taped 2013-12-17 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Fuego, Gallo, Tritón vs Raziel, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura: Rapid sub ten minute match that was OK for the time. Crowd shot editing made it looks like Gallo blew his finish in the second fall, but it seemed fine in the replay. Raziel made a strong save on Triton’s moonsault, which did not go as far as either guy was expecting at first.
taped 2013-12-22 @ Arena Mexico
Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys: Standard semimain with the técnicos focused on more. Rey Bucanero looked hesitant at times in this return match, but still took Atlantis’ monkey flips. They seem to know they have something in Titan versus Terrible because they make sure to do it whenever they’re matched up. It’s really the usual minis técnico/rudo size dynamic with regular sized guys. Mascara was able to name all the members of TRT off the top of his head, one of the more impressive things he’s ever done.
Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas: A good and very heated match. I don’t know how Negro Casas didn’t break himself in half for all time with the messed up sunset flip spot. I loved Negro using Volador’s hoodie against him, the parts with Zacarias were good, but mostly it just felt like they were having a fight for lots of this. Crowd was way into this, and Volador did get them back from totally booing him at first. Casas never just wins via foul, he wins via doing something to put the ref out of position and then fouling. It makes it feel more like he had a plan than he looked into a mistake.