I added 1986 lucha libre lineups, mostly from the cities Torreon and Gomez Palacio, to the luchadb database over the last week. They’re integrated the different pages of this site, and they’re also just available here. I am really just copying this text and changing the date.
This is a slow continuing project to mine the El Siglo de Torreon archive for lucha lineups and results. Of note this time, the text descriptions of cards disappear during the year – they’re gone pretty much from April ’86 to April ’87. I thought I screwed up my notes some how and deleted 12 months of content, but went back and double checked and couldn’t find any. There’s plenty of posters still, so I would guess the job of writing the very PR-like previews was simply empty for a while.
There are couple national articles that come thru. Angel Blanco’s fatal accident, which also ended Dr. Wagner Sr.’s career, happens this year. It’s underrated how amazing it was for UWA to not really suffer from losing those two and Solitario in a short time – it’s how loaded they were with stars at that point. There’s also an article about Fray Tormenta, the type that pops up ever 15 months even now.
The schedule is generally the same: Arena Olimpico Laguan on Thursdays, Auditorio and Palacio de Los Deportes most Sundays. UWA/LLI wrestlers are seen more often than EMLL ones, women are around a bit more often, and there’s no great continuity over championships. Pantera del Ring (Ephesto) & Megatron I disappear for most of the second half of the year. They’re around for just one match in October, where it’s mentioned they’ve been in wrestling in Mexico City. I don’t think we have any 1986 Pantera del Ring EMLL appearances, but I suspect we might find them if we had full Naucalpan lineups – or maybe there’s another gimmick we’re missing? And I have no idea who Megatron I ended up being.