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Memoirs of a Wrestling fan (CVERSE)


This is the memoir of a 30-year wrestling obsession. You maybe wondering why only 30 years! Well unlike most wrestling fans I wasn’t a fan as a child indeed I was oblivious to it beyond the abstract; i.e. its existence.


It was only aged 40 in 2016 when one of my children got into supporting the local product and to show fatherly support I went along to, well as teenagers often do, they fell out of interest a couple of years later but for me a new passion was ignited. Unable to get enough I devoured everything I could get my hands on, DVD’s, old VHS, magazines, internet streams literally everything.


Whilst I began with the British scene as my focus and 21CW has been a personal favourite of mine for the majority of this past 30 years I have spread myself thin keeping an eye on wrestling all over the world.


So why now? Well after 30 years and aged 70 I felt it was a case of now or never, retirement has brought me the time to devote and as I become less able or willing to travel far and wide it seemed a natural progression to capture my thoughts and look back over the odds and sods I have accumulated in the last 3 decades.


As those of you reading this will know the scene today is quite different to that found back in 2016. 21CW reigns supreme as the first and only truly global company. The powerhouse that is SOTBPW had its years of sunshine and may well recapture past glory days in the years to come.

TCW and SWF arguably both lost their long running war and only time will tell if they can keep enough momentum to fend off the popular giants elsewhere.


USPW as ever still challenging at the top of the field, their penchant for aging main eventer's and milking popularity for all its worth shows no sign of ending anytime soon.


CZCW won the undercard South west war simply by outlasting the competition but now have TCW as a firm comparator.


The scandals over the years from the recent Andre Jones financial scam to Nicky Champion and his comments on the disabled tainting his legacy in retirement, to the Rick Law homophobic and Jack Bruce racist recordings. Not to mention the Jeff Nova scandal when he was recorded dressing up as a **** for fancy dress and someone posted a recording of him making the infamous salute at a dinner, even in bad jest how he rode that out without killing all his companies momentum I will never know but as we can see it didn’t end up hurting 21CW in the long-term. And how could I forget Lucy Stone-McFly being jailed for a year for tax evasion and then coming back to have a stellar career in the business.


Then there are the deaths, now this business is known as one that many fail to live long lives from but losing Remo Richardson at 39 still threatens to tear me up more than 20 years on. Not to mention Phil Vibert at 51 after launching his 3rd company and second since DAVE. One of my favourites from 21CW Sebastian Koller dead at 50 in a golfing accident.


I mean the list is endless:

Jack Bruce 68

Jonathan Faust 56

Mexican Ghoul 50

Sam Strong 69

Steve DeColt 68

Wolf Hawkins 53

Valiant 64

Kelly Martin 58

Jeff Nova 70

Eddie Peak 66

Bubba Joe 43

Christian Faith 67

Cuervo 68

Foxxy LaRue 53

Emily McQueen 67

James Justice 68

Mitch Ness 67 (PSW founder)

Ricky Dale Johnson 69

Rip Chord 73

And Omer Vanhorn at 42 a Hall of immortal’s inductee in 2039 and 21CW legend taken far to early


Just to name a few of the major stars across the globe to depart during this time.


I will be posting this on my blog here as it comes back to me so don't expect any order as it will depend how I find things, but should you stumble upon this feel free to drop me a line and I will be happy to look for anything or anyone I have not covered here. Keep watching and believing wrestling fans.





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The Scene around the Globe at Jan 2046

Global scene










GSW: Grimm SoCal Wrestling

MAW: Mid Atlantic Wrestling

CGC: Canadian Golden Combat

RAW: Revolution Australian Wrestling



DeColt Dojo - See Steve DeColt

Devyn Retribution Dojo - See GSW

Magwitch Dojo - See GSW





Steve DeColt

Emily McQueen - See Steve DeColt

Wolf Hawkins

Jonathan Faust

Remo Richardson

Jack Bruce

Rumble Roper - See GSW

Mexican Ghoul

El Sucio

Bubba Joe

George DeColt - See CGC

Omer Vanhorn



Brother Grimm - See GSW

Big Magic - See GSW

Boneyard - See GSW

Devyn Retribution - See GSW

Hard-1 - See GSW

Kandii - See GSW

Magwitch - See GSW



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<p>Steve DeColt obituary</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Steve DeColt</strong></p><p> </p><p>

One of the famous or infamous DeColt's Steve was integral to the growth of NOTBPW but would jump ship to USPW and their deep pockets in May of 2017 where he would remain for the rest of his in ring career retiring in July 2039.</p><p> </p><p>

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A 4 time CGC World Tag team champion with Jack DeColt (x3) & Alex DeColt (x1)</p><p>

He would also hold the CGC World title 3 times</p><p> </p><p>


(Only from Jan 2016)</p><p>

46 Wins</p><p>

2 Draws</p><p>

23 Losses</p><p> </p><p>

Highest match rating 100 A* (1 over Sean Deeley and 1 a piece with Duane Stone</p><p>

Average 94 A</p><p>

Lowest 79 B (Including 4 failed title attempts)</p><p> </p><p>

He would hold the NOTBPW Canadian title 3 times in his career but the last came in April 2015.</p><p>

He would also hold the Ed Henson Memorial Tag Team Cup in 2010 with Johnny Bloodstone.</p><p> </p><p>


130 Wins (7 Title matches)</p><p>

49 Draws (3 Title matches)</p><p>

234 Losses (22 Title matches)</p><p> </p><p>

Highest match rating 96 A*</p><p>

Average 74 B-</p><p>

Lowest 46 D</p><p> </p><p>

His final match came in September 2033 defeating Spencer Spade at USPW American Wrestling 69 C+</p><p> </p><p>

In USPW he would only hold one title: winning the USPW Television belt in May 2031 from Marvel Malloy and making 6 defences before dropping it in March 2032 to Aaron Andrews</p><p> </p><p>

The next 6 years would see him in a training and out of ring capacity until his retirement.</p><p> </p><p>

This could be because he took on the role of Booker for USPW in 2019 which he would hold until leaving USPW in 2039.</p><p> </p><p>

Inducted into the Hall of Immortals in October 2033 Steve was also a Hall of fame inductee for CGC in 2020, NOTBPW 2020 and USPW in 2020.</p><p> </p><p>

He was awarded Veteran wrestler of the year in 2016 and Wrestler of the year in 2010</p><p> </p><p>

His top years in the Power 500 came many years ago now</p><p>

2015 7</p><p>

2016 3</p><p>

2017 17</p><p>

2018 154 He would then continue to drop down the rankings never breaking the top 100 again</p><p>

His final ranking came in 2032 253rd</p><p> </p><p>

Steve and Emily McQueen* would begin dating in 2018 and get engaged in 2025 but unfortunately would split suddenly in 2033 a few months prior to his retirement.</p><p> </p><p>

*Emily McQueen would pass away in 2040 aged 67 she would be Colour commentator of the year in 2015 and was inducted into the USPW hall of fame in 2021. She would leave USPW in 2030 to return to SWF where she remained until retiring in 2038.</p><p> </p><p>

Following his in ring retirement he would open the DeColt Dojo which would close following his decision to leave the industry behind in July 2039.</p><p> </p><p>

The DeColt Dojo would see 8 graduates in its life time.</p><p>

Gene Hollands 2036 SOTBPW Main eventer</p><p>

Austin Freebush 2037 Currently Upper Midcarder with SWF</p><p>

El Alborotador 2037 Currently working at CZCW & Kanzen </p><p>

Joel Wilson 2037 GWC Midcarder</p><p>

Manuel Sanz 2037 EMLL and OLLIE PPA</p><p>

Scott Phillips 2038 CZCW PPA</p><p>

Tyrone Hannigan 2039 Unemployed</p><p>

Harold Couture 2040 Unemployed</p><p>


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<p>Wolf Hawkins Obituary</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Wolf Hawkins</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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Wolf would leave TCW in September 2017 to join USPW where he would remain until May 2039 when he passed away suddenly aged 53.</p><p> </p><p>

TCW reportedly never forgave his move to USPW as they had only made him their figurehead in January of 2017. However they would still induct him into their hall of fame in 2020.</p><p> </p><p>

USPW would induct him into their own Hall of fame in 2037.</p><p> </p><p>

He would become a member of the Hall of immortals in 2039 following his passing.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>TCW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

He would hold the TCW All Action and TCW International belts along with the TCW World title on 3 occasions.</p><p>

The final time being Apr 2016 till Jan 2017 making 8 defences. He won it after it had been vacated by Aaron Andrews and would lose it to Troy Tornado.</p><p> </p><p>

His top match was a DQ defeat to Jay Chord at TCW Presents Total Wrestling in Feb 2017 99 A*</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 45</p><p>

Draws 1</p><p>

Losses 15</p><p> </p><p>

Highest A* 99</p><p>

Average A 91</p><p>

Lowest B 78</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>USPW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

He would hold the USPW World title an amazing 5 times in his career.</p><p>

Aug 2019 - Nov 2020 14def From Rich Money and would lose to Troy Tornado</p><p>

Dec 2029 - Feb 2031 12def From Rocky Golden and lose to Storm Spillane</p><p>

Mar 2033 - Dec 2033 9def From El Leon and to Rick Law</p><p>

Aug 2034 - Nov 2035 14def From Rick Law and to Marvel Malloy</p><p>

Jun 2038 - May 2039 9def From Vacant (Marvel Malloy) and to Vacant (Des Davids)</p><p> </p><p>

Top match was 100 A* defeating Jason Roy at USPW Freedom Fight in 2032</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 358 (59 Title matches)</p><p>

Draws 70 (5 Title matches)</p><p>

Losses 151 (21 Title matches)</p><p> </p><p>

Highest A* 100</p><p>

Average B+ 87</p><p>

Lowest C 65</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Power 500</strong></p><p>

Best rank 8th in 2016</p><p>

Last rank 21st in 2039</p><p>

He would remain in the top 50 his whole career</p><p>


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<p>Jonathan Faust Obituary</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Jonathan Faust</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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Faust would be a mainstay of 21CW his whole career his main run coming 2004 to March 2031 he would then retire from in ring competition in September 2031, he would rejoin in 2033 until 2037 as a manager before he passed away aged only 56 in 2039.</p><p> </p><p>

He would be out injured from a shattered knee in July 2017 which lasted just over a year.</p><p> </p><p>

He was inducted into the 21CW hall of fame in 2020</p><p>

*From Jan 2016 only</p><p>

Wins 175 (Apparently 0 title)</p><p>

Draws 21 (1 Title)</p><p>

Losses 80 (7 title)</p><p> </p><p>

High A* 99</p><p>

Average B+ 84</p><p>

Low B- 73</p><p> </p><p>

His best match came in a defeat against Buff Martinez at 21CW: We will Rock you 2027. A* 99</p><p> </p><p>

He would never recapture his early success having won the 21CW World title on 3 occasions the last reign ending in 2015. he also held the Strong Style title once in 2006 under his previous incarnation Rod *The God" Todd</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Power 500</strong></p><p>

Best 65 in 2022</p><p>

Final 106 2026</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p>Remo Richardson obituary</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Remo Richardson</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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A major loss to the wrestling world Remo passed away aged only 39 in May 2022.</p><p>

He would be inducted into the Hall of immortals later that month in recognition of all he achieved in the world of professional wrestling.</p><p> </p><p>

A major talent at SWF the world was shocked when he suddenly signed with SOTBPW in 2017 he would again shake things up by making the leap to USPW in 2021 only 1 year prior to his passing.</p><p> </p><p>


2 x World Heavyweight champion with his last run ending in June 2016 after 5 defences</p><p> </p><p>

He also held the North American Championship</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 27 (5 Title)</p><p>

Draws 4</p><p>

Losses 11 (1 Title)</p><p> </p><p>

High A 94</p><p>

Avg B 80</p><p>

Low C+ 66</p><p> </p><p>


Campeanatos de Trios with El Alborotador Confiado and Pablo Rodriguez</p><p>

June 2017 to July 2018, 11 def.</p><p>

Capeonato del Mundo, May 2017 to Sep 2018, 16 def</p><p> </p><p>

He also won two masks whilst at SOTBPW</p><p>

2019 78% prestige from Huracan Sandoval Jr</p><p>

2020 75% prestige from Angel De Mexico</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 165 (27 Title)</p><p>

Draws 25 (2 Title)</p><p>

Losses 47 (3 Title)</p><p> </p><p>

High A* 100</p><p>

Avg A 94</p><p>

Low B- 74</p><p> </p><p>


World title, Aug 2021 from Troy Tornado until May 2022, 7 def Vacated upon his death, Rick Law would next win it.</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 27 (8 Title)</p><p>

Draws 6</p><p>

Losses 7 (1 Title)</p><p> </p><p>

High A* 100</p><p>

Avg 91 A</p><p>

Low B 79</p><p> </p><p>

He would be part of the Tag team of the year in 2020 with El Leon</p><p> </p><p>

His best match came in a no contest with Nicky Champion at SOTBPW Television in Jan 2019 A* 100</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Power 500</strong></p><p>

Best 2nd in 2017 & 2020</p><p>

Last 8th in 2022</p><p> </p><p>

Who knows what he would have gone on to achieve in USPW had he lived.</p><p>


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<p>GSW: Grimm SoCal Wrestling</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>GSW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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What could have been, when you see what IPW went on to achieve before its own ending we really hoped to see more from the Warehouse. Unfortunately a combination of financial woes and SWF predatory tactics saw them buy out Brother Grimm in December 2016 and disband the burgeoning company.</p><p> </p><p>

Brother Grimm would hang around the Indy scene until 2041 when he officially retired but would never again show up apart from inducting himself into the GSW hall of fame in 2018... and IPW throwing him a nostalgia bone in their own HOF in 2020. He is currently 69</p><p> </p><p>

In total 59 shows were put on largely due to their local weekly TV deal on SoCal PBS MAture alongside IPW, we all hoped this would lead to a weekly war on TV on the West Coast only for SWF to end all hopes just as things were picking up.</p><p> </p><p>

The final Show was GSW Game of Death 2016 and took place at the Grissom Auditorium in front of a sold out 2,000 rowdy fans.</p><p> </p><p>

The show its self scored a C 59 from the rating pundits.</p><p> </p><p>

The Main event saw Jason Roy and Cali Slick defeat Rich and Famous (Jake Idol and Jackpot Jordan), this scored a B- 75 and given where we know Jason Roy would go in his career one can only imagine what he could have done for GSW had they remained open longer.</p><p> </p><p>

Fro Sure would retain his West Coast title against Mobstar, Masked Stranger and Pierrot. C 61</p><p> </p><p>

The American title held by Jake Idol was not defended here due to his main event match.</p><p> </p><p>

Their top event of all time was GSW Gangsta's Paradise 2016 (November) C 62</p><p> </p><p>

Their top match was Jake Idol defeating Jason Roy at that same show, B 79</p><p> </p><p>

They achieved 7 sold out 2,000 houses at their last 7 monthly events. And were getting close on their TV</p><p> </p><p>

Their ending popularity was</p><p>

South West 40</p><p>

Mid South 16</p><p>

North West 11</p><p>

Mid West & South East 6</p><p>

Northern Mexico 11</p><p>

West Central Mexico 7</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Notable mentions</strong></p><p>

Big Magic would also drift away before retiring in 2038 his is currently 73</p><p>

Boneyard would never wrestle again and retired in 2028 he passed aged 59 in 2041</p><p>

Devyn Retribution would never work outside the indies and would retire in 2039 before opening a Dojo (0 grads so far) he is currently 56</p><p>

Hard-1 retired in 2037 and is 68</p><p>

Kandii is 54 but whilst not retired has never worked a named gig since. She broke up with Gravedigga in 2023</p><p>

Magwitch retired in 2032 and opened a Dojo (0 grads so far) he is currently 58</p><p>

Rumble Roper passed away in 2019 aged 51</p><p> </p><p>

All other alumni would go on to work elsewhere following the end of GSW</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>


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<p>Jack Bruce obituary</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Jack Bruce</strong></p><p><strong>


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Jack Bruce was well towards the latter stage of his in ring career in 2016 at SWF so when in 2019 he became embroiled in a scandal having been caught on camera making racist comments it was an easy call for SWF to cut him lose.</p><p>

He would retire from in ring competition shortly thereafter in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>

As soon as the scandal had blown over a year or so later in 2020 USPW eagerly signed Bruce up for a Manager role.</p><p> </p><p>

He was inducted into the USPW HOF in 2029 to follow his SWF induction in Sep 2019 (despite having just been released by them..) He was also inducted into the Hall of immortals in 2019. It is believed both of these came despite the scandal due to his retirement from in ring competition.</p><p> </p><p>

In 2029 he would take over as head trainer for WWA: USA</p><p> </p><p>

He retired from the industry in all capacities in 2038 before passing away in 2041 aged only 68.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Power 500</strong></p><p>

Best 2015 15th</p><p>

Last 2018 133rd</p><p> </p><p>

He held the TCW International championship twice and would hold the SWF World title on 6 occasions. Since Jan 2016 his best match came in November 2018 on SWF Supreme TV when he lost to Valiant. A 94.</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 62</p><p>

Draws 16</p><p>

Losses 20 (1 loss came in a tag match at Wrestle Peace Festival 2018)</p><p> </p><p>

High A 94</p><p>

Avg B 81 (1 Title)</p><p>

Low 38 D- (4 title)</p><p>


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<p>Mexican Ghoul obituary</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Mexican Ghoul</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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For 20 years he was a terror in SOTBPW from 2005 till 2025 less than one year following his release he passed away aged 50, his Son picked up his mask and entered the ring in 2027 having trained at the House of Negro and currently works for SOTBPW holding both their De Trios and Del Munco belts.</p><p> </p><p>

He would hold many titles in his time at SOTBPW</p><p>

Campeonato de Menor x1 in 2007</p><p>

Campeanatos de Parejas on 3 occassions (Del Muerto x1 & Mexican Beast x2)</p><p>

Campeanatos de Trios on 4 occasions (Blood raven & Mexican Beast 2007), (Blood Raven & Multimillonario in 2017), (Jormungand & Velocidad in 2021) and (Jack Marlowe & Blood Raven in 2025) </p><p> </p><p>

Wins 230 (16 titles)</p><p>

Draws 36 (3 titles)</p><p>

Losses 159 (19 titles)</p><p> </p><p>

High A* 100</p><p>

Avg B+ 84</p><p>

Low C 60</p><p> </p><p>

His best match was a defeat against El Leon at SOTBPW Television in Dec 2019 A* 100</p><p> </p><p>

He lost his own mask 80% prestige to Campeon Jr at SOTBPW Inmortalidad 2017.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Power 500</strong></p><p>

Best 26th in 2017</p><p>

Last 120th in 2025</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p>El Sucio obituary</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>El Sucio</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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A long time worker for SOTBPW he worked from 2008 to 2038 before hanging up his boots and returning in an out of ring role 2043-2044 he would pass away in 2044 aged 59.</p><p> </p><p>

He was inducted into the Hall of immortals in 2038</p><p>

He was a double inductee into the SOTBPW in 2020, once on his own and again with his tag partner Hysteria</p><p> </p><p>

He was voted Veteran wrestler of the year in 2028</p><p> </p><p>

He held the Del Mundo title on 1 occasion 2037-2038 making 10 def</p><p>

Held the De Menor title on 2 occasions 2010 and again in 2017, 12 def</p><p>

But it was as a tag and trios he had the most success</p><p>

De Parejas champions with Hysteria on 5 occasions, the last of which came on 2020</p><p>

De Trios champions on 3 occasions, (2011 with Strongman and Pirata Malvado), (2021 with Snap Dragon & Hysteria), and with Jason Roy and Hollywood Bret Starr in 2029.</p><p> </p><p>

His best match came in 2027 on SOTBPW television when he and Randy B defeated Zero Cool. A* 100</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 543 (69 Title)</p><p>

Draws 68 (7 title)</p><p>

Losses 146 (34 Title)</p><p> </p><p>

High A* 100</p><p>

Avg B+ 88</p><p>

Low C- 57</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Power 500</strong></p><p>

Best 3rd 2028</p><p>

Last 146th 2037</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p>Bubba Joe obituary</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>Bubba Joe</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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A graduate of the Titan Factory he would work for Dredd as part of the team Dem Boys but would not be signed to work for the Main roster at the Factory.</p><p>

He would pass away aged only 43 in 2040</p><p> </p><p>

He would sign with PWC in 2017 before scoring a development deal with RIPW in 2018. He would be called up to the main SWF roster in 2023 but judged surplus to requirements and released in 2024.</p><p>

He would work on a PPA basis for RCW and then CGC from 2025 before signing a written deal with NOTBPW in Sept 2025. 3 years later he would sign with USPW 2028 where he would remain until joining SOTBPW in 2036 only to return to USPW in 2038 showing just how valuable he had become.</p><p> </p><p>

He would work 5 listed indy shows in 2016/17 prior to joining PWC</p><p> </p><p>

He would also work 2 notable shows</p><p>

Wrestle Peace Festival 2030 where he went over Angry Gilmore (rated 72)</p><p>

Remembering the fallen 2021 where he went over Max Mayhem (rated 49)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>PWC</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Wins 4</p><p>

Draws 1</p><p>

Losses 3</p><p> </p><p>

High C 61</p><p>

Avg C- 55</p><p>

Low D 47</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RIPW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Wins 11</p><p>

Draws 1</p><p>

Losses 21 (9 title)</p><p> </p><p>

High C 64</p><p>

Avg D+ 52</p><p>

Low D- 36</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>SWF</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Wins 14</p><p>

Draws 0</p><p>

Losses 45</p><p> </p><p>

High B+ 85</p><p>

Avg C 64</p><p>

Low C- 53</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RCW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Top contender title Dec 2024 - Sep 2035, 6 def</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 7 (all title)</p><p>

Draws 0</p><p>

Losses 3 (all title)</p><p> </p><p>

High C- 58</p><p>

Avg C- 54</p><p>

Low D+ 48</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>CGC</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Never fought</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>NOTBPW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Television title July 2026 - Dec 2026, 10 def</p><p>

Tag titles with Troy Lauzon, May 2026 - Oct 2027, 13 def</p><p>

Ed Henson Memorial Tag team cup with Duane Stone, 2028</p><p>

Canadian title Dec 2026 - May 2027, 2 def</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 73 (30 Title)</p><p>

Draws 1</p><p>

Losses 47 (7 title)</p><p> </p><p>

High A* 99</p><p>

Avg B+ 86</p><p>

Low C+ 68</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>SOTBPW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

De Parejas with Demon King, Nov 2036 - Aug 2038, 12 def</p><p>

De Trios with Demon King & Rapido, Jan 2037 - Aug 2038, 11 def</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 108 (24 title)</p><p>

Draws 15 (1 title)</p><p>

Losses 32 (3 title)</p><p> </p><p>

High B+ 85</p><p>

Avg C+ 69</p><p>

Low C- 56</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>USPW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

National title, Dec 2038 - May 2039, 8 def</p><p>

Television title, July 2039 - May 2040, 7 def</p><p>

World Tag titles with Clause Reed, Apr 2030 - Jul 2030, 2 def</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 85 (18 title)</p><p>

Draws 21 (5 title)</p><p>

Losses 137 (10 title)</p><p> </p><p>

High A 91</p><p>

Avg B- 75</p><p>

Low D+ 48</p><p> </p><p>

His best match came in NOTBPW (his ten best matches were all there), A* 99 defeat to Mountie Mann.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Power 500</strong></p><p>

Best 25th 2027</p><p>

Last 118th 2039</p><p> </p><p>


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<p>MAW: Mid Atlantic Wrestling</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>MAW: Mid Atlantic Wrestling</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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MAW, where to begin with this cult fan favourite promotion. Their run lasted from its founding by legend Rip chord in 2005 and would run until being bought out and disbanded by the ruthless SWF in 2030.</p><p> </p><p>

Their end popularity</p><p>

Mid Atlantic 38</p><p>

South East 15</p><p>

Great lakes 15</p><p>

Tri State 15</p><p>

Mid south, Mid West and New England all 6</p><p> </p><p>

They would achieve 29 shows that sold out their full 2,000 ticket allocations.</p><p> </p><p>

The highest rated match occurred in Sept 2029 at MAW The Clash when Thomas Youngblood defeated Bobby Ray. B+ 83</p><p> </p><p>

It is worth nothing that their top three matches of all time had the exact same line up and out come.</p><p> </p><p>

The best rated event came back in 2021 at MAW Old School Rules, C 62</p><p> </p><p>

MAW would hit Regional a number of times but always seemed to fall back to Small. 2020, 2023, 2024 (lasted 2 weeks), 2024, 2025, 2026 (Twice)</p><p> </p><p>

To say they bounced up and down without hitting the key stride would be fair.</p><p> </p><p>

Long time owner Sam Keith retired and stepped down in 2026 and was replaced by fellow legend Ricky Dale Johnson, following the sale of MAW Ricky would become head booker of CWWF in 2031 before handing up his spurs one last time in 2035. It is worth noting that the SWF purchase of MAW did not include the Mid Atlantic Boot Camp which Ricky would remain head trainer of until his retirement here in 2035, the Camp continues until this day with William Hayes as their current head trainer. Since its opening in 2005 84 workers have graduated with honors.</p><p> </p><p>

Sam would pass away only 2 years later in 2028 aged 67</p><p>

Ricky Dale Johnson would himself pass away in 2039 aged 69</p><p> </p><p>

The final and 172nd show put on by MAW came in April 2030 at the Ohio Jewish Center in the Great Lakes, it was a show with a sold out 300 in attendance MAW Americana would rate only a E+ 34</p><p>

Randy Jenkins defeated Matt Nevada in the main event, E+ 35</p><p> </p><p>

The penultimate match on the card was much better with Jules Night defeating Thomas Youngblood to retain the COTT World heavyweight title, B- 74</p><p> </p><p>

The writing had been on the wall for months and the quality of show and fans in attendance had dropped off massively leaving the door open for SWF to hammer the final nail in the coffin of MAW, arguably they were headed for bankruptcy so in away this enabled fans to claim the high ground by blaming SWF.</p><p> </p><p>

The final MAW Tag champions were Big Ben and Gray who defeated Matt Nevada & Jim Rock at MAW Super Showdown the month before, C- 56</p><p> </p><p>

Peter Windham was the final Mid Atlantic Champion</p><p>

Lonniw Muscles was the final Mid Atlantic American Champion</p><p> </p><p>

The final Rip Chord invitational was XXV and came in January 2030 at the North Carolina Biker Museum in Mid Atlantic in front of a rowdy sold out 2,000 fans rated C- 55</p><p> </p><p>

Peter Windham would defeat Booby Ray for the Rip Chord invitational Challenge title in a great match, rated B- 73</p><p> </p><p>

Rip Chord himself passed away aged 73 in 2023 so never saw the end of his promotion.</p><p> </p><p>

MAW may have a spot in the hearts of many a wrestling fan but it is fair to say their crowning glory was never their own shows or achievements but rather the success those who passed through their doors went on to achieve in the business. Name me your 5 most influential workers between 2016-2030 and I bet most worked at MAW at some point on their way up, I mean just look at where some are now or went on to in their time.</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p>CGC: Canadian Golden Combat</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>CGC: Canadian Golden Combat</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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Another scalp of SWF during their buyout phase was this Canadian legacy of the DeColt family. Taken over in January of 2026.</p><p> </p><p>

Some fans think the decision to drop long term Figurehead Jack DeColt in 2025 spelt the beginning of the end for CGC.</p><p> </p><p>

Their best recorded show came on Oct 2016, CGC Apocalypse rated a C+ 70</p><p>

5,000 fans sold out the King Edward Multiplex in British Columbia doing a PPV buy rate of 0.05 (26,295)</p><p>

The main event saw Jack DeColt retain his World title against Zeus Maximillion, C+ 68</p><p> </p><p>

The highest PPV buy rate was a 0.07 (36,078) recorded for CGC The DeColt WrestleFestival Day 2 in April 2020, C+ 67</p><p>

This was a sold out 5,000 Wood Buffalo Arts Center in Alberta.</p><p>

The Main event saw Thrill Seeker retain his CGC World title over Spencer Spade, C+ 67 Of course we know Spencer would go on to do big things in both TCW and USPW whilst for Thrill this was arguably the high point of his career.</p><p> </p><p>

They would achieve 3 sold out 10,000 attendances all in 2019 but would never recapture this high point in their latter years.</p><p> </p><p>

Their highest rated match came way back in May 2017 when Jack DeColt defeated Ryan Powell at CGC Title Bout Wrestling, B- 76</p><p> </p><p>

Many fans blame Ricky DeColt for leaving in 2017 to join USPW as from what he would go on to achieve he could well have proved a big enough draw to keep them going. However personally I believe without the publicity brought to him by USPW and their international reach at the time he would never have become as popular around the world as he is today.</p><p> </p><p>

George DeColt the famous head of the family passed away in 2021 aged 77 and never saw the end of his creation.</p><p> </p><p>

Whilst I will cover The man Dan DaLay in the future it is fair to say he never got over the end of CGC and would retire in Dec 2026, now aged 70 he has been enjoying his time away from the business since his official retirement in 2041 although he was never active outside of conventions and local Indy promotions after CGC.</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p>RAW: Revolution Australian Wrestling</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>RAW: Revolution Australian Wrestling</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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From its founding in 2009 there was always something about RAW that pulled in those around the world whose screens it crossed. In Australia it became a cultural force for over a decade until a collapse in the economy matched with a fall in the industry unexpectedly dropped them back to Cult size and the wage shock combined with a lack of willing lenders left them with no choice but to close their doors due to bankruptcy in August 2031.</p><p> </p><p>

Their end popularity of 78 across all of Australia sums up how influential they became on their home scene.</p><p> </p><p>

Their rise began with a short lived dip into National stacks back in 2019 only to drop back to Cult 2 months later. by Aug 2020 they were solidly established as a National phenomenon through until their collapse in June 2031 and closure that August.</p><p> </p><p>

The writing was on the wall when CEO Tristram Day was removed in April 2030 and long term fan favourite Swoop McCarthy took his place.</p><p> </p><p>

Unfortunately Swoop could not replicate his in ring success with business ability. </p><p> </p><p>

Long time booker Vincent Victory stepped down in 2026 to be replaced by Kerry Wayne through till their closure.</p><p> </p><p>

Their best show of all time was arguably the June 2029 episode of RAW Attitude! A 91</p><p> </p><p>

They achieved over 100 sold out houses of 15,000 during their run at the top</p><p> </p><p>

16 matches achieved the supreme rating of A* 100 but the fans choice is always Loxley Robbins defeating Swoop McCarthy on RAW Decimation in Oct 2019. Nearly 3 million tuned in to watch this on the A.S.N channel.</p><p> </p><p>

In all CGC put on 1,497 shows between Jan 2016 and their close.</p><p>

Their final show was an episode of RAW Decimation in Aug 2031 at Dillards Arena in Western Australia in front of 14,127 fans and viewed by 3.3 million on TV.</p><p> </p><p>

The main event saw SubUrban Legend and Kerry Wayne defeat Croft and Snark to retain the Tag titles, A 94 which they held since march 2031 taking them from 3 time holders Montgomery Croft and Swoop McCarthy.</p><p> </p><p>

The final Quest champion was Kian Wayne who made 9 defenses winning it from Skyscraper a 6 time holder of the belt in Dec 2030</p><p> </p><p>

The final Television title holder was Swoop McCarthy on his 6th run with the belt having captured it in Sep 2030 from 4 time holder Loxley Robbins</p><p> </p><p>

For many it is one of the strange quirks of this industry that a company could beat the odds to reach such heights only to disappear so suddenly</p><p> </p><p>


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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="NewZealandfan" data-cite="NewZealandfan" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="46652" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Can't get over how aggressive SWF is that far down the line just destroying the indy scene left and right.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> It will make sense, they buy out so many companies mostly on their way down the field... but as they make their way back up perhaps it was a worthy investment!</p>
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<p>Global scene Jan 2046</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>The Global company ranking as at January 2046</p><p> </p><p>

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<p>USA Company ranking 2046</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Company rankings as at Jan 2046 in USA</p><p> </p><p>

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<p>Jack Avatar</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Jack Avatar</p><p> </p><p>

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The most popular worker in the world right now in 2046 as you all obviously know. Whilst the focus here is on the nostalgia of those from days gone by or no longer with us I feel I would be doing a disservice for those who follow should I not also touch upon those at the peak of the industry right now.</p><p> </p><p>

At 52 years of age Jack is no spring chicken and after 33 years as a pro he must be reaching the end of a very long in ring career.</p><p>

Currently ranked at 10 in the Power 500 rankings he is undoubtedly the most recognizable worker in the world today.</p><p> </p><p>

Having signed a developmental deal with RIPW back in Dec of 2016 he would then be called up to SWF in July 2017 where he would have a solid run for a decade jumping over to USPW in August 2027 where he remains until this day.</p><p> </p><p>

The smart money says to expect him to be inducted into the Hall of immortals on the day he retires. I would be highly surprised if that was not a sure thing.</p><p> </p><p>

Despite his mass appeal he had never managed to top the Power 500 with his best rank coming in at 6th in both 2040 and 2041. Whilst time is not on his side one good year could see him achieve that milestone yet.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>RIPW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Wins 3</p><p>

Draws 0</p><p>

Losses 1</p><p> </p><p>

High E+ 34</p><p>

AVG E+ 30</p><p>

Low E 25</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>SWF</strong></p><p> </p><p>

SWF North American champion twice</p><p>

Jan 2024 - Nov 2024, 14 def Won from and then lost to Steven Parker for his fourth reign</p><p>

Oct 2025 - Jan 2027, 16 def won back from Stephen Parker and lost to Matt Hocking</p><p> </p><p>

SWF World Tag team champion with Running Wolf as Execution Incorporated</p><p>

Jun 2021 - Feb 2023, 13 def. Won from Paul Huntingdon & Robbie Retro and vacated due to Running Wolf suffering a herniated spinal disc that kept him out for the next year</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 216 (44 title)</p><p>

Draws 31 (2 Title)</p><p>

Losses 181 (15 Title)</p><p> </p><p>

High B+ 86</p><p>

AVG C+ 68</p><p>

Low D+ 49</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>USPW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

USPW National champion</p><p>

Apr 2034 ended Casey Valentine's second run - Oct 2034, 8 def, lost to K2</p><p> </p><p>

USPW World champion</p><p>

Jul 2041 from Jimmy Jolt Jr - Oct 2042, 13 def, lost to Tyrus Omega</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 274 (20 title)</p><p>

Draws 48 (6 Title)</p><p>

Losses 163 (22 Title)</p><p> </p><p>

High A* 100</p><p>

AVG B 82</p><p>

Low C 62</p><p> </p><p>

His highest rated match was a win by DQ over Tyrus Omega at a tapping of USPW American Wrestling in August 2044, A* 100</p><p> </p><p>

His other A* 100 match came from a win over Thomas Youngblood by count out also on USPW American Wrestling in August 2042</p><p>


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<p>Omer Vanhorn - Obituary</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Omer Vanhorn</p><p> </p><p>

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Omer was one of the founding roster when 21CW opened their new development company The Future: 21CW in January 2016.</p><p> </p><p>

As we know many of those passing through the doors would and have gone on to do great things and it has played its part in launching 21CW to Global stardom 30 years down the line.</p><p> </p><p>

Omer worked for the developmental company till 2020 before moving up to the main 21CW roster where he would remain until his passing in 2039 aged only 42.</p><p> </p><p>

On his death he would be inducted into the Hall of immortals to join his earlier 21CW HOF entry in 2037.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Future: 21CW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

National Tag team Champion with Donny Frame</p><p>

Jun 2016 - Mar 2020, 6 def from Smiling John Smithie and Hans Morin, to Rob Beckman & Ulysses Vigil</p><p> </p><p>

World Heavyweight Champion</p><p>

Sep 16 from Jon Michael Sharp - Jun 17, 8 def by Sid Hutton</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 33 (16 Title)</p><p>

Draws 2</p><p>

Losses 8 (5 Title)</p><p> </p><p>

High B+ 83</p><p>

Avg C 65</p><p>

Low E+ 30</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>21CW</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Tag team champion with Riddick Jordan as Elite.</p><p>

Jul 2026 - Jul 2027, 9 def From Wade Orson & War Machine, lost to Apollo Prince & Nate Manchester (2nd reign)</p><p>

May 2028 - Oct 2029, 16 def From vacant, to Ivanoff brothers (5th reign)</p><p> </p><p>

United Kingdom Champion</p><p>

Jan 2022 - Feb 2022, 2 def, from Mark Adonis (2nd reign) and to Sifu (3rd reign)</p><p> </p><p>

World Champion</p><p>

Dec 2029 - Jan 2031, 12 def From Hans Morin and to Donny Frame</p><p>

Mar 2033 - Mar 2034, 10 def From Issac Kemper and to Phillip Cooper</p><p>

Oct 2035 - Dec 2036, 11 def From Phillip Cooper to Hans Morin</p><p> </p><p>

Wins 289 (65 Title)</p><p>

Draws 57 (2 Title)</p><p>

Losses 162 (23 title)</p><p> </p><p>

High A* 99</p><p>

Avg B+ 86</p><p>

Low C+ 69</p><p> </p><p>

His best match was arguably a defeat to Donny Frame at 21CW: Head to Head in March 2031, A* 99. Although he had many more than 10 such rated matches in his time.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Power 500</strong></p><p>

Best 1st 2033 & 2036</p><p>

Last 7th 2038</p><p>

First time ranked 2017 367th</p><p> </p><p>

Tag team of the year with Riddick Jordan</p><p>




2038</p><p> </p><p>

Wrestler of the Year</p><p>


2036</p><p> </p><p>


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