AAA on UTDN: 2013-11-07


Jack will moonsault off anything

taped 2013-10-18 @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla
El Elegido, Faby Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Dark Cuervo, Mamba, Mary Apache, Mini Abismo Negro: Okay but not particularly exciting mixed tag match. These have become very familiar, but there was nothing technically wrong with this one. Maybe it’s just the same people too often. I don’t know that the Cuervo/Faby thing is really getting over, but they’re trying hard with it.


killer DDT

Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Angélico & Jack Evans and Dark Scoria & Dark Spíritu and Aerostar & Drago for the AAA World Tag Team Championship: Good moments at times, but also questionable moments. Action wasn’t strong enough to totally make up for it’s short comings, but there was still more good than bad. Usual dumbness of people breaking up pins in an elimination match, though I believe the champions were the only ones not to do it. That’s why they’re a winning team! Angelico & Jack were just loved enough to not get totally booed for how they won the tag team titles – the Juvi angle was the priority here (so much that Eterno & Steve Pain probably should’ve also been involved), but the new championship still got their moment in the sun. Aerostar & Drago got a better run than Drago & Fenix at TripleMania.


Well, he cleared the ringpost this time

Psycho Clown vs Texano Jr. for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship: This match did an excellent job of building Psycho Clown versus Tirantes. I think Texano Jr. was also in the match. Seriously, this was yet another match where AAA doesn’t really trust the young guys to get over with the crowd on their own, so they throw in as many shenanigans as possible which end up overwhelming the match. I didn’t like the blood and the chair spots – partly because they came so soon without much of a build to it – but they were generally doing fine with need to turn into the rudo referee show. It didn’t make any sense, as usual. Tirantes was a happily count pinfalls before and AFTER the one he stopped early, it was just the one time he decided to not count because – uh, reasons.

You know, I’ve never seen Psycho Clown and Marufuji in the same place at the same time…

Tirantes not counting three and pulling Piero out and punching him later on go big reactions from the crowd. A lot of the stuff they did got strong reactions, and it’s got to be noted that the crowd way into chanting for Psycho for the match. If the goal is to get reactions from a live crowd, this match worked well. If the goal is to put on something that feels meaningful as a TV show and to get people to watch week to week, this didn’t work well. Tirantes costing Psycho Clown the title will never be touched on again, and it won’t even feel like it should be touched on again because they’ve done the same exact bit so many times that no one’s surprised when it goes absolutely nowhere. No one’s turning back into see where that story is going (having him beat up after the match is the end of it), and no one is turning into see if someone finally beats Texano because Texano is doing nothing to win. Texano can’t even beat Psycho Clown by himself – not directly, not even by the guy organizing the interference. This was not done as if Texano had some great plan come together; Tirantes just apparently decided he was going to be evil this match for no real reason and Texano got a title match win.

one more Jack moonsault

I’m still pretty certain the best Texano title match was on the WWL show no one saw. Match was fine itself , probably better for you if you love blood, but immensely frustrating in context.

Caravana de Campeones, Santo photo replaced

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 11/24/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG]
1) Imposible b Douki [IWRG IC Light]
Imposible is champion. Second defense.
2) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Dr. Cerebro [EdM Trios]
Gringos VIP are champions. First defense. Apolo gave Cerebro a martinete for the win. Cerbero and Apolo challenged each other to a hair match.
3) Trauma I & Trauma II b Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro [IWRG IC TAG]
Traumas are champions. Trauma II pinned AK47 after a chair shot. Third defense.
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Fresero Jr., Súper Nova, X-Fly [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas are champions. Fresero replaced Eterno (injury.) Rudos got away with a foul on X-Fly. First defense. Piratas took Super Nova’s mask for good measure.
5) Oficial 911 DQ Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Oficial 911 is champion. Apolo (Mascara) and X-Fly (911) were seconds. Apolo fouled 911 but was caught for the DQ. First defense.

Apolo Estrada and X-Fly kept fighting after their show. Apolo has plenty of people to feud with at once. All the champions kept their championships.

The stolen El Santo photo from the 80 years of lucha libre photo walk has been replaced. The article mentions a Rush photo was previously stolen and replaced.

AAA will have a chat with Perro Aguayo Jr. & Cibernetico tonight at 8pm.

Rob has highlights of 09/22/13 AAA.


IWRG (THU) 11/28/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Zurdog
2) Emperador Azteca, Látigo, Seiya vs Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Kalim Black
3) Imposible vs Dragón Celestial [IWRG IC Light]
Third defense.
4) Golden Magic, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Súper Nova, X-Fly
5) Alan Extreme & Veneno vs Trauma I & Trauma II [IWRG IC TAG]
Traumas are champions. Fourth defense.

I am not entirely sure what’s supposed to be happening with everyone in the main event – the Traumas sure are coming off as the rudos in their feud which makes Alan Extreme the tecnico – but I think we’ll have a clearer idea after htis match.

First match for Purpura here in seven years. I am guessing he’ll do a shooting star press.

Dragon Celestial lost the #1 contenders match, which means he had to wait four whole extra days to get a title shot. Whatever, it’ll be a good match.

Person doing the poster who doesn’t know Electro Boy’s partner is Atomic Star and no one seems to know how Kalim Black is meant to be spelled.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-11-02


Felino elbow drop

taped 2013-10-25 @ Arena Mexico
Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas: by the numbers midcard match. Seemed more of a Peste Negra showcase live, maybe editing made it more balanced. Rudos stood out more, técnicos did just their normal routine where possible. Mascot fighting has been much more rare of late, so that stood out too. Between Negro Casas and Puma, this was quite the match of forgotten Angel de Oro feuds.


QeMonito Suicida

Blue Panther, Máximo, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero: Shorter than usual match with just enough time to get in the the usual spots. Mostly a técnico showcase; rudos were barely in control before the técnicos turned it back around and there wasn’t much here to begin with. Nothing to note.


Blue Panther avalanche tope

La Sombra, Rush, Thunder vs Tama Tonga, Terrible, Vangellys: More build up to Rush versus Tama, who were good against each other. Tama seems better as a rudo this time around (which makes sense give his year.) They’re really trying to get Rush cheered in this feud, which is so weird given his other ongoing feuds and popular reaction. Vangellys got a clean winning pin on Sombra here, a thing that actually happened. I’m not sure when Vangellys getting wins over top guys will stop being weird.