International Wrestling Revolution Group
Grupo Internacional Revolución
January 1, 1996
Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico
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 ]
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:
Most recent/Next Date
IWRG Anniversary Show
January 1, 2013 Always held on or around January 1st. Last event held was the
IWRG 16th Anniversary Show [2 ]
January 17, 2013 Annual
tag team tournament that sees a relative newcomer team up with a veteran wrestler. Latest event held was the 2013 . 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, and Exotico wrestlers. Last event held was the 2012 Mini-Estrella . 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 rules where the loser would be either unmasked or shaved bald. Last event held was the 2012 Luchas de Apuestas . 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 ]
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
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
of 2012. Caravan de Campeones
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 ]
November 21, 2011 A 16-man
elimination match. Torneo Cibernetico [12 ]
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 ]
IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
Cien Caras, Jr.
June 21, 2012 [15 ]
IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Championship
El Hijo de Pirata Morgan
May 30, 2013
IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship
Alan Extreme and Veneno
November 28, 2013
IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship
Los Piratas ( Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Jr. and El Hijo de Pirata Morgan)
November 11, 2013
IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Championship
December 5, 2013
IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
Carta Brava, Jr.
May 16, 2013 [16 ]
Other championships promoted by IWRG [ edit ]
Inactive IWRG championships [ edit ]
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 ]
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.
References [ edit ]
^ 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.
^ a b Mejía Eguiluz, Diego (January 2, 2013). "Factor inicia el año como doble campeón". The Gladiatores (in Spanish) . Retrieved January 26, 2013.
^ a b Mejia Eguiluz, Diego (January 18, 2013). "Carta Brava júnior y X-Fly, ganadores del Protector 2013". The Gladiatores (in Spanish) . Retrieved January 24, 2013.
^ Mejía Eguiluz, Diego (March 31, 2013). "Los Capos se llevaron la Guerra de Familias". Reseña (in Spanish). The Gladiatores . Retrieved April 11, 2013.
^ Redaccion (April 1, 2013). "Inicia la Guerra de Familias en Naucalpan". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN . Retrieved April 11, 2013.
^ "Chico Che paga caro haber rapado a Black Terry". The Gladiatores . Retrieved February 6, 2012.
^ Mejia Eguiluz, Diego (March 16, 2012). "Bestia 666, retador oficial del Trauma por el campeonato de jÃºniors; La Familia de Tijuana invade IWRG". the Gladiatores (in Spanish) . Retrieved January 30, 2012.
^ Redaccion (April 16, 2012). "AK-47 perdió la cabellera en Naucalpan". MedioTiempo (in Spanish) . Retrieved January 30, 2013.
^ Reyes Ruiz, Eduardo (May 31, 2012). "Factor, nuevo Rey del Ring 2012.". Estrellas del Ring (in Spanish) . Retrieved January 30, 2013.
^ Redaccion (September 7, 2012). "Bombero Infernal y AK-47 sin cabellera". MedioTiempo (in Spanish) . Retrieved January 27, 2013.
^ Alvin (November 2, 2012). "Oficial Fierro, víctima del Ángel en el Castillo del Terror". the Gladiatores (in Spanish) . Retrieved November 2, 2012.
^ Mr. Reyes (November 21, 2011). "Pantera sigue siendo el Rey en IWRG". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN . Retrieved April 12, 2013.
^ "Factor dejo su masscara en la Prison Fatal". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). December 3, 2012 . Retrieved December 3, 2012.
^ 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 Jamuary 26, 2013.
^ Mexicool, Rey (June 22, 2012). "IWRG (Resultados 21/Jun/12): Cien Caras Jr., nuevo Campeón Completo IWRG – Trauma II vuelve a enfrentar a Shadow Phoenix – Se presenta Heddi Karaoui" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine . Retrieved June 22, 2012.
^ Redacción (May 17, 2013). "Carta Brava Jr. nuevo Campeón Junior de IWRG". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN . Retrieved May 18, 2013.
^ Mejía Eguiluz, Diego (February 20, 2011). "Arena Naucalpan 20 Febrero 2011". The Gladiatores . Retrieved February 22, 2011.
^ Mexicool, Rey (July 2, 2012). "IWRG (Resultados 01/07/12): Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 salva su máscara y se convierte en el nuevo Campeón Junior de Junior’s" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine . Retrieved July 2, 2012.
^ SuperLuchas staff (December 23, 2006). "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana duranted el 2006". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Issue 192 . Retrieved October 16, 2009.
^ SuperLuchas staff (January 3, 2006). "2005 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). issue 140.
^ Mejía Eguiluz, Diego (August 16, 2012). "¡Hijo del Pirata Morgan se impone en la Gran Cruzada!". the Gladiatores (in Spanish) . Retrieved February 6, 2013.
^ "Guerra de Empresas (Resultados 08/Jul/12): AAA triunfa en Naucalpan". superluchas.net (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. July 9, 2012 . Retrieved February 6, 2013.
^ Redacion (June 25, 2012). "Los Piratas, Campeones de Legado". MedioTiempo (in Spanish) . Retrieved February 6, 2013.
^ Mexicool, Rey (September 23, 2012). "¡Factor, nuevo bicampeón de IWRG!" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine . Retrieved September 23, 2012.
External links [ edit ]