CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2018-05-29 

Panther topes may be why Kawato doesn’t like catching dives

Recapped: 06/07/2018


Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia beat Acero & Aéreo 
(15:56 [6:44, 3:51, 5:21], 1/3, n/r, via

Akuma, Hijo del Signo, Nitro beat Dick Riviere, Star Jr., Starman  
(12:14 [5:44, 2:25, 4:05], 1/3, ok, via

Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther beat Dragón Rojo Jr., Kawato San, Pólvora
(16:28 [6:13, 3:02, 7:13], 2/3, ok, via

Fuego beat Virus in a lightning match
(5:47, La Guelaguetza, ok, via

Stuka Jr., Titán, Tritón beat Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno
(10:37 [2:38, 3:59, 4:00], 2/3, ok, via

Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. beat Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas
(7:07 [2:44, 3:08, 1:15], 1/3, ok, via

What happened: 



Riviere moonsault

There was so much early técnico offense that I thought they were just going two falls. Instead, they were just going with some short falls, including a third that went barely a minute. The rudos got control just long enough to take the second fall. Volador & Valiente looked flashy in what they did but it’s not like they had time to do a lot. Atlantis being in no bumps mode is actually a good thing in this match, but Atlantis getting even worse at attempting for the Atlantida is the opposite of the good thing. Either Atlantis suffered another injury or they need to just make up an injury at this point to give him cover. This is probably not great news for Tiburon either, who’s going to have to be rushed to make it.

The semimain was the usual spots from the usual guys in a brief amount of time. CMLL técnicos need an alternative spot from the apron beside the diving headscissors, it’s happening in way too many matches. Luiciferno really took Titan down hard on the powerbomb at the end of the match.

this did not go well for Titan

Long ago, Fuego & Virus had a really fun match that involved Fuego going way out of his comfort zone and doing a lot of mat wrestling to start to set up the big ending later. This was not that match, this was more bog standard lightning match action, setting up dives and then doing a pinfall. Fuego’s way more over now so maybe it’s working for him. This still was an action match, fitting in a bit more than the time would indicate, but it felt like a smidge of what they could do.

The tercera match was better off for going thru a long third fall, and running thru a lot of nears falls to make the match a little more exciting. It was ordinary otherwise, with the highlight being Tirantes not counting the second pinfall because he thought the Panthers were going to lift up the rudos for a nudo lagunero submission instead. Kawato took the Panther reverse 619 kick as hard as anyone has so far, one of a couple times Panther ended up hitting him very hard..

The second match was only really notable for France’s Dick Riviere making a one off appearance. He’s a Nitro trainee, from his time in APC promotion, and looked better than usual for these low level guest appearance. It was a little rehearsed, but he pulled off everything he seemed asked to do fine. The dive even went ok, though it’s made it weird CMLL allows the guy with the least experience to do a dive and no one else. Star Jr. looked leagues better than everyone here and then slipped when going for his second fall moonsault. That’s how it goes sometimes and he moved on quick.

Virus slam