Here are the notable things that happened on tonight’s CMLL Tuesday show from Arena Mexico; a match was set up for maybe next week, possibly the week after. There ends the important things that happened on tonight’s CMLL Tuesday show. If you missed all this fun, here’s the low down.
Acero & Aéreo defeated Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Nitro two falls to one after Aéreo pinned Nitro and Acero submitted Olímpico with a Lion Tamer. This featured another Pompin botch as he counted Nitro down for a three count even though Nitro clearly kicked out. CLASSIC POMPIN! Match thankfully blew chunks before that so it only took this match from bad to hilariously bad.
Espanto Jr., Hijo del Signo, Nitro defeated Eléctrico, Halcón Suriano Jr., Oro Jr. two falls to one after Nitro pinned Oro Jr. with a Piledriver. Oro Jr. was stretchered out after, which likely means nothing but is still probably a lame idea given what happened to the original Oro. Then again that was nearly twenty years ago and I digress. This match wasn’t very good. The technicos did try, especially a game Halcón Suriano Jr. (who broke out a great hurricanrana after standing on Espanto’s shoulders) but the rudos offered nothing while controlling the bulk of the match. Thus there wasn’t much to this.
Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. defeated Dark Magic, Misterioso Jr., Vangellys two falls to one after Blue Panther Jr. pinned Dark Magic with a Sitout Powerbomb and Black Panther pinned Vangellys with a second rope dropkick. I can’t say this was a good match but the Panthers did a hell of a job trying to get it there. All three tried really hard and had some fun moments, like Blue Panther Jr.’s backbreaker sequence, Black Panther’s everything and Blue Panther’s turning back the clock routine. With a better rudo team I think this could’ve been something really strong; alas they had Dark Magic (who looked on the verge of breaking a few times), Misterioso and Vangellys slumming it. Such is life.
Pólvora defeated Guerrero Maya Jr. in a Lightning Match at the 6:31 mark after pinning Maya with an Avalanche Pólvora Driver. It’s a shame this match ended when it did because it was starting to get really good and may have wound up being so with a few more minutes. I guess eight minute Lightning Matches are only reserved for the cool kids these days. Never the less the six and the half minutes these two got were used well, with the always smooth Maya looking good and Pólvora, as he’s prone to do, having another solid singles performance. It needed to go longer, but it was fun while it lasted.
Atlantis, Audaz, Flyer defeated Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto two falls to one after Atlantis pinned Mephisto with a Schoolboy Rollup. Audaz replaced Atlantis Jr., which was unfortunate as I would’ve much rather he replaced Atlantis. Either way this match didn’t amount to much. Ephesto, Luciferno and Mephisto were never going to put much effort into a Tuesday show semi-main and unfortunately Flyer and Audaz were more fine than good, with both taking it easy. Atlantis really shouldn’t be in these matches anymore and seemed to have trouble climbing down the stairs; somehow I doubt this will stop CMLL from booking him. What a shame.
Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. defeated Cavernario, Cuatrero, Terrible two falls to one after Cavernario was DQ’d for fouling Volador. This was done to set up a future match between Cavernario and Volador Jr…which I’ll take because those matches are usually pretty good! Then again Volador has been hit or miss recently so who knows. The rest of the match was solid but unspectacular. Oro and Roja were good but can have this type of performance in their sleep at this point, while Cavernario and Volador were solid. Cuatrero and Terrible were just happy to be there.
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