AAA on Televisa: 2014-02-08


Drago tope con giro


taped 2014-01-30 @ Gimnasio Agustín Millán, Toluca, Estado de México
Drago & Faby Apache vs Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache: The never ending Faby feud continues – not versus Mary or Cuervo, but Hijo del Tirantes. Crowd was so hot for this show and so into this match, they were just doing stuff to make them react early and got into a better match later on. Drago seemed to work better with Mary than Cuervo, and I want to see what Cuervo will show in a title match. The Hijo del Tirantes stuff is what it is, but I’m actually semi-okay with it here if it really means he’s not in the title match.


Fenix put thru the shredder

Angélico, Fénix, Psycho Clown vs Daga, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.: I have no idea if Psycho botched whatever dive he meant to do on Pentagon or if the cameras just totally missed it, but it looked like a wild uncontrolled fall to the floor from the far away angle we saw and how the fans nearby reacted. Pentagon worked the best with Psycho, because Pentagon is great and because they could turn it into a slap fight. Fantasma has got the rudo personality down and the last minute or stretch with Fenix was well done. Rudos had a lot of nice team work spots during their section of the match. Announcers debating whether the finish was a piledriver or a martinete was the nadir; AAA needs to run any angle where the martinete is just now legal because the debates aren’t helping anyone.


Fenix tornillo

La Parka vs Blue Demon Jr., Parka Negra, Chessman in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament match and in a tournament semifinal match: Actual unaltered sequence of events

  • Parkas are on the floor.
  • Chessman spears Demon off the apron
  • Hijo de Tirantes starts counting everyone out
  • Blue Demon returns first (?!?!)
  • Hijo de Tirantes stops the count
  • Blue Demon topes Chessman, who is looking away from the ring (?!?!)
  • Parkas beat up Demon & Chessman lightly
  • Parkas make it back in the ring
  • Hijo de Tirantes does not stop this count this time (???)
  • Demon and Chessman fight, and even get back up on the apron so they can do a bad looking fall off the apron spot, but are still counted out (?!?!) while Parka pins Parka Negra forever
  • lucha libre may be fixed (!?!?)

I think I’ve touched on this before, but it’s pretty clear that Blue Demon’s only going to lose about once by pinfall per year (either by his decision or AAA’s choice) and they’re not going to waste on this, but that finish doesn’t hold up to the slightest bit of logic. Not the tiniest. Not to mention the six other times guys were outside the ring during the match and Hijo del Tirantes didn’t even consider counting them out. I know I’ve said they really need to make these one fall and I’m kind of saying again in a bullet point form, though I think this one was even worse than they intended it to be. Hijo del Tirantes used normal speed counting them out, instead of the fake looking double speed counts normal for countout finishes, and Chessman & Demon had to stall longer than they were prepared too. This looked absolutely terrible. (And yet, the crowd still went crazy for the finish because the Toluca fans are the best.)

History will also recall this match as the first one where La Parka decided to do the Roman Reigns Superman Punch. It could’ve been better. I seriously could not understand why Parka Negra was shaking around at first and had to rewind to realize La Parka’s previous punches were meant to be connecting. (I think it’s possible they’ve switched Parka Negra’s again; this guy was acting differently.) The match itself was a numbing collection of usual four way spots – hitting people by accident, not being sad, randomly turning on people, fighting with no brain – and didn’t do much for me.


I dunno

Cibernético & Electroshock vs Texano & Zorro: Unbelievably short main event. In the land of stretched out 20 minute tags, this was under four minutes if you start counting from the moment Argenis was mysteriously dragged away and under six if you count hit bit. I guess they did all they needed to do in the time they had, but it was so very strange – right thru the undercard rudos running down for no reason except to give the técnicos someone to beat up after their loss (instead of just having them win.) I’m not going to complain about this match being very short because it’s not like I would’ve liked a long one, but it was ever so strange, as if they found out the show had to end in 8 minute and raced thru as much of their planned spots as they could. This felt like AAA in a hurry, a rare thing. (It even over shadowed the Argenis main event bit being a super obvious appeal to his brother; no chance that happens otherwise.)

03/16 AAA TV Lineup (Monterrey) – Rey de Reyes

AAA TV (SUN) 03/16/2014 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León
1) Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Sexy Star, Silver King
2) Daga vs ArgenisAustralian SuicideSúper Fly [AAA CRUISER]
Daga is champion. Fifth title defense, first on TV in fifteen month reign.
3) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma & Psicosis and Aerostar & Drago and Demon Rocker & Machine Rocker [AAA TAG]
Angelico, Jack Evans are champions. First defense.
4) Fénix vs Crazy BoyJoe LiderNiño HamburguesaJuventud GuerreraPentagón Jr.Steve PainEterno [cage, domed cage, hair, mask]
5) Cibernético, Electroshock, Psycho Clown vs Jeff Jarrett, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
6) Blue Demon Jr. vs Chessman [AAA LA]
Blue Demon is champion. Second defense.
7) La Parka vs Zorroel Hijo del Perro AguayoBlack Warrior [Rey de Reyes, final]

Air Date: 03/22 and 03/29. I would wager the opener is a dark match that doesn’t make either week. Maybe also air date 03/16, but there’s still no official word of an iPPV or a traditional.

Pentagon Jr. is awesome and whatever match he’s going to be in is going to be better for having him in it, even a garbage cage match where the participants are restricted from doing anything resembling a normal match and half the ‘action’ will be the luchadors trying to climb a purposefully difficult to scale structure. Pentagon has spend the last three TV tapings attacking Australian Suicide and make challenges for a Sexy Star/Pentagon Jr. versus Faby Apache/Drago mixed tag title match. All of those other luchadors are on this show, but Pentagon Jr. will not be fighting any of them. Pentagon is instead tacked on to a feud he’s had absolutely nothing to do with to this point.

Aerostar and Super Fly have feuded on TV. They’re both on this show. They’re not fighting each other.

I’m sick of writing about Texano’s lame title reign, but the bits where he talks about how long he’s been champion are now coming off as comedy heel stuff than intended. (I think WWE does more US title matches than AAA does world title matches.) Demon’s title is more or less positioned as the bigger deal now.

AAA’s major show has only two matches which are the climax of stories they’ve been telling on TV. One is a tournament, so they really didn’t have much choice to end it here. The other may have been agreed on long ago, so AAA had no choice but to work backwards and have it make sense.

It’s a mystery to me why the TV is so irrelevant – it’s as if this card was put together by a different group of people. I assumed they were being put together by the same people, but this card feels like it was thrown together by someone who hasn’t been watching AAA’s TV the last three months. Maybe all the threads they’ve worked on in January and February will be knitted together in June, but AAA’s asking for an extreme amount of patience when they’re not known for delivering on time or or at all. AAA’s thrilled about selling out their TV tapings and I hope everyone makes all the money they can, but it doesn’t change the reality that television product has been inconsistent and nonsensical since TripleMania. This is just the latest, greatest example of it.

Third match has a chance to be very good. Two might be, but it’s stacked with guys who are one dimensional and missing someone to pull it together. Pentagon Jr. is obviously going to end up involved in that match to attack Suicide, but the match would’ve been stronger with him in it (swap him and Super Fly and they could move to a pretty strong Anarkia/Cadetes feud coming out of this show.) Demon and Chessman could be a sleeper match – the story they’re telling is both guys want to prove their wrestling skill, and that’s a lot different match than Chessman’s been doing. He might surprise.

This entire show is going to drive me insane with stupid pinfall breakups in elimination matches. Looking forward to it. Main event should be a lot of that and some story. There doesn’t seem to be much more story going on, and obviously the story doesn’t matter much.

CMLL lineup changes, Vengador Radioactivo, many links

Cinco Radio says Los Estetas del Aire kept the trios titles over Peste Negra last night in Puebla.

A few small card changes for CMLL this week. Mr. Niebla & Mephisto are off tonight’s Arena Coliseo Guadalajard card, with Terrible and Ephesto in their places. Niebla is also off Friday’s card, replaced by Mr. Niebla Euforia, and Pierroth takes Eufoira’s place earlier in the card.

Vengador Radioactivo, who finished second in that NOAH tryout over the weekend, says he’ll also be going to Japan to train. The tryout was presented as only the winner going, but Vengador (17, on the WWL shows this week) seems pretty sure he’s heading over in two weeks.

Los UnAmericans came out on top in the main event of this weekend’s NGX show.

Vampiro who won the IWRG Heavyweight Championship earlier this year for some reason, told the Wrestling Observer that he’s done with wrestling. This time for sure?

Rob has highlights of 12/20/13 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s PosterMania.

CMLL’s posted all their new videos from last Friday: the second part of Cien Caras interview, Rush vs Shocker, Marcela vs Dalys, the relevos increible final, and the promo for this Friday.

LuchaMania Monterrey gives Lady Flammer (Revelacion) and Angelica (Luchadora) their 2013 awards.

The 03/02 Arena Coliseo Monterrey report includes interviews with Charles Lucero, Silver Star, Terror Regio and Mr. Nice.

Guerrero Maya, Super Porky, Titan and Triton appeared on Ahí Va el Agua.

Hidalgo luchador Ray Perez is retiring after 35 years.

Cronicas Y Leyendas has criticisms of the Box Y Lucha 80 years of lucha libre magazine which are entirely different than my criticisms. Also, Canek in the NWA.

Pasion y Riesgo, a new book with lucha libre photographs by Rosalio Vera, was presented this weekend. No word where/how you can get it.

DJ Spectro looks back at El Comunista vs La Bestia vs Dr. Draccula and El Enfermero vs Raul Reyes.


CMLL (SUN) 03/09/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs Relampago Azul
2) William Rock vs Furia Nazi
3) Halcón de Plata & Virgo vs Acertijo & Évola
4) Esfinge vs Rey Trueno
5) Diamante Azul, Gallo, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Ráfaga
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Soberano Jr. vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Kráneo

Listed as a double main event. More Stuka versus Rafaga, and the Gran Alternativa finalists get a main event here.

03/03 AAA TV Results (Irapuato)

AAA TV (MON) 03/03/2014 Lienzo Charro Ignacio Leon Ornelas, Irapuato, Guanajuato [AAA]
1) Dinastía b Mini Charly Manson [AAA MINI]
Dinastia kept the title with a Spanish Fly. Fourth defense.
2) Drago, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake b Sexy Lady, Sexy Star, Steve Pain
Drago replaced Zumbi. Jennifer submitted Sexy Lady. Pentagon Jr. ran out and attacked Faby & Drago.
3) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Daga, Pentagón Jr., Psicosis
Suicide got some revenge on Pentagon Jr. by beating him with a Shooting Star Press. Rudos attacked after the match but Faby Apache & Drago ran Pentagon off and confirmed their title match for Rey de Reyes.
4) Chessman, Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King b Axel, Electroshock, Gronda
Gronda (II) was the surprise luchador. He lost. AAA’s recap assures the Chessman/Demon rivalry will continue.
5) Parka Negra, Texano, Zorro b Cibernético, La Parka, Psycho Clown
Zorro hit Parka with the cane for the win.

Air Date: 03/15, with one match as a dark match. (Maybe the fourth?)

AAA said this was a sell out.

A list of AAA’s recent surprises

  • Black Warrior, from the fringes of the lucha libre world
  • 30 seconds of a semi obscured Sin Cara posing
  • Gronda II, from the fringes of AAA’s own roster

AAA is not overwhelming in this category. They’ve also listed mystery spots which ended up being rudo Super Fly and debuting Demon Rocker, but neither of those were played up.

On the other hand, Gronda was most definitely a surprise. No one saw that one coming. It was his first TV appearance in 4.5 years, but he’s still worked off TV for AAA most of that time. Blue Demon Jr. is definitely mentions as being on Rey de Reyes, so I’m unsure why he wasn’t here. I think there’s a possibility that whatever contract Demon was supposed to sign with AAA hasn’t been agreed to yet, but we’ll know everything we need to know about that after Rey de Reyes. Gronda is like a fire extinguisher – red, heavy, full of gas and only used in emergencies – but they’ve got plenty of time to sort things out.

Of more immediate concern to me is not being sure if Psycho Clown and Texano Jr. are meant to have a title match, meant to be in a trios, or not doing anything in particular on Rey de Reyes. Maybe that’s something that’ll make more sense on TV but it’s been downplayed in results the last couple of weeks.

The one match set for Rey de Reyes is Drago & Faby Apache vs Pentagon Jr. & Sexy Star, with no other teams apparently involved. That leaves a lot of people with nothing in particular to do for one of AAA’s bigger shows of the year. I’m looking forward to seeing the Rey de Reyes card, because AAA’s probably going to add things which haven’t been revealed in the results just to fill it out.

Next taping is that Rey de Reyes card, 03/16, in Monterrey.

02/28-03/02 lucha videos

Everything went pretty much okay this week. Noches de Coliseo aired only one fall of the Cadetes/Parka match, but that’s all I got.

I’m listing IWRG as how I got them this week. It’s very confusing.

YouTube Playlist:

03-01 WWC:
03-02 WWC:

03-02 La Lucha se La Hace:

03-01 Sobre el Ring:

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-02-27
taped 2014-02-23 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Látigo vs Dowki, Hanaoka, Hijo De La Bestia
2) Ángel Del Amor, Chico Che, Golden Magic vs Apolo Estrada, Espartaco, Tupac Amaru Jr.

CMLL on Terra: 2014-02-28
taped 2014-02-28 @ Arena México
1) Aéreo & Pequeño Halcón vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Hooligan, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Olímpico
4) Stuka Jr. vs Vangellys in a lightning match

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-02-28
taped 2014-02-26 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota vs Rayan & Spartan
2) Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I vs Aztlán, Kanon, Skayde, Vortize

AAA on Televisa: 2014-03-01
taped 2014-02-21 @ Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Dinastía, Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Drago vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Zumbi vs Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
3) Psycho Clown vs Black Warrior, Texano Jr., Psicosis in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament match

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2014-03-01
Full Show:
taped 2014-02-18 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Gallo, Sagrado, Super Porky vs Kamaitachi, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
taped 2014-02-23 @ Arena Coliseo
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lady Afrodita vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone vs Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr., Mephisto

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2014-03-01
taped 2014-02-25 @ Arena México
1) Flyer & Oro Jr. vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Pegasso, Star Jr., Stigma vs Espiritu Negro, Guerrero Negro Jr., Hijo del Signo
Stellar Moment
3) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, Super Porky vs Pierroth, Tiger, Vangellys
4) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Mr. Niebla
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Tritón vs Averno, Boby Zavala, Mephisto

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2014-03-01
taped 2014-02-21 @ Arena México
1) Dark Angel, Marcela, Silueta vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
Mid-show Intro
2) Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero vs Soberano Jr., Valiente, Volador Jr.
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-01
taped 2014-02-26 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Súper Nova vs Eterno [NWA OLD LH]

Lucha Azteca (CMLL): 2014-03-01
taped 2014-02-14 @ Arena México
Full Show:
1) Marcela vs Dalys in a lightning match
2) Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. vs Cavernario & Mr. Niebla in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament final match
3) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

CMLL on Terra: 2014-03-02 (all in Alta)
taped 2014-03-02 @ Arena Coliseo
DM Playlist:
1) Fantasy & Stukita vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Metálico, Molotov, Sensei vs Canelo Casas, Disturbio, Inquisidor
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Princesa Sugheit
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Titán vs Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Virus
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Reaper
6) La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr. for the NWA World Middleweight Championship

CMLL Puebla: 2014-03-02
taped 2014-02-17 @ Arena Puebla
1) Paris, Tigre Rojo, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Artillero, Disturbio, Súper Comando
2) Metálico, Metatrón, Robin vs Espíritu Maligno, Siki Ozama Jr., Toro Bill Jr.
taped 2014-02-10 @ Arena Puebla
3) Marcela vs Tiffany in a lightning match
taped 2014-02-17 @ Arena Puebla
4) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
5) Rush vs Vangellys
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

IWRG Zona XXI: 2014-03-02
taped 2014-02-26 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago, Veneno vs Fuerza Guerrera, Trauma I, Trauma II

Noches de Coliseo: 2014-03-02
taped 2014-02-23 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Ángel o Demonio, Cíclope, Fantasma de la Ópera vs Ciber Payaso, Galactar, Mortifero
2) Argos, Mamba, Mongol Chino vs Desafio, Orquídea Negra, Principe de Oro
3) La Parka, Ludxor, Venum vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Ozz, Silver King – first fall only!
4) Panthro Jr. & Silver Star vs Charles Lucero & Tigre Universitario
taped 2014-02-16 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
5) Angel Justiciero vs Vaquero Romo , mask vs hair