Match Recommendations for 04/14/2018

LA Park vs Rey Wagner vs Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. – Grand Lucha – 03/02/2018 – FUN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9NZS0_quj4 (some clipping)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NjqZUEVIaU (+Lucha highlight, better angles)
Park/Wagner have met a million times and these days if you watch them too close together you can get worn out on the feud because they don’t break new ground much any more. This one goes to that next level because Wagner has been feuding with his son and that brings something else into the dynamic. This is the definition of a fun match. You’re not watching for a technical classic, you’re here for The Bits. Probably a couple minutes have been clipped out, but you still get to see 15 solid minutes that tell the whole story.

Blue Panther vs Hechicero – Pura Raza – 03/03/2018 – FUN
Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzTRxp-WdkA
Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml5OLwC5lMQ
Easy-to-watch meeting between a veteran and a master. In most of Hechicero’s matches he’s the one with more experience, so it’s nice to see him explore being at a disadvantage in lucha mat work. The build is smooth and it’s a Panther match so it doesn’t just end with a normal fall. Make sure you watch both files.

Dr. Cerebro vs Ricky Marvin – IWRG – 03/2018
03/04 – One Fall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pBx3qhnvdsGOOD
03/11 – One Fall, Super Libre (No DQ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXnJs-ROgKcFUN
03/18 – IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Championship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u5l2JKpdk8GOOD
03/25 – Hair vs Hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26bhrLDgGccGREAT
Ricky Marvin came to IWRG and wrestled Dr. Cerebro every Sunday in March, with escalating stakes. Marvin’s having an incredible 2018 so far since leaving AAA for the Mexican indies. I found all the matches to be enjoyable but the final encounter was especially great. World veteran vs. local veteran is a solid premise for a feud and they did excellent technical wrestling and brawling in this series.

Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © vs Carístico, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS] – CMLL – 04/02/2018 – GREAT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5VNhdGbKiQ&t=5468s
CMLL gave time to a Puebla main event and it’s a title match, so you get just about the best possible trios match. The building is full and hot, and the Carístico/Mistico feud is the key element. Smart structure, smooth work, and a notable finish. Go out of your way to check this one out.

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