Template talk:Professional wrestling in the United States

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We might consider adding the following:

  • Houston Wrestling (Paul Boesch)
  • International Championship Wrestling (Angelo Poffo)
  • National Wrestling Federation (Pedro Martinez)
  • NWA Detroit (The Sheik)
  • NWA Hollywood Wrestling (LeBells)
  • NWA Mid-America (Nick Gulas)
  • NWA San Francisco (Roy Shire)
  • NWA Western State (Funks)
  • Southwest Championship Wrestling (Joe Blanchard)

Those are the remaining defunct major U.S. (I excluded Canada, since we now have our own template for it) promotions/territories, as depicted in a WWE-made, even though there are no articles on those promotions yet.

--Darkguy 01:22, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Alphabetical Order?[edit]

I have thought that maybe we should put the promotions in alphabetical order? Mr. C.C. 07:02, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Hmmm... I thought about that too at first, but the decided to go for an approach to sort them by importance/recognizability instead. Arguably, the most important indy in the US is ROH, OVW being the major WWE-development territory and genereally considered a very good promotion would follow, etc. My line of thought was, that people could easily browse the more important promotions that way. Alphabetical sorting might help to easier find the desired promotion. Since I actually put some time n establishing the order as it is now, I would leave things as they are. But if the majority disagress, we might as well sort them in alphabetical order. --Darkguy 03:48, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
Well seeing as we are going by notability at this time, shouldn't CHIKIRA PRO be ahead of Heartland Wrestling? Mr. C.C. 04:52, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
they should be liasted by importance
Importance is subjective and will lead to an unmanageable list.LM2000 (talk) 20:34, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
Absolutely. Anything other than straight, objective alphabetical order. Anything else is WP:OR. oknazevad (talk) 00:19, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Dragon Gate USA[edit]

Is not by any means notable enough to be called a national promotion. I can think of a few other indies that have more notability. KP McZiggy (Allow Me To Introduce Myself...) 01:03, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Ring of Honor[edit]

Can some provide some clarification why ROH is not listed as a national? They really aren't an "indy" promotion anymore since Sinclair Broadcast Group bought them out. Thanks! (Bes2224 (talk) 17:31, 12 May 2013 (UTC))

Because they have no true national television deal. Their show is shown exclusively on Sinclair stations, none of which are in the top 10 media markets. Not even Philadelphia, where they are nominally based. So they don't have national distribution, and therefore aren't a national promotion. oknazevad (talk) 19:57, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for clarifying! (Bes2224 (talk) 05:38, 15 May 2013 (UTC))
ROH from 2009-2010 was on national cable network HD Net. Current owner Sinclair is continually buying stations in new markets all the time, increasing ROH's footprint. ECW didn't "become an indy" again after it was booted off Spike TV when WWF came in. Point is ROH did make it to national TV with HD Net, and once you're there, the top title should be regarded as world title level. (talk) Vjmlhds 23:05, 9 June 2013 (UTC)