CMLL Titanes del Ring: 2015-06-06 

this goes from bad to good a couple times, mostly thanks to Volador

Volador defeats Casas in a match that probably should’ve been stopped 10 seconds in.

Recapped: 06/18/2015

Dragon Lee rapid German suplex

Match 1: Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Mistico vs Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto
Arena México, 05/31/2015

  1. técnicos
    • Angel de Oro mecedora Ephesto (4:24)
    • Dragon Lee cradle sit down powerbomb Kamaitachi (4:30)
  2. rudos
    • Kamaitachi ramp dropkick Dragon Lee (4:10)
    • Mephisto Devil’s Wings Angel de Oro (4:20
  3. técnicos
    • Místico casadora cradle Mephisto (3:52)

Winner: técnicos
Match Time: 12:42
Notes: Referee Bestia Negra counted Mephisto down for three when Kamaitachi & Ephesto had broken the pin with stomps (and it was clear it was simply a normal near fall spot.)

cradle suplex powerbomb?

Review: [ok] Classic CMLL: a match building towards a big finish screwed up when the referee counts someone down for three too soon. Kamaitachi and Dragon Lee with the usual craziness with four other guys working at a much lower gear. The crowd recognizes Místico and reacts to him like a star when he prompts them and the match was peaked around his big spots. Dragon Lee felt like much the bigger deal when he was wrestling, but it’s mostly him doing at a much higher level.

ramp dropkick, check
Kamaitachi can do dangerous dropkicks from multiple locations!
triple dive

Match 2: La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Naito vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
Arena México, 05/31/2015

  1. Ingobernables
    • Naito & Sombra double suplex, Marco punch Ultimo Guerrero (1:45)
  2. Guerreros
    • Thunder cradle suplex Marco Corleone (3:08)
    • Thunder top rope splash La Sombra (3:38)
  3. Ingobernables
    • Naito corner dropkick Euforia (3:38)
    • Sombra corner knees Thunder (3:38)

Winner: Ingobernables
Match Time: 8:56
Notes: Ultimo Guerrero and Thunder shoved each other and had words after their defeat. 

I don’t understand why doing push-ups is now a thing, but it’s definitely a thing

Review: [ok] Slightly better than usual Ingobernables/Guerreors match, though Thunder/Sombra went surprisingly ok. Naito seems to be having fun as a rudo again. It was odd to see UG messing around for Marco when UG’s team was otherwise the técnicos in this match.

Match 3: Volador Jr. © vs Negro Casas for the NWA World Welterweight Championship
Arena México, 05/31/2015

Casas knocked out.
  1. Negro Casas torito (1:16)
  2. Volador Jr. backcracker (0:51)
  3. Volador Jr. casita (8:31)

Winner: Volador Jr. (2-1)
Match Time: 10:38
Notes: Seconds are Místico and Zacarias. The two begin fighting during the title belt presentation shown.) Casas is dropkicked out of the ring, Volador topes him, and the back of Casas’ head strikes the barricade. Casas appears to be knocked out before the match has ever really started. Volador tries to slow down and stall the match, but Casas forces it to go on. Casas eventually regains some consciousness but does not appear full aware the rest of the match. Volador gave credit to Negro for his effort, but ask for a title shot with him and Místico against Negro and Shocker. Casas congratulated for the win.

more how a silla should look

Review: [good] This match attempts to answer the age old question, “Can Negro Casas have a good match in his sleep?” Casas was off in dreamland before the match even started, clearly out of it after knocking his head into the barricade, and somehow still managed to make it thru a 10 minute match. A lot of the success had to do with Volador working for a man and a half and they ended up doing a lot more than you’d figure. Casas was not himself, looking unsteady not playing to the crowd as much as he normally would, and Volador smartly found ways to shave time (the knee injury bit came and went.) Last week’s match was much better, this had a much higher level of difficulty. Tirantes really slow counted the third fall, which could’ve been him just not thinking it was going to be the end.