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Reality of Wrestling (ROW) is an independent professional wrestling promotion based in Houston, Texas. It was established as Pro Wrestling Alliance (PWA) in 2005 by Booker T.

Reality of Wrestling
AcronymROW
Founded2005
StyleSports entertainment
HeadquartersHouston, Texas[1]
Founder(s)Booker T
Owner(s)Booker T
Sharmell[2]
FormerlyPro Wrestling Alliance
Websitehttp://www.realityofwrestling.com

HistoryEdit

Pro Wrestling AllianceEdit

The Pro Wrestling Alliance's first show was held in December 2006. Owner Booker T has stated that the promotion was opened with the intent to give professional wrestlers the opportunity to properly train, as well as to keep the legacy of Paul Boesch's Houston Wrestling alive.[1][2] The money made at shows is donated to Booker T. Fights For Kids Foundation, which helps kids stay off the streets and shows them the benefits of a better life.[3]

Monthly events were held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Texas, and later at the Clear Lake Recreation Sports Center in Clear Lake, Texas.

In December 2007, Rob Van Dam wrestled his first match after leaving WWE against Booker T for the PWA, and the match is included on the DVD The Best of RVD TV Vol 1 DVD in the extras.[4]

Reality of WrestlingEdit

On March 9, 2012, after seven years as the Pro Wrestling Alliance, the promotion was re-launched as Reality of Wrestling (ROW).[1] The name change was a spontaneous decision of Booker T.[2] In December 2013, the promotion almost closed with Christmas Chaos planned as the last show.[2] However, last minute investors and partners helped the promotion continue to run.[2]

The promotion produces a weekly YouTube show with tapings taking place once monthly at their live events in Clear Lake. ROW later launched a local television program in Houston, Texas that originally aired on KUBE-TV Channel 57 and currently airs on Sunday mornings on KIAH-TV Channel 39.[2] In February 2014, ROW partnered with the Soul of the South Network to air the show in 20 cities.[2] They aired their first internet pay-per-view in July 2014.[2] Episodes are aired on the website fite.tv.

The promotion also includes a school that has a two-year training program for beginning professional wrestlers, as opposed to the more traditional three and six month programs at other schools.[5]

Current championsEdit

Championship Current Champion(s) Date Won Days Won from Notes
ROW Heavyweight Championship Vacant August 11, 2018 404 Rex Andrews (Stripped from the title) [6]
ROW Tag Team Championship Devin Devine & Mik Drake August 11, 2018 404 Fly Def (Warren Johnson & Zack Mason) [7]
ROW Diamonds Championship Aqa April 14, 2019 586 Kylie Rae [8]
ROW Television Championship Van Harrison August 11, 2018 404 JJ Blake [9]
ROW Texas Championship Ayden Cristiano August 11, 2018 404 [10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Damante, Mike (2013-03-26). "Booker T brings Reality of Wrestling to Houston suburb". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Pendergest, Sean (2014-04-02). "Booker T's Reality of Wrestling Gets a Second Chance, Just as He Did". Houston Press. Retrieved 2015-04-27.
  3. ^ Eck, Kevin (2007-06-21). "Q&A with King Booker". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  4. ^ Ward, Marshall (2009-09-17). "Get your Van Dam fill through RVD TV". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  5. ^ Ryan, Nathan (2014-07-04). "World Wrestling Entertainment on the hunt for more Australian talent". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
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