I saw it and it was a learning experience. They showed two trios matches both of which were two out of three falls. Now, there are two referees, and it seems that the bad guys can triple team all they want. You can also "pile on" the pin covers, with two guys pinning one poor shmuck, who has no chance of kicking out.
In the first match, all six guys had masks, and four of them ended up getting horribly ripped, so you could totally see the guy's face. On both teams it was one old guy and two young guys. The bad guys jump the old guy (Canek) right away and triple team him. The refs don't care. Canek gets the powerbomb treatment, with a running sliding dropkick to the face on the way down. Pile on for the pin after sixty seconds. The good guys win the next two falls.
There was a lot of running the ropes, a lot of missed dropkicks, a lot of weak clotheslines, and a lot of slaps. Slaps to the side of the head, slaps to the back, slaps to the chest. I'd heard that the tombstone piledriver was a big deal in Mexico in a feared, outlawed way and when one guy tried to do one, the ref shoved him over and the wrestlers crashed down in a heap.
The second match was actually pretty funny. The three bad guys are introduced. Then some guy on crutches comes out. OK, why not. Then good guy number one comes out. BOOM! He gets smacked by a crutch, and the three bad guys are stomping him down in the ring. Negro Casas comes out. He eventually joins the fight. Then Good Guy number three (Son of Perro Aguayo)comes out and ... does absolutely nothing. Then they show a split-screen flashback of these guys having a tag team mishap, which I guess is an explanation for this guy refusing to help his partners. Squash city, bad guys win 2 falls to 0. There was one really funny part where one good guy was alone in the ring with a heel (Hector Garza) and Garza drops to his knees and begs for mercy. Then he crawls to the corner and covers up his butt. (?) He got a big slap across the back for that.
I'm sorry for being so long winded. My first post in awhile.
I see TLN on my TV but it says to go to the Shaw website for ordering info. So I go to shaw.ca and they don't list it as a channel I can purchase. In the TV Listings, its only listed for Star and Bell Express Vu Dishes. So then why is it listed on my TV?
Also, do any Canadian wieners have ESPN Classic Canada? I stopped getting it after they kept re-airing the same AWA shows over and over again. I know they show TNA now but I saw "PWF" listed on the website. What is that?
It's only $1.95/month to get ESPNCC so I might consider it if they're showing more wrestling then just TNA.
Insensitive Funny Comment of the Week: "You don't buy prostitutes ... They're human beings! You rent them!" Artie Lange
I watched it! It being all in German kind of threw me off a little (couldn't resist lol)
hehe, I liked your review Red... It is certainly a learning experience. It's totally not WWE, the style is so loose that if matches were done like this at The E they'd be ripped, it's actually somewhat comical as watching the E stuff that happens on CMLL I think gawd SD would be ripped more for the weak attack/no selling.
More then one occasion I saw someone get forearmed in the back just for him to move his body forward just a bit and continue his own way out of the ring and to the ramp lol. First match was actually pretty subpar. Match had length (as it seemed to go around 20 minutes) but not too much substance... Well they do sell submissions well as they tap very quickly. The powerbomb/dropkick spot was good though. What exactly are retardos? I know Rudos are heels but retardos!
Second match was much better, as the guys seemed more athletic and high flying. 3 heels come out and a guy in a crutch. A babyface walks out and gets attacked by all, the second babyface comes out and he took his sweat time to help his partner. 3rd guy took even longer. Hector Garza stands out, but looks like he ripped off HHH symbol for his Hector symbol on his tights. He stole HHH symbol but the bikini tights is right out of Dupree closet(okay enough tights talk)... I guess there was a big heel turn, but considering it's the first time seeing these guys it was lost on me. But I am sure it was very dramatic to the people there
Other stuff, they seem to have there own version of nitro girls, as these girls accompany many wrestlers to the ring and they stand there until the bell rings then leave. But one comes back once during the intro to the third fall. There were two backstage interviews that were really funny, again no clue what was going on but the acting is right up there with well most wrestling standards lol, so it's not all that different... What's with the two referee system, and what's with the ref with the swimming goggles. During one of the matches they fought to the crowd to the announcers booth, and I swear i thought an announcer was pointing a mic out to the action so we can hear the chops lol. They did a good job with their graphics showing who exactly is who.
It was good to see Mexican wrestling again, not to judge it too hard on one show but it does seem like it has the same talent as there was when it last gave 6-8 years ago in AAA (Octagon, Pentagon, Blue Panther, etc). But you have to appreciate it for different ways that I'd appreciate a WWE match... Line of the night goes to a younger family member of mine who came over & was watching it with me and said "Wow these guys don't even try to make it look real" lol
smark/net attack wienerville advisory is raised to ORANGE alert - High (Benoit lost the title to some punk kid named Orton, lets look at the positive at least it's a heel not named HHH who has the title, which allows two fresh faces battling for the World title.. whaat? excuse me? what happened on Raw! well scratch that... Over to Smackdown we wave at Justin Bradshaws title reign, I think I'm getting sea sick)- 8/22
My thoughts: As long as the title's defended at least once a month, I've got no problem with it personally. And in the interim, the champ's out cutting promos, running the occasional non-title match or tag-team match, and staying in the spotlight.