Lucha Libre in East Los

DSC_0406

It’s no secret that I am a HUGE Lucha Libre fan. The sport of the working class folk. The little people that are the salt of the earth and make the world go round. This ballet of high flying, explosive acrobatics is some of the best entertainment on the face of the earth. I’m not talking about that stuff you see on American tv, even though it has its moments. No. Lucha Libre is beyond those theatrics of male soap opera and is an entity all of it’s own. Blue Demon Sr/Jr, El Santo & Hijo del Santo, El Perro Aguallo, Tinieblas, El Rayo de Jalisco, Atlantis, Octagon, Mascara Sagrada, Conan, Super Porki and Mil Mascaras are just some of the legends I grew up on because my father was a luchador in his day. I don’t care what anyone says about Lucha Libre. If you don’t have anything great to say about it then shut your pie hole !!! That goes out to all the mensos that don’t know better when they preach that it’s fake. OF COURSE IT’S FAKE !!!!! I can walk you through a whole match and explain the dynamics of this eloquent dance, but that’s not the point of it all. It’s a show. Entertainment. Escape from a weeks worth of busting your ass at some dead end job, trying to put food, clothes and a roof over your families head. It’s an escape from the realities of life because you don’t know where your next meal may come from. This is where families come to bond and share precious moments as they yell out profanities in Spanish and flip wrestlers off with great gusto. I almost lost my voice yelling my head off at the ref for cheating and helping Los Rudos win and you know what ? It’s all part of the show. The experience. The life style of the lower class. Horse racing may be the sport of kings, but Lucha Libre, that’s the sport of the working class. A class I’m proud to be a part of. All of the pics were taken by the GF who was a trooper and took one for the team because we ended up going to the show spontaneously. She has a great eye right ?For those of you interested in going to the next revancha, here’s the info. See ya there. Arriva los technichos !!!!!

M.F.W. Presents Goodrich Hall Lucha Libre

Every Sunday or every other Sunday at 5-5:30 p.m.

1239 Goodruch Blvd in the city of commerce. Entrance on Olympic and Union Pacific

Free parking. Tixs $7 Adults Kids $3

For more info (323) 812-8749 / (323) 812-8003


11 thoughts on “Lucha Libre in East Los

  1. i was there at the event, it was a blast my son is the the shorty with the dr. wagner mascara red and green with white. n my brother was the big guy with the chucky shirt that got pulled off the wring after famous b dared him to. lol can u please email the pics of my son n my brother i will apreciate it. thanx

  2. Well i agree with ure words. its leaving reality and sumtimes releasing ure anger a the ref, pinche caballito, but its all part of the show rooting for sum rudos like punisher but booing others like the red neck graffiti kid, So to hell with all those people that have a stick up there butts critisizing this sport of working class heroes, and just enjoy it. Arriva los RUDOS!!!!

  3. Neighborhood lucha libre is the best!! Once we heckled so much that they threw one of the luchadores on us!! Good times!

  4. Very nice post ERH!
    The first time I saw lucha libre was in Mexico. I was having a bad time, a little depressed but somehow going to the match lifted my spirits and was one of the most enjoyable things I did while I was there.

    I love how all social conventions are challenged and broken down. A little old abuelita was screaming the worse profanities to the luchador and he was giving them right back, calling her the worse most insulting names. My jaw hit the floor, it was so hilarious! I love how everyone is involved, the audience is not just spectators, they are active participants in the going-on’s of the match. I can’t wait to see luchadores here in Los Angeles.

  5. My Abuelita Cuquita’s boyfriend used to take us to the Lucha Libra at the Olympic Auditorium to watch Mil Mascaras, Killer Kawolski, Kinju Shibuya, Black Gorman and Goliath, Freddie Blassie and several others. Those were the days…we’d also go to Channel 13′s studio broadcast, a much smaller ring, smaller audience but just as fun!

  6. I can’t forget the old days with Dick Lane on KTLA CH 5, watching “Freddie Blassie”, “Man Mountain Mike”, Earl “the Pearl” Maynard, “Kenji Shibuya” etc. etc.. those were the days!!!
    Roller Derby at the Olympic Auditorium was good also!!

  7. is this the lucha by atlantic? i was there a while ago with my son and gf, he had a blast and me and my girl were just amazed with the whole thing, from luchadores to espectadores

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>