Canadian Indies

Travis Williams
Jamie Greer - Jun 24, 2020

Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW), arguably the premier indie promotion on Canada’s West Coast, found itself caught up in the #SpeakingOut movement when allegations of misconduct surrounding a member of management, co-owner Jeff Duncan. While ECCW announced the removal of a management member on Wednesday, the company did not release Duncan’s name. Following the news, […]

Jamie Greer - Aug 17, 2019

Over the past few months, a new member of the IMPACT Knockouts division has seen a slow rise in television time. Canadian indie star Alexia Nicole made her debut in May in a quick match against Jordynne Grace, but the feisty young Canadian gained the respect of her victor. Last week in early August, she […]

William Alicea - Aug 17, 2019

On Friday night at a Capital City Championship Combat (C4) Wrestling event, in what was supposed to be a night of giving back to the community and fighting for a real cause, the team of All Elite Wrestling‘s Cody Rhodes and MJF were booked for a tag match against the team of Tabernak De Team […]

Jamie Greer - Aug 13, 2019

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 will be taking a look at one […]

Jamie Greer - Aug 12, 2019

On Saturday, four independent promotions – Canada’s Smash Wrestling and Femme Fatales plus the US’ SHIMMER and RISE Wrestling – joined forces to present The Summit, featuring a stunning array of women’s indie wrestling. SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy defended her belt against Nicole Matthews, while Femme Fatales Champion Mercedes Martinez defended her crown against Jordynne […]

Jamie Greer - Aug 12, 2019

While in town for SummerSlam week, WWE held their first-ever WWE Canadian tryouts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this past week. WWE Performance Center Head Coach Matt Bloom and William Regal, WWE’s Director of Talent Development, Head of Global Recruiting and NXT General Manager, was joined by PC trainer Serena Deeb, NXT’s Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel […]

Smash Wrestling
Jamie Greer - Aug 5, 2019

Toronto’s Smash Wrestling is hosting a slew of events throughout SummerSlam week with the likes of PROGRESS Wrestling from the UK, Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), China’s Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (OWE), SHIMMER, RISE, and Quebec’s Femme Fatales. But arguably no event is bigger for Smash than their flagship marquee event of the year, Super Showdown. […]

Jamie Greer - Jul 28, 2019

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! This edition looks at a rising star in the Canadian indies […]

Smash Wrestling
Jamie Greer - Jul 23, 2019

Promotional Consideration is an on-going series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling that sheds spotlights on some of the top indie promotions around the world for your consideration, discovering their stories, the struggles, and their triumphs, directly from the promoters and owners mouths themselves. This week’s spotlight is on Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s Smash Wrestling with an […]

Smash Wrestling
Marc Madison - Jun 14, 2019

As Smash Wrestling prepares to host the inaugural wrestling event The Summit, Quebec women’s promotion Femmes Fatales (one of the co-promotions) have announced a massive fatal four-way match at the event in the announcement below. Toronto is the place to be now and it will also be on August 10 when LuFisto, Cheerleader Melissa, Allysin […]

The Northern
Jamie Greer - May 31, 2019

Smash Wrestling is one of Canada’s premier promotions, based out of Toronto and running shows around Southern Ontario and Quebec. For years they ran a tournament called GOLD, sort of like Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG)‘s Battle of Los Angeles but north of the border, featuring top international talent competing against many of Smash’s regular combatants. […]

Smash Wrestling
Jamie Greer - May 20, 2019

Toronto’s Smash Wrestling has emerged as arguably Canada’s premier indie promotion since it debuted in 2012. It took two years until they crowned their first Smash Heavyweight Champion in Matt Cross in 2014, that has since seen the likes of Alex Shelley, Johnny Gargano, Mark Haskins, Tyson Dux and reigning champion Tarik hold it over […]

Smash Wrestling
Jamie Greer - Apr 12, 2019

Canada’s Smash Wrestling, hot off announcing a four day event that will feature the best of Smash alongside the UK’s PROGRESS Wrestling and Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) in the first week of August, has now announced The Summit on August 10, a massive women’s showcase featuring Smash Wrestling, Quebec indie Femmes Fatales (sister company […]

Jamie Greer - Apr 8, 2019

Smash Wrestling, one of Canada’s premier indie promotions and based out of Toronto, has announced a huge four-day event at the beginning of August that will see Smash team up with London, England’s PROGRESS Wrestling and Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) for a series of special events. O hai there TORONTO. August 7th and 8th. […]

Lego Death Match

As a kid, you probably thought Legos were pretty cool. I mean, what wasn’t to love? They are colorful little blocks that you could use to pretty much make anything you wanted, including a nice mess on your bedroom floor. As an adult, specifically a parent, chances are you don’t love Legos as much as […]

Jamie Greer - Mar 30, 2019

International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS) is one of Canada’s longest running active promotions, opening its doors in 1999. Founded by a trio of veteran Quebec indie wrestlers PCP Crazy Manny and Sexxxy Eddy, alongside promoter Nixon Stratus, IWS has been a staple stop for many international wrestlers going through Canada. On Saturday April 6, they’re holding IWS […]

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Dominic P (Editor) - Mar 30, 2019

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Scott Edwards (Editor) - Mar 30, 2019

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This weekend as part of WrestleMania Week festivities TJPW runs their first ever show in the U.S. The popular Joshi group has some recognisable stars going head to head thanks to their partnership with All Elite Wrestling which has showcased names like Shoko Nakajima, Maki Itoh, Miyu Yamashita, and Yuka Sakazaki. Let’s take a look […]

Niklas George - Mar 30, 2019

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Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes | WrestleMania 39 Night 2
Scott Edwards (Editor) - Mar 30, 2019

While there are two nights of WrestleMania these days, it all comes down to the main event on night two — the ultimate match of the entire show. WrestleMania 39 Night 2 not only features the biggest match of the weekend but one of the grandest matches to ever happen on “The Grandest Stage of […]

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Laurence Gibbons - Mar 30, 2019

WrestleMania has always been synonymous with celebrities and the 39th edition will be no different.  From Muhammed Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Mr. T to Kid Rock, Ozzy Osbourne, and Cyndi Lauper – they’ve all appeared at WrestleMania. WWE is bound to whip out some celebs for its WrestleMania Goes Hollywood shows on April 1 […]

Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes | WrestleMania 39 Night 2

On Thursday, March 30th, ESPN’s First Take received the exclusive opportunity to reveal the full two-day WrestleMania 39 card for WrestleMania Saturday and WrestleMania Sunday. First Take returned from commercial break with a brief promo from Sami Zayn, who tossed it back to the studio desk for the big announcement. The show’s co-host ran down […]