CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX #271 (01/29/2011)
Match 1: Astral, Bam Bam ©, Fantasy vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico ©
Arena Coliseo, 01/23/2011
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 13:12
Notes: Hey, Mercurio. People who's level I'm unsure are extra interesting to me lately. Bam Bam looks dressed out for a workout and not necessarily a match. Referees are Tiger Hispano and Pompin, who seem thinner this week.
1: Bam Bam and Olímpico battle on the mat, getting nowhere. They back off, and Nitro slaps Bam Bam from the apron. Bam Bam is displeased. Takedown to Olímpico, off the ropes, and back the other way to slap Nitro off the apron. Bam Bam gives him another shot on the floor before the teams keep them separate. Fantasy has taped right shoulder. Nitro and Fantasy have a battle of snap mares and armdrags. Astral and Mercurio have a pose off, except the rudo is wearing a shirt. Astral is flipped to the apron, and back flips off to his feet to avoid a slap, which seems like a poor idea even before Mercurio topes him. Dive pretty much cements it. Bam planchas in on Olímpico, but Fantasy leaves him to fight 1 on 2 for a moment, and that fails. Nitro takes him out with a hanging backcracker. Fantasy is easy prey for Olímpico's submission..
2: Rudos still in charge. Mercurio bites Bam Bam's boot for a while. I don't think that's part of a recommended diet! Rudos content to spread out and brawl. As soon as I type that, they start doing double rebound hiptosses and group kicks and such. Nitro gives Astral a front cracker after Olímpico has him lifted up. Rudos go to their corner on their own, but do rush back in to attack Bam Bam from behind. He evades a corner charge from Mercurio, who hits the post and falls to the floor painfully. Bam Bam takes care of rudos for a moment, Olímpico dropkicks him out, Fantasy dropkicks him out, nitro misses his dropkick on Fantasy, and Fantasy sends him out with a springboard armdrag. Fantasy Asai tornillo on Nitro. Mercurio in and walking into Astral's top rope armdrag. That sets up a run up the ropes single rotation tornillo. Olímpico and Astral go thru reversals, with Olímpico “landing” a jumping flying kick. Olímpico hangs himself in the ropes on a missile dropkick, and Bam Bam finishes with a guillotine legdrop.
3: Astral's showcase is built around doing flips. I like flips, but these are sequences set up to do a flip and o actual offense comes of it. Fantasy and Mercurio seem to get lost for a moment, but Fantasy still pulls for a springboard front flip armdrag. Mercurio is funny crawling around on the floor after taking the dropkick out. Bam Bam has a neat sequence of flipping to apron off the corner, superkicking Olímpico there, punching Nitro away, then flying back in with a top rope plancha on him. Headscissors sends Nitro into the ropes, painfully. Nitro stays in but limps. Superkick cuts him down. Bam Bam heads for a dive, but the other rudos yank him out the other side. Olímpico stomps the captain on the outside, then those two rudos head in face the other two técnicos. Técnicos both get sunset flips, rudos both kick out. One more pass off the ropes is enough for the técnicos to clean up. Bam Bam gets Nitro in a tapatía for good measure.
Match 2: Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Valiente © vs Terrible ©, Texano, Vangelis
Arena Coliseo, 01/23/2011
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 9:25
Rating: not much
Notes: Rudos have jumped the técnicos before the whistle. Referees are Rodolfo Ruiz and Tigre Hispano.
1: Rudos take out the técnicos one at a time. Slingshot/legdrop combo for Stuka. Valiente’s slapped around. Corner charges for Angel de Oro before they finish him off. Stuka is tossed in the ring from the apron before Vangelis drops him with the Vangelis Special for the pin. Texano spots Monito on the apron, carries him around the ring on his shoulders, and stops to let Comadante get a spanking in. Monitor tries to escape in the ring, and Texano holds him back from getting at Comadante. Terrible puts Monito on his back and sings for the giant swing – there it is, into a kick to the head! Texano gleefully spanks the monkey.
2: Rudos continue in control. Texano outright steals Skandalo's stomping low blow dropkick spot. That's odd. Angel de Oro evades a corner charge and superkicks Texano to start the comeback. Valiente gets Terrible with a flying armdrag, Vangelis kicks him out, Stuka jumps in over him, and Valiente ends up pulling Vangelis out for a Monito splash. Other for in, Terrible accidentally his Texano, and Angel de Oro dropkick the big man out. Stereo topes by Angel de Oro and Stuka. Valiente back in, dropkick to Vangelis knee, one two three. He lost on a dropkick to the knee! Angel de Oro attacks Texano on the outside, even though he's supposed to be coming in for the count out win.
3: Angel de Oro drops Texano with a quebradora, and tricks Texano into slapping Comadante. Texano's kind of a jerk. Texano is very sorry when his partners smarten him up. Stuka and Vangelis have a chop fight, then avoid each other leading up to a wheel kick. Stuka had an odd rope bounce headscissors, then sets up Valiente for a top rope moonsault from the middle of the ropes. Other técnicos dropkick other rudos. Terrible and Texano whipped into each other and rolled up, but rudos kick out. Técnicos try 'ranas, rudos reverse to powerbombs, one two three. Valiente got back in the ring a little bit too early and has to complain to the ref in order to explain why he didn't just break up a pin. He probably would've been better off breaking up a pin and just getting beat himself, it'd make him look less silly.