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Super Fly & Carta Brava Jr. vs. Luxdor & Venum (AAA – 03/04/2016)

Super Fly & Carta Brava Jr. vs. Luxdor & Venum
March 4, 2016
Gimnasio Agustin Millan (Toluca, Mexico)
*** ¾

There are not many wrestlers in AAA who I would be okay replacing Apache, but Super Fly just so happens to be one of them. Super Fly slid into Apache’s spot in a quasi-rematch from the previous tapings and the end result was an even better match.

This match did two things better than the prior one. The first was that it was a little shorter and therefore, a little more compact. Along similar lines, there was less filler on offense. The Cadets did less stuff from a standing position because there was less space to fill. Their flying is spectacular and they are of course nutty bumpers, so doing less standing stuff as an overall percentage of their offense was a plus. The Cadets are criminally underrated even in their own promotion. Any promotion in the world that signed them and the Trauma brothers would instantly have my favorite tag team division in the world regardless. The Cadets are not only great flyers, but they are polished flyers. They really deserve a higher profile.

And maybe they are getting one. The ending saw Apache run in and in another simple but effective rudo moment, he casually chucked a full beverage at Venum who was sitting on the top rope. In true AAA style, they failed to follow up on the developing Apache/Venum issue at the Naucalpan taping or at Rey de Reyes but hopefully that is just a temporary lull rather than a sign that they are dropping the feud. Venum might be the better of the two Cadets. He certainly has a great pedigree given that he was trained by Negro Navarro and the Traumas. I’ve been haphazardly making my way through the Billy Boy/Apache mid-2000’s feud. The prospect of a similar (daughter marriage issues notwithstanding) Venum/Apache singles feud as me drooling since Venum might be better than Billy Boy and Apache can clearly still go.

The match in general is both a fun and easy watch. As it stands now, this is my favorite tag team match of 2016.

El Apache & Carta Brava Jr. vs. Luxdor & Venum (AAA – 02/19/2016)

El Apache & Carta Brava Jr. vs. Luxdor & Venum
February 19, 2016
Auditorio Jose Maria Arteaga (Santiago de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico)
*** ½

For at least a year now if not longer, the opening matches on AAA TV have been as big of a reason as any to watch AAA’s television. More specifically, the non-mixed openers involving Apache have been particularly good. This is another one to add to the list.

What stood out most about this match was the fact that they opted out of the standard long AAA rudo beat down segment. The rudos controlled sections of the match but the match settled into a competitive one far earlier than I expected it to. This was just a high octane, fast paced tag match with Apache holding it altogether. The flying spots were high level stuff and executed well with a few exceptions. The Cadets’ non-flying offense was a little hit or miss (too many leg slapping kicks for me) but fune. The rudos were rudos so this never felt like an exhibition of spots; this was definitely a complete match. Apache scoring the win after a foul was the perfect ending in its simplicity. If only AAA would export that philosophy to other parts of the card.