Match 1: Ángel de Oro, La Sombra ©, Titán vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi ©
Arena Mexico, 09/14/2012
Winner: Mexico (2-1)
Match Time: 19:20
Notes: Monito is with the técnicos, who enter together to Sombra's music. Angel de Oro has flag colored gear. Sombra has a motorcycle gear thing going on, I guess. Team Japan enter to Taichi's music. Taichi tries whipping his coat at Titan, Titan just grabs it and chucks it out of the ring. Nice one! Referee is Pompin.
1: Taichi wants to fight Sombra for some reason. Angel de Oro is waiting in the ring, and Sombra really is not all that impressed with Taichi and waves him off. Oro shoves Taichi, but he still won't stop yelling at Sombra. Finally Oro knees Taichi, and Taichi hides in the ropes – the goes back to ytakign to Taichi. Oro knees him again. Whip, Taichi high kicks Sombra off the apron. That'll get Sombra in, and Taichi to retreat a bit. Taichi does stay in, so maybe they'll start. Crowd very into Team Mexico. Taichi circles – and tags an unaware Namajague before bailing to the floor. Everyone is confused. Replay of the kick to Sombra's face. Sombra tags in Titan. Titan flips in, fired up, and shoves Namajague. Circle, lockup, Front facelock, demon out to an armbar, Titan around into an armbar of his own, then down for a kneebar. Titan poses Namajague with his other foot, but Namajague turns it over to a half crab. Titan escapes, hammerlock, armdrags Namajague out. Circle. Titan gets behind for a waistlock and a full nelson, Namajague switches, Titan drop toe hold, and legs tied up on the own. Namajague out to a front facelock, Titan with a facelock of his own,. Armbar. Titan rolls forward, headstands, and armdrags Namajague away. Titan waistlock, takedown, Namajague with an armdrag from the mat, Titan revers into the handwalk, kip up, Namajague shoulderblocks him down. Corner whip, Namajague charge in, Titan kicks him away, and tags in Angel de Oro. Titan sunset flip, rolled back to people Namajague into a Sombra headscissors. Not Angel de Oro, but Okay. Sombra shoulderblocks Okumura as he comes in, and Angel de Oro springboard plancha him. Off the ropes evasion, Angel de Oro kips up and under a clothesline, and superkicks Okumura out. Namajague trips Oro from the outside, Taichi runs in for a kick, but his breakaway pants breakaway a bit soon and Taichi's tripping all over the place before he kicks Angel de Oro. Hilarious. Taichi decides he'll keep doing spots with a plancha on one leg, rolling out to the apron on Titan, and pulling him down by the mask. Titan kip up head kicks him. Taichi gets out of the ring and hides near the ringpost, but Sombra kicks him away, then springboard moonsault him, almost over shooting him. Maybe he can get the pants off now. Angel de Oro whips Namajague to Titan, who drops him in the corner for the pump tornillo splash, while Angel de Oro takes Okumura through conventional means.
2: Sombra and Namajague start. Sombra chops Namajague very hard. Namajague hits him not quite as hard. Sombra quiets the crowd and hits Namajague so hard that Namajague leaves. Namajague returns. Sombra off the ropes, cartwheel back flip, Taichi runs in and kicks him down. Taichi's put his pants back on. Stomping by the Japanese. Taichi leaves, and Namajague headbutts Taichi. Corner whip, Sombra kips out but no one's there( 9?) Taichi charges in, Sombra waves him, then leapfrogs a charging Namajague into a Taichi kick. Okumura rushes in and shoves Taichi. Taichi clams him down, and they both miss a double clothesline on Sombra. Sombra kicks away Taichi, elbows Okumura and headscissors Okumura with a accidental help from Taichi. Headscissors sends Taichi out. Rope flip fakeout by Sombra. Tag to Titan, who rolls in the face Namajague chop fight hard back and forth, and again Namajague gets annoyed and leaves. Titan celebrates and demands Titan tag out. Angel de Oro in, Okumura shoulderblocks him out right away. Taichi still resting on the floor. Oro back in, sidestepping an Okumura kick, off the ropes, waved by, flipping run, Okumura clothesline misses, Oro to the apron, Okumura kicks misses, superkick, outside in moonsault. Namajague runs and stomps Oro many times. Namajague with a double slap to the back. Corner whip, head down too soon, Angel de Oro stomps the mat, Namajague's head pops up and then he grabs his chest as if he just escaped mortal danger (??!?) Oro kicks Okumura. Namajague tries kicks Oro, Oro grabs his leg, drops him in the splits, and wallops him with a kick to the chest. Namajague painfully rolls out. Angel de Oro handspring dive fake. Namajague rests on the barricade. Taichi in, Sombra in, Taichi out., Sombra out, Taichi win with a springboard plancha. Okumura yanks Titan down from outside by his mask. Stomps by Taichi and Namajague. Corner whip, Taichi corner clothesline, Namajague charge, Titan gets his legs up, Namajague grabs them, tosses him on his shoulders, and Titan turns into an a headscissors/armdrag combination. Boost dropkick sends Taichi out, Namajague ducks a charge with the splits, then rolls backwards but – Titan pulls off a handwalk backflip headscissors. Handspring dive fake pose. Sombra and Okumura in. Okumura kicks, right into Sombra's hands. Okumura still manages to hop over Sombra to the rudos corner, and his partner attacks him from there. Taichi does take a shot, but the other two knocks Sombra out of the ring. Oro in, Namajague kicks that him, but Okumura helps control him. Whip, Okumura back elbow, rolled to a waistlock and bulldog forward, German suplex one two three.
Namajague poses – and Titan springboard dropkicks him in the back. Taichi smacks Titan and throws him in the corner. Corner whip, Taichi runs in, Taichi moves, Okumura kicks to the midsection, brainbuster. Titan is done, but Okumura leaves and Taichi gets in a sliding kick to the shoulder for the actual finish. Namajague is dizzy as he gets his hand raised.
3: Estrellita has joined the announcers. Namajague holds Sombra for a Taichi kick, but also throws him out. Oro's distracted by Okumura into a Taichi kick forearm to the back. Taichi hiptosses Oro to the ramp. Namajague headbutts and forearms Titan. Corner whip, Okumura back elbow, Namajague corner clothesline, Taichi runs in place, runs over, then stop to slap Titan. Sombra in, but Namajague kicks him from behind . Corner whip, Okumura charge missed, Sombra and Taichi jump in to each other (!?!?!) and Sombra dropkicks Namajague out. Taichi superkicks Sombra, Titan springboard headscissors him, Okumura and Titan until Okumura finally misses a clothesline and Angel de Oro springboard headscissors him. Sombra up top – moonsault as the other guys do corner tope con giros. Great looking bit. Sombra lands on his feet, but falls backwards thru the gate into the crowd! Replays. Taichi and Oro in, Oro casadora into a mecedora, but Taichi grabs Oro by the eyeholes to break free. Aero is fixing his mask as Taichi comes off the ropes, and nails him with a running kick to the face. Taichi waits for Oro to get up, big swing kick ducks, ducked again and Oro pulls Taichi not the Skayde Special. Namajague breaks it up. Slaps to the face, slap to the face, Oro clothesline misses, Namajague German suplex one two Titan breaks it up with a dropkick. That was one slow count. Titan motions, off the ropes, over a splits, over again as Namajague kips up, superkick, Titan off the ropes, handspring backflip into a spinning DDT! One two Okumura breaks it up. Okumura Michinoku Driver, one two Sombra springboard legdrops to break it up. Sombra says this is it, scoops Okumura on his shoulders, and drops him in front of the técnico corner. Up top, Taichi in, missile dropkick to him and a senton on Okumura. Taichi goes for Sombra's mask, Sombra shoves him away, but charge into a flapjack on the flapjack. Taichi with kicks to the chest, throat cut, and a big kick to the back of the head. One two NO. Taichi can't believe that wasn't three. Taichi says this is it and gives us a double thumbs down. Taichi takes off his pants – this time planned – but Sombra dropkicks him out. Okumura clothesline him out, but falls for the Tiger Mask fake from Oro and flies out of the ring. Oro handspring moonsault not to him. Titan gives Namajague a stunner over the ropes, springboard dropkick, sling to the apron and a top rope Asai tornillo moonsaults from there! Captains back in. Sombra takes off his shirt. Chops versus kicks, Taichi goes for the eyes and and smacks Sombra in the back as he fixes. Off the ropes, powerslam, Sombra double moonsault, one two three.
Match 2: Rey Cometa vs Puma King, mask vs mask
Arena Mexico, 09/14/2012
Puma King reverse figure four (0:37)
Winner: Puma King (2-1)
Match Time: 16:53
Notes: Puma is back to wearing his royal robe. (They've redone his entrance video, just highlights now.) Tiger, in his TRT gear, is his second. REY COMETA ENTRANCE VIDEO. And fireworks! Cometa stands on the top of the stairs, throws his coat off, and dives off onto Puma with a super tornillo! That's a way to get it started. Espiritu Negro is his second. Cometa runs Puma down the ramp, and over the top rope into the ring. Flying headscissors in. Puma out, Cometa runs – big tope! Both down. Hey, the whistle!
1: Cometa chant is shouted down by a Puma chant. That's the chant the horn players are going with, interestingly. Both make it back in, Cometa flipping run, under a clothesline, up and over sunset flip, Puma rolls to escape, rolls Cometa back up to his feet, and pulls him down from behind for reverse figure four. Cometa gives. Puma exhales. Fall didn't last long, though there was a bunch of fighting for it.
Crowd with a loud Ole Ole Ole, Puma Puma chant. Espiritu Negro works on his brother's leg through the entire break. Cometa chant tries to fight it's way, but get shot down again. Break seems long live. Bet it won't seem that way on TV!
2: Puma charges, but Cometa rolls out of the way in time. Slaps to the chest. Whip, Puma roll under a clothesline, backflips over a backdrop, gets behind Cometa on the run and trips him up. Puma speedy dropkick to the face, one two NO. Cometa chant as he's chopped, but not a strong one. Puma stop and points to the crowd. Whip, reversed, Puma over, under, Cometa flipping run but Pumas slides out. Runs out after him – headscissors to the floor, Puma catches it and swings him into the barricade again. Crowd approves. Both seconds strongly wave their towels. Puma chant again. Puma throws Cometa back in, comes in himself, and presses Cometa over his head. Big pres slam drop. Puma grabs Cometa's mask from behind, and yanks it apart. Puma is feeling pretty proud of himself. Whip, Puma flips Cometa with a clothesline. It is not looking good for Rey Cometa. Another brief Puma chant. Puma chops Cometa into the corner. Corner whip, Cometa rebounds out in to a Puma superkick. Puma taking his time. Corner whip, charge in, Cometa slips out, hits the corner so hard he ends up sitting on the top rope. Cometa kicks him off, then missile dropkicks him to some boos. Both slow up. Puma clothesline misses, Puma runs into the standing moonsault slam. One two NO. Puma fireman’s carry drop in front of the corner, top rope 450 splash one two there.
Cometa poses. A couple people yell for Cometa, but more boos. Horns now go with the Cometa chant. Front runners!
3: Again, Puma starts the fall by charging the corner, and again Cometa dodges. This time, Cometa tries a superkick, Puma ducks that, and superkicks him. Cometa leans on the ropes to recover, Puma charges, Cometa flips him to the apron and slaps him down there. Cometa sets him self in the corner, climbs up, what's his plan? Flying headscissors, taking Cometa off the apron and to the floor. Tiger rushes over to check on his brother, while Cometa rests on the inside off the ropes. Cometa waits of Puma to start to get up and runs – BRILLO TORNILLO! What a time to bring that back and pull it off. Both down for a long time on the floor. Crowd a bit more behind Cometa, but the Puma chant comes right in behind. Puma in first, and staring a chop fight. Puma wins with a kick to the leg and goes for the mask again, but Cometa flips him over, adjusts his own mask, and rips up Puma's. Cometa look staggered, and looks in the direction of his brother. Advice? Cometa up and waiting, Puma grabs him, whip, reversed, Cometa drop toe hold, casita one two feet on the ropes! Crowd loud for Puma again. Cometa of the ropes, rope bounce hiptoss escapes, Cometa kicks Puma in the head, backs up, charges Puma flips him to the apron, kicks him there, runs, and destroys Cometa with a sunset flip powerbomb to the floor. Crowd even happier. Both back in. Puma drops Cometa in the center of the ring, points up, and walks to the corner. Puma takes a look around at the crowd before climbing up, and seems to have many second thoughts about doing whatever he's about to do. Top rope – senton? Misses. I'm not sure what he was trying there, but Cometa rolled out of the way. It looked like an invisible dropkick. Crowd chanting for Puma when they really shouldn't be, so they're just in the tank for him. Cometa 'rana, one two NO. Referee encourage both to get up. Cometa casadora, but Puma breaks away. Puma clothesline Cometa, then stops to fix his kick pad. Puma acknowledges the Puma chant, checks his boot again, and goes up again. Cometa up and slapping him. Cometa and Puma climbs to the to the top rope, top rope moonsault side slam, one two NO! Cometa rapidly running out of moves. Both up to their feet. Cometa clothesline blocked, Puma lifts him over his shoulders, inverted gori special! Puma runs around with Cometa on his shoulders, but Cometa breaks free, pulls himself up, and rolls forward into a cradle - Puma reverse into the reinera! Puma spins, but right into the ropes, and Cometa latches on to keep going. Cometa's left hanging in the ropes, so Puma pulls him off into a hanging DDT, one two NO. Cometa chant now. He's up first, and crotches Puma on the top rope. Chop nearly knocks Puma all the way over, but Cometa pulls him back up. He wants Puma siting there for something. Crowd boos as Cometa goes up, and pulls off Puma with a super 'rana. One two NO. Cometa backs into the corner, Puma charges again, Cometa sets him up top – but Puma turns into a superbomb one two NO! Crowd was sure that was it and goes a little nuts. Puma chant again. Both slow up. Puma charge, Cometa rolls out of the way, Puma flips Comet to the apron, Cometa slaps him back, corner springboard tornillo one two NO. Cometa fans try to start a chant, but they can't get it to take. Puma misses a clothesline, and runs into the standing moonsault slam. Cometa doesn't cover, is staggered and grabbing his head. Puma gets up and swings, Cometa lifts him over his shoulders, looks at the crowd, and dumps Puma in the corner. Cometa up top – 450 splash LANDS. One two HAND ON THE ROPE. Oh no. Rowdy técnico fans have switched back to Puma. Cometa slaps Puma in the corner. Cometa points to the crowd while grabbing Puma. Corner whip, Cometa charges in, Puma kicks him hard in the face on the run. Puma leaps to the apron, then jumps back in for the springboard front cracker. One two NO. Puma up first and up kicking Cometa in the face. Puma rolls Cometa towards the corner, goes the middle rope and jumps off for to land his backcracker. Puma drags Cometa in the center of the ring, and puts on the inverted figure four. Cometa gives.
Tiger rushes in the ring to celebrate with Puma, but Puma's already up on the middle rope and celebrating. Cometa's brother checks on him as Puma gets his arm raised. Smoke shoots out from each other as Puma celebrates. Puma and Tiger hug a couple times as Cometa recovers on the mat.
Espiritu Negro brings Rey Cometa's daughter – who must've been in the front rows on the floor. Cometa shrugs. She gives her dad a hug, then helps take off the mask. Rey Cometa is announced as Mario Alberto Gonzalez. He looks younger on TV then he did in the pictures. Cometa says he gave his heart in the lucha, for the fans, but Puma was better and congratulates him. Puma says the King has words. Puma says Cometa was the toughest rival of his career, they were about equal, and the only reason he won was the support of the fans. One more shot of Cometa and daughter.