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CMLL Anniversary Show

CMLL 85th Anniversary show will be airing live on Honor Club at 9:30 Eastern time. The main event features Volador Jr, and Ring of Honor’s own Matt Taven vs Rush and Barbaro Cavernario in a hair match where the losing team will have their heads shaved. The remaining card looks like this,

Caristico, El Hijo del LA Park, and LA Park vs Diamante Azul, Pentagon Jr, and King Fenix.

Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, and Euforia vs Ciber the Main Man, The Chris, and Scharly Rock Star for the CMLL Trios titles.

Atlantis, Mistico, and Soberano Jr vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, and Sanson

Angel de Oro, El Audaz, and Niebla Roja vs Negro Casas, El Felino, and Mephisto

La Jorachita, Mercela, and Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Maligna, and Reyna Isis

That is the whole card. My predictions for the card look like this,

La Jorachita, Mercela, and Princesa Sugehit will defeat Dalys, La Maligna, and Reyna Isis

Negro Casas, El Felino, and Mephisto will defeat Angel de Oro, El Audaz, and Niebla Roja.

Atlantis, Mistico, and Soberano Jr will defeat El Cuatrero, Forastero, and Sanson.

Kaos Klan, Ciber the Main Man, The Chris, and Scharly Rock Star will defeat Los Guerreros, Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, and Euforia.

Diamante Azul, Pentagon Jr, and King Fenix will defeat Caristico, El Hijo Del LA Park, and LA Park

Rush and Barbaro Cavernario will defeat Matt Taven and Volador Jr.

Now normally this would be a perfectly acceptable main event. Volador Jr never lost his hair and neither has Rush. Rush has the most valuable hair in Mexico and Volador’s isn’t too far behind but the problem with the building of this match is, all summer they teased LA Park vs Rush in a hair vs mask match, the most valuable mask vs the most valuable hair, a living legend vs the current top guy in Mexico. It’s like teasing Hulk Hogan vs Stone Cold and then instead they give us, HBK And HHH vs Scott Hall and Kevin Nash in their prime.

It would be a great build and match but it’s not what the people would want after building Hogan vs Austin. I expect the crowd to be into the match but not as much as they should be. It’s almost a guarantee that Rush and Cavernario win because as I’ve mentioned before, if CMLL was willing to have Rush lose his hair, then they should have done LA Park vs Rush and have Park win to set up a future rematch. It would make no sense to have Rush lose.

AAA

There are no TV Tapings for AAA until September 30th.

What happened on recent AAA shows are the continuing of the Jeff Jarrett, Dr Wagner feud. Wagner challenged Jarrett to a hair vs hair match because he is still pissed that Jarrett and Konnan screwed Wagner out of the mega championship. LA Park seems to be feuding with Psycho Clown and Fantasma. Fantasma still wants a proper rematch against Park to get revenge on him losing his mask. And Park seems interested in a mask vs mask match with Psycho Clown. That will probably not happen because Psycho Clown is a top guy and much too young to lose his mask right now, and they already set up a tentative Park vs Wagner match for next years Triplemania.

Other feuds going on include the Mercenaries just beating on poor Maximo. The last two tapings they busted him open twice and Texano has beat him with his whip. So Maximo will have to find allies to combat Rey Escoprion, Texano, and La Mascara. Fantasma, also part of the mercenaries, isn’t involving himself much in this feud.

Scarlett Bordeaux of Impact Wrestling made her debut at the last two tapings and by the looks of it got over pretty well and Konnan stated on twitter that she will be back.

AAA is also promoting heavily the Impact Television tapings in Mexico City September 13th and 14th. These tapings are curious because one has to wonder as I keep bringing up, if Impact will follow the trend and bring in LA Park. But other than that, how will Impact write TV to take into account that Pentagon and Fenix are working the CMLL Anniversary show?

I assume they’d want to highlight those two because they’re in Mexico but the plan seems to be Fenix and Pentagon won’t be at the Friday tapings. With Bound For Glory happening on October 14th, with the two tapings days after (I will be at all three events), I assume they’re only writing TV for about 4 weeks so they could run an angle leaving them off the last two shows, or they’ll film all their segments on Thursday. I guess we will see.


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CMLL Review & Results (2/11/2019)

Catch up on all of this past week’s CMLL action!

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Joe Dinan brings you all the excitement of CMLL in his latest Results & Review!

Arena Puebla

Sonic, Astro, and Millenium vs Guerrero Especial and Los Gemlos Pantera I and II

Especial and Sonic start the match out with some grappling. Astro comes in with Pantera 1 and they start grappling on the ground. Astro hits an arm drag on him to the outside then poses. Millenium comes in with Pantera 2 and they trade submissions. Sonic comes back in with Guerrero and they work fast. Sonic gets Guerrero in a submission and Astro and Millenium drop kick the two Pantera’s for the fall. First Fall: Sonic submits Guerrero with a stretch submission.

Astro starts the round and hits a 619 on one of the Pantera’s. Poor guys have unoriginal names and look the same. Millenium comes in with Guerrero and hits an arm drag to the outside. Sonic hits a head scissors then goes for another one and gets thrown. The other Pantera and Guerrero come in and take out the others. The Pantera’s hit a double drop kick on Sonic and pin him. Second Fall: The Pantera’s hit a double drop kick on Sonic for the pin.

Guerrero works over Sonic to start the round. Millenium comes in but he immediately gets teamed on. They continue to team on the opposing team, taking out Sonic and Astro. Sonic hits a leaping DDT to change momentum. Well he tries to. He doesn’t work out too well, but they go along with it anyway. One of the Pantera’s misses a top rope dive, while Sonic hits a corkscrew splash for the pin and Astro hits a springboard splash on the other Pantera for the win. Third Fall: Astro pins Pantera with a springboard splash.

Winners: Sonic, Astro, and Millenium

Arkalis, Rey Samuray, and Pegasso vs Tyson La Bestia, Siky Ozama, and Joker

Ozama and Samuray start the match and they tie up and grapple a few times. Arkalis comes in with Joker next and my goodness Joker looks like a midget next to Arkalis. They do some back and forth wrestling trading counters and holds. Tyson comes in with Pegasso and Pegasso drop kicks him out of the ring. Then everyone else comes in and drop kicks each other. Ozama gets Arkalis in a weird arm stretch submission. Tyson then gets Samuray in a shoulder stretch for the fall. First Fall: Tyson La Bestia submits Samuray with a shoulder hold. 

Pegasso gets teamed on to start the round. They move to take out Arkalis next. They go back to teaming on Pegasso. Samuray quickly catches Ozama with a hurricanrana pinning combination to change the tide. Arkalis hits a blue thunder bomb on Joker for the pin. Second Fall: Arkalis pins Joker with a blue thunder bomb.

Ozama and Arkalis exchange strikes to begin the round. They eventually go into the crowd and fight a little. Samuray works on Joker in the ring. Samuray goes for a standing moonsault but Joker gets the legs up. Tyson comes in and runs over Arkalis then slams Pegasso. Tyson goes to the top but Arkalis kicks him in the face. Pegasso and Arkalis then hit him with a superplex. Samuray then hits a moonsault on him for the win. Third Fall: Rey Samuray pins Tyson la Bestia with a moonsault.

Winners: Arkalis, Rey Samuray, and Pegasso

Triton, Esfinge, and Fuego vs Polvora, El Malayo, and El Felino

Fuego starts out with Polvora and they do some ground grappling to start. Esfinge comes in with Malayo and they fight for position and trade holds. Triton entered with Felino and took him out and then slide out of the ring to pursue him but he got jumped by Malayo and Polvora. Malayo then took out Fuego and got Esfinge in a arm and leg stretch for the submission. Polvora then hit a sit out face buster on Fuego for the fall all the while the midget with Felino, Zakarias hit a through the bottom rope dive on poor Triton. First Fall: Polvora pins Fuego with a sit out face buster.

This round starts out with Triton getting teamed on. When Fuego tries to make the save he gets beaten on as well. Triton makes a come back by hitting a dive on Felino, and in the ring Fuego gets Malayo in a pinning combination and Esfinge hits a code breaker on Polvora for the fall. Second Fall: Esfinge pins Polvora with a code breaker.

The third round starts with Triton hitting a hurricanrana on Polvora to the outside and then feigning a dive. Fuego works with Malayo next, and uses his agility to hit an arm drag then hit a pose. Esfinge comes in hitting a hurricanrana on Malayo then super kicking Felino to the outside. Then Fuego, Triton, and Esfinge all hit dives through the middle rope. In the ring Fuego hits a pinning combination on Felino for the win. Third Fall: Fuego pins Felino with a pinning combination.

Winners: Triton, Esfinge, and Fuego

Volador Jr, Angel de Oro, and Soberano vs El Terrible, Shocker (Stigma), and Vangellys

I feel like Shocker is the most common guy missing dates in CMLL. I just don’t understand why when CMLL uploads the shows on Youtube afterwards do they list the original card rather than what the card ended up being? Anyway, Stigma replaces Shocker. Soberano starts out with Stigma and they do some fast acrobatic grappling. Angel de Oro then comes in to roll with Stigma. Volador comes in with Terrible and signals the crowd to chant a negative remark at Terrible. Before they engage Vangellys and Stigma come in to beat on Volador. Stigma then beats on Soberano on the ramp. Terrible tosses Oro to the outside. They team up on Volador then take him out. They move to take out Soberano next. Stigma hits what looked like a cradle stunner for the fall. First Fall: Stigma pins Angel de Oro with a cradle Stunner. 

Volador gets beat on to start this round. Stigma wants Soberano to come in, but when he does he grabs his leg and Vangellys and Terrible come in to assault him. Volador hits a handspring elbow to change momentum and then Oro rolls to the outside and attacks Stigma and Soberano hits an over the top rope back flip onto Vangellys. Volador gets a school boy on Terrible for the fall. Second Fall: Volador pins Terrible with a school boy. 

Oro starts out this round hot, hitting a drop kick on Stigma then kicking Vangellys and Terrible, and following up with hurricanrana on Terrible. Soberano then gets in with Stigma and takes him out, and then hits a hurricanrana on Vangellys and then one on Terrible. Volador gets in with Terrible but Vangellys comes in instead. He back drops Volador on the apron and Volador super kicks Stigma, then kicks Vangellys and goes to the top and hits a hurricanrana. Terrible comes in and Volador hits him with a hurricanrana then an over the top rope dive. Soberano hits a pinning hurricanrana on Vangellys for the pin and Oro gets Stigma in a back stretch for the win. Third Fall: Angel de Oro submits Stigma with a back stretch for the win.

Winners: Volador Jr, Angel de Oro, and Soberano

Mistico, Rush, Bestia del Ring vs Sanson, Cuatrero, and Forastero

Cuatrero starts with Bestia to begin the match. Bestia postures some with the ref but he hits a drop kick to Cuatrero to get him out of the ring. Mistico comes in with Forastero and quickly hits a hurricanrana on him. Sanson enters and kicks him bringing in Rush. Cuatrero shoulder blocks him to the outside and Mistico goes for a head scissors but Cuatrero catches him in an inverted bear hug for the fall. First Fall: Cuatrero submits Mistico with an inverted bear hug. 

Mistico gets teamed on in the middle of the ring to start this round. They then take out Bestia and go to beat on Rush. Rush kicks Sanson to make a come back then Bestia comes in and clotheslines Cuatrero and Forastero then Mistico gets Sanson in a Fujiwara arm bar for the fall. Second Fall: Mistico submits Sanson with a Fujiwara arm bar.

Rush unties Cuatrero’s mask to begin this round. They then beat on him for a little until Sanson comes in and they play with his mask and beat on him. Forastero comes in to try his hand and he gets beat on too. They slam Forastero and then Mistico hits a springboard splash. Cuatrero is back in and Bestia hits a german suplex on him, then Rush fakes going for the corner drop kick and just lightly kicks Cuatrero to mess with him. Cuatrero finally breaks away and hits a dive through the middle rope on Rush. Sanson and Forastero then hit plauncha’s on Mistico and Bestia. Rush is back in the ring with Cuatrero now. Rush gets him down and pulls his mask off and then pushes the ref. Third Fall: Cuatrero wins via DQ from mask removal by Rush.

Cuatrero challenges Rush one on one in Puebla next week. Then they run after them and all start brawling on the ramp way. Rush gets a cardboard box from the back to hit them with. He brings Cuatrero in the ring and kicks him in the balls.

Winners: Sanson, Cuatrero, and Forastero

Arena Mexico Tuesday

Sangre Imperial and Bengala vs Inquisidor and Principe Odin Jr

Imperial starts out with Inquisidor and they do some grappling and acrobatic spots until Odin and Bengala come in. They do some fighting for position and Odin bites Bengala’s foot when he gets him down. Odin gets Bengala in the corner and Inquisidor comes in and doubles him. Bengala tries to hit a cross body but Odin catches him in a sharpshooter. Inquisidor hits a back stabber on Imperial for the fall. First Fall: Inquisidor pins Imperial with a back stabber.

Bengala gets teamed on to start. After they take him out they move onto Imperial. Inquisidor botches a double team attack on Bengala by kicking Odin. Imperial gets Odin in a double arm stretch for a submission. Bengala gets Inquisidor in a back stretch for the fall. Second Fall: Bengala submits Inquisidor with a back stretch.

Odin and Bengala strike each other back and forth to start. Imperial and Inquisidor come in and trade some acrobatic spots. Inquisidor gets Imperial in an abdominal stretch that Bengala breaks up. Odin submits Imperial with some kind of leg lock. Bengala hits a hurricanrana on Odin afterwards. Inquisidor gets Bengala in an inverted figure four for the win. Third Fall: Inquisidor submits Bengala with an inverted figure four.

Winners: Inquisidor and Principe Odin Jr

Kaho Kobayashi, Lluvia, and La Jarochita vs Dalys, Amapola, and La Metalica

Jarochita and Metalica start the match off fighting for position. They bring it to the ground and start to wrestle. Amapola comes in to take out Jarochita after she got the advantage on Metalica. Kaho comes in to take out Amapola but Amapola hits a spear on her to halt her momentum. Dalys comes in with Kaho and Kaho uses her quickness to her advantage, but Dalys finally catches her with a big drop kick. Now Lluvia comes in to try her hand. Dalys disposes of Lluvia on the ramp and then Jarochita gets slammed and hit with a swanton bomb by Metalica for the pin and then Amapola hits a face buster on Kaho for the fall. First Fall: Amapola pins Kaho with a face buster.

This round starts with Jarochita getting teamed on. They take out Lluvia after and Kaho comes in to try to stop it but she gets teamed on as well. She gets held in the ropes and Amapola drop kicks her onto the ramp. A come back gets made with all the technico women hitting drop kicks. They all slap Dalys on the butt then attack her in the corner. When it settles down Lluvia and Metalica go at it. Lluvia hits a bulldog for a two count and Metalica hits a shoulder breaker but Jarochita breaks up the count. Jarochita hits Metalica with a kick to the face in the corner but Dalys breaks up the pin. Jarochita drop toe holds Dalys into the corner and hits knees to the back for a two count. Dalys counters with a drop kick, then a gut wrench, sit out power bomb but Kaho breaks up the pin. She hits a missile drop kick then Fisherman’s suplex but Amapola breaks up the count. Amapola hits her with a power bomb but Kaho kicks out. Kaho gets Amapola in a submission and Jarochita gets Metalica in a submission, but they don’t give up. Lluvia goes for a cross body off the top but Dalys catches her and hits a swinging slam for the win. Second Fall: Dalys pins Lluvia with a swinging slam for the win.

Winners: Dalys, Amapola, and La Metalica

Guerrero Maya, Fuego, and Stigma vs El Sagrado, Raziel, and Cancerbero

Cancerbero and Stigma start the match off and it appears Cancerbero has new ring gear. Stigma uses some acrobatic counters to start but Cancerbero gets him down. Stigma continues to use his agility to his advantage. Raziel comes in next with Fuego and they grapple on the ground trading submissions. Sagrado comes in to work over Fuego, and Fuego tags Maya but the ref doesn’t see it so they bring Fuego back to their corner to work him over. Fuego runs to the outside and Sagrado chases him, but Stigma hits a hurricanrana off the apron. However, in the ring Cancerbero and Raziel team up on Fuego. Cancerbero leaps over Raziel, kinda, and hits an elbow drop, then Cancerbero slams Raziel on Fuego for the pin. Cancerbero then holds Stigma in place and Raziel hits a guillotine leg drop for the fall. First Fall: Raziel pins Stigma with a guillotine leg drop.

Sagrado works over Maya to start the round but Fuego comes in to work Raziel but it doesn’t last long as Fuego immediately gets teamed up on. Stigma is next in the assembly line to get teamed up on. They all roll up the three rudos for what I assume was supposed to be the three but the ref didn’t count three. So Maya grabs Sagrado and hits a suplex and Fuego comes off the top with a splash for the fall. Second Fall: Fuego pins Sagrado with a splash off the top rope.

There’s some posturing between Fuego and Raziel to start the round, but afterwards they start to work fast. Fuego does his famous matrix gimmick, then hits an arm drag to the outside and poses. Stigma comes in and gets worked on by Cancebero briefly. Stigma hits a kick and head scissors followed by an arm drag to the outside, to change momentum. Maya comes in with Sagrado and they trade strikes. They try to team up on Maya but it fails and he ends up hitting all of them with back breakers. Stigma and Sagrado go back and forth until Stigma hits a hurricanrana for a pin that Raziel breaks up. Raziel gets him in a submission but Fuego breaks it up. Fuego gets Raziel in a pinning combination but Cancerbero breaks it up. Cancerbero hits a big move on Fuego but Maya breaks it up. Maya hits a springboard headbutt on Cancerbero but Sagrado breaks up the pin. Stigma and Fuego pull Sagrado to the outside then Maya hits a dive through the middle rope on him. Fuego and Stigma then get Raziel and Cancerbero to the outside and hit dives over the top rope. Now inside the ring, Maya gets Sagrado in a small package for the victory. Third Fall: Guerrero Maya pins Sagrado with a small package.

Winners: Guerrero Maya, Fuego, and Stigma

(Match Relampago) El Audaz vs Tiger

They start this lightning match standing and fighting for position. Audaz gets the first take down bringing Tiger to the ground. They roll around fighting for position. They stand up and strike until Audaz knocks Tiger out of the ring, then does a spinning dive over the top rope. Back in the ring they counter each other and Tiger goes to the outside and Audaz slides out chasing him. He goes for a hurricanrana but Tiger stops it and throws him into the barricade. Tiger goes back in the ring and hits a rotating dive over the top rope. They get back in the ring and trade offense. Audaz hits a hurricanrana off the top and then goes for another. Tiger blocks it but Audaz pulls through, just for a two count though. Tiger goes to the top and Audaz runs up and hits a deep arm drag off the top. Audaz does a handspring but Tiger hits a back stabber for a two count. Audaz gets Tiger on the top rope and hits a run up hurricanrana followed by a sunset flip power bomb for the win. El Audaz pins Tiger with a sunset flip power bomb.

Winner: El Audaz

Blue Panther, Titan, and Flyer vs Vangellys, Luciferno, and Ephesto

Wow, Flyer is here. I was sure after what happened on Friday there’d be no way he’d be here. I guess it was just a sprain or twist. Everyone sure thought the worst. Blue Panther starts the match with Ephesto doing some grappling and ground wrestling. They re-engage and Ephesto folds Panther’s legs for a 3 count for a surprise first fall. First Fall: Ephesto pins Blue Panther with a pinning combination. 

Vangellys and Flyer stare down but Flyer uses his quickness and hurricanrana’s him to the outside. Luciferno comes in to intercept his dive attempt knocking him to the outside. Titan then comes in using his agility to get rid of Luciferno. Ephesto comes in to take him out but Blue Panther re-enters. Titan goes to the top to hit a hurricanrana on Ephesto then Flyer gets in with Vangellys and gets him in an arm bar. Titan then gets in with Luciferno and works around him, then gets him in a pinning combination for the fall. Second Fall: Titan pins Luciferno with a pinning combination.

Vangellys beats on Titan on the outside of the ring in between rounds. They take out Flyer as well and focus on teaming on Blue Panther. They bring Blue Panther to the outside to beat on him but Flyer and Titan unexpectedly hit over the top rope dives on Vangellys and Luciferno which brings Blue Panther in the ring with Ephesto. Panther slides to the outside to avoid Ephesto, but Ephesto catches him with a dive through the middle rope. In the ring Flyer avoids Vangellys attack and he falls to the outside. Titan kicks Luciferno to the outside, then he and Flyer hit stereo moonsaults on their respective foe. Panther and Ephesto are now back in the ring and Panther catches Ephesto with a wrist lock for the win. Third Fall: Blue Panther submits Ephesto with a wrist lock.

Winners: Blue Panther, Titan, and Flyer

Volador Jr, Stuka, and Kraneo vs El Terrible, Cavernario, and Euforia

Stuka starts out with Cavernario and they go back and forth trading moves on each other. Kraneo comes in with Euforia and he poses for a bit. He throws Euforia down and slams Mije on him. Terrible comes in and kicks Kraneo to the outside. They work over the technicos and Cavernario hits a slingshot splash on Stuka for the pin. Terrible hits a drop kick on Kraneo for a pin and Euforia hits a tilt-a-whirl slam on Volador for the fall. First Fall: Euforia pins Volador with a tilt-a-whirl slam.

They team up on Stuka to start this round. Stuka hits a dive through the middle rope on Euforia and very quickly a come back gets made and Cavernario and Terrible get laid out and held by Volador and Kraneo hits a top rope splash on both for the fall. Second Fall: Kraneo pins Terrible and Cavernario with a top rope splash. 

Kraneo goes wild in this round. Running people over and sitting on them, using his size to his advantage. Stuka comes in and hits a hurricanrana on Euforia to take him out. He suplexes Cavernario on to Terrible then hits consecutive back breakers on Cavernario. Terrible comes in with Volador and they posture to the crowd and Volador tries to use his speed to his advantage but Comandante grabs his foot then holds him. Terrible goes to hit him but Volador dodges. Volador then hits a hurricanrana on Euforia, then takes out Cavernario to the outside, he jumps to the outside and hits a hurricanrana. Kraneo hits a hip attack in the corner on Euforia and then Stuka hits a top rope splash on Terrible for the win. Third Fall: Stuka pins El Terrible with a top rope splash.

Winners: Volador Jr, Stuka, and Kraneo

Arena Mexico Friday

Robin and Principe Diamante vs Nitro and Metalico

Principe and Nitro start the match doing some grappling. They both go outside the ring up the ramp and posture. Robin is in next with Metalico and they hand fight before they engage with grappling. As predicted they do grapple on the ground. Principe hits a moonsault on Nitro for the pin. Robin then hits a swanton bomb for the fall. First Fall: Robin pins Metalico with a swanton bomb.

Robin and Nitro start off this round posturing a bit till Robin hits an arm drag on him. Mije the midget tries to attack Robin to no avail. Principe flips into the ring and Nitro lets him. Metalico starts to stomp on him. Principe makes Nitro fall out of the ring and he follows him and arm drags him on the floor. In the ring Metalico works Principe. Metalico works over Principe and then Metalico fakes a leg injury which causes Nitro to come in and double him. Nitro hits a drop kick to the butt on Robin for the pin. Metalico gets Principe in a stretch submission. Second Fall: Metalico submits Principe.

Principe and Robin get worked over to start the round. They take out Principe then pose but Robin comes in and kicks Mije which makes Metalico attack him. Robin back breakers him to keep his momentum. Principe hits a hurricanrana on Nitro to the outside. Robin has Metalico in the doomsday position but Metalico rolls into a pin. Principe comes in the ring but gets caught by Nitro for a pile driver. Metalico then hits a tiger bomb for the win on Robin. Third Fall: Metalico pins Robin with a tiger bomb.

Winners: Nitro and Metalico

Rey Cometa, Black Panther, and Drone vs Misterioso, Universo 2000 Jr, and Kawato San (Okumura)

Drone and Misterioso start the match out with some fast paced grappling. Black Panther is in next with Okumura and at the risk of being repetitive they start grappling too. Cometa enters the match hitting a hurricanrana but he’s met with Universo who works him over. Cometa then gets teamed on but he reverses Misterioso into a pinning combination and Panther and Drone get Okumura and Universo in school boys. First Fall: Cometa pins Misterioso with a pinning combination.

Cometa runs wild in this round to start. Black Panther comes in and keeps the momentum too knocking Misterioso to the outside. He goes for a plauncha but misses it though. Okumura hit a cutter on Drone for the pin, then Universo sat down on Black Panther’s sunset flip attempt for the pin. Second Fall: Universo pins Black Panther by sitting down on his sunset flip attempt.

Black Panther avoids a double team attack to start. This doesn’t stop Misterioso and Universo from double power bombing Cometa. Panther drops Misterioso in the corner and Drone hits knees to the corner on him. Universo stops the pin fall. He hits a leg drop on Panther but he kicks out. Universo falls to the outside and Drone hits a dive on him. Panther then hits a dive through the middle rope on Okumura. He then hits another one on him. Cometa in the ring gets caught with a reverse neck breaker. Third Fall: Misterioso pins Rey Cometa with a reverse neck breaker.

Winners: Misterioso, Universo 2000 Jr, and Okumura

Atlantis, Mistico, and Atlantis Jr vs Villano IV, Gran Guerrero, and Hijo del Villano III

Atlantis gets attacked during his entrance by Villano IV and his crew. Hijo Villano attacks Atlantis Jr then they take out Atlantis. The Villano’s continue to work over the Atlantis team. Atlantis Jr dodges the double team and hits a back breaker. He monkey flips Hijo Villano to the outside then hits a dive through the middle rope. Inside the ring Mistico gets Gran Guerrero in a head scissors into a Fujiwara arm bar. First Fall: Mistico submits Gran Guerrero with a Fujiwara arm bar.

There’s a bunch of posturing. Mistico gets launched at Hijo Villano and drop kicks him. He hurricanrana’s Gran out of the ring, then hits another one on the floor. Hijo Villano works with Atlantis Jr now. Atlantis Jr wins that battle and in comes Gran Guerrero. Atlantis Jr uses his speed advantage head scissoring him to the outside. Atlantis slips on the top rope going for a move on Hijo Villano to the crowds boos. Villano slaps him but Jr throws him out and poses anyway. Atlantis comes in to do some work and then Mistico hits a big dive over the top rope on Gran. In the ring Hijo Villano just punts Atlantis Jr in the balls. Second Fall: Hijo Villano III DQs himself by punting Atlantis Jr in the balls.

Winners: Atlantis, Mistico, and Atlantis Jr

Caristico, Angel de Oro, and El Valiente vs Rush, Gilbert El Boricua, and Bestia del Ring

Gilbert starts with Valiente and Valiente uses his agility to his advantage. Bestia and Angel go back and forth but soon Caristico comes in and works with Rush but Caristico gets triple drop kicked. Bestia beats on Valiente on the outside while Rush hits the Pentagon driver on Caristico for the fall. First Fall: Rush pins Caristico with a pentagon driver.

Rush smashes Caristico’s head against the announce desk to start this round and Bestia beats on Angel while Gilbert is in the ring with Valiente. They continue to work over the technicos. After minutes of beatings Angel makes a come back taking Gilbert and Bestia out. Caristico and Rush are left in the ring and they go at it and Caristico gets him in a pinning combination. Second Fall: Caristico pins Rush with a pinning combination.

Caristico chases Rush in the crowd in between the round. When the third round starts Caristico hits a hurricanrana on the ramp, then dives off the stage onto Rush. Valiente and Bestia go back and forth for a bit but Oro comes in and runs wild. Caristico comes in and gets Rush out and dives through the middle rope. In the ring Bestia hits a tombstone that almost kills Oro. Gilbert pins Valiente with a power bomb. Third Fall: Gilbert El Boricua pins Valiente with a power bomb.

Winners: Rush, Gilbert El Boricua, and Bestia del Ring

(Phase 2 of the Champion of the Universe) Volador Jr vs Ultimo Guerrero vs Niebla Roja vs Sanson vs Diamante Azul vs Mephisto vs Soberano vs Cuatrero

Here we have our battle royal and then 7 matches all that is going to get done in 48 minutes apparently (Watching on delay) So everyone is fighting to throw each other over. Diamante Azul falls out of the ring first followed by Ultimo Guerrero who gets thrown over. Volador tosses Soberano. Volador super kicks Cuatrero to the outside. Volador then super kicks Mephisto to the outside. Roja trips Sanson on the apron but Volador super kicks Roja so our finalists and last match is Volador and Sanson. But Volador hits a hurricanrana then dive through the middle rope to add insult to injury.

Diamante Azul vs Ultimo Guerrero

They tie up to start the match and some brief grappling. Azul goes to press slam him but Guerrero jumps off, however Azul hits two monkey flips on Guerrero. He then runs on the stage and hits a dive off the ramp. In the ring Azul hits a sit out press slam for a two count. Azul then power bombs Ultimo but yet another kick out. Azul goes to dive into the ring from the ramp and Guerrero catches him in an arm bar but Azul rolls out of it but Guerrero catches him in his stretch submission hold. Ultimo Guerrero submits Azul with a stretch submission hold.

Winner: Ultimo Guerrero

Soberano vs Cuatrero

They work fast doing some acrobatic spots until Cuatrero kicks Soberano to the outside. He goes for a dive but Soberano meets him with a kick. Soberano then hits a hurricanrana to the outside. Soberano hits a back flip dive over the top rope where he’s lucky Cuatrero was close to the apron cause his head and neck would have landed flush on the apron. Cuatrero gets him in an abdominal stretch, into a pinning combo for a two count. Cuatrero drop kicks Soberano to the outside then he hits a twisting plauncha. Back in the ring, Cuatrero hits a back suplex for a two count. Cuatrero gets tied in the ropes and Soberano hits a lionsault but only for a two count. Cuatrero swings Soberano for a side slam but Soberano reverses it into a Canadian destroyer for a two count. Cuatrero catches Soberano with a german suplex, then hits a razors edge for the win. Cuatrero pins Soberano with a sit out razors edge. Crucifix power bomb to be precise.

Winner: Cuatrero

Mephisto vs Niebla Roja

We start with them working back and forth. Roja hits a cross body that Mephisto reverses for a pin. The ref doesn’t count because Mephisto’s legs are under the ropes. Mephisto places Roja on the ropes and lifts him for a muscle buster for a two count. Roja throws Mephisto in the air for a kick to the inner thigh for just a two count. Mephisto hits a face buster but Roja kicks out. Roja rolls into his stretch submission move where it’s like a boston crab where he pulls the arms. Niebla Roja submits Mephisto with a stretch submission.

Winner: Niebla Roja

Volador Jr vs Sanson

Match starts out hot with Volador diving over the top rope onto Sanson. Back in the ring Volador gets tied up in the ropes and Sanson hits a knee strike on him from the top. Sanson then hits a power bomb back breaker on Volador for another 2 count. Volador reverses a power bomb into a hurricanrana for the pin but Sanson kicks out. Sanson then again goes for a power bomb but this time Volador reverses it succeeds in pinning him this time. Volador pins Sanson with a hurricanrana.

Winner: Volador Jr

Ultimo Guerrero vs Cuatrero

Cuatrero comes in cutting down Ultimo and then stomps him in the corner. Ultimo flips Cuatrero to the apron and kicks his legs out and then hits a drop kick sending Cuatrero flying. Cuatrero reverses an irish whip and sends Guerrero into the barricade. he then slams the barricade on his head. In the ring he works a head lock before hitting a spear for a two count. Cuatrero then hit a springboard splash for a close two count. Cuatrero then hit a springboard elbow smash which Guerrero yet again kicks out of. Cuatrero slams Ultimo and then goes to the top. Guerrero gets up and pushes him down. He hits a reverse suplex off the top rope for the win. Ultimo Guerrero pins Cuatrero with a reverse suplex off the top rope.

Winner: Ultimo Guerrero

Niebla Roja vs Volador Jr

Volador attacks Roja during his entrance. Probably not really to be rudo but to save time because CMLL usually doesn’t go over two hours and rarely exceeds 2 and a half hours. Volador brings him in the ring after attacking him to pin him but Roja kicks out. Volador runs at him but Roja back flips him to the outside then hits a dive over the top rope. Back in the ring Roja gets a hurricanrana for a pin but Volador kicks out. Volador hits an attack in the corner for a two count. He argues with the ref which allows Roja to hit a spinning elbow. Roja then argues with the ref so Volador comes from behind hitting a back stabber. Volador drags Roja to the corner and goes for a moonsault by Roja gets his feet up and goes for the pin but Volador kicks out. They go to the top and Roja tries to set up his front face buster but Volador rolls out and Roja goes for a cross body but he gets super kicked. Volador goes to flip up Roja but in doing so Roja hits a Canadian Destroyer for the win. Niebla Roja pins Volador with a Canadian Destroyer.

Winner: Niebla Roja

Ultimo Guerrero vs Niebla Roja

Match starts with Roja getting Ultimo to the outside and then he hits an over the top rope dive. Back in the ring they trade some move and Roja ends up getting Guerrero to the outside and hits a run up the ropes dive to the outside. Roja postures to the crowd some and then they get back in the ring. Roja whips Guerrero into the corner but Guerrero goes to the top. Roja doesn’t want to engage but ends up engaging and gets hits with a front superplex. Luckily for him he kicks out. Roja gets him in the corner and places him on the top rope and goes for a hurricanrana but Guerrero reverses it up a super power bomb but somehow again, Roja kicks out. Back on the turnbuckle and Roja goes behind Guerrero for a head scissors but Guerrero lifts him up to counter but Roja instead counters into a hurricanrana just for a two count. When they get up they fight battling for a position but Roja is able to roll into his submission hold for the win. Niebla Roja defeats Ultimo Guerrero with a stretch submission.

Winner of Phase two: Niebla Roja

Finals El Terrible vs Niebla Roja


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Arena Puebla

Tigre Rojo Jr, Millenium, and King Jaguar vs Siky Ozama, Police Man, and Fuerza Chicana

Ozama and Rojo start the match out tying up and trying to get each other down. Rojo strikes first with a snapmare take over. Millenium comes in next with Police Man and Police Man gets him down and puts some holds on him. They re-engage a few times and go back to the ground exchanging holds. King Jaguar is in next with Chicana and they move fast exchanging moves, bypassing any grappling. Rojo comes in to hold Chicana but Jaguar ends up hitting Rojo, this prompts a come back. Ozama hits a cross body on Rojo and Chicana. He then throws Millenium in the air and drop kicks him for the pin. At the same time Police Man gets Rojo in a victory roll. First Fall: Siky Ozama pins Millenium with a drop kick.

Jaguar gets kicked to the outside immediately to start this round. Police Man and Chicana team up on Rojo briefly. Ozama comes in and lays Millenium with a running elbow. Now Rojo is getting teamed on in the ring. Jaguar re-enters but meets the same fate of being teamed on. So naturally Millenium comes in next to try his hand. He gets taken out by Police Man before Rojo comes back. He hits a hurricanrana on Chicana to change the momentum. Jaguar catches Ozama and holds him up, and then Rojo hits a springboard single leg drop kick, followed by a springboard splash by Millenium for the fall. Second Fall: Millenium pins Ozama with a springboard splash.

Police Man and Jaguar exchange chops to begin the round. Jaguar hits a hurricanrana to the outside on Police Man then feigns a dive but almost falls over trying. Millenium is in next with Chicana and Millenium uses his quickness to his advantage. He hits a hurricanrana on Chicana to the outside the poses. Rojo and Ozama square off next doing acrobatic spots. Rojo lands a drop kick then makes Ozama run into the corner then he hurricanrana’s him. Police Man and Chicana jump him after that. They attack Millenium and Jaguar but they reverse their irish whip and put them in a double submission. Ozama comes back in and Slams Rojo on Jaguar. Police Man then pins Jaguar with a small package. Ozama hits a top rope x factor on Rojo for the win. Third Fall: Siky Ozama pins Tigre Rojo with a top rope x factor

Winners: Siky Ozama, Police Man, and Fuerza Chicana

(Tag Team Tournament) El Audaz vs Arkalis vs Black Panther vs Stigma vs El Malayo vs El Perverso vs Tiger vs Polvora

So we start with a battle royal where the final two’s respective tag teams will compete last. So one representative from the team will compete in this battle royal. El Audaz vs Arkalis vs Black Panther vs Stigma vs El Malayo vs El Perverso vs Tiger vs Polvora. Christ did some of these line ups get changed. So everybody is brawling in the corner, ideally trying to throw the other guy over the top. Audaz back drops Tiger to the apron then kicks him off for the elimination. Black Panther then throws Audaz out. Malayo then gets Panther in the corner and flips him out. Polvora then back drops Stigma out. Malayo gets back dropped on the ramp by Arkalis for the elimination. Arkalis then back drops Polvora out. Arkalis and Perverso win the battle royal.

Winners: El Perverso and Arkalis

(Tag Team Tournament Match 1) Diamante Azul and Tiger vs El Audaz and Hechicero

Audaz and Tiger start out with some grappling. They do some transitions on the ground. They trade chops to the chest and then Tiger catches him with a super kick. Hechicero comes in and hits a spinning back breaker on Tiger. Azul comes in and hits multiple arm drags then a running elbow smash. Hechicero launches Audaz into Azul for a hurricanrana. Audaz hits one on Tiger as well and places him in the ropes. Hechicero hits knees on him while he’s tied in the ropes followed by Audaz hitting a 619. Hechicero flips up Tiger and Audaz kicks him for a two count. They try to whip Azul but he resists then clotheslines both. He presses Audaz and drops him on his knee. Azul throws Tiger into Hechicero for a drop kick. Audaz grabs Tiger from behind and Hechicero goes for a drop kick but Tiger moves. Azul then gets Hechicero in a torture rack. Tiger then power bombs Audaz for the win. Tiger power bombs El Audaz for the win.

Winners: Diamante Azul and Tiger

(Match 2) Shocker and Black Panther vs Euforia and Stigma

There is posturing to start until Stigma and Shocker finally get into the ring. They strike each other a few times, but Stigma hits a hurricanrana followed by a middle rope dive. Panther and Euforia go back and forth for a bit. Shocker is back in the ring with Stigma but Panther and Shocker do a few moves on him. Euforia tries to make a come back but Panther hits a drop kick on him and pins him. Shocker hits a spine buster on Stigma for the win. Shocker pins Stigma with a spine buster.

Winners: Shocker and Black Panther

(Match 3) Kraneo and El Malayo vs Stuka Jr and Polvora

Stuka and Polvora beat on Kraneo in the sitting area. Back in the ring Stuka and Malayo go back and forth until Kraneo comes in and splashes Stuka. Polvora breaks up the pin with a drop kick. Kraneo eventually splashes him then Stuka again. It’s like all he can do. But both Kraneo and Malayo end up on the outside and Polvora and Stuka both hit dives. Stuka tries to lift Kraneo in the ring like an idiot. Malayo kicks him. Malayo pins him but moves and Polvora hits Stuka with an elbow drop, then Malayo holds them down and Kraneo hits a top rope splash for the win. Kraneo pins both with a top rope splash.

Winners: Kraneo and El Malayo

(Match 4) El Valiente and El Perverso vs Vangellys and Arkalis

Arkalis and Valiente do some grappling to start the match. Vangellys comes in with Perverso but Vangellys wants Valiente. Valiente takes his legs out with a drop kick. Valiente slaps Arkalis’ chest multiple times. Perverso comes in and Arkalis hits a hurricanrana on him. Valiente and Arkalis brawl in the crowd. Vangellys works over Perverso in the ring. Valiente re-enters and they take on Vangellys and team up on Arkalis. A come back gets made and Arkalis hits a dive on Valiente to the outside and Vangellys works over Perverso hitting a spear for a two count. Vangellys goes to the top and Perverso throws him off for a 3 count.  They work on Arkalis and Valiente goes for a moonsault but Arkalis gets the feet up for a two count. They sell for a bit and then Valiente slams him in the corner and Perverso hits a splash for the win. Perverso pins Arkalis with a splash.

Winners: El Valiente and El Perverso

(Match 5) Diamante Azul and Tiger vs Shocker and Black Panther

Match starts with all of them brawling in the ring. Panther hits an inverted 619 on Azul. He goes for a dive but gets super kicked by Tiger. Tiger and Shocker strikes each other on the outside. After that, Tiger and Azul hit a double slam on Shocker, then get him in a double submission for the win. Azul and Tiger submit Shocker with a double submission.

Winners: Diamante Azul and Tiger

(Match 6) Kraneo and El Malayo vs El Valiente and El Perverso

Well hey, they start out brawling as well in this match. They take out Kraneo, then Valiente throws the midget Mije on Malayo. Valiente then hits a back drop on Kraneo. Valiente misses a corner attack so Malayo hits a back breaker on Perverso. Kraneo then hits a leg drop on Perverso. Valiente breaks it up with a drop kick to the butt. Kraneo then hits him with a corner hip attack for the pin and Malayo submits Perverso with an arm stretch. Malayo submits Perverso with an arm stretch.

Winners: Kraneo and El Malayo

(Finals) Diamante Azul and Tiger vs Kraneo and El Malayo

Match starts with Kraneo and Malayo getting the jump on them. Malayo works on Diamante Azul’s mask. They continue to get the upper hand on the team of Azul and Tiger. Azul makes a come back hitting knees to the back while Malayo is tied up in the ropes. Tiger then hits a back stabber. Kraneo splashes Tiger to stop the count. Azul hits a back breaker on Kraneo. Azul then body slams Kraneo and pins him. Tiger gets Malayo in a pinning combination for the win. Tiger pins Malayo with a pinning combination.

Winners: Diamante Azul and Tiger

(Light Weight Championship) Niebla Roja (Champion) vs Luciferno

They engage and grapple for a bit. They spend some time exchanging holds and submissions, trying to get the best position. Luciferno catches Roja with a power bomb for the first fall. First Fall: Luciferno pins Roja with a power bomb.

They start brawling in the crowd to start the next round. Luciferno gets Roja back in the ring and continues to work him over. Luciferno chases him through the crowd.  Roja hits a drop kick in the ring to make a come back. He hits a sit out slam the gets Luciferno in a pining combination for the fall. Second Fall: Roja pins Luciferno with a pinning combination.

They start the round by posturing to the crowd. Roja hits a hurricanrana to the outside, then hits a dive through the middle rope. When they get back in the ring they trade counters to moves Luciferno dodges a drop kick and then clotheslines Roja in the ropes. Luciferno continues to work him over until Roja punches him off the apron. Roja then hits a dive over the top rope. Roja hits a crossbody and they roll a few times after to try and get the pin. Luciferno hits a superplex off the top for a two count. They go back to the top and Roja fights off a face buster and hits a hurricanrana. Luciferno hits a styles clash on Roja for a two count. Roja then gets Luciferno in a stretch submission for the win. Third Fall: Niebla Roja submits Luciferno with a stretch submission.

Winner: Niebla Roja

Arena Mexico Tuesday

Sonic and Bengala vs El Cholo and Apocalipsis

Bengala starts with Apocalipsis and they grapple for a bit until Bengala gets him to the outside. Sonic and Cholo come in and start grappling too. Sonic gets him to the outside then poses to the crowd. Cholo hits a fall away slam on Sonic then Apocalipsis hits a sloppy swanton for the pin. Apocalipsis then hits a senton on Bengala and Cholo submits him with a neck crank. First Fall: Cholo submits Bengala with a neck crank.

Cholo works over Sonic to start the round. Bengala gets in and helps provide a come back. Bengala the slams Apocalipsis and Sonic hits a lionsault for the pin. Bengala then gets Cholo in a neck stretch submission. Second Fall: Bengala submits Cholo with a neck stretch. 

Bengala and Apocalipsis start out the final round and Bengala uses his quickness to his advantage. Sonic comes in with Cholo and gets the same result. Apocalipsis rolls into a sunset flip from Bengala and hits a drop kick. They go to the top and Bengala hits a hurricanrana followed by a splash from Sonic. Cholo breaks up the pin and gets Sonic in a Boston crab that Bengala breaks up. Sonic then gets Apocalipsis in a hurricanrana pin and pins him. Cholo then throws him up for a power bomb and pins Sonic. Bengala then gets a head scissors into an arm stretch for the win. Third Fall: Bengala submits Cholo with an arm stretch. 

Winners: Sonic and Bengala

Sanely, Mystique, and La Guerrera vs Tiffany, La Seductora, and La Metalica

Metalica and Guerrera start off with some grappling. They do some pretty acrobatic spots as well. Mystique comes in with Tiffany next and they do some grappling exchanges and transitions. They start to trade moves until Mystique hits an arm drag then drop kick. Seductora and Sanely go at it and Sanely gets the better of her. It ends up with all the women in the ring. Tiffany and Metalica go to the outside. Mystique and Guerrera get pulled out and then Seductora gets Sanely in a full nelson stretch. First Fall: Seductora submits Sanely with a full nelson stretch.

Guerrera gets teamed on to start this round off. They move their attack to Sanely. Sanely dodges an attack and her team makes a come back by hitting drop kicks. Mystique and Seductora trade strikes but Seductora hits a side walk slam then a drop kick. Guerrera comes in and Seductora kicks her. Guerrera gets in with Metalica and botches a couple of spots. But Metalica drop kicks her out. Sanely comes in with Tiffany and Tiffany shakes her by her hair then kicks her to her corner. Sanely knocks Seductora off the apron, then hits a splash off the apron. Tiffany gets Guerrera in a boston crab and then Metalica pins Mystique with a power bomb. Second Fall: Metalica pins Mystique with a power bomb.

Winners: Tiffany, La Seductora, and La Metalica

(Match Relampago) Super Astro Jr vs El Coyote

They engage and quickly grapple. Coyote gets the better of the exchanges, hitting a few arm drags. Coyote hits a flying elbow then hits a dive through the middle rope. Coyote brings him back in and works him over, hitting a fisherman’s suplex for a two count. Astro finally hits a hurricanrana and then feigns a dive. He catches Coyote circles the ring for a dive through the middle rope. Astro drop kicks Coyote off the apron then hits a moonsault off the top to the outside. Back in the ring Coyote counters a move into a power bomb then hits a senton for a two count. Astro kicks Coyote in the corner for a two count. Back on the top rope Astro hits a top rope victory roll for a two count. Back on the top rope Coyote hits a double arm suplex on Astro and pins him. Coyote pins Super Astro Jr with a double arm suplex off the top.

Winner: El Coyote

Rey Cometa, Triton, and Fuego vs El Sagrado, Misterioso, and Kawato San

Fuego starts out against Misterioso and we haven’t seen Fuego in some time. I think he’s been a little upset with his position on the card. They start wrestling on the ground. They go for a few minutes until Triton and Kawato join the fray. Triton gets him down into a stretch hold but Kawato quickly transitions out of it. Sagrado and Cometa come in next and they ramp up the speed a bit. Sagrado catches him and slams him stopping Cometa’s momentum. Only briefly though as Cometa gets up and hits a hurricanrana, then hits another one off the apron. Kawato and Fuego fight on the outside as does Triton and Misterioso. In the ring Sagrado reverses a DDT attempt into a suplex for the fall. First Fall: Sagrado pins Cometa with a suplex.

This round begins with Triton getting teamed on then taken out. They then beat on Fuego. They go to set up a triple team move on Rey Cometa but Fuego and Triton sneak behind the other two for school boys and Cometa gets Misterioso with a victory roll. Second Fall: Rey Cometa pins Misterioso with a victory roll.

Kawato and Triton exchange strikes to start the round. Triton gets Kawato to the outside and then hits a pose. Fuego is in next with Misterioso and Fuego uses his quickness and agility to get the advantage. Cometa comes in with Sagrado and the tale is the same, he uses his quickness to his advantage until he hits a sunset flip that Sagrado stops with an elbow. Kawato comes in and hits a german suplex on Cometa but Fuego breaks up the pin. Fuego and Kawato exchange school boys for two counts. Misterioso comes in and drop kicks Fuego to the outside then hits a pose. Kawato hits a unique underhook slam on Triton for the pin. Fuego tricks Sagrado to the outside and then hits an over the top rope dive on him. In the ring Cometa hits a tornado splash on Misterioso but Misterioso shakes it off and catches in him a neck breaker for the win. Third Fall: Misterioso pins Cometa with a neck breaker

Winners: El Sagrado, Misterioso, and Kawato

Blue Panther, Titan, and Soberano vs Shocker, Rey Bucanero (Nitro), and Hechicero

They all stare each other down in the ring to start the match. Panther starts out with Nitro and they start to do some wrestling. I’ve pointed it out before but he’s 58 years old and he moves really well. Shocker comes in during their exchange which causes everyone else to come in and posture. Hechicero comes in with Titan and works him over with holds and strikes. They start to grapple and while Hechicero has him in a hold he unties the mask. Shocker comes in with Soberano and uses his size to his advantage. Hechicero attacks Titan on the apron and they stomp out Soberano. Titan and Soberano get back in the ring and work a pinning combination on Nitro and Hechicero respectively for the pin. First Fall: Soberano pins Hechicero with a pinning combination.

Hechicero starts with Blue Panther and he puts Panther on the top. But Panther hits a hurricanrana. He goes for a dive but Shocker intercepts. Afterwards Shocker holds Soberano for a double team attack but Soberano moves and Hechicero kicks Shocker. Soberano then hits a head scissors on Shocker then an arm drag on Hechicero. Titan gets in with Nitro and he takes him out but Hechicero comes in and they strike each other. Titan then gains momentum and takes everyone out. Hechicero works over Blue Panther, then Shocker takes out Titan and Soberano. Sobernao tries to go for a sunset flip power bomb on Hechicero when he comes back in but it gets reversed into a power bomb for the pin. Shocker then suplexes Titan and then hits an elbow drop from the top rope for the fall. Second Fall: Shocker pins Titan with an elbow drop.

Hechicero and Soberano brawl up the ramp to start the round. They team up on Blue Panther and he tries to fight back but it doesn’t work so well. They take on Titan after Panther gets taken out. Soberano and Titan kick Hechicero and Nitro to the outside and then they hit dives. Panther and Shocker square off and Panther gets him in a Ki lock for the win. Third Fall: Blue Panther beats Shocker with a Ki Lock. 

Winners: Blue Panther, Titan, and Soberano

Volador Jr, Niebla Roja, and Angel de Oro vs Sanson, Cuatrero, and Forastero

Roja locks up with Forastero and starts to grapple. After a few minutes of grappling Roja hits an arm drag to the ramp and chases Forastero up the ramp where Sanson jumps him from behind. Cuatrero attacks Volador and Angel de Oro in the mean time. They kick Volador to the outside and team up on a returning Roja. After they take him out again Sanson taunts Volador to come in and it leads to Cuatrero submitting Volador with the inverted bear hug. First Fall: Cuatrero submits Volador with an inverted bear hug.

They continue teaming on Volador to start the round. They take him out and move to working over Angel de Oro. Roja tries hard to fight back but enjoys up getting stomped out. Volador dodges a double team attack and hits a hurricanrana on Sanson to the outside. Oro and Roja then come in and Roja flips Oro, then Oro launches Roja into a double drop kick on Forastero and Cuatrero. Then Oro and Roja hit dives through the middle rope on them. In the ring, Volador hits a super kick then back stabber on Sanson for the fall. Second Fall: Volador pins Sanson with a back stabber.

Cuatrero postures with Oro to start. He acts like he’s going to engage then runs away. So Oro takes out Forastero quick, then uses his agility to take out Sanson and Cuatrero. Roja comes in next and he goes chest to chest with Forastero. Forastero tags out to Cuatrero. He takes out Cuatrero then uses his agility to make Forastero hit Sanson by accident. Volador comes in hot as well taking Cuatrero out with a super kick, and then hitting a hurricanrana on Sanson followed by an over the top rope dive. In the ring, Oro hits a victory roll into a jumping leg drop on Cuatrero. Then he moves him close to the ropes and Niebla Roja on the top with Forastero, slams him on Cuatrero for the win. Third Fall: Niebla Roja slams Forastero off the top rope onto Cuatrero for the win.

Winners: Volador Jr, Angel de Oro, and Niebla Roja

Arena Mexico Friday

Star Jr and Robin vs Espanto Jr and Akuma

Star Jr and Akuma start out fighting for position, trying to take the other down. Espanto comes in to work over Star Jr. Robin comes in to take on Espanto quickly after and they start grappling on the ground. They hung Robin in the tree of woe and Mije hit a drop kick on him. Akuma gets Star Jr in a swing and Espanto hit him with a drop kick. Akuma hit a power bomb on Robin and then Espanto hit an elbow drop for the fall. First Fall: Espanto pins Robin with an elbow drop.

Mije hit a splash on Star Jr to start the round and Espanto and Akuma worked him over. They hang Robin in the tree of woe for a triple drop kick but Mije’s timing was off. Star Jr fights back against the double team, hitting a tornado dive on Espanto. Robin then hit a hurricanrana on Espanto. Robin hit a springboard hurricanrana on Akuma then Star hit a springboard frog splash for the pin. Star runs off Robin’s back and hit a drop kick on Espanto for the pin. Second Fall: Star Jr pins Espanto with a shot gun drop kick in the corner.

Star fights against the double team using his agility to hit head scissors on both guys, and then he hits a pose. Robin comes in and he takes out Espanto and Akuma and then poses. But when they get back in the ring, Espanto catches Star Jr with a canadian destroyer for the pin. Akuma hits Robin with a pop up power bomb for the win. Third Fall: Akuma pins Robin with a pop up power bomb.

Winners: Espanto Jr and Akuma

Kaho Kobayashi, Princesa Sugehit, and Lluvia vs Dalys, Amapola, and Reyna Isis

The women stare each other down to start the match, but the two who start the match are Lluvia and Dalys. They do some grappling but it’s not very fast. Lluvia hits a head scissors on Dalys which brings Kobayashi in to work with Dalys. Kobayashi starts out quick but Dalys evens it out. Kobayashi hits a missile drop kick, then a shining wizard which brings Isis is. Isis hits a drop kick on her which brings Sugehit in. Sugehit gets some offense in and then pulls at Isis’ mask. Isis then pulls at Sugehit’s hair. Sugehit then does a hair drag which brings Amapola in. Isis and Dalys try to team on Sugehit but she dodges the attack. Sugehit, Lluvia, and Kaho then team on Dalys a bit. Lluvia hits a shotgun drop kick on Dalys then Kaho came from behind and did a unique school boy pinning combination. First Fall: Kaho Kobayashi pinned Dalys with a school boy.

Amapola and Lluvia go back and forth to start this round. Lluvia gets taken out and then Sugehit gets teamed on briefly. Afterwards Dalys power bombs Kaho for the pin and then Amapola hit a face buster on Sugehit for the fall. Second Fall: Amapola pins Sugehit with a face buster.

They team up on Sugehit to start this round off. They take out Lluvia then team up on Kaho. A come back gets made and Lluvia hits a dive on Dalys on the outside and then Sugehit got Amapola in an arm lock for the submission and Kaho pins Isis with a pinning combination. Third Fall: Kaho Kobayashi pins Reyna Isis with a pinning combination.

Winners: Kaho Kobayashi, Princesa Sugehit, and Lluvia

Atlantis, Niebla Roja, and Atlantis Jr vs Villano IV, Mephisto, El Hijo del Villano III

Mephisto starts with Roja and they do some brief grappling until Villano III’s son squares off with Atlantis Jr. The son’s of the two father’s who had a great rivalry. They roll around and trade some pinning combinations. After they engage there’s a brawl and Atlantis Sr gets teamed up on. Hijo Villano hits a guillotine leg drop on Atlantis Jr. They beat on Atlantis then Hijo Villano hits a splash on Atlantis for the pin. First Fall: Hijo Del Villano III pins Atlantis with a splash off the top.

The round starts with Mephisto working over Atlantis. A power bomb gets hit on Roja and he kicks out. Atlantis Jr makes a come back drop kicking Villano III to the outside, then he hits an over the top rope dive. Roja then gets Mephisto in a stretch submission for the fall. Second Fall: Niebla Roja submitted Mephisto with a stretch submission.

Hijo Villano starts the round with Atlantis Jr and they get the crowd into it. Atlantis Jr hits a head scissors on Hijo Villano and then hit back breakers on Villano and Mephisto then kicks Villano IV to the outside. Atlantis then gets in with Mephisto and they trade strikes and then Atlantis hits a monkey flip. Hijo Villano gets in with Roja and taunts him but Roja gets him out with a basement drop kick. Roja takes out Mephisto and then hits an over the top rope dive on him and then in the ring Atlantis gets Villano IV in an abdominal stretch and Atlantis Jr gets Hijo Villano in the torture rack for the win. Third Fall: Atlantis Jr submits Hijo del Villano III with the torture rack.

Winners: Atlantis, Niebla Roja, and Atlantis Jr

Mistico, Volador Jr, and Flyer vs Ultimo Guerrero, Templario, and Euforia

Flyer starts out with Euforia and they get to the ground fast and trade submissions. Mistico comes in next with Templario and they go back and forth briefly. Volador comes in to work on Ultimo but he gets taken out quick. Mistico gets drop kicked off the apron. Templario and Euforia hit a press slam off the top on Flyer but the ref DQs them. I guess for excessive beating? Ref got tired of them being in the ring illegally? I don’t know. First Fall: Flyer wins by DQ I guess excessive beating against ref warning. 

Euforia hits a back breaker to start the round. They then do the Los Guerrero’s triple team spot against the barricade except on the ramp. They do it in the ring to Volador. Then they do it in the traditional spot on Flyer. They stand on Volador’s back for some team up move then Mistico does a hurricanrana off the top. Flyer gets thrown and launched into the ring but his leg gets caught up in the ropes and he really hurts his leg. He’s sliding away from the ring. Volador and Mistico then hit dives to opposite corners. Volador hits a top rope hurricanrana on Euforia for the pin. Mistico hits a canadian destroyer on Templario for the fall. Second Fall: Mistico pins Templario with a canadian destroyer.

They have real paramedics out there putting Flyer on the stretcher and he’s not selling this, he’s crying and Volador is walking to the back with him during the break to check on him with the paramedics. I mean the match is over so they’re going to the back anyway but he didn’t posture in the ring like Mistico did.

Winners: Mistico, Volador Jr, and Flyer

(First Phase of the Champion of the Universe Tournament) Caristico vs El Terrible vs Dragon Lee vs Cavernario vs El Valiente vs Gran Guerrero vs Stuka Jr vs Forastero

Champion of the Universe is a very strong honor. Match starts out with brawling. Everyone trying to eliminate each other. Stuka is the first eliminated in the battle royal. Terrible and Gran Guerrero get dumped out next. Valiente follows with Dragon Lee. Cavernario dumps Forastero out. The last two are Caristico and Cavernario. Match order was set by elimination.

Stuka Jr vs El Terrible

Terrible starts the match being physical with Stuka but Stuka dodges an attack to bring Terrible to the outside and then hits a dive through the middle rope. He then hits an asai moonsault. Back in the ring Stuka uses acrobatics to get Terrible in a pinning combination for a two. Stuka goes for a moonsault but Terrible gets the legs up, then he hits a top rope splash for the win. Terrible wins with a top rope splash.

Winner: Terrible

Gran Guerrero vs El Valiente

Gran attacks Valiente during his entrance to get the jump on him. Or to save time. Valiente dodges an attack and Guerrero falls out of the ring and Valiente hits a run up moonsault to the outside. Back in the ring they do some acrobatics and then Valiente hits an arm drag to the outside and then he hits a dive through the middle rope. A diving head butt it looked like on replay. Back in the ring Guerrero goes to the top and Valiente hits an arm drag. Guerrero lifts him, but Valiente reverses it into a lung blower for a 2. Guerrero hits a choke slam on Valiente for a two count. He then hits a sit out death valley driver from the top for the win. Gran Guerrero pins Valiente with a sit out death valley driver from the top.

Winner: Gran Guerrero

Dragon Lee vs Forastero

The match starts out really quick with Forastero hitting a dive on Lee. Forastero brings him back in the ring and hits the corner drop kick for a two count. Forastero rolls to the outside and Lee hits a dive over the top. Back in the ring Lee rolls into a drop kick. Forastero gets up and hits a sit out power bomb. Lee hits a snap german suplex into a knee, into his flip up sit out slam for the win. Dragon Lee wins with a flip up sit out slam.

Winner: Dragon Lee

Caristico vs Cavernario

Match starts out quick with some fighting on the apron. Cavernario kicks Caristico off and then hits a run up dive on him. Back in the ring Caristico hits a hurricanrana then a dive through the middle rope. Back in the ring again and Cavernario hits the arm ducked suplex for a two count. He hits the slingshot splash for two as well. Caristico hits a head scissors take over, then runs at Cavernario and he dodges. Cavernario runs at Caristico but he gets his feet up. Caristico then gets him in the Fujiwara arm bar for the win. Caristico submits Cavernario with a Fujiwara arm bar.

Winner: Caristico

El Terrible vs Gran Guerrero

Guerrero trips Terrible on the apron and then kicks him off to start. Then he hits an over the top rope dive. Guerrero smashes the barricade on Terrible and throws him back in the ring. Guerrero hits a power slam for a two count. Terrible finally gets him in the corner and strikes him multiple times. Guerrero hits the sit out death valley driver off the top but Terrible kicked out. Terrible then gets him in a leg lock for the win. El Terrible beats Gran Guerrero with a leg lock.

Winner: El Terrible

Dragon Lee vs Caristico

Dragon Lee starts out stomping Caristico and pulling his mask, then Caristico reverses him and pulls at Lee mask. Caristico gets Lee out of the ring, then hits a dive through the middle rope which sends Lee into the crowd. He brings him back in the ring for a two count. Lee hits a hurricanrana to the outside from the apron. They get back in the ring and Lee goes to the top but Caristico runs up and hits a Spanish fly. When then get back up Lee hits his flip up sit out slam for the win. Dragon Lee pins Caristico with a flip up sit out slam.

Winner: Dragon Lee

Dragon Lee vs El Terrible

Terrible comes out immediately and starts to work over Lee while he’s selling. Lee goes for his hurricanrana on the apron but Terrible hits a power bomb on the apron. Terrible works over Lee on the outside. Lee moves out of the way of a corner attack and then shotgun drop kicks Terrible out the ring then hits a dive through the middle rope. They get back in the ring and exchange strikes. Lee hits a sit out power bomb for a two count. Terrible hits a styles clash for a two count. They go to the top and fight and Lee hits the double stomp for a two count. Terrible hits a double power bomb but Lee kicks out. Terrible goes to the top but Lee runs up and hits an arm drag for a close two count. Lee goes for a roll up but Terrible sits on it and holds the ropes for the three. Terrible steals his mask after the match. Terrible wins with a pinning combination.

Winner: El Terrible


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