CMLL was back at it in Arena Mexico tonight and what a shock; for once the Tuesday show was fun. If you missed it because you had no idea it would be, here’s what happened.
Príncipe Diamante & Robin defeated El Coyote & Grako two falls to one after Diamante pinned Coyote following a Spanish Fly and Robin pinned Grako with a dead lift Northern Lights Suplex. GOOD OPENER! I can’t believe I’m saying it either, but it’s true. Great energy throughout this match, with Diamante and Robin really turning it up against a rudo team actually willing to sell for them. It didn’t have the dives to reach the next level but the work was solid and mostly smooth, and there were awesome moves like Coyote hitting a Fisherman Brainbuster. Easily the best opening match on a Tuesday show this year.
Eléctrico, Pegasso, Stigma defeated Cancerbero, Disturbio, Metálico two falls to none after Cancerbero unmasked Pegasso for the DQ. This is some night already; the opener was good and the technicos won the second match two falls to none, all while Eléctrico and Stigma also got to do dives! Match was pretty basic otherwise, which is a positive considering this involved Metálico replacing the still missing Raziel. Cancerbero unmasking Pegasso may lead to their involvement in the December cage match, which is a horrifying thought.
Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Tiger defeated Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa two falls to one after Pólvora pinned Drone following a Shotgun Dropkick and after a Lungblower. This was a good match until the ending, which was disjointed following a poor attempt at a triple suplex spot. Everything before that was well done. Rey Cometa was tremendous, Drone and Maya had a great crisscrossing suicide dive spot and the rudos were all solid. Another match that exceeded expectations, and would’ve been better if they ended it better.
Titán defeated Flyer at the 7:50 mark in a Lightning Match. The finish came after Titán locked in a modified leg lock, and then rolled Flyer into a pin when he wouldn’t submit. An absolutely outstanding match. The pace was nonstop and featured an outstanding, Matrix like dodge sequence to start, Flyer hitting a Sliced Bread on the apron, Titán gut wrenching Flyer onto the top rope and several other awesome moments. Without question the best performance Flyer has had since the spring and maybe the best singles match of his career, and yet another brilliant Tuesday performance for Titán. Well done to both luchadores!
Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr. defeated Felino, Hechicero, Universo 2000 Jr. two falls to one after Stuka pinned Felino after a Moonlight Drive and Roja submitted Universo. Solid, unspectacular match. The most notable aspect was Universo replacing Rey Bucanero; he was decent in one of his first big opportunities to mix it up with bigger names. Everyone else was fine, though not trying as hard as they would on a Friday.
Bestia del Ring, Cavernario, Terrible defeated Kráneo, Soberano Jr., Valiente two falls to one after Cavernario pinned Kráneo following a splash and Terrible submitted Valiente. Your typical Tuesday main event with a couple good Soberano spots thrown in. Nothing was set up afterwards.