CMLL 2/11/06 (2/10/06) & CMLL TV 2/18/06 (2/17/06)
Written By Robert Bihari
Short episode b/c of the Olympics. But I think if they had just aired the top 3 matches from 1st fall start to 3rd fall finish with no repeats or introductions, they could have squeezed everything into 45 minutes.
Momentos had BAM BAM jumping off the edge of the ramp onto Pequeno Violencia with a plancha and Ultimo Dragoncito using a nasty tiger suplex on Pequeno Halloween who looks awesome.
Mistico/Negro Casas/Black Warrior vs El Averno/El Mephisto/Tarzan Boy: 1st/2nd falls were just Momentos Estelares. Great dives by Warrior and Mistico to end the 2nd fall. The 3rd fall was FANTASTIC! It’s a shame they couldn’t have two other good falls to make this a complete match. Lots of mask ripping which the crowd went nuts for. Casas dropkicked Tarzan off the apron and then hit the silla. Straight home with Warrior submitting Mephisto and Mistico hitting THE BEST MISTICA EVER on Averno. You gotta hear the crowd reaction… it’s insane!
For a one match show this was a pretty great show.:)
This one is a must-have folks.
Dr. Wagner Jr./Dos Caras Jr./La Mascara vs Atlantis/Rey Bucanero/Sangre Azteca: Awesome to see Azteca working in a big match like this. He fit in so well and took some big bumps that the older crew in CMLL wouldn’t have taken if their lives depended on it. Wagner even looked a little more motivated knowing he was working with another rudo that would bump hard for him. First fall had lots of neat spots. Wagner took out Atlantis with a somersault off the ramp and the other two tecnicos used their usual finishers to take the fall. Mascara and Dos Jr. both did exchanges in the second fall before the rudos took over. Azteca hit Wagner with a huge plancha to the floor! Other rudos used their finishers on the remaining tecnicos. Third fall had a really nice finishing sequence with Wagner taking a sick bump to the floor along with Atlantis. Then Dos Jr. yanked Azteca off the ropes while he tried an asai moonsault. Bucanero attacked Dos Jr. on the floor but then got nailed by La Mascara who flew over the ringpost with a plancha! Another example of things just starting to pick up when Wagner countered a huracanrana with a sunset flip and got the three right away. Would 30 seconds more have killed them?
Momentos was all new due to the shortened previous show. Cool spots included Tigre Metalico with a moonsault plancha on Apocalipsis and Ultimo Guerrero countering the Code Red by yanking La Parka’s mask off.
Universo 2000/Ultimo Guerrero/Tarzan Boy vs Perro Aguayo Jr./Hector Garza/Terrible: All you need to know is the finishes b/c that’s all there was.:) In the first fall Ultimo assisted Tarzan into a plancha on Garza and Terrible. Then Ultimo nailed everyone with a plancha off the top. Perrito missed the Lanza in the ring but sold it like he was dead so when Universo went to lock on a submission, Perrito rolled him up for the win. Perrito nailed Universo with La Silla in the second fall but his team lost anyways. I forget how. As usual things started to pick up in the third fall when everyone went home. Perrito went up for La Lanza but got distracted by two guys coming to the ring in Dinamitas masks. They ended up attacking Universo’s team though which caused a DQ. They cut promos and of course unmasked as Damian 666 and Mr. Aguila. Crowd seemed more confused than anything. I was pretty confused myself. Why did Perrito get himself DQ’ed?
Averno/Mephisto vs Mistico/Black Warrior – CMLL Tag Team Titles: This was the SHOW SAVER! MOTYC for sure, at least in my book. First fall started nice and slow. I liked the Mistico/Mephsito stuff. Rudos took over and won the fall within seconds. In the second fall the tecnicos did a nice comeback and won seconds afterwards. Third fall got plenty of time and they did a bunch of neat stuff unless you count one fucked up Black Warrior spot. There was a crazy series of complex moves which included some Mistico flying in the ring, a springboard armdrag to Averno on the ramp, Warrior tripping so Mistico could 6-1-9 him on the ramp and Warrior doing a slingshot legdrop taking he and Mephisto to the floor. It came off way better than it reads and the crowd was RED HOT afterwards. They did some really good nearfalls. Crowd was just waiting to explode and cheer Mistico winning another title. Both rudos got sent outside by Mistico and Warrior hit his awesome tope of death knocking Averno into the front row, then Mistico did a plancha over the ringpost onto Mephisto! Both tecnicos got whipped into each other on the outside and Mistico got crotched leaving Warrior all alone. He was able to fight off both rudos and eliminated Mephisto but then Averno pinned him immediatly afterwards. DOWN TO TWO! Crowd was big time into seeing Mistico win and they did two nearfalls that got HUGE REACTIONS. Finally Mistico hit Averno with the same move(somersault into a sunset flip) that won him the second fall but Averno rolled forwards and grabbed the ropes. 1… 2… Warrior dropkicked Averno from the ramp to break it up! The referee argued with Warrior as Mistico and Averno got up… Mistico into the ropes… LA MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISTICA! NUEVO CAMP… NO! THE REF RAISED AVERNO’S HAND FOR THE DQ!!! Can’t say enough about the finish here. You had the 12,000 Mistico fans screaming at the top of their lungs b/c they thought he was the new tag champion and then you had the remaining 2,000 rudo fans scream equally as loud when Averno’s hand got raised. It was AWESOME! It was so heated that a fan actually tried to hit the ring while the post-match confusion was going on but security stopped him. Really fun match and crazy finish.
Well if you combine this episode with the 2/11 show:
AAA – 3
CMLL – 1
The comeback begins! This was seriously a really great show and well worth the $5.
EDIT: Another great reason to buy CMLL TV shows = the Chiquitibum music videos that appear on every episode. PONGAN LA VERDE PARA MEXICO!