CMLL on 2018-09-07 


Recapped: 09/07/2018


Hijo del Signo & Metálico beat Pegasso & Príncipe Diamante
(15:09 [6:08, 4:53, 4:08], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

El Gallito, Guapito, Microman beat Chamuel, Mije, Perico Zacarías
(13:30 [7:03, 0:44, 5:43], 2/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dalys beat Reyna Isis in a lightning match
(8:10, senton, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL )

Esfinge, Soberano Jr., Tritón beat Dragón Rojo Jr., Hechicero, Templario
(21:38 [9:56, 11:42], 1/2, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, L.A. Park, Mistico beat Gilbert El Boricua, Mephisto, Negro Casas
(14:38 [4:22, 2:33, 7:43], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico, Matt Taven, Volador Jr. beat Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Rush in a relevos increíbles match
(6:41 [3:50, 2:51], 1 DQ/2, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Chamuel coming thru

Volador & Taven cut off Rush’s promo post-main event to brawl. The brawl died down for a bit, then continued, with Volador & Taven getting the better of it.

Gilbert (Mesias) made what appears to be his CMLL debut in the semimain. Gilbert trained with CMLL two decades ago but never officially wrestled with CMLL. The match was built towards him and LA Park fighting. It drew upon their AAA rivalry, though AAA wasn’t mentioned by name.

Reina Isis had new music and new genie pants, which she stripped off after doing a stop sign and dance.


most of my video recording went as poorly as this went for Hechicero

Not much of a main event on a show that wasn’t much of a show. CMLL is going into an Annivesario show as cold as I can remember. This was such a nothing match that it felt like the four guys in the main event were told to go back out and brawl for some more to try and salvage it. The post-match brawl was better than anything they did in the ring, but it was not even close to being enough, just like the entire feud hasn’t been close to being enough. CMLL will coast thru next week based on their history and how much the fans already care about the principal characters involved. Still, the weeks since announcing this main event have been even worse than expected. The hot streak CMLL was on is a distant memory.

The semimain was barely passable, and a disappointment at that. Gilbert spent most of his big debut in first gear, coasting thru a match that didn’t have any energy besides his debut. Fighting LA Park finally woke him up a bit, though LA Park still easily outclassed him and Gilbert brainlocked on one spot badly. Casas had some fun interactions with Park, something CMLL hasn’t done much on this Park run, but this match didn’t have much else to offer. Mistico didn’t look great, and Atlantis and Mephisto were background figures. CMLL obviously has big plans for Gilbert and lukewarm performances aren’t likely to change them, but this was not impressive.

you can see the moment where Casas regrets agreeing to take this spear

They went for in the fourth match. They did not get it. They did go a long time, so there’s probably 12 minutes of a good match wrapped around some sloppy moments. Esfinge was out of position and looked off at times – Hechicero dragging him away so they could catch Triton’s dive was particularly inescapable. Templario was shakier than usual, with a tricky dive spot with Hechicero taking a long time to set up and going almost disastrously wrong. He struggled down the stretch. Dragon Rojo didn’t have much to add. If they were going to go 20 minutes, it would’ve helped if they had a direction or some sort of flow, but they just did 20 minutes work of moves sometimes in no particular order.

The women’s singles match gave me a better appreciated for the women’s trios matches. The 3v3 move along at a better pace than this match and have better action than this one here. They just didn’t have enough to do to fill out eight minutes, and what they did wasn’t ever impressive enough. Isis doing a stop hand sign and dancing felt like she was trying to copy Dark Angel, though I guess she’s been gone long enough someone ought to try. It didn’t work well, though it added to the evidence Isis is the next person who’s getting pushed in this division, should CMLL ever get around to pushing anyone else.

sure Microman escapes with an armdrag but the power of Zacarias is impressive

The Micros rose to their usual heights. They had a strong first fall and built to a lot of highlights later. Microman came off as a star, as usual. Chamuel’s the best guy on the rudo side still, moving around much easier the rest and basing the best for Micro’s spots. Some of the work was a little sloppier than usual, Guapito seemed to have the toughest moments. Still easily worth watching.

The opener went very long for that sort of match and didn’t have much to say for the time it took. Metálico had his usual entertaining entrance and not entertaining wrestling. Signo looked like a tough guy, does not wrestle like it. Two Destroyers in a row was so bad indie wrestler. Principe Diamante tried to do some things but doesn’t have the people to work with here. A waste of time.