jesterx7769 Posted May 6, 2017 Share Posted May 6, 2017 Backstory Welcome to the definition of Canadian wrestling. Home of the famous Stone family, since 1985 North of the Border Pro Wrestling has strived to provide Canada with an optimal wrestling product. Focusing on classic traditional technical wrestling, NOTBPW leans more towards the Japanese Puro style than the American Sports Entertainment model. While this often brings on criticism of “soulless”, “boring”, and “bland”, NOTBPW has begun to updated its product however since 2011 when Jeremy Stone took over from his father Dan Stone and appointing Victoria Stone-McFly as head booker. Over the years NOTBPW has outlasted Canada Wrestling Federation, where Dan Stone Sr. made his name, and has seemingly outlasted Canadian Golden Combat after Alex DeColt took over from father George DeColt. Recently however a new war has begun as USPW has expanded into Canada, putting the number one Canadian company NOTBPW on notice. 2016 Entering 2016 NOTBPW finds itself in an interesting position. They have recently lost two of their biggest stars in the last few years to retirement (Dan Stone Jr. and Jeremy Stone) but at the same time have established themselves as the true number one promotion in Canada. Yet simultaneously are still facing the same ongoing problem for years- the inability to establish new main event stars as eight of their top ten biggest draws are at least forty years of age. At the same time, USPW has creeped into NOTBPW territory, creating a whole new danger. While Jeremy Stone and Victoria Stone-McFly have slowly been bringing NOTBPW product up to modern standards, how will Canadian fans react to an American product like USPW, Especially a company with more star power? On one hand NOTBPW is more successful than ever, yet on the other hand they are in more danger than ever. Welcome to the House of Stone, we do-not-break. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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