AAA #870 (02/07)

taped 12/19 – whoa, really? This is over two months old by the time it’ll finally get up, why even bother with a preview.

I’m sure I ripped the video at some point, but can’t find it. Yay for organizing. No one says enough about these videos fro me to really mind it.

Back to three hours. Ways you can tell (besides, you know, the clock)

* Minis make TV
* all the matches make TV
* and all the entrances
* and none of the matches are edited to shreds with the same crowd shots
* the main event goes 20 minutes for no good reason

The show was built around turning Nicho & Joe Lider into main event rudos. That’s pretty much going to decide how you feel about this show, and sadly the next month of shows. There’s generally more logically stuff here, but then there’s also stuff like the Clowns and Chessman working a match as a tecnico then immediately doing a rudo bit after the match. And there’s really no great match, though stuff is more around good than it has been recently.

03/07: Mexico, Puebla

CMLL (FRI) 03/06 Arena Mexico [ESTO, Ovaciones]
1) MolotovSenseiArtilleroSuper Comando
2) AmapolaHirokaPrincesa BlancaDark AngelLluviaMarcela
3) Angel de PlataTiger Kid [lightning]
4) FelinoMisterioso IITexano Jr. DQ MaximoMetroValiente
5) TerribleVillano IVVillano VAtlantisBlue PantherUltimo Guerrero
6) Dos Caras Jr.Hector GarzaShockerBlack WarriorMr. NieblaNegro Casas

Both papers seem to think the tecnico group in the main event wasn’t doing much good – ESTO says Dos seemed disinterested, ESTO notes Garza and Shocker weren’t getting along – but they still won. Judging from CMLL’s notes, the Dos stuff may be going somewhere, perhaps a rudo turn.

Villano V pinned UG clean and got the best of him for most of the match.

Texano faked a foul from Maximo in the tercera.

The women’s match was said to be one of the best on the show.

CMLL (FRI) 03/06 Arena Puebla [eric @ box y lucha]
4) Sombrita L Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Ninja, Pequeño Olímpico, Fantasy, Eléctrico, Tzuki, Bracito de Oro, Último Dragoncito, Sauron, Pierrothito, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Universo 2000, Asturiano [cage, mask]

Just like the last cage match, this one came down to Pierrothito, Dorada, and the loser. This time, Pierrothito escaped and Dorada has to defend his mask. He did, beating Sombrita. Sombrita was unmasked as Javier Tutl Roldan, 20 years a wrestler, originally from Puebla.

AAA announced yesterday that Shiima Xion would be joining the group. Xion worked the DTU show at last year’s Lucha Libre Exo, so that’s probably the connection. This signing seems to disagree with the WON’s recent reporting of AAA freezing new hiring until the summer. (Though it did get a lot warmer here yesterday!) I can’t imagine more than 1% of AAA’s fanbase knows who Shiima Xion is, but according to his wikipedia page, he’s a AAA fan from way back so yay for that.

EXOnline has an interview with Mike Brown of WEC, visiting Arena Mexico.

Another preview of EAW‘s next show.

CMLL (TUE) 03/10 Arena Mexico
1) Rayo Tapatio II & Sensei vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Electrico, Shockercito, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Fire, Pequeno Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Shigeo Okumura vs Flash, Pegasso, Stuka Jr.
4) Mascara Dorada, Mictlan, Sagrado vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Felino, Sangre Azteca
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, Volador Jr. vs Black Warrior, Lizmark Jr., Mr. Niebla

Hey, Fire. Just talking about you. No sign of Sombrita this week.

CMLL (FRI) 03/13 Arena Mexico
1) Sombra de Plata & Trueno vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Hooligan, Loco Max, Polvora vs Angel Azteca Jr., Pegasso, Rey Cometa
3) Mascarita Dorada vs Pequeno Warrior [lightning]
4) Maximo, Metro, Sagrado vs Misterioso II, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Ultimo Guerrero vs Averno, Mephisto, Villano V
6) Dos Caras Jr., Mistico, Shocker vs Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Top 2 build for next week’s big matches, thought it’s odd to be in that order. Third match builds to the GDL match, though it’s in the FOX/LATV slot and wouldn’t air until after their hair match.

CMLL (SUN) 03/15 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Trueno vs Caligula & Messala
2) Fabian el Gitano, Flash, Stuka Jr. vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Hiroka, Princesa Blanca, Rosa Negra
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Mictlan, Sagrado vs Ephesto, Lizmark Jr., Rey Bucanero
5) Blue Panther, Hector Garza, La Mascara vs Averno, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla

Right now, there’s no title match, but one might note everyone to have a title match is scheduled to be there, in case events this Sunday cause one to be set up. This is a pretty run of the mill show otherwise.

While you’re waiting for CMLL to come on at 3, Alfredo posted Rey Hechicero vs Valinete.