AAA TV (FRI) 04/21/2017 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California [AAA, El Tijuanese]
0) El Hijo del Medico Asesino & Fantastik b Clásico & Enigma
1) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown b El Mesías & Pagano
Traidor clowns won after Scoria & Cuervo cost Mesias & Pagano the match
2) Ricky Marvin b Chessman
Ricky Marvin came out in an OGT shirt to face no clear opponents, when Averno & Chessman confronted him. This set up Ricky/Chessman, and Ricky won with La Parka countering Averno.
3) Ayako Hamada © b Taya [Reina De Reinas, street]
A street fight, with Taya bleeding. Said to be a very good match. Ayako falls on first defense and needed medical attention after the match. Taya is now a two time champion.
4) Aerostar & Drago b Killshot & Marty The Moth
Lucha Underground match. Shane Strickland was announced as Killshot but wrestling unmasked in his Shane Strickland gear. Aerostar pinned Killshot for the win.
5) Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria © b Australian Suicide & Bengala [AAA TAG]
unannounced title match. First defense for Cuervo & Scoria. Suicide & Bengala, Pagano & Mesias and Aerostar & Drago all wanted to get at the champions after the match.
6) Kevin Kross b Hijo del Fantasma [tables]
Prior to the match, Texano came out to announce his neck injury is no longer serious, but it’ll be a while before he returns to the ring. He seconded Fantasma in the next match and was taken out. Kross put Fantasma thru a table (though Kross speared thru a table himself earlier.)
7) Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Soul Rocker b Dr. Wagner Jr., Faby Apache, Psycho Clown © [AAA TRIOS]
Nuevo Poder del Norte demanded a trios title shot. Faby brought out Wagner & Psycho as the other members of her team (instead of her sister and father.) Taya attacked Faby with a chair to give the rudos the win. Faby falls on her first defense.
Air Date: 05/06 & 05/13, likely.
They honored Joaquin Roldan prior to the show.
I’ll write the same things I write every time now: They filled the building, that’s good. They advertised a Psycho Clown/Dr. Wagner match and didn’t deliver and that seems dangerous towards TripleMania but maybe they’ll get away with it. They changed most of the card and fans should not take AAA lineups seriously at this point, though they still might end up with a better card. (This show had 2 titles matches advertised, ended up with 3, hope EMW didn’t spend money on a belt that’s never going to be used.)
Vampiro says Taya/Ayako was one of the top five matches of all time. People there thought pretty highly of the match as the match of the night. Taya coming back at the end to get Faby seems to point in that direction, but AAA spend two years not doing that match so it also could just be a return to the old nothing happening status quo. (There is a five way women’s match on the next show that could double as a #1 contenders match, if it happens at all.) Ayako’s not listed on any shows going forward, so it’s possible this was it for her. If it was, and at least AAA made heavy use of Ayako was she was around, a nice improvement from previous short guests. If she’s sticking around, maybe there’s more good matches to come.
The trios title stuff is all bizarre looking, but probably about what they had planned. The OGT had to lose the belts quick because they were splitting Ricky out of the group, Poder del Norte needs whatever credibility they can get from winning them, and it made the most sense to use the Apaches in between so they could get the big win if that feud is being dropped. They may have actually hoped to have Mary & Apache involved – Mary’s injury was a last minute thing, no one’s saying what the deal is with the father (a very troubling sign given history of ill people stops talking about) – but Wagner & Psycho fit with the more important story they’ll telling.
The Texano thing is hard to predict. This could be Texano doing a heroic return from injury to go after Mundo, or it could be Texano faking a neck injury to betray Fantasma and join Mundo/Taya/Kross. Texano is actually healthy enough to be in the ring, he wrestled last Friday in Naucalpan, so he should really be fine for whatever they’re setting up.
Verano de Escandalo looking like
- Dr. Wagner Jr. & Psycho Clown vs Carta Brava Jr. & Soul Rocker in some sort of apuesta match
- maybe Mamba vs Pimpinela in a hair match
- maybe Mundo/Kross vs Texano/Fantasma
- maybe Cuervo/Scoria vs Pagano/Mesias vs Aerostar/Drago vs Suicide/Bengala for the tag titles
- maybe Chessman, Averno, Super Fly vs La Parka, Ricky Marvin and a third person
- maybe Faby/Taya/Ayako
- and one more match
That’s three tapings away. The next show is a week from today, April 29th, in Tlaxcala.
Edit: El Tijuanese’s recap of the show adds the dark match (with promoter Medico Asesino), and includes Monster & Murder among those looking for a tag title shot.