DARK ÁNGEL & MARCELA & LUNA MÁGICA VS. AMAPOLA & PRINCESA BLANCA & PRINCESA SUJEI - 4
Sarita (Dark Angel) looked really good in this match and was the obvious standout among the rest of the women in the match. She hit this sick dive on Sujei that flattened her like a pancake. The force that Sujei hit the ground with was rather sickening and made me yell sitting here in the doctor's office with my laptop, garnering stares. Blanca looked rather, umm, unseasoned. She was basically sitting there waiting for the arm drags. There was a surprising element of stiffness from Ampola. She hit this really nice joshi style dropkick. I thoroughly dug and was surprised by the stiffness. Sarita is hot.
ÁNGLE DE ORO & DELTA & STUKA JR. VS ARKÁNGEL & PÓLVORA & SKÁNDALO - 4
I was surprised to see how spotty Delta's movements were in the ring. I've seen some of his footage and I can't recall him moving so slowly and deliberately in the ring. Arkangel looked like he took his head off with a really nice clothesline. Everything Arkangel did had this extra bit of oomph to it that made his offense look painful to take. Every single dive in this match looked beautiful and very fluid as well, especially from Delta and Oro.. There was a Jig-and-Tonic-like maneuver that fell really flat that only really got a reaction from the announcers. It was pretty much doing a move for the sake of doing a move. The latter half was basically a systematic decimation of the technico team, but the comeback by the technico team was well done, but when Stuka Jr. went on for the pin, he arose at two and never finished the count. Ok???
BLUE PANTHER & LA MÁSCARA & MÁSCARA DORADA VS DRAGÓN ROJO JR & MISTERIOSO II & SANGRE AZTECA - 4
I dug the build in this match. Panther started it off and was dominating with some great mat technique and wrist control, but as time went on in the match, things started getting more and more hectic. Here's where this match differed from your typical clusterfuck: the craziness of the match came in spurts and wasn't all happening at once. This is fundamental in the build of the match because it makes the crazy spots mean that much more. Really cool spot came when Dorada was thrown over the top rope, only to have Dorado drop kicked RIGHT IN THE FUCKING STERNUM~! Blatant low blows in view of the ref, however, rubbed me the wrong way.
FELINO NEGRO CASAS & REY BUCANERO & PERIQUITO VS CHARLY MANSON & HECTOR GARZA & MR. ÁGUILA - 3
I think it's REALLY BAD when you can't seem to recall any spots from a match like this. This was just a typical orgy of incoherence at its finest. I found it hard to concentrate on any performances like selling or psychology because the constant run-ins and multi-man rapings were simply distracting as can be. I mean, they brought in Bucanero's parrot (a mini in costume) for Christ sake and taped his wrist to the ropes. Ugh. I need structure. Seriously, the match had Negro fucking Casas in it and I gave it a three. This should not be happening. There was one point in the match that literally had tears coming out of my eyes it was so funny: Casas had Manson in a catapult position outside of the ring (as to hit his head on the post), and Manson didn't come within a foot of hitting the post with his head, clearly getting his hands up in front of him with room to spare. Good LORD. A three is generous.
MISTICO VS LA SOMBRA VS EL ALEBRIJE VS VOLADOR JR VS ATLÁNTIS VS JUSHIN LYGER VS ÚLTIMO GUERRERO VS AVERNO VS MEPHISTO VS MR. NIEBLA VS HISTERIA VS PSICOSIS VS EPHESTO VS EL OLÍMPICO - 5
Now, I'm going into this thinking that a match with 14 guys in it at the same time doesn't even know the meaning of the word "structure," but I'm trying to keep an open mind. Just know that this kind of match isn't necessarily "my thing." Mephisto and Mistico were tearing it up outside the ring near the front of the stage, busting out dives, hurricanranas, and a sweet monkey flip that sent Mistico soaring. Mistico was also bumping around like 80s style Terry Gordy minus 100 lbs. Psicosis climbed the cage to meet Mistico on top and took a bump from the top flat on his back in the middle of the ring that got a gasp out of me. Thinking about this more, this match seems okay to have less structure due to the fact that it takes place inside a cage with 14 guys in it simultaneously, so that does bear some weight. As more and more guys continued to escape the cage, the match got better because it was more focused on individual guys beating the shit out of each other. Once Mephisto and Mistico were out of the cage again they continued to battle outside, really taking it to one another. These two really made this match. The final two guys saw some great nearfalls that ended this match well. Looking back, I did enjoy this.