LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #81 (6/20/17)

June 21, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #81! Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) and Fredo Esparza return to talk the latest happenings in lucha libre including the Gran Alternativa Final, Alvarados, Cage murdering Lorenzo Lamas & story time w/ Cibernetico!

  • The latest on the Alvarados vs. Ultimo Guerrero's blue mustang
  • Bobby Zavala finally talks
  • Soberano Jr. & Caristico win Gran Alternativa in a great match
  • Dragon Lee vs. Barbaro Cavernario
  • Marco Corleone as CMLL World Heavyweight Champion
  • the underrated El Terrible
  • the epic Vangellys vs. Pierroth feud that no one really wanted to see!
  • the undefeated Micro Man & El Gallito
  • Princesa Sugehit heading to WWE for Mae Young Classic! Kurt vows to start watching WWE women's wrestling....AGAIN!!!
  • AAA's latest TV tapings news
  • Cage destroys Commissioner Delgado (Lorenzo Lamas)
  • The Cueto Cup
  • Story time with Cibernetico
  • Rey Escorpion joins Los Ingobernables
  • Kurt and I watch Lucha Memes matches!

 

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[FREE Preview] Lucha Clasica Ep. 8

June 16, 2017

Free Preview of Lucha Clasica Ep. 8 - Box y Lucha 5/15/92 Issue

The preview segment covers 1936 lucha libre news as Salvador Lutteroth brings new talent to Mexico City with two of them being Lupe Zarate and Sterling "Dizzy" Davis. Zarate was a luchador from Juarez who had no arms. Dizzy Davis would gain fame in Mexico as "Gardenia" Davis and Kurt shares 3 stories on him. Full episode covers more from that May 15, 1992 issue of Box y Lucha. The rest of the podcast is available thru signing up to podbean or patreon!

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 8

June 16, 2017

Kurt Brown returns and joins Fredo Esparza to talk about the world of lucha libre back as they go thru the Box y Lucha May 15, 1992 issue! Plus Kurt talks about a memorable Titanes En El Ring storyline involving La Momia and David El Pastor!

Some of what we talk about in this episode: 

  • CMLL results from early May 1992 including Lizmark vs. Satanico, Felino and Ciclon Ramirez feuding, Ringo & Cachorro Mendoza winning tag tournament, Rey Gestas facing Principe Island and feuding with Konnan. 
  • Andre The Giant tours Mexico with UWA. 
  • Too Cold Scorpio debuts in Mexico as Black Scorpio. 
  • La Ola Lila! 
  • Xochitl Hamada refuses to name who her boyfriend was at that time. 
  • Espanto Jr. talks Hijo del Santo, titles & fears
  • 1936 news - Salvador Lutteroth brings in new talent to Mexico City including Sterling "Dizzy" Davis (later known as Gardenia Davis in Mexico) and Lupe Zarate, who was a luchador with no arms! 
  • Titanes En El Ring - La Momia & David El Pastor angle! 
  • Plus weird kid shows of the past including those with clowns and one hosted by Xuxa! 

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #80 (6/6/17)

June 8, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #80! Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) makes his return to join Fredo Esparza to talk the latest news in lucha libre! We discuss more Maximo & La Mascara, CMLL tournaments, Ingobernables & Lucha Underground returns!

  • Maximo & La Mascara debut in The Crash.
  • Thoughts on some of what went down on the 6/2 The Crash show.
  • Black Terry's awesomeness!
  • CMLL holds tournaments/torneo ciberneticos for Gran Alternativa, CMLL World Heavyweight & CMLL World Light Heavyweight titles.
  • Vangellys tries to join Los Ingobernables.
  • CMLL returns to Azteca (US).
  • Hechicero challenges El Satanico for control of the "Infernales" match.
  • AAA's Verano de Escandalo recap.
  • X-LAW returns!
  • Keira's strong 2017!
  • Lucha Underground returns with Johnny Mundo vs. The Mack in an "almost" All Night Long match!

Tons more on the show!

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[FREE Preview] Lucha Clasica Ep. 7

June 1, 2017

Free Preview of Lucha Clasica Ep. 7 - AAA is Born

Fredo Esparza is joined by Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims as they discuss the formation of AAA and the first month of the promotion's existence. A look back at reasons why Antonio Peña, Konnan, Octagon, Perro Aguayo Sr. and several others left CMLL to start a new promotion. The rest of the podcast is available thru signing up to podbean or patreon!

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Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/11516798

 

 

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 7 - AAA is Born

June 1, 2017

Fredo Esparza is joined by Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims as they discuss the formation of AAA and the first month of the promotion's existence. A look back at reasons why Antonio Peña, Konnan, Octagon, Perro Aguayo Sr. and several others left CMLL to start a new promotion. 

Some of what we discuss: 

  • State of lucha libre back in 1992
  • The wrestler's union strike in 1991
  • Antonio Peña's role in CMLL/EMLL prior to leaving 
  • The eventual split of Peña and others from CMLL and formation of AAA
  • What wrestlers joined AAA at the start? 
  • Octagon and Konnan's roles in building AAA. 
  • Konnan's rap album and TV appearances 
  • Most important luchador/luchadores that jumped from CMLL to AAA. 
  • Why go with the rather long name for AAA? 
  • Antonio Peña creates Volador & La Parka characters and who was suppose to fill those roles. 
  • Winners, CMLL's answer to Tijuana's rising new talent. 
  • AAA May 7, 1992 press conference
  • Paco Alonso's reaction to AAA forming. 
  • AAA's first show on May 15, 1992
  • Mexico's top draw at time El Hijo del Santo joins AAA.
  • Televisa's involvement and AAA's initial TV deal. 
  • Names that didn't jump to AAA including Negro Casas, Javier Llanes, Rayo De Jalisco Jr. and more! 

Over 90-minute show with all this  plus tons more! 

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #79 (5/24/17)

May 25, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #79 w/ Fredo Esparza and 1st-time ever guest thecubsfan talking lucha libre!!! We discuss the recent CMLL drama involving the Alvarado family, Ultimo Guerrero and his blue mustang plus everything that's happened since that news first broke.

  • The firings of La Mascara, Maximo Sexy and Bobby Villa.
  • Why were the Alvarados upset, the CMLL wrestlers union, Nitro new leader, Ultimo Guerrero publicly saying no interest in union leadership role.
  • What's next for those fired and those involved in incident (including Psycho Clown) and how it effects CMLL, possibly AAA and the independents.
  • Blue Demon TV series and whether we're still watching. 
  • The second half of Lucha Underground Season 3. What to expect, will their viewers return, plus thecubsfan lets us know what he could without spoiling anything!
  • AAA's current direction including constant lineup changes, the Llave a La Gloria tryouts, build-up for Verano de Escandalo and Triplemania XXV.
  • CMLL pushing younger talent like Soberano Jr. and Niebla Roja and CMLL talent wrestling outside of Mexico with New Japan & Ring Of Honor.
  • Luchadores in U.S. promotions. How WWE has handled Andrade Cien Almas and Gran Metalik and Impact's use of Alberto El Patron, Garza Jr. & Laredo Kid. Plus we talk about the great Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne match that thecubsfan saw live and I actually watched on hulu!
  • thecubsfan talks about his own history writing about lucha libre and pro wrestling. Why he started writing about lucha libre and his past recapping WWE & WCW shows.

A fun 90+ minute show with thecubsfan! Be sure to visit his website luchablog.com

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Flashback: Dr. Lucha talks Rush & more (9/4/09)

May 18, 2017

Recorded on 9/4/09:

Dr. Lucha joins Slammin' Stan Podcast & actually suggests CMLL team Rush & La Mascara. This is years before they teamed along with La Sombra to form Los Ingobernables. Except Dr. Lucha was joking given that CMLL when Rush first started would list his name as either "Rush" or "Rogue" and would pronounce it differently too. Dr. Lucha also is an easy grader and gives a positive star-rating to one of the worst matches of all-time & tells us he's seen worse.

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 6 - Los Brazos

May 15, 2017

Lucha Clasica Ep. #6 w/ Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) and Fredo Esparza! This week we look back at the careers of Los Brazos.

  • The tag team later turned trio featuring Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata & El Brazo. Their look and in-ring style.
  • Early New Japan tour.
  • Wresting in the Lebell/NWA Los Angeles territory.
  • Part of the legendary group of trios in the '80s in El Toreo for UWA/LLI.
  • Feud with Los Villanos.
  • Careers as Masked and unmasked trio.
  • Joining EMLL/CMLL
  • Going from being a rough rudo trio to a beloved tecnico trio.
  • Super Porky's charisma and Los Brazos comedy spots.
  • Hamada's UWF tours
  • Trio break-up and post-trio career. Super Porky as a singles star and later roles as Santa Claus, Rotoporky and an Elvis impersonator. El Brazo as Latin Boiler and as an exotico in AAA. Brazo de Oro's numerous hair matches.
  • Place in history.

Los Brazos Dream Sequence!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AKBhbxu4e8

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #78 (5/8/17)

May 9, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. 78 w/ Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) and Fredo Esparza back talking lucha libre!!! This week we talk about our trip to Las Vegas for the annual Cauliflower Alley Club reunion, Brazo de Oro & El Gran Apache's passings and a look back thru their careers, Negro Navarro vs. Zack Sabre Jr. from CHAIRO 10, CMLL's Microstars amazing Kid's Day match, Micro Man "the future of pro wrestling", Volador Jr. vs. La Mascara, Volador Jr. & Dragon Lee in New Japan's BOSJ tournament and AAA's Verano De Escandalo show.

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