AAA , FIGHTER (SAT) 04/18/2020 Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [AAA week 4, R de Rudo 4, thecubsfan week 4, Lucha Central week 4]
1) Dinastía b Laredo Boy
5:30. Dinastia won the minis tournament.
2) Psycho Clown b Chessman
3) Pentagón Jr. b LA Park
7:31. Pentagon won via foul and fast count.
4) Lady Shani b La Hiedra
6:10. Lady Shani submitted Hiedra to win the women’s tournament.
5) Pentagón Jr. b Psycho Clown
10:00. Pentagon Jr. defeated Psycho Clown to win the men’s tournament.
The show was fine. The last two matches were good. I’m already exhausted with empty arena shows, and they won’t be ending any time soon. It was a bit odd that no one got a trophy or other award, though that’s low on the list of odd things right now
+LuchaTV’s Torneo Supremo did have a trophy for their tournament final, where Ricky Marvin defeated Demonio Infernal to win. Marvin hardly ever loses on the indies, so it was not a surprise to see him win. Demonio Infernal making it to the final, was unexpected. I think there was a desire to avoid repeating Arez/Marvin after it happened so recently on the Lucha Memes show and an attempt to get a new person through to the final. The tournament did run an Aramis/Marvin match in the semifinals, but both semifinals were unfortunately short. It wasn’t clear if that was a time issue (the lightning seemed to indicate everything wasn’t taped in order or on the same day), an energy issue, or just a creative choice, but that was the disappointment of the tournament. Hijo del Pirata Morgan and Demonio Infernal stood out as guys who looked better here than I’m used to seeing them in IWRG trios matches.
+LuchaTV was selling a tournament t-shirt on the final day in addition to the other methods of donation for wrestlers. They haven’t announced any total of how much money they made in donations, which is typical for these. I haven’t seen any group in Mexico announce how much money they made running a charity show yet. In the US, it’s a lot of pushing the total funds raised so far (as promotion for the charity and to encourage others to chip in), while Mexico seems like it’s just out of bounds to talk about money in that way.
Alberto Rodriguez (Alberto el Patron) was arrested in San Antonio over the weekend for sexually assaulting his girlfriend. Rodriguez has had a pattern of erratic and destructive behavior since 2014, though this is the worst accusation to come public. It’s unlikely to affect his wrestling career, only because his past behavior seems to have already mostly ended his wrestling career. No successful group wanted to be anywhere near him, and so he was left propping up no hope groups like Nacion Lucha Libre. Rodriguez is out on bail and faces a sentence of up to 20 years should he be found guilty.
Heraldo de Mexico interviews Faby Apache for a Mother’s Day story.
Santo Jr. has been showing up in Hijo del Santo’s social media since quarantine began. In a mother’s day interview in El Impacial, Hijo del Santo says his son is now taking his university classes online. Santo Jr. told his father he’ll go back in the ring as soon he wraps up his degree in a year. Hijo del Santo pictures his retirement tour teaming with his son a year and a half from now. No one in wrestling can be held to a retirement announcement, and no one should be kept to a decision made into a pandemic either, but this is the most optimistic the Santos have sounded about Santo Jr.’s career in a while.
One of Abismo Negro’s children appears to be intending to wrestle as Hijo de Abismo Negro. It’s unclear when the debut; even beyond the obvious, it’s just unclear how long they’ve been getting ready to wrestle and how close they might be to a match. Abismo Negro’s family was very upset about AAA putting Eterno under the mask, feeling the name should be retired. Still, there had been no sign any of the children were going into wrestling at that point.
Furia de Titanes points out a story of a luchador trying to pass himself as Fenix & Penta’s father as part of a scam. Penta denounced the scammer on his Facebook, saying they’re not related.