All matches taped on Arena México, 06/23/2019
Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany beat La Guerrera, Marcela, Skadi
(13:59 [8:10, 2:32, 3:17], 2/3, below average, HVSLuchaLibre)
Templario beat Valiente in a lightning match
(8:52, ok, HVSLuchaLibre)
Audaz & Kawato San defeated Flyer, Súper Astro Jr., Hijo del Villano III, Star Jr., Eléctrico, Príncipe Diamante, Halcón Suriano Jr., Sonic in the CMLL World Super Lightweight contenders cibernetico
(17:03, good, HVSLuchaLibre)
- 04:43 Electrico springboard elbow drop Sonic
- 06:24 Principe Diamante flipping DDT Halcon
- 08:18 Super Astro Jr. top rope reverse tope Electrico
- 10:00 Star Jr. head trap armbar Principe Diamante
- 10:47 Hijo del Villano III top rope splash Super Astro Jr.
- 11:50 Flyer Spanish Fly Star Jr.
- 14:19 Audaz Spanish Fly Flyer
- 17:03 Kawato double stomp Hijo del Villano III
Kawato & Audaz move onto a final match for the vacant superlight weight championship next week.
The main event was a fun cibernetico where everything didn’t quite hit but enough did to make it enjoyable. These always tend to keep the more important people out of the way until the end and they did so even more so in this match. Audaz might have been in the stands drinking coffee until about minute twelve for all I could tell. That gave some of the other people space to show what they could do. Sonic looked great with that chance, seeming enthusiastic about the chance to do a lot more than he shows in most opening matches. Super Astro Jr. did well too. Halcon Suriano Jr. didn’t get to do as much as I’d expect and Electrico seemed shook up after banging his head off the barrier on his dive, so those were a bit more disappointing. Principe Diamante had the worst night, with his finish on Halcon going badly and having trouble in his own elimination spot. At least he got to do a stage dive. The final sequence between Kawato, Audaz and Hijo de Villano III was very well done; the near eliminations were very convincing and Villano looked better here than he has earlier. This had some flaws but was exactly the sort of match it should’ve been.
A rare lightning match on this show, thanks to the other two matches being longer than usual. It is weird to see one without the clock, though here it had to be done since they cut about twenty seconds from the match. The match itself was borderline, right down to the end: it was super impressive for Templario to give Valiente a middle rope gutwrench bomb and less impressive that Valiente seemed to be escaping the finishing pin. That finish seemed like it took a lot but of both of them. The rest of the match was the usual bit, many of the same spots we see from them in every match done well if not put together in any super memorable way. They did make the last few minutes more dramatic than a usual lightning match.
I watched this opener basically because I had already timed the cibernetico, I halfway wanted to the lightning match and it just made it easier to do a full recap. I have not seen Skadi in action might. The Sunday women’s matches are not much better than the other days. La Guerrera can do a rope walk armdrag but also blew a cradle with Dalys. Skadi is huge. No one would’ve had a problem if they finished this match was just the eight-minute first fall. I’m unsure why they had an eight-minute first fall.