CMLL on 2017-05-05 

Soberano tornillo

Recapped: 05/05/2017


  1. Oro Jr. & Starman beat Arkángel de la Muerte & Espíritu Negro (15:09 [5:31, 4:40, 4:58], 1/3, ok)
  2. Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis beat Estrellita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit (14:38 [8:28, 2:32, 3:38], 2/3, below average)
  3. Ángel de Oro beat Ripper in a lightning match (9:19, mecedora, ok)
  4. Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Soberano Jr. beat Bobby Villa, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora (15:51 [5:49, 6:04, 3:58], 1/3, good)
  5. Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero beat Dragón Lee, Stuka Jr., Titán  (11:52 [4:35, 2:41, 4:36], 1/3, ok)
  6. Carístico, Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone beat La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush (10:42 [4:52, 5:50], 1/2 DQ, ok)

What happened: 

Los Ingobernabrazos

Los Ingobernables wore Mosquetero del Diablo tribute outfits. Pierroth fouled and unmasked Azul to end the main event La Mascara and Rush had slight issues during the match, which might have been the sign of something bigger or might have just been part of the homage to the Brazos.

Rey Cometa versus Soberano for Cometa’s title was set for next week. But nothing else on this show, which turns out to be one of the useless Friday nights of the year.


phantom kick

The main event was better than usual for this rivalary, with Los Ingobernables more into the match and the Azul/Pierroth issue not being as dominant this time. The Brazo outfits were really great too. The finish was terrible but that’s about to be expected.

I’m done with the Niebla Roja betraying his partners bit and can’t get into any of these matches until they get on with it. It’s not just me on this one, the crowd is loudly turning against Niebla Roja for not fighting, which sure seems to be the opposite effect of what CMLL is trying to get out of this. Speaking of opposite effects, a team breaking up usually loses pretty much all their falls, but an Último Guerrero team is winning their matches 2 on 3 – I’m not even sure what he has to be angry about, but he spent most of this match mad at Niebla Roja. Titan and Dragon Rojo looked good in some of their usual stuff but this was not at all for me.

this was a big bump for a sort of comedy

The fourth match looked like the best chance for a good match on the show and lived up to that early, less so latrer on. Soberano got the focus and looked good on his big spots. The tornillo off the stage was a winner, and double dives got over big. The Revolucionarios didn’t click together as much as they have in other matches, but Dragon Rojo and Soberano worked well to the finish.

Angel de Oro & Ripper was a a totally professional lighting match which was much better than what had preceded but didn’t do a whole lot for me. They had a solid match, Angel de Oro doing all of his Angel de Oro spots, maybe going a bit long, and winning when Ripper missed his senton on the end. It’s the same as every other Angel de Oro match, offered no surprises, but they didn’t cheat on effort.


The women’s match was obnoxiously bad for a few minutes in the fall and had shaky moments after it. There were a couple spots that saved it from being a total disaster, but Esterllita was horrible and Marcela was messing up things too. They kinda sorted hinted at the possible tag feud, but mostly this came off as some you’d prefer not to watch.

The opener was the usual long, mostly boring Arkangel match. Oro Jr. looked good and was obviously the best guy here, so they showcased Arkangel by letting him do the big plancha to the floor. Starman either has new tattoos that didn’t show up well or body paint that didn’t seem like a good idea. It sure seems like someone’s offering the CMLL crew free or cheap tattoos based on how many are suddenly popping up, but you get what you pay for. This was free, and we got what we paid for here too.

we’re both done