CMLL Puebla: 2018-10-22

Black Tiger

Recapped: 10/23/2018


El Perverso & King Rocker beat Astro & Black Tiger
(15:47 [5:17, 5:51, 4:39], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

El Malayo & Toro Bill Jr. beat Oro Jr. & Súper Astro Jr.
(12:42 [5:17, 2:40, 4:45], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Marcela beat Tiffany in a lightning match
(9:15, Marcela double stomp, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Templario, Tiger, Virus beat Audaz, Titán, Tritón
(15:00 [8:01, 3:37, 3:22], 1/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(8:31 [2:53, 2:10, 3:28], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero beat Carístico, Místico, Rush
(12:59 [5:47, 3:16, 3:56], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)


Carístico & Místico are testy towards each other from the start of the main event. Místico is the rudo of the two. Rush & Místico start throwing Carístico into for the rudos to beat in the second fall. Místico cuts off Caristico’s dive so he can do it himself to end the fall. Místico is sarcastic towards Carístico, the crowd is mean towards Místico, and Último Guerrero tells Carístico to come over to his corner in the third fall. Caristico goes with it and the crowd gets way behind Último Guerrero. The crowd goes nuts when Carístico comes back in and superkicks Místico, then lays down so Euforia can pin him. Místico goes outside to confront Carístico, then comes back in to face the Guerreros. Místico and Rush beat up and unmask Carístico after the match, with the Guerreros long gone and not getting involved. Carístico has white hair again.

Titan is “back” from a hand injury, but obviously not 100% – it’s heavily taped.


Templario provides a safe landing

The main event was fun for how much they committed to Místico and Caristico not getting along, far enough for Carístico to actually switch teams to end the match. The match wasn’t much – Mistico missed up the bridging spot with Último Guerrero, which is one of those things that just don’t seem possible – but the crowd was into the idea of another Caristico/Místico go around. They really don’t like Místico and he’s good at playing into it when CMLL lets him. His wrestling style doesn’t fit being a rudo at all but he’s at least able to be annoying.

The fourth match was pleasant, though also definitely not the blow away match seemingly possible with the people involved. It was a regular level of effort, and seemingly a shorter and less adventurous third fall than could’ve been had. The final two falls aren’t bad, but this match seems really promising in the first fall and then doesn’t get much better. Audaz seems a little bit off, and Titan seems like he’s working the rust off. Triton did good job adjusting to Virus’ hanging in the ropes bump going wrong and just doing something else.