The ring was swept before the final match and I wondered what would become of the shattered bits of Escorpio Rojo's shell. Perhaps it would be used to make commemorative souvenirs. That made me wonder is he would see any of that money...or if I would ever see any money from the sale of Jaguar Muscle T-Shirsts and action figures that would sure to emerge after my victory in the tournament. As I was lost in thought I missed Super Mysterioso's entrance. (I can say, after watching it years after the fact, that it was awesome! There was all kind of smoke and strobe light effects. I suggest you watch it on ChoTube if you have a spare ten minutes.) He stood in the corner, his black ninja-like outfit standing out like a sore thumb against the white ring.
Payaso entered the ring next to a huge wave of laughter and applause. He was dresses like a child with oversized red tie, sailor like school uniform, and colorful cap. I overheard a few members of the audience comment on his last show, and I have since learned that he was part of a hit comedy show in Mexico called El Payaso del Cinco. He stumbled his way to the ring, falling down the stairs and rubbing his behind to loud laughter. When he entered the ring he whipped out a huge lollipo and handed it to Super Mysterioso. Mysterioso looked confused and the match started after he tossed the lollipop to the floor, shattering it to a thousand pieces.
Mysterioso looked at the broken lollipop and came at Mysterioso with his arms swinging wildly. Mysterioso was taken offguard by this odd attack and received a few punches before shoving Payaso off. Payaso fell back and tumbled into the corner. He looked like he was about to cry as the crowd booed Mysterioso. Mysterioso ignored the crowd and went after Payaso with a flying dropkick. Mysterioso landed his move and Payao fell to the mat. Mysterioso then followed it up with a quick backdrop. Payaso exploded into a cloud of dust as Mysterioso rubbed his face. The crowd was laughing and soon I saw why...The real Payaso had slipped out of the move and switched himself with a balloon filled with pepper. Payaso climbed back into the ring and pointed at the annoyed Mysterioso who had removed his mask to relieve the burning in his eyes.
Mysterioso rushed Payaso, but he was stopped when Payaso pulled out a beenie hat with a propellor on it. The propellor spun fast enough to create a wind that pushed Mysterioso into the corner. Mysterioso tried to fight the wind but it was too rough. Payaso put the beenie hat dow and stepped in front of it. Payaso flew at Mysterioso arms outstretched. Payaso passed through Mysterioso, who was nothing but an illussion, and crashed into the ring post. Mysterioso then removed his white mask, revealing the black Mysterioso was not real. It turns out he was in a white ninja outfit blending into the ring from the start. Man, I hate chojins who use tricks to win fights.
Mysterioso then grabbed Payso from behind and jumped into the air with him. When they reached the peak of their jump Mysterioso flipped over and began to spin as they fell to the ground. Within a second they crashed into the mat with Payaso lodged deep within the canvas. Mysterioso was the winner, but he revealed his biggest trick in the first match...or did he? Four matches were done and I was among those who would compete in the second round. Tommorrow would be one of the worst days of my life, of course, I didn't know that back then. No, back then I was looking foreward to facing Tortuga Loco in honest combat. Oh, how foolish I was back then.