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Joe’s CMLL Results & Review (ending 12/23/18)

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Another busy week for CMLL is chronicled by The Chairshot’s own Joe Dinan!

Arena Puebla Monday

Sonic, Centella Roja, and El Hijo de Centella Roja vs Black Tiger, Fuerza Chicana, and Espiritu Maligno

Black Tiger and Sonic start out to begin the show off and they go back and forth for a bit. Chicana and Centella Roja are in next and they trade moves and wrestle with some interference from both teams. Hijo Centella Roja and Maligno are in next, and they move at a faster pace but very soon in both teams enter. Sonic and Roja reverse the irish whips and get submissions. Maligno power bombs Hijo onto them. Hijo Roja then gets Maligno in an arm lock and Roja submits Chicana with a arm lock. First Fall: Centella Roja submits Fuerza Chicana with an arm lock. 

Black Tiger and Sonic start the fall. Sonic hits a hurricanrana on him to the outside. Roja is in with Chicana now. Tiger comes in quickly to intercept and he goes to dive on him in ring but they mess it up. Tiger clotheslines Sonic on the ropes. Tiger hits a senton on Hijo Roja and Maligno pins him. Chicana hits a code breaker Sonic for the pin. Second Fall: Fuerza Chicana pins Sonic with a code breaker.

They start the round beating on Sonic. They move to Centella Roja but he makes a come back hitting a hurricanrana then back breaker on Tiger and Chicana. Roja and his son have Chicana and Maligno in abdominal stretches but Tiger power bombs Sonic for the win. Third Fall: Black Tiger beats Sonic with a power bomb.

Winners: Black Tiger, Fuerza Chicana, and Espiritu Maligno

King Jaguar, Tigre Rojo Jr, and Rey Samuray vs Hijo del Signo, Cancerbero, and Perverso

Match starts with a bunch of tags being made. Rojo and Cancerbero finally start out. They grapple around for a while. Jaguar postures with Perverso on the apron. Samuray and Signo are in next and engage and grapple some. Perverso and Jaguar come in and Jaguar gets back dropped. Samuray gets kicked in the thigh by Perverso. Perverso hits a spine buster on Jaguar then submits him with a cloverleaf. First Fall: Perverso submits King Jaguar with a cloverleaf.

They begin the next round brawling all over. After a load of teaming up Jaguar hits two back breakers on Perverso and goes for a submission but he’s attacked from behind by Signo. Rojo then arm bars him from behind. Jaguar drags Perverso back in and just throws him back out. Second Fall: Tigre Rojo Jr arm bars Hijo del Signo for the fall.

Samuray starts out hot in this round and then postures to the crowd. Rojo works over Signo and gets the better of him to the outside. Cancerbero comes and pushes him off the turnbuckle. Samuray comes in and knocks him out the ring and hits a middle rope flip on him. In the ring Perverso slams Jaguar and gets him in a leg and arm submission for the win. Third Fall: Perverso submits King Jaguar with a leg and arm stretch for the win.

Winners: Hijo del Signo, Cancerbero, and Perverso

Blue Panther Jr, Stigma, and Black Panther vs Vangellys, Okumura, and Kawato San

Kawato has blue hair now. Interesting. Okumura and Black Panther start the match out with some technical grappling. Vangellys gets in with Blue Panther Jr and he works him over to start until Panther hits a drop kick. Kawato comes in and Stigma hits him with a drop kick. Panther hits 3 back breakers on Okumura. Black Panther gets Vangellys in a victory roll for the fall. First Fall: Black Panther pins Vangellys with a victory roll. 

Kawato and Black Panther start slapping each other but eventually it breaks down into chaos. Kawato gets launched into his teammates and misses a drop kick hitting Okumura. Black Panther attempts a top rope move and Kawato catches him for a DDT for the pin. Kawato and Okumura do a magic killer for the fall. Second Fall: Okumura pins Stigma with a Magic Killer

Stigma gets teamed on to start this round. Okumura and Vangellys both miss double team attacks and Stigma makes a come back and hits a middle rope dive on Okumura. Kawato dumps Black Panther to the outside and hits a dive over the top rope. In the ring Vangellys hits Blue Panther Jr with a fisherman’s suplex for the win. Third Fall: Vangellys pins Blue Panther Jr with a Fisherman’s suplex.

Winners: Vangellys, Okumura, and Kawato San

Diamante Azul, Stuka, and El Valiente vs Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia, and Gran Guerrero

Stuka and Gran Guerrero start the match up with grappling. Azul comes in with Euforia and they grapple as well. Valiente is in next with Ultimo Guerrero but not for long as Los Guerrero’s come in and start to beat on them. They do the Los Guerrero’s triple team spot on Stuka on the ramp. They get all three in a combined submission for the fall. First Fall: Los Guerrero’s submits Azul, Stuka, and Valiente with a combined submission

They start this round brawling on the outside. This continues for most of the round until Stuka makes a come back and Valiente monkey flips him into Euforia. Inside the ring Diamante Azul hits a sit out press slam on Ultimo Guerrero for the fall. Second Fall: Diamante Azul pins Ultimo Guerrero with a sit out press slam.

Azul monkey flips Gran Guerrero to start the match and then does it again and the crowd goes crazy. Valiente comes in hot as well taking on all of them, hitting a hurricanrana on Ultimo to the outside. Then he hits one on Euforia. He hits an arm drag on Gran. Valiente avoids Ultimo running at him and he falls to the outside and Valiente hits a middle rope dive. Euforia gets Azul in a camel clutch but his grip slips so he pins him. Gran Guerrero pins Valiente with a sit out press slam from the top. Third Fall: Gran Guerrero pins Valiente with a sit out press slam from the top rope.

Winners: Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia, and Gran Guerrero

Caristico, Angel de Oro, and Niebla Roja vs Rey Bucanero, Cavernario, and Hechicero

As the next match is being announced Stuka is being placed on a stretcher. Azul is standing there as it happens making me think maybe he really hurt himself. His neck is in a brace as well. They’re showing the replay and it really didn’t look like he landed on his head. Maybe the way Gran snapped upwards giving some whiplash? So the final match is being delayed a bit.

Well they start the match before introductions with Cavernario attacking Caristico and now everyone is brawling. Hechicero beating on Oro on the outside and Rey is biting Roja in the ring. Now they’re in the ring working on everyone. Hechicero springs Roja up and Cavernario and Rey kick him. They make a come back and Caristico walks down Cavernario down the ramp. Roja gets Bucanero in a stretch and Angel de Oro pins Hechicero with a hurricanrana. First Fall: Angel de Oro pins Hechicero with a hurricanrana.

Cavernario and Oro start the round off and Cavernario spits at him. Ew. Oro gets the better of him however. Bucanero comes in next to take on Roja. Roja gets him out of there then reverses Hechicero’s move into an arm drag and then feigns a dive. Cavernario faces off with Caristico but Hechicero hits him with a drop kick from behind. Hechicero launches Caristico into Cavernario but he hits a hurricanrana. He then hits one on Rey, then he poses. The rudos get the advantage though and Hechicero hits a cross body on Roja while he’s in the ropes for the pin. Cavernario does his running splash on Oro for the fall. Second Fall: Cavernario pins Angel de Oro with a running splash.

They rudos continue to work on them to start the round off. The midget holds up Caristico for a triple drop kick but Rey and Cavernario get pulled to the outside and Cavernario hits the midget as Carsiticio moves. Oro and Roja then hit dives to the outside and Caristico does a head scissors into a Fujiwara arm bar for the fall. Third Fall: Caristico submits Cavernario with a Fujiwara arm bar.

Winners: Caristico, Angel de Oro, and Niebla Roja

Arena Mexico Tuesday

Kaligua and Ultimo Dragoncito vs Pequeno Olimpico and Pequeno Universo

Dragoncito and Universo start out on the feet grappling. Dragoncito hits an arm drag to the outside and Kaligua and Olimpico come in. They do some fast paced work, trading submissions and holds. Dragoncito and Universo are back in now and he works over Dragoncito. Kaligua tries to make the save but ends up getting teamed on. Kaligua gets slammed by both and Universo hits a senton for the pin. Olimpico hits Dragoncito with a slam into a neck crank for the fall. First Fall: Olimpico submits Dragoncito with a neck crank.

Round starts with Olimpico and Universo working over the other team. Dragoncito makes a come back hitting an arm drag. Then they whip Universo into Olimpico. Dragoncito then submits Universo with a neck crank. Kaligua submits Olimpico with an arm stretch. Second Fall: Kaligua submits Olimpico with an arm stretch.

Universo works over Kaligua in the start of this round. Kaligua makes a come back hitting a hurricanrana on him. Olimpico comes in to hold off Kaligua until Universo comes back and hits a michinoku driver which Dragoncito breaks the pin up. They make a come back and Kaligua slams Universo and hits a vader bomb for the pin. Dragoncito submits Olimpico with a neck crank. Third Fall: Dragoncito submits Olimpico with a neck crank. 

Winners: Kaligua and Ultimo Dragoncito

Akuma and Camorra vs Hijo Del Signo and Yago

Match starts with Akuma and Camorra getting attacked during the entrances and they are now brawling. Signo messes around with Camorra’s mask. Now Yago is ripping at his mask. Yago and Signo continuously punch Camorra in the head against referee orders and he DQs them. First Fall: Yago and Signo DQ themselves disobeying ref orders.

Second round begins with Signo working over Camorra. Camorra makes a come back and basically rips Yago’s mask in half. It simply cannot stay on. It’s not slightly ripped its completely torn. So I assume Yago went into business for himself since it’d be impossible to continue the match and he ripped off Camorra’s mask and put it on himself. Second Fall: Yago DQs himself taking off Camorra’s mask.

Akuma challenges them to a hair vs mask tag match I presume. So Akuma and Signo hair and Camorra and Yago mask. Yago and Signo attack them. Camorra doesn’t have his mask and Signo tries to rip his shirt off.

Winners: Akuma and Camorra

Rey Cometa, El Audaz, and Drone vs El Sagrado, Nitro, and Disturbio

Drone and Disturbio start off in the match with some fast paced wrestling, doing a lot of counters and transitions. Audaz is in next with Sagrado and they do a couple of things and Cometa and Nitro come in soon after. Cometa tricks Nitro to the outside and hits a middle rope dive. Cometa hits a springboard moonsault on Disturbio for the pin. Audaz submits Sagrado with a standing arm stretch. First Fall: Audaz submits Sagrado with a standing arm stretch.

Audaz hits an arm drag on Sagrado off the apron. Drone hits Disturbio in the corner and then hits knees on him. Cometa and Nitro go back and forth hitting moves on each other. Disturbio and Sagrado hit knees to the corner on Audaz and Drone. Nitro hits a Canadian destroyer on Cometa for the fall. Second Fall: Nitro pins Cometa with a Canadian destroyer.

They start this round beating up on Drone. They move their attack to Cometa when he tries to help. Disturbio hits a leg drop on Drone and he kicks out. Cometa hits a hurricanrana off the apron on Sagrado to start the come back. Audaz hits a cross body and he moves out of the way during the pin and Disturbio hits an elbow on Nitro. Drone hits a cross body on both for a one count. Drone and Audaz then hit dives on Disturbio and Nitro. Cometa hits a tornado splash and then he hits a Spanish Fly off the top on Sagrado for the win. Third Fall: Rey Cometa pins Sagrado with a Spanish fly.

Winners: Rey Cometa, El Audaz, and Drone

(Match Relampago) Guerrero Maya vs Misterioso

They tie up to start the match and Maya works a take down on Misterioso. They get back up and continue to grapple on their feet fighting for position. Finally Maya gets Misterioso to the outside and Maya hits a plauncha dive to the outside. Misterioso gets back up and throws him into the barricade. They get back in the ring and do some stuff until Maya hits a drop kick to the outside and then another dive. Back in the ring Maya hits an arm drag off the top rope for a close two count. Maya hits a power slam for a two count after they get up. Misterioso catches him and hits a gory special for the win. Misterioso pins Guerrero Maya with a gory special.

They take Maya out on a stretcher. They love that gimmick.

Winner: Misterioso

Atlantis, Stuka, and Flyer vs Mascara Ano 2000, Mephisto, and Luciferno

Well i guess Stuka is okay. What was the point of the stretcher gimmick? If it was for a concussion he shouldn’t be wrestling tonight but hey it’s Mexico. Anyway Atlantis and Mephisto start the match and they’re grappling for position. Flyer is in with Luciferno now. Flyer has a very LA Park inspired outfit. Park is his uncle after all. They grapple as well, trading holds and countering each other. The match breaks down and the Rudos start to team up on the technicos. They kick Flyer out of the ring and beat on Stuka. Mascara and Atlantis fight on the outside. Mepbisto hits a facebuster on Stuka for the pin. Luciferno hits a shoulder breaker on Flyer for the fall. First Fall: Luciferno pins Flyer with a shoulder breaker. 

Flyer gets stomped on on the ramp in between rounds. They beat on Atlantis when they make their way back into the ring. Atlantis kicks Mephisto to the outside and Flyer hits a sunset flip on Luciferno for the pin. Stuka hits a springboard head butt on Ano and then the weakest arm stretch ever for the fall. Second Fall: Stuka submits Mascara Ano with an arm stretch.

Stuka comes out hot this round hitting a hurricanrana on Ano. He hits back breakers on Luciferno and Mephisto. Flyer is in next with Mascara Ano. Flyer uses his speed and makes him fall to the outside. Mephisto and Luciferno try to double him but he’s able to hit and arm drag and head scissors on them. Atlantis is in with Mascara Atlantis hits hip tosses on all three of them, then poses. Stuka hits a middle rope dive on Mascara and Flyer hits an asai moonsault on Luciferno. In the ring Atlantis hits Mephisto with a hurricanrana for the pin. Third Fall: Atlantis pins Mephisto with a hurricanrana.

Winners: Atlantis, Stuka, and Flyer

Angel de Oro, Soberano, and Niebla Roja vs Ultimo Guerrero, Templario, and Gran Guerrero

Just in case you needed reminding, Templario is apart of this group but wears his other ring gear when not teaming with them. Templario and Soberano start the match off and they take each other down and counter each others moves in the beginning. Very soon after Oro and Ultimo are in. They start to grapple on the ground. Guerrero gets him in a surfboard stretch and Oro then tries to get him in one but Ultimo stands on his head to counter. Now Niebla Roja and Gran Guerrero are in. Roja takes his shirt off and the crowd cheers. At that point Los Guerrero’s jump him from behind. They hit the Los Guerrero’s triple team spot on him. Ultimo drop kicks Oro off the apron. Ultimo slams Soberano and Templario does a handspirng flip dive over the ropes from the apron for the pin. Gran Guerrero hits a choke slam on Roja which they call the Gran Final. First Fall: Gran Guerrero pins Niebla Roja with the gran final.

They team on Oro to start the match. Gran and Ultimo holds him up and Templario drop kicked his butt. They move their attack to Soberano hitting a vertical suplex drop kick combo. Templario really does add to this team. Roja tries his hand now and gets knees in the corner by Ultimo. Soberano avoids an attack and knocks down Ultimo. Oro launches Roja into the others hitting a double drop kick. They then both dive to the outside on Templario and Gran. Soberano hits a tornado dive off the top rope on Ultimo for the pin. Second Fall: Soberano pins Ultimo Guerrero with a tornado splash.

Oro poses to the crowd to start and Ultimo hits him with a shoulder block sending him flying. Oro hits a head scissors on him. The other two come in and he hits a hurricanrana and then a head scissors and poses to the crowd. Templario comes in next with Roja. They stare down for a little bit and run the ropes where Roja hits a basement drop kick. Gran comes in next but Roja rolls into a hurricanrana. Roja and Ultimo then trade strikes in the corner to each other. Roja hits a spinning elbow to knock him down and the crowd cheers.

Soberano gets in with Gran but Templario comes from behind to double him. Soberano is able to fight back, Gran throws him up for a power bomb but Soberano flips and hits a hurricanrana instead. Templario misses a spear in the corner and falls out of the ring. Gran is pushed off the top rope. Ultimo gets hit with a hurricanrana by Soberano. Roja then does a flip dive over the top on Templario. Oro does the golden moonsault on Gran and Soberano does the backwards flip dive over the top rope on Ultimo. What a sequence.

Oro hits a lionsault in the ring on Gran for a two count. Gran hits the gran final but the pin is broken up. Roja hits a sunset flip power bomb on Templario for a two count. Templario hits a lung blower on Roja but Soberano breaks it up with a leg drop. Soberano dodges Ultimo attack in the corner and he falls out of the ring leading to Soberano hitting a flip dive over the top rope. Roja and Oro get them on the top rope but they’re reversed. Templario hits a gut wrench suplex off the top and Gran hits a sit out death valley driver on Oro for the win. Third Fall: Gran Guerrero pins Angel de Oro with a sit out death valley driver.

Winners: Ultimo Guerrero, Templario, and Gran Guerrero

Arena Mexico Friday

Star Jr and Robin vs Raziel and Cancerbero

Star and Raziel start as we begin with an overhead camera angle. Robin is dressed like Santa Claus. Raziel and Star grapple back and forth to start. Santa comes in with Cancerbero and they start grappling as well. They grapple until Star hits a cross body. Star avoids their double team efforts. However, Raziel is able to get star in a pinning combination and Cancerbero submits Robin Claus with an arm stretch. First Fall: Cancerbero submits Robin with an arm stretch.

Cancerbero and Raziel take out Robin to start the match and then move the attack to Robin. The doubling stops until Star hits a tornado dive on Raziel and then gets him in a pinning combination. He does a back drop to Cancerbero and Robin pins him with a swanton bomb. Second Fall: Robin pins Cancerbero with a swanton bomb.

Robin is hot to start this round, having an answer for everything and then hitting a pose afterwards. Robin gets Cancerbero in a cloverleaf and Raziel breaks it up. Cancerbero slams Raziel on him. They trade finishing combinations but they get broken up. Raziel and Cancerbero submit Robin and Star with a double stretch submission. Third Fall: Raziel and Cancerbero submit both of them with a double stretch submission.

Winners: Raziel and Cancerbero

Blue Panther Jr, Drone, and Black Panther vs Virus, Okumura, and Kawato San

Drone and Virus start grappling to start the match, exchanging holds. Blue Panther and Okumura come in next, and they grapple as well. Black Panther and Kawato come in next and move quick but Drone comes in as does Virus and there’s some chaos which leads to Virus submitting Drone with a stretch hold. First Fall: Virus submits Drone with a stretch.

Black Panther gets Okumura out with an arm drag and then Virus comes in and takes him out. Kawato and Drone come in next and trade moves. Panther Jr gets in there with Okumura and quickly gets him an arm bar for the fall. Second Fall: Blue Panther Jr submits Okumura with an arm bar.

They team up on Black Panther to start this round. Panther Jr comes in to take on Kawato but it doesn’t last long as he starts to get teamed on too. Next up to get teamed on is Drone. Panther Jr comes in and makes a come back and hits a few back breakers. Black Panther hits a hurricanrana on Kawato. Drone and Panther Jr hit knees to the corner on Kawato and Okumura. Black Panther hits an inverted 619 on Virus but he kicks out. Virus submits Black Panther with an arm stretch. Drone then hits a dive on Virus. Okumura and Kawato hit the magic killer, then Kawato hits a double stomp off the top and Okumura pins him. Third Fall: Okumura pins Blue Panther Jr after a magic killer and Kawato double stomp off the top.

Winners: Virus, Okumura, and Kawato

Titan, Triton, and Esfinge vs Polvora, Luciferno, and El Felino

Titan is back in his Christmas hat that won’t fall off squaring off with Polvora. Polvora tries to keep his distance from Titan who keeps kicking his leg out. They grapple some until Luciferno comes in to try his hand. Esfinge comes in for Titan and they do some grappling. Triton comes in and hits a hurricanrana on Luciferno but then Felino hits him with a shoulder block. They brawl with Titan and Triton on the outside and team on Esfinge in the ring. Polvora hits a sit out face buster on Titan for the fall. First Fall: Polvora pins Titan with a sit out face buster.

They team up on Titan to start this round, going for his hat and mask. They move their attack to Esfinge. They dump Triton to the outside and Titan chases the midget with Felino. Titan makes a come back hitting handspring elbows. He then hits a middle rope dive on Felino. Triton hits a leg drop on Luciferno while Esfinge holds him for the pin. Esfinge then hits a springboard splash on Polvora for the second fall. Second Fall: Esfinge pins Polvora with a springboard splash.

Polvora and Esfinge start the round off going back and forth trading moves. Esfinge gets him to the outside and hits a hurricanrana off of the apron. Felino and Luciferno try to double Triton but he’s able to stop the attack, fighting off both guys, then hitting a pose with Esfinge. Titan and Polvora exchange a few acrobatic spots and Titan hits a head scissors to the outside. Esfinge and Triton do middle rope dives while Titan does an asai moonsault to the outside on all three. They messed it up last week but got it now. Titan drop toe holds Felino in the ring and gets a pinning combination for the win. Third Fall: Titan pins Felino with a pinning combination.

Winners: Titan, Triton, and Esfinge

(Match Relampago) Angel de Oro vs Mephisto

They start with Oro taking down Mephisto and they begin to trade submission holds. Oro gets the better of him hitting a few arm drags. Oro counters a power bomb into a hurricanrana to the outside. He fakes a dive and instead hits a hurricanrana off of the apron. Oro is using his speed to his advantage hitting a head scissors to the outside then doing the golden moonsault. Finally Mephisto gets some offense in the form of a face buster but Oro kicks out. Oro hits a drop kick sending Mephisto to the outside then he hits a handspring flip dive to the outside and lands on his feet. Oro hits a lionsault for a two count. He places Mephisto on the top rope but it’s reversed into another face buster in which Oro kicks out. Oro gets a small package out of nowhere for the win. He sells his lower abdomen after the match. Maybe a random groin shot. Angel de Oro pins Mephisto with a small package.

Winner: Angel de Oro

Kraneo, El Valiente, and Stuka vs El Terrible, Euforia, and Rey Bucanero

Kraneo comes out dressed as Barney the dinosaur. Wow. Bucanero and Stuka start the match out with some ground grappling. If that ever sounds repetitive like I’m half assing or something, it’s not. Almost all matches start with some kind of real wrestling, whether it be submission grappling, freestyle wrestling, or greco roman wrestling. A lost art in American wrestling. Terrible and Valiente come in next and they exchange holds and counter each other. They re-engage and grapple some more until Kraneo and Euforia come in. Kraneo uses his size to his advantage on Euforia but then Rey and Terrible come in to team on him. They slam him and in comes Stuka. Euforia gets Valiente in a neck stretch for the first fall. First Fall: Euforia submits Valiente with a neck stretch.

This round begins with the continuation of teaming on Stuka and the others. Kraneo dodges a corner attacking sending Euforia to the outside. Valiente does a middle rope dive on Bucanero while Kraneo is holding Terrible in the corner with his ass. Stuka then does a moonsault off the ring post to Euforia. Kraneo then does a running hip attack on Terrible then a leg drop for the fall. Second Fall: Kraneo pins Terrible with a leg drop.

Stuka and Euforia start the round out and he has an answer for everything. Hitting a hurricanrana on Euforia to the outside then suplexing Terrible onto Bucanero. Kraneo is in next with Terrible and they bump chests in the middle of the ring. Kraneo wins that battle. They then start the slap each other in the chest. Rey and Euforia try to double Kraneo but he ends up hitting a double splash on both of them. Valiente gets in there with Terrible who tries to use his size to his advantage, but he’s too quick. He slides to the outside then crotches La Comandante who’s at ring side on the barricade. Valiente holds Rey so Stuka can hit a dive but Rey moves and Stuka hits Valiente. In the ring, Terrible power bombs Stuka then Rey and Euforia force Kraneo to the top and make him slam Stuka. Terrible pins Stuka. Euforia then submits Kraneo with an Octopus stretch. Third Fall: Euforia submits Kraneo with an Octopus stretch.

Winners: El Terrible, Euforia, and Rey Bucanero

Pentagon Jr, Ultimo Guerrero, and Cavernario vs Caristico, Volador Jr, and Diamante Azul

Volador and Caristico both randomly have their belts with them this week so maybe they’re giving them exposure because they intend to do something with them soon. Cavernario also has his belt. No belt for Penta naturally but Ultimo Guerrero doesn’t come with his heavyweight championship? Weird stuff. Azul and Cavernario start the match off with Azul using his size to his advantage and Cavernario using his speed. Volador and Ultimo are in next moving at a fast pace. Volador looks to have voluntarily cut his own hair so maybe the days of him wearing long hair are done. They grapple on the ground and Guerrero gets Volador in a surfboard stretch.

Pentagon finally gets in with Caristico and Pentagon gets a huge pop. They start grappling on the ground and it looks a little rough but Caristico had the advantage. Cavernario comes in to help out. Pentagon rips Caristico’s mask and the ref warns him. Azul hits a running clothesline from the ramp on Cavernario and Ultimo. Caristico hits a middle rope dive on Pentagon on the outside, then Volador hit a Canadian destroyer on Cavernario for the pin and Azul hits a sit out press slam on Ultimo for the fall. First Fall: Diamante Azul pins Ultimo Guerrero with a sit out press slam. 

Volador starts out hot in this round, getting the better of Ultimo then hitting a head scissors to the outside on Cavernario. He then leaps over the ropes hitting a hurricanrana on the outside. Pentagon gets in the ring with Caristico and does his cero miedo pose. Caristico gets the better of him hitting a spinning DDT. Caristico gets his revenge and rips at Pentagon’s mask. The crowd is super hot for this. Caristico then hits a big arm drag on Cavernario who tried to interfere then poses.

Azul takes out Ultimo then hits a running elbow smash on Pentagon. He then hits a monkey flip on Cavernario. He signals to the fans for another and then hits another. Volador dodges Ultimo’s corner attack, sending Guerrero to the outside. Volador then does an over the top rope dive on to Cavernario. Azul then hits a dive off the ramp on Ultimo.  In the ring Caristico goes for a springboard attack but Pentagon kicks him below the belt for the DQ. Second Fall: Pentagon DQs himself kicking Caristico below the belt. 

After the match Pentagon says he is Penta zero fear. Pentagon challenges Caristico to a match one on one next week. Caristico accepts and that’s the main event for next Friday. This will be a test to see Pentagon’s drawing ability in CMLL alone. Caristico tries to get a Tengo Miedo chant going saying Penta is scared but Pentagon isn’t having it and kicks him and rips his mask off.

Winners: Caristico, Volador Jr, and Diamante Azul


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Mitchell’s Women of Wrestling Results & Report! (2/15/19)

How will WOW address last week’s unclear ending?

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WOW ended with controversy last week as both Santana Garrett AND Jungle Grrrl got the pin on Tessa Blanchard! Who is truly the world champion?!

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Havoc VS Fire; Havoc wins.
  • Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella; wins.
  • Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness; Faith wins.
  • Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard; Blanchard wins and becomes the new WOW World Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

David McLane again welcomes us to WOW!

The matchmaker knows last week’s star-studded Triple Threat for the Women of Wrestling World Championship was wild but also ended in a double pin. Jungle Grrrl hit her splash but Santana Garrett also covered Tessa Blanchard’s legs for an impossible scenario. Senior official Scrappy McGowan came out to ensure the integrity of the title, and chose to postpone awarding it until after the officials could properly review the footage.

And tonight, that long awaited decision is made. McLane holds up the currently vacated title as he first introduces Jungle Grrrl. He would introduce Santana, but the despicable acts Tessa Blanchard did to her father, Keny G, Santana is with her father at the hospital. That is tragic, but the show must go on. So the other competitor for this vacated title will be the Born Legend, Tessa Blanchard! Tessa hits the ring and takes the mic while fans boo and jeer. Tessa says Santana isn’t here not because of her dad. Santana’s not here because she’s afraid! Santana isn’t here because she needs oxygen just like her daddy. But Tessa is fine with that, she’ll take on Jungle Grrrl or any woman in WOW. Even if it’s the biggest and baddest- Speaking of, here comes the biggest and baddest, THE BEAST!

Beast introduces herself to Tessa. And if Tessa wants the biggest and baddest, here she is! McLane and the fans agree. Tessa says the bigger they are, the harder they fall. These two may be big and bad, but Beast and JG aren’t on Tessa’s level! Tessa starts shoving but JG scoops her up! Tessa slips out and shoves JG into Beast! Beast fights with JG while Tessa runs away! Fans are thunderous but officials hurry to pull the Queen of the Amazon and the Alpha Female apart! Will Tessa regret standing between these two Women of Wrestling?

 

Introducing: Havoc.

The Monster of Madness started her career 15 years ago, during a time when Women’s Wrestling wasn’t taken as seriously. “From the very beginning, people were telling me, ‘You’re not gonna make it very far here’.” They said she was too big, too different, and she struggled for those first few years. Havoc was trying to figure out who she should be, when one day she realized, she only had to be what she wanted to be. Havoc transformed herself and embraced the darkness.

The “Women’s Revolution” only just started a few years ago, with all these “glamorous girls” showing off what they worked so hard for, when it was women like Havoc who put in the work and carried the load. “There is a reason when these women get in the ring with me, they stare at me from across the ring, terrified.” The mask comes off, and she unleashes the monster! Who will be the first Woman of Wrestling to lose to the madness?

 

Havoc VS Fire!

The Monster of Madness makes her WOW TV debut and it’s against the fan favorite who finally got on a hot streak. Will Havoc put out the flames? Or will she be burned in her debut?

The bell rings and Havoc rushes Fire! Fire dodges and keeps her distance. Havoc laughs as she gives chase, but Fire keeps away. Fire ducks down but Havoc catches her by her hair! Havoc throws a heavy forearm then gets in the ref’s face. Havoc drags Fire up and clams on, to lift Fire high over head! She throws Fire to a corner, then shrieks while fans boo and jeer. Havoc runs in but Fire dodges! Fire comes back with a dropkick! And a corner splash! Fans fire up with Fire as she fires off kicks! Havoc stays up as Fire runs. Fire dodges to dropkick again, but Havoc stays standing. Fire tries a second but Havoc only steps back. Fans fire up as Fire runs, but Havoc boots her right down! Havoc shrieks again as she drags Fire up. Havoc thrashes Fire around and tosses her to the ropes!

Fans continue to cheer Fire on but Havoc is right on her at the ropes. Havoc chokes Fire but then stops at 4. She shouts at the ref to back off, then grins as she stalks Fire to a corner. Havoc puts Fire in a full nelson, then lifts for a stretch! Fire endures while fans rally up. Havoc shifts to a waistlock, wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Fire survives and Havoc is shocked. Havoc stretches Fire back in a modified camel clutch. Fire endures as Havoc gets the full clutch on. Havoc also pulls hair but the ref counts. Havoc clubs Fire down at 4! Fans rain down boos while Havoc looms over Fire. Havoc lifts Fire and snap suplexes hard! Havoc drags Fire to the center and says this is the end. Leg drop misses!

Fire fires back kicks! And a mule kick! Havoc’s down, Fire covers, TWO! Fire climbs up fast, big crossbody! But Havoc catches her easily! Havoc pops Fire up, Air Raid Crash! Cover, Havoc wins!

Winner: Havoc, by pinfall

The Monster of Madness wins her debut and soaks up the heat. Will she only continue to wreak havoc on the WOW roster?

 

WOW reports on a recent incident with one of their wrestlers.

Keta Rush was jumped in the arena alley after a WOW live event. McLane and Keta went to the production truck to examine the footage to shed light on the assailants. The security cameras caught it all as Keta was jumped 2v1. To think it was someone Keta thought of as a friend. Keta wants after her in the ring, but will she get the payback she wants?

 

Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella!

The Disciplinarian and her supervisor want all the other Women of Wrestling to fall in line, and now they look to straighten out WOW’s number one party girl. Will Davidson and Smart have fun ruining Chella’s fun?

The bell rings and Chella gets the fans hyped up. Davidson just sneers as she lunges at Chella. Chella ducks and rolls and has a good time, but it only annoys Davidson and Smart. Chella and Davidson tie up and go around. Davidson pulls Chella’s hair and puts her in a corner. Davidson gets right in Chella’s face about her behavior, but Chella doesn’t get what’s so bad about partying. Chella simply wishes Davidson peace, but Davidson swings on her! Chella dodges and headlocks back. She gets the headlock takeover, but Davidson stands up. Davidson lifts Chella but Chella counters with another takedown! Davidson prevents a cover and manages to get a headscissors! Chella gets out and gets the headlock back!

Davidson gets up again and pries out to a hammerlock. Davidson gets the headlock now then shifts to a snapmare. Chella handsprings through to get the headlock back again! Davidson powers out but Chella hops up for body scissors, only to get a spinebuster! Cover, TWO! Davidson trash talks Chella and clubs her, then hits a running neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Smart grows annoyed but Davidson stays on Chella at the ropes. Davidson chokes Chella but the ref backs her off. So Smart chokes Chella while he’s not looking! Smart gets away with it and Davidson drags Chella back up. Davidson gourd busters Chella, then drops the double stomps! Cover, TWO! Davidson keeps her cool as she whips Chella. Chella body scissors again, but into a wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Chella still lives and Smart is annoyed.

Davidson clubs Chella to the ropes, and Smart SMACKS her with the ruler! The referee warns Smart while Davidson puts Chella in a corner. Davidson whips corner to corner but Chella goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Davidson hip attacks Chella fast! Then she goes side to side for the wash! Davidson drags Chella to a cover, TWO! Fans fire up for Chella but Davidson stays on her with a clutch. Chella endures and fans rally up. Chella powers up but Davidson clubs her down! Davidson drags Chella up into the fireman’s carry, but Chella fights out! Chella shoves and kicks away! Davidson swings but Chella bobs ‘n’ weaves! Chella says “Peace!” then sweeps the legs! Chella fires up and hits Meteora! Cover, TWO!

Chella keeps going, hitting a shining wizard in the corner! She rolls Davidson out then heads up top. Davidson staggers, big crossbody from Chella! Cover, TWO!! Chella can’t believe she didn’t get that. She swings a kick but Davidson ducks! Davidson fireman’s carry, TKO Neckbreaker! Cover, Davidson wins!

Winner: Kristen Davidson by pinfall

The Disciplinarian scratches off one wild child, but with a lot of help from Ms. Smart. Who else will learn not to mess with Davidson and Smart?

 

Razor speaks.

“Who’s next on the Psycho Sisters’ devastation list?” Oh, it’s the Lioness! “Faithy Jay, you think you’re from the streets?” Razor IS the street! The streets raised Razor. She left everything in the street. You think facing Razor is just facing another wrestler? Razor gets what she wants and never backs down. When you step to her, you’ll feel the Razor’s Edge. That WOW first-time show down is next!

 

Reintroducing: Faith the Lioness.

Growing up, her parents encouraged Faith to be herself and never change to fit someone else’s ideals. People have said she’s too tall for this or too thick for that, but she defies them to become who she is today. From ballet to rap to kickboxing, Faith has always had pride in who she was. She wants to blend dancing, music and wrestling into one, but her debut was a bit rough against The Beast. But even so, like a lion, she faces everything without fear. Faith was able to accept her defeat because of how great her debut felt. She can’t really put the feeling into words, but she knows she wants more. Losing only makes you stronger, because it’s about getting back up. Will Faith stand strong and get that first win?

 

Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness!

The Daughter of Darkness had her WOW TV debut and was successful. Now it’s time to see if the Vanguard of Violence can do the same. Will Razor cut down Faith’s pride? Or will the lioness finally sink her teeth into a victory?

The bell rings and the two approach fast and furious! Faith pushes Razor but she turns it around to put her in the corner. Razor SLAPS Faith, so Faith shoves Razor! Faith gets a headlock takeover fast, and grinds Razor to the mat. Razor stands up and powers out, only for Faith to run her over. Things speed up and Faith shows her agility! She gets another headlock takeover! Razor headscissor counters but Faith pops right out. They speed up again, Faith goes Matrix! She mule kicks and whips but Razor reverses. Fury swipes at Faith’s feet, and then Razor clobbers her! Cover, TWO! Razor grits her teeth as she drags Faith up and clubs her down. Razor stomps Faith to the ropes, then fakes an eyelash in her eye. The ref doesn’t see Fury choke Faith on the ropes!

Fans boo as Fury gets away with it, and Razor goes after Faith in a corner. Razor clubs away then whips corner to corner. Razor runs in for a big splash! She snapmares Faith down hard, then heads to a corner. She runs out, but Faith dodges the senton! Faith Penalty Kicks Razor, then scoop slams her down! Cover, TWO! Faith keeps her focus as she heads to a corner. She hops up but Razor clubs her down! Razor drags Faith up for another hard snapmare, and into a chinlock. Razor grinds Faith to the mat but fans rally up. Fury trolls the fans while Faith feeds off their energy. Jawbreaker frees Faith! Razor staggers while Faith runs, but Razor runs her over! Cover, TWO!

Razor grows frustrated and she takes it out on Faith with more clubbing forearms. But Faith CHOPS back! Faith runs into a kick, and Razor hits The Stroke, half-nelson facebuster! Razor doesn’t end it there, she drags Faith up into a camel clutch! Faith endures as Razor grinds her forearms and digs her nails in! Faith gets an arm free, and then the other! She slips out the back but Razor clobbers her! Razor stomps Faith then bumps her off the mat. Faith crawls to a corner but Razor stomps her again. Razor grabs the arms for a surfboard stomp! Razor drags Faith to a cover, TWO! Faith lives and Razor is furious! Razor bumps Faith off buckles hard, then throws CHOPS! Razor whips corner to corner and runs in, but Faith boots her back! Faith roundhouses Razor down!

Fans fire up as Faith climbs up high. But Fury goes after a leg! Faith kicks Fury away then leaps at Razor for a BIG missile dropkick! Cover, Faith wins!!

Winner: Faith the Lioness by pinfall

The fans give a standing ovation for Faith’s first WOW TV victory! But Fury ruins the moment by attacking from behind! The Psycho Sisters beat down Faith, then toss her out of the ring! Fans boo but the damage is done. Will Fury and Razor continue to do what they want to every Woman of Wrestling they encounter?

 

Coming soon: Nikki Krampus.

As her last name suggests, the Norwegian Nightmare embodies the fearsome might of the punisher of misdeeds. She makes her debut next week, who will be the first to face their retribution?

 

Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard!

The Born Legend loves to talk trash about the Wonder Woman of Wrestling, Santana Garrett, but she should actually be thankful to her. If not for that double pin, Tessa would have lost last week’s Triple Threat and the Queen of the Amazon would again reign. Now there’s a second chance for the third-generation wrestler, will she make the best of this golden opportunity?

Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the streamers fly! Fans are already fired up with the bell, and Tessa circles with JG. They tie up, Tessa gets a wristlock. JG rolls and rolls to get free but Tessa backs off. Tessa and JG tie up again and Tessa gets a waistlock. JG standing switches but Tessa snapmares through to a chinlock. Tessa grinds JG down but JG gets up and works her way out. JG gets a keylock but Tessa reverses to a hammerlock to roll JG! ONE, and JG sweeps to cover! ONE, and Tessa returns the sweep, ONE! Tessa gets up but JG scares her off with a step! Tessa bails out and gets a breather. JG lets Tessa take her time, and Tessa returns to tie up again.

JG gets the headlock now and grinds Tessa down. Tessa tries but can’t power out of JG’s grip. Tessa fights with body shots and powers out, but JG runs her over! JG runs but Tessa speeds things up, only to run into a dropkick! Tessa scrambles to a corner and JG whips. Tessa reverses and rocks JG with a forearm against the ropes! She whips JG into ropes, then runs, but JG dodges the rope attack just in time! Tessa hits the ropes herself and is stinging! Fans rally up as JG drags Tessa up in a waistlock. Tessa standing switches and pushes JG to forearm her on the rebound. Tessa runs again, and dropkicks JG into the ropes! Cover, ONE!! JG is tougher than Tessa thought, but Tessa keeps her cool.

Tessa stalks JG to a corner to rock her with another right forearm! She whips JG corner to corner, then runs in, but into a boot! JG hops up but Tessa sweeps the legs! Draping code breaker! Cover, ONE!? Tessa is shocked JG is this tough! Fans rally up and it only eggs Tessa on. Tessa drags JG up to whip, but JG reverses to another dropkick! Both women are down and crawling for opposite corners. They run at each other and JG hits lariat after lariat! JG hits a corner shining wizard, then a BIG German Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! JG gets up and drags Tessa up. JG fireman’s carry while fans duel. Tessa fights out, to a hammerlock, but JG powers out! JG hits a leaping knee! Then a scoop but Tessa slips out! Tessa wrenches, sweeps the legs, armbar!

JG endures as Tessa makes the armbar part Triangle! But the legs are on the throat, that’s a choke, the referee will not count this submission! JG powers up as Tessa keeps squeezing. JG deadlifts Tessa but bombs her into the referee! The referee is down and out of the ring! JG scoops Tessa, Jungle Driver!! JG keeps going, climbing up top. Fans fire up as JG leaps, Jungle Splash!! Cover, but there’s NO ref to count! JG’s had Tessa down for more than long enough but where’s a ref?! Here’s the BEAST instead! The Beast SPEARS Jungle Grrrl! Fans are thunderous as Beast drags JG up again, for the BEAST BOMB! The Alpha Female decimates JG and then drags the ref into the ring! Tessa crawls to a cover, the ref counts it, Tessa wins!!

Winner: Tessa Blanchard, by pinfall; NEW WOW World Champion

The Beast has made her mark! The Born Legend is the new champion, and Jungle Grrrl was pinned for the first time in her WOW career! But of course, The Beast still wants the belt for her own, and Tessa shouts that she’s not afraid. Will Tessa be able to retain when The Beast is the one who helped her win? What will former WOW World Champion, Santana Garrett, have to say about this?

 


 

My Thoughts:

What a wild episode of WOW! Havoc, who is of course Jessicka Havok, had a decent delivery of her promo. She gets points for taking up the banner of the independent wrestling women who got the ball rolling for the Women’s (R)Evolution as coined by WWE. But she loses points for me for being yet another of the “inner darkness” kind of Heels I’m seeing in not just WOW but a few other promotions. Be proud of being big and tough, but be different. Especially when the Psycho Sisters are already filling that role of the dark, edgy Heels. Unless she becomes the third sister…

Razor VS Faith was a good match, and Faith is clearly talented. Faith feels like she could get a top Face push down the road the way she was booked against The Beast and then here against Razor. I’m still thinking the WOW World Tag Team Championships are going to be revived and a team like the Psycho Sisters would be a top Heel choice for those. Davidson VS Chella was an okay match, but there are a lot of Heels with Managers right now. I’m wondering if Davidson & Smart will get a dedicated opponent for the story their gimmick tells.

Of all the possibilities for their world title, I didn’t think they’d reset with Santana bowing out. That’s a great Face move putting family over career but it really gave Tessa Blanchard a big second chance. I did call The Beast getting involved, and it worked out perfectly to get some heat on both her and Tessa. Jungle Grrrl VS The Beast is still coming, no doubt about that. That match might be hotter than Santana coming back to get at Tessa. Not only that, but I’m hoping WOW decides to give us an episode where it’s just those two matches so that each one gets 20 to 25 minutes. As fun as it’s been to always have three to four matches a night, having two amazing matches would really help WOW gain some momentum.

My Score: 8.3/10


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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Uncaged Ratings & Review

With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?

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With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?

The pseudo-PPV atmosphere is sure to bring in more consistent viewership, but they’re in an interesting spot. Taya and Tessa are really the only two credible Knockouts unless Gail comes out of retirement (since Rosemary, Su and Jordynne are in the same storyline), so we’ll probably see this get extended somehow. As for the other title match, The Machine has a lot of support and wrestling fans all know the money is in the chase. So I could see Cage getting “screwed” again, but I’d much rather see Cage with the title.

So let’s get hype for the show with a video package of the returning Reno Scum!

Ratings:

  • Knockout’s Championship Street Fight: Tessa Blanchard vs Taya Valkyrie (c) – Taya retains via Double Footstomp through Table – *** 3/4
  • ‘All Ego’ Ethan Page vs Willie Mack: Mack  wins via Stunner – ** 1/2
  • Elimination 4v4: Team Impact (Fallah Bahh, Sami Callihan, Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards) vs Team AAA (Puma King, Psycho Clown, Hijo del Vikingo & Aerostar): Team AAA 4-3 – *** 3/4
  • Fatal 4 Way Impact World Championship: Killer Kross vs Moose vs Johnny Impact (c) vs Brian Cage: Johnny retains via Starship Pain on Moose – *** 1/4

Review Notes:

Both women come out with throwback shirts. Tessa comes out with the old school Four Horsemen shirt and Taya comes out in her Perros de Mal shirt (old Triple A stable she was in with Perro Aguayo Jr). This match was a little awkward at times, and the first table they had ” La Wera Loca vs Diamond” painted on, didn’t break after two spear attempts. Really good hardcore style action, with chairs, insults, ring posts and another table. Definitely more of a brawl than wrestling, but after the table didn’t break the subsequent spots seemed to be a little off. Still a solid match, entertaining to watch, good way to start off the Uncaged show. Dios perdona, los perros no.

After a quick promo with Team Impact, Scarlett joins Melissa during the commercial break moment and she’s barely dressed and her and Melissa start doing squats. I mean they’re doubling down on sex sells, and I’m not even mad.

Mack and Page was a solid match. Good brawling, Willie’s agility outlasted Page’s strikes. One would assume the winner should be closer to an X Division title shot at least. So it should be interesting where this leads.

Killer Kross follows that with his typical chilling, slightly unhinged promo, and damn it was well done.

The interesting thing about the commercial break stuff tonight is Melissa doing live interviews with different people. It’s kinda neat, like extra content.

Team Triple A has a clap back promo after the commercial, which says the Cup is staying in Mexico. If memory serves, Team Triple A beat Team TNA in the first World X Cup, so I’m curious if they’ll pull from that for a storyline.

Sami Callihan calls out Swann one more time, Swann throws the shirt at Callihan, so a fight ensues. Swann gets the best of things momentarily, but an eye gauge allows Sami the opening to toss Rich around a little, Piledriver him on the stage and then Powerbomb him off the stage through a table. So I guess Sami will get the X Divison shot, but might have to go through Willie Mack first in the following weeks before Rebellion.

A lot of fun fast paced action, good dives, good strikes, nice story telling and only one slip so far from Aerostar. Eli Drake is the first one eliminated by Puma King because he tries to tell Eddie to not use the kendo stick, but tries to use it himself, Eddie catches him and takes his stick back, then pushing Eli. So one Gedo Clutch later, Eli is eliminated by pinfall. Fallah Bah eliminates Vikingo after a Twisted Running Powerslam. Aerostar eliminates Bahh after a Crucifix Pin when Bahh misses the Banzai Drop. Boston Knee Party from Eddie eliminates Aerostar. Piledriver from Sami eliminates Puma King. Two on one advantage with Sami and Eddie against Psycho Clown. Eddie hits a Boston Knee Party lays out Psycho Clown, but Sami pushes Eddie off and tries to steal the spotlight, only a two count, Psycho Rolls Up Sami for the pinfall elimination. Eddie has Psycho on the ropes, but Eli returns, takes Kenny the Kendo Stick and distracts Eddie. Then he hits Eddie to give Psycho a shot to hit a Backstabber, followed up the La Magistral for the victory. So Impact kinda played themselves, but it was a damn good match with a lot to unpack.

Melissa finally returns after a few commercial breaks off, with Sami Callihan and David Crist. This was ridiculous but great. Just erratic idiocy, they steal Melissa’s sandals at some point, David sings “Hey there Samuel” and Sami does a pitch like a dating service while Melissa is getting her sandals. So dumb, but great.

Small promotional video package for Reno Scum. Returning to Impact for the first time since the first wave of GFW “invasion” (nearly 2 years).

A quick little moment with Dark Allie, Su Yung and Rosemary, followed by a commercial with Melissa and KM & Fallah Bahh. Very funny, Melissa plays off the wrestlers well. She needs to stick around since she’s got a nice personality and seems to work well with most of the guys.

Scarlett with a weird video package, her in a bed, a little moan and showing cleavage is her formula. So if it ain’t broke, I’m not gonna fix it, shut up, stop judging me!

LAX joins Melissa before the main event and the Latina comes out in her. She’s more animated that usual, very fun and entertaining. She even busts their chops a little, but they take it in stride and seem to enjoy each other’s company.

Since the match starts with only about 12 minutes before time limit the match wasn’t going to be a technical masterpiece, but for what it was it was fun. It was more of a brawl, since there were 3 bigger guys. Kross had a bunch of moments looking like a beat, Cage looked like a million bucks hitting the Drill Claw on both Moose and Kross. But Johnny pulled the opportunistic thing, and while Kross and Cage were tied up, Johnny pulls Moose to the corner, barely hits Starship Pain and sneaks in a pinfall before Cage finishes the Drill Claw + pin on Kross.  So Johnny retains while looking like a punk, and the crowd wanted nothing to do with him. Terminator claps most of the match.

Overall Score: 7.5/10

Solid solid show from start to finish. Tessa and Taya got things kicked off well, Melissa doing backstage interviews as the Twitch commercial break stuff was great. World Cup match was fun and set up a few storylines for the Impact stars while Team Triple A got the home field advantage win. Main event was a little disappointing to be honest. Johnny has worn out his fan support both in Mexico and on Twitch chat. Granted yes, I’m hopeful this is building towards a big blow off at Rebellion, maybe with Cage going over and Austin Aries returning, but I guess we’ll have to see.

Also from the main event, we see some cracks in the Moose and Kross alliance, so that could definitely be an interesting match in the near future.

So yeah, we have a lot to chew on moving into TV tapings for the shows leading up to Rebellion, but from a completely playlist mentality view point, Cage got screwed. Brian Cage better be getting this damn title soon, or I want him to put Don Callis through the announce table.

Now the weekly Twitch viewers portion:

  • Week 1: High – 10,350 / Low – 8,500
  • Week 2: High – 8,000 / Low – 6,500 
  • Week 3: High – 8,500 / Low – 7,900  
  • Week 4: High – 7,100 / Low – 5,300
  • Week 5: High – 7,450 / Low – 5,650
  • Uncaged: High – 9,000/ Low – 8,000

Well it looks like people just need a reason to tune in. Not only was this week mostly main event talent, but since the event had was named, I feel like people just expected better quality. So still no record breaking high, but solid numbers throughout the entire show.

 

 

 


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