CMLL on 2016-12-09 

Vaquerita elbow drop to the floor

Recapped: 12/11/2016

What happened: Same things that happened last week: Caristico wants a match with Ultimo Guerrero, Maximo wants a match on Mascara 2000, and all the women want a match with each other. This show is an effort in duplication.

What was good: I liked the second match and not much else.

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

Match 1: Robin & Stigma vs Sangre Azteca & Skándalo
Arena México, 12/09/2016

  1. rudos
    • Sangre Azteca pin Robin (4:20)
    • Skandalo figure four Stigma (4:22)
  2. tecnicos
    • Robin senton con giro Skandalo (3:33)
    • Stigma stigmatica Sangre Azteca (3:33)
  3. rudos
    • Skandalo Driver on Robin (3:17)
    • Sangre Azteca powerbomb Stigma (4:00)

Winner: rudos (1/3)
Match Time: 11:55

Review: [ok] My feed does all sorts of bumping around, but I also don’t get the idea that I’m ever missing that much. This is an especially poor combination of rudos. You’d have to work to convince people that Sangre Azteca was ever an entertaining wrestler, which is so far from where he started off. The action in this match was sometime solid but usually pretty solid and mostly unmemorable.

tecnicos one moment of glory

Match 2: Fuego, Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Okumura, Puma, Tiger
Arena México, 12/09/2016

  1. rudos
    • Puma la Kingdom Fuego (3:45)
  2. técnicos
    • Pegasso 450 splash Okumura (3:52)
  3. rudos
    • Puma superkick, Okumura German suplex Pegasso (4:36)
    • Tiger backcracker Soberano 2130

Winner: rudos (1/3)
Match Time: 12:13
Review: [good] this usual midcard men’s match, but they guys involved are usually pretty good and were here. Guys like Tiger & Puma probably could do this match in their sleep, but were awake and kept the pace of the match fast. The bit where everyone hit a move worked better here (with unexpected moved) than it normally does. Fuego seemingly gets put in Puma’s submission hold more than anyone else combined.

Puma wave
triple dive
Okumura could’ve been a little quicker

Match 3: Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Zeuxis vs Dalys, La Vaquerita, Marcela in a relevos increíbles match
Arena México, 12/09/2016

  1. Team Estrellita
    • Estrellita Star Gate Marcela (7:04)
    • Zeuxis pin Dalys (7:15)
  2. Team Estrellita
    • Estrellita inside cradle Marcela (4:24)
    • Princesa Sugehit inside cradle La Vaqueirta (4:24)

Winner: Team Estrellita
Match Time: 11:39
Notes: Dalys makes a point of showing she could save Marcela but chooses not to, after Marcela previously did the same. Dalys then lays down so Zeuxis can pin her. They help each other more in the third fall, and essentially give up on the concept of the match to beat up Sugehit. All four tecnicas attack them, only two betray the other to end the match. Blah blah challenges followed.

Review: [ok] a complete waste of time, though not as disastrous as I thought on Twitter. This match became very tough to follow and didn’t accomplish anything, but otherwise was at the level of a normal CMLL’s women match. That’s not a great level, but at least Dalys & Zeuxis’ friendship remained strong. They were more upstanding people than the tecnicas who cheated each other for the victory and cared more about winning this pointless match than their friendship. All the tecnicas getting time to talk must’ve not been fun live.

teamwork (by non-teammates)

Match 4: Valiente vs La Máscara in a lightning match
Arena México, 12/09/2016

Winner: Valiente Buster
Match Time: 5:13

Review: [ok] this is not much. Mascara never gets out of first gear and doesn’t try to hard. He doesn’t even get as far as taking off his shirt. It came off as a guy who knew he was losing and wasn’t interested in doing much, though I have no idea if that was the case. Valiente was alright, but CMLL didn’t need a match where Valiente was just alright.

even the spear into the point is leisurely

Match 5: Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. vs Máscara Año 2000, Shocker, Terrible
Arena México, 12/09/2016

  1. rudos
    • Shocker spear Marco Corleone (2:47)
    • Mascara Año 2000 kneeling tirabuzon Máximo (3:57)
  2. rudos
    • Mascara Año 2000 foul Máximo (3:43)

Winner: rudos (1/2)
Match Time: 7:40
Notes: Mascara sings his own way to the ring, though it appears he’s lip-syncing. Edgar breaks up Maximo’s first kiss attempt for no reason – it’s always been legal – and Máximo kisses Mascara 5 seconds alter anyway. Edgar argues, he gets kicked, and Mascara sneaks in a foul on Máximo for the pin. Challenges follow, at least until the video goes out.

Review: [below average] an aggressively nothing match with a stupid finish for a dumb feud. Volador & Marco were present in this match but didn’t have time to do much more than his. This feud is completely obvious, which would be fine if it was the slightest bit interesting. It’s not either. The only purpose I can find right now is it makes Shocker not look like the most run down guy in the ring.

Match 6: Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico vs Mephisto, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
Arena México, 12/09/2016

  1. técnicos
    • Dragon Lee & Negro Casas double pin (3:34)
    • Carístico (w/help from Dragon Lee) pin Último Guerrero (4:58_

Winner: técnicos
Match Time: 4:58
Notes: Joined in progress, because they lost the video during the post match promos. Negro & UG try to cheat Carístico, but fail, and Dragon Lee and Carístico are more successful doing the same. Carístico & UG make challenges after

Review: [no rating] too bad we didn’t see the whole thing, because parts of what we did see were the hottest parts of the show. The 30 seconds of Negro Casas & Dragon Lee fighting right after the feed came back was better than most anything on this show (and we could use that singles match again sometime soon.) UG & Carístico have got the crowd to care about their feud and Carístico is a passionate promo, even when what he’s saying is obviously absurd.

Caristico gets caught