Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Feb 2007
Re: Lucha Libre Match/Show Discussion/Reviews
The thing I love about Lucha and old school territory wrestling is how unpretentious it is. Both rely on tradition, excitement and hot crowds. I have a big problem with indie crowds these days as the fans are just so up their asses and shit on everything or try to put themselves over all the time instead of just watching the show. Another part is the wrestling itself. While I do enjoy technical wrestling, I'll take a great brawl or an exciting classic lucha match over a lot of ROH's stuff anymore.
I was looking at an updated list of my favorite matches from all promotions and a trend that ran through the whole list was intensity and excitement. Probably why matches like Chicana/MS1 and El Hijo del Santo/Negro Casas showed up really high. Match that with Stan Hansen possibly being my favorite wrestler and you got one hell of a list.