Template talk:Professional wrestling in Japan

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This is my first attempt at a template. Feel free to contribute. Surge79uwf 03:05, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

I added FMW to major promotions. It was at its apex a company drawing huge crowds to Kawasaki Stadium and is more than just an indy promotion. If AJW and GAEA are classed as Major then FMW is more than worthy. 18:19, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

GAEA is not major. Corrected. Surge79uwf 02:53, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

FMW was a major promotion. They sold out Kawasaki stadium several times, had PPV coverage and were unarguably bigger than All Japan Womans which has been listed as major. FMW was most certainly a major promotion, not an indy one.

It's nice to see there are still FMW fan-boys out there, but having lived in Japan and attended an FMW show, I can assure you it was no more than an indy. --Endlessdan 19:22, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

UWF/UWFi and other changes[edit]

If you're going to class FMW as a major promotion, classing these as indy is criminal. UWFi had the highest average attendance per show of any promotion in the world in 1994. One Night In Hackney303 15:23, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

I've been bold and changed that. Other changes include the removal of "defunct", seeing as it wasn't being applied uniformly and if added to every promotion that was defunct it would look ridiculous. Also I've moved the GPWA as there's no way it should be at the top above AJPW etc. One Night In Hackney303 15:37, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Request for protection[edit]

As per discussion on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Professional wrestling#FMW.2C a major promotion.3F.3F, this page should be locked since there are no new promotions in Japan that spring up frequently enough to warrant frequent changes on this page. The major issue for debate has been whether FMW is a 'major' promotion, which it is not. --Endlessdan 13:54, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Please use Wikipedia:Requests for page protection to request protection. However, I myself am not seeing the need for protection to this page. --- RockMFR 18:19, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Universal Fighting Organization[edit]

Why is Universal Fighting Organization listed on a template of professional wrestling promotions? UFO is an MMA promotion that has housed fighters like Royce Gracie, Matt Serra, etc. I am going to remove it from that template unless someone can give a valid reason not to. Mr. C.C. 05:43, 4 September 2007 (UTC)


I think it would be beneficial to split current and defunct promotions rather than having them all together. As someone not too familiar with Puro the current template is rather confusing. Mattlore (talk) 10:54, 16 June 2008 (UTC)


I put FMW among the defunct major promotions. AndreaFox2 (talk) 12:08, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Look here: http://fmwwrestling.us/FMWResultHistory.html. Their annual top show on the 5th of may was held, between 1990 and 2001, in front of crowds larger than ten thousands. Sometimes the crowd was even bigger: in 1995 it reached almost 60000 fans, many times it surpassed 30000 fans. Between 1990 and 2002 it wasn't uncommon that secondary shows were held in fornt of more than 2000 or even 8000 fans. FMW had its program trasmitted on national television and, especially between 1990 and 1995, it attrackted interest from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Tokyo Gran Prix. AndreaFox2 (talk) 12:13, 18 February 2011 (UTC)