W*ING

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Wrestling International New Generations
AcronymW*ING
FoundedDecember 1, 1991
DefunctMarch 21, 1994
StyleHardcore wrestling
HeadquartersJapan
Founder(s)Kazuyoshi Osako
Mickey Ibaragi

Wrestling International New Generations (W*ING) was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion specialized in deathmatches.

History[edit]

After leaving Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling in the summer of 1991, Kazuyoshi Osako and Kiyoshi "Mickey" Ibaragi founded Wrestling International New Generations (W*ING), with Osako as President and Ibaragi as Vice President. They would also lure away Mr. Pogo and Victor Quinones from FMW, taking away their number one heel and booker/talent exchanger.

Their first show took place on August 7, 1991, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. W*ING would also have a talent exchange relationship with Puerto Rico-based World Wrestling Council, as well as sharing WWC's Caribbean Heavyweight and World Junior Heavyweight Championships between the two promotions. On March 21, 1994, W*ING closed its doors due to the massive loss of money. Quinones would later form International Wrestling Association of Japan later that year.

After W*ING[edit]

In 1994, former W*ING wrestlers Mr. Pogo, Mitsuhiro Matsunaga, Hideki Hosaka and Yukihiro Kanemura joined FMW and formed a W*ING Alliance, which had the motive of ending FMW as they held Atsushi Onita and his FMW responsible for ending W*ING. The W*ING storyline carried on for three years before the stable was forced to disband on September 28, 1997.

Since 1995, Ibaragi has held several one-off W*ING reunion shows until 2010.

Mr. Pogo formed an offshoot promotion in 2001 called World W*ING Spirit (WWS), which would last until his death on June 23, 2017.

Notable W*ING alumni[edit]

Natives[edit]

Gaijins[edit]

United States[edit]

Canada[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Pete Collins
  • Bill Collins

Australia[edit]

Africa[edit]

Championships[edit]

Championships exclusive to W*ING[edit]

Championships shared between W*ING and WWC[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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