CMLL Martes: 2018-10-16 

Sagrado selling is good

Recapped: 10/22/2018


Acero & Aéreo beat Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
(10:53 [4:38, 3:05, 3:10], 2/3, n/r,

Espanto Jr., Inquisidor, Metálico beat Oro Jr., Príncipe Diamante, Robin
(13:39 [5:48, 4:10, 3:41], 2/3, ok,

Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Fuego beat Kawato San, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
(8:18 [4:29, 3:49], 1/2 DQ, ok,

Audaz, Esfinge, Tritón beat Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus
(12:48 [5:46, 3:58, 3:04], 2/3, ok,

Euforia, Nitro, Rey Bucanero beat Mistico, Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr.
(11:05 [3:20, 3:56, 3:49], 2/3, ok,

Último Guerrero beat Diamante Azul  to win the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
(12:34, 2/3, good,

  1. Diamante Azul press slam (3:11)
  2. Pulpo Guerrero (1:17)
  3. Guerrero Special (8:06)

What happened: 

Blue Panther Jr. and Universo feuded the entire tercera. Panther went for a chokeslam and Universo pulled off the mask for the require two fall match.


this was a less good Sagrado effort

Stuka did all he could to warn Diamante Azul to stop going to the top rope. Diamante Azul failed to pay attention and lost like a dummy in the way everyone loses to Último Guerrero. This was in fact every Último Guerrero title match, with Azul as the challenger falling for the same Último Guerrero offense as ever. Azul showed little more than he does in trios and there was deeper to his style revealed by a solo occasion. UG never reacted to Diamante Azul like he was a large threat as Michael Elgin was; Azul did power moves but didn’t physically dominate the match any more than Carístico would’ve in the same spot. The Guerrero formula did get the fans into the near falls and they helpfully didn’t drag this on longer than necessary. I think it’s mildly recommended, but only if you’re not tired of seeing this Guerrero style title defense.

Mistico’s semi-main had some fun moments in the first couple falls. Stuka’s armdrag was inspired, and Euforia & Mistico had their usual good interaction. It slowed down a lot in the third fall, which wasn’t really a surprise given the people involved. Nitro & Bucanero are just going to get thru these exchanges instead of making them interesting, which would be better if they also didn’t win the match.

this feels like a double Kushida

The fourth match was a disappointment. The rudos weren’t really feeling it; Sagrado’s non-effort on Audaz’ tope fit with the rest of the match. Misterioso and Audaz are also not a good mix. These tecnicos aren’t quite enough to make it work on their own, nor were they really trying to do so. You can skip this one easy.

The tercera was enjoyable while it lasted, just a bit shorter than usual even for a two fall match. Universo & Blue Jr. would not be anyone’s first pick for a feud, but it gave the match more of a reason to exist than normal. The surprise dives near the end were nicely done. Kawato is kicking a lot more. He’s good at kicking.

There’s not much to say about the second match, but it did seem like a better effort than usual. A dive train in the second match is stunning on a Tuesday show or most any CMLL show.

Metalico really getting the swing on the headscissors