Revolution Pro Wrestling

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Revolution Pro Wrestling
AcronymRevPro[1]
RPW[2]
FoundedAugust 26, 2012
StyleProfessional wrestling
Sports entertainment
HeadquartersPortsmouth, England
Founder(s)Andy Quildan
Owner(s)Andy Quildan
WebsiteRevolutionProWrestling.com

Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro/RPW) is a British professional wrestling promotion founded on August 26, 2012 by Andy Quildan after separating from International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom.

Revolution Pro Wrestling currently has partnerships with several internationally based promotions including U.S.-based Ring of Honor (ROH), Japan's New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Mexico's Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). American independent company Global Force Wrestling (GFW), also has worked with RPW in the past.[3][4][5]

There have been many top international wrestlers who have worked for RevPro, including current WWE performers AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Apollo Crews, Finn Bálor, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Kalisto, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, Killian Dain, Noam Dar, Tommaso Ciampa, and Adam Cole.

History[edit]

On August 26, 2012, at Summer Sizzler International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom's (IPW:UK) booker Andy Quildan broke with the company to ensure the high standards he set to the promotion would be maintained.[6][7] Quildan would bring with him the British Heavyweight, Tag Team and Cruiserweight Championships to the promotion. RPW would also book talent from other promotions such as Prince Devitt, Big Damo and Noam Dar, whom later were signed by WWE. The rising popularity of RPW would become one of the biggest promotion in the British independent circuit.

On July 25, 2014, RPW announced a working agreement with Global Force Wrestling (GFW).[3] On July 18, 2015, RPW established a working agreement with New Japan Pro-Wrestling as part of their "New IWGP Conception", a global expansion strategy centered on their international partnerships.[8][9][10] The agreement also led to NJPW wrestlers making regular appearances for the promotion. In May, RPW hosted a qualifying match for the WWE Cruiserweight Classic.[11] The first co-promoted shows with NJPW were Uprising and Global Wars UK, which took place in October 2015.[12][13][14][15][16][17] On March 3, 2016 RPW released their own OTT streaming service the RPW On Demand.[18] On March 16, announced a working agreement with Pro-Wrestling: EVE, which would also feature various title defenses of the Pro-Wrestling:EVE Championship and Pro-Wrestling:EVE events airing on the demand for the RPW On Demand.[19] On March 23, RPW launched a YouTube series the RevPro TV, which airs on Mondays.[20]

On June 8, 2017, RPW announced the British J-Cup, a tournament based on NJPW's Super J-Cup for cruiserweight wrestlers from all over the world.[21] In August 2017, RPW partnered with American promotion Ring of Honor (ROH) and Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) for the War of the Worlds UK, which featured participation from the promotion.[22] On September 22, RPW announced that content from Over The Top Wrestling would also be available on RPW On Demand.[23]

On November 13, RPW announced the creation of its fourth active title the British Women's Championship,[24][25] On November 30, RPW reach a deal with NJPW to officially sell their merchandise from the RPW shop, becoming their second European carrier of their licensed merchandise.[26] On August 30, 2018, RPW signed a television deal with FreeSports, where it premiered on Wednesday and Thursday, September 5 and 6, 2018,[27] in a live special held at the York Hall in London, England. On October 3, it was announced the Queen of the Ring tournament for their women's division.[28]

Training[edit]

Revolution Pro Wrestling hosts a professional wrestling school in Portsmouth, England. It was founded in August 2012 and run by Andy Quildan and Andy Simmonz. The school runs 4 trainee level shows a year for them to showcase their ability in front of a live audience. They teach all the basic elements of professional wrestling as well as other vital parts of being a wrestler such as how to conduct on social media.

Championships[edit]

Current champions[edit]

Title Current champion(s) Date won Days held Location Previous champion(s)
British Heavyweight Championship Zack Sabre Jr. January 4, 2019 226+ Tokyo, Japan Tomohiro Ishii
British Tag Team Championship Josh Bodom and Sha Samuels
June 29, 2019 50+ Manchester, England Aussie Open
(Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)
British Cruiserweight Championship El Phantasmo May 10, 2019 100+ Bethnal Green, London David Starr
British Women's Championship Zoe Lucas December 2, 2018 259+ London Jamie Hayter[29]

Events[edit]

Collaborated events[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

Tournament Current champion(s) Date won Location
British J Cup El Phantasmo September 9, 2018 Manchester, London
Queen of the Ring Sammii Jayne January 6, 2019 Manchester, London

All time roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=8&nr=962
  2. ^ "Japanese World Cup Qualifiers Hosted In Association With NJPW & RevPro". What Culture Pro Wrestling. Retrieved May 18, 2017. What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW) are pleased to announce the formation of a working partnership with global wrestling giants New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and British wrestling’s most must-see promotion Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW)
  3. ^ a b GFW Global Partners Archived 2017-07-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2015-04-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Caldwell, James (July 18, 2015). "NJPW news: New Japan announces big int'l expansion plans, including expanded N. America partnerships & NXT-like program". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on August 21, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "About RevPro". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  7. ^ Boon, Allan (August 30, 2015). "THE STEELCHAIR INTERVIEW: ANDY QUILDAN OF REVOLUTION PRO-WRESTLING". TheSteelChair. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "新日本プロレス3~5年後上場目指す". Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. July 18, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "木谷オーナーが「ファーム設立プラン」「21世紀のIWGP構想」、そして「新日本プロレスは株式上場を目指す」と宣言! 【7.18戦略発表会】". New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). July 18, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  10. ^ Caldwell, James (July 18, 2015). "NJPW news: New Japan announces big int'l expansion plans, including expanded N. America partnerships & NXT-like program". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Who qualified for Cruiserweight Classic at RevPro?". www.wwe.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  12. ^ F4W Staff (November 11, 2017). "REVPRO GLOBAL WARS UK RESULTS: MINORU SUZUKI VS. MATT RIDDLE". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "RevPro Global Wars UK". Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  14. ^ "RevPro/NJPW Global Wars UK 2016 - Tag 1". Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "RevPro/NJPW Global Wars UK 2016 - Tag 2". Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "RevPro/NJPW Global Wars 2017 - Tag 1". Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "RevPro/NJPW Global Wars 2017 - Tag 2". Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  18. ^ "ANNOUNCING THE BRAND NEW RPWONDEMAND.COM!". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  19. ^ "REVPRO PARTNERS WITH PRO WRESTLING:EVE". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  20. ^ "BRAND NEW YOUTUBE SHOW LAUNCHES". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  21. ^ "BRITISH J CUP IS COMING TO LONDON!". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  22. ^ "Ring of Honor Conducting the First Ever Women of Honor Tryout Camp". Ring of Honor. February 16, 2017. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  23. ^ "ON DEMAND: WE ARE JOINING FORCES!". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  24. ^ "LONDON: ENTRANT NUMBER 1 IN THE WOMENS TOURNAMENT IS JINNY". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  25. ^ "So this is what the semi-finals look like... who will make it through? Who will become the first Undisputed British Women's Champion? Tonight we make history! #LiveAtTheCockpit25".
  26. ^ "SHOP: OFFICIAL NEW JAPAN MERCH NOW AVAILABLE DIRECTLY FROM SHOPREVPRO". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  27. ^ Fernandes, Steven (August 30, 2018). "REVOLUTION PRO TV DEAL IN UK ANNOUNCED". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  28. ^ "LONDON: WE START 2019 BY CROWNING A QUEEN". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  29. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=3579

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