How bad was tonight’s CMLL Puebla show sports fans? One match featured two absolutely terrible, unprofessional botches by two of the rudos…and that match wound up being the best thing on the show. If you missed this atrocity, the inspiration for the Deftones classic “Bored”, here’s what happened.


Asturiano, King Jaguar, Tigre Rojo Jr. defeated Ares, Centella Roja, Policeman two falls to one after Rojo submitted Policeman. This match reminded me that I could’ve spent my time doing better things, like finishing Barry Lyndon or listening to more Pat Benatar. Alright maybe just “We Belong”; I like it, what can I say?! You know what I didn’t like; this match. As most Puebla openers go, it was dull with a side of lame. And don’t get me started on the fake dive spots.


Espíritu Maligno, Joker, Pierrothito defeated Astro, Kaligua, Shockercito two falls to one after Pierrothito pinned with a cradle variation. This match was weird because Maligno and Joker were absolutely terrible at basing for Astro and Kaligua…and it kind of didn’t matter because Astro and Kaligua were great. Even with Maligno and Joker botching moves, Astro and Kaligua kept working hard, kept up a great pace and rewarded us all at the end with two really cool dives you don’t generally see in Arena Puebla. Hats off to them for their work, and shame on Maligno and Joker for not giving a crap and letting them down. Shockercito and Pierrothito didn’t do as much, but were solid.


Dark Magic, Kawato San, Olímpico defeated Black Panther, Esfinge, Stigma two falls to one after Stigma fouled Kawato for the DQ right before Kawato unmasked him. What a finish…said no one in the history of time. The good news is that wasn’t the lamest part of the match; that would be the start of the bout, which featured Dark Magic and Esfinge trading holds. In the words of Cordelia Chase after her summer vacation, no one has suffered like I have suffered. Terrible match.


Kráneo, Valiente, Volcano defeated Máscara Año 2000, Rey Bucanero, Universo 2000 Jr. two falls to one after Kráneo pinned Bucanero with a Hip Drop. Yet another waste of time on a show filled with wastes of time. Valiente had one decent dive during the match but otherwise this was the expected struggle, with Rey Bucanero lacking the strong supporting cast he had on Friday and the other guys just going through the motions.


Felino, Gran Guerrero, Templario defeated Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. two falls to one after Gran Guerrero pinned Mistico after unmasking him. If I’m not mistaken, this is now the third building Gran Guerrero and Mistico are feuding in. Has CMLL just given up altogether or have I just given up noticing anything else going on? Either way this was yet another match where not a whole lot happened aside from Edgar tripping Zacarias because…because. I don’t know sports fans; I just don’t know.

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