CMLL on 2017-03-03


Recapped: 03/03/2017

What happened: Volador defeated Yoshitatsu in a trash main event. Azul beat Pierroth but was left humiliated by the Ingobernables again.

What was good: The Panther/Revolucionarios match is worth seeking out, ant the fourth match was good.

The main event was not just bad, but amazing in it’s awfulness. I sincerely believe the Pierroth/Diamante Azul match will be better than Volador/Yoshitatsu. Pierroth & Diamante Azul are not skilled, but they show effort and are under the (misguided belief) they’re doing good. Yoshitatsu only tried in ways to submarine the match.

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

Match 1: Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Nitro
Arena México, 03/03/2017

  1. rudos
    • Pequeño Nitro sit down powerbomb Último Dragoncito (4:44)
    • Demus & Pequeño Nitro two man corner cannonball Fantasy (5:17)
  2. técnicos
    • Último Dragoncito octopus Pequeño Nitro (2:47)
    • Fantasy rebound back suplex faceslam Demus (3:22)
  3. rudos
    • Demus senton Fantasy (2:33)
    • Demus valagueza Ultimo Dragoncito (3:14)

Winner: rudos (1/3)
Match Time: 11:53

Review: [ok] Some decent action early on but never really developed. Demus took a lot of the portions of the first fall that seemed to be designed for the técnicos, as he often does. Really, he and Nitro felt like they took most of the match, adding on more double teams and finished in the end when they already had their opponents beat. This was kind of one sided and not long.

a hard way to land
good escape by Dragoncito

Match 2: Fuego, Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Disturbio, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
Arena México, 03/03/2017

  1. técnicos
    • Soberano inside cradle Misterioso (7:37)
  2. técnicos
    • DQ Misterioso [unmasking Soberano] (4:38)

Winner: técnicos (1/2)
Match Time: 12:15

Review: [ok] Had some good moments but another one where it just never really got going. Soberano getting the ‘surprise’ win but the rudos remaining in charge made it felt like a super long rudo beatdown, and one they were stretching to make it work. Pegasso’s 450 splash to the floor was a bad idea that looked worse. Soberano and Sagrado matched up well, and it’d be better if that was the feud than Misterioso.

Soberano escape DDT
Pegasso needs to stop this

Match 3: Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Bobby Villa, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora
Arena México, 03/03/2017

  1. Revolucionarios
    • Dragon Rojo arm trap reverse armbar Blue Panther (3:59)
  2. técnicos
    • The Panther double springboard dropkick Pólvora (1:27)
    • Blue Panther JR. standing octopus Bobby Villa (1:57)
  3. Revolucionarios
    • Bobby Villa nudo lagunero Blue Panther (9:07)

Winner: Revolucionarios (1/3)
Match Time: 15:03
Notes: Money thrown in.

Review: [great] the usual Panther well put together match with the Revolucionarios energy made for a really fun time. I wasn’t sure it’d go that way, this match started with The Panther wanting to do his mat spots and Pólvora totally not interested. It really picked up with the Blue Sr./Dragon Rojo exchange to end the first fall. Second fall was short and a bit more ordinary, but they really turned it on in the third fall. Outside the time where he almost blew out his shoulder, The Panther looked really sharp in this match and his brother did well in his big spots. They had a lot of cool spots and kept the drama building by blowing throw a lot of usually match ending spots. The rudos didn’t stand out as much, but Dragon Rojo is about as good as he’s ever been from the Guerrero Maya feud on, and CMLL needs to do a but more with him.

Panther uses a convenient platform for a splash
a low moment for The Panther
Dragon Rojo triangle plancha
Blue Sr.’s two dives
Bobby takes a spill
Panther is out of here

Match 4: Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Titán vs Forastero, Máscara Año 2000, Sansón
Arena México, 03/03/2017

  1. rudos
    • Mascara Año 2000 step over armbar Titan (7:25)
    • Forastero springboard dropkick to the face Angel de Oro (8:27)
  2. técnicos
    • Titan Titanics Forastero (4:04)
    • Angel de Oro Mecedora Sansón (4:04)
  3. técnicos
    • Atlantis casadora cradle Mascara Ano 2000 (5:58)

Winner: técnicos (2/3)
Match Time: 18:49

Review: [good] solid match that went well, though it lacked the drama of the match before (so much so that the third fall finish happened while we were looking at a dive.) There are little things that still need to be worked on with Dinamitas, they were a moment of confusion to end the second fall, but they also do a lot of little things right. Sansón’s slow roll and confused selling of the Titanics is how you’re supposed to do it, not the blank stare most people try. Forastero’s springboard dropkick looked amazing, and they flowed well with the técnicos. This wasn’t as many crazy athletic moves as with Cuatrero, but it didn’t feel as much like they were dumbing it down for Mascara either and he matches up well enough with Atlantis.

Titan moonsault

Match 5: Diamante Azul, Máximo Sexy, Carístico vs La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush
Arena México, 03/03/2017

  1. rudos
    • Pierroth senton Diamante Azul (1:40)
  2. técnicos
    • DQ Pierroth [unmasking Diamante Azul] (3:54)
  3. técnicos
    • Máximo kiss cradle La Mascara (2:00)
    • Pierroth powerslam Máximo (2:09)
    • Diamante Azul foul Pierroth (3:11)

Winner: técnicos (2/3)
Match Time: 8:45
Notes: Pierroth tried to foul Azul, but Azul got in the foul back on him. Los Ingobernables destroyed Azul after the match and Rush did a sarcastic version of the usual super libre rematch challenge.

Review: [ok] the usual whatever. Pierroth failing to catch Diamante Azul on his dive doesn’t seem like a great sign for their match, but there are no great signs for their match. (Well, both guys being fired up all the time is maybe a good sign.) Carístico & Máximo didn’t get to do much, but the purpose of this match was to build up the mask match and not to get involved.

Azul tope
Azul clears house
what nice sons

Match 6: Volador Jr. vs Yoshitatsu
Arena México, 03/03/2017

  1. Yoshitatsu wheel kick (1:56)
  2. Volador Jr. small package (2:28)
  3. Volador Jr. backcracker (7:41)

Winner: Volador (2/3)
Match Time: 12:05

Review: [bad] I don’t know. I think you should watch it because Yoshi was so astoundingly bad, it was an amazing thing to watch. He was working this match like this was the lowest level indie match, some place he didn’t want to get thru with the least effort possible. Volador tried hard to make it work all by himself, but he had an unwilling partner who was fighting him all the way. Tatsu shouldn’t work another CMLL match, but I don’t suppose that’s something he’s too worried about. This is kind of on CMLL for not knowing what they had; Tatsu hadn’t been doing much all week and came in with poor reviews, but CMLL just doesn’t pay attention.

also no
this where Tatsu could’ve caused CMLL’s lead tecnico to be injured due to his carelessness
I don’t even know

8 thoughts to “CMLL on 2017-03-03”

  1. What the hell is wrong with YOSHITATSU? I know he can do better than this. Why didn’t he show his puroresu skills? BTW what do you think about his gimmick?

  2. The funny thing here was that Yoshi was introduced by the ring announcer as a member of Bullet Club, which clearly isn’t the case, whilist being accompanied to the ring by a member of Los Ingobernables. Pretty weird.

  3. This is the same guy who was Yoshi Tatsu in WWECW, right? I don’t recall him being this bad those years ago.

  4. YoshiTatsu has never been much good and has been real bad since coming back from the Styles Clash injury.

    Any reason Elite’s youtube channel is upping CMLL matches? Volador vs YoshiTatsu added today. full show added last week. weird

  5. It’s never been Elite’s channel, it’s a fan run channel, and the fan wanted to post more videos.

  6. Maximo vs mascara 2000, volador vs yoshitatsu, azul vs pierroth 2017 is a banner year for sure! Maybe super parka can come back to save us!

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