ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Sports and Recreation»
  • Individual Sports

Lucha Tributes: Aerostar

Updated on January 24, 2016

We’re cutting to the chase here gang. The X-Files is debuting in an hour, there’s football and a mainstream version of Aztec Warfare going on right now; basically, there’s a whole lot of stuff to fit in. So what do I have on tap for you? Why it’s a Lucha Tribute for someone I’ve written not once, not twice, but several times about, one of my favorite luchadors on the planet today and a guy who is this close to becoming a major, MAJOR star. He also happens to win every single poll I do that features him, which must mean people feel the same way about him I do. Let’s waste no more time; this is a Lucha Tribute for Lucha Underground’s Intergalactic Maniac, Aerostar. Or is it Aero Star? Does it matter?

What You Already Know

For once, this section is likely to dwarf the “What You Didn’t Know” section. I mean let’s be real; Aerostar is one of the most well known luchadors on the planet. He’s the guy from AAA who’s the star of many a Rob Viper YouTube tribute and who has literally jumped off the ceiling to beat his opponents. He competed at PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles even earlier this year, taking part in what might’ve been the best tag team match of 2015 alongside Fenix, Pentagon Jr. and Drago. For goodness sakes, Aerostar, Fenix and Drago had a Cinderella run through CHIKARA’s King of Trios tournament last year, ultimately winning the whole thing after beating three youngsters named AJ Styles, Matt and Nick Jackson. Talented kids; seemed like they had potential.

It's the coolest curtain call ever!
It's the coolest curtain call ever!

More important than all of that however was the Intergalactic Maniac’s run in Lucha Underground. His first match was the now forgotten four way classic that introduced himself, Cage, Angelico and Argenis to the Temple. The success of that match propelled all but Argenis (at least in his human form); Cage would go onto become one of the top rudos in the company, Angelico flew like Superman one or two times and Aerostar became the most underrated star in the company. Highlights of his first season run included a well done Best of Five series with Drago, an unbelievable match with Jack Evans and a balcony dive during the seven way Gift of the Gods Championship match at Ultima Lucha. As the season ended, we last saw Aerostar and Drago (now friends again after their quick rivalry) go their separate ways, with Drago flying off to do dragon stuff and Aerostar LAUNCHING HIMSELF INTO OUTER SPACE! Seriously, who was surprised? I didn’t call him the Intergalactic Maniac just for my health after all!

What You Didn’t Know

There are some superficial things about Aerostar that often fall through the cracks; he was the last character ever created by legendary AAA booker Antonio Pena (who sadly died before Aerostar officially debuted as Aerostar in 2008) and he grew up as huge fans of luchadors Rey Mysterio and Atlantis. Explains a lot, doesn’t it? Of course, there’s always more to the story beyond that. You may remember the last time I wrote about Aerostar featured me heavily campaigning for him to be the next AAA Mega Champion. There were several reasons for that; a) he’s one of the most exciting luchadors in the world right now, b) he’s a young guy and AAA should be pushing younger guys to the top and c) I felt that Aerostar was a performer who hadn’t gotten nearly his just do for his amazing abilities. While he still hasn’t necessarily gotten that, he’s actually been a lot more successful than one would think at first glance. During his AAA run, Aerostar has captured gold on one occasion, as one half of the AAA Mixed Tag Team Champions with Faby Apache and has proven to be quite successful in tournaments. The 2008 Alas de Oro; won by Aerostar. The 2010 Copa Antonio Pena, one of the biggest tournaments held in AAA? Yup, Aerostar won that too, last eliminating the legendary original La Parka to claim the crown. Add that to his three Luchas de Apuestas victories over Billy Boy, Chris Stone and the ruiner of everything Super Fly (who’s mask was taken by Aerostar in an excellent match at the 2014 Guerra de Titanes show) and its overall been pretty good for Aerostar. It should be better, but at least it’s not like going from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to Jonah Hex.

The most notable thing about Aerostar besides that? Well, as a Mexico native and a young man who grew up worshipping Rey Mysterio and Atlantis, Aerostar has primarily stayed in Mexico, seemingly only branching out to the US now that he’s become a star in Lucha Underground. Safe to say he’s never worked elsewhere around the world, right? NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND. Back in 2011, Aerostar would end up having a short stint in Japan with the popular Pro Wrestling NOAH promotion (AAA and NOAH have had some sort of working relationship with each other for years now). While it was brief, it does appear that Aerostar had a good time there, wrestling against top notch talent like Eddie Edwards and Zack Sabre Jr. (who Aerostar actually beat in their lone one on one match) and, get ready to be excited, teaming with Jack Evans. That’s right, the Intergalactic Maniac and the Inventor of Modern Lucha Libre were a regular tag team during Aerostar’s NOAH tour, which fills me to the brim with a feeling of goodness. Seriously, picture Jack Evans and Aerostar teaming together? It’s like taking the best parts of the movie Out Cold and the TV show Voltron, and then adding them together for a combination that makes no sense but is wildly entertaining none the less. It also explains why the two have such good chemistry as opponents. Lucha Underground, before the Temple doors close for good in the year 2119, I request that we get a Evans/Aerostar tag team reunion. The people want it; THE PEOPLE NEED IT!

Jack and Aerostar, tag team partners turned rivals
Jack and Aerostar, tag team partners turned rivals

Best Moments

We’re going with several here. First, we have the Evans-Aerostar match from Lucha Underground, a bout I’ve written so much about already and will write more about somewhere down the road. For now, let me sum it up by saying it’s a fantastic contest, both men come out looking great and I’m still not sure how Jack is alive following that Canadian Destroyer.

Second, we have the balcony dive. What more do I have to say than that? The man jumped off a freakin balcony. Even Jim Cornette would disapprove of it not making this list (then again, he’d disapprove of me breaking kayfabe about fourteen hundred times in this article alone).

And finally, we have Aerostar jumping from an even higher platform than the Temple balcony, which is to say I have a clip of him jumping from the ceiling during a AAA show and squashing Pentagon Jr. like he was Muffy in Antz. Again, what more do I need to say beyond that?


I honestly was unsure whether I should do one of these on Aerostar, mainly because I’ve said so much about the man already. To say that he’s one of the greatest high flyers in the world right now and has one of the most underrated, passionate fan bases of any luchador currently would be an understatement and something we’ve covered many times. But when it comes to greatness, why not point it out as many times as possible? The world is still not ready for just how amazing Aerostar is as a performer. 2015 may have been his coming out party in the US, but it’s nothing compared to what he’s going to do this year. There’s no question in my mind Aerostar will be a, pun fully intended, star in Lucha Underground; his natural nature as an underdog and inhuman ability to do things most mortal men can’t do will eventually get him one or two Lucha Underground Championship reigns. What I’m hoping for is that AAA realizes the same thing. The bottom line; Aerostar is special. If you can’t see it, you must be from outer space.

And scene! That’s it for me guys; I’m off to patiently await the return of The X-Files in a little less than an hour from now (and no, I don’t expect Aerostar to be on it. Save your alien jokes!). Till tomorrow, how about some Krycek? What, it’s not like he’ll be appearing in the new X-Files right? RIGHT?!

Like this article? Like Lucha Libre? Like me?! Head on over to the cool dudes at Masked Republic, enter in the code LTERIC and get some gear! Good things will happen for everyone if you do so (like 10% off your purchase!). Also, you can now get Rey Mysterio stuff! How chill is that?!


Where would you like to see Aerostar at the end of 2016?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)