CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2017-12-19 

Acero & Aereo

Recapped: 12/22/2017


Artillero & El Coyote beat Bengala & Sonic  
(12:07 [5:35, 2:50, 3:42], 2/3, ok, via

Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito beat Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito  
(15:40 [6:20, 4:05, 5:15], 1/3, ok, via

Amapola, Dalys, Reyna Isis beat Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely  
(12:21 [5:50, 2:15, 4:16], 1/3, ok, via

Johnny Idol, Mr. Niebla, Okumura beat Blue Panther, Mistico, Valiente 
(7:52 [2:10, 2:47, 2:55], 1/3, ok, via

Volador Jr. beat Sam Adonis
(9:41 [1:06, 1:32, 7:03], 2/3, good, via

  1. Adonis shoulder powerslam (1:06)
  2. Volador backcracker (1:32)
  3. Volador top rope headscissors (7:03)

Pierroth, Rush, Terrible beat Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero in a relevos increíbles match
(8:24 [1:40, 2:41, 4:03], 1/3, ok, via

What happened: 

stop chopping Terrible

Prior to the semimain, the wrestlers and a military band come to the ring to honor rescue works and dogs who had helped out during the Mexican earthquake. There’s also a surprise musical performance before the main event.

Pierroth helped Rush get leverage to beat Último Guerrero. This went nowhere.

Mije is with Okumura, as is Zacarias. The two Sky Team and Eje del Mal members are aware they’re supposed to be feuding, even if the trios match was dropped.

Sonic, who seems to only appear in CMLL teaming with Bengala, has his left knee go out when he falls on his right knee. It doesn’t make much sense but it does appear to be significant. He can’t event stand on it when they take him out of the ring.


this went OK

The Último Guerrero/Rush feud continues, for some reason. (It’s happening in Japan, maybe.) They did show more life during parts of this trios than they showed in their singles match, but I’m not eager to see it. I am eager to see Cavernario get any feud at all; he seems really overlooked and is just in greatest hits mode in these matches. This match got a little more time than the usual post-singles match Tuesday main event, but didn’t produce any great results.

Volador/Adonis was a borderline good/great match. It’s hurt by being mostly the same Volador singles match he does every big match, just a little bit shorter and maybe a dive or two less. It’s helped because I wasn’t sure if Adonis could pull off that style of match. It hasn’t been his style so far and, even as he was standing on the top rope to be finished off, I wasn’t sure if it was something he could handle. He did fine, maybe a little slower than if Mephisto was in that spot, but enough that it gives me hope the eventual trios title match will be pretty good. Volador could really use to mix it up in singles match, but the results felt like the right one on this night.

The highlight of the fourth was Zacarias running to Mije for a hug, but it didn’t show up well for a GIF. It was heated because of the foreigners and Niebla’s antics but not the best of the técnicos. Okumura took La Mistica well at least.

There’s nothing going on in the women’s matches, which make the repetitiveness of them hard to tolerate. It’s the stuff that goes wrong that sticks out, more than any slight improvements that might be making made. Sanely DDTing Dalys into her leg reads impossible but I swear it happened. The finish looked messed up too, but might have been the intention.

I was having trouble staying awake during the minis match. I don’t think it was all because of the match, but there wasn’t a lot going on. This was Aereo’s first streaming appearance since August. He’s been around for a couple matches per month, but mostly Saturday/Sunday. He was entertaining here and would be nice to see more, but I wonder if that scheduled means he’s normally got other things going on during the week.

Sonic probably needs to at least rest his knee, or CMLL needs to stop booking him in matches if his leg is going out five minutes into every match. CMLL having a “no fathers versus sons” rule but being cool with brothers facing brothers is odd when you stop to think about it. Artillero looked better than usual against Bengala for it.