US Indie Pioneers Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) Coming to IWTV

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IndependentWrestling.tv (IWTV) continues to build IWTV into the absolute first stop for fans of independent wrestling with the news that Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW), one of the early US indies in the early 2000s indie revolution boom, would be added to their online archives, starting on Thursday, November 26. IWTV is the home to […] READ MORE


The Pioneers: Minerva – The First Women’s World Champion

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The Pioneers is a new on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. The early creation of a proper World Heavyweight Championship for men is the stuff of legend. European Heavyweight Champion […] READ MORE


The Pioneers: Martin “Farmer” Burns – The Godfather of Pro Wrestling

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The Pioneers is a new on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. The origins of professional wrestling are as muddled as some of WWE’s most recent storylines. While it can be […] READ MORE



The Pioneers: Jack Taylor, Canada’s First Wrestling Superstar

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The Pioneers is a new on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. Today we look at Jack Taylor. Canada has long been a part of pro wrestling’s historical narrative. Much like […] READ MORE


The Pioneers: Bobo Brazil, The First African-American Megastar

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In honor of Black History Month, we here at Last Word on Pro Wrestling will be conducting a series of articles on pioneers in the world of professional wrestling involving African-Americans (or in some cases, African-Canadian or African-British). In this installment of our series, we look at international megastar Bobo Brazil, who transcended racial barriers and become a […] READ MORE


The Pioneers: Sandy Parker – First Black Women’s World Champion

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The Pioneers is a new on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. Today we look at Sandy Parker. The Pioneers: Sandy Parker Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sandy Parker was […] READ MORE



The Pioneers: Bearcat Wright – The First African-American World Champion

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The Pioneers is a new on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. Today we look at Bearcat Wright. The Pioneers: Bearcat Wright While he wasn’t one of the first African-American pro […] READ MORE


The Pioneers: Luther Lindsay – The First African-American Contender

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The Pioneers is a new on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. Today we look at Luther Lindsay. The Pioneers: Luther Lindsay Luther Lindsay was a multi-sport collegiate athlete prior to […] READ MORE