CMLL Puebla: 2019-04-29

a tigre rojo tornillo

Recapped: 05/02/2019

Matches:

Astro & Meyer beat Joker & Sombra Diabólika
(11:22 [5:29, 3:08, 2:45], 1/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Espíritu Maligno & Toro Bill Jr. beat Asturiano & Millenium
(11:26 [5:23, 2:41, 3:22], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Drone, Fuego, Tigre Rojo Jr. beat Disturbio, Policeman, Virus
(13:00 [5:44, 4:18, 2:58], 1/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Marcela © vs Metálica for the CMLL World Women’s Championship
(15:30, 1/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Marcela double knees (5:11)

  2. Metalica backcracker (3:20)

  3. Marcela top rope double stomp (6:59)

Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Soberano Jr. beat Gran Guerrero, Hechicero, Último Guerrero
(9:49 [4:38, 1:41, 3:30], 2/3, below average,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr. beat Carístico, Cuatrero, Sansón in a relevos increíbles match
(7:35 [3:12, 4:23], 1/2, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

just watch Hechicero

Volador beat Carístico with a mask pull, setting up a singles match. The post-match back and forth nearly went as long as the match.

Diamante Azul made a surprise return from injury.

Skadi (Marcela) and Tyson la Bestia (Marcela) were the seconds for the women’s title match.

Thoughts:

Volador spent most of the match smiling about the evil things he was doing to Carístico. I think he is really happier being a rudo but he was also not at all taking this seriously and wasn’t really bothered about it. He put more effort into putting up “2” for the two fall win after the match. This was about as good as most feud building matches.

It is possible to have a good match with a lot of people working here and one Atlantis not doing much. It does not appear possible to have a good match with two Atlantis’ not doing much and Diamante Azul might as well have been Atlantis. They really just have borrowed King Jaguar from the cemita stand and sent him back out here because Diamante Azul did almost nothing and actually nothing right. Diamante Azul and Gran Guerrero getting lost in the third fall provided some entertainment value but I’m not sure that’s the way you want to do it. Soberano looked great and was in the wrong match.

Metalica was disappointing. Maybe my hope for something new. She didn’t bring much to the table that isn’t seen in normal trios matches. She also had moments of looking tentative of off – the bear hug spot was not good. The top spot was weird, with Metalica not really coming close to hitting Marcela, taking out Skadi. This was more a lengthy Marcela exhibition, Metalica handled that fine, probably better than most of the rudas would’ve done in that spot, but she didn’t show anything would be promising on her own. The match was fine but not hopeful.

never fun

CMLL Puebla: 2019-04-22

a Policeman senton

Recapped: 04/22/2019

Matches:

Espíritu Maligno & Fuerza Chicana beat Astro & Asturiano
(13:59 [4:35, 4:58, 4:26], 2/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL

Magnus & Rey Samuray beat Toro Bill Jr. & Tyson La Bestia
(
13:16 [4:40, 4:19, 4:17] , 2/3, below average, VideosOficialesCMLL)

Metálica beat Marcela in a lightning match
(4:17, double underhook piledriver, ok
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Templario beat Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma, Titán
(
13:24 [4:40, 3:40, 5:04], 1/3, n/r, VideosOficialesCMLL)

King Jaguar beat Policeman, in a hair vs hair match
(8:28, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Policeman senton (1:21)

  2. King Jaguar el Pulpo (3:24)

  3. DQ Policeman (3:43)

Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr. beat Carístico, Cuatrero, Sansón in a relevos increíbles match
(
12:12 [3:16, 3:32, 5:24], 1/3, ok, VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Astro armdrag

The main event finish saw Carístico go for La Mistica on Volador, pause, pause for longer, and finally, Mephisto unmasked him to set up a Volador cradle.

Rey Samuray (Jaguar) and Perverso (Policeman) worked as seconds for the match, which started before they got to the ring. Perverso interfered in the second fall but took a Policeman tope by mistake. Policeman was caught using the ropes for pins multiple times. Bestia Negra was distracted by the seconds while King Jaguar fouled Policeman and then faked his own foul. Bestia Negra teased awarding either man the win, then gave it to King Jaguar.

Both women had their belts. Metalica comes thru the crowd to attack Marcela from behind.

Thoughts:

Tyson La Bestia

You could hear the resignation in Julio Cesar Rivera’s voice as he narrated the badly executed finish of the main event. The rest of the match was ordinary – NGD playing técnicos was the only thing that stood out – and nothing worth going out of your way to see.

King Jaguar & Policeman wasn’t really much of a match. Not in that they were bad. They were solid. There were also there for less than ten minutes, which seems absurdly short for a hair match. I’m not sure they could’ve gone much longer, they seemed pretty winded by the end, but maybe that’s why it wasn’t a good idea. More brawling and less just doing wrestling moves would’ve fit the mood better. They did set up the finish with Policeman heating enough that the referee was inclined not to believe him, but this wasn’t much to remember. CMLL started a tease of Perverso/King Jaguar and perhaps that’s still the destination with Perverso the second, but that doesn’t sound like any better use of time.

The lightning match is really quick, though the pre-match attack does give a reason for them to jump to the right to the middle off the match. What they did was a fine enough demonstration of some of their bigger spots, and hopefully there will be more to it next week. The finish looked brutal.

The second match is worth watching if you want to see Magnus’ will slowly slip away the more he has to deal with Tyson La Bestia. Mine too. Samuray has to get higher on his springboard or tighter with his flip if he’s ever going to land that 450. Everyone is dumb for trying to do a stacked up superplex with a terrible wrestler.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-04-15

the worst

Recapped: 04/18/2019

Matches:

El Malayo, Toro Bill Jr., Tyson La Bestia beat Asturiano, Oro Jr., Rey Samuray
(12:14 [4:25, 5:09, 2:40], 1/3, below average,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

La Comandante, La Seductora, Metálica beat Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit
(13:51 [7:08, 3:03, 3:40], 2/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

El Perverso, Policeman, Virus beat King Jaguar, Magnus, Stigma
(9:52 [4:10, 5:42], 1/2, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico, Místico, Soberano Jr. beat Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
(10:51 [2:30, 2:57, 5:24], 2/3, ok,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Último Guerrero © beat Valiente for the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
(14:32, 2/3, good,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

  1. Valiente half crab (4:22)

  2. Último Guerrero pulpo guerrero (2:41)

  3. Último Guerrero Guerrero Special (7:29)

What happened:

Ultimo Guerrero is crushed

Tyson la Bestia (with Valiente) and Stigma (with Último Guerrero) were the seconds, an odd bit of the rudo/tecnico intermixing seconds. No weights were announced.

Both Marcela & Metalica have brought their belts to their match. Metalica also has a sleeve supporting the same train union as Marcela & Tyson la Bestia. Metalica cleanly defeated Marcela, then challenged her to a title match.

Policeman snuck attacked King Jaguar and snuck in a foul on King Jaguar. This sets up a hair match next week.

This was a show temporally unable to watch on VOD due to a YouTube music copyright issue. The sound was muted out from the end of Oro Jr.’s music to the start of Rey Samuray’s entrance when the show was restored.

Thoughts:

a big catapult

The opener started interestingly. The bit about Valiente working over one of Ultimo Guerrero’s leg so much that he couldn’t complete a tapatia and had to tap out to a half crab in the first fall would’ve worked better if Último Guerrero wasn’t running around in the second fall. He heals fast, I guess. It was more disappointing they teased a unique direction to the match before falling back into the same Guerrero pattern. They did that well, Arena Puebla got the best version of an Ultimo Guerrero/Valiente match they’re likely to get in 2019 and it seemed to excite them fine. It just didn’t thrill me the same to see someone try a huracanana on Último Guerrero, Último Guerrero reverse it into a superbomb, and then get a two count.

The semi-main was hot at times. It didn’t come together as a complete match but it had some worthwhile moments. Soberano looked the best on the técnico side, with Caristico & Mistico looking just a bit off. Something went wrong at the end of the second fall – Soberano went for his tornillo too soon – and things derailed a bit. NGD didn’t have one of their bigger matches but were still fine.

Tyson La Bestia is terrible. He has no name value or legacy, he is not an experienced name at the end of his career. There are dozens if not hundreds of people who should be in these matches ahead of him. He should go back to training only before someone gets injured. Instead, CMLL gave him the win.

CMLL Puebla: 2019-04-08

Soberano and Templario

Recapped: 04/15/2019

Matches:

El Perverso, Policeman, Tyson La Bestia beat Centella Roja, King Jaguar, Tigre Rojo Jr.
(12:14 [4:49, 4:25, 3:00], 2/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Avispa Dorada, Marcela, Sanely beat Amapola, La Comandante, Metálica
(13:17 [4:46, 4:12, 4:19], 1/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ephesto, Luciferno, Misterioso Jr. beat Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Kráneo
(16:59 [8:55, 2:39, 5:25], 1/3, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. beat Hechicero, Templario, Terrible
(17:34 [6:12, 5:28, 5:54], 1/3, good,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

Carístico, La Bestia Del Ring, Último Guerrero beat Diamante Azul, Mephisto, Valiente in a relevos increíbles match
(8:58 [4:38, 4:20], 1/2, n/r,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

What happened:

Avispa armdrag

The main event is supposed to set up a tag title match (Ultimo Guerrero & La Bestia del Ring against Diamante Azul & Valiente), only Diamante Azul is ruled out injured the following days.

Policeman gets away with a foul on King Jaguar and the rudos beat up King Jaguar after the opener. It is a prelude to a challenge for next week, only no one notices (including the announcers.)

Mephisto takes a hiptoss into the ring late in the first fall and land on his right shoulder. I’m not sure if he injured it on that, he doesn’t show it, but he also can’t hold up Carisitco on a boost headscissors or La Mistica directly after. Carisitco puts on a gentle armbar on the left arm while Mepshtio gives up. He’s attended to on the entrance ramp for a number of minutes while the match continues on, and he’s eventually taken away. The match continues 2 on 3 for a normal length the third fall. Último Guerrero & La Bestia del Ring challenge for a tag title match after their win and the rudos leave the técnicos unmasked.

Thoughts:

The semi-main might have benefited from being surrounded by a not so appealing show. I think it still would’ve held up as interesting on a normal show. Hechicero did more basing that he’s showed in other matches. The técnicos looked spectacularly in part because his and Templario’s work. Terrible has good chemistry with the Chavez brothers after their recent work. It got a little sloppy at times and the finish was probably helped quite a bit by the camera angle hiding how long Terrible had to freeze in place for Soberano to complete his tornillo but it was still entertaining.

Chavez corner charges

CMLL Puebla: 2019-04-01

Tiger has had enough headscissors

Recapped: 04/02/2019

Matches: 

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

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

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

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, 
VideosOficialesCMLL)

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

  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.

Thoughts: 

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

Matches:

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.

Thoughts:

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

Matches:

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.

Thoughts:

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

Matches:

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.

Thoughts:

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

Matches:

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

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,
VideosOficialesCMLL)

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

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

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

  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.

Thoughts:

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

Matches:

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.

Thoughts:

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.