02/19 AAA TV Results (Queretaro)

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AAA TV (FRI) 02/19/2016 Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro [+LuchaTV, AAA]
1) Carta Brava Jr. & El Apache b Ludxor & Venum
Apache used the ropes to beat Venum, then hit him with a chair when he complained about it.
2) Daga, Joe Lider, Súper Fly b Argenis, Australian Suicide, Súper Nova
Lider beat Nova.
3) Dinastía, El Elegido, Goya Kong, Pimpinela Escarlata b Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Mamba, Mary Apache, Mini Charly Manson
Moved down a spot. Pimpi beat Mini Charly.
4) Villano IV b Electroshock, Chessman, Jack Evans [AAA Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Moved down a spot. Chessman beat Jack. Electroshock beat Chessman. Villano IV beat Electroshock to advance.
5) Pentagón Jr. © b Daga & Taya [AAA MIXED TAG]
Moved to the 5th match. Taya & Daga won this shot on the previous taping. Pentagon appeared at the start of the show to acknowledge he would have to fight alone (Sexy Star did not appear) but would fight to defend the title anyway. Joe Lider seconded the challengers to make it 3v1. Pentagon was effectively the tecnico in the match, even having his mask tied to the ropes in Octagon fashion, but did get some help from Suicide running into attack Daga. Pentagon won and kept the titles, but declared it made no sense for one man to be tag champions and vacated the titles. The Perros seemed to be on the same page.
6) La Parka b Psycho Clown, Averno, Zorro [AAA Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Psycho beat Averno, Zorro beat Psycho, Parka beat Zorro to advance.

Air Date: 02/27 & 03/05

The Pentagon Jr. story doesn’t hang together in text for me. Pentagon decided at the end of the night he could no longer be tag team champion since he had no partner, but he had no partner at the start of the night and he kept the title anyway. The counter point is he’s Pentagon Jr., Cero Miedo, and so he can never back away from a fight, but he’s backing away from a fight at the end of the night by giving up the titles. The Perros fighting and still being all friends at the end of the night is what the Perros del Mal are supposed to be about, but the stated goal of the rudo units in AAA has been to control all the AAA titles and yet they just gave one up when Pentagon could’ve just handed it to Taya & Daga. Maybe this all comes off better when you see it live on TV.

Realistically, it was probably just AAA’s best stab at getting out of an ugly situation. They didn’t want Pentagon (and Sexy Star) still to be champion, but maybe they didn’t want him losing again. Maybe they were okay with Fantasma & Taya being champs but didn’t want Daga & Taya because of some plans they had. Maybe the plans were to vacate it all along (though it would make Sexy Star’s reaction odd) or maybe they decided along the way to get rid of it. AAA knew they wanted to belts vacated and just appeared to be trying their best to find a pather there.

If the end result is Pentagon Jr. isn’t tied to Joe Lider as a tag partner, isn’t tied to Sexy Star as a tag partner, got an impressive TV win in the process and the Mixed Tag team title goes away until they have a real purpose for it, that’s a very positive outcome.

Also, it’s a positive outcome that all this happened on this Queretaro taping, because there’s not much else to talk about. It’d be kind of a quiet show without the massive drama.

As best as I know, Sexy Star is out of AAA. It’s uncertain where this will leave her for Lucha Underground. It should be very clear by the time those first tapings take place next month. With giving away a spoilers, Sexy Star ends Season 2 in a storyline which would make it hard to write her out appearing again (but one more appearance would be enough to end her story.)

Psycho Clown losing (apparently?) clean to Zorro is equally surprising if less dramatic. I’d guess AAA didn’t just want to pay Wagner just to do a run-in and at least Zorro’s getting a slight push at the moment. Jack being the first guy out in his group and having no obvious spot on Rey de Reyes is a strong argument for never doing podcasts.

working Rey de Reyes lineup
Mesias versus Texano Jr. for the AAA World Mega Heavyweight Championship
Blue Demon Jr. vs La Parka vs Villano IV vs TBD for the Rey de Reyes championship
Dr. Wagner versus Psycho Clown???
Aerostar, Drago, Fenix versus Zorro, Dark Scoria, Dark Cuervo for the AAA Trios Championship
at least two more matches

They actually probably have to announce this soon. This week’s TV has a Fenix promo setting up that trios title match. The Suicide/Daga issues seem to be happening on every taping, but there’s no clear sign they’re doing the mask match on this show.

That last Rey de Reyes block is Fenix versus Fantasma versus Pentagon versus a mystery person who may be Fireball. That should still be great, but winning seems like a punishment given the match you’re being sent into. It’s almost the case where I hope the mystery person is someone I’m not interested in and they win, so I can just tune out for the entire match.

Next taping is 03/04 in Toluca, though that’ll air after Rey de Reyes takes place on 03/11. It’s possible the Rey de Reyes lineup will come out this Wednesday.

AAA is coming back to Queretaro on March 15.

Marco & Maximo versus Rush & Mascara?, Casas/Volador, DTU

chaos to end the first fall
chaos to end the first fall

CMLL (FRI) 02/19/2016 Arena México [+LuchaTV, CMLL, ESTO,thecubsfan]
1) Arkángel de la Muerte & Metálico b Oro Jr. & Star Jr.
22:43. Rudos took 2/3.
2) Dalys, Reyna Isis, Tiffany b Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Skadi
15:33. Rudas took 2/3, Dalys beating Marcela with a spinning powerbomb. Dalys challenged for a title shot backstage.
3) Ángel de Oro, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Olímpico, Virus
14:32. Tecnicos took 1/3, Esfinge beating Dragon Rojo.
4) Dragón Lee, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. DQ Gran Guerrero, Kamaitachi, Negro Casas
8:50. Tecnicos took 1/3 in a fast paced match. Casas fouled Volador. Volador challenged Casas to a hair match and Casas accepted. Money thrown in.
5) Máscara Dorada © b Mephisto [CMLL WELTER]
17:19. Mephisto won the first with a crab/reverse campana. Dorada quickly submitted Mephisto in the second. Dorada won the third after six dives and a Screwdriver. Crowd booed Dorada during the match. First defense
6) Atlantis, Máximo Sexy, Valiente DQ La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush
8:41. Maximo wore a Bufete del Amor shirt with Rush crossed out. Marco and his partners were accidentally hitting each other thru the match and Marco refused to help beat up Maximo. Marco finally pulled Mascara and Rush off of Maximo, which caused Rush to foul Maximo. (DQ was for that, or for excessive violence, or for dropkicking Tirantes afterwards.) Rush and Mascara kicked Marco out of Los Ingobernables, though Marco said he wanted to be part of Bufete del Amor more anyway. Maximo challenged Rush & Mascara to a doubla apuesta match, which the Ingobernables answered by beating them up.

Earlier, Rush declared he wasn’t interested in facing Maximo or anyone else in a hair match. Maximo didn’t quite seem to change his mind last night. Still, that came off as a semimain tag for Dos Leyendas, and maybe an actual apuesta match for June or September. It feels like Volador/Casas is locked in as the main event, but CMLL still hasn’t made anything official.

The last three matches are very much worth watching.

I didn’t understand the Dorada booing outside the hardcore fans rejecting anything like peak era Mistico, but it was impossible to ignore.

I wish my match database was sortable by match time, because the opener is the longest CMLL match without something on the line I can remember. Maybe that’s a weekend project.

DTU (FRI) 02/19/2016 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo[+LuchaTV, DTU]
1) Masizito b Luigui
DTU Kids
2) Gran Cobra b Niño De Cobre
3) Corsario Negro Jr. & Drako (Distrito Federal) b Hormiga & Paranoiko and El Chato & El Nene
4) Pesadilla b Exotico, Adrenalina, Lokillo
Pesdailla swapped placed with Idolo
5) Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo © b Jimmy & Kevin [DTU NEXO]
first defense
6) Ayako Hamada b Drastik Boy, Johnny Idol, Zuzu Divine, Tony
Idol replaced Pesadilla. Said to be a great match;
7) Miedo Extremo & Sharlie Rockstar b Cíclope & Súper Mega
Rockstar challenged Mega to a DTU Consgrado title match on 03/01.

Sharlie Rockstar talked about wanting to win a DTU championship before the show. It seems odd they’re setting up that title match and not one for the main title. +LuchaTV heavily praised the semimain.

Today’s the first CMLL Coliseo show in two weeks. They were off for boxing and then canceled late due to the Pope last Saturday. The main event of the show is Super Porky, Titan, Valiente versus Terrible, Rey Bucanero and Ripper, but the most interesting match is Puma & Tiger against local tag champ Guerrero Maya Jr. & the Panther. It’s the only match being repeated from last week’s canceled show, and seems like the set up to a title program. Tiger will also be hosting the Turiluchas bus tonight.

Kim Ray kept the DTU Alto Impacto championship by pinning Black Fire, in a match also with the The Rotation & Da Mack.

AAA has posted this week’s TV show. Their results from Queretaro will be in the next post.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and the latest edition of the podcast.

This week’s Box Y Lucha has Super Crazy versus Felino, and a story on Sanely.

An interview with Fugaz of Xalapa.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 02/26/2016 Arena México
1) Astral & Stukita vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Blue Panther Jr., The Panther, Tritón vs Fujin, Raijin, Skándalo
3) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Z, Kamaitachi, Okumura
4) Marcela vs Dalys [lightning]
5) Mistico, Súper Parka, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) La Máscara, Rush, Vangellys vs Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Máximo Sexy

Vangellys, full time third wheel, is quite the character role. The real news is here is the feud might cause CMLL to consistently book Mascara & Rush on the rudo side, which will improve everything. There’s no hints about a third man for either side, though that seems like something which might come down the road.

Super Parka is back, for some reason. That Casas/Volador match isn’t going to be this Casas/Voaldor match.

Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi continue facing each other despite no title challenge being made or even strongly hinted at. A Homenaje a Dos Leyendas with a top three of Volador/Casas, Mascara/Rush vs Marco/Maximo and Kamaitachi/Dragon Lee is a really fun card, but it’s not clear if that’s where they’re going. Marcela & Dalys seem to also be setting up a title match, and I guess Rush/Maximo is possible too at some point. (That’s going to be so good.)

Second match is a really good tag match with Blue Panther and Skandalo getting in the way.

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-02-19 

Dorada tries to break thru Mephisto
Dorada tries to break thru Mephisto

Recapped: 02/19/2016

What happened: Los Ingobernables kicked Marco Corleone to the curb after sided with Máximo over Mascara and Rush. Marco & Máximo are reunited as a unit and challenged their former friends to a double apuesta match. Volador has the same challenge to Negro Casas, and might be getting closer to it actually happening. Mascara Dorada kept the CMLL Welterweight Championship, but the crowd did not embrace him.

What was good: Both the fourth match (Casas trios) and the fifth match (title match) are strongly recommended. The angle in the main is worth seeing. Skip the undercard.

Where can I watch it: It’ll be up on my YouTube channel. The main event is up on ClaroSports’ site. Read More