During the Lucha Libre Experiencia which happens later this month, Lucha Libre companies join together to host a series of events to celebrate Lucha Libre. You almost never see this type of comrade here in the United States, which in itself, makes the event unique. Joining our very own NWA Mexico in the festivities are Perros Del Mal, IWRG, El Pancracio, DTU, and CMLL.
But what is significant about this years Expo is the influx of wrestlers who compete in the NWA appearing on these events. Both Pro Wrestling Revolution Heavyweight Champion Oliver John, “Strongman” Jon Anderson, Hijo De Rey Misterio and Pro Wrestling Revolution Women Champion Princesa Sujei will be at the Expo. Along with NWA Pro Wrestling’s TJP aka TJ Perkins and former WWE Diva/TNA Knockout Shelly Martinez who got her start in NWA Pro/EWF.
NWA Mexico’s card features two title defenses for July 23rd. Pro Wrestling Revolution Heavyweight Champion and reigning NWA Heritage Champion, “El Patron” Oliver John will travel to Mexico to take on his rival former NWA World Champion Blue Demon Jr., Blue Demon spent most of his reign as NWA World Champion fighting off the advances of Oliver John in Pro Wrestling Revolution. But it appears now that Oliver John has become the hunted. As Demon has staked his claim at a PWR Heavyweight Championship match. This will mark the first time the Pro Wrestling Revolution Championship will be defended in Mexico. Also on this event the title being refered to as the NWA Mexico Championship Turbo battles Dr. Cerebro.
On July 24th CMLL “Strongman” Jon Anderson joins Mistico and Shocker to take on Texano, Terrible, and Hector Garza. Jon Anderson has become somewhat of a Globetrotter in recent years. Anderson has worked with the Inokis at IGF, New Japan Pro Wrestling and most recently and regularly, CMLL. Speaking with Gabriel Ramirez on Alliance Radio he spoke of how Shocker became a Strongman fan. And ever since, Strongman has partnered with Shocker. Also on the CMLL card, Princesa Sujei, the reigning PWR Women Champion will be teaming with La Comandante and Amapola to take on Dark Angel, Marcela, and Lluvia.
And on July 25th, during the Perros Del Mal show, Hijo de Rey Misterio, Hijo de L.A. Park and Angel take on TJP, Black Fire, and Bestia 666. And Shelly Martinez teams up with Medusa to take on Annie Social and Diva Salvaje.
The invasion of Mexico might have started with Blue Demon Jr. and his wrestling promotion, NWA Mexico. But it seems at least for now, that the talent of the NWA are finding their own in Mexico.