Shockercito & Último Dragóncito beat Pequeño Violencia & Pierrothito
(10:55 [5:01, 2:58, 2:56], 2/3, ok)
Cancerbero, Raziel, Tiger beat Magia Blanca, Príncipe Diamante, Star Jr.
(15:58 [6:34, 3:30, 5:54], 1/3, ok)
El Audaz, Soberano Jr., Titán beat El Hijo del Villano III, Mecha Wolf 450, Virus
(19:09 [4:03, 6:21, 8:45], 1/3, good)
Diamante Azul beat Euforia for the Copa 78 Aniversario del Diario ESTO
(8:10, camel clutch, ok)
Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero vs Big Daddy, Ciber the Main Man, Gilbert el Boricua
(8:09 [2:59, 5:10], 1/2, ok)
Carístico, Dragón Lee, Místico beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(12:56 [2:50, 2:54, 7:12], 1/3, good)
Caristico, Mistico & NGD talked about the trios title match after the main event.
In the second fall of the semi-main, Big Daddy fouled Negro Casas, UG clotheslined him and Gilbert, then Ciber rolled up UG clean for the straight fall win.
Diamante Azul got a trophy.
The main event was the best match on the show while at no attempt to mix it up. If you’ve seen the usual weekly stuff of the tecnicos and NGD, they mashed together in the way they usually do. This was more of a direct set up to the trios title match than usual, and perhaps that’s why Dragon Lee felt more downplayed than usual. That title match should be the noteworthy match, this is just the consistent if too predictable time prior to it.
They’re making the Ciber matches quick, though they’re still not good. They’re just bad for less time. Big Daddy fits the profile of the usual high profile foreigner in CMLL: energetic, wants to do stuff, has absolutely no idea what’s going on. He can talk, though I’m not sure that talking in English is working with for Mexican fans and tourists. The cage match seems headed to being sufficiently mediocre, the standard CMLL seems to aspire to at the moment.
Diamante Azul carrying so much weight really caught up to him when he tried the ramp clothesline. He clipped the ropes but still made it over. That was maybe the only way he was really over here. The match was a basic Diamante Azul showcase, with Euforia getting to kick out of a few things to keep the match going for a while. He did his best. Azul did the same sloppy performance seen from him all year.
Soberano has a big brace on this right shoulder and these are the only rudos willing to go after it. Give credit to Virus for starting the attack. They got a lot of time and there was a lot of action, though it didn’t really build in a huge way. Mecha Wolf fit in fine with these guys. Audaz had some big dives that make you wish he had more to actually do here.
Magia Blanca, Principe Diamante, and Star Jr. are all tecnicos equally lost in the second/third level mix. Star Jr. easily outpaced the other two in this match, pulling off the best high spots in this match. Magia Blanca doesn’t do much post-injury and Principe Diamante wasn’t impressive. Raziel & Cancerbero are better than Espanto & Signo, which is saying very little except Espanto & Signo are still booked higher than them for some reason.
The opener was competent if not a lot more. Shockercito, Ultimo Dragoncito, and Pierrothito are the long-time veterans getting to have a Friday night match. Hasn’t happened much for them lately, may not happen much more, but they didn’t make anything of it. Neither should we.