Wednesday, 29 June 2016

NWA Classics 24/7 #13

Hector Guerrero v Jose Lothario (Houston Wrestling, 5/25/84)

Who knew that what I needed to drag me out of a wrestling slump was to watch Hector Guerrero and Jose Lothario punch each other in the face for seven minutes? This is basically a set up for the eventual Texas Death Match - which turned out to be one of my absolute favourite matches of the 80s - and it's a total balls to the wall sprint that ends with neither guy being satisfied about the result. As always, Hector was a blast in this. He maybe gave Jose a little TOO much, but all of his awesome stooging and bumping around did make for some well deserved comeuppance for the early mugging, and the crowd ate up every second of it. Plus how can I not get behind Lothario throwing his amazing punches? Hector also seemed to get more desperate to turn the tide as the match went on, and it leads to him bailing outside and throwing a chair in the ring, which Lothario catches and bashes over Hector's head as he's getting back in the ring. In true "rules of the squared circle can't contain our hurricane of hatred" fashion both guys agree to grab the ref' and punch him across the ring so he'll stop interfering in the serious business at hand - which is both guys punching each other across the ring.