|Guest columnist: El Hijo del Gringo
Super Astros on Univision, airing 29 August 1999, taped 9 August in
Opening Credits. This is the penultimate episode.
The show opens with Titan flunky Marcelo detailing the reunion of Los Boriquas, which took place on last week's program. He then hypes the reunited gang, under the leadership of Savio Vega, taking on the other luchadors still under contract in today's Trios main event.
Your commentators are Carlos Cabrera and Hugo (I Miss Wendi Richter) Savinovich.
MINI (me) MAX vs. MINI NOVA
The usual minis match. Some high spots and plenty of comedy spots. The biggest pop comes when Max does the Bronco Buster on Nova. Nova wins with a roll-up. (4:30)
Maria Felipe (who hopefully survives the cancellation of Super Astros and becomes someone's valet) interviews the Boriquas' opponents in the main event. They all appear to talk trash, particularly Papi Chulo, based on the facial expressions of Ms. Felipe.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: MLS (Gooooooal!), Coca-Cola, Miller Lite (the one with the two TV detectives), a network show, a movie and a reminder that next week is the last episode of Super Astros.
Highlights from Summerslam. Viva Mick Foley!
Marcelo, in the control room, interviews Los Boriquas, in the locker room. Each member actually gets stick time, not just Savio.
PANTERA, APOLO DANTES & PAPI CHULO vs. an ad break.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Sports highlights (including Sammy Sosa), 1-800-Collect En Espanol, a movie, a show called "Rhythm of the Night" with dancers that put the Nitro Girls to shame and Christina (the Mexican equivalent of Sally Jesse Raphael).
LOS BORIQUAS - MIGUEL PEREZ (sans Dutch Mantell back hair), JOSE ESTRADA JR. & EL MERENGUERO (aka HURRICANE CASTILLO) vs. PANTERA, APOLO DANTES & PAPI CHULO
The match begins with a "Pier Seis" brawl. Estrada is thrown out of the ring and Dantes hits him with a flying Lou Thesz Press. In the ring, there are simultaneous planchas on opposite sides of the ring, Merenguero on Papi Chulo, Perez on Pantera.
Back in the ring, Dantes whips Estrada into the corner and hits a running clothesline. Tag to Pantera, who hits a flying dropkick into the corner. Tag to Papi Chulo, who whips Estrada out of the corner and hits a huracanrana. Tag into Dantes, who hits a drop kick from the top turnbuckle, which sends Estrada to the floor. Pantera then hits a tope on Estrada.
Back in the ring, Merenguero hits a drop kick on Dantes. Then he does a tope on Pantera on the floor. This leads to a tope by Dantes on Merenguero, but he doesn't quite get there (although Castillo does sell it). This is followed by a somersault plancha by Perez on Dantes and the sequence finishes with Papi Chula doing a corkscrew plancha onto the group, but Dantes takes the brunt of the move.
Back in the ring, Estrada vs. Pantera. Estrada hits a powerslam and then a military press. He tags in Merenguero, who whips Pantera into the ropes and hits a leg lariat. Pantera tags in Dantes, who is quickly on the end of a Merenguero German Suplex. Perez is tagged in and he does a standing moonsault on Dantes, getting a two count. Perez bounces off the ropes and is tripped by Papi Chulo. A three-on-one beat down on Perez begins as we go to commercial.
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As we return from break, Dantes hits Perez with a double axehandle off the top rope while Papi Chulo is holding him in an armbar. Dantes hits a drop kick and a flying body press for a two count. Dantes distracts the referee while his partners do a kick down on Perez. Some chops by Dantes in the corner (WHOO!) and a missed move into the corner leads to the EN FUEGO TAG on Merenguero. Some quick action quickly leads to all six men back in the ring, but soon it is down to Merenguero and Pantera. The masked man hits a second rope moonsault for a two count, but get crotched by Merenguero when he goes for another from the top rope. Merenguero then hits a reverse superplex for the pin. (8:48)
The reunited Boriquas hug in the middle of the ring and each poses in a corner as we get the credits.
El Hijo Del Gringo
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