Welcome to the weekly roundup of AAA news and wrestling action. Moose went south of the border, Jackcito Evans was introduced into the world, Homero Simpson was booked to wrestle, AAA competed against Elite, and Jeff Jarrett walloped a clown with his guitar.
Moose returned to AAA for a taping in Xalapa, Veracruz. I believe he was a replacement for Killer Kross. Moose tagged with Blue Demon Jr. and Rey Escorpion against Dr. Wagner Jr., Pagano, and Psycho Clown.
It will be interesting to see if this was a one-off appearance or if Moose will be showing up more frequently in AAA for 2019. My last memory of Moose in AAA was his head-scratching work at Triplemania XXV. He teamed with Jeff Jarrett and Bobby Lashley as Team GFW in a gauntlet battle royal. I recall the match making no sense at the time, and it was even more confusing when teammates Moose and Lashley began brawling with each other to disappear into the crowd.
Here is Impact’s editing and explanation of the moment afterward.
Jack Evans welcomed little Jack to his family. I’m not sure if his son’s name is actually Jack Jr. or if Jackcito is a joke. Either way, here is the baby.
Jackcito! pic.twitter.com/TfRKRXvYSh— Jack Evans (@JackEvans711) November 15, 2018
Congratulations for a healthy lad.
This next item isn’t really about AAA, but it is too good not to mention. Mexa Wrestling announced that Homero Simpson will be wrestling on their January 1 card in San Juan Pantitlán, Mexico City.
the biggest news in lucha libre this morning is MexaWrestling has announced Homero Simpson is working their 01/01 show https://t.co/RX67mTrT0L pic.twitter.com/tUZzcu7ywD— luchablog (@luchablog) December 20, 2018
Way to start off 2019 with a bang. The headliner was scheduled to be Flamita vs Rey Horuz (aka El Dragon Azteca Jr.). Come for Homero, stay one heck of a main event.
Gira de Conquista: AAA vs Elite from Toluca
AAA had another competition show against rival promotion Elite. In their first clash, Elite was victorious overall at 4-2. This show from Toluca (here) was only one episode of bouts.
Keyra, Lady Maravilla, & Starfire defeated Faby Apache, Lady Shani, & La Hiedra
Lady Shani had a mask over her normal mask.
The top highlights of this decent trios match (at 11:00) were a middle rope moonsault by Keyra and a pumphandle backward bridging suplex by Starfire. The rudas had a double flying attack with Starfire on a suicide dive and Lady Maravilla on a flying crossbody to the outside. Lady Shani may have saved Starfire from injury. Starfire overshot the dive. Shani ended up catching her and kind of rotated into a body slam motion instead of letting her fly into the crowd.
For the finish, Keyra and Faby Apache exchanged running corner attacks on each other. Faby got Keyra up in a Torture Rack variation, but Keyra slipped out down the back for a surprise roll-up victory.
After the match, Keyra cut a promo telling Faby to be careful because she is coming for the Reina de Reinas Championship. Starfire added her two pesos to say that the new blood was coming for everything. Faby responded to the little rookies by giving them an opportunity at her belt.
Maximo & Mamba defeated Texano & Rey Escorpion and Golden Magic & Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr.
Samoano came out with the tag team champs, Los Mercenarios. This three-way is kind of cheating in the AAA vs Elite competition. AAA has two teams, while Elite only has one. Leave it to Vampiro to stack the deck in AAA’s favor.
Maximo began the match (at 28:00) with a flurry of punches to Texano. So many that my arms were tired for him. This fight was more grounded, since Golden Magic was the only certified high-flyer involved. The top highlight was from Golden Magic and Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. Both climbed the same corner for moonsaults in opposite directions to the outside.
For the finish, Mamba used a sitdown powerbomb on Golden Magic to pin and win in an upset. I thought for sure Los Mercenarios were going to be victorious. Afterward, Texano and Rey Escorpion beat everyone up with a bull rope and a chair, but the exoticos rebounded to stand tall in the end.
Psycho Clown & Hijo Del Fantasma defeated Electroshock & LA Park
The main event (at 47:00) began as a brawl all over the place. Elite was in control for the most part with the use of chairs and belts. Electroshock even ripped Psycho Clown’s mask. Surprise, surprise. The best moment in the early going was LA Park powerbombing Hijo del Fantasma onto the announcers’ table.
AAA turned the tide with a double suicide dive. Fantasma also connected on a frog splash off the apron onto LA Park on a table. Those tables are tough. They never shattered despite that abuse.
It took about twelve minutes of brawling until a proper wrestling bout broke out. For the finish, LA Park used a suicide dive to dispose of Fantasma. In the ring, Psycho attacked Electroshock with a lungblower then la casita cradle to pin for the win.
After the match, Texano and Rey Escorpion joined Fantasma to beat on Psycho. Texano took Psycho’s mask as Rey Escorpion showcased Los Mercenarios new t-shirt.
Score for AAA vs Elite
AAA won that episode, 2-1, although AAA had an unfair advantage in the three-way trios match with two AAA teams. I would call this episode a tie or a win under protest.
It seems that Elite won the evening overall by winning matches that were not shown. Was AAA trying to hide their embarrassment by not airing all the bouts?
3 Batallas, 3 victorias para @LuchaElite y 3 llenos consecutivos gracias a toda la afición.— Lucha Libre ELITE (@LuchaElite) September 27, 2018
Nos vemos en Aguascalientes @luchalibreaaa para darte tu 4ta derrota.#SoyElite pic.twitter.com/iUkNQqJY26
That makes it three event wins for Elite and zero for AAA. There was an untaped show in Tijuana to fill the Gira de Conquista sandwich.
Gira de Conquista: Uriangato
This was the go-home show (here) to the Héroes Inmortales XII event. Don’t get confused with the more recent Guerra de Titanes. Héroes Inmortales XII featured Jeff Jarrett vs Dr. Wagner Jr. in hair vs hair.
Lady Shani, Angelikal, & Niño Hamburguesa defeated Lady Maravilla, Arez, & La Parka Negra
Lady Shani came out with another mask over her mask.
This was an enjoyable bout (at 9:00) highlighted by intergender action. Top moves include a Code Red by Lady Shani, a huge shoulder block by Niño Hamburguesa to Lady Maravilla, a springboard corkscrew by Angelikal, two bowling balls by Niño Hamburguesa, a middle rope springboard moonsault by Angelikal, and La Parka Negra catching Lady Shani’s flying attack to the outside then tossing her into the second row of the crowd. That last move alone made this match worth watching. La Parka Negra flung Shani like a sack of potatoes.
Niño Hamburguesa performed a flying splash to pin Arez for the win. That didn’t look like fun to be on the receiving end.
Konnan and Jeff Jarrett promo
Konnan spoke in Spanish, while Jarrett said his limited Spanish vocabulary words like basura. Jarrett claimed Dr. Wagner Jr. was not even from Mexico but from Ecuador or San Salvador or Puerto Rico or Dominica. I had to fact-check that and did not come across any evidence of truth. I guess Jarrett was just being a shithead heel, and he succeeded.
Konnan buttered up the ego of Hijo de Tirantes as he was chosen to be the referee of the hair vs hair fight. Tirantes said that he is the only ref that knows the laws and articles of the lucha libre commission. It would be his honor to call the match to the letter of the law.
Golden Magic & Puma King defeated Aerostar & Drago
This bout (at 28:00) was what you would expect from these four exciting luchadores. Highlights include a a 450 splash by Golden Magic, a suicide dive by Golden Magic, an outside to inside springboard Codebreaker by Aerostar, a step-up tope con hilo by Aerostar, and a springboard reverse tope by Aerostar.
For the finish, Puma King rolled Drago into a Camel Clutch position, then Puma pushed Drago’s head down and put all his weight forward to trap Drago for the winning pin.
La Parka & Murder Clown defeated Dave the Clown & Monster Clown
Clown fight! Highlights of the match (at 45:00) include a double superplex by the bad clowns and a top con hilo by Murder Clown. The finish was odd with ball kicks. Dave the Clown was caught with his foot in the cookie jar after kicking Murder Clown in the cojones. Hijo de Tirantes was staring right at them and reluctantly had to disqualify Dave the Clown and Monster Clown.
Jeff Jarrett & Hijo del Fantasma defeated Blue Demon Jr. & Psycho Clown
The main event (at 1:01:00) began with Jeff Jarrett and Hijo del Fantasma being tossed out of the ring. Psycho Clown and Blue Demon Jr. attempted a double suicide dive, but Jarrett and Fantasma were too smart. They got chairs from under the ring and whacked the tecnicos in the head during flight. Psycho and Blue Demon would later connect on a double suicide dive. Psycho also put Fantasma through a table with a sitdown slam.
The finish was a hoot of hilarity. Psycho Clown had the momentum with a flying twisting crossbody and a double clothesline. That’s when Psycho got too riled up like a jackass and started whipping everyone in the ring, even his own partner Blue Demon. Blue Demon did not appreciate that.
Psycho was ready to powerbomb Fantasma, but Blue Demon interrupted to kick Psycho in the jewels. I can’t say Psycho didn’t deserve it. Jarrett smashed a guitar on Psycho’s head, and Fantasma pinned him to win.
That’s a wrap on this edition of the AAA Roundup. AAA posted a Best of 2018 episode (Part 1, Part 2) if you want to check that out before I review it. Until next time, atangana!