This week’s episode of “Masked Warriors” opens up with highlights from last week and then the intro welcomes us to the show.
In the back Lizmark Jr. is being fitted for a cape, he says this cape reminds everyone who the ruler of LL-USA. He says after Sydistiko & RelliK win the Tag Team Titles he’ll have capes made for them too…just short ones. Sydistiko says he doesn’t have to worry about anything because they’ll win the belts.
Puerto Rican Powers vs. Rudisimo
Both of these teams have qualified for the LL-USA Tag Team Titles Match along with Treachery. Rudisimo shoves PR Powers and then Rudisimo acts as if they’re mad at each other and start shoving each other. Then they act like they’re going to hit each other and then they hug and mock the crowd. They then jump the PR Powers. Rudisimo mocks the fans again and then the PR Powers go after Rudisimo, but the vets cut the PR Powers off and light them up with chops. Rudisimo hits the ropes and charge at the PR Powers but they hit dual Back Kicks to Rudisimo! Oriental falls through the ropes to the floor and then the PR Powers hit Double Back Kicks to Tinieblas Jr. and then they shove him through the ropes to the floor as well. The PR Powers hit a crazy double dive with the San Juan Kid hitting a Somersault Plancha over the top and PR Flyer hitting a Tope Con Giro through the ropes at the same time onto Rudisimo! The PR Powers lay to the crowd and then San Juan Kid looks to hit another dive but Oriental trips him off the apron and slams him into the apron. Oriental tosses SJK into the guardrail and then chop away at him. Oriental tosses SJK back into the ring and covers him for a nearfall. Tinieblas tags in and the rudos whip SJK into the ropes and hit a Double Chop. Ruidismo whips SJK into the ropes and then Tinieblas goes for a clothesline, but SJK ducks only to eat a Spinebuster from Tinieblas. Ruidismo then treats SJK’s legs like a wishbone and then they both kick SJK in the chest. Tinieblas whips SJK into the ropes and hits another Spinebuster and then he spins SJK around in the Giant Swing and Oriental hits a Sliding Dropkick to the head of SJK in the middle of the swing. Tinieblas covers SJK and gets a nearfall.
Back from commercials SJK connects with an Enziguri on Tinieblas, but he stumbles back to Oriental and tags him in. Oriental goes for a clothesline but SJK ducks and hits an Enziguri on Oriental now! SJK dives to his corner and tags in PR Flyer! Flyer hits a clothesline on Oriental followed by a 2nd one and then a Flying Forearm! Tinieblas comes in and Flyer connects with a Flying Knee! Flyer attempts to whip Tinieblas into the ropes but Tinieblas reverses it only to have Flyer spring out of the corner with a Flying Head Scissors Takeover! Oriental lays Flyer out from behind and then Rudisimo takes turns stomping on him. Rudisimo whips Flyer into the corner but Flyer springs to the top and hits a Moonsault onto Oriental! 1…2…NO Tinieblas breaks it up! SJK comes in but Tinieblas kicks him off with a front kick. Tinieblas then charges at him but SJK sidesteps him sending Tinieblas out to the floor again. SJK hits a Springboard Corkscrew Asai Moonsault onto Tinieblas on the floor! In the ring SJK and Oriental are exchanging punches as the hooded man runs in again this week! SJK and Oriental both jump the hooded man in black and Oriental tosses him to the floor. Another hooded masked man comes in and hits SJK with a Big Boot as the referee and Oriental are distracted by the first hooded masked man! Oriental rolls SJK up with a La Magistral Cradle…1…2…3!
Winners: Rudisimo via pinfall (La Magistral Cradle)
The announcers (and me) are confused as hell trying to figure out what the deal with these hooded men. It looked like “SL” was on the back of the hooded man’s robe.
In the back Rebecca Reyes chases the hooded guys through the back but they run to the parking lot and peel off in a car. She finds one of their robes that they dropped and confirms that it says “SL” on the robe.
We cut to The Right who are looking at one of Super Nova’s mask and they talk about taking all of the Luchadors masks. Petey says they should start a museum for all of the masks they’ll be taking.
Sydistiko vs. Marco Corleone
Footage of Treachery costing Marco the World Title a few weeks are shown as Sydistiko and Marco are set for this matchup. They lockup and Sydistiko gets Marco in a Waistlock, but Marco breaks it by pure strength. Sydistiko begs Marco away and then they lockup again and this time Sydistiko grabs Marco in a Side Headlock. Marco shoves Sydistiko into the ropes but then Sydistiko slides through Marco’s legs and locks in another Side Headlock. Marco picks Sydistiko up into the air and tosses him away. Sydistiko charges at Marco but eats a nasty Shoulder Block from the big man! Sydistiko rolls out to the floor to catch a breather. Sydistiko climbs up on the apron and hits a charging Marco with a Shoulder Block through the ropes. Sydistiko springs back into the ring and then kicks away at Marco and chops him on the ropes. Sydistiko attempts to whip Marco into the ropes but Marco reverses it and then hits Sydistiko with a Hip Toss. Marco follows up with a clothesline and then a Scoop Slam. 1…2…NO Sydistiko kicks out! Marco grabs Sydistiko by the leg but Sydistiko kicks him with the free leg. Marco stumbles into the corner and Sydistiko follows with a Running Forearm Smash. Sydistiko tries to whip Marco into the opposite corner but Marco reverses it. Sydistiko then floats up and over the charging Marco. Marco turns around and goes for a clothesline, but Sydistiko ducks and then goes for a Springboard Flying Cross Body out of the corner. Marco catches him in midair and sits Sydistiko up on the top rope. Marco fakes a punch and when Sydistiko flinches Marco then shoves him off the top rope. We see Rellik walking down to ringside and Marco immediately gets in his face but Sydistiko attacks him from behind and then slams him into the ring post. Sydistiko rolls Marco into the ring and Sydistiko dives off the top with a Diving Double Foot Stomp to the back of Marco! Sydistiko covers Marco and gets a nearfall of his own. Sydistiko chokes Marco on the ropes and then he kicks Marco in the back of the head and covers him for another nearfall. Sydistiko now locks in a Chinlock but Marco fights to his feet and breaks the hold with back elbows. Sydistiko grabs Marco and attempts to whip him into the ropes but Marco counters with a Russian Leg Sweep! Marco tosses Sydistiko into the ropes and connects with a shoulder block followed by a clothesline and then a back elbow. Marco whips Sydistiko into the ropes and hits a huge Backdrop! Marco charges at Sydistiko in the corner but Sydistiko gets a boot up and then springs to the top and dives off, but Marco ducks it. Marco then springs to the top showing his athleticism and dives off with a Flying Clothesline! Lizmark runs down to the ring and gets up on the apron but Marco knocks him off. Sydistiko charges at Marco but Marco sidesteps him sending Sydistiko through the ropes to the floor. Marco then dives over the top with Air Corleone onto Treachery on the floor! Marco rolls Sydistiko back in the ring and then hits the Mark of Excellence! Before Marco can cover him Treachery attacks him causing the DQ.
Winner: Corleone via DQ
Treachery beats on Marco until “HURRICANE” SHANE HELMS hits the ring and takes out Sydistiko and Rellik sending them to the floor! Helms looks at Lizmark and Lizmark bails out as Helms checks on Marco!
Back from the break Hurricane Helms has the microphone and he says he’s been watching LL-USA for quite some time now and he notices that Treachery loves to play the numbers game. Helms says he’s here now and he’s here to help his buddy Marco so if it’s a numbers game Lizmark wants then one he’ll get. Helms tells him to hide behind his buddies because his reign as LL-USA Champion is coming to an end. Treachery is pissed as Helms & Marco pose in the ring.
A vignette of Pequeno Halloween getting a massage is shown when Rebecca Reyes walks in and tells the lady giving him the massage to leave. She then starts giving him a massage and good lord have mercy she is hot. Rebecca says she wants to make their marriage work and then she unzips her top but as he starts getting exciting and Rebecca cuts him off and says she forgot something and leaves him hanging.
Back from the break a vignette airs of a shadowy man walking and then words “Got Blood” scrolling across the screen.
Mask vs. Hair Match
RJ Brewer w/Lizzy Valentine-Carter vs. Magno
Lizzy is Brewer’s new girlfriend. Brewer goes to attack Magno as he was making his entrance but Magno was ready and catches Brewer with a series of armdrags and then a dropkick. Magno whips Brewer into the ropes and hits a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker! 1…2…NO Brewer kicks out! Magno hits a Scoop Slam and then hits a Springboard Split Legged Moonsault! 1…2…NO Brewer kicks out! Brewer comes back and pokes Magno in the eyes and then puts the boots to Magno. Brewer connects with a European Uppercut and then he covers Magno for a nearfall of his own. Brewer attempts to whip Magno into the ropes but Magno reverses it and then goes for a clothesline, but Brewer ducks it only to get flung high up into the air by a backdrop from Magno. Magno attempts a clothesline but Brewer ducks and then goes for one of his own but Magno backdrops him over the top to the floor! Brewer climbs back up on the apron but Magno knocks him right back off with an Enziguri. The referee checks on Brewer and Petey Williams runs down to the ring but Super Nova runs down and jumps Petey! Petey and Nova brawl to the back.
Back from the break Brewer gets a nearfall on Magno. Brewer puts the boots to Magno and then hits a Vertical Suplex for another nearfall! Brewer trips Magno and then locks in the Sharpshooter! Magno fights it and almost taps out, but he continues to fight it and then rolls through the move! 1…2…NO Brewer kicks out and then jumps on Magno and hits him with rights and lefts. Brewer hits a Snapmare Takeover and then stretches Magno with a submission move. Magno fights this one and tries to counter it but Brewer hits him with a Back Suplex. 1…2…NO Magno kicks out again! Brewer is started to get frustrated now and he covers Magno again and again only gets a nearfall. Brewer shoves Magno into the corner and then charges at him, but Magno sidesteps Brewer which sends the American crashing through the turnbuckles into the ringpost! Magno rolls Brewer up and then through into a German Suplex! It’s the Chaos Theory (TNA’s Douglas Williams’ finisher)! Both men are down now. Magno is finally able to roll over and cover Brewer! 1…2…NO Brewer is able to kick out just in time! Brewer and Mango exchange forearms and right hands in the center of the ring now. Brewer kicks Magno and then hits the ropes but Magno hits a series of clotheslines and then a dropkick to the knees! 1…2…NO Brewer kicks out again! Magno goes to the apron and hits the Springboard Corkscrew Splash! 1…2…NO Brewer still kicks out! Magno goes for a Springboard Moonsault now but Brewer avoids it and then Backslides Magno! 1…2…NO Magno counters out only to eat a clothesline from Brewer. Lizzy hands Brewer something but the referee catches him. He takes the clippers that’s he handed him away and as he’s doing away with them she then hands Brewer a chain! Brewer KO’s Magno! 1…2…3!
Winner: Brewer via pinfall
The referee notices the chain hanging out of Brewer’s tights and then restarts the match! Brewer threatens the referee and Magno rolls him up out of nowhere! 1…2…NO Brewer kicks out! Brewer hits Magno with a big right hand then he puts Magno up on the top rope and takes a page out of the luchador’s book with a Frankensteiner off the top! Brewer then goes for a Boston Crab but Magno rolls him up out of nowhere with a Cradle! 1…2…3!
Lizzy Carter tries to stop the head shaving from going down but Mascarita Dorada runs down and carries her to the back. Brewer flips Magno off and tries to leave but Rocky Romero stops him on the ramp and beats Brewer back to the ring. Romero whips Romero into the ropes and locks in a Sleeper! Romero puts Brewer to sleep and then they put Brewer in the chair and Magno takes the clippers and shaves Brewer’s head! Brewer finally comes to and he freaks out when Magno holds the mirror up to him! Brewer screams that the war has just begun.
Next week the first LL-USA Tag Team Champions will be crowned!
Tonight was another fun LL-USA show with some really good wrestling. There was literally no good promos or vignettes tonight though. The Pequeno Halloween thing was funny but really the only promo all night was Hurricane’s and that’s never been his strong point.
The opener was another fun tag team match. LL-USA is really trying to establish the tag teams more with the Tag Titles match coming up. This hooded villains thing is interesting and I have no idea where it will go because they seem to help Treachery one week and attack them the next.
Sydistiko-Marco had a fun little match going on when Treachery jumped in. Hurricane in LL-USA will be fun because he’s always had a more high flying style. I think he will only be on a few shows, however, because he had that bad motorcycle wreck earlier this year and missed several TV tapings.
Mask vs. Hair (and Mask vs. Mask and Hair vs. Hair) is a HUGE part of Lucha Libre so bringing that into LL-USA was bound to happen and needed to happen. Brewer loses a little heat by losing his first two big matches (the Title match and this one). But we got a guy who is kind of using a “white power” type of gimmick (without technically using race) now with a shaved head. A skinhead. I wonder how they’re going to play that up. Things are definitely getting interesting though.
– Promo/Segment of the Night: Rebecca teasing Halloween
– Match of the Night: Mask vs. Hair (***)
– Overall Grade: B +
Scheduled for Next Week:
– LL-USA Tag Team Titles 3-Way Dance: Rudisimo vs. Treachery vs. Puerto Rican Powers