taped 2011-04-27 @ Plaza De Toros Batallon De Zacapoaxtla, Zacapoaxtla, Puebla
Posts Tagged AAA TV Recap
taped @ Domo de la Feria de Leon, 03/21/2011
Angelico, Argenis, Fenix vs Dark Dragon, Polvo de Estrellas, Tito Santana: Angelico is still Angelico, just without Veneno to try and make his kicks look good. This was really more the Fenix and Dark Dragon show, and they were delivering.
Silver King & Último Gladiador vs Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans for the AAA World Tag Team Championship: They actually followed up on something! With a good match! Putting aside Jack already having one title that doesn’t go anywhere, this was a good follow up to Tiger winning the Rey de Reyes.
Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Mesías vs Damián 666 & LA Park: usual brawl with these guys. The Penas throwing drinks at Park was a bit random since that’s not going anywhere and I don’t think you really want to incite people into screwing with Park, but this was exactly as you’d expect it to be when you heard the match, right down to Damian taking the pinfall.
taped @ Domo de la Feria de Leon, 03/21/2011
Aerostar & Laredo Kid vs Chris Stone & Súper Fly: We have this match, and I gif-ed the main event. I don’t know about me. Super Fly is actually a secretly strong guy who happens to do flips, and I hope he continues to show that side of himself off.
Cuervo, El Elegido, Ozz vs Alan Stone, Decnnis, Tigre Cota: I watch these shows about two weeks before I write this part. That doesn’t work out well! Anyway, Elegido’s here, and we’ll see him again in a month or so, I suppose. I like the idea of turmoil in the Milicia, I’m not sure you needed to make Konnan look dumb the first night after he elected Super Fly as leader especially since, given this is AAA, it’ll take at least until Fall for this to move forward. The usual AAA 3 act story is rush thru act 1, repeat act 2 for months, move onto act 3 only when everyone’s sick of this story.
Espíritu, Joe Lider, La Parka vs Charly Manson, Cibernético, Escoria: For the time they spent on Cibernetico cutting up Parka’s gear (which did not matter at all here), maybe they could’ve found some to show Escoria concerned about facing ex-teammate Espiritu before the match? Especially since they’ve not really made an issue in other matches.
taped @ Plaza de Toros Monumental Aguascalientes, 03/18/2011
I’ve got links to the TV versions of the two matches that have aired, but the PPVs are complete. WarriorX2000 has them up, though they may be in his PPV section.
Gran Apache, Mari Apache, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Hijo de Tirantes, Mini Histeria, Sexy Star, Yuriko: Told the Apache/Tirantes story well, everyone else played their part. Tirantes took the loss but still made the eventually singles match meaningful.
Jack Evans, Joe Lider, La Parka, Nicho el Millionario vs Billy el Malo, Cibernético, Escoria, Nygma: Usually bit of slight of hand to allow Cibernetico to wrestle about 1 minute of a 19 minute match. Not sure if Parka is actually the guy in better shape in the feud (doubtful) or if Cibernetico’s just decided the best thing for this feud is for him to not have to sell much (likely). The whole bit with the fire was reckless but unsurprising.
Dr. Wagner Jr., Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween, Super Crazy: Again, the same hardcore match they’ve been doing nearly weekly, with a few ‘special’ spots for shock value. (Shocked the cameraman, who missed the table being on fire right in front of him.) If this is end for Perro Jr. for now, he goes out with a clean (as they go here) win over Dr. Wagner; they were clearly building both Wagner/Perro and Perros/Clowns (for the masks) for future matches, and at least one of those is now off.
Zorro vs Charly Manson for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship: Horrid. Back at Guerra de Titanes, I was confused as to why they didn’t let Dr. Wagner and Zorro have any semblance of a match without constant interference. They had much less interference (at least during most of the match) and let these two guys work. These two were just very bad at it. Charly tried, but there’s only so much Charly can do. Zorro – I have no idea what the actual deal with Zorro here was, but he performed a lot like a guy in no condition to perform. The Mr. Aguila/Rey Bucanero match had a crowd that came in only caring about Tirantes and the two guys weren’t good enough to get them when Tirantes left. This crowd was totally willing to get into Zorro & Charly, and that crowd was quiet by midway thru.
Electroshock vs Heavy Metal: announced as a bull terrier match, but it turned out to just be a three falls match. And a three falls match where the first two falls were relatively pointless, so who knows. I think they had a lot of ideas, but did not do the best job of putting them together in a coherent manner (Like: Pepe Casas gets bumped at the end – and then it changes absolutely nothing.) There was a story they were telling with the guitars, but sometimes it was a lethal match ender, and sometimes it was just a bit at the start of matches. This was okay, but didn’t feel like the best match in the series. Seemed like this should’ve built to Metal & Electroshock teaming up from here on out, but Metal might have driven himself out of that spot.
Extreme Tiger vs El Mesías, LA Park, Carlito for the Rey de Reyes Tournament: Piero is pretty patient in starting his countout. The big bump was not big by Mesias crowd brawling standards, but the brawl was good enough to make up for it, and they gave Carlito and Extreme Tiger enough time to get the crowd to start paying attention to them and not the fight they just saw. Tiger’s win was marginalized by Wagner walking out to the ring and essentially cutting his promo for him – TIger at least needed to say a few words, and it was a lot better when they just cut that off in the TV version. Still, if they wanted Tiger to come off as an AAA star, he should’ve beat an AAA star, rather than just a guy passing thru.
taped @ Plaza de Toros Monumental, Morelia, Michoacan, 03/13/2011
Fabi Apache & Pimpinela Escarlata vs Alan Stone & Jennifer Blake for the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship: Not a lot of time and Fabi appeared to be hurt, but it was good for the time they did have.
Heavy Metal vs Electroshock in a bull terrier match: An AAA chain match, for sure. The idea of getting these guys over by their matches was undermined by having the Maniacos interference decide nearly every match. It’s almost over now.
Billy el Malo, Charly Manson, Taboo vs Silver King, Último Gladiador, Zorro: Billy was murdered last week, won a match this week. He should die more often.
Dr. Wagner Jr., Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween, Hijo del Lizmark: Same brawl they do every week. The more the Clowns are on TV, the less the announcers seem to know their names. It’s bizarre.
El Mesías, Joe Lider, La Parka vs Cibernético, Escoria, Nygma: Nice for all these groups to have ready made people to take all the falls. The Parka & Cibernetico singles match can’t possibly happen in 2011, but they continue to move in that direction.
taped @ Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla, 03/04/2011
Fenix, Lolita, Mari Apache vs Billy Boy, Jennifer Blake, Sexy Star: Two matches in, and Lolita still comes off a star. It’s possible she may be someone who can do neat headscissors spots and not a lot more, but then that’d make her “Lita” at worse, and that’s pretty good. Two matches in, and we know Fenix has a really different dive and not a lot else. At least he made it to two matches! The Tirantes angle seems like it may have come to late: he’s facing Apache because he’s a horrible biased referee, except he’s refereed fairly in every match (including this one!) I’m fine with this, less evil refreeing the better.
Charly Manson, Escoria, Nygma vs Espíritu, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario: Maybe something like 75% of Nygma’s offense was clipped out, often right as he was going for a move. That’s never a good sign. Other people were fine. Charly being the evil guy in this match and being attacked by Zorro means Zorro’s the good guy, right? I’m willing to go with that.
Heavy Metal vs Electroshock in a street fight: this one was different because they put each other thru more stuff, you see. There was a really loud ding noise when Metal got hit with the bottle, and I hope that means they added it in later and Heavy Metal didn’t really take a glass bottle to the head. Silver Kain really needs to learn how to take no for answer, there’s got to be someone else he can add to his group who won’t be this much trouble.
Carlito vs Jack Evans vs Decnnis vs Ozz in a AAA’s Rey de Rey tournament semifinal match: Carlito was just “Carlito” here. They should probably decide these things and then tell everyone. He was not particularlly interesting and not particuarlly over, but I would’ve tried him here too. Sexy Star, Italian, was at least funny.
So…they gave away Billy was the Bizarro and traitor on TV, and this was still a surprise come next week? Stealing outright from Oscar winning movies is a better idea than being inspired by WWE, let’s go with that.
Cuervo, El Mesías, Extreme Tiger vs LA Park, Silver King, Último Gladiador: Mesias seemed to lose two gallons of blood last week…which just meant he showed up too late to actually get beat up this week and they needed four people to hold him back. Odd they would’ve let Mesias get his pinfall back on LA Park here, when that’s supposed to be one of the driving points of the PPV and they’ve given Extreme Tiger absolutely nothing to do here. Tiger pinning Gladiador wouldn’t do that much for him, but not much is still more than seeming like a completely meaningless guy in this match (which is what they communicated in the post match.)
Same week turnaround! Please ignore me actually watching this a couple weeks ago.
taped @ Lienzo Charro Ignacio León Ornelas, Irapuato, Guanajuato, 02/28/2011
Mascarita Divina, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito vs Mini Chessman, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis: A minis match! It’s generally good, Divina has totally surpassed Charly Manson, Octagoncito wins, and then they go away for six weeks. Mini Histeria seemed to step it in this match, a lot closer to Mini Abismo rudo-ism than usual.
Heavy Metal vs Electroshock: We’ve gone from a guitar shot ending a match to a guitar shot starting a match. That’s not the way to go. Great work by the camera keeping up with the crowd brawl. This was much more easy to follow than when they were doing these every week. The finish seemed edited to heck and didn’t really make any sense. In general, there’s a lot more editing in recent episodes – some of it has to be time issues, and some of it is just random.
Cuervo & Ozz vs Damián 666 & Zorro: finish on the website is wrong, Zorro got the hand raised after Charly ran in. Zorro is getting stalked by a mysterious man, he’s frequently outnumbered by the Bizarros, he’s taking a cheese grater to the head – Zorro’s totally the tencico here, even if they don’t know it.
Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park, Nicho el Millionario, Halloween [RdR SF]: The Damian maybe accidental anti-LA Park stuff came of a lot stronger in the website recap than it did on TV, though this was another finish really clipped up. You couldn’t really tell he had been involved unless you looked for it and it didn’t make sense with the pin.
Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, La Parka vs Charly Manson, Cibernético, Escoria: AAA likes booking matches where one team win, and then they’re immediately destroyed so the win doesn’t really matter. The LA Park win in the last match won (and all the Rey de Reyes ones have come off strong), this decision not so much. I’m not really sure why Parka and Wagner had to agree to have wholly different matches, but Ozz endorsed the idea so I’m okay with it.
taped @ Plaza De Toros El Pinal, Teziutlan, Puebla, 02/19/2011
Lolita, Mini Charly Manson, Sugi San vs Jennifer Blake, Mini Chessman, Ronin: Lolita, in her debut, seemed like a bigger star than the half dozen of women CMLL has introduced in the last couple years (and most of the women who’ve come thru AAA; it should be noted that Jennifer looked good here as well.) I’m not sure if Lolita is actually better, or if it’s just a fine job of presentation. The CMLL women work full matches, often against people with similar levels of experience, and usually have a bad moment or three. Jennifer and Lolita did four spots, did them well, and got out with a perfect record. One of those performances looks much better on TV.
(though, introducing her with an upskirt shot was not exactly subtle.)
El Elegido & Laredo Kid vs Alan Stone & Chris Stone: Laredo Kid, man of future big AAA plans, has his first match in two months. He has not returned to television since. Fine job! The whole Elegido angle was completely edited out here. It’s kind of amazing Elegido has lasted so long under this administration, given all the times total disinterest is shown. Even if they relent and allow they need have a guy like Elegido, it’s surprising they haven’t just found someone they like to take over spot. I don’t believe they’re actually putting up Alan’s hair vs Elegido’s mask (though I guess maybe they may do something with the mixed tag titles?)
Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs Silver King & Último Gladiador: Surprisingly good match; Maniacos did not go on long expedition for weapons, cruiserweights did nifty stuff, crowd into the match, good finish, and they actually remembered to follow up on this.
El Mesías vs Aerostar, Electroshock, Súper Fly in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament semifinal: A rough day for Super Fly, thwarted by Electroshock again. It was really dumb of Aerostar to work together with a man he’s supposed to hate so much, but I guess he learned that lesson the hard way.
Dr. Wagner Jr., Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, Halloween, Super Crazy, X-Fly: Typical brawl that they’ve been doing for months and will be doing for months more. We’ve advanced to the point where Arturo Rivera knows he’s getting one of the Clowns names wrong, but has yet to remember the clown’s correct name. Maybe Antonio Pena was a genius for sticking with colors?
Mesias sure bled a lot for having no obvious wound.