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by Mike Johnson @ 10:00 PM on 8/9/2015

Welcome to's live, ongoing coverage of AAA Triplemania 2015 from Mexico City.

The English announcers for the PPV are Hugo Savinovich and Matt Striker.  They had a 30 minute pre-game show that was an easy way for new viewers to understand the stories for the main events.

The PPV went on the air and they introduced the announcers as well as Marisella Pena, who was shown holding the urn that is said to contain the ashes of AAA founder Antonio Pena.  They aired a video feature on the company's history before going into a fancy pyro show set to the Mission Impossible theme.

They are using a six sided ring.

They are having some audio issues.  Someone involved in the transmission put up a note on the screen noting such.  They are also having some satellite issues early.

Drago & Goya Kong & Dinastia & Pimpinela Escarlata vs. Daga & Sexy Star & Mini Psycho Clown & Mamba

Clown and Dinastia started and Clown was sent to the floor.  Drago and Mamba hit the ring,  Daga flirted with him and got kicked in the rear.   Drago scored with a big dive over the time to the floor on Daga.  Escarlata and Mamba faced off.  Sexy Star and Kong got involved.  Kong used the ropes to toss off Star and Mamba.  Daga's team all worked on Kong.  Star drilled Kong with a big running knee in the corner. 

Clown nailed Dinastia with a double underhook suplex.   Kong escapes a series of charges and squashed Star in the corner, then gave her a stinkface.  Daga and Kong faced off.  She used her might to knock him down to the mat.  Mamba and Drago faced off  Drago sent her to the floor and nailed a twisting dive to the floor.  The minis battled.  Dinastia nailed a flip off the top to the floor on Clown.

Sexy Star nailed a twisting dive from the top the floor on Drago.  Pimpinela hit a springboard dive to the outside on everyone.  Goya danced in celebration but was nailed with a kick.  Daga nailed a dive to the floor.   Goya hit a flip dive off the apron to the floor.  

Back in the ring, Star nailed a bodypress on Pimpinella, then hit a head scissors takeover.    She missed a moonsalt and was locked into an over the shoulder backbreaker.  Star tapped.

Your winners, Drago & Goya Kong & Dinastia & Pimpinela Escarlata!

The big dives and spots were fun, as was the spectacle of all the characters but at times, it was a little rough. Still, a fun opening.

Live, they honored referee Pepe Tropicasas.  He came to the ring and got a nice pop.  They said tonight he would be officiating his final match.  He embraced Marisella Pena at ringside.

They aired a video feature on The Villanos.

Los Villanos III & IV & V vs. The Psycho Circus (Monster Clown & Psycho Clown & Murder Clown)

Villanos cut a promo saying they lost their masks but they asked the Commission for permission to wear them one last time with the agreement they would remove them after the bout tonight.  That was probably a legitimate request that had to be cleared.

The announcers played this up as a major family feud that has gone on forever noting that Villanos defeated The Brazos years ago and forced them to unmask.   Each clown was wearing an arm band honoring a member of their family.  Clowns has a big entrance with all sort of circus character and performers coming out with them

Lots of back and forth fighting and chops.  Monster Clown was sent to the floor  One of the Villanos nailed a dropkick through the ropes.  Villanos nailed a double elbow on Monster Clown and tore at his mask.  They worked over Psycho Clown in one of the corners. 

They battled back and forth.   Villanos drilled one of the clowns into the ringpost on the outside.  The Villanos were pulled out of the ring and nailed with a double tope through the ropes by the Clowns.   The Circus tossed each other down on the Villanos.   They nailed the Wazzup headbutt on one of the Villanos.  The Clows went on the warpath with stomps.

Now it was the Clowns' turn to rip at one of the Villanos' masks.  Lots of audio issues, which Matt Striker acknowledged and said they were working on.  It was obviously throwing him off.  They all battled back and forth.  The Villanos nailed stereo dives to the outside.

Psycho Clown and Villano III battled in the ring.  He had III beaten but stopped and called in IV.  They brawled  Hugo Savinovich disappeared somewhere during this bout.   Psycho seemed to get the better but Villano kicks him low and scored the pin.

Your winners, The Villanos!


OK brawl if you were invested in the families but to the average viewers, not good. They played it up as if the Villanos won the war.  After the match, everyone showed each other respect.  Family members from the Villanos entered the ring.  They paid tribute to Villano III as it was his final bout.  With Hugo's mics out, there was no translation.  They presented Pepe Tropicasas with a plaque for his many years of service.   The post-match was cool to see.  The match itself was pretty bad at times.

Six Sided Cage:  Trios champions Cibernetico & Chessman & Averno vs. Jack Evans & Fenix & Angelico vs. El Hijo del Fantasma & El Texano Jr. & Pentagon Jr.

The first team member to grab a belt earns the championships for their respective team.  There's a bridge made out iof metal girders that will no doubt be used as a launching pad.  With so many bodies involved, I expect a lot of craziness.  This will be hard to keep up with.  Everyone brawled.  Still no Hugo.  The crowd audio was gone as well at times.

Pentagon nailed a stomp off the ropes to Evans' lower regions as Evans was held.  Lots of weapons shots with cookie sheets and the like.  Fenix was sent into a cookie sheet in a corner.  Evans tried to monkey climb over to the belts but was pulled down.  Fenix was beaten by Chessman and Averno in the corner.

Fenix nailed a superkick and tried to mount a comeback but was taken out by the champions.  The audio is in and out.  This is so unfortunate and distracting.  Evans was double hiptossed into the cage.  Angelico unloaded with kicks but was wiped out by Cibernetico.  He was stomped down.

Fenix was backdropped but turned it into a rana.  He climbed up and tried to get to the belts but was pulled down into a powerbomb.  Fantasma nailed Cibernetico with a dive.  Evans got back up to the bridge but flipped down with a dive.  Chessman and Fantasma brawled out of the cage.  They broke some tables

A number of wrestlers battled at the top of the cage while other battled on the bridge.  Averno and Evans battle atop of the cage.  Angelico was knocked off the cage and took a bump to the floor.  Evans was knocked off the cage as well to the outside.   Fenix kicked Pentagon off the cage into the ring.  He hit a standing moonsault off the cage onto Pentagon, which looked awesome.

Averno went to the bridge but Angelico blocked him.  Fantastma  met them and kicked Angelico off into the ring.  That was a hell of a bump.  Averno and Fantasma battled.  Averno kicked him low and shoved him off the bridge into the ring.  He unhooked the belts.

Your winners and still Trios champions Cibernetico & Chessman & Averno!

A lot of crazy bumps here. I suspect this was a lot more fun live as a spectacle than it was live with all the technical issues. On TV, this was beyond frustrating to try and watch. Such a letdown given who was involved. Hugo finally returned after the match ended. Angelico is a star waiting to be found by a major American company.

Blue Demon Jr. & La Parka vs. Mesias & Electroshock

They are billing this as celebrating 30 years of Demon Jr.  Mesias is Mil Muertes in Lucha Underground for those of you who don't know.  This is the AAA version of Parka, not the original who was in WCW.  He know wrestles as L.A. Park.

Demon and Electroshock began.  The announcers disaapeared again.  Lots of buzzing as Electroshock and Demon went back and forth.  Parka and Mesias brawled over the railing into the front row and back again.  The satellite transmission is now making the video shaky.  What else can go wrong on this show?  I will stick with it as long as we can.

Parka tagged in and went back and forth with Electroshock.  He nailed an enziguiri.  They tossed a technical difficulties sign up.  I wonder how many people will be calling for refunds.  If you are a first time viewer, this has to be seen as a disaster at this point.  If WWE had this many problems, Vince McMahon would have fired people before the show ended.  The shaking finally stopped and we hear the crowd and Matt Striker.  No sign of Hugo.

Demon tagged in and faced off with Electroshock.  He nailed a pair of head scissor takedowns on Electroshock.  Mesias hit the ring and was dispatched.  He teased a dive but Shock grabbed him only to be sent to the outside as well.  Parka tagged in, facing off with Mesias.   They exchanged slaps and punches.   Parka tossed Mesias over the top to the floor and hit a tope suicida to the outside.

Demon and Electroshock faced off.  Demon was nailed with a powerslam for a two count.  He powerbombed Demon or another two count, then unloaded with chops.  He went for an abdominal stretch but it was reversed.  Electroshock escaped but was nailed with a dive and locked in his submission hold and scored a submission.

Your winner, Blue Demon Jr. & La Parka!

Another OK bout that was far better live than it came across on TV.  The technical issues have rendered this show impossible to enjoy. I hope they can at least get it together for the main events.

They aired a tribute videos to the late Hector Garza and Hijo del Perro Aguayo as they were inducted into the AAA Hall of Fame.  Their families came out on stage and many of them were obviously very emotional.  Hugo returned on audio to translate the Aguayo induction.  The Aguayo video was just awesome with clips of him as a young child and video of his father.  From an emotional standpoint, this was far and away the best thing on the show.

Hair vs. Hair: AAA Mega Champion Alberto el Patron vs. Brian Cage

Alberto worked him over with punches in the corner.  Alberto nailed Cage with a series of chairs to the head and the gut.  Alberto nailed a tope to the outside.  Cage took control and used the chair on Alberto.    Alberto was worked over on the floor and busted open.

Cage brought a cookie sheet into the ring and and drilled Alberto with it across the back several times.  Cage nailed a standing moonsault press for a two count.  He worked over Alberto and sent him into the corner but missed when El Patron avoided the charge.  Cage nailed his shoulder into the corner.  El Patron nailed a swinging neckbreaker but Cage cut him off.

El Hijo del Fantasma, Cage's second, jumped in the ring and worked over Alberto.    Cage set up and nailed a superplex.  Fantasma nailed a splash.  Fenix, who was seconding Alberto, hit the ring for the save and nailed a springboard dive on Fantasma to the floor.  Cage grabbed Fenix and powerbombed him into the ringpost.  Fantasma suplexed him on the ramp.

Cage continued to work over Alberto with a series of shoulderblocks in the corner.  El Patron locked on the cross armbreaker while he was outside the ring, so it had to be broken up but it took some of the fight out of Cage.   Patron finally fired back but Cage overpowered him and beat Alberto into the buckles over and over.  Cage nailed him with a clothesline.

Cage posed on the ropes and went for a moonsault but el Patron rolled out of the way.  Alberto came to life with clotheslines and a lungblower for a two count.  He went for the leaping enziguiri but missed, only to be nailed with a discus lariat by Cage.

Cage brought a table into the ring. The referee helped him set it up, so that may have been a heel turn tease  Hugo acted like it was.  Cage was limping after the moonsault.  He set up the table in the corner, then went for a second table, placing that in the ring.    Cage set up Alberto for a move but Alberto fought him off.  Cage held onto the ropes but Alberto nailed a double stomp off the ropes.  He went for the rolling armbar but was sent off into the table in the corner, shattering it.

Cage covered Patron, who kicked up at the last second.    Alberto drilled him with a series of moves and covered Cage but the referee took forever and was obviously going heel.   He challenged Patron and slapped him.  Alberto nailed a titowhirl backbreaker on the referee.  Cage nailed Alberto and drilled him.  El Patron came back to nail a DDT but obviously, there was no referee.

Patron went for a top rope rana through a table but was lowblowed.  Cage powerbombed him through the table.  He covered el Patron as the tecnico referee ran out and counted but Alberto kicked out at two.  Cage drilled Alberto over and over with chairs to the head  Alberto lowblowed him and sent him into a chair in the corner.  He locked on the cross armbreaker and got the submission.

Your winner and still AAA Megachampion, Alberto el Patron!

Easily the best thing on the show in terms of wrestling.  They told a really good story and it was a fun brawl. They seemed to finally get the production issues fixed with this bout.

Alberto took the mic and said it was a great evening and that they did it. He said Cage tried to embarrass him, but he got him. Cage stood there like a man and allowed them to shave his head.

Patron laid out Cage and placed him under a Mexican flag as revenge for Cage doing it to Alberto and placing the U.S. flag on Alberto.

The announcers said there would be additional PPVs and thanked everyone for dealing with the technical issues tonight.

I popped HUGE for Simon Pegg popping up with a message for the viewers asking them to go see his new film "Mission Impossible."  Pegg is awesome.  Great writer, funny actor and all around good guy.

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Myzteziz

Myzteziz is the original Sin Cara and the former Mistico.  They built this up as a dream match among two legendary Luchadors.

Myzteziz was lowered in a harness down from the ceiling.  Well, that was certainly unnerving to watch.  Rey had an awesome ring outfit including wings that unfurled.  Very cool stuff.

They shook hands before the bell.  Lots of back and forth maneuevers with Rey getting the better of Myzteziz early on.  Myzteziz grabbed a hammerlock but Rey was able to roll out of it.   Myzteziz got upset and pulled his shirt off to show he means business.

Rey played to the crowd, allowing Myzteziz to kick him in the legs while he had his eyes off his opponent.  Rey tried to nail a clothesline but Myzteziz ducked and nailed him with a right hand.  Myzteziz worked over Rey and tried to tear at his mas.  Mysterio tossed him off but was nailed before he had a chance to truly rebound.  He tossed Rey to the floor, solidifying that he's going to be the heel here.

Myzteziz set up the announcers' table for destruction and powerbombed Rey on it.  The table sort of buckled but didn't break.  The announcers sold it as if Rey was KO'd in front of his family.  Myzteziz kicked Rey and set up another table outside.  He tossed Rey back into the ring. 

Rey out of nowhere hit the spinning head scissors.  He went for the West Coast Pop to the outside.  Myzteziz caught him but Rey turned it into a side rana into the ringpost.   Myzteziz was bleeding through the mask after that.  Rey sent him into the ringpost yet again. 

Rey went to bring him back into the ring but Myzteziz nailed him and placed Rey atop the table outside the ring.  Rey rolled off but was grabbed and tossed into the ring.  Striker said Rey was in front of his own nation.  Wasn't he born in San Diego? 

They returned to the ring.  Myzteziz suplexed Rey out of the ring and they crashed down through the table on the floor.  Myzteziz brought Rey back into the ring and covered him for a two count.   Myzteziz went for a powerbomb but Rey nailed a rana, sending him to the floor.  Mysterio nailed the Bronco Senton to the floor.

Rey used a Lucha spin into a package for a two count.  Myzteziz went for a DVDR but Rey turned it into a spinning headscissors takeover.  Rey nailed a springboard moonsault for another two count.     Rey began ripping at Myzteziz's mask.    He was kicked in the head.  Rey nailed a sunset flip for a two count.  Rey went for a move but was caught with a spinning flapjack.

Myzteziz ascended to the top and nailed a twisting senton for another two count.  Rey went for a dive but was caught with a spinning sideslam for another two count.     They went back and forth with pinfall combinations.   They did a lot of near falls.

Rey went for the 619 but Myzteziz avoided it and then set up one of his own and nailed it on Rey.  Myzteziz nailed a frog splash for another two count.  Myzteziz went for a move but Rey spun around and locked in an armbar submission.   Myzteziz countered but was set up for the 619.   Rey nailed the move, which the announcers all avoided calling by name.   Rey used a forward roll for a two count.

Rey went back to the armbar again and this time, scored the submission.  Big pop for the finish.

Your winner, Rey Mysterio!

I enjoyed this one a lot.  It was easily the best match I've seen Myzteziz have in a long, long time.  Mysterio looked good and the announcers worked hard to build this as an important dream match.  The show ended on a high note in the ring.

After the match, Myzteziz was attacked by Joe Lider, Pentagon and Averno.  They tried to use a staple gun on him.  Rey returned to make the save but was overwhelmed.  They teased ripping Rey's mask off as they triple teamed him.  Rey tried to fight his way out but was tied to the tree of woe.  Myzteziz was pulled out by officials and Rey rolled to the floor, hurt. 

They went to replays from the main event. 

They returned to live action, where Myzteziz and Rey made a comeback on Lider, Pentagon and Averno.  They nailed double 619s (which the announcers called) on all three.  Myzteziz grabbed the staple gun and began using it on Lider's head and chest.  You could see one of the staples in his shoulder.  Rey went to nail a 619 on Averno but he escaped.  The announcers teased that both men could be teaming soon.

Myzteziz missed a dive and Averno worked over him.  Rey made the save, running Averno off.

They said Immortal Heroes on 10/4 would be a PPV and pushed people to request it from their cable providers.

 Rey and Myzteziz shook hands in the ring.  Rey took the mic and said they wrestled to the end and had a winner and loser.  Myzteziz nailed Rey and took the mic.  He said he doesn't care if you boo me or not.  He told Rey he was always truthful to the fans but now he doesn't have to be nice to these dogs (the fans).  He said that if they wanted him to act like this, they have what they wanted.  He challenged Rey to a rematch with no referee and he said he wanted to embarass Rey and show he isn't the idol that he claims to be.  He challenged Rey to a mask vs mask match and powerbombed Rey on the announcers' table, this time breaking it.

He dragged Rey back into the ring and pressed and dropped Rey into a gutbuster.  Konnan appeared at ringside at some point during this.  Konnan got into the ring and something was about to happen but they went off the air before we could see what it was.  So, they went over their satellite time to round out a night of all sorts of technical issues.

Overall, the majority of the show was a letdown as the early bouts weren't very good when you take some of the cool dives out of the equation.  Then, you had so many technical and production issues that totally took you out of the moment.  The top matches were really good but not enough to save the overall show especially when you lose whatever the ending was.  When you are paying $30 in today's landscape, you deserve better than what was presented here.  I love the idea of these international shows being aired in the United States more than I can say but if the shows can't be watched and enjoyed because of outside factors, it's just not worth doing.  Hopefully they get it right in October.


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