IWRG: 2020-03-01

Chico Che fly

Recapped: 2020-04-01


Ayako Hamada, Lolita, Miss Delicious beat Diosa Quetzal, Mary Caporal, Miku
(16:39, below average, +LuchaTV)

Ayako Hamada looked visibly frustrated by the end of the women’s match. Hard to blame her after twice doing her wheel kick spot and having the receiving women bail on taking the kick way too soon. Once was Diosa Quetzal, who is supposed to be one of the more experienced luchadoras in the group and had some poor moments. Lolita did well, everyone seems like they’re trying, they’re just not there.

Lolita armdrag

Fresero Jr. beat El Hijo del Medico Asesino © to win the IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
(14:59, bad, mluchatv)

Two shows ago, Shun Skywalker and Super Nova were counted out. Hijo del Medico Asesino leaves the ringside area seconds into this match after a bad looking axhandle on the floor and does not return for four and a half minutes. He is not counted out. The referee waits a full minute before he starts counting, then counts as slow as humanly possible, and then stops counting because he has no idea what’s supposed to be happening. Demonio Infernal & Fresero argue with the commissioner, then actually just give up and go the back to look for Medico Asesino. Asesino returns protecting one of his arms, with limited mobility. They then brawl around ringside for a while, and it’s five full minutes before he makes it back in the ring (to cut Fresero with a broken bottle.) The referee checks both men and teases stopping the match, before letting them finish a minute later. Medico kicks out of what is obviously meant to be the finish; Fresero just covers him again and immediately gets the three.

Review: Medico got hurt seconds into this match (or was already hurt, or just decided to play up his injury as an excuse for losing), couldn’t do anything, and just wasted everyone’s time. They went long in a mistaken belief it would give people a real match, but the match they got was a one-armed guy working as an unconvincing rudo. It does have lots of bottle shards to head for blood if you’re looking for that, but it’s IWRG, you can get it a lot. I continue to regret any and all time spent watching Medico Asesino matches; he’s not any good and seems to do unprofessional stuff.


Big Chico Che, Big Mike, Big Ovett beat Capo del Norte, Demonio Infernal, X-Fly
(10:03, good, mluchatv)

Chico Che bleeds a horrifying amount, fights back to do a big tope, it’s very good. Mike did a couple of good flying moves. I didn’t really notice much anyone else, except X-Fly was much better in this feud than the Capos have been at all so far. There’s not a lot to this match but it’s good at what it does (and competent, which is much better than the rest of this match.)

Chicano, Estrella Divina, Tiago beat Emperador Azteca, Fuerza Guerrera NG, Shun Skywalker
(15:45, good, mluchatv)

The main event was surprisingly good. It shouldn’t be surprising but guessing on the effort level of these shows is tough. Chicano was working super hard and looked great, with Tiago not far behind. Estrella Divina being the third to bring in more personality works on paper, but Divina’s selling was rough and the offense was iffy. The opposition (who knows with tecnicos and rudos here) didn’t stand out much but made for a good showcase match.

Tiago just getting over