AAA #647

AAA# 647, taped 09/16/07, aired 10/20/07

Nothing’s quite says AAA like them missing the shot of Zorro turning rudo. I don’t blame the guy who zoomed in Konnan, I blame whoever was in the production truck choosing that shot of Konnan and didn’t have an instant replay of Zorro turning to make up for missing it. It’s not like anyone couldn’t figure out what happened by the aftermath, but you watch the show for the moment not the aftermath.

This was about a 180 (or maybe 175) from how they did the Billy Boy reveal on the same show. Maybe it’s just luck. That was all very well done. Even Aero Star being taken out works great, not just for goofiness, but because Fabi’s love for Alfa was sealed by him absolutely killing a man. They ARE rudos, still.

Mexican Powers match didn’t do too much! By their standards, and only because the post match angle was going to make up for it. Baby steps.

Ricky Marvin was good, but he wasn’t used in a spot where he meant anything. Maybe it’s because they didn’t know long he’d be around (or even if he’d be back), but if you’re bringing in guys in ways that don’t mean much, why are you bringing them in? With that said, they started off the X-Pac/Laredo Kid nicely and it’s a shame we don’t end up getting that feud. You can always hope they pick it up later, but X-Pac isn’t going to be here forever.

(internal debate – which do I choose

http://www.thecubsfan.com/cmll/aaa/recap
http://www.thecubsfan.com/aaa/recap
http://www.thecubsfan.com/newblognamehere/aaa)

Cage match was a cage match. If Chessman had gotten killed by Mesias in the title match, as was the plan, would he have come out here and made the save the same way? (Yea, probably.)

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11/02 F4D appearance (probably)

I may be on Figure Four Daily tomorrow, talking about whatever it is I’m talking about here. We’re working out the details, but it sounds like it’s happening. If you want to send in questions or comments or notes of protest, e-mailing Bryan will do it. However, it’s a pay show, so you’ve got to give Bryan money if you want to actually hear the my answer. It’s all a devious plan.

My TiVo is currently paused in the middle of the Chessman/Mesias match, so I should be all caught up on TV (that I get on my TV) by Friday and surely full of intense feelings about AAA. I think we’re talking about the Guerra de Titanes line up too. I figure I’ll talk myself into being hyper for the tag title match by tomorrow too.

BEFORE I FORGET AGAIN: picks for the IWRG Castle of Terror show, already in progress
Black Terry loses his hair to Fantasma de la Opera (no title change is an upset)
Villano III beats Negro Casas for the Middleweight Title
Capitan Muerte drops his mask.

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11/01: Coliseo, Gomez Palacio

It’s not Dia de la Muerte if I don’t have a skeleton doing a plancha on this page. That looks a billion times more creepy than I thought it would.

CMLL (TUE) 10/30 Arena Coliseo
1) Angel Azteca Jr. & Tiger Kid b Polvora & Vaquero
2) Bracito de Oro, Fantasy, Mini Olimpico b Mini Black Warrior, Pequeno Damian 666, Pequeno Halloween
3) Metalico, Mictlan, Tigre Blanco b Diamante Negro, Euforia, Nosferatu
4) Alex Koslov, La Mascara, Valiente b Damian 666, Misterioso II, Texano Jr.
5) Black Warrior, Villano IV, Villano V b Blue Panther, Mistico, Volador Jr.

Mistico got Warrior in the main event. Fantasy and Mini Olimpico replaced Shockercito and Tzuki and Mini Warrior filled in for Mr. Aguila.

CMLL (TUE) 11/06 Arena Mexico
1) Sombra de Plata & Trueno vs Caligula & Messala
2) Atomo, Pequeno Olimpico, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mini Black Warrior, Mini Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Loco Max, Ohara, Okumura vs Fabian el Gitano, Stuka Jr., Valiente
4) Felino, La Mascara, Sagrado vs Ephesto, Mascara Ano 2000, Sangre Azteca
5) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Shocker vs Atlantis, Black Warrior, Universo 2000

This is the first Tuesday Arena Mexico show of this run. Atomo is the 4th new mini to be added to the roster (Mini Black Warrior, Mascarita Dorada, Gitanito) though I’m sure some are old guys in new gimmicks.

Ovaciones reports Fray Tormenta will start promoting CMLL spots shows to support his orphanage.

indy (THU) 11/01 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [Siglo de Torreon]
1) Pequeno Star vs Flashman
2) Espacial & Scriba Jr. vs Moro Jr. & Oso Negro Jr.
3) Hijo del Soberano & Piloto Negro vs Arana Cibernetica I & Arana Cibernetica II
4) Angel Blanco Jr. & Dos Caras vs Gran Markus Jr. & Villano V

CMLL Azteca (SAT) 11/03 Auditorio Centenario de Gomez Palacio [El Siglo de Torreon]
1) Celestial & Electrico vs Mini Pierroth & Mini Violencia
2) Astro Boy, Mascara Purpura, Valiente vs Loco Max, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
3) Felino, La Mascara, Sombra vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Terrible
4) Damian 666, Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila vs Marco Corelone, Maximo, Toscano
5) Mistico, Rey Bucanero, Shocker vs Atlantis, Averno, Ultimo Guerrero

Rey is taking Wagner’s place here, so probably in Monterrey as well. This article is under the impression Bucanero is a rudo.

Universidad de Guanajuato is holding a tribute to Mexican science fiction films, inculding the works of Santo.

Wait, the Santo films are science fiction? I always thought they were documentaries.

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11/03-11/05 Lucha Times

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FSE US: I’m guessing on the lineups from here, but it should be the match I was craving for this week – CMLL Flyers vs Infenales. Yay.

CAN52: Obligatory women’s match, tecnicos vs Guerreros. Lots of Marco Corelone, Blue Panther and Black Warrior this weekend.

AAAUS: Placekeeper between the major shows: Hell Brothers vs Legion, tecnicos vs Vipers, Sect vs MPs.

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AAAMEX: Post Pena show: newest Legion members team with Mesias against the Hell Brothers, tecnicos vs Vipers, MP

CMLLMEX: Listed as 3h30m long according to Cablevision Mexico. If that’s right, they can show the whole Friday show and some.

FSEMEX: Stuka is stuck in a painful match and Felino/Mascara/Sagrado vs Mephisto/Misterioso/Shiro

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11/30 AAA TV Lineup (Madero – Guerra de Titanes)

Hey, you want to know all of November’s booking plans right this second? Medio Tiempo has GdT’s lineup (and I’ll have it here in a moment.)

Previous Tapings: 11/11 (Irapuato), 11/15 Xalapa (no lineup), 11/19 Leon (no lineup)

AAA TV (FRI) 11/30 Centro de Convenciones de Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas
Guerra de Titanes ’07
1) Aero Star, Rey Cometa, Super Fly vs Cuervo, Ozz, Scoria
2) Billy Boy & Fabi Apache vs Cinthia Moreno & Oriental and Apache & Mari Apache and Ayako Hamada & Mr. Niebla [AAA MIXED TAG]
3) Charly Manson & Chessman vs Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Extreme Tiger & Halloween and Jack Evans & Teddy Hart [AAA TAG, Extreme]
4) La Parka Jr. & Octagon vs Electroshock & Kenzo Suzuki [MEX TAG, bull terrier]
* seconds: Laredo Kid, Konnan
5) Alan Stone, Intocable, Super Calo vs Decnnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido [cage, hair]
* seconds: Chris Stone, Guapito
6) Zorro vs Cibernetico, Mesias [AAA HEAVY]

very very tenative projected air date
Mexico: 12/16 and 12/23/07?
US: 01/05 and 01/12/08?

Okay, someone loves multi team matches a little too much. Gotta get everyone on the card!(!!!!!!!) The show is subtitled “Night of Champions”, which is why belts I’ve long considered dead are back alive here.

The main event does not give away the 11/11 title match (asusming there is one) – well played.

Chris Stone is now on the same level as Guapito. Actually, I think that’s more of an insult to Guapito. I don’t mind the alteration to get a slightly different match.

You know, what with the Japan flag and the Oriental Eagle nickname and the music that screams “TOKYO!”, I had this weird idea Kenzo Suzuki was Japanesse. Apparently, if that title match is going to happen, he’s Mexican. I was also thinking the other day that AAA was doing as many cage matches as they did bull terrier matches last year and was at least happy we didn’t get any more of those. Ha, no!

I guess Familia de Tijuna isn’t dead after all (so far.) Jack Evans and Tedd Hart, besides being Canadians with high profiles in the US indy scene, are listed here as “LX”. Maybe it’s supposed to be WSX?

Fabi and Billy have issues with all other three teams in the mixed tag match, so it kinda works. I would’ve much rather seen the straight tag they’ve been building to and then do Mari/Gran later on, but I can accept it. The great news is Gran Apache being scheduled to work a match. We can only hope it means he’s feeling much better.

Sect going from being in the main event to the opener, though it would seem to be a pretty fun match. Given the theme of the night, it’s a bit surprising they didn’t add Espiritu and Pegasso (or Nemesis) and do an Atomicos title match too.

Announced Future Tapings
– none

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10/31: Leon, Puebla, GDL

Coliseo results haven’t turned up yet, but Ovaciones mentioned Mini Black Warrior made an unscheduled debut. He replaced Mini Mr. Aguila on the rudo side, so I can definitively say he’s not Mini Halloween or Mini Damian.

Santo, Rayo, Super Muneco, Mascara Sagrado and Hijo de Cien Caras were on a TV show, talking about the Santo mask tournament. I guess maybe Hijo de Cien Caras is in the tournament now?

CMLL (MON) 10/29 Domo de la Feria de Leon AM.com.mx
2) Fabian el Gitano, Leono, Tony Rivera b Euforia, Texano Jr., Virus
3) Mistico & Negro Casas b Heavy Metal, Rey Bucanero [Torneo de Parejas Bajio 2007, sf]
4) Atlantis & Averno DQ Hector Garza & Perro Aguayo Jr. [Torneo de Parejas Bajio 2007, sf]
5) Mistico & Negro Casas b Atlantis & Averno [Torneo de Parejas Bajio 2007, final]

Perros got caught yanking masks in the semifinal. Mistico and Negro won clean in the maine vent.

Among the decorations in the Historic Center of Mexico City for it’s Dia de la Muerte celebration will be giant cardboard luchadores. Santo, Blue Demon, Dr. Wagner, Huracan Ramiez, Black Shadow and referee Roberto Rangel will all be modeled, 10 feet tall. I hope someone takes a picture of this.

CMLL (MON) 10/29 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) Blue Center & the Tiger b Ares & Murcielago
2) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Fuerza Chicana, Siki Osama Jr., Toro Bill Sr.
3) Amapola, La Nazi, Medusa b Luna Magica, Marcela, Rosa Negra
4) Terrible, Villano III, Villano V b Felino, Sagrado, Valiente
5) Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Shocker b Black Warrior, Hijo de Lizmark, Ultimo Guerrero

Terrible snuck in a low blow on Sagrado in the semimain. Rudas won in straight falls, so Amapola will be getting her title shot at Marcela next week in this building. Toro Bill Sr. replaced Toro Bill Jr., who was out sick.

TWS (FRI) 11/02 Salon Sol, Cancun [Tortiluchas @ box y lucha]
1) Pegasso (Cancun) vs Rey Monarca
2) Black Butcher, Black Danger (Cancun), Deathman vs Corsario (Cancun), Fujitivo, Rey Pantera
3) Cachorro Sr. & Chucky (Cancun) vs Bronco (Cancun) & Jungla Verde
4) Astro Negro, Rey Tigre, Vaquero de Oro vs Cachorro Jr., Corsario Jr., Leon Rojo Jr.

That’s CMLL’s Rey Tigre going back to Cancun.

CMLL (SUN) 11/04 Arean Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Golden & Thunder Boy vs Destroyer (Guadalajara) & Milenio
2) Idolo & Nube Roja vs Guero Loco & Valentin Mayo
3) Gallo, Mach 1, Metalik vs Angel Blanco, Infierno, Toxcio
4) La Mascara, Leon Blanco, Sombra vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico
5) Dos Caras Jr. vs Texano Jr. [CMLL HEAVY]

Main event title match is in place of a trios match announced in box y lucha (which included both the guys.)

CMLL (TUE) 11/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Casanova vs Fraile de la Muerte
2) Carlo Roggi vs Evola
3) Lider vs Destroyer (Guadalajara)
4) Oro II vs Mr. Trueno
5) Magnum vs Malefico
6) Gallo, Maximo, Rayman vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico
7) Negro Casas & Rey Bucanero vs Black Warrior & Ultimo Guerrero

There are some great looking teaser posters for tomorrow’s IWRG Castle of Terror show. Naturally, IWRG’s own website doesn’t have them.

SuperLuchas #236 has Tinieblas Sr. teasing a mask match with his son (though it reads more like “if someone want to pay us, we’ll be more than happy to.”)

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Tuesday Coliseos going on hiatus, Sunday Coliseos to follow in December

Medio Tiempo clears up the Coliseo closure story. After tonight’s show, all Tuesday Coliseo events will be at Arena Mexico. Sunday Coliseo will continue for another month, but also move to Arena Mexico starting 12/02. From 12/02 to “Janurary” (no date specified), all the weekly stuff will be in Arena Mexico. Once road construction finishes in January of ’08, everything goes back to the normal schedule.

This easily explains why they’re running Friday Arena Mexico all winter; CMLL didn’t really have an option to do otherwise.

Best I can figure, CMLL had three choices on how to handle the construction issues (which sound out of their control)

1) stop running the Coliseo shows for the time being
– that’d be a lot of lost income, promised dates, experience

2) find another small location to run the show
– I have no idea if this is a possibility

3) just run the events in Arena Mexico
– gotta figure they’re going to close off everything but floor seating to save on costs.

3 makes the most sense to me – why pay for an arena when you already have one, though you’d think they just pull Tuesday shows during December since they’re not exactly must have shows anyway. Tradition, I guess. It’s going to look quite goofy for a few months whenever someone takes a picture of the crowd. That reminds me

POSSIBLE UPSIDES
* people who haven’t gotten to wrestle Arena Mexico now get to! There’s normally some quite random people on the Christmas week cards who are now going to be thrilled, and maybe we’ll get some good stuff out it.
* empty looking crowd = less pointless crowd shots?
* pressure to book bigger cards, given all the room.

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11/11 AAA TV Lineup (Irapuato)

Previous: 10/18 (Aguascalientes), 10/20 (Orizaba, Veracruz), 10/26

AAA TV (SUN) 11/11 Instalaciones del Inforum de Irapuato
1) La Parkita, Mascarita Divina, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Histeria
2) Extreme Tiger, Halloween, Nicho el Millionario vs Cuervo, Escoria, Espiritu
3) Charly Manson & Chessman vs Electroshock & Zorro
4) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Super Calo vs Decnis, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
5) Brazo de Plata, Elegido, Super Fly vs Abismo Negro, Kenzo Suzuki, Ozz
6) Cibernetico vs Mesias [AAA HEAVY]
* La Parka Jr. and Konnan are seconds in the title match.

Projected Air Date
Mexico: 11/25
US: 12/15

The main event should be a title match, though it wasn’t listed as such where KrisZ saw it listed.

Looks like the Familia is being flipped to the tecnico side already, assuming they make this show. Nicho would have to travel from Indiana (well, more likely O’Haire) to Irapuato in one day, which sounds tricky.

I thought this was Porky’s first TV appearance since TripleMania, but he did appear in the Pena Memorial gauntlet match. He seems to be among the guys who’ve been phased out this year.

They really shouldn’t be advertising Abismo at this point. Even if you’re absolutely sure he’s going to be there, put a question mark there and let people be surprised if he shows up 9and if he doesn’t, Histeria fills in and everyone’s fine with that.)

This will be the third straight TV taping with Guapos vs Grecos.

(tentative) Upcoming Tapings
11/15 Xalapa
11/19 Domo de la Feria, Leon
11/30 Centro de Convenciones de Ciudad Madero
maybe one more taping in December?

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11/10 kinda local kinda lucha show

There’s quite the wacky NWA Pro/NWA Midwest at the Hammond Civic Center in Indiana on 11/10.

lineup
1) Rasche the Skullkrusher vs Tyler Black [NWA HEARTLAND]
2) Jay Ryan vs The Metal Masher [NWA MIDWEST HEAVY]
3) U-Gene vs Jason Dukes
4) Cassandro & a Mini vs Black Tiger IV & a Mini
5) Adam Pearce vs Sean Waltman [NWA HEAVY]
6) Karl Anderson & vs Los Luchas [NWA TAG]
7) Felino, Angel Blanco vs Cobra II, Magno
8) El Dandy vs Rocky Romero
9) Blue Demon Jr., La Park vs Nicho, Atlantis

Let me say I try to avoid the state of Indiana whenever possible, but I will attempt to make that trip to see El Dandy versus Rocky Romero. I would also be amused by the main event if I believed it would occur as listed.

Tickets are up on ticketmaster – $40 for ringside seems a bit steep, but you are getting 9 matches. Show starts at 7pm on a Saturday, but looks to be long enough make it to Sunday.

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10/30: Coliseo to be closed for a month?, Tijuana, Monterrey, Park puts up mask

Ovaciones has this newsbit:

Por las obras que se realizan sobre la calle de Perú, en el Centro Histórico, la Arena Coliseo cerrará sus puertas y a partir del 6 de noviembre las funciones de martes se trasladarán a la Arena México, mientras que los domingos será a partir del 2 de diciembre.

and google is not a lot of help parsing the grammar of run on sentences. (People unfortunate to have to translate this blog into Spanish know this well.) It’s been rumored on lucha boards this week that CMLL was going to stop running Arena Coliseo, and that appears to be the news here. If I’m understanding correctly, CMLL will be running the Tuesday and Sunday shows at Arena Mexico for the month of November (starting Tuesday 11/06, ending Sunday 12/02) due to road construction in front of Arena Coliseo. This reads like a situation out of CMLL’s hands, but there are going to be some very empty looking buildings for those Tuesday Coliseo shows.

Naturally, CMLL has nothing about this on their site. Maybe tommorow, since tonight would be the last Tuesday Coliseo show for some time.

Arturo Rivera says El Fantasma will be taking Canek’s place in the Santo show. (Six more spots to fix.) They’re negotiating with Televisa to get the show on TV.

Mascarita Dorada will debut in Arena Mexico next Friday.

indy (FRI) 10/26 Auditorio de Tijuana [PANCHO.CACHONDO @ Satanico’s mansion]
4) Hijo de Kendo L Hijo de Rey Misterio, Angel Negro Jr., Kiss Jr., Bobby Lee Jr., Black Shadow Jr., Hijo del Faraon [cage, mask]

Hijo de Kendo is Mario Ortiz from Tijuana.

indy (SUN) 10/28 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) La Bandida b Paty Rey
2) Chakos & Hijo de Trueno b Abogado del Diablo & Azteca Warrior
3) Androide & Mr. Secuestro b Ejecutor & Errante Solitario
4) Angel Amor & Casanova b Gavilan Negro & Maldito
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mano Negra b Super Astro & Ultraman Jr.

CMLL (THU) 11/01 Arena Isbael de Cuervanaca [Dark Atlantis @ box y lucha]
1) Mascara Purpura vs Sangre Azteca [MEX WELTER]
2) LA Park vs Mascara Ano 2000 [hair, mask]

Luchas 2000 #392 teases Santo vs Pentagon Black and Rayo Jr. returning to CMLL. I was afraid of that.

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