AAA TV (SAT) 12/05/2015 Arena Neza [AAA, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Fireball & Neza Kid b El Apache & Soul Rocker
Added match. Fireball beat Soul Rocker with a Flama Fly.
2) Dinastía & Venum b Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Psycho Clown
Venum was sort of a fill in for Mascarita Sagrada, as the opener got split in half to add another match. Dinastia beat Mini Psycho Clown with the Tulancingo Special. Pentagon, Daga and Lider destroyed the tecnicos and dedicated it to Perro Aguayo Jr.
3) Faby Apache & Goya Kong b La Hiedra & Lady Shani
Both tecnicas beat both rudas
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Daga, Joe Lider, Pentagón Jr.
Suicide got a surprise win over Daga, but Daga took his mask and Pentagon laid out Evans again. Daga challenged for a mask vs hair match (Suicide didn’t respond) while Pentagon & Lider are still going after the tag titles.
5) Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro b La Parka, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown
Rudos get their first win as an official trio.
6) Fénix, Psycho Clown, Rey Misterio Jr. b Averno, Brian Cage, Chessman
Averno appeared as scheduled. Rey Mysterio appeared on crutches and said he was unable to wrestle. Rudos attacked, with Blue Demon appearing to make the save – Rey still got in a 619. Fenix won with a 450 splash on Chessman.
Air Date: Might be a while. Right now, we know Juarez will finish on 12/12. The Best of episodes are intended to be three weeks of holiday filler, so they make the most sense as airing 12/19, 12/26, and 01/02. That would mean this taping is the first new episodes of 2016, and would air 01/09 and 01/16. Whatever order they go with, AAA now has enough TV to last thru mid January.
Guerra de Titanes figures to be in first half of January to air directly following that show. That’s long enough away where AAA still has a bit of time to figure out where and when exactly. The complication is Lucha Underground is scheduled to tape January 9th/10th and January 16th/17th, ruling those out for a big AAA show. It probably has to be that first weekend of January – 2nd/3rd or even a Three Kings Day show if their luchadors aren’t already committed to other shows – unless they’re going to have a midweek PPV.
The handling of the Rey Mysterio injury is a bit shady. Blue Demon was in town last night, signing autographs at his shop near Arena Mexico, so this probably wasn’t a last minute injury substitution. Rey being in Arena Neza was the big draw for this show, but AAA (main show) TV tapings do very well in Estado de Mexico always; they could probably sell out 6 tapings a year in the Mexico City area if they weren’t concerned about hurting TripleMania’s specialness. Maybe they had a notice on the ticket window like they did for Alberto, but this fits a pattern.
What would’ve happened if Guerra de Titanes happened as scheduled and Rey/Mundo was still the main event and the only match of notice? I dunno, but I’m glad we didn’t find out.
One item coming thru stronger on TV than in the live event recaps is the tag title feud is partially a setup feud. Pentagon lays out Jack (and not Angelico) every time and has started about talking about going after Jack’s hair. It kind of reminds of the Perro/Jack feud from a few years ago, which was a fun idea for the time they teased it and then never really paid off. This is also a fun idea! Hopefully it’ll end better. The other TV thing I’ve picked up is AAA is working very hard to get Pentagon Jr. on TV each and every week. If he doesn’t have a match, he’s running in beating up people like he did with the minis here. The match results aren’t moving as quick with him as you’d like, but they trying to treat him like a bigger deal.
Not a lot else of note. Averno did show up here and not in New York, and I’m now skeptical he’s working any of the Caristico/Elite dates. This show still seems to be building towards the Guerra de Titanes card we thought was going to exist, not the one that was announced (and still might exist.) Zorro, Cuervo and Escoria might need a name, but also seem like a darkhorse bet to end up the trios champions whenever that gets addressed, since they’re a trio and there’s not that many of them running around right now.
Next show is sometime 2016.