World Wrestling Alliance (Massachusetts)

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World Wrestling Alliance
Acronym WWA
Founded 1996
Defunct 2010
Style American Wrestling
Headquarters Rockland, Massachusetts
Founder(s) Fred and Mike Sparta
Owner(s) Fred and Mike Sparta (1996-2000)
Focal Point Consulting (2000-2010)
Mike Sparta (2010)
Website Official website

The World Wrestling Alliance (WWA, formerly known as World Wrestling Stars and WWA New England) was a New England-based American independent professional wrestling promotion located in Massachusetts, founded by former WWF referee Fred Sparta and his brother Mike in 1996. Fred retired in the year 2000 and the company was taken over by Focal Point Consulting. In October 2010, Mike Sparta inherited the company due to his longtime "partner" Bob Ambrose's death. The company briefly changed its name to World Wrestling Stars in 2009, and then WWA New England a year later. The promotion has been a part of the New England "indy scene" for over 15 years. It has regularly featured "Attitude Era" stars from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as well as the local talents of the New England wrestling scene.

In April 1998, WWE came to the WWS (then the WWA) looking for a place where the next generation of WWE stars could compete, and the WWS began serving as WWF's official developmental territory.[1] The promotion has also developed many stars that have gone on to the WWE after completing Super Nova & Dr. Tom Prichard's WWS/WWA New England Training Camp. Many future wrestlers for Extreme Championship Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment, and Lucha Libre USA competed in the promotion for years before entering the "major leagues", most notably, Damien Sandow, Kenny Dykstra, John Quinlan, and RJ Brewer.[2] Quinlan actually had his debut match in the WWA facing Brewer on November 26, 1999.[3][4] The promotion's last show was held on November 13, 2010, following the death of longtime commissioner Bob Ambrose.

Roster[edit]

Singles roster[edit]

  • Tre the Smooth Operatin' Gangsta
  • The Kreeper
  • "The Final Freebird" Damian H.S. Darling
  • Johnny Thunder
  • "The Reflex" Eric Dylan
  • Little Killa
  • Rob "The Giant" Araujo
  • Jason Blade
  • Bob Holly
  • "The Platinum Playboy" J. Busta
  • Disco Inferno
  • Dynamite Doug Summers
  • Josef Von Schmidt

Tag team roster[edit]

  • The Untouchables (Anthony Michaels & Mark Gore)
  • The Alden Brothers (Shane & Eric)
  • The DelFonzo Brothers (Tony "Da Fonz" & Eddie "Bam Bam" DelFonzo)
  • The French Connection (Antoine Roy & Rush)
  • Carter & Stevens

Other personalities[edit]

  • Mike Sparta, owner and promoter
  • Bob Ambrose, commissioner
  • Shawn O., ring announcer
  • The Skunk, manager
  • Zac Carter, referee
  • Nick Joyce, referee
  • Keith Angelo, referee and head of security
  • The Hecklers (Steve, Tom & Chris), consultants

Championships[edit]

Title Wrestler(s) Date won Location
WWA Heavyweight Championship Anthony "Primetime" Sparta June 13, 2009 Rockland, Massachusetts
WWA United States Championship Danny Davis November 13, 2010 Taunton, Massachusetts
WWA Cruiserweight Championship Shockwave May 23, 2003 Canton, Massachusetts
WWA Tag Team Championship The Lady Killers March 16, 2002

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Wrestling Alliance" (in German). cagemath.de. Retrieved July 20, 2016. Die World Wrestling Alliance ist eine in New England aktive Independent-Liga, die 1996 von Promoter Mike Sparta und der Wrestlerin Brittany Brown gegründet wurde. Sie war 1998 kurzzeitig Farmliga der World Wrestling Federation, so dass einige spätere Stars der Attitude-Ära wie etwa Edge, Christian, Test und Albert dort Erfahrungen sammelten. Unter anderem wurde in der WWA so auch ein Stück Wrestlinggeschichte geschrieben, indem Kurt Angle dort sein Wrestlingdebüt feierte. 
  2. ^ Pave, Martin (2004-03-28). "Local boy turns into 'Hurricane'". Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ "Shane O'Kane". Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "John Quinlan Profile on PWA". Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  5. ^ http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/profiles/k/kenny-casanova.php

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