AAA TV (FRI) 05/26/2017 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Charly Madrid & Tigger vs Dalton & Joe Lider
2) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba
3) Drago vs Aerostar, Bengala, Australian Suicide, Lanzeloth, Máscara de Bronce, Raptor, Venum
4) El Mesías & Pagano vs Monsther Clown & Murder Clown
5) La Parka & Ricky Marvin vs Chessman & Súper Fly
Argenis and Averno will be seconds
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, Psycho Clown vs Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Soul Rocker
Air Date: this is after 3 tapings which have yet to air (Tijuana, Tlaxcala, and the yet to be taped Pachuca), so I’m going to write June 17th and June 24th here but who knows what will happen between now and seven weeks.
We know that things have changes. The original schedule form back in January had AAA in Queretaro on this day, and in Contla on 05/20. They’re now going to Pachuca on the 16th, and presumably promoting this show themselves on the 26th. The Contla show was still listed as recently as this week’s TV, but hadn’t been promoted online much and may have been off for a while. We’ve never gotten a look at the full schedule at the start of the year before (and AAA might have had anything close to one before this year), so it’s hard to tell if this is a lot of change or the usual amount.
We also know the lineup may change, because it’s changed every show. Though, to my eye, this looks like the sort of lineup AAA might end up with after the usual changes, because it does follow the issues they’re actually building. I wouldn’t rule out the card actually being close to being correct, though I suspect no one knows if it’ll be this show for sure three weeks out.
Even if it does change, it’s AAA advertising a show in Mexico City with Poder del Norte as the main event rudos. I have no idea how that’s going to at the ticket window. Half of the Tlaxcala TV will have aired by then; perhaps AAA will air the trios title change the first week to help build interest in the match, but they’re unproven as draws so far and it didn’t seem like their opponents took them all that seriously this past week on TV either.
It’s AAA’s first show here since Guerra de Titanes, first time back without Pentagon, first time back since The Crash didn’t meet expectations (on a harder day of the work) – there’s going to be all sorts of comparisons and judgments to make whatever way this turns out.
Raptor is a new name – there’s a Mexico City luchador using the name Raptor, but I’d guess it’ll be someone new. If the all tecnico match stays as it is, they should just call Alas de Oro and give someone wings. Tigger (probably The Tiger), Charly Madrid & Dalton are all from the most recent round of La Llave de la Gloria; no one outside of AAA understands how that’s supposed to work but being in a match with Joe Lider seems like a true challenge.
AAA has literally nothing left to announce until the June 19th lineup, and no show to run until May 16th. It should be a quite week or so, so I’m excited to find out what else will accidentally be announced.