Puerto Rico

A photo of Bruiser Brody.
AB Morales - Aug 21, 2023

In what can very well become a pretty big story, an interview is scheduled by the Puertorican podcast ‘La Vuelta‘ that will feature none other than Barbara Goodish. The widow of the late Bruiser Brody. The interview is set to premiere this Tuesday on La Vuelta’s YouTube page at 6 pm (Atlantic Time) and will […]

Puerto Rico Wrestling Smackdown
AB Morales - Apr 13, 2023

Welcome to the 12th Puerto Rico Wrestling report from Last Word on Pro Wrestling. On this edition, we’ll preview the upcoming events slated for the island as well as a quick recap of WWC’s latest event. Let’s get right to it. Things are a bit more organized after the March 25th cluster of events as […]

Puerto Rico Wrestling Smackdown
AB Morales - Mar 31, 2023

Latin American Wrestling Entertainment. LAWE was a wrestling company that was incorporated officially on March 11, 2021 and unveiled officially in early July of the same year. At first, it was structured with the intention of being a governing body between various wrestling promotions. At the time of incorporation, the International Wrestling Association (IWA) and […]

WWC 50th Anniversary
AB Morales - Mar 14, 2023

World Wrestling Council (WWC) held their ‘La Hora De La Verdad’ (The Hour Of Truth) event in the Mayaguez Sports Palace last Saturday in front of an estimated 350 fans. It’s a small increase in attendance. However, it’s a 6,000-seat venue. The event made it very clear that WWC has many long-term booking plans in […]

AB Morales - Dec 28, 2022

Savio Vega has been a consistent figure in the world of wrestling since the mid 80’s, especially on the island of Puerto Rico. A figure that first exploded in popularity in 1990 as TNT, being just as popular as Carlos Colon before politics stopped him. He would find his way into the WWF where he […]

World Wrestling Council Logo
AB Morales - Oct 17, 2022

This past Friday, it was revealed that Jose Rivera passed away. The news was revealed by one of his sons. Jose Rivera may not be a well known figure to modern people But for the age of the territories of wrestling, Jose Rivera was key in establishing the island of Puerto Rico as a successful […]

Puerto Rico Wrestling Smackdown
AB Morales - Sep 26, 2022

Hurricane Fiona has halted several scheduled wrestling events in Puerto Rico. However, it’s very doubtful that the gap before events are back up and running will be as big as the one that came after Hurricane Maria in 2017. No wrestling venues suffered any damage and it all hinges on the status of Puerto Rico’s […]

Santana and Ortiz
AB Morales - Jul 6, 2022

Originally slated to wrestle in the main event of Orlando “Primo” Colón’s Puerto Rico-based promotion, Latin American Wrestling Entertainment, Santana’s status for the event fell into question following his participation in AEW’s Blood & Guts match last week. Originally, Santana was slated to defend the LAWE Championship against #1 Contender, Pedro Portillo III. Santana Not […]

WWE to Produce Ric Flair Documentary
AB Morales - Jun 22, 2022

Announced this past week during WWC’s weekly television program, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair will be appearing at the company’s 49th Anniversary Event. The main event of the night will see Andrade El Idolo facing Carlito. As such, Ric Flair will be accompanying Andrade, his new son-in-law, at ringside as his second for the bout. […]

Santana and Ortiz
AB Morales - May 22, 2022

During Latin American Wrestling Entertainment’s latest big event, ‘Cima De Campeones’ (Peak Of Champions), one half of Proud N Powerful, Santana, won a tournament to crown the company’s first Heavyweight Champion. The event took place at the sold-out Mario Jimenez Recreation Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico in front of an estimated 1,000 fans. The event […]

Invader 1 Jose Gonzalez
AB Morales - May 1, 2022

As previously reported, the 76-year-old Puertorican pro wrestler, Manuel Huertas Gonzalez, better known as Invader #1 has defeated Manny Ferno to become the 80th IWA World Champion. This is his first time holding the championship after various stints with the company dating back to 2003. He has won the WWC Universal Championship in the past. […]

Puerto Rico Wrestling Smackdown
AB Morales - Mar 31, 2022

After weeks off due to circumstances out of our control, we’re back to recap what’s going on in the island of Puerto Rico. We have lots of legends coming back to the ring, new programs, and one promotion skyrocketing and being positioned as competition to Smackdown on TV in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Report #8 […]

Invader 1 Jose Gonzalez
AB Morales - Mar 27, 2022

July 17, 1988 was the darkest day in the history of Puerto Rican wrestling when The Invader #1, backstage at a World Wrestling Council show, allegedly stabbed Bruiser Brody with a knife and killed him. The trial failed to go through when witnesses were strangely summoned past the trial for it and José Huertas González, […]

5150 Puerto Rico IWA
AB Morales - Jan 24, 2022

We’re back to see how things are going on the island of Puerto Rico during the pandemic. On the island, it’s traditional to halt events just prior to Christmas before coming back prior to or on January 6th. The holiday is known as The Epiphany (El Día de Reyes). However, as the Omicron variant caused […]

NJPW at 50
Jamie Greer - Jan 13, 2022

On January 13, 2022, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) officially celebrates its 50 year anniversary as a pro wrestling company, founded on that day in 1972 by legendary puroresu great, Antonio Inoki. Inoki, one of the star pupils of the father of puroresu, Rikidōzan, created NJPW after departing Rikidōzan’s Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance (JWA) in controversy the […]

Emmanuel Rosado - Oct 7, 2018

World Wrestling League (WWL) keeps proving that they are the dominant wrestling company in Puerto Rico. WWL had their Destino Final show in Dorado in front of a sold-out crowd – their second this year – and a lot of things happened. Mike Mendoza Injured Destino Final featured three of the best wrestlers in the […]

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Ryan Page - Oct 7, 2018

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