Pequeno Nitro unmasks Aereo, Niebla outsmarts Volador, TripleMania not on TV?

CMLL (SUN) 07/15/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, La CatedralLa Catedral (mask), Tercera Caida]
1) Bengala, Freesbe, Leono b Apocalipsis, Sensei, Zayco
Sensei replaced Ramstein, did not have problems with his teammates. Tecnicos took 1/3, Leono beating Apocalipsis.
2) Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Eléctrico, Niño de Acero, Último Dragoncito
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Delta, Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma b Felino, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos did not perform well, but took falls 2/3.
4) Pequeño Nitro b Aereo [mask]
Arkangel & Astral were seconds, though Skandalo appeared to be at ringside as well. Two quick falls to start. Nitro took 2/3 to win the mask. Aereo is Víctor Gonzalo Barragán Hernández, 22 years old.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Valiente
Guerrero Maya replaced Super Porky. Rudos took 2/3.
6) Mr. Niebla b Volador Jr.
Zac was with Niebla, and Mije was with Volador, in his old Yoda outfit. They battled. Volador won the first with a backcracker, Niebla took the second with a Nieblina, and the third with a foul.

This is not the most flattering picture of unmasked Aereo. I believe the plan is for Aereo to take Bam Bam’s spot as young unmasked tecnico mini who may appeal to a certain segment of the fans. You can see Cesar setting that up (among other things) in his recap.

AAA TV announced a new taping of 08/10 in Ciudad Madero. That seems to indicate TripleMania won’t only not be on PPV, but may be held off TV for the immediate future. By taping on 08/10, they can skip over TripleMania on TV and not miss a week (and once the Olympics start, they may be missing weeks anyway.) It’s possible, even likely TripleMania would air at the end of the year instead, but if it’s not going to air on TV right away, they need to push it on TV. I know I assumed the no PPV announcement meant it’d air on TV, so there’s probably potential ticket buying people who believe the same and should  be advised otherwise.

Rob has highlights of April ’99 AAA and 12/02/11 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has a KrisZ’s news update.

Lucha Libre In Japan

07/15 NJPW: 2) Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi & Maximo [O] b Low Ki, Jado & Gedo [X]



IWRG (SUN) 07/22/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) ? vs ??
2) Centvrión & Johnny Rivera vs Alemán & Eita
3) Chicano, Dr. Cerebro, Niko vs Oficial Factor, Oficial Rayan, Oficial Spartan
4) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Relampago, Trauma II, Veneno vs Bestia 666, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pete Powers, Scorpio Jr.
5) Cien Caras Jr. vs Pirata Morgan [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Cien Caras Jr. is the champ

Cien is going to rack up the defenses. I see Wagner has switched sides here again.