AAA TV in Puebla 11/12/05
Written By Robert Bihari
What a gorgeous setup for a TV taping. 3 hours of AAA TV is like watching a weekly house show… it’s so fantastic. I can’t even begin to imagine how amazing CMLL would be with a weekly 3 hour time slot covering a match from Arena Coliseo and the entire Arena Mexico show. As I told Fredo in an e-mail – I’m actually enjoying this new batch of AAA TV way more than the CMLL TV batch covering 10/22/05 to 1/14/06 that he got in a month ago.
LOS KUMBIA KIDS vs Escoria/Cuervo/Ozz: Tonight’s version of the Kumbia Kids were Kevin(I think the same one from the Warriors but I’d have to go check to be sure), Jessy and Javi. I don’t really know how to explain this match but basically… it’s exactly what I want to see when the Kumbia Kids make TV. Some funky armdrags and headscissors that only turn out well half the time mixed in with some crazy dives. That’s really all I ask for and they came through big time here. Jessy looked like the best member of his team(he’s the one related to Tiffany) as he actually worked the mat for a bit and was crisp with some of his offense. Ozz is a genius. I know the CMLL way is if your opponent fucks up – you kick the shit out of him. However, I *much* prefered what Ozz did here as Javi tried to flip into the ring but lost his balance. Did Ozz beat him up or laugh? Nope, he carefully climbed to the top rope and then looked scared so he climbed down ever so slowly and jumped off the first turnbuckle as the crowd laughed at him. PERFECT way to get the heat on you and make the crowd forget about the fact their tecnico just looked like an idiot. The general idea of the match was each Kumbia Kid got to work an exchange with each rudo so this was sorta like a exhibition match. Kevin was up first and finished his sequence with a tope suicida into an armdrag. Javi was next and did some alright stuff including a wicked springboard into a ropeflip moonsault armdrag combo on Escoria! He did not dive. Jessy was next and went absolutely crazzy with two fucking INSANE armdrag variations… one of which was just a thing of BEAUTY! He finished his sequences by doing a plancha off the top rope into an armdrag on Ozz on the floor! Great spot! Rudos took over and seemed to be trying out some new triple team moves of their own to see what would stick and what wouldn’t. Interesting comeback spot as Ozz lay on the floor and both his partners kept sliding the Kumbias under the ropes and onto his knees. Finally Kevin didn’t slide and just stopped at the ropes and dove onto Ozz with a slingshot somersault senton! The other Kumbias sent Escoria/Cuervo outside and did tope suicidas. We weren’t done there as back inside Kevin sent Ozz back to the floor and nailed a nice tope suicida taking both into the guardrail! Jessy was next up as he did a running corkscrew plancha onto Cuervo. Javi then did a flying dropkick on Escoria who took a cool bump. Javi then locked on a submission hold… AND ESCORIA GAVE UP! KUMBIAS WIN! KUMBIAS WIN! KUMBIAS WIN!!! WTF!!! Did the top heel stable in AAA just lose an opening match to a team that makes TV once every three months? *L* Well, it was one of the first matches at the arena live and you do want to keep the fans happy so maybe it was the right decision but still… how odd. Great way to start a show off. AAA has the right idea.
Estrellita/Martha Villlalobos/Karina Duval vs Tiffany/La Diabolica/Rossy Ventura: Duval? Ventura? Who? Pretty shitty match as you’d expect although Estrellita/Tiffany looked good when in there together. Apache ran out at the end and threw some stuff in Estrellita’s eyes to cause her to lose.
Pimpinela Escarlata/Billy Boy/El Angel vs Pirata Morgan/Gran Apache/Apocalipsis: No, El Koreano did NOT jump for one night only and this was not the Apocalipsis from Guadalajara’s NWG. Just some local guy put under a random gimmick much like Espantapajros on the last show I assume. It’s not a bad idea… kinda fun for the randomness of it all. Cubs would probably disagree.:) Anyways, this was a pretty fun match as Billy Boy, Angel and Apache were ON! Apocalipsis wasn’t too bad himself and took some brutal punishment from some blown Angel spots. I felt bad for him when Angel tried a legdrop as Apocalipsis hung on the ropes but ended up sitting on his head instead! Billy Boy looked fantastic and is really taking advantage of this push he is getting. He seems to be fighting Charly Manson for best bullet tope suicida! Nailed another killer one in this match. Later he ran at Pirata Morgan and got tossed into a corkscrew plancha at Apache. Cameraman filmed it perfectly b/c I had no idea Apache was even waiting to catch Billy Boy and just thought the tecnico was going to take an INSANE BUMP to the outside.:) Very weird stuff to finish the match as Pirata Morgan beat up Hijo Del Tirantes which led to Tirantes(in street clothes) doing a run-in and a TOPE SUICIDA on Pirata. Where did this feud come from and why did I not hear about it back when the taping occured?
Oriental vs Zumbido: Another match in the Mexican National Middleweight Title Tournament. You ready for this one Cubs? It went… *drumroll*… a whopping… *drumroll*… ***SIXTEEN AND A HALF MINUTES***!!! Find me how many CMLL trios matches(forget even checking singles matches b/c it’s a lost cause) got 16:30+ in 2005/2006 so far! I’m not gonna say this was a great match or anything but it actually felt like a match unlike the rushed CMLL singles matches and by the 10 minute mark you actually got the feeling that both guys wanted to win since they were battling so hard. Lots of dives, mind you some were setup pretty clumsily. Oriental fucked up a tope suicida early on but then did it again properly. Zumbido did his plancha off the second rope in the ring. Zumbido missed a moonsault off the apron but landed on his feet only to take an Oriental frankensteiner. Oriental pushed Zumbido into the crowd, then overcame his fear of heights and lept over the ringpost into the crowd with a plancha! Later he rounded out all the dives with a moonsault plancha where Zumbido was in the wrong position and they cut to a crowd shot as he walked into the right place to take the dive properly. Eh… it’s Lucha, what can you do?:) Some nice nearfalls in the ring including Zumbido doing a corkscrew off the top right into two feet from Oriental! Zumbido gets the win *clean* with an upside-down Indian Deathlock pinning move. Yes, that is how I am going to describe it! Zumbido praised Oriental over the mic afterwards and they shook hands. 16+ minutes… clean finish… good buildup to the finish… *blinks*… AAA rules!
Histeria and Electro Shock vs Charly Manson and Psicosis: Psic got things going fast with a tope suicida as Histeria made his entrance. Then everyone brawled for a really long time. Electro bled through his mask/face covering. Tecnicos took way too long to fight back but there was a ton of heat when they finally did. Histeria did a pescado onto Psicosis. Later he did a somersault plancha off the second rope inside the ring as well. They had a couple of nice exchanges but I wish the exchanges would have gone as long as the brawling. Oh well. Electro somehow got worse after his CMLL/indy run. He used to do some neat stuff(granted it was mostly with Chessman) but now is just a waste. Maybe he’ll be better as a rudo since he was the one who turned on Pena at AAA’s TV taping tonight. Tecnicos won *CLEAN*. ***3 CLEAN FINISHES ON AN AAA TV SHOW!*** NEW RECORD!!!
La Parka Jr./Intocable/Sangre Chicana vs Abismo Negro/Chessman/Shocker: Shocker/Chicana feud was the main storyline here. Intocable had a decent exchange with both Abismo and Chessman but he still doesn’t look as comfortable as he was before the injury. Parka did a nice running somersault plancha over Abismo’s back and onto Chessman. For a guy who was about to make a big tecnico turn – Abismo really wasn’t teasing much of anything here. Pirata Morgan did a run-in to help Shocker pin Chicana and then Tirantes came back out to brawl with Pirata. Huh?
Aside from the stupidity with Tirantes, this show is well worth checking out. Probably my second favorite all-around AAA show of 2005 now after the 10/14 Aguascalientes show. The next episode up is 11/19 in Tlaxcala and it looks like it might just blown this one away… at least on paper.