The LuchaWorld Podcast Episodes!
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Debut Show (Episode #1) – The debut of the LuchaWorld Podcast! We discuss Sin Cara, Sting heading to AAA which leads to some talk of Ric Flair (not the financial stuff!), Matt Hardy’s fake youtube suicide note, CMLL the numerous feuds matched by number of TV shows you have to search through to watch these matches, dancing with Zacarias El Perico, AAA’s TV situation (or lack of in the US), the passing of SoCal luchador Mando Lopez (a.k.a. Superstar), thoughts on some of the Mexico Candidates on the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame ballot, plus, even more discussion on dancing with Villano III and Jushin “Thunder” Liger and faking Cancer vs. faking Suicide, which is worse! Packed show.
Episode #2 – Taped Friday night (9/23/11), we discuss more lucha libre including the Averno vs. La Mascara mask match, the Universal Tournament matches, our disappointment in CMLL’s Anniversary cage match main event, AAA’s Heroes Inmortales, Grumpy Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Kurt’s inability to name most wrestlers in Japan nowadays, DDT promotion, getting paid with porn movies, Mark Henry, and we Journey into the Mind of Teddy Hart as we discuss some of his ideas!
Episode #3 – Taped Saturday afternoon (10/29/11), we discuss recent big show letdowns for both CMLL and AAA, La Sombra, Sin Cara Azul vs. Sin Cara Negro mask match, WWE tryouts in Mexico, recent independent shows booking too much talent on shows, why Blue Panther and Villano III are not in the WON HOF, and much more!
Episode #4 – LuchaWorld Podcast Episode #4 taped on 11/18/11. This week, Kurt and Fredo talk about Hector Garza leaving CMLL and re-uniting with Los Perros Del Mal, the CMLL press conference with news on Blue Panther vs. Felino in a hair match, Shocker’s new faction, Atlantis trio debuts name and then changes it, RUSH~! set to debut in Japan, a look back at Vic Amezcua (Septiembre Negro), La Parka’s heel promo, the issues with podcasting, Who is TNA’s Gunner?, Mascara Dorada vs. Mephisto match, and Kurt watches a recent match from MONTERREY! All this and more! A fun show!
Episode #5 – The Luchaworld Podcast returns with Episode #5. Join Vandal & Fredo as they take a look back at MS1 and his classic encounter with Sangre Chicana, recent CMLL press conference debuting Diamante Azul, Blue Demon Jr’s reaction to new CMLL character, Blue Panther vs. Negro Casas in a hair match (talk of the lightning match and the little things Blue Panther does so well), Prince Devitt, women’s wrestling in Mexico, Superboy watching his son (Hijo del Superboy) wrestle, El Consejo (Mexico’s NWO B-team), some big names returning to CMLL, El Hijo del Santo’s lack of opponents, X-Project, the wacky trio of Great Kojika, Riho & Mr. #6 (from Japan), drum sets at wrestling shows, Los Cavernicolas, and more!
Episode #6 – The LuchaWorld Podcast returns with Episode #6. Join Vandal & Fredo as we kidnap our special guest away from the F4W/WON Empire and talk lucha with Steve “Dr. Lucha” Sims! Not only did Dr. Lucha survive this hard-hitting podcast, he also survived roller derby in Pomona! We talk the recent passing of Masakre, the decline of the wrestling business, CMLL’s love of tournaments, Euforia winning the Gran Alternativa, Valiente’s weight loss, AAA’s upcoming big shows, Mascara Año Dos Mil Jr’s push, LLUSA, Strongman~!!!, Vandal’s recent MPW matches, Rush and More RUSH, boxing and MMA in Mexico and how it might affect lucha libre, Konan Big, Mascara Purpura, El Hijo del Solitario worst Junior Ever?, Blue Demon Jr. is no Tully Blanchard, Jack Evans, Vandal finds out Teddy Hart is BACK in AAA!!!, Dr. Lucha’s historical matches he’d like to see, and more…
Episode #7 – The latest edition of the LuchaWorld Podcast hits the road to interview one of the legends of Los Angeles lucha libre and Michinoku Pro star, Superboy! In this episode, Superboy talks about his father, El Moro’s start running lucha shows in the legendary Hadco Plaza in Los Angeles. Talks about his brother’s Principe Indu, Capitan Oro and he getting into wrestling. More on the Hadco Plaza lucha libre shows. The concept of relevos Chinos matches, which Kurt refers to as Samurai matches that would happen at Hadco Plaza. His dad’s (El Moro) promoting style from taking care of talent, getting sponsors and watching every match from top to bottom. Training lucha libre at 8 years old. Starting out as El Espartano and how the name Superboy came about. Working for the WIN promotions and receiving his first paycheck. Lizmark Sr’s advice to Superboy. How he got hooked up with Michinoku Pro. Watching Japanese wrestling on tapes. Some stories of his trips to Japan. His first match for Michinoku Pro teaming with Super Delfin going against The Great Sasuke & Piloto Suicida. Watching the Michinoku Pro wrestlers in action. Hanging out and fighting with Biff Wellington (Wellington Wilkins Jr.), Wally Yamaguchi, Kaz Hayashi, and Dick Togo (Sato). His other gimmicks in Michinoku Pro, Leon Guerrero, The Convict and Ball Rei. Giving back the Convict outfit! His dream opponent and how excited he was to finally face him, Felino! His opinion of Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras & even Sicodelico. Working with Jushin “Thunder” Liger! Lots of fun and there will be more with Superboy.
Episode #8 – Kurt and Fredo return after several months off for a Saturday Night LuchaWorld All-night special! Taped on 8/11/12! We discuss New Mistico’s debut and the early returns and feedback about him. CMLL’s TV programming and match-making and how difficult it is to figure out. La Sombra and were he’s at. Kurt tries to get Fredo to reveal insider secrets. We look back at Triplemania XX. Sexy Star’s new look. Perros Del Mal dumping Hector Garza. El Consejo’s night. Kurt Angle’s involvement. We wonder why Electroshock works so many big matches for AAA. The various stip matches on the show. We also talk about CMLL on terra.com, the Marcela vs. Tiffany hair match. The number of good female wrestlers in Mexico compared to the past. The awesome Konnan’s show. Upcoming Lucha Libre Reunion in LA on August 26th and our request for luchador White Pork’s photo! Fredo tells Kurt about the new women’s promotion in the US, with a hilarious acronym! Vandal Drummond and Crayz doing a spit spot on a recent MPW show. We remember Red Bastien, who passed away on Saturday and his involvement with the WIN lucha libre promotion and what a good guy he was. We also talk about the incident in Iowa involving Tony Kozina, Davey Richards, Kyle O’Reilley, and Ryan Kidd, which led to a story about a shoot match in Long Beach, Ca in 1991 between El Piranha and B.J. Speed (The Hitman). Tons more is discussed. Fun show.
Episode #9 Kurt and Fredo are back with LuchaWorld Podcast Episode #9. Taped on 9/20. Topics Include: Thoughts on the big mask and hair matches on CMLL’s 79th Anniversary show, previous anniversary shows, remembering how awesome Sangre Chicana was, some other recent fun CMLL matches, Kurt is stunned that Satanico’s daughter is a ring girl, a recent cringe-worthy women’s match, the search for old wrestling footage, all the lucha on TV and online nowadays, recent LA Lucha Legends reunion, JBL and former CMLL World Champions Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara, the WON Hall Of Fame and thoughts on Dr. Wagner Sr., L.A. Park, England’s BIG DADDY and CATWEAZLE!!!!! Fun show…
Episode #10 Join us (Kurt & Fredo) as we talk about the recent injury to New Mistico, Hector Garza’s health, CMLL’s headline feud featuring the break-up of Los Guerreros, recent CMLL TV, CMLL women’s wrestling, AAA’s recent departures and where they are heading, AAA’s upcoming Guerra de Titanes, Kurt’s latest house cleaning leads to uncovering more ’80s lucha footage including Lizmark vs. Faraon, the joys of watching En Busca de un Idolo and were to catch lucha on youtube. A fun 1 hour show. Music intro, the Dickies “Stukas over Disneyland”! Enjoy! Taped 11/15/12!
Episode #11 Taped on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Walnut Kills! Kurt Brown and Alfredo Esparza talk the latest in lucha libre. First look back at the recent passings of Freebird Buddy Roberts and former UWF jobber and 1/2 of the Hippies, Mike Boyette. They take a look back at the results from AAA’s Guerra de Titanes, Vampiro getting his haircut, thoughts on Daga, Texano Jr. winning the AAA mega title the same night his former tag partner, El Terrible retained the CMLL World Title. Talked about the Terrible/Texano Jr. break-up and eventual success in opposing promotions. AAA in the US rumor again! The great build in the Invasores vs. Reyes del Atlantida feud. La Sombra! The good and bad of Diamante Azul. Camorra’s tights and my disagreement with thecubsfan over what is on his tights! The one-sided CMLL-NJPW relationship. CMLL bodybuilding competition leading to Kurt talking about a recent trip to Mexico and entering a few drug pharmacies! Story about Blackie Lawless from WASP! People’s surprise that TNA exists. IWRG talk! Discussing some of the matches from the Prision Fatal show. The awesome Oficiales, talking old IWRG, Carta Brava Jr., some Titanes del Ring talk. Lots of lucha, lots of fun! Taped 12/8/12!
Episode #12 LuchaWorld Podcast welcomes 2013 with some block rocking beats from the beatboxing maestro, Alushe. Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) and Fredo Esparza discuss the latest happenings in lucha libre. The latest setback for New Mistico. The best luchadores of 2012. Favorite matches to close out 2012. The recent passing of lucha great Emilio Charles Jr. A look back at Titanes del Ring. A fun 80 minute show. Taped 1/10/13!
Episode #13 We look back at the recent L.A. lucha show featuring stars from CMLL, AAA and Mexico’s indie scene all together! We discuss the latest from CMLL including Rush vacating his title to pursue the CMLL World Heavyweight title, Rey Escorpion winning the CMLL World Light Heavyweight title (that Rush vacated), the debut of Thunder, and we talk about recent CMLL matches we’ve seen. We also talk about Ricky Marvin returning full-time to Mexico and how he and Super Crazy have been showcased on independent shows. We look back at Matt Cross and his amazing beard! We also discuss AAA’s recent announcement of adding their show onto Televisa Deportes. We talk Los Oficiales and Los Piratas! We round it out by talking about how some lucha promotions did in the Observer awards. All this and Vandal Drummond sings a few tunes (a special cameo by a train too!) throughout the show. About 1 hour of fun. Enjoy! Taped 2/1/13!
Episode #14 LuchaWorld Podcast Episode #14! Join Vandal Drummond and Fredo Esparza as they discuss the latest in the world of lucha libre! The Dorian Roldan-Konnan firing from AAA, first impressions of CMLL’s newest wrestler Thunder, the latest on El Hijo del Santo, the Ultimo Guerrero-Atlantis feud, the latest lucha we’ve watched, raving about Dinastia, Bufete del Amor vs. Invasores, Konnan’s confusion on who runs luchablog (could it be thecubsfan or Rob Bihari OR mystery man…KRIS ZELLNER?), watching Blue Panther vs. Dos Caras at an indy show, what if Antonio Peña & Johnny Legend booked a promotion together, and Vandal talks about TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN! Fun 50 minute show. Taped 2/12/13!
Episode #15 We return with LuchaWorld Podcast Episode #15! Vandal Drummond (a.k.a. Kurt Brown) and Fredo Esparza talk about the latest news in lucha libre. AAA announces new partnership that will lead them into the US. The big weekend of lucha libre with Dos Leyendas, Rey De Reyes and a slew of lucha shows. Dr. Wagner Jr. invited to seminar to talk about safe sex! We also are shocked Rayo de Jalisco was alive. We discuss our favorite trios and Vandal will make everyone jealous when he lets us know that he attended a show where Los Misioneros de la Muerte faced off against Los Villanos! We discuss the wackiness of Trio Fantasia! The awesome Pirata Morgan and the trios he was a part of. Lots of random topics including Fredo’s dislike of CMLL tournaments! A fun show…Taped 3/15/13!
Episode #16! Vandal Drummond and Fredo Esparza look back at CMLL’s Dos Leyendas & AAA’s Rey de Reyes show. Talk about CMLL making a Harlem Shake video (a little late) and how Vandal had never previously heard of it. We also discuss the big CMLL press conference from awhile ago were they announced the Atlantis-Ultimo Guerrero mask match, more tournaments and a big April 7th show at Arena Coliseo. The GREAT Jack Evans on facebook! Ray Mendoza Jr’s show and big time debt. We talk about whether we’ll watch Wrestlemania when we can watch that Arena Coliseo show for free and the CM Punk vs. The Undertaker feud. Our dislike for Seth Rogan. Mascarita Dorada joining WWE. Superluchas magazine hiatus and whether it will return in some format. Lots of talk and sadly more Vandal singing! Fun 90-minute show! Taped 3/29/13!
Episode #17! Join Kurt Brown (a.k.a. Vandal Drummond) and Fredo Esparza as they talk about the latest happenings in the world of lucha libre and Vandal’s trip to the Cauliflower Alley Club convention in Las Vegas. Vandal shares some of his thoughts on his trip to Las Vegas and seeing Diamond Dallas Page, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Art Williams (A future guest on Dan Farren’s California Podcast or as its known California Classic Wrestling Podcast!), and his conversation with Dave Meltzer about possibly going to Mexico to watch this year’s CMLL Anniversary show. Lots of talk about the latest in AAA from L.A. Park leaving the promotion, the Gran Sorpresa show with all its surprises from Blue Demon Jr., Axel & Ricky Marvin, and the big AAA roster split into two brands (Fusion & Evolucion). Hector Garza’s current battle with cancer and some thoughts from Vandal’s own experiences dealing with the disease and meeting others who went thru the battle. Thoughts on CMLL and their tournaments, recent matches and shows and random tidbits. Also talk about the possible end of Lucha Libre USA and where they went wrong. The big lucha indy show in Coliseo Coacalco on May 19th and a lot more…Musical intro by Da Crusher and still more singing from Vandal Drummond!!! Possibly the worst singing to a start podcast ever! Taped 4/26/13!