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Global Professional Wrestling Alliance
Founder(s)Mitsuharu Misawa
Yoshiyuki Nakamura
Owner(s)Yoshiyuki Nakamura

The Global Professional Wrestling Alliance (GPWA) was a cooperative group of professional wrestling promotions and wrestlers from around the world. Formed in 2006, the group was founded by the professional wrestler Mitsuharu Misawa, the founder of Pro Wrestling Noah. It was led by president Yoshiyuki Nakamura, co-owner of Pro Wrestling Zero1. The organization folded in 2009.


The group was established as a means to aid the many competing wrestling promotions in Japan. Members would share resources including training facilities and their wrestlers themselves. They would also coordinate the arrangements of their shows in order to avoid clashes. In addition to this "super shows" would be run with wrestlers from the member promotions competing on the same shows, the first of which occurred on November 14, 2006.



Promotion Representative Country
AAA Dorian Roldán Mexico
American Combat Wrestling Sal Hamaoui United States
AWA Superstars of Wrestling Dale Gagner United States
Big Mouth Loud Kazunari Murakami Japan
Big Japan Pro Wrestling Eiji Tosaka Japan
Diamond Ring Akira Hokuto Japan
Dragon Gate Takashi Okumura Japan
DDT Pro-Wrestling Sanshiro Takagi Japan
El Dorado Wrestling Noriaki Kawabata Japan
European Wrestling Association Chris Raaber Austria
Frontier Wrestling Alliance Mark Sloan United Kingdom
Full Impact Pro Sal Hamaoui United States
International Wrestling Association of Japan Kishu Asano Japan
Kaientai Dojo Taka Michinoku Japan
Kensuke Office Hisako Sasaki Japan
Pro Wrestling Noah Akira Taue Japan
Pro Wrestling World-1 Steve Corino Canada
Pro Wrestling Zero1 Shinjiro Otani Japan
Ring of Honor Cary Silkin United States
Shimmer Women Athletes Dave Prazak United States
World League Wrestling Harley Race United States

Freelance wrestlers

Wrestler Country
Kikutaro Japan
Mazada Japan
Magnitude Kishiwada Japan
Minoru Suzuki Japan
Nosawa Japan
Shiro Koshinaka Japan
Tadao Yasuda Japan
Takaku Fuke Japan
Yoshihiro Takayama Japan

See also