International Wrestling Revolution Group

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International Wrestling Revolution Group
Grupo Internacional Revolución
Acronym IWRG
Founded January 1, 1996
Style Lucha libre
Headquarters Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico
Founder(s) Adolfo Moreno
Owner(s) Marco Moreno
Alfredo Moreno

International Wrestling Revolution Group (Grupo Internacional Revolución in Spanish) is a Lucha Libre promotion based in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico. Founded in 1996 by Adolfo Moreno and since Moreno's death in late 2007 has been controlled by his sons Alfredo and Marco Moreno. IWRG has its own championships but like a lot of Mexican promotions recognize champions from other promotions, occasionally allowing them to defend those titles on IWRG shows. In recent times the company has tried to become a competitor to both Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion (AAA), acquiring a national television deal with TV Azteca and using a number of talent that have left CMLL or AAA to bolster their ranks and profile. IWRG's home base is Arena Naucalpan where the majority of their shows are held, though they have regularly promoted shows at other venues such as Arena Emiliano Zapata, Arena Xochimilco and Arena Neza.

Working with other promotions[edit]

IWRG often works together with other wrestling promotions, booking their wrestlers on IWRG shows and sending IWRG wrestlers to work for the other promotions. They also co-promote events, recognizing non-IWRG championships and at times even allow them to be defended on IWRG shows.

Último Dragón Gym/Toryumon Mexico

IWRG was affiliated with Último Dragón and Toryumon Mexico (Ultimo Dragon Gym) from the time of IWRG's creation until 2001. The early Toryumon Mexico shows were co-promoted by IWRG and Último Dragón in Naucalpan and students regularly worked on IWRG s shows. CIMA, SUWA, Yasushi Kanda, Susumu Mochizuki and Magnum Tokyo have all held IWRG championships through the working relationship.

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre

IWRG developed a talent agreement with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in the early 2000s, which allowed them to use CMLL talent regularly, as well as being used by CMLL as a sort of developmental territory for young wrestlers. The two promotions had a falling out in late 2007, over IWRG booking El Hijo del Santo on their shows, in disregard of CMLL having stated that did not want any of their associates to use Hijo del Santo on their shows.

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración

During a show on April 29, 2010 Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) wrestler Silver King showed up for the show, allegedly to promote a movie, to signal the beginning of IWRG and AAA working together for the first time.[1]

Roster[edit]

Major shows[edit]

Each year IWRG promotes a number of signature events, some shown on television and others only for the people in attendance. The major shows, shown in order of when they happen during the year, include:

Event Most recent/Next Date Notes
IWRG Anniversary Show January 1, 2013 Always held on or around January 1. Last event held was the IWRG 16th Anniversary Show[2]
El Protector February 2, 2014 Annual tag team tournament that sees a relative newcomer team up with a veteran wrestler. Latest event held was the 2014 El Protector.[3]
IWRG La Guerra de Familias March 31, 2013 A tournament for wrestling "families".[4][5]
Guerra de Sexos February 5, 2012 IWRG's "Battle of the Sexes", main evented by a steel cage match that includes both male, female, Exotico and Mini-Estrella wrestlers. Last event held was the 2012 Guerra de Sexos.[6]
Rebelión de los Juniors March 15, 2012 Event that focuses on second generation wrestlers. Last event held was the 2012 Rebelión de los Juniors[7]
Guerra del Golfo April 15, 2012 The losers of two multi-man steel cage matches face off in the main event steel cage match under Luchas de Apuestas rules where the loser would be either unmasked or shaved bald. Last event held was the 2012 Guerra del Golfo.[8]
Rey del Ring May 31, 2012 Annual event featuring a 30-man timed Battle Royal elimination match. Last event held was the 2012 Rey del Ring.[9]
Legado Final June 24, 2012 Main event is the Torneo de Legado Final involving tag teams made up of fathers and sons, or other family members teaming together. Last event held was the 2012 Legado Final.
Guerra de Empresas July 8, 2012 IWRG's War of the Promotions, a tournament where teams representing IWRG face teams representing other wrestling promotions. Last event held was the 2012 Guerra de Empresas
Festival de las Máscaras August 2, 2012 Previously unmasked wrestlers are allowed to wear their old mask for one special event each year. Last event held was the 2012 Festival de las Máscaras
Gran Cruzada August 5, 2012 Annual tournament, 30-man Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the Rey del Ring Championship. Last event held was the 2012 Gran Cruzada.
Caravan de Campeones August 12, 2012 Event held several times a year, focusing on the various championships that IWRG promotes, last event held was the second Caravan de Campeones of 2012.
Ruleta de la Muerte September 6, 2012 A "Loser advances" tournament with the last match being for the wrestler's mask or hair. Last event held was the 2012 Ruleta de la Muerte.[10]
El Castillo del Terror November 1, 2012 main event is the eponymous Castillo del Terror steel cage match where the loser is unmasked or shaved bald as a result. Last event held was the 2012 Castillo del Terror.[11]
Guerra Revolucionaria November 21, 2011 A 16-man Torneo Cibernetico elimination match.[12]
Prison Fatal December 2, 2012 Latest addition, a steel cage match main event. First event held was the 2012 Prison Fatal.[13]
Arena Naucalpan Anniversary Show December 20, 2012 Celebrates the construction of IWRG's main venue, Arena Naucalpan. Last event held was the Arena Naucalpan 35th Anniversary Show.[14]

Championships[edit]

Active championships[edit]

Championship Current Champion(s) Held since
IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship El Hijo de Dos Caras July 20, 2014[15]
IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship Imposible July 7, 2013
IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Championship El Hijo de Pirata Morgan May 30, 2013
IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship Los Oficiales (Oficial AK-47 and Oficial 911) June 15, 2014[16]
IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship Los Piratas (Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Jr. and El Hijo de Pirata Morgan) November 11, 2013
IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Championship Golden Magic December 5, 2013
IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship Super Nova March 16, 2014[17]

Other championships promoted by IWRG[edit]

Championship Current Champion(s) Held since
Distrito Federal Trios Championship Los Gringos VIP
(Apolo Estrada, Jr., Avisman and El Hijo del Diablo)
September 8, 2013
UWF United States Heavyweight Championship Pirata Morgan February 20, 2011[18]
WWS World Welterweight Championship Hijo del Diablo October 22, 2014
Rock y Lucha Championship Heavy Metal December 25, 2013

Inactive IWRG championships[edit]

Championship: Last champion(s): Date won:
IWRG Intercontinental Super Welterweight Championship Místico November 19, 2006[19]
IWRG Intercontinental Women's Championship La Amapola 2005[20]

Tournaments[edit]

IWRG conducts several annual tournaments which usually signify a big push. Some tournaments have been left off the schedule some years for unexplained reasons, others have been held several times in a year

Active tournaments[edit]

Tournament Last winner Last held Notes
Copa Higher Power Gimnasio Konkreto January 1, 2013 [2]
Gran Cruzada Hijo de Pirata Morgan August 5, 2012 [21]
Guerra de Empresas Cibernético and La Parka July 8, 2012 [22]
Torneo de Legado Final Los Piratas (Hijo de Pirata Morgan and Pirata Morgan) June 24, 2012 [23]
El Protector Carta Brava, Jr. and X-Fly January 17, 2013 [24]
Rey del Ring El Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 May 4, 2014 Is both an annual tournament and defended like a championship between tournaments.[25]

Past tournaments[edit]

These are tournaments that have been held in the past by IWRG but have not been promoted in the last two years.

Tournament Last winner Last held Notes
Proyeccion a Nuevas Promesas Comando Negro and Scorpio, Jr. January 13, 2011 Replaced with the El Protector tournament in 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivera, Manuel (April 30, 2010). "Resultados IWRG (29 abril 2010): ¡Silver King aparece en Naucalpan y promete una invasión AAA! ¡Los Gringos, nuevos Campeones de Tríos del Estado de México!" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Mejía Eguiluz, Diego (January 2, 2013). "Factor inicia el año como doble campeón". The Gladiatores (in Spanish). Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Lázaro Rodríguez, José (February 3, 2014). "Súper Nova y Electro Boy, ganadores del Protector 2014". The Gladiatores (in Spanish). Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Mejía Eguiluz, Diego (March 31, 2013). "Los Capos se llevaron la Guerra de Familias". Reseña (in Spanish). The Gladiatores. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Redaccion (April 1, 2013). "Inicia la Guerra de Familias en Naucalpan". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chico Che paga caro haber rapado a Black Terry". The Gladiatores. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Mejia Eguiluz, Diego (March 16, 2012). "Bestia 666, retador oficial del Trauma por el campeonato de júniors; La Familia de Tijuana invade IWRG". the Gladiatores (in Spanish). Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ Redaccion (April 16, 2012). "AK-47 perdió la cabellera en Naucalpan". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Reyes Ruiz, Eduardo (May 31, 2012). "Factor, nuevo Rey del Ring 2012.". Estrellas del Ring (in Spanish). Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ Redaccion (September 7, 2012). "Bombero Infernal y AK-47 sin cabellera". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ Alvin (November 2, 2012). "Oficial Fierro, víctima del Ángel en el Castillo del Terror". the Gladiatores (in Spanish). Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  12. ^ Mr. Reyes (November 21, 2011). "Pantera sigue siendo el Rey en IWRG". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Factor dejo su masscara en la Prison Fatal". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). December 3, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ Reyes Ruiz, Eduardo (December 20, 2012). "La lucha del Fin del Mundo fue para el Dr. Wagner Jr e Hijo". Estrellas del Ring (in Spanish). Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ Reyes Ruiz, Eduardo (July 21, 2014). "El Hijo de Dos Caras ¡¡ Nuevo Campeón de Peso Completo de la IWRG !!". Estrellas del Ring (in Spanish). Blogger. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ Lizárraga, Alfonso (June 16, 2014). "L.A. Park, Mascara Sagrada y Demon Clown acaban con Dr. Wagner.". The Gladiatores (in Spanish). Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Tony Rivera obtiene su cabellera 57; AK-47, la víctima". The Gladiatores (in Spanish). March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  18. ^ Mejía Eguiluz, Diego (February 20, 2011). "Arena Naucalpan 20 Febrero 2011". The Gladiatores. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  19. ^ SuperLuchas staff (December 23, 2006). "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana duranted el 2006". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Issue 192. Retrieved October 16, 2009. 
  20. ^ SuperLuchas staff (January 3, 2006). "2005 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). issue 140. 
  21. ^ Mejía Eguiluz, Diego (August 16, 2012). "¡Hijo del Pirata Morgan se impone en la Gran Cruzada!". the Gladiatores (in Spanish). Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Guerra de Empresas (Resultados 08/Jul/12): AAA triunfa en Naucalpan". superluchas.net (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. July 9, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  23. ^ Redacion (June 25, 2012). "Los Piratas, Campeones de Legado". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  24. ^ Mejia Eguiluz, Diego (January 18, 2013). "Carta Brava júnior y X-Fly, ganadores del Protector 2013". The Gladiatores (in Spanish). Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  25. ^ Mexicool, Rey (September 23, 2012). "¡Factor, nuevo bicampeón de IWRG!" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 

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