CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2017-11-14 

all the knee smashes

Recapped: 11/30/2017

Matches: 

Fiero & Magia Blanca beat Grako & Yago
(11:15 [5:16, 2:42, 3:17], 2/3, good, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Jarochita, Marcela, Sanely beat La Metálica, La Seductora, Zeuxis
(11:26 [4:29, 2:50, 4:07], 1/3, good via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Vangellys beat Drone, Rey Cometa, Titán
(16:20 [5:23, 3:27, 7:30], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

 

Virus beat Mr. Cacao in a lightning match
(7:25, Indian Deathlock arm trap, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Blue Panther, Soberano Jr., Valiente beat Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno
(9:52 [6:09, 3:43], 1/2 DQ, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr. beat Hechicero, Mr. Niebla, Terrible
(13:27 [5:17, 1:42, 6:28], 2/3, ok, via 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened: 

Mr. Cacao has two dives, tough rough landings.

Not much.

Vangellys is still wearing his anti-Ingobernable shirt.

Virus & Cacao talk on the microphone to tease a rematch in Japan.

Thoughts: 

You can skip the main event without missing anything. It was a match just to set up the double dive in to the ring by Marco and Diamante, and everyone was taking it pretty easy to that point. I was really surprised when Stuka did the blind tope onto Niebla at the end because it really didn’t seem worth that sort of risk the rest of the way. The crowd reacted strong to the finish but I didn’t get much out of watching it.

Fiero being cool

The semimain might have turned out well, if not for Luciferno losing his mind and fouling Soberano for no particular reason. It was built to in that the técnicos had their comeback way too soon for something to be up, but not really in any other grievance between the two. Ephesto and Blue Panther were good on the mat and Soberano flew out of the ring nicely, but that’s about it.

Mr. Cacao almost killed himself on both his dives and he and Virus totally screwed up whatever that spot was supposed to be before the cutter. It wasn’t all that bad, but it wasn’t something to build to a rematch challenge afterwards for sure. Coming into face Virus in a special one off match and deciding to give up doing the mat wrestling after three minutes seems like you’re missing the point of the whole thing, but maybe that’s all Cacao can do. He actually is in amazing shape for his 50s at least. Virus kicking out of a cradle and turning into the winning submission would’ve been the greatest Virus finish ever. Unfortunately, it had to go one and got worse.

The third tag match felt too same-ish to really pop up as something worth watching, but there were a few good moments. Rey Cometa continues to look good at small things (selling his hand after chopping Polvora) and big (crashing and burning on a tope). Dragon Rojo’s Dragon Bomb on Titan looked as good as it ever has. They can still do better than this.

the best version of this finish

The women’s match felt like an atypical encounter. The rudas were unusually aggressive, the tecnicas fought back at that level, and the match kept moving. Not only did we get a dive, but Zeuxis broke out her big match moonsault, so they did want this to be something for whatever reason. I’m happy Metalica got a t-shirt because it’s better than her gear, and I don’t think I’ve felt that way about t-shirt wearing wrestlers before. Her sell of Jarochita’s forearm late was much better than the actual forearm. Jarochita’s kicks can look weak and misaimed at times, and she does a lot of them. The match still worked in spite of them.

The opener was nothing earthshaking, but interesting matches with the new guys worked well still stand out. It moved at a really good pace with some cool spots. I actually thought Fiero looked the shakiest of the four guys; his finish was eye catching, but he seemed a bit off on some of his earlier big moves. Magia Blanca put on a much cleaner performance, and either got better or got more confident in the last few months. Yago easily outshined Grako.

Dragon Rojo is anti-Drone

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