CMLL Martes: 2017-10-03 

this show was a bomb

Recapped: 10/04/2017

All matches aired live from Arena México.


Fantasy & Pequeño Olímpico beat Eléctrico & Último Dragóncito 
(12:48 [5:13, 3:29, 4:06], 1/3, ok, via: VideosOficialesCMLL)

Astral, Pegasso, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Templario
(15:31 [7:44, 4:09, 3:38], 2/3, below average, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit beat La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis
(13:09 [6:21, 2:59, 3:49], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Tiger in a lightning match
(8:19, Sacrifica Maya, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Pólvora beat Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán 
(14:37 [4:02, 5:45, 4:50], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Marco Corleone, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Euforia, Gran Guerrero
(11:40 [4:51, 2:03, 4:46], 1/3 DQ, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened: 

Maya corner tope

Niebla Roja has new white and red gear – at least, they don’t look exactly like the ones he was wearing before. Roja leaped into the ring into a foul from Cavernario. Cavernario said it was an accident and might have had a case.

Fantasy subs for Pierrothito because, even with this being the first show here in two weeks, CMLL figure out who was actually around to work the show. Último Dragonicto gets dropped chest first off a blocked headscissors in the third fall, uses his hands to break his fall, and injuries his left elbow. Fantasy gets in a dropkick, but Olímpico smartly submits Dragoncito to end the match quicker.


Zeuxis flying knee

The word “usual” is inescapable for this show. This is the first show back from the earthquake related stoppage, but it might as well have happened right away. (The tricolor bunting CMLL hung in Arena Mexico is still there, as if time stood still.) The matches are generally OK, the main event hits the usual bit spots for a main event, but the show is nothing interesting at all. The técnicos give a good effort, and there’s tease of a Niebla Roja/Cavernario feud in the main event, but this action and effort was the same as most Tuesdays. The first show back could’ve been a special show, but this was not in. Niebla Roja looks good enough that he’d be fine as an unmasked técnico; they were already trying to push him as the ladies’ new favorite luchador. His look stands out more than his wrestling, and that finish didn’t look good.

The semimain was an attempt to have a good match, but because maybe because it was the same usual good match – they did the star – it didn’t really connect to me as much as it should’ve. There was a little sloppiness. Cometa/Rojo had some iffiness in the ring but nailed the diving headscissors to the floor. Stuka falling down in the Revolucionarios torture device was not great. Stuka putting his gum back in his mouth after accidentally spitting it onto the mat was totally not great. Titan did about a bunch of dives and took a superbomb for the finish, coming off as the best guy in the match. This was just missing some intensity, I guess.

The lightning match probably got graded higher because the rest of the show before it had been not any good and wanted to like something and these two did just enough of what I like out of them normally. It’s not their top effort, and there’s roll of the dice reverse DDT that does not go well, but other wise it’s pretty clean and efficient wrestling with a few nice big spots.

The women’s match was a disposable women’s match. Zeixus got great high on her knee smash. Vaquerita’s elbow drop looked nice too. I saw enough of the segunda to hate it. The opener was just boring.

Cometa diving headscissors