Match 1: Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano © vs Arkángel de la Muerte ©, Nitro, Skándalo
Arena Mexico , 11/14/2010
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:11
Rating: eh. Not much.
Notes: If Nitro is the leader of the motley crew, why is Arkangel the captain? Why is Rodolfo Ruiz wearing a vertically striped shirt? Is he into Izod? I need to stop ask questions. Pompin is the other ref.
1: Fabian and Nitro start out on the mat and get into a chop fight. Nitro invites Fabian to take it outside, Fabian goes outside, Nitro turns around and stays inside. Fabian can't believe this guy. Angel de Plata vs Skándalo is about normal for those two. Arkangel's mask of the day looks pretty great, and he actually gets the best of his young rival for quite a bit, sending Azteca to the floor with a forearm. Azteca's partners tell him to give it another try, Azteca flips in over Arkangel and hiptosses him. Springboard armdrag sends Arkangel out, and Plata follows with a tope, sandwhiching someone in the front row. Técnicos clean up in the ring quickly, though neither Azteca nor Nitro seem to know what move they're trying for here. Me too. Fabian's quebrada was a bit high (a bit of a headbutt), so he adds a legdrop to be sure.
2: JIP because there's more Ras de Lona than ever this week. Fabian dances, Nitro hits him. About the usual. Fabian and Nitro get lost for a moment during their spots, but pull it back together. Nitro runs up the ramp to get away from Fabian, who's booed. Azteca promptly springboard planchas into a gutbuster to start the beatdown. Nitro does the marathon running dropkick to the face on Fabian, and it's odd I'm just writing about the parts with those two. Double and triple boots for the other guys. Rudos throw Azteca out of the ring so they can fight Fabian more. Double suplex, Nitro splash finishes him.
3: Beatdown continues. Low blow dropkick for Azteca. Low blow dropkick for Angel de Plata. Different setups, different kickers, same moves. Fabian chops everyone, then does a flip for no reason. Screen is shrunk down (they have new ones of those) just as Fabián is ducking a double clothesline to star ta comeback. It did also cover up Fabian landing badly, so there's that. Rudos regroup enough to dropkick Fabian out. Other técnicos come in and dropkick Nitro out, but the other rudos dropkick them out. Dive tease, but Arkangel and Skándalo just slide out and chop the técnicos. Camera misses the action on the outside to watch Fabian get in a 'rana on Nitro on the inside. Must've gone well for the rudos, because they're back in and breaking up the pinfall there. Double armbar with Nitro picking up the legs - that'll do it.
Match 2: Hijo del Fantasma ©, Toscano, Valiente vs Ephesto, Felino, Negro Casas ©
Arena Mexico , 11/14/2010
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 10:40
Notes: Referees are Pompin and Bestia Negra.
1: Opening segment pinfalls between Ephesto & Toscano so pointless, they zoom in on Perico. Good call. Valiente has no time for Felino's silliness. They battle over an Angelito for a bit. Crowd is more behind Felino when they're done with Felino's ole's. Negro Casas more interested in the crowd than Fantasma, and the crowd feels the same. Fantasma manages to dropkick him out anyway, following with a tope. Finishes inside, and that's the fall. Crowd very unhappy with which team won.
2: Valiente runs and jumps all over the place, Negro watches it, throws an awkward clothesline, and takes a springboard armdrag out. Felino sends Valiente out while the cameras are still on Negro. Fantasma gets a lot of zero count on Felino and does his dance. Felino does the Fantasma shake! Felino trips Fantasma up and armpits him, always unfun. Fantasma comes back with his spinning DDT. Ephesto has no more luck. Fantasma wants Nero Casas – oh, right, they have issues – but camera is more interested in Perico attacking him. Negro decides to screw around, and ends up fighting Toscano. Bad call! Shoulderblock contest goes to Toscano via running forearm to the face. Toscano asks for a timeout from Felino, to take off his pants, and Felino secretly readies his arm pits – stink to the face. Felino shoves down Toscano, and Perico hits him with his metal noisemaker! That's teamwork. Toscano comes back with his own armpit and a flying armdrag. Missile dropkick takes care of Ephesto. Dive? Tope connects. This is going to be quick unless the rudo can turn it around – so they immediately do. Submission holds all around. Negro refuses to let go, but Perico talks him out of it, then hits Valiente in the head with the noisemaker.
3: Fantasma is the first guy we see in. He's worked over for about a minute before landing a handspring back elbow to start the comeback. Negro gets him to fall thru the ropes to the stage, but that never works out well for the rudos. Toscano clears Felino out with a dropkick and follows with a pescado – two dives for him in one match. Valiente special on Ephesto. Negro tries to clothesline Fantasma on the ramp, and gets hiptossed on his own. Fantasma backs up, charges, and lands the flying clothesline in. Shirt off, time to finish? Fantasma walks around, goes up – maybe we don’t need the fall numbers announcing to shrink up the screen right now?? – top rope splash comes up empty, Negro casita, referee counting the fall not on the screen one two three. Crowd and rudos very happy.