CMLL on 2018-05-25 


Recapped: 05/25/2018


Cancerbero & Raziel beat Oro Jr. & Robin
(13:17 [6:03, 3:32, 3:42], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Kawato San, Puma, Tiger beat Drone, El Audaz, Fuego 
(14:09 [3:52, 2:41, 7:36], 2/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Rey Cometa went to a time limit draw against Guerrero Maya Jr. in a lightning match
(10:00, time limit draw, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL )

Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas beat Niebla Roja, Titán, Valiente
(12:53 [5:05, 1:54, 5:54], 1/3, good, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, El Hijo De La Park, Soberano Jr. beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(17:54 [6:30, 4:19, 7:05], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Flyer, LA Park, Volador Jr. beat La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible
(25:55 [4:03, 6:59, 14:53], 1 COR/3, excellent, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

poor suitcase

Los Ingobernables came thru the crowd to attack La Familia Real. Rush & LA Park slightly went into the crowd. A wheeled suitcase sitting by the TV production area was used first by Rush, then utterly destroyed by LA Park. The Ibarra family won the first fall by a very quick countout. Terrible & Bestia beat Volador & Flyer in the second. A very long third fall came close to being stopped by Edgar multiple times. He was eventually taken out by a misaimed Rush middle rope senton. Rush fouled Park, but there was no ref to cover. Volador, who’d dived out of the ring moments early, ran back in from the back with a chair. He smacked Rush in the head with it, then in the side, then covered him for three. Both Rush & LA Park seemed interested in talking on the microphone post match, but the mics were kept from them.

Angel de Oro challenged Cuatrero to a title match next week.

Neither person was close to winning when the time limit draw happened. Guerrero Maya only realized time was just about up when he was standing on the apron to climb to the top rope for a move that wouldn’t work in time.



LA Park & Rush was the same intense and mad fight of their previous encounters, an excellent match in a manner completely different from last week’s main event. It was so completely different that Flyer, Volador and the others didn’t really fit, and occasionally came off the guys just sort of in the way of the big stars. Rush & LA Park were so great that it didn’t matter, and it probably gave them some needed breaks. LA Park was on from the moment he came out the door. He had so many giant moments in this match, but even the smaller stuff like getting increasingly frustrated by the referee not letting him in the ring to get showed so much emotion. Park’s charisma can’t be duplicated but maybe people could still borrow his full trick. Rush fighs up to his competition, taking big bumps all over the place for LA Park and being energized by the moment. The finish and the nonsense worked perfectly for this occasion, and the crowd who turned up for this match got everything they wanted from it and more.

The semifinal underwhelmed a little bit while still being watchable. NGD were good if not doing as much team stuff as in other matches. Hijo de LA Park looked nervous and off in the early portion of his third falls showcase, and better off as it came to close. He needed a bit more to get over in his debut, but Soberano was going to be a bigger show and Angel de Oro had a match to set up. The crowd seemed to be over the flippy técnicos after the last match and weren’t really into it.

Maya to row 2

The fourth match was an average match and many nights lifted to something more because the crowd was so into Peste Negra. Mr. Niebla had a really good night, and the crowd was absurdly pro-Negro Casas. Titan looked the smoothest of the técnicos, but it wasn’t about them. This was the match that works really good for the live crowd and probably doesn’t hold up as a rewatch.

Time limit draws are getting a bit old here. Cometa & Maya at least had a pretty good fight leading into it, and clearly could’ve gone a lot longer without problem. Maya outpowering Rey Cometa was really good, that’s the kid of stuff Cometa sells well. Maya diving into the crowd was even better. They had to work to get people to care about a técnico/técnico match, which may have not been the best idea for a rudo leading audience, but they got it over in the end.

Puma has had enough of this

The segunda was iffy early, not smooth and moves off a little bit. It never got as good as some of the recent Puma/Tiger trios, but it did get much better. Audaz is amazing and I’m not even sure we’re seeing half of what he can do. His escapes are more watchable than most people’s moves. Both teams worked together for some nice sequences in the closing fall, including the fun dive train. Kawato still feels like the weak link in all of these, though Drone’s had more impressive moments as well.

The grumpiness level was high in the opener. Raziel landed hard on Robin with his legdrop in the first fall, in a match that was mostly meandering along. There were a few highlights later on, but it lacked much energy.

Park and Rush