30 in 30 Reborn: Lucha Xtreme Wrestling Entertainment’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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The full Lucha Xtreme Wrestling Entertainment’s (LX) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about LX’s YouTube channel:

Number of videos: 41

Frequency new videos are added: The frequency varies a good deal as there have been as many as seven videos added in a month’s time and other months where not a single video is added.

Frequency full shows are added: There are three full Lucha Xtreme episodes from season 2 and season 3 of the promotion’s television series. These were all added about a year ago one right after the other.

Total views of the most popular video: 1,365

LX is an American promotion based in Fresno, California. As the name probably makes it clear to you this promotion showcases lucha libre over more traditional American wrestling. Actually, the way some of the matches play out they look very much like a regular American wrestling match. I guess, the same thing can be said about how current AAA and CMLL are booked, but I digress. At any rate the channel features full matches and a full show called simply Lucha Xtreme. LX pimps out it’s paid online service LX TV nearly as much as the WWE promotes the WWE Network. Heck, even during the full matches the clip will cut to a commercial for LX TV and let you know that for just $4.99 you have access to all of their content. That being said with a paid service setup, you just know LX’s best stuff isn’t on a free YouTube channel. Still, what is there is pretty fun. Matches are shot with multiple cameras and have good production quality, which is further supported by commentary in English. Some of the more prominently featured talent includes Kratos, Wiseguy and Jeff Cobb. Also, another cool thing about LX is that they use the old school WWF style vignettes to introduce new stars. This introduction allows for an early impression as well as some character development.

A recommended clip:

Al Azar vs. Wiseguy

This match is for the LX United States Championship held by Wiseguy. The match starts off slowly and respectfully, but that’s not what the fans want and they even boo a handshake between Al Azar and Wiseguy. Well, I guess good sportsmanship isn’t big in Fresno. At any rate the two feel each other out, hit some suplexes and then there is a commercial break for LX TV.

Luckily this match picks up exactly where it left off before the commercial, but unluckily for Azar, Wiseguy soon plants his neck across the ropes in a stun gun fashion. The commentator refers to this as a clothesline for some reason.Wiseguy can’t keep control of this one and after Azar charges, the masked man hits the champion with a neckbreaker. Wiseguy comes back and hits a Rocker dropper on Azar from the top rope. Azar must have figured, “I’m the one with the mask on. I should be doing the high flying!” As such Azar goes up top and connects with a shoulder block….and by connects I mean he hits the referee. Each man gets a three count while the referee is down. I guess in the long term this could add some interest to the title’s division since each man would have some claim to the strap.

Neither man gets a clear victory as it is because heel Brian Tannen runs in and starts laying the smack down on both men. Top face Kratos doesn’t take kindly to this, charges the ring and gives Tannen what for!



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