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Recap from TJ Hawke:
This was a semi-final match in the Rey de Voladores. The winner of this match would go on to the face El Generico in the finals on Night 3 of King of Trios. All four of these men were on losing Trios teams on Night 1 of the 2011 King of Trios. Frightmare was also the Young Lions Cup holder at the time. Red was actually still with TNA at the time of this show. Those were some facts.
Red and Frightmare did a sequence to start the match. It concluded with Red doing a springboard 450 to the floor onto Frightmare. Kid and Obariyon then squared off. Kid was in better shape here than he was in the 2012 version of the tournament. Kid went to make the “Suck it!” gesture, but the referee stopped him. Kid turned him inside out with a lariat. Obariyon fell to the floor to avoid a Bronco Buster, but Kid just wiped him out with a slingshot plancha. A few minutes later, Red sent Kid and Obariyon to the floor and then hit a running corkscrew plancha onto them. Frightmare scared Red to the floor. Frightmare set up for a dive, but Obariyon blocked it much to the dismay of the crowd. They did a quadruple sleeper spot. Obariyon hit Frightmare with a reverse Go-2-Sleep. Obariyon went to the top rope, but Red hit him with a Trouble in Paradise. Red called for a one-man Spanish Fly, but Obariyon fought out of it and hit a diving DDT: 1…2…3! Amazing Red was eliminated.
The Kid hit Obariyon with a series of kicks. Kid hit Obariyon with an X-Factor, but Frightmare broke up the pinfall, so that he could hit a Kneecalepsy: 1…2…3! Obariyon was eliminated.
Frightmare quickly wiped out Kid with a tope con hello. Back in the ring, Frightmare went for a senton, but Kid avoided it. They ended up on the top rope, and The Kid hit a super X-Factor: 1…2…3! The 1-2-3 Kid won the match.
This match was definitely enjoyable, and I would recommend that you check it out. The 1-2-3 Kid wrestling redemption storyline of the 2011 King of Trios was one of my favorite things in wrestling from 2011. The Kid and El Generico would go on to have an awesome match on Night 3, which is a DVD that you should absolutely buy.
Match Rating: ***1/4