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World Wrestling Council
WWC Puerto Rico
AcronymWWC
FoundedSeptember 13, 1973; 46 years ago (1973-09-13)
StyleProfessional wrestling, sports entertainment, Hardcore wrestling
HeadquartersSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Founder(s)Carlos Colón
Victor Jovica
Gorilla Monsoon
Victor Quiñones
Owner(s)Victor Jovica
Carlos Colón, Sr.
FormerlyCapitol Sports Promotions (1973 - 1995)
Caribbean Championship Wrestling
World Wrestling Council (1995-2016)
Websitewwcpr.net

The WWC Puerto Rico, WWC Lucha Libre (WWC) or (Consejo De Lucha del Mundo), (though they don't say the Spanish translation instead they use the WWC abbreviation in Puerto Rico), is a professional wrestling promotion based in Puerto Rico. It was originally established as Capitol Sports Promotions in 1973 by Carlos Colón Sr., Victor Jovica, and Gorilla Monsoon. It was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance until 1988. By the mid-1990s, the promotion had changed its name to the World Wrestling Council.

In November 2018, WWE acquired the WWC video library.[1]

History

The two versions of the Capitol Sports Promotions logo.

Capitol Sports Promotions, with Carlos Colón, Victor Jovica and Gorilla Monsoon as promoters/co-owners of the organization, was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) until late 1988, when Gorilla Monsoon left. The company then went bankrupt (as confirmed by Victor Quiñones in an interview with prwrestling.com). Thomas Collado was the owner in 1976, before Carlos Colon and Victor Jovica.

Capitol Sports Promotions gained fame in Puerto Rican homes soon after their TV show, Super Estrellas de la Lucha Libre, went on-air every weekend on channel 4, WAPA-TV. The taped show is still aired on weekends (both Saturday and Sunday for two hours until March 2008 when it was reduced to one hour on both Saturdays and Sundays due to declining ratings). From 1973 to 1980 it aired on channel 11 ( "Telecadena Perez Perry", then on "Teleonce" after the before mentioned went off the air), on channel 7 on Sunday evenings at 6pm and on "Telemundo" on Saturday mornings at 10am.

Capitol Sports Promotions began touring all over the island, and with the golden era of boxing in Puerto Rico limited only to Ponce and the metropolitan area of Puerto Rico, Capitol Sports Promotions took their shows to many, inner country towns where people were not used to seeing live in-ring sports events. As a result, Capitol's shows usually filled the smaller town arenas.

In 1983, Rickin Sanchez had taken over as Capitol's main promoter, as well as becoming one of the organization's broadcasters on the television shows. He was joined by the already retired Savinovich. Some time later, Sanchez (and his production company R & F Television) left the production of "Super Estrellas" due to some disagreements with the ownership of WWC. After these events, Savinovich became the main host of the programs.

The World Wrestling Council was a member National Wrestling Alliance from 1979 until 1987.

Death of Bruiser Brody

In 1988, American star Bruiser Brody was brutally stabbed in a WWC Anniversary event in Bayamon which he died from later on that night. The man who stabbed him was fellow wrestler and booker Jose Gonzalez, known as Invader I. Apparently, the two men had a real-life feud that led to a confrontation in the locker room, that concluded with Brody receiving stab wounds to his chest and stomach. The only one to witness the series of events that ended in the death was WWC wrstler Tony Atlas. Atlas said he saw both men enter the shower area of the locker room. As Tony looked over to Carlos Colon, he then heard sounds and (Atlas claimed) he saw Brody hunched over with Jose Gonzalez brandishing a bloody knife about to finish Brody off. Tony and Carlos rushed to break it up along with several angry wrestlers.

After Brody's death, and the failed conviction of the murder(due to all witnesses testifying against him receiving subpoenas a week after the trial ended), WWC went through some difficult years, due to the fact that the flow of wrestlers that came from the United States suddenly ended. In a crisis that the WWC never overcame, many wrestlers thought that the administration of the WWC actually helped Brody's murderer go free and actually allowed him to continue to wrestle after the events.

By the mid 1990s, the organization changed its official name to World Wrestling Council. Women also began to have an ever-increasing presence in the organization during that decade.

With the turn of the century came some changes that troubled the franchise. A small promotion called International Wrestling Association (IWA), promoted by Victor Quinones, became WWC's biggest competitor when it made an alliance with wrestling giant the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) which in turn brought American superstars to IWA.

Following the passing of Hurricane Maria over Puerto Rico, the WWC headquarters lost power for a prolonged time period due to infrastructure damage. In response, the promotion issued licenses to some of its wrestlers to participate in the local independent scene, barring some creative limitations that prevented them from being booked in clean defeats.[2] As of December 2017, WWC's one-hour weekend shows on WAPA-TV continued to rerun the last several episodes produced prior to Maria. Almost five months after the hurricane, WWC confirmed its return with new episodes of the weekend shows (consisting of newly-recorded commentary and interview segments mixed with repeats of high-profile matches) leading up to a new live event on March 3, 2018.[3]

On July 23, 2018, longtime talent Ramón Álvarez (a.k.a. El Bronco No. 1) and Engel Landolfi unveiled a spinoff based in the Dominican Republic, WWC DR, receiving the support of Colón and Jovica (who loaned both the trade name and logo for use).[4] Its first event was scheduled for October 28, 2018, featuring talent from both WWC (such as Carlito, Gilbert, Thunder and Lightning) and local competitor WWL (Superstar Ash, Ángel Fashion and Vanilla Vargas).[4]

Roster

Ring name Notes
Abbadon
Anthony Roberts
Bellito WWC Television Champion
'El Leon' Apolo Occasional wrestler
Carlito Occasional wrestler
El Comandante Third member of Masked trio called "La Revolucion".

WWC Puerto Rico Champion

"El Hombre Bestia" Enyel
Gilbert
Jay-Cobs
Khaos
La Revolución A masked tag-team whose members are not identified
Lightning
Mighty Ursus
OT Fernandez
Peter The Bad Romance
Ray González Also Manager of "El Sindicato"
Ray González Jr
Rikochet
Thunder
Xix Xavant WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion

WWC World Tag Team Champion

Others

Ring name Notes
'El Cariduro' Jose Herrera Top commentator
El Wizard Color commentator
Juan Manuel Ortega Manager of "Khaos & Abbadon"
Orlando Toledo Manager of "La Revolución"
Epico Occasional wrestler
Now under contract to WWE
Primo Occasional wrestler
Now under contract to WWE

Referees

Ring name Notes
Cesar Artache
Javier Torres
Pelayito Vazquez Also occasional wrestler
Francisco

Main Wrestling Events

Event name Last held Location
WWC Euphoria January 4-5, 2019 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
WWC Camino a la Gloria March 31, 2018[5] - April 1, 2018[5] Manati - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
WWC La Hora de la Verdad June 2, 2018[6] Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
WWC Noche De Campeones July 16, 2016 Bayamon, Puerto Rico
WWC Summer Madness August 5, 2017 Bayamon, Puerto Rico
WWC Aniversario July 13, July 14 & July 15, 2018[7] TBA, Puerto Rico
WWC Septiembre Negro September 15, 2018 Bayamon, Puerto Rico
WWC Halloween Wrestling Extravaganza November 3, 2018 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
WWC Lockout December 8, 2018 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Championships

Current

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location
WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship Orlando "Epico" Colon 1 August 17, 2019 83 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
WWC Puerto Rico Championship Pedro Portillo III 1 January 5, 2019 307 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
WWC World Tag Team Championship Chicano(7)&

Xix Xavant(2)

2 June 22, 2019 139 Manati, Puerto Rico
WWC Television Championship Bellito 3 January 5, 2019 307 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Defunct and inactive

Championship: Final champion(s): Date won: Notes:
Trinidad & Tobago Heavyweight Championship Ray Apollon December 1981 Abandoned 1982 (When TTWA breaks affiliation with WWC)[8]
Trinidad & Tobago Tag Team Championship Gama Singh & Victor Jovica May 1982 Abandoned 1982 (When TTWA breaks affiliation with WWC)[9]
WWC North American Heavyweight Championship Manny Fernandez September 1991 Abandoned October 1991
WWC North American Tag Team Championship The Hunters
(Bob Brown and Dale Veasey)
June 20, 1987 Abandoned August 26, 1987
WWC Latin American Heavyweight Championship El Bronco February 1990 Abandoned June 1990 (This title was created for an interpromotional show on Dominican Republic with DWF vs WWC was billed to Huracan Castillo and then lost against Bronco on DR)[10]
WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship The Latin Connection
(Ray Gonzalez and Ricky Santana)
September 28, 1991 Abandoned December 1, 1991
WWC Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship Pierroth, Jr. April 3, 1999 Abandoned December 13, 1999
WWC Dominican Republic Heavyweight Championship El Bronco September 22, 2001 Abandoned October 2001
WWC Hardcore Championship Sabu December 20, 2003 Abandoned 2005
WWC Women's Championship Black Rose September 24, 2011 Abandoned December 31, 2011
WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship El Sensacional Carlitos March 17, 2012 Abandoned May 1, 2012
WWC Junior Heavyweight Championship Angel Cotto August 27, 2017 Abandoned March, 2018

See also

References

  1. ^ "WWE acquires World Wrestling Council (WWC) video library". PWInsider. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Contralona.com | San Juan | Contralona". Contralona.com | San Juan | Contralona. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b [2]
  5. ^ a b "WWC Lucha Libre". web.facebook.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Torres, Joel. "WWC: Fecha, lugar y cartelera del evento La Hora de la Verdad; Fechas de ANIVERSARIO 45". Contralona.com | San Juan | Contralona (in Spanish). Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Se acerca.... "EL MAS GRANDE DE TODOS" ANIVERSARIO 45". Facebook (in Spanish). Retrieved .
  8. ^ http://www.wrestling-titles.com/tri/tri-h.html
  9. ^ http://www.wrestling-titles.com/tri/tri-t.html
  10. ^ Ramón Álvarez (wrestler)

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