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  1. legace

    French catch

    Interesting, hopefully more info will become available in due time! It would be nice to know exactly who was promoting which matches at a particular time.
  2. I actually noticed that myself, on that same video in the comments someone is claiming the year is wrong and that it's actually from 1971, so I dunno which is the correct year. You're very much welcome!
  3. UPDATE: Several updates actually. I've decided to remove Iraq from the list of countries in the first post, I believe the 3 matches that are known to exist, that I originally thought were from the late 1960s, are more likely from the very early 1970s, therefore they don't actually fit the criteria of this topic. Secondly, I've removed the word "Africa" from next to "Rhodesia" and placed the latter in the "R" section. Lastly, the latest country added to the list in the first post is South Africa.
  4. legace

    French catch

    Okay so am I right in thinking that regardless of which promotion provided the matches, the TV show was always simply known as "Catch"?
  5. legace

    French catch

    Excellent work here mate. Okay, so do we know what years the four promotions ran from and till? I was able to find info on the Fédération Française de Catch Professionnel which said the company ran from 1933-1989 and that it was restarted in 2006, dunno how accurate that is though. Was there only one television slot? Maybe it was like how World Championship Wrestling on TBS was shown, as in WCW was the shows name regardless of whether GCW, WWF or JCP had te contract, or like how World Of Sport/ITV Wrestling was run with the name being the same regardless of whether Joint, ASW or WWF was shown?
  6. Yeah I've been told there was lucha on TV outside of Mexico City, don't know how long it lasted for though. It was shown in Los Angeles in the 1960s also. Still it's heartening to know that some TV from that period does exist.
  7. That's pretty cool, I didn't know that. I still wouldn't count it as a proper match though since it isn't part of a show or anything in the traditional sense.
  8. legace

    Telecatch And Other Brazilian TV Footage?

    Ah nice one! Haven't seen this yet but I've heard about it.
  9. legace

    Telecatch And Other Brazilian TV Footage?

    1959? I thought Telecatch only began in 1965? But is there currently Brazilian TV footage from before the year 1970 being traded? What decade is the Serdan footage from?
  10. UPDATE: The latest country that has known pre-1970 footage is.....Mexico! I've added it to the list in the first post. I've also removed the small list of countries that might have survivng TV footage from before the year 1970 that was towards the bottom of the first post apart from Brazil which I'm still not sure about. Obviously I'd known for a while that lucha footage from before the year 1970 existed, but I wasn't 100% sure or not if there are only clips floating around or actual TV footage, however, last night whilst browsing youtube I came across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyMGlyMgSyQ&fbclid=IwAR3K3vjljnhI4f8QMhxoImZGQJVqqjTgEf99oqtA8aajpxu_yKpRP7vVdMQ It's Rene Guajardo & Espanto Segundo -vs- Black Shadow & Rolando Vera from 1966, it's joined in progress but has the last 7 minutes of the match without interuption and appears to have been taken from a TV show. This is the most complete pre-1970 lucha footage I've ever seen.
  11. legace

    Telecatch And Other Brazilian TV Footage?

    I thought of contacting one of the current Brazilian promotions to see if they could help with the question I've asked but I'm not sure if there's much point. Do you know if there was any other televised Brazilian pro-wrestling before the year 1970 other than Telecatch? I do know Telecatch was the first one and that TV wrestling began in 1965 over there. Are you saying vintage footage may exist, not in the trading community, but maybe in the archives of the Channels it aired on or something along those lines and that opening the vaults would be too much trouble?
  12. legace

    Telecatch And Other Brazilian TV Footage?

    Telecatch first started on Channel 2 TV Excelsior in 1965 as Telecatch Vulcan, it was the beginning of Brazilian TV pro-wrestling. In 1967 it switched from there to Channel 4 TV Globo and became known as Telecatch Montilla. I'm not sure if there was any other Brazilian pro-wrestling on TV at the time or if Telecatch was the only show in town. Now, I know which channels it aired on before the year 1970, but how do I find out if it was archived? Here is one film archive I did find: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinemateca_Brasileira I wonder if there any experts/historians of Brazilian pro-wrestling out there that may already know the answer to my question?
  13. I'm trying to locate pre-1970 TV footage from the old Brazilian pro-wrestling programme called Telecatch, as well as that, any other pre-1970 Brazilian pro-wrestling TV footage that may be known to exist. So far all I've come across is this and a few similar clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge0fnE6uGGw Is there any actual Brazilian pro-wrestling TV footage from before the year 1970 known to exist? Whether it be from Telecatch or in general? Or are clips all there is?
  14. UPDATE: The latest addition to the list in the first post is Argentina.
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