Lucha Clippings from So. Cal 1994

Here is a write up for the year of 1993 from La Opinion in the January 17th edition, talking about the three big companies (CMLL, AAA, UWA), the top stars, the passing of Oro, and so much more

Here is the flyer to the February 12th, 1994 show in Carson, CA. This was the one and only TV tapings for a new company called “Mexican Wrestling USA”, featuring a ton of top CMLL names on it. I was here live and remember this being a really good show

Here’s the flyer for the February 19th show in Carson. I don’t remember being here live, but it had Mocho Cota, Dandy, Blue Demon Jr., and much more.

Here’s a flyer for a show in Carson on February 26th. I remember being here live because I was such a huge fan of Emilio Charles Jr, and it was my first time seeing Great Goliath live

Flyer for the show on March 4th in Compton (and also results from the week before). The big name for the 3/4 show was Ultrataro (I believe a big name from Tijuana)

Flyer for the Compton show on March 11th. The main was Lover Boy vs Piloto Suicida for the WWA Welterweight title. If my memory serves me right, Lover Boy won by DQ because Piloto used a closed fist. I remember this being a rare time that Karl Lauer attended a Compton show as well

Flyers and clippings for the March 12th show at the LA Sports Arena for AAA. Main was a cage match with Jake Roberts against Konnan. Interesting note was to see Chris Candido’s name listed originally on the show

Here’s the clipping for the Compton show that took place on March 18th. Main seems to be another Piloto Suicida vs Lover Boy match, and the semi is a mask vs mask match with El Final vs Tornado Negro II.

Here’s the clipping for the March 25th show in Compton. Main seems to be Los Toritos I and II and Triton taking on Capitan Oro, Super Boy, and Tornado Negro II.

Clippings from the All Nations Center show (either this is their first show of the year or they weren’t advertising in the paper until now) for March 27th

Here’s the flyer for the April 3rd show in Compton, with Rey Misterio Sr in the main event. He teamed with Piloto Suicida and Chamaco Rebelde, opponents not listed.

Here are two clippings for the April 8th, 1994 show in Compton. The main event was Rey Misterio Sr taking on Crazy Boy

Here’s the clipping for the April 17th show in Compton. Main event was a mask vs hair match with Verdugo II vs Leopardo Negro

Here’s the clipping for the event in Compton for April 22nd. Main event featured the return of Super Astro to the L.A. market, teaming with Jalisco and Mercurio against Lover Boy, Capitan Oro, and Principe Indu

Here are the clippings to the April 29th show in Compton, with a main event for the WWA Welterweight title, between champion Lover Boy, and challenger, Super Astro

Here is the June 10th show in Compton, with the debut of Acero Dorado. Main was Jalisco, Benny Carranza, and Triton against Lover Boy, Al Murrieta, and Ultratumba.

Here is a show that took place in San Bernardino (I’m assuming Great Goliath was the promoter) that took place on June 11th. Main was a mask vs mask match with El Astro vs Flammer

Here’s the flyer for the July 1st show in Compton, with a tag tournment during the entire show

Here’s all the clippings for the AAA show at the LA Sports Arena on August 6th, 1994. Main was Espectrito vs Mascarita Sagrada in a mask vs mask match, along with a Konnan and Perro Aguayo against Vampiro (who was with CMLL at the time) and Jake Roberts match. If I recall, Vamp and Konnan never locked up during the match

I need to research this place a little more, but here’s a flyer for a building called “Arena Coliseo” that is in the city of Compton on 66th St. Looks like Falcon de Oro was the big star of the night.

Here’s the clipping for the August 26th show in Compton, with Mano Negra and Super Astro as the headliners

Here’s the clipping for the September 9th show in Compton, with a main event of Kayam, Enigma de Oro, and Lover Boy taking on Mercurio, Jalisco, and Principe Joel

Here’s the clippings for the September 16th show in Compton. Main was Jalisco, Piloto Suicida, Cosmos and Mercurio taking on Lover Boy, Enigma de Oro, Kayam, and Principe Joel.

Here’s the clippings to the September 23rd show in Compton. Main event was Gran Coloso, Piloto Suicida, and Mercurio taking on Venom, Enigma de Oro, and Kayam

Here’s the show in Compton on September 25th (I guess there was two in the same week) with a main event of Great Goliath against Kiss

Here’s the clipping for the show in Compton on September 30th. Main was the exoticos of Rose Salvaje and La Colorina against El Torito Sr. and Benny Carranza.

Here’s the clipping for the Compton show on October 7th. Main event was Super Boy, Rosa Salvaje, and La Colorina taking on Piloto Suicida, Mercurio, and Gran Coloso

Here’s the clipping to the October 14th show in Compton. Main event was Rey Misterio Sr, Piloto Suicida, and Mercurio against Super Boy, Turako, and Crazy Boy

Here’s a show at Huntington Park Casino on October 16th, and damn do I wish I attended. Main was Los Brazos vs Los Mercenarios (extremely huge feud in Los Angeles and Mexico), and also Rey Misterio Sr vs Bobby Bradley was the semi. One of the opening matches (and this was confirmed) was Sam Houston and Charlie Norris against Jalisco I and Pistol Pete. Talk about WAR six man like!

Here’s the clipping to a WCW show at the Anaheim Convention Center on October 16th. Main was Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan (I didn’t attend due to Huntington Park Casino having Rey Misterio Sr vs Bobby Bradley the same night)

Here’s the Lucha show in Compton onĀ  October 21st. Main was Piloto Suicida, Jalisco, and Jungla taking on Lover Boy, Despredator, and Crazy Boy

Here is the show in Compton (NOT Salon Zacatecano) that took place on October 23rd. Main was a mask vs title match between The Kiss against Verdugo I

Here are the clippings to the show in Compton on November 4th. Main was a WWA Welterweight title match between Lover Boy against Piloto Suicida, and the semi was a mask vs hair match between Wonderful Wayne (Wayne Bradley) against Tercera Dimension

Here’s the clipping for the show in Compton (not at Salon Zacatecano) on November 6th (running head to head against When Worlds Collide) with a main event of Kiss and Karisma against Los Verdugos de Guatemala

Here’s a handful of clippings and flyers to the “When Worlds Collide/Cuando Los Mundos Chocan” show on November 6th. This was one of the most successful shows in history, as WCW helped AAA show the event on PPV. Main was a cage match between Konnan vs Perro Aguayo. One of the undercard matches, to this date, is still the best live match I’ve ever seen, with El Hijo del Santo and Octagon against Love Machine and Eddie Guerrero in a double mask vs double hair match

Here’s the show in Compton on November 11th. Main was new WWA Welterweight champion, Piloto Suicida, Piloto Nuclear, and Jalisco against Capitan Oro, Super Boy, and Dr. Muerte

Here’s the show in Compton on November 18th, with a main event of Mercurio, Jalisco, and Gran Coloso against Dr. Muerte, Super Boy, and Capitan Oro

Here’s the clipping to the Compton (not at Salon Zacatecano) on November 20th. Main event is Great Goliath, Pistol Pete, and Verdugo I against Kiss, Karisma, and Bronx Bomber

Here’s the clipping for the November 25th show in Compton, with a main event of Rey Misterio Jr (debut in Compton) along with his uncle, Rey Misterio, teaming with Jalisco to take on Lover Boy, Principe Joel, and Psicosis!

Here’s the clipping for the November 27th show in Compton (NOT Salon Zacatecano) with a main event of Santo de Oro (NO IDEA who this is) and Carlos Mata against Pistol Pete and Verdugo I