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This is a list of independent wrestling promotions in the United States, sorted by regional area, and lists both active and defunct "indy promotions" from the 1990s and 2000s. This list does not include pre-1980s regional territories or present-day promotions affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance.

New EnglandEdit

ConnecticutEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
MXW Pro Wrestling Waterbury Joel Gertner 2004- Yes The company operates an office in New York, NY, however, the majority of their live events have been presented in Connecticut.
Power & Glory Wrestling Fairfield Vito Esparo 2007- Yes [1]
Defunct
Assault Championship Wrestling Waterbury Jason Knight 2000-2004 Yes [2][3]
Connecticut Championship Wrestling Milford Joe LaChance 1999-2007 Yes Paul Roma was commissioner for the promotion.
Defiant Pro Wrestling Waterbury Mike Milano 2004-2008 Yes [2][4]

MaineEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Pro Wrestling America Live Waterville Joshua James Duprey
Joel Andre Bouchard
2007- Yes
Defunct
Eastern Wrestling Alliance Portland James St. Jean
Bob Staples
1998-2008 Yes Was the only active wrestling promotion in Maine during its six-year existance; later sold to a Massachusetts promoter and reclocated to Charlton.[2][4][5][6]

MassachusettsEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Big Time Wrestling Reading Terry Allen 2006- Yes Is a continuation of the original Big Time Wrestling under promoter Tony Santos in the 1950s and 60s.[7][8]
Century Wrestling Alliance Revere Ellen Magliaro
Tony Rumble
1989- Yes Formerly known as NWA New England from 1998 to 2007. Is the longest-running independent promotion under a single owner in New England.[2][5][9][10][11][12]
Chaotic Wrestling North Andover Jamie Jamitowski
Killer Kowalski
2000- Yes [4][13][14]
Millennium Wrestling Federation Melrose Don Mirade
Johnny Fabulous
2001- Yes [4][15][16]
New England Championship Wrestling Jamaica Plain Sheldon Goldberg 2000- Yes [4][17][18][19]
New World Wrestling Blackstone Paulie Gilmore 2003- Yes Co-promoted events with NWA New England in 2004 and 2005.[4][20]
Top Rope Promotions Fall River Steve Ricard 1984- Yes Formerly known as Yankee Pro Wrestling[4][5][10] from 1997 to 2004. Its wrestling school, The Lock-Up, is run by Matt Hyson.
Ultimate Wrestling Dynasty Feeding Hills 2007- Yes
World Wrestling Stars Rockland Mike Sparta 1998- Yes
Defunct
American Wrestling Federation Lowell Gordon Scozzari 1991-1992 No [5][21]
Elite Wrestling Alliance Beverly Donnie Deluca 1994-2001 Yes Promoter later formed Primal Conflict Wrestling.[2][22]
International Wrestling Federation Reading Killer Kowalski 1979-1995 No Associated with Kowalski's wrestling school, a number of his early students competed in the promotion such as Perry Saturn, Joanie Laurer (later to be known as Chyna) and Paul Levesque (now better known as Triple H); later relocated to Burlington, Vermont.[2][5][9][10][23]
International World Class Championship Wrestling Boston Joe Savoldi 1984-1996 No Dominant independent promotion in New England during the 1980s; succeeded by Century Wrestling Alliance prior to its close in 1996.[2][5][9][24]
PWF Northeast Webster Matthew West 2002-2005 Yes Sister promotion of the Premiere Wrestling Federation and PWF Mid-South.[4][25]
South Coast Championship Wrestling New Bedford Joe Eugenio 1999-2002 No Sister promotion of Yankee Pro Wrestling; later merged with Steve Ricard's Top Rope Promotions.[4][26]

New HampshireEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Front Row Wrestling Rochester Scott C. Despres 2003- Yes Announced a merger with NWA Liberty States Wrestling.[27]

Rhode IslandEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Power League Wrestling Pawtucket Jack Martin
Ralph Adams
1991- Yes Oldest independent wrestling promotion in Rhode Island.[4][5][28]
Defunct
New England Wrestling Alliance Cranston Rocco Dellasandro 1991-2004 Yes [5][23][29]
Rhode Island Wrestling Alliance Cranston Alfred Traveiso
Chris Sanders
1995-2004 Yes [2][4][5]

East CoastEdit

DelawareEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Dynamite Championship Wrestling Dover Johnson Joshua 2003- Yes Originally known as Delaware Championship Wrestling.
East Coast Wrestling Association Wilmington Jim Kettner 1967- Yes Longest-running independent promotion in Delaware.[5][9][10][30]

MarylandEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Maryland Championship Wrestling Baltimore Dan McDervitt
Dick Caricofe
1998- Yes [5][31]
National Wrestling League Hagerstown Dick Caricofe
John Rambo
1988- Yes Also known as NWL/HoPWF in association with sister promotion House of Pain Wrestling Federation;[32] is the longest-running independent promotion in Maryland.[5][23][33]
Defunct
Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation Essex Dennis Wippercht
Tim Burke
1991-2004 Yes [5][10][23][34]

New JerseyEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
East Coast Professional Wrestling Lake Hiawatha Gino Caruso 1992- Yes [5][9][10]
Empire Wrestling Alliance Jersey Shore Ron Post 1997- Yes Closed in 2007, but resumed operations in almost two years later.[5][35]
Force One Pro Wrestling Egg Harbor City Tommy Cairo
Phil Varlese
Pat DiGiacomo
James Pillman
2006- Yes
Independent Superstars of Professional Wrestling Little Falls Tommy Fierro 1999- Yes [5][36]
Independent Wrestling Federation Woodland Park Kevin Knight 1998- Yes [5][37]
Jersey All Pro Wrestling Bayonne Frank Iadeavia 1997- Yes [4][5][38][39]
National Wrestling Superstars Hazlet Joe Panzarino 2002- Yes [4][40]
Women Superstars Uncensored Lake Hiawatha Sean Hansen 2007- Yes
Defunct
American Wrestling Council Iselin AJ Sparxx 1997-1998 Yes Merged with the Independent Wrestling Federation in 1998.[5][41]
B.R.A.W.L. Somerdale Jersey Hurricane 1999-2003 Yes [5][42]
Jersey Championship Wrestling Hasbrouck Heights JCW Productions 1999-2004 Yes [4][43]
National Wrestling Federation Bricktown DC Drake 1986-1994 No [5][44]
Phoenix Championship Wrestling Toms River Don Bucci 2001-2003 Yes Promoted by the twin brother of Simon Dean, Donnie B, PCW was home to a number of future WWE stars, most notably, Mike Bucci.[45]
Stars & Stripes Championship Wrestling Belleville Carmine Sabia 1998-2005 Yes [46]
United Wrestling Coalition Jobstown Dave and Lois Thomas 1998- Yes First independent promotion invited to perform at Six Flags; one of the largest and most successful collectors for the "Toys for Tots" program.[5][47]

New YorkEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
World of Unpredictable Wrestling Brooklyn Johnny Rodz 1980- Yes Run by WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz at the legendary Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, New York.
Empire State Wrestling Niagara Falls Scott Heim 2002- Yes Promotion known as NWA-Empire from 2006-2008, and NEW-Niagara from 2008-2009.[48]
In Your Face Wrestling Capital Region Ryan Williams
Scott Weinbloom
2007- Yes
New York Wrestling Connection Hicksville John Curse
Mikey Whipwreck
2002- Yes [4]
Northeast Wrestling Cornwall-on-Hudson Michael O'Brien 1995- Yes [5][10][49][50]
Pier 6 Wrestling Rochester Adam Nowak 2008- Yes [51]
Ultimate Wrestling Geneva Terry Ridley 2007- Yes
Defunct
Ballpark Brawl Wrestling Buffalo Chris Hill 2003-2007 Yes Held annual supercards at Dunn Tire Park and Frontier Field.
Elite Wrestling Federation Schenectady 2001-2002 No [4][52]
Hardcore Wrestling Alliance Holbrook Paul Lauria 1999-2000 No [53]
Impact Championship Wrestling Queens Jac Saboth 2000-present Yes Recently revived[54]
World of Hurt Wrestling Albany David DeJohn 1999-2007 Yes [55]

PennsylvaniaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
American Championship Pro Wrestling Philadelphia Chris Sutton 2005- Yes [56]
AWA WORLD-1 South Pottstown Steve Corino
Rob Dimension
Bryan Reigel
2001- Yes Formerly known as Premier Wrestling Federation, parent promotion of PWF Northeast and PWF Mid-South[57]; promotion changed its name to Pro Wrestling World-1 in 2004; merging with AWA Spinebuster to form AWA WORLD-1 South in 2006.[58][59]
CHIKARA Allentown Mike Quackenbush 2002- Yes [4]
Combat Zone Wrestling Philadelphia DJ Hyde 1999- Yes [5][60]
Dragon Gate USA Philadelphia Satoshi Oji
Gabe Sapolsky
2009- Yes American affiliate of the Japanese puroresu organization Dragon Gate.
International Wrestling Cartel Pittsburgh a Norm Conners
Chuck Roberts
3 Time Retire [http:// iwcwrestling.com Yes] Norm is a cheap promoter. He will never pay you what he promises. If you don't believe this read Dusty Rhodes book. He has also retired 3 times. [4][61]
Keystone Championship Wrestling Altoona Ken Downs 2002- Yes [62]
Pro Wrestling Entertainment Mechanicsburg Tiffani Monroe 2004- Yes Its training faciity is run by Johnny Graham.[4][63]
Pro Wrestling Unplugged Philadelphia Tod Gordon
Johnny Kashmere
2004- Yes Promotion founded after Johnny Kashmere and Trent Acid left Combat Zone Wrestling in 2004.[4]
Ring of Honor Bristol Cary Silkin 2002- Yes [64][65]
Women's Extreme Wrestling Philadelphia Dave Milan 2002- Yes Holds events at the former ECW Arena.
World Wide Wrestling Alliance Hatfield Dino Sanna 1981- Yes Bruno Sammartino served as the promotion's first commissioner.[5][9]
World Xtreme Wrestling Allentown Afa Anoa'i 1996- Yes Associated with Afa Anoa'i's Wild Samoan Pro Wrestling Training Center.[4][5][66]
Defunct
Allied Powers Wrestling Federation Indiana Chris Lash
Ken Brewer, Jr.
1998- Yes [5][67]
Extreme Championship Wrestling Philadelphia Tod Gordon
Paul Heyman
1992-2002 Yes [5][9][10][17][23][29]
Future Wrestling Alliance Palo Alto Smart Mark Video 1998-2002 Yes [5][68]
Hardway Wrestling Bethlehem The Bad Crew 1998-2004 Yes [69]
International Pro Wrestling Harrisburg Doug Flex
Brick Bronsky
1997-2004 No [5]
KAPOW! Philadelphia 2002-2005 Yes [70]
Major League Wrestling Philadelphia Court Bauer 2002-2005 No [71][72]
Pennsylvania Championship Wrestling Reading Blaine DeSantis 1995-2000 No [5][10][73]
Pittsburgh Wrestling League North Versailles 1999-2001 No Merged with NWA East in 2001.[5][74]
Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling Philadelphia The Blue Meanie
Jasmin St. Claire
2002-2005 Yes Also known as 3PW; featured many former stars from Extreme Championship Wrestling following its close in 2001.[75][76]
Pro-Wrestling 3000 Limerick Steve Corino
Ryan Kavangh
Reyes Nunez
2007-2009 Yes Also known as 3KWrestling Fighting Athletes; merged with B4W to form Pro-Wrestling WORLD-1 in 2009.[77][78]
Steel City Wrestling Pittsburgh Norm Conners 1994-1999 No Promotion closed after Conners entered the mortuary business; became promoter for the International Wrestling Cartel in 2001.[5][9][10][79]
Tri-State Wrestling Alliance Philadelphia Joel Goodhart 1989-1992 Yes [5][80][81]

MidwestEdit

IllinoisEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
SHIMMER Women Athletes Berwyn Dave Prazak
Allison Danger
2005- Yes [82]
Windy City Pro Wrestling Chicago Sam DeCero 1988- Yes [5][9][10][17]
Defunct
American Wrestling Federation Chicago Paul Alperstein 1994-1996 No Tito Santana and Sgt. Slaughter were bookers for the promotion.[5][83]
Powerhouse Championship Wrestling LaSalle Tim Lyle 1993-2000 Yes [5][84]

IndianaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Central Wrestling Federation Lafayette Marc Houston & P.T. Hustla ???- Yes
Hoosier Pro Wrestling Columbus Jerry Wilson 1998- Yes [85]
Michiana Championship Wrestling Goshen Jeremy Parson 2008- Yes Has co-promoted charity events with NWA Underground.[86]
New Era Wrestling Shelbyville 2000- Yes
Wild Championship Wrestling Outlaws Indianapolis Don Basher 1999- Yes [4][5][87]
Defunct
International Association of Wrestling Mishawaka Brian Costello 1992-2005 Yes [9][88]
Main Event Championship Wrestling Evansville John Collins 2001 No Former ECW star The Sandman was head booker for the promotion.[89][90]
New Wave Championship Wrestling Evansville John Collins 2001-2002 Yes [91]
Pro Wrestling International Indianapolis Diamond Dan 1994-1998 Yes Casey Stephon and R.D. Reynolds were bookers for the promotion; became inactive after 1998 but still holds occasional shows.[5][9][10]
Ringside Wrestling Federation Indianapolis Don White 2003-2007 Yes

MichiganEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
All-World Wrestling League Williamston Ed Farhat, Jr. 2004- Yes [92]
Blue Collar Wrestling Alliance Southgate Mike Blackwell 2007- Yes First promotion in the world to tour North America.
Juggalo Championship Wrestling Detroit Shaggy 2 Dope
Violent J
1999- Yes [93]
TWX Wrestling Flint Shawn Grugel
Gordon Harris
Bob Breckenridge
2009- Yes Company purchased by Mike Blackwell owner of the Blue Collar Wrestling Alliance, BCWA
Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling Warren Malcolm Monroe, Jr. 1994- Yes Originally founded as Midwest Championship Wrestling by Malcolm Monroe and Scott D'Amore in 1994;[5][23] became Insane Championship Wrestling in 1996 and X-treme Intense Championship Wrestling in 2000.[4][94][95]
Defunct
Championship Wrestling Federation Warren Dave St. Onge
Thomas LaPeer
Art Marshall
1996-1997 No [5][96]
International Wrestling Revolution Detroit Josh Movado
Bubba Mackenzie
2002-2007 Yes Commonly known as IWR Revolucha Wrestling, it is one of the few lucha libre promotions in the United States and the only one operating in Midwest.[4][97]
Maximum Pro Wrestling Livonia Scott D'Amore
Allan Young
2002-2003 Yes Merged with Canadian promotion Border City Wrestling.[98]
Midwest Territorial Wrestling Dearborn Gary Woronchak 1994-1995 No [5][9][17][29][99]
Motor City Wrestling Warren Kurt Schneider 1981-2000 No [5][9][10][17][29]
Xtreme Wrestling Federation Dearborn Art Marshall 2001-2002 No [100]

MinnesotaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
F1rst Wrestling Minneapolis Arik Cannon 2007- Yes
Western Wrestling Association Minneapolis Bill Wasserman 1985- Yes [5]
Defunct
Midwest Pro Wrestling Minneapolis Eddie Sharkey 1999-2007 Yes [4][5]
Northern Premier Wrestling Gibbon J.B. Trask 1994-1999 No [5][23]
Pro Wrestling America Minneapolis Eddie Sharkey 1985-1998 No [5][23][101][102]
Steel Domain Wrestling Lakeville Ed Hellier 1998-2002 Yes Originally known as St. Paul Championship Wrestling until 2001; Both Jesse Ventura and Nick Bockwinkel have been involved with the promotion.[4][5]

MissouriEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
World League Wrestling Eldon Harley Race 1999- Yes Associated with the Harley Race Wrestling Academy; formerly affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance.[4][5][103]
Defunct
Midwest Renegade Wrestling St. Louis Mike Rogers
Ty Dalton
1996-2000 No Promotion was revived as NWA Central States in 2004.[5]

OhioEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Attitude Wrestling Federation Zanesville Dustin Taylor 2008- No [4]
Global Wrestling Association Lima Al Snow 1993-1999 No Associated with Al Snow's Bodyslammer's Gym; promotion folded shortly after being sold to a Cleveland businessman in 1999.[9][10][104]
Heartland Wrestling Association Cincinnati Les Thatcher
Chad Dillefeld
1996- Yes [4][5][105][106]
International Wrestling Association Niles Pete Lucic 1990- No [5][9]
New Era Pro Wrestling Painesville Eddie Edwards 2001-2007 Yes [4][107]
Northern Wrestling Federation Cincinnati Johnny Diamond
Roger Ruffen
1998- Yes
Ohio Championship Wrestling Coshocton Jeff Lanham 2004- Yes [4]
Outlaws of Championship Wrestling Cleveland William Rabbits
Paul Michalski
Frank Urankar II
1999-2002 Yes [108]
World Wide Wrestling Alliance Columbus Richard Arpin
Dave Nelson
2004-2005 No Originally known as NWA Ohio.[109]

WisconsinEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Brew City Wrestling Milwaukee Frankie DeFalco 2005- Yes Affiliated with both AWA Superstars and the National Wrestling Alliance.[110][111]
Defunct
Mid-America Wrestling Milwaukee Carmine DeSpirito 1992-2006 Yes [5][112]

SoutheastEdit

FloridaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
!Bang! Ocala Dory Funk, Jr. 2001- Yes Associated with Funk's Funking Conservatory wrestling school.
Coastal Championship Wrestling Coral Springs Bruno Sassi 2004- Yes Associated with Jimmy Snuka's Bodyslam University and the Team 3D Wrestling Academy.
Florida Championship Wrestling Tampa Bill Brown
Bernie Siegel
1992- Yes Originally known as the Sunshine Wrestling Federation from 1992 to 1998;[5][10] continuation of the Championship Wrestling from Florida regional promotion and developmental territory for World Wrestling Entertainment.[5][113][114]
Full Impact Pro Largo Sal Hamaoui 2004- Yes Sister promotion of Ring of Honor from 2003 to 2009; talent exchange agreement with Dragon Gate USA.[115][116]
Hardkore Championship Wrestling Hollywood Nick Mayberry 2002- Yes [117]
New Era Wrestling Ft Myers Craig Stokes 2010- Yes
USA Xtreme Pro Wrestling Orlando Frank Goodman 1996- Yes Known as USA Pro Wrestling from 1996 to 2005; relocated from New York in 2007.[118]
World Pro Wrestling Orlando Jerry Grey 1988- Yes [5][10]
Defunct
Florida Wrestling Alliance Tampa Cliff Anderson 1998-2004 No [5][9]
Florida Wrestling Federation Winter Haven 1994-2002 No [5][9]
Future of Wrestling Fort Lauderdale Bobby Rogers 1998-2003 Yes Associated with Rusty Brooks' School of Hard Knocks.[5][119]
Independent Professional Wrestling Davie Ron Niemi
Mike Pescina
1998-2003 Yes Promotion merged with NWA Florida in 2003.[5][120]
International Championship Wrestling Association Tampa Square Circle Promotions 1992-1996 No [5][9]
Southern Championship Wrestling Florida DeBary 2003-2007 Yes [4][121]
Sunray Pro Wrestling Melbourne Joe Price 2003-2004 Yes Formerly known as NWA Florida.[122]
Xtreme Wrestling Federation Orlando Jimmy Hart 2001-2005 Yes Events filmed at Universal Studios Florida; co-promoted events with the World Wrestling Council.[89][123][124]

GeorgiaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Deep South Wrestling McDonough Jody Hamilton 2005- Yes WWE developmental territory from 2005 to 2007.[125][126]
Great Championship Wrestling Columbus Jerry Oates 2004- Yes Formerly known as Georgia Championship Wrestling from 2004 to 2005; sister promotion of NWA Wildside.[127][128]
Defunct
National Championship Wrestling Cornelia Steve Martin 1997-1999 No Merged with NWA Georgia to form NWA Wildside.[5][129]
National Wrestling Federation Dalton 2000-2003 No Originally known as United States Championship Wrestling until 2002.[130]
North Georgia Wrestling Alliance Forest Park Sam Kent 1994-1997 No Also known as the North Georgia Wrestling Association; promotion was a developmental territory for World Championship Wrestling during the early-1990s.[5][9][131]
Spinebuster Championship Wrestling Valdosta 2004-2005 Yes [132][133]
Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling Marietta Dusty Rhodes 2000-2003 Yes Featured many former stars from World Championship Wrestling following its close in 2001.[134]
War Zone Wrestling Alliance Gainesville 1997-1998 No Formerly known as the Great American Wrestling Alliance.[5][135]

KentuckyEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Independent Wrestling Association Louisville Ian Rotten 1996- Yes [4][5][136][137]
Ohio Valley Wrestling Louisville Danny Davis 1998- Yes Affiliated with the National Werstling Alliance from 1998 to 2000 and a WWE developmental territory from 2000 to 2008; also has an affiliate promotion, Derby City Wrestling, which it used to train students as its wrestling facility.[5][138][139]
Defunct
PWF Mid-South Kentucky 2001-2002 No Affiliated with Premier Wrestling Alliance and PWF Northeast.[140]
Tri-State Wrestling Kentucky Jeff Libolt 2000-2003 No Originally founded by "White Lion" Jim Tanner and "Bad Religion" Maxx Burton; promotion bought by NWA Championship Wrestling in 2003.[141]
USA Main Event Wrestling Jamestown Dale Mann
Mike Mann
1997-2000 No [5][10]

North CarolinaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Allied Independent Wrestling Federations White Plains Rick Deezel 1992- Yes Also known as AIWF Wrestling.[5][10]
High Velocity Wrestling Hendersonville Gary Benfield (Viper) 2001- yes
CWF-Mid Atlantic Wrestling Burlington Danny Wenkel 2000- Yes Also known as the Carolina Wrestling Federation; affiliated with AWA Superstars from 2005 until 2007.[4][5][142][143]
Power Pro Wrestling Sanford Dick Foley 2006- Yes
United Professional Wrestling Association Wilmington Donald Brower 2005- Yes
Defunct
Atlantic Coast Championship Wrestling Wilmington Dave Renegade 2000-2002 Yes
Great American Wrestling Federation Asheville Bill Hagan 1996-1999 No [5][10]
OMEGA Cameron Matt Hardy
Jeff Hardy
1997-1999 No Promotion closed when Matt and Jeff Hardy joined the World Wrestling Federation.
Pro Wrestling Federation Charlotte Gary Quartanelli 1990-1999 No [5][9][10][144]
South Atlantic Pro Wrestling Winston-Salem Paul Jones
Frank Dusek
1990-1992 No Originally founded as North American Wrestling Association by George Scott, John Ringley and Mike Lamberth.[5][145]
South Eastern Wrestling Alliance Sylva 1991-1997 No [5][146]
Southern Championship Wrestling Durham Jack Cates 1994-2004 Yes [5][9][147]

South CarolinaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Defunct
Coastal Championship Wrestling Myrtle Beach Robert Hochman 2003-2005 Yes [148]

TennesseeEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Just Plain Wrestling Millington Chris Thigpen 2004- Yes [149]
Showtime All-Star Wrestling Millersville T.J. Weatherby 2006 Yes Originally known as Southern All-Star Wrestling until 2008.
Southern States Wrestling Kingsport Beau James 1991- Yes Formerly known as NWA Championship Wrestling.[4][5][9][10][150]
Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation Brownsville Rodney Howard 1991- Yes [5][151]
Tennessee Xtreme Wrestling Knoxville Jerry and Preston Tipton 2007- Yes
United States Wrestling Organization Springfield Tony Falk 2001- Yes [4][152]
Defunct
Appalachian Mountain Wrestling Elizabethton 1998-1999 No Formerly known as the Southern Wrestling Alliance.[5][153]
Memphis Championship Wrestling Memphis Terry Golden 2000-2001 No WWE developmental territory from 2000 to 2001; revived as Memphis Wrestling in 2003.[154]
Memphis Power Pro Wrestling Memphis Randy Hales 1998-2004 No Merged with Memphis Championship Wrestling in 2001, but left two months later.[155]
Music City Wrestling Memphis Bert Prentice
Bill Behrens
1997- No There were two groups which ran under the MCW name. MCW Tennessee was run by Bert Prentice while the second, MCW Georgia, was operated by Bill Behrens and affiliated with World Wrestling Entertainment.[5][156]
New Blood Wrestling Dyersburg Sir Mo 2006-2009 Yes [157]
New Breed Championship Wrestling Brownsville 1996-2002 No [158]
Real Wrestling Federation Memphis 2001-2003 Yes Events held at the Raleigh Springs Mall.[4][159]
Smoky Mountain Wrestling Knoxville Jim Cornette 1991-1995 No [5][29][160][161]
United States Wrestling Association Memphis Jerry Jarrett
Jerry Lawler
1988-1997 No Promotion formed when regional promotions the Continental Wrestling Association and the Dallas-based World Class Wrestling Association merged in 1989.[5][9][10][23][162][163]
USA Championship Wrestling Nashville Bert Prentice 2001-2003 No Originally affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance, but left in 2002; events held at the Nashville Fairgrounds.[164]

VirginiaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
United Wrestling Federation Richmond Hermie Sadler
Earl Hebner
Dave Hebner
2005- Yes Formerly associated with TNA.
Vanguard Championship Wrestling Smithfield Ronald Nowel
Travis Bradshaw
1996- Yes Formerly known as Virginia Championship Wrestling and affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance.[4][5][165]
Defunct
Independent Professional Wrestling Alliance Arlington Kevin Carson
Cueball Carmichael
1995-1999 Yes Also known as the Independent Pro Wrestling Alliance.[5][5][10][166]
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Alliance Edinburg Doug Ward 1995-1997 No [5][9][10]

West VirginiaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Championship Pro Wrestling Martinsburg Jamie Cave 1997- Yes [5][167]
Mason-Dixon Wrestling Nutter Fort Jim Hawkins 1997- Yes [5][168]
Defunct
Atlantic Terror Championship Wrestling Martinsburg Barry Casino 2000-2001 No [5][169]

SouthwestEdit

NevadaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Defunct
Ladies Professional Wrestling Association Laughlin Tor Berg 1989-1992 Yes Briefly revived by Tor Berg in 1998, but folded two years later.[170][171]
National Wrestling Council Las Vegas 1995-1997 No [5]

OklahomaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Defunct
Power Zone Wrestling Alliance Shawnee Rick Garrett 1994-1996 No [5][9][172]
Steel Rage Pro Wrestling Sapulpa Sarah Harmon 2002-2006 Yes A short-lived "family friendly" company founded by Sarah Harmon and other wrestlers who left Oklahoma Championship Wrestling.[4][173][174]

TexasEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Anarchy Championship Wrestling Austin Daryl Childress 2006- Yes
Christian Wrestling Federation Rockwall Rob Vaughn 2000- Yes [4][175]
Professional Championship Wrestling Arlington The Busseys 2000- Yes
Pro Wrestling Alliance Houston Booker T 2006- Yes
River City Wrestling San Antonio Brandon Oliver 2002- Yes
Texas All Star Wrestling Humble Bob Murphy 1994- Yes [5][10]
Texas Wrestling Alliance San Antonio Rudy Gonzales 1999- Yes Founded with Shawn Michaels as part of his Texas Wrestling Academy wrestling school.[5][176]
Texas Wrestling Federation Karnes City Jimmy Perez 2004- Yes [5]
Warriors 4 Christ Wrestling San Antonio Curtis Stone 1999- Yes
World of Wrestling Houston Charles Taylor 1998- Yes
Wrecking Ball Wrestling Dallas Tony Martin 2006- Yes [177][178]
Defunct
Extreme Texas Wrestling San Antonio Rudy Boy Gonzalez 2001-2002 Yes [4][179]
Global Wrestling Federation Dallas Max Andrews
Grey Pierson
1991-1994 No [5][180][181]
XCW Wrestling Denton Nite Davis 2000-2009 Yes

UtahEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
American Championship Wrestling Salt Lake City Nic Hardy 2003- Yes [182]
Ultra Championship Wrestling-Zero Salt Lake City Steve Neilson 2003- Yes Affiliated with AWA Superstars from 2005 to 2007.[183][184]

West CoastEdit

CaliforniaEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
All Pro Wrestling Hayward Roland Alexander 1995- Yes Featured in the 1999 documentary Beyond the Mat.[5][185][186]
Empire Wrestling Federation San Bernardino Jesse Hernandez
Bill Anderson
1996- No [5][185][187]
Incredibly Strange Wrestling San Francisco Johnny Legend
August Ragone
1995- No
Pro Championship Wrestling Oroville James Hate 1999- Yes [188]
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Los Angeles Excalibur
Joey Ryan
Scott Lost
Super Dragon
2003- Yes [185][189]
Ultimate Pro Wrestling Los Angeles Rick Bassman 1998- Yes The home promotion for many current stars of TNA, WWE and Zero One; as of 2005, is an official talent scout for the WWE.[185][190][191]
Defunct
American Independent Wrestling Alliance Los Angeles Ed Aherns 1990-1998 No [5][10][185]
New American Wrestling Pomona 1995-1996 No [192]
Revolution Pro Wrestling Industry Gabe Ramirez 1999-2004 No [185][193]
Slammers Wrestling Federation Studio City Verne Langdon
El Toro Bravo
1989-1997 Yes [5][10][185]
West Coast Wrestling Association Fresno Ward Enterprises 1990-1991 Yes Revieved as North American Wrestling in 2000, but folded three years later.[5][194]
Women of Wrestling Los Angeles David McLane 2000-2001 Yes [195]
Wrestling Society X Los Angeles Kevin Kleinrock
Cody Michaels
Vampiro
2006-2007 No Produced by Big Vision Entertainment, it was briefly aired on MTV in 2007.[196]
Xtreme Pro Wrestling Sherman Oaks Rob Zicari
Tom Byron
1999-2003 Yes [89][185][197]

HawaiiEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Active
Action Zone Wrestling Waipahu Daryl Bonilla 2005- Yes [198]
Defunct
Hawai'i Championship Wrestling Honolulu Don Muraco
Linda Bade
2003-2008 Yes Formerly affiliated with AWA Superstars.[199][200]

WashingtonEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Website Notes
Defunct
Championship Wrestling U.S.A. Vancouver Sandy Barr 1992-1997 No [5][23][201]

PWO-pro wrestling ohio clevland Ohio 2002 - present

See alsoEdit

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  13. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Chaotic Wrestling". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/newengland/chaotic/. 
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  15. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Millennium Wrestling Federation". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/newengland/mwf/. 
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  20. Ferraro, John (2007). "New World Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/nww.html. 
  21. Benaka, Matt (2004). "American Wrestling Federation". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/awf2.html. 
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  30. Dupree, Jim (2004). "East Coast Wrestling Association". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ecwa.html. 
  31. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott (2004). "Maryland Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/mcw2.html. 
  32. Tsakiries, Phil (2004). "House of Pain Wrestling Federation". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/hopwf.html. 
  33. Tsakiries, Phil (2004). "National Wrestling League". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/nwl.html. 
  34. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott, Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2004). "Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation (Maryland)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/mewf.html. 
  35. Oliver, Earl (2004). "Empire Wrestling Alliance". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ewa.html. 
  36. Roelfsema, Eric (2007). "Independent Superstars of Professional Wrestling (New Jersey)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ispw.html. 
  37. Tsakiries, Phil; Eric Roelfsema (2004). "Independent Wrestling Federation". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/iwf.html. 
  38. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Jersey All Pro Wrestling". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/nj/japw/. 
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  40. Tsakiries, Phil (2004). "National Wrestling Superstars". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/nws.html. 
  41. Westcott, Brian (2004). "American Wrestling Council". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/awc.html. 
  42. Tsakiries, Phil (2004). "Bloody Rage American Wrestling League". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/brawl.html. 
  43. Westcott, Brian; Earl Oliver (2004). "Jersey Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/jcw.html. 
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  45. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Phoenix Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/phcw.html. 
  46. Tsakiries, Phil (2004). "Stars & Stripes Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/sscw.html. 
  47. Oliver, Earl (2004). "United Wrestling Coalition". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/uwc.html. 
  48. Oship, Mark (2007). "Empire State Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/esw.html. 
  49. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Northeast Wrestling". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/newengland/new/. 
  50. Westcott, Brian (2004). "NWA - Northeast Wrestling (formerly Northeast Wrestling)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/nwane.html. 
  51. Watts, TC; Zip Whittle (2008-06-23). "IWW: Pier 6". Indeed Wrestling Weekly. Podfeed.net. http://dl01.blastpodcast.com/indeedwrestling/15285_1214184867.mp3. 
  52. Williams, Bert (2004). "Elite Wrestling Federation". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ewf.html. 
  53. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Hardcore Wrestling Alliance". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/hwa2.html. 
  54. Tsakiries, Phil; Earl Oliver (2004). "Impact Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/icw.html. 
  55. Tsakiries, Phil; Brian Westcott and Brett Williams (2004). "World of Hurt Wrestling (NWA)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/wohw.html. 
  56. Sutton, Chris (2008). "American Championship Pro Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/acpw.html. 
  57. Roelfsema, Eric; Earl Oliver (2004). "Premiere Wrestling Federation". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/premfw.html. 
  58. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Pro-Wrestling WORLD-1". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pa/e/world1/. 
  59. Westcott, Brian; Hisaharu Tanabe, Mario Pulsone, Nick Garrison and Jeff Capo (2006). "Pro Wrestling World 1". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/pww1.html. 
  60. Westcott, Brian; Matt Bish, Adam Fenwick and Michael Urbanavage (2004). "Combat Zone Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/czw.html. 
  61. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott (2004). "International Wrestling Cartel". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/iwc2.html. 
  62. Roelfsema, Eric; Matt Bish (2004). "Keystone Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/kcw.html. 
  63. Capo, Jeff (2004). "Pro Wrestling Entertainment". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/pwe.html. 
  64. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Ring of Honor". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh/. 
  65. Westcott, Brian; Matt Bish (2004). "Ring of Honor". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/roh.html. 
  66. Westcott, Brian; Eric Shaffer, Ben Ziek, John Lazarsky, Mark Clemson and Sam Cesare (2005). "World Xtreme Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/wxw.html. 
  67. Bish, Matt (2007). "Allied Powers Wrestling Federation". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/apwf.html. 
  68. Tsakiries, Phil (2004). "Future Wrestling Alliance". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/fwa2.html. 
  69. Tsakiries, Phil; Michael Urbanavage (2004). "Hardway Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/hw.html. 
  70. Roelfsema, Eric (2004). "KAPOW!". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/kapow.html. 
  71. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Major League Wrestling". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mlw/. 
  72. Pulsone, Mario (2004). "Major League Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/mlw.html. 
  73. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott (2004). "Pennsylvania Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/pcw.html. 
  74. Oliver, Earl; Jeff Capo (2004). "Pittsburg Wrestling League (NWA East)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/pwl.html. 
  75. Westcott, Brian (2004). "3PW - Pro Pain Pro Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/3pw.html. 
  76. "3PW" Pro Wrestling History: The Independents ProWrestlingHistory.com http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/indy/3pw/3pwindex.html 
  77. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Pro-Wrestling 3000". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pa/e/3k/. 
  78. Tanabe, Hisaharu; Gonzalo Soto (2008). "Pro-Wrestling 3000/3KWrestling Fighting Athletes". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/3kw.html. 
  79. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott (2004). "Steel City Wrestling (Pennsylvania)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/scw2.html. 
  80. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Tri-State Wrestling Alliance". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pa/e/twa/. 
  81. "Joel Goodhart's Tri-State Wrestling Alliance" Pro Wrestling History: The Independents ProWrestlingHistory.com http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/indy/tristate/tsindex.html 
  82. Fenwick, Adam (2008). "SHIMMER Women Athletes". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/shimmer.html. 
  83. "Paul Alperstein's AWF" Pro Wrestling History: The Independents ProWrestlingHistory.com http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/indy/awf/awfindex.html 
  84. Roelfsema, Eric (2004). "Powerhouse Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/pcw2.html. 
  85. Tsakiries, Phil (2004). "Hoosier Pro Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/hpw.html. 
  86. Parsons, Jeremy (2008). "Michiana Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/michiana.html. 
  87. Oliver, Earl (2004). "Wild Championship Wrestling Outlaws". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/wcwo.html. 
  88. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Independent Association of Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/iaw.html. 
  89. 89.0 89.1 89.2 Keith, Scott; Paul Nemer and Luke Michael (2002) "Independent Promotions - FAQ" Pro Wrestling FAQ Wrestleview.com http://www.wrestleview.com/faq/?style=light&article=independent 
  90. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Main Event Championship Wrestling (Indiana)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/mecw.html. 
  91. Palma, Richard (2004). "New-Wave Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/nwa2k.html. 
  92. Benaka, Matt; Brian Westcott (2004). "All-World Wrestling League". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/awwl.html. 
  93. Tsakiries, Phil; Ethan Petrashek (2004). "Juggalo Championsh*t Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/jcw2.html. 
  94. Tsakiries, Phil; Brian Westcott (2004). "Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/xicw.html. 
  95. "Midwest/Insane Championship Wrestling" Pro Wrestling History: The Independents ProWrestlingHistory.com http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/indy/mwcw-icw/mwcwindex.html 
  96. "Championship Wrestling Federation" Pro Wrestling History: The Independents ProWrestlingHistory.com http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/indy/cwf/cwfindex.html 
  97. Fenwick, Adam (2007). "International Wrestling Revolution". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/iwr.html. 
  98. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Maximum Pro Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/mpw2.html. 
  99. "Midwest Territorial Wrestling" Pro Wrestling History: The Independents ProWrestlingHistory.com http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/indy/mtw/mtwindex.html 
  100. Oliver, Earl (2004). "Xtreme Wrestling Federation (Michigan)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/xwf.html. 
  101. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Pro-Wrestling America". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/mn/pwa/. 
  102. Palma, Richard; Brian Westcott (2004). "Pro-Wrestling America". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/pwa.html. 
  103. Westcott, Brian (2004). "World Legion/World League Wrestling (NWA)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/wlw.html. 
  104. "Global Wrestling Alliance" Pro Wrestling History: The Independents ProWrestlingHistory.com http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/indy/gwa/gwaindex.html 
  105. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Heartland Wrestling Association". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/oh/hwa/. 
  106. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Heartland Wrestling Association". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/hwa.html. 
  107. Westcott, Brian (2004). "New Era Pro Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/nepw.html. 
  108. Urankar II, Frank (2004). "Outlaws of Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ocw.html. 
  109. Oliver, Earl (2004). "World Wide Wrestling Alliance". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/wwwa2.html. 
  110. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Brew City Wrestling". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/wi/bcw/. 
  111. Roelfsema, Eric (2006). "Brew City Wrestling (now affiliated with the NWA)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/bcw2.html. 
  112. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Mid-America Wrestling (NWA Mid-West)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/maw.html. 
  113. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Florida Championship Wrestling". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/fl/fcw/. 
  114. Oliver, Earl; Adam Fenwick, Gonzalo Soto and Hisaharu Tanabe (2008). "Florida Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/fcw.html. 
  115. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Full Impact Pro". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/fl/fip/. 
  116. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Full Impact Pro". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/fip.html. 
  117. Mayberry, Nick (2007). "Hardkore Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/hcw4.html. 
  118. Tsakiries, Phil; Brian Westcott and Kriss Knights (2004). "UXW USA Xtreme Pro Wrestling (formerly USAPW)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/usapw.html. 
  119. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Future Of Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/fow.html. 
  120. Westcott, Brian; Kriss Knights (2004). "Independent Professional Wrestling (Florida)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ipw2.html. 
  121. Roelfsema, Eric (2004). "Southern Championship Wrestling Florida". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/scwf.html. 
  122. Roelfsema, Eric; Jeff Capo (2004). "Sunray Pro Wrestling (formerly NWA Sunray Pro Wrestling)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/nwasunray.html. 
  123. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Xtreme Wrestling Federation (Florida)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/xwf2.html. 
  124. "XWF" Pro Wrestling History: The Independents ProWrestlingHistory.com http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/indy/xwf/xwfindex.html 
  125. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Deep South Wrestling". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ga/dsw/. 
  126. Tanabe, Hisaharu; Brian Westcott (2006). "Deep South Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/dsw.html. 
  127. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Georgia/Great Championship Wrestling". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ga/gcw/. 
  128. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott (2008). "Georgia Championship Wrestling/Great Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/gcw2.html. 
  129. Oliver, Earl (2004). "National Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ncw.html. 
  130. Roelfsema, Eric (2004). "National Wrestling Federation (formerly USCW - United States Championship Wrestling)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/uscw.html. 
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  133. Roelfsema, Eric (2004). "Spinebuster Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/spinecw.html. 
  134. Westcott, Brian; Richard Palma (2004). "Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/tcw.html. 
  135. Westcott, Brian (2004). "War Zone Wrestling Alliance". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/wzwa.html. 
  136. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Independent Wrestling Association". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ky/iwams/. 
  137. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott, Adam Fenwick and Jeff Capo (2005). "Independent Wrestling Association (Indiana/Kentucky)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/iwassoc.html. 
  138. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Ohio Valley Wrestling". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ky/ovw/. 
  139. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott and Jim Dupree (2007). "Ohio Valley Wrestling (NWA until 10/2001)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ovw.html. 
  140. Roelfsema, Eric; Spencer Jawitz (2004). "Premier Wrestling Alliance (formerly PWF - Premiere Wrestling Federation Mid-South)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/premms.html. 
  141. Williams, Brett (2004). "Tri-State Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/tsw.html. 
  142. Puroresu Dojo (2003). "Carolina Wrestling Federation". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/cwf/. 
  143. Sawyer, Grant (2004). "CWF-Mid Atlantic Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/cwfma.html. 
  144. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott, Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2004). "Pro Wrestling Federation (North/South Carolina)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/pwfsc.html. 
  145. "North American Wrestling Association/South Atlantic Pro Wrestling" Pro Wrestling History: The Independents ProWrestlingHistory.com http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/indy/sapw/sapwindex.html 
  146. Westcott, Brian; Richard Palma (2004). "South Eastern Wrestling Alliance (North Carolina)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/sewa.html. 
  147. Benaka, Matt; Brian Westcott (2004). "Southern Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/scw.html. 
  148. Tsakiries, Phil (2004). "Coastal Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ccw.html. 
  149. Cresswell, Scotty; Earl Oliver (2004). "Just Plain Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/jpw.html. 
  150. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott, Matt Benaka, Brett Williams, Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2004). "NWA Championship Wrestling (formerly SSW - Southern States Wrestling)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ssw.html. 
  151. Hunter, Steven; James Morgan (2007). "Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/tiwf.html. 
  152. Westcott, Brian (2004). "United States Wrestling Organization". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/uswo.html. 
  153. Westcott, Brian (2004). "Appalachian Mountain Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/amw.html. 
  154. Westcott, Brian; Kris Knight (2004). "Memphis Championship Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/mcw3.html. 
  155. Westcott, Brian; Jim Dupree (2004). "Memphis Power Pro Wrestling (formerly Power Pro Wrestling)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/ppw.html. 
  156. Roelfsema, Eric; Brian Westcott, Hisaharu Tanabe, Earl Oliver and Jim Dupree (2004). "Music City Wrestling (NWA)". Solie's Title Histories. http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/mcw.html. 
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