AAA hit Twitch on Christmas Day 2018, and Joe has you covered with his results and review!
AAA on Twitch 12/25
Chicano, Vanilla, and Villano III Jr vs Chik Tormenta, Demus, and Toxin
I can easily see WWE hiring Vanilla one day. I hope Villano III Jr is better than Hijo Del Villano III in CMLL. He was real bad on their Christmas show. Toxin and Villano III tie up and do some fast paced action. Vanilla comes in next with Tormenta. They go back and forth and exchange strikes and moves. Demus is up next with Chicano and they run into each other but Chicano pulls him down. He hits a hurricanrana then a big arm drag on Demus to the outside and follows that up with a middle rope dive. Vanilla launches Villano into Toxin for a drop kick. Villano then super kicks Tormenta. III hits a split leg moonsault on Toxin for a two count.
Demus tries to choke Vanilla but ends up getting stomped on by her teammates. Toxin and Tormenta come back in and lay in a super kick on Chicano to even the odds. Toxin hits a corkscrew dive over the top on III to the outside. Demus catches Chicano in the ring with a power bomb and Tormenta hits double knees off the top on him. Tormenta hits a back stabber on Vanilla and Toxin hits a german suplex on her. Villano makes a come back hitting a hurricanrana on Tormenta leaving him in the ring with Demus. Villano III Jr is so much better than Hijo. He kicks Demus to the outside, then follows him and kicks him again.
In the ring Toxin and Chicano go back and forth till Toxin hits a back breaker. Vanilla breaks up the count. Vanilla runs up the ropes and hits an arm drag head scissors combo on Toxin and Demus. Demus runs at her and kisses her. Poor girl. Villano and Toxin fight on the outside and Tormenta hits a middle rope dive on both. Vanilla then goes to the top and hits a cross body on them. In the ring Demus hits a jay driller on Chicano for the win. Demus pins Chicano with a Jay Driller.
Winners: Chik Tormenta, Demus, and Toxin
Faby Apache and Lady Shani vs Lady Maravilla and Keyra
Match starts with Apache and Shani getting jumped during their entrances. Maravilla and Keyra continue to team up on them, making sure they have the advantage. Shani tries to make a come back but Keyra stops her. Faby finally hits a drop kick off the top on both of them to get the heat back. The heel ref is messing with Faby so she spits on him. Finally it’s just two ladies in the ring and Keyra and Shani go back and forth. Keyra hits knees in the corner to win that battle but she’s stopped in her tracks by Apache. Faby hits a power bomb and Maravilla breaks up the count. Her and Maravilla trade moves and pinning combinations. Maravilla and Keyra try to double team Shani but she’s not having it, hitting a back stabber on Keyra. Maravilla falls into the ref and Shani jaws to the ref annoyed. When she turns around Maravilla throws her mask at Shani and pretends she took it off. Ref gives her the win. Lady Maravilla wins via trickery DQ.
Winners: Lady Maravilla and Keyra
Hijo del Vikingo, Luchador Sorpersa (Myzteziz Jr), and Halcon 78 Jr vs Emprador Azteca, Samoano, and Tonga
Not much of surprise on the surprise partner. They did this last time for a show when it’s not a surprise he’s been in a six man team with Hijo Vikingo for over 3 months at least. Match starts hot with Vikingo, Myzteziz, and Halcon hitting hurricanranas. They all then hit dives to the outside. Starting the match out hot. It’s weird seeing the baby faces being the ones doing the team up action. Finally Tonga and Samoano come in to change the tide. Now all is right and the rudos are teaming on the baby faces. Azteca hits a face buster off the top on Vikingo and the others are late on their spot to stop it so the ref just stops counting. Myzteziz and Halcon then hit over the top rotating dives on the Samoans and Vikingo hits a shooting star press to the outside on Azteca.
Myzteziz hits a springboard tornado dive for a two count as it got broken up. Azteca catches Myzteziz and hits a power bomb. Vikingo rolls into a compactor suplex on Azteca for a two count. Tonga hits an acrobatic arm drag on Halcon and he oversells how hard he threw him.Tonga hits a splash off the turnbuckle to the outside and then Samoano hits a middle rope dive. Azteca hits a slam on Vikingo but Myzteziz pushes Azteca off the top. He then hits a Spanish fly on him. Vikingo then hits an imploder 450 for the win. Hijo Del Vikingo pins Emprador Azteca with an imploder 450.
Winners: Hijo Del Vikingo, Myzteziz Jr, and Halcon 78 Jr
Averno, Chessman, and Super Fly vs Australian Suicide, Golden Magic, and Jack Evans
Here’s another match that’s bound to be crazy. The match starts out with everyone trading spots as you might suspect. Golden Magic gets crotched on the steel post. We have a straight up brawl that the OGTs are winning so far. They continue to team up on one guy so the numbers stay in their favor. Suicide takes a drink of water at ring side to regroup. Suicide and Evans hit huge dives to make a come back. Magic then hits a jumping asai moonsault to the outside. Golden Magic gets in the ring with Averno and hits a tornado dive then hurricanrana on him. Suicide comes in next to face Super Fly and he hits a spinning head scissors to take him out. Suicide hits a corkscrew moonsault on Chessman and Evans and Magic try to help him pin to no avail. Magic hits a rolling cutter on Averno, then Evans and Suicide hit hurricanranas on Chessman and Super Fly for a two count.
Magic gets Super Fly in a sunset flip powerbomb that Chessman breaks up. Suicide hits a shooting star press, Evans hits a cross body and Magic a victory roll, all kicked out of. Evans hits a flip dive over the top on Chessman, Super Fly tries to do a move but Evans pulls him off the apron. Suicide then hits a flip dive on them to the outside. Magic and Averno are left in the ring. Chessman and Superfly keep Suicide and Evans on the outside, while they go in and hit a shield power bomb on Magic. Then Averno hits his own power bomb for the win. OGTs beat Golden Magic with a shield power bomb.
Winners: Averno, Chessman, and Super Fly
Psycho Clown, La Parka, and Pagano vs Electroshock, Taurus, and Rey Escorpion
Well what do ya know? This match starts out with a complete brawl as one would expect. Rey and Clown are brawling in the crowd. Taurus is working over Pagano, Shock is whipping Parka with his own belt. Shock and Parka bring their battle to the stage area. Always seems like AAA main events are these all out brawl kind of events. Parka makes a little come back in the ring hitting a few arm drags. Pagano and Clown both hit middle rope dives. Psycho Clown is actually a really impressive wrestler. Now the baby faces are giving the rudos a beating in return, but hey they’re still all brawling. Clown hits another chair with a chair into Escorpion’s groin. Clown now has a broom, and the broom is now broken over Escorpion’s back.
Pagano, Parka, and Clown commence in the ring together and play to the crowd. Crowd is going absolutely insane for this match. Now after all that we’re back to standard tag formula. Pagano performs a neck breaker on Taurus. Just like that though, Shock and Escorpion are in the ring. Pagano fights off Escorpion. But then he botches a spot with Shock who has to sell it. Rey is in with Psycho Clown now. Rey leaves the ring and Clown postures to the crowd to call him a puto. Rey and Taurus catch clown re-entering the ring to get the advantage on him. It doesn’t last long as Clown hits a head scissors then avoids a double team attack. He hits a head scissors on Taurus now then lariats him in the corner followed by a power slam. Clown was like a bat out of hell with that sequence.
Parka is in now with Shock. Parka hits a sunset flip then springs up Shock and Taurus kicks him by accident. Parka gets him out of there then hits a middle rope dive on Escorpion. Pagano then hits a middle rope dive on Shock and doesn’t protect his head at all. Clown is in the ring with Taurus now and hits a back stabber followed by a pinning combination for the win. Psycho Clown wins with a back stabber followed by a pinning combination.
They brawl some more afterwards and posture to the crowd. Escorpion steals Clown’s mask.
Winners: Pscyho Clown, La Parka, and Pagano
WWE 24/7 Championship Results & Report! (7/20/19)
Stand back! There’s a Comic-Con coming through!
The WWE 24/7 Championship makes an SDCC debut!
As superheroes, super villains and super fans all converge in San Diego, watch as WWE icons collide! Who gets out of the convention with the title?
- WWE 24/7 Championship: R-Truth VS The Hurricane VS Drake Maverick; Truth wins and retains the WWE 24/7 Championship.
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WWE 24/7 Champion, R-Truth, appears for an interview!
What’s up, San Diego and IGN!? Truth sits with hosts Max Scoville and Sydnee Goodman and has been having a blast. he’s seen everything and everybody, but he just hopes no one recognized him. Truth being the 24/7 Champion, he had to stay incognito. Someone, anyone, everyone, they could take this title because it is defended at all times of the day. That is why it is the “48/7 7-11 TV” Championship. How has Truth been holding up? Well he can’t sleep, not even for a nap. He’s fought over this belt on a golf course, a tarmac, in a plane, and ruined one man’s wedding AND honeymoon. But don’t worry, Drake Maverick’s not constipated.
And now at SDCC, Truth has been able to slip through as a penguin! Pengi the penguin, noot noot! He got to shake hands and hang out with Darth Vader. Truth loves SDCC, it’s the bomb. But what else has Truth done while here? Chewbacca stared him down, but then Pikachu came along. The weather’s been a bit iffy, though. But wait! Is that…?! Yes! It is THE Hurricane!! Truth mentioned weather, so stand back, because there’s a hurricane coming through! Truth thinks this is a really great cosplay, but he’s a bit thick around the waist. Oh wow, what a great referee cosplay! He looks just like John Combs! But he’s blonde. No, wait, that’s… Nevermind. ROLL UP! TWO, but Hurricane runs away before Truth can retaliate. Because here comes Rockstar Banana, Drake Maverick! Roll up, TWO!!
Truth bails out before Maverick can attack again. Maverick vents! Truth has ruined Maverick’s life! His wedding, his honey moon, and he’s yet to consummate the marriage! Maverick is getting sick and tired of this! And then he realizes he’s on camera. Maverick gets up and runs off, but into the cameras! The signal goes down, but is Maverick too down in the dumps to get back up?
This title continues to be amazing! I was actually shocked Truth didn’t lose the title here, but him retaining is actually even more surprising. Great to see Hurricane again, even if it’s just for the gag of, “Oh, it’s Comic-Con, cosplay is everywhere.” Maverick is slowly breaking, and I love that he tied in the banana costume from when he showed up at the WWE Mattel panel during SDCC. Can’t wait to see reference to this on Raw.
Andrew’s G1 Climax 29 Ratings & Analysis: Night 6 B Block
Juice Robinson, Tomohiro Ishii and Jon Moxley come in at the top of the standings. How do we see B Block take shape?
Juice Robinson, Tomohiro Ishii and Jon Moxley come in at the top of the standings. How do we see B Block take shape?
This whole day is based around two major things:
Will Jay White or Tetsuya Naito get a win?
Will Moxley or Ishii kill one another?
Let’s find out!
- Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens vs Zack Sabre Jr & Yoshinobu Kanemaru: Fale wins via Grenade @4:50 – **
- Tomoaki Honma & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer: Archer wins via EBD Claw Hold @9:50 – **
- SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI vs KENTA, Kota Ibushi & Clark Connors: BUSHI wins via MX @9:02 – ** 1/2
- YOSHI-HASHI & Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay & Toa Henare: YOSHI wins via Fisherman Buster @8:45 – ** 1/4
- B Block: Shingo Takagi vs Taichi: Takagi wins via Last of the Dragon @14:40 – ****
- B Block: Jeff Cobb vs Juice Robinson: Cobb wins via Tour of the Islands @13:20 – *** 1/2
- B Block: Toru Yano vs Jay White: Yano wins via Brass Knuckle Low Blow/Roll-Up @3:05 – ** 1/2
- B Block: Tetsuya Naito vs Hirooki Goto: Naito wins via Destino @16:00 – *** 3/4
- B Block: Jon Moxley vs Tomohiro Ishii: Moxley wins via Deathrider @20:35 – **** 1/2
Well Fale tried to outsmart the Rainmaker in his last G1 match, and that didn’t go too well. So Sabre is being a whiny child, tried to step to Fale and for the most part, got brushed off. Fale isn’t really in a position to eat another loss, but it’s unusual for Sabre to be doing so poorly. I’m curious if Sabre continues this slide until maybe TAKA Michinoku returns to be his hype man, or Sabre gets off the schneid.
People, everybody dies. You know that, Lance knows that, Honma knows that…Kairi Sane knows that. This didn’t really add much to things except the undercurrent of a quiet Minoru Suzuki is scary for the whole world. Also – Everybody Dies!
Now that SANADA and EVIL have had their match, there is some symbiosis back on the LIJ undercards. KENTA and Kota teaming together was a cute call back, but nothing of heavy merit came from this match. BUSHI continues to rack up positive momentum during these tags, Clark Connors is impressive for an LA Dojo Young Lion. So decent match, but aside from EVIL and KENTA brawling after the match and SANADA and Ibushi having a rather civil fan support battle, nothing too important for the impending matches.
Okada and Ospreay did have the crowd hot, but aside from a small flourish, this was mostly YOSHI and Henare. Surprisingly, YOSHI-HASHI has put together a few pinfalls in the tag matches, so that tends to actually play a role in the second half story telling. Ospreay may be on his way to a big upset since even if Okada seems to be positioned to win A Block, he won’t make it through unscathed.
Now this was a fun match. It was a continuation of the Suzuki-Gun/LIJ drama, but Taichi has his own issues. Shingo is fighting as a Junior Heavyweight and Taichi moved up to Heavyweight last year, but was overlooked for the G1. So the fact that Shingo asks and gets in, yet Taichi moves up and was ignored has to bother him. With all of these little things eating through, Taichi brought out the Dangerous T that many of us have grown to love. Sure there was a brief moment of shenanigans with lovely Miho and the microphone stand, but 90% of the match was on the up and up. Pumping Bomber versus Axe Bomber was great, the callbacks to both of their mentors was wonderful and just generally speaking, when the Holy Emperor tries, those are great matches. Shingo getting the win won’t sit well with Taichi, but we’ve got plenty more time to see how this all falls.
Juice starts off the match in a 3 way tie for first, but Cobb really needs a win to legitimize his tournament. Being undefeated in ROH for about a year, as well as all his other accolades, he needs to stop losing. Cobb showed a little more fire than usual in this match and took it to Juice. Juice has been in hard hitting affairs all tournament and it looks like Juice might’ve finally hit the wall. Should be interesting to see if Juice flounders from here or if he recovers.
Well the Chaos revenge tour has another stop with Toru Yano and Jay White. Jay has not gotten off to a good start and it’s all his past decisions coming to bite him. This match…would be no different. Yano takes advantage of Gedo getting involved. Between Barbara Jean the turnbuckle pad and the brass knuckles from Gedo, Jay White’s nuts didn’t stand a chance. So Yano runs away with 2 more points and Jay’s pride…and other things…are a bit sore.
Goto started off the tournament looking like a new man, Naito has also looked different, but for different reasons. Naito sitting in the basement with zero points and Goto with the renewed sense of purpose makes for an odd dynamic. This match is one of their usual ones, where it’s quick bursts, hard hitting and a few solid false finishes. However, at multiple points Naito’s usual tranquilo is shaken and you can see him show levels of concern. Goto being the one with the power in the match, makes for some unique interactions. Naito does pull off the win, but it’s not for Goto’s lack of trying and kicking out of one running Destino. Naito finally gets some points, but it’s nothing near dominant enough to breathe a sigh of relief.
Moxley versus Ishii was the insane hard hitting match we expected. Ishii even flew. He hit a splash on Moxley through a table. The Stone Pitbull flew. Yes I realize there is a callback to Masato Tanaka in that move, but you don’t understand, Ishii flew. Anyway, the beauty of Red Shoes as a referee is he understands each wrestlers personality, so he gives them a little more leash to do what they like to do. Moxley used weapons, Ishii egged it on, there were huge strikes, Ishii’s torpedo style rising headbutts and just good violence. This was a bar fight and no one was upset. Moxley getting the win was a little surprising since most of us assume he won’t be available for many if any later dates once AEW TV starts up. This was just a nice change of pace for the usual New Japan and/or Strong Style match.
Overall Score: 7.75/10
With a great Taichi match and Moxley changing the pace, this show was definitely something to behold. Jay White’s continued spiral is more amusing than Sabre’s since this seems like retribution where Sabre is just a punk bitch when he loses. Even with an uneventful undercard, the main Block matches kept everything moving upward and onward.
With Moxley as the sole 3-0, who unseats the Death Rider?
B Block Standings:
- Jon Moxley – 3-0 (6 Points)
- Toru Yano – 2-1 (4 Points)
- Tomohiro Ishii – 2-1 (4 Points)
- Juice Robinson – 2-1 (4 Points)
- Shingo Takagi – 2-1 (4 Points)
- Jeff Cobb – 1-2 (2 Points)
- Tetsuya Naito – 1-2 (2 Points)
- Hirooki Goto – 1-2 (2 Points)
- Taichi – 1-2 (2 Points)
- Jay White – 0-3 (0 Points)