01/20 AAA TV Results (Ciudad de Mexico) – Guerra de Titanes

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AAA TV (FRI) 01/20/2017 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [AAA, ESTO, Estrellas del Ring, R de Rudo, Record, SuperLuchas]
Guerra de Titanes, 2017
Attendance: 5000
1) Dave The Clown, Lady Shani, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown b Bengala, Big Mami, Dinastía, Pimpinela Escarlata
Shani got the pin on Pimpi. Taya came to the ring after the match and Shani challenged her for a title match. Taya, Mundo, Mesias instead beat up all the rudos. Earlier, Bengala did a moonsault of the upper level.
2) Averno & Chessman b Faby Apache & Mary Apache
Xinetez helped OGT win, but said their would be a price to pay for their help.
3) Aerostar & Súper Fly L Argenis, Australian Suicide, Angélico, Carta Brava Jr., Daga [cage]
Moved down a spot. Daga entered himself into the cage match (maybe to beat Australian Suicide again; it wasn’t made clear.) Order of escape was Carta Brava, Argenis, Angelico, Daga and Australian Suicide. Aerostar and Super Fly were the last two and ended up bloody. They advance to an apuesta match at Rey de Reyes.
4) Hijo del Fantasma b Garza Jr. [AAA CRUISER]
Moved up a spot. Fantasma won with the Thrill of the Hunt in what’s aid to be a good match. 5th defense (4th on TV)
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Pagano b La Parka, Psycho Clown, Texano Jr.
Moved down a spot. Monster & Murder helped Wagner win. Pagano and Mesias had issues.
6) Johnny Mundo b Pentagón Jr. [AAA LA]
Moved up a spot. Taya got involved often and hit Pentagon with a light tube to win. 2nd defense. Daga demanded a title shot.

Air Date: 01/28 & 02/04

Mundo & Taya beat up their fellow heels earlier in the show. Pentagon did a pro-Mexico speech in front of a sold out crowd on a highly charged day. The match was moved to the main event, the last thing fans would see that night. It was a dream scenario to make some a top star, a chance to create a memory those fans would have forever, and definitely in mind next time they’re buying a ticket to an AAA event. Instead, AAA did the same match they always do, with lots of interference and Pentagon failing. At least we have some certainty with Pentagon: he’s not going to be a top guy in AAA and will have to go elsewhere if he ever wants to be that guy. No idea if he will. It’s hard to imagine Daga is going to get the win Pentagon wouldn’t get, but it’s hard to understand AAA’s thought process so maybe he will.

Otherwise, they’ve set up Aerostar vs Super Fly and maybe Taya vs Lady Shani for Rey de Reyes. In the window of time after the opener and before the main event, it looked like Taya/Shani was happening so Taya could drop the Reina de Reinas title with her and Mundo finishing up as regulars. Perhaps that’s still happening at Rey de Reyes, but it seems less likely. Shani picked up a couple of previously unlikely wins on the last few TV tapings of the year (including the show airing today), so AAA might have been planning towards that title match for a while.

Mesias & Pagano having issues and Mesias being with Mundo & Taya earlier in the show seem to suggest Pagano is eventually going tecnico. It still seems early for that, and maybe it’s early enough on that it’ll change. On the other hand, this week’s WON said everything in AAA had been planned out until at least April, so they know what direction they’re going with all of this. Mesias & Pagano are booked together on the next two tapings, so there’s space for them to so a split up if that’s happening.

ESPN Deportes writes AAA will hold a press conference Tuesday for Psycho Clown and Dr. Wagner Jr. to sign for their mask match. AAA hasn’t said anything about this yet. This has to be the third or fourth time AAA’s done an announcement for the match, though it’ll obviously get more attention by making it a public event. The same article says TripleMania will be back in Arena Ciudad de Mexico. That’s probably the smart move; it was a strain to figure out how they’d fill up a bigger arena, and nothing they did last night would’ve helped to do that.

Next taping is next Friday in Toluca.

01/27/2017 AAA TV Lineup (Toluca)

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AAA TV (FRI) 01/27/2017 Gimnasio Agustín Millán, Toluca, Estado de México
1) Dinastía, Lanzeloth, Máscara de Bronce vs El Apache, Mini Psycho Clown, Soul Rocker
2) Big Mami & Faby Apache vs Goya Kong & Lady Shani
3) Aerostar, Argenis, Drago vs Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Súper Fly
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Garza Jr. vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro
5) Daga, Joe Lider, Pentagón Jr. vs Dave The Clown, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown
6) Hijo del Fantasma, Psycho Clown, Texano Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Pagano

Air Date: I don’t want to make the 2017 chart yet, but let’s say 02/11 & 02/18.

This taping was actually mentioned on this week’s AAA TV, but I wasn’t paying close enough attention to the recap show and no one else picked up on it. Lineup was posted on an AAA Toluca page, and AAA’s officially announced it since I noted it on Twitter. AAA traditionally runs shows in Toluca and Ecatepec early in the year. They held off Toluca until March last year, but are back on a more normal schedule.

This follows Guerra de Titanes and implies not a lot is going to be changed by that card. The two titles could change hands without affecting anything, but the the caravan is staying on the same general path. Maybe Fantasma might finally admit he’s a tecnico by this point. AAA’s 2016 TV was boring and repetitive in between big shows, and this

The main event is nearly a repeat of the Guerra de Titanes main event, only with Fantasma in for Parka (so it’ll be a better match.) Perhaps Texano might have a title program by this point.

Dave the Clown is a semimain guy because he had a clown gimmick and is tall and it was easier to let him use him than give anyone else a clown gimmick. Or at least that’s what it comes off as. The good thing is it keeps him away from catching flyers for this show, though the Perros are going to have their work cut out for them. This is a rematch from Juarez, where the Perros won but got beat up afterwards. It probably won’t go any better for them here.

The positive is there are matches which actually have a chance to be good, and that’s a change from a lot of recent AAA TV. Match 2 has no hope – I called the Goya/Mami feud – but 1/3/4 all might work out. Garza Jr. looks like the 2017 replacement for Jack Evans, after he was the 2016 replacement for Fenix. Both are asking a lot and I’m not sure he’s really delivered in AAA yet, but I can see what they’re going for. Tercera is the new Aerostar, Argenis, Drago trio against some familiar opponents. That’s probably also building up the Aerostar/Super Fly rematch, unless AAA pulls a surprise and puts Carta Brava in there or something like that. The show opening with young high flyers against good opponents. Mini Psycho Clown challenged Dinastia back in October, and AAA’s found time to include three other title matches with no particular build or reason to exist since. Maybe they’ll get around to it by June? I shouldn’t complain, this is more than what we’ve gotten for the last couple months.

Back to back weekends of tapings means AAA is either changing the way they air these things (unlikely) or they’re going to have another big (three week-ish) break before the next set.

01/20 AAA TV Lineup (Guerra de Titanes)

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AAA TV (FRI) 01/20/2017 Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
Guerra de Titanes, 2017
1) Bengala, Big Mami, Dinastía, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Dave The Clown, Lady Shani, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown
2) Faby Apache & Mary Apache vs Averno & Chessman
3) Hijo del Fantasma vs Garza Jr. [AAA CRUISER]
5th defense (4th on TV)
4) Aerostar vs Súper Fly, Argenis, Australian Suicide, Angélico, Carta Brava Jr. [cage]
final two will have a hair/mask match at Rey de Reyes
5) Pentagón Jr. vs Johnny Mundo [AAA LA]
2nd defense
6) La Parka, Psycho Clown, Texano Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Pagano

Air Date: 01/28 and 02/04.

This card did come out right away! It’s…ok? It’s OK.

The idea is it’s a major card by including two title matches and a cage match, but the main event being the usual TV trios match doesn’t feel like a major card. Maybe, if they were going to do two title matches, a Texano/Mesias or Texano/Pagano title match would’ve made more sense. I’m not eager to see those matches, but Texano hasn’t defended the heavyweight title since TripleMania. They’ll probably set something up here to get around it at Rey de Reyes, but there’s no reason anyone should take a title seriously if it’s defended once every half year.

I have no idea how Pentagon versus Mundo is going to end up. I know how it’s going to go, probably close to how it went in Aguascalientes (or how it goes in every AAA singles match), but I’m not sure of the results. Pentagon losing a title chance again hurts his momentum, and sends a very specific message about where AAA has him slotted (and how unlikely they are to change it.) But, Mundo’s their top rudo who’s not in a mask match at TripleMania, and AAA’s been very behind him in 2016. Maybe that just makes this very likely to have an unclean ending to stretch this out seven months or so. Mundo doesn’t have an obvious next opponent as it is.

The cage and the stipulation in the fourth match feel tacked on to dress up a midcard random trios match into a bigger deal. As always, it’ll probably make the match worse, but they’re hoping just the novelty of a cage still draws people. (We’ll find out Sunday?) The stipulation though: the only feud they’ve built up is Super Fly versus Aerostar, so either the outcome is really obvious, or they end up with a match no one wants to see as a surprise. Look, I’d like to see Angelico versus Carta Brava at Rey de Reyes, but I may be alone on that one and I’m not holding my breath. Worth remembering there was a hope Jack might be unfired by this show, but he’ll be off working indie bookings instead. AAA fans will be treated to La Parka in the main event instead.

I can’t think of why Garza Jr. is getting a title shot – I’d rather put him in the cage match and take anyone else out – but it appears they’re raking up Fantasma wins to get to a big number and Garza is just a next number.

An Averno & Chessman versus Mary Apache & Faby Apache rematch is not for me. I guess they’re saving Faby versus Hijo del Tirantes until Rey de Reyes. (AAA’s rigid structure is a problem here.) The opener is also a match.

2017 will be AAA’s 25th anniversary as a promotion, something they’ll be pushing all year. Next taping is probably around 02/04 somewhere in the Mexico State

12/17 AAA TV results (Chilpancingo)

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AAA TV (SAT) 12/17/2016 Plaza de Toros Belisario Arteaga, Chilpancingo, Guerrero [AAA]
1) Ángel Guerrero, Black Silver Jr., Último Samurai b Apolo Estrada, Guerrero Azteca, Temible Ares Ii
dark match
2) Lady Shani, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown b Big Mami, Dinastía, Máscara de Bronce
Shani beat Dinastia.
3) Argenis, Lanzeloth, Niño Hamburguesa b Carta Brava Jr., Dave The Clown, Soul Rocker
Argenis beat Carta Brava.
4) Angélico, Australian Suicide, Garza Jr. b Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra, Súper Fly
Angelico won with the Fall of the Angels. Australian Suicide replaced Bengala. Moved up a spot.
5) Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin b Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro
Marvin cheated to beat Zorro.
6) Aerostar & Drago © b Monsther Clown & Murder Clown and Daga & Joe Lider [AAA TAG]
Super Fly attempted to cost Aerostar the title to the Traidor Clowns, but Psycho Clown helped the champs win. The rudos continued to attack after the match (and the Perros walked off instead of making the save), with Argenis running out to help Drago & Aerostar. The tag champs invited him to from a trio with them. 2nd defense.
7) Hijo del Fantasma, Psycho Clown, Texano Jr. DQ Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Pagano
Earlier in the show, Wagner/Pagano/Murder/Monster nicknamed themselves Potencial Universal (a play off the Potencial Mundial nickname for the Psycho Circus.) They may also still be known as the Traidors. Psycho responded to them, and introduced the returning Goya Kong. Monster & Murder ran in for the DQ. Goya ran in, but also surprise attacked her brother, fouling Psycho Clown. Goya explained she was angry that Psycho Clown was obviously going to embarrass their family by losing his mask at TripleMania.

Air Date: 01/14 & 01/21

By next June/July/August/whenever TripleMania happens, Psycho Clown’s wife, baby, dog and exploding guitar may also turn on him. It’s tough out there for the lead tecnico. Goya was already working on the ruda side on AAA spot shows. She’s taking the bookings which might have gone to Taya, and it sets her and Big Mami as touring opponents. Doing the angle where she turns on Psycho (rather than just ignoring the difference like they’ve done with Psycho and Mini Psycho) is a surprise, but fits their pattern of doing whatever they can to make Psycho look like an underdog for this entire year build up. The concept of the Brazos family being embarrassed by one of their family members losing a mask match is bordering on ludicrous, but perhaps we’re supposed to think she’s having a ludicrous thoughts because she’s a ruda.

Aerostar & Drago keeping the titles is a pleasant surprise, and perennial third wheel Argenis gets to be an actual third wheel. His tag team with Suicide seems broken up, but at least Suicide is back at all – it wasn’t clear if he was going to be after the mask loss.

OGT got help from Hijo del Tirantes as usual – it’s kind of their finishing move – but they really should be done with both the Xinetez and the Apaches at this point. Averno’s team has now beaten Zorro’s team four straight times, it’d take some explanation come up with a fifth.

So ends the AAA year. No idea when we’ll see the 01/20 Guerra de Titanes card. They could wait until it gets a lot closer, they could just put it on today to have something to push for the next month. There are matches they seem to be teasing (Mundo/Pentagon, Fabi/Tirantes) but there’s no telling if they’ll actually happen.

11/20 AAA TV Results (Ciudad Juárez)

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AAA TV (SUN) 11/20/2016 Gimnasio Municipal Jose Neri Santos, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua [AAA]
1) El Apache, Lady Shani, Mini Psycho Clown b Big Mami, Niño Hamburguesa, Octagoncito
2) Pimpinela Escarlata b Mamba [bull terrier]
3) Averno & Chessman COR Faby Apache & Mary Apache
Tirantes helped the OGTs like usual, this time dragging Averno back in the ring after he’d been knocked out on the floor and counting out Mary. Faby challenged Tirantes to a match, and Tirantes accepted.
4) Daga, Joe Lider, Pentagón Jr. b Dave The Clown, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown
The Traidor Clowns attacked the Perros after the loss, and fought security as well.
5) Pagano b Dr. Wagner Jr., Psycho Clown
Unsurprisingly, the rudos teamed up to beat Psycho, with the hometown luchador winning. Wagner took Psycho’s mask afterwards.
6) Garza Jr., La Parka, Texano Jr. b Brian Cage, Johnny Mundo, Marty Casaus
La Parka was honored for reaching 20 years of wrestling at the start of the show. The tecnicos gave him a cake, and he smashed his own face into it. Marty was the surprise luchador. Mundo beat Garza after Taya got involved. The Clowns helped attacked the tecnicos post match. Los Perros ran the rudos off post match, with Pentagon again challenging Mundo.

Air Date: It would normally 12/03 & 12/10 – except they’re not taping again until 12/17. So something else is probably airing 12/03 and this is more 12/10 & 12/17.

Felt like just a filler show going in and it looks that way; two more weeks of TV to stretch out to whenever Guerra de Titanes is happening. The one real development is the Hijo del Tirantes/Faby Apache match. It’s not at where they thought they were going, but it makes sense – Faby and Tirantes have been feuding for six months or the entire time Faby has been a tecnica, whatever way you want to think about it. Hijo del Tirantes was a wrestler when he was starting out and still wrestles from time to time in Xalapa: he’s wrestling for a title in a couple weeks. He also wrestled way back on the 2011 Rey de Reyes. It’s another match I’m not all that interested in but makes some sense to do given how much time they’ve spent on him.

Nothing else seems to have happens on this show. Dave the Clown was group in the with the rudo allies, but it might not mean anything – if you could look back at group photos of the (many many) past rudo factions, there’d extra guys in the photos one taping just because they were booked for that taping who wouldn’t be around in the next. Dave might stick around if they ever go with the idea of adding him to Monster & Murder full time, but it’s tough tell.

Not sure how it happened, but Marty bleed a decent about after getting cut in the face in the main event.

Daga & Cage seemed to be building their own match on Twitter, which seems more interesting than most anything that happened on the show.

Next taping is 12/17 Chilpancingo.

12/17 AAA TV Lineup (Chilpancingo)

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AAA TV (SAT) 12/17/2016 Plaza de Toros Belisario Arteaga, Chilpancingo, Guerrero
1) Big Mami, Dinastía, Máscara de Bronce vs Lady Shani, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown
2) Argenis, Lanzeloth, Niño Hamburguesa vs Carta Brava Jr., Dave The Clown, Soul Rocker
3) Angélico, Bengala, Garza Jr. vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra, Súper Fly
4) Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro vs Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin
5) Aerostar & Drago © vs Monsther Clown & Murder Clown and Daga & Joe Lider [AAA TAG]
2nd defense
6) Hijo del Fantasma, Psycho Clown, Texano Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Pagano

Air Date: 12/24 and 12/31?  That seems unlikely. Sometime early January, maybe.

I found this on a Chilpancingo lucha libre Facebook page.

Matches 4 and 6 keep the two big programs (OGT/Apaches/Xinetez and Foreigners/Traitors vs AAA/Perros) going. Fantasma has done interviews talking about his pal Texano becoming a tecnico but insisting he’s still a rudo. Scheduling seems to different on that point (and the cruiserweight title match was really wrestled like it was three tecnicos.)

I’m concerned about match 5; there’s decent reasoning that maybe those titles should be given to people in the feud to give something to do. Plus, Super Fly’s lurking around to give cost htem the titles (and doesn’t have a partner to challenge for the tag titles again.) The Clowns or Daga/Lider would be a downgrade in champions but that’s not a big consideration

There probably should be some progress to (or from?) Guerra de Titanes on this card, but otherwise this just seems like marking time. Angelico, short one tag partner, has dropped into the meaningless bottom half of this card, which just appears whichever other guys who are around in matches. Mamba is a better opponent for Mascara de Bronce, but a better card has both of them in the second match and Nino & Dave moved to the opener. (Two matches with heavy people spots seems a worse idea than one match with two heavy people.) I haven’t counted, but I’d guess Soul Rocker has appeared on the TV show more this year than the period where they actually did something with that trio. Mini Psycho Clown is wrestling as a tecnico on some spot shows, which appears to be a lack of bodies and not a turn based on this lineup.

Unless we’re getting a surprise announcement tomorrow about Guerra de Titanes taking place in early December, this is the last remaining taping of the year.

11/04 AAA TV Results (Aguascalientes)

 

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AAA TV (FRI) 11/04/2016 Gimnasio Hermanos Carreon, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes [AAA]
1) Dinastía, Octagoncito, Venum b Mini Histeria, Mini Psycho Clown, Mocho Cota Jr.
2) El Apache, Faby Apache, Mary Apache DQ Mamba, Súper Fly, Taya
OGT ran in for the DQ, attacking the Apaches. They beat up Gran Apache after.
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra, Pirata Morgan b Argenis, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlata
Pirata Sr. stole the pin from his son.
4) Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin DQ Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro © [AAA TRIOS]
Faby fouled Chessman, which allowed Tirantes to hand the titles to his new friends by DQ. Xinetez fell on their 5th defense (3rd on TV)
5) Pentagón Jr. b Johnny Mundo
Daga & Pentagon earlier demanded this switch from a tag match to Pentagon & Mundo one on one. (Cage just happened to be absent.) Pentagon won and demanded a title rematch.
6) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Pagano b La Parka, Psycho Clown, Texano Jr.
Mundo & Taya helped attacked the tecnicos post match, with the Perros del Mal running them off.

Air Date: 11/19 & 11/26. Thinking about it now, I bet last week’s TV was expanded to an extra week because they would’ve run out before the Juarez taping on the 20th. Attendance looked strong for this show.

No explanation of what the deal is with Cage. He was on Twitter last night, so he probably was still in the US. He’s working a show in Brownsville today with Rey Mysterio, not the LU shows. It did allow Pentagon to finally get some revenge on Mundo (though that could’ve been the plan in the tag match anyway.) Everyone taping seems to ends with the two alliances facing off.

Title changes on a DQ are lame, title changes on a DQ where the champion isn’t even involved in the finish are terrible. AAA’s setting up the trios title match at Guerra de Titanes but, the way the Xinetez are just bystanders in this thing, they might not be part of it.

That’s about it. The Piratas may do a match, but it seems to be getting a slow burn. Venum beat Mocho Cota in the opener so the minis title match seems dropped for the moment.

Next taping is 11/20 in Ciudad Juarez. Taping after that should be Guerra de Titanes; we still don’t know when or where, but maybe we will know in a few hours?

10/28 AAA TV Results (Tlalnepantla)

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AAA TV (FRI) 10/28/2016 Lienzo Charro de Los Reyes Ixtacala, Tlalnepantla, Estado de México [AAA]
1) El Apache, Faby Apache, Mary Apache COR Mamba, Mocho Cota Jr., Soul Rocker
OGT watched the match from ringside, distracted Faby and Tirantes quickly counted her out.
2) Dave The Clown, Parka Negra, Súper Fly b Aerostar, Máscara De Bronce, Venum
The debuting Mascara de Bronce (Gotita de Plata) was the mystery luchador and Venum did appear. Didn’t help – Super Fly powerbombed Aerostar thru a table as part of his victory.
3) Hijo del Fantasma b Drago, Angélico [AAA CRUISER]
Drago replaced Jack Evans. The tecnicos asked for this to be made a cruiserweight title match. Fantasma agreed. They used elimination rules this time, with Angelico beat Dragon and Fantasma beating Fantasma to keep the title. Sixth defense.
4) Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin b Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro
Tirantes helped OGT win and officially is part of the group. Zorro offered them a title match.
5) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown b Daga & Joe Lider and Damián 666 & Pagano
Changed from a three way trios to a three way tag (Psycho/Wagner moved to the main event, Pentagon doubled booked in Tijuana.) Rudos just all teamed up and beat up the Perros. The traitor clowns got the win.
6) Psycho Clown NC Dr. Wagner Jr.
no finish when Pagano, Murder, Monster and Damian ran in, and Aerostar, Angelico, Daga and Lider made the save. Daga spoke out against the rudos. The TripleMania challenges were brought up again.

Air Date: a good question! This has grown from a one taping show to maybe a two taping one. It’ll definitely start 11/05 and it may be 11/12 (which would bump everything else a week back.)

I mentioned false advertising with Fenix on TripleMania. AAA appears to have done the same here, listing Pentagon in the main event and not telling people he was going elsewhere even as they were sending him to Pentagon. That is no bueno but they don’t seem to be changing it.

As a maybe make up, AAA did Psycho/Wagner – but then didn’t do a finish. This show also had two evil referee finishes and essentially a 4 on 2 handicap match. That can’t have been too fun to watch. In WWE, they might counterbalance this by doing a dark match 5v5 match with everyone in the main event, and Psycho beating Damian or whatever after a few minutes. That’s not how people see wrestling in Mexico, but it’d make for a more enjoyable show. All I can think of is, even before seeing a moment of the card, there’s only two matches which have a chance of being watchable and the rest of looks likes like stuff I’ll want to endure for as little time as possible. This needed a better balance between getting heat on the heels and having actual watchable TV.

We know Gotita de Plata is Mascara de Bronce because Gotita posted a photo of Mascara de Bronce on his Instagram, wrote about it being a new chapter in his career, and then attempted to change his Instagram name to Mascara de Bronce. (As of this writing, he has it as “Mascara de Bromce AAA”; it’s hard out there for a flying goat.) It’s nice to see him get a shot and I like what we can see of the costume, but the name is a little too generic for my tastes.

Aerostar versus Super Fly seems to be on once again. I downplayed the chances of the career vs career matches they were hyping, and you’ll end up right most of the time if you’re cynical about AAA midcard feuds, but it does come off as if they’re going somewhere with this. It should be good.

Random title defenses on AAA shows are good. The next title defense won’t be random; we already knew there was a trios title match between the Xinetez and OGT next Friday in Aguascalientes. Everything’s going OGT’s way – sometimes it means they’re about to stumble, but I’m more confident in them this time.

I bet I’m going to get so annoyed when Tirantes counts out Faby even though Mary and/or Apache are standing in the ring, but it’s an evil referee so it doesn’t have to make any sense. AAA leaning back heavily into the evil referee thing is annoying as a viewer. It’s seems solely part of the the OGT/Apaches/Xinetes storyline (which seems separate from everything else, probably because it’s being produced by those involved), so Tirantes will be normal in the rest of them, but adding the Xinetez now means it’s happening on a third of the card.

10/14 AAA TV Results (Tlahuelilpan)

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AAA TV (FRI) 10/14/2016 Plaza de Toros Jorge Gutierrez, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo [AAA]
1) Mini Histeria & Mini Psycho Clown b Dinastía & Octagoncito
Psycho Clown defeated Dinastia and demanded a title match.
2) Faby Apache & Mary Apache b La Hiedra & Mamba
Post match, Hijo del Tirantes distracted the Apaches, who were attacked from behind by OGT.
3) Dizzy, Parka Negra, Súper Fly b Argenis, Australian Suicide, Bengala
Australian Suicide (first match unmasked, keeping the name) replaced Jack Evans. Dizzy replaced Apache (also confirming Dizzy is not Parka Negra at the moment!) Super Fly beat Argenis.
4) Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin b Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro
OGT beat the trios champs in a non-title match via foul. They want a title match.
5) Brian Cage & El Mesías b Garza Jr. & Hijo del Fantasma
6) La Parka & Texano Jr. b Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano, Pentagón Jr.
Psycho Clown wanted to wrestle, but doctors/security stopped him, and this was a handicap match without him. He ran in and helped La Parka win anyway. Cage & Mesias ran in to help Wagner & Pagano beat up the tecnicos and Pentagon. Garza & Fantasma made the save, with Pentagon siding with the tecnicos/Mexicans.

Air Date: 10/22 & 10/29

AAA says this was a sell out. It looked full. It looked a bit small, but a full bullring is still a full bullring.

La Parka wins the main event and Jack Evans isn’t anywhere to be found. There might be a message there. Given the lack of people in AAA right now (Dizzy!), and the frequency of people being gone from AAA and then turning back up, hopefully this is a temporary situation and everything gets worked out.

Australian Suicide being on the show makes sense as replacement, but it also points out how strange it is that he’s not scheduled for any TV taping in this cycle after being unmasked. He’s probably in Jack’s place on the 28th too, but just not sure why he wasn’t originally booked if he’s still around.

My running theory has been a big Mexico vs Evil People match at Guerra de Titanes, and I think it’s possible I may be guessing it into existence. It sure seems like the main event is heading that way; they’re only a Clown or a Mundo away from a big 5v5 match if they’d like to do one.

We knew the trios title match was coming – it’s already announced for 11/04 – but the minis title feud is new. It’s not mentioned in the recap, but is in the live results. Maybe Guerra de Titanes for that, and maybe the three way trios title match too (though Apache is oddly missing.)

This is Dizzy’s first known match on a TV taping in 3 years (though the last one didn’t air – it did have Argenis & Super Fly too!)

Next taping is two Fridays away.

11/04 AAA TV Lineup (Aguascalientes)

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AAA TV (FRI) 11/04/2016 Gimnasio Hermanos Carreon, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
1) Dinastía, Octagoncito, Venum vs Mini Histeria, Mini Psycho Clown, Mocho Cota Jr.
2) El Apache, Faby Apache, Mary Apache vs Mamba, Súper Fly, Taya
3) Argenis, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra, Pirata Morgan
4) Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorro © vs Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin [AAA TRIOS]
5th defense (3rd on TV)
5) Daga & Pentagón Jr. vs Brian Cage & Johnny Mundo
6) La Parka, Psycho Clown, Texano Jr. vs Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Pagano

Air Date: 11/12 & 11/19

This was the missing lineup in the run of shows. The complete taping cycle from Heroes Inmortales to Guerra de Titanes:

10/14 Tlahuelilpan
10/28 Tlalnepantla
11/04 Aguascalientes (right there above)
11/20 Ciudad Juarez

The TV tapings catch up with the Heroes Inmortales angles in the main event; that’s the only time Pagano is scheduled to team with Monster & Murder on TV at the moment.

Pentagon may not be facing Mundo at Juarez, but he is Aguascalientes. That might be the best match of this cycle.

Trios title match should be interesting too, though expect the Apaches to get involved until such time as they don’t. The undercard are just matches to have matches. Taya’s match will be her first on TV since before TripleMania (though she’ll be cornering Mundo on the other shows.) Pirata Sr. does get booked against after Heroes Inmortales, though it doesn’t look like they’re doing a Pirata versus Pirata feud, or really much with either guy. On the spot shows, Hijo del Pirata Morgan has been replacing Taurus, which is a slight move up for him.

The open could be very good. Venum might still be around! Or he could’ve quit and come back like Pirata, who knows.

No Australian Suicide. No Alberto. I feel sadder about one of those. Alberto was under the impression his next show would be an AAA show, but there’s no sign of one. I wonder if he knew/knows he was pulled off the Juarez show?

This run of tapings start tomorrow. The next date we’re looking for is Guerra de Titanes.