CMLL Puebla: 2016-05-02 

neat entry into La Mistica
neat entry into La Mistica

Recapped: 05/02/2016

What happened: If you missed this show, you might get a chance to see it again next week. The last four matches all featured rematches challenges.

Esterllita versus Dallys for the CMLL Women’s Championship and a rematch of the Angel de Oro trios seemed actually set for next week. The rudo/rudo battle and Caristico/Mascara were far less certain.

What was good:  Not much. Maybe everyone was burnt out from a busy weekend, but this seemed to be a lot of people going thru the motions and nothing really good. The second match was the one I liked the best.

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

Match 1: Black Tiger & Meyer vs Ares & Guerrero Espacial
Arena Puebla, 05/02/2016

  1. técnicos
    • Meyer middle rope huracanran Ares (6:50)
    • Black Tiger over the knee backbreaker Guerrero Espacial (7:07)
  2. rudos
    • Guerrero Espcial half crab Black Tiger (4:04)
    • Arez leg trap armbar Meyer (4:34)
  3. técnicos
    • Black Tiger senton Guerrero Especial (4:58)
    • COR Ares (5:18)

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 16:58

Review: [ok] I guess this was fine? The records will show that I watched this match but I’ll be unable to prove such things if it came do to it. A kind of boring unsubstantial opening Puebla match where no one did much of anything impressive, interchangeable with the many other Black Tiger Monday appearances. Meyer’s stuff didn’t look totally on and the rudos didn’t harm the match, but there was not much notable.

I didn't think he was actually diving
I didn’t think he was actually diving

Match 2: Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Espíritu Maligno, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
Arena Puebla, 05/02/2016

  1. rudos
    • Toro Bill crab Soberano Jr. (6:08)
    • Rey Apocalipsis Indian Deathlock surfboard Oro Jr. (6:08)
  2. tecnicos
    • Soberano Jr. top rope legdrop guillotine Toro Bill Jr. (2:24)
    • Oro Jr. springboard double knee smash Rey Apocalipsis (2:51)
  3. técnicos
    • Pegasso 450 splash Espíritu Maligno (3:21)

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 12:20

Review: [good] simple match, but better than usual for some guys – this was the first above average Batillon match in a while, as they did a better job of going with the técnicos and not trying to murder them. Oro looked better than usual too, and Soberano got to more than he does in some openers. An ending where the técnicos just all did moves to someone and won easily is definitely a change of pace.

firework guns
firework guns
Oro & Soberano
Oro & Soberano

Match 3: Estrellita vs Dalys in a lightning match
Arena Puebla, 05/02/2016

Winner: Estrellita (bridging backslide)
Match Time: 6:40
Notes: Estrellita asked for a title match next week and got it.

Review: [ok] normal match with them, right down to Estrellita not actually being able to get her feet down on her finishing move. Estrellita did the dive she does in these all the time and nothing went horribly wrong (some stuff went slightly wrong.) They also didn’t really do as much as the people were doing in the match prior or the match after so I dunno. It was fine.

Estrellita tope
Estrellita tope

Match 4: Ángel de Oro, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto

Arena Puebla, 05/02/2016

  1. técnicos
    • Angel de Oro outside in springboard moonsault Mephisto (4:46)
  2. rudos
    • Luiciferno Crash Stigma (3:13)
    • Ephesto shoulderbreaker Stuka (3:@2)
  3. técnicos
    • DQ Mephisto [foul/masked pull Angel de Oro] (3:29)

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:37
Notes: Angel de Oro demanded a trios rematch next week.

Review: [ok] ordinary midcard match with a notable big botch in the third fall – so bad that Mephisto stomped Ephesto after it! – and the lame finish. At least they made it quicker than usual to get to that time, but it was a lot of nothing particularly happening. Again, I’m not looking forward a rematch. Angel de Oro versus Mephisto is straight from the random feud generator.

Mephisto stomping his partner was highspot of the match
Mephisto stomping his partner was highspot of the match

Match 5: Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas ©  vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible ©, Vangellys

Arena Puebla, 05/02/2016

  1. TGR
    • Terrible half crab Felino (2:38)
    • TGR 3 on 2 suplex Negro Casas & Barbaro Cavernario (3:07)
  2. Peste Negra
    • Negro Casas escorpion Vangellys (2:11)
    • Cavernario pump splash Terrible (2:14)
  3. TGR
    • Rey Bucanero inside Felino (5:02)
    • Terrible powerbomb Cavernario (5:02)

Winner: TGR (2-1)
Match Time: 10:23
Notes: There were challenges back and forth after the match

Review: [ok] not as fun as last week’s match. Negro Casas was good, but the rest of the match seemed less energetic than before. They tried more in the third fall than the other two, but it wasn’t enough to turn around the match for me, and the third finishes just felt very sudden and underwhelming. I was having trouble staying awake by this point.

caveman down
caveman down

Match 6: Carístico vs La Máscara
Arena Puebla, 05/02/2016

  1. La Mascara double knee smash (3:20)
  2. Carístico La Mistica (1:32)
  3. La Mascara mask pull (7:47)

Winner: La Mascara (2-1)
Match Time: 12:39
Notes: Mascara mocked Carístico after losing. Carístico demanded a rematch, a title match, a mask match

Review: [ok] This started out really hot, but slowed down a great deal during the third fall. It had all the usual problems of a La Mascara singles, where there’s not enough he does that’s interesting and it takes a very skilled opponent to get enough out of him. Carístico was not as good as Averno on this night. (There’s also the logistical problem of there being no reason to expect a match will end until Mascara does his stripping spot until they finally do one match that way.) This one seems like it might have been better live, because Mascara was doing a lot of interacting with Tirantes and maybe Carístico that didn’t come thru on the always shaky CMLL microphones, but it didn’t seem like the people in Arena Puebla were all that hot for this match either.

One thought to “CMLL Puebla: 2016-05-02 ”

  1. This was such a lacklustre show I couldn’t sit through it all in one go… They must have been burned out because there was no care at all.. I was looking forward to the rudos vs rudos match, but it was pretty bad and what a bad finish,
    And WHY IN THE HELL did tirantes look away on the mask pull!! It looked like he was supposed to get clipped by the mistica but just looked ridiculous. That spot was this show in a nutshell.

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