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Professional wrestling promotions in the United Kingdom


This is a list of professional wrestling promotions in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man) and lists both active and notable defunct professional wrestling promotions from the 1950s to the present day.

Corey Vandal

Essex

2011-

Steve Morocco

Tim Birkett

Jeremy Brown

PJ Jones

2009-2013 2016-

Alan Smith

Kent

Leemark Massey

Lee Elmer Matt Burden

Steven Winnie

Zack Gibson

Herefordshire

Drew Shardlow Micheal Brown

Avon

the West Midlands

2012-

Corey Vandal

Jonny Storm

Somerset

Mark Fry

Shrewsbury

Harwich Colchester

Stuart Platt

London

Tony Simpson

2009-

/ Ring Wrestling Stars

The Hurst Syndicate (late 1960s)
Jarvis Astaire
William Hill plc (subsidiary 1970s-1986)
Max Crabtree (1986-1995)

"Psycho" Steve Edwards

Melicious


Johnny Harris


Promotion name Location Promoter(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
3 Count Wrestling (3CW) Middlesbrough Mike Groom 2004- Yes
4-Front Wrestling (4FW) Wiltshire David Sharp 2004- Yes
AMP Wrestling Coventry James Meikle

Corey Vandal

2008- Yes Sister promotion of Triple X Wrestling
All Action Wrestling (AAW) North Shields Tony Spitfire 2007- Yes
All-Star Wrestling Liverpool Brian Dixon 1970- Yes The oldest active and longest-running UK wrestling promotion.
Alternative Wrestling World (AWW) Birmingham Kevin O'Neil 2003- Yes Originally known as Anti-Watershed Wrestling from 2003 to 2008.
Basix Wrestling Deeside Mike Roberts 2007- Yes
Bellatrix Female Warriors Norfolk

Essex

Saraya Knight 2006–2009

2011-

Yes Female-only wrestling promotion originally known as World Association Of Women's Wrestling up until 1 January 2013.
Best Of British Wrestling All over the British Isles Stuart Lake

Steve Morocco

1996- Yes
British Extreme Championship Wrestling (BECW) Croydon Ben & Nicole Lawrence 2003- Yes
British Empire Wrestling (BEW) London Declan Kellett

Tim Birkett

2014- Yes
British Real Attitude Wrestling League Northamptonshire Chris Peacock

Jeremy Brown

2000- Yes
British Wrestling Alliance (BWA) Stoke-on-Trent Chris Matthews 2006- No
British Wrestling Evolution Essex Dan Shoesmith 2009-2011, 2015- Yes Closed doors in 2011, revived in 2015
British Wrestling Federation Southampton David Matthews 2012- Yes
Combat Sports Federation (CSF) Avon Stu Natt 1998- Yes
Cornish Pro Wrestling (CPW) Cornwall Terry and Alice Speller 2015- Yes
Complete Revolutionary Wrestling (CRW) Newcastle upon Tyne Ken Clarke 2009- Yes
Coventry Pro Wrestling (CPW) Coventry Mr Richards 2013- No
Devon Wrestling Association (DWA) Devon UK Dominator

PJ Jones

2005-2007

2009-2013 2016-

No Originally run by Joel Redman aka Oliver Grey in NXT
Discovery Wrestling UK Alex Fowlis

Alan Smith

2014- Yes
Dropkixx University of Wrestling Essex

Kent

Lucas Jackson 2004- Yes Originally run by Frank Rimer and Tony Scarlo then by Jon Richie
Dynamic Championship Wrestling:South West (DCW) Crediton Chris Andrews 2012- No
Dynamic Over-The-Top Action (DOA) East Anglia Alec Burnitt 2013- Yes
Eastern Championship Wrestling Blackpool Shak Khan 1998- Yes
Elite British Wrestling Sheffield Andrew Hogg, Mark Sanderson 2012 - Yes
Empress Pro High Wycombe Ben Ward 2014 - Yes
Entertainment Wrestling Association (EWA) High Wycombe Carl Snook, Mark Thornton and Dominic Vincent Smith 2008 - Yes
EPW European Pro Wrestling Middlesbrough Chris Diamond 2001 Yes
Fight Club: PRO Wolverhampton Trent Seven 2009- Yes
5 Star Wrestling Sheffield & Liverpool Daniel Hinkles 2015- Yes Have recently broadcast their promotion on Spike UK under the brand Dominant Wrestling.
Future Championship Wrestling (FCW) Midlands Joel Allen

Leemark Massey

2003- Yes
Future Pro Wrestling (FPW) Surrey Steve Evans

Lee Elmer Matt Burden

2010- Yes
FutureShock Wrestling Greater Manchester Dave Rayne 2004- Yes
Grand Pro Wrestling (GPW) Greater Manchester Johnnie Brannigan 2003- Yes
Great Bear Promotions Cheshire Gerard Hall 2012- Yes
Grimsby Wrestling Alliance (GWA) Grimsby Steve Cartwright 2012- Yes Affiliated with Real Deal Wrestling (RDW), but they run their own monthly shows.
Herts And Essex Wrestling (HEW) Bishops Stortford Sam Knee 2005- Yes
House of Pain Wrestling Nottingham Paul "Stixx" Grint 2006- Yes
House of Pain:Evolution Wrestling (HOPE) Milton Keynes/Derby Harvey Dale 2013- Yes
HXC Wrestling Manchester Mike Hough 2013- Yes
Independent Wrestling Federation (IWF) Newcastle Martin McGurk

Steven Winnie

2000- Yes
Infinite Promotions Liverpool Ciarán McConnell

Zack Gibson

2012- Yes
Ironfist Wrestling Worcestershire

Herefordshire

Jake Gittens 2011- No
International Championship Wrestling UK Lancashire Kevin Iddon 1999- Yes
Kamikaze Pro Birmingham James Gallagher (Marshall X) 2013- Yes
Leicester Championship Wrestling (LCW) Leicester John Shipley 2011- Yes
LDN Wrestling North London Sanjay Bagga 2004- Yes
Lincoln Fight Factory Wrestling (LFFW) Lincoln Hayden "Dutch" Loeve 2013- [1]
Live Wrestling Entertainment (LWE) Essex Phil Powers 2006- No
Lucha Britannia London Garry Vanderhorne 2006- Yes
Main Event Wrestling (MEW) Newcastle Upon Tyne Daniel Fitch

Drew Shardlow Micheal Brown

2005- No
Maximum Pro Wrestling (MPW) Gateshead Mark Anthony 2001- No
New Generation Wrestling (NGW) Hull Richard Dunn 2008- Yes
North East Wrestling Society County Durham Paul Fahey 2010– Yes
PFP Promotions Lincoln, Lincolnshire Phil Fogg 2008- No
Phoenix Pro Wrestling West Bromwich Chris Liston 2011- Yes
Pitbull Pro Wrestling Folkestone Unknown 2013- No
Plymouth Wrestling Association (PWA) Plymouth Luke Parnell 2009- Yes
Premier Promotions Sussex John Freemantle 1987- Yes
Preston City Wrestling (PCW) Preston Steve Fludder 2011- Yes
PROGRESS Wrestling London Jim Smallman, Jon Briley & Glen Joseph 2012- Yes
Pro Evolution Wrestling (Pro EVW) Gloucestershire

Avon

Lee Hall 2006- Yes
Pro Wrestling Chaos Bristol Dave Jonathan 2013- Yes
Pro-Wrestling: EVE All over Great Britain Dann Read 2010- Yes Female-only wrestling promotion.
Pro Wrestling Kingdom (PWK) Birmingham and

the West Midlands

Ryan Smile 2013- No Pro Wrestling Kingdom aim to showcase nothing but the upper echelon of talent from right here in the UK.
Pro Wrestling Live (PWL) West Midlands Matt Powell (Mad Dog Maxx) 2007- No
Pro Wrestling Pride (PWP) South West Darren Saviour 2012- Yes
Pro Wrestling 4U (PW4U) Stoke-On-Trent Phil Woodvine 2011- Yes
RAD:PRO South Shields Georgie Leggett 2010- Yes
Reloaded Championship Wrestling Alliance Essex William Ospreay 2012- No
Real Quality Wrestling (RQW) London Len Davies 2005- Yes
International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom Kent Daniel Edler 2004- Yes
Revolution Pro Wrestling London & Hampshire Andy Quildan 2012- Yes
Riot House Promotions Gloucester Unknown 2016- No
Shooting Star Wrestling (SSW) Rotherham Jon Von Diesel 2008- Yes
Southside Wrestling Cambridgeshire Ben Auld 2010- Yes
Superstars Of Wrestling Cheltenham Matt Jarrett 2007- Yes
Target Wrestling Carlisle, Cumbria The Nattrass Brothers 2013- Yes
This Is Wrestling Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Unknown 2008–2009

2012-

No
Thunderslam Wrestling Harlow Charlie Rage 2006- Yes Originally known as Playhouse Wrestlefest from 2006 to 2008.
Total Action Wrestling (TAW) Milton Keynes Samson 2010-2015 Yes Originally known as Anglian Championship Wrestling from 2003 to 2009.
Triple X Wrestling (TXW) Coventry Quentin Hyde-Styles

Corey Vandal

2006- Yes
Ultimate Championship Wrestling (UCW) Wiltshire Gareth Humphries 2003- Yes
Ultimate Wrestling Alliance (UWA) Essex Paul Tyrell

Jonny Storm

1998– No
Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) Dorset

Somerset

Andy Evans

Mark Fry

2014- Yes
Varsity Pro Wrestling (VPW) Hampshire Thomas "UK Kid" Jones 2005- Yes
VII Pro Wrestling Telford

Shrewsbury

Deryn O'Sullivan 2015-2016 Yes
What Culture Pro Wrestling Newcastle upon Tyne WhatCulture Ltd. 2016 - Yes
The Wrestling League Essex

Harwich Colchester

Mark Young 2014- Yes The Wrestling League is based out of East Anglia. They focus on British talent mainly but on occasion use imported stars which have included Sting.
Wrestling Association of Rugby Rugby Andrew Platt

Stuart Platt

2001- Yes
World Association of Wrestling (WAW) East Anglia Ricky Knight 1993- Yes
World War Wrestling (WWW) South East Brett Meadows 2014- Yes
Alpha Omega Wrestling Morecambe Kieran Engelke 2015- Yes
Notable Defunct Promotions
1 Pro Wrestling Doncaster Danny Rodd 2005-2011 No
British Wrestling Federation London Paul Lincoln 1958–1966 No Continued to back Bert Assirati as rightful British Heavyweight Champion after he was stripped of the title by Joint Promotions. Later switched recognition to Shirley Crabtree
Chapman Promotions Ware John Chapman 2005–2006 No
Dynamic Pro Wrestling Morley Ricc Dombrowski 2008-2011 No
Euro Pro American Wrestling Wolverhampton Julio Torres 2006 No
Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA) Essex

London

Alex Shane

Tony Simpson

1993-2007

2009-

Yes Originally known as the Fratton Wrestling Association from 1993 to 1999. Closed in March 2007, but resumed operations in 2009.
Headlock Championship Wrestling All over Great Britain John Stallard 1998–2005 No
Joint Promotions

/ Ring Wrestling Stars

London cartel led by the Dale family and Les Martin (1952-late 1960s)

The Hurst Syndicate (late 1960s)
Jarvis Astaire
William Hill plc (subsidiary 1970s-1986)
Max Crabtree (1986-1995)

1952–1995 No
Legend Wrestling League Wolverhampton Matthew Stark 2005–2008 No
Limited Edition Promotions Wrestling (LEP) South West England Daniel Walsh 2013-2015 Yes No longer produces shows but still runs as an Academy
Midlands Professional Wrestling Coventry Majik

"Psycho" Steve Edwards

2002–2006 No
New Era Wrestling County Durham Martin Bean 2007–2008 No
Northern Wrestling League Greater Manchester Brad Flash 2007–2008 No
NWA UK Hammerlock Kent Tony McMillain 1993-2014 No
Original Pro Wrestling Organisation Blackpool Kriss Sprules

Melicious

2005–2006 No
Pro Wrestling 101 Doncaster Stephen Gauntley 2009–2010 No
Revolution British Wrestling London Ron Sands 2002–2007 No Originally known as WrestlingUK.
Sovereign World Wrestling Alliance Midlands "Crush" Mellor 1994–2009 No Originally known as Sovereign Championship Wrestling from 1994 to 2009. One of the longest running wrestling promotions in the United Kingdom.
Summit Wrestling Norfolk Nick Aldis 2006–2008 No
The Wrestling Alliance All over England Scott Conway 1989–2003 Yes
Triple Team Promotions Cumbria The Nattrass Brothers 2006–2008 No
United Kingdom Wrestling Alliance Liverpool Andrew Huntington 2003–2004 No Affiliated with Revolution British Wrestling.
X-Sports:Wrestling Gloucester Dann Read 2006–2008 No
Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Pro Wrestling Ulster Belfast Andi Thompson 2007- Yes
Defunct
Ulster Championship Wrestling Belfast Unknown 2003–2007 No
Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
British Championship Wrestling East Kilbride Graham McKay 2003- Yes
Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum Glasgow GPWA trainers 2015- Yes
Insane Championship Wrestling Glasgow Mark Dallas 2006- Yes
North-East Wrestling Alliance Arbroath Shaun Harkin 2006- Yes
Premier British Wrestling Glasgow Kid Fite 2006- Yes
Pride Wrestling Glasgow 2012- Yes
Pro Wrestling Elite Ayr Lionheart 2011- Yes
Reckless Intent Wrestling Livingston, West Lothian Jason McKinley 2013- Yes
Scottish Championship Wrestling Haddington,East Lothian Liam Stewart and Luke Paget 2016- Yes
Scottish School of Wrestling West Lothian Murray Stevenson 2002- Yes
Scottish Wrestling Alliance Motherwell Scott Cassidy March 2004- Yes
Scottish Wrestling Entertainment Dundee David Low and Charles Riddell 2003- Yes
WILD Promotions Scotland Carl Conroy 1999- Yes Formed in mid-1999 by Carl Conroy, Darren Levy & Allan Blackstock. Debut event was 17 October 1999 at Northfield YMCA in Birmingham. WILD have since run several hundred events across the UK. WILD have enjoyed close working relationships with both CSF (Wiltshire) and W3L (Fife) in the past, often booking concurrent dates and sharing visiting talent from elsewhere in the country.
WrestleZone Aberdeen 2008- Yes WrestleZone is largely based in Aberdeen but runs shows all year round throughout the North East of Scotland as well as running their own training school.
Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
ATTACK! Pro Wrestling Cardiff Pete England/Dunne 2011- Yes
Britannia Wrestling Promotions North Wales Steve Saxon 2008- Yes
Celtic Wrestling Cardiff Anthony Thomas 2005- Yes


Dragon Pro Wrestling Newport Benjamin Harris 2008- No
Exposure Wrestling Entertainment Newport & Cardiff Nigel Nigsy Fleming 2015- Yes
Royal Imperial Wrestling Port Talbot PJ Schultz

Johnny Harris

2011- No
South Wales Championship Wrestling Rhymney Chris Roberts 2006- Yes
Vertigo Pro Wrestling Cardiff Unknown 2015- No
Welsh Wrestling Wales Alan Ravenhill 2005- Yes
Defunct
National Wrestling Alliance Wales Wales 2006–2007 No Affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance and NWA UK Hammerlock.
Orig Williams Promotions/Orig Williams British Wrestling Federation Rhyl Orig Williams 1965-2009 No Orig Williams continued to promote WWF tribute shows and occasional traditional British shows until his death in 2009.

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