Black Tiger, Centella Roja, Meyer beat Espíritu Maligno, Fuerza Chicana, Sombra Diabólika
(16:02 [7:05, 3:41, 5:16], 2/3, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL )
Hijo del Signo, Metálico, Policeman beat Eléctrico, Millenium, Rey Samuray
(16:59 [9:44, 4:09, 3:06], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)
Ángel de Oro, Esfinge, Stigma beat Máscara Año 2000, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr.
(17:36 [8:05, 3:48, 5:43], 2/3 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL )
Dragón Lee, Matt Taven, Niebla Roja beat Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
(15:51 [7:06, 2:28, 6:17], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Carístico, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero beat Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. in a relevos increíbles match
(10:47, 1/2, good, via VideosOficialesCMLLs)
The main event set up a trios title match for next week
Mascara 2000 fouled Angel de Oro after the two had feuded all match.
The main event is the Sky Team again playing against type, because the crowd will not cheer for Mistico in most circumstances and absolutely will not cheer for him in a match also including Caristico. Sometimes, it seems like CMLL just expects to wake up one day and that situation to have ‘fixed’ itself. Ultimo Guerrero and Mistico’s opening exchange is definitely worked like they expect a sympathetic reaction for Mistico is trapped in tough holds, and that never comes. Everyone adjusts, as they’ve done many times already, and it becomes a fun match that’s sidetracked a few times because of Mistico (storyline pouting.) There’s enough here to make next week’s title match appetizing, though the appeal here is the flipped sides from normal.
The semimain had a strong first fall and then slowed way down with these rudos in charge. That’s not new for these rudos. It did turn much more entertaining in the third fall with everyone going for random epic battles. Dragon Lee usually looks great himself. He also made Terrible and Shocker look impressive for knocking him silly. Not sure why Rey Bucanero is pinning Matt Taven before Matt Taven challenges for a title but CMLL doesn’t have to make sense.
If you ever wanted to see Angel de Oro and Mascara 2000 feud for a match, CMLL had you covered tonight. Mascara usually doesn’t hang around this far down the midcard, so this match was unique if not very useful. Finish seemed they’re continuing this issue, which is so strange. Universo 2000 Jr. seems to be gaining confidence, and probably will end up being a positive before long.
When Rey Samuray didn’t try the Brillo 450 to end the second fall, I was sure that meant the técnicos were winning the match and he was doing it to end it. Nah. Eléctrico took a dropkick to the backside, Samuray took a Canadian Destroyer and Metálico sort of backdrops Millenium. Electrico’s laying on the apron roll into a headscissors was a better as an idea than it came across, Metálico had to do 90% of the work and isn’t good enough to hide that he was mostly carrying him. Hijo del Signo looked the best of the rudos once the bell ring, which is saying something.
The opener had moments where it appeared it could become interesting, but quickly corrected course and was it’s usual forgettable match. Black Tiger sure stands blankly and calls spots obviously for a maestro. Some went wrong with him in the third fall, which required them to stall out the match until he was ready. Meyer was the best guy in the match.