Major League Wrestling (MLW) announced a blockbuster deal that will see lucha legend Dr. Wagner Jr. and his son, El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. head to MLW to compete in tag team action for the July 6 MLW Fusion tapings for MLW Kings of Coliseum in Chicago. MLW sent out a press release on Tuesday to announce the duo’s imminent arrival in MLW.
League officials can confirm that Promociones Dorado’s Salina de la Renta brokered the blockbuster deal to bring the duo in.
Collectively known as La Dinastia Wagner, the Wagner family have competed in the sport for almost 50 years. With three generations fighting for the family’s honor, belts and the fans, the Wagner family is lucha royalty in Mexico and around the world.
With the late Dr. Wagner infighting fear into the hearts of opponents and fans as an evil doctor (aka medical assassino), the white mask represents the white mask and scrubs of a doctor.
An international wrestler of excellence, Dr. Wagner Jr. has competed around the world including extensively touring for New Japan Pro Wrestling, winning championships on several continents and being the face of the video game, AAA: Héroes del Ring.
A perennial champion in all major Mexican organizations is one of the most celebrated luchadores in the world.
A decorated legend known for his iconic mask, Wagner Jr. has both competed as a tecnico and rudo with legendary rivalries with: LA Park, Canek and Atlantis.
Losing his mask in 2017, his legend only grew with the luchador being referred to at times as “King Wagner” (Rey Wagner in Spanish).
Now along with his son, Dr. Wagner enters Major League Wrestling to write a new chapter in the family’s storied career in the sport. See the legendary Wagner family LIVE July 6 at Cicero Stadium (buy tickets).
Wagner Jr., the son of the legendary luchadore, made his debut in 1985 alongside his brother, the recently departed Silver King, in various Mexican independents. Originally the masked superstar known as El Invasor, he would soon adopt his father’s famous persona, heading to Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) in 1987. In 1993, he would jump to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), where he would be a fixture until 2009, as a 2x CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion. In 2009, he jumped to another rival promotion in Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA, now Lucha Libre AAA), where he’s a former 3x AAA Mega Champion. He continues to be one of AAA’s top draws. At AAA TripleMania XXV, he was unmasked in a vicious fight against Psycho Clown but continues to be one of Mexico’s biggest Superstars.
El Hijo de Dr. Wagner is a third generation luchador, the grandson of both Dr. Wagner and Alfonso Morales, and the son of Wagner Jr. and his former wife Rossy Moreno (daughter of Morales). The 27-year old debuted in 2009 and has worked for many Mexican independent promotions over the course of his career.
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