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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read More

AAA on Televisa: 2016-02-06 

Suicide wins via near Suicide
Suicide wins via near Suicide

Recapped: 02/06/2016
This is Guerra de Titanes part 2, taped 2016-01-22 in Mexico City.

What happened: Cuervo, Scoria and Zorro are the new AAA trios champions. Suicide got another win over Daga. Rey de Reyes was announced for March 11th in Tampico.

What was good: I really liked the Jack/Fenix/Suicide vs Daga/Fly/Parka trios. I could take or leave the rest.

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

AAA on Televisa: 2016-01-30 

all the splashes
all the splashes

Recapped: 02/04/16
Part one of Guerra de Titanes (01/22/2016, in Mexico City)

What happened: Dr. Wagner had a choice between getting a Mega Championship match and kicking Psycho Clown in the head. He decided to kick Psycho Clown in the head.

Joe Lider helped Averno & Chessman win the vacant tag titles, then immediately explained he didn’t want them to have the tag team titles. He declared his team with Pentagon was the best. Averno Chessman attacked him, but were attacked by La Sociedad.

Mesias, Averno and Chessman are out of La Sociedad. (It would make some sense if they were now all allied, but that didn’t appear to be going on.)

What was good: I liked parts of the tag title match, but it’s a reach.

Where can I watch it: It’s on plenty of places, including on AAA’s channel.

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AAA on Televisa: 2016-01-23 

this looks good every time Fenix does it
this looks good every time Fenix does it

Recapped: 1/30/2016
Arena Neza, 12/05/2015 

What happened: Nothing that you couldn’t have missed. Rey Mysterio was unable to wrestle in the main event, still got in a 619 before being helped to the back. That might be his last appearance in AAA; it definitely is for the time being. Blue Demon replaced Misterio and the tecnicos won a quick main event. The other two matches were unnoteworthy.

What was good: I liked the opener, but there’s nothing special on this show.

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

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AAA on Televisa: 2016-01-16 

Suicide crushed

Recapped: 01/16/16

What happened: Los Perros del Mal beat everyone up, with Daga demanding an apuesta match with Australian Suicide. La Secta & Zorro rebounded to get their first win as a team.

The show also promoted the three Guerra de Titanes matches with a title involved. The matches on the show felt very disconnected to the card (and anything, really.)

What was good: The first two matches were fun and worth watching.

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

The episode features promos for Guerra de Titanes that lists the matches (though they appear to be too new for the voice over to actually name them.) Read More

AAA on Televisa: 2015 Holiday Season episodes

AAA on Televisa: 2015 Holiday Season episodes

What happened: Nothing! This was the usual holiday break, extended out an extra week. This recap is equally a place filler, just so I can remember they spent four full weeks on filler material this time.

Where can I watch it: All the shows are on AAA’s YouTube channel, but some of the matches are edited and you’re best off going back to the original show whenever possible

The December 19th AAA show was a tribute to Perro Aguayo Jr. Matches shown

  • 2012-02-23: Juventud Guerrero, Perro Aguayo Jr., Mascara Ano 2000, and Cibernetico in a Rey de Reyes qualifier

  • 2012-03-18: Jack Evans vs LA Park vs Hector Garza vs Jack Evans, Rey de Reyes final

  • 2013-06-16: Cibernetico vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo, hair vs hair

  • 2015-02-18: Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Myzteziz

There were also holiday/Perro remembrance bumpers with Averno & Chessman, Electroshock (airing twice?), Dinasita (who’s attacked by the mini rudos), Mini Charly Manson, Mini Charly and Mini Abismo as a group (attacked by Dinastia and Octagoncito), and Villano IV. Most of the group, and a few others, join in for the closing Feliz Navidad

The December 26h AAA show was a look back at the Lucha World Cup. It appeared to be the same exact look back as had aired earlier this year, only with the addition of holiday messages from El Apache, Faby Apache and Electroshock. This meant the bit where Jeff Jarrett, Brian Cage, Averno and Johnny Mundo attacked Myzteziz, Rey Misterio and Alberto el Patron was back on AAA TV, after mysteriously being removed from their YouTube channel previously.

The January 1st AAA show was the first part of a look at the best of 2015. Matches shown:

  • 2015-06-14: Alas de Oro

  • 2015-06-14: Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria vs Jack Evans & Angelico in a cage match

  • 2015-08-09: Rey Misterio vs Myzteziz

  • 2015-10-04: Copa Antonio Pena

Goya Kong, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Abismo and Mini Psycho Clown as a group, Nino Hamburguesa & Taurus handled the holiday promos. There were also video clips talking about Texano winning Rey de Reyes, Rey Mysterio returning to AAA, the Dream Team winning the first Lucha World Cup, AAA’s charity work, Tropicasas’s Hall of Fame induction.

The January 8th AAA show continued the Best of AAA theme

  • 2015-11-15: Dinastia (c) vs Mini Abismo Negro for the AAA Minis Championship

  • 2015-06-14: Alas de Oro – joined in progress

  • 2015-10-04: Garza Jr., Psycho Clown, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Hijo del Fantasma, Myzteziz, Texano Jr.

  • 2015-10-04: Angélico & Jack Evans vs Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr. © and Daga & Steve Pain [AAA TAG]

  • 2015-10-04: El Patrón Alberto © vs Johnny Mundo for the AAA Heavyweight Championship

It seems notable AAA aired matches which featured both Alberto and Myzteziz; either they didn’t think they had enough Best of material without them, or they didn’t think showing guys who won’t be around any more was an issue. It’s hard not to notice not just those big names, but no one bigger than Electroshock or Taurus is shown in new material for this entire month. (It’s likely these were just the people who happened to be available on that day.)

Taurus, Chessman, Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Electroshock spoke in the inbetween segments. A short video on the lucha libre exhibit is also shown.

This show is the first to promote Guerra de Titanes by name, though not by announcing any matches. Previous shows had just mentioned a taping and a date, but not given it the name. The vignettes on this show were from a production room, instead of in front of a Christmas tree as previous ones. It seems like a way not date them as much, though Monster Clown is still wearing his Santa cap.