Tonight’s CMLL Tuesday show will go down as one of the many Tuesday shows that no one will remember. It will also go down as one of the Tuesday show’s that was, quite frankly, one of the easiest CMLL shows to watch in awhile. Nothing was offensive, some of the matches were solid to even good and the only crime the show committed was not being memorable. That’s a whole lot better than being the dirt worst, which is what CMLL has been doing recently. If you missed all this waiting for a blockbuster trade that never came, here’s what you missed.
Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia defeated Acero & Aéreo two falls to one after Olímpico and Violencia submitted the technicos at the same time. Riveting stuff! This match was bland apart from one spot where Aéreo did a cool hurricanrana variation that Violencia inexplicably based well for. After that it was all shit. Acero and Aéreo continue to strike me as two guys who could be good, but will never be allowed to be good as they’re stuck in this slot till the end of time.
Espanto Jr., Grako, Hijo del Signo defeated Metatrón, Príncipe Diamante, Super Astro Jr. two falls to one after Espanto pinned Príncipe Diamante with a Package Piledriver. This match was a miracle in that it was somehow not the drizzling shits. In fact it was actually somewhat good at times thanks to the always great Super Astro Jr. doing a lot of cool things and Príncipe Diamante (who has strangely been good recently) having a strong night. It wasn’t a true good match because the rudo team contributed nothing beyond solid basing (though even that was a surprise) but considering who was involved this was better than it had any right to be. Oh yeah; Metatrón also returned. He has not been missed and he showed why here by doing absolutely nothing.
Dark Magic, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr. defeated Drone, Esfinge, Magia Blanca two falls to one after Universo and Pólvora submitted Blanca and Esfinge with a cool double submission. This was one of those passable matches that no one will possibly remember minutes from now. The technicos were fine with Drone and Blanca having a few cool moments, but Esfinge was useless, Pólvora and Universo didn’t do a whole lot prior to their submission and Dark Magic continues to be someone who shouldn’t be out there wrestling. And yet he is. Only in CMLL!
Fuego defeated Disturbio in a Lighting Match at the 6:31 mark after pinning Disturbio with a springboard splash. This wasn’t supposed to be the finish, as Disturbio kicked out and referee Pompin counted the three anyway. I’d say this was CMLL acting like the referees in that Detroit-Green Bay game last night but CMLL officials are like this all the time so this was just par the course. Match was solid up to this point but gets a ton of points off for the finish. Would’ve been interesting to see what they would’ve done with more time, as Fuego looked to just be rolling and Disturbio was solid throughout. We’ll never know though. Thanks Pompin!
Ephesto, Luciferno, Templario defeated Blue Panther, Flyer, Guerrero Maya Jr. two falls to one after Luciferno pinned Blue Panther with a Luciferno Clash. This was a good match, though I’d lean towards it being more of a good match for a Tuesday show than a good match overall. The middle portion of the match had a few sloppy moments and I think that ultimately took me out of things to an extent. Even still the effort was there from all six guys and the third fall was very strong with a few good dives and some really strong back and forth action. You can do a lot worse than this one and these days not that much better on a show like this.
Mephisto, Negro Casas, Terrible defeated Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr. two falls to none after Negro Casas pinned Oro with La Casita. This was a weird match that got decent time but only went two falls, all while not setting anything up. Must be CMLL trying something new. This was decent for what it was though. It wasn’t close to great but the work was solid, the end stretch with Oro and Casas was really good (especially with Casas pulling out La Casita after Oro tried one of his own) and the match never dragged. Much like the rest of this show it wasn’t anything you’ll remember, but it could’ve been a lot worse.
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