CMLL Puebla: 2016-04-25

Rush is the best
Rush is the best

Recapped: 04/25/2016

What happened: The last three matches all ended in some sort of issue. Ultimo Guerrero used a ref bump to beat Rush, and La Mascara used a ref bump to beat Carístico (then unmasked him a second time after the match.). The tercera ended with no finish, with Rey Bucanero & Felino coming back in after being eliminated for no real reason. It appeared we’re getting a rematch of the rudos versus rudos match and maybe a Carístico/Mascara singles match next week.

What was good: The Rush/Ultimo Guerrero was exactly what a lot of fun and should be watched.

Where can I watch it: It’s on YouTube now, and will be on 52MX in about 2 weeks.

Match 1: Asturiano & Meyer vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
Arena Puebla, 04/25/2016

  1. rudos
    • Inquisidor valagueza frontcracker Asturiano (6:23)
    • Apocalipsis Now on Meyer (6:50)
  2. tecnicos
    • Asturiano modified nudo laugnero Inquisidor (4:21)
    • Meyer senton Apocalipsis (4:40)
  3. rudos
    • Apocalipsis top rope senton con giro Meyer (3:06)
    • Apocalipsis & Inquisidor Out Of Control on Asturiano (3:51)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 15:21

Review: [below average] This match caused me to realize Inquisidor was definitely better than Apocalipsis. I didn’t really need that knowledge (I may have already had a good idea of it), but I’d like to think I got something out of this. Meyer’s fall of the top rope in the second fall was humiliating and he wasn’t much good in the rest of the match. Asturiano deserves better.

Asturiano, the only good thing in this match
Asturiano, the only good thing in this match

Match 2: Flyer, Oro Jr., Pegasso vs Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Policeman
Arena Puebla, 04/25/2016

  1. rudos
    • Policeman powerbomb Pegasso (7:15)
  2. técnicos
    • Oro springboard double knee silla Fuerza Chicana (2:50)
    • Flyer corner boost dropkick Policeman (3:13)
  3. técnicos
    • Pegasso 450 splash King Jaguar (3:56)

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 14:24

Review: [ok] decent match with the veterans working ok with the DF técnicos, though also not much to remember. Not much to write about it either; some stuff didn’t look clean and they didn’t try for things they don’t normally do, but they also didn’t fall down from the top rope at any time and King Jaguar took a monkey flip on the floor. Pegasso’s 450 splash looked fine, which is great for him.

Flyer boost corner dropkick
Flyer boost corner dropkick

Match 3: Cavernario, Felino, Rey Escorpión  vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Arena Puebla, 04/25/2016

  1. TRV
    • Vangellys cradle suplex Rey Escorpión (3:21)
  2. Peste Negra
    • Felino casita Terrible (2:33)
  3. DRAW
    • Vangellys cradle Felino (4:21)
    • Rey Escorpión cradle Rey Bucanero (4:21)
    • DDQ Felino and Rey Bucanero (5:45)

Winner: Draw (1-101)
Match Time: 11:39
Notes: Rey Escorpion replaced Negro Casas. Cavernario had Terrible pinned after his springboard pump splash, but Felino and Bucanero came back in to attack each man (and not each other) for the DQ. TGR challenges for a 3v3 hair match and it went back and forth without going anywhere.

Review: [ok] they really didn’t give us a reason for this match happening and I was less sure why it did after. It did have a few good moments. Peste Negra working técnico was amusing, babyface fire Cavernario is quite good and he matched up against bully Terrible really well. Rey Bucanero & Felino, who feuded for half forever, had the exact opposite levels of chemistry. The finish was pretty absurd for this kind of match.

Cavernario almost overcomes
Cavernario almost overcomes

Match 4: Rush vs Último Guerrero
Arena Puebla, 04/25/2016

  1. Rush corner dropkick (3:00)
  2. Ultimo Guerrero Pulpo Guerrero (3:00)
  3. Ultimo Guerrero foul (5:46)

Winner: Ultimo Guerrero
Match Time: 11:46
Notes: UG sent Rush into the referee to take him out, then fouled UG to get the DQ.

Review: [great] everything I wanted it to be except not long enough of a fight. Complete brawl the whole way, where you could feel the shots from outside the screen. The first three minutes of Rush domination where among his best work ever, and UG gamely fought back to even it up and win. It’s weird to want more near falls in an Ultimo Guerrero match , since it’s usually nothing but near falls, but they could’ve easily gone for five more minutes. Maybe they would’ve have able to keep the pace, but they would’ve kept the interest – crowd was totally into it and loevd Rush getting out cheated in the end. Hope they do this again soon.

this doesn't capture the colliding sound
this doesn’t capture the colliding sound

Match 5: Atlantis, Carístico, Mistico vs Cibernético, La Máscara, Mephisto
Arena Puebla, 04/25/2016

  1. rudos
    • Garra Cibernetica on Mistico (3:13)
  2. tecnicos
    • Atlantis casadora cradle Cibernético (2:41)
    • Mistico La Mistica Mephisto (2:45)
  3. rudos
    • La Mascara mask pull Carístico (5:00)

Winner: rudos(2-1)
Match Time: 10:58
Notes: Carístico and Mascara feuded during the match. Like the previous match, Mascara sent Carístico into the referee (Tirantes). Mascara went for the foul, Carisitco blocked, Mascara pulled his mask and cradled him. Mascara taunted Carístico, Carístico demanded a singles match. Mascara said no, but Carístico was able to talk him into a single fall right now. They circled, Mascara hit Carístico, took off his mask, covered him, and counted his own three.

Review: [good] a fine match which showed off the técnicos well and kept the Carístico/Mascara feud going. (The main event for Friday was ignored.) It wasn’t great to have the two final matches have almost the same finish, though we did get more than usual with the Mascara post match mask pull. Carístico & Mistico both were showcased well in this one, with Carístico coming off much more polished of the two.

La Mascara wins
La Mascara wins