AAA on Televisa: 2016-04-16 

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Bengala 2.0

Recapped: 04/16/2016

What happened: La Parka beat Texano cleanly in the main event. Cage & Mesias, new Trump buddies who were justifiably upset about that ludicrous result, destroyed Texano and gave him a martinete. A new Bengala debuts, though we’re supposed to be under the impression it’s the same Bengala and a new Ricky Marvin (who really is supposed to be part of a maybe named Averno/Chessman faction.) Venum and Apache have issues, but they didn’t go anywhere.

What was good: First two matches had some good moments. Main event was an angle and not a well done one.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel.

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AAA on Televisa: 2016-04-09  (Rey de Reyes Part 2)

this show in one GIF
this show in one GIF

Recapped: 04/10/2016

What happened: Xinetez are the trios champions. Dr. Wagner defeated Psycho Clown (via foul, but made sure to get in a Wagner Driver after that.) Pentagon won the Rey de Reyes in the least convincing manner possible, then the Perros del Mal were attacked by La Familia de Tijuana & Pagano.

What was good: The trios match was good I guess, but a show where Fenix and Psycho Clown lose and Pentagon Jr. is made to look like a joke is a pretty dispiriting way to spend 80 minutes. Maybe take a long walk instead of watching.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel and will be on mine soon enough. If you are going to watch it, I’d recommend checking out the +LuchaTV clips of the main event, because it looks like they edited out a chunk of high spots from Psycho/Wagner.

Fantasma’s in the open, but so is Goya Kong so I guess that doesn’t mean much. The bit where they try to find former Rey de Reyes to sell the history of this is nice.

Hype for Brian Cage returning airs during the show. (more…)

AAA on Televisa: 2016-04-02 (Rey de Reyes part 1)

everyone lived
everyone lived

Recapped: 04/02/16

What happened: Texano, as a pseudo-tecnico, won the heavyweight championship. Averno & Chessman retained the tag team championship.

What was good: The TLC match was the best match on the show. The heavyweight match was alright but the context hurt it.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel.

It may be meaningless, but Hijo del Fantasma is still in the open for this show. Upcoming show plugs include Wagner/Psycho for DF.

The show begins with an in-ring tribute to Perro Aguayo, with a giant picture of him, flowers, and the Perros del Mal. (All five, with Kahn Del Mal.) Pentagon dedicates Rey de Reyes to Perro. Everyone gets a chance to talk. Most of the roster comes out the ring, many in Perros tribute shirts come out for a moment of applause. Ayako Hamada appears to be part of the group. Some wrestlers (Mini Psycho Clown) wear normal Perros del Mal shrits during the show, and staff members are wearing a “Staff del Mal” shirt.

Match 1: Faby Apache, Máscarita Sagrada, Octagón Jr., Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown, Taurus, Taya
Plaza de Toros Monumental El Paseo, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, 03/23/2016 
Video: +LuchaTVluchalibreaaatv (more…)

AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-26

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triple dive

Recapped: 03/27/2016

What happened: Dr. Wagner got the better of Psycho Clown again and wants a title match. Mesias and Texano argued a bit. Villano, Parka and Pentagon didn’t get along going into Rey de Reyes. Ricky Marvin returned (?) as a rudo, lost, and was no help when Chessman & Averno got beat up by the Perros del Mal post match.

What was good: I liked the second match. Skip the rest.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel.

Previously: Octagon Jr. debuted, lost to Pentagon. Xinetez beat Psycho Circus. Mesias won the bull terrier match.

Match 1: Dinastía, Faby Apache, Niño Hamburguesa vs El Apache, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya
Arena Naucalpan, 03/11/2016
 
Video:
 Lucha Libre AAA

Winner: técnicos (Hamburgues splash on Mini Psycho & El Apache)
Match Time: 6:56
Notes: This match did not air on the national broadcast. Faby challenges Taya to a title match right there. Taya just insults Faby and runs.

Review: [ok] Even shorter than last week’s match – shorter than the time listed, because the first minutes was the rudos annoying the técnicos by not fighting – but less comedy and more action. It’s still nothing you need to see and it totally took me off guard how short. (It’s so much shorter than usual that it’s clearly edited a bunch, and there’s other hints of that as well.) I’m not sure I would’ve gotten more out of it with more time, so I’m not even sure what I’m talking about.

Faby dive
Faby dive

Match 2: Drago, Fénix, Octagón Jr. vs Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin
Arena Naucalpan, 03/11/2016
 
Video:
 thecubsfan, Lucha Libre AAA, +LuchaTV

Winner: técnicos (Fenix bodyscissors cradle Averno)
Match Time: 11:08
Notes: Marvin, “returning”, is wearing the same D’LE TAT shirt Averno’s been working since the Hell Brothers no longer existed in AAA. Averno has that shirt and his belt. Chessman does not have the shirt. Los Perros del Mal (no Lider, but Kahn getting physically involved) attack Avenro & Chessman after the match, with Ricky Marvin and the técnicos just vanishing thru the power of editing. Daga declares the Rey de Reyes is the Perros del Mal, and they’ll be taking the tag team titles

Review: [good] so sad for Averno – he finally connects on the swandive headbutt, naturally he thinks he’s going to win, and then Ricky blows it for them. I hope he made Marvin give back the shirt. This felt like a match which could’ve been a lot more with more time. The opening and the rudo sections felt rushed to get to the late part of the match, but I liked enough of the late part to give in a strong grade. Marvin wasn’t here to do much beside take the técnicos best shots, but he was up for a reverse huracanrana among other things, and looked better as Marvin than he had of late as Bengala. Crowd had much less problem with Octagon Jr. away from Pentagon JR.

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inverted huracanrana
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they actually landed the headbutts! and still lost

Match 3: Garza Jr., Jack Evans, La Parka vs Pentagón Jr., Taurus, Villano IV
Arena Naucalpan, 03/11/2016
 
Video:
 +LuchaTV, thecubsfan, Lucha Libre AAA

Winner: técnicos (Garza springboard moonsault Taurus)
Match Time: 14:31
Notes: Villano and Pentagon jumped Taurus, but started to have problems with each other after the técnicos made their comeback. Pentagon attacked Parka after the finish, and told both Parka and Villano he was winning at Rey de Reyes, and randomly said he was taking Jack Evans hair next. The Jack challenge just seemed thrown out there with not much to it.

Review: [ok] This was the opposite of the last match, really slowing down after the first half and dragging a bit thru the one on ones. Garza and Parka were really over with this crowd, before even doing anything. (This is a good thing, they weren’t doing much which would’ve impressed.) Garza pinning Taurus and it being immediately ignored to do Rey de Reyes promos makes one wonder why the finish didn’t set up Rey de Reyes, or how much AAA is even thinking about any of this stuff.

not sure about these
not sure about these
Don't fool around with Pentagon
Don’t fool around with Pentagon

Noti AAA

  • AAA medals
  • weird Xinetez vignettes with marching military men – are they supposed to be fascists?
  • Pentagon Jr. says he’s not concerned about his Rey de Reyes opponents, because he’s going to be winner
  • Texano Jr. says he was the best heavyweight champion in the history of AAA and he’ll be champ again

Match 4: Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Texano Jr.
Arena Naucalpan, 03/11/2016
 
Video:
 thecubsfan, Lucha Libre AAA, +LuchaTV

Winner: rudos (Dr. Wagner Wagner Driver Psycho Clown)
Match Time: 14:19
Notes: Rudos jump técnicos again. They forget to blow the opening whistle. Psycho rips up Wanger’s mask, Wagner wears a black mask under it for a while, then later has a third new mask. It’s kind of amazing. Texano hits Mesias with the lasso once about 12 minutes in, and Mesias repays it with a not so accidental slap. They start fighting, which kills the crowd, and the Clowns take them out. Wagner tells Psycho he wants a title match. (Mesias and Texano argue in the background and then disappear.) Psycho tries to responds, Wagner attacks him and gets Psycho’s mask. The rest of the Psycho Circus are too slow.

Review: [ok] Technically OK match Felt like a house show Psycho Circus match, with a little extra emphasis on Wagner/Psycho, but a lot of things we’ve seen two hundred times. The last minute or so of Psycho/Wagner was good, but it took a lot of time to get there. Wagner winning completely clean is amazing given the hype for the match should be about Psycho Clown having a chance to win, and this is very clear that he does not. Mesias and Texano continued their role as secondary figures in all of this; there’s surely going to be a great story that’ll come out about this one day. Murder Clown’s decisions to sell and not sell seem to be completely random.

Psycho Dive
Psycho Dive

AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-19 

these guys are made for each other
these guys are made for each other

Recapped: 03/19/2016

What happened: Nothing really. Mesias won a pointless bull terrier match. The people in the top two matches on Rey de Reyes brawled with each other.

What was good: Nothing. The 2v2 tag match is the best on the show, but nothing as much as you’d expect from those guys. I hated the main event – the wrestling wasn’t much, but the storyline aggravated even more.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s YouTube channel. I’ve got the direct links i the recap.

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AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-12 

two for one
two for one

Recapped: 03/12/2016

What happened: Octagon Jr. debuted. This time, it’s the former Fireball/Flamita. He was set up as opponent to Pentagon Jr. and might have beat him with a normal referee, but Pentagon Jr. ended up defeating his rival and advancing to the final of Rey de Reyes.

Apache cost Venum the opener with a drink to the face. The Xinetez continued rolling with a win over Psycho Circus.

What was good: The opener and the main event were really fun. The middle match accomplished what it set out to do.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel. (more…)

AAA on Televisa: 2016-03-05 

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a really good camera angle choice on a lucha libre show!

Recapped: 03/05/2016
taped Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro, 02/19/2016 – part 2 of 2

What happened: La Parka advanced to the Rey de Reyes final. Apache cheated to beat Venom and hit him with a chair. That’s about it.

What was good: Opener was fun. You can skip the rest.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s YouTube channel. (more…)

AAA on Televisa: 2016-02-27

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El Año de Parka Negra

Recapped: 03/02/2016
taped in Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro, 02/19/2016 – part 1 of 2.

What happened: Pentagon Jr. retained the Mixed Tag Championship in a handicap match over Daga & Taya, after Australian Suicide & attacked Daga. Pentagon gave up the title after the match and the Perros seemed to be all friends again. Villano IV advanced in the Rey de Reyes for whatever reason.

What was good: Nothing. Opener was lesser than most recent trios. Main event was not fun. Rey de Reyes match was not worth watching.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel. (more…)

AAA on Televisa: 2016-02-20 

Aerostar reverse
Aerostar makes this look too easy

Recapped: 02/20/16

What happened: Fenix, Aerostar and Drago defeated the trios champions and asked for a title shot. They were told no. Joe Lider & Pentagon Jr., attempting to do the same with the tag team titles, instead loss. Pentagon blamed Lider for the loss and they came close to fighting.

ALSO, I managed to get the AAA recap up on the first weekday after it aired, a miracle. 

What was good: I enjoyed the minis match and the trios match.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s YouTube channel.

Previously: Taya & Daga challenged for a Mixed title shot, which put them in the sights of Pentagon Junior. Daga threw a chair very hard at Australian Suicide. Taya & Daga got that mixed title shot. Blue Demon Jr. got a spot on Rey de Reyes due to issues with Psycho & Demon. (more…)

AAA on Televisa: 2016-02-13

This spot should've lead to an four month Arena Coliseo Monterrey feud
This spot should’ve lead to an four month Arena Coliseo Monterrey feud

AAA on Televisa: 2016-02-13
taped Auditorio Bentio Juárez, Cuautitlán, Estado de México, 02/06/2016 
Recapped: 02/13/2016

What happened: Blue Demon Jr. advanced to the Rey de Reyes final, thanks to Psycho Clown/Dr. Wagner issues. Daga & Taya earned a mixed tag title match. Pentagon Jr. wasn’t angry about his (so called) allies challenging for his titles, but he said he’d beat them. Daga also broke open Suicide’s head.

What was good: I liked the opener and the mixed tag.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and AAA’s channel. (more…)