CMLL Mexico: 2019-07-09

“they put another caveman in BOLA?!??”

Recapped: 07/10/2019

Matches:

Cholo & Yago beat Robin & Sonic
(9:59 [3:52, 2:30, 3:37], 2/3,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Akuma, Espanto Jr., Espíritu Negro beat Pegasso, Stigma, Súper Astro Jr.
(13:00 [6:25, 2:12, 4:23], 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Rey Cometa beat Dark Magic, Kawato San, Pólvora
(20:06 [8:19, 5:40, 6:07],
1/3 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. beat Felino, Negro Casas, Tiger
(17:51 [8:22, 3:34, 6:05],
2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Templario beat Carístico, Flyer, Volador Jr.
(17:22 [4:25, 4:52, 8:05],
1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dragón Lee beat Cavernario
(13:48 [2:56, 2:37, 8:15],
good, 2/3, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

nothing about this is good for Mije

This show will be remembered as the strangely long Tuesday show but we’re still not sure why. Dragon Lee beat Cavernario in their match but there’s nothing there more than the result. Polvora and Blue Panther Jr. exchanged mask match challenges but it didn’t seem entirely serious.

Thoughts:

Cavernario going to the top rope against Dragon Lee in the third fall of the main event seemed like a very bad sign, because it was only going to end with Cavernario getting double stomped and that often ends CMLL matches. I breathed a sigh of relief when Cavernario kicked out of that double stomp. Dragon Lee immediately gave him the desnucadora for the win. I shouldn’t have breathed. This is a good match where both men worked hard for the time that it feels mean to degenerate as not their best, but also it was very clearly not their best. They did better than most people would do in a thrown off singles match on an off night but Cavernario & Dragon Lee have raised the bar higher than that. I assume the show length caused them to go shorter than they would’ve, but I’m not sure of that. It would probably be good for us if they had the sense to not go all out on a Tuesday but it’s not quite as good for us.

Often the triple dive spot leads to the tecnicos winning a fall. In this semi-final, it led the tecnicos coming back in the ring, falling down, and immediately getting submitted. That doesn’t seem great. Seemed weird that Gran Guerrero was getting a pin on Caristico to win a match. In between was well-worked match that didn’t really peak but used the time the best of three long trios matches.

Espanto Jr. will get over if he keeps doing this

The fourth match went long, but it felt like a normal match worked at a slightly more leisurely pace. Angel de Oro, Niebla Roja, and Soberano still make a good trio and the Casas family worked well as opponents. Angel de Oro is getting a lot of screams. Tiger seemed to like working with new people and I appreciate the effort to start something with Soberano even after the match.

The Polvora trios match didn’t feel totally weird until the second fall. The first fall was long but in the way that some midcard matches just can randomly have long falls. By the second fall, there was brawling out to the crowd for a while for no perceptible reason. The reason so had to be stalling. After the match, they let Polvora talk, brawl, and talk more when they’re usually very quick to shut the mics off when things are going too long. Edgar didn’t try to cut it off either, which meant it the weird meandering promos were part of some of plan. The match itself didn’t seem like a plan, something that meandered with comebacks and endings coming with little setup. The whole match didn’t help anyone, but Dark Magic popping up on a stream for the first time in months to lay in some chokes was very much not great. He’s got the most robotic stomps I’ve ever seen and it has to be some kind of messed up stomp for me to notice how bad they are.

The second match was fine for who was involved. CMLL cameras are really good at shooting Super Astro Jr.’s reverse tope. This match also featured the worse version of the front cracker/wheelbarrow suplex spot I’ve seen. The rudos did seem to have teamwork spots, so I believe their desire to be a permeant trio is not just some random thought. It just doesn’t seem likely to happen.

i like this bump when it’s not from a destroyer

CMLL Martes: 2019-06-18

Cholo Driver

Recapped: 06/22/2019

Matches:

Arkalis & Bengala beat Cholo & Yago
(10:31 [3:11, 3:01, 4:19], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Magia Blanca, Oro Jr., Retro beat Akuma, Espanto Jr., Nitro
(11:16 [5:02, 3:27, 2:47], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Amapola, La Comandante, Metálica beat Avispa Dorada, Lluvia, Maligna
(13:22 [5:56, 2:35, 4:51], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Vangellys beat Esfinge in a lightning match
(7:49, northern lights suplex, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(14:00 [4:04, 3:35, 6:21], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Místico, Titán, Volador Jr. beat Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
(10:09 [3:05, 2:02, 5:02], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Esfinge is wearing Titan matching gear (or Titan’s actual gear) for who knows what reason.

The opener is the debut of Tigre Infante (Metalico) as a referee. By a remarkable coincidence, Arkalis happened to go in to a (fake) seizure after taking the Cholo Driver but Metalico was right on top of it and did all the proper medical procedures as if proving he was ready for his new role.

Thoughts:

an Oro Jr. highlight

The semi-main had the most life of any match on the show but it still left me wanting more. They’ve run this same formula too many times and it could use a different bit. Twenty years from now, we may still be wondering if Black Panther was a good wrestler or just a guy who can have hot runs in trios matches. There would seem to be plenty of chances for CMLL to determine this themselves but they have no interest in doing so. There is a trend with Blue Panther matches where he’s treated like a delirious old man who has somehow accidentally put into a wrestling match but it turns out he can fight well against every odds. This works great for the tourists who have no idea who this graying man is and are very impressed at what it turns out he can do. I know Blue Panther is Blue Panther and I would like to see him just be good the entire match instead of being crazy old man doing topes. I probably should accept that’s not really going to happen at this point.

The CMLL tecnicas winning the first fall is very inspiring, like the Washington Generals winning a quarter. You know it is still going to go bad for them, and it did, but there was a small moment of victory. No Dalys, same story. La Metailca and Avispa Dorada worked the best together of any pair here, especially in the first fall. It’d be interesting to see them get real time in a match. Jarochita’s chops are bad. The third fall was leading to a tecnica comeback that lasted for one move.

CMLL Martes: 2019-06-11

Audaz

Recapped: 06/12/2019

Matches:

Angelito & Kaligua vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
(11:38 [4:18, 4:14, 3:06], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cancerbero, Espíritu Negro, Raziel beat Oro Jr., Robin, Súper Astro Jr.
(13:28 [5:59, 4:39, 2:50], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL

Virus beat Drone in a lightning match
(7:47, Gori Bomb, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dalys, Reyna Isis, Tiffany beat La Jarochita, Marcela, Sanely
(14:48 [7:27, 4:08, 3:13], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ephesto, Hechicero, Mephisto beat Atlantis, El Audaz, Kráneo
(15:56 [7:02, 2:56, 5:58], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Forastero, La Bestia Del Ring, Terrible beat Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán
(14:27 [4:14, 2:58, 7:15], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Nothing happened on this show.

The opener is joined in progress.

Thoughts:

mini teamwork

I watched the trios matches and just have nothing to say about all of them. Audaz got to do one interesting spot in a match that was built around Kraneo being big. The main event was dominated by the rudos not doing much and the tecnicos didn’t really make up for in the third fall. CMLL not bothering to do a replacement feud is dispiriting. The fans seemed to be having fun at the show but this is not a necessary show for people who watch CMLL all the time.

Drone wanted to work a fast fluid match and Virus wanted to work slower with some counters. It didn’t mesh as nicely as I thought it might. Drone being way off on a rope flip moonsault and covering anyway was also not great. There are hints and bits of a good match here but it didn’t come together.

CMLL Martes: 2019-06-04

when you don’t sit down on the sitdown powerbomb

Recapped: 06/10/2019

Matches:

Leono & Metatrón beat Cholo & Príncipe Odín Jr.
(13:01 [5:30, 4:47, 2:44], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dalys, Metálica, Reyna Isis beat La Jarochita, La Maligna, Sanely
(14:12 [8:31, 2:18, 3:23], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Drone, Fuego, Rey Cometa beat Sagrado, Universo 2000 Jr., Vangellys
(13:22 [4:04, 2:58, 6:20], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Luciferno in a lightning match
(7:37, Maya headscissors cradle, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Hechicero, Máscara Año 2000, Mr. Niebla beat Flyer, Kráneo, Stuka Jr.
(13:33 [4:55, 2:37, 6:01], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Valiente beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(8:25 [4:15, 4:10], 1/2 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Forastero pulled Diamante Azul’s mask for a DQ, seemingly the start of a feud. Diamante Azul was pulled from matches before they could follow up.

Thoughts:

played off as accidental but I dunno

This wasn’t much of a main event on a show that wasn’t much of a show. Most of the time was spent on a Forastero/Diamante Azul that wouldn’t end up going anywhere. Forastero was good as an irritant. Something is obviously not right with Diamante Azul based on his physique, but it wasn’t absolutely clear what that was and it was no different than had been for the last couple of matches. Maybe that mystery will be solved at some point. Your time would be better used figuring that out than watching anything from this show.

Maya/Luciferno was a simple move exchange and never deeper. It was interesting to see Luciferno show different offense than usual and it was nice the match wasn’t ended early after Maya’s mask came off. This still was nothing special, with the surprise cradle finish the only creative moment of the match.

The rudos in the tercera all had matching outfits, which had to be some sort of accident. Fuego has lost a lot of his in match personality, or at least shows it off a lot less often. Rey Cometa seemed off in the last few minutes of his match, maybe picked up an injury.

CMLL Martes: 2019-05-28

an Aguila Blanca appearance

Recapped: 06/03/2019

Matches:

Inquisidor & Yago beat Bengala & Sonic
(13:03 [4:53, 3:33, 4:37], 1/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Águila Blanca, Magia Blanca, Oro Jr. beat Akuma, Dick Riviere, Nitro
(10:30 [3:20, 4:12, 2:58], 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Drone, Fuego, Star Jr. beat Sagrado, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr.
(11:09 [4:14, 6:55], 1/2 DQ, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Hechicero, Pólvora, Vangellys beat Audaz, Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr.
(10:19 [4:07, 1:55, 4:17], 2/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Atlantis, Flyer, Kráneo beat Felino, La Bestia Del Ring, Templario
(11:33 [4:19, 2:20, 4:54], 2/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Rush beat Ángel de Oro
(14:31, 14:31, 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Sagardo fouled Drone on a corner handstand, or at least that was the attempt. It is a tiny bit suspicious there’s a lot of Sagrado related mayhem of late but it still may mean nothing.

Thoughts:

Star Jr.

Ring of Honor star Rush won a fall in seconds and apparently didn’t realize they still do a three fall, judging by the way he gave up fighting for about three minutes. Angel de Oro laying on the mat doing nothing didn’t help. The third fall was full of starts and stops, not getting to any flow until late. Even then, they messed up a spot so badly that I’m not sure if it was a Destroyer and Code Red. This is skippable.

The fourth match didn’t totally come together. Maya frustrating Hechicero by outwrestling him is fun, but the rest of the match didn’t come together to something great. Audaz looked sloppy in his big third fall run, not that it stopped CMLL from replaying his misapplied ringpost headscissors. Vangellys wasn’t an ideal fit for this match and still won.

The third match felt off. The long two falls for a match that isn’t going three is always strange, it just feels off when those falls are going much longer than usual. Drone was off in this entire match, up to losing his mask taking a Canadian Destroyer from Tiger in the second fall. Star Jr. had his struggles too.

Aguila Blanca showed more as a guest wrestler than most of the segunda tecnicos, including the two segunda tecnicos in this match. They opened the match open more to allow him to do dives that aren’t normally allowed in the second match, but he also hit his big spots when given that chance. Being a fresh person in a stagnant group of people also helps (but can quickly go away with uninspiring performances; see Magia Blanca.) I don’t know if he would be this good every week but he was good in this match. Dick Riviere took a kick to the face nicely.

Akuma

CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2019-05-14

Templario es fuerte

Recapped: 05/22/2019

Matches:

El Coyote & Grako beat Arkalis & Halcón Suriano Jr.
(
12:01 [4:20, 2:46, 4:55], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Metálico, Nitro, Sangre Azteca beat Eléctrico, Retro, Súper Astro Jr.
(
15:44 [8:06, 2:29, 5:09], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Disturbio, Kawato San, Sagrado beat Fuego, Pegasso, Stigma
(11:51 [3:30, 2:44, 5:37], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Guerrero Maya Jr. beat Templario in a lightning match
(7:30, bodyscissors cradle, good,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

El Audaz, Flyer, Kráneo beat Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
(
10:37 [3:57, 4:27, 2:13], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible beat Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Niebla Roja
(
10:55 [2:45, 8:10], 1/2, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

this is not a view you want to have in life

Terrible snuck in a foul on Niebla Roja for the pin. The técnicos try to set up a rematch for next week but get punked out for a second time.

CMLL loses the picture for a couple of minutes starting with Metalico’s entrance. It only removes about 15 seconds of the match. Super Astro took a stretcher after Nitro’s piledriver. That happens fairly frequently with piledrivers; CMLL no longer treats anything besides the tombstone version as a DQ, but they’re all still treated as dangerous moves. In this particular case, following Silver King’s death and the lax medical attention, it might have also had to do with demonstrating CMLL’s procedures. Referee Edgar, in particular, seems much more alert to the situation and waving in help than usual.

Thoughts:

The lightning match was one of Templario’s best performance as a power style wrestler in CMLL, just dropping Guerrero Maya with strong moves after another in the closing half of the match. He still does a handspring and all, but Templario comes off as a dangerous threat in a way most of the rudos don’t. Guerrero Maya hasn’t looked this good in a singles match in a long time, mostly because he hasn’t had someone who pushed him this hard and made him go beyond the usual. I really wish they had a stronger finish or had just kept going thru the one that didn’t work to something better. The idea of Maya’s experience catching Templario was good but the execution of that particular spot was not.

Not quite as exciting as Halcón Suriano’s Friday exhibitions, but he still has some good moments. He might have won if he would just stop moonsaulting but there are worse ways to lose I suppose. Grako’s clapping on his corner charge is so obvious that I’m sure it’s supposed to be part of the spot but I’m not sure how. Grako & Coyote can sometimes do sequences while hesitating onto the next one, which causes these matches not to feel a bit rough.

Audaz has a finish!

CMLL Martes: 2019-05-07

this is “Tuesday Arena Mexico Effort” in GIF form

Recapped: 05/09/2019

Matches:

Mercurio & Pierrothito beat Acero & Aéreo
(13:57 [4:40, 4:50, 4:27], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Pegasso, Stigma, Súper Astro Jr. beat Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
(13:53 [6:30, 2:48, 4:35], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Sagrado, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr. beat Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Tritón
(9:56 [3:22, 2:28, 4:06], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Audaz beat Misterioso Jr. in a lightning match
(4:48, mask pull/foul DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Flyer, Stuka Jr., Titán beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(11:45 [4:16, 2:09, 5:20], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Niebla Roja beat Euforia, La Bestia Del Ring, Terrible
(9:59 [2:58, 2:05, 4:56], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Acero apparently hurt his right knee on his second fall winning moonsault of the opener. He’s not in immediate obvious pain, but disappeared from sight for a couple of minutes and then is loaded on a stretcher. He hasn’t appeared again since this match.

Thoughts:

half of what is great about this is it’s not another headscissors off the apron

The main event was like the rest of the show, an easy match to get the crowd to react while also not sticking out in anyone’s mind. Carístico probably doesn’t like the Tuesday payouts as much but is one of the better técnicos at working that sort of tourist-friendly match. The Chavez brothers seemed to be trying. I enjoyed the low effort double clothesline by Terrible and Bestia.

The Titan trios match was less than I would’ve hoped. There wasn’t much flying until the third fall, with the second fall being the surprise pin done here occasionally. The técnicos did come thru with a normal comeback run in the third fall but this was just a generic Tuesday match.

Misterioso wasn’t going to be a great base for Audaz, or at least wasn’t motivated to be much of one on this night. Audaz did his solo evasion and his dives, but trying to a fancy armdrag didn’t work. Misterioso didn’t take much of the match, but he also ended it rather early. Audaz is a great highlight wrestler but still hasn’t put together a great match together. It wasn’t going to happen in this matchup but it ought to be happening in CMLL sometime soon.

this is a good idea and they’ll have another decade of being in these matches to get it down better

CMLL Martes: 2019-04-30

nah

Recapped: 05/02/2019

Matches:

Apocalipsis & Espíritu Negro beat Bengala & Sonic
(
11:21 [3:56, 2:29, 4:56], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Átomo, El Gallito, Microman beat Chamuel, El Guapito, Perico Zakarías
(
13:50 [6:42, 1:51, 5:17], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cancerbero, Raziel, Tiger beat Drone, Pegasso, Star Jr.
(14:04 [7:05, 2:42, 4:17], 2/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ephesto, Felino, Luciferno beat Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr.
(8:22 [2:56, 3:11, 2:15], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón beat Atlantis, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr.
(12:38 [5:32, 3:20, 3:46], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico beat Último Guerrero
(10:45, 1/3, good, VideosOficialesCMLL

  1. Carístico Torito (2:31)

  2. Último Guerrero Guerrero Special (1:45)

  3. La Mistica (6:29)

What happened:

Nothing really. Caristico beat UG on Kid’s Day and that’s it.

Thoughts:

Sanson power

The main event fit the rest of the show, a simple match – with less near endings than a Friday version – that worked well with the more casual Kid’s Day Crowd. Both these guys know how to get over with that sort of crowd. It’s not something must see to watch later but wasn’t meant to be.

The overall semi-main wasn’t as good as even the names might indicate. Stuka and Atlantis didn’t mesh well with NGD in this match. Atlantis was just as limited as always, but Stuka and NGD seemed to be on different pages on sequences that ended with people looking at each other. Parts of this would’ve got booed on many Fridays. Soberano was really good, the third fall was heavy with Soberano doing things, so it is the one fall that saved this for me.

Raziel doing a thing

Standard Panther stuff out of their match, the Hijo del Infiernos happened to be the opposition for their topes and submissions. This was kept simple by Panther standards, which worked for the Kid’s Day crowd. The first fall ending, with Luciferno rushing in to break up Blue Panther Jr.’s finishing hold, then freezing two feet away because Blue Panther Sr. had gotten in the wrong but just stood there instead of breaking it up, was a bit embarrassing. Luciferno sprinted across the ring at the end of the second ring to make sure he’d have someone to hit.

The tercera was a solid professional match in front of a crowd that was willing to cheer it. Nothing you haven’t seen prior but solid. Raziel & Cancerbero were really effective because they were actually trying.

I hope it’s not a situation where the bloom is off the rose of the micros entirely and they’re just either having a bad spell or not caring on Tuesday mode, because this was another one that wasn’t much special. The big Microman headscissors off the electronic sign was the highlight, but there was much that wasn’t good – including the header in the finish – and a lot that was just boring. The best parts of these matches have been Microman and Chamuel working together. They just didn’t work together much (and had a bad headscissors when they did.) Mije played the comedy better than Guapito did here.

Black Panther topes

CMLL Mexico: 2019-04-23

keep your eyes up for Drone

Recapped: 04/23/2019

Matches:

Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico beat Angelito & Fantasy
(13:20 [5:45, 3:24, 4:11], 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Magia Blanca, Pegasso, Star Jr. beat Metálico, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
(13:13 [7:16, 2:57, 3:00], 2/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Drone, Flyer, Fuego beat Kawato San, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr.
(14:11 [4:29, 4:40, 5:02], 1/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Rey Cometa beat Templario in a lightning match
(7:30, 450 splash, good,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Rey Bucanero, Sansón, Shocker beat Audaz, Blue Panther, Kráneo
(13:22 [5:13, 3:29, 4:40], 1/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero beat Carístico, Rush, Titán
(6:24, 1/2, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

 

Templario’s agility

Último Guerrero snuck in a mask pull on Carístico for a straight fall win. Challenges followed for a singles match next week. There is a detour towards a tease of an extra fall here, which in fact does not happen.

Thoughts:

The main event was a speed rush of a match. I thought it was going much longer just based on how long the video was listed, but I didn’t properly figure how long they could all take after the match. They worked fast for the time they went, which is just enough to mark it as OK.

The lightning match was a strong performance by both men. Rey Cometa looked sharp with his flying and strung a reversal into his finish nicely. Templario did some aerial moves of his own but also showed his strength well and set up Cometa’s move well. This match flew by for a seven-minute match; they could do a lot more with a full-length match.

Angelito

They were trying in the third match. It didn’t really amount to anything for me but I could appreciate the effort. Flyer is a coin flip guy. This was one of those matches where it came up heads and he was fine. It is still a lot of energy to figure out a guy who is obviously not as good as Drone or as over as Fuego.

The opener had some moments. These guys have now worked for so long together that they’re really smooth in sequences, like the Olímpico/Mercurio pinning combination in the first fall on Fantasy. They were much less smooth on the Angelito powerbomb a moment later. He took a hard landing. Angelito has some potential that doesn’t seem to have any hope of being realized in his current position. I don’t know how good he is, but he shows moments of charisma similar to Halcón Suriano.

CMLL Martes: 2019-04-16

maybe their best one of these yet

Recapped: 04/17/2019

Matches:

Príncipe Diamante & Robin beat Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
(9:32 [3:40, 3:00, 2:52], 2/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Pegasso, Star Jr., Stigma beat Akuma, Espanto Jr., Espíritu Negro
(11:52 [5:01, 2:51, 4:00], 2/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Dark Magic, Kawato San, Pólvora beat Blue Panther, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr.
(10:31 [2:55, 4:21, 3:15], 2/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Templario beat Flyer in a lightning match
(7:02, Canadian Destroyer, good,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Hechicero beat Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Triton
(10:05 [5:29, 4:36], 1/2, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero beat Carístico, Místico, Titán
(12:42 [5:19, 1:58, 5:25], 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

new rudo trio with a corner triple dropkick

Último Guerrero stole Caristico’s mask and pinned him.

Thoughts:

The main event was an easy match for a loud crowd. They hit the high points for the wrestlers. It didn’t have much depth to it and there’s nothing here that hasn’t been seen many times before, but it worked for Tuesday fans who just wanted fun moments.

The semi-main was another straight fall wins for the técnicos, though again the técnicos were fun before they got there. Triton seems more confident working with these guys and was a steadier presence in this match than Soberano. Stuka did his usual spots for a crowd who much appreciated them. The second fall slowed down when the rudo beatdown didn’t have much out of the ordinary, but the finish was well done. It’d be nice if these two fall cleans wins were going somewhere but let’s not get crazy.

The lightning match was good if also a bit disappointing in content. Flyer did some basic flying early, then just got beat up a lot by Templario without showing much. He was going for more of flying acrobatic moves than his power stuff, in a match that would’ve seemed set up for being a good base. Maybe there’s just not that much to be done with Flyer, but doing the handspring bit twice seemed unnecessary. The Destroyer seems more Flyer’s idea, because it’s always his idea.

a nice alternative out of the usual