All matches aired live from Plaza de Toros Rodolfo Rodriguez el Pana, Apizaco, Tlaxcala on Twitch. It’s available for Twitch subscribers. It will go up on YouTube, probably a month from now.
Dinastía, Pimpinela Escarlata, Venum vs Chicano, Mamba, Villano III Jr. in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes qualifying match
(8:55, Pimpinela kiss cradle on Chicano, ok, via Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch) )
Ángel Mortal Jr. & Máscara de Bronce beat Raptor & Tiger Boy in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes qualifying match
(4:53, Mascara de Bronce 450 splash Raptor, ok, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
Dave The Clown & La Parka beat Monsther Clown & Murder Clown in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes qualifying match
(13:20, Parka bodyslam Monster, below average, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
Angelikal & Bengala beat Histeria & Psicosis in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes qualifying match
(11:21, Bengala top rope headscissors Psicosis, ok, via Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch) )
Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Hijo Del Vikingo beat Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes qualifying match
(9:15, Hijo del Vikingo reverse 450 splash, ok, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
La Máscara, Máximo, Psycho Clown beat Hernandez, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Escorpión
(20:47, triple pin, OK, via Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch) )
It rained. It was dry for the opener, then rained heavily during portions of the next couple of matches. It rained on and off until the show ended. No one seemed to slip because of the rain, but it did seem as though wrestlers were taking it easy because of the rain.
Both of the main event and the semimain featured the same trope of a top técnico running in to make a surprise save with their music playing. Dr. Wagner made a surprise appearance to help out the Alvardos in the main event, with ex-Elite luchador Samoano with him for no obvious reason. Samoano is now wearing a mask. The Alvarados were confused by the help but Wagner ended up kissing Máximo. Escorpión suffered an elbow injury at some point during the match, and it was swelling up noticably.
La Parka was the técnico making the save in the semifinal. Cuervo & Scoria had first run into save La Parka from a three on one beatdown after the tercera, and the three Traidor Clowns tried for some revenge later on. Murder & Monster also signaled they’d like the tag title belts back. Parka cleared house on everyone, dropped Averno with a quebradora to set up Vikingo’s finish, and threw the referee back in to count the pin.
Hijo del Tirantes refused to make the three count for Angelikal & Bengala until he just did for the finish. Psicosis wasn’t kicking out even after a long pause, so the idea is Tirantes had no choice. Texano made a surprise appearance to piledriver Bengala, who put on a stretcher. Argenis, also not on the show, ran Texano off for before he could do more. Argenis was moving a lot better than a couple weeks ago.
Tiger Boy suffered an injury on a bad dive in the second match.
Mamba had a worked injury spot in the opener, leaving the match down to 3v2. The técnicos won soon after. Chicano & Villano III Jr. attacked after the match. Mamba returned and surprisingly saved Pimpinela, forming an alliance with her long time rival.
By winning their matches, Cuervo, Scoria, Hijo Del Vikingo, Dinastía, Pimpinela Escarlata, Venum, Ángel Mortal Jr., Máscara de Bronce, Dave The Clown, La Parka, Angelikal, Bengala have qualified for Rey de Reyes. Though we’re not at all sure what that means.
Angel Mortal Jr. appears to be back to being Angel Mortal Jr. (and will apparently be so in Puebla), so likely it was just a one deal as Parka Negra.
AAA ran a lot of angles on this show, but nothing really that important. The matches didn’t look like they were going to be that great coming in, and the rain didn’t help any thing.
The main event was the standard AAA main event. The técnicos were over, but the match was a simple beatdown and comeback before the interference. La Mascara & Máximo got their big spots in for the crowd, Hijo de Wagner get to hang around with the main eventers to continue to convince people he is one, and everyone got out in one piece. It went longer than it needed to go and they really shouldn’t have pinned Hijo del Wagner here, but it didn’t feel like it mattered.
The semimain turned into a way to give La Parka revenge for a fight he already won, so that wasn’t optimum. OGT really took most of the match to set up for the técnico comeback, but that técnico lasted about a minute before the interference came in. AAA did try a lot to get Vikingo over, with the cool entrance, the big spots in the comeback, and the win, so that was good to see. The match itself is better in clips than in full.
The fourth match was a frustrating AAA match. The rudos weren’t good but also weren’t supposed to be good. The rudos were intended to get pinned a lot so Tirantes would get the choose not to count three a lot of times. That’s all the match was. Bengala & Angelikal were good on offense, but this is exactly the kind of AAA match I’m not interested in at all.
The Clowns vs Dave/Parka match tried to adjust to the rain by not doing much, but they can’t even do that well. Their mat stuff early on wasn’t much good, Parka looked either more hurt or more clumsy than usual, but they worked hard on dives and big moves in the final part. They might as well have just ended early instead going for all those dives, but at least everyone made it thru in once piece. I’m tempted to give this OK just for the effort, but parts of it were really not good.
The second match was so brief that they’d really have to nail it to make an impact. There were sloppy parts even beyond the bad dive. Those guys got the start of the rain story, so I wouldn’t write them off based on this, but it also wasn’t a point in their favor. Angel Mortal looked the best of the bunch and Mascara de Bronce was all over the place.
The opener was the usual Pimpinela & Mamba match. The other people didn’t look great – Venum had a headscissors spot that didn’t look good – but it’s also tough for them to stand out in this match. That makes Mamba & Pimpinela being friends the best news possible, even with no idea where they’re going with this. Dinastia got in some in his return, but you wouldn’t have known what the big deal was if you’ve only seen this match.