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#381 El Boricua

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:07 AM

So Episode 11 of my podcast is going to be all about WWC.  Anyone want to make suggestions for what to include in a one hour WWC compilation from the 80's?   I've got it down to about 3.5 hours of stuff, but that's a bit much.  Sadly none of us are fluent enough in Spanish for promos.

 

I definitely want to get as much talent as possible and not just a Carlos Colon comp.   Thanks in advance.

 

Sure, I'll try to narrow some stuff down. Do you have 1-3 matches you definitely want to include? I may suggest some complementary stuff based on that (so as not to go too gimmick match heavy if you already have some that are definites).



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:27 AM

I have nothing planned yet.  I'd like Carlos Colon vs. Stan Hansen, either cage or bullrope match



#383 El Boricua

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:30 AM

I have nothing planned yet.  I'd like Carlos Colon vs. Stan Hansen, either cage or bullrope match


Sent you some suggestions, let me know if you need any more.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

Today Javier Rodriguez uploaded a bunch of stuff to Youtube. 

 

Including how the rivalry between Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody vs Carlos Colon & Abdullah the Butcher began. 

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube....bed/owrmKzLhwJ0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

Bruiser Brody vs Jorge Clemente TV match

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube....bed/lQq6WxJXTVY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

And Stan Hansen vs Huracan Castillo Jr

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube....bed/2t-Vh2sB1Y8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

We're having a discussion about it on the History of Puerto Rico Facebook page. 

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube....bed/2t-Vh2sB1Y8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 06:12 PM

Dave talking about Brody's death the other day reminded me of how there's so many questions that never got (or never will be) answered about it, like why did Jose do it? The only thing that ever gets mentioned was that Brody was often a pain in the ass to do business with but he was always like that, so it's not like it's something to suddenly murder over. Plus Dave mentioned they were often travel buddies up to a few days before the murder. That's some cold shit when you think about it. 

 

How much did Carlos Colon know? Again it seems that the consensus is that Jose was the only one who knew what was going to happen beforehand, but the company went into full coverup mode immediately. I can see giving him a pass for the show that night with the whole "the show must go on" mentality, but it sure seemed like they already decided how things would play out.

 

Was it even worth it? All the covering up, and it ended up killing the business anyway. Not only was it a black eye to the fans, they couldn't pull the level of talent they had before so everything dropped. It's not like 90s AWA levels, but it's kind of sad watching the weekly WWC show in a half filled gym when this is the same promotion that used to draw big crowds to baseball stadiums. 



#386 El Boricua

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:59 PM

Today Javier Rodriguez uploaded a bunch of stuff to Youtube. 

 

Including how the rivalry between Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody vs Carlos Colon & Abdullah the Butcher began. 

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube....bed/owrmKzLhwJ0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

Bruiser Brody vs Jorge Clemente TV match

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube....bed/lQq6WxJXTVY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

And Stan Hansen vs Huracan Castillo Jr

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube....bed/2t-Vh2sB1Y8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

We're having a discussion about it on the History of Puerto Rico Facebook page. 

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube....bed/2t-Vh2sB1Y8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

It has been like Christmas seeing this footage pop up. Any new unearthed footage is such a treat. These videos are from August of 84, Hugo mentions on commentary on how he has recently returned from a tour of Japan. A quick check shows he was in Japan through July 31st. Excited to see what else turns up from any decade of Puerto Rico wrestling.



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:18 AM

Meltzer wrote this in the latest Observer

"To show how bad things are in Puerto Rico, WWC has still not run a show since the island was crippled by the hurricane. CWA has run two shows since the hurricane and WWL is talking about coming back in February or March. The hurricane basically destroyed a wrestling industry that had been having regular shows for about 45 years"

Just a very sad story. Of course, the state of the wrestling industry is secondary to the impact on society. Hope long time conributor El Boricua is doing well in spite of the disaster

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 02:44 AM

Edit: Upon further review, not here.  

 

This thread is a treasure trove and a place I can see hours of my life being thrown into.  Happily, I might add. :)



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:08 AM

Been quietly working on this for a month or so now (well quietly on this board, if you follow me on twitter you've probably seen me tweet about it) and can now announce that I've taken on the task of converting and organizing the 100 disc WWC set that's been out there for years. I've currently converted and put dates on the last 40 discs of the set and have uploaded the 1990 footage to my youtube channel www.youtube.com/c/ArmstrongAlley. There is a playlist there with all the 1990 stuff in order and I'm currently uploading all the 1991 stuff I've gotten so far as private videos and will make them public as soon as I get the listings & playlist finished. Then I'll go back and tackle the first 60 discs of the set where dates are going to be a little harder to come up with.



#390 khawk20

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:47 AM

That's a helluva project. Good work.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:09 AM

Yeah, great work. This set is insane and messy as hell, so it's a task to organize this stuff. Thanks for making it available like this.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:45 PM

Holy shit Goc. Way to continue doing the Lord's work here. THANK YOU!

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 12:08 AM

I'm pretty sure you have become my hero. :)



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:22 PM

We're gonna have a blast watching this!



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:00 AM

1991 playlist is here: https://www.youtube....ePv_TTVH6VpKYEW



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Posted 31 March 2018 - 01:13 PM

So it looks like WWC is back? They seem to be running shows again and they announced they are bringing back their TV title as well.



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Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:45 PM

WWC started back earlier this month. The interesting thing is they weren't the first promotion that started back on the Island after the Hurricane. CWA started back in January.






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