taped 2011-11-15 @ Arena Mexico
Some matches that weren’t very good, and some angle development with people who aren’t sticking around.
Camaleón & Höruz vs Cholo & Ramstein: better than some of the openers have been; Camaleon actually looked useful here, and Höruz was doing fine until he became Höruz again. It was still very much an opener.
Estrellita, Lady Apache, Silueta vs Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Tiffany: This was no good. The Tiffany sections of the first fall were particular horrible. She wasn’t bad on the Friday night match, but she was completely lost here. It was not nearly as bad the rest of the way but for a match designed to build to Tiffany vs Estrellita, it really made me not want to see that specific match.
Ángel Azteca Jr., Diamante, Dragon Lee vs Euforia, Hooligan, Loco Max: Perfectly acceptable midcard match. Dragon Lee is on a streak, a good one!, and Euforia is a great rival for him. Angel Azteca looked nifty in some of his stuff, and everyone else did well.
Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano vs Sagrado, Sangre Azteca, Stuka Jr.: This was about as close to a squash as you can get; the técnicos only stopped the beatdown long enough to have their finishes broken up and be taken out on dives. If they had gone this way with TRT at the start, at least for a while, maybe it would’ve worked a little better. As is, this and next week are weird artifacts of a plan that’s not going to work out.
Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Super Porky vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto: this too felt unusual; Mascara was as dominant against Averno as anyone’s been against anyone else. (That’s what two fall finishes in a land of three falls can do for you.) This really could’ve been any two other técnicos teaming with Mascara, they were quite beside the point, everything concentrated on setting up the title match next week.