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04/16 AAA TV Results (San Luis Potosi)

AAA TV (WED) 04/16/2014 Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí [AAA, El Sabor del Ring]
0) Mensajero & Mini Maniaco b Aero Fly & Rey Angel
dark match featuring SLP locals
1) Drago, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake b El Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
Jennifer Blake beat Taya with a campana. Pentagon Jr. attacked Faby Apache & Drago after the match to build to the mixed tag match on Saturday.
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa b Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
Hamburguesa Splash on Machine Rocker.
3) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Eterno, Pentagón Jr., Steve Pain
Suicide beat Pentagon Jr. with a tornillo shooting star press
4) Alan Stone, Electroshock, Psycho Clown b Chessman, Silver King, Texano Jr.
Alan beat Chessman again, and Psycho challenged Texano Jr. again.
5) Cibernético, Fénix, La Parka b Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Jeff Jarrett
Fenix upset Perro. Rudos attacked the tecnicos, other tecnicos made the save.

Air Date: 04/19?

An all tecnico victory show (except maybe the dark match) and a place keeping show. The bigger things will happen Saturday in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. Tercera sounds like it was the best match.

The ring mat and the edecanes were all dressed in red, for new beer sponsor Victoria. They had the red mat back in Ciudad Victoria, but they officially announced the change here. It looks like a full house; the building holds 3,400 before they cut off seats for the entrance area.

Fenix beating Perro was the one notable bit from the show. It sounds like it was the usual bit of a tecnico winning and then it being immediately wiped out by the rudos beating him up, but maybe it’ll come across stronger on TV. Perro Jr. is usually good one upset loss a year, but it doesn’t usually go anywhere. Still, Fenix has the cage win and a win over a main eventer in a short time.

There was an early in-ring skit where CIbernetico congratulated La Parka for winning Rey de Reyes and Konnan interrupted him. If anything meaningful came from it, it has not yet been revealed.

Next taping is Saturday. This show just existed to fulfill TV needs. That next one will be fascinating.

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05/04 AAA TV Lineup (Villahermosa)

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AAA TV (SUN) 05/04/2014 Teatro Al Aire Libre del Parque Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco
1) Faby Apache & La Jarochita vs Mary Apache & Taya Valkyrie
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
3) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) ?, El Elegido, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Texano
5) Blue Demon, Electroshock, La Parka vs Chessman, Silver King, Villano IV

Air Date: 05/24. AAA’s can take a three week break in tapings after this one. They’ll also be most of the way to Verano de Escandalo.

Main event is going to be really awkward, what with Villano IV defeating Blue Demon in DF and being the top contender to Chessman’s title. (Or maybe not.) It is surprising to see so few of the top guys from the taping two days prior. Everyone from the main except La Parka (and maybe Luchadora Sorpresa) is off this show. The rest of the show is a lot of repeats, normal for two tapings in three days.

All those changes may mean this is a different mystery luchador than the previous show. It’s an odd place for Elegido. Maybe the Fenix/Fantasma feud gets restarted?

Tercera should be good. Daga teaming with the anarchists might be fun. No Juvi to be found.

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05/02 AAA TV Lineup (Minatitlán)

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AAA TV (FRI) 05/02/2014 Centro de Convenciones, Minatitlán, Veracruz
1) Australian Suicide vs Pentagón Jr.
2) Drago & Faby Apache vs Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Dark Ozz, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Daga & Steve Pain
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
6) ?, Cibernético, La Parka vs Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Psicosis

Air Date: 05/10 & 05/17

Nothing’s completely made sense since Sin Cara came back to town, so there are no certainties. That mystery partner spot, opposite Black Warrior, seems designed for Sin Cara’s in ring debut, but nothing with him is for sure until he gets to the ring. Including his name. It generally makes more sense to announce a surprise main eventer – if he’s a big enough deal to be in the main event, he’d probably sell a few tickets if you advertised his name – but AAA may literally not have a name to announce right now.

We’ll probably know more on 04/19. If Sin Cara is on track to wrestle here, they’ll definitely have him show up again in Mexico City next weekend.

Elsewhere, Pentagon Jr. will learn his lesson about picking a fight with Austrian Suicide, because he got sent all the way down to the opener to feud with him. The mixed title feud (not including Pentagon Jr. & Sexy Star) is in the segunda, behind two matches which have very little in ongoing issues to them. It’s great AAA is moving forward, but it diminishes their own work when you build to important confrontations, and then put them in the least important spots. The point of feuds is to get someone (or everyone) more over, you’re not achieving that if you’re holding the matches in the spots fans have been taught not to pay attention to.

Suicide versus Pentagon Jr. should still be good, as should the Angelico/Jack vs Pain/Daga tag match. And that main event will be interesting.

AAA says two lineups will be announced today, so 05/04 in Villahermosa should be released soon.

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04/19 AAA TV Lineup (Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera)

AAA TV (SAT) 04/19/2014 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Aerostar, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata vs El Apache, Mamba, Taya Valkyrie
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
3) Drago & Faby Apache vs Pentagón Jr. & Sexy Star and Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache [AAA MIXED TAG]
Faby Apache & Drago are champions.
4) Blue Demon Jr. vs Villano IV
5) Cibernético, La Parka, Psycho Clown vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr.

Air Date: 04/26

I had this as a double taping, because one of SLP or this show has to be a double taping to cover all three weeks of TV and SLP is already announced as five matches so it needs to be this, only how is SLP working since that would only leave them three days to go from taping to air and they never go that fast so maybe they’re just off a week? aaaaah I dunno. Maybe there will be an extra match here is what I’m saying.

This is show #2 of what was said 10 tapings in this building this year. If they’re really going to hit that number (and you should be a bit skeptical of it), AAA’s running a show in this building once a month from now on. The benefit of the DF shows for fans is AAA puts pressure on themselves to run bigger matches in Mexico City, and so they’re finally getting on with it on at least one front.

Second match should be good (though poor Angelico will be booed again), main event should not, opener should be a fine opener but the middle matches are the only ones with progress. Drago & Faby Apache won those belts in July (in a Farewell To Halloween special) and have had teams challenging them for those belts since about five minutes after the win. Nine months later, they get to defend them for the first time. This match is well overdue. Suicide is around, which seems like bad news for Our Hero Pentagon Jr., but maybe Pentagon will just destroy him earlier to play it safe.

Follow up reports on the Ciudad Victoria taping include mentions of Demon repeating his demand to be the first person to challenge the match, and Chessman stating that Demon should not get that opportunity because Demon missed Rey de Reyes. Chessman said Demon needs to prove himself worthy and specifically declared Villano IV as a more deserving challenger based on the Rey de Reyes match. That appears to be the context to the singles match. It’s not listed as #1 contenders match, but the former Todo x el Todo-ers battle to prove themselves worthy of a title shot. (This was before Chessman lost to Alan Stone, which is definitely not unplanned randomness since a skit with them aired on TV this week, before the title win – it does still seem like planned randomness though.)

Sin Cara – or “a figure which looked like Sin Cara but can’t be proven in court to be Sin Cara” – appeared at the last DF taping. It would make sense for him to appear here again, especially if his non-compete if over, but there’s not been any hint of that yet. They’re still a ways out from this show, but it’s something to keep an eye out for him.

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03/29 AAA TV Results (Ciudad Victoria)

AAA TV (SAT) 03/29/2014 Parque de Beisbol Praxedis Balboa, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas [@AmadorCristina (dark match)AAA]
0) Hombre Sin Miedo, Kendor Jr., Sobredosis ?? ?, ??, ???
dark match.
1) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito b Mini Murder Clown & Mini Psycho Clown
Octagoncito beat Mini Psycho Clown.
2) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita b Mary Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
Pentagon Jr. and Dark Cuervo both interfered (again). Faby was hurt, and then finished by a Mary senton. Rudos continued to attack post match until Drago made the save. Cuervo (w/Mary) and Pentagon (w/Sexy Star) both challenged for the mixed titles (again) and Drago accepted (again).
3) Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu b Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans
Pentagon Jr. caused Suicide to lose (again), then took his mask (again)
4) Chessman, Daga, Steve Pain b Alan Stone, Drago, Fénix
Unannounced bonus match. Blue Demon appeared before the match, surrendering the Latin American championship to Chessman. Chessman celebrating by being upset by Alan Stone in a surprise. Steve Pain claimed Fenix accepted a challenge for the Fusion title, but the AAA recap has no mention of it.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr.
Psycho Clown beat Texano Jr. with the Canadian Destroyer (again) and challenged him to a title match (again). Secta interrupted to attack the Psycho Circus and demand a trios title match (again)
6) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Parka Negra II, Zorro b Blue Demon Jr., Cibernético, La Parka
Blue Demon made the show! Zorro hit Cibernetico with the stick horse, then put on the camel clutch with stick horse. That’s now known as the Enrique Torres Clutch.

Air date: 04/05 & 04/12 – bonus match allows them to stretch this out over two tapings. They didn’t have enough for 04/12 unless they added a match. Something must have changed with the taping schedule and they must’ve figured it out a while back since Konnan knew Chessman would be here to get his missing title belt. At least AAA is weirdly consistent – they’re not going to tell you when people are missing, but they’re also not going to tell you when extra people are added. They’re just not going to tell you!

While we’re on TV schedule news, the dumbest thing I spend a lot of time thinking about, TV announced three more shows:

04/19 (Saturday) in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera – airs 04/26 & 05/03
05/02 (Friday) in Minatitlan, Veracruz – airs 05/10?
05/04 (Sunday) in Villahermosa, Tabasco – airs 05/17?

Been a while since AAA’s done the two tapings in one weekend deal (last June), though they’re going Wednesday/Saturday with SLP and that DF taping. Maybe a coincidence, maybe a plan to free up longer unbroken time to be in the US working on the El Rey project.

The floor seats – the infield in this baseball park – looked very full. Some parts of the stadium looked very full. Some other parts of the stadium did not look much full.

Tonight’s show was a good follow up to an AAA major event. The only slight issue is the major event it seemed to be following up was Guerra de Titanes 2013, and not Rey de Reyes 2014. Cuervo exists again, and so his dropped plotlines are brought up for the first time in four months. The mixed tag challenge dates back to the August 30th Naucalpan show, and was actually changed to a Cuervo/Taya team when AAA started the build to the exoticos/AAA cage match (which Mary wasn’t in.) The Secta trios title challenge was set up for Guerra de Titanes, didn’t happen due to the Cuervo & Ozz AJPW trip, and wasn’t important to get brought up for the last few months. Sadly, the Fantasma/Fenix feud from those times doesn’t appear to have returned with the rest of it.

The Texano/Psycho feud has been brought up the last few months, but it hasn’t progressed since December. Pentagon Jr.’s issues are newer but also not moving. AAA appears to be a bit more interested in making the DF tapings important, so maybe one of these feuds will get advanced on the 19th. Otherwise, more holding patterns until June or maybe Cuervo will forget about his feuds again.

Alan Stone, fringe roster member who appeared not to be on the roster earlier this year, beating new champion Chessman doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. There’s no obvious reason Chessman should be losing his first match after winning a title, and there are other tecnicos who seem more deserving of that sort of win from what we can tell. The best case I can make for it is Alan Stone getting a couple surprise wins to set up a quick title shot, then Chessman obliterating him in the title match. The Latin American championship is Blue Demon’s title, he’s going to win it as soon as he can show up for a title match. Before that happens, It’d make sense for Chessman to get in a defense to legitimatize his reign. Even better if it can be a dominant one, and Alan Stone is someone AAA could afford to totally sacrifice without hurting any long term plans. There’s no sense in squashing Fenix or Drago, but Alan Stone isn’t going anywhere anyway right now. This plan would require AAA to book a short feud, one which actually gets onto the final match, and that doesn’t fit their behavior at all. It’s may just be randomness, but Alan and Chessman happen to be set up against each other in SLP on the next show.

Dark match was said to be really good. The identified team is Los Poderosos of Cantu promotions (Arena Cuatro Caminos in Nuevo Laredo), so assume their opponents are three of the tecnicos from the same building.

Next taping is on 04/16 in SLP.

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03/16 AAA TV Results (Rey de Reyes) – La Parka wins for a fifth time

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AAA TV (SUN) 03/16/2014 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León [AAA, MT (cage), MT (else), MT (main)]
***Rey de Reyes, 2014***
1) Alan Stone, Dinastía, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Sexy Star, Silver King
Alan Stone replaced El Elegido. Pimpi beat Mamba. Sexy Star & Pentagon attack Faby Apache to repeat their challenge from previous TV shows. Pentagon Jr. said he would not rest until AAA finally booked the mixed tag title match.
2) Daga b Argenis, Australian Suicide, Súper Fly [AAA CRUISER]
Daga is champion. Taya got on the show by accompanying Daga. Daga beat Argenis, Super Fly (armbar), and Suicide (top rope Destroyer) in order. Pentagon attacked Suicide after the match, and Drago & Faby Apache ran them off. Faby then challenged Daga to a title match. Daga attacked, Faby got the better of him, and Daga got away. Daga’s 4th defense, first on TV.
3) Chessman b Villano IV [AAA LA]
Villano IV replaced Blue Demon Jr., facing Chessman for the vacant title. Demon appeared in a pre-tape, vacating the title and saying he couldn’t be there due to family issues. He’s the second straight champion to vacant (following LA Park, who was champion when his contract expired.) Match was moved to earlier in the card and was a violent bloody match. Seconds appeared to be Fantasma and Alan Stone. Chessman is the 4th Champion.
4) Steve Pain L Fénix, Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa, Juventud Guerrera, Pentagón Jr., Eterno [cage, domed cage, hair, mask]
They had immense problems setting up the cage; it was 45 minutes between the end of the previous match and the luchadors entering for this one. Ultimo Gladiador replaced Juventued Guerrera (injury, not cleared by doctor.) Order of escape went Gladiador, Hamburguesa (with help from Alan, Argenis, and Suicide), Crazy Boy, Eterno, Joe Lider, Pentagon
5) Angélico & Jack Evans b Hijo del Fantasma & Psicosis and Aerostar & Drago and Demon Rocker & Machine Rocker [AAA TAG]
Angelico, Jack Evans came in as champions. Elimination order went Fantasma/Psicosis, Aerostar/Drago, Rockers. First defense.
6) Cibernético, Electroshock, Psycho Clown b Jeff Jarrett, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
Cibernetico beat Jeff Jarrett with a guitar shot after some Roldan/Karen fighting.
7) La Parka b Zorro, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Black Warrior [Rey de Reyes, final]
Elimination order went Black Warrior, Zorro and then Perro Junior. Parka’s fifth Rey de Reyes win. He was given the sword by Joaquin Pena and presented it to Marisela Pena to end the show.

Air Date: 03/23 & 03/30.

Very much the status quo show it seemed to be. Attendance looked down from last year in the same venue; the upper most level looked to only have a few rows full on some sides and there might have been less floor seats. Last year’s attendance was reported as 10-11,000, this looked under 10,000.

AAA had a group selling official merchandise, with a partner named Live Show Merchandising. (Note the AAA logo now lists the name as “Lucha Libre Worldwide”.) They promoted a Rey de Reyes shirt, a Blue Demon shirt, a La Parka shirt, and Blue Demon & La Parka water bottles. The designs could be more creative, but it’s been long over due for AAA to be selling this sort of thing. There’s a Coming Soon spot for AAA merchandise in their webstore.

Sexy Star appears to have done a tornillo dive in her match. I can’t wait to see that.

I think the Faby/Daga stuff was just a post match scrum, but I suppose it’s possible it was meant to be a title match (it’s not that different sounding than Texano’s impromptu title matches last year, except Texano won those.)

None of the three missing luchadors – Juvi, Elegido or Blue Demon Jr. – were mentioned as missing the show in advance. They obviously knew about Demon not being on this show well enough in advance to film an interview with him at the belt and to bring in Villano IV. I think it’s a better deal to let people know in advance, but it’s more common in Mexico not to mention it. Demon’s interview pushed the idea that he would automatically get a title shot when he comes back, but there’s no sense when that would be – or even IF that would be, because it’s unclear if AAA’s ever gotten him to sign a full time contract. Chessman being a champion for no particular reason is a fine enough outcome until they figure out what’s next.

Steve Pain, a man with a short hair cut, loses his hair and wasn’t that broke up about it. He shouldn’t be, he’s not listed as appearing on TV for a month and he’ll probably be back to the same hair by then. It did produce a moment of happy Fenix on Twitter.

Not too many reviews of the matches themselves. Apolo @ MT said he liked the show and the only two disappointing matches were the last two. The tag match sounds like it was the best match during the show.

It looked like it started to clear out during the main event, probably more because of the length of the show than the match. The problem with the cage setup added probably an extra half hour to the whole thing. It didn’t seem like they cut any of the matches to get back on time. That’s a big advantage of the show not actually being on iPPV. The Jarrett trios sounds short, but that’s normal for that match.

No Sin Cara, who has not been seen since they were in Mexico City and might not be seen again until they go back. No anyone else jumping. No “the surprise that wasn’t in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera”, unless that was Alan Stone, Villano IV or Ultimo Gladiador (who had a busy night.) The idea that the winner of Rey de Reyes would get a shot at the title at the heavyweight title has not yet been mentioned on screen, so I wouldn’t expect that to necessarily happen. (It wouldn’t be a great match, but it would be Texano beating someone who’s on top.)

AAA can point to Fenix and Daga getting big wins as a success of this show. Daga beating everyone in his match (even with some help from Taya to finish Suicide) was the best use of that match. Fenix can brag about winning a hair for a while. AAA still needs to follow up with these guys to keep them meaning something, but at least they’ve reached a starting point again. A lot of the rest of the show had no real point, but there are a few things to build on.

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04/16 AAA TV Lineup (SLP)

AAA (WED) 04/16/2014 Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
1) Drago, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake vs El Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
2) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa vs Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
3) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Eterno, Steve Pain, Pentagón Jr.
4) Alan Stone, Electroshock, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Silver King, Texano Jr.
5) Cibernético, Fénix, La Parka vs Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Jeff Jarrett

Air Date: 04/26 (Wednesday taping means it won’t air until the following Sunday.) That leaves that two week period unaccounted for, and another taping around 04/25.

Both shows in one day! SLP local promoter is not good at keeping his lineup quiet, might as well announce it very early.

I’m dumb for not realizing “Black Barrio” = “Black Warrior”, and for missing his name the first time. This is his first regular announced TV appearance here and seems set up against Fenix. If the idea is for Warrior to face Sin Cara again, he really should beat Fenix – maybe even for his title – sometime in this period to continue to build him up. That’d also be a depressing turn of events to people who’ve followed Fenix the last few years (not to mention the man himself!); it’s something that makes logical business sense but I don’t want to actually see happen. Conflicted and all.

Sin Cara doesn’t appear on any of these cards; I guess they’re going to wait out both the non-compete and whatever Sin Cara thinks is happening with the name. They’re going to have to hope the buzz is still there three months later. It should be. Going with my guess of a 04/04 DF taping to be announced, maybe the taping following this one (04/25-27) is also out in the provinces, and AAA comes back for to DF in early May – timing it whenever the non-compete is up to do the big debut.

The opener (and a Pentagon Jr. intrusion) could set up the mixed tag title match, if it hasn’t happened already. Second will have the Rockers being amusing. Tercera, with that group of guys, could end up being the best match AAA does all year. There’s eight more months, I hope there’s even better stuff down the pike, but that’s a collection of six guys who’ve had really exciting matches with nothing to detract from the match. They even have a reason to have the match, with the Pentagon Jr./Australian Suicide stuff, which could lend some actual weight to the outcome.

Alan Stone returns! He disappeared of AAA spot show lineups in October, returned February and makes a TV return here. Meanwhile, Toscano seems to be working every indy show he can and not much with AAA. If Texano’s the reason a CMLL luchador might want to jump to AAA, Toscano is currently the other side of the argument. Twenty years from now, when we’re all watching old episodes of the TV on the AAA Network (while sitting in our flying cars), that stretch where AAA spent good portions of their TV time to build up Los Mirreyes only to give up on them almost immediately is going to be so weird. They appeared to be over with the people they were supposed to be over with. They were not having great matches but that wasn’t the design. Konnan’s strong dislike (to put it politely) of that gimmick is well known, but it seems like there has to be something else beyond that for it to get tossed in the waste basket so quickly. At least Alan gets   new chance here.

As much as I’m tired of certain semifinal feuds, the Cibernetico/Perro one has gone on longer and has no prospect of ever concluding. I’m willing to believe AAA actually thought their AAA US stuff was happening early this year and they’ve got nothing planned until that happens, because everything just keeps those feuds running in place. There’s a lot of staleness here, and no obvious sign of big TripleMania matches. They’re also a long way away from TripleMania, and everything that matters happens at about 8 tapings of the year – this doesn’t appear to be one of those 8.

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03/29 AAA TV Lineup (Ciudad Victoria)

AAA TV (SAT) 03/29/2014 Parque de Beisbol Praxedis Balboa, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
1) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito vs Mini Murder Clown & Mini Psycho Clown
2) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita vs Mary Apache, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
3) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr.
5) Blue Demon Jr., Cibernético, La Parka vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Parka Negra II, Zorro

Air Date: 04/05 – and just that? I had this penciled in as a two taping show, and they could always find a way to stretch it out if they needed to, but they could’ve also just ran a sixth match on it if they planned it two be a two taping show. There’s no Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera show announced, but one on 04/04 would make a lot of sense. It could be sooner.

Back to the nothing happening part of our schedule. Main event has three of the Rey de Reyes finalsts; Black Warrior is unseen on either of the two cards announced today. I wouldn’t bet on him. Black Warrior isn’t seen again until the SLP taping. Blue Demon being in the main event here evaporates the small chances of Chessman pulling the upset this weekend; if Demon’s sticking around, there’s no reason for him to lose the title.

The Consejo/Psycho Clown feud, like all mythological beasts of terror, does not die easy. I’m not sure if we need garlic or a cross or a silver bullet, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to outlive me. I’d guess the plan for Verano de Escandalo is Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr., but they’ll only if find room for a world heavyweight title match.

Second match probably has the usual feuds, third match has no feud. Both might be good.

Minis match, likely off TV, is going to be a struggle. It’s definitely not their strongest crew.

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03/16 AAA TV Lineup (Monterrey) – Rey de Reyes

AAA TV (SUN) 03/16/2014 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León
1) Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Sexy Star, Silver King
2) Daga vs ArgenisAustralian SuicideSúper Fly [AAA CRUISER]
Daga is champion. Fifth title defense, first on TV in fifteen month reign.
3) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma & Psicosis and Aerostar & Drago and Demon Rocker & Machine Rocker [AAA TAG]
Angelico, Jack Evans are champions. First defense.
4) Fénix vs Crazy BoyJoe LiderNiño HamburguesaJuventud GuerreraPentagón Jr.Steve PainEterno [cage, domed cage, hair, mask]
5) Cibernético, Electroshock, Psycho Clown vs Jeff Jarrett, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
6) Blue Demon Jr. vs Chessman [AAA LA]
Blue Demon is champion. Second defense.
7) La Parka vs Zorroel Hijo del Perro AguayoBlack Warrior [Rey de Reyes, final]

Air Date: 03/22 and 03/29. I would wager the opener is a dark match that doesn’t make either week. Maybe also air date 03/16, but there’s still no official word of an iPPV or a traditional.

Pentagon Jr. is awesome and whatever match he’s going to be in is going to be better for having him in it, even a garbage cage match where the participants are restricted from doing anything resembling a normal match and half the ‘action’ will be the luchadors trying to climb a purposefully difficult to scale structure. Pentagon has spend the last three TV tapings attacking Australian Suicide and make challenges for a Sexy Star/Pentagon Jr. versus Faby Apache/Drago mixed tag title match. All of those other luchadors are on this show, but Pentagon Jr. will not be fighting any of them. Pentagon is instead tacked on to a feud he’s had absolutely nothing to do with to this point.

Aerostar and Super Fly have feuded on TV. They’re both on this show. They’re not fighting each other.

I’m sick of writing about Texano’s lame title reign, but the bits where he talks about how long he’s been champion are now coming off as comedy heel stuff than intended. (I think WWE does more US title matches than AAA does world title matches.) Demon’s title is more or less positioned as the bigger deal now.

AAA’s major show has only two matches which are the climax of stories they’ve been telling on TV. One is a tournament, so they really didn’t have much choice to end it here. The other may have been agreed on long ago, so AAA had no choice but to work backwards and have it make sense.

It’s a mystery to me why the TV is so irrelevant – it’s as if this card was put together by a different group of people. I assumed they were being put together by the same people, but this card feels like it was thrown together by someone who hasn’t been watching AAA’s TV the last three months. Maybe all the threads they’ve worked on in January and February will be knitted together in June, but AAA’s asking for an extreme amount of patience when they’re not known for delivering on time or or at all. AAA’s thrilled about selling out their TV tapings and I hope everyone makes all the money they can, but it doesn’t change the reality that television product has been inconsistent and nonsensical since TripleMania. This is just the latest, greatest example of it.

Third match has a chance to be very good. Two might be, but it’s stacked with guys who are one dimensional and missing someone to pull it together. Pentagon Jr. is obviously going to end up involved in that match to attack Suicide, but the match would’ve been stronger with him in it (swap him and Super Fly and they could move to a pretty strong Anarkia/Cadetes feud coming out of this show.) Demon and Chessman could be a sleeper match – the story they’re telling is both guys want to prove their wrestling skill, and that’s a lot different match than Chessman’s been doing. He might surprise.

This entire show is going to drive me insane with stupid pinfall breakups in elimination matches. Looking forward to it. Main event should be a lot of that and some story. There doesn’t seem to be much more story going on, and obviously the story doesn’t matter much.

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03/03 AAA TV Results (Irapuato)

AAA TV (MON) 03/03/2014 Lienzo Charro Ignacio Leon Ornelas, Irapuato, Guanajuato [AAA]
1) Dinastía b Mini Charly Manson [AAA MINI]
Dinastia kept the title with a Spanish Fly. Fourth defense.
2) Drago, Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake b Sexy Lady, Sexy Star, Steve Pain
Drago replaced Zumbi. Jennifer submitted Sexy Lady. Pentagon Jr. ran out and attacked Faby & Drago.
3) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Daga, Pentagón Jr., Psicosis
Suicide got some revenge on Pentagon Jr. by beating him with a Shooting Star Press. Rudos attacked after the match but Faby Apache & Drago ran Pentagon off and confirmed their title match for Rey de Reyes.
4) Chessman, Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King b Axel, Electroshock, Gronda
Gronda (II) was the surprise luchador. He lost. AAA’s recap assures the Chessman/Demon rivalry will continue.
5) Parka Negra, Texano, Zorro b Cibernético, La Parka, Psycho Clown
Zorro hit Parka with the cane for the win.

Air Date: 03/15, with one match as a dark match. (Maybe the fourth?)

AAA said this was a sell out.

A list of AAA’s recent surprises

  • Black Warrior, from the fringes of the lucha libre world
  • 30 seconds of a semi obscured Sin Cara posing
  • Gronda II, from the fringes of AAA’s own roster

AAA is not overwhelming in this category. They’ve also listed mystery spots which ended up being rudo Super Fly and debuting Demon Rocker, but neither of those were played up.

On the other hand, Gronda was most definitely a surprise. No one saw that one coming. It was his first TV appearance in 4.5 years, but he’s still worked off TV for AAA most of that time. Blue Demon Jr. is definitely mentions as being on Rey de Reyes, so I’m unsure why he wasn’t here. I think there’s a possibility that whatever contract Demon was supposed to sign with AAA hasn’t been agreed to yet, but we’ll know everything we need to know about that after Rey de Reyes. Gronda is like a fire extinguisher – red, heavy, full of gas and only used in emergencies – but they’ve got plenty of time to sort things out.

Of more immediate concern to me is not being sure if Psycho Clown and Texano Jr. are meant to have a title match, meant to be in a trios, or not doing anything in particular on Rey de Reyes. Maybe that’s something that’ll make more sense on TV but it’s been downplayed in results the last couple of weeks.

The one match set for Rey de Reyes is Drago & Faby Apache vs Pentagon Jr. & Sexy Star, with no other teams apparently involved. That leaves a lot of people with nothing in particular to do for one of AAA’s bigger shows of the year. I’m looking forward to seeing the Rey de Reyes card, because AAA’s probably going to add things which haven’t been revealed in the results just to fill it out.

Next taping is that Rey de Reyes card, 03/16, in Monterrey.

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