OMEGA Championship Wrestling

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OMEGA Championship Wrestling
Acronym OMEGA/OCW
Founded 1997
Headquarters Cameron, North Carolina, United States
Founder(s) Haxz Islam, Thomas Simpson
Matt and Jeff Hardy
Owner(s) Matt and Jeff Hardy

The Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts, also known as OMEGA or OMEGA Championship Wrestling, is an independent professional wrestling promotion based in central North Carolina.[1]

It featured and helped launch the careers of both Hardys,[2] Kid Dynamo,[2] Joey Matthews, Christian York,[2] Venom,[2] C.W. Anderson,[2] Shane Helms,[2][3] and others.

History[edit]

The company was established in 1997, OMEGA was run and created by Matt and Jeff Hardy with help from Thomas Simpson. They began the promotion because, at the time, there weren't many places to wrestle, nor did they know anyone who could help.[1] Both Matt and Jeff Hardy took apart the ring and put it back together at every event they had, while Matt Hardy sewed all the costumes worn in OMEGA.

Closure[edit]

The promotion folded in October 1999,[4] after both Matt and Jeff Hardy had signed with the World Wrestling Federation, leaving the other wrestlers to make careers for themselves, with many moving onto NWA Wildside.

In 2007, Highspots.com produced a two-disc DVD set entitled OMEGA: Uncommon Passion, chronicling the history of the promotion, including matches and interviews with many OMEGA wrestlers.

Revival[edit]

Matt Hardy has announced that OMEGA returns in January 2013 with event entitled "Chinlock For Chuck". The main event featured Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Shane "Hurricane" Helms, & "Cowboy" James Storm defeating Gunner, Steve Corino, CW Anderson, & Lodi. On October 12, 2013 at "Chapel Thrill", Hardy announced a Tournament for the OMEGA Heavyweight Championship which featured Matt Hardy vs. CW Anderson and Shane "Hurricane" Helms vs. "The King" Shane Williams. After Hardy's qualifying match he was attacked by CW but was saved by the returning Willow the Whisp. Hardy won that match and now advance to the finals. In their April event "Chaos in Cameron" The Hardy Boyz defeated The Briscoe Brothers in the main event.

Championships[edit]

Active championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date won Location
OMEGA Heavyweight Champion Vacant Steve Corino December 1, 2000 Raleigh, North Carolina

Defunct championships[edit]

Championship Final champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date won Location
OMEGA New Frontiers Champion Cham Pain Kid Dynamo January 29, 1999 Wendell, North Carolina
OMEGA Tag Team Champions Mike Maverick and Otto Schwanz Shane Helms and Mike Maverick July 31, 1999 Beulaville, North Carolina
OMEGA Light Heavyweight Champion Joey Matthews Christian York January 29, 1999 Wendell, North Carolina

OMEGA Heavyweight Championship Tournament[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
"The King" Shane Williams
Shane "Hurricane" Helms Pin
Shane "Hurricane" Helms
Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy Pin
C.W. Anderson

Roster[edit]

Male wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Notes
C.W. Anderson
Caprice Coleman
Ayman MARDI-WRIGHT Bouzid
Matt Hardy
Gunner
Lodi
Chris Escobar
James Storm
Rick Converse
Jeff Hardy/Willow the Whisp
Steve Corino
Shane "Hurricane" Helms
Trevor Lee
"The King" Shane Williams
Jake Manning
Mickey Gambino

Female wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Notes
Amber O'Neal
Reby Sky
Mia Svensson
Kacee Carlisle
Jayme Jameson

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jim Varsallone (December 2001). "Matt and Jeff Hardy - Interview". Wrestling Digest. Archived from the original on 2007-03-31. Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Hardy, Matt (2007-05-29). "Will Not Die-aries: Thoughts on rival Gregroy Helms". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ Milner, John M. (2005-06-13). "The Hurricane". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Organization Of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 

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