AAA TV (FRI) 10/18/2013 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla [AAA, Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
***Heroes Inmortales VII***
1) Cuervo, Mamba, Mary Apache, Mini Abismo Negro b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata
Official results do not list Mamba & Pimpi, but they’re visible in pictures. Cuervo distracted Faby and Mary beat her. Cuervo cut off part of Faby’s hair and has a bounty on the rest.
2) Fénix b El Mesías and Monsther Clown and Silver King [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Changed to first block. La Secta caused Mesias to get beat. Fenix beat Silver King for the win.
3) Hijo del Fantasma b Octagón, Daga, Axel, Pentagón Jr. [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Block originally listed a mystery luchador, which was quietly listed to be Blue Demon Jr. Prior to the match, Consejo introduced their newest member – Hijo del Fantasma! Pentagon Jr. was also added to the match for reasons unclear (or at least probably was added, since the final results do not list him; he could’ve just been harassing Octagon.) There was no explanation of why Blue Demon Jr. was listed or why he wasn’t there. Silver King helped Fantasma the match. Fantasma beat Daga to win.
4) La Parka b Parka Negra II, Electroshock, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
Mascara and Electroshock were out first. Zorro ‘returned’, and AAA played up that he and Parka Negra were in the same place. (Zorro had been playing the role of Parka Negra, so this was a surprise for people who knew.) Zorro appeared to still be crazy and tossed his cane in, but seemingly to no one in particular. La Parka got it and got the win.
5) Chessman b Cibernético and el Hijo del Perro Aguayo and Psicosis [Copa Antonio Pena, semifinal]
La Secta attacked everyone. Perro & Cibernetico got counted out due to the attack and are now friends again. Chessman beat Psicosis with a spear.
6) Angélico & Jack Evans b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Espíritu & Scoria and Aerostar & Drago [AAA TAG]
Espiritu has a new face paint style, while Aerostar had a new outfit. Joe Lider & Crazy Boy are champions. Pentagon Jr. & Ultimo Gladiador were listed on the original poster, but Espiritu & Scoria are apparently in instead after winning a three way in SLP. Juvi accompanied the Mexican Powers to the ring. Mexican Powers beat Drago & Aerostar, Secta lost after Perro & Cibernetico attacked, and Angelico & Jack won when Juvi shoved Lider off the top rope thru a table and hit Crazy Boy with a chair. Juvi revealed a new shirt with “A” apocalypse symbol.
7) Texano Jr. b Psycho Clown [AAA HEAVY]
Psycho wore gold and silver arm sleeves in tribute to El Brazo, while Texano was dressed up like his father when he was part of the Misionerios de la Muerte. Murder and Hijo del Fantasma worked as seconds. Referee issues, near falls and lots of blood. Texano beat Psycho with a powerbomb to keep his title. Texano’s ninth defense.
8) La Parka b Fénix, Hijo del Fantasma, Chessman [Copa Antonio Pena]
Eliminations went Chessman, Fenix and Fantasma, leaving Parka as the winner when he armbarred Fantasma. Parka was carried around by Cibernetico, Octagon, Mesias and Electroshock, then posed with the Roldans and the Pena urn. Final seemed absurdly quick on Twitter (though the show still finished past 12:30am local.)
El Brazo and Antonio Pena were honored before the show.
Air Date: 10/26 and 11/02, give or take.
Building looks like almost a setup. It seems full on side, but not totally full on the upper regions of the other side. Maybe 300 – 400 short? I am awful at this.
I do not think the main event actually went that quickly; probably some Twitter backlog because it looks longer in the pictures. Not sure if this means Texano/La Parka in a few weeks; it would be a good enough title match for both men but there was nothing hinted in that direction besides the win. Parka winning the tournament was at least the happy show ending move.
There definitely was a big hint towards a La Secta vs AAA Super Team match for Guerra de Titanes. AAA’s had a cage match on that show five of the last six years. That doesn’t necessarily mean anything when it comes to AAA but they pushed La Secta versus Cibernetico/Mesias/Perro strong on this show so it appears to be today’s idea. They’re just one person short, and it probably should be someone who is beatable just so Secta have a believable path to victory.
I do not know if Hijo del Fantasma is going to work as a rudo and in AAA, because both are big adjustments from what he’s been doing. It’s still a worthwhile gamble; staying in CMLL meant wrestling the same guys in the same matches for the next decade and half, because he was out of favor there for whatever reason. He’s actually got a chance to succeed in AAA and that seems worth taking.
There’s some talk about Fantasma joining AAA meaning they’ll get better treatment by the Mexico City lucha libre commission. That would help if AAA’s really taping the El Rey show in the city soon, as mentioned previously.
I don’t know where the Zorro/Parka Negra thing goes, but I hope it makes sense when it gets there. I actually liked the idea of Zorro as Parka Negra, because it’d get a big reaction when they did the reveal – plenty of people on the internet knew, but people in general did not. Who knows, it still may end up that way.
Crazy Boy & Joe Lider being spun off into a feud with Juvi, his oddly Secta/Cibernetico like t-shirt and whoever Juvi ends up partnering with is great. It’s great because Angelico & Jack have the tag team titles and everyone match they have is great. The tag team title seems like something that may get lost in the mix going into the next major show (and then both guys will be pulled into the Rey de Reyes tournament, maybe), but it’s a great match for TV matches and any future multi team match just got better. Really like this.
The thing about building up a Faby Apache hair match for Guerra de Titanes is they did a Faby Apache hair match at Guerra de Titanes (four years ago) and it did not end well. She lost her hair to Sexy Star, but never really lost her hair – just got a new short hair cut and hid it under a cap until the cap fell off a couple weeks later. (If you’re doing the Zorro/Parka Negra bit because you think everyone knows that deal, then you have to assume they know the Faby Apache haircut story too.) Maybe Faby will actually lose her hair this time – I would not bet on it – but AAA’s going to have to work very hard to convince people that she’ll be held to the stipulations this time. Acknowledging it didn’t happen last time is a halfway decent way to start. (Mary vs Faby is still more promising than Taya vs Faby.)
You know what’s weird? Alebrije was among those in the crowd of people standing there for the pre show tributes. AAA doesn’t bring guys to shows unless they have something for them do. I guess he could’ve been on hand as an emergency fill-in (though they had that with Pentagon Jr.) Or he could just live in Puebla and decided to jump in. Or there could’ve been another reason. Can’t think of what that would be, though. Not a clue. (SHHH.)