AAA on Televisa #924 (02/06/2010)
Highlight package from '09 leads into this week: Can Psycho Circus stay undefeated, Mesías is the new champ but still has to defend the title. Arturo is doing the voice over instead of the normal graveled voice guy.
Match 1: Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana vs Argenis, Atomic Boy, Relampago
Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo, 12/18/2009
Match Time: 5:17
Rating: short and not enough Atomic Boy
Notes: No introductions, no captains. Pepe Casas is ref.
Argenis and Tiger Cota stat in a chop fest, until Argenis realizes he should armdrag. Zero cover exchange, Argenis has to wait until Tigre Cot gets out of his way to flip to his feet. Off the rope evading ends with an Argenis headscissors to send Cota into the ropes. Rio Bravo knocks Argenis down with a clothesline. Atomic Boy jumps around on the apron as if he's coming in, but no. Bravo off the ropes, under, waved back, and getting Argenis with a headscissors. Relampago – and I'm glad they said his name, because I thought it was Extreme Tiger standing there – leaps on the apron to take a chest slap. Bravo races for him, Relampago shoulders him in the midsection, and comes off the top with a guillotine drop. Relampago celebrates, gets dropkicking by Tito. Replay of the guillotine. Atomic Boy and Cota in when they return. Atomic Boy flips off Tiger Cota's chest, lends on his belly. Oops. Cota misses a clothesline, Tigre Cota back with an airplane spin escape into a headscissors, and not a good one. Maybe they should’ve waited about 10 more seconds to come back in? Tito out, Atomic to the top rope, and falling off to the floor for a headscissors. That one was fine, but no spring on the springboard, if it was even meant to be one. Atomic Boy comes back in, and gets dropkicked down by the remaining rudos. One replay later, and the rudos are working over Relampago. At on the apron, Rio Bravo dropkicks to the ropes, and the other two throw the newbie into the barricade, back first. Slingshot into a kick, to a Rio Brave guillotine legdrop, all the way to the floor. More replays. Suddenly, Relampago is in, and placing Argenis on the top rope – must’ve been whipped to him. Relampago charges, and get tossed into a headscissors on Bravo while Argenis gets one on Santana. Atomic Boy finishes them off with a springboard armdrag, and goes out with a slingshot tope con giro. Hmmm. Other four all in, dropkicks around, and Argenis and Santana are left standing. Argenis off the ropes, over, waved by, reversed, Argenis slide under Santana, ducks under a clothesline flip off Santana, Santana stops to look at the crowd (maybe wondering why there were so many counters all of the sudden), then walks into an armdrag. Argenis off the ropes, waved by, back with a headscissors. Argenis backdrop to the apron, Santana walks around celebrating, Argenis patiently waits for him. Santana charges, Argenis swings, Santana blocks it and chest slaps him one. Santana off the ropes, this time Argenis kicks him Argenis the shins, and Santana flies over the top rope. These guys are kinds of reversal that meant nothing. Argenis jumps off the outside of the middle ropes, and off with a tope con giro. Relampago doe a double jump flip into the ring. Chop with Rio Bravo, both overreacting the whole way. Relampago totally has a Rey Misterio mask, if you replace the jagged lines on the sides with flames. He and Rio Bravo are also not good with each other, and Relampago can’t help but flip for on reason but to show he can. After he sends Rio Bravo out with a simple armdrag, he first runs up the corner for a rope flip to his feet for no perceptible reason, then runs across the ring to an adjacent corner, runs up it, and does a tope rope springboard plancha to the floor. That'll look great in highlight reel; wish I could skip right to it, because not a lot else to offer. Atomic Boy looks cool on his flipping run. Cota grabs him by the mask (by accident) and Atomic Boy armdrags him away. Atomic Boy tries a handspring into a bodyscissors, but Cota blocks and drops him on his face. Cota hooks on a sharpshooter with armbar – maybe Argenis shouldn’t be standing dead center in the camera, not making an effort to help - and atomic Boy gives up. Guess they were captains. Rudos stomps the técnicos after the match for no real reason. Highlight is Arturo signing the Poder el Norte music.
Match 2: Amnesia, Black Abyss, Histeria III, Psicosis III vs Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Pimpinela Escarlata, Súper Fly
Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo, 12/18/2009
Match Time: 12:41
Rating: seen better
Notes: Piero is ref. Vipers are in black and white outfits. This crew really could’ve used a vignette to introduce them, but there's not even an introduction. The only way these guys are getting introduced is if the announcers are doing it, and you know how that goes.
Pimpi is an odd fit in this match Rudos rush the técnicos and start the match with a beatdown. It's very bizarre seeing a new Histeria that seems about a foot taller and 75 pounds heavier than the old one. Black Abyss seems the smallest guy in the crew, though Psicosis may be shorter without the wig. Psicosis can’t seem to figure out the trick to keeping his wig out of his face every time he moves. I 'm thinking ht requires double sided tape. Rudos seem very much a work in progress on tag moves; the timing is definitely not there yet. Crowd perks up when Pimpi comes in to face the rudos, and he puts up more of a fight. It's clear they care more about him than anyone else on the técnico team. It's not even really that close. Pimpi starts a one comeback off corner charges, with the Air Force doing quick moves but the crowd is chanting for a kiss. They get técnico brawling anyway, until finally Pimpi kiss Black Abyss on the outside.
Aerostar does not look sharp n his exchange, but does pull of a nice landing on the top rope and off into a headscissors with Psicosis. No hands tope is his dive, driving his head into Psicosis' sternum. They replay it three times, which is nice. Break right after.
Rejoined with Laredo and Black Abyss in. Laredo is on target, sending Abyss out with a springboard dropkick. Less so with Psicosis – Laredo tries to flip off him, and land on his neck. That could've been quite bad, but he's back up and headscissors right after. Dropkick sends Psicosis out, who is spending half his time getting his hair of his face. Replay of Laredo landing on his head – I don't know how he escaped that. It looks just as bad on replay. Histeria takes a headscissors of the apron and to the floor. All the flashy Air Force offense is getting replayed, which is nice for them, but I didn't think this match was about being nice for them. Pimpi is the only one who handles multiple rudos at the same time, though he has issues getting the rudos to take the armdrags he wants to dole out. Pimpi tricks the Vipers into slapping each other on outside, and kisses Histeria. Sudden clip to Aerostar & Psicosis already in the ring. Aero gets in his launching springboard plancha. Black Abyss adds a moonsault to the floor, Laredo adds an Asai Tornillo, which looks pretty start. Histeria does a hip dance before while waiting for people to get up for his dive – a big tope. Super Fly does a top rope tornillo. Amnesia waits, waits, and does a thru the rope top con giro. Pimpi is last, waving to the crowd before running to the top rope, waving some more, dropping down the apron, diving off, and hitting the floor when everyone else moves out of the way. Marisela Pena is amused. Rudos take over 4-3 with Pimpi out of it. Aerostar is given a bad double hiptoss, then a two man Devil's Wings (maybe? One has the upper body, one holds up the legs.) Black Abyss adds his frog splash for the win.
Music plays for all of 10 seconds before the Psycho Circus music starts. Arturo calls them Psycho, Killer and Zombie. We're all professionals here. Zombie, er, Monster runs in the ring and starts punching it out with Psicosis for no reason I know off. Despite the numbers being 4 on 3, the Clowns clear the ring of the Vipers. Maybe the Vipers were tired from their match. Crowd seems to approve when the Clowns pose after. I have no idea what this is about, but that’s fair, because neither does anyone else. Meanwhile, the técnicos from the match are checking on Aerostar on the outside – I think we're supposed to believe he got spiked on the combo move before the frog splash, but it did not appear serious.
Match 3: Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario
Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo, 12/18/2009
Match Time: 9:20
Notes: This match gets entrance. Xtreme Tiger has his belt, as do the tag champs (who have masks too) Hijo de Tirantes is ref – actually, they introduce him just as Tirantes. Hmmm. Anyway, now I know to ignore this match.
Rudos rush the técnicos – as always – and destroy them before the first break. Extreme Tiger takes a wheelbarrow faceslam on the outside. Jack tries to dive onto Jack and Nicho, but they catch him and throw him back first into the barricade. Guess they watched the opener!
After the break, the Hermandad break out the chairs, and Hijo del Tirantes helps whip Extreme Tiger into one of them. After double team moves galore and about six minutes of match, Jack slips out of a lazy behind the back powerbomb/toss by Lider to start the comeback. Jack's run lasts about 15 seconds, and then it’s just set up for everyone hitting a spot on everyone else, and a third guy breaking up the pin. Pretty much straight from the beatdown to the near finishes, with little in between. Hijo de Tirantes favors the rudos on the counts. Tirantes trips up Jack going for a dive, crotching him on the top rope. It means nothing, because the next spot is Tiger getting a crucifix rollup on Lider, and the rudos not taking any advantage. Someone gets bleeped – Nicho? Lider gives Tiger the Lider Bomb off the middle rope into four chairs. Evil referee Tirantes counts one, then stops counting because Tiger's shoulder isn't all the way down. That is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Tirantes then continues counting two and three.
Match 4: Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Chessman, Teddy Hart, Zorro
Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo, 12/18/2009
Match Time: 8:21
Notes: Entrances. Monster Clown is a fan friendly child kidnapper now. Announcers use the old Clown names because they really aren't paying attention. Someone made a really nice Psycho Circus banner. Transcribing Teddy Hart: “AAA! [points to balls] You have no balls. Bunch of cowards! Dorian and your dad, bunch of f[bleep] [bleep].” Teddy hands off his cross to Arturo, then gets in one more bleep - or maybe that’ the music this time. The next one definitively is.
Ref is Hijo de Tirantes, so I can safely ignore this. Monster Clown insists on getting in a fight with Zorro before the whistle, which goes badly for the clowns. Especially since Hijo del Tirantes is helping the rudos. While they are fighting, Konnan gets his own entrance, so of course they show Konan walking rather than people actually fighting. Teddy is smart enough to roll out to greet Konnan, which allows Konan to get some free shots on Psycho Clown (since he’s laying there, waiting for Teddy.) Konnan joins the announcers, who have been just a two man crew. Beatdown, only interrupts by Psycho Clown messing with Konna's mic. Chessman' outfit is now red in the back. Updates as warranted.
Beatdown continues after the break. This rudo beatdown with Hijo del Tirantes is not as interesting as the previous' match beatdown with Hijo de Tirantes, though this one does gives us Konnan saying “Van Dam invented the, uh, Terminator.” I had no idea he wrote that movie! Learn something new. Crowd gets into the match with Psycho Clown just hopping on the apron. Monster Clown trips up Chessman way too soon, or the other guys are too late – the timing is way strange, that's all I know, but the comeback happens at four minutes, although it feels later. Konan and the announcers more interested in getting three people to chant for the Legion to notice the Clowns have made their comeback. Monster's Clown off Murder Clown's shoulders is cool. Konnan yells at Hijo del Tirantes to DQ the Clowns, but he does not. Sad move. He does break up a top rope low blow headbutt on Teddy, so the Clowns attack him and give it to him instead. Konnan yells and screams for the DQ again, which kinda exposes how dumb it is that's not actually called. Though I guess the idea here is AAA is biased again the Legion. Legion make a random comeback, the start of which is missed during replays. Chessman Asai moonsault onto one Clown, Zorro does a tope con giro onto another, and Teddy and Psycho are left in. Crowd way behind Psycho. Psycho drops Teddy with a shoulder powerslam, then goes up top – top rope plancha, but no one's there to cover. Hijo del Tirantes was up, but before he can call the DQ, Piero's (suddenly) raced out. Monster Clown pulls Hijo del Tirantes out, and Piero counts one two three for the Clowns.
Konnan has a fit at the announce desk, then starts an attack on the clowns. Nicho & Lider show up to help beat up the clowns, though the clowns are down before they get there. Teddy gives Psycho his powerbomb backcracker, probably because he didn't have a chance to work in during the match. Cibernético, wearing his Bizarros shirt, races in, and half the rudos leave. Hijo del Tirantes is unaware and start to beat up the Clowns, only to take a chokeslam. Konnan begs off for a moment, then leaves. Lider somehow ends up in, and the Circus press slam him into an old AAA sign board. AAA is very into recycling. After some replay, Konnan tries to negotiate a one on one against Cibernético, but then rethinks it and leaves.
Match 5: Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King vs Crazy Boy, El Mesías, La Parka Jr.
Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo, 12/18/2009
Match Time: 18:58
Rating: kind of a mess and way too long. (So, usual)
Notes: AAA starts to play Electroshock's video for Silver King, before fixing it. ElectroShock comes out wearing his Ultimatum mask, before switching to his Electroshock mask. Crazy Boy is weirdly not over at all with this crowd. The crowd usually at least pop for his music. Mesías has his title, but no druids.
Piero is ref.
This is the first even start in a while. Elector dominates Crazy Boy, back out when it look like he might have to face Parka. Parka backs off, so Elector kills him some Crazy Boy some more. Crazy Boy gets nothing back. Mesías and Wagner take their turn. Fans seem mixed, but not particularly excited. They might be worn out by this point. Wagner controls Mesías, Mesías gets a comeback and teases a martinete, Silver King rushes in to break it up, and to be the one to actually take Mesías' punishment. Crowd chants for Mesías here – mostly kids, and mostly when the camera guy is right next to them and instructing them to do it to get on camera (I assume – it stops as soon as the camera guy moves away.) Mesías actually only gets in a little on Silver King before Electro whips him out with a wheel kick. Mesías shrugs off the cutter, and goes for a pinfall off that. Electroshock is nearly pinned off falling to the mat on his own, but Wagner makes the save.
After a break, Electroshock stops Mesías' charge with a back elbow, and gets in that cutter anyway. He doesn't try a pin. Mesías pull of a 'rana to sent Electro out, but poses instead of diving. La Parka gets his showcase next, which is a fair bit of comedy, especially with Wagner. He's lifted the stop sign bit too. Crazy Boy is third, and they oddly choose to clip something out after showing him blow a monkey flip. This time, he does get offense in on Electro, including a standing on his chest senton that looks unfun for Electro. Clip here? Back to Wagner and Mesías. Mesías gives Wagner the F5 and cover, but Piero is talking to The WagnerMaincos for no reasons. Referees count Wagner down for eight before Ultimo Gladiador runs in to break it up. Best part is Piero turning around to count, seeing Ultimo Gladiador there, and hurriedly turning away. Pimpinela Escarlata rushes out to brawl with Ultimo Gladiador – I guess this is payback for Guerrero de Titantes? Announcers aren’t going to explain. All eight guys brawl around the ring, Parka and Silver King send themselves into the crowd. Dr. Wagner – argues with a ugly in the front row, I guess. Maybe he threw Mesías in? Oh, he did, they just totally missed that. Despite Pimpi getting involved, this turns into Wagner controlled beatdown.
Crazy Boy is whipped into a chair shot, but Parka turns his whip around so Silver King take the shot, instead and the comeback is on. Parka can't get on his back for a sunset flip reversal spot, which looks disjoined and slow. Wagner is ready to accidentally kick his brother but stands there ready to do it for a few seconds before hand, so it’s not much of an accident. Mesías tries to paralyze Wagner with a martinete, but Electro breaks it up this time. Crazy Boy tries to help out, and eats an exploder suplex for two. Electro throws himself out on a corner charge. Crazy Boy hits a sliding dropkick, then an Asia tope con giro. Wagner charges Mesías, and gets drop toe holded into the middle buckle. Wagner flips Mesías to the apron. Mesías fights him back and land a top rope plancha. Wagner charges stops Mesías with a kick, but throws himself out of the ring. Mesías tries a pescado, but Wagner hits him with a chair shot on the way down. Silver King and Parka left in and Parka dance his way out of a sunset flip. Thought he was going to do the fat man sit for a second there. Parka gets a cover after a clothesline, but Electro pulls Piero slightly back, and that's enough to break up the count. Parka argues, Piero argues with Electro, Silver King fouls Parka and covers. Pimpi wakes from the dead, chases Piero around the ring, and - uh, watches as Piero counts three. What was the point of that?
Técnicos and rudos face a little more. Fireworks explode over the building. Wagner and Mesías face off in the ring once more, but Mesías misses his chair swing. Announcers are too busy reading off the credits to pay attention anyway. That's it.