IWRG TV 2/26/06
Written By Robert Bihari
IWRG TV 2/26/06:
Kid Tiger and Halcon Salvaje vs Black Jaguar and Fantasma De La Opera: Ugh… Halcon Salvaje is gonna be all over the next tape of March TV and he is not: a) young or b) good. This is a bad omen for the next batch of footage. Kid Tiger looked good as usual but this was a rather weak opening tag match after a series of good ones so far in 2006. Salvaje has the basics down but works way slower than most opening match tag guys. Where’s Mr. Libra, Antaris, Shark or Galactik??? They would all be more fun than this guy! Rudos were great as usual.
Kung Fu Jr./Star Boy/Marco Rivera vs Pirata Morgan Jr./Kaleth/Nemesis: Wow, never thought Kung Fu Jr. would ever be the SECOND WORST worker in a match but then Marco Rivera had to come along. He was sooooooooooooooooooooo awful in the first fall. I can’t say it for a fact but I’m assuming the rudos began not co-operating with him after he blew a few early spots. You know that spot where the tecnico gets trapped in the rudo corner but one of the rudos ends up slapping his own partners every time the tecnico moves? It’s been done about 10,000,000,000 in the history of Lucha Libre on television, not to mention that number mulitiplied by itself for live events. Well… Rivera blew it! The rudos tried to cover for him but he acted like an idiot and ran away from the corner. Then a second later he botched a turnbuckle assisted headscissor move on Kaleth and by the time he corrected the positioning of his legs, Kaleth just tossed him down hard on his shoulder. Rivera got up and kicked Kaleth right in the face so Kaleth was basically like “fuck this” and rolled outside. Nemesis came in and Rivera blew ANOTHER spot but Nemesis was a pro and just sold another move before ducking out so Rivera could dance. So awful… ugh. Star Boy had a good match though. He’s hot and cold. Sometimes he looks like one of the best hidden IWRG workers, and other times he looks as good as I just described Rivera. Thankfully this time it was the former. Kung Fu Jr. sucked as always but his suckiness was overshadowed by Rivera’s sucktitude. Dual tope suicidas from LOS ESTRIPERS and then Pirata Jr. pulls off Kung Fu Jr.’s mask, powerslams him and gets the win. I hope Pirata Jr. doesn’t try to sell that mask on some internet message board!!!
Pantera/Panterita/Sicodelico Jr. vs Cyborg/Xibalba/El Veneno: Well hey now… Panterita in a semi-main! What a nice treat. The big angle here was Veneno trying to convince Pantera to join the rudos since he is a member of La Corporacion but Pantera said no and because of that, Panterita got the shit kicked out of him for the entire match. Sucks to be Panterita.:) Who’s left in La Corporacion anyways? Just Dr. Cerebro, Cerebro Negro and Veneno by my count. Scorpio Jr. jumped, Black Tiger is Silver King and now Pantera is out. Tecnicos ended up fighting back as you’d expect. It got really good after the comeback and turned into a solid match as you’d expect with these guys. In the third fall Panterita geared up for his awesome dive but must have remembered he needed to be back in for the finish and slowed his tope suicida down so he only ended up ON the guardrail instead of IN THE FOURTH ROW! With the speed he had – he woulda made it there! Rudos gang up on Panterita and he’s half-dead until… EL HIJO DEL SOLITARIO runs out from the crowd and saves him with mule kicks to all the rudos in sight. El… Hijo… Del… Solitario… well… FUCK.
Mistico/Felino/Mike Segura vs Cerebro Negro/El Averno/El Mephisto: … Wow! Right? I know that’s what you are all thinking. And you know what… you’re right. WOW INDEED! This was a half-great match. Why HALF-GREAT you ask? Modern technology. You see, if this was a few years back, the person taping the show could have recorded it to tape from 10pm to 12:05am to make sure everything recorded properly incase there was an overrun. But in today’s world with modern technology, you can set a show to record and it will only record 10-12 as the programming guide lists it. Or you can tape it onto DVD but the DVD will finalize when the max 2 hours are reached. Unfortunately, this show was running long so by the time the third fall began, 2 hours had elapsed.:( My tape cut out soon after which SUCKS b/c this match was getting GREAT! Segura had just finished a crazy exchange with all three rudos before everything went black.:( The funny(?) thing is, Alfredo actually e-mailed me and told me he will need my copy of the third fall since the one he got cut off b/c the DVD finalized too early during the live taping. It’s a shame we’ll never get to see how this ended up…
I liked the episode though. The main event was good enough through two falls to be a match worth seeing. Semi-main was pretty good, opener had it’s moments and well… you get a bonus match with Kung Fu Jr.!