Máscara Dorada, La Sombra, & Titán vs Psicosis, Mr. Águila, & Volador Jr. ~ ***3/4
~ OH what fun this was. Maybe I got caught up in the bossy second & eventual third falls of the match thanks to the epic Technicos, but I really dug this. Even with Volador Jr still sucking it rocked. Titan continues to impress me. I've seen a few matches from him this year and he's left both smelling like a rose. I look forward to his career during this year and years after. It didn't hurt knowing I was familiar with everyone involved here. Aguila still looks to be in great shape and was performing on a high level. In fact most in the match were incredibly crisp when the action came on. The first fall's slow phase was so unusual and you can tell these guys (or most in the whole of Lucha) are much more comfortable when the volume is turned up. Some of the transitions in the start did look a bit lazy. Nothing major only it was a process of building as the match rolled on. Boy did it ever when the segunda caida commenced. Rudos took the opening fall, so the techicos were behind the 8 ball early. What better way to isolate them by having Dorada get LAUNCHED OVER THE TOP ROPE ONTO THE RAMP WAY IN WHAT LEGIT LOOKED LIKE 10 FEET. Brilliant bump. Dorada man. Dorada. Rudo beat down wasn't pretty until they decided to do some triple team efforts. Techicos get a jump on the rudos finally after DORADA leaps over the top rope into the prettiest transition of a hurricanrana ever. I was marking so much. Pulse pounding pace all throughout now. Sombra pins Volador following a double jump quebrada. More legit action. Third fall begins and it's about 6 minutes of non-stop action till it ends. I loved the dynamic here and it's prevalent more often than not of the rudos working the slower pace and busting out the flashy moves here and there, while the technicos got all of their offense when they were able to pick up the pace and land some truly beautiful moves. Including the INCREDIBLY orgasmic timed double plancha + moonsault to the outside - IN FREAKIN STEREO. Finish would could when Titan tries to get fancy with his glorious handstand offense. He would be c...hed by both Psicosis & Aguila. Dorada attempts a save only to land on his fallen comrade. In comes a candian destroyer by Aguila & a package powerbomb by Psicosis and that's all she wrote. That was a ...h of pure FUN.
If memory serves me right (and the most recent comment seems to indicate this, too) the video was nothing more than a medium to hype the repackaging of Palacio Negro (now Titan) and Metal Blanco (now Triton) after they had stopped working in November 2011.
As for the storyline that followed, the two teamed with Shocker to face Los Reyes del Atlantida (Atlantis, Delta and Guerrero Maya Jr). Storyline was pulled not even a month later after Shocker was dropped for whatever reason. Not all gloom and doom for Titan, I suppose, as his career did quite well since then (considering Titan is only 22).