AAA TV (MON) 04/15/2013 Domo de la Feria de Leon [@Lucha_Libre_AAA, Lucha Libre AAA]
1) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria b Dinastía, Máscarita Divina, Rey Celestial
Mascarita Divina replaced Mascarita Sagrada, was beat by Mini Absimo.
2) Fabi Apache, Jennifer Blake, Lolita b Mary Apache, Sexy Lady, Taya Valkyrie
Jennifer beat Sexy Lady
3) Aerostar, Argenis, Fénix b Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
Upset!
4) Alan Stone, El Elegido, Toscano b Argos, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King
Los Mirreyes won in their debut.
5) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz b Daga, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween, Psicosis
No DQ match (or usual Perros match.) Escoria won with a 450 splash. After the match, Axel ran in to attack the tecnicos, but unmasked to reveal himself as Ricky Marvin, the newest member of the Perros del Mal
6) Blue Demon Jr. & El Mesías b LA Park & Texano Jr.
Demon & Mesias fought during the match, but managed to win. Demon challenged LA Park to a title match, but Mesias attacked him again after the match.

Updated 10am Tuesday- note the finish in the fifth match has been fixed.

Air Date: 04/20 & 04/27

Lots of surprises on the Gran Sorpresa show (and not many I had in advance.)

The first big news of the show took place after the second mach. Blue Demon Jr. was brought to the ring, and it was announced he signed a contract to work for AAA on a regular basis. Demon introduced his guest, Axel (back to one x), who was also coming to AAA. Axel immediately challenged Daga to a title match, which Daga was not impressed by. They fought and were broken up with Joaquin Roldan helping. Joaquin and Demon announced the Leyenda Azul tournament, previously (and maybe still) ran in CMLL, would be coming to AAA as part of his signing and showed off a new belt for the championship.

Dorian Roldan and Konnan returned to AAA for the first time since they were fired in February to interrupt at this point, with Konnan announcing he was returning to in-ring competition. Konnan and Blue Demon had words and seemed to be setting up a match between them.

Later, in the La Secta vs Perros match, a man in an Axel mask ran in to attack the Perros. It wasn’t Axel, it was the returning Ricky Marvin, now the newest member of Perros del Mal.

Finally, in the main event, Mesias turned on Blue Demon Jr. and appears to be the rudo in the feud. Demon had already challenged LA Park to a Latin American title match, but Mesias appeared to challenge Demon for the new belt. (Texano Jr., the Mega champion, was pinned in the match and ignored in the post match.)

The Konnan return had been mentioned in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter earlier this year. He should be a major part of the AAA US Evolucion group, and this return should start things in that direction. Konnan and Dorian returning, with everything snapping right back to the status quo before they were fired in Pachuca, really makes that whole bit look very pointless. The story is they’re allowed back after Marisela Pena’s judgement, but part of her decision was the company would split in two, and the company has not appeared to split in any fashion as of yet. Maybe they will this weekend in Cordoba.

Ricky Marvin in Perros del Mal seems like it’ll be fun times. This was accidentally telegraphed by Marvin’s inclusion in the Fusion tournament, and Marvin’s been working shows with AAA guys when in Mexico. Marvin, Demon and Axel seem big enough names to get a LA Park/Dr. Wagner freedom deal – they’d control their schedule, not AAA (and AAA doesn’t get as much a cut – but no idea if actually that’s the deal. I have no idea where this leaves Super Crazy.

I’m not as enthused about Axel coming to AAA. He’s been more interesting as a trademark case than as an in-ring wrestler for many years, and didn’t stand out in any way during his short stints in CMLL. AAA seems to be employing Axel for the same primary reason CMLL did – to stick it to Hijo del Santo – but it’s going to end up in situations where he works a totally different style than guys like Daga. At the same time, I wasn’t really thrilled about Blue Demon Jr. showing up, and he was really good at Rey de Reyes. And he’s not this bad.

AAA has nine titles, already too much for one promotion and probably more than two smaller promotions need. At the same time (again!), a Leyenda de Azul tournament will probably end up being a good way to squeeze a lot of people onto TripleMania who wouldn’t otherwise get on if that’s the plan. It’d also be something to punch up an otherwise filler TV taping. It just doesn’t need to be something around every week.

Blue Demon Jr. seems to have more or less gotten Dr. Wagner Jr.’s spot in AAA. A nice gig if you can get it. Maybe I was right on the multiman match but for the wrong title – LA Park vs Demon vs Mesias, while Texano faces This Year’s Foreign Guest Star?

This post will be updated when AAA posts their recap.