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It's a AAA side story from a bbq joint, theoretically a tournament with structure and rules but iirc it got thrown out about two weeks in last time because of travel issues, injuries, and good old lolAAA
it's expected to stream live through AAA's facebook, which I think precludes a feed on the tubes unless somebody takes the facebook feed and bounces it to a different live thing. cubsfan didn't do that last year and I don't know of anybody doing it this year either
assuming it works like last year I'll probably get replays up on mog_dos pretty regularly, and I'll try to post the link up here as it's live
last year was a fun enough endeavor, more subdued than normal AAA and more singles matches, the Pincho Gringo BBQ Zone is an underrated arena
cubsfan's take on it from yesterday
>+Lucha’s podcast went over the details of the Lucha Capital tournament last night. AAA posted some of these same details in a press release. Vampiro also talked about the show on Facebook, though I haven’t listened to it yet. There are 12 trios in the tournament:
> Poder del Norte
> Taurus, Willie Mack, Rich Swann
> Bengala, Puma King, Flamita
> Pagano, Super Fly, Maximo
> Octagon Jr., Aerostar, Hijo del Vikingo
> Dinastia, Drago, Psycho Clown
> Mamba, Murder Clown, Nino Hamburguesa
> Argenis, Arez, Mr. Iguana
> Dave the Clown, Villano III Jr., Abismo Negro Jr.
> Faby Apache, Lady Shani, Big Mami
> Ayako Hamada, La Hiedra, Vanilla
> Lady Maravilla, Keyra, Hades
>Neither of last year’s champs (Laredo Kid & Taya) return. No Lucha Brothers; no one from AEW at all. That seems unlikely running on Wednesdays. Including Impact made it doubly unlikely. Australian Suicide mentioned he’d be part of this but isn’t in a match, so he’s likely doing commentary on Facebook comments again. (I would like the job of going to a BBQ restaurant and saying silly things on social media; I’m pretty sure I do that for free as it is.) There are some tippy-top people like Wagner, Demon, Kross, Escorpion who aren’t involved. There are also a few middle and lower people left out: Daga, Chessman, Monster Clown, Pimpinela, Eclipse, Astrolux, Dragon Bane, Aramis, Toxin, Iron Kid, Latigo, and Los Macizos. I wonder if the spot that was Lady Flammer and is now Hades started as Chik Tormenta’s place in the tournament. I think we all can agree Flamita should return to being Nightclaw to complete the cat theme of his team.
>Each week will have four three-way matches, featuring a member of a different team. If they stick with this format, you’ll never see these teams together during the early weeks of the tournament. They’ll be fighting on their own.
>Men and women will be in the same matches, though they’re heading to different championships. The three men’s teams and the two women’s teams with the most wins will advance to semi-finals. The winning teams will face off among themselves to determine overall men and women’s winners.
>The AAA press release mentions the competition will last eight weeks, which would mean a final on 12/04. Eight shows – or seven group episodes and one final – doesn’t seem to work evenly with the tournament structure. Maybe it’ll make sense later.
>Since every match is going to be a three-way, the poster seems a pretty good indication of the plans for tomorrow
> Rich Swann vs. Villano III Jr. vs. Ayako Hamada
> Aerostar vs. Drago vs. Flamita
> Nino Hamburguesa vs. Hades vs. Willie Mack
> Big Mami vs. Argenis vs. Maximo
>Note this doesn’t fit with what AAA’s already announced. If AAA has four three-way matches, that’s one person per team. There’s no Poder del Norte member listed for the first show, while both Rich Swann & Willie Mack are wrestling. Perhaps they had to double up on that team for availability reason, and it will all make sense later. It’s not a bet I would take.
>I’m not a fan of three-way matches in general, so seven weeks of them doesn’t seem ideal. The team format is an easy workaround for not being sure of having everyone available every week.