CMLL Martes: 2019-04-09

Soberano’s headscissors don’t work every time.

Recapped: 4/16/2019


Astral & Moreau beat El Guerrillero & Espíritu Negro
(15:36 [5:22, 5:23, 4:51], 2/3, ok,

Átomo, El Gallito, Microman beat Chamuel, Mije, Perico Zacarías
(15:31 [6:57, 1:28, 7:06], 2/3, ok

Blue Panther Jr., El Audaz, Tritón beat Kawato San, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
(12:40 [6:00, 3:08, 3:32], 1/3, n/r,

Flyer beat Felino in a lightning match
(5:51, DQ for Felino foul, ok,

Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Titán beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(7:09 [2:39, 2:11, 2:19], 2/3, ok,

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón © beat Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. to keep the Mexican National Trios Championship
(24:43 [5:28, 4:56, 14:19], 2/3, great,

What happened:


Nueva Generacion Dinamita retained the trios titles.

Angel was the referee for the Micros match.

Moreau and Guerrilero are Nitro trainees (trained in France, but neither is originally French), who just happened to be in Mexico when Eléctrico and Hijo del Signo happened to miss their match.


The main event was an exciting match between the two young teams. There was a lot of drama in the third fall, which went longer itself than most Tuesday main events tend to go. They didn’t lose any steam going that long. The big near falls felt like they could end the match either way. This was one were it felt like all six men were on the same level contributing, though Sansón got the big moment in the end. There were some sloppy moments that stuck out a bit more on a rewatch. I didn’t even notice Cuatrero getting medical attention live. It is enough to say it probably won’t make the best matches of the year, but it’s a solidly in the group just below.

Diamante Azul wears a t-shirt and doesn’t tag in during the early sequences. He drops off the apron to the floor as soon as the rudos take over the ring. Azul does not go in, letting Titan and Atlantis get pinned. He does come in after they get pinned, takes one kick to the midsection from Luciferno, ducks a forearm, and rolls out. Azul actually starts in the ring in the second fall, taking a double drop toe hold and then rolls to the apron. Titan has to help him off the apron to the floor where he’s finally medically attended to by the doctor. It is clear whatever injury Diamante Azul had dates to prior this match and unclear why he was allowed to wrestle in such condition. Titan steals the second fall as Diamante Azul is strechered away, and the third fall last just enough for the técnicos to get in some offense before Mephisto unmasks Atlantis.

Guerrillero slam

The lightning match wasn’t much. Flyer did not seem into this at all. There’s a sequence in the four-minute mark where he’s walking to take the backdrop to the apron, then taking two tries on a moonsault. The finish was strange, a shot that didn’t look like a normal foul but that was the only possible intent of the move. I don’t understand what they were going for.

The segunda answered the question “do the main micros have an easy match?” This was it. Chameul was great, with some impressive mas skills early, and Gallito did a plancha to the floor for some reason. Not much of the rest was good or memorable. This also felt like one not as much laid out in advance as previous ones, as it meandered a bit and had no direction. The end was a big three-man highspot which seemed like it came out of nowhere. You can skip it.

The one-off APC guys made the opener at least a bit worth some curiosity. Guerrillero/Hugo Perez stood out as a rudo with some power and a few impressive spots. Moreau looked like a lesser version of a lot people who are already here (or a worse Johnny Idol.) Their finish went quite bad. It is not a good idea to read too much into one match but I’m not sure we’ll ever see them again. Espíritu Negro got to do his bump and Astral had his first dive on a stream in a long time.