Micros (but no Microman) in Puebla, Kid’s Day, IWRG

IWRG (SUN) 04/29/2018 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del RingThe Gladiatores]
1) Atomic Star b Mexica
2) Chico Che & Toto b Demonio Infernal & Leroy
3) Eterno, Fly Warrior, Lunatik Xtreme b Alas de Acero, Aramis, Black Dragón Lunatik Extreme, Eterno y Fly Warrior vs Aramis, Alas de Acero y Black Dragón. (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Eterno replaced Sepimo Rayo. Good match. Black Daragon wants match with Lunatik Xtreme.
4) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Apolo Estrada Jr., Nigma, Sorayita, Soy Raymunda [lumberjack]
5) Ovett, Trauma I, Trauma II b Emperador Azteca, Hijo de Canis Lupus, The Tiger
Trauma II wants a title match against Emperador Azteca.
6) Imposible, Mr. Electro, Villano V Jr. b Dark Magic, El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. Mr. Electro, Imposible y el Villano V Jr vs Médico Asesino, Dark Magic y Máscara Año 2000 Jr (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Villano V Jr. replaced Hijo de Dos Caras, but left he match after a shoulder injury. It worked out anyway because Dark Magic and Mascara 2000 Jr. didn’t get along all match, and Dark Magic ended up with the tecnicos at the end.

Today is the actual Kid’s Day in Mexico, though many shows took place over the last couple of days. CMLL celebrates the day with th, eir usual Monday night show with a usual Monday night lineup for the most part.

The main event is Terrible teaming with the tag team champions Valiente & Volador against Caristico, Kraneo and Ultimo Guerrero. This the third week in a row for this type of match and the second week with these particular sides, so there’s a decent chance they might finally make a match out of it. Last week teased Ultimo Guerrero/Volador, but they’re prone to changing their direction quickly in Puebla.

The other Guerreros team with Rey Bucanero against Atlantis, Diamante Azul and Rush. Fuego, Guerrero Maya and Stigma take on Dragon Rojo, Polvora and Templario, where they’re teasing the idea of Templario joining Los Revolucionarios full time.

The tercera is a minis tag match which doesn’t include Microman, a rarity. Gallito instead teams with newcomer Angel to take on Guapito and Atomo. The first two matches are more normal: Flyer & Pegasso take on locals Perverso & Fuerza Chicana, and Asturiano & Millenium against Ares & Sombra Diabolika to open the show.

This airs at the normal 9pm start time. Tomorrow is a holiday, so I guess the children can stay up late. CultIcon previews the show.

There are still a lot of shows today, much more than usual for a Monday, because of Kid’s Day. Beyond the Puebla show, the most interesting one is the Generaction 21 show in Irapuato, which has a Park vs Wagner making event and a Hijo de LA Park/Bandido/Flamita/Xtreme Tiger four way match. Their clips usually make it to +LuchaTV’s channel.

There hasn’t been as many posters this year for Kid’s Day, but I’m running across more news stories of small outdoor free shows (often sponsored by politicians leading into the next election.) Canelo Casas wrestled on one in Cuernavaca. The PRI candidate for Mexico City mayor drew 4,200 people for an AAA staffed show. Someone wrestled as Mr. Familia on that show (and won, of course.) In Juarez, Cobra Kid list his mask to Aereo in a cage match on an AAA house show. Given the people announced (La Parka, Pagano, Villano III Jr., Drago, Hijo del Impostor), Cobra Kid seemed like the likely loser. He’s Luis Rodriguez, 7 years a wrestler, from Torreon.

RIOT has Riotmania on 05/26 in Arena LLF

This show looks good.

Kawato’s hair is now blue-ish.

The 2017 Angelico vs Penta vs Fenix vs Emil Sitoci match from WXW is up on YouTube to watch for free for the next two days..

+LuchaTV interviews Kraneo.

Lineups

CMLL (SAT) 05/05/2018 Arena Coliseo
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Retro, Robin, Sangre Imperial vs Apocalipsis, Cholo, Metálico
3) El Audaz, Magnus, Oro Jr. vs Disturbio, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
4) Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán vs Luciferno, Máscara Año 2000, Rey Bucanero
5) Kráneo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mephisto, Último Guerrero

Very much a show. There are some pieces that don’t work together in the semimain. Disturbio in the third match means there’s a good chance the match makes the Princesa Dorada channel.

CMLL (SUN) 05/06/2018 Arena México
1) Bengala & Sangre Imperial vs Grako & Inquisidor
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Leono vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca
3) El Audaz, Guerrero Maya Jr., Star Jr. vs Nitro, Universo 2000 Jr., Virus
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja vs Cavernario, Hechicero, Máscara Año 2000
5) Carístico, Kráneo, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

Leono moving all the way up to the second match! I’m ok with CMLL not airing this one.

CMLL Domingo Familiares: 2018-04-29 

Microman Moonsaults

Recapped: 04/29/2018

Matches: 

Fantasy & Último Dragóncito beat Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
(11:04 [6:09, 2:41, 2:14], 2/3, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cancerbero, Disturbio, Raziel beat Flyer, Magnus, Star Jr. 
(13:41 [7:21, 2:46, 3:34], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit beat Dalys, La Seductora, Zeuxis
(9:14 [2:50, 6:24], 1/2 DQ, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL)

The dumb battle royal went 1:57

Microman beat ChamuelGallitoMijeÁngelZacarias el PericoÁtomoGuapito in a cibernetico match
(13:45, great, VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Atomo Devil’s Wings Angel (5:52)
  2. Gallio Russian legsweep Atomo (6:39)
  3. Microman armtrap armbar Mije (7:56)
  4. Zacarias casita Gallito (8:40)
  5. Chameul senton con giro Guapito (9:25)
  6. Chamuel middle rope pump splash Zacarias (10:40)
  7. Microman second rope moonsault Chamuel (13:45)

Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr., Titán beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(11:05 [3:06, 2:34, 5:25], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. beat Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
(9:43 [4:33, 1:27, 3:43], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Microman won the first ever Micro cibernetico.

Thoughts:

Guapito headscissors

The main event saw Mistico get a showcase match in front of a crowd who was actually happy to see him, so that’s a difference from usual. The rest was unremarkable, the same as most of the matches on this show. This one went a little shorter than usual and didn’t do anything more than you’d expect for a Tuesday main event.

Semifinal wasn’t much. Titan looked like the best of those involved, but no one seemed that involved. The ending of the match – the rudos seemingly being pinned/submitted in The Star, but then the match continuing because they didn’t submit – was more memorable than most of the match

Microman did two moonsaults and reversed a cradle into a finishing submission, what more could you want out of life. The action was good and moved well, and the crowd was completely excited for Microman winning. We haven’t gotten to see a lot of Chamuel in CMLL. He turned out to be the best base in the bunch, working well with Microman but really working well with everyone they had work with. He’s the one best at taking headscissors for sure. This is easily worth the time.

we don’t even know the mat skills Microman has

The women’s match was not particularly worthwhile. It was a standard match to follow up an apuesta match without the stuff that made the apuesta match slightly interesting. The trios partners didn’t contribute much, and the only thing I got out of this was Princesa Sugehit now gets the entrance after Marcela and is effectively the #1 tecnica.

The second match guys got to do a little more than usual: getting to dives to set up the dives costing them the match is also a bit cruel. The rudos killed my interest with a long uninteresting first fall, but the crowd seemed to get back into it a bit with the latter action.

The opener was the same level of forgettable action that the minis division has been at for a while. Pequeño Violencia was better than usual here, which just meant he was having an OK match instead of being a candidate for one of the worst in the promotion.

Microman wins cibernetico, Guadalajara hair match, Mexa Wrestling mask match?

microscissors

CMLL (SAT) 04/28/2018 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Cholo, Grako, Yago b Bengala, Retro, Sangre Imperial
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Magia Blanca, Pegasso, Príncipe Diamante b Espanto Jr., Príncipe Odín Jr., Templario
tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Chamuel, Mije, Perico Zakarías b Ángel, Gallito, Microman
Rudos took fall 1, rudos were DQed in the second fall for attacking referee Atomo, and Atomo attacked Microman in the third fall to give the rudos win.
4) Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Blue Panther Jr., Soberano Jr., The Panther
rudos took 1/3.
5) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
tecnicos took 1/3.

Promos from the show: Microman & Gallito, Espanto Jr.Soberano Jr.,

I wonder if a referee attack in a micros match is the end of micros as referees. They had a normal referee for Sunday’s show.

Mexa Wrestling (SAT) 04/28/2018 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)Estrellas del RingThe Gladiatores]
1) Danger & Sádico b Luz Clarita & Torito Negro and Leo & Rafy and Monaguillo & Rey Lobo Jr. Danger K y Sádico vs Rafy y Leo vs Rey Lobo Jr y Monaguillo vs Luz Clarita y Torito Negro. (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
2) Keyra b Star Fire Keira vs Star Fire en mano a mano en Mexa Westling en la Arena San Juan (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
mask/mask challenges followed
3) Astrolux © b Aramis [The Crash JUNIOR] Aramis vs Astrolux | Mexa Wrestling | 29-04-18 (posted by TVLuchaMundial) Astrolux (c)  vs Aramis (r) por el Campeonato Peso Crucero Jr The Crash. (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
first defense. Torito Negro came out to ask for a title shot after the match.
4) Trauma II b Centurion Trauma II vs Centurion | Mexa Wrestling | 29-04-18 (posted by TVLuchaMundial) Trauma II vs Centvrion mano a mano en la Arena San Juan Pantitlán con Mexa Westling (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
All mat based match. Money thrown in.
5) Corsario Negro & Drako b Golden Boy & Símbolo (Nuevo Leon) Drako y Corsario Negro Jr vs el Símbolo y Golden Boy en Mexa Westling (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
6) Metaleón b ArezThe TigerEl BandidoÚltimo Ninja Metaleón vs Ultimo Ninja vs The Tiger vs Arez vs Bandido en Mexa Westling (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
Ultimo Ninja was added to the match and Fly Warrior was the special referee.
7) Toxin b Fly Star [super libre] Toxin Boy vs Fly Star   ¡¡¡ HIGHLIGHTS EN WESTLING MEXA !!! (posted by Estrellas del Ring) Toxin Boy vs Fly Star en mano a mano en la Arena San Juan Pantitlán con Mexa Westling (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
As Charro was remembered before the match. Post match promos set up a mask match for 09/16.

At least someone around here is making their big match of the year clear already. Main events sounds like it had a lot of moves and violence. Attendance is said to be slightly getting better.

CMLL (SUN) 04/29/2018 Arena México [CMLL, thecubsfan]
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito b Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia LUCHA LIBRE DOMINGO DE ARENA MEXICO FESTEJO DE DIA DEL NIÑO 29 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
11:04. Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Cancerbero, Disturbio, Raziel b Flyer, Magnus, Star Jr. LUCHA LIBRE DOMINGO DE ARENA MEXICO FESTEJO DE DIA DEL NIÑO 29 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:41. Rudos took 1/3.
3) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit b Dalys, La Seductora, Zeuxis LUCHA LIBRE DOMINGO DE ARENA MEXICO FESTEJO DE DIA DEL NIÑO 29 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
9:14. Straight falls, the last by DQ when Seductora accidentally hit the feree.
4) Ángel, Chamuel, Gallito, Mije b Átomo, Guapito, Microman, Zacarias el Perico [seeding batle royal] LUCHA LIBRE DOMINGO DE ARENA MEXICO FESTEJO DE DIA DEL NIÑO 29 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
1:57. Eliminations were on going to the floor, regardless of going over any rope.
5) Microman b ChamuelGallitoMijeÁngelZacarias el PericoÁtomoGuapito [ciberneticoLUCHA LIBRE DOMINGO DE ARENA MEXICO FESTEJO DE DIA DEL NIÑO 29 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:45. Eliminatiosn went Angel (Atomo), Atomo (Gallito), Mije (Microman), Gallito (Zacarias), Guapito (Zacarias), Guaptio (Chamuel), Zacarias (Chamuel), Chamuel (Microman)
6) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto vs Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr., Titán LUCHA LIBRE DOMINGO DE ARENA MEXICO FESTEJO DE DIA DEL NIÑO 29 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
11:05. Rudos took 2/3.
7) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero LUCHA LIBRE DOMINGO DE ARENA MEXICO FESTEJO DE DIA DEL NIÑO 29 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
9:43. Tecnicos took 2/3.

This was a surprise streamed show. Only the micro match is worth watching, but it made the entire two hours worth it.

Promos from the show: Ultimo Dragoncito & Fantasy, Magnus, Star Jr. and Flyer, La Seductora, Princesa Sugehit, Microman, Niebla Roja and Mistico.

CMLL (SUN) 04/29/2018 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [+LuchaTV, CMLL]
1) Eclipse Jr. b Frenético
2) Destructor & Relámpago Azul b Avispón Negro Jr. & Johnny Dinamo
3) Guerrero Samuray Jr., Neutrón, Rielero b León Blanco, Puma Negro, Ráfaga
Rielero was hurt on a dive.
4) Carlo Roggi L MágicoMr. ApoloEl YaquiCapitán CobraDemonio RojoBlack SugarGran KenutEl AlteñoBobby Black [mask, hair, cage]
Order of escape: Black Sugar, Demonio Rojo, Yaqui, Capitan Corba, Gran Kenut, Bobby Black, Magico, Mr. Apolo, leaving Alteno to take Carlo Roggi’s hair.

Hey, it’s Guadalajara results. A long time vet getting a hair loss, that’s going around.

La Parka’s weekly column says he’ll stand up against MAD, but also very much for the idea of people who’ve left AAA coming back because they know AAA is the best wrestling company in the whole wide world.

 

LuchaWorld has an obit for As Charro.

Lucha Central has an interview Rey Mysterio gear maker Hayashi and has an obit for Gil Arellano.

Texano Jr. visited a fair he used to go back when he was a child.

Segunda Caida watches some tecnico Kraneo.

Lineups

RO (SAT) 05/05/2018 Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Atomik Star & Lunatik Fly vs Demonio Infernal & Lunatik Extreme [Relevos Increíbles]
2) Dalys vs Keyra
3) Tiburón vs TigerWarrior Jr.
4) Alas de Acero & Aramis vs Black Warrior & Virus
5) Negro Casas vs Ricky Marvin

the Ricky Marvin redemption tour coninues with a match against an old friend.

Lucha Memes (SUN) 05/13/2018 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Avisman vs Eragón
2) Arez & Low Rider vs Fresero Jr. & Mr. Iguana
3) Ángel o Demonio & Ovett vs Alas de Acero & Iron Kid
4) Keyra vs Romano García
5) Aramis vs Último Gladiador
6) Aeroboy & Demasiado vs Corsario Negro & Drako
7) Virus vs Súper Crazy

Full card for the next Memes show in a couple weeks. Virus/Crazy should get some attention. Keyra has another male opponent and Mr. Iguana makes a return.

Seductora shaved, Kraneo triumphant at Arena Mexico Anniversary show

so close

CMLL (FRI) 04/27/2018 Arena México [Estrellas del RingLucha CentralluchabogMarcaOvaciones]
62nd Arena Mexico Anniversary
1) Drone, El Audaz, Tritón b Okumura, Tiger, Virus LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 27 DE ABRIL  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
12:31. Drone replaced Titan (moved up) on Monday. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 27 DE ABRIL  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:58. Titan replaced Dragon Lee (injury) on Monday. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Princesa Sugehit b La Seductora [hairCMLL: Princesa Sugehit vs La Seductora (Arena México 27/04/18) (posted by Estrellas del Ring) LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 27 DE ABRIL  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
17:53. Sugehit took 1/3. Seductora lost her hair for the first time.
4) Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible b Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 27 DE ABRIL  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
14:33. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Kráneo b Rush CMLL: Rush vs Craneo (Arena México 27/04/18) (posted by Estrellas del Ring) LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 27 DE ABRIL  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
9:07. Straight falls. Rush was DQed in the first fall for ripping off Kraneo’s mask. Kraneo fouled and splashed Rush for the second fall win.
6) Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 27 DE ABRIL  DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
7:27. Tecnicos took 2/3.

Show was alright. There was no must see match on the show on quality alone, but Sugehit/Seductora and Rush/Kraneo both had enough to satisfy people interested in those matches. It was really more the other matches which were slight disappointments. Crowd seemed good but we never got much of a look at the upper deck; they kept the lights low all night.

The stream went out before the main event and never came back on. CMLL & Marca didn’t acknowledge it happening. it was on Youtube either.

CMLL promos: Soberano, NGD, Princesa Sugehit, La Seductora, and Kraneo.

As Charro passed away earlier today. As Charro was a lucha libre star of the 70s and 80s. Another wrestler had been using the character more recently. Lucha Central has five things you should know about As Charro.

Jim Vasallone has a video interview with Konnan, where he says he’s back in AAA “booker/writer”. His explanation is the AAA family want to focus on going international, he talked about ideas, and they thought he was the best part for it.

AAA has a video up promoting Sammy Guevera and Darby Allin as coming in soon. No date is given. I wonder if Allin is the mystery man in the Verano de Escandalo match, or debuting on some other show.

Ticket prices for the Monterrey ColiseoMania show run from 113MXN ($6) for the 3rd deck up 2034 MXP ($109) for the Oro ringside section. They’re not selling the outfield seats. I’m guessing that’s the most expensive ticket in Monterrey history yet, but we don’t know what the prices are for Verano de Escandalo ticket prices are yet (and the Dodgers/Padres series looks a lot more expensive.) The ringside tickets are just a bit cheaper than last year’s CMLL Anniversary show and much cheaper than Wagner/Psycho.

Xavi, the son on Javier Llanes and grandson on Enrique Llanes, debuted on a show in Mexico City on Friday.

The Box Y Lucha commission of Nogales passed away.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 05/04/2018 Arena México
1) Fantasy, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
2) Lady Maravilla, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Blue Panther, Kráneo, Valiente vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
4) Rush vs Último Guerrero [lightning]
5) Atlantis & Magia Blanca vs Flyer & Volador Jr. and Eléctrico & Mistico and Ángel de Oro & Robin and Hijo del Signo & Terrible and Mephisto & Yago and Ephesto & Maquiavelo and Hechicero & Espanto Jr. [Gran Alternativa, battle royal]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, 8f]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, 8f]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, 8f]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, 8f]
10) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
11) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, quarterfinal]
12) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [Gran Alternativa, semifinal]

We already knew the Block A teams. We still don’t know the Block B ones! It used to be repeat winners of young tournaments were unheard of, but CMLL did it with Soberano & Sanson last year and could move Magia Blanca & Atlantis again. I would like to see the big Yago run but I don’t think it’s likely. Maybe Flyer & Volador, maybe Electrico & Mistico.

Will Rush finally get a singles win? He’s facing Ultimo Guerrero so probably no.

IAW (SAT) 05/12/2018 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Destructor De Galaxias vs Caballero de PlataCorakEnergiaDinamic Fly Jr.PsiqueDemusImperial Jr.Id DragónPríncipe Aéreo
2) Danger vs Nuevo ÁngelLady CatDemasiadoMini Black Cat
3) Tromba vs Torito Negro Jr. [falls count anywhere]
4) Alimaña, Ciclón Black, Fly Metalik, La Fuerza vs Iron Kid, Rencor Negro Jr., Resplandor Jr., Sangre Felina
5) Metálica vs Lilith DarkStar Fire
6) Epydemius vs Aerodinamic
7) Lokillo, Sádico, Yoruba vs Centvrión, Fly Warrior, Látigo

Upcoming indie show. Main event should be fun.

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-04-27

ups and downs

Recapped: 04/27/2018

Matches:

Drone, El Audaz, Tritón beat Okumura, Tiger, Virus
(12:31 [4:45, 3:47, 3:59], 1/3, good)

Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(13:58 [6:10, 4:08, 3:40], 2/3, good)

Princesa Sugehit beat La Seductora, hair vs hair
(17:53, 1/3, ok)

  1. Princesaa Sugehit La Regia (3:52)
  2. Seductora seated armbar (2:07)
  3. Princesa Sugehit Michinoku Driver (11:54)

Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible beat Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja
(14:33 [6:21, 2:33, 5:39], 1/3, ok)

Kráneo beat Rush
(9:07 [2:49, 6:18], 1 DQ/2, good)

Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
(7:27 [2:16, 1:41, 3:30], 2/3, ok, via)

What happened: 

this was smart

La Seductora lost her hair for the first time in her career, to Princesa Sugehit.

Kraneo beat Rush in straight falls. Rush got himself disqualified in the first fall for an intentional mask pull. After the referee was taken out in the second fall, Kraneo fouled Rush and splashed him for the win.

Thoughts:

The main event was sped thru, really short for even a b-level main event. I’d assume their time go cut when the hair post match took so much time. They were good enough in the time they had that it could’ve developed into something memorable, but instead we got about 15 seconds of Último Guerrero and Volador and quick finishes. The surest sign this was a big show was the crowd booing Mistico every time he did something.

Terrible gets caught

Kraneo almost dying on an ill-advised tope was not a great moment, but Rush made the most of it by selling that Kraneo’s weight landed on his ankle. The entire match was that way – not filled with errors, but making the most of what they had to work with. Rush is a great bully and jerk, more thrilled to rip off Kraneo’s mask in the first fall than to win the fall. Kraneo looked competitive against rush before getting the win, and they did enough that they could come back for a rematch.

The fourth match suffered from following the hair match; it would’ve taken an exceptionally good match to follow that one. This was instead an ordinary match with a few cool spots. They did enough to eventually get the crowd back into it in the third fall – they responded best to Angel de Oro – but felt like they just kept on going a little past their peak.

 

The big apuesta match was probably the best match of La Seductora’s career. She made a good effort, and they tried to shape the match in a way that could work for her. They just didn’t go far enough with it. The brawling they did early got the crowd into it, similar to the Zeuxis/Sugehit match. They even did the drink spots, at random time, just to see if they could get the same reaction. The fans were less interested when they did wrestling spots, because they weren’t nearly as good as that previous match or the matches on this show. They did care enough about the outcome to react to the near falls, but the pace of the match slowed down greatly in the third fall the longer it went. They would’ve been better off just sticking with the brawling, even if that meant they went a lot shorter. I think people who were into this feud or are fans of Princesa Sugehit would be satisfied with the mach but I wasn’t that interested in it.

The two teams in the segunda meshed well, only lacking a little more time. The finish the did was inventive if also disappointing because it felt like the match could’ve gone three or four minutes. The rudos got a nice win out of it, and the técnicos looked smooth up that point. One day, some one in CMLL will come up with a way to set up the dive off the stage in a way where it’s not totally obvious that a dive off the stage is coming.

Frequently, CMLL midcarders shuffled to the opener end up working hard than usual on these big shows. That didn’t seem to be the case here. The opener was fine but not the all out match it could’ve been. Triton looked good on his técnico run, but Audaz and Tiger didn’t work as well together. The match picked up nicely in the third fall, thoughi t still felt a little short of where it could be. Virus/Audaz having little time together was odd.

 

CMLL Puebla: 2018-04-16 

Zacaraias tope as a distraction ploy

Recapped: 04/23/2018

Matches: 

Astro, Asturiano, Shockercito beat Espíritu Maligno, Joker, Mercurio
(15:02 [8:11, 2:35, 4:16], 2/3, ok, via 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Kaho Kobayashi beat Dalys in a lightning match
(8:30, headscissors to inside cradle, ok, via 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Felino, Puma, Stigma, Tiger beat Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II, Pantera Blanca, Stuka Jr.  
(13:46 [3:50, 6:21, 3:35], 2/3, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón beat Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Niebla Roja
(14:34 [2:35, 2:57, 9:02], 1/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Terrible, Valiente, Volador Jr. beat Atlantis, Carístico, Negro Casas   in a relevos increíbles match
(9:21 [2:12, 2:12, 4:57], 1/3, ok, via 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened: 

a rudo combo

Volador offered Carístico a handshake post-match, and then unmasked him with the other hand just to do it.

The NGD used their belts on the técnicos, which is probably more a danger to those ancient belts than they are to the técnicos. They won cleanly this week.

This was a rare CMLL streaming show without Julio Cesar Rivera. I didn’t catch an explanation of where CMLL’s lead announcers was. Miguel Linares and his son handled the announcing instead.

Thoughts: 

The main event allowed Volador to play rudo, but it seems like we get to see that a lot, and Mistico is better as a partner for that than Valiente. It ended up just feeling like them fooling around. The finish felt disjoined, maybe the camera angle hid whatever counter Terrible was suppose have done.

The semimain was the B-match version of an NGD match, only they ended ran past the usual finish mark and gave about three more minutes of action. This was not close to the best match they can have and it was still decently watchable. Angel de Oro’s usual match is fresher unmasked, though I wonder how much longer it’ll stay that way. Dragon Lee was not wearing tape it this match, though he was slightly limping if you were obsessively looking for it.

NGD press

The appearance of an actual 4v4 CMLL match just produced the same trios match, only longer and not interesting. The Panteras had no personality and Blanca wasn’t especially good. There are worse luchadors but I didn’t get much out of seeing them for 20 minutes. I hope they were able to use this to get a crowd in Texas at least. Big mystery is how Arena Puebla hero Stigma ended up on the rudo side. Did they decide him being on the winning side was more important?

I didn’t like Kobayashi/Dalys and I can’t pinpoint why. I know I was in the minority, the crowd seemed pretty thrilled for Kobayashi to pull the upset win. I guess it was because it was match heavy on strikes, and Dalys’ never seems like she hits hard. There wasn’t many moves, though Kobayashi’s cradle at the end was well done.

The opener was closer to good than usual. Mercurio is a really good base when he tries but, even in this one, he made sure to let you know he was still fooling around. Astro & Joker tried to do some stuff to mixed results, and the técnico locals have a really fun comeback. I’d be fine with this level match every week, but it still seems a little short.

a good Dalys moment

CMLL blah Arena Mexico Anniversary show tonight

Tonight’s CMLL’s celebration of Arena Mexico’s 62th Anniversary. The match with the most stakes is Princesa Sugehit versus La Seductora, with both women’s hair on the line. Here is a list of every La Seductora singles match in CMLL to this point:

2012-06-25 (Puebla): Marcela defeats La Seductora to keep the CMLL’s Women Championship
2015-04-11 (Coliseo): La Vaquerita defeats La Seductora
2015-06-27 (Coliseo): Princesa Sugehit defeats La Seductora

That’s the list. La Seductora been in CMLL since 2006 and has never won a singles match. She may not have even had had a televised singles match; if that Puebla match aired on TVC Depotes, it’s not on YouTube. La Seductora is also not a tag or trios expert who’s getting a singles break; her only high profile team match was losing her mask to Princesa Sugehit & Marcela while teaming with Princesa Blanca. La Seductora is not experiencing some new wave of popularity, or a sudden uptick in interest for outside the ring reasons. It’s not impossible that this is her last big match, or last match at all, but that’s not been brought up the feud. The feud has simply been an anonymous ruda occasionally cheating to defeat someone one of the top tecnicas.

Today’s Arena Mexico 62nd Anniversary show is referendum on how much CMLL simply announcing something as “the 62nd Arena Mexico Anniversary show” actually means. The idea of a hair match will means something, Kraneo/Rush means something, CMLL not raising prices all that much definitely means something. The real draw is CMLL stating this is a bigger than usual show, even though the matches don’t really reflect it. It’s about CMLL’s ability to do the minimal amount to make people care about feud and convince people it’s important because it’s a birthday celebration. This show is happening the way it is because CMLL believes this strategy has worked and will continue work. As a fan, I’m stuck hoping they fail tonight, just to stop the “big” shows from getting even more minor. But even one show may not stop the trend.

It’s not a terrible card. It actually has some good matches, or matches CMLL believes are good matches. The main event has Atlantis, Mistico and Volador versus Cavernario, Negro Casas and Ultimo Guerrero, with lots of traditional rivalries. The fourth match of Angel de Oro, DIamante Azul and Niebla Roja versus Hechicero, Rey Bucanero and Terrible isn’t as promising, but both opening trios should be worth watching. Soberano, Stuka and Titan take on NGD, and Drone, Audaz & Triton meet Okumura, Tiger and Virus in the opener.

You know who else could use a singles win? Rush could use a singles win. He’s Rush, so winning and losing isn’t exactly the most important thing to him, but he hasn’t won a singles match in Arena Mexico in a while. He’s not got a singles win since October 2016 over Diamante Azul. He’s since lost to Ultimo Guerrero, Matt Taven, Diamante Azul, Diamante Azul again, Ultimo Guerrero again, and Volador by DQ just about a month ago. Rush still gets among the biggest reactions of the any one the show, but they could be doing a lot more for him. Maybe this match is it. Kraneo’s the one actually coming off a win – his win over Hechicero might not be seen as an actual long term plan – and really doesn’t need to beat Rush to get over in his new role. Rush holds a 1-0 edge over Kraneo all time.

I presume La Seductora is losing to Princesa Sugehit tonight for the obvious reasons. It probably wouldn’t matter all that much the other way. Both women will likely remain in the same roles going forward. CMLL undercard apuesta outcomes often seems more about who CMLL wants to reward with a bigger than usual payoff than who needs a win (see Cholo/Canelo Casas), which is a reason why it’s hard to get people to care about the undercard. This seems like Seductora is getting a bonus for being an employee so long, but it’s not impossible it’ll go the other way. I’m sure the effort will be there, and it’ll be a better match than normal. The problem is most everyone else’s better than usual match will still be a lot better than this.

CMLL’s show airs at 8:30 on Marca’s website and Facebook for free. I couldn’t imagine recommending watching this if it was a paid show. It’ll go up on YouTube later tonight.

CultIcon has a preview of the show.

Zorro says his new KAOZ Lucha Libre group will have a press conference on May 4th. Zorro started talking about this promotion in early April, which makes me wonder if that’s when he found out about the Konnan/MAD situation around then, that he wasn’t going to be part of it (either his decision or theirs) and decided it was time to strike out on his own. Zorro headlines the MDA show with Mesias & LA Park, and they haven’t talked much about MAD leading into it.

LA Park was on Monterrey TV to hype his appearance on that MDA show this weekend. On the show, he told a story of being paid 400 pesos per match and asking Antonio Pena for a raise. Pena said ok, but only after the matches he’s already been booked for. Park’s first match under the “new” deal was in a pizzeria in Tijuana, and he was told to ask the owner for his raise after the match. He did, and he was given his raise – two pizzas and two cokes. Park says this inspired him to go to WCW. Also, LA Park chopped the host.

Espartaco talks about his career, including being trios champions with Nitro & Loco Max for years and beating Ultimo Guerrero for the CMLL world title. I believe those were actually local titles.

Simbolo Azteca talks about winning the Hidalgo Welterweight Championship.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 05/01/2018 Arena México
1) Bengala & Leono vs Grako & Príncipe Odín Jr.
2) Angelito, Shockercito, Stukita vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000
3) Blue Panther Jr., Drone, The Panther vs Puma, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
4) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Okumura, Pólvora
5) Soberano Jr. © vs Magia Blanca [MEX WELTER]
3rd defense
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Terrible being out of the trio and Shocker being MIA again has caused Bucanero to be teaming with Ultimo Guerrero more often lately.

Soberano is actually the veteran leading rookie Magia Blanca thru a match. We’re getting old quicker and quicker. This could be a pretty big week for Soberano. This BOSJ field should be announced by Friday morning, and Soberano’s the most likely CMLL person to join CMLL in the tournament.

great match roundup, week of 2018-04-07

still weird

this week’s shows

Maybe I’m counting this as the WrestleMania week and I could skip?

Lot of good stuff, nothing that stood out. Maybe Casas/Soberano as the best match?

Recommended Matches

rating matches TV Show taped
good Carístico vs Mistico LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ABRIL DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-09 2018-04-09
good Dragón Lee vs Mephisto LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
good Esfinge, Titán, Tritón vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Kawato San, Okumura LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 13 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-04-13 2018-04-13
good Negro Casas vs Soberano Jr. in a lightning match LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 13 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-04-13 2018-04-13
good Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mephisto, Último Guerrero LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 13 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-04-13 2018-04-13

Other matches watched

ok Fugaz, Principe Daniel, Reyko vs El Malayo, Grako, Templario LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ABRIL DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-09 2018-04-09
ok Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Niebla Roja vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ABRIL DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-09 2018-04-09
ok La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible vs El Malayo, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ABRIL DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-09 2018-04-09
ok Magnus & Robin vs Akuma & Metálico LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Eléctrico, Fuego, Pegasso vs Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Nitro Disturbio Cmll, Nitro e H. Del Signo vs Fuego Pegasso y Eléctrico. ,2a y 3a caídas (posted by Princesa Dorada) Disturbio Cmll, Nitro e H. Del Signo vs Fuego, Pegasso y Eléctrico. 1a caída (posted by Princesa Dorada) Disturbio Cmll, Nitro e H. Del signo vs Fuego, Pegasso y Eléctrico. 2a caída (posted by Princesa Dorada) LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Principe Daniel & Príncipe Odín Jr. vs El CoyoteFugazPríncipe DiamanteMaquiaveloReykoMagia Blanca[Torneo Nuevos Valores] and in a battle royal matchLUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Magia Blanca vs Reyko [Torneo Nuevos Valores] and [8f] LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Fugaz vs El Coyote [Torneo Nuevos Valores] and [8f] LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Príncipe Diamante vs Maquiavelo [Torneo Nuevos Valores] and [8f] LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Principe Daniel vs Príncipe Odín Jr. [Torneo Nuevos Valores] and [8f] LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Magia Blanca vs El Coyote [Torneo Nuevos Valores] and in a tournament quarterfinal match LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Príncipe Diamante vs Principe Daniel [Torneo Nuevos Valores] and in a tournament quarterfinal match LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Magia Blanca vs Príncipe Diamante [Torneo Nuevos Valores] and in a tournament semifinal match LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Diamante Azul, Mistico, Niebla Roja vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES DE ARENA MEXICO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-10 2018-04-10
ok Flyer & Oro Jr. vs Espanto Jr. & Templario LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 13 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-04-13 2018-04-13
ok Lady Maravilla, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 13 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-04-13 2018-04-13
ok Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Kráneo vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible in a relevos increíbles match LUCHA LIBRE VIERNES ESPECTACULAR DE ARENA MEXICO 13 DE ABRIL DE 2018 FUNCION COMPLETA (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2018-04-13 2018-04-13
below average Kaho Kobayashi & Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys & Zeuxis LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ABRIL DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-09 2018-04-09
not rated Arkalis, Millenium, Rey Samuray vs El Perverso, Fuerza Chicana, Rey Apocalipsis LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 9 DE ABRIL DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2018-04-09 2018-04-09

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 26, 2018

full size

Don’t forget: Tuesday’s CMLL show will start at 5pm CT (2.5 hours early!) for Labor Day. It’ll get done before it usually starts

The only micro match to air this week will be the Puebla match, unless CMLL gets into a surprise mood and airs the Sunday show.

I have Caristico/Dragon Lee as airing on Azteca this week. I think that would be a bad idea. Still seems likely.

CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2018-04-10 

Magia Blanca tornillo

Recapped: 04/22/2018

Matches: 

Magnus & Robin beat Akuma & Metálico
(9:45 [3:55, 2:38, 3:12], 2/3, ok, via 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Eléctrico, Fuego, Pegasso beat Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Nitro
(14:19 [3:19, 3:49, 7:11], 2/3, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

the dumb battle royal went 4:36

Magia Blanca beat Reyko in a torneo Nuevos Valores eighthfinal
(3:47, top rope michinoku driver, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

El Coyote beat Fugaz in a torneo Nuevos Valores eighthfinal (3:43, cristo, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Príncipe Diamante beat Maquiavelo in a torneo Nuevos Valores eighthfinal
(4:54, cavernaria, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Principe Daniel beat Príncipe Odín Jr. in a torneo Nuevos Valores eighthfinal
(6:23, crucifix cradle, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Magia Blanca beat El Coyote in a torneo Nuevos Valores eighthfinal
(4:02, super michinoku driver, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Príncipe Diamante beat Principe Daniel in a torneo Nuevos Valores quarterfinal
(3:17, fisherman’s suplex, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Magia Blanca beat Príncipe Diamante in a torneo Nuevos Valores semifinal
(5:22, super Michinoku Driver, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Diamante Azul, Mistico, Niebla Roja beat Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
(10:57 [2:35, 2:12, 6:10], 2/3, n/r, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dragón Lee vs Mephisto
(17:03, 2/3, good, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Mephisto Devil’s Wings (3:12)
  2. Dragon Lee standing Spanish Fly (2:27)
  3. Dragon Lee casita (11:24)

What happened: 

Magia Blanca advanced to the final of the Nuevo Valores tournament.

Thoughts: 

unclear how this man ever gets hurt

Dragon Lee/Mephsito was the usual big Mephisto match, built around near finishes and long pauses. The big moves didn’t look quite as sharp as usual. Dragon Lee couldn’t do his Spanish Fly modification well with the bigger man, Mephisto’s attempt at doing Flamita’s Retardor move didn’t go great, the finish seemed messed up almost to the point that they should’ve gone for another move. (I thought that’s what happened with the double stomp, but it turned out not to be the end of the match.) This is good and got the crowd by the end, but doesn’t give you anything special from these guys. I watched this after Dragon Lee got hurt, and watched it wondering if there was an obvious sign. Outside of the tape wrap on his right knee, there’s no sign of what’s coming.

Nuevo Valores thoughts

  • Reyko seemed just OK. The Spanish Fly spot looked nice, and needed because he didn’t stand out in other ways.
  • Fugaz looked fast and flew a long way on his tope. Coyote messed up one of his early spots, which didn’t derail the match but must be disappointing when you’re only getting a few moments to make an impression. He still won over the crowd and everything he did looked sharp.
  • This is the best Maquiavelo has looked in his few CMLL appearances so far. He had more offense than before – this might be the only time we get to see him do dives on a stream any time soon – and he showed more of a rudo edge.
  • I’m sure last minute deciding to take Templario & Audaz out of this led to some scrambling for a replacement. I’m also sure there are dozens of luchadors training inside CMLL who would been thrilled to have a 3 minute match as a pay off for years of training. Many of them would’ve done just as well as Principe Odin, who looked slow and awkward at times. His opening round match was more a showcase for Daniel, instead of the usual loser getting in all his spots.
  • Coyote wants to do a lot, and he’s just not as smooth enough to pull it off. The chained suplex in his opening match needed a couple tries, his second match dive was amazing but also out of control. He’s trying though, and should be good if he can just get regular work. He was right where he needed to be on Magia Blanca’s dive.
  • Principe Daniel showed more fire and energy in these matched than he did in Puebla. He was the better luchador in the second round match with Principe Diamante and should’ve advanced to the block final. He seems like he has decent skills and can get the crowd to care about him, but he needs a character more memorable than being the third different Principe in this tournament.
  • Principe Diamante showed the same problems here he has since debuting. He can do some stuff well but nothing especially great. He has no particular personality or character; even his Diamante name is downplayed with the white on white mask he wore for this tournament. He’s always changing his look too. Even the ramp moonsault is something we see a lot of people do. Principe Diamante just feels assembled from ideas for other luchadors but nothing that makes him unique.
  • Magia Blanca felt like the right winner in this block, though it’s weird because he looked right because he came off as more experienced than everyone else in the nuevo valores tournament. You can tell he’s an Último Guerrero trainee because he gets over his big moves by using them over and over again. He also might be a little bit better as a rudo than the tecnico role he has here. The bump he took for Diamante’s flipping DDT was nice.
Coyote

I couldn’t think of much to write about the segunda match. It was alright. Disturbio winning with a technical move seemed to amaze everyone, including Disturbio. Pegasso fits in better in these matches than Friday ones.

The opener was nothing special. Magnus & Robin got to be a team, but didn’t do any team stuff outside the stereo senton finish. It was mostly their standard match with a less time, and with Metálico doing less comedy than usual. Crowd really didn’t care about it.

Disurbio wins via cradle