AAA on Twitch: 2018-08-18 

tremendous sell

Recapped: 08/20/2018

All matches were streamed from Centro de Espectaculos el Carma in Valle de Chalco, Estado de México. It’s an open air venue.

This was all written a couple days after this taping, and well before TripleMania. Some of what I wrote doesn’t make sense now. Some of the stuff AAA did – hey, Vampiro’s career is over again – doesn’t make sense either. It’s a complete package of outdated stuff.


Arkángel Divino beat Angelikal, Black Danger, Último Maldito
(8:31, High Speed Mistico on Último Maldito, good, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))

Hijo Del Vikingo & Lady Shani beat Arez & Faby Apache
(10:44, disqualification, good, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))

Argenis, Golden Magic, Puma King beat Jack Evans, Parka Negra, Tito Santana
(15:24, Puma King casita Tito Santana, good, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))

Mamba, Máximo, Pimpinela Escarlata beat Hijo de LA Park, Rey Escorpión, Texano Jr.
(12:53, disqualification, ok, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))

Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly beat Aerostar, Drago, Pagano  
(12:33, OGT slam Drago on the ladder, ok, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))

Hijo del Fantasma & Psycho Clown beat Dr. Wagner Jr. & LA Park
(15:40, disqualification?, ok, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))

What happened:

Arez blocks a headscissors into a powerbomb

LA Park insulted everyone before the match including Park. Psycho fires back while Fantasma mocks him. As his trademark, LA Park threw a box of beer bottles at Psycho, then sliced his head with a cracked beer bottle. Fantasma refused to tag in, and Psycho Clown attacked him too after making his comeback. Park & Wagner just sort of disappear for a while, then beat up Fantasma when Psycho throws him in. The match turns into many fouls, and Tirantes giving the match to Fantasma for unclear reasons. It’s partly unclear because AAA finds a way to miss the shot. As annual tradition, Psycho Clown ends up unmasked and in a pool of his own blood in the last moments before TripleMania.

Konnan came out for a promo (with Hijo del Tirantes, who had no reason to exist in this segment and never does anything) after the second match. Konnan guarantees the mega title will be staying with MAD at TripleMania. Fenix interrupts, and says he’s bringing the title back to AAA. Fantasma interrupts, says Fenix is the real traitor for not supporting Konnan and MAD. Fantasma names La Mascara, Rey Escorpión, and Texano Jr. as Los Mercenarios and himself as Lobo Solitario. Mercenarios are still keeping the Ingobernables fist salute. Fantasma challenges Fenix, and suckers him into getting attacked by Texano and Rey Escorpión. Vampiro runs to the ring to fight everyone, gets Texano and Rey Escorpion, but gets attacked by Konnan from behind. (They’re still teasing that match, even if it’s not on TripleMania.) Fantasma gives Vampiro a very safe Thrill of the Kill to end his career for the third time in the last eight months. Fenix is unmasked too, and hysterical about his good friend Vampiro being

A Jeff Jarrett promo aired. It included Jeff Jarrett getting muted when he (seemingly) forgot what Verano de Escandalo was called and called it something else. We just got to hear “Verano…”. The actual news is Karen Jarrett will be coming to TripleMania too. (Edit: She did not.)

this one didn’t go well for Angelikal

Hijo del Tirantes hung out with the rudos the entire fourth match but still give the tecnicos a DQ win. Mascara ran in after and helped beat up Máximo. Parka Negra attacked Hijo de LA Park post-match, after Park had earlier done the same to him. The other rudos seemed confused about which guys they were meant to be supporting here but eventually helped Hijo de LA Park.

In the mixed tag, Copetes attempted to pull Faby Apache off Shani when Apache was (illegally?) punching Faby. Faby shoved Copetes down and continued fighting with Shani. Copetes called the DQ.

There was a video package of Teddy Hart and Taurus highlights, and I have no idea what it was about or why it aired. There was no context to it, or at latter one that sort of featured Juventud Guerrera and Konnan as La Parka and was equally incoherent about what they were trying to say beyond “these guys are bad and are in MAD.”


Ultimo Maldito dive

Last week’s LA Park mauling of Psycho Clown made for a better match, though it’s hard to top ripping up a man’s forehead with a broken bottle as a violent act. Psycho is not so great interesting when he falls back onto his usual bits but is pretty good as getting utterly destroyed, so LA Park utterly destroying has made for some good fun in the build to TripleMania (and probably after TripleMania too.) The match as a match didn’t work at all, and the finish made no sense except if you start with “make sure Fantasma gets his hand raised but no one really wants to take a pinfall here” and work backwards. It’s a good scene but not a good match.

I didn’t get a lot of out of the semifinal, but it was a lot of Pagano doing stuff and those matches don’t work for it. Aerostar picks his spots and this mostly wasn’t it. Drago is definitely not 100% percent from the shoulder injury and had more messed up spots than usual. It was really weird that there was a ladder in that match for no apparent reason besides Pagano wanted to do ladder match spots this day. You’d think the ladder would build up to the ladder match Aerostar & Drago are actually having. Nah.

I’m getting lukewarm on the Texano/Escorpion team because so much of their matches that don’t matter. They outnumber the técnicos and destroy them for five minutes with chairs in no particular hurry, then they slip up and the técnicos stop selling it all to get in their own chair shots. The crowd gets loud for the comeback but it comes off as a waste of time on screen. It didn’t suddenly get a lot better when they went to more normal wrestling, with the Mamba/Park sequence a struggle. Pimpinela had the better match of the two. Los Mercenarios losing their first match as a named team due to desperation foul was weird.

another amazing sell

The tercera didn’t come totally together but still had enough to like to be overall good. There were entertaining action even if it didn’t flow was off, and even if the cameras didn’t see the rudo takeover spot. Puma did alright but fit in better here as a rudo. Tito and Argenis seemed not to be working smoothly. Golden Magic worked thru a few spills to have a positive match. Parka Negra didn’t stand out as much here as in recent matches. Jack’s spot at the end was cool.

The mixed tag was a solid build to the apuesta match. I’m not sure if it’s going to be a big match to the crowd on the day of the show, but they’ve done a better job with it in the last couple months than prior. Shani & Faby seem like they care, seem like they could have a really good match, and seem credible as a secondary apuesta match on a major show. Arez & Vikingo had some great chemistry, and I’d like to see them have a singles match elsewhere. They went from trying to campana reversal spots (as if they lost a bet), to trying insanely convoluted moves at the end. The Spanish Fly out of midair spot they tried at the end would’ve been the spot of the year if they pulled it off. I’m also not sure if it is physically possible or a great idea for their health the way it went. A referee stopping someone from punching in a group where going chairs, tables and copious interference all seems to be fine is a little bit silly.

Último Maldito was the best guy in the opener, holding together a sloppier than usual match. Arkangel Divino was the spotlighted guy, getting the win over Maldito once again, but Divino also looked off at times during the match. (You can be off and still land a step up dive to the floor, it’s weird.) Angelikal looked like the better técnico often, with his salvaged tornillo at the end and eating Maldito’s dive while sitting on a chair. Maldito’s sell of a Canadain Destroyer was awesome, and he was the guy part of the bigger spots. If AAA has a plan for Divino, it makes sense for him to keep winning (and hope he’s feeling better by TripleMania.) AAA rarely has plans so it would be nice for Maldito to get a win at some point.

Volador/Cavernario tonight, Heroes Inmortales, Anniversario on HonorClub


CMLL (MON) 09/10/2018 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) Ares & Rey Apocalipsis b El Hijo De Centella Roja & Millenium LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Lestat, Pegasso, Rey Samuray b El Malayo, King Jaguar, Sangre Azteca LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 2/3
3) Kawato San, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 Jr. b Esfinge, Flyer, Tritón LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
rudos took 1/3
4) Felino, Shocker, Terrible b Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volcano LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3
5) Cavernario, Diamante Azul, Rush b Atlantis, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero [Relevos IncreíblesLA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2018 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rush & Ultimo Guerrero did not figure in the result. Team Rush took 1/3.

The mystery of the Rush/UG feud ended with no match being built up. It’s still 50/50 they do it next week. None of the matches sound like they were interesting.

The big news from the show was an announcement LA Park would be on next week’s show. Park has only been appearing on Friday Arena Mexico shows so far. That’s true of all the outside talent brought in. LA Park’s wrestled on a November 2014 Elite show in Arena Puebla. He has not worked a Monday night Arena Puebla show in ten years.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show has Volador versus Cavernario. These two had an excellent match on FantasticaMania 2018, an excellent match in Arena Mexico in 2017, and one & two great matches in 2016. Even with that strong track record, they’re three days out from the Anniversario show and wrestling on a Tuesday show, a good match might be all to expect. They’re probably not doing a clean finish, and probably should be saving their most dangerous stuff for a few days from now. Every Cavernario singles match is fun and this should still at least be that, but this would’ve been more fun with nothing else looming over it.

The rest of the show is a normal Tuesday show. Hijos del Infierno face Atlantis, Kraneo, and Valiente in the semi-main. The Panthers face Hechicero, Shocker and Dragon Rojo. Tiger is the third wheel of Kawato & Okumura against Fuego, Pegasso, and Stigma. The opener matches include another Yago appearance. The show will air at 7:30 pm. Lucha Central has a preview of the show.

Guadalajara has a Rush/Caristico singles main event.

Ring of Honor announced their Honor Club service will air the CMLL Anniversario show. (They list it at 8:30pm ET, it should be 8:30pm CT.) The CMLL Anniversario airing on iPPV is a normal thing now and I thought that’s what this announcement was when it was announced. Given more time, now I’m wondering if it might be ROH just repeating the normal stream on their service while it continues to stream everywhere like usual. It’ll be the same Spanish stream normally seen and it may just be making it more visible to ROH fans. CMLL has said nothing about ROH airing the show, or anything also involving the Friday show. All of the confusion is probably intentional to push people towards tickets. It’ll probably be clearer after Informa.

CMLL advertised Cavernario, Matt Taven, Ultimo Guerrero, Ciber the Main Man, Microman and Cholo for CMLL Informa. The first four are there to talk about the Anniversario. Maybe Microman will talk about last week’s match. I have no idea why Cholo would be on Informa so that’s interesting.

CMLL looks back at the 1986 Anniversario shows and Volador Jr. winning the Universal tournament.

“Klan Kaoz” is officially just “Klan” now, as referred to on CMLL’s Twitter post. Meanwhile, Garza Jr. seems to have replaced Zorro as the face of Promociones Kaoz. They’re bringing in a lot of CMLL people for their October show.

Barbaro Cavernario will appear on the 10/24 & 10/25 Lucha Va Voom shows in Los Angeles, which I think is his highest-profile US booking.

Diario Basta has a good interview with Rush. Rush says he got the “pase lo que pase, no pasa nada” catchphrase from an uncle who was a cholo in the US. Rush mentions his uncle, Septiembre Negro Jr., is battling cancer.

PWPonderings has an interview with Matt Taven about the Anniversario match.

The El Planchitas column says Principe Diamante will be appearing on a telenovela.

AAA’s Heroes Inmortales lineup is out:

AAA TV (WED) 10/03/2018 Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
Heroes Inmortales, 2018
1) Mamba, Máximo, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Juventud Guerrera, Puma King, Taurus and Aerostar, Drago, Laredo Kid
2) ? vs Faby Apache ©StarfireKeyra [Reina De Reinas]
set to be 3rd defense (2nd on TV) when announced
3) Bandido & Flamita vs Rey Escorpión & Texano Jr. © and Andrew Everett & DJZ [AAA TAG]
set to be 7th defense (5th on TV) when announced
4) La Parka vs ChessmanPaganoHijo Del VikingoSúper FlyParka NegraHijo del FantasmaDragón BaneLa MáscaraAvernoHijo de LA ParkAngelikalNiño Hamburguesa [Copa Antonio Pena]
5) LA Park & Psycho Clown vs Killer Kross & Murder Clown
6) Jeff Jarrett vs Dr. Wagner Jr. [hair]

Pasion Luchistica had this first, other people confirmed it.

Given Jeff Jarrett’s history, I will not believe the main event happens until he’s in the ring. Some deal where Jarrett gets to be champ and on TripleMania in exchange for a hair match loss makes sense.

Murder Clown & Killer Kross are feuding on Twitter, so I guess Park & Psycho are supposed to be as well.

Bandido & Flamita are indeed getting their tag title shot for winning the TripleMania ladder match. DJZ & Andrew Everett lost the match and will still be getting a tag title shot. It’s the Laredo Kid rules. (Meanwhile, title contender Laredo Kid is in the opener. None of this feels like it matters.)

Starfire hasn’t been around lately so it’s also odd she’s getting a title shot. She was very good, but the stuff is Merida suggested Shani & Maravilla being involved.

There’s an AAA TV taping on 09/30 in Guanajuato listed on AAA’s site, but hasn’t been mentioned elsewhere. We don’t get to see the list of upcoming events – that seems like an easy thing to run thru during a twitch stream, but it’s just not done – so I’m not sure if there’s another taping mixed in, or if AAA’s scaled way back on tapings.

DTU says El Exotico is doing better after suffering a bad injury on Sunday.  Exotico posted a video as well. No one seemed to say that day, but it sounds like Exotico was temporarily paralyzed. DTU mentions Exotico left the hospital on their own feet.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update and this week’s Poster-Mania.

+LuchaTV has a new edition of their podcast.

Cage Side Seats visits an AAA show (which appears to be this show)

Cancun luchadora Xtabay talks about training in Arena Mexico.

Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo is opening a lucha libre tourist stop.


CMLL (SUN) 09/16/2018 Arena México
1) Bengala & Sonic vs El Coyote & Espíritu Negro
2) La Guerrera, Lluvia, Mistique vs Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany
3) Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., El Audaz vs Disturbio, Templario, Virus
4) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Soberano Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Máscara Año 2000
5) Valiente vs Sansón [lightning]
6) Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Euforia, Negro Casas

The post-Anniversario show is about as good as the actual one. Third match should be good. Valiente/Sanson is a different match.

IWRG (SUN) 09/16/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Toto vs Chicanito
2) Ángel Estrella Jr. & Shadow Boy vs Death Metal & Guerrero 2000
3) Metaleón & Multifacetico 2.0 vs Demonio Infernal & Séptimo Rayo
4) Chico Che, Freelance, Relámpago vs Cerebro Negro, Ra-Zhata, Shil-Kah
5) Emperador Azteca, Hijo del Alebrije, Imposible vs Dragón Bane, Hijo de Canis Lupus, X-Fly
6) Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Mr. Electro vs Dr. Cerebro, El Mesías, Último Gladiador

Essentially a new card. No title match now, Mr. Electro teams with his new friends instead.

RO (SUN) 09/23/2018 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Musashi vs Limbo Jr.Divo Jr.
2) Dalys vs Lilith Dark
3) Eterno vs Aramis
4) Emperador Azteca & Metaleón vs Centvrión & Warrior Jr.
5) Black Warrior & Último Guerrero vs Black Terry & Negro Navarro
6) Toxin vs Negro Casas

There’s a lot of promotions running on the 16th. RO has the sense to wait for a week later. Toxin/Casas should be fun. Semimain would be Black Terry’s first match this year, after suffering a shoulder injury late 2017.

new lucha video for the weekend of September 8th, 2018

There’s a better than usual chance I forget to record Guadalajara next week.

CMLL Guadalajara: 2018-09-08
taped 2018-09-04 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – YouTube/Mega
1) Audaz, Drone, Pegasso vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Okumura, Pólvora
2) Black Panther, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
3) Atlantis, Carístico, Kráneo vs La Bestia Del Ring, Rush, Terrible

CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2018-09-09
taped 2018-08-31 @ Arena México – Mega
1) Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón vs Felino, Negro Casas, Tiger
2) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Ciber the Main Man, Scharly Rock Star, The Chris
3) Bushi, Naito, Rush vs Diamante Azul, LA Park, Volador Jr.