taped 2015-02-27 @ Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
Gotita de Plata, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., Mamba, Pegasus: [OK] disappointing, not quite on the level of the rest of the openers recent, with a few things going wrong near the finish. The técnicos generally looked good and the regular rudos were at their usual level. Pegasus didn’t show much, with the Volador Spiral II type move his own positive memorable moment. He and Gotita had something big edited out early, then the Spanish Fly for the finish went very poorly. They never showed a replay, but it looked like Ludxor lost his balance right away and it turned into a luchador sandwich on impact. The angle to turn him face at the end seemed very optimistic, since it felt unlikely we’d see him again any time soon. Gotita looked really good in his sequences, and got chopped very loudly by Carta Brava. Luxdor looked better athletically than Venom, but Venom was better at comedy.
Texano Jr. vs Murder Clown, Machine Rocker, Bengala in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament match and in a tournament semifinal match: [ok] Good first half, slowed down when it got down to the final two, but still probably the best three minute match Texano is going to have with Murder Clown. Machine Rocker looked super while he got stick around. Match was laid out well, especially in that first section, and with the idea that none of the other three could hang with Texano one on one. Tirantes rooting and coaching Texano while making fair counts was odd.
El Patrón Alberto, Fénix, Myzteziz vs Brian Cage, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.: [great] spectacular main event. The idea was to get Cage over as a dangerous opponent and they seemed to do that, but his partners Fantasma and Pentagon looked outstanding in this match the entire way. Their offense looked great, and they were in the right places for the técnicos at all times. Crowd was way into the match and Alberto, but also got into the many big spots in this match. Fenix quietly walking the ropes in the background of a shot to headscissors Fantasma was the craziest spot in a match of a lot of spots. If there’s flaws, it was that it was just a lot of spots – the rudos controlled earlier, but it just was just a lot of things happening after that with no build up to them happening or any order to the events until the finish. Cage did here what he does elsewhere, more flying moves than he really needs to do. If he hasn’t already done the standing moonsault and the 619 (???) earlier, the springboard moonsault at the end would’ve been a memorable spot.