American Luchacore: Movin’ On Up

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Philadelphia, PA – 9.20.2009

Frightmare vs. Soldier Ant vs. James Avery vs. Facade vs. Tyler Veritas vs. Grizzly Redwood

Frightmare takes down Soldier Ant with a quesadora armdrag. A Lucha sequence ends with Frightmare taking him over with a step-up Frankensteiner. Soldier Ant comes off the second rope with a saluting armdrag and dropkicks Frightmare to the floor. Redwood attacks Soldier Ant from behind. Soldier Ant double knuckle drags him into a pair of pin attempts. He headscissors Redwood to the ropes. Redwood pitches him out. He shoulder blocks Facade and logrolls his legs out. Facade trips him and nails a spin kick. Avery throws Facade out. Veritas armdrags Avery. He enzuigiri’s him to the floor. Redwood cuts off Veritas’ dive attempt. Redwood and Avery form a makeshift team, wearing down Veritas in the near right corner. Veritas ends up backdropping Avery to the floor and suicide diving after him. Redwood takes down his suspenders. Frightmare drops down the top rope to send him to the floor. He tope con hilo’s onto Avery, Veritas, and Redwood. Facade and Soldier Ant exchange pin attempts. Facades flubs a springboard DDT because of course he does. He monkey flips Soldier Ant and does the deal with a Falcon Arrow for two. Redwood double axe handles Facade. Veritas O’Coonor Rolls Redwood into a half nelson suplex. Frightmare lands Kneecolepsy on Veritas. Avery lifts Frightmare into a German suplex and powerbombs him. Facade lands a springboard enzuigiri on Avery. Facade does a shooting star press, which turns into a shooting star headbutt due to his lack of rotation and gets the pin 8:21. Of all the people in this match, Facade gets the win? Then again, it’s American Luchacore, so who cares? I guess this was fine? *

Lince Dorado vs. Joe Gacy

Holy cow, Gacy is such a Sami Callihan rip off from his looks. He shrugs off Dorado’s initial offense. Dorado armdrags him to the corner and drop toe holds Gacy onto the second rope. Gacy avoids a tiger feint kick. Dorado headscissors him to the floor. Dorado hops over an attack from Gacy. Gacy takes him down with a modified neckbreaker. He delivers some shots to Dorado’s chest. Gacy hip tosses Dorado and chokes him with his boot. He applies a chinlock. Dorado fights out. Gacy lands a lariat. He rubs his forearm into Dorado’s face. Gacy press slams him for two. Dorado headscissors Gacy to the floor. Gacy grabs a chair, which Dorado baseball slide dropkicks into his face. Dorado spaceman plancha’s into the crowd and onto Gacy! In the ring, Dorado lands a springboard seated senton. He spinkicks Gacy in the side of the head. Gacy gives him a Saito suplex. Dorado kicks out. He brings Gacy off the top rope with a Frankensteiner. The Lynxsault only gets him a two count. Gacy spins out Dorado into a backbreaker for two. Gacy misses a diving forearm. Dorado kicks him in the head thrice. A shooting star press gets Dorado the win at 8:43. I can’t get over how much of a Sami Callihan knock off Gacy is. His gear (down to the necklace), arsenal, mannerisms, everything is ripped right from his book. Dorado’s spaceman dive is the most impressive thing I have ever seen him do. Gacy was incredibly rough around the edges here, but he and Dorado had a serviceable bout. *¼

Amasis & Ophidian vs. Devon Moore & Drew Blood

Amasis and Blood exchange wristlocks. Amasis makes Blood do a little dancing. Ophidian and Moore tag in. Ophidian ducks a clothesline and Skins the Snake into a headscissors. He dropkicks Moore and Deja vu’s into a prawn hold for two. The Portal give Moore the Slave Initiation. Moore rolls to the floor after taking a backdrop. Amasis looks to dive but eats a haymaker from Moore. Notorious Inc. beat down Amasis until Blood misses a missile dropkick. Ophidian flies in with a springboard crossbody. He gives Moore a trifecta of forearm strikes, sending him out. Blood forearms Ophidian out, but Ophidian catches Moore with a headscissors on his way out. Amasis comes off the top with a shoulder tackle to Blood. Ophidian moonsaults onto Blood for two. Moore cracks Amasi with a Haymaker. Blood gives Ophidian a spinning fisherman’s suplex. Moore comes off the top with an elbow drop. Amasis makes the save. He drops Moore with the Twist of Funk. Blood breaks the pin. He dumps Amasis on his head with a half-nelson suplex. Ophidian drives his knees into Blood’s chest. Moore counters Ophidian’s headscissors by dropping him stomach and face first on the canvas. Ophidian palm strikes Moore to stop him from coming off the top. Moore is brought down with the Pyramid suplex. Blood again breaks the pin. The Portal hypnotize Blood. Moore yakuza kicks Ophidian. However, Amasis rolls up Moore while Blood is hypnotized for the pin at 11:12. This flew by and had some very good action. Not much else to add. **½

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