CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2018-07-24 


Recapped: 07/26/2018


El Coyote & Grako beat Leono & Sonic
(13:13 [5:06, 3:56, 4:11], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Guerrera, La Jarochita, Marcela beat La Seductora, Metálica, Reyna Isis
(14:32 [6:12, 4:09, 4:11], 1/3, n/r, via 

Kawato San, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado beat Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
(13:55 [5:13, 2:29, 6:13], 1/3, ok, via VideosOficialesCMLL)

Tritón beat Audaz in a lightning match
(6:12, package piledriver, good, via

Blue Panther, Kráneo, Stuka Jr. beat Ephesto, Hechicero, Luciferno
(14:36 [4:54, 3:22, 6:20], 1/3, ok, via

Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas beat Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Niebla Roja  
(9:48 [2:48, 2:00, 5:00], 1/3, n/r, via

What happened: The main event has no sound because no one was paying attention enough to turn crowd sound back up after the advertisements, and didn’t check Twitter or their own chat to see many people pointing it out. That’s the relevancy level of this show.

Stuka & Hechicero may be feuding to a title match, but the finish didn’t make it clear.


I don’t usually notice how many steps people take but this is a lot of steps

I prefer to have audio to watch matches, so I didn’t spend a lot of time on the main event. It looked about what you’d expect for a Tuesday match with those guys. Negro Casas brought out a good battle from Niebla Roja. Mr. Niebla did Mr. Niebla things.

The semifinal was an ordinary match with one poor spot early on, and a Panther Twist of Stuka and Hechicero going to a double pin in the first fall after a long mat wrestling. Kraneo reminds a good Tuesday attraction, though maybe complicated matches where it’s hard to follow the rules aren’t great for tourists. It may be doesn’t matter, none of this felt like it did. I think it is possible CMLL is setting up a Hechicero/Stuka match, but it wasn’t clear here and it’ll probably be clear by the time I get this posted.

Sagrado has some ideas

The lightning match was the most fun on one in a while, especially on a Tuesday. Both guys were trying to push the limit of what they could do, instead of the safe usual stuff, and they were mostly pulling it off. Audaz has more spectacular misses than most people have hits and deserves credit for continuing after what seemed like an accidental dive miss. He looked electric in his spots, and Triton wasn’t far behind. I wish they’d be more creative than using the Destroyer and package piledriver for the finish; I think that’s people who are in wrestling but not watching not realizing how overdone those are. Stuff like Triton walking up the ropes for a Spanish Fly is much more impressive, and something these two guys can do that few other can attempt.

The tercera was a more usual match. Sagrado did his usual one thing that makes you think he might be a good luchador even if he ever had something to do. Rey Cometa and Fuego played to the crowd well. Fuego still had to apply his finishing hold slowly to Kawato, but Kawato was otherwise fine. The announcers started interviewing fans during the match, showing a remarkable lack of interest. Misterioso didn’t get distracted once in the match, so maybe they were making up for it.

Opener was alright. Sonic moved around well in his return and had more life than usual for the opener. He’s still too big to be a mini and too small to get a serious push, and will probably need to go elsewhere if he wants to do more than opening matches. Grako & Coyote team all the time and had similar gear here. They just need a team name, and a ticket out of being stuck in the opener forever. And maybe some more practice at taking Sonic’s armdrags. They’re about a year away from being really interesting. Leono has a weird mustache and moved slowly in this match. His boost dropkick spot barely connected due to lack of speed.