taped 2013-08-18 @ Arena Mexico
Diamante Azul vs Euforia in a lightning match: Diamante Azul showcase, with Euforia in there to take all Azul’s moves and get in just enough offense to make this last six minutes. Euforia works well with everyone. Azul looks like a guy who has some nice power moves, and no particular connection with the crowd.
Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Pólvora: Trios champions lose to a makeshift team that’s not going to be challenging for the trios titles is a trademark move of the hat. Pólvora had a rough match, everyone else was fine. Poor Valiente kept getting dropped by Mr. Niebla’s slaps and never got his revenge.
La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys for the Mexican National Trios Championship: Great job of editing this match to get rid of the mistake seen in the live version (and generally doing it smooth enough not to stick out as editing.) There’s nothing that could be done with the second fall finish and things were a bit muddled when everyone was in the ring during the third fall, but this still comes out as a good match in the version presented here. Vangelis fit in well with his teammates and as rival of Rush; you could imagine them doing a hair match some random Monday in Puebla. Champions have a couple of team spots that look good, most of all the double superkick. It’s still a work in progress but it’s progressing.