CMLL Infierno en el Ring: 2016-12-25 


Recapped: 12/25/2016

What happened: Vaquerita was unmasked by Zeuxis in the main event cage match. Vaquerita is Isabel Ordóñez, 15 years a wrestler. 

What was good: Nothing really. If you like the drama of an unmasked, this had one of those, but none of the matches are worth seeking out on their own and most were not any good. Skip to the last few minutes of the cage match if you have to see anything.

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

Match 1: Astral & Shockercito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
Arena México, 12/25/2016

  1. rudos
    • Pierrothito arm trap half crab Astral (3:22)
    • Pequeño Olimpico half crab armbar Shockercito (4:10)
  2. técnicos
    • Astral springboard splash Pierrothito (3:40)
    • Shockercito reinera Pequeño Olímpico (3:46)
  3. técnicos
    • Shockercito huracanrana Pequeño Olímpico (3:04)
    • Pierrothito reverse full nelson (3:26)
    • Astral kneebar Pierrothito (3:44)

Winner: técnicos (2/3)
Match Time: 11:40

Review: [ok] A completely average hurried opener; I was shocked that there was even a kickout. Pierrothito is probably the best rudo they have, so it’s good to see him around doing things. This was very much nothing special. Astral never bothering to get an Astral shirt made and just wearing a Captain America shirt for years is kind of weird for a weird champion, but it’s a world champion wrestling in opening matches so maybe it’s right. Terror Chino blew a finish.

Shockercito escape
Pequeno Olimpico tries to kickout at 3.1, doesn’t really do it, Terror Chino decides it’s a kickout anyway

Match 2: Drone, Johnny Idol, Star Jr. vs Boby Z, Vangellys, Virus
Arena México, 12/25/2016

  1. técnicos
    • Johnny Idol quebrada Vangellys (5:55)
  2. rudos
    • Vangellys fisherman’s suplex Star Jr. (2:48)
    • Bobby Z suplex Drone (3:06)
  3. rudos
    • Virus nudo Johnny Idol (3:22)

Winner: rudos (2/3)
Match Time: 12:23

Review: [ok] This seemed sloppy in the first fall, but Drone has a fun sequence in the second fall and the third fall ended well. Drone and Virus did some interesting mat work to start too, but there wasn’t a lot here besides that. Happy to see Virus win.

Drone blasts an unsuspecting Virus
double moonsault

Match 3: Stuka Jr., Titán, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Arena México, 12/25/2016

  1. rudos
    • Gran Guerrero Pulpo Guerrero Valiente (4:22)
  2. técnicos
    • Stuka torpedo splash Terrible (5:09)
    • Titan figure four Rey Bucanero (5:16)
  3. rudos
    • Rey Bucanero powerbomb Titan (9:12)
    • Stuka torpedo splash Rey Bucanero (9:33)
    • Terrible powerbomb Stuka (9:46)

Winner: rudos (2/1)
Match Time: 19:24
Notes: Titan started for a huracanrana reversal, but Bucanero powerbombed him anyway. Titan landed very hard on the back of his head.

Review: [below average] This one was a lot of Valiente, the nearly naked kissing bandit, and slow fighting while doing things to annoying the crowd. It did start out a decent pace but slowed down in fall two, and even more in fall three as the rudos had control and weren’t doing much interesting with it. This would be an easy below average with the opening fall and still is because the third fall was so amazingly tedious. I don’t know if they were stalling for Atlantis, but it felt like they were just killing time and killing my interest in the show. Titan’s injury looked horribly and he got hurt in a really dumb match, so this was not great.

Terrible has no patience for Titan
Stuka Jr.
the powerbomb

Match 4: Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Skandalo, Felino, Negro Casas
Arena México, 12/25/2016

  1. rudos
    • Casas scorpion Volador Jr. (2:22)
    • Felino cradle Atlantis (3:08)
  2. técnicos
    • Atlantis tilt-a-whirl slam Negro Casas (2:17)
  3. técnicos
    • Marco Aereo Italia rudos (3:42)

Winner: técnicos (2/3)
Match Time: 9:07

Review: [below average] a lot like the last match, only they saved all the time they were actually doing stuff for the end of it. People probably liked it better. Still, this was a highly nothing match for two falls, either not interested because of the holiday or because of the injury before it. Skandalo was his usual self, insistent on getting in his finish even though the fall was over and not being very good before it. Felino was more about goofing around.

Volador superkick

Match 5: La Jarochita vs SanelyLa VaqueritaPrincesa SugehitMarcelaEstrellitaZeuxisDalysAmapolaMetálica in a cage match, hair and mask on the line
Arena México, 12/25/2016

  1. Amapola escapes (6:06)
  2. Metalica escapes (9:20)
  3. Sanely escapes (11:37)
  4. Dalys escapes (13:39)
  5. La Jarochita escapes (15:03)
  6. Marcela escapes (16:16)
  7. Estrellita escapes (17:15)
  8. Princesa Sugehit escapes (21:51)
  9. Zeuxis La Dulzura Vaquierta (25:01)

Loser: La Vaquerita, unmasked as Isabel Ordóñez, 15 years a wrestler.
Match Time: 25:01

Review: [ok] a normal cage match for the most part. They tried to do more as there were fewer people left in the cage, and they had their usual dumb parts. (Vaquerita was losing as soon as she did plancha; maybe they should stop having people do that.) The Vaquerita/Zeuxis was nothing but near falls and was more exciting than anything else had been on the show, even if the outcome was pretty clear when they were the final two. Vaquerita landing the halfway up the cage elbow drop was pretty nice.

super elbow drop
La Dulzura