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Match 1: Astral, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
Arena Mexico, 05/29/2012
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:51
Notes: Ref is Maya.
1: Fantasy, who may be wearing new gear again, starts off on the mat with Pequeño Olímpico for a while. Fantasy speeds it up with a springboard armdrag, so Olímpico stops him with a pumphandle slam. Eléctrico and Pierrothito move quick, and don't last long. Astral lands about 15% of his flips. Demus lands 100% of his spears, as illustrated here. Demus picks up Astral, whips him, and drops him with the shoulder powerslam. Dropkick sends Astral out, and sends the fall into repeats. Electrico's hung on the apron side ropes for a dropkick. Astral backflips into the ring and still rolls right into an Olímpico German suplex, and Pierrothito beats Fantasy with a very técnico casadora cradle
2: Demus drops Fantasy with his fireman's carry side slam deal. Olímpico comes in to help with the two rudo burning hammer. This is really the greatest possible rudo trio, when Olímpico wants to do things. Astral takes an inverted powerbomb in the corner, but escapes the double rebound hiptoss and the other técnicos armdrag out Pierrothito and Olímpico. Neither goes out, instead Astral dropkicks Demus out, then sliding dropkicks him thru the ropes. Other técnicos finish up a quick fall.
3: Astral lands the front flip here without landing on his backside, so maybe that percentage needs to be improved. A Pierrothito missed charge sets up a springboard armdrag. Astral flips to and off the apron, despite hitting the ropes on the way over, and quebradoras Pierrothito on the floor. Eléctrico flips all around in, so Demus out does him with flips and hops, and then just shoulderblocks him out and struts. Demus is great. Electrico's handspring headscissors is not as cool. Three people chant for Fantasy as he comes in. Fantasy gets in a springboard tornillo armdrag, and a second rope moonsault side slam at a point where it doesn’t look like it's time for the finish, but actually is.
Demus beheads Fantasy with a clothesline and slaps him around. Demus tosses Fantasy up top, and pulls him off with the valagueza for a tying pin.
Eléctrico armdrag to a headscissors to an armdrag spots barely hangs together, thru the efforts of Demus. Demus goes out, Astral follows with a tope con giro, Eléctrico rolls into a 'rana on Pierrothito, Pierrothito rolls thru – for two. Eléctrico clothesline him, Pierorthito flips him over on the next charge, the rolls him onto the mat for something that looks suspiciously like the CHIKARA special. Think he's got the wrong leg, but Eléctrico gives up.
Match 2: Diamante, Dragon Lee, Pegasso vs Niebla Roja, Sangre Azteca, Virus
Arena Mexico, 05/29/2012
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 17:40
Notes: Referee is Bestia Negra.
1: Niebla Roja and Dragon Lee have a surprisingly good back and forth, though I'm surprised by anything Dragon lee does completely fine. Niebla Roja is also surprised. Pegasso and Virus follow with the more usual mat wrestling battle. Both sets of teammates threaten to get involved on every submission hold, but mostly yell from their corners. Sangre gets caught in the ropes much more as a rudo. It's must have something to do with that corner. Sangre wins the chop fight with Diamante, still gets hiptossed, then just stands there one moment so Diamante can lifts him up an quebradora. Hip bump out, and Diamante hits in the back on a tope con giro. Dragon Lee fireman drops Niebla Roja in the corner, stomps him, and leves him for Pegasso - who jumps right into Niebla Roja's boots. Oops. Not the tneicos plan. Niebla Roja uses the volatin – another move right out of Ultimo Guerrero's playbook – to submit Dragon Lee while Virus finishes Pegasso
2: Niebla slams and legdrops Pegasso for a near fall, then holds Pegasso over the ropes for a Virus kick. Dragon lee comes in kicking, but Virus avoids, takes him down, and bends him with a crab. Sangre tosses Dragon Lee up for Niebla Roja's kick. Sangre repeatedly annoys Pegasso by slapping at him when the referee won't let Pegasso in. Rudo hold Diamante in the corner for Sangre's dropkick, so Sangre backs up, swipes at Pegasso again, and low blow dropkicks Diamante. Diamante does make a legal tag Pegasso when Dsnagre is draggin him around, and eveyrone's confused by a correct tag being made in the situation where the referees have usually been disallowing them. It's a fair tag, Pegasso's hand was actually in the corner, and the rudos just run them in together. Virus takes a turn to dropkick Pegasso in the face. Dragon Lee gets into a chop fight with Sangre Azteca, loses via kick. Sangre whips Dragon Lee, Lee flips to the ramp, and Niebla Roja just shoves him down. That's a man paying attention. Virus helps hold up Lee, and Sangre gets in another dropkick. Diamante turns it around, sliding out on a corner whip to get up Pegasso plancha and headscissors. Niebla Roja kicks him, and Dragon Lee gets him with a springboard in headscissors. Virus drops Dragon Lee on his stomach, and Diamante blows the springboard sunset flip to break up the tapatía. Virus smacks him, but Diamante picks him up and drops him anyway, and Pegasso lands the 450 splash for the fall. Diamante goes after Sangre Azteca's mask, but the ref stops it. Crowd boos the técnicos for missing one spot.
3: Pegasso and Diamante have very brief runs, and Dragon Lee and Virus get more in. Dragon Lee sends Viurs out with a springboard headscissors, and crushes him on a tope con giro. Sangre Azteca slides out on Diamante, who seems confused. So does Niebla Roja, who's ready to cut him off (but maybe not ready soon enough?) Diamante rests, Niebla does take him out, Pegasso plancha and dropkicks him out, then follows with a tope con giro, not this usual dive. Diamante comes back in with a plancha, armdrag on dropkicks on Sangre. Sangre finally dodges one, and as often happens after a técnico flurry, foul kicks him to stop it. Ref saw it, that's a DQ.
Match 3: Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma © vs Ephesto ©, Kráneo, Olímpico
Arena Mexico, 05/29/2012
Match Time: 11:26
Notes: Guerrero Maya has his belt. Someone turned down the vocals on Delta's music. Fantasma has his belt. Mije is with Kraneo. Referee is Maya.
1: Delta & Olímpico are equally matched to zero counts. Guerrero Maya is very upset about a corner break for some reason. He doesn't get after than a seated dropkick before Kraneo kicks him out and drags Delta in for an Olímpico neck snap. A bit random. Fantasma comes in, but is cheap shotted by Olímpico immediately. Rudos holds him for a Ephesto flying low blow stomp and a Mije splash. Ephesto finishes things with the shoulderbreaker for the fall. Mije walks around wearing Olimpico's head scarf. Olímpico is unaware, hanging out with rudo fans instead.
2: Fall is already in progress by the time the card girl is out. Rudos kick and clothesline around the técnicos a bit. Way too much of Fantasma's underwear is visible every time he bends over in this match. Rudos take turns hitting, with a move every so often to break things up. Delta and Maya pull out Olímpico and Kraneo on a dropkick spot, Fantasma superkick comes up to mid chest, técnicos come back in for topes, and Fantasma leisurely spinebusters Ephesto and rolls around into a cradle. That's it.
3: Kraneo and Maya battle over armdrags, because Maya headscissors Kraneo out. Maya is confused by Mije before tossing him about the head. Olímpico and Delta run a lot, then Delta just dropkicks him out. I'm not omitting anything on that one. Delta adds on the roll over the top rope push off headscissors. Fantasma headscissors and quebradoras Ephesto, then dumbly slides out on him and pays for it. Delta is bosoted into a Kraneo powerbomb, Mije adds the press splash, and rudo finish.
Llave: Apocalipsis submits Starman
Técnico: Bengala satellite armbar on Bobby Zavala
Espectacular: Black Warrior topes Rey Escorpion over the rail.
Sensacional: Delta ringpost tope con giro onto Psicosis
Dolorso: Mascara superkick to Yujiro's throat
Match 4: Marco Corleone, Rush, Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero, Yujiro
Arena Mexico, 05/29/2012
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 10:37
Notes: Guerreros enter together. Rush meets Yujiro in front of the ring and shoves him. Yujiro shoves back. Rush slaps him. Yujiro perhaps tries to be the better man and walks away, but Rush stalks after him. Rush is never the better man. Yujiro grabs him and punches, then kicks him. Dragon Rojo attacks Marco for lack of anything else to do, while Ultimo Guerrero does not fight Porky. Ref is Tirantes.
1: Oh, he is now. What is Super Porky doing in this match, anyway? As Yujiro punches Rush on the stage, Guerrero give Porky the flying sit. Yujiro drags Rush around in a headlock, then a hair yank, then just slaps him about by the face. Ultimo Guerrero whips Marco in the corner and trips him up. For a brief moment, I think Dragon Rojo is going to try the senton de la muerte and am very alarmed, but then I remember he does that corner dropkick, and he does. Yujiro takes a sip of beer while sitting on Rush's chest. Porky runs, which is amusing, and he does take the senton de la muerte from the right Guerrero. Ultimo Guerrero finishes him off with a suplex. Guerreros just sort of trip Marco to pin him. Yujiro continues dragging Rush around ringside. They'd be in the fifth row if there weren't barricades.
2: Rush brought to the ramp for the flying sit, though Ultimo has to do a lot of coaching to get Yujiro doing the right bit. Marco's left alone and stone punches Dragon Rojo, then dances for Ultimo Guerrero. UG kicks and elbows him in the back of the neck. Guerreros double armbar, double kick to the chest bit looks good. Rudos wander back to their corner, and Porky takes down and punches Dragon Rojo a bit. Dragon Rojo has to gran the ropes to get free, and then brings in UG for help. No one's in the técnico corner, oddly, UG set up Porky hanging in the corner, and Dragon gets in another low blow dropkick. Rush storms in, but Yujiro trips him up and clotheslines him around. Rush ducks a Guerreros double clothesline and wheel kicks in Yujiro's direction. Rush is so far off to the side when he does it, that maybe his boot hits Yujiro's nose here, or maybe he misses completely. Rush lifts up UG for Marco's dropkick, then topes Yujiro. Técnicos clean up. Rush throws Yujiro around ringside, pausing only for photos.
3: Marco does the Marco thing. Stone punches for everyone. Super Porky does the Super Porky thing. Yujiro and Rush slap each other very hard, then Yujiro forearms rush in the face a bit. Rush ducks a clothesline an dropkicks Yujiro. Gut punches, punch to the side of the face, and Dragon rojo just flinches when Rush comes in his direction. Whip, reversed, Yujiro boots Rush, but runs into the belly to belly suplex. Rush dropkicks Yujiro in the back of the head, and out he goes. Rush won't leave him alone, whipping him chest first into the barricade. Other rudos shoulderblocks Rush out, Marco clotheslines them both, then pulls them both up by their masks. . Porky gets a Running star and belly bumps them both. Apron dives by both técnicos. Rush and Yujiro in, looking around. Charging clothesline, neither goes down. Yujiro off the ropes, and Rush kicks his nose off. Literally! Yujiro is grabbing his face as Rush pocks him up for a gut punch. Fireman's drop is semi-escaped (Yujiro is partially distracted), but Yujiro still recovers, kicks Rush in the midsection, and drops him with the Tokyo Pimps. Rush sits on top for three. First clear shot of the blood here, but it's been bugging his breathing for the last while.
Everyone else returns to the ring. Yujiro is unconcerned with his own bleeding. Porky stops Rush from attacking Yujiro as Yujiro just sort of groans into the mic, then makes the title challenge. Porky lets Rush go so he can make noises on the microphone. The top of the microphone is red from Yujiro's blood, I guess. Rush says Yujiro is tough and no little girl, so he'll give him a title shot and prove why everyone hates him.