taped @ Arena Coliseo, 03/27/2011
Bobby Zavala, Hijo del Signo, Hombre Bala Jr. vs Inquisidor, Mortiz, Rayo Tapatío I: Zavala & Signo are ill suited for being tecnicos, but were fine here. Weird that Hombre Bala’s big showcase dive isn’t a straight tope – he is the bulletman, after all.
Rush, Toscano, Valiente vs Mephisto, Misterioso Jr., Rey Bucanero: Really didn’t like this one much, as much for the layout as anything. Bucanero’s being set up (with a 1 week build!) for a title shot against Rush…so he runs away from Rush thru the match, for no reason other than he is Rush and he is mighty. Bucanero doesn’t want a match with Rush, Bucanero isn’t the champion, why should I want to see them have a match? Okay, let’s go with that anyway, Bucanero runs because he can’t match up with Rush, and then the finish is…Bucanero beats Rush, completely clean, with a powerbomb. No feet on the rope, no foul, no Zacarias interference, Bucanero just beats the big scary guy, who’s not actually that tough after all. Sure, Bucanero earns a title shot, but it’s a match between a scared guy and a beatable guy. Not a good build.