11/22 AAA TV Lineup (Aguascalientes)

AAA TV (FRI) 11/22/2013 Plaza de Toros San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
1) Faby Apache, Pasion Kristal, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Taya Valkyrie, Yuriko
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Eterno, Juventud Guerrera, Steve Pain
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
4) Angélico, Fénix, Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
5) Cibernético, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, La Parka vs Daga, Parka Negra, Psicosis

Air Date: 11/30? This is a 1 week taping, which is odd because this needed to be a two week taping if AAA’s planned the rest of the year out. If the schedule Marisela sent out was right, they’ve got nothing for 12/07 (and one of these matches won’t air anyway.) The annual multi-channel Teleton is the weekend of 11/30 – maybe AAA’s pre-empted that weekend and this will air 12/07?

I think we all missed the angle where the Perros del Mal broke up. There’s no explanation yet of why Daga & Psicosis would be on opposite sides of their leader and it’s not listed as a relevos increíbles – I think if you’re going to put out a card where the main event either gives away a storyline event that hasn’t happened (or one you’re not actually going to do), the card should probably come with a reasoning why the match is happening. It just looks like you’re not paying attention.

It does look like Perro Aguayo is going tecnico. He’s been cheered every single day he’s been in the promotion and has played up to the crowd to get more cheers, but he also plays at being the rebel at the same time. I don’t know if those elements can co-exist, but it hasn’t been working as a rudo for a while now.

There may be a Fenix/Fantasma feud happening? There doesn’t appear to be any plans for Texano at GdT.

Second and third matches are ones AAA seemed to be setting up for Guerra de Titanes. Maybe they’ll happen on back to back shows. (Or maybe Cuervo and Ozz really are going, I dunno.)

Next taping is in Tepic on some day in December.

X-Fly beats Toscano, Mexico preview, AAA TV schedule

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 11/07/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Zurdog b Sky Ángel
2) Araña de Plata, Atomic Star, Electro Boy b Alfa, Hip Hop Man, Omega
Atomic Star & Electro Boy (I think) are wearing matching masks and Eterno t-shirts, so they may have formed a tag team.
3) Dragón Celestial, Mr. Leo, Seiya DQ Douki, Fulgor I, Fulgor II
Anubis Black made his debut replacing Fulgor I. Douki pulled Leo’s mask for the DQ.
4) Chico Che, Golden Magic, Relámpago b Canis Lupus, Imposible, Saruman
Golden beat Lupus, asked for a shot at his title.
5) Alan Extreme, Eterno, X-Fly b Dr. Cerebro, Toscano, Veneno
X-Fly used the ropes to beat Toscano.

Toscano lost to X-Fly! Toscano’s got to reevaluate things.

Canis Lupus’ title is the Welterweight one. Golden Magic and Dinamic Black went to a draw for that belt which should’ve set up a rematch, Dinamic Black left town, and Canis Lupus won the vacant title match which didn’t involve Golden Magic. He’s got a good claim there.

Whichever guys are wearing the Eterno shirts – I still struggle matching names with masks for the IWRG new guys – has been wearing them for a while. Not sure if trainees or related.

Douki on his new love of rabbits.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico has one built up big one match and one which might turn out to be big. The tag team title match promised last month might more or less happen tonight, with La Mascara & Rush facing off against Tama Tonga & Terrible. Tonga & Terrible make more sense as champions, but there might not be enough time to set up another title match before Tonga’s stint ends. In the lightning match, the last match which will air on Terra, Maximo takes on Rey Escorpion. That’s also a belated follow up to the 10/18 show, where Maximo challenged Rey Escorpion to a match after Escorpion took Brazo de Plata’s hair in their super libre plus match. CMLL should make it clear tonight if Maximo/Rey Escorpion is a possibility for the year end match. If not, then the main event may set up Rush/Tonga. Both happening in singles matches seem unlikely, though a tag apuesta match is not impossible.

Marisela Pena says the TV shows for the year are just the ones previously announced: 11/15 Queretaro, 11/22 in Aguascalientes, 12/07 in Tepic (Guerra de Titanes) and 11/14 in Puerto Vallarta. The Guerra de Titanes actual date is confusing – Marisela and Konnan have said the 7th, Dorian said the 8th and they announced the 8th at the last taping. Maybe they’ll run a promo on TV this week and make clear. That schedule means they only have 2 tapings before Guerra de Titanes and much of the card is a mystery. Like Heroes Inmortales, this is not going to be a big deal show.

A survey by Grupo Impacto Intelligent says 80.17% of Mexicans feel Hijo del Santo is the luchador who most represents Mexico. Only 41% of respondents had ever gone to a lucha libre show.

Polvora defends the CMLL Welterweight Championship against Black Metal next Sunday. Leo also defends his welterweight title.

Texano apparently has a hair hair match on 11/28. I don’t think he’s losing his hair.

AAA’s put up part one of their interview with Texano & Hijo del Fantasma.

Mr. Iguana is upset with Culican lucha libre – the local government took away their venue, the luchadors are not training near enough, and the promoters have stopped putting on shows.