Written By Alfredo Esparza
EMLL 12/2/1983 & 12/9/1983
El Egipcio & Masakre vs. Hombre Bala & Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
Taped 12/2/1983 in Arena Mexico
El Egipcio and Masakre quickly attack Rayo de Jalisco Jr. Announcer Pedro “El Mago” Septien mentions how El Egipcio and Rayo de Jalisco Jr. started feuding after last week Egipcio felt he was betrayed and turned rudo. Masakre holds up Rayo so that Egipcio can punch him. Rayo tries to leave the ring but Egipcio keeps him in the ring. Hombe Bala tries to make the save for Rayo but Masakre kicks him off the ring apron. Egipcio goes after Hombre Bala and tosses him into the ring post and that sends him back to the floor.
Referees try to get Egipcio and Masakre to stop and they eventually send Rayo to the outside. Hombre Bala gets in the ring and he gets double-teamed. They toss him into the corners and then chop him out of the ring. Crowd whistles at them. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and Hombre Bala return to the ring and the rudos run to the outside. Crowd cheers the tecnicos loudly.
They all return to the ring. Masakre gets beaten up by both Rayo and Hombre Bala. They dropkick him. El Egipcio gets in the ring and Rayo punches him and tosses him into the turnbuckles. Crowd cheers loudly. Hombre Bala tosses Masakre off the ring apron. He then headbutts El Egipcio. Rayo knocks Masakre off the ring apron again while Hombre Bala continues to beat on El Egipcio. Rayo starts to remove El Egipcio’s mask while Hombre Bala heads to the outside and tosses Masakre into the ring post.
Referees decide to disqualify Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and Hombre Bala as they continue to remove his mask. Rudos win the first fall. Tecnicos were able to remove El Egipcio’s mask and Masakre gets in the ring and makes the save for his partner. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. holds up and then he and Hombre Bala start to rip it apart. Masakre gets in the ring and they chop him. Rayo tosses him into the corner. They start to rip away at Masakre’s mask too.
Whistle blows to announce the start of the second fall with Dr. Alfonso Morales now on commentary. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. continues to beat on Masakre. Hombre Bala delivers some punches. El Egipcio returns after going to the locker room to get a new mask. He jumps right into the ring but Rayo de Jalisco Jr. starts to rip away on his new mask too! Referees Gran Davis and Roberto “Guero” Rangel try to remove them off El Egipcio with no luck.
Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and Hombre Bala continue to beat on El Egipcio with punches. Masakre gets back into the ring and Rayo de Jalisco Jr. punches him out of the ring. Hombre Bala has ripped off El Egipcio’s 2nd mask. Masakre comes back in and he kicks both off El Egipcio. El Egipcio with a forearm at Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and the rudos now start to rip away at Rayo’s mask. Hombre Bala gets tosses off the ring apron.
The rudos toss Rayo de Jalisco Jr. into the ringpost. Rayo tries to roll out of the ring but the rudos catch him and send him crashing into the ring post. There’s a fan yelling loudly that the rudos remove Rayo’s mask. El Egipcio and Masakre start to rip away at Hombre Bala’s mask. El Egipcio heads to the outside and sends Rayo into the ringpost.
Rudos continue to go after Rayo de Jalisco Jr’s mask while Hombre Bala continues to try to get back into the ring but gets thrown into the ringpost. Hombre Bala finally returns and he and Rayo recover and make a comeback against the rudos. Rudos counter and make a comeback. Referees declare the rudos the winners in the 2nd fall. Straight falls victory.
Rayo de Jalisco Jr. starts to ask for a mask vs. mask match. They return with the ring announcer mentioning that Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and Hombre Bala challenged El Egipcio and Masakre to a mask vs. mask match. Crowd cheers this announcement.
WINNERS: El Egipcio & Masakre
Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. El Egipcio in a mask vs. mask match
Taped 12/9/1983 in Arena Mexico
Prior to the mask match there was a relevos suicidas tag team match with Rayo de Jalisco Jr. teaming with El Egipcio against Hombre Bala and Masakre were the losing team would face off in a singles mask match. That resulted in Hombre Bala and Masakre winning and saving their masks and forcing the losing team of Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and El Egipcio to go against each other in a 2-out-of-3 falls mask match.
El Egipcio attacks Rayo de Jalisco Jr. as soon as he enters the ring and tosses Rayo into the ringpost. Both have their masks slightly undone. Referee starts a count on Rayo de Jalisco Jr. who is on the floor to start the first fall. El Egipcio heads back outside and tosses Rayo again into the ringpost and demands that the referee count him again.
Rayo de Jalisco Jr. gets back into the ring and El Egipcio continues to attack Rayo. He punches Rayo a couple of times. El Egipcio bites Rayo’s forehead and the referee warns him. He pulls Rayo to the outside and slams him into the side of the ring. Egipcio kicks him a few times. Referee tells El Egipcio to stay in the ring. Fans whistle at him.
El Egipcio pulls Rayo de Jalisco Jr. back into the ring and goes after his mask again. He bites Rayo who is now bleeding. Fans start to chant for Rayo. Egipcio delivers a forearm and then backdrops Rayo. He goes for a tirabuzon and goes down to the mat into a submission position to get Rayo to give up. El Egipcio wins the first fall and he continues to beat on Rayo.
Dr. Alfonso Morales points out that the wound that Rayo de Jalisco Jr. has that is currently bleeding came from when he entered the ring and El Egipcio attacked him and sent him into the ringpost.
Second fall starts with Rayo de Jalisco Jr. outside the ring and getting checked by the doctor. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. tries to get back in the ring but falls. El Egipcio goes outside and picks up Rayo and takes him back into the ring. He continues his attack on Rayo. Tosses Rayo into the corner and tells him to get up. Rayo falls to the outside again.
Rayo de Jalisco Jr. gets back in the ring and El Egipcio punches him and then slams his head into the mat. El Egipcio bites Rayo’s forehead and you can hear Rayo asking the ref to stop him. He gets Rayo with a neckbreaker. El Egipcio goes for a second one but Rayo reverses it and gets him in a neckbreaker of his own to the delight of the fans. Rayo tosses El Egipcio into the corner. He does it a second time and El Egipcio rolls to the outside. Rayo starts to unlace El Egipcio’s mask. Referee warns him.
Referee Gran Davis removes Rayo de Jalisco Jr. from attempting to unmask El Egipcio. Rayo sends El Egipcio into the ringpost. He does it a second time while on the floor. Referee tries to get them back in the ring. Rayo goes after him and tosses El Egipcio into the corner. El Egipcio is also bleeding. He knocks Rayo down but Rayo kicks him and sends him down to the mat as well. Both get back up and El Egipcio shoves Rayo into the ropes and goes for a pin on Rayo but Rayo reverses the pin attempt on El Egipcio and pins him to win the 2nd fall.
Third fall starts with Rayo de Jalisco Jr. knocking down El Egipcio and going for a quick pin attempt. Rayo catches El Egipcio with a series of topes. He misses one and El Egipcio goes for the pin but Rayo kicks out. Rayo gets tossed over the top rope and El Egipcio goes for a tope sucida at Rayo and both land on the floor. Fans cheer loudly. Both get back into the ring before the 20 count.
El Egipcio gets backdropped by Rayo. Rayo dropkicks him to the floor and follows with a tope suicida! Fans cheer on Rayo. They both again get back into the ring before the 20 count. Rayo goes for a pin but El Egipcio kicks out at two. Rayo goes for the camel clutch but El Egipcio breaks it. Rayo misses a tope out of the corner and El Egipcio goes for the pin but only gets a two count.
El Egipcio moves out of the way of a charging Rayo de Jalisco Jr. who hits the top turnbuckle head first. He goes for the pin on Rayo but only gets a two count. El Egipcio tosses Rayo into the corner again. He hits a cross body block out of the corner at Rayo for another two count. El Egipcio slams Rayo but misses a senton as Rayo moves out of the way!
Rayo de Jalisco Jr. gets El Egipcio with a backbreaker. He gets him with a second backbreaker but El Egipcio knees him across the face and gets a near fall. El Egipcio charges at Rayo de Jalisco Jr. but Rayo moves and El Egipcio slides to the ouside. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. climbs the top rope and hits a top rope plancha to the floor at El Egipcio.
They return to the ring. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. goes for a rana but El Egipcio blocks it and gets him in a pin but Rayo kicks out. Rayo rolls thru and goes for a pin of his own but El Egipcio kicks out. El Egipcio runs over and hits Rayo with a forearm. He goes for an abdominal stretch on Rayo but Rayo reverses it and gets El Egipcio who submits. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. wins the match!
The announcer gives out El Egipcio’s details as he unmasks. El Egipcio is Jose Luis Hernandez, 26 years old, from Puebla, Puebla. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. gets his arm raised while also holding up El Egipcio’s mask.
WINNER: Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
SHOW THOUGHTS: These were two matches from two different events. They aired on two different TV episodes but because there isn’t a lot of lucha libre footage available from the ’80s, that’s all we have available. It would have been fun to have seen the match that set-up the El Egipcio vs. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. feud since El Egipcio turned rudo while teaming with Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and Hombre Bala in a trios match. Then we get the tag match that made video and that had a lot of heat since you have the recently turned El Egipcio teaming with a relative newcomer in Masakre. We also don’t have the relevos suicidas match that leads into the mask match. Mask match was pretty good. Fans were into it. They did a solid job of making fans believe Rayo could lose his mask.