The Crash: 2017-02-25 

everyone down

Recapped: 05/03/2017

Just a little bit behind. This is back when VideosLuchas 3000 appeared to be the official video crew for the show, since they were watermarking all their video with Crash logos heavily. All matches were taped in Auditroio de Tijuana on February 25.


Flamita turns around matches quick

Flamita © defeated Séptimo Dragón to keep the The Crash Cruiserweight championship (16:39, phoenix splash, great, via videoslucha3000)

Black Danger, Tiago, Último Maldito beat Arkángel Divino, Black Boy, Oraculo (9:58, Black Danger & Tiago fouled Black Boy & Oraculo, ok, via videoslucha3000)

Bestia 666, Juventud Guerrera, Laredo Kid beat Máscarita Dorada, Willie Mack, Zumbi  (14:22 including a 1:22 dance break, Juventud brainbuster Máscarita Dorada, ok, via videoslucha3000)

Daga & Rey Fénix beat Rey Horuz & Ricochet  (12:48, Fenix springboard double stomp to the face Ricochet, great, via videoslucha3000)

Blue Demon Jr., Garza Jr., Zorro vs Brian Cage, Eli Drake, Jeff Jarrett
(11:50, DQ for Jarrett hitting Demon with a guitar, below average, via

Masada (Texas) & Nicho el Millionario defeated Aeroboy & Violento Jack  in a no canvas death match in a cage
(14:20, win via escape, ok, via  

  1. Masada escaped 10:01

  2. Violento Jack escaped 12:18

  3. Nicho escaped 14:20

What happened: 

Arkangel Divino flip into a rana

Brian Cage decided he didn’t want his partners to unmask Demon, which led to his partners attacking him and eventually getting disqualified. Rey Misterio, hiding in a Blue Demon mask, made the save. (It’s not shown on the video here, but Rey Misterio joined the Rebellion after the match.)

Challenged followed the fouls in the second match.

Famous B asked for a title match after Flamita retains. Flamita accepts, but still gets dropped with a powerbomb. (This seemed like just a way to get Famous B on the show, since Flamita was headed to Japan after this and they don’t actually appear to be going in this direction.)


Flamita bumped huge for Septimo

The main event cage match (probably only main event because it was a cage) was not for me, and didn’t seem as good as other matches like this that were not for me and I really could not wait for to be done watching this. I think the tag format actually made it worse, because there was less yelling things as a big deal and more trying to move around to set up something while assuming people were watching the other people. Nicho doing these matches while waking around like his knee is dislocated is sad. Stabbing some with those sticks, pulling the sticks out, and stabbing someone else with those same sticks seems very unhealthy behavior even for this kind of match. There was no real point to this being a cage match, except maybe it kept the match and the light rubes from spilling out to the crowd. Violento Jack escaping while watching his buddy get pulled back seems to be not a good teammate move. This was a rough end to the show and didn’t seem to fit in with anything else.

Trying to do the Mistico/Euforia careta spot with Garza Jr. & Cage was certainly audacious. That’s about all I got out of the semifinal. The crowd reacted to the long periods of aimless brawling and Garza Jr. looked the best he’s ever looked because of who else was in this match. Cage’s turn/fondness for Blue Demon seems to come out of nowhere and actually doesn’t seem to mean anything. Sending out Daga & Fenix to get beat up without getting a shot sure didn’t do much for them, but the fans did go absolutely nuts from the surprise Rey Mysterio appearance.

Daga/Fenix vs Horuz/Ricochet was everything the second match was trying to be but just many times better at it. Just a great exhibition of big moves and escalating action to the end, with a lot of one one one and two one two spots. They mostly split it up to Fenix/Ricochet and Daga/Horuz, but they seemed to work well in whatever combination was in there together. The four way fight spot in the middle looked superb, but a lot of stuff looked great. Daga might have been the fourth best guy in this but that’s not much of an insult. Weird that Daga & Fenix were having the miscommunication spots when they should be the set team but I don’t think they think like that. Ricochet being the most over guy by far (and the best looking) was a little surprising.

not sure the GIF captures how hard it looked like it hit

The tercera one never seemed all that serious or good, and really lost it’s momentum after the dance number. The dancing bit got over but the crowd didn’t much are about the rudos attacking them or the rudos in general for the next few minutes until the dive train. Juvi pinning Máscarita Dorada hurts him as an attraction (and Zumbi was right there), I was surprised they didn’t protected him. Willie Mack and Máscarita Dorada as best friends is an idea worth more exploration.

The second match would look awesome in a highlight video, but doesn’t come across well together. The high points are really high in terms of incredible athletic ability, but there’s almost the same amount of attempts which don’t go as well, and just a lot of pretense of doing a match dropped even for a spotfest like this. It starts out really hot, it gets sloppy, and guys are just walking around to get in position for the next spot by the end. Arkangel can only do the super cool things with his brother, but those things are super cool. Maybe the answer here is Último Maldito is actually really good. Tiago’s chops are not any good and yet he and Oraculo did two sets of chop fights. Better as a highlight video than a match. The finish was weak, there was no real reason for the referee to be staring outside for half minute except the rudo needed to get in fouls.

Flamita’s the best. He takes some crazy moves from Septimo Dragon in the title match and bumps big to get them over, while still showing confidence that he can get he can shift into top gear whenever he wants and end it. Septimo Dragon put a scare in to him with a big head drop and Flamita does just that, finishing it easy. Septimo is no slouch and the flip escape of the top rope huracanrana looked good but this is definitely the best match he’s had because Flamita is so great. Everything he did looked sharp and perfect.