Victor Jovica

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Victor Jovica is a Croatian-born professional wrestler and promoter. Along with Carlos Colón, he is the co-founder and promoter of Capitol Sports Promotions, now known as the World Wrestling Council (WWC), which, since the 1970s, has been the dominant promotion on the island of Puerto Rico.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

In 1974, Jovica, with Carlos Colón and Victor Quinones, founded Capitol Sports Promotions (later renamed World Wrestling Council).[1]

In December 1976, Jovica and tag team partner Hercules Ayala won the NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Puerto Rico/WWC version) from Higo Hamaguchi and Gordon Nelson.[2] They held it for 21 days before losing it to The Medics.[2] In November 1977, he won the title for a second time, this time with Carlos Colón.[2] They won the title from The Samoans and held it for one month before losing it to The Hollywood Blonds (Jack Evans and Larry Sharpe).[2]

Jovica defeated Ric Flair on February 8, 1983 in Couva, Trinidad for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The decision, however, was reversed three days later because Jovica's feet were on the rope during the pin, and subsequently the reign went unrecognized by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meltzer, Dave and Bret Hart (2004). Wrestling Observer Tributes II: Remembering More of the World's Greatest Professional Wrestlers. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 116–117. ISBN 1-58261-817-8. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.