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CMLL’s Brothers Tag Team Tournament Finals
Gran Guerrero & Ultimo Guerrero def. Mistico & Dragon Lee
CMLL’s Brothers Tag Team Tournament 3rd Place Match
Cuatrero & Sanson def. Angel De Oro & Niebra Roja
Hirai Kawato’s Excursion Farewell Match
Gedo & Barbaro Cavernario def. Hirai Kawato & Atlantis
Special Singles Match
Rush def. Satoshi Kojima
Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi) def. Volador Jr., Soberano & Drone
Okumura & Roppongi 3K (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh) def. Kushida, Tiger Mask IV, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Star Jr.
Ryusuke Taguchi & Fuego def. Disturbio & Puma
Ryusuke Taguchi & Fuego vs. Disturbio & Puma
The match begins with Disturbio taking Fuego down with an arm drag, Fuego trips up Disturbio before taking him down with an arm drag. Disturbio wrenches away on the arm of Fuego until Fuego sends him out of the ring, Puma and Taguchi tag into the match. Puma and Taguchi exchange some arm drags, Taguchi takes Puma out of the ring with an arm drag after a series of reversals. Disturbio and Fuego tag back into the match, Puma interferes and Fuego takes him out with a head scissors takedown. Fuego then knocks Disturbio out of the ring with a springboard hip toss, Disturbio and Puma then attack Taguchi and Fuego to prevent dives.
Disturbio and Puma then nail Fuego in the back with a double elbow drop, Disturbio and Puma follow that up by nailing Taguchi with some double team moves. Fuego causes Puma to accidentallt chop Disturbio, Fuego then takes out Disturbio with a moonsault on the arena floor. Taguchi trips up a tired Puma to nail him with multiple hip attacks, Taguchi then gets knocks out of the ring by Disturbio. Fuego hits the ring and he catches Disturbio with a roll up for a near fall, Puma locks Fuego in a modified crossbow until Taguchi breaks it up. Taguchi then knocks Puma out of the ring before landing a suicide dive, Fuego catches Disturbio in a roll up for the three count.
Winners: Ryusuke Taguchi & Fuego
Kushida, Tiger Mask IV, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Star Jr. vs. Okumura & Roppongi 3K (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh) w/Mima Shimoda
The match begins with Kushida and Yoh doing some chain wrestling, Kushida knocks Yoh out of the ring with a drop kick. Romero and Liger tag themselves into the match, Romero pretends to show Liger respect and that leads to Liger nailing him with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Star Jr and Okumura hit the ring after tagging into the match, Star Jr knocks Okumura out of the ring with a springboard hurricarana. Mask IV and Sho get tagged into the match, Sho trips up Mask IV before nailing him with some kicks to the midsection. Shimoda interferes and she accidentally takes Sho out, Mask IV then hits Shimoda with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker.
Liger tags into the match and he is quickly quadruple teamed by the opposition, Kushida hits the ring and he gets quadruple teamed as well. Romero catches a cornered Liger with a series of Forever Clotheslines, Kushida then sends Romero into an interfering Shimoda. Kushida hits Shimoda with a suplex while working on the legs of Romero, Romero and Kushida have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Kushida drops Romero with a hip toss before landing a drop kick, Sho and Yoh hit the ring to battle Liger and Mask IV, Liger and Mask IV eventually take out the majority of the opposing team with suicide dives. Okumura catches Star Jr with a reverse DDT from out of nowhere for the three count.
Winners: Okumura & Roppongi 3K (Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh) w/Mima Shimoda
CMLL’s Brothers Tag Team Tournament 3rd Place Match: Angel De Oro & Niebra Roja vs. Cuatrero & Sanson
The match begins with Cuatrero and De Oro having a striking exchange, De Oro eventually drops Cuatrero with a drop kick. Cuatrero traps De Oro in the corner before landing a handspring clothesline, Roja hits the ring and he knocks Sanson out of it with forearm strikes. Cuatrero returns and he hits De Oro with a leaping clothesline, Cuatrero and Sanson double team De Oro for a near fall. Roja returns to battle Sanson and De Oro takes Cuatrero out of the ring. De Oro and Roja then take out their opponents with suicide dives, Cuatrero gets back in the ring and he levels a charging De Oro with a boot to the face.
Cuatrero and Sanson try double teaming De Oro until De Oro takes them both out, Roja tags in and he catches Cuatrero with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Roja knocks Cuatrero out of the ring before catching Sanson with a drop kick, a four way brawl would then break out inside of the ring. Cuatrero and Sanson double team De Oro after knocking Roja out of the ring, Roja returns and he nails Sanson with an elevated kick for a near fall. Cuatrero and Sanson double team Roja and attack his injured knee, Cuatrero and Sanson hit Roja with a double basement dropkick for a near fall. Roja and De Oro catch Cuatrero and Sanson in double pendulum holds for a few moments, Roja then hits Cuatrero with a super double underhook face buster.
De Oro gets Sanson on the top rope and he follows him up there, Sanson hits De Oro with a super power bomb for the three count.
Winners: Cuatrero & Sanson
Hirai Kawato’s Excursion Farewell Match: Hirai Kawato & Atlantis vs. Gedo & Barbaro Cavernario
The match begins with Cavernario and Gedo jumping their opponents as they hit the ring, Cavernario and Gedo then hit Atlantis with a double boot to the face. Cavernario and Gedo try removing the mask of Atlantis until Kawato makes the save, a four way brawl breaks out until Cavernario and Gedo are knocked out of the ring. Thee brawl between both teams would then spill to the arena floor, Cavernario and Gedo get a hold of Atlantis before throwing him into the barricade. Kawato goes to help his partner and he gets tossed into the barricade by Cavernario, Cavernario gets Kawato back in the ring to double team him with Gedo.
Cavernario nails Kawato with a slingshot splash for a near fall, Gedo holds the leg of Kawato as Cavernario kicks away at it. Gedo tags in and he holds Kawato in a chin lock, Cavernario gets back in the ring and he nails Kawato with a pump handle suplex for a near fall. Gedo catches Kawato with a side kick to the midsection while Cavernario holds onto him, Cavernario continues mauling Kawato with a plethora of strikes. Kawato fights back against his opponents before tagging Atlantis into the match, Atlantis quickly cleans house on the opposing team. Kawato returns to nail Cavernario with a springboard drop kick, Cavernario gets out of the ring and Kawato catches him with a suicide dive.
Atlantis hits Cavernario with a running cross body block before getting arm dragged out of the ring, Cavernario hits the ring and Atlantis hits hit with a monkey flip. Kawato tags in and he catches Cavernario with a few moves, Cavernario catches Kawato in a submission from out of nowhere to force a tap out.
Winners: Gedo & Barbaro Cavernario
Volador Jr., Soberano & Drone vs. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi)
The match begins with Los Ingobernables jumping their opponents before the bell sounds, Naito grabs a jacket and he chokes Volador Jr with it. Bushi and Takahashi brawl with the rest of the opposing team on the arena floor, Volador Jr takes Naito down with a hurricarana. Bushi and Soberano take their battle to the inside of the ring, Drone hits the ring to get attacked by Naito and Takahashi. Soberano hits the ring and Naito tries removing his mask, Takahashi and Naito then hit Soberano with some double team moves. Volador Jr gets back in the rring to get taken out by Bushi and Takahashi, Bushi singles out Drone next and he holds him in a chin lock.
Naito and Bushi then hit Drone with a few double team moves, Volador Jr returns to battle Takahashi and Bushi. Volador Jr fights back and he levels Takahashi with a super kick, Soberano gets in the ring by taking out Bushi and Takahashi with a top rope cross body press. Naito interferes and Soberano quickly knocks him out of the ring, Takahashi and Soberano get into a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Soberano eventually nails a charging Takahashi with a power slam, Soberano catches Takahashi with a middle rope moonsault for a near fall. Takahashi and Soberano take each other out after a midair collision, Drone and Bushi go to war with each other after getting tagged into the match.
Drone levels Bushi with a chop that knocks him out of the ring, Los Ingobernables is then taken out with suicide dives from the opposing team. Bushi catches Drone with a low blow in the ring before rolling him up for a three count.
Winners: Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi)
Special Singles Match: Satoshi Kojima vs. Rush
The match begins with Kojima and Rush getting into a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Kojima and Rush then exchange shoulder tackle attempts. Rush eventually knocks Kojima out of the ring, Rush goes out after him before smashing Kojima’s face on the commentary table. Rush grabs a cable wire and he chokes Kojima with it, Rush then grabs a chair and he clobbers Kojima with it. Rush alternates choking Kojima with a chair and cable wire, Rush grabs a shirt and he also decides to choke Kojima with it. Rush gets Kojima in the ring to attack him with strikes in the corner, Rush then nails Kojima with machine gun chops in the corner.
Kojima gets angry and he attacks Rush with his own machine gun chops, Kojima then drops Rush with a running forearm strike. Rush recovers to drop Kojima and then nail him with a drop kick, Kojima and Rush battle on the arena floor as Kojima nails him with a DDT. Kojima gets Rush in the ring and he nails him with another DDT, Kojima goes to the top rope and he catches Rush with an elbow drop for a near fall. Kojima gets Rush to his feet before landing a series of forearm strikes, Rush catches Kojima with a northern lights suplex from out of nowhere for a near fall. Rush looks for his finisher and Kojima counters with a Koji Cutter followed by a brain buster for a near fall, Kojima goes for the Cozy Lariat and he nails Rush with it on the second attempt.
Rush stumbles to his feet and Kojima knocks him down with a series of strikes, Rush avoids the Cozy Lariat to hit Kojima with a double under hook pile driver for the three count.
CMLL’s Brothers Tag Team Tournament Finals: Dragon Lee & Mistico vs. Gran Guerrero & Ultimo Guerrero
The match begins with Ultimo taking down Mistico and working over his arm, Mistico gets free and he wrenches away on the arm of Ultimo. Ultimo recovers and drops Mistico again before wrenching away on his legs, Mistico recovers and knocks Ultimo out of the ring with a hurricarana. Lee and Gran get tagged into the match, Lee and Gran do some chain wrestling until nobody gets a clear advantage. Gran propels Lee across the ring before crushing him with a drop kick, the Guerreros then hit Lee with some double team maneuvers. Mistico hits the ring and the Guerreros get him on the top rope before landing a super double slam, the Guerreros continue their double team attack against Mistico.
Lee returns and Gran kicks him in the arm, Lee then knocks Gran out of thew ring with a knee strike before Mistico takes care of Ultimo. Lee and Mistico then hit the Guerreros with suicide dives, Gran gets back in the ring and he drops Mistico with a clothesline. Mistico then takes out the Guerreros with hurricaranas, Mistico goes into the bleachers and he leaps off the catch Ultimo with a hurricarana. Lee and Gran continue to do their own battle in the ring, Gran quickly drops Lee with a shoulder tackle and then the two have a striking exchange. Lee ends the exchange and then hits Gran with a German suplex, Gran rolls out of the ring and Lee takes him out with a hurricarana.
Ultimo hits the ring and Lee nails him with a DDT, Ultimo recovers and he nails Mistico with a top rope front suplex for a near fall. Mistico recovers and he catches Ultimo in a pinning combination for a near fall, Ultimo goes to the top rope and Mistico takes him down with a hurricarana. Mistico gets Ultimo back on the top rope before landing an enzaguri, Ultimo recovers to hit Mistico with a super power bomb for a near fall. Lee and Gran hit the ring so Gran can quickly drop him for a near fall, Gran then hits Lee with a choke slam for a near fall. Lee catches a charging Gran with a one man spanish fly, Gran quickly recovers and he gets Lee in the corner.
Lee gets back up and he suplexes Gran into the turnbuckle, Lee keeps Gran cornered while just stomping away on him. Lee and Gran would eventually get into a striking exchange, Gran and Lee battle to the top rope until Lee hits Gran with a double stomp. Ultimo battles Mistico on the top rope as well before suplexing him off for the three count.
Winners: Gran Guerrero & Ultimo Guerrero