taped 2012-03-06 @ Arena Mexico
Metálico & Starman vs Namajague & Shigeo Okumura: A good match to see if you want to see Metálico and Namajague chopping each other a lot. Otherwise, maybe not so much. One of the things that is different about how lucha libre is done is this sort of match would never go fifteen minutes in another promotion; Starman & Metálico are two matches lower than Namajague & Okumura on most days and there’s no plans to change that, but they still had both teams working as essentially even with Okumura barely pulling it out for his team. Everyone gets a chance to look good, but there’s no sense anyone is much better than anyone else, they just happened to be scheduled in different ranges of matches.
Dragon Lee vs Titán, Cancerbero, Stigma, Camaleón, Soberano Jr., Bobby Zavala, Cholo [torneo Sangre Nueva]: There were a lot of guys with not much experience, and even less in matches like this, and if you had to pick the one who looked the least ready for this kind of match, you’d pick the guy who won. Dragon Lee quite nearly ended himself on his dive, and had other subtler screw ups in this match. He’s not worthless, but he continues to be pushed past his level of consistency. Camaleón & Soberano, two guys who are not going to be pushed soon if ever, both looked much smoother. They must feel Dragon Lee has something that none of these other guys have, but I can’t really see it. Match was actually pretty good for essentially rookie match. Zavala also impressed, and I thought Stigma did a good job for his big first match in Mexico City.
Diamante, La Máscara, Sagrado vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis: I know the finishes suggest this is about Psicosis and Mascara, but it seems to me it’s Mije getting his revenge for the 100 times Mascara has kicked him during a match in the last year. Wait until Zacarais’ plan comes thru. This was the same sort of match they’ve done before, and I’m not sure my new found love of Psicosis is going to over power my new found hate of Mascara.
Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger for the Mexican National Trios Championship: This was really good. I liked this more than the Guadalajara title match (though not quite as much as the title change.) Teams really mixed well. Reyes del Atlantida continue to be great fun, and this might is the best TRT match I can think of with the current configuration. Tiger matched up well here; he was better than Bucanero here. Maya & Terrible worked really well together, especially given the different sizes. That’s a goofy singles match I want to see at some point, but I’m pretty happy having seen this one.