CMLL Puebla: 2018-07-09

Black Tiger & Tirantes silliness

Recapped: 07/10/2018

Matches:

Asturiano & Meyer beat King Rocker & Sombra Diabólika
(11:07 [5:53, 2:47, 2:27], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Espanto Jr. & King Jaguar beat Arkalis & Black Tiger
(10:18 [4:16, 1:59, 4:03], 1/3, n/r, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Astral, Lestat, Star Jr. beat Fuerza Chicana, Hijo del Signo, Policeman
(13:34 [6:31, 2:30, 4:33], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Hechicero, Máscara Año 2000, Templario beat Rey Cometa, Rey Samuray, Stuka Jr.
(12:29 [6:29, 3:06, 2:54], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Niebla Roja beat Cuatrero, Mr. Niebla, Sansón
(8:24 [4:17, 4:07], 1/2 COR, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, Carístico, Euforia beat La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible in a relevos increíbles match
(13:54 [4:07, 4:15, 5:32], 1/3 DQ, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

this was unexpected

Rush pulled off Atlantis’ mask for the DQ, then the rudos did the same to the other técnicos. Rush and Atlantis feuded during the match

After winning in straight falls, Mistico did a promo asking for another fall. So did Niebla Roja. It made it feel like maybe that wasn’t supposed to be the finish. Angel de Oro eventually challenged for Cuatrero’s title.

In the second match, the first fall included Signo pinning Astral while Star Jr. was kicking and punching at Signo. The referee kept counting anyway.

Thoughts:

Los Ingobernables weren’t in a mood to do much, and this wasn’t a técnico side that was going to be interesting on their own. Far more concerning was the clear tease of them setting up a bad Atlantis/Rush match next. Euforia doing spots with Bestia is not quite asking Picasso to go paint a barn, but it does seem quite a waste.

powerbomb neckbreaker

The semimain was a less version of last week’s brawl, with less energy and often seeming boring. It wasn’t really toned down, no one told Mistico & Mr. Niebla to cut out the chair throwing or they didn’t listen. It was more missing a lot of energy. The finish feels like it comes right in the middle of the comeback and the match doesn’t amount to much.

The first fall of the four match was a good warm up, with interesting Templario/Samuray and Hechicero/Cometa exchanges which promised a lot for the rest of the match. And then the rest of the match went about 6 minutes and never ramped up in any way, with the most exciting thing happening being Cometa wrestling without his headband. I’d really like to see Templario and Samuray do some complicated stuff one day. They didn’t get to here. Cometa clipping his knee on a middle rope moonsault was a way for that to go wrong that I’ve never seen before.

Asturiano flew around enough to make the opener slightly better, but it was still not interesting. King Rocker’s corner running boot to end the second fall looked bad, mostly because Meyer wasn’t at all interested in taking it. Rocker is willing to take silly bumps but not working with many people who feels the same. Asturiano wandering around to break up the pin because Diabolika was not paying attention also looked silly.

Rush and a stretcher

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