World Wrestling Alliance (Massachusetts)

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World Wrestling Alliance
Acronym WWA
Founded 1996
Defunct 2010
Style American Wrestling
Headquarters Rockland, Massachusetts
Founder(s) Fred and Mike Sparta
Owner(s) Focal Point Consulting (2000-2010)
Mike Sparta (2010-)
Website Official website

The World Wrestling Alliance (WWA, formerly known as World Wrestling Stars and WWA New England) was a New England-based American independent professional wrestling promotion located in Massachusetts. Founded by former WWF referee Fred Sparta and his brother Mike in 1996. Fred retired in the year 2000 and the company was taken over by Focal Point Consulting. In October 2010, Mike Sparta inherited the company due to his longtime "partner" Bob Ambrose tragic passing. The company briefly changed its name World Wrestling Stars in 2009, and then WWA New England a year later. The promotion has been a part of the New England "indy scene" for over 15 years. It has regularly featured "Attitude Era" stars from the World Wrestling Federation including Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, The Undertaker, "Psycho" Sid Vicious, Goldust, Steven Regal, Val Venis, Tom Brandi, The Patriot, Gangrel, Bart Gunn, Doink The Clown, The Godfather, Prince Albert, Scotty Too Hotty, Hottie Dottie Dudley Doll Rosey the Superhero, Edge & Christian and The Hardy Boyz. The World Wrestling Alliance also brought The Oddities to town on numerous occasions.

Sabu, "Prime Time" Brian Lee, Spike Dudley, Stevie Richards and The Blue Meanie from Extreme Championship Wrestling have also been brought in as well as older veteran wrestlers such as "Dangerous" Danny Davis, George "The Animal" Steele, Pat Tanaka, "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, The Giant Silva, Dory Funk, Jr. and manager Jim Cornette. The WWA also hosted Jim Cornette and his New Midnight Express.

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.[1] Quinlan had his debut match in the WWA facing Stagikas on November 26, 1999.[2][3] Its last show was held on November 13, 2010, following the death of longtime commissioner Bob Ambrose.

Roster[edit]

Singles roster[edit]

  • Tre the Smooth Operatin' Gangsta
  • The Kreeper
  • "The Final Freebird" Damian H.S. Darling (wrestling wanna be and locker room thief)
  • Johnny Thunder
  • "The Reflex" Eric Dylan
  • Little Killa
  • Rob "The Giant" Araujo
  • Jason Blade
  • Bob Holly
  • "The Platinum Playboy" J. Busta
  • Disco Inferno
  • Dynamite Doug Summers
  • Josef Von Schmidt

Tag team roster[edit]

  • The Alden Brothers (Shane & Eric)
  • The DelFonzo Brothers (Tony "Da Fonz" & Eddie "Bam Bam" DelFonzo)
  • The French Connection (Antoine Roy & Rush)
  • Carter & Stevens

Other personalities[edit]

  • Mike Sparta, owner and promoter
  • Bob Ambrose, commissioner
  • Shawn O., ring announcer
  • The Skunk, manager
  • Zac Carter, referee
  • Nick Joyce, referee
  • Keith Angelo, referee and head of security
  • The Hecklers (Steve, Tom & Chris), consultants

Championships[edit]

Title Wrestler(s) Date won Location
WWA Heavyweight Championship Anthony "Primetime" Sparta June 13, 2009 Rockland, Massachusetts
WWA United States Championship Danny Davis November 13, 2010 Taunton, Massachusetts
WWA Cruiserweight Championship Shockwave May 23, 2003 Canton, Massachusetts
WWA Tag Team Championship The Lady Killers (Jeff Starr & Shockwave) March 16, 2002

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