CMLL Puebla: 2016-06-06 

Batillon del Muerte
Batillon de la Muerte

Recapped: 06/06/2016

What happened: The Carístico/Mephisto title match didn’t happen – Mephisto was too hurt to wrestle, and the match will happen another day. Carístico beat Rey Escorpión instead. Tiger, Puma and Bobby won the trios rematch from last week.

What was good: The makeup main event was good, and I liked the Batillon match.

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

Match 1: París & Vega vs Ares & Guerrero Espacial
Arena Puebla, 06/06/2016

  1. técnicos
    • Vega huracanrana Guerrere Espacial (6:08)
    • Paris springboard moonsault Arez (6:31)
  2. rudos
    • Guerrero Especial suspended cruz nipona Paris (5:14)
    • Ares bodyscissors hammerlock Vega (5:55)
  3. rudos
    • Ares top rope splash Paris (3:48)
    • Guerrero Especial powerslam Vega (4:07)

Winner: rudos (2/3)
Match Time: 16:33

Review: [ok] Kind of a bleh match with a few cool spots to liven it up. Vega, making his debut, has one cool Kato Kung Lee armdrag spot and that puts him ahead of most people. Paris had a bad slip but was OK the rest of the way. The rudos had cool submissions but no great teamwork and kept the pace of the match slow.

Vega as Kato
Vega as Kato

Match 2: Asturiano & Millenium vs Rey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill Jr.
Arena Puebla, 06/06/2016

  1. Batillon de la Muerte
    • Rey Apocalispis Indian Deathlock Millenium (5:41)
    • Toro Bill Jr. backcracker Asturiano (6:03)
  2. técnicos
    • Asturiano moonsault Toro Bill Jr. (4:45)
    • Millenium moonsault bodyblock Rey Apocalipsis (4:55)
  3. técnicos
    • Millenium senton Toro Bill Jr. (0:56)
    • Asturiano modified nudo laguenero Rey Apocalipsis (0:56)

Winner: técnicos (2-1)
Match Time: 11:54

Review: [good] Batillon de la Muerte being amusing with lots of antics. Their entrance wasn’t much, but they made up with piggy backs and failed dives saves. This one really needed the same time the other matches got, because they didn’t leave much time for the técnicos to get in offense (or the rudos didn’t let it happen.) Asturiano got in a couple cool armdrags, but Millneium seemed good for just a moonsault. Still, this was far more amusing than usual for this level of match.

Asturiano's arm stayed connected
Asturiano’s arm stayed connected

Match 3: Black Tiger, Pegasso, Rey Samuray vs Cancerbero, Espíritu Maligno, Raziel
Arena Puebla, 06/06/2016

  1. rudos
    • Raziel legdrop/Cancerbero nudo lagunero Pegasso (9:20)
  2. técnicos
    • Pegasso skayde special Raziel (2:36)
  3. rudos
    • Espíritu Maligno dropkick Black Tiger (3:44)
    • Cancerbero motocicleta Pegasso (4:01)

Winner: rudos (2-1)
Match Time: 15:57

Review: [ok] the Canceberos kept this match boring a long way – the first two falls were very sleepy – but the técnicos got in a few good spots and more of a comeback than the técnicos in the previous match. Rey Samurai’s tornillo tope was definitely different and very tricky looking. Espíritu did fine in a higher match, as he usually does. There just wasn’t enough to it.

Samurai tornillo tope
Samurai tornillo tope

Match 4: Esfinge, Stigma, Tritón vs Bobby Z, Puma, Tiger
Arena Puebla, 06/06/2016

  1. rudos
    • Bobby Z low blow dropkick Esfinge (2:05)
  2. técnicos
    • Stigma huracanrana Bobby Z (2:12)
    • Esfinge nudo Egipico Puma (2:24)
  3. rudos
    • Tiger backcracker/Puma double stomp Stigma (5:30)
    • Triton ranita Puma (5:54)
    • Tiger backcracker Esfinge (6;26)

Winner: rudos (1/3)
Match Time: 10:55

Review: [ok] Always a pleasure to see Tiger & Puma get some time and in a good position, and they were just destroying the técnicos the whole way. There’s so much difference between them and the rudos who appeared before them on this card. It just didn’t feel like their competition could keep up with them tonight. Esfinge had a poor night early on and only sort of salvaged it later. Stigma did better – though even he seems surprised when he lands the running front flip – but this was mostly Triton carrying a lesser team and not even the crazy Triton performances we’ve seen lately. Crowd dug it because they keep going at a high speed the whole way, which was a big change from the matches before. I liked that part, but the quality of work wasn’t really there. Better técnicos would’ve made this really strong.


Match 5: Atlantis, Máximo Sexy, Mistico vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Arena Puebla, 06/06/2016

  1. tecnicos
    • Atlantis Atlantida Ultimo Guerrero (4:51)
  2. rudos
    • Ultimo Guerrero senton de la muerte Atlantis (4:26)
    • Negro Casas tirabuzon Máximo (4:44)
  3. técnicos
    • Mistico casita Negro Casas (5:02)
    • Máximo half crab Shocker (5:02)

Winner: técnicos (1/3)
Match Time: 14:37

Review: [ok] The send everyone home happy main event, though not in the main event and even quicker than usually. It definitely didn’t feel 15 minutes and didn’t have 15 minutes of action to it. It was just the bare bones simple match. Too bad Mistico didn’t have more to do.

Mistico slingshot headscissors
Mistico slingshot headscissors

Match 6: Rey Escorpión vs Carístico
Arena Puebla, 06/06/2016

  1. Carístico ranita (0:57)
  2. Rey Escorpión powerbomb (0:47)
  3. La Mistica (11:05)

Winner: Carístico (2-1)
Match Time: 12:48
Notes: Mephisto was scheduled to defend his Welterweight title, but was unable to wrestle due to injury. (It wasn’t clear what he had, but he was limping.) Mephisto offered to hand over the title to Carístico, Carístico didn’t want it that way and said they’d do the title match later when Mephisto was healthy. Rey Escorpión appeared as the replacement, insulting Mephisto and attacking Carístico by surprise. Carístico praised Puebla and challenged Escorpión to a hair match.

Review: [good] Satisfying main event under the circumstances. It probably was not a lot different than we would’ve got with the title match. Rey Escorpión is better at the “técnico does all the dives and all the near falls” match than Mephisto, and is kind of a better character. Carístico looked good in all his big spots, and the Puebla crowd likes him much better than the Arena Mexico one. The escape out of the package piledriver to La Misitca was nice.

Caristico corner plancha suicida
Caristico corner plancha suicida

One thought to “CMLL Puebla: 2016-06-06 ”

  1. I know Cmll would never do it, but if every singles match is going to have 2 falls in two minutes to fit in for time, why not just have single fall matches? Save the 3 falls for bigger matches. It’s ridiculous when a lucha for is pinned a minute after their entrance.

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