Revolution Pro Wrestling
AcronymRevPro[1]
RPW[2]
FoundedAugust 26, 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 August 26, 2012 by Andy Quildan after separating from International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom.

Revolution Pro Wrestling currently has partnerships with several internationally based promotions including U.S.-based All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and sister promotion Ring of Honor (ROH), 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 August 26, 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.

On July 25, 2014, RPW announced a working agreement with Global Force Wrestling (GFW).[3] On July 18, 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.[8][9][10] 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.[11] The first co-promoted shows with NJPW were Uprising and Global Wars UK, which took place in October 2015.[12][13][14][15][16][17] On March 3, 2016 RPW released their own OTT streaming service the RPW On Demand.[18] On March 16, 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.[19] On March 23, RPW launched a YouTube series the RevPro TV, which airs on Mondays.[20]

On June 8, 2017, RPW announced the British J-Cup, a tournament based on NJPW's Super J-Cup for cruiserweight wrestlers from all over the world.[21] 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.[22] On September 22, RPW announced that content from Over The Top Wrestling would also be available on RPW On Demand.[23]

On November 13, RPW announced the creation of its fourth active title the British Women's Championship,[24][25] On November 30, RPW reach a deal with NJPW to officially sell their merchandise from the RPW shop, becoming their second European carrier of their licensed merchandise.[26] On August 30, 2018, RPW signed a television deal with FreeSports, where it premiered on Wednesday and Thursday, September 5 and 6, 2018,[27] in a live special held at the York Hall in London, England. On October 3, it was announced the Queen of the Ring tournament for their women's division.[28] On September 18, 2019, RevPro announced they take over Southside Wrestling operations.[29]

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 September 1, 2022

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship Ricky Knight Jr. 1 August 21, 2022 11+ York Hall, London Defeated Will Ospreay at RevPro X Anniversary.
Undisputed British Tag Team Championship Sunshine Machine
(TK Cooper and Chuck Mambo))
1
(1, 1)
January 9, 2022 235+ London, England Defeated previous champions Ricky Knight Jr and Roy Knight at Live in London 57.
Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship Luke Jacobs 1 July 23rd, 2022 40+ Manchester, England Defeated Michael Oku at Summer Sizzler 2022.
Undisputed British Women's Championship Alex Windsor 1 November 7, 2021 298+ London, England Defeated previous champion Gisele Shaw at RevPro Live at The NOTpit 55.
Southside Women's Championship Kanji 1 July 20, 2019 1139+ Stevenage, England Defeated Shanna at SWE Adrenaline Rush.

Former champions

Championship Last champion(s) Date retired Notes
Southside Heavyweight Championship Ricky Knight Jr. July 18, 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 establishedOctober 24, 2010
Date retiredJuly 18, 2021
Other name(s)
  • NBW Southside Championship
    (2010 - 2011)
  • SWE Heavyweight Championship
    (2011 - 2017)
  • SWE World Heavyweight Championship
    (2017 - 2020)

The Southside Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the British professional wrestling promotion Progress Wrestling.[30] 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 October 24, 2010 NBW Retribution Over, United Kingdom 1 335 Defeated Martin Kirby in the tournament final to become the inaugural champion.
2 Greg Burridge September 24, 2011 SWE Retribution 2 Huntingdon, United Kingdom 1 43
3 T-Bone November 6, 2011 SWE 1st Anniversary Show St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 203 This was a three-way match also involving Val Kabious.
4 Rene Dupree May 27, 2012 SWE Notorious II St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 84 This was a three-way match also involving Rampage Brown.
Vacated August 19, 2012
5 Stixx August 19, 2012 SWE Supremacy West Bridgford, United Kingdom 1 103 Defeated Mark Haskins to win the vacant title.
6 Max Angelus November 30, 2012 SWE vs. HOP - Ill Manors West Bridgford, United Kingdom 1 212
7 Stixx June 30, 2013 SWE vs. HOP - Ill Manors St. Neots, United Kingdom 2 119
8 Mark Haskins October 27, 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 March 1, 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 March 1, 2015 SWE Battle Of The Egos 5 St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 139
11 Rockstar Spud July 18, 2015 SWE Great Expectations Stevenage, United Kingdom 1 32
12 Joseph Conners August 9, 2015 SWE Retribution 6 St. Neots, United Kingdom 2 447
13 El Ligero October 29, 2016 SWE 6th Anniversary Show Stevenage, United Kingdom 1 189 This was a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match.
14 BT Gunn May 6, 2017 SWE Speed King 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom 1 175
15 Ethan Page October 28, 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 July 1, 2018 SWE The Southside Wrestling World Cup Bedford, United Kingdom 3 <1
17 Dan Moloney July 1, 2018 SWE The Southside Wrestling World Cup Bedford, United Kingdom 1 <1
18 Rob Lynch July 1, 2018 SWE 7th Anniversary Show: Masked Mania Stevenage, United Kingdom 1 245
19 Shigehiro Irie March 3, 2019 SWE Speed King 2019 St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 161
20 Sean Kustom August 11, 2019 SWE Retribution X St. Neots, United Kingdom 1 152 This was a three-way match also involving Stixx.
21 David Starr January 10, 2020 RevPro New Year's Revolution Guildford, United Kingdom 1 160 [31]
Vacated June 18, 2020 David Starr was stripped of the title due to allegations of rape and sexual assault by an ex-girlfriend. [32]
22 Ricky Knight Jr. July 4th, 2021 Live at the Cockpit 51 London, United Kingdom 1 84 Defeated Dan Moloney to win the vacant title. [33]
Deactivated July 18, 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 November 6, 2021 Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
Queen of the Ring Maddison Miles November 9, 2019 Sheffield, Yorkshire

Notable alumni

See also

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