Dalys, Metálica, Reyna Isis beat La Guerrera, La Jarochita, Princesa Sugehit
(14:39 [6:50, 2:32, 5:17], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)
Ángel de Oro, Flyer, Niebla Roja beat Ephesto, Mephisto, Templario
(13:10 [5:08, 8:02], 1/2 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)
Valiente beat Felino in a lightning match
(4:08, Valiente Buster, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)
Hijo de LA Park, Mistico, Soberano Jr. beat Forastero, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
(14:05 [3:18, 3:23, 7:24], 2/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)
Carístico, Michael Elgin, Volador Jr. beat Cavernario, Cuatrero, Sansón
(13:15 [4:51, 3:23, 5:01], 2/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)
Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero beat Ciber the Main Man, Scharly Rockstar, The Chris © to win the CMLL World Trios Championship
(16:28 [5:30, 2:56, 8:02], 2/3, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL)
Ciber and Rockstar attempted to cheat to hold down Último Guerrero, but the other Guerreors broke up the pin. Euforia & UG pulled the same trick a moment later and got the win. Ciber attacked Edgar for missing the cheating. UG challenged Cl4n to a team versus team cage match. Ciber said he’d think about it.
Hijo de LA Park wrestled Negro Casas a lot during the match and fought a little bit after, but it was unclear if it actually was something.
Mephisto fouled Angel de Oro for no real reason (except the match had gone long enough and they definitely weren’t doing a third fall.)
The eighth Cl4n/Guerreros match was not much dissimilar than the other ones. They tried to recapture the success of the first with lots of offense, stage dives, and a back and forth end. The Cl4n still looked occasionally terrible on and the Guerreros had some unusual slips. I think CMLL likes these guys because they see the boos they’re getting as real heel heat in area where the rudos (especially ones on the other side of this match) tend to get cheered, but it still feels more like a rejection than a desire to see them get beat. The fans were happy to see the Guerreros win but Último Guerrero’s best efforts couldn’t get them to root for a cage match. At least next week should be a respite from this.
The semi-main had a lot of energy, with Volador coming out focused and matching up well with Cavernario en route to getting revenge. He looked more into the fight than he had to lead into his big hair match. Cavernario being the important guy on his team was a nice change of pace. His partners were there more to be tackling dummies for Elgin, who didn’t stand out in the first two falls and then got to show off in the third fall. The moves looked sloppy, and I’m not sure if it was someone’s fault or just unfamiliar. They also looked impressive to the Arena Mexico crowd, especially the double powerslam spot. It would make many people very angry if Elgin got the vacant CMLL Heavyweight championship, but I think that’s exactly what CMLL would do if they could get him in with any sort of regularity.
The fourth match was thoroughly fun. Forastero being kept from his cousins meant he was around to take the bigger Mistico and Soberano moves – this might be the first time he’s received the Mistico diving headscissors to the floor – but Negro Casas and Rey Bucanero had useful nights too. Casas & Park did a lot together, with Park not taking it easy on the old man on a powerbomb and a German suplex. (Hijo de LA Park’s Indian Deathlock could use a lot of work.) Soberano and Mistico did their usual stuff well, and the finish would’ve been incredible if Soberano didn’t hesitate. This was good Friday night action.
Felino is a man who seems like he’d be OK with no longer doing singles matches every time he’s in one, though CMLL can’t bother to adjust to that reality. They tend to be shorter than usual, with both men going thru finishes early to get out of there. This was no different, Valiente getting his tope and then straight to the end. This was shorter than most tournament matches nowadays and there was nothing really worth checking out.
Templario was a one-man show in the second. The técnicos were useful too, but Templario was doing all the work for the rudos and doing it well. Flyer had his best match in a while simply because Templario was there to work with him, and he found space to do stuff with the Chavez brothers as well. He took over the match for a stretch in the third fall and looked spectacular doing it. Mephisto & Ephesto did their usual stuff and no more, but teaming them with a young guy who could do stuff helped out a ton. Borderline recommendable match.
The women’s match fell into the same small range for those. Not a lot of interesting action and much of it wasn’t slow or had awkward pauses. The action moved a lot better when Metalica was in than “best women’s wrestler” Dalys, but that’s how it goes. Guerrera impressed in the third fall with her offense in the third fall, though her gear looked straight out of the 90s. She would helped so much with an actual gimmick.