Histeria & Psicosis beat Dave The Clown & La Parka
(6:04, Psicosis senton Dave, bad, Lucha Libre AAA)
Monsther Clown & Murder Clown beat Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria © to win the AAA World Tag Team Championship
(11:58, both Clowns beat both Secta, ok, Lucha Libre AAA)
Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, Psycho Clown vs Hernandez, Rey Escorpión, Texano Jr.
(10:36, DQ for every rule, ok, via Lucha Libre AAA)
The show starts with Marisela Pena giving a sort of mission statement for the year. 2018 is the year of conquest for AAA, which will apparently including traveling to other countries and making TripleMania 26 the best one ever.
Fantamsa comes out first, poses in the center of the ring, and gets bat up by all three rudos. Psycho and Wagner actually hurry to the ring to help. The técnicos eventually make a comeback, but it doesn’t last long before the rudos to ever DQ offense they can think of, and eventually actually get that DQ. Escorpión hits security with a chair too. Vampiro shows up without music to stand and stare from the stage looking concerned. Wagner grabs the microphone to talk about how great Vampiro is, and then talks about the match between Hernandez versus Hijo de Wagner where the winning side gets to pick a stipulation. Vampiro finally comes to the ring, taunts the rudos and gets them to back off from beating up Psycho Clown. Vampiro gets bleeped a fair bit.
Cuervo & Scoria have new music. We get to hear only a little bit of it before they’re attacked on the way in by the clowns. This match was falls count anywhere, which took me by surprise. It also took Tirantes by surprise, since he had to rapidly scramble over the guardrail to count when they started trying for pins. It wasn’t mentioned in the graphic, and the announcers treat as information Vampiro has just passed on to them right as the pinfall is happening.
Just as it appears Cuervo is about to win, Psicosis & Histeria rush out to attack them. It is no DQ, so this time it’s at least legal. La Parka runs out of the save. The idea seemed to be he would break up the pin after Murder splashed both guys. Parka was slow, and so they kicked out instead. Parka hits all the rudos and Tirantes with a chair (Dave’s chair) and leaves the ring. The tecnicos try to finish off Murder off a second time, but Dave runs in and attacks. Parka beat him up too, before finally being dropkicked out by Parka. Parka lands on his feet fine.) Cuervo and Scoria clear out the Vipers and are immediately beat by the Clowns.
Los Vipers attack and unmask the Clowns after the match. Dave and Parka are too busy having a stare down to care.
Dave the Clown has taken a page from LA Park’s book carrying a personalized folding chair to the ring. There’s no explanation why Dave and Parka are partners and Dave doesn’t seem much bothered with helping Parka, though he does jump in to try to get a pin when he could get an easy win. Histeria’s allowed to use his bat without no problem. The Vipers eventually screw up, Parka does some horrendous offense. Dave tries to steal the pin, and Parka trips while trying to break it off. He gets back up and hits Dave with the chair, then walks out. Psicosis lands the senton right after.
The main event was the usual AAA main even brawl, ending super flat with the DQ finish. The DQ happened so suddenly that I assumed Vampiro was going to restart the match to let the técnicos do something. Instead, giving the fans something turned into just talking a lot. The brawl wasn’t so bad, for a promotion which does a lot of them, it just didn’t add up to much.
Skip the one. None of the matches are close to good. The only really notable thing is the Vipers making it a three way tag title feud, and that’s barely notable.
Someone laid out the tag team match with occasional exciting spots, but they match wasn’t smooth. Cuervo doing a leaping over the railing headscissors on Murder looked cool. The way they did it, with Murder going over the railing for no reason, clearing people out of the way, and standing still until Cuervo was ready to do the spot, was not cool. The latter tope spot at least has the plausibility of wrestling sequence. I’m not big fans of Cuervo or Scoria, though this was more the other guys fault. Murder & Monster are slow moving, slow on the uptake, and just kind of stiff – the sequence with Murder Clown getting pulled into an armbar was hard to watch. A good match would’ve been wasted by the overstuff ending, where they made it clear the Dave/Parka stuff is a much bigger deal.
The opener was always intended to be an angle and not a match. It was still a horrendous match! La Parka looked terrible the entire time in. That faceslam or whatever he lazily attempted looked horrendous. La Parka tripping seemingly over his own feet and Dave just staying on the pin to wait for him to come around again was absurd. Really, Dave getting pinned after getting no offense in on the Vipers (who were more than willing to sell 1 on 2 for Parka) make him look like even more of a nonentity than usual. No one cares more about their feud after that mess of a match. They should’ve just repeated something instead of showing this.