AAA TV (SAT) 07/05/2014 Hard Rock Hotel, Vallarta, Nayarit
1) Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Fénix vs El Apache, Pentagón Jr., Súper Fly
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
4) Cibernético & Myzteziz vs Averno & Chessman
Lineup via twitter.
Air date: 07/19
If you have been waiting for a chance to see Consejo vs Psycho Circus, you are in luck! Holding pattern continues, as mostly expected. December’s vacation show was better than expected, hope the same here. Redirect more story movement in Tehucan on the 21st.
AAA TV (FRI) 06/20/2014Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla [AAA] 1) Faby Apache, Ludxor, Venum b El Apache, Mamba, Sexy Star Faby beat Sexy Star with a Tiger suplex. 2) Aerostar, Alebrije, Niño Hamburguesa b Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly La Sociedad ran in after the match (on THIS tecnico trio) so Texano could yell at the crowd. Psycho Clown ran them off. 3) Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain b Australian Suicide, Drago, Joe Lider Daga submitted Suicide with a Mata Leon after Pentagon Jr. got involved. 4) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix b Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr. Fenix beat Pentagon Jr. after Australian Suicide 5) Cibernético, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Zorro Myzteziz had Averno in La Mistica but all the rudos ran in before for the DQ before Averno submitted. Texano accepted the hair versus mask challenge for TripleMania. Tecnicos ran off the rudos to end the show.
Air Date: 06/28 – top 3 or 4 will air, opener’s surely airing only on YouTube.
Seemed pretty likely AAA was actually doing the hair/mask match after the Verano de Escandalo promos, and that looks to be the semimain on the big show. The only way Psycho Clown is losing that is if AAA believes the gimmick is holding the wrestler back, and I doubt they believe that’s the situation. It’s going to be a weird situation for the world champion to lose a singles match on the biggest show of the year and still be the world’s champion, but it looks like the decision was made long ago to sacrifice the value of that title to build up the apuesta match. (That also means we’re likely to see this match once more before the end of the year.)
Pentagon and Australian Suicide are also feuding as if they’re having a TripleMania mask match, but that one seems unlikely as is – they’re not important enough to have a singles match, and they’re not going to do two straight ones of those. Rob brought up the idea of doing a cage match with them and the rest of the assorted midcarders and that’s probably the best bet. It’s also possible AAA just does one apuesta match and not much else, like the rest of the big shows of late.
CMLL (FRI) 06/20/2014Arena México [CMLL] 1) Kamaitachi & Shigeo Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr. & Tritón Rudos took 1/3 in a good match. 2) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany b Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugheit Rudas took 1/3. Princesas continued to feud, with Blanca using the ropes to beat Sugheit. 3) Delta, Stuka Jr., Titán b Pólvora, Puma, Tiger Delta replaced Rey Cometa. Tecnicos took 2/3 in a great match. 4) Cavernario b Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo, final] Top two finishes from En Busca de un Idolo (Dragon Lee finished 3rd, Cachorro finished 4th). Cavernario defeated Hechicero in a great match by escaping from a Hechicero lift into a sleeper and then into the cavernaria. 5) Atlantis b La Sombra, Rush, Mr. Niebla, Super Porky, La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente, Shocker, Terrible, Último Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys[Leyenda de Azul] Battle royal set teams. Eliminations: Vangellys, Rey Escorpion, La Sombra, Euforia, Super Porky, Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Dragon Rojo, Shocker, Maximo, Rey Bucanero, Valiente, La Mascara and Rush, leaving Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis. They ripped each other’s mask and Atlantis grabbed the ropes for leverage on a pin to beat Ultimo Guerrero.
Crowd seemed up from last week (which also seemed up.) I’m not exactly sure why – it’d be neat if En Busca de un Idolo was the reason but I’m still doubtful a lot of people are seeing it. Crowd was into the matches during the Terra show, which was one of the best ones of those they’ve aired.
Cavernario got caught on the post trying his apron thru the corner tope a couple minutes into the match, falling short of Hechicero. Hechicero didn’t sell the (non-existent) contact, stomping Cavernario and establishing himself as the rudo in the match just by acknowledging the mistake. They got the crowd back soon after (Cavernario came back to get in his top rope splash to the floor) and had them the rest of the way. There were people rooting for Cavernario, but there was also a strong positive reaction for Hechicero winning. The spot at the end was Hechicero lifting up Cavernario for an off the shoulder flapjack – same thing he used to set up his win against Cachorro last week – but Cavernario escaping into a sleeper and craftily turning that into a cavernaria for the win. This was a great match to end a great tournament.
Everyone got trophies, but there’s no mention of where they go from here. Cavernario’s in line for a title shot based on recent years, but it’s not certain who it would be against – most likely Titan. The runner up the last few years has ended up one of the top factions – Euforia left the Cancerberos to join the Guerreros, Valiente became part of Estetas del Aire – and there are obvious groups Hechicero could join.
It’s tough to put anything by CMLL after last year, but they’re very much signaling Ultimo Guerrero versus Atlantis will happen and will happen soon. They’ll sell out and maybe repair some bridges if they actually do it, but there’s no telling with them.
IWRG (WED) 06/25/2014Arena Naucalpan 1) Sky Ángel vs Electro Boy 2) Alfa & Omega vs Hijo De La Bestia & Kaling Black 3) Ciclon Black & Dragón Celestial vs Anubis Black & Zurdog 4) Alan Extreme, Emperador Azteca, Metaleon vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro 5) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Guerrero Mixtico, Tony Rivera
Apolo and Cerebro pick up their feud. Could the semimain be good? (I have no idea Metaleon.)
CMLL (FRI) 06/27/2014Arena México 1) Robin & Starman vs Inquisidor & Súper Comando 2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca 3) Cachorro, Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Negro Casas, Soberano Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr., Hechicero, Star Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Virus [En Busca de un Idolo, cibernetico] 4) Titán, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión 5) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Shocker vs La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]
It’s a never ending sequence of Relevos Increibles (until they just officially turn some people.) Semimain could be fun, not sure if that airs on Terra or not. You really get a sense of how out gunned Team Virus is when you see the names together there. Princesas continue to feud – announcers are talking mask/hair but they’re not doing in ring promos to do that.