Artillero & Espanto Jr. beat Bengala & Sonic
(10:40 [5:39, 2:10, 2:51], 2/3, ok, via: VideosOficialesCMLL)
Magia Blanca, Star Jr., Starman beat Disturbio, Sangre Azteca, Templario
(12:05 [4:01, 2:31, 5:33], 1/3 DQ, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther beat Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger
(12:06 [5:32, 1:49, 4:45], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Vangellys beat Pólvora in a lightning match
(6:26, northern lights suplex, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Johnny Idol, Stuka Jr., Valiente beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Okumura
(9:34 [5:47, 3:47] , 1/2, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero beat Mistico, Rush, Volador Jr.
(7:11 [2:49, 1:36, 2:46], 1/3 DQ, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rush fouled UG to set up a match next week.
Johnny Idol is acting weird from the get go. He disappears form the match for a long period of time, then pushes Valiente late in the second fall. Something seems screwed up, because Ephesto goes running out of the ring for no reason and everyone’s confused. Valiente eventually shoves Johnny Idol back, and they end up chopping each other before Okumura rolls up Valiente. Idol and the rudos stomp Valiente after the match.
Mije is with the rudos in the tercera.
Templario & Starman feuded thru the match, with Templario unmasking Starman at the end. Star Jr. appeared to have no idea he was involved in this feud at this point.
The main event wasn’t really much of a match. Like the match before it, it only existed to set up something else and any enjoyment from this week’s match was incidental. Rush seemed to have fun on the microphone after the match. Mistico and Volador looked good in their minute of ring time. They didn’t seem to mind the outcome of the match all that much, and why should they. It didn’t really matter.
The semimain was barely a match, just an excuse to do the Idol turn out of nowhere. Perfectly enough, the spot that was to set up Idol’s turn seemed messed up. I don’t know if he’ll work as a rudo and Okumura being put in a high profile position again is not a great deal, but I guess they might as well try something if they’re going to be around. CMLL will get bored and forget about it soon enough even if it does work.
What we learned from the lightning match is the smaller guy works as the técnico in the rudo/rudo match, and most of Vangellys offense is pointing at the crowd in hopes to get them to react. They did not. Vangellys took a lot of this match. Pólvora didn’t come across as anything like a tecnico, but Vangellys didn’t really give him the chance either – this was a long bit of showing that Vangellys is bigger than Pólvora, basically.
The million Panther vs Misterioso/Sagrado match definitely includes those people. It was alright. The Panther & Misterioso did a little feud to give us all something to care about, which was nice. Drone & Tiger matched up pretty well. Blue Jr. missed badly on a kick to the back of Sagrado, which really left Sagrado with no idea of when he was supposed to tell it. That was not alright.
The segunda was one of those matches which dragged a little bit early and really picked up late. There wasn’t quite enough for me to rate it good but there are worse things to happen. The rudos were content with letting Templario do all the big stuff early on, not a half bad idea given he’s the one here getting the feud. I think the fans were surprised to see both his moves and him going aggressively after Starman. Magia Blanca & Star looked good in the third fall. Not sure what Disturbio and Magia Blanca were going for at the end with that rolling submission, but they didn’t give up on the idea of getting a double pin and kept going back to it three times. Those are men who follow orders to their death. It totally didn’t matter too, the DQ would’ve worked the same.
I wasn’t intending to write about the opener and was trying to avoid doing it, but then Sonic did a good ringpost headscissors and Espanto forearmed him pretty well, so I’ll write that much. Artillero standing motionless in the ring two feet away from Bengala submitting his partner and not doing anything was good for a laugh. Espanto did a Canadian Destroyer as a set up for a normal suplex, which seems like proof the Destroyer is dumb.