IWC Festival de Lucha
January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA
The Globe Theatre
JoJo welcomes us to Festival de Lucha here live in the Globe Theatre. We have a loaded care this evening, so let's get straight to the action.
1. IWC Title Tournament First Round Match:
[Técnico] "Speedball" Mike Bailey
Leonard F. Chikarsson is very excited for this high flying affair, while Mike Quackenbush is interested in seeing the up and coming Templario here in IWC. This is a sprint spot fest with a lot of high flying by both and some amazing kicks by Bailey. A shooting Star Double Knee finishes Templario off in an exciting finish.
Winner: Mike Bailey @ 7:06.
We head to the back to UltraMantis Black who is very happy to be joined by Sasha Banks after her actions of attacking Bayley at First Strike and advancing to the second round of the IWC Title Tournament. She doesn't want to talk about Bayley, who is yesterday's news. She will not be associated with that loser. She will face the winner of Jordynne Grace and Kairi Hojo in the second round. Both have great reputations, but neither compare to "The Boss".
JoJo is in the ring and it is now time for the IWC Lightning Title match. The Champion Deonna Purazzo comes to the ring with the members of Los Maestros. Her opponent is randomly drawn to be ... El Hijo del LA Park
2. IWC Lightning Title Match:
[Técnico Challenger] El Hijo del LA Park
[Rudo Champion] Deonna Purazzo
UltraMantis Black joins the announce booth to replace Quackenbush. This wasn't much of a match, as Purazzo grounded Park for the easy defense of the title. Park got some high spots in, but couldn't escape the Fujiwara Armbar.
Winner: IWC Lightning Champion Deonna Purazzo @ 4:54 to retain the title.
A video package is shown recapping the exploits of The Briscoe Brothers and their banning from The Globe Theater. It ends with a promo from The Briscoes challenging Bandido and any other illegal to a match at IWC Second Strike on February 23.
3. Debut Match:
[Rudo] Darkness Crabtree
As a change of pace, we now have an utterly bizarre contest. Kraneo is a huge dancing man, while Darkness Crabtree seems to be an utterly gentleman, who even has trouble getting into the ring. Kraneo dominates early, until Crabtree grabs some pills and swallows them. He unleashes a flurry of offense that is astonishing for a senior citizen. However the pills wear off quickly and Kraneo squahes him for the victory.
Winner: Kraneo @ 6:37.
We get hype for next week where we will get three IWC Title Tournament matches including: Mercedes Martinez vs Rey Fénix, Daniel Makabe vs Atlantis, and Jordynne Grace vs Kairi Hojo.
4. IWC Title Tournament First Round Match:
[Técnico] LA Park
[Rudo] Rey Hechicero
Hechicero makes an exciting entrance carrying fireballs along with Los Maestros, while LA Park gets the biggest ovation while he is accompanied by his son.
This had a big time feel as we get the mat master vs the wild dancing skeleton. It starts off as a regular match, until Maestros attack Park outside of the ring. A wild brawl erupts with the Park family and Los Maestros outside of the ring, including Park throwing chairs and anything he can grab at Hechicero. After they get back in the ring Hechicero ties up Park in a submission, but he gets to the ropes. A spear out of nowhere gives Park the win.
Winner: LA Park @ 19:19.