In April 1998, the World Wrestling Federation came to the WWS (then the WWA) looking for a place where the next generation of WWE stars could compete, and the WWS became the home of many of its future stars. The promotion has also developed many stars that have gone on to the WWE through the WWS/WWA New England Training Camps whose past trainers have included Super Nova & Dr. Tom Prichard. Many former wrestlers for Extreme Championship Wrestling, Total Non-Stop Action, World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment competed in the promotion for years before entering the pros, most notably, Aaron Stevens, Kenny Dykstra, John Quinlan, and John Stagikas. Quinlan had his debut match in the WWA facing Stagikas on November 26, 1999. Its last show was held on November 13, 2010, following the death of longtime commissioner Bob Ambrose.