CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2018-07-03

lucha libre!

Recapped: 07/04/2018


Stukita & Último Dragóncito beat Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
(14:24 [7:49, 2:46, 3:49], 2/3, n/r, via

Akuma, Hijo del Signo, Metálico beat Astral, Eléctrico, Príncipe Diamante  
(14:18 [6:12, 4:06, 4:00], 1/3, bad, via

Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Sangre Azteca beat Drone, Fuego, Pegasso
(11:02 [5:03, 2:01, 3:58], 1/3, n/r, via

Audaz beat Universo 2000 Jr. in a lightning match
(6:34, springboard huracanrana, ok, via

Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Stuka Jr. beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto  
(12:17 [3:39, 2:39, 5:59], 1/3, ok, via

Ángel de Oro, Kráneo, Niebla Roja beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(13:37 [5:39, 2:43, 5:15], 2/3, good, via

What happened: 

Nothing really. Sansón pinned Niebla Roja in the main event, which might go somewhere but might not. Black Panther appears to have new music.


Black Panther swing kick

The main event was a usually efficient NGD/Chavez match, maybe a touch less their Friday matches but not so much less that the Tuesday crowd minded. Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja are getting good at figured out how to work in whatever partner they had that week, and the NGD showed more of their offense than they sometimes do on Tuesday. Cameras missed the shot of Mije getting kicked, when seems to defeat the point of him being kicked.

The semi-main was about the usual from the people involved, which satisfied the crowd on this night. They did a bit of a misdirection on the finish, which would’ve meant more to a crowd familiar with the rules. CMLL should probably be doing something with the Panthers already other than endless meaningless trios matches. Black Panther has figured out how to get reactions from Tuesday crowds pretty reliable and should be trying to master something else.

around the post

The lightning match won’t go into the Audaz highlight reel, but it was a good job of getting around Universo’s limitations. This match seemed both an admission he’s not ready for a singles match with a flyer, but that he or Audaz or whoever put this match together was smart enough to keep it simple for him. Audaz did his usual amount of rolls and flips, but never really needed Universo to be involved in them. He was going around and into the rudo, but Universo wasn’t called upon to do much basing in this match. They didn’t do the armbar finish, they went with a middle rope huracanrana instead (and Universo’s bump was mistimed.) Universo’s offense was a kept to a few things he does well and he looked strong even in a defeat. This could’ve been a disaster and was not.

The segunda had gotten notice as one of the worst matches in CMLL this year, so I decided to pay attention to it instead of the probably OK tercera. It lived up to the hype. Eléctrico and Metálico got totally lost in the first fall, staring at each other like rookies for an awkward amount of time. Astral fell jumping into the ring in the third fall and it didn’t get any better for him. It felt like the rudos decided just to go home early instead of dealing with him for a moment longer. I don’t know how much of Astral’s performance was the bad fall because he was not much better earlier. Akuma got to do two dropkicks and not a whole lot more. His third fall spots with Eléctrico were slow looking, though still the better moments of this match.

Suirano Suplex