International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom

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International Pro Wrestling:
United Kingdom
Type Public
Industry Professional wrestling
Founded 2004
Headquarters Kent
Key people Daniel Edler, Owner/Chairman
Website Official Site

International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW:UK / IPWUK) is a British professional wrestling promotion. Daniel Edler is the majority owner, chairman and founder of the company. The company was established in 2004 and since their foundation they have held monthly shows in Orpington, Kent. They now hold shows all across the country, and have a pro wrestling training school.

Company history[edit]

The promotion made its debut in September, 2004 with a show called Extreme Measures at the Orpington Halls in Orpington, Kent. The show included an Iron Fist match between Jonny Storm and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's Super Dragon. Other memorable early shows for IPW:UK would include the Best of British series which would see matches to determine the best wrestlers in the UK of a certain class (High Flyers, and Heavyweights). The promotion would soon reach a deal with The Wrestling Channel to broadcast a weekly one-hour television show.

In August, 2006, Frontier Wrestling Alliance allowed IPW:UK to participate in its second Frontiers of Honor show which also involves American promotion Ring of Honor. This working relationship with FWA would seem to take a turn for the worse when several incidents involving IPW:UK using FWA talent when the same talent were scheduled to appear in FWA events, and promoting FWA title defences without asking for permission from the FWA management team. However, these seemingly legit incidents were worked into an inter-promotional feud that would see then IPW:UK Champion Martin Stone be stripped of his FWA Tag Team Title, siding with IPW:UK in preparation to face semi-retired FWA Star Alex Shane in a Promotion vs. Promotion – Winner Takes All Match at Broxbourne on 16 March 2007. This was later changed to The Orpington Halls vs. Flash Barker, on 25 March - an event which IPW:UK won.

In early-2007, IPW:UK announced that from October, 2007 to September, 2008, they would be running a year-long, 64 person tournament entitled the "British National Championship". This culminated in a final bout between Johnny Moss and Terry Frazier, with Frazier coming out on top as the winner of the BNC and the new All-England Champion.

In mid-2007 IPW:UK were contacted by Channel 4's Endemol regarding working with Big Brother's Little Brother and former Big Brother contestant Billi "Lightning" Bhatti. After successful training days, IPW:UK were featured heavily on the BBLB program and have continued to work with Billi ever since, featuring him on several of their live events.

IPW:UK returned to its core values in 2012 with Daniel Edler in sole control, helping to develop new characters for the UK wrestling scene. They now run multiple shows around the country, with a home base Swanley, Kent.

IPW:UK have a training school, available at http://www.ipwuktraining.com

Champions[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Location Previous Champion
IPW:UK World Championship Paul Robinson[1] 07 Dec 2013 Swanley, Kent Sha Samuels
IPW:UK Tag Team Championship The Bhangra Knights
Darrell Allen and RJ Singh[1]
28 September 2013 Broxbourne, Hertfordshire The Bhangra Knights
(James Davis and Rob Lynch)
IPW:UK All-England Championship1 'The Wonderkid' Jonny Storm 20 October 2013 Bethnal Green, London Zack Sabre Jr

Notes[edit]

1 Sha Samuels un-unified the IPW:UK World Championship and IPW:UK All-England Championship on 15 September 2012, putting the All-England title back into active duty.

British Under 23's Championship[edit]

National Under 23's Championship
Information
Promotion British Wrestling United
Brand(s) Hosted by IPW:UK
Date 18 November 2006
Attendance 100
Venue Drill Hall
City Ware, Hertfordshire

The 'National (British) Under 23's Championship was an inaugural professional wrestling event hosted by International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom on 18 November 2006 at the Drill Hall, in Ware, Hertfordshire, to crown the first-ever British Under 23's Champion. The event showcased young talent from over 12 United Kingdom promotions and though the event was hosted by IPW:UK it ran under the British Wrestling United (BWU) banner with the intention for the belt to then be defended on various companies' shows around the country for the foreseeable future. Several "Guest Matches" from promotions took place on the afternoon card before the tournament in the evening, where competitors do not need to meet the Under 23 age qualifier.

# Results Stipulations Times
1 William Grange (c) defeated Martin Kirby and Kid Richie Triple Threat Guest match for the 3CW Young Lions Championship n/a
2 David Sharp defeated Ashton Brown 4FW Guest match n/a
3 Jexodus (Jekkel and eXodus) defeated Jimmy Havoc and Zack Sabre Jr. TXW Tag Team Guest match n/a
4 Aviv Maayan defeated Ollie Burns FWA: Tournament Qualifier Guest match n/a
5 LT Summers (subbing for injured champion Andy Simmonz) defeated Tom Demorey Singles match for the IPW:UK Championship n/a
6 El Ligero (4FW) defeated Charlie Rage (XS:W), Chris Recall (Celtic Wrestling) and Chris Stone (LPW) Four-Way Elimination #1 Contender match for the British Under 23's Championship. n/a

Tournament[edit]

Eight wrestlers, chosen or qualified from eight separate promotions around the country, will face off in a single-elimination one-night tournament, to ultimately crown the first National British Under 23 titleholder.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
WAW Sam Slam(21) Pin
FWA Spud (21)
WAW Sam Slam Pin
RQW Bubblegum
RQW Bubblegum (22)1 Pin
3CW Chris Whitton
WAW Sam Slam7 Pin
IPW:UK Paul Robinson
FWA:A Aviv Maayan (22)2
IPW:UK Paul Robinson (18)3 Pin
IPW:UK Paul Robinson Pin
FWA:A Aviv Maayan6
LDN Marty Scurll (18) NC5
TXW Stiro (17)4

1 Bubblegum won a 9-Man Elimination match to qualify as RQW’s entrant at RQW Summer Brawl 2006 on 18 August 2006.
2 Aviv Mayaan qualified in an FWA:A guest match against Ollie Burns during the afternoon show.
3 Robinson qualified as IPW:UK’s entrant after defeating Aviv Maayan at IPW:UK's 2nd Anniversary on 24 September 2006.
4 Stiro defeated Zack Sabre, Jr. to qualify as TXW’s entrant.
5 Match ends in a no contest after interference from Aviv Maayan and LT Summers with both men being taken out of the tournament.
6 Aviv Mayaan filled the empty semi final spot.
7 Sam Slam becomes the first British Under 23's Champion.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IPW:UK Champions". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 

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