Jun 18 2011, 10:09 AM
Talk about it here.
Jul 31 2011, 11:15 PM
So this will chronologically be the first AAA match on any yearbook. It's a fitting first match -- you see that they've snagged several big names. It's also a fitting match because it nicely demonstrates a big part of what often stinks about AAA, namely that it isn't CMLL or even the UWA. This is intended to be a crazy brawl, but compare it to the 3/1 trios from CMLL. That match was full of intensity and hatred, and this match is all show. I like Perro sometimes, but he is really old and not very good in this match. The first fall's finish isn't really clear. You'd assume a DQ since the technicos were blocking the ref from intervening so Perro could tap each of the rudos on the head with a chair, but the technicos raise their hands in victory, so who knows?
This reminds me in many ways of 80s WWF. They've signed a bunch of guys who made their name somewhere else, and the match is not as good as you'd expect if the match happened in a different promotion. They work a match with lots of crowd-pleasing spots, but it all feels strangely sanitized. This isn't all bad, but it just really did nothing for me. Standards for lucha libre are high in 1992 and this falls short.
Aug 5 2011, 01:21 AM
I'm a big fan of early days AAA so I liked this. The crowd was pretty hot for the tecnicos and almost looked like they wanted to riot in the 2nd fall. Panther and Fishman don't do much but Octagon and Santo were awesome. Especially Octagon who looked motivated in his new place. I've been watching a lot of 1992 CMLL lately from discs I got from Fredo and the difference between CMLL and AAA is like night and day at the time. Looking forward to seeing more AAA matches from 92.
Aug 31 2011, 02:54 AM
I thought this was alright. Nothing too bad in it. Their were some cool moments. The 2nd caida the fans wanted Fishman's head on a stick. Loved when he wanted a chair they were throwing their drinks on him.
Sep 8 2012, 09:19 AM
Was confused on the whole first fall decision. Had to go back and watch to see the submission. Thought it was a disqualification myself. Second fall was fun with Fishman was trying to get a chair from the crowd but they weren't too receptive to this. Aguayo ends up getting busted up but then annoys me but just walking around the ring trying to fire himself and the fans up with his team mates are being outnumbered in the ring and then get beat. That was just dumb. Third fall seemed to have a split decision. I don't see how the tecnicos thought they were winners though as they didn't beat anyone.
Sep 20 2012, 01:13 AM
It had it's moments and Grizzled Vet was super over. That's Perro Aguayo in case you're wondering. I love that guy with his fluffy boots. Alas the match was also very messy at times and descended into mask related lameness.
May 1 2013, 02:21 PM
Perro looks like someone's fun uncle. Octagon and Parka looked like stars here, and Santo's work was stellar as well. Parka's armdrag to the floor looked awful, but he sold it so well I almost thought he somehow managed to avoid having it hurt that badly. Really fun to see the company launched here with a hot crowd and stars with big charisma. I had a little trouble tracking the finishes to some falls but still a solid show. Perro bleeds to make sure we all go home happy and there are a couple spots with mask ripping that I don't think ever built to a climactic match.
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