Joker & Sombra Diabólika beat Astro & Meyer
(13:06 [6:32, 3:29, 3:05], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Arkalis, Black Tiger, Tigre Rojo Jr. beat Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
(15:19 [5:43, 5:16, 4:20], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
La Vaquerita & Lady Maravilla beat Dalys & Reyna Isis
(17:14 [6:41, 6:36, 3:57], 2/3 DQ, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
El Malayo, Puma, Tiger beat Johnny Idol, Lestat, Rey Cometa
(17:08 [7:14, 3:58, 5:56], 2/3/, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente beat Rey Apocalipsis, Sam Adonis, Terrible
(14:25 [5:59, 3:18, 5:08], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Volador Jr. © beat Negro Casas for the NWA World Welterweight Championship
(15:25 [3:42, 1:11, 10:32], 2/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Negro Casas scorpion (3:42)
Volador bridging inside cradle (1:11)
Volador backcracker (10:32)
Sam Adonis and Rey Apocalipsis are substitutions. Apocalipsis is a late enough one that he only has his sombrero and serape, no gun or Adelita.
The rudas are disqualified rather suddenly for excessive violence (hairpulling and punches?). It came off like a bad planned finish rather than the referee calling an early end to it.
Volador/Negro Casas proved they could have a good match without Negro Casas taking death bumps a 50 year old guy probably shouldn’t be taking 9on b-shows? at all?) There was worked at a generally fast pace but without all the dives you’d expect from Volador match. They still had near falls, and they had the crowd most into any of the matches all night. I would’ve loved to see Casas kick out of the back cracker, and kept on going until Volador won some less traditional way; it was missing a little more to make it a strong recommend for me, but it’s a fine use of time.
Lestat & Malayo looked fine if not noteworthy in their chance at a higher match. Rey Apocalipsis, on short notice looked out of place and awkward trying to fit in here. No one was really clicking; it took Marco punching Sam out of nowhere to wake up the crowd, and it was a lot of standard stuff the rest of the way.
The crowd was so dead for the Cometa/Puma trios match, especially early on. I’m not sure if the bad finish in the women’s match killed it or they just weren’t coming thru well, but it was weird watching a match that quiet. It never gets much better, and it hurts what’s otherwise a decent if not spectacular match. Cometa & Puma remain smooth working with each other on the seemingly rare occasions when they do.
Astro’s found a way to do a lot of cool armdrags in this opener. Both Meyer and Astral had a fun run of offense in the second fall, and then the rudos put a stop to that. They actually weren’t so bad, and there’s probably a pretty good match between these teams some place with less limitations.