04/08 AAA TV Results (DF) – Juan de la Barrera


AAA TV (FRI) 04/08/2016 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [AAA, R de Rudo]
1) Atomic Boy, Ludxor, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum b El Apache, Mamba, Soul Rocker, Súper Fly
Atomic Boy’s first TV appearance since July 2013 (at least partly due to injury.) Hamburguesa splash on Soul Rocker for the win.
2) Faby Apache, Maravilla, Mary Apache b La Hiedra, Lady Shani, Taya
Faby tried to persuade Mary that her best times were on the tecnica side teaming with her sister. Mary didn’t seem to agree; she beat La Hiedra but refused to celebrate with Faby and Maravilla. The rudas attacked Mary, Faby and Maravilla made the save, and Mary finally made peace with them.
3) Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin b Bengala, Drago, El Elegido
Ricky Marvin defeated (the new) Bengala via German suplex
4) Argenis, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Daga, Joe Lider, Pentagón Jr.
Angelico returned, helping Jack pin Pentagon Jr. The Perros del Mal regrouped after the match, but were then destroyed by Pagano, Damian and Halloween. The group is going by La Nueva Familia Fronteriza, and Pagano’s tag line is “you can’t have a party without a clown.”
5) Garza Jr., La Parka, Octagón Jr. b Brian Cage, El Mesías, Texano Jr.
Brian Cage was announced for this card on 04/04 and became the mystery person in this match. Texano came out at the start of the show. Mesias confronted him, and wanted Texano to join him in his new found admiration of Donald Trump. Brian Cage joined the segment and allied with Mesias, but Texano didn’t want much to do with him. The issues led to the rudos losing, Texano being beat by Parka. Cage & Mesias destroyed Texano post match, dropping him with a martinete.
6) Psycho Clown © b Dr. Wagner Jr. [AAA LA]
First defense. Mascarita Sagrada and Villano IV, who were the seconds at Rey de Reyes, were the seconds again. Hijo del Tirantes helped Dr. Wagner Jr. thru the match, was knocked out later, Psycho pulled Wagner’s mask, and Piero ran into make the count.

Air Date: 04/16 & 04/23

The standout bit from these shows is the winners from Rey de Reyes both losing. Texano took the loss to La Parka (off all people) and got destroyed by Mesias & Cage. Pentagon took the loss to Jack Evans and was beat up by La Familia (for the second show in a row.) It’s not for nothing – Texano vs Cage (and maybe Mesias) and Perros for La Familia appear to be the big matches for Verano de Escandalo – but it’s a tough way to build new stars. It’s also not so different than what was done in the prior booking regime, where the philosophy seemed to be keeping the rudos as strong as possible in hopes of making it a big deal when the tecnicos finally won. The reaction to Psycho Clown winning in the main event would be a good barometer to how well that’s working now, and I’m not sure how they reacted.

Another thing back: Rey Mysterio. He was announced as returning soon, no date given. My uninformed guess is he’s back at Verano de Escandalo to set up a big match for TripleMania. The substory is AAA, said to be cash strapped recently, suddenly does have money to bring in Mysterio and Cage. Not really clear what changed.

Also maybe coming back soon: Hijo del Fantasma, who was writing himself into the Texano vs Mesias/Cage feud on Twitter last night, saying he’d be back in a few weeks. (With Leon announced, the first show where we might see him is Xalapa on the 29th.) Fantasma was understood to be trying to leave both LU & AAA for WWE, but unable to do so because he signed a 7 season deal with LU. Something obviously changed and it looks like he’s sticking around.

The new Bengala appears to be a shorter than Drago in the photos, which makes him pretty short. No shoulder tattoo. We’ll have a better idea of who he is when it airs in a few weeks. AAA is a little short on people – that’s probably part of the reason Atomic Boy is back around – so it might be someone working double duty. Losing in his first match also might mean it’s a one off Bengala appearance, or someone not expected to be around much.

Next taping is a week from Monday in Leon.

La Mascara new champion, Marco beats up Rush, MVP out from LU

Dragon Lee & Mascara Dorada trying to out due each other is dangerous
Dragon Lee & Mascara Dorada trying to out due each other is dangerous

CMLL (FRI) 04/08/2016 Arena México [CMLL, KronoSport, Notimex, R de Rudo, thecubsfan, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Magnus & Robin b Akuma & Espíritu Negro
11:36. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Dalys, Reyna Isis, Zeuxis b Lluvia, Marcela, Skadi
14:54. Rudas took 2/3.
3) Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla b Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán
16:01. Rudos took 1/3.
4) La Máscara b Ángel de Oro © [CMLL LH]
19:34. Seconds were Dragon Lee and Rush, who got involved. Angel de Oro had the win, but Rush distracted the referee. Oro argued, and Mascara attacked him from behind to set up the win. Dragon Lee argued with La Mascara after the win, Mascara kicked Lee, and Rush kept his brother and his best friend separated. Angel de Oro falls on his 6th defense, first since August. Mascara is the 15th champion, his first singles championship since losing the NWA Middleweight Championship in 2012.
5) Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Mistico b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
11:32. Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Marco Corleone DQ Rush
7:23. Straight falls, the last when Rush tried to foul Marco, and Marco fouled him instead. Marco also punched out referee Edgar and attacked Rush when Rush refused his hair match challenge.

This was a good show, every match had some value to it. The title match was the weakest ones for all the reasons figured going into it, but at least we got the Dragon Lee/La Mascara tease out of it (and probably not a coincidence they’re partners in the tournament.) Marco versus Rush was pushed hard enough that it’s actually believable they might have that hair match – they’ve been starting them so quick that it’s not totally out of the question it could happen at one of the big shows at the end of the month. Still seems unlikely, but we’ll have a better idea after they team up next week.

Arena Coliseo tonight has Maximo, Atlantis and Valiente facing Euforia, Gran Guerrero and Niebla Roja. The semifinal has the Bobby Z & Vangellys against The Panther & Guerrero Maya Jr., the current building tag champs. There’s always the possibility of a title program when the champs team up in Arena Coliseo.

DTU is in Tulancingo with a Ovett & Sharlie Rockstar vs Ciclope & Miedo Extremo match. Of interest, Fujin & Raijin make another appearance with the Crazy Boy led promotion, facing Pesdailla & Drastick Boy in a rematch from their previous DTU appearance in March.

Gym Hercules also has a notable show, which seems to be a follow up to the Amor Apache show from a couple months ago. The main event is Dr. Cerebro versus Hechicero. Hechicero says he loves singles matches, feeling you’re tested to the maximum of your ability. Semimain is Demus & Wasson vs Akuma & Yoruba in an incredible pairs match.

MVP says he was fired from Lucha Underground. He had been around as an agent in the March tapings and was expected to do the same for the rest of the season. He was let go for doing a podcast with some of the wrestlers backstage, breaking an non-disclosure agreement. The podcast, for MLW and which is no longer up on their website, included a conversation with Catrina. She was excited about some developments for her character in Season 3. They did talk about some character information, and Dave Meltzer says that’s what got MVP fired. MVP’s very complimentary towards Lucha Underground in his firing and hopes he can work with them again in the future.

Ivelisse says her foot injury – suffered on a recent Lucha Underground show – is worse than the last one, but she’s learned to not to work thru it this time and so it should heal better and quicker. She’s not 100% sure when she’ll be back.

Wrestling Observer has a spoiler about three woman who are debuting at Lucha Underground. IIRC, these women were also on the same Stardom USA shows Kobra Moon was recruited from.

Lucha Underground also seems to have a new deli-style line policy: you show up, you get a number, and you can leave for a while. I guess this could be a one day thing – the shows are starting a couple hours later (probably because they’re waiting for the AAA guys to get in from Mexico City, and they couldn’t have left until this morning) – but people cutting in had been a problem on tapings for a while and something like this would help with that, and maybe also help with letting people know their chances of actually getting in.

This week’s AAA TV episode, with the second half of Rey de Reyes, is up on YouTube already.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update.

Segunda Caida writes about last week’s Lucha Underground episode and reviews the Casandro & Discovery vs X-Fly & Skayde match.

AyTV interviews Esfinge.

El Hijo del Santo answers the “Batman or Superman” question with “El Santo”, becuase “El Santo is real.” OK! (He ends up going with Batman because he’s more like El Santo.)


ELITE (WED) 04/13/2016 Arena México
1) Estrellita & La Jarochita vs Dallys la Caribeña & Zeuxis
2) Dinamic Black, Jinzo, Metaleón vs Heddi Karaoui, Okumura, Raijin
3) Ángel de Oro, Golden Magic, Súper Crazy vs Cavernario, Felino, Tiger
4) Extreme Tiger vs Último Guerrero [Liga Elite]
5) Argos & Carístico vs Dragón Lee & Rush
6) LA Park vs Cibernético [Liga Elite]

La Parka & Cibernetico was set up on the last show, but Maximo and Negro Casas should be happening on this show – they’re the only ones who haven’t had a match yet – and they’re both nowhere to be seen. I don’t know what the means. I think I know what Argos in the semimain means: they’re doing an Argos/Dragon Lee feud for some reason. Tercera follows up in the Crazy/Felinos feuds.

CMLL (FRI) 04/15/2016 Arena México
1) Bengala & Sensei vs Cholo & Espanto Jr.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Cavernario, Hechicero, Vangellys
4) Mephisto & Mistico vs Marco Corleone & Rush and Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. and Felino & Súper Crazy and Ángel de Oro & Pólvora and Dragón Rojo Jr. & Euforia and Bobby Z & Máscara Dorada and Blue Panther & Ephesto [natl pi, seeding battle royal]
5) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
6) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
7) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
8) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, 8f]
9) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, quarterfinal]
10) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, quarterfinal]
11) ? & ?? vs ??? & ???? [natl pi, semifinal]
12) Atlantis, Carístico, Máximo Sexy vs Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible

The tournament starts! They’re going to have 12 matches on a show! This is not going to end well. Nice to see Stukita anyway.

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-08 

triple dive madness
triple dive madness

What happened: Marco fouled Rush and challenged him to a hair match. Rush said no. La Mascara defeated Angel de Oro to win the CMLL Light Heavyweight title, with some help from Rush. Mascara & Dragon Lee had issues after the match.

What was good: Pretty much everything. The third and fifth matches were the best matches of the night.

Where can I watch it: The main event is on Claro’s website. The show will be on my YouTube channel Tuesday.

Match 1: Magnus & Robin vs Akuma & Espíritu Negro
Arena México, 04/08/2016
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