CMLL Mexico: 2018-12-18 

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Recapped: 12/20/2018

Matches:

Kaligua & Último Dragóncito beat Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Universo 2000
(12:34 [4:59, 4:03, 3:32], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Hijo del Signo & Yago beat Akuma & Camorra  
(6:30 [3:52, 2:38], 1 DQ/2 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Audaz, Drone, Rey Cometa beat Disturbio, Nitro, Sagrado
(9:24 [3:05, 2:51, 3:28], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Misterioso Jr. in a lightning match
(7:41, Gori Special, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, Flyer, Stuka Jr. beat Luciferno, Máscara Año 2000, Mephisto
(10:25 [4:19, 1:20, 4:46], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Gran Guerrero, Templario, Último Guerrero beat Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr.
(13:44 [4:47, 2:23, 6:34], 1/3, great, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Akuma & Signo are disqualified in the first for putting on a two man tapatia on Camorra. Camorra rips Yagos mask in the second, really making it unusable. Yago really has no choice but to take Akuma’s mask to cover up, though that also ends the match. Apuesta challenges followed.

Thoughts:

Signo regretted the dive immediately

The main event was a strange occurrence of a Friday night match on a Tuesday night main event. It looked like it was just going to be a simple but crowd pleasing match, but they found an extra gear. It never felt like a really big match, just one where everyone was really sharp at what they were doing and doing more than I’ve seen on this Monday/Tuesday shows of late. Templario figures to be facing Soberano a lot – he’s in this trio for these matches because Euforia can’t be – and is handling wrestling him and this elevation to a top spot without a problem. He and Gran Guerrero had another moment of really good teamwork here. Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja looked much better than they did in Puebla the night before, and the match was fun all the way to the end. A rare treat for putting up with the shows; I might be overrating this because of the show where it is happening, but I think it’s worth people’s time.

The tercera would be recommendable if the rudos weren’t so lame. Crowd at least liked it. Nitro doing a Destroyer and making no effort to catch on a dive was right. Credit to Audaz for making something up when Sagrado completely forgot how to take his finish. I wish it was physically possible for the técnicos to do some other spot off the apron beside a headscissors but it appears it is not possible.

The rudo/rudo feud was energetic if not exactly exciting. Signo offers a willingness to hurt himself on a tope and not much more. Camorra offers less. There really wasn’t a lot of time or opportunity to do a lot in this match but Yago & Akuma didn’t look as interesting as they have had in normal matches. I have little hope for this blowoff match.