In the midst of sleep deprivation and rebooking flights, Rob and I talked about Sunday night’s Chairo 5 show. We go thru the whole card and the experience of being at the show. It’s bit of a rush and just about the last thing I did in Mexico before heading to the airport, but hopefully it’s still listenable.
Myself, Rob, and Alfredo of LuchaMania & Riot had nothing to do late last night in Tijuana, so we did what any normal people would do: sit around in Wings and record a podcast. I’d like to apologize for everything, including not bothering to find a quiet place and not cutting off the podcast more times. I hope it’s audible, but it may be no great loss if it’s not. This is theoretically about The Crash show Saturday night in Tijuana, but it goes in strange and random directions. I’m pretty sure I named all the women in NXT at one point and I’m not entirely sure why, it’s that kind of show. Podcast is 2 hours, we run out of steam after about 80 minutes, but then stuff Rob and Alfredo may say late may get them in trouble later. (I assume I’m already in trouble for putting this up.)
On this edition of the podcast, Rob and I talk somewhat drowsily about the 09/23 CMLL show, with Matt Taven & Reyes del Aire. Rob didn’t achieve his dream of being close enough to catch the dives, but was close enough to get the beer spilled on him. This is a quick one, around 30 minutes.
On a quick, 40 minute edition of a podcast, Rob and I talked about Sunday’s IWRG show (or what we could remember of it) and Tuesday’s fun Arena Mexico show. I managed to make to the end of the show without falling asleep, which was a slight achievement.
For this afternoon’s podcast, we visited AAA’s offices to talk with AAA’s digital director Oscar Manuel (@manrayk). We chatted about social media, TripleMania, the big matches for Heroes Inmortales, Dr. Wagner Jr. versus Psycho Clown, some news on classic AAA footage, and Lucha Underground. Also, it turns into a video game conversation at once point. The podcast is about an hour long.
The show got picked up for another season, so we’re back in Mexico. This podcast was recorded late Saturday night, talking about the CaraLucha show on Friday and the Arena Coliseo show Saturday. It’s about a 50 minute show.
Rob and I discuss the TripleMania lineup, the possibilities for the Anniversary show, and some thoughts on the end of Lucha Underground 2. I try to determine if there’s anyone Rob would less like to see main event TripleMania than Pagano. We both try to come up with something, anything for the Anniversary show that’s not La Mascara and I speculate in circles for a while. It’s about 90 minutes.
Rob and I went to the AAW show last night in Merrionette Park, with Aerostar vs AR Fox and Drago vs Chris Hero. We talk about that entire show and our experience there, Mascara Dorada in the Cruiserweight Classic, AAA’s upcoming cards, Elite’s weird international tournament, CMLL’s weird international tournament and other things I scarcely remember now. It went about an hour.
We taped this in my car at around 3AM; my car turned itself off at one point which caused the phone to stop recording for a moment. You didn’t miss much. My phone records audio much better than it conserves battery, so that’s nice. I was occasionally distracted by all the suspicious looking activity in a parking lot way early, so it may not be the most coherent podcast we’ve done but I think it’s still fine. Thanks to everyone who said hi at the show, and thanks to Yelp for finding us decent 24 hour diner.
We talk about the Lucha World Cup, recent AAA in general, Pierroth/Mascara and the lack of anything else going on in CMLL, and some talk about lucha libre guys in the US.
We ended up going 109 minutes with no particular plan, so it’s even more all over the place then usual. I’m pretty sure we’re not negative at some point during the show. And the name Rob couldn’t remember is Ricardo Messa – that’ll be useful late in the podcast.