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[TV Review] ‘WWE MAIN EVENT’ 10.21.2020 – Ricochet vs. Metalik, Carrillo vs. Garza

COMMENTATORS: Tom Phillips & Byron Saxton

This week’s Main Event could pass for an episode of 205 Live as Ricochet takes on Gran Metalik of the Lucha House Party, and Humberto Carrillo faces off with cousin/enemy (cousinemy?) Angel Garza.

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  • Ricochet vs. Gran Metalik (**3/4)
  • Humberto Carrillo vs. Angel Garza (***)

*****

Ricochet vs. Gran Metalik [w/ Lince Dorado]

Metalik tries a rana, Ricochet flips and lands on his feet. Ricochet tries an armdrag, Metalik cartwheels out of that. More flips, more counters, Ricochet breaks it up with a slam and an elbowdrop for a two-count. Metalik catches Ricochet with a float-over headscissors and a dropkick for a two-count, but mistakenly antagonizes his opponent and Ricochet bounces back with a springboard moonsault, rana, and a standing shooting star press but Metalik kicks out of the pinfall attempt. Ricochet escapes a Metalik Driver attempt, kicks Metalik in the face, and concludes with the Kickback for the 1…2…3.

Ricochet defeated Gran Metalik via pinfall (5 minutes and change)

  • Whoops forget to pay attention to the time. My bad. Short match but a spirited one, two flippy dudes doing what they do best. Happy to get a little more Gran Metalik in my wrestling diet. (**3/4)

Humberto Carrillo vs. Angel Garza

Apparently these folks are family and have a long history of being both partners and opponents. I’ll take their word for it. Garza controls the arm to start, Carrillo takes him to the mat with a springboard side headlock takeover. Garza gets sent to the floor and stops Carrillo mid-back handspring on the apron with a superkick, finally removing his tearaway pants so we know the match is REALLY starting as the commercial break hits.

Back live and Garza remains in control with armbar both single and double at one point. Carrillo catches Garza with a right, Garza crotches him on the middle buckle and full force kicks him in the thighs. Carrillo rolls Garza up, Garza kicks out and Carrillo uses the momentum to come back with a low springboard kick to the teeth. Carrillo continues the comeback, including a beautiful missile dropkick but Garza kicks out in the nick of time. Garza catches Carillo with a superkick out of nowhere and follows up with the Wing Clipper for the 1…2…3.

Angel Garza defeated Humberto Carrillo via pinfall (7:25 shown)

  • Good match. Carrillo’s springboard moves are effortless and I’m always down to experience the Garza swagger. Is Main Event good or have I just had a good three weeks? (***)

*****

FINAL THOUGHTS: A couple of fun albeit inconsequential matches. Would have fit right in on old WCW syndicated TV.

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