recap

taped 2012-08-19 @ Centro Banamex

Samurai del Sol

Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera, Samurai del Sol vs Daga, Dark Dragon, Psicosis
2: spots all over the place with no sense than usual, and not particularly cleanly done. Some good stuff done but more a lot of random bursts that I wouldn’t remember after the match if they didn’t replay it. Samurai del Sol looked good for his debut, but I’m not sure he sticks out more than the guys they already have. The Ion deal came off muddy, with Juvi being challenged by both Ion and Daga and then disappearing.

 

Fabi Apache

Dinastía, Fabi Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mini Histeria, Sexy Star, Yuriko
2: The only thing Dinastía could possibly do to make me not like him is steal Sombra’s finisher. Oh well. This match is one I think I should’ve liked better, but the lack of crowd noise didn’t help. It was the match they normally do with a little bit less nutty Dinastía match. Still one of the better matches on this show but imminently forgettable.

 

watch where you’re swinging that rope

Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., Toscano for the AAA World Trios Championship : By the numbers house show match between the two team. Okay for TV, but nothing we haven’t seen between these two teams many times before. If Mascara is supposed to be a big deal, he could used a clean pin. Again, he needed a ton of help to win but we’re supposed to take him seriously.

 

Ultimo Gladadior is a hero

Electroshock & Vampiro vs Chessman & Último Gladiador : Non-wrestler celebrity Vampiro is not very good even on the non-wrestler celebrity sliding scale. He’s really horrible, not just for the reasons Vampiro has been bad over the year, but because also because he’s got absolutely no stamina. He was so blown up doing not much little here, and it really prolonged the agony. (For him and for us.) Vampiro being put in matches in this bad of condition is the biggest testament to how strongly AAA believes Vampiro is a big star. No one lesser would be allowed to get away with this kind of match. In the short term, it means the Chessman & Abyss vs Joe Lider & Vampiro match has a chance to be atrocious. In the long term, it means Konnan really is only working hard to get back in condition for his own sake, because he ought to be get away with much more if Vampiro gets away with this.

Cibernético & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Halloween & Silver King : 2: A going thru the motions match of no particular interest. The immediate post match brawl wasn’t really that interesting, but the fight thru the expo looked stood out well.

I dunno even know, Halloween

The bigger news here was the pre-match skit and the commentary positioning Silver King as the new leader of the group. Turning them into Silver King’s lackeys – larger Ultimo Gladiadors! – is much more disillusioning. They’ve gone from being hot invader being the third or fourth most important people in their own faction, secondary to a guy who the promotion didn’t at all trust in the biggest singles match of the year in any fashion and a guy who’s been so irrelevant to the promotion that he spent the last six months drifting around aimlessly. TripleMania and the Wagner feud was understandable – mask vs mask works better than mask vs hair, Mascara had to be used like he was out of circumstance, but there’s no reason they couldn’t have returned to the status quo after the feud. This is a whole new status quo. Toscano & Texano have jumped to AAA to be in midcard trios matches; I can’t imagine that’s the way they wanted it to play out.

Speaking of lineup changes, they probably should’ve spent some time in NotiAAA to explain why both the Bizarros and the Perros included about a half dozen new people instead of hyping the Dorian & Joaquin feud that wasn’t going anywhere on this week’s show.