recap

taped 2013-04-16 @ Arena Mexico

HALCONBALA

Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Super Halcón Jr. vs Artillero, Súper Comando, Taurus: The torito is up there with casitas as the most dangerous holds in all of CMLL. You scarcely get up from those. A better sounding match than it actually turned out to be; Super Comando and Artillero are a fun team when they’re interested in doings stuff, but they were just kind of passing thru on this one. Rudos section was a drag as a result. The young guys are still iffy at times but getting better.

 

Misterioso works the arm

Diamante, Sagrado, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis: by the numbers trios match which was underwhelming in some parts and stronger in others. Nothing really rising to be memorable over the many other variations of the same match. The end spot with Vangelis’s dropkick on Diamante was the best looking part of the match.

 

Sombra makes complicated things easy

Ángel de Oro, Delta, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión: An okay/good match that I watched broken up quite a bit, so didn’t get the greatest feel. Escorpion and Stuka have good potential as opponents but didn’t come off as more than an insta-fued. They did it playing their usual characters well, but it still seemed like two names picked out of a hat.

 

Vangelis ends Diamante

La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto: The B/B+ version of this match. They weren’t pushing themselves and each other as much as they were when these two teams were feuding (and when the técnicos were still a feud), because it was a random Tuesday match; this was more formula but it was well done formula. Leading up to the triple tope spot is not quite as impressive when the last match did the same thing. On the other side of the coin, maybe finishing with one of those bits they always do for a near fall – everyone gets cradles at once – would be a nice change of pace.