CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2019-02-26

stop looking at me



Akuma & Inquisidor beat Retro & Sangre Imperial
11:20 [4:48, 2:30, 4:02], 1/3, n/r, 00:01:55)

Disturbio, Nitro, Sangre Azteca beat Oro Jr., Star Jr., Súper Astro Jr.
(10:00 [7:38, 2:22], 1/2, n/r, 00:20:50)

Fuego beat Universo 2000 Jr. in a lightning match
(5:49, huracanrana, ok,

Esfinge, Titán, Tritón vs Kawato San, Misterioso Jr., Pólvora
(11:08 [5:05, 2:03, 4:00], 2 DQ/3, ok, 00:50:57)

Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto beat Kráneo, Stuka Jr., Volcano
(12:45 [2:59, 3:44, 6:02], 1/3, n/r, 01:13:38)

Atlantis, Místico, Valiente beat Hijo del Villano III, Último Guerrero, Villano IV
(7:46 [2:14, 2:00, 3:32], 2/3 DQ, ok, 01:36:39)

What happened:

Villano IV unmasked Atlantis to end the main event, though it was a struggle to do so.

Universo has tape only on his left shoulder.

Misterioso pulled off Esfinge’s mask for no good reason in the second fall, on his second try of doing it.

Super Astro slips when running up a corner and falls backwards badly. It looks like him going for a reverse tope and Nitro moving out of the way on its own, but it comes off more like a slip-on attempted backflip (which I guess could’ve gone worse.) The rudos react dumbly, hurriedly trying to throw a hurt Super Astro out of the ring and actually sending him into the middle rope. They’re visibly lost when trying to deal with Oro Jr. right away; Sangre Azteca looks either confused or shaken up.


The main event was a lesser version of the usual everyone goes home match. Hijo del Villano III is still green to be in the main event, and there was no narrative reason for him to be up so high with no Atlantis Jr. He’ll get better working with these but stood out poorly a couple of times. Not that the more experienced wrestlers were flawless. Último Guerrero & Místico royally messed up La Mistico, but UG at least had the awareness to try a different move. Villano IV is trying to brawl his way into the biggest payday and I can’t blame him as much as I don’t want to see it.

Maybe the first half of the first fall of the fourth match was good, but it didn’t hold up much from there. The second fall played to the people in the front row and wasn’t much good elsewhere. The DQ was rather lame. Titan looked like the best guy in the match; he had a good exchange with Kawato while Esfinge struggled.

The lightning match was short as far as they go, but the lift powerbomb into a huracanrana spot was as good a place to end as they were going to get. Fuego did a couple of fun things and Universo didn’t get in the way. My time really differs from the CMLL time for this match but I’m not possessed enough to figure out why.