Tonight’s CMLL Puebla had the unfortunate distinction of going up against a riveting piece of theater known as Game 5 of the NBA Finals. So powerful was that game that even I found myself distracted at times. The good news is I pulled myself away from the game long enough to give you the low down on this CMLL show. The bad news is this show was the usual below average Puebla show, which means I wasted my time anyway. If you’re attention was fully devoted to the game, here’s what you missed.


Meyer, Millenium, Tigre Rojo Jr. defeated Black Tiger, Centella Roja, Fuerza Chicana two falls to one after all three technicos pinned all three rudos. I’m still not sure why as Centella Roja had already been pinned by Millenium; I guess the technicos just wanted the full set. Also, Centella Roja is a rudo now? When did that happen? Whatever is behind that move it did little to help this match, which wasn’t as awful as usual but was nothing more than basic.


Arkalis, King Jaguar, Stigma defeated Corsario de Fuego, El Malayo, El Perverso two falls to one after Stigma pinned Perverso with a Backpack Stunner. Corsario de Fuego made his debut in this match and looked okay. So did everyone else, leading to yet another ho hum match.


Felino, Misterioso Jr., Tiger defeated Esfinge, Fuego, Tritón two falls to one after Misterioso pinned Esfinge with a Reverse Powerslam and Tiger pinned Fuego with a Powerbomb.


Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón defeated Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Templario two falls to one after Cuatrero and Forastero pinned Gran Guerrero and Templario with a Assisted Monkey Flip. What I saw of this was pretty good, though mostly by Puebla standards. Both teams had decent chemistry and the effort level was higher than usual from the Dinamitas, who were trying out some new triple teams to decent effect. Still nothing overly spectacular but better than what we’ve been getting recently.


Máscara Año 2000, Rey Bucanero, Terrible defeated Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero two falls to one after Terrible rolled UG with a school boy pin while grabbing the ropes. The big story was the UG challenging Terrible to a match next week, which Terrible seemed to accept. The last time they had a match in Puebla I ended up giving up the Puebla review because it was so bad…so I’m really excited to see the rematch! This match was nothing more than set up for that, with most of the action being uneventful. Other than Máscara and Rey Rey Buc looking brutal of course.