AAA TV (TUE) 05/16/2017 Arena Aficion [AAA]
1) Bronco González Jr. & Hijo Del Vikingo b Concord & Guerrero de Plata
Vikingo got the pin with a 630 senton
2) Lanzeloth & Máscara de Bronce b Dalton Bragg & Joe Lider
Added match. The last time Bragg was seen, he was attacking Joe Lider, so of course they didn’t get along here.
3) Faby Apache b Ayako Hamada [Reina De Reinas, #1 Contenders]
Bonus match two. Faby earned a title shot at Taya at some undefined time.
4) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Bengala, Drago b Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, El Mesías, Pagano
Drago got the win over Scoria. Suicide attacked people on both teams (his partner Begnala last), apparently snapping and turning rudo.
5) Big Mami & Lady Shani b Goya Kong & La Hiedra
Mami & Goya replaced Pimpi & Mamba.
6) Argenis, La Parka, Pimpinela Escarlata, Ricky Marvin b Averno, Chessman, Mamba, Súper Fly
Pimpi and Mamba were added to the match. Mamba may be a OGT member; it was unclear. Pirata Morgan, who also may be an OGT member, distracted the tecnicos.
7) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Carta Brava Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Soul Rocker
The Psycho Circus were reunited for one night, with Murder fouling Psycho but Wagner fouling Murder for the win. Mocho Cota attacked the non-Poder del Norte people with a chair after the match.
Air Date: 06/03 & 06/10
The amount of matches added, subtracted and combined left me confused about how many matches actually took place on this show until I put the results together this morning. It’s seven, the same number announced, though only the opener remained unchanged. This another show where the card was public for months and one where they sent La Parka & Psycho to Pachuca recently to promote the original specific lineup, and then gave a different card. I don’t have anything new to say at this, except I’m starting to wonder if maybe AAA doesn’t actually book TV now until the day of the show, because it’s the only reasonable explanation of why they would continue to risk a backlash from advertising matches they’re not going to run. It didn’t hurt AAA on this night, they filled the 2000 seat Arena Aficion, but they continue to play with fire.
Anyway. Seven matches, which probably means the dark match gets dropped and the other two get split up into two TV. 4/6/7 probably should air on the 3rd, since that’s the night prior to Verano de Escandalo and they all tie into (announced) matches there. On the other hand, AAA’s not been so strict about that since these big events are no long on iPPV and a TV show with 2/3/5 would be a bit low on star power. (Can’t think of the last TV taping with two women’s matches where one hasn’t fed into another, by the way.) AAA’s recap doesn’t mention the Ayako/Faby match for what it’s worth, probably indicating even the people who work for AAA are having trouble keeping track of what AAA is doing, but I guess could mean someone changed their mind on it.
Suicide’s turn is not played up much in the recap bit looks like a big deal on video. Suicide turning was teased on TV this week, but it doesn’t seem like great planning to do that turn and the Texano turn within an hour of each other. It really doesn’t seem like a great idea to do the Suicide turn, the Texano turn and have Psycho’s partners turn on him in the same show – and have Joe Lider & Dalton Bragg have issues early in the show. I think – and I may be completely out to lunch – there’s an actual plan and even card for TripleMania and they’re trying to get all the pieces in place for it. The problem is it’s such a big shift from where they were and it’s going to be hard for anyone to keep all the pieces straight, and they’re not helping the situation by distracting from the really important storylines with a lot not so important ones either. Suicide could use a character change, but unless they’ve got a big match planned for him at TripleMania (seems highly unlikely), maybe that’s something that could’ve waited a few months for it to have a wider birth. No one even know who Dalton Bragg is at this point and feuding him with Joe Lider is only going to make them about the 9th most important thing going on. Maybe there shouldn’t be nine things going on, at least not while there’s this big overarching change in direction and your fans are still catching up to it.
Faby/Ayako could be good. I want to see the 630 senton. I’m not really sure I want to see much more from this show.
The next taping will be 05/26, next Friday, in Mexico City.