New Promotion Will Offer Wrestler’s Health and Life Insurance
Alberto El Patron is teaming with fellow WWE alum Chavo Guerrero Jr. to form Nacion Lucha Libre, a new wrestling promotion based in Mexico.
Patron recently revealed that the promotion will be providing something other wrestling companies do not, health and life insurance.
“[Our wrestlers] are going to have health insurance and life insurance. Stuff they don’t have in any other companies.” Patron stated in an interview with the Miami Herald.
“Most of the companies, including WWE, they have their own doctors,” Patron stated. “They don’t provide you with health insurance. They force you to get your own health insurance. If you don’t get you own insurance, you’re not allowed to perform. If anything happens in their shows, yes you’re completely covered, which I think is the only company doing that.”
Patron added, “It’s really important to give a worker everything they deserve: health insurance, life insurance, a retirement plan. Stuff they’ve never had before.”
Nacion Lucha Libre’s debut show is 8 p.m. Friday, July 11 at Sala de Armas in Mexico City, Mexico.
The following matches are currently confirmed for the event.
- Alberto & El Hijo del Fantasma & L.A. Park vs. Apolo & Mesias & MVP
- Matt Sydal & Mystery Partner vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Mecha Wolf 450
- Bandido vs. Rey Horus
- Brazo de Oro Jr. & Dual & El Hijo de Dos Caras vs. Batab El Guerrero & Bram & La Mascara
Nacion Lucha Libre will be available on Imagen TV, shows will begin broadcasting 10:30 p.m. Sundays, beginning July 13.
Credit Miami Herald with a h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
Next NXT UK Takeover Announced
WWE has announced their next NXT UK Takeover.
During tonight’s NXT UK tapings, an announcement was made that the next NXT UK Takeover special will be held in Blackpool.
The announcement did not provide a date or venue, but is expected in the first quarter of 2020.
NXT held their first UK Takeover event earlier this year at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England.
— Dei Owen (@DeiOwen) November 15, 2019
Watch Behind The Scenes Footage Of CM Punk’s Return at WWE Backstage
This past Tuesday, CM Punk made his first appearance on WWE programming in several years.
FOX and CM Punk came to terms on a deal to have him periodically serve as an analyst on WWE Backstage on FS1.
Footage has been released documenting the lengths FOX went to keep CM Punk’s return a secret.
Check out the footage below
Report: WWE Considering Dog Collar Match At TLC PPV
Earlier this week, WWE sent three tentative matches to the Target Center for local advertising of the TLC pay-per-view.
In the past, these matches have been placeholders, and are done to generate interest in the pay-per-view. According to Dave Meltzer, in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, all three matches sent to the venue are penciled in for the TLC pay-per-view on 12/15.
The current match card includes, Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin in a TLC Match, this may change, as their has been talks to host a Dog Collar Match rather than a traditional Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match, but that has yet to be finalized.
Other matches include The Kabuki Warriors defending the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles against Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match, and Bobby Lashley facing Rusev.
Originally, Lashley vs. Rusev was penciled in to take place at Survivor Series, but the company has decided to play out the storyline further, and have the match at TLC.