List of women's wrestling promotions

This is a list of women's professional wrestling promotions, sorted by country's and lists both active and defunct "indy promotions" and major promotions.

JapanEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Notes
Actwres girl'Z Tokyo Super Project Co. Ltd 2015–present
Ice Ribbon Warabi Neoplus 2006–present
Ladies Legend Pro-Wrestling Tokyo Rumie Kazama
Shinobu Kandori
1992–present [1]
Oz Academy Tokyo Mayumi Ozaki 1998–present
Pro Wrestling Wave Tokyo Zabun Co, Ltd. 2007–present
Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling Sendai Meiko Satomura 2005–present
Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling Tokyo Tetsuya Koda and Nozomi 2012–present Sister promotion to DDT Pro Wrestling, became a standalone entity in 2015.
World Wonder Ring Stardom Tokyo Rossy Ogawa 2010–present Acquired by Bushiroad in October 2019 and became a sister promotion to New Japan Pro-Wrestling.[2][3]
Defunct
All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling Tokyo Kunimatsu Matsunaga
Takashi Matsunaga
1968–2005 [4][5][6]
Arsion Tokyo Hiroshi Ogawa 1997–2003 [7][8]
Gaea Japan Tokyo Yuka Sugiyama 1995–2005 [4][9][10]
Jd' Tokyo Yoshimoto Kogyo Company
J Office Group
1995–2007 [11]
JWP Joshi Puroresu Tokyo Kiyoshi Shinozaki
Masatoshi Yamamoto
1992–2017 [12][13]

United KingdomEdit

Name Location Owner(s) Years active Notes
Bellatrix Female Warriors Norfolk

Essex

Saraya Knight 2006–present Female-only wrestling promotion originally known as World Association of Women's Wrestling up until 1 January 2013.
Pro-Wrestling: EVE All over Great Britain Dann Read 2010–present

United StatesEdit

Promotion name Location Promoter(s) Years active Notes
Queens of Combat Charlotte, North Carolina Josette Bynum 2014–present
Shimmer Women Athletes Berwyn, Illinois Dave Prazak and Allison Danger 2005–present
Shine Wrestling Ybor City, Florida Dave Prazak and Lexie Fyfe 2012–present WWNLive brand and sister promotion to Shimmer Women Athletes
Women of Wrestling Los Angeles, California David McLane 2000–2001; 2012–present
Women Superstars United Blackwood, New Jersey Jac Sabboth (2006–2007)
Sean McCaffrey (2007–2012)
Drew Cordeiro (2012–2014)
DJ Hyde (2013–present)
2006–present Sister promotion to Combat Zone Wrestling and member of the United Wrestling Network.
Women's Wrestling Revolution Providence, Rhode Island Drew Cordeiro 2016–present Sister promotion to Beyond Wrestling.
Defunct
ChickFight San Francisco, California Jason Deadrich 2004–2008
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling Las Vegas, Nevada (1986–1992) Meshulam Riklis (1986–2001)
Ursula Hayden (2001-2003)
1986-2003
Ladies Major League Wrestling Florida Howard Brody 1989–1992
Ladies Professional Wrestling Association Laughlin, Nevada Tor Berg 1989–1998
Naked Women's Wrestling League Howard Mann 2004–2009
Powerful Women of Wrestling Indianapolis, Indiana David McLane 1987–1990
Rise Wrestling Naperville, Illinois Kevin Harvey 2016–2020 Sister promotion to Shimmer Women Athletes
World Women's Wrestling Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Sheldon Goldberg 2006–2010
Wrestlicious Tampa, Florida Jonathan Vargas, Johnny Cafarella, and Jimmy Hart 2009–2010

Other PromotionsEdit

Promotion name Location Promoter(s) Years active Notes
nCw Femmes Fatales Montreal, Canada François Poirier
Phil Bélanger
2009–present
Pro Wrestling Women's Alliance New South Wales, Australia Madison Eagles 2007–2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ladies Legend Pro-Wrestling". The Great Hisa's Puroresu Dojo. Wrestling-Titles.com. 2003. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  2. ^ https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/10/njpw-parent-company-purchases-stardom-660850/
  3. ^ https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/10/more-details-on-the-stardom-bushiroad-deal-660853/
  4. ^ a b "Japanese Promotions". Promotions. OnlineWorldofWrestling.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  5. ^ "All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling". The Great Hisa's Puroresu Dojo. Wrestling-Titles.com. 2003. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  6. ^ Duncan, Royal and Gary Will; Brian Westcott (2004). "AJWPW - All Japan Womens' Pro-Wrestling". Solie's Title Histories. Solie.org. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  7. ^ Samuel Eanes; Earl Oliver; Hisaharu Tanabe; Brian Westcott (2004). "AtoZ/ARSION". Solie's Title Histories. Solie.org. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  8. ^ "ARSION". The Great Hisa's Puroresu Dojo. Wrestling-Titles.com. 2003. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  9. ^ "GAEA Japan". The Great Hisa's Puroresu Dojo. Wrestling-Titles.com. 2003. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  10. ^ Samuel Eanes, Brian Westcott & Hisaharu Tanabe (2004). "GAEA Japan". Solie's Title Histories. Solie.org. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  11. ^ "Jd'". The Great Hisa's Puroresu Dojo. Wrestling-Titles.com. 2003. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  12. ^ "JWP Project". The Great Hisa's Puroresu Dojo. Wrestling-Titles.com. 2003. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  13. ^ Royal Duncan, Gary Will, Brian Westcott and Hisaharu Tanabe (2004). "JWPP - Japanese Women Pro-Wrestling Project". Solie's Title Histories. Solie.org. Retrieved 2010-05-18.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)