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COMPLETE AAA TRIPLEMANIA PPV COVERAGE: REY VS. FORMER SIN CARA, ALBERTO VS. CAGE AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2015-08-09 22:00:00

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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