AAA TV report featuring Antonio Pena Memorial show with match for company control
By: Xavier Hernandez
Show aired on: 11/22/2008
The show starts with a video package to hype the upcoming show. Mini Charlie Manson is the champion of the division, and he will be in action. The second edition of the Antonio Pena Memorial Tournament takes place as well. But the main attraction the "position vs. career" match, between Konnan's team and Roldan's team. But the show's main goal is to remember Antonio Pena (really?).
*A short video dedicated to Antonio Pena is shown.
1) Mini Charlie Manson, Octagoncito & Mascarita Divina vs. Mini Histeria, Mini Chessman & Mascarita de la Muerte
-First Fall: Octagoncito uses aerial moves to take down his opponents. Divina also uses aerial moves, but he is attacked by Chessman. Manson tags in, and use power based moves with some flying moves to attack the rudos. The heels snap and they start the triple team attack. Divina starts the comeback with a flying dropkick on both Chessman and Mascarita. Histeria rolls Divina, but Manson makes the save. Both teams make several pins, but all of them are unsuccessful. Manson hits a Springboard Plancha on Histeria, who was hiding at ringside. Mascarita lands outisde, and Divina hits a beautiful Moonsault. Chessman also lands outside, and Octagoncito hits a sick Corkscrew Crossbody. In the ring, Manson pins Histeria with a German Suplex.
Winners: Mini Charlie Manson, Octagoncito & Mascarita Divina
2) Antonio Pena Memorial Tournament (2nd Edition)
Gato Eveready vs. Extreme Tiger vs. Crazy Boy vs. Mesias vs. Silver King vs. Scoria vs. Psicosis vs. Aerostar vs. Pirata Morgan vs. El Elegido vs. Histeria vs. Alebrije vs. Cuervo
*Rules: Two men start the match, and when one is eliminated, a fresh competitor enters the ring (It's similar to a Gauntlet Match).
-1st Round: Gato and Histeria open the tournament. Huge heel kick by Histeria on Gato, but the tecnico uses aerial moves to take him down. Gato uses a Corkscrew attack on Histeria, who is at ringside. Hurricanrana by Gato, but only a two count. Moonsault by Histeria, and it's over. Gato Eveready is eliminated.
-2nd Round: Extreme Tiger is next. Histeria welcomes Tiger with a huge dropkick. Histeria delivers hard slaps on Tiger's face. Histeria lands outside, thanks to a baseball slide by Tiger. Reverse DDT by Histeria, only for a two count. Histeria tries another Moonsault, but Tiger lifts his knees. Tiger sets Histeria, and hits a hits a devastating Guillotine Legdrop on him. Histeria is eliminated.
-3rd Round: Pirata Morgan is next. Tiger welcomes Pirata with a huge basball slide kick, followed by a spectacular Hilo over the top rope. Tiger sets Pirata on the corner, and uses a Moonsault kick, but Pitrata grabs the bottom rope. Tiger misses a dropkick, and accidentally hurts his sensible parts with the ropes. Powerbomb by Pirata, but Tiger kicks out at two. Pirata locks the Morgan Special, and Tiger is out of here. Extreme Tiger is eliminated.
-4th Round: Aerostar is next. The tecnico enters the ring with a Missile Plancha to take down Pirata. Aerostar tosses Pirata out of the ring, and hits his Drowsy Dive on the heel. Reverse Plancha by aerostar, but Pirata kicks out at two. Aerostar goes for a DDT, but Pirata counters with a Reverse Atomic Drop. Pirata locks the Morgan Special one more time, and Aerostar is out too. Aerostar is eliminated.
-5th Round: Alebrije is next. Cuije is also coming, but Pirata attacks him. Pirata does La Tapatia on poor Cuije. Alebrije makes the comeback with a huge clothesline. Springboard Reverse Shoulder by Alebrije, but Pirata kicks out. Cuije accidentally kicks Alebrije in the sensible zone. Pirata capitalizes to suplex Alebrije. Pirata tosses Cuije into Alebrije, and pins him. Alebrije is eliminated.
-6th Round: El Elegido is next. The masked guy uses a clothesline to take down Pirata. Elegido is on fire, and he continues to deliver hard strikes on Pirata. Elegido is tossed into the ring post, and Pirata gains control. Elegido makes the comeback, and hits a Crucifix to pin his nemesis. Pirata Morgan is eliminated.
-7th Round: Mesias is next. The former champion is more agressive than ever, as he delivers hard strikes on Elegido. Straight to Hell (or STH) applied by Mesias, and it's over. El Elegido is eliminated.
-8th Round: Psicosis is next. Mesias continues to use heavy strikes on his opponents. Missile dropkick by Psicosis, followed by a suicide dive over the top rope. STH by Mesias, and that's two in a row. Psicosis is eliminated.
-9th Round: Scoria is next. Hard strikes by the Family member, but Mesias replies with a Chokebomb. Mesias drags Scoria to ringside, and tosses him into the crowd. Corkscrew crossbody by Scoria, followed by a huge kick to the head of Mesias. Sudden comeback by Mesias, and STH one more time. Scoria is eliminated.
-10th Round: Silver King is next. Huge Powerslam by Silver on Mesias, only for a two count. Silver applies a sick Dragon Screw, that nearly breaks the leg of Mesias. Silver now tosses Mesias into the crowd, and attacks him there. Huge clothesline by silver, but Mesias kicks out. Silver tries a Moonsault, but Mesias attacks him before flying. STH for the fourth time, and this one's done. Silver King is eliminated.
-11th Round: Crazy Boy is next. Crazy uses a chair to attack Mesias, but he is kicked in the face. Gutwrench Powerbomb by Mesias, followed by big Spear. Crazy uses the chair again, and hits a Death Valley Driver on Mesias. Crazy tries the Chair Moonsault, and misses it. Mesias now uses the chair to attack the tecnico. STH by Mesias, and that's five. Crazy Boy is eliminated.
-Final Round: Cuervo is next, but Scoria is also coming with him. Cuervo distracts the referee, and Scoria attacks Mesias, mainly his knee. Mesias makes the comeback and tosses Cuervo into the crowd. Scoria continues to stomp Mesias, and the referee kicks him out of the ring. Small Package by Cuervo, but Mesias kicks out. Powerslam by Cuervo on Mesias for a two count. Scoria enters the ring again, and Mesias tosses him out of the ring. Cuervo tries to toss Mesias off the top rope, but Mesias counters into a Super Bottom for the three count.
-Aftermath: Joaquin Roldan arrives to the ring, and says he recognizes Mesias as a great wrestler. Roldan says the trophy will be handed to Mesias by the first winner of the tournament: Charlie Manson. Manson congratulates Mesias for the victory, and Mesias simply takes the trophy from his hands. Chessman appears in the stage, and points someone. It is unclear if whether he pointed Manson or Mesias. Mesias celebrates his victory.
-Laredo Kid is returning soon, after being on the sidelines since TM 16.
-Latin Lover returns, to stop Konnan. Probably, this is a Part-time return.
-There are rumors that Waltman will include a wreslter from Europe into his D-MEX stable (I'm glad is not another CMLL guy).
*Pretaped Segment: Jack Evans is peacefully smoking, and Waltman pops up. Evans is mad about the things waltman has done to the Legion, but Waltman tries to explain. He says anybody who follows Konnan won't end up good. Waltman even compares Konnan to Hitler, and says Konnan taking control is not good. Waltman says he also wants to smoke, as long as Evans is not smoking the ashes.
*In-Ring Segment: Joaquin Roldan is in the ring, and says this event was meant to celebrate Antonio Pena and his legacy. His body may be gone, but his spirit remains with AAA. Konnan interrupts, and bows to become the new GM of AAA. Konnan says Antonio Pena is with him, and not with AAA. Konnan says he will fire Roldan and his production team.
3) "Position vs. Retirement" Steel Cage match
Team Konnan (Konnan, Kenzo Suzuki, Electroshock & Rellik) vs. Team Roldan (La Parka, Octagon, Superfly & Latin Lover)
-First Fall: A complete brawl is taking place inside the cage. Octagon is the first one to escape the cage. Kenzo threatens to fly, but he escapes the cage instead. Teddy tosses a steel chair into the cage, and the heels use it to attack the tecnicos. Fly is brutalized by Electro again. Latin escapes the cage, followed by Electro. Latin returns to the cage to help the weakened Fly. Latin and Parka strike, while fly abandons the cage. Konnan is bleeding buckets, and Rellik leaves him alone in the cage. Parka leaves the cage, but Latin is stopped by Konnan. Latin delivers a huge chairshot on Konnan, and starts climbing the cage. Sergio Mayer (a famous Mexican celebrity) also climbs the cage to throw a beverage into Latin's face. Latin lands inside the cage again, and Konnan fouls him. Konnan climbs the cage, and this is the beginning of a new era.
Winners: Team Konnan
-Aftermath: The tecnicos try to attack Mayer, but the heels come to the rescue. Cibernetico arrives, and says his contract is exclusive to the Roldan-Pena family. Since Konnan is now the new manager of AAA, Cibernetico QUITS THE COMPANY, AND VACATES THE WORLD TITLE!!! Konnan celevrates one of the biggest victories in his career.
FINAL COMMENTS: Overall, a regular show. Last year, this event was so special, and it was very enjoyable. This second edition simply worked to put the angles over, and celebrating Antonio Pena wasn't the main goal. The minis match was OK. About the tournament, it was a complete joke. Having Pirata beat Aerostar was already ridiculous (putting a veteran over a fresh and young guy). But having Mesias beat six guys was a huge slap in the face for me. I could have accepted three or even four, but six guys was more than enough. I'm not against Mesias, but against the person who booked this thing. Konnan taking over was more predictable than the elections. I believe WWE programming getting into network televison in Mexico, really forced AAA to change many things, to compete in the ratings with them. Next week, is the second part of the show.
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