CMLL on Marca: 2019-01-18


Recapped: 01/18/2019. Video links will be added later.


Akuma, Espanto Jr., Metálico beat Arkalis, Astral, Magnus  
(14:04 [5:15, 3:50, 4:59], 1/3, ok, )

La Jarochita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit beat Amapola, Dalys, Metálica
(13:55 [5:55, 3:21, 4:39], 1/3, ok, )

Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa beat Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Virus
(14:46 [6:30, 3:48, 4:28], 2/3, ok, )

Kráneo, Stuka Jr., Volcano beat Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
(10:20 [6:40, 3:40],
1/2 DQ, ok, )

Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja, Valiente beat Ephesto, Gilbert el Boricua, Mephisto
(14:14 [4:41, 3:25, 6:09], 2/3, ok,

Rush beat Euforia
(17:10, 1/3, good, 

  1. Rush corner dropkick (4:15)

  2. DQ Rush unmasking Euforia (2:7)

  3. Rush Driver (10:48)

What happened: 

Virus at work

Rush so destroyed Euforia’s mask that he had to leave to get a new one before the third fall. He also destroyed the second fall card over Euforia’s head. Euforia was stretchered out after taking the Rush Driver, only Rush attacked him on the stretcher and threatened to do more until Edgar tackled him.

Hechicero & Kraneo were pinned at the same time in the second fall. Stuka and Rey Bucanero were left to finish it. Stuka tried the splash, Rey Bucanero stood up to and tried to pull off Stuka’s mask as he fell to the mat, but missed. He got it after Stuka was on the mat.

Akuma, in his first unmasked match, had white face paint on resembling his brother Demus.


The third fall of the main event turned into a really fun match, with Euforia keeping up with Rush’s brawling and more moves in the ring than you’d normally get from Rush. Rush gave it more effort than he has in some of these other singles matches, and Euforia did well enough to survive the corner dropkick even though he never actually won a fall. Everyone seemed to like this much more than me, so don’t let my grade stop you from watching. I think it might play even better if you haven’t watched a largely boring two-hour show prior to it.

haven’t seen this one before

Gilbert isn’t moving any better than the last time we saw him, so having him battle Diamante Azul all match wasn’t ideal from an excitement standpoint. Both men would’ve been better off throwing around the smaller wrestlers and only got to do in the third fall. The finish, Azul pinning Gilbert clean with a German suplex, suggests there’s no great plans for this going forward.

The fourth match was boring, as expected with this rudo side. Hechicero trying to do mat work with Volcano was at least a little funny, though I wish he had better things to do this night. The messed up finish was enough to knock this down a level.

I could not get into the tercera at all, though there were moments where the técnicos were doing some impressive things in the third fall. Maybe it’s been too long of a day for me because the crowd seemed to appreciate it after the match. Cometa’s Brillo Cometa looked good, Virus had a nice submission at the end of the first fall, Esfinge’s timing seemed off a lot, cameras didn’t do a great job of catching Maya’s dive at the end.

brillo cometa

The women’s match was quiet even by their standards. They weren’t messing things up, but it wasn’t interesting.The ruda section felt like it went on forever, then the tecnicas were back in control for about 30 seconds before Dalys tries a double suplex that didn’t really fit. They gave Metalica a second fall pinfall over Marcela that normally would go to Dalys, the though tradeoff was Dalys not taking a pin at the end.

Opener had good moments and trouble keeping the pace up between them. Metálico works a lot faster dancing then he does in the ring nowadays. Akuma & Espanto seem motivated to make an impression as a team, which seems unlikely to go anywhere but at least thought is nice. The técnicos all did a couple things well without having a completely impressive match.

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