CMLL on CadenaTres #256 (10/27/2012) 
Recapped: 10/28/2012

Announcers welcome ups to the show.

Match 1: Bengala, Metálico, Sensei vs Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel
Arena Mexico, 10/23/2012

  1. rudos

  2. técnicos
  3. rudos

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 17:33
Rating: ok
Notes: Referee is Maya.

1: Raziel and Bengali have trouble with a jumping snap mare early on, which seems ominous. Raziel brings Bengali down to the mat from there. They, and Signo & Metálico both spend a couple minutes in decent to good ground battles. Sensei is more into jumping show off kicks. Cancerbero responds with a back elbow and a mocking crane pose. Amusing bit where Signo stomps Sensei from the apron, referee turns to warn him, and Raziel walks right in behind the referee to stop Sensei himself. Sensei can't get rolling against the rudos, not when Raziel is kicking the rope as he tries springboards and dropping him with a Raziel Driver. A head trap armbar finishes it. Metalico's brought in, stood on his head and dropkicked out. Bengali has some more problems, this time with Cancerbero, and the rudo finishes him with a motocicleta.

2: Rudos control the early portion of the fall. Raziel kicks Metálico in his bad leg, Metálico begs off, Raziel screams at Metálico and slaps his face. Raziel is merciless. Bengali has trouble getting over on a backdrop, and won't stay down for the next pinfall. Hmm. Sensei spins around on the ropes in the corner to stop the beatdown. Tecnicos don't get in that much offense, but do win the fall quick. Metálico tries to stand on Signo's head while getting his arm raised, but Signo rolls away.

3: Sensei and Signo do Sensei's new-ish bit of blocking every shot and hitting back harder. Signo looks like he'd prefer some other rudo try this next time. Cancerbero and Metálico tease a handshake for a long time, though I think it's because Metalico's waiting for Cancerbero to just hit him and it takes a while to get to that point. Metálico shows off some tricky armdrags and his cat pose. It's tough to pose as metal. Bengali & Raziel have a heated argument then freak out in different ways after a Bengali quebradora. A Bengali headscissors and flipping armdrag sends Raziel out, but he's right back in for two vs two spots with Cancerbero versus Sensei & Bengali. Rudos miscommunicate at first, but get it together. Metálico comes in to help his team, but ends up backdropped from the ramp into the ring. Signo collects Signo collects Metálico and Northern lights suplexes him for three.

Ultimo Dragoncito tells us to keep watching.

Match 2: Fuego, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
Arena Mexico, 10/23/2012

  1. rudos

  2. técnicos
  3. técnicos

Winner: tecnicso (2-1)
Match Time: 12:44
Rating: ok
Notes: Referee is Maya. Opening whistle is not shown.

1: Basic opening falls for the first two relays. Fuego & Okumura's mat exchange features camel clutches. Stuka & Vangelis follow. Announcers will forever state “Vangeils is a Nazi” no matter how many times he says he isn't. After Stuka sends Vangelis out with a a headscissors, Namajague back elbows Stuka, Sagrado springboard sillas Namajague, Okumura clotheslines Sagrado, Fuego springboard dropkicks Okumura and Vangelis Buca Storms Fuego for a pin. Announcers were totally surprised by that one. Fiebre Amarillo take out Sagrado with a wheelbarrow bulldog and pin Stuka after their usual Michinoku Driver/frog splash sequence.

2: Rudos control easily, and only lose it when they do a triple roll and pose. Sagrado takes out both of the Japanese. Vangelis is able to stop him with his spear, but Sagrado soon works in a springboard plancha to the floor. Fuego gets a run against both guys and has an unusual amount of issues with Namajague. Stuka does not, dropping Namajague with the Flecha Breaker before putting on a tapatía, and Fuego submits Vangelis to his submission hold.

3: Fuego/Namajague chop fight pains Namajague greatly. Namajague knocks Fuego down with back elbow and makes a mean face, then gets armdragged around. No mean faces! Sagrado & Okumura exchange finishers with their teammates breaking pin. They knock each other out with clotheslines, with one teammate on each side making the cover and the other breaking up the pin. Sagrado takes them both out of the way with a clothesline to the floor. Vangelis & Namajague double team Stuka just long enough to screw up, and a Fuego boost dropkick sets up their usual easy dives. Sagrado & Okumura return to finish it, Okumura getting a near fall on a powerbomb but ultimately beat by Sagrado's springboard moonsault (which connects with a lot of legs.)

Match 3: Niebla Roja, Terrible, Tiger vs Ángel de Oro, Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma
Arena Mexico, 10/23/2012

  1. técnicos

  2. rudos
  3. rudos

Winner: rudos
Match Time: 14:51
Rating: eh
Notes: Referee is Tirantes. Tirantes working the semimain! How unlike him. Comandante is with the rudos.

1: An non-noteworthy opening fall. Fantasma and Niebla Roja start off for the mat segment, but Angel de Oro & Tiger are a lot better together. Terrible is in just long enough to take some headscissors from Diamante and a tope con giro from Fantasma. Other técnicos submit other rudos.

2: A técnico dominated fall until the finish, each taking a turn going thru a couple rudos. Crowd is way behind Terrible when he's in, very amused when Terrible accidentally slaps Comandante (once again) and not at all interested in Fantasma when he poses. Angel de Oro and Diamante follow with their turns. Oro comes back in with more offense for Tiger, but handsprings into Tiger's backcracker for one pin. Niebla Roja changes up his cristo slam into a cristo gutbuster for the other.

3: Rudos brawl with the técnicos in and around the ring to start the fall. Not a lot of urgency to any of it. Niebla Roja tries to unmask Angel de Oro. I think he knows what Oro looks like. Roja catapult holds Diamante for Terrible to drop Tiger on top with a legdrop. Tiger stops Diamante from rolling out, but walks him over to Fantasma for a tag. Smart. Tiger doesn’t do much with Fantasma, and Diamatne's back in for various holding and hitting. Angel de Oro comes in to face Niebla Roja and grabs his hamstring after a Niebla Roja kick, which seems like it's just normal bit. After Niebla Roja follows with a corner jumping front flip double kick (!), Oro goes down still clutching that leg and does not get up for the rest of the match. After a replay (and enough time for the rudos to talk to Oro, since he's closer to them), the rudos rush the técnicos and immediately try to finish the match. Terrible and Tiger have Diamante giving up to a double crab, but Tirantes won't count it because it's two men and he's outlawed two man submission holds. Meanwhile, Niebla Roja has Fantasma pinned, only Tirantes is busy showing how smart he is and misses the pin for a while. Niebla Roja helpfully grabs the ropes as the pin is counted and gets away with it. Tiger pins Diamante, but Fantasma is the captain so it doesn't matter.

Niebla Roja stomps on Angel de Oro as he gets loaded on a stretcher. Roja pushes away the medical person to get at Oro, but eventually gets herded into the ring. Terrible pulls Fantasma's mask and goes back to the ramp to help beat up Angel de Oro. Security finally gets them away.

Stellar Moments

Castigo: Shockercito dropkicking Olímpico to the floor

Espectacular: Máximo tope to Rey Bucanero

Tecnico: Místico shooting star press to the floor

Alevoso: Euforia laying out Taaa Tonga with a tope

Dolorso: Niebla Roja's tope con giro to nowhere.

CMLL 80th Anniversary: Muricielago Velazques – the first to lose his mask.

Match 4: Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Black Warrior, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.
Arena Mexico, 10/23/2012

  1. técnicos

  2. rudos
  3. técnicos

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 9:33
Rating: problematic
Notes: Reyes del Atlantida do that thing where they all get their music played but enter together. Fun fact: Guerrero Maya Jr. was 2 when Atlantis started wrestling. Euforia comes out to the Guerreros music, and wearing a Euforia sized version of Niebla Roja's (normal) gear. Mije is with Green Lantern Volador. Mije wears one Volador mask and brings two more to the ring. Volador gives one of those out. Tiger Hispano is ref.

1: Warrior has to stretch before he can face Maya. Maya is annoyed a and hits him, but annoys Volador at the same time. Volador comes in as if to take him, but walks right back out. Warrior takes Maya down and attempts to rip his leg off. It does not take, but they have a fierce battle on the mat. Maya armdrags Warrior away at the end, Warrior claps for him and offer a handshake, Maya is not sure about that at all. He takes it – to armdrag Warrior before Warrior can do anything. Maya still gets clotheslines in the end, Warrior dancing over him. This gets their exchange going again, Maya finding success with a powerslam and a heel kick, but gets caught rolling out of the corner with a great looking Maya spear. Maya really brought up the best in Black Warrior here. Warrior misses a corner charge, and Maya knocks him into the barricade with a tope. Euforia lasts in the ring long enough to be sent out by Delta, who follows with his ringpost tope con giro. Volador flips all around, but is once again magnetically pulled into the Atlantida to lose a fall.

As replays are going, announcers are distracted – Mr. Aguila is here! The foursome (and Mije) huddle, and since Euforia is still selling the plancha by grabbing his shoulder, it's easy to make believe he's hurt and can't continue, so Mr. Aguila has to take his place. Tecnicos have all sort of problems with this, so the rudos just attack them. Thanks for coming, Euforia! Brawling all around, rudos going after técnicos mask. Not sure fall 2 has ever started. In fact, they go to break once it does.

2: Brawl continues. Aguila takes some downtime to fix his gear, which is not his normal gear. Volador and Warrior ignore Aguila and double team the técnicos by themselves. Aguila gets the message and just hangs near his corner while his partners clean up – stunner on Atlantis send him into a Volador backcracker. Volador has to tell Aguila to come back in to let him know the fall is over. Aguila poses on the middle rope and seems like he loses his balance. Hmmm. Rudos pull of Atlantis mask during replays, but no DQ.

3: Rudos tie Atlantis' mask to the ropes and attack him for a while. Warrior and Volador let Aguila face Atlantis, but he looks really slow and off. Volador and Warrior go back to handling business themselves with the other two. 619 for Delta, flying axhandle for Maya. Volador misses a corner charge to start a monkey flip/quebradora comeback. Maya submits Warrior, which looks good, except it leaves the worst possible combination left, Aguila and Delta. All Delta wants to do is a suplex, but Aguila (in his current state) can not handle that, and they fall to the ground in an embarrassing fashion.

Delta is very unhappy with Mr. Aguila after that finish, giving him a piece of his mind. Delta gets around to make belt motions, but it's clear that's not what he was yelling about at first. Atlantis makes the microphone challenge for the trios titles. Warrior calls Maya & Delta ugly, doesn't want to deal with those kids, and rather have a singles match with Atlantis instead, but Volador polls the audience and accepts with their approval. Maya says the only person who's ugly is Warrior's mom. Crowd is amused. Warrior makes Your Mama jokes back and then laughs madly about them.

Announcers wrap it up.