taped 2015-01-30 @ Gimnasio Agustín Millán, Toluca, Estado de México
All this recaps are done (usually) within a week of airing, even though they turn up on here months later (and the captions don’t get written until now.) I want to leave my thoughts of the matches as they were at the time, but obviously that means there’s going to be some weirdness when it comes to Perro Aguayo Jr. I’m going to leave my comments as they are for all these matches, but pull me back if I’ve missed something inappropriate.
Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Drago, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown: [good] really strong minis match with a lot of excitement and only a few flaws. Mini Drago looked stellar, especially on the four rotation headscissors spot with Mini Psycho Clown. I think Psycho got hurt on the double German suplex spot (which was crazy) only for him to come up strong at the end. AAA really has something in that guy. Everyone else looked good and there felt like a direction in the match, even if it was just a random trios minis match. Mascarita Divina banging his head off the floor in an ugly matter makes it a bit tougher to enjoy or recommend the match.
Bengala, Drago, Faby Apache vs Joe Lider, Súper Fly, Taya Valkyrie: [good] better than expected but I didn’t expect much rudo trio I didn’t expect much. Everyone worked well together, and Drago & Bengala had some surprisingly good team work. Maybe Lider is leaving his belt on for the back support? I dunno. He was less annoying than usual here and took a big monkey flip to the floor. Injury bit with Super Fly seemed more like an angle, especially with Mini Psycho’s powerbomb to finish the previous match seeming much more painful.
Fénix, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.: [good] there’s a really good match here with a big dead spot in the middle and some iffy action around that. The rudos controlled early, the técnicos came back – and were a little bit hesitant, as if everyone was waiting for everyone else to go ahead – and then chairs and a big section of dry wall were brought to the ring. Match was going fine without the weapon spots and it doesn’t make any sense for the técnicos to bring them in to play. People sweeping the ring while a match is going on looked absurd, and the match just generally slowed way down for four minutes after the big spot – they shoudl’ve saved it for the finish if they were going to do it. It eventually turned into a break with no action, and was only bearable because of the active Toluca crowd. They really should’ve gone to a break and come back with the match going again. It took a while to get the match at a high level again, with the first few minutes feeling just like guys getting the moves in, but they were at an excellent level the last couple minutes. Worth watching even if you have to jump around or fast forward a bit and an edited version would rate higher. Fantasma and Fenix worked well together.
Finish looked super painful, and looked like Fenix nearly lost Fantasma and really dropped him on his head. Three finishes with the doctor out is a bit much for one show. Myzteziz ripping up Perro’s shirt in response to Perro ripping up his mask was a nice touch. They kept that feud going well even without them playing into the finish. Psycho fit in well in a more athletic match than some of the ones he’s done and Pentagon remains awesome.