taped 2011-12-20 @ Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo, Guerrero & taped 2012-01-21 @ Estadio José Aguilar, Maya de Guanajuato, Guanajuato
Argenis, Atomic Boy, Fenix vs Dark Dragon, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana: Very strong opening match, strong from the get go. Atomic Boy’s new (?) patriotic colors outfit looks good. It is a bit odd for Fenix to go from semimain event of the year end show to the opener on the next show, but I guess they thought it was odd he was in the semimian event to begin with.
Dr. Wagner Jr. & Extreme Tiger vs LA Park & Octagón: The national version makes this seem more strictly Park/Wagner than it actually is – there’s a good sequence between Santana & Tiger (and two Tiger dives) that’s only in the regional version. It’s much better than way. Both versions have the same lack of an actual finish, which is a bit annoying. Octagon is making more of an effort, but this bit of other people running in and wrestling half the match for him with no attempt at explanation is a still annoying. Also, still don’t want to see this Octagon/Joaquin match. I totally missed that Toscano wasn’t on this taping at all – did he already screw something up at this point?
Cibernético, Extreme Tiger, Joe Lider vs Chessman, La Parka, Nicho el Millionario: Two straight finishes of “El Consejo runs in, hits everyone” is not really the way to go thru life. Tiger didn’t repeat a lot between matches, but I’m not sure it helped him to be in both matches (and he seemed in a lot of pain.) By the standard of who was involved, match was good. Crowd still loves Cibernético.
El Mesías & Jack Evans vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Héctor Garza: This was probably longer than it needed to be, but it was fine. Perro is not the old Perro, but he not the 2009-10 Perro either, he’s an acceptable rudo. Garza is the same guy he was as a rudo over in CMLL. There was only a couple moments where it seemed like Jack was about to win, but then it wasn’t as match with many real near falls to begin with. It seemed like Perro proved his point, and not as much that this was something that’d keep going.