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12/07 AAA TV Results (Guerra de Titanes 2014)

AAA TV (SUN) 12/07/2014 Auditorio Benito Juárez, Zapopan, Jalisco [AAA]
***Guerra de Titanes, 2014***
1) Dinastía © b Mini Charly Manson [AAA MINI]
Dinastia fifth known defense. Mascarita Sagrada & Mini Psycho Clown were seconds and interfered. Good match.
2) Sexy Star & Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache & Ivelisse
Sexy pinned Faby (with Taya’s help.) Another pull apart brawl after the match.
3) Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. b Fénix & Myzteziz and Angélico & Jack Evans © [AAA TAG]
Fenix & Myzteziz missed stereo tope con giros thru a table and Lider & Pentagon beat Jack to win the titles. Pentagon & Lider are 13th Champions. Pentagon now holds half of both tag titles (Mixed w/Sexy Star.) Jack & Angelico fall on fourth known defense.
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © b Averno & Chessman [AAA TRIOS]
Cibernetico was missing from the match for unclear reasons. Clowns beat Chessman and Cibernetico showed up a couple minutes after the match. Psycho Circus eight known defense.
5) Aerostar b Súper Fly [mask]
Seconds were Nino Hamburguesa and Hijo del Fantasma. Tirantes started at referee, but Joaquin replaced him with Piero. Aerostar did a dive off the light tower onto all three, then later beat Super Fly for the win. Super Fly is Erick Aguilar Muñoz, 10 years a wrestler, from Puebla.
6) El Patrón Alberto b Texano Jr. © [AAA HEAVY]
Mesias and Perro were seconds. Plenty of weapon usage. Tirantes started as ref in this one too, but Alberto took him out with a superkick. Piero replaced him. Texano tried to counter the armbar with a foul again, but Alberto blocked it and armbared him for the win and title change. Alberto is the 12th champion and first person to have won both the AAA & CMLL Heavyweight titles. Texano falls on his 14th known defense.

Air Date: 01/03 and 01/10, though it might sneak up on YouTube prior that that.

Top two matches sounded particularly good, but the entire show seems to have come off well. Aerostar/Super Fly is being called a MOTYC level match and the main event was what it needed to be. The Fenix/Myzteziz wipe out spot in the tag match is crazy.

Not mentioned in the results was another Perros del Mal/Konnan promo segment, promoting how they had almost all the titles (as a tease in them stealing the main event, I’d guess.) The main event ended with all the tecnicos celebrating with Alberto, as a mirror version of that earlier segment.

No one seems to know what the deal is with Cibernetico showing up late. If it’s an angle, and it’s probably an angle, they didn’t get it over on the PPV or in the results. Maybe there’s some backstage vignette which will fill in the blank, but it didn’t go anywhere here. The Sociedad Ultimatium didn’t seem to go anywhere too, so something unrevealed that connects the two is possible. There also wasn’t the big angle to set thing up for 2015, though Alberto/Perro and Myzteziz/Fenix for the tag titles are obviously out there, and they’re setting up something for the women. Their post match fights feel like teases to a hair match, but I can’t imagine any of those four being thrilled with that idea.

This did only air on PPV; even finding pirated feeds was a problem. (That also might suggest not a lot of people bought this, but those kind of things only take one of the right people to get a feed.) No word on the attendance yet. Show started about 15 minutes after the top of the hour and they finished the main event just a few minutes before 9pm CT – Psycho, Mesias and Alberto were posing on the stage as Sky cut away.

Unsure if we’ve got another taping in 2015. I haven’t seen one mentioned yet on TV, but they were locked in on Guerra de Titanes this week. Next week will make it clear.

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2014 Guerra de Titanes preview

Guerra de Titanes is tonight at 6pm CT, and they’re usually pretty good at starting . It’s only legally available on conventional PPV.  It should turn up on TV in January though I’m not sure about the timing. I’ll attempt to do some sort of live results on Twitter.

1) Dinastía © vs Mini Charly Manson [AAA MINI]

This will work good as opener; Diniasta is all about quick action and that works for this spot. These two have worked well together at other times. The finish might be more about balancing the rest of the show – there’s going to be a lot of other titles change, but there’s also going to be a lot of rudo wins, and either thing might affect the finish. I figure Dinastia just keeps being champion.

2) Ivelisse & Faby Apache vs Sexy Star & Taya Valkyrie

Probably time for the rudas to get one back, since Ivelisse has won both times so far. Whatever the next big match is here is still a while away so it’s more about having a good match than an outcome. They didn’t quite have a good match in DF, maybe this will go better.

3) Fénix & Myzteziz vs Angélico & Jack Evans © and Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. [AAA TAG]

The idea of handing over the tag team division to Myzteziz is a good one. It’ll add value to these championships, give AAA another feud they can move in and out of the main event, and keeps Myzteziz special instead of just being the odd main out in the Mega title/Perros storyline. I’m just not sure if they’ll end up winning the titles here. The top two matches look to be happy results and this is one where AAA could more easily push off the big win for another day without damaging the tecnicos. Pentagon & Lider picking up the titles in some Perros del Mal chicanery, laying the ground work for the tease of the same later on, fits the night.

4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown © vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético [AAA TRIOS]

This feud almost seems to have taken a step back to Konnan demanding the Hell Brothers sign up for his side. Cibernetico has laughed off the idea of joining La Sociedad, and the drama is more in how they’ll respond. Costing the Hell Brothers this match is a good start. It’d also explain why they’ve done this feud so many times on TV already if both sides were just doing a one show program and moving on to other sides afterwards. There’s been nothing about this feud which makes me want to see more of it.

(This also seems a good place to ask “what happened to the Electroshock storyline?” Last time we saw him on TV, he was contemplating retiring. He’s still on spot shows, but did his TV character retire? Did it just go in the “Billy el Malo’s protege” waste bucket of forgotten ideas? Could he come back with a new look tonight?)

5) Aerostar vs Súper Fly [mask]

It would be the ultimate troll move to people who read this website for Aerostar to get a real TV push only to lose his mask. I don’t think AAA is in the business of being trolls, but there is a little reason to be concerned. The good guy usually loses falls in every match but the last one in AAA feuds (see the next match) and Aerostar actually won the last match. Still, Super Fly’s back on TV to have a good match and to lose his mask, and both figure to happen here. Super Fly’s moved on an Aerostar dive and tried to set him ablaze with his own fire can in the buildup, and at least one of those figure to happen again here.

6) El Patrón Alberto vs Texano Jr. © [AAA HEAVY]

This should be a coronation. AAA will stand for Alberto Alberto Alberto. There might be some difficulty down the road with this: if Alberto is working as many places as he says he’s working next year, AAA might have as much problems getting dates on him as they seemed to have with Blue Demon Jr. That’s a problem for another day; there’s no way Albert loses all the matches in this feud unless he’s retiring tomorrow. Texano’s twice escaped Alberto’s armbar and uppercut fouled him, so that’s what Alberto has to survive here.

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Felino loses his hair to Rey Bucanero at Infierno en el Ring, Lucha Underground holiday schedule

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 12/05/2014 Arena México [CMLL, MT, Terra]
***Infierno en el Ring, 2014***
1) Pegasso & Tritón b Canelo Casas & Disturbio
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. b Kamaitachi, Okumura, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3
3) Dragón Rojo Jr., Super Porky, Titán b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3 with Porky/Kraneo comedy. Mistico appeared after the match to announce he would be returning (soon?)
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Valiente DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Thunder
2/3 for the tecnicos, the last when Thunder pulled Mascara’s mask for the DQ.
5) Felino L Marco Corleone, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr., Terrible, Shocker, Bárbaro Cavernario, Rey Bucanero, Máximo, Blue Panther [cage, hair]
They fought for three minutes before escapes were allowed. Order of escape: Shocker, Terrible (about the same time), Blue Panther, Maximo, Ultimo Guerrero, Marco Corleone, Voldaor, and Barbaro Cavernario. That left Rey Bucanero and Felino left in a rematch of 2011 Anniversary cage match. Bucanero beat Felino this time for Felino’s first hair loss.

The finish of the cage match was all about symmetry with the previous cage match, but it seems like a waste to have Rey Bucanero winning cage matches at this point in his career. Knee injuries and a long time of lucha libre has caught up with Bucanero and it’s likely this is the last major hair match he’ll win. This seems like a setup to Bucanero losing his hair sometime in 2015 – maybe Cavernario avenges his partner – but a month or two of Bucanero heavy matches are going to be a tough ask.

When CMLL mentioned Mistico appeared on the show, I was expecting to read a return date announced. Doesn’t appear like one was specified, they just had him out there to say hello in front of (what they hoped to be) a bigger audience.

Kcidis draws a bald Felino. CMLL posted the dance number from last night. This was a really quick show, clocking in at just over two hours.

Lucha Azteca may be pre-empted today. It’s still showing up in my guide, but other people have noticed that it’s missing from their Azteca station this week. I think it depends on east coast/west coast feed; Azteca is airing the second division promotion final tonight (with Apolo Valdes’s favorite team!) and that may have caused the show to get bumped on the west coast. Or maybe everywhere, who knows.

A preview for the next two weeks of Lucha Underground reveals the 12/17 show is called a “Unique Opportunity.” It’s the show with the two 10 man matches, a battle royal and an elimination match. They also mention the ladder matches goes twenty five minutes long. There’s always hyperbole in these things, but that’s still going to be quite a match.

That preview also confirms the show will be off on 12/24 and 12/31 and will be back on 01/07. People with Lucha Underground had said that was the plan months ago, it’s not new but something most people aren’t yet aware of. I keep thinking (and saying) this looks like a Unimas thing, but I’m thinking over it again and not so sure. It is Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve on El Rey, but it’s only December 27th and January 3rd on Unimas, and I’m not sure there’d be holiday programming on both those days. It’s probably just not wanting to run episodes on El Rey during the holidays. I’m not sure what will air on Unimas.

Daga is listed as working the 12/25 Arena Azteca Budokan AAA spot show, so he may be back soon. There’s also a surprise luchador working the main event.

Perro Mocho Jr. took “Cotty” Santiago’s hair on the Xalapa DTU show. I’m not quite sure why he has no S in Mexico but Mexico is weird.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Alberto talked about the soon to be closed Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi in his brief trip back to the city earlier this week. He hoped it’d be replaced by something better.

Texano says he’ll stay megachampion tomorrow.

Segunda Caida reviews Mistico vs Volador II.

Hidalgo luchador Principe Diamante was honored.

Pagano & Sick Boy talk about their feud with Nicho.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 12/12/2014 Arena México
1) Acero & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón vsCancerbero, Nitro, Raziel
3) Dragón Rojo Jr., Super Porky, Titán vsEphesto, Mephisto, Pólvora
4) Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vsShocker, Thunder, Último Guerrero

Sombra’s back, so the modifed Ingobernables are back as well. Valiente/Cavernario should be fun.

Video promo.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-10-04

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taped 2014-09-23 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
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Infierno en el Ring, Octagon

Today is CMLL’s Infierno en el Ring. Hooray? Breaking down the ten people in the cage

no chance they’re losing their hair

Shocker – two hair loses in a year is a bit much
Maximo
Volador Jr.
Marco Corleone
Ultimo Guerrero

Very Small Chance

Barbaro Cavernario – this would be so dumb but I can’t rule it out becuase he’s so new
Terrible – he loses all the time so it’s not out of character but would seem such a waste

Decent Chance

Blue Panther – the other two are so obvious that they may got in another direction just as a surprise
Rey Bucanero – lost in these before!
Felino – to be honest, amazing he’s gone this long without losing his hair

I’ve been think it’s finally Felino’s turn since they started in this direction. This whole thing is the illusion of putting on a big show without the actual effort of one, and that fits 2014 Felino well. Volador or Maximo getting a win makes some sense, but I like the idea of normal partners Cavernario and Felino being stuck in the cage together at the end and Barbaro getting the big win.

Felino says he’d like to face Rey Bucanero, Maximo or Blue Panther at the end.

Octagon, making appearances to theoretically promote FULL shows, says he’s going to sue AAA for rights to the Octagon name and wrongful termination. Wrongful firing is especially strange because he was quite upset with AAA at the start of the year and it sure sounded like he wanted to quit and not work there anymore. Even if it was a firing – which it probably wasn’t – AAA would’ve been in their right to stop working with a guy who was performing like Octagon. AAA’s been quiet on the Octagon situation previously probaby. because the public would tend to take the side of a famous luchador against them. However, if AAA went public on the problems with Octagon, Octagon would end up looking very bad. I don’t think anything more is going to happen.

ChilangaMask and the Tigre Rojos announced they’ll be running a show in Puebla’s Arena Coliseo San Ramon next month.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has a music video of AAA 08/06/14.

Saeta Morelense Jr. lost his mask in Cuernavaca.

Fuego en el Ring premieres it’s radio show this Sunday at 3pm on 1370 AM in Guadalajara. There’s a stream of that station here.

Lucha Libre in Japan

12/05 NJPW: Rob Conway [O] & Jax Dane b Tetsuya Naito & La Sombra [X] [WTL]
Naito & Sombra fall to 4-3. After tie breakers, that means they’re the usual CMLL position of fifth. Sombra is in the semifinal atomicos on Sunday before returning to Mexico. Sombra’s atomicos match from the day before is here.

AAA on Televisa: 2014-10-04

flipping spinning DDT

recap

taped 2014-09-14 @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo
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12/06-07 lucha times

box.

== AAA ==

DF part 1. The preview

== Lucha Underground ==

The Top of the Ladder

Prince Puma, Johnny Mundo and Big Ryck fight each other; the first Luchador to climb the ladder will claim Cueto’s prize.

IMPORTANT NOTE: my order of episodes was wrong. The show I had listed for this week – with some 10 person matches – is NOT the on airing this week. This is one of the two shows where I don’t have a match listing, so your guess is as good as mine. I suspect we’ll find out at least one more match when the teasers come out.

(That 10 man should now be the one following this, and might be the last before the holiday break.)

== CMLL ==

FOX2: Terrible, Thunder, UG vs Atlantis, La Mascara and Volador. This was top 3 matches based on the video preview.

Azteca: a mostly forgetable show where Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Kamaitachi, Okumura and Virus have a match that’s not as interesting as it reads.

52MX: Marco, Maximo, Valiente vs Felino, Negro Casas, Ultimo, with the hair match feuds making it to GDL. Sagrado faces Gallo and the Panthers face Misterioso/Puma/Tiger.

Claro: Volador vs Mephisto.

C3: Dragon Lee chases down Virus and a Cavernario, Hechicero, Negro Casas vs Delta, Guerrero Maya and Mascara Dorada main event.

TVC Deportes (Puebla): got pulled off the schedule on Wednesday, and may have aired Thursday morning but I couldn’t get a feed working. Will try to get one on Monday but who knows.

Terra Sunday: Marco vs Terrible. There’s a chance one of them will be bald! (Neither will be bald.)

== Other ==

Noches de Coliseo: reruns

IWRG (LAS/AYM): back airing, completely randomlly. Maybe the trainee show.

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great match roundup, week of 2014-10-04

Good/Great/Excellent matches
AAA on Televisa: 2014-10-04
taped 2014-09-14 @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo
Dinastía, Jennifer Blake, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie: [GOOD]

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-10-04
taped 2014-09-23 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Gallo, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Maléfico, Okumura, Virus: [GOOD]

Shows Watched But Nothing Worthwhile
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-10-04
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-10-04 – stupid dumb tournament again

Matches To Watch Later
CMLL on Terra: 2014-10-05
taped 2014-10-05 @ Arena Coliseo
Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Bam Bam, Stukita, Pierrothito, Pequeño Universo 2000, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito, Pequeño Nitro, Fantasy, Aéreo, Acero, Angelito in a Number One Contenders Match for the CMLL World Pequeño Estrellas Championship – I can’t remember if I watched this.

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Cerbero beat IWRG, Guadalajara, Sabado Popular

CMLL (TUE) 12/02/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Martes de Glamour]
1) Robin & Stigma b Jocker & Sádico
Sadico replaced Evola.
2) Astral, Meteoro, Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Kráneo, Morphosis, Olímpico b Stuka Jr., Super Porky, Tritón
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Rey Cometa b Sagrado [lightning]
5) Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Máximo, Volador Jr.
UG snuck in a foul on Volador.

That main event sets up the Volador/UG match for next week.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG FILL (WED) 12/03/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Magic Dragon & Vardeus b Skanda & Voltar
2) Guerrero 2000, Psique, Sexy Girl b Aguila Oriental, Chicanito, Dragón Blanco
3) Adrenalina, Aramis, Black Drago b Magnum 44, Último Caballero, Vampiro Metálico II
4) Merceneario De La Muerte, Payaso De Plata, Payaso Extremo b Black Niko, Galaxy, Marduck
5) Anubis Black, Extraño, Hip Hop Man b Black Angel, Blue Monsther, Fly Boricua
Hip Hop Man has declared himself to be the Messi of lucha libre.
6) Balack, Danger King, Energía, Impacto, Moto Cross, Principe Negro, Rayo Star, Skull Metal b Araña de Plata Jr., Dragón Celestial, Electro Boy, Metaleon, Power Bull, Shadow Boy, Sky Ángel [Copa Higher Power]
FILL vs Sexy Gym (Dr. Cerbero) trainees rematch. Shadow Boy and Metaleon replaced Atomik Star & Saruman. Energía replaced Arkanos. Danger King snuck in a foul on Metaleon and Arkanos got the pn for the win.

IWRG recap says it was a “clear foul”, but perhaps I’m not sure I trust IWRG reporting on IWRG losses.

CMLL Informa had segments on Infierno en el Ring (where Shocker walked off halfway thru), the Sabado Coliseo concept and Estrellita’s injury. Estrellita talked about her injury in the first segment. They showed clips of it (during the segment and in the end of the show highlight reel) – it turned into build for an Estrellita/Dalys feud. Estrellita’s said to be out a month, so that wouldn’t start until 2015.

TerceraCaida returned last night with three weeks of highlights in one hour. Jose Manuel talks about their absence (which had a bit to do with other programming commitments.)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

DJ Spectro writes about Aristoteles II losing his mask.

CMLL has a preview of 10 possible Infierno en el Ring finals.

At a press conference for an upcoming Leyendas Inmortales show, Mascara Ano 2000 says the two things which he wants to still accomplish is to take Canek’s mask and Heavy Metal’s hair. They pushed the Metal/Mascara match a bit.

El Patron Alberto was given a lifetime achievement medal in San Luis Potsoi. He hasn’t even won the AAA title yet!

Lucha Memes added another match to their 12/21 show: Guardianes de las Galaxia (Psyco Kid, Benji Maverck, Astro de Oro, Kastigador) vs the IWRG Tortugas Ninjas, with the winner getting a holiday dance from edecan Ysabella. I hope her dance isn’t from the Nutcracker.

Yo Influyo has a piece about Arena Mexico as one of the historical Mexico City buildings. The article says Lutteroth got the property cheap. The previous owner was planning to run a boxing show in the (old) Arena Mexico, but the building was destroyed by a huge rain storm on the day it was opened, and the devastated owners sold it to him for little.

Flamita’s match from Wednesday is up on DailyMotion.

Voices of Wrestling has a recap of the 11/16 CMLL Terra show (Titan/Polvora) show.

Lineup

CMLL (SAT) 12/20/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Flyer vs Artillero
2) Soberano Jr. vs Disturbio
3) Hombre Bala Jr. vs Okumura
4) Fuego vs Boby Zavala
5) Rey Cometa vs Sagrado
6) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hechicero & Hombre sin Nombre
7) Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Ephesto, Mephisto

Just one week ago, Panico explained this card as one where you’d see mostly trainees in the undercard and reguar CMLL wrestlers in the top matches. That’s not what this card looks like at all. Cometa vs Sagrado being treated as a semimain on a ‘full strength’ Guadalajara show and then being third from the top here is particularly odd. Perhaps the bigger names are to establish the show, but it seems more like there was a change in thought.

Maybe this changed from focusing on new wrestlers to focusing on a new format? A bunch of one fall singles match, a tag match and a name main event is a lot more like the 1960s lineups I’ve been looking at then the 2010 ones.

There’s no mention of TV or anything like that. These matches should still be good, but that possibility was more interesting when we’d get to see new people.

Lucha Underground 1×6 (2014-12-03): “The Key”

happy Pentagón Jr. two year anniversary!

the matches

– Pimpinela Escarlata b Son Of Havoc (4:49, beso de la muerte)
– Mil Muertes b Famous B (1:09, flatliner)
– King Cuerno b Drago (4:24, “the thrill of the hunt” fireman’s carry sit down powerbomb)
– Fénix & Sexy Star [O] vs Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Pentagón Jr. [X] (9:16, Fenix top rope double knee drop)

the developments

Big Ryck signed a contract to work full time. He requested to be paid in cash. That always seems like a good idea with a fledling promotion. Later, Cueto was grabbed by Mundo (in the bathroom), who demanded revenge. Cueto didn’t want to offer that, but did offer 100K if Mundo would not kill him. Mundo agreed, but took Cueto’s Key as collateral. Mundo later came to the ring and demanded the money right then and there. Ryck told Mundo to get out of the ring. Mundo dove onto Ryck and took him out. Mundo came to the ring to continue his demands, but was again interrupted – this time by Konnan, who said all friendship/alliances were off after Mundo clocked Puma with a chair last week. Ryck recovered to attack Mundo from behind in the meantime. Puma arrived and fought off Ryck, only to start brawling with Mundo too. Referees and security tried to keep them out, while Ryck and his men watched from the outside. Cueto finally put an end to it by bringing out a briefcase with 100K and declaring it’d be on a line in a ladder match next week, with Puma, Mundo and Ryck.

Super Mundo tope

Son of Havoc, who signed a 7 year contract that prevents him from going to Nashville, complained about facing too many weird people. His open challenge was met by the debuting Pimpinela. Pimpi hurt a shoulder on an accidental fall to the floor; they tried to work it as story, but it was clearly limiting. Mascarita Sagrada ran interference and Pimpi kissed Havoc to set up the pin. (The kiss was shot from as far away as possible and even then seemed edited.)

Mil Muertes won a quick squash.

Drago got a video package (he’s got his nunchucks! a little girl did a dramatic reading!) before his match, but Cuerno beat him to even up their feud. Cuerno told Drago “THE HUNT – HAS JUST – BEGUN”. The mystery woman appeared during the match, looked annoyed, and left.

Pentagon’s motivations remain unclear; announcers emphasized that Pentagon was not necessarily with Chavo. (Pentagon’s win-loss record is very clear.) Sexy Star still wants to face Chavo.

thoughts

get really close to the screen and you can almost see it

Pimpinela’s debut was OK. They did good work to make the shoulder injury the story but it obviously limited the match. The kiss being cut away from is surprsing and weird when I’m used to seeing it twice a week with Maximo (on US TVs.) I wonder if it’ll air the same way on Unimas. It was nothing but awkward here.

Mil Muertes squash was a squash. That and the main event were two segments where it felt like they were running in place, waiting for other things to line up to move on. They got much more of a match of the main event. Chavo slowed it way down early, but it paid off with them speeding up at the end. Pentagon is awesome and it’s fairly obvious.

Drago/Cuerno and the three way stuff inched stuff along with those storylines. The ladder match feels like a big deal and either turning point or the straight ending for a story that’s been going on since episode 1, and it’ll also be a crazy match with 3 (but really 5) people around. Drago & Cuerno were established as long term rivals instead of just guys passing each other by. Cuerno, out of anyone of the show, seems to be trying to re-invent his style. The deliberate attacks of King Cuerno are unlike what I’m used to with Fantasma but it was better this time out than the first.

Next week: matches where I don’t know the results! matches where I don’t know the matches! I’m scared.

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