CMLL on Marca: 2019-11-22

rudo Panther

Recapped: 11/22/2019


Angelito & Último Dragóncito beat Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pierrothito
(9:29 [4:10, 2:58, 2:21], 2/3 DQ, ok, 00:00:00)

Kawato San, Okumura, Virus beat Blue Panther Jr., Drone, Stigma
(18:45 [5:59, 6:14, 6:32], 2/3, ok, 00:17:24)

Black Panther went to a time limit draw with Esfinge in a lightning match
(10:00, ok, 00:45:10)

Audaz, Kráneo, Star Jr. beat Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Templario
(19:56 [7:13, 4:27, 8:16], 2/3, good, 01:00:06)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón beat Stuka Jr., Titán, Valiente
(17:47 [6:56, 3:35, 7:16], 1/3, ok, 01:30:53)

Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero beat Místico, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr.
(10:22 [5:43, 4:39], 1/2, ok, 01:59:00)

What happened:

Audaz tornillo

Negro Casas beat Soberano again to set up a title match.

Black Panther was vaguely rudo in the lightning match.

Pierrothito unmasked Dragoncito for no particular reason.

There are typically six edecanes for a Friday night. There were only four here. Maybe a cutback, maybe a random deal.


The main event felt shorter than it was, maybe because it just moved really good. They packed in a lot in two falls, it moved at a fast pace, and the crowd was into these wrestlers more than anyone else. There’s a lot of Tuesday matches like this; this was a bit better, though they didn’t anything they don’t normally do. Soberano and Negro Casas probably don’t need to happen a third time and it’d be really great if they came up with a reason to make this one a single fall match.

The NGD win on this show was a lot like the NGD wins on the last three shows. Maybe this one was slightly better; the Titan sequences in the last fall were good. It just wasn’t all that different, they followed the same pattern and the NGD aren’t changing much up week to week. The tecnicos did cool dives in the third fall. The match was fine but very samey.

the same spot al aways, but outside

The fourth match was worked really hard, they got plenty of time to let it develop, they built to a big finish, and they have a fun dive train. It just didn’t get much of any reaction from the crowd, at least on the live broadcast. The lack of crowd noise was noticeable all show, especially so here because of how hard they were working. There was a little lack of creativity, but the Hechicero/Templario sequences were so smooth that it made up for it. Templario and Audaz haven’t gotten to work a lot together, it was easy to forget how good they are as opponents. This is worth watching, even despite the reaction.

They tried in the lighting match. There were more ideas than usual, and dives when they didn’t have ideas. Panther as a pseudo-rudo was more varied in his attacks, though he fell back on his big moves early. The pre-match attack was a good way to establish Panther as the rudo. He couldn’t really keep up the aggression, and that’s something he’d need to improve on if he’s going to be booked on that side going forward. Esfinge is a vanilla guy to try this against, and the match predictably struggled to get a reaction. The last dive probably should’ve been cut out for more near fall teases.

Blue Panther Jr. needs his brother to help him be exciting, perhaps. The segunda instead had a spot where Panther Jr. knocked Drone of the apron while not paying attention. The work was fine but typically forgettable, with the third fall feeling interminable.

Angelito did a few good things and I was mostly distracted by stream issues in the opening match. Let’s just say it was OK. Ultimo Dragoncito is a very bald man, and doing a DQ in the opener is a bit strange but it’s an opener.