taped 2012-05-14 @ Arena Puebla & 2012-05-20 @ Arena Mexico
Dragon Lee, Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso vs Espiritu Maligno, Karisma, Lestat : This was enough to the story over (and I’m so glad we’re getting to see the story here), but it probably could’ve used more time for the Puebla team to be in control. We’ve seen (and will see!) the DF trios’ offense a lot, this was the place for more Puebla guy showcases. Maybe we’ll get that next week. Announcers worked hard here.
Fuego, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pólvora, Sangre Azteca : Another match that was heavy on the story. The opener match was a more complete match, but this was a better story. My guess is Misterioso and Sangre make peace by working together to cheat Stuka out of a win the following week, but they’ve made this very interesting and put more care into it than I’d expect for these guys. They usually don’t put any care into them.
Dragón Rojo Jr. vs La Sombra for the CMLL World Middleweight Championship : The best Dragon Rojo match in – I don’t even know! Worlds better than the tag title match with Blue Panther & Diamante Azul. Sombra is an awesome guy (as he is here again), but it’s not like he was working with stiffs there; Dragon Rojo really stepped up his game here and it was great to see. This was one where he worked at the level he’s been pushed at, and he sorely needed it. Not MOTYC, but good enough where Sombra isn’t hurt by the loss (for anyone who sees it.)