CMLL Puebla #104 (09/05/2010)

taped 08/30/10 – that link is always the full recap

Why do I not watch this show every week? I usually enjoy this show. I rarely enjoy the GDL. The LATV & 52MX are hit and miss. Things just work out well when I watch this show. On other hand, I really only watch this show when there are great matches, so maybe I’ve got a slightly biased take on this show.

this also looks like a piledriver, but it's awesome so I'll let it slide

Sombra vs Volador was definitely a great match worth seeking this show out. I can not think of a better match I’ve seen this year*, or a better CMLL singles match I’ve seen lately. This match was so fantastic, the cheap finish couldn’t affect it, because everyone before it was so great and you honestly believed Volador had no other options left to beat this man. Watch this match.

This match was more intense than usual CMLL singles matches. It wasn’t out and out brawl intense, but I also didn’t feel like I could’ve gone to the fridge and gotten a drink between moves. If you’re going to do moves involving running and jumping, no one’s going to believe you’re so dead tired that you can’t move for twenty seconds. Ten seconds actually makes a lot of difference.

That was quite a finish to the second fall.

I enjoyed the announcers too – it felt like they were more into the match than the usual CMLL and AAA guys. I don’t know if they just promised them another house if they’re good or whatever, but it’s a fine result.

* – though we really need to put together a virtual comp of Matches Worth Consideration; the YouTube links are out there, but we need to add them to the wiki or something so interested people can easily flip thru them.

This whole show is worth seeking out. The cibernetico to open the show would’ve been the standout match on any other show – Raziel was super great whenever he was in, and this might be Lestat’s Best Match Ever – and I hope they’re honestly going somewhere with the DF rudos/Puebla tecnicos bit because everyone’s been great and another big match with them would be fun.

And the Panther/Dorada/Mistico vs Invasors match would be the best match on most weekly shows.

IWRG, Vampiro, Arena Mexico

Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 09/23 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, @gladiatores]
1) Super Halcon Jr. b Nemesis
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Magia Negra b Dinamic Black & Tonatiuh
3) Chico Che, Eragon, Veneno DQ Comando Negro, El Hijo del Diablo, Guerrero Negro (IWRG)
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Cien Caras, Pirata Morgan Jr.
5) Silver King, Tony Rivera, Trauma I b Chris Stone, Pirata Morgan, Último Gladiador [Relevos Increíbles]

Very bad attendance. I was just watching the AAA taping from Arena Naucalpan last night. The building was jam packed for that, and this was near the opposite. Show also started late – 9pm – and didn’t finish until midnight.

Silver King snuck in a foul on Pirata Morgan for the main event. Before the main event, “Titan” from Argentina was introduced. He’s unmasked muscle guy who challenged Silver King.

Oficials and Mascaras looks like a bloody brawl. Pirata Jr. repalced Mascara Jr.

Veneno replaced Freelance. Freelance is in a neckbrace thanks to what Comando Negro did to him in their last match, and Comando attacked him again here. Guerrero Negro is new here – possibly the Monterrey guy by that name?

Tonatiuh replaced Hijo del Panetra.

AAA has a bizarre Vampiro promo. AAA is also part of a benefit show on 10/07 for a child who needs a bone marrow transplant.

Not much talk about tonight’s Arena Mexico show. CMLL’s overshadowed it with yesterday’s press conference (which NJPW reported on later in the day), and really that’s been overshadowed by Mistico’s complaints about CMLL programming. I wonder if we’ll get a counter argument from them in the next few days?

Anyway, today’s Arena Mexico show could have some really good matches – the minis match and Mascara/Dorada/Valiente vs Avernos look great, and there’s other matches which might be good. However, they’re stuck in a holding pattern for the next three weeks, unless they’ve got a big match for Lyger to go out on.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


I’m heading to the Dragon Gate USA on Saturday; I think my plan now is just to write the post while I’m there, and not bother with doing results on Twitter. The plan is to check out the Dragon Gate USA Milwaukee show on Sunday afternoon and see if I can make it back to Congress Theatre for the LA Park & Hijo de LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Dr. Wagner III match on Sunday night, so there may be random tweets from I-94. Say hi if you see me.