Hey, it’s AAA Sin Límite! It’s the weekly TV show that, this week, shows some pay-per-view action!
The Rey de Reyes PPV show was supposed to have been cut up into two weekly episodes of Sin Límite, but due to the tragic death of el Hijo del Perro Aguayo – and last week’s show becoming a tribute to Perrito – they’ve smershed it into one.
This means we won’t get to see the preliminary bouts from Rey de Reyes. The first – Los Cadetes (Venum & Ludxor) beating el Apache & Carta Brava Jr would have been great to see, but solely for los rudos, who are aces.
Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata & Faby Apache over Mini Abismo Negro, Black Mamba & Taya would have served no more purpose than tightening my pants, but Bengala, Drago & Súper Nova beating Daga, el Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Super Fly sounded good.
It doesn’t look like we’ll get to see quite a major match, either – La Parka & Los Güeros del Cielo (Angélico & Jack Evans) beating Los Hell Brothers (Averno, Chessman & Cibernético), which is odd. Eh, what can you do?
Anyway, onto the show, which started with a re-cap of Mesías’s heel turn. Weirdly, we didn’t get to see this two weeks ago – it was the only match from that TV tapings with an angle in it and they left it off the show. Mexico!
They also showed all of the angles leading into Rey de Reyes, and then kicked off with the AAA Cruiserweight Championship match between el Hijo del Fantasma and Fénix.
I guess with so much to jam into one show they didn’t have time for entrances, and so both men were already in the ring, ready to go. El Hijo del Fantasma, for those so inclined, is King Cuerno from Lucha Underground. He’s the champion going into this.
Oh, great. Because it’s a PPV we get the shitty six-sided ring. Seriously, did they pay so much for this thing that they can’t bear to retire it? It’s not like anyone ever uses the “eighteen extra impact points” or whatever that crazy shit they used to try and sell it on in TNA was.
Both men teased dives early doors, but el Hijo del Fantasma hit the first one, and flip plancha to the floor.
Fénix started giving some to Super Fly, seconding el Hijo del Fantasma, too. I like that. Oh, and he did his ropewalk huracanrana. And a springboard plancha. Fénix was on FIRE!
He got a nearfall with one of those upside down rope bounce thingys that I don’t know what they’re called into an RKO but slow counting by old man referee Rafael Maya saw el Hijo del Fantasma get away with it.
El Hijo del Fantasma got a nearfall of his own, but Rafael Maya showed he’s not biased in any way by slowly counting again.
There were lots of empty seats in the arena, and the atmosphere was all off. This was supposed to have been a big crowd, outdoor show but it rained, and then they brought it indoors but postponed it twice before actually running it on a Wednesday night. Understandable, then.
It was all Fénix until el Hijo del Fantasma kicked the taste out of his mouth on the outside, and then hit that sweet, sweet topé suicida, the best in the game.
Back in the ring, Fénix got some brief hope but a reverse rana got a nearfall for el Hijo del Fantasma. Fénix then came back with a couple of nearfalls of his own before they traded kicks. Fénix escaped a reverse DDT and hit King Cuerno’s own finisher, the Thrill Of The Hunt, for a nearfall.
Not to be outdone, el Hijo del Fantasma hit a Thrill Of The Hunt of his own for the win. That was okay but seemed subdued. Maybe because of the crowd.
After the match, el Hijo del Fantasma raised Fénix’s hand and then beat him down. Super Fly beat down Drago (who was seconding for Fénix), too. Because rudos.
Konnan, Taya & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo then came out with Dorian Roldán, who handed over el Hijo del Fantasma’s title belt.
Konnan and el Hijo del Perro Aguayo cut talkys, which brought out AAA head honcho Joaquín Roldán. While Joaquín was talking, Perrito was doing jumping jacks in the ring. I’ll miss him.
Los rudos did not like what Joaquín Roldán had to say and started beating on Fénix and Drago again. The lights went out and, when they came back on, Rey Mysterio Jr was in the ring!
He cleaned house, and finished by dropkicking Konnan in the balls. Dorian Roldán got back in the ring and almost got 619’d, but was saved by los rudos. Oh, it’s on!
After a break, Blue Demon Jr and Villano IV were in the ring for their match, a late replacement on the show for el Patrón Alberto versus Cage.
These are OLD men. But that’s okay, because they are OLD men who will BRAWL for our entertainment.
And, would you look at that, they immediately started brawling on the outside. Villano IV grabbed a chair from the crowd – as in, a seat someone was actually sitting on – and waffled Blue Demon Jr with it. Oh, look, Blue Demon Jr got colour!
They pretty much did ZERO wrestling early doors. but there was lots of Villano IV biting Blue Demon Jr’s wounds, so that evens out.
Blue Demon Jr made a comeback – with a SNAP MARE! Old guys rule. And then there was mask tearing! Yes!
On the outside, Blue Demon Jr posted Villano IV him and grabbed a chair himself. That’s someone else who has to stand up. He waffled Villano IV with the chair and Villano IV got colour, too.
They got back in the ring, and Blue Demon Jr still had the chair. He gave Villano IV another shot, and the referee just doesn’t care. Good ref.
They had a bout of fisticuffs, and then the nearest thing to actual wrestling when a football tackle takedown by Blue Demon Jr got a nearfall.
He got another with a roll-through, before going up top. Villano IV pushed him to the floor and then hit the slowest, fattest topé suicida EVER. Then Blue Demon Jr got back in the ring to hit a slow topé suicida of his own!
Back in the ring, Villano IV went up top and Blue Demon Jr press-slammed him off for a nearfall. Villano IV got a nearfall of his own with an inside cradle before Blue Demon Jr got win with a whacky submission at the second time of asking.
That was an oddly compelling spectacle.
Hey, it’s the Rey de Reyes tournament final! It’s Aero Star versus Mesías versus Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr!
No entrances again, but Aero Star is in blue & red and looks like Spider-man. This would be fitting later on. Mesías, remember, is Mil Muertes in Lucha Underground.
Although it’s a four-way, there was a rudo breakdown early doors, with Mesías beating Aero Star all around the outside of the ring, and Texano Jr tearing at Psycho Clown’s mask inside.
Los rudos then began using Psycho Clown as a weapon against Aero Star. He does have a fat ass…
Texano Jr, a king of stalling the like of which hasn’t been seen since Larry Zbyszko, began drawing heat from the fans, while Mesías was stomping at Psycho Clown.
Texano Jr went for a pin, and Mesías pushed him off. This led to a brief disagreement before they went back to stomping Psycho Clown.
Psych Clown made a comeback and began switch-whipping everyone, even Aero Star and Rafael Maya. He then sent Mesías and Texano Jr to the outside, and hit a topé suicida onto Mesías and a plancha onto Texano Jr. WORKRATE.
Oh God, Aero Star started climbing the lighting rig, the loon. He’s done this before. And, yes, a DIVE onto the others in the ring below. It’s about thirty feet!
This is the kind of match, along with his exploits in Lucha Underground, that could make Aero Star. He hit his springboard Nestea Plunge on Texano Jr to ram that home.
Back in the ring, Psycho Clown hit a slam on Aero Star, then abandoned a pin because Rafael Maya took so long getting there to count it. Instead he went up top but Mesías crotched him on the top rope and pinned Aero Star to eliminate the flyer. I’d forgotten this was an elimination match. It sometimes is and sometimes isn’t, you see.
Texano Jr came back in and kicked Mesías up the bum. That never fails to amuse me. Mesías came back with a headscissors, sending Texano Jr to the outside where Psycho Clown was recuperating. Mesías hit a topé suicida onto the pair of them.
Suddenly, La Parka ran out and attacked Mesías. He grabbed a chair from the crowd – that’s one more standing for the rest of the show – and smacked him with it. La Parka rolled Mesías back into the ring where Psycho Clown hit a sit-out powerbomb for the pin. Mesías was eliminated.
Psycho Clown then got a nearfall on Texano Jr with a powerslam, while Mesías was kicking Aero Star on the outside. That heel turn is SOLID.
Texano Jr went to the outside and Psycho Clown went to hit a tope suicida, but Texano Jr hit him with a chair. The ref wasn’t happy but what are you gonna do?
Texano Jr went back to ripping at Psycho Clown’s mask, exposing the top half of his head. It looks like he has nice hair. Oh, Psycho Clown is bleeding. And Texano Jr is biting at his wound. PG sucks!
On the outside, Texano Jr tried to whip Psycho Clown into the barrier, but Psycho Clown jumped up and huracanrana‘d him down. He grabbed yet another chair from the crowd and waffled the rudo while the ref impotently waved.
Texano Jr started to head up the ramp and hit a drop toehold on Psycho Clown as he ran at him, but Psycho Clown popped back up and hit a backdrop. Texano Jr sought refuge on the floor below the ramp and Psycho Clown plancha‘d down onto him. He hit some more chair shots and Texano Jr was bleeding. They loves them some double juice.
Back in the ring, Psycho Clown got a broom from somewhere and broke it over Texano Jr’s back and then hit a crossbody. Texano Jr rolled through for a nearfall, and then got another with a side slam.
Texano Jr grabbed his bull rope – I wondered when that would make an appearance – and commenced the whuppin’. After a couple of shots, Psycho clown dodged, hit a spinning backbreaker and started a whuppin’ of his own until the referee confiscated the rope. Booooooooo!
Psych Clown got a nearfall with A Canadian Destroyer and then got in Rafael Maya’s face for counting too slow. Texano Jr snuck up behind him and rolled him up with a schoolboy for a nearfall of his own, and Psycho Clown caught the referee when kicking out.
A sit-out powerbomb got the win for Texano Jr – after a really fast count from a ticked-off Maya.
Joaquín Roldán came out to present Texano Jr with his prize – a BOSS sword that I hope he carries with him for the rest of the year, like Seth Rollins and that tiny gold suitcase…
Hey, it’s our main event! It’s Myzteziz & Rey Mysterio Jr versus el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Pentagón Jr!
So, yeah, this is the last match el Hijo del Perro Aguayo worked for AAA before his death. I thought it would be a tough watch but he’s so good that I utterly forgot all about it while I was watching it. Somehow that’s even sadder.
Anyway, these guys get entrances. Pentagón Jr has his title belts because why wouldn’t you? He’s awesome.
El Hijo del Perro Aguayo came out with el Hijo del Tirantes, the rudo referee. The crowd love him. El Hijo del Perro Aguayo, that is.
Myzteziz has his long, sleeveless coat, like a waistcoat that never stopped growing, and a new, red & white outfit. This is like Wrestlemania for new clothes, I guess.
Tons of children and a few adults came out wearing Rey Mysterio Jr masks. It was the lowest rent Wrestlemania entrance ever. Then Rey Mysterio Jr ran out to a huge cheer. He was wearing a gladiator helmet. He looked stupid. Though not as stupid as Raven did that time in TNA when he wore one.
Los técnicos cleared los rudos out of the ring early doors and hit twin topés suicida. Good start!
Earlier I couldn’t decide if Myzteziz looked ace or stupid in his new gear. It’s stupid.
Los técnicos got the heat on Pentagón Jr and el Hijo del Perro Aguayo came in with a chair. Rey Mysterio Jr stole the chair and grabbed ahold of el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, and Myzteziz dropkicked the chair into his face. Técnicos!
They kept the heat on el Hijo del Perro Aguayo and set him up for the 619, but Pentagón Jr tripped Mysterio by the ropes and los rudos made the comeback.
El Hijo del Perro Aguayo grabbed a chair – by this point, everyone must be standing up – and put it between Myzteziz’s legs. He then whacked it with another chair. Ouchy.
Los rudos began getting the heat on Myzteziz. Mysterio came in for the save but el Hijo del Perro Aguayo started tearing and biting at his mask.
Los técnicos made a comeback with twin roll-throughs from wheelbarrows for nearfalls, and then Pentagón Jr and Rey Mysterio Jr began trading kicks. Pentagón Jr got the best of it but Mysterio huracanrana‘d him out of the ring.
El Hijo del Perro Aguayo came in but Mysterio did it to him, too, and then dived out onto Pentagón Jr. Myzteziz hit a dive onto el Hijo del Perro Aguayo and all four were down on the outside.
Back in the ring, Myzteziz took his shitty t-shirt off and superkicked el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, then punched and bit at his forehead. Oh, the gloves – as well as the t-shirt – are off!
Pentagón Jr came in to make the save but Myzteziz fought back. Well, until el Hijo del Perro Aguayo got up and started kicking him.
The crowd, who are usually behind Perros del Mal despite them being rudos, are pretty torn since Rey Mysterio Jr arrived back in AAA, but there’s still a fair few chants for “Perro!”
Myzteziz got a nearfall with an extremely slow count by el Hijo del Tirantes, and then hit a tilt-a-whirl headscissors into an armbar but el Hijo del Perro Aguayo escaped. He sought refuge on the outside and Myzteziz hit a HUGE plancha into him.
This left Rey Mysterio Jr and Pentagón Jr in the ring, and the rudo got some quick nearfalls before a 619, a tilt-a-whirl DDT & a Canadian Destroyer by Mysterio got the win. El Hijo del Tirantes looked gutted to have to count.
And that was your show! It all seemed a bit rushed, and nothing was really given the importance that it deserved. Still, you can’t blame them for wanting to put the week of Rey de Reyes behind them. It’s onwards and hopefully upwards from here.