Global Professional Wrestling Alliance

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Global Professional Wrestling Alliance
Acronym GPWA
Founded 2006
Defunct 2009
Style Puroresu
Headquarters Japan
Founder(s) Mitsuharu Misawa
Yoshiyuki Nakamura
Owner(s) Yoshiyuki Nakamura

The Global Professional Wrestling Alliance (GPWA) was a cooperative group of professional wrestling promotions and wrestlers from around the world. Formed in 2006, the group was founded by the professional wrestler Mitsuharu Misawa, the founder of Pro Wrestling Noah. It was led by president Yoshiyuki Nakamura, co-owner of Pro Wrestling Zero1. The organization folded in 2009 and was subsequently purchased by WWE in 2010 after a bankruptcy auction.


The group was established as a means to aid the many competing wrestling promotions in Japan. Members would share resources including training facilities and their wrestlers themselves. They would also coordinate the arrangements of their shows in order to avoid clashes. In addition to this "super shows" would be run with wrestlers from the member promotions competing on the same shows. The first of which occurred on November 14, 2006.



Promotion Representative Country
Diamond Ring Akira Hokuto Japan
Dramatic Dream Team Sanshiro Takagi Japan
European Wrestling Association Chris Raaber Austria
Kaientai Dojo Taka Michinoku Japan
Pro Wrestling Noah Akira Taue Japan
Pro Wrestling Zero1 Shinjiro Otani Japan
Ring of Honor Cary Silkin United States
World League Wrestling Harley Race United States

Freelance wrestlers[edit]

Wrestler Country
Kikutaro Japan
Mazada Japan
Magnitude Kishiwada Japan
Minoru Suzuki Japan
Nosawa Japan
Shiro Koshinaka Japan
Tadao Yasuda Japan
Takaku Fuke Japan
Yoshihiro Takayama Japan

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