Retro & Sangre Imperial beat Apocalipsis & Cholo
(11:57 [5:18, 2:54, 3:45], 2/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Leono, Magnus, Starman vs El Coyote, Hijo del Signo, Yago
(14:23 [7:06, 2:44, 4:33], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL
Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora beat La Jarochita, Maligna, Princesa Sugehit
(12:42 [6:27, 2:55, 3:20], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Esfinge beat Drone in a lightning match
(7:10, nudo egipico, ok, viaVideosOficialesCMLL)
Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto beat Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther
(14:27 [4:30, 3:29, 6:28], 2/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero beat Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Titán
(12:51 [5:21, 2:00, 5:30], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rey Bucanero feuded with Atlantis in the main event, sneaking in a foul on him. That was it.
Titan looked spectacular in the main event. Atlantis did a lot of waving people into running into each other. Bucanero & Atlantis mentally can do their feud but physically it’s not too pretty. Euforia & Gran Guerrero had one really good tag move with Angel de Oro (the press slam) and one not so good (where they smacked his head into the top rope.)
This was a Tuesday card with a lot of tourists into the show. Those tourists were into rooting for Blue Panther the elder fighting against the rudos, so they gave them a lot of that. It didn’t turn into a lot more than a basic match, and it worked for the live crowd. The Panther’s 619 finish looks good when the opponent is in the right position, but there’s little margin of error on that positioning. Blue Panther Jr. is trending towards Gronda sized muscles.
The Drone/Esfinge match was the most exciting match to that point but didn’t feel like a complete match. The dives were all over the place in this one. Drone’s sliding splash was misaimed. Esfinge’s tope con giro landed on Drone’s neck and back. Drone’s corner tope ran out of stream before connecting with the target. The ending of Drone hitting his headstand kneesmash and Esfinge essentially just getting up and beating Drone two moves later didn’t make a lot of sense either.
Are there compelling reasons to watch CMLL women’s trios matches now? Part of the reason I watch any match is to find out if they’re any good to pass that knowledge. I can’t figure a CMLL women’s trios I’m likely to enjoy with Zeuxis & Maravilla gone. There’s always the chance for lightning to strike, but the depth isn’t there. There isn’t six women CMLL could put together that would sure fire be a good match in 2018. There’s even only a few possible singles matches that I’d figure on being good. Most of those involve Dalys, who will get the best reception for her matches but they tend to do nothing for me.
These matches are still worth watching to me at the moment to get a read on people. Mystique, La Guerrera, and Maligna haven’t had strong performances yet but they also haven’t had many performances. (Maligna seemed slightly better this time. Maybe Jarochita & Isis have improved since they were last around. (That didn’t seem to be true here.) That’s me wanting to know everything, which isn’t as really applicable to most anyone else. And even my time is limited. My time isn’t rewarded by watching these matches, so there’s going to be lots of skipping to come. This is one you can easily skip too.
The second match was very ordinary. Magnus & Starman doing tag moves in the second fall while Leono hung in the corner until it was time to get the pin was a bit odd. It’d help if Yago & Magnus had good chemistry, since they both seem to be good wrestlers who are stuck in this low position for the moment. They were just alright here.