International Wrestling League

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International Wrestling League
Acronym IWL
Founded August 13, 2010
Style Professional wrestling
Hardcore wrestling
Lucha libre
Shoot
Headquarters Tlalnepantla, Mexico State
Founder(s) Martín Amaro Torres
Octavio Rivero
Owner(s) Martín Amaro Torres
Formerly Independent Wrestling League

International Wrestling League (IWL) is a professional wrestling promotion based in Deportivo Tlalli, in Tlalnepantla, Mexico State.

It was founded as Independent Wrestling League on August 13, 2010 by Martín Amaro, with Octavio Rivero as the head booker. In late 2010 Rivero was replaced by Amaro's niece, Ángeles Rubio, under whom IWL started a working agreement with Perros del Mal Producciones. Rubio would leave the promotion for personal reasons in April 2011. He was followed as the head booker by wrestler Fantasma de la Ópera, who started a working relationship with Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). On May 28, 2011, it was announced that Fantasma de la Ópera would be replaced by Valerie Richter.[1] In a press conference held on June 21, 2011, Richter announced that the company would change its name to International Wrestling League.[2]

IWL was the first Mexican wrestling promotion to broadcast a live Internet pay-per-view.[3] The iPPV was called "The Mad Man Takes Over Mexico!" and was aired on July 3, 2011. American hardcore wrestler Mad Man Pondo was the headliner in this show.

On July 15, 2011, Richter announced that IWL will incorporate a timekeeper, a ringbell and time limit for the matches,[4] something that is common in the U.S. and Japan, but unheard of in Mexico. On January 4, 2012, Richter announced that she had parted ways with IWL due to creative differences.[5]

Chief Executive Officer[edit]

Name Since Until
Octavio Rivero August 13, 2010 November 14, 2010
Ángeles Rubio November 14, 2010 April 4, 2011
Fantasma de la Ópera April 4, 2011 May 28, 2011
Valerie Richter May 28, 2011 January 4, 2012

Championships[edit]

IWL World Heavyweight Championship[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 L.A. Park 1 September 14, 2013 17 Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico Aniversario 3 Park defetaed Dr. Wagner Jr. and El Canek and Justin Credible in a four-way elimination match to become the inaugural champion.[6]
2 Dr. Wagner, Jr. 1 October 1, 2013 444+ Pachuca, Hidalgo This was a five-way match, also involving El Canek, Super Crazy and Villano IV.[7]

IWL International Championship[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Super Crazy 1 September 14, 2013 461+ Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico Aniversario 3 Crazy defeated Flamita and Fresero Jr. and Loco Max and Mike Segura and Ninja de Fuego and Pesadilla and Super Mega and Tony Rivera and Ultimo Gladiador and Zumbi and Zumbido in a Lighttubes Ladders And Chairs 12 Way Match to become the inaugural champion.

IWL International Junior Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Name Years
IWL Internet Championship September 25, 2010 - July 31, 2011
IWL International Junior Heavyweight Championship July 31, 2011 – Present
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Daga 1 September 25, 2010 386 Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico IWL House Show Daga defeated Aeroboy, Black Fire, Eterno, Fantasma de la Ópera, Freelance, Lobo Metálico, Low Rider, Mike Segura, Naruto, Tormento, and Violento Jack in a 12 man Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match to become the inaugural champion.
Vacated October 15, 2011 Tulancingo, Hidalgo Announced on IWL Official's Facebook Daga vacated the title when was defeated by ROH World Champion Davey Richards during a losing streak of several weeks.
2 Mike Segura 1 October 22, 2011 252 Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico IWL Oktoberfest Mike Segura defeated Joe Líder and Low Rider in a three-way match to win the vacant title.
3 Cerebro Negro 1 June 30, 2012 319 Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico Armagedon This was a three-way match, also involving Aeroboy.
4 Astro Latino 1 May 15, 2013 105 San Louis, Potosi, Mexico IWL/XIWG Event
5 Carta Brava, Jr. 1 August 27, 2013 479+ Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico IWL Event Five Way Match also including El Pantera I, Freelance and Mike Segura

IWL International Tag Team Championship[edit]

Name Years
IWL Tag Team Championship November 28, 2010 - October 5, 2011
IWL International Tag Team Championship October 5, 2011 – Present
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Los Perros del Mal
(Bestia 666 and X-Fly)
1 November 28, 2010 311 Cuautitlán Izcalli, State of Mexico IWL House Show Los Perros del Mal defeated Los Traumas (Trauma I and Trauma II) in the final of an eight team tournament to become the inaugural champions.
Vacated October 5, 2011 Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico Announced on IWL Official's Facebook After Bestia 666 and X-Fly had on multiple occasions defended the title without IWL's authorization, the promotion announced that they would no longer recognize the title and would have it replaced by the new IWL International Tag Team Championship.
2 Scorpio, Jr. and Super Crazy 1 October 22, 2011 575 Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico IWL Oktoberfest Scorpio, Jr. & Super Crazy defeated the team of Aero Star & Electroshock to win the vacant title.
Vacated May 2011 Announced on IWL Official's Facebook
3 Ultimo Gladiador and Ultimo Vampiro 1 June 16, 2013 145 Huehuetoca, State of Mexico IWL Oktoberfest Defeated Los Piratas (Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan), Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido and Tony Rivera & Veneno to win the vacant title.
Vacated November 5, 2011 The IWL explained that Ultimo Gladiador its share some days earlier gave back to the title, so declared the title vacant.
4 Dinamic Black & Fresero Jr. 1 November 5, 2013 409+ Hidalgo, State of Mexico Live event Defeated Mascara Jr. & Ultimo Vampiro to win the vacant title.

IWL Trios Championship[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Los Porros
(Angel o Demonio, León Rojo and Obett)
1 November 14, 2010 559 Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico State IWL Barrio Tour 3 Los Porros defeated La Secta Negra (Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera and Radge) in the final of one night "Cuadrangular de Tríos" to become the inaugural champions.
2 Los Psycho Circus
(Monster Clown, Murder Clown and Psycho Clown)
1 May 26, 2012 228 Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico State IWL House Show
3 Los Porros
(Angel o Demonio, León Rojo and Obett)
2 October 3, 2010 90 Huehuetoca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico Four Way match also included Coco Amarillo, Coco Blanco & Cocolores and Infierno Kid, Ojo Diabolico Jr. & Ultimo Vampiro
4 Los Psycho Circus
(Monster Clown, Murder Clown and Psycho Clown)
2 June 8, 2012 10 Atizapan de Zaragoza, Estado de Mexico, Mexico IWL Live event
5 Los Porros
(Angel o Demonio, León Rojo and Obett)
3 June 18, 2013 179
6 Dement Xtreme,Aero Boy and Violento Jack 3 December 14, 2013 Tampico, Tamulipas, Mexico

IWL Internet Championship[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Ninja de Fuego 1 June 30, 2012 294 Tlalnepantla, Estado de Mexico, Mexico Armagedon Defeated Arkanos and Carrona and Centinela and Freeyser and Impulso and Infierno Kid Jr. and Terror to become the inaugural champion.
2 Perico 1 April 20, 2013 608+ Atizapan de Zaragoza, Estado de Mexico, Mexico IWL Live event

IWL Lightweight Championship[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 The Medic's III 1 June 18, 2010 549+ Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico IWL Live event Defeated Atomic Star, Corcel Infernal, Pequeno Demonio, Shadow, Super Colt sowie Templario in a Seven Way Elimination Match to become the inaugural champion.

Tournaments[edit]

Name Wrestler Date
Hardcore Rumble Angel o Demonio September 17, 2011
Copa Santa Cecilia Acatitlán Low Rider November 27, 2010
Copa Aérea Rodeo Santa Fe Freelance October 22, 2011

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