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5 Peruvian wrestlers that you will know in 2018

Xose Merant
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4.14K   //    06 Feb 2018, 12:06 IST

banner of the last show of Empire held on Sunday, February 4.
Banner of the last show of Imperio held on Sunday, February 4.

Peru is one of the South American countries with the largest number of pro wrestling fans. The Peruvian wrestling circuit has three promotions: LWA (Leader Wrestling Association), GLL Peru and Imperio (Spanish for Empire), all located in Lima, the capital of the country. LWA is the oldest of them all.

It was founded in 2006 in the district of Surco, where it has its own training center called Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture).

For its part, GLL Peru was founded in 2011. Its training center is the Chamochumbi Coliseum in Magdalena del Mar district. It’s most important title is the Latin American Hatun Auqui Championship and is in the hands of Sonjay Dutt, star of Impact Wrestling, since two years ago.

Finally, we have Imperio, the most recent promotion and the one that has had the most media impact. His first show in March of 2017 had an attendance of 5,000 spectators and the incredible number of 18 contested matches. His fifth and most recent show took place on Sunday, February 4 and had two historical combats for the Peruvian public.

The semi-stellar combat was a dream match: Austin Aries versus Marty 'The Villain' Scurll. The main event was Carlito versus Brian Cage for the Imperial Championship, the most important title of the promotion.

Without further ado, here I leave you five Peruvian wrestlers that you will meet this 2018.


#5 Astaroth

Astaroth.
Astaroth.

A talent formed in GLL, Astaroth has a sinister gimmick that is always accompanied by a T-shirt from the American punk horror band, The Misfits. His talent and quality in the ring has positioned him as GLL main eventer.

Astaroth has developed rivalries with face wrestlers like Johnny Tornado and Lunatic J. He is close to culminating his rivalry with LJ Night and if he defeats him he could be crowned as Peruvian Television Champion.

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