AAA on Televisa: 2016-07-16 

Fenix's head remained attached
Fenix’s head remained attached

Recapped: 07/28/2016

What happened: Brian Cage defeated Texano & Wagner, then took the heavyweight belt for himself. Fenix won a title shot at Hijo del Fantasma. Zorro attacked Fenix for unclear reasons. Los Fronterizos attacked Los Perros del Mal. (Those last three plots all appear to be dropped by the time I’ve posted this.)

What was good:  The Fenix/Drago/Aerostar three way match falls apart with Aerostar’s quick injury. They make something out of it, though it’s not what you (or they) would’ve hoped for. Main event was good and actually told a story with the results.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and AAA’s channel, and there’s handhelds of the last two matches.

Previously: Pentagon Jr. won the Latin American championship. The match is shown simply as Pentagon winning clean with the double stomp…

…but the show starts off with airing that same match, edited down to about 6 minutes. Pagano’s interference is shown this time. Read More

AAA on Televisa: 2016-07-09 

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trying to call a match and Pentagon’s in your lap

Recapped: 07/16/2016

What happened: Pentagon Jr. won the Latin American championship from Psycho Clown when Pagano ran in. Bestia 666 return as a member of Los Fronterizos and cheated Hector Garza. Gran Apache still hates Venum.

What was good: I liked the main event, even with obvious flaws. First match will look much better as a highlight package than it did as a match.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel and my channel. Read More

AAA on Televisa: 2016-07-02

still not sure how Psycho took the worst of this
still not sure how Psycho took the worst of this

Recapped: 07/10/2016

What happened: Pagano beat Psycho Clown again. Pentagon Jr. (winning a three way tag match) and Dr. Wagner (beating Mesias) won title shots in underwhelming fashion.

What was good: I liked the trios title match and didn’t have a lot of time for the rest.

Where can I watch it: It’s all on AAA’s channel, including exclusive matches.

Mesias starts the show of the ring for general Trump praising and crowd criticizing. It turns out that Dr. Wagner is just like all these ugly people. They prompt the crowd to cheer for Wagner, and they do! And then Wagner comes out a beat late. Wagner playing to the crowd goes longer than Mesias’ promo, of course. Wagner’s wearing an open chin mask, exposing a gray beard which makes him seem much older than usual. Wagner’s microphone has some annoying feedback, but the point he gets around to is he’s going to reclaim the heavyweight belt at TripleMania. Mesias explains all the ways he’s better than Wagner and challenges Wagner to fight now. Wagner is OK with that idea, but the security (who’ve been hovering around Wagner since he came out) stop him. One edit later, Wagner is gone and Mesias finishes his promo. Read More

AAA on Televisa: 2016-06-18 

Pentagon makes his own stepladder
Pentagon makes his own stepstool

Recapped: 06/24/2016

What happened: Pagano stole a win, though cleanly, by pinning both Pentagon and Psycho Clown after they had taken each other out via superplex thru a table. Gran Apahce still doesn’t like Venum. Los Fronterizos picked up a win.

What was good: I like the opener. The rest of the show wasn’t bad, but you could safely skip this week.

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

Previously: Hernandez & Mesias cheated to beat Wagner & Texano. Drago, Bengala, Aerostar won a trios title shot, but it was really more about the tag title match that isn’t happening (yet).

Show starts with Psycho Clown in the ring. Psycho notes that he lost to Pagano last time, but it’ll be different this time. Pagano sneaks out while his video is playing and gently hits Psycho Clown with a bat. Pentagon rushes in and superkick Pagano, then attacks Psycho Clown while he’s at it. (Camera people are missing plenty of shots here.) They as a three way, not really selling much, until the security decided we’ve seen enough. This takes a while to settle down. Read More

AAA on Televisa: 2016-06-11 

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hot takes dot gif

Recapped: 06/11/2016

What happened: Nothing too important. Drago, Aerostar, and Bengala (replacing Fenix) got a trios title shot, but this was played down compared to the Apaches demanding a tag title shot and not getting it. That’s not advancing. The Trump Team cheated and beat Texano, who wants a match with them, but that’s also not advancing.

What was good: Nothing. I was disappointed by the trios match, which wasn’t much. Main event was the best match but not a recommendation.

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

AAA on Televisa: 2016-06-04 

AAA in 2016
AAA in 2016

Recapped: 06/11/2016

What happened: Psycho Clown won a spot on the Lucha World Cup team (which had already started the day before this episode aired.) He then lost to Pagano in the main event. Los Perros and Nicho cost each other matches.

What was good: Nothing. If you haven’t seen Pagano and want to see what he’s about, I supposed to the main event is good for that. Otherwise, skip this show.

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

AAA on Televisa: 2016-05-28 

bull god Taurus
bull god Taurus

Recapped: 06/04/2016

What happened: Texano & La Parka worked together in the main event and made saves for each other, but still aren’t friends. (Texano has seemingly is now using a spinning side slam for his finish instead of the sit down powerbomb.) Hernandez returned as member of Team Trump, though he didn’t wear the shirt. Averno & Chessman kept the tag team titles over Argenis & Suicide by DQ. They offered an open challenge, the Apaches asked for it, and Averno refused.

What was good: Nothing. I wouldn’t be watching this show right now if I didn’t know that a) people who aren’t around now may be back later on, b) the show is bound to get better at some point, if by random chance than for no other reason and c) I wanted to have some context of what was going on by then. But this was a really lousy show among a stretch of them, and AAA’s goal seem to be something other than “put on a good wrestling show.” It will get better but it’s going to require some patience.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and AAA’s channel. Read More

AAA on Televisa: 2016-05-21 

Violence
Violence

Recapped: 06/02/2016

What happened: Los Perros got the better of Los Fronterizos, sending them all out of the building in ambulance after costing them the main event. Pentagon Jr. won a spot on the Lucha World Cup team.

What was good: I liked the opener, but the rest of the show didn’t work for me.

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

AAA on Televisa: 2016-05-14

Australian Suicide airbone
Australian Suicide airbone

Recapped: 05/24/2016

What happened: Texano Jr. qualified for the Lucha World Cup. Argenis & Suicide were momentarily tag team champions before the finish was overturned. Mesias beat Parka, and Texano wants a hair match with Mesias.

What was good: I enjoyed the tag title match. The three way would be good in highlights. The main event was not good.

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

AAA on Televisa: 2016-05-07 

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Recapped: 05/22/2016

What happened: Not much? Some Lucha World Cup announcements were made. La Frontera won their debut. Xinetez were dominant over their opponents. This turned out to be Octagon Jr.’s farewell match, and understandably so.

What was good: The women’s tag was entertaining.

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