AAA TV in Tlaxcala 11/19/05
Written By Robert Bihari
Super Fly/Flecha Roja vs Los Perversos I y II: Before the match they had an interview with the local tecnicos as they did various flips around the ring which was neat. Super Fly(TV spells it ‘Flay’ but they also say ‘X-Flay’ instead of ‘X-Fly’ which is obviously wrong) seemed to be the guy they were pushing the most which was evident when he kept appearing on more AAA tapings. He’s alright but not in the flying class of the other newer AAA guys. He does one neat Pegasso-esque spot where he does a forward flip and then a 360 onto his feet which seems difficult as hell to pull off. Pretty simple match formula here with two matwork exchanges, each tecnico gets to fly around, rudos take over, tecnicos fight back and do dual dives and then win with dual huracanranas. Fun way to open up the show.
Escoria/El Cuervo/Ozz vs Picudo/Espiritu/Silver Cat: More of an angle than a match as before things get started, Cibernetico and La Secta come out to offer Espiritu a chance to join their group. He thinks it over as the match goes on which leads to lots of “friendliness” between him and his opponents. Obviously Picudo and Silver Cat don’t like this which leads to the Vatos arguing amongst themselves. The problem here is in between the angle they tried to wrestle and the Black Family were amazing as usual but this is not the type of match for the Vatos. Maybe Espiritu since he’s good but Picudo and Silver Cat cannot work tecnico style. They are pure rudos who work best when catching the Barrios or Kumbias. So aside from Espiritu working with any Black Family member, the exchanges were real awkward. Vatos did a couple of dives during a comeback. Escoria did a moonsault off the apron onto Silver Cat. Black Family won and Espiritu left with the Vatos.
El Angel vs El Hijo Del Fantasma – Mexican National Middleweight Title Tournament: This was short… THANKFULLY! Ugly matwork to start off and then it appeared they had no idea where to go so Angel just walked around the ring until Fantasma got the hint and nailed him with a bullet tope suicida. When they got back inside they looked even more lost and Fantasma quickly applied a submission to win. Barely reached 5 minutes. VERY DISAPOINTING. Don’t even have a guess as to what went wrong. Then again, if they had gone long this might have turned into a two-disc set so good job guys!;)
Billy Boy/Histeria/Oriental vs Gran Apache/Psicosis/Zumbido: Usual really fun AAA mid-card match. If you’ve been following the shows or even just my reviews you can pretty much guess how this match went and who looked good/who didn’t. The finish was quite awkward though as Oriental got pinned and then Histeria/Psicosis/Zumbido just brawled into the crowd as Billy Boy/Apache did nearfalls. Histeria ended up doing a moonsault from about 10 feet up onto Psicosis and then a somersault off a ledge(show was in a bull ring) onto Zumbido. They took forever to get to where they wanted to do those spots and then even longer to set them up so it was pretty weak. Oriental interfered so Billy Boy could win. Aside from the awkward finish I enjoyed the match. Zumbido looked fantastic.
El Intocable and El Zorro vs Charly Manson and Shocker: Holy fuck… A CLEAN AAA TAG TEAM MATCH!!! I was shocked as I was sure they were building to a Zumbido or Electro Shock run-in but it never came! Some good wrestling and some good brawling mixed with some sloppiness from Intocable but most importantly… A CLEAN FINISH! Kinda funny too as Manson grabbed Zorro’s cane and went to hit Zorro who moved so he nailed Shocker. He then tried to hit Zorro on the ropes but ended up hitting himself and both rudos got pinned afterwards. Crowd loved it so you can’t ask for much more.
There was a skit where Vampiro stalked Cibernetico in a cemetery and eventually made his presence known. Cibernetico took off his jacket and the two brawled until Chessman and Charly Manson appeared from out of nowhere and Vampiro got his ass kicked and then buried! Hilarious shit. This is right up there with the greatest CMLL skits, especially the part where Vampiro is laying on the ground and Chessman puts a shovel on him, then Manson grabs another shovel and started smashing the shovel on Vampiro. Makes a great sound but sooooooooo obvious it was doing nothing to Vampiro who still had to sell it as death since he was about to be KO’ed and buried. This was the conclusion of a 3 week long skit on AAA TV and I hope they keep doing them. Actually, before the Apache match they concluded another 3 week long shit involving Billy Boy, Apache, Tiffany, Fabi Apache and Brandon. I wasn’t following that though. Billy Boy looked awful pissed about whatever it was that was going on though!
La Parka Jr./Octagon/El Alebrije vs Cibernetico/Chessman/Espiritu: Obviously before the match Cibernetico offered Espiritu another chance to join La Secta and Espiritu accepted. He didn’t seem to break up with the Vatos though as they shook hands on the ramp before he ran into the ring and put on his new eyewear and Secta shirt. Good to see Espiritu working main events(ignoring the fact I’ve already seen him work some recent AAA main events), he deserves it. The entire Secta watched the match from the ramp which was a total giveaway of what was going to happen. *L* Tecnicos dominated the entire first half of the match for obvious reasons. Alebrije looked great in his return to AAA TV. Cuije was funny but ended up getting tossed into the crowd which is always a scary spot since nobody ever wants to catch him! As expected the entire Secta ran in for the DQ and then got chased off by Intocable, Zorro and … someone else who I forget right now. But… the coolest part was before they ran away to the back they all posed for a group photo and it looked AWESOME! Very reminisant(sp.?) of when Los Vipers formed and posed for a huge group photo that you can find almost anywhere on the net these days.
Overall it was a pretty good show and I’d reccomend it along with AAA 10/14 and AAA 11/12 as the must get AAA shows of 2005. Of course Guerra De Titantes will probably blow all those shows away but that’s coming up another time.