Breaking news; CMLL’s Tuesday show remains miles ahead of CMLL’s Puebla show on Monday. Of course that’s like saying Smackdown is better than RAW (it goes without saying) but what can you do? If you missed tonight’s solid effort in Arena Mexico, here’s what occurred.
Angelito & Shockercito defeated Mercurio & Pequeño Violencia two falls to one after Angelito pinned Violencia with a Cradle Buster and Shockercito pinned Mercurio with a Yoshitonic. Good to see Angelito around again; match was uneventful otherwise.
Metálica, Reyna Isis, Tiffany defeated Avispa Dorada, La Jarochita, Mystique two falls to one after Metálica pinned Jarochita with a Package Shoulder Breaker. A more intriguing luchadoras match than usual given the mix of young talent. Avispa Dorada was really good and continues to be the most impressive luchadora in CMLL’s arsenal when she’s used. Mystique also had an impressive night. Everyone else was solid or Tiffany, and you get the feeling this could be better if CMLL actually allowed them to do more stuff. They didn’t so this was still more average than good.
Audaz, Black Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr. defeated Metálico, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr. two falls to one after Maya rolled up Universo Jr. and Audaz pinned Metálico with a Walk Up Super Rana. Metálico replaced Okumura. Good match and probably the best match Metálico will have for the rest of his career. He naturally had little to do with it as the technicos carried the action. Black Panther had his best performance in awhile, Guerrero Maya was solid and, in an event everyone saw coming, Audaz was spectacular. He really does take no days off and made all three rudos look great either on offense or basing for his own offense, which included a slingshot rana with an assist from the turnbuckle post.
Blue Panther defeated Luciferno in a Lightning Match at the 9:20 mark when Panther submitted Luciferno with a Fujiwara Armbar. I’m torn on this match because it started slow but ended strong with Blue Panther hitting three consecutive suicide dives. He hit another one earlier in the match as well, giving the 58 year old four overall in the match. That’s more dives than what we got in the first three matches COMBINED! This is why he’s a legend. Worth watching just for Panther’s continued excellence.
Atlantis, Flyer, Stuka Jr. defeated Felino, Hechicero, Templario two falls to one after Atlantis rolled up Hechicero for the pin. Another solid match, though I wish CMLL had given these guys a few more minutes and a bit more action to get it over the hump. Flyer, Hechicero and Templario all looked really good in this match, while Stuka and Felino were solid and Atlantis did just enough to not look out of place.
Ephesto, Mephisto, Terrible defeated Mistico, Soberano Jr., Titán two falls to one after Terrible pinned Titán after a Last Ride and Mephisto pinned Soberano following a Shoulder Breaker. Terrible replaced Negro Casas. Your typical Tuesday main event, with some decent effort here and there by the technicos but not enough to make the match great. Mistico and Mephisto continue to feud, continue to not get a match against each other.