El Hijo del Santo vs Felino
Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:49 PM
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:09 AM
Posted 16 November 2015 - 06:06 PM
None of that subtle or intricate matwork shit here--this consists of bombs, bombs, and for the occasional change of pace, bombs. And what bombs they are--Santo hits some absolutely gorgeous dives and Felino unleashes some pretty killer offense that has Santo dead on numerous occasions, but Santo gets out of it with some heartstopping rope escapes. Bestia Salvaje trips Felino coming off the ropes and an incensed Negro Casas runs in and attacks Santo for the DQ. Not really the best finish ever but it worked in the sense that I want more, more, more of this feud. A low-level MOTYC right here.
Posted 09 November 2016 - 12:43 AM
Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:31 AM
Everything that Santo does looks incredibly smooth and slick. The plancha, cross body and belly to belly spots in particular all looked awesome. He makes wrestling looks like violent ballet and I mean that as a compliment. Felino gets the first fall with an interesting looking leg submission. This ends up frustrating Santo who starts heeling it up, much to the fan's disapproval. Felino nearly manages to put away Santo many times, but is ultimately saved by the rope breaks. There are quite a few rope breaks here, although they add to the drama and excitement to the match as apposed to being a weak way for the match to carry on without relying on too many straight kickouts. The non-finish hurts this, but there's certainly worse ways to spend 15 minutes.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:57 AM
Loved the way this started off. Both guys were fired up to get this going. Santo sold the hell out of that second rope DDT in the second fall. Which was great, because it could have ended the match for him. But, he was smart enough to get out of the ring. I didn't really like how the second fall ended. I wasn't sure why Felino could punch Santo, but then let him climb the turnbuckle, hug him, then do a belly-to-belly suplex (without trying to fight him off). I also didn't really like the feet stuck to the bottom of a rope spot that started the third fall. Santo looked really great on offense. I liked his use of the ropes for dramatic near falls. Overall, I thought this was pretty good. The post-match angle was really entertaining. I think *** is probably about right.
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