CMLL (SUN) 07/15/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, La Catedral, La 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.
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]
- SuperLuchas #471 has a bloody LA Park. Inside, Joe Lider talks about his new lucha class, noting how great it is that he doesn’t have to be licensed to teach. If you go to a Joe Lider lucha class, you know what you’re getting into (maybe a quicker route to DTU)
- Cronicas Y Leyendas has video of Espanto Jr. & Negro Casas in 1992, Canek & Dos Caras vs Jason the Terrible and Leatherface in 2002, and a photo of Dr. Wagner winning the light heavyweight champion.
- El Sol de San Luis has a detailed bio of Conde Bartok.
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.