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.