by Daniel Johnson
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Here are the facts about WARs Youtube channel:
Number of videos: 396
Frequency new videos are added: The channel was launched five years ago, but don’t let that fool you. Recently, WAR has really stepped up with the amount of videos uploaded to it’s channel. In the last year alone there have been a whopping 143 videos added.
Frequency full shows are added: Full episodes of WAR Superestrellas del Ring appear on the channel split up into parts. Lately, a new episode has been added every few days, but the last episode before that was two months ago and before that a year ago.
Total views of the most popular video: 137,107
WAR based in Ecuador formed in 2007 and has had heavy involvement from former WWE Spanish language commentator Hugo Savinovich. Perhaps it is then not too surprising that a variety of well known international stars appear on the channel including Sabu, Carlito and Ultimo Dragon. In particular WAR promotes Sabu more like a God than a wrestler. Sabu even carries gold in the company to this very day as the holder of the WAR World Extreme Championship. Outside of big international stars WAR features local talent and outrageous gimmicks. For example, Little Schmidt is a German villain who wears a gas mask and in case you need it spelled out anymore for you his Adolf Hitler salutes should do the trick. What, some people still don’t get it? Well, in case you’ve never heard of World War II, Schmidt is portraying a Nazi, look it up! Also, along the outrageous lines one of the first videos ever uploaded to the channel was of WAR diva, Malena stroking her pussy. Yes, I don’t see too many mainstream American promotions doing that. Speaking of mainstream even by American wrestling standards WAR has excellent production quality for an independent promotion with clips featuring clear picture, commentary, graphics and even instant replay. WAR may be comparable to a higher quality independent promotion in the United States, but it is pretty much a national promotion in Ecuador and WAR Superestrellas del Ring has aired regularly on television in the country.
A recommended clip:
Juventud Guerrera vs. Little Schmidt vs. Falcon
This match is for Little Schmidt’s WAR World Cruiserweight Championship. As for the challengers, Falcon is a local Ecuadorian worked, but the debuting Juventud Guerrera is a veteran of WWE, WCW and ECW, which of course gets mentioned in the clip.
Guerrera comes out in a mask to spice up his entrance, but takes it off. It’s a good thing WAR has more sense than to pretend a man who famously lost his mask in a nationally televised company in the largest wrestling market in the world never was unmasked. In that way WAR has one over on WWE.
To start this action off right Guerrera and Falcon assault Schmidt and only end up fighting each other when they are arguing over who gets to beat up the Nazi. This is the dynamic of the match as Guerrera and Falcon only target each other when Schmidt is out of the picture such as when they toss him out of the ring only for Juventud to suddenly super kick Falcon. Schmidt still gets in some offense and low blows Juvi then forces Falcon to do a Nazi salute. The action spills outside and Juventud gets one last chance to shine in the match with a plancha over the top rope onto his two opponents. Falcon gets the last laugh though because after his version of the best moonsault ever Schmidt is toast.
Categories: Smooth Runs