Tonight’s CMLL Tuesday show was a solid show. That’s pretty much it sports fans. There wasn’t anything blow away good, there wasn’t anything terrible; it was a show with a few good matches and nothing memorable. I guess that’s progress considering what we get from most wrestling shows these days! If you missed it all doing whatever, here’s what occurred.
El Cholo & Inquisidor defeated Bengala & Sonic the Luchador two falls to one after Cholo pinned Bengala with a Senton following a modified Go to Sleep. A largely nothing opener. Cholo’s finish was cool and Sonic had some moments, but this was largely a ho hum back and forth with Inquisidor getting WAY too much time. Sonic getting pinned by Inquisidor was a joke and that’s being kind.
Amapola, Reyna Isis, Seductora defeated La Jarochita, Maligna, Mystique two falls to one after Amapola pinned Jarochita with an Angel’s Wings. Decent match by the luchadoras standards, though still quite sloppy. Mystique worked really hard in this match and may actually be really good if she gets a chance to face someone who can wrestle. Whether that will ever happen remains to be seen! Jarochita and Amapola were also solid and Maligna, inexplicably dressed as Spider Man, was not the worst thing ever like she was in her last performance. Reyna and Seductora were putrid.
Dark Magic, Okumura, Universo 2000 Jr. defeated Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Star Jr. two falls to one after Okumura pinned Star Jr. with a Reverse DDT and Dark Magic pinned Black Panther after a reversing a roll up. A good match! No seriously; I enjoyed this outside of Okumura pinning Star Jr. for reasons I don’t understand. Everyone save Okumura was working hard, with Dark Magic having maybe his best performance to date in CMLL with Black Panther helping him along. Oddly enough the match was anchored by Blue Panther Jr. and Universo Jr., who surprisingly worked well together all the way till the end (and end that saw Universo hit a great suicide dive). Blue Panther Jr. in particular was great; his power game has continued to round into great form and he’s figured out a way to add some athleticism in as well. I’m not sold on Dark Magic vs. Black Panther, which was the direction suggested after this match, but this was still a good time.
Pólvora defeated Tritón in a Lightning Match after the 7:54 mark after Pólvora pinned Tritón following a Shotgun Dropkick that caught Tritón while he was trying a springboard move. Another good match, though the finish was anticlimactic. Tritón was great in this match, especially in the first few minutes where he threw some of his best moves out there (including the double jump springboard moonsault to the floor) to get things started hot. Pólvora was strong as well, continuing his trend of having surprisingly good singles performances that shouldn’t be that surprising. It wasn’t perfect (the flow was hurt at times by the referee being slow on pinfalls) and the finish could’ve been better, but overall these two still did quite a bit and even tried some cool ideas, like Tritón landing on his feet for the top rope Pólvora Driver.
Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Flyer defeated Felino, Hechicero, Hijo del Villano III two falls to one after Atlantis pinned Hechicero with a Hurricanrana. This was a solid match but a step down from the previous two on the card. Flyer and Hechicero were the standouts, working well throughout (especially with each other) but everyone else was coasting (Felino), looking slow (Atlantis) or young (Atlantis Jr. and Hijo del Villano III). It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t very interesting.
Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Stuka Jr. defeated Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Terrible two falls to none after Oro and Roja pinned Guerrero and Euforia after a pair of superkicks. A really quick match, but a solid one while it lasted thanks to Stuka Jr. having a solid performance. More importantly this match set up what should be one hell of a Tag Team Title match next week as the Chavez Brothers challenged Euforia and Guerrero after the match. For that alone this bout was a success.