It’s been a busy day in wrestling, what with AAA’s weird anti-press conference, the All Elite Wrestling rally, Pac showing up to said rally in nothing but his tights and Chris Jericho re-enacting the “I’m sorry Tony; he’s my friend” scene from Captain America: Civil War with Jericho as Steve Rogers and Vince McMahon as Tony Stark. So why not wind down with some results from tonight’s CMLL show in Arena Mexico? If you missed the last big show before everyone heads to Japan for FantasticaMania, here’s what happened.
El Coyote & Grako defeated Bengala & Sonic the Luchador two falls to one after Grako pinned Bengala with a Flying Elbow and Coyote pinned Sonic with a Frog Splash. The usual solid opener for Coyote and Grako, who deserve some better competition at this point. Sonic looked very good as well.
Amapola, Dalys, Metálica defeated La Jarochita, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi two falls to one after Amapola pinned Sugehit and Dalys pinned Jarochita. You’ll never believe this but the match was forgettable. Skadi actually looked the best of the bunch with some impressive moves; she also didn’t injure anyone which is a plus. Metálica got next to nothing to do despite being the new Mexican National Woman’s Champion.
Audaz, Flyer, Titán defeated Kawato San, Okumura, Virus two falls to one after Audaz submitted Virus with a Rolling Armbar. Solid match but it would’ve been better if Audaz, Flyer, Titán and Okumura weren’t heading to Japan. As such the effort level wasn’t as high. Kawato looked good again, continuing his recent run of improved performances.
Ángel de Oro defeated Templario in a Lightning Match around the six minute mark. The finish came after Templario attempted a top rope Gutwrench Powerbomb and Oro reversed it into a hurricanrana. Very good for the time they were given. Both guys were motivated despite being on the way to New Japan after the show and found a way to deliver a well paced, exciting match while not pulling out every trick. CMLL would be wise to run this match back at some point with more time.
Gran Guerrero, Terrible, Último Guerrero defeated Carístico, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr. two falls to one after Terrible pinned Volador with the Styles Clash and GG pinned Soberano with a Cradle Shock. Solid match, but like the third match didn’t have the effort you’d normally get. The draw of New Japan is too powerful! Soberano was the best guy in the match and of course pulled out a pop up Dragonrana because he’s the Screw Master and knows only one speed.
Dragón Lee, Mistico, Rush defeated Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón two falls to one after Rush pinned Sansón with the Dropkick de la Muerte. Easily the best match on the show, with only the Lightning Match challenging it. Rush seemed energized teaming with his brothers and the two teams gelled well with a different but still well paced match. No challenges were issued either but it seems likely a Trios Championship match will occur at some point in the future.