Negro Casas wins the Leyenda de Plata for a third time, Lucha World cup

Casas winner/photo by Alexis Salazar-CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 05/22/2015 Arena México [CMLL, R de Rudo, Terra]
1) Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Violencia b Shockercito & Último Dragoncito
Ultimo Dragonctio took the stretcher ride after the Demus Driver.
2) Pegasso, Stigma, Tritón b Artillero, Disturbio, Súper Comando
3) Amapola, Dalys, La Seductora b Goya Kong, Lluvia, Silueta
Rudos took 2/3. Silueta’s head bounced off the mat badly from a Dalys powerbomb at the end of the match, and she needed medical aid.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Niebla Roja
Straight falls for Los Revolucionarios
5) Negro Casas b Dragon Lee [Leyenda de Plata, final]
Casas took falls 1/3 to retain the title. He’s now a 3 time champion, matching Mistico I for the record. Casas saluted Dragon Lee for his quality even in the loss.
6) Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr.
Marco & Thunder are still feuding.

Negro Casas was happy with his victory, saying he still enjoys measuring himself against the CMLL youth. This feels like the right outcome; Dragon Lee needs to have goals till to reach. There’s also an interview with Maximo, who has a billion ideas CMLL is not going to run.

Terra says they’ll be airing the En Busca de un Idolo tournament again this year. This will be the first matches they’ve shown since January. They’ll start coverage with the En Busca de un Idolo cibernetico on Tuesday. The article actually says the broadcast at 7pm, which would mean airing the entire first half of the show.

No Lucha World Cup matchups announced yesterday. That was the original plan when they announced the field. I’m not sure if that means they’ll announce it today, or if they just won’t announce it at all. I will remind you that you should purchase the iPPV ASAP if you plan on buying it, just in case they raise the price tomorrow.

Instead, it looks like most of the foreigners were in Mexico yesterday, doing copious interviews at the AAA office and going on TV studios to promote the press conference. The mainstream Mexico press appears to have bought into this World Cup concept, treating it like a important sporting contest. This is already a success for AAA on a marketing/branding level.

ESPN Deportes talked to Fantasma, Masasume and ACH, who declared Rey Mysterio was his favorite luchador but of course he and his team would beat them.

Dark Angel says she’s still on the 05/31 Arena Neza show and is working the Arena Coliseo show the night prior.

PWTorch has a breakdown of Lucha Underground ratings patterns on El Rey. (This does not include the larger Unimas numbers.) 62,000 people watch the show on audience, and they’ve reached 102,000 viewers for three episodes (Alberto’s first match, Alberto’s second match, trios tournament final). The audience has trended younger as the season has gone on, but the average number of viewers is still not a lot greater than reruns of old shows.

+LuchaTV has a lot of Chilanga Mask videos, including highlights of Aeroboy vs Caifan, Keira vs Silueta, Latin Dragon vs Psycho Kid, and Rey Horus vs Flamita. It looks like they have a new episode this weekend, as they’re promoting a sit down with Rey Mysterio.

Segunda Caida reviews Rey Hechicero vs Caifan from the LuchaMania show.

SuperLuchas looks back at Ring Fujinami vs El Solitario and Toscano vs Heavy Metal vs Perro Aguayo Jr.

Maldito Jr. hypes a mask match he’s in Saturday by saying he has no idea why the promoter booked him in this mask match.

The Gladiatores celebrates 9 years of publishing.

Tzuki is in the area today and I have tickets to be somewhere else.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 05/29/2015 Arena México
1) Leono & Soberano Jr. vs Espanto Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia
3) Fuego vs Misterioso Jr. [lightning]
4) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
5) Gran Guerrero, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
6) La Sombra, Naito, Rush vs Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero

Rush is back, so whatever happened this time is over already. Naito continues to team with the Ingobernables. Revolucionarios continue to fight other rudos, but not actually ultimo Guerrero. Fourth match looks fun. Minis match includes Shockercito and Mercurio, who had a feud on Tuesday’s that suddenly ended. Astral handles the video promo.