One of the rather neato by-products of being a lucha libre fan in the US is you get to see a lot of 70s and 80s legends making special appearances north of the border. In 2004 I was lucky enough … Continued
Took these at one of the first Lucha VaVOOM shows, years and years ago now. Normally, the souvenir hood vendors set up on blankets outside the arenas, or primitive carts that can be moved on a moment’s notice. For VaVOOM’s … Continued
We’ve just made Christa Faust‘s HOODTOWN available as an eBook for the Amazon Kindle (and the Kindle app for PCs, phones, iPad and other tablets). Buy it now here, or search ‘Hoodtown’ via your Kindle store app. ONLY $2.99! Read … Continued
I’m quite happy with my collection of lucha-inspired fotonovella, having scored Golden Age Santo, Agentine Blue Demon, a bunch of Neutrons, etc. However, the Jose G. Cruz Black Shadow series still evades me. Anyone wanting to sell or trade, drop … Continued
We’ve been collecting lucha stuff since 1994, and the old HQ is bursting at the seams. The “FPU Swapmeet” section will be our online flea market, littered with one-off items for sale or goods in tiny quantities not in our … Continued
Japanese toy company Marusan specializes in creating retro-styled toys of characters that never would have been produced for kid’s lines back in the day. So you see a lot of modern horror movies, obscure TV properties and yes, Mexican wrestling … Continued
Awesome publicity still from La Sombra Vengadora. The three serials/movies were the big break for Fernando Oses, and the costume served as inspiration for latter ring star Rayo de Jalisco.
Publicity images from 60s lucha mags. If you subscribed to our old printed newsletter (FPU-Cito) in the 90s you may recognize these… The photographers for Mexican wrestling mags would often take their subjects to the roof of whatever building they … Continued