taped 2013-05-19 @ Arena Mexico
Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma, Hombre Bala Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Virus: probably a little better live; the third fall felt edited most of all. Still, fine match for what we got see. Bala got treated like he belongs with these guys, which would be more meaningful if they didn’t do that with every substitute, but it looked better this time. I really want another Virus/Fuego match.
Atlantis, Blue Panther, Super Porky vs Boby Zavala, Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión: A really short match on TV, but okay and better than the Porky match on Fox Sports. Zavala was smooth with his teammates and fit in okay (though they still him up to be the novato among experienced guys.) Maybe they should trust him to take Atlantis instead of Dragon Rojo next time. Escorpion’s really good at not just standing around watching a guy hit him on dives and such.
Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Negro Casas, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero: A good sponsor show main event, if also edited into being too short. (That sponsor was not shown much if at all on TV.) It was really a Místico showcase, but Dorada and Valiente got in a little, and Dorada & Negro kept their feud going in the background. Mistico’s doing the same series of spots in every match, which feels more like CMLL’s decision than his, but at least the guys around him are staying interesting.