Billy el Malo & Escoria vs Argos & Semental: Good match. The audio weirdness detracted a little bit; the crowd seems into it enough to do chants at the proper times, but there was no ambient noise except for the really loud ring, making it feel more like a match in empty arena or a barely attended indy show and not a seemingly packed Toluca crowd. Argos was fine as a rudo, and had less trouble than his AAA técnico appearances. This felt like an opening card match and not one where guys were going any place bigger than this, but it was good for an opener.
Dr. Wagner Jr. & Drago vs Halloween & Octagón: A match of people clowning around, and occasionally wrestling. The majority of the people involved in this one were not into it, and it was an un-pleasurable television watching experience. If this finish isn’t really going to matter – and it didn’t because Consejo was there to make us ignore it – then there’s no reason to do a foul and a chair shot to the head. This was a match better of not occurring.
La Braza & Pimpinela Escarlata vs Pasion Kristal & Yuriko: Bad. Braza is normally poor, and Pasion Cristal and Yuriko were screwing up things all over the place. Pimpinela was way above the rest of this, but that’s not saying that much. Maybe they shouldn’t be putting the exoticos on TV if this is what they’re going to be doing.
Daga, Fenix, Gran Apache vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro: Good until the last minute or so, where 911 and Apache did not seem to be in the same book. They got the finish, and it was neat to see the Oficials win (clean, they don’t even do that in IWRG), but there was nothing otherwise about the match that made them look like a great team for people who had never seen them. AAA’s team got in a lot of offense, Oficials were missing the teamwork spots.
Cuervo & Ozz vs Chessman & Último Gladiador [AJPW TAG]: Nothing but turn taking doing moves, the whole way. Not really done at the speed to make it worked, way too slow for that. This match left the me cold, and the crowd didn’t seem to get into it – it never built to anything, it was just stuff happening until a conclusion. This AJPW title bit hasn’t meant a single thing in AAA.
Héctor Garza vs Heavy Metal, Toscano, Joe Lider in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament semifinal match: I liked this match more that everything before it; the four way worked as far making this an interesting match. I usually have problems with everyone in this match (referee included) but it melded together well. I have no problem with Heavy Metal losing to his own hold (on a night he was honored, even), but he did look far more lucid here than his previous time thru. Always a nice sign. Garza biting Sombra’s finish is sure an peculiar choice – he should’ve picked one of his better ones!