[FREE PREVIEW] Lucha Clasica Ep. 11

September 26, 2017

Free preview of Lucha Clasica Ep. 11 remembering Ruben Juarez & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. Full episode available at patreon.com/Luchaworld as a $3 or more reward! In this preview we talk about the Juarez-Ladd feud in L.A. 

Full episode is 90 minutes!

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 11 - Ruben Juarez & Bobby Heenan

September 26, 2017

Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) and Fredo Esparza return with the latest episode of Lucha Clasica as we look back and remember the careers of lucha legend Ruben Juarez and the great Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. 90 minutes looking back at their careers.

We discuss Ruben Juarez time in the Los Angeles, CA territory in the early 70s where he had a memorable feud with Ernie "The Big Cat" Ladd. Plus Juarez career in Mexico as a wrestler, matchmaker and promoter including his time as one of Mexico's top Light Heavyweights during the 1960s and his feud with Los Espantos. We also talk about some of Juarez thoughts on promoting and matchmaking.

We go off-topic from lucha libre and remember one of the all-time great wrestling managers Bobby "The Brain" Heenan from the first time we first saw him, managing pre-WWF the likes of Nick Bockwinkle, his WWF run as a manager and then joining the commentary team with Gorilla Monsoon, plus heading to WCW.

This was a fun show to do and we also preview upcoming Lucha Clasica episodes!

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #87 (9/21/17)

September 21, 2017

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. 87! Kurt & Fredo return to talk about CMLL's 84th Anniversary show, the recent earthquake in Mexico, Rey Celestial & Ruben Juarez passings, Heroes Inmortales preview & Kurt compares Sexy Star to Brute Bernard!

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #86 (8/28/17)

August 30, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. 86! This week we're joined by thecubsfan, Rob Bihari, Dylan Harris & MicromanFever to discuss everything that happened at Triplemania XXV! Dr. Wagner Jr's unmasking, Sexy Star's conduct, Triple Crown match, Aerostar dive, Torneo Triplemania mess, La Llave a La Gloria and much more! Plus our thoughts on Rush & Pierroth working The Crash shows!

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #85 (8/22/17)

August 25, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #85! L.A. lucha legend Superboy returns to the podcast to talk about his career, his father's (El Moro) career, the importance of training, drug use in wrestling, & shares stories from his time in pro wrestling.

Some topics:
- Remembering some of the past names who wrestled in Los Angeles like Joe Teran, Great Chicano, Terremoto Quintero, Buddha Khan & Gran Coloso
- training at Gil's Gym in Los Angeles
- His father, El Moro, as a wrestler, promoter (in Guadalajara and in Los Angeles) and matchmaker.
- The "Becoming a Luchador" web series
- lack of training leading to injuries in pro wrestling
- The importance of training to become a good wrestler & how much time must be dedicated to it.
- Superboy's old Tijuana tag partner Alas de Oro who later became Violencia in CMLL.
- Thoughts on Mr. Niebla, Shocker & Felino!
- Heat with Pirata Morgan & El Satanico.
- Drug use in pro wrestling.
- the good and bad side of Victor Quiñones & almost becoming The Headhunters manager.
- Why he didn't go to ECW as part of the Michinoku Pro match at Barely Legal.
- Thoughts on Konnan, Jushin "Thunder" Liger, Bobby Blaze and Super Dragon
- Plus, we talk about how we all started watching wrestling and finding friends that had cable.

Almost 2 hours!

The photo included is from an infamous legit fight that Superboy and the late Abismo Negro got into at a show in L.A. That story was mentioned in LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #31. 

 

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #84 (8/17/17)

August 18, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. 84! Fredo Esparza goes solo to discuss the CMLL 84th Anniversary announcements, Sam Adonis vs. Blue Panther, the Sam Adonis Univision special, Triplemania XXV update, La Llave a La Gloria news, Lucha Underground and more! 

Some of the topics on this episode:

  • CMLL 84th Anniversary news (Zeuxis vs. Princesa Sugehit & Niebla Roja vs. Gran Guerrero mask matches, plus Flip Gordon CMLL debut)
  • CMLL Gran Prix and 84th Anniversary on iPPV
  • Sam Adonis vs. Blue Panther hair match.
  • The hilarious Sam Adonis Univsion Special that featured some strange choices in actors playing Sam, Negro Casas, and Rush.
  • Recent good CMLL matches
  • the latest Triplemania XXV news
  • La Llave a la Gloria winners
  • Some great Lucha Underground matches worth watching.
  • Alberto El Patron is stripped of GFW title.
  • The Crash on Impact Wrestling
  • Blue Demon family member suing Televisa over the Blue Demon TV Series

All that plus much more! One-hour episode!

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[FREE preview] Lucha Clasica Ep. 10 - Onita in Lucha

August 4, 2017

Free Preview of Lucha Clasica Ep. 10 covering Atsushi Onita & FMW co-promoting with WWA in Tijuana & Los Angeles.

Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond & Fredo Esparza are joined in this Lucha Clasica by Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims as they look back at Atushi Onita & the FMW promotion co-promoting 2 shows in Tijuana & Los Angeles with Benjamin Mora's WWA. The trio also talks about Kurt's big mask vs. hair match against the Gemini Kid in Los Angeles.

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 10 - Onita in Lucha

August 4, 2017

Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond & Fredo Esparza are joined in this Lucha Clasica by Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims as they look back at Atushi Onita & the FMW promotion co-promoting 2 shows in Tijuana & Los Angeles with Benjamin Mora's WWA. The trio also talks about Kurt's big mask vs. hair match against the Gemini Kid in Los Angeles.

Some of what was discussed in this episode:

  • Vandal Drummond vs. Gemini Kid in a mask vs. hair match on 5/10/92 in Los Angeles.
  • Kurt's thoughts on being one of the few wrestling writers/historians who can give insight in this type of match.
  • Tijuana Promoter Benjamin Mora.
  • Kurt & Dave Meltzer travel to Japan & stay at Wally Yamaguchi's house.
  • Atsushi Onita in lucha libre. How he got involved & who did he deal with to work out these two shows.
  • The WWA/FMW 5/15/92 Tijuana & 5/16/92 Los Angeles shows.
  • Tinieblas without Alushe.
  • Tijuana & Los Angeles fans reaction to the FMW talent and the weird mix in some matches.
  • Dr. Lucha's disappointment that there would be no Onita-type match (Explosions! Barb Wire! Fire! Fire! FIRE!!!)
  • Thoughts on the FMW women on the show compared to the AJW that everyone was more familiar with at that time.
  • Los Mercenarios and those who wrestled at certain points in that trio.
  • Lazer-Tron (Not Hector Guerrero!), Super Muneco, Ultraman 2000
  • Kurt gets distracted by Reggie Bennett so he missed the Tinieblas semi-main event trios match in L.A.
  • The Los Angeles main event of Hijo del Santo, Atsushi Onita & Tarzan Goto vs. Negro Casas, Horace Boulder & Tim Patterson
  • The no-shows for those two events plus Rey Mysterio Jr.
  • Negro Casas is in heavy demand as the top opponent to Jushin "Thunder" Liger, Hijo del Santo, and wanted by the LLI, CMLL & AAA promotions.

Fun 90-minute show!

Puma King Interview (7/16/17)

July 31, 2017

Puma King interview from RIW show in Los Angeles on July 16th. We talked about his career, the Casas family, what he looks forward to in the future career-wise, how he came up with his name, his youtube channel (Pumaking Casas) and much more.

Interview is in Spanish, but you can read the English translated interview at

 

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #83 (7/26/17)

July 28, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. 83!!! Kurt & Fredo talk Triplemania XXV lineup, the Taya/Johnny Mundo/Vampiro situation, Copa Natalia Vazquez, Ultimo Guerrero vs. Volador Jr., CMLL Gran Prix 2017 teams, Sam Adonis vs. Blue Panther, and much more!

Some of the Topics on this episode:

  • Triplemania XXV Lineup including all the surprises from the press conference!
  • Taya/Johnny Mundo/Vampiro situation that keeps on going
  • Sexy Star's AAA return
  • Psicosis/Ripper's AAA return
  • Recent CMLL shows
  • Pierroth vs. Vangellys in a hair match
  • Ultimo Guerrero vs. Volador Jr. for Universal Title
  • Copa Natalia Vazquez
  • Sanely Fan Club Growing!!!
  • Blue Panther vs. Sam Adonis in a hair match
  • Gran Prix 2017 teams
  • CMLL 84th Anniversary date and thoughts on possible matches.
  • Remembering Tijuana promoter Benjamin Mora.
  • Our trip to RIW were we interviewed Puma, Tiger & Guerrero Maya Jr.

75 minutes of lucha talk!

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