This month, The Crash did a bunch of shows all over Mexico to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the promotion. Since The Crash doesn’t have TV and I don’t always value my time properly, I personally did a tour of “repeatedly searching Youtube and Facebook” so I could watch as many matches filmed on cell phones from the tour as possible.
Here are my findings.
11/3 – Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso – Guadalajara
Enviado & Lacey Lane vs Estrella Oriental & Keyra – FUN – File seems to have most of the match in its 5 minute runtime. Lacey Lane replaced Diosa Quetzal on this tour and she can hold her own. Entertaining lower card match.
Flamita vs Sammy Guevara – GOOD – Fun short match with a lot of impressive dives.
Blue Demon Jr., Penta 0M, Rey Mysterio 619 vs Carlito, Garza Jr., La Máscara – SKIPPABLE – House show trios main events aren’t my thing. They brawl all over the building and the cell phone video quality is really not great, but they do send everyone home happy.
11/4 – Sixth Anniversary Show – Auditorio de Tijuana – Tijuana
Keyra vs Christi Jaynes vs Lacey Lane vs Baronessa [The Crash WOMEN] – FUN – Pretty bummed this one only got seven minutes on the big show, but everyone did their best with the time allotted. Many cool big moves.
La Máscara vs Penta Zero M vs Rush vs Rey Mysterio 619 [The Crash HEAVY] – GOOD – Not the best-worked match because of the nature of the four-way format and the brawling style of Los Ingobernables, but still a good time. All four guys are rightful, legitimate mega-stars and they get the packed house going. The one-on-one breakdowns, for the short time they each last, is a taste of a solid dream match, so if anything you end up wanting to watch more Crash in hopes that they put any combination from this match as a singles main event down the line.
Bestia 666 vs Jack Evans [hair] – EPIC – Link goes to the 13 minute meat of the match, 13 wild minutes. Jack Evans is still insane in 2017 at 35 years old. There’s also a full match video from ringside but it’s shakier and harder to watch. I’d say just watch the better quality clip then switch over to the other one to see the haircut post-match.
11/5 – Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unidad – Monterrey
Flamita, Flip Gordon, Último Ninja vs Laredo Kid, Sammy Guevara, Shane Strickland – Highlight of what seemed to be a very good match
11/6 – Poliforum La Fe – Nuevo Laredo
Penta Zero M & Rey Fénix vs Hanson & Ray Rowe vs Bestia 666 & Black Taurus – Enough of a highlight to know the match was good. My favorite part was the Black Taurus dive.
Brian Cage, Daga, Rey Mysterio 619 vs La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush – SKIPPABLE – Another house show main event. It was neat to see both my Large Boy Brian Cage and my Handsome Boy Daga mix it up with Rush, but you won’t be missing anything if you don’t have 20 minutes to spend on a shaky cell phone video.
11/11 – Arena Naucalpan – Naucalpan
Astrolux, Atomic Star, Pegazus vs Black Dragón, Látigo, Torito Negro – GOOD – Opening sprint where everyone worked hard to get the crowd going. Really strong dives.
Arkángel Divino, Black Boy, Black Danger, Último Maldito vs Aramis, Dinamic Black, Fly Warrior, Toxin – GOOD – Plenty of sloppy moments in this one, but they made up for it with some of the most insane and creative dives I’ve seen in a while.
Keyra, Lacey Lane, Máscarita Dorada vs Christi Jaynes, Demus 3:16, Tiago – BAD – Real garbage here. It’s one thing to have a rudo like Demus trying to kiss opposing women, but when the start of the match is tecnico Máscarita Dorada kissing Christi Jaynes against her will, you’ve lost me. A normal wrestling match would have been just fine, in fact the actual wrestling in the match was fine. The kissing stuff was offensive.
Daga vs Último Ninja – SKIPPABLE – This one was okay, but didn’t really get all the way there. Some impressive stuff, and the mat sounded really hard on the video I watched so that added to the impact moves, but a lot of sloppy parts. (alt link)
Carlito, Jack Evans, M-ximo vs Bestia 666, Black Taurus, Hijo de Pirata Morgan – FUN – A toss-up between fun and skippable, this was just a match but everyone did a good job and it was short enough that it didn’t wear out its welcome.
Garza Jr. vs La Máscara vs Penta Zero M – FUN – Another match that ended up just clearing the bar into feeling like it was worth my time. Too much was on the outside away from the spectator recording and that hurt, but there were enough moments that I enjoyed. The story of the match putting Penta against the odds, seeing some more famous luchadores visit La Famosa Esquina Fria, Garza bleeding all over the place, and just the right amount of goofiness for the occasion.
11/14 – Domo de la Feria – León
Lacey Lane, Máscarita Dorada, Tiago vs Black Danger, Demus 3:16, Keyra – BAD – Re-read what I wrote above about the prior Dorada/Demus/Lacey/Keyra encounter. Enough with this.