CMLL Puebla: 2017-12-18 

actually more highlights on the broken week

Recapped: 12/21/2017


Ares, Fuerza Chicana, Rey Apocalipsis beat Arkalis, Black Tiger, París  
(14:03 [6:42, 3:59, 3:22], 2/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Espanto Jr., Espíritu Maligno, Hijo del Signo beat Asturiano, Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II  
(15:45 [9:06, 6:39], 1/2, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Puma, Sagrado, Tiger beat Pantera Blanca Jr., Stigma, Stuka Jr.  
(12:47 [4:48, 0:47, 7:12], n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Pierroth, Rush, Sam Adonis beat Johnny Idol, Terrible, Valiente in a relevos increíbles match
(10:24 [2:52, 2:41, 4:51], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico, Mistico, Volador Jr. beat Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
(10:03 [4:02, 1:59, 4:02], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

hooray friendship

This show did not air live, and the taped version has issues with the video. It jumps a few second or so every while starting about 20 minutes in, and comes and goes. It’s not completely unwatchable, but it’s takes away from all the matches. All times are off as a result and no matches are rated. The tercera seemed like it was the best match from what we saw.

All the Panteras on the shows are neither CMLL DF regulars nor Puebla locals, but Matamoros luchadors. They’d appeared in Guadalajara before, and JCR suggests they could be coming to Mexico City soon. The Gemelos match was exceptionally rudo focused, but they didn’t show anything that stood out. Pantera Blanca Jr. was similarly OK and appeared to be the father of the other two; the announcers actually mentioned the relation at one time, but I couldn’t make it out.

Carístico and his partners aren’t getting along at any point. The rudos tease inviting him over on their side after the first fall, but instead beat him up. Mistico is limping noticeable after a second fall dive. The técnicos keep it together to win, but Volador and Mistico attack Carístico after the main event and take his mask.

Johnny Idol just refused to fight the rudos on other team, and occasionally laid down to get pins, leaving it as a 3 v 2 match for the first fall. Rush and Pierroth beat him up in the second fall anyway, with Adonis just staying out of it. Terrible steals the second fall while everyone but rush is fooling around outside. Adonis and Idol are forced to face each other in the third fall, and end up with a hug.

Asturiano and Espíritu Maligno feuded heavily, with Maligno pinning Asutriano and unmasking him. They’ll have a mask/hair match next week.

I didn’t cut away early, that’s how fast they cut away