taped 2014-06-07 @ Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Silver King: Really a five on four match. Taya wandered down to the ring and got involved whenever she wanted, without any attempt to explain why there isn’t any DQ. And it also ended the usual AAA way, with the técnicos winning and then getting beat up after. It was lazy as heck. The match in between didn’t hold together – it was more a collection of random spots than usual, with momentum switching randomly and no standout performances.
Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain: Steve Pain doing a Brillo Dorada to put Lider thru a table was pretty neat. Not so high on everything else. This was a match where Joe Lider going into thumbtacks was a transition spot – a transition to everyone else taking a bump in thumbtacks, then everyone just ignoring it and Lider picking thumbtacks out of him as if they didn’t hurt more the strands of confetti. This was not a match I was going to like and I did not like it. It wasn’t just a waste of Anarquia, but the spectacle level of this is even dipping. I’m starting to believe there’s a coin toss before each show to determine if Daga will be treated like a jobber tonight. It definitely came up jobber this week – Crazy Boy treated Daga’s new killer submission like it was nothing and then he was easily squashed by Hamburguesa. The entire point of Eterno & Pain is so Daga doesn’t do these jobs, but he did them anyway. It was really dumb, but not unusually so.
Psycho Clown vs Texano © for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship: I did move by move for this, then Open Office crashed and I somehow lost it all. It was not good enough to go back and recap it at again. It was not bad, but it didn’t offer much. Psycho and Texano figure to have a good title match in them and previous matches felt like they could’ve been good if not for the shenanigans. This one had a little less than usual, but the match itself wasn’t that close to being good. Texano’s title matches are really slow for the first half, as he reverse cheerleads the crowd to get them to chant for técnico with occasional bouts of action. There’s always blood very quickly to create drama (and so quickly the blood is half gone by the time the match is over.) There’s the move, stop, reset crawl similar to CMLL title matches but it never a reaches a higher gear unlike some of the better ones of those. They did break out new stuff – the Psycho shiranui was out of nowhere – and they did pull the crowd into chants, but they would also lose them quick.
The layout of the match was odd. They did spots early to showcase Maya as a impartial referee who would strictly enforce the rules, and then worked a match doing the same chair spots as always, only bothering to do distractions as usual. You can have a referee warning of a DQ about using closed fists or you can have Mini Clown running in the ring to throw confetti in Texano’s face, but you can’t really do both and make sense. (If they really wanted to Maya to be both strict and evil, they should’ve just done the Bill Alfonso ECW bit and had Maya DQ Psycho Clown for using the Destroyer as a martinete.) It came off as AAA thinking off one cool spot and not worrying about anything else, so the usual. The finish sequence didn’t do much for Psycho. Fantasma distracted from Maya counting the Destroyer as three, but Psycho landed about four more moves after with Texano kicking out each time – it didn’t seem like Psycho was cheated (despite being hit with the belt – not a big deal when you’ve hit the other guy with a chair), it seemed like Psycho just didn’t have enough to get the job done.