Full Impact Pro
|Founded||August 2, 2003|
|Headquarters||Largo, Florida, U.S.|
Sal Hamaoui – President|
Trevin Adams – VP
Full Impact Pro (FIP) is an American professional wrestling promotion. FIP started out as the sister promotion of Ring of Honor, working closely with them until 2009. It is currently part of the World Wrestling Network (WWN) along with Dragon Gate USA, Evolve Wrestling, and Shine Wrestling. Sal Hamaoui founded the company and serves as the President while Trevin Adams is the Vice President of FIP.
FIP was founded in 2003 and has run the majority of their shows in Florida. The promotion was inactive from late 2011 until early 2013; in 2014 and 2015, FIP ran about one show per month on average. They currently promote the FIP World Heavyweight Championship, FIP Tag Team Championship, and the FIP Florida Heritage Championship.
Full Impact Pro was founded in 2003 by Sal Hamaoui, based out of Florida the professional wrestling promotion was supported by Ring of Honor (ROH), considered its "sister promotion". The first show was held on August 2, 2003. The main event saw Mike Awesome defeat Justin Credible and New Jack. On September 25, 2004 FIP introduced the FIP Heavyweight Championship as Emergence: Part Two, where Homicide defeated CM Punk in the finals of a tournament.
On April 22, 2005 FIP introduced the FIP Tag Team Championship during their The Usual Suspects show. Eddie Vegas and Jimmy Rave defeated the teams of Roderick Strong/Jerrelle Clark and CM Punk/Don Juan to become the initial champions. On March 3, 2007 Roderick Strong successfully defended the FIP Heavyweight Championship against Pac in Liverpool, England at the Ring of Honor (ROH) promotion's "Fifth Year Festival: Liverpool" event, after which the title was renamed the "FIP World Heavyweight Championship". On March 10, 2007 FIP introduced their third championship, the FIP Florida Heritage Championship. Erick Stevens defeated Roderick Strong at FIP's Battle for the Belts to win the championship. In 2009 FIP and ROH parted ways.
After the partnership with Ring of Honor was dissolved Full Impact Pro became part of the World Wrestling Network (WWN) along with other US independent promotions such as Dragon Gate USA, Evolve Wrestling and Shine Wrestling, becoming an overall "governing body" for all promotions under its umbrella, the governing body itself was later renamed "Pro Wrestling International". WWN was founded by FIP founderSal Hamaoui and Gabe Sapolsky, formerly of Ring of Honor. In 2011 WWN launched "WWN Live", a web based, live streaming service that featured internet pay-per-views from all its affiliated promotions. On October 29, 2011 FIP held the 2011 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup. After the show FIP became inactive, not holding a single show from late 2011 until February 1, 2013. FIP returned to running events regularly in Florida February 1, 2013 with FIP presents "Everything Burns" live from The Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida. It was announced that starting with Evolve 25 on January 10, 2014, all WWN iPPVs would stream in full HD including FIP shows.
In November 2014 Full Impact Pro, along with Evolve, Dragon Gate USA and Shine Wrestling participated in a WWNLive organized wrestling tour of China. The following month, WWNLive announced a long-term deal with Great-Wall International Sports Management for regular tours of Asia, starting in the spring of 2015 bring FIP wrestlers to China on a regular basis. During the tour of China, Rich Swann defeated Trent Barretta to win the FIP World Heavyweight Championship and later defended it against AR Fox while still in China.
On October 24, 2016, WWNLive and FloSports announced a new streaming service, which would host events held by the WWNLive promotions, including FIP.
Over the years, Full Impact Pro has established a series of recurring shows that they produce almost every year they have been active. Starting in 2004 FIP has held the "Florida Rumble", often highlighted by FIP's version of the Royal Rumble match, often with the winner becoming the Number one contender for the FIP World Heavyweight Championship. Early in the year they usually hold a show billed as "New Year's Class" and also used show names such as "Fallout", "Everything Burns", "Heatstroke, "Declaration of Independence" and "Violence is the Answer" on multiple occasions.
From 2009 through 2011 FIP hosted the annual Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup tournament, an annual tournament held over several nights. In 2009 Davey Richards, (from FIP) defeated Silas Young to win the Cup. In 2010 Sami Callihan won the 32-man tournament by defeating Jon Moxley in the finals. The third Jeff Peterson cup hosted by FIP took place on October 28 and 29, 2011, and saw AR Fox defeat Johnny Gargano in the finals. In both 2007 and 2009 FIP paid homage to wrestling in Florida, specifically honoring long time Championship Wrestling from Florida promoter Eddie Graham by holding the "Eddie Graham Memorial Battle of the Belts", using the name of one of Graham's major shows. While working with Ring of Honor FIP co-promoted the show "Impact of Honor" on June 10, 2006. In 2006, 2007 and 2010, FIP promoted a show called "Cage of Pain" (I, II and III respectively) with each show featuring a steel cage match.
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Days held||Location||Notes|
|FIP World Heavyweight Championship||Austin Theory||1||December 10, 2017||253+||Melrose, Massachusetts||Defeated Fred Yehi at EVOLVE 97|
|FIP World Tag Team Championship||The END
(Odinson and Parrow )
|1||February 2, 2018||199+||Ybor City, Florida||Defeated Savages (Eddie Graves and Teddy Stigma) at Heatstroke|
|FIP Florida Heritage Championship||Eddie Taurus||1||April 14, 2018||128+||New Port Richey, FL||Defeated Jon Davis at ACW Proving Ground Supershow!|
Full Impact Pro defines a "Triple Crown" winner as someone who has held every championship in Full Impact Pro at some point in their career. To date, only two wrestlers have won the FIP Triple Crown, Erick Stevens, achieving it when he won the FIP Florida Heritage Championship on December 20, 2008, and Jon Davis.
|Champion||World Heavyweight Championship||World Tag Team Championship||Florida Heritage Championship|
|Erick Stevens||December 30, 2007||December 20, 2008
(with Roderick Strong)
|March 10, 2007|
|Jon Davis||February 1, 2013||July 31, 2010
(with Kory Chavis)
|April 2, 2017|
- Full Impact Pro world heavyweight championship - Austin Theory
- Full Impact Pro tag team championship - The End (Oddinson, Parrow and Drennan)
- Full Impact Pro florida heritage championship - Jon Davis
- Austin Theory
- Darby Allin
- Dave Crist
- Devin Cutter
- Fred Yehi
- Jake Crist
- Jason Kincaid
- Joey Ozbourne
- Jon Davis
- Mason Cutter
- Rhett Giddins
- Sammy Guevara
Tag Teams ;
- Lenny Leonard – Play-By-Play Commentator & Ring Announcer
- Ron Niemi – Color Commentator
- Frankie Gastineau – Referee
- Jamie Tucker – Referee
- Justin Diaz - Referee
- Sal Hamaoui - Owner
- Gabe Sapolsky - Booker
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