United Wrestling Network

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United Wrestling Network
AcronymUWN
Founded2013
StyleProfessional wrestling
HeadquartersUnited States
Founder(s)David Marquez
Owner(s)David Marquez
WebsiteUnited Wrestling Network

The United Wrestling Network (UWN) is a cooperative group of professional wrestling promotions from the United States of America and abroad. It was formed in 2013.[1]

History[edit]

On October 21, 2013, David Marquez, promoter of Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, announced the creation of a new governing body for professional wrestling. It is a plan for televised groups to work together and pool resources to help secure national advertising campaigns across the Network and also share in recognizing a UWN champion, who would travel through the groups similar to how the old NWA champion did in the territory era. The criteria for participating are simple - there is no “membership”, “franchise”, or “affiliate” fees. All sanctioned promotions must have a television broadcast or agreement to produce a broadcast in place to participate.

In the summer of 2014, CWFH announced a tournament to crown the first UWN World Heavyweight Champion.[2]

On August 10, 2020, UWN released a statemaent that they will partner with National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) to produce UWN Primetime Live, which will be aired weekly from Long Beach, California at the Thunder Studios.[3] On September 15, UWN Primetime Live produced their first event, where NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis successfully defended the title against Mike Bennett in the main event.[4]

Championships[edit]

Championship Champion Previous Date won Days held Location
UWN World Championship TBD -
UWN Television Championship Levi Shapiro Dan Joseph October 17, 2020 285+ Port Hueneme, CA
UWN Tag Team Championship The Bodega
(Danny Limelight and Papo Esco)
SoCal Distancing
(Adrian Quest and Andy Brown)
December 12, 2020 229+ Port Hueneme, CA

Members[edit]

Promotions[edit]

Promotion Representative State Years
Championship Wrestling from Hollywood Nikko Marquez California 2013–present
Championship Wrestling from Arizona Peter Avalon & Mick Greenwood Arizona 2013–present
Championship Wrestling from Memphis Dustin Starr Tennessee 2019–present
Championship Wrestling from Atlanta TBA Georgia 2021

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TEN INDEPENDENT PROMOTIONS FORM 'UNITED WRESTLING NETWORK' WITH EYES ON TV, TRAVELING CHAMPION AND MORE, FULL DETAILS | PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  2. ^ "STYLES, CABANA, ROBERTS, WALTMAN HEADING TO CWH RED CARPET RUMBLE IN CALIFORNIA NEXT MONTH | PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  3. ^ Bryant, Steve (August 10, 2020). "The United Wrestling Network partners with NWA and Thunder Studios to launch a weekly live wrestling PPV". SoCalUNCENSORED.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  4. ^ MacDonald, Josiah (September 15, 2020). "UWN Primetime Live results: Aldis vs. Bennett NWA title match". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved September 30, 2020.

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