IWRG TV 3/2/06 Review Numero Dos
Written By Robert Bihari
Alfredo’s Note: The previous review for this show can be found HERE. Rob had a different source for that show, so he later got it from me and reviewed it.
IWRG TV 3/2/06:
Already half-reviewed this but couldn’t watch the full show due to satellite interference. Good thing I chose to pick it up off Fredo b/c it was a pretty good show…
Gran Cuchillo/Halcon Salvaje vs El Macho II/Zaiyer: Crappy. Salvaje and Macho II are both old guys who have no business taking up space on IWRG shows unless they are helping the rookies along. Salvaje blows more spots than the rookies though and Macho never once worked with Cuchillo here. Garbage.
Star Boy/Marco Rivera/Panterita vs Black Jaguar/Black Terry/Fantasma De La Opera: Really good match! I added it to my list of 2006 MOTYC’s. This would probably be the #1 match I’d reccomend to someone who wants to check out Panterita and see what the hype is all about. He is on fire in this match right from the opening mat exchange. Everyone more than holds up their share of the match and you get an entertaining 20 minute bout with limited boring spots. Panterita is a PSYCHO as in the third fall he does an asai moonsault into the crowd on some fans while taking Black Jaguar over the guardrail with him! Rudos win the match cleanly. Great stuff by all and a must-see match.
Pantera/Sicodelico Jr./Kung Fu Jr. vs Cyborg/Protector/Xibalba: Pantera and Sico Jr. looked alright. Kung Fu Jr…. not so much. I’m assuming Protector is the guy who turned into Magnum Protect? And I guess this was AK-47′s debut as the finish had a tope suicida from Kung Fu Jr., slingshot tornillo from Sico Jr. and then another tope suicida from Pantera which knocked Protector into the crowd. Pantera went back in the ring with Xibalba and pinned him but he wasn’t the captain. Suddenly another police dude(AK-47) entered the ring and pinned Pantera clean since he was fresh. The tecnicos tried to show the ref that Protector was still in the crowd but the refs didn’t know what to do so the rudos kept the win. Nice angle.
Heavy Metal/Mike Segura/El Hijo Del Solitario vs Silver King/El Veneno/Cerebro Negro: I can’t believe this but this was actually GOOD! Really good! Lots of back and forth action and it looked like Metal and King actually came to work instead of take a night off! Solitario wasn’t even stinking up the joint too much. The Segura/Cerebro Negro feud was at it’s peak here as they were building to a singles match the following week. Another good 20 minute match in the ***+ range.
Definitely pick this episode up if you want to see some really good Lucha. Even the opener wasn’t as bad as I made it out to be when I first saw it.