Mascarita Sagrada def. El Mariachi Loco
Sagrada is your classic mini (a.k.a. midget wrestler) in that he doesn't look like much yet the guy can go in the ring. I don't think Loco was ever meant to be a regular on the show, so Sagrada beating Loco in his debut made sense. It was a fun little match while it lasted, but the focus was largely on Chavo Guerrero attacking Sagrada afterward to further cement his heel turn. That was a nice lead-in to his interview with Vampiro, though.
Vampiro Interviewed Chavo Guerrero
Damn, Vampiro is a way better interviewer than anyone I've seen in years. He pulls no punches and tells it exactly like it is. It doesn't feel like he's afraid of the talent, either, which is refreshing. Chavo's logic in turning heel was sound, and although he's portrayed a perfectly fine heel in the past, it's just difficult to take him seriously as the top heel on the show. That said, the execution of this interview was well done.
Mil Muertes def. Ricky Mandel
One week removed from his debut, Muertes was back to squashing another irrelevant fool on this show. I realize they wanted Muertes to beat a notable name in his first match for the promotion, but having him straight up squash someone like he did here would have been better in establishing him as a dominant force. Nonetheless, this served its purpose in allowing Muertes to maintain momentum.
Fenix def. Pentagon Jr. and Drago in a Three-Way Match
Dario Cueto's idea behind this bout was that he wanted to introduce viewers to more luchadors that they had never seen before and be impressed. Well, they certainly succeeded. Coming into this contest (when I watched it originally in 2014, that is), I knew nothing about any of these three, yet they left me wanting more. Granted, the match could have lasted longer than it did, but they worked a hell of sprint and it was extremely entertaining from bell to bell.
Having the authority figure open the show for the third week in a row was underwhelming/predictable, but that's merely nitpicking, because everything else largely held my interest. As noted, the angle with Chavo is hardly enthralling, but at least they're doing their best with it. Meanwhile, Sagrada had a solid showing in his debut, Muertes picked another win, and the three-way main event was quite the treat, so it was an enjoyable hour of wrestling overall.
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