Re: Lucha Libre Match/Show Discussion/Reviews
Spoiler for FantasticaMania results (thus far):
NJPW CMLL (FRI) 01/18/2013 Korakuen Hall
1) Tama Tonga & Titán b Euforia & Shigeo Okumura
Tonga beat Euforia with the Headshrinker in 8:17. Okumura and Euforia argued in the post-match interview.
2) Ishii, Rey Escorpión, Yujiro b Bushi, Diamante, Ryusuke Taguchi
Escorpion beat Diamante with his double underhook piledriver in 8:29. Diamante had a new green and red version of his current outfit. Prior to the show, it was announced Bushi was no longer on loan from AJPW and had signed full time with NJPW.
3) Rush b YOSHI-HASHI
Rush won in 11:08 with his double underhook piledriver, called the Rush Driver here.
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Máximo b Taichi, Taka Michinoku, Volador Jr.
Volador (in his Avatar outfit) beat Mascara with the top rope moonsault side slam in 9:38. Taichi and TAKA attacked Maximo after the match.
5) Gedo, Jado, Mephisto b Atlantis, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask
Atlantis replaced Mistico, who appeared at the start of the show to welcome the fans. Mephisto beat Atlantis with a middle rope Devil’s Wings in 11:21.
6) Prince Devitt b Dragón Rojo Jr.
Neither man’s titles were on the line. Devitt won with a Bloody Sunday in 10:21.
7) Hiroshi Tanahashi & La Sombra b Misterioso Jr. & Shinsuke Nakamura
Annual Black Cat memorial match. Sombra beat Misterioso with the Brillante Bomb and a senton in 13:41.
NJPW CMLL (SAT) 01/19/2013 Korakuen Hall
1) Máximo & Tama Tonga b Taichi & Taka Michinoku
10:07. Color commentator Milano Collection AT took a kiss from Maximo. Maximo ducked a Taichi kick and cradled him for the win.
2) Gedo, Jado, Misterioso Jr. b Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask, Titán
9:42. Misterioso beat Titan with “La Misteriosa” (middle rope Rosa Driver)
3) Mephisto & Shigeo Okumura b Diamante & Máscara Dorada
9:38. Mephisto beat Mascara Dorada with a middle rope Devil’s Wings.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI b Bushi, Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi
9:29. Dragon Rojo beat Bushi with the Dragon Bomb.
5) Atlantis b Euforia
Atlantis won with the Atlantida in 7:30. He was recognized for 30 years of wrestling prior to the match.
6) Okada, Rey Escorpión, Volador Jr. b Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Máscara, Rush
10:44. Okada pulled out a tope con giro. Rush tried to give Escorpion the Rush Driver, but Escorpion escaped and used his own barely legal piledriver (now named “Aguijon Mortal”/Deadly Sting) for the upset win.
7) Shinsuke Nakamura b La Sombra [IWGP IC]
13:29. Seconds were Mistico & Ishii. Nakamura came in as champion and kept the title (fifth defense) with a Bomb-Ba-Ye. Nakamura refused Sombra’s handshake after the match.
It almost seems a pity that they can't extend the time limits because this is one of my favourite shows of the year (or even perhaps swap around a few wrestlers to get slightly better matches). However that Devitt/Rojo match should be fun and, as for Sunday, Mascara/Volador should be great and Nakamura/Sombra is
Also, this card needs more Maximo/Danshoku Dino!
Last edited by 11 Pipers Piping; 01-19-2013 at 03:52 PM.