taped 2011-07-09 @ Auditorio Benito Juarez de Veracruz
Posts Tagged AAA TV Recap
taped 2011-06-30 @ Auditorio Municipal Tizayuca, Hidalgo
Sexy Star, Tigre Cota, Yuriko vs Cinthia Moreno, Drago, Pasion Kristal: felt more like Pasion Kristal showcase than a Drago one. Kristal impressed as someone who could do flips, not so much as an exotico. They really should’ve treated Drago like he was above this – he came off as another guy.
Cuervo, La Parka Jr., Ozz vs Billy Boy, Charly Manson, Escoria: Clipped up too much to be a decent match, though I’m not sure there was one here underneath. Some good sequences but not a good string of them. They seemed to be wanting to get over Charly’s punch as a deadly move, which sure seems to be in poor taste but now is mostly irrelevant.
Chessman, Silver Kain, Último Gladiador vs Electroshock, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario: the match was mostly the non-weapons version of the match they’ve been doing a lot of before TripleMania, a bit shorter than usual. I guess the Maniacos are easy to beat now? The Nicho storyline is a lot more tolerable as long as you don’t treat it like it’s supposed to be a ‘shoot’ – and I’ not even quite sure it’s meant to be that one. Nicho is totally sympathetic, being suspended for an arbitrary rule that only seemed to exist for one show (Taboo running in here!) and suffering a cruel punishment for it. The way everyone reacted to him, I’m thinking he’s not supposed to be the sympathetic técnico, but that’s a problem for another day.
Dr. Wagner Jr., Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans vs Damián 666, Halloween, X-Fly: The new trios champions lost in their first match! That seems just about right. Everything looked good. Match was fine, but didn’t feel like a TV main event – there was no real storyline to it, it just happened and now we’ll never talk about it again (because the trios champions lost).
taped 2011-06-18 @ Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City
Just a couple general thoughts: the look of the show was good, but the production of this show was not very good. It took them about seven matches to get something simple like the microphone levels right, it really should’ve taken them about two minutes and there’s no reason for there to be a buzzing noise for two matches. I lost track of how many spots were completely missed. They always could find the action on the replay, which means they had enough cameras and the cameramen themselves were getting the right shots, but whoever was choosing between the shots was making the wrong choice time after time. This is not a new thing for AAA – it’s an old trademark – but it’s something they have not been doing on TV late, which really stuck when I saw it here. This all points towards this being a Televisa issue and not an AAA one, but it made the PPV less enjoyable to watch than it probably was live.
Also, I understand the importance of tradition and continuity, but at some point you’ve got to put more emphasis on the best show for the fans. I’m thrilled Arturo Rivera is out of the hospital and appears to be doing better, but he was in no vocal shape to be out at the announce both for four hours. One match would’ve been fine. I want to say the same about Octagon, but this was a very casual fan dominated audience, and he was still a star to this crew because they smartly had him work a minute and get out.
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