PWTorch Livecast - The Deep...Dive w/Rich Fann

This week's Deep Dive is a look south of the border, at the lucha style and in particular the complexity of the "exotico" - a role that bends gender, sexuality, and the pre-conceived notions of machismo in Mexico. Joining Rich for this chat is Quentin Moody (qt_moody), Lucha fan and contributor to the "Psychology is Dead" podcast. Quentin discussed how he got into lucha, his favorites growing up, the current scene in Mexico, and what people new to the genre should check out. Quentin and Rich also discuss the dangers of appropriation and misrepresentation in the world of exoticos, the issues of luchadoras not receiving fair opportunities, would WWE sign any of the exoticos, and more.


For more info on the history of Exoticos, please read:



https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/how-the-drag-queen-cassandro-became-a-star-of-mexican-wrestling



https://www.thehairpin.com/2014/12/welcome-to-my-world-el-maximo-exotico/

Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast

Home of Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast audio shows featuring live calls from around the world talking about WWE, TNA, and all pro wrestling.


Wade Keller hosts this show. Keller has published the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter since 1987, over 1,100 issues and counting. He also launched PWTorch.com in 1999 and the PWTorch iPhone App in 2008.



He has conducted the longest career-interviews top wrestlers and promoters have ever done in his famous "Torch Talk" format including Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Mick Foley, Eric Bischoff, Jesse Ventura, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, X-Pac, Goldberg, Paul Heyman, Jim Cornette, Jerry Jarrett, Bill Watts, Lou Thesz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, and many others over the past 20-plus years.



He is regarded as one of the top insiders, top reporters, top analysts, and top interviewers covering pro wrestling full time during the last four decades.



He hosted the "Ultimate Insider DVD" series filmed in L.A. in the 2000s including Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy and Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara as interview subjects.



He brings his experience, expertise, insight, and connections to the PWTorch Livecast every weekday, while interacting with callers and his rotation of co-hosts and special guests.

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