All matches took place at Palenque de Tuxtla in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
Golden Magic beat Dragón Bane
(5:56, moonsault bodyslam, good, 00:28:57)
Lady Maravilla & Halcón 78 Jr. beat Big Mami & Astrolux
(7:41, Maravilla frogsplash Big Mami, ok, 00:52:35)
Niño Hamburguesa & Myzteziz Jr. beat Australian Suicide & Chik Tormenta
(11:10, Nino Hamburguesa splash Australian Suicide, below average, 01:11:14)
La Hiedra & Tessa Blanchard beat Faby Apache & Lady Shani
(10:40, Tessa Buzzsaw DDT Apache, ok, 01:32:27)
Chessman, Villano III Jr., Daga beat Hijo Del Vikingo, Laredo Kid, Flamita
(16:27, Daga double underhook front cracker Vikingo, good, 01:52:09)
Killer Kross, Rey Escorpión, Texano Jr. beat Puma King, Pagano, Psycho Clown
(13:23, Texano senton Pagano, ok, 02:21:10)
The main event was a no DQ match, which mostly was an excuse for a lot of cookie pan spots. Chessman spit mist in Pagano’s face, setting up Texano’s sequence for the win.
A segment that started with Puma King calling out Killer Kross saw a lot more people involved. Daga explained he was here to win titles and apparently was using the Perros del Mal music for the cheap pop. (He stopped after this, switching to the RED theme.) They ended up fighting, with Villano III Jr., Chessman, Laredo Kid, Hijo del Vikingo, Killer Kross and Pagano all getting involved. Kross fouled Pagano.
The finish of the mixed tag was a bit of a mess. Myzteziz tried a top rope 450 on both Suicide & Tormenta, and instead ended up landing boot first on Tormenta’s head. Referee Piero and ringside people notice immediately and work to get her out of the way and medical attention. At the same time, Lady Maravilla comes down for the planned distraction of Nino Hamburguesa. Myzteziz tries to drag Maravilla away. They stall long enough that Tormenta’s cleared out and Hamburguesa lands his splash on just Suicide. Tormenta is shockingly uninjured and wrestles the following day.
The main event went a while, didn’t do much for me. It may be me more than the match, which had decent action and the weapons stuff made it feel different than the rest of the card. Pagano was not good but he’s Pagano. Kross & Puma as an ongoing feud is weird – where are they even going after having already done a one-sided singles match?
The semi-main was the best match of the show easily. I was a lot of action and two teams on the same page. I thought it was Daga’s best performance since being back. Villano III Jr. continues to be willing to eat a lot of big moves and keep on going. Vikingo did some crazy things. Flamita should be the only guy who gets to do the 450 splash. They went back and forth breaking up pins a lot, which kind of stopped the momentum form building match, and the tight space prevented them from doing a lot outside the ring.
The women’s tag was a solid match if missing a little bit of excitement. It was weird how much La Hiedra seemed to be in the match; she seemed to take about 80% of it for her team. Tessa worked well with the Mexicans, but most of her time was spent setting up Hijo del Tirantes spots. They didn’t make her into as big a deal as they could’ve in her debut, she came off more as a random foreigner dropped in an unrelated feud.
Myzteziz really struggled in his match. The 450 at the end was a topper, a spot that didn’t have a great chance of working, but a lot of his other offense just looked off. He and Suicide didn’t mesh. Hamburguesa did a lot of what we had just seen with Big Mami. Chik Tormenta was fine but this one wasn’t going to be saved.
I didn’t like the mixed 2v2 tag at first. It came around a bit in the end, but the rudo control section wasn’t much. Halcón 78 Jr. is just a big guy, which saved Astrolux a time or two but doesn’t show a lot more while he’s on offense. Astrolux looked spectacular in his opportunities to do big spots, though it wasn’t as many of those as earlier these matches. These people all didn’t really fit together, they still did enough to make the crowd get into the match
The opener was a good quick high spot match. They did look sloppy at times, especially early, but they went a good length to do a lot of big spots and not run out of ideas. Dragon Bane seemed more in control than in other matches. Golden Magic borrowing one of Bandido’s big moves is amusing.