First time in a couple weeks I've been home on Saturday night. But it's a busy weekend so it'll be very quick and dirty.
We start with some talk from the announcers and quickie promos for the trios main event. Negro Casas says he does his talking in the ring. Blue Panther responds by talking up his tecnico side.
Fantacy, Pequeno Olympico, & Ultimo Dragoncito (heels) vs. Sambrita, Mascarita Dorada, and Bracito de Oro
First fall JIP. Sombrita dominates early. He's pretty big for a mini. Fantasy pins MD after hitting a dropkick after MD had come in to try to break up a pin attempt. (2:00)
Second fall. MD gets some payback for a while. We get some neat spots involving multiple guys from each side. Bracito hits a splash into a DVD for a pin on PO, while Sombrita pins UD in the background. Having a mini Ultimo Dragon is certainly fun. (2:40)
Third fall. Bracito hits a nice senton on Fantasy. MD does his thing where he bouncres all around an opponent's body, in this case on PO, and turns it into a pin for the win. (2:59)
Rey Cometa (face) vs. Artillero
Artillero, as the name might suggest, has a military gimmick. RC's gimmick is that he flips around all over the place. He hits a very impressive spinning plancha. More near falls here than I'm used to seeing in lucha matches. RC wins with a 360+ splash from the top. He's an impressive flyer; hope to see more of him. (3:45)
Blue Panther, Marco Corleone (Mark Jindrak), & Mascara Dorada (faces) vs. Negro Casas, Atlantis, & Felino
First fall JIP. Long spot of Marco posing for the ladies (and to taunt the heels, of course). He fights off a double team and ends up brawling to the floor. Atlantis catches BP in a torture rack for the submission. (5:00)
Second fall: Felino has joined Atlantis in working over BP. Marco ends up wiping everyone out with a bounce off the ropes. BP dives on, and MD stands on top of the whole pile to win the fall for the faces. (1:29)
Third fall: Marco pins Atlantis with a flying forearm. If I'm understanding correctly, Negro Casas was in the stands meeting kids (how un-heelish) and missed his team losing. (2:14) Match was mostly a showcase for Marco and it served that purpose well.
I honestly thought it could be anybody on the WWE roster, because this being 1996 I still wasn't 100% on what was happening. The third man was still awesome, but it changed the dynamic somewhat. I miss those days.