great match roundup, week of 01/15/2012

Great/Excellent matches this week
I thought the Guerreros vs Atlantida was close but needed more drama in the ending to make it. Nothing else really got a lot of consideration. It’s a slow period.

Have Watched, nothing to add
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-01-14 – this was extra lousy
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-01-14
CMLL on FOX: 2012-01-07
Big Neurosis, Ernesto Chavana, Tun Tun b Rico Rodriguez, Simbolo, the Beast – this wasn’t 100% Monterrey because no one turned, but it was close.

Have Not Watched
CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-01-14 – will watch if the title match airs tonight
Arena Coliseo Monterrey: 2012-01-14 – did not watch, only 2 falls anyway
Perros del Mal on TVCDeportes: 2012-01-12 – has not turned up yet
CMLL Arena Puebla: 2012-01-16 – has not turned up
IWRG 2012-01-15:  only about 2/3rds of the show has turned up, mostly tournament matches.

Late Adds

Nothing here.

Other Stuff

Rather than wait until the end of the year to post the MOTYC list, I’ll just keep a running log based on these posts and your comments. You can find it right here, and I’ll be updating it about the same time as I do these posts.

I’ve already added the two matches from Arena Lopez Mateos from last weekend people have been recommending. If there’s anything else worth sharing from this week, post below.

great match roundup, week of 01/08/2012

Great/Excellent matches this week
Nothing quite made it. This feature is working great!

Have Watched, nothing to add
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-01-07
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-01-07 – both these shows had good matches that didn’t make the cut
CMLL on FOX: 2012-01-07

Have Not Watched
CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-01-07 – only one match made it thru
AAA on Televisa: 2012-01-07 – repeats
CMLL on Televisa: 2012-01-07 – repeats – except I still need to get to Valiente/Polvora.
Arena Coliseo Monterrey: 2012-01-01 – did not watch
Perros del Mal on TVCDeportes: 2012-01-05 – seemed to be at least half repeat? Or I messed something up.
CMLL Arena Puebla: 2012-01-07 – impression is Volador/Mascara is Another La Mascara Match

Late Adds
watched Satanico vs Jerry Estrada, which I’m pretty sure is not from this week. Estrada (and his odd giant white gloves) are great, but not all shocking that he destroyed his body. Some crazy and not all that smart stuff. Also watched Canek/Don Corleone; Marco is the more entertaining wrestler in the family, but felt like I slightly better understood why people were so into Canek.

great match roundup, week of 01/01/2012

Almost forgot to do this already. Despite the slown down in lucha, I’ve been able to watch very little this week.

for 12/31-01/03

Great/Excellent matches this week
I got nothing. Would any of the Neza matches fit here?

Have Watched, nothing to add
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2011-12-31
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2011-12-31 – plenty of good stuff, nothing great

Have Not Watched
CMLL Guadalajara: 2011-12-31 – impression is no
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2011-12-31 – will watch tomorrow, but didn’t sound like anything great
AAA on Televisa: 2011-12-31 – repeats
CMLL on Televisa: 2011-12-31 – repeats
Arena Coliseo Monterrey: 2012-01-01 – no
Perros del Mal on TVCDeportes: 2012-01-05 – probably no

Late Adds
nothing yet, but I want to get to the Atlantis/El Faraon match CyL posted.

great match roundup, week of 12/24/11

(The post you’re looking for is two more down.)

I’m going to start doing a weekly quality match round up. The goal is to build a list of notable matches thru continuously, rather than in big year chunks.

To make the list, the match needs one where you want people who do not normally watch that show to go out of their way to watch. Good for the level of the show is nice but not strong enough to make to the list. We want the extraordinary.

Two categories
– Excellent: MOTYC quality
– Great: just short of that, worth checking out

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