Does anybody recall watching this Mexican(Lucha Libre) Chicago Pro Wrestling promotion on tv WCIU 26 on Saturday Afternoons or in person @ the Uptown Theater? Anybody recall who wrestled here? Thanks!! from 1980/1981
I vaguely remember that, found this: "IN the 80's... another Mexican Promotion ran for a short time on Channel 26 Saturday afternoons. Taped at the Uptown Theatre. Blackie (Raul) Guzman, Black Gordman & Goliath were among the wrestlers. Henry Van Loon and Mike Figeroa were the referees in the Illinois Blue and Whites."
I definitly remember Wrestling from The Olympic Auditorium in LA On Channel 26 Mondays 8pm, my dad used to watch it all the time!
I worked at 26 back then your absolutely correct. It was a local version that wasn't very good. I never even realized it was being recorded at the Uptown till one show where they placed a camera behind the ring facing the audience. What made me so sad was that I grew up near the Uptown, it was my childhood theater and watching them use the grand old lady for this sickened me.