For the first time in several weeks, CMLL Puebla came and went without an LA Park match on the show. On the one hand it appeared to hurt viewers on YouTube, as CMLL’s stream appeared to top out at just below 6K. On the other hand the show was very much like the shows headlined by Park; mediocrity all the way up till the main event, which delivered a strong showing. Here’s what you missed if you were too busy watching the Red Sox turn the Yankees into mulch.
Guerrero Especial, Mini Joker, Rey Apocalipsis defeated Asturiano, Lestat, Rey Samuray two falls to one after Apocalipsis submitted Lestat. A stunningly boring match considering the technico team was one of the best CMLL could put together in Puebla. Samuray tried the Brillo 450 again. It’ still a work in progress.
Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany defeated La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Marcela two falls to one after Dalys pinned Marcela with a Small Package. Another boring match. I spent the bulk of it wishing Avispa Dorada was still around. She wasn’t. SADNESS!
Diamante Azul, Kráneo, Volcano defeated Felino, Hechicero, Templario two falls to one after Volcano pinned Templario with his back handspring splash and Kráneo pinned Felino with a Hip Drop. Solid if mostly unspectacular match. It was a good night for Templario, who worked well with Diamante Azul and got the most out of Volcano that anyone has to this point. Hechicero was solid as well. The rest was boring.
Flip Gordon, Michael Elgin, Mistico defeated Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Shocker two falls to one after Mistico pinned Casas with La Casita. Easily the best match of the undercard, though not a great match. Elgin and Gordon had strong efforts (though they were toned down compared to previous performances) and the Mistico/Casas sequences were good. Considering Rey Rey Buc and Shocker were involved, this was a surprise to see it work out so well.
Volador Jr. defeated Cavernario two falls to one to retain the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship. The finish came after Volador pinned Cavernario with a Canadian Destroyer. It was Volador’s first defense since winning the belt back. Great match! This was a thousand times better than their match on the Tuesday show a few weeks ago, though I would rank it slightly below their other classics. Even still both guys worked really hard, cut a great pace and delivered the best non LA Park match Puebla has seen in quite awhile. Definitely worth checking out if you have the time.