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(02/24/1994) El Dandy vs. Javier Llanes (CMLL)

El Dandy vs. Javier Llanes
CMLL World Middleweight

Year: 1994
Type: Title Match Style
Other: Recommended


This match is as tough, gritty, and realistic of a mat based match you will see outside of the high end Japanese shoot style matches. For anyone that mistakenly thinks lucha mat work (and lucha in general) is loose and unrealistic, this is the match to watch. The match is very dense with the appeal resting in the details – the up-close selling, the struggle for holds, and the struggle for escapes – which doesn’t necessarily make it an easy watch. If you are in the mood for a match steeped in struggle and realistic offense/selling, this is a great one to watch.

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