great match roundup, week of 2016-11-26

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Negro Casas

This week’s recaps

I didn’t write a recap of the Crash but I watched enough of it live to throw those ratings in as well.

Didn’t like a whole much this week. The one match that didn’t make the Great list but might still be worth watching was the Hitokiri vs Pentagon Dark match from Lucha Underground. Everyone else seems to have heavily disliked the concept or totally loved the match, there’s not a lot in the middle. I feel like recommending that match anyone who might be interested, but I can’t imagine there’s anyone who might be interested enough in that match to have missed it so far; it feels like one you’ve either decided wasn’t for you or watched ASAP. (Or maybe you couldn’t find a link to it, so there you go.)

This is getting lighter (though writing about 9h30m of TV a week is “lighter”.) The plan at the moment is to continue to wait a day or so to watch the Monday/Tuesday shows with a fast forward button and use that time to work thru the watch later pile and other projects. If I’m doing it right, I’ll still get to this post on Mondays.

Recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Ángel de Oro vs Negro Casas in a lightning match Ángel de Oro vs Negro Casas in a lightning match (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-02 2016-12-02

Other Matches

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great match roundup, week of 2016-11-19

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Dragon Lee

Noted army men Polvora, Killshot & Dante Fox all had pretty good matches. Dragon Lee is sort of his own one many army.

rating matches TV Show taped
great Dragón Lee © vs Pólvora for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 21 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-11-21 2016-11-21
great Dante Fox vs Killshot Lucha Underground: 2016-11-23 2016-04-10

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great match roundup, week of 2016-11-12

superkick crash to break
superkick crash to break

Lucha Underground had the most disliked match that everyone agreed was also pretty good. Wrestling is weird! (Also, they never put up clips of it; that’s title win you probably wanted out there.)

Recommended Matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Johnny Mundo vs Matanza ©, Pentagón Dark, Son of Havoc, Jeremiah Crane, PJ Black, Mariposa, Rey Mysterio Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Marty Martinez, Jack Evans, Sexy Star, Ricky Mandell, Máscarita Sagrada, Famous B, the Mack, Joey Ryan, Mil Muertes, Kobra Moon, Drago [Aztec Warfare] and [LU CHAMP] Lucha Underground: 2016-11-16 2016-04-09
great Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-11-18 2016-11-18

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great match roundup, week of 2016-11-05

Prince Puma
Prince Puma

this week’s shows

No Elite this week. Hooray for Lucha Underground (though there’s a decent amount of good stuff after the cut.) We’re done with October, so I’ve updated the MOTYC list. I’m surprised how much stuff I’ve liked considering how dry the last month was: no Excellent in October, about 5 Greats.

Recommended Matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Máscarita Sagrada vs Famous B Lucha Underground: 2016-11-09 2016-03-27
great Mil Muertes vs Prince Puma [grave consequences] Lucha Underground: 2016-11-09 2016-03-27

everything else

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great match roundup, week of 2016-10-29

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Rey Bucanero doing crazy thing

stuff I watched

That’s a lot of shows! I am good on people wearing scary makeup for at least 12 months. Sadly, it was a lot of shows with a bunch of good stuff but not much great stuff. Star Battle was the most watchable show of the week, even if there’s not a match that made the cut.

Recommended Matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Rey Bucanero © vs Hechicero for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DIA DE MUERTOS EN LA ARENA MEXICO 1º DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-11-01 2016-11-01

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great match roundup, week of 2016-10-22

a Diamante highlight
a Diamante highlight!

this week’s shows

Hit my goal of reaching two of these in a week. If I kept up my pace, I’d be caught up around December 2nd. There’s no chance that happens. I think I was lower than most on Valiente/Volador, but I do definitely still like the Elite match better.

recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Emperador Azteca, Hijo de LA Park, Zumbi vs Diamante, Imposible, Karonte Jr. Hijo de Dos Caras, HijoDrWagnerJr y Karonte Junior vs Zumbi, Golden Magic y Bandido (posted by R de Rudo) Hijo L.A.PARK, ZUMBI, EMPERADOR AZTECA vs KARONTE, DIAMANTE, IMPOSIBLE 22/Oct/2016 (posted by Liga Elite) Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-10-22 2016-10-21

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great match roundup, week of 2016-10-15

Mil has had enough
always nice to show off the slow motion GIF ability

Hooray for Lucha Underground. Can I get thru another week this week and make some progress?

recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Fénix vs Drago, Aerostar Lucha Underground: 2016-10-19 2016-03-26
great Prince Puma vs Mil Muertes Lucha Underground: 2016-10-19 2016-03-26

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great match roundup, week of 2016-10-08

this is impossible
this is impossible

this week of shows

This was the week Retro started, but it’s unlikely I can catch up if I started to watch it, and they’re also the matches I’m skipping over on other shows. It doesn’t make sense to pick it up right now.

There’s a lot of good matches this week, but not a lot of good ones. The GIF wasn’t hard to figure out.

Recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Dragón Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-10-14 2016-10-14

Other matches watched

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great match roundup, week of 2016-10-01

Still three weeks behind! Catching up is really not working. I didn’t figure on watching baseball so much, I think. Next week should finish quicker. I already finished AAA’s show for next week and did LU & Claro relatively on time. I have this urge to add CMLL Retro to the rotation and yet not CMLL Guadalajara, and I can’t explain why, and I probably need help.

I’m never going to watch all the indie stuff I want; I’m no longer putting FILL ciberneticos on the list (and may skip the ones I have) unless someone tells me I must watch one, because I can’t watch those without trying to figure out who everyone is, and it turns into a giant sink. The matches can be be fun, and are really useful for discovering unheralded people, but I can watch two or three in the same time. And I don’t have nearly enough watching video time. I haven’t even watched Trauma/Canis Lupus yet, why are you reading my weak lucha takes. It’s November on Tuesday and the fear of never watching everything I want to from this year is strong. At least I’m watching some good stuff.

Recommended matches for the week

rating matches TV Show taped
great Prince Puma vs Matanza © [LU CHAMP] Lucha Underground: 2016-10-05 2016-03-20
great Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Okumura, Puma, Tiger CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-10-07 2016-10-07
great Volador Jr. © vs Cavernario for the NWA World Welterweight Championship CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-10-07 2016-10-07

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