CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2018-02-20 

Panther might have become a little predictable

Recapped: 03/06/2018


Acero & Aéreo beat  Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia
(13:37 [6:31, 4:18, 2:48], 2/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel beat Magnus, Metatrón, Sensei 
(11:01 [4:49, 2:44, 3:28], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Lady Maravilla, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely beat Amapola, La Comandante, Reyna Isis
(14:55 [7:26, 7:29], straight falls, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Pólvora beat Tiger in a lightning match
(9:07, Super Polvora Driver, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther beat Johnny Idol, Mephisto, Okumura
(12:14 [3:32, 3:34, 5:08], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Diamante Azul, Mistico, Valiente beat  Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
(12:14 [3:32, 3:34, 5:08], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened: 

In the women’s match, Amapola was disqualified for excessive violence in the second fall, including refusing a choke. That’s it.


sometimes you need to see something badly to appreciate how hard it is to do well

Último Guerrero whiffed on the Mistico ramp catch spot, which hasn’t been seen much of late. Maybe he’s out of practice. The crowd did not care at all. That’s the Tuesday/Friday difference. This was a Msitico showcase match in the way they haven’ been doing them for a while and the crowd ate it up. No one else continued a lot. It still was better than most Tuesday night main events.

Blue Panther got his annual win via farmer’s roll. Johnny Idol winning with a springboard dropkick on someone who was being held seems more unlikely, the rudos always fail in that situation. Mephisto tripping The Panther up on this springboard dropkick was a nice reverse on a usual bit. This wasn’t a memorable matches except those few spots. It was ok enough for a Tuesday.

The lightning match felt into the pattern of guys just taking turning doing moves. Tiger was nominally the técnico during the match, but Pólvora actually seemed to get the reaction and neither had a strong role in the match. There was no real story besides how’s turn it was, and the moves weren’t done fast or impressive enough to be memorable. These matches should be opportunity do something different, but they usually come off sameish.

Mistico headscissors