Ahdede Posted April 2, 2019 Share Posted April 2, 2019 Future Pro Wrestling League January 1, 2022 Future Pro Wrestling is a wrestling promotion based in Texas. Opened in November of 2013, the company was founded by wrestling legend Jake Roberts. The ex-WWF star wanted to pass down his knowledge to the next generation of wrestlers and give the young talents in Texas a place to hone their skills. FPW's product was largely based around technical wrestling and often featured solid in ring psychology. This type of product proved to be popular among the fans in America and, by 2019, the promotion had amassed itself a large following. This rise to fame attracted various national stars to the company. These superstars helped the promotion reach even higher heights and, soon enough, the Texas promotion became one of the biggest wrestling promotions in America. However, in recent times, the promotion seems to have lost its appeal due to the lack of storylines and something which would set them apart from other promotions. Roberts noticed the decline in popularity and decided to shake things up. In June of 2021, he announced that the product would undergo a major change. That change would take effect in 2022. The change was a brand split and the addition of an annual league season spanning 10 months. The first 9 months of the season would see the 20 wrestlers on each brand face each other twice in a round robin style competition. The winner of a bout would be awarded 3 points whilst the loser would not be awarded any points, a point would be given to both competitors if they have a draw. The top 4 competitors from each brand at the end of the season would then be entered into a knockout tournament. The winner of the knockout tournament would be the crowned the overall champion. The two current titles will be retired. The concept piqued the interest of many and drew in thousands of new fans to the product. However, critics are skeptical and have voiced concerns on the viability of the concept. The league season will officially start today, on FPW's first TV taping of the new year. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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