Announcers introduce the show.
Match 1: Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Super Halcón Jr. vs Artillero, Súper Comando, Taurus
Arena Mexico, 04/16/2013
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 17:35
Notes: Referee is Bestia Negra.
1: Artillero, in a new white mask, starts with Pegasso. It's very shiny and not very camouflage. Chain wrestling spot end with a Pegasso casadora armdrag. Comando and Halcón are also mostly equal and also end with an armdrag. Hombre Bala has a weird mesh shirt thing going on now, and speeds it up with Taurus. Taurus can clothesline you after he's passed you be, it's very odd. Bala flips to the apron, slaps Taurus back, walks up the ramp, runs back, and topes into – Taurus' knee. That wasn't the plan, I'm pretty sure. Taurus gets right up and kicks Bala. Corner counts end with Taurus being tripped by Halcón and Bala landing the rolling double stomp. Super Comando dropkicks Pegasso out, but Halcón slams him and lands his moonsault for the win.
2: Super Comando madly stomps Halcón. Halcón kicks away a charge, enziguri kicks Comando in the should and revenge stomps before covering for 2. Halcón gets in a big spinning armdrag, but Comando just knocks down and stomps again. Bala cheats to trip Comando out, and wheelbarrow holds him for a Halcón sit off the apron. Pegasso armdrags and headscissors Artillero around, then casadora armdrags him thru the ropes. Taurus shoulderblocks Bala out of the ring quickly, and the rudos take over from that. Bala and Halcón are beaten up on the outside, and Pegasso is tripped and dropkicked inside. Rudos are content to slap and kick around the técnicos for a while in no hurry. Halcón turns it around enough set up Taurus in position for his Toroslam, and that's it for Halcón. Javier Amor wants to call that the Taurus Driver. NO. Pegasso is stomped down in the corner, then dropped in the center of the ring for a top rope splash.
3: Rudos stay in control. Pegasso takes a backdrop and elbow drop. Everyone pounds Bala, the third time they've done that bit this match. Bala takes a double boot. Halcón is kicked right the face, then given a big double backdrop for a two count. Halcón randomly quebradoras Taurus to turn it around, with the rest of the rudos just happy to hang out on the apron. Taurus is tripped into the dropkick to the backside and they get the best shot ever of Bala's corner tope attack. Artillero attacks both técnicos, small packaging Bala for a near fall. More cradles, more two counts. Pegasso beaks it beaks it up with a plancha onto Artillero for two, and follows with a torito for three.
Taurus and Bala looks a bit off starting, but get it together for Bala's double knees in the corner. Halcón cuts off Comando with a dropkick and beats him with a draping spinning DDT, getting that pin before Halcón can finish with a rope flip moonsault. Complete técnico win.
Match 2: Diamante, Sagrado, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr. ©, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
Arena Mexico, 04/16/2013
Match Time: 13:36
Notes: Referee is Pompin.
1: Pairs are Vangelis/Diamante, Okumura/Sagrado (just long enough for Okumura to lose his head covering) and Misterioso/Triton. No one's spent more of their life being shocked about a técnico doing some flips than Misterioso. Triton doesn't last in much longer than that, tripped up climbing the ropes. Diamante dropkicks Misterioso out, Vangelis wheel kicks Diamante, Sagrado missile dropkicks Vangelis, Okumura kicks and reverse DDTs Sagrado for the win.
2: Vangelis stomps over Diamante and drops him with a big clothesline. Diamante's held in the rudo corner and slapped hard. Diamante's arm is attacked but he's allowed free enough to tag in Triton. Triton makes sure he has his hand on the corner and is completely legal to come in. However, when Triton comes in, he argues with the ref about being legal and level. It's utterly bizarre, because Pompin indicates it was a good tag, that he can go ahead and wrestle, and throws his hands up in frustration when Triton leaves. So weird. Misterioso knocks Triton of the apron and the rudos attack Sagrado instead. Sagrado does get in one good chop in the middle of being battered. Vangelis' spear looks less impressive than usual. Triton comes in – without a tag! - and gets kicked a bit. Diamante back in and out. Sagrado clotheslined, but he rolls over a double backdrop and knocks down Okumura. Rudos knock him down, Triton gets Vangelis with a springboard headscissors and leaps to the apron for a top rope Asai moonsault on him. Diamante awkwardly gets Misterioso in his hold, which is really the same as Metalico's hold, and that's it.
3: Diamante gets in the four bounce tornillo armdrag on Diamante, a pair of quebradoras on Misterioso, and a one foot dropkick on Okumura. Triton has a neat backflip to the apron, swing kicks Vangelis away, and comes back in with a springboard tornillo armdrag. Misterioso takes a headscissors, and Okumura a springboard headscissors. That one looks like it's not going to come together, but they get close enough just in time. Sagrado and Vangelis combine for a messy springboard sunset flip for two, and the match kind of halt s for a moment while Misterioso takes over for Vangelis (hurt?). Sagrado tries Misterioso monkey flips, so things seem a bit normal, but Vangelis is slow up on the outside. Two quebradoras for Okumura cause him to fall over and roll out, and Sagrado follows with a tope. Diamante spectacularly springboard backflips into a Vangelis dropkick and Misterioso finishes Triton for the other pin. Javier Amor calls the Gori Driver “Rosa Driver” a few times.
History Capsule: Tony Salazar, with some odd choice of music.
Match 3: Ángel de Oro, Delta, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Arena Mexico, 04/16/2013
Super Pólvora Driver on Angel de Oro (6:20)
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 15:32
Notes: Thru circumstances unexplained, one of the cameraman is wearing a Revolucinarios sombrero before the match. Referee is Terror Chino.
1: Rudos decided to fool around before starting the match. Escorpion tosses Angel de Oro around with armdrags, then kicks Stuka off the apron for no reason at all. Everyone argues for a bit, then Angel de Oro and Rey Escorpion are left in. Oro gets the helicopter headscissors, and Escorpion responds by spitting at Stuka. Stuka wants Escorpion dead, but the referee jumps in the middle and talks everyone back out of the ring. Angel de Oro solves things by just tagging Stuka, but Escorpion decides he really needs a break and runs away. Delta & Dragon Rojo in instead. Rojo's hair is getting quite long. They go to a quick draw, then face to face, and the crowd taunts them with a beso chant. Stuka & Pólvora are left in, and Stuka monkey flips and dropkicks the rudo out. Angel de Oro move sequence #2 (duck under, kip up, superkick) takes care of Escorpion, Rojo armdrags Angel de Oro, Delta springboard dropkicks Delta, and runs after him, but Dragon Rojo ducks down and the rudos knocks Delta into the barricade when he slides out to the floor. Tecnicos try to help, but all are beat up instead. All the técnicos are brought in a stomped together, which does not seem like the greatest idea for the técnicos. Sure enough, they turn around to celebrate, and the técnicos all inside cradle them one two NO all around. Escorpion and Stuka left up, Stuka dropkick Escorpion out and follows with his Asai moonsault,. Other for finish things both doing rolls into their submissions. Delta is still working on his, and is too close to the ropes when he tries to get Pólvora up, so it's almost a cavernaria thing.
2: Escorpion relents to face Stuka, takes one quebradora, complains about being fouled, and stalls. Angel de Oro comes in his place. Dragon Rojo comes in without a tag, which causes a referee freak out and Escorpion has to come back. Oro and Escorpion exchange moves, Oro ending with a diving headscissors off the apron. Rojo now gets to take over, and he and Oro exchange chops while Stuka asks for a tag for some reason. Oro gives it to him, and he takes over. Dragon Rojo knocks Stuka down with a springboard – kick? I dunno. Not something he's done before. Whip leads to evasion leads to a inverted push off headscissors by Stuka. Stuka chases Escorpion the outside, leading to a standoff. Delta and Pólvora segment still ends with a Delta something that's either a messed up springboard clothesline or a really messed up springboard armdrag. It's unclear. Dragon Rojo slams and stomps Delta, then brags about it. Delta just gets up and punches Dragon Rojo, and that's it for him. Escorpion comes in an takes a big flying monkey flip to the floor, much different. Tecnicos immediately land triple topes. Oro Delta come back in with Pólvora and Dragon Rojo, and immediately find ways to lose. Stuka attempts to make the save, and is chopped right out off the ring by Escorpion.
3: Escorpion's beat up Stuka on the outside in between falls, and continues to do so as the fall stars. The other rudos beat up the técnicos in the ring, then Escorpion returns to untie Stuka's mask. Jumping axhandle to the back sends Stuka out. Double boot and a reversed sunset flip into a dropkick for Delta. Angel de Oro's tossed into a Pólvora dropkick. Stuka gets in a handspring double back elbow to start the comeback, though the rudos knock him down and clothesline Or as he comes to help. Pólvora misses a corner charge to throw himself out, and Oro follows with a moonsault, so the técnicos advantage is back on. Delta gives Rojo a rolling back elbow to send him out, fakes thru the ropes, turns up the corner for a ringpost tope con giro. Stuka and Escorpion are left into finish this. Escorpion freaks out, but chops Stuka down. Stuka powerslams him, heads up, and lands the top rope splash. Stuka bounces off, but climbs back on for the pin.
Stuka points out he beat Rey Escorpion in the center of the ring, and he wants a title shot. Escorpion says Stuka just got lucky, and he'll have to beat him again next week to get him a shot. (Oro helpfully reties Stuka's mask during this.)
Triunfo: Pequeño Nitro beats Acero
Doloroso: Luna Mágica kicks Vaquerita in the face
Admirable: Goya Kong backbreaker and splash on Vaquerita. Rough debut.
Espectacular: Rey Cometa tornillo onto Namajague
Alevoso: Namajague & Okumura beating up Rey Cometa.
Match 4: La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Arena Mexico, 04/16/2013
Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 15:20
Notes: Do you think Mephisto always walks behind Averno so they're not all standing around waiting for him to get to the ring? Tirantes is ref.
1: Dorada and Mephisto get to a faceoff to start. Averno finds himself in with Mascara, much to his annoyance. He knocks Mascara down before taking the usual run of headscissors, swing kick, flying headscissors. Sombra quickly armdrags Ephesto out, and launches himself on a tope con giro. Other four in, rudos counter the técnicos usual finishes for their own win.
2: Mephisto beats up Dorada, then grabs Mascara's boot on a kick and allows Averno to get in a free shot. Averno does so, then sets up Mascara on the buckles to go for his mask. Tirantes tells Averno to get down, Averno argues with Tirantes, and Mephisto takes his place untying the mask. Mephisto gets it mostly off, but Máscara holds in front of his head. Mephisto gives him the running hanging kick instead. Ephesto gives Dorada a front backbreaker, then Averno whips him into the Mephisto toss to the ramp. That seems like it's working for the rudos, but it usually backfires. Rudos yell at Máscara some more. Sombra has been down on the floor for this fall, but Máscara just makes his usual comeback. Sombra launches himself in on a armdrag on Ephesto, Averno kicks him down, Dorada pulls off the running springboard headscissors in. Torito on Averno, one two three, that's the fall. Avernos seems annoyed his partners disappeared at the end there. Tecnicos get some revenge on the rudos.
3: Rudos cheap shot Sombra before he gets going, but he fights better 1 on 2. Headscissors for Mephisto, fireman's escape armdrag for Averno, flip off the apron into a handspring on Averno on the floor. Ephesto boosts Dorada high for a corner headscissors. Rudos kick Dorada down before he can do more, and Averno rants at Dorada and the world. Double clothesline misses, Dorada flip over a double backdrop and springboards into a headscissors on Averno. Corner reversal sequences ends with a big springboard headscissors on Mephisto too. Mascara and Averno do a big face off, and the rudos all walk off. They come back before the countout. Mascara starts with Mephisto, and reacts like Ephesto hit him from the apron when Ephesto totally forgets to do it. Ephesto does after Mascara's already stopped and looked at him. Máscara fights them both off. Averno in last, but quickly out with a flipping armdrag. Tecnicos triple tope – back to back matches for that spot. Sombra and Ephesto back in, Ephesto begging off. Crowd annoyed. Sombra accepts the handshake, fireman's carry drops Ephesto near the corner, and lands the rope flip moonsault. Cover, but Mephisto pulls him off the pin from the outside. Ephesto out, Mephisto in, big slap to the face, Devil's Wings one two Dorada breaks it up. Dorada tries a 'rana, Mephisto breaks it, and hangs him upside down from dropkick from his partner. Mephisto covers, Sombra breaks it up, Averno attacks him and Mascara as he comes into help. Ephesto slams Mascara, rudos all go climb the the ropes. This has worked once – not this time, triple swandive headbutts come up empty. Máscara cradles Ephesto while the other técnicos springboard huracanrana the other rudos one two NO. Mascara very unhappy with Tirantes slow count there. Rudos regroup as the técnicos argue with the ref. Rudos all get cheating cradles on the técnicos, but Tirantes notices and refuses to count. Now the rudos argue, and the técnicos all inside cradle, but still two. Ephesto Averno and Máscara fight her way out, técnicos run the rudos into the each corner put on the star. Mascara trips Averno up near the middle and pulls him back in the center with a tapatía – and that' sit.
Announcers wrap it up. They're happy with Thunder being on next week's show.