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.
Has anyone seen WWC (World Wrestling Council) on WAPA America? It's on Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon. From the little I've seen of it, I can't bring myself to like it. It's worse than AAA on Galavision.
Black Terry's been all kinds of incredible this year.
Just watched Mistico vs. Volador Jr. from February 5th and it was great. Rudo Mistico is quite something to behold and a red hot crowd. Not too much action in the first 2 falls as it's just Mistico playing a chickenshit heel and ripping Volador's mask off and taunting the crowd. Mistico also does something in the 2nd fall that I could see Eddie Guerrero doing. The 3rd fall is pretty fun as they get into the match and pulled off some good arm drags and such. A fun match that really helps with a rudo teasing the hell out of the crowd and doing some really low things and Valador putting on a very good performance.
Blue Panther/El Valiente/El Metro vs. Averno/Mephisto/Virus [CMLL 2/6/10]
A borderline high end match. Just when you thought that Blue Panther was going to be stale, he pulls out a great performance. His exchanges with Averno is great stuff. The match also got quite a bit of time. Too bad Valiente and Virus did not get too much time in the first fall and if they extended it a couple minutes longer, it would be something really amazing. Valiente does hit a spectacular double jump moonsault into the front row in the third fall. This may rank pretty high up as far as best lucha matches of the year.