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CMLL New Year shows! Joe lets us know how they kicked of 2019!

Arena Mexico Tuesday New Years Show

Robin and Arkalis vs Grako and El Coyote

Grako and Arkalis lock up to start the show off and trade standing submission holds. They trade arm drags and then go to the outside and tell each other to get back in. Coyote and Robin are in next and they do some acrobatic exchanges. They hit a stale mate and then both pose to the crowd. They team up on Robin until Grako gets him in a leg lock submission. Coyote gets Arkalis in a stretch submission for the fall. First Fall: Coyote submits Arkalis with a stretch submission.

Grako and Coyote start the round out teaming up on Robin. Robin makes a come back, hitting a hurricanrana on Coyote. Arkalis gets Grako in a blue thunder bomb for the pin. Arkalis then slams Coyote and Robin hits a swanton bomb for the fall. Second Fall: Robin pins Coyote with a swanton bomb.

Arkalis starts off on fire against Grako getting the better of him. Grako and Coyote team up on Arkalis, however, and Grako hits an elbow drop on him for the pin. Coyote then hits a top rope frog splash on Robin for the win. Third Fall: Coyote pins Robin with a frog splash.

Winners: Grako and El Coyote

Lluvia, La Jarochita, and La Avispa Dorada vs Dayls, Amapola, and La Seductora

Seductora and Dorada start out with some grappling. Seductora is dressed like a police woman. Amapola and Jarochita come in next and Amapola works her over. Jarochita hits a hurricanrana followed by an arm drag, then knees to the corner. Amapola falls out of the ring, then Jarochita poses. Dayls is in next with Lluvia and they go back and forth until Dayls ties her up in the ropes and hits a drop kick. There’s now chaos in the ring and it concludes when Lluvia counters Dayls with a bulldog for the fall. First Fall: Lluvia pins Dayls with a bulldog.

Dorada and Seductora start the round out with Seductora getting the quick advantage. Dorada counters by hitting a few head scissors then a drop kick. Jarochita comes in and is greeted with a double team by Dayls and Amapola. She’s held on the ropes and Amapola hits her with a drop kick. They move their attack to Dorada and she gets teamed on now. Seductora gets Jarochita with an arm stretch submission. Amapola hits a tiger face buster on Dorada for the fall. Second Fall: Amapola pins Dorada with a tiger face buster.

Third round starts with Lluvia getting teamed up on. Dorada, Jarochita, and Lluvia hit drop kicks and then Dorada dives over the top on Dayls. Seductora then leaps off the top rope onto them. Jarochita then hits a middle rope dive on the pile. Amapola then hits a middle rope flip onto the pile. Lluvia goes to dive off the apron but Dayls catches her and brings her back into the ring. Lluvia hits a drop kick on Dayls and goes for a pin, but it’s just a two count. Dayls catches her and hits a swinging side walk slam for the win. Third Fall: Dayls wins hitting a swinging side walk slam on Lluvia. 

Winners: Dayls, Amapola, and La Seductora

(Hair and Mask vs Hair and Mask) Akuma and Camorra vs Yago and Hijo del Signo

Match starts with a brawl. Signo dives on Camorra and Akuma does a middle rope dive to take out Yago. In the ring now, Akuma and Camorra team up on Signo. Yago grabs Camorra’s leg to make them fail a double team attack. Signo then hits a victory roll on Akuma for the pin. He then spine busters and puts Camorra in a leg lock for the fall. First Fall: Hijo del Signo submits Camorra with a leg lock.

They brawl on the outside to start this round off. Yago suplexed Camorra in the crowd area and now they’re teaming up on Akuma. A double drop kick is hit on Akuma while he’s tied up in the ropes. Akuma dodges a double team attack, where Signo drop kicks Yago. Signo then does a springboard attack which Akuma counters with a drop kick for the pin. Camorra comes in and hits an arm drag on Yago into a rings of saturn for the submission. Second Fall: Camorra submits Yago with a rings of saturn.

They’re again brawling on the outside to start this round. Camorra and Akuma work on Signo and hit a double drop kick in the corner while he hangs on the tree of woe. This match has gotten very sloppy this round. The crowd isn’t really into it, which I guess makes sense. It’s a mask and hair match involving undercard guys. Yago and Signo regain some momentum after a double team attack went wrong for Camorra and Akuma. Signo goes to the outside and Akuma hits a middle rope dive on him. Camorra then hits a splash off the top on him as well. Yago then does a dive over the top. Akuma then leaps over the ref and performs a dive. To no crowd reaction.

Akuma hits a power bomb on Yago but Signo breaks up the count. Akuma hits a muscle buster on Signo, then goes for a power bomb but Signo reverses it into a hurricanrana. Camorra breaks up the pin. Camorra gets Signo in a very sloppy pin but Yago breaks it up. Yago hits a brain buster on Camorra which looked like a 3 but I guess it wasn’t. Signo goes for a middle rope dive on Akuma but Akuma grabs him mid air and throws him into the barricade. That looked nasty. Akuma drapes Yago on the barricade then hits a drop kick on him. A doctor is checking in on Camorra and they have a neck brace on him. In the ring Akuma pins Signo with a tiger pile driver.

So now Yago and Akuma are squaring off. I guess everyone’s gonna have to get pinned. As it turns out Camorra was pinned before, but it’s hard to tell with these potato refs. In the ring Akuma rips Yago’s mask in half. Luckily he didn’t rip it apart like last time. The fans are finally starting to kind of get into it as the last round goes on. They go to the top and Yago hits him with I guess a face buster but Akuma landed on his knees cause they were high enough, but alas he wins with it. Third Fall: Yago pins Akuma with a face buster off the top.

Luis Florence Martinez appears to be Akuma’s real name. Luis Martinez for sure. Might be off on the middle name.

Winners: Hijo del Signo and Yago

Kraneo, Volcano, and Hijo Del LA Park vs Villano IV, Hijo del Villano III, and El Felino

Poor Hijo del LA Park has to team with Kraneo and Volcano. Hijo Villano III and Park start out, let’s hope Hijo Villano is better than the last time he was here. They’re trading impressive acrobatic spots and it’s very smooth. Hijo Villano looks much better already than last time. Now in comes Volcano and Villano IV. It doesn’t last long as Felino comes in to beat on him as well. Kraneo and Park come in to fight them off. The ring gets cleared with Villano IV and Kraneo left. Felino and Villano IV get sandwiched by Volcano and Kraneo and then they put them in a double submission. Park then hits a reverse cradle pile driver on Hijo Villano for the fall. First Fall: Hijo Del LA Park pins Hijo del Villano III with a reverse cradle pile driver.

Park starts the round with Villano IV. Hijo Villano comes in and Park gets the better of him this time. Villano IV tries to enter the ring, then trips on the ropes. Fans laugh. IV clearly pissed, just tags in Felino. Volcano comes in and takes out Felino with an arm drag. IV now successfully enters the ring now. IV holds Volcano so Hijo can hit him but Volcano dodges and Hijo hits Villano IV. Volcano then hits Hijo with a shotgun drop kick. Felino tries to scoop slam Kraneo and he can’t because Kraneo is simply too fat. Hijo Villano comes in and hits a sunset flip on Kraneo, then moves to avoid the squash attack. Felino and Villano IV then double suplex him, and Hijo hits a top rope splash. Followed by a senton by IV and Felino for the pin. Second Fall: Hijo del Villano III pins Kraneo with a double suplex, followed by a top rope splash and then two sentons from Felino and Villano IV.

Kraneo gets teamed up on to start this round. They continue their attack on Park, hitting a drop kick to his inner thigh. Then they perform a 3 man back drop on Volcano. Hijo Villano hits a top rope hurricanrana on Kraneo. He must have some strong legs. Hijo Park hits a back breaker on Hijo Villano to make the come back. Park then hits a middle rope dive on Villano III. Kraneo hits a hip attack on Felino. Volcano hits a top rope splash on Villano IV and then Kraneo hits one of Felino. Third Fall: Kraneo pins Felino with a top rope splash. 

Winners: Kraneo, Volcano, and Hijo del LA Park

Fenix, Pentagon Jr, and Dragon Lee vs Cuatrero, Forastero, and Templario

Finally we see the return of Fenix. Dragon Lee and Templario start out the match and they start out hot with acrobatic moves. No chain wrestling here. Lee hits a drop kick on him and goes for a dive but Forastero kicks him to the outside. This match has broken down fast as it turns into them trading spots and brawling. Templario hits a drop kick to Lee’s inner thigh on the outside. Penta and Fenix are brought into the ring and they both get thrown into the corner. Cuatrero then launches Forastero into both of them for the pin. First Fall: Forastero pins Pentagon after being launched into him and Fenix.

Cuatrero power bombs Dragon Lee in the crowd area to start round 2. They team up on Fenix and Pentagon in the ring now. Dragon Lee hits a rolling drop kick on Cuatrero to make a come back, then hits a dive over the top rope on him. Fenix and Pentagon hit multiple strikes on Forastero and Templario. Then they do a double team move where Penta slams Fenix on to them for the pin. Second Fall: Pentagon and Fenix pin Templario and Forastero when Pentagon slammed Fenix on them.

Pentagon tries his cero miedo pose on Templario but Templario isn’t having any of it. Pentagon drop kicks him to the outside, then Forastero kicks Penta to the outside. Lee and Forastero exchange strikes until Cuatrero comes in to break it up and hit a slam on Lee. Fenix breaks that up, then gets Cuatrero to the top and hits the double stomp to the back of the head. In the ring Pentagon hits the Pentagon driver on Templario but Forastero breaks it up. Cuatrero hits a big german suplex on Lee. Penta comes from behind and hits a back stabber. Templario then hits a power bomb lung blower on Penta. Fenix then takes out the rest with strikes and everyone’s laid out. Templario and Forastero roll to the outside but Penta hits an over the top rope dive on them which leads to Fenix hitting a run up the ropes moonsault to the outside. In the ring it’s Dragon Lee and Cuatrero. Cuatrero gets Lee on the top rope but Lee counters it and hits the double stomp while Cuatrero is hung up in the ropes for the win. Third Fall: Dragon Lee defeats Cuatrero with a double stomp in the ropes.

Post match Pentagon and Fenix beat on Dragon Lee. This is probably because Lee threw Pentagon out of the ring earlier because he was in the way. Don’t mess with the lucha bros. Penta takes off Lee’s mask.

Winners: Fenix, Pentagon Jr, and Dragon Lee

Caristico vs Ultimo Guerrero

Guerrero attacks Caristico during the introductions. He presses Caristico and throws him into the barricade on the outside. Guerrero continues to work him over until Caristico hits a hurricanrana on him. He then dives to the outside, hitting another one. Back in the ring Caristico hits the head scissors into a Fujiwara arm bar for the first fall. First Fall: Caristico submits Guerrero with a Fujiwara arm bar. 

They begin round two each posturing to the crowd. Crowd’s hot for this match despite having a crazy match before it. Caristico lands a head scissors to the outside and follows up with a middle rope dive. He goes back in the ring and hits another middle rope dive. Caristico places Guerrero on the top rope but he’s reversed into a face buster. Caristico kicks out, however. He gets him to the top again and gets reversed again into a power bomb. However, Caristico kicks out again. This time he gets him to the top rope and successfully hits a hurricanrana. Guerrero throws Caristico in the air then hits a mule kick to the groin in front of the ref. Ref stares at him like come on. Guerrero then clotheslines the ref. Second Fall: Caristico wins via DQ.

Winner: Caristico

Arena Mexico Friday

Stuka, Guerrero Maya, and Rey Cometa vs Templario, Gran Guerrero, and Ephesto

Cometa and Ephesto start grappling to begin the match. Maya comes in next with Templario who is in his Los Guerrero’s gear for this match. They grapple as well and then stare off after they hit a stale mate. Stuka and Gran are in next and they hit a few transition moves on each other. Stuka hits a power slam for a two count. Chaos breaks out and it concludes with Gran Guerrero hitting a sit out death valley driver for the fall. First Fall: Gran Guerrero hits a sit out death valley from the top rope on Stuka.

They team up on Cometa to start the round off. Gran trips Maya on the apron then drop kicks him off. They slam Ephesto on Stuka and then posture to the crowd. Maya runs from Ephesto and Cometa hits a hurricanrana on him. Maya hits back breakers on Gran and Templario. Stuka then hits a top rope splash on Gran for the fall. Second Fall: Stuka pins Gran Guerrero with a top rope splash.

Ephesto and Maya do some posturing to begin round three. Maya is on fire as he takes out all three out them and then hits a pose. Cometa catches fire and hits a tornado arm drag like dive on Templario. Stuka comes in on fire and back breakers everyone. He shows some impressive athleticism on the ramp. Stuka, Maya, and Cometa all then hit dives at once on Gran, Templario, and Ephesto. Stuka hitting an asai moonsault. Back in the ring Ephesto hits a tombstone on Maya and Templario hits a power bomb on Cometa for the win. Third Fall: Templario pins Rey Cometa with a power bomb.

Winners: Templario, Gran Guerrero, and Ephesto

(Match Relampago) Titan vs Triton

They start the match doing some quick transitions and exchanging of moves. Titan catches Triton on the ropes with a hurricanrana and then hits an asai moonsault. Titan keeps spending time working on Triton in the ring. Working kinda heelish. Triton kicks his legs out from under him when Titan was posing. Triton then walks the ropes and hits a hurricanrana off the apron on Titan to the outside. When they get back in the ring Titan hits a dragon screw leg whip and gets him in a leg lock but Triton gets to the ropes. Titan goes to the top but Triton power bombs him off. He then hits a 450 for a close two count. Titan hits a dragon screw leg whip then gets into the most elaborate submission ever, which he turns into a pin for the win. Titan pins Triton with a very elaborate pinning combination.

Winner: Titan

Caristico, Volador, and El Valiente vs Ultimo Guerrero, Mephisto, and Euforia

Valiente and Euforia do some quick work and Caristico and Mephisto are in now. They work quick and Volador comes in with Ultimo and gets him out with a hurricanrana. Volador tricks Euforia to the outside and hits an asai moonsault. Valiente hits a run up the ropes moonsault on Mephisto. In the ring Caristico hits the head scissors to the Fujiwara arm bar. First Fall: Caristico submits Ultimo with a fujiwara arm bar.

Valiente was a house of fire and got everyone out. Caristico takes on Euforia and Ultimo and takes them out. He hits an arm drag on Mephisto then poses. Euforia and Valiente fight on the outside. Ultimo hits Caristico with a flapjack. They do the Los Guerrero’s triple team spot on Caristico and Volador. Caristico hits a running hurricanrana off the ramp. Valiente hits a middle rope dive. Caristico gets launched by Volador into a drop kick on Ultimo and Mephisto. Then they hit dives on them. In the ring Euforia kicks Valiente in the groin then takes off his mask. Second Fall: Valiente wins by DQ via groin shot and mask removal.

Winners: Caristico, Volador Jr, and El Valiente

Rush, El Terrible, and La Bestia del Ring vs Atlantis, Kraneo, and Volcano

The match starts in a brawl as you could imagine given it’s Los Ingobernables. Kraneo and Volcano get taken out fast so they go to triple Atlantis. They continue to beat on everybody until finally all three of them hit basement drop kicks on Atlantis and Rush pins him. First Fall: Rush pins Atlantis after a triple team basement drop kick.

They continue to triple team Volcano hitting him with another drop kick. They move onto Kraneo next. Finally the tide turns and Atlantis and Rush fight on the outside. In the ring Volcano and Kraneo sandwich Terrible and Bestia. Then Volcano hits a top rope splash on Terrible and Kraneo hits one on Bestia. Second Fall: Kraneo pins Bestia with a top rope splash.

Volcano and Bestia brawl up the ramp towards the stage. Rush removes his shirt then leaves the ring which frustrates Atlantis. Finally Kraneo gets in with Rush and then Terrible and Bestia attack from behind. Kraneo hits Rush with a shoulder block which sends him flying. He then splashes both Bestia and Terrible, then hits a leg drop on Terrible. They go to team Volcano but he fights back hitting a double arm drag on Bestia and Terrible. He knocks Rush out of the ring and then poses. Atlantis and Terrible are in next and Atlantis moves so Terrible hits Comandante. Atlantis then hip tosses everyone and hits back breakers. But Atlantis gets taken out and Terrible and Bestia hold Volcano’s feet and Rush hits the corner drop kick for the three. Rush and Terrible suplex Kraneo and Bestia hits a top rope senton for the win. Third Fall: Bestia pins Kraneo with a top rope senton.

Winners: Rush, El Terrible, and Bestia del Ring

Dragon Lee vs Cavernario

This should be wild. Lee quickly does Rush’s pose and Cavernario kicks him to stop it. Cavernario gets Lee to the outside then jumps up to the top and hits a cross body to the outsides. Cavernario hits his running splash in the ring for the first fall. First Fall: Cavernario pins Dragon Lee with a running splash. 

Cavernario continues to beat on him on the outside. Cavernario dumps Lee into the crowd, then goes into the ring to pose. He follows him and then whips him into the barricade. He continues to strike Lee against the announce table. Back in the ring he places Lee on the turnbucke and goes to untie his mask and take it off. He takes it off then puts it back on. The ref decides to DQ Cavernario for this. Second Fall: Dragon Lee wins this fall via mask removal.

In between rounds Cavernario rips at Dragon Lee’s mask, pulls it off and throws it on him. Lee hits a hurricanrana to start then hits a middle rope head butt dive, then gets back in the ring and hits a dive over the top. He’s a bat out of hell to start this third round. Lee hits a missile drop kick off the top for a two count. On the other side of the ring Lee hits another middle rope head butt dive. He sells his head as Cavernario is back in the ring before him. Lee still hits a corner drop kick then kicks Cavernario who does the worm. Lee ends up on the apron and gets knocked off. Cavernario does a middle rope dive, except he was running off the apron so he did it in between the turnbuckle. Impressive.

Cavernario goes for a razor’s edge which Lee reverses into a hurricanrana pinning combo. It’s just a 2 count after a slow count. Lee then hits a standing spanish fly into a pin for another two count. The ref is counting very slow. Cavernario is on the apron and Lee jumps over the ropes for a hurricanrana but Cavernario reverses it into a power bomb on the apron. Cavernario goes to the top but Lee meets him and trips him up in the ropes, then hits the double stomp on the apron. These two are going to kill themselves. Now as Cavernario gets back in the ring, Lee hits his leaping over the ropes hurricanrana to the floor. He brings him back in for a pin, but it’s a two count.

Lee goes to the top and Cavernario meets him up there hitting a superplex for a two count. Cavernario goes for a swanton bomb but misses. Lee trips his leg out in the corner and leaps over the ropes for a drop kick. Naito calls that move the Cabron Combination. The two then exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Cavernario hits a flipping DDT for another close two count. Crowd is going crazy for this match. Lee comes off the ropes and hits a Canadian destroyer for a close two count. Cavernario comes from behind Lee and gets him in his camel clutch stretch but Lee grabs the ropes. Cavernario goes for a superplex but Lee reverses him into the top rope double stomp. Cavernario gets the ropes. Lee then goes for a suplex where he flips him into a sit out slam for the win. Third Fall: Dragon Lee defeats Cavernario with a flipping sit out slam.

Winner: Dragon Lee

(Trios Championship match) Sanson, Cuatrero, and Forastero (Champs) vs Angel de Oro, Niebla Roja, and Soberano Jr

Soberano and Sanson start this match out with some standing grappling. Oro and Cuatrero come in and they do some fast paced grappling. It’s going to be tough to follow up from the last match. Let’s see what they can do. Oro gets Cuatrero out which brings in Roja and Forastero. They grapple on the ground trading some submissions. Soberano is back in with Sanson. He hits an arm drag to the outside and goes for a dive but Cuatrero and Forastero are there waiting for him. They then attack Roja and Oro and then hit middle rope dives on them. Soberano gets Sanson tied up in the ropes and then hits a lionsault on him. He then gets Sanson in a stretch submission for the fall. First Fall: Soberano submits Sanson with a stretch submission.

Oro starts the round out on fire taking on Sanson and Forastero. He throws Cuatrero to the outside with a head scissors then hits a pose. Sanson and Roja face off and then pose to the crowd. Cuatrero enters instead. Roja hits him with a basement drop kick to take him out. Sanson and Forastero keep trying to team on him but Roja makes them miss. Cuatrero comes in to try to bait him but Roja tags in Soberano. Forastero and Cuatrero try to team on Soberano but that fails too. He hits an arm drag on Cuatrero followed by a hurricanrana on Forastero. Roja is in with Sanson but Sanson quickly leaves and Roja follows causing him to get teamed on on the outside. Roja gets thrown into the crowd. In the ring Oro is getting picked apart now. Sanson and Cuatrero hit a double press slam followed by a Forastero drop kick. They then hit Soberano with a triple drop kick in the corner. Sanson gets Roja in a torture rack position then hits a sit out slam for the fall. Second Fall: Sanson pins Niebla Roja with a sit out Argentine power bomb fall.

To clarify, they called it an Argentine power bomb. They beat on Oro to start the final round. Oro makes a come back getting everyone out of the ring. Roja hits a dive on Forastero followed by Soberano hitting a back flip dive over the top on Cuatrero. Oro does a handspring back flip over the top on Sanson. Back in the ring Forastero and Sanson hit a side walk slam leg drop combo on Roja. Soberano breaks up the pin. Soberano kicks Sanson in the corner while trying a splash on the way down to Forastero but he botched it a bit. Roja gets Sanson in a Boston crab stretch but Sanson is able to escape. Oro and Roja go to double suplex Sanson off the top but Cuatrero and Forastero hit them with power bombs doing a tower of doom spot. Soberano goes for a top rope splash but Sanson gets his feet up.

Oro launches Roja into a drop kick on Forastero and Cuatrero. Roja does a flip dive and Oro does the golden moonsault to the outside. In the ring Sanson hits a back breaker for a two count. He does the Argentine power bomb, which they call a blue thunder bomb this time. It wasn’t that so I don’t know. Sanson goes to the top but Soberano pulls him off. He goes for a moonsault and lands on his feet as Sanson moves. He gets speared by Forastero. Oro gets Forastero in a submission but he lets go with Cuatrero approaches. He takes out Oro and Roja hits a sunset flip power bomb on Cuatrero but Sanson breaks it up. Soberano gets Sanson to the outside and then hits a tornado dive. Cuatrero and Forastero get Oro and Roja down in the corner on top of each other and Cuatrero launches Forastero into them for the win. Third Fall: Forastero pins Angel de Oro after being launched in Roja and Oro by Cuatrero.

Winners: Sanson, Cuatrero, and Forastero


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