CMLL Arena Mexico Tuesday
Aereo and Acero vs Mercurio and Pequeno Violencia
Aereo starts with Violencia and they do some grappling. Aereo hits a nice hurricanrana taking him out of the ring. Mercurio and Acero then come in. They lock up and do some grappling as well. Acero hits a drop kick taking him out of the ring. He hits some arm drags on Violencia but he fights back and knocks him out of the ring. They go for a double team attack but it’s ducked, so Areco takes advantage and hits a lionsualt on Mercurio for the pin. Aereo hits an elbow drop on Violencia as well. First Fall: Aereo pins Violencia with an elbow drop.
Acero and Mercurio start the second fall in the ring. Acero gets the better of him, hitting a few arm drags, then a hurricanrana to the outside and then feigns a dive. Violencia and Aereo then come in, and exchange spots. They start to double Aereo and eventually Violencia submits him with a stretch. Then they hit a double spine buster on Acero then a splash and leg drop by Mercurio for the fall. Second Fall: Mercurio pins Acero with a leg drop.
Mercurio starts with Aereo to start the third round. He kicked him in the butt and then posed bringing in Violencia and Acero. He gets disposed of bringing in Aereo who gets beat on. Acero makes his way back in and launches Aereo into Mercurio for a drop kick. Violencia then kicks him out of the ring. Aereo gets back into the ring and hits a fireman’s carry on Mercurio and goes for a moonsault, but Mercurio gets his feet up and pins him. Third Fall: Mercurio pins Aereo after getting his feet up on a moonsault.
Winners: Mercurio and Pequeno Violencia
Super Astro Jr, Principe Diamante, and Pegasso vs Cancerbero, Nitro, and Sangre Azteca
Astro and Nitro start out working a fast pace. He gets nitro out of the ring fairly quick and then feigns a dive and hits a pose. This brings in Cancerbero and Pegasso. They do a few acrobatic spots and moves. They go to the outside but Cancerbero backs off and asks for a time out. This brings in Diamante and Azteca. Diamante hits a few arm drags. He gets a flying head scissors reversed and this brings Astro back in. They then dispose of him and grab Pegasso and hold him in place while Azteca drop kicks him in the butt from the top. Then Nitro submits him with a single leg boston crab. First Fall: Nitro submits Pegasso with a single leg boston crab.
They start the second round triple teaming Diamante trying to remove his mask. He gets beat on and disposed of bringing in Pegasso. They start to make a come back and Astro hits a head scissor take over from the top then feigns a dive but after that he gets beat on. But then he makes his own comeback again hitting a drop kick on Azteca. Nitro finally hip tosses him over the ropes to the ramp. Pegasso goes to the top but gets drop kicked by Azteca and then Nitro goes for the pin for the win. Second Fall: Nitro pins Pegasso after a drop kick by Azteca.
Winners: Cancerbero, Nitro, and Sangre Azteca
Black Panther, Blue Panther, and Blue Panther Jr vs Misterioso, El Felino, and Tiger
Misterioso wants to face Blue Panther first so he obliges. The grapple on the ground to start. They lock up and grapple a few times and exchange pinning holds until they hit a stale mate. Black Panther and Tiger are tagged in. They start to work a much faster pace. They quickly get out though bringing in Blue Panther Jr and Felino. Panther Jr hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker on everyone, then gets Felino in a head scissors submission for the fall. First Fall: Blue Panther Jr submits Felino with a head scissor submission.
Black Panther and Felino start this fall off. It doesn’t take long for Misterioso and Blue Panther to come in. But Jr insists he wants to face him. None of that lasts as Tiger interferes and then Felino beats Black Panther on the outside, and Tiger beats Panther Jr on the ramp. Misterioso then gets Blue Panther in a leg lock for the fall. Second Fall: Misterioso submits Blue Panther with a leg lock.
Third round starts with everybody brawling. They triple Blue Panther Jr in the corner and Tiger kicks him in the groin. Now they’re beating on Blue Panther as he tried to make the save. The ref isn’t letting the other teammates in to help but isn’t doing anything about the triple team. Finally Black Panther gets in to relieve some pressure, then Jr hits a double clothesline. Jr hits a cross body on both guys and Blue Panther helps him pin but the ref counts slow and Blue Panther complains to him.
Tiger and Blue Panther exchange rapid chops in the middle of the ring. Black Panther hits an inverted 619 then a big arm drag to the outside. He goes for a dive but Tiger gets back in and super kicks him then hits a dive on Panther to the outside. Finally Blue Panther is left in the ring with Felino. They go at it for a bit till the others get in. Misterioso hits a sit out neck breaker on Black Panther for the win. Third Fall: Misterioso pins Black Panther with a sit out neck breaker.
Winners: Misterioso, Tiger, and El Felino
WWE 24/7 Championship Results & Report! (7/20/19)
Stand back! There’s a Comic-Con coming through!
The WWE 24/7 Championship makes an SDCC debut!
As superheroes, super villains and super fans all converge in San Diego, watch as WWE icons collide! Who gets out of the convention with the title?
- WWE 24/7 Championship: R-Truth VS The Hurricane VS Drake Maverick; Truth wins and retains the WWE 24/7 Championship.
PLAY BY PLAY
WWE 24/7 Champion, R-Truth, appears for an interview!
What’s up, San Diego and IGN!? Truth sits with hosts Max Scoville and Sydnee Goodman and has been having a blast. he’s seen everything and everybody, but he just hopes no one recognized him. Truth being the 24/7 Champion, he had to stay incognito. Someone, anyone, everyone, they could take this title because it is defended at all times of the day. That is why it is the “48/7 7-11 TV” Championship. How has Truth been holding up? Well he can’t sleep, not even for a nap. He’s fought over this belt on a golf course, a tarmac, in a plane, and ruined one man’s wedding AND honeymoon. But don’t worry, Drake Maverick’s not constipated.
And now at SDCC, Truth has been able to slip through as a penguin! Pengi the penguin, noot noot! He got to shake hands and hang out with Darth Vader. Truth loves SDCC, it’s the bomb. But what else has Truth done while here? Chewbacca stared him down, but then Pikachu came along. The weather’s been a bit iffy, though. But wait! Is that…?! Yes! It is THE Hurricane!! Truth mentioned weather, so stand back, because there’s a hurricane coming through! Truth thinks this is a really great cosplay, but he’s a bit thick around the waist. Oh wow, what a great referee cosplay! He looks just like John Combs! But he’s blonde. No, wait, that’s… Nevermind. ROLL UP! TWO, but Hurricane runs away before Truth can retaliate. Because here comes Rockstar Banana, Drake Maverick! Roll up, TWO!!
Truth bails out before Maverick can attack again. Maverick vents! Truth has ruined Maverick’s life! His wedding, his honey moon, and he’s yet to consummate the marriage! Maverick is getting sick and tired of this! And then he realizes he’s on camera. Maverick gets up and runs off, but into the cameras! The signal goes down, but is Maverick too down in the dumps to get back up?
This title continues to be amazing! I was actually shocked Truth didn’t lose the title here, but him retaining is actually even more surprising. Great to see Hurricane again, even if it’s just for the gag of, “Oh, it’s Comic-Con, cosplay is everywhere.” Maverick is slowly breaking, and I love that he tied in the banana costume from when he showed up at the WWE Mattel panel during SDCC. Can’t wait to see reference to this on Raw.
Andrew’s G1 Climax 29 Ratings & Analysis: Night 6 B Block
Juice Robinson, Tomohiro Ishii and Jon Moxley come in at the top of the standings. How do we see B Block take shape?
Juice Robinson, Tomohiro Ishii and Jon Moxley come in at the top of the standings. How do we see B Block take shape?
This whole day is based around two major things:
Will Jay White or Tetsuya Naito get a win?
Will Moxley or Ishii kill one another?
Let’s find out!
- Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens vs Zack Sabre Jr & Yoshinobu Kanemaru: Fale wins via Grenade @4:50 – **
- Tomoaki Honma & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer: Archer wins via EBD Claw Hold @9:50 – **
- SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI vs KENTA, Kota Ibushi & Clark Connors: BUSHI wins via MX @9:02 – ** 1/2
- YOSHI-HASHI & Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay & Toa Henare: YOSHI wins via Fisherman Buster @8:45 – ** 1/4
- B Block: Shingo Takagi vs Taichi: Takagi wins via Last of the Dragon @14:40 – ****
- B Block: Jeff Cobb vs Juice Robinson: Cobb wins via Tour of the Islands @13:20 – *** 1/2
- B Block: Toru Yano vs Jay White: Yano wins via Brass Knuckle Low Blow/Roll-Up @3:05 – ** 1/2
- B Block: Tetsuya Naito vs Hirooki Goto: Naito wins via Destino @16:00 – *** 3/4
- B Block: Jon Moxley vs Tomohiro Ishii: Moxley wins via Deathrider @20:35 – **** 1/2
Well Fale tried to outsmart the Rainmaker in his last G1 match, and that didn’t go too well. So Sabre is being a whiny child, tried to step to Fale and for the most part, got brushed off. Fale isn’t really in a position to eat another loss, but it’s unusual for Sabre to be doing so poorly. I’m curious if Sabre continues this slide until maybe TAKA Michinoku returns to be his hype man, or Sabre gets off the schneid.
People, everybody dies. You know that, Lance knows that, Honma knows that…Kairi Sane knows that. This didn’t really add much to things except the undercurrent of a quiet Minoru Suzuki is scary for the whole world. Also – Everybody Dies!
Now that SANADA and EVIL have had their match, there is some symbiosis back on the LIJ undercards. KENTA and Kota teaming together was a cute call back, but nothing of heavy merit came from this match. BUSHI continues to rack up positive momentum during these tags, Clark Connors is impressive for an LA Dojo Young Lion. So decent match, but aside from EVIL and KENTA brawling after the match and SANADA and Ibushi having a rather civil fan support battle, nothing too important for the impending matches.
Okada and Ospreay did have the crowd hot, but aside from a small flourish, this was mostly YOSHI and Henare. Surprisingly, YOSHI-HASHI has put together a few pinfalls in the tag matches, so that tends to actually play a role in the second half story telling. Ospreay may be on his way to a big upset since even if Okada seems to be positioned to win A Block, he won’t make it through unscathed.
Now this was a fun match. It was a continuation of the Suzuki-Gun/LIJ drama, but Taichi has his own issues. Shingo is fighting as a Junior Heavyweight and Taichi moved up to Heavyweight last year, but was overlooked for the G1. So the fact that Shingo asks and gets in, yet Taichi moves up and was ignored has to bother him. With all of these little things eating through, Taichi brought out the Dangerous T that many of us have grown to love. Sure there was a brief moment of shenanigans with lovely Miho and the microphone stand, but 90% of the match was on the up and up. Pumping Bomber versus Axe Bomber was great, the callbacks to both of their mentors was wonderful and just generally speaking, when the Holy Emperor tries, those are great matches. Shingo getting the win won’t sit well with Taichi, but we’ve got plenty more time to see how this all falls.
Juice starts off the match in a 3 way tie for first, but Cobb really needs a win to legitimize his tournament. Being undefeated in ROH for about a year, as well as all his other accolades, he needs to stop losing. Cobb showed a little more fire than usual in this match and took it to Juice. Juice has been in hard hitting affairs all tournament and it looks like Juice might’ve finally hit the wall. Should be interesting to see if Juice flounders from here or if he recovers.
Well the Chaos revenge tour has another stop with Toru Yano and Jay White. Jay has not gotten off to a good start and it’s all his past decisions coming to bite him. This match…would be no different. Yano takes advantage of Gedo getting involved. Between Barbara Jean the turnbuckle pad and the brass knuckles from Gedo, Jay White’s nuts didn’t stand a chance. So Yano runs away with 2 more points and Jay’s pride…and other things…are a bit sore.
Goto started off the tournament looking like a new man, Naito has also looked different, but for different reasons. Naito sitting in the basement with zero points and Goto with the renewed sense of purpose makes for an odd dynamic. This match is one of their usual ones, where it’s quick bursts, hard hitting and a few solid false finishes. However, at multiple points Naito’s usual tranquilo is shaken and you can see him show levels of concern. Goto being the one with the power in the match, makes for some unique interactions. Naito does pull off the win, but it’s not for Goto’s lack of trying and kicking out of one running Destino. Naito finally gets some points, but it’s nothing near dominant enough to breathe a sigh of relief.
Moxley versus Ishii was the insane hard hitting match we expected. Ishii even flew. He hit a splash on Moxley through a table. The Stone Pitbull flew. Yes I realize there is a callback to Masato Tanaka in that move, but you don’t understand, Ishii flew. Anyway, the beauty of Red Shoes as a referee is he understands each wrestlers personality, so he gives them a little more leash to do what they like to do. Moxley used weapons, Ishii egged it on, there were huge strikes, Ishii’s torpedo style rising headbutts and just good violence. This was a bar fight and no one was upset. Moxley getting the win was a little surprising since most of us assume he won’t be available for many if any later dates once AEW TV starts up. This was just a nice change of pace for the usual New Japan and/or Strong Style match.
Overall Score: 7.75/10
With a great Taichi match and Moxley changing the pace, this show was definitely something to behold. Jay White’s continued spiral is more amusing than Sabre’s since this seems like retribution where Sabre is just a punk bitch when he loses. Even with an uneventful undercard, the main Block matches kept everything moving upward and onward.
With Moxley as the sole 3-0, who unseats the Death Rider?
B Block Standings:
- Jon Moxley – 3-0 (6 Points)
- Toru Yano – 2-1 (4 Points)
- Tomohiro Ishii – 2-1 (4 Points)
- Juice Robinson – 2-1 (4 Points)
- Shingo Takagi – 2-1 (4 Points)
- Jeff Cobb – 1-2 (2 Points)
- Tetsuya Naito – 1-2 (2 Points)
- Hirooki Goto – 1-2 (2 Points)
- Taichi – 1-2 (2 Points)
- Jay White – 0-3 (0 Points)