Smash Wrestling

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 […]

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. […]

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 - Apr 26, 2018

Wrestling tournaments are a thing of beauty, and something that has become some of the biggest events for promotions around the world. From PWG Battle of Los Angeles to CHIKARA King of Trios, from wXw‘s 16 Carat Gold to PROGRESS‘ upcoming Super Strong Style 16, tournaments bring in world class talent for a chance to […]

Jamie Greer - Oct 1, 2018

Every since 2013, Toronto’s Smash Wrestling has held an annual battle called the CANUSA Classic, pairing two competing teams of women’s wrestlers, one representing Canada and the other the USA. Over the years, some of the top indie stars in women’s wrestling have competed, including WWE Superstars like Ruby Riott (Heidi Lovelace) and Candice LeRae, […]

Jamie Greer - Aug 27, 2018

Last night at Super Showdown VI in Toronto, Canada, Smash Wrestling crowned a new Smash Champion, as Canadian indie star TARIK defeated Joey Janela for the vacant championship. The title was previously held by Franky TM, the nefarious leader of the faction Malice (along with Vanessa Kraven and the Super Smash Bros), but “The Beast […]

Dux and Banks with Smash Wrestling tag titles
Jamie Greer - Sep 30, 2018

At tonight’s Smash Wrestling #DTK: Don’t Trust Karma event in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, The Pillars – a tag team featuring long time Smash Wrestling regulars and Canadian indie stars Tyson Dux and Brent Banks – defeated The Well Oiled Machines (Pepper Parks & “Psycho” Mike Rollins) to become the new Smash Tag Team Champions. Tyson […]

Jamie Greer - Dec 10, 2018

Smash Wrestling returns to the Franklin Horner Community Centre for a special holiday show this Sunday, featuring a solid show mixed with Southwestern Ontario and Upstate New York indie stars, as well as a few very special guests. Like many promotions, Smash Wrestling got hit by an injury bug (they had Marko Stunt booked prior to […]

Rick James - Jan 28, 2019

IMPACT Wrestling and Toronto’s Smash Wrestling team up for the first time ever to produce the live Twitch special Brace For IMPACT this Saturday, airing live from London, Ontario  With only four matches announced so far, this event is already shaping up to be a “can’t miss” show. Cody Deaner vs. Mike Rollins Cody Deaner previously wrestled […]

Rick James - Jan 21, 2019

Any Given Sunday events have, in recent years, come to be known as the first major event of the new year for Smash Wrestling.  Last year, we saw Vanessa Kraven interfere in a World title match that saw Frankie TM defeat Tyson Dux, and we saw the first ever Smash Tag Team Champions crowned, as the […]

Jamie Greer - Apr 3, 2018

Match Point is an ongoing series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups in indie wrestling and beyond. They may be dream matches, first-time matchups, or hotly anticipated rematches. Today’s edition features a match up from Toronto’s Smash Wrestling, whose next event is Sunday April 15, 2018’s It’s All Fun And Games event. In a first […]

Jamie Greer - Jan 22, 2017

If you’re a true fan and purist of professional wrestling, who loves everything from the old days of the AWA and WWF to an indie supporter of Beyond, Evolve or World Wonder Ring Stardom, this is the greatest time to be alive in the industry’s long and rich history. Back in the glory days of […]

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 - Nov 4, 2018

Canadian indie wrestler Brent Banks is set to make his Defiant Wrestling debut in the UK next week in Newcastle, England at the Refuse to Lose ’18 PPV on November 7, 2018 (although he appeared once previously with the company when they were WCPW). He’ll be facing another Canadian indie star, El Phantasmo, who has […]

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