Powerful Women of Wrestling

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Powerful Women of Wrestling
Acronym POWW
Founded 1987
Style American Wrestling
Headquarters Indianapolis, Indiana (1987-1990)
Founder(s) David McLane
Owner(s) David McLane (1987-1990)

Powerful Women of Wrestling (also known as POWW) is a defunct professional wrestling promotion based out of Indianapolis, Indiana founded by David McLane, founder of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling and Women of Wrestling.

History[edit]

After David McLane left Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), he returned to Indianapolis and created Powerful Women of Wrestling (POWW). Many wrestlers left GLOW due to pay disputes and joined McLane's new POWW promotion under altered ring names.[1] Unlike GLOW (which focused on comedy, variety, and skits), POWW focused more on actual wrestling. POWW was aligned with World Wrestling Association in Indianapolis and their titles were sometimes referred to as the WWA Women's Championship and WWA Women's Tag Team Championship. They were also briefly aligned with the American Wrestling Association during 1989. That same year, many of the POWW wrestlers were featured in the 1989 film American Angels- Baptism of Blood. The promotion closed the following year in 1990.

Alumni[edit]

Championships[edit]

POWW Championship[edit]

Natasha the Russian was the first POWW Champion. She lost the title on the second TV episode. Nina was the second POWW Champion. She lost the title to Sasha the Russian, but later regained it.[3] The title was also referred to as the WWA Women's Championship.

Belt design[edit]

Initially, the title was a crown worn by the champion and was referred to as the "POWW Crown". Eventually the crown was replaced by a white sash belt with metal studs spelling the words "POWW Champion" fastened on the sash.[4]

POWW Tag Team Championship[edit]

Luna Vachon and Hot Rod Andie defeated The Blonde Bombshells (Brandi Mae and Malibu) to become the first POWW Tag Team Champions.[3] The titles were also referred to as the WWA Women's Tag Team Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Schramm (November 2, 2008). "GLOW Volumes 3 and 4 still miss out on what the fans want". 
  2. ^ Brown, Mark (December 20, 2007). "Rush hours to after hours". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  3. ^ a b Manzer M. Montgomery (November 2, 2008). "Manzerman's Women's Wrestling Tapes - POWW". 
  4. ^ Fotolog (2011-01-07). "Lisa Moretti as "Nina" in POWW". 

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