taped 2013-04-12 @ Arena Mexico
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Thought less of this bracketmania. The idea they wanted to get across – Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero are a world class team even if they don’t like each other – they did get across fine, but it didn’t leave a lot of interesting matches. There’s less order in these tournament matches than normal; it often becomes just a bunch of moves which exist just to set up pinfall break ups. It’s very artificial drama where drama exists at all. Niebla Rojo and Dragon Rojo were sort of presented like a surprise magic team, but were mostly advancing on the mistakes of others. Rush and Terrible may hate each other, but they still managed to dress alike.
taped 2013-03-01 @ Arena Mexico
This was the first half of the (Mexico City) Parejas Increible Tournament. There’s no point in reviewing the individual matches. There’s not much point in watching the matches, really. La Sombra & Volador Jr. vs Guerrero Maya Jr. & Negro Casas match symbolized all that is pointless about this tournament; whichever guy worked the battle royal likely worked longer there than in this match. The tag rules which have been strictly enforced (at times) were also completely ignored so everyone could rush in as many spots in the little time they had. It’s not an appealing product this way, just random moves and pin breakups, a numbing lightning tag match.
The one match which got a decent amount of time and made something of it was Averno & La Máscara vs La Sombra & Volador Jr.: They squeezed a lot of action in just about 7 minutes. La Mascara working rudo was interesting, and Sombra’s refusal to be even slightly friendly with Volador at any moment was a nice touch. More big moves, separate battles and frantic breaks up than usually done in these matches.