taped 2014-07-03 @ Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz
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AAA TV (SUN) 07/27/2014 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Dinastía, Mini Drago, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
2) Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie
3) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Eterno & Steve Pain and Sensacional Carlitos & Tommy Diablo
4) Australian Suicide, Drago, Fénix vs Daga, Dark Cuervo, Pentagón Jr.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr., Zorro
6) Electroshock, La Parka, Myzteziz vs Averno, Black Warrior, Chessman
Air Date: 08/02 and 08/09. That pushes Teziutlan to 08/16 and TripleMania takes over from there and everything makes sense now. I’m relieved.
That also means that anything left which needs to be set up for TripleMania ought to be set up here, and there does seem to be a decent amount of stuff left. That main event should be busy.
Tommy Diablo is from Puerto Rico’s WWC and Carlitos was last seen there. I have no idea if they are good or bad, but there are probably people who are reading this who can give their opinions in the comments. They’re a random inclusion at this point. The match should be good with or without them, but it would only make sense to debut them here if they also had some role on TripleMania.
Fourth match could be very good and the minis match has a strong chance as well. Semimain continues Texano/Psycho, second has Taya/Faby.
Oddly enough, there was already a show promoted for that building on that day. It probably got booted to a different date or canceled altogether. Emo Extreme is going to be even more Emo.
AAA TV (SAT) 07/05/2014 Hard Rock Hotel, Vallarta, Nayarit [AAA, Informador]
1) Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie b Jennifer Blake, La Jarochita, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata
Taya & Sexy beat Jarochita.
2) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Fénix b El Apache, Pentagón Jr., Súper Fly
Suicide defeated Pentagon Jr. with the tornillo SSP.
3) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
Psycho Clown splash on Silver King.
4) Cibernético & Myzteziz b Averno & Chessman
Pentagon and Super Fly ran in, but Cibernetico & Myzteziz defeated Chessman & Averno at the same time to win the match.
Air Date: 07/19
A show! There’s another article from Informador about some of the activities with the luchadors, but there’s not to much to say about this show.
This week’s TV stated there’s a taping on 08/06 in Teziutlan, Puebla, but AAA will run out of TV before that date. That show was pushed back a few weeks, so AAA’s likely still working on a replacement late July show and just hadn’t announced it yet by the time they finished TV but will announce it sometime in the next week. That unknown taping is the key taping, since there’s still no specific TripleMania matches for the top guys (outside of Texano/Psycho.)
AAA TV (THU) 07/03/2014 Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz [@manrayk, AAA, La WagnerMania]
1) Corsario De Fuego, Crazy Man, Demasiado b Destello Azul, Samurai, Zafiro
locals dark match
2) Dinastía & Octagoncito b Mini Histeria & Mini Psycho Clown
3) Mamba, Mary Apache, Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache, La Jarochita, Pimpinela Escarlata
Taya beat Faby Apache with the northen lights suplex. Taya demanded her title shot. Faby accepted – as long as it’s at TripleMania. Sociedad ran in to attack the tecnicas.
4) Alebrije, Argenis, Ludxor b Gran Apache, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
Apache and Ludxor replaced the minis (bumped out in their own match.)
5) Daga, Steve Pain, Súper Fly b Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Bengala
Super Fly replaced Eterno and beat Aerostar with a powerbomb.
6) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix b Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
Electroshock beat Mascara with a Diamond Cutter.
7) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b Averno, Black Warrior, Chessman, Zorro
Myzteziz submitted Averno.
Air Date: 07/05 & 07/12 - added match makes this able to air over two weeks. The Tehuacan taping disappeared from the Upcoming Events spot after being promoted three weeks ago, so it may have been canceled/postponed and they filled the missing week here.
As pointed out on Twitter, Taya vs Faby will be the first ever women’s title match to be held at TripleMania. There have been big women’s matches (most memorably Faby vs Mary), but not for a championship. The Reina de Reinas (and before that, the Mexican Women’s Championship) were previously used to set up feuds rather than end them, and the women often were found in secondary roles on this show. Not this year.
Should Taya win, she’ll become the first person born outside of Mexico to hold the Reina de Reinas championship. It’s only been a regularly defended championship the last few years, but no foreigner was really a threat to win it prior to now. Taya has a real chance.
Super Fly is on a win streak! A win streak of two, but still. He hasn’t won on two straight tapings since 2011 (a combination of Super Fly’s less than super win/loss record and infrequent appearances.) Super Fly hasn’t won on three straight tapings since 2008, back in the days of his Electroshock feud. I can’t believe that was so long ago. Super Fly will certainly get involved with Aerostar on TripleMania, it’s only a question of Super Fly being added to the match in the next month in a half (which would probably mean an 8th man added to balance the sides) or interfering on his own.
I’m writing a lot about the undercard because there’s not much going on top. There’s no obvious Myzteziz match being set up - he’s beating Averno frequently enough that they can’t be saving that for TripleMania, and they’ve not hinted at him and Perro – and the usual suspects of La Parka and Cibernetico have no obvious matches for TripleMania. Plus, AAA doesn’t run that many singles matches at TripleMania; the two they’ve announced may be it. All star tag matches will be the rule of the day.
Working TripleMania lineup, about 44 days away
- Psycho Clown (c) vs Texano Jr. [AAA HEAVY]
- Daga (c) vs Steve Pain vs Eterno vs Fenix vs Bengala vs Aerostar (vs Super Fly? vs ???) [AAA CRUISER]
- Faby Apache (c) vs Taya Valkyrie [AAA REINA DE REINAS]
- some tag with Myzteziz, Averno, and Perro Aguayo Jr.
- something with Electroshock and Jeff Jarrett (may be part of the above)
- something with Cibernetico, La Parka, Zorro, Chessman (may be part of the above)
- something with Pentagon Jr. and Australian Suicide (may include Jack Evans, Angelico, and any Consejo members not otherwise used)
- likely a Relevos AAA to include minis (Dinastia, Mini Abismo Negro) and exoticos (Pimpienla Escarlata, Mamba) and Sexy Star on the card.
Blue Demon Jr. is nowhere to be found. Well, I mean, he was in Brazil and you can find him on Twitter, but the idea of him challenging Chessman for the Latin American title hasn’t been brought up in quite a while. Still time for that to change.
There’s an unusual lack of one time appearances by foreigners on that card. Those guest appearances have largely been a waste of time – no one knew Matt Morgan or Monster Pain, and they’re typically the worst matches on the show – so it’d be nice if they just stopped doing that. Or they’ll have them all in the Jarrett match, as usual.
(At least there’s not going to be another tournament on this show. I hope.)
Next taping is Saturday as part of the Ring & Rock StAAArs 2 weekend. AAA had a fun and games vacation show when they were there in December. It may not be the exactly the same this time around, since that episode of TV will be airing four weeks out from TripleMania and they may want to get Myzteziz’s match for the show out there.
AAA TV (FRI) 06/27/2014 Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro [@manayk, AAA]
0) Angel Rebelde, Gremlin, Optimus b Castigador, Dark Crazy, Drabek
locals dark match
1) Dinastía, Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Drago b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
Dinastia beat Mini Psycho Clown
2) Argos, Carta Brava, El Apache, Súper Fly b Aerostar, Argenis, Ludxor, Venum
Super Fly actually beat Aerostar with a super powerbomb when Aerostar tried his top rope huracanrana.
3) Bengala, Drago, Fénix b Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
Fenix beat Daga with multiple head drops. Fenix felt he should get a title shot for beating Daga. Bengala pointed out he was the one who won a title shot, so Fenix has got to wait. Fenix suggested he put up his Fusion title on the line in the cruiserweight title match (unifying it with the Cruiserweight one) to make it fair. Bengala accepted that, but Daga demanded Eterno & Steve Pain be allowed to be in his corner in the match, and the match take place at TripleMania. Aerostar did not appear to get a vote in this.
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans b Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.
Crowd chanted for Pentagon and Pentagon ripped up Suicide’s mask, but the tecnicos came back to win with Jack’s 630 senton on Pentagon.
5) Electroshock, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b Averno, Jeff Jarrett, Texano
Electroshock hit Jarrett with a guitar for the win, then challenged him to a hair match.
Air Date: 07/05
I doubt Jeff Jarrett and Electroshock are actually having a hair match – though Jarrett could do worse if he wants publicity video for his vanity project – but teasing that direction suggests Mesias isn’t going to be back in time for TripleMania. That’s been one really rough arm injury, I feel bad for him.
AAA hasn’t teased any big apuesta match for Myteziz. Don’t expect we’re going to see one. All star tag it is.
The end product of the unexplained tournament matches is the same multiman match AAA always does for the cruiserweight championship, just with a little random story setting it up and the irrelevant Fusion championship going away. It’s billed as a unification match, but it seems likely we won’t see the belt for the TV show that no longer exists much after TripleMania. Pain and Eterno appear to be in the match, which kind of defeats the point of needing reasons to be in the match, but at least it’s a good match. It’s also almost exactly the match that was originally supposed to happen back in Tuxtla – Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain, Aerostar, Bengala, Axel – when Daga didn’t wrestle. Fenix is a significant upgrade on Axel.
If Daga gets his guys in, Aerostar should ask for his guys to be in.
If that’s the midcard multiman match, maybe Pentagon Jr. versus Australian Suicide will not be? They’re still heading to that mask match and don’t have any other obvious role (though they could be thrown into a match a lot like tonight.)
their Friday night taping stretch on Thursday in Xalapa next week.
AAA TV (FRI) 06/20/2014 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla [AAA]
1) Faby Apache, Ludxor, Venum b El Apache, Mamba, Sexy Star
Faby beat Sexy Star with a Tiger suplex.
2) Aerostar, Alebrije, Niño Hamburguesa b Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly
La Sociedad ran in after the match (on THIS tecnico trio) so Texano could yell at the crowd. Psycho Clown ran them off.
3) Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain b Australian Suicide, Drago, Joe Lider
Daga submitted Suicide with a Mata Leon after Pentagon Jr. got involved.
4) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix b Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
Fenix beat Pentagon Jr. after Australian Suicide
5) Cibernético, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Zorro
Myzteziz had Averno in La Mistica but all the rudos ran in before for the DQ before Averno submitted. Texano accepted the hair versus mask challenge for TripleMania. Tecnicos ran off the rudos to end the show.
Air Date: 06/28 – top 3 or 4 will air, opener’s surely airing only on YouTube.
Seemed pretty likely AAA was actually doing the hair/mask match after the Verano de Escandalo promos, and that looks to be the semimain on the big show. The only way Psycho Clown is losing that is if AAA believes the gimmick is holding the wrestler back, and I doubt they believe that’s the situation. It’s going to be a weird situation for the world champion to lose a singles match on the biggest show of the year and still be the world’s champion, but it looks like the decision was made long ago to sacrifice the value of that title to build up the apuesta match. (That also means we’re likely to see this match once more before the end of the year.)
Pentagon and Australian Suicide are also feuding as if they’re having a TripleMania mask match, but that one seems unlikely as is – they’re not important enough to have a singles match, and they’re not going to do two straight ones of those. Rob brought up the idea of doing a cage match with them and the rest of the assorted midcarders and that’s probably the best bet. It’s also possible AAA just does one apuesta match and not much else, like the rest of the big shows of late.
Next taping is next Friday in Queretaro.
AAA TV (THU) 07/03/2014 Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz
1) Faby Apache, La Jarochita, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mary Apache, Taya Valkyrie
2) Alebrije, Argenis, Octagoncito vs Machine Rocker, Mini Histeria, Soul Rocker
3) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Bengala vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vsAverno, Black Warrior, Chessman, Zorro
Air Date: 07/12
This time, Hijo del Tirantes shared the poster. They may be doing it this way on purpose.
Generally the same group of guys as the last couple of tapings. No Jarrett (and no Hijo del Pirata!) but at lot of familiar names near the top. Not a lot of advancement here, but a lot of showcasing what Myzteziz can do.
Note the original poster includes a lot of people who didn’t end up on the show. They probably just grabbed a bunch of random photos, but it’s a reminder that Blue Demon Jr. still isn’t back. It could be that they just don’t want to waste him on shows which are clearly just marking time, or it could be thing settled.
Not that marking time or not having Demon are bad things. Again, the tercera looks like it could be really good. It also has the best chance to advance something, with the three guys in the cruiserweight title picture in the same match at the same time. Machine Rocker gets a welcome appearance in the segunda.
The recent tapings are all one week’s worth of tapings with a couple matches possibly being left off. I figure that’s what Konnan means by AAA getting a 2-2.5 hour show; they wouldn’t be looking to add more tapings, but put more of what they have already taped on TV instead of only YouTube.
I wonder if there’s some plan with Zorro we’re going to see that requires him to be on TV a lot more frequently or if they realized they didn’t book him much earlier and are simply making up for it.
This strategy does mean they have to keep taping every weekend. They’re probably due a longer two episode taping coming up soon, but not sure when the next taping is – might be a while before finding out. There will only be five more weeks of TV after this show; that’s about the window for the usual big happening taping of the cycle. And if they’re really going to run Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera so often, that’d be the time to do it – anytime after will be too close to TripleMania.
AAA (FRI) 06/27/2014 Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro
1) ? vs ??
minis match TBA
2) Aerostar, Argenis, Ludxor, Venum vs Argos, Carta Brava, El Apache, Súper Fly
3) Bengala, Drago, Fénix vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.
5) Electroshock, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs Averno, Jeff Jarrett, Texano
Air Date: 07/05. This is after the Puebla taping, to keep track.
Even with the weird non-match in the main event (as all Jarrett matches are intended to be), this could be one of the best cards of the year. Matches 3 and 4 are strong bets to be great. Match #1 should have highlights; the Argos/Argenis pairing is the most inconsistent bit, but maybe they’ll step over for the occasion. AAA minis matches are good on average and they’re over due for a Dinastia TV appearance.
Psycho Clown and Texano match up again, making that TripleMania match more likely. Daga versus Bengala in the tercera is also a preview to a title match, and Pentagon Jr. and Australian Suicide should still have issues in the semimain.
Texano being in the main event gives me a chance to link to this Texano interview I should’ve had in the original post. It’s another piece bragging about the length of the reign and the “11 defenses.” I would assume most people reading that are probably figuring Texano’s just making up numbers, but 11 defenses is actually what the luchawiki has (or will have once I add Verano.) There is the slight problem of Texano mentioning how he’s now beat Psycho Clown twice when it’s actually three times if you start counting the non-TV defenses to make his streak sound impressive, but oh well. This has been your fact checking paragraph for the day.
Listed referees do not include Rafael el Maya. I wonder if he’s actually in full time or was just there for the one angle.
Next taping is 07/03 in Xalapa and I bet that one will turn up oddly as well.
AAA TV (SAT) 06/07/2014 Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz [AAA, El Mundo de Orizaba]
***Verano de Escandalo, 2014***
1) Aerostar, Ludxor, Venum b Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Súper Fly
Aerostar beat Super Fly, but the rudos attacked him after the fact.
2) El Elegido, Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Silver King
Elegido defeated Silver King.
3) Bengala b Angélico, Dark Scoria, Australian Suicide, Hijo del Fantasma, Fénix, Pentagón Jr., Jack Evans [AAA CRUISER, #1 Contenders, semifinal]
Moved down a spot. Eliminations went Scoria (via Jack), Jack (via Fantasma), Angelico (via Pentagon Jr.), Australian Suicide (Pentagon Jr.), Fantasma (Fenix), Fenix (Pentagon Jr.), and Pentagon Jr. (via Bengala’s 8.1)? leaving Bengala as the winner. Bengala faces Aerostar (and Daga?) at some other time.
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa b Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
Moved up a spot. Nino splash on Daga for the win.
5) Texano © b Psycho Clown [AAA HEAVY]
Hijo del Tirantes was appointed referee, which Psycho Clown protested. Joaquin thought it over and appointed Rafael el Maya (who just happened to be in Orizaba?) as the replacement referee. Texano retained with Maya was distracted – but it turned out the ex-CMLL referee was actually with Consejo all along. Texano’s 11th defense, first on TV since October – two straight with heel referees giving the champion of the world the win. Psycho wants a mask vs hair match.
6) Cibernético, La Parka, Myzteziz b Averno, Chessman, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
Texano interfered, but Psycho Clown ran him off. Myzteziz defeated Chessman with la Mistica.
Air Date: 06/14 & 06/21
Dorian said it was a sold out show and was retweeting a person who said it was more than 7,000. The local newspaper said almost full.
My uneducated hunch is Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr. mask versus hair match is actually going to take place – they’ve got too long teasing Psycho Clown getting the win, it just doesn’t seem like they’re giving him the title in the end. (Or maybe they will, and just put both on the line.)
It kind of has to be happening, because there’s nothing else here really set up for TripleMania. Myzteziz will be in the main event, either in all-star trios/atomicos like this, or something where Black Warrior gets a payday, or maybe even a non-stip match with Perro or Averno. Those apuesta matches aren’t happening this year, but they can still bring the name value and Psycho/Texano match can be the event. Everything else – including maybe Chessman/Demon – is everything else.
The Rafael el Maya angle comes of as a cute bit done without worrying about how dumb it looks. Joaquin’s obviously a dummy for unknowingly bringing in a crooked referee - and it’s actually workable if there’s some serious retribution coming (maybe the justification for making the mask/hair match?) Rafael el Maya looks silly for complaining about CMLL running undignified matches like submission only and super libre plus and ending up as an evil referee in AAA. (It’s more the earlier comments that were the problem – either a lack of perspective about lucha libre outside of CMLL or just sour grapes.) Doing that finish again really doesn’t hurt the Mega World Title only because it’s so little important right now; they needed more than one good finish to make it worthwhile. Still do.
Cruiserweight match reads and looks as though it lived up to expectations. It’s still not clear if Aerostar faces Bengala if they both face Daga or if something else entirely happens. We just know it’s not happening in Puebla.
There’s still the ground work being laid for the Aerostar versus Super Fly in a mask match. It seems hard to believe there’ll be enough room for it on the TripleMania card when they start to put it together (maybe it’ll happen later in the year.) Aerostar ought to be worried about Super Fly getting involved whenever that trios match happens.
Next taping is 06/20 in Puebla. They originally announced it as 06/13 but did bump it back a week.
AAA TV (FRI) 06/20/2014 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla
1) Faby Apache, Ludxor, Venum vs El Apache, Mamba, Sexy Star
2) Aerostar, Alebrije, Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava Jr., Fresero Jr., Súper Fly
3) Australian Suicide, Drago, Joe Lider vs Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain
4) Angélico, Electroshock, Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pentagón Jr.
5) ?, Cibernético, Psycho Clown vs Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Zorro
Air Date: 06/28.
Found again on the Aerostar Fan facebook. Someone’s going to get a stern word in the morning.
Zorro’s disappeared for almost this entire cycle – just appearing on the show after Rey de Reyes. Not sure why, but he’s back here. The tecnico surprise is probably really Myzteziz this time.
Fourth and third mix up some of the usual midcarder. Semimain has Fenix and Fantsama again, so they’ll get to fight even if AAA won’t book their title match. Drago hasn’t been around a lot but should be fun against La Anarquia.
Venum and Ludxor are in all the openers. Since they are, some of the guys usually in the openers move up a spot – there the Aerostar/Super Fly feud, which would be two tapings in a row. This Alebrije wrestles primarly in Puebla, which might be why he’s on the show here. He hasn’t been on since lsat summer. He was added to the Mexican Powers then, not sure if he’s still meant to be there.
Next taping is 06/27 in Queretaro. 8 weeks of TV until TripleMania.