03/18 AAA TV Results (Zapopan) – Rey de Reyes 2015

AAA TV (WED) 03/18/2015 Auditorio Benito Juárez, Zapopan, Jalisco [AAA, internetv, MT (main), MT (RdR), MT (rest), R de Rudo, SuperLuchas]
Rey de Reyes, 2015

Show began with a tribute to Irma Osorno, and the show was dedicated in her honor.

1) Ludxor & Venum b Carta Brava & El Apache
Bonus match 1. Ludxor pinned Apache after a top rope armdrag and a splash in about 10 minutes. Good match.
2) Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
Bonus match 2. Pimpinela cradled Mini Abismo after the usual Hijo del Tirantes attack. Fantasma, Pentagon and Joe Lider immediately beat up the tecnicos after the match. Pentagon threatened Rey, while Fantasma said he’d beat Fenix.
3) Bengala, Drago, Súper Nova b Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Súper Fly
Drago defeated Hijo de Pirata with mist in the eyes and his usual cradle (Dragon’s Tail on Lucha Underground).
4) Hijo del Fantasma © b Fénix [AAA CRUISER]
Great match, with Fantasma surviving Fenix’s Fire Driver and using it himself for the win. Fantamsa’s third defense. Fantasma insisted on handshake after the match, but Fenix wasn’t down with it. Fenix accepeted – only for Fantasma to attack him a few seconds later. Dorian, Konnan, Taya and Perro came to the ring to brag and congratulate Fantasma. The rudos eventually started to attack the tecnicos again, and Rey Jr. appeared to make the save. Announcers were sure Rey was joining the Fenix/Myzteziz team.
5) Blue Demon Jr. b Villano IV
Replaced a canceled Alberto del Patron vs Brian Cage match. An echo of their match from last year, though they seemed to get more time and had a slow start as a result. Their punching woke the crowd back up. Both men bled and brawled. Demon submitted V4 for the win. They challenged each other to another match – a mask one – someday. Money thrown in.
6) Angélico, Jack Evans, La Parka Jr. b Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
La Parka replaced Blue Demon Jr., but Demon lent a hand (or a chair shot) to beat Cibernetico. Mesias immediately ran out to attack the tecnicos, leaving them destroyed and taking Parka’s mask.
7) Texano b Aerostar and Psycho Clown and El Mesías [Rey de Reyes]
Aerostar got in the dive from the light tower again, but was eliminated first by a Mesias spear. Parka attacked Mesias, leaving him for a Psycho powerbomb to eliminate him. Psycho & Texano had a long fight, playing off their TripleMania match. In the end, Maya stopped counting Texano down on a Canadian Destroyer, then fast counted to give Texano a win.
8) Myzteziz & Rey Mysterio Jr. b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Pentagón Jr.
Good match, with Rey looking good in his return. Mysterio and Myzteziz did a couple of double dive spots. Rey beat Pentagon clean with a Canadian Destroyer. No Myzteziz/Perro angle.

Air Date: the iPPV VOD is up now. It looks like it’ll air 03/28 and 04/04, but some matches may be cut.

Enrique and Oscar have an audio review as well.

Show is worth watching, however/whenever you do. I think I’d go good, ok, good, great, great, ok, great, good but I reserve my mind to change my mind later. Rey Mysterio looked healthy and worked great with Pentagon Jr., who going to be a main eventer here for the foreseeable future because he’s so good with both these tecnicos. (Either that, or his performances in Lucha Underground, has also earned Pentagon a lot of mic time he was not getting prior.) The performances were exactly as expected. Even the Villano IV/Blue Demon Jr. match, as slow as they were moving at times, was likely better than Cage/Alberto if Alberto is as limited as believed.

The story of the show is still going to be the delays, the bus accident, and the small crowd. The arena felt between 20-33% full on video and sounded cavernously empty at times. (The post match of the sixth match, where chair shots to table echoed around the arena, felt like a low point.) The fans that were there got into the big matches, making the most noise for Rey Mysterio at the end of a long four hour show, but it was not what it was hoped to be. People were just not willing or able to attend an AAA show for the third time in a week, or one on a Wednesday night. The show was hurt without the energy of a full, or even half full arena. Maybe if this ever happens again, the decision should be to move to a smaller building. May this never happen again.

The problems with this show create a dilemma for TripleMania. AAA announced no TripleMania date, location or match, and didn’t even hint at any of those things – they wanted the focus on Rey Mysterio getting the win in his first match back. Still, the last match they were teasing was Myzteziz & Perro Aguayo Jr. They would easily sell out Arena Ciudad de Mexico, a 20K seat arena, under a normal pricing scale. There are much bigger arenas available in Mexico City, but they are all outdoor venues. Can they now try running a 30-50K seat bullring, risking another rain out? Do they now raise prices to TripleMania as high as CMLL raised their Anniversary show prices? There’s no good answer. (FWIW: If you scroll halfway down this page, it looks like March is actually the driest month in Guadalajara, with a 95% chance of no rain. Mexico City is much stormier during the late summer.)

Wherever TripleMania is held, it’s safe to buy on iPPV. The feed got a little bit iffy during the first half of the Rey de Reyes match, but was completely fine the rest of the night. Even the 3D worked fine, though maybe the mat wrestling section of Villano IV versus Blue Demon Jr. wasn’t the most exciting time to try it. Much like the free show they did, it was simply a live feed of their TV taping stream with no added presentation, but that was good enough.

The show was troubled by the usual quirks of AAA’s booking. There were three heel beatdowns after tecnico wins in the first six matches. Looking back, the first one after the third match appears completely unnecessary. It was just there so the rudos could do promos, the same they could’ve done in backstage at some other point. The Rafael el Maya cheating didn’t fit with the rest of the match, clearly only happening because they wanted a way to protect both guys and weren’t as concerned with it making any sense. (It’s also odd they felt they needed to protect Psycho Clown in that way when Fenix had his finisher kicked out of and then used again him for the loss. Those were two different extremes in definite results on the same show – maybe different people deciding the finish.) There’s nothing new about any of this, it’s the part of the package at this point.

It feels a bit cruel to be critical for this show. This was supposed to be a celebration, it ended up a tragedy. The memorial prior to the show was so sad that it was hard to watch. The show went on, because it had to go on and maybe it was a good distraction. It’s two weeks until the next taping; hopefully the break does everyone some good.

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2015 Rey de Reyes ongoing results

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AAA TV (WED) 03/18/2015 Auditorio Benito Juárez, Zapopan, Jalisco
Rey de Reyes, 2015
1) Ludxor & Venum b Carta Brava & El Apache
Bonus match 1. Ludxor pinned Apache after a top rope armdrag and a splash in about 10 minutes. Good match.
2) Faby Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
3) Bengala, Drago, Súper Nova b Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Súper Fly
Drago defeated Hijo de Pirata with mist in the eyes and his usual cradle (Dragon’s Tail on Lucha Underground).
4) Hijo del Fantasma © b Fénix [AAA CRUISER]
Great match, with Fantasma surviving Fenix’s Fire Driver and using it himself for the win. Fantamsa’s third defense. Fantasma insisted on handhsake after the match, but Fenix wasn’t down with it. Fenix accpeted – only for Fantasma to attack him a few seconds later. Dorian, Konnan, Taya and Perro came to the ring to brag and congratulate Fantasma. The rudos eventually started to attack the tecnicos again, and Rey Jr. appeared to make the save. Announcers were sure Rey was joining the Fenix/Myzteziz team.
5) Blue Demon Jr. b Villano IV
Replaced a canceled Alberto del Patron vs Brian Cage match. An echo of their match from last year, though they seemed to get more time and had a slow start as a result. Their punching woke the crowd back up. Both men bled and brawled. Demon submitted V4 for the win. They challenged each other to another match – a mask one – someday. Money thrown in.
6) Angélico, Jack Evans, La Parka Jr. b Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
La Parka replaced Blue Demon Jr., but Demon lent a hand (or a chair shot) to beat Cibernetico. Mesias immediately ran out to attack the tecnicos, leaving them destroyed and taking Parka’s mask.
7) Texano b Aerostar and Psycho Clown and El Mesías [Rey de Reyes]
Aerostar got in the dive from the light tower again, but was eliminated first by a Mesias spear. Parka attacked Mesias, leaving him for a Psycho powerbomb to eliminate him. Psycho & Texano had a long fight, playing off their TripleMania match. In the end, Maya stopped counting Texano down on a Canadian Destroyer, then fast counted to give Texano a win.
8) Myzteziz & Rey Mysterio Jr. b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Pentagón Jr.
Good match, with Rey looking good in his return. Mysterio and Myzteziz did a couple of double dive spots. Rey beat Pentagon clean with a Canadian Destroyer. No Myzteziz/Perro angle.

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03/06 AAA TV Results (DF) – Mesias rejoins the rudos

AAA TV (FRI) 03/06/2015 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [AAA, R de Rudo]
1) Argenis, Dinastía, Niño Hamburguesa b Carta Brava Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Mini Psycho Clown
Tecnicos won, but were beat up by Electroshock and his unnamed partner. (‘Kronuz’ appears to be an unofficial name.)
2) Dark Cuervo & Taya Valkyrie b Drago & Faby Apache
Cuervo beat Faby Apache with a powerbomb.
3) Daga, Joe Lider, Súper Fly b Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans
Super Fly defeated Suicide via double powerbomb.
4) Blue Demon Jr., El Mesías, La Parka b Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
A video with Alberto and Rey Mysterio aired prior to the match, saying hello to the fans and saying they’d be wrestling in Mexico City soon. Prior to the second match, Konnan & Cibernetico came out to talk about how their alliance was going great and invite Mesias to join them. Mesias did not say anything but did seem to reject the offer. Demon beat Averno in the match – then Mesias speared Parka thru a table in the corner after the match, apparently joining the alliance after all. Hell Brothers beat up the tecnicos, with Cibernetico taking Demon’s mask.
5) Fénix, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown b el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.
Fenix beat Fantasma with the Fire Driver.

Air Date: 03/14. Opener will probably be internet/UTDN exclusive.

The Mesias turn was the usual big development on this show, something they could do that meant something without interfering in Rey de REyes. The Rey de Reyes final now has two rudos, two tecnicos, and no clear favorite. Rey Mysterio, Alberto el Patron, Myzteziz being the dream team and guys like Parka & Demon still around made Mesias kind of lost in the mix on the tecnico side and gives him plenty to do as a rudo.

Enrique and Oscar recapped the show on SoundCloud. They said Mesias got a welcome back celebration from the rudos. I bet Averno would’ve been even happier if Mesias helped them out before he got beat. Mesias is likely to be the mystery man on the rudo side on the 04/01 SLP show, though tend not to announce those until the day of the show.

Not a lot of other news here. Third match sounds like the best match on the show. Super Fly is on a shocking win streak, but Cuerno winning points to random outcomes just for the sake of random outcomes.

Next taping is 03/15 for Rey de Reyes.

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04/01 AAA TV Lineup (San Luis Potosi)

AAA TV (WED) 04/01/2015 Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
1) Dinastía & Mascarita Sagrada vs Mini Charly Manson & Mini Psycho Clown
2) Faby Apache, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlata vs El Apache, Mamba, Mary Apache
3) Aerostar, Argenis, Súper Nova vs Carta Brava, Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
4) Bengala, Drago, Jack Evans vs Daga, Dark Scoria, Súper Fly
5) Angélico, La Parka, Psycho Clown vs Dark Cuervo, Pentagón Jr., Texano
6) Blue Demon Jr., Fénix, Myzteziz vs ?, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Fantasma

Lineup via KrisZ

Air Date: 04/11 & 04/18, unless they add another taping. The Xalapa show would take them thru the rest of May – they would be down with April three days. That’s weird to think about it, but means there’s a big gap with no taping coming after this. Some of those weekends will instead be Lucha Underground tapings, which should finish up season one this month.

Both these tapings look like very normal AAA shows, re-enforcing there’s no big change coming on the shows after Rey de Reyes as far as anyone can tell. The international trios tournament shows would make sense as a starting point, if they’re still going to do it. Though, it’s a bit interesting that all of April appears to be booked and there’s no sign of the tournament to decide who’s going to be on the second AAA team. They’ll still have time in May, but it’s not going to be long of a tournament.

No Alberto in SLP, even with him being Xalapa two days later. Instead, Demon, Fenix and Myzteziz are the main event side. Neither Alberto nor Rey are expected to be on most tapings and there’s going to be a different feel on the shows when they’re not around, but AAA is deep enough that it still feels like a real show without them. This particular match seems to continue the Perro/Myzteziz and Fantasma/Fenix rivalries, which leaves Demon against the mystery man. I can’t really think of anyone who would specifically fit, but perhaps we’ll see someone show up at Rey de Reyes.

Otherwise, it’s the usual malaise after a big show, where not a lot of things are happening until the one show where everything happens. Fifth and fourth matches are random collections of people that don’t quite make sense. Why are the Secta members and Jack & Angelico in separate matches? (Maybe those matches do have something to do with the trios tournament and they’re just not labeling them as such?) Both matches look promising, as does the opener. Psycho Clown and Texano continue to be on opposite sides.

So close to teaming up the Hijo de Pirata Morgan/Electroshock/Kronoz trio, so slow. Unsure if this is AAA’s usual snail speed at progressing storylines, or if they’re not totally convinced on Kronuz. Carta Brava has been overdue for a new gimmick and an actual role for about 18 months and could fit in with that group. Argenis has suddenly become a TV regular again.

Segunda is Mary Apache’s first AAA TV match since July. She’s left and come back to AAA in the meantime, which is probably not all that uncommon for the fringe members of the roster. AAA’s not been using more than four woman a show for a while now, so three ruda on the totem pole is a fringe position. Still, the Apaches get to fight one more time here.

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03/15 AAA TV Lineup – 2015 Rey de Reyes

AAA TV (SUN) 03/15/2015 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Rey de Reyes, 2015
1) ? & ?? vs ??? & ????
2) ? & ?? vs ??? & ????
3) Bengala, Drago, Súper Nova vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Súper Fly
4) Fénix vs Hijo del Fantasma © [AAA CRUISER]
Fantamsa’s third defense.
5) Angélico, Blue Demon Jr., Jack Evans vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) El Patrón Alberto vs Brian Cage
Non-title. La Parka & Hijo del Fantasma will be seconds
7) Aerostar vs Psycho Clown, El Mesías, Texano [Rey de Reyes]
8) Myzteziz & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Pentagón Jr.

Air Date: should air live on 03/15. Looking like TV starting 03/28 and onto 04/04. Still no iPPV details; I’ll share them when I know.

Main event is exactly what seemed to be teased Monday night, the duo of Myzteziz & Rey Mysterio against Hijo del Perro Aguayo and arm murderer Pentagon Jr. Misterio & Myzteziz are currently riding a 3 match win streak, though it’s been a little bit of time since their last win. Rey on this show, his first match back as a member of AAA, is the draw they needed.

Texano’s was originally my bet to win the Rey de Reyes, to boost him back up to set up a rematch with Alberto for the title at TripleMania. They seemed to be moving towards Perro/Myzteziz at the moment and Alberto needs someone to work worth. However, Alberto not putting the title up against Cage suggests they’ll still be together for some time to come, and so the Rey de Reyes outcome is a bit unclear. You can flip a coin between Texano and Psycho Clown, both have reasons to win. The hints have been pointing to the (curiously missing) Electroshock/Pirata/Kronuz trio getting in line for the trios title, and them getting involved could point it back towards Texano. Mesias wins enough big matches that he doesn’t need this and Aerostar seems lucky to even get this far, but I also don’t think either of them can be ruled out because there’s no strong favorite.

Disappointed Alberto/Cage is non-title. I’d like to see the Mega title defended more often than once every six months – every three months doesn’t seem like a big ask if we’re meant to care about it. I’d like to see Alberto just run thru people for a while and being in a non-title match suggests he’ll continue to go 50/50 on major shows. I see the value in Cage and even a longer program with him in some cases, but I also the value in just giving Alberto wins right now.

Hell Brothers trio is a near repeat from TV, with La Parka moved out to being a second and Angelico & Jack getting to team. It looks like they’re running in place and the title match should be above that one, but not sure Demon would be so thrilled about working in the (virtual) second match. Having him in the tercera probably took some convincing – though with Rey, Myzteziz, Alberto and others here, Demon’s value to AAA is not as much as it used to be.

Opener should be really good. There’s problem that Super Nova’s already been announced as working in IWRG that day, but I think that’ll figure itself out.

My hunch is the two other matches are locals, but it’s always possible they could sneak more AAA wrestlers on here. (I’d be surprised if Taya didn’t have a role on the show somehow, for one.)

It’s surprising AAA didn’t announce all of this yesterday and it’s coming out other ways. They wanted the Rey/Myzteziz/Alberto trio to be the peak of the press conference, but they could’ve handed everyone the card as it came out, or made some other big public announcement. It did seem like that was the plan at one point – the iPPV announcement and the teaser for the main event both suggested they’d be talked about at the press conference and neither was mentioned. More info should be coming soon enough.

Assuming the iPPV price isn’t crazy high, and assuming the tech is okay, this seems like an easy buy for AAA fans and people who just know the names from elsewhere. Fenix/Fantasma and Cage/Alberto play off perfectly for people who just watch Lucha Underdground (assuming they know Fantasma->Cuerno), and that’s a pretty good match for Rey’s return.

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04/03 AAA TV Lineup (Xalapa)

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AAA TV (FRI) 04/03/2015 Deportivo Colon, Xalapa, Veracruz
1) Gotita de Plata, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Belial, Carta Brava Jr., El Apache
2) Australian Suicide & Súper Nova vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Súper Fly
3) Bengala & Drago vs Daga & Joe Lider
4) Fénix & Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma & Pentagón Jr.
5) Aerostar, Blue Demon Jr., La Parka vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) El Patrón Alberto & Myzteziz vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr.

Air Date: ??? let’s say 04/11 & 04/18 but it could shift a couple weeks later.

AAA hasn’t officially announced this card, but it appears to be a TV taping. I’m not 100% sure about the lineup: this card was posted last night on Facebook, but a newspaper article promoting this same show has a different and incomplete lineup, one that I’m pretty sure is incorrect (and maybe just a previous year’s Xalapa show.) I tend to think the poster is the correct.

Main event is a possible TripleMania teaser. Texano/Alberto (title) and Myzteziz/Perro (mask/hair) seem like the best guesses for big TripleMania matches at the moment.

Everything else generally stays in place. Hell Brothers continue to feud with Parka & Demon. Aerostar being in the semifinal is a change, and at least teases the possibility he wins Rey de Reyes. It seems more likely than if he was still in the segunda facing Super Fly. Fenix continues to feud with Fantasma. There appeared to be a Bengala title tag title challenge program at one point, that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, but he keeps fighting the Perros. Opening two matches look good but don’t continue anything. It’s now odd every time Pirata doesn’t team with his new partners.

For a show after Rey de Reyes, this doesn’t tell us much about Rey de Reyes. Tomorrow!

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02/27 AAA TV Results (Queretaro) – Cage defeats Patron

AAA TV (FRI) 02/27/2015 Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Querétaro, Querétaro [AAA]
1) Gotita de Plata, Ludxor, Venum b Carta Brava Jr., Mamba, Pegasus
Debut of Pegasus (from AULL). Ludxor & Venum gave him the double Spanish Fly for the win. Mamba attacked Pegasus for losing but the tecnicos saved him.
2) Daga & Súper Fly b Argenis & Australian Suicide
Daga submitted Argenis as Super Fly superbombed Suicide.
3) Texano Jr. b Murder Clown, Machine Rocker, Bengala [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Texano Jr. beat Machine Rocker, Bengala and Murder Clown in that order. Texano Jr. joins Aerostar, Mesias and the winner from Ecatepec in the final
4) Drago & Súper Nova b Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Joe Lider
Super Nova was Drago’s surprise partner. Tecnicos beat Lider. Recap notes Nova & Drago were a great team.
5) Angélico, Jack Evans, La Parka b Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
Earlier in the show, the Hell Brothers appeared to announce they were officially united with La Sociedad. Chessman also issued an open challenge for his Latin American title, calling out Demon specifically. La Parka surprised Chessman with a small package. Daga and Joe Lider in and helped put Parka thru a table post match.
6) Brian Cage, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr. b El Patrón Alberto, Fénix, Myzteziz
Cage beat Alberto with a moonsault. Alberto said he’d have his revenge.

Air Date: 03/07 & 03/14

The Rey de Reyes announced card so far, for a show that’s two weeks away.

  • Fenix vs Hijo del Fantasma (c) for the AAA Cruiserweight Championship
  • Aerostar vs Mesias vs Psycho Clown vs Texano Jr. in the 2015 Rey de Reyes final

…that’s pretty much it. One taping to go, but they’ve got a press conference on Tuesday so it’d fit to announce the lineup then.

We don’t really know much more for certain for Rey de Reyes, which really surprises me. The build to this show has not been great. AAA’s had one match set up by a rudo just making an open challenge (and may have another), there’s another match set up because it’s the tournament they run every year, and those are the only two matches that are official. If they do Cage/Alberto, and that still seems to be in ‘if’ territory, at least the rudo got a win to set it up. There are definitely matches that could be put together based on the current storylines, and AAA could release a card Tuesday that completely fits with what they’ve been doing, but the build up to that card hasn’t been particularly focused. There was a moment where it appeared to AAA was going to be doing no TV leading up to Rey de Reyes, which would’ve seemed to make a hard sell for that show. They ended up doing quite a bit of it, but the build is not all that much stronger.

By coincidence, or not, Flamita returned to Dragon Gate a few hours after this show (instead of actually being on this show.) Super Nova should be a great addition, if he’s actually full time here.

Second match was said to be excellent. Eager to see how the first match went.

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03/06 AAA TV Lineup (DF)

AAA TV (FRI) 03/06/2015 Gimanasio Olimpico Juan de la Barrera
1) Argenis, Dinastía, Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Mini Psycho Clown
2) Drago & Faby Apache vs Dark Cuervo & Taya Valkyrie
3) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Jack Evans vs Daga, Joe Lider, Súper Fly
4) Blue Demon Jr., El Mesías, La Parka vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
5) Fénix, Myzteziz, Psycho Clown vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagón Jr.

Air Date: 03/28 – looks like only 1 week with the opener being an internet/UTDN exclusive.

Today starts a very active and newsworthy eight day stretch for Rey de Reyes. This’ll be the last day of that stretch, and it’s kind of just a show. It’s a very ordinary lineup for a return to Mexico City. The main event focus will still be on the Perro/Myzteziz issue and could be a very good match, but there’s nothing that stick out as a sure great match or a big turning point in an issue.

Semimain keeps the Demon/Hell Brother feud alive. It’s basically the same match that aired on TV this week with Mesias in Jack’s place. (That wasn’t a strong TV match.)

The Angelico, Suicide and Jack team is reunited, and are at least one rudo short of having a good match. This again is a good moment to see what Joe Lider is up to, and may play into whatever tag title match is or is not happening at Rey de Reyes. This is a sort of a lame duck card – we’ll know the Rey de Reyes card before this show takes place – but so little is obviously going on that it doesn’t even give away what’s happening in Guadalajara.

Cuervo remembered he had issues with Faby Apache last time we saw him in 2014, so maybe they’ll continue that.

Opener does not feature any random indy guys, kind of disappointing. It’s peculiar that AAA is putting TV time into Hijo del Pirata vignettes and still only use him in the opener.

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02/08 AAA TV results (Ecatepec)

AAA TV (SUN) 02/08/2015 Centro Civico Nueva Aragon, Ecatepec, Estado de México [AAA]
1) Arez, Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psycho Clown b Dinastía, Drastik Boy, Octagoncito
Debut for Draztik Boy. Dinastia beat Arez with a Spanish Fly.
2) Faby Apache & Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba & Taya Valkyrie
Pimpi beat Mamba with a casita. After the match, Fenix did a promo building up his title match with Fantasma at Rey de Reyes.
3) Australian Suicide & Bengala b Daga & Joe Lider
hardcore match with thumbtacks. Bengala used a piledriver variation to beat Daga.
4) Psycho Clown b ZorroElectroshockDark Cuervo [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Hijo del Pirata & his mystery friend were all over this match. Electroshock was DQed for excessive violence with a chair (chairs appear to be legal the rest of the show) and Cuervo was counted out after the Pirata trio beat him up. Psycho beat Zorro with a top rope cracker. Piratas trio beat up both Zorro & Psycho Clown after the match. Psycho joins Aerostar, Mesias and the Queretaro winner in the final.
5) Blue Demon Jr., Jack Evans, La Parka b Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
La Parka beat Cibernetico with a huracanana. Demon declared he’d help the AAA army, while Daga & Zorro assisted the Hell Brothers.
6) Myzteziz DQ el Hijo del Perro Aguayo
usual Perro brawl, ending when he was caught fouling Myzteziz

Air Date: 02/21 and 02/28.

Rey de Reyes is more cloudy that I would’ve thought at this point, though maybe it’ll come together on TV. The one thing I feel sure about is Texano is the fourth Rey de Reyes member, because he and Psycho Clown just can’t shake each other. (The Machine Rocker dream dies, though Machine Rocker getting on TV is still a victory.)

I think they are setting up matches here, there’s just multiple ways they could go with everything. Suicide & Bengala must be getting a tag title shot after all these wins, but no one’s made the direct challenge and it’s always possible other teams can be looped in. Jack & Angelico make sense, but then there was that skit with Angelico, Fenix and Fantasma that teased him getting involved in the Cruiserweight Title. They might have been unable to advance it yet since Angelico was busy with Lucha Underground all weekend.

AAA’s probably doing the big tag match as the main event, but how big and who’s involved is still to be sorted out. Rey de Reyes seems like a smart place to debut the Pirata, Electroshock and ? trio, but they’ve been attacking everyone at this point so there’s no telling who they’ll face.

There’s nearly 3 weeks between tapings, so again some of this will likely shake out on TV even before they hold another match. It’s likely to be a good card with interesting matches, but they haven’t hinted at any match which might be a big draw just yet.

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