CMLL TV 4/8/06 (4/7/06)
Written By Robert Bihari
Team Laziness: Ultimo Dragon/La Mascara/Felino vs Olimpico/Okumura/Takemura: Takemura looked better than I remembered although you really can’t show much in these types of matches. Ultimo did his best Mil Mascaras impression where he took one move and stayed outside until it was time for him to be on offense and destroy everyone in his path. Short and uneventful. Rating: .25
Momentos had Mascara Purpura doing a wicked second rope springboard tornillo! I wonder why he hasn’t busted that out in a regular TV match yet. There were a few more clips of stuff that didn’t air the previous week which was fun instead of seeing the usual repeated spots since Tuesday’s Coliseo shows stopped being filmed.
Ultimo Guerrero/Rey Bucanero/Tarzan Boy vs Mr. Aguila/Damian 666/Hector Garza: This match started the build for the future 4/28 big matches. Looked like we were gonna get a clean start but then Los Perros started brawling. They took the first fall and of course Los Guerreros responded to take the second fall. Garza recently gave an interview where he called AAA’s product “pure show”, i.e. no wrestling. So of course he spent the first two falls mocking Los Guerreros, having a woman at ringside take his shirt off and then hiding in the same woman’s arms to avoid the comeback. CMLL = pure wrestling! Third fall was fun as we got a couple of exchanges. Damian went nuts and did a run-up-the-ropes frankensteiner! DAMIAN! He’s like 50! The finishing sequence was pulled straight from the 2003 AAA playbook which needs to be renamed the 2006 CMLL playbook. Lots of low blows and people forgetting where they were supposed to be looking. I like the new ref Adonis Salazar staring right at a low blow and then looking away as the pinfall is occuring. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? To sum up this match… Garza and Ultimo blew a spot. ULTIMO GUERRERO NEVER BLOWS SPOTS! Rating: .50
Mistico/Negro Casas/La Parka vs Atlantis/El Averno/El Mephisto: Well thank god for this as it saved the show. Really good match. Mistico and Averno had an awesome exchange early on which didn’t even include flying. Parka then got in the ring and began tearing it up. He is such an underrated worker… probably one of the most complete guys in CMLL right now, that is if you still count him as a CMLL guy. Great ending to the first fall although Parka was going so fast with his moves Atlantis just couldn’t keep up. The second fall had more fun work which was good to see since I was expecting a beatdown right away. Rudos eventually got to the beatdown and won the fall. Parka took a sickening bump on the outside. I should also add he was getting boo’ed all match long but played it off like a pro and at the same time didn’t make himself the center of attention since the match was booked to revolve around the tag title buildup. Good for Parka… you can bet it’d have been different with a guy like Wagner in his place. Third fall had a very awkward moment during the comeback sequence as Mistico blew his springboard dropkick but recovered nicely. However Atlantis seemed to get really confused and ended up elbowdroping… Averno… for no reason at all. Time stood still as everyone was like ‘WTF?’. Parka got the match going again and the finishing stuff was really done by everyone. Great setup for next week. Rating: 1
1.75 out of 3 overall. The show was saved by the main event. Next week might be the same. I wanna see if the tag title match holds up to what I remember from it.