|Imperio De Lucha Azteca|
Mexico City, Mexico
Wrestling in Mexico is a tradition that has it's roots dating back to the days of the Aztecs. Lucha stars such as Santo, Blue Demon, Jr. and Mil Máscaras were not just famous in the ring but cultural icons that helped establish a national tradition that carries on to this day. Formerly EMLL, the company changed its name to Imperio De Lucha Azteca in the late 1980's as it had absorbed many other Mexican promotions, becoming the one true promotion south of the border. While the history of many of the American promotions are known in great detail, not much is known of ILA's history north of the border. Though, stars such as Rey Misterio, Jr., Eddy Guerrero and Konnan have certainly made their presence felt in the states as many regions now offer high flying Junior Heavyweight Divisions, and many of the workers involved in them have appeared in, or at least have seen tapes of ILA Events.
Controversy came in 2002 however when at Starrcade, NWA World Champion Kurt Angle successfully defended the championship against ILA's Eddy Guerrero. Konnan, the operator of ILA stated that the NWA had promised to put the title on Eddie, and it was only a last minute decision just before the Main Event to change the outcome. Konnan called the NWA Board a bunch of racists, and in turn cut off the border, preventing ILA talents from appearing in the states. This lasted until about two years ago when Big Time Wrestling, and Calgary Stampede created working agreements. With a crop of excellent talent, ILA isn't going away anytime soon.
|ILA Heavyweight||AJ Styles||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|ILA Lucha Libre||Místico||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|ILA Trios|| Los Titanes de New York|
(Marco Corleone, Matt Striker & Steele)
|ILA Mixed Tag Team|| Mr. Águila|
& La Luchagora
|Imperio de Lucha Azteca|
| ILA Heavyweight (reigns) • ILA Lucha Libre (reigns)|
ILA Mixed Tag Team (reigns) • ILA Trios (reigns)
|Asalto de Televisión • Invasión|
| Rey de Reyes • Reyes del Aire • Cinqo de Mayo|
El Clásico Verano • El Día de los Muertos