CMLL on 2017-04-28 

La Mascara

Recapped: 04/28/2017

All matches aired live on ClaroSports and are archived on my channel.


Eléctrico & Fantasy beat Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico (15:05 [6:09, 4:38, 4:18], 2/3, ok)

Estrellita, Metálica, Sanely beat Dalys, Marcela, Zeuxis in a relevos increíbles match (9:33 [5:45, 3:48], 1/2, ok)

Soberano Jr. defeated Sansón to win the Copa Junior Nuevo Valores (18:33 [3:48, 0:55, 13:50], 1/3, great)

  1. Soberano guillotine moonsault 3:48
  2. Sansón springboard guillotine knee drop 0:55
  3. Soberano sit down piledriver 13:50

Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente beat Hechicero, Kráneo, Ripper (13:24 [5:36, 2:07, 5:41], 2/3, ok)

Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico beat Cavernario, Mephisto, Negro Casas (12:18 [2:58, 2:15, 7:05], 2/3, good)

La Máscara beat Volador Jr. (13:41 [1:20, 1:44, 10:37], 2/3, good)

  1. Volador backcracker 1:20
  2. Mascara double knee smash 1:44
  3. Mascara campana 10:37

What happened: 


La Mascara wrestled the main event and won, defeating Volador cleanly with la campana, in a match taking place only hours after his father Brazo de Oro passed away. The promotion remembered Brazo de Oro with a moment of applause before the match. La Mascara tearfully held up a banner to honor his father to end the show.

Soberano Jr. defeated Sansón to win the Copa Junior Nuevo Valores 2017.

Marcela, Dalys & Zeuxis fell apart in the second fall of their match, with friendly fire incidents leading to Dalys & Zeuxis attacking their tecnica partner. No challenges were made after, so it’s unclear if this starts another cycle of Dalys/Marcela or if it’s a tag feud (with Sugehit?)


pretty sure Sanson teleported

The main event is hard to evaluate as a match itself. It wasn’t really the emotional match or La Mascara one night técnico performance you might have expected of the situation, but something not that far off from what they might have done had there nothing else gone on. La Mascara did vow to be not an Ingobernable but a Mosquetero de Diablo tonight, and did his best to live up to it. He still wore the breakaway pants, but fought tougher and more serious than usual, especially when he attacked Volador hard from the start. It kind of turned into a usual Volador as it went on. Mascara still did more than he usually does in these matches, which might have happened anyway because it was a Friday main event, but felt like a bit part of the moment. The match felt professional, but it also felt understandable like their hearts were totally into it – they did the match because that’s what Brazo de Plata would’ve wanted, but their minds weren’t in it. They made the right call to have La Mascara win and win clean, and made the best of a tough day.

this worked well

Soberano & Sansón felt appropriate as the end of a young stars tournament. There were moments which didn’t go smoothly and maybe some ideas that could’ve been thought out better, but the potential of these guys was obvious and they wowed the fans with their athletic activities. After the usual sped thru falls, they went back and forth for a long time in the final fall. Soberano’s big moves looked bigger, but Sansón did well to be there right with him to catch and to get in his own offense. This feels like a match we’ll see again, and another achievement in a big 2017 for Soberano.

The rest of the show didn’t have a lot to it. I thought the semimain was good, but only barely so with some rough moments and the spark missing from similar matches. Dragon Lee and Negro Casas’ extended fight atop the turnbuckle to set up the finish was the most fun part of the match. The crowd liked the fourth match, a comedy heavy trios which smartly brought the crowd back up from the Brazo de Oro tribute, more than the one with all the flyers in it. It didn’t do as much for me, but it definitely achieved it’s purpose. The women’s match was just a strange setup to restart the one main world feud which never seems to end. I’d say the setup hurt the match, but those matches are just about the same whoever is on which side. The opener was the usual minis opener deal.