AAA TV (SUN) 03/05/2017 Plaza de Toros Rodolfo Rodriguez el Pana, Apizaco, Tlaxcala [AAA]
1) Argenis, Big Mami, Dinastía, El Elegido b Dave The Clown, La Hiedra, Mini Abismo Negro, Parka Negra
Argenis beat Parka Negra
2) Súper Fly b Bengala [no dq]
Moved down to the second match. Aerostar appeared, but he was still in a sling and not medically cleared. Vampiro appeared to put Bengala in the match instead.
3) Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota, Soul Rocker b Lanzeloth, Máscara de Bronce, Venum
Moved up to the third match. Carta beat Mascara de Bronce
4) Angélico & Australian Suicide b Dark Cuervo & Joe Lider, Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan [#1 Contenders, AAA TAG]
The announced Cuervo & Zorro and Bengala & Lider teams were merged into one (and Escoria was there to interfere), but Angelico still pinned Lider for the win.
5) Faby Apache b Ricky Marvin © [AAA TRIOS]
This was originally a lumberjack match with all three Apaches versus all three OGT. Instead, it was announced Mary Apache (car accident?) and El Apache (personal issues) were out of action. Averno offered Faby a singles match with Ricky Marvin, where Faby would win the trios titles if she won but would have to retire if she lost. (It’s listed as championships vs careerS, so Faby may have put the entire families’ career on the line.) Faby accepted and defeated Marvin to win the trios titles. The Apaches are eight champions, Faby & Mary the first women to win the titles. OGT lose the titles on their second defense (first on TV).
6) Texano Jr. © b Dr. Wagner Jr. [AAA HEAVY]
Scheduled as a three way with Psycho Clown, but Psycho didn’t appear. Vampiro instead made a singles match, with Texano’s title on the line. Late in the match, Psycho Clown appeared in the crowd bloodied, and that distracted Wagner to give Texano the win.
Air Date: 03/11 & 03/18 – this starts airing this upcoming. weekend
AAA is a promotion that seems to pride itself on taking things slowly, and saving’s it peak moments for a few shows a year. Until this show, where the seven months build to Faby & Mary finally getting the best of OGT happens in a spur of the moment match. I guess it possible that AAA was changing so many matches that they felt they had to do something big to make up for it, but some of those changes (like Psycho not being in the main event) seem to be AAA choices. It’ This is just random, and make all the slow story telling frustrating when the payoff is something given a segment of set up.
Speaking of long storytelling going no where, The photo of Hijo del Tirantes raising Faby Apache’s arm to signify victory is amazing. Though not for the “women wins men’s title!” bit AAA is going with. Hijo del Tirantes has been making Faby Apache’s life for years, and has been directly been heavily feuding with her for the last few months, as one of the focal points of the TV show. Suddenly, in Cuautitlan, on the TV airing this week, Hijo del Tirantes is a neutral referee with no explanation. Faby’s greatest enemy could’ve cost her career (and maybe her families careers too), but we’re supposed to not think about that because – uh, AAA’s decided to go in a direction? AAA just couldn’t be bothered to have another referee to do the match? I dunno.
Look, I don’t want to see Hijo del Tirantes as a heel referee. The end result here is good. Just, don’t expect people to take your storylines seriously when you can’t be bothered to tell endings to them. To be fair, it’s probably not an ending, and Hijo del Tirantes will be back being a heel referee sooner or later, and none of this will ever make sense. It is so dumb that I’m spending so many words on something not making sense in AAA because that’s the default position and expecting things to change is not smart. I can’t help myself.
(Theory: Did Vampiro come in with a booking change? Because this seems like a booking change. There’s noticeably nothing on this show that built up Rey de Reyes in anyway; the only thing they accomplished was to make you think Super Fly vs Aerostar wouldn’t be happening. Vampiro’s noticeably all over this show, when authority figures haven’t been a big presence on AAA TV of late. AAA switching from going out of their way to remove Pentagon, Daga and Garza off their lineups to changing half their TV lineup and not telling anyone is also suspicious.)
AAA’s sparse on Mary & Gran Apache’s status. Presumably they’re coming back soon if they’re being included in the trios title team, but this was so spur of the moment that I wouldn’t be sure they’ll ever defend the belts until they actually do. Again, Gran Apache hasn’t been seen in a match on December 3, is a guy in his 50s who’s spent his life doing professional wrestling, and I hope he’s OK.
Angelico seems like he’s out of country starting in April, so I suspect he and Suicide’s title shot will be the new long running plot line that AAA’s forgotten. Maybe they can actually just add them to the tag title match in Neza.
Joe Lider is 2 for 2 on taking the pins since the Rebelion left, and they didn’t even need to have him in the match this time. Texano/Wagner sounds interesting until the finish. Let’s all assume Wagner beat up Psycho and never think about it again.
On the Ciudad Juarez show last night, it was announced Verano de Escandalo would take place on June 4th. That’s about halfway between Rey de Reyes and TripleMania. Who knows what’ll happen then.
Next show is Rey de Reyes on 03/19.