AAA’s eight-week Lucha Capital tournament rolls on with its second season. Episode 7 featured the women having the best match once again, a possible Aerostar injury, and set the table for next week’s finale.
36 luchadores are split into twelve teams of three. The matches will be three-way dances with the winner earning points for their team. Three men’s teams and two women’s teams advance to the semifinals, then only one luchador and one luchadora will be crowned Lucha Capital champ in the finale. The venue is Pinche Gringo BBQ restaurant in Mexico City. The Lucha Capital preview will get you caught up on the participants and teams. Also, check out the recaps for episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, episode 5, and episode 6.
Episodes can be viewed live on AAA’s Facebook page airing at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday nights. The participants for episode 7 (here) were:
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- Argenis vs Carta Brava Jr.
- Dave the Clown vs Abismo Negro Jr. vs Villano III Jr.
- Keyra vs La Hiedra vs Lady Shani
- Puma King vs Aerostar vs Pagano
- Mocho Cota Jr. vs Taurus vs Psycho Clown
The regular crew of Vampiro and La Regia as hosts with Jose Manuel Guillen and Adrian Mendoza on Spanish commentary opened the show. Copetes Salazar was the referee.
Argenis vs Carta Brava Jr.
AAA realized their mathematical error from last week, so they had a singles bout worth one point to break the 6th place tie. Remember that the top 6 teams advance to the elimination round.
This rudo bout started rowdy with a suicide dive from Argenis and a tope con hilo from Carta Brava Jr. Argenis almost won with a Spanish Fly, but Brava kicked out. Brava had the move of the match with a back-to-belly driver on the apron. He hit that same move in the center of the ring to win.
Carta Brava Jr. defeated Argenis.
Dave the Clown vs Abismo Negro Jr. vs Villano III Jr.
Bonus match with no effect on the tournament. These three were a team but failed to score a single point. Time to determine basement-dweller supremacy.
Dave the Clown and Abismo Negro Jr. often double-teamed Villano III Jr. Move of the match was an electric chair German suplex. Villano was on Abismo’s shoulders when Dave German suplexed Abismo.
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In the end, Villano hit a double Spanish Fly to both opponents at the same time. He pinned Dave to win.
Villano III Jr. defeated Dave the Clown and Abismo Negro Jr.
Keyra vs La Hiedra vs Lady Shani
This women’s match was hard hitting with constant action. All three showed great determination as they wrestled with the stakes of earning a trip to the finals for their team. In the end, Lady Shani submitted Keyra to win. The long sequence began with a guillotine submission to a camel clutch to an Oklahoma roll variation to a rear naked choke and finally into an armbar as Shani wore Keyra down in pain.
Lady Shani defeated Keyra and La Hiedra. The team of Lady Shani, Faby Apache, and Big Mami advance to the finals to battle among themselves.
Jose Manuel Guillen and Adrian Mendoza explained the rules for the men’s elimination round. 6 teams tonight. 2 advance to the finals. Fan vote will save one member of each losing team to advance to the finale.
Puma King vs Aerostar vs Pagano
Top move was a Doomsday neckbreaker as Aerostar was on Puma King’s shoulders and Pagano did the flying.
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Aerostar may have legitimately injured his arm on a springboard splash. He rolled out of the ring immediately and was attended to by medical personnel ringside.
For the beginning of the end, Pagano dragged Aerostar back into the ring for a vicious catapult into the turnbuckles.
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Puma hit Pagano with a German suplex, running double knees, and a powerbomb. Puma then rolled Aerostar into an armbar submission. The pain was too intense for the spaceman as he tapped.
I have to assume Aerostar’s injury was a work. Otherwise, he’d be insane to not audible from the armbar finish. Whatever the case, Aerostar was taken out on a stretcher.
Puma King defeated Aerostar and Pagano. The team of Puma King, Flamita, and Bengala advance to the finals.
Mocho Cota Jr. vs Taurus vs Psycho Clown
Top move was a frog splash by Mocho Cota Jr. For the finish, Psycho Clown went wild with his whipping strap. He did the usual routine of whacking the referee into kissing his crotch. While the ref had his back turned in pain, Taurus kicked Psycho in the balls from behind. Taurus hit a spear on Psycho to win.
Taurus defeated Mocho Cota Jr. and Psycho Clown. The team of Taurus, Rich Swann, and Willie Mack advance to the finals.
Guillen announced the winners of the fan vote. It will be Hijo del Vikingo vs Pagano vs Psycho Clown vs Carta Brava Jr. next week.
The elimination round for episode 7 of Lucha Capital’s second season was electric. All the bouts were wrestled with fire and desire to advance. There were more fans in attendance and it made a difference in atmosphere. As for match recommendations, I’d go with the women’s bout as tops followed by Puma King vs Aerostar vs Pagano.
To clarify about next week’s finale, the women’s final will be Lady Shani vs Faby Apache vs Big Mami. The men will have three semifinals bouts: Puma King vs Flamita vs Bengala, Taurus vs Rich Swann vs Willie Mack, and Hijo del Vikingo vs Pagano vs Psycho Clown vs Carta Brava Jr. The winners of those three matches will compete in the final final.
Which match was your favorite from episode 7? Which luchador impressed the most? Do the finale matches excite you enough to watch?