CMLL on 2018-07-06 

flying guerreros

Recapped: 07/06/2018


Robin & Starman beat Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
(11:43 [5:06, 2:55, 3:42], 1/3, ok)

Dalys, Metálica, Tiffany beat La Guerrera, La Jarochita, Marcela 
(13:31 [6:48, 2:45, 3:58], 2/3, ok)

Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón beat Puma, Tiger, Virus
(15:30 [5:22, 4:21, 5:47], 2/3, ok)

Atlantis, Flyer, Soberano Jr. beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(13:11 [4:24, 2:48, 5:59], 2/3, ok)

Ciber the Main Man, Scharly Rock Star, The Chris beat Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
(10:40 [3:00, 4:09, 3:31], 1/3 DQ, ok)

Penta El Zero M, Rush, Terrible beat Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. in a relevos increíbles match
(9:52 [3:11, 1:59, 4:42], 1/3, ok)

What happened:


Volador & Valiente made no attempt to help Carístico in the main event, even arguing with him in the third fall. Los Ingobernables attacked Valiente & Volador, so they did participate in the match. Terrible pulled Valiente’s mask off in the second fall for the DQ. While Penta & Carístico feuded, it was Rush & Terrible who pinned Valiente to set up a tag title match in the future. After the show ended, and in the back, Rush & Terrible attacked Penta.

Ciber snuck in a foul on UG to win. The Chris hit Gran Guerrero & Euforia with cane shots afterward. Both teams suggested the idea of a trios title match in backstage promos.



The main event was strange. The crowd seemed into the Caristico/Penta feud, but they didn’t play that up as strong as they could’ve. The crowd could’ve gotten into Volador & Valiente betraying Carístico too, and going for the tag team title match was presented as an underwhelming third choice. The match seemed disjointed. The part that stood out was a long camera shot of Valiente waiting in the corner, with both the técnico and the production crew anticipating a moment where he’d start running for the Valiente Special, only it just never came. It wasn’t clear what happened, though it was noticeable that everyone was distracted by Penta & Carístico brawling outside of the ring. It was two different matches going on at the same time in moments, and the match didn’t live up to expectations.

I guess Klan Kaoz was better this week, but the semimain was mostly about the técnicos working really hard and out of character as técnicos. They did a great job of it, it’s not every day you get Euforia & Gran Guerrero stage dives. Klan Kaoz was willing, I couldn’t believe Ciber took the big press slam. It’s just that everything the Guerreros were doing here were smoke and mirrors they could’ve done with any other team, so either the Klan Kaoz have to come off as a big deal (and they didn’t) or they have to be really promising to build off. The finish suggested we’re not done with them any time soon.


The fourth match was largely better than expected. The NGD were aggressive, impressively attacking Atlantis early on. They were good matches to Soberano and Flyer’s aerials. The Forastero/Flyer sequences were the best he’s looked since winning the Gran Alternativa (and a reason to be disappointed that Tuesday bit never went anywhere.) Atlantis dropping Sansón badly on the Atlantida was sad, and sadder still is no one being able to convince him to cut out attempting a move he can not reliably do well. No one would have an issue with Atlantis winning with cradles, and it wouldn’t be as deflating ends to otherwise good matches like tonight’s finish.

The tercera was slightly disappointing to me while still being fine. This match didn’t seem quite as fast moving and sharp as some of the recent Puma/Tiger matches. The individual parts seemed right, and Esfinge wasn’t Esfinge enough to take it down, but the match just didn’t work all the way thru for some reason. There were good moments; Puma’s first fall front cracker on Maya looked fantastic.

The women’s match was the usual rehearsed feeling matches, not fast enough to evade the feeling of people running thru a routine. This division is missing people who standout; la Guerrera’s careful rope walk + springboard spot gives her something. Jarochita has been around for far longer and doesn’t have anything that interesting. Unfortunately, the spin was still the same Dalys/Marcela stuff that’s been done to death, complete with Dalys running thru everyone before the finish.

Inquisidor and Apocalipsis remain a thoroughly uninteresting pair of luchadors. They were more willing to take moves on the floor and moving a little faster on a Friday night, but they were still largely forgettable. Starman and Robin didn’t do a lot better.

La Guerrera