It was business as usual tonight for CMLL in Arena Puebla. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Even still, all shows deserve some attention (not really, but let’s go with it for now) so if you missed tonight’s show, here’s what you missed.
El Perverso & King Rocker defeated Astro & Black Tiger two falls to one after the rudos scored a double pin. Boring match, aside from Astro having a few cool sequences. Black Tiger wore new gear; not a single shit was given.
El Malayo & Toro Bill Jr. defeated Oro Jr. & Super Astro Jr. two falls to one after Bill pinned Astro with a Sitout Powerbomb and Malayo submitted Oro Jr. This wasn’t that bad actually, though the ending was an anti-climax. I liked the effort from Oro, Astro and Malayo, and they had a few good sequences. Could’ve been better, but could’ve been worse as well.
Marcela defeated Tiffany in a Lightning Match after hitting a Top Rope Double Stomp. This was not the worst match I’ve ever seen, which means it was substantially better than what I was expecting. Still not very good though; Marcela tried and Tiffany tried for the first time in years, but even at maximum effort she wasn’t that good. Highlight of the match was Tiffany twice going for covers, twice not realizing she didn’t have Marcela’s shoulders down and twice blaming Edgar because of course she did.
Templario, Tiger, Virus defeated Audaz, Titán, Tritón two falls to one after Virus submitted Audaz and Tiger pinned Tritón following a Backcracker. This was probably the match of the night, but it was still nowhere near as good as some hoped. This was definitely a match that suffered from the Puebla Effect and probably would’ve been better in Arena Mexico on any night. Still it was decent, with some well worked sequences, Titán looking alright in his return and Audaz being Audaz. I reckon most will still be really disappointed by it though.
Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja defeated Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto two falls to one after Oro and Roja pinned Ephesto and Luciferno with dueling leg drops. This was better than last week’s match, though not quite above average. Oro and Roja had some nice third fall sequences, the rudos were fine (though neither Ephesto or Luciferno were as good as they were Friday) and best of all, nothing was set up between Diamante Azul and Mephisto.
Carístico, Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero defeated Mistico & Rush two falls to one after Carístico switched teams mid match, took an intentional pin from Euforia and Mistico got pinned by Gran Guerrero following a Double Top Rope Military Press. Yes, all of that happened. Carístico literally changing corners mid match was the highlight of the show; I’m still laughing! Mistico and Rush beat Carístico down in the post match, so you can look forward to that feud continuing next week.