CMLL Mexico: 2016-06-21

young tecnicos win a fall
young tecnicos win a fall

Recapped: 06/21/2016

What happened: Dalys & Estrellita are now feuding. That’s it.

What was good: The second match went well and the main event was good by the usual Tuesday standard.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. Read More

CMLL Puebla: 2016-06-20 

bicycle kick!
bicycle kick!

Recapped: 06/20/16

What happened: Maximo retained his title over Shocker. Cibernetico and Rush set up a singles match next week. Sam Adonis and Johnny Idol debuted.

What was good: I liked the third match the best. The title match didn’t work for me but it was better than I would’ve guessed.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. Read More

AAA on Televisa: 2016-06-11 

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hot takes dot gif

Recapped: 06/11/2016

What happened: Nothing too important. Drago, Aerostar, and Bengala (replacing Fenix) got a trios title shot, but this was played down compared to the Apaches demanding a tag title shot and not getting it. That’s not advancing. The Trump Team cheated and beat Texano, who wants a match with them, but that’s also not advancing.

What was good: Nothing. I was disappointed by the trios match, which wasn’t much. Main event was the best match but not a recommendation.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel. Read More

Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-06-10

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Atlantis recovers quick!

Recapped: 06/11/2016

What happened: Cibernético & Atlantis picked up 3 points. Rey Escorpion’s feuding with Golden Magic, and maybe Diamante Azul & Carístico are involved.

What was good: The main event, maybe. The undercard highlights looked good.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and Aztecadeportes.com Read More

Lucha Underground 2×21: Six to Survive

twitter arguments, but in real life
twitter arguments, but in real life

Results

Pentagon won a Six To Survive match [great]

  • Johnny Mundo eliminated King Cuerno (4:19, Fin de Mundo)

  • Taya eliminated Ivelisse (8:24, northern lights suplex double stomp)

  • Pentagon Jr. eliminated Taya (13:49, package piledriver)

  • Pentagon Jr./Fenix beat Johnny Mundo (22:15, combo wheelbarrow splash)

  • Pentagon eliminated Fenix (34:51, package piledriver)

Developments

teamwork!
teamwork!

This was a one match show, with only the six people in the match and four other characters appearing on the show. There were no vignettes before or after the match, so the only developments were in the match. This was a no DQ, no countout match, with some fighting at ringside.

There really weren’t many of those either. King Cuerno was eliminated first due to the sudden and angry return of Mil Muertes, who pummeled Cuerno. (Catrina was with Mil.) Striker pointed out Muerte’s new (red) eyes, which I missed last week.

medal winning dive
medal winning dive

Taya and Ivelisse kept up their feud during the match, with Taya winning clean. (All the pinfalls were clean besides Mil appearance.) Taya helped out Johnny during the match, while Fenix refused to strike Ivelisse when they were in the ring together.

Dario & Matazna appeared at the top of the stairs after Pentagon won. (Vampiro refused comment on the win and stayed out of it.) Pentagon threatened to break both men’s bones.

Thoughts

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definitely teamwork!

This is obviously a sequel to All Night Long, another show long match with multiple falls, though they didn’t announce it this time. Both took place near the end of their season. Last season’s one was for the title, this one was for a shot at the title.

The common person between the two is Johnny Mundo. This was Mundo’s third match of the taping (with a fourth the next day), and he didn’t show it. His big dive was superb, and his work inside the ring was nearly as good. Mundo remains the MVP.

This match really didn’t pick up for me until it was down to Mundo, Pentagon and Fenix. It was disappointing King Cuerno got removed so quick – we could’ve had that Rey de Reyes qua lifer with Mundo as Flamita! – and it didn’t seem like a strong night for Ivelisse. Some of her moves didn’t look good, and Fenix refusing to fight her doesn’t help. Taya’s finishing sequence looked good, but the section with four people seemed slowed down – or maybe just dragged out to make sure they got to the time.

into the Dragon sleeper
into the Dragon sleeper

Fenix and Pentagon was awesome as always. It really start with the nice double team to beat Johnny, and it may have been weighed down a little by having to wrestle for 25 minutes before they got to it, but they both came off as huge stars having a big match once again. The crowd – which sounded quiet for the first half, not as raucous as I remember the All Night Long show – really got into the back and forth between the old rivals. Doing the submission hold battle to start was cute, and it would’ve been nice if they could’ve found a way to bring that in again more near the end. Maybe they didn’t quite have time with all the big moves they were doing. This was another strong performance for them. Their segment is worth watching even if nothing else (which will work well when they post just that part.)

I was spoiled going into this, like I am most of the time, so I knew this was going an hour and knew the winner. I think Pentagon winning probably wasn’t a surprise anyway, because he was clearly on a road to meet Matanza once again and no one else really has been positioned as an alternative for Ultima Lucha 2. The good thing is I think that’s the result most people wanted to see, and giving people what they’re craving often works better than giving them a left field surprise.

That’s one down. They’ve got the rest of the card to fill out.

if the superkick doesn't break his head, the destroyer will
if the superkick doesn’t break his head, the destroyer will

Ultima Lucha 2 Card

  • Matanza Cueto (c) versus Pentagon Jr. for the Lucha Underground championship

  • Dragon Azteca Jr. versus Black Lotus

  • (probably something with Marty & Killshot)

AAA on Televisa: 2016-06-04 

AAA in 2016
AAA in 2016

Recapped: 06/11/2016

What happened: Psycho Clown won a spot on the Lucha World Cup team (which had already started the day before this episode aired.) He then lost to Pagano in the main event. Los Perros and Nicho cost each other matches.

What was good: Nothing. If you haven’t seen Pagano and want to see what he’s about, I supposed to the main event is good for that. Otherwise, skip this show.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel Read More

CMLL Arena Mexico: 2016-06-14 

easy landing!
safe landing!

Recapped: 06/14/2016

What happened: Dragon Rojo successfully defended his title against Guerrero Maya. And that’s it.

What was good: That title match! Both the trios matches before it were close. Avoid everything else.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel. Read More

Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-06-03 

Mascara Dorada
Mascara Dorada

Recapped: 06/10/2016

What happened: Caristico & Bobby Lashley picked up 3 points in Liga Elite.

What was good: I liked Caristico/Mascara Dorada and the trios match, though maybe not as much as I thought I wuld.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel and on AztecaDeportes.com. Read More

CMLL Puebla: 2016-06-13

Espiritu was fine
Espiritu was fine

Recapped: 06/13/2016

What happened: Máximo and Shocker set up a heavyweight title match for next week. Rush & Cibernetico feuded in the main event, but that wasn’t as clear a setup for anything.

What was good: I liked the opener, but the rest was just OK stuff.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel. Matches will air on 52MX around 06/24.
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CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-06-03

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Zacarias dance party

Recapped: 06/05/2016

What happened: Cavernario and Cometa angrily agreed to a title match next week. Pierroth and La Mascara didn’t agree to anything.

What was good: I liked the third and fourth match, and the women’s trio was one of the better ones they’ve had. The main event seems like a fun match watch live, but nothing you need to go out of your way to see. This was one of their better streaming shows in a while.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel. Read More