CMLL Puebla: 2018-02-12 

Asturiano coming thru

Recapped: 02/25/2018


Astro, Asturiano, Black Tiger beat Joker, King Jaguar, Saurón
(19:11 [8:15, 3:56, 7:00], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cancerbero, El Malayo, Raziel beat Ares, Arkalis, Millenium
(15:01 [7:14, 3:02, 4:45], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Stuka Jr., Titán, Tritón beat Kawato San, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
(11:30 [4:52, 2:42, 3:56], 2/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Mistico, Rush, Soberano Jr. beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(14:16 [5:10, 2:59, 6:07], 2/3 DQ, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Último Guerrero beat Atlantis
(12:42, 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Atlantis inside cradle (2:40)

  2. Pulpo Guerrero (2:05)

  3. Último Guerrero inside cradle with ropes (7:56)

What happened:

Arkalis completely misses (which the commentators point out)

Último Guerrero shoved down Tirantes in the first fall, which wasn’t a DQ but did lead to a snappy Tirantes three count. Último Guerrero leaves the ring and finds Terror Chino (who’s in street clothes and hasn’t been refereeing on this show), wanting to sub him in for Tirantes. Tirantes does not allow it. The same bit plays out in the third fall, with Atlantis lightly shoving Tirantes and UG cradling him while holding the ropes for the win.

The rudos group on the técnicos in the second match, and Rush decided to hang out on the apron instead of him. Rush eventually participates, but also throws Soberano in to take beatings at times. Soberano challenges Mephisto to a match next week after Mephisto fouls him to end the match.

Ares is a fill in for Starman, who hasn’t been seen since.


Triton headscissors

Atlantis & Utlimo Guerrero felt they took a lot of shortcuts to get thru the main event singles match, which doesn’t say much of where Atlantis is at right now. They tried to do a more typical match between the two in the closing stretch, but it was still strange to see them do a hair grab brawl for two falls, and the referee shenanigans were strange as well. Último Guerrero didn’t do check off his big move list and Atlantis did no topes. You hope this was them taking it easy for a match that didn’t really matter and probably shouldn’t have been scheduled. This wasn’t terrible and neither is 2018 Atlantis, but he’s not the where he was before the injury (and even that guy was slowing down.)

Soberano looked great in the semimain, and maybe even greater so because it was a match most people seemed to take off. I’ve learned to appreciate Rush when he’s especially screwing around, and there’s a lot of that to enjoy in the first two falls. They all seemed to take the third fall a bit more serious, but it was Soberano who was really doing the tricky spot and poor Mistico was getting dropped by rudos. Something must’ve gone wrong with this spot, because the ending sequence was really strange, with Mistico visibly directing Soberano to come back in for a foul instead of the dive you’d expect in that moment.

The tercera was a solidly well done match that came off good in part because that was much better than what had happened before. Kawato had his best sequences so far with Titan, though he stills seems afraid to actually kick people. Triton did some effortlessly impressive armdrags. I would’ve liked more but I’ll take what I can get.