It looks like somebody has decided to start up a new promotion and this time it is in the realm of lucha libre. Alberto El Patron, fka Alberto Del Rio, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. have teamed to start a new lucha libre promotion called Nacion Lucha Libre.
The new promotion will launch on Thursday, July 11 with a show at Sala de Armas in Mexico City, Mexico. That event and future NLL events will air on Saturdays from 10:30pm CST until midnight on the ImageTV network, according to Lucha Central. The first show will air on Saturday, July 13, two days after it tapes in Mexico City. Aside from events in Mexico, Alberto mentioned that shows are already booked for San Antonio, Austin, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and working on Japan. The poster for the inaugural event can be seen below.
There are some pretty big names from the lucha world attached to Nacion Lucha Libre and also a very controversial one. Sexy Star is slated to have a match and she has had trouble in recent years for shooting on her opponents and causing injury. The most infamous case was when she shot on Rosemary and caused an injury to her arm.
The full card is as follows:
- Mexico vs Puerto Rico: Alberto El Patron, Hijo del Fantasma, Dr. Wagner Jr. vs MVP, Apolo, Mesias
- Masters Match: Solar vs Negro Navarro vs Damian 666 vs Canek
- Pentagon & Fenix vs Chavo Guerrero & Mechawolf 450
- Mr. Iguana & Fresero Jr. vs Bestia 666 & Taurus vs Laredo Kid & The Tiger
- Daga & Flamita vs Puma King & Rey Horus
- Hijo de Dos Caras, Hijo de Wagner, Dual vs Bram, La Mascara, Batab el Guerrero
- Thunder Rosa, Cristy Jaynes, Stephanie Vaquer vs Sexy Star, Lady Flammer, Reina Oscura
- Lightning match: Relampago vs Heddi Karaoui
- Special guest: Kamille
- Referee: Ricardo Rodriguez
S.A.M.’s Spiel: I honestly have a hard time believing this promotion will last in Mexico. AAA and CMLL are the two most dominant promotions in Mexico and I have no idea if NLL will catch on. They have some names but I just do not see a bright future. Hiring Sexy Star is a mistake because of the things I have heard about her backstage and, as I mentioned earlier, she has gone into business for herself during matches. I honestly believe Alberto is starting this promotion because no other wrestling promotion will touch him at this point and this is his only way to continue wrestling and becoming a world champion.