Maybe they’re just figuring out how they’re going to run these double tapings and started out with the easiest solution was first half as first week. It seemed odd watching it on TV; surely the matches for the next week went a big longer, and airing one or two of them might have spared us from so much filler telling us to tune in for those stars next week.
Of the two similarly set up matches – simple fast paced uncomplicated tecnicos vs rudos – the Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero vs Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana match lapped Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly vs Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu. Some credit goes to the rudos, because this was a good night for Poder el Norte, but the match with the foreigners and Tiger had a lot better lucha build than the one featuring lucha tecnicos. That’s credit to Jack, Rocky and Tiger for working a smart match, but it’s also disappointing to see the Air Force fall into a bad funk. You treat guys like meaningless jobbers long enough, they will act like it.
The previous women’s match was better Rain & Sexy Star vs Cinthia Moreno & Fabi Apache, but they did get over the broom spot and that was the point.
There was a stretch where there was no wrestling for about 45 minutes. I’m not sure Yurem vs Alex Koslov counted. Of that 45 minutes, at least 30 minutes were spent on Alex Koslov doing Alex Koslov things. I would’ve appreciated maybe an Alex Koslov match instead. If they’re going to do these double tapings, they ought to consider taping a seventh match.