recap

taped 2012-12-23 @ Arena Mexico

tag champs

tag champs

Marcela vs Princesa Blanca in a lightning match: Good match. They had a bit too much of move turn taking, but the action was good throughout. They got a lot in under 7 minutes.

Fuego & Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero & Raziel for the Arena Coliseo (DF) Tag Team Championship: A usual great title match for these belts. Not everything went right and the match was a collection of usual CMLL big match tropes (rudos try a faceslam but someone leaves too soon and it’s turned into a cradle, guy who doesn’t try leg lock tries one and pays for it) without really adding anything new, but what it lacked in innovation it made up in volume. They got the time they needed and they kicked out of a lot of CMLL match enders before they finally got to the finish. The técnico dive by accident spot was the best example – that’s the end of match 99% of the time on a normal week, but it only set up a long stretch of the rudos taking over in this one. There is a bit of a formula to Stuka & Fuego tag team title defenses, but it’s been a good one, and it was good enough to get a crowd who wasn’t much into it thru two falls loud by the finish.

 

anyone want a pin

anyone want a pin

Mephisto, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. vs La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky: mostly Porky/Maximo comedy with a couple minutes of Volador/Mascara done with the usual idea. They really should’ve made the tag match the main event, those guys were trying at significantly higher level than this match.