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CMLL Cancels Mistico Press Conference
Last week CMLL announced they would be holding a Press Conference this week to discuss the Mistico situation and many thought Mistico may actually be there, but Thursday came and went and CMLL decided to not even hold a Press Conference. Some promoters in Mexico are promoting Mistico has part of their CMLL shows in the next few weeks so the question remains whether Mistico will be wrestling some more dates to finish up with CMLL or if CMLL is going to put another wrestler under the mask, or whether those promoters are just unaware (or don’t care) of Mistico signing with the WWE.
CMLL Attendance Trends From 2010
This week the LuchaBlog (http://www.thecubsfan.com/cmll/) put together a pretty interesting chart (and description) that talks about the attendance trends from 2010. Easily the biggest draw from last year was Mistico’s rudo turn (no surprise there) as well as the Mistico vs. Psicosis feud which many claimed wasn’t a big enough draw to do the Mask vs. Mask Match. Really interesting stuff there so this is a definite read.
Another CMLL Star Tried Out for WWE?
There are rumors on the internet that Mistico wasn’t the only CMLL star that tried out for WWE last year. While no name was given Cesar from LosColiseinos Blog did tease that this person was formerly a tecnico but is now a rudo and feuded with Mistico. If you think hard enough you’ll probably figure it out, but Cesar does say too that he doesn’t know for sure and doesn’t know if CMLL knows that this person tried out. It’s unclear whether WWE wants to sign this star or not either.
CMLL 02/04 Arena Mexico Results
1) Apocalipsis & Bronco III def. Astro Boy & Bengala
2) Pequeno Olimpico, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito def. Pequeno Maximo, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito
3) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata def. Cancerbero, Raziel, & Virus
4) Lightning Match: Olimpico def. Hijo del Fantasma
5) Dragon Rojo Jr., Texano Jr., & Misterioso II def. La Mascara, Sangre Azteca, & Maximo via DQ
6) Ultimo Guerrero, Averno, & Mephisto def. La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Brazo de Plata via DQ
CMLL 02/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Titanio def. In Memoriam
2) Artillero & Super Comando def. Thunder Boy & Virgo
3) Drago & Rafaga def. Guerrero Maya Jr. & Rey Cometa
4) Delta & Stuka Jr. def. Cancerbero & Polvora
5) Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, & Dragon Rojo Jr. def. La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & La Mascara
CMLL 02/06 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Ramstein & Semental def. Camaleon & Horuz
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, & Marcela def. La Comandante, Mima Shimoda, & Princesa Sujei
3) CMLL Minis Title #1 Contenders Cibernetico: Pequeno Olimpico def. Mascarita Dorada, Electrico, Pierrothito, Pequeno Violencia, Mercurio, Mini Fantasy, Astral, Pequeno Nitro, & Pequeno Maximo
4) Rey Bucanero, Felino, & Ephesto def. Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, & Valiente
5) Volador Jr., Hector Garza, & Negro Casas def. Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, & Toscano
CMLL 02/07 Arena Puebla Results
3) Maximo, Toscano, & Valiente def. Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, & Yoshihashi
4) Mascara Dorada, Blue Panther, & Hijo del Fantasma def. Atlantis, Averno, & Dragon Rojo Jr. via DQ
5) Ultimo Guerrero vs. Psicosis II
CMLL 02/08 Arena Mexico Results
1) Enrique Vera Jr. & Leono def. Bronco III & Mortiz
2) Cibernetico: Demus 3:16 def. Virus, Stuka Jr., Fuego, Angel de Plata, Dr. X, Puma King, Rey Cometa, Hijo del Signo, Durango Kid, Hombre Bala Jr., & Dragon Lee
3) Hector Garza, Texano Jr., & Shigeo Okumura def. Hijo del Fantasma, Brazo de Plata, & Toscano via DQ
4) La Sombra, La Mascara, & Rush def. Averno, Mephisto, & Ephesto
CMLL 02/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Magnum def. Evola
2) Guerrero Maya Jr. & Starman def. Infierno & Leon Blanco
3) Pequeno Universo 2000 & Pierrothito def. Electrico & Shockercito
4) Gallo, Sagrado, & Sangre Azteca def. Escorpion, Misterioso II, & Polvora
5) Rey Bucanero & Felino def. Mascara Dorada & Maximo
CMLL 02/11 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Horuz & Tigre Blanco vs. Camorra & Disturbio
2) Angel de Plata, Magnus, & Rey Cometa vs. Bobby Zavala, Loco Max, & Skandalo
3) 2011 National Parejas Increibles Tournament Block A featuring Hector Garza & Delta, El Terrible & Toscano, El Alebrije & Sangre Azteca, Mr. Aguila & Rush, Blue Panther & Dragon Rojo Jr., Ultimo Guerrero & Angel de Oro, Rey Bucanero & Metro, and Olimpico & Brazo de Plata
4) Mascara Dorada vs. Averno
CMLL 02/14 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo vs. Sauron & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Camaleon, Freesbe, & Lestat vs. Camorra, Fuerza Chicana, & Zayco
3) Cibernetico: Delta, Fuego, Metro, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr. vs. Loco Max, Misterioso II, Nosferatu, Vangelis, & Sangre Azteca
4) Angel de Oro, Diamante, & Rush vs. Euforia, Polvora, & Virus
5) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & Brazo de Plata vs. Volador Jr., Averno, & Mephisto
CMLL 03/19 Laredo, TX Lineup
1) Angel Azteca Jr., Estrella Universal, & Molotov vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, & Oscuridad
2) Dalys la Caribena & Marcela vs. Princesa Sujei & La Comandante
3) CMLL Tag Team Titles: Ultimo Guerrero & Dragon Rojo Jr. (c) vs. Hector Garza & Mr. Aguila
4) La Sombra, Mascara Dorada, & La Mascara vs. Volador Jr., Averno, & Mephisto
Carlito Coming to AAA
AAA announced last weekend that former WWE star, Carlito Colon, would be competing in this years Rey de Reyes Tournament and will likely appear at the Rey de Reyes PPV whether he moves onto the Finals or not.
AAA 02/04 TV Taping Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, & Eterno def. Argenis, Atomic Boy, & El Gato
2) Ronin & Sexy Star def. Sugi San & Fabi Apache
3) 2011 Rey de Reyes Semifinals Fatal 4-Way: Extreme Tiger def. Joe Lider, Chessman, & Cuervo
4) Best of 5 Series Match #1: Electroshock def. Heavy Metal
5) El Mesias, Espiritu, & Ozz def. L.A. Park, El Zorro, & Decnnis
6) Cibernetico, Charly Manson, & Escoria def. La Parka Jr., Nicho el Millionario, & Jack Evans
* NOTES *
– Pics courtesy of Black Terry Jr.
– The IWRG guys take out El Gato:
– Dr. Cerebro gets Gato for the win:
– Sugi dives onto Ronin:
– Fabi had Sexy win the Dragon Suplex:
– But Tirantes Jr. helped Sexy win by destroying Fabi:
– Extreme Tiger moves onto the 2011 Rey de Reyes Finals:
– Heavy Metal challenged Electro to a Best of 5 Series and Electro agreed.
– Electro dives onto Metal:
– Park goes for a Splash on Mesias but Mesias rolled out of the way:
– Mesias then hit a Splash of his own to get the win for his team:
– Manson & Escoria take out Jack Evans:
AAA 02/19 TV Taping Lineup
1) Fabi Apache, Mini Charly Manson, & Sugi San vs. Sexy Star, Mini Chessman, & Ronin
2) Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs. Silver Kain & Ultimo Gladiador
3) El Elegido & Laredo Kid vs. Chris Stone & Alan Stone
4) 2011 Rey de Reyes Semifinals: El Mesias vs. Aerostar vs. Electroshock vs. Super Fly
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown vs. Super Crazy, Damian666, Halloween, & TBA
Dragon Gate Creates New Match Type
This week Dragon Gate announced that they had created a new match on the heels of the new Unit War. It will be called The Defeated Revives Survival Elimination Match. It’s going to be a 4 on 4 team format and eliminations can come by pinfall, submission, and even over the top rope elimination. The catch is that when eliminated you aren’t eliminated for good, only a short period of time (not announced just how long yet) and after the time period the eliminated wrestler can return. If a team has multiple eliminations occurs before their revival period expires, they can only bring back one wrestler. There will be a 30 minute time limit and if it comes to a draw then they will use a point system. Very confusing stuff.
Dragon Gate 01/05 Mie Results
1) Dragon Kid & Naoki Tanizaki def. YAMATO & KAGETORA
2) BxB Hulk def. Takuya Tomakomai
3) PAC def. Super Shisa
4) Masato Yoshino & Susumu Yokosuka def. CIMA & Yasushi Kanda
5) Naruki Doi, Gamma, & Brodie Lee def. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, & Kenichiro Arai
Dragon Gate 02/06 Fukuoka Results
1) Gamma, Dragon Kid, & Yasushi Kanda def. YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Cyber Kong
2) Handicap Match: Brodie Lee def. Super Shenlong & Kotoka
3) Kenichiro Arai def. Susumu Yokosuka
4) CIMA, Naruki Doi, & Ricochet def. Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & K-Ness
5) Open the Brave Gate Title: PAC (c) def. Naoki Tanizaki to retain the title!
6) Open the Twin Gate Titles: Ryo Saito & Genki Horiguchi def. Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii (c) to win the titles!
* NOTES *
– After the Main Event CIMA came out and declared “Unit War” on all other factions in Dragon Gate.
Dragon Gate 02/09 Chiba Results
1) Masato Yoshino & Susumu Yokosuka def. CIMA & Ricochet
2) BxB Hulk def. Naoki Tanizaki
3) Gamma & Brodie Lee def. Masaaki Mochizuki & Kenichiro Arai
4) PAC def. Yasushi Kanda
5) Naruki Doi, Dragon Kid, & Ryo Saito def. YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Cyber Kong
Dragon Gate 02/12 Aichi Lineup
1) Gamma & Dragon Kid vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Kenichiro Arai
2) Ricochet vs. Cyber Kong
3) PAC vs. Genki Horiguchi
4) Yasushi Kanda & Brodie Lee vs. YAMATO & KAGETORA
5) CIMA, Naruki Doi, & Ryo Saito vs. Masato Yoshino, BxB Hulk, & Susumu Yokosuka
Dragon Gate 02/13 Wakayama Lineup
1) Masato Yoshino & PAC vs. Ryo Saito & Naoki Tanizaki
2) BxB Hulk vs. Genki Horiguchi
3) Naruki Doi vs. KAGETORA
4) Brodie Lee & Ricochet vs. YAMATO & Cyber Kong
5) CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Gamma vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, & Kenichiro Arai
Dragon Gate 02/27 Aichi Lineup
1) BxB Hulk & PAC vs. Takuya Tomakomai & Super Shenlong
2) Susumu Yokosuka vs. Yasushi Kanda
3) Masato Yoshino vs. Naoki Tanizaki
4) Open the Triangle Gate Titles: CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Ricochet (c) vs. YAMATO, KAGETORA, & Cyber Kong
5) Loser Revives Survival Elimination Match: Naruki Doi, Gamma, Ryo Saito, & Genki Horiguchi vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Kenichiro Arai, & Super Shisa
PWR 02/05 San Francisco, CA Results
1) 3-Way Dance: La Pantera def. El Cazador & El Galactico
2) Mr. Wrestling IV def. Timothy Thatcher
3) Derek Sanders & Bryan Cage def. El Hijo de Chupacabras & El Mariachi
4) Taylor Wilde Retirement Match: Alissa Flash def. Taylor Wilde
5) KAFU def. Oliver John
6) Hijo de Rey Misterio & Anarkia def. Vaquero Fantasma & Amnesia
IWL/PdM 02/05 Talalnepantla Results
1) Tony Cirio & Tony Cirio Jr. def. Payaso Fantastico I & Payaso Fantastico II
2) Lady Afrodita & Lolita def. Chica Tormenta & Keira
3) Angel o Demonio, Leono Chino, & Ovett def. Centinela, Low Rider, & Ultimo Vampiro via COUNTOUT
4) Fantasma de la Opera, Pesadilla, & Ragde def. Turbo, Fishman Jr., & Zumbido
5) IWL Tag Team Titles: X-Fly & Bestia 666 (c) def. Daga & Eterno to retain the titles!
6) El Mesias, Extreme Tiger, & Jack Evans def. Perro Aguayo Jr., Halloween, & Damian666 via DQ
* NOTES *
– Pics courtesy of Black Terry Jr.
– The look on Cirio says it all, don’t worry man I hate damn clowns too:
– Angel o Demonio hits a pretty wicked move:
– Turbo flies!:
– Bestia hits a Standing Moonsault on Daga:
– Eterno hits an Asai Moonsault on Bestia:
– Bestia takes out Daga with a Muscle Buster:
– Would it really be an X-Fly match without freaking light tubes?
– The bloody tag champs:
– Extreme Tiger dives onto Damian:
IWRG 02/06 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Guizmo def. Guerrero 2000
2) Alan Extreme & Dinamic Black def. Imposible & Keshin Black via COUNTOUT
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, & Multifacetico def. Bombero Infernal, Comando Negro, & Hammer via DQ
4) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, & El Brazo def. Gran Apache, Head Hunter I, & Angel Mortal via DQ
5) Junior de Juniors Tourney 1st Round: Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 def. Bobby Lee Jr.
6) Junior de Juniors Tourney 1st Round: Ultraman Jr. def. El Hijo del Canek
7) Junior de Juniors Tourney 1st Round: Bestia 666 def. Kung Fu Jr.
8) Junior de Juniors Tourney 1st Round: Hijo de L.A. Park def. Carta Brava Jr.
9) Junior de Juniors Tourney Quarterfinals: Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 def. Ultraman Jr.
10) Junior de Juniors Tourney Quarterfinals: Hijo de L.A. Park def. Bestia 666
11) Junior de Juniors Tourney Semifinals: Hijo de Pirata Morgan def. Trauma I
12) Junior de Juniors Tourney Semifinals: Hijo de L.A. Park def. Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000
13) Junior de Juniors Tourney Finals: Hijo de Pirata Morgan def. Hijo de L.A. Park
* NOTES *
– Pics are courtesy of Black Terry Jr.
– Hijo de L.A. Park takes out Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 with a Frog Splash:
– Park hits an insane dive in the Finals:
– Hijo de Pirata Morgan was given a Championship Belt as a trophy for the win:
VLL/PdM 02/11 “Continental Conflict” PPV Lineup
1) NWA Heritage Tag Team Titles 3-Way: Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma (c) vs. Phoenix Star & Zokre vs. Brian Cage & Shawn Rickers
2) Mascara Sagrada & KAFU vs. Misterioso Sr. & Vaquero Fantasma
3) Charlie Haas, Super Crazy, & Tommy Wilson vs. Konnan, Damian666, & Halloween
4) Horus, Angel Metalico, & Xtorm vs. Cinico, Tony Casanova, & Zarco
5) Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs. X-Fly & Bestia 666
6) Jackie Gayda-Haas & NY Knockout Nikki vs. Christina Von Eerie & Jennifer Blade
7) Blue Demon Jr., Booker T., & El Mesias vs. Shelton Benjamin, Hernandez, & Big Daddy V
* NOTES *
– The PPV premiers on February 11th, the trailer for the PPV is below:
CHIKARA 02/19 “Caught In A Cauldron of Hate” Reading, PA Lineup
1) Amasis, Ophidian, & Hieracon vs. Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, & Green Ant
2) Brodie Lee vs. Sugar Dunkerton
3) STIGMA & Vin Gerard vs. Jagged & Shane Mathews
4) Gregory Iron vs. Icarus
5) Tim Donst vs. Max Boyer
6) Eddie Kingston vs. Johnny Gargano
7) Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dasher Hatfield
8) CHIKARA Young Lions Cup: Frightmare (c) vs. Rich Swann
9) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles: Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw (c) vs. Obariyon & Kodama
CHIKARA 02/20 “Clutch Of Doom” Easton, PA Lineup
1) Ophidian vs. Icarus
2) Madison Eagles vs. Sara del Ray
3) 4-Corner Tag Team Elimination Match: Amasis & Hieracon vs. Jagged & Shane Mathews vs. Delirious & Daizee Haze vs. El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.
4) Eddie Kingston vs. Max Boyer
5) UltraMantis Black, Frightmare, & Hallowicked vs. Obariyon, Kodama, & Kobald
6) Jigsaw vs. Tim Donst
7) Fire Ant & Soldier Ant vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Tursas
2/3 Falls Match
Mistico vs. Averno
CMLL-NJPW FantasticaMania Night Two (January 23, 2011)
Tokyo, Japan (Korakuen Hall)
This match will go down in history for CMLL for several different reasons. First, it was arguably the best match on their very first ever tour of Japan, but secondly (and most importantly) it will mark the final match in the CMLL career of Mistico as well as being his final match with his biggest rival: Averno. At the time of this match no one (outside of Mistico, the WWE, and CMLL) knew that Mistico was headed to Vince McMahon Land. Who would have ever thought that these two bitter rivals would end their feud in Japan of all places? Why in the hell is Averno dressed like a member of the KKK (except his robe and hood are black instead of white)? I still find it weird for a Mexican wrestler to come to the ring to German Heavy Metal. Averno and Mistico kick the match off circling each other as the fans start clapping. They lockup in the center of the ring but quickly break and then Averno attempts a tieup but Mistico quickly hits an Arm Drag to catch his rival off guard. Averno shoots in for another tieup and this time gets Mistico in a Waistlock and then takes him down with a Gutwrench Slam and then he grabs Mistico’s arm, lifts him up to his feet by his arm, spins him around, and then hits an Armdrag of his own! Now it’s time for a little test of strength in the middle of the ring. Averno gets the advantage with a leg sweep to the back of Mistico’s feet and he holds Mistico down (still holding onto the Greco-Roman Knucklelock the whole time) and gets a two count before Mistico gets his shoulder up. Averno lifts himself up into the air but before he comes down Mistico gets his feet up into Averno’s midsection. Mistico kicks Averno off and then nips up to his feet and leaps up for a Monkey Flip. Averno blocks it and Mistico flips backwards onto his feet. Averno trips Mistico ago with a Leg Sweep and then Mistico uses his legs to lock in a modified Head Scissors on Averno as Averno bent down to grab Mistico. Averno shifts his body weight so that he is on top of Mistico and gets a nearfall out of his this. Mistico bridges his body up onto his head and then spins into a Spinning Head Scissors Takeover! Beautiful move! Mistico actually holds onto the Head Scissors even after Averno hits the mat! Averno fights to his knees and then he reaches over and grabs Mistico’s arms. Mistico uses his legs again putting his feet into Averno’s midsection and then leaping to his feet, but this time Averno uses Mistico’s momentum against him by lifting Misitco up and onto his shoulders. Averno then for a Spinning Fireman’s Carry but Mistico counters into a gorgeous Spinning Headscissors takeover! Averno slides out of the ring and Mistico flies! Mistico nails Averno perfectly with a Corkscrew Plancha! Take note Jeff Hardy, THAT is Poetry In Motion. Mistico rolls Averno back into the ring and immediately runs the ropes and goes for another Spinning Head Scissors Takeover (possibly even La Mistica), but this time Averno counters with a sitout front slam. Averno immediately follows up with Devils Wings (Spinning Angels Wings)! 1…2…3! Averno wins the first fall!
We see replays of the first fall and then 2nd fall begins as Averno picks Mistico back up. Averno puts Mistico in a corner and tells him to “get ready.” Averno hits the ropes and Mistico leapfrogs him and then as Averno comes off the ropes again, Mistico rolls backwards but Averno rolls over him! Both men stand off and then Averno hits the ropes again and this time he catches Mistico with a Running Hurricanrana that sends Mistico flying out to the floor. Averno then follows up with his No Hands Tope con Giro (Somersault Plancha)! Averno and Mistico both roll back into the ring as the referee starts his 20 count on them. Mistico stops on the apron and Averno runs over to him and tries to clothesline Mistico, but Mistico blocks it and then hits a Leaping Enziguri! Mistico follows up with his gorgeous Springboard Hurricanrana where he gracefully lands on his feet! Mistico then hits the ropes and hits a beautiful Rolling Sunset Flip! 1…2…3! Mistico evens it up!
The third fall begins as the fans start clapping for both men. Mistico hits the ropes and Averno drops down underneath him and then Mistico hits a back handspring off the ropes into a backflip landing his feet. Averno sidesteps him and watches as Mistico hits the mat. Averno goes for a clothesline but Mistico ducks and then Averno goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker as Mistico came off the ropes. Mistico reverses it into an Armdrag! Mistico follows up with a Springboard Hurricanrana (off the middle rope this time) again landing on his feet as he finishes the move (God, this guy is amazing, everytime I see him do it looks just as awesome as the last time). Averno rolls out to the floor and Mistico follows out with a Tope Suicida through the ropes onto Averno on the floor! Mistico then kicks Averno in the head and rolls him back into the ring. Mistico plays to the crowd before climbing back into the ring. Averno tries to cut him off on the apron but Mistico shoulder blocks him through the ropes and then hits a Springboard Sunset Flip! Averno rolls through it however and gets to his feet. Mistico hits the ropes again and again hits the Rolling Sunset Flip! 1…2…NO Averno kicks out this time! Mistico hits the ropes yet again and this time hits a Hurricanrana and then hooks Averno’s legs! 1…2…NO Averno kicks out again! Mistico sidesteps a charging Averno and then he whips him into the ropes, but Averno comes back with a dropkick that sends Mistico through the ropes and back down to the floor. Averno slingshots himself over the top rope but lands on the apron and then kicks Mistico. He then follows up with an Asai Moonsault! Mistico almost gets counted out but dives into the ring at the last moment. He sells it as if he’s exhausted. Mistico rolls out to the apron and Averno tries to knock him off it, but again Mistico blocks it and hits another Leaping Enziguri! Mistico follows up with Springboard Hurricanrana attempt, but Averno blocks it and counters into a Powerbomb! He folds Mistico up like an accordion! 1…2…NO Mistico kicks out! Averno picks Mistico up and hits a Spinning Side Slam and then follows up with a Standing Moonsault! 1…2…NO and again Mistico kicks out! Averno goes for Devils Wings, but Mistico with a crazy reversal into La Mistica! Averno fights it and almost taps but finally gets to the ropes to break the hold! Mistico waits for Averno to get to his feet and then hits yet another gorgeous Running Hurricanrana that sends Averno back out to the floor again. Mistico then springs to the top rope and hits a Plancha onto Averno on the floor! The referee goes out to check on Averno before starting the 20 count. Averno rolls back into the ring and goes for a dropkick but Mistico moves out of the way and then lights Averno up with some chops in the corner. Mistico lifts Averno up and onto the top rope and then nails him with a Leaping Enziguri! Mistico runs to the opposite corner and then springs towards Averno and double springs off the middle rope and then onto the top rope, but before he can pull anything off Averno punches him in the gut. Averno then hits SUPER DEVILS WINGS! 1…2…NO MISTICO STILL KICKS OUT! Averno says it’s over as he climbs to the top rope. Averno dives off but Mistico catches him in midair with a dropkick! 1…2…NO Averno kicks out! Mistico lifts Averno up and hit’s a Scoop Slam and then he hits a gorgeous Springboard Senton Bomb! 1…2…NO Averno still kicks out! Mistico drags Averno closer to the corner and then springs to the top but his foot slips (and he almost lands on his damn head)! Averno quickly improvises as he gets to his feet and starts stomping on Mistico. Averno then hits a Running Liger Bomb! 1…2…NO Mistico kicks out! Averno argues with the referee which allows Mistico to roll him up! 1…2…NO Averno kicks out! Mistico kicks Averno in the head and then hits a Snapmare Takeover. Mistico springs to the top again and goes for a Moonsault, but Averno moves. Mistico lands on his feet and then rolls backwards, and dropkicks Averno as he gets to his feet again! Mistico goes for a La Magistral Cradle, but Averno blocks it and then hits one of his own! 1…2…NO STILL HE KICKS OUT! Averno tries to get the fans behind him but they’re clearly behind the tecncico. Averno leapfrogs Mistico as he comes off the ropes, and then Mistico goes for a Spinning Headscissors but Averno blocks it. Mistico lands on his feet and then and Averno attempts a clothesline. Mistico catches Averno’s arm with his own arm and then he spins around Averno’s body into a Spinning Headscissors right into LA MISTICA! This time Averno has to tap!
Winner: Mistico via 2 falls to 1
(Talk about having one damn good swan song for Mistico. These two have had many classic battles in the past but this was one of the better ones. Both men worked their asses off and pulled out all the stops along the way. They built to the final and breath taking third (and long) third fall with a decent length 1st fall and a short second. This ends up being the final time Mistico and Averno ever face each other then it’s a great farewell. The only thing that really sucks is that it took place in Japan rather than Arena Mexico. There was really only one blown spot with Mistico slipping on the top rope, but the rest was near perfect. ****1/2)