It’s already been a big news day sports fans, what with AAA and Elite unveiling a huge cross promotion show on July 21st earlier today. But don’t sleep on the latest card released by the little engine that could called the International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG). Just a little before AAA and Elite dropped their big news, the Naucalpan based promotion revealed their card for this Sunday and dare I say it might be as good as what AAA and Elite announced. In a huge main event, former AAA star and current Lucha Underground star El Mesias (best known in LU as Mil Muertes) teams with exciting IWRG regulars Emperador Azteca and Impossible to take on Lucha Underground Champion/ace Penta 0M (also known as Pentagon Jr., Pentagon Dark and several other names) and top IWRG tag team Los Traumas (Trauma I and Trauma II).
This is now the second time in two weeks IWRG has been able to snag a huge match featuring huge stars, following a Dragon Lee/Rush vs. Hijo de LA Park/LA Park tag match from two weeks ago that was critically acclaimed. It will be the first appearance for both Penta and Mesias in IWRG since 2013 (Mesias last wrestled in February, Penta in August) and will be a rare encounter between the two outside of the LU. Never the less it should be a great time, both because of Penta and Mesias and because Azteca, Impossible and the Traumas are excellent in their own right.
The good news is this card is worth checking out beyond the main event, whether you’re a longtime IWRG fan or a first time viewer. The semi-main is what many hoped the LA Park-Rush singles match this past Friday would be; a Super Libre, no referee match between death match specialist Ovett and former ECW luchador/Perros del Mal member/longtime Rob Viper hero X-Fly. The two squared off this past Sunday in singles action, with X-Fly cheating to beat Ovett with a weapon and a foul to set up this clash. If nothing else, it should feature a lot of wild brawling and a whole bunch of destruction. Fans of more traditional, high flying lucha libre will be more satisfied with the match below, which sees Aramis defend the the IWRG Reyes del Aire title against Freelance. Both men have had strong 2018’s, with Aramis having several marquee indie matches that have gained notice and both men having strong performances in one off appearances for AAA (though Aramis is scheduled to return on July 29th to team with Bandido and Flamita in trios action). It’s not the most hyped match on the card but it has show stealing potential.
IWRG’s next show will be this Sunday in (as always) Arena Naucalpan, and video from the show will be available as soon as the next day.