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09/07 AAA TV Lineup (Pachuca)

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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08/17 AAA PPV Results – TripleMania XXII

AAA TV (SUN) 08/17/2014 Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [AAA]
***TripleMania XXII***
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.

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08/06 AAA TV Results (Teziutlan)

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 TripleMania XXII lineup thoughts

AAA TV (SUN) 08/17/2014 Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal 
***TripleMania XXII*** 
1) Aerostar, Jennifer Blake, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Súper Fly 
2) Angélico vs Hijo del FantasmaAustralian SuicideFénixBengalaJack EvansJoe LiderPentagón 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 JarrettElectroshockAvernoLa ParkaChessman [hair, mask, cage
5) Myzteziz vs el Hijo del Perro AguayoCibernético? [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

  • Daga doesn’t show up in Tuxtla Guiterrez on 05/24, and everyone agrees never to mention this again
  • His title defense instead becomes a #1 contenders match, and Aerostar beats Steve Pain to get a title shot. Everyone is shocked Aerostar actually won something.
  • Bizarrely, but because much like this show AAA couldn’t be bothered to book angles for the midcard of their major show, there’s a second #1 contenders match on Verano de Escandalo, where Bengala beats Pentagon Jr.
  • In a 06/27 trios in Queratro, Fenix beats Daga, and also asks for a title match. Bengala points out he’s due a shot first, but Fenix proposes putting his Fusion title on the line to make it fair. Daga accepts – under the condition he also gets to add Steve Pain and Eterno to even the numbers. Everyone there accepts. Aerostar doesn’t appear, but probably couldn’t since he got dropped on his head in the previous match.
  • This match is announced! It had nothing to do with the last few bullet points except for the two titles thing.

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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07/27 AAA TV Results (Ecatepec)

AAA TV (SUN) 07/27/2014 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México [AAA]
1) Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown b Dinastía, Mini Drago, Octagoncito
2) Mamba, Sexy Star, Taya Valkyrie b Faby Apache, Jennifer Blake, Pimpinela Escarlata
Taya beat Faby again.
3) Angélico & Jack Evans b Daga & Eterno and Sensacional Carlitos & Tommy Diablo [AAA TAG]
Turned into a tag title defense. Daga replaced Steve Pain. Champs beat Diablo with their powerbomb/630 senton combo.
4) Australian Suicide, Drago, Fénix b Dark Cuervo, Demon Rocker, Pentagón Jr.
Demon Rocker replaced Daga. Fenix beat Pentagon.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown DQ Hijo del Fantasma, Texano Jr., Zorro
Texano fouled Psycho for the DQ.
6) Electroshock, La Parka, Myzteziz b Averno, Black Warrior, Chessman
Myzteziz submitted Warrior despite Sexy Star and Taya running interference.

Air Date: 08/02 and 08/09.

They have one more taping which will air the day before TripleMania, but this is basically it. This is a strange one, because they didn’t move anything forward for the TripleMania card at all – no mention of a cage match in the recap, no plans for the guys who have no matches right now. I assume they’ve taped (or will be taping) plenty of vignettes where those things are announced, but didn’t want to do it in front of the live crowd or didn’t trust to do it that way. It’s different than what they’ve done in the past and even during the lead up to this show (where Psycho/Texano, Taya/Faby and the cruiserweight match were explicitly made in front of the crowd.) I understand AAA is trying to be a TV show and figures most of their audience is finding out what happens by watching the TV show so it’s only what’s on there that matters, but since they’re likely going to announce the remaining matches in front of a limited audience in a couple days in hopes of reaching their audience, why not reach the part of their audience that’s already in front of them?

That cruiserweight match looks like it’s subject to change. Steve Pain wasn’t on the show, and said to be out of AAA. I have no idea why. Pain turned up on Twitter to promote an appearance on an LA lucha libre radio show, so we may know what happened soon enough.

The Puerto Ricians being brought in to lose a tag title match on night one is also pretty inexplicable. (It reads as if it was single elimination, so AAA could’ve just protected them and beaten Eterno.) Why bother flying them in? Or did they change their minds halfway thru, and that’s why the vignettes were primarily on YouTube? It’s also possibly they’ll just keep showing up anyway, because AAA is weird.

As expected, Fenix is working TV despite missing spots shows. I haven’t seen this week’s TV yet, but it sounded like he looked immobile in Nayarit. Hopefully the three weeks off have done him some good.

Next taping is 08/06 in Teziultan, but the next AAA event should be the announcement of the TripleMania card sometime this week. Maybe. I don’t really know.

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AAA on Televisa: 2014-07-12

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taped 2014-07-03 @ Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz
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07/27 AAA TV Lineup (Ecatepec)

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.

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07/05 AAA TV Results (Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta)

AAA TV (SAT) 07/05/2014 Hard Rock Hotel, Vallarta, Nayarit [AAAInformador]
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.)

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07/03 AAA TV Results (Xalapa)

AAA TV (THU) 07/03/2014 Arena Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz [@manraykAAALa 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
Added match.
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.

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06/27 AAA TV Results (Queretaro)

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.)

AAA continues their Friday night taping stretch on Thursday in Xalapa next week.

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