[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!!! 

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!

 

Be sure to visit us at LuchaWorld.com!

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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!

There are two ways that you can subscribe to get access to the Lucha Clasica podcast. You can subscribe at podbean 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-8/
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/lucha-clasica-ep-11746423

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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!

Be sure to visit us at LuchaWorld.com!

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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!

There are two ways that you can subscribe to get access to the Lucha Clasica podcast. You can subscribe at podbean https://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 - https://luchaworld.podbean.com/e/lucha-clasica-ep-7-aaa-is-born/
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!