CMLL Puebla: 2019-05-27

the Zacarias tope is too strong for Soberano

Recapped: 06/02/2019

Matches:

Astro, Centella Roja, Meyer beat Espíritu Maligno, Guerrero Espacial, Sombra Diabólika
(12:31 [6:28, 3:09, 2:54], 1/3, n/r,
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El Perverso, Fuerza Chicana, Nitro beat King Jaguar, Star Jr., Tigre Rojo Jr.
(14:49 [7:10, 2:14, 5:25], 1/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

El Audaz, Esfinge, Tritón beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Tiger
(11:40 [3:03, 2:09, 6:28], 2/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas beat Carístico, Soberano Jr., Valiente
(6:12 [3:17, 2:55], 1/2, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Mephisto & Volador Jr. beat Niebla Roja & Terrible in the Torneo Increible de Parejas final
(19:36 [5:42, 4:24, 9:30], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Triton & Esfinge have finally found a third person to pose with

Volador & Terrible won the tournament

Mr. Niebla snuck in a foul on Caristico to win the match. That set up a singles match the following week.

Thoughts:

It was sort of amazing that these four went thru the motions of trying in the main event, given how desperately they did not care for the first two falls. This was dreadful for the first ten minutes. I’m not sure I would’ve thought much of the third fall if it hadn’t followed what came before, the bar was lowered so much. They went thru their usual stuff for a while, which was better than doing nothing at all, but really not worth the extended length of this match. It added it up to something that was technically ok, but boring enough at the start that I wouldn’t think most people would sit thru and it wasn’t enough of a reward at the end for that time commitment. CMLL got the effort they probably should’ve expected from four guys who knew this match was big in name only and should’ve used someone who would’ve been more excited about it.

Nothing super in the semi-main, but they knew they only had about five minutes to work and made it five hard minutes. Peste Negra took most of the match and were super active. Casas & Soberano had a couple of good sequences leading into their title match this weekend. Caristico & Mr. Niebla seems like a bad idea but at least it is a different bad idea.

The tecnicos seemed more motivated than usual in the tercera. The motivation didn’t always pay off but effort is always nice in Arena Puebla. Triton trying to repeat the Fenix spot got laughs from the crowd but I’m just happy he’s keeping up with lucha outside of CMLL. Tiger remains Audaz’s best opponent but it was really strange for Audaz to wrestle the whole with his entrance coat on.

this catch went better for Casas

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