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Round Two of the Cueto Cup began this week, and the bad news is, the Cueto Cup has put a serious damper on the story and vignette stuff. We didn't even get an installment of Mundo Vs. Mysterio fake documentary this wee. Just an acknowledgment that Fenix knows Aerostar is a time traveler, and a further episode in the attempt by Brenda and Famous B to woo Tejano as a client.
But then Taya and Jeremiah Crane went to fuckin' town on each otherin a solid match that Crane won, as per my prediction.
And then Paul London somehow acquitted himself ably against Mil Muertes, in what I was sure was going to be a total squash. This, of course, sets up the Crane-Muertes confrontation that storylines demand.
And in the main event, Fenix pulled out a squeaker against Marty The Moth despite Mariposaference (some thwarted by Melissa Santos, who's attracted to Fenix and is the object of Marty's obsession. This led to a gnarly final sequence in which Marty took a fork and spent many minutes digging into Fenix' scalp post-match while Santos screamed and begged him to stop. It's the latest escalation to Marty's overall danger level, which is good, but mabye sixty to ninety seconds less of it might have had the same effect.