Arena Naucalpan (Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico)
Best 2 out of 3 falls
Going into 2014, there is little doubt that Mexico is the richest country in the world when it comes to pro wrestling talent. CMLL boasts arguably the deepest roster of any single promotion in the world and AAA has a solid core. However, one really gets a taste of the depth of Mexico’s wrestling talent when coming across a very good match – such as this one – from the third largest promotion in Mexico, IWRG.
The technicos are the newly turned and newly mask-less Alan Extreme, the high-flying Golden Magic, and the comical Veneno. All of the technicos carried IWRG championships into the match, with Magic holding the Intercontinental Welterweight Championship and the team of Alan Extreme & Veneno entering the year as Intercontinental Tag Team Champions.
The star of this match, however, is Canis Lupis over on the rudo side. Lupis destroys his opponents throughout the three fall match with a pair of brutal big boots in the 1st and 3rd falls, as well as a flurry of other stiff kicks and strikes throughout. Lupis would not at all look at out of place brawling with Negro Casas or Rush over in CMLL.
The match was a nice amalgamation of styles. The Panama-born Veneno brings some comedy. The stocky Alan Extreme hits a really nice tope and there are several dives right into the unprotected audience (as is the case on all IWRG shows, there are no guardrails or barriers separating the fans from the ringside area). As previously mentioned Lupis beats people up and some nice lucha submissions go for near falls. The third fall becomes a bit aimless towards the end, but it is a small complaint. This six-man serves as a nice example of the quality IWRG can sometimes present and the depth of wrestling talent in modern day Lucha.
Lucha Trios | Watchable | Quality