CMLL Puebla: 2020-02-17

bad times for Astro

Recapped: 2020-02-18


Hijo de Centella Roja, King Jaguar, Meyer beat Ares, Black Tiger, Guerrero Espacial
(16:16 [7:17, 3:26, 5:33], 2/3, n/r,

Espíritu Maligno, Joker, Pierrothito beat Astro, Shockercito, Último Dragóncito
(14:03 [6:37, 3:25, 4:01], 1/3, n/r,

Diamond, Fuego, Stigma beat El Perverso, Espíritu Negro, Toro Bill Jr.
(12:53 [5:35, 2:06, 5:12], 2/3, n/r,

Gran Guerrero, Shocker, Último Guerrero beat Diamante Azul, Soberano Jr., Titán
(14:27 [6:43, 2:29, 5:15], 1/3, ok,

Felino, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. beat Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Cavernario in a relevos increíbles match
(13:00 [3:04, 3:08, 6:48], 1/3, ok,

What happened:

Zacarias cut Cavernario off from a splash on Volador, Cavernario attacked Zacarias and Volador fouled Cavernario (though he claimed it was a clean hit. Cavernario strangely cuts a tecnico promo in setting up a match with Volador.

good times for Astro!


The main event was one of those where it felt low effort even as people were doing dives out of the ring. They make it look easy while taking it easy. It also spent two falls teasing out a Cavernario/Angel de Oro vs Casas brothers match, then right turns into another Volador/Cavernario singles match. CMLL paring down the types of feuds they’ll do is a big factor in why everything feels so repetitive. 90% of the main events seem to make no difference, but there’s still only one type of main event they’ll try.

The third fall of the semi-main, with Titan & Soberano going thru their athletic spots and Shocker goofing around, is the most watchable fall to that point in the show. (It’s not a good show at all.) Gran Guerrero does just enough with Soberano to wonder if he can have the sort of matches Templario does with the tecnico. They’ve never done that singles match. Shocker probably shouldn’t be beating Titan at this point but that would be treating these matches as if they were meaningful.