Category Archives: 2014

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Voices of Wrestling 2014 MOTY Poll

The guys at Voices of Wrestling were kind enough to allow me to participate in their 2014 MOTY poll, which just concluded today with the reveal of the Top 10.  The entire countdown can be accessed here.

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2014 Leftovers: Four Maestros in Neza ; Thatcher & Graves Go the Distance in Gilroy

November 15, 2014
Black Terry & Solar vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis
Producciones Sanchez
Arena Neza

There were many opportunities to see maestros work their craft in a way only they can around the lucha world in 2014.  There was the Black Terry/Skayde program in IWRG, Hechicero locking up with both Terry and Negro Navarro, more than a handful of Virus singles matches, and even Navarro/Solar match that brought fun lucha mat work to Philly.  This tag from November might have been the best. Continue reading

Top 50 Matches of 2014


Star ratings are included to provide a sense of degree more than anything else, but in general my star ratings tend to be a bell curve with perhaps a little heavier distribution on the front tail (lower rated matches) than on the other end (all-time classics).  I made a huge list of everything I watched and it was interesting to see that most fell in that slightly below/average/slightly above ** – *** range.  That feels right to me, however, since the vast majority of current matches I watch leave me thinking “that was fine”; nothing more or less.   I am not dead set on the order yet, but I think the top 10 is pretty close.

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2014 Favorites: CMLL

Virus title matches everywhere you look.  Cavnerario and Hechicero breakout.  Titan places himself among the elite wrestlers in the world.  Quality mask and hair matches all over the place.  This is the Top 20 Matches of 2014 CMLL! Continue reading

2014 Favorites: Tag Team Matches

2014 was not exactly a banner year for tag team wrestling, but there were quality matches to be found even if they cropped up in some unusual places.

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