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Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre's Entre Torre Infernal Pay-Per-View
Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre's
Entre Torre Infernal Pay-Per-View

Friday, August 4th, 2000 - Arena Mexico
Mexico City-Mexico



We're at it again. Last week, SLAM! Wrestling provided an in depth preview of New Japan Pro Wrestling's first pay-per-view. This week, we're previewing Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre's "Entre Torre Infernal" Pay-Per-View. Back in March at their first pay-per-view, Atlantis defeated Villano III in a mask vs mask match that was a match of the year candidate. This time around the main event is a four-way cage match where the last man remaining gets his head shaved. New CMLL World Tag Team champions will be crowned as the finals of the tournament to crown new champs will take place. Plus a special 12-man elimination tag match where the last man remaining has to unmask. We've assembled an all-star panel of international wrestling experts offering their picks and predictions: SLAM's own John Molinaro, Lucha Libre aficionado Robert Bihari of Highspots.com and Live Audio Wrestling's Dan "The Mouth" Lovranski. John Molinaro will have a full report on the show tomorrow.



Four Way Cage Match (loser gets shaved bald)


Perro Aguayo

Lucha Libre legend
Best Move: Double foot stomp.
Best Moment: Beating Konnan in the main event of AAA's When World's Collide PPV in 1994.


VS


Mascara Ano 2000

One third of the Los Hermanos Dinamitas clique
Best Move: Wild brawling tactics.
Best Moment: Breaking a beer bottle over Perro Aguayo's head in 1995, setting off a huge, money making feud.


VS


Villano III

Wrestling better since losing his mask
Best Move: Senton
Best Moment: Beating Chris Benoit (then wrestling as Pegasus Kid in Mexico) in a mask vs mask match in 1992.


VS


Pierroth Jr

Career rudo in Mexico
Best Move: Power Bomb.
Best Moments: Beating Brazo de Plata in a hair vs hair match, December 3, 1999.


SLAM! Predictions

  • John Molinaro: One of the rudos, Dos Mil and Pierroth, will get their head shaved. Villano III just lost his mask a few months ago so EMLL won't put him through a head shaving. And there's no way Perro would agree to getting scalped. Pierroth would seem the logical choice as it would mean more if he lost his hair than Dos Mil.

  • Robert Bihari : Pierroth Jr. will get his head shaved. I say this because he was the one that requested it be a cage match and I see that coming back to haunt him when he ends up left in the cage at the end. No technico will be losing their hair, that's for sure.

  • Dan "The Mouth" Lovranski : Is Perro Aguayo still on his retirement tour? It never seems to end. Since Aguayo is the only one who has lost a hair match before, they can get him out early (it will help the quality of the match, too). I see Perro Aguayo winning against Mascara Ano 2000 first, leaving 2000 to battle Villano III, with Villano winning here because he just lost his mask at the last EMLL PPV. So, that would leave Ano 2000 left to battle Pierroth Jr and come back as the underdog, beat Pierroth and saves getting his head shaved. The beaten man triumphs and Pierroth gets a new look.






    CMLL Tag Title Tournament finals


    Emilio Charles Jr

    Grizzled veteran of EMLL
    Best Move: Huracanrana, Flying Splash
    Best Moment:His two reigns as NWA Middleweight Champion


    &


    Mr Niebla

    Young, high flier
    Best Move: Niebla leg-lock, tope suicida.
    Best Moment: Beating Grupo Revolucion's (another Mexican promotion) Mr Niebla II in a mask vs mask match.


    VS


    Ultimo Guerrero

    The Chris Jericho of Mexico
    Best Move: Reverse Superplex
    Best Moment: Defeating Mr Aguila (WWF's Essa Rios) in a mask vs mask match on September 11, 1998.


    &


    Rey Bucanero

    Under-rated light heavyweight
    Best Move: Tope con hilo.
    Best Moments: His several tours with CMLL Japan.


    SLAM! Predictions

  • John Molinaro: EMLL have really been pushing Guerrero and Bucanero for the past few months. This is the perfect opportunity to promote them as the top heel tag team in Mexico. They could easily eclipse the memory of El Hijo del Santo and Negro Casas (the last champions) and establish themselves as major players within the EMLL hierarchy. Charles and Niebla aren't a serious team. Go with Guerrero and Bucanero.

  • Robert Bihari: Three weeks ago, Guerrero & Bucanero were considered the favourites by a HUGE margin. There was no way they could lose this match. But now, doubts have risen. Why you ask? Simple, because on the last three EMLL shows at Arena Mexico, the team has been booked in mid-card matches and Mr. Niebla and Emilio Charles Jr. have been moved up on the card as a regular pairing. The two teams haven't even stepped in the same ring on a major show to build this match up. EMLL has a reputation for building up youngsters to get a major push (Mr. Aguila, Olimpico, etc.) but those guys always end up falling back to mid-card status and having the pushes yanked out in a matter of days. Some say this will happen now to Bucanero and Guerrero who have been getting a monster push since December of 1999. I can see it happening, but considering the tecnicos are going to win the main event, I'll take Bucanero and Guerrero in this one.

  • Dan "The Mouth" Lovranski : Guerrero and Bucanero over Charles and Niebla.



    Under card matches

    Match John Molinaro Robert Bihari Dan Lovranski
    Lizmark Jr, Negro Casas and Brazo de Plata vs Dr Wagner Jr, Shocker and Apolo Dantes
    Dr Wagner Jr, Shocker and Apolo Dantes Lizmark Jr, Negro Casas and Brazo de Plata Dr Wagner Jr, Shocker and Apolo Dantes
    12 man elimination match (who gets unmasked?)
    Solar I Solar I or Mascara Magica Dr O'Borman Jr
    Ultimo Dragoncito/Cicloncito Ramirez/Bracito De Oro vs El Fierito/Fire/Pierrothito
    El Fierito/Fire/Pierrothito Ultimo Dragoncito/Cicloncito Ramirez/Bracito De Oro El Fierito/Fire/Pierrothito

    EMLL PPV a hair-raising affair






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