The good news; I didn’t hate tonight’s CMLL Puebla show! The bad news; it was still very much a show. At least it was a show with Dulce Gardenia I suppose. If you missed CMLL’s newest star and the rest of the happenings, here’s what occurred.
Espíritu Maligno, Joker, Rey Apocalipsis defeated Rey Samuray, Robin, Sonic two falls to one after the rudos rolled up all three technicos for the triple pin! A mark out moment if there ever was one. A slightly better than expected opener, but nothing earth shattering. Rey Samuray had a good effort and no one messed anything up, but it was rather lifeless and a far cry from the type of match Sonic had two Sunday’s ago.
El Malayo, El Perverso, Toro Bill Jr. defeated Arkalis, King Jaguar, Tigre Rojo Jr. two falls to one after Perverso pinned Jaguar following a powerbomb, while using the ropes for leverage. This then set up Jaguar challenging Perverso to what I thought was a hair match but is instead a Lightning Match. Of course it’s still probably leading to a hair match and WHY OH WHY DO YOU HATE ME CMLL?! That was terrible and the match was terrible, with nothing happening beyond the Perverso/Jaguar feud no one wanted. Isn’t this Jaguar’s second hair feud in recent memory? IS he booking this show now or something?
Drone, Dulce Gardenia, Stigma defeated Tyson La Bestia, Universo 2000 Jr., Virus two falls to one after Drone pinned Virus with a Small Package. If I were Tyson La Bestia I would retire now, for it’s not getting better than this match for him. And this match wasn’t even that good. It was however better than usual in this spot because Dulce Gardenia is really good! He followed up his strong Friday performance with another impressive one tonight, putting in more effort than most luchadores do in this spot in Puebla. He also did so well that he overcame Tyson La Bestia being useless; CMLL should push Dulce immediately! Everything else was solid, with Drone, Stigma, Virus and Universo 2000 Jr. doing enough to make this a respectable effort.
Mistico, Soberano Jr., Titán defeated Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas two falls to one after Mistico pinned Casas with La Casita. Casas’ selling of the loss, while more subdued than it has been recently, was once again the highlight. That’s saying something because this match was actually leaning towards being good! It was still a lower effort match than we would’ve gotten elsewhere, but the action moved along nicely and the work was very smooth overall. A solid, watchable bout.
Bestia del Ring, Mr. Niebla, Terrible defeated Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón two falls to one after Sansón fouled Terrible for the DQ. I think this is the third straight week Sansón has been DQ’d on a foul. I could be wrong though. This match went on and on and on and on and on…and then it went on some more. To their credit both teams tried and the Dinamitas had a neat idea for a dive at the end (that unfortunately wasn’t executed well) but the match just felt like a drag. I guess we now have Terrible vs. Sansón to look forward to, until that’s changed next week.