Ring Warriors

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Ring Warriors
Founded 2011
Style Sports Entertainment
Professional wrestling
Headquarters Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Founder(s) Howard T. Brody
Larry Brannon
Paul Jones
Owner(s) Howard T. Brody (co-owner)
Larry Brannon (co-owner)
Paul Jones
Formerly NWA Ring Warriors
Website www.ringwarriors.net

Ring Warriors is an American independent wrestling promotion based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ring Warriors was initially a member promotion of the National Wrestling Alliance from its inception in September 2011, but in 2012, Ring Warriors separated from NWA.

History[edit]

In the early 1990s Howard Brody was a business partner with the late wrestling great Hiro Matsuda and together they created an Americanized version of New Japan Pro Wrestling's World Pro Wrestling Japanese TV show for U.S. TV called "Ring Warriors. While the goal of Ring Warriors was to eventually create a U.S.-based promotion with the same philosophy and style as what was presented on TV, Matsuda died before that goal was realized. Brody, along with partners Larry Brannon (a.k.a. Vito DeNucci) and Paul Jones intend for this incarnation of Ring Warriors to realize that goal.[1]

On March 29, 2012, Jim Cornette brought out a mystery opponent, Ring of Honor's Adam Cole, at an NWA Ring Warrior event to challenge then NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce.[2]

On May 2013, Ring Warriors announced a restructuring of its organization. Paul Jones, who had been Chief Executive Officer of Ring Warriors, LLC since it was first established in September 2011, was moved to business development advisor for the company and consultant on the Ring Warriors executive board. In addition to his new duties at Ring Warriors, Jones was the Battling Bombshells CEO and President. Also, the managing partners Larry Brannon and Howard T. Brody assumed the roles of COO and CEO respectively and the company also announced it has secured Angel Financing from a private funding group that has offices in South Florida and Las Vegas. The private funding enabled Ring Warriors to begin its long-awaited foray into television production and the company planning its first set of tapings in South Florida in July 2013.[3] On March 20, 2014, Ring Warriors announced an international TV distribution deal with Fighting Spirit.[4] In April 2015, Ring Warriors held a 6-hour TV taping at WPBT-TV Studio featuring Santana Garrett, Jesse Sorensen, Chaz, The Almighty Sheik, Sonjay Dutt, Steve Corino, Chase Stevens, La Rosa Negra, Monster Tarver, Luke Hawx, Wes Brisco, Lince Dorado, Kory Chavis and SoCal Val. The company planned to broadcast the show in India, Singapore and Thailand.[5] On August 15, 2015, Ring Warriors announced an TV Taping deal at Tampa Letter Carriers Hall in Tampa, Florida.

Champions[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Date won
Ring Warriors Grand Championship Bruce Santee March 29, 2012
Ring Warriors Global Tag Team Championship Eddie Rios and Jay Cruz August 15, 2015
Ring Warriors International Champion TBA
Battling Bombshells Championship Santana Garrett March 28, 2015

Grand Championship[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Bruce Santee 1 March 29, 2012 1,941+ Fort Lauderdale, Florida NWA Ring Warriors Battle Of The Belts Santee defeated The Giant Titan to become the inaugural champion.[6]

Global Tag Team Championship[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Wes Brisco & Cassidy Riley 1 September 8, 2012 1,778 Hollywood, Florida NWA Ring Warriors September Storm Brisco and Riley defeated The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) to become the inaugural champion.[7]
2 Billy Fives & Scoot Andrews 1 February 23, 2013 1,610 Pembroke Pines, Florida Ring Warriors February Fury
3 Eddie Rios and Jay Cruz 1 August 15, 2015 707 Tampa, Florida Live event Rios and Cruz defeated Andrews and Simon Sez

Bahamian Championship[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Chance Prophet 1 May 30, 2012 1,879 Nassau, Bahamas NWA Ring Warriors Battle In The Bahamas: Invasion Of The Ring Warriors Prophet defeated The Giant Titan to become the inaugural champion.[8]
2 Alex Chamberlain 1 October 6, 2013 1,385 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Ring Warriors TV Episode 5
Deactivated November 26, 2014 [9]

Battling Bombshells Championship[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 La Rosa Negra 1 July 14, 2012 1,834 Hollywood, Florida NWA Ring Warriors Hollywood Heat Wave Negra defeated Sienna DuVall and Su Yung to become the inaugural champion.[10]
2 Sienna DuVall 1 September 8, 2012 1,778 Hollywood, Florida NWA Ring Warriors September Storm
3 La Rosa Negra 2 September 29, 2012 1,757 Nassau, Bahamas NWA Ring Warriors Battle In The Bahamas 2: Return Of The Ring Warriors
4 Santana Garrett 1 March 28, 2015 847+ Lake Worth Live event Garrett's NWA Women's Championship was also on the line.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ Jay Cal (18 February 2012). "Howard Brody of NWA Ring Warriors". BlogTalkRadio.com (Podcast). The Alliance Guys Podcast. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "3/29 NWA Ring Warriors in Florida: ROH wrestler challenges Adam Pearce for the NWA Title, Billy Gunn, The Headbangers, Robbie E, Stevie Richards, Jim Cornette, Jesse Neal, and more". ProWrestling.net. March 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Csonka, Larry (May 23, 2013). "Florida Ring Warriors Promotion Announces Restructuring, TV Taping Plans". 411mania.com. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Mike (March 20, 2014). "RING WARRIORS ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL TV DISTRIBUTION DEAL". PWInsider.com. 
  5. ^ "PRO WRESTLING: Howard Brody, Ring Warriors on The Roman Show". Miami Herald. April 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ring Warriors Grand Title (Florida)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ring Warriors Global Tag Team Title (Florida)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bahamas Heavyweight Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  9. ^ Johnson, Mike (November 26, 2014). "RING WARRIORS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MATSUDA CUP". PWInsider.com. 
  10. ^ "Ring Warriors Battling Bombshells Division Title (Florida)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ring Warriors". Facebook.com. March 30, 2015. 

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