Much to rant about here. Let’s start by killing my credibility and then working it back.
Crazy Boy is better than Chessman. Wait, no, let’s not say things that make people spit out liquids at the screen. The match with Jack/Teddy vs Crazy/Ricky was significantly better than the one with Jack/Teddy vs Chessman/Ricky. It pretty much has nothing to do with Crazy Boy. The match was much tighter than the week prior, and built around keeping him out as along as possible. The finish was just as dumb – remember when Jack & Teddy were good enough to actually beat people on their own? Oh, those long ago days of two months ago – but everything leading up to it was much more enjoyable.
What’s the point of
– bringing back the Mascarita Sagrada gimmick, and then making it a filler? (not saying they should push this guy either, but the character is special enough that it shouldn’t be diluted like this)
– turning Cinthia ruda, and not giving her more wins?
– Billy winning every week, but being in the same spot permanently? I’d actually prefer a program with the Pirates than this limbo.
And then there’s top two matches. Obviously someone had the idea of putting over the young guys for various reasons. It would’ve been nice if they actually did. Doing two finishes with the same guys in the same way on the same show (in the same hour!) kills the impact of either of them. It’s not a big huge surprise upset if it’s happen twice in the last forty minutes.
Even if it was just one, it’s not as if they actually put Super Fly or Aerostar over in any meainingful way. Aerostar knocked himself out a dive, crawled back into the ring hurt, and el Brazo fell into a pin. Electroshock utterly destroyed Super Fly and got pulled into huracanrana for a flash three count. Neither guy appeared on the level on their competition – Super Fly was treated as if he was many levels below Electro with the ease he was handled. Yes, they won, but AAA’s never treated weekly trio wins as meaning anything at all, so it doesn’t have much credibility when talking about these. Neither finish was shown the following week – you only know Super Fly won because Electro comes out and kills him.
If they truly want to build up Super Fly and Aerostar so they’re on the same level as at least upper mid guys like Alan Stone and Elegido (if not higher), they’ve got to be able to get the same offense on the rudos that those guys do. Anything else makes confirms that the aAir FOrce guys aren’t on the level.
The irony here is AAA “helped” their young high flyers exactly how WCW would with the cruiserweights, and there’s plenty of people in this promotion who should know how that worked out. Rey Jr. didn’t get over because people fell backwards into pins for him, he got over because he had awesome matches and he earned wins.
(file note – just for fun, I tried to convert this to commercial-less AVI like the FSE shows, but it’s still 1.2 GB and I figured that was too much. Once I get to the 2h30m shows, it may drop enough to make it close to 1 GB and worthwhile, but should there be anything else I should be trying? Can I safely cut down the screen resolution?)