taped 2014-08-17 @ Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
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AAA TV (FRI) 09/26/2014 Domo Deportivo Noe Hernandez, Zumpango, Estado de México
1) Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Carta Brava Jr., Mamba, Mini Charly Manson
2) Australian Suicide & Faby Apache vs Eterno & Sexy Star
3) Aerostar vs Hijo del Fantasma © [AAA CRUISER]
first defense for Fantasma
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Averno & Chessman
5) Bengala, Blue Demon, Fénix vs Daga, Pentagón Jr., Villano IV
6) Myzteziz & Psycho Clown vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano
Air date: 10/03 and 10/10?
The missing taping with the missing Aerostar match! Everything is coming together…except Fenix and Pentagon are off at least episode five of Lucha Underground.
If anything is going to happen for Heroes Inmortales, it should happen here. That may just end up a Alberto returns to SLP celebration.
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AAA TV (SUN) 09/14/2014 Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo [AAA]
1) Dinastía, Jennifer Blake, Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie
2) Aerostar, Angélico, Australian Suicide b Daga, El Apache, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Angelico gave Hijo del Pirata the crucifix powerbomb and Aerostar added a tornillo for the win.
3) Psycho Clown b Chessman
Psycho beat Chessman. Seconds were Dinastia and Averno, and Averno attacked Dinastia during the match. Blue Demon made the save
4) El Patrón Alberto, La Parka, Myzteziz b Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Texano Jr.
Alberto won with the armbar (“Rompe Destinos”) on Averno. La Sociedad attacked the tecnicos after the match, with Cibernetico and Demon making the save. Cibernetico said he was going to form a new group to counter La Sociedad (and it sounded as if Demon would be part of it.)
Air Date: 09/27
All tecnico victories on the vacation show. There were also others brought in during the weekend – Gronda, Electroshock, and Pasion Kristal appear in pictures – who did not appear on the show.
Cibernetico is going for some sort of record for most groups formed (but this is probably what he was taking about with the announced back in Pachuca.)
Next announced taping is 10/10, but they’d need to tape before that and might have announced one on TV this weekend. AAA TV did announce Heroes Inmortales in SLP this weekend.
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AAA TV (SUN) 09/07/2014 Lienzo Charro, Pachuca, Hidalgo [AAA]
1) Dinastía, Ludxor, Venum b El Apache, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro
Double Spanish Fly by the Cadetes on Apache and Dinastia added a 450 splash.
2) Eterno & Taya Valkyrie b Bengala & Faby Apache
Taya northern lights suplex Faby
3) Aerostar DQ Súper Fly
Super Fly hit Hijo del Tirantes (???) and was DQed. Super Fly took Aero’s mask after the match.
4) Daga, Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker b Argenis, Jack Evans, Joe Lider
Machine Rocker replaced Hijo de Pirata Morgan. Lider turned on his partners, choking out Jack with a rope. Taya gave Lider a Perros del Mal shirt after the match.
5) Averno & Texano Jr. b Monsther Clown & Psycho Clown
Monster Clown was the “mystery” wrestler – though Cibernetico also appeared, sitting with the announcers for the match. Texano got a revenge win over Psycho Clown. Joe Lider & Daga attacked Psycho & Monster after the match until Murder ran out for the save.
6) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo DQ Myzteziz
Argenis and Avenro were seconds. Maya was back as a referee. Myzteziz accidentally fouled Perro, then put on La Mistica, but Maya of course called the DQ. The two agreed to one more fall, where Myzteziz cleanly submitted Perro Aguayo.
Air Date: 09/13 & 09/20.
The second part of the main event – Myzteziz getting the clean win – is not mentioned in AAA’s recap or on Facebook, but the message about it was still alive on Twitter this morning. It’s possibly it was only meant for the live crowd to send them home happy or it just wasn’t meant to be a real match (Myzteziz got the armbar, Perro tapped out and rolled out, no ref.) It may make more sense on TV, and it’s nice to give the fans something of an ending after doing DQs in both singles matches and not really delivering on the surprise wrestler.
A lot of Perros del Mal victories, as noted in the recap. Maybe Lider turning on Jack means he’s getting a tag partner and a title shot, but it could’ve just been about Jack being around. Hijo de Pirata Morgan is either a new father or about to be, judging from Lolita’s Twitter – he might be replaced in Cancun as well.
Q: How did Apache end up taking the double Spanish fly in the opener? A: Apache is crazy.
Show looks full in the places they sold tickets, but it doesn’t look like they sold tickets everywhere. Which is odd for Perro/Myzteziz.
Next taping is 09/14 in Cancun.
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AAA TV (SUN) 09/14/2014 Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo
1) Dinastía, Jennifer Blake, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya Valkyrie
2) Aerostar, Angélico, Australian Suicide vs Daga, El Apache, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
3) Psycho Clown vs Chessman
4) El Patrón Alberto, La Parka, Myzteziz vs Averno, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Texano Jr.
Air Date: 09/20
AAA held a press conference to announce this show and Alberto’s first post-WWE match. The vacation package includes the 13th, 14th, and 15th this time.
This is a really promising lineup, though expectations should be in check for a Hard Rock show (which have tended to be worked at a lower gear.) It’s a stellar lineup for the main event, and interesting to have Alberto and Myzteziz teamed up to start. Alberto/Texano looks like the next big title match, and maybe it’s coming sooner than I thought.
Psycho Clown versus Chessman could be the start of a new direction for both guys. Chessman could use something to do with Demon not around again and Psycho needs to accomplish something new to follow up on TripleMania.
First two matches both look like they could be great. Surprising to see part timer Hijo de Pirata included on a show everyone wants to be on. Maybe he’s no longer a part timer. Maybe everyone else was just busy elsewhere: This is one of four AAA shows happening on the same day (Wagner promoted show in Torreon, Acapulco and Hidalgo with a C team roster), plus a Lucha Underground taping that night. Hijo del Fantasma sticks out as a name who’s not on any of those shows.
Next taping is ????
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AAA TV (SUN) 09/07/2014 Lienzo Charro, Pachuca, Hidalgo
1) Dinastía, Ludxor, Venum vs El Apache, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro
2) Bengala & Faby Apache vs Eterno & Taya Valkyrie
3) Aerostar vs Súper Fly
4) Argenis, Jack Evans, Joe Lider vs Daga, Demon Rocker, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
5) ? & Psycho Clown vs Averno & Texano Jr.
6) Myzteziz vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
Air Date: 09/13 and 09/20
The last Myzteziz/Perro Aguayo match was July 2008 in Arena Puebla. (Perro won.) That was the year CMLL seemed to be planning to do the mask versus hair match, only Perro was hurt on a reality show and quit to start Perros del Mal instead of returning. It seems like match which ought to be saved for a bigger show (but then, it happened in Arena Puebla so they weren’t exactly saving it then either.) That match should be something.
I don’t think the mystery person in the semimain is Alberto, but I’m sure AAA would be happy if you thought it could be. Working backwards: Texano versus Alberto seems a good bet for December, which means Texano could probably use a win before hand at Heroes Inmortales to rebound, except you wouldn’t want it to be Psycho Clown again because it’s been done and it’d be counter productive, so the mystery guy might end up being the next challenger. Maybe Mesias is in that spot? Maybe Wagner faces/loses to Texano as part of his deal for coming back? That would be my new favorite AAA deal.
Four match is a weird assortment of people, names pulled out of the hat situation. It’s so random that maybe there’s some method to the madness which might be revealed later? I hope for too much.
Vampiro and Hugo, who’s microphones live on the iPPV feed about 10 minutes prior to the show and were not informed of this, read notes about how Aerostar/Super Fly was supposed to a point of emphasis in the opener. The plan was for them to actually go somewhere with this Sunday, though it’s always subject to change. Aerostar and Super Fly can force the issue with a good match here.
First two matches could be good. Taya and Faby feud should go on for quite some time. Dinastia is a slightly different partner for Ludxor and Venum than recent pal Nino Hamburguesa. Cool that Mamba can be in matches without fellow exoticos.
Fantasma got his big win, may go a month without TV appearances. So it goes in AAA land. There’s so many guys who belong on TV and not enough places for them under the current format.
That taping schedule means AAA should be next taping around the CMLL Anniversary show weekend. Maybe around Mexico City?
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AAA TV (SUN) 08/17/2014 Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [AAA]
1) Aerostar, Jennifer Blake, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Súper Fly
Sagrada submitted Abismo in just under 10 minutes. Very good match.
2) Hijo del Fantasma b Angélico, Australian Suicide, Fénix, Bengala, Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Pentagón Jr., Daga ©, Bengala [AAA CRUISER]
Daga is Cruiserweight champion. Fenix’s Fusion championship will be absorbed by the cruiserweight championship. Dragon Gate’s Ricochet no-showed, claiming his show on Saturday night went too long and he missed his flight. Drago was added to the match (and seemed to be added prior to Ricochet missing the show.) Elimination rules. Bengala was stretchered out of after taking a between the legs sit down piledriver from Fenix for his elimination. Pentagon eliminated Suicide with a running package piledriver. Last five were Pentagon Jr., Fenix (submitted by Daga), Daga (beat by Angelico), Angelico (beat by Fantasma with another piledriver variation), leaving Fantasma as the winner. Hijo del Fantasma was presented with a new green belt (with the new AAA logo on it), though he also carried off the old Cruiserweight and the Fusion belts.
3) Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache © [Reina De Reinas]
Faby Apache is champion. As always, Hijo del Tirantes was referee for her match and blatantly favorited the rudas. Seconds were Drago and Sexy Star. Taya’s nose was broken in the match. After Faby had the match won multiple times, Taya landed the northern lights suplex and bridged into one more to beat her and win the title. Taya is the first foreigner to win this championship. Faby falls on her second defense, 1st televised defense since Faby won the title 17 months ago.
4) El Mesías b Blue Demon Jr., Electroshock, Averno, La Parka, Chessman [hair, mask, cage]
Jeff Jarrett missed the match due to flight issues. Mesias, back from injury, replaced him. Cage was lowered from the ceiling and attached to the ring (with a platform attached which allowed cameraman to shoot from the top, though it slightly obstructed exits.) Mesias did a top of the cage dive thru Chessman and a table that was never shown. Order of escape was La Parka (in seconds – Chessman went to grab Parka’s shoe to stop him, but the shoe just came off and Parka left), Averno, Demon, Chessman, leaving Electroshock and Mesias. The last segment of the match went much longer than the rest of the match combined. Mesias escaped, leaving Electroshock to get his hair cut. Mesias offered a handshake after the match, but Electroshock attacked him.
5) Psycho Clown b Texano Jr. [hair, mask]
Moved to the semimain. Fantasma and Mini Clown were the seconds, and Rafael el Maya was inexplicably back as the referee. First half of the match played out exactly as the previous ones, with the referee favoring Texano and Fantasma interfering freely. Eventually, the commission kicked out Fantasma and replaced Maya with Piero. Psycho won a long match by giving Texano a middle rope Destroyer onto a table. Texano lost his hair, Psycho kept his mask. Texano shook Psycho’s hand after the match.
6) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Myzteziz, Cibernético, Dr. Wagner Jr. [Copa TripleMania XXII]
Show had begun with Alberto Del Rio (as listed on the chyron) coming to the ring with his father, talking about the monster he had faced in WWE – racism. Perro, with Fantasma, Konnan and Daga, interrupted Alberto, mocking John Cena and Daniel Bryan’s catchphrases, saying things were going to be much tougher in AAA, and then attacking Dos Caras. Alberto fought off the rudos and promised he’d have a surprise later. Moved to the main event. Dr. Wagner Jr. was the mystery wrestler, as set up at the press conference (and not intended to be a surprise here.) Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. accompanied him. Wagner was hurting from the shoulder cut suffered in Monterrey (and reopened here.) Wagner was first eliminated, after a Cibernetico chokeslam. Myzteziz submitted Cibernetico after Cibernetico got greedy and went for an extra chokeslam. Perro fouled Myzteziz to win the match. Alberto (w/Dos Caras, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Blue Demon and Joaquin Roldan) came to the ring to confront Perro at the end of the show. They went back and forth talking, and Patron undressed to fight. Perro jumped him before Alberto could get his shirt off, but Alberto turned it around and put Perro in the armbar. The Perros ran out to save their leader and Alberto stood tall at the end of the show. After the in-ring action ended, Rey Misterio Jr. appeared in a promo (from his home?), saying he’d be back in AAA soon.
Elsewhere on the show: El Brazo and Rayo de Jalisco Sr. were added to the AAA Hall of Fame. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. appeared for the latter, and slapped Perro after he broke up the ceremony. Another brawl broke out, with Blue Demon helping out Rayo.
The show will probably air on 08/24, 08/31 and 09/07 on TV. I do not recommend ordering the iPPV; after failing with a stream error five consecutive times last night, I could finally get the cruiserweight match to start this morning, but it was still skipping around a fair amount.
The Rey Misterio promo, as shot by a cell phone in the crowd, is up on YouTube.
Next taping is in Pachuca on 09/07). In Mexico, at least. US is another story.
AAA TV (WED) 08/06/2014 Plaza de Toros El Pinal, Teziutlan, Puebla [AAA]
1) Ludxor, Niño Hamburguesa, Venum b Carta Brava Jr., El Apache, Fresero Jr.
Hamburguesa Splash onto Fresero.
2) Dinastía, El Elegido, Faby Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata b Demon Rocker, Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Taya Valkyrie
Faby submitted Taya. Taya said that wouldn’t happen at TripleMania.
3) Aerostar, Bengala, Drago b Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr., Súper Fly
Bengala defeated Fantasma.
4) Daga, Eterno, Steve Pain b Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans
Hijo del Pirata Morgan replaced Steve Pain. (Unclear if he’s meant to be in the group.) Daga submitted Suicide. No mention of Pentagon interference.
5) Fénix, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b Averno, Black Warrior, Texano Jr.
Myzteziz submitted Black Warrior. Texano and Psycho challenged each other to a one fall match to follow up, but everyone ran in before it went anywhere.
Air Date: 08/09, probably. They’ve used the pre-TripleMania show to run full shows of highlights packages and interviews to build up the show before, so that’s somewhat possible this week as well. More likely they’ll just air this show.
No surprises or much of note. They did get a Psycho/Texano brawl to end the show – that’s the main event for TripleMania based on TV.
Next show is the big one, ten days away. They haven’t announced any post TripleMania tapings yet.
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AAA TV (SUN) 08/17/2014 Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Aerostar, Jennifer Blake, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Súper Fly
2) Angélico vs Hijo del Fantasma, Australian Suicide, Fénix, Bengala, Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Pentagón Jr., Daga ©, Ricochet [AAA CRUISER]
Daga is Cruiserweight champion. Fenix’s Fusion championship will be absorbed by the cruiserweight championship.
3) Faby Apache © vs Taya Valkyrie [Reina De Reinas]
Faby Apache is champion. 2nd defense, 1st televised defense since Faby won the title 17 months ago.
4) Blue Demon Jr. vs Jeff Jarrett, Electroshock, Averno, La Parka, Chessman [hair, mask, cage]
5) Myzteziz vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Cibernético, ? [Copa TripleMania XXII]
6) Psycho Clown vs Texano Jr. [hair, mask]
mask vs hair
Air Date: 08/17, obviously. But also likely 08/23 and 08/30. Maybe only 2 weeks since it’s a six match show, the first one to only be six matches since 20.04.
So. What’s been noticeable for the last year is re-enforced here: AAA’s weekly TV storylines are nearly irrelevant, and you’re best off just dropping in on the major shows. There are good matches to be found on AAA’s weekly TV, but nothing else. Attentive viewers are not rewarded. They’re actually persuaded to pay less attention so they can ignore the gaping plot holes. AAA’s drawn well this year, but that’s been a combination of choosing only building they could do fill and smart talent acquisition. It’s not really about anything they’ve done with the talent.
(It’s really hard to reconcile AAA being lauded for it’s detail work and consistently see big shows like this. People are blind or deceiving themselves.)
Not that the major shows are really building much or filling up with more than thrown together match. AAA’s clearly known they were going to run that cage match for a while, but couldn’t be bothered to run any angles to build up and have just added completely random promos to justify it after the fact. There’s not even that for the semimain. TripleMania is supposed to be the biggest show of AAA’s year with the big payoffs. There’s only one feud being paid off here.
I’ve been critical of nothing happening on AAA TV tapings this year, but maybe that’s got to be the way to do it. If anything that happens is going to be pretty much ignored, then there’s no sense in wasting the time.
Psycho versus Texano has been covered a lot, but it’s still surprising to see them in the main event. It makes sense in that it’s the only match AAA’s promoted on TV. I’m not sure their audience sees them as the top stars and there’s a real danger some of the crowd is going to walk out during the match (which is not exactly what they’re looking for when they’re obviously trying to make someone.) It is helped by only having six matches and a PPV time window; AAA can’t drag the show on as long as they might do on some other nights.
Semimain continues the proud trend of completely pointless tournaments to eat up space on AAA major shows to avoid actually doing something. (3 of the last 5!) The mystery guy is the mystery guy. Like always, it’s probably a top secret only known to a few and/or someone in the Parka Negra suit if the persons bails at the last second. It definitely helps that Hijo del Fantasma was the last guy AAA really tried with this, though it’s still way overdone. Judging from Fantasma’s interview, AAA’s probably trying to get someone from CMLL who hasn’t actually quit CMLL yet.
Fourth match is the cage match that was hurriedly thrown together in promos (when they figured out Mesias wasn’t going to be back in time.) Jarrett, Demon and Parka are obviously aren’t losing, but I wouldn’t rule out any of the other three guys – even Averno, since they may have already moved on from his program with Myzteziz and this is probably as good a payoff as he’s going to get.
Faby versus Taya was actually built on TV! Taya stands a really good chance of winning here. She’s at every single AAA press event, she might as well attend them with the belt. Sexy Star can easily be used to give Taya an out.
The second match continues the annual tradition of throwing Jack Evans in a wacky multiman match because AAA can’t be bothered to come up with angle for Jack Evans. The closest thing he’s gotten to a normal match was 2011, when he teamed with Extreme Tiger to take on Abyss and Mr. Anderson in a cage match. Repeat: that’s the closest Jack Evans has gotten to a normal match at TripleMania.
The storyline of the Cruiserweight Title Match
That’s just crap story telling.
Everyone being gifted the title shot actually lost in one of those contenders match except for Ricochet (new here!) and Joe Lider (not actually a cruiserweight except for when they’re trying to give him a TripleMania payoff.) Meanwhile, Steve Pain, Eterno and Aerostar are all not booked in the match. Kind of have to wonder if Pain knew he was being left off the TripleMania show when he left – there doesn’t seem to be any obvious place where he should’ve been on, and it’s not as though Eterno made it he did it.
Also: Flamita is working in Arena Lopez Mateos the previous day, is probably just as well known by the Mexican fans as Richochet and probably could’ve been brought in just a little bit easier. Ricochet is great, really great, but is AAA really going to spend the next 19 days working hard to explain that to the fans? That’s not what they do. Are the hardcore Dragon Gate fans going to buy TripleMania just for Ricochet, when there’s an actual Dragon Gate show on that same day (not to mention SummerSlam?) Probably not. I’m pretty sure AAA has no idea there’s a Dragon Gate iPPV that day, oh well.
I would assume the real story is Ricochet’s been offered a spot on the El Rey show – and Flamita has not! – so they’re using him here even though the two projects will have very little to do with each other. So at least Ricochet is better than Ricky Reyes.
I wonder if if Fantasma is thrilled to be working the second match on the biggest show of the year. That didn’t seem to be a thing he liked. I really hope he gets his Cibernetico feud but it sure doesn’t look in the cards. Mystery Guy got your spot, maybe you should’ve waited a few more months. (I think Terrible’s the name everyone’s going to guess for the next few weeks.)
Opener is the usual Get Pimpinela A Payday. I’m 100% the excuse for pulling Aerostar from the title match was to have him face Super Fly to “get them ready for their mask match”, but Pentagon Jr. and Australian Suicide are having the same mask match feud and are in the cruiserweight match. Since Aerostar earned the shot and Sexy Star and Pentagon Jr. are the odd couple tag team champions, it seems pretty obvious those parings should’ve been swapped. Maybe not obvious enough.
It’s also insane that Mascarita Sagrada is working this show and Dinasita is sitting at home. There’s a lot of spots on this card where it feels like people are being gifted spots because of relationships and that’s honestly one of them.
Show should be good! I wish I paid a lot less attention to AAA so I could enjoy it more. I’m beyond frustrated with the booking. AAA is a fraction of what it’s capable of being and it would be awesome if they actually tried to fulfill their potential. Instead, this is probably the start of a few months of frustration.
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