AAA in Xalapa, CMLL weekend matches, MexaWrestling return

sure why not

AAA TV (SAT) 12/08/2018 Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz [AAA, Lucha CentralMedioTiempo]
1) Dinastía, La Parkita, Niño Hamburguesa b Arcángel Divino, La Parkita Negra, Último Maldito  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
9:36. Nino Hamburuesa splashed Parkita Negra (debut) and Ultimo Maldito. La Parkita also debuted.
2) Lady Maravilla & Star Fire b Lady Shani & Mamba  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
8:36. Star Fire pinned Maravilla with help from Tirantes and challenged her to a title match.
3) Hijo Del Vikingo, Laredo Kid, Myzteziz Jr. b Australian Suicide, Jack Evans, Taurus  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
12:07. Laredo beat Jack Evans.
4) Aerostar b Monsther Clown [bull terrier (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
11:02. Aerostar touched all four corners. Monsther Clown attacked and unmasked after bloodied him during the match.
5) Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana b Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
14:52. Carta Brava Jr. beat Super Fly with the Air Raid Crash. OGT offered respect, then attacked Poder del Norte after the match.
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano, Psycho Clown b Blue Demon Jr., Moose, Rey Escorpión  (posted by Lucha Libre AAA (Twitch))
20:30. Pagano pinned Moose (replacement for Kross)

Matches 3/5 are worth the Twitch subscription this month. 4 was good too. I’ve never felt more lied to than AAA promising a Mini Gronda and not delivering a Mini Gronda. There are some matches being built up and I believe AAA is running the usual January show in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, but it is never a sure thing any of those matches will happen as they’re being teased.

The Laredo/Myzetziz/Vikingo team is going with “Los Jinetes del Aire”.

Next Twitch show is Christmas; this was said to be the penultimate Twitch show of the year so I don’t think they’re sneaking in another taping. There’s the final two Lucha Capital shows in between.

Mexa Wrestling (SAT) 12/08/2018 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)]
1) Xtabay b Reina Dorada Xtabay vs Reina Dorada mano a mano en la Arena San Juan con Mexa Westling (posted by Estrellas del Ring)
2) Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Lady Flammer b Diosa Quetzal, Torito Negro, Toro Negro Diosa Quetzal, Toro Negro y Baby Star vs Lady Flamer, Hijo del Diablo y Diablo Jr. (posted by )
3) Dragón Bane b Alan Extreme Dragón Bane vs Alan Extreme mano a mano en Mexa Westling (posted by )
very good match
4) Metaleón & Mr. Leo b Brian Villa & Willy Banderas and Fresero Jr. & Mr. Iguana Fresero Jr y Mr. Iguana vs Metaleón y Mr. Leo vs Brian Villa y Willy Banderas (posted by )
Mr. Igauna wasn’t caught on a double spin dive and dislocated his collarbone.
5) Fly Star b Demus [hardcoreDemus vs Fly Star mano a mano en M (posted by )
Demus played Fly Star after the match.
6) Diva Salvaje b Zumbido Zumbido vs Diva Salvaje mano a mano en la Arena San Juan coon Mexa Westling (posted by )
Zumbido wanted a super libre match
7) Rey Horuz b ArezAramisToxin Rey Horus vs Arez vs Aramis vs Toxin en la Arena San Juan con Mexa Westling (posted by )
Divino & Maldito ended up in AAA, with Aramis in as a replacement. Horuz won, but everyone was attacked by Sanson appearing as a surprise. Sanson explained backstage that he was unable to wrestle on the show due to “labor issues” (CMLL blocking him), but set up a match with Rey Horuz.

Sounds like this show was pretty good but turnout was down. Going four months in between shows probably hurt their momentum. Match 3 and 7 have the strongest reviews. Mr. Iguana’s fall looked frightening. He says he suffered a dislocated clavicle and will be out three weeks. Aramis had a scary moment as well. He was back wrestling Sunday.

The Mexa Wrestling versus Lucha Memes/Lucha Libre Boom feud turned into an angle at some point. The other promoters were here to set up a combined show on New Year’s Day.

CMLL (SAT) 12/08/2018 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico b Acero & Aéreo
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Bengala, Oro Jr., Robin b Apocalipsis, Cholo, Grako
Robin & Bengala replaced Magnus & Starman. Grako replaced Principe Odin Jr. Tencicos took 1/3.
3) Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger b Astral, Blue Panther Jr., Drone
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Sangre Azteca b Star Jr. [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Kráneo, Volcano b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Niebla Roja b Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
Diamante Azul replaced Caristico on Tuesday. Tecnicos took 2/3.

Sangre Azteca talks about his win. This is the third lightning match he’s won in Coliseo three months, which is more about CMLL’s routines rather than any story they’re telling.

CMLL (SUN) 12/09/2018 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito b Pequeño Nitro & Pierrothito
Pierrothito’s first match after a couple months (US). Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Akuma, Espanto Jr., Espíritu Negro b Leono, Príncipe Diamante, Robin
Robin replaced Magnus, who missed both shows this weekend. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Audaz, Rey Cometa, Star Jr. b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
Raziel’s first match since June (undisclosed surgery). Tecnicos took 2/3
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Misterioso Jr. [lightning]
5) Hechicero, Templario, Vangellys b Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán
rudos took 1/3.
6) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. DQ Euforia, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero
tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Rey Bucanero fouled Niebla Roja.

Pierrothito talks about his return, Raziel talks about his return, and Guerrero Maya talks about his return.

GALLI’s show tonight was canceled. It was announced as canceled only about 10 minutes after it was supposed to start, which didn’t really help people going to it. That was by the venue, who said it was a technical issue. The promotion hasn’t said anything.

This article on the WWE tryouts mentions one of the unidentified people in the Mexico contingent was American football player Edgar Ceballos.

Looks like AAA isn’t going to even list who’s on Lucha Capital this week. It’s a good idea if you haven’t worked out how the tournament is supposed to work.

Pirata Morgan says he’ll no longer let Pirata Morgan Jr. use that name, following the Junior being found out for stealing from his fellow wrestlers a couple months ago.

Herodes & Yoruba wrote on Facebook about a person being shot five times and dying in the crowd of a street show they were wrestling on Saturday night. R de Rudo has the posts., El Grafico mentions the death. It doesn’t seem like it had anything to do with the show.

Stukita Jr. talks about changing to Halcon Suriano Jr.

01/01 Arena Neza looks like OGTS vs Poder del Norte vs Lider/Pagano/Aguila in a cage, Escorpion/Texano defending tag titles against Psycho and a partner, and another Mascara & Maximo tag match.

I was thinking about Heroes of Lucha Libre for who knows what reason this weekend, and I noticed there’s now a Lil’ Heroes of Lucha Libre Facebook page. They’re still updating their normal Facebook, though there’s no idea of when a show will happen. I wonder if they or Arolucha will actually announce something first.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha 

AAA on Twitch: 2018-12-08 

the old double stomp stuff piledriver

Recapped: 12/09/2018


Dinastía, La Parkita, Niño Hamburguesa beat Arcángel Divino, La Parkita Negra, Último Maldito
(9:36, Niño Hamburesa splash Parka Negra & Último Maldito, ok, 00:36:25)

Lady Maravilla & Star Fire beat Lady Shani & Mamba  
(8:54, Star Fire German suplex Lady Shani, ok, 00:56:25)

Hijo Del Vikingo, Laredo Kid, Myzteziz Jr. beat Australian Suicide, Jack Evans, Taurus
(12:07, Laredo Kid Laredo Fly Jack Evans, great, 01:15:53)

Aerostar beat Monsther Clown in a bull terrier match
(11:02, touch four corners, good, 01:40:55)

Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana beat Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly
(14:52, Carta Brava air raid crash Super Fly, great, 01:58:46)

Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano, Psycho Clown beat Blue Demon Jr., Moose, Rey Escorpión
(20:30, Pagano top rope legdrop Moose, ok, 02:24:57)

What happened:

Aerostar at work

Star Fire challenged Lady Shani to a title match and got into a brawl with her post match, in a similar bit to what happened with Keyra & Shani in Ciudad Juarez.

Carta Brava got the win after being the one who lost the hair match trios match back at Verano de Escandalo. Once again, the OGTs offered handshakes of mutual respect, then attacked Poder del Norte after.

Tirantes slow counted for Lady Shani and fast counted for Star Fire at the end of the match, which helped Star Fire win. Tirantes also messed with Aerostar and ignored an Averno tap out, neither of which played any role in the outcome.

This card had plenty of changes. Mini Gronda, Mini Monsther Clown, and Mini Murder Clown did not appear and were not mentioned. Mini Psycho Clown and Black Danger weren’t there as well, and the two opening matches were totally changed. Kevin Kross also wasn’t in the main event and was replaced by Moose with no explanation.

The show started with the new trios champions and Lady Shani talking about their title wins in front of the live crowd while thanking them for their support. There was no angle coming out of it, it seemed to be there just to make sure everyone in the live crowd knew of the Guerra de Titanes title changes.

Arturo Rivera was the only member of the regular Televisa announce crew there. Fernando Torres filled in, with Konnan and Vampiro also each spending half the show announcing the show in a similar fashion to Lucha Capital.


not sure about this

The show featured the standard AAA main event: brawling that wasn’t much good to start with and everyone going to their corner for the técnicos to do their usual offense in the second half. The Demon/Wagner stuff isn’t amounting to much but they did show more emotion this week. It probably doesn’t serve them well to be on these shows every week. Moose looked lost parts of the match and they didn’t do anything to make him look special before he got beat. Perhaps they really wanted a big foreign name to balance out Kross being MIA, but this match itself would’ve been better served with another Mercenario in his spot. Psycho Clown again did a crazy dive. I hope he gets shuffled down the card so we can see what he might do in a real match and not as a bit player to Demon & Wagner.

The OGT/Poder del Norte kept up their streaks of brutal looking matches all year. If you like hard chair shots, this one had them by the dozens. There was an impressive stretch of Carta Brava and it came off like his redemption for being the guy who lost this feud six months ago. This one didn’t have as many spectacular moves as the match prior (few matches do) but they instead had long stretches of near falls after near falls. It almost got to being too much with nothing in between the near falls, like CMLL can be, but it never really crossed that line. The apuesta match was better, but this was still pretty good.

Taurus strong

There aren’t many positive AAA chain matches. Most of them are really bad. This was fine, maybe a little bit better than fine. Aerostar & Monsther Clown were put into a different spot than usual and adjusted well enough, with Aerostar still getting in some flying in between selling dramatically. Monsther Clown did okay as a threatening heel. Tirantes getting involved didn’t help the match at all but that seems also to be a rule for chain matches. I don’t think the upside for these is all that high, but they did as well as they were going to do with it. The post-match attack suggests they’re going to do a little more.

The third match was great for never before seen craziness. The corner moonsault bit was crazy (and makes me wonder what else they’ll try from that setup), and was joined by plenty of other series of moves. Vikingo, Laredo, and Myzteziz desperately need a team name because they already feel like a team with some trademark offense and not just three individuals. The rudos stepped up too, taking a normal Jack Evans spot and augmenting to it well. They also did what seems to be the impossible in CMLL, setting a stage dive spot that looked natural and not just the result of people standing around mindlessly in position for 10 seconds. Taurus had a great moment in the middle among a lot of good spots for everyone else. Hopefully, there’s a rematch of this coming.

Lady Maravilla

The women’s match didn’t click. The moves didn’t look as sharp as normal and there was no great story. Shani & Star Fire showed stronger emotion after the match than during it. The rudas briefly had control early in the match but were essentially shrugged off by the técnicos. The técnicos weren’t so interesting when they were in control, and the finish came off as a referee bit overpowering a match.

The opener was strange. They were trying to focus on the new characters, but it was a bit thrown off by most of the new characters being advertised not actually being there. La Parkita & Parkita Negra didn’t feel like great new stars, but they did fine. Parkita Negra is obviously an indie guy being regimmicked, since he did every flashy indie move he could think of. La Parkita seems like he could do moves, but was focusing on Parka comedy spots to get the character over. Dinastia looked like the best guy in the match and had some good rudos to work with. Divino wasn’t lost on the rudo side, but didn’t have the same impact as usual. Hamburguesa was barely a factor but got the win in the end.