Tonight’s CMLL Tuesday show was what we called a mixed bag. There was some good stuff, like the set up for next week’s main event and a strong trios match in the fourth slot. Then there were the first two matches, which were so bad they would’ve fit right in as an episode of Arrow’s 4th season. So yeah; mixed bag. If you missed it all, here’s what happened.
Retro & Sangre Imperial defeated Akuma & Rider two falls to one after Retro pinned Akuma with a German Suplex and Imperial pinned Rider with a top rope Splash. This match was lamer than the guy I passed on the road protesting Planned Parenthood. Retro and Sangre Imperial continue to be miscast (Retro) or putrid (Imperial) and shouldn’t be on TV. Rider looked to have some potential, but that may have just been because he looked the best out of a group that was pretty bad. The director’s cut of Jumper is more worth your time than this crap.
Dalys, Metálica, Reyna Isis defeated La Jarochita, Marcela, Sanely two falls to one after Reyna pinned Jarochita with a Codebreaker and Metálica pinned Sanely with a Swanton Bomb. This match was a borderline embarrassment. Sanely, who is usually okay, had an absolutely terrible night, botching several moves with Metálica and looking completely off with her timing. No one else was much better, although Dalys and Marcela were able to at least be watchable during their sequences. The CMLL luchadoras division is generally bad, but this was a low even for them.
Misterioso Jr. defeated Universo 2000 Jr. in a Lightning Match, pinning Universo with a Pop Up Sitout Powerbomb. I did not get the time on the match because, for the first time in awhile, CMLL didn’t post the clock on the screen. This was the first respectable match on the show, though that’s not saying much. Both Universo Jr. and Misterioso gave a decent effort, and Universo continues to be a guy who I could see having respectable matches with better opponents. Him and Misterioso weren’t a good match though, and even with them trying the match was at times quite slow, sloppy and generally uninteresting. It wasn’t terrible like the first two matches, but it was still completely forgettable.
Hechicero, Kawato San, Vangellys defeated Blue Panther, Drone, Guerrero Maya Jr. two falls to one after Vangellys pinned Drone with a Deadlift Northern Lights Suplex and Kawato pinned Maya with a Double Stomp. Drone replaced Audaz. This was a really good Tuesday show match. It took a bit for them to get going, but by the time the third fall hit these guys had gained momentum, leading to a final fall full of dives. Drone may not be as dynamic as Audaz but he had a strong night and worked really well with Kawato, who continued his trend of strong performances. Hechicero, Blue Panther and Maya were all good as well, while Vangellys largely stayed out of the way and didn’t mess anything up when he got involved. A welcomed match on this show.
Atlantis, Flyer, Stuka Jr. defeated Felino, Mephisto, Templario two falls to one after Atlantis pinned Felino and Stuka pinned Mephisto with a Stuka Splash. This match was the occasional good sequence from Flyer and Templario and nothing else. Atlantis continues to be a shell of his former self and Felino, Mephisto and Stuka were all in coast mode.
Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Dragón Lee defeated Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas two falls to one after Cavernario fouled Dragón Lee for the DQ. Carístico replaced Niebla Roja. This was a solid main event that no one will remember tomorrow. What people will remember is that Cavernario and Dragón Lee feuded throughout this match, setting up Lee challenging Cavernario to a match next week and Cav accepting. That should be stupendous! For that alone the main event was a success.