Might as well go match by match.
1) Alfa, Cassandro, Fabi Apache, Mini Abismo Negro vs Cinthia Moreno, Octagoncito, Oriental, Pimpinela Escarlata
Backstory: Uh, none between these two teams. Like all minorities in wrestling, Cassandro and Pimpinela must either team or feud. They’ve been feuding on off for 18 months. The biggest angle is intrateam, with Gran Apache trying to hook Alfa and Fabi Apache up and having no idea who Alfa is under the mask.
Prediction: As you can see from the records info, tecnicos general win at TripleMania. More so for the random pointless match. This isn’t quite random – if we’re to believe Alfa is going to stay as Alfa for a few more weeks, they could set up a Mixed Tag feud. They also might do something with Cassandro and Pimpi, because they really need another regular exotico who’s better than Polvo, but they always try to do something with Cassandro and then he’s gone two tapings later.
I’m going go with the safe bet and assume the tecnicas win.
2) Cuervo & Ozz vs Crazy Boy & Joe Lider [AAA TAG, ladder]
Backstory: The literal translation for AAA’s stip is “match of steps”, but I think there’s going to be something connecting the steps vertically. Anyway, these two factions have been feuding to some extent since the MPs formed and needed someone to take their moves. The Mexican Powers beat the Sect to win the Atomico titles last year, Cuervo & Ozz beat Crazy Boy & Joe Lider to win the tag titles at Rey de Reyes, and and the Sect took the Atomico titles back when Psicosis turned on his teammates. This will have Extreme Tiger and Scoria as seconds.
Prediction: A homage to indy matches that are a homage to WWE matches that allllll may be better than this. Hopefully no one dies or is horribly crippled, because you know there’s a chance. Lots of stunts, probably a logic hole or two. Crazy Boy & Joe Lider are surely winning to finish the title exchange.
3) Juventud Guerrera vs Fuerza Guerrera [street]
Backstory: The yearly “Octagon and Fuerza are TOTALLY going to have a mask match at TripleMania this year!” train got derailed earlier than usual. Juvi was working as Octagon’s second, so they just elevated him into the feud and made it Guerrera vs Guerrera. There’s no hair or mask on the line, and it appears that it’ll be a street fight, just like the match in Monterrey earlier this month.
Prediction: Another chance to get random people on the show; Pirata Morgan for sure. If there’s an ultimate finish to this feud, it’s surely going to be Juvi losing his hair, so I think Juvi gets his big win here.
4) El Apache & Super Fly vs Laredo Kid & Super Calo [losers advance, pi]
5) Super Calo or Gran Apache vs Laredo Kid or Super Fly [mask, hair]
Backstory: Having run Billy Boy off, turning his teammates evil, things were looking for Gran Apache and his partner Super Calo. The Air Force ruined the fun, pulling off repeated upsets in May 2007, reaching it’s highest point with Laredo & Super Fly winning by DQ over Apache & Fly. Apache’s team has turned it around since then, but both sides have crossed paths so often in the months leading up to TripleMania, this was pretty inevitable.
Prediction: “Jordy Stone” working spot shows kinda gives this one away. Apache’s hair has to be saved for Billy Boy and Laredo Kid’s being pushed to the moon. Someone Super is losing their mask. There’s probably never going to be a better feud for Calo to drop his, and it returns the favor of people losing their masks to him at TripleManias past. Apache’s team wins, possibly with Alfa helping out to cement his relationship with Apache, and Laredo beats Calo clean.
6) Alebrije, Elegido, Super Porky vs Alan Stone, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
Backstory: Alebrije has been feuding with the Guapos, with the focus on Cuije and Guapito. Cuije probably should be out of his walker by this point. Otherwise, it’s a break comedy match so these guys get on the card.
Prediction: Cuije has been pretty well being killed and this is a break match, so the tecnicos should win.
7) ?, La Parka Jr., Latin Lover, Zorro vs ?, Head Hunter I, Ron Killings, Sabu
Backstory: They are people who don’t like each other. THERE YOU GO. It’s a basic AAA Tecnicos vs Foreign Legion members. Black Pearl or Rikishi may be the mystery man, but surely Abismo Negro will make an appearance to continue his feud with Latin Lover. Parka will probably do more comedy than usual, because he still seems to be hurting. Everyone has been rumored for the tecnico spot, and I don’t know who it’ll be. I don’t expect it to be a big deal.
Prediction: Rudos have to get one, so I’ll pick this run. Probably not as many run-ins here, because they’ll be saving them for the next match.
8) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico vs Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias, X-Pac [cage, hair]
Backstory: Cibernetico beat Mesias in a casket match, put the casket in the ocean, and set it on fire. Somehow, that did not end the feud or Mesias’ life, so it goes on here with the two respective factions. They haven’t been calling this a Cage of Death, so I’m thinking there are some special rules in play. I have no idea what these rules are. Perhaps AAA knows! Probably not, no.
Prediction: Lots of run-ins, quite obviously. Half the people in the is average for TripleMania main events. People diving off the top of the cage, you can set your watch by that. Popular thought seems to pick X-Pac here, but Kenzo losing his hair in this type of match seems about right. It’s a lesser finish for a main event, but I can’t believe they’d do something more until that’s the standard.
Almost all tecnicos winning. I guess the rudos get revenge the next night. If anything beats the mask match, I’ll be surprised, but there could be some good stuff here. I hope they just talk over the match layouts before time, so we don’t get 8 matches of rudos jumping tecnicos for 4 minutes and tecnicos all making their comeback on missed corner charges.