CMLL on Televisa #1154 (05/18/2013) 
Recapped: 05/24/2013

Announcers welcome us to the show. Máximo crashes the intro to introduce himself as the special guest. Someone is in love with flipping images rapidly to make it look like something is happening.

Match 1: Ángel de Oro vs Dragón Rojo Jr. in a lightning match
Arena Mexico, 05/10/2013

Winner: Dragon Rojo Jr.
Match Time: 7:18
Rating: ok
Notes: Joined a few seconds in progress. Referee is Terror Chino.

Dragon Rojo forces Angel de Oro into the ropes and cheap shots him. There's literally a logo in every corner of the screen for a moment. Perhaps too much. Chop fight, Oro thrown down, but keeps fighting his way up for armdrags. Trips, Oro headscissors, Rojo out. Oro claps his hands, runs, slows – because Dragon is back in and dropkicking him. Oro hangs on the bottom rope instead falling all the way out, Rojo just looks at him, then decides that's good enough for a dive. Oro swings back in, dropkick Rojo out, and follows with a tope. Oro is protecting his left knee and couldn't get a lot on the dive because of it, but he still got to Dragon Rojo. Back in for evasion and the Angel de Oro sequence #1 Oro does it slower, and Rojo knees him as he tries to land the moonsault. Rojo knees Oro a few times, who stops in the corner to catch his breath. Awkward. Rojo grabs him and has the guy who's hurting running run from corner to corner for clotheslines. Oro recovers rapidly and dropkicks Dragon out, but Dragon trips Oro up going for the Asai moonsault. Rojo to the middle rope, position himself, and double stomps Oro in the back. Replay of that. Rojo is going to hurt himself trying to land after one of those some day. Rojo throws Oro back in, hangs out on the apron, and slaps Oro back when he tries to get involved. Rojo climbs up, Oro climbs up with him, they battle back and forth, Rojo falls off the apron to the floor, and Oro follows with a corner moonsault. His legs get caught underneath him on the landing, which could not have helped. Oro throws Dragon Rojo in, climbs to the top rope, and placnhas Rojo. Oro ducks a clothesline, huracanrana blocked into a powerbomb but revers back into a huracanrana one two NO. Oro gets in a stunner, an upkick, a superkick and standing moonsault for another two count. Oro poses, Rojo shoulderblocks him, Oro casadora into a mecedora! Rojo breaks his hand free pretty quickly, and Oro can't keep him in the hold. Corner whip evasion, Oro headscissors reversed into a faceslam, Dragon Rojo up top, top rope double stomp, Rojo rolling thru this. Rojo covers one two NO. Rojo can't believe it, and neither can I. Oro ducks a clothesline, jumps at Dragon Rojo, and Dragon Rojo drops him with the Dragon Bomb this time. That's it.

Rojo stands on Oro and poses

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CMLL Cartela: Sunday @ Arena Mexico – Místico, Mascara Dorada, Valiente vs Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla and Negro Casas.

Match 2: Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Valiente ©  vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis (c)
Arena Mexico, 05/10/2013

  1. rudos

  2. técnicos
  3. técnicos

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:35
Rating: good
Notes: Referee is Bestia Negra. Monito is with the técnicos.

1: Okumura and Valiente start on the mat, Okumura bridging up nearly into the Valiente Buster. That would've been something if Valiente did it there, but Okumura escapes via armdrag before Valiente even has a chance to really tease it. Valiente holds Okumura down in leg and arm holds. Fantasma and Namajague are next, battling over holds until Fantasma armdrags Namajague out. Rey Cometa slingshots in, right into a Vangelis back elbow. Vangelis stomps him a lot and looks at the crowd. Cometa evades, but springboard moonsaults right into a Vangelis dropkick. Namajague adds the frog splash, and Cometa is done. Fantasma dropkicks Namajague out, swing kicks Okumura to set up the Phantom Attack, but loiters near the ring and Vangelis lands his spear. Okumura trips up Valiente and pins him with a camel clutch cradle to take the fall.

2: Rudos control the ring. Double boot for Vangelis. Fantasma whipped into a Okumura boot from the outside, then Okumura comes in to give Fantasma a jawbreaker. Vangelis wheel kick, check. Vangelis attacks Cometa as he comes in, then dropkicks him in the shoulder. Namajague takes in, but Cometa reverses the whip and drops Namajague with a quebradora. Técnicos are fired up, and Cometa pulls off his handspring backflip helicopter headscissors. Okumura pulls Cometa down by his hair to break it up, but Vangelis and Cometa fail on the double teaming, and Cometa armdrags them both. Valiente and Fantasma out with topes. Namajague tries a plancha on Cometa, Cometa moves out of the way, scoops Namajague up, drops him in the corner, and lands the top rope 450 splash for the pin. Neither rudo can make it back in, so that's the fall.

3: Fantasma and Namajague have a pose off. This works better for Fantasma. Fantasma gets in a headscissors, Namajague is pulled into the splits but ducks the head kick, Fantasma gets him with an enziguri anyway. Okumura ends up taking a Fantasma quebradora and a Monito plancha to the floor. Monito very fired up after landing that, and it was a good one. Cometa gets caught going for a casadora and dropped into Vangelis Storm. Valiente breaks that pin up. Valiente quebrada moonsault is caught by Vangelis (!) but Valiente turns it around into a Valiente Buster. Okumura breaks that pin up, and his big move is a Michinoku Driver. Fantasma's big move is a German suplex. Namajague gets no big move, just missile dropkicked out by Cometa, who just barely makes it over the top rope on a Brillo Tornillo. (On slow motion, it looks like his toes do hit the top rope, but not enough to mess him up.) Rudos double team Valiente, but he battle back from a corner charge and lines up Vangelis and Okumura for a double Phantom attack. Técnicos out on submission for good measure.

Tecnicos celebrate. Monito taunts Vangelis. In post match interviews, Cometa says Mexico > Japan and Valiente basically agrees.

CMLL Cartela: Tuesday @ Arena Mexico – Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Místico vs TRT

Fan Winner segment with Máximo.

Match 3: Blue Panther ©, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada vs Boby Zavala, Comandante Pierroth ©, Rey Escorpión
Arena Mexico, 05/10/2013

  1. rudos

  2. técnicos
  3. técnicos

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:07
Rating: good except for the Pierroth parts
Notes: Pierroth's crew are waiting for him at ringside, and salute him as he walks by. Pierrothito gives him the microphone so Pierroth can talk about la Nueva Era – sounds familiar – of violence. Crowd does not seem too bothered. Pierrothito has issues holding up the flag. That's the only entrance shown. Comandante sticks around for the match. Referee is babe Richard

1: Lots of crowd shots to start. Dorada and Escorpion start with Dorada armdragging and headscissoring Escorpion until the zero trips. Mascara draws Pierroth. Announcers are talking a lot about the original guy, who is not this guy. Pierroth back elbows Mascara and stomps him a lot. Whip, Mascara kicks a bent over Pierroth in the face, superkick, and dropkick top send him out. Máscara tope – is just not caught, Mascara crashing into the boards instead. Sucks to be him. Inside, Zavala tosses Dorada into a Escorpion sit down powerbomb, and submits Blue Panther (!). Replays makes it look like Mascara just had horrible aim, not that Pierroth moved.

2: Rudos beat up the técnicos on the outside, mostly showing Escorpion and Zavala. Mascara is brought back in to take a Pierroth belt shot to the back. Dorada gets one as well. Match is slow between belt shots. Zavala speeds it up with a backdrop, though his follow up dropkick misses when Dorada is quick to roll out of the ring. Rudos stomp Panther, Pierroth getting in another belt shot. Dorada is tossed out of the ring into a dropkick by Zavala on the apron. Chops for Panther. Corner whip, Panther flips Pierroth to the apron, Mascara pulls him off, Escorpion hits the corner, Zavala hits Panther, crowd shot edit here. Something went of place. Back to see Panther and Dorada beat the técnicos.

3: Big edit to jump in the middle of the third fall - feels like something with Pierroth was edited out since we see Dorada working wit the other two, and going thru them with headscissors. Double rotation one sends Escorpion out, then Dorada does a crazy dive over the corner – an amazing tope into an armdrag. Zavala and Panther trade chops, with Escorpion coming into help. Panther turning a double team into a flipping armdrag on Escorpion, and backdropping Zavala. Zavala kicks Panther back in the corner, charges, and takes the knee bum out. Pierroth in and kicking Panther. Panther charges, Panther trips him up, and Mascara kicks Pierroth form the apron. Pierroth does this weird backwards lurch selling, like he's being pushed backwards by a strong gust of wind. Mascara in, shirt off, Pierroth rolls and escapes. Zavala takes over, takes a headscissors. Escorpion not sure about this, and does take the flipping armdrag and the rolling dropkick out. Pierroth back in, long crowd shot instead of showing what happens. Other four all in, técnicos cradle the rudos for two counts. Tecnicos switch rudos, and get two counts again. Dorada with a nice reverse springboard headscissors on Zavala, and Panther follows with a bit tope. Dorada with a snap huracanrana on Escorpion, but only two. Escorpion slaps Dorada down, charge, and takes his huge monkey flip to the floor. Dorada runs – my gosh, what a running slingshot tornillo con giro! That was incredible. Mascara and Pierroth back in, Mascara does his Máscara sequence just up the casadora, Comandante trips him up, Pierrothito runs out with a cookie sheet and smacks Máscara with it. Pierroth this Mascara many times before Babe Richard gets in the middle to call the DQ.

Replay shows Alexis was standing right next to Comandante when she tripped Mascara. She should've blamed him!

Post match promo has Pierrothito doing a lot of talking. Rey Escorpion says Arriba Puerto Rico. Zavala says nothing.

Máximo thanks the announcers.

Luchador dance bit from Mthe Mother's day show with lots of female reaction shots. They were about doing lap dances by the end. There's no context given to any of it.