CMLL on TV Mexiquense: 2019-06-30

a Sonic dive

Recapped: 06/30/2019

All matches taped on Arena México, 06/23/2019


Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany beat La Guerrera, Marcela, Skadi
(13:59 [8:10, 2:32, 3:17], 2/3, below average, HVSLuchaLibre)

Templario beat Valiente in a lightning match
(8:52, ok,

Audaz & Kawato San defeated Flyer, Súper Astro Jr., Hijo del Villano III, Star Jr., Eléctrico, Príncipe Diamante, Halcón Suriano Jr., Sonic in the CMLL World Super Lightweight contenders cibernetico
(17:03, good, HVSLuchaLibre)

  • 04:43 Electrico springboard elbow drop Sonic
  • 06:24 Principe Diamante flipping DDT Halcon
  • 08:18 Super Astro Jr. top rope reverse tope Electrico
  • 10:00 Star Jr. head trap armbar Principe Diamante
  • 10:47 Hijo del Villano III top rope splash Super Astro Jr.
  • 11:50 Flyer Spanish Fly Star Jr.
  • 14:19 Audaz Spanish Fly Flyer
  • 17:03 Kawato double stomp Hijo del Villano III

What happened:


Kawato & Audaz move onto a final match for the vacant superlight weight championship next week.


The main event was a fun cibernetico where everything didn’t quite hit but enough did to make it enjoyable. These always tend to keep the more important people out of the way until the end and they did so even more so in this match. Audaz might have been in the stands drinking coffee until about minute twelve for all I could tell. That gave some of the other people space to show what they could do. Sonic looked great with that chance, seeming enthusiastic about the chance to do a lot more than he shows in most opening matches. Super Astro Jr. did well too. Halcon Suriano Jr. didn’t get to do as much as I’d expect and Electrico seemed shook up after banging his head off the barrier on his dive, so those were a bit more disappointing. Principe Diamante had the worst night, with his finish on Halcon going badly and having trouble in his own elimination spot. At least he got to do a stage dive. The final sequence between Kawato, Audaz and Hijo de Villano III was very well done; the near eliminations were very convincing and Villano looked better here than he has earlier. This had some flaws but was exactly the sort of match it should’ve been.

this seems tough on Seductora to hold her arms high up than it is for La Guerrera

A rare lightning match on this show, thanks to the other two matches being longer than usual. It is weird to see one without the clock, though here it had to be done since they cut about twenty seconds from the match. The match itself was borderline, right down to the end: it was super impressive for Templario to give Valiente a middle rope gutwrench bomb and less impressive that Valiente seemed to be escaping the finishing pin. That finish seemed like it took a lot but of both of them. The rest of the match was the usual bit, many of the same spots we see from them in every match done well if not put together in any super memorable way. They did make the last few minutes more dramatic than a usual lightning match.

I watched this opener basically because I had already timed the cibernetico, I halfway wanted to the lightning match and it just made it easier to do a full recap. I have not seen Skadi in action might. The Sunday women’s matches are not much better than the other days. La Guerrera can do a rope walk armdrag but also blew a cradle with Dalys. Skadi is huge. No one would’ve had a problem if they finished this match was just the eight-minute first fall. I’m unsure why they had an eight-minute first fall.

CMLL Domingo: 2018-06-17 

team Munoz

Recapped: 06/17/2018


Akuma & El Coyote beat Astral & Eléctrico
(12:11 [5:25, 2:59, 3:47], 1/3, good, 

Gallito, Micro Ángel, Microman beat Chamuel, Mije, Perico Zakarías
(14:02 [5:25, 1:27, 7:10], 2/3, ok, 

Princesa Sugehit beat Estrellita, MistiqueMarcelaMalignaDalysReyna IsisMetálicaLa SeductoraAmapola in a cibernetico match
(28:59, good, 

13:15 Metalica sit down piledriver La Maligna
15:24 Seductora armbar Mystique
16:01 Estrellita star cross Metálico
18:26 Amapola Devil’s Wings Estrellita
20:16 Marcela double stomp La Seductora
21:44 Princesa Sugehit armbar Amapola
24:34 Marcela tapatia Isis
26:54 Dalys scorpion Marcela
28:59 Princesa Sugehit armtrap armbar Dalys

Blue Panther beat Felino in a lightning match
(7:37 [3:06, 0:33, 3:58],

  1. Felino dropkick to the head (3:06)
  2. Blue Panther figure four pin (0:33)
  3. Blue Panther armbar (3:57)

Atlantis, Valiente, Volador Jr. beat Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
(6:42 [2:30, 1:43, 2:29], 2/3, 

Mistico & Rush beat Cuatrero & Sansón
(11:04 [1:32, 2:29, 7:03], 1/3, good, 

What happened: 

Electrico springboard headscissors

This was a special Father’s Day show, announcing as airing just an hour before it took place.

Cien Caras came in the ring and tried to help his sons in the third fall (though oddly while they were pinning the Munoz boys). Bestia pulled out Tirantes to break up that count, and his sons won cleanly soon after

The lucha libre commissioner stopped the first fall to demand Blue Panther & Felino unmask, until Felino convinced him they had permission. Felino unmasked after winning the first fall. Panther immediately pinned Felino to start the second, but the count was delayed because Tirantes didn’t seem clear it was supposed to be a finish. Panther unmasked between falls and brawled with Felino into the crowd. Panther did the multiple tope spot in the third fall, but was cut off from a third tope by Tirantes blocking his path. That allowed Felino to get in, where he was quickly submitted.

Sugehit challenged Dalys for a title match after their win.

Guapito was the referee for the micro match.


don’t mess with Microman

The main event fit the special occasion show, feeling like a simple all-star exhibition match until the last couple of minutes. It was solidly worked without having a lot to it until the finish kicked it. It didn’t quite reflect with the crowd wanted to see – Rush and Mistico worked tecnico while being solidly booed – but they kept with their normal match either way. Cien Caras looked like he was hurting just getting to the ring, so the best part of this match was not having him wrestle in it. I’m not sure what was supposed to happen at the finish but I also didn’t put a lot of thought into figuring it out.

The semi-main was the sort of main event trios match after a big singles match, though it wasn’t really following a big singles match. Maybe it was just quicker because the show was going long, but they managed to fit in a lot of impressive Guerrero offense in the short time. Volador looked good in his run, and this was enjoyable while it lasted.

it’s fun playing rudo until you get wiped out

I don’t know what happened with Blue Panther/Felino but it was all sort of a mess. Stopping the first fall to argue about the masks was weird. The second fall lasting only as long as they did because Tirantes couldn’t believe that was actually the finish was weird. Tirantes cutting off Panther from this third dive only for Felino to come in the ring and lose five seconds later was weird. The brawl into the crowd got the crowd back into it, as did the dives, but this wasn’t really all that much. Hechicero really seemed to love the match but it was just odd to me. The idea probably was to honor two of the more famous current CMLL fathers with a singles match but the confusion didn’t really do it.

The women’s cibernetico was in that range of matches which are good though I’m not sure I’d ever need to watch again. It was probably too long – they went 13 minutes before anyone it was easily a couple steps up for the usual CMLL’s matches, with more pace and better offense because of the elimination rules. It felt like they put in more work planning this out than usual trios matches too. Women like Estrellita had better nights than usual, and the crowd bought into the importance of the match. Maligna looked more confident and aggressive in the time she was in. Mystique can do some big spots but iffy on simpler moves and needs a good ruda to work with. Isis having a big run was nice for the occasion; I also just want someone new in the top mix. I guess they could not given when they were going with the result. Sugehit/Dalys is among the best possible CMLL women’s matches they could go and this was a good setup to get there.

these two might have really good matches around 2025

The micros match was not bad, but they’d done much better than that. There were more obvious mix-ups on spots and less exciting big moves than usual. I thought the actual finish had to be a near fall when it happened, because there wasn’t a lot of big Micro Man spots in this match. It was just it. He didn’t mesh as well with Zacarias this time. Micro Angel got better near the end, but he had moments where he didn’t look ready for Arena Mexico. It’s nice to see the Micros again but this wasn’t a must-see match.

The opener was noticeably better than usual openers, so much so that I’m probably overrating it because it was nice not just have the 20 minutes of a CMLL show being a waste. Coyote looked solid throughout and the announcers went crazy for his northern lights suplex at the end. Astral & Eléctrico have figured out how to do spectacular looking spots within the opening match restrictions and pulled them off well. The rudos could’ve done a bit more but otherwise, this was a good show.

you made it this far, you get a Coyote highlight