One 2/3 falls trios match and a one fall (!) singles match this week.
Atlantis, Negro Casas, and Hijo del Santo defeated Hector Garza, Ultimo Guerrero, and Rey Bucanero 2 falls to 1. The crowd really likes Santo. Some Lucha TV history here, as this is the first trios match that I've seen that did NOT begin as a giant brawl on the ramp. This is also the first time that I've ever seen the Technicos win the first fall. Atlantis got Garza with a tilt and whirl Torture rack for the first fall. Guerrero and Bucanero caught Santo and Casas in a neat double figure four, double armlock combo for a submission. Santo rounded things out with a running, rolling, leaping sunset flip to pin Guerrero. There was one spot in the third fall where Atlantis was all fired up, he was ENRAGED with Garza. He charges, he is ENRAGED... and then does the weakest spear I've ever seen.
Then we had Hijo del Perro Aguayo defeating Felino. Early in the match they showed a bunch of pre-teen girls blowing kisses for the camera. I think I heard the Spanish announcer say "cheesecake". Anyway, Negro Casas interferes for no real reason, which distracts the referee. Hector Garza strikes Felino, Aguayo hits a big double stomp and even I know it's over. Perro Aguayo Classic was in the crowd cheering on his son. Aguayo smashes the trophy that Hijo del Santo presents him, and the show ends with a brawl.
I must say once again, I am totally impressed by Hector Garza. Even though I never really heard him speak his body language, looks and presence come off so well. I think Rene Dupree should watch tapes of him, they remind me of each other, the handsome look, character to even the fruity purple tights. Dupree should try to copy what Garza is doing correct. Gotta love Garza hiding in the crowd and wrapping his arms on some middle age woman to stop the his beatings lol... Santo impressed me big time. I don't know much about Mexican wrestling but looking at him I thought he was a legend living off his legacy. But he seems like he can still go! Nice hurricarana from the apron to the floor. But the big move of the night was the 3rd fall finish. Santo hit a great Swanton bomb on Bucanero, roll-through and then hits a hurricarana-pin on Ultimo Guerrero. Beautiful spot to finish the 3rd fall.
HP Aguayo vs. Felino. I don't like Felino chances here. HP Aguayo had control for the majority of the match. Ripped most of Felino mask off early. Aguayo finish's Felino with a Spike Dudley-like jumping double stomp landing right on Felino shoulder(ouch)... Aguayo Sr. was at ringside and was cheering his son(well there's my answer from last week). That dude needs to smooth out his forehead. After match in ring interview. I think Santo was saying he doesn't like HP Aguayo but he won the tournament and earned this as HP Aguayo disses Santo and broke the plaque angering Santo who attacked him just to get doubled by HP Aguyayo & My hero Hector Garza. What! No accidental dad bump, little disappointed in that.
Oh yeah, the little girls who barely double digits in age (if that!) blowing kisses and wearing tiny ringside girls outfits was all kinds of wrong.
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 would throw in the Shocker/Wagner match from April, which I voted MOTY for 2002. other candidates of "not so recent" variety: Konnan vs. Cien Caras (loser must retire match) Perro vs. Caras (hair/mask match)