CMLL on ClaroSports: 2018-02-09 

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Recapped: 02/09/2018

Matches:

Hijo del Signo & Yago beat Magia Blanca & Magnus
(12:14 [4:09, 3:10, 4:55], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis beat Kaho Kobayashi, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit 
(13:22 [6:39, 2:34, 4:09], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

The dumb battle royal went 4:26.

Atlantis & Mr. Niebla beat Ángel de Oro & Cuatrero in a Parejas Increible eighthfinal
(7:03, bad, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Rush & Terrible beat Forastero & Stuka Jr. in a Parejas Increible eighthfinal
(7:50, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico & Euforia beat Dragón Lee & Sansón in a Parejas Increible eighthfinal
(5:55, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Marco Corleone & Shocker beat Blue Panther Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 in a Parejas Increible eighthfinal
(3:34, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Rush & Terrible beat Atlantis & Mr. Niebla in a Parejas Increible quarterfinal
(7:41, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico & Euforia beat Marco Corleone & Shocker in a Parejas Increible quarterfinal
(2:45, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Rush & Terrible beat Carístico & Euforia in a Parejas Increible semifinal
(2:00, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. beat Cavernario, Kráneo, Último Guerrero
(6:48 [2:01, 1:02, 3:45], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Rush trying hard to get over

Rush offered Terrible an Ingobernable salute after they won the block. Unlike Volador & Dragon Lee, Terrible accepted it. It’s unclear if meant anything. They face Volador & Último Guerrero next week.

Mr. Niebla looked out of it in his first round match. That match went off the rails for a couple minutes before getting to the planned spot of Angel de Oro & Sansón fighting and being rolled up by Atlantis & Niebla. Niebla looked in better condition for his second match.

Zeuxis had her Generacion 21 belt.

Thoughts:

this was an adventure

The main event was a sloppy rushed mess. Something fell apart in the second fall, where it was completely obvious someone wasn’t in the right spot when they went for the big comeback sequence. Kraneo’s top rope splash got a big reaction and itw as an obvious disaster. It still wasn’t even up to the usual low standard for these post tournament main event trios.

The tournament had it’s ups and downs. The first match was awful, with three guys having a definite plan of what the match was supposed to be and Mr. Niebla being in his own world. They couldn’t reel him back in and they couldn’t find a way to adjust to his madness, and the crowd turned on the match loudly. The two matches which followed it were the best, with the Rush/Terrible & Forastero/Stuka feeling like a real one fall match between people who don’t often wrestle or team with each other. The final two matches were quite hurried, feeling cut down for time reasons. Rush & Terrible were the best team and make for the most interesting final, the process to get there just wasn’t great.

Magnus slam & Magia Blanca llegdrop

The production people thought the women’s match was a showcase for the debuting Kobayashi, replaying her big moves while action was going on. The people in the match made it feel more like an initiation, with Kaho taking the worst of everything the rudas had to offer. The rest of the match was just about ordinary, with Sugehit trying to start up things with Zeuxis again but it not going anywhere. Average effort.

The show started of well, on the opening sliding scale. Magnus looked good. His double chickenwing slam was a nice way to set up a flying move, and he’s going plenty of possible partners with them. Magnus seems like he’s got enough ideas to just run thru guys for a couple minutes, but doesn’t really get the chance. Yago’s powerbomb on the stage was cool and he’s mostly a good base, though the toss catch needs work. The new spot with Magia Blanca look a little bit too much what I could be watching in the Winter Olympics but the thought is good. Signo is as useful as a sack of potatoes.

get in on the Yago bandwagon while there’s still room

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