CMLL on Televisa: 2013-02-02


dancing parrot


taped 2013-01-25 @ Arena Mexico

Monkey attacks parrot

Estrellita, Luna Mágica, Silueta vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit: a waste of everyone’s time. I remain uninterested in this feud, but now I kind of want it to resolve at Dos Leyendas only for it to end and go away so something more interesting might take it’s place.


triple dive!

Atlantis vs Mr. Niebla in a lightning match: good for the time. We even got the twice a year Niebla moonsault. Finish was very wacky (more Tirantes being able to block the slap than anything), but the match that led up to it was fine.


the rudos have finally figured out how to stop the handstand!

La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Titán vs Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr.: fun match that was only hurt by not being even longer, and the timing being off a bit at times; the ideas were good, just not everyone was where they were supposed to be at just the right moment. (This is a watching too much CMLL problem, I suppose – you’re drawn to the moments where a guy has to wait a little bit to long to take a move and does nothing to hide their empty waiting.) Finish was the usual bit of going to something one too many times (twice), but I liked getting to see Titan vs Volador and maybe Titan vs Psicosis has some promise. If there’s any forethought here, this was a setup to getting Volador vs Sombra in 3 weeks time, but I’m always leery of suspecting forethought in CMLL.