CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-03-07

Sombra is a man of the people


taped 2015-02-24 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara

Mercurio stuck in the deep end

Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito: [ok] lesser minis match than the ones these guys have had of late. The first fall was clunky, the second fall brief, and the third feeling just like an exhibition. Shockercito looked the best, but his big spot near the end didn’t go well, and the comeback spot had it’s own issues. Some stuff was timing, some was sloppy, but this didn’t work.

big Shockercito tope
rudos take too much time, pay for it
Mistico diving headscissors

Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Mistico vs Ephesto, Felino, Mephisto: [ok] another skippable match. Místico looked like the best guy in a match for the first in recent memory, though they edited out at least one botched spot and being the best guy among this crew was not a high achievement. This match in general was pretty obviously edited at times. Mistico’s first fall headscissors to the floor looked nice, but they broke the all time record for longest time a rudo spent standing and waiting for a spot to happen. Angel de Oro and Felino tried to feud, but other guys wouldn’t get out of the way. When they finally did, it turned out they didn’t really have anything interesting to do. I could not be less excited for that match next week.

ladies make it clear they’re not moving
one more slingshot headscissors
Sombra big tope con giro

La Sombra vs Rey Bucanero: [ok] Another one that was just kind of there. Neither man worked as a técnico, but the cheating wasn’t interesting enough to make a rudo/rudo match interesting. It was just a match without much emotion. Sombra did a few things but didn’t ever get out of second gear and Rey Bucanero did about what you’d expect at this point. The second fall finish count – after Bucanero did what he always does to Sombra – was hilariously botched. The ref bump in the third fall was ludicrous, with the referee standing in the way of Sombra despite Sombra going for the same spot he does in every match.

Sombra does everything the best
strong work by CMLL ref as usual
Bucanero thinks quick
sliding splash
why are you standing there?