AAA Triplemania XXIII
Mexico City, Mexico (Arena Ciudad de Mexico)
August 9, 2015
Commentators: Matt Striker & Hugo Savanovich
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
As TripleMania opens up Marisela Pena and the Roldan family are introduced at ringside followed by the announce teams. A great video that looks through some of the history of AAA is then shown followed by graphics for each match tonight. A Mission Impossible themed video is also shown.
Relevos Atomicos de AAA Match
Daga, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown, & Sexy Star vs. Drago, Pimpinela Escarlata, Dinastia, & Goya Kong
Drago and Sexy Star were stars from the first season of Lucha Underground so American fans should recognize them. Pimpinela Escarlata is considered one of the greatest exoticos of all time, compared to Cassandro alot. Mamba is pretty much the only other exotico in AAA now so they face each other pretty much every time out. Mini Psycho Clown is the younger brother of Myzteziz and he has been feuding with Dinastia for a few months now, two of the better minis in Lucha. Dinastia and Psycho will start the match off. They show off their speed for awhile but then as Psycho goes out Daga comes into the ring and eats a Spinning Headscissors from Dinastia. Drago tags in along with Mamba to change things up. Mamba twerks a little so Drago kicks him in the ass. Drago hits a hurricanrana sending Mamba to the floor and then as Daga comes in Drago catches him with a Spinning Arm Drag followed by a Spinning DDT. Drago with the first dive of the night with a Somersault Plancha over the top onto Daga on the floor! Mamba and Pimpinela pair off now and exchange some strikes and armdrags. Pimpinela climbs to the top as he has Mamba in a Wristlock and then dives off into a Springboard Armdrag on Sexy Star as she came in. Goya comes in and hits a Double Armdrag on Mamba and Sexy and then Pimpinela hits one on Mamba as well. The rudas go to the floor and then Goya and Pimpinela tease dives only to get destroyed by Clown and Daga. All the rudos beat on Kong and then they take turns striking her. Sexy hits a modified Bronco Buster on Kong and then a Stinkface on her. Daga Press Slams Sexy into a Splash on Drago and then Mini Psycho Clown hits a Butterfly Suplex on Dinastia. The rudos go back to working on Kong but then Kong fights back and Dinastia comes in with a Springboard onto Clown. Drago comes in and hits a Diving Tornado DDT on Daga. Pimpi kisses Daga and then Goya squashes Sexy in the corner before giving her a Stinkface of her own! The craziness settles down finally and now Kong and Daga pair off against each other. Goya whips Daga into the ropes and then hits a shoulder block followed by a sloppy clothesline. Drago and Mamba pair off now and Drago kicks Mamba to the floor and then hits a beautiful Corkscrew Tornillo onto Mamba on the floor! Dinastia knocks Clown tot he floor and then hits a beautiful Corkscrew Plancha onto Clown on the floor! Sexy forearms Pimpinela and then climbs up top and dives off with a Corkscrew Plancha of her own onto Drago and Mamba! Pimpinela hits a Springboard Somersault Plancha onto everyone on the floor! Daga follows suit with a beautiful Plancha over the top onto everyone! Kong dives off the apron with a Top gon Giro onto Drago and Dinasita on the floor! Sexy hits a Flying Cross Body onto Pimpinela in the ring followed by a hurricanrana and then a Running Dropkick! Sexy climbs up top and attempts a Diving Moonsault but Pimpi moves out of the way and puts Sexy in a Reverse Bow & Arrow!
Winners: Drago, Pimpinela Escarlata, Dinastia, & Goya Kong via submission (Reverse Bow & Arrow)
AAA honors wrestler turned referee Pepe Casas as he is retiring tonight. He is the father of Negro Casas and has been a part of AAA since the beginning.
Los Psycho Circus (Psycho Clown, Monster Clown, & Murder Clown) vs. Los Villanos (Villano III, Villano IV, & Villano V)
A video package highlights the legacy of Los Villanos, all three are wearing their masks. A wild group of circus workers accompany Psycho Circus to the ring. Villano V claims that the Lucha Commission gave them permission to wear their masks in this match, which he said would be the last time they team up. Villano IV and Psycho start the match off against each other and they lockup in the center of the ring only to stalemate each other. Psycho catches IV with a series of armdrags and then lights him up with a chop. Everyone comes in the ring and starts exchanging strikes now. V sends Monster to the floor and then hits a Running Dropkick through the ropes onto Monster on the floor. Los Villanos send Psycho and Murder into each other andthen they whip Psycho into the ropes and lift him up into the air with a Double Backdrop. IV and V then hit a Double Elbow Drop on Psycho and all three begin ripping at Psycho’s mask! Villano III slams Psycho into the ring post and then Murder comes in and eats a clothesline from IV. Los Villanos whip Murder into the ropes and they connect with a Double Back Elbow followed by a Sliding Dropkick from IV. III whips Murder into a Backdrop onto the ring apron. IV slams Murder into the ring post and then Monster comes into the ring and eats a series of strikes from V. The Villanos send Monstero the floor and then they lift him up and slam him into the ring post. Psycho and Murder come back into the ring but are met by more strikes from the rudos. Monster drags IV and V to the floor and then Psycho and Murder hit Double Tope Suicidas on them on the floor! Monster Press Slams III and then Psycho and Murder get on Monster’s back and he drops down on top of III! Psycho and Murder whip V into the ropes and then hit a Double Spinebuster onto him and then Psycho dives off the top with a Wassup Diving Headbutt to the nuts! Monster holds V on the ropes as Psycho Clown dives over his back with a Cannonball onto V! Psycho rips the mask of V and plays to the crowd as III is finally getting to his feet. Monster goes for a Big Boot on III but he moves and Monster nails Murder! Monster Scoop Slams III and then climbs up top but V crotches him and then he and IV climb up with Monster. Murder and Psycho bring in cookie sheets and blast the Villanos with them and then they pull off a Tower of Doom spot! III crawls over and covers Monster for a nearfall. Villanos clothesline Monster out to the floor and then IV backdrops Murder onto Monster on the floor! IV and V then hit double Tope Suicidas onto Murderand Monster on the floor! Psycho grabs a chair and goes to hit III with it but then decides to drop it and start trading strikes with the legend. Psycho takes III down and then climbs up top and hits a Diving Headbutt for a nearfall. Psycho stops from pinning III and bows to him before telling IV to get in the ring so they can settle their beef. They exchange some wicked shots on each other! Villano IV kicks Psycho in the balls and then covers him for the pin!
Winners: Los Villanos via pinfall (low blow)
Villano V and Villano III were pissed at the way their brother won the match. Villano IV left the ring as his brothers eventually hug Psycho Circus and then take their masks off. Villano III Jr., who just recently started wrestling, along with his other siblings come out as AAA honors the Villano family.
AAA World Trios Championships
Triple Threat Steel Cage Match
Los Hell Brothers (Averno, Chessman, & Cibernetico) (c) vs. Fenix & Los Gueros del Cielo (Angelico & Jack Evans) vs. Hijo del Fantasma, Pentagon Jr., & Texano Jr.
The rules are a little different here than what America fans will be used to as the only way to win the match is to pull down the title belts from above the ring, meaning a guy has to climb the cage to pull down the belt. Only one belt needs to be pulled down to win the match. Lucha Underground fans will recognize Fenix, Evans, Angelico, Pentagon, and Texano but both Hijo del Fantasma and El Mesias work for Lucha Underground as well as King Cuerno and Mil Muertes respectively. Averno was a long time rival of Myzteziz back in CMLL and Cibernetico is a long time star for AAA as a former AAA World Champion. Chessman is one of the most underrated wrestlers of the last decade in AAA and has been the backbone of each group he has been a part of. The match kicks off with everyone in the ring brawling around. Hell Brothers whip Evans into the ropes and then Hip Toss him to Fantasma who then hands him back so that the Hell Brothers can hit a whicked Double Powerbomb! Pentagon dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick to the nuts of Evans as his teammates held him in place. Texano blasts all the tecnicos with a cookie sheet and then Averno and Fantasma slam Fenix face first into teh cookie sheet. Evans then shows off his talent as he quickly leaps all the way to the top of the cage and onto the scaffold where he almost reaches the title before Ciber pulls him down right into a Diamond Cutter from Fantasma! All of the rudos beat Fenix down in one corner and then Fenix starts to come back with some Superkicks only to get taken down by a series of chops from his brother and Texano. Evans leaps over Fantasma into a Double Dropkick on Averno and Chessman. Fantasma destroys Evans with a clothesline and then Texano and Pentagon Hip Toss Evans into the cage wall. Angelico starts killing everyone with roundhouse kicks until Ciber clotheslines him and then Los Hell Brothers triple team Angelico with a wicked Press Slam. They whip Fenix into the ropes and and then Chessman backdrops Fenix only for Fenix to land on Averno with a hurricanrana! Fenix hits a Leaping Enziguri on Averno then climbs to the top on the back of Texano and starts climbing the scaffold. Pentagon pulls him down onto a Backstabber! Ciber grabs a chair and tries to reach the belt by using it but Fantasma hits a Missile Dropkick! Evans climbs to the scaffold again but then hits a Shooting Star Press off the scaffold onto Pentagon and Averno! Chessman starts dishing out Superkicks and then starts climbing up the cage. Fantasma shoves Chessman over the top! Chessman catches himslef on the side of the cage and then starts stirking with Fantasma until Fantasma knocks him off the cage and onto a table which does not break! In the ring Ciber Spears Texano through a table and then Pentagon and Evans climb to the top of the cage! Fenix and Angelico climb from teh other side. Pentagon knocks Evans to the floor and Fenix knocks Angelico to the floor as well. Fenix then knocks Pentagon down to the mat and climbs to the top of the cage and hits an insane Diving Moonsault off the cage onto his brother! Both Averno and Fantasma climb to the top of the scaffold and being walking on it but then Angelico dives from the top of the cage onto the scaffold! Angelico grabs a title but Fantasma kicks him off the scaffold and then grabs Averno and begins punching him. Averno kicks Fantasma in the nuts and then shoves him off before grabbing the belts and retaining the titles for his team!
Winners & STILL Trios Champs: Los Hell Brothers via Averno retrieving the title.
Blue Demon Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock & El Mesias
AAA is honoring Blue Demon’s thirty years in Lucha in this match. El Mesias works in Lucha Underground as Mil Muertes and Demon also works in Lucha Underground. New fans will likely have never seen Parka or Electro. Parka is not the original La Parka that worked in WCW but rather the guy that replaced him once he left AAA. Demon and Electro start the match off with some old school chain wrestling which breaks down into a slap fest from each guy. Parka and Mesias tag into the match and eventually brawl to the floor and then over the guardrail into the crowd. Their fight spills back into the ring as the image has become really shaky as well as the audio continues to be really crappy. Parka ducks a series of clotheslines from Electro and then hits a hurricanrana followed by an Enziguri! Mesias then Spears Parka and spits at Demon. Mesias runs into a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker from Parka and then Electro comes in and eats a shoulder block from Parka. Demon tags into the match and Hip Tosses Electro before catching him with a series of Headscissors Takeovers. Demon then htis a Body Scissors before tossing Mesias to the floor. Mesias catches Electro with a Spinning Headscissors Takeover to the floor. Demon then teases a dive but stops and plays to the crowd. Parka and Mesias pair off again and start popping each other with stiff shots. Parka clotheslines Mesias for a nearfall and then sends him out to the floor. Parka hits a Tope Suicida through the ropes onto Mesias on the floor leaving Demon and Electro pair off in the ring. Electro catches Demon with a Snap Powerslam as Demon hit the ropes and then he hits a big Powerbomb for a nearfall. Electro argues with the referee and then lays into Demon with some nasty chops! Electro then hits the ropes and attempts a clothesline but Demon ducks and hits a Flying Headbutt! Demon locks in El Pulpo and Electro taps!
Winners: Demon & Parka via submission (El Pulpo)
They inducted Perro Aguayo Jr. and Hector Garza into the AAA Hall of Fame with really nice video packages and featured their families appearing live as well.
Hair vs. Hair Match
Alberto el Patron w/Fenix vs. Brian Cage w/Hijo del Fantasma
Both of these guys were big parts of the first season of Lucha Underground and Alberto is a former WWE World Champion as well. He and Cage have been feuding for a few months in Mexico now. Cage trolls the Mexican fans by wearing a “Vote for Trump” t-shirt to the ring. Alberto wore a boxing style robe to the ring. Cage tries to hit Alberto with a chair as the match starts but Alberto sidesteps him and lays into him with kicks and punches. Alberto hits a Snapmare Takeover followed by a round kick to the back. Alberto wacks Cage with the chair repeatedly blasting him in the face! Cage rolls to the floor and Alberto hits a Tope Suicida through the ropes onto Cage on the floor! Alberto rolls Cage back into the match and then locks him into the Destiny Armbar! Cage rolls over and then deadlifts Alberto in the air and dropping him with a Powerbomb! Cage puts the boots to Alberto and then gives Alberto a receipt with a series of head shots with the chair. Cage tosses Alberto to the floor and then slams him into the announce table. Cage whips Alberto into the ring post while Fantasma and Fenix fight on the other side of the ring. Fantasma slams Fenix into the ring post while Cage continues to work on Alberto and busting him open. Cage slams Alberto into the ring post again and his forehead is really busted open. Cage grabs a cookie sheet and hits Alberto repeatedly with it before hitting a Standing Moonsault for a nearfall. Cage sends Alberto into the corner and charges at him but Alberto side steps him and Cage slams into the ring post. Alberto hits a Neckbreaker but Cage answers with a dropkick. Fantasma comes into the ring and helps Cage beat on Alberto. Cage lifts Alberto up to the top and then climbs up with him and hits a Superplex! Fantasma dives off the top with a Frog Splash on Alberto! Fenix runs in and Superkicks Fantasma and hits a Leaping Enziguri on Cage! Fantasma rolls to the floor and then Fenix follows up with a middle rope Springboard Corkscrew Plancha onto Fantasma! Cage comes out to the floor and clotheslines Fenix before Powerbombing him onto the ring post! Cage then Suplexes Fenix on the ramp and returns to the ring to continue beating on Alberto. Cage puts Alberto up on the top rope but Alberto quickly grabs his arm and locks in a Hanging Destiny Armbar over the ropes! Alberto lets the hold go and then my Dish satellite goes out as I almost immediatley want to start punching the wall. It returns as Alberto hits a Diving Double Foot Stomp on Cage as he was hanging in the corner! Alberto goes to lock in the Destiny Armbar again but Cage blocks it and tosses Alberto through a table in the corner! Cage gets a nearfall and then picks Alberto up only to eat a Flying Armbar followed by a Superkick! Alberto covers Cage but referee Hijo de Tirantes refuses to make the pin. Alberto slaps Tirantes and then nails him with a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker. Alberto Superkicks Tirantes and then hits a DDT on Cage! Alberto lifts Cage up to the top rope and sets up for a Frankensteiner but Cage low blows him and Superbombs him off the top through a table! Finally another referee runs out and…1…2…NO Alberto kicks out! Cage seems to have injured his leg. Cage blasts Alberto repeatedly with chair shots to the face but then as he went for one final one Alberto low blows him and tosses him into a chair before locking in the Destiny Armbar for the win!
Winner: Alberto el Patron via Destiny Armbar
Alberto cuts a promo after the match and I’m pretty sure he dropped the F bomb during his promo. Cage then has his head shaved looking none too happy. Cage snatches the Mexican flag from Alberto after his head is shaved so Alberto nails him with an Enziguri followed by a Powerbomb and then he is draped with the Mexican flag.
Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Myzteziz
These two were teammates in WWE and have also been teaming up reguarly in AAA since Rey’s return to AAA. This is Rey’s first TripleMania since the mid 90’s and it is the first time these two have ever faced each other. I shouldn’t have to tell anyone who these guys are as they probably the two biggest luchadors of the last 30 years. Rey became the biggest luchador ever as he won the WWE World Title in America and while he was in America Myzteziz, as Mistico, became the biggest star of the 2000’s in CMLL. He then went to WWE and had a horrible run there before returning to Mexico. Myzteziz is lowered to the stage from the ceiling like Tom Cruise in the first Mission Impossible movie. Rey actually wears wings to the ring in awesome looking all black gear. Rey offers a handshake before the match gets underway and Myzteziz accepts it. They lockup and Rey quickly armdrags Myzteziz and they stare each other down. They lockup again and this time Myzteziz takes Rey down only for Rey to quickly catch him with an armdrag. Myzteziz rolls to the floor to catch his breath as Rey seems to have his number early. They lockup again and Myzteziz gets Rey in a hammerlock but Rey counters into a leaping armdrag as Myzteziz starts to show a bit of frustration. Myzteziz catches Rey with a leg kick and then he connects with a big right hand as Rey hit the ropes. Rey takes Myzteziz down and they start to chain wrestle on the mat a bit. Myzteziz counters with a Snapmare takeover and then he starts to rip at Rey’s mask. Myzteziz hits a back kick on Rey to the gut and then he tosses Rey out to the floor and Rey lands hard on the floor. Myzteziz clears off the English announce table and then starts to work on Rey’s knee. Myzteziz then Powerbombs Rey onto the English announce table! Myzteziz pulls out another table and sets it up at ringside before tossing Rey back into the match. Myzteziz whips Rey into the ropes and attempts a clothesline but Rey ducks and catches Myzteziz with a Spinning Headscissors that sends Myzteziz to the floor! Rey dives off the apron with a Plancha but Myzteziz catches him in midair! Myzteziz goes to Powerbomb Rey again but this time Rey counters into a hurricanrana that sends Myzteziz into the ring post! Myzteziz is busted open now as Rey slams him into the ring post again and again leaving a splatter of blood on the post. Myzteziz fights back and hits a series of kicks before rolling Rey into the ring. Myzteziz hits Rey with a Leaping Enziguri from the apron and then he Suplexes Rey over the ropes and through the table at ringside! Myzteziz tosses Rey back into the ring and then Powerbombs him into the turnbuckles! 1…2…NO Rey kicks out! Myzteziz Powerbombs Rey into the turnbuckles again and then as he goes for a third one Rey counters into a Headscissors Takeover sending Myzteziz to the floor! Rey hits a Seated Plancha off the top onto Myzteziz on the floor! Rey tosses Myzteziz back in the ring and attempts a Spinning Headscissors but as he was slipping Rey pulls off an audible in midair with a rollup for a nearfall. Rey then jumps onto the shoulders of Myzteziz and hits a beautiful spinning headscissors! Rey follows up with a Split Legged Moonsault! 1…2…NO Myzteziz kicks out! Rey starts to rip at the mask of Myzteziz but Myzteziz pokes him in the eyes and then shoves him in the ropes but Rey catches him with a Sunset Flip for another nearfall. Rey hits the ropes and as Rey goes for a hurricanrana Myzteziz catches him with an Alley Oop! Myzteziz climbs up top and hits a beautiful modified Swanton Bomb! 1…2…NO Rey kicks out! Myzteziz lifts Rey up to the top rope and levels with him with a Leaping Enziguri! Myzteziz climbs up with Rey for the Spanish Fly but Rey shoves him backwards. Myzteziz backflips onto his feet and then he catches Rey in midair as Rey dove off the top. Myzteziz hits a Spinning Side Slam for a nearfall and then they exchange awesome rollups for nearfalls. Myzteziz catches Rey with a La Magistral Cradle for another nearfall. Rey comes back with a hurricanrana that sends Myzteziz into the ropes and attempts the 619, but Myzteziz moves and Rey lands hard on the back of his head! Myzteziz nails Rey with a big Superkick and gets yet another nearfall. Myzteziz backflips over Rey and then drop toe holds Rey into the ropes and hits a 619 of his own! Myzteziz then climbs up top and dvies off with a Frog Splash! 1…2…NO Rey kicks out! Myzteziz whips Rey into the ropes and Rey catches Myzteziz with his own La Mistica! Myzteziz rolls over to counter the hold but then Rey catches him with a drop toe hold! Rey hits the 619 and then a Spinning Headscissors into a rollup for another nearfall! Rey locks Myzteziz in La Mistica again and this time Myzteziz taps!
Winner: Rey Misterio Jr. via submission (La Mistica)
After the match Averno, Pentagon Jr., & Joe Lider hit the ring and start beating Myzteziz down as Rey is celebrating with Marisela Pena. rey hits the ring and helps Myzteziz out. Averno rips Rey’s mask and then they hang him up in the corner and continue to beat him. Striker talked about Lider and Pentagon being Tag Champs and suggesting that Rey and Myzteziz will team up again to go after the titles.
Myzteziz and Rey team together and fight back on the rudos. They hit Double 619’s on Lider and Pentagon! Myzteziz grabs Lider’s staple gun and starts stapling him! Myzteziz lifts Rey up into the air and he lands on Averno with a hurricanrana sending him into the ropes. Rey teases a 619 but Averno rolls out to teh floor. Myzteziz then hits a Tope Suicida but Myzteziz’s foot got caught on the ropes and he landed hard on the floor. Averno starts stomping him and then Rey dives off the apron with a Flying Hurricanrana sending Averno into the guardrail.
Rey starts to cut a promo and pay respect to Myzteziz but he slaps Rey and takes the microphone. Myzteziz says that he doesn’t care if the fans boo and cheer him, and he calls the fans dogs and he says he wants a rematch in a Super Libre (Street Fight). He says he wants to embarass Rey as the idol he claims to be. Myzteziz says he doesn’t care about the people anymore and he says he wants Rey in a Mask vs. Mask Match! Myzteziz then Powerbombs Rey through the English announce table! Myzteziz drags Rey into the ring and then hits a Press Slam into a Gutbuster!
All the rudos that were attacking Myzteziz a few minutes ago look on in shock as does Konnan. Konnan jumps in and starts stomping on Rey along wtih Myzteziz and the rest of the rudos that were out earlier!
1) Drago, Dinastia, Goya Kong, & Pimpinela Escarlata def. Daga, Mini Psycho Clown, Sexy Star, & Mamba
2) Los Villanos def. Psycho Circus
3) AAA Trios Titles 3-Way Steel Cage Match: Los Hell Brothers (c) def. Jack Evans, Angelico, & Fenix and Pentagon Jr., Hijo del Fantasma, & Texano Jr. to retain the titles!
4) Blue Demon Jr. & La Parka Jr. def. El Mesias & Electroshock
5) Hair vs. Hair Match: Alberto el Patron def. Brian Cage
6) Rey Misterio Jr. def. Myzteziz
A full review will be posted shortly.