Revolution Pro Wrestling
AcronymRevPro[1]
RPW[2]
Founded26 August 2012
StyleProfessional wrestling
Sports entertainment
HeadquartersPortsmouth, England
Founder(s)Andy Quildan
Owner(s)Andy Quildan
WebsiteRevolutionProWrestling.com

Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro/RPW) is a British professional wrestling promotion founded on 26 August 2012 by Andy Quildan after separating from International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom.

Revolution Pro Wrestling currently has partnerships with several internationally based promotions including US-based All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Japan's New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Mexico's Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). American independent company Global Force Wrestling (GFW), also has worked with RPW in the past.[3][4][5]

Top international wrestlers who have worked for RevPro, include WWE performers Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, Kevin Owens, Apollo Crews, Finn Bálor, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Kalisto, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, Killian Dain, Noam Dar, Tommaso Ciampa, and Adam Cole.

History

On 26 August 2012, at Summer Sizzler International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom's (IPW:UK) booker Andy Quildan broke with the company to ensure the high standards he set to the promotion would be maintained.[6][7] Quildan would bring with him the British Heavyweight, Tag Team and Cruiserweight Championships to the promotion. RPW would also book talent from other promotions such as Prince Devitt, Big Damo and Noam Dar, whom later were signed by WWE. With the rising popularity of RPW, it would become one of the biggest promotions in the British independent circuit.

RPW would begin a series of international collaborations and partnerships with other promotions. On 25 July 2014, RPW announced a working agreement with Global Force Wrestling (GFW).[3] On 5 April 2015, RPW hosted hosted the first independent UK defence of the ICW World Heavyweight Championship[8] as part of the At Our Best card when Drew Galloway defended the ICW title along with the EVOLVE and DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Championships[9] against Doug Williams.[10]

On 18 July 2015, RPW established a working agreement with New Japan Pro-Wrestling as part of their "New IWGP Conception", a global expansion strategy centered on their international partnerships.[11][12][13] The agreement also led to NJPW wrestlers making regular appearances for the promotion.

In May, RPW hosted a qualifying match for the WWE Cruiserweight Classic.[14] The first co-promoted shows with NJPW were Uprising and Global Wars UK, which took place in October 2015.[15][16][17][18][19][20] On 3 March 2016 RPW released their own OTT streaming service the RPW On Demand.[21] On 16 March, announced a working agreement with Pro-Wrestling: EVE, which would also feature various title defenses of the Pro-Wrestling:EVE Championship and Pro-Wrestling:EVE events airing on the demand for the RPW On Demand.[22] On 23 March, RPW launched a YouTube series the RevPro TV, which airs on Mondays.[23]

On 8 June 2017, RPW announced the British J-Cup, a tournament based on NJPW's Super J-Cup for cruiserweight wrestlers from all over the world.[24] In August 2017, RPW partnered with American promotion Ring of Honor (ROH) and Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) for the War of the Worlds UK, which featured participation from the promotion.[25] On 22 September, RPW announced that content from Over The Top Wrestling would also be available on RPW On Demand.[26]

On 13 November, RPW announced the creation of its fourth active title the British Women's Championship,[27][28] On 30 November, RPW reach a deal with NJPW to officially sell their merchandise from the RPW shop, becoming their second European carrier of their licensed merchandise.[29] On 30 August 2018, RPW signed a television deal with FreeSports, where it premiered on Wednesday and Thursday, 5 and 6 September 2018,[30] in a live special held at the York Hall in London, England. On 3 October, it was announced the Queen of the Ring tournament for their women's division.[31] On 18 September 2019, RevPro announced they take over Southside Wrestling operations.[32]

Training

Revolution Pro Wrestling hosts a professional wrestling school in Portsmouth, England. It was founded in August 2012 and run by Andy Quildan and Andy Simmonz. The school runs 4 trainee level shows a year for them to showcase their ability in front of a live audience. They teach all the basic elements of professional wrestling as well as other vital parts of being a wrestler such as how to conduct on social media.

Championships

Current champions

As of December 28, 2022

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes Ref.
Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship Great-O-Khan 1 17 December 2022 11 London, England Defeated Zak Zodiac (replacement for Ricky Knight Jr.) on Uprising. [33]
Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship Robbie X 1 17 December 2022 11 London, England Defeated Luke Jacobs on Uprising. [33]
Undisputed British Women's Championship Alex Windsor 1 7 November 2021 416 London, England Defeated Gisele Shaw on Live at The NOTpit. [34]
Southside Women's Championship Dani Luna 1 17 December 2022 11 London, England Defeated Kanji on Uprising. [33]
Undisputed British Tag Team Championship Greedy Souls
(Brendan White and Danny Jones)
1
(1, 1)
23 October 2022 66 London, England Defeated Sunshine Machine (Chuck Mambo and TK Cooper) on Live In London. [35]

Former champions

Championship Last champion(s) Date retired Notes
Southside Heavyweight Championship Ricky Knight Jr. 18 July 2021 Ricky Knight Jr. retired the championship and proclaimed himself the British Heavyweight Champion, using the old British Heavyweight Championship belt.

Southside Heavyweight Championship

Southside Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionRevolution Pro Wrestling
Southside Wrestling Entertainment
Date established24 October 2010
Date retired18 July 2021
Other name(s)
  • NBW Southside Championship
    (2010 - 2011)
  • SWE Heavyweight Championship
    (2011 - 2017)
  • SWE World Heavyweight Championship
    (2017 - 2020)
Statistics
First champion(s)Val Kabious
Final champion(s)Ricky Knight Jr.
Most reignsJoseph Conners (3 reigns)
Longest reignMark Haskins (490 days)
Shortest reignDan Moloney and Robbie X (<1 day)
Oldest championT-Bone (30 years, 150 days)
Youngest championDan Moloney (21 years)
Heaviest championShigehiro Irie (253 lbs)
Lightest championEl Ligero (161 lbs)

The Southside Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the British professional wrestling promotion Progress Wrestling.[36] The title was previously patroned by the Southside Wrestling Entertainment promotion from 2010 until its closure in 2019. There have been a total of 22 reigns and two vacancies shared between 19 distinctive champions. The last holder was Ricky Knight Jr.

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Val Kaboius 24 October 2010 NBW Retribution Over, United Kingdom 1 335 Defeated Martin Kirby in the tournament final to become the inaugural champion.
2 Greg Burridge 24 September 2011 SWE Retribution 2 Huntingdon, United Kingdom 1 43
3 T-Bone 6 November 2011 SWE 1st Anniversary Show St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 203 This was a three-way match also involving Val Kabious.
4 Rene Dupree 27 May 2012 SWE Notorious II St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 84 This was a three-way match also involving Rampage Brown.
Vacated 19 August 2012
5 Stixx 19 August 2012 SWE Supremacy West Bridgford, United Kingdom 1 103 Defeated Mark Haskins to win the vacant title.
6 Max Angelus 30 November 2012 SWE vs. HOP - Ill Manors West Bridgford, United Kingdom 1 212
7 Stixx 30 June 2013 SWE vs. HOP - Ill Manors St. Neots, United Kingdom 2 119
8 Mark Haskins 27 October 2013 SWE 3rd Anniversary Show: End Game St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 490 This was a three-way match also involving Max Angelus.
9 Robbie X 1 March 2015 SWE Battle Of The Egos 5 St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 <1 This was a three-way match also involving Tommy End.
10 Joseph Conners 1 March 2015 SWE Battle Of The Egos 5 St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 139
11 Rockstar Spud 18 July 2015 SWE Great Expectations Stevenage, United Kingdom 1 32
12 Joseph Conners 9 August 2015 SWE Retribution 6 St. Neots, United Kingdom 2 447
13 El Ligero 29 October 2016 SWE 6th Anniversary Show Stevenage, United Kingdom 1 189 This was a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match.
14 BT Gunn 6 May 2017 SWE Speed King 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom 1 175
15 Ethan Page 28 October 2017 SWE 7th Anniversary Show: Masked Mania Stevenage, United Kingdom 1 246 This was a seven-way match also involving HC Dyer, Mike Bird, Sean Kustom, Senza Volto Tucker.
16 Joseph Conners 1 July 2018 SWE The Southside Wrestling World Cup Bedford, United Kingdom 3 <1
17 Dan Moloney 1 July 2018 SWE The Southside Wrestling World Cup Bedford, United Kingdom 1 <1
18 Rob Lynch 1 July 2018 SWE 7th Anniversary Show: Masked Mania Stevenage, United Kingdom 1 245
19 Shigehiro Irie 3 March 2019 SWE Speed King 2019 St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 161
20 Sean Kustom 11 August 2019 SWE Retribution X St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 152 This was a three-way match also involving Stixx.
21 David Starr 10 January 2020 RevPro New Year's Revolution Guildford, United Kingdom 1 160 [37]
Vacated 18 June 2020 David Starr was stripped of the title due to allegations of rape and sexual assault by an ex-girlfriend. [38]
22 Ricky Knight Jr. 4 July 2021 Live at the Cockpit 51 London, United Kingdom 1 84 Defeated Dan Moloney to win the vacant title. [39]
Deactivated 18 July 2021 RevPro Live at Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom Ricky Knight Jr. retired the championship and proclaimed himself the British Heavyweight Champion, using the old Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship belt from when it was still called British Heavyweight Championship.

Combined reigns

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
1 Joseph Conners 3 586
2 Mark Haskins 1 490
3 Val Kabious 1 335
4 Ethan Page 1 246
5 Rob Lynch 1 245
6 Stixx 2 223
7 Max Angelus 1 212
8 T-Bone 1 203
9 El Ligero 1 189
10 BT Gunn 1 175
11 Shigehiro Irie 1 161
12 David Starr 1 160
13 Sean Kustom 1 152
14 Rene Dupree 1 84
15 Ricky Knight Jr. 1 84
16 Greg Burridge 1 43
17 Rockstar Spud 1 32
18 Dan Moloney 1 <1
Robbie X 1 <1

Events

Marquee events

Collaborated events

Tournaments

Tournament Last winners Date won Location
British J Cup "Speedball" Mike Bailey 6 November 2021 Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
Queen of the Ring Maddison Miles 9 November 2019 Sheffield, Yorkshire

Notable alumni

See also

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