Match 1: Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Marcela © vs Amapola ©, Lady Apache, Tiffany
Arena Mexico, 09/07/2012
Winner: técnicas (2-1)
Match Time: 12:12
Notes: Show starts two seconds before the match. Rafael el Maya is referee.
1: Usual opening fall, with Tiffany and Estrellita doing basic stuff fine, and Apache and Marcela looking like a really good match CMLL strangely hasn't even teased. Then Dalis comes in and blows a headscissors badly right away and we're back to normal. Lady Apache, who had no chance, rolls out and lays on the ramp like he's been hurt. Amapola and dalis go thru their spots and everyone else cycles thru. It takes a couple tries for Marcela to successfully pull off Tiffany's headscarf. Tiffany is so embarrassed by her short hair that she's died it completely blond. Marcela wipes her out with a pescado. The lesser técnicas have no problem with the experienced rudas, and win the fall.
Announcers welcome to a patriotic television show. Galavision manages to wedge in an odd commercial break.
CMLL Cartela: Sunday – tag title match hyped
2: Estrellita gets in her offense on Tiffany. Tiffany keeps looking behind her before she falls down, as if she's afraid she'll fall on a spike. Amapola spears Estrellita well on the run, but still takes headscissors and armdrags. Rudas randomly take over with Dalis in, treating her to a tapatía bulldog. Amapola throws Estrellita around by her hair, sets her up for a triple snap kick, and dropkicks her to the apron. Tiffany gives Marcela her finish, but dropkicks her out, and the other rudas beat the other técnicas instead.
3: Marcela escapes a wheelbarrows to start the brawling comeback. Tiffany and Marcela go to the ramp while the other four battle in the ring. Estrellita rope flip armdrags Amapola and Apache out, but Estrellita and Dalis start running to the ring corner for Dalis' dive. They figure it out, and the rudas catch Dalis will on a top rope plancha. Estrellita waits for them to get up, and then does her own. Marcela springboard dropkick Estrellita, missile dropkicks her, and covers for a slow two count, landing on the ref in the kickout. Marcela argues with the ref, Tiffany swings, Maya takes the slap and goes down. Tiffany hangs Marcela in the ropes for kicks, but it doesn't matter. Maya gets up, breaks it up, free Marcela, and raisers her arm.
Everyone argues and starts fighting again after the match.
CMLL Cartela: Tuesday
Match 2: Black Warrior, La Máscara, Negro Casas, Valiente vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi in a cibernetico match
Arena Mexico, 09/07/2012
Winner: Team Japan.
Match Time: 20:44
Notes: Team Japan's entrance is sped up, the Mexican one is not. Tanahashi wears his belt to the ring, no one else does. Mascara is in a his Team Mexico jersey. Zacarias is with the Mexicans and wearing Negro style trunks. Ref is Maya.
1: Valiente escapes Okumura with a flip and armdrags him away, then flips him with a dropkick to the knee. Clothesline sends Okumura out, and Valiente runs right away – tope! Wrong side of time though, Taichi leads the charge to attack Valiente. Valiente escapes back in the ring while the other Mexicans come over and brawl with Namajague and Taichi. There's no ref on the floor, so they have to break it up themselves.
Negro Casas and Tanahashi in. Headlock by Negro,s hot off, back with a shoulderblock, but Tanahashi doesn’t go down. Shoulderblock but Tanahashi won't go down. Namajague tries leaping and chopping, but that doesn't go well for him either. Tanahashi points up before chopping Tanahashi back, and Tanahashi blocks it. Heel kick and knees Tanahashi. To the ropes, no Tanahashi pulls him down by the hair. Negro pops up and dropkicks Tanahashi out, then hurries to he apron. Silla – caught, sort of, Tanahashi slipping to his knees but holding Casas up by using the barricade. Okumura rushes over to help, but Tanahashi gets Negro up himself and intends to ram him into the post, like what must've been originally planned. Tanahashi tries this, only photographer Rosalio Vera is in the way and nearly gets crushed in the process. Both teams tart fighting on the floor again. Maya threatens to count them all out, not that helps. Negro makes it back in, and so does Okumura, so pick up there. Negro headlock, shot off, back, Okumura doesn't go down, chop fight, Okumura off the ropes, forearm, Negro bounces off the ropes and forearms Okumura down. Namajague up and kicks Negro, then clotheslines him down and does many crotch chops. Crowd boos. Namajague clothesline misses, Negro ducks under, and big boots him. Tags to Mascara and Namajague. Namajague shoulderblocks Mascara repeatedly, but can't get a count on a pin. Clothesline misses, and Máscara enziguirs Namajague one two NO. Mascara off the ropes, but Tanahashi trips him from outside. Whip, into a Tanahashi back elbow, Namajague wheelbarrow lift, Tanahashi bulldog, then back the other way for a wheelbarrow suplex one two Valiente breaks it up. Valiente whip, and layout frontcracker on Namajague one two three. Replay.
Black Warrior and Taichi are in for the firs time. Crowd is into the match. Warrior chops Taichi into one corner, looks at the crowd, corner whip, charge in, Warrior tries his corner splash that always misses, only Taichi doesn't quite get out of the way. Warrior pretends it was supposed to hit, whip, spear, one two NO. Not a strong start for Taichi. Warrior small package, one two NO. Warrior trips up Taichi in the ropes, 619, casita one two NO. Warrior shoves Taichi into the ropes, Taichi comes back with a kick to the chest. Taichi poses, high kick to the side of the head, one two three. Warrior sure didn't last long. 3 to 3. Maya really counted four, but only slapped the mat 3 times.
Máscara and Okumura in. Evasion, headscissors, out goes Okumura. Máscara slide out after him, Okumura kicks him and tries to whip him into the barricade, Máscara runs around and Okumura goes in hard. Tanahashi and Taichi attack Mascara, and Negro Casas and Valiente (knocking into a cameraman) runs in to even the brawl. Mexicans get the better of that one. Negro goes back in the ring, waiting for someone to fight, but Taichi stalls for a while. They switch to Valiente versus Okumura. Valiente lands a high springboard reverse plancha for two. Valiente 'rana, one two NO. Okumura kick, Michinoku Driver, one two three. Booo. 3 to 2.
Okumura instantly has Negro Casas pinned after a suplex, but Negro kicks out at two. Okumura complains about the count as he goes to the apron and climbs up. Negro waits for him, and them moves out of he way of the missile dropkick. Casita, one two three.
It's down to La Mascara & Negro Casas vs Taichi & Tanahashi. Taichi chokes Mascara, while the referee complains about how illegal that is. Corner whip, reluctant tag to Tanahashi. Tanahashi kicks Mascara around and rams him into the turnbuckle. Corner whip, and Tanahashi takes time to play some air guitar. Tag to Taichi, who kicks Mascara out before exchanging kicks and chops with Negro. Taichi gets the better of that, but Negro catches a kick and slaps Taichi to the técnico corner,. Tag to Máscara for kicks to the chest and the head. Taichi dropped down to a sitting position, and Negro quickly adds his dropkick to the face. Mexicans fired up, but double clotheslined by Tanahashi. Air guitar! Mascara puts a stop to that with his superkick. Cover, but Taichi breaks that up before a count. Negro's kicked out, and Taichi kicks Mascara in the head. One two NO. Taichi off the ropes, clothesline misses, Máscara superkick, kicks to the shoulder (sort of, quite pulled), buzzsaw kick, one two NO. Both roll and make tags. Nero and Tanahashi in. Tanahashi punches misses, Negro with kicks and punches. Whip, Tanahashi jumping forearm connects. Tanahashi yells. Scoop, slam, Tanahashi goes to to the middle rope, poses, senton con giro lands just enough. One two NO. Maybe it didn't land enough. Tanahashi corner whip, charge in, Negro kicks him away, charge, and lands a clothesline. Negro covers one two NO. Negro up to the middle rope, missile dropkick. Negro ducks a clothesline, drop toe hold, casita, shoves off. Tanahashi waves no, but Negro kicks him and gives him a knee breaker. Dropkick to the knee, casita – no, Tanahashi won't go over, and then eventually stands up and drops Negro over. I'm not sure what was supposed to happen there. Michinoku Driver one two three.
Mascara is the final man left for his team, and immediately gets Tanahashi in casadora, but Taichi breaks it up before he can go any further. Double whip, Tanahashi corner clothesline, Tanahashi running kick to the head. Corner whip, Máscara moves, Tanahashi misses a corner splash and Mascara headscissors Taichi. Máscara with chops for Tanahashi, then moves just out of the way of a Taichi clothesline, which hits his partner instead. Taichi kicks at Tanahashi (!), then turns into a Máscara casadora. Campana, and Taichi is done.
Final two graphics. Chop fight between Máscara and Tanahashi. Tanahashi shoulderblocks Máscara and runs to the ropes, but Máscara sends him out with the rolling dropkick. Tope! Ref counts both out. Mascara throws Tanahashi back in, Tanahashi meets him on the apron, swing kicks sends Tanahashi staggering away. Mascara plancha,d rope toe hold, casita one two NO. Both slow up. Crowd chanting for Mexico. Everyone else has gone to the back, but Taichi is still lurking at ringside. Mascara 'rana, one two NO. Mascara casadora, but can't complete the campana, Tanahashi crawls away to the ropes. Taichi trying to remain hidden at ringside. Mascara waits for Tanahashi to get up and turn around. Tanahashi doesn't move, so Mascara kicks him, whip, miss, Tanahashi Sling Blade. Crowd boos as Tanahashi points out. Tanahashi chops to the apron and climbs up, but Mascara swing kicks him in the head. Tanahashi on the top rope – top rope superplex! One two NO. Mascara feeds himself into a Tanahashi small package, one two NO. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline, Mascara superkicks him, jumps on his shoulders, casadora into a campana again – but Taichi is up on the apron arguing with Maya. Tanahashi may be giving, it's not clear, but mascara lets go to chase Taichi off the apron. Máscara turns back around, clothesline misses, Tanahashi Sling Blade, pose, out to the apron, up top, frog splash connects. One two three.
Tanahashi and Taichi debate who was responsible for the win and do not come to a clear conclusion.