AAA TV (FRI) 07/03/2015 Expotampico, Tampico, Tamaulipas [AAA]
2) Goya Kong, Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito b Carta Brava Jr., Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie Goya Kong was the surprise luchadora. Hamburugesa Splash on Carta & Abismo
3) Dark Scoria, Dark Cuervo, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Bengala, Drago, El Elegido Scoria beat Elegido.
4) Hijo del Fantasma & Joe Lider b Angélico & Jack Evans Cuervno & Escoria cost Angelico & Jack the mach.
5) Cibernético & El Mesías b Monsther Clown & Murder Clown and Electroshock & Hijo de Pirata Morgan Cibernetico replaced Texano Jr., and his team got the win when Mesias beat Pirata with a top rope splash.
6) Averno b Myzteziz seconds were Argenis & Cibernetico. Mytzeziz told Averno prior to the match he’d have his respect if he could beat him cleanly. Averno told Myztzeziz and could unmake him. Averno did win and did break free of La Mistica, but won with a foul (and not cleanly.)
7) Blue Demon Jr. & Villano IV b Brian Cage & El Patrón Alberto Villano IV & Blue Demon won when Cage turned on Alberto and put him thru a table.
Air Date: 07/25 and 08/01 – so, just to be clear, this includes the show airing 8 days before TripleMania.
There are no matches announced for TripleMania, but we can make the same educated guesses on those matches as we could back when this card was announced. Something is happening with Cage & Alberto, something is happening with Avenro/Myzteziz and something is still happening with Angelico/Jack Evans and Scoria/Cuervo – we just don’t know what’s exactly happening with any of it, still.
Money was thrown in for Averno/Myzteziz.
I thought Steve Pain was at this taping, but it turns out Cuervo & Scoria with short hair are kind of tough to recognize.
Next taping is next Friday in Puebla. It could be the last taping until TripleMania, though I suspect we’ll know more after this week’s TV show.
Outside of Goya jumping, this was a pretty quiet taping. No TripleMania announcement, no real hint at any new Triplemania matches. A lot of existing feuds are brought up, but this seems more like a placekeeping show than one of the last few before the biggest show of the year. (Maybe it’s not.)
Texano’s injury was left pretty vague. It would seem like it had to occur in the last couple weeks, since they wouldn’t have moved him into the main event during the shuffle if they knew he was hurt, but it’s not clear when. Texano hasn’t been recorded as wrestling since June 1st and was strangely left off the Verano de Escandalo card (though he did do a run-in), so it could also be something he’s been working thru for a while. Not sure when he’ll be back, though it seems doubtful he’ll have any big role on TripleMania. The rudo side is really weak.
I wonder if Goya is Mascara 2000 Jr.’s mystery admirer?
This was the first of three straight weekends of taping. They’re taping again on Friday in Tampico.
AAA posted a new lineup for this show today, which probably means they’ll be hyping Mysterio’s appearance on this week’s TV. AAA usually doesn’t announce card changes – with Verano de Escandalo, they surely knew Kronos was out in advance but didn’t update – but adding Rey Mysterio is a supposed to sell some tickets and all the other changes just showed up with him.
Mysterio becoming the mystery guy in the main event is the biggest news, but lots of other shuffling going on. Fenix and Myzteziz ended Verano de Escandalo hurt and are both off the show now. Not sure if that’s the same issue with Pentagon and Argenis. The latter could just be adding Aerostar to face Super Fly again.
Chessman essentially gets added to the card to replace Kronos, with the semifinal trios match turned into a trios tag match. Electro & Pirata were already booked as only a tag team on the next two shows (which also have multiteam tag matches.)
Fenix and Pentagon are now not booked on any AAA TV announced taping, and that covers the next six weeks of shows. That might not all be injury, they may be missing the 07/10 show because they’re going on the trip to London, but it suggets there won’t be big plans for them going into TripleMania. (Whenever that is.)
AAA also reposted the 07/10 lineup, but there’s no changes to that lineup. The mystery person on 07/10 show is still listed as a mystery person, but likely is Laredo Kid.
Alas de Oro is worth the price of the show alone, unless you’re completely uninterested in the style. It’s better than last year’s TripleMania 10 way and the 10 way on Lucha Underground, even with Fenix’s injury (and he wasn’t the only one who was probably hurt.) There were so many things going on that it was hard to keep track of them, but it was about as good as you’re going to get with that style. Both Steve Pain and Laredo Kid shined in their debut. (Laredo’s name was actually listed on the prematch graphic, but it was up and down too quick to notice.) If anything, there was so much going on that it’s hard to remember few individual spots, just the overall feeling of amazement.
The cage match is also worth going out of your way to see. Like their TV match this week, it’s a brawl where Angelico & Jack work in a bit of their normal moves. They built in good drama even though it never quite seemed like La Secta were going to win.
The opener and the trios title match were about what they expected. Machine Rocker took a spectacular bump in the opener and it was surprising to see him to beat Elegido (especially in Monterrey.) They did a lot of stuff in the trios title match, some of which went well. It definitely would’ve been more coherent as a 3v3 match, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it. Parka Negra as a Holocausto member seemed to work well enough for them to keep doing it, but it wasn’t sure if that was the plan.
This could be a pivotal moment for the Psycho Circus. Psycho Clown challenging Chessman for the Latin American championship, if it actually happens, makes a lot of sense: it explains why it was important not to have Demon just win the title back, and it gives the title a chance to be the secondary title for the guys who aren’t in the world title picture but need wins to be ready to be part of it later on. (If Alberto is just going to be defending the heavyweight title about 3 times a year against a foreign menace, there’s a big gap to be filled.) Psycho Clown’s plateaued and even dropped down a little bit after TripleMania because of the influx of new names and being relegated back into the trios title picture, but a feud with Chessman might give him a spotlight again.
The title match was aggravating, but I think AAA would say it was intended to be aggravating. Alberto did a post show interview where Alberto declared he’ll leave AAA unless they give him Cage in a cage with hair (and maybe the title) on the line. That was their big angle for TripleMania. It just felt like the usual AAA Tiranates overbooking during the show. It left me not wanting not to see the match again, and just generally disappointing. There’s definitely reason to something to build a rematch, but they did so many different interference/Tirantes spots and it was just kind of absurd. Alberto was a superman who should’ve won nine times over, Tirantes was the guy getting all the heat, and Cage could’ve been Parka Negra or Machine Rocker for all he meant to the match – only he’s the guy they’re expecting the fans pay to see beat. There’s no real reason for Alberto to want a rematch, he won the match and nearly won it cleanly despite tremendous handicaps, but it’s happening because it’s happening.
Alberto also really needed to do that rematch promo during the show, so the whole thing wouldn’t have ended as flat. This was a quick moving AAA show, finishing under three hours, but the crowd seemed to lose energy after the title match and maybe that could’ve brought them back.
(The Tirantes heel ref stuff needs to go away, but it’s needed to go away for years and AAA’s just stubborn on that point. Can they at least change how they do it? Match would’ve been drastically improved by just having Piero start the match to start, and then Tirantes taking his place as the replacement referee when Piero gets taken out. AAA always does it where Tirantes cheats for the rudo, gets taken out and Piero is the second ref coming in. Just like how AAA always has the rudos do a billion cheap shots, none actually work, and then the finish is 10 seconds after someone’s finally thought to do a foul. Maybe try mixing it up a bit.)
The main event didn’t help. Rey’s entrance and gear was great, but the match itself felt like it had the intensity of a house show main event. It was going to have a hard time following the previous matches even if it was good, and it was a match with a lot of La Parka comedy instead. They did the briefest of teases of Mundo versus Rey after the match, but the Lucha World Cup also accomplished that. The idea probably was to get fans used to seeing Mundo by having him here, but he was so inconsequential to the match that it diminished the specialness of seeing him if you already knew who he was.
There was no mention of TripleMania in front of the crowd. No date, no location, no video just teasing the concept. It’s possible the show may have been meant to end with something like that (and it does read as if they expect to announce it this week.) It ended with a “poor signal” message instead. The feed itself declined in quality during the last hour of the show and the main event was bordering on unwatchable at times. The VOD for these shows has been simply a recording of the live broadcast on previous iPPV; hopefully they put up a cleaner version this time.
The recently elected governor of Nuevo Leon was at the show. They announced his presence while setting up the cage.
Next taping is 06/27 in Orizaba, with the Mini Psycho Clown/Dinastia title match. If it’s like their match here, it’ll be great. If it’s like the Heavyweight title match (and the last Dinastia title match was similarly filled with interference), then it’ll be a little disappointing.
AAA TV (FRI) 07/10/2015Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Puebla
1) Dinastía, Mini Drago, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
2) ? & Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava & Taya Valkyrie
3) ? & Argenis vs Daga & Steve Pain
4) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs Electroshock & Hijo de Pirata Morgan and Australian Suicide & Jack Evans and Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria
5) Aerostar, Drago, Myzteziz vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) El Patrón Alberto vs Brian Cage vsEl Mesías [bull terrier]
Air Date: 08/08 & 08/15
This is unexpected: they only just mentioned the existence of this show on AAA TV this week, and there’s a card out a month ahead of time. This is 3 tapings after the one this weekend (Verano de Escandalo) and may not air until after TripleMania. It also looks like it could be building up TripleMania. It’s hard to say, what with this not airing for two months and all.
Also unexpected is how often Alberto’s working AAA TV tapings. After missing out on Rey de Reyes, he’s going to work 9 of the next 11, facing Cage just about every time out. Mesias is added to the mix here. Mesias putting his hair up soon would make sense if the belief is he’ll be switching to Mil Muertes in Mexico sometime soon, but who knows. This is a post of me throwing up my hands and figuring it’ll all make more sense later.
Semimain would be really good if Holocausto can trap Cibernetico backstage again.
Fourth match combines two feuds (Circus/Holocausto and Jack/Anglieco stand-in Suicide vs Secta) unexpectedly.
Is this Steve Pain’s 3rd return? I’ve lost track. Perhaps the mystery person here is whoever is teaming with Myzteziz back in Orizaba on the 27th? The mystery luchador in the second match is surely the same person who keeps getting listed as a mystery person in the other shows.
This seems like it ought to be the last taping in July, since they’d be so far ahead this point – but It’d be odd to go 3+ weeks without a taping. Maybe one more late in the month that’s sort of lame duck? On the other hand, the next card to be announced might just be TripleMania. Either way, I’d expect it’ll be a while.
AAA TV (FRI) 07/03/2015 Expotampico, Tampico, Tamaulipas
1) El Guapo, El Patriarca, El Perro vs Arsenal, Baby Lover, Disturbio Dark match. Referee will be local Paco la Guavara.
2) ?, Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito vs Carta Brava Jr., Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
3) Bengala, Drago, El Elegido vs Dark Scoria, Dark Scoria, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
4) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma & Joe Lider
5) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs El Mesías & Texano Jr. and Electroshock & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [lumberjack]
6) Myzteziz vs Averno seconds will be Argenis & Cibernetico
7) Brian Cage & El Patrón Alberto vs Blue Demon Jr. & Villano IV
Air Date: 07/25 & 08/01
Those dates pushed back one week with World Cup airing. We still don’t have a TripleMania date (?!?!) but those air dates are getting to the point where AAA will probably have to announce a main event by the time the shows airs. This card has some nominees for that spot.
AAA’s tried hard with Cage, but he still doesn’t seem over enough to main event TripleMania, but Alberto getting the big win might work in a year where there’s no better match. Villano IV is a name from a couple eras ago and only wrestles a handful of times, but maybe a Blue Demon Jr. mask match might work in a year where there’s no better match. Averno versus Myzteziz in an apuesta match would’ve easily filled a big Mexico City building at one point in time, that time is past, but maybe it might work in a year where there’s no better match. Or maybe multiple ones of those or none of ’em.
There’s some other strange matches on this show which might be preludes to other stuff. Joe Lider makes a rare TV 2015 appearance against Angelico & Jack, who probably should be going after the tag titles after their feud wiht La Secta. The three way tag match is very random, but AAA’s teased a Psycho Clown/Holocausto title match all year and that might fit on TripleMania. The third match might resolve the strange Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. storyline. The segunda should include which ever luchadora is showing up the week prior.
There’s got to be one or two more tapings between now and TripleMania.
It’s the missing taping! Everything makes a little more sense now. It does confirm Verano is airing quickly after it takes place.
What’s not confirmed is half these matches. The semifinal is the easiest to decipher: AAA keeps listing luchador surprise in what should be Kronos’ spot. It’s hard to believe that’s an miscommunication if it’s happening for weeks. Maybe it’s just a name change (can they just use “Bane”?) but whatever is up should be clear by Verano de Escandalo.
The mystery spot in the opener is for a luchadora. The only two tecnica luchadoras who’ve been used this year are Keira. who’s seems unlikely to brought to Veracruz, and Faby Apache, who would be listed here if she was here. Expect something random, with the returns of Jennifer Blake or Ivelisse (if she’s healthy by this point) even possible.
The mystery spot in the main event is by far the most interesting. It’s a spot that requires a big name at a point in time that requires a big name. (Still no idea what the TripleMania match will be.) It’s someone to work across Mesias, since Myzteziz and Averno should be locked back up. I dunno.
The matches we do know look generally pretty good. Mini Psycho Clown and Dinastia have been really good in their lead up matches; if they get 8-10 minutes without a ton of interference, they’re going to have a great match. And the fourth match looks like it could be one of the best AAA trios matches of the year. This should be an interesting taping, both from matches and from storyline progression.
AAA TV (MON) 06/01/2015 Polyforum La Fe, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas[AAA]
1) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, La Hiedra, Parka Negra, Taya Valkyrie b El Elegido, Faby Apache, Perseus, Pimpinela Escarlata Peresus and La Hiedra, children of Sangre Chicana and local regulars, were added to the match (but aren’t in the official results)
2) Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria b Angélico & Jack Evans Laredo Kid & Mocho Cota Jr. seem to not have wrestled, though the AAA official results still list them. La Secta challenged Angelico & Jack to make the Verano de Escandalo cage match a hair match. Gueros del Cielo accepted.
3) El Mesías, Electroshock, Pentagón Jr. b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown Cibernetico appeared after the match to declare it would be his team – not Psycho Circus or Holocausto – to win the trios titles.
4) Averno, Chessman, Cibernético b Blue Demon Jr., La Parka, Myzteziz
5) Brian Cage & Texano Jr. b El Patrón Alberto & Fénix La Sociedad helped Cage beat Alberto, who left bloody.
Air Date: 06/13 and maybe 06/20?
Adding the hair stipulation to the cage match explains why it’s been featured so heavily on TV (and why Cuervo & Scoria were chosen for this role.) There are some audiences where the crowd would loudly be rooting against the Jack & Angelico team, but I think they’ll be okay in Monterrey.
Otherwise, place keeping show with all the rudos winning.
It looks like there’s something up with the TV schedule. As it is now, Verano de Escandalo would air 7 days later on TV, which is quicker than usually go. It looks like they’re taping Friday July 3rd in Tampico, but that date would mean they have to tape again before that show unless they make up an extra week there. Maybe these two tapings get combined over 3 weeks? Maybe the Lucha World Cup airs again as part of Sin Limite to take up a week?
AAA TV (SAT) 05/30/2015 Parque Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Reynosa, Tamaulipas[@doradafan, AAA, El Manana Reynosa]
1) Asterisco Jr., Komander, Magnifico, Rey Astral b Imagen De Oro, Imagen Ii,Maldicion, Rocker Boy Dark match.
2) Parka Negra & Taya Valkyrie b El Elegido & Faby Apache Pimpi & Hijo del Pirata were scheduled but did not appear. Pirata apologized on his Twitter for missing the show. Taya beat Faby with her northern lights suplex double stomp sequence.
3) Angélico & Jack Evans DQ Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria La Secta were DQed again, this time for excessive violence.
4) Brian Cage, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr. b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown Cage beat Monsther Clown with a jackhammer.
5) Blue Demon Jr., Fénix, Myzteziz b Averno, Chessman, Electroshock Fenix beat Electroshock with the Atrapa Suenos (Dream Catcher)
6) El Patrón Alberto & La Parka DQ Cibernético & El Mesías Cage interfered to attack Alberto for the DQ, and repeated his title challenge.
Air Date: 06/06 – quick turnaround. Opener (and dark match) may end up being internet exclusives.
It rained during the show. It doesn’t look wet during the first match and the newspaper recap mentions it stopped right before the main event, but the mat looks moist. Hope that didn’t hurt the matches much, but it might have.
After his loss, Electroshock (on behalf of Holocausto) took credit for being the ones who prevented Cibernetico from showing up for the trios title match at Verano de Escandalo. It’s nothing they’ve especially built towards and doesn’t completely make sense, but any explanation is a good explanation.
Not much else new – it’s the cage match and the Cage match which continue to get the focus going into Verano de Escandalo.
They’ve got a show tonight Piedras Negras, and then back taping again on Monday.