Yesterday they International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) returned to action for the first time in weeks, with part one of their Rey del Ring tournament headlining. Unless something changes it appears part two of the event is in serious jeopardy. As first reported by Furia de Titanes, IWRG‘s promoter Marco Moreno‘s wrestling license was suspended today by the Estado de Mexico Lucha Libre Commission. As a result, wrestling shows in Arena Naucalpan, IWRG‘s home base, are now banned until further notice.
According to Juan José Herrera Rodríguez of the commission, these measures were sanctioned after IWRG failed to comply with the provisions issued by the commission by running a show without authorization. With COVID-19 still running rampant in Mexico (and seemingly more so in recent weeks), restrictions overall have been tight, with only essential businesses being able to run. Lucha Libre has not been designated as such, so despite IWRG‘s attempts to carry out necessary safety protocols, the show itself was still run illegally. Though Moreno has been the only one sanctioned, Furia de Titanes‘ report mentions possible sanctions for others involved with the show, which could include the luchadores that participated.
Update: IWRG has acknowledged the suspension on their official Facebook page, stating they will resume running shows when the commission allows them to. You can read the post here.
Lucha Central will keep you updated on this story as it develops this week.
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IWRG Rey del Ring at Arena Naucalpan Day 1 Results (06/14/2020)