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]


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, 2015 Always held on or around January 1. Last event held was the IWRG 19th Anniversary Show[2]
El Protector February 15, 2015 Annual tag team tournament that sees a relative newcomer team up with a veteran wrestler. Latest event held was the 2015 El Protector[3]
La Guerra de Familias June 15, 2015 A tournament for wrestling "families", last event held was the Guerra de Familias (2015)
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.[4]
Rebelión de los Juniors March 1, 2014 Event that focuses on second generation wrestlers. Last event held was the 2015 Rebelión de los Juniors[5]
Guerra del Golfo March 15, 2014 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 2015 Guerra del Golfo.[6]
Rey del Ring April 5, 2015 Annual event featuring a 30-man timed Battle Royal elimination match. Last event held was the 2015 Rey del Ring.[7]
Legado Final August 2, 2015 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 2015 Legado Final.[8]
Guerra de Empresas July 8, 2012 IWRG's War of the Promotions, a tournament where teams representing IWRG face teams representing other wrestling promotions. IWRG has announced the 2015 Guerra de Empresas[9]
Festival de las Máscaras May 3, 2015 Previously unmasked wrestlers are allowed to wear their old mask for one special event each year. Last event held was the 2015 Festival de las Máscaras[10]
Gran Cruzada September 6, 2015 Annual tournament, 30-man Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the Rey del Ring Championship. IWRG has announced the 2015 Gran Cruzada show.[9]
Caravan de Campeones October 4, 2015 Event held several times a year, focusing on the various championships that IWRG promotes. IWRG has announced the 2015 Caravan de Campeones show.[9]
Ruleta de la Muerte April 9, 2015 A "Loser advances" tournament with the last match being for the wrestler's mask or hair. Last event held was the 2015 Ruleta de la Muerte
El Castillo del Terror November 1, 2015 Main event is the eponymous Castillo del Terror steel cage match where the loser is unmasked or shaved bald as a result. IWRG has announced the 20115 Castillo del Terror show.[9]
Guerra Revolucionaria November 21, 2011 A 16-man Torneo Cibernetico elimination match.[11]
Prison Fatal August 27, 2014 Latest addition, a steel cage match main event. The most recent event was the August 2014 Prison Fatal.[12]
Arena Naucalpan Anniversary Show December 20, 2015 Celebrates the construction of IWRG's main venue, Arena Naucalpan. IWRG has announced the Arena Naucalpan 38th Anniversary Show.[9]


Active championships[edit]

Championship Current Champion(s) Held since
IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship Hijo de Dos Caras November 1, 2015[13]
IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship Imposible July 7, 2013
IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Championship Veneno March 29, 2015
IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship Los Gringos VIP
(El Hijo del Diablo and Apolo Estrada Jr.)
September 16, 2015[14]
IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship La Dinastía de la Muerte
(Negro Navarro, Trauma I and Trauma II)
August 9, 2015[15]
IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Championship Canis Lupus November 6, 2014
IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship Golden Magic August 23, 2015[16]

Other championships promoted by IWRG[edit]

Championship Current Champion(s) Held since
Distrito Federal Trios Championship Los Terrible Cerebros
(Black Terry, Cerebro Negro and Dr. Cerebro)
June 14, 2015
UWF United States Heavyweight Championship Pirata Morgan February 20, 2011[17]
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[18]
IWRG Intercontinental Women's Championship La Amapola 2005[19]


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 [20]
Gran Cruzada Mosco X-Fly September 6, 2015 [21]
Guerra de Empresas Cibernético and La Parka July 8, 2012 [22]
Torneo de Legado Final Dragón Celestial and El Hijo del Diablo August 2, 2015 [8]
El Protector Metaleon and Negro Navarro February 15, 2015 [3]
Rey del Ring Ricky Cruzz May 4, 2015 Is both an annual tournament and defended like a championship between tournaments.[7]

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.[23]


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  19. ^ SuperLuchas staff (January 3, 2006). "2005 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). issue 140. 
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