CMLL Puebla: 2018-12-03

Titan submission cradle

Recapped: 12/04/2018


Astro, Meyer, Sonic beat Guerrero Espacial, King Rocker, Sombra Diabólika
(12:17 [6:35, 2:27, 3:15], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Espanto Jr., Fuerza Chicana, Policeman beat Arkalis, Millenium, Tigre Rojo Jr.
(11:19 [4:46, 3:47, 2:46], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Stigma, Titán, Tritón beat Kawato San, Okumura, Tiger
(13:58 [4:16, 3:45, 5:57], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cavernario, Felino, Rey Bucanero beat Atlantis, Soberano Jr., Valiente
(7:56 [2:32, 2:42, 2:42], 1/3, n/r VideosOficialesCMLL)

Diamante Azul & Volador Jr. beat Rush & Terrible
(7:32 [1:54, 2:05, 3:33], 2/3 DQ, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Volador might have had Terrible beat with a bodyscissors cradle, but Rush pulled away Tirantes. Volador hit Tirantes from behind, then faked a foul. Tirantes blamed Terrible and called the DQ. Terrible challenged Volador to a singles match next week and Volador & Rush attacked Volador, who hurried to the back so he wouldn’t have to take a beating.


One of the more frustrating and unavoidable facts of 2018 CMLL is the non-Friday shows continuing to get worse. The opening match guys are often not talented enough or allowed to do enough to have a good match, and the main eventers often just don’t care. This main event went under eight minutes not because anyone was hurt or in no condition to wrestler, it went eight minutes because the people involved feel like mailing it. It would’ve stuck out more if this wasn’t just the normal now.

The bright spot on the card was the tercera. There were issues that prevented it from reaching some recommendable level – the second fall gets taken over by Tirantes for a bit – but the effort was better than most. Titan is so good right now that he made me want to see him and Kawato in a singles match just to find out if Kawato can now have a good CMLL match. It helped that Kawato wasn’t asked to do his double stomp or catch a dive. (There were almost no dives on this show.) It did not help that Titan is too creative for Tiger or Tirantes, who called a submission before Titan had a chance to finish his cradle. Okumura & Kawato are sure learning a lot of tag team moves for a team unlikely to have a tag team match any time soon, but it’s better than doing nothing. This was much better than what I saw of the rest, but it is hard to rate something good just because everything else was bad.