AAA TV (THU) 01/30/2014 Gimnasio Agustín Millán [AAA]
1) Argenis, Dinastía, Gotita de Plata b Argos, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
Argenis beat his brother Argos.
2) Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache b Drago & Faby Apache
Champions lost thanks to Hijo del Tirantes. Cuervo & Apache demanded a title shot. Faby & Drago accepted.
3) Daga, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr. b Angélico, Fénix, Psycho Clown
Fantasma beat Fenix after they heavily feuded.
4) La Parka b Blue Demon Jr., Parka Negra, Chessman [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Group 2. Chessman & Blue Demon were counted out (while Parka & Parka Negra were in the ring.) Parka beat Parka Negra. Parka defeated Parka Negra via tapatia.
5) Texano & Zorro b Cibernético & Electroshock
Mesias appeared but had his right arm in a sling. Argenis at first came out to replace him, only to be beat up before the match started. Electroshock made the save and was the official replacement, but Argenis still got involved. Zorro still got the win, using a cane shot behind the referee’s back. Pictures show Daga, Pentagon and Fantasma being up the tecnicos post match, then being run off by the tecnicos.
Air Date: 02/08. This appeared to be a quick show – starting after 9 PM and finishing around 1130 – so it figures to be a one taping show.
The show began with a tribute to Mini Chessman.
Gimnasio Agustin Millan appeared to be very full. It’s a 2,500 seat building, though one side was cut off by the entrance set (and seemed less occupied as a result.)
This is La Parka (II)’s seventh Rey de Reyes finals. That includes many years where there was just one round. He hasn’t made it this far since 2009.
I don’t understand how two guys can be counted out in an elimination match when there’s other people fighting in the ring, but this is the third or fourth time it’s happened in the last couple of years so I’m less surprised by it. I wonder if this means they’ll have to find some other way around it next round. I still believe they’d be better off making all of these sort of matches single fall so they wouldn’t have to use such measures to avoid eliminating people.
Mesias was pictured as hurt on the Guerrero Negro taping, but not much was made of it then. They appeared to use it here to build up a Zorro/Mesias feud. Argenis being involved in the main event seems like very obvious foreshadowing, but it’s a bit weird Electroshock came to the show to replace Mesias but didn’t show up until Argenis got beat up. Maybe he thought he’d give the kid a chance until he realized he was making a terrible decision.
Tercera seemed like a heavy tease to Fenix/Fantasma. It should set up a match at Rey de Reyes, but they were teasing that match last year and didn’t get to it. Wait and see.
Hijo del Tirantes, the plot device masquerading as a referee, helped Cuervo get a title shot here after costing him a title shot in Naucalpan. Evil referees are a played out trope, but even those are better than inconsistent referees. It’s hard to care about a story when the elements change week to week.
Next taping is 02/09 in Ecatepec.