World Wide Wrestling Alliance

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World Wide Wrestling Alliance
Acronym WWWA
Founded 2004
Style American Wrestling
Headquarters Columbus, Ohio (2005-current)
Founder(s) Richard Arpin
Owner(s) Richard Arpin (2004)
Dave Nelson (2004-2005)
Parent National Wrestling Alliance
Formerly NWA Ohio
Website WWWAwrestling.net
WorldWideWrestlingAlliance.com

The World Wide Wrestling Alliance (WWWA, 3WA), formerly known as NWA Ohio, is a defunct American professional wrestling promotion. However, NWA Ohio Owner & Promoter Dave Nelson's claim of ownership of the WWWA name is disputed.

History[edit]

Founded by promoter Richard Arpin, the promotion joined the National Wrestling Alliance as NWA Ohio before being bought by promoter Dave Nelson in 2004. In mid-2005, the organization was renamed the World Wide Wrestling Alliance and held its first event in Circleville, Ohio featuring "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan winning the WWWA United States Heavyweight Championship defeating Scott Powers on August 21, 2005. Soon after, the promotion announced its wrestlers would receive contracts to wrestle exclusively for the WWWA. A tour of Iraq for the US Army was advertised as well as a later PPV was also scheduled to air on September 20, 2005.[1]

However, less than a year later, the organization had attracted a great deal of controversy. In 2005, after a failed attempt to purchase Total Nonstop Action Wrestling,[2] Nelson claimed the promotion would go national with a weekly program on ESPN2. However, the show did not debut as promised, and ESPN claimed to have never heard of or spoken to Nelson or the company. Former WWE and WCW star Hacksaw Jim Duggan has been listed as co-owner of the promotion, but has disclaimed any affiliation on his official website, saying that, despite making a few appearances with the company, he has never signed a contract with them, and that he "has nothing to do with the WWWA or NWA Ohio." [3] Bill Apter, best known as editor of such wrestling publications as Pro Wrestling Illustrated, was claimed to be the Commissioner of 3WA.

Finally, another independent wrestling company using the same name of the World Wide Wrestling Alliance has alleged that Dave Nelson's company is guilty of theft and trademark violation.[4]

Champions[edit]

Current champions of the "REAL" WWWA[edit]

Titles Current Champion(s) as of 5/7/2010
World Championship Dr. Ruthless
Heavyweight Championship Nigel Houseman
United States Championship Mitch a Palooza
Intercontinental Championship Johnny Maxx
Tag Team Championship Cujo & Shatter
High Impact Championship "Hollister Punk Rocker" Glenn Storms
Ladies Championship Cindy Rogers

Current champions of the WWWA[edit]

Titles Current Champion(s) as of 7/9/2012
World Championship Stevo the Devo
Heavyweight Championship Molsonn
United States Championship Mike Goldstein
Intercontinental Championship Grey Wolf
Tag Team Championship The Big Dog (Cujo & Izzy)
High Impact Championship Ken Andrews
Ladies Championship Jenny from the Block

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Adam (2005-08-24). "New WWWA promotion (formerly NWA Ohio) gains ESPN TV deal, more". WrestleView.com. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  2. ^ Nation, Ryan (2005-08-24). "SLAM! Wrestling: Ohio promoter Nelson eyes bigger things". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Update: October 8th/05". HacksawJimDuggan.com. Archived from the original on 2005-11-19. Retrieved 2005-10-16. 
  4. ^ "World Wide Wrestling Alliance News". Archived from the original on 2005-11-05. Retrieved 2005-10-20.