taped 2014-10-28 @ Arena México
Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito: [OK] By the numbers minis match. Maybe there is no secret rudo trio, but the improved teamwork is more because there’s really only five healthy regular rudos around – Pierroth, Olímpico, Demus, Mercurio, and Nitro – and that makes easier to get used to each other. (Also, they lost Warrior.) Not that this was all smoothly worked, with a couple glaring Shockercito related missteps during the match. Another match where the strictly applying rules referee for who was the captain between falls.
Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr.: [OK] I may not be paying enough attention, because I could not figure out how Soberano was everywhere in this match until he did the dive and I realized Star Jr. was wearing the same colors. All three técnicos were a good team and seemingly excited to be working together (when they were working – they might have been watching a rehearsal when they’re on the apron.) This was a more energetic match than usual with this level of guys even if a lot of the third fall was very routine. I had this short of “Good” but there was promise here for the future.
Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado: [OK] I’ve seen too many matches between these teams. This one was fine, with the técnicos actually winning for once, but there was not a lot that otherwise separated it. Sagrado continues to improve as a rudo and it’d be interesting to see in a singles match, but then he never got many of those as a técnico either.
Rey Escorpión © vs Ángel de Oro for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship: [GREAT] Angel de Oro wrestling the best match of his life to win the biggest match of his life so far. There were still the usual Angel de Oro spots, but he also mixed it up a lot more and just wrestled as if having an interesting match matter to him. Even with Angel de Oro stepping up, this is not nearly as good a match without a rudo as good as Rey Escorpion. He carried the action a long way and added the drama. Match was always interesting and never just a collection of near falls, and the ending sequence was great too. Good for the Angel de Oro, better for the Angel de Oro fan.
Super Porky, Titán, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys: [OK] TRT tried to be mean guys, but there’s only so seriously you can be taken when you’re in there with Super Porky. This was a short somewhat comedy match which really should’ve been the semimain, but so it goes. We’re nto even getting the fun Terrible/Titan sequences of before. It did seem laid out as a correct to the bad last few months for TRT, with them winning totally clean, but they’d need far more than one match to fix that. It felt more like their name just got pulled out of the hat.