CMLL Puebla: 2019-04-01

Tiger has had enough headscissors

Recapped: 04/02/2019


El Perverso, Policeman, Tyson La Bestia beat Arkalis, King Jaguar, Robin
(13:59 [5:16, 2:43, 6:00], 1/3, bad,

Dalys, La Magnifica, Tiffany beat Lluvia, Marcela, Sanely  
(12:32 [6:03, 3:48, 2:41], 2/3, ok,

Esfinge, Flyer, Rey Cometa beat Kawato San, Olímpico, Tiger
(13:01 [4:16, 2:41, 6:04], 1/3, ok, 

Carístico, La Bestia Del Ring, Último Guerrero beat Euforia, Mephisto, Valiente in a relevos increíbles match
(10:15 [2:57, 1:48, 5:30], 2/3, ok, 

Volador Jr. beat Gran Guerrero
(10:34, 2/3, good,

  1. Gran Guerrero package powerbomb (1:33)

  2. Volador backcracker (2:29)

  3. Volador Spiral (6:32)

What happened: 

Gran Guerrero’s new finish

Gran Guerrero is unable to kick out of a Canadian Destroyer about 6 minutes into the third fall. Edgar holds up his count anyway, and he has a quick with the wrestlers. They must not believe it is all that serious because Volador gets in a (rarely seen) Volador Spiral to end it instead. The move doesn’t look good, and Gran Guerrero is unable to stand without assistance after the match.

Euforia & Ultimo Guerrero fought in the semi-main, which is treated here like a big deal and treated like no deal by a day later.


Volador’s match with Gran Guerrero had a couple of things different than usual – Volador is smart enough not to take the powerbomb on the floor on a Monday match – but it was still a Volador match with both guys taking turns doing big moves until it is just done. Volador must be certain this is a winning formula since it never changes. It did expose that the match ended early, since Volador got in two straight moves in a row to win the thing after Gran Guerrero got hurt. Guerrero was having a solid match then, and it does say something positive that Volador trust him to take the Volador Spiral, a move he’s pretty much given up doing otherwise. Still, this is just another Volador matches and you know what you’re getting with these now.

not as good at the powerbomb as his brother

It was fun seeing Último Guerrero and Euforia briefly go at each other. They were smart enough to make it a thing in a match that needed a thing to work. Valiente and Carístico weren’t on the same level, and Bestia working as a sort of tecnico was just weird. It was really quite short and didn’t have much to it but they at least did something.

The tercera was not quite the typical professional midcard match but it wasn’t too far below. Tiger and Rey Cometa would be a fun feud in a world where those guys were allowed to feud. Kawato’s double stomp is horrendous and I can’t believe no one’s explained that him yet. Flyer did a better German suplex than Kawato in his match, though that may have something to do with Esfinge. Esfinge and Kawato proved to be a poor pairing in this match repeatedly. Flyer was better than that.

The women’s match gave us Lluvia & Sanely as a tecnica duo, a half decent idea that will never go anywhere (and they were immediately beat), and La Magnifica’s debut. She did well, looking solid on offense and putting some impact into her kicks. Tiffany & Dalys not giving her much to do not seem like a great sign, but Marcela seemed to enjoy wrestling against her. Hope she’ll be back.

I don’t know why I watched the whole card but at least the opener gave me something to write about. Tyson La Bestia was horrendous, looking like someone who had no business being in a CMLL ring. The Gemelo Panteras are generally boring but seem trained. Tyson was horrendous here. The second fall finished with King Jaguar and Arkalis almost shoving each other to get into their spot. I generally like Arkalis, but he and Perverso teamed up from some wretched backbreakers in the third fall.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-03-25

maybe he should’ve moved

Recapped: 3/26/2019


Black Tiger, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman beat Astro, Asturiano, Meyer
(16:22 [6:39, 4:54, 4:49], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Arkalis, Pantera Blanca, Súper Astro Jr. beat Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II, Hijo del Signo
(14:12 [5:36, 4:44, 3:52], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Audaz, Drone, Stigma beat Misterioso Jr., Olímpico, Sagrado
(16:12 [6:40, 4:04, 5:28], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente beat Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Terrible
(10:54 [3:34, 3:56, 3:24], 1/3 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero beat Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Volador Jr.
(14:18 [3:51, 4:56, 5:31], 2/3 DQ, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Hijo de LA Park talks a kid into giving him his lightsabre, immediately breaks it in half

Los Guerreros attempted to jump the técnicos but the Parks came thru the other way instead, which was telegraphed by the cameras. LA Park spends parts of the first fall looking for an object to use. He checks under the ring, he messes with a row of chairs, he’s not satisfied. Park and son end up leaving the building between falls and come back with a red triangle rack. I have no idea what is for. Park is intent on using it, but a guillotine spot with Gran Guerrero doesn’t work and using it as a blunt weapon is ineffective. The Guerreors make their comeback before Park can do any more and someone drags it away from ringside. A series of fouls and referee mishaps ends with Volador dropkicking Tirantes by mistake, intended to get Gran Guerrero. That sets those two up for a singles match next week.

Ingobernables jumped the técnicos in the semi-final. Terrible fouled Angel de Oro for the finish.

Super Astro has gotten a large wings tattoo on his back during his injury absence, perhaps hoping it will allow him to fly away from a future crash landing.


definitely not the plan but it worked out

The change in next week’s match wasn’t as big a bait and switch as it seemed just watching the end of this week’s match originally. Último Guerrero & LA Park’s chop battle was the high point of the match but LA Park was fighting pretty much anyone and it didn’t feel as much as a last second swerve. It was an obvious switch from last week and they didn’t much to set up Volador/Gran Guerrero prior to the finish still. The match itself was indie chaos LA Park strung around a three fall setup. It was a more exciting brawl than the one that preceded it even if was still all over the place. Like last week, there were teases about how good a LA Park/Ultimo Guerrero singles match could be, but who knows if we’ll ever see it.

The Ingobernables/Chavez matches work better as fast paced brawls. Or at least the last two ones have been perfectly tolerable. They did a lot of brawling, they’ve figured out the one thing Bestia can do well is a group powerbomb, and they moved onto the next match. Could be worse.

I have nothing to say about the ordinary tercera, I just want to note that the CMLL cameras caught Olimpico’s dive and not Audaz. To be fair, there’s probably not too many Olímpico dives to catch. And Audaz didn’t really get caught on his first dive by Sagrado so maybe they didn’t want to take the chance on the second.

Gran Guerrero strong but so are those chairs for not breaking

CMLL Puebla: 2019-03-18

Recapped: 03/23/2019


Fuerza Chicana, Policeman, Sombra Diabólika beat Astro, Rey Samuray, Sonic
(11:21 [6:08, 3:12, 2:01], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cancerbero, Perverso, Raziel beat King Jaguar, Star Black, Tigre Rojo Jr.
(16:24 [6:59, 3:13, 6:12], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Audaz, Drone, Stigma beat Felino, Templario, Tiger
(10:59 [3:44, 2:58, 4:17], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente went to a draw with Cavernario, La Bestia Del Ring, Terrible
(10:16 [3:30, 2:28, 4:18], rudos 1 técnicos 2 draw 3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Volador Jr. beat Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
(22:06 [3:45, 7:58, 10:23], 1/3 DQ, good, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

your weekly dose of Audaz

This is the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas show for Puebla, with Estrella Blanca honored.

The finish of the main event – LA Park handing his mask to UG to draw a DQ – set up challenges for a rematch for the following week.

Terrible has a shoulder sling on his right side following Friday’s match (and injury) but doesn’t seem to be too bothered by it. La Bestia del Ring pinned Niebla Roja as Angel de Oro pinned Terrible in the third fall. In theory, both Niebla Roja & Terrible were the captains, but no captains were ever announced. Los Ingobernables jumped the técnicos before the match, and the ring announcer cut his introduction short. Miguel Linares knew who the captains were and it seemed consistent during the match, just a little confusing for the finish. This also was rematches the following week.


Guerrero powerbombs

LA Park was on for his return to Arena Puebla. This is LA Park doing headscissors and taking big bumps for dropkicks even early on. Último Guerrero works great as an opponent for him, and one that is fresh in CMLL at least. This match is really about those two, with Volador doing less than an up and down Hijo de LA Park. Euforia has to save Hijo de LA Park from himself on a complicated headscissors, though skinny Park does better later. The hidden highlight of the match is Gran Guerrero just refusing to sell LA Park’s belt shots, Hijo de LA Park getting legitimately angry over it and LA Park doing the same no sell to Gran Guerrero in revenge later. They’ve all very macho. The finish is screwy but that is part of the bargain with LA Park matches. Not usually part of the bargain is Último Guerrero having to point LA Park at the right way to go right before that, as I guess Park forgets he’s supposed to cause the lesser Guerreros to go away before the fake mask pull. UG is really obvious about it, which causes more problems for me than LA Park kicking Tirantes and getting away with it. There’s no problem with kicking Tirantes at any point.

I’m convinced Audaz is better than Templario but that still means Audaz is really good. Both shined in the tercera. It also featured Drone having one of those occasional strong performances that really make you sad he screwed up his career. Borderline match.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-03-11

teamwork, I guess

Recapped: 03/19/2019


Astro & Meyer beat Ares & Sombra Diabólika
(11:11 [4:21, 3:23, 3:27], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Arkalis, Halcón Suriano Jr., Oro Jr. beat Black Tiger, Espíritu Maligno, Policeman
(15:18 [7:30, 4:52, 2:56], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Fuego, King Jaguar, Pegasso beat Disturbio, El Perverso, Virus
(16:38 [9:38, 2:58, 4:02], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Bestia Del Ring, Templario, Terrible beat Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Niebla Roja
(9:17 [1:49, 1:56, 5:32], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr. beat Cavernario, Dragón Lee, Místico in a relevos increíbles match
(15:16 [3:25, 3:22, 8:29], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened: 

improper use of chairs

Volador worked as rudo in the main event, though working may be too strong of a word.

The second fall of the semi-main was supposed to end in a DQ for sure but I have no idea what Bestia Negra disqualified Templario for. Maybe the chinlock he had on for about a second was an illegal choke? Meanwhile, the Ingobernables were lifting up full rows of chairs and throwing them at the Chavez boys. Angel de Oro went out on a stretcher after taking Bestia’s Buca Storm in the third fall, but it didn’t seem any more dangerous than usual.

Astro & Ares had problems with the final pin in the opener. Meyer was annoyed after he got his arm raised. I should keep track of how many people walk away from their match annoyed each week.


The main event was carried by the novelty of Cavernario and Volador being on the wrong side, though they didn’t go too far with it. Volador seems to enjoys being a rudo still a lot more than a técnico, but he was not going anywhere close to full effort. Cavernario got to do some técnico things and argue with Dragon Lee before a double dive bit, but mostly was left on the apron arguing with Tirantes. This was fine but nowhere close to what the ceiling for this sort of match should be.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-03-04

didn’t work

Recapped: 03/04/2019


Black Tiger, Joker, Sombra Diabólika beat Centella Roja, Halcón Suriano Jr., Millenium
(16:59 [7:46, 4:34, 4:39], 2/3, n/r,

Ares, Disturbio, El Perverso beat King Jaguar, Meyer, Oro Jr.
(13:22 [4:58, 2:46, 5:38], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Princesa Sugehit beat Amapola in a lightning match
(7:32, La Regia, below average,

Hechicero, Rey Bucanero, Shocker beat El Audaz, Stuka Jr., Titán
(13:38 [4:10, 2:30, 6:58], 1/3, n/r,

Carístico, Místico, Soberano Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(11:18 [3:50, 3:38, 3:50], 2/3 DQ, n/r,

Último Guerrero © beat Vangellys for the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
(15:24, ok, 2/3,

  1. Vangellys northern lights suplex (5:48)
  2. Último Guerrero pulpo guerrero (2:10)
  3. Último Guerrero pulpo guerrero (7:26)

What happened:

Stuka seconded Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucanero seconded Vangellys, a sad betrayal.

Mephisto fouled Místico, part of a build to a match that didn’t happen.


flying Guerrero

I haven’t watched any Vangellys in Dragon Gate and do not have a great recollection of his AAA work. Perhaps the middle rope corner huracanrana he goes for here is his first. It gets him powerbombed instead because everyone must be powerbombed. This is UG plugging Vangellys into the flyer opponent spot, and it works just as well as it sounds. (Revelation made: they’re not calling Vangellys Tanque Aleman because of his size, but his relative speed.) They only varied from the title match formula early on, and it was not particularly good. There was no big reaction to Vangellys hitting his spear, even though that was the big move from last week. There was a lot of reaction to Tirantes, except when he signals the finish and no one understood that he did. Calling this OK seems a gift. This is only for Último Guerrero completists.

The best thing I can say about the women’s lightning match is Princesa Sugehit’s outfit was very sparkly. They worked slowly and didn’t seem to have much energy. Sugehit was ahead of Amapola in most moments. This may be the point where Amapola no longer should be having singles matches if she’s not going to be able to get in better condition. Watching her breath heavily after not doing a lot isn’t good for her or the match. Sugehit might be able to have a good match with a better opponent. Match was ended with Sugehit submitting Amapola and Pompin not picking up on it until about five seconds too late.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-02-25

this GIF makes this match look far too exciting

Recapped: 02/25/2019


Arkalis, King Jaguar, Robin beat El Perverso, Joker, King Rocker
(14:48 [5:30, 3:37, 5:41], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Amapola & La Comandante beat La Avispa Dorada & Princesa Sugehit
(15:06 [6:33, 3:59, 4:34], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Flyer, Niebla Roja beat Felino, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
(12:51 [4:23, 3:23, 5:05], 2/3, /r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico, Místico, Soberano Jr. beat Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
(8:58 [3:19, 3:49, 1:50], 1/3 DQ, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Vangellys beat Último Guerrero
(16:56, 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Vangellys Northern Lights suplex (5:33)
  2. Pulpo Guerrero (4:02)
  3. Vangellys spear (6:21)

What happened:

Avispa armdrag

Vangellys beating Último Guerrero set up a title match for next week, though Guerrero wanted anyone besides Tirantes to be the referee after some slow counts in this match.

Mephisto unmasked Místico for the DQ, setting up a rematch.


Vangellys controlled the main event with slow unconvincing brawling. UG can get over with the crowd so easily that this should’ve been easy for Vangellys to be compelling opposition. Instead, Guerrero seemed to be fighting Tirantes more directly. This match was a drag to watch, slow most of the time and slower still when they had stop to argue with the referee every so often. Último might have had a better match with an inanimate object if he could’ve had it without Tirantes getting the spotlight on himself. Do give credit for Vangellys taking the front superplex, but he otherwise had an underwhelming night.

The semi-main was quick and skinny, down to the bare-bones of what you might expect between those teams. They had dives to close it out, so it didn’t feel completely mailed in. It just felt most of the way there. Místico & Mephisto looked off together to start, which doesn’t quite set up a single match.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-02-18

moving up for a Marcela dropkick seems a bad idea

Recapped: 02/19/2019


Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II, Tyson La Bestia beat King Jaguar, Rey Samuray, Tigre Rojo Jr.
(12:31 [6:02, 2:03, 4:26], 1/3, n/r,

Dalys, La Comandante, La Seductora beat Marcela, Mystique, Princesa Sugehit
(15:22 [7:00, 3:44, 4:38], 2/3, n/r,

Stigma, Titán, Tritón beat Felino, Hechicero, Tiger
(15:54 [5:45, 5:20, 4:49], 2/3, ok,

Hijo del Villano III, Último Guerrero, Villano IV beat Atlantis, Dragón Lee, Vangellys
(10:11 [3:17, 1:49, 5:05], 1/3, ok,

Ángel de Oro, Kráneo, Niebla Roja beat Euforia, La Bestia Del Ring, Terrible
(11:54 [1:30, 4:06, 6:18], 2/3, ok,

What happened:

Niebla Roja tried rushing Terirble and Pierroth before the match. It did not go well for him, or angel de Oro when he tried to help out. Terrible fouled Niebla Roja for the DQ.

Último Guerrero used the ropes to beat Vangellys in the third fall of the semi-main, setting up a singles match.


The main event started with a lot of emotion and settled down into something people were just getting thru to be done with. Kraneo’s comedy seemed out of place in what was supposed to be a serious issue, but then Niebla Roja and Terrible did a lot of posing too. Bestia did not much and Angel de Oro was smart enough to dive onto Euforia instead.

Vangellys & Último Guerrero showed nothing of a rivalry, there’s no particular reason to see them fight next week. Villano III Junior’s red and block gear looked cool. Villano IV and Atlantis were dedicated to not doing much. Villianos is at least willing to take his falling out of the ring bump (which is probably not a great idea to be taking so much), while Atlantis was not moving much from one spot. I was unsure if Dragon lee was actually in the match at one point, but he was able to do his usual run with Villano III Jr. and then

Everyone on the rudo team tossing around Stigma as part of the third match beatdown was fun. The match really never got going otherwise, though there were a couple small Hechicero moments (liking kicking Stigma in the face) that were fun.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-02-11

feel the dropkick thru the screen

Recapped: 02/12/2019


Espíritu Maligno, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman beat Hijo de Centella Roja, Rey Samuray, Sonic
(12:56 [5:38, 4:32, 2:46], 2/3, n/r,

La Comandante, La Metálica, La Seductora beat La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit
(11:57 [6:21, 2:57, 2:39], 2/3, n/r,

Kawato San, Okumura, Sagrado beat Drone, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr.
(12:21 [3:53, 2:03, 6:25], 1/3, ok,

Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Vangellys beat Hijo del Villano III, Último Guerrero, Villano IV
(9:48 [4:22, 1:51, 3:35], 2/3 DQ, ok,

Rush beat Cuatrero
(14:21, 2/3, good,

  1. Cuatrero kneeling powerbomb (3:07)
  2. Rush corner dropkick (2:16)
  3. Rush Driver (8:58)

What happened:

Último Guerrero suddenly fouled Vangellys to end the semi-main.



The main event was a pleasant surprise. There’s not much to expect for Puebla main events, Rush main events, and Rush main events after he’s spent the weekend in Miami, yet he easily outdid expectations. Rush didn’t take Cuatrero seriously in the first fall, as he does and got caught for the loss. Cuatrero had to fight to get back into it after that and got in a lot in the third fall before getting dropped on his head. They may want to skip the powerbomb next time they try it, since there were problems with it in the first fall and when it was brought back in the third, but Cuatrero showed a lot of other moves that looked good. And maybe Rush is more willing to do stuff with younger guys who are also willing to take top rope superplexes. This was much closer to being great than ok.

I’d say the semi-main was a long way to go to end up with a foul, but they actually kept it pretty short. Vangellys tries to play Caifan to Último Guerrero and gasses out quick. Atlantis Jr. & Hijo del Villano doing mat work was a nice change of pace for them. They did fine with it. Better than at catching dives. Atlantis & Villano IV weren’t much there.

The tercera ended with Sagrado nearly falling out of the ring while powerbombing Drone, something I would not have thought was physically possible had I not seen it with my own eyes. Most wrestlers would believe you should do an additional move to end the match rather than leave it at that. Sagrado decided that was good enough. This was a very good enough match, which included Drone giving up on a pin too soon (helped by Tirantes purposely counting slow in a weird attempt to mess up a sequence he didn’t like, I think.) Drone does some cool things because remains careless. Kawato’s armbar is a million times better this his double stomp but now his hair looks like it could use some dye.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-02-04

Sonic submission

Recapped: 02/06/2019


Astral, Milenium, Sonic beat Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II, Guerrero Espacial
(13:14 [7:32, 2:57, 2:45], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Arkalis, Pegasso, Rey Samuray beat Joker, Siky Ozama, Tyson La Bestia
(12:57 [5:46, 3:24, 3:47], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL

Esfinge, Fuego, Tritón beat El Malayo, Felino, Pólvora
(13:32 [6:26, 3:30, 3:36], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr. beat Stigma, Terrible, Vangellys
(12:40 [7:21, 2:11, 3:08], 2/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón beat La Bestia Del Ring, Místico, Rush in a relevos increíbles match
(11:25 [3:05, 3:16, 5:04], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Zacarias coming thru

Rush ripped off Cuatrero’s mask to set up a match next week.


The main event was perfectly fine, with both teams showing decent effort. The Munoz even turned out to be the técnicos, or at least técnico enough that the NGD didn’t have to be the técnicos. (They were far more rudo post-match.) It felt a little different than usual rather than someone forced into a position they didn’t fit in to do the same match as always.

Stigma and Soberano & Angel de Oro doing technical wrestling to open the semi-main was good. It was downhill from there. The first fall bit with Volador taking bumps for elbows that were ’t within six inches looked horrendous, though everyone seemed to be avoiding coming close to Vangellys strikes. Volador did play air guitar before doing a dive so there’s something.

Both early matches were better than usual. Arkalis pulled off a headscissors with Siki Osama that I don’t think he tried with anyone else. His powerbomb finisher looks good.

Maybe Sonic is actually good. He had some good mat wrestling, a cool finish, and amusing bumps in the opening match. The final big spot of the match went wrong, but I’m not sure it was his fault or the Pantera he was wrestling. They looked still very much like they could use the work, though at least there’s only two of them now.

Arkalis bomb

CMLL Puebla: 2019-01-28

a unique pin

Recapped: 1/29/2019


Fuerza Chicana, Policeman, Siki Ozama Jr. beat King Jaguar, Millenium, Tigre Rojo Jr. in a relevos increíbles match
(12:55 [5:49, 3:09, 3:57], 1/3, ok,

The dumb battle royal went 3:59

Diamante Azul & Tiger beat Audaz & Hechicero in a torneo relevos increidble parejas quarterfinal
(6:32, ok,

Black Panther & Shocker beat Euforia & Stigma in a torneo relevos increidble parejas quarterfinal
(4:58, ok, 

El Malayo & Kráneo beat Pólvora & Stuka Jr. in a torneo relevos increidble parejas quarterfinal
(4:10, ok,

Perverso & Valiente beat Arkalis & Vangellys in a torneo relevos increidble parejas quarterfinal
(12:40, ok,

Diamante Azul & Tiger beat Black Panther & Shocker in a torneo relevos increidble parejas semifinal
(2:42, ok,

El Malayo & Kráneo beat Perverso & Valiente in a torneo relevos increidble parejas semifinal
(1:39, ok, 

Diamante Azul & Tiger beat El Malayo & Kráneo in a torneo relevos increidble parejas final
(4:32, ok,

Niebla Roja © vs Luciferno for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship
(16:14, 2/3, ok,

  1. Luciferno powerbomb (3:04)

  2. Niebla Roja cradle (3:16)

  3. Niebla Roja reverse campana (10:54)

What happened: 

Niebla Roja kept his title. Diamante Azul & Tiger won a tournament which seems unlikely to ever be mentioned again. Puebla luchador Siki Osama Jr. wrestled here for the first time in four years.


team hand movements

Luciferno showed less in the title match than expected. Groin kicks in the third fall are not particularly great offense. He did feel fresher than Mephisto doing the same match but Niebla Roja got more out of that one. The only really bad moment was when a misaimed catapult appeared to send Niebla Roja’s face into the bottom rope. There just wasn’t much of memorable moments either.

The incredible pairs tournament started with whoever’s running the music not paying attention and playing the Guerreros theme for both Tiger & Diamante Azul and Audaz & Hechicero. It never seemed like it got on track and none of the matches were positive standouts. The last quarterfinal was a standout for the wrong reasons, going absurdly long for no obvious reason. It wasn’t particularly good or compelling, it didn’t involve teams that were feuding or going to the final, it just seemed to get lost somewhere. Arkalis hanging around for a while after Vangellys was beat (and walked to the back, totally disinterested in this match) but it didn’t feel like a moment of survival, it felt tedious. It cost the final matches from having any siginifacant time and cost my interest from the rest of this.

Audaz & Hechicero were the most fun of the makeshift teams and were done after one. Tiger & Diamante Azul seemed to be having fun and Stuka threw himself into being a rudo for a few minutes. Malayo again got a really big chance on this show and didn’t seem particularly interested. Stigma has the rap of being overpushed because he’s part of the family that’s run his building forever, but he’s still better than Malayo. There’s no great young rudo here but I still don’t understand why other people are in that spot at least from time to time.

Siki Osama Jr. seemed to still be a good base and better than the average Puebla local in his return to the building. He’s so tall relative to the tecnicos that it seemed tricker to work with him; the first fall finish looked didn’t come close to hitting, but he and Tigre Rojo did better later on. The announcers welcomed him back like he’d be around a while, so we’ll see how good he can do with others.