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the big AAA best of 2010 recap megapost

Four weeks is ridiculousness. ALL CAPS RIDICULOUS. I’m glad Konnan says the same thing, wish he would’ve be able to do something about it.

It let me catch up on other stuff, so it’s not a bad kind of ridiculous.

week 1
week 2
week 3
week 4 didn’t air – they repeated week 2 of Guerra de Titanes instead

Why would you read these? I don’t know. I’m not even going to bother with the files because I don’t want to encourage viewing.

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AAA on Televisa #971 (01/01/2011)

recap: here

file: http://www.multiupload.com/TPTAWWKCB8

taped in Auditorio Benito Juarez, Zapopan, Jalisco, 12/05/2010

You want Mesias? You've got Mesias.

Espíritu, Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, La Parka Jr. vs Cibernético, Escoria, Nygma, Taboo (and part 2): the layout of this match only makes sense in Cibernetico’s mind (Cibernetico gets hurt, leaves during the beatdown, Amadeus takes his spot with no one complaining, Cibernetico comes back after the comeback?) but it was fine at the end. Not fine at other places.

Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, Halloween, X-Fly in a cage match: They did the match they needed to do with these six. Psycho’s dive was next. The end of the streak was a bit anti-climatic. Clowns have been complaining about being screwed here, but it feels like the match was designed to end the streak without the Clowns still being pinned or submitted. I’m not exactly sure how you do that without indirectly pointing out how dumb cage match escape rules are, but it would seem to be an important part.

(We’re ignoring Perros del Mal shows, because everyone one else. Pack mentality!)

El Mesías vs LA Park (and part 2): LA Park was a man possessed here, and there’s still few better in the world than a motivated LA Park. Brawling, not the lame Silver King time killing brawling no one believes in, but the kind of punches that sends the crowd running. They had the right finish and just kept going for a less interesting one, but there’s tons of stuff here before it to make this must worth watching.

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AAA on Televisa #970 (12/25/2010)

Auditorio Benito Juarez, Zapopan, Jalisco, 12/05/2010

That must've sucked

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Aerostar, El Elegido, Octagón vs Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Súper Fly in a street fight: they got over the seriousness of the Octagon/Super Fly feud at the expensive of having much of an interesting feud. Looks like they’ll have more chances at that.

Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Zorro for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship: – Terrible. So below expectations for these two, I spent the next couple days fishing for reasons why, totally expecting a “Zorro stole Dr. Wagner’s ice cream and they refused to work together so they had to do a whole bunch of interference spots” or “Wagner’s nursing an injury and just needed to get thru the match” story to turn up. Never did. It may have just been a dramatically overbooked mess, because it was AAA. Still: AAA gave Wagner & Electroshock twenty two minutes to do a clean technical match (on a show that equally needed one) at TripleMania, then gives Wagner & Zorro thirteen minutes with eleven minutes of people breaking up pins to close the year. Zorro can’t be too offended since he won the title, but that seems to reflect poorly on him.

Silver King & Último Gladiador vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario and El Ilegal & Hernandez for the in a ladder match AAA World Tag Team Championship (and part 2): If you read the recap, you’ll get your fill of me wondering why the rudo teams were fighting with each other so I’ll not mention it again. This was a good match for this style. I did again use a gif of something going wrong, but things went right more often than usual.

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AAA on Televisa #969 (12/18/2010)

Villa Charra de Toluca, 11/27/2010. I can’t remember this show not just because it was a month ago, but because nothing happened.

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Electroshock highlight reel

Jennifer Blake, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana vs Crazy Boy, Fabi Apache, Gato Eveready: I think Crazy Boy’s 2010 AAA can be distilled down to

- starting a search for new Mexican Powers and never mentioning this again.
- alerting La Parka to Octagon’s attack.
- wrestling openers once every 10 weeks.

He’s had better years. Anyway, this was good.

Mascarita Divina, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito vs Mini Chessman, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis: much better, maybe the best AAA minis match of the year (not that a lot of them come to mind.) Exact same guys as the previous show and tremendously improved because they knew what they were doing.

Decnnis, Silver King, Último Gladiador vs Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, Laredo Kid: It had it’s moments and it had people kicking of finishers because this show didn’t really matter much.

Cibernético, Escoria, Taboo vs El Ilegal, Hernandez, Zorro: Random hot tag stytle match. Taboo didn’t really add anything, didn’t really take anything away, was just part of the match. Nice good tecnico debut for the group that’s supposed to be rudos. It’s a show that really didn’t matter.

El Mesías, Joe Lider, La Parka Jr. vs Damián 666, Electroshock, Halloween: Usual main event + rain = at least everyone lived!

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AAA on Televisa #968 (12/11/2010)

Domo de la Feria Leon, 11/22/2010 – here’s where I tried to do shorter recaps. Never lasts.

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moonsault

Jennifer Blake, Kayuga, Oyuki vs Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache – Kayuga & Oyuki were a lot of fun while they were here. It seems like they went home during the holidays and who knows if they’ll come back (which would be troubling since they had the Apaches belts and all) but they pretty easily had the best women’s matches while they were here.

Octagoncito vs Mini Chessman, Mascarita Divina, Mini Psicosis, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria for the AAA World Minis Championship – like I say in the recap, this just felt like someone was bored with doing minis trios and tried to do something else, and ended up with something far less good. Then again, maybe if they do this match only for five years straight, they’d get good at it.

Aerostar & El Elegido vs Alan Stone & Chris Stone in a lumberjack rules match – crowd is always into lumberjacks strapping people but it doesn’t work as well on TV. I’m really not sure if Aero took a planned fall and the cameras missed it, or if Aero blew something badly and they clipped it out. It never went anywhere, which doesn’t really answer either question.

Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, Halloween, X-Fly – they figured out they couldn’t do a finish here only after they booked the match. Oh well. This is actually where they should’ve brought in, like Ragde, Pesadilla and Cosmico, and had the Clowns squash the Perros midcarders AND run off these three when they try to run in post match, just to make it seem like the Perros are in for a world of trouble when they get in the cage. (I think I just made the argument they didn’t book the undefeated team strong enough. Something is wrong here.)

El Mesías, Jack Evans, La Parka vs LA Park, Silver King, Último Gladiador – This was a match just to have a match before the Bizarros stuff. It was a match.

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AAA on Televisa #967 (12/04/2010)

Arena Naucalpan, 11/18/2010

Zorro is focused


Aerostar, Gato Eveready, Relampago vs Cerebro Negro, Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro
: under seven minutes but an easily good match for that time. Crowd was way into Chico Che. Not sure it’s relaly helping IWRG for their guys to show up to lose quickly in openers on AAA TV tapings, but it got me this match so I’m fine.

Espíritu, Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, Tigre Cota: This was also pretty fun. There was a download version of the show missing the first third of the show, and everything you really want to see was in the first third.

Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Último Gladiador: slightly better than usual typical Psycho Circus match.

Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs El Ilegal & Hernandez: so the way to get Ilegal & Hernandez over as a threat is to have them lose multiple times to 187, I see. It got Konnan over for changing the rules, so that’s great.

Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Mesías vs Chessman & Zorro: Didn’t really get into it, but at least set up the main event in a sensible way.

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AAA on Televisa #966 (11/27/2010)

Centro de Convenciones de Tlalnepantla, 11/07/2010:

Mascarita Divina & Octagoncito vs Mini Histeria & Mini Psicosis: Fun quick match which might have been better in a crowd more ready for it. Everyone looked good, Divina didn’t attempt to break a leg on a headscissors to the floor, and the finish was good.

AAA guys can dive too

Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Kayuga & Oyuki: Kayuga & Oyuki are entertaining, good in the ring, and need to have many rematches. This was an actual good AAA women’s match – not a ‘good for those involved’ or ‘good thanks to the guys carrying it’ – but an actual good women’s match and it’s been a long gap without them.

Aerostar, Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans vs Billy Boy, Chris Stone, Decnnis: Another fun match, somewhat better than I expected because Jack & Tiger really didn’t face the Milita guys much ever before they were Militia and they meshed pretty well. None of these opening matches are going anywhere – even the belt stealing angle hasn’t been followed up in the women’s match – but they were all enjoyable by themselves.

Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario, Ozz vs Damián 666, El Ilegal, Halloween: Ilegal got an actual introduction and people talking him up, which is about 100% more attention they usually give people. It’s not a big surprise he appears to hanging around a while, seemingly as alternate-Homicide. He was fine here, but this match didn’t do a lot for me.

Cibernético, El Mesías, La Parka Jr. vs Chessman, Hernandez, Zorro: How did the Militia know what Skull Mask looks like when his mask is off, given he’s normally a masked man? Every time Parka starts yelling like a mad man, Cibernetico looks the sane one.

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AAA on Televisa #965 (11/20/2010)

Super Fly and his fans

Deportivo Metropolitano de Neza, 10/31/2010

Cinthia Moreno, Gato Eveready, Mari Apache vs Kayuga, Oyuki, Yuriko: I don’t know if Gato Eveready would be better off in CMLL (he could bring back the Jaguar gimmick and fill out the Cometa/Pegasso trio) but I do know he’d be on my TV more than once every three weeks and that’d be fantastic.

Best possible all feline match at the moment
Blue Panther, Gato Eveready, Bengala, Tigre Blanco vs Puma King, Tiger Kid, Felino, Tiger Cota

Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly vs Billy Boy, Chris Stone, Decnnis: It so weird to have Super Fly walk out well before the finish, but I guess when a group of people planted to grab onto you, you don’t waste no time.

Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, Halloween, Super Crazy: If the idea is that the Psycho Circus have snapped and become Monsters, then maybe Joaquin Roldan shouldn’t feel all that comfortable stepping in the ring and yelling at them. Least favorite character on TV.

Cuervo & Ozz vs Chessman & Zorro: Odd meeting of rudos who are usually there to make the other team look good. And, hey, Ozz & Cuervo looked good so it worked. Skull Mask has quickly switched from a guy who nearly killed Octagon to just another random henchman.

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AAA on Televisa #964 (11/13/2010)

Update 11/28: links fixed

Arena Actopan, 10/20/2010

slap fight

Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Alissa Flash & Sexy Star: Alissa wins the match clean over Fabi, hasn’t appeared again. This is a minor thing, but the major show to major show undercard planning has fallen apart this year.

Argenis, Crazy Boy, Gato Eveready vs Billy Boy, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana: I liked this. Argenis is way better than he should for a guy who was legitimately awful to start and doesn’t seem to be booked on spot shows. Militia entertaining themselves is at least entertaining me, and it’s nice they found a trio they can actually get a clean win over.

Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Silver King & Último Gladiador in a handcuff match: For a random stipulation match, this was perfectly fine. Percentage of people who are shocked that Nicho knows how to pick a lock: 0.0000%. This was also the best Konnan interference ever.

Cuervo, La Parka Jr., Ozz vs Chessman, Hernandez, Zorro: New theory: AJPW asked AAA to build up Ozz & Cuervo before they came over for the tag team tournament. It’s as a good an explanation for the switch as any. Still good.

Cibernético, El Mesías, Octagón vs Damián 666, Electroshock, Halloween: Electroshock and Mesias should slap each other more often.

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AAA on Televisa #963 (11/06/2010)

taped Polideportivo La Huizachera, Tehuacan, Puebla, 10/18/2010

using your head

Cinthia Moreno & Esther Moreno vs Alissa Flash & Kitzune Nanoko: AAA throwing people on TV with no introduction or explanation never gets old. Of the four women in the match, Kitzune was the most entertaining to me, which really is not at all what I expected it to turn out. I’m surprised the foreigners won, especially the one that didn’t seem like they were coming back, but I’m trying to make sense of nonsense.

Laredo Kid & Súper Fly vs Decnnis & Tigre Cota: Super Fly is the world’s worst actor, but maybe that was supposed to be the point? Super Fly never did the reveal of the injury being a ruse all along, so it sort of comes off on it’s own as a strange injury angle and not the subtle start of a turn. There was definitely nothing subtle here, including the shot of Cibernetico walking into the building to put this match in it’s correct context. Decnnis & Tigre Cota are fully taking advantage of the opportunity to do wacky bits on TV. That’s the way to go.

Cuervo, Espíritu, Ozz vs Damián 666, Halloween, Super Crazy: Secta came off as important people here, which is pleasantly surprising. This wasn’t the Perros stumbling backwards into a win, but Ozz just being better than Super Crazy on the night. The big difference between rudo Secta and tecnico Secta is the tecnico version wears shirts.

Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Alan Stone & Chris Stone: Still waiting on the Stones being interesting as a rudo. This was a normal 187 match with the Stones getting a win to set up, uh, probably nothing more than the finish of the match. At some point they’re all start having angles going some place.

El Mesías, La Parka Jr., Octagón vs Hernandez, LA Park, Zorro: Different mask for the skull guy on this show than the last, and he’ll have another one on the next show. That’s one of those things you need to figure out in advance. Also good to figure out: why we should still care about him. Octagon was selling a lot during this match, but he doesn’t seem particularly concerned about his attacker and Skull Mask is suddenly more concerned with La Parka.

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