It was a busy CMLL Tuesday show sports fans. The promotion decided on the two men who will battle for the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship on next week’s show and gave us a cool looking main event starring Ring of Honor/New Japan exports Flip Gordon and David Finlay Jr. Good stuff. If you missed it, have no fear as we’ve got the results right here. Hey that rhymed!
El Coyote & Grako defeated Sangre Imperial & Sonic two falls to one after Coyote and Grako pinned Imperial and Sonic with top rope dives respectively. Better than expected, though what I expected was the bottom of the barrel. Coyote and Grako were good, Sonic was really good and Sangre Imperial was perhaps the best I’ve ever seen him. Still only so much he can do and the match didn’t really allow for the guys to go all out, much like most CMLL openers.
Cancerbero, Metálico, Sangre Azteca defeated Magnus, Retro, Star Jr. two falls to none after Cancerbero submitted Star Jr. and Azteca pinned Retro. A shitty match made even worse by CMLL booking their talented technico team (and Retro) to lose in two straight falls to the grumpy old luchadores. No wonder most people look down on them. Magnus and Star Jr. had some moments and Metálico hit a moonsault; otherwise there was nothing of note.
Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón defeated Sagrado, Tiger, Universo 2000 Jr. two falls to one after Tritón pinned Universo followed a 450 Splash and Maya pinned Sagrado with a roll up. Fun match! I wouldn’t go as far to say this was a higher level than a good Tuesday match but it was a decent watch that could’ve been even better with a few more big moves. All three technicos looked good, Sagrado and Tiger did a great job basing and Universo 2000 Jr. didn’t screw anything up.
Diamante Azul and Último Guerrero defeated Rush, Terrible, Kráneo, Rey Bucanero, Euforia, Shocker, Gran Guerrero, Valiente, Volcano and Blue Panther Jr. to move onto the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship match next week. Decent match, though it lacked the excitement and heat of the Grand Prix. And keep in mind that the Grand Prix was lacking in heat and excitement itself this year! The action was fine but nothing stood out overall. The UG vs. Diamante Azul should at least be an interesting matchup next week.
Carístico, David Finlay Jr., Flip Gordon defeated Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón two falls to one after Carístico submitted Sansón with La Mistica. Good, borderline great match; the only iffy part was a rare Carístico botch on a back spring elbow. Otherwise it was a strong match, starting with the Dinamitas dominating with their terrific team offense and eventually settling into the Flip Gordon show. He was terrific and got off several excellent dives, more than enough to carry the load for his team. It needed a better Carístico performance and more from Finlay to be truly great, but you can count this as the second straight week Carístico has had a strong main event. He should buy Flip a steak dinner for that.