The CMLL Tuesday show looked to be one to forget tonight sports fans. Instead it ended up being a better than expected show, with a few surprise finishes and a potentially enticing feud set up for the next few weeks. If you missed it all, here’s what happened.
El Coyote & Grako defeated Bengala & Leono two falls to one after Coyote pinned Bengala with a Top Rope Senton Splash and Grako pinned Leono with a Flying Elbow Drop. Boring opener as expected; Coyote and Grako make a good team and did all they could, it just wasn’t going to happen against a duo like Bengala or Leono. At least Leono has dropped the Hogan look, so now he can just suck.
Astral, Eléctrico, Robin defeated Akuma, Espanto Jr., Hijo del Signo two falls to none. You are reading that right; TWO FALLS TO NONE! The finish came after Astral pinned Signo with a Springboard Splash and Robin rolled up Akuma. Solid match, both because of the result and a great effort from the technicos. Robin was tremendous in this match, capping it off by hitting an awesome moonsault in fall one. Astral and Eléctrico also had good nights and Eléctrico even got to hit a nice dive over the turnbuckle later on. The rudos all came out together as if they were a stable, then had words after. May be something to monitor…may be something CMLL forgets about in a week.
Magnus, Stigma, Super Astro Jr. defeated Cancerbero, Nitro, Sangre Azteca two falls to one after Magnus pinned Nitro with a Lung Blower. Nitro replaced Raziel, who is still stuck on a deserted island apparently. Yet another surprising result to go along with a surprisingly solid match. Once again the technicos deserve most of the credit. Magnus didn’t fly but he was really solid, Stigma didn’t take up too much of the match and Super Astro Jr. was great. His launch dive (with an assist from Magnus) was almost as good as Robin’s moonsault. Did someone new get the booking gig for the Tuesday show cause this is weird!
Blue Panther Jr. defeated Universo 2000 Jr. in a Lightning Match at the 9:08 mark with a Fujiwar Armbar. This match went longer than I expected and was much better than I expected. I don’t know if I would call it good (there were a few spots that went wonky, including an attempted hip toss into the top rope that went wrong) but both guys tried really hard and a lot of the stuff came off well, including a top rope sunset flip powerbomb by Junior and a Universo suicide dive! That’s right; he did a dive! Definitely one of the best Universo Jr. performances to date and a strong recovery for Junior after his fall on Friday. I liked it!
Felino, Máscara Año 2000, Rey Bucanero defeated Blue Panther, Kráneo and Volcano two falls to one after Máscara submitted Panther. The first match since the opener to be a bore. Not a whole lot happened here at all aside from a few sequences where Panther got the crowd going.
Carístico, Stuka Jr., Titán defeated Cuatrero, Euforia, Último Guerrero two falls to one after Titán submitted Cuatrero. It was a brief main event but overall pretty entertaining, especially when Titán and Cuatrero were together. No challenges were issued after but it was pretty clear the two were feuding and with Dia de Muertos coming up it looks like Titán vs. Cuatrero will be a big match on the Tuesday edition of the show.