But not 50% of Brock Lesnar. That’s still like 2000% beast. I’m pretty sure that dude could kill me by blinking.
I remember being really confused the first time I watched lucha libre and somebody got DQ’d for tearing his opponent’s mask off. It was the CMLL show that used to air on the Fight Network in Canada, where the commentary was done by British guys and all of the matches were several years old. Actually MOST of lucha libre was confusing the first time I watched it. “Why doesn’t the pin end the match? Why are those guys just standing there waiting to get jumped on? Why did he start running the ropes because he was gently nudged at them? Who’s blowing that airhorn and how can I have him killed?” It’s really only in the last year or so that I’ve been able to get a grasp on lucha, which has been good timing, because I got to watch a LOT of excellent Barbaro Cavernario matches. Oh, and that whole Ultimo Guerrero vs. Atlantis mask match thing. That was preeeeetty good.
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Next Week: Los ending de los matchos. I, uh, I don’t speak Spanish. Regardless, read it now on Patreon!