Poder del Norte & Taya are new champs (04/21 AAA TV results from Tijuana)


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
dark/locals match
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.

Sansón advances in Copa Junior, lucha weekend info


CMLL (FRI) 04/21/2017 Arena México [+LuchaTV, CMLL]
1) Canelo Casas & Espanto Jr. b Flyer & Robin 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3
2) Drone, Fuego, Rey Cometa b Nitro, Raziel, Virus 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 2/3
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Luciferno [lightning] 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
4) Sansón b Blue Panther Jr., Esfinge, Magnus, Stigma, Star Jr., Forastero, Artillero [Copa Junior Nuevos Valores, semifinal] 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
Battle royal set sides. Eliminations went Artillero (Star Jr.), Stigma (Forastero), Star Jr. (Sanson), Magnus (Blue Panther Jr.), Esfinge (Sanson), Forastero (Blue Panther Jr., appeared Tirantes counted 3 when it wasn’t planned to be one), Blue Panther Jr. (Sanson), leaving Sanson as the winner to face Soberano next week.
5) Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Sam Adonis 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
Niebla, Pierroth and Adonis replaced Euforia, Gran Guerrero and Niebla Roja on Friday.
6) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Volador Jr. DQ Cavernario, La Máscara, Negro Casas 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan)
La Mascara faked a foul from Volador for the DQ.

Show was said to be an ordinary show with last week’s Copa Junior being better. Sanson/Soberano should at least be interesting. The lineup for next week as not available by the time I needed to post this.

A Twitter follower has a theory that Claro/CMLL might be geo-blocking the Friday night show on NJPW’s behalf, so the Japanese viewers will have to purchase NJPW World to see it. I still lean towards it being an oversight by Claro & lack of an interest on CMLL’s part in getting it right, but the NJPW theory is holding up at the moment. The Reyes del Aire, which was blocked, aired on NJPW World a week later and now it’ll be the same with last week’s Atlantis/UG show. Those NJPW World airings are for Japan only.

CMLL will allow the first 300 children with tickets at the April 30th Kid’s Day show to go in the ring and take a photo with Mistico, Dragon Lee, Volador Jr. and the mascots. You’ve got to line up in the parking lot and you probably ought to be there early given the limited space.

This is another busy weekend of lucha shows and other related activities.


  • Dalys defending her CMLL title against Esterllita is the biggest match on the Arena Coliseo show.
  • The former (and maybe future) Sexy Star makes her boxing debut in Metepec. She has a bout scheduled for four rounds for a card against a woman with a poor record. The card is scheduled to air live in Mexico, though it’s never been said if her match will air. (It does not appear it’ll air in the US either.) If it does air, it’ll be part of Sabado de Box, airing on Canal 5 starting around 10:30pm local, and she’ll probably be in one of the first matches shown.
  • A bunch of luchadors are all around Chicago at once for different shows (and LA Park has to make the odd Chicago to Merida trip tonight) I may go to AAW.


MDA in Arena Coliseo Monterrey on 05/07

That card is getting more interesting.

Jack Swagger is now on the FULL DistrioMania/Alberto tour in May, replacing Drew Galloway. This sets up Alberto/Swagger as the main match, which was a WWE feud of note a few years back.

Black Terry Jr. has extended highlights of Blue Panther & Solar vs Negro Navarro & Black Terry from the special Thursday Arena Coliseo show.

Super Crazy wrestled in Bolivia.

El Manana has a story on Sam Adonis.

LuchaWorld’s Patreon has a downloadable file of 1952’s Clinch Magazine for subscribers.