Lucha Libre Extravaganza Preview

With months of buildup, anticipation and fanfare, the biggest show in the history of Fighting Spirit Wrestling, the Lucha Libre Extravaganza will emanate live from the Elmcor Youth Center in Queens, NY tomorrow night.

This card is expected to put on a show for the ages as a combination of wrestling legends, mainstays and the best young talent that FSW has to offer will come together for one historic show. With a touch of extreme, a hint of high-flying and a dose of hardcore, the show will likely resemble a classic ECW show of years past.

We will see rivalries for pride, countries collide, and enough chaos that will likely require a security force to restore order.

Lets take a look.

El Hijo de Perro Aguayo Tribute: Tragedy struck the wrestling world last month when the legendary Mexican luchador Perro Aguayo Jr. passed away after an unfortunate incident during a tag team match. At just 35-years-old, Aguayo Jr left this earth far too soon and is terribly missed by the wrestling community. With that in mind, FSW will pay tribute to him prior to the event.

L.A. Park vs. Papadon: In a contest that will pit Greece against Mexico, these two competitors will duke it out to see which country is supreme. The current Five Borough Wrestling champion, the "Greek God" Papadon is coming in one a tremendous hot streak, meaning that the "Chairman of Wrestling" L.A. Park won't have an easy time. But throughout his storied international career, Park has shown his unique style can adapt to the toughest of challenges. Expect this one to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.

Joel Maximo vs. Blue Demon Jr.: A battle for pride and respect will see one half of the S.A.T, Joel Maximo square-off against Lucha Libre legend, Blue Demon Jr. Maximo has made it clear that he believes his legacy should be just as respected as Blue Demon Jr's. The Lucha Underground star made a fantastic career for himself continuing his fathers legacy but the well-traveled and experienced Maximo continues to give back to wrestling. The founder and head trainer of the Ludus Wrestling School does everything in his power to ensure there is a future after his time in the ring is done. No matter who prevails in the end, the common theme will be respect.

FSW Tag Team Championship: Da House of Payne (c) vs. The F.B.I w/ Big Sal vs. Flawless & Lawless: It seemed like the heartbreak of the century as the FSW crowd favorite team of Flawless & Lawless appeared to have won the tag team titles at the Lions Den. That was until the referee announced that the match concluded in a disqualification, rather than a pinfall, thus causing Da House of Payne to retain. This time around, Blake Morris and Rex Lawless will get another shot at the gold as FSW determined the duo will get another chance, but it won't be easy. The legendary team of the F.B.I, Little Guido and Tony Mamaluke will make their FSW return in attempt to capture tag team gold. However, you can never count the champions out either as the large and intimidating figures known as Nick Payne and Hakim Ali don't back down from any challenge. It's rare to have a match with three viable victors but this match is exactly that. 

FSW Primiero Championship: Suntan (c) vs. Magma: In a rematch from the Lions Den, the new Primierio champion Suntan will defend his title for the first time, against the former champion Magma. The entire Ludus Wrestling School erupted in happiness when Suntan pinned Magma to win the title, a true feel good moment. But with his former associates from Omega Black lurking in the shadows, looking to screw him out of his career moment, Suntan will have to be careful and not get burned by Magma.

Sumie Sakai vs. La Rosa Negra: Our only scheduled women's match on the show will keep the theme of Lucha Libre as both ladies are well-known for their high flying, athletic and high paced abilities. Sakai has become an FSW mainstay, but has been through a rough past few months, with her fellow NJPW competitor Takaki Watanabe losing to Magma and then being taken out by Suntan last month at Lions Den. With that in mind, Negra likely comes in with the advantage.

Certified Sexy Trios Challenge: The trio known as Certified Sexy have issued an open challenge for tomorrow night. The question now is who will step up and accept that challenge? Will The Shield reunite and bring justice against Certified Sexy? Perhaps the Mean Street Posse will make their historic return? Or, maybe three members of the Beat Down Clan will make their FSW debut? Whoever answers the challenge, Certified Sexy and their stiff security of Becky Goodhead will make it a difficult task.

Supastar Whiplash vs. Chavo Guerrero: Since this is the Lucha Libre Extravaganza, this will perhaps be the most athletic contest on the card. The legendary Chavo Guerrero will make his first FSW appearance since last years Legends Never Die tribute show to Eddie Guerrero. Currently with Lucha Underground, Guerrero continues to show his wrestling prowess and aging with grace. As for Whiplash, he is coming off a champions effort against Ian Aldwin for the FSW World Heavyweight championship. He came close to becoming the first triple crown winner in FSW history but this time around, Whiplash will simply look to steal the show.

Ian Aldwin vs. ???: At this moment, the reigning FSW World Heavyweight champion Ian Aldwin is not scheduled for a match at Lucha Libre Extravaganza. But after his dastardly actions at Lions Den, in which he cut the beard off of Lions Den winner Talon's face. With Talon out for revenge and Aldwin on a path of destruction, expect nothing but brutal offense if Talon decides to invoke his opportunity to face the champion.

Also scheduled to appear: Mike Verna, Joe Ettell, The Sandman, Kris Rex, Malta The Damager, Joel Gertner and more.

Note: Jerry Lynn had a family emergency and will be appearing at the show, nor the seminar that was scheduled the next day. Instead, he will appear at Legends Never Die event on June 12th and host the seminar on June 13th.

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Mark Suleymanov

Sports Journalist.