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The World Wrestling League (WWL) or Liga Mundial de Lucha Libre is a wrestling promotion based out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Founded in 2012 by businessman Richard Negrín with the cooperation of established wrestling figures such as Hugo Savinovich, the company has developed a global scope, establishing alliances with over a dozen international promotions and holding shows throughout the Americas. In line with the traditional model of professional wrestling, WWL's shows do not feature legitimate sporting contests. Instead, its programs feature storyline-driven combat sport matches with predetermined outcomes and acrobatic and grappling maneuvers that are worked, which are publicly promoted as legitimate bouts to accentuate the entertainment. The promotion features a similar business model to other companies targeting a global audience, including a system of income that relies on licensed merchandise and an intricate developmental system employed to nurture its main roster. However, unlike the brand and contract based approach of promotions like World Wrestling Entertainment, WWL focuses on the organization of cooperative events, allowing the free flow of its talents to associated companies in a system that serves as a Latin American counterpart to the North American National Wrestling Alliance.

Developmental territories

On March 30, 2013, WWL confirmed that it would open a developmental territory, New Borinquen Pro Wrestling, which had been originally envisioned by Nieves-Gerena a year before as a strong-style promotion based on the Japanese tradition.[27] On April 28. 2013, WWL presented NBPW's redesigned logo and improved graphics. On May 21, 2013, NBSP announced the date of its debut show setting it for June 29. The territory began its own series of signings from the Puerto Rican independent circuit, including talent with experience in the now inactive International Wrestling Association via open tryouts. An developmental expansion followed, when WWL's alliance with GALLI evolved so that the former could become a territory based on a city with heavy Puerto Rican population. Locally, independent promotion New Revolution Wrestling briefly became a territory operating in Puerto Rico's west coast.

Championships and accomplishments

Current champions

ChampionshipCurrent champion(s)Date wonEventPrevious champion(s)
WWL World Heavyweight Championship Alberto Del Rio January 6, 2015 Guerra de Reyes Shane Sewell
WWL Americas Championship BJ January 6, 2015 Guerra de Reyes Laredo Kid
WWL World Tag Team Championship Spectro & Regio January 6, 2015 Guerra de Reyes Thunder & Lightning
WWL World Trios Championship Dennis Rivera, Noel Rodriguez, and Stefano December 13, 2014 Navidad Corporativa Inaugural champions
WWL Extreme Championship Monster Pain January 6, 2015 Guerra de Reyes Sabu

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