MLW’s SuperSeries with AAA continues and brand warfare rages on in Mexico
We opened with an Injustice video hyping themselves up before their big AAA world trios title match later on. They said 12 months ago they were being left off shows, but now they are headlining. AJ Kirsch and Rich Bocchini then welcomed us to the show and reminded us that MLW is leading the super series 4 -2 against AAA.
Poder de Norte (Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana & Carta Brava Jr.) defeated Black Destiny, Rayo Star & Fantastik via pinfall
This was really good and what you would imagine from a AAA trios tag team match. Poder de Norte was dressed with Shield like chest protectors with cargo pants, with their opponents in more traditional wrestling tights and masks (Fantastik was unmasked), but Poder was taken off guard and ended up taking a trio of dives to start us off. I need to point out that Tito Santana is not that Tito Santana, the WWE Hall of Famer shares the name with a younger AAA counterpart.
This was a traditional Mexican trios match so no tags were needed and we were told that early on to ease any confusion at the wild action we had from the get-go. Black Destiny and Rayo Star showed early flurries but Star ended up taking a chair shot after a catapult, then all three Poder members gorilla press slammed him over the barrier into the crowd. Black Destiny was next for punishment and ate a double baseball slide for his trouble.
After a break, Rayo Star was back to make a save for Fantastik after he took a top rope double foot stomp from Carta. Rayo Star then got Carta sitting on the top rope, jumped, grabbed him with a Spanish fly by spring-boarding himself off the top rope in the seated position. Incredible!
The action was non-stop as you would imagine and really was one of the best matches of the AAA tapings so far. There was a triple pin attempt from Poder after Black Destiny was thrown head over heels into the corner, Ray Star ate a dropkick to the face after coming off the top rope and Santana caught Fantastik with a Mexican destroyer but all three kicked out.
The action spilt to the outside with Black Destiny hitting a tope suicida onto Carta who was draped over the guard rail. Santana and Mocho then hit stereo suicide dives on the other side of the ring. The female valet then hit a corkscrew splash onto everyone on the outside but in the ring, Black Destiny was soon caught 3 on 1, was floored after three quick attacks in the corner then ate a frog splash from Mocho Cota Jr. that gave Poder de Norte the win.
Lifestyles of the Rich and Dynastic this week had Richard Holliday and Alexander Hammerstone in Puerto Rico outside what they called “a really ugly yellow house”, but was also where Savio Vega was brought up. They belittled his upbringing then announced that they had bought the house and Holliday called himself “Richy two titles” to go along with the Caribbean title.
We saw footage from last week where Injustice jumped Brian Pillman Jr after his tag team match with Davey Boy Smith Jr. We then cut to Pillman who has had enough and challenged Oliver to a hair vs hair match.
Cooking with LA Park was back this week and here we had all three Parks who told us to relax our pants as they cooked us a scrumptious Mexican pork dish. They washed their hands so they wouldn’t catch coronavirus, cut up tomatoes, onion and “other gimmicks”, called out Pagano and Pyscho Clown and told them to bring their working boots to MLW, and added a “hint of blubber”(fat) to the pan to cook “Super Porky”. LA then said the gringos love them because whereas the Americans only have the length of two sausages, they have the length of three.
Davey Boy Smith Jr. then had a recorded message from last week fresh off his tag victory. He was next to the ring where Rey Mysterio trained as he called out Jacob Fatu and asked where he was before saying its only a matter of time before they meet in the ring. He said he was going to hit him with the running powerslam then lock in the crippler crossface which gives him two choices: tap out or pass out.
Mance Warner then had a message from Holliday and Hammerstone. He said he heard what Holliday was doing buying Savio’s house and he will get to him soon. But for Hammerstone, it doesn’t matter how big he is because he’s got a knee cap he can hit with a baseball bat, eyes he can poke out and a face he can headbutt.
We then had a report from the Low Ki altercation with Team Filthy before their press conference last week. The altercation caused the cancellation of the press conference and Dan Lambert has filed a lawsuit against Low Ki for undisclosed damages.
AAA Six-Man Tag Team Titles: Champions Jinetes Del Aire (El Hijo del Vikingo, Myzteziz & Octagon Jr. defeated Injustice (Jordan Oliver, Kotto Brazil & MLW Middleweight champion Myron Reed) via pinfall
Incredible action from the start and throughout. It went from spot to spot but each one was different, innovative and superbly executed. A great trios match you should go out your way to see.
Injustice threw tortillas into the crowd as they made their way to the ring, and of course, they got them thrown right back at them. Reed and Vikingo started us off. Vikingo walked the ropes then tried a hurricanrana but Reed countered with a handspring cartwheel, and Vikingo returned the favour with a cartwheel counter of his own moments later. Oliver then floored him with a spinning heel kick and knocked him out the ring.
Oliver and Myzteziz were in next. Myzteziz missed a corkscrew senton but connected with a springboard version seconds later. He then got Oliver outside and went for a handspring arm drag but Oliver this time cartwheeled out of it. Brazil and Octagon then took out both at ringside with dropkicks before meeting in the ring.
Octagon hit a knee to the face then a headscissor take-down before all three of Jinetes took turns chopping him in the corner. Reed was then whipped by Myzteziz, launched into the air by Octagon and dropkicked off the top rope in mid-air by Vikingo all in one fluid motion! Reed made the save on the pinfall.
Reed then ate a wheelbarrow facebuster into a suplex before Vikingo hit a shooting star press from the top but Oliver made the save this time. Jinetes then took turns chopping Oliver to the delight of the Tijuana crowd. Myzteziz arm dragged Octagon squashing Oliver in the corner before Vikingo launched himself and hit a basement dropkick for good measure. Brazil and Reed both made the save this time.
Injustice then got some offence in when Reed matrix dodged Myzteziz and hit him with an enzuigiri, Brazil followed up with a facebuster and Oliver hit a big boot in the corner before they all hit a double spine buster into a German suplex that Oliver held onto for the pin but Vikingo broke that up with a double foot stomp onto Brazil.
Injustice then hit Vikingo with a backbreaker, ace crusher and a senton but Octagon broke that up with a big stomp from the top rope. Oliver and Reed hit a double superkick to Octagon as Brazil held him in a handstand head scissors. From the apron, and while Octagon was on the floor, Oliver and Reed repeated their kicks before Brazil hit a missile suicide dive. But they were then met by dives from Myzteziz and Vikingo before Octagon hit everyone with a top rope springboard torneo. Great action.
Inside the ring the champions all missed splashes, moments later Brazil hit Vikingo with a dive, Oliver hit Myzteziz with a dive into a cutter at ringside before getting Vikingo inside the ring with a springboard version out of the corner. Brazil then hit his sliced bread #2 on Vikingo while Reed took out Octagon who was on the apron by leaping over the top rope and hitting an ace crusher onto the floor. Myzteziz broke up a pinfall with a crossbody onto Oliver who fell onto the pile of bodies.
Injustice locked in a three-man submission on Myzteziz but Brian Pillman ran in for interference and spat beer in Brazil’s eyes and this distracted them long enough to turn into superkicks from Jinetes. Octagon hit an Asai moonsault onto Reed. Myzteziz hit a step up torneo to Reed and Oliver on the floor. Then Vikingo hit a 100mph Meteora in the corner onto Brazil before hitting a reverse 630 senton to pick up the win. Breathtaking action.
With only one match to go, MLW lead the super series 4 -3.