CMLL on LATV #22 (10/02/2010)
Match 1: Diamante & Sensei vs Inquisidor & Mortiz
Arena Mexico, 08/27/2010
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 8:48
Rating: good for an opener.)
Notes: An opener! How random. Only Mortiz's second TV appearance. They cut the introductions as if they have captains in this match – they do not. Big sections of empty seats. Referee is Rodolfo Ruiz.
1: Inquisidor and Diamante have a long string of moves as an opening sequence – it’s well done, there are no problems, but it just looks too rehearsed. Diamante is wearing a red shirt with a hood, which seems unnecessary when you're wearing a mask, except I could totally see myself doing that (and probably should during the winter.) Mortiz breaks it up, but diamante quickly gets enough control to tag in Sensei so those two can mix it up. Mortiz gets to the ropes while in a leg lock, and Inquisidor quickly comes in for his partner. Chop fight leads to forearm, leads to kicks, leads to Inquisidor being flipped to the apron and being knocked off by a spin kick. Sensei follows with a springboard tope con giro, diving to his right rather than straight forward or back. Mortiz tries to add his own dive, but Diamante cuts him off with a springboard silla. Diamante stops to pose, shoulderblocks Mortiz, but gets pulled down by his mask. Kip up works, back flip onto Mortiz’s shoulder is a bit iffy. The production has little faith in Diamante's move working here, so they flip between angles as Diamante pulls off (without problem) a spinning DDT. Diamante covers, then front headstands to celebrate. Sensei comes back in as the ref counts out Inquisidor. Early fans are not fans of Diamante. It's those hardcore Inquisidor loyalists. Replay is a lot better angle of the DDT.
STRONG MAN promo
2: As the show returns from an unscheduled break, Diamante is taking over Mortiz with a springboard headscissors. Mortiz is flipped to the apron, rammed into the buckle, and sent to the floor with a springboard 'rana. Nice. Sensei/Inquisidor is not very good, and rudos just randomly take over to star the beatdown. Double press slam for Sensei, hanging dropkick to send him out. Diamante fights off these two for a second, but they slap him down. Inquisidor gives him a shoulder backbreaker, Mortiz knocks him off Inquisidor shoulders with a missile dropkick. Rudos don't bother for a pin. Sensei gets his own chop offense in before the rudos put him down. Sensei ducks a double clothesline and eats double boot to set up a Diamante’s plancha on both rudos. Sensei adds a diving elbow drop. Rudos whipped into the corners, Inquisidor knocked down, Moritz headscissored out by sense. Diamante uses a wristlock on Inquisidor to hop to the second, then the third rope – and does a wild tornillo from there. Craaaaazy. Sensei takes out Inquisidor with a spinning kick to the back, and puts on an armscissoors for the win. Sensei taking his time holding on, but frees him in time.
Match 2: Felino, Mr. Niebla ©, Negro Casas vs Héctor Garza ©, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr.
Arena Mexico, 08/27/2010
Winner: Invasors (2-1)
Match Time: 13:10
Notes: Felino, Perico, and Mr. Niebla dance on the way to the ring. Negro Casas is oddly serious. La Comadante is with Texano. Niebla goes after Garza as he poses, and the brawl starts there. Break before the match. Referees are Rodolfo Ruiz and Tirantes.
1: Beatdown by Garza's team. Garza is wearing his absurd banana yellow gear, and puts his partner on Negro’s head before Aguila boosts into a hip check on him. Niebla fights back by spitting at the other team, and it works for a moment. Peste Negra makes a comeback off Felino escaping a corner charge. Some weird camera choices and clips later, Garza and Felino are chopping around Niebla and Garza. Felino is boosted successfully into a dropkick on both. Submissions in the ring, while Aguila crotched Negro on the post on the outside. Tirantes is more concerned with freeing Garza from Felino's hold then counting Niebla's submission right next to him.
Felino and Perico put the boots to Garza after the fall, and Negro gets some revenge on Aguila.
2: Garza's crew is now in control of the Peste Negra team for no particular reason. Niebla's quickly finished with a Aguila guillotine legdrop. Texano powerbombs Felino after the fact.
3: Garza's loud kick goes wrong, as it often does, kicking Aguila instead. Negro and Aguila fight on the outside as the rest do inside. Brawling. Negro dropkicks Aguila right in the face.
Back for one on ones. Texano kicks Niebla around. He looks like Husky Zorro in his black and red outfit. Niebla gets slapped, slaps Aguila. Niebla gets lapped again, Garza covers up, so Niebla back bites him on the backside. Quebradora for Terrible. Negro marches in and challenges Aguila. Aguila strips off his gloves. Not his chest protector, though. Still, Negro’s dropkick sends him out. Texano superkicks Negro. Niebla jogs in, and drops Texano with his handspring inverted tope. Niebla off the ropes, but Comadnate pulls him out and holds him for a pescado - but Texano only gets his ally. Felino gets Texano with a plancha. Garza tosses his shirt to La Comadnate (still holding her head from the pescado), pose a bit, then follows a moonsault. Garza's backside gets blurred, and it doesn’t seem like he's got his trunks pulled down. How peculiar. Is the iron cross deemed offensive? Aguila and Negro left in, Negro gets in a dropkick, casita, Tirantes blocks the legs, spins Negro around, and Aguila grabs the inside cradle, one two three.
Negro swings at Tirantes. Lucky Aguila is there to kick him down and stomp him into the mat. Replays.
More replays of the opener because they have time to fill. Dancing. Done.