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(04/16/1999) Sangre Chicana vs. Cibernetico (AAA)

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Year: 1999
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Sangre Chicana (48 years old at the time of this match) and Cibnertico (never very good) had their work cut out to have a good match but the reality is, they never stood a chance due to AAA’s booking. This match is riddled with interference and incompetent officiating – the exact kinds of things that we (unfortunately) expect from AAA in any sort of big match. The brief moments where Chicana and Cibernetico are left to their own devices provide a memorable spot or two and some competent if uninspiring chain wrestling, but that’s about the best that can be said about this one.

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(04/27) Averno, Mephisto, Ephesto, Puma, Tiger & Niebla Roja vs. Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Triton, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. & Valiente

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

(03/12) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor, Imposible, Sky Ángel vs. Aztlán, Cheyene, Jorge Kebrada, Kanon, Skayde, Vortize

Arena Naucalpan (Naucalpande Juarez, Mexico)
Torneo Cibernetico; Copa High Power

The Gym Skayde versus Gym FILL (Black Terry) feud seemingly ends here and what a weird, disjointed, but fun little feud it has been.

It all started with a cibernetico between the trainees back on February the 4th that was won by the Gym Skayde side when Aztlan got away with a foul. Terry protested that was unfair, Skayde agreed, and a re-match was set up. That match never aired or at least never made it to its way to the internet (an ongoing theme in this feud) but it too ended in controversial fashion. That led to Skayde and Terry getting physically involved opposite of one another in an eight-man tag (where they didn’t hesitate to mix it up with one another) before they inexplicably teamed in a trios match the following. Terry and Skayde bickered in that bout and that set up an already-announced singles match between the two that ended on a foul. That match has also not yet surfaced.

At the dizzying-end of all of this comes this match – a third and (finally!) successful attempt to award the Copa Higher Power between Gym Skayde and Gym FILL (IWRG) without controversy.

In one way, this match was very similar to the first attempted cibernetico between the two gyms. If you waded through some sloppiness and lack of polish, you enjoyed a match with a bunch of young guys trying hard and pulling out some nice lucha arm drags, dives, and submissions. Overall, there was probably a bit more sloppiness in this one – including Skayde being a bit off of his game – than in the first contest.

However, that was made up for a bit by the fact that this cibernetico had more at stake than the first because of the feud that had developed. That tension and animosity made up for some of the lack of execution. For example, in the opening minutes a member of Black Terry’s team makes a save for Terry, which Skayde protests. Skayde makes a save for himself just seconds later as payback. It built palpable tension in the opening minutes the way the first cibernetico didn’t (and really, couldn’t have).
Dragon Celestial looked good once again, as did Black Terry. Nobody looked actively bad although there were a couple of luchadores who had 2001-era Jimmy Yang syndrome of blowing a couple of spots in obvious fashion only to turn right around a pull off a couple of high-skill moves to perfection.

The match came down to Skayde and Terry – as it should have – and Terry picked up the pin after Fulgor distracted Skayde. With the victory, Terry’s squad will now go onto face Tony Rivera’s gym at some point for the Copa High Power.

I would like to see the missing matches from this feud (the 2nd cibernetico, trios with Skayde & Terry teaming, and the singles Skayde/Terry match) because those missing pieces would likely help make the entire feud fit together nicer. As it is, I still thought this was a fun, little month-long feud that provided a chance to focus in some young luchadores that otherwise I would have had little reason to watch.

Cibernetico | Worthwhile | Quality, Individual Peformances & Feud Ender

(02/04) Gym Skyade (Aztlan, Destino, Jorge Kebrada, Kanon, Onix, Operativo X, Prodigo & Vertize) vs. FILL Gym (Alfa, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Imposible, Omega, Power Bull, Seiya, Sky Ángel)

Arena Naucalpan (Naucalpan, Mexico)
February 4th (Aired: February 9th)
Torneo Cibernetico

What we have here is a neat little cibernetico pitting students (and/or alumni) of Skyade’s gym against Black Terry’s pupils from his FILL gym. Dragon Celestia, Fulgor I and Impossible are the only ones I had some prior familiarity with so keeping track of who was who was going to be impossible, so I didn’t even try.

This was a very entertaining cibernetico, particularly the first-half of the match before the eliminations occurred. After some mat work from the first couple of participants, we got rapid-fire entries and exits for an extended period of time. If you like cool lucha arm drags – and seriously, how can you not? – then there was a lot worth liking about the first part of the contest.

The dives were a bit more hit or miss. One in particular relatively early-on looked really bad as one of the wrestlers did a flip off the apron, got almost no height, and was practically on the ringside floor already just a foot away from the apron. The point of this match is not to see a bunch of guys hitting everything perfect but rather it is to see a group of younger guys try some (hopefully) cool stuff out. We got that hear with some neat mat work at the beginning, a few cool submissions, and more than enough smooth arm drags to go around.

The elimination portion of the match was not as strong as the first half, but was fine. At several times during the match, the Skayde and Black Terry contingents got into it on the outside. The match threatened to break into an all-out brawl but never got there.

I liked the finish of Aztlan hitting a low blow for the pin, only for Skayde to agree with Black Terry’s protest that the move was illegal. This set up a re-match for some time in the future. This cibernetico was fun enough that I’ll definitely be checking out the re-match.

Cibernetico | Worthwhile | Quality/Individual Performance

(03/25) Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Cavernario, Soberano Jr., Guerrero Negro Jr. Hechicero, Star Jr. & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Black Panther, Canelo Casas, El Rebelde, Espiritu Negro, Flyer, Herodes Jr., Metalico & Oro Jr.

Arena Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)
En Busca de un Idolo Qualifying Torneo Cibernetico

At a February press conference largely designed to announce the main matches for the 2014 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas, CMLL rolled out several announcements unrelated to HDL.  One announcement was that the 2014 En Busca de un Idolo tournament would kick off with a 16-wrestler torneo cibernetico to decide the eight competitors in this year’s tournament.  This is that match . . .

Unlike a normal cibernetico that continues until only one wrestler is left standing, the rules here were for the match to continue until eight luchadores had been eliminated.  There is also a rudo & tecnico mix as the first team is a mix of guys that are newer to CMLL while the second team are the Gen 14 graduates from the CMLL school.

The match immediately wins me over as both teams gather outside the ring for a pre-match huddle and chant/dancing session.  I love little things like that.  It makes the match feel important that these guys that are not even all on the same side of the rudo/tecnico fence can put differences aside for a chance to qualify for the upcoming tournament.

Once the actual in-ring action got under way, it was more or less nonstop until the 8th luchador was eliminated from the match just around 30 minutes in.  It is evident from the start of the En Busca de un Idolo – which is ostensibly also the beginning of this match – that the luchadores involved all view it as an opportunity to stick out and to be seen.  Everything is flashy, even the obligatory mat work.  For the eight wrestlers eliminated in the qualifier, this is there one chance to shine.  For the others it is the start of a tournament that is all about being seen and making a mark.

The motivation to be noticed is best exemplified in the dives.  There are a lot of dives.  I think we are talking in the neighborhood of twenty – certainly well over a dozen.  Dive fans will love this.  It might have been near-overkill but it worked within the flow of the match.  Plus, if these sixteen are going thirty minutes they are probably best served filling a good chunk of that time with their dives which for most are amongst the more impressive pieces of the offensive arsenals.  Many of the dives are insane and visually-stunning.  If dives do it for you, this is your match.

After an insane thirty minutes of action, the final eight – your 2014 En Busca de un Idolo participants – are: Cachorro, Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Hechicero, Guerrero Negra Jr., Super Halcon Jr., and Star Jr., Soberano Jr.  Mark a momentary win in your score book for the tecnicos who out-represent their rudo counterparts five to three.

Cibernetico | Watch It | Quality & Spectacle (Dives)