Tonight’s CMLL Tuesday show looked to contain a potentially fun final few matched…and delivered exactly that. Save for a weird decision to make the semi-main event quick, CMLL closed the show strong with two of the better non Dragón Lee-Mephisto Tuesday matches you’ll see this year. If you were too busy flying to New York to catch it all, here’s what you missed.
Fantasy & Último Dragóncito defeated Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito two falls to one after Fantasy submitted Olímpico and Dragóncito pinned Pierrothito with a Hurricanrana. A solid, unspectacular opener. There were moments it felt like the guys were trying more than usual and the pace was often good. It just felt like they were missing something to take it to the next level. A far more watchable match than the minis usually give us at least.
Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel defeated Metatrón, Star Jr., Super Astro Jr. two falls to one after Cancerbero pinned Star Jr. with a Sitout Crucifix Powerbomb. Awful, AWFUL match. Every time I looked up it seemed like the rudos were in control, and the technicos turn just never seemed to come. Throw in how boring the rudos were and yeah; this sucked. What a way for Metatrón to make his first streaming appearance in Grodd knows how long.
Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. defeated Kawato San, Nitro, Sagrado two falls to one after Black Panther pinned Nitro following a second rope dropkick and Blue Panther submitted Kawato with an armbar variation. Passable match, largely because the Panthers were all really good. Junior got in his backbreakers and looked relatively smooth, Black Panther had a lot of energy and Blue Panther took it upon himself to work with Kawato and helped the youngster to a good performance. Sagrado and Nitro (who replaced Misterioso Jr.) were afterthoughts.
Templario defeated Rey Cometa in a Lightning Match at the 9:20 mark. The finish came after Templario pinned Cometa following an Avalanche Gutwrench Powerbomb. STUPENDOUS MATCH! Rey Cometa kept all his big moves (the Brillo Cometa and Lo Mein Pain for example) in his bag and these two still tore the house down. By the four and a half minute mark Cometa had already done three dives and he and Templario just kept upping the ante from there. Great effort, great pace, some killer moves and best of all the two were given a ton of time to fit it all in. Worth going out of your way to see.
Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero defeated Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán, Tritón two falls to none after the UG submitted Maya with Pulpo Guerrero and Gran Guererro pinned Tritón following a Sitout Package Powerbomb. This was disappointing, but only because the match inexplicably ended after fall two. Prior to that unexpected (but planned) ending everything was for the most part a lot of fun. The technicos were energized to be facing legitimately good rudos, Los Guerreros was trying; there were maybe a few communication issues between Guerrero Maya and Gran Guerrero but otherwise this looked to be a match on its way to being very good. Instead it ended after just two falls with the Guerreros looking strong. What a pity for Maya and Tritón, who aren’t likely to get a shot like this again any time soon.
Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. defeated Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón two falls to one after Soberano pinned Sansón with a Code Red (he didn’t get all of it but close enough). Another tremendous match; TWO ON A TUESDAY SHOW! They didn’t fire all their bullets (for good reason) but these six put in a great effort and kept the pace moving throughout. Ángel de Oro was so fast and smooth at times that he resembled a young Masato Yoshino, while Roja was solid and Soberano was Soberano. The Dinamitas were also on their A game, with only Forastero (having a rough go of it right now) fading to the background. After the win Oro, Roja and Soberano challenged the Dinamitas to a Mexican National Trios Championship match next week, explaining why they kept some of their tricks up their sleeves. That match should be just as good, if not better, than what we got tonight.