Tonight’s CMLL Tuesday show was solid. I’m not sure what else there is to say there sports fans. Not a whole lot happened, but only a few things were bad (maybe the opener was too but I missed it having a family dinner), the fourth match was really strong and the main event was decent for what it was. Overall not too bad. Amazing how Puebla and the Tuesday show have surpassed the Friday show huh? If you missed all this, here’s what happened.
Espanto Jr. & Grako defeated Metatrón & Sonic the Luchador two falls to one.
Fuego, Pegasso, Stigma defeated Espíritu Negro, Hijo del Signo, Nitro two falls to one after a triple pin. That’s right; A TRIPLE PIN! It has happened again sports fans. Espíritu Negro replaced Sangre Azteca, who has left CMLL for good and after this match I can’t blame him. This was BORING! The most exciting part was Pegasso going for a hurricanrana on the floor and Nitro having no clue what was going on, which led to Pegasso kneeing him in the head. Hysterical. NEXT!
Marcela defeated Reyna Isis in a Lightning Match at the 9:26 mark after pinning Reyna with a Double Stomp. I would probably rate this as Reyna Isis’ best match ever; the competition was very stiff of course! In all seriousness this wasn’t bad and both Marcela and Reyna tried hard. The issue is Marcela has slowed down and Reyna, for all her effort, still tops out at average at best. Thus, while this was well worked and the crowd got into it, it was not much more than a solid yet unspectacular outing. Better than most CMLL luchadora matches I suppose.
Audaz, Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr. defeated Disturbio, Hechicero, Misterioso Jr. two falls to one after Blue Panther Jr. submitted Disturbio with a Gory Special and Black Panther pinned Misterioso with a top rope dropkick. A very good match, almost great! Effort was a question going in but everyone was trying hard or, in the case of Misterioso, was wise enough to get out of the way and contribute only when necessary. Hechicero and Disturbio were terrific bases in this match, with Hechicero also throwing in some great offense here and there. The technicos were the stars though; Black Panther looked explosive, Blue Panther Jr. once again broke out the best backbreaker in wrestling and Audaz was electrifying with a capital E. If only he was in a promotion people paid attention to these days so they could see stuff like his hurricanrana off the ramp. A delightful watch.
Felino, Hijo del Villano III Jr., Negro Casas defeated Atlantis, Blue Panther, Kráneo two falls to one after Felino submitted Panther with an Indian Death Lock and Casas submitted Atlantis with a modified leg lock. This match looked doomed on paper and was in fact doomed. Casas and Felino looked alright but Atlantis looked absolutely shot, while Blue Panther did anything and Kráneo and Villano looked out of place. This was a match with a bunch of pieces that didn’t fit and it showed.
Bestia del Ring, Rush, Terrible defeated Carístico, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. two falls to one after Terrible pinned Carístico after a low blow that the referee missed due to a distraction from Rush. A solid main event, though there was only so much that could be done with Bestia del Ring involved. Carístico and Rush brought their feud from Puebla to Arena Mexico and the effort was still there, with both having some really good sequences early. This feud is already more interesting that UG-Ciber, which makes it all the more depressing it won’t be the Aniversario headliner. Everyone else, save Bestia, was alright as well, with Soberano and Terrible in particular working well together. Carístico appeared to challenge Los Ingobernables to a match next week so there may be more to it. The post match angle was very strong, with Los Ingobernables unmasking all the technicos, then Rush stopping another Carístico promo to beat him up some more.