A unique show this week with an odd 8 vs 8 elimination match and one standard 2/3 falls trios match.
The elimination match seemed to be a series of singles matches and both guys would switch after a pinfall. It showed their names at the very beginning but the only ones that stuck with me were H. Perro Aguayo, Negro Casas (because they were on the show last week) and super crazy. Aguayo once again was working against Casas, even though they were on the same team. It came down to Aguayo vs some other guy and then CMLL went to a commercial and either they forgot about the rest of the match or I really missed something. A version of a sit-out pedigree was used for three different pins in this match, and there was also a cool tilt-and-whirl backbreaker into a torture rack.
Then there was Universo 2000, Ultimo Guererro (with a woman), and Rey Bucanero (with 2 women and Ultimate Warrior face paint) Vs Rayo Jalisco (?), Blue Panther, and Shocker (with a woman and a midget in a gorilla suit). The rudos win 2 falls to 1. There was a really neat submission spot in this match by Ultimo Guererro on Blue Panther and Shocker. It was Ultimo holding Blue Panther upside down in a Styles Clash like position, all while Shocker was on Ultimo's back like Victoria's widow's peak. Very cool. The midget also did a big splash off the apron onto a rudo.
I haven't seen much lucha so I'm still getting used to everything but here are my thoughts that are in incredible demand.
- They actually aired a lot of the Cibernetico (8 on 8 elimination match). Rob Bihari at the DVDVR message board said one uninterrupted segment was 17 minutes long! And they devoted more than one segment to the match! It was still eight billion quick eliminations though and I was dizzy and confused. La Magistral~~~~
- This weeks Momentos the fresh maker had an awesome double dive. You just gotta see it.
- The other match was Rayo/Shocker/Panther vs Universo/Ultimo/Bucanero. It was pretty awesome as well. Guerrero coming out to Queen rules it. GdI rules it. Midget attacks rule it. The rudos busted out an incredible double submission, guess what? It ruled it.
So yeah, all you Americans should check it out tomorrow and all you Canadians should catch the replay. It's only the second episode I've seen but something tells me it's going to be the best one for a few weeks anyway.
It was the Leyenda de Plata Cibernetico, with slightly skewed rules.
1) 16 people have a battle royale. First 8 out are on one team, the 8 remaining are on another. (This was not shown and usually it's that way.) 2) 16 people have a Cibernetico match - 8 on 8, basically. It can get a little dizzy because you've got 14 people who need to lose just over that many minutes. 3) The last 2 remaining get a seperate singles match next week to settle it; that's why it felt like no finish this week 4) The winner of that match meets last year's champion (Felino - brother of Negro Casas) to win the whole thing.
Negro vs Perro should air next week, and then the final the week after that. Those are usually one fall singles match with a wide range of quality.
FWIW, the woman don't have any storyline value; they're just, uh, interesting entrance scenery.
Ultimo and Rey (part of GdI) love the wacky cruel tag team manuevers.
Ah Chilly buddy, whatever TV Guide listings you are reading you really should stop look at it for CMLL on TLN. They repeated the show at 4:30 on Saturday just like they did last week... This week's show was much more to my liking than last weeks show.
What the heck was that little thing with Shocker, looked like an Ewok. Too bad there's no more Best Manager/Second Award as it would get my vote. Was he spending most of his time rubbing himself in the corner lol... Blue Panther seems to have put on a few pounds since I last watched him, maybe it's time for a name change to Blue Housecat.
I see the babyfaces still haven't figured out that sending one guy to the ring alone where three heels are standing waiting is not a smart move, Blue housecat entrance was funny as he wanted to run in to help, but the same time he feels the need to slap hands and remove his jacket. Then a fan grabbed his jacket as he still had it on HAHA... But all unintentional humor aside it was a very good match and it felt more of style that I can get into.
The first match was interesting, I wasn't a fan of the gimmick of the match as it seems like pinfalls happen to the most ridiculous of basic move. But there was some good fast action and there was such a long stretch of the match with no commercials which was cool... Super Crazy is Crazy 4 You, ahhh thanks. The guy in the pink mask and tights impressed me, but I can't remember his name. Thank you for the explanation of why they didn't finish the match, I was like Red wondering what happened to the final two.
I like the thing between the two matches that had names of moves said and written and then showing the highspot. That was good as it looks like they were trying to educate new viewers... One moment that I laughed was one of MANY occasions they scan the crowd during the match. Well one particular time they stayed on a girl, and this guy sitting next to her tried to be a stud and put his hand around her. Which she responded by pushing his arm off her and looking really annoyed. It's also seeing the "heel fans" in the front row and they started doing this triangle dance after the heels won the main event.
smark/net attack wienerville advisory holds at ORANGE alert - High (JBL is STILL WWE champion and now smarks arch enemy HHH is the World Champion. Major red threat, but the undercard seems okay. The alert holds... for now)- 9/19
I like the thing between the two matches that had names of moves said and written and then showing the highspot. That was good as it looks like they were trying to educate new viewers...
Actually, it's something they've done forever called Stellar Moments. They're clips of the 'best' whatever of the previous weeks action - the best dive, the best tag team move, the best win, the best rudo action. The Best Awards switch around a little bit each week, and they're more a reason for the higlights to air than any actual award.
Usually, the highlights are dominated by undercard workers who never (and the rock means never) otherwise get on TV, but they get to look really good for about 10 seconds a week.
The XFL couldn't outclass used toilet paper, let alond the AFL, which is nearly 20 years old. Jerry Lawler working color commentary? Vince promising to take us into the cheerleaders locker room at halftime (and then not following through)?