Canadian Indies

Jamie Greer - Jul 5, 2017

Toronto’s Smash Wrestling has been making waves on the Canadian independent circuit since 2011, bringing in so many top national and US indie stars that many began to refer to Smash as “PWG North”. They’ve become the Canadian home base for such stars as Johnny Gargano (a former Smash Champion), Joey Ryan, Sami Callihan, Mark […]

Inter Species Wrestling Balls Out poster
Jamie Greer - Mar 28, 2019

Montreal, Quebec, Canada’s Inter Species Wrestling (IWS) is taking part in WrestleMania week this year as part of Game Changer Wrestling‘s The Collective. IWS is an interesting promotion, in that it’s one part CHIKARA and a heavy dose of GCW. Founded in 2005 by Mike Rotch, IWS has been a cult favorite promotion for nearly […]

Jamie Greer - Dec 8, 2017

LuFisto, the 20-year legend in women’s and hardcore wrestling, announced last night she was indeed seriously injured during her match this past Saturday at Alternative Wrestling Show (AWS)‘s event Again No Presents for Christmas: Final Battle, in a tag team match between LuFisto and her Team PAWG team mate Jordynn Grace against the team of Raze & […]

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 […]

Jamie Greer - Apr 6, 2017

This Sunday, Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s Smash Wrestling presents New Girl In Town, live from their new home at the Phoenix Concert Hall. While the event is not airing live to iPPV, it will be available on-demand a week later, like many other top indie promotions. If you’re in the Toronto area, check it out live, […]

Jamie Greer - Mar 25, 2017

This Sunday, Toronto’s indie sensation Smash Wrestling takes the show on the road with a special live event in London, Ontario at the London Music Hall for Show Us What You Got!, which will be available for viewing within the week on their on-demand service, Smash On Demand. Much like other promotions like PWG and AAW, Smash’s […]

Jamie Greer - Nov 15, 2019

Alpha-1, the promotion owned by IMPACT Wrestling‘s “All Ego” Ethan Page based out of Hamilton, Ontario, has emerged as one of Canada’s top indie promotions, with a great group of Canadian indie stars on the rise (many of whom have followed Page’s footsteps into the US indie scene) that compliment the national (and international) stars […]

Jamie Greer - Jun 1, 2020

In mid-May, a promo began to circulate for the premiere of a new indie promotion in the Southern Ontario, Canada scene named Backyard Pro. The video promised to use ten Ontario indie wrestlers in a special backyard show, with everyone portraying brand new characters, akin to WWE’s Southpaw Regional Wrestling or IMPACT Wrestling‘s Impact Provincial […]

Rick James - Jan 22, 2018

Last night Smash Wrestling hosted their sixth installment of Any Given Sunday.  We the fans were given an experience that included many moments that will be remembered for quite some time.  We witnessed Sebastian Suave and Tarik destroy each other with thundering chops that could be heard from outside the venue.  We were given Kevin […]

Jamie Greer - Mar 10, 2018

(DISCLAIMER: This entire article is written in a kayfabe narrative combining storylines from three different promotions, SHIMMER, Smash Wrestling and Impact Wrestling, to explain the evolution of Courtney Rush into Rosemary.) She’s arguably one of Impact Wrestling‘s most popular characters of all time – the Demon Assassin, the Queen of the Hivelings, from the Valley […]

Rick James - Feb 19, 2018

Smash Wrestling’s annual F8ful Eight tag team tournament comes to the Phoenix for the first time on February 25, 2018.  With a roster stacked to the brim with amazing tag team talent, we can expect another great event as teams try to distinguish themselves from the others and earn a possible tag team title opportunity. […]

LuFisto as Shine Champion
Jamie Greer - Feb 16, 2018

Yesterday, women’s wrestling legend and current SHINE Champion LuFisto took to Twitter and her website to announce that she’s recently been diagnosed with cervical cancer. Her full statement is below: From… I don't know what else to say. Everything is in there. Thank you. — LuFisto (@LuFisto) February 16, 2018 I’ve been debating […]

Ben Kerr - Sep 21, 2016

For the first time ever, the stars of the UK’s Progress Wrestling promotion represented their home promotion in Canada. Zach Sabre Jr., Jack Gallagher, Mark Haskins, El Ligero, Mark Andrews, and The London Riots (James Davis and Rob Lynch) spent three nights in the GTA, taking on the stars of Smash Wrestling. Smash vs Progress Wrestling: Night Two in […]

Ben Kerr - Sep 20, 2016

For the first time ever, the stars of the UK’s Progress Wrestling promotion represented their home promotion in Canada for Smash vs Progress. Zach Sabre Jr., Jack Gallagher, Mark Haskins, El Ligero, Mark Andrews, and The London Riots (James Davis and Rob Lynch) spent three nights in the GTA, taking on the stars of Smash Wrestling. Progress […]

Jamie Greer - Oct 24, 2018

Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at all of the amazing talent 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! This edition looks at one of the women who star with […]

Jamie Greer - Aug 8, 2018

The saga of Rosemary continued in a strange way, after the demonic possession Rosemary announced yesterday that the meat suit had been fixed and was preparing (training) to return to the ring. But the story took a twist, when the new episode of Welcome To The Multiverse aired today when Allie received a strange note […]

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AB Morales - Aug 8, 2018

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Alex Hammerstone as MLW World Champion.
James Staynings - Aug 8, 2018

Let’s talk about your boy Hammer. The former MLW World Champion is a hidden gem on the US indie scene. At some point soon he may be free to break out on a wider scale.    Vince McMahon’s “airport test” was used to judge if a wrestler was worthy of being a main event player. […]

A photo of National Wrestling Alliance stable Pretty Empowered on an episode of NWA Powerrr.

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Kelvin Briggs - Aug 8, 2018

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