CMLL Puebla: 2017-08-21 

Volador is a jerk

Recapped: 08/22/2017

All matches aired live from Arena Puebla.


Astro, Asturiano, Meyer beat El Perverso, Fuerza Chicana, Joker
(10:40 [4:28, 3:34, 2:38], 2/3, ok, via 

Arkángel de la Muerte, Espanto Jr., Rey Apocalipsis beat Arkalis, Astral, Tigre Rojo Jr.  
(15:50 [8:01, 5:27, 2:22], 1/3, n/r, via

Fuego, Johnny Idol, Stigma beat Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Pólvora
(15:17 [7:52, 2:25, 5:00], 1/3, OK, via

Juice Robinson, Matt Taven, Volador Jr. beat Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Rush
(11:02 [5:29, 2:02, 3:31], 2/3, ok, via

Marco Corleone © beat Diamante Azul to keep the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
(8:07 [1:56, 1:27, 4:44], 1/3, good, via 

  1. Marco Corleone inside cradle (1:56)
  2. Diamante Azul German suplex (1:27)
  3. Marco Corleone Mark of Perfection (4:44)

What happened: 

Diamante Azul tope

Marco kept the heavyweight title in the main event.

Juice Robinson offered a tag to Volador and pulled it back early, which seemed to convince Volador not to bother helping at all. He stood on the outside while his partners got beat and eventually turned on them after Rush fouled Taven.


double slingshot armdrag (which they cut away from too soon, so this GIF is not great)

The main event hit the highlights effectively, showed better chemistry than expected for two guys who aren’t opponents all that much. Not everything looked perfect but enough of it did to surpass my small expectations. The brief length really stood out, and there’s no mistaking this for an epic title match, but I’m left thinking I’m happy with them getting out fast than pushing into areas they wouldn’t do as well. Diamante Azul worked slightly more rudo, but it wasn’t strong either way even with the Mexico/Foreigner story all over these shows.

The semimain was smoother the foreigners/Mexicans match on Friday. Progress is a good sign, but they also seemed to be less here, with the match really just a setup for Volador deciding not to get along with this partners. You can skip it.

The third match was usual good people having just a routine average match. The Revolucinarios didn’t seem into it, and there was no one singular performance by the tecnicos to make it worthwhile.

I breezed thru the opener but it still stuck out as better than usual. They seemed to have more freedom to do stuff in the open; not dives, but the double slingshot armdrag spot might as well be a dive. Astro& Asturiano are signs of good matches, and I think Perverso is getting better. They had less time but worked a faster pace, and so the match felt like it ended at the right time.

Asturiano doing things