International Wrestling League

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International Wrestling League
AcronymIWL
FoundedAugust 13, 2010
StyleProfessional wrestling
Hardcore wrestling
Lucha libre
Shoot
HeadquartersTlalnepantla, Mexico State
Founder(s)Martín Amaro Torres
Octavio Rivero
Owner(s)Martín Amaro Torres
FormerlyIndependent 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 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]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 L.A. Park September 14, 2013 Aniversario 3 Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico 1 17 Park defetaed Dr. Wagner Jr., El Canek and Justin Credible in a four-way elimination match to become the inaugural champion.[6]
2 Dr. Wagner Jr. October 1, 2013 IWL show Pachuca, Hidalgo 1 2,093+ This was a five-way match, also involving El Canek, Super Crazy and Villano IV.[7]

IWL International Championship[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Super Crazy September 14, 2013 Aniversario 3 Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico 1 2,110+ Crazy defeated Flamita, Fresero Jr., Loco Max, Mike Segura, Ninja de Fuego, Pesadilla, Super Mega, Tony Rivera, Ultimo Gladiador, Zumbi and Zumbido in a Lighttubes Ladders And Chairs 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
Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Daga September 25, 2010 IWL Show Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico 1 386 Daga defeated Aeroboy, Black Fire, Eterno, Fantasma de la Ópera, Freelance, Lobo Metálico, Low Rider, Mike Segura, Naruto, Tormento, and Violento Jack in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match to become the inaugural champion.
Vacated October 15, 2011 Daga vacated the title when was defeated by ROH World Champion Davey Richards during a losing streak of several weeks.
2 Mike Segura October 22, 2011 N/A Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico 1 252 Defeated Joe Líder and Low Rider in a three-way match to win the vacant title.
3 Cerebro Negro June 30, 2012 IWL Armagedon Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico 1 319 This was a three-way match, also involving Aeroboy.
4 Astro Latino May 15, 2013 IWL/XIWG Event San Louis Potosi, San Louis Potosi 1 105
5 Carta Brava, Jr. August 27, 2013 IWL show Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico 1 2,128+ Five-Way Match that also included 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
Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Los Perros del Mal
(Bestia 666 and X-Fly)
November 28, 2010 IWL Show Cuautitlán Izcalli, State of Mexico 1 311 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 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 October 22, 2011 IWL Oktoberfest Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico 1 557 Scorpio, Jr. and Super Crazy defeated the team of Aero Star and Electroshock to win the vacant title.
Vacated May 2011 Announced on IWL Official's Facebook
3 Ultimo Gladiador and Ultimo Vampiro June 16, 2013 IWL Oktoberfest Huehuetoca, State of Mexico 1 145 Defeated Los Piratas (El Hijo de Pirata Morgan and Pirata Morgan), Scorpio Jr. and Zumbido and Tony Rivera and Veneno to win the vacant championship.
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 and Fresero Jr. November 5, 2013 IWL show Hidalgo, State of Mexico 1 2,058+ Defeated Mascara Jr. and Último Vampiro to win the vacant title.

IWL Trios Championship[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Los Porros
(Angel o Demonio, León Rojo and Obett)
November 14, 2010 IWL Barrio Tour 3 Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico State 1 559 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)
May 26, 2012 IWL Show Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico State 1 228
3 Los Porros
(Angel o Demonio, León Rojo and Obett)
October 3, 2010 IWL show Huehuetoca, State of Mexico 2 90 Four Way match also included Coco Amarillo, Coco Blanco and Cocolores and Infierno Kid, Ojo Diabolico Jr. and Ultimo Vampiro
4 Los Psycho Circus
(Monster Clown, Murder Clown and Psycho Clown)
June 8, 2012 IWL Show Atizapan de Zaragoza, State of Mexico 2 10
5 Los Porros
(Angel o Demonio, León Rojo and Obett)
June 18, 2013 N/A N/A 3 179
6 Dement Xtreme, Aero Boy and Violento Jack December 14, 2013 IWL show Tampico, Tamulipas 1 2019+

IWL Internet Championship[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Ninja de Fuego June 30, 2012 IWL Armagedon Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico 1 294 Defeated Arkanos and Carrona and Centinela and Freeyser and Impulso and Infierno Kid Jr. and Terror to become the inaugural champion.
2 Perico April 20, 2013 IWL show Atizapan de Zaragoza, State of Mexico 1 2,257+

IWL Lightweight Championship[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 The Medic's III June 18, 2010 IWL show Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico 1 2,198+ Defeated Atomic Star, Corcel Infernal, Pequeno Demonio, Shadow, Super Colt and 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

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://superluchas.net/2011/06/14/la-proxima-semana-la-iwl-dara-a-conocer-grandes-noticias/
  2. ^ http://miluchalibre.com/2011/06/iwl-se-transforma/
  3. ^ http://superluchas.net/2011/06/21/iwl-estrena-nueva-cuenta-de-facebook/
  4. ^ http://www.facebook.com/notes/valerie-richter/nuevas-reglas-para-iwl/122619197830207
  5. ^ "Valerie Ritcher renuncia a la presidencia de IWL". Medio Tiempo. 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  6. ^ http://estrellasdelring.blogspot.mx/2013/09/en-los-3-anos-de-vida-de-la-iwl-la-park.html
  7. ^ http://estrellasdelring.blogspot.mx/2013/10/dr-wagner-jr-nuevo-campeon-de-iwl.html

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