CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2019-03-19

he won the match

Recapped: 2019-03-24


Angelito & Fantasy beat Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico
(12:29 [4:35, 3:43, 4:11], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Disturbio, Hijo del Signo, Nitro beat Magnus, Robin, Star Black
(13:52 [6:46, 2:54, 4:12], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL

Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger
(12:13 [5:20, 2:43, 4:10], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Hechicero, Kawato San, La Bestia Del Ring beat Blue Panther, Kráneo, Volcano
(10:55 [3:03, 2:20, 5:32], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, Místico, Valiente beat Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Templario
(11:21 [4:11, 3:39, 3:31], 2/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dragón Lee defeats Mephisto © to win the CMLL World Welterweight Championship
(17:42, 2/3, great, VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Mephisto trap cradle (2;50)

  2. Dragon Lee casadora cradle (2:54)

  3. Dragon Bomb (11:58)

What happened:

Dragon Lee wins the CMLL Welterweight Championship from Mephisto

Star Black in his Arena Mexico debut appears accidentally eliminated early in the third fall. He got his shoulder up on a Disturbio, but it was the shoulder shielded away from referee Edgar. The rudos were winning eventually anyway but Star Black doesn’t get a chance to show much.


a Star Black highlight

Mephisto versus Dragon Lee was a strong way to end Mephisto’s title reign. It was a like most of Mephisto’s title matches, with a long third fall of back and forth big kickouts, with the smaller técnico battling to stay alive. It bordered on reaching level of too much when it got to the Canadian Destroyer, but it seemed balanced out by some small touches that made it stick out a bit more. The first fall surprise trap cradle was really well done, coming both as a surprise and looking really good. It didn’t work quite as well in the second fall, but they broke the trope of dong finishes in the first fall just to kick out of them later and made it more a question of what would end up the match. Mephisto did a great job of sneaking into a cradle while Dragon Lee was arguing over a count, Dragon Lee had the moment of ripping down his knee pad before delivering the knee to the face that set up the finish. Dragon Lee still destroyed himself in different ways during the match, you weren’t let down there, but it was more than usual title match formula.

The semi-main and the third match were similar in structure. There were disallowed técnico tag spots and the match turning around when the rudos were too busy posing rather than paying attention. An important difference is Negro Casas is great and brings out the best in Mistico. Another difference is Tirantes didn’t count three when he was bored. Atlantis & Rey Bucanero had trouble moving around but it didn’t prevent the semi-final from being very watchable.

Dragon Lee topes