[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! 
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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! 

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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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Lucha Clasica Ep. 5 - Fishman, Dardo, La Viuda & Clinch

April 20, 2017

Lucha Clasica Ep. #5 w/ Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) and Fredo Esparza! This week we look back at the careers of Fishman and Dardo Aguilar. Might be the longest look back at Fishman on any podcast and Fredo's done about 3 of those! LOL! Plus Kurt continues his look back at Titanes En Ring with this week's focus on La Viuda. We look thru the pages of Clinch Magazine from 9/20/1952. Some of what is discussed in this episode:

  • Fishman's career (including his memorable masks matches against original El Cobarde, Sangre Chicana, Faraon, Rey Misterio Sr. and Cinta de Oro, his run with UWA, EMLL, AAA and wrestling outside Mexico, his L.A. feud with Perro Aguayo and his mask loss)
  • Dardo Aguilar's career
  • Pavilon Azteca and the early stages of Trio Fantasia and Dardo Aguilar's involvement w/ group.
  • Titanes en el Ring's La Viuda!
  • Clinch Magazine
  • Jack O'Brien - the wrestler and booker
  • The Great Scott vs. Medico Asesino
  • Clinch Magazine's Leopaldo Meraz researches the early days of lucha libre from 1931-1933. (what reporting was like, some of the stars of that era, etc.)
  • Duke Keomuka
  • Ray Gunkel - a wrestler Mexican wrestlers of that era raved about.
  • Ray Gunkel wins a match in 3.8 seconds.
  • El Santo
  • Rolando Vera travels to Texas in 1952. Talks about his favorite opponents and matches.
  • 1935 lucha results and the very first quebradora done in Mexico (Imagine watching lucha libre and not seeing a quebradora in it!)
  • Chamaco Castro: El Idolo de Acapulco

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 4 - The Villano III vs. Atlantis Feud

March 6, 2017

 

Lucha Clasica Episode #4 w/ Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) and Fredo Esparza taking a look back at the Villano III vs. Atlantis feud! We look back at when the feud started to get its big build-up and go thru the summer of 1999 all the way thru to their eventual mask match at the Homenaje de Dos Leyendas show on March 17, 2000. Some of what we talk about:

  • Arena Mexico vs. El Toreo
  • What CMLL was like in 1999 and how much they were doing at that time mixing in legends, top stars and creating new stars.
  • Villano III challenging Atlantis multiple times for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship.
  • Numerous TV skits including Villano III joining Los Boricuas, Atlantis swimming with dolphins, remembering the life of the late Pepe Pepe (who unfortunately had to die during this period!), and the Boricuas celebrating Villano III!
  • Some of the bloody battles these two had leading up to the mask match.
  • the CMLL 66th Anniversary main event match.
  • Villano III's big wins leading up to the mask match.
  • Villano III's controversial title defense against Atlantis one month before the mask match.
  • The mask match! Thoughts on the match, the post-match and after-math.

We close out the show with Kurt's look back at another Titanes En El Ring luchador. This episode its El Ejecutivo, the wrestling executive!

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 3 - Chavo Guerrero

February 21, 2017

Lucha Clasica Ep. 3 with Kurt Brown & Fredo Esparza. We look back at the career of Chavo Guerrero Sr. from debuting in Los Angeles, wrestling Ernie Ladd, feuding w/ Roddy Piper, matches against the Funks, the territories in the '80s, traveling to Japan, wrestling in Mexico, and much more!

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 2

February 9, 2017

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 2 w/ Kurt Brown & Fredo Esparza.

- Kurt continues to research Eugenio Muñoz a.k.a. Jimmy El Pulpo.

- This week's Titanes En El Ring feature is on one of their biggest stars La Momia! Where did Martin Karadagian get the idea of creating a mummy for his promotion? Who was under the La Momia gimmick? La Momia's popularity in Argentina. La Momia vs. Martin Karadagian. Everything you wanted to know about La Momia!!!

- We look back at WCW's first wave of lucha libre stars as Eddie Guerrero, Konnan and Rey Mysterio Jr. make their mark in the U.S.

- Eddie Guerrero's feud w/ Chris Benoit that aired on practically every WCW TV show, his match against Ric Flair on Nitro, plus bonus Eddie talking about joining WCW.

- Konnan shows up as Mexican Heavyweight Champion, feuds with One Man Gang, Kurt forgot everything about this era and fast-forwards to the "Orale, Arriba La Raza" period (years later), Konnan as a babyface and then joining the Dungeon of Doom. What went wrong with Konnan early on in WCW? Flair's comments on Konnan & more.

- Rey Mysterio Jr. makes his way to WCW, his busy 1996 schedule splitting time in 3 countries, early rivalry with Dean Malenko, Rey vs. Juvi, and Rey being one of the best wrestlers of 1996.

- Plus we talk Negro Casas! 90-minutes! Fun show!

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Lucha Clasica Ep. 1

January 30, 2017

The debut episode of Lucha Clasica! Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) & Fredo Esparza talk about lucha libre's past. Topics this week include 1930s El Paso lucha libre promoter John MacIntosh, Kurt recalls the first time he watched Titanes En El Ring, and we talk about WCW adding luchadores, Eddie Guerrero's first time in WCW/NWA, Konnan, Rey Misterio Sr., Art Barr and Norman Smiley in WCW, AAA & ECW's influence in WCW creating one of wrestling's deepest rosters, Kurt & Dave Meltzer meet Konnan & Rey Misterio Jr., lucha minis vs. short Mexican luchadores, Ron Skoler & Terry Funk, the first WCW Monday Nitro, and why "Vandal Drummond must be punished!" Plus, you'll hear the story behind Kurt Brown & Dave Meltzer traveling AND surviving Tijuana wearing those sweaters!

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