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Friday, February 26, 2016

MLJ: Black Terry Boot Camp 10: Black Terry, Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco

2010-3-14 @ Arena Naucalpan
Black Terry, Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco

Terry, Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman... by thecubsfan

Phil pointed me this way. Granted, he pointed me to things not currently online, and then pointed me to this as a consolation prize. I might have to dive deeper into this feud though. You get a sense of it from this, which was a TV match. If Terry had the Dinistia Navarro feud that would be enough for 2010 but he had this too.

It's my first look at Gringos VIP, though I'd seen Avisman once or twice before. They had a great act. It was low rent in all the best, sleaziest ways, with them flaunting the US colors and sunglasses that made them look like the unabomber. It's good that they had a great act too since they took most of this match. I'm okay with that. I'd much rather see a match that was 70% beatdown than 70% tecnico clowning. That said, it has to be a good beatdown and this definitely was. The Gringos had a lot of tandem offense, played crowd control well, and were pretty brutal in their execution. Just as important, there was a great hope spot-ish comeback to end the primera, and a lot of heat in the finish.

Terry's side didn't have a lot to do, other than get beaten up, which was a shame because this wasn't a great look for me at Chico Che. What they did do was great, however. Cerebro was a bit delayed in making it out, which lead to the initial numbers game allowed beatdown. When he finally got into things, however, it was with a big dive from the crowd and a comeback, even so early into the match, that felt triumphant (even if it was cut off, both for a flash rudo finish and to lead into the segunda).

Terry's so good at so many things, but I'd yet to really see him on this side of a rudo beatdown in a trios brawl. He shined at that too, doing a great job at fighting back not just valiantly but violently and getting overwhelmed to build sympathy while still looking strong. How can someone who throws headbutts around like that not look strong? The little I got to see from Che looked great too. He was the babyface part of this equation which allowed for the heat to be actual heat, as Terry and Cerebro were rudos. He was the heart of things in that regard, but also had some killer big guy offense when he got to show it (and a great headbutt too).

When the comeback finally came it was goofy but solid, with extraneous objects that were meant to embarrass and were sold like death. That was pretty goofy, and the indy heel ref stuff was frustrating, but this was good enough to make me want to see more.

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