CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-06-06

Recapped: 06/09/2015

Magnus tope

Match 1: Fuego, Magnus, The Panther vs Okumura, Sangre Azteca, Virus
Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, 05/26/2015

  1. técnicos
    • Fuego leg scissors wristlock Virus (8:42)
  2. rudos
    • Virus nudo The Panther (4:50)
    • Okumura STF Magnus (5:03)
  3. rudos
    • Sangre Azteca top rope low blow dropkick Fuego (3:35)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 17:20

Virus has seen enough of Fuego’s dance

Review: [ok] Borderline match, probably hurt by higher expectations of something more novel and instead getting the usual. The first fall was different, with about seven minutes of mat work from Sangre & Magnus and Fuego & Virus, but then it just didn’t get better from there. I think I might have too high expectations for guys like Virus 7 the Panther in trios. Magnus fit in fine and they changed the drama of things around a little late, but it all felt tied around Sangre Azteca hitting his usual spots.

Magnus tope con giro

Match 2: Super Porky, Titán, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, 05/26/2015

Revolucionarios teamwork
  1. Revolucionarios
    • Dragon Rojo middle rope splash Super Porky (2:55)
  2. técnicos
    • Super Porky splash Rey Escorpion (2:04)
  3. técnicos
    • Valiente Buster on Dragon Rojo Jr. (2:32)
    • Titan kneebar scissors Pólvora (2:45)

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 7:44

Review: [ok] short match, totally focused on Brazo de Plata. Porky seems fatter than ever of late. He was definitely less interested in selling than usual here, which didn’t work out so well when the rudos kept him in and the other guys out. It did work in that he was the most over guy in the match. Rey Escorpion made Porky look great, it was an amazing one man show. Rey Escorpion doing the Black Warrior taunt a lot lately is odd. This was an easy match for Titan – don’t think I’ve seen him do many pescados before.

don’t mess with Super Porky

Match 3: Atlantis, La Máscara, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, 05/26/2015

Volador versus the world
  1. rudos
    • Terrible punch Atlantis (4:17)
  2. técnicos
    • Volador backcracker Rey Bucanero (2:29)
    • La Mascara casita Vangellys (2:31)
  3. técnicos
    • DQ Terrible [foul kick to Atlantis] (3:05)

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 9:53
Notes: Terrible obviously fouled Atlantis to save himself from certain Atlantida doom.

Review: [ok] If you think about it, you shouldn’t be able to win on a punch, because punches are illegal. It’s like getting a submission to a choke. I had time to think about this because there was nothing going on in the first fall of this match and they’re showing the reading contest vignette at least twice every show. I was also waiting for Volador and Máscara to inevitably turn on each other, but apparently they forgot they hate each other and Terrible supplied the poor finish instead. A routine match.

Atlantis sky walks to a monkey flip