CMLL Puebla: 2016-01-18

flying Mije

Recapped: 01/18/2016

What happened: Maximo succesfully defended his heavyweight title against Vangellys. Thunder and Euforia could not get along in the main event. Tigre Rojo Jr. and Policeman had a bad spill off the top rope to the floor in the opener.

What was good: Maximo pulled off another good title match performance. The opener was enjoyable until the bad fall. Crowd loved the Porky match, as usual.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel

Match 1: Millenium, Rey Samuray, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Policeman, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
Arena Puebla, 01/18/2016

  1. rudos
    • Toro Bill frontcracker Tigre Rojo (7:33)
    • Policeman powerbomb Millenium (7:51)
  2. tecnicos
    • Tigre Rojo 450 splash Policeman (3:16)
  3. rudos
    • Tigre Rojo Spanish Fly Toro Bill (2:39)
    • Rey Apocalispis half crab Rey Samurai (3:21)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 14:28

Review: [good] fun until the horrible looking finish. Tigre Rojo and Policeman fell to the floor as badly as I’ve seen from a top rope move like that. Rudos outshined the tecnicos before that point, with Rey Apocalispis and Toro Bill having a strong idea on what they want to do and Policeman being a smart vetearn. (Rey Apocalispis was also the guy who figured out how to end the match after the accident.) The tecnicos rally to win the second fall looked off and they never totally stood out. Maybe whatever they were planning would’ve helped.

wheel kick of Apocalipsis
kinda an opening match dive
actual first fall dives!
I hope they’re OK

Match 2: Estrellita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Arena Puebla, 01/18/2016

  1. tecnicas
    • Princeas Sugehit pendulum backbreaker Tiffany (7:09)
    • Estrellita bridging pin Zeuxis (7:12)
  2. rudas
    • Zeuxis corner springboard double kneesmash Estrellita (2:15)
  3. rudas
    • Dalys casita Princesa Sugehit (2:45)
    • Tiffany double knees splash counter Lluvia (2:52)

Winner: rudas (2-1)
Match Time: 12:19

Review: [ok] fine enough for expections, but so many bad looking headscissors in these matches eventually drive me insane. Zeuxis remains a great trios luchadora who needs something to do (but really doesn’t seem to have anyone to do it against.) They started off what seemed like slower than usual; I guess the mat wreslting was probably planned to start, but it also felt like maybe they were taking it easy to start since the crowd was probably out of it from seeing Tigre Rojo and Policeman fall in the previous match. They didn’t take any big risks in this match, but again they probably wouldn’t.

don’t sit up!
the flying knees keep getting higher
Lluvia is tougher than Thunder

Match 3: Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
Arena Puebla, 01/18/2016

  1. Invasors
    • Ripper senton Super Porky (5:56)
  2. tecnicos
    • Angel de Oro outside in moonsault Kraneo (3:12)
    • Valiente half crab Morphosis (3:17)
  3. Invaosrs
    • Kraneo hipsmash Angel de Oro (4:25)
    • Kraneo legdrop Valiente (4:35)

Winner: Invasors (2-1)
Match Time: 13:48

Review: [ok] Super Porky matches defy grading scales. I can’t imagine ever wanting to go back and watch this, but that’s at least partly to this same match definitely being the same match happening again at least two more times this week. Super Porky was really over and the Invasors are his best opponents. Crowd enjoyed his antics. He didn’t care at all about losing. Valiente and Angel de Oro were also present for this match.

move of the year
rating for this match
Mije tried

Match 4: Máximo Sexy © vs Vangellys for the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
Arena Puebla, 01/18/2016

  1. Vangellys kneebar (3:35)
  2. Maximo casita (1:45)
  3. Maximo top rope armdrag (8:37)

Winner: Maximo (2-1)
Match Time: 13:57
Notes: Zexuis & Lluvia were seconds. Maximo retained his title. He and Vangellys shook hands post match.

Review: [great] as good as a Vangellys/Maximo title match is going to be, with them doing all the near fall tricks to make you believe Vangellys had a chance in the world of winning this. They did a heavy tease of Vangellys shockingly winning it in two quick straight falls before Maximo finally found a way to turn it around, and then the third fall was Vangellys kicking out of Maximo’s big moves before nearly winning a few times. This wasn‘t really an athletic contest of moves, but it was smartly worked won that got the crowd to care about a match where the outcome never seemed in doubt on paper. Vangellys did his part, and this was another well worked Maximo title match.

Maximo tope
why did you climb up Vangellys

Match 5: La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Thunder
Arena Puebla, 01/18/2016

  1. Los Ingobernables
    • Marco & Mascara pin Euforia & Negro Casas (2:36)
  2. rudos
    • Euforica Special on Marco (1:56)
    • Negro Casas casita La Mascara (2:34)
  3. Los Ingobernables
    • Rush corner dropkick Thunder (3:34)

Winner: Los Ingobernables
Match Time: 8:44
Notes: Negro Casas replaced Mr. Niebla. Euforia and Thunder had problems, leading to Thunder getting beat in the end.

Review: [ok] not as much of a disaster as it could’ve been with Mr. Niebla instead of Negro Casas. This wasn’t a Casas out of the world performance, with he spending really no more time in than the other three rudos, but they kept the match moving to the (predictable) finish and Casas was a big part of it. Thunder wasted no time in getting in a really bad moment. The fight in the crowd seemed more interesting than this match, but this is still one of the better Thunder trios matches somehow.

got to get the workout in
this man has seen some things
Thunder fears the dropkick