Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: On the Rocks with a Bitch and a Bottle
Re: Official Indy DVD Help Thread
So, I decided that I should give some Lucha Libre that isn't Rey Jr. or Psychosis a try (I still have a bunch of El Dandy DVDs somewhere) today, and figured I'd start with Eddy "Probably the Best Wrestler Ever" Guerrero. And his brothers.
Eddie Guerrero, El Dandy & Javier Cruz v Jerry Estrada, Ary Romero & Rick Patterson; EMLL (10/8/89)
This is 2 out of 3 falls, and turns out to be really good. Eddie's probably my favourite rudo/heel ever, but he's the spunky babyface in this and takes a fairly nasty beating when he's in there. Plenty of great Lucha sequences, and there's one spot where El Dandy hits the ropes, charges at Eddie who backdrops his partner over the top rope, and Dandy hits a sweet as FUCK plancha on Estrada. He hangs onto the rope with one hand and seems to be in the air forever before crushing Estrada. The third fall is really, really good, and there's a nasty electric chair drop on Cruz which kills him dead and gives the rudos the win. It's interesting seeing Eddie already hitting the best dropkick in wrestling despite being in the business as a pro for about 5 months. ***1/4
A lot of this early Eddie Guerrero stuff is basically him finding his feet with the big boys, but it's clear that the guy's destined to be an awesome pro-wrestler. His AAA is brilliant from what I've seen, but I've never seen a lot of his WWA, WIN & EMLL stuff before, so it's cool to see him right at the start of his career.
I'll probably pimp a bunch of this stuff over the next few weeks.