List of independent wrestling promotions in Canada

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This article is about independent professional wrestling promotions in Canada. For international listing, see List of professional wrestling promotions. For a list of National Wrestling Alliance-affiiated promotions, see List of NWA territories.

This is a list of independent wrestling promotions in Canada, sorted by regional area, and lists both active and defunct "indy promotions."

West Coast[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

K.C. Andrews with the Big West Wrestling Television championship belt
Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
All-Star Wrestling (formerly NWA: All-Star Wrestling) Vancouver Mark Vellios (2007-)[1] 1962-1989, 2007- Yes
Big West Wrestling Kelowna Marty Sugar 2011- Yes
Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling Vancouver Dave Republic (1996-2010)
Michael Sweetser (2010-2012)
ECCW Entertainment, LTD (2010-)
1996- Yes Formerly Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling.
Thrash Wrestling 2004-[2]- Yes
Pure Wrestling Association Campbell River Mike Becherer (2013-) 2013- Yes
Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling Nanaimo Brent LaPlante, Cody Washington and Raeannon Allemeersch (2013-) 2013- Yes Facebook
Defunct
Pro Wrestling Canada Vancouver Yes
Top Ranked Wrestling No
Victoria City Wrestling No

Prairies[edit]

Alberta[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Monster Pro Wrestling Edmonton Yes
Prairie Wrestling Alliance Edmonton Don Ferguson (2001-2011)
Kurt Sorochan
2001- Yes
Pure Power Wrestling Lethbridge Kevin Farrell, Ed Gatzky, Richard Rainey 2010- Yes
Revolution Pro Edmonton Justin Sczembora 2013- Yes
Defunct
Canadian All-Pro Wrestling Calgary Tim Stein 2011-2012 No
Can-Am Wrestling Grand Prairie No
Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling Calgary Darryl Harty
Ed Langley
1992-1995 No
Hart Legacy Wrestling Calgary 2013 No
Power Zone Wrestling Lethbridge 2005-2009 Yes Facebook
Stampede Wrestling Calgary Stu Hart (1948-1984)
Vince McMahon (1984-1985)
Bruce Hart (1985-1989, 1999-2005)
Ross Hart (1999-2005)
Bill Bell (2005-2008)
1948-1989
1999-???
No

Saskatchewan[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Gold Dragon Wrestling Moose Jaw Jan & Michelle Armstrong 2008- Yes Facebook
High Impact Wrestling Canada Regina Charles Pichette (1996-2012)

Mike Roberts (2013–Present)

1996- Yes
High Impact Wrestling Wildside Regina Mike Roberts (2013–Present) 2013- Yes Will have a separate roster, schedule, and events than High Impact Wrestling Canada, but will co-promote the three big events.
Ringside Wrestling Moose Jaw Joe Neustaeter 2014- Yes Facebook Held their first show as Central Canadian Wrestling, but High Impact Wrestling trademarked that name following that first show. From than on they will be known as Ringside Wrestling.
Defunct
Professional Outlaw Wrestling Saskatoon Yes

Manitoba[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Canadian Wrestling Elite Winnipeg Danny Warren 2009- Yes
New Wrestling Nation Île-des-Chênes No
Premiere Championship Wrestling Winnipeg Andrew Shallcross 2002- Yes
Steeltown Pro Wrestling Selkirk 2007- Yes
WFX Wrestling Winnipeg Jeff Dyck 2007- Yes
Defunct
Action Wrestling Entertainment Winnipeg 2005-2006 No
Canadian Wrestling Federation Ernie Todd 1996-2012 No

East[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Josh Alexander with the Alpha-1 Alpha Male championship belt (in left hand) and Zero Gravity belt (in right hand)
Cody Deaner posing with the Classic Championship Wrestling Heavyweight belt
Cherry Bomb holding up the Tri-City Wrestling's Women's title
Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Alpha-1 Hamilton Julian Micevski[3] 2010- Yes This company was on an indefinite hiatus as of their show on October 21, 2012, due to financial issues that are related to thefts totaling at least $1,350. It resumed in 2013 with REHAB.
Apocalypse Wrestling Federation Toronto Ron Hutchison No
Canadian Wrestling Action Cornwall Greg Ezard January 2007 – present Yes Facebook
Capital City Championship Wrestling Ottawa Mark P., 2007- Yes
Canadian Pro Wrestling Woodstock Derek "Highlander Robbie" MacAllister Couch 2011–present
Championship Wrestling International Brantford Nick "Nitro" Wyman 1998- Yes Facebook
Classic Championship Wrestling Southern Ontario Jay McDonald 2009- Yes
Crossfire Wrestling St. Catharines Chris LaPlante 2012- Yes
Deathproof Fight Club South-Western Ontario Chad Gowing
2009- Yes (Facebook only)
Extreme Wrestling League Show Brooklin Darryl Swoffer Yes
Fight! Brand Toronto 2011- Yes
Fringe Pro Wrestling Hamilton Cameron Banks 2013- Yes
Great Canadian Wrestling Oshawa David Lorne 2005- Yes
Great White North (GWN) Wrestling Hamilton 2007- No
Magnificent Championship Wrestling Brantford Nick Mercante 2010- Yes (Facebook)
Maximum Pro Wrestling Toronto
Windsor
Scott D'Amore
Arda Ocal
Jason Brown
Jeffrey Scott
James Trepanier
Dave Blezard
2010- Yes
Mecca Pro Wrestling Yes
Neo Wrestling Niagara Falls Jesse Friskey (2002-2006)[4]

Jesse Scott (2002-2006, 2011-)[5]

2002-2006
2011-[6]
Yes (Facebook only) Formerly known as Neo Spirit Pro Wrestling
Niagara Pro Wrestling Fort Erie Aaron Thompson 2010- Yes (Facebook only)
Ontario Championship Wrestling Kingston (and area) Roy Demerchant 2009- Yes Facebook
Pure Wrestling Association Kitchener
Cambridge
Mike Becherer 2005- Yes
PWA Niagara Niagara Region Pete Stalmach 2006- Yes (Facebook only)
Rage Wrestling No
Sault Area Wrestling Yes (Facebook only)
Smash Wrestling Toronto 2011- Yes
Squared Circle Wrestling Toronto Yes
Conflict Wrestling Kitchener Jeffery Marsh 2011- Yes
TWA Powerhouse St. Catharines Frank Ryckman 2008- Yes
Twin Wrestling Entertainment Jian Magen (1999-)
Page Magen (1999-)
1999- Yes
Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers Toronto Anthony Kingdom James 2007, 2012- Yes
Victory Commonwealth Wrestling [Toronto] Ross Aitken, Chris Doyle 2013 [www.vcwrestling.com]
WrestleCrisis Toronto Ross Aitken[7] 2011- Yes Facebook
Defunct
Border City Wrestling Windsor Scott D'Amore 1993-2010 No Merged with BSE Pro in 2010 with Maximum Pro Wrestling being founded as a result.
BSE Pro Toronto Dave Blezzard 2005-2010 No Merged with Border City Wrestling in 2010 with Maximum Pro Wrestling being founded as a result.
Canadian Grand Prix Wrestling Joe Dunlap Folded 2007 Yes (Facebook only)
Canadian Wrestling Revolution Toronto Frank Greco 2007-2010
Maple Leaf Wrestling Toronto Jack Corcoran (1930-1939)
John Tunney (1939)
Frank Tunney (1939-1983)
Jack Tunney (1983-1986)
Eddie Tunney (1983-1986)
1930-1986 No
Moonshine Branded Wrestling Welland Matthew Terry Yes (Facebook only)
Pro Wrestling Xtreme Tillsonburg Jay McDonald/Dan Vandekerckhove 2004-2009 Yes
UWA Hardcore Wrestling Toronto Joe E. Slick
Osiris
2003-2008 No
Wrestling Eclipse Sean Murley Yes (Facebook only)

Quebec[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Elite Wrestling Revolution Quebec City Eric Picard
Patrick La Rue
Claude Provost
No
Inter Species Wrestling Montreal Mike Rotch 2005- Yes
Northern Championship Wrestling Montreal 1986- Yes
nCw Femmes Fatales Montreal 2009- Yes
Rage Wrestling Entertainment Yes
Defunct
International Wrestling Syndicate Montreal Manny Eleftheriou 1998-2010 No

Maritimes[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Innovative Hybrid Wrestling Greater Moncton Hub City Productions 2005–Present Yes
XWA Pro Wrestling Saint John Ryan Heath 2006–Present Yes
Defunct
Grand Prix Wrestling Moncton Emile Duprée (1977-1986 and 2001-2008)
Paul Peller (1986-1992)
Mike Zinck (2001)
1977-1992 and 2001-2008 No

Nova Scotia[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
East Coast Pro Wrestling Sheldon MacLean Yes
MainStream Wrestling Entertainment Sheet Harbour Devin Chittick 2000-Present No
Twin City Wrestling Dartmouth Cyril Richards 2012 - Present Yes
Ultimate Championship Wrestling Halifax / Spryfield Chuck "Coalminer Chuck" Martin 2007 - Present Yes
Wrestlecentre 2013-
Defunct
Eastern Sports AssociationH Halifax Al Zink (1969-1975)
Rudy Kay (1969-1975)
Bobby Kay (1975-1976)
1969-1976 No
New Breed Wrestling Truro 2008-2012 Yes (Facebook only)

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Legend City Wrestling St. John's Dan Bjorkdahl 2009–Present Yes
Cutting Edge Wrestling St. John's Dan Gosse 1998 - 2007, 2011–Present Yes
Newfoundland Pro Wrestling St. John's Steve Clarke 2013-Present Yes

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Red Rock Wrestling Stratford Mike Hughes 2009- Yes

References[edit]

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  3. ^ van der Griend, Blaine (2012-01-18). "Ontario indy Alpha-1 lands TV deal". slam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  4. ^ LaCroix, Corey David (2003-11-11). "The year of Neo Spirit". slam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Cheevers, Melinda (2011-08-11). "Wrestling’s Wylde Card takes centre stage". niagarathisweek.com. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
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  7. ^ Semley, John (2011-04-08). "Video Game Wrestlers Go For Broke". torontoist.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012.