Growing up, I watched the Von Erichs, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Sean Michaels the heart break kid, Macho Man Randy Savage and Ric Flair. Back then, there was always a question if it was real or not (NOT); but that didn’t compare to my grandma’s obsession with Lucha Libre. On Saturday nights, she would sit on her pink chair (that no one was allowed to sit on) drink her coke and eat her fritos with no teeth. She would yell at her grandkids to lower their voices because she was watching her Luchas. Her favorite wrestler was El Santo. What are your memories about Lucha Libre or wrestling when growing up? Let’s talk about it?

Mike Escamilla: “Mil mascaras and his movies. Lol”

Juan Hernandez: “Mil Mascaras”

Charles Cervantes: “Jose Latherio, who after retirement worked at Jimenez restaurant on 410 and Blanco.”
Andy Squire: “My memories about it: I’m waiting for it to start tonight, lol. I’ve been to 3 shows. I was at a USO event where the Luke and Butch of the Bushwackers put me in a headlock and licked my forehead.”

Regina Deseri Gonzales: “Hulk Hogan”

Blue Rose Alvarez: “I grew up watching Johnny Valentine and Wahoo McDaniel. It was a big thing for us to go to the Municipal Auditorium, drink soda, and eat hot dogs.”

Belinda Mayen-Aldana:
“ I was a huge fan and went to watch the matches every time they were in town .. I collected all the magazines .. I loved the male wrestlers but loved the women as well .. Beth Phoenix was it for me .. I love weight lifting because of them and worked out hard when I was young ..I still love it and watch it and try to go when they come to town .. now I’m old and trying to get back into shape and get that strength back but I need to put the fork down.”
Sally Schopp Patino: “Anyone remember the Rock n Roll Express? Dusty Rhodes4 Horsemen.”

Leo Gamez: “ Wahoo McDaniel Scot Casey Mr pile driver Kamala Ivan Putskie.”
Ruben Galvan: “ Local favorite Bruiser Brody. But Legion Of Doom, Hawk and Animal were awesome!”