Ciclon Ramirez vs. Javier Cruz
HAIR VS. HAIR
Type: Hair vs. Hair
Other Recommended; Bloody; High Flying
This match between very good (if not unheralded) luchadores Ciclon Ramirez and Javier Cruz is a quintessential “hair vs. hair” bout. It also features a must-see tope suicida from Ramirez, who made a career out of landing ridiculous physics-defying topes. All of the essential hair match elements are there from blood and brawling to insane dives and a big finish. The match has long had a strong reputation and finished 14th in the DVDVR 90’s lucha poll. It also holds up remarkably well. There are better available hair matches than this one (after all, it was not a heavily promoted match), but not many capture the spirit of a great hair match so thoroughly and effortlessly as this one did.
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Wrestling Observer Newsletter (June 20, 1994)
The return to Arena Mexico on 6/10 drew a weak house with Javier Cruz winning the hair vs. hair main event beating Ciclon Ramirez. The match was said to have been excellent with all sorts of “dives from hell” and Muta vs. Hase level juice.
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ULTIMO DRAGON VS. JAVIER CRUZ
Type: Title Match Style
Ultimo Dragon’s second televised UWA title defense of 1993 is a solid but entirely unremarkable one. Dragon’s high spots are not impressive enough for him to get by on those alone, which ended up being the story of his career. Javier Cruz is no Negro Casas and wasn’t up to the task of forcing Dragon out of his usual comfort zone. The result is Ultimo Dragon doing Ultimo Dragon stuff while Javier Cruz works a basic hold-counter hold match around all of that. Not as good as the Emilio Charles title defense, mainly because Cruz is no Charles. Dragon made Friday night title defenses for Mocho Cota and Felino after this that would have been more interesting, but are not available as far as I am aware. Not missing anything if you skip this one.