Negro Casas Interview 3/26/17 (in Spanish)

May 5, 2017

Negro Casas spent some time talking with us for LuchaWorld.com.This being his second interview with us, he talked a bit more about his career, wrestling younger luchadores, recently seeing Rey Mysterio again for first time in years, and talked about some of the legends he's stepped into the ring with when he first started wrestling. A fun interview. 

Interview is in Spanish, but you can read the English translated interview at http://www.luchaworld.com/?p=75433

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #77 (4/25/17) w/ Dr. Lucha

April 26, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast #77!!! This week Fredo Esparza is joined by Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims to talk the latest happenings in the world of lucha libre! We go thru everything going on in CMLL, AAA and even discuss pro boxing!

  • What's going on with the AAA-Impact partnership and how does this affect Lucha Underground, The Crash, Konnan and others!
  • Dr. Lucha's thoughts on Lucha Underground. Will we see wrestlers from Impact and Lucha Underground on the other's show?
  • AAA's new booking changes and the direction they are going with TV and what luchadores are benefitting from this change.
  • Thoughts on AAA's La Llave a La Gloria and will this truly help AAA.
  • Who is Kevin Kross? Is Luchasaurus the next big foreigner to join AAA?
  • CMLL's Nuevos Valores matches. Soberano Jr. and Jr. Dinamitas potential.
  • CMLL's MATCH OF THE CENTURY!!! Can Micro Man save pro wrestling? The build-up, hype, excitement behind this match!
  • Should CMLL end the minis division?
  • Niebla Roja and Los Guerreros eventual split and what direction will they go with him.
  • Volador Jr. looking a bit disinterested in some of his matches of late.
  • Dr. Lucha gives his early prediction for what could be this year's CMLL Anniversary main event.
  • Sexy Star's pro boxing debut and what her future will be in both boxing and wrestling.
  • Jack Swagger's Mexico debut!
  • And much more, including whether Dr. Lucha would purchase Mascara 2000's new album!

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Dr. Cerebro Interview 3/19/17 (in Spanish)

April 24, 2017

Dr. Cerebro talked to LuchaWorld.com about his lucha libre career. When he started, taking over the Dr. Cerebro character, being an independent luchador, the CMLL vs. indie match-ups, his rivalry with El Hijo del Santo, thoughts on fans outside of Mexico recognizing his skill level, training luchadores, and being a chiropractor.

Interview is in Spanish. You can read the interview translated to English at http://www.luchaworld.com/?p=75260!

 

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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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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #76 (4/10/17)

April 11, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #76! Kurt Brown & Fredo Esparza return to talk the latest lucha libre news! This week we talk about the recent passings of AAA's Joaquin Roldan, lucha libre legend Fishman, and Dardo Aguilar! We talk about some of the news coming out of The Crash's Mexico City debut including DJZ's injury, CMLL's Reyes del Aire match, Los Ingobernables confront Black Terry & Negro Navarro, AAA's Rey de Reyes Part 2 being one of AAA's best TV episodes in years, and the upcoming BIG CMLL Match featuring the lucha mascots. Plus we talk about our last couple of trips to lucha shows and waiting around in Oxnard for Negro Casas and him being awesome! Fun Show. Nearly 90 minutes! Enjoy! 

Some Matches worth watching:

 

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Mano Negra Interview 3/19/17 (in Spanish)

April 6, 2017

Mano Negra talks to LuchaWorld.com about his career, who came up with the "Mano Negra" look and name and what historical moment inspired his character, losing his mask to Atlantis, his son Mano Negra Jr. and his daughter Sanely and returning to lucha libre after being retired for a few years!

 

The interview is in Spanish. You can read the interview translated at LuchaWorld.com!

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #75 (4/3/17)

April 3, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #75 with Fredo Esparza going solo talking about the passing of Dardo Aguilar, three CMLL Friday shows including Homenaje a Dos Leyendas, AAA's Rey de Reyes Part 1, upcoming shows, plus the CMLL mascots are headed to a big match on Kid's Day in Arena Mexico!!!

Some matches worth watching:

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Trauma II Interview 3/19/17 (in Spanish)

March 30, 2017

We had a chance to interview Trauma II while he was in Los Angeles, CA on March 19th for Promociones Cholo de Tijuana's show in Clela Arena. Trauma II discusses his knee injury, not being online, returning to action, Dinastia Navarro teaming in Tijuana and in the U.S. soon and I tell him how close I was to getting Kurt a second chance at being a Trauma! Always a fun time talking to Trauma II.

The interview is in Spanish. You can read the interview translated at LuchaWorld.com!

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LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #74 (3/17/17)

March 17, 2017

LuchaWorld Podcast Ep. #74!!! Kurt Brown and Fredo Esparza return! Fredo updates everyone with the latest news and talks about some of the recent good lucha matches he's seen plus Kurt talks about the final of CMLL's Torneo Increibles match!

Some of the news includes

Fun show! Check it out!

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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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For more info here's JR Goldberg's article on the Villano III vs. Atlantis mask match.

You can watch the Villano III vs. Atlantis mask match (Video) here!