05th Aug2019

‘AAA Triplemania 2019’ PPV Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this review of AAA’s TripleMania Pay Per View, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the biggest AAA card of the year, with some of All Elite Wrestling’s biggest stars on the card as well. All right, let’s kick some ass…wait, I’m a #@$$?. Okay, let’s get to it.


Match #1: Astrolux, Dragon Bane and Arkangel Divino defeated Aramis, Toxin and Arez

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was fast and furious lucha libre action that opened the card at the right speed. It sounds like I work at a race track. There was plenty of wild moves that were fired off on after another. This was a fine way to start this whole thing off.

Match #2: Lady Maravilla & Villano III Jr. defeated Big Mami & Nino Hamburgeresa, Scarlett Bordeaux & Sammy Guevara and Australian Suicide & Vanilla – AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles Match

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a solid match that had some bumps along the way, but it got to where it needed to go.

Match #3: El Hijo del Vikingo, Myzsteziz Jr. and Golden Magic defeated Mocho Cota Jr., Carta Brava Jr. and Tito Santana & Pimpinela Escarlata, Mamba and Maximo

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This had plenty of action, but the match was pretty standard outside of that. Nobody did poorly or anything like that, but the match was not as good as the moves within it. Overall, this kept the card going and that’s not bad at all.

Match #4: Pagano defeated Daga, Eclipse Jr., Drago, Superfly, Murder Clown, Aerostar, Monsther Clown, Puma King, Konnan, Chessman, Vampiro, Averno, Rey Escorpion, La Parka, Dave the Clown – Copa TripleMania Match

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – This was mostly about the big stars being in here and popping the crowd. Hey, I said more wrestling lingo, because I need to look like I know what I’m talking about. This match could have gone any way and made for a good moment for the winner. This was a standard sort of battle royal kind of deal, so don’t worry about this getting too confusing. While the action was nothing special, this was a good way to get a lot of people in one place and at one time. Over-all, this was fun for a night and that’s all it was meant to do.

Match #5: Tessa Blanchard defeated Lady Shani, Taya Valkyrie, Faby Apache, Chik Tormenta and Ayako Hamada – Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match For The Reina de Reinas Championship

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This felt like a commercial for a TLC Match, rather than an actual TLC match. There were plenty of bumps and lots of brawls all over the place, but it was mostly a fun mess, like a Money In The Bank Match. I’m glad that Ayako is back in wrestling after her whole ordeal. Tessa is something else and probably guilty of murder a few times in this match. Taya did fine and so did the rest. Okay, good review. Moving on.

Match #6: Cain Velasquez, Cody Rhodes and Psycho Clown defeated El Texano Jr., Killer Kross and Taurus

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – Cain did well in his debut and was able to thrive in a match built around him. This was light, easy stuff that came and went like a breeze in the wind. Yeah, wrap you mind around that last part and it’ll probably melt. That delete button would sure come in handy. In any case, Cain was the star here and showed that his UFC drawing power could work in wrestling.

Match #7: Pentagon Jr., Fenix and Laredo Kid defeated Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was an excellent match that had a little bit of everything, but was still built around lucha. These guys are getting really good with each other and that chemistry was enough that it payed off here quite well. As matches go, this is on the higher end in terms of brain and brawn working together. I sound like Oscar Wilde if he got really lazy and never actually knew what he was doing. My point is that I’m a terrible writer and that this match is a blast all the way through.

Match #8: (Main Event) Blue Demon Jr. defeated Dr. Wagner Jr. – Hair Versus Mask Match

My Opinion: 4 out of 5 – This was a vicious, bloody, nasty fight that may be among the top ten most disgusting matches ever competed. These guys went for the gore and got it immediately. Even Sabu himself might be puking if he has seen this match. This is the kind of match that you show to your cocky friends who think wrestling is for “queers” as they might put it, just to scare the $#!@ out of them. This was hardcore all the way and that’s the way it should be for a grudge match. This was a match that felt like it mattered, which ain’t bad for the main event. All in all, this was a big match that delivered far more than it needed to and will go down in the history books a a great one.

News Of The Night:

  1. Kenny Omega challenged Fenix for the AAA Mega Championship.
  2. Keyra had to relinquish the Reina de Reinas Championship before the TLC Match.
  3. LA Park challenged Pagano to a Hair Versus Mask Match.
  4. Big Mami challenged Lady Maravilla to a fight.
  5. Dr. Wagner Jr. retired from wrestling after the main event.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

The card itself was good and solid the whole way through, the last few matches were the big deal here. There were no odd booking decisions or mistakes with this show, which has happened the past few TripleManias, so this show brought it all back to the high standards that these shows once had. If the next TripleMania can be just as good or even better, then AAA will have even more momentum for the Madison Square Garden shows that they are looking to hold.


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