Originally Posted by Spartanlax
Someone show me some good lucha matches, because every time I try to watch stuff (about five times a year) the match is ONLY arm-drags and dives. It's not like I'm anti-lucha to be cool, I'm anti-lucha because the shit I've seen has not resembled anything entertaining at all.
Some of these are on Youtube, but Negro Casas Vs. El Hijo del Santo Vs. El Dandy in 1996 is quite a great match, as is Blue Panther Vs. Ultimo Dragon in '92. In 2000, there was a very good series of matches b/w Blue Panther and El Hijo del Santo, and in 91, Blue Panther was also involved in a good match with Atlantis, who is another unsung hero of lucha libre. Almost anything involving Blue Panther, Atlantis, Negro Casas, and the terribly underrated El Dandy is sure to be better than average. Also, a lot of AAA material from '93-'95 was decent to great shit.
I believe you're looking at lucha libre in an ignorant light. You could say the same thing for North American wrestling (primarily NWA) during the 80s, and you can very well say Puro is nothing more than a martial arts ripoff. Watching it with an open mind will no doubt lead you to like it. I like all styles of wrestling (save for hardcore, but I don't really consider it a style), and I find something entertaining in everything.