I know, it’s Friday night, not Sunday… but Sunday has been cancelled… and besides, Friday is the biggest show of the week… two weeks out from the 80th anniversary show… Inbetween the 3rd and 4th matches, a promo aired on the video wall for the aniversary main event, which showed Ultimo and Gran Guerrero together… makes you wonder if they’d pull the switch in a screwjob…
12. Marco Corleone, Maximo & Rush (captain) def. Felino, Negro Casas & Volador Jr. (captain)
Negro Casas and Felino accompanied by Perrito Zacarias.
Fall #1: Rush attacks Negro Casas on the ramp. Negro Casas submitted Rush with a STF to rudos chants.
Fall #2: After a flurry of thrust kicks. Maximo got the kiss of death on Volador Jr. and pinned him. If his kisses cause that, he’ll never get laid…
Fall #3: Rush killed Negro Casas with a dropkick in the corner, then hit a plancha on Volador Jr.. Marco Corleone pinned Negro Casas and Maximo pinned Felino to win it.
11. CMLL Universal Tourament Semifinals: Hiroshi Tanahashi def. La Sombra
The winner to face Rush in the finals.
One fall: La Sombra with a tope and a splash back in the ring for a two. Hiroshi Tanahashi with a german suplex for a two. La Sombra with a german suplex for a two. La Sombra with a powerbomb and his double jump moonsault for a two. Volador Jr. came out and distracted La Sombra, allowing Hiroshi Tanahashi to hit a styles clash and a frog splash for the three. La Sombra challenged Tanahashi to a mask vs. hair match, Tanahashi walked off.
10. CMLL Universal Tourament Semifinals: La Sombra def. Virus
One fall: La Sombra pinned Virus
9. CMLL Universal Tourament Semifinals: Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Dragon Rojo Jr.
One fall: Hiroshi Tanahashi does not like hats. Taichi also doesn’t like Dragon Rojo Jr.’s conditioning, so maybe there is a pattern. Dragon Rojo Jr. with a plancha, then a double stomp off the top for a two. Hiroshi Tanahashi hits two legs whips and a dropkick to the knee, setting up a boston crab submission victory.
8. CMLL Universal Tourament Semifinals: Virus def. Valiente
One fall: Valiente with an arm drag to put Virus on the floor, followed by a tope. Virus pins Valiente.
7. CMLL Universal Tourament Semifinals: La Sombra def. Mephesto
One fall: La Sombra hits a nice springboard tornillo to the floor. Mephesto catches La Sombra with a powerbomb for a two. La Sombra with a split legged moonsault for a two when Mephesto gets to the ropes. Mephesto with the Devils Wings off the top for a two. La Sombra pins Mephesto with his double jump moonsault
6. CMLL Universal Tourament Semifinals: Hiroshi Tanahasi def. Shigeo Okumura
One fall: Shigeo Okumura hits a Michinoku Driver for a two. Hiroshi Tanahashi returned the favor, then pinned Okumura with a german suplex that didn’t kill.
5. CMLL Universal Tourament Semifinals: Dragon Rojo Jr. def. Titan
One fall: Titan with a nice springboard plancha. Titan also hit a springboard frog splash for a two. Dragon Rojo Jr. gets the pin with a springboard powerbomb. It’s good to have friends in higher places..
4. CMLL Universal Tourament Semifinals: Valiente & Virus are the last remaining in the battle royal to determine matchups over La Sombra, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Mephesto,
Diamante Azul Shigeo Okumura, Dragon Rojo Jr., and Titan
I will have to list all the titles out later, but all sixteen people in the Universal tournament are champions.
3. Averno (captain), Rey Escorpion & Polvora def. Blue Panther (captain), Mascara Dorada & Mistico
Averno and Blue Panther going into the submission match for the hair in two weeks at the anniversary show… Technicos accompanied by Que Monito…
Fall #1: Rudos take the first when Averno pins Blue Panther with a powerbomb. First rudos chants of the night
Fall #2: Rudos killing the technicos. Mascara Dorada hits a rana off the ramp on Polvora followed by a moonsault to the floor. Mistico hits a moonsault to the floor on Rey Escorpion. Blue Panther pins Averno to take the second.
Fall #3: Rudos take it when Polvora pins Mascara Dorada, Blue Panther hits a tope on Averno, then Rey Escorpion pins Mistico with a sitdown powerbomb. Match really woke up a dead crowd. Revolutionarios want a trios title shot.
2. Amapola (captain), Princesa Blanca & La Seductora def. Marcela (captain), Goya Kong & (sigh) Dalis la Caribena
sigh.. Dalis… maybe she’ll fall off the ramp when she comes out…
Fall #1: I realize I am tired since I have been up since 5am, but Dalis hit three moves in a row, I may be hallucinating. Rudos took the first when Princesa Blanca hit a powerbomb on Marcela and La Seductora pinned her.
Fall #2: Dalis whips Amapola into a dropkick off the top from Marcela, but Amapola reverses it and Dalis gets hit. Dalis goes nuts and jumps Amapola. Goya Kong comes in to break it up, but Princesa Blanca rolls up Goya Kong and Amapola pins Dalis for the win. Dalis walked out on the technicos in the post match. Should’ve known something was off when Dalis actually hit her moves…
1. Apocalipsis & Disturbio def. Metalico & Sensei
Sensei is still a technico…
Fall #1: Rudos take the first when Apocalipsis submits Sensei and Disturbio pins Metalico with a backbreaker.
Fall #2: Disturbio killed Sensei with a double knee strike in the corner. Technicos even it when Metalico pins Apocalipsis with a rana and Sensei submits Disturbio with a rana into arm bar.
Fall #3: Metalico hit Distrubio with a dropkick off the apron to the floor. Rudos take it when Disturbio pins Sensei with a frog splash and Apocalipsis submits Metalico.
Sunday’s Arena Coliseo show as cancelled due to an impending teachers strike, so this is what was once meant to be, but may or may not be recycled on 9/8…
6. Atlantis vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
5. La Sombra, Marco Corleone & Thunder vs. Rey Bucanero, Terrible & Vangellys
4. Namajague, Shigeo Okumura & Taichi vs. Angel de Oro, Diamante Azul & Valiente
3. Hijo del Fantasma vs. Tiger (Lightning match)
2. La Comandante, Princesa Sugheit & Tiffany vs. Estrellita, Luna Magica & Dalis la Carinena
Either way I was screwed on this one…
1. Leono & Molotov vs. Akuma & Canelo Casas