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Does anyone here actively watch Lucha?

During my search for great hidden gems in wrestling, I've been digging deep into lucha and have come back with some of the best matches that I've ever seen. I'm eagerly awaiting for the Best of the 90s Lucha Set from IVP Videos.

Since my interest in the U.S. indy promotions and puro this year has really gone down because of lack of quality and my near refusal to watch anything from TNA and some WWE, lucha has been my last refuge.

Thankfully there are blogs out there that exclusively cover lucha on a regular basis and put up links for matches and shows. This one is probably the best one that I've found:
http://segundacaida.blogspot.com/
 

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I watched this year's Triplemania and I have to say it was an awesome show. That's all the Lucha Libre I watched this year.
 

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I watched this year's Triplemania and I have to say it was an awesome show. That's all the Lucha Libre I watched this year.
I haven't seen that yet. I've heard good and bad things about L.A. Park vs. La Parka. But hearing how the atmosphere and everything going into it, makes me want to track it down.
 

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Everybody knows am a lucha junkie. The Cubs Fan have the best lucha site.

There so many matches you can choose from.

Triplemania, was a good show. La Parka vs. La Park is my match of the year, I love the atmosphere and hate between the two. Not about respect, it's about hate. No shaking the hands or none of that bs.

Ignore Lucha Libre USA if you want to talk real lucha libre. Lucha Libre USA is ok at times but it's nothing like wrestling in Mexico.
 

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Everybody knows am a lucha junkie. The Cubs Fan have the best lucha site.

There so many matches you can choose from.

Triplemania, was a good show. La Parka vs. La Park is my match of the year, I love the atmosphere and hate between the two. Not about respect, it's about hate. No shaking the hands or none of that bs.

Ignore Lucha Libre USA if you want to talk real lucha libre. Lucha Libre USA is ok at times but it's nothing like wrestling in Mexico.
Do you know anywhere where I can watch the match? No one here uploads any lucha. I saw something on Youtube but it was incomplete and some used a camera to tape to the TV screen which is horrible.

I haven't heard anything good about Lucha Libre USA.
 

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I found one page where the match is uploaded with the aftermath, but if you don't speak spanish you won't understand anything. If you want and it's not considered spam I can post the vids here or PM ya...
 

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I found the links to TripleMania. Can't wait to watch it tonight.

Need to catch up on CMLL and IWRG.

TripleMania was probably the funnest show I've seen all year. Miles better than WrestleMania. Even the less than great matches were fun except for the tag title match as that was too slow and unorganized in my opinion. The main event is a legit MOTYC. What great heat and drama in that one.

I now think IWRG will get promotion of the year from me.
 

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I was watching 2010 VDE part 1 today and Aerostar hit some amazing spots that has to be seen to believe. I actually enjoy Silver King vs. Vampiro vs. Wagner.

IWRG and AAA relationship has been great this year. Imagine if TNA and ROH did shows together.
 

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I love AAA. CMLL just doesn't excite me. AAA is more like an american organization plus they have some of my favorite wrestlers there. The only person I kinda like is Mistico but after a while he gets repetitive.
 

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You missing out on La Sombra and Dorada in CMLL. They with Jushin Lyger,Rey Bucanero,and Mistico is the only guys worth going out your way to see in CMLL. Can't wait for the 14 man cage match on the 3rd.
 

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I just received the Top 20 Lucha Libre Matches of the 90s DVD from IVP today for my birthday and I'm loving every bit of it.

El Felino vs. Ciclon Ramirez [CMLL 5/23/93]
Great match with fantastic mat work and then later on even greater high spots. The tope from Ramirez into the crowd was mark out worthy. I don't understand the ending of the match as I don't know the storyline between Felino and Negro Casas but it was all good either way.

Rey Mysterio Jr./Super Calo/Winners vs. Psicosis/Heavy Metal/Picudo [AAA 1/29/93]
This is a spectacular match even with the nutty finish although I'm more forgiving to a match that has a bad finish but it awesome in the rest. Psicosis is a bumping machine. All the rudos were amazing in this. I also marked for Heavy Metal's Testament shirt.
 

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You missing out on La Sombra and Dorada in CMLL. They with Jushin Lyger,Rey Bucanero,and Mistico is the only guys worth going out your way to see in CMLL. Can't wait for the 14 man cage match on the 3rd.
they're cool 2 but last time i watched cmll there was a few other guys who had basically the same style as any of the three men. it gets repetitive.
 

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16-Man Cibernetico Match [CMLL 11/26/99]
If this wasn't so clipped, this would have probably been an amazing match. But what was there, it was a lot of fun. The last couple eliminations were great too such as Ultimo Guerrero doing a top rope inverted suplex to Tarzan Boy and then the spring between Guerrero and Santo.
 

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I watch Lucha all the time i love Lucha mask warriors its a great show its on MTV 2 check your local listings its very face spaced and the storylines are awesome.
 

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I watch Lucha all the time i love Lucha mask warriors its a great show its on MTV 2 check your local listings its very face spaced and the storylines are awesome.
I prefer the real thing.

Mr. Niebla vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. [CMLL 9/3/97]
I really liked this one. You could just feel the hate between these two and it really helped as they threw everything but the kitchen sink at each other in terms of maneuvers but it didn't feel like overkill or moves for the sake of moves.
 

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Mr. Niebla vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. [CMLL 9/3/97]
I really liked this one. You could just feel the hate between these two and it really helped as they threw everything but the kitchen sink at each other in terms of maneuvers but it didn't feel like overkill or moves for the sake of moves.
I totally forgot about that match, I have to re-watch it one day.
 

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Electro Shock vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. [AAA - 6/6/10 TripleMania]
I was excited for this match as it was finally one of the main events and especially after a terrible mid card. My excitement soon turned into disappointment as this was a very sluggish and sloppy match. There were so many dead spots to this match that it felt twice as long. It almost seemed like neither man really gave a shit out there in the ring and just hastily threw together a match.

L.A. Park vs. La Parka [AAA - 6/6/10 TripleMania]
Now we're talking! Fantastic match with tons of heat, hate and great brawling. It's great to see La Parka continue being a great bumper. Although the finish isn't amazing, it still doesn't take away from the greatness of what transpired before. Chair shots and table spots galore and given a lot of time.
 

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The segunda caida blog in the original post is one of the best wrestling blogs on the net, btw.

IWRG has by far been my favourite promotion this year, and Black Terry Jr's handheld footage is awesome since you actually get to hear the crowd. There's never been any point where I think AAA was all that good, and current day CMLL does nothing for me, either. The only current lucha I can be bothered with is the indy stuff like IWRG and spot shows in scummy ghetto arenas with Navarro and pals. Black Terry is also the best in the world right now. Shameless plug, but I've talked about a bunch of 2010 IWRG in my own blog (link's in my sig), too.

Check out some 1990 and 1997 CMLL. Two of the best years any promotion has ever had. 1990 El Dandy is particularly outstanding. Dude doesn't get much praise at all on here but he's legit a top 5 ever guy for me.
 

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Black Terry/Negro Navarro/Dr. Cerebro vs. Solar I/Zatura/Suicida [IWRG - 1/28/10]
Wow! This was phenomenal! Some of the best lucha mat wrestling that I've seen in quite some time. The Solar/Navarro and Terry/Zatura parts are amazing as everything they do builds off each other in each fall and some really nifty submission work. Cerebro/Suicida do some great acrobatic work in there too to bring in a different flavor to the match. This is a definite runner as a MOTYC. It's too bad no one here except for a couple of us even know and talk about this promotion and these luchadores (or lucha libre in general). This is also not for the casual wrestling fan but for the serious wrestling fan.

Suicida/Zatura vs. Traumas [IWRG - 1/14]
Holy heated lucha tag match Batman! Trauma II is one stiff bastard as he takes out Suicida and just grinds him to dust in the first caida. That reverse figure four was really nifty as well. The second caida was especially fun as it breaks down into a brawl on the outside but unfortunately it was too short. By the third caida, they were doing some really great traditional lucha flying with some ground work with a fun double pin/restart of the match until we got a winner. I'm having so much fun watching these matches. This promotion is continuing to surprise the hell out of me just like the weekly free WWE TV is on occasion.
 
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