CMLL Puebla: 2019-02-11

feel the dropkick thru the screen

Recapped: 02/12/2019


Espíritu Maligno, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman beat Hijo de Centella Roja, Rey Samuray, Sonic
(12:56 [5:38, 4:32, 2:46], 2/3, n/r,

La Comandante, La Metálica, La Seductora beat La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit
(11:57 [6:21, 2:57, 2:39], 2/3, n/r,

Kawato San, Okumura, Sagrado beat Drone, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr.
(12:21 [3:53, 2:03, 6:25], 1/3, ok,

Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Vangellys beat Hijo del Villano III, Último Guerrero, Villano IV
(9:48 [4:22, 1:51, 3:35], 2/3 DQ, ok,

Rush beat Cuatrero
(14:21, 2/3, good,

  1. Cuatrero kneeling powerbomb (3:07)
  2. Rush corner dropkick (2:16)
  3. Rush Driver (8:58)

What happened:

Último Guerrero suddenly fouled Vangellys to end the semi-main.



The main event was a pleasant surprise. There’s not much to expect for Puebla main events, Rush main events, and Rush main events after he’s spent the weekend in Miami, yet he easily outdid expectations. Rush didn’t take Cuatrero seriously in the first fall, as he does and got caught for the loss. Cuatrero had to fight to get back into it after that and got in a lot in the third fall before getting dropped on his head. They may want to skip the powerbomb next time they try it, since there were problems with it in the first fall and when it was brought back in the third, but Cuatrero showed a lot of other moves that looked good. And maybe Rush is more willing to do stuff with younger guys who are also willing to take top rope superplexes. This was much closer to being great than ok.

I’d say the semi-main was a long way to go to end up with a foul, but they actually kept it pretty short. Vangellys tries to play Caifan to Último Guerrero and gasses out quick. Atlantis Jr. & Hijo del Villano doing mat work was a nice change of pace for them. They did fine with it. Better than at catching dives. Atlantis & Villano IV weren’t much there.

The tercera ended with Sagrado nearly falling out of the ring while powerbombing Drone, something I would not have thought was physically possible had I not seen it with my own eyes. Most wrestlers would believe you should do an additional move to end the match rather than leave it at that. Sagrado decided that was good enough. This was a very good enough match, which included Drone giving up on a pin too soon (helped by Tirantes purposely counting slow in a weird attempt to mess up a sequence he didn’t like, I think.) Drone does some cool things because remains careless. Kawato’s armbar is a million times better this his double stomp but now his hair looks like it could use some dye.