Monday, October 16, 2006

CMLL TV 8/12/06

Blue Panther/Dr. Wagner Jr./Lizmark Jr. vs Eclipse/Olimpico/Ultimo Guerrero: I actually enjoyed this a bit even though I remember hating it when it originally aired. Wagner had his working boots on more than usual and had no problems selling for the new guy Eclipse. Obviously the only person that looked out of place was Lizmark Jr. but that's to be expected, isn't it? Panther and Guerrero had a really fun exchange which makes me wish their Guadalajara match from 2004 would have been better.:( I also think Panther and Olimpico work great together so perhaps one day a Sunday Coliseo show could have them in a singles main event? Tecnicos won clean. Solid stuff from all five actual wrestlers.

Momentos had two new spots from the opening match of the amazing 8/4 show. Tigre Metalico with a high asai moonsault onto Artillero(he crushed him!) and Tigre Blanco using his rolling leglock finisher on Super Comando. They also showed Okumura dropping Sagrado on his head with a german suplex but that airs down the road so I'll call it a replay.:P

El Hijo Del Santo/Negro Casas/Dos Caras Jr. vs Hector Garza/Mr. Aguila/La Parka: Loooooooooooooooooooooong match by CMLL standards. I had it timed at about 19 minutes or so and the first fall especially was quite long with a rudo beatdown, comeback and bonus spots all in that primera caida! The Santo/Parka new feud seemed to be the main focus which made the finish all the more confusing. Casas and Aguila worked a really fun exchange. They did the spot where Casas used his matrix-move to duck a lariat from Aguila who then did his awesome handspring moonsault but got nailed with a spin kick. Dos Jr. and Garza have great chemistry together and Garza is in top chickenshit rudo form when working with the tall tecnico. Santo hit two nice dives as you'd expect from him. Finish had Parka low blowing Dos Jr. out of nowhere. Crowd seemed disapointed. I think EVERYONE wanted to see Santo vs Parka setup for the week after. CMLL should never have booked Santo/Parka together b/c anything else but them together in the main event the next week was gonna disapoint the audience. Should have never been teased!

Rey Bucanero vs Perro Aguayo Jr.: I was not a fan of this at all. Had everything I hate... tons of Perrito stalling... tons of silly Bucanero spots... tons of interference from Garza... and goofy refereeing to put the icing on the cake. Crowd got into the nearfalls in the third fall but then left really disapointed by the cheap finish. I really must not get this promotion. They come off one of the hottest shows in company history(I'd say 3rd or 4th hottest show ever) and book the two top matches to have cheap finishes where nothing is settled or built to. Does that make sense to ANYONE?!?!?!?!?

Main event was a huge letdown but still a reccomended show for the first two matches. Like I said - if you wanna check out current CMLL, get the 7/29 show, the 8/5 show and this show. You get to see a really good show, a fantastic blowaway show and then what the promotion is REALLY like most of the time.:)

Now I shall go finish the AULL 'Todos Somos Estrellas' show which has been great so far.


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