AAA TV (SAT) 05/24/2014 Explanada del Parque Bicentenario, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
1) Ludxor, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Fresero Jr.
2) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Machine Rocker, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
3) Bengala vs Aerostar, Axel, Daga, Steve Pain, Eterno [AAA CRUISER]
Daga is champion. 7th defense (only 2nd on TV)
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr. [AAA TRIOS]
Psycho Circus are cahmpions. Seventh defense, fifth title match with Consejo in this reign
5) ?, Fénix, La Parka vs ??, Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
Air Date: 06/07, same day as Verano de Escandalo.
Sin Cara goes from the three best guys to work with him to his three biggest rival. Again, I think they’re much better off announcing him then playing the mystery game (assuming he’s signed.) I’m hoping there’s something along the lines of a DF press conference where Sin Cara is officially signed and Averno shows up to challenge him to get the word out.
Fenix being in the main event both nights is really interesting. Fenix is going to blow Sin Cara away, at least in athletic feats. Sin Cara’s history and aura are tough to over shadow, but I wonder how many people are going to walk away from both matches believing Fenix is the more dynamic exciting luchador.
(And that might be a designed effect.)
We’ve got an anniversary to celebrate. May 19, 2012 was the first ever Psycho Circus/Consejo trios title match. Two years of these matches! I hope someone brings out a birthday cake. Adding Hijo del Fantasma to the group means they’ve managed to slightly change the lineup every TV time, but the match itself never changes. (K-Changon being listed here means he’s probably not meant to be with Anarquia on the previous taping – either he’s listed in the wrong match or the rudos are meant to be swapped.)
Aerostar was previously announced as working in UK on 05/25. This was announced last month, so AAA should be aware of it – like with Bengala, maybe not all the decision makers know what’s going on, but I’m certain someone does. If Aerostar really wasn’t going to the UK, AAA could’ve knocked that down a while ago. They have not. They’ve just listed him here, confusing the issue and making it confusing for fans of Aerostar on either side of the Atlantic.
(I think he’s working the UK and being replaced here. And I think AAA won’t bother saying anything because no one holds the responsible for this sort of thing so why should they care.)
Now I get it: AAA is booking Axel like he’s an exciting cruiserweight luchador. He’s not and I have no idea where they got this idea, but that’s clearly the idea. TIP FOR VIDEO MONTAGE CREATOR: there’s some footage of Axel challenging Daga from a year ago that the people in charge totally forgot about, but you can make good use of here. Let me know if you need help tracking down the taping.
That tercera is a multiman, not a trios. They sometimes list more “vs” to indicate multiman but sometimes don’t; they did it both ways on the Rey de Reyes poster. As listed, and with Axel not messing things up, it had a chance to be one of the best matches of the year. It now depends on who replaces Aerostar (and, at least to me, if they understand their own rules.) Or everyone else can leave and Daga and Bengala Marvin can face off, because that will be very good.
Next taping is 06/07, Vernao de Escandalo in Orizaba. AAA’s new practice seems to be releasing TV lineups a couple days after the latest taping, so we probably won’t see that until 05/19.