CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-06-06

Triton briefly defies gravity

Recapped: 2015-06-11

A normal Tuesday show with people not being so good.

Match 1: Bengala & Leono vs Apocalipsis & Espanto Jr.
Arena México, 06/02/2015

Espanto Jr. is no help
  1. rudos
    • Apocalispis Espectrina Bengala (4:54)
    • Espectro top rope splash Leono (5:12)
  2. técnicos
    • Bengala triangular del Solar (2:21)
    • Leono double underhook slam Espanto Jr. (3:34)
  3. técnicos
    • Leono atomic legdrpo Espanto Jr. (2:23)
    • Apocalispis inside cradle Leono (2:48)
    • Bengala Cradle on Apocalispis (3:110

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:57

Review: [ok] Competent by boring opener. Most of this match was waiting around to see if Leono does something funny to GIF. He did not disappoint! It might have been Espanto’s fault, though Espanto looks marginally better and appears to be making an effort. Looking forward to seeing him in En Busca de un Idolo 6.

big boot and a legdrop

Match 2: La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora
Arena México, 06/02/2015

springboard splash/fall
  1. rudas
    • Seductora springboard splash Silueta (2:30)
  2. técnicas
    • Lluvia inverted crab Dalys (1:52)
    • Silueta cradle suplex Seductora (2:01)
  3. rudas
    • Dalys scorpion Lluvia (3:29)
    • Amapola Devil’s Wings (4:42)

Winner: rudas (2-1)
Match Time:9:13

close enough

Review: [ok] Good enough. Briefer match than usual, and feeling tightly scripted, but without major problems and nicely building up the Vaquerita/Amapola to the finish. Amapola’s glee in finishing off Vaquerita and Dalys mocking the tecnicas after the match. There might be something in doing more of the young técnicas versus the older rudas.

that’s a hard way to fail at a casita

Match 3: Súper Halcón Jr., The Panther, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Canelo Casas, Raziel
Arena México, 06/02/2015

  1. técnicos
    • Triton 450 splash Raziel (6:49)
  2. rudos
    • Cancerbero leaping senton The Panther (5:05)
    • Canelo Casas release full nelson slam Super Halcón (5:26)
  3. tecnicos
    • Super Halcón moonsault Cancerbero (2:34)
    • Raziel nudo Triton (3:44)

Winner: rudos
Match Time: 15:59

Panther topes are always great

Review: [good] Better than expected, slightly on the good side. Triton and the Cancerberos had some weird antagonistic chemistry and Panther deviated from his usual routines. Canelo taking Panther’s tope was better than anything he did in his first En Busca de un Idolo match (and definitely better than how his second time doing the finisher looked.) I don’t know why Cancerbero tried a huracanrana and I really don’t understand why Pompin slow counted him after it. Pompin also counted three on a submission at the end of the match, so great match for him.

Triton spams clotheslines, pays for it

Stellar Moments

El Castigo: Demus 3:16 valagueza on Astral

El Rudo: Misterioso Gori Special on Fuego

La Combinacion: Stuka monkey flip tope con giro off the apron onto Tiger

Lo Sensacional: Guerrero Maya tope con giro into Puma

El Técnico: Stuka torpedo splash on Tiger

Match 4: Fuego, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
Arena México, 06/02/2015

Boby’s Fuego Dance > Virus’ Fuego Dance
  1. técnicos
    • Stuka torpedo splash Boby Zavala (3:58)
    • Fuego huracanrana Puma (3:58)
  2. rudos
    • Mouse Trap on La Mascara (4:29)
  3. técnicos
    • La Mascara casita Tiger (4:52)

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 13:19
Notes: La Mascara refused to work with his partners in the first fall, was less obstinate in falls 2 and 3.

Zavala dropkick on point

Review: [good] Five really good luchadors, and one who was almost worth negative five on his own. The first fall is completely infurating as La Mascara does his Sombra imitation act, without being nearly as good as Sombra when it comes time to wrestle. You’re better off skipping to about 7:45 and picking up in the second fall, because it becomes a lot more tolerable when the rudos control the action. As seen in other teamups, Zavala works very well with Tiger and Puma (though his one try at a superkick needed work – or better aim), and Stuka & Fuego do what they do pretty well. This never got a high level but was consistently entertaining one the schitk died down and the rudos started destroying everyone. I want to know where Puma gets yellow and black gloves.

double dive like Arena Coliseo times

Match 5: La Sombra, Naito, Rush vs Ephesto, Shocker, Thunder
Arena México, 06/02/2015

Thunder has no idea what he’s doing
  1. rudos
    • Naito inside cradle Shocker (5:30)
    • Ephesto inside cradle Ephesto (5:30)
  2. rudos
    • DQ Rush [foul kick to Thunder] (4:32)

Winner: rudos (2-0)
Match Time: 10:02
Notes: Rush has very Tama Tonga like face paint. Ingobernables lost the first fall while watching Rush beat up Thunder outside, then Rush angrily fouled Thunder in the second. The Ingobernables took Thunder’s mask.

Review: [below average] If you’re going to watch this, you’re best skipping to about 7:30 in – you’re only missing out on Naito’s wacky mask before then. You really should not watch this, because it’s all kinds of mailed in. Ingobernables only seem interested in dropkicking the life out of Thunder, who is awful. Thunder fails to tag a legdrop correctly in this match. I am not making that up, he forgets to bend down and Naito’s flipping one just gets air. He’s amazing. His brawling is not much better.

no idea what Naito is doing

Match L: Stukita vs Mercurio in a lightning match

Arena México, 06/02/2015

Stukita tope

Winner: Mercurio (package piledriver)
Match Time: 7:59

Mercuri’s asai tornillo always looks slightly out of control

Review: [good] best match on the show, which is barely a surprise. Mercurio is really good, and Stukita is stuck super talented in a promotion which won’t catch on for another five year or so. This was not a lot different than their usual trios work, but that’s enough to carry them thru an eight minute match easy, and I’d completely sign up for a rematch next week. Stukita has no push, is barely on TV, and is getting over with the crowd. That seems like a good sin.

Stukita connects on his inverted tope, and the pose.