– Jack Evans & Marco Corleone vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario for the AAA World Tag Team Championship – really not much of a match; Marco couldn’t do much, and they didn’t really have a reason for Rocky to come out excpet they needed a fourth person for the match. Maybe they coudlv’e had Rocky just take Marco’s place in the match to start with, but this show went long enough, it was probably a good thing this one was short. Still think there might be a good Hermandad/Marco/Alex match if they’re all healthy – the Monterrey stuff was that promising – but don’t know if we’ll get it.
– Latin Lover vs Zorro, La Parka Jr., Chessman, Teddy Hart, Octagón, Alex Koslov, Rocky Romero for the shot at AAA World Heavyweight Championship at Rey de Reyes – as far as eight man elimination matches for titles and title chances go, the minis match on this show was better than this one. Not sure why they had both, but it’s AAA. This didn’t feel like it had a lot to it for the time it went, especially with the final pinfalls going so fast, but the braclet as trophy is a neat idea.
– Dr. Wagner Jr. vs El Mesías in a domed cage for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship, part 2, part 3 – my clock has this match at 36:29. Two thoughts
1) it felt roughly two or three times as long
2) it was said to go 40+ live, which means it was actually clipped! Poor, poor live crowd. No wonder the building was clearing out.
and Two Things To See
1) the Dramatic Structure article on wikipedia. Maybe someone could show it to these two guys. They seemed unfamiliar with the concept of building to a climax.
2) Mesias’ attack on Piero at the 12:53 mark in the video. There’s no reason for Mesias to be doing that in the context of the match, and Piero’s confused reaction to it makes it look like it was not at all planned. Piero took a bump on a kick to the hip in the first half of the show, so he’s probably taking a bump on a cane shot to the head if he was not totally surprised by it.
Piero was dumb not to just count that pinfall after the table broke, but that doesn’t give Mesias the right to do what he did, if it was indeed unscripted. Does make me wonder if that spot, and not the martinete, was the planned finish. The only really noticable clip in the match to me was right before that martinete – everyone working out a new finish?