New rule: If there's an interview segment not repeated from Ras de Lona, I'll let you know.
Match 1: Guerrero Maya Jr., Molotov ©, Tigre Blanco vs Artillero, Puma King, Súper Comando ©
Arena Coliseo, 09/05/2010
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:41
Notes: Still not used to seeing Tigre Blanco unmasked – but then I've barely seen him since he unmasked. Refs are Tigre Hispano and Rodolfo Ruiz.
1: Someone needs to turn off the blinking lights. Long Molotov/Artillero & Tigre Blanco/Super Comando mat wrestling bits, then Puma comes in, ducks a Maya clotheslines, and superkicks him in a face. They're doing something else. Crowd, which has mostly been starting chants to entertain themselves, seem more into the action as Maya fights back. Puma flips to the apron on a corner whip, springboard back in with a dropkick, and follows Maya out with a slingshot tope. Blanco drops Artillero with a suplex into a spinning Michinoku Driver, kind of different. Molotov wins a bit more normally.
2: Tigre Blanco and Molotov roll, but Maya tries to start of with a springboard inverted tope, and (kind of sort of) takes a dropkick to the back. That starts the beatdown. Artillero holds Tigre Blanco for a Puma King superkick, and absolutely nothing goes wrong. How unusual. Puma doesn’t seem entirely on the same page with his partners on the double team they want to do; I would've though they would've worked together more often, maybe not. Special Forces pull of a sweet cutter combo on Tigre Blanco to finish him. Maya comes in and chops everyone, but Tiger Blanco tosses him down when going for a big armdrag. Casita, call it.
3: A lot of holding and hitting. Técnicos are actually way out of position when the rudos set up for the triple dropkick spot, but nicely run over just in time to trip up the other two, and Blanco gets Artillero with a quebrada. Dropkicks all around, and quite nicely. Molotov slingshot tope con giro on Artillero, Maya tope con giro thru the ropes, and Blanco waits for Super Comando to come back in. Blanco's dropkick misses. Comando chop, whip, quick reverses, forward legsweep roll, and back into a reverse figure four. That's it! Blanco holds on for a while, and eventually his partners convince Blanco to let go.
Match 2: Fabián el Gitano ©, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Raziel, Virus ©, Yoshihashi
Arena Coliseo, 09/05/2010
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 14:53
Rating: There’s been better, but still OK
Notes: Referee is Rodolfo Ruiz and the referee I have trouble identifying all the time.
1: Fabian and Raziel start on the mat, and while it's not the pair I want to see, they at least try one wacky bridging spot. Yoshihashi and Cometa leads to discussions of Cometa's open top mask, and the differences between Yoshihashi and Okumura. (Okumura can speak Spanish.) This match up is Cometa, not know for his mat wrestling, getting much the best of young Yoshihashi. A Bow and arrow and all of that. Pegasso looks good against Virus, as people tend to. Pegasso sends Virus out with a dropkick, which some how inspires the other rudos to clear the ring. Yoshi has learned the high points of stopping to yell and pose at random intervals; a true product o CMLL teaching. Fabián is sent into the ropes, and Virus & Yoshihashi grab him. Unfortunately, Virus thinks they're grabbing him for a spinebuster (because that's what they do here) and Yoshihashi tries a flapjack. End result is Fabian gets dropped off to the side, relatively safely for all that goofiness. Virus yells “QUE?” at Yoshihashi, picks up Fabián while staring a whole through Yoshi. Virus and Raziel throw around Fabian by the hair – Yoshihashi isn't allowed. Virus puts on the half crab armbar to finish it, and Yoshihashi (still confused) blocked it off from the camera. Not that anyone can bother to change the camera shot. Virus and Yoshihashi have a brief discussion on what was supposed to happen there. Hey, look, they found much better shots on the replay. To be fair, everyone but Yoshihashi knows you shouldn't stand in front of the hold on that side of the ring.
2: Yoshihashi is off timeout when the return for the beatdown. Virus is doing double team movies with Raziel instead. Good call. Yoshihashi does have an entertaining conversation with one of the referees about how many people are supposed to be in right now. Cometa climbs up the ropes and dives rolls back over Raziel to escape a charge. Virus grabs hold of him, but not for long enough. Clothesline onto Virus, and Cometa takes out Yoshihashi with a superkick. Cometa gets Raziel with a spinning armdrag, and flips Fabian to the apron for an Asia Moonsault (I think Fabian came in the ring just to get a boost back to the apron. How odd.) Yoshihashi escapes a Cometa charge, but Pegasso grabs him, and drops him in front of the corner for Cometa. That's team work. 450 splash there, and Pegasso takes care of Virus to even it up
3: Yoshihashi gets into a chop war with Rey Cometa, and takes the worst of it. It doesn't go much better when they start running the ropes, though that's help by Yoshihashi doing a fair bit of standing there and waiting to get hit. Monkey flip sends him cross ring. Quebradora con giro finishes him off for the moment. Fabian vs Raziel includes Fabian trying a bottom rope springboard headscissors and Raziel dumping him on his face just of the idea. Fabian lands on all fours after a middle rope flip and comes back with a headscissors and a spinning backbreaker. Fabian has trouble figuring out which ropes to bounce off, but lands his clothesline. Rudos rush in and break it up and attack the técnicos again. Fabian's left alone in the ring, but just as quick booted out. Raziel and Virus grab Fabian and whip him into the post, then Fabián drops him with a pescado. Virus applauds for Yoshihashi not screwing up. Raziel in, and dropped by a Pegasso plancha. Pegasso tries to go up and over on a sunset flip, but Raziel catches him on his shoulder , and drops him off into a side gutbuster, then cradles him for the pin. Virus finishes Rey Comet at the same time and finishes him for a win.
More applauding for Yoshihashi. Replays. Done.