Takashi Sugiura’s most infamous dog video this week was him on his lap, and chewing the cord of his tracksuit pants.
The 4th May Global Tag League finals will be broadcast at 10pm JST on Samurai TV
The 28th May show will be broadcast live at 6.30pm JST on G+ (its the first night of Global Tag League)
PICTURE CREDITS: NOAH GHC, PKDX, Daisuke Harada
CMLL’s Review & Results (4/21/2019)
What happened in CMLL? See it here!
What happened in CMLL? See it here!
I did not watch Puebla this week because they did not upload it for whatever reason. I did not watch CMLL Tuesday because I was busy this week…. but here are the results.
Arena Mexico Tuesday
Principe Diamante and Robin defeated Apocalipsis and Inquisidor
Pegasso, Star Jr, and Stigma defeated Akuma, Espanto, and Espiritu Negro
Dark Magic, Kawato San, and Polvora defeated Blue Panther, Fuego, and Guerrero Maya Jr
Templario defeated Flyer in a lightning match.
Euforia, Gran Guerrero, and Hechicero defeated Soberano, Stuka, and Valiente
Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, and Ultimo Guerrero defeated Caristico, Mistico, and Titan
Arena Mexico Friday
Halcon Suriano Jr and Arkalis vs Grako and El Coyote
Suriano and Coyote start the match out and they engage and start to grapple. Grako and Arkalis come in next and continue to grapple. They go back and forth then go to the outside to fight briefly. Suriano does a cross body on Grako and Coyote but they catch him and throw him into Arkalis. Coyote gets Suriano in a submission and Grako pins Arkalis with a sit out power bomb. First Fall: Grako pins Arkalis with a sit out power bomb.
Grako works over Suriano on the ramp way. As the round goes on Arkalis and Suriano continue to get worked over. Suriano gets caught on a cross body again but Arkalis moonsaults into the pile. Suriano the gets flipped into the air by Grako but hits a quick hurricanrana for the pin. Arkalis hits a blue thunder bomb on Coyote as well for the pin. Second Fall: Arkalis pins Coyote with a blue thunder bomb.
Arkalis and Grako go back and forth but Arkalis has the advantage. Arkalis hits a shotgun drop kick on Coyote then poses. Suriano comes in and uses his quickness to get the advantage. Coyote hits a sunset flip on Arkalis then flips him up and Grako hits a drop kick. Suriano then hits a hurricanrana off of the top on Grako and Arkalis hits a swanton bomb for the pin but it gets broken up. Suriano goes for the triple moonsault in the corner on Grako but Grako gets the feet up on the last one and then hits an elbow drop off of the top for the pin. Coyote hits a double armed suplex off of the top on Arkalis followed by a senton. Third Fall: Coyote pins Arkalis with a double armed suplex off of the top rope followed by a senton.
Winners: Grako and Coyote
Tae Honma, Princesa Sugehit, and Kaho Kobayashi vs Dalys, Amapola, and Reyna Isis
They all are itching to fight each other during the introductions. Sugehit and Isis start the match out and they engage and grapple some. They go back and forth some and Sugehit gets the advantage briefly until Isis hits a drop kick in the corner. Honma enters with Amapola and Honma gets the advantage but Amapola hits a spear to get the edge. Honma dodges a corner attack and Amapola falls to the outside. Dalys enters next with Kaho and quickly Dalys uses her strength to fight her off. Kaho hits a missile drop kick off of the top and then a shining wizard to the outside followed by a dive through the middle rope. Sugehit then gets Amapola in an arm bar for the fall. First Fall: Sugehit submits Amapola with an arm bar.
Dalys gets a hold of Sugehit to start this round. Honma then gets teamed up on next. Isis hits a drop kick to Kaho’s privates I suppose. Amapola hits a face buster on Kaho for the pin. Isis hits a Vader bomb on Sugehit for the pin. Second Fall: Reyna Isis pins Sugehit with a Vader bomb.
Honma and Kaho get teamed on to start this round. Sugehit dodges a team up attack which leads to Kaho hitting a missile drop kick. Isis catches Sugehit with a code breaker and Kaho slaps her ass to break up the pin. Amapola hits a blue thunder bomb on Kaho but Honma breaks it up. Honma hits a DDT on Amapola and Dalys breaks it up. Honma catches Dalys in a flying arm bar but Dalys fights out and hits a sit out power bomb for the pin. Isis goes to dive on Sugehit off of the apron but Sugehit kicks her. Kaho makes Dalys and Amapola hit each other until Amapola spears Kaho and then she’s had it and keeps attacking her when the ref instructs her to get off she continues. So Kaho wins by DQ. Third Fall: Kaho Kobayashi wins via DQ.
Winners: Tae Honma, Princesa Sugehit, and Kaho Kobayashi
(Match Relampago) Rey Cometa vs Kawato San
Kawato and Cometa begin the match aggressively grappling with each other. Cometa gets Kawato to the outside and then hits a dive through the middle rope. Back in the ring Kawato hits a drop kick. Kawato kicks Cometa to the outside and then he hits a dive over the top rope. Cometa hits a sit out power bomb on Kawato back in the ring for a two count. Cometa then hits a 450 for the win in 4 minutes. Rey Cometa pins Kawato with a 450.
Winner: Rey Cometa
Caristico, Angel de Oro, and Atlantis Jr vs Sanson, Rey Bucanero, and Hijo Del Villano III
Atlantis Jr and Hijo Del Villano III start out going back and forth really quickly. Sanson and Angel come in next and they grapple for a bit but then Caristico enters with Bucnaero. Bucanero attacks Oro and Atlantis Jr and then they team on Caristico. They team up on Angel next and take him out and then work over Atlantis Jr. Sanson holds Caristico and Bucanero hits a whisper in the wind for the pin. First Fall: Sanson pins Caristico after Bucanero hits a whisper in the wind.
Villano III works over Caristico to start the round. It evolves in the rudos teaming on the technicos once again. Caristico hits a handspring elbow attack to make a come back and then hits a hurricanrana on Sanson. Oro hits a hurricanrana on Villano III to the outside and Atlantis hits a missile drop kick on Bucanero to the outside. Oro then hits a golden moonsault and Atlantis Jr hits a dive through the middle rope. Caristico then gets Sanson in the Fujiwara arm bar for the fall. Second Fall: Caristico submits Sanson with a Fujiwara arm bar.
Atlantis starts out fast getting the edge on everybody. Oro then uses his quickness to get the advantage on everybody as well. Caristico comes in on fire as well. All three, Caristico, Oro, and Atlantis hit dives through the middle rope. Sanson hits a swinging slam on Caristico but Atlantis breaks up the pin. Atlantis tries to get Villano in a torture rack but it’s unsuccessful. Caristico hits a splash to the outside on Sanson. Atlantis then finally gets Villano III in the torture rack. Third Fall: Atlantis Jr submits Villano with a torture rack.
Winners: Caristico, Angel de Oro, and Atlantis Jr
(Tag Team Tournament) Mistico and Cuatrero, Volador Jr and Ultimo Guerrero, Rush and Vangellys, El Terrible and Niebla Roja, Atlantis and Negro Casas, El Valiente and Gran Guerrero, Hechicero and Stuka Jr, and Templario and El Audaz
So we have the battle royal to decide the order. Hechicero gets thrown over first. Cuatrero is out next. Templario gets eliminated next. Casas goes out next. Vangellys dodges and Ultimo Guerrero falls out. Terrible gets punched off of the apron next. Vangellys and Gran Guerrero win the battle royal.
Hechicero and Stuka vs Mistico and Cuatrero
Hechicero and Mistico start to engage and grapple. Cuatrero and Stuka come in and they go back and forth. The match breaks down and there’s a ton of back and forth action. Mistico gets crotched on the barricade. Cuatrero hits a dive on Hechicero. Back in the ring Cuatrero and Hechicero trade offense. Mistico gets the Fujiwara arm bar on Hechicero and Cuatrero pins Stuka with a crucifix power bomb. Cuatrero pins Stuka with a crucifix power bomb.
Winners: Mistico and Cuatrero
El Audaz and Templario vs Atlantis and Negro Casas
Audaz and Templario have matching gear. Templario and Casas trade offense. Audaz and Templario do some double team offense on Atlantis. They do some offense on Negro Casas as well. Atlantis hits back breakers on each. Atlantis and Casas roll up Audaz and Templario for the win. Matching gear for such a short match. Atlantis and Casas roll up Audaz and Templario.
Winners: Atlantis and Negro Casas
Volador Jr and Ultimo Guerrero vs El Terrible and Niebla Roja
They start the match brawling. Some brawling takes place on the outside as well. Match is a straight up brawl. Volador hits a hurricanrana on Terrible and then a dive over the top rope. Roja gets the rock the boat submission on Volador but Terrible punches Roja. Then Volador and Ultimo school boy Roja and Terrible for the win. Same finish. Volador and Ultimo pin Roja and Terrible with school boys.
Winners: Volador Jr and Ultimo Guerrero
El Valiente and Gran Guerrero vs Rush and Vangellys
Rush and Valiente go at it and Valiente kicks Rush’s legs out. Gran and Vangellys strike back and forth. Gran drop kicks Vangellys off of the apron. Gran holds Rush in place and Valiente goes for a dive but Rush moves and Valiente hits Gran. Rush hits the shotgun drop kick in the corner on Valiente for the win. Vangellys hits a weak spear on Gran for a pin but the match was over by then. Just getting our stuff in. Rush pins Valiente with a corner drop kick.
Winners: Rush and Vangellys
Mistico and Cuatrero vs Atlantis and Negro Casas
Cuatrero and Atlantis brawl on the outside. Casas and Mistico strike each other in the middle of the ring. Atlantis flips Cuatrero to the outside and then back breakers Mistico. Mistico lands on his feet after a moonsault attempt on Negro. Mistico kicks Casas legs out and then gets him in a pinning combo. Cuatrero then submits Atlantis in an inverted bear hug. Cuatrero submits Atlantis with an inverted bear hug.
Winners: Mistico and Cuatrero
Volador Jr and Ultimo Guerrero vs Rush and Vangellys
Rush and Vangellys jump Volador and Ultimo and they lay them out brawling. There’s a lot of brawling tonight. Last week was more wrestling based. Vangellys did the big swing in the ring on Volador but fell over and Volador couldn’t contain his laughter. Ultimo hits a double clothesline for a come back. Ultimo hits a face buster suplex off of the top on Vangellys but Rush drop kicked the ref. Volador and Ultimo win via DQ.
Winners: Volador and Ultimo Guerrero
Mistico and Cuatrero vs Volador and Ultimo Guerrero
Mistico starts hot hitting a hurricanrana on Volador. Mistico and Cuatrero then hit dives over the top rope onto Ultimo and Volador. Mistico and Volador brawl on the ramp and Mistico hits a dive off of the stage. Back at ring side Cuatrero hits a flip dive on Volador and Mistico hits a golden moonsault on Ultimo. Back in the ring Ultimo hits a face buster suplex off of the top on Mistico for a two count. Ultimo then hits a power bomb off of the top rope on Mistico and he kicks out again. On the top rope Mistico hits a hurricanrana for a two count. Cuatrero catches Volador and hits a suplex for a two count. Volador hits a back stabber for a close two count. Volador hits Mistico with a Canadian destroyer for the pin. Ultimo Guerrero hits a reverse suplex on Cuatrero off of the top rope for the win. Ultimo Guerrero pins Cuatrero with a reverse suplex off of the top rope.
Winners: Volador and Ultimo Guerrero
Volador and Ultimo Guerrero will face Titan and Cavernario next Friday in the finals of the Tag Team Tournament
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