Prairie Wrestling Alliance

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Prairie Wrestling Alliance
Acronym PWA
Founded 2001
Style American Wrestling
Headquarters Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Founder(s) Kurt Sorochan
Tex Gaines
Hercules Ayala
Owner(s) Kurt Sorochan Nizar Watfa Ivan Thomsen
Website www.pwawrestling.ca

The Prairie Wrestling Alliance (PWA, formerly Prairie Wrestling Association)[1] is an independent wrestling promotion based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, since 2001. The PWA is owned, operated, and promoted by Kurt Sorochan. Lance Storm is a former booker with the promotion.

History[edit]

The PWA was established in March 2001 by Kurt Sorochan, Tex Gaines, and Hercules Ayala.[2] Their first shows were outside of Edmonton due to the difficulty of getting a promoter's license.[2] Their first show in Edmonton drew over 700 people.[2]

In 2003, they put on monthly events, which got mostly good reviews.[3] The following year in 2004, however, they put on fewer shows due to scheduling conflicts.[4] The company relaunched it's shows in October 2004 with Night of Champions.[4]

The PWA currently runs shows monthly in Edmonton, AB at the Northgate Lions Senior Recreation Center & Calgary, AB at the Century Casino.[5] On January 20, 2014, the PWA announced that they would start running shows in Red Deer, AB on May 22, 2014.[6] On May 31, 2014 the PWA ran its first show in Lloydminster Sask/Ab.

Roster[edit]

Current Active Roster[edit]

  • Mephisto
  • Brandon Van Danielson (PWA Canadian Tag Team Champion)
  • "God's Gift" Michael Richard Blais (PWA Canadian Tag Team Champion)
  • "The PWA Original" Marky (PWA Heavyweight Champion)
  • Gabriel Lestat (PWA Esteemed Champion)
  • Sheik Akbar Shabaz (PWA Meyhem Champion)
  • Chris Steel (Suspended)
  • "Dirty" Duke Durango (Suspended)
  • Richie Rage
  • Fury
  • Derek Crosse
  • Brody Malibu
  • Dylan Knight
  • Chase Patrick
  • Kenny Stryker (Injured)
  • Fabian Ribero
  • Brett Morgan
  • Frenetico
  • Colton Kelly
  • Tony Cage
  • Reid Matthews
  • Alexander Prime
  • Shaun Moore

Women[edit]

  • Gisele Shaw
  • Rachel Ellering

Managers[edit]

  • Drew Dalby (not active)
  • Dr. Kyoto (not active)
  • Gisele Shaw
  • Gentleman John Ungatt Lynx

Staff[edit]

Referees[edit]

  • Michael "The Fitz" Fitzpatrick
  • Robert Young
  • Gregory Thomas

Announcers[edit]

  • What About Ivan
  • Big Bad Boris

General Managers[edit]

  • Edmonton: Andy Anderson
  • Calgary: Sgt Hazard

Alumni[edit]

Male wrestlers[edit]

Female wrestlers[edit]

Hall of Fame[edit]

  • Hercules Ayala
  • Johnny Devine
  • Michael Fitzpatrick
  • Don Ferguson
  • Dusty Adonis
  • Marky
  • Phoenix Taylor
  • Big Bad Boris
  • Kurt Sorochan
  • Red Thunder
  • Duke Durango
  • Chris Steele
  • Kurt's Mom
  • Janie Roznicki
  • Sergeant Hazard

Current champions[edit]

Championship Champion(s) Previous Event Date Won Location
PWA Heavyweight Championship PWA Original Marky Mephisto PWA 15h Anniversary March 26, 2016 Edmonton, AB
PWA Esteemed Championship Tony Cage "The Omen" Gabriel PWA Night of Champions June 25, 2016 Calgary, AB
PWA Canadian Tag Team Championship Duke Durrango & Chris Steele (Team Hall of Fame) Michael Richard Blais & Brandon Van Danielson (The Western Lions) PWA Night of Champions June 25, 2016 Calgary, AB
PWA Mayhem Championship Sheik Akbar Shabaz Vacant PWA Genesis January 9, 2016 Calgary, AB
PWA Women's Championship Vacant Jordyn Brooks N/A June 24, 2012 Calgary, AB

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prairie Wrestling Alliance (PWA)". cagematch.net. 
  2. ^ a b c Clevett, Jason (June 16, 2005). "PWA continuing to grow". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  3. ^ a b Clevett, Jason (January 8, 2004). "A look at Western Canadian Wrestling in 2003". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  4. ^ a b Clevett, Jason (October 12, 2004). "Bulldogs Ironmen at PWA show". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  5. ^ http://www.pwawrestling.ca
  6. ^ http://pwawrestling.ca/?p=1375
  7. ^ Oliver, Greg (February 23, 2010). "Tiger Raj Singh ready for WWE experience". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 

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