CMLL Puebla: 2018-05-28 

nope

Recapped: 06/06/2018

Matches:

Espíritu Maligno & King Rocker beat Meyer & Millenium
(11:37 [6:09, 2:10, 3:18], 2/3, n/r, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Lestat, Oro Jr., Rey Samuray beat Fuerza Chicana, Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II
(13:23 [5:41, 2:05, 5:37], 2/3, n/r, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Fuego, Pantera Blanca, Stigma beat King Jaguar, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr.
(15:28 [3:58, 3:48, 7:42], 2/3, n/r, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón  
(11:15 [4:39, 6:36], 1/2, below average, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Mistico, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr. beat Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
(7:26 [1:32, 2:24, 3:30], 2/3, ok, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Último Guerrero beat Terrible
(13:52 [3:22, 3:28, 7:02], 2/3 DQ, below average, via
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened: 

Tirantes helped distracted Último Guerrero to set up Terrible’s dropkick in the first fall. UG attempted to replaced Tirantes with Terror Chino in the third fall to no avail and Tirantes continued to get involved. Terrible fouled UG no real reason.

Mephisto fouled Sansón and faked a foul, getting the DQ call for his team. Tirantes earlier slow counted the NGD on multiple pins. Challenges followed.

Thoughts: 

nah

This was a bad show. I passed by the first half without even giving it a try for good reason, and the second half wasn’t much better.

The main event was a disappointment. They led off with Terrible dominant brawling, which really didn’t come off to hot. It was met int the middle by Tirantes interjecting himself in the match. It was the second time in the night that he turned the focus of a match on him. Like the other match, there’s a potential justification – they wanted to make sure the fans understood Guerrero was the técnico tonight – but it was even more unneeded this time and seemed to happen primarily to put the attention the referee. That worked, the crowd was going nuts to get rid of Tirantes after the second fall with Guerrero playing into it, but the match wasn’t helped by it. The third fall had the Guerrero cliches and a pointlessly inconclusive ending that made the whole thing feel like a waste. These two have had some good moments in tag matches but maybe they’re not meant to have a strong singles match if this was the most they were willing to do on this night.

The semimain was close to an average match in front of a favorable crowd. Even then, it was not up to the usual standards, with some clunky moments form people who work together all the time. Soberano looked a little off, Mistico looked a little slower than usual, and Volador was barely in this match. This is a passing grade only so I don’t have to spend any time thinking about a match not wroth any thought.

A nothing match controlled by the older rudos. Or more grinded to a halt. They barely did anything for the second fall, Tirantes decided he was either protecting the young guys who were going to lose in two falls or getting himself over by slow counting the Dinamitas on their comeback (slowing down the action even farther), and it made for a thoroughly boring waste of time.

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