AAA on Televisa #943 (06/19/2010)

Auditorio Municipal Torreon, 05/22/2010

LA Park = Star Wars Kid?
LA Park = Star Wars Kid?

Alex Koslov & Sexy Star vs Aerostar & Fabi Apache for the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship: I believe, if CMLL was the network on Galavision and AAA was only available on stream or inconsistent downloads, I probably wouldn’t be watching it much. I wasn’t, when AAA was only half the show, and there’s nothing that interesting about the TV to watch it every week. I’d miss out on matches like this, which was pretty fun (and led to an angle that wasn’t really explained elsewhere) and that’d be sad, but there’s only so many hours in the day.

Dr. Wagner Jr., Octagón, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Electroshock, Silver King, Último Gladiador: tired of this match. The tecnicos are definitely better if you don’t see them every week.

Cibernético & Heavy Metal vs LA Park & Zorro: LA Park still has his moments of awesome. Going back to the old knee shaking wacky strutting Park is a nice touch.

Joe Lider, La Parka Jr., Nicho el Millionario vs Chessman, Hernandez, Kenzo Suzuki: stretching the match over four segments to no finish (back to back matches) is not the way go. Nicho probably should’ve found a reason not to be a foot away from Park when he was smashing the bottle over Parka’s show. These things happen.

updated AAA Heroes del Ring 2011 roster (41 of 31 known)

Felt like time for a new post. The old one is here.

Heroes del Ring just updated their facebook with the roster. Part 1 & 2. I’ve highlighted the new additions.

Abismo Negro
Alan Stone
Alex Koslov
Charly Manson
Chris Stone
Crazy Boy
Dark Cuervo
Dark Ozz
Dr. Wagner, Jr.
El Elegido
El Mesias
El Zorro
Extreme Tiger
Groon XXX
Jack Evans
Joe Lider
Juventud Guerrera
La Parka
La Parkita
Marco Corleone
Mascarita Divina
Mascarita Sagrada
May Flowers
Nicho el Millonario
Pimpinela Escarlata
Psycho Clown
Rocky Romero
Silver King
Super Fly
Teddy Hart
Último Gladiador

That’s 40 (plus Mystery Guy, maybe). Earlier reports had 31, but I’m perfectly fine with getting 10 more people. I’m thrilled to get to play Video Game Teddy Hart; this is how the man was meant to exist. Crazy Boy too. Minis, after all! (note: start campaigning for Mini Vipers next – no Mini Abismo Negro, no peace!) The real big news is the Groon vs Gronda match can finally happen, which is really worth the $60 alone.

With those going in, a few people are now missing

El Brazo
Kenzo Suzuki
Monster Clown
Murder Clown

1up mentioned playing as Brazo, so he was in here at one point. The other four have all been seen in video. They could always be added later in via downloadable updates, and I guess people would be more likely to pay for guys like these who are still around then for guys long gone. I’d rather have the complete Psycho Circus trio than May & X-Pac, but not everyone might feel that way.

Other guys not in the game: Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Decnnis, Billy Boy, Gato Eveready, Tiger Cota, Rio Bravo, Tito Santana II, Relampago, Gato Eveready, and Gran Apache. Only the first two are even a slight surprise.

Romero out of AAA, Chessman out, Anniversary main, Infierno

This week’s Wrestling Observer was full of interesting AAA news.

  • Rocky Romero unexpectedly and suddenly gave his notice after the 07/04 taping. He was asked to take a pay cut, and that’s what people believe is the reason. He’s not listed on any future AAA cards. WON speculates he’ll end up with Masked Warriors (which makes a lot of sense) – perhaps Grey Shadow or Black Tiger will make a return. AAA will need a new opponent for Jack Evans for Verano, or a new match.
  • Chessman is out of action for a few months. He hurt his neck taking the Wagner Driver on the 07/02 show, so he was going to miss the 07/04 taping already. However, backstage for that show, Nicho attacked Chessman with a padded club (?), and leaving Chessman with a fractured ankle. “It wasn’t broken up quickly as Chessman wasn’t very popular among a lot of the wrestlers.”
  • Heavy Metal being on probation with a promotion doesn’t seem as much news as the status quo
  • Meltzer has the Merida taping as “12,000 fans, which was a little shy of full.” That newspaper article said 6,000, but they did have other facts wrong – Chessman wrestling – so they may have guessed wrong there too. I didn’t think you could have 12,000 people in the Poliforum, but I can never remember the seating capacity of buildings. Didn’t look just shy of full in the pictures.

Not in the Observer, but discussed on the latest Figure Four interview with Dr. Lucha, Shocker may have no-showed himself out of a big payday. The talk inside CMLL was that they were going to do Shocker vs Mr. Niebla in a hair vs mask match for the anniversary show. It’s not been the most exciting feud, but it’s one with length – Niebla took Shocker’s mask after they broke up as a team. This time would be Shocker getting that win back, with Niebla being punished by losing his mask on the biggest show of the year. (It doesn’t make logic to me, but it does give an insight into how those in power and those in the ring see things.) No one definitively said the match was certain and they were sure there’d have to be a strong semimain, but Niebla/Shocker seemed to be the big idea, as long as both guys stayed out of trouble and didn’t start no-showing beforehand. Shocker – quite possibly unaware of all of this – did not show up Tuesday, so this is all probably off.

Photos from the CMLL contract signing reveal Diamante needs to buy a suit coat. Also, this article (and every single other one) mentions Histeria not actually signing the contract. He’s says he’ll be in the match, but he refused to agree to defend his mask in the 07/18 match until he defends it in the 07/12 match. No hint of a replacement if Sombra should happen to be the big winner on Monday. Edit: Estrellas del Ring quotes Panico as saying they’ll just go with 11 if Histeria loses his mask.

Juvi, Charly, and Oriental taped an appearance on TV de Noche, which will air on July 14.

On AAA’s website, Alex Koslov explains why he decide to take the red (normally female) Mixed Tag belt – red fits his theme. Also, the deal with the team is Christina Von Eerie is only interested in Alex in a professional manner, and Alex would like to change that. An admirable goal.

Rey Guerrero lost his hair to Principe Rebelde in Juarez. In Arena Aficion, Sexy Alondra lost his hair to Caricia. DJ Spectro posts video of that one, and notes Alondra appeared to be drunk.

Metro (UK) has a brief positive review of SLAM, a new lucha libre photobook. More info on that book here.

DJ Spectro has an interview with As Charro.

Segunda Caida has it’s daily Black Terry review.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


CMLL (TUE) 07/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Nube Roja vs Black Metal
2) Astaroth & Samurai vs Drago & In Memoriam
3) Hierro & Leo vs Ráfaga & Rey Trueno
4) Metal Blanco, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Averno, Exterminador, Máscara Mágica
5) Máximo & Sagrado vs Héctor Garza & Texano Jr.

Rematch of this past week’s finish.