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The United States Wrestling Association or USWA was a professional wrestling promotional organization based in Memphis, Tennessee. It was a federation founded by former CWA owner Jerry Jarrett. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Non notable wrestling promotion, no third party sources, fails WP:CORP If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... Jerry W. Jarrett (born September 4, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American promoter and professional wrestler, and the father of wrestler Jeff Jarrett. ...

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History

The USWA was founded after the Pro Wrestling USA debacle with the AWA. It was an attempt to create a third national promotion, alongside the now defunct Jim Crockett Promotions / WCW, and the WWF (now known as the WWE). The USWA was created through a merger of the WCCW (from Texas) and the CWA (based in Memphis). It originally promoted shows, headlined by Jerry Lawler, in both Tennessee and Texas. Pro Wrestling USA was a Professional wrestling promotion in the United States of America in the mid 1980s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... WCW logo until 1999 World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), also called the World Class Wrestling Association (WCWA), was a popular regional professional wrestling promotion run out of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Non notable wrestling promotion, no third party sources, fails WP:CORP If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Dallas promotion (formerly World Class), which was 40 percent owned by the Von Erich family, withdrew from the USWA in September 1990 due to a revenue dispute. That promotion reverted back to the World Class name, but ceased operations two months later due to lack of revenue.


Jerry Jarrett and Jerry Lawler brought the USWA back to Texas, but only on a limited basis, while promoters Joe Pedicino, Max Andrews, Boni Blackstone and Grey Pierson were getting the new Global Wrestling Federation ready for a spring 1991 debut at the Sportatorium. Several of the former World Class and USWA Dallas wrestlers joined the new GWF, while others from the old CWA remained with the USWA. Global Wrestling Federation was a professional wrestling promotion based in Dallas, Texas. ...


In 1992, the USWA began a talent exchange with the WWF, which saw Lawler sign on to Vince McMahon's federation, while several high profile WWF stars appeared in the USWA. Dallas wrestler Chris Adams spent a few months in the USWA in an angle involving Brian Christopher and Toni Adams, splitting his time between Memphis and Dallas' GWF during this time frame. Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Christopher Adams (also known as Christopher Loofboro) (February 10, 1955 – October 7, 2001) was a professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, trainer and judoka. ... Brian Christopher Lawler (born January 10, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestler currently performing for Memphis Wrestling and other independent promotions, and the son of professional wrestling legend Jerry The King Lawler. ...


The USWA survived for years. Despite being the last full-time wrestling territory in the United States after the national expansion of the WWF, the USWA was able to reinvent itself as a territory for young, up and coming wrestlers to make their names in professional wrestling, to one day perhaps work for either the WWF or World Championship Wrestling (although their working relationship with the WWF is more well-known, the USWA also had a brief working relationship with WCW in 1995). For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...


The wrestling landscape changed in 1995 - the Monday Night Wars began, with WWF and WCW battling for cable television supremecy on Monday nights each and every week. Unfortunately for the USWA, their biggest crowds came every Monday night at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. With a growing wrestling viewership on Monday nights that could watch pay per view-quality wrestling matches for free on television, the live attendance at the marquee events for the USWA began to dwindle. A move to Thursday nights did not help what was becoming inevitable - the demise of the USWA. The Monday Night Wars did what two and a half decades of Monday Night Football on ABC could not do - it made Memphis wrestling irrelevent on Monday nights. The term Monday Night Wars pertains to the period of American professional wrestling from September 4, 1995, to March 26, 2001. ... The Mid-South Coliseum, also known as The Entertainment Capital of the Mid-South, is a multipurpose arena that seats 10,085 people in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ...


A combination of a poor line up, sub-standard venue, lack of talent and holding the show on a Thursday night led to a show on October 3, 1996 drawing the smallest crowd in the history of Memphis wrestling. Just 372 fans, paying $1,800, to the Big One Flea Market. The headline match was a stretcher match, where Brian Christopher & Brickhouse Brown & Wolfie D beat Jerry Lawler & Bill & Jamie Dundee, when Jesse James (BG James) interfered and powerbombed Jamie Dundee through a table. The future of the promotion was being questioned, following the previous week’s resignation of general manager Randy Hales. The Louisville and Nashville crowds had stayed consistent, but the Memphis crowds, which in the past had carried the promotion, had fallen over the past few months. In addition, the Big One (Flea Market) pavillion was less than inviting, the zigzag roof of its original owner (The Treasury Stores) causing its major leaking problem. is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Brian Christopher Lawler (born January 10, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee), the son of professional wrestling legend Jerry Lawler, is a professional wrestler currently performing for Memphis Wrestling and other independent promotions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jamie Dundee is a professional wrestling better known as JC Ice (one half the tag team PG-13). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Although Lawler was working for the WWF, he ended up buying a stake in the USWA from Jarrett, and businessmen Larry Burton and Mark Selker in 1997, and the USWA went out of business by November of that year, resulting in a nasty lawsuit between Burton, Selker, and Lawler. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Major USWA cities

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Championships of USWA

The USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship formed in 1988 when Jerry Lawler defeated Curt Hennig on the 9th May, 1988 for the American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight title and defeated Kerry Von Erich on the 13th December, 1988 for the World Class Championship Wrestling World... The AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship was a major title in the Tennessee area during the 1970s and 1980s. ... The USWA Tag Team Championship was a tag team championship in the Memphis, Tennessee-based professional wrestling promotion, the United States Wrestling Association. ... The NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship is a title that has existed since the 1930s and has had several different names. ... The USWA Television Championship was a secondary title in the United States Wrestling Association that was primarily defended on their television show. ... The USWA Womens Championship was a female-exclusive professional wrestling title in the American professional wrestling promotion, the United States Wrestling Association. ... The USWA Junior Heavyweight Championship was a short-lived title in the United States Wrestling Association that lasted from 1990 to 1991. ... The USWA Middleweight Championship was a short-lived title in the United States Wrestling Association for the lighter wrestlers in 1993. ...

Stars of USWA

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Randy Hales is a former wrestling promoter and on-screen manager. ... Superstar Bill Dundee William Crookshanks is a professional wrestler better known as Superstar Bill Dundee. ... Brian Christopher Lawler (born January 10, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestler currently performing for Memphis Wrestling and other independent promotions, and the son of professional wrestling legend Jerry The King Lawler. ... Harry Del Rios (born September 17 in New York, New York) is an American professional wrestler most commonly known as the Spellbinder, but also as Phantasio, Elijah and Magnificent Maurice. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeffrey Jeff Leonard Jarrett (born April 14, 1967) is an American professional wrestler. ... 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Jamie Crookshanks is a professional wrestling better known as JC Ice (one half the tag team PG-13). ... Kelly Wolfe is a professional wrestler who has worked for WWE (then WWF), TNA and the USWA. He is better known as one half of PG-13 under the name of Wolfie D, and as a member of The New Church under the name of Slash. ... Dwayne Johnson, (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and former professional wrestler,[2] best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock between 1996 and 2004. ... John Tatum was a British scientist and philosopher in the 19th century . ... Stacy Carter (born September 29, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee), better known as Miss Kitty or The Kat, is an American former professional wrestler and valet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mark Youngblood Mark Romero was a professional wrestler better known as Mark Youngblood. ... Dirty Dutch Mantel Wayne Cowan (born November 29, 1949) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Dutch Mantel. ... Tom Prichard Tom Prichard is an American professional wrestler and former World Wrestling Entertainment road agent and talent scout. ... Pat Tanaka Pat Tanaka (born Patrick Tanaka on August 5, 1963 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a professional wrestler. ... Paul Diamond Tom Boric was a professional wrestler better known as Paul Diamond. ... Doug Embry was a professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the United States Wrestling Association and World Class Championship Wrestling as Eric Embry. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nature Boy Buddy Landel William Ansor is a professional wrestler better known as Nature Boy Buddy Landel. ... Doug Gilbert is a professional wrestler from Memphis, Tennessee who wrestles the Independent circuit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Haynes, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An editor has suggested that the references in this article might be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Fuller (born Robert Welch on May 14, 1951 in Dyersburg, Tennessee) is a professional wrestler and manager. ... Don & Ron Harris The Harris Brothers is the tag team of real-life twin brothers Don Harris & Ron Harris. ... Tracy Smothers (born September 2, 1962) is an American professional wrestler and is the current Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. ... Harvey Wippleman has worked in the professional wrestling industry in a variety of roles. ... Steve Doll (born Steven Dunn) is an American professional wrestler. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name, Kane. ... 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Talent exchange wrestlers in USWA

Their home promotion in parenthesis

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External links

  • USWA Title Histories
  • Official USWA website - has not been updated in years

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