The Mexican Adonis
Enrique Torres vs Ted Christy, 28 December 1950, Long Beach, California
I'm not swearing off the new-fangled stuff, but I'll admit the thought has once or twice crossed my mind. I find the pre-WWF roughneck wriggling and scuffling too big of a draw, and I do need something reliable now more than ever. I'm sick of the horror-clown show of American media, politics, advertising, and sport, and crave the salty must of authenticity of so-called golden-era wrestling--those were foul and ignorant days, too, make no mistake about it, but the old TV matches have a crusty poetry to them, rough edges and all. This match features Mexican luchador Torres teaching a hard-way lesson in manners to local gringo Christy (with the Shemp Howard haircut).
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