King Jaguar, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr. defeated Meyer, París, Vega (rudos 2/3, 13:43 [6:39, 3:36, 2:49], ok, video link)
Cancerbero, Policeman, Raziel defeated Espíritu Maligno, Rey Samuray, Zaeta Roja (rudos 2/3, 14:44 [7:16, 3:11, 3:50], ok, video link)
Zeuxis defeated Princesa Sugehit in a lightning match
(Zeuxis cradle, 5:48, ok, video link)
Dragón Rojo Jr., Kráneo, Luciferno defeats Lestat, Rey Cometa, Stigma
(rudos 1/3, 16:09 [5:11, 3:20, 7:05], ok, video link)
Diamante Azul, Mr. Niebla, Terrible defeated La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush in a relevos increíbles match
(Team Azul 2/3 [DQ for Pierroth removing Azul’s mask], 12:50 [2:48, 3:51, 6:11], ok, video link)
Mephisto © defeated Carístico to keep the CMLL World Welterweight Championship
(Mephisto 1/3 [La Caristica blocked into faceslam], 15:40, good, video link)
There was a marriage proposal (which they almost totally missed in an ad break.) She said yes.
Mephisto cleanly defeated Caristico once again. The finish came off as lame, with Mephisto just blocking La Caristica (Mistica), Caristico falling onto the mat, and Mephisto getting a pin off that.
Zeuxis defeated Sugehit with the same cradle again this week, and asked for a title match. Sugehit pushed the idea of it being a mask match instead. It’ll be a title match.
Policeman and Espiritu Maligno continue to feud, and Maligno even picked up a fall win this time, but still lose cleanly in the end. Perhaps CMLL decided Maligno is an ex-mini and must lose at all times.
Pierroth unmasked Azul, again.
Dragon Rojo replaced Morphosis, who may or may not still be a CMLL luchador at this point. He hasn’t been back since he lost his mask and wasn’t around much prior to it.
Rey Cometa was stretchered out after a Kraneo running hipcheck to the head. This appeared to be a real injury (replay show some whiplash) but Cometa hasn’t been reported as missing time.
Thoughts: Nothing much special on this Puebla show, and a little bit disappointing.
Caristico/Mephisto tried in the third fall, but it still felt like a lesser version of the singles match we just saw in Arena Mexico. The finish just didn’t work at all, even the announcers were caught off guard by how a minor looking spot was it. The crowd got into the match, but Caristico’s also at the point where it’s tough to believe he’s going to win anything important until he actually does again. It was still the best match on the show, but it was nothing needed to see unless you have to see everything these guys do.
Not much good from the rest. Sugehit/Zeuxis was an ordinary lightning match. Stigma had a dumb moment in his trios match and very much seemed to be carried around. Lestat looked good, will continue to go nowhere. Vega looked good, will continue to go nowhere. Batillon did better than usual and the opener almost worked, but this recent format of short third falls in the first match hurt. At least the fans react to the never ending Ingobernable feud; they’re not into the Policeman/Espiritu stuff at all and weren’t much into Zeuxis/Sugehit either.
I’m skeptical “Pierroth” will continue to be known as Pierroth for long. They’ve changed around his character a lot since he was brought back, and it’s really clear how very little connection the current performer has to the gimmick now that he has no mask. There’s some yellow in his gear, and that’s it. This man’s gimmick is “Rush’s Father”, right down to wearing the same style boots as Rush, and it doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense for him to use the name. It’s CMLL, so inertia might mean no change (he’s teaming with an unmasked guy named La Mascara), but it was glaring how extraneous the name is at this point.
Princesa Sugehit has to do a springboard/Asai dive if she and Zeuxis have a mask match. She’s teased it (or more just done a spot to get countered) every single match. I’m not even sure she doing it as a something to pay off forever, but people who watch too much CMLL would go crazy if she did even just a cross body off that springboard.
Giving Terrible something to do is nice, but CMLL seemed to miss the point that rudo is pretty good.