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[1991-08-17-W*ING-1st Take Off Tour] The Headhunters vs Dos Caras & El Fantasma

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I dunno if that moonsault headbutt was what the Headhunter was going for, but a regular press would have worked a lot better. Fantasma looked good, especially for a big lucha musclehead, and Dos had a fun opening flurry, but there wasn't much to this. The fanboy after-the-fact overdubbed commentary was real, real distracting--and would have been moreso if I'd understood what they were saying.

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Weird venue that felt like a wrestling exhibition at a festival or something. Match was pretty blah overall and Dos Caras didn't add a lot to the proceedings.

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This seemed very...amateur. Fantasma looked really silly making such a big deal drawing attention to his upcoming chair shot and then doing a Lance Storm. Where's Garetta? It looks like I've caught up with him in 1991 and now missing his take on things.

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I'm here, DR. I took some time off to refresh my brain and tend to some other things that I'd neglected for too long.

 

As for this bout, it was weird, to say the least. There was a fair bit of action, but very little tag team continuity. What there was of it, the Mexicans had, as I don't think the Headhunters tagged more than once in the whole match. But the moonsault got the win for them anyway, as sloppy as it looked. That finish was a bit of a surprise to me, as I was sure that the guy would miss, which would lead to a hot tag by the Mexican team.

 

I've heard the name Headhunters before, of course, but where has this particular incarnation worked? I thought I remembered a team called the New Guinea Headhunters in Continental during the mid-to-late eighties. Are these the same guys?

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Not the same guys, the fat twin Headhunters debuted in 87. They mostly worked the hardcore circuit: ECW, W*ing, FMW, IWA, and some in Mexico and Puerto Rico too.

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So I guess 2 cheap Abdullah knock-offs is better than 1. And one of them can do a moonsault, yay? Be nice if they were anything beyond serviceable in the ring. And I feel like I'm being generous giving them that. Fantasma throws a nice dropkick, but it seems like that's all he's good for. This match was....really forgettable.

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