Konnan was no at this taping. I know this, because we had segments with the Legion talking about Konnan not being there, segments with 187 waiting for Konnan and then being told Konnan wasn’t there, and announcers talking about Konnan not being there. Now, I’ve since watched the following week of television, and I can not explain why it was such a big deal that Konnan was not at this taping. It didn’t get brought up much the following week, there wasn’t some reaction to him not being there. I have no way of knowing if that was the plan, but the story seemed only to remind us we should be wondering about Konnan every week.
Also, the skits in Dorian’s office where he’s talking over his plans with Konnan are all sorts of odd when the story later turns out to be that Konnan and Dorian were in on the run-ins all along, having invited Perros del Mal to TripleMania. Maybe I missed something that’ll be clearer later.
Show was actually OK otherwise! Jack Evans being against locker room violence might have pushed this one into the win colum.
Alan Stone & Chris Stone vs Cuervo & Escoria: this wasn’t near the match from last week, turning into a tennis match and the finish just didn’t go well. Seen worse.
Heavy Metal, Jack Evans, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki: This was fun for this usual sort of match. Chessman is not a fan of breakdancing.
Dr. Wagner Jr. & Octagón vs Electroshock & Último Gladiador: okay match, though the real highlight was the world’s least secure security force. I guess they just ran to the ring to get a better look until Vampiro got to punches.
Cibernético, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario vs Hernandez, LA Park, Zorro (and part 2): I think this might have been actually Cibernetico’s fault for standing to far away, but he’s not the one who fell on his face. This was pretty okay otherwise. I’m reluctant to believe they’ve cut out the rudo referee bits, because that always comes back here, but it’s nice to have a breather. Lider & Nicho figured out a way for Joe to do the middle rope backcracker in the flow of the match, very nice. They were working hard.