recap

taped 2013-08-04 @ Arena Coliseo

Angel de Oro wastes no time this week

Ángel de Oro vs Puma in a lightning match: Good lightning match. The two worked well with each other though Puma works well with everyone. Angel de Oro managed to tease his finish a few times, got it in a neat way, and didn’t do the Angel de Oro sequence. All very impressive. Puma is over with this crowd and really should have bigger/better things to do.

 

Taichi can’t handle any part of this basic spot

La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Taichi, Terrible, Vangellys: Taichi did very little and did the very little in the lightest way possible, as if to avoid the internet blowing up on him again, and then screwed up the other half of a leapfrog spot to start the third fall. It’s just not his tour. Vangelis & Terrible worked good as a team and this was fine enough start for the title match they’re building. I’m still not quite sold on the técnico side as a trio – Rush and La Mascara are polar opposites of visible emotion – but they worked a little bit together here.

 

Negro Casas has a plan

Marco Corleone, Shocker, Thunder vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas: Comedy main event which the crowd enjoyed. Peste Negra may be getting old but do this role better than anyone else they could put in the spot. Thunder works better when there are people playing off him and little required of him personally. Marco seems to be healthy. He didn’t do as much jumping as other matches but the one he needed was there for him.