CMLL Marca: 2018-08-10 

Hechicero sault

Recapped: 08/10/2018


Oro Jr. & Star Jr. beat Akuma & Espanto Jr.
(8:47 [2:59, 2:11, 3:37], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL )

La Jarochita, Marcela, Mystique beat Amapola, Dalys, Reyna Isis
(12:11 [6:31, 3:07, 2:33], 1/3 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL )

Felino, Negro Casas, Okumura beat Flyer, Soberano Jr., Titán
(11:26 [3:51, 4:25, 3:10], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL )

Valiente beat Hechicero in a lightning match
(9:50/”9:09”, estacas india, good, VideosOficialesCMLL )

Carístico, Diamante Azul, Mistico beat Euforia, Penta El Zero M, Último Guerrero
(10:29 [2:58, 2:32, 4:59], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL )

King Phoenix, Matt Taven, Volador Jr. beat Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Rush in a relevos increíbles match
(7:17 [3:03, 4:14], 1 DQ/2 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL )

What happened: 

Misitco diving headscissors

The main event was two straight DQ finishes. Rush faked the corner dropkick on Fenix and pulled off his mask to end the fall instead. Cavernario fouled Taven in the second fall, but Volador broke up the pin. Volador faked a foul moments later, drawing a DQ on Rush. Challenges were made for a straight trios rematch and a Rush/Volador match. Cavernario also suggested a singles match with Taven backstage.

There was no storyline at all in the semi-main. Mistico & Carístico had no issues. Carístico & Penta had slight issues, but Carístico pinned Penta clean in the end. This was followed by a video announcing Penta would be the 09/14 Anniversario show.

There was a clock malfunction in the lightning match; the screen read about 7:47 when the match started, and then CMLL avoided showing it for a while. By my watch, the finish came about 10 seconds short of ten minutes, though they just had started to tease the draw in reality.

Isis pulled off Jarochita’s mask for the DQ in the women’s match. This either means nothing at all or everything during Anniversario season, depending on if they’re back next week.


opening match teamwork (could be a little cleaner)

The main event was fine while it lasted but it didn’t really last, but it didn’t last long. Usually, two fall main events still go a decent amount of times, but this one felt like a little bit of action a lot of rushing to the finishes. Fenix got to do the least he’s shown since coming here, but that wasn’t as much him as of how everything went. This was really the sort of the main event you get after a big semifinal match, except there wasn’t one of those either.

Mistico & Carístico looked very good working with the rudos in the semimain. Maybe too good, if only because I would’ve thought they’d be setting up something with Penta and they just beat him as no big deal. The crowd was very into the idea of them facing off and they could’ve gotten a lot more out of that. This was a clean and nice trios match but could’ve easily been more.

bad times for Hechicero

Hechicero and Valiente seemed like a match that was going to be a slow started building to a few dives and a finish. Instead, they threw bombs in the first few minutes, with Hechicero both taking a big shot with the armdrag to the floor and coming back with his own moonsault. It was a hard pace early and they kept it up well throughout and felt like a big fight for the win. The crowd was really into the frontcracker reversal sequence late, and cared about the kickouts in a way they don’t normally seem to do in these lightning matches. Hechciero losing to Valiente before a title defense doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it was good otherwise.

Tercera was a generic showcase match for the técnicos, sticking out even more that way because they took the bulk of the first two falls. They ran thru their usual offense before the rudos had much of a chance to do anything. It didn’t really get much more inventive; everything was performed well but it was as if someone just ordered the usual. Okumura being a replacement in this match while his ribs are hurt enough to need wrap is a great CMLL mystery. Perhaps him getting a win over Soberano is a clue.

The women’s match was about the same women’s match as always. Literally as always, as Dalys, Isis and Amapola did the rudo control moves in seemingly the same way they always do. The action is usually OK, but don’t ever watch the other people waiting around to do their move – Jarochita & Reina Isis were holding hands and walking while out of the way when Jarochita was going her dive.

The opener was quick, it had a few decent moves, and it didn’t have Espanto messing up things. That’s an upper tier CMLL opener. Oro was also more solid than usual and he and Star had some good combination offense.

sure way to get Bestia dive is to dive right thru him