Tonight’s CMLL Puebla show did something the last two Super Viernes’ had failed to do; they added some nice story depth to the ongoing Cavernario vs. Felino feud. And that’s about all the show did. Beyond that match the rest of the night was set up, or in the case of the first two matches, two odysseys that went on and on and on and on and oh my goodness I nearly just fell asleep again. Yeah; not a great show sports fans. If you missed it all watching the moment Ricochet will use to justify his mistreatment for the next ten years, here’s what happened.
El Malayo, El Perverso, Policeman defeated Espíritu Maligno, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr. two falls to one after Perverso submitted Apocalipsis. This match felt like it went forever…then I looked at the clock and realized it had. Holy hell who thought it was a good idea to give what appeared to be close to 20 minutes for a rudo vs. rudo match?! Just completely insane, and as a result this match was borderline unwatchable. Then again it probably would’ve been regardless; did you see who was in this match?!
Atomo, El Gallito, Microman defeated Chamuel, Mije, Zacarias two falls to one after Chamuel unmasked Microman for the DQ. This match also seemed to go on forever; maybe it’s just me. In any event this was along the lines of the other recent Microstars matches; Microman was solid, Chamuel was good and everyone else was forgettable. Remember when this division was super fun and it seemed like that would never end? Those were the days.
Hechicero, Sagrado, Vangellys defeated Audaz, Dulce Gardenia, Fuego two falls to one after Hechicero submitted Dulce with a Cobra Clutch out of the Camel Clutch position. Hechicero is so great that he could remake Days of Heaven with just himself and a camcorder and I’d have faith he could get the job done. He was excellent in this match, both in playing the fool to Dulce Gardenia’s comic routine and delivering his usual great work, particularly at the end where he Reverse Monkey Flipped Dulce into his finisher. The rest of the match was so-so with few memorable moments, though Audaz’ dive towards the end was impressive.
Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Star Jr. defeated Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas two falls to one after Oro and Roja rolled up Cavernario and Felino for the win after Cavernario and Felino turned on each other. This match was all about the disintegration of La Peste Negra, which served as a double edged sword. On the one hand, it left very little for the technicos to do, resulting in all three (and Star Jr. in particular) pretty much disappearing. On the other hand the storytelling between Cavernario, Felino and Negro Casas was great, with Casas trying to keep the group together all match before finally giving up upon realizing the fracture between Cav and Felino was too much. Between that, Cavernario and Felino trying to one up each other and both angling for Casas’ support, the story beats were strong, and I found myself very entertained. A good storytelling match that furthered the angle of Cavernario-Felino more than their Friday interactions have.
Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón defeated Carístico, Soberano Jr., Titán two falls to one after Cuatrero unmasked himself and fooled Edgar into thinking Carístico unmasked him for the DQ. Nothing extravagant about this main event, as it mostly seemed to be about setting up either a return trios match next week or Cuatrero-Carístico, which is at least a switch from Carístico-Sansón. Beyond that the most notable thing was the female fans going nuts for Soberano. Not surprising; he is the Screw Master after all.
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