CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-12-28
What happened:Policeman lost his hair to local hero Stigma. The oddball team of Ripper, Kraneo and Mephisto beat the Sky Team to earn a trios title match (probably next week.) La Mascara defeated Negro Casas in a single match. Arena Puebla appeared to be filled to capacity for the show.
What was good:Pretty much everything. Avoid the segunda and the cage match is a cage match, but the other stuff was perfectly entertaining.
This show airs tonight on AYM and about 1:30 AM tomorrow on LAS. Title match sounds good. The semifinal result hints at Danny Casas getting the win. Toscano’s not the favorite at the very least.
CMLL has it’s third cage match in four days tonight in Arena Puebla, with ten luchadors putting their hair or mask on the line. There’s a mix of Mexico City and Puebla luchador involved, which usually means a Puebla luchador (King Jaguar, Espiritu Maligno, Policeman) is going to lose. They have played off that awareness in recent years by going the other way – Canelo Casas losing as a surprise would fit and isn’t impossible. There’s also the issue of Stigma and Skandalo feuding heavily, pretty much ignoring what was going on with the match last week to have their own match. Those two are cousins and have talked about doing an apuesta match for some time, but I’m not sure Skandalo is physically able to wrestle a complete apuesta match (even climbing might be an issue) and there’s always a chance this might be a way to do it. I would guess it’s going to be King Jaguar losing and Disturbio getting the win, but this one feel like there are more possibilities than Friday’s match.
It’s a little bit more stacked Puebla card than usual (moving the mid card guys up to the top means the Sky Team is working the tercera.) La Mascara versus Negro Casas is the lightning match, and should be a good ten minute match with odd fall breaks. The Sky Team takes on Kraneo, Ripper and Mephisto in what should be a good flying match. The two openers have chances to be good as well. The show will start at 9pm, and will air on CMLL’s YouTube channel.
Today is also Día de los Inocentes, which means joke articles to see if you’re paying attention. SuperLuchas had a “WWE is buying CMLL” one, Furia de Titanes had a “AAA is a New Abismo Negro” one, and there’s a fake Elite poster with Daniel Bryan going around. R de Rudo had LA Park and Dr. Wagner actually agreeing to do their mask match, which is the best fake story.