taped 2012-07-31 @ Arena Mexico
Dalis la Caribeña, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, La Seductora, Lady Afrodita: Amapola should be ashamed of herself for losing this match. She’s better than this! Serious question: why is Lady Afrodita a ruda? I’m not saying you can’t be a rudo if you’re smaller than average, but you’ve got to be bringing some rudo qualities with you, and there’s none coming thru with Afrodita. Even if she was the same size as everyone else, she’s just basically doing técnico offense and not showing a personality. This match was better than I would figured. It felt like they had done run thru it a few times in practice and were just repeating that, but whatever it takes to get a good outcome.
Hombre Bala Jr., Rey Cometa, Super Halcon Jr. vs Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel: Good match that got better as it went along. Halcón & Bala are still liable to screw up things, as they did here, but this group of rudos are as good working them. They’re good working with everyone, but Halcón & Bala look like guys with actually promise when they face the Cancerbero and Signo. Credit to usually scatter brained CMLL for keeping the técnicos together as a team so far. Maybe Raziel can give Puma King some tips on Cometa defeating next time they team up.
Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado vs Black Warrior, Niebla Roja, Vangelis: Another good match that got seriously great the last few minutes. Delta could’ve used a map a few different times, but everyone else was really sharp. Both teams, neither really usual trios, worked well together too. Warrior looks a lot better than a few months ago, but his partner Niebla Roja seems like the obvious Most Improved Luchador candidate. Definite match to check out.
Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger vs La Máscara, Super Porky, Titán: Okay. It’s great news for Tiger to have Titan and probably eventually new Místico to work with, because it goes so much smoother for him. A lot of the rest of the match was the usual bits, especially Porky/Bucanero stuff they’ve done many times before, but it was all okay. One quick tease of Mascara and Terrible at the end…