AAA TV 10/14/05 in Aguascalientes
Written By Robert Bihari
Shika/Mascarita 2000/Polvo De Estrellas/Martha Villalobos vs Policeman/Jerrito Estrada/May Flowers/La Hechicera: This was good and I can easily explain why: Martha Vilallobos made a 10 second appearences and then didn’t come in again till the finish. GENIUS BOOKING! I have no clue who Shika is but he’s in the Verano De Escandalo opener that I still need to get from one of those Puroresu King shows. He has a cool outfit and seems like an okay flyer. Almost crushed his neck coming short on a bullet tope suicida to Hechicera early on. Mascarita and Jerrito worked well together. The rudos/rudas took over for only a short while(which also helped the match being good) and Polvo/May Flowers actually had a good exchange! Mascarita did a wicked plancha over the ringpost onto Jerrito! The eliminations kicked into high gear after that. Mascarita did a wicked combo: slingshot splash, asai moonsault, springboard 450 splash to get rid of Jerrito. Shika got eliminated by Hechicera. Mascarita by Policeman. Policeman by Martha which left Martha/Polvo vs Hechicera/May Flowers. EW! Announcers were funny saying the match had turned into a womens match, hehe. Martha’s team took the win after Polvo kissed Hechicera who fainted and got splashed by Martha. Cleverly worked match with lots of fun moments.
Laredo Kid/Rey Cometa/Principe Diamante vs Angel Mortal/Kaoma Jr./Rio Bravo: NOW THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!!:D Laredo Kid came off an awesome showing at Verano De Escandalo and came out wearing a Nautilius-esque outfit. Rey Cometa debuted a few years back on AAA TV but nobody remembers that sadly. Kaoma Jr. debuted with him in the same match and they tore the place down in a great tag match. Fast forward five years and he made another debut on the 7/1/05 AAA TV taping in Queretaro where he and Kaoma Jr. stole the show again. They aren’t rookies, both have been around a while(especially Kaoma Jr.) so they aren’t all about flying – they can work the mat big time. Principe Diamante was new to me until about 2 minutes into the match when I realized he is the former Babe Rap. This is good for two reasons. 1) Babe Rap had absolutely no charisma whatsoever and now he doesn’t need to have charisma b/c he has an awesome outfit. 2) Babe Rap is a stupid name, Principe Diamante is the name Space Cadet wannabe’s are made of.:) In fact, if Hombre Sin Miedo got a cooler name and teamed up with these three – there’s your new Space Cadets Pena if you refuse to use the TJ guys. As for the rudos, Angel Mortal has been around forever and is the PERFECT RUDO for these tecnicos. Rio Bravo came in with the other Nuevo Laredo guys and is another solid rudo who is perfect for these tecnicos. And Kaoma Jr. is just perfect. Cometa/Kaoma got to start off and they TOOK IT TO THE FUCKING MAT! What an amazing exchange. There was this one crazy sequence where Cometa went for a magistral cradle and somehow Kaoma rolled right through into the original headlock he has been working for an entire minute beforehand. W-O-W! I can’t even describe the rest of what they did but it was pure brilliance and the crowd gave them a big ovation. Rudos took over after that which is good b/c the crowd expected them to go straight to highspots so it was a nice tease. All the rudos hit some nasty moves on the tecnicos. There was no comeback as Mortal just wanted Laredo alone in the ring and ended up the victim of some neat armdrags. Kaoma Jr. met the same fate and finally Rio Bravo got nailed with a crazy satellite headscissors sending him outside. Laredo Kid tried a springboard but slipped, caught himself, stood back on the top rope and went for a frankensteiner to the floor but had wayyyyyyyy too much momentum and just ended up sitting on Rio Bravo. OUCH! Principe Diamante was next to work with all the rudos and he looked just as good with the in-ring stuff as Laredo Kid did. He nailed a bunch of backflips from various positions including eating a clothesline by doing one. I know a lot of people hate that spot but not me! Each tecnico actually took that bump in this match which was neat as it isn’t common in Mexico yet. Rey Cometa came in next and he had a couple of problems with using the ropes for moves but more than made up for it by nailing other spots perfectly. He did the running frankensteiner spot that every luchador and their mom use these days except he swung over the ropes and took Kaoma Jr. over the top and outside! He then ran and nailed his patened running double corkscrew plancha!!! THAT IS THE MOST AMAZING DIVE!!! Crowd loved it. Laredo Kid dropkicked Angel Mortal outside and once again slipped trying a springboard but got it the second time and hit a completely out-of-control corkscrew plancha on Angel Mortal. He almost got an extra rotation on the corkscrew and since they were using the six-sided ring, he even almost hit one of the ringposts on the way down.:) Only one guy left of course and it was Principe Diamante who slapped Rio Bravo knocking him outside and then he too slipped climbing the ropes but in one fluid motion was back up top for a corkscrew plancha of his own! All the rudos got counted out afterwards. Fantastic match! Exactly what you’d expect for the AAA undercarders… a match with some blown spots combined with insane spots but this time it had a great mat exchange and some neat in-ring moves included as well. This kinda stuff is what you’ll never see on CMLL TV and I’m not saying that is a bad thing, I’m just pointing it out. Sometimes AAA airs undercard matches that are soooooo awful and makes them look completely minor league compared to CMLL but this was definitely not the case here. The only negative is I liked the match so much, I’m now tempted to skip forward to watch Guerra De Titanes which had a four-on-four match featuring four of these same guys. I’ll be able to hold off as the next few AAA episodes have these guys in action as well. … I hope.
Next up was a segment where the D.F. commision talked about their rules and explained how they wanted the Middleweight Title Tournament to be 100% clean so a real champion could be crowned. This is AAA… saying that is absolutely pointless.
Oriental, El Angel, Histeria, Nuevo Audaz? El Hijo Del Audaz? Audaz Jr?, El Hijo Del Fantasma, Zumbido, Charly Manson, Psicosis, Hator and Gran Apache came out for a battle royale to decide the pairings in the tournament. Histeria/Psicosis didn’t get to participate as they received automatic buys to the final. Did they really have to get dressed up in their complete outfits just to have that announced??? So weird. Maybe they’ll do a run-in later on. The battle royale was one of the more fun ones I’ve seen in a while, especially as guys got tossed out. Angel was the first to go after… get this… a springboard ~SLAP! by Zumbidoski! Awesome! The slap is OVER! Apache went crazy and decided he wanted to take everyone including the ref on so naturally they all dumped him. Hator was next out and Hijo Del Fantasma then did a plancha off the top rope onto him which eliminated him as well. S-T-U-P-I-D! Manson went out next leaving Zumbido all alone with two tecnicos. Audaz looked alright before being dumped by Oriental who double-crossed him. Oriental/Histeria had a quick exchange before the refs broke them up since there was no reason to keep fighting. So the tournament was set:
Angel vs Apache
Hijo Del Fantasma vs Hator
Nuevo Hijo Del Audaz Jr. vs Charly Manson
Oriental vs Zumbido
I have results from every match except Hijo Del Fantasma vs Hator so I’m guessing that never actually happened unless AAA had a special show in Rio De Janiero over the last two months. I think they were supposed to meet on the 10/20 Zacatecas show which Fredo is missing the first part of but Hator had another match on that show and by the time they had their next taping they were on the Audaz Jr. II vs Manson match. Who knows. Do I care? Yes. I like brackets and real tournaments.
El Angel vs Gran Apache: AWESOME! Reminded me a lot of the old-school CMLL Lightning Matches. Angel and Apache have worked together for so long now that they are great with each other. They did about 5 minutes of matwork to start off which was really good and then picked up the pace with an Angel tope suicida. Apache was big time over with the crowd and he’s hilarious to watch. He also has the ~SLAP! which kills anyone and everyone! Angel connected with an asai moonsault later on in the match. They did some nearfalls but that was the only negative of the match as Tirantes was the ref and he counted slow for Angel and really fast for Apache. There goes the “100% clean” motto. After about 13 minutes, Angel caught Apache in a WAAAAAAAAAAAACKY pinning move that I’m sure Apache taught him and Skayde would be mighty proud of. I had actually never seen it before this. Tirantes reluctantly counted to three and Angel moves on.
Noti AAA had a Tiffany harassing an obviously pregnant Fabi Apache. I still don’t get the Billy Boy/Fabi Apache/Gran Apache/Tiffany angle. Billy loves Fabi, Gran Apache doesn’t like Billy messing with his daughter but how does Tiffany fit into things? And why does Estrellita always come to Billy’s rescue? Is she in love with Billy or just mad at Tiffany for some other reason? EXPLAIN THIS ALL TO ME CUBS!
First half of this show was fucking awesome so I already reccomend it even before watching the last two matches.
Alebrije/S. Chicana/Tinieblas Jr. vs Pirata Morgan/Monster/Abismo Negro: Abismo was VERY over… much like a tecnico so Pena made the smart move to turn him eventually. I was confused as Tinieblas Jr. was just a rudo who turned tecnico and yet the crowd kept boo’ing him and he had problems with Alebrije which led to shoving after the match. Was he being booked to go heel again? He hasn’t been on any recent shows so maybe he was but then he decided to leave? Match was better than expected. Chicana and Morgan are good in these types of matches where they don’t have to actually wrestle for more than 4-5 minutes overall.
Vampiro/La Parka Jr. vs Shocker/Nikozuna: WELL HOW THE FUCK DID THIS TURN INTO A GOOD MATCH??? As I said above, easily my second favorite match of the taping and definitely the best AAA main event of 2005. I don’t know who laid the match out but they deserve a gold star for all the twists and turns. There was some okay(but not great obviously) wrestling at the start. Vampiro bled BIG TIME! If you miss blood you definitely need some AAA b/c this was the first of two straight shows with great blade jobs. Vampiro was a “crimson mask” so to speak. Shocker grabbed Parka Jr. and dragged him backstage where they ran into Psicosis and Manson having a drink. This actually turned into a hilarious “OOPS” moment as in the background Zumbido and his drug dealer were talking outside the dressing room and realized the cameras were shooting the main event angle so Zumbido kept banging on the dressing room door trying to be let back in – *LMAO*!!! PRICELESS!!! It didn’t matter much as the camera came back out and so did Manson/Psicosis with a giant board which they setup on the guardrail. They put Parka Jr. on it and here is where the amazing drama began to unfold. Psic went to help Shocker beat up Vampiro while Manson got attacked by Parka Jr. who had recovered. Parka Jr. took off his soccer jersey(both he and Vamp wore them to the ring) and put it on Manson, then grabbed a mask from a ringside fan and put in on Manson… which mask you say? Why of course… A LA PARKA MASK! He put a KO’ed Manson on the board just in time for Nikozuna and Psicosis to walk back over and see “Parka” laying there dead. Nikozuna got on the apron and splashed “Parka” through the board!!! The real Parka then came out of hiding and both Psicosis and Shocker!!! Nikozuna lay on the floor hurt as Manson played dead and had the doctors come check on him. Histeria then ran out(see, I told you they wouldn’t make Histeria/Psic get dressed up for only one appearence) and took Psicosis out of the equation with an asai moonsault! Manson was loaded on a stretcher as Vampiro had Shocker all alone in the ring with the crowd going NUTS! He hammered Shocker with a chairshot and suddenly a fan wearing a 1000% Guapo shirt got in the ring. Wait… it wasn’t a fan… it was Pato Soria, Shocker’s dad! He begged Vamp not to hit Shocker again with the chair and Vamp reluctantly dropped the chair… turned around… AND GOT LOW BLOWED!!! Shocker then covered him for the win! Awesome fucking angle which didn’t fall apart in execution as most AAA angles tend to do. If you’re a fan of old-school ECW style overbooked main events – this is for you!
10/14 Aguascalientes was awesome! I’d reccomend it to anyone who wants to try and get back into AAA. No bad matches and you get to see everyone from the mini’s, the crazy new flyers, the midcard guys who put on the best matches, the usual AAA comedy crew and a big main event that actually feels like just that… A BIG MAIN EVENT! Fantastic stuff.