Toro Negro vs Virus
(MexaWrestling @ 04/05, 18:12, good, mluchatv)
Virus & Toro Negro demonstrated some holds and did so for an extended time. It was a lot of showing off a holding, not getting the submission and letting go to circle around, like a not great version of a Negro Navarro match. It wasn’t strictly that way, there ere some sequences, it is just offputting that these guys are masters of putting on holds but not on escaping them. The holds were still good, it just never found a higher level.
Arkángel Divino & Último Maldito vs Dragón Bane & Séptimo Dragón and Aramis & Látigo
(MexaWrestling @ 04/05, 12:37, good, mluchatv)
An exciting match and an inescapably sloppy one. There’s a middle section where these six guys are just nailing every big move possible in fantastic fashion. It just follows an opening where things are going wrong and builds to a dive where one person slips on the ropes on the way over. These guys are all talented and decided to go for The Best Match Ever. It might have been up there if they could’ve hit everything they went for, there’s no shortage of effort (or Canadian Destroyers.) Arkangel Divino & Ultimo Maldito have the wildest swings, showing why everyone was originally excited about them and also why it has cooled off a little bit back to back. This is a fun match that won’t hold up to the higher recommended matches of the year but worthwhile for the insanity.
Sansón vs Flamita
(MexaWrestling @ 04/06, 10:24, good, mluchatv)
No indie name match is ever going to end in 30 seconds by design but Flamita did his best to make someone believe this would be the time it happened. Unfortunately for both him and his match, Sanson appeared to have only 30 seconds of effort for the duration of this match. This crowd was rabid for a strong Flamita match from the start and they got a B-night Sanson performance. It didn’t even feel like he was being slow and disinterested as a rudo move, it just came off as this was another match to get thru. Sanson pounding the mat and waving for support made me yell at my screen, and also seemed like a sign he wasn’t much invested in a deep heel character work. Sanson’s better than this. Flamita tried hard but this is the mildest good possible.
Bestia 666 vs El Diablo Fly Star
(MexaWrestling @ 04/05, 17:36, good, mluchatv)
This was a death match and they gave the people who wanted to see death plenty of it. This is still not my favorite but they did a respectable amount of damage to themselves and each other during this match. Fly Star feels like the signature MexaWrestling star, except he’s also not on the next MexaWrestling show so maybe they see it differently. Maybe he’s more the Arena San Juan signature guy with other names coming and going more often. Bestia was the right opponent for this style of match. Anyway, this match delivers the big stunt spots, so much so that I didn’t want to include them as GIFs because seeing them come together is the biggest part of the enjoyment in the match. Those big spots work out, which certainly isn’t the case in every one of this type of matches.
Aramis & Imposible © vs Dragón Bane & Hijo de Canis Lupus for the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship
(IWRG @ 04/28, 10:58, great, +LuchaTV)
A perfectly 2019 IWRG match, from the crazy dives to the dueling head drops. These guys were going for a superb match just as much as the MexaWrestling match at the beginning of the match and pulled much more of it off. The Bane brothers working as rudos let the match come down a little bit after the hot start and then come back up with crazy Aramis spots. Aramis & Imposible don’t have any visual cohesion as a group but they do work well together. The tyical bit of everyone hitting a move in series felt more organic than usual. Dragon Bane probably needs to learn moves that aren’t head drops but the ones he used here were at least effective. This match was just nuts and I liked it very much.
Hijo Del Vikingo, Laredo Kid, Myzteziz Jr. vs Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana
(AAA/CANTU @ 06/03, 13:47, good, jose de jesus patiño)
A step below their usual TV matches, probably for their own safety. Vikingo “taking it easy” seems to be slow up at the end of the match. It seemed like it was going to be something more early on, with Poder del Norte being in full destruction mode in front of their home fans. The corner charge sequence to Laredo Kid looked brutal. Stopping for falls messed with the flow a bit; it came off CMLL-ish when Laredo did the usual headscissors to break up a careta spot. Laredo & Myzteziz looked good and many chairs were knocked over, this may just be a victim of high expectations. Definitely worth a watch if you’re enjoying these trios matches but doesn’t definitely rise above previous ones. I wouldn’t argue with putting it a bit higher.