CMLL Martes: 2019-04-02

Sanson gets caught

Recapped: 04/09/2019


Fantasy & Último Dragóncito beat Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
(13:25 [5:35, 3:27, 4:23], 2/3, n/r, 

Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel beat Metatrón, Star Jr., Súper Astro Jr.
(9:10 [4:41, 0:41, 3:48], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Kawato San, Nitro, Sagrado beat Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. 
(10:32 [3:54, 1:53, 4:45], 2/3, n/r,

Templario beat Rey Cometa in a lightning match
(9:19, Templario gutwrench superbomb, good, 

Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán, Tritón vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
(9:59 [7:13, 2:46], 1/2, ok,

Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón  
(17:11 [5:01, 4:17, 7:53], 1/3, great, 

What happened: 

The main event set up a trios title rematch for the following week.

The rudos were disqualified in the second fall of the segunda for refusing to leave the ring in a timely manner. It seemed like the plan finish. The net effect is the técnicos really didn’t win a fall, though they got in some offense in the third fall before being cut off.


Panther tope

I’m watching things in an odd order; I watched the title match set up here just before getting to this main event. (It’s been a long week.) That match is easily better than this match but this match holds up pretty well on its own and they both seem different enough that it’s worth going back to see the less famous match. This is a smooth fast paced match with NGD creating some chaos to come take over the match, and the técnicos coming back with hot moves to win it. The repetitive nature of the Chavez brothers is less a problem when everything is moving too fast to really think about it, and this is a match which takes advantage of having so many people to keep going at all time. The finish was a bit complicated and came across well. These two teams have some great chemistry.

The difference in Maya & Triton and the top guys is more in how they’re booked than what they can d. They lost in two falls here. The first fall of them taking it to the Guerrero was good fun rendered meaningless when they lost in two falls cleanly. We’ll still always have Guerrero Maya and Gran Guerrero’s chop fight and Triton doing Místico spots, but this didn’t live up to the potential it showed early.

The lightning match turned into the Rey Cometa dive exhibition. I guess it makes sense when Templario is there to catch him. The back and forth cradle stretch – with Cometa nicely making something out of a broken move – worked a little better. Still, it was Cometa getting a lot of offense to make up for him taking the loss in the end rather than a competitive match. It was fun but missing a little bit of drama.