CMLL Tuesday Mexico: 2016-01-19 

tope Magno

Recapped: 01/19/2016

What happened: Esfinge won the Copa Junior tournament. Rey Bucanero cheated to beat Maximo and wants a title match. Terror Chino failed at counting a pinfall.

What was good: The Esfinge/Puma match was pretty good, nearly as good as the Vangellys/Maximo match from Monday. Other matches had moments but nothing stood out.

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

Match 1: Fantasy & Stukita vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
Arena México, 01/19/2016

  1. tecnicos
    • Stuka triple monsault Mercurio (4:41)
    • Fantasy kneebar Pequeño Nitro (4:59)
  2. rudas
    • Pequeño Nitro top rope splash Stukita (3:11)
    • Mercurio powerbomb Fantasy (3:20)
  3. tecnicos
    • Stukita modified reverse motocicleta Pequeño Nitro (4:390
    • Fantasy Spanish Fly Mercurio (5:11)

Winner: tecnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 13:30

Review: [ok] Decent minis opener, though nothing special. Stukita looked a bit off in the first fall but the third fall was smoother and his submission looked good. Fantasy was mostly invisible, as he tends to be. The rudos did fine and more than Fantasy. This could’ve been a normal opener and far worse.

Stukita adding frog splash action to his moonsault for fun
Fantasy is target practice
Stukita reverse tope
mini torpedo splash

Match 2: Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Nitro, Raziel
Arena México, 01/19/2016

  1. tecnicos
    • Nitro back bridge cradle Oro Jr. (7:42)
    • Soberano Jr. moonsault Raziel (9:07)
  2. rudos
    • Cancerbero top rope splash Star Jr. (5:26)
    • Raziel nudo Oro Jr. (5:56)
  3. rudos
    • Nitro piledriver Oro Jr. (2:25)
    • Cancerbero & Raziel tapatia/backbreaker Soberano Jr. (3:45)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 18:48

Review: [ok] this had more tecnico offense than i’d expect for a team with this trio, but it turned out that was the case because they went nearly twenty minutes and had to fill the time somehow. It was better than usual, but maybe not really worth all that time. Soberano looked good when he had a chance. Nitro continues to win all his matches and always by piledriver, which would mean something in another promotion and is probably some strange political deal in this one.

Shooting Star Jr. Press could use some work
Soberano barricade armdrag
happy nudo
two spins

Match 3: La Vaquerita, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, La Comandante, Reyna Isis
Arena México, 01/19/2016

  1. rudas
    • Comandante blocked cradle Marcela (6:55)
  2. tecnicas
    • Marcela double stomp Comandante (3:59)
    • Vaquerita top rope elbow drop Reina Isis (3:59)
  3. rudas
    • Isis double chickenwing tapatia Silueta (3:31)
    • Amapola Devil’s Wings la Vaquerita (4:56)

Winner: rudas (2-1)
Match Time: 15:50

Review: [ok] a lot of effort in this match, if not always the most smooth performance (and tending to be a little boring with any specific issue; third straight one of that is a lot.) Isis actually beat someone with a tricky submission, which might be a first. Silueta keeps having two good spots and then one thing that goes wrong. She’s two thirds of the way there! Amapola isn’t doing much in this, but her Devil’s Wings still looks cool.

Comandante wanted no part of this dropkick
Amapola squashes Vaquerita
tecnicas take the second fall
Devil’s Wings

Match 4: Esfinge vs Puma in CMLL La Copa Junior‘s final
Arena México, 01/19/2016

  1. Esfinge springboard splash to the back (2:54)
  2. Puma powerbomb (1:03)
  3. Esfinge nudo Egipico (7:14)

Winner: Esfinge (2-1)
Match Time: 11:11
Notes: Seconds are Soberano Jr. and Nitro.

Review: [great] delivered the big match for the occasion, although not the hoped for outcome. Puma came into the match trying to come off as a star even despite the finish, from the gold outfit to the willingness to take the crazy missed dive. He seemed to bang up his shoulder during the match but it didn’t slow him down. Esfinge really needed the moment of senton to the floor (tope Magno!) to stand out in this match; he was solid the rest of the way and is missing some bit of personality to take him past this point. It’s still a nice match for him, with the biggest problem being how little time they gave this compared to the three pointless trios matches which came before. They did make the most of the time they had.

Esfinge steals the superkick
this is how to celebrate a fall
a tope

Match 5: Blue Panther, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Pierroth, Pólvora, Vangellys
Arena México, 01/19/2016

  1. rudos
    • Vangellys northern lights suplex Blue Panther (4:12)
  2. tecnicos
    • Pegasso huracanrana Vangellys (3:02)
    • Pegasso inside cradle Pólvora (3:07)
  3. tecnicos
    • Rey Cometa huracanrana Pólvora (5:5)

Winner: tecnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:24

Review: [ok] fine enough semimain match on a Tuesday that show that I mostly won’t remember two days from now. The only two things which stuck out were Rey Cometa landing badly and limping around for the last couple minutes, and Terror Chino blowing the finish in usual horrible fashion. Pegasso’s assisted dive was nice too.

Terror Chino is the worst

Match 6: Máximo Sexy, Super Porky, Valiente vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
Arena México, 01/19/2016

  1. rudos
    • Rey Bucanero sunset flip Brazo de Plata (2:51)
    • Felino reverse figure four Valiente (2:54)
  2. rudos
    • Rey Bucanero foul Maximo (3:33)

Winner: rudos (2-0)
Match Time: 6:27
Notes: Bucanero challenges for a title match after the win. Maximo says he’ll accept if the fans want it, but he also wants a hair vs hair match

Review: [below average] nothing totally wrong with the match, but it was a very quick match just to set up a title match next week or the week after. It was interesting to get something else besides the usual Super Porky match – the rudos stopped most of his usual spots – but it wasn’t much of something.

a sunset flip worked!
Valiente tope