PAS: Back to Coliseo unfortunately, but this was a fun show which was way better then it appeared on paper.
TKG: On paper the opening match is something to get semi stoked about. On paper, the main event has a face team that one would want to avoid. In reality you want to see the revancha for both.
TKG: Man youíve got to love Mexico. Zharra does a man/woman on the street segment where she asks females what attracts them to the lucha libre. She gets the women whoíve been coming to the lucha for 50 years, the women who come for the technicos, the women who like the luchadoras, the women who come because their kids drag them to it, the women who come because they want to do something with whole family that everyone loves, the women who love the technicos, the women who love the rudos, the women who love the bodies, the women who want to be soiled by Hector Garza, the women who want to mother Mistico, etc. Somewhere in all this Zhara asks this nine year old girl with glasses and pig tails, who answers something to the effect that she just likes to see people hit each other till they bleed. Maaan if Lilian Garcia was interviewing female fans, they would have edited that answer right out. But this is Mexico and so thatís just left in as part of the mix.
PAS: Opening trios match gave us a chance to see some old familiar faces who donít make TV a ton. Brazo De Oro looked really good here, and I am bummed he is retiring. Hopefully we get one more big match out of him, let him take Ultimo Guerrerroís mask or something. I especially dug it when he worked Emilio Charles Jr., as you could tell they have a ton of stuff worked out. Dos Caras and Misterioso II worked most of the match against each other and Misterioso was a lot of fun bumping and stooging for all of Dosís big shots. I also loved the dive train, especially Oroís tope where he hits him with his fat hairy belly.
TKG: I donít know how Phil wrote about that match without talking about its star: Hombre Sin Nombre. As Hombre Sin Nombre was just kingsized in this. Hombre Sin Nombre used to be Safari, one of my favorite technicos. Safari really could do it all just amazing on the mat and beautiful dives. Well I guess before he was Safari he was Panterita del Ring who was kind of a poor manís Blue Panther mat technician rudo. Well anyway last year he was regimmicked as Hombre Sin Nombre, given a really Memphis heel wrestling mask and a real old school Villano style bumping brawling rudo gimmick. He was good at it but on some level I thought it kind of was poor use of the skills that Safari brings to table. But here Hombre Sin Nombre just looked amazing. Phil writes as though this was one of those matches where everyone on one side of the ring pairs off with someone from the other for full match. Thatís far from the truth as this was match where everyone worked at least one segment against all three opponents. And really the best segments were against Hombre Sin Nombre. First fall Hombre Sin Nombre works a old school mat section opposite Brazo De Oro, seond fall has Hombre Sin Nombre as guy stooging and bumping huge for Dos Jrís offense and then sneakily attacking Dos from behind, third has Hombre Sin Nombre up against his old tag partner and canít remember the last time Felinoís looked that good brawling. At the end of match I wanted to see singles match between Hombre Sin Nombre and all three of the technicos. Damn itís a shame Safari wasnít in the Disorderly Conduct, Villanos, Armstong Brother mix on WCWSN. I mean Safari/Arachnaman and a Hombre Sin Nombre/Badstreet team would have ruled as would a Brad vs. Panterita del Ring feud. I mean you add Safari and you could do almost 50 different face/heel singles matches with just those six guys. Plus all the tag and six man matches. I think you could go a year and a half before youíd have to add Dixie Dynamite to freshen up the roster.
PAS: Ultimo Dragon/Lizmark Jr/Mistico is pretty much my nightmare trios team, and the last time they were on this show they dropped an absolute turd. However this match was a really demonstration of how great rudos can shine shit. Universo 2000 brought along Averno and Memphisto as poor manís Capos and I actually ended up really enjoying this. You can tell that Mistico loves working with Averno as he takes all of his spots really well, and Mistico seemed to be working harder then he usually does in these Coliseo main events. Universo was off the hook here, bumping around, taking Lizmark shitty tope like death, punching people in the face. He really looked like one of the best wrestlers in the world.
TKG: This was the kind of match where everyone picks a partner and sticks to him. I mean Mephisto rips Misticos mask and gets some stuff with Mistico but really this was Averno sticking to Mistico, Mephisto being stuck with Ultimo and Universo doing an amazing job making Lizmark look like he wasnít the least of his team. Just beating on Lizmark and eating Lizmarkís stuff beautifully. Makes Lizmarks lazy powerbomb look like a powerbomb, etc. My favorite spot outside of the tope sell was this really great through the ropes cravate that Universo put on Lizmark Jr. If this face trio is going to be main eventing Coliseo from now onÖthen this is the heel trio that I want to see work them.
WHAT DIDN'T WORK
TKG: What was Roxanna wearing? They have her in this boho top with layered fabric, buttons, and beads. Its was cute and sexy and all. But whatís the point in having your ring girls dressing in bohemian fashions? Bohemian strippers? The whole point of a stripper is you donít have to listen to her poetry.
Oh yeah, they were beating that piece of history to the ground like no tomorrow on RAW tonight. And what better way to celebrate such a day than by letting Benoit 'give back his win' via some crummy finish. Hooray!?