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Encyclopedia > Ultimate Pro Wrestling

Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) is a Professional wrestling promotion owned and operated by Rick Bassman. It has often been used as a training ground for World Wrestling Entertainment. Its wrestling school, Ultimate University, has become popular for sending over 20 of its graduates to the WWE and others to Zero One in Japan. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require removal of excess red links (links to non-existent articles). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...

It has been a stepping stone in the development of many past and present WWE Superstars including the likes of John Cena, Chris Masters, Victoria, Jon Heidenreich, Melina and Ryan Sakoda. It has also featured some of the more well known independent wrestling stars in the world, including Christopher Daniels and Samoa Joe. Since their debut in 1998, they have run many shows in Southern California and Nevada and at one point in 1999, UPW was shown on KDOC TV in Santa Ana, CA. In late June of 2006, it was announced that UPW had become an official talent scout and development territory for the WWE once again, joining Ohio Valley Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling. John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... Christopher (Chris) Mordetsky (born on January 8, 1983 in Santa Monica, California) is a Polish-American professional wrestler, better known by his stage name The Masterpiece Chris Masters who performs for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Lisa Marie Varon, née Lisa Marie Sole, better known as Victoria (born February 10, 1971 in San Bernardino, California) is an American professional wrestler currently working for the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Jon Heidenreich, better known simply as Heidenreich (born June 28, 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a professional wrestler, formerly working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... Melina Perez (born March 9, 1979) better known simply as Melina, is a Mexican-American professional wrestler and manager, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its RAW brand. ... Ryan Sakoda is a professional wrestler. ... -1... Daniel Christopher Covell (born December 24, 1971 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is an American professional wrestler, best known by his ring name in the United States, The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. ... Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979 in Samoa, now residing in Huntington Beach, California), better known by his ring name Samoa Joe, is an American professional wrestler, currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Santa Ana is the largest city and the county seat of Orange County, California. ...


Titles Current champion(s)
UPW Heavyweight Championship Tom Howard
UPW Tag Team Championship Ballard Brothers (Shane and Shannon)
UPW Lightweight Championship Lil' Nate
UPW Women's Championship VACANT
Defunct titles Last Champion
UPW Internet Championship The Blue Meanie
UPW No Holds Barred Championship Shane Ballard
UPW Southern California Heavyweight/Shoot Championship Tom Howard

Tom Howard is a musician, composer, He was the keyboard player in Larry Normans touring band, often refered to as the Solid Rock Blues Band. ... Brian Heffron is a professional wrestler better known as The Blue Meanie. ...

External links

  • Official website

  Results from FactBites:
Ultimate Pro Wrestling (3181 words)
First UPW owner Rick Bassman was on the giant video screen, and then Rick was on stage thanking the fans for making UPW the #1 independent wrestling organization in the United States.
Scott Young is a student at Ultimate University and familiar to all of us who go to the FREE Lite Shows on Saturday evenings (that was a shameless plug in case you’re not paying attention), but this was his first time in the big show at the Galaxy.
The UPW owner agreed to sanction this unscheduled title match, on the condition that win or lose Benni would give Spanky a shot at his Lightweight title at the next show at the Galaxy on February 21.
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