CMLL on 2016-01-29 

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Casas’ sobrinos are up to no good

Recapped: 01/29/2016

What happened: Negro Casas beat Volador Jr. with the help of his nephews Tiger & Puma. Volador demanded a hair versus hair match to avenge his father. Thunder defeated Euforia in straight falls, though the second fall finish appeared to be blown by Terror Chino.

CMLL announced Homenaje a Dos Leyendas would take place on March 18th. Based on tonight, you’d expect either Volador/Casas or Thunder/UG as the main apuesta match. (Both singles matches are unlikely.)

What was good: The main event was fun while it lasted, but the feed died for a couple minutes near the end of the match. I liked the third match, but the crowd didn’t and I may be on an island. It was generally a card that looked much better on paper than it did in the ring.

Where can I watch it: It’ll be on my YouTube channel on Tuesday, and the main matches will air on Azteca on 02/20. ClaroSports may have a full version of the main event by the time you read this.

Match 1: Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Cancerbero
Arena México, 01/29/2016

  1. tecnicos
    • Super Halcon Jr. middle rope huracanrana Cancerbero (7:29)
    • Hombre Bala rope flip moonsault Arkangel (7:54)
  2. rudos
    • Arkangel low blow elbow drop Hombre Bala Jr. (4:45)
    • Cancerbero La Alejandrina Super Halcon Jr. (5:16)
  3. rudos
    • Cancerbero motocicleta Super Halcon Jr. (5:36)
    • Arkangel de la Muerte wheelbarrow backbreaker Hombre Bala Jr. (5:54)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 19:04

Review: [ok] a long often boring match, exactly what you’d think with Arkangel & Cancerbero involved. It’s their usual bit of starting slow, going a little slower, and then barely picking it up at the end before the. Halcon & Bala were the more interesting team even without getting to do as much as they usually do (rudos really took a lot of this.) Arkangel was a much lesser version of Raziel in this match.

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Bala double knee smash

Match 2: Fuego, The Panther, Tritón vs Puma, Tiger, Virus
Arena México, 01/29/2016

  1. rudos
    • Tiger sunset flip bomb Blue Panther Jr. (6:30)
    • Virus La Rosa Fuego (6:50)
  2. tecnicos
    • Fuego la Flashina Puma (3:45)
    • Blue Panther fujiwara armbar Tiger (3:48)
  3. rudos
    • Tiger backcracker, Puma double stomp Triton (3:44)

Winner: rudos
Match Time: 14:22

Review: [good] a lot of action, and most of it well done, but it was hurt by the crowd not caring about the match all that much. Not sure if they just didn’t see these guys as stars, but they’d get a reaction for about one of every five spots. This was much better than the opener but you wouldn’t be able to tell if you just listened to it. Tiger & Puma looked great with their outfits. The match got clunky near the end of the second fall, with The Panther looking like he forgot something and everyone else getting off track for a moment. It was smoother the rest of the way.

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Virus is not a fan of the Fuego dance

Match 3: Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán, Valiente vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Pierroth
Arena México, 01/29/2016

  1. rudos
    • Pierroth senton Valiente 551-1148
  2. tecnicos
    • Valiente armbar Pierroth (2:49)
    • Guerrero Maya springboard inverted tope Luciferno (2:53)
  3. tecnicos
    • Valiente Buster on Ephesto (4:17)
    • Guerrero Maya hurcanrana Pierroth (4:22)

Winner: tecnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 13:12

Review: [ok] disappointing match, with the tecnicos not really getting to do much. It was a Pierroth/rudo controlled match with a fair bit of Comandante comedy. Crowd enjoyed those bits, but this felt like it could’ve been better even with Pierroth being in it (and Pierroth was fairly not good in this one.) Titan’s moonsault did look beautiful.

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Match 4: Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Niebla Roja vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Kráneo, Pólvora
Arena México, 01/29/2016

  1. Revolucionarios
    • Gran Guerrero legdrop Gran Guerrero (1:47)
    • Dragon Rojo Jr. missile dropkick Niebla Roja (2:07)
  2. Guerreros
    • Mephisto super Devil’s Wings Pólvora (4:19)
    • Niebla Roja pin Kraneo (4:19)
  3. Guerreros
    • Niebla Roja Furia Roja Dragon Rojo (4:44)
    • Gran Guerrero release slam Pólvora (4:44)

Winner: Guerreros (2-1)
Match Time: 11:10

Review: [ok] the comedy with Kraneo and Mije was over more than everything else. It usually is, but this a feud CMLL’s been running for months and no one cared. No one cared about a lot of things on this show, but there was really no reason to care about this one – it was a boring match with a couple of neat spots. Another one less than it looked on paper.

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Mije had a hard night

Match 5: Thunder vs Euforia
Arena México, 01/29/2016

  1. DQ Euforia [mask removal] (3:21)
  2. Thunder northern lights suplex (4:51)

Winner: Thunder (2-0)
Match Time: 8:20

Review: [below average] not the worst match I’ve seen! Terror Chino screwing up the finish overshadowed the largely boring match before it. They’re making it easy for Thunder not to screw up anything but not giving him anything to do except his big dive. I’d imagine the finish was supposed to involve Thunder pulling Euforia’s mask to beat him, since the match otherwise had Thunder kicking out of all of Euforia’s big moves and Euforia kicking out of none of Thunder’s. Thunder’s tope con giro was nice, but holding off for dives so these guys could do them is dumb. This entire thing is dumb.

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no wonder Terror Chino ignored Euforia’s kickout later

Match 6: Dragón Lee, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
Arena México, 01/29/2016

  1. rudos
    • Barbaro Cavernario anti-air missile dropkick Dragon Lee (5:37)
    • Ultimo Guerrero Pulpo Guerrero Mistico (5:39)
  2. tecnicos
    • Dragon Lee Spanish Fly Cavernario (1:39)
    • La Mistica on Ultimo Guerrero (1:41)
  3. rudos
    • Negro Casas powerbomb Volador (5:31)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:51

Review: [good?] feed failed badly in the last two minutes of the match, only coming back right before the finish. The match we saw as the most enjoyable of the night, with everyone still working like they were on the FantasticaMania tour. Sadly, Mistico still got booed, but he at least looked good in the ring. It seemed like Dragon Lee’s big run was coming just went the feed died, but he did OK earlier. The Casas/Volador bit was good and Tiger & Puma doing a main event run-in is very interesting going forward.

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mammoth kick

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3 thoughts to “CMLL on 2016-01-29 ”

  1. That is quite the emotion range for potential Dos Leyendas main events! They aren’t going to try to sneak Volador/Casas in as some sort of Friday iPPV in February are they?

  2. I was thinking one of the two feuds might happen end too, but it’d be strange for them to add an iPPV in February when they’re already hyping a show in March.

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