AAA TV 3/19/06 in Oaxaca
Written By Robert Bihari
Rey Cometa/Pimpinela Escarlata/Mascarita Sagrada 2000/Martha Villalobos vs Kaoma Jr./Polvo De Estrellas/Mini Abismo Negro/La Diabolica: Mascarita and Mini Abismo have this beautiful mat exchange early in the match which is to die for. They really need to put together another program leading to a singles match with those two at a future TV taping. Cometa and Kaoma Jr. of course tear it up when in the ring together. They work so well together and Cometa is so not your generic young guy who hits a ton of spots and misses a ton of others. He’s just so fluid and doesn’t look like he’s being carried at all. He nailed a gorgeous diving frankensteiner to the floor off the second rope on Kaoma. Rudos took over after that and the beatdown might have dragged a bit longer than it should have. Comeback spot wasn’t too hot either. Then it was time to clear out and let Martha/Diabolica finish the match since they were feuding. Pimpinela took out Polvo with a running somersault plancha. Kaoma took a beautiful shoulder-bump to the floor behind the ringpost and Cometa nailed a DOUBLE CORKSCREW PLANCHA OVER THE RINGPOST!!! HOOOOOOOOOOLY SHIT! Mascarita then nailed his usual spinning headscissors moves on Mini Abismo taking him outside and then nailed a diving frankensteiner off the top rope with an extra twist on the landing! After Martha missed a plancha off the second rope, Diabolica nailed a senton and got the win. Fine opening match. In my head I wondered if this entire match would go longer than the full first round of the CMLL tournament? It did. Rating: 1.
Abismo Negro/Histeria/Psicosis vs Antifaz Del Norte/Corazon De Barrio/Hator: Abismo got taken out with a tombstone as he made his entrance(it probably wasn’t even the real Abismo) which turned it into a 3-on-2 match. Actually, 3-on-1 as Psicosis wasn’t helping Histeria at first since they had been feuding forever. After the northerners dominated for a while, they sat Histeria on a chair and were ready to triple dropkick him but Psicosis stopped them. Histeria got up to defend himself but Psicosis tossed him a chair and then they cleaned house! LOS VIPERS ARE REBORN! They used dual tope suicidas on Corazon De Barrio and Hator. Antifaz was eliminated after a TKO and flying senton from Psicosis. Histeria took out Hator with an asai moonsault. Psicosis had Corazon pinned by Antifaz interfered behind the ref’s back and low blowed Psicosis who got pinned so El Terror Regio won the match since Psic was the captain. Entire match was just an angle with a few nice spots thrown in but I thought it came off very well. Rating: .75
Chessman/Escoria/El Cuervo/Ozz vs Shocker/Scorpio Jr./Alan Stone/Zumbido – Mexican National Atomicos Titles Bout: In no way did this live up to my expectations but it had it’s moments for sure. They paired off early on until the Guapos took over and used some nice double/triple/quadrople team moves to take the first fall. It’s so weird how Shocker used to stand out and you could see he was the star, no matter how many other people were in a match and now… he’s just one Guapo out of four. There really is no difference between him and the others as far as presence in the ring which used to be Shocker’s strength. Second fall had the inevitable comeback by the champions. Escoria took out Shocker with a WICKED running corkscrew plancha between the ropes! Ozz and Cuervo then used their dual finishers on Scorpio Jr. and Zumbido while Chessman used a TKO to pin Alan. Again they paired off in the third fall starting with Shocker and Chessman who had a fun minute or so where they did a neat spot exchanging stiff kicks. Just as they both connected at the same time, Escoria and Alan Stone used springboard dropkicks to clear the ring and then they got going. Ozz/Zumbido ended up taking those two out and then Cuervo/Scorpio took those two out. Finally the trend ended as Cuervo took Scorpio out and nailed a tope suicida. Alan then went at it with Ozz and they showed a replay of Cuervo’s dive but immediatly after that we re-joined an Alan springboard plancha in progress! Holy shit, a dive sequence! Ozz was next with a bullet running corkscrew through the ropes! Zumbido then geared up and launched himself over the top with a no-hands running somersault plancha to perfection! Next up was Escoria… or was it? NOPE! CH-CH-CH-CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESMAN! Up top… MOONSAULT PLANCHA ONTO EVERYONE!!! Fucking amazing spot for a guy his size! This left Shocker and Escoria in the ring of course. La Secta came out to watch the match on the ramp. Escoria used a top-rope frankensteiner but Alan broke the pin up. Chessman didn’t like that and entered the ring but was dropkicked outside and taken out with a tope suicida from Alan! Shocker put Escoria up top and went for La Valagueza but Espiritu ran to the ring and low blowed him, Escoria landed on top and the champs retain! Shitty ending but I was sorta expecting that once I saw La Secta come out. As I said, match had it’s moments but overall was a bit of a mess. Rating: .75
Post-match was a dumb angle where Electro Shock turned on AAA and gave Pena a weak chairshot which Pena bled for.
El Zorro vs El Intocable vs Charly Manson vs Electro Shock – Chain Match: Oh god these matches are AWFUL. I like 3 out of these guys and I like the stipulation but it should be kept to a singles match. The problem is they have all four chains connected together and there is absolutely NO WAY to not avoid the chain getting tangled up. Poor Hijo Del Tirantes is running around the ring all match long trying to untangle the mess. And at many points guys would try moves and be unable to do them properly b/c the chain didn’t extend far enough. So this was just one huge mess. Manson tried to blade himself and it failed miserably as he only got a slight trickle of blood but sold it like he was a bloody mess. Intocable ended up winning but even the AAA crowd was sorta quiet for all this b/c they knew it was awful. Rating: 0
La Parka Jr./Octagon/Luzbel vs Cibernetico/Muerte Cibernetica/Espiritu: Espiritu gets to take over Chessman’s role of being the guy to take all of Octagon’s boring offense.:) Lots of boring brawling early on. Luzbel then got an exchange and actually took TWO BUMPS! He’s already 10x the worker Gronda is! Ciber yanked off Parka’s mask for the D…or not…Parka Jr. used a L.A. Park spot where his mask is off but he covers his face with his own hair and dropkicks Ciber outside for a tope suicida! Luzbel speared Muerte Cibernetica after a blown spot and pinned him while Octagon made Espiritu submit to send the crowd home happy. Rating: .25
Overall we wind up with 2.75 out of 5. I enjoyed the episode alot at various points and hated it at various points as well. The added bonus was this was an outdoor show and it went late into the night so the setup looked cool with the darkness in the background and the stadium lights on to light the ring. Of course the lazy AAA TV production crew decided to have pre-made crowd shots to insert when they edited so what do you think happened? Yep… crowd shots with the sun out as a match occured in total darkness. Only in Mexico.:) Well, and WCW I guess. The next show is in Queretaro from 3/31 and on paper looks like a real strong show so I have high expectations. There are 3 matches that look can’t miss, 1 that could be great if the guys are working hard and then the TNA guys in the main event which I heard wasn’t as bad as you’d think.