By Andre Corbeil of WrestlingWithWrestling.Com Sun, September 15, 2019...
AAA "Invading NY" Results Featuring Cain Velasquez's U.S. In-Ring Debut (9/15/2019) New York,
Lucha Libre AAA ran the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City this evening for their "Invading NY" show
This show featured the United States in-ring debut of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.
The show opened with the ring announcers hyping the crowd.
Hugo and Matt Striker are calling the show in English.
With the addition of Hugo, this is probably the best AAA English language announce team ever
Melissa Santos is the English language ring announcer.
Now let's roll into the results! Mascarita Dorada & Chris Dickinson defeated
Dave the Clown & Demus
Dorada pinned Demus in an opener that connected pretty decently with the crowd.
They loved Dorada. He did some David and Goliath spots with Dave the Clown.
Dickinson was coming off of the Bloodsport show last night. What a vastly different show to wrestle on in 24 hours in the same region.
The match build to some highspot dives at the end. Dorada really got to shine. He did an amazing series of tilt-a-whirls before cradling Demus for the pinfall.
Team Impact (Josh Alexander, Michael Elgin & Sami Callihan) defeated Team AAA (Murder Clown, Drago & Faby Apache)
Elgin pinned Murder Clown after a Liger bomb.
The match started with a wild braw until settling into a more traditional trios match. Elgin really heeled on the crowd as they booed him a lot. Apache got to shine when she first made a save for Drago.
Callihan stalked Apache, and then he spat in her face. She fired up and did a senton off the apron on Callihan.
The rudos ganged up on Apache. She took a Magic Killer modified into a spike DDT. They got heat on her for several minutes.
Apache eventually countered into a Black Widow. Murder Clown cleaned house off a hot tag. The tecnicos rallied for a triple near fall.
The rudos soon cut them off. Elgin did a double fallaway slam when he lifted both Drago and Apache. Drago moments later got a near fall with a Frakensteiner.
Callihan executed a piledriver on Apache. Drago then hit Callihan with a Canadian Destroyer.
The parade of highspots continued until Murder Clown popped the crowd doing a tope' to the outside. As Elgin cut off Clown and powerbombed him for the pinfall.
Daga vs Puma King & Aerostar
Daga defeated Puma King and Aerostar in a three-way match
Daga pinned Puma King in a high flying spectacle. Dagao becomes number one contender for AAA Cruiserweight Championship by winning this match.
This a video game stunt show. There was a ton of flying here, and too many highspots to keep track off. Everybody got their stuff in. Aerostar flew around like a wild man.
Puma King fought from underneath, but Daga ultimately delivered a Jay Driller for the pinfall.
Taya Valkyrie vs Tessa Blanchard.
Taya defeated Tessa Blanchard to win the Reina de Reinas Championship
Taya pinned Blanchard after the Road to Valhalla.
They hugged afterwards, but Tessa went heel and attacked her for a post-match beatdown.
This built like an old school NWA title match, except it was filled with new age highspots. Blanchard is so damn great in the ring.
They started slow and built from there. The pace soon quickened. Taya fought from underneath.
She did a flying crossbody off the top to the floor early on. Blachard dropkicked her into the ring steps, and then Blanchard turned up the heat.
They had a slugfest after a double down as they match continued to build. Taya made a comeback, but Tessa caught her with a Canadian Destroyer for a near fall.
Taya kept getting near falls down the stretch. Blachard delivered a cutter, and Taya answered back with a knee strike.
Taya then lifted Tessa for the double chickenwing facebuster, and Taya covered her for the title change.
They embraced after the match when Taya extended her hand to help Blanchard off the mat.
Blanchard then heeled on her for a post-match attack wher she got her heat back
AAA World Tag Team Champions Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix) defeated LAX (Ortiz & Santana) to retain their titles
Pentagon pinned Santana to win the match for his team. This was spectacular at times.
The beginning of the match was typical Lucha Bros, as Pentagon milked "ciero miedo" and Fenix flew around doing crazy cool spots. & Those highspots got crazy, With a lot of double team offense with intricate sequences.
LAX would not be out shined. They did dual dives over the ropes with each doing a tope con giro. That turned the tide in their favor for a moment.
The false finishes began in the second half of the match. Ortiz with a reverse rana, and Santana followed with a big plash off the tope on Fenix.
Pentagon made a save. He would do the same a few minutes later.They all traded near falls. Lucha Bros got a double near fall doing a Sabu-RVD combo. LAX answered back with a two count off a frog splash.
Penta traded Canadian Destroyers with LAX. Santana flew to the outside, and then LAX with a Doomsday Blockbuster for another close near fall.
Lucha Bros did their Mexican Destroyer finishing sequence. For that finish, Fenix drapped himself in the Mexican flag before he leapt off the top with a double foot stomp that assisted Pentagon with as a stuff package piledriver on Santana.
Fenix -- still drapped in the flag -- flipped into a tope con giro to the outside to dispatch Ortiz. Pentagon then covered Santana for the pinfall.
Pentagon pinned Santana to win the match for his team. This was spectacular at times.
Cain Velasquez, Psycho Clown & Brian Cage defeated Los Mercenarios (Texano Jr., Taurus & Rey Escorpion)
Velasquez pinned Taurus after doing a Lethal Injection. Yes, a freaking Lethal Injection.
He looked good again. He did some MMA spots, but he also did a tilt-a-whirl and a flying headscissors. Cain also did a flying crossbody off the top rope to the floor.
He squared off with Taurus at the start, and they both would go on to be the two involved in the finish.
The trios match was given a last minute no DQ stipulation. I thought that would mean lots of weapons and/or blood, but it instead just meant the rudos got a cheat some.
They got heat on Cage until Psycho Clown ran wild off after a hot tag. Escorpion cut him off and ripped at his mask. Psycho answered back with a Code Red. The rudos spots kept backfiring on them.
Texano brougtht his bullrope into the ring, but he whipped Escorpion by mistake. Psycho then got the bullrope and whipped the rudos.
Velasquez got back in the ring and executed a flying headscissors. Psycho and Cage did flip dives to the outside. Cain followed with a flying crossbody off the top on to everybody on the floor.
Taurus cut off Cain, but Cage made a save to give Taurus a buckle bomb. Cage dealifted Taurus into a superplex. Texano rushed in to catch Cage with a sit-out powerbomb.
Psycho then caught Texano with a sunset powerbomb. Escorpion press slamed Psycho into a gutbuster.
Velasquez was cleaning house when Escorpion fouled him. Velasquez regrouped for a tilt-a-whirl that he followed with a handspring into a cutter (Lethal Injection) on Taurus for the win
There was a ceremony celebrating Mexican independence before we got Dr. Wagner vs Bliue Demon Jr.
Wagner pinned Demon after rolling through the counter a flying crossbody.
Wagner wrestled with his mask on he unmasked just before the finish. The closing moments were clunky as the finish did not go smooth.
Impact wrestlers attacked Wagner after the match, and the AAA roster ran down to make the save for brawl that closed the show.
Some of their previous bouts were bloodbaths, but this was a basic match with no blood. Striker on commentary tried putting the match over as a chance to see witness a classic rivalry.
They started slow as they worked the crowd, and they built to Demon doing a tope suicida through the ropes. That set up the heat spot as Demon began working over Wagner.
Wagner eventually made a comeback. He and Demon ripped and tore each other's mask.
Wagner dared Demon to hit him, and Wagner then unmasked and fired up into a lariat for a botched two count.
Demon then climbed the turnbuckles and jumped off into a flying crossbody. Wagner rolled through and covered Demon for the pinfall.
Impact wrestlers ran in after the match to attack Wagner. The AAA roster poured into the ring for the save. AAA stood tall over Impact after a short brawl.
The AAA crew cleared the ring, and Wagner cut a promo before the show went off the air. During the melee, Cain Velasquez caught Callihan in a cross armbreaker
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