Full disclosure sports fans; during the day I actually changed my mind and was planning to do a full review of this CMLL Tuesday show tonight, in honor of what looked like a good match between Caristico and Gran Guerrero in the main event. Alas a meeting for a dog sitting job got in the way, I had to make a late dinner and this missed a large portion of the opening match. At that point it felt better to just do a results column instead of a full blown review, as it wouldn’t be fair to the first match I mostly missed. And that’s the story of how this all came to be. If you missed tonight’s Tuesday show, here’s what happened.
Mercurio & Pequeño Violencia defeated Acero & Aéreo two falls to one.
Cancerbero, Nitro, Sangre Azteca defeated Pegasso, Príncipe Diamante, Super Astro Jr. two falls to none after Nitro pinned Pegasso following an Azteca Shotgun Dropkick on the technico captain. Nothing important happened in this match.
Felino, Misterioso Jr., Tiger defeated Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. two falls to one after Misterioso pinned Black Panther following a Gory Special and Tiger pinned Blue Panther with La Casita. Solid, unspectacular match that featured the usual stuff from these two teams. Tiger and Black Panther stood out, as per usual.
Ángel de Oro, Audaz, Niebla Roja defeated Dragón Rojo Jr., Luciferno, Pólvora two falls to one after Roja pinned Pólvora with a Double Underhook Pancake driver and Oro submitted Luciferno. This barely gets over the “good match for a Tuesday show” line for me and only because Audaz and El General surprisingly looked really good together. Audaz had lots of cool tricks up his sleeve (as always) and Rojo did a surprisingly good job basing for him. Oro and Roja tried, but didn’t get a great effort from either Luciferno and Pólvora, who had tough nights.
Mistico, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. defeated Ephesto, Mephisto, Negro Casas two falls to one after Stuka pinned Ephesto after a Stuka Splash and Mistico submitted Mephisto with La Mistica. Good match! It was a bit on the short end for my taste but the effort was far better than I expected from all six. Volador had a good night, Mistico was impressive, Ephesto wasn’t too much of a hassle and Negro Casas was super cool as always. A fun Tuesday night semi-main.
Carístico defeated Gran Guerrero two falls to one to retain the NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship. The final fall came when Carístico submitted Guerrero with La Mistica. This was his first defense. GREAT MATCH! Holy smokes was this something. Excellent back and forth action between these two for all three falls, and the near falls in this match were especially great thanks to Carístico, Guererro and referee Edgar Noriega (who did a hell of a job calling this match). Probably the best singles match Carístico has had this year and another sign of how far Gran Guerrero has come. Absolutely terrific main event.