LUCHA LIBRE AAA
HÉROES INMORTALES XIV
OCTOBER 9, 2021
COLISEO LA CONCORDIA
ORIZABA, VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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After a fun Triplemania show, AAA sets its sights on Orizaba for a very promising Héroes Inmortales show that will feature a possible MOTY contender in Lucha Brothers vs. Laredo Kid & Hijo del Vikingo, and a must-watch dream match between the two best trios in México: Nueva Generación Dinamita and Nuevo Poder del Norte.

PIMPINELA ESCARLATA WON COPA ANTONIO PEÑA

Pimpinela Escarlata defeated Arez, Aerostar, Keyra, Sexy Star, Villano III Jr., Mamba, Toxin, Argenis, among other luchadorxs to become the first ever two-time Copa Antonio Peña winner.

The match featured incomprehensible AAA rules™ involving tags and four people inside the ring. There were double eliminations, people flying all over the place, and Piero’s refereeing was atrocious, but despite this mess, the match was a breeze to watch, entertaining, and had some interesting attempts at booking feuds. 

Villano III Jr. was eliminated after being distracted by Octagón Jr, Aerostar was viciously attacked by Super Fly and Parka Negra, and Mamba was smartly booked to look very strong; he got a huge pop after cleaning house in the first half of the match, then eliminated Arez, Toxin, Sexy Star, and Villano III Jr, but couldn’t finish the job as her rival Pimpinela Escarlata took her out after a fun couple of mano a mano wrestling. Frustrated by her loss, Mamba attacked Pimpinela who was rescued by Mr. Iguana. Nice little booking to continue the Pimpi-Mamba feud. ***½

LA NUEVA GENERACIÓN DINAMITA (SANSÓN, CUATRERO & FORASTERO) DEF. PODER DEL NORTE (MOCHO COTA JR., TITO SANTANA & CARTA BRAVA JR.)

A personal modern dream match of mine delivered the goods. Two great trios beat the ever-living hell out of each other for about 15 minutes. The match was intense, hard-hitting, and featured a tremendous tope suicida table bump, as well as interference from Goya King to spice things up a bit. An invested crowd was very helpful in elevating the action too. Cuatrero looked uncomfortable during some spots, but the absolute ferocity of Carta Brava Jr. made up for it. 

Once again, Poder del Norte showed how malleable they are, and didn’t miss a beat working with the ferocious Nueva Generación Dinamita, who were forced to get out of their comfort zone for this. Surprisingly and despite the handicap (Goya Kong was heavily involved), NGD defeated PDN clean in the middle of the ring. ****

AAA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
FÉNIX & PENTAGÓN JR. (C) DEF. LAREDO KID & HIJO DEL VIKINGO

Jeesh. Just look at these four slowpokes, no wonder they had old Tirantes refereeing their match. Slowpokes? I meant INSANE LUCHA GODS. As expected, this was an incredible match. No time wasted. Canadian piledrivers, reverse ranas, standing Spanish flies, rolling cutters, everything executed with lighting fast precision (Only an overly ambitious Vikingo/Laredo tag team spot failed). And yes, Vikingo did some truly insane moves.

Tirantes threatened to ruin the match with his egotistical slow counts, but he ended up adding drama to a couple of excellent nearfalls, one of which featured Fénix breaking up the count in the last moment after Vikingo hit the Cuerno de Vikingo on Penta. The challengers got cocky (or maybe frustrated) and attempted to steal the champs’ finishers, but they were surprised by a fast counter-attack and a Factor Miedo for the three count. ****½

After the match, brothers Dragon Lee and Dralístico (former Místico II) showed up to challenge the Lucha Bros. “We are always giving shelter to the waste of other companies”, replied Penta in an awesome promo in which he also buried Dralístico’s new name. Their match will take place on the October 15 AEW Dynamite show.

STEEL CAGE MATCH
LA EMPRESA (DMT AZUL, SAM ADONIS & PUMA KING) DEF. PSYCHO CLOWN, MURDER CLOWN & DAVE THE CLOWN

Monsther Clown was attacked by La Empresa before the match so he was out for this main event, so Dave the Clown offered to take his spot. Psycho refused but Dave showed up anyway when the técnico clowns were being overwhelmed by La Empresa. This was the start for the very random Dave the Clown heroic babyface run of the night, something that is, of course, welcome in this household.

Chairs crashed into heads and tables were broken during this bloody affair that always had a hot crowd behind it. La Empresa worked like a well-oiled rudo machine, while Psycho’s babyface fire created drama for the fans in attendance. Suddenly, Murder and Psycho escaped, leaving Dave the Clown alone in the cage with three frenzied opponents. This unexpected underdog dynamic worked to perfection as Dave rose to the occasion: With a bloodied mask, he valiantly fended off the rudos with a lot of heart, earning some deserved pops for his efforts. However, it was too much for him and after some great hope spots, Dave was left destroyed in the ring while DMT Azul and Puma King escaped the cage (Adonis had already done it) to win the match.

In her surprise return, Estrellita was the real star of the match though (no pun intended). She came out as second for La Empresa and gave a ton of energy to the action. She wreaked havoc, dived from the top of the cage, ran all over the place, messed with the crowd, and took some nasty bumps. She was brilliant and very fun to watch. 

The chaos, the weird Dave the Clown booking, and Estrellita’s fire made this an awesome main event. ****

Before ending the show, José Manuel Guillén and Hugo Savinovich announced that Cain Velásquez will be returning to AAA in December.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Clocking in at only two hours, AAA Héroes Inmortales XIV was a blast to watch featuring your trademark lucha insanity: From Vikingo almost knocking himself cold with a fever dream of a dive to Estrellita diving off the top of a cage, this was a highly entertaining night of action that didn’t overstay its welcome due to its short duration. 

Also, the appearances of Dragon Lee & Dralístico, Estrellita, and the Cain Velásquez announcement made this both a very buzz-worthy show and a missed opportunity. Due to the ongoing legal issues, AAA is losing a lot of potential eyeballs, especially now that the Lucha Brothers are AEW tag champs and a former UFC star is returning to their company. Fingers crossed for everything to be sorted out soon because this company deserves overseas success.