CMLL on 2018-01-19 

Mije lived, I think.

Recapped: 01/19/2018


Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro beat Fantasy & Último Dragóncito  
(10:56 [4:28, 3:04, 3:24], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Lady Maravilla, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit beat Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
(14:24 [6:22, 3:33, 4:29], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)


Raziel, Sagrado, Tiger beat Esfinge, Rey Cometa, Tritón  
(17:04 [5:33, 3:19, 8:12], 1/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Kráneo beat Hechicero in a lightning match
(9:12, Kraneo legdrop, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Euforia, Felino, Mr. Niebla beat Stuka Jr., Titán, Valiente
(8:38 [1:56, 2:43, 3:59], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico, Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone beat Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
(8:43 [3:00, 2:00, 3:43], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Diamante Azul beat Terrible again, setting up a title match next week.


Triton can do this every week

The lightning match and the tercera are the only ones you should spend time watching if you missed the show.

The main event was the usually Tuesday main event. The técnicos hit their usual big moves, with a big run in the second fall. The rudos really didn’t feel like they were going to an extra level for the rare Friday main event as a trio, just doing the same stuff they did most of the time. It was sufficient to set up Terrible/Diamante Azul and to send people home happy, but I wasn’t excited to watch it.

The semimain had trouble following some of the action that preceded it. It wasn’t as crazy as the lightning match, and the técnicos in the tercera did a lot of the same stuff better earlier in the night. The crowd wasn’t there for the match except for the mascot spots, and they didn’t really have anything to change their minds. There was enough action to make it acceptable, Stuka’s monkey flip dive always looks good, but it was on the short side and fit the lineup feeling like a skippable show.

Hechicero tope

My favorite parts of Kraneo/Hechicero

  • Kraneo taking it to the mat against Hechicero
  • Hechicero apparently deciding the over the top dart tope is just a thing he’s doing to be doing regularly from now on
  • Mije attempting to do a tope and getting caught
  • Kraneo squashing both Mije and Hechicero from the apron
  • Kraneo taking a backdrop
  • Hechicero getting Kraneo up on his shoulders

Kraneo doesn’t need to be winning these matches and Hechicero definitely does, so the result wasn’t great. The match before it was really strong at putting together what they could do well together for a fun outcome.

The tercera has the best action of the night. The rudos were (even Raziel) were working very hard and the técnicos looked pretty spectacular. Triton had one spot go really wrong amid a lot which went really well. Sagrado handled the mess good, and continues to look over qualified for his current role. This match got the most time of the night, just didn’t feel that way. They kept moving it along.

Sagrado brainbuster

The women’s match was alright for the most part, but kind of dry and without any real focus. It was a lot of the usual offense done fine, some stuff done really well, and Tiffany struggling to keep up with the rest. She seemed lost a couple times, and maybe in the way another.

Just a regular tag to open it. Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro have spurts of trying but don’t sustain it over the entire match. Fantasy has about two good spots and doesn’t interact with the crowd at all. No idea why they bothered to do the Último Dragoncito surprise pinfall on Nitro if Mercurio was going to win five seconds later. Mercurio using a piledriver to get heat didn’t get much heat.