CMLL on 2017-03-24 

Titan versus the Invasors

Recapped: 03/24/2017

This aired on ClaroSports live, but was region blocked outside of Mexico. It is on my YouTube channel.


Valiente super armdrag

Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito defeated Eléctrico & Shockercito (rudos 1/3, 15:52 [6:33, 4:34, 4:45], OK)

Dalys, Reyna Isis, Zeuxis defeated Princesa Sugehit, Sanely, Silueta (rudas 2/3, 18:05 [9:03, 4:38, 4:24], OK)

Hechicero, Kráneo, Ripper defeated Máximo Sexy, Stuka Jr., Titán (rudos 1/3, 11:44 [3:54, 3:12, 4:38], great)

Niebla Roja defeated Dragón Lee in a lightning match (Takahashi style Canadian Destroyer, 6:49, good)

Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Valiente defeated Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas (técnicos 2/3, 8:54 [2:54, 1:46, 4:14], good)

Diamante Azul, Matt Taven, Volador Jr. defeated La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush  (técnicos straight falls, 6:32 [2:45, 3:47], ok)

What Happened:

Shockercito & Demus

Matt Taven used a distraction and a foul to beat Rush in the main event. It was a straight fall win, after Pierroth passed up the first fall win to unmask Diamante Azul earlier. Taven challenged Rush to a rematch of their September match next Friday, and Rush accepted.

Zeuxis defeated Princesa Sugehit again. She got a little help from a trip from the outside to land her big dropkick.

Niebla Roja also picked up a pin on Dragon Lee. It felt like build to another match, but there were no challenges.

The ring announcers and edecanes did live skits to promote the Boing apple drink/cup giveaway


Sugehit escape armdrag

The tercera was the match of the night, a match which looked good on paper and was much better in reality. They started off with a dynamic Titan/Hechicero battle and kept a fast pace throughout. Maximo’s kiss spot was clever, and slamming a big guy (and falling down) alwayss gets over. Titan might have cleared a new height record on his moonsault and was part of a really good moonsault. Even the rudos winning didn’t deflate the crowd much.

Dragon Lee & Niebla Roja was good while it lasted, it just didn’t last as long as I hoped. They showed good chemistry here, with Niebla Roja looking as good as he’s ever looked opposite of Dragon Lee. They left it really unclear if this is meant to go anywhere, but any Dragon Lee singles loss should go somewhere at this point.

The crowd enjoyed the semimain and the finishing sequence was well done, but it felt more routine and less to it than the earlier men’s trios. I didn’t realize how short it was until checking the clock, but it explains why I didn’t see as much in this match. Still fun to see Negro Casas do Negro Casas things and he was in good form here.

Dragon Lee coming at ya

The women’s match was shakey. It’s good to see Silueta still exists; she can be an average luchadora and that’s better that most people here. She might have been above average here, because she managed to have a problem free exchange with Reina Isis to start. Reina Isis later messed up a handspring back elbow, if that was what it was. Sanely did not have a great match either. Sugehit/Zeuxis was the fulcrum of the match, but it didn’t feel as strong as before, not like a pending big mask match.

The minis match wasn’t those guys “A” game, with the rudos not really into it (the more biting, the less Demus cares) and Shockercito seeming invisible until the third stretch. They had a lot of time, too much for what they were going to do.

Diamante Azul

The main event was the usual Diamante Azul/Ingobernable thing. Diamante Azul did his double clothesline, Volador had a nice tope con giro, but I’m tuned out on this now. Taven winning via foul was an actual surprise. Seems unlikely he’s getting the win next week, but it’s obviously positive indicator about how much CMLL loves Taven. They don’t give two singles matches in three Fridays to pretty much anything; it’s a timing issue here, but also an endorsement.