Best of CMLL – May 2018

Here are the best CMLL matches that I watched in May 2018:

Soberano Jr. vs Magia Blanca [MEX WELTER] – 5/1 – GREAT – Soberano gets to be the more experienced one in a match for once, and he can do it too. Magia Blanca going way above his level.

Rush vs Último Guerrero – 5/4 – GOOD – Elusive Último Guerrero lightning match. As in, his first lightning match ever. In 2018.

Mistico & Electrico vs Hechicero & Espanto Jr. – 5/4 – GOOD – Rare good tournament match, as well as your occasional reminder that they need to book Hechicero more because he’s one of the best.

El Audaz, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Puma, Sagrado, Virus – 5/8 – GREAT – Tuesday trios with 6 good wrestlers.

Soberano Jr. vs Negro Casas – 5/11 – GREAT – No time limit rematch of the previous meeting. Whenever you see him wrestle in 2018, especially in a sprint like this, remember that Negro Casas is 58 years old.

Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Soberano Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón – 5/18 – GREAT – I thought 2018 was going to be the year of someone else, but it appears that it’s once again the Year of Soberano.

Flyer & Volador Jr. vs Templario & Último Guerrero [CMLL Gran Alternativa Final] – 5/18 – EXCELLENT – One of the best matches of the year so far, with two rising stars getting a spotlight. Templario’s been at this level for a while. Flyer, maybe not yet, but he does a good job in this match. And they’re working with the two CMLL aces.

Último Guerrero © vs Stuka Jr. [NWA MIDDLE] – 5/22 – GOOD – Ultimo Guerrero is very good at wrestling. He gives the fans what they want, so the matches are very similar. But they are good matches. Stuka’s mask is awesome in this, and his work is on the level of UG.

Flyer, LA Park, Volador Jr. vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible – 5/25 – EXCELLENT – The king is back and he’s brought with him the best match of the year. While I question the wisdom of doing the best possible match right out the gate when you are theoretically building to something bigger, I cannot actually complain about getting to see such an outstanding match in front of a sold out hot crowd.

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