Flyer & Oro Jr. beat Espanto Jr. & Templario
(10:02 [3:37, 2:14, 4:11], 2/3, ok)
Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora beat Lady Maravilla, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit
(12:35 [4:26, 3:15, 4:54], 1/3, ok)
Esfinge, Titán, Tritón beat Dragón Rojo Jr., Kawato San, Okumura
(15:13 [5:04, 3:42, 6:27], 2/3, good)
Negro Casas went to a time limit draw Soberano Jr. in a lightning match
Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. beat Euforia, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
(11:02 [4:41, 1:53, 4:28], 1/3, good)
Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Kráneo beat La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible in a relevos increíbles match
(11:15 [5:14, 6:01], 1/2, ok)
Sugehit thought she had submitted Seductora, let go, and got taken down and pinned when Seductora had both feet on the middle rope. The two agreed to a hair/hair match.
Rush can be lazy, and Rush can also spend a main event selling big for new técnico Kraneo. Kraneo was going to be the star of the match because the booking was all about him, but Rush took him seriously and made the goofy dancing come off as a threat to one of the top guys in the promotion. The match itself didn’t amount to much, and I’m not sure this is the greatest first feud for the new Los Ingobernables, but the Kraneo/Rush stuff was a lot of fun.
The semimain was an easy match, they really didn’t do anything they normally don’t, but what they did worked well and the crowd was into it the whole way. The ordinary for these guys is pretty spectacular. Euforia and Volador were matched up thru the match and fantastic together. Euforia was too big to be a welterweight championship contender, but he’s perfect as a Volador in these trios matches to do everything Volador wants to do without a problem.
The lightning match lived up to expectations, maybe exceeded them a bit. I was surprised to see Soberano pull of the Fosbery flop dive in this one, and he didn’t seem to be holding back that much of his flying. (The moment where he briefly teased the Fire Driver scared me, because Casas migth be crazy eough to take it.) Casas forced Soberano to actually lock up and do more mat wrestling and Soberano did fine. The escape from the certain doom of the scorpion into a tapatia was smoothly done. Just like the time limit draw with Angel de Oro Jr., Soberano didn’t seem to understand the time was running out on his match and lacked the urgency you need in that moment, but this was otherwise pretty good.
The tercera was a tremendous success. The técnicos looked like a great team, spectacular and well organized. Triton was trying all of his hardest spots and pulling them off perfectly (while also pulling up his pants a million times.) Titan did some different stuff with him and made it work. Esfinge survived not being caught at all on a dive to have his usual match, with some team spots with Triton. This was the best Dragon Rojo’s looked in his most recent return, not as much with impressive offense as some really good timing and reaction moments. Kawato’s trying to do more than he did at first, with some not great results at times. This trios match was much better than matches which opened the show, closer to being great than to where they were at.
The Seductora/Sugehit feud is the Zeuxis/Sugehit match from Pura Raza, just even more focused on throwing drinks at each other and nothing else. Sugehit has to work slower for Seductora to keep up, Seductora isn’t especially great at brawling. The things in their favor are the fans genuinely like Sugehit and will easily get behind her comebacks. Amapola & Marcela was fine. Maravilla’s big técnico run ending with a hair pull because she and Dalys couldn’t get it right was disappointing. Not as disappointing as CMLL doing this feud when they have hundreds of better options.
CMLL actually remembered to put over the guy who’s in a big match later that week, a nice surprise of competency. This match too had competency and some bigger than usual moves to end, but it was clunky at times. The técnicos lacked some urgency in their movements. This felt more like the fifth run thru of the day rather a battle. There are worse openers.