It’s been a night sports fans. First, the bed I’ve been sleeping on at my current dog sitting job suddenly decided to combust on me, leaving me with a mattress on the floor to sleep on. Fun times. Then there’s CMLL Puebla, which was, shocker of all shockers, not as good as last week. It wasn’t terrible mind you (the main event was good), but it was definitely more towards the bad Puebla than the good, and was an indicator that we’ll be back to the same old, same old before long. If you missed all this while your bed wasn’t breaking, here’s what happened!
Asturiano & Retro defeated Black Tiger & Policeman two falls to one.
El Malayo & El Perverso defeated Halcón Suriano Jr. & Tigre Rojo Jr. two falls to one after Malayo submitted Rojo and Suriano was counted out. An okay match only because Halcón Suriano is freakin awesome! The always active technico gave a good effort tonight and got off two really good dives, one off the top rope and one to the floor. It was enough to cancel out two lethargic performances by Malayo and Perverso and a limited Tigre Rojo performance.
Amapola, Comandante, Dalys defeated La Magnifica, Marcela, Vaquerita two falls to one after Dalys pinned Marcela with a roll up. Magnifica replaced Mystique, who was unfortunately injured in the cibernetico this past Monday. What a dull match this was. Magnifica, the best worker in the match, was given no rope to work with, with this match instead turning into the Dalys show. As per usual lately, the Dalys show isn’t all that exciting, and the only positive is that she and Marcela didn’t set up a title match afterwards. No one else did anything of note either.
Dulce Gardenia, Fuego, Stigma defeated Olímpico, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr. two falls to one after Gardenia pinned Pólvora with a moonsault. Yet another match that was a one luchador(a) show. Dulce Gardenia remains a lot of fun to watch and even with CMLL limited he had a good night. Everything else though failed to hold the attention until Fuego and Stigma did a double dive spot. Is Olímpico starting to de-age? If only he could get his skills to de-age too!
Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Soberano Jr., Último Guerrero defeated Cuatrero, Forastero, Mistico, Sansón two falls to one after UG pinned Mistico after unmasking him. Easily the best thing on the show to this point, though mostly by default. The effort wasn’t what it could’ve been, but even in their sleep these eight do good work and they did that here, with Soberano standing out the most individually while Gran Guerrero/Euforia and the Dinamitas had some nice team work. This probably would’ve been better at Arena Mexico, but it was fine here. Mistico wanted a match with UG afterwards; I’m not sure he got it. Maybe a rematch next week?
Carístico defeated Rush two falls to one after pulling his mask off and handing it to Rush for the DQ. This was a better than expected brawl, very similar to the sequences they had to set the match up last week. The difference this time was the effort, as both Carístico and Rush were out there looking to have a good match and did. It wasn’t anything fancy, but it was good, old school fun with a very hot crowd to help it out. The finish was also a hundred times better than the fouls we got in Arena Mexico Friday. A good end to the show.