Match 1: Astral, Pequeño Halcón, Último Dragoncito © vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico ©
Arena Mexico, 08/31/2012
Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:03
Notes: Halcón has his Santos jersey, and also a painted upper body to emphasize his muscles. Dragoncito has a painted chest that's half dragon and maybe half (Chivas?) jersey? Demus has his belt and maybe new music, though it's been long since I've heard his music. He may be singing the song, actually. Bestia Negra is ref. Show is six minutes old before the opening whistle blows.
1: Pairs are Astral/Nitro, Dragoncito/Olímpico
Astral just get to show off with Nitro, though not much he does has any impact. They end with face slaps. The veterans aren't as smooth as they usually are, and are in for far less then the first two. Pequeño Halcón tries to flip and rolls in, and just lands on his face. Demus doesn’t make as much fun of as he normally might, but does shoulderblock Halcón out of the ring on the first contact. Halcón fights back in and springboard headscissors Demus to the other side of the ring. Halcón tries a springboard backflip and muscle pose. Demus responds with his forward roll, hope and, pose. Halcón armdrags Demus into an unconvincing armbar, Demus lifts him up and torses him out, but Halcón holds on and wrenches Demus's arm on the floor. Everyone else moves on without them. Astral walks up the ropes but jumps off into an Olímpico dropkick, and Nitro adds on a top rope splash for one pin. JCR calls Olímpico and Dragoncito “eternal rivals” as they finish up; it's only been two (blah) years.
2: Dragoncito spins Demus in circles with headscissors, but then runs into a big inverted powerslam. Olímpico in for a double inverted Death Valley Driver. Olímpico dropkicks Dragoncito out, and celebrates a Astral flips in over his head. Springboard plancha for two, casadora – no, blocked and Nitro rids Astral down to he mat. Running kick sends him out. Halcón springboard dropkick Nitro in. Corner whip, reversed, Nitro charges in, swings Halcón around, and hims into a backcracker. Wheelbarrow front cracker. Not sure how the rudos aren't wining this in straight falls. Demus bites Halcón on both pecs. Charge, Halcón drops down, and Demus throws himself to the ramp. Astral does a double springboard into a tope con giro into Demus, but they shoot it form a very poor angle. Halcón gives Olímpico Devil's Wings as set up to his rolling tapatía. He rolls it three times, and Dragoncito actually gets Nitro to submit at the same time despite the head start.
Replay of Astral's move is a bit better, but they join it late. Demus and Halcón end up brawling off the ramp, into the crowd for a second and immediately over the barrier back into the ring.
3: Nitro jumps too high over Dragoncito and monkey flips himself, but Dragoncito soon gives him an actual monkey flip. Astral sends Demus out with a casadora armdrag, tries his running flip off the apron, and Demus turns into a big powerbomb on the floor. Other rudos press slam Halcón out to the apron. Dragoncito and his rapidly fading paint job rushes in, and takes out both rudos – boost dropkick and a headscissors. Dragon fakes the dive, poses – only for Demus to wipe him out with a dropkick. Double underhook piledriver, one two three.
I still don’t do the battle royal. Máximo, Olímpico, Rey Escorpion and Felino are thrown in this. I can't believe they're showing entrances for this. Neither can the guy doing the video screen, because he doesn't bother putting up any of the entrance videos. Even Máximo can't take Olimpico's dancing. Escorpion is the only one want not dancing, but he does do his pose a bunch. “Primera Caida” graphic is up even though there's no actual falls. Terror Chino is in the ring even though there's nothing for him to actually do. Rudos do realize it's three of them and one of Máximo and beat him up for a while. Rudos suggest Olímpico go to the top rope, then let Máximo shove him out. Máximo comes back against the other two, but is flipped to the floor anyway. As required, Rey Escorpion fake fight and don't know the rules.
Match 2: Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Black Warrior, Mr. Águila, Olímpico in a tournament semifinal match
Arena Mexico, 08/31/2012
Match Time: 5:35
Notes: Mije is with the rudos. Olímpico never went to the back, just comes back in to join his team. Aguila is the Grinch, I guess. Champions enter as a group from the lower level, which is guess the idea, but they do get entrance videos when they''re not close to their corner. Referee is Babe Richard.
Máximo and Warrior have a long mat battle, marked by Warrior ignoring Maximo's shenanigans or Máximo just not trying them as harder. Warrior offers a handshake after the match, Máximo accepts and nothing happens. Rush yells at Máximo for accepting it, but Máximo and Marco don’t think it's a big deal. Rush rolls in and poses for boos. He and Aguila have a chop fight., won by Rush dropkick. Rush tires to pick up Aguila by the hair, but ends up pulling something out of Aguila's hair (who knows and kicking it into the crowd. Rush goes back to work with gut punches, and Máximo yanks around Aguila from the outside. Whip allows Aguila to flip and evade, but Rush just stips and suplexes Aguila to put an idea to that. Dropkick sends him out, but Rush pulls up on the dive and poses some more. Marco is too tall for Olímpico, and can jump high. Olímpico tries jumping on him, Marco sets him down. Olímpico dances, and Marco punches Olímpico in the face. HOORAY. Olímpico sunset flip give Marco a chance to dance, but the rudos jump him. Rush runs into Aguila's jumping heel kick while Warrior chinlocks Marco on the ramp. Rush thrown out to the ramp too. This seems a really poor plan. Olímpico kicks and clotheslines Máximo, and tags in Warrior. Warrior slows it way down chops, pulling down Máximo's strap every time he pulls it up and spanking him with a kick. Warrior corner splash misses, Máximo clothesline him, headscissors Olímpico, ducks out on Aguila and topes Olímpico. Warrior and Aguila look toward the ramp, just in time to see Marco and Rush fly in. Aero Italiano & tope con giro. 3 counts.
Tecnicos celebrate with their group pose.
Match 3: Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero in a tournament semifinal match
Arena Mexico, 08/31/2012
Match Time: 5:26
Notes: Guerreros do not appear to have any issues on the way to the ring. Zacarias is with Peste Negra. Bucanero is as much TRT gear as possible. Ref is Bestia Negra.
Guerreros jump Peste Negra and clear the ring quick. UG drop to hold set up a Rey Escorpion legdrop to the back of the head. Bucanero takes the Guerrero sit. Is that irony? I'm always confused. Felino is dropkicked, stomped and choked in the corner. Rojo brings Felino back to his corner, whips him into the Peste Negra corner, and Felino dropkick UG in the knee as he charge in. Peste Negra fight back, with Zacarias and Bucanero reunited to beat up Ultimo Guerrero. JCR notes Niebla is not here, but they don't go into it. Match settles down with Casas & Escorpion in and chopping each other hard. Chops lead to forearms, Negro gets in the big bouncing one, then they switch to face slaps. Escorpion finally gets the better of that, batting Negro to the mat. Whip, reversed, into a sleeper as the crowd cheers for Negro. Escorpion dropped to a sitting position. Negro kicks him one, Escorpion blocks the second, gets up and slaps Negro in the face. Negro fights back with the heel kick, Escorpion fires back with a big slap, charge, Negro monkey flips Escorpion, and Escorpion barely makes it to the floor. Dragon Rojo and Felino jump in and both act crazy. Dragon Rojo misses a dropkick. Felino backs him into the ropes and chops him a couple times, then messes with his mask. Whip, reversed, Felino knocks down Dragon Rojo for a zero count. Dragon Rojo kicks Felino ti the ropes, Felino flips Rojo to the ramp, steps thru the ropes, and Rojo crotches him by kicking the ropes as he comes thru. Rojo chops around Felino on the outside, whip, reversed, Rojo bounces off the ropes back into a quebradora. Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucanero facing off. It's 2006! Bucanero taunt. Chop fight quickly escalates. UG off the ropes, over, knocking Bucanero down with a big clothesline. Whip, clothesline misses, Bucanero back with a headscissors. Guerrero gets up and boots Bucanero into the corner. Charge, Bucanero moves, UG takes the knee bump out, and Bucanero running slingshot tope con giro to take him out. Other four in, Dragon Rojo powerbomb on Negro Casas, Escorpion spinebuster and half crab on Felino. Guerreros take it.
Bucanero returns to see he's lost the match and is unhappy. Escorpion stomps Negro around for again with him.
Match 4: Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero in a tournament final match
Arena Mexico, 08/31/2012
Match Time: 3:34
Rating: too short
Notes: Guererros wait in the ring for the técnicos. No prematch fight. Referee is Pompin.
Rojo and Máximo have an even exchange, until Máximo get in a back elbow. Tag to Marco for a flapjack, running kick to the head from Rush, dropkick to the back by Máximo, Marco covers for a slow two count. Ultimo Guerrero in. Marco greets him by doing his dance. UG headlock shot off, off the rope evasion, and Marco lays him out with the punch. Rush in, helping thrown UG back in the corner hard, and slapping harder. Corner whip, Máximo whipped in after for his corner butt bump, Rush running clothesline, Marco running plancha. Rush superkicks UG for good measure. Rush running back elbow for Escorpion as he comes in, and a running stomp. Tag to Máximo, and Rush holds Escorpion on the mat for Maximo's kiss. Escorpion breaks away in plenty of time, and slaps and humiliates Máximo. Máximo tries to fight back, just gets lapped harder. Corner whip, Máximo double springboard butt bump, Tag to Marco, slingshot into Rush's fireman's carry side drop and double stomp. Técnicos set Máximo up on top and he adds a frog splash. One two UG dropkick Máximo right in the face. UG lifts Marco up, Máximo top rope kiss, Marco drops UG and covers one two Dragon Rojo makes the save. Other rudos in and booting Marco out. Rush missile dropkicks Escorpion and Rojo, who both roll out. Rush sets up, runs, tope con giro knocks over both guys, Rush landing on his feet. Máximo tells Rush to grab them, runs, and tope – only gets Rush! Rudos bailed just in time. Maroc's on the ramp, but now he's not – Aero Italiano, Guerrero rolls thru, one two no. Escorpion pulls UG out, Dragon Rojo top rope splash one two three! Guerreros win, though UG is totally confused as to what just occurred.
Rey Escorpion and Dragon Rojo celebrate and high ten each other, not so much concerned with UG. Replays. Announcers debate who's in the wrong. Guerreros did win, as Escorpion points out to UG. Guerrero and Dragon Rojo raise UG's arm in celebration, but UG is still not sure how that happened. Rey Escorpion takes it upon himself to challenge Bufete del Amor for their trios titles. Rey Escorpion starts to give the microphone to UG, then tells UG he should just be quiet, and gives it to Dragon Rojo instead. UG is befuddled. Dragon Rojo challenges the girls - “yes or yes?” - will they accept the title match challenge. Rey Escorpion fakes UG out with the microphone again. Máximo tries to talk to GU about changing sides, but UG brushes him off and walks away. Máximo walks after him and tries to talk. Marco seems to walk over in case they're trouble. UG continues to ignore Máximo as he's talking to him, and walks towards the back. Rush, paying no mind, says the titles are meant to be defended, and accepts the challenge while calling the Guerreros names.