Pesta Negra/Super Porky match was exactly what you’d think it was.
Mistico vs Jushin Lyger was about what you’d expect, maybe even slightly better by the end if you’re not especially high on Mistico right now. I’m not sure I buy the idea that Mistico is only a great trios wrestler, because he was in some good singles matches (the one vs Black Warrior comes to mind) and it’s just more that he’s still doing either the same moves or even a stripped down version of the same matches. For all of CMLL’s idea of Mistico using New Moves! in 2009, his matches seem to be strictly headscissors, dive, rest, repeat. It seemed like there was more meat on the bone in the past.
CMLL (MON) 09/20 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) King Jaguar & Silver b Crazy Black & Mr. Rafaga
2) Artillero, Scorpion, Súper Comando b Centella de Oro, Lestat, Stigma
3) Bam Bam, Bracito de Oro, Pequeño Olímpico DQ Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Valiente DQ Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Strong Man b Atlantis, Jushin Lyger, Último Guerrero
No Shocker. La Mascara continues to fill in. Tecnicos take the last two falls to win. Sombra challenged Lyger to a title match, and Lyger just said no. I think Lyger’s going home with the title.
DQ in the semimain was for Negro fouling Mascara Dorada.
As expected, they had Mini Olimpico start on the rudo side, then they put him back on the tecnico side to actually do the turn. So bad.
The darkness of lucha Libre is what sets it apart from the WWE wrestling Americans are used to, and the creative team at Vox is banking on that supernatural element of lucha to set “Heroes” apart from other games on the market. In Mexico, the luchadores are “heroes from the underworld — a nasty, crazy world that they leave only to fight,” said Mr. Cortes.
This seems more a response to WWE’s PG direction than an accurate representation, unless all those parents are bringing their kids to these shows for the darkness. On the other hand, the main event scene often resembles a dystopia and pouring Draino on people is pretty dark, so I can see it.
I didn’t watch this weekend’s 100% Lucha, but I guess I really should’ve: this article says they fired La Masa on air. Hidden camera footage showed him drinking, having an incident with a woman, and getting arrested by police. This all sounds like an angle, but Masa’s denial sounds less like a storyline and more like someone as much confused as angry.