Viva La Raza!: Lucha Weekly
May 15, 2009
By: Josh Boutwell of

Hey guys, well this week we?re going to do something a little different! Finals are OFFICIALLY over for me and that means this school year is done, no summer classes this year! Well, now that finally gives me time to finally watch a lot of stuff that I?ve been putting off (including a lot of lucha stuff and CHIKARA’s King of Trios weekend, and some ROH). The first thing I did was track down the Lucha Libre Documentary that Mike Tenay did back in WCW in 1997. Now, I worked pretty hard on compiling all this together. I had to download all the Nitro’s that the segments aired on and then I split them from the video and I upped them along with some bonus matches from that time period and if you go to the WrestleView forum and check in the Puro/Lucha subforum, that’s where you will find them. Otherwise e-mail me and I will hook you up. Now, onto the column, AAA is in the midst of a tournament to crown the very first ever AAA Cruiserweight Champion. If I can get ALL the matches as they air I will review each and every match from the tournament, right now, I have the rankings match and every Quarterfinals match along with the first Semi-Finals match. I?m going to start this week with the Domed Cage Match that made up the rankings for the tournament and then I will review the first two quarterfinals matches and go from there. As time goes on, I may start doing this with other shows, possibly CHIKARA and CMLL as well. Now onto the news!

Guadalajara Still Holding Off From Allowing Lucha To Return
Though Lucha has started back elsewhere in Mexico, due to a few new serious cases of the Swine Flu in Guadalajara, they have canceled all the scheduled shows there for at least 2 more weeks and CMLL will hold off on returning until May 24.


Averno Proposes Huge Match, Casas Not Interested
During his down time due to there being no lucha Averno has stated that he had a great idea for this years Anniversary Show where he, Mistico, and Negro Casas would face off in a Mask vs. Hair Triple Threat Match where the man who is pinned either loses his hair or his mask. He thinks that Mistico would be willing but isn’t so sure of Negro. He also said that he would welcome Dos Caras Jr. into Hijos del Averno if he wanted to join. Negro Casas spoke about the idea on Monday but said he would rather have a Hair vs. Hair Match with Blue Panther instead because of their similar career paths. He said that Averno and Mistico are too young and not worthy of that type of match yet, but may decided to do the Three Way anyway to humilate them.

CMLL 04/18 Results
1) Angel, Black Ninja, & Wilberth def. Black Dragon, Tygon, & Valentin Hernandez
2) Mascarita Dorada & Shockercito def. Pequeno Damian666 & Pequeno Warrior
3) Hijo del Fantasma & Maximo def. Loco Max & Skandalo
4) Dragon Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca def. Mictlan & Sagrado
5) CMLL Womens Title: Amapola (c) def. Dark Angel to retain the title!
6) La Sombra, Mistico, & Volador Jr. def. Black Warrior, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero

CMLL 05/08 Arena Mexico Results
1) Astro Boy & Trueno def. Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, & Skandalo def. Flash, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa
3) Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Sangre Azteca def. Maximo, Mictlan, & Sagrado
4) Lightning Match: Misterioso II def. Metro
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & Shocker def. Dos Caras Jr., Ray Mendoza Jr., & Texano Jr.
6) Blue Panther, Mistico, & La Mascara def. Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas
– And Lucha Libre has returned! Attendance was said to be only aroudn 2,000 which is the lowest since 1994 back when AAA was kicking CMLL’s butt. No need for panic as this was expected, people are still going to give it a little time before they start going out alot again.

CMLL 05/10 Arena Mexico Results
1) Molotov & Sensei def. Camorra & Inquisidor
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, & Sahori def. Amapola, Hiroka, & Mima Shimoda
3) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, & Shockercito def. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Violencia, & Pequeno Warrior via DQ
4) Fabian el Gitano, La Mascara, & Sagrado def. Black Warrior, Misterioso II, & Shigeo Okumura
5) Averno, Heavy Metal, & Texano Jr. def. Hijo del Fantasma, Metro, & Valiente
6) Blue Panther, Mistico, & Shocker vs. Dos Caras Jr., Ephesto, & Mephisto
7) Hector Garza, La Sombra, & Volador Jr. def. Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, & Ultimo Guerrero
– First 7-match non-tournament card CMLL has done in awhile. Rey and Mictlan did a stripping number for the mothers in attendance (mothers day), not something I would like to witness.

CMLL 05/12 Arena Mexico Results
1) Astro Boy & Metalico def. Apocalipsis & Zayco
2) La Nazi, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei def. Estrella Magica, Lady Apache, & Lluvia
3) Shockercito, Tzuki, & Ultimo Dragoncito def. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Universo2000, & Pierrothito
4) Maximo, Metro, & Valiente def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, & Sangre Azteca
5) Felino, Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla def. Blue Panther, Hector Garza, & Hijo del Fantasma

CMLL 05/15 Arena Puebla
1) Blue Center & Iron vs. Espiritu Maligno & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, & Angel de Plata vs. Artillero, Polvora, & Super Comando
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, & Sahori vs. La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei
4) Maximo, Metro, & Valiente vs. Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr., & Misterioso II
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, & Volador Jr. vs. Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas

CMLL 05/15 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Sensei & Starman vs. Inquisidor & Semental
2) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, & Shockercito vs. Pequeno Damian666, Pequeno Warrior, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Lightning Match: Marcela vs. Amapola
4) Mascara Dorada, Mictlan, & Stuka Jr. vs. Euforia, Nosferatu, & Shigeo Okumura
5) La Mascara, Sagrado, & La Sombra vs. El Terrible, Ephesto, & Texano Jr.
6) Blue Panther, Mistico, & Shocker vs. Dos Caras Jr., Averno, & Mephisto

CMLL 05/17 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, & Sahori vs. Crazy Star, Mima Shimoda, & Princesa Blanca
3) Flash, Pegasso, & Rey Cometa vs. Hooligan, Loco Max, & Skandalo
4) Maximo, Metro, & Valiente vs. Black Warrior, Heavy Metal, & Lizmark Jr.
5) Hector Garza, Sagrado, & Volador Jr. vs. Felino, Mr. Niebla, & Negro Casas


Dr. Wagner Jr. Contract Controversy
Ever since Dr. Wagner Jr. debuted in AAA a few months ago (only a few weeks after saying he would not be signing to either AAA or CMLL) his contract situation has been a bit of a mystery. Wagner continues to work several INDY shows (including Perros del Mal shows) yet just last week Konnan said that Wagner was signed to a 1 year contract only to have Wagner say this week he was an Independent Contracter and had not signed a contract with AAA of any kind.

Joaquin Roldan Speaks About Dr. Wagner Jr. Contract Situation
Ah, the drama with Mr. Wagner continues this week. After Konnan initially said that Wagner had signed an exclusive 1 year contract (that pretty everyone knew was bull since Wagner was still appearing on INDY shows) and Wagner coming back a few days later and saying that it was untrue, now AAA President, Joaquin Roldand, has confirmed that Wagner as in fact NOT signed an exclusive deal with AAA as of yet. He does, however, say that they are still negotiating and are close to inking a deal with Wagner for a one year, exclusive contract. He says that they hope to have the deal done before TripleMania. As of right now Wanger is the #1 contender to the AAA Heavyweight Title and it was planned for him to face Mesias at TripleMania for the belt and possibly even make it Title vs. Title with Wagner’s UWA Title on the line as well. I understand that Wagner wants to be able to work the INDY scene as well but AAA obviously has big plans for the guy and if I was a betting man, I would put my bet on Wagner walking out of TripleMania a double champion so I don’t get why he is so unwilling to sign just a one year contract. After a year if you’re not happy just leave and do whatever you want. Either way I don’t think any of this should’ve been made public, this negotiation should be closed door, period.

Konnan Settles with TNA
The Wrestling Oberserver reported this week that Konnan had indeed settled his racial disrimination lawsuit with TNA Wrestling. They officially settled the issue back in March and both sides agreed to a confidientiality clause and neither side is allowed to make any type of negative comments about the other publiclly. None of the details of the settlement will be made public either. Let the Konnan returning to TNA rumors begin…..NOW!

Huge Match To Be Announced For TripleMania
At next Monday’s AAA TV Taping both Konnana nd Joaquin Roldan are scheduled to start picking their teams for the big AAA vs. La Legion Domed Cage Match set for TripleMania.

AAA 05/17 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup
1) Epidemius vs. Aguila Azteca
2) Iron & TDN vs. Euforia & Virtual X
3) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, & Super Fly vs. Rio Bravo, Tito Santana II, & Tigre Cota
4) Crazy Boy & Ultimo Gladiador vs. Escoria & Ozz
5) Charly Manson & La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock & El Zorro

AAA 06/06 Lineup
1) Mascarita Azul & Mascarita Sagrada vs. Mascarita de la Muerte & Mini Abismo Negro
2) Mari Apache & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Oriental & Cinthia Moreno
3) El Elegido, Alex Koslov, & Rocky Romero vs. Cuervo, Espiritu, & Ozz
4) Alan Stone, Charly Manson, & La Parka Jr. vs. Black Abyss, Electroshock, & Silver King


First CHIKARA Wrestler Confirmed for Dragon Gate USA Debut
Dragon Gate USA announced this week that Fire Ant would be the first of 8 CHIKARA wrestlers (which will compete in an 8-man tag) announced for the debut DGUSA show. Also comfirmed for the show so far are Naruki Doi, CIMA, Dragon Kid, Masato Yoshino, Shingo Takagi, Yamato, Susumu Yokosuka, 2 Cold Scorpio, and The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson). The rest of the participants as well as the card will be announced in the coming weeks.

Amazing Red on Verge of Re-Signing with TNA Full Time
PWInsider reported this week that after Amazing Red showed TNA officials that he still had it (and impressing the hell out of those that hadn’t seen him yet) they are in the process of locking Red up in a contract. This is good news for TNA’s X-Division to say the least, as Red will bring a ton of great, fresh matchups to the division and he has really looked good in his return. I had my doubts of what he could still do after the serious knee injuries and the last time I had seen Red he looked like only a shell of his former self, but he seems to have rebounded niceley from the knee surgeries.

El Dandy on the Verge of Retirement?
Last week a very frustrated El Dandy vented his frustrations in an interview stating that he was ready to retire from wrestling completely due to the lack of respect he says promoters in Mexico have showed towards him. He said that promoters tell him that he no longer has a name in Mexico and refuse to pay him as a top star nor show him the respect that he feels (and rightfully so) that he has earned. He specifically called out IWRG and blasted them, saying that if any wrestler currently working for them asked for a raise they would be blacklisted from the promotion. Dandy said that he would not retire at least until he gets his NWA World Heavyweight Title shot against Blue Demon Jr. that was promised to him way last year. He went on to give NWA Mexico props saying that they are one of the few promotions as of late that have treated him with respect and he feels that his title match can be made. Is this just a frustrated man venting his frustrations or is Dandy truly ready to hang up the boots for good? I really hope not because I’ve always thought El Dandy was a great wrestler and hoped that he would get another run in CMLL or maybe come to AAA or even an American promotion like TNA.

WWE Still Plans to Hold Shows in Mexico This Month
There was alot of doubt on whether or not WWE would hold its planned shows in Mexico this month due to the Swine Flu but they have verified that they would in fact hold them this month as planned.

Rey Mysterio Sr. On The Road to Recovery
Lucha legend, Rey Mysterio Sr., announced on his myspace page this week that he had successfully undergone surgery to repair the discs in his back and he is resting now and will soon begin rehabbing the injury. Get well soon Rey Sr.!

Super Calo Opens Booking Office
Former AAA and CMLL star, Super Calo, announced this week that he has just opened up his Booking Office and he is not only offering an array of talent which includes himself, Veneno, Septiembre Negro II, Enfermero Jr., Ultraman Jr., Hijo del Anibal, and even the legendary El Hijo del Santo, but also he is renting out rings, seats, lights, & sound systems to promotions. He says that he wants to eventually have a large sized stable of wrestlers under his managment and that their prices are very affordable, but he doest no have any plans to start his own INDY promotion. He also said that he along with his brothers, AAA stars: Alan & Chris Stone, and their father El Bello Greco have opened their own training school.

“Dark Angel” Sarah Stock Officially Debuts in TNA
This week former CMLL star, Sarah Stock, who wrestled as Dark Angel in CMLL made her first ‘on air’ appearence in TNA Wrestling on their “TNA Today en Espanol” Internet show. She will be wrestling in TNA unde the name “Sarita” and she did an exclusive interview with Hector Guerrero on the show. They also showed exclusive footage and photos from her first photo shoot with TNA Wrestling and also footage of her dark matches with Awesome Kong and Taylor Wilde. To see the video click here!:

Eminem Rocking Rey Mysterio Mask
This week photos of rap superstar, Eminem, showed up on the net of him wearing a Rey Mysterio Jr. mask while making an appearnce in New York City promoting his new album, “Relapse”. Here is a photo of it: click here. Eminem’s new album, “Relapse”, hits stores next week. I’ve already heard it and I have to say its incredible, my copy is already pre-ordered!

IWRG 05/14 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Halcon 2000 vs. Radamantis
2) Goleador & Jack vs. Avisman & Mixteco Jr.
3) Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, & Sexy Gladys vs. Capitan Muerte, Cerebro Negro, & Fantasma de la Opera
4) Chico Che, Freelance, & Zatura vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II vs. Juventud Guerrera, Fuerza Guerrera, & Dr. Cerebro

INDY 05/17 Arena Coliseo de Coacalco Lineup
1) Cyrus & Wotam vs. Las Drabeks I & II
2) Scriba & Wizard vs. Betos Boy & Forastero
3) Caballero Halcon Jr., Eterno, & Latino vs. Guerrero Negro Jr., Los Hermanos Niebla Negra I, & II
4) Astro Boy, Flash, & Leono vs. Judas el Traidor, Magnifico, & Polvora
5) Justiciero & Negro Navarro vs. Negro Casas & Mr. Niebla

INDY 05/17 Arena la Rosita de Torreon Lineup (so far)
1) Ricky Estrada & Pentagoncito vs. Maximito & Mini Sexy Piscis
2) Josseline & Esther Moreno vs. La Diabolica & Rossy Moreno
3) Alebrije & Brazo de Plata vs. Histeria & Psicosis II

IWRG 05/17 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Daga vs. Comando Negro
2) Eterno & Goleador vs. Avisman & Epidemia
3) Chico Che, Galactik, & Jack vs. Azoka, Tetsuya Bushi, Kushida
4) Bobby Lee Jr., Freelance, & Zatura vs. Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, & Dr. Cerebro
5) Trauma I & Trauma II vs. Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II

INDY 05/19 Arena Queretaro Lineup
1) Mascarita Sagrada & X vs. Bracito de Plata & Pentagoncito
2) Vicki Carranza & Esther Moreno vs. La Diabolica & Rossy Moreno
3) Mascara Sagrada & Olimpico vs. Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido
4) Cibernetico & Super Crazy vs. L.A. Park vs. X-Fly

CHIKARA 05/23 “Aniversario Yin” Easton, PA Lineup (so far)
1) Hydra vs. Grizzly Redwood
2) Tim Donst vs. Stigma
3) Create-a-Wrestler vs. Eddie Kingston
4) Super Smash Bros., Fire Ant, & Soldier Ant vs. Ophidian, Amasis, El Hijo del Icre Cream, & Ice Cream Jr.
5) Jigsaw, Helios, & Lince Dorado
6) Gran Akuma, Icarus, & Chuck Taylor
7) Claudio Castagnoli vs. Vin Gerard
– One more match to be added.

CHIKARA 05/24 “Aniversario Yang” Philly Lineup (so far)
1) Arik Cannon vs. Ophidian
2) El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr. vs. Brodie Lee & Grizzly Redwood
3) Vin Gerard & Colin Delaney vs. D-Lo Brown & Glacier
4) Lince Dorado, Helios, Equinox, & Jigsaw vs. Hallowicked, Frightmare, Cheech, & Cloudy
5) UltraMantis Black & Crossbones vs. Super Smash Bros.
6) Double Hair vs. Mask Match: Icarus & Chuck Taylor vs. Fire Ant & Soldier Ant
– Two more matches to be added to the card.

UWE 06/03 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Cachorro & Ringo Mendoza vs. Negro Navarro & El Signo
2) Dos Caras Sr., Villano III, & Villano IV vs. MS-1, Pirata Morgan, & Satanico
3) Lizmark Sr., Rayo de Jalisco Jr., & Mystery Partner vs. Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, & Canek Sr.


AAA Cruiserweight Title Tournament Ranking Domed Cage Match:
Joe Lider vs. Super Fly vs. Escoria vs. Nicho el Millionario vs. Juventud Guerrera vs. Alex Koslov vs. Extreme Tiger vs. Alan Stone vs. Billy Boy vs. Jack Evans vs. Crazy Boy vs. Teddy Hart vs. Laredo Kid
AAA Lucha Libre on Galavision – 4/25/09

The rules to this match are pretty simple. This is the rankings match to set up the Tournament to crown the first ever AAA Cruiserweight Champmion, there are 12 spots in the tournament and the 13 men in this match. The first 12 men to escape the cage (by climbing through the hole in the domed cage at the top) are automatically entered into the tournament but the one man that doesn’t escape is left out of the tournament. The first man to escape the cage is ranked #1 in the tournament and he will face the man that is the last to escape and on, that’s how the seeding in the tourney is going to be decided.

Jack Evans and Joe Lider are the first two men in the cage (and these two guys have the most awesome theme music, “Lose Yourself” by Eminem for Hart Foundation and “1-8-7” for Lider). Every 2 minutes another man will enter the match. Jack Evans taunts Lider with the break dancing as the bell sounds but Lider is having none of that and he dropkicks Evans in the face. Lider attempts to whip Evans into the ropes but Evans counters with a big kick and then stands on Lider’s chest and hits a standing twisting shooting star press! Evans attempts to whip Lider into the ropes but he revereses it and then Lider goes for a hiptoss, but Evans lands on his feet.

Evans goes for a roundhouse kick but Lider ducks and then flips Evans over but he lands on his feet. Evans then hits a modified Pele kick! Evans with several leg kicks and then a spinning back kick. Evans comes off the ropes but Lider nails him with a front kick followed by a sitout pumphandle driver! The clock ticks down and the next man in the match is Alex Koslov! Lider puts the boots to Evans as Koslov enters the match and he and Lider begin to pick up the pace with several back flips and counters, but then Koslov does his usual STOP dance but Evans attempts to attack him only to eat a boot for his troubles.

Koslov then hits a big Enziguri on Lider and the clock ticks down once again as Koslov does the Russian dance and then throws Evans into the cage. The next man in is Jack Evans’ regular tag partner, Teddy Hart! Hart comes in and he and Alex Koslov trade right hands until Hart gets the advantage and hits the powerbomb into the backcracker over his knees! Hart then holds Koslov as Evans goes for a spinning enziguri but Koslov ducks and Evans hits Teddy! Koslov with a superkick on Evans right into the Hart Rate of Teddy! Lider kicks Koslov and then slaps Teddy and whips him into the corner. Teddy nips up and Lider catches him and drops him with a gutbuster.

Lider places Teddy up on the top rope and climbs up but Teddy hits him with a Swining Neckbreaker off the top! Extreme Tiger is the next man in and he comes in and hits Teddy with a Diamond Cutter but Evans then lights him with martial arts kicks, but Tiger flips him and then hits a kick of his own and then a Vertebreaker on Koslov! Tiger dropkicks Lider and then Hart jumps Tiger from behind. Hart and Tiger trade forearms and chops until Hart pokes him in the eyes and then the next man in, Laredo Kid, enters the match! Kid with a Brainbuster on Tiger and then a Vertebreaker on Hart! Lider attempts to punch Kid but he blocks it and locks him in a Boston Crab!

Hart breaks it up and hits several knee strikes followed by the Fliping Double Underhook Piledriver! The next man in is Billy Boy! Koslov with a Big Splash off the top on Evans. Hart attempts a front kick to Billy but he catches Hart’s leg and then backflips him but Hart lands on his feet and Billy turns Hart insideout with a lariat! Billy with a sitout powerbomb on Koslov and then a Yakuza Kick on Lider! Lider hits a Facebuster on Hart and then the next man in is Nicho! Nicho with a spinning heel kick on Tiger and then a swinging straight jacket driver on Evans! Hart picks Nicho up and sets him up on the top rope and then hits the Backcracker off the top!

Evans locks Lider in the Octapus! Brainbuster on Billy by Koslov and then Alan Stone enters the match! Stone with a lariat on Tiger and then a dropkick on Laredo Kid. Stone with a Stunner on Billy and then a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Koslov. Lider hits a DDT on Stone and then Escoria makes his way into the match! Lider hits a Backcracker on Tiger. Escoria hits a cross body on Laredo Kid and then a press slam into a kick to the face on Tiger! Stone then hits an elbow on Escoria and Billy Boy whips him into the ropes but Escoria springboard moonsaults and lands on his feet. Escoria climbs to the top and hits a Missile Dropkick on Billy!

Nicho climbs up to the top of the dome but Koslov stops him and climbs up and knocks Nicho off! The next man in is Crazy Boy! Crazy comes in and puts the boots to Teddy and then hits a Superkick. Lider with a tilt-a-whirl into a facebuster on Tiger and then Koslov hits a Superkick on Stone! Escoria hits a Senton Bomb on Nicho and the next man in is Super Fly! Lider climbs up the cage but Billy follows him up and they fight up on the top. Fly hits a spinning back kick on Crazy and then a backspring but Escoria attacks him from behind. Escoria goes for a german suplex but Fly lands on his feet and then hits a double arm dragon Crazy & Escoria!

Stone hits a German Suplex on Fly and the next man in is Juventud Guerrera! Juvi gets a big reaction like you would expect and is accompanied by Lizzy Valentine. Juvi comes in the ring and is immediatley attacked by EVERYONE! They all jump him and beat him down in the center of the ring! Nicho picks Juvi up and he and Lider throw Juvi into the cage! Stone & Fly hit a Double Brainbuster on Juvi and then Billy Boy hits a huge Lariat! Teddy holds Juvi while Tiger hits a sliding dropkick to the face and then Escoria hits a Guillotine Leg Drop off the top! Teddy then hits the Powerbomb into Backcracker! Teddy climbs up the cage and crawls through the hole and he is the first man out making him the #1 ranked man in the Tourney!

In the ring Nicho hits a Reverse DDT on Kid and then begins to climb up the catch but Laredo attacks him and then climbs up with him and hits a hurricanrana off the top of the dome! WOW! Stone puts the boots to Tiger and then hits a Scoop Slam. Laredo begins climbing up the cage again but Nicho hits a Spear off the top rope taking Laredo off the dome to the mat! Nicho climbs back up and crawls out through the hole and he is the 2nd ranked man in the tourney! Stone starts climbing the dome and finaly crawls out through the top! In the ring Tiger hits a 450-Splash on Escoria! Crazy Boy climbs through the top and in the ring Laredo Kid hits a DVD on Billy and then Escoria hits a split legged corkscrew moonsault on Tiger!

Juvi with a spinnign Enziguri on Super Fly and then the Wheel Barrow Bulldog on Kid and a Leg Drop on Fly at the same time! Juvi is on fire and he hits the Juvi Driver 911 on Koslov! Escoria nad Billy jump Juvi as Koslov and Evans climb the cage. Koslov kicks Evans off and then tries to escape but Evans pulls Koslov down by the foot! Koslov and Evans begin climbing again but Laredo Kid pulls Evans off allowing Koslov to escape through the top! Juvi hits a running dropkick on Lider in the corner! Juvi with a big powerbomb on Escoria. Laredo and Fly hit double Spinebusters on Escoria & Billy Boy! Laredo Kid and Super Fly climb up the cage together. Kid gets out first and then shocks everyone by kicking his buddy Super Fly from the top knocking him back down to the ring!

Juvi then hits the Juvi Driver on Super Fly and begins climbing the cage but Fly knocks Juvi down and crotches him on the top rope. Super Fly climbs to the top rope and hits a reverse superrana on Juvi off the top! Super Fly then climbs up the cage and climbs through the top and escapes! In the ring Escoria and Juvi trade chops and then Billy jumps Juvi. Escoria hits a running dropkick on Lider in the corner. Escoria whips Juvi into the ropes and they trade waistlocks until Juvi hits several nasty chops. Juvi then whips Escoria into the ropes and goes for a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, but Escoria lands on his feet and hits a beautiful spinning heel kick! Evans is climbing up the cage but Billy stops him and pulls him off. Juvi hits a spinning DDT on Escoria. Tiger with dropkicks to Lider and Juvi. Tiger attempts to whip Juvi into the ropes but Juvi reverses it and hits a tilt-a-whirl into a Northern Lights Suplex and then floats over and goes for the Juvi Driver, but Escoria kicks him and he and Tiger go for a Double Suplex but Juvi counters it into a Double Reverse DDT! Juvi then climbs to the top and hits a Double Missile Dropkick on Tiger & Escoria! Lider hits a sliding dropkick on Billy in the corner. Juvi climbs up the cage and is able to escape through the top! Evans starts to climb out to but Juvi knocks him down! In the ring Tiger springboards up to the top of the cage and then climbs out! Lider tries to climb out as well but he falls down. Escoria then hits a drop toe hold on Lider and a big field goal kick to the face. Escoria knocks Billy down and then climbs up the cage and escapes through the top! Back in the ring its down to just Jack Evans, Joe Lider, and Billy Boy. Evans begins climbing the the top of the cage but Lider grabs his feet and swings him right into a Diamond Cutter as he comes crashing down! Lider then climbs up the cage but Billy stops him and climbs up with him. They chop each other from the top rope and then begin hanging from the top and kicking each other. They each hook each others heads in headscissors and both fall down to the mat at the same time! Billy tries to climb up the cage but Evans quickly jumps up and kicks Billy off. Billy tries to climb again but this time Lider stops him and hits a Springboard Sunset Flip off the top! Evans jumps over Billy Boy into a dropkick on Lider and then hits a enziguri on Billy. Lider then comes out of nowhere with a huge Running Front Kick on Evans that sends him flipping backwards and the momentum flipped Evans into a moonsault landing on Billy! Lider then climbs up the cage and escapes through the top! It’s down to just Evans and Billy Boy now. The man that escapes the cage is entered into the tournament, and the other man is eliminated from it. Evans starts to quickly climb the cage but Billy pulls him down. Billy climbs but Evans pulls HIM down. Evans offers his hand for a handshake but both kick each other! They then trade leg kicks and chops. Billy whips Evans into the ropes but Evans flips over Billy’s backdrop attempt and then hits a roundhouse kick. Evans then climbs to the top of the cage but Billy swings Evans and drops him down into a Firemans Carry Slam. Billy then climbs up the cage and starts to climb out but Fabi Apache and Aerostar climbed up the outside of the cage and they knock Billy off! Evans realizes what just happened and quickly climbs up the cage and escapes through the top! Billy Boy has been screwed again! This means Billy won’t be apart of the tournament and Evans will be the last ranked man in it. After the match Evans celebrates on top of the cage while Billy can’t believe what just happened in the ring. He complains but that’s not going to do him any good.

Loser & Eliminated From The Tournament: Billy Boy

(Very fun match with tons of crazy action that has set the tone for this tournament nicely. It was very hard to follow as any match inside a cage with this many peole will. Everybody did well and in my opinion Laredo Kid was the standout performance, but they were all able to hit alot of good, inovative spots using the cage especially when hanging from it. ***1/2)