AAA Lucha Libre World Cup
Mexico City, Mexico
Report by Dot Net Member Ernesto Cruz
Each match has about 15 minutes on the clock. If any team fails to score a victory in that time, it then goes into sudden death where each team picks one member to face each other in a singles match to score a pinfall or submission after the clock is reset to five minutes on each sudden death until there is a winner.
1. Team Mexico AAA of Lady Apache, Faby Apache, and Mary Apache defeated Team TNA/USA of Santana Garrett, Sienna, and Cheerleader Melissa. Lady Apache performed a hip toss to Cheerleader Melissa off the top rope for the pinfall.
2. Team Japan PWW/Oz Academy of Aja Kong, Yuki Miyazaki, and Sumire Natsu defeated Team Canada AAA/TNA of Taya Valkyrie, Allie, and KC Spinelli. Aja Kong delivered a brainbuster to KC Spinelli for the win.
3. Team AAA/Mexico of Pentagon Jr, Texano Jr, and Psycho Clown defeated Team Japan Oudou/Zero One of Akebono, Masato Tanaka, and Ikuto Hidaka after entering sudden death twice. Team AAA-Mexico chose Pentagon Jr while Team Japan chose Masato Tanaka to face each other. Neither competitor won in time so now onto sudden death for a second time. This time it’s Ikuto Hidaka vs Texano Jr with the clock reset back to five minutes. Texano Jr pinned Hidaka after doing the Mexican Dream, which is a spinning side slam.
4. Team Japan NOAH of Taiji Ishimori, Naomichi Marufuji, and Maybach Taniguchi defeated Team Resto Del Mundo (Rest of the World) of Mil Muertes, Rockstar Spud, and Apolo. Marufuji performed sliced bread to Rockstar Spud for the pinfall.
5. Team USA/Lucha Underground of Chavo Guerrero Jr, Brian Cage, and Johnny Mundo (w/Dario Cueto) defeated Team Leyendas (Legends) Mexico of Blue Demon Jr, La Parka, and Canek. Chavo Guerrero performed the frog splash on Blue Demon Jr to score the pinfall.
6. Team Internacional (International) of Mexico of Rey Mysterio Jr, Dragon Azteca Jr, and Dr. Wagner defeated Team TNA/USA of Tyrus, EC3, and Eli Drake after heading into sudden death three times. Entering sudden death number one was Eli Drake vs Dr. Wagner. Time expired and the entrants for sudden death number two was Rey Mysterio Jr. vs EC3. After a 619 to EC3 followed by a splash off the top rope, Mysterio failed to make the pinfall in time when Tyrus pulled Rey Mysterio out of the ring avoiding the three count. Sudden death number three was Tyrus vs. Dragon Azteca Jr. After a ref bump, Tyrus grabbed a steel chair only to have it taken away by Dr. Wagner, who stepped inside the ring and nailed Tyrus in the stomach with the chair followed by a chairshot to the back. Mysterio entered the ring after nailing Drake off the apron, then performed a dropkick to Tyrus in the back which caused him to be setup for the 619. Afterward, Dragon Azteca Jr did a 450 splash to Tyrus when the referee automatically recovered and counted the pinfall with two minutes to spare in the third sudden death bout for Team Mexico Internacional.
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