Jump to content
Pro Wrestling Only
Sign in to follow this  
Loss

[1994-06-07-CMLL] Ciclon Ramirez vs Javier Cruz (Hair vs Hair)

Recommended Posts

Just a wonderfully constructed, violent match that gets progressively better the longer it goes. Both guys pull off some terrific dives, there's lots of blood and intensity and hatred, and even with CMLL's horribly mic'd crowds, you can hear the heat picking up as the match progresses. There are also some iconic visuals here that really get over the hatred. Everything you want in a hair match. Superb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t know who is who but one of these guys seems be doing some type of Drunken Master as he is falling all over himself outside the ring and takes off his robe while lying down on the floor. He seems fine once they get in the ring. Cool dive that they go into the crowd on. First two falls happen pretty quickly.

 

These guys just launch themselves in their dives. Wow. Very deliberate count by referee. But at least he is consistent. Senton attempt comes up empty with a bump that doesn’t seem pleasant to the back. Another dive into the crowd and those chairs did not have a whole lot of give. Ouch. I’m a novice to Lucha but damn was this good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a fucking awesome hate filled, lucha blood brawl! This had everything one can want out of a lucha hair match. Just really fucking great stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CMLL has been limited on this set but the snippets we have seen have been great with some less heralded workers including Cruz, Ramirez, and Llanes. The dives here looked extremely painful and forceful and I loved the ending submission on the third caida. Clippers didn't seem to be wroking as good here as int he Jake/Konnan match.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow. This was, quite simply, a war. Great work by both guys to get over the stakes--Ramirez is clobbered before the bell which typically signifies a quick rudo victory, but he comes back to get a win. Cruz weathers a storm in the second fall to make his own comeback, and gets a clean submission with a cool spinning hangman hold to take Ramirez's hair. Ramirez throws in some great athletic moves including a gorgeous huracanrana, and the dives are among the most high-impact you'll ever see. Done with bullet speed and huge bumps into the ringside seats. Other than Cruz's pre-match attack and doing a fake low blow, the rudo/technico divide is pretty nonexistent--this is just two guys beating the fuck out of each other going all-out to win. One of the best lucha matches of the year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Monarca launched the jump start and made sure he got a quick bite of forehead, a local delicacy. He dominated the first fall before falling victim to a ridiculously awesome dive. They crashed into several rows of ringside fans. A big mark out moment. Micro segunda. Cruz was himself bloodied in the third. This possessed all the grittiness and rivalry that fans like to see in a wager match. Near falls and close calls with submissions adding to the dramatic nature. There was also a spectacular selection of topes. The fans had learnt their lesson and were scramming for cover at the first sign of trouble.

 

I liked the respect shown in the postmatch, making clear that the issue had been resolved. Both fighters had done themselves proud. A big highlight for CMLL in a tough year for the promotion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×