All matches aired live from Salón Rojo, Toluca, Estado de México
Máscarita Sagrada (original) & Mini Psycho Clown beat Espectrito & Mini Coco Amarillo
(9:38, Mascarita casadora cradle Mini Coco Amarillo, ok,Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
Keyra, Lady Maravilla, Starfire beat Faby Apache, La Hiedra, Lady Shani
(10:12, Keyra inside cradle on Faby Apache, great,Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
Aerostar, Argenis, Niño Hamburguesa vs Ciclón Ramírez, Demus, Emperador Azteca
(10:35, Ciclon super headscissors on Argenis, ok,Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
Mamba & Máximo beat Rey Escorpión & Texano Jr. and Golden Magic & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.
(10:09, Mamba powerbomb Golden Magic, good,Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
Hijo de LA Park, Laredo Kid, Taurus beat Joe Lider, La Parka, Pagano
(13:08, Laredo Fly on Lider, ok, Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
Hijo del Fantasma & Psycho Clown beat Electroshock & LA Park
(17:26, Psycho Clown casita Electroshock, good)
The frame rate drops badly during portions of the main event, which presumably won’t be an issue when it airs on YouTube. Los Mercenarios beat up and unmasked Psycho afterward.
After the semi-main, a video introducing Los Nomadas aired, with them challenging Ciclope & Miedo Extremo.
Los Mercenarios attacked Mamba & Máximo after their match, though the exoticos eventually ran them off.
Keyra is no longer challenging Faby Apache, she’s telling Faby she’s going straight up win the title. Star Fire decides to challenge too, saying her generation is coming for Faby. Faby agrees to take them both on.
It appears to be the original Máscarita Sagrada in the opener, which would make his first appearance in 20 years. The rudos may be people working with him on indies, and they use a Club America flag to get heat. This is also AAA mini champion Mini Psycho Clown’s only appearance on AAA TV this year; he’s a técnico tonight after previously being a rudo.
I wasn’t strongly into most of the matches on the show but they seemed like the crowd enjoyed them. The crowd enjoyed the brawl a lot in the main event, that’s for sure. The low stakes didn’t help but I think my mind just wasn’t ready for more lucha. Electroshock seemed to be walking from spot to spot when they were in the ring early but did brawl fine. The Fantasma/LA Park stuff got good reactions even that seems like the wrong dynamic. LA Park selling Fantamsa’s dive more than Electroshock sold the finish was wonderful.
The semi-main was about as good as a match with that motley crew of AAA técnicos was going to be. The Elite side worked very hard Pagano stopped for a moment to think about everything he was going to do as to avoid turning into a GIF this week. I could’ve done with it being a little bit shorter, I could’ve done without La Parka singly handily beating up Laredo Kid & Taurus, but I guess this match had to happen and so it did. Parka making sure to beat up La Parka was nice Secret highly of the end sequence is watching to see how quickly La Parka gets out of the way of Pagano’s dive.
I didn’t have much of a feel for the third or fourth matches but liked the three-way tag a little more. The match flowed well, they did a lot of team stuff, and the finish made the most sense. The worst team, lost. Texano and Escorpion sure seemed to disappear for a long time at a finish only to beat up everyone after, and they might as well have won if that was the idea, but this was just about keeping that issue going. Golden Magic did well. Wagner needs to be in a rudo role the whole time but felt less exposed at this level than he did on his previous run on top.
The tercera had some good parts and didn’t come together in a good way. They weren’t hitting on all cylinders – directors too, since they missed both of Aerostar’s dives to show Argenis instead. Aerostar was good but not doing his most impressive stuff. Demus looked promising as a base for the flyers but didn’t get to do a lot of it. He did get to punch Aerostar in the face and seemed very excited about this. Ciclon and Emperador Azteca were kind of plain. The most useful thing to take from this match is AAA really wanted Elite to win this competition again since they could’ve flipped the outcome here without affecting anything.
The women’s match was super, the sort of hard-hitting and fast paced match that they’re great at lately. This was the best Keyra and Lady Maravilla have looked in this run, mixing up well with Faby and just hitting everyone hard. Lady Maravilla also showed more personality as ruda than I can recall seeing from her at any time before. Last year’s La Hiedra would’ve been totally out of place is the match, this one fits in fine, and I’m not sure what happened. The match kept building nicely. Starfire and Shani didn’t get to stand out as much as some of the others, and there was a little shakiness in the first half of this match, but they took up several level as they went down the stretch. I was disappointed to see they’re not on the next show, because the women’s matches have been as reliable good as anything.
The minis match was an odd surprise including and take some generosity to rate as a major league level match The rudos came off low-level indie guys early. Espectrito did better as a base later on, but they didn’t feel TV level. Mini Psycho Clown did surprisingly well as a técnico and is about Dinasita’s size. It’d be worth giving him a new gimmick, except AAA has two dozen guys his side and the idea of Mini Psycho Clown is probably getting over easy on the spot shows. Máscarita Sagrada had a couple of spots and got the win, but the rudos did a lot of the work for him like many an old guy.