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Encyclopedia > Frontier Wrestling Alliance
Frontier Wrestling Alliance
Details
Acronym FWA
Established 1993,
1999 (under the Frontier name)
Style British Wrestling
with modern influences
Location Portsmouth
Founder(s)
Formerly Fratton Wrestling Association
Fratton Wrestling Alliance

Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA) was a high profile English professional wrestling promotion. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Professional wrestling performed within the boundaries of the United Kingdom spans over 100 years but became popular when the television show World of Sport was launched featuring wrestling in the mid-1960s, making household names of the likes of Mick McManus, Count Bartelli (the dominant wrestler in Britain during the... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... UK redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Contents

History

The FWA initially started out as the Fratton Wrestling Association in Portsmouth. The Fratton Wrestling Alliance existed in some form since 1993, when Mark Sloan and some friends began wrestling. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ...


This promotion follows the same rules as seen in most of professional wrestling but has adopted the Yellow/Red Card system from Football (soccer), with the yellow card serving as a warning, and any red card offence resulting in disqualification. Piledrivers are banned under FWA rules and can result in a fine as well as disqualification. Professional wrestling is a form of performance entertainment where the participants engage in simulated sporting matches. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... A yellow card is used in many sports as a means of cautioning a player regarding their conduct, or indicating that a player is to receive a certain level of punishment. ... In sports, an ejection is a disqualifying action assessed to a player or coach by a game official (such as a referee or umpire), usually for unsportsmanlike conduct. ... A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his/her opponent, turns him/her upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponents head into the mat. ... FINE was created in 1998 and is an informal association of the four main Fair Trade networks: F Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) I International Fair Trade Association (IFAT) N Network of European Worldshops (NEWS!) and E European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) // The aim of FINE is to enable these...


FWA would generate a working relationship with US independent promotion Ring of Honor, which led to talent trading and a cross-promotional show, Frontiers of Honor in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2003. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On March 4, 2004, FWA announced that they had signed a contract with The Wrestling Channel, at the time making them the sole and exclusive UK based promotion to feature on the station. Along with a weekly Frontier Wrestling Alliance television show (FWA TV), viewers saw FWA Unsigned, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series, and sit-down interviews, and FWA Academy show depicting the promotions developmental talent. is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wrestling Channel, also known as TWC, is the worlds first dedicated professional wrestling television channel that launched on March 15, 2004. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ...


However after a year as the main UK promotion on the channel, FWA became listed as "On Hiatus" on the TWC's website. TWC would soon fill the void with a variety of shows from various UK promotions.


In November 2004 FWA faced off against All Star Wrestling for the British Inter-Federation Cup. Alex Shane's Team FWA lost the Cup to All-Star in its first defence at Croydon's Fairfield Halls in November, when the deciding match ended in a DQ victory for Joe Legend's All-Star team. All Star Wrestling are British Professional wrestling promotions known as All Star Promotions, and Big Time Wrestling run by Brian Dixon based out of Liverpool. ... Alex Spilling is a retired English professional wrestler who is best known by his ring name The Showstealer Alex Shane. ... Joseph Hitchen is a professional wrestler. ...


During the last few months of 2005 attendance at Broxbourne Civic Hall was low compared to previous years, The FWA management team even had to cancel one of the promotions top shows Gold Rush, that was scheduled for Broxbourne Civic Hall on Saturday November 26 due to "very disappointing" ticket sales. The FWA decided that it would not be economically viable to hold an event of the quality that FWA fans have come to expect. is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The low attendance was due to a combination of factors - but most notably the arrival of new UK wrestling companies who promote towards Internet fans, saturating the market; and also ineffective local promotion. The FWA stated that they would review ticket prices for Broxbourne events in 2006, and address the local promtion problem.

FWA logo used during the Official sites redesign in 2006
FWA logo used during the Official sites redesign in 2006

With the arrival of 2006 came a new image, the FWA developed a new logo and completely redesigned their website. The FWA Academy would also begin presenting their own supercard shows, which were referred to as FWA:A events. Often fueding with rival FWA development territory FWA Manchester, FWA:M also goes by the name Futureshock. However, these training shows only continued for a year with the final shaow, entitled FWA:A Graduation Day, taking place on January 27, 2007 at Buckland Centre, Portsmouth. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ...


Following the FWA's controversial loss of the Inter-Federation Cup, the British Inter-Federation Cup Committee brought FWA officials and All-Star owner Brian Dixon together to set up a rematch at the earliest available opportunity. As the initial FWA/All-Star confrontation happened on All-Star turf, the rematch would take place on FWA soil - with the Morecambe Dome hosting the event on May 13, 2006. FWA was able to win the confrontation to take Inter-Federation Cup away from All-Star. It was later reported that the FWA British Heavyweight Title belt was stolen from ringside at around 10.30pm immediately following the event. The FWA offered a reward of £100 for information leading to the safe return of the championship belt. is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Former FWA Champion, Doug Williams wearing the belt The FWA British Heavyweight Championship is the heavyweight title contested for in the professional wrestling promotion, Frontier Wrestling Alliance. ...


FWA would further their working relationship with ROH with one of FWA's top stars, Alex Shane, becoming ROH's Head of European marketing and promotion. This new position gave Shane the chance to improve on the talent trading and produce a second Frontiers of Honor which also involved another British promotion International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. Alex Spilling is a retired English professional wrestler who is best known by his ring name The Showstealer Alex Shane. ...


This working relationship with IPW:UK would seem to take a turn for the worst when several incidences involving IPW:UK using FWA talent when the same talent were schedualed to appear in FWA events, and promoting FWA title defences without asking for permission from the FWA management team. However, these seemingly legit incidences were worked into an inter-promotional feud that would see several FWA talent, including FWA All England Champion Leroy Kincade, side with IPW:UK, and compete in several interpromotional matches, while then-IPW:UK Champion Martin Stone be stripped of his FWA Tag Team Title, siding with IPW:UK in preparation to face semi-retired FWA Star Alex Shane in a Promotion v Promotion – Winner Takes All Match at Orpington on March 25, 2007.-1... In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... The FWA All England Title is the Frontier Wrestling Alliances mid-card championship. ... Cold Hearted Man is a rare song by the popular Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the 9th track on the European version of Powerage on May 1978. ... Martin Stone is the ring name of a English professional wrestler best known for his work in Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA) and International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW:UK). ... The FWA Tag-Team Title is the tag-team championship of UKs Frontier Wrestling Alliance promotion. ... Alex Spilling is a retired English professional wrestler who is best known by his ring name The Showstealer Alex Shane. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


However, it was announced on the FWA's official website that due to a "serious neck problem", Alex Shane was unable to contest the match against Stone. Alex Spilling is a retired English professional wrestler who is best known by his ring name The Showstealer Alex Shane. ...


On March 25, 2007, FWA lost the FWA vs IPW:UK feud when Martin Stone pinned Flash Barker (Shane's stand-in). According to the (kayfabe) stipulations, FWA was forced to go out of business. is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


After the FWA went out of business, Greg 'The Truth' Lambert formed a new federation, the XWA, and continues to run quarterly events in Morcombe, using some former FWA talent and a lot of new, local, talent.


Champions

Current Champions

Former FWA Champion, Doug Williams wearing the belt The FWA British Heavyweight Championship is the heavyweight title contested for in the professional wrestling promotion, Frontier Wrestling Alliance. ... Jonathan Whitcombe aka The Wonderkid Jonny Storm born April 19, 1977 in Essex, England is a professional wrestler currently working for independent promotions including the Frontier Wrestling Alliance and Ring Of Honor. ... The FWA Tag-Team Title is the tag-team championship of UKs Frontier Wrestling Alliance promotion. ... The FWA Flyweight Championship is a British flyweight professional wrestling title defended in Frontier Wrestling Alliance. ... Ross Jones is a British professional wrestler best known by his ring name Ross Jordan (often misspelled Jordon) most notably for his work within Revolution British Wrestling (RBW), and then Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA) where he competes in its Flyweight division. ...

FWA:A

  • FWA Academy Championship - LT Summers
  • FWA Academy Tag Team Championship - LT Summers & Joey Redman

Former Titles

The Xtreme Pro Wrestling European Heavyweight Championship is a former professional wrestling title defended in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance. ... The FWA European Union Championship was a short-lived mid-card title contested for in the professional wrestling promotion, Frontier Wrestling Alliance. ...

External links

  • FWA/XWA official site
  • FWA:A official site

  Results from FactBites:
 
Science Fair Projects - Frontier Wrestling Alliance (350 words)
On March 4, 2004, FWA announced that they had signed a five-year contract with The Wrestling Channel, making them the sole and exclusive UK based promotion to feature on the station.
FWA uses American performers that have performed in some of the biggest promotions in America such as NWA:TNA and the WWE.
The FWA are also involved in talent trading with a major independent promotion in the US, Ring Of Honor gaining access to some of their popular performers.
Frontier Wrestling Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (692 words)
Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA) is Europe's highest profile professional wrestling promotion, based in the United Kingdom.
FWA would generate a working relationship with US independent promotion Ring of Honor, which led to talent trading and a cross-promotional show, Frontiers of Honor in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2003.
FWA would further their working relationship with ROH with one of FWA's top stars, Alex Shane, becoming ROH's Head of European marketing and promotion.
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