recap

taped 2013-01-18 @ Arena Mexico

Puma King knockeout dropkick

Pegasso, Starman, Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo: Highlight of this match was the Tuareg paying so little attention that they completely forgot who the técnico captain was and had to be educated by the referee. But they got to do all their illegal moves which are not illegal for no particular reason, so that’s great. This was that kind of match.

 

Diamante Azul STRONG

Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Puma in a lightning match: Good match, and a good lightning match. Maya won just because he was in a better position when he did his big submission finisher (Maya more alert than Puma.) It was a fair bit of trading big moves and kicking out in the end, but it didn’t feel start/stop like it can be. Even though they came close to hitting the time limit, it didn’t feel rushed or prematurely ended, they just had nine minutes of fun stuff to do. These two worked together well and I hope we get a rematch when CMLL inevitably does another convoluted league style tournament this summer.

 

Zacarias spinning

Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Shocker: Marco Corleone being gigantically over was the story of the match. Crowd is always into him but it seemed like a little extra here. (Definitely didn’t seem like a show where the top stars were missing.) They seemed to take advantage and focus more on Marco as a result Match was about normal for these guys, with a minimal amount of Niebla and Azul, but they crowd definitely enjoyed it.