Post by lankylefty17 on Dec 28, 2021 15:42:21 GMT -5
In a historic conference held in San Francisco, CA- seven of the top wrestling territories in the United States came together to form the National Pro Wrestling Alliance. The coalition also signed deals with major organizations in Mexico, Japan, and Canada- forming a world wide governing body to co-promote pro wrestling across the globe. The agreement: the NPWA would create and govern a World Heavyweight Championship, to be defended around the country as well as all affiliated global promotions. The agreement would also entail cross promotion, talent sharing (with restrictions), and a select number giant Supercard events per year, with a rotating location. The governing board would have equal representation from each territory, with a chairman elected on a yearly term.
A tournament will determine the initial World Champion. Once that has been established, the Champion will be assigned a territory where he will be sent to defend on a monthly basis (which territory will be determined based on dice rolls and/or chairman discretion). The territory hosting the World Champ will be "featured" for the month in this space via weekly house shows leading to the big event card. The rest of the territory will have short results posted for any weekly shows that are run.
This fed doesnt adhere to any specific time period, and wont track anything by specific years, past present or future. That said, the general format, roster and style sits in a 70's/80's structure- with liberties taken for personal preference. Rosters below will evolve over time, with folks floating to other territories when needed in the name of me having fun...
Post by lankylefty17 on Dec 28, 2021 15:42:33 GMT -5
Rosters are inspired by the RL territories, with liberties taken to balance out the roster, or for general personal preference. Over time, there will be movement with people entering/exiting territories as it makes sense for angles or just to shake things up.
*denotes a bootleg card being used.
Owner: Roy Shire
Region: California, Oregon, Nevada
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Buddy Rose and Doug Somers
Red Bastien and Billy Red Lyons
: Vern GagneRegion
: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri
Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN
Dick The Bruiser*
Baron von Raschke
The Vachons (Butcher & Mad Dog)
: Fritz Von ErichRegion
Headquarters: Dallas, TXROSTER
|Fritz Von Erich*|
Kerry Von Erich*
David Von Erich*
Kevin Von Erich*
The Great Kabuki*
Wild Bill Irwin
|Dory Funk Jr*|
: Bill WattsRegion
: Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi
Headquarters: Tulsa, OK
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Dr Death Steve Williams
The Midnight Express
The Wild Samoans*
: Jerry JarrettRegion
: Tennessee, Kentucky
Headquarters: Memphis, TNROSTER
The Fabulous Ones
Rock N Roll Express
Precious Paul Ellering
: Jim CrockettRegion
: Florida, Georgia, Carolinas, Virginia
Headquarters: Charlotte , North CarolinaROSTER
Bob Orton Jr
: Vince McMahonRegion
: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington DC
Headquarters: New York, NYROSTER
Honky Tonk Man*
|Andre The Giant|
George The Animal Steele
Demolition* (Ax, Smash)
: Stu HartRegion
: Canada, Washington, Montana, Dakotas
Headquarters: Calgary, AlbertaROSTER
|Davy Boy Smith|
Pierre Carl Qullett
Headquarters: Tokyo, JapanROSTER
Big Van Vader
The Great Muta*
Owner: Salvador Lutteroth Jr.
Headquarters: Mexico City, Mexico
Post by lankylefty17 on Dec 29, 2021 17:29:31 GMT -5
A couple big announcements from the newly formed National Pro Wrestling Alliance:
Roy Shire was voted NPWA commissioner for the coming year. This means the Alliance headquarters will sit in San Francisco, CA.
To crown the first NPWA World Champion, a sixteen man tournament will take place beginning in January of the new year. Each promotion in the alliance has nominated two wrestlers, who will face off at a local house show with the winner earning a place in a one night tournament to be held at The Cow Palace on January 28th. True North Wrestling (Canada) and Japan Wrestling Federation has nominated a single representative who will face off on an upcoming True North house show to determine the final spot.
First Round Participants:West Coast Pro Wrestling:
Ray StevensMidwest Wrestling Alliance:
Nick BockwinkleTexas Outlaw Pro Wrestling:
Kerry Von Erich
Bruiser BrodyMid South Championship Wrestling:
Ted DibiaseAtlantic Championship Wrestling:
Harley RaceNortheast Wrestling Federation:
Bruno SammartinoMemphis Pro Wrestling:
Tommy RichOutside Representation:
Antonio Inoki (Japan)
Brett Hart (Canada)
Post by hotfuzz1980 on Dec 29, 2021 21:12:10 GMT -5
Ambitious undertaking you have here! I’m interested and will be watching! Lots of great feds on this board, but I’m always especially interested in the territory takes on this board and how people go about running them.
Post by lankylefty17 on Dec 30, 2021 11:56:25 GMT -5
This looks like a fab project, with some interesting bootlegs in use. I'm particularly keen to see how Mid South develops, as it includes Terry Taylor, Mr Wrestling II and Butch Reed- three bootleg cards where I commissioned the artwork.
Thanks, and thanks for your part in those boots- those three were some of my favorites of the era. I'm very interested to see how that territory shakes out as well, the UBU boots really filled some key holes to enable this area to feel fleshed out.
Post by lankylefty17 on Dec 30, 2021 12:00:38 GMT -5
7 territories, quite an undertaking! Are you planning to roll all matches in each fed or focus on one fed each week and head-cannon the rest?
The plan right now is to focus on a single territory each month- run house shows weekly and have a bigger supercard at the end of the month that will also feature a World title match. The rest of the territories I'll roll 1-2 house shows and just post quick results as more of a newsletter style post. The idea is the work will be roughly the same but I can use a broader set of cards. We'll see if it proves out haha.
Post by lankylefty17 on Dec 31, 2021 19:07:24 GMT -5
Road to Gold: A Primer
As previously announced, the first round of the NPWA World Heavyweight Championship tournament will be held in each regional promotion, pitting two of the companies top stars against each other for a spot on the main card for the One Night Tournament at the end of January. Our first stop on the Road to Gold will be San Francisco, California where West Coast Pro Wrestling will be having a New Year’s Eve show live from the Cow Palace.
The card for the even is as follows:
Rocky Johnson & Pat Patterson vs Buddy Rose & Doug Somers
Pepper Gomez vs The Grappler
Bobo Brazil vs The Destroyer
MAIN EVENT Heavyweight Tournament Qualifier: Ray Stevens vs Roddy Piper
Check back tomorrow for the results!