IPW:UK All-England Championship
Details
PromotionInternational Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
Date established9 July 2001
Date retired24 September 2017
Other name(s)
  • FWA All England Championship
    (2001 - 2007)
  • All England Championship
    (2007)
  • IPW:UK All England Championship
    (2007 - 2017)
Statistics
First champion(s)Scottie Rock
Final champion(s)Earl Black Jr
Most reignsJonny Storm (3 times)
Longest reignHade Vansen (729 days)
Shortest reignJonny Storm (1 day)

The IPW:UK All-England Championship (formerly the FWA All-England Championship) was a professional wrestling championship which was originally contested for in Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA) and subsequently in International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW:UK) after FWA's closure. The title was established in 2001 and existed for eight years until it was unified with the IPW:UK Championship in September 2009. The IPW:UK Championship and the All-England Championship were de-unified in 2012 through until the company closing in 2017.

History

FWA

The genesis of the All-England title had its roots in the weekly FWA TV show on Portsmouth's MyTV channel in the summer of 2001. With the main FWA title held by Doug Williams, and Williams in a storyline dispute with the promotion's commissioner, Victoria De Montfort, a decision was made to focus on a secondary belt as a TV championship. At the time, the FWA had been using the FWA European Union Championship as a secondary title, and with the company's ownership keen on promoting a particularly English flavour to the show, the title was renamed the All-England championship, a nod to the organisation running the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Scottie Rock, the last-recognised EU Champion, had been coming to the ring wearing the belt, which at that point was not recognised on the TV show. This was explained away as being a "gypsy fighting championship" belt by the commentary team. Nevertheless, Rock and Johnny Storm were chosen to compete for the initial championship, won by Storm in Portsmouth in July 2001.

The championship was initially envisaged as being a Brits-only competition. However, Ahmed Chaer, a Turkish-German wrestler from the German Stampede Wrestling promotion, was given the title to cement a short-lived alliance between the two promotions, though he lost it on his first defence a week later, to Paul Travell. Although the belt would then revert to its homegrown roots, the American Chris Hamrick would also later hold the title.

IPW:UK

Former champion Leroy Kincade, who defeated Hade Vansen on 19 October 2005, was stripped of the title on 19 November 2006 after siding with International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom in an inter-promotional feud with FWA. Kincade first put his title reign in jeopardy on October 7 of that year by competing in an unsanctioned All-England Title defence at an IPW:UK show. Even though FWA had a working relationship with the promotion, and Kincade in fact retained the title, FWA refused to recognise the result of the match as the FWA management team did not agree for IPW:UK to use the All-England Title name and belt on their show. This continued with Kincade repeatedly siding with IPW:UK and scheduling his own title defences before finally being stripped of the FWA All-England Championship.

Kincade continued to defend the belt even though not officially being champion. However the next official champion would be FWA loyalist Iceman who defeated Kincade at an IPW show. Prior to the match, the FWA announced it would sanction the Title match only if Iceman won.

During the Final Frontiers show, IPW:UK wrestler Sam Slam won the title from Iceman. However, this show also saw IPW:UK win the inter-promotional feud and put FWA out of business, leaving the titles status unclear. FWA would also revive itself as XWA but would sever all ties with the All-England Championship. The title would continue to operate in IPW:UK for just under two years, being part of the British National Championship tournament in 2008, until it was unified into the IPW:UK Championship.[1]

On 15 September 2012, Sha Samuels, holder of the IPW:UK Championship, un-unified the IPW:UK World and IPW:UK All-England belts, putting the All-England title back into active duty through until the company's closure in September 2017.

Title history

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Scottie Rock 9 July 2001 Live event N/A 1 20 Became champion when FWA European Union Championship stopped being recognised. [2]
2 Jonny Storm 29 July 2001 No Surprises Portsmouth, Hampshire 1 28 [3]
3 Ahmed Chaer 26 August 2001 Broken Rulz Essen, Germany 1 6 Chaer defeats Storm and Crazy Sexy Mike at a Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) event in a Winner Takes All Triangle Match for the wXw Highflying Trophy, FWA All-England Championship and Athletik Club Wrestling (ACW) International Championship, respectively. [4]
4 Paul Travell 1 September 2001 Trick or Treat Harrow, London 1 104 Three way match also involving Scottie Rock. [5]
5 Mark Sloan 14 December 2001 Lights, Camera, Acton Acton, London 1 203 [6]
6 Zebra Kid 5 July 2002 Vendetta Telford, Shropshire 1 290(254) [7]
Jack Xavier 16 March 2003 Crunch Broxbourne, Hertfordshire 1 1 Masked wrestler Jack Xavier defeats Zebra Kid then reveals himself to be Jack Xavier while under suspension. [8]
6 Zebra Kid 17 March 2003 Live event N/A 2 290(35) Championship returned to Zebra Kid when it is revealed that Xavier won the title while suspended. [2]
7 Chris Hamrick 21 April 2003 Live event Morecambe, Yorkshire 1 5 [9]
8 Jonny Storm 26 April 2003 Live event Sudbury, Suffolk, Suffolk 2 1 [9]
9 Zebra Kid 27 April 2003 Live event Portsmouth, Hampshire 2(3) 174 [9]
18 October 2003 British Uprising 2 Bethnal Green, London Zebra Kid forfeits the title by no-showing a scheduled title defence against Flash Barker. [2]
10 Hade Vansen 18 October 2003 British Uprising 2 Bethnal Green, London 1 729 Defeats Flash Barker to win the vacant title after replacing Zebra Kid. [2]
11 Leroy Kincaide 16 October 2005 Hotwired Broxbourne, Hertfordshire 1 469 FWA stopped recognising Kincaide as champion on November 19, 2006 when he sided with IPW:UK but was re-recognised for his defence against FWA wrestler Iceman [2]
12 Iceman 28 January 2007 No Escape Orpington, Kent 1 56 Defeated Kincaide in a match which FWA would only recognise if Iceman won. [10]
13 Sam Slam 25 March 2007 IPW:UK vs. FWA: Final Frontiers Orpington, Kent 1 553 Championship renamed All-England Championship when FWA closes at this event. [11]
14 Jonny Moss 28 September 2008 Fourth Anniversary Tour Wolverhampton, West Midlands 1 28 Defeated Sam Slam in the quarter-finals of the British National Championship. [12]
15 Terry Frazier 26 October 2008 British National Finale Bromley, Kent 1 252 Defeated Jonny Moss in the British National Championship final. [13]
16 Leroy Kincaide 5 July 2009 Summer Sizzler Sittingbourne, Kent 2 70 Defeats Frazier for title and contendership for the IPW:UK Championship. [14]
Unified 13 September 2009 5th Anniversary Show Sittingbourne, Kent Unified with IPW:UK Championship when Kincaide defeats champion Alex Shane. Loses the RPW British Heavyweight Championship to Dave Mastiff on October 21, 2010 [2][15]
17 Sha Samuels 15 September 2012 Samuels vs. Frazier 2012 Swanley, Kent 1 245 Sometime in 2012 or 2013, Samuels claims he never unified the belts. He de-unified them to crown himself a double champ and IPW:UK Triple-Crown Champion [2][16]
18 Zack Sabre, Jr 18 May 2013 Royale Rewards 2013 Swanley, Kent 1 155 [17]
19 Jonny Storm 20 October 2013 IPW:UK vs. The LSLL #3 Bethnal Green, London 3 217 [18]
20 Darrell Allen 25 May 2014 Royale Rewards 2014 Tonbridge, Kent 1 175 Defeats Storm in the semi-finals of the British National Championship. [2][19]
21 RJ Singh 16 November 2014 Unfinished Business 2014 Snodland, Kent 1 55 [20]
10 January 2015 Weekend of Champions Night 1 Tonbridge, Kent Vacated due to RJ Singh retiring. [2][21]
22 Grado 15 March 2015 Battle Royale 2015 Tonbridge, Kent 1 <1 Won a 30 man battle royal for the vacant title. [2][22]
23 Jimmy Havoc 15 March 2015 Battle Royale 2015 Tonbridge, Kent 1 188 Defeated Bad Bones on August 9, 2015 to win the IPW:UK World Championship as it was a title vs. title match. [2][22]
24 Sammy Smooth 19 September 2015 Future 8 2015 Tonbridge, Kent 1 399 IPW:UK World Championship was not on-the-line. [2][23]
25 Scott Star 22 October 2016 Future 8 2016 Selsdon, Surrey 1 2,709
26 Earl Black Jr. 23 July 2017 Supershow 10 Rochester, Kent 1 61 Won an 8-man "Super Scrum" against Scott Star, Adam Maxted, El Phantasmo, Jonathan Windsor, Sammy Smooth, Sid Scala, and Spud. [2]

The title was declared vacant and retired on 24 September 2017.

Combined reigns

Rank Champion No. of
reigns
Combined
days
1 Hade Vansen 1 729
2 Sam Slam 1 553
3 Leroy Kincaide 2 539
4 Sammy Smooth 2 462
5 Zebra Kid 3 461
6 Sha Samuels 2 270
7 Terry Frazier 1 252
8 Jonny Storm 1 245
9 Scott Star 2 211
10 Mark Sloan 1 203
11 Jimmy Havoc 1 188
12 Darrell Allen 1 175
13 Zack Sabre Jr. 1 155
14 Paul Travell 1 104
15 Earl Black Jr. 1 61
16 Iceman 1 56
17 RJ Singh 1 55
18 Johnny Moss 1 28
19 Scottie Rock 1 20
20 Ahmed Chaer 1 7
21 Chris Hamrick 1 5
22 Jack Xavier 1 3
23 Grado 1 <1

See also

References

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