CMLL on Marca: 2019-06-07

Templario impresses

Recapped: 06/07/2019


El Coyote & Grako beat Eléctrico & Oro Jr.
(12:19 [4:36, 3:35, 4:08], 1/3, ok, 00:01:10)

Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. beat Disturbio, Kawato San, Virus
(16:29 [6:22, 1:28, 8:39], 1/3, good, 00:21:22)

Audaz, Stuka Jr., Valiente beat Ephesto, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero
(11:07 [3:44, 3:15, 4:08], 1/3, ok, 00:46:35)

Cavernario beat Templario in a lightning match
(9:45, Cavernaria, great, 01:06:19)

Gilbert el Boricua, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero beat Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Niebla Roja
(13:57 [5:22, 2:16, 6:19], 1/3, ok, 01:20:13)

The dumb battle royal went 1:24

Flyer & Volador Jr. beat Felino & Negro Casas in a Copa Dinastia quarterfinal
(6:34, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Bestia Del Ring & Rush beat Euforia & Soberano Jr. in a Copa Dinastia quarterfinal
(7:10, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Bestia Del Ring & Rush beat Flyer & Volador Jr. in a Copa Dinastia semifinal
(5:36, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

I don’t know why he went for a pin

Rush & La Bestia del Ring won this block of Copa Dinastia.

Kawato attacked Black Panther before their match officially started, but the feud wasn’t much of the match.


Copa Dinastia was worse the sum of the matches. Euforia & Soberano were the most interesting team and the most interested team and were dismissed after one match. Rush & Bestia treated this as a normal Tuesday match. Volador treated this like Puebla. They saw it as just another miscellaneous CMLL tournament not worth getting excited for, and a final with La Bestia del Ring does not seem like something many will be excited to see. All the matches were OK at best, but stopping watching this show at the Templario/Cavernario match is really best.

I came into this show more tired than usual and I’m not sure if that’s why the matches didn’t seem to connect with me than usual. The last trios match of the night was all the usual bigger match spots from these wrestlers but it felt more like going thru those motions than something that came together as exciting. Gilbert got re-established as a big guy who can slap around the likes of Angel de Oro, but just slipping him in place doing Guerrero team spots felt off. Ultimo Guerrero’s superpower to reverse everyone’s finisher into a cradle remains strong.

Panther tope

Templario & Cavernario turned into an unexpected dive exhibition for an extended part of the middle of the match. The dives looked really cool, Templario nailed his while coming like an inch from hitting his head on the apron. This was overall Templario’s best performance in one of these so far, showing good offense and feeding into Cavernario’s counters. The crowd loves Cavernario at this point and they should, and his way into the cavernaria at the end was excellent. They probably have a better match in them if they’re not rushing to get done in 10 minutes.

The third match didn’t come together fully. Audaz got in a slightly higher spot than usual and had a hard night. Some of it was his fault, some of it was the rudos not giving proper help, some of it was production not showing the moves well. It didn’t add up to a great presentation. He still got the win but it is not a positively memorable performance. The rudos weren’t great in general, though that is about what is expected out of them.

I didn’t think much of the Panther match for the first two falls, outside of Virus being awesome in submitting Blue Sr. quickly to win the second fall. (Blue Panther doesn’t protect himself much in the layout of these matches nowadays.) The third fall was a lot of fun, since Blue Panther Jr. has a lot of impressive looking power moves he can do now that are different from the rest of the show. I am not sure why Black Panther is doing a train horn pull motion before his dropkick but at least he’s doing something. This was the most effective the brothers have looked in a while.

The opener was a regular level match that went a little bit crazy in the last couple of minutes. The crowd had loudly turned on the match a fall and a half earlier and it didn’t win them back but the thought was nice. Too much people standing around waiting to get hit and Electricochecking behind himself before finishing a springboard. Grako doing an elbow drop to the floor and covering was great comedy.

Cavernario gets a reversal at the last second