El Coyote & Grako beat Sangre Imperial & Sonic
(10:44 [4:27, 3:10, 3:07], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)
Cancerbero, Metálico, Sangre Azteca beat Magnus, Retro, Star Jr.
(11:51 [7:13, 4:38], 1/2, n/r,VideosOficialesCMLL)
Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón beat Sagrado, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
(14:43 [6:14, 3:50, 4:39], 1/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)
Diamante Azul & Último Guerrero defeat Rush, Terrible, Kráneo, Shocker, Volcano, Rey Bucanero, Blue Panther Jr., Gran Guerrero, Valiente, Euforia in a cibernetico match to decide the match for the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
Euforia La Soberana Blue Panther Jr. (8:30)
Rush corner dropkick Shocker (10:19)
Gran Guerrero superplex Volcano (12:07)
Kraneo legdrop Gran Guerrero (15:53)
Terrible powerbomb Valiente (16:32)
Diamante Azul la de a caballo Euforia (17:08)
Rey Bucanero Decapacion Bucanero Kraneo (18:14)
Rush & Terrible dropkick Rey Bucanero (18:29)
Diamante Azul German suplex Terrible (19:21)
DQ Rush [unmask Diamante Azul & foul] (20:06)
Carístico, David Finlay, Flip Gordon beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(13:29 [3:49, 3:51, 5:49], 2/3, good,VideosOficialesCMLL)
NGD are wearing flak jackets to the ring, a truly original idea for a trio in 2018. Carístico is also looking more Sin Cara than usual in the main event.
The cibernetico was técnicos versus rudos, which left Terrible and Rush on opposite sides. As always, they ignored it, helping each other out and refusing to fight. Kraneo seems to forget Rush is on his “team” and brawls with him during one scrum. Rush got himself disqualified by fouling and unmasking Diamante Azul, leaving Ultimo Guerrero & Azul as the final two for next week’s title match.
The second match rudos won in straight falls again.
Tuesday night ended with a better trios match than usual. Having Flip Gordon around helped. He clearly wanted to do a lot in his chance at an Arena Mexico main event, and the Dinamitas meshed well with him. The Gordon/Flip clothesline evasion sequence leading into his dive in the third fall needed some really great timing to avoid looking silly. They pulled that off. Carístico seemed more fired up for the occasion, and the NGD were good thru the match. I thought this was the match where Finlay might shine some. He did some headcrushing moves but otherwise not really. Maybe next time.
The cibernetico is recommended if only slightly so. It’s a lot of action in twenty minutes, with everyone trying and the match moving along well. It’s never great action and there’s no real standout stretch. The eliminations give it some direction, but Rush blowing off the match at the end diminishes the purpose. It’s fine as the ciberneticos go, and a lot shorter than the Gran Prix, but also not likely to be remembered later.
Maybe it’s a Tuesday sliding scale bit, but the tercera match was pretty fun for a midcard match. They came out pretty energetic in the first fall, and they had some good moves in the third fall. The rudos worked harder than the guys who won the straight falls in the match before, and they didn’t overstay their welcome. Triton had a good night. It’s still very much the usual midcard CMLL match but they kept it moving well and maybe that’s all it takes.