Arena Coliseo De Monterrey 5/8/05
Written By Robert Bihari
Los Teletubbies with Masks! Read on…
Rey Venum/Panterita Del Ring II vs Apolo Chino/Crazzy Demon: Why is there a guy named Rey Venum on the roster when you have Venum II working shows regularly in this same building? And for that matter, why does Rey Venum not wear any special outfit or a mask? He needs a name change. I enjoyed this match… nice throwback to the days of good old Arena Coliseo De MTY shows which always started with an undercard tag team opener to get the crowd warmed up. Apolo Chino is really underrated and I can’t believe he’s just wasting away doing openers in this building. He’s not spectacular or anything but when he grabs a young tecnico, he can guide them through some beautiful exchanges. The stuff with him and Panterita here was just awesome. Things sorta fell apart in the third fall but rookies will be rookies. Good way to start off.
BTW, it was pretty sad to see the camera panning around the building. The entire upper deck was empty and only the first 6-7 rows of ringside on each side were filled with people. Boy did this building die fast. I remember the days of 2001/2002 when this building was sold out every Sunday. This is what happens when you rely on Super Crazy, Crazzy Boy, Joe Lider and women to draw. You bring in the 50 or so hardcore internet fans and 50 or so perverts.
Burrito/Pulga/Riccochet vs Los Teletubbies(as rudos and maskless!): What… the… fuck. I couldn’t I.D. any of the Teletubbies. They look like random fat guys(or is it just the suits?) who aren’t even wrestlers. Only one of them seems to bump properly. I guess this was Shrek: The Movie and mucha Lucha against The Teletubbies which sounds pretty fucking strange. I have no clue how Burrito wrestles in that giant mask and suit. He even manages to pull off some okay moves. He did a fucking asai moonsault almost into the crowd!!! There were the usual horrifying blown spots but if you overlook those, this wasn’t as bad as you would imagine.
Sangre Chicana Jr./Sexy Piscis/Dark Angel vs Magia Negra/Venum II/Princesa Sujei: I’m trying to think of another case in Lucha Libre where a husband and wife have teamed besides Electro Shock and Lady Apache. Anyone? I enjoyed this a bunch. I thought it’d be crappy comedy mixed with brawling but there was actually some work and the comedy wasn’t overdone. Venum II actually impressed me although I’d rather he give the gimmick to some undercard flyer. Dark Angel did a tope suicida! WOW! I thought all she did was her plancha off the top! Magia Negra… never heard of him… but he looked decent working with Chicana’s son. Once again, not as bad as you’d imagine.
Apolo Estrada Jr./Estrella Dorada Jr./Monje Negro Jr. vs Crazzy Boy/Joe Lider/Black Dragon – FILL Trios Titles: Now THIS was exactly as horrifying as you’d imagine. Easily a worst match of the year candidate for me. At one point Joe Lider gives Monje *20* armdrags in a row. I AM NOT JOKING!!! It was designed to be some sort of comedy spot as the crowd counted along except… JOE LIDER DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO DO AN ARMDRAG! I was dying of laughter by the 5th or 6th and when he reached 12 and kept going, the crowd turned on the spot big time. I should also mention Lider wore a pink outfit and runs like a girl. Hey, I’m just stating the obvious… draw your own conclusions.;) Black Dragon was the perfect choice of partner for the two hardcore idiots b/c he is the only wrestler in the world worse than both of them combined. When your gimmick is “Kato Kung Lee trained me”, you know you’re in trouble. Crazzy Boy was funny when he hit a diving knee strike and reacted like it was some big move the crowd would pop for and they just sat on their hands. I have nothing else to say about this debacle.
Super Crazy vs Hator: Yeah… I sorta fell asleep during this but when I woke up Hator was in the Tarantula and from there on it was just a crappy match with a cheap finish. What a weird main event.
Overall I enjoyed the show though. A little good, a little bad, a little horrifying but completely entertaining.