With a runtime of exactly two hours and with four matches, this is a very concise and important overview of six months in Mistico’s career. First off we have a stellar 2/3 Falls CMLL Welterwight Championship match against Negro Casas, and secondly, a rematch under the same conditions a month later.
The first match sees Mistico slowed to a more technical style and it is a revelation. Negro Casas is such a great wrestler and the match is an absolute clinic. Mistico is still aerial but this slower pace serves both men well. It’s a fantastic Title Match that you will watch time and again. This is precisely why I love to see singles matches included on these career retrospectives, because as exciting and phrenetic as the multi-man matches are, nothing is as truly satisfying as seeing two great athletes give all they have in a one-on-one encounter. Here, we really see what Mistico is capable of, and it is glorious.
The rematch is also excellent, the ending is especially good, because although Casas wins be nefarious means, Mistico calls him out on it, which leads to a Mask vs Hair match on the next Volume in the series.
Next up we have Mistico teaming with different partners over two bouts, but against the same trio of opponents. Jushin Liger is amongst those on the opposing team which should tell you all you need to know about the talent involved here. They are both wonderful matches and afte the singles matches, feel very fast and furious.
This disc features a lot of pre and post-match interviews and promos from Mistico which is good as it is always easier to relate to a character when you see him as a whole. His frustration at being unmasked and cheated is obvious and his passionate promos also help you to get on his side. I don’t even think you need to understand Spanish to understand what he is conveying.
The video and audio quality are both extremely good and is such a leap forward after the first few releases. RudoReels Exclusives are fantastic. The content of the disc is inspired, I really enjoyed it and would continue to score this series highly. I am also looking forward to Volume Seven to see the Hair/Mask match, so leaving us on a cliffhanger was clever too. I doubt anyone who saw the opening matches will think twice about buying #7 to view the next step in this feud.