Pro Championship Wrestling (PCW UK)
AcronymPCW
Founded2011[1]
HeadquartersPreston, Lancashire, England[1]
Founder(s)Steven Fludder
Owner(s)Steven Fludder[1]
Websitewww.prestoncitywrestling.com

Pro Championship Wrestling (PCW UK) is a British owned independent professional wrestling promotion established as Preston City Wrestling in 2011. It was re-branded as Pro Championship Wrestling in 2020, and is still stylised as PCW. PCW runs the majority of its shows in Preston, in the county of Lancashire in England.

History

Pro Championship Wrestling UK was founded in 2011 as Preston City Wrestling by Steven Fludder in Preston, Lancashire.[2] Their first event was held on 26 August 2011 in Preston and they crowned their first PCW champion during the second show on 23 September.[3] Many other notable British talents have also wrestled at PCW including Magnus, Drew Galloway and Doug Williams.[4] In 2013, it was announced that former boxing champion Riddick Bowe would sign his first contract with PCW and wrestle his first match in March 2014.[5] However, on 14 December 2013, Preston City Wrestling announced on their Facebook Page that Bowe would no longer be appearing due to a disagreement with Bowe`s new agent. At "Tribute to the Troops" in 2014, approximately 2000 people were in attendance for the free (non paid) show, a record for a wrestling show in the United Kingdom outside of WWE or WCW shows.[6][7] In June 2014 they announced their partnership with Ring of Honor (ROH)[7] and presented their first show together called "Supershow of Honor" in November.[8][9] In July 2015 it was announced that another four wrestling shows co-promoted by both organizations would occur in November 2015.[10] On 27 November Adam Cole became the first Ring of Honor wrestler to gain a PCW title, winning the PCW Cruiserweight Championship from El Ligero.[11] It was announced on Twitter that Billy Gunn signed with PCW for "Road To Glory 2016" show in February along with Tajiri.[12] On 25 June 2016, PCW hosted the first HD iPPV in European wrestling history.[13] In September 2016, PCW withdrew from its relationship with ROH and announced they were now working with American promotions Beyond Wrestling and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and German promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw).[14]

Championships

Current champions

Championship Current champions Date won Event Previous champions Days held
PCW Heavyweight Championship Joey Hayes 17 February 2019 PCW Road To Glory 2019 - Day 2 Tel Banham 1,176+
PCW Tag Team Championship The Buy Out (Bram, Danny Hope and Sheikh El Sham) 22 June 2019 PCW Heatwave Iestyn Rees & Joey Hayes 1,051+
PCW Cruiserweight Championship Dave Birch 7 April 2019 PCW Who Dares Wins 2019 Tel Banham 1,127+
PCW Women's Championship Lizzy Styles 26 October 2019 PCW Fright Night 2019 Nightshade 925+

Tournaments

Tournament Current winner Date won Event
Road To Glory Joey Hayes 16 February 2019 Road to Glory 2019
Kris Travis Memorial Bubblegum February 26, 2017 Kris Travis Memorial Day 3

Road To Glory winners

PCW Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionPreston City Wrestling (PCW)
Date established23 September 2011
Current champion(s)Joey Hayes
Date won17 February 2019

PCW Heavyweight Championship

The PCW Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by the Preston City Wrestling (PCW) promotion. The title was created and debuted on 23 September 2011.

The current champion is Joey Hayes, who is in his second reign.

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
Rank Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 T-Bone 1 23 September 2011 329
PCW Road To Glory
Defeated Noam Dar in Tournament final.[15]
2 Lionheart 1 17 August 2012 <1
PCW One But Not Forgotten - 1st Anniversary
This was a Four way match also involving Davey Richards and Dave Mastiff.[16]
3 Kris Travis 1 17 August 2012 154
PCW One But Not Forgotten - 1st Anniversary
[16]
4 T-Bone 2 18 January 2013 133
PCW More Bang For Your Buck
[17]
5 Doug Williams 1 31 May 2013 63
PCW No Retreat, No Surrender - Show 1
[18]
6 Lionheart 2 2 August 2013 238
PCW Too Good To Be Two - 2nd Anniversary
[19]
Vacated 28 March 2014 Lionheart had to vacate the title due to injury.
7 Danny Hope 1 28 March 2014 <1
PCW Who Dares Wins
Won in a 30-man Royal Rumble match.[20]
8 Joey Hayes 1 28 March 2014 126
PCW Who Dares Wins
[20]
9 Chris Masters 1 1 August 2014 120
PCW I Want To Break Three
Lionheart was Special Referee.[21]
10 Uhaa Nation 1 29 November 2014 105
PCW/ROH SuperShow Of Honor - Show 3
This was a Three way Elimination match also involving Dave Mastiff.[22]
11 Chris Masters 2 14 March 2015 119
PCW Road To Glory 2015 - Show 3
This was a Loser Leaves PCW No Disqualification Match.[23]
12 Dave Mastiff 1 11 July 2015 210
PCW Tribute To The Troops 2
[24]
13 Sha Samuels 1 6 February 2016 140
PCW Road To Glory 2016 - Show 3
This was a Street Fight[25]
14 Noam Dar 1 25 June 2016 91
PCW Tribute To The Troops 3
This was a three-way match also involving Drew Galloway.[26]
15 Iestyn Rees 1 24 September 2016 398
PCW Dar Wars - The Final Chapter
This was a three-way match also involving Sha Samuels.[27]
16 T-Bone 3 27 October 2017 203
PCW Fright Night 2017
[28]
17 Lionheart 3 18 May 2018 92
PCW Better Than A Bollard
This was a three-way match also involving Sha Samuels.[29]
18 Dean Allmark 1 18 August 2018 <1
PCW Seventh Anniversary: Stairway To Seven
[30]
19 Tel Banham 1 18 August 2018 183
PCW Seventh Anniversary: Stairway To Seven
Tel Banham cashed in his Money In The Bank contract.[30]
20 Joey Hayes 2 17 February 2019 391
PCW Road To Glory 2019 - Day 2
21 CJ Banks 1 14 March 2020
PCW Road To Glory 2020 - Day 2
22 Will Kroos 1 No record of having won the championship from CJ Banks
23 Sheikh El Sham 1 10 September 2021 240+
PCW 10 Years Strong

Combined reigns

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 T-Bone 3 665
2 Iestyn Rees 1 398
3 Lionheart 3 338
4 Joey Hayes † 2 1,302+
5 Chris Masters 2 239
6 Dave Mastiff 1 210
7 Tel Banham 1 183
8 Kris Travis 1 154
9 Sha Samuels 1 140
10 Uhaa Nation 1 105
11 Noam Dar 1 91
12 Doug Williams 1 63
13 Danny Hope 1 <1
14 Dean Allmark 1 <1
PCW Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionPreston City Wrestling (PCW)
Date established17 August 2012
Current champion(s)The Buy Out (Bram, Danny Hope and Sheikh El Sham)
Date won22 June 2019

PCW Tag Team Championship

The PCW Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling Championship (professional wrestling) owned by the Preston City Wrestling (PCW) promotion. The title was created and debuted on 17 August 2012.

The current champions are The Buy Out (Bram, Danny Hope and Sheikh El Sham), who are in their second reign.

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
Rank Team Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Fight Club
(Kid Fite and Liam Thompson)
1 17 August 2012 287
PCW One But Not Forgotten - 1st Anniversary
This was a Three way match also involving Disco Madness (Mad Man Manson and Sam Bailey) and MOB (Keith Myatt and Ruffneck).[31]
2 The Steiner Brothers
(Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)
1 31 May 2013 1
PCW No Retreat, No Surrender - Show 1
[32]
3 Team Single
(Rampage Brown and T-Bone)
1 1 June 2013 1,211
PCW No Retreat, No Surrender - Show 3
This was a Three way match also involving Fight Club (Kid Fite and Liam Thompson)[33]
4 Martin Kirby and Joey Hayes 1 24 September 2016 155
PCW Dar Wars - The Final Chapter
Martin Kirby and Joey Hayes cashed-in their Money In The Bank contract.[27]
5 The Spirit Squad
(Kenny and Mikey)
1 26 February 2017 35
PCW Kris Travis Memorial Tournament 2017 - Day 2
This was a triple threat match also including UK Hooligans (Roy Knight & Zak Knight)[34]
6 UK Hooligans
(Roy Knight & Zak Knight)
1 2 April 2017 258
PCW Who Dares Wins
This was a Career vs Titles match.[35]
Vacated 16 December 2017
PCW Festive Fury 2017
Stripped due to inactivity.[36]
7 Team Single
(Rampage Brown (2) and T-Bone (2))
2 10 February 2018 57
PCW Road To Glory 2018 - Show 2
Defeated Big T. Justice and Tel Banham in the tournament final for the vacant titles.[37]
8 Kings Of Leon
(Lionheart and Sha Samuels)
1 8 April 2018 20
PCW Who Dares Wins 2018
This was a Four way match also involving New Age Kliq (BT Gunn & Chris Renfrew) and Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey).[38]
9 The Kinky Party
(Jack Jester and Sha Samuels (2))
1 28 April 2018 182
PCW Springslam 2018
Defeated Lionheart and CJ Banks for the titles.[39]
10 The Buy Out
(Bram, Danny Hope and Sheikh El Sham)
1 27 October 2018 238
PCW Fright Night 2018
Bram and Sheikh El Sham won the match, but Danny Hope is also recognized as champion under the Freebird Rule.[40]
11 Joey Hayes and Iestyn Rees 1 22 June 2019 0
PCW Heatwave
12 The Buy Out
Danny Hope (2) and Sheikh El Sham (2))
2 22 June 2019 1,051+
PCW Heatwave
Sheikh El Sham and Danny Hope defeated Iestyn Rees and Joey Hayes to regain titles having lost them earlier on the show

Combined reigns

Indicates the current champion
Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined
days
1 Team Single
(Rampage Brown and T-Bone)
2 1,268
2 Fight Club
(Kid Fite and Liam Thompson)
1 287
3 UK Hooligans
(Roy Knight & Zak Knight)
1 258
4 The Buy Out†
(Danny Hope and Sheikh El Sham)
1 1,051+
5 The Buy Out
(Bram, Danny Hope and Sheikh El Sham)
1 238
6 The Kinky Party
(Jack Jester and Sha Samuels)
1 182
7 Martin Kirby and Joey Hayes 1 155
8 The Spirit Squad
(Kenny and Mikey)
1 35
9 Kings Of Leon
(Lionheart and Sha Samuels)
1 20
10 The Steiner Brothers
(Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)
1 1
11 Joey Hayes and Iestyn Rees 1 <1
PCW Cruiserweight Championship
Details
PromotionPreston City Wrestling (PCW)
Date established17 August 2012
Current champion(s)Dave Birch
Date won7 April 2019

PCW Cruiserweight Championship

The PCW Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by the Preston City Wrestling (PCW) promotion. The title debuted on 17 August 2012.

The current champion is Dave Birch, who is in his first reign.

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Noam Dar 1 17 August 2012 168
PCW One But Not Forgotten - 1st Anniversary
This was a Six way match involving Bubblegum, Dean Allmark, Joey Hayes, Martin Kirby and Steven Walters.[31]
2 Dave Rayne 1 1 February 2013 182
PCW Road To Glory 2013 - Tag 1
[41]
3 April Davids 1 2 August 2013 238
PCW Too Good To Be Two - 2nd Anniversary
[42]
4 Bubblegum 1 28 March 2014 582
PCW Who Dares Wins
[43]
5 El Ligero 1 31 October 2015 27
PCW Fright Night 4
This was a Three way Elimination match involving Noam Dar.[44]
6 Adam Cole 1 27 November 2015 195
PCW/ROH SuperShow Of Honor #2 - Show 1
This was a Three way Elimination match involving Bubblegum.[45]
Vacated 9 June 2016 Adam Cole was stripped of the title due to lack of defenses.[46]
7 Bubblegum 2 6 August 2016 125
PCW 5th Anniversary Show
Defeated El Ligero for the vacant title.[47]
8 Ashton Smith 1 9 December 2016 190
PCW The Feed Me More Tour - Day 1
[48]
9 Dean Allmark 1 17 June 2017 427
PCW/IPW:UK The Confrontation: PCW Vs. IPW:UK
[49]
10 Tel Banham 1 18 August 2018 232
PCW Seventh Anniversary: Stairway To Seven
Tel Banham cashed in his Money In The Bank contract.[30]
11 Dave Birch 1 7 April 2019 1,127+
PCW Who Dares Wins 2019
Birch defeated Banham in an open challenge

PCW Women's Championship

PCW Women's Championship
Details
PromotionPreston City Wrestling
Current champion(s)Lizzy Styles
Date wonOctober 26, 2019

The PCW Women's Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by the Preston City Wrestling (PCW) promotion. The title was first awarded on 26 August 2017 when Lucy Cole defeated Lauren, Nightshade, Rhio, Sammii Jayne, and Sierra Loxton in a six-way elimination match at Girl Power 2.

The current champion is Lizzy Styles, who is in her first reign

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Lucy Cole 1 26 August 2017 112
PCW Girl Power 2
Cole defeated Lauren, Nightshade, Rhio, Sammii Jayne, and Sierra Loxton in a six-way elimination match to become the inaugural champion.[50]
Vacated 16 December 2017
PCW Festive Fury 2017
Vacated due to injury.
2 Rhio 1 16 December 2017 112
PCW Festive Fury 2017
Rhio defeated Nightshade to win the vacant title.[51]
3 Viper 1 7 April 2018 1
PCW Live In Halifax
[52]
4 Rhio 2 8 April 2018 131
PCW Who Dares Wins 2018
This was a Triple Threat match also including Nightshade.[38]
5 Nightshade 1 17 August 2018 435
PCW Ready Wrestler One
This was a Ladder match.[53]
6 Lizzy Styles 1 26 October 2019 925+
PCW Fright Night 2019

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