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Re: Lucha Libre Match/Show Discussion/Reviews
Thanks to the Segunda Caida blog, I found this ultra rare bloody chain match from Brazil in the 80s.
This is a chain match from Brazil and is a gritty, violent, blood drenched masterpiece. This has the really great Taxi Driver feel that the best late 70's/early 80's matches have, dark and grimy with two guys trying to murder each other. The match actually begins with some cool leglock based mat wrestling, before devolving into both guys punching and biting each other in open wounds. Aquiles is a really stiff worker and there are points where he is justing tearing Mr. Argentina's leg up with chain shots. He also does a Pirata Morgan level blade job at the end of this match where it looks like parts of his scalp were falling off. By the end they need to be separated by the cops, and it felt like a match that required a police stoppage. Awesome, I need to watch more Brazilian wrestling.
This is a classic match here in Brazil, although wrestling isn't over here like it used to be, every wrestling fan praises this match as one of the stiffest matches of all time.