taped 2014-04-19 @ Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
Argenis, Ludxor, Venum vs Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Súper Fly: Okay/good match, but they’ve had better and maybe should have had better here. It didn’t really feel like the técnicos got as much interesting stuff in as other matches, but the rudos were good. The Venum run up the corner dive was ludicrous, because it involved using Super Fly to get to the corner, and then Super Fly just stood there watching Venum get his balance instead of doing anything. Argenis is still getting the hang of two foot dropkicks and goes from completely dead to completely alive. Too many camera switches during dives.
Drago & Faby Apache vs Pentagón Jr. & Sexy Star and Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache for the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship: There wasn’t much long or short term continuity to the match after the initial bit of Mary Apache and Pentagon Jr. playing Solar versus Negro Navarro. This is all move, cover, someone else kicks you in the face, repeat for ten minutes (long past the kickouts meaning much) until somehow an exploder suplex and a dive is enough to keep everyone else out of action when bigger stuff hasn’t been. This was the last three minutes of the match repeated for about nine minutes, and maybe explaining why you don’t want to do that. It wasn’t bad, but when it’s built around the dramatics, the finish probably shouldn’t be a moment where you’re surprised that was all it took. They gave Fenix’s win about 2 seconds and gave the rudos winning the mixed tag champions about 4 minutes here. Fenix needs a boxing friend to train him! (Or maybe just to get his win on a three match TV show.) It’s never not weird to see the AAA TV show celebrate the people who are supposedly there to destroy AAA.
Blue Demon Jr. vs Villano IV: Didn’t like this one as much as the last Villano IV match. The mat work early did seem sharp (mostly proving Chessman’s point), Demon’s blade job was too obvious, and there wasn’t enough later on to make up for it. That last one had the advantage of being a surprise, this one was trying to recreate that feeling and didn’t capture it. There were more spots where Villano IV came off as an old man, and less spots that surprised. It was an okay match but nothing I’d ever feel the need to watch again.