Wrestling in Puerto Rico to Start on August 1
WWC, La Liga, and CWA say to be prepared for the return.
The Secretary of Recreation and Sports in Puerto Rico has confirmed the return of pro wrestling on August 1. During the pandemic, wrestling was prohibited because of the safety regulations on the island. Now, after a slow reopening, companies like the Colon’s World Wrestling Council (WWC) and La Liga Wrestling, are ready to reopen.
Before the Pandemic, the main stories in wrestling on the island was the coalition of WWC and its old rival, IWA PR. Historically the main promotions of the island during the early 2000s, WWC and IWA PR have created hype around a war between Savio Vega and Epico & Primo Colon. IWA had at least 1,000 fans in attendance in the first show of this coalition, featuring the historic return of former IWA World Champion, Ray Gonzalez.
Now, WWC needs to start with some challenges ahead. First, they need to select a big arena that can hold at least 1,000 fans. This, because of the new regulations of 6-feet of distance by a person. Moreover, to enter the island, wrestlers need to be tested against Covid-19. Wrestlers like the Colons, Mesias, Apolo, and Angel Fashion, will have a hard time entering the island.
Another company that says that its ready is La Liga Wrestling. Formerly known as WWL, La Liga was the best wrestling promotion of the last three years in Puerto Rico. But, with the new wrestling empire by WWC, they are now demoted to the third spot. They barely had 100 fans in there last show and need to make a splash with their crop of young talent. Although they have arguably the best wrestlers on the island, before the Covid-19 pandemic, they were reshuffling their stories. Their main champion right now is Star Roger and their best wrestler is Mike Mendoza, but other than that, they haven’t done anything meaningful with their current roster.
Finally, a smaller company, CWA, wants to tape some shows in their reopening. CWA for a time, with the Great Depression of WWC, was the second-best company on the island. But now, with any significant wrestler, other than El Cuervo de Puerto Rico, their shows are barely making any progress.
Puerto Rican wrestling could start that first Saturday of August, or in a later time. What’s is key is the new regulations that will make it harder for the promotions to move or have any meaningful income. Moreover, some wrestlers could the news could change if there’s a rise of Covid-19 cases.