CMLL Puebla: 2019-07-01

Dulce Gardenia

Recapped: 07/04/2019


Espíritu Maligno, Joker, Rey Apocalipsis beat Rey Samuray, Robin, Sonic
(12:54 [5:50, 3:10, 3:54], 1/3, n/r,

El Malayo, El Perverso, Toro Bill Jr. beat Arkalis, King Jaguar, Tigre Rojo Jr.
(7:31 [4:19, 3:12], 1/2, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Drone, Dulce Gardenia, Stigma beat Tyson La Bestia, Universo 2000 Jr., Virus
(21:17 [10:20, 5:41, 5:16], 2/3, ok,

Místico, Soberano Jr., Titán beat Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
(11:03 [1:17, 3:14, 6:32], 2/3, ok,

La Bestia Del Ring, Mr. Niebla, Terrible beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(14:03 [2:10, 5:18, 6:35], 2/3 DQ, ok,

What happened:

Rey Samurai does this better than the 450

Sanson fouled Terrible to conclude the main event.

King Jaguar and Perverso feuded during their match, which Perverso won in straight falls by using the ropes on a powerbomb. King Jaguar challenged Perverso to a lightning match and Perverso accepted.

Rey Apocalipsis returns for the first time in months, though his adelita is not with him. Sonic wears a t-shirt which spells his name “Soonny”.


If you like matches where the rudos have control for most of two falls and the third fall is spent with tecnicos showing off, the third and fourth matches have you covered. Doing the same match formula back to back didn’t really work great for a show that struggles to be a memorable week from week. The rudos in the fourth match were a lot better than in the third but they also sped thru the first couple of falls.

The real thing to take away is the big Arena Mexico introduction to Dulce Gardenia had the intended effect. Arena Puebla was thrilled when Gardenia tagged in, taking to him exactly as the big star he was portrayed. He did well in his role, which helps, but they were into him before he even did his nice looking moonsault. I often wonder how much fans of CMLL pay attention to shows they’re not at; they must’ve paid enough a bit to know Gardenia already. I’m not sure why the match went 20 minutes, though I didn’t grasp it was so long until doing the math.