CMLL on 2018-07-27 

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Recapped: 07/27/2018


Pequeño Nitro & Pierrothito beat Kaligua & Último Dragoncito
(13:29 [5:34, 4:18, 3:37], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Okumura, Templario, Tiger beat Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr.
(14:22 [6:00, 3:43, 4:39], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón beat Soberano Jr., Titán, Valiente
(16:28 [5:17, 5:58, 5:13], 1/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico beat Cavernario in a lightning match
(8:45, La Mistica, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Volador Jr. beat La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible in a relevos increíbles match
(10:03 [2:05, 3:03, 4:55], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero beat Ciber the Main Man, Scharly Rockstar, The Chris  
(9:55 [4:51, 5:04], 1/2, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

gently laying a man down as your finish

Klan Kaoz unmasked the Guerreros and used The Chris’ cane in the first fall, drawing a DQ. Último Guerrero beat Cibernético using a cradle and the ropes to get the pin. There were no post-match promos. The Chris flipped over the guardrail taking a dive in the third fall, and was belatedly found to have suffered an injury on the landing.

Blue Panther slipped on the edge of the ramp trying to do his usual dive in the second fall of the segunda, and fell hard to the ground. He got some medical attention, tried to continue, and left the match moments into the third fall.


The most forgettable Friday night show in quite a while.

Kaligula springboard armdrag

The main event took Klan Kaoz back to square one, a first fall with the same kind of errors that doomed than in their debut. The Chris whiffing on a superkick sent the crowd over the edge, and it might not have even been his fault. Gran Guerrero ducked and maybe wasn’t supposed to there. The match was still lost at that point, and the Guerreros forcing in stage dives didn’t really find it again. Klan Kaoz seemed to be walking thru their planned offense with no intensity. It’d make more sense if they’d been told this was it regardless, and the finishes (and, more so, the lack of post-match promos) suggested this might be it for them. It may for the best, it’s not going to be great if they come back on 08/10.

Back to the meandering Los Ingobeanbels in the semimain. It was a B-show main event as the second from the top match. Diamante Azul making his big return by clipping the top rope on his ramp dive clothesline was about right. He had no presence this match. Volador was barely there outside a dive. There’s a case this was below average, but the main event was just noticeable worse.

Cavernario/Caristico wasn’t close to being Cavernario/Phoenix or Dragon Lee/Caristico. They worked a simple Carístico showcase match, at a slower speed and with seeming less intensity than either of those. Carístico got to show off his main dives. Cavernario didn’t get nearly as much; the Zacarias 619/Cavernario splash sequence was the one good moment where it felt like he had a chance. It was a clean match that seemed solid but not as exciting as hoped. It’s a borderline recommendation and not something you’d have to go back and watch if you missed it.

Templario ends Blue Panther Jr.

This NGD match was enjoyable, if just a little bit off as it went along. The técnico section seemed less fluid than usual as if they were moving around the ring to different spots but not stringing thing together in the second fall. It was better in the third fall for me, with Soberano and others looking spectacular at times, and Sansón doing a strong job of keeping it together on his springboard dive. This was still pretty good, I’d just have it a little lower than their best.

The second match is just going to be the match where Blue Panther’s ramp dive went very badly for him. He wasn’t doing so well before it, and it was a mercy ending when Templario’s dropkick in the third fall took him out of the action. There’s no remembering anything else from this ordinary midcard match, because that moment looked spectacularly bad. Templario had an OK match that would’ve been good if he got to work with anyone else on the rudo team. Tiger appears to want to try some new gear now that he’s on his own but he’s still stuck with the same opponents.

Kaligua didn’t show much more than the Acero/Fantasy group of minis in his debut, with his best work being a couple of highspots in the third fall. I’m not sure where you would show a lot in CMLL minis matches though. The rudos weren’t good and the crowd wasn’t interested in this match existing at all. Maybe he’ll be better in more time but it might be tough to tell.