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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Tiger Interview (7/16/17)

July 27, 2017

Tiger interview from July 16th in Los Angeles, CA at the RIW show. Tiger talks about his career, being part of the Casas family, teaming with Puma, previously being part of Fuerza TRT and doing commentary on CMLL shows.

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

http://www.luchaworld.com/?p=77359

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Guerrero Maya Jr. Interview (7/16/17)

July 24, 2017

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Guerrero Maya Jr. Interview from July 16th in Los Angeles, CA at the RIW show. We discussed his career, wrestling in CMLL and on independent shows in Mexico & the U.S., plus his friendship with Black Terry.

Interview is in Spanish, but you can read the English translated interview at http://www.luchaworld.com/?p=77286

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #82 (7/13/17)

July 14, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #82!!! Fredo Esparza is joined this week by two guests as thecubsfan and Rob Bihari join the show to talk some lucha libre! We discuss all the news going on in lucha libre including the latest on Alberto El Patron, Atlantis, Triplemania build-up and more!

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Alberto El Patron in the news & possibly in Triplemania
  • Triplemania build-up
  • Thoughts on Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Psycho Clown mask match
  • L.A. Park's possible next move
  • Is AAA's current TV worst now than ever.
  • Rob picks his Mae Young Classic Winner!
  • CMLL tournaments! Including Cholo's huge torneo cibernetico win!
  • Atlantis injury and does it affect CMLL's upcoming plans.
  • Thoughts on who is the first half Luchador Of the Year for 2017.
  • Lucha Underground Season 3 thoughts including Cueto Cup and the great build-up for Johnny Mundo vs. Rey Mysterio.
  • Thoughts on how luchadores are used in NJPW, WWE, Impact and ROH!
  • Plus Rob plays the "Raptor or not Raptor" game and thecubsfan shares his thoughts on the Chicago Cubs - White Sox trade!

A fun 90-minute show! Enjoy!

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[FREE Preview] Lucha Clasica Ep. 9 - L.A. Park

June 30, 2017

10-minute Free Preview to our Lucha Clasica Ep. 9 L.A. Park Special!!!

Fredo Esparza is joined in this Lucha Clasica special by Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims as they take a look back at the career of one of the biggest names in lucha libre from the past 25 years, Adolfo Tapia Ibarra, better known worldwide as L.A. Park or the original La Parka! We look back at his career from the early days, to joining AAA, his role in WCW, joining CMLL, battling over his name with AAA, and being an independent and lucha libre's free spirit!

There are two ways that you can subscribe to get access to the Lucha Clasica podcast. You can subscribe at http://luchaworld.podbean.com/ for $2.95 per month. If you would rather pay via paypal, you can subscribe to the show via our patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/luchaworld at the $3.00 per month reward option. Here are this week's podcast links:

Podbean - http://luchaworld.podbean.com/e/lucha-clasica-ep-9-la-park/
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/lucha-clasica-ep-12303528

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 9 - L.A. Park

June 30, 2017

L.A. Park Special!!! 

Fredo Esparza is joined in this Lucha Clasica special by Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims as they take a look back at the career of one of the biggest names in lucha libre from the past 25 years, Adolfo Tapia Ibarra, better known worldwide as L.A. Park or the original La Parka! We look back as his career from the early days, to joining AAA, his role in WCW, joining CMLL, battling over his name with AAA, and being an independent and lucha libre's free spirit! 

Some of what we discuss in this episode: 

  • His early days under numerous gimmicks including Principe Island
  • Where did Antonio Peña get the inspiration to create the La Parka character & how Adolfo Tapia would get to be the character.  
  • La Parka in AAA & how he went from just a fun character to one of the bigger names in AAA. 
  • La Parka feuds with Lizmark over Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title. 
  • La Parka turns tecnico and feuds with Jerry "El Puma" Estrada with bonus Estrada tale.
  • Feud with Pierroth Jr. that would be one of the biggest feuds in Mexico in the late '90s. 
  • La Parka joins WCW and how that time period is viewed by fans and how it affects his legacy. 
  • La Parka becomes an independent and goes to battle with AAA over the use of the "La Parka" name. What Antonio Peña and Adolfo Tapia's relationship was like after this lawsuit. 
  • L.A. Park joins CMLL and how that ended with issues between the promotion and himself. 
  • L.A. Park's AAA return and the Triplemania match with AAA's La Parka. Was there heat between these two? (Oh yeah!!!) 
  • L.A. Park as an independent and his very brief return to CMLL in 2015. 
  • His feuds with Hijo del Santo, Dr. Wagner Jr., and Rush. 

And much more!!! Over 100 minutes of L.A. Park discussion!!!