CMLL Mexico: 2019-09-10

Stuka being neat

Recapped: 09/11/2019


Pequeño Nitro & Pierrothito beat Fantasy & Último Dragóncito
(10:31 [3:56, 2:49, 3:46], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Disturbio, Espíritu Negro, Nitro beat Magia Blanca, Oro Jr., Príncipe Diamante
(10:38 [4:58, 2:23, 3:17], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Pegasso, Star Jr., Stigma beat Ares (Costa Rica), Escualo (Costa Rica), Kaiser (Costa Rica)
(13:39 [5:39, 3:34, 4:26], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Rey Cometa beat Pólvora in a lightning match
(8:04, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys beat Flyer, Kráneo, Stuka Jr.
(12:52 [5:42, 4:33, 2:37], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla beat Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
(8:28 [0:58, 7:30], 1/2 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Cavernario grabbed Volador’s leg to fake a foul, ending the main event in two falls. This set up a singles match next week.



The main event seemed a bit better than usual. The rudos were aggressive in the opening quick fall, the tecnicos showed more speed than usual. This wasn’t the Arena Puebla walked thru nothing two fall match, this was more trying to make something out of limited time. It isn’t worthwhile on its own, but it was good enough to close the show and set up next week fine.

The semifinal seemed like the happy Tuesday match, except the tecnicos just didn’t go for a pin when they had a sure win, stood around for a bit, one person did a dive, and the two other people got beat easily. Not so satisfying. Flyer looks better working with Hechicero than with anyone else, the truest sign of Hechicero’s evil powers.

The lightning match progressed at a dawdling pace, going eight minutes more because Polvora was taking his time between moves rather than having a lot to do. They forced in a stage dive, a spot that’s becoming meaningless because it’s forced into matches like this for lack of better ideas. It was a solid though not interesting match.

The Arena Mexico version of the Costa Rica tag didn’t have the energy of the similar Arena Puebla one. I haven’t taken a long look at the Costa Rica Wrestling Embassy results in a while, but I suspect the rudo team doesn’t get a lot of chances to work as rudos, definitely not CMLL style, and that may be an obstacle to making this interesting. This was also a lesser group of tecnicos than Monday to be fair. More than moves and even rhythm, they’re missing a bit of personality. I know these guys by their names and their masks but not much else.

Nitro’s flipping DDT was so horrible that he needs to stick to the bad piledriver. That’s all my thoughts about the match.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-09-09

it’s his one move but it’s a good move

Recapped: 09/10/2019


Ares el Poblano, Black Tiger, Guerrero Espacial beat Asturiano, Meyer, Millenium
(13:23 [5:21, 3:48, 4:14], 1/3, n/r,

Drone, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Ares (Costa Rica), Escualo (Costa Rica), Kaiser (Costa Rica)
(15:21 [6:36, 3:54, 4:51], 2/3, ok,

Hijo del Villano III, Perverso, Universo 2000 Jr. beat Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Kráneo
(13:18 [5:50, 3:46, 3:42], 1/3, ok,

Atlantis, Flyer, Titán beat Hechicero, Templario, Vangellys
(15:55 [5:18, 4:14, 6:23], 2/3, below average,

Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. beat Dragón Lee, Terrible, Valiente in a relevos increíbles match
(5:09 [2:58, 2:11] , 1/2 DQ, below average,

What happened:

Terrible fouled Negro Casas for no real reason in the main event.


Templario has to armdrag himself

The main event was a nothing five-minute match where Mr. Niebla taking Valiente’s monkey flip was one of the few bumps. The crowd generally had a “that’s all?” feeling after the second fall, and rightfully so. There are matches which are much more of a disaster from a technical standpoint. This one felt like one from a value aspect.

Atlantis is a less mobile version of Octagon now. I may have to cut out writing about Atlantis matches entirely because the chances of them being any good with him being involved are low, and there’s nothing more to say about a cleared hobbled luchador who keeps having matches. Hechicero tried to do some small interesting stuff here in a wasted effort.

Villano III and Universo just standing in the ring and watching Kraneo run rump first into Perverso seems a bit mean for a teammate. The tercera gave you the usual slight glimmer that Black Panther might have something more to offer and not a lot more. Of the four spinning backbrackers Blue Panther Jr. did, only one time did his knee meet his opponents back.

The Costa Rica/Mexico match got a good reaction. The novelty of Mexico vs another country is still there, provided it doesn’t go too long. The Costa Ricans couldn’t go at the full speed of the Mexico tecnicos, which stood out a bit in the third fall (especially with Drone.) They were in the right places when they needed to be, they didn’t do much interesting on their own but then they didn’t limit Fuego and crew. It was very much the difference between wrestling all the time and once a month.