I saw the first half of yesterday’s show at my friend’s house. Lucha’s only an hour now? Remember the three hour Tuesday Night blocks?
–We open with a sub-Nitro Girls dance routine.
—Tarzan Boy (not fired this week) does a little bit to open the show. His hair is still growing in and he looks even more obnoxious with short hair.
–As God as my witness, I thought Eric Bischoff was doing commercials for Galavision. Turns out it’s just a guy named Javier Romero. The resemblence is freaky.
–TB chats with Mephisto and Averno backstage. The ex-Infernales have dumped their old ring gear and now wear generic red and black outfits (Mephisto = Red and Averno = Black). They look like Jerry Lawler’s knights or somone you’d see fighting Ranger Ross on a Clash of the Champions.
—Tarzan Boy (c) & Mephisto & Averno vs. Atlantis (c) & Volador & Super Porky
Primera Caida: Porky wears these hideous dreadlocks down to ringside. The rudos jump the tecnicos and the beatdown is on. Some okay double teams make this a bit more interesting than usual. Volador gets pinned after a TB top rope dropkick, and Porky is done after Tarzan drops the big leg, dude.
Segunda Caida: We miss the tecnico comeback because the camera is focused on the ring girl. Volador gets Averno with a sunset flip and Porky squashes Mephisto for the fall.
Tercera Caida: Lots of Volador to open things up, and he looks sharp. He hits a bee-you-tee-full Asai Moonsault, and Porky chips in with a dive of his own (once he gets the rudos attention, which takes forever). That leaves Tarzan and Atlantis in the ring, and TB gets the shockingly clean pinfall by blocking a rollup.
Afterwards he challenges Atlantis for the Tohoku title, or whatever the hell belt Atlantis has. Solid enough match with a nice clean finish, although a bit on the short side.