Lucha Underground (January 28, 2015)

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We open on a sunset-lit gymnasium. Cage, looking jacked as fuck, is doing curls when Dario Cueto opens. Cueto tells him, “I like a man who takes the bull by the horns, but, you my friend, you take the bull by the huevos,” and gives him a championship match against Prince Puma tonight.

Cage tells him that he will win the title tonight because he’s a machine. This week his declaration of being a machine is paired with a hard zoom on his eyes like something out of a 1970s kung fu movie. This owns so hard.

Time from Lucha Underground!

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WCW Monday Nitro (July 10, 2000)

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I somehow skipped this episode of Nitro while playing along at home with the Keep it 2000 podcast and since they’ve closed up shop for the foreseeable future I figured I might as well fill in this gap in my own reviews.

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Wrestlicious Takedown (March 8, 2010)

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We start things off this week with a nervous Jimmy Hart. He’s apparently getting a new co-host and is worried that she might be a ditzy bimbo or a stick in the mud. His co-host turns out to be Leyla Milani. Apparently she was the runner-up in the 2005 WWE Diva Search. Since that was one of the periods during which I wasn’t watching wrestling I’ve never seen her before.

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Wrestlicious Takedown (March 1, 2010)

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In 2008, a man by the name of Jonathan Vargas won a Powerball lottery jackpot of $35.3 million. He, as so many lottery winners are wont to do, decided to partner with “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart and one of the former producers of GLOW (the 80s campy wrestling version not the critically acclaimed Netflix show) to create a women’s professional wrestling league. Wrestlicious is the result of this partnership.

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Lucha Underground (January 21, 2015)

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The episode of Lucha Underground I watched the other day kind of put me on a Lucha Underground kick so here’s another review of an episode from Season 1. Again we kick things off with a brief recap of what’s been going on in the Temple. This time the video package is focused on Big Ryck, Pentagon Jr., Drago and King Cuerno, so I’m guessing those are the dudes that are going to be featured in this episode.

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Lucha Underground (January 14, 2015)

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It’s been awhile since I’ve watched any Lucha Underground so it’s time to rectify that. We start things off with a prestige drama-esque previously on Lucha Underground recap that shows us stuff that previously happened that will undoubtedly be important in understanding this particular installment. Since it’s been over a month since I last checked out an episode from this season of LU this recap thing is invaluable to me.

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WCW Monday Nitro (August 21, 2000)

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We start things off with clips of what went down with Goldberg and Russo last week before we go live to Vince Russo’s office. Russo’s on the phone with “Scott,” imploring him to relax. Jarrett walks in and is all pissed off that Goldberg cost him the title last week. He wants Goldberg tonight. Russo says that everyone does and told him to go wait for Nash.

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WWF Unforgiven 1999 (September 26, 1999)

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Why am I watching Unforgiven 1999? Because I’m a glutton for punishment and want to watch all the matches that won the Wrestling Observer’s Worst Match of the Year Award and this one has the infamous Kennel From Hell match, which apparently was the worst professional wrestling match of 1999, that’s why! So let’s get our attitudes on and check it out!

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