CMLL on Marca: 2020-03-06

Atlantis sunset flip bomb

Recapped: 03/06/2020


Mercurio & Pierrothito beat Fantasy & Shockercito
(12:44 [4:48, 3:38, 4:18], 1/3, ok)

Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Dulce Gardenia beat Misterioso, Sagrado, Virus
(16:29 [8:33, 4:42, 3:14], 1/3, ok)

Titán beat Soberano Jr. in a lightning match
(9:09, springboard double stomp, good)

The dumb battle royal went 2:49.

Rey Cometa & Star Jr. beat Pólvora & Vangellys in a Mexican National Tag Team eighthfinal
(6:39, ok)

Atlantis Jr. & Flyer beat Cancerbero & Raziel in a Mexican National Tag Team eighthfinal
(6:17, ok)

Felino & Tiger beat Drone & Esfinge in a Mexican National Tag Team eighthfinal
(2:38, ok)

Rey Bucanero & Shocker beat Audaz & Fugaz in a Mexican National Tag Team eighthfinal
(2:47, below average)

Atlantis Jr. & Flyer beat Rey Cometa & Star Jr. in a Mexican National Tag Team quarterfinal
(4:38, ok)

Felino & Tiger beat Rey Bucanero & Shocker in a Mexican National Tag Team quarterfinal
(1:23, n/r)

Atlantis Jr. & Flyer beat Felino & Tiger in a Mexican National Tag Team semifinal
(7:04, below average)

Carístico, Valiente, Volador Jr. beat Cavernario, Euforia, Último Guerrero
(5:53 [1:28, 4:25], 1/2, ok)

What happened:

Atlantis Jr. & Flyer advanced to the finals of the national tag team tournament. They’ll meet Templario & Hijo del Villano III next week.

The main event ended in two falls, both cleanly.


Star Jr.

There wasn’t much on this show. The tournament got the most time and was perhaps the weakest of the four blocks in this stretch. Star Jr. & Rey Cometa were impressive, Raziel & Cancerbero tried, Atlantis looked good, but both the wrestlers and the programming left a lot to be desired. There’s no reason Bucanero & Shocker should be wrestling twice. They barely wrestled in either match they were in. Flyer wrestled with all the passion and excitement of someone told on Friday afternoon that they’d now also be working the weekend. Flyer also tired badly in the closing stretch of the final, which was bizarrely booked around him. His generic spots looked worse than usual. Felino & Tiger didn’t take the chance to show anything special as a team, and the final was all about waiting for a Cavernario appearance that never actually happened.

Soberano & Titan was the match of the night, though it wasn’t a complete success. It never developed past being a firework show, but it still is some good fireworks. Soberano looked on point with his flying, Titan was his equal and he added a little bit of rudoness to give the fans some rooting interest. They could’ve used more time to build up the match but they got the most they could in eight minutes. Titan doing his double stomp early and then coming back for it a second time is an unusual deviation from usual CMLL finisher psychology.

The rest wasn’t much worth writing about. The main event was rushed through. The concept might have been to show the tecnicos stand a very good chance of beating the Guerreros, but no one really thought much about the trios title match during the brief time the match lasted. A promo after the match could’ve helped; one not happening suggests the match actually was just short because they were rushing. Dulce Gardenia brought out the best of his teammates and opponents in the segunda, but the match didn’t come together in a memorable way. Shockercito did his usual good spots with Pierrothito and Mercurio, but the opener had nothing to offer beyond that.

3 thoughts to “CMLL on Marca: 2020-03-06”

  1. I’m sorry if this is something that has been addressed before, but I have been away from lucha libre for a while. Is that Rey Cometa back in his mask? What’s the reasoning for that [if there is one, since I haven’t been away long enough to forget this is CMLL after all]

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