IndependentWrestling.tv (IWTV) continues its torrid streak of adding top tier indie wrestling from around the world to its network streaming platform, announcing the addition of AAW Pro, Alternative Wrestling Show (AWS), and NWA Wildside all joining the network. In recent months, IWTV has added Game Changer Wrestling (GCW), Sendai Girls, Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS, DEFY Wrestling, and others. Adding these three more promotions adds three great looks at wrestling history (and future) to the IWTV betwork.
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— IWTV (@indiewrestling) May 18, 2020
Based out of Berwyn, Illinois, AAW Pro began as All American Wrestling when founded by Tony Scarpone in 2004 until it was taken over by Danny Daniels and Jim Lynam in 2007, where it was rebranded simply as AAW Pro. Over the past decade, it has emerged as one of the premier US indies in the Midwest and Chicago area, with names like Seth Rollins (Tyler Black), Kevin Owens (Steen), Jerry Lynn, Ethan Page, Eddie Kingston, Pentagon Jr., and Sami Callihan hold it’s Heavyweight Championship, and hundreds of more stars come through the company.
Alternative Wrestling Show (AWS)
AWS was founded in 2002 by Bart Kapitzke in The City of Industry, California, and became one of the top indie promotions on the West Coast over the past two decades. Names like Joey Ryan, B-Boy, Scorpio Sky, Super Dragon, Candice LeRae, The Young Bucks, and many more West Coast stars competed in AWS at various points of their career.
NWA Wildside began in 1999, founded by Bill Behrens. Behrens had previously worked for Jerry Jarrett in the United States Wrestling Association (UWSA) helping with television syndication and followed Jarrett to WCW. He would also work for WWE at points during the 1990s as well. In 1999, he started NWA Wildside in Cornelia, Georgia and it soon became one of WCW’s developmental systems until WCW went under in 2001. Behrens continued to promote NWA Wildside until he left in 2005 to work for WWE again in helping with Deep South Wrestling (DSW). With Behrens gone, NWA Wildside was closed down and ultimately replaced by NWA Anarchy. Many stars who would go on to become big names in the industry, like AJ Styles, Abyss, Matt Sydal, Hernandez, Lance Archer, R-Truth, Delirious, and Paul London, all got their earliest breaks with NWA Wildside. Behrens has since gone on to become of one pro wrestling’s biggest agents.
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