CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2019-03-12

Star Jr. almost hit by a flying Espanto

Recapped: 03/23/2019


Bengala & Leono beat Apocalipsis & Cholo
(11:43 [4:58, 3:21, 3:24], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Akuma, Espanto Jr., Nitro beat Magnus, Retro, Star Jr.
(11:39 [3:52, 3:23, 4:24], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger beat Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa
(10:43 [3:58, 2:56, 3:49], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Black Panther beat Universo 2000 Jr. in a lightning match
(8:55, springboard dropkick, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, Audaz, Stuka Jr. beat Felino, Hechicero, Kawato San
(11:01 [3:51, 2:54, 4:16], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Diamante Azul, Dragón Lee, Místico beat Mephisto, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
(8:17 [5:06, 3:11], 1/2, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

checking in on Cholo

The main event was Mr. Niebla’s return to the promotion as a replacement of Negro Casas. Mephisto is disqualified for excessive rudoness in the first fall, which didn’t seem all that excessive but did seem like the planned finish. Dragon Lee pins Mephisto to set up a title match next week.

Bengala has a hamstring injury in the second fall enough that the doctor very slowly makes his way to ringside to check on him. Bengala continues, though the third fall derails a bit when Bengala is limping around on the outside and Leono won’t just go in.


Audaz is cool (though Hechicero stared at him for a long time waiting for the spot)

I liked the lightning match. It ended with a usual spot – or two of the usual dropkicks, actually – but it felt like Panther broke out a lot of stuff we don’t often seem from him in trios matches. Universo 2000 is a bland wrestler but felt like he was putting in an effort at least. He put in effort should first on his tope, going shoulder first with no fear of re-injuring it after all, and seemed to make it thru a match in one piece despite the lack of tape. Nothing super here but it didn’t feel routine.

The tercera was the professional midcard trios match that we’ve seen for the last few years with variations of the six people involved. It was both not much to write about and something worth acknowledging because the very workman-like average match has seemingly become much scarce late. The match is lacking a distinguishing moment but it is still entertaining.