CMLL Puebla: 2016-06-13

Espiritu was fine
Espiritu was fine

Recapped: 06/13/2016

What happened: Máximo and Shocker set up a heavyweight title match for next week. Rush & Cibernetico feuded in the main event, but that wasn’t as clear a setup for anything.

What was good: I liked the opener, but the rest was just OK stuff.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel. Matches will air on 52MX around 06/24.

Match 1: Astro & Meyer vs Espíritu Maligno & Mini Joker
Arena Puebla, 06/13/2016

  1. técnicos
    • Astro middle rope frankensteiner Mini Joker (8:09)
    • Meyer face first powerbomb Espíritu Negro (10:16)
  2. rudos
    • Mini Joker Espectrino Meyer (3:29)
    • Espíritu Negro Alejandrina Astro (3:29)
  3. rudos
    • Mini Joker behind the back piledriver Meyer (3:48)
    • Astro Indian Deathlock Espíritu Negro (3:59)
    • Mini Joker inverted reinera Astro (4:22)

Winner: rudos (2/3)
Match Time: 18:07

Review: [good] this looked like a pretty good opener from what I saw, with all four guys trying hard if not always quite succeeding. Mini Joker pulled off a couple neat submissions, including the one at the end of the match. Meyer & Arkalis had a little bit of teamwork, though the rudos seemed like the better team. Meyer’s failed diving headscissors to the floor looked painful, but he finished.

inverted fighting
Astro springboard armdrag

Match 2: Arkalis, París, Zaeta Roja vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Inquisidor, Metálico
Arena Puebla, 06/13/2016

  1. rudos
    • Inquisidor reverse figure four Paris (9:37)
  2. técnicos
    • DQ Arkangel [Arkalis mask removal] (2:27)
  3. rudos
    • Inquisidor Storm on Arkalis (5:36)
    • Metálico powerbomb Zaeta Roja (6:05)

Winner: rudos (1/3)
Match Time: 18:09
Notes: The mask removal was treated as accidental and seemed weirdly timed if it was the plan.

Review: [below average] Not good at all. The exceedingly long first fall wasn’t much interesting, the second fall was either a bad finish or a screw up, and the técnicos didn’t look so great when they finally got to do stuff in the third fall. Arkalis & Inquisdor had negative chemistry outside of Arkalis kicking the rudo very hard. Zaeta Roja looked the best of the Puebla guys, but that’s not saying much. Skip.


Match 3: Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
Arena Puebla, 06/13/2016

  1. técnicos
    • Stuka torpedo splash Kraneo (7:21)
    • Guerrero Maya Dos Caras clutch Morphosis (7:27)
  2. rudos
    • Ripper fireman’s carry cutter Guerrero Maya (3:18)
    • Kraneo legdrop Rey Cometa (3:45)
  3. técnicos
    • Rey Cometa Spanish Fly Ripper (5:23)

Winner: técnicos (1/3)
Match Time: 15:35 

Review: [ok] a solid match that never really got cooking like I hoped it would. It seems like a good mix and there were amusing moments in it, but they never really got out of second gear. Cometa won a title and didn’t needlessly lose, which is progress. Guerrero Maya seemed way in the background on this one. Stuka’s not bouncing as much on his splash.

swinging gate bomb
swinging gate bomb

Match 4: Ángel de Oro, Máximo Sexy, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Arena Puebla, 06/13/2016

  1. TGR
    • Rey Bucanero a la de caballo Valiente (3:30)
    • Terrible half crab Angel de Oro (3:30)
  2. técnicos
    • Angel de Oro casadora cradle Terrible (2:45)
    • Valiente huracanrana Rey Bucanero (2:45)
  3. TGR
    • Rey Bucanero small package Angel de Oro (4:16)
    • Shocker Dos Carsh Clutch Máximo (5:03)

Winner: TGR (1/3)
Match Time: 11:18
Notes: Shocker and Máximo feuded, which Shocker getting the ropes to block the kiss cradle and rolling up Máximo cleanly for the win. Shocker demanded a title match. Máximo accepted while antagonizing Shocker, and a flustered Shocker challenged him to a mask versus hair match.

Review: [ok] Lesser than the match before it, with not a lot going on. They focused on the feud and it’s just hard to get into Shocker stuff. This is definitely going to be Maximo’s biggest challenge in his run yet, and not because Shocker has any particular shot of winning. Rey Bucanero took all three Angel de Oro backbreakers well but that might have been the only thing he did. Terrible and Valiente brought back their spots, one of those perennial trios match ups that never turn into a singles match.

triple quebradoras con giro
triple quebradoras con giro

Match 5: Cibernético, Euforia, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush
Arena Puebla, 06/13/2016

  1. rudos
    • Cibernético spear Rush (2:25)
    • Pulpo Guerrero on Atlantis (2:39)
  2. técnicos
    • Diamante Azul a de la caballo Euforia (1:39)
    • Atlantis casadora cradle Ultimo Guerrero (1:39)
  3. técnicos
    • Rush foul Cibernético (5:21)

Winner: técnicos (2/3)
Match Time: 9:39
Notes: Rush & Cibernético feuded, with Rush shoving Cibernético into Tirantes to distract him, and fouling Cibernético for the win.

Review: [ok] usual rushed Puebla main event. It’s too bad, just because it would’ve been interesting to see more how the crowd would’ve reacted face Rush, as he definitely was supposed to be here. He didn’t change personality, but maybe the kind Puebla crowd would’ve got behind him. Atlantis didn’t have to wrestle much in this, but he looked pretty sharp.

this didn't go great
this didn’t go great

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