Canadian Indies

Dungeon Wrestling
Jamie Greer - Jun 23, 2022

Dungeon Wrestling, the new indie promotion in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that launched earlier this year, is continuing its build in Western Canada with a huge show, Romero Rumble, on July 9, 2022, during the world-famous Calgary Stampede. The promotion is led by Blade and Dallas Hart, sons of two-time WWE Hall of Famer and pro wrestling […]

Matt Angel
Jamie Greer - Dec 21, 2021

As many parts of Canada prepare for tougher Covid restrictions due to the Omicron variant sweeping the country, it appears that Canadian independent wrestling will once again find itself slowing down again (and going on hiatus again in some provinces). But on Sunday, December 19, in Mississauga, Ontario, Destiny World Wrestling held Destiny: Zero Fear […]

C4 Better Watch Out Speedball Mike Bailey Kobe Durst
Jamie Greer - Dec 10, 2021

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital City Championship Combat (C4) returns on Friday night with Better Watch Out, and it’s a huge night for one of Canada’s top indie promotions. Despite calling (IWTV) their streaming home for a few years now, C4’s events always debuted at a later date. But on Friday night, Better Watch Out will mark C4’s […]

Buxx Belmer is Back
Jamie Greer - Dec 3, 2021

Montreal’s BATTLEWAR promotion announced their return to the Quebec/Canadian indie scene this past November, with Home For The Holidays set to take place this Sunday, December 5, at Les Foufones Electriques. On Thursday, BATTLEWAR announced a shocking return to the ring – that a “certain someone is coming home for the holidays” in a video package – […]

Travis Williams is NEW Champion
Jamie Greer - Dec 3, 2021

Nation Extreme Wrestling (NEW), the new promotion based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that has quickly risen to one of Canada’s premier indie promotions in its short existence, crowned their inaugural NEW Champion on Thursday night when “Golden Boy” Travis Williams defeated Elliot Tyler in the finals of the tournament to become the first […]

Sway Archer
Jamie Greer - Nov 17, 2021

Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at all of the amazing talents working the independent circuits around the world. Some are veterans revitalizing their careers, some are indie prospects hitting their peaks, while others are names to be on the watch for! In this edition, we talked to Canadian indie wrestler Sway Archer, […]

Speedball Bailey
Jamie Greer - Nov 13, 2021

It was a huge title vs. title match on Friday night at Capital City Championship Combat (C4) Never Say Never, as newly crowned C4 Champion “Speedball” Mike Bailey faced off against C4 Underground Champion Kevin Blackwood in a title vs. title match in the main event. After a grueling battle, it was C4 Champion Bailey […]

C4 Never Say Never Again
Jamie Greer - Nov 12, 2021

One of the hardest-hit scenes in pro wrestling during the COVID era of 2020 was undoubtedly the Canadian indie circuit. With strict COVID lockdown protocols, Canadian indie wrestling was essentially put on hiatus for an entire year, if not longer. Canada didn’t have the luxury of some provinces having more lax protocols like their U.S. […]

Vanessa Kraven
Jamie Greer - Nov 7, 2021

For 16 years, Canadian wrestler Vanessa Kraven was a star on both the U.S. and Canadian indie circuits. The Montreal native was trained by famed Canadian trainer Ron Hutchison (Edge, Trish Stratus, etc.) and for two decades, competed for the likes of SHIMMER Wrestling and Shine Wrestling in the U.S., Smash Wrestling, Northern Championship Wrestling […]

NEW Champion
Jamie Greer - Nov 2, 2021

It’s only been a few months now since Nation Extreme Wrestling (NEW) emerged on the Canadian indie scene, but they’ve already created a buzz and entered the talks of being one of Canada’s top promotions and cementing its claim of bringing the best in Canada’s West Coast scene to prominence since their debut in Vancouver, […]

Speedball Bailey
Jamie Greer - Nov 1, 2021

On Sunday night in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (just outside Toronto) for Destiny Wrestling, one of Canada’s indie stars of the past decade, “Speedball” Mike Bailey, signed with IMPACT Wrestling after a post-match appearance from IMPACT’s Scott D’Amore. Bailey accepted and signed the contract on the back of former IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander. This just […]

Nation Extreme Wrestling
Jamie Greer - Oct 12, 2021

It’s only been a few months since the announcement of a new West Coast Canadian indie promotion kicking into operation when Nation Extreme Wrestling (NEW) announced their arrival on Twitter in July of this past summer. The new Vancouver, British Columbia promotion announced an all-star who’s who of West Coast talent featuring international indie stars, […]

Scotty O'Shea
Jamie Greer - Oct 11, 2021

A big shock to the Canadian indie wrestling scene took place this past weekend, when Slam Wrestling revealed that Ontario indie veteran “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea was entering recovery following emergency brain surgery on Saturday. According to his wife’s Facebook account, early on Saturday morning, O’Shea “was taken to the hospital by ambulance after suffering multiple […]

Space Pirates Break Up
Jamie Greer - Aug 28, 2021

One of the top tag teams in the Canadian and United States independent wrestling scenes over the past few years has finally imploded. Space Pirates, the multi-time tag champions in two countries that feature Shane Sabre and Space Monkey, is seemingly no more, following the turn of Shane Sabre at Alpha-1 Wrestling in Canada on […]

Nation Extreme Wrestling
Jamie Greer - Jul 23, 2021

Last summer during the pandemic, the #SpeakingOut movement changed the landscape of pro wrestling as years of abuse and intolerance came to light against wrestlers, promotions, and others through brave recounts posted online from victims. In Canada, allegations against a former owner of Vancouver’s Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW), arguably Western Canada’s biggest indie promotion, […]

Jamie Greer - Nov 26, 2020

While the pandemic of Covid-19 has put a damper on a lot of professional wrestling in the world (primarily in the independent scene), it’s seen several often overlooked or underexposed communities get a bigger spotlight – African-American and LGBTQ+ wrestlers have seen showcases throughout the world, such as Game Changer Wrestling (GCW)‘s For The Culture […]

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Cinderella tournament 2023 lineup - image of 2022 winner MIRAI

During Stardom’s Supreme Fight 12th Anniversary event at Edion Osaka Arena they announced more details for their upcoming Cinderella Tournament 2023. It was announced that 36 wrestlers will take part in the tournament, with 34 being revealed right after. Let’s take a look at the current Cinderella lineup. Cinderella Tournament 2023 Participants 【👗シンデレラトーナメント2023❣】 史上最多36選手がエントリー✨ 🎟️3.26(日)開幕戦のチケットは絶賛発売中❣️ […]

Kota Ibushi celebrates winning IWGP World Heavyweight Championship
jameswatjen - Nov 26, 2020

For nearly two decades, Kota Ibushi has been one of the most well-respected talents in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and Dramatic Dream Team Wrestling (DDT). The accolades achieved by Ibushi include the top gold from both companies and also include notable awards and recognition from the likes of Sports Illustrated and Pro Wrestling Illustrated. […]

Roman Reigns & Jey Uso
Niklas George - Nov 26, 2020

WWE‘s Friday Night SmackDown returns with its first show after what was a very mixed bag of a Royal Rumble premium live event last Saturday. Whereas the Royal Rumble matches themselves were won by worthy and rightful competitors in Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley, the matches themselves felt rather lackluster outside of a couple of […]

WWE Pinned
William Alicea - Nov 26, 2020

WWE continues to shatter records in it’s business as the company reports record numbers such as the viewership on Peacock going increasing to 70% from the previous year, and increasing it’s revenue to 5% from last year bringing it to $325 million for the company. Here’s much more from the press release: STAMFORD, Conn., February […]

AEW Rampage spoilers - Image of Kenny Omega diving on to Will Ospreay

Following an exciting edition of AEW Dynamite on Wednesday, the fans in attendance were treated to a taping for the upcoming episode of AEW Rampage. What went down on Friday night’s show? Let’s take a look at the AEW Rampage spoilers for the February 3, 2023 edition of the show to find out. AEW Rampage […]

Stardom Supreme Fight - Image of Giulia and Suzu Suzuki talking trash
Dylan Murray - Nov 26, 2020

After a relatively quiet January, STARDOM is back on PPV with a loaded card on February 4 inside Osaka Edion Arena #1. STARDOM 12th Anniversary Supreme Fight will hold seven unique matchups, including a league battle as a part of the ongoing Triangle Derby I, a special #1 contenders gauntlet, the return of STARDOM legend […]

AEW Dark 1-31-23
JW Kirkland - Nov 26, 2020

We have a loaded AEW Dark with nine matches set to take place! Brian Pillman Jr. and Brock Anderson team up as they’ll take on Nightmare Factory standouts Dean Alexander and Rosario Grillo. AR Fox and Top Flight are riding a wave of momentum, and they look to keep that going as they face off […]

AEW Dynamite card - Timothy Thatcher debut
Michael Joseph Sugue - Nov 26, 2020

The month of February kicks off in a big way as All Elite Wrestling brings AEW Dynamite to the great city of Dayton, Ohio. AEW started the year off hot, and it’s just about to be scorching in the “Buckeye State.” On this week’s AEW Dynamite card, “The American Dragon” steps to his next challenge as he faces […]