CMLL on Marca: 2018-11-30 

Recapped: 11/30/2018


Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón beat Gallego, Mr. Cóndor, Rocky Santana
(14:41 [6:25, 4:39, 3:37], 1/3, below average, 00:01:45)

Gallito, Guapito, Microman beat Chamuel, Mije, Perico Zakarías
(14:39 [6:09, 1:46, 6:44], 1/3, ok, 00:25:45)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón beat Cavernario, Rush, Terrible 
(14:15 [8:12, 6:03], 1/2 DQ, good, 00:49:41)

Felino, Mano Negra, Solar I beat Fuerza Guerrera, Jerry Estrada, Negro Navarro
(17:35 [10:16, 2:41, 4:38], 2/3, bad, 01:14:20)

Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero © beat Carístico, Místico, Volador Jr. to retain the CMLL World Trios Championship
(11:33 [3:26, 2:00, 6:07], 1/3, great, 01:44:43)

Atlantis, Blue Panther, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. beat Canek, Máscara Año 2000, Villano IV
(9:57 [4:09, 3:09, 2:39], 2/3, below average, 02:10:48)

What happened:

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This was the annual Leyendas show, featuring three matches built around returning old stars. Emphasis on old. Super Muneco and Super Pinocho teased their indie feud after the opener, and Canek & Rayo were among those obviously trying to drum up interest for one last feud.

Rush got a hat track to end his match: he knocked down Edgar, he fouled Sansón and he unmasked Sansón.


The Guerreros/sort-Sky Team match stood out massively from the matches around it. They would’ve looked speedy and super athletic with a normal match. They looked ultrasonic because they tried to compress a much longer title match in a short time. (This seemed a consequence of previous matches running long; a CMLL show ending with the two shortest matches is peculiar.) There was a mistake here or there, notable Euforia missing a catch on a Místico dive and Gran Guerrero & Volador needing two tries on a chokeslam, but it held together relatively well for the conditions. There’s higher to go if they had a moment to let things sink in, but this was a match where what used to be third fall sure finishes were blown thru in the second fall. Or they were just near falls in the middle of chaos. It was an all action match with the técnicos looking very on. They made the most of their time.

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The Dinamitas/Ingobernables match lacked much of an end game, but it was a lot of fun into them. The NGD got to work a lot as técnicos while still doing much of their teamwork spots. Los Ingobernables were trying in the first fall and built well to the comeback. It was thrown a little off by the first fall going very long to make up for no third fall. They still built to an exciting third fall with a combination of brawling. I think they have a better match as trios in them, but it seemed more like they were setting up the singles match.

The Microstars match was not as exciting as many of the past ones. Chamuel and Microman were magic together in the third fall, but it didn’t have as many strong moments or as good build as past ones. It started slow and didn’t really pick up until the crowd was horrified by Mircoman getting beat up to end the first fall. There were individual good moments but a lot of uninteresting parts too.

I wrote reviews of the legends match, but there’s really no point. All were varying levels of bad. None of it matters. It didn’t even seem to matter a lot to the fans who came for this show: the Trio Fantasia/Diabolicos match might have gotten the most reactions. The fourth match was frightening silent throughout. The performances were frightening too. Jerry Estrada made his return but looked like he was in no condition to be in the ring. Canek is increasingly immobile. There were no happy surprises this time: Los Diabolicos were worse this year, Solar & Negro Navarro gassed early (and their match seemed to fall apart in the first fall) and Atlantis didn’t look out of place in that main event. There’s nothing good you can take from those matches.

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