Lucha Bort's Lucha Thread

Discussion in 'International Wrestling' started by Bort, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Random lucha, all things CMLL, AAA, IWRG and countless indies. Ask anything, although I'm far from a go-to guy. Might do a list of modern must-see wrestlers and matches later.

    Right now, I wanna recommend you an already essential match:



    These two are having an eternal blood feud filled with wild brawling, blood, cheating and mask ripping. It's all one giant build to an inevitable Mascara vs. Mascara match, but not neccessarily, this is Mexico we're talking about, and Wagner's asking price for losing the mask is 500K minimum.

    At this point, death seems like doing them a big favor. Funny thing is, I had no freakin' idea they wrestled each other again. This match is why Park is the greatest wrestler alive.

    Anyway, the match is fun, wild and insane, it has lighttubes, blood, mask ripping and a highly rigged ref. Since it happened in Monterrey, a town that despises clean finishes so much it might be their gimmick, don't get confused/annoyed, it's all a part of lucha charm.

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  2. I've been interested in getting into Lucha for a while now. But I have had problems finding a way to watch shows and knowing which of the feds that is putting out the better product right now.
     
  3. RUSH (CMLL)

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    Top 5 wrestler world wide, and one of the greatest heels nowadays. Arena Mexico hates him so much they had to turn him heel (rudo), and he's so damn great at it. He's a top notch aggressor and evildoer, he also uses Chris Benoit's entrance theme because he doesn't give a shit.





    Currently, he runs a stable with La Sombra and La Mascara, they're pretty damn good:

     
  4. Essential lucha matches from this year, although I'm pretty sure I forgot few matches, especially from the indie scene:


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    ****3/4




    ****1/2








    ****1/4





    Psycho/Texano


     
  5. CMLL 81 Aniversario links from thecubsfan: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/thecubsfan/1


    This is why I love lucha libre. In Mexico, pro-wrestling is religion indeed. One of the most emotional moments in a looong time, I shed a tear or two. The whole history and bigger-than-life meaning of masks summed in those 45 minutes.

    My reaction for main event and the aftermath:

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    Watched the opener, cabellera match and main event, obviously. Opener was good enough, three stars. Cabellera was FANTASTIC, CMLL's got themselves something truly special in Cavernario, dude's already the Top 10-15 material, world wide, if they don't fuck him up he might become a huge draw, the Mistico level. Rey Cometa impressed as well. ****1/2

    Main event was cinematic, incredible and immensely emotional, such a rollercoaster of feels, the whole aura of the match was bigger than life. Technically, the match WAS NOT perfect, but this is not gymnastics where you grade moves and execution, no, this is pro-wrestling - a complicated yet so simple art of performing and entertaining the crowds. ****3/4
     
  6. Dead thread much?

    I highly recommend watching Villano IV vs. Blue Demon Jr. from AAA 4/19 this year:



    I watched it half a year ago and loved it, now I fucking adore it, Top 5 match of the year, mos def. The match starts around 55:00 mark.
     
  7. For Alberto del Rio fans:

    Texano & Perro vs. Patron & Mesias was fantastic, probably the best Patron performance I've ever seen, right up there with that Ziggler double turn match. Of course it was a brawl, of course it was bloody, of course it was great [​IMG]:


    55 min mark.
     
  8. Dragon Lee vs. Virus is out, and it's absolutely sensational:

     

  9. Spectacular.
     
  10. A must-see Super Fly vs. Aerostar mask match:



    Unprotected chairshots, lots of mask ripping, blood, struggle and apeshit crazy moves, all that in less than 15 minutes. Fantastic apuesta match, old school meets new school.
     
  11. [​IMG] Go back to Japan mark.
     
  12. Euforia, Niebla Roja, Ăšltimo Guerrero (c) vs. Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. for the CMLL Trios this Friday. I'm really amped for this, Ultimo Guerrero has already had some kick ass matches in 2015, mostly from NJPW/CMLL joint show. CubsFan posted this so i'm expecting this to be up on his Dailymotion page, anytime after that.

    What do you think of this, Bort?
     
  13. I think it may be a good match.
     
  14. :true:
     

  15. I watch this match once a month.
     

  16. I watched this a couple days ago. It's an ok match, for the competitors involved. I thought it could have been a lot better.
     
  17. You want a real gem from this year, check this one:
     

  18. Great match.
     
  19. OT - I'm not exactly sure the accuracy of this but Cachorro, the best damn rookie in the industry, is not even 20 years old yet according to Wikipedia. If so he is truly the best damn rookie in the industry.

    On Topic -

    This match was good. Ray Cometa hit a nasty finisher.
     
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