List of professional wrestling promotions in Europe

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This article is about professional wrestling promotions in Europe. For an 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 professional wrestling promotions in Europe, sorted by country, and lists both active and defunct professional wrestling promotions from the 1970s to the 2000s.

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Crazy Wrestling Club Vienna Peter and Thomas Hradil 2007- Yes [1]
European Wrestling Association Vienna Chris Raaber
Michael Kovac
2001- Yes [2][3][4][5][6][7]
Defunct
Catch Wrestling Association Graz Otto Wanz
Peter William
1973-2000 Yes [8][9][10][11]
EXS! Wrestling Premiere League Bruck an der Leitha Wilhelm Reichl 2006-2009 Yes [12]
Professional Wrestling Union Vienna 2000 No [13]
Rings Of Europe Hornstein Marc Landauer 2004-2008 Yes [14][15]
Riotgas Wrestling Alliance Vienna Slash Power 2003-2009 Yes [16]
Vienna Wrestling Club Vienna 1998-2002 No [17]
Wrestling Warriors Austria Vienna Fredi Barne 1990-2003 No [18]

Belgium[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
academy catch wrestling events (A.C.W.E.) huy Bolline laurent 2010- [19]
Be. Catch Company Obaix Del Prato Laurent
Natola Andréa
Natola Michaël
2010- Yes [19]
Belgian Catch Wrestling Federation Boom Salvatore Bellomo 2006- Yes Originally known as the Belgian Wrestling School from 2006 to 2010.[20]
EuroStars Paris - Geneve associated with the French Wrestling Stars 2001- Yes [21]
Flemish Wrestling Force Oosterwijk Rob Eeckhout 2004- Yes Known as Future Wrestling Force from 2005 to 2006.[8][22][23][24]
Pro Wrestling Allstars Antwerp 2008- Yes [25][26]
Defunct

Denmark[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Danish Pro Wrestling Randers Daniel Grønaa
Mr. PPV
Chaos
2004- Yes Originally known as Danish Wrestling from 2004 to 2008.[27][28]
Premier Wrestling League European Sports Promotion Ltd. 2007- Yes [29]
Wrestling DK Fredericia 2011- Yes Also located in Aarhus
Defunct

France[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Association Biterroise de Catch Béziers Max Soulié 2006- Yes [30][31][32][33]
Fédération Française de Catch Professionnel Wissous Henri Deglane
Roger Delaporte
Marc Mercier
1933
1960-89
2006-
Yes [34][35][36][37]
Force Francophone du Catch Toulouse Matthias Chalumeau 2004- Yes [8][38]
Ligue nationale de catch Remiremont Drommer Ludovic
Xavier Christen
2010- Yes [30][31][32][33]
Ouest-Catch Lamballe Régis Béreschel 2011- Yes
N'Catch Tourcoing Ludivine Hugot 2009- Yes [8][39][40]
International Catch Wrestling Alliance Laventie Pierre Fontaine 2002- Yes [8][41][42][43][44][45]
International Wrestling Stars Federation Vincennes Flesh Gordon 1979- Yes [46]
Queens of Chaos Toulouse Jerome Pourrut 2005- Yes [47]
Defunct
Fighting Spirit Federation Toulouse Laurent Pourrut
Jerome Pourrut
Sacha Puyssegur
2005-2007 Yes [48][49]

Germany[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Alpha Pro Wrestling Osnabrück Daniel Hille 2010- Yes [50][51]
Athletik Club Wrestling Weinheim Athletik Club Weinheim 1998- Yes [52][53][54]
Catch Wrestling Norddeutschland Norderstedt Marcus Sellhorn 2006- Yes [55][56][57][58]
Deutsche Wrestling Allianz Visselhövede Christian Städter
Jan Denecke
Markus Ludwig Wagner
1998- Yes Originally known as Northern Amateur Wrestling Alliance from 1998 to 2001.[51][59][60][61]
East Side Wrestling Glauchau Florian Köhler
Steve Douglas
2004- Yes [62]
European Professional Wrestling Bremen Eddie Steinblock 2004- Yes [63][64]
European Wrestling Promotion Hanover Christian Eckstein
Jörg Vespermann
1998- Yes [8][65]
Freestyle Championship Wrestling Deutschland Bottrop 2010- Yes [66][67]
German Hurricane Wrestling Groß-Gerau Aaron Insane 2009- Yes [68][69]
German Stampede Wrestling Köln Alexander Erven
Ingo Vollenberg
2001- Yes [8][70][71][72]
German Wrestling Federation Berlin 1999- Yes [8][73]
German Wrestling Promotion Fürth Andre Hain 2006- Yes [74]
Mad Wrestling Association Lübeck Markus Bielfeldt 2006 - Yes [75][76]
New European Championship Wrestling Nuremberg Alex Wright 2009 - Yes [76][77][78][79][80]
Nordic Championship Wrestling Hamburg Reinhard Schmidt 2008- Yes [81][82][83][84]
Nordisch Fight Club Hamburg Karsten Kretschmer 2006- Yes [82][85][86][87]
Pro Wrestling Fighters Kellinghusen Marcel A. Mölln 2007- Yes [88]
Professional Wrestling Alliance Hamburg Björn Behrens 2002- Yes [89]
Rhein Neckar Wrestling Baden-Württemberg 2010- Yes [90]
TopCatch Hamburg Andrea Babic 2009- Yes [91][92][93]
Verband Der Berufsringer Berlin 1912- Yes Oldest known wrestling promotion in the world.[94]
Westside Xtreme Wrestling Oberhausen Felix Kohlenberg, Tassilo Jung, Jörg Steinmetzler, Christian Michael Jakobi 2000- Yes [8][95][96][97][98]
Wrestling-Family-Germany Promotion Münchweiler an der Alsenz 2009- Yes [99]
Defunct
Catchen Auf Dem Heiligengeistfeld Hamburg Sven Hansen 1979?-1984 No [100]
European Wrestling Fighters Nuremberg Josef Kreitmair 2000-2002 Yes Originally known as the Extreme Wrestling Federation in 2000, and EURO Wrestling Fighters from 2000 to 2001.[101]
European Wrestling Federation Hamburg Dave Morgan 1999-2001 No [102]
European Wrestling Union Bochum 2001 Yes [103]
Fiend Wrestling Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen Peter Wiechers 2006-2010 Yes [104]
German Pro Wrestling Gerd Völlink 1994-1995 No [105]
German Wrestling Alliance Munchen Günther Wagner 1999-2002 No [106]
German Wrestling Association Heidelberg Big Sick Ben 2000-2003 No [107]
German Wrestling United Hadamar Alexander Steller 2006-2007 No [108]
Global Wrestling Organisation Hamburg Michael Uhlig 2005-2007 Yes Originally known as Global & German Wrestling Organisation from 2005 to 2006.[109]
Ilgen & Zimmermann event-Management Husum Matthias Rüdiger Freiherr von Ilgen
Carsten Zimmermann
2008 No [110]
Independent Wrestling World Hanover Stefan Haupt 1997-2003 No [111]
NWA Germany Brinkum Franz Schumann 1999-2002 No Affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance.[112]
New Alliance of Wrestling Athletes Uelzen Jan Denecke 2002-2003 Yes [113]
Roland Bock's Catch Reichertshofen Roland Bock 1978 No [114]
Southern Wrestling Organisation Saarlouis 2007-2009 No Originally known as the Saarland Wrestling Organisation from 2007 to 2009.[115][116]
Universal Wrestling Federation Helmstedt Rico Mecke 2000-2001 No [117]
VoRo Agentur Karlsruhe Gerd Völlink
Hans Roocks
1990-1993 No [118]
World Professional Wrestling 1994 No [119]
World Wrestlings Superstars Alex Valdez
Bob Yorey
Peter Hirschler
1992-1994 No [120]
Xtreme Championship Wrestling Attaching Denny Steger 2002-2005 Yes [121]

Hungary[edit]

Name Location Owner's Years Active Website Notes
Active
Hungarian Championship Wrestling Budapest Icarus
Renegade
Dover
J-Hawk
2010- Yes First Hungarian promotion

Italy[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Wrestling Italiano Veramente Autentico Reggio Emilia Paolo Giorgi 2012- Yes [122][123]
Italian Championship Wrestling Pavia Emilio Bernocchi 2001- Yes [122][124][125][126][127][128]
Italian Wrestling Superstars Luca Marietta 2000- Yes [122][129]
Nu-Wrestling Evolution Turin Roberto Indiano 2005- Yes [122][130][131]
Total Combat Wrestling Milan Jacopo Galvani 2006- Yes [122][132][133]
United Italian Wrestlers Venice Roberto Pilla 2005- Yes [122][134]
Xtreme Italian Wrestling Messina Marcello Crescenti

Salvatore Turchi

1999- Yes [122][135]
Defunct
European Wrestling Federation Michele Posa 2004-2005 No [136][137]
Italian Wrestling Entertainment 2007-2008 Yes [122]
International Wrestling Zone Luca Corolli
Raffaella Marasco
2006 No [138][139]
Pure Pro Wrestling Pisa Marco Cini
Federico Di Stefano
Giovanni Lo Iacono
2006-2011 Yes [140]

Ireland[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Celtic Championship Wrestling Cork Lee Cahalane 2012- Yes
American Wrestling Rampage Dublin Joey Cabray 2006- Yes Originally known as No Limit Wresting from 2006 to 2007.[141][142][143][144]
Dublin Championship Wrestling Dublin 2010- Yes
Fight Factory Pro Wrestling Bray Phil Boyd 2007- Yes [145]
Irish Whip Wrestling Dublin Simon Rochford 2002- Yes [146][147][148]
Main Stage Wrestling Dublin Lenny Hanna 2010- Yes
Defunct
Celtic Pro Wrestling Dublin Blake Norton 2005-2007 Yes [146][149][150][151]
NWA Ireland Dublin Fergal Devitt
Paul Tracey
2004-2008 Yes Affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance.[146][152][153][154][155][156]

The Netherlands[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Dutch Pro Wrestling Rotterdam Marco Kriek
Rick Peters
Richard van IJseldijk
2004- Yes Originally known as Dutch Championship Wrestling from 2004 to 2006.[157][158][159]
Pro Wrestling Holland Noord-Holland

Utrecht Eindhoven

Gabriel Angelfyre
Tengkwa
Kid Lux
Big Geert
2004- Yes Known as Dutch Extreme Wrestling (or DEW Wrestling) from 2004 to 2006.[8][160][161][162][163]
Pro Wrestling Showdown Koog aan de Zaan Lucas Tuijn 2007- Yes [164][165]
Defunct
Freestyle Championship Wrestling Groningen Bas Jussen 1997- 2011 Yes [8][166][167]
New Blood Wrestling Utrecht Rodney Faverus, Rico Bushido 2004-2005 No [168]
Rapslam Wrestling Almere Lucas Tuijn 2007 Yes [169]

Poland[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Do Or Die Wrestling Rzeszow Don Roid
2009- Yes [170][171][172][173][174]
Defunct
Total Blast Wrestling Warsaw Anrzej Supron
Paweł Borkowski
2009-2011 Yes [175][176]
Active
Maniac Zone Wrestling Wrocław Unknown 2014- Yes

Portugal[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Associação Portuguesa de Wrestling Portimão Francisco Português 1993- Yes [8][177][178]
World Stars Of Wrestling Lisbon Alexandre Marques 2008- Yes [179][180][181][182]
Wrestling Portugal Queluz Afonso Malheiro 2007- Yes [183][184]

Russia[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Independent Wrestling Federation Moscow Vadim Koryagin 2002- Yes First Russian promotion.[8][185]
Russian Professional Wrestling Moscow Ilyas Torres 2010- Yes
Russian Wrestling Federation Moscow Kirill Michugin 2011- Yes
Defunct

Spain[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Asociación Española de Wrestling Barcelona Carlos Gasco 2009- No [186]
Eventos de Wrestling Europeo Spain Professor Jose Serrano 2006- Yes Originally known as Empresa de Wrestling Europea from 2006 to 2008.[8][187]
Super Wrestling Alliance Barcelona 2007- Yes [188][189]
Spanish Pro Wrestling Barcelona Axel Salazar, León Dorado 2011- Yes
Defunct
Corporación Internacional de Catch Barcelona/Madrid (toured nationally) c.1930s-c.1975 No [190]
Luchadores Independientes de Europa 1992-1993 No Last major wrestling promotion to run in Spain.[190]

Scandinavia[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Fight Club Finland Lahti, Finland Raine Kauppinen 2006- Yes Successor of Pro Wrestling Finlandia.[8][191][192][193]
GBG Wrestling Göteborg, Sweden Erik Isaksen 2005- Yes [8][194]
Norwegian Wrestling Federation Norway Erik Isaksen 2001- Yes [8][195][196][197]
Svensk Wrestling Syd Malmö, Sweden Killer Karlson 2009- Yes [198][199][200]
Defunct
Pro Wrestling Finlandia Lahti, Finland Maria Gren 2003-2006 Yes [8][191][201]
Valhalla Pro Wrestling Helsinki, Finland Patrick Pesola 2003-2005 No [202]

Switzerland[edit]

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Swiss Championship Wrestling Bern Pascal Signer 2007- Yes [79][203]
World Wide Pro Wrestling Tuggen Jamie Gardner 2007- Yes [204]
Swiss Power Wrestling Lausanne Adrian Johnatans 2004- Yes
Defunct
IWA Switzerland Schindellegi 2005 - 2007 Yes [205]
Rings Of Europe Switzerland Weesen Pascal Signer 2005 - 2007 Yes [206]
Swiss Wrestling Federation Oberglatt Fabio Sessa 2000 - 2004 No [207][208]
Ultimate Contact Wrestling Bauma Sascha Schnellmann 2007 No [209]

Turkey[edit]

Name Location Owner's Years Active Website Notes
Active
Turkish Power Wrestling İstanbul Bilgehan Demir 2010 Yes

United Kingdom[edit]

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