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International Wrestling Association
Acronym IWA
Founded 1994
Headquarters Carolina, Puerto Rico
Founder(s) Victor Quiñones
Owner(s) Savio Vega and Miguel Perez Jr.
Website http://www.iwapr.tv


The International Wrestling Association (IWA) is a wrestling promotion in Puerto Rico, started in Japan in 1994 by promoter Victor Quiñones. The hispanic division was created in 1999. The company was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance until 2001, but again became a member in 2007. IWA was also a WWE Developmental territory from 1999-2001.

The IWA is probably the fastest growing promotion in Puerto Rico of the past few years. In recent years, it has given the island's long-standing promotion, World Wrestling Council a tough competition, featuring younger local and international stars.[citation needed]

This promotion should not be confused with another IWA, which was started up by Eddie Einhorn and operated in the mid 1970s. Einhorn's IWA was arguably the first concentrated effort to create a single, nationally-touring wrestling promotion, competing directly against the members of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Contents

TV Shows that the IWA produces every week

  • IWA Impacto Total - Saturdays on WKAQ-TV 1:00pm-3:00pm AST
  • IWA Zona Caliente - Sundays on VideoMax 10:00am - 10:30am AST
  • IWA Zona Impactante - Thursdays on VideoMax 8:00pm-9:00pm
  • Impacto Total English - TWC!Fight, UK only.

2008

After what many have said to be the worst year of IWA's history, they have started 2008 with a big bang. This happened in the event "Histeria Boricua", when surprisingly, part of the rival WWC (World Wrestling Council) roster showed up at the event on January 6, 2008. Universal Heavyweight Champion Biggie Size, Television Champion Ash Rubinsky, later renamed Damian, and heel group "Los Templarios", all appeared at the promotion's Three King's Day event. The main spot of the show had WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion Biggie Size, with title on hand, challenged IWA's Heavyweight Champion Blitz, for a unification bout. During the show WWC officials came out to retrieve the belt, under the criticism of IWA officials.

Two days after, the WWC and Carlos Colon threatened to pursue legal action so IWA surrendered the belt.

In a big turn of events, IWA has lost part of its roster including, but not limited to, Ray Gonzalez and Los Aereos (Carlitos & Hiram Tua) while several others are nowhere to be found. It was reported that they were running an angle in which they said former promoter Mario Savoldi stole property from the promotion and that several wrestlers had deserted them in their time of need. Oddly enough this could be seen as a reversal of roles as WWC (World Wrestling Council) had lost a very big part of their roster years ago when they jumped to IWA.

IWA Yearly Events

  • Histeria Boricua (January)
  • Noche de Campeones (February)
  • Juicio Final (April)
  • Jose Miguel Perez Memorial Cup (June)
  • Summer Attitude (July)
  • Armaggedon (August)
  • Golpe de Estado (September)
  • Halloween Mahem (October)
  • Hardcore Weekend (November)
  • Christmas in P.R. (December)

Roster

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Current

  • Bacano
  • Starky
  • Dennis Rivera
  • Diabolico
  • Gilbert
  • Golden Boy
  • Hardam Kadafi
  • Imam Ali
  • Onix
  • Richard Rondon
  • Romeo
  • Rick Stanley
  • Ricky Cruz
  • Savio Vega
  • Shane
  • Zaeir Arafat

Alumni

  • Joe Don Smith "JDS"
  • Julio Franco "El Enjabonao"
  • Jumping Jeff Jeffrey
  • Justin Sane
  • Juventud Guerrera
  • Lord William De La Vega
  • Magificent Chris
  • Mikael Judas
  • MIKAMI
  • Mike Anthony
  • Minoru Fujita
  • Noriega
  • NY Rican Baldie
  • Ozzie
  • Pain
  • Phoenix Starr
  • Primo Carnero

Current IWA Administration

Current IWA Champions

Championship Champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date Won Location Note
IWA Undisputed World Unified Heavyweight Champion Glamour Boy Shane Joe Bravo January 06, 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
IWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship Joe Bravo Dennis Rivera January 16, 2010 Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
IWA Caribbean Heavyweight Champion Diabolico Noel Rodriguez January 16, 2010 Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
IWA Puerto Rico Heavyweight Champion Cruzz Bacano January 30, 2010 Toa Baja, Puerto Rico This Title is Unified with the IWA World Cruiserweight Championship and the IWA Hardcore Championship
IWA World Tag Team Champions Rick Stanley & Gilbert Romeo & Richard Rondon February 13, 2010 Catano, Puerto Rico
IWA Women's World Champion Vacant Barbie Boy February 13, 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  ???

Previous championships

Championship Final Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Note
IWA World Cruiserweight Championship Noel Rodriguez Onix October 4, 2008 Unified with the Hardcore Championship to the Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship
IWA Hardcore Championship Noel Rodriguez Niche October 4, 2008 Unified with the Cruiserweight Championship to the Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship
IWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Bolo The Red Bulldog Julio Franco November 18, 2006 title was retired on November 25, 2006 by Orlando Toledo announcing that the Cruiserweight title will be replacing the title

External links


International Wrestling Association
Acronym IWA
Founded 1994
Headquarters Carolina, Puerto Rico
Founder(s) Victor Quiñones
Owner(s) Savio Vega and Miguel Pérez, Jr.
Website http://www.iwapr.tv

The International Wrestling Association (IWA) is a wrestling promotion in Puerto Rico, started in Japan in 1994 by promoter Victor Quiñones. The Hispanic division was created in 1999. The company was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance until 2001, but again became a member in 2007. IWA was also a WWE Developmental territory from 1999-2001.

The IWA is probably the fastest growing promotion in Puerto Rico of the past few years. In recent years, it has given the island's long-standing promotion World Wrestling Council a tough competition, featuring younger local and international stars.[citation needed]

This promotion should not be confused with another IWA, which was started up by Eddie Einhorn and operated in the mid 1970s. Einhorn's IWA was arguably the first concentrated effort to create a single, nationally-touring wrestling promotion, competing directly against the members of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Contents

TV Shows that the IWA produces every week

  • IWA Impacto Total - Saturdays on WKAQ-TV 2:00pm–4:00pm AST
  • IWA Zona Caliente - Sundays on VideoMax 10:00am–10:30am AST
  • IWA Zona Impactante - Thursdays on VideoMax 8:00pm–9:00pm

2008

After what many have said to be the worst year of IWA's history, they have started 2008 with a big bang. This happened in the event "Histeria Boricua", when surprisingly, part of the rival WWC (World Wrestling Council) roster showed up at the event on January 6, 2008. Universal Heavyweight Champion Biggie Size, Television Champion Ash Rubinsky, later renamed Damian, and heel group "Los Templarios", all appeared at the promotion's Three King's Day event. The main spot of the show had WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion Biggie Size, with title on hand, challenged IWA's Heavyweight Champion Blitz, for a unification bout. During the show WWC officials came out to retrieve the belt, under the criticism of IWA officials.

Two days after, the WWC and Carlos Colón threatened to pursue legal action so IWA surrendered the belt.

In a big turn of events, IWA has lost part of its roster including, but not limited to, Ray González and Los Aéreos (Carlitos & Hiram Tua) while several others are nowhere to be found. It was reported that they were running an angle in which they said former promoter Mario Savoldi stole property from the promotion and that several wrestlers had deserted them in their time of need. Oddly enough this could be seen as a reversal of roles as WWC (World Wrestling Council) had lost a very big part of their roster years ago when they jumped to IWA.

IWA Yearly Events

  • Histeria Boricua (January)
  • Noche de Campeones (February)
  • Juicio Final (April)
  • José Miguel Pérez Memorial Cup (June)
  • Summer Attitude (July)
  • Armagedón (August)
  • Golpe de Estado (September)
  • Halloween Mahem (October)
  • Hardcore Weekend (November)
  • Christmas in P.R. (December)

Roster

Males

  • Átomo
  • Bacano
  • Barbie Boy
  • Booker T
  • Bison Smith
  • Cruzz
  • Dennis Rivera
  • Diabólico
  • Gilbert
  • Golden Boy
  • Stefano
  • Empio

  • Julián Jamrock
  • Joe Bravo
  • Miguel Pérez
  • Mostro
  • Noel Rodríguez
  • Onix
  • QT Marshall
  • Richard Rondon
  • Romeo
  • Rick Stanley

Females

  • Amazona
  • Génesis
  • Zoe the Golden Princess

Alumni

Current IWA Administration

Current IWA Champions

Championship Champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date Won Location Note
IWA World Heavyweight Championship Ricky Cruzz Rick Stanley July 7, 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
IWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship Noel Rodríguez Gilbert July 17, 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
IWA Caribbean Heavyweight Championship Rico Casanova Ash Rubinsky January 16, 2010 Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
IWA Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship Dennis Rivera Bryan Danielson September 10, 2010 Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
IWA World Tag Team Championship Spectro & Rainstein Rick Stanley & Gilbert April 17, 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
IWA World Women's Championship Génesis Zoe The Golden Princess July 7, 2010 Bayamon, Puerto Rico
IWA Xtreme Combat Championship Lash June 6, 2010

Previous championships

Championship Final Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Note
IWA World Cruiserweight Championship Noel Rodríguez Onix October 4, 2008 Unified with the Hardcore Championship to the Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship.
IWA Hardcore Championship Noel Rodríguez Niche October 4, 2008 Unified with the Cruiserweight Championship to the Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship.
IWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Bolo The Red Bulldog Julio Franco November 18, 2006 Title was retired on November 25, 2006 by Orlando Toledo announcing that the Cruiserweight Championship would be replacing the title.
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External links


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