The bell finally rang for Latin American Wrestling Entertainment and their first mayor event Orígenes on November 20, at the Mario 'Quijote' Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo. The final result was a home run with the bases loaded where the new strain of wrestling talent stood out above everything else that was presented. Dennis Rivera was not lying when he mentioned to me last week that "LAWE didn’t come to write another page in the Puerto Rican wrestling industry book, but rather to write a completely different new book," and the first pages written caused excitement, intrigue and above all passion from the most demanding fans who gathered at Orígenes.
At 5:00 p.m. the gates of the coliseum opened and a group of anxious fans arrived to participate in a "meet and greet" with several of the wrestlers who competed later in the night. Expressions of amazement were not long in coming from the public who was surprised by the stage that LAWE had prepared for their first event. A captivating, striking stage and very different from what is customary to see on the island. Fans had the opportunity to meet La Rebelión (Mecha Wolf and Bestia 666), as well as the Lucha Brothers (Penta Cero Miedo and Rey Fénix) who were part of the explosive main event of the night.
Just before the main card started, a tribute was made to Puerto Rican basketball legend Mario 'Quijote' Morales, who also helped, along with Willie Urbina and Jaime Vázquez, to reveal the LAWE World Championship. A championship that will give prestige and recognition to whom ever is the first wrestler to win it and represent the young company. The details of how, when and where that first champion will be crowned will be revealed in the coming months on LAWE’s social media networks.
During the course of Orígenes, the public was well involved in the matches, chanting the famous Puerto Rican "juaaaaa", and even shouting "who are you?" to wrestlers who they were perhaps watching for the very first time. But that "who are you?" quickly became a "Esto es Lucha!" (This is Wrestling!) when the fan discovered what LAWE had been anticipating for months, that the talent of the new generation was prepared to steal the show. It should be noted that each of the wrestlers who climbed into the ring and perform, not only gave themselves one hell of a beating among themselves, but also shined and highlighted the immense talent they posed in the ring and that perhaps they had never received an opportunity to demonstrate their passion, desire and respect for the sport.
It is worth noting the participation of 'El Académico' Alfredo Méliès and JC Jexx who at the beginning of their match the fans wondered who they were and ended up having a brutal encounter where at the end of the match they had the fans in the palms of their hands, on the edge of the seat and with new followers of their respective careers. Learn those names by heart because you will continue to listen to them for a long time from now on.
LAWE: Orígenes felt like the beginning of a new era, a long overdue and necessary resurgence in the wrestling industry in Puerto Rico. The fans left the event satisfied not only because they saw several of their favorite wrestlers, but because they saw the commitment and dedication that the company has to the younger talent that promises to be the future of international wrestling. I heard people calling friends who did not go to the event to tell them what they had missed, how brutal the matches were and inviting them to the next event Ascendencia (Ascendency)that will be on Saturday January 22, 2022 at the Mario 'Quixote' Morales Coliseum. It is difficult to choose the match of the night since in each and every one of them, from the first to the last, the young Puerto Rican and Latin American talent stood out in an impressive way that solidified LAWE as the wrestling company of the present and the future.