The Puerto Rico wrestling business started the week with very sad news. Long
time announcer, commentator and producer Hector Moyano Sr. passed away on
Monday. Moyano Sr. was first introduced to the wrestling fans in the mid 80â€™s
when he started appearing regularly on WWCâ€™s TV show on commentary, doing
interviews and maintaining one of the most successful and awaited TV segments
every year, â€œWWCâ€™s En ruta a Aniversarioâ€¦â€ (WWCâ€™s En Route to Anniversaryâ€¦)
After being with WWC during their most successful years, he stepped aside and
went back to work on his other passion which was producing and promoting radio.
He returned to the wrestling scene a couple of times, most notably when IWA-PR
debuted and recently as a commentator with the new company World Wrestling
League, where he had the opportunity to call some matches with his son, â€œBeboâ€
Moyano Sr. worked hard in every project he took part of and established a great reputation in both the radio and wrestling businesses in the island. On behalf of the entire PWInsider staff, and myself personally, our deepest condolences go out to â€œBeboâ€ Moyano and the entire Moyano family and friends. May he rest in peaceâ€¦ His legacy will be forever remembered.
World Wrestling League (WWL)
WWL has been making news since early this week with several announcements regarding their upcoming â€œWWL: Dream Matches Tourâ€. The first of the announcements that created a lot of buzz was the signing of a legends match putting Terry Funk vs Mil Mascaras. As we have stated when the news broke earlier this week, this appears to be the first ever singles match between these two WWE Hall of Famers. They have been involved in tag team action against each other in the past. This match will take place as part of their scheduled Texas events.
It has been reported that WWL will dedicate their Mexico leg of the tour to the memory of Mexican wrestler Hector Garza Jr, who passed away this week. The first match announced for their Mexico date is a yet another â€œepisodeâ€ of an old but great ECW rivalry that puts none other than Tommy Dreamer vs Sabu. More matches are expected to be announced during their TV show this weekend and as we move closer to the event itself. Other names that have been confirmed for this show are: WWLâ€™s World Champion Monster Pain w/ Mistress Glenda Lee, PWRâ€™s Ladies World Champion Ivelisse Velez, â€œHijo de Dr. Wagner, Dr. Wagner Jr., Los Villanos, Bobby Lashley, Blue Demon Jr. and Mil Mascaras. Expect more names in the coming weeks.
Ticket prices for this Mexico event are:
Ring Side 1st to 5th row: $500 MX
Ring Side 6th to 10th row: $350 MX
General Admission: $200 MX
Bleachers: $100 MX & kids $50 MX
WWL also continues to work on the details for the rest of the tour dates. The dates and cities announced at this point are:
July 7th @ Monterrey, Nuevo LeÃ³n, MÃ©xico
August 2nd @ Eagle Pass, Texas
August 4th @ San Antonio, Texas
October 26th @ Bayamon, PR
Other talent that will be taking part of the different cards in the tour are Carlito, John Morrison, Matt Hardy and â€œExtreme Tigerâ€.
You can watch last weekâ€™s episode of the TV show â€œWWLâ€™s Champions of the Ringâ€ at this link:
WWLâ€™s World Heavyweight champion, Monster Pain w/ Mistress GlendaLee, will also be participating in the event as part of a six man tag team match where he will team with TNAâ€™s Jeff Jarret and Matt Morgan to face â€œPsycho Circusâ€ â€“ Psycho Clown, Monster Clown & Murder Clown. Last week WWL announced that â€œLos Mamitosâ€ will be one of the 5 tag teams that will be competing to become the new AAA-Mexico Tag Team champions during AAAâ€™s biggest event of the year â€œTriple-Maniaâ€. As we talked about in last weekâ€™s column, these appearances are part of the business partnership that WWL and AAA have developed. AAAâ€™s Triple-Mania will take place Saturday June 16th in Ciudad Mexico.
World Wrestling Council (WWC)
WWC has announced that this weekendâ€™s TV shows will be dedicated to the memory of Hector Moyano Sr. Very classy move on their part, as Moyano Sr. was definitely key as a producer during their â€œGoldenâ€ years, back in the mid to late 80â€™s.
The World Wrestling Council had a very busy â€œMemorial Dayâ€ weekend. They had shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All three shows have been said to have drawn good crowds, with the Ponce doing over 700 and CataÃ±o over 900 each in smaller arenas, which is good for a weekend where a lot of people head out to the beach and do other family activities.
We will be able to see the fallout of the shows on this weekendâ€™s TV. Some notes coming out of the weekend:
They had the contract signing for the Carlos Colon Sr. and Invader #1 match scheduled for â€œSummer Madnessâ€ and it ended up with both arguing with each other and going back and forth in a face to face.
Chicano retained his WWC PR Heavyweight title after defeating â€œSuper Fenixâ€ in a boxing match
Ray Gonzalez defeated Chris Angel via DQ after Fenix attacked Chicano (they had been handcuffed as a stipulation for the match), got lose and interfered in the match.
Thunder & Lightning defeated the tag team champions, Andy Levine & Samson Walker to earn another opportunity for the titles at â€œSummer Madnessâ€.
The â€œwarâ€ between Savio Vega/Apolo and Invader/Bronco continues. Savio was left bleeding in the ring at the hands of Bronco and Invader, and they will be facing each other again this weekend.
WWC presents their weekly house show/TV taping on Saturday night (8:30PM) at the â€œPepÃn Cestero Arenaâ€ in BayamÃ³n, PR. Here is the card that has been announced for the show:
WWC Universal Heavyweight Title Match
â€œEl LeÃ³nâ€ Apolo vs â€œThe Academyâ€ Chris Angel w/ BarrabÃ¡s Sr.
â€œMr. Ray-tingsâ€ Ray GonzÃ¡lez vs â€œThe Puertorican Dreamâ€ Invader #1
The Battle Continues
â€œEl Boricua Mayorâ€ Savio Vega vs â€œEl Macho Dominicano de 7 Suelasâ€ Bronco #1
â€œThe Heavy Artilleryâ€ Thunder & Lightning vs. â€œBad Manâ€ Andy Leavine & Samson Walker w/ Orlando â€œPretty Boyâ€ Toledo
â€œEl Ilegalâ€ Chicano vs â€œSÃºper FÃ©nixâ€
Plus 3 more matchesâ€¦
On Sunday evening (5:00PM) they will have a show in Lajas, PR. Scheduled to appear are: Chris Angel, Invader #1, Savio Vega, Bronco #1, Apolo, Ray Gonzalez, Andy Levine, Samson Walker, Chicano, â€œSÃºper FÃ©nixâ€, Abbad and many moreâ€¦
WWCâ€™s next big event, â€œSummer Madnessâ€, is scheduled to take place at the â€œHector Sola Bezares Coliseumâ€ in Caguas, PR on Saturday June 29th at 8:35PM. Tickets are currently on sale via TicketCenter (www.tcpr.com). This event, as well as â€œAniversario 40â€, will be stream via iPPV. It will be available via www.WWCLIVE.com and the price will be $20. The card is starting to more shape with the following matches being announced:
One of the most awaited matches in Puerto Rico
Savio Vega vs Carlito Caribbean Cool
Grudge Match â€“ Legends Battle
â€œEl Acrobata de Puerto Ricoâ€ Carlos Colon Sr. vs â€œThe Puertorican Dreamâ€ Invader #1.
WWC World Tag Team Title Match â€“ Three-Way Match
"The Heavy Artillery" Thunder & Lightning vs Sons of Samoa w/ BarrabÃ¡s Sr. vs â€œBad Manâ€ Andy Leavine & Samson Walker (c) w/ Orlando â€œPretty Boyâ€ Toledo
Special Challenge Match
â€œEl Hombre de los Kilatesâ€ Abbad vs Ken â€œDykstraâ€ Doane
WWC Jr. Heavyweight Title Match â€“ X Match
Zion RT1 vs Steve Joel vs "El Hombre de la Calle" BarrabÃ¡s Jr. vs El Diabolico vs "La Promesa" Jay Velez vs AJ Castillo vs Rikochett
More matches will be announced as we approach the event in the coming weeks.
WWC is scheduled to bring a live event to Kissimmee, FL, at the â€œKissimmee Civic Centerâ€ on Saturday June 15 at 8:30 PM. Tickets for the show are on sale right now. For more ticket information and/or purchase, you can call 407-935-1412.
Puerto Rico Independent Scene
New Borinquen Pro Wrestling (NBPW), developmental territory for the WWL, has made the official announcement regarding their debut event. The event will be at the â€œSanta Isidra Arenaâ€ on Saturday June 29th at 4:00PM in Fajardo, PR. The venue is small, which should provide for a very cool feel to the show. Some of the talents that have already been announced for the show are: â€œJDSâ€-Joe Don Smith, Riddix & Shock, Prince Xander, â€œLos Arcangelesâ€ â€“ Tommy Diablo & Cuervo, Galactico with more names to come in the next few weeks. Also announced to take part of the event are WWL talents such as Erick Scorpion, â€œFaces of Fearâ€ ASH, Man Spectrus and King Voodoo.
The following are some of the independent shows that are scheduled for this weekend, as well as future dates:
Borinquen Sports Promotion (BSP) will present their event â€œREACTION LIVEâ€ on Saturday evening June 1st, in Cayey, PR.
MWE & RWX will hold a joint event on Saturday June 1st at the â€œAVOLI Arenaâ€ in Toa Alta, PR. The event has been titled â€œWrestling Against Cancerâ€. It will be a benefit event and they will be asking for a $2 donation at the entrance.
New Revolution Wrestling (NRW) has announced their next card for Friday June 14th in Mayaguez, PR. Talent confirm to be action that night are: â€œSensationalâ€ Carlitos, Joseph RPM, WWCâ€™s Savio Vega, WWLâ€™s Erick Scorpion, Sinico, Barbie Boy, Ricky Rubio, Johnny Style, â€œLa Morenaâ€, Roxxy, Genesis, Sweet Nancy and many more.
NRW has also announced their next big event, â€œSummer Revolutionâ€, which will be held in Mayaguez, PR on Friday June 28th. Already announced for this event is the return to Puerto Rico of none other than Shane â€œThe Glamour Boyâ€ Sewell.