Given I missed two matches trying to find parking and most of another waiting in line for popcorn (at that point, the only thing I’d eaten that day was peanut M&Ms, so it was a necessary sacrifice), the lucha show last night at Congress was really fun. The SWAT/Mascarita vs Mini Charly Manson/Guerrerito del Futuro was okay, but really the LA Park/Tinieblas vs Dr. Wagner/Elektro match was awesome and totally worth the ticket alone. Heck, ChicagoPD could’ve given me a ticket for illegally parking in a permit area and it would’ve been worth that ticket too. Awesome. Park and Wagner stole the show (really, they could’ve put in any two other guys instead of their AAA partners; the ref was a bigger highlight than them); Wagner was the rudo so the crowd did boo him, and it worked out great that way.
I’ll skip the full show report and leave that to, you know, someone who actually saw the whole show. Unless they were doing some sort of guerilla film making and hiding the cameras, I don’t believe this show was taped. Too bad.
I think I settled on a 1750 attendance. That’s pretty good for a show with a minimal amount of posters, maybe a show on a low power (and not on cable) TV show, mostly getting the word out mouth to mouth (maybe they did Spanish language radio ads? They’ve done them in the past but there were no signs for a station at the show.) It could’ve been higher than that, but I feel pretty safe
I think I’m Mistico and Santo away from seeing everyone currently in Mexican lucha I really really want to see. What’s the list? Rey, Ultimo, Wagner, Park, Shocker, Porky, Felino, Virus, both Misteriosos, Nicho – plus more guys I didn’t mind seeing like Demon, Pierroth, Hijo de Pierroth, Super Parka, Rey Mysterio Sr., Mil Mascaras and Universo. I keep thinking I’ve seen Negro but I can’t remember when – maybe I need to see him again to be sure.
Next show was announced as 11/27, with Halloween, Damian, Blue Demon, Mascara Sagrada, Villano III, and Super Porky. My schedule for the couple weeks around that date is up in the air, but I hope I get to go.