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Monday, August 02, 2010

Don't Let Black Terry in Your Sanctuary, Until It's Time To Pack It In

Black Terry/Dr. Cerebro/Cerebro Negro v. Pirata Morgan Jr./Barba Roja Jr./El Hijo Del Pirata Morgan IWRG 8/13/09-SKIPPABLE

TKG: The Cerebros get attacked backstage during an interview and they brawl pre-bell into past the bell. Terry and Cerebro Negro bleed (with Cerebro Negro bleeding streams of tears), while the Piratas work over Dr Cerebro in the ring. They do a absolutely nasty spike double DDT on Dr Cerebro but weirdly that isn’t the finisher, it’s positioned early in a run of triple teams (where the others are far less spectacular). They end up pinning Dr Cerebro with a moonsault. In general the Piratas were kind of hit and miss with their offense and didn’t really seem to order their stuff in a way that made a ton of sense, The point where the Cerebros start their comeback is really awesome, and their whole angry revenge offense is a blast. Challenges are laid out after the match, with Black Terry coming off awesome on the mic.

PAS: I thought this was pretty disappointing, maybe I have been spoiled by all of the awesome 2010 Black Terry brawls, but outside of some individual moments this did very little for me. Piratas have some nice looking triple teams (and some not so nice ones) but for large parts of their offense they just seemed to be pulling out random triple teams out of a bag. I did like the Cerebros on offense and Negro’s bloody tears was totally metal, but overall not much.

Black Terry/Dr. Cerebro/Cerebro Negro v Los Oficiales IWRG 12/25/09-FUN

PAS: These are six of the best wrestlers in IWRG (and really in the world) and you are going to get a lot of good shit when they match up. Terry and 911 are wedded here and I really like all of their interactions. The opening matwork was very good, and all of Terry's arm and wrist manipulations were sweet looking. Still I think that these are teams who could use technicos. You can do rudo v. rudo if you make it a bloody brawl, or even a battle of one upsmanship with both teams attempting to battle technically. That was the template used in the excellent Dinastia Navarro v. Terrible Cerebros matches earlier in 2009, start with a battle of skill, move into a battle of rudismo. Oficiales aren't really that type of team though, and here though it felt a like both teams were working as bumping bases with triple teams. It needed balance, it was kind of like the flip side of all of the disappointing flyer v. flyer matches you might see on the indies. Also they really went into backcracker overkill here, IWRG desperately needs another move, jack the RKO or something.

TKG: I actively liked the template they used here and thought the balance was the key to how this worked. In the last match you had Angelico wins his mat exchanges with Avisman in the first fall, win his brawling exchanges with Hijo Del Diablo in the second and win his fast exchanges with Gringo Loco in the third. He worked as guy who is equal to (if not better) than opponents in their specialized field. In the Terribles Cerebros v Oficiales no one worked “guy equal to opponent”. First caida starts with Fierro v Dr Cerebro doing technical exchanges. Cerebro is the superior worker on the mat, Fierro is the taller guy with more standing leverage and that is the story of their exchanges. Again compare this to Angelico v Avisman trading holds where there is an even bigger size difference that never plays into how they work the holds. Fierro and Dr Cerebro’s exchanges were all about leverage with Fierro having an advantage standing and working from top half while Dr Cerebro is more likely to get a takedown by attacking lower extremities. 911 and Black Terry match up and again these guys aren’t equal; instead it’s 911 being stronger countered by Black Terry being cannier. It’s a really neat first fall which sets up the story of the rest of the match. The fall laid out both teams strategic advantages in rest of match. I’m used to seeing Terribles Cerebros as bad ass brawlers but instead we’re told here they will be the MX in essentially a Powers of Pain v MX match up. The second fall is essentially a Nikita and Powers of Pain v RnRX and Dusty match up, where the Oficiales absolutely dominate and the backcrackers acts as underdog dropkicks. Second fall works although I think they could have done better. Third fall is technical heels outsmarting, out-techniqueing and outmoving brawling heels, and getting a bunch of visual pinfalls ( I missed how the ref got bumped out) before the brawling heels get their win.

Black Terry/Solar v. Negro Navarro/Fuerza Guerrera San Pedro 7/7/10-GREAT

I love when random stuff like this shows up, the date is approximate as the show wasn't in Cubsfans match finder. There are hundreds of these little spot shows every month, and tons of little great matches like this one. I haven't seen a ton of Fuerza in these kind of maestro matches, and I liked his mat section with Terry a bunch. Terry was leading, but Fuerza was right there, and I especially dug his twisting of the ankle and foot to escape. However both Terry and Fuerza were basically supporting players to Solar v. Navarro in this match. Still I could watch Navarro and Solar do their thing forever. The highlight of this particular round was all of the cool leglock exchanges and counters, Navarro also threw on a triangle choke which would make Demian Maia proud. Fun stuff, really glad this got uploaded, still this was yet another match with Terry and Navarro on opposite sides where they barely matched up, the second match uploaded in the last couple of days. It almost feels like a rib.


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