Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation

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Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Thing #28 (Oct 1985)
Created by Mike Carlin
Ron Wilson
In-story information
Type of business Professional wrestling
Employee(s) Armadillo
Vance Astrovik
Blacksmith
Cataphrax
Demolition Man
Ikaris
Jersey Devil
Little John
She-Thing
Thing

The Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation (UCWF) is a fictional organization in the Marvel Comics Universe. It is an association for professional wrestlers who possess superhuman strength, endurance and resistance to injury.

Overview[edit]

The UCWF was founded by a promoter named Edward Garner after a wrestler who he managed was banned from several existing professional wrestling organizations because he possessed superhuman strength. The UCWF is organized into "weight divisions"... not based on the wrestler's body weight, but on how much tonnage he can lift. The lowest division (for those with the strength to lift (press) two to ten tons) was phased out early in the Federation's history as not being "spectacular" enough.

Numerous superhuman individuals have fought in the UCWF at one time or another, including both those recognized as superheroes and supervillains. Prominent members have included The Thing, Justice (then known as Marvel Boy), and Demolition Man. The ranks of the UCWF have also included mutants, aliens, members of the Eternals (like Ikaris) and the Deviants, and many of the other varieties of super-strong beings from throughout the Marvel Universe.

By far the most common participants, however, have been those who have undergone the strength-augmenting treatment of the Power Broker, a quasi-legal corporation run by Curtiss Jackson that uses the fruits of the many mad scientists populating the Marvel universe. The process is somewhat risky, however, and many wind up deformed or with severe health problems as a result. Also, the Power Broker organization is not without its corruption; at times, they not only augment their clients, but inject them with highly addictive drugs in order to control them. As a result, many of the Unlimited Class wrestlers also find themselves moonlighting as supervillains. The Power Broker has also played a significant role in the lives of other villains and heroes, particularly the U.S. Agent.

After appointing a new general manager, UCWF is shown to become a more scripted sports entertainment version of itself much to the disappointment of former champion Ben Grimm.

Members[edit]

Teams[edit]

Grapplers[edit]

The second incarnation of the all-girl group known as the Grapplers. This group is the female division of the Unlimited Class Wrestling. Most of them had their strength augmented by Power Broker[11]

Power Tools[edit]

They all had their strength-augmented by Dr Karl Malus and became his agents[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Captain America #316 (Apr 1986)
  2. ^ Thing #30 (Dec 1985)
  3. ^ a b c d Thing #28 (Oct 1985)
  4. ^ Eternals vol. 2 #1 (Oct 1985)
  5. ^ Eternals (vol. 2) #1 (Oct 1985)
  6. ^ Thing #29 (Nov 1985)
  7. ^ Thing #34 (Apr 1986)
  8. ^ Thing #29
  9. ^ a b c Captain America #328
  10. ^ a b Captain America #316
  11. ^ a b c d e Thing #33
  12. ^ a b c Marvel Two-In-One #54
  13. ^ Captain America #319
  14. ^ a b Punisher Vol. 7 #5
  15. ^ http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/preview2.php?image=previews/marvelcomics/punisher/villains/PunisherVillains-8.jpg
  16. ^ a b c d e Avengers Spotlight #29
  17. ^ a b Captain America #373
  18. ^ Captain America #371

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