CMLL on Marca: 2018-12-14 

a good moment

Recapped: 12/14/2018


Halcón Suriano Jr. & Robin beat Espanto Jr. & Grako
(10:04 [3:53, 3:08, 3:03], 2/3, ok, 00:01:10)

Cancerbero, Disturbio, Raziel beat Astral, Eléctrico, Fuego
(16:14 [7:57, 3:20, 4:57], 1/3, ok, 00:18:43)

Esfinge, Titán, Tritón beat Misterioso Jr., Templario, Vangellys
(14:02 [4:51, 4:57, 4:14], 1/3, below average, 00:43:48)

Forastero beat Soberano Jr. in a lightning match
(9:24, Forastero spinning reverse slam, ok, 01:08:06)

Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja beat Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
(10:06 [2:23, 7:43], 1/2 DQ, ok, 01:23:00)

Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. beat Cuatrero, Sansón, Último Guerrero
(10:02 [2:49, 2:42, 4:31], 1/3, ok, 01:42:20)

What happened: 

This was a very skippable show.

Rey Bucanero tried to fake a foul from Niebla Roja and got caught.

Titan hit the apron on a springboard moonsault to the floor, which followed some confusion about who was supposed ot be diving where. Triton hit the ropes as Titan was moonsaulting it, which caused the accident. Titan seemed more frustrated than hurt.


this wasn’t supposed to be quite this but it worked out okay

The main event was a walked thru match of no intensity. They blew the comeback spot and didn’t a lot before or after it. Monito challenging Sansón was the match highlight. The whole show felt like a b-show, and this was no different.

The semi-main alternated between bad and forgettable, which was the theme for the show. It was a match I would’ve gleefully and correctly skipped thru on a Tuesday show. Bestia is worse than Shocker.

Forastero & Soberano matches are missing the spark and energy they both show in trios matches. They executed their spots better than in the previous matches, but there was no particular order or build to make them more exciting. The last couple of spots were some of the less impressive moment of the match; they’re struggling at putting together what the know how to do in a meaningful way. Both could use some matches with people who do know how to do that, but I’m not sure who that would be. This was borderline ok/good match that I wasn’t really excited about so it go the lower grade.

The tercera was a very standard and not unemotional version of the usual Guanatos Style match for the first two falls, with a bonus moment of the técnicos looking really dumb to end the second fall. They seemed to get lost in the third fall, with Titan almost paying a big price for it. No one tried to do much they don’t already do in this one, and there’s a lot better matches you can see it.

The segunda was boring, even by Cancerbero standard. The first fall was interminable. Raziel was back in form if that form is not being in the right position for the tecnico moves. It got better in the third fall, though they had long lost the crowd. Fuego being in this match seemed like punishment and he wrestled like a guy who didn’t much want to be there.

Halcón Suirano celebrated his promotion to the main division by doing an illegal dive in the opener. He’s absolutely doomed and will never make it out of the first two matches but he’ll be a pleasure to have along for as long as he can manage to last. This wasn’t a good match – Grako is still not all the way there, Signo Espanto will never be there – but Suriano will probably eventually have the rare CMLL good opening match at some point. He just needs to find the right opponents on the right day.