CMLL on Marca: 2019-04-12

now there’s two crazy caveman

Recapped: 04/13/2019

Matches:

Akuma & Espanto Jr. beat Príncipe Diamante & Robin
(10:21 [4:41, 2:23, 3:17], 1/3, below average, 00:01:19 )

Black Panther, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. beat Hechicero, Pólvora, Vangellys
(10:58 [3:18, 3:13, 4:27], 2/3, ok, 00:18:14)

Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Terrible beat Dragón Lee, Niebla Roja, Valiente
(10:51 [3:37, 1:52, 5:22], 1/3, ok, 00:38:16)

the dumb battle royal went 3:26

Carístico & Mephisto beat Flyer & Forastero in a Torneo Increible de Parejas eighthfinal
(4:48, ok, 01:06:35)

Euforia & Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Ángel de Oro & La Bestia Del Ring in a Torneo Increible de Parejas eighthfinal
(5:54, ok, 01:14:58)

Cavernario & Titán beat Blue Panther & Máscara Año 2000 in a Torneo Increible de Parejas eighthfinal
(6:31, ok, 01:23:17)

Sansón & Soberano Jr. beat Rey Bucanero & Tritón in a Torneo Increible de Parejas eighthfinal
(4:40, ok, 01:32:45)

Carístico & Mephisto beat Euforia & Guerrero Maya Jr. in a Torneo Increible de Parejas quarterfinal
(4:45, ok, 01:40:08)

Cavernario & Titán beat Sansón & Soberano Jr. in a Torneo Increible de Parejas quarterfinal
(6:05, good, 01:47:30)

Cavernario & Titán beat Carístico & Mephisto in a Torneo Increible de Parejas semifinal
(11:08, great, 01:55:43)

Volador Jr. beat Gilbert el Boricua
(10:24, 1/3 DQ, ok, 02:10:02)

  1. Volador Jr. backcracker (1:35)
  2. Gilbert Mexican Destroyer w/ropes (1:20)
  3. DQ Gilbert for Volador faked foul (7:29)

What happened:

all the dives

Volador faked a foul in the third fall of the main event, payback for last week.

Titan & Cavernario advanced to the final on 04/26.

In their opening round match, Bestia accidentally hit Angel de Oro early in their match. Angel de Oro superkicked him by less of an accident later. The match lasted a while longer, but they didn’t work together and were doomed after that.

Thoughts:

The main event was better than I was expecting. Gilbert couldn’t move more than usual, but he can react quickly when Volador gets close to him, and Volador got close to him at the right times. It fell into the usual pattern of a Volador singles match and Gilbert didn’t seem as out of place of it as, say, Vangellys did in the Último Guerrero match last month. Gilbert is still missing the physically imposing feeling he had as Mil Muertes and I’m not sure he’ll ever get that back. The finish was logical and a way out of a finish they probably don’t want to do at this point but it was still cold. It’s easy to see they should’ve switched this to before the tournament.

adios Dragon

This was a really good tournament! It’s mostly carried by Cavernario & Titan pulling off the unexpected upset win, but they built well to that point. Even the previous partial upset of Guerrero Maya eliminating Mephisto set the stage well for the final: of course Carístico & Mephisto were going to just make comebacks all night and Titan & Cavernario had no real chance. Until they actually did. Titan & Cavernario versus Sansón & Soberano was the short tournament action match, Titan & Cavernario versus Mephisto & Carístico was the full length back and forth and back and forth again match. Mephisto & Carístico switched well to rudos for the occasion, which is a little bit of a tipoff but still worked. That tournament block final alone is worth watching, but you might as well start early and watch the semifinal prior.

There’s nothing else from the tournament strongly worth checking out. Others got into the Blue Panther/Titan mat work section more than I did. The Sanson/Soberano versus Triton/Rey Bucanero first round match was the best to me, though nothing must see. Angel de Oro & La Bestia lasted a lot longer than they should’ve given the break up set up happened pretty early. Flyer had a bad night and didn’t get caught at all on his moonsault. He came up with a limp and got counted out when that might have not been the intended plan. Flyer was able to walk to the back afterward.

The tercera was the most professional of the three undercard matches, though it was missing a bit of a spark. Negro Casas & Dragon Lee have been great together in the past. Casas didn’t seem eager for it tonight and didn’t have the same chemistry. Niebla Roja & Terrible feuded a little bit, just not as good as Hechicero & Stuka the match before. The rest of the action was fine if not memorable.

Titan has two weeks to work on his Worm

There was a good effort in the second match but it didn’t work out. Stuka & Hechicero tried really hard to hype their rivalry, it was the best part of the match and it was strange they didn’t use that for the finish. Rey Cometa is trying so hard with the new look. I hope it gets him his push as skeptical I am of it actually happening. The third fall got derailed a bit. Black Panther tries a headscissors that Polvora was on a different page. Cometa was shook up after hitting the ropes wrong.

This show didn’t start well. Everyone seemed off. Robin and Akuma have faced each many times and the tricky stuff looked worse than usual here. Principe Diamante was a bit sloppy. The Espanto wheelbarrow suplex finish in the first fall was sloppily done and could’ve ended dangerously. He was in a rough mood the rest of the match and probably should never try a reverse ‘rana again.

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