World Association of Wrestling
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World Association of Wrestling (WAW) is a British professional wrestling promotion founded by Ricky Knight, Sweet Saraya, and Jimmy Ocean in 1994 in Norwich, Norfolk. It is affiliated with the all-female promotion Bellatrix Female Warriors which is also owned by Saraya Knight. The promotion features British-style wrestling and uses British rules.
|Sister||Bellatrix Female Warriors|
Ricky Knight, Sweet Saraya, and Jimmy Ocean formed WAW in 1994 in Norwich. Ocean left the business after approximately one year. In 2005, Ricky Knight and Sweet Saraya formed the World Association of Women's Wrestling, although the name was later changed to Bellatrix Female Warriors.
In 2014, WAW ran more than 100 shows. In September 2016, WAW began airing on Mustard TV. American wrestler Scott Hall is an agent for the promotion and works behind the scenes at television tapings.
The promotion was featured in the 2012 Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family about the Knight family. It was featured in the film Fighting with My Family, which was based on the documentary.
The promotion also includes a wrestling school, The WAW Academy, which trains in the British catch-as-catch-can wrestling style. Trainees perform for both WAW and Bellatrix Female Warriors. The Academy trains wrestlers of all ages, including children. Interest in the school increased after Ricky Knight and Sweet Saraya's daughter Saraya-Jade was signed by the WWE in 2011. Zak Knight and Sweet Saraya are the head trainers at the academy, but they also bring in guest trainers, as well.
|WAW World Heavyweight Championship||Ricky Knight Jr.||Roy Knight||2 June 2019||423+|||
|WAW World Tag Team Championship||The Art of Pro Wrestling||The UK Pitbulls (Bulk and Big Dave)||30 November 2019||80+|||
|WAW World Light Heavyweight Championship||Villman||Brad O'Brien||5 January 2020||44+|||
|WAW Open International Championship||Brody Steele||Aaron O'Malley||22 September 2018||514+|||
|WAW European Heavyweight Championship||Vacant||Dale Broughton||19 January 2020||30+|||
|WAW British Heavyweight Championship||Keegan||Tony Knight||26 October 2019||115+|||
|WAW Television Championship||Ricky Knight Jr.||Alexander Young||5 May 2018||654+|||
|WAW Under-23 Championship||Dillon Slade||Jaiden Docwra||4 August 2019||198+|||
|WAW Academy Championship||Drew Marshall||Opie Jackson||4 August 2019||198+|||
|WAW Academy Tag Team Championship||The Dementors (Nocturne and The Mummy)||The Battlekats (Battlekat Eli and Battlekat SL)||19 January 2020||30+|||
|Championship||Last champion(s)||Date won||Date retired||Previous champion(s)||First champion(s)||Reference|
|RQW World Heavyweight Championship||Luke Hawx||19 March 2016||14 May 2016||Roy Knight||Robbie Brookside|||
|RQW European Tag Team Championship||The UK Hooligans (Zak Knight and Roy Knight)||1 May 2015||14 May 2016||K4 (King Kendo and Karl Kramer)||Team Charming (Jack Storm and Dave Moralez)|||
|RQW European Cruiserweight Championship||Mitchell Starr||22 May 2016||5 June 2016||Peter Nixon||Bubblegum|||
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