Cavernario, Felino, Mr. NieblabeatÁngel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Titán (13:54 [5:36, 2:42, 5:36], 1/3, ok)
Atlantis, Carístico, Volador Jr. beat La Máscara, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero (11:23 [6:06, 5:17], 1/2, ok)
Último Guerrero and Carístico set up a match for next week. That is all that happened.
None of the matches were interesting at all. None were even a disaster worth gawking it, it was five of routine CMLL matches in 2017. This show was so unmemorable to me that I didn’t realize I never put up the recap until I went to do the week summary. (So those are slightly useful!) They’re going to have 52 of these a year in Puebla and this show was somewhere close to 50.
The main event itself was a generic feuding building match, with Utlimo Guerrero running a lot from Carístico and eventually taking a dive and a finish from him. UG was at least good at being a jerk to Carístico at times, and Atlantis found a creative way of getting out of doing another dive at the end of the match. It looked like the rudos were getting in each other’s way at the end of the first fall, but it quickly become evident they were just finding ways to get in finishes even though they were going to lose this in two falls. Even though Mascara & Volador were headlining the Friday show, there was no special effort for them to feud as well – the other four people just mixed up arbitrarily.
Mr. Niebla & Felino in as a team means a lot of getting by to get by matches. The others probably couldn’t overcome those limitations and didn’t seem particularly interested in doing so. Niebla is running a streak of “accidentally” falling off the apron before pretty much every Puebla match. Gotta switch it up a little more.
I’m not sure if we’ll get another interesting match out of the Cancerberos. They weren’t taking the match as a trio here, but it should’ve been more interesting than it ended up. The exciting moments of the match was the two dives unexpected dives in the second fall by Esfinge and Soberano, and Cancerbero & Raziel did well catching them, but didn’t do much themselves to help the match. Soberano needs more work on his frog splash.
The women’s match featured a great moment in bad coordination, as the other four women set up the star submission expecting Sugehit & Zeuxis to do their finish, only Zeuxis was busy digging herself out from the chairs Sugehit had buried her under. Tiffany stopping selling to try and see what happened to them was nice. Jarochita’s submission to end the first fall was one of the least convincing holds you’ll see.
Opener wasn’t much. First fall wasn’t interesting, third fall was every taking turns doing a move, then everyone taking turns doing a submission, then Lestat just beating Malayo while his partners stood on the apron watching for no reason. Zaeta Roja looked off, especially in the second fall.
Strong turnout out on the show. The main event was a good version of the usual Caristico/UG match. The semimain didn’t seem to be as much. The big news from the show might have been the announcement that the micros would be appearing on next week’s show. Ernesto Ocampo writes about the history of small luchadors in Mexico.
CMLL’s big match tonight is Dragon Lee versus Niebla Roja in a non-title match. Niebla Roja’s one of the harder to figure out CMLL luchadors in terms of skill. There are poitns where he seems to fade way into the background, but he also has moments where he and Dragon Lee have great exchanges. Niebla Roja’s seems to have the ability to have fun singles matches, but he hasn’t had a great one that’s made it to us. His matches with Titan and Dragon Rojo are the closest he’s come. He hasn’t gotten as many opportunities to have them, but part of that’s because Roja’s spent time away from CMLL in the US for stretches of the last couple years. This is the third time he and Dragon Lee will have this singles match in the last two two months: their lightning match was good and their Coliseo match was never seen. Everyone has really good matches with Dragon Lee and this Niebla Roja’s chance to have his best single’s match ever.
It may be a big few hours for Dragon Lee. NJPW’s expected to announce the Best of the Super Juniors lineup at their show tomorrow (late night Tuesday/early Wednesday in this hemisphere), and Dragon Lee’s been featured on all of the promotion. Dragon Lee was announced as appearing on Informa, but so was his opponent here, as well as Sanson, Soberano and Ultimo Guerrero, so that part may just be a coincidence. I do not expect a second CMLL luchador to appear in the tournament.
The actual main event tonight is Atlantis, Rey Cometa, Valiente against Cavernario, Felino and Mr. Niebla. Cometa main events are rare enough that it’s possible they may be setting up another round of Cavernario/Cometa. The Panthers take on Terrible, Bucanero and Vangellys in the fourth. Drone, Fuego, and Star Jr. take on Forastero, Virus and Canelo Casas in the tercera; I too am confused why Canelo Casas is that high up in the card. The minis, Stukita, Shockercito and Electrico face Mercurio, Pequeno Nitro & Pequeno Violencia in the second match. Bengala & Sangre Imperial take on Espanto Jr. & Grako; Grako & Sangre Imperial appear paired up.
Guadalajara has the micros, and the Guerreros versus Caristico, Mistico and Maximo. Having Monday Puebla and Tuesday Guadalajara must be rough, Puebla gets back late and Guadalajara seems to leave fairly early
El Alteno defeated Mr. Apolo for his hair in a cage match on the bonus Friday show in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara last week. No results, but Satanico wrestled.
In a post match interview from Friday, Hechicero talked about the ZSJ match he missed out on. He mentions there, and I think it’s been mentioned elsewhere, that the match was actually scheduled to happen early but it turned out they couldn’t get Sabre in for those dates. Sabre’s a busy guy and so a tough man to book, but Hechicero still builds it up as happening at some point.
CMLL (SAT) 05/06/2017Arena Coliseo
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Magia Blanca, Magnus, Sangre Imperial vs Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
3) El Gallito & Microman vs Mije & Perico Zakarías
4) La Jarochita, La Vaquerita, Sanely vs La Metálica, La Seductora, Reyna Isis
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Drone vs Felino, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
6) Carístico, Mistico, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Ripper, Último Guerrero
Micro match comes to Coliseo. This is one of two shows CMLL is running this day, with the sponsored show taking place in Arena Mexico around the same time. That might explain why this card looks a bit slight, even for Saturday.
CMLL (SUN) 05/07/2017Arena México
1) Bengala & Magia Blanca vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Eléctrico, Fantasy, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia
3) Drone, Esfinge, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Máximo Sexy, Stuka Jr. vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, La Máscara
Back to not airing, and that’s probably fine. Gran Guerrero & Euforia being in the main event instead of the rudos in the semimain might mean they’re setting up something, or it might just be random.
CMLL (SUN) 05/07/2017Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Avispón Negro Jr. & Micro vs Guerrero de la Muerte & Quca
2) Javier Cruz Jr. & Johnny Dinamo vs Destello & Destructor
3) Black Sugar & Tigre Blanco vs Gran Kenut & Linterna
4) Cosmos, El Divino, Mágico vs Difunto, Mr. Apolo, Relámpago Azul
5) Explosivo, Flash II, Star Black vs Maléfico, Nautilius, Pitbull I
I guess we’ll find out in a couple days that Nautilius turned rudo. Flash II & Pitbull I repeat from last week in the main event, sot hat’s probably the feud.
CMLL (MON) 05/08/2017Arena Puebla
1) Meyer, Vega, Zaeta Roja vs El Perverso, Fuerza Chicana, Rey Apocalipsis
2) Lestat, Oro Jr., Star Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Nitro, Toro Bill Jr.
3) El Gallito & Microman vs El Perico Zakarías & Mije
4) Ángel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
5) Máximo Sexy, Mistico, Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul, Ephesto, Mephisto [Relevos Increíbles]
They weren’t definite on which match they’re ultimately setting up in the main event. Negro Casas versus Mephisto seems the most likely, but they could’ve just been making something up with no Volador. Micros hit all four arenas in about eight days. They’ve usually run six matches even with them, so maybe something gets added.
CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-28 Cloud Drive
taped 2017-04-28 @ Arena México
1) Eléctrico & Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Dalys, Marcela, Zeuxis vs Estrellita, Metálica, Sanelyin a relevos increíbles match
3) Soberano Jr. vs Sansón [Copa Junior Nuevo Valores] and in a tournament final match
4) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Hechicero, Kráneo, Ripper
5) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico vs Cavernario, Mephisto, Negro Casas
6) Volador Jr. vs La Máscara
AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-29 Cloud Drive
taped 2017-04-12 @ Domo de San Luis, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
1) Big Mami, Lady Shani, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Goya Kong, La Hiedra, Mamba
2) Australian Suicide & Bengala vs El Mesías & Pagano and Aerostar & Drago
3) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Psycho Clown vs Carta Brava Jr. & Soul Rocker
CMLL Guadalajara: 2017-04-29 Cloud Drive
taped 2017-04-25 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, The Panther vs Forastero, Puma, Tiger – joined in progress
IWRG Zona XXI: 2017-04-29 Cloud Drive
taped 2017-04-26 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Celestial Boy vs Fly Tiger, Voltar, Keshin Black, Vardeus
2) Ángel Oriental, Blue Monsther, Kesier Drago vs Atomic Star, Lunatik Xtreme, Power Bull
4) Acero, Alas de Acero, Aramis, Black Dragón, Demonio Infernal, Diablo Jr., Kanon, Shadow Boy vs Black Laser, Climax Jr., Hijo Del Villano III, Kortiz, Máquina Infernal, Tackle, Villano III Jr., Zhalon [Torneo Fill]