AAA TV (SUN) 07/27/2014 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México [AAA]
1) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown b Dinastía, Mini Drago, Octagoncito
2) Mamba, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata
Taya beat Faby again.
3) Angélico & Jack Evans b Daga & Eterno and Sensacional Carlitos & Tommy Diablo [AAA TAG]
Turned into a tag title defense. Daga replaced Steve Pain. Champs beat Diablo with their powerbomb/630 senton combo.
4) Australian Suicide, Drago, Fénix b Dark Cuervo, Demon Rocker, Pentagón Jr.
Demon Rocker replaced Daga. Fenix beat Pentagon.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown DQ Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr., Zorro
Texano fouled Psycho for the DQ.
6) Electroshock, La Parka, Myzteziz b Averno, Black Warrior, Chessman
Myzteziz submitted Warrior despite Sexy Star and Taya running interference.
Air Date: 08/02 and 08/09.
They have one more taping which will air the day before TripleMania, but this is basically it. This is a strange one, because they didn’t move anything forward for the TripleMania card at all – no mention of a cage match in the recap, no plans for the guys who have no matches right now. I assume they’ve taped (or will be taping) plenty of vignettes where those things are announced, but didn’t want to do it in front of the live crowd or didn’t trust to do it that way. It’s different than what they’ve done in the past and even during the lead up to this show (where Psycho/Texano, Taya/Faby and the cruiserweight match were explicitly made in front of the crowd.) I understand AAA is trying to be a TV show and figures most of their audience is finding out what happens by watching the TV show so it’s only what’s on there that matters, but since they’re likely going to announce the remaining matches in front of a limited audience in a couple days in hopes of reaching their audience, why not reach the part of their audience that’s already in front of them?
That cruiserweight match looks like it’s subject to change. Steve Pain wasn’t on the show, and said to be out of AAA. I have no idea why. Pain turned up on Twitter to promote an appearance on an LA lucha libre radio show, so we may know what happened soon enough.
The Puerto Ricians being brought in to lose a tag title match on night one is also pretty inexplicable. (It reads as if it was single elimination, so AAA could’ve just protected them and beaten Eterno.) Why bother flying them in? Or did they change their minds halfway thru, and that’s why the vignettes were primarily on YouTube? It’s also possibly they’ll just keep showing up anyway, because AAA is weird.
As expected, Fenix is working TV despite missing spots shows. I haven’t seen this week’s TV yet, but it sounded like he looked immobile in Nayarit. Hopefully the three weeks off have done him some good.
Next taping is 08/06 in Teziultan, but the next AAA event should be the announcement of the TripleMania card sometime this week. Maybe. I don’t really know.