CMLL Arena Mexico: 2016-05-24

Stuka is going to end up doing a flip after one of these one day
Stuka gets the one hand handstand!

Recapped: 05/24/2016

What happened: Stuka defeated Ultimo Guerrero to earn a title match next week. The Boricuas somewhat didn’t get along, but still won without a problem. Rey Cometa beat Cavernario again.

What was good: I liked the third match, and the main event was good for the storytelling. Cometa/Cavernario was disappointing.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel.

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CMLL Arena Mexico: 2016-05-03 

ouch
he bounces about six inches up

Recapped: 2016-05-03

What happened: Mephisto continued his new success by defeating Mascara Dorada for the CMLL Welterweight Championship. (Mephisto is now the favorite to put up his mask at the Anniversary show, though it’s still a long way away and it’s not totally clear who he’d face.)

What was good: The main event, really. Dorada/Mephisto was great. The women’s match was the only thing watchable from the undercard.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel. Note the stream went out during the show, and the end of the third match wasn’t broadcasted and doesn’t appear on the VOD (unless they edit it later.) Read More

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-08 

triple dive madness
triple dive madness

What happened: Marco fouled Rush and challenged him to a hair match. Rush said no. La Mascara defeated Angel de Oro to win the CMLL Light Heavyweight title, with some help from Rush. Mascara & Dragon Lee had issues after the match.

What was good: Pretty much everything. The third and fifth matches were the best matches of the night.

Where can I watch it: The main event is on Claro’s website. The show will be on my YouTube channel Tuesday.

Match 1: Magnus & Robin vs Akuma & Espíritu Negro
Arena México, 04/08/2016
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CMLL Arena México: 2016-04-05 

that's not a safety barricade
that’s not a safety barricade

Recapped: 04/05/2016

What happened: Esfinge & Volador Jr. won the Gran Alternativa. And that was it.

What was good: The matches on the second half were generally good, but nothing exceptional. (The tournament block shows were better.)

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel.
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CMLL Arena Mexico 2016-03-29 

Yago & Mephisto
Yago & Mephisto

Recapped: 2016-03-29, all matches from Arena México of the same day

What You Need To Know

  • Esfinge & Volador won a fun Gran Alternativa block, and will face Raijin and Rey Escorpion in the tournament final next week. There’s no match you need to watch and it may lose it a bit knowing the outcomes, but it was a fun Tuesday night viewing and better than last week.
  • Mephisto pinned Volador once more before their title match on Sunday.
  • Yago & Golden Magic looked good in their first streaming appearance, and Warrior Steel is at least interesting.
  • All the Boricuas are acting as if the storyline where Pierroth quit the group and said Misterioso & Sagrado weren’t any good never happened.

Match Results for Result Databases

Shockercito & Astral (replacing Stukita) defeated Mercurio & Pierrothito [14:38, good] – 2 falls to 1 (6:54, 3:09, 4:35)
Canelo Casas, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado defeated Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Súper Halcón Jr. [11:27, ok]- 2 falls to 1 (5:09, 2:08, 4:10)
Atlantis, Mistico, Valiente defeated  Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero [ok, ~8:07] – 2 falls to 1 (~2:45, 2:01, 3:21)

— Gran Alternativa Block B—

Rush don't care
Rush don’t care

Warrior Steel & Golden Magic win seeding battle royal [3:47]
Mascara Dorada & Pegasso defeated Terrible & Sansón [5:03]
Mephisto & Yago defeated Raijin & Pierroth [4:33]
Esfinge & Volador Jr. defeated La Mascara & Stigma [7:29]
Golden Magic & Rush defeated Warrior Steel & Mr. Niebla [4:59]
Mephisto & Yago defeated Mascara Dorada & Pegasso [3:08]
Esfinge & Volador Jr defeated Rush & Golden Magic [5:59; Rush DQed for mask pull after Golden Magic was eliminated]
Esfinge & Volador Jr. defeated Mephisto & Yago [9:05]

Thoughts

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CMLL Arena Mexico: 2016-03-22 

good to have Rey Escorpion back
good to have Rey Escorpion back

Recapped: 2016-03-22

What happened: Fujin & Rey Escorpión advanced to the final of the Gran Alternativa tournament. Skandalo and Fuego appeared to be feuding, though they didn’t get involved in the finish.

What was good: The Gran Alternativa tournament was generally good, though the format meant no stand out matches. Rocky Casas (especially) & Magia Blanca looked green, but the rest of the action went pretty well. Triton didn’t fit in the criteria but looked good in all of his matches. The tercera match was the best match, and it was an overall fun show.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s channel. Read More

CMLL Arena Mexico: 2016-03-08

Triton well timed legdrop
Triton well timed legdrop

Recapped: 2016-03-08

What happened: Kraneo fouled Marco in the main event. And that’s about it.

What was good: I liked the main event. Parts of other matches were good and made this non-dreadful to watch, but nothing came together for a complete match.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube. Matches will air on MegaSports next Monday.

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CMLL Arena Mexico: 2016-03-01 

The Panther tope
The Panther tope

Recapped: 03/01/2016

What happened: Hijos del Infierno successfully defended the trios titles over Divinos Laguneros. Puma fouled Stigma to end the third match in straight falls. Rey Cometa was stretchered out after a piledriver.

What was good: Really just the main event, though there were some semimain moments that were good.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel. Matches will air in MegaSports next Monday, and may air on LATV at some point. Read More

CMLL Arena Mexico: 2016-02-16 

good part of a match I didn't like
good part of a match I didn’t like

Recapped: 02/16/16

What happened: Zeuxis suffered a foot injury in the lightning match. It looked serious, though Silueta went on with a planned title challenge for next week. Hijos del Infierno cheated to beat the Divinos Laguneros, which may set up a rematch next week.

Caristico made his return to Tuesday shows. Raijin made his streaming debut. Both looked fine.

What was good: Nothing really. I liked the main event the best but even that was a not worth going out of your of watching. There were parts of matches that were good but nothing came together and some stuff fell apart.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel. Read More