We’re not wasting much time sports fans. It’s just a little after midnight here on the east coast, my head semi-hurts, I’m operating on little sleep after a bad night last night and I spent the whole day at a family cookout. In other words, I’m exhausted and we’re just getting to the point with this AAA preview for tomorrow’s show in Ecatepec. At least the show looks super good. But you’ll read all about that in a minute. Let’s end this intro and get right to the meat!
Astrolux, Lady Maravilla, Vanilla vs. Keyra, Latigo, Star Fire
What to Expect: Starting with AAA vs. Elite and continuing with this show, it appears AAA has begun the new trend of actually having their openers topped! Even if that’s the case once again the streak of good to great openers should continue for the promotion. Vanilla being a technico and Star Fire being a rudo is a bit odd (shouldn’t it be reversed?) but Astrolux, Maravilla, Keyra, Star Fire (regardless of her role) and Latigo are all where they need to be and should have no trouble tearing the house down.
Winners: I got a feeling about the rudo(a) team here, mostly because they’re just a tad bit more talented. They take it with Star Fire pinning Vanilla.
Aramis, Bandido, Flamita vs. Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana
What to Expect: This would normally be the type of match that gets the “now this is podracing” treatment. Except this is beyond podracing; this is riding historically on the Fury Road while being chased by the Doof Warrior.
You could examine this match with a microscope and not find a single, solitary hole. There’s great background to this match in the form of the returning Flamita, who last appeared in AAA two years ago before an ugly incident involving Octagón at a book signing (you may forget that Flamita was known as Octagón Jr. at the time) led to his departure. With those issues (and the gimmick) now in the past Flamita returns an even greater luchador than he was then, bringing with him the equally electrifying Bandido. The addition of those two is so massive that it makes the presence of Aramis and Poder del Norte secondary, which is quite the feat considering no rudo stable is better in AAA right now than Poder del Norte and no one looks more poised to break out ala Bandido and Flamita right now than Aramis. That’s how big it is that Bandido and Flamita are appearing. They’re not just great luchadores anymore; they’re superstars and they’re going to prove it in this one while taking Aramis, Brava, Cota and Santana along for the ride. There are no guarantees in life but with the level of talent involved, the only way I see this match not being the best of the evening is if a catastrophe happens. Otherwise it will be something else entirely.
Winners: It’s AAA so who knows, but I’m pretty sure Konnan didn’t bring Bandido and Flamita in to lose in their big return (or in Bandido’s case debut). They and Aramis are walking out of this one winners.
Lady Shani, Mamba, Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Australian Suicide, Faby Apache, La Parka Negra
What to Expect: Replacement Pimpinela with almost anyone and this match looks like a sleeper. Alas Pimpi is here, guaranteeing this match the fate of the least interesting and weakest match of the evening. It still should be watchable though thanks to the few cool things Australian Suicide and Parka Negra will do, not to mention whatever continued buildup we get from Faby and Lady Shani. Don’t be shocked to see Taurus get involved before it’s all said and done.
Winners: Shani has been winning these face offs with Faby a lot recently, which would normally indicate that it’s Faby’s time to win…except this is AAA and even with the new regime I can see them just pushing Shani full steam until it’s time for her to drop the mask to Faby at Triplemania. Thus I’ll go with the technicos, with Shani pinning Faby to get the W.
La Máscara, Máximo, Sammy Guevara vs. Jack Evans, Teddy Hart, Luchador Sorpresa
What to Expect: Talk about a match having everything you need. There’s the AAA return of Sammy Guevara!
A Luchador Sorpresa!
THE RENEWED ADVENTURES OF THE HART FOUNDATION 2.0!
Oh, and I guess whatever La Máscara and Máximo are building up to.
Quite frankly CMLL can continue to build to whatever they’re building to with Máscara and Máximo during this match. I don’t really care; just as long as Guevara, Teddy, Jack and whoever the surprise appearance is are allowed to go completely nuts. They are capable; in the past week alone we saw how Jack and Teddy could salvage a tricky situation by dragging a decent match out of Joe Lider and Pagano (albeit with Pagano nearly dying in the process) and we saw Guevara display his bat shit insanity in the LU Temple. For the love of all things AAA, let them (and whoever the surprise guy is) do their thing, let Jack and Guevara build some heat for their humorous Twitter feud and then end the match with some Máscara/Máximo shenanigans. I don’t ask for much more than that.
Winners: Jack, Teddy and the newest member of MAD (whoever he may be) will pick up the win after Máximo kisses Máscara by accident again, leading to a roll up or devastating finisher of some kind. Will Máscara then turn on Máximo immediately? In the words of Ahnuld in Conan the Destroyer, we shall see.
Averno, Chessman, Super Fly vs. El Hijo del Fantasma, Juventud Guerrera, Taurus
What to Expect: I can’t be the only one confused by this, right? Los OGT’s are feuding with MAD, El Hijo del Fantasma is feuding with Psycho Clown…and yet Fantasma is in this match while Psycho isn’t, teaming with two guys who are associated with MAD. And don’t get me started with the “Taurus isn’t with MAD” comments; he was attacking people with Cage and Kevin Kross on the Elite show and they are both very much MAD members. He’s in like Flynn sports fans.
Because of all that (and a lot of weirdness surrounding the main event) I wouldn’t be surprised to see Fantasma moved up and Kross moved down here to team with his fellow MAD teammates to help things make a lot more sense. Regardless of whether they do that or keep this match as is though it looks promising. Averno, Chessman and Super Fly have been riding high since that feud with Poder del Norte took off and they won’t have to deal with silly antics like Rey Escorpión and Texano betraying their partner like they did last time out. And you can’t go wrong with a team of Fantasma, Taurus and the Juice or Kross, Taurus and the Juice, especially with how great both Juvy and Taurus have been since their AAA returns. I’m a little concerned AAA won’t allow Super Fly and Juvy to do all the high flying stuff they can do to give this match another element, but even if that doesn’t come to pass there’s no reason not to think this match won’t be at least very good, regardless of who’s involved.
Winners: It will remain a MAD, MAD world with the result of this match. Fantasma (or Kross), Juvy and Taurus take this match, likely due to some nefarious means. Cause MAD is evil and all of course.
Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano, Psycho Clown vs. Killer Kross, Rey Escorpión, Texano Jr.
What to Expect: I feel like I say this with every AAA main event but if the shoe fits, right? Honestly I don’t have a clue what will happen here. For one Dr. Wagner is advertised for this match…and yet he’s also advertised for a big match against Pentagon in Monterrey tomorrow night. I don’t put the odds of him appearing for AAA very high. What of Pagano? The last we saw of him we were watching his life flash before our very eyes and there’s been no definitive word that I’ve seen about his status going forward. I wouldn’t be stunned to see him on this show or off it altogether. Keep in mind this all before we get into the aspect of how El Hijo del Fantasma makes more sense for this match than the semi-main and how Killer Kross makes more sense for that semi-main than this match.
So yeah; who the hell knows what will go on here? The only thing I can tell you is that someone will be stepping in for Wagner and who the hell knows who that could be (if you’re thinking Fenix or LA Park, stop; they’re booked on that same MDA show as Wagner and Pentagon). I suppose it could be a good thing that both Wagner and Pagano could possibly miss this match, as it opens the door for someone good to take their place. Of course it also opens the door for Imposter La Parka to make an appearance and that’s no good. I’ll say this; whatever happens, we’re all going to be watching this one with great interest. I just hope it winds up more like AAA vs. Elite’s main event and less like every other AAA main event we’ve seen this year.
Winners: Silly me, I’m going to actually assume AAA makes the right decision here, swaps out Kross and Fantasma and puts Fantasma in this match against Psycho. Thus, regardless of who teams up with Psycho on the technico side, the rudos will emerge victorious through nefarious means. Thank you and please drive home safe.
Game…blouses. I’m out till tomorrow sports fans. TILL THEN!
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