CMLL on 2016-01-22 

this doesn’t seem like a great idea

Recapped: 01/22/2016

What happened: Not much. Euforia and Thunder talked about a singles match, though Thunder wanted it right now and Euforia wanted it next week. That’s about it.

What was good: I liked the main event, but most everything else on this show was boring. You should definitely prioritize watching the FantasticaMania shows over this one.

Where can I watch it:  It’ll be on my YouTube channel Tuesday

Match 1: Starman & Stigma vs Sangre Azteca & Skándalo
Arena México, 01/22/2016

  1. rudos
    • Skandalo knee hook Sitgma (6:14)
    • Sangre Azteca counter dropkick Starman (6:31)
  2. tecnicos
    • Starman Schwein Sangre Azteca (3:37)
    • Stigma piggy back stunner Skandalo (3:37)
  3. rudos
    • Skandalo Driver on Starman (5:26)
    • Estacas Aztecas on Stigma (6:09)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 16:14

Review: [below average] Match fell apart a bit near the end, and had more botched looking spots than good ones. This was a rudo dream team for lovers of dropkicks to the backside and groin and an unappealing match to most everyone else. They got more time than they needed.

monkey sunset flip
double tecnico finishers
Sangre spinning DDT

Match 2: Blue Panther Jr., Delta, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sagrado
Arena México, 01/22/2016

  1. tecnicos
    • Blue Panther Jr. inside cradle Misterioso (5:46)
  2. rudos
    • Puma powerbomb Delta (4:51)
  3. rudos
    • Sagrado reversed powerslam into a piledriver Triton (7:21)
    • Misterioso reverse powerslam Blue Panther JR. (7:26)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 18:03

Review: [ok] technically fine match that probably would’ve been better a few minutes shorter. Or maybe it wouldn’t have made much of a difference – nothing beside the Puma/Triton exchanges really grabbed much of my attention. No one was as bad as the last match but nothing was all that great either.

Puma Power

Match 3: Ángel de Oro, Máximo Sexy, Valiente vs Ephesto, Kráneo, Luciferno
Arena México, 01/22/2016

  1. tecnicos
    • Angel de Oro springboard moonsault Luciferno (3:45)
    • Valiente half crab Ephesto (3:53)
  2. rudos
    • Kraneo running hip attack Valiente (3:09)
    • Ephesto shoulderbreaker Angel de Oro (4:22)
  3. tecnicos
    • Angel de Oro mecedora Luciferno (2:50)
    • Valiente Buster on Ephesto (2:56)

Winner: tecnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:11

Review: [ok] Generally a nothing match, but they did have a couple things and they got done with it quick. Valiente had the night off, and it seemed like the rudos had most of the work to do. Kraneo and Maximo spots got over well. There’s no way I’ll remember a moment from this match tomorrow.

mascot violence
bad times for Maximo
Maximo tope

Match 4: Blue Panther vs Ripper in a lightning match
Arena México, 01/22/2016

Winner: Blue Panther
Match Time: 9:08
Notes: The countdown clock video wasn’t played, with the time being announced every three minutes instead.

Review: [ok] maybe this match works better on it’s own. The crowd didn’t have as much problem with it as I did, tolerating a long mat section to start and getting into in the end. It was a bit too dry for me, maybe because it was following so many others matches which were just did. Ripper’s dive was cool and it does feel like there’s a great singles match in him given the right set up.

this was death defying
Ripper springboard plancha
old man dive

Match 5: Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Thunder vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
Arena México, 01/22/2016

  1. rudos
    • DQ Thunder [ref attack] (2:50)
  2. rudos
    • Euforia mask pull Thunder (8:09)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 10:59
Notes: Thunder has his great his week, but also a big pad around his midsection. Thunder attacked Edgar in the first fall for no real reason to get the DQ, and Euforia pulled his mask to beat him in the second fall.

Review: [below average] not as bad as last week but still a complete waste of time. They kept Thunder and his weird rib pad out of most of the match, which was for the best but left us with the tecnico antics of Gran Guerrero and Niebla Roja for way too long. I’m complaining a lot about time, and there’s really no time where this would’ve been any worthwhile.

UG not here but not forgotten
Euforia powerbombs Thunder

Match 6: La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Arena México, 01/22/2016

  1. Los Ingobernables
    • La Mascara double knee smash Negro Casas (1:32)
  2. rudos
    • Terrible top rope splash Rush (3:22)
  3. Los Ingobernables
    • Rush corner dropkick Terrible (4:24)
    • Marco Corleone Aero Italia Rey Bucanero (4:24)

Winner: Los Ingobernables (2-1)
Match Time: 9:18

Review: [good] a one sided Los Ingobernables victory against three guys who they’ve faced a lot of items, with most of the action being Rush’s crew being on offense or Rush’s crew accidentally hitting each other. They’re so good at what they do that the formula match worked and stood out above everything else on this show. It’s also not a super memorable match, but it felt like one with actual stars instead of just one filling time on a pointless card in January. The rudos played their roles well too, but this was mostly about the Ingobernables showing off.

some of the best action on the show
more of a workout than the match
La Mascara using the double knee is heartwarming stuff
dropkick sandwhich