Arena Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)
2014 Rey del Aire Toreno Cibernetico
The 2014 En Busca de un Idolo qualifier cibernetico featured more dives than I could keep up with and was generally a very fun, action-packed near-30 minute match. Coming so close to the 2014 Rey del Aire, it was going to be hard for the Rey del Aire to top it in terms of an action packed high-flying spectacles. In the end, it didn’t top the En Busca de un Idolo qualifier, but it was still a decent cibernetico on its own merits.
The highlights for me were the topes. I have no problem with a tope con hilo or any other flip dive and at one point likely would have preferred those to a standard tope. However, I’ve heard the argument that a regular tope that is delivered with a lot of impact and catches a large distance is the prettiest dive there can be and I think I buy it now. There are several nice topes here including an excellent one from Valiente. Chubby guy and fat guy topes that are well-executed are the best and Valiente certainly qualifies for the former category. He just gets great distance on this one at such a top speed that it really is a thing of beauty. Valiente also busted out the running springboard moonsault that is awesome looking. I was hoping we would get him in this year’s Best of Super Juniors after his cameo in last year’s NJPW Junior tag tournament, but it would be ridiculous to complain about “only” getting Mascara Dorada instead.
Puma and Tiger continued to have strong 2014’s with their participation in the tournament. They are already at a stage relatively early on in their careers where it felt like they were largely responsible at times for holding this match together. The not-often-seen these days Rey Cometa also had a strong showing with a nice hurricanrana off of the ring apron and a cork screw plancha.
I enjoy Stuka Jr. His tucked-in form on all dives always gets me. It was nice to see him grab the win here.
You can’t go wrong with this collection of wrestlers in a cibernetico so it is worth checking out, although it you can only make room for one 2014 cibernetico on your schedule that should probably still be the En Busca de un Idolo qualifier.
Cibernetico | Worthwhile | Quality