CMLL Puebla: 2019-08-12

this is excellent

Recapped: 08/15/2019


Asturiano & Retro beat Black Tiger & Policeman
(14:29 [6:23, 4:52, 3:14], 1/3, ok,

El Malayo & El Perverso beat Halcón Suriano Jr. & Tigre Rojo Jr.
(8:19 [3:57, 2:01, 2:21], 1/3, ok,

Amapola, Dalys, La Comandante beat La Magnifica, La Vaquerita, Marcela
(10:32 [6:02, 2:13, 2:17], 1/3, ok,

Dulce Gardenia, Fuego, Stigma beat Olímpico, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr.
(12:38 [5:26, 2:11, 5:01], 2/3, ok,

Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Soberano Jr., Último Guerrero beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Místico, Sansón in a relevos increíbles match
(10:12 [4:10, 2:34, 3:28], ok, 1/3,

Carístico beat Rush
(13:00 [0:53, 12:07], 1 DQ/2 DQ, good,

What happened:


Rush unmasked Caristico in the first fall, then Caristico tossed his mask to get Rush disqualified again in the second fall. Rush walked off with Caristico’s mask.

UG got away with a foul on Mistico for the win, setting up a rematch the following week.


Caristico & Rush didn’t have the highspot match of Volador & Dragon Lee or the technical back and forth of Virus & Electrico. They had Caristico doing his version of the LA Park/Rush match, right down to doing the spear and the DQ finishes. This was not a traditional match by any means by they did find an entertaining way to do the usual silliness, and to surprise in it not going the full distance. This never felt as out of control as an LA Park match but it was built around the big crowd response moments the same way, and it worked better than I would’ve expected.

The NGD/Guerreros match is the definition of “Puebla” matches. It wasn’t bad, but they rushed thru the high spots to get it over with. There’s a better match here with more time or a venue they’re more interested in wrestling. Soberano did more with his partners than Mistico did with his, though even Soberano didn’t try some of the stuff we’ve seen him do in other mixed matches. Maybe the rematch will have more.


Dulce & Fuego are two-thirds of the way to a charismatic trio. Stigma wasn’t bad but didn’t quite fit the bit. (This is Drone’s spot.) Dulce’s act remains popular and he’s not having much stumbles, so someone made a good decision going with him. The problem for Fuego is that Dulce may not say at this level long to team with him.

Parts of this women’s match felt like Marcela & Dalys trying out different spots for their inevitable next title match. That’s as much useful purpose as possible. Magnificia seems like a more natural rudo but had a couple of impressive highspots as a tecnica. She was here on emergency replacement duty but obviously would be in the upper group of CMLL women if used her regularly.

I watched the two opening matches and could not come up with much to say about them. Not sure why the second match went so short but not sure it mattered.