Lucha Review With Random Lucha Matches #3
Written By Robert Bihari
La Parka Jr./Vampiro/El Zorro vs Jeff Jarrett/Abismo Negro/Charly Manson: I just wanted to get disc 1 over with and this was the only match left so I sped through it. They edited out Jarrett’s entrance which supposedly caused a riot. Vampiro grabbed the mic before the match and swore a bunch of times. Gosh he’s so cool! Parka Jr. did nothing here except comedy so it was pretty bad. The only bright moments were when Zorro/Manson entered the ring. They have good chemistry together. Manson once again blew me away by doing another awesome bullet tope suicida near the end of the match! I WANT MORE!!! Pretty fun angle as the heels took over and ended up taping Parka Jr. to the ringpost and Vampiro to the ropes. Mascarita 2000 ran out to untie Parka Jr. who went over to untie Vampiro. Meanwhile Mini Abismo ran out to stop Mascarita 2000. Abismo/Manson chased Mascarita around the ring but he hopped inside. Mini Abismo tried to grab him but Mascarita ducked and they did the worlds fastest run-in complete with 200x speed spinning headscissors and flying frankensteiner to the floor in less than 3.4 seconds. It was… IN-FUCKING-CREDIBLE! Straight out of a cartoon where the roadrunner speeds through the screen knocking everything over. Jarrett just stood in the corner not believe what he was seeing, it was kinda funny. Vampiro won the match for his team with a low blow and caugh the next plane back to Italy during the post-match promos.
Random other stuff I also watched…
El Hijo Del Santo/Mistico vs Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero(Arena Mexico 11/18/05): Oh man… this was pretty fucking good. The first fall was the beatdown to end all beatdowns by the rudos. Just awesome stuff that I won’t spoil. Second fall started REALLY WEIRD as they seemed to clip forward, then out of nowhere they clipped back to the start of the fall and then they clipped forward once again. I don’t think we missed much though b/c the girl with the “segunda caida” sign was still walking up the ramp. Tecnicos fought back and did their own beatdown which was fun to watch. With things tied up the crowd was RED HOT. Mistico worked his magic with both rudos but then Atlantis pissed me off as he was busy trying to some guy in the crowd while Ultimo was working hard to act frustrated at Mistico’s dominance. Atlantis sucks as a rudo. Finish was as weak as you’ll ever see. Atlantis faked a low blow but the ref didn’t buy it. As Atlantis was faking it, Mistico just lay down on top of him and got the three count. WTF? If he had rolled up Atlantis it woulda made sense but he just lay on him. Why would Atlantis stay down after faking a low blow? Sense no maketh. Really good match aside from the finish but I’d still out Atlantis/Panther vs Averno/Mephisto and even Mistico/Perrito vs GDI from G.N.L. 3/7/05 over it.
El Angel/Estrella Dorada Jr./Antifaz vs Zumbido/Nozawa/Hator(Verano De Escandalo 2005): Wow… one of the worst lucha matches I’ve ever seen. If you don’t know the story, this was the match before the main event which had Latin Lover in it. But Latin was busy on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ which is filmed live so these guys had to stall while he made it to the building. So they did the match they had planned for about 8-9 minutes and then spent another 15-20 minutes just clowning around until Tirantes told Zumbido something and Zumbido just yanked off Antifaz’s mask for the DQ. The crowd was completely dead. Sevilla got so bored in the middle of the match he began doing flips on the floor all by himself… no joke.
Latin Lover/Shocker vs Cibernetico/Chessman(Verano De Escandalo 2005): Your typical wayyyyyyyyyyy too overbooked AAA main event. The finish sounds great in writing with Chessman about to escape the cage and cost Latin Lover his hair but Mosco II cuts the power to the building so nobody can see Chessman escape and the lights come back on, Chessman is back in the cage fighting with Latin as Abismo blows fire from outside the ring. Chessman sets up a table and tries to escape but gets electrocuted by the cage and falls through the table as Latin escapes. Obviously it didn’t come off well as Mosco II had trouble getting the power to go off and everyone at ringside was doing stupid shit to distract from the in-ring stuff. While Chessman was getting shaved I kept trying to think why Mosco II would want Chessman to lose but I’ll give AAA credit(twice actually) – they showed a video package explaining it as back at Verano De Escandalo 2004 I had totally forgotten it was Chessman who cost Mosco II his mask. The second thing I’ll credit AAA for is having Chessman lose. That was A LOT OF HAIR TO LOSE. It wasn’t one of those bullshit CMLL head shavings where Garza/Pierroth/any of the Dinamitas/etc. just grow their hair back within 2 weeks. Really felt like an important moment.
Mistico/Perro Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero/Rey Bucanero(Gimnasio Nuevo Leon 3/27/05): The first match was better. Guerrero bladed big time here and was covered in blood courtesy of Mistico. Couple of neat spots and the crowd was big time into Mistico unlike the first match but I hated the finish and short first fall. I kept waiting for Perrito to turn on Mistico by the end of the match but it never happened.
LOS HEGO BOYS!!!: Well this was the highlight of the day wrestling wise… I watched the first match from the AAA TV Taping in Tijuana on 9/30/05 featuring a new team called Los Hego Boys comprised of Luminoso, Genio Del Aire and Airon Boy. Luminoso wears an outfit sorta like Valiente and is actually built like him too. But he wasn’t the story here, the other two guys were. They were AWESOME! They also had great looks so I’m hoping Pena does something with them. The announcers kept babbling on about Los Cadetes Del Espacio so if Pena creates a new version of the Cadets with these guys – I will become even more of an AAA mark. They only got about 4 minutes of offense combined but Airon Boy was all over the place doing a bunch of neat headscissors while Genio Del Aire did the same but ended his seuqnece with a SPACE FLYING TIGER DROP!!! He got so much height on the backflip portion that he almost landed right down on the ropes!!! Unfortunately the rudos took over way too soon but there was this awesome moment where King Azteca slapped Airon Boy who(while standing still) took a backflip bump and I swear it he wanted to he could have done an extra rotation and landed on his back! He’s gonna be the first guy to take my dream backflip senton bump off a clothesline.:) Unless Jack Evans reads this and beats him to it! Tecnicos all did running somersault planchas and then the rudos turned on each other. Or rather Aliens turned on them and murdered King Azteca in particular. Naturally first thing I am doing tomorrow is watching the Hego Boys match from Mexicali where I hope they get to do more stuff. My only question is where are these guys now? I can’t find them in any of my results past/present. It’d be a shame if Pena abducted them for his personal use.:( Put Pegasso with these three, give them a cool team name + flashy outfits and I think I’ve found the newest guys for me to mark out for constantly.