What happened: Volador & Cavernario won this block of the Parejas Increible tournament. Carístico suffered an elbow injury in the block final, but returned to finish the match. Both the teams of Mascara 2000 & Máximo and Diamante Azul & Pierroth had problem as a team, with the later ending with the other Ingobernables beating up and unmasking Azul.
Rush also feuded with Atlantis in his trios match. Astral’s debut as a técnico ended in an embarrassing straight falls when Principe Diamante hurt himself with a ramp running climb up move and the rudos decided to end the match early.
What was good: Volador & Cavernario carried the show, with their opening round match against Puma & Cometa and the block final being the most watchable matches on the show. The final gets derailed for a while by Caristico’s injury but still turns out ok. The women and Atlantis trios were solid but nothing special.
Where can I watch it: Check twitter.
Match 1: Astral & Príncipe Diamante vs Cancerbero & Raziel
Arena México, 02/10/2017
- Raziel suplex, Cancerbero silla Astral (6:42)
- Raziel nudo Maldito Principe Diamante (7:14)
- Raziel nudo Principe Diamante (3:47)
- Cancebrero motocicelta Astral (4:34)
Match Time: 11:48
Notes: Principe Diamante slipped while trying to do a rope climb up springboard and crashed into the ring just as the comeback was supposed to start. Instead of that comeback, the rudos just beat the técnicos quickly.
Review: [below average] match was mostly fine, but it was so weirdly a showcase for the wrong guys that this gets downgraded a little bit. Maybe they were supposed to take the second fall and the rudos improvised, but the correct move is to give Astral the miracle win over both rudos before a quick third fall, not to humiliate him in his debut because his partner screwed up. The resulting flow of the match meant this was really a showcase for the rudos, with the técnicos coming off as guys who ought to be relegated back to the mini division. Astral should not expect big things out of his move any time soon.
Match 2: Sanely, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
Arena México, 02/10/2017
- Princesa Sugehit fujiwara armbar Dalys (8:17)
- Dalys tapatia Princesa Sugehit (2:38)
- La Dulzua on Sanely (2:44)
- Amapola Devil’s Wings Silueta (2:44)
Winner: rudas (2/3)
Match Time: 13:39
Notes: Sanely replaced Estrellita
Review: [ok] This was another weird one, but maybe more by design: the tecnicas got in offense early, the rudas turned it around, and then the comeback that always happened pretty much didn’t happen. The rudas just destroyed them in the end and looked better most of the way. Dalys had some moments where she seemed off or on railed, going thru whatever the plan was despite others not ready for her, and the end of the first fall looked off. Most of the action up to that point in the first fall looked good and I could see case for going higher on this match than I did.
Match 3: Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs La Máscara, Ripper, Rush
Arena México, 02/10/2017
- La Mascara double knee smash Stuka (2:58)
- Ripper senton Valiente (3:14)
- Stuka torpedo splash Ripper (2:30)
- Valiente buster on La Mascara (2:38)
- Rush corner dropkick Atlantis (5:33)
Winner: rudos (1/3)
Match Time: 11:25
Notes: Rush & Atlantis feuded all match, with Rush ripping Atlantis’ mask so bad that he had to walk him to the back so he could get another one. Atlantis came back, but ended up losing clean.
Review: [ok] mostly the Tuesday special in the first few falls, with them doing just enough to be professional and not much more. The Rush/Atlantis feuding added a bit more to it and will get everyone talking again. Atlantis showed good fire before he lost. The Ingobernables were more into the match than they have been on some of those Tuesdays, and this seemed like the best undercard match of the show, but just nothing that important unless it goes somewhere.
The rest of the show was Block A of the Parejas Increible tournament.
4: Seeing battle royal (2:38)
5: Máscara Año 2000 & Máximo defeated Blue Panther & Tiger (5:36) – This started slow with Máximo and Mascara issues and never got much better.
6: Cavernario & Volador Jr defeated Puma & Rey Cometa (4:43) – a really good sprint for the time they had, which felt like more than 5 minutes.
7: Diamante Azul & Pierroth defeated Kráneo & Marco Corleone (4:03) – Azul & Pierroth fought constantly thru the match, but still won pretty easily (while stealing each other’s pins.) Azul caught Marco’s Aero Italia.
8: Carístico & Mephisto defeated Ángel de Oro & Rey Bucanero (0:23) – Rey Bucanero attacked his partner for no reason immediately after the match started and Caristico’s team easily won instantly. Bucanero unmasked Angel de Oro after the match.
9: Cavernario & Volador Jr. defeated Máscara Año 2000 & Máximo (2:45) – Máximo & Mascara had more issues leading to their loss
10: Carístico & Mephisto defeated Diamante Azul & Pierroth (2:54) – Diamante Azul & Pierroth did not fight at all during the match until Carístico saved Mephisto from a double clothesline spot and Pierroth & Azul hit each other instead. Pierroth knocked Azul down with an elbow smash which bizarrely was enough for both of them to be pinned. Rush and La Mascara helped beat up Diamante Azul post match and he was left maskless (with Carístico & Mephisto watching from a distance but not getting involved.)
11: Cavernario & Volador Jr. defeated Carístico & Mephisto (9:21) – longest match on the show. An early section of mirror spots ended with both Volador and Carístico diving into the crowd, but Carístico suffered an elbow injury. The match halted for over a minute, until Volador took Carístico away from the doctor, knocked him down, and had Cavernario do a splash from to the floor to take Carístico out of action for the moment. Mephisto battled outnumbered for a couple minutes until Carístico got his elbow wrapped and returned to the match. Volador & Cavernario were able to beat Carístico first, Mephisto rallied again to defeat Volador. As Mephisto got up from the pin, Cavernario pulled him into the cavernaria for the win. Volador & Cavernario advance to 020/11 face next week’s winner.