All-England Championship

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IPW:UK All-England Championship
Details
Promotion International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
Date established July 9, 2001
Date retired 13 September 2010
Other name(s)
FWA All England Championship

The IPW:UK All-England Championship (formerly the FWA All-England Championship) was a professional wrestling championship which was originally contested for in Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA) and subsequently in International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW:UK) after FWA's closure. The title was established in 2001 and existed for eight years until it was unified with the IPW:UK Championship in September 2009. The All-England Championship title reigns were determined by professional wrestling matches.

History[edit]

FWA[edit]

The genesis of the All-England title had its roots in the weekly FWA TV show on Portsmouth's MyTV channel in the summer of 2001. With the main FWA title held by Doug Williams, and Williams in a storyline dispute with the promotion's commissioner, Victoria De Montfort, a decision was made to focus on a secondary belt as a TV championship. At the time, the FWA had been using the FWA European Union Championship as a secondary title, and with the company's ownership keen on promoting a particularly English flavour to the show, the title was renamed the All-England championship, a nod to the organisation running the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Scottie Rock, the last-recognised EU Champion, had been coming to the ring wearing the belt, which at that point was not recognised on the TV show. This was explained away as being a "gypsy fighting championship" belt by the commentary team. Nevertheless, Rock and Johnny Storm were chosen to compete for the initial championship, won by Storm in Portsmouth in July 2001.

The championship was initially envisaged as being a Brits-only competition. However, Ahmed Chaer, a Turkish-German wrestler from the German Stampede Wrestling promotion, was given the title to cement a short-lived alliance between the two promotions, though he lost it on his first defence a week later, to Paul Travell. Although the belt would then revert to its homegrown roots, the American Chris Hamrick would also later hold the title.

IPW:UK[edit]

Former champion Leroy Kincade, who defeated Hade Vansen on October 16, 2005, was stripped of the title on November 19, 2006 after siding with IPW:UK in an inter-promotional feud with FWA. Kincade first put his title reign in jeopardy on October 7 of that year by competing in an unsanctioned All-England Title defence at an IPW:UK show. Even though FWA had a working relationship with the promotion, and Kincade in fact retained the title, FWA refused to recognise the result of the match as the FWA management team did not agree for IPW:UK to use the All-England Title name and belt on their show. This continued with Kincade repeatedly siding with IPW:UK and scheduling his own title defences before finally being stripped of the FWA All-England Championship.

Kincade continued to defend the belt even though not officially being champion. However the next official champion would be FWA loyalist Iceman who defeated Kincade at an IPW show. Prior to the match, the FWA announced it would sanction the Title match only if Iceman won.

During the Final Frontiers show, IPW:UK wrestler Sam Slam won the title from Iceman. However, this show also saw IPW:UK win the inter-promotional feud and push FWA out of business, leaving the titles status unclear. FWA would also revive itself as XWA but would sever all ties with the All-England Championship. The title would continue to operate in IPW:UK for just under two years, being part of the British National Championship tournament in 2008, until it was unified into the IPW:UK Championship.[1]

On September 15, 2012, Sha Samuels, holder of the IPW:UK Championship, un-unified the IPW:UK World and IPW:UK All-England belts, putting the All-England title back into active duty.

Title history[edit]

# Wrestler Reigns Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1
Scottie Rock
1
July 9, 2001 20 Became champion when FWA European Union Championship stopped being recognised. [2]
2
Jonny Storm
1
July 29, 2001 28 Portsmouth, Hampshire No Surprises [3]
3
Ahmed Chaer
1
August 26, 2001 6 Essen, Germany Broken Rulz Chaer defeats Storm and Crazy Sexy Mike at a westside Xtreme wrestling (wXw) event in a Winner Takes All Triangle Match for the wXw Highflying Trophy, FWA All-England Championship and Athletik Club Wrestling (ACW) International Championship, respectively. [4]
4
Paul Travell
1
September 1, 2001 104 Harrow, London Trick or Treat Three way match also involving Scottie Rock. [3]
5
Mark Sloan
1
December 14, 2001 203 Acton, London Lights, Camera, Acton [3]
6
Zebra Kid
1
July 5, 2002 290(254) Telford, Shropshire Vendetta [5]
-
Jack Xavier
1
March 16, 2003 1 Broxbourne, Hertfordshire Crunch Masked wrestler J-X defeats Zebra Kid then reveals himself to be Jack Xavier while under suspension. [5]
6
Zebra Kid
2
March 17, 2003 290(35) N/A Championship returned to Zebra Kid when it is revealed that Xavier won the title while suspended. [2]
7
Chris Hamrick
1
April 21, 2003 5 Morecambe, Yorkshire Live event [6]
8
Jonny Storm
2
April 26, 2003 1 Sudbury, Suffolk, Suffolk Live event [6]
9
Zebra Kid
2(3)
April 27, 2003 174 Portsmouth, Hampshire Live event [6]
-
Vacant
-
October 18, 2003 0 Bethnal Green, London British Uprising 2 Zebra Kid forfeits the title by no-showing a scheduled title defence against Flash Barker. [2]
10
Hade Vansen
1
October 18, 2003 729 Bethnal Green, London British Uprising 2 Defeats Flash Barker to win the vacant title after replacing Zebra Kid.
11
Leroy Kincaide
1
October 16, 2005 469 Broxbourne, Hertfordshire Hotwired FWA stopped recognising Kincaide as champion on November 19, 2006 when he sided with IPW:UK but was re-recognised for his defence against FWA wrestler Iceman [2]
12
Iceman
1
January 28, 2007 56 Orpington, Kent No Escape Defeated Kincaide in a match which FWA would only recognise if Iceman won. [7]
13
Sam Slam
1
March 25, 2007 553 Orpington, Kent IPW:UK vs FWA: Final Frontiers Championship renamed All-England Championship when FWA closes at this event. [8]
14
Jonny Moss
1
September 28, 2008 28 Wolverhampton, West Midlands Fourth Anniversary Tour Defeated Sam Slam in the quarter-finals of the British National Championship. [9]
15
Terry Frazier
1
October 26, 2008 252 Bromley, Kent British National Finale Defeated Jonny Moss in the British National Championship final. [10]
16
Leroy Kincaide
2
July 5, 2009 70 Sittingbourne, Kent Summer Sizzler Defeats Frazier for title and contendership for the IPW:UK Championship. [11]
-
Unified
-
September 13, 2009
-
Sittingbourne, Kent 5th Anniversary Show Unified with IPW:UK Championship when Kincaide defeats champion Alex Shane. [12]
17
Sha Samuels
1
September 15, 2012 245 Swanley, Kent Samuels vs. Frazier 2012 Samuels claims he never unified the belts so he is hereby un-unifying them, to crown himself a double champ & IPW Triple-Crown holder. [13]
18
Zack Sabre, Jr
1
May 18, 2013 155 Swanley, Kent Royale Rewards 2013 [14]
19
Jonny Storm
3
October 20, 2013 217 Bethnal Green, London IPW:UK vs. The LSLL #3 [15]
20
Darrell Allen
1
May 25, 2014 175 Tonbridge, Kent Royale Rewards 2014 [16]
21
RJ Singh
1
November 16, 2014 55 Snodland, Kent Unfinished Business 2014 [17]
-
Vacant
-
January 10, 2015
-
Tonbridge, Kent Weekend Of Champions Night 1 Vacated due to RJ Singh retiring [18]
22
Grado
1
March 15, 2015 0 Tonbridge, Kent Battle Royale 2015 Won a 30 man battle royal for the vacant title [19]
22
Jimmy Havoc
1
March 15, 2015 188 Tonbridge, Kent Battle Royale 2015 [19]
23
Sammy Smooth
1
September 19, 2015 399 Tonbridge, Kent Future 8 2015 [20]
24 Scott Star 1 October 22, 2016 272 Selsdon, Surrey Future 8 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IPW:UK Undisputed British Title History". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d "FWA All England Title". Wrestling Titles. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "FWA Results - 2001". Frontier Wrestling Alliance. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  4. ^ "wXw Broken Rulz" (in German). wXw Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  5. ^ a b "FWA results 2002". Frontier Wrestling Alliance. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  6. ^ a b c "FWA results 2003". Frontier Wrestling Alliance. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  7. ^ "No Escape 2007". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  8. ^ "FWA results 2007". Frontier Wrestling Alliance. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Fourth Anniversary Tour - Wolves". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  10. ^ "British National Finale". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  11. ^ "Summer Sizzler 2009". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  12. ^ "5th Anniversary Show". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  13. ^ "Title History". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  14. ^ "IPW:UK Royale Rewards 2013". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  15. ^ "IPW:UK vs. The LSLL #3". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  16. ^ "IPW:UK Royale Rewards 2014". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  17. ^ "IPW:UK Unfinished Business 2014". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  18. ^ "IPW:UK Weekend Of Champions Night 1". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  19. ^ a b "IPW:UK Battle Royale 2015". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  20. ^ "IPW:UK Future 8 2015". International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Retrieved 2015-09-19. 

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