Match 1: Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Escorpion & Hijo del Signo
Arena Mexico, 01/14/2011
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:29
Rating: good for the level
Notes: No entrances, but in-ring introductions. Oh no, I've got to figure out the Tapatios again. I'm seeing them just enough to know I should know but not enough to actually know. Pompin is referee.
1: Escorpion ending the quick exchange by breaking out the crane pose is funny. Announcers are not saying which Tapatío is in the ring, so I don't think they know either. Miguel just said Segundo, there we go. Zero covers lead to shoving lead to Dos armdragging Escorpion. Escorpion walks this one off. Hijo del Signo gives Uno a complex hammerlock armdrag, a clear sign he's been training elsewhere. Dueling missed dropkicks to end their bit. Escorpion and Rayo get confused on a whip bit. May not be their fault, because it's Signo who has to pull down the middle rope to send Dos out on the next try. Uno in, chopped and booted, hung on the top rope, and Escorpion finishes with a springboard legdrop to the back. Lots of talk about Signo here, of course. Two man tornillo DDT on Dos, and Signo picks up his first pinfall with a top rope splash.
2: Rudos still in control. Catapult/missile dropkick is well timed. Giant swing/missile dropkick is badly timed. Went to the well too many times! Dos reverses a toss into a headscissors on Escorpion, and Uno gets Signo with flying armdrag. Boosted dropkick sends him out. Uno lands a slingshot tope con giro onto the new guy. Dos and Escorpion back in, Rayo wins with a backdrop and a sort of tilted cloverleaf.
3: A Rayo Tapatío tries a springboard pescado, but Escorpion cuts him down with a dropkick. Eye poke, punch to the gut, punch to the head! That was nice. Segunda comes back with a springboard flip armdrag. Signo surprises Uno with a dropkick and stomps all over him. Signo runs the ropes a lot to take one hiptoss. Monkey flip, Signo goes a long way, but not quite Sangre distance. Signo puts Uno in the top rope to block the next one, but just eats a headscissors. Quebradora sends him running. Dos and Escorpion back in, both try for counter spots at the same time, oddly. Escorpion ends Uno sprawling with a punch, but Uno reverses a whip, Escorpion goes out, and Uno follows with a tope. Dos in, Signo rolls thru a sunset flip but missile dropkick, Dos drops him with a backcracker. Double armbar finishes the new guy.
Match 2: Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada © vs Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito ©
Arena Mexico, 01/14/2011
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:36
Rating: fun until everyone died
Notes: Entrances for this match, though Dorada's music is very obviously dubbed over and the other técnico entrances are not even shown. Referees are Tirantes and Tigre Hispano.
1: Bam Bam and Universo are in briefly, but then it because Dorada suplexing Warrior all over the place. Nice headscissors sends Warrior out and running thru the crowd to avoid being dived on. Announcers debate Mascara Dorada vs Mascarita Dorada. Metalik is good, but let's not go crazy here. Pierrothito/Electrico is quick moving, with a run up the outside of the corner into a headscissors move sending Warrior out. Warrior comes in to face Electrico, but Pierrothito quickly pulls out the young man for a Warrior guillotine. Universo and Bam Bam exchange chops, and Universo luckily leads Bam Bam into the path of a Dorada springboard headscissors. Oops! Universo dropkick Dorada, blocks a headscissors, and beats him with a sit down powerbomb. That's wrong! Rudos win the fall.
2: Rudos in full control. Warrior tosses Dorada down the ramp back to the ring. Dorada hung upside down for a dropkick up, powerbomb down. Triple dropkick while he's there. Eléctrico takes corner charges. Bam Bam held up for dropkick to each side. Dorada tries to dropkick Pierroth and may have gotten legit low blowed by Pierrothito. Oops. Warrior gives him the tiniest stunner ever. Rudos grab his limbs to hold him up, and all kick him on the backside. Rudos all toss Dorada up in the air so he can land on his feet, he doesn't quite land on his feet, oh well. Dorada stands around rudos all back up and charge, Warrior gets tripped out and the other two kick each other. Dorada with a nice thru the ropes tope into a armdrag. Other técnicos leap in and quickly finish the rudos. Hey, an escalera!
3: Eléctrico uses a skin the rope headscissors. It's a work in progress but a nice idea. Bam Bam is too quick for Pequeño Universo, though Universo flailing his arms as he falls out of the ring from a superkick is amusing enough. Pierrothito runs over Dorada with a big boot. Dorada comes back with the hold flying body attack, then a casadora into a headscissors, which is a pretty impressive trick. Pierroth celebrates after sending Dorada to the apron – triple jump tope stops that. Required eye hole yank, and Dorada cuts Pierrothito down with a kick. Crazy spinning armdrag into a headscissors sends Pierroth out. Top rope headscissors to the floor is not caught well by the camera or Pierrothito – think Dorada bounces his head off the floor. Eléctrico moonsaults Universo on the same side. Bam Bam superkicks Warrior out the other way and just barely gets there on a tornillo, cracking Warrior in the head with his leg. Is there anyone left to finish this match? Replays of Dorada's dive from both angles – they miss the impact in both angles, but you can tell by the speed and direction that it went very bad. Back inside, Bam Bam is down, and Pierrothito finishes him with the inverted bridging chinlock. Referees count out the other, but the camera stick with Dorada being stretchered out instead.
One more set of replays.