CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2018-03-27

this is much more impressive than the stage dives

Recapped: 03/28/2017


Apocalipsis & Inquisidor beat Bengala & Retro  
(11:48 [5:18, 2:36, 3:54], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia bea Acero, Aéreo, Fantasy  
(15:40 [7:27, 3:22, 4:51], 1/3, n/r, via  VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cancerbero, Espanto Jr., Raziel beat Astral, Eléctrico, Pegasso 
(13:27 [5:51, 3:39, 3:57], 1/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. beat Disturbio, Misterioso Jr., Universo 2000 Jr.
(10:22 [3:04, 3:32, 3:46], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Soberano Jr. beat Cavernario
(16:11, 2 DQ/3, excellent, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Diamante Azul, Dragón Lee, Matt Taven beat Ephesto, Mephisto, Terrible
(16:40 [5:50, 2:41, 8:09], 2/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Maya drives Misterioso into the barricade

The opener was joined in progress, the stream started late. Opening mat work was still going on, so probably a minute or so was missed.


The Tuesday main event was much more than usually happens in that spot, with a lot more time put in. It wasn’t a deeper match than they usually go but it did have more moments where it felt like they cared. Terrible doing the stare down with everyone is fun, and he worked well with Dragon Lee. Matt Taven threw everything into his last tope. Diamante Azul threw Ephesto far on his monkey flip.

gotta keeping GIFing this

The singles match was a treat. Cavernario aggressiveness early caused the match to play a lot different than usual. It never felt like an exhibition, but a war Soberano had to overcome a big early blow, more apuesta grudge than title match. The Mephisto/Soberano match showed off all Soberano could do, this match made you care more about him actually being able to do it. Soberano still got in some of his fancier spots for the sake of doing them, they just made stuff like the stage dive feel more a part of the match than usual. Cavernario’s one of the best at selling or doing anything and not just standing blankly waiting to be hit, which helps a bunch. Neither guy really had to kill themselves for a strong reaction, which was a nice change of pace. I liked this more than Angel de Oro/Cuatrero early. It’s a borderline match for me, and I ended up putting in excellent because it felt like something that didn’t deserve to be lumped in with all the Great matches.

We’ve progressed to the point where Misterioso is getting pins when other people are being dumb. It’s contagious, and the rudos caught it in the second fall of the fourth match. Universo 2000 didn’t feel out of place in the match, though it was heavier on comedy than usual for this crew. I didn’t like it quite as much as the others.

The tercera was the best of this psuedo-series between the Cancerberos & the ex-Minis. Outside of one slip, the rudos held better during this match. The técnicos have tried for more in other matches, but what they did her worked and peaked well for the finish. This match, like all the others on this show, was helped by having a crowd that was far more into this action than usual for a Tuesday.


Ephesto in flight