NYWC was founded in 2002 by former ECW Triple-crown winner Mikey Whipwreck, former Team Taz and ECW House of Hardcore school alumni John Curcie and NYC independent wrestler turned NYWC booker Shane O'Neill, the NYWC has been slowly churning out talent in the Northeast. they train nightly at the Sportatorium and run regular shows using the promotion's talent as well as a few outside names - ranging from Tom Prichard to Tommy Dreamer to Justin Credible to Matt Striker, who himself found himself on the WWE radar after wrestling Dreamer for NYWC years ago. The Sportatorium, converted and zoned for wrestling, sits in a strip mall that holds a lot of storage and office space. Every seat in the facility (with walls painted black to add to the aura of being at an event when the lights are dimmed) is intimate. Designed to feel like a smaller version of the original ECW Arena and seating about 300 or so, the building is so good as a venue that DGUSA that booked PPVs there and other independent groups regularly book it for themselves. The biggest show of the year, the Psycho Circus, featuring barbed wire, weapons, a steel cage and other instruments of destruction. There will be chaos when storylines come to a head, but the majority of the card is filled out with strong, athletic matches that wouldn't have seemed out of place in the WCW Cruiserweight division of Jim Crockett Promotions in previous generations. On October 22, 2013, nine wrestling promotions created a new wrestling body, the United Wrestling Network.