AAA on Televisa: 2016-08-13 

when in doubt, just put the GIF where Aerostar goes into the fourth row at the top
when in doubt, just put the GIF where Aerostar goes into the second row at the top

Recapped: 08/13/2016

What happened: Averno knocked out Mary Apache, Faby Apache broke a bottle over Averno’s head. El Apache made himself referee for that match. Pagano and Psycho Clown talked a lot.

(Looking back it, it’s amazing how much time AAA spent on the Apaches vs Chessman/Averno for it to open TripleMania.)

What was good: The main event was really good. The other matches were backdrops to the Averno & Chessman versus Apaches feud, which I’m starting to get concerned will just be lots of gimmickery.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel and my channel. As with most Toluca tapings, Entre Segunda & Tercera has handheld highlights as well.

Previously: Cage beat Wagner. Angelico & Jack won the tag titles back. Averno accepted the Apaches match. There was also a tag match. (more…)

CMLL Puebla: 2016-08-22

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minis dive train

Recapped: 08/22/2016

What happened: Mistico beat Cavernario in the main event. Demus beat Astral to set up a title match next week. Ripper cheated to beat Mephisto, setting up a rematch next week.

What was good: Mistico/Cavernario, the semimain and the minis match were all good

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. (more…)

CMLL Viernes Mexico: 2016-08-19

Star Jr. tornillo
Star Jr. tornillo

Recapped: 08/19/2016

What happened: Rey Bucanero outsmarted Super Crazy, and La Mascara did the same to Dragon Lee (though he cheated.)

What was good: The first three matches were good. I think the opener might have been the best match on the show, a rarity in CMLL.

The two matches building up the Anniversary matches were the weakest on the show, but they were also clearly intended more to position people for that match than to be good matches tonight.

Where can I watch it:  It should be on CMLL’s YouTube channel, though they were having some technical issues.

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CMLL Martes Mexico: 2016-08-16 

tecnicos clean house
tecnicos clean house

Recapped: 08/16/2016

What happened: Not much. Ultimo Guerrero got away with a foul on Volador in the main event.

What was good: That same main event, and the third trios match. The second match and the lightning match had some moments.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. (more…)

CMLL Puebla: 2016-08-15

Fuego may have scared Raijin forever
Fuego may have scared Raijin forever

Recapped: 08/16/2016

What happened: Ares was unmasked. Ultimo Guerrero kept the middleweight championship. The minis went to a draw.

What was good: The minis match and the tercera were the ones I liked the best.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel. (more…)

CMLL Mexico Viernes: 2016-08-12

no one's safe
no one’s safe

Recapped: 08/12/2016

What happened: Super Crazy, acting more rudo, fouled Rey Bucanero to end their lightning match. Dragon Lee beat La Mascara cleanly. Virus cheated to beat Soberano.

What was good: Everything! The third match might have been the best match of the night, but everything was good. Main event had best action per minute, just didn’t last long.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. (more…)

AAA on Televisa: 2016-08-06 

Parka makes a fan happy
Parka makes a fan happy

Recapped: 08/07/2016

What happened: Angelico & Jack Evans are once again the tag team champions, with a little help from Mary Apache. That was enough to make the Averno/Chessman vs Las Apaches match official. Cage beat Wagner again.

Also, this show went 61m04s and had 20m50s of bell to bell action.

This was a one episode taping. The first two matches were instead posted exclusively on AAA’s YouTube channel.

What was good: The three way tag title match was the best match on the taping, and I liked the Aerostar/Suicide vs Daga/Fly match, despite it’s flaws. The rest, including the dark matches, are skippable.

Where can I watch it: It’s all on AAA’s channel and will be on mine later.

Previously: Johnny Mundo beat Pentagon Jr. – without help from Chavo this time. Pagano beat Psycho Clown, and then they threw some not great punches at a ptres conference. Chessman and Averno mocked the Apches, then lost because of them. (more…)

CMLL Mexico: 2016-08-09

I guess this counts as a powerslam
I guess this counts as a powerslam

Recapped: 08/09/2016

What happened: Nada. There was nothing built for next week.

What was good: The third match was good, and the lightning match and the semimain was watchable. I was an easy grader today.

Where can I watch it: CMLL has it up here. (more…)

CMLL Puebla: 2016-08-08

Atlantis gets landed on, Dorada flies
Atlantis gets landed on, Dorada flies

Recapped: 08/08/2016

What happened: Shocker beat UG, and challenged him to a title match next week. Black Tiger wants a mask match with Ares. The semimain set up a rematch as well.

What was good: The semimain was the best match on the show. I didn’t mind the main event as much as I’d thought and the opener was actually good.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. (more…)