Match 1: Metatrón & Soberano Jr. vs Camorra & Zayco
Arena Mexico, 07/17/2012
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 14:15
Notes: Ref is Tigre Hispano.
1: Soberano is wearing body paint, which seems a lot of effort for a guy who will have washed the paint off before half the fans arrive. Fans react very negatively to something we can't see while Soberano and Camorra have a normal opener. Camorra has new gear, which seems borrowed from the Papi Chulo collection, and says “Eat This” on the back. Metatron and Zayco lose each other on basic mat wrestling before Metatron armdrags Zayco out. Soberano has a nice kip up backflip escape, but then overshoots Zayco on a quebrarda. He does fix it with a nice legdrop. Tigre Hispano counts three, but they only get the last two on camera, confusing the announcers. Metatron does bottom rope pump splash for the other pin.
2: Metatron push off headscissors Zayco out. Soberano flips in to face Camorra, then flips off the top rope on the run. Headscissors leaves Camorra unsure what he supposed to do next, starting to leave, then walks around to charge Soberano and get flipped to the apron. Soberano swing kicks him, then springboards out to the apron to a headscissors. Soberano rolls back in to pose, and Zayco simply hits him. Zayco leisurely works over Soberano's arm until he leaves. Rudos go after Metatron's arm for a bit. Zayco gives Metatron a running knock to his knee, which is almost the end of Soberano. Metatron is held in the corner for a running tope from Zayco. Zayco supelxes Soberano and kneels on his crab to submit him, then Camorra takes care of Metatron.
3: Camorra kicks Soberano around, then gives him a low blow double legdrop. Back to stretching the arm. Rudos work over Metaton's arm. Whip into a kick for Soberano, then a double boot out. Double clothesline on Metatron misses, and Soberano skies in with a plancha on Camorra. Superkick for Zayco too. Camorra kicks Metatron out, Soberano and Camorra circles, Soberano trips Camorra into the ropes, guillotine moonsault, this one connects. That would’ve been an embarrassing miss. Three count.
Other two in, Metatron misses a dropkick, Zayco suplex reverse into a small package for two. Zayco clothesline turned into a Metatron suastica, and the rudo gives.
Match 2: Aereo, Astral, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
Arena Mexico, 07/17/2012
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:44
Notes: Referee is Maya.
1: Pierrothito and Astral start off fast, with Pierrothito twisting Astral in knots and astral flipping out of it. Pierrothito pulls up short on an armdrag, Astral falls down, Pierrothito reaches to pull him up, and Astral armdrags him to his corner. Demus poses off with Eléctrico. They also have a good back and forth ending with a Eléctrico helicopter headscissors form the mat. Demus slides out and annoys the fans. Aereo is all over Nitro as he comes in, back elbowing him and punching him on the mat. Aereo lets up to chop him Nitro down. Whip reversed, spinning headscissors sends Nitro to the ropes. Aereo corner whip, reversed, Aereo gets his feet up, Nitro again spins him in the ropes and pulls h into a backcracker. He still hasn't learned. Tag into Demus, who lifts Aereo up for the wheelbarrow frontcracker and that's the end of Aereo. Pierrothito takes care of Eléctrico, though he can't quite get the bridge on the first try.
2: Astral lands the Astro Boy Memorial running front flip, then adds a backflip over Nitro. Nitro clotheslines him and mocks him before tagging in Pierrothito. Pierrothito dominates. Astral flips off his chest, but still ends up taking off the shoulder flipping slam. It's Consejo night with the rudos! Eléctrico does something to Pierrothito that the announcers react to big but we miss. Eléctrico evades and armdrags, but still ends up hung in the ropes for a Demus dropkick. Aereo brought in, corner whip, Pierrothito charges and spears the post at a high rate of speed. Headscissors sends Demus out, but Nitro drops his rival with a big back elbow. Corner whip, Nitro charge in, Aereo flips him to the apron, Aereo punch blocked, Nitro poses on the apron, Aereo slingshot over an armdrag him to the floor in a nice spot. Astral jumps back in with a plancha on Demus, but Demus stops him with a elbow to the midsection. The remaining rudos whip Astral, misses a clothesline, springboard plancha, caught, but Eléctrico knocks the pile over with a ramp tope con giro. Técnicos quickly to the apron – springboard splash from one side, form the other, and that's enough for three.
3: Pierrothito shoulderblocks Aereo out to start. Aereo throws a fit, then pulls Pierrothito down by the mask. Flipping armdrag sends Pierrothito out, and Aereo stops and poses. Deus show off his fancy rolls and hop. Astral is not impressed, and sends him to with a casadora armdrag . Run up the ropes backflip dive fake. Nitro clotheslines Eléctrico, but turns his back on him and takes a dropkick. Eléctrico slingshots in from the apron with a headscissors, and pulls of the handspring headscissors to send Nitro out. Demus runs him over with a clothesline and celebrates. Demus tries for a wristlock walk up the ropes bit, but, Eléctrico breaks free, hangs him in a headstand on the apron, and dropkicks him to the floor. Eléctrico runs for a dive, but the rudos pull him out the other side. All four in, and Aereo armdrags Nitro into a submission the same time as Pierrothito submits Astral. Neither man is captain, so Aereo and Pierrothito have to go (after a pause). Aereo off the ropes, into a face first crucifix powerbomb. Pierrothito pounds his chest, off the the ropes for Pierrothina, Eléctrico trips him up, Aereo inside cradle, one two three. Eléctrico manages to pose right in front of the camera that's counting the pin, how lucky.
Match 3: Hombre Bala Jr., Super Halcon Jr., Triton vs Hijo del Signo, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Arena Mexico, 07/17/2012
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 13:35
Notes: Referee is Rodolfo.
1: Triton taps Signo on the top of his head as he's locking up with Halcón, Signo slaps him back, so Halcón makes way for Triton. Signo tries to out speed him on the mat, but Triton does armdrag him away. They have another couple sequence, but don't accomplish much and Triton just gives up on the thing after a snap mare. Signo is displeased. Halcón and Okumura go to a stalemate. Namajague is annoyed by Bala even before he starts doing topes. Bala dropkicks Namajague off the apron and tease a dive, but Signo clotheslines and dropkicks him out instead. Nitro planchas him, Okumura pulls him down by his mask, and the rudos clean up on the técnicos. Northern lights suplex I becoming popular all the sudden. Okumura Michinoku Driver sets up Namajague frog splash.
2: Rudos hold Halcón up for a Namajague dropkick to the backside. Okumura runs around a lot, clotheslines occasionally. A skippable beatdown here. Rudos organize for a corner whip to the técnicos side, with Signo clearing out the técnicos before they send Halcón in. Halcón promptly slides out, then Bala shows up a couple beats later to springboard armdrag Namajague out. Triton gets Okumura with a springboard dropkick, then walks up the ropes for the Valiente Special on Okumura. Halcón crushes Signo with an Oklahoma Stampede, then Bala traps a hysterical Namajague in the ropes to pull him off for a front cracker. Move was absurd, but worth it for Namajague's reaction.
3: Bala headscissors Okumura and lands the double knee smash to his back. Triton evades and springboard headscissors Signo. Signo misses a punch, Triton doesn't miss a jumping heel kick. Off the ropes, triple jump springboard tornillo armdrag is quite something. Halcón gets in the first shot on Namajague, but Namajague beats him out of the corner. Halcón tries to cartwheel and flip out of an armdrag, to mixed success. Halcón messes up a off the top rope headscissors, and responds by dropkicking poor Namajague in the face a couple times. Bala drops Signo in the corner with a leg lariat to set up his corner diving tope. Halcón and Namajague have a slap fight while Bala rather obviously sets p for a dive off the apron, and then topes Signo in something completely random in the course of the match. Meanwhile, Halcón tries a top rope tornillo armdrag on Namajague, and only gets the first part, despite the best efforts of the rudo. That leaves Triton and Namajague, and after Triton swing kicks and planchas Okumura, Okumura just kicks him and brainbusters him.
Llave: Lady Apache rolling tapatía on Dark Angel
Castigo: Marcela double knee drop on Tsukasa
Espectacular: Fuego wipes out Virus with a tope
Combination: springboard moonsaults by Titan and Triton.
Tecnico: Diamante springboard 450 splash on Polvora
Match 4: Felino, Puma King, Tiger vs Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa
Arena Mexico, 07/17/2012
Match Time: 11:08
Notes: Ref is Maya.
1: Starts of with Tiger slowly trying to match olds with Panther, but speeds up much with Felino in. Fantasma slips in a jumping spinning DDT, but Felino is up and putting him in an armbar. Puma tags in to kick Fantasma, then lands a jumping side kick to Fantasma on the run. Puma puts his head down too soon, Fantasma kick him and tags in Comet, and Cometa drops him with a tornillo plancha. Puma does manage to clothesline his rival and punches him in the upper back and back of the head. Stomps too. Felino slaps Cometa. Whip, Cometa springboard inverted plancha, and punches of his own. Both men get up and exchange chops, Puma winning with a kick to the leg. Puma misses a clothesline, Cometa barely gets a rap around headscissors, and then lands a tight tornillo to the floor. Other four in, Felino dropkicks Fantasma in the knee,e Tiger rolls thru a wristlock and improbably lock a crossface on Panther. I suppose Bucanero taught him that one!
2: Puma goes after Cometa's mask, first trying to untie it, then dragging him around by it. Puma trip sets up kicks from the others, and Puma comes back in with a springboard frontcracker. Tiger chops Panther as he comes, but almost gets armbarred. Tiger fights free to get his own armbar. Felino hits the arm, whips another in, corner clotheslines him, runs back to tag tiger, and Tiger runs into Panther's feet anyway. Whoops. Tiger bends over, and Puma leapfrogs over him into landing a dropkick on Panther. Trips and kick to the chest by Tiger. Felino stops Fantasma so he can strip. Felino clotheslines Panther. Corner whip, into a Tiger kick and a Puma springboard plancha. Fantasma handsprings himself right into a Tiger backcracker. Cats are rolling. Rudos grab Panther and Cometa on the apron and run them into each other. Felino is busy watching his kids do this, and misses Fantasma coming in from behind – inside cradle one two three. Kids were too busy stomping to break it up.
3: Panther armdrags Felino around, but the sons break up the submission hold. Panther rolls Felino up, but Tiger breaks up the cradle. Tiger trips up Panther and traps him in a crossface. Panther crawls, but Fantasma breaks it up by kicking Panther in the face. Tiger just turns into in to a cradle, and Cometa rushes into break it up. Panther brings Fantasma in. Whip, double tope. Fantasma shoots of the ropes for a solo tope, then ducks a clothesline and headscissors Tiger. Casadora cradle, Felino dropkicks to break it. Fantasma poor small package, Felino breaks it up again. Felino gives Tiger a kiss and leaves. Tiger backs up Fantasma to the ropes, Fantasma breaks free and kicks Puma for standing nearby, then sidesteps a Tiger kick. Tiger flips Fantasma to the apron, Fantasma blocks Tiger's shot but Puma still superkicks him. Cometa in, torito on Tiger, one two Puma breaks it up. Cometa 'rana on Tiger, Puma breaks it up and pounds him. Puma is fired up, but Tiger tries to keep him focused. Whip, Cometa handspring, double superkick from the cats. Tiger wants to celebrate, but Puma see what's coming and ducks – Phantom lariat connects on Tiger, but Felino breaks it up. Panther shoulderblocks Felino out, Puma dropkicks him out. Fantasma and Puma left standing in the ring, Puma sunset flip, Fantasma breaks free at one, Cometa in with a splash on Puma for a two count. Slap fight, Puma off the ropes, Cometa leaps over, rolls back, and Puma foul uppercuts him. That was unmistakable. Puma relieves Cometa of his mask while he's at it. Maya calls the DQ. Puma admires his new mask.
All the Cats are on good terms after the match, so no hard feelings about the DQ – or the big breakup they've already forgotten. Cometa gets his mask back, so Puma walks over and takes it back, walking off with it this time.
Match 5: Diamante, La Máscara, Marco Corleone © vs Euforia, Rey Bucanero ©, Rey Escórpion
Arena Mexico, 07/17/2012
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:50
Notes: It's hard to make out, but Rey Escorpion apparently attacks La Mascara as he steps thru the curtain. The rest of the rudos follow him. Escorpion throws Mascara down on the ramp, then slaps him around with his entrance gear. Other técnicos are no help. Tirantes is ref.
1: Escorpion goes after Mascara's mask, ripping it up up, then throws him outside and punches him around. Euforia beats up Diamante. Rey just sort of lays on Marco. Escorpion keeps on beating up on Mascara. Bucanero unties Diamante's mask. Escorpion brings Máscara back in to punch and rip up his mask some more. Mascara gets free enough for the rudos to beat up Diamante some more, including everyone giving him a top rope splash. Euforia goes last and is the best. Tirantes doesn't count the pin until the other rudos leave, but it's plenty enough. Usual Bucanero rolling senton finishes off Marco.
Escorpion immediately slide out and resume chopping Mascara around. The good thing about this brawl is it's actually bring in the Busca un Idolo banner down, which CMLL can't seem to do on their own. Escorpion chokes Mascara over the rail, freaking out the people in the front row.
2: Rudos set up and land the Bucanero flying sit on Marco. Euforia kicks Diamante around. Escorpion mockingly offers a handshake to Escorpion, and Máscara lunges at him. The other rudos have to ail him out. Slap fight turns into a punch fight turns into a brawl thru the ropes and to the floor. Escorpion chokes Máscara over the barrier before throwing him into it again. Bach in, and Mascara slips in a quebradora after a whip. Other rudos stop him with stomps. Whip, Máscara rolls under a clothesline dropkicks Escorpion out. Other rudos kick him down and clothesline Marco to the ramp side apron. Diamante fights off the rudos as Marco recovers and gets ready. Armscissors on Euforia, Aero Italiano on Bucanero, Rey Escorpion returns just in time to run from from La Mascara
3: Mascara wants Escorpion, but Escorpion is content to pose on the ramp. Diamante and Euforia start instead, Euforia quickly spinning Diamante out with a shoulderblock. Euforia charges into a double boot, monkey flips Diamante, Diamante lands on his feet, then backflips off the ropes into a casadora armdrag. That was a long set up for an armdrags. Escorpion comes in, and it takes Diamante a second to realize he should tag in Mascara. Escorpion bails and stalls. Marco tags in, and Bucanero tags in and then tags back out. Euforia has to watch Marco dance, then chops and kicks him aggressively. Whip, reversed, Euforia sunset flip is a poor idea. Bucanero cuts of the dance with a shot to the midsection. Whip, Euforia flipped to the apron , he ducks the punch, but Bucanero chops him, repeat a few times until Marco pauses Rey and just punches Euforia himself. . Rey chops and ducks until he ducks too soon, and Marco's moving with him to punch. Escorpion in, so mascara in, and Escorpion has no one to tag in. Crowd loud behind mascara. Máscara clothesline him and stomps the técnico into the mat. Punches to the he uncovered portion of Mascara's head. Whip, reversed, Escorpion slide out, Mascara slide out, Escorpion slide in. and taunts him. Máscara on the apron, Escorpion misses the kick, Mascara kicks him away and Máscara top rope headscissors him out. Mascara goes for the dive, Euforia whiffs on the clothesline, and Máscara topes his rival. Diamante miss a top rope something on Euforia, Euforia immediately ties him up with a double armbar. That's it for him.
Marco stone punches Euforia and splashes him in the corner, but Bucanero knocks Marco off the apron. Euforia drops to his back, and monkey flips Bucanero into a pescado con giro onto Marco. Euforia up, missing a clothesline on Mascara, who keeps running to superkick Rey Escorpion off the apron. Casadora into a campana on Euforia, and he's done.
Mascara is fired up. Escorpion is reluctant to come in, but still is pointing to his chest as he comes in. Off the ropes, clothesline misses, Mascara dropkick to the knee, casita, one NO. Máscara casadora into a campana, no, Escorpion gets free and gets to the ropes. Escorpion kicks Máscara in the midsection, sit down powerbomb! One two three!
Rey Escorpion says he proved he could beat la Mascara in front of his people and wants a shot at the “peso medio” title. Oops! I think Rey Escorpion could take Octagon, no problem. Mascara accepts, saying he'll prove he's a champ, but then Escorpion will accept a hair vs mask match. Escorpion tells Mascara to calm down, he'll prove he's superior to him, just like his beautiful hair is superior to La Mascara's mask. After Rey Escorpion gets the title worn again, they brawl and roll out to the floor. Máscara invites Escorpion to take it back inside, but Escorpion only comes in to tell him to get ready for next week.