A while back Negrin did a radio interview in which he was
asked why he had chosen to run events in Mexico and not repeat in PR. He
responded that the fans in PR did not support the first effort last year the way
he expected and in Mexico he was able to get the support from the fanbase
because they knew the kind of product he was presenting. He also did state that
he would not run PR again or at least in the foreseeable future. In an interview
this week Negrin stated that he is giving it a second chance because the fans
have asked him to do so and being a businessman he knows that the customer is
In my opinion, this type of rant seems quite childish, least to say very unprofessional. I was very surprised and disappointed when I learned about the situation. Why you might ask? Well, even though I have no relationship whatsoever with Mr. Rodriguez, nor WWC, I still held him in high regards as a very savvy marketing and business person. Unfortunately, the fact that they are starting to get some competition and all of the sudden he reacts this way makes him look weak, not to say that it makes him and the company he represents seem desperate. Competition is not a bad thing. It normally raises the other’s game and provides an opportunity to get more creative and find ways to outdo one’s competitor. In this case, it seems that Mr. Rodriguez is trying to mark his territory and, with what very much looks like a personal attack, he tries to undermine Negrin’s efforts to bring another alternative to the wrestling fans in PR. We will have to wait and see where all this leads too.
If at any point Mr. JR Rodriguez wishes to make any comments, he is more than welcomed to use this forum.
World Wrestling League (WWL)
Pedro Figueroa, from LuchaLibreOnline, did an interview this past week with WWL’s president Richard Negrin talking about the first show they did last year in the island, success in Mexico, the infamous radio interview in which Negrin stated that he would not bring another show to PR and why he has retracted, what to expect on this second showing and much more. The following is the link to the interview: http://youtu.be/LyFWcz-9Enw. As a disclaimer, the interview is in Spanish.
WWL is bringing back their version of ‘La Silla Caliente’ interview segment (The Hot Seat). They are promoting the segment as being ‘controversial’. You cannot get any more controversial than Dennis Rivera as one of the first guests. And according to the teaser, the second guest, Thunder, will probably not fall short on being controversial either. Here are a both teasers for the debut of the segment during this weekend’s TV episode:
Thunder Teaser - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZtlTAz2f14&feature=youtu.be
Dennis Rivera Teaser - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEeWpktoajg
On another note, it seems that the much awaited match between the two Puerto
Rican Goddesses, Ivelisse Velez and Rosa Negra (Black Rose), may not happen
after all. Ivelisse has recently been associated to the new AAA project for the
“El Rey” Network, which is scheduled to begin filming in a couple of weeks. One
the film dates, October 18th, is the same date for the WWL event INSURRECTION,
which is where they were scheduled to face off. Due to this situation, it would
appear as the match could be off the card, unless the two sides can come to an
agreement. This is definitely a match that a lot of fans in the island were
waiting to see. We will look for more details and will bring them to you as soon
as we get them.
WWL INSURRECTION is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 18 at the Puerto Rican wrestling’s Cathedral, the “Pepín Cestero Arena” in Bayamón. Tickets for the event are on sale now by accesing www.prticket.com. You can also find tickets at “Gran Discoteca” located in the following Sears stores: San Patricio Plaza, Plaza Carolina, Plaza Las Américas, Santa Rosa Mall, Las Catalinas Mall, Plaza del Caribe and Mayagüez Mall, or by calling (787) 303-0334. The following is the link for tickets sales for WWL Insurrection: http://venta.prticket.com/ordertickets.asp?p=1008&backurl=default.asp
The card for ‘WWL Insurrection’ continues to take shape. The following are
the matches that have been announced at this point:
Extreme Rules Match – ECW Originals – WWL’s Extreme Championship Match
Balls Mahoney vs Sabu
High Flying Action
‘Sensacional’ Carlitos vs ‘Mr. 450’
Tag Team Challenge
‘La Mina de Oro’ Dennis Rivera & Mr. Big vs ‘Los Dioses del Olimpo’ Atlas & ‘El León’ Apolo w/ “La Reina” Habanna
And just announced:
‘La Artilleria Pesada’ Thunder & Lightning vs WWL Tag Team Champions – ‘Los Mamitos’ Mr. E & Sexy B
Also scheduled to appear: WWL World champion Monster Pain w/ Mistress Glenda Lee, Shane ‘The Glamour Boy’, ‘El Fenomeno’ B.J., Joe Bravo, Rosa Negra (Black Rose), Jose Chaparro, El Profe and many more to be announced.
WWL’s “Ídolos del Ring” TV Episode #7: In matches celebrated at the “Arena Coliseo de Monterrey”: Chessman vs Damian 666, and WWL’s World Champion, Monster Pain with Mistress Glenda Lee vs John Morrison. ‘Los Mamitos’ (Mr. E y Sexy B) are this week’s guests on the segment of “El Tocotón”. Dennis Rivera has been censored once again. Plus, more wrestlers receive the desired invitations and much more: http://youtu.be/fkQyj3fVtNE?list=UUX_2NCefauEGpHSzYYd-_RA
“WWL Presenta” comes to life every Saturday at 2:30PM, as well as the program “Ídolos del Ring” every Sunday at 7:30PM on CW Puerto Rico. You can watch CW Puerto Rico on the following channels locally: DIRECTV Channel 178, DISH NETWORK Channel 17 in Puerto Rico & US Virgen Islands, LIBERTY Cable Channel 96, CHOICE Cable Channel 148 & 34, CLARO TV Channel 22, and on digital antenna via Channel 18.3.
You can also see “Ídolos del Ring” every Saturday at 12:00PM noon on “Súper Canal” throughout the national territory of Dominican Republic via channel 33, and in the different cable television companies in the country. In the United States it can be watched on Dominican View, which is distributed by the following cable television companies: Verizon Fios channel 1548 in Los Angeles (CA), Dallas (TX), Washington (DC), Baltimore (MD), Richmond (VA), Norfolk (VA), New York (NY), Syracuse (NY), Buffalo (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Boston (MA), Tampa (FL), Fort Wayne, Pittsburgh (PA), Providence (RI), Harrisburg (PA); CABLEVISION channel 213 in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. Internationally via TDS channel 464 in Curaçao.
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