Arena Reports SHOW RESULTS - 9/13 CMLL 80th Anniv. Show in Mexico City: Unmasking, haircut, and an upset crowd
Sep 15, 2013 - 12:00:00 AM
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CMLL 80th Anniversary Show results
September 13, 2013
Mexico City, Mexico at Arena Mexico
Report by Justin Locks, PWTorch correspondent
(1) Ishii & Namajague & Shigeo Okumura beat Fuego & Rey Cometa & Stuka, Jr. in a six-man tag match.
(2) Euforia & Mephisto & Niebla Roja beat Brazo de Plata & Máximo & Titán. The comedy match of the evening.
(3) Marco Corleone (formerly Mark Jindrak) & Rush & Vangelis beat Negro Casas & Shocker & Terrible in a six-man tag match. Rush pinned Negro Casas in the final fall after a powerbomb and hooking the bottom rope. Solid match with Rush hinting more at a future rudo turn. I'm not a fan of Rush, but he played the cocky role very well post-match.
(4) Averno beat Blue Panther in a Submissions-only Hair vs. Hair match. Panther took the first fall with a flying wrist lock move, Averno quickly took the second fall with a leg lock, and Averno won a long third fall after a Rear Naked Choke.
After the match, Blue Panther lived up to his end by getting his hair cut in the middle of the ring.
(5) La Sombra & Volador, Jr. beat Atlantis & Último Guerrero in a match to advance to the main event. La Sombra pinned Atlantis and the crowd went nuts with boos. This sold-out arena was BEYOND UPSET. I was waiting for the fans to riot, shower the ring with trash, or flat out leave. This show was sold mainly on the idea that the main event would feature Atlantis vs. Último Guerrero and the Arena Mexico crowd DID NOT want anything less than Atlantis vs. Último Guerrero going one-on-one. The fact that it was La Sombra vs. Volador really set them off and set the tone for the rest of the night. The next matches had a nightmare crowd to work with!
Next was a dance routine from the CMLL ring girls, which was met with boos due to the result of the last match. The dancing served its point.
(6) Los Estetas del Aire (Máscara Dorada & Mistico II & Valiente) beat Los Revolucionarios del Terror (Dragón Rojo Jr. & Pólvora & Rey Escorpión) to retain the CMLL Trios Titles. Technicos took the first fall, Rudos took the second fall, and Technicos won the third fall and the match after Mistico submitted Rey Escorpion to retain the belts. A very fun match with tons of flying around and good lucha style action. On any other night, this would have been a great crowd-pleaser. Unfortunately, the Arena Mexico crowd was brutal on this match and still wasn't over the previous tag match. This match paid the price - tough draw for all six of the guys.
(7) La Sombra beat Volador, Jr. in the main event Mask vs. Mask match. Volador took the first fall with a back cracker, Sombra won the second fall after a springboard back flip into a moonsult, and Sombra won the third fall and the match after a nasty headscissors off the top dropping Volador on his head.
After the match, Volador's real name was given and he cut a promo is Spanish, then took off his mask and gave it to La Sombra. This was followed by a post-match celebration. The fans made it clear that this isn't what they paid to see and it made these two tear the house down. Maybe after the fans get over the fact that they still have to wait for Atlantis vs. Ultimo Guerrero, they will give this match the credit it deserves.
Overall, a great show if you can find it and a great way to see what lucha libre is all about. i give it a very solid 3/5 score.
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