CMLL (FRI) 01/30 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy, Hijo del Faraon, Tony Rivera vs Apocalipsis, Inquisidor, Pólvora
2) Felino, Vangelis, Virus vs Máscara Púrpura, Máximo, Rey Cometa
3) Marcela vs Princesa Blanca [MEX WOMEN]
4) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Último Guerrero vs Averno, Mephisto, Villano V
5) La Sombra, Místico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Previews: ESTO, Ovaciones
Previewing a show that’s already in progress: always awesome. I have no idea what’s going on, in case it matters. (I mean on that show, though perhaps in general too.)
Princesa Blanca beating Marcela for the Mexican National Women’s Championship would be a miscarriage of justice, for sure. Blanca has been more interesting as a ruda (though, with the women’s matches all being cut down to about 4 minutes, it may seem that way just because they’re showing a short match instead of a long angle), but Marcela is still awesome and may prove that again if this match is any good. But…if they could promise me dropping the title frees up Marcela for more title matches with Amapola, I’d be okay with it. (Until the first time Blanca has to defend it against someone not named Marcela.)
I expect the title change, because this bit has had six weeks of build behind it. It may not be over even with this; Princesa Blanca is pretty clear on wanting a hair match. In that interview, Blanca also hits on her other goal – a more important role in the women’s division – and the ruda turn has certainly helped achieve that already.
The Panther/V5 feud and the Laguneros team ups appeared to be draw badly, but they’re not responible tonight – that’s on the golden tecnico trio and their rivals. I don’t suspect it’ll be this group of rudos that’ll be able to stop their winning streak.
I’m wondering if the semifinal will go the way it’s been built; maybe it’s time for a left turn, with Panther ending the night feuding with his teamates more than V5. I just don’t think they’re doing this only to give us more V5/Panther.