Prairie Wrestling Alliance

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Prairie Wrestling Alliance
AcronymPWA
Founded2001[1]
StyleAmerican Wrestling
HeadquartersEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Founder(s)Kurt Sorochan
Tex Gaines
Hercules Ayala
Owner(s)Kurt Sorochan Nizar Watfa
Websitewww.pwawrestling.ca

The Prairie Wrestling Alliance (PWA, formerly Prairie Wrestling Association)[2] is an independent wrestling promotion based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, since 2001. The PWA is co-owned, operated, and promoted by Kurt Sorochan.[3] 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.[4] Their first shows were outside of Edmonton due to the difficulty of getting a promoter's license.[4] Their first show in Edmonton drew over 700 people.[4]

In 2003, they put on monthly events, which got mostly good reviews.[5] The following year in 2004, however, they put on fewer shows due to scheduling conflicts.[6] The company relaunched its shows in October 2004 with Night of Champions.[6]

The PWA currently runs shows monthly in Edmonton, AB at the Northgate Lions Senior Recreation Center & Calgary, AB at the Century Casino.[7] On January 20, 2014, the PWA announced that they would start running shows in Red Deer, AB on May 22, 2014.[8] On May 31, 2014 the PWA ran its first show in Lloydminster Sask/Ab.

Roster[edit]

Current Active Roster[edit]

  • Michael Allen Richard Clark (PWA Champion)
  • Shaun Moore (PWA Commonwealth Champion)
  • "The Thickness" Reid Matthews (PWA Mayhem Champion)
  • Brayden Parsons (PWA Tag Team Champion)
  • Davey O’Doyle (PWA Tag Team Champion)
  • Brandon Van Danielson
  • "God's Gift to Wrestling" Michael Richard Blais
  • "The Omen" Gabriel Lestat
  • Mephisto
  • Sheik Akbar Shabaz
  • Chris Steele
  • Kenneth Anthony
  • Jeff Tyler
  • Bobby Sharp
  • Kenny Stryker
  • Aiden Adams
  • Colton Kelly
  • "Kid Chocolate" Mo Jabari
  • Nightmare
  • The Titan
  • "Spaceman" Beri Grayson
  • Maxton Flexwell
  • El Asesino

Women[edit]

  • Kat Von Heez
  • Zoë Sager
  • Kylie Morgan

Managers[edit]

  • Dr. Kyoto - Millennial Rebels

Factions[edit]

  • The League: Brayden Parsons/Davey O'Doyle/Kylie Morgan
  • The Western Lions: Michael Richard Blais/Brandon Van Danielson
  • The Millennial Rebels: Kenneth Anthony/Colton Kelly/Dr. Kyoto
  • The Above Average Joes: Kenny Stryker/Aiden Adams/Zoë Sager

Staff[edit]

Referees[edit]

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

Announcers[edit]

  • What About Ivan
  • Big Bad Boris

Commissioners[edit]

  • Edmonton: Thaddeus Archer III
  • Calgary: Duke Durrango

Alumni[edit]

Male wrestlers[edit]

Female wrestlers[edit]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Current champions[edit]

Championship Champion(s) Previous Event Date Won Location
PWA Championship Michael Allen Richard Clark Sheik Akbar Shabaz PWA Hysteria April 20, 2019 Edmonton, AB
PWA Commonwealth Title Shaun Moore Mo Jabari PWA Mayhem May 5, 2018 Edmonton, AB
PWA Canadian Tag Team Titles The League (Davey O'Doyle & Brayden Parsons) The Millennial Rebels (Colton Kelly & Reid Matthews) PWA 17th anniversary show March 24, 2018 Edmonton, AB
PWA Mayhem Title "The Thickness" Reid Matthews Kenneth Anthony PWA Fruition February 23, 2019 Edmonton, AB
PWA Women's Title Zoë Sager Jordyn Brooks N/A June 24, 2012 Calgary, AB

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2008/03/04/4899166.html
  2. ^ "Prairie Wrestling Alliance (PWA)". cagematch.net.
  3. ^ http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2008/06/07/5805166.html
  4. ^ a b c Clevett, Jason (June 16, 2005). "PWA continuing to grow". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
  5. ^ a b Clevett, Jason (January 8, 2004). "A look at Western Canadian Wrestling in 2003". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
  6. ^ a b Clevett, Jason (October 12, 2004). "Bulldogs Ironmen at PWA show". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
  7. ^ http://www.pwawrestling.ca
  8. ^ http://pwawrestling.ca/?p=1375
  9. ^ Oliver, Greg (February 23, 2010). "Tiger Raj Singh ready for WWE experience". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
  10. ^ http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2009/07/07/10054116.html
  11. ^ Clevette, Jason (June 16, 2010). "Booker T enjoying life away from the spotlight". SLAM! Wrestling. Canoe.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  12. ^ http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2010/06/20/14458186.html

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