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September 21, 2014 / TJ Hawke

Hechicero vs. Stuka Jr. from CMLL 2014

Thoughts from Sam DiMasico:

It is pretty great when there is a lightning match where the participants put in the work that makes it something memorable. More often than not you get matches like this though, (which are fun for what they are) but it would be pretty hard to conjure up memories of the bout in a week. I like both guys but I know Stuka can mail it in, which it sorta felt like here. For me, most lucha is fun and that still sticks here but this match did not make much of an impact.

 

Recap from TJ Hawke:

Hechicero gets “best in the world” talk from those who are fans of tumbling and pointing. I SHALL BE THE JUDGE OF THAT. In all seriousness though, I do like to expand my horizons, and “Lightning” matches are the best way for me to sample lucha.

They were trading lots of holds and whatnot. Stuka eventually took Hechicero to the floor and hit a wonderful tope suicida. Back in the ring, Stuka hit a spinebuster, but Hechicero blocked a moonsault. Hechicero worked him over a bit shortly after that. Stuka came back with a moonsault to the floor. Back in the ring, Stuka came back. He avoided a moonsault from Hechicero and then hit a missile splash: 1…2…3

I thought this was solid enough, and I continue to enjoy occasionally exploring lucha through these “Lightning” matches. Stuka stood out to me more here just because his dives are so gnarly. Hechicero did not seem to get a chance to stand out much here though, and that was a disappointment.

Match Rating: **1/2

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