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Friday, January 09, 2015

MLJ: 2010: A Garza Odyssey 14: Héctor Garza, Shocker, Toscano vs Rey Bucanero, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi

Taped 2010-04-25 @ Arena Coliseo
Héctor Garza, Shocker, Toscano vs Rey Bucanero, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi

On the one hand, I don't entirely get what's going on here. On the other, it's really not important enough for me to figure it out. This was about a week after he had just wrestled Toscano and Shocker and really, there wasn't much of the way of dissension. Garza had mentioned that he had done the previous match since he really just wanted to show people he could do it on both sides of the aisle or something dismissive like that.

Dissension: after the primera, Shocker seemed surprised when Garza made sure to raise his hand. Later on Garza didn't seem too excited about helping his partners when they were getting beat down, even, and this is much more a travesty, when poor Kemonito was eating a suplex from Rey. That seemed to incense Shocker, at least. In the tercera, Garza stopped a Shocker dive since he wanted to do it himself. Shocker persisted but the delay meant that he got kicked from the outside. It didn't really impact the finish.

So those were the interesting interpersonal bits (and the mascot getting suplexed). Past those, it was a sort of lackluster trios match. Taichi was a fun foil for Garza when it came to some of the comedy spots but he was not very good. Okemura was better but didn't really do anything of note. Toscano was just there too. He's a capable role player in these matches but never really stands out as a tecnico. He was a bit lost in the shuffle back in the GdI matches in 06 as a rudo, but even then, his athleticism shined through more.

From what I can tell, Rey was having a great little rudo year on these Coliseo shows. Here he was a complete and utter chickshit dick to Shocker, running and nailing him at times and then dashing away before he could get his comeuppance. I don't think we have any sort of blowoff singles match between them but I would have liked to see it if we did. It actually looks like they had two singles matches BEFORE this and we're on the downslope of the feud. None of them seem to be easily available though. Ah well. Maybe it's not the worst thing because lazy Shocker was in full effect here. There was a lift-up dropkick in here which saw Shocker barely getting off the ground even after the assist from Toscano.

Outside of some fun Kemonito moments (face off with Rey, legdrop, splash, getting suplexed, the Shocker headband!), Garza being passive aggressive, and Rey Bucanero's great chickenshit work, there wasn't much notable here. I'm tempted to track down more of Rey from 2010 though. If I make it into summer, 2010 with Garza, I'll get a few fun looking Invasores vs Peste Negra matches so those might be fun.

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