Judging by how many people were watching Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade (that’s it; his name is just Andrade now) tonight, most probably missed CMLL’s Tuesday show. What a shame because…alright it wasn’t a great show but I didn’t hate myself for watching it and that’s progress, PROGRESS I SAY! Here’s what happened for those who weren’t as fortunate.
Acero & Aéreo defeated Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Violencia two falls to one after Aéreo pinned Nitro following a Missile Dropkick and Acero pinned Violencia after a Lionsault. As CMLL openers go, this had a whole lot of ho and a little bit of hum. Aéreo continues to deserve far better. Acero continues to deserve far worse.
Metálico, Nitro, Sangre Azteca defeated Oro Jr., Retro, Star Jr. two falls to one after Azteca pinned Nitro following a Shotgun Dropkick and Nitro submitted Star Jr. Oro Jr. and Star Jr. gave one hell of an effort to turn this match into something. Alas they got no help from any of the other four luchadores and the match was mediocre as a result.
Drone, Pegasso, Stigma defeated Disturbio, Kawato San, Universo 2000 Jr. two falls to one after Drone pinned Kawato after a Lionsault and Pegasso pinned Universo with a 450 WHERE HE DIDN’T LAND ON HIS KNEES FIRST! If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it either. This wasn’t quite a good match but it was more fun than not, with Disturbio, Stigma and especially Drone and Kawato standing out. Kawato looks to be getting better and better each time out, and his dropkick tonight was legitimately breathtaking.
Sagrado defeated Tiger in a Lighting Match at the 6:02 mark. The finish came when Sagrado countered Tiger’s La Casita attempt into one of his own. A good Lightning Match, though you have to reckon it would’ve been better two or three years ago. Sagrado wasn’t moving well at all (not sure if that’s due to injury or age) but he tried really hard and was led well by Tiger, who put on a strong performance as per usual.
Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. defeated El Coyote, Felino, Pólvora two falls to one after Junior rolled up Coyote for a pin then submitted Pólvora with Nudo Lagunero. Good night for Junior, who also got a great sequence of backbreakers in. Match wasn’t great, but the action was solid overall and the crowd got into it. Coyote replaced Luciferno in his first shot up higher in the card; he was solid but didn’t get to do as much as he does with Grako in the openers.
Kráneo, Niebla Roja, Volcano defeated Luciferno, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero two falls to none after Mephisto fouled Roja for the DQ. I guess CMLL really wants Roja vs. Los Hijos del Infiernos members right now because he challenged Mephisto to a match on next week’s show. Why not right? Match was nothing special, with the most notable moment being Volcano messing up his arm drag spot.