great match roundup, week of 2017-02-04

triple tope

There was a lot of below average this week and not much good. Maybe a little bit better next week.

rating matches TV Show taped
good Drone, Esfinge, Soberano Jr. vs Okumura, Puma, Tiger LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6 DE FEBRERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-02-06 2017-02-06
good Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther vs Cancerbero, Sagrado, Virus LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE FEBRERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-02-07 2017-02-07
good Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE FEBRERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-02-07 2017-02-07
good Puma & Rey Cometa vs Cavernario & Volador Jr. in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and [8f] CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-02-10 2017-02-10
good Cavernario & Volador Jr. vs Carístico & Mephisto in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and in a tournament semifinal match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-02-10 2017-02-10

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great match roundup, week of 2017-01-28

gatos voladors

It’s a short week, thankfully. I may actually catch up next week, or just keep fooling around with year end stuff. Not a lot of standout stuff this week, though some of the CMLL stuff (Panthers/Casas, Cavernario/Titan) was higher regarded by others.

Good or better matches

rating matches TV Show taped
good Meyer, París, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Ares, El Malayo, Sombra Diabólika LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 30 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-30 2017-01-30
good Tritón vs Raziel in a lightning match LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 31 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-31 2017-01-31
good Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 31 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-31 2017-01-31
good Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Bobby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Bobby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-02-03 2017-02-03
good Titán vs Cavernario in a lightning match Titán vs Cavernario in a lightning match (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-02-03 2017-02-03

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great match roundup, week of 2017-01-21

The last two weeks of FansticaMania meant I liked a lot. Still searching for the first Excellent match but a lot of Good matches all around. Even in AAA! I think this the fewest percentage of matches below the cut line since I’ve started to do this.

Down to four shows a week, which means I’m going to try and make doing a bonus recap/catchup as part of the rotation, but we’ll see. Just catching up on recaps this point was a pain.

Good or better matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Atlantis vs Rush NJPW World: 2017-01-21 2017-01-21
great Máximo Sexy © vs Hechicero for the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship NJPW World: 2017-01-21 2017-01-21
great Mistico vs Euforia NJPW World: 2017-01-22 2017-01-22
great Volador Jr. vs Último Guerrero NJPW World: 2017-01-22 2017-01-22
great Mephisto © vs Carístico for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship Mephisto © vs Carístico for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-27 2017-01-27
good Big Mami, Dinastía, Máscara de Bronce vs Lady Shani, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown Big Mami, Dinastía, Máscara de Bronce vs Lady Shani, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown (posted by thecubsfan) Lucha inicial de Chilpancingo Parte 2 - Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide - Enero 2017 (posted by luchalibreaaatv) AAA on Televisa: 2017-01-21 2016-12-17
good Angélico, Australian Suicide, Garza Jr. vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra, Súper Fly Angélico, Australian Suicide, Garza Jr. vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra, Súper Fly (posted by thecubsfan) Lucha semifinal desde Chilpancingo Parte 2 - Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide - Enero 2017 (posted by luchalibreaaatv) AAA on Televisa: 2017-01-21 2016-12-17
good Stuka Jr. vs Okumura NJPW World: 2017-01-21 2017-01-21
good Kushida, Ryusuke Taguchi, Soberano Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Okada, Will Ospreay NJPW World: 2017-01-21 2017-01-21
good David Finlay, Dragón Lee, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Titán vs Bushi, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi, Naito, Sanada NJPW World: 2017-01-21 2017-01-21
good Mistico & Volador Jr. vs Euforia & Último Guerrero NJPW World: 2017-01-21 2017-01-21
good Jushin Liger, Stuka Jr., Tiger Mask vs Hechicero, Okumura, Raziel NJPW World: 2017-01-22 2017-01-22
good Dragón Lee & Titán vs Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi NJPW World: 2017-01-22 2017-01-22
good Juice Robinson, Máximo Sexy, Ryusuke Taguchi vs Ephesto, Okada, Will Ospreay NJPW World: 2017-01-22 2017-01-22
good Atlantis, David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kushida vs EVIL, Naito, Rush, Sanada NJPW World: 2017-01-22 2017-01-22
good Pegasso, Stigma, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, VirusLUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 24 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-24 2017-01-24
good Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Ripper, Sam Adonis, Vangellys LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 24 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-24 2017-01-24
good Shockercito & Stukita vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio Shockercito & Stukita vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-27 2017-01-27
good La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-27 2017-01-27
good Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Forastero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs El Cuatrero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-27 2017-01-27
good Dragón Lee, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero Dragón Lee, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-27 2017-01-27

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great match roundup, week of 2017-01-14

javelin tope

Slightly bigger than usual. I missed not having LU but it was likely helpful to not have a seventh show for this particular week

FantasticaMania is split in half because my weird record keeping. When I started doing this, all the new shows were pretty much on Saturday. It’s just AAA most weeks now. I think I’m the high rating on Dragon Lee/Barbaro Cavernario and I’m never the high rating on anything so that must be wrong.

Good and above matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Dragón Lee © vs Bárbaro Cavernario for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship NJPW World: 2017-01-20 2017-01-20
good Carístico vs Negro Casas LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 16 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-16 2017-01-16
good Rey Cometa vs Puma in a lightning match LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 17 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-17 2017-01-17
good Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Vangellys LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 17 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-17 2017-01-17
good Dragón Lee & Titán vs Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi CMLL on SamuraiTV: 2017-01-19 2017-01-13
good Kushida, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Último Guerrero CMLL on SamuraiTV: 2017-01-19 2017-01-13
good Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol, Rey Cometa vs Bobby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol, Rey Cometa vs Bobby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-20 2017-01-20
good Juice Robinson, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Okada, Último Guerrero NJPW World: 2017-01-20 2017-01-20
good Titán vs Hiromu Takahashi NJPW World: 2017-01-20 2017-01-20

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great match roundup, week of 2017-01-07

triple dive

Recap

A slow week where I still didn’t accomplish anything much and neither did anyone on a lucha libre show. It’s been so long since we’ve had AAA that I forgot it’s the first one for next week.

rating matches TV Show taped
good Dragón Lee, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Niebla Roja LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-10 2017-01-10
good Matanza Cueto vs Dragón Azteca Jr. [death] Matanza vs El Dragon Azteca Jr Lucha Underground Mid-Season Finale (posted by El Rey Network) Lucha Underground: 2017-01-11 2016-05-07
good Blue Panther, Johnny Idol, The Panther vs Kráneo, Ripper, Sam Adonis Blue Panther, Johnny Idol, The Panther vs Kráneo, Ripper, Sam Adonis (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-13 2017-01-13
good Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Bobby Z in a lightning matchGuerrero Maya Jr. vs Bobby Z in a lightning match (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-13 2017-01-13
ok Astro, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito vs Espíritu Maligno, Mini Joker, Pequeño Violencia LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-09 2017-01-09
ok Blue Panther Jr., The Panther, Titán vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-09 2017-01-09
ok Johnny Idol, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-09 2017-01-09
ok Atlantis, Carístico, Diamante Azul vs Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-09 2017-01-09
ok Fantasy & Stukita vs Mercurio & Pequeño OlímpicoLUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-10 2017-01-10
ok Oro Jr., Príncipe Diamante, Robin vs Cancerbero, Disturbio, Grako LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-10 2017-01-10
ok Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, Stigma vs Forastero, Okumura, Virus LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-10 2017-01-10
ok Máximo Sexy vs Negro Casas LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-10 2017-01-10
ok Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-10 2017-01-10
ok Texano vs Joey Ryan Lucha Underground: 2017-01-11 2016-04-23
ok La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta vs Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Silueta vs Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-13 2017-01-13
ok Ángel de Oro, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs El Cuatrero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón Ángel de Oro, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs El Cuatrero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-13 2017-01-13
ok Carístico, Diamante Azul, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Terrible Carístico, Diamante Azul, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Terrible (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-13 2017-01-13
below average Centella Roja, Meyer, Millenium vs Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Espacial, King Jaguar LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-09 2017-01-09
below average Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito  (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-13 2017-01-13
not rated Cage vs Veneno (Lu) Lucha Underground: 2017-01-11 2016-04-23

great match roundup, week of 2016-12-31

The Mack

Recaps

I liked a lot of stuff. I didn’t really love anything. I am a loveless person. Only five recaps, and next week is only four. I have so much extra time that I’m usind to catch up on other lucha things basically waste.

Recommended

rating matches TV Show taped
good Atlantis, Carístico, Máximo Sexy vs Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 2 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-02 2017-01-02
good Volador Jr. © vs La Máscara for the NWA World Welterweight Championship LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 2 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-02 2017-01-02
good Tritón vs Sagrado in a lightning match LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 3 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-03 2017-01-03
good Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Ripper LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 3 DE ENERO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-01-03 2017-01-03
good Johnny Mundo vs the Mack Lucha Underground: 2017-01-04 2016-04-23
good Rey Cometa vs Cavernario Rey Cometa vs Cavernario (CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-06) (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-06 2017-01-06
good Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Negro Casas, Puma, Tiger (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-06 2017-01-06
good Volador Jr. vs Mephisto Volador Jr. vs Mephisto (CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-06) (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-06 2017-01-06
good Valiente vs Último Guerrero Valiente vs Último Guerrero (CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-06) (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-06 2017-01-06
good Atlantis, Carístico, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja Atlantis, Carístico, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-01-06 2017-01-06

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great match roundup, week of 2016-12-24

Texano and Cage

That’s about it for 2016 TV. Maybe I’ll throw in the AAA in Chilpancingo TV. Lucha Underground will keep going by air date. I may sneak in some Retro as part of the catchup, and there’s plenty left with that. I’ve got some of those catch ups waiting to go up and will update the MOTYC stuff after.

Texano versus Cage was fun. It was a slow week to close it.

rating matches TV Show taped
great Cage vs Texano Lucha Underground: 2016-12-28 2016-04-24
good Dalys © vs Marcela for the CMLL World Women’s Championship LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 26 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2016-12-26 2016-12-26
good Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Zeuxis LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 27 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2016-12-27 2016-12-27
good Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol, Rey Cometa vs Bobby Z, Sam Adonis, Vangellys LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 27 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2016-12-27 2016-12-27
good Rey Cometa vs Sagrado in a lightning match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-30 2016-12-30
good Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas vs Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-30 2016-12-30
ok Astral & Shockercito vs Pequeño Olímpico & PierrothitoLUCHA LIBRE INFIERNO EN EL RING FUNCION DE NAVIDAD (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2016-12-25 2016-12-25

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great match roundup, week of 2016-12-17

Titan leaps into trouble

do you like recaps of mediocre CMLL shows? I have the content for you.

This is late and slight. I used all the extra time to do nothing in particular. Infierno en el Ring counts as next week. AAA was Star Battle, already recapped once but the grades will turn up again.

rating matches TV Show taped
good Angélico & Hijo del Fantasma vs Ikuto Hidaka & Masato Tanaka Angélico & Hijo del Fantasma vs Ikuto Hidaka & Masato Tanaka (posted by thecubsfan) Star Battle Japan en AAA Worldwide - Diciembre 2016 (posted by Lucha Libre AAA) AAA on Televisa: 2016-12-17 2016-10-26
good Drago vs Aerostar, Taiji Ishimori Drago vs Aerostar vs Taiji Ishimori (posted by thecubsfan) Star Battle Japan en AAA Worldwide - Diciembre 2016 (posted by Lucha Libre AAA) AAA on Televisa: 2016-12-17 2016-10-26
good Psycho Clown vs Pagano Psycho Clown vs Pagano (posted by thecubsfan) Star Battle Japan en AAA Worldwide - Diciembre 2016 (posted by Lucha Libre AAA) AAA on Televisa: 2016-12-17 2016-10-26
good Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther vs Hechicero, Puma, Tiger LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 19 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2016-12-19 2016-12-19
good Ángel de Oro, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 20 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2016-12-20 2016-12-20
good Guerrero Maya Jr., Soberano Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Luciferno, Pólvora Guerrero Maya Jr., Soberano Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Luciferno, Pólvora (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-23 2016-12-23
good Carístico vs Último Guerrero Carístico vs Último Guerrero from CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-23 (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-23 2016-12-23

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great match roundup, week of 2016-12-10

somehow how not the deadliest looking spot on this show, or even in this match

Last week with five shows for a while. This week, I remember I’ve been meaning to put the good stuff above the cut line, since there’s no great stuff. The Battle of the Bulls matches were the best of the week even if I didn’t have them high enough. It’s possible (likely!) December just makes me miserable. I can’t imagine watching the Ultimo Guerrero/Valiente match from CMLL Retro and I believe you all would be disappointed in me if I did watch it.

actual good matches

rating matches TV Show taped
good Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 13 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-12-13 2016-12-13
good Jeremiah Crane vs Killshot, Dante Fox, Mariposa [Battle of the Bulls] and in a tournament semifinal match Lucha Underground: 2016-12-14 2016-04-10
good PJ Black vs Jack Evans, Son of Havoc, Angélico [Battle of the Bulls] and in a tournament semifinal match Angelico vs Jack Evans vs PJ Black vs Son Of Havoc Battle Of The Bulls 12/14/16 (posted by El Rey Network) Lucha Underground: 2016-12-14 2016-04-10
good Flyer, Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Okumura, Sagrado CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-16 2016-12-16
good Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-12-16 2016-12-16

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great match roundup, week of 2016-12-03

the handspring to knock someone down is always good

this list has gotten shorter

I got nothing to talk about. Let’s talking about something else. This LU show completed the April 9th taping. All of this stuff is buried in the database after it airs, but I want to bring it out here. (Instead of match numbers, those are the episode numbers of when it aired.)

LU (SAT) 04/09/2016 Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
14) the Mack b Marty Martinez, Dragón Azteca Jr., Mil Muertes [Battle of the Bulls, semifinal]
The Mack advanced after Matanza attacked Dragon Azteca
14) Sexy Star b PJ Black
Jack Evans cost PJ the match
14) Cage b Texano Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Joey Ryan
Cage beat Texano
DM) Kevin Kross b Kevin Martenson
dark match. Ref stoppage
04) Dragón Azteca Jr. b Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Rey Mysterio was referee. He attacked Chavo to help Dragon win.
DM) Aerostar, Drago, Fénix © b London Ninja I, London Ninja II, Paul London [LU TRIOS]
Paul London debuted with Ninjas (perhaps future Mala Suerte & Saltador?) but lost. Kobra Moon watched the match and cut a promo on Drago after the match. This scenario was repeated (but with different gimmicks for London’s friends) two weeks later, probably replacing this match.
11) Sexy Star b Johnny Mundo, Matanza ©, Pentagón Dark, Son of Havoc, Jeremiah Crane, PJ Black, Mariposa, Rey Mysterio Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Marty Martinez, Jack Evans, Ricky Mandell, Máscarita Sagrada, Famous B, the Mack, Joey Ryan, Mil Muertes, Kobra Moon, Drago [Aztec Warfare, LU CHAMP]
Sexy Star beat Mil to win the title.

That’s a full episodes in the main event, a full episode in the opening matches, part of an episode from months earlier, a match for a fourth different episode which ended up being retaped, and a tryout match.  This is not an exception: the Sunday show is 2 2/3rds shows taped. You can definitely see why they’d felt they were going too long and burning the crowd out.

(for nerd credit: the Sexy Star/PJ Black match was the first match this season where I didn’t already have it in my notes, but the Jason mask made it easy to figure out where I had goofed up.)

anyway, the all important match rating grades, of me liking one match and disregarding the rest. I’ve made a commitment to watch the dreadful match from Retro, I may or may not live up to that commitment.

recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 6 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-12-06 2016-12-06

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