taped 2013-08-09 @ Arena Mexico
Titán vs La Máscara in a lightning match: A really fun and different La Mascara match. How weird is that? It felt like Titan has a lot of crazy ideas he wanted to try out and La Mascara was game for them since most of them involved Titan getting hurt, but Mascara got in some of his usual stuff. Neither guy played rudo, but La Mascara came off as the favorite and Titan as the underdog who was doing well but didn’t have quite enough. Finish was really good and both guys came of the match looking good.
Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky vs Averno, Felino, Negro Casas: Set up match for Panther/Averno, giving the impression is actually is coming soon. They’re back to Averno submitting as soon as he gets in to trouble in the third fall, which maybe explains why he kept losing to Místico all those times. Not a lot of Negro/Rush but at their usual level.
La Sombra, Mistico, Valiente vs Mephisto, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr.: Really strong build to Volador/Sombra, Volador cheating like a cruel crazy man and totally getting away with it. I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a tease of those knucks being used in September. They were great here. Match was nothing but set up to that match but bits like Volador jumping off the stairs to splash Sombra on the stretcher are really good bits. There’s not a lot they CMLL can do to convince people Volador and Sombra have had as important careers as Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero going into their cage match, but they’re doing a very good job of showing they hate each other just as much as the other two.